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Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH) or Ripple (XRP): Which Cryptocurrency Will Benefit from the Policies of Donald Trump?

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Fiat currencies are in turmoil across the globe, and as trade wars and the crushing blow of sanctions are hoisted on various nations by western powers, the alternative currency market may be attracting a number of world leaders looking to bypass the US dollar. For countries like Iran and North Korea, desperate to get their goods back on the market, it seems cryptocurrencies may become a viable way around the hegemony of the US dollar. And as the nations most affected by a growing series of brutal sanctions and draconian trade tariffs are forced into seeking alternatives, the enforcers of global policy would be missing a golden opportunity if they weren’t themselves already invested in the very currencies available to these ‘enemies’ of the free world.

Donald Trump himself has made a number of remarks regarding Bitcoin (BTC) and the coin market since taking office. While being careful not to take a hard stance for or against the trading of alternative currencies, it is clear that he is watching the markets with some interest. And as his global trade wars escalate, forcing the hand of partners and foes alike, it would stand to reason that Bitcoin will most likely be the coin of choice for rogue nations like Iran and North Korea.

Bitcoin (BTC) is still the undisputed king of the alternative currency market, although Ripple CEO believes it will come to an end. And with the power of name recognition alone, the less savvy players of the developing world may look immediately into the benefits of secure person-to-person transactions available through the world’s best-known cryptocurrency. The delayed transactions and hefty fees the original blockchain is known for can be easily over-looked as nations damaged by sanctions seek to push their products back onto the market.

And if smart contracts are necessary to facilitate the more intricate trading needs of nation-states, Ethereum (ETH) could provide the framework necessary for exchange to occur. While lesser known currencies are quickly developing the means to do Ethereum’s job with less friction, the number two token available to consumers is by far the more recognized currency for legal transactions tracked on the blockchain.

But Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum aren’t the only game in town these days. Ripple (XRP), currently fighting the Securities and Exchange Commission over a series of potential violations, has proven itself quite effective at cross-border transactions where the parties involved may not be holding the US dollar as a preferred medium of exchange. With over one hundred institutions experimenting with the token, it could easily fit the bill for countries looking to trade their goods without the worlds policemen watching too closely.

As the world reels from the sanctions placed on their countries by Trump and the US State Department, the nations most affected may look to the cryptocurrency market as a viable way to navigate around the barriers of US dollar hegemony. Whether with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) or Ripple (XRP), the benefits of the alternative currency market will allow many nations to create unconventional trade deals, benefitting savvy investors, already hodling the chosen currencies in question.

With these facts in mind, it isn’t hard to imagine Donald Trump (and other members of US leadership) pushing nations further into cryptocurrency markets and driving prices to new highs.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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