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TRX vs ADA: TRX Overtook ADA for 8th Place

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For years now, ever since altcoins started popping up in order to provide an alternative to Bitcoin (BTC), the rivalry between the coins has been one of the most talked-about aspects of the crypto world. Websites such as CoinMarketCap started appearing, tracking the coins’ value, market cap, trading volume, and other details that would help investors and traders determine which coins to go for.

Before long, hundreds of altcoins emerged, and that number has grown to over two thousand in the last few years. However, as always, the most attention is being directed towards the top 10 coins, which are constantly overtaking one another.

In recent months, following some of the largest events of 2018, the top 10 cryptos have seen numerous rank shifts. XRP overtook Ethereum’s place for several times, Stellar, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, and EOS were overtaking one another in December 2018, and coins’ ranks were known to change several times per day.

Now, in early January, the situation has seemingly quieted down a bit, and most coins are back to their usual spots. However, two very successful coins are expected to have their own battle. In which TRX overtook the 8th position.

TRX vs. ADA

The first thing to note when it comes to TRX vs ADA is that they are not a direct competition to one another. These are two very different coins, with different purposes and different goals in mind. The only thing that really connects the two is the desire to grow bigger, gain more exposure, and be more dominant.

TRX is a native cryptocurrency to the TRON blockchain, and it was created by Justin Sun. It aims to revolutionize the entertainment industry, as well as decentralize the web. In the last year, TRON has gained massive amounts of support from its constantly-growing community, and the project managed to hit some very important milestones.

In a matter of months, TRON launched a TestNet, a MainNet, it transferred its tokens from Ethereum network (where it was actually created), and it entered more partnerships than we can count. It also announced several big projects, it purchased BitTorrent, and it managed to break Ethereum’s record regarding the number of daily transactions, mostly due to several of its increasingly popular dApps.

ADA, on the other hand, is a coin that is more Ethereum-like. The project is currently focusing on solving scalability issues, creating dApps, and growing bigger through high-quality technology. Cardano was created by Charles Hoskinson, who previously worked on both, Ethereum and Ethereum Classic. He eventually left both projects, but not without gaining a deep understanding of how a good quality cryptocurrency should look like, and how it should function.

Using this knowledge, he created Cardano, and the coin always preferred to take its time and do things the right way, instead of rushing and providing poor-quality features and services.

In recent months, TRX was ranked the 10th largest coin by market cap, which is a position that is currently occupied by Bitcoin SV, after TRX overtook its 9th spot on the list. Meanwhile, ADA holds the 11th position, with a goal of entering the top 10 in the near future.

After that, TRX will be its main competitor for the 8th rank, currently being held by Tether (USDT). The difference between the market cap of projects ranked between the 8th and 11th spot is not that large, and it mostly comes down to a few hundreds of millions of dollars. While still enormous amounts, these are known to come and go in a matter of days, or even hours in some situations. Because of this, experts are predicting a lot more rank overtaking in the following weeks.

After reaching the rank of 8th, it is believed that these two coins will be stopped from advancing further, as the big milestone of $2+ billion will stand in their way. While it is not impossible that they will simply continue to grow in time and overtake the higher ranks as well, it might take months, or even years of steady growth for this to happen. So far, it appears that the bearish market of 2018 has loosened its grip in early 2019, and most coins are experiencing gains right now. However, analysts agree that this is a fragile balance that can go either way and that coins are not out of danger quite yet.

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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?

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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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

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