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Here Is Why Ripple Separating itself from XRP, the Coin, is a Good Thing

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For a very long time, crypto traders and enthusiasts have continually used Ripple to refer to the digital asset known as XRP. It was okay to do so during the months of November and December last year, but when the Ripple company is facing 3 lawsuits as well as the SEC, it is prudent to know the distinction between the two entities.

Global Coin Report had earlier highlighted that the popular crypto tracking website of Coinmarketcap.com was the first to conclude that XRP is separate from Ripple. The website did this by newly naming the digital asset via its cryptocurrency code of XRP. This, in turn, could be translated as being that the good team at Coinmarketcap has also concluded that XRP is not a security.

In line with this conversation, the Ripple company has issued a statement via Twitter stressing that XRP and Ripple are two different and totally independent entities. In a tweet, the Ripple company stated that:

“The digital asset #XRP and the company #Ripple are distinctly different.”

The company would go on to give reasons why the two are separate by giving more information on its website.

So why is this a good thing?

To begin with, the SEC will now see the clear distinction that XRP is separate from Ripple. Not being biased, but the guys at the SEC are a little bit older than your average crypto trader. This means that for them to grasp the sense of what XRP is, the Ripple company and the XRP community need to lend them a hand in explaining the differences. Once this concept is grasped by the SEC, even the judges handling the 3 Ripple Lawsuits will also understand these concepts and throw the cases out the window.

To add to the above, separating XRP from Ripple now means that the company of Ripple is the biggest XRP HODLer out there. They can choose to dump a bunch of coins into the markets or choose to lock them up in Escrow. This is, in fact, is not a bad thing. It amplifies the fact that Ripple is a separate entity once again. Although a more ‘competitive’ position when looking at it from another XRP HODLer’s point of view. But knowing the guys at Ripple, they love the coin. They will not dump it.

The last reason why it is a good thing that XRP is separate from Ripple is that the institutional investors that were seated on the fence with respect to buying XRP, will now see the proverbial light and jump in with both feet. The buying of XRP might still be gradual and cautious with the pending cases and SEC comments, but it is still some progress in the right direction.

In conclusion, XRP continues to be one of the most loved and held digital assets in the crypto verse. With Ripple offering clarity between the two entities, the doors are open for the 3 pending cases to be resolved as well as the SEC declaring XRP is not a security. This will, in turn, bring in the institutional investors with their ‘big money’ signaling the beginning of an XRP Bull Run.

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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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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