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XRP (XRP): The Big Bull Is Coming

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‘The past is the past’ is a phrase any crypto investor should embrace as we look back at the tumultuous last six months we have had in the crypto markets. We have seen Bitcoin (BTC) skyrocket to interstellar levels of $20,000 only to drop to recent lows of $5,800 that has caused heartache all over the crypto verse. With respect to our favorite coin of XRP (XRP), the road has not been easy either.

The remittance coin had also gathered interstellar speed on January when it was rumored that Coinbase was going to add the coin on its exchange. XRP managed to peak at levels of $3.82 but would be valued at $0.42 by June 29th: the lowest value all year. This is primarily due to the fact that the listing on Coinbase did not materialize. The Coinbase conversation is still around with Brad Garlinhouse believing that it is high time Coinbase listed XRP.

But things are looking up and a bull run is around the corner.

The team at the parent company of Ripple, have decided the time is now to rebrand the coin by now simply calling it XRP. This rebranding is as a result of the company facing three lawsuits of securities fraud by disgruntled traders who keep claiming that XRP is a security. However, since XRP was created in 2004 and Ripple in 2012, there is no direct link between the two apart from the fact that XRP was given to Ripple to use it as a utility coin in its Ripple network. The rebranding is sure to rejuvenate the coin in the markets as it walks off the last 6 months of continual decline.

A second reason why XRP will run with the bulls is the said 3 pending lawsuits. It is said that bad publicity is actually good in that people notice whatever is being bashed around. In this case, XRP is being criticized left, right and center. This means that the coin is now known by more people and they are watching from the sidelines to see how the lawsuits go. If they have a positive outcome (not a security), they will snatch up some XRP faster than greased lightning. If it is declared a security, they will still grab some XRP because it can now be traded in the traditional stock markets where it will have access to the trillions of dollars we are all waiting for in the crypto markets in the form of Institutional Investors.

Thirdly, the crypto markets have been described numerous times as being in their infancy. Some experts believe it will peak in 2022. Therefore, the ‘game’ is just getting started and only the early birds will be buying that Lambo in a few months or years. The early believers of new technology are first viewed as insane and later branded as prophets when things turn out being profitable in the later future.

Therefore, and in conclusion, the only direction for XRP heading forward is only up. The crypto markets seem to have bottomed out on June 29th when Bitcoin was valued at $5,800. With a new month, comes new hope. Coincidentally, the new month marks a new chapter of the year: the second half that leads to the Holiday season. We all remember how the markets reacted during Thanksgiving and into Christmas last year. History will surely repeat itself this year.

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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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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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