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Will Ethereum Hit $100 or $200 Next?

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For every crypto enthusiast, trader, or investor that claims that crypto will go big in 2019, there is an equal amount (or more) of those who remain skeptical and claim that crypto is just a bubble and that the crash is not done yet. After an entire bearish year, accompanied by two major market crashes, it is understandable why people are ready for a significant, positive change. It is also understandable why investors are wondering how much worse it can get from here on.

One of the most often-discussed coins these days is Ethereum (ETH), the third largest crypto by market cap depending on XRP price. Ethereum was questioned a lot recently, especially because it lost its position to XRP in mid-November. It is also one of the most important coins in crypto history, as it brought the focus to blockchain technology and its potential use cases, instead of just focusing on being a form of online cash.

What is next for ETH?

So, where is Ethereum going from here? Will it drop to $100 and below once again, or will it rise and exceed $200 once more? Also, many would like to know whether or not it has a chance of climbing up to 2nd spot on the list of largest cryptos.

As many would expect, the answer is not clear, and many aspects should be considered. Even then, it is nearly impossible to say what will happen to ETH. While it is one of the most important coins in a decade-long crypto history and an official representative of the second generation of crypto, many believe that its technology is outdated. Ethereum has started a trend of focusing on the blockchain, creating smart contracts, dApps, and new tokens.

While its importance cannot be denied, many see it as the coin of the past, with many new coins that offer the same being a lot better. This may refer to speed, price, the number of TPS, or even the difficulty of working on the blockchain. Even though there are more practical alternatives, Ethereum has managed to remain relevant. It already has countless dApps which are used quite a lot, even though none of them went viral recently.

While there are those who believe that ETH will always be in the top, there are also many who claim that any non-Ethereum killer dApp will mean the death of ETH. This is, of course, possible, although it might not be as easy as it sounds. As many who are familiar with the crypto space already know, it is challenging for dApps to gain popularity right now. They are limited to being used by crypto enthusiasts who are also Ethereum supporters, which is a lot of people, but hardly enough to match the popularity of regular good apps. While dApps may be the future, that future has yet to arrive.

Meanwhile, Ethereum is working on improving its technology in order to adapt, and not be forgotten as soon as another project figures out the secret of success. It is working on scaling solutions, just like Bitcoin. The fate of the two coins can be massively impacted by following months or even weeks. This is not due to the fact that Ethereum has a big secret project under the rug, but rather because it is known to follow Bitcoin up and down, whichever route the largest coin chooses to take.

At the time of writing, Ethereum’s price is at $146,88 per coin, with an 8.31% growth in the last 24 hours. For now, it appears that ETH is growing, together with the rest of the market. This indicates that there is a possibility of the coin hitting a $200 mark first, although the high volatility of crypto always leaves other possibilities just as likely. In short, 2019 is expected to be the year of changes, and some of them may have started already. However, it is difficult to say anything with certainty, and investors will simply have to wait and see what will actually happen in the following months.

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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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