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Ripple and Apple: How They Can Partner Up

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In the world of cryptocurrencies, the right partnership can make all the difference. If a large corporation develops an interest in a certain cryptocurrency, the price of that currency can skyrocket within hours. Additionally, the amount of trust in that currency will rise as well, which will bring even more attention to it.

Such partnerships are not happening on a daily basis, and there are often only a few truly big ones in months. However, when they occur, both the coin and the company can benefit greatly. The partnership between Ripple and Apple is one that the crypto community has been waiting for, for a long time.

Ripple (XRP) troubles in 2018

Neither Ripple (XRP) nor Apple needs an introduction at this point, as they are both well-known in their respective industries. However, while both are large and well-known, Ripple has had a lot of difficulties in the recent months.

The coin was involved in numerous lawsuits, where it had to deal with allegations of being a security, a scam, and even a centralized currency. Even some workers at Ripple Labs were involved in these kinds of lawsuits. As if that was not enough, XRP is still a cryptocurrency, and as such, it had to suffer nearly 9 months of the constantly bearish market.

Like all cryptos, it lost a lot of its value back in January when the market crashed, and the situation was slowly getting worse ever since. Ripple is among the most trusted coins when it comes to banks and other financial institutions. This has had a large role in helping the coin with keeping its reputation and remaining the third largest crypto.

Its numerous products, like xRapid, have shown a lot of potentials, and even a capability to revolutionize the way we send payments. This is why the banks like this coin so much. However, even though Ripple has partnered up with numerous banks, this was still not good enough for the coin to truly rise. This is where Apple comes in.

Ripple and Apple — The relationship between the two

Back in May, Apple released a new announcement, stating that it has integrated Ripple’s Interledger Protocol. This is an open protocol suite that is used for sending payments over different ledgers. It basically works as routers on the Internet, and it allows making payments across independent networks.

For a troubled Ripple, this came as a huge news, especially since Apple announced that it will roll out the update for both, Mac and iOS. At the time, this also hinted at the possibility of Apple adopting cryptos as a valid payment method for its Apple Pay.

Now, Apple has made another move that benefits Ripple, which is the addition of its XRP token to its stock market app. The new move allows Apple’s users to always be able to quickly check crypto prices, and keep them up to date.

Additionally, Ripple is a form of money that has received the biggest number of trading pairs in Apple’s stock exchange app. It is paired with USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, INR, JPY, and even CNY and KRW. This is another large thing for Ripple, but also for cryptocurrencies in general, since Apple is showing interest in integrating them into its stock app.

Obviously, this has been very exciting for the entire Ripple community, especially after another market drop earlier in this month. Now, with the new development, Ripple’s price is expected to recover, which has already starting to happen. The coin has experienced a 3.05% increase in value within the last 24 hours, and its current price is $0.278934.

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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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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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