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Dogecoin Price Bucks Bearish Pressure on its Fifth Birthday

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Today may prove to be a very interesting day for Dogecoin. Not just because the “meme currency of the internet” celebrates its five-year anniversary, but also because it seems largely unfazed by the current crypto market onslaught. That in itself a very bullish signal in its own right, although it remains to be seen if this situation will remain in place for much longer.

Dogecoin Price Benefits From Bitcoin Gains

It is always interesting to see how people respond to Dogecoin. Although this project was never designed to be taken seriously first and foremost, it has become a very popular and successful project in its own right. In fact, it has become more successful than most people expected five years ago. This further shows how far Dogecoin has come in the past few years. As such, it cannot be overlooked under any circumstance.

Over the past 24 hours, there have been some interesting Dogecoin price changes. Although the popular altcoin lost 1.5% in USD value – which is only normal when looking at Bitcoin – it gained 2.1% in BTC value. Those gains aren’t sufficient to keep the price in the green where its USD value is concerned, but it is still interesting to keep an eye on moving forward. As such, it seems evident Dogecoin should be able to maintain its value of $0.002 in the coming days, although this may be a big struggle regardless.

On social media, there are always interesting opinions pertaining to Dogecoin. Melea-trust is one of those individuals who want to see all major exchange trade Dogecoin, which is not happening anytime soon. As such,  one has to wonder why Binance isn’t actively trading Dogecoin at this time. It is very unusual, especially when considering how Binance wants to remain the biggest altcoin trading platform on the market.

Today is all about the fifth anniversary of Dogecoin. The infamous currency has survived a few rough years, especially when considering how there has been no innovative development for quite some time now. Instead, it succeeded on its own without jumping on the hype bandwagon, and focused on community-driven efforts first and foremost. That in itself is the only real route to success, and a lesson plenty of altcoins need to pick up on accordingly.

From a technical point of view, there is still a genuine chance the Dogecoin price will rise over the coming days and weeks. A very bullish outlook is shared by Annelin Ytrade, who is confident one DOGE will be worth $0.0044 soon. A target that seems rather unlikely to hit, although Dogecoin’s current price stability further confirms something interesting is bound to happen sooner or later.

Although all of the current market indicators seem to indicate the Dogecoin price will be going down soon, its BTC value helps offset some USD losses in the process. Whether or not that situation can remain in place for much longer, is a different matter altogether. For now, Dogecoin remains one of the more impressive markets to watch, although it remains to be seen what the future will hold exactly.

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Claims That Former TRON CTO Was Sacked For Bribery & Theft Surface

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Earlier this month, the Chief Techincal Officer of TRON, Lucien Chen announced his departure from the project. He had been with TRON since 2017 and laid out a three-point explanation as to why TRON just isn’t TRON anymore.

Following the announcement by Chen, the TRON PR sprung into action and according to the representatives from the project, Chen was actually sacked from his position months ago because:

“Suspicion of misappropriation of funds, bribery, competitive infringement, and theft of trade secrets and intellectual property.”

The CEO and founder of TRON, Justin Sun lent validation to this claim by retweeting it and a Reddit thread came up which relayed this information to the community.

Giving his reasons for leaving, Chen said:

“The whole project has developed into a monetary tool without any “decentralize the web” spirit… The technology platform of TRON was built by me. I certainly know that the real Internet applications cannot function in TRON network at all currently. The TRON ecosystem is still far from commercial applications that users can really apply to.”

There are now claims that the former CTO was bribing people, misappropriately using funds, theft and so on. A post on Reddit claims:

“Chen, Zhu, and Xie were dismissed in January, 2019 for violation of corporate policies and the law. Relevant documents and materials have been handed over to the judiciary.”

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Living on Bitcoin Just Got Even Easier, AT&T Accept Crypto Payments With Bitpay

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Earlier today, US telecom giant AT&T proudly announced that it had become the first major American mobile carrier to accept crypto assets for the payment of bills. Customers will be able to settle their accounts using Bitcoin thanks to a deal with BitPay.

Although such developments are great for those earning in Bitcoin, for most people interested in the number one digital currency, the appeal will likely be limited. They therefore do not quite represent the holy grail’s of crypto adoption many portray them to be.

AT&T to Accept Bitcoin Payments Through BitPay

It’s getting easier than ever to live your life exclusively using digital currency. More and more online merchants are opening up to crypto assets in one way or another.

Many with a vested interest in digital currency were excited recently by the news that several large companies would be accepting Bitcoin payments – albeit in a round about way. Bitcoin users can now kit out their wardrobes at Nordstrom, shop for gaming supplies at GameStop, and even pay directly for their groceries at Whole Foods using their favourite digital currency.

This latter point got people particularly excited given that internet retail behemoth Amazon owns WholeFoods. Speculation is rife that Amazon itself could be next to accept Bitcoin via this convoluted method of using a payment processor to pay with a peer-to-peer currency.

You see, part of the recent wave of increased acceptance has been made possible by a deal between crypto exchange Gemini and a payments start-up called Flexa. Users actually pay using an application called Spedn. The merchants themselves don’t receive Bitcoin but they for very little investment they can look supportive of uber-trendy things like cryptocurrency.

The latest company to join the pseudo acceptance bandwagon is US mobile giant AT&T. It announcedvia a blog post earlier today that it would be using crypto payments processing company BitPay to receive payments from its customers online.

In the AT&T press release, Kevin McDorman, the vice president of the company’s business operations, stated of the move:

“We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services… We have customers who use cryptocurrency, and we are happy we can offer them a way to pay their bills with the method they prefer.”

Sure, It’s Great for Crypto USERS, Not so Much for Speculators

Just like the other recent announcements of so-called merchant acceptance, this is not really the bullish news that many have made it out to be. Since AT&T will be using BitPay to process payments, they will simply receive dollars as they always would have done. To get those dollars, the Bitcoin is immediately sold creating additional downside pressure on the price of Bitcoin. For those purely speculating, it should be realised that by using such services you are increasing the likelihood of dropping the price of Bitcoin. It will be truly exciting when a major retailers takes payment directly in Bitcoin themselves and goes on to finance the business itself using the crypto asset.

Of course, these stories of increased acceptance are great for those who get paid in Bitcoin and don’t want to have to deal with an exchange just to go about their daily routines. Having more options than ever to spend crypto directly at is certainly advantageous for those trying to live without fiat.

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Bitcoin [BTC] Going Above $7,950 will Start Another Breakout – Analyst

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Bitcoin has been in a slight pullback for a few days now and those who have been watching the charts during this time may be confused as to the direction Bitcoin, and indeed the whole market is going next. A cryptocurrency trader known as DonAlt on Twitter has given some light on the market. He said the lead currency will see some light if it manages to rise to $7,950 from the current $7,842 price.

Bitcoin market chart from TradingView

When will this happen?

Bitcoin grew really fast especially in May, rising way above $8,000 and the crypto community expected a move towards $10,000. However, the market started pulling back in what seemed to be a crash, but analysts said was normal. At the time, the cryptocurrency was said to be growing too fast and needed to correct again before rising at a slower pace.

This seems to agree with DonAlt’s position as the cryptocurrency has eventually corrected but its growth has become significantly slower than before. Another analyst Josh Rager says the asset will be consolidating this week and great volatility should be expected on Friday, May 31st. This may eventually lead to a climb to DonAlt’s critical $7,950 price and the long-awaited recovery above $8,000 again.

 

A long-awaited rise

The initial price rise evidently raised the expectations of the crypto community and many Bitcoin holders cannot wait for the price to go up again. Not only that, altcoins were expected to rise with Bitcoin’s pullback but the current one has held down even the alts. The rise of Bitcoin is currently probably the only hope for the market and the entire space is looking forward to it.

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