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    When it comes to retail, sellers complain about slow operations, severe laws, and poor infrastructure. Blockchain use will solve the issues before 2024, report says.

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Research & Markets, the U.S. analytical think tank, released a report on the global blockchain trends for the next five years. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of blockchain-based retail will reach a whopping 60.4% during the 2019-2024 forecast period.

Technologies: Smart Contracts, Cross-Chain, Telecom

Solutions powered by smart contracts will dominate discussions for adopting blockchain technology. With smart contracts, this may provide a scope for automating internal business operations like billing, supply chain management, and inventory management. 

Obviously, smart contracts can help automate payment processors for online and offline transactions. It can help save time and costs for companies by removing gateway operators who charge additional fees for conducting such transactions.

In doing so, companies can also save money by spending less on auditing and accounting as the process is automated.

Regions: Asia Pacific, Australia, Russia

Asia will remain a major player in the ever-changing retail landscape, hosting numerous e-commerce startups. Australia can also compete in this sphere. Research & Markets has highlighted some meaningful events, including Australia's first Alibaba pop-up store, which is backed by blockchain transactions.  

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Furthermore, several Australian-based financial services companies have teamed up with IBM and the Scentre Group, a shopping center operator, to launch a pilot program that puts retail lease bank guarantees on a private blockchain.

Forecasting the prospects of blockchain-based retail in Russia, analysts have described their experience with the low-cost food retailer Dixy. This Moscow-based firm has deployed blockchain technology between suppliers and factoring firms, which are third party entities that purchase a businesses' invoice at a discount in order to help that business raise funds.

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The bears are continuing to apply pressure on the main cryptocurrencies. However, the altcoins are testing their support levels. If the bulls manage to maintain these levels, then one should expect a good rebound ticking upwards.

Top 10 coins by Coinstats

Below is key information for Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), TRON (TRX), and Tezos (XTZ):

Name

Ticker

Market Cap

Price 

Volume (24H)

Change (24H)

Bitcoin

BTC

$136,870,530,589

$7,566.87

$17,335,699,425

2.67%

Litecoin

LTC

$2,935,607,698

$46.02

$2,553,535,223

3.02%

TRON

TRX

$981,336,616

$0.014717

$970,524,056

0.18%

Tezos

XTZ

$926,823,387

$1.40

$50,581,767

8.84%

BTC/USD 

Yesterday's symmetrical triangle was broken up. There was solid growth, but the sellers did not step aside. This is evidenced by the candles' long shadows. Buyers are able to maintain the price at $7,500 but are unable to break through the $7,650 mark. So far, nothing is clear as to furthering the priority of movements in the market.

BTC/USD chart by TradingView

On one hand, the candles' large shadows and small volumes of growth indicate seller dominance. BTC may trend downwards to $7,300. If it breaks through that level, then BTC will go to $6,900-$7,100. 

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On the other hand, the price has broken the aforementioned trend line, which has held the cryptocurrency's rate back since October. In general, BTC is expected to drop to $7,300, but if the cryptocurrency is fixed above $7,650, then BTC will move to $7,800.

At press time, BTC is trading at $7,544.

LTC/USD 

LTC is trading in accordance to our recent forecast between the $42-$52 range. Its rate has increased by 2.68% since yesterday.

LTC/USD chart by TradingView

Looking at the 4H chart, LTC touched the local bottom at $42. In terms of its nearest price scenario, the bulls are dominating over the bears. The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) is bullish, and the closest mark that LTC might reach is $50. If the current forecast comes true, then the quotes will move based on the curve pattern as outlined on the chart.

At press time, LTC is trading at $45.73.

TRX/USD 

TRX has also followed our previous scenario as the its price of $0.014 has been retested.

TRX/USD chart by TradingView

Looking at the 1D chart, the bearish trend remains even on a short-term basis. TRX has currently formed a head and shoulders pattern and is likely to move downwards due to the low trading volume. The relative strength index (RSI) line is also going down, with the nearest price target being at $0.135.

At press time, TRX is trading at $0.0147.

XTZ/USD 

XTZ has had the biggest gains today. Its rate has rocketed up by 8.46% in the last 24 hours.

XTZ/USD chart by TradingView

Despite the sharp growth, this altcoin cannot be considered the start of a bullish trend. XTZ is about to roll back to its nearest support level of $1.35. Moreover, the RSI is located on the edge of the oversold area, suggesting an upcoming decline.

At press time, XTZ is trading at $1.3978.

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About the author

With more than 5 years of trading, Denys has a deep knowledge of both technical and fundamental market analysis. Mainly, he has started his blog on TradingView where publishes all relevant information and make predictions about top coins.
Thus, his experience is backed up by working in top blockchain related companies such as W12, Platinum Listing & ICO Advisory, ATB Coin, and others.

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