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Users can now buy XRP via AtomicWallet with $20k maximum daily amount

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You probably already know that Ripple’s XRP cryptocurrency was never meant to be a retail currency. That’s to say that, for years, Ripple has not been interested in people like you and me being able to buy XRP tokens and use them to pay for goods and services or to store wealth. The point in the token is to be a mediating currency that would help, along with Ripple’s many platforms and services, to eliminate friction from international payments.

The times are changing. Ripple is still trying to make its token the world’s premiere mediating currency for banks, remittances, and financial institutions, and it’s slowly but surely succeeding.

It has more than 100 clients around the world that include some of the world’s biggest banks. Banco Santander, which is considered to be the world’s best bank currently, is already using Ripple’s technology to settle payments through an app for clients.

With Santander’s app, you never buy XRP directly, as an end user. But the payments you send to other users using the app are settled across borders by the system buying XRP, sending it across the globe, and then selling it for the fiat currency in which the other user must be paid.

That’s not to say that XRP has been unavailable to crypto enthusiasts. It has been. But it wasn’t straightforward to buy, and you usually couldn’t buy it directly (using a debit card in an exchange, for instance) but you had to exchange it for Bitcoins or some other of the cryptocurrencies that are considered base currencies in the world’s exchanges. That’s why today’s news is so relevant.

As of today, you can buy XRP using Atomic Wallet, paying directly with any valid Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card.

Atomic Wallet is a cryptocurrency wallet known for its versatility. It’s available for Windows, macOS, and three Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, and Fedora). There’s also a mobile version for Android and iPhones.

The wallet uses its proprietary Atomic Swap technology, which is a decentralized technology that uses a cross-chain exchange to avoid third-party risks. It supports almost more than 300 cryptocurrencies, most of which are the ERC20 tokens developed on Ethereum. But it also supports many important coins that are outside the ERC20 environment such as Bitcoin, XRP, Tron, Bitcoin Cash, Monero, XLM, Cardano, and EOS just to name a few.

The buying procedure is relatively simple. All you need to do is to download the software into your computer or cell phone, choose the amount you’d like to buy (there’s a USD 20,000 daily cap), fill up the verification form, and then receive the tokens in your wallet address.

Atomic Wallet’s website claims the whole process is safe, quick and takes about 25 minutes, on average, from beginning to end. And you can do it from a mobile phone if that’s your fancy.

The credit card payment is processed by Simplex, which is certified in the EU as a card processing company.

So Ripple keeps getting more partnerships that make its token more available to crypto enthusiasts, and not just for Ripple’s institutional partners. This increases demand for the currency, trade volume, and that, in turn, increases value. This is one of the reasons why, as we write this, the coin is trading at USD 0.533, after it broke the $0.40 psychological barrier last week.

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Encrypgen’s New HODLING Incentive Program May Send DNA Token Soaring

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Cryptocurrency traders have enjoyed a Bitcoin moon shot during the past few months.  Those gains have created a much more enjoyable environment for crypto bulls.  Whether it’s a temporary or permanent increase remains to be seen but hitting the 10,000 level has put everyone in a better mood.  Unfortunately, altcoins have not had experienced the same type of gains and are lagging significantly behind Bitcoin.

I’ve written articles in the past year that there is at least a decent chance that many altcoins won’t survive the current environment.  The ones that do will do so because they created a platform that has real world usage.  After spending countless hours researching many of the existing altcoins, I’ve yet to see a company that is more promising than Encrypgen (DNA).

Encrypgen Background Information

Encrypgen is a genomic blockchain network that provides customers and partners with best-in-class, next generation, blockchain security for protecting, sharing and re-marketing genomic data. This creates a fair marketplace for a person’s DNA that can be stored privately and sold (if a person wishes to do that). A person’s DNA can also be shared privately and securely with their physician for their personalized care.

Typically, people can send their DNA off to a lab to find out who they are and where they come from. As fun as that might sound, there is a significant security problem…

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

The crash that analysts are predicting right now comes as a direct consequence of all the hype that has been building up in…

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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