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Top 4 Cryptocurrencies to Bet on in 2019

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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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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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