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Aliant and Litecoin Filling the Gap Left by LitePay

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Over the past few months, Litecoin has been experiencing a very torrid time, with the price not recovering as it was expected.  While there are still reasons why Litecoin has bright future, things are definitely not looking good for Litecoin at the moment. In spite of being one of the largest cryptocurrencies on the planet, and announcing recent partnerships for its expansion, Litecoin still sits at a low of $ 113.71 USD in an overall declining Cryptocurrency market with a market cap of $6,361,455,370

Recent Developments:

Litecoin recently announced that it has started integrating with Aliant, a payment system provider which works with small businesses and medium scale operations. Talks were going on from early February, with Litepay expressing interest in expanding and working with small to medium scale merchants.  This is aimed at allowing companies to access the crypto-community at large. This is not the first time however that Aliant has worked with a Cryptocurrency, with both Bitcoin and Ethereum integrating with Bitcoin and Ethereum. The merchant community, on the whole, seems to accept cryptocurrencies with open arms, as expressed by CEO Eric Brown in the following statement.

“Our merchants look to us for innovative ways to transfer money safely, securely, and cost-effectively. Cryptocurrency allows us to move money in all of these ways, while also offering consumers more payment options.”

The Aim of the Project:

The integration between Litepay and Aliant is a step in the right direction for both companies. To Aliant, this is a great way to entice small-scale traders to embrace cryptocurrencies which in turn is a sign of the increasing market adoption if cryptocurrencies among the general populous. Even though Aliant also offers options for Bitcoin and Ethereum, Litecoins low transaction fees and faster transaction fees would be more suitable for small-scale vendors such as coffee shops or food trucks.

Filling the LitePay Void:

The Litecoin Foundation has only recently come out of a disastrous predicament when the much-awaited launch of LitePay was eventually scrapped. The cancellation news of Litepay thus came as a surprise to the crypto-community which in turn generated quite a negative sentiment in the market. This was not helped by, any news sites, which quickly put the blame on the Litecoin Foundation for the failure of Litepay.  As a result, prices dropped dramatically for the next few weeks. It was not until CEO Charlie Lee addressed the situation and made things clear to Litecoin’s expansive community and development base. It should have noted that Litecoin has experienced immense success in the past, with Segwit implementation ahead of Bitcoin and the fast “Lightning network” being the major breakthrough for the Cryptocurrency.

Final thought and Predictions:

Integration between Litecoin and other payment processors is nothing new to the company. However, Aliant marks the first official company to- complete all registration requirements which were outlined by the LTC foundation.  In fact, the news of the partnership is a definite source of some positive sentiment among Litecoin users, as it reaffirms the development team’s commitment to growing the availability of LTC transactions around the world.

Since merchants and other commercial businesses are skeptical about the volatility of the Cryptocurrency market. People, who are backing the project, however, have stated that the expansion of Litecoin will have a positive impact on its price, as well as opening the door for Litecoin adoption in the general public. If all things go according to plan, Litecoin may experience an uptrend in price levels in the coming months.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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