The crypto winter ended and Bitcoin is breaking through the $5000 resistance barrier and leading a general charge in bullishness among cryptocurrencies has seen more positivity in the market than ever before. However, before any talk of a crypto spring should start, we need to look at what happened during the winter.
Many different platforms were either fully released or improved upon significantly. There has been a surge of innovation and the crystallization of ideas. The market isn’t just about crypto trading or bitcoin trading; it has become more about what businesses will leverage blockchain in the best way. Investors need to look at what a coin offers beyond just being a cryptocurrency. What partners does it have, what is the long term plan and is it liquid enough?
Investing in altcoins has never been a better option than right now. The volatility index shows that the market is growing without having to rely on Bitcoin. While Bitcoin still determines and up or down trend, the altcoins do not follow this trend exactly. More and more tokens and coins are surviving and thriving on their own merits rather than riding in Bitcoin’s wake.
The four coins to follow are our pick for the top 4 cryptocurrencies most likely to give you substantial returns by the end of 2019.
Stellar Lumens (XLM): Cheap coin, and massive market to grow
Stellar Lumens is a high cap coin, sitting comfortably in the top 10 on TradingView. It is also a cheap altcoin, coming in at $0.11 as of today. What is important is what they plan on doing with the currency and the protocol. Stellar has been touted by its creators and many industry leaders as the best blockchain project for multi-currency transfers. Their idea is to tokenize industry, and they have made several strategic partnerships along the way.
Many in the industry are convinced that 2019 is the year that crypto becomes a serious player in the cross-border remittances game and Stellar is one of the leading contenders. Investing in Stellar is investing in a protocol that could be the backbone fo the future global banking system.
QuantStamp: Reliant on Ethereum, but still looking good
Quantstamp is a fully scalable security protocol for Ethereum. It basically checks that security loopholes in smart contracts on the Ethereum network are not abused. That’s what gives it a future, but there’s more here than that.
Ethereum is seen as the future backbone of the global economy. While other blockchains focus on banking (Stellar), supply chain (IBM’s Fabric) or entertainment (BitTorrent), Ethereum is for anything and everything. It will soon become interoperable with all other systems and is changing to proof of stake instead of proof of work. QuantStamp will power security on Ethereum making it the guard dog of the future global economy in many analysts eyes.
The price has been depressed because of scalability issues with Ethereum that will become non-existent when Ethereum 2.0 is released (many think this year) so the time to buy QuantStamp is now. The price will shoot up!
Litecoin: Bitcoin’s volatile, risky younger brother
Litecoin is a major player in the market. It is traded widely and accepted at thousands of retailers both online and offline for payment. It is also a currency that does better than Bitcoin when the going is good, and worse when the going is bad. Some care should be exercised when buying Liteocin, but there is no doubting that it will be a great performer this year with what looks like an extended bull market coming.
TON: Telegram coming out soon, but will be one to watch
Telegram’s TON currency will have to be released in October, and we mention it here because it will see a lot of trading when it is released. Telegram values privacy above all else and its coin will promise to have just that.
Since Telegram has a user base of over 200 million people, it also has enough firepower to decentralize it’s network quickly and to offer services that very few other cryptos can quickly. Keep this one in mind for October, because it will be this year’s biggest winner.
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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors
When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat. These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor. But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.
Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace. The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information. Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed. Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?
While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.
Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors. The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…
CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership
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…
Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?
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…