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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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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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