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Will KIN’s Market Cap Return to $1 Billion in 2018?

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Have you heard of Kik Interactive Inc? A little research will tell you that the social networking platform boasts more than 15 million active users today. Kin, one of the popular altcoins on the crypto market, is a foster child of the Canadian firm.

Kin, the Foster Child of Kik Interactive Inc

Kik Interactive Inc, which has been receiving venture funds from eminent institutions like Tencent, introduced the Kin cryptocurrency to put an end to venture-related funding issues, reported the sources. Just like any other major cryptocurrency, Kin’s performance has been quite impressive.

As evident from the official website of KIN, the altcoin was developed to draw people from various sections to a shared economy, connecting them to the community. When the coin was first conceived, it was looked upon as an incentive for Kik account holders. In fact, KIN tokens have been deployed to provide rewards to the Kik users.

What sets it apart from its peers is the fact that the monetary value can be used to purchase real-life merchandises. Came into the market in September 2017, the altcoin is nourished by a robust community and the company’s stable valuation. With a user base constituting over 15 million users, Kin can overtake the Ethereum network if only 10 percent of Kik account holders use the coin.

Should You Watch Out for Kin (KIN)?

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Among the new cryptocurrencies introduced in 2017, Kin has earned special recognition in the crypto community. At the time of introduction, the price of Kin was $0.0001 and its market cap was around $70 million. Unlike other currencies like Litecoin and Bitcoin which have set records in 2017, the performance of Kin was rather flat for the most part of the year, but it is hardly surprising as it is fairly new to the cryptomarket. Things started to change, however, when on December 19, 2017, the price of kin touched an all-time high of $1 billion.

When it comes to the performance of Kin in 2018, it is doing a great job. KIN coin, which was traded at 6.8 percent against the dollar till March 8, has traded at 21 percent over the last week. The KIN tokens are not only available for $0.0002 or 0.00000002 BTC all the important exchanges, which include Bancor Network, CoinFalcon, Mercatox, and COSS. With a market cap of $140,866,268USD at the time of writing, it is likely to continue doing a good job.

Will Kin Cross $1 Billion in 2018?

Although Kin is not listed on major exchanges, it has the support of a stable customer-base constituting 15 million Kik users. In addition, the total supply of KIN tokens can throw others out of the competition. As of 16.03.2018, the total supply of kin stands at 10,000,000,000,000 KIN. Unlike other major coins like Bitcoin, which allow users to buy a fraction of a whole coin or token, kin allows users to buy multiple coins at a lower rate. Although it is very new to the crypto market and its price is extremely volatile, it can be highly profitable if traded strategically. As most crypto critics fear, just because it has a stable customer base it does not mean it will work well with the investors. But you can never tell, for the year has just begun and a lot can happen in the coming months. On the onset of the catastrophic drop in the value of Bitcoin, it is not difficult to imagine that 2018 will be a big year for altcoins like Kin, the market cap returning to its all-time high of $1 billion.

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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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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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