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Ripple (XRP) and Stellar (XLM) are top cryptos in the entirely. Even with the fierce rivalry that occurs in the cryptosphere with many altcoins expanding, it is necessary to know that Stellar (XLM) and Ripple (XRP) have magnificent structures that separate them from competition and help them succeed on their own.

However, both Stellar (XLM) and Ripple (XRP) are not in competition with each other; instead, each of them has its very own ways to win in the cryptosphere. The main point is, both of them can thrive together.

The market position and price of Stellar (XLM) and Ripple (XRP)

XLM and XRP aren’t highly priced, and this makes them the best option for mass adoption. However, with the great expansion of altcoins in the crypto market today, lots of investors are only interested in the value and gains that each cryptos present.

However, it is necessary to know that the increasing rate of altcoins in the cryptosphere is since Bitcoin (BTC) has lots of shortcomings and new altcoins are looking for ways to correct these failings, and XLM and XRP are top-picks that give solutions to real-life problems.

Furthermore, XLM and XRP are coins that aim to adopt a large number of investors; as it stands, both of them do not have any form of competition or whatsoever regarding services rendered and the number of investors being targeted. On the other hand, investors know what they want, and they are sensitive to the worth of each crypto not just on their current price, but on a long-term perspective.

Both cryptos have appealing entry points for different types of users. At the time of writing, XLM is priced at $0.18809 with a market capitalization of $3.5 Billion. XRP, on the other hand, is currently priced $0.44797 with a market capitalization of $17.5 billion – clearly, Ripple (XRP) has a more significant market capitalization than Stellar’s XLM in the crypto market.

Even though there is a big difference in the market capitalization of these two, there isn’t any form of competition. Ripple (XRP) is being adopted by banks to solve real-life problems, and there are more than 100 banking entities that have embraced the cryptocurrency presently. This feat is making Ripple (XRP) a futuristic cryptocurrency.

Stellar (XLM) has not achieved much when it comes to partnerships (IBM seems to be its biggest lead so far). Although, the kind of collaborations that Stellar (XLM) does is different from Ripple (XRP).

Both coins have different goals that set them apart

Stellar (XLM) and Ripple (XRP) are not in competition because of the fact that both of them have different goals, and they operate differently. Stellar’s developers aim to help startups, while the team behind Ripple objective to partner with banks.

These two goals are quite different; it distinguishes them and state what each has to offer. Additionally, we are safe to say that both Stellar (XLM) and Ripple (XRP) co-exist together and thus, there is no rivalry. Investors have the final say on which has the potential of booming in the future.

Both are cheap right now, Ripple (XRP) went down by 7.9% in the last seven days and Stellar (XLM) got declined by 9.35%, so from an investment point of view, it’s the best time to purchase both at low price in bulk considering that both have tremendous potential to grow and perhaps none of two might be this cheap again.

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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.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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