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VeChain (VET) Silently Lists on Bitfinex and Ethfinex

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In a May 10th tweet, the official Bitfinex handle announced that VeChain (VET) deposits have been enabled on the popular online and mobile trading platform. Checking the platform indicates that trading is now live on both Bitfinex and its sister exchange, Ethfinex. Not many crypto traders caught on but Global Coin Report was able to spot the development.

Bitfinex Tweet on the 10th of May

The listing adds to the much-needed liquidity by the VeChain (VET) project and token. The current market analysis puts VEN at a value of $4.57 at the moment of writing this. The token is up less than a percent in the last 24 hours. The token’s market capitalization is pretty high at $2.404 Billion with a circulating supply of 526 Million VEN. The token is now available on 48 exchanges according to coinmarketcap.com.

With respect to Bitfinex and Ethfinex, the latter was only launched this year as an ERC20-token-specific trading platform unlike the parent exchange, Bitfinex, that caters for also the major coins. With Ethereum, Bitcoin and the USD as the major currencies that token pair with on the Ethfinex platform, it allows for fluid trading amongst the 3 base crypto and fiat options. The beauty of being on the Bitfinex platform is that you can log into Ethfinex using the same credentials and your balances will still be visible on both. This is some good integration by the Bitfinex and Ethfinex teams.

VeChain is a leading global enterprise level public blockchain platform. It aims to bridge blockchain technology and real-world applications. VeChain also plans on providing the necessary decentralized governance structure to build a robust economic model as well as the advanced Internet of Things integration.

The project recently rebranded to VeChain Thor (VET) and has a new blockchain with a similar name: VeChainThor Blockchain. It is currently undergoing rigorous tests to ensure that it works as it was designed to do when the Main Net is launched later this year.

The timetable towards final launch involves a Public Alpha test which will involve 100 vetted testers. In June this year, the VeChain foundation will open the code base to the public signifying the start of the Public Beta Test for further hands-on testing. The MainNet will be launched by the end of June; adding to a growing list of projects launching the MainNet versions of their projects in Q2 this year.

The Next few months will be an exciting time for the Crypto-verse.

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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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