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Top 3 Altcoins Set For A Big Comeback

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Most digital currency investors know that the crypto market can be quite ruthless at times. Mistakes are hardly tolerated, and never truly forgotten. Altcoins that make the wrong move are very likely to lose a lot of their support, which usually only leads further down the road until they get completely forgotten, and never see the light of day again.

However, this is not always the case, and there are still coins that managed to make a comeback even after everyone thought that they are gone for good. Today, we will check out our top 3 picks for such coins, and see how are they doing today.

1) Dogecoin (DOGE)

Dogecoin is an altcoin that needs no special introduction. If you follow news from the crypto world, chances are that you have already heard of the “joke” coin multiple times. Doge came to be as a meme, but it managed to survive some of the most difficult periods in crypto history. How it did it — nobody knows. However, it likely has something to do with one of the strongest and most supportive communities in the crypto space.

Dogecoin never had extremely high value, and even during the late 2017 price surge, it only ever reached the value of $0.016 per coin. However, after the market crashed in January, DOGE dropped to only a fraction of that value. Its lowest this year was $0.002311, and it was reported just before Dogecoin surprised the entire crypto world by making a comeback in mid-September. Since then, the coin has been relatively stable, with small drops during the last several days. However, it still managed to come back from the brink, which is why it definitely belongs on this list.

2) EOS

EOS is a coin that barely has anyone in the gray area — most people either love it or hate it, with nothing in between. For EOS, 2018 was an eventful year, during which this altcoin made a lot of progress. However, it was not an especially happy year due to some mistakes that it made.

The biggest issue regarding EOS this year happened just after its MainNet was launched in June. Not only was the launch delayed, but the network proved flawed just after the process was completed. So much so, in fact, that it needed repairs within the first few hours of its “life”. While this is nothing scary at first glance, it affected the way a lot of people think about EOS, and the confidence in the project was lost.

Still, the project itself has a huge potential. It has an ecosystem similar to that of Ethereum, but more simple and user-friendly. It is also a great place for developing dApps and creating smart contracts, which has made it popular with developers. In addition, EOS is fast, cheap, scalable, and stable. This is why the project managed to stay alive even after it made its mistakes, and why it is expected to explode during 2019.

3) Ripple/XRP

XRP may be the project that has suffered the most in 2018, at least when it comes to moves made against it. It certainly attracted a lot of attention, and it made numerous headlines due to controversies surrounding it.

Due to its nature, the fact that the company that created it owns the most of its funds, and numerous irregularities with bad explanations, XRP was a prime target of accusations, lawsuits, and negative press for a long time. Throughout the year, we kept reading about the company being sued, the coin being a scam, potential centralization, the fact that it cannot be mined, and a lot more.

All of this helped to create a very negative picture about XRP, and a lot of people believed that the coin won’t last for much longer. However, XRP managed to launch some of its long-awaited products, and they turned out to be working without any issues. As a result, XRP surged by as much as 20% twice in a span of a few months. On both occasions, it managed to briefly overtake Ethereum as the second largest coin by market cap. However, it was also brought back to the third spot both times, after only a few hours.

Still, this means that Ripple has a lot of potentials, and the company behind it has made effort to prove that the coin is truly decentralized after all. In addition, the situation regarding lawsuits got partially taken care of, and XRP has made quite a successful comeback.

In the end, there is a lot more that XRP needs to do in order to grow to its full potential. However, it is certainly not going anywhere, and it will likely stay high among the altcoins for a long time.

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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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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

The development of…

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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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