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Why NEM (XEM) Is Already Better than Ethereum (ETH)

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When comparing digital coins, a lot of people judge them by their current success, price, or rank according to various lists. However, one of the important things that everyone seems to forget at times like this is that they need to keep in mind the coin’s actual potential for the future, instead of its accomplishments so far. This is what we need to concentrate on when comparing Ethereum (ETH) and NEM (XEM).

NEM is a coin that has suffered a large impact, like every other crypto, in the last six months. After the market has turned bearish, NEM dropped to the rank of 10, and since then, it fell down even more on the ranking list. Currently, it is ranked as a 15th coin on the CoinMarketCap’s list. However, this doesn’t mean that the coin’s potential has dropped as well.

In fact, some experts believe that NEM already has the potential to exceed even the second largest digital currency, Ethereum (ETH).

It goes beyond the comparison of market stats

Comparing NEM’s price ($0.188905) to Ethereum’s ($466.53) certainly would not suggest that NEM has a chance to ever coming close to the second largest crypto. The same goes when we compare their market caps, with NEM’s being less than $2 billion, while Ethereum exceeds $46 billion.

In order to truly establish just how big NEM’s potential really is, we will have to dig deeper and to take a look behind the scenes.

Let’s start with technology. Ethereum’s tech is already well-known, used by many well-established firms, as well as startups. With that in mind, the firm behind NEM developed its own technology, which is in many ways similar to that of Ethereum. At the first glance, this makes them perfectly comparable- However, after a second look, this might not actually be the case.

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The first difference between them is the issue of centralization. Ethereum is completely decentralized, following the standard that a true crypto needs to recognize in order to really be considered a cryptocurrency. NEM’s tech, however, is partially centralized. However, this also means that it is easier to quickly and easily integrate with the current technology of other businesses that are looking to adopt a crypto.

We will not go into too much detail for the purposes of this comparison, considering that this information can be easily obtained via a quick Google search. However, we will point out that the result of this difference is that NEM comes almost as just another plugin or a valuable new addition to the way these businesses operate. Ethereum, on the other hand, requires nothing less than a complete overhaul of the various enterprises’ technology. This is one of the biggest reasons why NEM comes as a much better solution for the issue.

Next, we come to the nature of the two coins’ blockchains. NEM’s blockchain technology offers both a public, as well as a private blockchain. NEM manages to achieve this via the platform called Mijin. This is important, considering how a lot of companies prefer their privacy and seek to protect the company secrets.

Ethereum’s platform, however, offers complete transparency, in the spirit of true decentralization. This makes it basically impossible to hide anything regarding the data or assets that the company has in store. Despite the nobility of such an approach, in the real-world situation, this is clearly another point for NEM.

If we add to that the fact that NEM supports basically any programming language out there, while Ethereum only uses its own called Solidity, NEM is once again a clear winner. This is due to the fact that the companies looking to adopt blockchain technology want convenience. Choosing Ethereum would mean that they have to hire developers that are already familiar with Solidity, or worse, to educate their current workers on how to use it.

What does this mean?

Nobody is trying to deny the importance of Ethereum to the crypto world or to reduce the accomplishments that this blockchain and crypto have managed to achieve so far. However, the fact remains that NEM seems to be much more convenient and integration-friendly than what ETH could ever be. The only real way that Ethereum can beat NEM when it comes to this is that the company in question originally starts as ETH-friendly when it comes to their current tech.

Those wishing to migrate to Ethereum’s blockchain will have to endure a long and complicated process, while NEM can literally be introduced overnight, and used with ease. It can even be used as a test-blockchain for those wishing to see how does operating via blockchain reflect on their business practices.

Naturally, NEM can be used as just a stepping stone, a blockchain for a test run. However, after experiencing it, and realizing its convenience and benefits, it is not impossible that the companies might simply decide to remain on NEM’s blockchain indefinitely.

Because of this, NEM’s potential is huge, and even though the market stats currently are not showing it, it can definitely rival, or even beat Ethereum when it comes to practical use.

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DGB Price Prediction For 2018 and Beyond

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With the crypto market being constantly bearish throughout this year, a lot of investors are having second thoughts about buying additional coins. While some large cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum can be considered safe investments, smaller coins like Digibyte (DGB) often receive a lot of doubt. This is why the DGB price prediction is necessary so that the investors can know what to expect.

DGB Price Prediction

DGB has had its ups and downs throughout this year, and at some point, it even went up by 70%. However, the constant bear market affected it just as much as numerous other cryptos. This has brought its value down to its current $0.025378 per coin. Some optimistic predictions from earlier dates saw the coin reaching as high a price as $9.20 by the year’s end. However, as we approach the date, it seems less and less likely that this DGB price prediction will come true.

The coin is generally seen as a profitable investment. As it is always the case with cryptocurrencies, they should be bought when their prices are down, so that a profit could be made when they spike up once more. Digibyte is no different, but it should be noted that investing in this coin means having patience. DGB is not among the coins that will make you rich overnight, and instead, it should be seen as a long-term investment.

Even though 2018 has been as…

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Why ZCash (ZEC) Is Heading to $10k

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Back in mid-May, the Winklevoss Twins made the headlines for embracing ZCash (ZEC) as one of its major digital assets on their groundbreaking Gemini exchange. When the announcement was made, ZEC rallied in the market by showing a 45% increment in value. The coin made it to $357 in a matter of hours.

Further assessing the currently available digital assets on the Gemini platform, we find that the exchange currently has USD pairings for only Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum and ZEC. There is also additional pairings of ETH/BTC, ZEC/BTC and ZEC/ETH with plans to onboard Litecoin in the coming days.

Another thing to note is that the exchange also provides custodial services for institutional investors thus giving ZEC the much-needed exposure to the firms on Wall Street. Custodial services provide a guarantee that all digital assets on the platform are stored by a licensed entity thus extinguishing any cybersecurity concerns. For an entity to be licensed in New York for custodial services, the proper due diligence and research have been done.

Another thing that makes the Gemini exchange attractive and appealing to institutional investors, is that all USD deposits are insured by the FDIC. The latter entity is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that provides insurance for USD deposits in American banks. This means that once again, the funds of individual and institutional investors are safe and insured, further making…

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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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