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LiteCoin (LTC) XRP Price Analysis – Require Close Monitoring

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The entire cryptocurrency sphere is once again finding itself under selling pressure with the landscape littered a sea of red in today’s session as well as resuming its primary trend lower. While the space had found some relief in the past week or so and managed to stem the bleed, at least temporarily, it appears as though sellers have once again reasserted themselves and are now in the process of taking control of the action once again.

Although we managed to spot a nice entry and subsequent 80% + run this past week with DGB, and hope that many of our readers participated, such set-ups remain far-and-few between with risk management remaining paramount in a very difficult tape within the larger confines of and ongoing bear market that has persisted now since late December- early January.

While we’ve spent considerable time and effort with regards to the short-term movements of numerous names over the course of the past several months, particularly with an emphasis on the action surrounding the 20 – day moving average seeking evidence/clues with regards to direction, we want to expand our horizons and time-frame in this piece as we feel it is imperative to garner as much information as possible in attempting to get a ‘Big Picture’ view of what is and may be transpiring.

With that said, let’s take a look at the Weekly charts of both LiteCoin (LTC) as well as XRP to see what the intermediate-term action may be foretelling.

LITECOIN

As we can observe from the weekly chart above, LTC finds itself trading below both its four week (yellow line) as well as its ten week (blue line) SMA’s. In addition,we can also observe that the 4WK moving average is nearing a potential cross of its 10WK and should such downside cross materialize in the days/weeks ahead, both investors/traders may want to take notice as such would likely suggest additional selling pressure may ensue.

Furthermore, LTC appears to be building-out a potential bear flag pattern (on the Daily Time-frame) and should such pattern resolve to the downside, we could be looking at a significant move lower in the not too distant future.

Thus, moving forward, both investors/traders may want to utilize the following levels as a guide as well as providing further clues/evidence with respect to direction.

If at any time in the days/weeks ahead, LTC violates the 70 level and is unable to recapture/recover that figure within a 48-hour period, such would likely suggest that lower levels are in play where we could envision a potential move into the 5 handle (50’S) zone down the road.

However, if LTC is capable of holding the line at the 70 level and more importantly, capable of moving topside of the 82 as well as the 87 and then 90 levels, such development/s, should they occur, would more than likely suggest that the worst is behind and in the rear-view mirror.

Nevertheless, although LTC has not broken down completely thus far, it certainly finds itself in a vulnerable posture requiring close attention moving forward.

XRP

Much like LTC, Ripple finds itself in a similar technical position on the weekly time-frame with XRP trading below both its 4WK and 10WK moving averages. Also, we can see that the 4WK is moving lower towards its 10WK and appears that we may witness a cross to the downside in the days/weeks ahead. Much the same as we noted with LTC above.

Furthermore, XRP is also building-out a potential bear flag (on the Daily Time-Frame) and should it resolve to the downside, such would likely suggest lower prices ahead.

Thus, both investors/traders may want to monitor the following levels for further evidence/clues with respect to direction moving forward.

If, at any time in the days/weeks ahead, XRP should violate the .42 level and is unable to recapture the figure within a 48Hr time period, such development, should it occur, would likely suggest that a move into the .20-.30 zone would be ‘In Play’.

However, if XRP can turn the tide and go topside of the .50 as well as the .55 levels, such action would be a positive and perhaps stave-off the potential for much lower levels, for now.

Nonetheless, while neither LTC nor XRP has violated critical potential intermediate-term support thus far, both remain in a vulnerable technical posture, both Daily and Weekly, whereby investors/traders would be wise in continuing to monitor the action with a close eye moving forward.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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