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Latest price predictions of Ripple: Expected XRP price as 2018 ends now

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If you’re one of those who continually is in the look for the perfect crypto to put your bets in, Ripple’s XRP may be the answer. The third largest cryptocurrency in the market has been pretty much in the spotlight during the last couple of months because of several reasons. Some of them quite positive, and on the other hand, some negative press have landed in the crypto world about security issues.

But is it possible for Ripple to be the best offer in the market as of now? Where can Ripple get in the coming months? Keep reading, as we discuss the main facts on the company and the price predictions of Ripple for December 2018.

Ripple’s origins

Ripple was founded back in 2012 by Arthur Britto, David Schwartz, and Ryan Fugger. For a whole year, the team worked tirelessly in the creation of OpenCoin and Ripple Labs, the company in charge of the solutions that as of today we know from Ripple, xCurrent, xVia, and xRapid.

Through OpenCoin started the development of the payment protocol, the Ripple Transaction Protocol (RTXP), and later, the design of their own token, the XRP token, the current third largest crypto of the sector by market capitalization, a crypto created as the mold of Bitcoin (BTC).

From 2014 to 2017 the target was to capitalize on the finance sector, a project that started with the experiment of an iPhone application for sending and receiving money instantly between users.

Later on, the payment protocol started to gain strength and became the payment solution for several institutions of the financial world, a field in which Ripple collects a huge success these days.

The first company that embraced the Ripple network as a payment solution for cross-border payments was the German bank Fidor. However, as of now, Ripple has the biggest amount of partnerships in the industry, many of which use their protocols, such as Banco de Santander, Mastercard, American Express, Western Union, and so many others.

Ripple’s consensus

There are two types of systems in the crypto verse, the proof-of-work system, and the proof-of-stake system. Ripple is among the cryptos that work under the first system, or as it is called, the consensus protocol, which to say the least, is the most likely extended amongst renowned cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).

Nevertheless, unlike these two, Ripple has already an amount defined for their crypto supply; and that means that the XRP can’t be mined, and the same way, that none new XRP tokens will be created to change the quantity of the coin.

One of the most distinguished features of the consensus protocol is that it allows the validation of account balances in each transaction deployed in the networks, and like this, double spending is avoided. Automatically, the system will erase any malicious activity implemented by scammy people who intended to send a specific deal to multiple gateways.

The consensus occurs when a transaction gets deployed in the network, and distributed nodes decide by vote what would be the pecking order, a process in which the majority establishes the decision in only 5 seconds.

Ripple’s XRP price prediction for the end of the year

At the moment of writing the price of the XRP token is $0.277 according to Coinmarketcap. However, this price has been mainly influenced by the moves of Bitcoin and the generalized downtrend that the market has had during the whole year.

In this sense, Ripple continues to work on essential relationships and updates for the whole community, as well as for making the crypto get to the top again by the end of this year.

With relation to this, several good sources such as fxstreet, express.co.uk, and investingpr have forecasted that Ripple may get to remarkable heights at the end of the year, hitting the marks of the $8 or 10 dollars, an increase that would represent 40 or 50 times the current price of the token.

So in terms of retribution, the best option would be to buy XRP and hold it till the end of the year as the price increases, a fact that more likely will occur considering the strategies that Ripple is working on, including the integration of its 3 solutions in order to get a mass adoption of the XRP token.

Conclusion

Ripple has proven to be not only a robust and efficient payment platform, but it has also shown the market that it is here to stay in the top no matter what. The XRP token can become the second largest cryptocurrency again in just a matter of months if all goes well, so we all need to be prepared for what is coming.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

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