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XRP Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: The Jigsaw Puzzle

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While the action across the cryptocurrency complex has been pervasive to the downside over the past 10 days, the picture that has been created on the charts varies powerfully from coin to coin in terms of where this leg of the trend fits into the jigsaw puzzle of the larger pattern characterizing the bear market underway so far in 2018.

This nuance is profoundly exemplified by a comparison between the charts for XRP and Bitcoin (BTC), as we shall see below.

XRP

Price Analysis

  • High: $0.3574
  • Low: $0.33081
  • 24-Hour Volume: $355.75M
  • 7-day Percent Change: -23.08%

XRP has been perhaps the poster boy for the brutality of the downside we have seen over the past week, with this move representing a vicious break of support leading to a great waterfall decline.

The downside was triggered for XRP when it broke a support level formed over the course of six weeks of persistent last-ditch holds at the $0.43 level. When that level finally gave way amid selling across the complex, positions that had been built up by accumulation at that level began to be thrown overboard without care for cost basis or execution price.

The support level we picked out as most obvious several days ago was at the $0.30 level. While we haven’t seen this level tested yet, it would take only a slight extension of the downward move to trigger that test and put this critical level into play.

For now, we must consider this trend in place and respect that view until we see technical signals in XRP that demonstrate either a more severe capitulation or the presence of stronger handed buyers sitting on the bid.

Bitcoin (BTC)

Price Analysis

  • High: $6378.6
  • Low: $6239.9
  • 24-Hour Volume: $4.93B
  • 7-day Percent Change: -17.02%

By contrast to the action in XRP, Bitcoin (BTC) remains solidly above its recent bear market lows established at a pivot formed toward the end of June.

The key level in play here at this point is the one we picked out over recent days at the $6100 level.

At this point, Bitcoin (BTC) has clearly broken key support levels along the way, such as a rising 50-day simple moving average now back above at the $6800 level.

That said, we have also seen the triggering of clear oversold levels in many different oscillators, including the 14-day RSI on the daily chart and to the MACD indicator on the hourly chart.

Given that these oversold oscillator readings are coming in confluence with the key $6100 support level, traders looking for a speculative bounce position may already have their signals in place for a move back up to test the $6550 level just above.

Should we see downside momentum reassert itself in BTC, then all eyes will be on the $5750 level as the only thing standing between this chart and new 2018 lows.

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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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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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