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Here Is How Ethereum (ETH) Could Continue to Fumble in the Markets

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At the height of the cryptocurrency boom of last December into January this year, two things happened to Ethereum (ETH). Firstly, it was the preferred coin for funding ICOs. The second is that as a result, its demand skyrocketed to peak levels of $1,400 aided by the general crypto bull run of that period. Now the ICOs that were funded during this peak period, have seen their holdings diminish in value as ETH is now valued at $322. This is a drop in value of 77%. Imagine if an ICO had raised $10 Million in ETH back then, that value is now valued at $2.3 Million and could bring challenges in funding the project.

Also worth analyzing, is ETH’s recent weakness after the SEC decided to delay their verdict on the Bitcoin ETF up until the 30th of September. We saw ETH reach new lows of $309 with some predicting that the fall might continue to the upper $200 levels.

It is with this worrying trend that perhaps Ethereum might be slowly becoming obsolete in a fast-paced crypto and blockchain ecosystem. The platform still has scalability issues as well as security vulnerabilities with the smart contracts created on it. As the Ethereum Foundation looks for solutions, other blockchain projects are presenting themselves from all directions and having already solved some of the Ethereum platform issues.

First on the list is the Tron (TRX) project that can handle 80 times more transactions per second than the Ethereum platform. As a matter of fact, the newly released TRON network is doing 308,754 transactions per day, compared to 641,927 Ethereum’s transactions per day, and at the moment of writing this. This means that the TRON network is halfway towards eclipsing Ethereum’s daily transactions, and its Mainnet is hardly 2 months old.

Also, the Tron network uses bandwidth rather than gas. Therefore, transactions on the Tron network are virtually free. More users are sure to flock to the Tron network for the cheap transactions.

Other potential threats to Ethereums’ dominance of smart contracts are Cardano (ADA), Zilliqa (ZIL) and IOSToken (IOST). All these projects have showcased that they can increase the transactions per second (throughput) and make smart contracts on their platform more secure than those on the Ethereum Platform.

Therefore, Ethereum might be headed for further decline before it can be dominant again. The resurgence of Ethereum will be dependant on whether they implement the scalability solutions that have been recommended for the platform. Otherwise, ETH will be the choice currency by traders who simply want to short it.

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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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