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3 Coins to Follow Closely in February

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January has almost ended, and the rally everyone was waiting for in the new year has yet to arrive. However, most coins have been relatively stable in the last month, even though they are currently experiencing a slight drop once again.

While the bear market still has an influence, there are several coins that are expected to make several significant moves in the near future. As such, they should be closely followed, as there is no telling when the bear grip will loosen. When it happens, it is more than possible that these coins will start seeing significant gains.

Three coins are especially worth investors’ attention, and those are TRON (TRX), Binance Coin (BNB), and Cardano (ADA).

TRON (TRX)

TRON is a coin that has kept making headlines throughout 2018, and its success, even within the bear market, is quite impressive. TRX even managed to climb one place higher on the list of largest cryptocurrencies by market cap, and it currently sits at the 8th spot, with a current market cap of $1,87 billion and a price of $0.027998.

While one of the reasons for this ascension is the fact that TRX is not affected by the new price drop as strongly as other coins, there are other reasons for it too. One of them is the recent announcement of a new token, BTT, which will be closely tied to BitTorrent while operating on TRON’s own blockchain.

In fact, a significant portion of BTT will be offered in a public token sale today, January 28th. Later on, in February, there will also be a BTT airdrop, targeting those users who hold some amount of TRX at the time. In other words, TRON has entered this year with plans to be just as active, innovative, and successful as it was in the previous one, which makes it worthy of keeping an eye on in February 2019.

Binance Coin (BNB)

Next, there is Binance Coin, which is currently ranked as 12th largest coin by market cap. Its price is currently at $6.79, while its market cap is below $1 billion, sitting at $877 million at the time of writing. BNB is a coin developed by the crypto exchange Binance, which has caused the coin to immediately receive not only attention but a certain dose of trust as well.

BNB serves as Binance’s native coin, and using it comes with a significant discount, which is why it is one of the most used coins on this platform. In addition, Binance Coin has recently experienced quite a boost to its market cap and price, due to the launch of Binance Jersey.

This is a new crypto exchange dedicated to serving customers from the US and Europe, and it received additional attention because it added trading pairs for crypto against EUR and GBP. Not only that, but BNB also received a lot of support from other platforms recently, which allows the coin to receive new use cases and even more usage around the world. While BNB is currently losing value due to another price drop that has affected the entire market, things are likely to improve in February.

Cardano (ADA)

Finally, there is Cardano. Similarly to TRON, Cardano is becoming quite a popular project, and it is among the best blockchains for smart contracts out there. Cardano’s creator, who is also the CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, believes that investors will not see a rally such as the one in 2017 anytime soon. That was a period of hype which has passed, and the following correction is the bear market of 2018.

While this may be true, it does not prevent cryptocurrencies from continuing their development and growing further, which is exactly what Cardano is doing. ADA is a coin which is known for its tendency to take its time, and its technology is advancing slowly but surely. Only a month ago, Hoskinson announced Cardano’s version 1.4, as well as updates for project Shelley, which aims to bring larger levels of decentralization of the coin.

All of this is scheduled to happen in Q1 of this year, meaning that Cardano is a coin that will see a significant amount of activity in February and the following months.

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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.  

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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:

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  • Risk of identity theft

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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.

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