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A Big Breakthrough for Cardano (ADA): Prove-Of-Stake Finally Solved

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Cardano (ADA) team managed to solve one of the biggest issues regarding the prove-of-stake algorithm, which turned out to be security. The tweet posted yesterday by Charles Hoskinson includes a video where Professor Kiayias talks about the breakthrough from the IOHK lab, dedicated to blockchain tech.

The importance of the breakthrough

Professor Kiayias of the IOHK team stated that new blockchain enthusiasts do not have to be in possession of any previous knowledge regarding the number of system’s active users. This is something that was always seen as a problem when it comes to prove-of-stake since it brought a lot of security problems with it. Prove-of-stake is much better when it comes to scalability than proof-of-work which is why the advancement in question is a big deal for Cardano ADA. Basically, because of it, Cardano is one of the most secure and scalable blockchains on the market, and its security can even rival the one of Bitcoin.

According to the Professor Kiayias lecture, the Cardano team is extremely excited about the new development. It is their goal to make Cardano the best available platform, instead of just gaining popularity. This can also be seen in the IOHK team’s efforts of making a light wallet. The team knows that the wallet’s cryptography needs improvement in order to truly become the light wallet.

Interest in Cardano is growing

The new developments at Cardano are not leaving the investors indifferent, and the interest just keeps growing. Google trends on Cardano are a very good indicator of this since they show how much interest the investors truly have when it comes to a specific crypto. The first quarter of 2018 showed that Google trends dropped significantly when it comes to Bitcoin (BTC), which was followed by the decline in its value. This isn’t only the case with Bitcoin, however, and the entire crypto market suffered the same blow. Essentially, the increase in Google trends shows that the users are being aware of the crypto’s development, and of the team’s efforts as well.

Because of that, it is expected that Cardano’s price will change significantly in the near future. Its current price is at about $0.30, which is the result of several weeks of price drops. However, the recent increase in its value indicates that it might go above $1 per token by the end of Q2 of 2018. It is estimated that Cardano has the potential to go up to $10 per coin without many issues, and according to the new developments, assuming something like that is not even that much of a stretch. Even the prove-of-stake breakthrough is by itself an amazing achievement. If the development manages to continue, a big decentralized app might run on Cardano’s blockchain sooner, rather than later. With something like that happening, Cardano (ADA) will see an even bigger increase in value.

The potential for this crypto is huge, and many believe that it might outgrow many other currently big cryptos. Its scalability is much better than that of NEO or Ethereum (ETH), for that matter, and scalability is one of the most important features of a digital currency.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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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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