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Stellar Builds the Bridge Between Blockchain and Traditional Finance System

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At present, Stellar Lumens has come to the 8th spot on the crypto market with a value of $0.202. The status of the coin seems to be quite good in the market as it was recently made available on crypto exchange platform CEX.IO.

They have even made it quite user-friendly by allowing their users to pick the currency of their choice, which is EUR, USD, or BTC. The user-friendly cryptocurrency also offers instant buy for Stellar XLM directly with VISA or Mastercard now. Android and iOS have also made it feasible for withdrawals. Although the digital coin went through a dip, these are promising adoptions that could help the value go up.

In terms of cross-border payments, these are innovations that can boost its value to an extent where one of the major cryptocurrency Ripple could get affected. Sometime in 2017, stellar was reported to be one of the potential coins to make it big in the market.

That speculation was made because of the coin’s partnership between IBM, and this was opening doors to cryptocurrency’s network to facilitate cross-border payment.

Stellar is working towards clearing the disputes that go on between the blockchain technology and traditional finance companies. They are making it possible to build affordable financial products for their company, thus making it familiar and efficient.

Subsequently, the CEX platform has made sales smooth and really quick as the transactions are based on FOK (Fill or Kill) orders. This makes all orders to take place immediately, and they also assure successful transactions. The CEX site calculates exchange rates within 2 minutes after which it gets frozen.

The company is also trying to make it risk-free for its customers. To avoid the on and off-price variations in the cryptocurrencies, the rates are adjusted and kept in advance. The users are also guaranteed that they will get the very same amount that has been agreed.

Stellar seems to be making an effort that will take them a long way in the crypto market. Although other coins have made similar attempts, stellar appears to be getting into details and making the coin more efficient.

Rather than transforming the financial payment methods now, this digital coin is looking to integrating within the tradition financial structure, thus handcuffing the entire system by keeping the benefits that come with the blockchain technology. This integrated platform in partnership with the various banks and payment gateways makes it trustworthy and customer-friendly.

The coin stood at a value of $0.91 in January. After this hike, stellar saw a dip and had been facing the reputations of the significant fall of the cryptocurrency market last month.

But then this again shot up and the currency, currently, stays at $0.20 as of today (Wednesday 11, 2018) – valued at +6.86% against the US dollar and +2.23% against bitcoin as far as the increment is concerned. Looking at this trend, it looks like Stellar will do really well in the near future and might also be a threat to many other digital currencies.

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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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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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