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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.

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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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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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Litecoin Cash (LCC): The potential mover?

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Litecoin underwent a hard fork in the past, and that is what led to the creation of Litecoin Cash. Bitcoin has also experienced a hard fork, which has led to the creation of Bitcoin Cash, so this trend is not necessarily brand new.

Forks have occurred pretty often now in the cryptocurrency community, and the perception is that it probably will continue to, as long as the need (forks are often created to overcome issues faced by the originals) remains there.

While the market has been bearish for most of the year, it has been showing some definite signs of life, especially when we look at the kind of price action that has been happening with Ripple recently. Litecoin is also rising in anticipating of its hard fork, which is to be expected.

For those who are unaware, Litecoin Cash was created earlier this year. 10 Litecoin Cash was given to every investor who had 1 Litecoin – and that one move, it’s easy to see, was very massive concerning value.

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, has come out against LiteCoin Cash, calling it a scam. Many cryptocurrency influencers have come out against Litecoin cash, although there are still others that believe that this is only because the project threatens them.

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The Stage is Set for Stellar XLM vs XRP

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The digital asset of XRP, did something spectacular on the 18th of September when it shocked the crypto-markets by rising in value by 21%. In a time period that was less than 5 hours, XRP spiked from levels of $0.273 to those of $0.332 and has continued rising. The digital asset is currently valued at $0.36.

xRapid Factor

The reason for the sharp increment in value of XRP was news that the Ripple company was going to launch xRapid in the next month or so. This was after the firm’s head of Regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Sagar Sarabhai, made the following comments during a CNBC interview on the 17th of September:

“I am very confident that in the next one month or so you will see some good news coming in where we launch the product live in production.”

Stellar’s Cross-Border Payments

The news of Ripple launching xRapid has come 2 weeks after the Stellar project and IBM, announced that they were entering the industry of cross-border payments through their new service known as IBM Blockchain World-Wire. The new payment settlement service has been quoted as being ‘near instant’ meaning that it will probably rival the transactions time seen in the xRapid pilot tests of 2 – 3 minutes earlier on in the year.

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