XRP community member gets a reply from US Congressman; says cryptocurrencies should be promoted

The field of cryptocurrencies has received multiple opinions from various sectors of society. While proponents of the space have been very active in promoting the industry, it has also been at the receiving end of a lot of backlash and criticisms. As a positive step for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin [BTC] and XRP, Rob Woodall, a United States Congressman recently commented on the benefits and need for digital assets.
In an e-mail reply to ATL XRP, a member of the XRP community, Woodall stated:
“I absolutely agree with you that the federal government should do its best to promote the United States as the world leader in innovation and to encourage, rather than stifle, the growth of new industries. Certainly, this school of thought should apply to cryptocurrencies.”
The Congressman’s reply was on a request to support the H.R.7356, the “Token Taxonomy Act”. He stated that the bill, although expired in December of last year, could be revisited during the new Congress session. He further added:
“I look forward to learning more about this legislation from Representatives Davidson and Soto should they choose to reintroduce the measure this year”.
The United States Congress has been quite active when it comes to cryptocurrencies, with even letters being written by members to the Securities and Exchanges Commission [SEC]. Last year, Jay Clayton, the Chairman of the SEC had pointed out the distinction between digital assets that can be considered as securities and ones that cannot.
The letter stated:
“Current uncertainty surrounding the treatment of offers and sales of digital tokens is hindering innovation in the United States and will ultimately drive business elsewhere. We believe that the SEC could do more to clarify its position.”
The letter was sent post a roundtable discussion on cryptocurrencies that was aimed to establish the legislative pointers around the field of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Technical Analysis: Token turns the tide, emerges as highest gainer amongst top-10 coins

Bitcoin Cash has come to the fore, emerging as the highest-gainer in the top-10 as the collective market shot-up above the $120 billion-mark. The fourth-largest cryptocurrency is now head and shoulders above the rest of the coins in the market, in terms of 24-hour price increase, with a massive 7 percent price increase in a bearish market.
On 22 January, the BCH price slipped to a one-month low of $118.8, following which it saw a 10.79 percent increase as the coin’s price shot up to $131.64. The market cap of the coin surged by over $225 million in less than a day and is now valued at $2.31 billion.
Exchange dominance has also seen a re-shuffle, with the top spot being taken over by L-Bank, with a BCH trading volume of $22.52 million or 7.57 percent in the BCH/BTC trading pair. The following two spots are taken by P2PB2B in the BCH/USD and BCH/BTC trading pairs respectively.
Source: Trading View
It comes as no surprise that the one-hour BCH trend line shows a stand-out green uptick as the BCH price rapidly rose. Two prominent uptrends can be noticed, the first, larger one, stretching from $120.77 to $129.3 and the second, shorter one, extending from $127 to $130.12. Prior to the uptrends, the BCH price fell during the past weekend, indicated by the downtrend from $128.54 to $121.78.
Bitcoin Cash has skyrocketed past its immediate support level pegged at $119.94 and it is very likely to break its resistance placed at $130.49. The previous support and resistance levels of the coin were placed at $125.72 and $130.18 respectively.
The Chaikin Money Flow indicator points to a bullish market as the CMF line is above 0, indicating an inflow of money into BCH.
The Parabolic SAR shows that the coin is trading with bullish momentum as the dotted lines are aligned below the coin’s trend line.
The Awesome Oscillator confirms the above indications, as the AO line is green, showing a bullish swing to the BCH market.
Source: Trading View
Despite the positive signs in the above one-hour chart, the one-day chart indicates that post the hardfork, BCH prices are on a steep decline, indicated by the massive downtrend stretching from $626.31 in mid-November to $139.64 in January. A brief uptrend, immediately prior to the hardfork, is also noticed from $429.62 to $628.56.
Bitcoin Cash’s support level of $76.7 has long been surpassed, with the coin trading at almost double of the support figure. However, the recent increase in the BCH price is still not close to the immediate resistance level of $196.84.
The Bollinger Band points to a long-run decrease in volatility for the coin as the Moving Average line shows that the coin is trading in a marginally bearish market.
The Fisher Transform indicator shows a crossing over of the Fisher and Trigger lines, indicating a bullish Bitcoin Cash market.
The Relative Strength Index has been on the rise since the week began and is currently pegged at 43.64, up from a low of 37.34 from last week.
Bitcoin Cash is currently leading the top-10 coins list in terms of short-term price increase, which is confirmed by the one-hour chart indicators, pointing to a bullish market. In the long-run, however, the coin is still fighting off the bears and is looking to break into a bullish zone, with the one-day chart indicators pointing to the same.
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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] integrated on peer-to-peer trading platform BitQuick

BitQuick, the over-the-counter cryptocurrency marketplace has increased its coverage by adding the fourth largest cryptocurrency in the market, Bitcoin Cash [BCH] to its platform. This inclusion will allow peer-to-peer purchase and trading of BCH in less than three hours, BitQuick claims.
The marketplace is owned and operated by Athena Bitcoin, which operates Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency ATMs in the US, Columbia and Argentina. Athena Bitcoin also operates Mercado Athena, another BTC marketplace.
Additionally, BitQuick is also used by traders to convert digital currencies to fiat or vice versa in the following countries: US, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Australia.
BitQuick is pegged as a “relatively decentralized” platform as it offers Localbitcoins’ like multi-signature escrow system which allows it to operate relatively freely in the US’ regulatory atmosphere while adhering to the Know Your Customer [KYC] requirements and transactions limits.
At the moment, BitQuick operates in 49 states in the US, with New York being the only exception. Back in 2015, the peer-to-peer Bitcoin market place ended their New York operations as they could not comply with the state’s BitLicense that required every local Bitcoin seller to apply for a license.
The marketplace also accounts for privacy as they do not store their client’s private keys, relying on escrow settlement to generate them. Customers will be allowed to trade up to $250,000 using P2SH [Pay to Script Hash] multi-signature addresses.
In order to gauge the market demand and accordingly expand their cryptocurrency coverage, BitQuick will send out a survey to traders before adding on to their Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash markets.
The BitQuick announcement comes right when Bitcoin Cash has been enjoying a bullish market, as it saw a price increase of more than 7 percent in the past 24 hours. The overall market has increased by over $2 billion as major coins are awash in green, with BCH leading the charge as the highest gainer in the top-10.
In recent news, Bitcoin Cash proponent and CEO of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver sparked controversy by comparing Bitcoin [BTC], in its original form, going by its 2009 whitepaper, to Bitcoin Cash in its current form as the only true, “peer to peer electronic cash system for online payments.”
The Bitcoin community on Reddit accused Ver of “borderline scamming” new and uninformed investors who want to invest in Bitcoin and not in its hardfork Bitcoin Cash.
The online community has also credited Ver’s website Bitcoin.com as one of the main mouthpieces of the pro-Bitcoin Cash narrative. Last week, one outspoken critic John Carvalho, known in the community as Bitcoin Error Log, challenged Ver to a “fight” with the rights of Bitcoin.com hanging in the balance.
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Bitcoin [BTC] could soon see an imminent breakout due to recurring bear pennant pattern

The price of Bitcoin is currently in a consolidation phase after formation of a recurring pattern twice within the span of a month. The current price of Bitcoin, at the time of writing, was $3,580, with the market cap hovering at $63 billion.
Source: TradingView
Bitcoin’s price action, as seen in the chart above, is the best example of history repeating itself. The overall trend of Bitcoin is a downtrend as it has consistently been forming lower lows as seen in the hourly charts.
There is a clear formation of a pennant in the price action chart, which breaks out to the top and then moves in a sideways fashion before dropping to retrace the same pattern all over again. However, it will be in a slightly lesser proportion compared to the one before.
Pennants usually show how the price gets caught up between forming lower lows as they head towards the peak of the pennant, where they have no more room, thus causing a breakout.
The first pattern started its formation on December 27, 2018, and it proceeded to ricochet between the trend lines consistently. The price broke out of the pennant pattern caused a massive spike of 6.56% as the prices rose from $3,838 to $4,090, The spike was followed by a sideways movement, which caused a sudden collapse in prices.
Fibonacci Retracement
The sudden collapse in the prices took place in two distinct steps, which occurred at the 0.618 Fibonacci level. The 0.618 level or the 61.8% level is deemed as the most important level by most traders. The price drop happened from $4,026 to $3,618, making a pit stop at $3,812, which, in total, was a drop of 10.13%. By observation, it can also be noted that the second collapse was almost half of the first one.
The second pattern that formed, followed the footsteps of the previous pattern and the price broke out of the pennant at $3,625 and reached $3,728, which was a total percentage increase of approximately 3%, which is half of the previous breakout. This followed by yet another sideways/downtrend movement, which collapsed again at the same Fibonacci level as the previous pattern. The collapse took place from $3,689 to $3,514 with a stop at $3,587 at the 0.618 or 61.8% Fibonacci level. The total decline was 4.74%, which is approximately half of the previous collapse.
Moreover, before the formation of the second pennant, the sideways movement of the prices found support at 0.886 or 88.6% Fibonacci level of the first pattern which was eventually broken as the prices fell lower.
At the moment, the prices are being supported at the 0.86 or 88.6% Fibonacci level of the second pattern, which is at $3,514, a perfect correlation. If the prices ever decide to break below this support, there is going to be a collapse.
Source: TradingView
The one-day chart also shows a consistent downtrend with prices forming lower lows, indicating a strong bear trend for Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s fall into the abyss is currently being supported by two supports, the first and the imminent support is at $3,477, which was tested multiple times. The second support is the lowest that Bitcoin reached in 2018, which is at $3,139.
The volume indicator shows a very important indication of decreasing volume that has been in play since mid-November, which confirms that the price will undergo a massive and sudden change in the future.
The change, as per the technicals, indicates that the price should move downwards, however, the prices could go either way.
The Relative Strength Index also shows a declining trend, indicating that the selling momentum for Bitcoin is increasing.
The one-hour chart shows a recurring pattern in which the prices are being supported at the 0.86 Fibonacci level. If the price ever decides to drop to below the current support it would face the next immediate support at $3,136. In a worst-case scenario, the price would go into a free fall until $1,900 and the price was last seen at this point on July 14, 2017.
If the breakout happens to the upside then the price would have no resistance until $4,422 to $5,000, where the prices will be tested before it moves up. However, the one-day chart shows a declining volume trend, which indicates a strong movement in price that might happen in a few days.
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Bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrency exchanges are not money transmitters under MTA, says State of Pennsylvania

The State of Pennsylvania has released a statement on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on their official portal. This guidance is in relation to the Money Transmitter Act [MTA] aka Money Transmission Business Licensing Law applicable to virtual currency exchanges.
The official statement also reveals that the Department of Banking and Securities [DoBS] of Pennsylvania has received multiple inquiries from businesses engaged in providing services related to buying, selling and trading cryptocurrencies. This was followed by the DoBS stating that the guidance is being published as they will not be addressing all the requests on a case-by-case basis.
According to MTA, money is defined as currency or legal tender that is recognized as a medium of exchange. To add on, the law of Pennsylvania stated that currency issued by the US government is only recognized as money in Pennsylvania. Due to this, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are not classified as money according to the act. The statement also points that in the US, there has been not a single jurisdiction that has declared digital currency as a legal tender.
“…Thus, in order to “transmit” money under the MTA, fiat currency must be transferred with or on behalf of an individual to a 3rd party, and the money transmitter must charge a fee for the transmission”
They stated that a majority of the requests related to guidance on the applicability of the MTA were from cryptocurrency exchanges that were web-based. This was further followed by the DoBS deeming that these platforms are “not money transmitters” under the Money Transmitter Act.
“The Platforms, while never directly handling fiat currency, transact virtual currency settlements for the users and facilitate the change in ownership of virtual currencies for the users. There is no transferring money from a user to another user or 3rd party, and the Platform is not engaged in the business of providing payment services or money transfer services.”
The DoBS also gave an official statement on Kiosks and ATMs. They said:
“In both the one-way and two-way Kiosk systems, there is no transfer of money to any third party. The user of the Kiosk merely exchanges fiat currency for virtual currency and vice versa, and there is no money transmission. Thus, the entities operating the Kiosks would not be money transmitters under the MTA.”
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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies must migrate from PoW, says Bank for International Settlement in a research paper

Bitcoin’s search volume for the global market as a whole piqued in Q4 of 2017 when it’s price hit an all-time high of ~$20,000.
This search volume for Bitcoin far exceeded that of Gold, Silver, US Dollar. Much of the appeal/attraction for Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies comes from the fact that there is no central controlling authority and the fact that one can be their own bank.
As exciting and promising Bitcoin sounds, a paper published by Bank for International Settlements says otherwise. The paper titled “Beyond the doomsday economics of “proof-of-work” in cryptocurrencies” mentions how Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work [PoW] consensus mechanism has two flaws. The paper also touches on the economics of Bitcoin and PoW, whilst imploring what the future might hold for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that are based on similar consensus algorithms.
The first limitation that the paper stated was that Proof-of-Work axiomatically requires high transaction costs to ensure payment finality.
As per Satoshi Nakamoto, double-spending is an attack by a large miner controlling a significant fraction of the network’s computational power. The paper stated:
“Nakamoto’s definition of payment finality (although not explicitly spelled out as such) is thus operational: the deeper a payment is buried in the ledger, the less likely an adversary with given computational resources will succeed in a double-spending attack.”
Double-spending on such a network of nodes would actually be more profitable than mining, hence, the blockchain for Bitcoin includes “economic payment finality” –  the instant that payment to another party is completed, at which point the receiving institution has irrevocable access to the money.
This can be avoided by incentivizing miners with a very high required ratio of income as compared to the transaction volume [the amount that can be double-spent].
Moreover, the paper provided a rough example that the mining income must amount to 8.3% of the transaction volume, which is a multiple of the transactions fees in today’s mainstream payment services.
The second limitation that the paper stated was that the system cannot generate transaction fees in line with the goal of guaranteeing payment security and that the system either works below capacity and users’ incentives to set transaction fees are very low or the system gets congested and suffers scalability issues.
Furthermore, the paper noted:
“Underlying this is a key externality: the proof-of-work and hence the level of security is determined at the level of the block one’s transaction is included in, with protection also being provided by the proofs-of-work for subsequent blocks… While each user would benefit from high transaction fee income for the miner, the incentives to contribute with one’s own fee are low.”
The paper concluded that PoW can only achieve payment security if mining income is high, but the transaction market for Bitcoin will not be able to generate an adequate level of income. As a result, the liquidity is set to deteriorate substantially in the future.
The paper stated:
“A simple model suggests that ultimately, it could take nearly a year, or 50,000 blocks, before a payment could be considered “final”.”
Moreover, the research indicated that the second-layer solutions for Bitcoin and other PoW-based assets like the Lightning Network or Sidechains can improve the economics of payment security but they in themselves still face scaling issues.
Due to the above-mentioned facts, the liquidity of Bitcoin and other digital assets that have forked from Bitcoin and PoW based cryptocurrencies will eventually need to migrate from PoW consensus algorithm to a more fitting and evolving consensus algorithm.
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BitMax.io goes beyond industry norm to support and advance listing partners

As a leading third-generation digital asset trading platform, BitMax.io [BTMX.com] has continued to grow its partnership network rapidly. With primary objective to list only top-tier quality projects in the crypto-space, BitMax.io goes beyond industry norm and strives to advance its listing partners by leveraging the strong relationship they have built with their users and community through multiple channels.
Joint Events
BitMax.io is widely known for its highly interactive communities on such popular social platforms as Telegram, Twitter, WeChat, and Weibo. With steady growth, the exchange has obtained over 35,000 loyal members with diverse background and from geographic regions.
In an effort to educate the users, BitMax.io frequently conducts joint-AMA sessions with listing partners. Such joint effort not only helps generating excitement but also broadens the discussion to the new projects among platform users.
BitMax.io also launches client acquisition campaigns for new listings, such as trading competitions and airdrops in which tokens of the newly listed projects are provided for the eligible users as incentives. For example, BitMax.io has recently announced the Lambda New Year Trading Competition. Users who complete the required tasks will be eligible for their share in a prize pool of 1.5 million BTMX and 2 million LAMB tokens.
Furthermore, BitMax.io assists European projects such as LTO Network in building their communities in Asia, while promoting brand awareness for Chinese projects such as CVN and COVA among its English-speaking audience. BitMax.io’s growing global network is a testament to its trading expertise as well as strategic marketing and branding services.
Value-added Advisory Partners
BitMax.io has established itself with solid reputation of transparency and integrity in the crypto-space, which has proved to bring additional benefits for their platform partners. For example, the projects Lambda and CVN were selected to be listed on coinmarketcap.com very shortly after their primary listing on BitMax.io. This can be largely attributable to BitMax.io’s reputation and impressive listing portfolio.
The partnerships between BitMax.io and Lambda, LTO, CVN, and COVA have frequently made headlines on top-tier media outlets such as Nasdaq, China Daily, CCN, Use The Bitcoin, NewsBTC, and AMB Crypto. It is well recognized that BitMax.io can bring more broad-based exposure to its partners and enhance their branding awareness across worldwide audience.
Upcoming Partnership
As part of its mission to provide platform users with exclusive access to top-tier projects, BitMax.io proudly announced the primary listing of Blockchain Exchange Alliance [Token: BXA]. As a technology-oriented digital financial institution, BXA places large emphasis on regulatory compliance and plans to take full advantage of their global network of cryptocurrency exchanges.
With the vision to establish a smart economy with efficient value transfer, their existing infrastructure, such as fiat-to-crypto currency gateways, enables BXA to break free from technical thresholds. They will create fiat-to-crypto trading platforms with deep liquidity and offer a wealth of digital financial services including cryptocurrency trading, real-time payments, security token offerings, and other financial derivatives. With BXA’s commitment to pioneering in their field, the primary listing partnership again highlights the BitMax.io’s proven track record in the highly competitive cryptocurrency exchange space.
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Mastercard fined $640M for cross-border-payment violation; cryptocurrency proponents pushback

Mastercard has been slapped with a €570 million [$650 million] fine by the European Commission for violating a European Union [EU] cross-border payments law. The violation stems from the financial company charging artificial fees on their merchants, as indicated by an EC press release dated 22 January 2019.
This landmark antitrust ruling was announced after a series of investigations by the EU, which concluded that Mastercard charged varied interchange fees depending on the location of the retailer, a breach of the EU’s Single Market rules.
Margrethe Vestager, the commissioner overseeing the competition policy in the EU said that Mastercard violated the EU’s Single Market rules by increasing the cost of card payments through the varied interchange fees charged.
In the EC statement, she said:
“European consumers use payment cards every day, when they buy food or clothes or make purchases online. By preventing merchants from shopping around for better conditions offered by banks in other Member States, Mastercard’s rules artificially raised the costs of card payments, harming consumers and retailers in the EU.”
The investigation into this fee-manipulation began in 2013 when the EC opened a “formal antitrust investigation” against the company to find any violation of cross-border-payments’ laws. It should be noted that Mastercard complied with these investigations, which resulted in a 10 percent decrease in the fine to be paid.
Findings of the investigation revealed that Mastercard’s cross-border acquiring rules resulted in retailers paying more for bank services in order to receive card payments, a cost that would be shared with eventual customers.
Cross-border payment facilitation is a cornerstone of virtual currencies and cryptocurrency proponents are advocating the same in light of the Mastercard fine.
Anthony Pompliano, the founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital stated, tweeted:
“The legacy financial players can only win if you lose — what a horrendous business model. Long Bitcoin, Short the Bankers!”
Calvin Ayre, the founder of Ayre group and Bitcoin SV [BSV] proponent tweeted:
“use Bitcoin BSV to handle payments online and skip the credit card company monopolies.”
Despite the controversy, Mastercard’s stocks did not take a massive tumble as they warned stakeholders, while the investigation was underway, regarding the EC fine in 2017 and also included the same in a 2018 quarter report.
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Cardano [ADA] Technical Analysis: Token dwelling in the bearish zone despite a slight rise

The top-ten cryptocurrencies on the CoinMarketCap has witnessed a modest leap in its valuation in the last 24 hours along with the eleventh-largest digital currency Cardano [ADA]. After a momentary decline in its price in the evening of 23 January, ADA has managed to gear up steadily, exhibiting a bullish second half later that day.
At the time of writing, ADA held a market cap of $1.12 billion, priced at $0.043. The trading volume recorded for the coin was $22.03 million with a slim gain of 1.92%.
Source: Trading View
During the one-hour time frame, Cardano [ADA] registered a low-key uptrend from of $0.042 to $0.044, the corresponding downtrend recorded was from $0.046 to $0.044. Immediate resistance was marked at $0.044 and that of immediate support at $0.043.
The Bollinger Bands predicts a rise in price volatility for the ADA coin during the mid of 23, January. This indicates a potential price fluctuation in the already unstable crypto market.
The Klinger Oscillator also marks the coin following a bearish pattern with the signal line treading above the reading line.
Further, the Awesome Indicator graph also depicts a bearish trend with the lines in red.
Source: Trading View
Cardano [ADA] experienced a significant uptrend of $0.043 from $0.030. However, the coin fell through massively and sustained a downtrend from $0.081 to $0.051. The coin held an initial resistance at $0.046 and the support at $0.041.
With dotted lines aligned right above the candles, Parabolic SAR depicts the coin in the bearish sphere despite early morning gains.
The MACD indicator pictures a bearish spiral for the coin with the MACD line positioned below the Signal line.
The Chaikin Money Flow, predicts a bearish market for ADA with the graph hovering a little below the zero-line, indicating a flush out of money from the market.
Although the CMF indicator indicates the coin heading towards a bullish zone in the near future, with the graph very close to the zero-line, all the other indicators for the two time periods showed a strong pull towards the bear’s territory.
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London Stock Exchange enters the cryptocurrency market; Partners with Hong Kong-based exchange

The London Stock Exchange today took a major step towards correcting the skewed perception the general public has about the speculative field of cryptocurrencies by agreeing to sell some of its trading technology to a Hong Kong-based digital assets exchange.
The deal, made by the London Stock Exchange Group with the fintech company Atom Group for its digital assets exchange AAX comes at a time when genuine concerns about the safety, legality and regulatory environment over cryptocurrencies remain. Under the deal, the LSEG will be equipping AAX with the latest Millennium technology to help match trades on the Hong Kong-based exchange.
With this technology, AAX will be able to deliver high performances, even at peak-time trading periods, while also simultaneously giving assurances in the face of rising security concerns.
In a statement, Ann Neidenbach, Chief Information Officer, LSEG said,
“We are delighted to have been selected by Atom to provide a best-in-class technology solution to help power its new exchange. It underlines Millennium Exchange’s reputation for performance, scalability, flexibility and reliability and we look forward to working with the AAX team ahead of the launch in the first half.”
This new acquisition of the Millennium technology by the Hong Kong-based digital assets company would come as a confidence booster for an industry that has of late been plagued by a lot of security concerns. Although the technology behind cryptocurrencies, blockchain, remains a uniquely difficult system to penetrate, several people have been able to get away with scams and heists for a while now. This has not only helped sustain the perception associated with cryptocurrencies but, has also kept traditional investors away.
However, that may change as soon as digital assets exchanges such as AAX start using secure technologies such as Millennium. By adopting a technology with a great track record, cryptocurrency exchanges can assure traders and prospective investors about the safety and security of all their digital assets.
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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] escapes the bear as price shoots up by more than 7%

As the cryptocurrency market enters the last week of January, the behavior of tokens have also seen a change as some coins are in the green while others are still bleeding. The sporadic movement has been ongoing for quite some time now, with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin [BTC], XRP and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] all suffering the same fate, until today.
On January 23, Bitcoin Cash saw a resurgence with the prices climbing on the charts. At the time of writing, BCH was rising by 7.06%, with a total market cap of $2.295 billion. The cryptocurrency was trading for $129.85 and had a 24-hour market volume of $276.262 million.

The chart showed that over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin Cash had climbed from a bottom of $119.94 to reach a peak of $130.42, before settling at its current price. The Chaikin Money Flow indicator on the chart also points to a significant spike, a sign of the massive amounts of money coming into the market during the price rally.
The total trade volume of BCH was majorly split between three exchanges: LBank, Huobi Global and P2PB2B. LBank had a grasp on $22.821 million worth of BCH trade while Huobi Global and P2PB2B saw BCH transactions worth $35.191 million taking place on the platform.
Bitcoin Cash has been in the news multiple times over the last few weeks, mainly due to updates and comments from its proponents. Roger Ver, the Chief Executive Officer of Bitcoin.com and one of the most vocal supporters, had recently announced that Bitcoin.com’s wallet will receive its update soon. The news had also rallied users of the wallet, one member even listing out the features needed in the update; spend and replace built right into the wallet, strong privacy thanks to Coinshuffle, and improving the transaction creation, signing, and broadcasting speed.
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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Technical Analysis: Bears charge towards BCH following weekend decline

Bitcoin Cash [BCH], the fourth-largest cryptocurrency has been pushed down due to the bearish market forces yet again. The collective cryptocurrency market fell by a massive $5 billion over the weekend and since correcting forces have not stepped in yet, the market cap is languishing at $118 billion, its lowest since mid-December.
At press time, BCH has declined marginally against the US dollar in terms of 24-hour price change, however, the market cap of the coin has fallen to $2.14 billion, just $20 million ahead of EOS [EOS], in the fifth place.
In terms of exchange-volume dominance, Bitcoin Cash [BCH] is being traded the most on P2PB2B with the following three trading pairs: BCH/USD, BCH/ETH, and BCH/BTC accounting for the following share: 8.24 percent, 7.51 percent, and 7.43 percent respectively. The next two exchanges holding maximum BCH volumes are HitBTC and LBank.

The one-hour Bitcoin Cash trendline boasts two prominent downtrends with contrasting severities. The first occurring prior to last weekend extends from $130.02 to $127.2, the second beginning at the close of the weekend extended from $128.49 to $$121.47. A meager uptrend was also noticed from $127.16 to $129.5.
Bitcoin Cash’s immediate support level is pegged at $119.64, which the coin is hovering over. The immediate resistance level of the coin is $123.07, which the coin slipped below on 20 January. The other resistance and support level of the coin is at $130.43 and $125.37.
The Bollinger Bands point to a decline in the volatility of Bitcoin Cash, as the weekend’s price fluctuations have stabilized. The Moving Average line points to a bearish trend in the market.
The Fisher Transform indicator points to a bearish market as the Fisher line has overtaken the Trigger Line.
The Awesome Oscillator indicates that the Bitcoin Cash market has been taken over by the bears, as the AO line is below 0.

The one-day trend line boasts a significant downtrend during the Bitcoin Cash hardfork that split the coin in two and sent the market into a spiral. The first downtrend began prior to the hardfork and extended from $854.67 to $452.38, 47.06 percent decline, and the second one, post the November hardfork extended from $628.38 to $134.94, a whopping 78.52 percent decline.
The immediate key support level of the coin stands at $72.09, which the coin has not come close to since mid-December. The immediate key resistance level stands at $197.80, which the coin fell below at the beginning of the month. The previous support level stood at 411.52. The previous resistance levels were pegged at $650.38 and $628.38 respectively.
The Chaikin Money Flow points to withdrawal of money from Bitcoin Cash as the CMF line has dipped below 0.
The MACD Line points to a mildly bearish trend. Bitcoin Cash almost broke into a bullish territory at the beginning of the year but because of the bearish pressure, it failed to escape.
The Parabolic SAR points to a bearish market as the dotted line is aligned above Bitcoin Cash’s trend line.
In the short term, Bitcoin Cash [BCH] has severely declined as the week began, trading at a low of around $119.34, while last week it saw a high of $131.69. However, in the long-run, the bears have softened their grip on the BCH market, as the trend line looks to stabilize and major indicators point to only a marginal bearish momentum for the coin.
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Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver may get served with legal notice from Gregory Maxwell

The co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer [CTO] of Blockstream Bitcoin Core [BTC], Gregory Maxwell is seeking legal relief against Bitcoin Cash proponent and the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, over a libel.
The said legal relief will be sought by Maxwell on the grounds of the libelous accusation made by Roger Ver on Reddit, reported Coingeek. In the subreddit r/Bitcoin, Ver claimed that Maxwell “may have been involved with the hacking and vote manipulation false flag ‘attack’”. Ver went ahead and called Maxwell “a crook.”
Maxwell did not take Ver’s statement lightly, and sent a response to Ver stating,
“As I previously warned, if you or your staff continued to post untruthful malicious defamation about me I would take legal action against you and your companies.”
Maxwell added:
“I see you have again posted an outrageously untrue claim that I engaged in unlawful and unethical behavior, relying on your privileged position as moderator of the subreddit to fraudulently convince others of the truthfulness of these untrue claims.”
Maxwell did not stop at that and warned the CEO of Bitcoin.com to retain all records and communication related to him. Maxwell concluded the note by saying:
“I regret that [it] has come to this, but your continued violence against me offers me no alternative.”
According to the publication, Maxwell offered assistance to Dr. Craig Wright and nchain. In a mail, Maxwell wrote that he understands how Roger Ver, Rick Falkvinge, Olivier Janssens, and Jihan Wu have been “attacking you in public and trying to distance BCH from you.” Maxwell further added that all of them previously believed in Wright as per his knowledge. Maxwell continued in the mail stating:
“The cracks created by Peter Rizun and his staff seem to be widening at an exponential pace and are now starting to encompass people (such as the above) that previously couldn’t be convinced by any argument to align against you. It seems to me that it is simply a matter of time before a forceful public denunciation by someone previously cited as proof of your merit, such as Gavin, brings things crashing down around you.”
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Cardano [ADA] Technical Analysis: Bear holds strong on to the token’s future

The eleventh-largest cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap, Cardano [ADA] exhibited a uniform price during the first part of the January 20. A gradual decline in its valuation was noted later in the day followed by a steady surge during the first half of the next day. Cardano developer, Charles Hoskinson, hosted his latest impromptu AMA session last week, disclosing the launch of a revamped Daedalus wallet structure in its 1.5 version, which would aid the coin’s scaling up the process.
At the time of writing, ADA held a market cap of $1.110 billion. The coin was priced at $0.043 and the volume of coins traded accounted for over $16.5 million, with a decline of 0.89%.
Source: Trading View
The uptrend registered by the coin during the one-hour period tallied from $0.045 to $0.046 and a downtrend from $0.046 to $0.043. The first resistance was marked at $0.044 and the immediate support at $0.042.
The Bollinger Bands indicator exhibits a contraction in the graph, depicting a decline in price volatility of the market.
The Awesome Indicator depicts a bearish pattern in the coin’s price, with the lines turning green.
The Klinger Oscillator shows a bearish market trend for the coin.
Source: Trading View
The one-day ADA graph shows an uptrend from $0.030 to $0.041 in its price, accompanied by a whopping downtrend from $0.077 to $0.046. The coin has faced an immediate resistance at $0.05 and support at $0.037.
The Parabolic SAR indicator traces a bearish market pattern for the coin, with the series of dotted line aligned above the candles.
The MACD indicator for the same time period also forecasts a bearish pattern, with the MACD line below the signal line.
The Chaikin Money Flow graph lies below the zero-line, which depicts that the price of the coin is following a bearish trend with money flowing out of the market.
As indicated by the indicators MACD, CMF and Parabolic SAR on the one-day chart and the AI and Klinger Oscillator on the one-hour chart, the future of ADA still lies in the bear’s realm.
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XRP/USD Technical Analysis: Market suffocates cryptocurrency as prices remain unchanged

The cryptocurrency market’s volatile nature has been prolonged with a majority of the top coins suffering the same fate. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin [BTC], XRP and Ethereum have been going through a mixed phase of bullish and bearish trends, sometimes taking the side of the bull for a longer time. XRP, at the time of writing, had a bearish undertone, which was reflected by most of the other cryptocurrencies too.

XRP’s one-hour graph paints the picture of a cryptocurrency undergoing sideways movement as a result of the unmoving market. XRP’s immediate support has been holding at $$0.318 while the resistance is at $0.343. The downtrend brought the prices down from $0.337 to $0.322.
The Relative Strength Index shows the graph staying in the middle of the overbought zone and the oversold zone. The hold in the middle is a sign of a relative equilibrium between the buying pressure and the selling pressure.
The MACD indicator comprises of the signal line and the MACD line moving as a conjoined pair after a bearish turn. The MACD histogram, on the other hand, is a mix of both bearish and bullish signals.

The one-day graph for XRP bears a resemblance to the one-hour graph as both shows sideways price movement. The long-term support is currently at $0.262 while the recent downtrend resulted in the price falling to $0.374 from $0.515.
The Chaikin Money Flow indicator has taken a steep dip below the zero line. This is a sign of the capital leaving the market increasing in momentum compared to the capital coming into the market.
The Awesome Oscillator has shown a dip in its graph when placed side by side with the other time periods. The lull in the graph signifies the lack of market momentum.
The above-mentioned indicators all point to a bear regime, with an extended bear run predicted. As the investor sentiment sours due to the unmoving market, proponents of the field expectantly wait for the market to go green before recording the longest bear market in the history of cryptocurrencies.
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