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Stellar (XLM) poised to see massive gains next year, here’re the reasons why

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Have you seen Stellar Lumen’s (XLM) logo? It’s a rocket heading for the sky.

It just so happens that Stellar Lumens has been gathering a lot of momentum over the last year, so next year we could really see its native token (called XLM) reach for the sky and beyond. In this article, we tell you the reasons why.

Interstellar

This is the result of a partnership between Stellar Lumens and Chain, which already boasted a lot of important partners such as NASDAQ, Citigroup or Visa.

It’s the for-profit arm of the Stellar Lumens project, and they’re already working with Chain’s partners in applying the blockchain technology in many different ways such as decentralized, smart information systems and payments across borders.

The rise of the Security Tokens

Many blockchain projects have financed themselves through ICO’s. This practice may disappear soon because it creates all kinds of problems with financial regulations in many countries around the globe. The new alternative will be the SCO, which will be based in “security tokens” that already exist and can be circulated at once. This gives Stellar an important advantage over other tokens.

IBM

Not enough is said about IBM and Stellar. IBM has a lot of interest in blockchain technology. They are currently pursuing more than 500 blockchain projects around the planet, and their blockchain of choice is none other than Stellar Lumens.

If that wasn’t enough, one of Stellar’s use cases is to eliminate friction from international transfers among banks, and IBM is already working with about 90% of the world’s banks in one way or the other. This gives Stellar a privileged position when it comes to securing partnerships in the financial world.

Starlight

Starlight is an instant payments channel. It’s deployed over the Interstellar network, and it uses XLM as a mediating currency to settle payments across borders. It’s quick, it’s safe, and it charges no transfer fees. It’s Ripple’s worst nightmare. This service will increase demand and usefulness for the XLM coin which, in turn, will drive its price up in exchanges.

Stellar X

It will be a new cryptocurrency exchange that will feature several innovations. First of all, it’s going to run on the Stellar blockchain which means it’s going to be 100% decentralized, which is not the case yet for most exchanges and trading platforms.

Second of all, it will probably adopt XLM as a base currency which will create demand. But even if XLM is not the base coin for the platform, it will earn a lot of attention that will also create demand.

Bakkt

This is one of the most interesting projects in the cryptosphere, and it could go live as early as next week (but don’t quote us on that).

This will be a cryptocurrency exchange created by a partnership between Microsoft, Starbucks, and ICE (which is the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company). You don’t get much bigger names in the world’s capitalist economy.

Bakkt will offer several financial services based in several cryptocurrencies (mainly Bitcoin), but its main aim is to take advantage of digital assets in the real world. In other words: Starbucks wants you to be able to pay for you latté using your bitcoins.

While this is not a development exclusive to Stellar Lumens, as are the others above, it will give the cryptosphere a lot of momentum, credibility, and usefulness, and Stellar will profit from that more than other coins because it already has many proven use cases.

So keep an eye out for Stellar Lumens (XLM) next year (and beyond, of course). You might just be surprised.

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Why BlocPal Is the Easiest Way to Accept Cryptocurrency

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The face of the retail industry is always changing.

E-commerce is one of the fastest growing trends worldwide, and for good reasons.

It’s convenient, secure, and is effective at connecting merchants with interested shoppers from across the world.

For this reason, it’s no surprise that online shipping is expected to overtake brick-and-mortar stores globally by 2021, making it the world’s largest medium for retail. As the industry changes, it’s important for retailers to keep up with the latest technology so they’re able to accommodate more customers at once. This is where BlocPal comes in.

BlocPal offers business owners an easier way to process payments

BlocPal understands that not every business owner adapts to technology at the same rate. As such, BlocPal has been designed to optimize transactions for both online and brick-and-mortar companies so that every retailer can enjoy the benefits that come with the world’s first true multi-currency payment solution.

With BlocPal, business owners can enjoy the following benefits:

    • The ability to process payments in fiat (USD and CAD) currency as well as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Litecoin, and Ethereum. Expect more currencies to be added as BlocPal…
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Lite.IM Dethrones Facebook After Integrating Crypto Wallet With Popular Messaging Platforms

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With the crypto markets in turmoil, especially after news about a potential hack at Cryptopia, traders and investors need to turn their attention away from day trading.  Instead, crypto traders really need to think long-term and identify projects that are sure to win in the long-term.  In particular, one crypto company is making major headlines after winning an all-important technology battle against the mighty Facebook.  That company is Zulu Republic (ZTX).

Zulu Republic Develops Lite.IM

Zulu Republic is an ecosystem of blockchain tools and platforms, designed as a place where people, businesses, and organizations can thrive on their own terms.  And indeed, Zulu Republic has hit a grand slam with their development of Lite.IM.

Lite.IM is a crypto wallet that has been integrated with several of the most popular messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger and Telegram.  In addition, users in the U.S. and Canada can also exchange and manage crypto balances through SMS.  Although not all cryptocurrencies are available, the team has selected four of the most popular currencies which include Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC), and the native currency of Zulu Republic (ZTX).

Telegram and Facebook Messenger are extremely popular platforms.  But, potentially even more exciting news, is that the Lite.IM team plan to announce WhatsApp integration in the next 1-2 weeks.  There is a reason why Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, for…

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Will 2019 be the Year of TRON (TRX)?

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While even the best years cannot help sustain bad cryptocurrency projects, the good and strong ones can do much even when years are extremely bad for crypto. TRON (TRX) has proven this in 2018 by being one of the most active and most popular projects around.

Throughout the previous year, TRON has been making great progress, setting foundations for growth and expansion, which may eventually lead to its dominance over the crypto market. Now, 2019 has barely even started, and it already promises to be a year filled with potential and all kinds of different possibilities for this coin.

TRON in 2018

2018 has started with a market crash that has brought a lot of coins down from their all-time highs. This is true for TRON as well, and it did not manage to avoid being affected by bear market, no matter what its developers did. However, instead of trying to fight the market and its trends, they focused on expansion, development, partnerships, and future projects.

The first big step for TRON was the launch of its MainNet, with dozens of listings and partnerships being announced right before the final launch. After that, the coin transferred its tokens from Ethereum’s network, it had a Super Representative election, and it even managed to purchase BitTorrent, which was a part of a secret project back then.

The project was quickly…

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