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Did Vitalik Buterin Make Ethereum Crash Further?

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The writing is on the wall that we are in a bear market. The crypto community is aware that for there to be some sort of relief from the current decline, there needs to be some good news not only from Wall Street but from the founders of some of our favorite projects.

Vitalik Buterin happens to be the co-founder of one of Ethereum and his latest comments have not gone over well. Matter of fact, some are saying that he has made the Ethereum crash worse. Some have simply disagreed with him.

Going back to the crypto market, all has not been well since it peaked back in late December to early January. Regulatory fears caused a total capitulation of most crypto traders from Japan, South Korea, and China. Fast forward to the month of September where the crypto community is waiting for the SEC to rule on the CBOE sponsored Bitcoin ETF. Such tension has culminated in a very shaky market as can be seen when with the fake news that Goldman Sachs was shelving plans for a BTC and Crypto trading desk.

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To add insult to injury, Vitalik Buterin – in a September 8th interview – told Bloomberg that we are on the cusp of a blockchain ceiling and that the days of 1,000-times growth are behind us. His exact words were:

“The blockchain space is getting to the point where there’s a ceiling in sight. If you talk to the average educated person at this point, they probably have heard of blockchain at least once. There isn’t an opportunity for yet another 1,000-times growth in anything in the space anymore.”

He also added that the strategy of getting crypto adopted through marketing is hitting a dead end. What needs to be done, is more people getting involved in crypto in a more in-depth way where people are more interested in real applications of real economic activity.

Comments Were Ill-Timed

As much as Vitalik’s words are true from a technical point of view, given the current bear market, such words are not what investors and HODLers want to hear. More so, if the said investor is more interested in crypto from a financial angle of profits rather than from the technology part as many enthusiasts are.

What then probably happened, is that the believers of Ethereum watched as their favorite digital asset took a massive hit as the more profit-oriented investors took off. This is more or less what happened when Elon Musk was reported to be smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey during a podcast. The value of Tesla’s stock dipped instantly and there are rumors the American air-force wants to investigate his company: Space X.

Summing it all up, and what we are trying to say, is that the comments from Vitalik Buterin were correct from a technical point of view but ill-timed in a bear market. ETH is currently struggling to get back to levels above $200 with many predicting that it might get worse before it gets better for the digital asset. This might be so with a pending decision at the SEC for the CBOE sponsored Bitcoin ETF. If they were to reject or postpone the ETF, the crypto markets would be affected negatively by some degree.

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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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Litecoin Cash (LCC): The potential mover?

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Litecoin underwent a hard fork in the past, and that is what led to the creation of Litecoin Cash. Bitcoin has also experienced a hard fork, which has led to the creation of Bitcoin Cash, so this trend is not necessarily brand new.

Forks have occurred pretty often now in the cryptocurrency community, and the perception is that it probably will continue to, as long as the need (forks are often created to overcome issues faced by the originals) remains there.

While the market has been bearish for most of the year, it has been showing some definite signs of life, especially when we look at the kind of price action that has been happening with Ripple recently. Litecoin is also rising in anticipating of its hard fork, which is to be expected.

For those who are unaware, Litecoin Cash was created earlier this year. 10 Litecoin Cash was given to every investor who had 1 Litecoin – and that one move, it’s easy to see, was very massive concerning value.

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, has come out against LiteCoin Cash, calling it a scam. Many cryptocurrency influencers have come out against Litecoin cash, although there are still others that believe that this is only because the project threatens them.

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The Stage is Set for Stellar XLM vs XRP

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The digital asset of XRP, did something spectacular on the 18th of September when it shocked the crypto-markets by rising in value by 21%. In a time period that was less than 5 hours, XRP spiked from levels of $0.273 to those of $0.332 and has continued rising. The digital asset is currently valued at $0.36.

xRapid Factor

The reason for the sharp increment in value of XRP was news that the Ripple company was going to launch xRapid in the next month or so. This was after the firm’s head of Regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Sagar Sarabhai, made the following comments during a CNBC interview on the 17th of September:

“I am very confident that in the next one month or so you will see some good news coming in where we launch the product live in production.”

Stellar’s Cross-Border Payments

The news of Ripple launching xRapid has come 2 weeks after the Stellar project and IBM, announced that they were entering the industry of cross-border payments through their new service known as IBM Blockchain World-Wire. The new payment settlement service has been quoted as being ‘near instant’ meaning that it will probably rival the transactions time seen in the xRapid pilot tests of 2 – 3 minutes earlier on in the year.

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