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6 cryptocurrencies to watch during this crypto market carnage time

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The cryptocurrency market tends to go bearish once we go past Monday/Tuesday and approach weekends, even in good times. These are not good times at all, so it’s kind of doubtful that any coin at all will make progress on the coming weekend. Bitcoin and Ethereum are in free fall. But a handful of assets have had exciting developments over the last few hours. Let’s explore them a little.

Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold is acquiring value seemingly out of nowhere. While this is remarkable in the midst of a dramatically bearish market, it makes you wonder what will happen with this coin in the long run.

It’s a token with no real use cases, so its price is driven by speculative pressure above all, which is not a good thing because that just increases the probability of a sudden drop that will come out of nowhere, just as the rise came.

Bitcoin Diamond

Yet another Bitcoin fork. These forks have been gathering lots of attention lately, especially after Bitcoin Cash’s fiasco of a hard fork, that took away 75% of its previous value since last November 15th. But some forks have been performing well, such as the aforementioned Bitcoin Gold, and, Bitcoin Diamond that has recently risen in value by about 20% to reach $1 mark.

Revain

It’s been an interesting asset to follow for several weeks already. The price has a momentum of its own right now, which is remarkable in the current market conditions. However, in the last 24 hours, Revain lost 9.19% of its value too but still, it’s a good cryptocurrency to keep an eye on.

Ardor

This currency is a bit obscure, so nobody seems to be giving it a lot of attention at the time being. That is a little weird because coins that grow in value usually get noticed by the market, and Ardor has had some strong gains in the last few days.

Before going down by 3% today, it’s grown by 5% in only a few hours and has been going against the bearish trend very successfully. It will be quite interesting to follow this altcoin during the weekend and see how far it can go in fighting the current market’s trend.

Quarkchain

In the past few weeks, Quarkchain’s price went up several times over, and it’s repeating the feet today. The QKC token has gained around 2.35% in the last 24 hours.

That’s an interesting development to follow from here until coming Monday to keep track of how far forward it can move. It’s one of the very few markets in the top 100 coins by market capitalization that’s managed some real gains which is striking on its own merits.

Nexo

The last currency that has been going up significantly as we look for crypto market’s carnage time winners is Nexo. While it’s not exactly a noisy coin on the price list, it’s gained accountable value even in the current ‘severe’ crypto market bloodbath. This alone suggests that things are looking good for Nexo right now. The problem for this altcoin will be to sustain its rhythm and to keep going on over the weekend.

So now you have a few interesting coins you can use for crypto-spotting in the next few days (and beyond). Watch them carefully and enjoy the hard times of crypto too (it’s always better to not take hairs our of your head when something goes the other way).

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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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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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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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