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Ethereum losses 7 percent of its value in hours during a market crash: Is it time to buy?

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The last 24 hours have seen most of the crypto coins perform terribly with the overall market recording a staggering loss of over $17 billion. The bears in the market have practically been having a festival as prices in the market declined by an estimated 10 percent.

The low market performance has, in fact, hit historic lows with analysts predicting Bitcoin’s price to possibly go even lower to the $4,000 to $5,000 range. Apart from the top coins, some other altcoins that have taken the hit include EOS and Cardano. Ethereum has shed over 7 percent of its value to change hands at $472 according to data from CoinMarketCap as of this writing.

What’s brought about the flash sale?

To explain the recent market crash, most reports indicate that the bear cycle that has been trending in the market since highs of January this year is initiating a corrective rally. Just a few days ago, the crypto market was stable with little volatility. However, with news of Bithumb getting hacked, not to mention the regulatory uncertainty in Japan and South Korea, traders seem to have pulled out of the market due to panic.

In fact, Bitcoin and Ethereum have led the decline with an unexpected decrease amid news of exchanges getting attacked and regulators issuing administrative penalties to various exchange platforms.   As of now, a considerable number of Bitcoin and Ethereum whales are selling off coins fast.

One of the events that might have triggered the massive sell-off is the hack on Bithumb that saw the crypto firm lose over $30 million in crypto. Bithumb is one of the biggest crypto exchanges in South Korea yet the attack on its platform only saw a mild market reaction when it happened. Since the hack, Bithumb moved quickly to not only confirm the attack but to also declare to reimburse all affected traders and investors.

Another possible cause for the sell-off could be the panic of investors after exchange platforms in Japan were hit with a new set of requirements for exchanges to improve their anti-money laundering practices. As a result of Japan’s Financial Service Agency (FSA), has led BitFlyer (one of Japans largest exchange) to suspend account creation of new users at the moment.

How has Ethereum faired on

Well, even with a dip in the market and its price falling by more than 10 percent, Ethereum has actually indicated some neutral zones. According to analysts, the fact that its relative strength index (RSI) sits at 40.5 means that it’s a good signal for those who are looking to buy the dip. After all, Blockchain experts like Spencer Bogart are predicting an impending bull run. According to Bogart, it’s a good idea to sell most of the altcoins but hold on to Ethereum while buying more Bitcoin.

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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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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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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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