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Ripple (XRP) not scalable/private enough for banks, says Ripple’s David Schwartz: Ripple price resumes uptrend

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  • Ripple has the potential to break above $0.56 which will see it test the resistance at $0.58 before it attacks $0.60.
  • “I will concede, we haven’t gotten there yet,” Schwartz said.

According to Reuters, it was surprising yet fascinating when Ripple’s Chief cryptographer, David Schwartz said that the technology behind Ripple is not set for use in the banking sector. The comment from the cryptographer is quite surprising considering that Ripple’s xCurrent and xRapid products were created for that sole purpose; to revolutionize remittances in the banking sector including cross-border payments using blockchain. Moreover, it is supposed to cut down on transaction costs and bring down the time used when transferring money internationally. Moreover, Ripple has struck partnerships with many corporations and financial institutions over the years who use the same technology. As Reuters puts it, David Schwartz said in a comment:

“What we hear from many of our customers is that it’s imperative to keep their transactions private, process thousands every second, and accommodate every type of currency and asset imaginable,” Schwartz said. “I will concede, we haven’t gotten there yet.”

In the meantime, Ripple price is trading at the narrow end of the rising wedge pattern pending an upside breakout. XRP/USD is up 4% on the day although it is facing immediate resistance at $0.56 slightly below the 38.2% Fib retracement level with the last swing high of $0.59 and a low of $0.504.

In the recent declines, Ripple dropped below the support at $0.53 – $0.52 before bulls entered marginally above $0.50. A brief bullish flag pattern was formed close to $0.53 before another breakout that broke past the 50% Fib retracement level with the previous swing of $0.59 and a low of $0.504. The stochastic is at 35% but its signals indicate that bullish corrections will continue in the near-term. Ripple has the potential to break above $0.56 which will see it test the resistance at $0.58 before it attacks $0.60.

XRP/USD 15’ chart

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Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), And Ripple (XRP) Analysis: Market Recovers After Overnight Drop

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From last Tuesday when the price of Bitcoin came down to $9833 at its lowest point we have seen an increase of 30% measured to the highest point the price has been today which is at $12814. The price is currently being traded at $12348 and even spiked further down to $12119 at its lowest point today.

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Looking at the hourly chart you can see that the price of Bitcoin came up above the ascending trendline zone which served as resistance on the way up and has retested it on today’s spike to the downside and found support there which indicates that the trendline zone is still serving as a significant pivot point. The price came down last Tuesday in a three-wave manner after which a five-wave increase has been seen forming a lower high with the price going below the ascending range and the 0.5 Fibonacci level.

As the price found support around the descending resistance level it started increasing again. I believed that the price is going to retest the upper ascending level before continuing to move to the downside again as the descending channel which started forming form 28th of June looked like it could be the 2nd wave out of the higher degree correction. But as the price increased with strong bullish momentum above the ascending range we could be seeing another ABC correction to the upside which would be the wave X out of the mentioned higher degree correction.

Another possibility would be that the ABC to the downside which ended last Tuesday was the end of the correction with the 30% increase seen after being the start of the next impulsive move to the upside, but I don’t believe that’s likely because according to my count the 5th wave of the Minor count ended on the yearly high at $13740.

As the price is in an upward trajectory in the upcoming period I would be expecting an interaction with the 0.618 Fib level or a retest of the yearly high before another downfall potentially below the 0.382 Fib or slightly above it, to around the vicinity of the last Tuesday’s low.

Source. bitcoinexchangeguide.

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Bitcoin Price Could Hit $25,000 Before 2020, Says Bullish Crypto Analyst

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The millionaire cryptocurrency analyst and trader told The Independent that more investors are viewing bitcoin as a safe-haven asset in the wake of growing macroeconomic tensions. Isaacs referred to the ongoing trade conflicts between the U.S. and China that last month sent the global equity market on a downward trend. The negative sentiment prompted investors to hedge in cryptocurrencies. He stated:

“I believe bitcoin has the potential to hit $25,000 by the end of 2019 or early 2020. There are multiple drivers behind the recent resurgence. There are geopolitical, technological, and regulatory drivers. The net effect of the trade war between the U.S. and China has led to a sudden interest in bitcoin as a hedge on investments.”

The statement followed bitcoin’s dramatic correction in the recent market cycle. The cryptocurrency dropped by more than 18% after establishing its 2019 high near $9,090 on San Francisco-based exchange, Coinbase. Nevertheless, bitcoin remains in a positive trendfrom a broader outlook, with its year-to-date performance showing as much as 146% gains.

Isaacs noted that the bitcoin adoption rate is heading in the direction of the cryptocurrency’s price. He cited significant organization like Amazon, Starbucks, Whole Foods, and Microsoft that recently started accepting BTC payments, indicating that the cryptocurrency ecosystem has turned more positive since crashing more than 85% in 2018.

THE BEARISH TAKE ON BITCOIN

Meanwhile, other notably analysts believe bitcoin is due for a considerable drop. Willy Woo, the founder of Woobull.com, said the cryptocurrency has become overvalued following the latest upside movements. The analyst put bitcoin against his popular NVT metric, which represents the ratio of bitcoin’s market capitalization to the volume transmitted by its blockchain. He noted a considerable divergence between the current bitcoin price and the NVT Ratio (explained here), which is bearish:

Josh Rager, another prominent analyst, provided a less harsh bitcoin price outlook, stating that a sharp downside correction would attract more investors to purchase it at cheaper rates. He noted that the BTC-to-dollar exchange rate dropped by at least 30% after every significant bullish move on a broader timeframe, as shown in the graph below.

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If Rager is correct, BTC could go as low as $6,000 before attempting a sharp pullback to reclaim the session top of $9,090.

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Bitcoin’s Explosive Rally Targets $6,500 Next – Analyst Explains Why

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By CCN: The bitcoin price could surge to $6,500 soon because it breached a key resistance level of $5,500 this week. That’s the assessment of Naeem Aslam, the Chief Market Analyst at ThinkMarkets, a forex and derivatives broker.

Indeed, bitcoin has roared to a six-month this week after flailing for much of 2018.

ASLAM: NASDAQ IS WARMING UP TO BITCOIN FUTURES

Analyst Naeem Aslam told CCN that there are several factors driving the rally, including optimism that Nasdaq is growing more confident about bitcoin futures.

Moreover, he says there’s a bullish trend forming with speculative bitcoin shorts that’s pushing the price higher.

“Technicals are fully supportive and the bulls are pushing the markets higher based on that. It’s likely that bitcoin’s price may move towards $6,000 or even touch $6,500.”

“We have Nasdaq, which is about to get serious about Bitcoin futures. Not to mention the speculative short positions, which are going to get squeezed out very soon (as per the CFTC data).”

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Crypto analyst Naeem Aslam of ThinkMarkets says the bitcoin bear market appears to be waning. | Source: ThinkMarkets UK

Even the crypto bears at CNBC begrudgingly agree that bitcoin could climb to $6,000 soon.

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