The price of bitcoin has finally surpassed $8,500 and all major coins are also struggling to hit their all-time-highs, which shows that the cryptocurrency market is finally seeing a recovery. The market has been seeing its longest downfall since December and the cryptocurrency market cap altogether dropped by $18 billion recently, however, things are now getting rebounded once again.
Bitcoin Price still struggles to surpass $9,000:
On Tuesday, the price of Bitcoin made another push and was trading at $9,000, which demonstrated the significance of its mark but after not so long, it got stuck at $8,999 and started to flip once again. This decline in the price of Bitcoin continued till the early morning hours throughout Tuesday and BTC ultimately experienced a slight bump by hitting a low of $8,313. Bitcoin is valued above $8,800 at this very moment, which means that it has got the market cap of $148 billion with 1% upsurge in its worth, but still bitcoin struggles to surpass the $9000 mark.
Upsurge in Ethereum Price:
The price of Ethereum has seen an upsurge once again, as it was declined by 4% on Tuesday, but at the present time, it’s priced at $864. Ethereum has now increased by 1.6%, which translates that it has the market cap of $84 billion at this time. Despite the fact that it has declined recently, the looming introduction of CryptoKitties in China has to be monitored by the investors of Ethereum as it could provide the price of Ethereum with a very little bounce.
100 largest cryptocurrencies of the market have managed to stand against the US dollar which ended up in the favour of altcoin markets, in which few cryptocurrencies that showed a single-day gain didn’t rank in the market cap top 10, whereas the top cryptocurrency bitcoin, struggles to achieve its all-time-highs.
The price of Ripple has seen a 1.3% decline, which indicates that the investors are becoming more proficient at extricating information that is helpful for the Ripple company. In the meantime, the price of Bitcoin Cash is currently trading at $1,282 and has seen 3.60% upsurge.
The sixth one on the ranking, Cardano has borne a 0.58% upsurge in its value and is now trading at $0.37. A serious challenge is now being faced by the Cardano’s ADA token from EOS, which has the 9th largest market cap, $6 billion.
The price of Litecoin has seen 15% upsurge in the value which means it’s currently valued at $182, while NEO which is on number 8th in the ranking is priced at $113 with a 0.75% upsurge.
IOTA and Stellar have seen a 3.8% and 6.7% upsurge in the price respectively and their prices are valued at $1.8 and $0.5 individually.
So, what’s a decentralized system? In simple words, we can say that a decentralized system works with no servers and each member is permissible to execute transactions. But in the case of the blockchain, each member must have to do some system-tasks as well, such as; storing transactional data.
Fork: Even a group of members can run an alternate-version of reality, which is called “fork.” The fork works by the similar regulations as the original decentralized system – though it might have a diverse state.
Let’s enlighten you about the hierarchical nature of cryptocurrency security!
First Layer – Tokens and Crypto Coins
- One of the first and foremost thing in the crypto world is your cryptocurrency security.
- Whenever you choose a cryptocurrency, you take all the perils and risks related to the protocol.
- If someone can recognize and utilize protocol flaws, they can compromise the whole network, even including you; it won’t be much important which exchange/wallet you are using.
In the first layer, you can find two different types of currencies which include, the coins (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash etc.) and all ICO-issued tokens such as; MOBI or EOS.
What is the Difference?
Well, the difference is in the technical features. Each coin is either an independent network protocol or just a copy of some of it. When you research a crypto protocol from a security stance, make sure to find out if it can be centralized.
Let’s take an example!
In the case of Bitcoin, it’s now centralized around four major mining pools which also means that if all of them collaborate, they can possibly compromise the whole network.
Another advice! Whenever you look for proof-of-stake crypto, make sure to have a look at the genesis. This is also quite imperative, as whoever keeps the preliminary and initial stake can vote for transitions, as well as the network will be also trusting those who have higher stakes. If we take an example of NEO, a PoS network of China, which is same as Ethereum, was distributed 50/50 amid its ICO sales and developer community – unlike Ethereum distribution. Also, the NEO token distribution makes sure that no major stakeholder from the exchange platform or the developing side has enough stake to compromise the whole network.
- Now if we talk about tokens, all of them are based on a smart-contract aspect of few of the coins, which means their reliability and security is first based on the parent cryptocurrency – only subsequently on the smart contract’s code that issued it.
- Mostly, all ICO coins (tokens) are based on Ethereum and just some of them are issued by smart contracts.
- Also, it is imperative to point out that Ethereum got hacked a few years ago due to the DAO protocol hack – later hard forked and rolled back to the state. This also shows that the founders of Ethereum probably have a time machine as it looks like they have the ability to go back in time – yet again if it’s required.
Second Layer – Exchanges
One thing that everyone must understand about the exchanges is that they are written in custom-code with infrastructure security and has got nothing to do with blockchain. If we talk about an exchange, it is just a standard centralized web service arrayed in a data centre. That’s why whenever we talk about the exchanges, we always mention reliability and trust.
Almost every month we hear news about the data breaches and security events that occur because of exchanges.
Here are some latest examples!
- Back in December 2017, $63 million in cryptocurrency was stolen from NiceHash by hackers.
- At the beginning of this year, January 2018, more than $500 million in cryptocurrency was stolen from Coincheck by hackers.
- In February 2018, almost $195 million in cryptocurrency was stolen from BitGrail by hackers.
The hype around cryptocurrencies is due to the number of data breaches. Many exchanges have recently started their business – without investing in proper security measures. Simultaneously, if someone steals tokens/crypto coins from an exchange successfully, it’s nearly impossible to do anything about recovering it.
Third Layer – Wallets
Well, the third layer is linked to your personal security in the crypto world and you must’ve heard a lot about it before.
When you select a wallet for cryptocurrencies, you’ll have two options:
- Hot Wallet
- Cold Wallet
Hot wallet Vs Cold Wallet
- The hot wallet is just like an account in exchange or in simple words, it is a website-based wallet.
- In the case of a hot wallet, your tokens/coins are under the control of your wallet provider.
Whereas, a cold wallet can be a hardware, software or just a paper.
Each day companies are becoming more and more dependent upon blockchain technology applications. Now it is in the news that a company is going to build its own system to get rid of separate portions of the sharing economy scattered here and there. This will obviously be a blockchain based system activated with the help of a single app that will provide the users access to any sort of rent, borrow or share assets available within the network.
That company is known by the name of ShareRing. It claims that the current market is no more convenient for consumers as it was in the past. The reason behind this inconvenience is that though there are numerous companies available in the online market but most of them are specialized in one particular service for instance office space or transportation etc. due to that reason the user has to go through the laborious task of registering multiple accounts. Even after that there is no guarantee of satisfaction as the things you want to buy or borrow would be available near your locality as these kind of business parties only operate in heavily localized areas. That is where ShareRing has decided to utilize its blockchain based systems to facilitate its users as well as the small business parties.
The Goal behind This Sharing Innovation
ShareRing has an aim of becoming the “Amazon of the sharing economy”. It will provide an ease of access to its users to lease a large number of assets through a single smartphone app. All these users would be interconnected with each other as well as nearby individuals who have items to share. The beauty of this system is that the rental companies would also be able to develop their own “mini” app. This app will provide them the facility to reach a much greater numbers of targeted customers within the share ring. For this purpose ShareRing is already considering deals with big brands, progress of these deals will probably be shared on its website.
Some of the areas in which the ShareRing technology may prove to be useful are:
- Renting cars, trucks and trailers
- Car sharing
- Booking delivery drivers
- Sharing gardens
- Swapping books
- Social dining etc
How will the App Work?
The ShareRing’s system will have full support of an integrated smart app which will use geolocation to show users which services are available near them, thus it will also be participating in growing the ecosystem. The company is quiet optimistic about its progress and hopes that soon there would be available one million assets ready to share around the world.
ShareRing’s token sharing event going to be launched in May, in the meantime the company is planning to run token hunts and several other campaigns to raise awareness of the project.
Bitcoin jumped on Thursday to its maximum price in just about four weeks as cryptocurrency developers appeared to come more rapidly to an agreement which would prevent the cryptocurrency from splitting.
According to CoinDesk, Bitcoin has gone high more than 15% to $2675.67 which is its maximum level since June 25. As of July 20, the cryptocurrency traded near $2648. It is high about 4% for July and more than 170% higher for the year.
Bitcoin Performance Chart of Three Months:
Image Source: CoinDesk
Developers should have to settle on “activating an upgrade” which is known as SegWit (Segregated Witness) by 1st of August in order to prevent the cryptocurrency from splitting or forking. According to GDAX exchange of Coinbase, if the currency split, it might pause the trading of Bitcoin.
According to Ari Paul, the chief information officer of Block Tower Capital, Bitcoin is assembling largely because the activation probability of SegWit is increasing as more miners signaling that they will activate it. There is no need to agree all the miners, but at least 80% should agree.
As the prices are going higher, the interest is also increasing in the cryptocurrency world from Wall Street. Forbes stated on Tuesday that Bitcoin is the main asset of the investor Bill Miller’s hedge fund.
Rise in Ethereum Price:
The TradingView charts of Coinbase data shows that Ethereum also jumped more than 18%, to nearly $230, which is its highest since Tuesday. Ethereum rushed below $200 over the weekend.
This rise in Ethereum came as the hackers stole over $30 million in Ethereum from wallets because of security flaws. Earlier in the week, hackers stole over $7 million by hacking the initial coin offering for CoinDash.
Story Source: CNBC.com
With the current air of challenges and throwbacks in the world of digital currency, criticism by the wall street mains have made a further dip for these struggling crypto-babies.
Big names including Bill Gates, have showed supported to blockchains and cryptocurrencies, but also claims that he can ‘short’ Bitcoin if he could.
With such thin air revolving around, there has been a great investors rage and uncertainty following it. There has been a massive drop down of $20 billion in a past few hours. Even the top big names of these digital currencies which were better thought to be stabilized in past years have dropped down to 2 to 5 percent range.
Following these volatilities, the optimists are still advising the holders to sit tight and hang-up a little more. Despite the volatile natures, the cryptocurrencies price analysis has managed to grip a few more investors.
A former chief economic advisor to the current U.S president, Donald Trump believes in the future and sustainability of these digital currencies but doesn’t really count faith in Bitcoin, unfortunately.
The top cryptocurrencies including, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, IOTA, and EOS have a number of the setback to float back up to the levels.
Since May 6, there has been a continuous and deadly decline even for the big names of this not-so-newly born cryptocurrencies, still babies though. Holding the cathedra, Bitcoin has caused nearly a domino effect on the rest of the currencies after its massive drop-down.
Being extremely volatile and totally dependent on its supply and demand, Bitcoin managed to hold its horses just below $9000. Following the downfall, its relief and a come-back can be expected anytime soon. BTC will only sustain stability and strength when reached above $10,000, which is a very much expected shot by the wall street mains.
But if the currency breaks again below levels $8,900, there will be a 50-day SMA drop following.
Being the second popular in the line, Ethereum has managed to reach the purchasing levels gaining the attention of the market. To maintain sustainability and a reduced risk it should prevail its levels to $745 sooner. Currently resting at $693, if the levels don’t succeed then the digital currency may face another retest of 20-day EMA. Considering a close breakout of $838 previously, there is a great possibility to hit the levels by $900 too.
The Bitcoin Cash has managed to break out of $1,600 which is remarkable transfer after being a low performer for quite a time. It has managed to intact half of its position at $1,400 after the trigger position of the ascending network. If the ascending continues breaking the May 06 high of $1849, it is expected to cross levels by $2000 soon.
But in case of the breakdowns, a 20-day EMA below the positions of $1,400 will indicate weakness.
The Ripple has managed to hold the support and investors in between the range of $0.76-$0.93777. the fluctuations have been resting on the lower ranges lately, still, it is too early for the recommendations and endorsements here. A downside downfall for up to $0.58223 would make a pair pattern target.
The trading will be considered to be hitting between the range showing the same volatility.
Stellar has been seen holding resistance at $0.48. if it succeeds its held up for the 20-day EMA, it is expected to reach the levels of $0.47766719 again. but a break during 20-day EMA will decline the levels to $0.334.
If the market is unable to pull back the currency and drag it out from its range, it is expected to enter the bounce back range for some days.
Litecoin has been pushed back into the range by the bulls after a $150 dip. After a 20-day descending, hitting below the range it needs to show resistance to rally levels of $168 to sustain strength. It’s expecting a high of $184.794.
If fails to resist the decline it can hit below the levels of $141.026. due to the absence of any high probability trade setup, any recommendation cannot be advised yet.
Cardano is, unfortunately, falling below the trendlines. It has broken below the levels of 0.00003301. if the levels continue with the current downfall, not reaching levels breaking from 0.00003445, it will keep sliding down the range lower.
The lower levels should stop the hit by 0.000029 at maximum.
Resting at a weak position, the stops should be raised by half, 0.000032 and maintain the dip at 0.000029.
After a 20-day ascending support, IOTA rested strong and firm at $2.55 levels. Levels have declined by up to $2.2117 but a high of $2.9 is very much foreseen if held resistance.
If the 20-day EMA IOTA/USD pair breaks down, there will be lost major support by $1.63.
For a past few days, EOS has been hitting the range between $16 and $19.67. if it attempts to break above the levels of $20, the wall street will manage to give it another push-up. They are in no rush typically here. But if the pair EOS/USD breaks below $16, it will sink to the levels of $14.495.
But until these consolidations rest, there is nothing much to be suggested about.