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Ethereum Classic Price: Major Pump Fueled by Coinbase Rumors Triggers FOMO Among Speculators - NullTX
Today is proving to be a much tougher day for all cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin has faced an unexpected onslaught, and altcoins aren't faring much better. One exception is the Ethereum Classic price which is getting pumped due to new Coinbase rumors. A major ETC dump seems to be inevitable at this point. Over the past few months, it has become rather apparent how the Ethereum Classic price evolves. The currency goes through pump and dump cycles on a very regular basis. In most cases, such cycles last all but a few days before things return to normal. It appears this new round will be no different when everything is said and done.

XRP Price Uptrend Resumes as Traders eye the $50 Target
As the week rolls along, the overall cryptocurrency and digital asset market momentum seems to be picking up a bit. Yesterday evening showed some positive trends which are being continued during the early hours of today. For XRP, its value is holding its own quite well in both USD and BTC value alike. There is even a minor gain to push the price slightly higher. No one should expect any major changes affecting the cryptocurrency and digital asset markets right now. There hasn't been any prolonged positive activity throughout 2018 and it seems 2019 won't be much better. Even so, the first major dip of the new year has been overcome without too many problems, albeit the uptrend is slow going, for now.

Crypto Exchanges Register Their Best Year yet in 2018 Despite Price Dip As Bitcoin Dominates
Bitcoin may have shed 80 percent of its value in the last 12 months, but crypto exchanges had their best year yet. Coinbase, the biggest exchange in the U.S, experienced a 21 percent increase in 2018, with the first quarter of the year being the most successful. However, the volume on some crypto exchanges dipped significantly, mirroring the price dip. On Binance however, the number of trades has soared towards the end of the year.  The report, which was released by research firm Diar, also revealed the steadily increasing Bitcoin dominance. With the prices of most altcoins shedding over 95 percent of their value, investors turned to Bitcoin en masse. On Binance, Bitcoin's dominance gained 11 percent to account for 50 percent of the total volume. On Kraken, Bitcoin's dominance went down mid-year to 36 percent. It regained its dominance towards the end of the year, standing at 52 percent in the fourth quarter.

Cryptopia Confirms Hack yet Total Financial Losses Remain Unclear
The cryptocurrency industry is subject to a lot of attention by criminals and hackers. This has caused many problems in the past, yet also affects present proceedings. The latest victim in this regard is Cryptopia, one of the more prominent altcoin exchanges. After a recent incident, the team confirmed someone accessed specific information and funds without authorization. Over the past ten years, numerous Bitcoin exchanges and trading platforms have been infiltrated by criminals and hackers. Not every incident leads to a loss of funds, but the statistics are quite worrisome in their own regard. Even in 2018, numerous big platforms had to deal with intrusions and funds being stolen. One would expect companies to beef up their security precautions because of all these incidents, yet that is not necessarily the case.

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Short-term BTC/USD Breakout Seems Imminent
When looking at the overall cryptocurrency market, it is evident most altcoins and tokens require positive Bitcoin price momentum to achieve an uptrend. Unfortunately, the world's leading cryptocurrency hasn't done great in this regard. Traders are not too certain what to make of the market, although a potential short-term price increase seems plausible at this stage. After the most recent market dip, traders and speculators have become even more wary of Bitcoin than before. The past twelve months have not been too great for Bitcoin, as its value has continued to drop over time. Moreover, any attempt at a market recovery has been pushed down in a rather volatile manner. As such, there is a lot of uneasy Bitcoin price momentum in place right now and one that leaves traders scratching their head.

Dogecoin Price Loses USD Gains Following DOGE/BTC Decline
When it comes to analyzing the cryptocurrency market trends, most people look toward Dogecoin for any real overall indicators. So far, it seems the meme currency of the internet is struggling to note any real gains in either USD or BTC value. While its value tends to remain stable first and foremost, investors and speculators are hoping for some positive price action. When that will materialize, remains to be determined. Even though all of the top cryptocurrency markets have shown some positive momentum, not all altcoins are following this pattern whatsoever. Dogecoin, for example, usually bucks the negative market trend without too many problems. Unfortunately for speculators, it doesn't necessarily follow uptrends either. This has become more than apparent over the past few days, as it appears DOGE remains at a status quo for now.

Crypto Arbitrage Today: BTC, ETH, TRX, XRP, XLM, DOGE
Another day dawns upon the cryptocurrency industry. While most markets are moving up slowly, the number of arbitrage opportunities continues to increase accordingly. A lot of good money can be made today by flipping the following altcoins between the associated exchanges. Depending on how all markets evolve, there will be further gains waiting on the horizon. A fair few price differences can be noted where Ethereum is concerned. It would appear the value per ETH on EXMO is slightly higher compared to exchanges such as OKEx, HitBTC, KuCoin, Poloniex, Gate, Bittrex, and Binance. An acceptable 1% profit can be achieved by moving ETH between these platforms. There is also an opportunity involving Bitfinex, as its ETH price is higher compared to Koinim, BtcTurk, Koineks, Bittrex, Bitstamp, and Paribu. These profits are near the 1% mark on average, yet can rise to 1.79%.

Beware of the Fake Russian Electrum Wallet
The cryptocurrency industry has always been targeted by criminals and hackers. This new form of money can be moved around the world without too much friction, which makes for an appealing opportunity. It now seems a new Electrum wallet is making the rounds on GitHub, albeit one that has nothing to do with the official cryptocurrency project. As such, users are advised to tread with caution. Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts and veterans will know not every type of software on the internet can be trusted. There have been dozens of attempts to create fake wallets capable of stealing users funds. It seems that trend is not coming to an end anytime soon, as researchers have discovered a malicious Electrum wallet client which resides on GitHub.

What Is Naked Dollars (NKD)?
At its core, NKD Technologies is an asset backed ERC20 token. The token had an ICO back in November of 2017, during the peak of the crypto craze. The NKD ecosystem includes real estate, a travel agency, and a cosmetics line. By purchasing the token you are effectively becoming a part of the ecosystem. NKD stands for Naked Dollars, the reason behind the name of the cryptocurrency is because of the Naked restaurant based in Malaysia founded in 2013. Marco Robinson, the Founder of NKD Technologies and the restaurant, decided to name his token after his unique business. According to their website: NAKED Restaurant & Bar as we see it, is a place where you can bare it all and be yourself it's where you elate to a whole new degree of self-satisfaction

Bitcoin Price Watch: Bitcoin May Need More Regulation if It?s to Succeed
At press time, the father of crypto is still trading in the $3,600 range, suggesting there's been little change over the past week. Bitcoin has developed comfort in its present position, which is annoying (and disheartening) to the rest of us. At the same time, however, the currency did attempt to break present resistance early this morning by moving (albeit briefly) past the $3,700 mark. It stayed there for a few hours before sinking back to its present position. So, what made bitcoin fall back so easily It's clearly attempting to move ahead, but it's having difficulty retaining any sort of meaningful momentum. The big question is, Why

Bullish Ethereum Price Momentum may Push Value Toward $140
It has been brewing for some time now, but there is finally some positive cryptocurrency market momentum to take note of. Such an uptrend might not last long this time around either, thus one has to enjoy it while it does. In the case of Ethereum, double-digit percentage gains can be noted already, indicating the popular token might overtake XRP in terms of market cap once again. Many people have speculated there would be an Ethereum price bull run prior to the upcoming Constantinople hard fork. Although some argued such a run already took place last week, it seems that may have only been the beginning of what is yet to come. The past few hours have shown Ethereum can easily turn pretty bullish, although it required a Bitcoin price surge prior to anything significant materializing.

LIQNET ? Liquidity Focused Crypto Exchange
LIQNET.COM is a Singapore-based crypto exchange. But really it's very different from any exchange you've seen before. More correctly would be to call LIQNET an exchange aggregator. LIQNET collects orders from other crypto exchanges into one single interface and allows users to trade at the best prices and large volumes. So why is liquidity important Liquidity is always a problem in a bear crypto market. For a crypto whale, low liquidity basically means that you will not be able to buy or sell a significant amount of coins and miss out on profits or even lose money. According to a research conducted by the Blockchain Transparency Institute, more than 80% of  the volume exchanges show is faked. These exchanges are trying very hard to show that they are active and they have users and liquidity. Well, LIQNET is thinking outside the box here and aiming to disrupt the market with their own liquidity pooling technology.

DAI ? A Decentralized Opposition to the ?Banking Cartel? of Stablecoins Accumulates 1.7 Million Eth in Reserves
Not without an ample dose of skepticism, 2018 can indeed be referred to as the year of the stablecoin. Amid total backlash against Tether, and yet high demand for stable cryptocurrency as a  means of settlement, a growing cohort of stable coin solutions were rolled out to the market. These appear to be the stablecoins that enjoy most credibility among crypto exchanges today: Paxos Standard PAX, Gemini GUSD, Circle USDC, Carbon CUSD, TrustToken's TUSD. Yet, it's safe to say that none of the above products is truly decentralized, essentially being more of a token with the right to claim a fiat USD equivalent stored in a centralized storage (most often on a bank account).

Altcoin Arbitrage Today: Making Money With XRP, ETH, XLM, LTC, XMR, ZEC
There is always good money to be made with cryptocurrencies and digital assets. While the current overall market momentum might not necessarily warrant much optimism, there are numerous price gaps affecting a lot of different markets right now. That will undoubtedly allow for some healthy profits to be pocketed, assuming traders are willing to put in some work to achieve this goal. As has been somewhat of a given over the past few weeks, there is a new Monero arbitrage opportunity to take into account. The price per XMR on Bittrex is 2.58% lower compared to Bittrex, which makes for a rather straightforward trading approach. Both platforms should offer plenty of XMR liquidity as well to ensure traders can take advantage of this price difference.  Netting some quick and easy profits is a great way to kick off the new week.

Will Bitrue?s Upcoming Trading Pairs Spark Bullish XRP Price Momentum?
As the bearish pressure remains prevalent in the cryptocurrency industry, this new week isn't off to the best of starts. All top markets are still deep in the red, although the XRP price continues to note smaller deficits compared to both Bitcoin and Ethereum. Although this price momentum is rather promising, establishing an actual uptrend remains one of the bigger problems to date. If anyone could accurately predict future movements of any digital asset or cryptocurrency, they would literally make millions of dollars per day. Until that happens, speculating on XRP price will be the most commonly used alternative. It seems the value of this particular digital asset is less subject to volatility when compared to both Bitcoin and Ethereum, although that doesn't necessarily mean there aren't any price changes to take note of.

Suspicious XRP Clone Begins Trading on Mercatox
It is not uncommon for existing projects to face some competition from imitators in the long run. Bitcoin is a good example, as numerous versions of this currency are available on the market today. It now seems the same will be happening to XRP, as XRP Classic has been introduced not that long ago. It would appear the community is not too amused by this development whatsoever. Unlike what the name might suggest, it remains to be seen if XRP Classic will effectively be a different spin on the XRP asset most people are familiar with today. Especially the re-use of the XRP logo will create some interesting discussions moving forward. Moreover, it seems this new project is not endorsed by Ripple or the XRP developers, which makes XRP Classic look all the more suspicious.

Bullish Tron Price Momentum Yields Significant TRX/BTC Gains
After a somewhat brutal Sunday for cryptocurrency and digital asset markets, it quickly became evident this week would be off to a rough start. So far, that concept still holds true, as a lot of the top markets remain in the red. One notable exception is the Tron price, as it seems to buck the overall bearish trend. Given some of the recent ecosystem developments, that shouldn't come as a big surprise. Any cryptocurrency or digital asset is only as strong as its community and the ongoing developments. While most people may still be somewhat wary of Tron in this regard, no one can deny the project is both ambitious and successful to date. It is only normal all of those developments positively impact the Tron price in one way or another. For the time being, the momentum is rather positive, although there is still some pressure to contend with as well.

The New Frontier: Why Africa Is All in on Crypto Despite Price Dip
The cryptocurrency excitement reached fever pitch in 2017 as Bitcoin struck $20,000. Whether a Bitcoin maximalist or an altcoin aficionado, we were all in a state of euphoria. Then things changed. The market took on a downward spiral and interest in the industry took on a similar path. As we recently reported, interest in the industry has dropped by over 90 percent, with crypto sites Alexa rankings being on a free fall as well. In Africa, the narrative is different. During the 2017 logic-defying ascension of the industry, Africa was lagging behind the other continents. The number of crypto traders on the continent was small, with a huge majority of people not aware of what cryptos were. This shielded many from the catastrophic losses many traders incurred last year. From a rise in the number of traders in 2018 to increased Google searches, Africa is moving in as the rest of the world shies away.

Ethereum Excitement Bubble Pops as Price Drops Below $120 Again
It has become apparent this Sunday will not necessarily signal the beginning of a major crypto market rebound. That is unfortunate, primarily because things were looking somewhat promising earlier today. The Ethereum price is getting a massive beating once again as its value has dropped below $120 again. In BTC value, the losses are smaller but still significant. For those traders and speculators who had high hopes for early 2019, it seems those expectations will need to be readjusted sooner rather than later. That is always unfortunate, as the crypto markets need a genuine rebound sooner rather than later. It will not happen today or tomorrow, as another wave of bearish pressure is coming in from all sides. This doesn't bode well for the upcoming week of trading.

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