Litecoin (LTC) Trading Volumes Swelling, Will $100 Stop Buyers?

Litecoin (LTC) recovery, adds 13.3 percent in 24 hours Ron Paul is a supporter of cryptocurrencies Despite FUD around cryptocurrencies, Litecoin bulls are active. Rejecting lower prices, LTC could float higher to $100 or better in coming days. Currently, bears will likely press lower since prices are down 17.4 percent week-to-date. Litecoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Undoubtedly, for what they seek to achieve, cryptocurrencies are the building blocks of a borderless future. As Bitcoin’s founder Satoshi Nakamoto laid down the seed that is now blossoming, attracting comments from Donald Trump and…

Bitcoin Price (BTC) Trading Near Inflection Point After Recent Recovery

Bitcoin price started a decent upside correction after trading as low as $9,784 against the US Dollar. The price traded above the $10,500 and $10,800 resistance levels to start the recent recovery. Yesterday’s highlighted major bearish trend line was breached with resistance near $10,680 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is now facing a strong resistance near the $11,000 and $11,100 resistance levels. Bitcoin price started a strong recovery above $10,500 against the US Dollar. However, BTC is still struggling to settle…

Ripple Price (XRP) Trading Near Make-or-Break Levels

Ripple price found support near $0.2960 and recently recovered higher against the US dollar. The price traded above the $0.3100 resistance area, but it is struggling to break the $0.3200-0.3230 area. The bulls are struggling to gain strength above a bearish trend line with resistance at $0.3185 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The price must gain strength above $0.3200 and $0.3230 to continue higher in the near term. Ripple price is slowly recovering against the US Dollar, while bitcoin gained nearly 8%. XRP…

Binance Launches Platform ‘2.0’ as Margin Trading Goes Live

The top crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, has launched version 2.0 of its platform – a move that officially adds margin trading for its customers. The firm revealed that margin trading was on the way in late May, and said that the service would feature up to 20x leverage soon after. In an announcement Thursday, Binance indicated that leverage (the amount that can be borrowed against a user’s crypto collateral) is just 3x, however. “Your Margin Wallet balance determines the amount of funds you can borrow, following a fixed…

Russian Smelting Giant Nornickel to Launch Digital Trading Platform by End of 2019

Russian mining and smelting giant Nornickel is planning to roll out a digital platform for metals trading by the end of 2019, local news outlet TASS reported on July 9. The vice-president of Nornickel, Andrey Bugrov told TASS that “the preparation process was quite lengthy, but nevertheless, we plan to bring this product [digitization of metal trading] to the market by the end of 2019 and begin trading our tokens.” Bugrov also said that the token trading program could be worth nearly $1 billion, but that is rather a target…

KuCoin Launches Bitcoin Derivatives Trading With 20x Leverage

IDG-backed cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has just launched a platform offering crypto derivatives trading. Announced Monday, the KuMEX trading venue is now live in public beta and will offer initially a bitcoin perpetual contract (XBTUSDM), quoted in U.S. dollars, with up to 20x leverage. Aimed to make pricing “more fair and rigorous,” KuCoin said, KuMEX uses a bitcoin spot index providing a volume-weighted average of the U.S. dollar price of bitcoin across six exchanges: Coinbase Pro, Bitstamp, Kraken, Gemini, Liquid and Bittrex. The spot index also avoids a contract being liquidated “because of the…

High-Frequency Trading Is New Battleground in Crypto Exchange Race

The Takeaway High-frequency trading (HFT), a longtime and controversial practice in traditional markets, is becoming commonplace in crypto, too. Placing trading servers physically close to exchanges’ matching engines can win an edge on speed. This helps HFT firms make large profits in the legacy markets. Crypto exchanges such as ErisX, Huobi and Gemini are trying to attract large algorithmic traders with colocation offers. Demand for the service is high, but its benefits are a matter of debate, due to the structure of the crypto market. A handful of cryptocurrency exchanges…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Trading Near Make-or-Break Levels

After a strong recovery, bitcoin price struggled to gain momentum above $12,000 against the US Dollar. The price topped near the $12,050 level and recently corrected gains below $11,500. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $11,700 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could either surpass $11,700 and $12,000 or decline further below the $10,800 support. Bitcoin price is facing a couple of strong resistances near $11,700 and $12,000 against the US Dollar. BTC must surpass the $12,000…