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Here Is The Upside Of Ripple (XRP) Being Declared A Security

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The discussion as to whether Ripple (XRP) is a security or not has been looming over the minds of all crypto-traders and investors for a few months now. The SEC has yet to give direction with respect to the remittance coin in a manner similar to how it stated Ethereum (ETH) was not a security. This statement by the SEC about ETH even prompted the early listing of Ethereum Classic (ETC) on Coinbase.

It is, therefore, safe to conclude that Coinbase is warming up to the SEC ways of doing things for they know that there is a wave of investing that is coming. This wave of investing will be away from the traditional stocks to the world of digital assets. This new world of investing will still be regulated by the SEC and Coinbase wants to be bosom buddies with the authority.

So what if Ripple is declared a security?

The first thing that will happen, is a total dump of the coin in the crypto-markets. It will spiral out of control worse than the meteorite that supposedly killed off the dinosaurs. There will be a lot of comments and disgruntled XRP HODLers. They will reiterate Brad Garlinghouse’s statements that XRP is a separate entity from the parent company and that it was not even made by Ripple. XRP was given to the company by the creator of the coin so it can be a utility coin on the Ripple Network.

But they should not be disgruntled.

The way I see it, Wallstreet has been begging for a Ripple IPO since last December. They were like the proverbial cat that wants to get a hold of the goldfish in the bowl. When XRP is declared a security, they will have a party. This party will be because XRP can now be regulated by the SEC and listed on the numerous traditional trading platforms in Hong Kong, Chicago, London, Sydney, New York, just to name a few.

These trading platforms that never sleep, is where XRP will meet the trillions of dollars that want to invest in the newly declared security.  There is currently 39.3 Billion XRP with a market capitalization of around $20 Billion. This market cap will surely do gains by probably ten times and more and eventually hit the one trillion market capitalization.

Anyone who did not dump their XRP with the news that it is a security will reap the rewards of being a HODLer but in the regulated world of securities. Of course, they will be taxed for cashing out, but with XRP having a $1 Trillion market cap, this means that XRP will be valued at around $25 dollars. Even if the IRS takes 50% of this, you are left still with a handsome profit larger than the anticipated $10 per XRP.

In conclusion, whether XRP is declared a security or not, has no long-term adverse effect on the digital asset. If it is not declared a security, it will probably get listed on Coinbase and it will skyrocket. If it is listed as a security, Wallstreet will have a party on its behalf at the expense of the disgruntled XRP fans. But the anger by XRP HODLers will be short lived for XRP will still skyrocket in the traditional markets of securities. Therefore, both options are a win and XRP will still take over the world of investing.

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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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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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