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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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Importance of Bitcoin ETFs and Bakkt for the Crypto Space

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It is no secret that 2018 was a very bad year for cryptocurrencies, at least when it comes to prices and market cap. However, in its brighter moments, this year managed to set the stage for some very important events that are expected to make 2019 very successful and profitable. Two things have attracted the most attention, both of which were expected to occur in 2018, only to be moved for early 2019. Those two are Bitcoin ETF decision by the US SEC, and the launch of Bakkt.

What are Bakkt and Bitcoin ETFs and why are they important?

Let’s start with Bakkt first. Bakkt Exchange is a business that is set to launch at the very beginning of 2019. It is a cryptocurrency platform that is set to offer a large number of services, including things such as warehousing and trading. However, there is another thing that makes Bakkt special, and that is the fact that the exchange itself is a product of the same company that has created the New York Stock Exchange.

In addition, Bakkt will be supported by some very influential names, such as Microsoft, BCG, and even Starbucks, to name a few. Furthermore, Bakkt will support crypto-to-fiat conversions. Starbucks will actually be one of the companies that have volunteered to help test the system, as users will be able to convert crypto to USD that can then be used in Starbucks.

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4 Best-Performing Cryptocurrencies in the Current Bear Market

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Cryptocurrencies have been experiencing a strong return of the bearish trend for weeks now, and only now does it show signs of weakening. However, experts believe that the situation will not repair itself so easily and that prices will remain low for a certain period.

However, when bear market strikes, the sentiment gets most bearish when the trend reaches the bottom. Everyone starts selling, and while short sellers can make a profit in this situation, analysts usually warn that the sale will only knock the prices down even further. Since most of the crypto-related news is already negative at this point, such predictions often make sense.

However, there is still one thing to keep in mind, which is the fact that when downtrend enters a capitulation, that often signals that a new bottom has been found. That is the perfect time to actually go against the bearish trend, and start buying. It is also a good opportunity to abandon the coins that seem too risky, and do not seem to have that bright of a future ahead of them.

Bitcoin has dropped by 87% from its all-time high, which it hit back in January. However, the rest of the market dropped with it, and it never lost its dominance, which still remains above 50% of the total market cap. In other words, while its price may have sunk to lows that were not seen for a while now, it…

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Will The Stock Market’s Bearish Outlook Affect The Cryptocurrency Market?

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About 3 months ago I was reviewing what was happening in other markets as the cryptocurrency market kept falling. So I opened up TradingView and what I saw was something so incredible I had to look a second time, I thought I had opened up the BTC/USD chart but it had not yet fallen. I was a bit confused, but I realized my TradingView opened to the DOW, at the time it was looking extremely euphoric and then upon a little more research I saw it was in the longest bull since its conception.  I instantly wanted to see does this just apply to the Dow Jones or does it also apply to the likes of the Russel, S&P500, Nasdaq, Vanguard and then I even looked at the housing market. What I saw I am honestly going to say baffled me, what was there before me was a perfect opportunity, I knew that soon the stock market would fall and started letting people know about hedging.

Last year for many was a huge learning experience and even if many lost money, they learned about financial markets for the first time and may have bought their first ever investments. This was a huge plus for many people who were labeled noobs or noob investors. Why you may ask? Well, the simple answer is that noobs tried investing for the…

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