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Why IBM (NYSE:IBM) is Getting Serious about Stellar (XLM)

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Founded in the early years of 2014 by Joyce Kim and Jed McCaleb, Stellar is considered as an open source protocol for exchanging money. Although, it is the offshoot of Ripple, yet there are few philosophical differences. While Ripple focuses on providing solutions to banks, Stellar on the other hand aims to simplify the payment system for people.

Stellar (XLM) has become one of the most well-known topics in the realm of cryptocurrency because of its connection with one of the tech giants IBM. According to the latest updates IBM is providing 9 key validators for Stellar’s network. IBM also mentioned Stellar (XLM) as one of the most explored spaces in the blockchain.

Right now, there is a craze for tokenized assets are a result of the surge in interest for Stellar. However, in spite of the current bearish trend in the market people are still showing a keen interest in investing in digitalized assets.

What Causes The Rise of Stellar(XLM) to $1.09

According to the current updates IBM has been planning to meet with the executives from large corporations, commodity trading platforms and global central banks for finding ways of saving money by using cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology.  Stellar’s partnership with IBM, has already announced in last October. The partnership further, strengthens the use of Stellar, as the cross-border payments by making the digital connection of the fiat currencies on both ends of the transaction. Stellar now replaces Swift, by building a strong bridge.

Several, central banks consider issuing their own digital cryptocurrency and many of these banks use IBM products and services in their backend. Thus it is, natural to assume that the new crypto by these central banks will use the Stellar blockchain. This blockchain is capable of issuing their own tokens and smart contracts that are less malleable than the Ethereum smart contracts but it also has some certain qualities that the Central Banks would like to add in their control of transactions.

Stellar smart contracts are revealed as compositions of the transaction that are generally implemented and linked using several constrictions that are executed by the coder. These constraints comprise of multisignature, sequence, batching/atomicity, sequence and time bounds. These constraints will be absolutely perfect for the cryptocurrencies issued by the central bank.

According to the price analysis by the cryptocurrency market expert, although the market is still bearish yet, Stellar is trying to bounce off the downward trend line. Thus, the implementation of the stellar platform keeps on growing with IBM and its association with 20 global Central Banks. IBM is, in fact, running 9 Stellar nodes in order to confirm the transaction location around the world.

Blockchain Banking

The blockchain banking process generally depends on Bitcoin-like digital currency, known as Lumens only to facilitate the cross-border payments. In recent scenario, the banks opted for such payment options by maintaining foreign accounts in a local currency that is generally known as Nostro accounts. By using this blockchain arrangements banks will keep up the transactions using Lumens and then they try to convert the lumens into the local fiat currency by depending on the local market. These Lumens, created by the non-profit foundation Stellar, is a well-known name in the realm of the cryptocurrency world.

Both Stellar and IBM have become the part of the project named Hyperledger Fabric that is built on the open source blockchain tools that intend to support the infrastructure of the payment system.

As the future predictions made by the cryptocurrency market expert banks will use the Stellar’s digital currency on a temporary basis. There is a higher chance that the banks will start issuing digital currency on their own. These digital currencies will become an essential part of blockchain based money transfers.

Is it the right time to invest in Stellar?

As the time passes by, the Stellar platform is developing gradually and it is getting better day by day. There is a huge possibility that Stellar, after its association with IBM, is adopted by most of the central banks all over the world. The value of Stellar is growing at a significant rate. Thus, this crypto coin is giving a serious challenge to Ripple. Moreover, the volume can also get increased as its adoption by the financial sectors and ICO projects. Thus, it is the golden time to make an investment in Stellar, as later there is a huge possibility that the price can go up.

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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.  

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
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  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

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