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New York Regulators Say Yes: itBit First to Add Stellar Lumens (XLM)

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While Stellar Lumens (XLM) is making progress in the terms of further development with the newly presented Mobile Phone Network YOVO, we can see it going up in the market today by 2.68% against the dollar, showing progress in form of a rising price as well.

Alongside with progressing in the market and presenting new developments, Stellar seems to be active in the field of listings as well, as it was announced that XLM is to be added on a new exchange on June 14th, as well as having a revolutionary listing on a fiat-crypto financial service in New York, itBit.

New York Regulators Epilogue: itBit to add Stellar Lumens

In the last couple of days, New York Department of Financial Services has given the green light to several currencies, including Stellar, making it legal for the currencies to be traded and operated within the state of New York.

Alongside with approving Stellar Lumens, the Financial Department of New York has additionally approved several more digital assets, including Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin, while also approving Stellar Lumens only a day ago on June 14th.

By approving the mentioned currencies, the New York’s Financial Department deemed these digital assets to be approved and added by the interested banking and financial institutions that are dealing with providing requiring services.

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One of the first interested banking service providers of such kind was itBit, which is a New York-based exchange, representing a branch of Paxos Trust Company, which is a massive chain of banking service providers that deal with digital asset accounts.

Just as Russia managed to meet the need for cryptos half-way by allowing cryptos to be spent when an where applicable and only in case the used digital assets are trusted and safe, that is how the state of New York and their Financial Department have approved ETH, XLM, LTC, and BCH for being added to financial services in New York, which means that it is determined that operating with the approved coins is safe.

That means that blockchain startups and blockchain and digital asset users will now be able to open an account with Paxos Trust Company’s branch itBit, having their digital assets safely managed from their official accounts.

The regulations brought by the New York’s Financial Department can be marked as revolutionary or at least near-revolutionary as Stellar alongside with its peers from the top list just got the green light from the State of New York, allowing cryptos to come even closer to mass adoption and the mainstream waters of the financial circles in New York State.

The co-founder and CEO of Paxos’ child branch itBit stated that they were able to add Stellar to their list of services because XLM was not marked as a security, which means that since it doesn’t represent an asset similar to bonds or stocks, XLM was approved by Bit License, without having to go through a long and tiring process which would be initiated by SEC if XLM was deemed as a security.

Before the approval on the behalf of the newly added currencies to the service offerings of itBit, this banking institution was only approved of using Bitcoin and offering crypto services related only to the first coin ever to be created, BTC.

Bit License, which is the official approval and a definite pass for Stellar, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin, was created before this occasion as a way of enabling parties that are interested in crypto accounts and asset management in the state of New York, to make that possible under regulatory basis.

However, Bit License only applied to Bitcoin accounts until June 14th with Stellar being added in this stated with the official approval for the first time.

Stellar Lumens (XLM) Performance

Stellar seems to be doing great today as we can see it going up by 2.86% today while it went over 4% on June 14th when it was also approved by the New York Financial Department and added to itBit.

After the change in the market that took place in the last 24 hours, XLM can now be traded at the price of 0.23$, while still ranked as the 7th-best currency in accordance with its market capitalization of around 4.4 billion dollars.

Getting the green light from the state of New York and passing regulations as a nonsecurity, Stellar might get to see additional gains in the following weeks, on the behalf of being added to itBit.

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DGB Price Prediction For 2018 and Beyond

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With the crypto market being constantly bearish throughout this year, a lot of investors are having second thoughts about buying additional coins. While some large cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum can be considered safe investments, smaller coins like Digibyte (DGB) often receive a lot of doubt. This is why the DGB price prediction is necessary so that the investors can know what to expect.

DGB Price Prediction

DGB has had its ups and downs throughout this year, and at some point, it even went up by 70%. However, the constant bear market affected it just as much as numerous other cryptos. This has brought its value down to its current $0.025378 per coin. Some optimistic predictions from earlier dates saw the coin reaching as high a price as $9.20 by the year’s end. However, as we approach the date, it seems less and less likely that this DGB price prediction will come true.

The coin is generally seen as a profitable investment. As it is always the case with cryptocurrencies, they should be bought when their prices are down, so that a profit could be made when they spike up once more. Digibyte is no different, but it should be noted that investing in this coin means having patience. DGB is not among the coins that will make you rich overnight, and instead, it should be seen as a long-term investment.

Even though 2018 has been as…

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Why ZCash (ZEC) Is Heading to $10k

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Back in mid-May, the Winklevoss Twins made the headlines for embracing ZCash (ZEC) as one of its major digital assets on their groundbreaking Gemini exchange. When the announcement was made, ZEC rallied in the market by showing a 45% increment in value. The coin made it to $357 in a matter of hours.

Further assessing the currently available digital assets on the Gemini platform, we find that the exchange currently has USD pairings for only Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum and ZEC. There is also additional pairings of ETH/BTC, ZEC/BTC and ZEC/ETH with plans to onboard Litecoin in the coming days.

Another thing to note is that the exchange also provides custodial services for institutional investors thus giving ZEC the much-needed exposure to the firms on Wall Street. Custodial services provide a guarantee that all digital assets on the platform are stored by a licensed entity thus extinguishing any cybersecurity concerns. For an entity to be licensed in New York for custodial services, the proper due diligence and research have been done.

Another thing that makes the Gemini exchange attractive and appealing to institutional investors, is that all USD deposits are insured by the FDIC. The latter entity is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that provides insurance for USD deposits in American banks. This means that once again, the funds of individual and institutional investors are safe and insured, further making…

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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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