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Why Investors Shouldn’t Be Concerned Over Stellar Lumens (XLM) Liquidity

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Stellar Lumens (XLM), which ranks eighth with a market capitalization of $3,947,869,328 (as of April 9, 2018), is listed in only a few exchanges. Unlike the big currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, which have listed on more than 400 exchanges, Stellar is listed in only 79 exchanges. As evident from the market response of the lesser-known altcoins, Stellar, like any other altcoin, struggles with its liquidity. For many traders, the dearth of buyers/sellers of a currency is a major put-off as such currencies are difficult to trade on exchanges.

A Review of Stellar’s Liquidity

As per the definition, liquidity suggests the extent to which an asset can be rapidly bought/sold by investors without affecting the price of that asset. Consequently, the term “market liquidity” signifies the degree to which a market enables assets to be traded at a stable rate. An asset, which has little or no liquidity, is critical to trade on exchanges. This can be explained with an example: an illiquid asset like an antique artwork can be extravagant and costly, but in the absence of a steady market for such art, the owner will have to sell it at a discount if he/she wants to sell it quickly.

When compared to the major currencies in the market, such as BTC, ETH, and LTC, which are listed in more than 400 exchanges, Stellar (XLM) is listed in only 19% of the total exchanges. Quite naturally, such low liquidity is a huge concern for traders. This altcoin, which comes with several promising features, should improve its liquidity to be traded more frequently in the market. As for XLM traders, such low liquidity can be alarming. However, going by some of its features on offer, it is unjust to assess its profitability on the basis of its availability to the traders.

Why Stellar’s Low Liquidity is Not a Concern for Investors?

From its very inception, Stellar has established itself as a highly rewarding altcoin. However, a quick market analysis will reveal that it is not entirely free of limitations. For instance, a lack of alternative anchors can be regarded as a big turn-off, apart from the fact that a Stellar account can only be topped up in lumens. Besides these limitations, one of the major drawbacks of Stellar is its low liquidity. As evident from the market analysis, Stellar (XML) is listed in less than a hundred exchanges, while other contenders like Bitcoin Cash and EOS, with visibility in 262 and 116 exchanges respectively, have much greater availability.

While it’s quite natural to be alarmed as investors, the low liquidity is not a big concern for the traders, report the analysts. As a worthy competitor in the crypto-market, it boasts a number of worthwhile features, from lightning fast transactions, low transaction fees to outstanding popularity. At any rate, this promising altcoin, which is traded at $0.196834 at the time of writing, can surprise its investors in many ways.

Ways Stellar Can Enhance Its Liquidity

As discussed at length in the earlier segments, Stellar’s (XML) liquidity is a major concern at the moment. With Stellar introducing a range of exciting updates, Stellar can emerge as a formidable contender to the major currencies, provided it improves its availability to its users. Although Stellar is not listed in a large number of platforms, it is available in many prominent exchanges such as Binance, Bittrex, Upbit, and Kraken. As per the trade volumes, these are the largest exchanges in the market. So, spreading the awareness can go a long way in attracting buyers/sellers to this profitable asset. Also, the regulatory body of Stellar can deploy the currency in real life transactions. Given the fact that it is recognized for its low-cost financial services, Stellar can embrace the ripe market in the developing countries to enhance its user-engagement.

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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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