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Binance’s BNB and Ripple’s XRP. How are they alike?

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Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange currently based in Japan (it was founded in China but they moved out as the Chinese government showed a bit of hostility towards cryptocurrencies) that doesn’t only allow for coin trade, they own their own coin as well. Ripple is also an enterprise that owns a coin called XRP. So both are private companies that have put forward an alt-coin in the market.

Both coins are demanded, and they’re performing well (ok, not in last week or so, but that’s the case of the whole market and not these two only). And both are capitalized in the billions. So there are many similarities between the laboratories and coins, let’s dig a little deeper. These labs (ok, Binance is not exactly a lab but they do a lab’s work anyway, besides doing the trade and exchange bit) do the deed, they both have their coins and they both try to help the coin perform well, let’s see how they manage this.

1. The Symbol

Names and brands do matter. They help a good product to be identifiable. The right symbol is a good presence and that is part of a great coin’s good performance. Both Binance and Ripple have the right logo, the right symbol that’s made them something of an institution in the crypto community.

2. Great marketing

Maybe you’ve heard about coin burning? It happens, and projects do it because that decreases the supply and it makes a coin scarcer so it’s value goes up. But burning coins is something projects do only after the burnt coins have created profit. Last financial quarter Binance burned thirty million dollars worth of BNB crypto coins after those coins created 150 million in profits. BNB usually takes twenty percent of gains for token burns in order to make sure it always makes sense.

Ripple is not burning coins, at least for the time being. They are using the Escrow Ripple XRP reserve to add coins into the market and that has allowed them to keep the price low at the same time it keeps steadily rising with demand for XRP increasing by 80% over the last financial quarter.

This is a sign of a couple of labs that know what they’re doing, and that are doing it correctly.

3. Competent management

Both Binance and Ripple have the talent and the leadership. They’ve made sure that the right persons have the right job and are taking the right decisions. Both organizations are efficient and they’re doing the job they set out to do as proven by the amazing partnerships they have secured lately (just think about Ripple’s 75 international banks adopting their tech, blockchain and, in some cases, the coin as well).

They know their long-term goals and they have the team that can achieve those goals. They’re working hard for them, and they’re getting there.

4. Applying the resources

Funds are not everything. Microsoft has spent billions trying to make Bing count for something and it’s failed. It’s not about the money but about the way you use it correctly. Binance (BNB) and Ripple (XRP) have used their funds very wisely in a way that has created value for their users and coin holders. That’s why their investors trust both laboratories and are prepared to go all the way with them.

Both labs keep making the right decisions so that their investors keep profiting from sticking with them. They’ve built confidence, awareness and a market presence that is very hard to match, even by Bitcoin or Ethereum.

In short: what do these two labs have in common? They’re doing everything right.

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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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