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Is Stellar Set To Surpass Ripple?

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Battle of Centralized vs Decentralized

Stellar lumens is making its way upthe ranks on Coinmarketcal.com and its looking like it may be setting up to challenge Ripple and possibly Ethereum in the future. Since the almost psychadelic highs of 2017, we have all experienxed lows to varying degrees but it seems some currencies have been able to take less damage than others as a steady stream of news has helped kep them afloat. One of these is Stellar Lumens, which has been able to prove itself as one of the best performing and fastest growing Blockchain platforms. Its promising rise comes at a time when Cryptocurrencies are having to prove themselves or fail.

In this era of use cases two giants have begun to emerege, Ripple & Stellar have proven that their platforms have the power to serve the global financial sector. Their approaches have simularities but they actually have greater differences that will likely ensure a successful future. Ripples centralized platform offers organizations the ability to build on it, and it is geared towards the banking industry not individual users. Stellars platform like ripple addresses the problem of cross broder remittances but runs on a more decentralized blockchain.

Is Stellar useful?

I wont explain how useful ripple has been to the international banking industry, which has practically thrown its arms open and embraced Ripple. Instead I would like to focus on the usefulness of the stellar platform, which is starting to flourish as institutional investors begin to work with and trust the platform.

Now first off i want to say that stellar and Ripple do not allow users to run their own nodes. the only difference in that aspect is that Ripple is owned by a coropration and Stellar is not. With that being said after looking over the two companies websites you see that Stellar is obviously built so anyone with the skills can develop with their platform. So in the department of developer friendliness Stellar takes the cake.

As far as it main purpose of remittances Stellar has been playing catchup wit Ripple’s exponential growth and influence with the global banking sector. Recently stellar has had a huge announcement though, IBM is working to create a stablecoin on the stellat platform. The creation of a stablecoin that is more accountable than tether will be a huge assist for the Cryptocurrency economy. With a stable coin traders could seriously hold and transfer FIAT value across borders with relative ease, and since its goingto be USD backed it will be very easy to cash out!

Still A Ways To Go

Stellar Lumens is currently resting at $0.21 which is about 50% below ripples current price and it is likely to slide more as the cryptocurrency market bleeds for 2018. If institutional investors do begin taking stakes in the crypto industry you can be sure that Stellar will be one of the platforms they intend to use. Learning how to use it now may be helpful for you in the future when you mobile banking is powered by Stellar lumens. It will no doubt be a bumpy road but stellar has a solid plan and looks to be gearing up for a bright future. Check out their website to learn more about the platform and its uses.

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Can cryptocurrency survive a gobal financial crisis?

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Is cryptocurrency a hedge against economic downturns?

The answer to this question is quite controversial, some would say yes because this is what crypto was made for; while others would chime that crypto is unproven in a downturn and will need to survive its first one before we can feel at ease about its survivability. Much of your perception on whether bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general will survive aneconomic crisis, is based on where you stand about cryptocurrency in general. Today we will talk about the possible survivability of cryptocurency in a crisis.

Is Venezuela a test case

Right now in Aouth America there are several financial crises transpiring that may create possible examples of how crypto will fare in a financial storm. In venezuela reports are coing out that many people are choosing to use cryptocurrency to pay for life expenses. The national government under President Maduro have begun to implement their own state backed cryptocurrency called the petro. The Petro is an asset pegged to the price of a barrel of oil and the Venezuelan government hopes it will help them escape dollar tyrany. Hyperinflation has taken its toll on Venezuelans but many of them were informed enough to seek financial refuge with cryptocurrencies. This is a great example of how when value leaves fiat the holders will seek to run to other assets to store value; that exodus now has cryptocurrency as an outlet for the fleeing fiat users.

We may see a big example soon enough

Much of the world is currently on the precipice of a financial downturn and if america keeps behaving the way it has been then we will likely see a major crises emerge in the next 5 years or so. some analysts see a move away from the dollar as a potential catalyst whilst others proclaim that the trade war and student debt will push us into the downturn of this decade. Unlike those times prior, now cryptocurrency has created and outlet for those funds that “dissappear” from markets as the major stakeholders cash out. The financial bigwigs are likely going to enter the cryptospace as they will soon see it as a way to maintain some value in the crises they create.

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Global markets are getting volatile as trade spats continue.

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Trade wars taking their toll

This trade spat between the united states and China is becoming increasingly burdensome upon the people of the world. Emerging markets are tanking and as of this week the american market is also strugling. In america the pullback can be attributed to the corporate shareholders who have been on a buying frenzy, taking a breather and starting to sell. this has kocked the DOW and NASDAQ off off all time highs and caused concern for the smaller investors. There is widespread reports of a possible recession caused by these market circumstances and it could be big. Some cryptocurrency supporters believe that this round of economic turmoil will translate into a run up in the prices of bitcoin and some altcoins.

Will bitcoin prevail in the next downturn

for most of this year stocks in the usa have been on a tear rising similar to how crypto did in 2017. Some are saying this rise will lead to a huge correction that will lead many investors to begin using cryptocurrencies. They site the instances of countries like Venezuela who almost immediately turned to bitcoin and crypto in the midst of its current crisis. I personally hope that this current downturn comes to an end and hopefully some of that money in the hemorrhaging stock market s will find its way into crypto.

Check out this video that kind of explains some of whats going on from the crypto lark over on Youtube!

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In a bloodbath be a market vampire

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Cryptocurrency is hemorrhaging and im a hungry vampire

Since the beginning of 2018 the cryptocurrency markent has experienced an epic sell off. Currently 90% of all cryptocurrencies are down atleast 80% from their highs a year ago. Some of you probably think this is the end of Bitcoin, but it is more likely the end of many Shitcoins with inactive platforms or illconcieved concepts. It is likely that over the next few months many coins will begin to get delisted a their values drop below $0.00, only the strong will survive this rapture.

You’ll live if you have an active platform

Platforms like Stellar, Binance, and Steemit are likely to endure through this apocolypse mainly due to their strong platforms and huge fanbases that, not only believe but also work hard to keep the blockchain running as a commnity. The coins that are still hinged upon promises and illusions will fall to oblivion. Take this time to evaluate you portfolia and rid yourself of shitcoins and prepare for the great buying opportunity that is about to present itself.

The long road ahead

The last bitcoin bear market lasted around 14 months and when it ended it still took nearly a year for crypto to really rally in 2017. This recession was an inevitable happenstance that many professional analysts predicted. In 2018 all the rumors were that Bitcoin would drop over 70% before rebounding and surpassing its all time highs. With all this news about institutional investments coming into cryptocurrency It is doubtful that the industry is dead. On the contrary I think it is the beginning of a new period in the crypto economy. Regulation is coming and when that happens the Institutional investors will begin pumping crypto as they build their corporate positions for the future.

### Watch the charts

Right now is not a very good buy situation but it would be a good idea to open positions after BTC droppes below $6000 because a strong rebound is likely. I say that because around $5900 is the mining profitability threshhold. We all know miners control the BTC market so it is a logical pivot and point of support for bullish traders. Try to average into the market and remember that your in it for the long haul.

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