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Ripple’s XRP finds it tough to halter the incessant crypto market crash

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Many in the crypto community will remember November 15 as one of the worst single-day correction thus far this year (XRP got a minimal shock that time too). After last week fall, Bitcoin price found support at about $5,500 and now it has fallen by 15.16% over the previous 24 hours to stand below $4,523 (the lowest since October 2017).

Several other cryptocurrencies have dived with Ripple’s XRP being an exception (the least loser). In fact, XRP has already overtaken Ethereum again (been the case for a couple of days now) to take up the second position as the largest crypto by market cap.

Even though the whole market is in a severe bloodbath and each of the cryptocurrency is facing double-digit losses, XRP is still fighting hard with the bears. Perhaps, that sounds interesting. What next for XRP? Is it time for Ripple’s XRP to take the top spot?

Ripple’s XRP, the least loser; will it take on Bitcoin?

XRP is trading on the somewhat positive side (at least psychologically) as compared to the rest of the cryptocurrencies. For the past month, it has grown steadily, and at the time of writing, it has displaced ETH from second largest crypto by market capitalization already. Currently, XRP trades at around $0.454 which is still on the red but compared to an initial of $0.49, the native token of Ripple is doing positively.

Relating to 17th November last year, the price of XRP has grown by +113% while that of Bitcoin dropped by -29% and Ethereum is down by -46%. Therefore, as things stand, the numbers are clear for investment in Ripple’s XRP. The past month has seen XRP make a gain of over 10% as Bitcoin and Ethereum nosedived 14% and 16% respectively.

The gain means XRP is up by five billion in market cap from Ethereum. At this point, the notion of XRP catching Bitcoin is indeed valid. Is it? Apparently, there’s a long way to go for XRP to overtake “the giant” as a market cap gap of $75 billion stands between them but many seem to be optimistic about XRP achieving that milestone.

Reasons why XRP is still standing out even with the whole market nosediving

Whenever there are positive developments around any crypto, several efforts are ongoing behind the curtains in making sure that it’s all about going up the ladder. Ripple’s XRP is currently fighting it hard to lift the market, and that’s not happening without reasons; the blockchain has been busy making several partnerships which have boosted its token’s current state.

For instance, not too long ago, Ripple got into a partnership with CIMB Group – the 3rd largest bank in Southeast Asia. Together with other finance institutions using Ripple products, CIMB Group will join RippleNet in an aim to improve international cross-border remittances using the blockchain solutions.

Furthermore, Amun, a London-based fintech firm announced listing a multi-crypto exchange-traded product (ETP) in Switzerland. Significant news for Ripple because of the fact that Amun has already invested more than 25% of the Swiss total portfolio breakdown in XRP.

Also, Coinbase exchange provided another boost as it announced that it was adding XRP to its crypto-custody platform which means that customers will have the advantage of securely storing XRP on Coinbase irrespective to the fact that they won’t be able to purchase it on the platform.

XRP seems to be taking a go on Bitcoin at the moment despite a majority feeling that it’s more centralized as Ripple control almost 60% of the total supply. Also, whether it should be deemed security is a debate that might not end any time soon.

For now, the market crash hasn’t affected XRP that much, it’s down by 4% in the last 24 hours too, but that’s way less than more than 15, 14, and 12 percent of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stellar respectively. And, some of the cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin Cash (BCH) are in severe pain, the coin in question is down by mind-boggling 43.31 at the press time.

Ripple’s XRP has much to do to overtake Bitcoin, but with $4523 being its price now it’s looking likely. The crypto king is predicted to sink even further from here; the next few years will tell where XRP ranks. But yeah, right not, even though it’s holding tight, the Ripple-powered token seems helpless in stopping the current crypto bloodbath.

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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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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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