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Dogecoin News: SALT Accepts DOGE As Collateral

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A known cryptocurrency loan provider, SALT, has recently announced that it will add Dogecoin (DOGE) on its list of cryptos that are accepted as collateral for fiat loans. The Dogecoin news came as a surprise to many since the coin is not among the highest-ranking altcoins by market cap.

Despite not ranking high on the list, DOGE does have high liquidity. Its daily trading volume often exceeds $11 million, which serves as a guarantee of the coin’s popularity. According to SALT announcement, DOGE will be one of several cryptocurrencies that can be used as collateral for GBP, JPY, and the USD.

Prior to the addition of DOGE, SALT also announced that it accepts Litecoin (LTC). Apart from adding new altcoins, SALT also stated that it plans to expand to several new countries, including the UK, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and New Zealand.

While this Dogecoin news is seen as a good development for the coin, its price has yet to react. At the time of writing, Dogecoin is still experiencing significant losses, with a price of $0.003875 after losing 8.09% in the last 24 hours. However, many believe that the “joke” cryptocurrency is still worth HODLing.

Partnering up with projects, companies, and services such as SALT has been a primary focus for every cryptocurrency. By connecting themselves to successful businesses, these altcoins are ensuring their long-term survival.

SALT’s announcement states that this move will allow them to easily access the wider crypto community. The statement also comments on their choice of Dogecoin, stating that DOGE has a long and rich history, as well as a strong and supportive community. Furthermore, DOGE offers high liquidity, since it is still actively traded. In the end, SALT claims that DOGE was an obvious choice.

SALT implements additional changes to their business

Apart from the Dogecoin news, SALT has brought several other changes recently. One of the most notable ones is the adjustment of their interest policies. Now, the company has a 5.99% interest for loans that include less than $75,000. However, for those higher than $25 million, the interest rate will be 11.99%.

However, equally as important is their decision to allow their users to help with decisionmaking regarding the way the company carries out its operations. This will mostly include the choice of additional altcoins that SALT will add to its platform in the future. This move will likely bring the most popular cryptos to the platform first, regardless of their position on ranking lists.

SALT stated that this will be done in order to learn what their community values most. At the moment, the community can either propose a new asset or vote for one of those that the company has proposed. These include Ethereum Classic, Monero, Ripple, Dash, Cardano, and Bitcoin Cash.

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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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