While Warren Buffett may not be the biggest fan of the cryptocurrency space, we know that if he was, he’d be looking to buy as much as he could right now. Be greedy when others are fearful is one of the Oracle of Omaha’s core investment tenets and, as the majority of the top twenty coins are getting hammered in the markets this week, now certainly is a fearful period.
We’ve taken this suggestion a step further and set out to find not only the coin that is severely weakened through the overarching negative sentiment in the markets but that has the potential to bounce back the highest as and when things recover.
And here it is – our number one recovery play this week in the cryptocurrency markets:
Verge is currently trading for $0.06 a piece. At this price, the coin commands a total market cap of a little over $982 million ad twenty-four-hour volume hit circa $38 million during the twenty-four hour to time of writing (mid-morning ET).
Unlike the vast majority of other coins, XVG actually peaked on Christmas day, December 25, logging highs of $0.23 a coin for a market cap of more than $3.3 billion. This came on the back of what eventually turned out to be some misinformation on Twitter (we’re looking at you, John McAfee) but, regardless of the driver, it played a key role in drawing speculative attention towards this coin and this helped it to push into the start of 2018 in something of a strong position.
Peaks subsequent to the Christmas day highs came in around $0.22 (on a couple of occasions) but after the now much longed for January 7 market peak, XVG has traded in line with the wider markets and declined to the above mentioned current pricing.
So, right now, the coin is available at a circa 74% discount to its previous highs (highs at which we’ve no doubt many initiated a position), meaning it’s not going to take much of a bump to serve up a nice recovery return on an entry at current pricing.
But as we said, we aren’t just looking for a coin that’s fallen considerably. We also want to see some sort of fundamental driver than can either catalyze an upside run or support an upside revaluation – or both.
And with Verge, it’s all about liquidity.
This coin is one of those that’s in the sphere of awareness of a huge number of crypto enthusiasts but that, at the same time, isn’t privy to the same degree of liquidity that many of its peers enjoy.
This is rooted in the lack of exchange coverage for XVG. We think that this is soon going to change and we’ve put together a number of events to keep an eye on as indicative of a validation of our expectations.
There’s an ongoing Cobinhood vote that’s got XVG as a top contender for a listing in the next round. The same is true of cryptocurrency exchange FatBTC. The coin is already available on Binance and it’s also being added to a number of online outlets as a payment option. It also just picked up a listing on CoinDirect.
Bottom line is this: Privacy coins are going to take the world by storm during 2018 – you can take that statement to the bank. And of those top contenders on the market right now, Verge is the only one that runs a protocol like Wraith and, for us, that puts it at the top of the pile.
Combine this long-term view with a few near-term catalysts and underline it with the fact that the coin is currently available at a 74% discount to highs and you’ve got a winner.
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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.
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Will Ripple (XRP) advocacy hike affect bitcoin dominance of China?
Currently, China is leading in Bitcoin mining industry by far, second to none for bitcoin mining power. Literally, it’s contributing over 70% of the network’s hash rate (a term that is used in describing the total processing power of a blockchain network). But how Ripple fits in here and what it has to do with that? We’ll talk about that a bit later below, let’s cover some in-depth facts about China’s dominance over Bitcoin first.
It’s a near-complete dominance by China on the BTC mining grid that has made it responsible for mining a majority of circulating bitcoins. A Beijing-based company, Bitmain Technologies, is highly responsible for extracting the significant part – more than half of the globe’s bitcoin, and alone, it has approached 50% of the total hash rate more than once.
The fact that China is controlling a majority of Bitcoin hash rate, clearly tells that it has the power of manipulating or merely destroy the bitcoin network if it gets enough support should it decide to take such a move. Therefore, this has led to serious concerns among countries including the US that China might get an edge in this cryptocurrency industry and possibly becoming a potential threat.
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There is no doubt that Bitcoin is the most significant and largest success story in the cryptocurrency sphere despite the volatilities the powerful digital coin has been experiencing this year. 2018 has been a rough year for major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin that has seen the prices of the virtual currency depreciate from a high of 20,000 US dollars in January 2018, to a low of 6,400 US dollars in October 2018.
Regardless of not much powerful performance, Bitcoin still maintains being the most sought-after virtual currency in the market. In totality, Bitcoin had a price appreciation of about 150,000 percent from its listing in July 2010 to the present day.
Bitcoins Brief Historical Evolution
In its lifetime so far, the number one ranked cryptocurrency has had its fair share of mixed bear runs, and bull runs throughout the years with the longest bear run being experienced in March 2014 and March 2015. However, in its history of up and down price progression throughout the years, gains have outweighed losses and Bitcoin has managed to record impressive highs of 20,000 US dollars as at December 2017.
As for this year, 2018 has been a nightmare for Bitcoin as its bullish gains have been low, recording shorter runs that have given rise to general losses attracting undue media attention from the general public and governments.
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These days it points out that institutional investors slowly are gaining interest in the cryptocurrency domain. Practically, a real-world working model will attract institutional investors automatically from all over the globe. They will look for an opportunity to invest in the cryptocurrency industry if not necessarily in coins such as Bitcoin, Ripple’s XRP or Ethereum, and it seems like that moment is already at hand.
State of the Market
The past 24 hours have been stable for the crypto market as the entire market has seen steadiness in their trade. For that reason, the general market value has been lifted to $210.6 billion.
The state of the market has seen the price of Bitcoin go up by 0.7% to the $6,537 lifting its market cap to $113.2 billion. Bitcoin cash has stayed stable too at $466 representing a slight drop of 0.56% and the market cap being $7.7 billion.
Also, Ethereum price dropped 0.59% to $205.87 giving it a market cap of $21.1 billion, and as for Ripple (XRP), a similar trend was experienced whereby it dropped by 0.15% to stand just above 46 U.S cents making its market cap to stand at $18.5 billion.
The stability in the cryptocurrencies is a positive gain as that increases hopes and chances for the institutional investments.
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