Shocking! ‘Bitcoin Wins the Trade War’ as Chinese Investors Pile In

By CCN: Bitcoin is on a tear as the price of the flagship cryptocurrency has gone supersonic in 2019. It is widely believed that bitcoin’s remarkable rally is a result of booming institutional interest in the cryptocurrency, as investors are looking for alternative asset classes to park their funds at a time when the stock market is in turmoil and the global economy is on edge. But it looks like institutional buying isn’t the only catalyst driving bitcoin’s price. The Chinese are reportedly piling into bitcoin, believing it to be…

Ripio Is Launching a Crypto Exchange for 3 Latin American Nations

UPDATE May 16, 18:30: The article was updated with new information from Ripio on the exchange launch date. ––––––––– Ripio, a startup that’s been working to boost crypto adoption in Argentina, is opening a new exchange platform for three Latin American markets. The exchange will operate in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, though due to regulatory hurdles, only fixed-price purchases will be available for Mexican users, Ripio CEO Sebastian Serrano told CoinDesk at Consensus 2019. The company already offers a crypto wallet and peer-to-peer lending, and is launching over-the-counter (OTC) trading for…

Bitcoin Faces Price Correction Toward $7.6K, Technical Charts Suggest

View Bitcoin printed a 10-month high of $8,390 earlier today only to fall back quickly below $8,000, strengthening the bearish divergence of the 4-hour chart relative strength index (RSI). The daily RSI is also teasing bearish divergence. BTC risks falling to a potential double-top neckline at $7,619. A break lower would open the doors to sub-$7,000 levels (target as per the measured height method). The case for correction in the next day or two would weaken if the price rises back above $8,300. Bitcoin (BTC) could be in for a…

Ripple (XRP) Price Skyrockets: More Gains Above $0.50, $0.52 Likely

Ripple price extended its rally above the $0.4500 and $0.4700 resistances against the US dollar. The price tested the $0.4800 area and it looks set to extend gains above $0.5000. Yesterday’s highlighted important ascending channel is intact with support near $0.4390 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). There were sharp gains in Ethereum above $250 and $260, opening the doors for $300. Ripple price started a significant upward move against the US Dollar and bitcoin. XRP broke $0.4750 and it looks set to surpass…