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Can Ripple (XRP) replace the dollar?

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When the CEO and founder of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse was asked by her mother (who lives in Kansas) that what he does, he was at pains to go in detail what he and Ripple (XRP) sell. He simply answered that he sells software to financial institutions and banks. Simple, right? Well, not as put. Most financial services startups fall into one of the two sides: those who want to save themselves from banks and those who want to compete with banks. Ripple (XRP) on its side is a rare exception; it wants to do both.

Ripple (XRP), a transaction protocol and platform that is designed for remittance and coinage exchange, was developed with the aim to make online cross-border remittance instant and almost free of charge. Although new in the cryptocurrency sphere, Ripple has more than 100 global financial institutions, online payment service providers, and banks that have adopted their platform into their systems.

Value of Ripple (XRP)

Being the virtual currency of choice for financial institutions and banks, Ripple is without a doubt one of the most stable virtual currencies in the world today.

Since its entry to the stock exchange, XRP has been struggling to hit impressive prices, During the first and second quarter of 2017, Ripple’s value started to soar after hitting an impressive $0.4 per coin, after a short while Ripple prices fell by more than 50%. Afterward, Ripple (XRP) has gone through a hasty price surge to $3. The digital currency trades at $0.53998 currently; it increased in value by 1.79% in last 24 hours.

History of Ripple

Launched by Ripple Labs, a California-based company in 2012, Ripple has become a model for several other payment systems. With a platform with an open-source solution and a code that is publically available, the Ripple platform consists of decentralized personal computers same as Bitcoin platform. There is no designated server in place to govern and register individual settlements. The platform verifiers with personal computer software connected to the Ripple (XRP) network.

Ripple vs. the USD

What are the dollars in your wallet? It is a government printed paper that has been decided by the Government to be the legal tender for individuals as well as businesses to use to pay for goods and services. This government print is also known as fiat currency; this fiat currency is money that is used but not always backed up by any physical paper these days.

Government-issued cash is not fixed at a price by any principle standard unless the argument is that the US dollar is the principal standard.

Today, the dollars in your wallet was worth less than five years ago, and six years ago they were worth far less than what they were worth twelve years ago. Time diminishes the purchasing power of the government print in your wallet.

In the last few years, virtual currency or cryptocurrency has been revolutionizing how we exchange value. It is more like how Gmail disrupted the post office breaking the value chain and lifeline of post offices by making stamps to send letters irrelevant and a thing of the past.

Cryptocurrencies and more so Ripple (XRP) because it’s the chief digital coin involved in financial matters is a bank-less bank that is undoubtedly disrupting the economic front and the influence of the US dollar.

It will take the time. But as the time passes, we can expect Ripple replacing the US dollar to become the preferred medium of exchange by individuals, businesses as well as a financial institution in their everyday transactions and how they transact with each other on a daily basis.

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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 and read our full disclaimer.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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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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