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Stellar Lumens (XLM) – The future of asset transactions?

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One of the highly-regarded open-source projects today in the financial market is Stellar Lumens. This project is a distributed payment structure that helps to facilitate asset transactions efficiently and consistently, with just little charges by making use of a crypto-asset called Lumens (XLM). It is essential to keep in mind that this project has gotten immense support from financial institutions and Bitfinex already.

The way Stellar Lumens (XLM) operates is much alike with other decentralized payment systems. It includes a network of decentralized servers which are always renewed within two to five seconds. Another important feature of Stellar Lumens (XLM) which makes it different from other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is its consensus protocol.

Nevertheless, if you are looking for a bridge to give you solutions concerning the issues with traditional bank services such as the fees and quick access to other banking systems in the third world, then this platform is the right choice.

That is due to the fact that it also allows users to send their money to anywhere in the world with just a little penny as charge and this can be done within few seconds.

With these advantages, lots of investors and users are choosing this platform. As a result of increased patronage, XLM recorded an upsurge on its users all over the world last year.

The increase in the use of Stellar Lumens (XLM) has been as a result of its adoption from big financial institutions. Recently, Stellar got an excellent business collaboration with IBM, which is one of the biggest computer technology companies in the world today.

IBM has also been one of the major technology suppliers in the financial sector. Undoubtedly, this recent adoption by IBM will surely boost the future of XLM. Other companies that have adopted XLM are SatoshiPay, Kin Foundation, and BloomX.

Furthermore, another breakthrough of Stellar Lumens (XLM) is the support from NASDAQ, one of the prominent US stock markets. NASDAQ publically declared to the world that XLM is one of the twenty new cryptos to have the most significant potential growth.

That is exciting news for XLM, and it is undoubtedly going to boost the interest of investors especially when NASDAQ lists it as one of the digital currencies in its forthcoming cryptocurrency exchange.

There are also other major players that offer the same services as XLM, and XRP is probably its biggest rival. Both platforms are aiming to reach the USD 20 trillion annually in the market. Although XLM has a market cap of $5,348,989,965 (as of writing this article), there seems to be a potential growth of this cryptocurrency in the coming years.

In addition, XLM on its own is more decentralized than its rival. A good number of investors are taking their attention away from XRP due to the fact that XRP Foundation itself controls almost 60 percent of the digital coins.

When it comes to the price of Stellar, it has almost reached the bottom. In the market today, you will observe that it has been resilient in the XLM/BTC charts. Nevertheless, buying XLM right now may be really suitable, and it is currently traded at $0.28 (good chance to buy in bulk). Indeed, Stellar (XLM) has what it takes to break out from its current situation soonest.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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