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Has Ethereum (ETH) Finally Found Its True Bottom?

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The crypto space has seen a lot of activity recently, and investors around the world have been waiting for Ethereum to finally reach a bottom. After months of stability, the market crashed for the second time in 2018 on November 14th, just before the BCH hard fork, and the downward trend lasted for over a month when the situation finally changed on December 17th.

Ethereum seems to be stabilizing

This was the time when cryptocurrencies experienced a new price surge, which lasted for an entire week. While Bitcoin value grew by around $1,000, Ethereum managed to almost double its former value of $80. However, the surge soon ended, and a price correction took place, bringing ETH down to around $130, where it seemingly stabilized.

Now, traders and investors believe that ETH has found a new bottom and that the price might not drop below this point. At the moment, it certainly appears as if this might be true, and the third largest coin by market cap currently trades in the green, with a price of $131 per coin.

Due to price volatility, which is still relatively high among the top-ranking coins, ETH value is still expected to go above and below $130, although this may be where the real decline might end. With less than a week before the year ends, many in the crypto community are hoping for any sign of market stability which might eventually lead towards a new growth in early 2019.

At the time of writing, ETH trading volume is just above $3 billion, while the coin’s market cap sits at $13.56 billion. At the time of writing, Ethereum is one of only 5 coins among the top 10 that are trading in the green, while Bitcoin and XRP — both larger in terms of market cap — are experiencing slight losses. ETH price, on the other hand, seemingly stabilized on December 25, mostly maintaining a delicate balance between $125 and $135.

The recent rally managed to bring ETH to $156.60, which is a new milestone that the coin reached on December 24. Since then, ETH went through a price correction which reduced its value by around $25. When it comes to Bitcoin, the correction took away nearly $400, leaving the largest coin just above $3,800 in terms of price.

Will the situation change in the New Year?

Since many are now hoping that 2019 will bring a positive change to the crypto market, it is possible that the top coins might keep their current prices, at least for a while. However, recent reports suggest that some of the highly-anticipated events that might bring positive impact to the crypto space — such as the launch of Bakkt exchange — might see further delays. If this does happen, the prices may be in for another free fall, although nothing is confirmed as of yet.

One positive thing for the crypto world is its apparent independence from the US stock market, which is still dominated by the bearish market. As such, many consider the crypto market to become a safe haven for traditional investors in the future, although many are still questioning this, and it currently remains a distant possibility, at best.

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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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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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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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