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Can the XRP Price Drop to Zero?

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The XRP price is seriously undervalued right now. With the current market turmoil brought about by a massive dump of Bitcoin (BTC) and all other digital assets in the crypto markets, our favorite remittance coin is now valued at $0.28 and looks headed to levels below 25 cents. For those who are savvy investors, this is a prime time to pick up some extra XRP. As the saying goes, buy when there are fear and capitulation.

So How Will XRP Price Drop to Zero?

From a financial analysis point of view, the digital asset has dropped by over 90% from its highs back in January. Doing the math, XRP has fallen from its peak levels of $3.82 to $0.28 in the last nine months.

The number of HODLers has surely reduced as their favorite digital asset has dropped by 93% in the same time period. This could be an indicator of a domino effect that could result in the total capitulation of all XRP positions as predicted by John Bollinger a few weeks back. The 25 cent support level could be what is standing between XRP and lower levels below 10 cents.

Secondlythe controversial report by the Satis Group stating that the XRP price will drop to $0.004 in the next ten years, has left many crypto enthusiasts thinking twice about investing in XRP.

The same report states that XRP is a digital asset that has been marketed in all the wrong ways and thus will lead to a natural decline in the markets. The report also states that the centralized nature of XRP could be a cause for the digital asset to drop in value.

Thirdly, despite proof positive evidence that XRP can be classified as being decentralized, the FUD still lingers that it is a security. The XRP community has even highlighted that the comments by SEC Director Hinman with respect to Ethereum included a disclaimer at the bottom which states that:

“The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as a matter of policy, disclaims responsibility for any private publication or statement by any of its employees. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission or of the author’s colleagues on the staff of the Commission.”

With this disclaimer, the SEC as an organization has clearly distanced itself from Director Hinman’s comments concerning Ethereum not being a security. The fact remains that the SEC is yet to regulate any digital asset. Therefore, the FUD around XRP is null and void, but the damage has already been done.

Fourthly, as the Ripple company continues to warm up to banks and financial institutions, XRP might be left out of the equation as banks are more inclined to use xCurrent. One can argue that xRapid will catapult XRP to the stratosphere once 100% functional, but this is yet to become a reality. Between now and then, XRP could be headed for more decline in the crypto markets.

In conclusion, the last 24 hours in the crypto markets have been rough and particularly for our favorite remittance coin of XRP. As it continues to drop, the tough question as to whether it will go any lower comes to mind. Stating it will fall to zero is not accurate, but a 97% decline in 9 months is mathematical evidence that it could become a reality.

Polite Note: This piece was not meant to offend any XRP HODLer. It should be taken in the context of a discussion, not facts.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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