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Ripple (XRP) Still has Time for a Comeback

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So far, 2018 has been a very bad year for Ripple (XRP). The crypto’s rise at the end of 2017 has been extremely promising, but in the following months, the coin continued to go further and further down. However, there is still time for Ripple to make a comeback and make significant gains.

Large hopes for Ripple (XRP)

Everything seemed to be fine with Ripple back in December 2017. Just like other cryptos, XRP skyrocketed and became one of the most popular coins on the market. In fact, it even managed to pass Ethereum (ETH), and many believed that it will become Bitcoin’s (BTC) direct competitor.

Many believed that Ripple is to become the top currency in no time. Some even claimed that it is still way too early for fully-decentralized currencies to dominate the market and that Ripple is the way to go. Its nature and the situation have made it extremely popular, not only with crypto investors but also with financial institutions and some of the largest banks around the world.

Ripple has been making partnerships all over the place, and almost every week has seen some sort of positive development. Names like Western Union, Santander, MoneyGram, Bank of America, and alike all hurried to partner up with this coin. The price of the crypto was expected to continue to rise, and nobody hesitated to jump on the XRP train, while it was still early.

Some predictions even stated that it is only a matter of time when Ripple will jump from 20 cents per coin to the price of Bitcoin. Such an increase, while astronomical, was always a possibility when it comes to the crypto world. Unfortunately, it never came to be, and it was all downhill from there for XRP.

And then everything changed

Soon enough, Ripple went down, and a lot. After it reached a price of $3.40 per unit, it quickly fell to $0.18 as soon as the crypto prices dropped at the beginning of the year. However, a lot of investors still believe that Ripple can, and will, make a large comeback by the end of the year.

Despite the low price, XRP still stands as one of the cryptos with the highest number of token holders. Basically, this means that people have not given up on Ripple yet, and many are waiting for the market to turn. Once it happens, some believe that Ripple will beat its former top price, and maybe even go as high as $10 per coin. This is, of course, significantly lower than the predictions that Ripple’s price will reach Bitcoins. However, even so, it would still be better than for Ripple to stay at its current price of $0.435990.

Fortunately for all these investors, Ripple seems to be doing well lately, and its charts are indicating that the crypto might finally be on a stable and serious rise again. This goes for the US dollar, as well as Bitcoin (BTC). The charts are actually relatively similar, and if Ripple continues on the current path, the coin might even be restored to its former glory before the year ends.

Despite the controversy and lawsuits that claim that Ripple is a security, which is something that its team continues to deny, the coin still holds the third place as per CoinMarketCap. Various partnerships and several products that Ripple has released continue to guarantee that the crypto is, in fact, needed on a large scale. The coin’s work on enabling better cross-border transactions is one of the strongest reasons for many to believe that Ripple will stick around and that its price will eventually make a comeback.

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Importance of Bitcoin ETFs and Bakkt for the Crypto Space

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It is no secret that 2018 was a very bad year for cryptocurrencies, at least when it comes to prices and market cap. However, in its brighter moments, this year managed to set the stage for some very important events that are expected to make 2019 very successful and profitable. Two things have attracted the most attention, both of which were expected to occur in 2018, only to be moved for early 2019. Those two are Bitcoin ETF decision by the US SEC, and the launch of Bakkt.

What are Bakkt and Bitcoin ETFs and why are they important?

Let’s start with Bakkt first. Bakkt Exchange is a business that is set to launch at the very beginning of 2019. It is a cryptocurrency platform that is set to offer a large number of services, including things such as warehousing and trading. However, there is another thing that makes Bakkt special, and that is the fact that the exchange itself is a product of the same company that has created the New York Stock Exchange.

In addition, Bakkt will be supported by some very influential names, such as Microsoft, BCG, and even Starbucks, to name a few. Furthermore, Bakkt will support crypto-to-fiat conversions. Starbucks will actually be one of the companies that have volunteered to help test the system, as users will be able to convert crypto to USD that can then be used in Starbucks.

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4 Best-Performing Cryptocurrencies in the Current Bear Market

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Cryptocurrencies have been experiencing a strong return of the bearish trend for weeks now, and only now does it show signs of weakening. However, experts believe that the situation will not repair itself so easily and that prices will remain low for a certain period.

However, when bear market strikes, the sentiment gets most bearish when the trend reaches the bottom. Everyone starts selling, and while short sellers can make a profit in this situation, analysts usually warn that the sale will only knock the prices down even further. Since most of the crypto-related news is already negative at this point, such predictions often make sense.

However, there is still one thing to keep in mind, which is the fact that when downtrend enters a capitulation, that often signals that a new bottom has been found. That is the perfect time to actually go against the bearish trend, and start buying. It is also a good opportunity to abandon the coins that seem too risky, and do not seem to have that bright of a future ahead of them.

Bitcoin has dropped by 87% from its all-time high, which it hit back in January. However, the rest of the market dropped with it, and it never lost its dominance, which still remains above 50% of the total market cap. In other words, while its price may have sunk to lows that were not seen for a while now, it…

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Will The Stock Market’s Bearish Outlook Affect The Cryptocurrency Market?

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About 3 months ago I was reviewing what was happening in other markets as the cryptocurrency market kept falling. So I opened up TradingView and what I saw was something so incredible I had to look a second time, I thought I had opened up the BTC/USD chart but it had not yet fallen. I was a bit confused, but I realized my TradingView opened to the DOW, at the time it was looking extremely euphoric and then upon a little more research I saw it was in the longest bull since its conception.  I instantly wanted to see does this just apply to the Dow Jones or does it also apply to the likes of the Russel, S&P500, Nasdaq, Vanguard and then I even looked at the housing market. What I saw I am honestly going to say baffled me, what was there before me was a perfect opportunity, I knew that soon the stock market would fall and started letting people know about hedging.

Last year for many was a huge learning experience and even if many lost money, they learned about financial markets for the first time and may have bought their first ever investments. This was a huge plus for many people who were labeled noobs or noob investors. Why you may ask? Well, the simple answer is that noobs tried investing for the…

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