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OmiseGO (OMG): Crypto Exchange & Blockchain Payments Network?

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With the stated aim of “Unbanking the Banked,” OmiseGO might have a strange name, but the company is rolling out a purist offer of cryptocurrency transactionality to the world.

Claiming that “OmiseGO enables financial inclusion and interoperability through the public, decentralized OMG network,” the project’s core, undiluted focus is on becoming a “next-generation financial network and decentralized economy.” Ambitious plans, but the company is finding a niche tying into the Ethereum network to hasten and improve user experience.

Essentially a scaling solution for Ethereum-based financial transactions, the platform enables real-time P2P transactions with greater speed and transparency. The OmiseGO decentralized network provides rapid, sovereign financial services across applications, geographies and asset classes.

Employing OmiseGO’s white-label SDK, developers can build apps that enable wallet-to-wallet conversions from crypto to fiat currencies, game credits, loyalty points and other currencies.

Billing itself as a “Digital Asset Gateway,” users can also employ OmiseGO to interact with various digital assets that are securely stored on the chain.

Employing Ethereum smart contracts and blockchain consensus, rapid and secure funds clearing is also possible on the network. Users can also entertain diverse crypto interests on the platform, as it enables a decentralized exchange mechanism providing cross-chain and multi-asset interoperability. Secured by Proof of Stake, the project is also confident in the value of the scalability built into the core design.

Benefits of The OmisGO Network

Wallet providers, employing the white-label SDK (software development kit), can access the public network to engage users who want to transact with any digital assets that include many crypto and most fiat currencies.

Essentially a fintech player, security on the platform is watertight, and tying into the Ethereum blockchain makes for safe custody and known validation. Scalability nearly floored Bitcoin in its earlier days and remains an issue with all cryptocurrencies, one that OmiseGO has anticipated and built for.

The Plasma architecture affords unlimited scalability that comes with really fast speeds:that can accommodate “millions, and potentially billions of transactions per second,” according to the developers. When one considers that Visa can handle around 55,000 transactions a second, OmiseGO is emblematic of a new breed of blockchain project that has emerged post the digital coin scalability issues of years past.

OMG is truly decentralized, not being privately owned by a central authority. Rather, it is controlled by the platform’s users and validators (stakers). When staking, token holders validate network transactions while also earning fees thus accrued.

The token value is tied into the network’s uptake, and is expected to grow alongside user statistics for OMG. Apps like wallets are able to interact seamlessly with each other on the OMG network. Users are able to trade diverse crypto assets on the platform, swapping for example Bitcoin for other altcoins or fiat currency, in spite of differing blockchain protocols for each coin.

Plasma Power

OMG has had the pioneering of Ethereum’s Layer 2 Plasma architecture scaling solution firmly in mind in building the platform. Noting that “the OMG network is a proof-of-stake and infinitely scalable Plasma blockchain with a decentralized exchange built into its core consensus layer,” the project’s developers have justifiably made much of their ability to move beyond scaling as an issue at all.

That said, scalability is only demonstrated on demand, yet from Ethereum’s own data as well as current usage data for OMG, it would appear that there can be no stalling on the platform. By adopting the Plasma construction, OMG has enabled a relatively low-cost experience of scalability, security and settlement in financial transactions among its users.

Further to their lengthy white paper, the company’s roadmap outlines the focus post the initial OMG token distribution. Thinking of an ecosystem in which OmiseGO becomes the go-to platform of the cryptosphere, the company is in the process of developing the wallet SDK and DEX, developments seen as vital for the utility of OMG network.

Incorporating Plasma, the OMG platform is a secure, high-speed and cheap option for developers and end-users alike. OMG has collaborated with a number of strategically chosen global investors including leaders of the fintech arena who are strategically positioned to enable global adoption of the OMG network.

The OmiseGO Team

The CEO and founder Jun Hasegawa is joined by a long list of developers and business managers on the team. The COO Donnie Harinsut is also a co-founder, and with CFO Luke Cheng and MD Vansa Chatikavanij, forms the company top tier.

A further 27 core team members and a dozen advisors complement the core team. Well-known Ethereum founder and crypto commentator Vitalik Buterin is also on the advisory panel, with a special focus on Plasma and overall security issues.

Final Thoughts On OMG Platform

The OMG platform sits squarely as an answer to many crypto users who want a diversified platform, and is emblematic of an emerging cryptosphere that sees altcoins enjoying transaction and scale relief in a hitherto unknown way. In many ways a logical upshot of the big scaling “Oops!” that faced many altcoins during 2016 and 2017, OMG is a new generation company focusing on user and tech issues, a far cry from the blunt realities digital currencies faced in past years.

Aiming at offering citizens a new way of effecting financial transactions – indeed “unbanking” the banked – while eliminating the stranglehold established banks have on everyone’s cash flow and indebtedness. Although there are many smart projects out there populating the cryptosphere, the participation of Buterin as well as the host of academic and business leaders on board OMG all points to a project destined to become a household name in coming years.

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Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Approaching Significant Support Area

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Ethereum Price Analysis ETH Chart

There was another rejection noted near $265.00 in Ethereum vs the US Dollar. ETH/USD is currently declining and approaching towards a couple of important supports near $254.00 and $250.00.

Key Takeaways: ETH/USD

  • Ethereum price formed a short term top near the $264.4 level and declined against the US Dollar.
  • ETH/USD is currently approaching the $254.00 support and a bullish trend line on the 2-hours chart (data feed from Bitstamp).
  • Bitcoin price remains in an uptrend and it could accelerate gains above the $8,300 level.

Ethereum Price Analysis

Recently, bitcoin price gained momentum and broke the $8,100 and $8,200 resistance levels. However, Ethereum price failed to gain traction and formed a short term top near the $264.4 level.

Looking at the 2-hours chart, Ethereum price started a downside correction from the $264.41 high and declined below the $260.00 level. There was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last rally from the $236.89 to $264.41.

Ethereum Price Analysis ETH Chart

Besides, there was a break below the $258.00 level, but the price found support near $255.00. Moreover, the price is approaching the $254.00 support and a bullish trend line on the 2-hours chart.

Below the trend line, the main support is near the $250.20 level and the 50 simple moving average (2-hours, purple). The 50% Fib retracement level of the last rally from the $236.89 to $264.41 is also near the $250.65 level to act as a support.

If there is a downside break below the $250.00 support, the price could extend losses and decline towards the $243.50 zone. The 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last rally from the $236.89 to $264.41 is also near $243.40.

Conversely, if the trend line support holds, the price is likely to start a fresh increase in the coming sessions. An initial resistance is near $260.00 and a connecting bearish trend line. A break above the $260.00 barrier might start a strong rally in Ethereum price above the $265.00 level.

Overall, ETH price is trading with a positive bias as long as it is above $250.00, and it could rise again above $260.00 and $265.00.

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Setting Up For Another Bull Run

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Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

After a major decline, bitcoin price started a solid upward move above $7,750. BTC to USD gained momentum above $8,000 and even spiked above the $8,250 resistance area.

Key Takeaways: BTC/USD

  • Bitcoin price formed a strong support above $7,550 and recently climbed higher against the US Dollar.
  • BTC/USD broke the main $7900 resistance and a couple of bearish trend lines on the 2-hours chart (data feed from Bitstamp).
  • Ethereum, ripple, and bitcoin cash also gained momentum and moved into a positive zone.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

After testing the $7,500 and $7,520 levels on multiple occasions, bitcoin price finally started a fresh increase. BTC started an upside reversal after it successful broke the $7,600 and $7,850 barriers.

Looking at the 2-hours chart, bitcoin even broke the main resistance near the $7,900 level to move into an uptrend. Finally, there was a break above the $8,000 level plus a close above the 50 simple moving average (2-hours, purple).

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

During the rise, the price even broke the $8,150 resistance and a couple of bearish trend lines on the same chart. A new swing high was formed at $8,266 and the price is currently correcting lower.

It broke the $8,150 level and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from $7,903 to $8,266. However, the price is currently finding a strong buying interest near the $8,060 level.

The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from $7,903 to $8,266 is also acting as a decent support. The main support is near the $8,000 level and a connecting bullish trend line on the same chart.

Therefore, bitcoin price is gaining pace and it remains in an uptrend as long as it is above $7,980 and the 50 simple moving average (2-hours, purple).

On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $8,100 level and a connecting bearish trend line. A successful close above $8,100 might start a strong rise in the coming sessions.

The next major hurdle for the bulls is near the $8,250 level, above which the price might start a rally towards the $8,500 level.

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Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Price Analysis June 10th

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Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Price Analysis June 10th

BItcoin BTC/USD Forecast

Last Friday the price of Bitcoin came up for interaction with the first significant horizontal resistance at $8140. As the interaction ended as a rejection the price was propelled in a downward trajectory and came down to the levels of the prior low at $7576 which was a decrease of around 6.7%. From today's open which was around the mentioned prior low level, the price has increased by 5.43% with strong bullish momentum as the majority of the increase occurred in only one hour but we are now seeing the price struggling to keep up the upward movement slightly lower then on the prior high.

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On the hourly chart, you can see that the price encountered resistance, indicated by the wick from the upper side of the last hourly candle and is now likely to keep interacting with the current level as it's retesting it for resistance further. If the price manages to keep up the upward movement we could see a breakout to the upside from the first significant resistance point and to the next on at around $8500.

This would be unlikely if the found resistance proves to be stronger then the currently seen bullish momentum as a rejection at the current levels would likely lead to a lower low below the one made on 5th at $7506. The price spiked to those levels on today's open but a proper interaction with a lower spike would likely occur if the increase was seen would be stopped out at the mentioned first significant resistance as it would mean that from last Thursday we have been seeing the development of the five-wave move to the downside out of the starting downtrend.

Litecoin LTC/USD Forecast

Last Friday the price of Litecoin increased by around 9.6% coming from $109.96 to $120.47 at its highest which has pushed the price above the first significant resistance level at the descending channels resistance. The price came down for a retest of support at the broken level over the weekend and as it found support it continued moving to the upside above the prior high level, coming to $126.8 at its highest point today.

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The price came above the 0 Fibonacci level which was the ending point of the prior high and above the next highly significant horizontal level at $122.32 above which it is considered to be the sellers' territory. I was expecting the price to start moving to the downside after an interaction with the first significant resistance at the descending channels resistance but as the price continued increasing further past the other significant resistance point we have likely seen the development of another five-wave move to the upside. As the move looks finished or near completion and especially considering that the price has entered the seller's territory I will be shortly expecting the start of the impulsive move to the downside.

Even though we have seen a five-wave increase I don't believe that its the starting upside wave, but is more likely the second correctional structure after the first one currently labeled as a WXYXZ correction ended. The price did make a higher high but this can also be seen on a corrective move usually ending as a running flat. If we are soon the see the start of an impulsive move to the downside the first significant support zone for the price of Litecoin would be at around $83 area.

Ethereum ETH/USD Forecast

The price of Ethereum has increased from today’s open at $228.8 by 6.59%, coming to $243.4 at its highest point today but has encounterd strong resistance there and is currently being traded slightly below those levels.

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On the hourly chart, you can see that the price came down over the weekend below the prior low at around the vicinitly of the 4th wave’s ending point from the previous upside move where it found support as the price immediately started moving impulsively to the upside again.

The rise has been stopped out at the previous horizontal support which now serves as resistance but since a breakout occurred to form the descending triangle which was formed from 30th of May we are likely to see the increase continue for a bit longer before the price continues moving to the downside again.

If the descending triangle was the first structure out of the starting downward move, the increase seen from today could be viewed as a correctional upside move in which case it cannot exceed the 258 level which is around half range between the last Thursdays high and today’s open.

Bitcoin Cash BCH/USD Forecast

Over the weekend the price of Bitcoin Cash has decreased by 8.2% as it came down from $409.2 to $375.6 at its lowest point. From today’s open around the mentioned low level we have seen an increase of 5.36% to $395.7 but the price has encountered resistance as the rise has been stopped out.

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On the hourly chart, you can see that the price decreased slightly above the last week’s low at $366.5 made on Wednesday which is why a lower low before the completion of the downward move would be expected if we are seeing the development of the five-wave move to the downside out of the starting downtrend.

If we are seeing the development of the 4th wave it cannot go above the $413 which the price interacted with over the weekend and found resistance there which makes this possibility higher. As the 4th wave is corrective in nature it could mean that today’s increase is still its development which we are to see from the currently encountered resistance interaction.

Conclusion

Over the weekend the prices have continued increasing to their first significant resistance point and have gotten rejected with the price going to the levels from which the increase was made. This movement could have been the end of the first wave from the starting downtrend but a more likely outcome would be that another lower low is coming before we see some major upside correctional movements.

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