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After a Reprieve from US regulators, Billionaire Ethereum Co-founder now looks to China

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By a mile, last week was a good week for Ethereum investors. Even though the market has been quite bearish, Ethereum has remained fairly stable amid news of exchanges getting attacked and regulators paying close attention. In fact, after the SEC(Securities and Exchange Commission) put Bitcoin and Ethereum in the clear with statements that revealed the two cryptocurrencies as not being subjugated under securities laws and regulations, Coinbase ( a leading wallet and exchange platform in the US) added Ethereum Classic to its platform while also promising to add more ERC-20 tokens.

As it seems at the moment, Ethereum Classic is the newest investment in town considering the coin has been leading the altcoin market recovery after a mild dip that came with the news of Bithumb getting hacked. However, new developments by big-time crypto investors reveal that there could be a rise of Ethereum based cryptocurrencies that we all need to consider.

Anthony Di Lorio shopping for new Blockchain ventures

Bloomberg first reported that Anthony Di Lorio, a co-founder of Ethereum, is shopping for bargains with a particular interest in Vechain and Qtum (both China-based Blockchain projects). According to Di Lorio, “The biggest stake for” him at the moment “is in Qtum and Vechain.”

In an interview he did in Toronto, the billionaire also pointed out that “there are many opportunities in newer” projects “if you can identify them.”

To the uninitiated, Di Lorio is the creator of the Jaxx crypto wallet who used his early investments in Bitcoin to become one of Ethereum’s co-founders and ground floor investors. Currently, he runs Decentral, which is a hub in Toronto that is primarily built to focus on Blockchain projects.

Why is he focusing on Vechain and Qtum?

Although Vechain and Qtum are not among the top ten crypto projects at the moment on CoinMarketCap, it is easy to see why they both appeal to Di Lorio. Both VEN and QTUM are Ethereum based cryptocurrencies.  In fact, the two Blockchain projects boast of control over the biggest up and coming crypto markets including China, Japan, and South Korea.

Qtum, for instance, is improving on Blockchain with a protocol that combines Bitcoin’s reliability with Ethereum’s smart contracts and flexibility. Currently, it has a market capitalization of about $914 million while being ranked among the top 20 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap.

VeChain, on the other hand, provides a supply chain management Blockchain application with a focus on financial services. The VEN coin that runs on the Vechain’s Blockchain is currently ranked number 17 with a market capitalization of about $1.7 billion.

With pioneer crypto investors like Di Lorio looking to double down with new ventures in the crypto space almost a decade since Bitcoin was invented, it’s a clear sign that the market is shifting gears. Comparing Bitcoin to Ethereum, the former seems to have made strides in terms of building a platform where projects such as Vechain and Qtum can be established. However, when asked about Bitcoin’s future by Bloomberg, Di Lorio responded by saying that Bitcoin is “going to consistently do what it’s been doing over the last year as more people start to use it.” Clearly, he is still a Bitcoin bull.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or 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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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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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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