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eToro will Offer Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin (BTC) and 8 Other Cryptos

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A crypto trading platform from Tel Aviv, eToro, has recently announced that it plans to open its doors to the investors from the US. The investors now have a chance to join the waiting list and try out the platform via demo account.

eToro opens up towards the US investors

A famous digital currency trading platform called eToro plans to expand its list of investors by allowing the US to join in.

The platform started a waiting list on Tuesday, May 15, and those interested to join in are free to do so. They will receive a demo account that will allow them to try out the platform, and perhaps decide to stay when all of its services are completely available later in the year.

Yoni Assia, Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder of eToro, has stated that the platform will offer 10 currencies – Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, Litecoin, Dash, NEO, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, and Ethereum Classic. Each of these can be exchanged for another currency, or alternatively, for the US dollar.

Assia also stated that the platform will mostly be focused on investors as individuals, and that eToro already has over 10 million users in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. The platform has also managed to raise over $162 million when it comes to capital funding.

He added that eToro plans to focus mostly on user-friendliness and simplicity of the platform so that everyone would feel welcome to join. The plan is to attract as much diversity as possible, and make eToro a truly global trading platform.

What can the platform offer currently?

US investors who decide to join the platform will be able to get access to the crypto market via one of three ways. They can either invest in coins manually, copy the trades of the other investors so that they would benefit from their experience, or via an investment into the Crypto CopyFund. Due to the fact that some coins have a disputed status, it is believed that the US traders might have the biggest issue when it comes to actually owning the coins.

eToro’s USA Managing Director, Guy Hirsch, has stated that the movement towards a tokenized world is gaining more and more speed, and platforms like eToro need to let assets investors. With their experience and knowledge, and the platform’s capabilities, the platform can help others educate themselves about cryptos, but also help create a stable crypto society.

Those wishing to invest will have to meet the set minimum of $25. Investors will be able to use ACH and debit card during the launch, but also at the later date, once eToro finishes the supporting system.

In the US, the trading platform will have a base in New Jersey and will be registered as a money transmitter with the FCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network). Europe’s branch of eToro is already regulated and authorized by Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission. The same goes for the eToro in the UK, which is regulated and authorized by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority).

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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