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Stellar plans to tackle down Ripple and Ethereum with its Lumens (XLM)

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Stellar (XLM) has been giving a lot to talk about in the cryptocurrency world lately, each and every one of its initiatives is becoming a boom in the market, to the point where now the company seems to be on its way to diminish the outstanding works that other crypto companies have been making till today.

Perhaps that could be the case of some of the most consolidated companies like Ripple or Ethereum, which actually could be at high risk after Stellar deployed its bold move of partnering with IBM; a deal that might grant them the adoption of its lumen on all of the central banks around the globe.

Still, it is early to determine if that would be the final result, but if so, not only would be a very serious competitive ambush for companies like Ripple, it would also make the price of Stellar grow significantly.

Furthermore, if we rewind a little bit the time we can see the event that set a milestone back in January when the $39 million ICO, Mobius, chose the Stellar network over the one of Ethereum. At the moment the decision responded to the Ethereum security and scalability problems, a great risk that, of course, the Mobius project couldn’t allow to run.

Consequently, the confidence vote was then for the Stellar platform, a deal that surely promised to increase the number of Dapps later; and as we can see right now, the promise was absolutely authentic.

Like this, now the concern goes to the Ethereum investors and developers regarding the smart contract decisions Stellar is making, would it be possible for the company to conquer its customers again? The task now doesn’t look that simple.

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What’s more, recently a migration wave has started among the Ethereum clients, which in search of a more secure platform, are moving to the brilliant smart contracts platform of Stellar.

The movement started with the Kin foundation announcing they were adding Stellar as a second platform, a fact that, on many levels let it clear that the Stellar network is simply a better blockchain; and this is not surprising at all, Ethereum appears to be dealing with lots of issues from long ago now – and what’s worse, the solutions haven’t been determined yet.

Similarly, another blockchain project has decided to migrate to Stellar, in fact, a week ago the project Heir chose to take a try into the platform of the company, and the results were beyond the expected – which proves that every time developers turn to it, they are more grateful for how valuable the platform is for smart contracts.

This way, it is highly expected that similar actions are taken by other companies in the sector, and this is something Stellar plans to exploit, in fact, the company is currently working on other projects for its customers already.

So concluding, how does the future look for Stellar? Well, all the investors can expect a great increase in the value of the company, while more and more projects are created, and as is happening, more and more companies embrace it, the result would be an incredible growing behavior.

The whole market is a little stuck now, so doubtlessly the best option is to look for a coin with a looking-good future and place a bet on it, and guess what? Stellar (XLM) could be that bet you’re chasing.

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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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DGB Price Prediction For 2018 and Beyond

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With the crypto market being constantly bearish throughout this year, a lot of investors are having second thoughts about buying additional coins. While some large cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum can be considered safe investments, smaller coins like Digibyte (DGB) often receive a lot of doubt. This is why the DGB price prediction is necessary so that the investors can know what to expect.

DGB Price Prediction

DGB has had its ups and downs throughout this year, and at some point, it even went up by 70%. However, the constant bear market affected it just as much as numerous other cryptos. This has brought its value down to its current $0.025378 per coin. Some optimistic predictions from earlier dates saw the coin reaching as high a price as $9.20 by the year’s end. However, as we approach the date, it seems less and less likely that this DGB price prediction will come true.

The coin is generally seen as a profitable investment. As it is always the case with cryptocurrencies, they should be bought when their prices are down, so that a profit could be made when they spike up once more. Digibyte is no different, but it should be noted that investing in this coin means having patience. DGB is not among the coins that will make you rich overnight, and instead, it should be seen as a long-term investment.

Even though 2018 has been as…

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Why ZCash (ZEC) Is Heading to $10k

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Back in mid-May, the Winklevoss Twins made the headlines for embracing ZCash (ZEC) as one of its major digital assets on their groundbreaking Gemini exchange. When the announcement was made, ZEC rallied in the market by showing a 45% increment in value. The coin made it to $357 in a matter of hours.

Further assessing the currently available digital assets on the Gemini platform, we find that the exchange currently has USD pairings for only Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum and ZEC. There is also additional pairings of ETH/BTC, ZEC/BTC and ZEC/ETH with plans to onboard Litecoin in the coming days.

Another thing to note is that the exchange also provides custodial services for institutional investors thus giving ZEC the much-needed exposure to the firms on Wall Street. Custodial services provide a guarantee that all digital assets on the platform are stored by a licensed entity thus extinguishing any cybersecurity concerns. For an entity to be licensed in New York for custodial services, the proper due diligence and research have been done.

Another thing that makes the Gemini exchange attractive and appealing to institutional investors, is that all USD deposits are insured by the FDIC. The latter entity is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that provides insurance for USD deposits in American banks. This means that once again, the funds of individual and institutional investors are safe and insured, further making…

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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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