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Ripple (XRP): A Repeat of 2017?

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Just like any other cryptocurrency, Ripple (XRP) has had its ups and downs during its lifetime. However, unlike many other cryptos, Ripple’s behavior seems to be a bit too controlled, and the comparison of its charts actually shows a progression pattern.

Ripple (XRP) history repeats itself

While studying Ripple (XRP) charts, many have noticed that the crypto seems to be following the same route that it took in 2017. The crypto was discovered to actually have cycles, albeit unofficial ones, but so far, the theory does seem true enough.

At first, Ripple starts by making gains during a month’s time. Some investors manage to make a profit, while some decide to sell as soon as possible, which causes the price to corrects. This pattern is the very same one that Ripple took last year, and it can be seen on XRP/BTC charts.

Over a year ago, in late March, Ripple experienced a huge price increased, which marked the end of the 26-day long cycle. In the following months, Ripple’s price against Bitcoin corrected, and Ripple saw bottom at the year’s end.

That is when January 2018 came, and Ripple started another cycle where it continued to rise for – you’ve guessed it – 26 days. The next 94 days saw Ripple’s price going continuously own again, which was followed a new cycle of correction, which lasted for 110 days.

According to the theory backed by charts, Ripple’s current price has not reached its bottom yet, and it will continue to drop for a little while longer. If XRP continues to follow the patterns shown on the charts, this situation should last for about a week more, which is when Ripple’s 110 days of price correction are supposed to end, and crypto will be on the rise once more.

Ripple expected to keep following the cycle

According to Ripple’s behavior so far, many are expecting the coin to continue following the predetermined cycle before it can begin a new one, and see a price increase again. It still manages to remain the third largest crypto on the CoinMarketCap, and it has had a lot of success when it comes to developing its products, entering partnerships, and gathering support from the community. In fact, it is believed that this progression will continue since XRP is sought out by many companies.

Ripple’s xRapid product, and its ability to make international payments quickly, and cost-effectively has made this currency the favorite of banks around the world.

According to charts that are comparing Ripple with Bitcoin, XRP is almost at its bottom, which will start a new cycle of rising and falling. However, the situation is slightly different when we compare Ripple with the US dollar. In fact, Ripple has touched the so-called resistance line only once since the price correction started, and that was when its price was $1.

Currently, both the situation, as well as the conditions are relatively similar to that period. This might indicate that the XRP/USD might be facing a rejection soon, which might bring a new bearish setup.

Many have tried to explain this unusual behavior, and the most likely explanation includes Bitcoin’s price increase, which has attracted a new wave of retail investors. These are likely those who have been hesitant to join the market until the conditions are perfect, and have finally grown tired of waiting.

Despite the fact that Ripple’s cycle is not yet ready for such a change, the prices still managed to go up, pulled up by Bitcoin’s bullish run. And, while Ripple is still expected to return to its price drop that will continue until the cycle ends, it is important to remember that brighter times are indeed coming, at least according to what we have seen so far.

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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?

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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.

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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.  

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