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3 Most Underrated Cryptocurrencies Right Now

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Investing in cryptocurrencies is still a very high-risk game, especially these days when the market has entered yet another period of uncertainty and high volatility. However, even if this was not the case, picking the right asset to invest in can be quite difficult. Most of the time, coins with a clear goal in mind get the most support. If their goals seem relevant, if they can solve a problem or provide a better solution to replace an already existing one, investors are quick to join its cause.

Every now and then, however, an oversight can happen, and great projects end up left behind, without less support than they likely deserve. Today, we will point out a few coins like that. Despite their size and popularity they already have, experts agree that these are underrated coins that will likely skyrocket once they receive the amount of attention that they truly deserve.

1. TRON (TRX)

TRON is a project that often makes headlines, and recently, whenever this happens, it is connected to a new project announcement, a new record being broken, or a new partnership being made. The project seems incapable of making a wrong move, and pretty much everything that Justin Sun decides to do ends up being a success. And still, TRX is not even among the top 10 cryptocurrencies. Its price is low, it’s market cap is below $1 billion, which is very unusual for a coin that has made so much progress during a single year.

TRON’s goal is to revolutionize the entertainment industry, as well as to decentralize the web. This is a huge mission, and probably very abstract in the mind of most people, which may be one explanation as to why TRX doesn’t get more attention. Still, the attention that it is getting is coming from a pretty dedicated community, which will likely ensure that TRON grows properly in time.

2. Monero (XMR)

Monero is the tenth largest coin by market cap, but many believe that this still means that it is very underrated. As many are undoubtedly already aware of, Monero is a privacy coin, which means that it is a secure, untraceable, and private digital currency. It is the only privacy coin in the top 10 cryptos, likely due to the fact that privacy coins, no matter how necessary, are usually frowned upon. Most people suspect them of being used for criminal activities due to their ability to hide transactions.

However, privacy coins like XMR are also great for protecting corporations’ secrets, freedom of speech, and provide regular users with privacy and anonymity, which is the right of every internet user. Monero has always depended on its community, ever since its very beginning. It was created through donations, and the community has always been the number one factor that was pushing its development. It has a price of $66.45 and a market cap of $1.1 billion.

3. NEO

Finally, the third pick when it comes to underrated coins is NEO. This has been one of the projects that had the potential to kill off Ethereum, according to the community. It was often considered to be EOS’ biggest rival when it comes to replacing ETH. NEO is currently ranked as 16th largest coin per market cap, with a price of $8.50 and a market cap of only $552 million.

This puts a huge difference between NEO and EOS, which has a market cap of $3.27 billion. NEO is also sometimes called Chinese Ethereum, due to the fact that it similar to ETH in essence, and that it is one of the coins that China particularly likes. It was believed that this will give it an edge over EOS once China becomes more crypto friendly. While this may be the case, it has yet to happen, and an event such as that might be all that NEO needs to get back in the game.

The project is dedicated to creating smart contracts and dApps, just like Ethereum is, but many would argue that NEO can do everything better, cheaper, and faster. Even so, the coin seems to be losing popularity and sinking to the depths of the market, one rank at the time.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

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