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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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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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