The top cryptocurrencies for the week of May 15th

In case you missed it, Bitcoin hit a three-week low over the weekend.  Naturally, the world’s favorite cryptocurrency has since rebounded and then retreated slightly. Yet what else would you expect from the world’s leading blockchain asset as it tries to find its footing?

It might be hard to believe, but Bitcoin hit its all-time high of $19,783.21 less than five months ago.  Whether or not you trade Bitcoin, that ought to feel like a lifetime ago.  You might not recall, but at its peak there were just as many pundits claiming Bitcoin would hit $100,000 as those who were sure it was headed to zero. 

Yet despite the relative pullback, it’s worth noting that bitcoin has gained some legitimacy.  It’s likely that 2018 will go down as the year when regulated financial institutions first let their clients trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.  That could ultimately help Bitcoin or some other blockchain asset become the global alternative to the US dollar. 

Of course, you don’t have to wait for cryptocurrencies to gain mass acceptance if you want to take advantage of them.  We’re making it easy to play bitcoin poker today.  At Americas Cardroom, we already accept more than 60 top cryptocurrency options.  While you’ll definitely love the convenience of Bitcoin online poker, that’s just one of the many ways to play.  We’re proud to be at the forefront of what’s shaping up to be a payment revolution.

Here are the five most popular cryptocurrencies used by players at Americas Cardroom during the past week:

1. Bitcoin
2. Litecoin
3. Ether
4. Bitcoin Cash
5. DigiByte

With a market cap of around $8-billion, it’s worth getting to know Litecoin.  The peer-to-peer cryptocurrency has a lot in common with Bitcoin, but it’s much faster and cheaper to use.  While Bitcoin is certainly a trailblazer, it does have obvious drawbacks compared to newer payment options. New Bitcoin users are often surprised to learn how slow the cryptocurrency can be.  Fortunately, Litecoin picks up the pace with speeds that are four times faster than Bitcoin and it’s just as easy to use.

Whether you prefer Litecoin, Bitcoin, or some other form of payment, it’s simple to play cryptocurrency poker right now at Americas Cardroom.

The best part is you can receive our 3-part welcome package if you’re a new player.  Sign up, deposit, and take advantage of our 100% match bonus to receive as much as $1,000 for free.  You’ll also get at least one seat in our $250 New Depositor Freeroll and 20 days of free cash up to $50. 

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