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Is Wall Street The Cause Of The Ethereum Crash?

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New decisions from large Wall Street entities have caused a lot of cryptocurrencies to sharply lose value. Bitcoin and Ethereum crash came as an immediate result.

Large Ethereum crash follows Goldman Sachs new announcement

As if this year wasn’t hard enough on cryptocurrencies already, it would seem that the bad news still won’t stop coming. After a month of a seemingly bullish market that finally gave hope to everyone, the crypto world has just had a really bad week.

The first thing that hit the crypto world was the US SEC recent decision to once again reject the Bitcoin ETF request. The market barely started to recover from this, when another hit fell. This one included a new activity within a long-dormant wallet filled with Bitcoin. The activity caused BTC price to drop immediately, as the wallet started sending long lost BTC tokens to various exchanges.

The market was already in a bad shape at this point, but a lot of investors remained hopeful, thinking that things can still get better. That is when the market received the final few hits, starting with Goldman Sachs’ decision to drop the launch of crypto trading desks. Immediately after this news, Bitcoin fell by as much as 7%, but Ethereum crash was even worse. ETH dropped by 15% in the first 24 hours following the announcement.

To be fair, Goldman did not completely turn its back to the crypto project. Instead, it only postponed it for a later time, seemingly due to bad regulations. Still, the decision had bad consequences for the entire crypto world. Besides the Bitcoin and Ethereum crash, other leading coins like Ripple and Litecoins dropped down a lot as well.

Additionally, Goldman is not the only one who dropped or delayed its big crypto plans. Mike Novogratz, who was a known Bitcoin bull, did the same thing. His plans for starting a crypto hedge fund were shelved in favor of a merchant bank.

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Only now do we realize just how much this industry was depending on the Wall Street crypto adoption. When we look back, big plans like these were having crypto enthusiasts excited for over a year now. What’s worse is that all these negatives came at pretty much the same time, causing the market to go down just when things finally started looking up.

Cryptos still not ready to get on Wall Street?

According to sources familiar with the bank’s plans, Goldman Sachs is moving the crypto trading desks lower down on its list of priorities. Instead, it plans to dedicate its efforts to other crypto services, like providing custody products. The bank has been trying hard to enter the crypto world, but it still only made small steps to do so. The biggest progress was hiring Justin Schmidt a few months ago, as a head of the digital asset markets.

For the time being, the bank is still supposedly looking into how to best serve its customers, according to its spokesman. Unfortunately, it would seem that they have yet to reach any real conclusion regarding the digital asset offering.

Goldman’s caution is should not really come as a surprise for anyone at this point. After all, Bitcoin lost almost three-quarters of its value this year. Additionally, crypto trading on various exchanges went down by 80%. The total crypto market cap is at around $205 billion, which is almost four times less than its worth back in January. All in all, cryptocurrencies are not in a good place right now, and some positive development is desperately needed.

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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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