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Stellar (XLM) Has Enormous Potential

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This entire bearish week Stellar (XLM) has spiked people’s interest. It continues to show signs of reversal against its BTC pairing after suffering a 4-month long bearish trend.

Stellar (XLM) was one of the strongest altcoins ranked within top 10 at CoinMarketCap at the time when Bitcoin showed indications hitting above $7000. Other altcoins rose with the same audacity not just in terms of dollars but also in BTC prices. With the possibility of future ICOs choosing stellar, the community and most analysts believe that Stellar might soon overpower Ethereum. Read further to understand how Stellar is gaining big while outperforming other top 10 altcoins.

Stellar’s Current Standing:

One of the major gainers since the start of April has been Stellar which has shown a constant positive advance of nearly 10%. At the time of its peak (recorded on 4th April), each Stellar Lumen cost $0.23 and its total market capital rested at $4.33 Billion. Stellar is expected to show a bullish uptrend soon when bitcoin shows the green signal. With Stellar constantly in the news, there is the possibility of it being a bull leader in near future. Even at the time of writing, the price per token remains at $0.22.

Stellar Live on IBM Blockchain:

We’re all aware of the fact that IBM, one of the world’s major tech giants is eyeing blockchain technology. The company expects to accomplish great things by making use of their recent Blockchain Platform Strategy. IBM took the biggest step in the crypto world when they announced that Stellar Lumens are being used in a real-world environment for the company’s blockchain solutions. It took the cryptocurrency markets by surprise since this announcement that Stellar Lumens will be used as Bridge Asset on IBM blockchain, exceeded even the wildest guesses anyone could make.

Collaboration with Central Banks:

There’s a high possibility of central banks to test and then employ stellar for issuing fiat-supported cryptocurrencies. The head of blockchain solutions and director of digital currencies at IBM, Jesse Lund has quoted

‘’The most durable digital asset is one that is issued by central banks and represents fit currency in the world’’.

This implicates the biggest aspect of the IBM-Stellar partnership which aims to provide central banks with a cryptocurrency to work with. It’s still early to comment on the effect this announcement will have on investors worldwide. The most probable outcomes could be that Stellar becomes a default crypto for central banks since IBM already offers many of the technology-related services.

Stellar as ‘The Fintech Coin’:

Stellar’s asset Lumens (XLM) have been compared with Ripple for a long time now due to;

  1. Its large supply of stellar lumens
  2. Increasing growth from sub-penny prices
  3. Potential handling payments
  4. Tokenizing real-world assets:

Stellar also exhibits the potential to serve decentralized exchanges and banks. All of these prospects could transform Stellar into a blockchain based finance leader which is what Ripple has been aiming for. Sealing a deal with Central banks is quite a big deal because Central banks have the power to take decisions for the banks which operate under their jurisdictions. Therefore, a chain reaction is possible where more banks start adopting cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the same way.

Conclusion:

Stellar market shows signs of displacing its closest competitors such as EOS and Cardano at the slightest uptrend of BTC markets. Although it has laid flat for quite some time now while other coins have advanced and made a temporary recovery. As of now, the Stellar team is working hard on a global-scale acceptance by spreading its trade in Colombia, Chile, and Brazil. But it’s true that Stellar’s trading hasn’t shown much difference since January. It still needs a viable proof of use case by central banks.

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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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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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