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Ripple (XRP) is successfully freeing its arm from Bitcoin, here is why

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Like most of the virtual coins and altcoins, Ripple has been recording slight price losses throughout the last seven days. Although putting a spirited run, Ripple’s prices failed to break the resistance level of 0.47 US dollars throughout the week, leading to its prices falling and revolving around 0.46 and 0.45 US dollars. Currently, XRP/USD is testing the 23 percent Fib level support taken between the highs and lows of 0.52 and 0.42 US dollar support levels respectively.

During the price depreciation, the price value broke below a connecting price surge line with support at 0.46 US dollars on the hourly chart of the Ripple US dollar pair. The XRP/USD pair settled below about the $0.46 support mark and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Regarding the Fib retracement level, the pair settled at 61.8 percent from the 0.4375 US dollar low to the high of 0.47 US dollars. However, the 0.45 US dollar support level acted as a barricade for traders especially sellers. At present, Ripple’s value is exchanging in a small range near the 0.45 price level, an increment from the previous support level of about 0.452 US dollars.

Over the years, Ripple has partnered and signed deals with influential financial players in the market gaining global recognition and appreciation for its growth. At present, Ripple has over 100 financial institutions and settlement providers on its portfolio of partners. Many other institutions and firms continue to show interest in adopting Ripple’s (XRP) unique blockchain technology and solutions, thus positioning the digital coin on the advantageous ground.

However, according to research and market analysis, the price value of Ripple (XRP) does not reflect the growth in adoption that the virtual currency currently enjoys. The challenge has always been Bitcoin’s (BTC) influence in the cryptocurrency markets that Ripple is a member.

For instance, Ripple’s (XRP) major exchanges are usually carried out by Bitcoin which unfortunately depreciates the value of XRP, in spite of having great and promising broadcasts ever since it started partnering with other major financial players in the financial industry. According to the words of Ripple (XRP) founder and CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, while speaking to CNBC:

“There is a very high correlation between the price value of Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin even though these two virtual currencies are independent and open-sourced blockchain technologies.”

However, this connection between Ripple and Bitcoin is going to cease. Bitcoin pairing is gradually falling with exchange listings gradually changing their ways of crypto trading leaning more towards altcoin-fiat pairing. As this emerging trend continues to gain momentum, more and more exchanges are following these footsteps creating a major blow to Bitcoin’s dominance as the cryptocurrency of choice for crypto-to-crypto pairing.

On the other hand, the future looks uncertain for Bitcoin following one of the leading digital currency exchanges, Bittrex, revealing that it is focused on the introduction of fiat-crypto pairing issuing a problematic situation for the number one cryptocurrency in the world.

Bittrex is a major player and link in the cryptocurrency sphere as it has a wide customer base of over 3 million globally with a big percentage coming from the US, who are the largest beneficiaries of this progress at the moment.

The news of Ripple (XRP) disconnecting itself from Bitcoin is not the new one. This has been in the pipeline for a while, but present SBI holding activities have propelled this divorce. SBI Holdings intends to launch its very own Virtual Currency trading network that is going to incorporate Ripple as the only virtual currency on the platform’s website.

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

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