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Why Ripple (XRP) can jump 100x in value and become the world currency

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When thinking about investing in Ripple (XRP), the digital coin that runs on the Ripple’s payment blockchain system, traders ought to consider what function Ripple might play over the progression of the next decade. In 2017, when Ripple was a relatively new and emerging (it still is) virtual currency, it managed to grow its value by more than 100x in under one year.

Early 2017, the value of Ripple (XRP) was 0.0064 US dollars per token, while at the end of the same year, Ripple (XRP) was fetching prices around 0.8 US dollars. At the time, many analysts predicted all sought of predictions arguing the price of Ripple might rise to the heights of 9 US dollars in 2018; there is still time for Ripple to clock this target, we should not rule it out as yet.

Most of cryptocurrency experts and analysts believe that Ripple has what it takes not only to reach similar peaks but to also grow further in creating new highs as well. Many still agree that Ripple (XRP) is still an excellent coin to invest.

At the time of writing, Ripple, the third largest virtual currency by market value after Bitcoin and Ethereum, has been growing sturdily in last seven days, poking at 0.48 Us dollar per token. Ripple (XRP) looks like it has broken away from its association with BTC as Bitcoin remains above the 6,600 US dollar rangebound handle.

XRP/BTC is recording a 9.5 percent daily increase and a 3.5 percent increment since the start of Tuesday trading recording gains of over 5 percent. However, from a technical point of view, XRP value has reached a critical resistance, where the likelihood of the emergence of short-term sellers are likely to occur, opening the door to another wave of selling orders. In turn, the upward rise in price might suffer and fail to gather pace from here.

From the long-term viewpoint, the ultimate resistance might come at the 0.560 US dollar mark, which accounts for a 78.6 percent Fibo retracement. The markets need to clear Ripple (XRP) before starting the celebrations for a continuous recovery towards 0.6 US dollars and 0.647 Us dollars, which is believed to be the next Fibo level.

From a short-term viewpoint, considering Ripple is continuously adding new financial institutions as clients and partnering with major institutions, XRP/USD is strongly overbought, meaning there is a high chance of the downside rectification with the final near-term support created by 0.5 US dollars and 0.490 US dollars.

Can Ripple (XRP) become the World Currency?

Ripple continues to prove itself as a virtual currency and a blockchain technology that is worth watching and investing in by facilitating near-instant cross-border transactions across the globe.

Although still near and untested by many in the financial industry on a global level, Ripple has managed to partner with more than 45 central banks in the world allowing them to use their platform in settling debts and making settlements with each other pointing to the fact that Ripple has the potential and might one day become a world currency.

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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