XRP/USD Reject Lower Lows, Short Term Targets at 80 Cents

Latest Ripple News Aside from EOS and Stellar Lumens which are recent inventions, it still beat logic that CoinBase is yet to list XRP. While it is understandable that CoinBase can practice their discretion and list any coin that adheres to their listing framework, XRP is a liquid asset and far more than just being a tradable instrument. The coin is a real utility that banks can use to move funds across the world. As it fashion itself as superior alternative to SWIFT—a global payment system that has been in…

It’s Hard to Short Crypto – And That’s Propping Up Prices, Study Finds

The contentious nature of the ecosystem around cryptocurrencies is partly what gives them value – academics call it “belief heterogenity.” But discord and personal sentiment alone isn’t enough to keep prices above zero, according to research from Wang Chun Wei, Ph.D., a finance lecturer at the University of Queensland in Australia. According to Wei, if it was easier to bet against cryptocurrency prices through short positions – when someone borrows, then sells an asset with the expectation of buying it back at a lower price in an effort to make a…

The Number of Bitcoin Short Positions Just Hit a 3-Month Low

The bearish sentiment around bitcoin sank to three-month lows earlier today as short positions placed on crypto exchange Bitfinex fell to their lowest level since August 5th. At approximately 11:00 UTC, the number of short positions dropped to 21,434, which represents a 33 percent drop in the past eight days alone. During the same time, longs – or positions that are betting on an increase in bitcoin’s price – also witnessed a notable increase of 10 percent, the current number of which (24,410) marks a three-week high. Indeed, the sentiment here seems…