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BitOasis lists Stellar Lumens’ XLM with fiat (USD) pair

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BitOasis is a cryptocurrency exchange specialized in the Middle East and some zones in North Africa. As of yesterday, the Stellar Lumens’ XLM digital asset is included to the company’s trading platform.

As soon as the press release was published, all BitOasis users will be able to buy and sell XLM with no trading fees at all, paired against the local fiat currency (the United Arab Emirates Dirham), but only if they live in Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. What makes this move particular is, precisely, that pairing with the local currency instead of Bitcoin, which is the usual way to go in most crypto exchanges in the world.

It is an exchange that already offers a wide variety of digital assets such as Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin (BTC),  Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ZCash (ZEC), Litecoin (LTC), and Monero (XMR). XLM is the newest family member.

The announcement came as the crypto market plummeted for the second time in less than a week, losing 25 billion until it settled at 152 billion. Every single coin went down and suffered from the bear’s hug as can be seen by a majority of double red numbers for every single one, except for Ripple that still traded in red but in single digits only.

Earlier this year Stellar Lumens was under the spotlight several times. Coinbase announced it for consideration in its platform. The project has secured several interesting strategic partnerships of which the most important is, undoubtedly, the one with IBM.

Stellar is now IBM’s only crypto partner, which means that all the projects that Big Blue wants to bring into the cryptosphere will work on Stellar’s blockchain. It will also use XLM as the native token. In the digital world, it rarely gets any bigger than this.

But despite a year full of good news for Stellar, the token has not been able to avoid taking a beating in the current market. This has nothing to do with flaws in the project, or in the coin, but rather with the fact that the market has been plummeting all year long, and every asset as felt the trend down in varying degrees.

As we write this article, SLM is at $0.2015; it’s not on the rise and trading in the red for more than a full day. Its market capitalization is at 3.86 billion, and the trade volume is of $119 million.

Don’t take its current price into account. Stellar is a blockchain project with good leadership, good technology, a clear purpose, and many relevant partners. Slowly, but surely it’s gaining adoption, and it’s challenging Ripple to become the crypto platform of choice for the traditional financial industry. And since IBM is already doing business in some way with 90% of the world’s banks, we should not underestimate the potential that XLM holds, whatever the current market trend may be.

Stellar’s logo is a rocket headed to the stars. If news like this keeps popping up in the cryptosphere regarding XLM, we don’t doubt at all it will eventually get there.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and 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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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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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.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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