Crypto Exchange Bitrue Adds XRP-Based Pairs for ZIL, IOST, GNT, and ICX

On Wednesday (March 27), Singapore-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Bitrue added XRP-based trading pairs for Zilliqa (ZIL), IOST, Golem (GNT), and ICON (ICX), which means that it now offers a total of 35 XRP-based trading pairs.

Bitrue, which was founded in 2018, has quickly become a favorite with members of the XRP community because of the high degree of enthusiasm, support, and transparency shown by its management towards XRP. What is interesting about Bitrue is that it supported XRP as a base currency on the day that its trading platform was launched (19 July 2018).

Here is how Bitrue announced today's news on Twitter:

2019 so far has been a great year for those members of the XRP community that use Bitrue since the exchange has been adding new XRP-based trading pairs at quite a rapid pace:

  • January 3rd: TRON TRX), Stellar (XLM), NEO, Gas (GAS), and OmiseGo (OMG).
  • January 4th: Bee Token (BEE).
  • January 11th: Holo (HOT), Pundi X (NPSX), district0x (DNT), and Propy (PRO).
  • January 18th: EOS, NEM (XEM), and Polymath (POLY).
  • January 28th: VeChain (VET).
  • March 15th: SHACoin (SHA).
  • March 24th: Dash (DASH), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and Storm (STORM).
  • March 27th: Zilliqa (ZIL), IOST, Golem (GNT), and ICON (ICX).

This means that Bitrue now offers a total of 35 XRP-based trading pairs:


Actually, the total number of trading pairs involving XRP is 38 since Bitrue also offers XRP/BTC, XRP/ETC, and XRP/USDT.

As of press time, according to XRP Charts, Bitrue's 24-hour trading volume for XRP is $6,720,553.85 USD, or 3.1% of tital XRP traded.

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Bitcoin Dominance Bump Unlikely to Last — Market Analysis

The entire crypto market seems to be going risk-off and turning to a state of correction, after an excellent start to 2020 throughout January and February which saw significant gains. This is reflected in the brief pop in Bitcoin market dominance. But in the longer term, it’s a different story, and we must always bear in mind the intercourse the conflicting trends of different timeframes – and how they can still agree with each other.

Here, rather than focusing on any specific crypto, we’ll look at the market as a whole using some trusted indicators.

We first look at a small-to-medium-timeframe chart of Bitcoin plus Bitcoin’s market dominance arrayed against the “Others” market dominance, Others being a basket of all altcoins below the top 10. This panoply of charts gives us a broad insight into the whole market.

just some speedbumpsBTC chart by TradingView

During January and some of February, we can see clear risk-taking in the form of a rising altcoin market share. Bitcoin’s price was rising even as its dominance was falling: peak altcoin conditions, where so much buying is coming into the system that more entities are buying Bitcoin than selling Bitcoin for altcoins, even when there is a lot of that.

This pattern has reversed in the past few days, with Bitcoin’s price falling even as its dominance rose, with altcoins being sold back into Bitcoin. The market was overheated in the short term, and people are wisely hedging their profits.

But this trend is unlikely to last. Zooming out and looking at a chart of Ethereum/Bitcoin and both dominance charts again (with Ethereum being a general proxy for the altcoin market), we see a different story.

the bigger picture says the opposite thingETH chart by TradingView

There is a lot going on here. First we can note that Ethereum – again, bearing in mind its role as a general proxy for altcoins – has retaken a very important inflection line that it lost during 2019, the dotted line. It is likely, based on this line retaken last week, that Ethereum is starting a long term uptrend against Bitcoin – and that altcoins in general will do the same in the long term.

Moving to the Bitcoin dominance display in the middle panel, we see an agreement of the above thesis. Bitcoin’s dominance has fallen below its own critical level, namely the area near and above 70%, which BTC held for a while during 2019. This level had not been held since 2017, when Bitcoin put in its all-time-high – and it now looks to be trending steadily away from it again.

This trending away will again provide the space for altcoins to grow in market share, and we have already seen the beginning of this trend during 2020. Perhaps what we have seen was only ‘Round One’.

And moving below to the Others dominance, we see that this indicator has, yet again, taken an important level of 6% and is likely trending away from it. This is the same message in reverse: this level was first tickled during the first real altcoin mega-rally, in the beginning of 2017, and stayed above it for years. It was lost for a time in 2019, about the same time Bitcoin retook its level of 70%.

The larger trends are likely moving in the opposite direction than the shorter ones. Bitcoin's price, based on these indicators, is likely to continue rising even as its market share continues to falls. Altcoins, after years of being battered, are likely to continue gaining market share; and in that situation, the pie can only be getting larger overall.

The views and opinions expressed here do not reflect those of and do not constitute financial advice. Always do your own research.

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