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Crypto Prices

Crypto News: This weeks summary

Written by  May 09, 2020

Bitcoin has been one of the best-performing assets in financial markets over the past week, managing to rally as high as $10,100 albeit briefly.

A price around 25% higher than two weeks ago. Altcoins, interestingly, have underperformed the market leader, with Ethereum and XRP both more or less stagnant over the past week.

Crypto’s strength this week comes as the stock market has started to stagnate in the 2,800-2,900 point range. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones have been stalling as the economic outlook remains dismal.

Whatever the case, analysts are still bullish on Bitcoin.

Also see: How Cryptocurrencies will change global markets

Referencing the chart below, Raoul Pal — CEO of Real Vision and a former Goldman Sachs executive — said that Bitcoin’s move yesterday past $10,000. was a “KEY technical break.” This means that the “probability of vastly higher prices has risen dramatically.”

Bitcoin breakout chart from Raoul Pal. “Classic charting techniques” gives a target of $40,000.

Bitcoin & Crypto Tidbits

  • Legendary Macro Investor Paul Tudor Jones Buys Bitcoin: In a note titled “The Great Monetary Inflation” written by legendary macro investor Paul Tudor Jones, he wrote that Bitcoin in the ongoing macroeconomic backdrop is eerily reminiscent of gold in the 1970s. What happened with gold then, for those unaware, is the precious metal rallied hundreds of percent within years due to an influx of inflation (15% per annum at one point) and an abolishment of the gold standard. Jones added while he subjectively sees Bitcoin as the worst store of value amongst fiat, gold, and financial assets, he sees the cryptocurrency as the “fastest horse in the race.”

  • Research Paper Finds XRP, EOS, and Tezos are Not Monetary Crypto Assets: Researchers from London have found that three top blockchains — EOS, Tezos, and the XRP Ledger — have only a “small fraction of transactions used for value transfer purposes.” After compiling extensive data of transactions on the there aforementioned blockchains, making sure to obtain the metadata of each transaction, they found: “95% of the throughput on EOS was used for the airdrop of a valueless token, 82% of transactions on the Tezos blockchain were used to maintain consensus, and that only 2% of transactions on the XRP ledger resulted in value transfer.”

  • Ethereum 2.0 Still Is Coming, Developers Confirm: Ben Edgington of Teku, an ETH 2.0 client operator, was reported by Decrypt to have said that the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade is still on track for a 2020 launch. Speaking at the Ethereal Summit, which went virtual due to COVID-19, Edgington said that he is “80-90 percent confident it will go live by Q3.” The upgrade will implement a Proof of Stake consensus mechanism, which means Ethereum will slowly be phasing out the mining system that blockchains like Bitcoin and Litecoin utilise.

If you are new to the Cryptocurrency world and would like to open an account we recommend Cex.io.

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Peter Flynn

Senior Editor and self confessed Crypto addict, bringing a variety of Crypto tech news, help and advice in the UK. I have worked in various fields throughout my career such as a Systems Administrator, Cyber Security Consultant and other technical related roles, these days I concentrate on Cryptocurrency journalism and technical writing.

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