Ethereum Price Predicted to Continue Dropping. Alt Season Canceled?


Ethereum Price Predicted to Continue Dropping. Alt Season Canceled?
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Ethereum, just like the majority of other altcoins, was badly affected by Bitcoin’s inability to stay above the psychologically important $8,000 level. Now, one expert predicts more pain for the second biggest cryptocurrency.

At the time of writing, the ETH price is sitting at $234, a far cry from its weekly high of $270, according to CMC data.

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More woes for Ethereum

Of course, one doesn't have to be a prescient financial analyst to determine the reason behind this pullback - the biggest altcoin mostly mimics the price action of Bitcoin. Don't expect it to zig when Bitcoin zags.

However, Ethereum also tends to take an even stronger hammering when there is bearish market sentiment. Just a reminder that the top altcoin appeared in the double-digit territory last year.

Trading expert Mohit Sorout now claims that “only a miracle” would save Ethereum right now as the coin seems poised to dip below the $200 mark.

Another expert suggests that Ethereum’s predicament could be a bad sign for alts in general.

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Is Tron stealing its thunder?

Meanwhile, Tron is inching closer to overtaking Ethereum by the total number of transactions. This metric reflects the current pace of adoption.   

As reported by U.Today, EOS, and Tron, the two major Ethereum competitors, already took the lead in the dApps race.

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A possible catalyst

With a cloud of uncertainty hovering above Ethereum, if CME, the largest futures exchange in the world, decides to go for an ETH listing.
According to one analyst, this would be a low hanging fruit for the exchange since it already has an Ether price index.

Grayscale, another institutional player, recently opened its Ethereum trust for retail investors.

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Wall Street Is Extremely Bullish on Facebook’s Cryptocurrency  


Wall Street Is Extremely Bullish on Facebook’s Cryptocurrency  
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Social media juggernaut Facebook is about to launch its Libra cryptocurrency, which, as expected, is currently on everyone’s lips.

According to a recent CNBC report, financial analysts appear to be on the same page when it comes to bullish Facebook predictions.   

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The talk of the town

There is a schism in the cryptocurrency community concerning Facebook’s foray into crypto. While some think that Facebook undermines Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision of a decentralized cryptocurrency, prominent influencers, including Mike Novogratz and Anthony Pompliano, look at the bright side.

On the flip side, major Wall Street players seem to agree that Facebook’s stock will see plenty of love once the company unveils its much-talked-about crypto project.

SunTrust, MoffettNathanson, Bank of America stick with a “buy” rating on Facebook.

MoffettNathanson goes as far as claiming that the Mark Zuckerberg-led company aims to become the biggest e-commerce platform on the planet.

We believe a Facebook cryptocurrency-based payments system could be especially useful in countries with high inflation/unstable banking systems and for cross-country remittances. So, Facebook’s commerce ambitions do not appear to be limited to developed markets. Rather, Facebook has its eyes set on becoming the world’s leading ecommerce platform as well.”

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Not the right company?  

As reported by U.Today, Facebook joined forces with VISA, Paypal, and a slew of other startups that became part of the Libra consortium for a whopping $10 mln fee.

The company itself remains radio silent about its crypto ambitions, but there have been countless reports on that topic since December.

We are about to see a fiat-pegged stablecoin that will be integrated into Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

After being plagued with huge data scandals, Facebook will probably have a hard time convincing regulators to green-light its new cryptocurrency. Hence, it might be a promising idea, but not the right company to pull it off.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) covers all things crypto — from major projects, which are fighting tooth and nail to gain the upper hand in the burgeoning industry, to the latest regulatory trends around the world. When he happens to take a break from crypto, Alex delves into cognitive linguistics (metaphors can be fun too!).

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