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Buying Tron and XRP now is like Buying Apple and Amazon Back in the 90s

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We are on the cusp of something monumental in the crypto-verse. Institutional investors are knocking at the door of the crypto-markets that have for the last 6 months caused considerable heartache to die-hard crypto fans. But the HODLers know that the current bear market is only temporary for Bitcoin (BTC) is about to embark on a Bull run that will pull up the rest of the crypto markets including our favorite coins Tron (TRX) and XRP (XRP).

Evidence of the institutional investors can be found with the BlackRock firm openly showing its interest in blockchain technology as well as cryptocurrencies. There is also the Swiss-based SIX exchange that plans on launching a fully integrated crypto exchange. Coinbase has also been given the green-light to list crypto tokens from ICOs on its platform. This means it is all systems go for the highly anticipated rush by institutional investors to buy digital assets in the crypto-markets.

So why compare TRX and XRP to Apple and Amazon stock in the 90s?

Both stocks of Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) were very cheap back in the 90s. Looking at the price of Apple stock (AAPL) at the end of 1998, it was only valued at around $1. The same stock is now valued at $190 twenty years later. This is a percentage increase of 18,900%. Looking at the price of Amazon (AMZN) stock in 1998, it was valued at an average of $20. The same stock is now valued at $1,846. This is a percentage increase of 9,130% in 20 years.

The cheapness in 1998 of these two traditional stocks can be compared to the current low value of TRX ($0.037) and XRP ($0.47). It will not take 20 years for these digital assets to show gains similar to those of AAPL and AMZN. No. The crypto-markets function at a faster speed than the traditional markets. One year in the crypto markets can yield wonderful gains of up to 10,000%.

Using the above value, in a year’s time, TRX and XRP could be worth $3.70 and $47 respectively. These prices are still below the current price predictions every crypto-trader has been mentioning with the news of institutional investors getting ready to get into crypto investing.

Summing it all up, it is said that the early adopters of any technology or investment instrument are initially thought of being insane. But once the gains start trickling in, they are usually referred to as financial gurus when in actual fact, what they did was to follow their gut. There is nothing wrong with following your gut. That gut will earn you a handsome return in the near future.

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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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