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Do or Die: 3 Crypto Projects that Really Need to Deliver Soon

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Crypto projects have gone through several crucial periods of development, and while it is fascinating to watch their progress to maturity, a lot of investors are becoming impatient. During the first few years, they were barely known, only talked about in specific groups, among those developers and investors who had the luck to find out about them in the early days.

The next several years, altcoins started appearing, and the voice of cryptocurrency slowly started to spread. Then, there was a period of hype, when crypto exploded, and the entire world finally learned about this new technology that promised to change the world. Naturally, the overhype led to a market crash and price correction that we experienced last year, but the impact was made, and the world is still talking about them on a daily basis.

However, now is the time for cryptos to deliver on their promise, grow up, and start showing results. There are high expectations for many projects, but for various reasons, they have yet to deliver, and many are hoping that 2019 will be the year when they finally do it. Let’s see which 3 crypto projects really need to show results, and soon.

1) Ethereum (ETH)

Are you surprised to see Ethereum at the first spot? The project has been a top cryptocurrency for years, why would it be in danger now? As it turns out, Ethereum is getting old and outdated very quickly. Unless it can come up with new tricks, it will likely start to sink, maybe even during 2019. ETH is the second most important coin in crypto history. The first one, Bitcoin, is directly responsible for the existence of digital currencies, but it was Ethereum that thought people how to get the most out of blockchain.

Despite it being a revolutionary coin, ETH is slowly getting outdated, with many other projects becoming serious competition to it. Now, in the first weeks of 2019, ETH will attempt to tackle scalability issues of its network, and the entire market is waiting to see what will emerge from its early-January hard forks.

2) EOS

EOS is another coin that is among the top ones, but it has some serious problems to address if it wants to stay relevant and grow further. The project used to be very trustworthy and reputable until its own community started losing faith in it. This happened for a variety of reasons, such as the sloppy launch of its MainNet, which crashed only hours later, as well as incidents with EOS’ block producers.

There are also signs that the project’s CTO, Dan Larimer, might soon launch another crypto, which is not something that the coin’s community is currently interested in. They would rather see more work on making EOS better and more successful than a new coin that needs to start from scratch. While it is possible that the new coin would have better control over itself, after Larimer and his team realized everything that is wrong with EOS, the community doesn’t seem interested in seeing it.

3) Basic Attention Token (BAT)

BAT is another project that the crypto community got hyped about, but it is still far from achieving its mission. The coin works best in combination with Brave browser, which has numerous benefits over browsers such as Chrome or Firefox. For example, it comes with a built-in adblock feature, it allows user greater control over their data, and it allows the option to choose to watch ads and get paid in BAT for it, which is expected to revolutionize the relationship between companies and their targeted audience.

However, the development was rather slow lately, and the option to view ads in exchange for small amounts of the coin is still largely unavailable, except for a few that got to apply for it early on. Furthermore, some controversies regarding the way coins are being handled by the browser and developers emerged as well, and there are still problems with the browser itself that need to be addressed. Maybe the crypto project will have better luck in 2019.

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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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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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