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Ripple’s XRP fully arrives at Bitrue, and it does with a bang

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XRP is the cryptocurrency created by Ripple Labs. It was already pre-mined when it went live, and it’s been a coin with a purpose since the beginning. The point in XRP is for it to become the mediating currency that will allow the world’s financial system to leave the old SWIFT system behind and to settle all international payments using Ripple’s blockchain technology.

Ripple has been looking to achieve that goal with a laser-like focus for years now, and they’ve scored some critical successes. That has implications. XRP was not originally meant to be the kind of cryptocurrency you and I can use, like, say Bitcoin.

It’s not supposed to be a way to store value or to make retail payments. Banks are the ones who should be buying it so they can send USD from the USA to Germany and where they can easily, safely and quickly, be collected as Euros, just to give you a very simple example.

Well, that’s changing. Ripple’s leadership has realized that diversifying XRP’s appeal can only drive the token’s price up, by creating new demand, and they’ve been looking for new strategic partnerships outside banks, remittance services, and financial institutions.

Among those developments is a debit card (a physical plastic card) that allows you to use your XRP currency to pay for goods as services just as easily as if it was your local fiat currency stored in your savings account. So Ripple is reading the writing in the wall and moving forward. That’s why today’s news is so important.

And the news is this: Bitrue, a crypto exchange, and trade system just announced it’s adopting XRP in all their platforms but not just as any other coin but as a trading pair. What does this mean?

Well, if you’ve done any trade in crypto you probably already know that you can’t just buy any coin you want out of the box.

You need to buy some Bitcoins (or some other of the handful of coins that are available in that way) then bring your coins to your exchange of choice, and then you trade your BTC for the cryptocurrency you actually want.

If you’d like to get into Cardano’s or Tron’s action right now, that’s what you would need to do. The critical fact about this new announcement is that XRP is going to be one of those few, selected, currencies you can now use at Bitrue so you can get ahold of other currencies.

This is huge news because this kind of pairing is very influential in the crypto market. For instance, most trades are done with Bitcoin as a trading pair. Which means that Bitcoin’s volatility and the high price can affect negatively (or positively) the tokens of many other projects in which there is not a problem in the token particularly but the financial mechanism you must use to buy it.

Bitrue’s new move is going to make XRP one of those coins which make the market run, which is an excellent step for Ripple, and XRP holders. There is further relevance in that Bitrue’s platform is available for all mobile devices.

The preferred currency pairings are XRP/BTC, XRP/ETH, XRP/USDT, ETC/XRP, ETH/XRP, GTO/XRP, KNC/XRP, LINK/XRP, LTC/XRP, QKC/XRP, WAN/XRP, WTC/XRP ZRX/XRP. We would like to see further pairings with Tron, Cardano, EOS, Stellar, Electroneum, and many others, but this is only the starting point.

XRP is slowly but surely becoming one of the big boys. Keep an eye out for it!

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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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Secret Behind Binance Coin: Why is BNB Outperforming Other Coins

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The crypto market has seen quite a lot of volatility in 2019, although not all of the price changes were bad, as they were in 2018. In fact, many coins saw significant growth. Bitcoin (BTC), for example, recently managed to breach one of its major resistance at $4,000. Many have predicted that breaching this roadblock will mark the next stage in Bitcoin’s growth, and potentially its return to higher levels.

However, while most of the market has been seeing significant gains in the past several days, one coin still outperforms them all — Binance Coin (BNB).

So far, in 2019, Binance Coin has shown a strong will of its own, often seemingly being immune to the market trends. While the coin did see a significant loss in 2018, it spent most of 2019 in recovery, even while the last remnants of the crypto winter still tortured the rest of the market.

Back in the early days of January 2019, the coin’s price was barely above $5. Now, however, only a bit over two months later, BNB price is at $15.86, and still seeing growth. The coin never suddenly spiked, but instead, its growth was steady and stable. Whenever it approached new resistance level, BNB would slowly carve its way through it, turning it into support, and continuing on.

But, what is allowing it to break free from…

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Why Bitcoin Price Remains Stable Before the Expected Hike

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The cryptocurrency rallied a few days back, but now, it has moved closer to 38.2% Fib level. Investors are enthusiastic that as it remains at this level for some time, and stabilize. The next move in Bitcoin price will take it to the 61.8% Fib level. This is when the hike in the price of the cryptocurrency will occur towards $4,200. However, after the surge in price, the upcoming weeks will see the Bitcoin falling swiftly to $3,000.

The truth is that if this move fails to occur, there may not be an improvement in the value of the digital currency. Also, this movement will enable the “bullish gartly pattern” we saw on the BTC/USD 4H chart to become a reality. Also, we are expecting that the Bitcoin price will decline the same way it has been recovering since early February.

Why this week’s closing price matters

Presently, Bitcoin price is still trading above what the intrinsic value is showing on larger time frames. However, we can see adequate room to accommodate short-term rallies. The price at which Bitcoin closes this week is very critical. It will be a clear indication as to how the digital currency will move in the coming weeks.

If Bitcoin closes at a price above $4,000, we are hopeful that the correction may come from early next week. On the other hand, any…

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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