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Here’s Why Stellar (XLM) Is Owed A 350% Run

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Stellar (XLM) is trading at a 10% premium to the price at which it traded this time yesterday (midday US session) but remains down a little more than 67% from highs of $0.86 – levels registered on what has now become an infamous January 4, 2018.

This is one of the coins that we have covered on a couple of occasions in the past and, in our most recent coverage, we compared it to Ripple (XRP) in terms of use case. That is, we suggested that Stellar served as a sort of everyday iteration of Ripple, with the latter providing cross-border transaction functionality to financial institutions and the former serving pretty much exactly the same function but between individuals as opposed to registered entities.

XLM Daily Chart

XLM Daily Chart

In the same vein, we suggested that it has the potential to provide a banking solution and a remittance solution to the billions of individuals globally that, right now, have no access to bank accounts or any real security when it comes to value storage and transfer.

That is, after all, what cryptocurrency (we’re looking at you, bitcoin) was first pitched as being when it hit markets nearly a decade ago.

The question is, however, and especially in the wake of a pretty much across-the-board decline in the cryptocurrency space over the last six weeks or so, just how far can this one go and what sort of timeframes are we looking at when we say that there is real upside potential associated with Stellar and XLM at current rates?

Consider the following.

There is a total supply of a little over 103 billion XLM in place. Right now, the circulating supply comes in at around 18.5 billion. That’s around 17% of total supply currently in circulation.

Compare this to Ripple, which has a total supply just shy of 100 billion and an in-circulation supply just shy of 40 billion (so, around 39%) and current pricing seems pretty much in line between the two coins.

To put this another way, we would expect Ripple to be priced at double XLM right now because there is around double the proportion of overall supply in circulation at the current time.

And it is, pretty much.

That is, of course, when we assume that Stellar has a similar market potential in terms of total market capitalization to Ripple.

Not unreasonable, right?

Well, now consider this.

At its peak, XRP traded for more than $3.50 apiece. That’s a 350% premium to current pricing. At its own peak, however, XLM only traded for around $0.80 apiece – a 122% premium on current prices.

So, let’s assume XRP can run to at least its early January peak within the next few months – a conservative assumption given the fundamental developments we have seen from Ripple over the last few weeks.

Building on the assumption that XLM should track XRP from current prices (and assuming that current levels are buyer-seller balanced, which is reasonable) then we could (and should) see XLM run at least 350% during the coming months.

A 350% premium on current prices puts XLM at $1.70.

All this, of course, only assumes that prices of Ripple reach highs that have already been reached within the last six weeks or so. If the wider market turns around and manages to attract a bit of speculative volume, any break of previous highs will almost immediately translate to a sustained run which, in turn, could push XLM to $2 pretty much immediately.

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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.


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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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