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New Market-Wide Correction Takes $6 Billion From Total Crypto Market Cap

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A new market wide correction is in the Bitcoin news today, bringing the market from $184 billion to $178 billion and the resistance areas at this point. Nearly all of the top cryptocurrencies have declined and corrected lower.

The retreat saw Binance Coin, NEO, Cardano, Bitcoin SV, Ethereum Classic and Maker dumping. The only altcoin that “survived” was Tron (TRX) which managed to sustain its price point.

On a side note, this move was not unexpected given the high trading volume and the ballooned gains. Many analysts predicted a pullback for Bitcoin (BTC) too as it approached some heavy resistance.

After reaching the new 2019 high, total market capitalization has dropped back below $180 billion again. Here, Bitcoin hit an intraday high of $5,300 before correcting to $5,199 which is its current price. BTC efforts are now around focused on fighting the $5,200 margin and there is some big resistance looming ahead of us.

Ethereum, on the other hand, has lost 3% on the day and fell back to $176 from its 2019 high. As experts stated, ETH appears to have hit pivotal resistance at its 200 day moving average yesterday which it failed to sustain.

Right now, analysts believe that if Bitcoin fails to hold above the $5,000 margin, it will also fall along with the rest of the markets. Meanwhile, the top ten is a sea of red right now and altcoins have started dumping. The biggest losses were seen by Binance Coin (BNB) and Cardano (ADA), both of which dropped by 6% on the day. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC) have lost 4% respectively while Ripple (XRP) and Stellar (XLM) are both about 3% down on the day.

The top twenty losses are even bigger when we put Bitcoin SV (BSV), NEO (NEM) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) on the table, all of which have dropped by around 7%. Maker (MKR) also dropped 7% despite being listed on Coinbase Pro.

The only altcoin that managed to record gains was TRON (TRX) which surged 3% following the news that its founder, Justin Sun, recently launched his own network.

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Coinbase Expands Its Crypto Offering To 11 More Countries

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The major American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has decided to expand its crypto to crypto trading to more countries, as a recent blog post published by the exchange noted. The news that Coinbase expands went viral on many best cryptocurrency news sites and was well accepted by the crypto community. The full crypto news showed that Coinbase and its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro have introduced the crypto-to-crypto conversions and trading to 11 more countries in Latin America and Southeast Asia. The product is now available in the following countries: Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, India, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and New Zealand. As Coinbase explained:
“This could take the form of decentralized versions of traditional financial services like lending or micropayments or truly novel crypto applications that no one has even thought of yet. The ability to convert from one crypto to another will form the backbone of this new decentralized economy.”
Meanwhile, the news that Coinbase expands allow customers in the aforementioned countries to store, trade, send and receive cryptocurrencies. As the latest cryptocurrency news show, the exchange also suggested that cryptocurrencies are moving from the current "investment phase" into the "utility phase" following a number of new use cases. Recently, the company introduced a lot of new developments, one of which was featured in the altcoin news section. It was the added support for EOS (EOS), Maker (MKR) and Augur (REP) which went viral and expanded into cross-border payments. The latter development reportedly enables users to send as well as receive money instantly and convert them into local currency. As part of the news that Coinbase expands, the report concluded:
"Realizing our mission of creating an open financial system for the world starts with making it as easy as possible to access crypto. With today’s announcement, we’re happy to take an important step in that direction."
Earlier in April this year, Coinbase also launched the Coinbase Card in a partnership with Visa, enabling its United Kingdom-based customers to pay in-store and online using cryptocurrencies. As a result, the new service will allow Coinbase to instantly convert the customers' cryptocurrency funds into fiat currency in order to complete each purchase. This is definitely a lot of news coverage showing that Coinbase expands in different directions and is on a mission to offer various trading options globally.
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LTC Price Can’t Keep The Pace Any Longer: Crypto Analyst

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The LTC price was one of the best achievers in 2019 after it managed to increase up to a stunning 162 percent since 2018. In our coming altcoin news, we find out that the strong pace of the cryptocurrency, cannot be maintained any longer, at least that is what one crypto analyst believes. Binance coin was the only one to outperform the LTC price among the rest of the larger-cap crypto assets and Litecoin’s 2019 rally surpassed the price of bitcoin by at least 40 percent leaving the number one cryptocurrency behind. However, it seems that the sixth-largest cryptocurrency is approaching a sell-off period. Crypto brokerage BitOoda posted a note to clients saying that a downward trend is at the phase of creating on the Litecoin chart. This suggests that the LTC price could be on a short-term breakdown territory. The sell-off could cause the value of the altcoin to crash below the $75 support line. Brian Donovan, the EVP of BitOoda explained:
 “We have seen a downward wedge forming over the last week or so. We look for potential breakdown of that $75 near-term support.”
While the analysis from Donovan suggests that traders might want to take advantage of the short-term profits, the litecoin price breakdown does not mean that the altcoin will be weak in the long-term. It only shows that the LTC price will be up for a healthy retracement since its value surged by more than 350 percent after the bear market low at $22. Donovan continued:
 “LTC has rallied from the lows of last December from ~$22 roughly 350%. A short-term retracement would not at all be unlikely NOR would it be a bad sign for the token. Healthy pullbacks can and should occur in an asset that rallies this hard, this fast.”
However, as some of the best cryptocurrency news sites show, not all analysts are convinced that the litecoin support level will reach a breakdown point. The Rhythm Trader posted on Twitter explaining a more bullish scenario. He stated that if the volume is rushed to defending the support level, the LTC price could reach a triple-digit territory:
 “If $LTC shows a little volume here, this could get really interesting with a break of $100 quick if this support holds.”
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Tezos Price Rises By 10% Reaching A New Five-Month High

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Tezos price spiked over the weekend starting a positive movement after multiple rough sessions at the beginning of the week. As the altcoin news show, the XTZ altcoin reached a market cap of $790 million. The Tezos price compared to the dollar exchange rate shows a 10 percent increase by establishing an intraday high at $1.19. The USD/XTZ pair found a slight support level and it is the same one from the Bitcoin Cash forking even in November. The price did drop only to find a bottom area around the $0.34 price point. After the strong rebound, the XTZ value was brought back to $1.19 for the second time in one week. If a break above the $1.19 level happens, this could boost the Tezos price in the near term. The volume distribution on the market looks extremely concentrated on new altcoins. Overall, the XTZ-pairs show a solid $5.69 million worth of trading over the past 24 hours. BitMax, for example, was a host for more than 35.65 percent of those trades mainly against Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, as previously reported in our latest cryptocurrency news, the exchange has a reputation of faking the volumes. It is possible to assume that the Tezos price could find an intraday uptrend and spike further to influence the overall crypto market trend. Over the past 24 hours, most of the crypto assets were trading in green. For example, Bitcoin increased by 2.55 percent against the dollar while Ethereum and Stellar followed. The Minister of Finance of France Bruno Le Maire explained that the Tezos blockchain is superior to its peers. He was also speaking to an audience at the Paris Blockchain Week Summit making bold predictions about the Tezos price as well. He pointed out:
 “France has some nuggets on the entire value chain of new services to companies, hardware, and protocols. I am thinking in particular of Tezos and which allows the development of a blockchain protocol overcoming the known defects of public blockchains.”
The Tezos price was already improving after the partnership with Coinbase crypto exchange. Both of the companies now allow institutional investors to ear passive rewards. San Francisco-based Coinbase even promised up to 6.6 percent yearly returns to the investors.
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Notre Dame Reconstruction Powered By Crypto Fundraising Campaign

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A campaign for raising cryptocurrencies was launched yesterday by BlockShow in order to help with the Notre Dame reconstruction. In our latest altcoin news, we get more familiar with the idea. BlockShow is a blockchain event powered by Cointelegraph and on their official Twitter account, you can even see the idea for the fundraising in order to help the Notre Dame reconstruction. The team from BlockShow reveals that the campaign was launched after the devastating fire that destroyed one of the oldest cathedrals in the world. The BlockShow team announced two cryptocurrency wallet addresses for everyone that is interested in donating cryptocurrency for the Notre Dame reconstruction. The donations can be done in both Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC). There is also a link to the Foundations Du Patrimoine if you would like to donate fiat currencies. According to the latest cryptocurrency news coming from the National Public Radio, there are a few other campaigns launched for the Notre Dame reconstruction including a GoFundMe campaign and Avenir du Patrimoine a Paris. There are millions of dollars gathered already with the help of some of the richest men in France. News about the cathedral fire has caught the attention of many popular figures including the ex-president of the United States Barack Obama:
 “Notre Dame is one of the world’s great treasures, and we’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It’s in our nature to mourn when we see history lost — but it’s also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can.”
The president of the European Council Donald Tusk also stated about the cathedral fire:
 “I’d like to say words of comfort and solidarity with the French nation, also as citizen of Gdańsk, 90% destroyed and burnt, later rebuilt. You will also rebuild your cathedral! From Strasbourg, French capital of the EU, I call on all 28 States to take part in this task.”
The news about the Notre Dame reconstruction reached all of the best cryptocurrency news sites where it can be seen that people around the world are willing to help. Popular singers, actors, and politicians joined the bandwagon.
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