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NEM (NEM) vs Ripple (XRP): Which crypto you should invest in?

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In recent past, both NEM and Ripple have been gaining a lot of popularity, and as a result, somehow confusing potential investors as to which is the best cryptocurrency of the two they should invest their money in. In this article, we will try and dig deeper into the lives of these digital currencies to conclude which one you should buy.

NEM

NEM is quickly emerging as the preferred virtual currency that provides businesses and individuals new information and data security functionalities. Some crypto analysts describe it as the new kid on the block of cryptos, taunting it to be better than most currencies regarding technological features and advancements.

Unlike Bitcoin which is known for storing information of its investors, NEM allows users and businesses to store data and information securely.

The main benefit of this digital coin is that it allows any file or any information to be secured on your PC. What this means is that you have the privileges of storing your data and information protecting it from any tampering or changes in the file structure.

NEM is different from other existing coins that were developed using codebases as it uses a new set of codes that are not present in the other selected currencies. Although not being as old as most digital currencies, NEM is showing a lot of potentials and impressing many investors.

Ripple (XRP)

On the other hand, Ripple (XRP) is also a different currency that provides a protocol for most financial institutions to transfer their money across borders. Individual investors are also able to move money using Ripple to anywhere around the world.

One of the significant advantages of Ripple is that transactions are done and completed at near instant speeds. Moreover, the transaction costs are far lower compared to other virtual currencies.

More and more financial institutions are warming up to Ripple and using their network to initiate international payments. Currently, the cost of transferring money internationally without utilizing the Ripple protocol is significantly high. But thanks to the Ripple blockchain technology, the prices have been substantially reduced, in turn increasing XRP’s value significantly.

Ripple has a broad partnership portfolio with influential industry players and unlike Bitcoin is, it has a faster method of reaching consensus. Some of the big brands XRP has partnered with include the likes of Bank of America, UBS, Santander, and BMO.

The Brief Comparison

In the last 14 months or so, both digital coins have shown tremendous progress by appreciating by over 1000% in value. This is one of the reasons behind the confusion investors are having in choosing between them.

Ripple’s price is attractive as it is still affordable. Also, XRP is offering banks with enough liquidity to match their needs with almost ten trillion of float in nostro and vostro accounts. Many analysts argue that it is an inefficient model believing the platform is the future due to its design nature to capitalize on the liquidity need.

On which one is the best currency to invest in, it’s going to be a good idea to diversify between them to position yourself to reap from the rich dividends from both of the coins. But yes, in case, I’d need to favor only one out of the two in question, I would go with Ripple as things stand currently.

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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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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

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These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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