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The Secret (And Not So Secret) Feuds Of The Reddit Crypto Community

Ever since Bitcoin became that buzzword that your grandma brings up at the dinner table, the Reddit crypto community has seen massive growth; as subs such as r/CryptoCurrencies, r/Bitcoin, r/Ethereum, and r/Litecoin and are flooded with tens to hundreds of thousands of new subscribers coming to talk and learn everything there is to know about crytocurrencies from the content served up at these Reddit sub-communities. But with this massive new audience of crypto enthusiasts born overnight flocking to and obsessing over crypto currencies, the founders and moderators of these crypto communities are now faced with a new problem; what do...

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Why Short Sellers Favour Bitcoin Over XRP

Bloomberg have just released a new report, stating that Bitcoin is becoming increasingly unpopular, and are quickly losing fans on Wall Street; however, if you ask other experts, they will tell you that this is really not the case. In the report however; the authors do mention  that Ripple, or XRP bull actually outnumber bears 18to1. They interviewed IG Group Holdings plc, who are a London based contracts for difference firm, who provided some interesting data. Last January, a whopping 90% of traders were bullish on Bitcoin, and one quarter of these today are actually betting that Bitcoin will decrease....

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Will The Top 3 Cryptocurrencies Stabilise After The Crash of 2018?

A long standing concern among investors in the cryptocurrency community is the volatility. Back in early January 2018, we witnessed a huge crash in prices, one that we are yet to recover from. There have been a number of factors that have been blamed for this crash, with the South Korean crypto ban being top of the list. Regardless of what has caused the crash, the one big question on everyone’s lips is; will it ever recover? The bottom line is that experts believe that it eventually will. The crypto markets have survived at least two major crashes before, and...

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Bitcoin Won’t Keep Up With Traditional Currencies For These Two Reasons…

When Bitcoin was first introduced, the ultimate plan for it was to replace traditional currencies. However; whilst the popularity has increased, it has not become a completely viable money option for the future, but experts Michael Lee and Antoine Martin believe that this is because of two shortcomings; convenience and volatility. These two issues are not new problems and the issue of volatility have been highlighted by other financial institutions, who have highlighted the limitations that this will cause Bitcoin to face. Lee and Martin noted; “This volatility is an inherent feature by design. Since there is no central bank...

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Ethereum Will Pass Bitcoin In April 2018

It seems a wild statement to make, given the disparity in value between the two cryptocurrency giants (at time of writing, Bitcoin’s value exceeds Ethereum’s by a factor of ten), but we’re not talking about pricing, but market dominance. Since it kickstarted the digital currency phenomenon back in January of 2009, Bitcoin has always been way ahead in terms of its dominance of the market cap. We determine this through the comparative growth of Bitcoin as a percentage of the overall growth of the market. As new coins enter the sector, if their growth from initial investment exceeds the market...

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