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New Hope for Stellar Lumens (XLM)

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So far, 2018 has been a strange year for cryptocurrencies. Whenever they made some progress, interestingly enough, a new hardship followed. Still, a lot of them managed to bounce back whenever things got complicated, and Stellar Lumens (XLM) is definitely one of them. In fact, a lot of experts believe that this crypto has a lot of potentials to bloom by the end of the year, so let’s see why.

Stellar Lumens (XLM)

Stellar is a crypto that has been around for a while when considering crypto-age. It was launched back in 2014, and it uses an entire network of decentralized servers for maintaining its operations.

Stellar is a crypto that has always been ‘around’, but never received that much attention, until this year, when he climbed to the rank of 7th according to CoinMarketCap. Just like all the other cryptos, its price suffered a great loss at the beginning of the year, and it currently sits at $0.193173.

Despite this, Stellar continued to fight the good fight, and the crypto continues on its way to the ultimate goal – the replacement of traditional money with cryptos. In return, it offers speed, scalability, extremely low fees, and has a very solid framework.

A lot of others have noticed its potential as well, one of the biggest names among them being the KIN Foundation. KIN seems to have been very impressed with Stellar’s scalability solutions, considering that they announced a hard fork on Stellar’s very own blockchain. This will help solve a lot of company’s problems, and would even expose Stellar even more in the process. Cryptos are never the ones to say no to building a reputation, so this will be a good deal for XLM.

Stellar Partnerships

KIN is not the only one interested in Stellar, and one of its largest, if not THE largest partnerships include IBM (International Business Machines). And, while this partnership is not exactly new, it is very beneficial, especially after the announcement came that both parties will team up with Veridium Labs. This team-up was proposed so that the carbon credits can be introduced. This will represent the first token for IBM, and it will be on a public network. That being said, it will still not be available for public use.

Additionally, Stellar is also a crypto chosen by BloomX, and the plan that BloomX came up with includes providing an online platform for Money Services Businesses. The reason why they have chosen to work with XLM on this is that it is simple to use, extremely scalable, cheap, and very fast. So, following the integration, XLM will actually be the one who will process all of the transactions coming in and out of BloomX. Not bad for a crypto, especially the one that wasn’t under the microscope like some of the bigger ones out there were.

What will happen to XLM price?

Considering the ups and downs of the market this year, which were more often and stronger than ever before, it is relatively difficult to determine which crypto will come up on top, and which ones will disappear. Even so, Stellar is not going anywhere anytime soon. This is the coin that has actually managed to endure the market’s sudden mood shifts quite well, and many believe that the new progress will allow it to climb up to $1 per coin by the end of the year.

Additionally, there is always a chance that cryptos will advance in their fight to conquer even faster, and that the most countries will start turning towards them sooner, rather than later. This might help increase XLM’s price even further.

The fact that Stellar’s price is currently low is something that should be taken advantage of, especially considering that a lot of experts truly believe that it has a potential to reach $3 soon enough. It is true that you can never know what will happen when it comes to cryptos, but if Stellar’s new partnerships and stability that it has demonstrated can indicate anything, it is that this digital currency is strong and capable of enduring even the harshest of times.

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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

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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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.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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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.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

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A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

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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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