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Ripple (XRP) firmly focused on becoming the preferred digital coin, can it?

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Predicting the prices of virtual currencies seem to be one of the biggest trends in recent times. Many cryptoanalysts and pundits are looking into the future hoping their favorite digital token is the next big thing. Ripple (XRP) is among the virtual currencies that have been getting the most attention, and many are looking into the possibilities of what might happen to this digital asset in the next five to ten years.

At the moment, Ripple (XRP) is doing very well when it comes to market statistics, despite the low prices associated with it and a lot of controversies that have been surrounding the coin recently.

Still, Ripple (XRP) enthusiasts and followers still argue that the coin is worth investing in at the moment considering its low prices (compared to what it deserves).

Currently, one XRP exchanges at $0.48902, but a lot of pundits agree that the low prices are only a temporary thing as the coin shows a lot of potentials to skyrocket anytime shortly.

This is not a far-fetched thing to expect, considering Ripple (XRP) is still a very young virtual currency that has managed to develop rapidly by creating several products that have turned it into the go-to virtual currency for financial institutions and banks around the globe.

Is their hope for Ripple (XRP)?

Back in December last year, everything seemed to be ‘perfectly’ fine with Ripple (XRP). Just like other virtual currencies, Ripple was skyrocketing and was quickly becoming one of the most significant digital tokens in the crypto market. In fact, Ripple (XRP) managed to pass Ethereum, and many observers believed that it was going to become Bitcoin’s direct opponent.

On a weekly basis, Ripple has appreciated about 12 percent as investors continue to reverse the two-month price slump that was experienced. As it stands, investors are in charge and are positioned to be the biggest benefactors, thanks to the resurgent Bitcoin and Ethereum hauling prices from the main support line.

Many believe in Ripple and its potential of becoming the leading currency in the future considering its rapid development since it first showed up in 2017. Back then, Ripple (XRP) was priced at 0.0064 US dollars per token, and in a short period, it reached 0.8 US dollars.

Before dropping in value early this year, many crypto enthusiasts believed Ripple (XRP) was going to surpass the 9 US dollar mark by the end of 2018.

With the current situation, I think it is safe to say that this might not happen this year, but that does not dismiss Ripple (XRP) ever reaching those heights and beyond. In fact, considering the tremendous work Ripple has been doing, many believe the crypto-coin has the potential to surpass the 9 US dollar mark predicted once everything settles down. It is just a matter of time.

At the time of writing, Ripple (XRP) is one of the top gainers in the last seven days recording bullish trends that have seen the coin surging above the 0.45 US dollar mark. Tuesday evening, Ripple prices rose sharply from 0.45 US dollars to sit above 0.5 US dollars in a matter of hours. The days gain have seen Ripple’s total market cap rise to 20 billion US dollars, up from about 18 billion US dollars.

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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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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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