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Ripple is the next big thing: Don’t get fooled by the current XRP price

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There is no doubt that Ripple’s XRP is a unique cryptocurrency that is taking the shape of a protocol more than that of typical virtual currencies. XRP is the default token for Ripple.

Thanks to its unique nature in comparison to some of the other virtual currencies, Ripple (XRP) has succeeded in generating a lot of attention and interest from traders as well as investors.

In current time, hardly a day passes by without some information or news about Ripple (XRP), and as a member of the fast-growing virtual currency universe, Ripple continues to enjoy remarkable growth in fortunes.

The five-year-old business venture, which is led by Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple’s chief executive officer, is on the upward trend with its virtual currency, XRP, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum.

It is this time we remember Ripple’s audacity last year when it compared itself to revolutionary companies such as Uber and Airbnb; companies that have managed to transform their respective markets

Why Should One Invest in Ripple (XRP)?

Ripple (XRP) Provides a Service

As one of its main strengths, Ripple (XRP) provides to the market a smooth experience when transferring funds globally using the power of its blockchain technology.

According to Ripple, this attribute allows financial institutions and banks to process their client’s settlements anywhere globally reliably, instantly, and almost free of charge.

Ripple Labs trades its digital token, XRP, through exchanges and institutions. In Q3 of last year alone, Ripple managed to trade over 53 million US Dollars’ worth of XRP.

Financial Institutions and Banks Require Virtual Currencies

Going by the technological advancements being witnessed globally, banks and financial institutions require vast amounts of liquidity to operate. This is one of the most pressing challenges banks and financial institutions have to face.

However, leading figures within the virtual currency market indicate that virtual assets such as XRP can be the perfect solution and tool to deliver and solve the liquidity problem. Crypto enthusiasts are already investing their money with the hope that banks will adopt a lot of Ripple (XRP) in the future to become their reserve currency.

Ripple (XRP) is Unique

In comparison to Bitcoin, for instance, Ripple (XRP) is not generated and does not depend on miners or mining. The mother company already generated roughly more than 99 billion virtual tokens.

Almost 55 billion of this number will be dispersed to users. Potential investors will have who wish to invest in Ripple (XRP) are required to have a digital wallet, the same way as other virtual coins such as Ethereum and Bitcoin.

Ripple (XRP) is Gaining Traction

Ripple (XRP) appears to be adopted and accepted by many financial players and exchanges around the globe. As of my last count, 60 exchanges have listed the digital coin on their platforms paving the way for the cryptocurrency to be adopted by financial institutions. Such companies include the likes of MoneyGram and other major financial players.

It is Profitable (for people with lots of patience)

In recent months, it is true Ripple has suffered negative price volatility, but it is in such situations that investors and traders can make money. Also, going by the number of companies that have adopted the token, it is just a matter of time when Ripple (XRP) goes the moon. To be honest, it is hard to tell when, but as things stand, it sooner or later will. Patience is the key.

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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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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

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