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Stellar Lumens low trading volumes and how decentralization can improve XLM

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Stellar Lumens is one of the most overlooked cryptocurrency projects even though the XLM boasts of a position among the top ten biggest cryptocurrencies in terms of market capitalization. In fact, if data from CoinMarketCap is anything to go by, XLM features a pretty low key trading volume, especially when compared to other big-time players of the industry like Ripple and Ethereum (both with trading volume in the hundreds of millions). Basically, in terms of trading volume, Stellar Lumens ranks at number 16 while being ranked number 8 in regards to the market cap. What does this say about the coin?

Well, most crypto enthusiasts believe that the reason behind the drastic difference and a considerably low trading volume of the coin is a result of low marketing of the coin. Granted, Stellar Lumens, unlike most cryptocurrency projects, has not been featured in the headlines quite as much. Given that current market trends are mostly speculative and that the news drives behavior among cryptocurrency traders and investors, it is no surprise that some people could think of marketing as a factor contributing to the low trading volume of XLM. But is this really it?

Stellar Developments

Recently, Stellar has been anything but reserved in terms of news and marketing. Even though not to the extent of most hyped up cryptocurrency projects, Stellar has had an active month with new developments set to unfold in the near future. Just last week, the Stellar Team announced the launch of the 7th annual Stellar Build Challenge (SBC) that has seen the Stellar community get excited about working in tandem with the Stellar team to produce advancements on the platform. So far submissions are ongoing with some developers promising to develop a boosted secure mobile wallet for stellar on the next challenge.

In addition, Stellar is partnering with LALA World to create a global payment ecosystem that will enable immigrants; students and any other unbaked individual across the globe send money to their loved ones at more affordable rates. LALA World is a B2B company set to transform millions of lives by 2020. The current agreement to work with Stellar Lumens will not only be one of the biggest partnerships for Stellar but also see the creation of a fully-fledged product by the 3rd quarter of the year. The new initiative will develop an XLM market that also enables microlending for small and medium enterprises.

Staying committed to decentralization

After it’s all said and done, Stellar seems to be one of the few projects committed to decentralization. Even though its trading volume is currently one of the lowest among the top coins in the market, the Stellar Team is poised on improving and developing the platform. Whether it’s through partnerships like the one with LALA World, or through community-driven initiatives like the SBC or even with Stellar’s commitment to innovate with the Stellar Decentralized Exchange, the XLM is here to stay. As long as the foundation continues to pursue development through decentralization and transformation of people’s lives, there is a good chance for a sudden spike in XLM.

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

You have just suffered a major loss. It may have been your mistake, or…

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