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Ripple, Verge, and Litecoin: Accelerations slow down but solidity grows

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Ripple’s XRP crypto coin’s price is going up every fifteen minutes on average. It’s still below the raging channel’s line. It tested the $0.86 line, but it didn’t go beyond that, which renders it vulnerable to downside corrections. An Obama’s former regulator has recently said (not that it’s relevant under Trump) that Ripple and Ethereum break the country’s security regulations.

Gary Gensler (that is the man) says that further proof of authenticity is needed. Ripple’s current value seems to be utterly unaffected by such comments but, in general, those thoughts could affect the whole crypto industry (at least within the US).

Let’s put that aside for now and have a technical look at Ripple’s XRP

Right now Ripple is about the 50% FIB retracement level. It’s been dancing between $0.58 and $0.89, which means its value is supported by the ascending channel’s bottom trend line. Right now the XRP/USD rate is shaking around $0.85 with a simple moving average of fifty. Things look good for short-term trading, and it has a lot of momentum.

Verge’s Price 

Verge’s XVG price is another story. It went above the $0.1 psychological barrier, and it even had transactions above $0.11. But investors want safety and balance. XVG’s partnership with the Mindgeek (a big player in the porn/adult entertainment industry) kind of stopped growth. It’s been called a misunderstood partnership, yet profitable. But it could still grow a lot in the short run if only because it benefits so many users who want to remain anonymous and still transact.

But forget about Mindgeek. TokenPay is finishing some bank acquisitions in Germany, and they are also Verge’s (XVG) partner. This could make XVG the first cryptocurrency to be relevant in the very rigid (even more in Europe, even more in Germany) banking industry. TokenPay announced recently that they would make XVG debit cards available to their customers, and the community in general, sometime very soon.

Verge’s price is around $0.0801 right now. Keep an eye on it when you consult the 4-hour charts. It could be a great short-term option in the event of new declines in the market.

 Its value has been between $0.024 and $0.115 recently. But its market penetration is quite important so it should not go below $0.70 in the near future.

Litecoin’s (LTC) Price

Litecoin (LTC) has been under $150 lately. But it’s been gaining momentum as the 50 simple moving average works in its favor.

On the other hand, it’s been as high as $161 recently, but also as low as $112. Currently, $151 per token would be a safe bet. 

Current financial indicators are a bit confusing. Buyers and investors are going for $160 per token, but even this $150 is a good recovery sign for enthusiasts. Just keep watching, chances are Litecoin will remain a good option.

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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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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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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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