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All You Need to Know About the Developments on the Cardano Blockchain

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While big blockchain projects like Bitcoin and Ethereum are game-changers in the field of cryptocurrency, the market has seen a boom in several altcoins, which strives to deliver better security features. Among the third generation blockchain projects, Cardano (ADA) stands out in terms of its revolutionary approaches to the blockchain. Cardano, which sees itself as next-generation blockchain network, anticipates solving the challenges in the existing systems.

Despite all the attention from the investors, the big market players like Bitcoin and Ethereum have their own set of limitations, ranging from high transaction fees to frequent security breaches. As a dynamic blockchain system, Cardano aims to mitigate the problems of scalability, interoperability, and sustainability. To actualize these goals, Cardano has created different groups within the systems, allotting separate functions to each.

As a fully decentralized network, Cardano intends to deliver more advanced features through smart contracts. While Ethereum’s smart contracts have been acknowledged for its smart and decentralized applications, Cardano aims to provide much more. The project is a mammoth enterprise in terms of its vision and undertakings, seeking to eliminate the challenges in the market. Born out of a scientific philosophy and a research-based approach, this formidable altcoin can be regarded as Ethereum killer in its own right.

Technology Behind Cardano

Unlike some of the big names in the industry, which are still stuck with outdated algorithms like Proof of Work, Cardano deploys the Proof of Stake protocol, which has a number of advantages over its competitors. Cardano’s Ouroboros Proof Stake (PoS) algorithm is unique in terms of how it defines the way nodes reach consensus. Written in advanced coding languages, the blockchain has scientifically proven as secure.

Ranking 8th by market capitalization, Cardano is regulated by renowned developers, consisting of a large number of expert engineers and researchers. While the regulatory aspects of the system are governed by Cardano Foundation, the commercial applications of Cardano network are regulated by Emurgo. Besides this, the popular blockchain engineering company IOHK is responsible for some of the essential upgrades on the blockchain. Led by Charles Hoskinson, the team can be regarded as the catalyst for Cardano’s steady growth in the industry.

Development Upgrades in the Network

Recognised as the next-generation of the blockchain, Cardano has created quite a stir among the investors for its progressive developments. Featuring among the top ten currencies in the market, this blockchain attempts to maintain a healthy relationship with its community. In fact, it leaves the communication channels open by releasing technical updates periodically. Besides keeping the audience in the loop, the team introduces frequent upgrades to the system. The Daedalus wallet, which is looked upon as one of the key components of the blockchain, has recently been updated to incorporate new features.

  • Cardano Invests in the ICO of a Blockchain Startup

Reviewing some of the recent developments in the network, it is essential to highlight Cardano’s investment in the Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) of the startup enterprise Disciplina. Issuing a statement about the investment, Disciplina founder and CEO Ilya Nikiforov said “This is a huge endorsement for Disciplina by one of the world leaders in blockchain and cryptography. We are thrilled that Mr. Sasaki sees the opportunity for our platform to improve the way academic records are managed.”

  • Cardano Gets Listed on Bithumb

As per the price charts of Cardano, the coin’s performance hasn’t been disappointing in the last few weeks. To alleviate the tension in the community, Cardano has announced some positive updates regarding ADA trading. According to the update released by Bithumb, Cardano has been listed on Bithumb. While this came as a big surprise to the ADA holders, ADA has recorded a positive market response in the form of upward price movements.

Cardano’s Price Forecast

Looking at the price movements of ADA, it is evident that a bear run is on the cards. Although all is not fine with Cardano, its price has taken a turn for the better, showing signs of a reversal. As of 14th June, this altcoin is trading at $0.168749.Boasting a market capitalization of $4,375,167,226, this big market mover has recorded a subsequent rise in the trading volume. While it’s difficult to predict the future of this currency, it is possible to imagine the currency among the top gainers in this field, and going by the analysts’ findings, Cardano (ADA) can increase by over 8000% in 2018.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

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