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Altcoins pop as bitcoin consolidates, analysis of Ethereum, XRP, IOTA, and Binance Coin

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The market is catching up with bitcoin. After breaking—and monetarily holding—$8,000, other altcoins are getting some action. XRP recently saw a 40 percent increase, Ethereum is surging, and Binance coin is approaching all-time highs.

Technical analysis suggests a major correction could happen at any moment. Nevertheless, there are indicators that the top three cryptos by market cap, in addition to Binance coin and IOTA, show promise.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin continues to make new highs after breaking above $6,450 on Apr. 12. So far, it went as high as $8,350, and now it could even try to test $9,500 resistance.

The TD Sequential Indicator, created by Tom Demark, sets various numbers above and below the candlesticks on a chart that can be interpreted as bullish or bearish signals.

  • A bullish signal is given when the indicators show a red nine candlestick and/or when a green two candlestick trades above the previous green one candle (shown below).
  • Conversely, a bearish signal is given when there is a green nine candlestick or when a red two candle trades below the previous red one candlestick. The stop loss can be placed above the last high of the current bullish trend or the last low of the current bearish trend depending on if its a long or short trade.

On the 1-day chart, bitcoin is currently on a green eight candlestick. A sell signal could be given on May 16 if, by that time, BTC is still trading above $6,980 as per the sequential indicator.

A close below $7,600 could take it down to the next support line found at $6,800, but a break above $8,350 could take BTC to a new yearly high of $9,500.

bitcoin price

Source: TradingView

On the 12-hour chart two different patterns are visible:

  1. A bullish pennant predicting a 13 percent target to the upside, which is given by adding the height of the flagpole to the top of the flag sitting around $8,080.
  2. A bearish reversal candlestick, which signals a potential pullback.

coinbase bitcoin price

Source: TradingView

On the 4-hour chart, bitcoin seems to be trading inside an ascending parallel channel as the price has been showing areas of support and resistance that can be used to set stop-loss orders and profit targets.

At the bottom of the channel, a bullish engulfing candlestick pattern formed, signaling that BTC could go back to the top of the channel. A breakout above the ascending channel will signal a continuation of the move higher, while a breakout below will indicate a possible trend change from bullish to bearish.

bitcoin coinbase

Source: TradingView

Ethereum

An ascending triangle has formed on the Ethereum 1-day chart as it breaks out. The target of this pattern can be calculated by taking the height of the triangle and adding it to the $160 breakout point.

ethereum price

Source: TradingView

Based on the TD Sequential Indicator, a buy signal was given once a green two started trading above a green one candlestick on the 12-hour chart. The current candle is a green three validating the bullish perspective.

The next resistance level is at $255, and if broken to the upside it could get ETH to try and test the next resistance point at around $290. Conversely, the support levels sit at $196 and $176.

ethereum coinbase price

Source: TradingView

On the 4-hour chart, ether has been rising, forming a channel, inside three ascending parallel lines. A break out of the parallel channel could take ETH to reach new highs, while a break below could set it back to the previous support level.

eth price

Source: TradingView

XRP

XRP finally broke out after trading inside a parallel channel since the beginning of the year. Now, the altcoin reached the first level of resistance at $0.44. If it is able to move above this level it could try to reach the next level of resistance at $0.52.

XRP price

Source: TradingView

On the 12-hour chart, a sell signal has been given by the TD Sequential Indicator, warning of a potential pullback to $0.38. A move above $0.44 could eventually invalidate the sell signal.

XRP price

Source: TradingView

A bull flag formed on the 4-hour chart and now it seems to be at its breakout stage. A target is given by adding the height of the flagpole to the top of the flag sitting around $0.40. At the time of writing, XRP traded above $0.45, which is very close to the ultimate target given by this pattern.

XRP USDT price

Source: TradingView

IOTA

Recently, IOTA went through a 30 percent push up, which seems like it could have been predicted with the red nine, which is a buy signal given by TD Sequential Indicator. The trading technique was accurate the last two time it signaled a buy for the coin.

Now that IOT has moved above $0.32, it could test the next resistance level at $0.45 or even $0.61 if bullish momentum continues.

IOTA price

Source: TradingView

On the 12-hour chart, the TD Sequential Indicator has given a sell signal, which will be confirmed once there is a red two trading below a red one candlestick. If it was to fall, the closest support level sits at $0.32

Source: TradingView

IOTA could be about to make a higher high if it is able to break above $0.39. Once and if it does the next level of resistance is at $0.45, as previously mentioned. However, breaking below $0.35 could set it back to $0.32.

Source: TradingView

Binance Coin

On Apr 20, 2019, Binance coin made a new all-time high when it rose all the way up to $25.5. Now after a pullback to the $18.5 support level, it was able to bounce back above $20.

BNB could be about to reach higher highs if it is able to trade above $25.5, which could set the stage for a major bull run of this cryptocurrency.

Source: TradingView

The TD Sequential Indicator has given an unperfected green nine candlestick on the 12-hour chart. This means that although it is a sell signal, it is not a strong one, and the potential for a pullback diminishes. If the price actually corrects, it could try to test the previous support level at $21.55. If BNB continues rising it could get to a new all-time high

BNB price

Source: TradingView

On the 4-hour chart binance coin is trading within an ascending parallel channel. After almost touching the bottom of the channel it could bounce and rise to the top of the channel. A break above the channel could give it a big push to new highs while a break below the channel could set it back below $20.

Binance coin price

Source: TradingView

Are altcoins catching up to bitcoin?

Most of the coins analyzed in this article have recently made a significant move up in their market valuation. At this point, it seems like they could reach higher highs, especially Binance coin. Even XRP, the most bearish looking altcoin, has increased more than 40 percent and Ethereum may be about to make a move as well. These all support the case that altcoins are starting to follow Bitcoin’s lead.

Disclaimer: None of the information above should be construed as investment advice. Trading cryptocurrencies is extremely risky and we advise our readers to only trade what they can afford to lose.

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Cryptopia Cracked: Are Centralized Exchanges the Way to Go?

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It goes without saying that exchanges command significant influence over the cryptocurrency market, being the exclusive portals for fiat into the world of blockchain. Exchanges are also the most significant winners of the cryptocurrency craze, and bank billions by raking in fees and maintaining custody over sizeable crypto wallets comprised of their own funds but also those of the customers. In a largely unregulated environment, the latter idea comes with its own set of implications and risks.

Not every exchange uses its capital to reduce these risks adequately. Instead of reinvesting in a more secure custody service or establishing carefully administered audits, some exchanges may begin to act in their own financial interests. Traders keeping their coins in exchange wallets understand that the direct connection to the market and ability to trade into and out of fiat demands a steep price — and familiarity with this compromise is universal.

For a sector that is moving gradually toward improved compliance, customer safety and access to the crypto market shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. This is why breaches like that of Cryptopia are vital to pay attention to, as they also highlight the often-adversarial role that exchanges play with their customers.

With the news that Cryptopia is now being liquidated, several months after two major hacks, the reality may be setting in for optimistic crypto traders. Despite their best intentions and ambitious statements, exchanges are not always friendly places to customers, for more than one reason. For early investors, this scary reality tempers investment enthusiasm and represents an anchor on the market that, in 2019, is past due to be cut loose. But is the future really that bleak?

Thanks to the transparency of the ledger, websites like Etherscan, and watchdog social accounts such as Whale Alert, have already tracked the stolen Cryptopia funds to a handful of wallet addresses that moved the funds over to an exchange. However, this is far from identifying the perpetrators of the hack or even preventing them from using the crypto they stole.

Cryptopia crushed

Exchange hacks are an unfortunate yet predictable occurrence in cryptocurrency and add to its notoriety as a “Wild West” marketplace. Cryptopia is just one instance in a long history of hacks, which, as of April 2019, totaled over $1.3 billion lost or stolen in crypto since the origination of bitcoin in 2009. Of that $1.3 billion, 61% was lost in 2018 alone — and 2019 seems to have the ambition to surpass that figure.

The hack of New Zealand exchange platform Cryptopia was reported in January after several days of on-and-off maintenance, when it finally announced on Jan. 15 that, at the time, around $16 million had been stolen from over 76,000 different wallet addresses. On Jan. 29 the hacker struck again, siphoning a further 1,675 ethers (ETH) from a variety of 17,000 Cryptopia wallets.

“What surprises me the most is the negligence in relation to security of the entire chain of work with wallets,” Codex Exchange CEO Serge Vasylchuk exclusively told Cointelegraph. “Maximum isolation is necessary both from external influences and from accidental internal interference — on the developer’s part or anyone else’s, because each change in the system may entail a security breach. That’s why backups should be done regularly. Private key backuhereumps must be on a well-protected physical copy with no questions. This hack would have been prevented if they would have taken these must-have measures seriously.”

Also, the founder of Cryptopia, Adam Clark has seemingly moved on from the failed project and is now working on a new cryptocurrency exchange called Assetylene. It claims to be “New Zealands most advanced crypto trading platform,” offering fast and secure service. It is unclear if the exchange is fully operational at this point in time, several pages like “About Us” are blank and “Market Summary” displays zero activity.

Badly run exchanges demonstrate the need for decentralization

So, why did it take so long for Cryptopia to acknowledge the threat and then to deal with it appropriately? How could it have let its customers’ private keys become exposed?

Answers are still inconclusive, but some are of the opinion that the hack was an inside job, meant to drain the exchange of its funds before a scheduled audit. Though this would be incomprehensibly malevolent, it’s already bad enough that a platform with over 1 million customers would expose their private keys to intruders.

According to Hacken’s blockchain security team, “The Cryptopia hack is quite different from other exchange and wallet hacks. First of all, the funds were transferred from ethereum accounts. Hackers need to sign the transaction with an account’s private key to be able to transfer ether or tokens to their personal account. It could have happened that hacker somehow gained access to Cryptopia’s private key storage. The fact that a hacker gained access to private keys is confirmed by the fact that transfers continued several days after the breach was discovered.”

The lack of transparency on the part of Cryptopia, which remains tight-lipped about the ordeal and willing to let customers flail, also seems questionable. Centralized exchanges are able to rely on the legal system to some extent when it comes to repaying stakeholders, but it isn’t always the most elegant or satisfying solution, given that they still exist on the fringes of traditional finance. The embrace of decentralized exchanges is partly due to the idea that traders own their own private keys and therefore exercise true ownership of their cryptocurrency.

This is clearly demonstrable in other exchange hacks, all of which occurred on centralized exchanges exclusively. The largest hack of all time, in January 2018, saw Japanese exchange Coincheck hacked for over $500 million in crypto at the time, which appeared to have resulted from a lazily managed custody model. Not only was Coincheck not registered with Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), it was also revealed that it had kept the entirety of its NEM in a single hot wallet as opposed to the hybrid hot-and-cold solution deployed by most modern exchanges.

And it also seems that the New Zealand exchange took no action for several days while it was being drained. Blockchain forensics firm Elementus said at the time, “Despite the hack, many Cryptopia users continue depositing funds into their ethereum wallets. In just the two hours since these breaches took place, many of the very same ethereum wallets that were just drained have already been topped with more ether.” The lack of transparency meant users lost much more than they should have, had Cryptopia been forthcoming.

After the liquidation announcement, however, the company did take to Twitter, asking users to stop depositing crypto onto the soon-to-be-defunct platform.

Do exchanges remain vulnerable despite efforts?

The recent Binance hack to the tune of $40 million was also catalyzed by error, but these instances could also be preventable if exchanges didn’t insist on being responsible for keeping customer funds safe. In its purest form, blockchain removes this necessity anyway. However, in the interest of profit, exchanges have decided to become “funds” rather than just service providers, despite not being technologically or legally capable of doing so in some cases.

Moreover, regulation remains fuzzy, even though there is a growing consensus that it is necessary to increase security and safety of traders and their funds. Even the likes of Mike Novogratz have advocated for greater external and self-regulation. According to him, the industry is leaning that way regardless, noting that “we think all the exchanges should go to a process where they can almost self-regulate, right? They do what the regulators want beforehand,” as a way of creating more transparency and improving the overall ecosystem.

Regardless, there are simply too many attack vectors for hackers to explore when it comes to cryptocurrency exchanges. From weak smart contracts to phishing and insecure storage methods, it’s clear that centralized exchanges need to adjust their approach and, at the very least, pour their profits into a security apparatus that will hopefully keep the platform safe.

Some exchanges, like Binance, even put away 10% of funds into a dedicated wallet for the express use of reimbursing hacked customers. Initiatives like these, although very welcome, should not be the safety net for billions of dollars stored in crypto, and by themselves indicate that the expectation of a hack is always present.

The Cryptopia hack and subsequent liquidation have reawakened the conversation about how safe crypto really is. The hack itself resulted in millions being lost, and the company proved unable to manage the aftermath and to respond to its users’ very valid concerns.

However, the increasing emphasis on regulation and a stronger focus on security means that, at the very least, the problem is likely to be mitigated soon. As exchanges learn from their rivals’ lessons and the market matures, it will likely weed out those exchanges that refuse to improve and leave only those that prioritize transparency and user safety.

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Why Litecoin Will Skyrocket 140% in Less Than 3 Months & Hit $220

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By CCN: The Litecoin price has enjoyed a breakneck bull run in 2019, launching the cryptocurrency nearly 200 percent higher in less than six months. But while cautious investors might be tempted to take their profits and run, a crucial upcoming event could send Litecoin another 140% higher over the next three months, enabling LTC to eclipse the $220 mark for the first time in more than a year.

The trigger from this mammoth ascent? Litecoin’s long-awaited “halvening,” which will slash block rewards by 50%, from 25 LTC to 12.5 LTC.

Historically, such halvenings (or “halvings”) have proven to be bullish catalysts for proof-of-work cryptocurrencies. As inflation decreases, investors anticipate a comparable increase in price.

Litecoin Flashes Multiple Bullish Patterns

Litecoin’s halving won’t happen until around August 6, yet the altcoin’s price has already tripled in 2019. Even so, the cryptocurrency’s technical picture suggests the rally still has plenty of momentum.

Currently, it’s struggling to take out resistance at $100, but the bulls appear determined to pierce this level. On the daily chart on Coinbase, you can easily see the formation of an ascending triangle pattern.

litecoin price chart

The Litecoin price is forming an ascending triangle. | Source: TradingView

The triangle is a continuation pattern, which indicates that the market is very likely to resume its uptrend once consolidation is over. As you can see, the diagonal support is still intact.

In addition, the three moving averages are in perfect bullish alignment. The 50-day MA is above the 100-day MA, and the 100-day MA is on top of the 200-day MA. These signals tell us that Litecoin’s uptrend remains healthy.

On top of the ascending triangle, Litecoin is also painting a massive inverse head-and-shoulders pattern on the weekly chart. This pattern has been under construction for almost a year now. That’s a long time to build a base in the cryptocurrency world.

litecoin price weekly chart

The Litecoin price has spent the past year building a massive inverse head-and-shoulders pattern. | Source: TradingView

The neckline of this pattern is $100. This means that fireworks will begin once bulls convincingly take out this level. Using the height of the pattern to estimate a target, a breach of $100 will likely send Litecoin to $175.

LTC price chart

$175 is the easy target price for Litecoin | Source: TradingView

LTC Price Won’t Face True Resistance Until $220

Breakout from this pattern signifies the end of the Litecoin’s long-term downtrend. This will attract breakout traders, trend followers, and others who were staying on the sidelines during this long bear winter.

The bullish momentum generated will make it possible for Litecoin to pierce $175 quickly. That’s because the only strong resistance from the macro perspective above $100 is $220.

LTC price chart

After punching through $100, bulls won’t find much resistance until $220. | Source: TradingView

Of course, we expect Litecoin to spend some time consolidating around $175 before it can ascend to $220. At that point, however, the bullish sentiment is likely to be very strong. This means that buyers are likely to front-run each other just like they are in bitcoin right now.

With the “halvening” just around the corner, bulls should expect Litecoin to trade as high as $220 before August 2019.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article are solely those of the author and do not represent those of, nor should they be attributed to, CCN.

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Co-Founder Quits Avalon Mining Chip Maker Canaan Over ‘Differences’

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One of the 3 co-founders of Canaan Creative, maker of the Avalon cryptocurrency mining apparatus, has stepped down from the Chinese corporate’s management.

According to executive trade registration information updated on Jan. 30, Xiangfu Liu will not function a board member on the Hangzhou-based Canaan Creative – a task he had served since 2013.

Further, an individual accustomed to the placement mentioned Liu had left his day by day control position on the producer and his government board member place at its preserving corporate, Canaan Inc., which unsuccessfully sought an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong remaining 12 months.

Canaan Creative didn’t reply to requests for remark. But the individual as regards to the corporate instructed CoinDesk that Liu left his position because of disagreements with the corporate’s general technique.

Specifically, Canaan Creative’s control sought after to proceed development the corporate as a pure-play producer of chips for crypto mining and synthetic intelligence. Unlike rival producer Bitmain, Canaan does now not mine crypto itself or run mining swimming pools, and the management sought after to stay it that means, in an effort to justify the corporate’s sustainability for an IPO, the supply mentioned.

However, Liu, who has a background in pc science, believes {hardware} and tool must now not be separated completely within the blockchain business, which means firms that make mining apparatus must now not minimize themselves off from mining farms and pool companies, the supply mentioned.

Major shareholder

Nevertheless, Liu, 35, stays a considerable shareholder of Canaan Creative. According to the now-lapsed Hong Kong IPO prospectus, Liu co-founded the company with Nangeng Zhang and Jiaxuan Li in 2013.

While Zhang serves as Canaan’s leader government officer, Liu used to be basically in control of the company’s out of the country trade technique and advertising and marketing, and he owns about 17.6 p.c of Canaan’s overall stocks. In overall, the 3 co-founders regulate over 50 p.c of the company.

Liu’s departure from the board additionally comes amid contemporary layoffs at Canaan, the supply mentioned, declining to reveal their scale.

But Canaan is a ways from on my own in lowering workforce, as different mining giants like Bitmain have additionally gone through layoffs in addition to administrative center closures, partially because of the total bearish marketplace stipulations in 2018.

The information additionally comes weeks after a media report that Canaan Creative is now mulling an software to move public in New York after its preliminary IPO plan failed because of the hesitation of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Canaan Creative symbol from CoinDesk’s archives.

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Newsflash: Why This Virginia Police Department’s Pension Just Invested in a $40 Million Crypto Fund

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Frequent Bitcoin commentator and t-shirt salesman Anthony Pompliano instructed Bloomberg this morning that two Fairfax County, Virginia pension finances have long past in on Morgan Creek Digital’s new fund for cryptocurrency corporations. The finances constitute $1.2 billion in property for the pensions of police and different public employees within the county.

$25 Million Fund Oversubscribed to $40 Million

The $40 million fund initially handiest sought $25 million. A small portion of its funding might be in liquid blue chip cryptos like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Investment in cryptocurrency corporations would be the majority of the fund’s paintings, alternatively. Coinbase and Bakkt have already been named as goals for funding.

Public pension finances affect almost 20 million Americans. Nearly 4,000 exist. If the experiment in Fairfax County is going neatly, and police have an much more relaxed retirement in consequence, will others apply swimsuit?

Bloomberg reports that “an insurance company, a university endowment and a private foundation” could also be throwing in with the fund. It has already bought equity in Bakkt, the Starbucks/NYSE crypto alternate which can most probably release America’s first Bitcoin ETF (ultimately).

Everything might be tokenized at some point, Morgan Creek satisfied asset managers. Whatever the crypto markets had been doing, blockchain as an trade has been attracting lots of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley for years. Fairfax County’s police fund leader funding officer Katherine Molnar told Forbes:

“Blockchain technology is being applied in unique and compelling ways across multiple industries. We feel it is important to be opportunistic and are excited to participate in this emerging opportunity.”

Meanwhile, Pompliano instructed Bloomberg:

“The smart money is not distracted by price but looks at the long-term trends, and believes they’re betting on innovation as a great way to deliver risk-mitigated returns.”

Coinbase and Bakkt: First Choices for Morgan Creek

To safely arrange the cash, Morgan Creek wishes to concentrate on corporations indirectly hooked up to the price of Bitcoin. Companies centered at the innovation of the blockchain itself, exchanges that benefit whether or not the associated fee is up or down, and corporations having a look to make use of the generation for public hobby tasks. In addition to Bakkt, the fund is creating a play in Coinbase, the king of retail crypto gross sales.

The outspoken Bitcoin bull Pompliano may simply make investments the cash in Bitcoin at those bargain costs if it have been as much as him, alternatively. He spends a substantial amount of time on Twitter telling other folks to prevent ready round.

Pompliano not too long ago made headlines when his podcast “Off the Chain” was once banned by Apple without warning. Morgan Creek Digital’s $1 million bet against the inventory marketplace as of but has no takers, indicating that whilst some other folks discuss strongly towards cryptos, most of the people aren’t certain sufficient to place their cash the place their mouth is.

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