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Stellar’s (XLM) Acquisition Of This FinTech Company in XLM Will Surely Cause Aftershocks

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News reaching Global Coin Report, indicate that the Stellar Organization, which is the creator of XLM, is in acquisitions talks with Chain: a San Francisco-based startup that builds blockchain solutions for the financial industry. Chain is on a mission to enable a smarter and more connected economy by building cryptographic ledgers that underpin breakthrough financial products and services.

According to people familiar with the deal, the price tag of the acquisition is said to be $500 Million in XLM. This value in USD amounts to 2.2 Billion XLM coins using the current rate of $0.228.

Chain has a record of raising more than $43 Million in venture funding from investors such as  Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital, Nasdaq, Visa, Citi Ventures, Thrive Capital, BoxGroup, and Haystack. If the deal goes through the backers of Chain, will receive payments in XLM and will have the freedom of HODLing as well as selling them in the markets.

The Stellar Organization is known to be in possession of a majority of the over 104 Billion total supply of XLM coins. Only 18.6 Billion XLM are in circulation. The plan by the organization to distribute the rest of the coins is as follows.

  • 50% for distribution via the Direct Sign-up Program
  • 25% for distribution via the Partnership Program
  • 20% for distribution via the Bitcoin Program
  • 5% held by SDF (Stellar Development Foundation) to support operational costs

It is with the latter amount, that the purchase of Chain will most likely be made from. 5% of 104 Billion is 5.2 Billion. If the recipients of the coins decide to sell the coins in the crypto-markets at the same time, then the circulating supply is sure to go up leading to a price decline in XLM. This would be a major blow to any other XLM HODLers and investors. But this case is highly doubtful.

The other option is for the new owners to simply HODL as Stellar continues to seal more partnerships such as the existing ones with IBM and Kik. With more partnerships, comes additional attention to the coin and project that will add value to the digital asset.

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According to other news reports, the basis of the acquisition is that Chain has very talented blockchain developers as well as engineers. The two firms both deal with finance and payments: therefore the acquisition is a plus for both organizations.

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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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Litecoin Cash (LCC): The potential mover?

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Litecoin underwent a hard fork in the past, and that is what led to the creation of Litecoin Cash. Bitcoin has also experienced a hard fork, which has led to the creation of Bitcoin Cash, so this trend is not necessarily brand new.

Forks have occurred pretty often now in the cryptocurrency community, and the perception is that it probably will continue to, as long as the need (forks are often created to overcome issues faced by the originals) remains there.

While the market has been bearish for most of the year, it has been showing some definite signs of life, especially when we look at the kind of price action that has been happening with Ripple recently. Litecoin is also rising in anticipating of its hard fork, which is to be expected.

For those who are unaware, Litecoin Cash was created earlier this year. 10 Litecoin Cash was given to every investor who had 1 Litecoin – and that one move, it’s easy to see, was very massive concerning value.

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, has come out against LiteCoin Cash, calling it a scam. Many cryptocurrency influencers have come out against Litecoin cash, although there are still others that believe that this is only because the project threatens them.

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The Stage is Set for Stellar XLM vs XRP

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The digital asset of XRP, did something spectacular on the 18th of September when it shocked the crypto-markets by rising in value by 21%. In a time period that was less than 5 hours, XRP spiked from levels of $0.273 to those of $0.332 and has continued rising. The digital asset is currently valued at $0.36.

xRapid Factor

The reason for the sharp increment in value of XRP was news that the Ripple company was going to launch xRapid in the next month or so. This was after the firm’s head of Regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Sagar Sarabhai, made the following comments during a CNBC interview on the 17th of September:

“I am very confident that in the next one month or so you will see some good news coming in where we launch the product live in production.”

Stellar’s Cross-Border Payments

The news of Ripple launching xRapid has come 2 weeks after the Stellar project and IBM, announced that they were entering the industry of cross-border payments through their new service known as IBM Blockchain World-Wire. The new payment settlement service has been quoted as being ‘near instant’ meaning that it will probably rival the transactions time seen in the xRapid pilot tests of 2 – 3 minutes earlier on in the year.

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