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Stellar (XLM) Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: The Rhythm of the Bear

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Support levels can be extremely important. They are essential when they hold, but they are almost more important when they don’t. As we take a look at Stellar (XLM) and Litecoin (LTC), you will note this idea very much in effect on these charts.

Stellar (XLM)

Price Analysis

  • High: $0.20351
  • Low: $0.19719
  • 24-Hour Volume: $66.95M
  • 7-day Percent Change: -26.11%

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Stellar (XLM) had been a clear outperformer during the July bounce that took hold in the cryptocurrency complex and drove several coins up to test their 200-day simple moving averages.

Hence, we expected to see Stellar (XLM) show some kind of allegiance to its rising 50-day simple moving average as support, especially since it came in confluence with a prior range high price level support.

That type of combination is often hard to break, mainly when you see it in a relative strength market. However, in this case, it doesn’t appear to have been difficult to break at all.

Stellar (XLM) just sliced right down through it.

We are now seeing this chart nearing a test of critical support, and opening up the potential for another bearish technical breakdown if that support doesn’t hold as well. The key levels to watch at this point are lined up at $0.20, $0.18, and $0.17.

Litecoin (LTC)

Price Analysis

  • High: $64.223
  • Low: $60.433
  • 24-Hour Volume: $308.51M
  • 7-day Percent Change: -18.61%

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It has been a very rough ride for Litecoin (LTC) over recent days, but there aren’t too many coins for which one can’t make the very same statement.

Litecoin (LTC) broke lower along with everything else last week after finding strong resistance at a sharply declining 50-day simple moving average. That sparked a break under the $80 level, which also represented a sloped support level, and then the waterfall decline began from there.

At this point, the downside that we’ve seen over the last 48 hours is starting to become persistent and dramatic enough that the one bullish factor this chart had in its favor is beginning to melt away: the bullish divergence found on the 14-day RSI measure when compared with the pivot low scored on the charts in late June.

If momentum persists, look for the next major challenge to be at support at the $55 level.

That said, LTC is perhaps at a more advanced point in the rhythm of the bearish trend and may unleash a vicious bounce if the pool of weak-handed HODLers has already run dry.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

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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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