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Litecoin (LTC) Advances – Its Value Might Surpass Old Records in 2018

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Litecoin (LTC) is still largely unstable when it comes to its price, and is struggling to handle the constant market crashes and recoveries. Still, experts believe that this might change in the near future, due to many new partnerships that the coin has entered so far.

Litecoin (LTC) has seen a lot of progress

Ever since the value of cryptos skyrocketed at the end of the previous year, nearly every coin has suffered due to many market drops. The situation was bad at the start of 2018, but it is getting better, ever so slightly, as the year progresses.

Litecoin (LTC) is not very different from others in this regard, but it has a lot of potentials to explode in the near future, according to experts. This is mostly because the coin has been getting more and more accepted and adopted into different platforms. One of the latest news regarding its progress states that it is compatible with Blocknet now.

Blocknet itself has a lot of potentials, and it works as a way to transfer data without it going through the central server. LTC’s compatibility with Blocknet will also allow for the coins to be used as a cross-blockchain method of payment. Users will now have the ability to use LTC to buy any other currency, and vice-versa. This will surely increase LTC’s exposure, as well as its popularity.

However, this is not the only achievement that LTC has had in the recent past. It was also added on Winklevoss twins’ exchange platform Gemini, and there are plans to add it to the mobile crypto wallet called Abra. Komodo (KMD) has also stated that the exchange platform BarterDEX is pairing it up with LTC, which is yet another place where this crypto is getting exposed and used.

P2P LTC trading has also become a possibility on OpenBazar, an open-source crypto exchange platform. Not only that, but this particular crypto is also being favored by one of the biggest stock exchanges in Germany, Börse Stuttgart, who is launching its own crypto-trading app, Bison.

Considering how well LTC has been doing regarding the various deals and partnerships, many are wondering why this has not reflected on its price. It has even experienced a drop in 20% during the previous week. However, the price isn’t only falling, and the last 24 hours have seen a slight increase as well.

Charlie Lee has stated that the price of LTC, despite the fact that it is dropping, still has a lot more value to it than it had a year ago. Back then, LTC was only $30, and now it goes from $130 and $180, depending on the market. Bitcoin (BTC) is experiencing the same issues, and yet, it too is much higher than it was a year ago. Still, LTC has a large increase coming up in the near future, and there are several reasons why this might happen.

Reasons why Litecoin’s value may increase soon

The first reason why LTC might do well very soon is Bitcoin itself. After all, LTC, like many other currencies, often mirrors BTC’s behavior. However, whenever there is an increase in activity regarding the BTC transactions, its fees go up, while the network slows down. This is when the investors usually discover that LTC offers a much better deal in both aspects, and they decide to start working with it instead.

Also, LTC is now present on Coinbase, which has a constant increase in users. More users on Coinbase means more users discovering Litecoin and its potential, which will be followed by an increase of its use, as well as of its value.

LTC’s low fees and great speed are already good enough reasons to start using it. Add to that its sound platform and excellent blockchain solutions, as well as the fact that it is already a well-established project, and it becomes a very attractive alternative to BTC. The more people realize this, the more partners the coin gets. Also, the more partners it gets, the more media coverage follows. With an increase in exposure, the more people start to use it, and the whole process spins the same circle once again.

Litecoin is a great crypto, and many see it as second only to BTC itself. Its potential definitely promises that this may, in fact, be true. Compared to many other cryptos, LTC is actually pretty steady and stable, and it is believed by both Charlie Lee, as well as LTC supporters that it is only a matter of time before this crypto shines.

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3 Things to Avoid if You Want Your ICO to Succeed

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Initial Coin Offerings, or ICO, have become quite popular in 2017, which is something that also continued throughout 2018. In fact, there were hundreds, if not thousands of them so far. However, no matter how many of them were organized, most never managed to make it into the market and achieve their goals.

Analysts claim that there are a lot more failed ICOs than there are successful ones, which has caused a lot of people to simply give up on the idea. However, many are still curious to know what went wrong, and while failed ICOs can be studied for years without discovering absolutely every flaw, some of the bigger ones can be spotted right away.

This is why we will now list top three reasons why so many ICOs failed, and everyone who is thinking about launching one should pay close attention.

1. The lack of demand for the product

According to estimates, around 60% of ICOs often fail at the first stage simply for the lack of interest in what they offer. When someone comes up with an idea and launches an ICO in order to raise money, they are presuming that people will be interested in investing in this idea. In addition, prior to making an announcement that an ICO is coming, it is wise to ensure that the announcement will be heard in the first place.

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Reasons Behind The New Bitcoin Crash

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Cryptocurrency investors and supporters experienced quite a shock last week with the latest Bitcoin crash. Almost every single one of top 100 cryptocurrencies trading in the red. Not only that, but most of them experienced massive losses, often larger than 12%, or even 15%.

The event was unexpected and all cryptos, with the exception of a handful of stablecoins, lost a large part of their value. However, as always, Bitcoin is the one receiving the most attention, especially since this is the first time that BTC has dropped below $6,000 in a long while. Right now, Bitcoin is still losing value, with its current price being at $5,503.11 per coin, and a drop of 12.76% in the last 24 hours.

After the initial shock, a lot of investors started wondering and researching the new crash. The main question still remains: Why did this happen?

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1. The selloff

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Here’s Why This Coin Still Has Wings (WINGS)

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WINGS, a decentralized crowdfunding platform based on the Ethereum blockchain, has had a great run over the past two months. Culminating in a peak of US $.23 just a few days ago, the currency behind the product has more than doubled since it’s lows of early September.

Despite the slight downturn WINGS is currently experiencing, this crypto-favorite may not be done running up the green candles on your favorite exchange just yet. A small drop like we had today was actually expected and could be considered healthy by long-term investors. These dips are also appreciated by those of us waiting to get in on a project we feel has real potential. WINGS has shown us that potential and is now presenting a great buying opportunity for speculators and traders looking for the next wave of support to lift this coin into the stratosphere.

What is WINGS?
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