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Is The Tron Coin An Overhyped Cryptocurrency?

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Is The Tron Coin An Overhyped Cryptocurrency?

Tron (TRX) could be overhyped going by the recent loss in its market ranking, not minding the continuous developments within its blockchain.

This is after its founder, Justin Sun gave his target for the year which was for it to attain the 4th position in the market ranking. The end of the first quarter had shown that the coin could actually be overhyped.

Some of the reasons why this position could be correct are:
1) It is occupying a lower position at the end of the first quarter
2) Its partnerships with Binance could not be justified
3) The number of updates did not improve its price
4) Its increase in user base could not justify its present performance

It is occupying a lower position at the end of the first quarter

At the beginning of the year after Tron Foundation CEO, Justin Sun gave his vision for TRX for the year 2019, many fans of the token were glad and hoped that this year will be a year of recovery of lost fortune due to the crypto winter of 2018. At the beginning of the year, the coin was at the 10th position but is present at the 11th spot irrespective of the high expectations for the coin reboun.

Its partnership with Binance could not be justified

When the Tron team announced in January that they will be launching the BitTorrent token (BTT) with one of the support arm of Binance, The Binance Launchpad and that the holders of the BTT would be rewarded with the TRX token. This led to a high demand for TRX. Between then and now, one could agree that the price of the coin is lower even though the BTT token is traded in various exchanges.

The number of updates did not improve its price

One of the top coins with continuous updates is TRX. However, these updates had not translated to improved price for the cryptocurrency. Which shows that all the recent data around the coin due to these updates are irrelevant and that the crypto could be overhyped.

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Peter Schiff Warns Of A Possible Crash Of Bitcoin Below $2,000

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Peter Schiff Warns Of A Possible Crash Of Bitcoin Below $2,000

Peter Schiff, a stockbroker, and financial commentator took to Twitter recently to voice his opinion on the direction of BTC. Though he said the crypto asset is on his way to $6K, however, warns that things can go worse, driving price below to $2K.

A Possible Crash Below $2,000 For Bitcoin (BTC)

Peter Schiff, is known for his love for gold while exhibiting intense hate for bitcoin. However, he has kept an eye on bitcoin, updating the community about its impending crashes to prove his point that bitcoin is worthless.

Though he admitted possessing some bitcoin, his recent tweet still shows he doesn’t see the asset as a wise choice for smart investors.

Peter Schiff, in his recent tweet, expressed how horrible things were looking for bitcoin. According to Mr Schiff, bitcoin is in a move to complete a popular pattern, the head-and-shoulder, which will see the asset drop in value to about $6,000. Furthermore, he opines that bitcoin could slump drastically below the $2,000 mark if the pattern is completed.

While many do not agree with Peter Schiff, some others think bitcoin crashing below $2,000 would be an opportunity to buy more bitcoin.

All these, however, is happening at a time when the institutional traders are trying to pick some interest in bitcoin as trading on the futures exchange, Bakkt, continues to rise.

At the time of writing, bitcoin is currently trading at $8,062.72, with a market cap of over $145 billion according to CoinMarketCap.

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Ripple Sends $26 Million Worth of XRP to Jed McCaleb, XRP Army Fears Another Dump in Price

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Ripple Sends $26 Million Worth of XRP to Jed McCaleb, XRP Army Fears Another Dump in Price

Time and again, several members of the XRP community have opined that the massive dump of the crypto asset in the market has impacted on its price, negatively. Now, there are speculations for another dip in XRP’s price. The latter is after Whale Alert informed on September 7, 2019, that 100 million XRP tokens have been transferred to Jed McCaleb, Ripple’s co-founder. 

Ripple Sends XRP Worth About $26 Million to McCaleb’s Wallet

According to Whale Alert, Ripple transferred 100 million XRP valued at $26,322,440 to Jed McCaleb’s wallet. The transfer has led to the sentiment in the crypto space that XRP might tank below its $0.262 price today. Also, the opinion is due to McCaleb’s reputation for dumping huge amounts of XRP in the market.

McCaleb is Ripple’s co-founder, and in 2014, Ripple transferred 9 billion XRP to him as his share for founding the company in 2012. However, the blockchain company entered a seven-year agreement with McCaleb to control how much XRP he can sell in the market yearly.

Per the agreement, the co-founder could sell $10,000 worth of XRP per week in the first year, $20,000 per week in the second, third, and fourth years, and “750 million XRP per year for the fifth and sixth years.” In the same vein, he could choose to dump 1 billion XRP yearly for the seventh year, and 2 billion XRP yearly after the seventh year.

McCaleb’s Dump of XRP Impacts of Asset’s Market Price

Given that this is the fifth year since the agreement was made, McCaleb can choose to dump thousands of XRP tokens daily. In 2014 when he announced his plans to sell a significant part of his XRP holdings, the value of the asset declined by 40%. As such, the continuous dump of the asset has also been pointed out as one of the reasons why it is not spiking like other top cryptocurrencies.

Asides from being reputable in the XRP community, McCaleb is also a name associated with Mt Gox, one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges. He founded the platform and sold it off years before its hack. Similarly, McCaleb is the creator of Stellar (XLM), the 11th largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

Nonetheless, the crypto community has aired its views about the potential for McCaleb to release another share of XRP to the market. Crypto BitLord, for instance, said: “Wow. Another cool $26M Jed can unload at market. This shits out of control.” Another remarked that: “know, right?! Private businesses shouldn’t be allowed to exist. The name “Jed” should be banned.”

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