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Yahoo! Now Supports Crypto Trading

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Yahoo has now added the possibility of crypto trading as part of its Finance sector. Currently, the sixth largest website on the internet supports Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), and Ethereum (ETH).

Yahoo adds crypto trading option to Yahoo Finance

The crypto trend continues to persist and even expand, as all the largest companies around the world are slowly turning towards this technology. In fact, cryptocurrencies have just made another large step towards the mainstream usage by winning over Yahoo Finance.

The platform now offers its users the ability to trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, in addition to offering statistics for several other coins, like Bitcoin Cash, EOS, and Ethereum Classics. Although these coins currently cannot be bought or sold via the platform, many believe that it is only a matter of time before they, and possibly others, are included as well.

The new move was seen by many in the crypto community as a big thing for cryptocurrencies. While cryptos still continue to struggle with achieving adoption, enabling trading on Yahoo! is an enormous step up. Anthony Pompliano, the founder of Morgan Creek Digital, shared the news on his Twitter account, saying that “The virus is spreading”.

Plans for the future

At the moment, Bitcoin’s price is at $7,379.33, with a 1.13% increase in the last 24 hours. As for Ethereum, its price is $283.54 per coin at the time of writing and is actually down by 1.05%. As for Litecoin, the third and last coin that Yahoo Finance currently has a trade option for, its price is $67.85 right now, with a 1.41% rise.

It should also be mentioned that the new development came several months after Yahoo’s Japanese arm officially stated that they plan to open their own crypto exchange. The exchange was scheduled for April of the next year, or possibly even later than that. Additionally, Yahoo Japan was planning to purchase up to 40% of BitARG Exchange Tokyo. These plans were first made public back in April of this year.

Soon after that, a team of executives was dispatched to start preparing the foundations for a soon-to-be exchange. Now, however, it would seem that Yahoo itself is making the first move towards cryptos, and many are speculating that this may be an attempt to win back users that have turned to Google over the years.

Whatever Yahoo’s motivations may be, the fact remains that this is a big thing for all cryptos, as displaying crypto friendliness is more than enough at this point. Whether Yahoo Finance will expand the list of tradeable digital coins or not, still remains to be seen.

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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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Litecoin Cash (LCC): The potential mover?

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Litecoin underwent a hard fork in the past, and that is what led to the creation of Litecoin Cash. Bitcoin has also experienced a hard fork, which has led to the creation of Bitcoin Cash, so this trend is not necessarily brand new.

Forks have occurred pretty often now in the cryptocurrency community, and the perception is that it probably will continue to, as long as the need (forks are often created to overcome issues faced by the originals) remains there.

While the market has been bearish for most of the year, it has been showing some definite signs of life, especially when we look at the kind of price action that has been happening with Ripple recently. Litecoin is also rising in anticipating of its hard fork, which is to be expected.

For those who are unaware, Litecoin Cash was created earlier this year. 10 Litecoin Cash was given to every investor who had 1 Litecoin – and that one move, it’s easy to see, was very massive concerning value.

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, has come out against LiteCoin Cash, calling it a scam. Many cryptocurrency influencers have come out against Litecoin cash, although there are still others that believe that this is only because the project threatens them.

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The Stage is Set for Stellar XLM vs XRP

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The digital asset of XRP, did something spectacular on the 18th of September when it shocked the crypto-markets by rising in value by 21%. In a time period that was less than 5 hours, XRP spiked from levels of $0.273 to those of $0.332 and has continued rising. The digital asset is currently valued at $0.36.

xRapid Factor

The reason for the sharp increment in value of XRP was news that the Ripple company was going to launch xRapid in the next month or so. This was after the firm’s head of Regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Sagar Sarabhai, made the following comments during a CNBC interview on the 17th of September:

“I am very confident that in the next one month or so you will see some good news coming in where we launch the product live in production.”

Stellar’s Cross-Border Payments

The news of Ripple launching xRapid has come 2 weeks after the Stellar project and IBM, announced that they were entering the industry of cross-border payments through their new service known as IBM Blockchain World-Wire. The new payment settlement service has been quoted as being ‘near instant’ meaning that it will probably rival the transactions time seen in the xRapid pilot tests of 2 – 3 minutes earlier on in the year.

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