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Can Litecoin (LTC) Payments Push Bitcoin Out of the Picture

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The last several years have been very interesting when it comes to the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. One of the biggest twists, however, has yet to come, and it is indicated that it might come very soon. If it does, Litecoin might finally be able to replace Bitcoin as a payment method when it comes to crypto transactions.

Is Litecoin a superior cryptocurrency?

Despite the fact that Bitcoin is the first-ever cryptocurrency, and that is still the biggest and most popular one today, other cryptos like Litecoin have seen much when it comes to development and improvement in the areas that Bitcoin did not manage to cover properly. Not only that, but Bitcoin’s entire blockchain was carried forward by Litecoin’s efforts for years now.

Litecoin is a crypto very similar to Bitcoin in some aspects, but it works on an entirely different protocol. It was created and published in October 2011, and it was designed in a way that allows it to work as a completely pure form of digital money. It is completely decentralized, open-source, and offers extremely safe transactions, supported by cryptographic math. Despite the popular opinion, however, Litecoin was not designed to be Bitcoin’s competition.

Despite this, it might soon replace it due to several advantages. For example, it is completely self-sustainable and has a real, legitimate use case. Other than that, it offers much lower transaction fees than BTC, its mining network is more decentralized, and the time that it takes to process transactions is significantly shorter.

Litecoin can be found in various exchanges, but many would argue that the best deal can be found on GDAX and OKEX. These are also the exchanges with the highest LTC trading volume.

Litecoin’s future

When it comes to this coin’s future, experts believe that it is a bright one, and for several reasons. One of these reasons includes its founder and leader – Charlie Lee. Not only is he a very capable professional, but the very fact that the coin’s leader has a name and a face inspires trust, which is something that Bitcoin cannot match.

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Apart from that, Litecoin has a superior code. It basically only modified Bitcoin’s code that allowed it to avoid the centralization of activities related to crypto mining, but this is still a large advantage for this crypto.

Due to the lack of leadership when it comes to BTC, the cryptocurrency has been a target of a lot of internal political wars, which has further damaged the coin’s stability. Litecoin doesn’t have such issues, and the coin knows where it is headed, and what it wants to achieve.

Finally, LTC is much more comfortable when it comes to adopting new tech. It is also much faster when it comes to actually do it, where Bitcoin is bound to take things slow, due to its size. It often needs entire years of infighting in order to make a decision that it can stick to.

So, despite the fact that LTC was not created to pose as Bitcoin’s competitor, replacement, or to be in any way a threat to the first crypto, it still managed to become one. Still, Bitcoin is massive and has become a synonym for cryptos, which allows it to hold its own, even with such a capable crypto standing right behind it. In theory, LTC replacing BTC might be better, but the chances that it would happen anytime soon are slim, at best.

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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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Litecoin Cash (LCC): The potential mover?

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Litecoin underwent a hard fork in the past, and that is what led to the creation of Litecoin Cash. Bitcoin has also experienced a hard fork, which has led to the creation of Bitcoin Cash, so this trend is not necessarily brand new.

Forks have occurred pretty often now in the cryptocurrency community, and the perception is that it probably will continue to, as long as the need (forks are often created to overcome issues faced by the originals) remains there.

While the market has been bearish for most of the year, it has been showing some definite signs of life, especially when we look at the kind of price action that has been happening with Ripple recently. Litecoin is also rising in anticipating of its hard fork, which is to be expected.

For those who are unaware, Litecoin Cash was created earlier this year. 10 Litecoin Cash was given to every investor who had 1 Litecoin – and that one move, it’s easy to see, was very massive concerning value.

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, has come out against LiteCoin Cash, calling it a scam. Many cryptocurrency influencers have come out against Litecoin cash, although there are still others that believe that this is only because the project threatens them.

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The Stage is Set for Stellar XLM vs XRP

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The digital asset of XRP, did something spectacular on the 18th of September when it shocked the crypto-markets by rising in value by 21%. In a time period that was less than 5 hours, XRP spiked from levels of $0.273 to those of $0.332 and has continued rising. The digital asset is currently valued at $0.36.

xRapid Factor

The reason for the sharp increment in value of XRP was news that the Ripple company was going to launch xRapid in the next month or so. This was after the firm’s head of Regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Sagar Sarabhai, made the following comments during a CNBC interview on the 17th of September:

“I am very confident that in the next one month or so you will see some good news coming in where we launch the product live in production.”

Stellar’s Cross-Border Payments

The news of Ripple launching xRapid has come 2 weeks after the Stellar project and IBM, announced that they were entering the industry of cross-border payments through their new service known as IBM Blockchain World-Wire. The new payment settlement service has been quoted as being ‘near instant’ meaning that it will probably rival the transactions time seen in the xRapid pilot tests of 2 – 3 minutes earlier on in the year.

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