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Litecoin makes a comeback as the Litecoin Core upgrade gets announced

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The cryptocurrency market is drastically changing around these days; thus, the market is being affected by an unstable pricing that goes up and down while some of the crypto investors look for strategies to face the situation.

Each and every one of the digital currencies, no matter if old or new, are being affected by this global changing market; even the most consolidated ones like Bitcoin, which has had the struggle of passing from a price around $330 billion to now $140 billion.

If that’s the case of the cryptocurrency leader, we can imagine how it goes for the rest of the field. Nonetheless, some brand-new strategies are emerging to become a solution.

Like so is the case of Litecoin (LTC), which seems to have an ace under the sleeve in order to make things work. Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, recently shared a message on his Twitter announcing that: “we have just tagged Litecoin Core 0.16rc1. Once we have tested it enough, it will be released.”

This way, Litecoin Core would represent a solving fact for some of the recent problems the encrypted currency have been facing. For instance, the price of the digital coin was traded double bottoms as the week was coming to an end.

Regarding this, the main LTC struggle has been maintaining the coin on a float while the whole cryptocurrency market seems to be sinking. Since huge price slump happened last Wednesday, Litecoin has had a hard time making their gains acceptable enough, thus, some higher corrections were made as the price is nearly close to the support level at $168.

Nonetheless, all these problems appear now so distant with the launch of Litecoin Core; an open source software that enables LTC usage freely. The software is operated within the terms of the MIT license but deployed by an LTC developers group.

Even though the software was recently updated, the launching date is still uncertain, as Charlie Lee himself declared, it needs to be tested properly before its release to the public market.

The technical landscape

The price of Litecoin has gained a significant value compared to the current cryptocurrency scenario; its USD has gone up in a 2.9 percent in the last 24 hours, which of course is a very satisfying fact considering the numbers were negative during the whole week.

In a satisfactory turn of events, the price of the LTC reached the ground and went right back up again; not only was able to make a strong upside correction but also did it in the record time of 30 minutes, passing from $160 to $167 at 13:00 GMT.

In consequence, the scenario now is very positive; even the moving averages are starting now to correct the upside. As we can appreciate in this chart, a sustainable behavior it’s starting to show up; and all seem to conclude that price control is taken back, meaning in a short term we could be seeing a correction to the upside where Litecoin trade would be priced above $170.

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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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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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