From the price of Bitcoin in 2019 to a comparison between XRP and fiat, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
After a rough year for Bitcoin and crypto prognosticators, predictions for the year ahead are starting to roll in. The UK media outlet Verdict asked five cryptocurrency strategists and executives where they think the price of Bitcoin will be in 12 months.
The most bullish response came from the head of trading at Quantatex Mitch Blakeway, who predicts a return to $20,000.
The most bearish outlook is from Joel Kruger, currency trader at JKonFX and FX strategist at LMAX Exchange, who believes Bitcoin will trade in the $5,000 to $8,000 range by the end of 2019.
You can check out the full line of predictions here.
Ripple and XRP
Ripple is gearing up for an ask-me-anything with CEO Brad Garlinghouse, starting Tuesday, December 18 at 10:30 a.m. PST. You can submit questions by responding to the tweet below.
Meanwhile, Ripple CTO David Schwartz just sat down for an interview with the Internet History Podcast.
Schwartz talks about the tech powering Ripple’s cross-border payment solutions, XRP’s advantages over fiat and the company’s overall strategy for adoption.
Ethereum is about to shoot into orbit, so to speak.
According to a press release, Ethereum now has a satellite named after it. XYO’s first blockchain-based satellite, the “EtherX,” will rocket into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 in late 2019.
Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin Cash
Circle’s Invest app has just added support for Bitcoin SV (BSV) after resuming trading for Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
The app is designed to give retail investors a fully regulated way to create a portfolio. Goldman Sachs-backed Circle has built a crypto ecosystem that includes Circle Invest for investors, Circle Trade for over-the-counter crypto trading and crypto exchange Poloniex.
BSV is now available on Circle Invest and BCH trading has been re-enabled!
— Circle Invest (@circleinvest) December 12, 2018
Stellar (XLM) is about to be listed on Canada-based crypto exchange CoinField. It will be paired with XRP and available to buy using a number of fiat currencies.
Stellar Lumens #XLM will be listed on CoinField as #XRPBASED pair "XLM/XRP" along with 6 direct fiat pairings: USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY & AED.@StellarOrg @StellarLumens @KingRippleXRP @niccary @RealJohnDough @Ripple_XRP1 @xrp_news @XRPtheone @XRPstreetTEAM @XrpCenter @BankXRP pic.twitter.com/PVAtkW0PhY
— Bob Ras (@bobrasX) December 12, 2018
A new decentralized exchange is now up and running on the Tron Network. TRXMarket is designed to let users trade TRC20 tokens through the TronLink browser extension.
Breaking news! #TRXMarket the first ever decentralized exchange of TRC20 token based on #TRON was launched at 04:00(UTC) on Dec 12. We’ve listed #BET #FUN and #GOC today. $TRX #TRON Get started to trade on #TRXMarket! Visit?https://t.co/4P0DXV7mOF @justinsuntron @TronFoundation
— PoloniDEX (@PoloniDEX) December 12, 2018