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Top 3 Risky Coins to Avoid Investing in 2019

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Investing in cryptocurrencies is still a risky way to handle your money. Despite all the progress that cryptos were able to make since they exploded in mid-2017, they remain just as volatile as ever. The bear market of 2018 damaged a lot of investors who joined the trend lately and were forced to buy the coins at higher prices.

However, if your intention is to HODL and waits for the more prosperous times, then cryptocurrencies are probably the best way to go about it.

With that being said, there is still one important issue, which revolves around which coins you are going to invest in. Obviously, not every coin is the same, and even if all cryptocurrencies are risky, some of them are much riskier investments than others. The risk you are taking is somewhat softened if you choose one of the top coins. That way, you will at least have a confirmation that those are real coins, and not scams or dying projects.

However, even then, you must be careful as some high-risk projects managed to find their way up and join the proper ones. Here are three such ricksy coins, which you might want to avoid if your goal is to make a good investment.

1. Tether (USDT)

Tether emerged as the ‘savior’ of investors when the crypto winter first struck, and investors had no choice but to watch their funds decline. The stablecoin has been around for a while at that point, but stablecoins were not nearly as popular or accepted as they are today.

Tether came as a stable investment due to its connection to USD, with each coin being backed by $1. That also allowed it to keep its price stable, and bypass the volatility that has affected nearly all other coins. However, Tether found itself in quite a controversy after it refused to provide insight into its bank account. This has led many to believe that the coin doesn’t have enough USD to cover all of its circulating supply.

Tether has been finding ways to avoid audits since it came under the spotlight, and the uncertainty makes it a very risky investment. If these fears turn out to be true, investors who buy USDT might find themselves in possession of worthless coins.

2. Verge (XVG)

Verge was a popular privacy coin that seemed to be on the right path to be one of the top cryptocurrencies. However, the coin suffered a massive blow around a year ago when hackers discovered flaws in its mining code. This has led to a number of attacks on Verge’s blockchain, the abuse of its mining system, and theft of massive amounts of coins.

Verge suffered four attacks in total, and after each one, its developers claimed they fixed the issue, only for another attack to prove them wrong. Since then, many have decided to abandon it in favor of Monero, Zcash, and other privacy coins. Lately, Verge developers started considering shifting towards PoS, but there is no guarantee that the coin will ever awaken the interest again, or regain the same quality it was once thought to have. As a very risky investment, we recommend skipping this one.

3. Dogecoin (DOGE)

The last coin we would recommend avoiding is Dogecoin (DOGE). DOGE came to be as a meme back in 2013, but against all odds, it got the interest of many investors. Even to this day, DOGE sits higher than anyone would have expected, currently ranked as 28th largest cryptocurrency by market cap. So, why should you avoid investing in DOGE?

The answer is simple — the coin has no total market cap. In other words, it can be mined infinitely. The coin’s circulating supply already exceeds $118.8 billion tokens, and the supply is only going to get bigger, and bigger. More transactions mean more blocks, and the more blocks, the more mined coins, and this infinite loop will prevent DOGE from ever reaching high prices and gaining any large value.

Even if the project starts burning its coins, it would have to hold massive token burns all the time in order to be able to cope. And, since its creator decided to distance himself from the project, there was a large lack of any true leadership. DOGE continues to live on, but only as a meme that refuses to die. It is a popular and interesting coin, but it is highly unlikely that it has a future.

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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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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.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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