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Here’s Why Verge (XVG) Is Our Top Crypto Crash Recovery Play

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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 (XVG).

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).

XVG Daily Chart

XVG Daily Chart

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.

We will be updating our subscribers as soon as we know more. For the latest on XVG, sign up below!

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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Importance of Bitcoin ETFs and Bakkt for the Crypto Space

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It is no secret that 2018 was a very bad year for cryptocurrencies, at least when it comes to prices and market cap. However, in its brighter moments, this year managed to set the stage for some very important events that are expected to make 2019 very successful and profitable. Two things have attracted the most attention, both of which were expected to occur in 2018, only to be moved for early 2019. Those two are Bitcoin ETF decision by the US SEC, and the launch of Bakkt.

What are Bakkt and Bitcoin ETFs and why are they important?

Let’s start with Bakkt first. Bakkt Exchange is a business that is set to launch at the very beginning of 2019. It is a cryptocurrency platform that is set to offer a large number of services, including things such as warehousing and trading. However, there is another thing that makes Bakkt special, and that is the fact that the exchange itself is a product of the same company that has created the New York Stock Exchange.

In addition, Bakkt will be supported by some very influential names, such as Microsoft, BCG, and even Starbucks, to name a few. Furthermore, Bakkt will support crypto-to-fiat conversions. Starbucks will actually be one of the companies that have volunteered to help test the system, as users will be able to convert crypto to USD that can then be used in Starbucks.

Bakkt exchange…

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SEC Postpones Bitcoin ETF Decision Once Again

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The new announcement by the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) states that the decision regarding the potential approval of several applications for a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded funds) is once again postponed. This time, the SEC declared that the decision will be made by February 27th, 2019.

The application requesting that VanExk SolidX BTC fund get s listed on Cboe BZx Exchange that was published on July 2nd needs to be given order by the commission within 180 days. Originally, the deadline for doing so was December 29th. However, the SEC decided to extend the period for another 60 days, effectively moving it to February 27th.

The SEC stated that designating a longer period for making a decision was found appropriate, as more time is needed in order to properly consider the rule change.

Cryptocurrencies need a sufficient monitoring mechanism, claims SEC chairman

Recent reports claim that the SEC received over 1,600 comments after requesting the public opinion regarding the ETF applications issue. In the past, the SEC rejected many such applications, some of which were even submitted by SolidX itself. In addition, they also rejected the applications submitted by Gemini, the exchange owned by Winklevoss twins. Brothers were attempting to gain ETF approval ever since 2013, although to no avail.

Other applications were also submitted by Direxion, ProShares, as well as GraniteShares. The SEC rejected them all, stating that there is a reason to believe that the…

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What to Expect in 2019: BTC, BAT, and Steem

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There are only a few weeks of 2018 left, and considering how bearish and crypto-unfriendly this year was, a lot of investors will likely be pleased to see it gone. Many believe that 2019 will be the year that will correct BTC prices and bring forth the period of great recovery.

But what does that mean for digital currencies? Which ones are a good investment right now? This is something that we will, hopefully, be able to answer right now. Here are the top 3 coins that everyone should keep an eye on in 2019.

1. Bitcoin (BTC)

Of course, we have to start with Bitcoin, the first and largest cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has lost a lot in 2018, and its losses are unparalleled by any other coin. In fact, in terms of market cap, Bitcoin has lost as much as the rest of the crypto market put together.

Many believe that its rapid growth, which started in late 2017 and has brought it to its all-time high, is responsible. That the bearish 2018 was only a one large price correction of the last year’s price surge. Even if this is true, price corrections, luckily, all end sooner or later, and when this one comes to a close, Bitcoin will likely be ready for a big comeback.

2019 is expected to bring a lot that will serve BTC’s rise to dominance. Many of the things expected to arrive are…

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