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You will love Ripple (XRP) more after diving deep in Bitcoin history

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Back in the days when cryptocurrency was still new into the world (it still smells young), lots of headlines in the news were about Bitcoin and its price activities. Most investors at that time who took the opportunity to trade on Bitcoin enjoyed a massive success financially. Back then, altcoins such as Ripple’s XRP weren’t that much as they were just a handful of them (now we have more than 1500).

Taking a look at the history of Bitcoin, you will love to appreciate how far Ripple (XRP) has come so far in the crypto-market. So let’s take a detailed look at the history of Bitcoin.

Bitcoin’s History in Brief

The mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin on the 3rd of January 2009. Although the BTC founder is still unknown today, it has been estimated that he owned 980k BTCs when the cryptocurrency was created. Taking the estimated number of Bitcoins he’d have in mind, Satoshi’s net worth could be $7.5-$8 billion.

Moving forward, Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that makes use of a large amount of electricity before it can be mined; also, Satoshi’s crypto-protocol only permits 21 million BTC to be mined (the maximum amount that will get mined forever). Reports say that on the first amount of electricity used to generate Bitcoin, its worth was estimated to be around $0.00007.

The first Bitcoin exchange to fiat currency conversion took place in October 2009 by Marti Maimi. The following year, 2010, the first BTC exchange was created, and it was called, BitcoinMarket – the price of 1 BTC was positioned at $0.003 at that time. In December 2011, Bitcoin started trading at $6.18 against USD.

Two years later (2013), Bitcoin started growing in pace and was trading at $817.12 against U.S Dollars. After several use cases of Bitcoin in the world, the value of Bitcoin surged, and it was trading at $429.78 against the U.S Dollar on the 31st of December 2015.

In July 2016, a document was issued stating that the use of BTC for legal transactions had surpassed the application for “sin enterprise.” Fast forward, in October 2018 an entertainment enterprise, PlayboyTV, introduced BTC payments to its 100 million clients worldwide.

More interestingly, it has been reported that in ten years, about 80 percent of BTC has been mined, which implies about 16.8 million BTC ever since it was created (remember Ripple (XRP) needs not to be mined unlike BTC and other digital currencies).

But it has been estimated that it might take hundred more years for the remaining 20 percent of BTC to get mine. The reason is that the incentive miners get when they mine BTC is halved in every 4-years. According to Bitcoin’s history, it has enjoyed a gradual increase over the years.

Why It All Comes Down to Ripple’s XRP

No doubts, Ripple (XRP) will surely take its own path but will grow just as Bitcoin did. Why? We hear you ask. Simply because, as like Bitcoin, Ripple (XRP) is solving real-world problems, and will have real-life uses.

It means that the current XRP investors right now, would no doubts be millionaires in the future. Ripple’s XRP is emerging as a top-notch cryptocurrency with utility, and we may see more adoption in the years to come.

XRP’s Price Overview

After its remarkable surge a couple of days ago, in the last 24 hours, XRP has gone down by 3.08%. At the press time, XRP is trading at $0.5152 with a market capitalization of $20,716,428,980.

Yesterday an unusual transaction happened on Ripple ledger as forty million XRPs were transferred from one account to another. Even though the current XRP price is following the suit of market trend (almost all significant coins are trading in red again today), yesterday’s massive XRP transfer might have caused some panic for over-conscious investors.

Consequently, although Ripple’s XRP is in red as we write this; but there are high chances it will move up again shortly; hence this is not the right time to sell as we may see a further surge in the upcoming days.

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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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3 Altcoins That Are Outperforming Bitcoin and Will Likely Face Consequences

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The crypto market is going through a period of massive recovery in the past few months, which has caused the investors’ optimism to return. While all eyes are on Bitcoin (BTC), as usual, the largest coin seems to be struggling with a major resistance level at $8,000 at the moment. While this level was breached a few times now, every breach resulted in a correction.

At the time of writing, BTC is approaching this level yet again, with its current price being at $7,985,79, and rising further. The price managed to grow by 1.06% in the last 24 hours, and will undoubtedly hit $8,000 in a matter of hours, if not sooner.

However, while Bitcoin continues to remain volatile and struggles with waves of growth and decline, there are some altcoins that are not following its path. Of course, most of them are performing in pretty much the same manner as BTC, as they always had. But, a few coins have actually managed to outperform Bitcoin in recent months.

While optimists believe that this might lead to decoupling from Bitcoin — something that only Binance Coin (BNB) managed to pull off up to this point — it is likely that there will be consequences for these cryptos. This likely means that a price drop for these specific coins awaits somewhere in the near future, as outperforming BTC…

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3 Cryptocurrencies Most Likely to Follow Bitcoin’s Performance

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For more than a year, the cryptocurrency market has been dominated by bearish influence, with most coins seeing constant drops, or stagnation, at best. This all changed in the past few months, starting with Bitcoin which once again started leading the market up, bringing one minor rally after another.

BTC itself experienced massive losses in 2018, with its price going down by around 84%. Most other coins among the top 10 mirrored its performance, and some of them experienced even greater losses. However, now that Bitcoin sees gains again, these cryptocurrencies are still following its example, and many of them have seen massive breakouts. Some of the more notable altcoins that followed Bitcoin’s recent example are Ethereum (ETH), Stellar (XLM), and Cardano (ADA).

Ethereum performance mirroring Bitcoin’s price

As mentioned, Bitcoin led every rally so far, but before it did, its price first went through what is known as an ascending triangle pattern. The pattern held for around five months, which is exceptionally long for the crypto world. However, once the pattern was finally broken — the coin’s price skyrocketed, more than doubling itself within only two months.

One thing to note is that Ethereum performed in pretty much the same fashion. After five months of struggle and confusion for investors, the second largest cryptocurrency also managed to break the pattern and skyrocket as well. It…

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4 Reasons Why the New Bitcoin Rally Is Unlikely to Stop Now

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After more than a year of declining prices, the crypto market is finally seeing a period of serious recovery — one that has already brought digital currencies to heights not seen in over half a year now.

Only days ago, Bitcoin surged past several major resistance levels and managed to exceed its yearly high of over $8,000. Already, many skeptics are predicting the soon end of the bull run, and the possibility of yet another sharp decline. However, there are signs that suggest otherwise — that this bull run is only getting started, and that it will not end anytime soon.

There are four reasons why this is the case, and they are as follows:

1) Bakkt

There is the long-awaited Bitcoin futures exchange, Bakkt, which recently announced that the July test date for Bitcoin futures is soon to be set. Bakkt’s launch was delayed multiple times already, so the announcement came as quite a surprise. However, it appears that it will happen quite soon, after all.

As soon as its arrival becomes a certainty, Bitcoin will likely skyrocket even further, just like gold did when gold ETF appeared in 2013.

2) Bitcoin completely ignored the hacking of Binance

Binance has been the largest crypto exchange by trading volume for a while now, and as such, many expected that, if anything were to happen to it, Bitcoin…

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