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Stellar Lumens XLM Vs Cardano ADA: What Blockchain is best suited for your portfolio?

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Choosing the best investment projects for your portfolio can be a daunting task especially since most Blockchain projects are built with unclear objectives and roadmaps. Granted, there are some Blockchain projects that are changing world industries by introducing Blockchain’s capacity for interoperability, immutability, and transparency. However, how do you settle on the most promising projects to make sure you make a return on investment? Well, Cardano and Stellar Lumens are some of the most promising but mostly overlooked cryptocurrency projects. Plus they are fundamentally different with potential for growth in the coming years. Here is a comparison of what each of the projects offers.

Ease of Adoption by the masses

The rate at which a coin is being adopted by the masses affects (to a large extent) the price appreciation and growth of that coin. Although Cardano’s IOHK has made strides towards enabling fast adoption by securing essential partnerships with governments and leading institutions in various industries, Stellar Lumens takes home the title of easily adaptable cryptocurrency. The reason for this is simple. Stellar Lumens is used for cross-border payments and currently, their partnership with IBM is fast-tracking XLM’s adoption. Furthermore, XLM has also partnered with Register and SatoshiPay, giving the Lumens an edge over ADA in terms of adoption.

Development of the project

In terms of platform development, Cardano takes the first position since it boasts of a peer to peer review approach that is based on scientific philosophy. This has helped the Cardano Blockchain become one of the most progressive projects in the crypto space. Meanwhile, Stellar has remained focused on enabling the acceptance of its cryptocurrency worldwide. On the flip side, even though Stellar Lumens platform development does not have a wide scope of potential application like the one at Cardano, Stellar’s laser focus approach enables faster platform development than Cardano’s.

Performance in the market

There is no easy way to compare Stellar Lumens and Cardano in terms of price performance since they rank at position 8 and 7 respectively on CoinMarketCap. While Stellar Lumens is built to make cross-border payments fast, reliable and affordable, Cardano is an open source Blockchain platform with smart contracts similar to what Ethereum offers. Both cryptocurrencies are priced almost at the same price mark with Stellar Lumens featuring slightly higher price according to CoinMarketCap as of this writing.

The versatility of the Blockchain

Cardano boasts of being the more versatile of the two Blockchain projects simply because it offers smart contracts that allow anyone to build their own Blockchain applications on top of the Cardano Blockchain network. Plus, Cardano comes with its own wallet and features a unique proof of stake algorithm called Ouroboros. On the other hand, although Stellar Lumens is also an open source platform that allows anyone to build their own applications, it does not provide as much versatility as Cardano

Conclusion

Both Stellar Lumens and Cardano (even with a unique set of features) have the same objective of improving Blockchain’s capabilities. Each of them has a lot of competition to deal with as well. For instance, Cardano’s main competition includes Ethereum, NEO, and EOS while Stellar Lumen’s main competitor is Ripple. Basically, both projects are promising, but it’s always recommended to do your own due diligence before diving in to invest.

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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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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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