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Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Digibyte: Perspective in a mad market

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It takes a lot of confidence (and self-assurance) to keep holding your cryptocurrencies when most of them have lost more than 90% in value for eleven months straight. Holding is a doubtful option for many investors in the current market. Yes, it’s bounced back a bit nicely today but things have been ‘bloody’ till yesterday.

And of course, we can’t label only one day’s greenery as a trend. Newcomers are not exactly excited to put their money into the current crypto market. Not all fears are strictly irrational.

The current debacle is serious enough for many cryptocurrencies to fail and never bounce back. The main reason behind those failures will be a lack of competitive advantage through use cases and applications for their blockchains. But some projects will eventually thrive because they have what it takes.

The investors that can identify those projects could hit a mine gold in the not-so-far future. We’ll talk about two candidates for that in this article: Digibyte (DGB) and the Basic Attention Token (BAT). Let’s see these couple assets in some detail.

Basic Attention Token (BAT)

The brave browser’s main focus is advertising. Since publicity is unavoidable for any web surfer in the world, why not make it more efficient and convenient for both the advertiser and the user?

That’s the point in brave. With this browser’s approach to ads, advertisers get value for their money while users don’t feel they’re uselessly nagged all the time.

It eliminates the need for ad-blockers. It’s been successful, and it’s gaining adoption at the rate of millions per month. And BAT is the token that makes this software work. Because BAT is the coin making this happen and the browser is expanding in all markets, the token’s value can only increase in the future.

It’s already supported by many of the world’s largest exchanges (Coinbase, for instance). That will facilitate high trade volumes for a useful asset. Taking both things into consideration, you can only conclude that this is a project that will work long-term as it holds a huge potential. The benefits outweigh the present market fluctuations by far.

Digibyte (DGB)

No new investor will be attracted by the current year’s Digibyte’s price history. But for the more experienced players who base their decisions in a fundamental analysis (read, intrinsic value) instead of technical analysis (price only), it’s an asset that should be considered for inclusion in a long-term portfolio. Digibyte never held an ICO (which means it won’t be declared a security) and a committed community drives it.

Both things guarantee that no clique of manipulators can move the market at will to scam other investors. This is a blockchain that will be around as long as any blockchain at all is relevant. It’s valuable because it’s trustless and uncensorable. You can probably say that about any blockchain that’s implemented correctly, but that’s not all.

This coin and project have relevant use cases for valuable industries, and that’s what is going to give it a very long life within the cryptoverse. Think about cybersecurity. It will only grow more important as digitalization keeps moving forward all around the planet and Digibyte is at its center.

DGB’s value (and price) will only grow along with the cybersecurity industry as time goes by. It presents an excellent opportunity to buy cheap and hodl before FOMO arrives when it becomes a bullish market (that has already started as we write this article).

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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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HODLing Stellar Is A Good Plan For 2019

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HODLing, or holding on to a certain asset or assets has always been an extremely useful investment strategy, even before cryptocurrencies were even imagined. Now, with the market being more uncertain than ever, many are wondering what is the right thing to do with the coins in their possession.

Of course, things change depending on the coin in question, but today, we are going to talk about why it is a good idea to hold on to your Stellar (XLM) in 2019.

Why You Should Hodl Stellar (XLM)

The crypto market is rich with hundreds, and even thousands of different projects at this point, and separating valuable ones from those that are destined to slowly fade away can be tricky. However, even the biggest skeptics believe that Stellar is a coin that is here to stay.

XLM was first launched in 2014, and for a long time now, it has been among the top 10 cryptos by market cap. It is an open-source, decentralized protocol that allows users to send fiat currencies by using cryptocurrency as a method of transport. In a lot of ways, it is very similar to XRP. However, the biggest difference is that Stellar aims to offer its services to regular people, while XRP is more interested in working with banks and financial institutions.

Nevertheless, sending money, especially when it comes to cross-border…

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Reasons To Invest In Electroneum In 2019

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2018 has been quite a rollercoaster for the crypto space. Coins went up and down more times than anyone could have guessed, not to mention two massive market crashes. However, in a few short weeks, the year will be over, and a new, positive period for the crypto world is expected to arrive.

While there are many predictions for 2019, today we are only interested in one thing — Electroneum (ETN). A lot of people quickly took notice of this coin, and many believe that it is among the coins of the future. Indeed, it has received a lot of attention, and many are interested in why that is, and why investing in it is a good idea. So, let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should invest in ETN in 2019.

1) It is fast

Speed and precision of any service have always been very important to people. This importance is even greater when making a profit depends on it. Electroneum developers were aware of this when they created it, and the coin is up to 5 times faster than Bitcoin. This means that ETN transactions can be confirmed much faster, which in turn reduces fees and waiting time.

Furthermore, there are also plans to create Electroneum Virtual Currency Exchange, which will allow the project to act as an exchange. However, the even…

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STEEMIT Running Out Of STEAM?

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Has Steemit seen its glory days run dry? There have been many rumors that the CEO Ned Scott has pushed the company to the blockchain focus that he forgot about Steem being a social media platform. Now, these are just things some of the former employees have been heard saying, but it is a rather interesting take as to what is going on. Give the following video a watch where I break down what is happening with Steem. I also give my thoughts on what may happen to other large ICOs and how we may see this trend continue as we have seen with ConsenSys laying off 10% of their workforce.

If the big name projects are starting to do this will it also have a trickle-down effect on other ICO’s which have no products and are running out of cash? I definitely think so, and I also see this negatively affecting Ethereum for the mid-term. The question many have been asking is just how long can the bottom 1800 projects last with the current market conditions? How many ICOs did not liquidate their Ethereum and now are stuck with 1/10th the cash flow or more in some cases, how will they pay to continue operations? What about the growing number of projects laying off employees…

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