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Ripple XRP community hawkish towards Hive list

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Hive.one, formerly dubbed as CryptoInfluencers, has been forced to remove its Ripple section. The platform’s team admitted that it received plenty of criticism but refused to disclose the reason for the criticism, and instead put out a statement, pointing out that this was the first time that they had encountered this kind of resistance. They mentioned that they were not publishing the list but noted that this was for “the time being.”

CryptoInfluencers (now Hive.one) launched in December of last year and has been praised as being the most accurate platform when it comes to ranking influential figures in the cryptocurrency community. The platform has created its list based on social media presence.

In fact, the platform’s algorithm is solely based on Twitter data, which remains the leading platform for cryptocurrency investors, traders, and influencers. It analyzes the accounts of the public figures that are prominent within the cryptocurrency community and then goes on to measure the engagement metrics within the community, based on how users interact and react to these influencers, as well.

This includes metrics such as likes and retweets. For example, if an up-and-coming cryptocurrency analyst or influencer is steadily growing regarding likes/retweets; this data helps Hive.one create their list, and that particular analyst or influencer might be able to move up the list.

While the company did not publish the list, it went to Twitter to share some insights. The platform concluded that the most influential member of the Ripple community was none other than the CTO of Ripple, Joel Katz, according to their research.

The influencer that is NOT a formal member of Ripple that was considered the most influential was Hodor7777, a blogger who is an XRP supporter that has around 40,000 followers. Next up, Tiffany Hayden is one of the most famous Ripple supporters and boasts about 70,000 followers, and many in the Ripple community considered her to be the obvious choice for the most influential advocate that was not directly part of the company.

Tiffany Hayden took to Twitter to point out her issues with the list, pointing out that it included ex-employees of Ripple who hadn’t worked there in years and even deceased individuals. Though she questioned the credibility of the list; she was quick to point out that it wasn’t a “popularity contest”.

Another insightful fact that the company shared was that it found that Joel Katz was actually more influential over the Ripple community than Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of ethereum, is, over the ethereum community.

Although Hive has stated that the list does not mean to “endorse” anyone, some people speculate that the outrage over Joel Katz being so high on the list can be attributed to the fact that he hasn’t been as active in the Ripple community that the list would suggest.

This is the first time there has been so much bitterness surrounding Hive, considering that the platform gathers data merely. While some may take this as a sign of a responsive and supportive community that wants its influencers to get its just due; there are others who feel like the outrage is not justified and is excessive.

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Top 4 Cryptocurrencies to Bet on in 2019

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The crypto winter ended and Bitcoin is breaking through the $5000 resistance barrier and leading a general charge in bullishness among cryptocurrencies has seen more positivity in the market than ever before. However, before any talk of a crypto spring should start, we need to look at what happened during the winter.

Many different platforms were either fully released or improved upon significantly. There has been a surge of innovation and the crystallization of ideas. The market isn’t just about crypto trading or bitcoin trading; it has become more about what businesses will leverage blockchain in the best way. Investors need to look at what a coin offers beyond just being a cryptocurrency. What partners does it have, what is the long term plan and is it liquid enough?

Investing in altcoins has never been a better option than right now. The volatility index shows that the market is growing without having to rely on Bitcoin. While Bitcoin still determines and up or down trend, the altcoins do not follow this trend exactly. More and more tokens and coins are surviving and thriving on their own merits rather than riding in Bitcoin’s wake.

The four coins to follow are our pick for the top 4 cryptocurrencies most likely to give you substantial returns by the end of 2019.

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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Luxcore

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With the recent surge of Bitcoin in the last few weeks, many traders are hoping for a more profitable year than 2018.  Even if that comes to fruition, my advice over the past year remains the same.  Traders must look for companies and projects that offer blockchain solutions with real-world use and complete transparency.  One company that meets both of those requirements is Luxcore (LUX).

What is Luxcore?

Luxcore is a blockchain solutions and services ecosystem that focuses on developing security and privacy products.  The Luxcore platform utilizes the PHI2 algorithm powered blockchain to build a wide variety of product offerings.  One of the platform’s primary goals is to help close the gap between regular consumers and enterprise users by introducing specific use-cases for each group of users.

Exciting Roadmap for 2019

As mentioned earlier, one of the absolute requirements of building a successful blockchain project is to be fully and completely transparent.  Luxcore certainly meets that requirement with the introduction of their most recent roadmap.

The roadmap does a great job of showing which projects are in development, how far along each project is, and the expected completion date of each project.  With this, LUX traders and potentially interested consumers can follow along and monitor the status of projects that they are especially interested in.

Since many crypto projects have inevitably disappointed the market, offering…

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Can XRP Break Out of the Falling Wedge?

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XRP is the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, which currently sits at around $13.5 billion. The coin also has a price of $0.325316 at the time of writing, after seeing a significant price correction of 4% in the last 24 hours.

Just like many other cryptocurrencies, XRP has seen massive losses during the 2018 bear market. However, this falling wedge seems to have seen a real breakout in 2019, as the crypto winter started to let go, and a lot of coins saw significant price recoveries.

XRP’s falling wedge was much more difficult to stop, which can be seen on its long-term chart. But, the recent bull runs allowed numerous cryptocurrencies to finally see growth, and XRP is definitely one of them. The charts also show that the coin’s falling wedge has seen a breakout, which is an excellent thing for the future of XRP’s price.

However, for the coin’s price to truly turn and stay bullish, XRP needs to see larger volumes. The experts believe that this is the key for a new rally, one which would allow XRP to reach true recovery.

XRP price performance and predictions

As mentioned, XRP had struggled to start growing even when most other cryptocurrencies were drawn in a number of bull runs. While the coin has been acting the same as others until mid-February, it is clear that the…

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