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How Cardano (ADA) Might Surprise You in 2018

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The Cryptocurrency Market, on the whole, has experienced an exponential growth all-together in 2017, with many new cryptocurrencies coming up and making their presence felt. One of the names that have been doing rounds in crypto-circles around the world is Cardano. At its peak, there were many big things expected of Cardano, which was expected to be among the forerunners of cryptocurrencies in the world. All of that has dramatically changed, however, with Cardano getting badly hit, as a result of an overall slump of the crypto-market.

About Cardano

Currently, Cardano sits in 7thplace in terms of market cap according to coinmarketcap. It has a market cap of $4,428,862,189 USD with a total supply of 31,112,483,745 ADA tokens. The Cardano project’s aim is to deliver smart contracts with advanced features to the industry at large.  It is different than other blockchain related projects, as it is the result of a tireless research-driven approach in the fields of Engineering and research.

Cardano is powered by the Cardano blockchain, which is developed to be compatible with any type of regulations while retaining its decentralized properties. It has experienced massive spikes in price levels quite recently, with Cardano’s market cap jumping from a measly 3,773,633,262 USD in November 29th, 2017 to a massive figure of $31,648,656,464 USD on January 4th, 2018. Such a massive rise in price levels has attracted many investors towards Cardano in recent months. However, it is experiencing quite a slump from its January highs, losing value gradually over the next 2 months. In spite of Cardano’s recent decline, crypto-analysts and industry experts expect it to rise in the near future and have put forward certain reasons as to why.

Reasons For Projected Growth of Cardano

Cardano is a popular cryptocurrency among traders, especially among Asian countries which account for more than 40% of all worldwide Cardano transactions. Although the price has seen a dramatic fall following rumors and fears regarding tight regulations in these regions, it is still expected to rise because of the following factors.

  1. System Improvements and Upgrades: Unlike the majority of cryptocurrencies, Cardano has a very active development team who constantly works to improve the user experience. Cardano is generally a technological platform, aimed at enabling users such as individuals, big organizations, corporations and governmental institutions to run sophisticated financial applications easily. It has a streamlined design that provides it with flexibility and regular soft forks for easy upgrades.
  2. Strong Community: Cardano has a growing community of followers who religiously support the coin and the project even through tough times. Their telegram community number to an excess of 16000 followers with considerable presence in Reddit and Twitter as well. Cryptocurrencies which have a strong community backing perform well with time, with a lesser chance of declining in price levels.
  3. Programming Language: Cardano is based on a new programming language called Haskell. It possesses a high bar of tolerance when fighting against network faults as well as external attacks, a pre-requisite for any good cryptocurrency. Cardano can process a large number of real-time transactions as compared to its peers because of its widespread adaptability as well as flexibility. It has the ability to process almost thousands of transactions in a single second.
  4. Plans for Interledger Transactions: The Cardano developers recently announced plans of developing a  way to enable interledger transactions through high scalability. It is rumored that they are planning to split the Cardano network into smaller divisions to make sharing data in real time, much easier. The new platform is set to use a protocol called Block explorers, which will allow holders to track their transactions in real time.

Closing Thoughts

The cryptocurrency market, on the whole, is still recovering from a massive slump, with many coins failing to reach their peak positions from before. Cardano, of course, has an advantage, as its developers are working towards widespread adoption in the business sector. Many recent events signal a positive growth for Cardano, with Cardano recently been added to the Centra Wallet. This paves the way for widespread adoption and is set to push the price of Cardano for months to come.

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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 and read our full disclaimer.

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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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