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Ripple XRP Prepares for a Fight in court with representation from former SEC officials

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Ripple XRP has been in the headlines for all the good reasons lately. From the launch of the SBI virtual currencies exchange to millions in donations being made in Ripple XRP to just courses, there is no end to the Ripple effect all around mainstream media at the moment. However, one of the most pressing issues about this real-time gross settlement cryptocurrency, despite its success, is the fact that it’s mostly misunderstood by the cryptocurrency community.

Why they hate Ripple XRP

Most seasoned cryptocurrency traders wouldn’t touch Ripple XRP not even with a ten-foot pole, and for a good reason. Since Ripple works to partner with banking institutions globally, such investors imagine that it is a centralized coin that only uses the term Blockchain to gain traction and nuance from already existing digital solutions. After all, the Bitcoin revolution was all about paving a new path, away from the mainstream financial institutions. Therefore, Ripple XRP might appear to be the old wine in the new skin to most.

However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Ripple XRP and Ripple the company are two completely separate entities. While the latter is the company that founded the former, the XRP cryptocurrency is a distributed ledger that is completely independent of the Ripple the company.

The lawsuit

On the other hand, there will be some cryptocurrency traders and investors who will regard Ripple XRP as a security for Ripple the company. In fact, it has only been a couple of weeks since Ripple got sued by an investor who claimed that he lost his investment while buying and selling XRP. He went on to file a class action lawsuit against Ripple alleging that state and federal securities laws have been violated by the company.

In response, Ripple has indicated in a statement reported by CoinDesk saying that they are “ready to fight this opportunistic suit in an appropriate federal court.”

Ripple also mentioned that it is “Confident that the claims regarding XRP are completely unfounded both in law and fact”

Former SEC officials

Furthermore, court records show that the Ripple is being represented by Mary Jo White and Andrew Ceresney. The interesting and most ironic part about the suit is that the two formerly worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ceresney formerly served as an enforcement director at SEC from 2013 in April to 2016 December. While White, on the other hand, served as the chairwoman of the SEC during the Obama administration to its end last year.

Currently, the court case has shifted to the US District Court for the Northern District of California from its previous proceedings at the San Francisco County Superior Court.

Since the filling of the lawsuit last month, Ripple has been on the defense disputing the basis of the lawsuit that classified Ripple XRP as securities for Ripple (the Blockchain startup).

In an interview with CoinDesk, Ripple’s head of corporate communication was quoted saying that ripple will “assess the merit or lack of merit of the allegation at the appropriate time.” He also went on further to mention that the decision to classify XRP as a security is “for the SEC to decide” and that Ripple maintains its stance that XRP is not and should not be classified as a security. Given that the two Ripple representatives are former SEC officials, it will be interesting to see how the courts rule out the case.

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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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