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3 New Cryptocurrencies To Keep An Eye On

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As 2018 nears its end, the effects of last year’s crypto boom are still being felt. Even though the current year has been bearish for most of its length, new altcoins continued to appear on the market almost every other day.

In addition, issues with scalability that many large cryptocurrencies are suffering from are slowly being solved by different methods. While this is all considered to be a positive development, the situation is slightly less encouraging when it comes to real-world adoption of cryptocurrencies.

Even so, some steps were made, and numerous efforts in different parts of the world are being made to one day make this concept a reality. In the meanwhile, crypto trading continues to grow, and investors are always looking for new aspiring coins to invest into.

This is why today, we will take a look at 3 new cryptocurrencies that are already showing real potential. Since any of them might grow to become the next big thing, it doesn’t hurt to keep an eye on them and follow their development closely.

1. SureRemit (RMT)

To understand what this coin is all about, we should first explain the concept of remittance. This is something that is very important for developing countries, as their citizens often struggle to survive due to a bad economy or other similar reasons. As such, it is not unusual for some of their citizens to leave their native country and travel to more developed places in order to work and send funds home via wire, online transfer, or some other method.

These funds that are sent back are what we call remittance. However, the process always has a middleman that is involved in some way, which makes the process both costly and slow. These costs can often go up to 10% or more of the total value that is being sent, and the length of the process can take anywhere from one to three days.

This is where SureRemit comes in, and it allows a solution to such problems by completely bypassing fees and the middleman. While the fees are still present, they will include 2% of the amount, instead of 10% or more. Not only will the receiver get more money out of this deal, but the process itself is also much faster.

The project itself is not aiming to become a transfer service based on blockchain technology. Instead, it relies on the fact that most of the money that is being sent will be used for consumptive purposes, such as buying food, paying bills, and alike. All that it takes is for merchants to accept vouchers that can be used for paying for goods and services.

An obvious question now is — why would merchants do this? The answer is simple — by doing so, they will boost their sales without having to spend money on marketing. Apart from that, merchants themselves will not lose anything, as they will still be paid in fiat currencies. The incentive has grown to be pretty effective up to this point, especially in struggling countries of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, or Latin America.

2. Scorum (SCR)

Scorum is a media platform based on blockchain technology. It allows users to receive rewards for creating quality content, and the rewards come in the platform’s native SCR coin. However, Scorum is a platform that focuses on a single niche, which is sports.

The platform has four components: Sports blogging, Fantasy sports, Commission-free betting, and a Statistics center.

Right now, the blogging platform is likely the project’s most exciting aspect, with more than 30,000 users, and 200,000 visits per month. This has made Scorum’s blockchain the 13th most active one in the entire ecosystem. This is already an exceptional feat, but it is even more impressive if we consider the fact that the coin has a market cap of only $7 million.

This is proof enough that the project does not need a lot of money in order to attract people, as long as it is done right. The platform also provides many with an opportunity to be creative and express themselves while at the same time, they would instantly attract a lot of traffic. In addition, as they do so, they can also get a reward in form of tokens, as mentioned earlier.

The project is pretty innovative, and it became an instant success due to the amount of interest in sports from all corners of the world. The betting platform is commission-free, and it offers a lot of unique advantages over other platforms. One of them is the fact that it can be truly international since cryptocurrencies know no borders. Another one is the fact that independent developers can use it to create their own solutions on top of Scorum.

As for fantasy sports part of the project, it has yet to gain any notable adoption. However, since transaction fees on Scorum are non-existent, many expect that this aspect of the website will grow as well in time.

Finally, there is a stats center, and this aspect is also in its early stages. Te plan is to help it grow beyond simply displaying typical sports stats, and to use different analytics tools to create interesting interactive visuals.

3. Ravencoin (RVN)

Ravencoin (RVN) is the largest coin on this list when it comes to market cap. However, it is still not as large a crypto as it can get. One interesting thing about this coin is that it managed to avoid usual pitfalls that most other projects rush into. It never held an ICO, and it was not pre-mined, which are only two examples of the things that this coin did differently.

On top of that, It has no CEO, which means that all of the “power” is shared among the developers themselves.

The Ravencoin project is designed to allow users to issue and transfer different assets on a secure, decentralized blockchain. Apart from that, it also provides a safe and secure messaging channel that can be used for communication. Decentralization is maintained by allowing users to vote on important decisions and issues, and users receive dividends as payment. In addition, it is resistant to ASIC, and it is much more energetic than Bitcoin.

The future of cryptocurrencies definitely seems brighter than ever, despite the fact that the adoption progresses slowly. Things like regulations and understanding this technology in the first place are of great importance. While a lot of countries understand this, there are still many of them that believe that cryptos are just a current trend, a bubble that can pop at any time.

This is why their progress is slow, but this also gives them time to develop, evolve, and reach the mainstream as a firmly-established technology, once their time finally comes.

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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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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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