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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Unlike some of the big names in the industry, which are still stuck with outdated algorithms like Proof of Work, Cardano deploys the Proof of Stake protocol, which has a number of advantages over its competitors.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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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.  

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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.

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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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