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Keep HODLing BTC, ETH, XRP, TRX and others. Traditional Stock Exchanges Are Moving Into Crypto

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The term HODL is a trademark of any seasoned crypto enthusiast, trader, and believer. It has been used vastly in the last 6 months to signify the bravery of watching the crypto markets spiral out of control without having the urge to cash out and run for the hills. Some have even made interesting memes and gifs that include scenes from Mel Gibson’s movie known as Braveheart. The HODLers faith and belief in a better and bullish crypto market might be bearing fruit with the recent talk about Bitcoin (BTC) bouncing back due to institutional investors wanting a piece of the profits crypto traders and exchanges are making.

One such traditional stock exchange aching for a piece of the action in the crypto markets is Swiss-based SIX. The exchange plans to offer fully integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets. SIX is regulated by Swiss Authorities as an operator of Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI). Two other entities regulate SIX. These are FINMA (The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and the Swiss National Bank.

Jos Dijsselhof, CEO at SIX is quoted as saying:

“This is the beginning of a new era for capital markets infrastructures. For us, it is abundantly clear that much of what is going on in the digital space is here to stay and will define the future of our industry.”

Therefore, through this declaration by SIX to offer crypto trading services, the Swiss government has officially endorsed cryptocurrencies as investments. We all know that the Swiss banking system is where all the big money is. Lots of Hollywood stars, oil billionaires, and trust funds, have Swiss banks handling their money. This means such high net individuals and institutions can opt to diversify using SIX to tap into the crypto markets.

There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Keep HODLing. The big bull run is coming in the crypto markets. One is tempted to speculate that the current low levels are intentional so that the above traditional exchanges can stock up on their own cheap BTC, ETH, XRP and the rest, as they gear up to offer the known crypto exchanges some competition.

One of the factors that is enticing traditional stock exchanges into the crypto industry is the vast profits crypto exchanges are making through trading fees. Binance for one was only set up a year ago and its CEO is predicting $1 Billion in profits for the year ending 2018.

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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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