‘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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Here’s Why This Coin Still Has Wings (WINGS)
WINGS, a decentralized crowdfunding platform based on the Ethereum blockchain, has had a great run over the past two months. Culminating in a peak of US $.23 just a few days ago, the currency behind the product has more than doubled since it’s lows of early September.
Despite the slight downturn WINGS is currently experiencing, this crypto-favorite may not be done running up the green candles on your favorite exchange just yet. A small drop like we had today was actually expected and could be considered healthy by long-term investors. These dips are also appreciated by those of us waiting to get in on a project we feel has real potential. WINGS has shown us that potential and is now presenting a great buying opportunity for speculators and traders looking for the next wave of support to lift this coin into the stratosphere.
What is WINGS?
WINGS was created to nurture project proposals via the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) model. Using blockchain networks and smart contracts, the platform allows the WINGS community to promote proposals with the greatest chance of positive returns. WINGS, in essence, is a decentralized forecasting ecosystem, where token holders are given an incentive to make choices concerning projects on the platform.
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6 Blockchain Predictions For 2019
As 2018 moves closer towards its end, investors, developers, and tech enthusiasts are starting to turn their gaze towards the future. 2019 is less than two months away, and it promises new breakthroughs and large changes. This is especially true when it comes to blockchain technology.
While 2018 was an important year for this technology’s development, many are wondering what awaits us in the near future. Because of this, we have created a list of 6 predictions regarding the blockchain, as well as what might happen to it in 2019. Let’s begin.
1. Search for new and better business use cases
Blockchain technology is wrongly seen by many as a magical way to resolve all issues that we struggle with today. However, while it is true that blockchain can help with a lot of them, there are still numerous other problems that are better suited to be solved by alternative technologies. Robotics, AI, and similar technologies are not to be discarded in blind faith in the blockchain.
Researchers and developers have recognized this, which is why 2019 will be dedicated to finding specific use cases for blockchain technology. Blockchain will be used in situations where it can have the strongest positive impact. In other words, the goal is not to find places where this tech can fit, but to find places where it is the best fit.
2. Fixing blockchain industry’s image
For a lot of people, blockchain…
TRON DEX Goes Crazy, TRX Founder Asks For More Projects
Less than a week ago, TRON (TRX) community uncovered a new DEX (decentralized exchange) on Tronscan.org. Since TRON community is among the strongest and most supportive communities to ever support a coin, trading activity on this DEX quickly skyrocketed.
So much so, in fact, that TRON’s founder, Justin Sun, felt that he should share this fact on his Twitter account.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) November 13, 2018
TRON DEX sees massive growth in activity
Since Sun shares a lot of traits with TRX community, such as tirelessness and fascination with this project, he was quick to urge the community to come up with additional tokens and projects.
While Sun’s statement that the activity on the DEX is “going crazy” is pretty accurate, many do not realize just how accurate this is. It should be pointed out that the number of tokens on the exchange was 3 on November 10th, when the DEX was originally uncovered. Today, on November 13th, the number of available tokens has doubled.
In addition, 4 out of 6 trading pairs offered on the exchange have experienced significant gains, with the remaining two experiencing only slight drops. The growth was experienced by Dice/TRX (146%), TronWatchMarket/TRX (8.27%), WIN/TRX (89%), and SEED/TRX (1.73%). The drop was experienced…
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