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Future Crypto Exchange by SBI Holdings will Use Ripple (XRP) as its Primary Currency

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The future of Ripple (XRP) might bring some serious changes to this digital currency. For now, most of what is expected to come only includes positive effects for this crypto.

It might sound strange, but in the world of cryptocurrencies, Sundays have always been regarded as “bad days”. A lot of traders noticed that, on Sundays, there is always a noticeable decline in the market’s volume.

Despite the fact that this theory seems a bit unreal and almost like a product of paranoia, a careful look can pretty much confirm the theory. Let’s take Bitcoin (BTC) as an example. It is trading at around $9,294, while it still manages to keep its level at $9,000. It basically went down for about half a percent within only 24 hours.

Other cryptos are also acting unusually, with Ethereum (ETH) is seeing its token value at $676, while even Ripple (XRP) went to $0.85. However, when it comes to Ripple, at least, things might change a lot real soon.

Ripple’s situation might change

Throughout the crypto world, there have been certain rumors and predictions about what might happen soon. There was a massive awareness that Japan’s SBI Holdings company really likes and supports Ripple, for as long as anyone can remember. Another piece of the puzzle includes an information that the SBI Holdings plans to launch additional crypto exchange, or maybe even two of them. What’s important about this is the fact that, if they do so, they will use Ripple trading as the exchanges’ base.

SBI’s original intention was to enter a partnership with Huobi in order to open these two exchanges. However, since crypto regulations regarding the exchanges are rather strong in Japan, the company gave up on that deal. Instead, they decided to try and complete this project on their own, which led to the creation of their exchange called SBI Virtual Currencies. They did it in order to improve their project’s security.

According to some speculations, it is possible that the project will see its launch during the Summer of 2018. Another thing that is expected here is that the exchange might enter FIAT/XRP pairing with other Asia’s big currencies. What this means is that Asian countries of Japan, that uses Yen, and South Korea, which uses Won, might end up trading with each other directly through XRP.

XRP is popular in Asia

XRP is seen as one of the biggest cryptocurrencies in the market right now, and the majority of that popularity comes from Asia. For example, some estimations claim that over 3.5 million XRP traders and holders are Japanese. They, of course, use other currencies as well, but XRP seems to be a local favorite for this area.

As for South Korea, its influence on the crypto world and market was experienced first hand when the government decided to ban digital currency trading. The end result was that the markets seriously tanked before anyone realized how big of a deal it will really be.

With that in mind, it is safe to say that the confirmation of SBI Holdings’ exchanges and their use of XRP/FIAT will also have major consequences. This will probably have a very positive result for Ripple, and it is estimated that its price might go up to $10 before the year ends. Obviously, this will be a great win for XRP, and the only thing standing in its way right now is time 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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