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Can Stellar (XLM) replace Ripple (XRP) in the market?

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As we know the crypto sphere, there are several coins in the market competing to conquer the same target; one of the reasons why most of the times we tend to confuse or relate a coin with another. In this matter, there are plenty of cases like this in the sector, but one that has mainly been sounding since so long is the case of Ripple (XRP) and the Stellar Lumens (XLM); two coins with great potential and under the gaze of many people in the industry.

Much has been said regarding whether Ripple (XRP) or Stellar (XLM) would be the coin that finally manages to seize the market and become a global solution, but are they really that comparable? For the one hand, we know very well that Ripple envisions to become a solution for the banking sector, and on the other, we understand Stellar was actually built to resolve the problems Ripple has shown, so are we talking about the same purpose? If so, which coin is going to get it first? Let’s see how it goes!

The current market for both cryptocurrencies

As of the moment Ripple (XRP) figures as the number 3 coin in the market according to Coinmarketcap. It has a market capitalization of $24,425,927,006, a value per coin of $0.62245, and a total trading volume of $263,052,000 in the last 24 hours.

Just like the other coins in the market, the cryptocurrency has been suffering notable dips in the last couple of weeks (just turned to greed today as it increased in value by 1.70% in last 24 hours), even having right now a value 31 percent lower than its highest of back in January when the coin was valued at the historical price of 3.84 against the US dollar. However, experts prognostic that the coin is incredibly likely to go bullish in the near future overcoming the current panorama of the sector.

On the other hand, we have Stellar Lumens (XLM), a crypto that according to Coinmarketcap is in the position number 8th of the market. Stellar possesses a market capitalization of $5,404,601,916, a value per token of $0.29089, and a total trading volume in the last 24 hours of $61,737,600.

In this matter, it seems like Stellar has a better position. Even though its main counterpart Ripple, has a bigger market cap, Stellar Lumens have behaved better in the current bearish moves of the market. In fact, the Stellar token has only decreased a 5 percent compared to its highest value also reached in January of this year.

Partnerships of the tokens

Both Ripple (XRP) and Stellar (XLM) are fighting closely in order to get global. In this matter, although both of the coins have managed to engage with powerful connections, one that is particularly remarkable and potential is the one that Stellar has with the giant of the technological and consulting, IBM.

Like this, if the joint efforts deliver results, Ripple may be at a checkmate position, as Stellar may get sooner to the top and become the global solution Ripple is aspiring to. In addition, Stellar has become a very reliable token, despite its slow growth the coin represents a safer choice of investment and that’s for sure a disadvantage for Ripple (XRP) against Stellar (XLM).

Nevertheless, a significant move that simply can’t be left behind is the outstanding global partnering labor Ripple (XRP) has been doing, a fact that can’t be matchable, not even with the amazing collaboration of IBM and Stellar. In fact, even though the Stellar coin seems to behave better in market terms, when it comes to the presence in the industry Ripple has the lead, even more with the recent developments on its product xRapid, a solution for liquidity in the financial sector.

Conclusion

Each one of the cryptos seems to have the edge from a certain point of view. For instance, Ripple (XRP) has the lead if we count the presence of the market, the market capitalization, value of the coin, trading volume, and such.

But if on the other hand, we take a look at Stellar (XLM) the Lumens seem to be more reliable and because of that more worthy of investment, and this without talking about the immense possibilities of the partnership with IBM, a fact that for sure is an amazing advantage.

Nonetheless, both have chosen to reach different goals. In the case of Ripple, the banking sector, and in the case of Stellar, unbanked individuals. In this matter, it seems easier for Stellar to become global; however, this will only happen if it manages to have great momentum.

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Analyzing The Best-Performing Cryptos

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Over the nebulous first half of this year, some tiny cryptos were able to grow by more than 1000% and reach the desired top 100, while others that were already in the top 50 bastions simply zeroed. What factors led them to perform like this? Luck, external factors or well-made decisions?

First of all, it is important to clarify that it would be unwise to analyze them disregarding the market context (crypto and non-crypto) of the period, so we’re using a holistic approach.
In our timeframe, considering the traditional market cycle of emotions, in contrast to the standard chart below, the euphoria quadrant had a much larger peak and a much shorter duration, starting in the middle of 2017 and ending at the beginning of 2018, while we were stuck in the period of “excitement” since, maybe, 2015. The emotions in red passed in a rush and at the end of July, we were already in deep “despondency”.

Source: https://russellinvestments.com/ca/insights/the-market-cycle-of-emotions

Besides to the fact that the market completed half of the cycle in less than half a year, some very relevant things, besides the usual phenomena expected of an investment market, happened during this period. In addition to the hype the period enjoyed and the fact that bad, inexperienced investors were frantically joining the crypto market, we…

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Is Tether (USDT) really a stable coin?

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Tether is one of the top digital assets in the crypto-sphere. The coin was launched in November 2014 after it changed its name from Realcoin so that the crypto community doesn’t associate it to the altcoins. It is important to know that Tether is a currency that helps to convert fiat currencies into digital currencies.

Moving forward, there have been lots of FUDs around Tether these days as regards to whether it is going to be a truly stable coin as the market has seen dips lately. Also, the FUDs around Tether have raised questions on whether there are any backings to the digital asset.

It is crucial to know that other factors have been attributed, and one of them was a report from last month that stated that Tether and Bitfinex, had gone their separate ways with Noble Bank. The separation made Bitfinex suspend fiat wire deposits – without no reason or whatsoever.

Tether, in regards to market worth, comprises about 92 percent of the market capitalization of stable coins. Also, this stable coin offers two purposes: to stabilize the volatility of Bitcoin, and also to preserve the amount of money purchasing power investors have at hand when the value of larger cryptocurrencies such as BTC drops.

The coin is a good alternative for traders when trying to cash-in on fiat currencies, as we do know that trying to move money from different exchanges to fiat…

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TRON Partnership Involves Cloud Computing

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It has been almost an entire week since Justin Sun, the founder of TRON (TRX), announced a new big partnership for this cryptocurrency. His Twitter announcement did not provide a lot of information, except for the fact that the TRON partnership is with an industry giant worth tens of billions of dollars.

Even so, the entire crypto community started speculating about the new partner’s identity. Soon after the announcement, a new rumor emerged, claiming that the identity of an unnamed corporation was uncovered. According to the rumor, TRON’s new partner is none other than Baidu, one of the largest tech giants of China, which also represents this country’s largest internet search provider.

Baidu is often viewed as China’s version of Google, and if the rumors of a partnership with this company turn out to be true, this will be a big game-changer for TRON.

However, in days following the announcement, new reports started coming in with claims that the partnership will not revolve around blockchain technology. Instead, ODaily reported that the alleged partnership between TRON and Baidu will be focused on cloud computing. The report claims that TRON will be purchasing computing resources from Baidu.

Baidu to…

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