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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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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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