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Ethereum Price Analysis: Ripe For The Picking With Room For Additional Upside

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While overall market conditions remain strained and in their prolonged downtrend, we’re beginning to witness a bit of life across the board after numerous names, particularly Altcoins, appear to have technically ‘washed-out’ on 8/14 and have since put in a nice bounce into higher ground.

In addition, while the Altcoins were plumbing lower depths earlier this week (Tuesday), Bitcoin (BTC) did not break below the 6K level and perhaps more importantly, did not approach more meaningful support located at the 5750-5780 zone.

Furthermore, while things took a nasty turn over the past two (2) weeks, we can’t help but notice that Short Interest in Bitcoin remains elevated and at extremely high levels despite present short-term oversold conditions. Thus, present conditions coupled with elevated open Short Interest may just be the spark that ignites the fuse for a potential short squeeze in BTC that may overflow throughout the entire tape/landscape.

With Bitcoin presently trading in the 6500 area, we suspect that BTC has the potential for further upside and may find itself working its way back into the 6900 level (and perhaps a tad higher 7200-7300), which just so happens to coincide with its 20 and 50 day moving averages, as well as present potential short-term resistance and not to mention, the former neckline level from its inverted head-and-shoulders pattern developed throughout the June-July period, which was ultimately ‘taken-out’ and sparked the counter-trend rally that we had been anticipating as well as directing our readers attention to such a potential scenario.

Thus, while we suspect BTC has further room to run before encountering potential resistance at the 6900 figure, we also want to direct readers attention to what may be in the cards for the Ethereum price (ETH) moving forward via the Chart below:

As we can observe from the daily chart above, ETH remains in its downtrend trading below all of its important moving averages (20/50/200 SMA), which continues to suggest an unfavorable technical posture.

However, we can also witness that on Tuesday 8/14, ETH put in a nasty bar, touching down just beneath the 250 level (249.93) on meaningful volume, which from our perch, may have signaled short-term capitulation and as a result, has since started to find its legs underneath itself and has begun the process of moving in a northern trajectory.

Thus, while the technical picture from a longer-term outlook remains suspect as well as unfavorable, the short-term prognosis is starting to display some healing with regards to both price and direction.

Moving forward, both investors/traders may want to utilize the following levels for further clues/evidence with respect to direction and to perhaps take advantage of what may be setting up as a nice short-term thrust in ETH.

If at any time in the days ahead, ETH can go ‘top-side’ of the 333 level, we suspect that such development, should it materialize, may just set the stage for an advance into the 365-380 zone (and perhaps higher), representing a quick 20-30% move with the 275-280 area providing short-term support.

Nonetheless, for those investors/traders seeking a quick scalp/move in ETH, we believe that present conditions are ripe for the picking with room for additional upside.

As always, risk management is a priority. Therefore, be sure to adhere to your Stops and not overstay your welcome as longer-term conditions remain tenuous.

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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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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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