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Will EOS (EOS) Edge Out Bitcoin Cash (BCH) After Its MainNet Launch?

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As Tron (TRX) steals the spotlight with its own MainNet launch on the 31st of May, EOS (EOS) is also preparing for its own launch MainNet on the 2nd of June and at 22:59:59 UTC time. The current countdown available online shows that we are less than a week from the launch.

Back in Mid April, EOS managed to edge out Litecoin (LTC) from the number 5 spot according to coinmarketcap.com. This happened around the 11th of April, EOS jumped by 31% in value to trade at $8.76 and taking the number 5 spot from Litecoin. EOS has since held on to that position with a market capitalization lead over LTC that is now at $4.2 Billion.

The next contender for EOS on the list on coinmarketcap.com is Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The coin is holding on to the number 4 position with a market cap of $17.623 Billion at the moment of writing this. The gap between BCH and EOS is of a market cap worth $6.563 Billion. To catch up with BCH and edge the coin out of the number 4 spot, EOS will have to be valued at $20. EOS had reached this value and surpassed it on the 29th of April this year when it peaked at $21.46.

But many crypto-enthusiasts believe that EOS has its sights on a ‘bigger fish’ in the name of Ethereum. Many believe that EOS will be the Ethereum killer in terms of being the platform of choice for developers creating decentralized apps and even in terms of market capitalization. To note is that the Ethereum network has been hit by issues with regards to its security and scalability. The ETH network has been found to have over 34,000 vulnerable smart contracts with the most famous being the Parity incident that leftover $200 Million in ETH locked up indefinitely in a smart contract.

The Ethereum platform has also been recently clogged due to Crypto-kitties and other DApps such as Pepe the Farmer and Shrimp farming. The current backlog in transactions stands at over 27,000 in the Ethereum network and according to Etherscan.

This then gives EOS the chance to prove itself in terms of providing a secure and more scalable option to that of Ethereum. The current Technical Paper of EOS available states that EOS will be a new blockchain architecture designed to enable vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications. This will solve the transactions per second issue seen in Ethereum. In terms of security, EOS has introduced a time-based security option where certain actions must wait a certain time before being executed.

The rest of the capabilities of EOS can be read on the whitepaper. Another option will be to wait for the MainNet launch on the 2nd of June that is sure to bring some action in terms of boosting the value of EOS in the markets.

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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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