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This Is Why Monero (XMR) Is Going To Keep Running

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At the start of this year, Monero (XMR) went for around five dollars apiece. Fast-forward 12 months and the coin currently trades for $277, having dipped from highs recorded midweek just shy of the $300 mark. Much of today’s mainstream media coverage of the space is rooted in the incredible rise in price we’ve seen in bitcoin and, to a lesser degree, Litecoin and Ethereum.

As Monero’s 6,000% 12-month appreciation illustrates, however, these mainstream coins aren’t the only ones that have produced supranormal returns for early investors.

So what’s behind the action in this relatively under the radar token and what can we expect next?

Let’s try and answer those questions.

For anybody new to Monero, the coin is very similar in concept to something like bitcoin or Litecoin but, at the same time, it’s designed in such a way so as to promote a considerable degree of security and anonymity. It’s based on a protocol called CryptoNote which essentially ensures its untraceability, whoever is spending it or receiving it and – at the same time – whoever is trying to follow the coins from one place to another.

There are a couple of reasons why this one is gaining strength right now.

First, it has garnered a very large community of followers, both in terms of your everyday cryptocurrency population and, in addition, some of the biggest names in both this sector and the mainstream security space.

Monero Chart

Monero Chart

One of these individuals that’s noteworthy is John McAfee, cybersecurity entrepreneur and current CEO of publicly traded MGT Capital Investments Inc. (OTCMKTS: MGTI). McAfee went on record as stating that Monero has the potential to challenge bitcoin as a leading cryptocurrency and, while this seems like an outlandish statement right now, McAfee has proved many wrong in the space already and it would be foolish to write him off, whatever he’s predicting.

So, outside of a McAfee validation, we are also seeing some mainstream commercial interest in Monero and this is, once again, serving to buoy sentiment towards the token.

Specifically, and as per the most recent development for the company and its coin, news hit press this week that more than 40 top recording artists, including Slayer, Weezer, G-Eazy, Sia and Fallout Boy (among others) are now offering their records in return for Monero as a payment method. Notably, Mariah Carey (who is especially big at this time of year) is offering a 15% discount on her website to anybody that pays with Monero.

The arrangement came together as part of what is being referred to as Project Coral Reef and is really one of the first times we’ve seen a large-scale adoption of this type of technology in the music industry; we’ve seen single artists do a similar sort of thing but there are no examples of more than 40 artists coming together, and especially of this caliber, to accept one particular coin.

So what’s next?

Security and anonymity is very high on people’s lists of priorities right now and is becoming increasingly so in the wake of things like the Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) data breach earlier this year.

Coins like Monero offer a simple solution to these concerns and, right now, it’s the coin that is at the top of the list from a privacy perspective.

For us, this suggests that there is still a long way to go in terms of upside potential as the company and its coin grow to satiate the ever-increasing market and consumer demand for exactly the product it’s offering.

Keep in mind that we may see a near term correction (a little deeper than the one that just took place) but, in line with this, any correction could be an opportunity to pick up some cheap coins.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency.

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Behold The Cryptopreneurs – Overcoming The Obstacles Facing The Blockchain Industry

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Integrating blockchain technology is fast becoming a necessity for enterprise ventures and small or large businesses, but with a growing number of choices in the tech revolution, it’s difficult to pick a direction without feeling overwhelmed or taken advantage of. This is where BEHOLD THE CRYPTOPRENEURS comes in.

Private keys, the myth of anonymity, and the battle against anarchist ideology are only a few of the difficult challenges faced by businesses that want to incorporate blockchain into their culture. Author Dennis H. Lewis guides the reader through those challenges and helps them discover the true potential of investing in this new economic paradigm.

Every business has pain points that must be overcome in order to branch out and thrive in an ever-changing commercial environment. Blockchain has real world solutions and cryptopreneurs are not limited to the cryptocurrencies they invest in but rather how they seize economic and technological opportunities to make it work for them.

Innovation, trust, and solutions can differentiate your business from all the noise, but without a solid marketing plan, a cryptopreneur can have the best idea and never get far. Remember: a million great ideas times zero market presence equals zero success.

Investors want to know there is public interest and enthusiasm in a project before they commit any money to it. As a cryptopreneur, you are tasked with generating that interest from the…

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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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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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