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Could This Be The End for XRP In The Crypto Markets?

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The crypto-markets have been looking a bit gloomy this past week with the total market capitalization dropping from $255 Billion on Tuesday the 7th of August, to current levels of $207 Billion at the moment of writing this (August 11th). One of the fears many crypto traders have is that this market cap will drop to levels below $200 Billion and continue to hurt their investment portfolios.

Looking at XRP, it has dropped from levels of $0.41 on the same Tuesday – 7th of August – to current levels of $0.29. This is a drop in price of 30% in less than 4 days. Comparing this to the peak value of XRP of $3.82 in January, the digital asset has dropped 92.4% in the past 8 months.

It is by a similar observation that the inventor of the Bollinger Bands used in trading – John Bollinger – believes it is time to start looking for signs of capitulation in XRP. In a tweet on the 10th of August, Mr. Bollinger had this to say about the recent slump in the price of the digital asset:

Capitulation is when investors give up on any previous gains in an asset they own in the market and start selling abrupt to get out of their positions. Capitulation involves extremely high volumes and sharp declines. It also involves panic selling. The question now is, have the XRP investors totally given up on the coin that is meant to skyrocket to the stratosphere this year due to numerous news and its general popularity?

A brief history of John Bollinger

John Bollinger is a trusted and famous technical trader who developed the highly used Bollinger Bands. He developed the technique in the 1980s which uses a moving average with two trading bands above and below it. These two bands are used to gauge the possible highs and lows of an asset. Many traders believe that the closer the price of an asset moves to the upper band, the more overbought it is and most likely to drop in value. If it moves to the lower band, it is oversold and likely to start an upward trend.

John Bollinger further provides 22 rules to follow when using the bands as a trading system. Crypto trading platforms such as Binance and Bitfinex have Bollinger Bands as an analysis tool on their charts.

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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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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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