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Here’s Why Now Is A Great Time To Pick Up Some Litecoin (LTC)

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With a relatively stable Bitcoin (BTC) comes the possibility of the rest of our favorite coins and tokens to exhibit some profitable gains. Bitcoin (BTC) is currently trading at $6.749 and looks like testing the $7,000 resistance level very soon. This means that the total crypto market capitalization might also go above $300 Billion from the current levels of $276 Billion.

It is with such optimism of a healthy crypto market, that it might be time to reconsider getting some Litecoin (LTC) while the price is relatively low. The digital asset that is sometimes called Bitcoin’s little brother, is currently trading at $88 and up 2.81% in the last 24 hours. LTC has not been at these levels since late November last year. The coin might have bottomed out on June 29th this year, when it was valued at around $74.

The last crypto rally in late December last year and early January this year, found Litecoin doing tremendously well above $300 with a peak value of $364 on December 19th, 2017.

But will it really reach those levels again?

One promising indicator that Litecoin and the entire crypto markets might be headed for another rally, is the recent announcement by Coinbase to offer secure crypto storage to high net individuals and hedge funds who want to start investing in cryptocurrencies. This new service has been dubbed Coinbase Custody and so far supports the 5 coins that are supported by the exchange: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC).

This means that LTC will be a choice for the high net individuals and institutional investors willing to use Coinbase’s services. As a result, LTC will be bought and held in bulk leading to a reduction of the general circulating supply as well as an increase in value as demand continues to grow.

Coinbase CEO showed his excitement with regards to the new service when he tweeted the following:

It is clear that there is a lot of bullish sentiment not only within the organization of Coinbase but as well as on Wallstreet through the numerous hedge funds and the high net individuals who simply want to buy and HODL for speculation purposes. LTC will be one of the 5 digital assets available for them thus giving the coin the much-needed exposure.

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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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