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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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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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