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Litecoin’s Hash Rate and Price Crashes Down, What’s Next?

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Litecoin’s hash rate and price have rapidly declined by over 30% since the halving event happened earlier this month according to the data charts that we had previously in the coming altcoin news below.

The troubled altcoin which is currently the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap has lost more than 30 percent of its value since the halving which occurred at the beginning of the month. The data from the monitoring resource Bitinfocharts.com confirmed the drop as well. At press time, the LTC/USD trader at $72.35 which is the lowest point since the start of May. As it was reported previously, the investors were very hopeful that the halving event would push up the demand and the price-performance as well for the cryptocurrency. The event also reduced the amount of LTC available for each block mined for transactions from 25 LTC and 12.5 LTC. Bitcoin’s next halving is scheduled for 2020 in May which the researchers suggest will boost a serious boost for the markets as a result.

For litecoin however, the boost never actually happened and in fact, for the miners appeared to lose interest in the cryptocurrency after the halving. Litecoin’s hash rate and price decline mean that the participation in mining is lower which in turn reduces the security of the proof-of-work blockchain such as Litecoin’s. Lee also stated that he remains committed to the development of the cryptocurrency as the critics widely panned the move as an admission that the token’s value was unlikely to surpass the levels at that time. The altcoin winter seems like it is still here for Litecoin since other altcoins have suffered a similar fate.

This week as well, Ripple entered into a partnership with Moneygram which saw the volumes of the cryptocurrency surge but the XRP/USD failed to react. The markets felt the pressure in 2019 due to Ripple’s massive sell-offs which totaled more this year than any other as reported in the latest cryptocurrency news. Ethereum also felt the pressure since the largest altcoin currently is still recovering from the multi-year lows against Bitcoin as the critics ramp up their future rhetoric about the future analysis.

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Litecoin Prints Many Buying Signals Which Could Prove Bullish

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Despite the brutal retracement which the cryptocurrency news and market saw this week, one top analyst is getting bullish on Litecoin (LTC) and starting to invesigate the technicals around the coin. As we can see now, Litecoin prints many buying signals and there is an array of technical factors which favor the cryptocurrency. And while this may not seem relevant to many readers, LTC's directionality could have a strong effect on the rest of the crypto asset class - Bitcoin included. The cryptonews show that in times of a pullback like the one we are seeing, Litecoin prints good signals which is why we need to be optimistic about this coin. A full analysis published on Sunday by the popular trader Byzantine General shows that the cryptocurrency gained around 95% this year, outpacing Bitcoin by 100% but still underperforming against Ethereum and the Bitcoin hard forks. The analysis pointed out to four technical factors which show how Litecoin prints new buying signals and how the price is looking surprisingly bullish:
  1. The one-week Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) which turned bullish, seeing a positive cross.
  2. The one-week Ichimoku Cloud which also crossed bullish.
  3. Litecoin recently flipped a “major” resistance region into support on a weekly basis.
  4. LTC’s weekly supertrend has turned bullish.
This is what Litecoin prints this week according to the analyst - and how it could rise in the future. As he said, this is good for Bitcoin and the altcoin news too, mainly because of the weird correlation where Litecoin's price action is often later reflected to Bitcoin, which then causes the rest of the cryptocurrencies to move. The most memorable case of this was seen in the first half of 2019 which is when the altcoin suddenly began surging higher - months before its block reward halving. For a few weeks, we saw LTC rallying on its own and gaining dozens of percent week-on-week as the market was relatively flat. However, Bitcoin moved later and followed in the path blazed by LTC. https://twitter.com/LomahCrypto/status/1223467402161115136 Furthermore, LTC has the ability to front-run Bitcoin which it did a couple of weeks ago, when it broke higher as BTC was stagnating. Bitcoin, of course, followed the asset higher just days later.
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Ethereum And Litecoin Prices Are Closing In On Golden Cross

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Ethereum and Litecoin prices are getting in on the golden cross and there’s an uptrend in crypto markets over the last few weeks which was led by bigger cap altcoins so in our Litecoin price news today, we take a closer look at the price movement. Ethereum and Litecoin are up 85% and 75% respectively since the start of the year. Nonetheless, a lot of the rise can be attributed to the uptrend in Bitcoin and this is where the gains are comparatively lower. These two altcoins are now closing in on the golden cross between the 50 and 200-period EMA or the exponential moving average on a daily scale but the confluence before the golden cross often leads to the fake-out just close to the contact point. TraderSZ commented about the swing trade ideas and leading derivatives as well:
‘’Watching 205 for support. Will see how price behaves there if we get there to load more into ethusd. would be okay with pullback to 195 at most. Clean smash below last month high then im gna have to step back from longs, lowers my probability of idea #ethusd.’’
The 50-period moving average at 4-hour charts at $210 will serve as an important area of support in case of further downfall. Another prominent crypto trader TraderXO suggested that the local highs will drive Ethereum back to levels 0.019 to 0.020 BTC levels of monthly open. The higher prospects of higher rises in the altcoins distribute some of the bigger gains and investment from the largest cryptocurrency. The gains are larger and the fall is disastrous as well and the continuation of the bulls in Bitcoin could even see the price of Bitcoin for a while. Similarly, on Litecoin charts we can see the 50 and 200-EMA are reaching across and the trend in Litecoin is currently bullish with the break above the head and shoulders pattern on the lower time-frames keeping the $92 price level still in play. The correction is back to retest the $60 levels is probable if the correction in the crypto markets starts. The uptrend in price with respect to the major cryptocurrency will seek support above the 0.006 BTC area for the bullish invalidation.
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Litecoin Is Back In Bullish Territory Breaking Above $70

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It seems that Litecoin is back in bullish territory and it has even surpassed Tether in terms of market cap following a 24-hour surge of 6.5% as we are about to read more in the Litecoin price news. Litecoin is back in bullish territory trading above the crucial $70 level of resistance which has suppressed the priced action since January 30th. If the next daily candle closes well above this price resistance, Litecoin will eventually test the $78 price level before targeting the psychological level of $100. After slumping to a really low level of $35 back in December 2019, Litecoin has increased by more than 100 percent with a huge part of the crypto market experiencing a vital reversal. Litecoin even surged more than 20 percent in the past week alone as the traders attempted to hedge their bets on the smaller market cap altcoins rather than Bitcoin. The Bitcoin halving that will happen in May, should result in a positive rally in the price of cryptocurrencies including the likes of Litecoin and Etheruem since the two previous halving in 2012 and 2016 preceded a series of staggering bull markets that saw the Bitcoin eclipse with a new all-time high on two occasions. If the number one cryptocurrency can manage to form a new all-time high in 2020, most of the altcoins including Litecoin and Ethereum will eventually follow as profits will be diversified into a higher risk altcoin investment. However, Litecoin still has to form a new high above $142 which was the top during the 2019 June rally. A breakout above the $140 would open the metaphorical floodgates with litecoin entering a new phase of price discovery that will take the cryptocurrency trading at $185. It's interesting that only a few days ago, Litecoin’s price dropped by more than 0.40 percent despite the altcoin managing to keep its pace with the rest of the market until it became extremely volatile. Litecoin’s founder Charlie Lee confirmed that the project was now focused on improvements regarding privacy and that the development team is working with the MimbleWimble protocol, specifically the developers behind Grim that will also be working on adding the privacy protocol  as an extension block:
 “We’re working with the Grim++ developers to add an implementation of Mimblewimble. It adds an extension block to the Litecoin main-chain. You can transact between chains to use enhanced privacy.”
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Jeff Bezos Imitates Charlie Lee, Sells $1.7B In Amazon Stocks

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Despite the fact that we are not seeing an amazon cryptocurrency, Jeff Bezos sold about $1.7 billion worth of Amazon stocks in just a few days and their share price reached a new all-time high and to many, his decision was similar to the one of Litecoin’s founder, Charlie Lee. In our crypto news today, we find out more about this story. In 2017 in December, many investors on the crypto market had troubles but for some, it was a great period. for example, Bitcoin hit a record high of $20,000 and all of the other coins rallied beyond any level that a user could imagine. In the meantime, there was the story of Charlie Lee who decided to sell all of the Litecoin holdings in the same year. The litecoin project has been in a huge crisis since then regarding the trust of its founder, as many said that he has no skin in the game anymore. It now looks like Jeff Bezos imitates Charlie Lee pulling the same decision as he did. The online retail giant has been quietly selling $1.7 billion worth of his stocks in Amazon according to the documents that were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He finished the sale in two days and sold the top, believing that Amazon cannot climb any higher. January was the month when Amazon’s stock jumped from $1,828 to $2,008 and is currently trading for $2,049. The similarity in moves of the Jeff Bezos sell off to the one of Charlie Lee didn’t go unnoticed in the crypto sphere as well. Mati Greenspan wrote on Twitter that Bezos is the Charlie Lee of tech stocks and the sell-off means that the top is in. Charlie Lee was seen as the top HODL persona in the community but he went from HODL to SODL in 2017 and won him a lot of ridicule in the community. The Litecoin Foundation has struggled to remain solvent since then. As per the DC Forecasts reports, the donations to the foundation were just $1,000 in the first quarter of 2019 and a founder selling off their holdings is usually a bad sign but this could not be true for Amazon. Regarding the plans of an Amazon cryptocurrency, there’s still no information but the stocks of the company won't crash because of the sell-off.
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