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Ripple (XRP) bullish trend stops but Stellar (XLM) keeps mooning

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There have been significant happenings in the crypto sphere lately. The crypto market had a big bull last week which saw most of the altcoins increasing by significant percentages. Ripple (XRP) increased by 64% within a week, which saw it go above Ethereum.

The bullish trend of XRP has moved a bit downwards; nevertheless, the crypto is still trading in green as its valued got increased by 1.21% in the last 24 hours. But in the wake of this, Stellar (XLM) has increased by 21% again over the previous 24 hours.

Concerning Stellar (XLM), Stellar is a blockchain network that was created on Ripple’s protocol. Although, Stellar is a lot more different from Ripple, being that it targets developing markets in place of banking systems. Stellar makes use of a quorum which makes it distinct from other digital currencies.

Recent Happenings with Stellar (XLM)

Recently, it was revealed that the crypto startup supported by Goldman Sachs, Circle will list four more cryptocurrencies to its platform. The startup said that the listing would be based on cryptocurrencies that gained lots of profits within a year. Through a post by the SVP head, Divya Agarwalla, it was declared that Stellar, Ox, EOS, and QUTM would be listed on the platform.

It is essential to know that this declaration didn’t have that massive effect on the prices of these four cryptocurrencies – but benefiting more than the others, Stellar (XLM) has increased by more than 20% in less than 48 hours. Concerning the post by Circle’s head of SVP, this will make the count of cryptos added to Circle to be eleven.

Stellar (XLM) will now be part of Circle’s platform in the next few days; this will allow crypto enthusiasts get close to not only on Stellar (XLM) but the other cryptocurrencies.

More importantly, Agarwalla further added that the inclusion of the four cryptocurrencies was also due to “their potential to contribute powerful infrastructure to the broader crypto ecosystem.” He also added this,

As we introduce new crypto assets, we also recognize the need to educate our customers and bring clarity to this fascinating, yet complex asset class… Accompanied with our simple user experience, this easy to understand content will serve to further our mission of bringing crypto mainstream.”

On other recent happenings, a mobile branch of LG is allegedly considering to partner with cryptocurrencies such as Ripple (XRP) and Stella (XLM) to enhance its cross-border payments. It is necessary to note that this mobile service will begin next year and it will make use of cross-carrier payment system.

Stellar (XLM) Market Activity

At the time of writing, XLM stands at $0.2844. It has a market capitalization of $5,344,229,821, with a trading volume of $296,415,957. In the last 24 hours, Stellar (XLM) price increased by 21%. In 7 days, XLM increased by 38.8%, in 2 weeks, it increased by 45.7%.

The last time when XLM traded at this rate was in the first week of August. Nevertheless, the market seems to be recovering from the dips it has been experiencing for quite some time now. The total market capitalization is currently above $220 Billion as a result of the recent bull-run. Nonetheless, Stellar (XLM) holders will be hoping that their favorite reaches its all-time high of $0.875563 before the year ends.

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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. The author is long Bitcoin. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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