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Why Ripple (XRP) has been making repeated headlines in the calm market

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From the look of things, it looks like things are back to horizontal trends not only for Ripple (XRP) but the whole cryptocurrency markets as very little progress has been witnessed over the past 24-hours. As it was this time yesterday, the total market cap is still hovering around the over 210 billion US dollars region, showing little or no signs of bouncing back to previous levels marking a lazy day in the cryptocurrency market.

Following its last Thursday dump of about 300 US dollars, Bitcoin has remained on a flat line fighting not to depreciate any further than that. Earlier this week, the number one ranked cryptocurrency undervalued to exchange at 6,300 US dollars and is now trading slightly above that level.

According to some cryptocurrency analysts, Bitcoin seems to be making a symmetrical triangle formation regarding its price trends, something that could lead to its breakout from the consolidation. In regards to its trade volumes, the number one digital currency has fallen back after the recent upward price surge that has seen trade volumes stabilize at about 4 billion US dollars. In regards to Ethereum, the digital coin is still week but is holding to its impressive 210 US dollar price tag currently, recording no change from yesterday.

Ripple (XRP) Making Headlines with Bullish Movements

Out of the many virtual currencies available in the crypto market, Ripple (XRP) is one of the few digital currencies that has been following up with bullish movement in recent time.

According to some cryptocurrency analysts, one of the reasons behind Ripple’s (XRP)’s impressive performance in the market is the recent positive publicity that RippleNet has been enjoying. RippleNet recently boarded Moneynetint to its long list of partners and users. While XRP as a digital currency does not have anything to do with RippleNet, XRP prices usually perform positively on positive reviews and news touching the Ripple Network.

During the last spike in September, XRP formed a bearish divergence – thanks to its formation of a series of lower lows. This latest price surge is coming close to breaking the series of lower lows that could have essentially changed the entire market structure. On Tuesday, Ripple prices appreciated by over 3 percent maintaining its upward momentum that was seen on Monday.

It has been an irregular past few sessions, as the crypto market continues to search for a stable, committed direction.

As from the last week of September, XRP/USD price action has been forming a bullish flag pattern that was instigated by the price surge that made way for a bull run. During Monday’s session, a breach from that flag was recorded, leaving the door open to a further upward trend.

Technically, following the recent breach from the pattern mentioned above, the current market is susceptible to XRP/USD further buying pressure. All eyes are on the potential of the bullish upper wick that has been expected to be filled from 15th October.

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Weiss Rating recently engaged the Twitter community in on what they considered as the best cryptocurrency to invest in under the 1 US dollar mark. From the finding that was received, a majority of Twitter users consider Ripple (XRP) as the best digital coin to invest in and posses.

From the over 5,000 Twitter users who participated in the poll, more than 60 percent of them showed their confidence and preference towards the controversial digital asset that currently lacks good publicity in the cryptocurrency ecosystem due to its fundamental philosophy, Ripple (XRP).

Out of the four options that were offered for polling, Cardano (ADA) was the digital coin that managed to give Ripple (XRP) a run for its money, managing to garner about 25 percent of all the votes. The third and fourth placed cryptocurrencies were Stellar Lumens (XLM) and IOTA who managed to get 8 percent and 3 percent respectively in the Weiss rating poll.

At the time of writing, Ripple (XRP) is currently exchanging at around 0.46 US dollars and in the green.

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12 Peers Capital Markets Purchases DigitalBits XDB Token

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12 Peers Capital Markets , a broker-dealer and capital markets firm has announced its support for DigitalBits, a blockchain protocol focused on consumer digital assets such as loyalty points, rewards, and branded stablecoins.  The traditional market brokerage firm has purchased the DigitalBits XDB token, after recently announcing “a new found investment thesis focused on identifying blockchain projects that improve efficiencies across global markets,” it said in today’s announcement.

DigitalBits is an enterprise-grade blockchain protocol for supporting consumer digital assets, specifically branded currencies.  The company believes that branded currencies play an integral role in driving consumer behavior, but many of these programs are dated by today’s technological standards.  “These limitations have stifled value transfer, resulting in the accumulation of large amounts of idle capital – in 2017 US corporations held in excess of $100 billion in unused points liability,” the DigitalBits experts explain.  

The DigitalBits blockchain supports tokenization of existing and new consumer digital assets.  The XDB Foundation, which was formed earlier this year, is a neutral agnostic non-profit organization to enhance the DigitalBits blockchain and ecosystem, engage partnerships and building a robust ecosystem for users. Commenting on the 12 Peers Capital Market announcement, XDB Foundation’s Managing Director Michael Gord said that it is great to see traditional firms show interest in blockchain technology. …

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AllianceBlock Completes TGE, Lists ALBT Token on Uniswap

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Big day for the Dutch-based AllianceBlock project today. After more than two years in development, the stealth mode is finally off.  AllianceBlock announced its completion of the Token Generation Event (TGE) . The newly generated AllianceBlock token (ALBT) was also instantly available on Uniswap – an automated liquidity protocol that has been gaining traction recently. Unlike centralized and most decentralized exchanges that match buy and sell orders to determine prices and execute trades, Uniswap uses a simple math equation and token pools, plus ETH to execute trades.

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Just weeks ago AllianceBlock reported wrapping up its private sale, which was 1,200% oversubscribed and helped raise $0.5 million. The next step for AllianceBlock is coding the platform and expanding the ecosystem.  The team is gearing up for the mainnet launch, which is set for the second quarter of 2021. The AllianceBlock platform is based on the Prometheus Protocol, which is a multi-layered architecture designed to solve some of the biggest problems of the traditional finance (TradFi) industry while funneling potentially trillions of dollars of traditional capital into the DeFi industry, the company says.

AllianceBlock is raising the bar high – it is building a “globally compliant decentralized capital market” by utilizing a blend of several decentralized technologies. To help bridge traditional markets and DeFi, the company is focusing on three cornerstone issues — compliance, security, and user experience, which are…

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Could The Rise of Yearn Finance Harm the Long Term Viability of Bitcoin?

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Even in the highly unpredictable world of crypto, 2020 has made for an exceptionally volatile year so far. 

The summer months have been punctuated the unprecedented rise of the decentralized finance (DeFi) movement followed by heavy falls across the cryptocurrency landscape. 

The jewel in the crown of DeFi, yearn.finance, was catapulted to values upwards of $38,300, and a market cap of over $1.1 billion just months after its launch. Backed by advanced and practical DeFi applications like smart contracts and blockchain-based insurance, DeFi tokens like YFI are supported by exciting and tangible technology.

Given their advanced frameworks, could this mean that the DeFi boom for yEarn and its counterparts will harm the long term viability of more speculative traditional cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? Or could the world’s oldest and most famous cryptocurrency push back against the brave new world of decentralized finance?

Why Yearn.Finance is Different

YFI is certainly a cryptocurrency with a difference. Writing for Forbes, Joseph Young has attributed the rise of Yearn.Finance to four major components: a unique supply, an active community, a respected developer, and innovative products. 

Significantly, yearn.finance developer, Andrew Cronje, rebranded and relaunched yearn.finance with a suite of new and cutting-edge products. He also released YFI with no premine, a significantly limited supply of just 30,000 tokens, and no founder reward. 

These factors made the…

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