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Cardano (ADA): An altcoin driven by the scientific philosophy

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Cardano (ADA) is a relatively new cryptocurrency (released only last September 2017) that is making a lot of noise in the market and growing in spectacular fashion. It is hailed as the only currency based on sound scientific philosophy, open source software, and peer-reviewed work. One of this coin’s features is that it includes advanced contract handling from the get-go. That has made loyal followers out of many traders, investors, and enthusiasts.

Cardano’s e-Wallet is called Daedalus, and it’s like no other one in the market. It gives users the ability to activate decentralized applications within the cryptocurrency’s Blockchain. So, it’s both very powerful, versatile and safe.

Because of the many benefits it has, this coin has been rising unwaveringly since it arrived in the market. It’s trading at $0.32519 right now, which is an incredible 9.27% increase from its price from 7-days ago.

This is a currency that, despite being so young, is fully featured, it’s grown dramatically, and it has earned a very loyal user base globally – so, it’s worth it to have a look at its current situation and at Cardano’s development plans.

Cardano’s capitalization is already higher than what Litecoin enjoys. It’s worth over nine billion right now, which is an impressive feat to achieve in only eight months. It’s the worlds sixth preferred coin, according to Coinmarketcap and if things keep going as they have so far, it’s going to continue rising in value and market share.

Cardano’s value is anticipated to keep growing this year

Cardano has been rising in value ever since it was launched. It has increased 1500% in a short period.

Traders, investors, and experts like the currency’s exceptional features. Besides that, developing the platform is easy because Cardano is made through open-source, and the peer-reviewed philosophy they promote makes everything transparent and easy to follow. 

The team behind Cardano’s ADA is highly competent and active. When you have all those things combined in a single cryptocurrency, chances are it will be stable, strong, and the usual fluctuations that hit the altcoins markets won’t harm it much.

Cardano bets on gambling

Among the pending questions that surround the Blockchain technology is, can it be used in casino games? This is a serious issue because if a gambler wins a big price and wants to collect it as a cryptocurrency then the transaction is bigger, slower, and more expensive. It’s easy to see why this would be a problem for a practical gaming system based on altcoins.

In a recent whitepaper, Cardano announced that they already have a gambling game that can be both fair and based on cryptocurrencies. Moreover, their game would not include any kind of transaction charge. Should they succeed in this enterprise, they would not only become one of the leading coins in the world, but they would also have all the casino business for them alone. 

Cardano’s hardware wallet

A hardware wallet has many advantages. It improves security significantly because it’s mostly kept offline. While Cardano’s security is not in question at all, their new hardware wallet (launched last February 1st) is highly secure and capable of keeping any digital threat at bay. This increases investor’s confidence in the coin’s safety.

Attractive buying price

At the coin’s current price ($0.32519), it’s still cheap enough so you can buy it in high volumes but the prospects for growth are there as well. Cardano will inevitably become the year’s big opportunity to do great in the industry.

Steady and silent rise to the top of the coin industry

Cardano’s growth has been very quiet, but it’s been very steady as well. Keep an eye on this currency as it is expected to keep growing and become one of the market’s big players sooner rather than later.

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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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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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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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