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SALT Coin Hits Retracement Target After 55% Gains

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The announcement by SALT coin to accept Litecoin (LTC) as collateral in their blockchain lending platform led to an explosion in the price of their ERC-20 token. In a 24 hour shake-up that rocked the altcoin market just before the weekend, this crypto-lending favorite rose over US $0.82 on Friday morning. SALT (SALT) shot up 55% overnight while the rest of the market stagnated in a prolonged malaise. The announcement was made on the SALT (SALT) platform blog Thursday.

The SALT Lending platform allows users to make real-world expenditures without losing potential gains from their cryptocurrency holdings. By allowing fiat loans backed by crypto-assets, SALT coin aims to bring needed liquidity to the market. While traditionally allowing loans backed by Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), the addition of Litecoin (LTC) will likely bring a multitude of hodlers to its service. Litecoin (LTC) enthusiasts are understandably anxious to benefit from their accumulated stockpiles of yester-years crypto-darling.

Litecoin (LTC) has benefitted recently from a number of articles surrounding its acceptability. As reported by Forbes, Litecoin (LTC), along with Ethereum (ETH), may soon be traded in the futures markets. While investors are excited by the potential for upward price movement related to this development, it is easy to point out that futures trading did not help stem the losses of Bitcoin (BTC), which subsequently fell over 60% from its highs late last year.

Litecoin (LTC) is gaining in usability and is now accepted as payment for a variety of goods, from luxury cars to gift cards. Founder Charlie Lee recently purchased an Amazon gift-card with Litecoin (LTC), and quickly tweeted the transaction to the delight of followers and enthusiasts.

SALT coin announced a few other changes to its service along with the addition of Litecoin (LTC) as acceptable collateral. The platform now offers USD loans at a 5.99% interest rate (for loans less than US$75,000) and has removed the cap on maximum loan amounts. Having expanded their reach into 15 additional US jurisdictions, the company is gaining trust with a serious investor community that includes individuals, mining operations, exchanges, and blockchain institutions. According to their blog, “This rapid expansion of services comes on the heels of our 20-state expansion in August, bringing us closer to our goal of being fully operational in all 50 states.”

SALT (SALT) was founded in 2016. The lending platform launched in 2017. Having peaked with a price of US $17.68 in late December of 2017, the past months have been a bit more harrowing for their investors than for the typical Bitcoin (BTC) hodler. However, as the general market stabilizes, and the SALT (SALT) platform expands, the potential for gains may again be realized for the properly positioned investor in a brand new crypto-market.

The current price of SALT coin has fallen from it’s high Friday morning, retracing to its current value of approximately US $0.65. This marks a nearly perfect 62% Fibonacci retracement and will signal a buying opportunity for investors waiting for the right opportunity to jump in.

If you missed the recent announcement and were hoping for the right opportunity to add SALT coin into your portfolio, now may be your best chance.

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HODLing Stellar Is A Good Plan For 2019

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HODLing, or holding on to a certain asset or assets has always been an extremely useful investment strategy, even before cryptocurrencies were even imagined. Now, with the market being more uncertain than ever, many are wondering what is the right thing to do with the coins in their possession.

Of course, things change depending on the coin in question, but today, we are going to talk about why it is a good idea to hold on to your Stellar (XLM) in 2019.

Why You Should Hodl Stellar (XLM)

The crypto market is rich with hundreds, and even thousands of different projects at this point, and separating valuable ones from those that are destined to slowly fade away can be tricky. However, even the biggest skeptics believe that Stellar is a coin that is here to stay.

XLM was first launched in 2014, and for a long time now, it has been among the top 10 cryptos by market cap. It is an open-source, decentralized protocol that allows users to send fiat currencies by using cryptocurrency as a method of transport. In a lot of ways, it is very similar to XRP. However, the biggest difference is that Stellar aims to offer its services to regular people, while XRP is more interested in working with banks and financial institutions.

Nevertheless, sending money, especially when it comes to cross-border…

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Reasons To Invest In Electroneum In 2019

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2018 has been quite a rollercoaster for the crypto space. Coins went up and down more times than anyone could have guessed, not to mention two massive market crashes. However, in a few short weeks, the year will be over, and a new, positive period for the crypto world is expected to arrive.

While there are many predictions for 2019, today we are only interested in one thing — Electroneum (ETN). A lot of people quickly took notice of this coin, and many believe that it is among the coins of the future. Indeed, it has received a lot of attention, and many are interested in why that is, and why investing in it is a good idea. So, let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should invest in ETN in 2019.

1) It is fast

Speed and precision of any service have always been very important to people. This importance is even greater when making a profit depends on it. Electroneum developers were aware of this when they created it, and the coin is up to 5 times faster than Bitcoin. This means that ETN transactions can be confirmed much faster, which in turn reduces fees and waiting time.

Furthermore, there are also plans to create Electroneum Virtual Currency Exchange, which will allow the project to act as an exchange. However, the even…

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STEEMIT Running Out Of STEAM?

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Has Steemit seen its glory days run dry? There have been many rumors that the CEO Ned Scott has pushed the company to the blockchain focus that he forgot about Steem being a social media platform. Now, these are just things some of the former employees have been heard saying, but it is a rather interesting take as to what is going on. Give the following video a watch where I break down what is happening with Steem. I also give my thoughts on what may happen to other large ICOs and how we may see this trend continue as we have seen with ConsenSys laying off 10% of their workforce.

If the big name projects are starting to do this will it also have a trickle-down effect on other ICO’s which have no products and are running out of cash? I definitely think so, and I also see this negatively affecting Ethereum for the mid-term. The question many have been asking is just how long can the bottom 1800 projects last with the current market conditions? How many ICOs did not liquidate their Ethereum and now are stuck with 1/10th the cash flow or more in some cases, how will they pay to continue operations? What about the growing number of projects laying off employees…

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