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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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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

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