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The analyst predicts that Litecoin (LTC) will overtake XRP in 2019

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In an article published in Forbes, analyst Billy Bambro said that the 4th largest market capitalization of the cryptocurrency Litecoin (LTC) will outpace XRP by the end of the year and take 3rd place.

Despite the fact that cryptocurrency prices are still at a low level, LTC has almost doubled its value since the beginning of the year. At the time of writing, the coin is trading at $ 57, which is above its lowest minimum in December 2018 – $ 23.

Bambro believes LTC pricing is a response to the active efforts of the Litecoin Foundation and developers to improve coin security and privacy, in addition to choosing several well-known partners.

The SFOX report states:

Litecoin volatility increased dramatically when the Litecoin Foundation announced that it was exploring the possibility of integrating Mimblewimble, a protocol that provides privacy and flexibility for blockchains. In March, watch how privacy news affects markets, for example, recent reports that a third-party service provider, Coinbase, sells customer data.

As for XRP, Bambro believes that JP Morgan’s announcement of the creation of JPM Coin has sparked investor interest in Ripple and XRP.

According to EWN, Binance Research refutes the idea that JPM Coin will compete directly with Ripple or XRP. However, Bambro argues that the changing cryptocurrency landscape, with a positive attitude, is now lulling towards LTC, may be enough for Litecoin to outrun XRP by the end of the year. At the time of writing, LTC has a market capitalization of $ 3.5 billion, compared with $ 13 billion for XRP, which represents a significant gap that needs to be bridged.

However, the analyst finds reason to be optimistic about LTC and its growing use and implementation in the real world, quoting a statement from eToro senior analyst Mati Greenspan, published earlier this week:

The use of Litecoin in the real world seems to be a calculation method for crypto traders. For people who often send money from the stock exchange to private wallets, it is much cheaper and faster to do it with Litecoin than with Bitcoin.  

That is why it really deserves the name "digital silver", especially with the upcoming cut in half in August.

What do you think about Litecoin?  

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OKEx is going to launch futures on Tron on May 20,

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OKEx Crypto Exchange announced the launch of futures contracts for Tron (TRX). A new financial product will appear on the trading platform already on May 20 at 10:00 Moscow time.

Justin Sun, CEO of the Tron Foundation, said that with the launch of the OKEx futures platform on the TRX, the number of transactions with a digital coin will reach 15 million per day. Note that on the eve of the network appeared information that the daily number of users of the platform of decentralized applications from Tron reached 100 thousand, exceeding the achievements of Ethereum and EOS.

The Tron project token currently occupies the 11th position in the cryptocurrency rating in terms of market capitalization. Recently, TRX was listed on the P2PB2B crypto exchange, and the number of smart contracts in the Tron-blockchain reached almost a thousand.

OKEx futures will be settled on a weekly, fortnightly, and quarterly basis. The maximum allowable shoulder size for this derivative is 20x. The new tool will combine data for the TRX / BTC pair, taking into account the performance of three crypto-exchanges – Binance, Huobi, OKEx.

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By the way, this week the team Tron left Lucien Chen, technical director of the project. He explained his departure to the fact that TRX is no longer decentralized, now Chen is going to develop his own project, the Volume Network (VOL), which will strive to achieve the goals that were moved to the Tron Foundation.

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The Central Bank of Great Britain for the first time recognized the huge potential of Bitcoin

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For the first time, a representative of the Central Bank of Great Britain commented positively on cryptocurrency and Bitcoin , in particular.

For a long time, the British financial regulator spoke extremely negatively about Bitcoin and doubted its reliability as a form of capital preservation.

For example, at the end of April, the Deputy Head of the Office for Markets and Financial Affairs of the Central Bank of the Kingdom, Dave Ramsden, reaffirmed the negative attitude of the regulator to the cryptosphere.

However, this week, the chief economist of the British Central Bank Andrew Haldane, during his speech to the students for the first time, acknowledged not only reliability, but also the gigantic prospects of Bitcoin. In his opinion, the largest cryptocurrency will be able to completely replace cash in the next 20-30 years.

Haldane said that he was following the development of the cryptocurrency industry and was aware of the existence of thousands of coins. Nevertheless, despite the fact that for the first time one of the influential employees of the British Central Bank noted the growing value of Bitcoin, the position of the regulator’s management is unlikely to change anytime soon, analysts say.

But it is quite possible that, following the chief economist, many other senior officials of the Central Bank will reconsider their position, and this will create conditions for the British Bitcoin regulator to be fully recognized as a reliable payment instrument.

Publication date 19/05/2019
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OKEx Exchange will launch TRON

OKEx cryptocurrency exchange announced the launch of TRON (TRX) cryptocurrency futures. TRON (TRX) futures trading will be available from 08:00 May 20, 2019 (CET, UTC + 1). Details as follows: https: //t.co/344ykd3iGi – OKEx (@OKEx) 17 May 2019 p. The new financial instrument will be available for trading on Monday, May 20. The following are the specifications of the TRON futures: […]

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OKEx cryptocurrency exchange announced the launch of TRON (TRX) cryptocurrency futures.

The new financial instrument will be available for trading on Monday, May 20. The following are the TRON futures specifications:

Derivatives calculations will be made on a weekly, fortnightly and quarterly basis. The maximum possible shoulder size of this futures is 20x. The instrument will be based on data on the TRX / BTC currency pair from OKEx, Huobi and Binance exchanges.

OKEx also reported that more than 557 million OKB tokens were purchased and burned this week. Since the start of the program (May 4, 2019), more than 1 million native tokens of the exchange have been destroyed.

Recall the other day TRON support announced Opera browser.

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Name Price24H (%)
Bitcoin (BTC)
$7,924.00
7.43%
Ethereum (ETH)
$254.16
6.74%
XRP (XRP)
$0.403419
6.87%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
$399.98
10.83%
EOS (EOS)
$6.28
5.19%
Stellar (XLM)
$0.140752
5.02%
Litecoin (LTC)
$93.45
6.63%
Cardano (ADA)
$0.085477
5.04%
Tether (USDT)
$1.00
-0.15%
Monero (XMR)
$86.58
6.05%
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