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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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HODLing Stellar Is A Good Plan For 2019

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HODLing, or holding on to a certain asset or assets has always been an extremely useful investment strategy, even before cryptocurrencies were even imagined. Now, with the market being more uncertain than ever, many are wondering what is the right thing to do with the coins in their possession.

Of course, things change depending on the coin in question, but today, we are going to talk about why it is a good idea to hold on to your Stellar (XLM) in 2019.

Why You Should Hodl Stellar (XLM)

The crypto market is rich with hundreds, and even thousands of different projects at this point, and separating valuable ones from those that are destined to slowly fade away can be tricky. However, even the biggest skeptics believe that Stellar is a coin that is here to stay.

XLM was first launched in 2014, and for a long time now, it has been among the top 10 cryptos by market cap. It is an open-source, decentralized protocol that allows users to send fiat currencies by using cryptocurrency as a method of transport. In a lot of ways, it is very similar to XRP. However, the biggest difference is that Stellar aims to offer its services to regular people, while XRP is more interested in working with banks and financial institutions.

Nevertheless, sending money, especially when it comes to cross-border…

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Reasons To Invest In Electroneum In 2019

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2018 has been quite a rollercoaster for the crypto space. Coins went up and down more times than anyone could have guessed, not to mention two massive market crashes. However, in a few short weeks, the year will be over, and a new, positive period for the crypto world is expected to arrive.

While there are many predictions for 2019, today we are only interested in one thing — Electroneum (ETN). A lot of people quickly took notice of this coin, and many believe that it is among the coins of the future. Indeed, it has received a lot of attention, and many are interested in why that is, and why investing in it is a good idea. So, let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should invest in ETN in 2019.

1) It is fast

Speed and precision of any service have always been very important to people. This importance is even greater when making a profit depends on it. Electroneum developers were aware of this when they created it, and the coin is up to 5 times faster than Bitcoin. This means that ETN transactions can be confirmed much faster, which in turn reduces fees and waiting time.

Furthermore, there are also plans to create Electroneum Virtual Currency Exchange, which will allow the project to act as an exchange. However, the even…

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SEC Postpones Bitcoin ETF Decision Once Again

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The new announcement by the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) states that the decision regarding the potential approval of several applications for a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded funds) is once again postponed. This time, the SEC declared that the decision will be made by February 27th, 2019.

The application requesting that VanExk SolidX BTC fund get s listed on Cboe BZx Exchange that was published on July 2nd needs to be given order by the commission within 180 days. Originally, the deadline for doing so was December 29th. However, the SEC decided to extend the period for another 60 days, effectively moving it to February 27th.

The SEC stated that designating a longer period for making a decision was found appropriate, as more time is needed in order to properly consider the rule change.

Cryptocurrencies need a sufficient monitoring mechanism, claims SEC chairman

Recent reports claim that the SEC received over 1,600 comments after requesting the public opinion regarding the ETF applications issue. In the past, the SEC rejected many such applications, some of which were even submitted by SolidX itself. In addition, they also rejected the applications submitted by Gemini, the exchange owned by Winklevoss twins. Brothers were attempting to gain ETF approval ever since 2013, although to no avail.

Other applications were also submitted by Direxion, ProShares, as well as GraniteShares. The SEC rejected them…

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