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

EOS – A Top Performing Cryptocurrency in a Bearish Market

  • Thomas Hughes

    Despite criticism for being somewhat centralized, EOS is one of the best performing altcoins, surging around 40% over the weekend.

EOS – A Top Performing Cryptocurrency in a Bearish Market
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Despite criticism for being somewhat centralized, EOS is one of the best performing altcoins, surging around 40% over the weekend. On Friday, it was trading as low as 1.55 against the US dollar and reached a high of 2.17 by Sunday afternoon, currently trading at 2.07 (Bitfinex).

The move seems spurred by technical factors rather than something major on the newswire, although it can be argued that a possible Coinbase listing for EOS is the reason behind the climb. But on the other hand, about 30 other coins are eyed for listing by the San Francisco based giant, and none of them have seen such solid gains.

Chart Analysis – EOS/USD

Chart Analysis – EOS/USD

The bullish price action seen over the weekend looks healthy and sustainable. The pair is printing higher highs and higher lows on the hourly chart above, and the 20-period Exponential Moving Average (blue line) has crossed above the 50-period Exponential Moving Average (red line), suggesting that more upside movement may follow.

The first barrier in front of the rising price is the high achieved over the weekend, at 2.17, while support is represented by the bullish trend line seen on the chart. A break of 2.17 will open the door for the big hurdle at 2.50, but before that can happen, we will probably see a retracement lower or a period of sideways movement (the travel to 2.50 will probably take more than a day).

Support zone: bullish trend line

Resistance zone: 2.17 – 2.20

Most likely scenario: break of resistance and move higher until the RSI enters overbought

Alternate scenario: break of bullish trend line followed by a bearish EMA cross

 

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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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