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Reasons why this might be the year for Ripple (XRP)

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Ripple (XRP) has been characterized as being a cryptocurrency that is in the spotlight constantly. It has slowly become a very important coin because of its technology and astonishing features, and to say the least, this could definitely be the year for the crypto to hit never before seen performances.

As of today, the token is ranked as the number 3 by Coinmarketcap, with a value per coin of $0.55, and a total market capitalization of $21,908,093,615. The cryptocurrency has managed to deploy the most solid partnerships in the industry, being at the moment the only platform based on the blockchain being adopted by bank entities around the world.

Understandably, the expectations are certainly very positive around the likely results for the token. Here in this post, I’ll try to mention the most notable ones and the reasons why I believe Ripple (XRP) will conquer the world this year!

The answer to major problems of the financial industry

If there’s something to highlight about Ripple (XRP) that differentiates the coin from the rest of the cryptocurrencies is the solutions it offers regarding two of the main issues in the financial industry, the speed in transactions, and the fees charged per operation.

In this matter, Ripple has shown a very solid platform offering operations that last 3.3 seconds only (the time Ripple needs to complete a transaction, usually), and one of the lowest fees per transaction in the market ($0.0004 per operation).

Current listings of the coin

Ripple has managed to appear listed in several exchanges in the industry. In fact, it was recently added to the UK-based banking application Revolut. The same way, another UK-based LMAX Exchange recently listed the coin, a fact that increases, even more, the possibilities of Ripple to attract institutional investors, which is the target of the trading platform.

Additionally, the awaited and long-promoted SBI Virtual Currencies exchange, has decided to support the crypto, and if all goes as the CEO of SBI Holdings, Yashitaka Kitao forecasted, then it definitely represents a huge opportunity for the coin.

xRapid experiments

xRapid is the incredible solution Ripple has developed to treat liquidity issues in the industry. This cutting-edge product has been tested recently, showing astonishing results with respect to the reduction of costs and times in transactions.

This way, Ripple found a reduction from 40% to 70% in the cost of a transaction by just eliminating the middleman figure, and in addition, the previous time it took to transact (1-2 days), was reduced to 2-3 minutes.

Current and potential partnerships

The Islamic giant of the banking Kuwait Finance House announced a partnership with the Ripple (they will be using the platform’s RippleNet) just a couple of days ago on its Twitter account. The message on social network established:

This strategic alliance can definitely shoot Ripple (XRP) to the moon, as it represents a huge milestone being the first time the blockchain-based platform that is used in the region.

Furthermore, rumors have grown regarding the possibilities of Amazon adding Ripple (XRP) as a payment method to its platform very soon. Although none of this has been confirmed yet, we believe it is a possibility that may open the horizons for the coin even further.

So, Ripple’s ability to solve real problems of the financial sector, current listings, xRapid and strong partnerships, it all backs up the fact pretty well that 2018 could be the year for it. And yes, we are approaching the middle already, but the coin hasn’t done that bad so far either, and there still is time left for it to ‘dent’ the market positively.

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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.

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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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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

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