The latest edition of our cryptocurrency expert analysis focuses on the Stellar (XLM) altcoin which has managed to grow over the past week and finally retraced to its $0.10 price origins. The cryptocurrency has continued to pump and made the crypto news again, adding a further 10% on the day as XLM reached $0.10 again.
This six week high has allowed XLM to increase its market cap to about $195 billion as it closes up on Tether in eight place. News also showed that a German media company named Börsenmedien AG has announced that they were purchasing stakes in SatoshiPay a few days ago, which in turn helped initiate Stellar’s run.
Besides this, there doesn’t really appear to be any influence or major fundamentals driving the momentum for XLM, aside from the upcoming expectations and the Money 20/20 conference. One Reddit user described the situation nicely in a comment on the website, saying:
“Some folks will never learn. Many proceed to FOMO into anything that’s remotely pumping and chase them instead of holding good positions …”
Looking at the top twenty, a similar picture can be observed with NEO and Ontology dropping 2% each. Currently, the only altcoin that is holding on to a green gain is Ethereum Classic (ETC) – but this is only marginal.
Outside the top twenty, Tezos has a good pump of 9% on the day. Project PAI (PAI) is also getting a 22% pump which took the altcoin to $0.065 – pumping and dumping over the past few days as it appears that is mainly “FOMO driven.”
The only altcoin that has dumped doubles yesterday was Kyber Network. The cryptocurrency has managed to drop by 20% on the day and wiped out all of its recent gains. Aside from it, Ravencoin is also falling back today as it dropped around 10% of its value. Even though these altcoins are not that popular, they definitely play a huge part of the altcoin movement this Monday.
The total cryptocurrency market capitalization has not moved much over the past 24 hours. Currently, the market cap remains at $135 billion which is up from yesterday’s values. The daily volume has dropped back to $30 billion as momentum has cooled off and the consolidation has continued.
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“By using Coinify, we are not running into the knife. It is still not clear to me how blockchain is any better than other database technologies. The transactions are so far more expensive and slower than a normal payment method. Decentralization brings only cumbersome improvements. None of the blockchains scale enough. But maybe I have not invested enough time and therefore understand too little how the blockchain ecosystem works.”Herren said that the decision comes after the prolonged bearish correction on the market where most of the crypto assets lost nearly a third of their value. Despite the fact that investors didn’t really get scared of the decline in prices, institutional adoption is still uncertain regarding making more profits. For example, back in 2018 in June, the Expedia hotel booking platform deleted Bitcoin out of their options and in the same year couple of months back, Reddit also stopped accepting cryptocurrency for its gold membership plans. Years back, Bitcoin became popular because of its attractiveness as a cheaper alternative for expensive payment processors. But as the technology got more popular, the network was unable to handle a higher number of transactions such as Visa or MasterCard and that’s why retailers didn’t choose crypto for making transactions. The Swiss retail giant brings bitcoin back into the retail game. However, traders who are into crypto or those who just hold on to it for better days can now use their coins to purchase something from the retail platform.
New Report Shows That Bithumb Is Laying Off 50% Of Its Staff
“Voluntary retirement is part of our support program for former employees and is intended to provide assistance and training for job placement. Apart from that, [Bithumb’s] trading volume has decreased compared to the previous year, [so] we are trying to provide internal measures. We will continue to add necessary personnel for various new businesses.”Bithumb still hasn't responded to the requests for comment. However, many speculate that this move is right because of the crypto winter which led to a lot of minuses all over the market. Still, what's interesting is that Bithumb has been preceded by many other firms in the sector - such as the mining giant Bitmain, the blockchain software company ConsenSys, the decentralized social network named Steemit as well as the similar crypto exchanges Coinsquare and Huobi - all of the companies which have decided to make significant cuts in the recent months. According to data from CoinMarketCap (CMC), Bithumb has seen more than $1.3 billion in trades over the past 24 hours. The exchange, however, was removed from the CMC global exchange rankings in January 2018 mostly because of the concerns that the site had over the reportedly "extreme divergence in prices from the rest of the world" and its fellow exchanges in South Korea. Currently, everyone is waiting for an official confirmation about the layoff from Bithumb. The respected exchange hasn't confirmed anything yet but will probably do that over the next couple of days.
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