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Stellar will continue to be in the headlines for all the right reasons after its new acquisition Chain, which is backed by Visa. It all started with news that Stellar will be used by IBM in a cross-border payments solution that will rival that of Ripple. The clearing and settlement of payments with finality will be possible through almost instant speed. The solution does not directly state that it will use XLM as the instant source of liquidity, but the guess is that this is how it is going to happen.

Stellar Foundation Acquires Chain which is Backed by VISA

The above news was only one week ago and now the Stellar foundation – through its Stellar Development Fund – has purchased Chain. The latter is a blockchain startup that is backed by some of the biggest names in finance and enterprise adoption. Chain’s existing investors include VISA, Nasdaq and Citi Ventures.

The new firm created from the acquisition is known as Interstellar. Its CEO, Adam Ludwin, had this to say about the new venture:

“All of the clients that we have now have effectively shifted from using a traditional database model to using a tokens model, issuing assets on a local environment. By partnering with Stellar you can fire an asset to another institution.”

The Stellar Development Fund is the profit-oriented arm of the Stellar foundation and is also known as Lightyear. This means the Chain and Lightyear names/brands will be dissolved as a result of the deal. Interstellar, being the new venture, will employ 60 people with two headquarters in San Francisco and New York City.

Ludwin hinted that the acquisition was in the tune of $40 Million. He added the following:

“Chain did not need to sell the company. This needed to be a great strategic move and a great return and it was both.”

Jed McCaleb, the founder of both Ripple and Stellar, will take over as the CTO (Chief Technical Officer) of the new Interstellar firm. Chain’s existing customers using its core software (Visa, Nasdaq, Citigroup, Cloudwalk and LPS) will now be served by Interstellar.

Stellar will rise

The last few weeks have really been great for the XLM cryptocurrency due to the aforementioned news. If all the developments were made during a Bull run, the price of XLM would not find it hard to get to the much needed $1 value. Looking at the markets right now, XLM is currently valued at $0.19 and down less than a percentage point in the least 24 hours.

Going further and comparing the digital asset with XRP, it seems that the latter has stagnated in the markets due to the general FUD that it is a security. The Ripple company has even gone ahead and issued numerous statements that Ripple and XRP are completely separate entities. They also add that the XRP ledger is open source and Ripple simply brought it to real-life problem-solving situations via its products of xRapid, xVia, xCurrent and RippleNet.

However, investors who still do not believe that XRP is truly decentralized, now have an option in XLM. The latter now has a use case through its cross-border payments solution with IBM. Also, with the new firm of Interstellar, the Moon is no longer the limit for XLM. The new limit is the outer reaches of our galaxy as the name Interstellar suggests.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

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TRON (TRX) Is Likely to Go Big in June

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We are now halfway through 2019, and the situation in the crypto space is better than ever in the past year. Numerous cryptos are seeing large gains, often cut by brief periods of stagnation or small corrections, but the overall sentiment is obviously bullish.

Bitcoin sits way above the $8k mark, and while it struggles to go beyond $8,700, it is still trying to grow. Investors and analysts are quite bullish regarding the foreseeable future, and a lot of altcoins are expected to follow BTC in this regard. However, today, we would like to talk about one particular altcoin — TRON (TRX) — as well as why it is likely to go big in June.

TRON’s progress so far

As many people in and out of TRON community know, TRX is not a project that often sits still. It is rich with announcements, particularly when it comes to his CEO, Justin Sun, whose enthusiastic tweets often seem like hype building to many.

However, TRON made some massive progress in 2018, which was the worst year cryptocurrencies have ever seen. This is not something that can be achieved through hype alone, and the project needs to have true quality and value in order to see such massive development in the middle of the longest and harshest crypto winter in…

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IOTA (MIOTA) Pending Update Might Bring Huge Gains in Days to Come

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The crypto space is erupting once again, and if popular predictions are correct — the growth is only starting. However, in the vast sea of altcoins that hold the massive potential to go big in the future, we would like to set IOTA aside as one of the coins that might blow up quite soon.

As always, there are no guarantees of this, as the crypto space still lacks regulations, and remains highly volatile. To see proof of this, all you need to do is look at Bitcoin, which goes up by $1,000 within a day, only to slowly drop by $700 in the following week, and then repeat the process. In other words, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding any project, and that includes IOTA.

However, even with all of that in mind, many are quite optimistic about this particular project, especially after a recent announcement. The announcement in question indicates that IOTA is about to see a massive upgrade. In most cases, this would be more than enough of a reason to expect the coin to start performing better. But, in IOTA’s case, this is nearly a guarantee that it will.

The update is believed to carry a lot of fixes for a lot of problems that traders and investors have been reporting for a while. No crypto is perfect, and since IOTA is…

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