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Crypto market analysis: Bitcoin, Ripple (XRP), and Tron (TRX) price surge

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For starters, last week witnessed Major League Baseball (MLB) announcing their intention to release an Ethereum based virtual, collectible game later during the Summer of 2018. The Major League Baseball in collaboration with Lucid Sights, a blockchain gaming firm, is working on a game-changing dApp that is going to boost the baseball fandom.

How this is going to work is MLB Crypto Baseball similar to CryptoKitties, blockchain’s most popular game, will allow users to buy and exchange virtual kittens, using Ethereum as the mode of coinage. Given that virtual assets have established themselves as profitable ventures, MLB’s primary objective in presenting the Ethereum-based game is to attract young individuals back to baseball by increasing its hype.

While MLB might be the first major league to back the blockchain technology fully, they are not the first sports utility to commence adoption in America. NBA’s Sacramento Kings, one of the most tech knowledgeable commercial businesses in all of the sports, accepted Bitcoin in 2014 to be one of their ticket and merchandise payment options.

Cryptocurrency Market in the Green

Bitcoin

Although being down for almost one month hovering below 7,000 US dollars, Bitcoin has started to bounce back in the last seven days or so. Yesterday’s market activities saw Bitcoin prices skyrocketing registering a jump of 600 US dollars in less than 2 hours. Other virtual currencies such as Moner, Cardano, NEM, and EOS have followed the trend showing significant price increment in yesterdays and today’s market activities.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is currently exchanging at $8,180 per digital coin, an estimated 600 US Dollar increment from its previous 24-30 hour market value, according to data released by Coinmarketcap.

At the time of writing, cryptocurrency total market cap stands at $140,449,716,215 up against its previous 126,178,000,000 market cap. Also, Bitcoin’s market cap has gained about $10 billion to currently stands at about $126 billion against the last $116 billion mark it was recording just about a week ago.

Ripple (XRP)

Like other leading virtual currencies, Ripple has been on a bullish trend since the start of Q2. On 10th July, Ripple (XRP) had depreciated to a low of 0.44 US dollars trading horizontally before the bulls took the coins value to a high of $0.51. Given that Ripple (XRP) is now out of the range bond zone of 0.45 US dollars and 0.42 price levels, Ripple is expected to continue with its momentum promising a brighter future for coin holders.

Tron (TRX)

As we all know, Tron has been making headlines having an eventful two months closing deals and signing significant partnerships with other significant financial players.

Tron is not being left behind in the ongoing bull run being experienced in the market with its prices jumping to $0.03769 today. A price surge of more than 8 percent in the last 24 hours.

According to CoinMarketCap, Tron’s (TRX) market cap currently stands at 2.4 billion US dollars. Many experts believe that today’s price surge of Tron is caused by the confirmation of Tron acquiring biggest p2p platform, BitTorrent, and will continue to climb.

Conclusion

Many crypto enthusiasts are attributing the current price surge by Bitcoin, Ripple (XRP), and Tron (TRX) being experienced due to several high-profile recommendations from the financial world.

Goldman Sachs, the new chief executive of US investment bank, is reportedly looking into ways he can venture in the crypto market. Also, giant hedge fund, BlackRock, is also reportedly building a team to study and investigate the uses of blockchain and bitcoin in the market but are said to be doing so under the radar. And now, today, the confirmation came in that Justin Sun, the CEO of Tron has ‘actually’ acquired BitTorrent. It seems like good fortune has come back to the cryptocurrency world.

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Bitcoin Price Could Get Extremely Ugly – Barrons

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Bitcoin (BTC/USD) price recent rebound has faded and its easy to see why. After soaring to a two-month high of $21,470, Bitcoin has pared back some of those gains to trade at $20,895. This decline is mostly because of the fundamentals and technicals of the coin as I will explain below.

Bitcoin Fundamentals

The main fundamental reason why Bitcoin is pulling back is the rising fears of a recession. A recent survey by WSJ placed the risk of a recession in the US at 61%. That is notable since it is the highest the figure has been in months. 

At the same time, Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo published weak financial results. Most of them said that their profits tumbled by more than 30% in the final quarter of 2022. Reading between the lines shows that most of them have allocated millions of dollars in credit loss provisons.

Historically, these provisions tend to rise when there is a fear of a recession. At the same time, many safe American companies have starte announcing substantial layoffs recently. Amazon is laying off 18,000 people while Microsoft, Salesforce, Meta Platforms are laying off thousands of workers. In a note, an analyst at Oanda said:

“Bitcoin prices are weakening as growth fears have Wall Street worried a…

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2 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price is Soaring in 2023

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Bitcoin price has staged a strong comeback in 2023 as investors rushed to buy the dip. The BTC/USD exchange rate surged to a high of 21,465, the highest level since November. It has risen by more than 30% from the lowest point in 2022. Here are the top reasons why BTC price is soaring.

Mild recession hopes

Bitcoin and other financial assets like stocks and gold have rallied because of the falling inflation in the United States and around the world. Consumer inflation dropped from 7.1% in November to 6.5% in December. Core inflation dropped to 5.7%. 

And on Wednesday, data from the US showed that wholesale prices dropped by 0.5% in December, higher than the expected 0.1%. The producer price index (PPI), rose by 6.2%, the lowest level since March 2021. This decline happened because of the falling energy prices.

Another data showed that retail sales tumbled in December. They dropped by 1.1% in December, the biggest decline in 2022. In a note, an analyst at RSM said:

“The lag impact of elevated inflation weighs heavily on U.S. households, it’s very clear that the median American consumer is still reeling from the loss of wages in inflation-adjusted terms.”

A recession is often seen as a bad thing. But in the financial assets, it can be seen as…

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Bitcoin Price is Getting Severely Overbought: Is it a Buy?

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Bitcoin price made a spectacular comeback in the past few days as investors reflect on encouraging data from the United States. The BTC/USD exchange rate surged to a high of $21,365, the highest point since November. It has risen by more than 35% from the lowest level in November. So, is the tide turning?

Will the Fed pivot?

Bitcoin and other global assets continued surging as investors reacted to the latest American economic data. Data published last week revealed that the American consumer inflation inched downward in December. It dropped to 6.5% in December, the sixth straight month of decline.

A week earlier, data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed that the country’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% in December. In the same period, wage growth increased by 4.7%, lower than the previous month’s 5.2%. A decline in wage inflation is a positive sign for Bitcoin and other financial assets because of the Federal Reserve.

The Federal Reserve has been in a strong tightening phase in the past few months as it continues its battle against inflation. Its goal is to soften the economy and prevent a hard landing. Such a situation will happen when wage growth eases. 

Therefore, Bitcoin has risen because of the rising chances that the Fed will start to pivot. Historically, Bitcoin and other…

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