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Tron (TRX) Ethereum Classic (ETC) Price Analysis: Sowing the Seeds of Opportunity

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It’s tough to argue with the statement that the past 48 hours has represented some of the most brutal selling that we’ve seen in the cryptocurrency complex in months. The picture that has been created varies from coin to coin, with some holding up relatively well and others getting absolutely pummeled. Eventually, this is how opportunity is sowed into the soil of the chart.

The two coins we are going to take a look at today – Tron (TRX) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) – exemplify this as much is any possible pairing.

Tron (TRX)

Price Analysis

  • High: $0.025095
  • Low: $0.023643
  • 24-Hour Volume: $144.90M
  • 7-day Percent Change: -22.91%

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Tron (TRX) has been taken out to the woodshed over the last few days, diving below one key support level after another.

However, perhaps surprisingly, Tron (TRX) still remains above its last-ditch pivot lows recorded earlier this year that sit in place around the $0.0225 area. At this point, it isn’t clear whether this zone will be directly tested or not.

Oscillators across many different time frames have become extremely oversold. The MACD on the hourly chart has taken both its baseline and signal line to new lows stretching back over the past six weeks, suggesting extreme downward momentum.

We are potentially starting to see at least a little bit of relief shine through the clouds, and it will be interesting to see if this wave of selling has exhausted itself. Those hanging on and praying for the respite certainly don’t want to see it move below that last ditch line in the sand.

A move back above the $0.03 level would be a dramatic bullish statement for Tron (TRX) over coming days. But we don’t have any clear technical evidence favoring that shift yet.

Ethereum Classic (ETC)

Price Analysis

  • High: $15.4146
  • Low: $14.4657
  • 24-Hour Volume: $416.73M
  • 7-day Percent Change: -1.2%

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In contrast to Tron (TRX), Ethereum Classic (ETC) is basically sideways over the past week. However, as we noted yesterday, this may be a bit misleading.

As an experienced technician with more years at this than I’d like to admit, I have seen a fair number of bear markets play out in one market or another. And one thing I can tell you that I have learned over the years for certain is this: headline driven rallies are nowhere near as important or reliable as rallies that come on no news at all.

And in this case, Ethereum Classic (ETC) was clearly rallying on headlines about broadening adoption by cryptocurrency exchanges.

In other words, the abrupt turn from the $20 level back down to recent support below the $15 level was something we like to call “suck them in and spit them out”.

At this point, the oscillators are signaling extremely oversold levels, and we have key support in play between $14 and $15 on the chart. At least some kind of bounce should be in order here for ETC, and the important thing to ascertain is the type of resistance we see coming into play on that bounce, and the level at which it happens.

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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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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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