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Yahoo Finance Welcomes Bitcoin, Ethereum And Litecoin To its Trading Platform



Big news is coming from Yahoo Finance which is one of the most popular financial portals out there. As of today, the giant has officially integrated trading with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) as well as Litecoin (LCH) on its platform.

Even though statistics have been available for other digital currencies such as Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic or EOS, they don’t have buy/sell options on the platform. However, the development has led many people in the crypto community to say that this is an important step forward for the crypto adoption.

The crypto enthusiast and founder of Morgan Creek Digital, Anthony Pompliano, recently tweeted:

In March 2018, the Japanese arm of Yahoo Finance also announced that it will open a cryptocurrency exchange and scheduled it for “April 2019 or later.” Yahoo Japan was also going to buy 40% of the BitARG Exchange Tokyo in April, laying the foundations for the exchange to launch a year later.

Meanwhile, Bitcoin has dropped and fell below the $7,000 margin, failing to break through the threshold today. Currently, analysts are predicting a $6,500 support level.

Ethereum, on the other hand, is trading around $276 right now and is down a couple of percents over the past 24 hours. This made the altcoin sink after recording its first major upswing in price performance.



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(Some) Crypto Exchanges Resume BCH Trading, Bitcoin Cash Price Reaches New Lows

Five days after the Bitcoin Cash hard fork began, it is safe to say that the stability of the BCH ecosystem has crippled. The worst part is what is seen in today's crypto news - that it has continued and is not looking to recover anytime soon. The BCH/USD pair suffered another 40% loss on paper (mostly because most exchanges paused BCH trading ahead of the fork) - setting a yearly low of $237. Currently, it seems like Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has corrected to $242 in a small upside recovery. However, the downtrend has certainly intensified over the past few days and each session formed bearish flags and pennants consecutively. As a result, the BCH/USD pair went inside a free fall without finding its bottom. In times when the fight between Bitcoin Cash (as most people are labeling the Bitcoin ABC version of BCH) and Craig Wright's Bitcoin SV is harming the crypto market as a whole. There seems to be no way that guarantees a way out - as the industry witnesses downward movements and new losses day after day. If you are wondering what's next, crypto exchanges are already in the process of labelling Bitcoin ABC's ticker BCHABC as BCH which signifies that ABC will lead the original BCH blockchain. Trading under the BCH ticker is still closed on some mainstream exchanges - but few allow it. Once the trading fully resumes for retail investors, then we can expect more trend-defining movements in this market.
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After Days Of Resistance, Ripple (XRP) Suffers A Major Price Drop

In a new edition of this week's downward trend, we have the altcoin Ripple (XRP) which overtook Ethereum and became the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap - and its recent price drop which went viral everywhere in the crypto news. The intense downtrend finally took a toll on Ripple, even though it seemed like the cryptocurrency is resistant to it. Ripple, which is now the second most valuable cryptocurrency, is no longer up in value on a monthly basis. Over the past 30 days, XRP maintained the $0.5 level relatively well with minimized losses - during a period when Bitcoin and other top coins fell by 20% and even more. If you are asking yourself what was the primary reason for Ripple's drop, the truth is that XRP is a liquidity network that provides major banks and financial institutions the ability to move cross-border payments with low fees. Hence, a large supply of XRP is crucial for the Ripple blockchain network to operate. This week, around $16 million was removed from the Ripple Distribution wallet to an unknown one, injecting more XRP into the market. Over the past 12 hours, XRP fell from $0.48 to $0.41 and then recovered at the $0.43 support level. It is entirely possible (given that XRP has been successful in maintaining the $0.4 support level) - that this increase of the supply of XRP in circulation affected the short-term price trend of XRP.
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BitMEX Research: The BCH “Hash War” Costed Miners $6.1 Million In Lost Revenue

BitMEX Research is in the latest cryptocurrency news - mostly for its new report which shows that the hash rate of both sides of the Bitcoin Cash "hash war" has led BCH miners to collectively lose as much as $6.1 million in gross revenue since last week's blockchain split - leading to the creation of Bitcoin Cash SV (BCHSV) and Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHABC) accordingly. As a tweet from BitMEX Research's Twitter profile shows: Something which must be noted is that the profits that were gained from such mining - or loss thereof - would currently be on paper only as neither BCH nor BSV has a liquid market at this time - in fact, they are measuring serious losses. The figure also assumes that everyone renting hash is actually finding blocks or that most or all of the hash being used to win blocks in either chain, right now, is rented. Obviously, this is not always the case as there are many Bitcoin Cash miners that own their hardware and choose to mine on BCH chains for various reasons. What we can conclude is that mining is not anymore a hobbyist game. As you can see from the report, the majority of miners run on tight margins and hardware expenses are at least as important as the cost of electricity - which always varies. As a result of this, analysts believe that a significant amount of new BCH will continue to be sold regardless of how the markets treat the tokens.    
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Bitcoin Takes A New Beating, Goes Below $4,500 As Market Loses $25 Billion

It seems like the downward trend for Bitcoin is continuing day after day. This Tuesday, the market just wiped out another $25 billion in a new major sell-off that is viral in our crypto news section. Over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin has lost about 14% of its price, while Ethereum lost 14.5%. Bitcoin Cash was the biggest loser again, losing 45% from its value and Stellar (XLM) followed with 10% losses accordingly. As expected, Bitcoin Cash dropped the most because of its hard fork and the quick sell-off that it triggered over the past few days. The newly produced versions of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin Cash SV (BCHSV) and Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHABC) also suffered losses. While BCHSV fell from $170 to $60 in a three day span, BCHABC fell from around $450 to $270, almost splitting in half. The current market conditions are quite gray - mostly because of the intensity of the drops over the last 24 to 48 hours. A couple of days ago, Bitcoin was trading near $7,000 and today we are noticing a downward trend that may lead the most dominant cryptocurrency even below the $4,000 support line - if this bearish trend continues. A sell pressure on the other altcoins could also intensify in the days to come - pushing BTC, ETH, XRP and BCH to even lower limits by the end of this year.
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