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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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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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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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