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Regulators In Bitcoin's Top Market Is Doing This To Curb Speculation

Besides Nerayoff, support for Ethereum has also arrived from other experts such as Lex Sokolin, another cryptocurrency expert.

Before the development in bitcoin price took place, people were even unknown with the name of cryptocurrency, let alone the phenomenon of it.

While Bitcoin was created to function as a decentralized, peer-to-peer electronic payment system, counterpart Ethereum, in contrast, was created to be much more than just a cryptocurrency. At the beginning of previous year, the price of a Bitcoin was below $1,000. Some 55 billion Ripple coins are locked up in escrow and only 1 million coins can be released per month, indicating that there are 45 months to release the remaining Ripple currency.

Why Ripple is the currency of the year.

Ethereum had an estimated $110 billion market cap at close.

The graph shows ups and lows of Bitcoin in 2017 in terms of price, market cap and 24-hour trade volume. Those who seek to profit quickly by investing in cryptocurrencies need to do so with caution. Veture capitalist Tim Draper has even called blockchain the "biggest thing since the internet". For the week so far, Ripple is down around 40% since last Thurs when it reached an all time high of $3.84 and a market capitalization of nearly $149M.

In this webinar we discussed the current state of the cryptocurrency market with Bitcoin taking a back seat for once to various other crypto-coins including Ripple (XRP), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC).

The huge amount of a market cap in the currency market is sure giving Ripple the edge a currency needs to make the mark in the market.

Cryptocurrencies have been known to trade at significant premiums in South Korea, often times many magnitudes higher than on other exchanges, due to localized demand and strict national controls on capital movement.

Ripple continues to dish out some major loss as it struggles ahead of the rough week for massive criticisms from analysts; the price was heavily weighed down after the news broke out on South Korean's possible plan to omit its exchanges policies for Ripple.

The news hasn't been great for cryptocurrencies all around. The exchange charge 1% fee on trading, which is very high now among the other players in the market. The Ripple price then started an upward climb that would almost reach $3.85 before this week's woes.

Bitcoin's value over the last nine years fluctuated dramatically with a hacking scandal, exchange failures, forks, patchy use and slow public adoption.

"Ripple has really been very proactive in working with financial institutions, working with the banks, with the payment providers", Garlinghouse told Fox News.

Another issue facing the network is that the network nodes have been unable to sync to the blockchain. It was launched in March 2016 with the direct partnership of Ripple Lab. This is going to resolve the long-standing issue of payment delays and exchange of currencies.

Ethereum works with smart contracts which run on the blockchain. Similarly, Ripple is also open to such options when it comes to trading.

Ripple's currency XRP fell more than 30 percent on the day, after hitting an all-time peak of around $3.84. When you look at the Corda platform and capabilities, it certainly has similarities to a blockchain though it has no currency, and no mining.

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