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Here’s How To Take Advantage Of The Steem Dollars (SBD) Run Right Now

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Between November 20 and December 8, 2017, the price of Steem Dollars (SBD) rose from around $0.96 a piece to $7.36. That’s a close to 670% increase in what essentially amounts to a couple of weeks.

Here at Global Coin Report we’ve taken a look at many of these sorts of moves over the past few months and, as part of our coverage, have outlined what we deem as being the driver behind the action we have seen and, in turn, what we expect to come next from the tokens that are moving.

This time around, however, things are a little bit different.

Before we explain why it’s worth noting exactly what SBD is and how it relates to the platform Steemit and the cryptocurrency Steem (STEEM).

As many reading will likely already be aware, Steemit is a sort of social media, content curation type platform over which content creators get paid for the content they create. This payment is made in STEEM and SBD is a sort of sister currency to STEEM that’s designed to track the US dollar and offer a quick and easy way of figuring out exactly how much each Steemit user is getting paid for the content they create.

As such, inherently, SBD should always trade in and around the one-dollar mark. Take a look at action over the last three months, as illustrated on the chart below, and this becomes apparent.

SBD Chart

SBD Chart

Of course, pegging something like this to the US dollar is going to have its inefficiencies and the latest run is one such example of this potential for inefficiency. The thing to realize, however, is that this isn’t like a normal cryptocurrency – it’s not running to the moon. It will return to one dollar as the blockchain mechanisms on which Steemit rests adapt to the increased price and, in turn, push it back down.

So that all seems pretty boring – we can’t really short sell SBD so that means that there’s no real opportunity to take a profit from the market on this action – right?

Well, not necessarily.

The link between STEEM and SBD is a liquid one in the sense that when the price of SBD goes up, the dollar or bitcoin exchange rate is favorable which, in turn, means that if you cash out your SBD for BTC now and then use that BTC to buy STEEM, you’re going to get much more STEEM for your SBD than you would’ve done just a couple of weeks ago.

You can then hold that STEEM and convert it back into SBD once things settle down again and the profit you’ve made is the difference between the value of the STEEM you pick up now against the SBD you sell to acquire it and the number of SBD you get for your STEEM once you convert it back into BTC to buy SBD when SBD falls back down to its inherent value of one US dollar.

Of course, there is a certain degree of risk rooted in the exchange rates for the US dollar and bitcoin as compares to STEEM across the period of time it takes between now and SBD to return back down to one dollar a coin but, the higher SBD rises, the lower this risk becomes based on the fact that you got more leeway on the arbitrage trade.

As ever, keep in mind that this is a very volatile market and even these sorts of positions can never be guaranteed. With that said, however, as far as quick and easy opportunities go in the market and, especially, in this market, this is one that doesn’t come around too often.

We will be updating our subscribers as soon as we know more. For the latest on SBD, sign up below!

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency.

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Blockchain technology outshines Bitcoin and Gold during global pandemic

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As the popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin begins to level up with investments made in metals such as Gold, together they have both made significant advantages for investors who have taken a leap to invest in them.

However, thanks to the pandemic and the dynamic shift in investing and the economy, many investors have seen fluctuating losses and gains thanks to the uncertainty of the current business world. 

Many investors that backed companies who have exposure to blockchain technology have seen an approximate amount of 54% return on investments over the past year. This is even after considering how hard the global tech market and companies have been hit since the beginning of the pandemic.

What is blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology was first introduced as a supportive technology for Bitcoin. A blockchain is a simple, unchangeable and un-hackable digital ledger that holds transactions in little blocks attached to a chain. The transaction is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of systems on the blockchain, making it available for everyone on the network to see. 

Each block in the chain contains various transactions which are recorded on the participant ledger every time a transaction takes place. The database is decentralised and is managed by multiple participants known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Although blockchain technology was birthed from Bitcoin and was widely adopted for the use of cryptocurrencies, the way it works and its security has made…

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.

NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…

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