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Reasons Why HODLing Cardano (ADA) Is A Good Idea

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2018 is nearly over, and the crypto market situation is only slightly better these days than it was in the previous months. Most cryptos are seeing their lowest points in the last year, or even longer. With a situation like that, it is of a small surprise that a lot of investors are having an inner debate about whether or not to cut their losses and abandon the space.

While a lot of smaller cryptocurrencies might suffer irreparable damage due to these conditions, some of the bigger hits like Cardano (ADA) are still worth holding onto. Let’s see why Cardano, in particular, is a cryptocurrency still worth HODLing.

Why you should hold on to your ADA coins

Cardano is currently the 11th largest cryptocurrency by market cap, being just above IOTA (MIOTA) and below TRON (TRX), which has recently surpassed it. Its current price is at $0.037356 per coin, and it has a market cap of $968.53 million.

It is the first crypto that has a market cap under $1 billion, although this is something that can easily change at any time. Many often compare Cardano’s marketing strategy to that of TRON, stating that ADA has near-zero fluff, while TRX — and especially its founder, Justin Sun — are often criticized for causing unnecessary hype.

Cardano does not use such methods, as the coin allows its actions to speak. It was created by Charles Hoskinson, who has previously worked on the development of several hit projects, including Ethereum itself. Hoskinson has witnessed the development of multiple coins and has gathered the necessary insight into their flaws.

Because of that, he and his development team took special care while developing Cardano, focusing on quality instead of rushing things. Furthermore, the development team itself consists of professionals and academics, familiar with how a cryptocurrency should operate in the best possible way.

Cardano has also announced several projects which are expected to improve the coin further, such as resolving scalability issues. The main goal here is to provide simple and cheap financial solutions for billions of people around the world, who are considered underbanked. The most promising solution appears to include the introduction of parallel chains and the concept of sharding. If these goals are achieved, Cardano will receive a lot more attention, which will positively impact its price, and potentially make it the representative of the third generation of crypto.

In addition, the coin has appeared on Coinbase’s list of potential listing candidates. If the exchange decides to add ADA to its limited list, it will certainly impact Cardano’s position, as the coin will experience even more usage. Furthermore, ADA is already a tradeable asset on many well-known and trusted platforms, such as HitBTC, UPbit, Huobi, eToro, Bithumb, and it is also expected to arrive at Cryptopia.

It should also be noted that Cardano is a coin with a relatively stable, if low, price. It has experienced less volatility than most cryptocurrencies that are not categorized as stablecoins. One of the reasons for its low price may be its large circulating supply, which currently includes nearly 26 billion coins, as well as its total supply of 31.1 billion units.

For all of these reasons, and more, a lot of experts expect Cardano to be one of the coins that will survive the altcoin apocalypse, both now and in the future. And, when the storm blows over, the remaining coins will find themselves in more favorable conditions, which will allow them to grow and develop properly.

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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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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

The development of…

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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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