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Stellar Lumens’ XLM reaches Canadian exchange NDAX

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The new exchange supporting Stellar (XLM), National Digital Asset Exchange Inc. (NDAX) is a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange based in the province of Alberta. It was designed to serve both retail and institutional clients with the highest quality, security, and compliance with legal standards. Unlike most of the world’s crypto trade platforms, NDAX is fully integrated into the domestic Canadian banking system which allows for more fluidity between the crypto and the traditional financial systems.

Legality is a core issue for NDAX as it’s registered as a Money Service Business in Canada and it practices a philosophy to engage with regulators and traditional financial institutions in a way that can set a new standard in the Canadian cryptoverse. That emphasis on compliance allows NDAX to secure banking services provided by domestic institutions, and to keep the client’s funds in the domestic economic system, instead of sending them offshore.

Earlier yesterday, the Canadian platform announced it’s introducing Stellar Lumens native asset (called XLM) into its trading platform paired against the Canadian Dollar. Also, trading in this pair will remain free until January 31st, 2019.

It’s not typical for assets like XLM to be listed paired against the local fiat currency. Most commonly, exchange platforms around the world, do not allow for buying XLM directly but they pair it against Bitcoin. In other words: if you want to get some XLM tokens, you must first buy some Bitcoin and then you can use the trading platform to exchange them for XLM.

NDAX is not even going to offer an XLM/BTC pairing in the beginning, but it informed in the announcement it will be introduced as soon as a sufficiently liquid trading market develops. No time frame was mentioned for this.

Stellar Lumens is a third generation blockchain project that aims to be a full-fledged platform for decentralized applications and smart contracts based on its native token, XLM. It’s found lots of use cases in the traditional financial world. In this regard, it’s been following on Ripple’s steps and securing strategic alliances with some of the most important banks and remittance services in the world to make the settlement of international transactions as painless, safe, quick and cheap as humanly possible.

One of Stellar Lumens’ critical partners is none other than IBM. Big Blue has chosen this blockchain project as its only partner in the cryptosphere. That means that all the research and project development IBM is doing to explore the uses of blockchain technology will be carried out in association with Stellar Lumens and using Stellar’s technology. If you remember what IBM and Microsoft’s partnership did for Bill Gates in the 80’s and beyond, you’ll understand that this is a huge advantage for Stellar.

The NDAX announcement is great news for a project that’s been reporting lots of good news all year long, and that has managed to keep growing despite the bearish conditions in the market.

Stellar (XLM) is currently trading at $0.1562 in red numbers (6.89%). It’s capitalized at roughly 3 billion USD, which makes it the fifth cryptocurrency by market cap.

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XRP Continues to Struggle Despite the Bullish Market

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The crypto market, in general, has been seeing a rapid recovery for months now, especially when it comes to top coins. Bitcoin has already surpassed the levels it was seeing before the November 2018 market crash, with the current price of $6.852 at the time of writing.

However, the same is not true for XRP, the third largest cryptocurrency, which is still trading below its largest support. While its price did try to test the resistance at $0.312 several times in the past weeks, the coin saw a rejection each time it approached it. Combine this with the fact that XRP’s price against the USD is trading within a descending triangle, and it is easy to understand why many investors are worried.

Is XRP about to start spiraling down?

XRP is a massive coin, despite the fact that its price is low. As such, it has a major impact on the market, and if it were to go down, it is likely that it would take a large portion of the market with it. As mentioned, Bitcoin itself is advancing rapidly. However, historically, such massive uptrends often lead to just as massive potential downtrends.

As things are now, many expect it to come once BTC hits $7,000. However, many are looking for other unfortunate events that might trigger a massive sell-off. Experts have been warning that events…

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Justin Sun Bullish On TRX and BTT

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While TRON (TRX) managed to become one of the most popular projects in the crypto history, the coin itself has been in and out of the list of 10 largest cryptos by market cap several times by now. Recently, it got pushed out of the list once again, although not very far. After briefly holding the 10th spot, it got replaced by Cardano (ADA) which is, similarly to TRON, yet another challenger to Ethereum.

Meanwhile, TRON’s founder and CEO, Justin Sun, appears not to be worried about the current situation. In fact, he recently stated that he believes TRON will climb back up among the top 10 coins within a month. However, he gave another prediction, and this one appears to be quite bold.

Justin Sun’s TRX and BTT predictions

According to Sun, another cryptocurrency that recently joined the TRON ecosystem, BitTorrent (BTT), will soon see a massive surge which will bring it among the top 30 coins. Sun predicts that this will happen at some point during Q2 of this year.

Of course, Sun’s bullishness when it comes…

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Top 4 Cryptocurrencies That You Won’t Find Among the 100 Largest Coins

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Cryptocurrency investors are always on the lookout for the best investment opportunities, and as such, they follow closely what happens with the smaller coins, as well as the largest. A lot of people have a general rule to only invest in the largest, and well-established cryptocurrencies. This is a good rule that can allow them to avoid scams and increase their chances of getting a decent profit.

However, there are investors who are ready to take the necessary risks in order to become early adopters of future stars of the crypto space. The space is alive, and the top 100 list constantly changes. Even the list of top 10 largest cryptos looks a lot different today than it did a few years ago. Sure, some coins are the same, but they are in the minority.

With all that in mind, we will now take a look at top 4 cryptocurrencies that are not even among the 100 largest coins — but they do seem to have the potential to change that in the future.

Kin (KIN)

As mentioned, coins enter and leave the list of top 100 largest cryptos all the time, and KIN is a perfect example of this. The coin currently has a market cap of $35.98 million, and it ranks as the 120th largest coin at the moment. However, the coin did not sink because…

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