That is the question cryptocurrency aficionados should be asking themselves Wednesday, for the recent sharp plunge in cryptocurrency prices is signaling that the crypto party may be over.
Major cryptocurrencies are edging back up in price after two days of freefall. This cryptocurrency is created to improve liquidity between banks, so they can transfer funds back and forth quickly and cheaply.
However, several governments are still seeking ways to prevent bitcoin market volatility. China and South Korea, two of the biggest markets increased scrutiny of Cryptocurrencies. This proposal can relate to Ethereum and other virtual currencies as well as Bitcoin.
South Korea essentially held the market to ransom as it debated whether to completely shut down all cryptocurrency trading platforms in the country.
Neo and Ethereum are the only altcoins to record Considerable growth in 2018. Bitcoin is having a nightmare month of it, having coughed up close to a third of its price in the space of 30 days. Ripple was among the worst performers during the selloff, but the currency has also led the rally with the gain of more than 70% compared to its Wednesday lows. Bitcoin is slowly reclaiming lost grounds.
The block reward is now 12.5 Bitcoin and at $12,000 per Bitcoin (at the time of writing) this makes it very profitable for miners to maintain the Bitcoin blockchain network.
Bitcoin has all the hallmarks of a speculative bubble but the global economy will be fine even if it bursts, analysts say.
Ripple price (XRP/USD) made a nice upside move from the $0.8500 support against the US Dollar.
Morgan put the kaibosh on the possibility of UK-listed Bitcoin futures, saying it was too soon for such products to be launched, despite the fact that CME has already launched Bitcoin futures in the United States.
The latest ripple prices on CoinMarketCap still exclude prices from some South Korean exchanges, where ripple trades about 20 cents higher. Ripple is however still experiencing growth at the moment.
The tale of Mooncoin in this Saga is one of both success and failure. Prices of coins have always fluctuated and always come back stronger. The UK's financial centre has been the location of 90 per cent of all cryptocurrency roles posted in the past year, no doubt owing to the fact that cryptocurrency's top five employers (Wirex Limited, Blockchain, Broadridge, IBM Business Group, and JW Consulting) all have their UK headquarters in London.
Ripple is somewhat different than many other cryptocurrencies. There need to be lots of actors providing a wide array of goods and services who are all willing to take bitcoin as payment.