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Litecoin’s (LTC) Litepay Replacement, Crypterium (CRPT), Undergoing Beta Testing In Australia

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Litepay was meant to revolutionize the cryptocurrency industry by allowing for the use of crypto for regular purchases of goods and services. The service was meant to use Litecoin (LTC) as the backbone of the conversion from crypto to fiat resulting in a price rally of the coin before the indefinite cancellation in March. The project could not find a merchant to support the card services need for it to function. However, Litepay was not the only project working on solving the problem of how we can use cryptocurrencies for regular day to day purchases. Crypterium (CRPT) had already welcomed the challenge of doing so from as back as October last year.

The Crypterium App that is now available for your mobile phone (Android for now), turns your cryptocurrencies into money that you can spend as easily as cash. When fully active, the app will allow you to shop around the globe, make online purchases, pay your bills and even send money across borders. With the app, you will be able to get a virtual card that will even enable you to link to your Apple pay, Samsung Pay or even Android pay.

It is with this background that the App is undergoing Beta testing in the country and continent of Australia. The residents of Australia will be amongst the first to get access to the crypto-to-fiat payment solutions offered by Crypterium with bill payments being the first to be rolled out. Beginning May 10th, the Crypterium team has been selecting users in the country to use the Android version of the app. There is also a reward system for such lucky testers. The App will then be rolled out across the globe gradually by the team.

Also to add is that the Crypterium app is gearing up for a new update in a week. This update will include the addition of the Japanese yen and additional security measures. The App already has wallet capabilities for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Crypterium (CRPT); QR code payment capability; transaction history; and many more features.

The Crypterium (CRPT) token is the ‘fuel’ for these transactions and a fraction (0.5% of transaction) is burned with each payment made. This then reduces the circulating supply of CRPT, albeit very slowly. The token is currently trading at $0.80 and up 12.695 in the last 24 hours. It is currently available on HitBTC with more listings expected in the Summer. The project also got a major boost recently, when the former CEO of VISA in the UK, joined the team in a similar capacity.

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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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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.

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4 Best-Performing Cryptocurrencies in the Current Bear Market

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Cryptocurrencies have been experiencing a strong return of the bearish trend for weeks now, and only now does it show signs of weakening. However, experts believe that the situation will not repair itself so easily and that prices will remain low for a certain period.

However, when bear market strikes, the sentiment gets most bearish when the trend reaches the bottom. Everyone starts selling, and while short sellers can make a profit in this situation, analysts usually warn that the sale will only knock the prices down even further. Since most of the crypto-related news is already negative at this point, such predictions often make sense.

However, there is still one thing to keep in mind, which is the fact that when downtrend enters a capitulation, that often signals that a new bottom has been found. That is the perfect time to actually go against the bearish trend, and start buying. It is also a good opportunity to abandon the coins that seem too risky, and do not seem to have that bright of a future ahead of them.

Bitcoin has dropped by 87% from its all-time high, which it hit back in January. However, the rest of the market dropped with it, and it never lost its dominance, which still remains above 50% of the total market cap. In other words, while its price may have sunk to lows that were not seen for a while now, it…

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Will The Stock Market’s Bearish Outlook Affect The Cryptocurrency Market?

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About 3 months ago I was reviewing what was happening in other markets as the cryptocurrency market kept falling. So I opened up TradingView and what I saw was something so incredible I had to look a second time, I thought I had opened up the BTC/USD chart but it had not yet fallen. I was a bit confused, but I realized my TradingView opened to the DOW, at the time it was looking extremely euphoric and then upon a little more research I saw it was in the longest bull since its conception.  I instantly wanted to see does this just apply to the Dow Jones or does it also apply to the likes of the Russel, S&P500, Nasdaq, Vanguard and then I even looked at the housing market. What I saw I am honestly going to say baffled me, what was there before me was a perfect opportunity, I knew that soon the stock market would fall and started letting people know about hedging.

Last year for many was a huge learning experience and even if many lost money, they learned about financial markets for the first time and may have bought their first ever investments. This was a huge plus for many people who were labeled noobs or noob investors. Why you may ask? Well, the simple answer is that noobs tried investing for the…

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