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Stellar (XLM) on the Wrongside of the Crypto-Slump

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The recent price movements experienced in the Cryptocurrency market in the past few months have left investors baffled, as volatility seems to increase with each passing moment. Such is the position of Stellar (XLM), currently ranked Seventh in the world according to Coinmarketcap. Despite the news, events surrounding Stellar Lumens that can have a positive impact on investor sentiment, the value of the Cryptocurrency has gone downhill in the last few days, currently recovering from a massive slump experienced on March 18th.  This comes at a time when Stellar announced Irene Energy’s shift from the Ethereum network to Stellar’s own network. Stellar’s XLM tokens also got listed on the Koinex Exchange and the Stellar team managed to confirm a partnership with Bluepan Net.

However, all of the above positive news does not seem to have an effect on the stellar current price decline.  On March 17th, Stellar reached its lowest point in recent times, dropping to a shocking 0.159964 USD in value and a market cap of 2,959,123,604 USD. The situation has somewhat improved, with Stellar’s market cap reaching $4,686,497,327 USD on March 20th.

Impending Events Involving Stellar Lumens

Despite the announcements of three important events in the Stellar network, the price of XLM tokens is not recovering to a great extent. The events are discussed in brief below.

  1. The Partnership: More than a week ago, Stellar Lumens announced a partnership With BluepanNet, which is a huge success for any Cryptocurrency. BluepanNet represents one of the biggest remittance institutions in the world, which uses the famed blockchain technology. Launched in 2015, BluepanNet originally worked with Bitcoin, before shifting to other alternatives for cross-border payments, like Stellar Lumens. Bluepan recently completed a successful test run of the Stellar integration feature and hopes to lower transaction fees by a significant margin all across Asia.
  2. Irene energy Announcement: Irene Energy, another Cryptocurrency announced a platform migration from the Ethereum network to the Stellar Lumens platform. Since the Ethereum network can be considered as the biggest platforms in the world, a coin transferring to this platform is a positive sign for Stellar Lumens.
  3. Koinex Listing: The Koinex exchange announced the listing of XLM tokens on their platform, available for live trading from 10th This bit of positive news was supposed to positively impact XLM’s price, but instead the XLM price nose-dived.

Current Market Scenario for Stellar lumens

Crypto analysts and industry experts seem to be pessimistic about Stellar’s future price, with some advising others to move away. Karla Mckan, a crypto-market specialist remarked,  “It seems like the whole XLM fam is dead. Nothing seems to excite them at all. Looks like it’s the end of Stellar for me.”

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Another blockchain enthusiast, Aman Chawla, also had a negative view about the current market position of Stellar, commenting, “Stellar is nothing but all mouth and no trousers. It’s ridiculous that people are even interested in this shitcoin.”

Final Thoughts

It is indeed true that Stellar was experiencing frightening dips over the last few weeks, being featured in “crypto’s biggest losers” lists more than twice. However, the price seems to be recovering from the horrific lows experienced on March 17th, with investors hoping that the price would rise considerably in the days to come. As it stands, Stellar Lumens has recovered remarkably well, Reaching 0.252381 USD at the time of writing from 0.159964 USD on March 17th. Although current market sentiments appear bearish, many investors feel that Stellar has hit rock bottom, and the price could only increase from this point. XLM tokens are expected to be the leader in the bull run once the market recovers. It is worth noting that Stellar Lumens, is an already established cryptocurrency, with over 40 different partnerships completed throughout 2017. Hence, Stellar Lumens remains a strong Cryptocurrency and a superior investment, compared to its peers in the market.

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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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