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Which Coins Among The Top 10 Should You Invest?

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One thing that every new crypto investor needs to understand is that the crypto market is complex, alive, and very unpredictable. As a result, theoretical knowledge can only take them so far. It takes time to truly understand the crypto market, and learn how to take risks “properly”.

For this reason, diving into lesser-known altcoins is much more uncertain than investing in largest cryptos. While many would say that not even Bitcoin is a safe investment, it is still safer than giving your money to a project that is not even among the top 100 coins. Because of that, we will now take a look at some of the projects among the top digital currencies per market cap and see which ones are the best to own these days.

Luckily, the top coins are quite diverse, and there will surely be something for everyone.

5) Monero (XMR)

Monero is a pretty quiet crypto that usually doesn’t attract a lot of attention, or makes a lot of noise. It is also surprisingly stable, sitting at the ninth position of the top 10 cryptos by market cap, and providing its services as the most popular privacy coin.

Monero offers privacy and fungibility, it is easy to mine, it has quite a strong and supportive community, and an excellent development team. It is secure enough that even online criminals prefer this coin over other privacy coins. While this is still a bad thing, it is an undeniable proof that Monero actually works.

Privacy coins have always been frowned upon as currencies used by criminals, but they can be so much more. They can provide anonymity, protect user privacy and freedom of speech, and they will always be needed for private transactions. This is why owning Monero is a pretty good choice.

4) Cardano (ADA)

Cardano is a coin that likes to take its time, but even so, it made a lot of progress in 2018. In only a few months, it managed to climb up to top 10 cryptos, where it remained ever since. Many consider it to be an excellent long-term investment, as its price will likely go up as Cardano brings out more and more features.

This is a coin that is dedicated to developing its technology and features, which is why it will take time in order to become truly great. It is also skilled at learning from the mistakes made by others, especially Bitcoin and Ethereum, which is why it is very scalable, unlike them.

In addition, Cardano is sustainable, it can receive upgrades via soft forks, it is big on cross-chain integration, and it has shown a lot of potential for being one of the largest cryptos in the future. Investing in it while its price is only a fraction of a dollar is probably a very smart decision.

3) Stellar (XLM)

Stellar is a coin that aims to allow individual users to send instant transactions to anyone in the world. Instead of having to wait for days for banks to complete such processes, all that XLM would need are a few seconds. Stellar recently became the new record holder for fastest transactions, and it is definitely a coin worthy of having.

It is the main competition to Ripple, which is trying to provide the same service, just not to individual users, but to banks and financial institutions. Stellar is a much more open than XRP, it is decentralized, it supports thousands of transactions per second, and all validation is done by the Stellar Consensus Protocol.

2) Ethereum (ETH)

Ethereum is the second largest digital currency per market cap, and it has held this place for a long time. It is a coin that has revolutionized the use and purpose of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Despite the fact that it is the second largest coin, Ethereum’s focus is not on payments and transactions. Instead, this is a coin that supports creation and creativity.

Since its creation, Ethereum has introduced us to smart contracts and the ability to create dApps. It allowed the crypto community to view this technology from a completely new angle, and it placed blockchain technology in the center of the attention. While many would argue that using NEO or EOS blockchains for the same purpose is better, a lot of developers prefer Ethereum due to the fact that it is cheaper. In any case, Ethereum managed to keep its popularity, and while it still has its issues, it is a top choice for would-be developers.

1) Bitcoin (BTC)

It is not surprising that Bitcoin is being included on this list. After all, this is the first, and still the largest coin by far. Its market cap is over $90 billion larger than the second largest coin, which is Ethereum. While its supply is not that big, this only makes the coin more valuable, and its value will likely continue to increase as it attracts more attention and users.

Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency, and whether or not it remains number one, it is a crypto that has already made history. Many influential people that still remain opposed to crypto call it a bubble, but its supporters believe that this is the coin that will dominate the entire world someday. Bitcoin is the driving force of the crypto world, and it was created to take the power away from financial institutions, and give it back to consumers themselves.

It is decentralized, transparent, and well-known. It might be the perfect candidate for leading digital currencies to mainstream usage and mass adoption. For now, this is still in the future, and BTC price is still much lower than what is estimated to be its true potential. This is why buying and owning BTC now, when it is at its bottom, might still make you rich once it truly starts going up again.

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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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