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Ion (ION): To The Moon With “Earth to Moon”

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Ranked at 167th place on the global coin ranking list, ION didn’t strike as a coin that could potentially grow large overnight. But, looking at the latest change in its price and being traded at its all-time high on all major exchange markets, we can’t miss mentioning how well Ion is doing, especially these days. For those who are not informed in detail about the idea behind Ion and Ionomy, here’s everything you need to know about this coin.

What is ION?

Influenced by Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, Ion was launched in May 2015 when it was presented as a proof-of-stake decentralized ecosystem. The main idea behind Ion and Ionomy is gaming industry, games and digital values and goods.

So, anyone interested in this coin might as well be interested in games and gaming apps. Inspired by Bitcoin, but still addressing its flaws, ION creators have chosen proof-of-stake as a great alternative to proof-of-work – the protocol Bitcoin is using. The main reason for choosing proof-of-stake is the fact that this protocol is consuming less energy, that way providing an economic ecosystem with enabled decentralization.

ION is also working on the hash algorithm, which is a key within a public key. Let’s say that our original data information is represented by a certain number. That number would be shown in a different form when gone through the hash algorithm, providing a value that is non-recognizable.

That is how ION is keeping transactions within their blockchain ecosystem, private and untraceable, which isn’t the case with Bitcoin where all information can be acquired as all info is being saved on the central blockchain. This protocol is functional because it takes a multiplier that is unknown, merged with the original value that gives a whole different value when translated through a hash algorithm.

But, what makes ION attractive to most users and holders who are not following up with technicalities like protocols and algorithms is the fact that ION is promoting the gaming industry, launching games, and apps and creating reward programs and competitions for gamers around the globe.

Earth to Moon

Around mid-December 2017, ION developers launched a beta version of a game called “The Moon or Burst.” The game is relatively addictive for anyone who likes mini-games available for Android and iOS. The game launched by Ion is also available for Android and iOS so anyone who is a part of the community can download the game as of 26th of January. The most exciting thing about this game is navigating from Earth to the Moon while avoiding threats like black holes and other aircraft.

Apparently, there was a tournament organized in the spirit of launching a public version of this game. Anyone could apply and play as of 26th of January. The winner of the competition was announced only three days after the beginning of the tournament and awarded 5000$ in the form of ION tokens.

This is, without any second thoughts, an amazing reward and an easy way to get “some” ION tokens. But, at the same time, the launching of the game can be interpreted as an amazingly clever strategy to get more investors to chip in and buy ION before the release of the game.

This presumption is proven to be true as after having announced the launching of the game on January 26th. The price of ION went up for amazing 51%, which led to a price of 5.94$ per one coin.

Where is ION at Right Now?

After the Earth to Moon tournament has come to an end, it seems that some disappointed competitors didn’t get their hands on the 5k prize and decided to sell their ION tokens. The price fell below the original 5.94$ per one coin.

Jokes on the side, whatever the reason for the decrease although this coin was trading at an all-time high across all major exchanges, Ion got back on the track with the newest increase only a day after the initial decrease.

In the last 24 hours, the volume of trading in Ion tokens increased, which resulted in a 7% rise in ION’s price. Currently, this coin is trading at 5.36$ with a market capitalization of 103 million dollars.

In case Ion would continue at the current pace when it comes to increases, this coin could quickly reach the price of 10$ within a few weeks.

Given the fact that Ion developers are focused on all aspects that make one digital currency a potentially safe investment, it seems that this coin will have a bright future. And, by creating a decentralized ecosystem with a focus on the gaming industry and rewarding strategies with safe and secure protocols, Ionomy is undoubtedly growing towards becoming a robust decentralized community.

So, the last call for buying Ion at its lowest based on the current performance of this coin is probably now or never.

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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.

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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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