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Ripple (XRP) June loss was 35%; can it recover after new 2018 lows?

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At the moment, the value of Ripple (XRP) is on the low side, dropping to 4.51% in last seven days. In the previous 24 hours, Ripple (XRP) got stable a bit (alongside the whole crypto market) and went down by 0.59% only. Just a couple of days ago, the coin reached its new lows this month to $0.453.

So, Ripple’s price fell from 0.546 USD earlier last week, but the price is now at $0.457. The dip margin doesn’t look significant despite the crypto-market being at a turbulent state lately.

The current trend with Ripple (XRP) takes us back to last year before the price increase with all cryptocurrencies from December last year to January this year. During the price increase, XRP recorded a surge from 0.45 to 3.81 USD – the price surge in the market only lasted till January.

Cryptocurrencies had an exponential increase in price in April 2017, but XRP didn’t really have many profits. Although Ripple (XRP) had a 60% boost in April, if we are to compare with other cryptos, Ripple’s percentage boost wasn’t up to the mark as other coins had a triple value to it at that time.

If we take a look at Ripple’s trend every month, there isn’t much to be happy about; this is due to the fact that it had a 35% fall since 4th of June when XRP was valued at $0.703 per coin.

CryptoCompare MJAC Blockchain Summit

During the 2018 CryptoCompare MJAC Blockchain Summit, in London, Ripple’s Daniel Aranda talked about the company’s future, the upcoming new type of internet called IoV (Internet of Value), and Ripple’s role in this new type of internet.

Aranda disclosed how Ripple could introduce the IoV to the world:

We think that if the internet today is tethered with packets of information and data being sent around, the internet of value will have a similar kind of architecture, but what will be sent around is money”

Aranda’s comment during the blockchain summit in London means that Ripple and XRP (Ripple’s cryptocurrency) will be the ‘backbone’ of the Internet of Value.

Ripple and XRP have revolutionized the way in which cross-border financial settlements can be made; in this view, Aranda also stressed the importance of Ripple (XRP) in changing the Financial Industry today. Furthermore, he disclosed that Ripple surpasses SWIFT when it comes to its cross-border innovations. Aranda stated during the blockchain summit:

I think what you can expect from Ripple is more focus and traction around cross-border payments. If one of our early competitors is SWIFT, then what we offer has to be really good if we’re to beat them. We think out traction is playing out, and network effects are starting to build around that.”

Therefore, we can see that Ripple (XRP) is futuristic and it holds lots of plans for the future. There are more to come from the cryptocurrency which might increase its current price value in the crypto market, and help it recover quicker than many might be thinking it’s possible. We just need to wait and see Ripple XRP touching new heights soon, predicting ‘exactly’ when that’s going to happen is tough, though.

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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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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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