The Leading Cryptocurrency Stories for 18th April 2018

The Leading Cryptocurrency Stories for 18th April 2018
April 18, 2018

Cryptocurrency market continues to stay bullish, following the reversal last week. There were some notable developments in the past few days. Barclays, which is one of the banks that advocated against the cryptocurrencies earlier this year, is now having a dialogue with its clients to determine whether to open a cryptocurrency trading desk. According to the bank, there are plenty of hedge funds which are looking for a bank to handle transactions.

In the US, Coinbase, which acquired Cipher Browser last week, made another acquisition, rather large, this week. The cryptocurrency exchange acquired for $100 million. is a paid email and social media network. The app users are paid in Bitcoin. The CEO and founder of, Balaji Srinivasan, was made the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Coinbase.

Fortune 500 company Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) has partnered with a consortium of Indian insurance companies to develop a blockchain solution that will facilitate data-sharing. This would prevent the risk of data breaches, money-laundering, and fraud. The insurance companies will also be able to serve its customers better  as blockchain technology would ensure better record-keeping, improve process efficiency, and accelerate turnaround time.

In other news, IBM is partnering with Marsh L.L.C to produce the first commercial blockchain proof of insurance. 

Now, let us visit the stories related to major cryptocurrencies:
Bitcoin (BTC)

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has said that Bitcoin and other digital assets could make the world’s financial system safer. In a blog post, she has mentioned that enterprises which use Bitcoin could coexist with traditional banks. Crypto skeptics often make fun when investors speak about adoption of Bitcoin. A post on Reddit saying “the first signs of Bitcoin going mainstream” triggered a challenge among crypto enthusiasts to share pictures of stories accepting Bitcoin in their own countries. It is definitely worth to have a look at those pictures. Another argument, which is often made by skeptics, is that Bitcoin is used for illegal purposes. The argument is blown away by a report released by “The Foundation For Defense of Democracies”. The report claims that less than 1% of Bitcoins in circulation is used for illegal purposes

Our Forex Trading Plan

Bitcoin Cash. As the price chart indicates, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has started rising after testing a strong support at 630. The MACD histogram also has a positive reading. Therefore, we are expecting the BCHUSD pair to rally further. The next major resistance for the cryptocurrency pair is only at 870.

In order to gain from the uptrend, we may use one of our Forex trading accounts to open a long position in the BCHUSD pair. We would look for an opportunity to open the long position near 765, with a stop loss order below 720. We would book profit by diluting the long position near 850 levels.

Bitcoin Cash - Technical Analysis - 18th April 2018


Our Binary Options Trading Plan

Dash. Dash, the anonymous private currency, is our choice of asset to trade in the cryptocurrency market for two reasons. Firstly, the DASHUSD pair has a strong resistance only at 430 levels. Secondly, the RSI indicator is above the reading of 50. This indicates bullishness in the DASHUSD pair. Therefore, we can expect a continuation of the current uptrend.

To profit from the uptrend, we are considering investing in a call option, which is valid for a period of one week. We prefer to establish a trade when Dash trades at about $350 in the crypto market.

Dash - Technical Analysis - 18th April 2018

Disclaimer: The trading analysis offered here is our opinion. It is not provided as trading advice, merely an indication of our trading plan. We cannot guarantee success and we encourage traders to incorporate a strong money management strategy to limit losses. Please use this article as part of your own research before formulating strategies prior to trading.

Ian Maguire

Ian Maguire

Ian is our resident contributor to the latest going ons in the cryptomarket, keeping up to date with the latest icos and coins

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