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You think Ripple (XRP) and Stellar (XLM) are competitors? Think again.

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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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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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