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Litecoin (LTC) Marks a New Low: Can Paxos Trust Company Push it Back Up?

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It seems that somehow things started to go downhill for Litecoin since February 2018 when the majority of currencies started to drop dizzily. The market dip that took place went on for more than 8 weeks. Since EOS stood as feistier than LTC back at the time, EOS managed to go past Litecoin, pushing it down to the sixth spot. EOS was able to take over the place of the fifth-best currency that Litecoin held for a long time. Now when LTC has been hit by the latest change in the market, Litecoin dropped under the value of 100$ per one LTC, that way marking a new low.

In addition to the above mentioned bad news, LTC greeted the morning with a new announcement. A licensed company named Paxos Trust was authorized to add LTC, ETH, BC, and XLM, which might provide the much-needed push for Litecoin.

Litecoin Marks a New Low: Drops Below $100

While setting new record prices and achieving new all-time highs is always a lot of fun, observing one of the top currencies in accordance with the global coin ranking list, can be more than devastating, especially for LTC holders who are due to observing their favorite currency dropping to its new low.

On Wednesday, June 13th, during a new wave of drops that took place at the mentioned date, Litecoin dropped below the price of 100$, that way setting its new low while dealing at the price of around 94$.

The initial price at the same time marked the new low of Litecoin, making it the lowest price that LTC has touched during 2018.

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What became a thought in general after the horrific drop that exiled LTC to its new low, is the fear that Litecoin might continue with dropping until it touches a new low of 80$ per one unit.

Luckily, this still seems like a worst case scenario in oppose to a refreshing reality that came with the latest market trend.

Only a single day after the initial drop below 100$, Litecoin is seen rising up against the dollar to touch the price of 96.91$ per one LTC unit, which came as a result from the latest rise of 1.40% against USD.

Going towards 97$, and potentially getting back to 100$ and above now seem as more likely to happen in the following days, but only in the case LTC doesn’t break down to the new potentially harmful market trend that comes next.

The fact is that the crypto market is still not able to reflect a flattering level of stability and at least a dose of predictability when it comes to general market trends that often change from day to day, mirrors the uncertainty of what will happen next to once fifth-best coin.

It seems that the defeat that Litecoin suffered from losing its spot to EOS is following LTC like a case of bad mojo as it is trying to pull out a set of gains that could get it back to a much flattering price that Litecoin had only a month ago in May.

Why Litecoin Touched a New Low?

Based on the analysis of the trading volumes, it seems that Litecoin had a major sell-off in the last couple of days, making it the first massive sale of LTC units in the course of the last 8 weeks.

The sell-off, however, seems to have ended in the last 24 hours, after lasting for less than 48 hours from the start of the sell-off that probably came as unplanned and with the objective to gain some profit on the sold-off units of LTC.

Now that the traders have taken a break, LTC can be seen while slowly rising back up, potentially being able to reach the price of 100$ and above in the following days, in case that no other sell-off takes place in the meantime.

Litecoin is still positioned as the sixth-best currency, right below EOS with over 5 billion dollars in market capitalization.

Paxos Trust to Add Litecoin

What makes the following news significance go above the individual benefit for Litecoin, as Paxos Trust announced being authorized to add four of the top ten currencies, which will include Etherum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Stellar Lumens (XLM) and Litecoin (LTC).

Paxos Trust represents a company that is enabled to work like a bank, so representing a financial institution, its link to the world of digital assets becomes even more significant, especially for Litecoin that might get the much-needed push from the case scenario of being added by Paxos Trust.

Paxos Trust is one of the rare financial companies similar to banks that have been approved by the New York State Department of Financial Services, that way being enabled to work with cryptocurrencies. At the same time, Paxos makes up for the first company of such kind to have added XLM while making up for a rare trust and banking institution linked to the mainstream financial operations to add Litecoin. The services that support OTC trading, management and escrow for Litecoin and other added assets are already available with Paxos exchange called itBit.

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DGB Price Prediction For 2018 and Beyond

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With the crypto market being constantly bearish throughout this year, a lot of investors are having second thoughts about buying additional coins. While some large cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum can be considered safe investments, smaller coins like Digibyte (DGB) often receive a lot of doubt. This is why the DGB price prediction is necessary so that the investors can know what to expect.

DGB Price Prediction

DGB has had its ups and downs throughout this year, and at some point, it even went up by 70%. However, the constant bear market affected it just as much as numerous other cryptos. This has brought its value down to its current $0.025378 per coin. Some optimistic predictions from earlier dates saw the coin reaching as high a price as $9.20 by the year’s end. However, as we approach the date, it seems less and less likely that this DGB price prediction will come true.

The coin is generally seen as a profitable investment. As it is always the case with cryptocurrencies, they should be bought when their prices are down, so that a profit could be made when they spike up once more. Digibyte is no different, but it should be noted that investing in this coin means having patience. DGB is not among the coins that will make you rich overnight, and instead, it should be seen as a long-term investment.

Even though 2018 has been as…

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Why ZCash (ZEC) Is Heading to $10k

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Back in mid-May, the Winklevoss Twins made the headlines for embracing ZCash (ZEC) as one of its major digital assets on their groundbreaking Gemini exchange. When the announcement was made, ZEC rallied in the market by showing a 45% increment in value. The coin made it to $357 in a matter of hours.

Further assessing the currently available digital assets on the Gemini platform, we find that the exchange currently has USD pairings for only Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum and ZEC. There is also additional pairings of ETH/BTC, ZEC/BTC and ZEC/ETH with plans to onboard Litecoin in the coming days.

Another thing to note is that the exchange also provides custodial services for institutional investors thus giving ZEC the much-needed exposure to the firms on Wall Street. Custodial services provide a guarantee that all digital assets on the platform are stored by a licensed entity thus extinguishing any cybersecurity concerns. For an entity to be licensed in New York for custodial services, the proper due diligence and research have been done.

Another thing that makes the Gemini exchange attractive and appealing to institutional investors, is that all USD deposits are insured by the FDIC. The latter entity is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that provides insurance for USD deposits in American banks. This means that once again, the funds of individual and institutional investors are safe and insured, further making…

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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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