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What is All the Hype about Dogecoin (DOGE)?

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The history of Dogecoin is an interesting one; although conceived as a joke, Dogecoin had made its way into the trading communities to become an internet sensation. When Billy Markus first developed Dogecoin in Portland, Oregon, he had no idea it would evolve to become one of the most sought-after coins in the market. As evident from its appellation, Dogecoin was named after the popular “doge” meme of Shiba Inu. With thousands of users posting memes about Dogecoin, it’s not hard to guess why its value has surged so high.

Should You Invest in Dogecoin?

Today, Dogecoin ranks among the top currencies of its kind, and the internet hype has a huge role to play in it. This altcoin was developed to cater to much broader demographic than Bitcoin. It was believed that its fun feel will protect it from controversies of Bitcoin.  As of 14 March 2018, the market cap of Dogecoin stands at 442,260,525 USD. Featuring among the popular altcoins, DOGE is traded on several online exchanges which offer DOGE/LTC, DOGE/BTC, and other trading pairs.

If you are new to cryptocurrency, you should definitely try your luck with DOGE, as it can help you gravitate towards the broader crypto space. Trading with Dogecoin is fairly simple. To begin with, you should get a wallet from Dogecoin.com, a decentralized open-sourced blockchain that allows users to send funds to anyone with a Dogecoin wallet.

Dogecoin, the Trump Card for the Underdogs

When Dogecoin was first introduced, its use was restricted to only a few internet geeks. The recent rise in the value of Dogecoin has prompted many traders to trade it on various exchanges. However, in the sporting circles, it has attracted some unorthodox sponsorship. For instance, in 2014 the Dogecoin Community donated a sum of $55,000 to the US stock car racing, joining hands with Nascar driver Josh Wise.

Discernibly, sporting underdogs have done an excellent job out of Dogecoin, taking it to the zenith of success. Following the news of the US stock car beneficiary, another important event changed the course of Dogecoin when the Dogecoin backers raised $25,000 to drive the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the winter Olympics.

Although the sporting underdogs have done a splendid job out of Dogecoin, it is not clear whether the same can be said about the investors. Dogecoin, which has attracted many investors in the recent time, is mined in the same manner as Bitcoins, using computer processing power. While there is no upper limit on the number of Bitcoins that can be created, such limits are not applicable in Dogecoin, as over 100 billion Dogecoins are in circulation.

The Future of Dogecoin

The parody coin, which was named after the Japanese dog Shiba Inu, has attracted many critics in the past. But it has broken off the leash; much to the critics’ dismay, it has reached a market cap of $1 billion. Although it was invisible for most of the time in the past years, over the last couple of months its price has moved up exponentially. In fact, according to the latest survey, the price has gone up by more than 400 percent, an all-time high which has created quite a bustle among the trading enthusiasts. Based on the analysis pitched by coinmarketcap.com, this year’s crypto momentum is likely to favor the altcoins like DOGE. If the analysts are to be believed, the price will skyrocket further in the coming months. So, if you are a big fan of altcoins, and looking to invest in DOGE, this is probably the best time to buy your assets. After all, this is “The year of the Dog” in the Chinese calendar!

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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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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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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…

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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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