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Crypto News: The Return Of FOMO

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As we start the last week of September off and the last week of the third quarter, the bull camp certainly feels like the sentiment has changed. Last week’s XRP mega breakout rally reminded everyone of why we loved crypto in 2017. XRP’s epic run from .27 to .80 in the span of a few days brought out plenty of XRP fanboys and haters. The haters are saying that the move proves that XRP is centralized and was a pump engineering by the folks at Ripple. The fanboys, on the other hand, touted the launch of xRapid and Coil that XRP is getting closer to real-world adoption. Whether you’re an XRP hater or fanboy, the clear reason why we pumped so hard is FOMO. FOMO is very powerful in crypto land and we are glad to see it’s still alive and well in the crypto verse. In our opinion, this is the biggest crypto news of the month – the return of FOMO.

XRP price action

In looking at the XRP price action, we remain bullish on XRP as long as it remains above the 200-day moving average, which is at about .53 on this chart. A close below here would be short-term bearish in our opinion. We expect XRP to consolidate around the 200-day moving average before going on its next run.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin needs to hold 6600 or else we will most likely dump to 6400. 6600 was previous resistance that we broke through last week. A drop below will put us back in the neutral zone of 6200 to 6500 that seems like purgatory for Bitcoin. The bears come out of hibernation and say that new lows are on the way and the pessimistic forecasts of $3k and lower starting hitting the headlines.

We do believe that sentiment has changed in the markets and that sentiment is favoring the bulls now. Last week, the market ignored the CVE vulnerability, which is not what a bear market does. In a bear market, any negative news drives prices lower and bullish news is overlooked. Likewise, in a bull market, negative news is ignored and bullish news keeps the momentum going.

Ethereum

Ethereum is the last one we can get bullish on. Matter of fact, if it wasn’t for XRP last week, ETH would probably be under $200 right now. ETH is only trading above its 20-day moving average right now and has the 50-day at 267. ETH is no one even close to its 200-day moving average, which signals to trend traders that the trend remains down and that rallies in ETH are to be sold. We are already witnessing this to start the week as ETH has sold off from 245 to lows of 231. A break below 230, which was prior resistance, and we will target 220 and below again.

Electroneum

Electroneum (ETN) is one of the more popular coins on Global Coin Report and matter of fact, our most popular article ever is on Electroneum. As you can see from the CoinMarketCap chart, ETN has been making a nice run in the last week.

My colleague Ali Qamar had this to say about why Electroneum is running:

Mobile micropayments are also at the heart of Electoneum’s goals, and the project recently released its mobile payment application, in a beta-testing stage. And it seems to be working very well as testers report good news from all over the world about the way the app works and delivers the service it’s supposed to do. All those good news are driving ETN’s price up.

Over on YouTube, Crypto Rich discussed Electroneum in further detail and has been a good source of information on Electroneum and interviewed CEO Richard Ells several times.

Bottom line

The best move right now is to watch closely and wait. Another pump is coming. When no one knows, but when it does, we will be ready.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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