First Mover: Don’t Like $34K Bitcoin? Stellar, Litecoin Yet to Conquer Old Highs

First Mover: Don’t Like $34K Bitcoin? Stellar, Litecoin Yet to Conquer Old Highs

Though bitcoin's rally has lost some steam, many traders are still in a bullish mood – and shifting to alternative cryptocurrencies known as "altcoins" whose prices have yet to clear all-time highs from years past. 

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Apparently, there are some very angry feelings between payment network startups Ripple and Stellar, and the New York Observer has published a 15,000 word article spilling all the juicy details. Apparently, Ripple and Stellar were going out for quite some time. They were thought to be the cutest couple by all of their friends, and their families were sure an engagement was imminent, but then it turned out that Stellar was cheating on Ripple with a bitcoin mining operation all this time. Ripple discovered the sensual love letter hidden in a closet and decided to confront Stellar a week....