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3 Cryptos You Should HODL At Least Until 2020

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The crypto market has been harsh in 2018, and many who once believed that the last few months of the year will repeat what happened in 2017 are slowly but surely giving up hope. While this year has been bearish for the most part and has experienced two major market crashes (with the second one still being on-going), experts still believe that this is not the end of cryptos.

Cryptos have had more than their fair share of rough times in the last decade, and they pulled through. There is no reason why this shouldn’t be the case this time as well. In the meanwhile, investors need to be patient and to turn to HODLing. The history of crypto shows that difficult periods like this usually end only for digital currencies to become more valuable than they ever were before.

If this trend continues, then 2020 may be the year when everything will change, and cryptos like Bitcoin may reach entirely new heights. In the meanwhile, try investing in promising altcoins, projects that are likely to remain in the future. We can recommend three of them right now.

3) Po.et (POE)

POE is the project that is very likely to succeed, especially these days when proving content ownership is so difficult. The internet allows us to share what we create, and show it to others. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop others from copying it and presenting it as their own creation. Po.et aims to change this by using an open, universal ledger that will store information and time-stamped records of your creative content.

That way, authors, artists, and content creators will have their work protected and recognized. One great thing about this platform is that it can cover any form of creative content, including text. Furthermore, with various plugins that are already a part of almost every CMS, articles and blog posts can be easily added to the ledger. They get stamped with the time of the addition, as well as author’s name under publication, and they will officially belong to you forever.

Finally, Po.et will also allow content creators the ability to make a profit off of their work by charging a small amount to others that are interested in accessing it. This is a project that will protect the creativity and hard work of many who are trying to get by while working online or creating art just for the sake of art itself. There will no longer be fear of having their content stolen by others, which is why this project will likely remain for a long time.

2) Ark

Ark is a project that can help blockchain technology take the next step by connecting different blockchains into a single, huge, decentralized network. No longer will token holders have to send their coins to exchanges just in order to trade them and ship them to another blockchain. Instead, they will be able to go from one blockchain to another directly.

This is the project’s vision, and there is still work to be done, since even individual blockchains themselves are still new and, mostly, underdeveloped. However, they will advance in time, and the project might actually thrive in 2020. In addition to connecting blockchains, Ark has a few more things going for it.

It has fast transaction speeds that take around 8 seconds. While this is 5 seconds below the record, it is still quite impressive, and much faster than Bitcoin. Next, Ark will become a huge ecosystem if the project ends up being a success, which will immortalize the coin. It is also decentralized, and it has an equal voting weight for all votes and voters. Finally, it has an experienced team of developers that know what they are doing, which inspires trust and wish for this project to succeed.

1) Steem

Steem is by far the largest and the most popular of the three projects. It runs on the Steem blockchain, and its goal is to provide content creators with a platform that will allow them to earn based on the users’ upvotes.

Simply put, Steemit (Steem’s platform), is a social media platform dedicated to blogging and based on blockchain technology. Many even believe it to be a successor to Facebook. The platform allows content creators to post their own content, as well as to leave comments on the content posted by others. Posts and comments that are deemed worth it by the community will get appropriate rewards, based on upvoting.

There are even various contests such as writing, singing, guessing, art, and more. Almost any kind of work and effort will be recognized and rewarded, which is one way of making a profit relatively quickly. Another positive thing is that money will start arriving faster than it would on a WordPress-based blog, although this doesn’t mean that you can get rich on it. It all depends on your skill and talent, and the amount you earn can vary greatly from one content creator to another.

Another perk is that you don’t need a hosting company, or any money to start, except for the time spent on creating content. Think of it as the social media for blogging that rewards quality content with STEEM coins. If there are any disadvantages, those would be the fact that you do not own the domain, and that you will earn crypto, which is still very volatile, especially these days. However, considering how popular social media platforms have grown to become in the last 13 years, there is a high chance that Steemit will be among the first platforms of the next generation, which will continue the trend, and even allow you to make some money while using it.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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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

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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