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Who among Cardano, Stellar’s XLM, and Zcash will make it to Coinbase?

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Everybody wonders what new cryptocurrencies will be chosen by Coinbase to be listed next. Could it be Cardano’s Ada, Stellar Lumens’ XLM and Zcash’s ZEC? BAT is already listed now.

The Basic Attention Token is about to go live at Coinbase, deposits in that currency are being accepted since last November 3rd. It is not an autonomous token, it runs on Ethereum’s technology, but that’s fine by the exchange. The company’s announcement said,

“Once sufficient liquidity is established, trading on the BAT/USDC order book will start. […] BAT trading will be accessible for users in most jurisdictions, but will not initially be available for residents of the state of New York.”

You may be wondering how is it that BAT fits into this story. Well, last July 13th, Coinbase announced it was exploring the option to add the BAT to its platform as well as Cardano, Stellar Lumens, Zcash and 0x.

So Bat is live now. What about the other ones? We (and many other crypto observers) expect some other cryptocurrencies to be supported by Coinbase in the near future.

It’s no surprise that the BAT market reacted favorably following Coinbase’s announcement. BAT grew by about 10% after November 3rd and gained something like $55 million in market capitalization just because of that tweet.

Getting listed at Coinbase is nothing less than any blockchain project’s wet dream. It’s a huge achievement because it adds a lot of value and trade volume to any digital asset that can manage it.

Coinbase already supports 0x and BAT. So what will happen to Cardano, Stellar, and Zcash? Let’s see.

Stellar Lumens (XLM)

The Stellar Lumens project has had some really good news recently.

Only last September they created the world’s first zero-fee StellarX exchange. This exchange supports several fiat currencies, it charges no fees, it offers total end-to-end transparency, and IBM supports it, at least implicitly.

Then, there’s Starlight. It’s Stellar’s instant payment system. Stellar’s competitive advantage is that it locks transactions funds right away in a secure channel in which only final balances are made public.

Starlight could seem similar to Bitcoin’s Lighting Network, but Stellar’s team says their system is more advanced s it provides support to secure payment channels.

As we write this Stellar’s XLM is trading in the green at $0.258, ranked sixth with a market capitalization worth $4,903,853,892.

Cardano’s ADA

ADA is already the eighth most significant digital asset by market capitalization. It’s not been doing that well lately and Charles Hoskinson, the project’s co-founder, was not afraid to manifest his displeasure to the community in the form of an open letter.

The letter explained how, in Mr. Hoskinson’s view, Cardano community is in needs of proper direction and that is hampering the ecosystem as a whole. The lack of a strategic and long-vision (and transparency) regarding financial statements are dragging the Cardano project backward. Charles also believes that the company needs better internal governance too.

There is tension within Cardano, for sure. But even so, the coin is holding its position among the world’s top ten for quite some time now. Also, the community is still growing, it believes and it’s driving the token up.

It remains at 8th place the by market cap, trading in the red at $0.075 as we write this article.

ZCash (ZEC)

ZCash recently deployed “Sapling,” an upgrade that brought many new features to the project. It increased efficiency, privacy and security for users. It happened as ZCash turned two years old. In the development team’s words: “Sapling introduces new shielded addresses with significantly improved performance: a time reduction of 90% for constructing transactions, and a memory reduction of over 97%.”

ZEC is trading in green numbers by a fraction at $134.01, but despite its high price, it’s at 19th number in the world by market capitalization.

We can’t know for sure which new cryptocurrencies will be supported by Coinbase, but these are three extremely promising prospects. Keep an eye on them and on Coinbase’s announcements which, of course, we will report for you in due time.

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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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Top 4 Cryptocurrencies to Bet on in 2019

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The crypto winter ended and Bitcoin is breaking through the $5000 resistance barrier and leading a general charge in bullishness among cryptocurrencies has seen more positivity in the market than ever before. However, before any talk of a crypto spring should start, we need to look at what happened during the winter.

Many different platforms were either fully released or improved upon significantly. There has been a surge of innovation and the crystallization of ideas. The market isn’t just about crypto trading or bitcoin trading; it has become more about what businesses will leverage blockchain in the best way. Investors need to look at what a coin offers beyond just being a cryptocurrency. What partners does it have, what is the long term plan and is it liquid enough?

Investing in altcoins has never been a better option than right now. The volatility index shows that the market is growing without having to rely on Bitcoin. While Bitcoin still determines and up or down trend, the altcoins do not follow this trend exactly. More and more tokens and coins are surviving and thriving on their own merits rather than riding in Bitcoin’s wake.

The four coins to follow are our pick for the top 4 cryptocurrencies most likely to give you substantial returns by the end of 2019.

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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Luxcore

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With the recent surge of Bitcoin in the last few weeks, many traders are hoping for a more profitable year than 2018.  Even if that comes to fruition, my advice over the past year remains the same.  Traders must look for companies and projects that offer blockchain solutions with real-world use and complete transparency.  One company that meets both of those requirements is Luxcore (LUX).

What is Luxcore?

Luxcore is a blockchain solutions and services ecosystem that focuses on developing security and privacy products.  The Luxcore platform utilizes the PHI2 algorithm powered blockchain to build a wide variety of product offerings.  One of the platform’s primary goals is to help close the gap between regular consumers and enterprise users by introducing specific use-cases for each group of users.

Exciting Roadmap for 2019

As mentioned earlier, one of the absolute requirements of building a successful blockchain project is to be fully and completely transparent.  Luxcore certainly meets that requirement with the introduction of their most recent roadmap.

The roadmap does a great job of showing which projects are in development, how far along each project is, and the expected completion date of each project.  With this, LUX traders and potentially interested consumers can follow along and monitor the status of projects that they are especially interested in.

Since many crypto projects have inevitably disappointed the market, offering…

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Can XRP Break Out of the Falling Wedge?

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XRP is the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, which currently sits at around $13.5 billion. The coin also has a price of $0.325316 at the time of writing, after seeing a significant price correction of 4% in the last 24 hours.

Just like many other cryptocurrencies, XRP has seen massive losses during the 2018 bear market. However, this falling wedge seems to have seen a real breakout in 2019, as the crypto winter started to let go, and a lot of coins saw significant price recoveries.

XRP’s falling wedge was much more difficult to stop, which can be seen on its long-term chart. But, the recent bull runs allowed numerous cryptocurrencies to finally see growth, and XRP is definitely one of them. The charts also show that the coin’s falling wedge has seen a breakout, which is an excellent thing for the future of XRP’s price.

However, for the coin’s price to truly turn and stay bullish, XRP needs to see larger volumes. The experts believe that this is the key for a new rally, one which would allow XRP to reach true recovery.

XRP price performance and predictions

As mentioned, XRP had struggled to start growing even when most other cryptocurrencies were drawn in a number of bull runs. While the coin has been acting the same as others until mid-February, it is clear that the…

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