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SALT Bringing Loans to the Crypto Universe

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Cryptocurrencies and blockchain related projects have been coming up with a purpose to fill the void left in many industries worldwide. We have seen the introduction of various different crypto-related projects in varied industries such as security, automobiles, financial services, hospitality, creative services and supply chain management. With the introduction of SALT, however, the Cryptocurrency world is ready to step foot into the loaning market.  Launched in 2017, the SALT lending platform completed its discounted membership way back in August and has seen a large degree of success since its launch.

SALT derived as is an acronym for Secured Automated Lending Technology. Salt Lending describes itself as “a next-generation lending platform for blockchain backed loans.” Essentially, Salt Lending provides a lending platform where members of the platform can put up their blockchain assets as collateral.

At the time of writing (13/03/2018) SALT has a market cap of $173,635,995 USD with a present circulating supply of 55,745,114 SALT. The total supply of tokens in the network is kept fixed at 120,000,000 SALT.

About SALT

Currently, the SALT Lending platform is a membership-based lending and borrowing network, allowing users to leverage their blockchain assets for securing cash loans. The driving force behind the company’s technology is a protocol and asset agnostic architecture designed with a high degree of adaptability.

The team behind SALT has been growing since their launch, currently employing more than 60 professionals. It has been since touted to be the main driving force behind the emerging sector of Fintech or Financial Technology based crypto projects. The project aims to provide the best way to pay for emergencies or when somebody wants to make a big purchase without disposing of their owned blockchain assets. Since there aren’t many merchants that accept cryptocurrencies as a form of payment, SALT aims to bridge the gap.

Jennifer Nealson, the recently appointed Chief Marketing Officer at SALT is optimistic about the future. “The potential impact of SALT Lending’s success on Colorado’s economy cannot be overstated,” says Jennifer Nealson.  “Blockchain is poised to be the most disruptive technology in recent history. SALT Lending is taking the lead in creating lending systems, marketplaces, and services that will benefit financial institutions, consumers and underserved communities globally.”

Where to Buy SALT from?

At the moment, the most popular exchanges to purchase SALT are Binance, Bittrex, and Huobi. To trade for SALT on one of these exchanges, a trader needs either Bitcoin or Ethereum. In cases where a user does not have a prior deposit of cryptocurrencies, they can purchase SALT with traditional currency on an exchange like Gemini and then transfer them over. Because SALT is an ERC20 token, users have a few different options like MyEtherWallet.

The Working Force Behind SALT

SALT tokens, like other Cryptocurrency tokens, are backed by the Blockchain technology, which allows users to use Bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple tokens as security. SALT is decentralized, meaning there is no central bureau to scan users for credit eligibility, making loans more accessible.  The tokens are ERC20 based, built on the Ethereum ecosystem.

Future Prospects

The fact that there will always be a demand for loans from the general populous makes the future prospects bright for SALT. Given the state of the current currency lending sector, SALT definitely provides something new to the table.

The amount one sets aside as collateral gets locked up and not released till the loan has been fully repaid.  Since banks worldwide are overcharging their clients through their loaning system, SALT is a viable option. Moreover, the general shift of the world economy is towards digitization of real-estate as well as other sectors.  In such cases, SALT can emerge as a secured loan service in the Cryptocurrency world.

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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. 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.  

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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.

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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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