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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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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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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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