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Why Ethereum-Based Tokens Get Listed on Coinbase Faster?

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Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has been known for being quite picky when it comes to tokens it lists on its platform. As per user requests, this exchange decided to expand its list of tokens and has announced that it will review multiple coins on several occasions throughout 2018.

Recently, Coinbase finally started expanding the list with a new addition — 0x (ZRX). However, multiple other coins still have a chance of being chosen for getting Coinbase’s support. These include Basic Attention Token (BAT), Cardano (ADA), ZCash (ZEC), as well as Stellar Lumens (XLM).

One consequence of a coin getting listed on Coinbase includes something called the Coinbase Effect. This is a term used for coins that usually experience a significant price surge following the announcement that Coinbase will support them. It happened when BCH and ETC joined the exchange, as well as after 0x was chosen.

Ethereum-based coins have the coding advantage?

A lot of investors are still wondering what was it that allowed ZRX to gain support from Coinbase before others. Coinbase even got accused of favoritism due to its choice.

The simple reason is the fact that three out of five 0x project’s advisers have a link to the exchange. While some may consider this a matter worthy of investigation, cryptocurrency industry remains highly unregulated. In short, Coinbase did not break any rules by picking ZRX due to this reason.

While this reason is probably the most influential factor that influenced Coinbase’s decision, there are other, technical reasons why the exchange decided to go for ZRX. For example, ZRX is, as mentioned, an Ethereum-based coin. That makes it easier to integrate onto the platform that already supports not only Ethereum but Ethereum Classic as well.

With this being the case, many have speculated that BAT might be the next coin to gain support since it is also Ethereum-based. This is, of course, still only a speculation, and it will likely just happen if Coinbase keeps choosing coins based on technical point of view.

Considering that BAT experienced a price surge soon after ZRX was selected to join Coinbase, it might seem that a lot of investors managed to connect these same dots and get to the same conclusion.

Can ZCash be the next one?

Many speculate that ZCash might be the next one in line. Even though it is a privacy coin — a type of cryptocurrency that focuses on privacy and security, which is why it is often being frowned upon — ZCash has made a big breakthrough recently.

The coin has just surged by 7.5% in the last 24 hours, and in the process, it overtook the 20th spot on the list of largest cryptos, effectively replacing Dogecoin. Many believe that ZCash experienced this spike due to its future Sapling network upgrade. This is an upgrade that will bring numerous improvements to ZEC’s shielded transactions.

As a result, many expect ZCash to become more dominant among privacy coins, as well as to boost its adoption. With Sapling upgrade, transactions are to become faster but still protected. It will also bring features such as improved keys, and decoupled spend authority.

As mentioned, a recent price surge has brought ZEC to the 19th rank, which is where it currently resides. Unfortunately, the coin is currently trading in the red, with losses of almost 2%. Its current price is at $123 per coin at the time of writing.

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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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