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Here Is Why Shorting XRP, LTC, TRX, ADA and more in a Bearish Market is Looking Attractive

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A while back, when many of us were noobs in crypto trading, we believed that buying and HODLing was the proverbial greatest invention since sliced bread. But when our XRP, Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and the rest started declining in the markets back in January, we started reading up on charts and how to trade during periods of severe volatility. We learned to set up stop losses. We continued trading and made some decent profits due to the fact that there were still periods in the markets where volumes would increase overnight.

But now, the volumes seem to be contracting on a daily basis and we have to come up with a new strategy. 

Yes. We need a new strategy. We can no longer HODL or trade during uptrends. It simply is not going our way and we end up cashing out to Tether (USDT) most of the time and waiting for days before the markets decide to start climbing again. Shorting our favorite digital assets is continually looking attractive. This involves ‘borrowing’ the digital asset at a high price and instantly selling it. Then buy it back at a lower price, returning the borrowed amount and keeping the difference.

How about we start trading with the downtrends? Learn to make lemonade when the handed lemons. 

This approach is risky but our risk tolerance has been growing ever since we learned how to set up stop loss orders when XRP was constantly falling in the markets or when Litecoin (LTC) could not manage the news of Charlie Lee selling all his coins to concentrate on the Litecoin Project. We have had to adapt with the times and shorting our digital assets is another hurdle we must overcome to continue being victorious in these trying times in the crypto markets.

So where can we short our favorite digital assets?

We do not have to go to Wallstreet to short our favorite digital assets. No. All we have to do is check out the one and only crypto exchange that offers these products directly to the public: BitMex. All you have to do is create an account to explore the limitless possibilities of shorting Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Litecoin (LTC), EOS and Cardano (ADA).

In conclusion, we have continually continued to evolve as traders in the crypto markets and it might be time to learn how to short our favorite digital assets rather than going long. The latter method of investing is the traditional buying and HODLing till a higher price but this does not seem to be working in the current bearish market.

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Why Bitcoin Price Remains Stable Before the Expected Hike

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The cryptocurrency rallied a few days back, but now, it has moved closer to 38.2% Fib level. Investors are enthusiastic that as it remains at this level for some time, and stabilize. The next move in Bitcoin price will take it to the 61.8% Fib level. This is when the hike in the price of the cryptocurrency will occur towards $4,200. However, after the surge in price, the upcoming weeks will see the Bitcoin falling swiftly to $3,000.

The truth is that if this move fails to occur, there may not be an improvement in the value of the digital currency. Also, this movement will enable the “bullish gartly pattern” we saw on the BTC/USD 4H chart to become a reality. Also, we are expecting that the Bitcoin price will decline the same way it has been recovering since early February.

Why this week’s closing price matters

Presently, Bitcoin price is still trading above what the intrinsic value is showing on larger time frames. However, we can see adequate room to accommodate short-term rallies. The price at which Bitcoin closes this week is very critical. It will be a clear indication as to how the digital currency will move in the coming weeks.

If Bitcoin closes at a price above $4,000, we are hopeful that the correction may come from early next week. On the other hand, any…

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Stanford Lecturer praises XRP over Bitcoin

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The world of cryptocurrencies continues to cause controversies even now, particularly when it comes to matters such as the superiority of one coin over others. According to recent reports, one student from Stanford University has stated that one of Stanford’s guest lecturers — Dr. Susan Athey — bashed the first and largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, while praising XRP.

Does guest lecturer go anti-Bitcoin?

In late February, Stanford’s student called Conner Brown came out publicly with a claim that Athey described Bitcoin’s network and protocol inaccurately, and that she also used the opportunity to make unfounded criticism. Athey, who also sits on Board of Directors at Ripple Labs — XRP’s parent company — supposedly also stated that XRP provides solutions to all issues mentioned in regards to Bitcoin.

According to Brown’s comments on the matter, the lecture in question took place over a month ago, and after attending it, he wrote an open letter to Standford, explaining the incident. In the letter, Brown claims that Athey inaccurately presented Bitcoin’s consensus protocol and overstated several issues, such as the threat of a 51% attack on the coins network, as well as Bitcoin’s mining centralization.

However, the main problem with the lecture, as Brown sees it, is the professor’s claims that XRP presents a solution to these problems.

The claims caused Dr. Athey to respond publicly via Twitter, stating…

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Bitcoin Chasing Green — First Positive Month Since July In Sight

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The crypto market has started seeing gains in mid-February, with Bitcoin (BTC) following the bullish trend as well. In fact, the largest coin was on its way of seeing the first positive month since July of the last year. Even though its price was struggling to permanently overcome the major resistance at $4,000, the coin kept trying, and as long as its price doesn’t drop below $3,414, this goal can still be achieved

The return of the bearish trend which briefly overtook the market on February 24th caused a lot of damage, although Bitcoin managed to remain above $3,800. Following the crash, BTC started seeing minor gains once again, indicating that the bears have withdrawn for now.

What does the future hold for BTC?

As mentioned, Bitcoin can only complete a positive month if its price remains above $3,500 until the end of February. At the time of writing, the price sits at $3,807 according to TradingView, with an increase of 0.58% in the last 24 hours. As things are right now, it is likely that BTC might succeed in doing this, as its price performed relatively well ever since January 11th, even though it remained between $3,300 and $3,700.

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The recently-emerging bullish trend took it beyond this, and while the price…

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