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Coins to Invest In 2018: Stratis (STRAT) and Its Sidechains

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Although Stratis has received some criticism from the users in the past few months, the features of the crypto coin are worth investing in it. In fact, the development team recently issued a statement saying that they are currently focusing on the marketing aspect signals that the coin is preparing for future.

Stratis was initially designed as Blockchain-as-a-service platform (Baas) and its objective was to provide logical solutions to companies and institutions that want to benefit from blockchain technology. They can customize the blockchain applications by adding new features. The private blockchains or sidechains customized by the clients have a secured backing of the main Stratis blockchain.

APIs and lite clients are the ways to access these distinct sidechains. This means that there are no such complications and costs in developing and maintaining network infrastructure for the private blockchain applications. Furthermore, the developers can also add advantageous features from blockchains like Ethereum and Waves to the captive sidechains.

Stratis ICO

During the ICO phase of Stratis, the company had raised 915 Bitcoin whose value currently is near around $675 thousand. After the launch of the Stratis tokens (STRAT), they have shown a massive growth on the price charts (705%). At the beginning of the ICO, the investors in Stratis had enjoyed a bonus of 20%. Statistics say that approximately 98 million coins were distributed after the ICO phase. 85.7% of the STRAT were distributed among the ICO investors and the rest remained with the core team for development in future.

Sidechains and Smart Contracts

Sidechain is the best feature of Stratis blockchain undoubtedly. It is noteworthy that Bitcoin’s attempt to implement sidechains was a complete failure. Ethereum, in this case, is one step ahead of Bitcoin and offers smart contracts to build multiple applications on the main blockchain. But, Stratis was the ‘first’ to offer sidechains or private blockchains to their clients. This allows the clients the flexibility and independence to develop their blockchain as per their requirement. This is just one reason to invest in the crypto coin.

Stratis Platform

Stratis is associated with the Stratum platform and the link is required for developing and fuelling the sidechains. This way the captive blockchains or sidechains are compatible with the transfers between the two chains. As Stratis was created with the popular language C#, a large number of people belonging to the software industry can build a wide variety of secure applications using the Stratis blockchain. One big problem faced by Ethereum was Solidity. It is complex and a comparatively new language and not every developer has the knowledge. Therefore, the companies seeking the Ethereum blockchain did not always have the independence to add new features to the applications on their own.

Breeze Wallet and Masternodes

Breeze Wallet will prove to be a game changer for Stratis (after the criticism), as it the first wallet that has a built-in Tumblebit. After the launch of Breeze Wallet, it has become more fruitful to run a Stratis masternode according to the cryptocurrency developers. This is mainly due to the presence of Tumblebit. A masternode requires at least 250,000 Stratis coins to operate. This is one reason for the people having large volumes of Stratis coins to store their coins. Therefore, as more and more Stratis coins are occupied in the masternodes, the price of Stratis coins will automatically increase and the demand will also increase in future.

Stratis Market

Since its launch in the cryptocurrency market, the price of Stratis was below $1. In May 2017 there was a sudden rise, past $10. However, the price had fallen back to $2.41 later. Last week, the price of Stratis had traded up to 6.2%. The price of Stratis as of 6th March 2018 is approximately $7.62. It seems that Stratis is slowly but steadily moving forward.

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Stratis focuses more on the blockchain technology and its application in the corporate industry. Studying the experiences of the Bitcoin blockchain and Ethereum blockchain, Stratis developers have been giving shape to their blockchain. Thereby, the concept of sidechain and complete independence to their clients. Thus, the features of Stratis are worth following its movements in future.

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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.

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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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