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Cardano Paving The Way For Blockchain In Agritech

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By the end of 2018, Cardona will most likely be one of the few Blockchain startups in the agritech sector courtesy of a recently signed MOU between Cardano’s parent company (IOHK) and the Ethiopian government.

Reports about the newly signed agreement were first reported on Cointelegraph in a matter of hours right after a tweet from the CEO and founder of Cardona Charles Hoskinson was published:

Just signed an MOU with the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology to explore training blockchain developers and use Cardano in the Agritech Industry

—– Charles Hoskinson

In his tweet, Hoskinson verified the announcement much to the amazement of the Cardano community with some followers even requesting the CEO to work towards developing a similar Blockchain venture with Ethiopia’s neighboring country Kenya.

What the partnership entails

The move to partner with the Ethiopian government will result in the Ethiopian Ministry of science and technology working together with Cardano’s African Operations Department (led by John O’Connor) towards the realization of an agritech platform on Cardano’s Blockchain. If the reports are anything to go by, plans for the platform’s development are set to be complete by the end of the year.

The partnership will also include training of Ethiopian developers on the utility of Blockchain technology, a move that was commended by the Cardano community on Twitter as a move in the right direction not only for Cardano and the Blockchain revolution but also for Ethiopia as a country.

Cardona making big leaps

With Cardano realizing a growth of over 200 percent since its beginning in September last year, the move to partner with Ethiopia comes at the most opportune time considering a recent move by Binance (a leading crypto exchange) to partner with Crypto Savannah (Uganda’s leading Blockchain organization) in order to facilitate East Africa’s economic support and development.

Furthermore, Cardano has established its position in the market with a top ten ranking position since its launch not to mention a market capital around the 9 billion mark according to CoinMarketCap. Apart from the fact that Cardano operates on its own Blockchain (unlike most cryptocurrency startups that are forked from Bitcoin or based on Ethereum’s Blockchain) Cardano also utilizes a proof of stake protocol that proves to be more efficient than a proof of work approach.

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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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