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Post-fork situation: Bitcoin Cash Still Losing Value

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Following the November 15th hard fork of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the fourth largest digital currency by market cap, the crypto market entered a new period of recovery. However, this does not include Bitcoin Cash itself, which is currently the only coin in the top 10 that is trading in the red.

While almost every crypto in the top 100 experienced significant losses in the last several days, the situation has turned once again. Many see this as proof that the drop was a one-time incident and not the return of a bearish trend. At the time of writing, only a handful of altcoins in the top 100 are trading in the red. Bitcoin Cash itself is leading this downward trend and is still losing value, with its current price being at $405.89, with a 7% drop in the last 24 hours.

It has a trading volume of $736 million, with over $116 million being traded on OKEx. Apart from OKEx, a large part of BCH trading volume is held by Coinbit — around $73.9 million.

The cause of a price drop

As stated previously, the drop in value came as a result of a hard fork which was expected for a long time. However, the situation became complex due to the fact that two parts of the BCH community — Bitcoin ABC and nChain — had different ideas of how BCH should continue its development. As a result, the upgrade to BCH blockchain on November 15th resulted in BCH splitting into two chains.

One of them was named Bitcoin Cash ABC, while the other one is Bitcoin Cash SV. The team at Bitcoin ABC is led by the CEO of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, as well as Bitmain’s Jihan Wu. As for the nChain’s team, it is led by Calvin Ayre and Craig Wright, who aim to make Bitcoin SV (Satoshi’s Vision) a reality.

Prior to the fork, Roger Ver stated that the event will likely be more of a show and less of a real problem. He was quite vocal about the fork, and BCH in general, for a long time. He even stated that most arguments regarding the network come down to operation aspects, instead of fundamental differences. Everyone involved agrees that BCH should remain the world’s currency and that it should be used for payments, purchases, and alike.

It is currently unknown when will BCH stabilize, and whether it will regain its previous value. Many even speculate whether or not it will manage to remain the fourth largest coin. For now, experts, analysts, and the crypto community itself are following the situation and awaiting further development.

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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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