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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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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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