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A $99 Million Transaction with Litecoin (LTC) and the Lightest Fee

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Litecoin has gone through a pretty rough week when this coin was pushed down to the 6th spot on the global coin ranking list after carrying the title of the fifth-best currency for a long time. Since then, Litecoin somehow fell into the shadows of EOS, the currency that took its place on the list. However, tables are turning fast in the world of cryptocurrencies. Litecoin made end up gaining more on its popularity due to its low fees. Let’s see how the biggest transaction ever was made on Litecoin’s platform and what we can learn about LTC from this multi-million venture.

A $99 Million Transfer in Litecoin

The whole enthusiasm about this multi-million dollar venture started out on Reddit when a post was published in form of a sub-Reddit thread. This thread was at the same time the most popular post on sub-Reddit as marked on Friday.

The initial transfer that was mentioned on Reddit in the post that soon afterward became viral was according to these sources made on Thursday. The transfer was made from a single wallet address that remains anonymous due to the blockchain technology and the security of identities that comes with it. The mentioned transfer was in a single hand worth 99 million dollars, which means that a single person made a massive transaction in a matter of seconds and with the lowest fees possible, only by using LTC for the initial transfer.

By purchasing LTC, a peer-to-peer digital currency with an open-source platform, this person was able to easily make a very pricey transfer that is also difficult to process with the current traditional banking systems.

Normally, it would take days for this kind of transaction to be made, and the fees for such transaction would be more than steep as you don’t see every day that an individual sends a 99 million dollar transaction.

However, by deciding to make this kind of transaction by using LTC and Litecoin platform, the sender was able to send this amount to the receiver in the shortest time possible and at the lowest fees, thanks to the blockchain technology and the promptness of LTC’s network.

In addition to making a cheap and fast transaction of 99 million dollars, the sender was also able to remain anonymous while also acquiring anonymity for the receiver. During this process, the amount of the transaction was also completely safe and secured with encryptions and different protocols used on Litecoin’s network.

The 99 million dollar worth transaction took only 0.40$ in fees, which is in every way an amazing reduction of the fees when compared to the traditional way of making payments and money transfers where fees for this type of transaction would cost thousands and thousands of dollars depending on the service provider or a bank that is participating in this transaction as a third party.

In addition to taking only 0.40$ in fees, the transaction took only two and a half seconds, which is extraordinarily fast for any type of transaction in oppose to the days needed for this type of transfer to get processed in case of choosing to go for the traditional way of making transactions.

This case shows what LTC is capable of as well as its great technological potential, not only in the world of cryptos but in the realm of fiat currencies as well because Litecoin showed supremacy over traditional transfer systems both in promptness and in charging ridiculously low fees for insanely high transfers.

Of course, thanks to this amazing achievement and showcase of abilities, Litecoin’s value went up almost immediately.

How is Litecoin doing at the Current Moment?

Even though Litecoin has gone down from being the fifth-best currency to settling down to a one spot below, LTC showed an improvement in the market demand as well as in the trading volume probably due to a fact that a single individual managed to make a transfer of 99 million dollars in only 2.5 seconds and with only 0.40$ charged in fees by using LTC for this transaction.

After the latest change in the market, Litecoin is trading in the green after the latest rise of 3.07% against the dollar. In addition to trading in the green against the dollar, LTC is also going up against BTC for a bit over 1% on April 22nd.

That means that LTC can now be bought at the price of 149.06$ per one unit, which is almost halfway towards its all-time high of 366$ per one unit as recorded back in December of 2017.

Although one of the oldest coins in the market has suffered from a great defeat by losing its spot among top five, its supreme blockchain system holds a great potential for LTC as a currency as well, with great odds of having it trading back at its record price and up in 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.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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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:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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