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Cryptos with the Worst 2018 Performance Including Ripple (XRP)

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So far, 2018 has not been a good year for cryptocurrencies. At the very beginning of the year, cryptos managed to reach incredible heights, only to drop from them soon after that, and the recovery is still an unachievable dream. Some of them, like TRON (TRX) and Ripple (XRP) have had a lot of success when it comes to entering partnerships and achieving business victories. However, this has yet to reflect on their prices, as we are about to see.

Down but not dead

The end of 2017 and early 2018 were very successful for every single crypto out there, but only a few days into the current year, and all of that changed dramatically. According to CoinMarketCap, the early January saw cryptocurrencies’ total capitalization exceed $820 billion.

Bitcoin’s price was over $20,000 per token, which looks like pure fiction when you look at today’s price of $7,163. Still, there are many who believe that prices are about to recover, which could lead to another large increase. Whether or not this will come to pass, remains to be seen. For now, however, we can only see what has happened to other cryptos, following the fall of Bitcoin.

The situation is not that great, but it is not as desperate for all of them. Of course, some might argue that the best-performing cryptos from the top 50 only losing a little more than 50% of their value is not the best news. After all, some of them, like Ethereum (ETH) went down for 63.92%, while Litecoin (LTC) dropped by 57.72% when compared to its price from early January. This is bad, true. However, it is not as bad as the worst currencies of this year.

The worst-performing cryptos of 2018

Let’s start with the Bitcoin forks. Bitcoin Diamond, for example, went from $105 to $2.88. Say what you will about ETH, but it did not lose 98% of its value. Bitcoin Gold did only a little better, with its price falling from $500 to $40, as per CoinMarketCap. Some claim that even this price is more than this crypto is currently worth.

Next, we have Einsteinium. This crypto is actually slightly recovering, but it still dropped a lot in the first 100 days after the crash. Its price went from $2.83 to its all-time low of $0.11 in March of this year. Right now, it is at $0.17, which is only slightly better.

Then, there is Siacoin which lost 90% of its value in 83 days. This crypto has had a difficult year and a lot of issues to deal with, but that can’t be helped at this point. Its current value is barely $0.013968.

Finally, there is NEM. Now, NEM has had a big issue recently, and that was the hack of Coincheck. A lot of NEM tokens have been stolen during the incident, which was branded the biggest hack of all time. Half a billion coins were stolen, and NEM barely managed to start recovering by reimbursing the hack victims. This has not helped much, however, and it continued to rise and fall, with its price eventually dropping by 89%, from $2.09 to $0.23.

There are also Bytecoin and Digibyte, which both lost around 88% of their value, which was disappointing to those who had high hopes for these currencies. Digibyte’s current price is $0.030531, which is not that great, but it is still better than Bytecoin which is at $0.005243 and continues to drop on a daily basis.

Verge is also among the worst of them and has been a mess for a while now.  Still, it is slowly recovering, and it entered some unexpected partnerships earlier this year which are helping it stay afloat. Its current price is at $0.036099.

Finally, we have Ripple. After the initial price drop, Ripple lost 87% of its value in the first 85 days. It has entered a lot of partnerships since then, announced and launched new products, and even nearly-perfected its cross-border payment technology. Still, not even the banks’ favorite cannot beat the market, and its current worth is at $0.561367.

Of course, these are not the only coins that have suffered this year’s bearish market, and some have even dropped so much that they had to simply disappear. Some believe that many coins from this list might be the next ones to permanently go away. Still, it is not all that bad, and there is a real possibility that some can work on their issues and be prepared for the next big event that might threaten their existence. At the very least, they have managed to survive thus far, and that can be seen as an achievement in itself.

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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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