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Ripple XRP is a good investment under $0.75, here’s why

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Ripple (XRP) achieved better appreciation rates than Bitcoin (BTC) last year. That’s brought regular coverage from CNBC and Forbes and other popular media.

Ripple’s ambitious (and successful) partnerships gave investors the confidence that it would go above $3. It hasn’t occurred yet, but it’s still mid of the year, and it is possible it will happen before the year ends (half of the year is enough to reach there; you can expect huge overnight losses or gains in crypto – right?).

Investors and professional traders have remained cautious about Ripple, and they’ve not jumped in. But at this point it time, it seems that Ripple’s XRP price is exactly where they wanted it to be. There’s no doubt that XRP is a good buy as things stand right now but is it that good when you take everything into account?

It’s in trouble with SEC because its status as a security remains controversial. Ripple labs believe that the lawsuit and the controversy are just tactics to keep people away from the coin and make the project look bad. 

Ripple has shown openness to regulatory initiatives, and Brad Garlinghouse (Ripple’s CEO) has tweeted more than once calling for regulation for crypto coins.

Ripple’s current situation could seem problematic. But if the SEC confirms that Ripple is not a security after all then all bets are off. It will give it the credibility it needs to soar and be accepted, and traded in every major crypto exchange in the world, including Coinbase and Gemini. 

So that could be why Coinbase has not listed it so far. But if Ripple is declared a security that would be bad news not just for XRP but for every single crypto coin available in the world today. It would undermine investors’ confidence and ruin the market. It would put the whole blockchain tech into question.

As the SEC is aware of that, they’re unlikely to pursue such a hardline approach. Also, crypto enthusiasts and lobbyist with influence upon the government will take a stand, and so will the big banks and financial institutions that have already adopted any kind of cryptocurrency to make their business easier recently. But the SEC will also need to see some kind of confidence sign from the investor community.

Big banks and financial institutions have been exerting a huge influence on the world’s governments for decades. This time it’s more democratic, it’s bigger than them, and they are afraid to let it run past them, to leave them behind.

All the fearmongering works for those institutions because it keeps the prices down so they can join in at their convenience. But once the banks get their hands on Ripple’s XRP derivatives, options, and futures you’ll see the market soar, with their (and the government’s blessing). Mark my words: in three to five years, if you buy any crypto coins, you’ll be buying them from banks.

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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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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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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
  • Exchange manipulation
  • 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.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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