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Ripple (XRP) emerges as the base currency

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A majority of digital coins and altcoins ended the month of July in overarching declines including Ripple (XRP). The XRP USD pair managed to cancel most of the gains accrued since early days of July.

As we usher in a new month, Ripple is still showing signs of free falling below the 0.45 US dollar mark after declining the support emphasized by the 23.6 percent Fib level with the last swing appreciate from lows of $0.424 and depreciate from highs of $0.5204 to settle at $0.4469 (it just jumped above 0.45 today after increasing in value by 4.5% in last 24 hours).

Moreover, Ripple (XRP) is exchanging within the limits of a falling wedge pattern signaling a price surge and breakout in the offing shortly.

Bitrue Exchange Lists Ripple XRP as a Base Currency

The crypto space continues to attract more investors and players in its jurisdiction with this week marking the official launch of Bitrue. Although unknown to many, Bitrue is a virtual currency exchange that has long-ambitions of becoming the most spontaneous and secure option for crypto-investors globally.

One attribute makes the Taiwanese exchange predominantly stand out from the pack. Bitrue announced their intention to list XRP, Ripple’s virtual currency, as a base coinage on its network. This move marks a huge adoption step for Ripple in the crypto market.

Bitrue intends to offer transparency to the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market by availing a qualified selection of ICOs. Remarkably, Bitrue is also showing interests in partnering with Wanchain, an infrastructure platform that can connect with various digital assets.

According to the CEO of Bitrue, Curis Wang, the exchange can screen interested candidates listing only legal and promising digital coins and altcoins on their platform. By doing so, Bitrue will be able to create and develop a healthy environment for trading and for everyone interested in engaging the exchange.

DCEX Announces Ripple XRP as a Base Currency on its Platform

Meanwhile, DCEX was the very first virtual currency exchange that used Ripple (XRP) as its base currency. It recently opened registrations to start for its network. DCEX intends to begin trading in the coming weeks if not days, according to a press release that was issued on Monday.

DCEX plans to offer 15 digital tokens for trading with XRP as the base pair. The digital tokens include Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin (BTC), Tron (TRX), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ethereum (EOS) among other digital currencies.

According to an official release by DCEX webpage, the exchange intends to add more exchanging pairs in the coming week with USD/XRP trading might be supported for institutional or corporate clients.

xRapid Adoption in the Market

In recent time, xRapid has seen a somewhat positive response in regards to adoption. The way xRapid can complete international settlements within a short period is by using XRP as the bridge currency. For instance, in a KRW to USD transaction, KRW is converted to XRP using a Korean exchange via banking systems, transferred on the Ripple (XRP) ledger to an American exchange wallet then converted into USD in conclusion.

There are market speculations doing rounds suggesting SBI holding might use xRapid in conducting cross-border transactions. There is evidence that indicates that this merger is true and might be in completion stages.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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