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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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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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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?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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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

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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