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Stellar Lumens (XLM) listing by Coinbase is insignificant to Ripple’s success

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Last Friday, a big announcement was made by Coinbase and it has caused a division among investors in the crypto sphere.

As per the press release which was released on Friday on the official Coinbase blog, it was announced that that the company wants to explore new cryptos such as Cardano (ADA), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Zcash (ZEC), and Ox (ZRX) – with Ripple (XRP) excluded.

According to the press release on Coinbase blog:

Today we are announcing that we’re exploring the addition of the following asset to Coinbase: Cardano (ADA), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Zcash (ZEC), and Ox (ZRX),” 

Coinbase’s decision to list these cryptos caused an increase in their value including Stellar – which posted a gain of 22% ever since the declaration was published on the Coinbase blog. As a result of this, the investors of Ripple (XRP) are curious about the decision of the exchange.

I just don’t get it. Like at all. They’ll list ICOs despite the uncertainty there, but not XRP? This is maddening.” This was the comment of a Ripple investor.

Coinbase listings won’t deter the success of Ripple (XRP)

It is important to know that at the end of 2017, there was a partnership possibility between Coinbase and Ripple (XRP). Taking a look at that time, Brian Armstrong the CEO of Coinbase said the exchange has the intentions of expanding by adding more altcoins. At the time of this statement, Ripple (XRP) saw a big bull run in which its value increased from $0.20 to $1.00 and has a huge market cap only behind Bitcoin and Ethereum. Many investors moved to XRP, but there was a dip in price later on.

Moving forward, Coinbase is insignificant to Ripple’s success – taking a look at the latest activities of Stellar Lumens – its partnership with Tempo among others, there is a big jibe thrown at Ripple by Stellar.

Ripple is a futuristic company and Stellar’s strides are not a threat to Ripple (XRP) at all – there may be a possible competition between these two cryptos, but that doesn’t deter Ripple from achieving great things on its own.

Taking a look at Coinbase being insignificant to Ripple’s feat, Coinbase listed just 4 cryptos at the time of the bull run last year – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash; XRP wasn’t included. It is important to know that globally, there are other countries that do not make use of Coinbase to trade cryptos.

Taking a look at January 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2017:

  • Bitcoin increased from $972.95 to $13,791, +1,317.5% increase.
  • Ethereum increased from $8.24 to $747.52, +8,971.8% increase.
  • Litecoin increased from $4.51 to $225.29, +4,895.3% increase.
  • XRP increased from $0.006 to $2.26, +37,566.6% increase.

Taking a look at the above analysis, XRP was the highest gaining cryptocurrency during the Bull Run – despite it wasn’t even listed on Coinbase. This implies that Coinbase isn’t the only widely-used exchange that cryptos can be traded on. For example, there is Binance to trade XRPs; with it, you can trade different cryptos there.

Ripple (XRP) doesn’t need Coinbase listing to succeed – let’s remember that!

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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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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