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LTC Price Predicted to Keep Rising After Sparking Crypto Spring — Five Positives from Litecoin

BCH Ticker Still Active? Is It Still a Living Coin?

  • Thomas Hughes

    Bitcoin Cash came to an end on Nov. 15 when it split into Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV

BCH Ticker Still Active? Is It Still a Living Coin?
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Bitcoin Cash came to an end on Nov. 15 when it split into Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV, yet CoinMarketCap still shows BCH as the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap. The reason for this is that some exchanges have declared Bitcoin Cash ABC the “winner” of the fork battle and are now listing it under the ticker BCH.

In a recent statement, Huobi (the third largest exchange by volume) announced: “Bitcoin Cash ABC to Be Re-Designated BCH and Trading Announcement of Bitcoin SV (BSV). Huobi Global has confirmed that the ABC version of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) will be retained for the designation of BCH.”

A similar decision has been made by other major exchanges such as Kraken, Bitstamp, and Coinbase, so we will probably keep seeing the BCH ticker on CoinMarketCap, but its price will be soon adjusted.

Charts at a Glance – BCHABC/USDT

charts at a glance

Early in its “lifetime” BCHABC established support at 230, which at the time was its lowest price against Tether. Now that low has been broken, the pair returned above the level almost immediately, confirmed support, and seems to be preparing for a bounce higher.

The dip below 230 took the Relative Strength Index below its 30 level, marking oversold conditions and thus increasing the chances of a bullish move that will have 250 as immediate target. This is not so much a technical level but rather a psychological one; the same is true for all full levels (numbers such as 250, 300, 350). However, keep in mind that the BCH market is very young, not fully developed and ranging from a few day’s perspective.

Support zone: 230

Resistance zone: 250 followed by 298 - 300

Most likely scenario: bounce higher, but choppy overall

Alternate scenario: new break of 230 and move into 200 area

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Question of the Day: Can Stablecoins Accelerate Cryptocurrency Adoption?

  • Yuri Molchan

    Stablecoins show hardly any volatility compared to Bitcoin and altcoins, many are hoping that they will be able to bridge new crypto economy and regular fiat money

Question of the Day: Can Stablecoins Accelerate Cryptocurrency Adoption?
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Bitcoin, the father cryptocurrency, emerged in hope that it will remove all intermediaries in electronic commerce that cut off their share of payments. BTC was perceived as a P2P way to replace fiat cash in an electronic format, which would enable one party to pay another without any financial institution or payment platform which would demand its share of a transaction as a reward for its services.

What is wrong with Bitcoin

For quite a while Bitcoin was performing the way the crypto community expected. But the situation changed later – BTC rate became weaker, thus bringing down its financial and economic reliability, when it gets to be used as a regular means of payment.

You cannot have a currency that would cost like a British castle today, a gram of gold – tomorrow and a pack of French fries the day after.

At that point practical fintech minds came up with an idea of creating something which would become a breakthrough in the universe of crypto – a so-called stablecoin.

Will stablecoins solve the volatility problem?

Technically, stablecoins are protected from the volatility roller-coaster that Bitcoin and other cryptos love to ride. They are programmed to keep their prices stable and investors now are largely attracted to this new type of digital assets.

Stablecoin does not show any volatility in its monetary value, since it has a fixed connection to an asset it is pegged to. The major goal of using stablecoins is taking the best from decentralized crypto coins and combining it with a constant value. Thanks to it, stablecoins can be used as a reliable means of trade.

Asset-pegged stablecoins

Asset-backed ones get their value from an asset as can be understood from the name. An asset provides the necessary value to a coin, as well as the necessary legitimacy.

A great example of an asset-pegged stablecoin is Tether (USDT). In spite of a series of scandals at the end of last year, it remains the most popular stablecoin in the crypto market.

Recently, it has partnered with the Tron Foundation to launch a Tron-based stablecoin.

Other examples are TrueUSD (TUSD), USD Coin (USDC), the Gemini Dollar (GUSD), and the Paxos Standard (PAX). They are all pegged to the USD.

Crypto-backed stablecoins

Some digital coins work in a similar way to fiat-backed ones, however, they are pegged to collateral crypto. That means that crypto assets that ensure the value of such stablecoins are stored in a wallet similar to escrow.

A good example of a crypto-pegged token is Maker, which is ranked 16 on CMC.

Algorithmic stablecoins

Even though, stablecoin can be interesting at first thought but the way they are built goes against the principle of decentralization that crypto coins have as a foundation. Thus, many crypto fans and evangelists are positive that stablecoins must be linked towards not a centralized asset but a computer algorithm which takes value from a balance between supply and demand.

Basis is now considered the most promising algorithmic stablecoin of all.

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Can stablecoin ensure smooth future for the crypto industry?

The primary goal of all crypto assets was and remains to come up with virtual asset that would be liquid enough and not vulnerable to market volatility. From this point of view, stablecoins are a dream of all crypto fans and evangelists of a decentralized economy.

Apart from the potential to conduct crypto transactions smoothly, experts believe it can bridge the two worlds – fiat and crypto, bringing them a mutually beneficial coexistence. However, that may take time.

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