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Tron (TRX), Ripple (XRP), BTC, and others make it to Yahoo! finance

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As everybody knows digital money is now receiving a lot of attention in the financial world, and this is something that definitely has a repercussion on trading markets and such. So far the only way to see the behavior of certain digital asset, let say Ripple or Tron, is through websites that dedicate to track the market cap of the largest coins in the market such as coinmarketcap or coindesk.

However, when it comes to mixing this with the regular financial spectrum the options are not that big, and this is exactly what Yahoo! has decided to tackle with the integration of digital currencies lists and conventional stocks via its most recent initiative.

Yahoo! Finance is the name of the project that the famous company has created in order to set a standard in the arrangement of different forms of money that exist and coexist in the financial landscape. Let’s see the main details of the Yahoo! Finance crypto listing project.

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The most recent move of the Yahoo! organization was announced parallel to the news related to the integration of the blockchain in cross-border remittance transactions announced yesterday morning by the CEO and founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma. Like this, right after the newest milestone of the sector, Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre, members of the Yahoo! organization broke the silence and talked about the project and its main goals.

It was known that the Yahoo’s project will serve as a platform to provide information related to budgetary news, stock analysis, information, reports, and others crucial aspects of the financial industry. As it was specified above, Yahoo! Finance will integrate both conventional assets and digital currencies, which to the moment is the selected group of coins that include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Bitcoin Cash (BTH), and Tron (TRX).

The list certainly looks large compared to similar platforms of the market, and as it seems, Yahoo! Finance is looking forward to integrating even more coins in the coming days. For its part, during last week the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) integrated  4 different cryptocurrencies into its database, an action that undoubtedly sets a positive momentum for the crypto world.

Let’s recall that the FRED is a database that is supported by the Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, specifically, by the Research division of the organization. The institution counts with at least 500,000 economic series related to 81 different sources which implicate this is factually a huge endorsement in the cryptosphere, as the platform serves as one of the most reputed networks when it comes to treating financial indicators.

The FRED data can be visualized both in graphics or text, and at the same time all of the information contained on the platform can be downloaded in different formats and shared with mobile devices and applications.

In this sense, it still remains to know what the gadgets of the Yahoo! Finance are going to be, but for the moment, there’s the only thing to say to them. Way to go Yahoo!

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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?

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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

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