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Cryptocurrency deflation: Is Litecoin (LTC) headed for $50? Bitcoin to $5000?

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At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is exchanging at around $6,421, marking a price depreciation of about 1.22% in the last 24-hours. The latest price dip opens the gates for a new weekly low. Bitcoin’s most recent price dip follows the decision by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to postpone Bitcoin’s ETF or exchange-traded fund to the last week of September.

Apart from Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies also suffered price slumps in the ongoing market loss. Ethereum lost roughly 15% of its value in the last seven days. At the time of writing, the second most potent crypto is exchanging at 357 US dollars, marking a new weekly low. From our observations, Ethereum has lost about 23% of its value over the last 4-weeks.

Altcoins are also not spared in the ongoing price depression in the market, the top 10 altcoins are in the red zone (except Stellar’s XLM), deprecating from 4% to roughly 12%. At the time of writing, Ripple (XRP), and IOTA are showing signs of significant loss, depreciating 2.85% and 7.99% respectively, followed closely by Litecoin (LTC).

Among the leading top 20 virtual currencies by market cap, Ethereum Classic (ETC) was the least hit coin losing only 0.02% of its value in the past 24-hours to exchange at 15.11 US dollars. Just a couple of days ago, digital currency exchange Coinbase came to the assistance of ETC, adding support on its platform, Coinbase Pro. And then, Robinhood, the commission-free virtual currency exchange platform, listed ETC as well. It seems those two good news waves are working in favor of the coin.

At the time of writing, the total market cap of all virtual currencies in the market stands at 236.7 billion US dollars. Down by almost 15 billion US dollars over the period of 24-hours.

Market Still Gloomy

Within the last couple of days, the virtual currency market witnessed a value depreciation of about 31 billion US dollars with Bitcoin leading the way. Often, after a major value drop, leading cryptocurrencies tend to record comeback rallies that immediately cover up the losses of the previous days.

However, the current market dip seems to be different from others. Bitcoin managed to record a mere 3% (which it seems to be losing again), falling short in making up for its losses it has incurred throughout the past few days.

Litecoin (LTC) Price Review

From the look of things, Litecoin (LTC) is expected to further depreciate with speculations rife that it might break the 60 US dollar support level. Litecoin might extend its declines to close the day at the $60 US dollar level against the US dollar.

Two days ago, Litecoin recorded steep declines in price below the $70 US dollar mark against the dollar showing signs of extended decreases that might lead to its prices to test the $50-dollar level. Following LTC recently drop of a high of $75.3 to a low of $61.06, the digital coin tested the 23.6 percent Fib retracement level, although the price values faced a lot of challenges near the $64 and $64 levels.

Crypto experts believe the next support level will be at $55, below which, the value of the digital coin might face heightened selling pressure. For Bitcoin though, there are fewer chances that it could go as low as $5000. As anything is possible in crypto space; it can go in future bear markets but probably won’t go that low as of now.

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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