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Ripple Q1 Report 2018: How Well The XRP Performed?

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Keeping with the idea of providing transparency to the Ripple ecosystem globally, Ripple strives to share regular updates on the state of the market, quarterly sales, important notices, and reports on previous quarter market development. As the first quarter of 2018 comes to an end, Ripple’s team shared their report covering the shape of the digital coin in the market.

Indeed, this is essential as XRP society can keep up with how their preferred digital investment is doing. So, I decided to cover Ripple’s first quarter report 2018 for our GlobalCoinReport readers – here is the breakdown of what XRP achieved during the Q1 2018 as per the incredible team behind the coin.

Quarterly Sales

In the first quarter 2018, market investors managed to purchase $16.6 million worth of Ripples directly from XRP II, LLC., Ripple’s registered and licensed money service business.

The XRP II, LLC is registered and licensed by the New York State Department of Financial Services to engage in the Virtual Currency Business activity. Going by the sales achieved by Ripple in the first quarter, it is determined that the coin did very well in the digital market along with other currencies as analysts in 2017 predicted it.

In fact, the majority of cryptocurrencies’ performance in 2017 gave indications that 2018 would indeed be a year when digital assets will grow by heap and bounds going through waves of heightened trade volumes and of course, mass adoption.

The first quarter of 2018 has seen many cryptocurrencies weather a period of intense volatility with an all-time market cap high of $814 billion being recorded in January. The growth of cryptocurrency over the past year has been extraordinary, for instance, early January 2017 yielded a total cryptocurrency market capitalization of only $17 billion.

Ripple (XRP) in Comparison to the Digital Assets Market in Q1 2018

According to the official report, Ripple’s overall market capitalization reflected that of the total digital asset market, although at times it seemed like XRP exaggerated its numbers in comparison to the whole market.

During the transition of the last quarter of 2017 and the first week of January 2018, the cryptocurrencies continued with their pace of growth that saw a steady $603 billion of all digital assets’ total market cap grow to over $800 billion in market capitalization. A rise of over 200 billion USD in only one week, with XRP being a significant contributor of this enormous increase in the total market cap.

However, Ripple recorded a 73% drop as its price shifted from $1.91 in January 2018 and finished the quarter at $0.51. The market cap also dropped dramatically to $263 billion of all digital assets’ total market capitalization at the end of 2018’s first quarter. That means that the whole cryptocurrency market including XRP lost up to 56 percent of the total cap only in a single quarter.

However, contrary to the market loses, XRP had something to smile about as it had its highest trading volume in history with a total of $160 billion of notional-traded coins that got traded in just one quarter.

The Start of Q2 2018: Ripple (XRP) and the Market

Currently, XRP is at $0.84397 while it just recovered from a dip of about 2% along with other digital currencies like Dash, NEO, BTC, and Litecoin just today.

Also, XRP is up today by +5.75% jumping against the USD and trading in the green. Consequently, holders and traders have their hopes up and believe XRP will hit the $1 mark soon.

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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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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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