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Stellar (XLM): The Big Bull Is Coming

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The Stellar (XLM) blockchain is been loved by many enthusiasts for its simplicity and its mandate to provide cheap financial access, literacy and inclusion all over the world. The Mandate of the Stellar Development Foundation is to expand worldwide through the numerous partnerships and in turn further push its chief goal of providing the said low-cost financial services through the development and maintenance of technology across the globe.

One of its major partners has just done that. This partner is none other than IBM that currently runs 9 stellar nodes to settle international payments around the globe.

In this case, IBM has just won a lucrative 5-year contract with the Australian government worth AUD $1 Billion or the equivalent of $750 Million. The new deal aims at making Australia a top 3 digital government in the globe by 2025 through the investing in blockchain technology, quantum computing as well as artificial intelligence. All these sectors of technology will be in constant research and development to guarantee Australia makes it to the top rankings of global technology as well as maintaining that position.

The exact details of the partnership have not been revealed but the Stellar blockchain is bound to be part of the agreement. This brings some renewed hope to the Stellar project and coin. The Stellar blockchain and coin are ideal for running the back-end payment settlement for the various Australian government agencies during regular times of operations as well as during emergency services. The fact that the Stellar blockchain has many features, such as a timing aspect on its smart contracts for disbursing funds, makes it ideal for recurring payments for a government. XLM will be used to source instant liquidity in the transactions.

Another project that the Australian government can tap the Stellar blockchain through IBM, is the current plans of the said government to start delivering social security welfare payments to its citizens on the blockchain. As earlier mentioned, Stellar is ideal for timed payments as well as micropayments due to its low cost per transaction. XLM can be used for these transactions hence increasing the demand for the coin and eventually its price. No wonder XLM fans are expecting the price of the coin to increase in value by 350%.

All these services in Australia on the Stellar platform will be more enhanced due to the recent acquisition of the fintech company of Chain by the Stellar Foundation. The reason for doing this, and using XLM as a means of payment for the acquisition, is to tap into the experienced pool of developers at Chain.

Summing it up, the fact that IBM has won a government contract in Australia makes the use of the Stellar blockchain and XLM highly likely for some of the government services. IBM has even tapped Stellar to track carbon emissions. This means the blockchain is ready for the challenge ahead as well as the coin to have more utility hence boosting its price.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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