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Trend analysis – Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) continue to go down

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The cryptocurrency market continues to be on a dip (again), a move that, by far, has been the most historically pronounced in the sector. Naturally, this has affected each and every one of the cryptos, but ones more than others have shown worrying behaviors that have caused panic and despair among the community, and to say the least, the speculative tendency does not seem to have a near ending.

In this sense, last week two of the most remarkable examples were Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), coins that despite being the top 2 of the market haven’t been able to avoid the bearish performance of the cryptosphere. This time, another two that seem to be on the same path are without a doubt Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC), cryptos that belong as well to the crypto hall of fame. Let’s see the key points behind the most recent crypto trends.

Ripple (XRP): The bearish tendency continues

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Ripple (XRP) has decreased 85% percent from its highest value set in January this year, and as it seems, the tendency is going to continue bearish, so the possibilities of reaching even lower values are very high. In fact, the token set the long-term objective at the second half of last year to hit the 25-cent mark, which at the moment remains active, a fact that will represent -48% from the actual price or -92% from its highest price of January.

In the meantime, a pattern is recognizable at first sight and is the tendency to have both lower lows and highs compared to the values that were reached by the token in May. Although it is still not discarded the possibility of a rebound like the one that we observed between April and May, even when possible the most likely to occur later is a drop of the prices one more time.

Litecoin (LTC) goes down below the trend-line resistance

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The 100 line of Litecoin (LTC) recently broke and showed with it pessimistic results that even suggested the possibility of a more significant decrease. It is still not determined what will be the target of the downside unlike with Ripple (XRP), but as it is prognosticated, it will have even more remarkable repercussions, positioning down below the 40s or even worse.

The token will find support later around the 69 line, and even further on the 50. For its part, the trend-line resistance created in the peak of May was recently identified on some of the trades made, so this will serve as a guide to predict the behavior of the crypto in the mid-term.

Conclusion

The panorama for the cryptocurrency world is not the best as of now, and speculation is one of the things that have been affecting the most the market. Whether this will be a repetitive pattern still remains a question, but whether one has invested in Ripple and Litecoin or not, best thing as of now is to stay calm and see the next steps of the sector.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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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.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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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

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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