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A Closer Look at the Developments on the Bytecoin Blockchain

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Bytecoin, an open-sourced decentralized cryptocurrency, is widely recognized for its untraceable payments. In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, special features like anonymity and tight security protocols play a significant role in investors’ decisions. As a promising cryptocurrency, Bytecoin provides its users with top-notch security features and lightning fast transactions.  The altcoin, which has been performing well in the last few weeks, has alarmed its investors. If you are yet to catch up with the latest updates, here’s the full story.

Bytecoin Gets Affected by Bug

Speaking of Bytecoin’s performance in the market, the coin went through a rough patch last week, as it has witnessed some unusual developments. To begin with, the price of the currency shot up exponentially after Bytecoin got listed on Binance. Bytecoin’s listing on Binance, which took the overall market capitalization of BCN to $3.4 billion, has attracted many new investors to the blockchain, including inexperienced traders. However, the price consolidation led to the epiphany that the spike was a part of the pump and dump scheme.  All data got wiped off as the token fell from rank 15 to 1594, freezing all digital wallets. The executives later reported that they immediately shut down trading activities after they realized that about 25% of their miners were using outdated software, leading to bugs in the system.

Regarding the bug issue and technical problems, the Bytecoin team issued a crisp statement in a Medium post.  The team reported, “Due to a large number of miners who were using the old software a bug appeared in the network consensus. That bug was the cause of the network’s instability. We’d like to say a huge apology to all the Binance users who were faced with Bytecoin’s network issues.”

Ubuntu Cryptocurrency Miner: A Potential Threat to the Blockchain

Malicious mining tools have become a menace for operating systems nowadays. While many mobile devices and Windows are more vulnerable to these attacks, Ubuntu users are not free from the risks of a potential attack. A malicious cryptocurrency mining application was recently detected in the Ubuntu Snap Store. Popular as 2048buntu, the application employed mining code to mine BCN. Monero, the dark web’s favorite currency, has been used for unauthorized mining activities. Although Bytecoin doesn’t offer the same level of anonymity, it has been widely misused by miners. While Bytecoin’s anonymity and tight security protocols are motivating factors behind illegal mining activities, the latest pump and dump schemes are also responsible for invigorating the interest of criminals. Moreover, much to the traders’ relief, the 2048buntu application has been eliminated from the Ubuntu Store.

Bytecoin Gets Re-Listed on Binance

Bytecoin (BCN) users received a huge blow last week when the altcoin experienced one of the worst price dips since its launch in 2012. Apparently, a transaction error detected by the Binance team led to the suspension of BCN on top exchanges, including Binance, Poloniex and HitBTC. While the bug on Binance was a huge reason for traders’ concern, the aftermath of the event sent shock waves across the crypto community. The coin, which is still undergoing maintenance, has been relisted on Binance.

Bytecoin and the Market

As per the price records, the coin is recovering from its losses after the damages caused during last week. The coin, which has been restored to the 17th position in Coinmarketcap, boasts a market capitalization of $1,852,439,152 at the time of writing. Bytecoin is making a successful comeback, but it is still heavily relying on Binance for trading.

The entire crypto market experience a steep price slump this weekend, sending some of the well-performing coins in the red. As the bearish sign makes a comeback in the market, the total market capitalization has hit $400 billion. After an unexpected decline in the market capitalization, much of the losses were recovered during the Asian hours. Although the market has been making recoveries, the general sentiment of the market is still bearish. With Bitcoin trading at $8,317.33, the rebound is not strong enough to pull the prominent altcoins out of the crisis and many of them are still trading in the red. Tracing the price movement of BCN, the coin entered into the top 25 list after it was listed on Binance, but there were a lot of controversies regarding the pump and dump which materialized after the listing.

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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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