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XRP Spikes 10% on Ripple MoneyGram Partnership News

Big partnership announcements have been thin on the ground for many of the major crypto companies recently. That changed for Ripple a few hours ago when the firm announced a strategic partnership with one of the world’s largest money transfer companies, MoneyGram.


XRP Climbs 15% in a Week

Compared to bitcoin and litecoin, XRP has been asleep for the past two months. Even Ethereum has outperformed it in terms of percentage gains.

That all changed a few hours ago when XRP awoke from its range bound channel at $0.42 and surged almost 10% to hit an intraday high just over $0.46. A minor pullback followed in the hours after the announcement but XRP is still one of the day’s top performers.

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XRP price 1 hour candles – Tradingview.com

XRP 00 has climbed almost 15% over the past week as it was trading just under $0.40 this time last Tuesday. Daily volume has just topped $2 billion as XRP market capitalization approaches $20 billion.

The gap to ETH in second place is still $10 billion in terms of market cap, however. It has been one of the best weeks for XRP in terms of gains as the Ripple token has only made 27% since the beginning of the year.

Big Partnership Driving FOMO

The San Francisco based firm announced the partnership on its company blog late last night. It stated that the initial partnership will last two years during which Ripple will become the key partner for MoneyGram’s cross border payments and foreign exchange settlements.

A substantial capital commitment of $50 million has also been pledged by the blockchain company enabling MoneyGram to draw it over a two year period in exchange for equity.

Ripple’s xRapid system will be deployed for the partnership. It facilitates on-demand liquidity enabling instant transactions by reducing reliance on pre-funding. The XRP token will be used as the ‘real-time bridge’ between different currencies. Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, stated;

This strategic partnership will enable MoneyGram to greatly improve its operations and enable millions of people around the world to benefit from its improved efficiency. This is a huge milestone in helping to transform cross-border payments and I look forward to a long-term, very strategic partnership between our companies.

MoneyGram has a $600 billion global remittance market supporting multiple currencies in more than 200 countries. Traditional forex markets requiring advance purchases are currently used for international transfers.

The partnership and leverage of Ripple’s native token are expected to reduce costs and increase transfer speeds for the firm. Alex Holmes, MoneyGram Chairman and CEO, added;

Through Ripple’s xRapid product, we will have the ability to instantly settle funds from US dollars to destination currencies on a 24/7 basis, which has the potential to revolutionize our operations and dramatically streamline our global liquidity management.

Will XRP hit $0.50 this week? Add your comments below.


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Bitcoin Price Targets Next Key Resistance Level – Is 5 Figures in Play?

The weekend has been extremely bullish for bitcoin price, which has surged to a new 2019 and thirteen month high. Those gains have held into Monday morning in Asia and analysts are now scouring the charts looking for the next move for BTC.


Bitcoin Price Painting a Bullish Picture

Bitcoin has held on to most of its weekend gains and remains over $9k during the morning’s Asian trading session. Yesterday’s surge of 8% from $8,600 to top $9,300 has lifted the king of digital assets to new highs not seen since early May 2018.

Over the past 24 hours, BTC has retested $9,300 twice before a minor pullback to $8,830. It has currently recovered back to 00 and looks set to retest resistance again.

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BTC price 1hr candles – Tradingview.com

As usual, traders and analysts have been scouring the charts looking for the next levels of support and resistance. It appears that a previous high from May last year and a crucial Fibonacci level will come into play as the next major resistance level to be overcome before bitcoin can consider five figures. Trader Josh Rager has been looking at the charts.

$BTC Strong Weekly Close. Bitcoin has been extremely bullish & foresee a test of the major resistance between $9500 to $9600, the 0.382 fib (is a typical “take profit” area is at $9532). But last time everyone expected a major pullback in the $6ks it busted right through to $7k+

Max Keiser also doubled down, maintaining his ambitious price target saying that there is ‘hardly any bitcoin for sale at all” before here and $28,000.

Will the Uptrend Continue?

A big profit taking session from day traders is likely to send BTC correcting back to the high $8,000s. However, as pointed out above, many also expected a massive correction back to $6k which has yet to materialize. Looking at next moves for BTC, analyst ‘Big Chonis’ added.

one more step up the mountain as #bitcoin hits right at the 38.2% fib resistance making it the next target for the bulls to close over and also makes maintaining the 23.6 fib support that much more important for overall continuation…

The 23.6% Fib level for the big picture currently sits just below $7k so a correction back to this will be a huge move. At the moment the sentiment is bullish despite last week’s new from Binance that US customers will be forced to migrate to the soon-to-be-launched ‘Binance America’ for regulatory reasons.

A new high for the year could be imminent as the often expected ‘Red Monday’ following a strong weekend has yet to materialize. Most crypto assets are still in the green today and total market capitalization is at $284 billion, which is also around the highest it has been this year.

Will bitcoin hit five figures this week? Add your thoughts below.


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Hong Kong Protests Could Boost Bitcoin as Wealthy Move Assets Offshore

Bitcoin could be boosted by the current political unrest Hong Kong as the upper and middle classes are reportedly starting to move their assets offshore.


Hong Kong Begins Moving Wealth Offshore

Fears over the hated extradition bill, whose introduction the Hong Kong government has only suspended but declined to withdraw, are causing the wealthy to start moving their capital from Hong Kong to offshore.

People in Hong Kong vehemently oppose a proposed bill, which would give authorities the power to deport those suspected of crimes to mainland China.

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In protest, Hongkongers have been staging massive street demonstrations for several days, with varying degrees of violence. These demonstrations have caused widespread alarm, particularly for both government and business.

On June 10, 2019, the US State Department warned that “the amendments could damage Hong Kong’s business environment and subject our citizens residing in or visiting Hong Kong to China’s capricious judicial system.”

Moreover, the city is already suffering from liquidity problems, fueled in part by the China-U.S. trade war. Many now fear that if the extradition bill passes, it will increase capital outflows, thus further reducing liquidity.

As a consequence, rich people are now focusing on how to move their wealth offshore. According to Reuters,

Some Hong Kong tycoons have started moving personal wealth offshore as concern deepens over a local government plan to allow extraditions of suspects to face trial in China for the first time, according to financial advisers, bankers and lawyers familiar with such transactions.

In addition, many middle-class Hongkongers are withdrawing their money from Chinese banks in protest.

For many, these events explain in part Bitcoin’s present trajectory towards the $9,000 USD price mark.

Hong Kong authorities are now backing down. However, they are not withdrawing the bill.
On June 14, 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that she was suspending the extradition bill she was trying to push through the Hong Kong Legislative Council.

But the mere suspension of the bill does not satisfy protesters. Therefore, they will go ahead with another massive demonstration on Sunday, June 16.

Thus, Lam’s latest move will not remove uncertainty from the political and business environment for a long time because she has not set a date for the next step forward.

Earlier this week Bitcoinist reported that Hong Kong is already seeing an uptick in Bitcoin trading volume on LocalBitcoins platform.

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If the political unrest continues, it will likely further encourage the rich and the middle-class to protect their assets by moving it elsewhere from the former British colony.

Hong Kongers, therefore, may already be eyeing the world’s first apolitical and borderless store of wealth, i.e. Bitcoin, to prevent the government from tracking their private data and confiscating their wealth. In fact, China is no stranger to paying a premium for cryptocurrencies to not only trade and invest but also as a means to circumvent capital controls.

In October 2018, a Chinese court issued a ruling saying there is no prohibition on owning and transferring bitcoin in China.

Will some wealthy Hong Kongers choose Bitcoin to protect their wealth? Let us know in the comments below!


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Bitcoin Bulls Are Running Again – Is $9,000 The Weekend Target?

After over a week of consolidation, bitcoin price has started to move again as we enter the weekend. Many had anticipated a selloff and larger correction, which still may come, but at the moment the bulls are back in play as BTC breaks resistance.


BTC/USD Breaks Resistance

From an intraday low of around $8,200, bitcoin price shifted gear and broke this resistance level to push to a high of $8,730 a few hours ago during early Asian trading. The 6% gain has had the usual effect of lifting most of the altcoins with it. Bitcoin volume has also increased to its highest level for over a week which is back above $20 billion.

At the time of writing, BTC 00 had retraced slightly but was still trading at a two week high of $8,650.

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BTC prices 1-hour candles – Tradingview.com

Bitcoin Correction Fears Fading

Now that the expectations of a massive correction have started to dissipate, and the head and shoulders formation has broken down, traders and analysts are turning to the charts to map out bitcoin’s next move.

Analyst Josh Rager has shared two possible scenarios revolving around a resistance level at $8,566.

Battle at the $8566 resistance. Two possible scenarios:
1. Close above this level and continue up to $8750+
2. Close below level, retest $8k area followed by push back up to $8750+
The next couple hours will be key for 4hr and daily close.

It turns out that the first scenario was the correct one as the daily candle closed at $8,700. BTC is currently sitting at the next resistance level so a move above this could take it back to $9k once again. The opposite would be a pullback to the $8,400 zone in the short term.

Trader ‘CryptoFibonacci’ has been looking at the futures charts which also confirms that the head and shoulders are now null.

So, the “possible” Head and Shoulders pattern is null and void IMO. The futures closed right close to the 61.8 retrace. Another gap is possible, but the Squeeze indicator is still not giving any signal at all.

The move has taken bitcoin dominance back over 56% and lifted total crypto market capitalization by over $10 billion in the last 24 hours.

Total market cap is now around $272 billion, its highest level since June 3. The rest of the pack appears to be slowly following their leader but gains are a lot smaller as bitcoin is clearly in the driving seat this Saturday morning.

Will bitcoin hit $9k this weekend? Add your thoughts below!


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Visa, Paypal Say They’ll Pay $10 Million to Run ‘Facebook Coin’ – Report

Big companies like Visa and PayPal are reportedly willing to pay millions for the privilege of running a node on the Facebook cryptocurrency network.


Facebook’s foray into crypto has been met with mixed reaction. Some are hailing it as the next step in a global financial revolution, while others have expressed concerns over the company’s shady past record when it comes to security, privacy and data abuses.

Nevertheless, U.S. tech and finance giants clearly want a slice of the Facebook crypto pie. According to the Wall Street Journal, a number of financial and e-commerce companies, venture capitalists and telecommunications corporations have already pledged to back the new project.

Big Names Want In On ‘GlobalCoin’

The report added that over a dozen firms, which include Mastercard Inc, Visa Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc, Stripe Inc, Booking.com, and Uber Technologies Inc, have formed a consortium and agreed to pledge $10 million each to secure governance over the new crypto coin.

It was reported last month that the social media giant was recruiting backers and aimed to raise $1 billion for the crypto project.

Fearing Bitcoin, VISA and Mastercard Reclassify Crypto Purchases as 'Cash Advances'

The currency dubbed ‘Libra’ or ‘Global Coin’ is expected to be officially announced next week. The stablecoin will be pegged to a basket of government-issued currencies — similar to the IMF’s SDR (special drawing rights) basket of fiat currencies — to avoid the volatility of cryptocurrencies.

The report was not very complimentary of bitcoin stating,

It has been a decade since bitcoin was born, yet consumers hardly use it—or the hundreds of other cryptocurrencies—to pay for things. Facebook is betting it can change that with a crypto-based payments system built around its giant social network and its billions of users.

The usual regulatory concerns have been raised as governments get anxious about the potential for money laundering. According to the WSJ, Facebook won’t exactly control the new coin, neither will the individual members of the consortium, which is known as the Libra Association.

Citing people familiar with the situation, it added that some could serve as nodes for blockchain transaction validation.

Facebook is still the direct developer of the greatly guarded technology so its influence over the coin is likely to be as strong as it has over the data on the social media platform. Just like Google, Facebook has a highly secretive algorithm that determines what users can and cannot see in its news feed.

‘Facebook Coin’ Will Boost Bitcoin

Co-founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano said that the move was especially bullish for Bitcoin adoption considering two of the backers are Visa and Mastercard.

Participating in the Libra project allows companies like PayPal, Visa, and Mastercard to exert some level of control over the new ‘cryptocurrency’ and its centralized governance. This makes the new coin unlike Bitcoin that’s an open-access cryptocurrency allowing anyone to download the software and run a node.

Therefore, ‘Facebook Coin’ is unlike to pose any real threat to the future of decentralized peer-to-peer finance. Instead, it already looks to be more like a competitor to banks or even Starbucks Rewards than P2P ‘digital gold.’

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‘Ultra-Bull Case’ for Bitcoin Driven By Central Banks – Anthony Pompliano

Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano of Morgan Creek Digital believes Bitcoin is about to experience an epoch-defining next 18 months.


‘A Perfect Storm for Bitcoin’

Speaking to Bloxlive TV earlier in June, Pompliano said the next 18 months will be crucial for Bitcoin. The Morgan Creek Digital co-founder believes the plethora of developments with potentially global economic impacts will contribute to upscaling Bitcoin’s role in the global financial system.

Pomp drew a line linking trade tensions between the U.S. and China, dovish central bank policies and the 2020 Bitcoin halving as important drivers that will have a positive impact on BTC price.

According to Pompliano:

Over the next 12 to 18 months, we are going get a perfect storm for bitcoin. There are a number of events that are going to happen at the same time. Central banks will be forced into some interest rate cuts, maybe some QE. These events [will] ultimately drive Bitcoin into an ultra-bull case.

Already, several market analysts warn that the current global economic trajectory is one tending towards another financial crisis. Bitcoin appears to be in prime position to ride this tumultuous economic wave, offering, as Bitcoinist called it in an op-ed late last year, “a non-political alternative to the money printing pyramid.”

Era Defining Moment for BTC

Monetary policymakers around the world from the Federal Reserve in the U.S. to the Bank of Japan (BOJ), and the European Central Bank (ECB) are all adopting dovish policies.

There are reports of adopting rate cuts or even zero-interest-rate policy (ZIRP), not to mention the seemingly permanent quantitative easing used to paper over the cracks of a deteriorating market.

Bitcoin emerged after the 2008 financial crisis and the next year-and-a-half could potentially form its defining crucible. This ‘digital gold’ is already providing a suitable shelter for investors against the coming financial storm. Ironically, it is the banks themselves that could further solidify its status as the prime driver in the separation of money and state.

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If the separation of church and state opened the way for religious and political freedom, Bitcoin proponents argue that a politically-neutral, opt-in monetary system could do the same for economic freedom. In other words, it can do to money what the internet did for information.

Bitcoin in many ways has the ability to ‘scale trust’ in society by completely removing it from the equation. This will be particularly important when it comes to transferring and storing value compared to the ‘full faith and credit’ fiat money that has been holding the global financial system hostage.

Bitcoin will hopefully be a fully realized store of value when, not if, the credit bubble inevitably bursts.

What is your bitcoin price prediction for the year ending 2020? Let us know in the comments below.


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Bitcoin Has Dwarfed Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway in ROI

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has seen an impressive increase of around 997,900 percent in its stock price since Warren Buffett took control. Bitcoin, on the other hand, is up 720,000,000% in its short 10-year history since its first recorded price. 


Berkshire Hathaway Up 997,900%

Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate holding company, the CEO of which is no other but popular investor and one of the richest men alive, Warren Buffett, has seen an increase of 997,900 percent in its stock price since the prominent investor took control of it back in 1964.

The company is also well-known for the fact that it has been under the leadership of one of the most well-known investors, Warren Buffett. He is currently the CEO at Berkshire Hathaway.

Forbes’ latest listicle of the richest men puts Buffett as the third wealthiest man with an estimated net worth of $82.5 billion.

Bitcoin Up 720,000,000% in 10 Years

Bitcoin, on the other hand, has only been around in the past decade. However, in this relatively short amount of time, the cryptocurrency has managed to increase by a whopping 720,000,000 percent since its first ever recorded price.

Ironically, Buffett, being the prominent and well-known investor that he is, is a sworn Bitcoin-basher. In fact, Buffett has been particularly vocal on his stance on the matter, calling Bitcoin all sorts of things. Buffett said:

It doesn’t do anything. It just sits there. It’s like a seashell or something, and that is not an investment to me. It’s a gambling device… there’s been a lot of frauds connected with it. There’s been disappearances, so there’s a lot lost on it. Bitcoin hasn’t produced anything.

If that’s not definitive enough, Buffett has also called the leading cryptocurrency “rat poison squared.”

Going even further, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway invested $340 into an alleged Ponzi-type scheme according to Bloomberg. Federal investigators maintain that DC Solar, the company which received Buffett’s backing has used new investors’ money to pay back existing investors.

So if Buffett, the infallible investment genius that everyone seems to believe he is, failed to recognize a Fed-investigated Ponzi-scheme, could it be possible that he’s also wrong about Bitcoin?

Facts Speak For Themselves

Regardless of whether Buffett likes it or not, this “rat poison” has massively outperformed the company he controls. It’s also worth noting that Berkshire Hathaway wholly owns prominent corporations such as Geico, Duracell, Long & Foster, and so forth. It also controls minority shares at American Express, Wells Fargo, and The Coca-Cola Company.

Bitcoin does none of the above and isn’t even a company with any central authority. It’s simply a decentralized protocol for money that ensures no one breaks the rule. Bitcoin is an asset class of its own that has managed to gain 722 times more money to its investors compared to Berkshire Hathaway. And it only took it 10 years.

So, in case anyone doubts John McAfee in putting a $1 million price target for Bitcoin, it’s perhaps worth considering all of the above. Sure, it may not happen by December 31st, 2020, but it’s certainly a possibility.

Maybe Buffett should reconsider. Though, perhaps Justin Sun is the one (not) to make him change his mind.

What do you think of Bitcoin hitting $1 million? Do you think it will happen? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!


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Bitcoin Resistance Turns Support at $8,000 as H&S Pattern Forming

Following the close of a big red candle on the weekly chart, many expected the pullback to accelerate and Bitcoin price to fall even further today. Such is the nature of crypto markets that BTC did the opposite and moved back up above $8,000 once again.


As has been typical of Bitcoin price chart patterns, the ‘Bart Simpson’ styled spikes have been quite frequent lately. Another one of these occurred during late US trading sending BTC surging from $7,630 to top out at $8,090 in just two hours according to Tradingview.com.

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BTC price, 1 hour candles, Tradingview.com

The six percent surge has wiped out all losses over the past three days and returned Bitcoin to the $8,000 level, which has become resistance turned support once again. During Asian trading, this morning Bitcoin remained just below $8k where it has been rangebound within this channel for the past week.

Bitcoin Resistance Turns Into Support

Trader and market analyst Josh Rager has been looking at the charts noting the next possible places that Bitcoin can go to in the short term.

Support that flipped to resistance, flipped back to support. Still in a channel and need to break above $8200 – closing there would likely lead up to $8700+. $7900 to $8000 has been the most accumulated price range since May 13.

The most likely scenario for the next day or so is more consolidation here. Self-styled ‘chart psychologist,’ ‘Chonis Trading’ has identified a pennant, the end of which could spell the next move.

Fellow trader ‘The Crypto Dog’ confirmed that nothing really has changed for Bitcoin momentum in a recent tweet.

So far, so nothing. As exciting as today was, bulls haven’t managed to secure a breach past a significant resistance. We’re still much in the same boat as yesterday, more waiting…

There is also a lot of talk about the clear head and shoulders pattern that is forming but has yet to fully complete. These are typically indicative of a trend reversal and could signal a break to the low side and the start of the deeper correction that many are also predicting.

Bearish Candles Can’t Be Ignored

Other confirmation signals would include the bearish candles on the weekly chart that Bitcoinist reported on yesterday. Many are still secretly hoping that the 30% plus correction does finally materialize as it will no doubt provide a huge buying zone for Bitcoin.

Nearly all of the traders and analysts on crypto twitter have at one stage or another said that they would be loading up if BTC ever got close to $6k again. When this happens it will catalyze the next big move upwards keeping the current bull run intact.

Will you be buying Bitcoin if it drops back to $6k? Add your thoughts below.


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Ransomware Stems From Governments, But Bitcoin Gets The Blame

When hackers paralyzed the city of Baltimore with a ransomware attack last month, the focus became not the theft itself, but a $76,000 Bitcoin ransom.


NSA Passes Ransomware Buck

According to a recent report from The New York Times, a ransomware attack in Baltimore, Maryland in May was empowered by the use of a stolen National Security Agency (NSA) cyberweapon.

In a previously published article, the Times had reported that the cyberweapon, EternalBlue, came to light after discovery by each of the four contractors hired to investigate the attack and fix the city’s network.

The weapon was possibly stolen and redistributed in 2017 by a group called the Shadow Brokers, but the NSA refused to comment on the incident or existence of the cyberweapon.

EternalBlue featured in attacks by North Korea and Russia in 2017 and the tool has caused billions of dollars worth of damage to various governments and corporations.

Maryland Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger also issued a statement informing the media that he had been briefed by “senior leaders” from the NSA and according to Ruppersberger, the NSA said that there was “no evidence at this time that EternalBlue played a role in the ransomware attack affecting Baltimore City.”

BTC Payment Rejected

The investigators speaking with the Times demanded that they remain anonymous and they are still working to piece together the exact chronology of the ransomware attack. The most popular explanation is that hackers breached an open server in Baltimore’s network then proceeded to install a back door.

EternalBlue might have been used to travel across Baltimore’s computers and a separate software tool called ‘Web Shell’ could have acted alongside it.

The hackers demanded that the city pay the $76,000 ransom in Bitcoin 00 but Major Bernard C. Young refused to pay. While this may have been a smart move, the city now estimates that the cost of the ransomware attack totals more than $18 million due to lost revenue and the cost of recovery efforts.

According to investigators, a popular hacking technique called ‘pass-the-hash’ helped spread the ransomware and lately EternalBlue has acted as a tool to launch attacks against local and municipal governments in the United States. These places tend to use older equipment, the theory goes, which has not followed suggested software updates.

In 2017 Microsoft released a Windows update which would have protected Baltimore’s computers against EternalBlue but it appears that the update was not installed.

Blame it on Bitcoin

Interestingly, media coverage of the ransomware attack focused primarily on Bitcoin being the method of payment the attackers wanted and the oft-used narrative of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency being primarily used by terrorist groups, drug dealers and online dark markets once again emerged.

Oddly enough, Bitcoin frequently becomes such a focal point and scapegoat, taking the blame for ransomware and other attacks.

A report in April concluded BTC made up 98 percent of all crypto-denominated ransomware payments, with privacy-focused coins such as Monero accounting for a comparatively tiny share.

In this case, however, surely the true culprit is America’s ageing technology infrastructure and a lack of proper cybersecurity training for local government employees.


Who should be blamed in this situation? Bitcoin or the city of Baltimore? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 


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Top 3 Cryptos, Not Named Bitcoin, Making Waves in June

As bitcoin price continues to hover around $8,000, some cryptocurrencies, namely Litecoin, LEO, and Binance Coin, have somewhat managed to steal the spotlight in recent days and are probably worth keeping an eye on in the short to medium term. 


Top 3 Cryptocurrencies: Litecoin (LTC)

Litecoin 00 managed to outperform all top 10 cryptocurrencies by means of market capitalization in the past 24 hours. Its price touched $120 which was an increase of around 12 percent.

However, Litecoin has since re-traced and is trading at around $115 at the time of this writing. Still, that’s about 5 percent increase on the day.

Litecoin’s performance throughout 2019 has been nothing but impressive so far. Since January 1st, LTC has gained around 300 percent.

More interestingly, the recent surge comes about 58 days prior to Litecoin’s halving event. It will cut the block reward from 25 to 12.5 coins per block, which could, in theory, catalyze a further increase in the cryptocurrency’s price.

LEO

LEO is relatively new on the market. It was issued through a private sale conducted by one of the popular cryptocurrency exchanges, Bitfinex. The event sold a total of $1 billion worth of LEO at the price of 1 USDT each.

At the time of this writing, LEO is trading at around $1.70, which is an increase of about 70 percent since its private sale. The cryptocurrency currently sits at a market cap of around $1.7 billion.

On the daily chart, LEO marks an increase of around 3 percent. According to LEO’s White Paper, iFinex will be doing regular repurchases and burns of the token on a monthly basis.

The company and its affiliates will buy back LEO tokens from the market equal to at least 27 percent of its gross revenues. The reducing supply, given the demand for the cryptocurrency remains the same, could also, in theory, keep its price moving higher.

Binance Coin (BNB)

This probably doesn’t come much as a surprise, but Binance Coin 00 continues to be on the watchlist of best-performing altcoins over the past year.

BNB has marked a slight increase of around 3 percent on the day. However, looking at the bigger picture, the cryptocurrency has surged more than 400 percent year-to-date.

Don’t be surprised if its increasing utility, particularly in Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs), as well as the regular coin burns that reduce supply on the market, push its price to new all-time highs by the end of this year.

What do you think of these three altcoins and their performance so far? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!


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