Top Five Cryptocurrencies as per Market Cap

Bitcoin, Litecoin, Zcash, Cardano, Ether, Dogecoin, Tether, Titcoin, Potcoin, Auroracoin, Primecoin, Swiftcoin just to name a few of exploding cryptocurrency market. As per investing currency list, there are 2260 cryptocurrencies listed on the market as of 14-Sept. As of 15, March 2018 there were 1658 cryptocurrencies, a whooping upward growth. While launching a crypto may not be much of significance, but getting a position in the market is indeed a tough job.

As of March, the cryptocurrency market capitalization was under $369 billion, that indicates that each of the cryptocurrency in March was worth of ~$222 million. However, that’s not the fact – the top 20 leading cryptos account for 89% of the total market — the other 1,638 cryptocurrencies are worth a combined $39.6 billion.

In fact, if you try listing cryptos with the largest market capitalization, here are the top five cryptos as of writing this article –

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As experts recommend while placing your bet choose the one with the market capitilization[total coins that will ever be produced times current value], the coins potential to survive in the market and the ease with which a coin can be traded for fiat currency like the US dollars.

While market cap, its potential to survive and ease to convert are some of the best bets, Traders owning cryptos other than Litecoin, Bitcoin, Ethereum; Bitcoin Cash also find it hard to trade them for actual fiat. Most of the coins could be traded at online cryptocurrency exchange, and individuals could also buy stuff online, but converting it into a fiat means –

  1. First converting it into a significant cryptocurrency [like BTC or ETH]
  2. Then get USD against it.

So even though a USD value is listed against each of the cryptocurrency, that does not signify you can liquidate it as per your wish.

Hard Forks a Threat to Cryptocurrency Stability??

After investigating 800 soft forks and hard forks from Bitcoin, Benjamin Trump, a fellow of Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education stats that Participants in cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin need to be better at preempting beneficial software changes. It will ensure the security and privacy of addresses and transactions and help retain the value of cryptocurrencies.

The analysis showed significant growth in some distinct blockchains curtailing from first Bitcoin software. Many of the Bitcoin forks and other altcoins could not survive beyond a few months, while others like Dogecoin, Litecoin or Vertcoin have persisted for years. Recent forks executed in year 2017-end and early 2018 have opened the gates to future forks. As per experts, hard forks in coming days would be more common with a prediction of up to 50 in 2018 alone.

Read more at ScienceDaily.

Nuo is a decentralised and transparent crypto banking platform. It acts as a blockchain powered financial control centre to store, spend, borrow and grow your crypto-currencies. Install the android app or try out our crypto backed loans platform.

Different Types of Crypto-backed Loans

Our last post spoke about the differences between the peer to peer lending and Crypto lending if you didn’t get a chance to check here is the link. Taking a step further today we would talk about different types of crypto-backed loans available in the market.

The crypto assets market is still in evolving phase, and earlier where the crypto world only witnessed holders and miners as the market participants, another group emerging in cryptosphere of – issuers, investors, lenders, borrowers demanding exotic flavors in lending services. The flavors available now are in a basic form that allows holders of crypto assets to generate income from interest earned.

Types of Crypto-backed loans

Crypto-to-Crypto Lending

The arrangement works for people who have spare crypto and are not using at any time. Just lend your Bitcoin or Ether, or Altcoins agree to the smart contract and earn an interest rate for a given period of time. It helps users or businesses to earn extra cryptos just by lending it.

Firm offering Crypto to Crypto Lending – Coincheck, Lending Block, Nuo Bank

Crypto-to-Cash Lending

The model works with businesses/users who are holders of cryptocurrency and in need of Cash. So the cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ether or Altcoin work as collateral and the user gets the cash in hand. The cash amount is usually credited to the bank account linked, the borrower needs to make monthly payments and once the amount is fully paid the collateral is reimbursed.

Certain kind of conditions are applicable in case of Crypto to cash lending like in case if the collateral price is dropped by a specific percentage say 25-30, the lending service platform can request for more capital.

Firm offering Crypto to Cash Lending – Unchained Capital, SALT Lending

Margin Funding

It is a unique service offered currently by Bitfinex, which allows individuals/users to fund in multiple currencies to Bitfinex traders. The interest rate, duration could all be decided by the individual who is funding it.

In such case, a user could earn a passive income by lending USD/cryptocurrency depending upon the trade volume and price at a given time.

Firm offering Margin Lending – Bitfinex, Nuo Bank [Launching Soon]



Bitcoin, Asd,

TenX(PAY) up by 50% in 24 hours on banking license rumours – trading @ $8 in Bithumb

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With the TenX(PAY) token up by almost 40% in 24 hours, rumours that are spreading say that the project might be very close to getting their banking license approved(mostly in Korea) – this will enable it to launch their own card without any hassle or dependency on a non-crypto service. The PAY token is trading on Korean exchange Bithumb at ~$8 whereas on Bittrex and the other exchanges at ~$1.

Another rumour that is going around is that it might be very close to getting listed on Binance, which will definitely give it a huge boost in volume.

Although there has been no such announcement from the TenX team on its official pages, these seem like the most plausible conclusions. Having said that, it might just be another case of pump & dump where the select few will make the buck and leave the rest drooling.

Nuo is a decentralised and transparent crypto banking platform. It acts as a blockchain powered financial control centre to store, spend, borrow and grow your crypto-currencies. Install the android app or try out our crypto backed loans platform.

CoinBase is exploring adding Cardano, Basic Attention Token, Stellar Lumens, ZCash & 0x

Coinbase today announced that they are exploring the addition of the following assets to Coinbase: Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC), 0x (ZRX).

“We are exploring the addition of several new assets, and will be working with local banks and regulators to add them in as many jurisdictions as possible. Unlike the ongoing process of adding Ethereum Classic, which is technically very similar to Ethereum, these assets will require additional exploratory work and we cannot guarantee they will be listed for trading. Furthermore, our listing process may result in some of these assets being listed solely for customers to buy and sell, without the ability to send or receive using a local wallet” Read more at The Coinbase Blog

Nuo is a decentralised and transparent crypto banking platform. It acts as a blockchain powered financial control centre to store, spend, borrow and grow your crypto-currencies. Install the android app or try out our crypto backed loans platform.

Bitcoin vs. Altcoins: Usable as Actual Currency?

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Bitcoin vs Altcoin

Traditional financial players, or modern economists, all have reservations about cryptocurrency being adopted as a serious method of payments. But if given a chance which cryptocurrency is the most usable as money? Undoubtedly, Bitcoin is the answer because it’s accepted as a payment more widely than any other cryptocurrency. But other currencies are being increasingly recognized by retailers and companies, and given their superior scalability; they may end up overtaking the original cryptocurrency in the coming months and years. While the volatility of cryptocurrencies renders them impracticable as actual currency, it is possible to use them as money in a wide variety of places and to spend them on everything from pizzas to shoes.

Read more at Cointelegraph

Over 800 cryptocurrencies are now dead

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In the last few years, cryptocurrencies have been cropping up across the world. While, these blockchain based projects have raised massive amounts of capital, overall they have failed to deliver what was promised in their white-papers. Few who delivered survived, while the rest perished. Over 800 of these crypto currencies are now dead, adding to comparisons between the current digital coin market and the dotcom bubble in 2000.

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