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Dash Coin News: Dash’s New Service to Help the Victims of Hyperinflation

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According to recent Dash coin news, this well-known altcoin is preparing to launch a new cryptocurrency payment service in Venezuela. The new service will be based on SMS messages, and it will allow Venezuelan users to carry out transactions even without a smartphone.

Dash coin news announces a text-based crypto service in Venezuela

Considering how much Venezuela grew to rely on cryptocurrencies, this will be a large game-changer for some of their citizens. Not having a smartphone, or not being able to use one, has been a large issue for the people of Venezuela. Experts believe that this may have been one of the largest barriers that prevented the country from properly adopting cryptocurrencies.

Venezuela is a country that has been suffering from hyperinflation for some time now. Their native currency, the bolivar, became almost completely worthless. As a result, Venezuela had to implement a new monetary solution in form of digital currencies.

Now, Dash is trying to speed up the process of crypto adoption by providing an alternative method of trading for those who do not own smartphones or lack internet access. To do this, Dash has entered a partnership with a company called BlockCypher. This is a firm that specializes in providing blockchain-based solutions and products that allow users to operate with several different currencies via one single platform.

The result of the partnership is earlier mentioned Dash Text project, which is currently in the beta phase of testing. In collaboration with Venezuela’s largest telecom providers — Digitel and Movistar — Dash will allow users of these services to access its platform via five-digit code.

Dash Text to reduce the effects of hyperinflation

Dash Core’s global head of Business Development, Bradley Zastrow, commented on the move by saying that Dash Text will provide solutions for all those who struggle to survive in Venezuela due to hyperinflation. So far, Venezuelan citizens who left the country have sent over $2 billion in remittances. While this seems like a lot at the first glance, it did not help much since the method of sending this money is complex and costly. With Dash Text, Venezuelan families will be able to get to this money in an easy and cheap way, while Dash’s own ecosystem will grow without the need for a smartphone.

Registering on Dash Text will also be very easy to do, according to Dash coin news. Users can easily complete the process by sending a text with the word “DASH” to 22625, and then send the word “CREAR” to create a Dash wallet. After that, sending and receiving Dash via SMS will be simple.

Dash has had a strong presence in Venezuela ever since August of this year, when the coin was successfully adopted, which sparked a price surge. Since then, Dash has partnered up with multiple retailers across the country, and it even made a deal with a mobile phone maker, Kripto Mobile.

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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.

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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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