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Ripple (XRP) gradually cannibalizing Bitcoin’s (BTC) profitable real-world value

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By now everybody even with little knowledge about cryptocurrency knows that Bitcoin (BTC) is the supreme leader of virtual currencies in the crypto market. There is no argument that Bitcoin has a tight hold on the emerging virtual currency market and this is mainly because most crypto exchanges around the world use BTC as their preferred base currency.

At present, being listed as the base currency for these exchanges is Bitcoin’s greatest utility value, thanks to the emergence of Altcoins who have outpaced all almost all other Bitcoin attributes.

In the current time, most of the altcoins in existence are more efficient, way more usable, and cheaper than Bitcoin (BTC) making them preferable for our day to day use. Although fiat pairings are slowly venturing into Bitcoin’s space as a base currency, Ripple (XRP) is working without tire doing the same but on an exponential pace.

As of now, many leading exchanges in the market have come out clear about either their intention of incorporating Ripple (XRP) or are already using it as a base currency. One of such exchanges is one of the significant exchanges in India, Unocoin, who recently announced through their Twitter page that they were going to be incorporating Ripple as their base currency.

Another vital exchange that is leaning towards the adoption of Ripple (XRP) as their base currency is DCEX. DCEX recently announced that they were introducing XRP as their base currency with the intention of trading with it against other 15 virtual currencies.

Subsequently, SBI Japan, one of the most respected and relevant financial institution in Japan, decided to adopt Ripple (XRP) as a base pair currency is a game changer for the fortunes of the digital currency and blockchain technology.

SBI Japan has opened up huge investments amounting to billions of dollars of Ripple for trading, promising to have a massive influence on Ripple’s price value in future.

What Makes Ripple Different?

Ripple stands out from other virtual currencies as it has much and something different to offer, it sells its services to financial institutions and banks, assisting them to transfer cross-border settlements in a faster, cheaper, and secure way than other platforms. Ripple Labs’ two services namely, xRapid and xCurrent are a game changer in the financial industry.

The digital coin used by xRapid is XRP which distinguishes the company and the cryptocurrency. Many refer to the company and the crypto as Ripple, something that is not correct. XRP is to Ripple what Ethereum is to the Ethereum blockchain. During the inception of Ripple’s blockchain, XRP was never intended to be used as a public currency but rather as a settlement token for financial institutions.

Ripple Vs. Bitcoin

Ripple (XRP) has undoubtedly gained a lot of respect and ground in the financial industry getting listed and adopted by many organizations indicating XRP’s potential of becoming a valued commodity in its own right. The market in the last year had seen the increase in the value of Ripple outperform other virtual currencies including Bitcoin.

Given the fact that Ripple (XRP) is mostly monitored and administered by a central body, it is quite evident that it is more secure than most virtual currencies especially those that are mined.

Cryptocurrency is still a maturing marketplace, and we can expect to witness a lot of changes and innovations in the coming months and years.

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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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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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