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Stellar Lumen’s XLM cryptocurrency is doing great lately, here’s why

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Stellar Lumen’s XLM has been enjoying great success lately. XLM’s blockchain makes money transfers efficient, quick, safe and reliable, so banks and financial institutions are jumping on the wagon, and creating demand and enthusiasts, investors, and traders are following suit. Currently valued at $0.443952, this coin has held a steady value throughout the recent altcoin crash, which means it’s just doing great. Here’s why.

Great performance means great rewards

XLM’s value has increased by double digits ever since the current year begun. This alone puts it in a different league than most other cryptocurrencies (most of them have gone a bit back this year), and makes a good investment option. XLM is showing the world how the Blockchain can transfer value quickly and cheaply for everybody.

Because it admits multi-currency transfers, this altcoin is famous internationally, and traders, speculators, and financial institutions look at it favorably. This reach and versatility make it likely for it to grow in value this year. But that’s not the only reason; there are several others, lucrative listing being the main one right now.

Hong Kong’s OKEx exchange recently listed this coin, and this is a big player. It is the world’s fifth largest as far as trading volume is concerned. They started last December 28th, and that made traders and investors pay attention. This helped raise the coin’s value as we can notice today.

After being listed by OKEx, more 1.4 million USD were traded using Stellar’s XLM just during the first day. Then the holiday season kicked in, but when business was back on track, mainstream business and financial firms were keen to join in the Stellar phenomenon.

Partnership with Pundi X

Pundi X is a POS (Point-of-sale) solution for the cryptocurrencies, headed in Jakarta, Indonesia. It makes it easier for users and retailers to use altcoins for retail transactions. Late last year, Pundi X announced a strategic deal with Stellar.

This deal will allow Pundi X to use Lumen‘s Blockchain to make payments in Indonesian Rupiah faster and safer between parties. The funds will go through borders cheaply and safely and, besides, that, the Stellar Lumens XLM token will be included in the POS system, it will be available for all users.

In this way, Pundi X is becoming a credit arbiter for transactions that involve XLM and the Indonesian Rupiah or vice versa. The deal gained was a hit for XLM, so it’s been getting a lot of attention from the Asian markets, which has helped prop up its price to the current levels. Then IBM started to show some interest too which also helped things a great deal.

The IBM bless-bomb

IBM’s attention has never hurt anybody. They chose to partner with Stellar to create a payment system tailored for South Pacific countries. This system works mainly in British Pounds and Fijian Dollars for now.

While the platform is still in diapers, it’s planned to grow to include seven different fiat currencies including New Zealand Dollar, Australian Dollar, and Tonga Pa’anga. Lumen’s coin will enable IBM to bring all these currencies together, reduce costs, and make exchanges among them incredibly fast. It will be intuitive and beneficial for every user alongside the companies who join it.

The news brought the coin’s value further up, and since IBM is in it for the long run, long-term edges can be expected from this partnership. If your e-Wallet includes XLM, needless to say, this is incredible news for you.

Wisdom is the point

It’s become clear to everybody watching the cryptocurrency market that Stellar is performing way above average. It’s been holding and increasing its value. It’s also been choosing the right strategic partnerships to keep ahead from everybody else’s game. And there’s every reason to expect there’s more to come. Did you get some Stellar Lumens already? Don’t sell just yet. Don’t have any? Get some!

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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.  

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

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