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Cardano (ADA) creating shivers through Ripple and Ethereum’s (ETH) spine

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Earlier this year, Cardano (ADA) surprised the market with its fever that went viral for a couple of weeks if not months. Those who suffered from this ailment were prone to talk about the coin constantly together with its projects. The infected ones were also seen to predict and hope for a wonderful market performance for this year as the digital coin and its management dedicate themselves to delivering on promises concerning its road-map.

And by looking at the coin’s fundamental concepts and roadmap, it is safe to say that once the Cardano (ADA) mainnet is live and running, the digital currency will give the more relevant coins such as Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP) sleepless nights as I will try to elaborate.

Ranked as the 7th most popular virtual currency in the world with a market cap of more than 3.7 billion US dollars, Cardano proves itself to be one of the most notable crypto projects in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. According to Weiss Ratings that were released in May 2018, Cardano was rated to be one of the most promising currencies in the digital sphere having a trustworthy and transparent team.

Cardano (ADA) Vs. Ripple (XRP)

As many might not know, Cardano (ADA) is a virtual currency that facilitates quick and direct money transfer on its blockchain network. On the issue of transaction speeds or durations, the number is yet to be confirmed by the Cardano team; many analysts differ on whether it beats Ripple’s 3.3 seconds per transactions. If these assumptions are anything to go by, Cardano might be the fastest virtual currency and blockchain technology out here to initiate and implement transactions.

Also, Cardano’s platform is believed to run financial applications that can be used for daily activities by regular people like you and I, by institutions, and by nations. From the sound of it, it sounds like Cardano (ADA) will be competing with Ripple’s projects namely, xCurrent, xRapid, and xVia.

Thanks to their worthy developers, the Cardano network is developed in layers that give the system the flexibility and capability to be easily maintained and upgraded. Cardano is usually upgraded using soft forks, and given its upgradable capability, Cardano (ADA) competes hand in hand with Ripple which also is upgradeable. Ripple released their recent upgrade, Ripple v.0.90.1.

Moreover, when it comes to price, Cardano is way cheaper and affordable compared to Ripple (XRP) in the virtual currency markets at present. It offers an untapped source of investment since there is no much hype around the digital token at the moment given that the Cardano blockchain project is run as a non-profit project.

Cardano Vs. Ethereum

In the case of the Parity incident, Ethereum’s smart contracts have proved itself to be vulnerable considering the case where a random user managed to lock up and hold hostage over 200 million US dollars of Ether in the form of a smart contract. Cardano also has the capability of offering smart contracts on its platform more securely and at a shorter period compared to Ethereum.

All in all, Cardano seems to be a present and future threat for both Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP). Keep an eye on this crypto; it’s not just another blockchain project, it’s something ‘real’ in the making.

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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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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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