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How Risky is it to Invest in BAT in 2019?

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After a bearish 2018, many investors were hoping that the cryptocurrency market will have a fresh start in the new year. The idea was to shake off the bearish grip and have another rally that will take digital coins back to the old glory, or possibly reach entirely new heights.

However, an entire month has passed since then, and the market has yet to show any real signs of recovery. Most cryptocurrencies are still trading in the red, which has caused investors to carefully consider their future investments and only focus on the coins that are the most likely to have a prosperous future.

While the crypto market is vast and it consists of over 2,100 coins and tokens at this point, there are some of them that are attracting more attention than the others. Stepping away from the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap, a lot of investors are interested in what to expect from Basic Attention Token (BAT)?

About BAT

BAT is a coin that is currently being used within Brave browser, with the goal of revolutionizing the way different companies interact with their consumers. BAT has promised companies the possibility of changing how online advertising works, and the change is expected to be highly beneficial to everyone involved.

So far, companies that wanted to advertise their products or services online had to go to large, established websites, including social media sites like Facebook, search engines like Google, or video platforms like YouTube, among others. These websites would receive payments, and in return, they would advertise the companies to their consumers.

The trouble lies in the fact that consumers were not interested in viewing ads, and had no real incentive to do so. Brave hopes to change that by blocking the ads by default and providing users the ability to watch them only when they want to. In return, they get paid in BAT token.

The idea was interesting to the community and companies alike, and many have opted to abandon browsers such as Firefox or Chrome and use Brave instead. However, the ability to view ads and get paid has yet to be fully implemented, although it is expected that it might happen at some point in 2019.

Once the coins start coming in, they can be used for tipping various online content creators and users’ favorite websites. Brave will also allow the withdrawal of the coins, which can then be exchanged for other tokens or fiat currencies, although it will likely be a while until this feature is included.

Is BAT a good investment?

So far, we have seen that BAT has an excited community and an interesting use case. In addition, it has the potential to revolutionize the entire advertising industry, which makes the coin very valuable in the eyes of companies and consumers alike.

It should be noted that the development of the project has been advancing relatively slowly in recent months, with a lot of issues that needed taking care of. Even so, the project is advancing, and more users are discovering BAT and Brave every day. With an expanding community and growing support, BAT is likely a coin that will become quite popular in the future, provided that all the systems and features arrive.

As such, it may be considered a good long-term investment. If the project kicks off later in 2019, the same might happen to BAT’s price. The price is currently rather low, being only $0.109612 per coin. BAT’s market cap is currently at $134,817,358, which has placed it at the 37th spot on CoinMarketCap’s list of largest cryptocurrencies.

However, as mentioned, BAT still has the potential to grow, which is likely to happen once it starts delivering the promised features.

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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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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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