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Beam’s TestNet is up, and it’s a game changer!

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The Beam project announced months ago that its new Testnet and graphical wallet would be online at the end of last month (September 2018) and they have delivered! Let’s have a look at Beam’s special features and why this is an event worth celebrating in the cryptosphere.

Beam is not the cryptocurrency project with the highest profile in the cryptosphere. But you should be aware of it because of its unique features and the fact that it’s moving forward at a pace that can only be rivaled by Cardano, Tron or Stellar (for example). To be more specific: it was supposed to get its Testnet online last month. It did, and it’s working perfectly unlike so many other crypto Testnets that have turned out to be a complete disaster.

Let’s start with the basics. Beam is a blockchain project that aims to be perfectly private and scalable. For this, it relies on its very own blockchain, and in a new protocol called Mimblewimble. This technology allows for many features that are unique in the cryptocurrency world, and it just makes the new Testnet launch more exciting.

The whole point with Beam is to have a digital asset in which you have full control over your very own privacy because every single transaction is private by default. It means that the blockchain’s ledger keeps track of every transaction in the network (which is the hallmark of any blockchain technology), but in Beam’s case, no addresses or other private pieces of information are kept by the ledger, thus making you invisible as a user.

Another interesting feature of this project is the compact size of its blockchain. This enables excellent scalability in terms of blockchain size.

It’s a very young project as it came online only last March. But it came out stepping strong, issuing a set of milestones that were set to be accomplished very quickly, and they’ve been delivered on time.

The first step was the internal POC, which would feature a fully functional node and CLI wallet. The next step was scheduled for this month. It was to be the Testnet 1.0 release and the graphical wallet and, once again, it was delivered on time.

The next milestone is the Main Net full launch next December and, if things keep going as they have so far, we have no doubt it will be successful.

This kind of performance is remarkable. Even Tron or EOS was not able to launch a Testnet as quickly as Beam, and, while Tron’s was a success, EOS’ was a disaster (it works now, but it had to overcome several difficulties along the way).

As things stand right now, Beam has this to offer you, according to its project GitHub roadmap: The current wallet is functional and fully supports confidential transactions. It can generate and store encryption keys, so transactions remain entirely private.

The Equihash miner’s computation difficulty is being adjusted periodically to avoid inflationary pressure and to keep the network stable. The wallet is supported in Windows, Mac, and Linux. Batch Bulletproofs are working fine (this means that zero range proofs are currently perfectly efficient). You have a secure BBS system to enable offline transactions. And those are just the essential features.

We encourage you to keep yourself informed about Beam’s news because it’s one of the most exciting new projects in the cryptosphere. GlobalCoinReport will, of course, keep you updated on any new development about this and many other exciting projects!

To learn more about the project, visit www.beam-mw.com or join the Telegram group at t.me/BeamPrivacy.

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Lost Money When BTC Plunged? Here is How I Earned Back!

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Bitcoin has keep downtrend for 13 months since the last bullish market in December 2017. Price has found support at the $3,600 area, though, and a pullback is taking place. Speculators, who want to make great profits on the BTC investment in a short period, have their funds locked up in the BTC spot market.

Investors worldwide are increasingly opting for BTC futures contract. Compared to the spot market, BTC futures trading can be an advantage for investors since it is a fast and cost-effective way to hedge BTC spot trades. With the price of BTC fluctuates repeatedly, BTC futures trading is much better for investors to profit from the price movements. And the leverage also allows investors to control a large contract value with a relatively small amount of BTC hold.

How to Trade Bitcoin Futures Perpetual Contract in Bexplus?

Bexplus is a promising Bitcoin futures exchange, providing BTC, ETH and LTC perpetual futures with up to 100x leverage. Different from the weekly or quarterly cycle which has expiration, perpetual futures enables traders to end the contract anytime at any price they want. And they can trade both sides of the market, i.e. getting long when they predict the BTC may rise or going short assuming the price may come down in short or medium-term in the future. 100x leverage can seem risky, but when used properly…

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Wirex adds WAVES to its Platform

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London UK, January 10th2018 – Wirex, the UK FCA-licenced digital money platform that facilitates the seamless conversion of cryptos and traditional currency, has joined forces with Waves to add the in-demand WAVES token to its platform. The WAVES token holds a unique place in the cryptocurrency spectrum because its underlying utility addresses some critical hurdles that hinder the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology, such as scaling, interoperability, and security.

Sasha Ivanov, CEO and Founder of Waves Platform, says, “We see Waves as the bridge that will facilitate the transition from web 2.0 to web 3.0. The goal of our team is to put tools in place that will allow both enterprise and individuals to easily implement their own blockchains while improving the UX of DApps and blockchain infrastructure.”

Like Wirex, the Waves Platform was purpose-built, and since its launch in 2016, Waves has become one of the fastest, most secure and user-friendly public blockchain platforms available.

In terms of its underlying protocol Waves is closer to Ethereum than Bitcoin. Ethereum is used to develop various DApps, but it can be expensive due to its Smart Contract language complexity and Gas fees that can grow dramatically over time. Waves Smart Contracts are simplified – they are a plug-and-play solution with fixed fees. Another improvement is the Waves-NG protocol with throughput of up to 1000 TX/s.

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Make Profit in the Bear Market? Recommend the 1st Cryptocurrency Futures Exchange – Bexplus

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In 2018, Bitcoin has declined from $20,000 to $3100. Is $3100 the bottom of BTC and will the bull come in 2019? I don’t think there will be a bull in the cryptocurrency market next year. Instead, it may keeps “steady” price fluctuation, which means Bitcoin price goes up and down but hard to rebound to $20,000 in 2019. So is it possible to earn money during the cryptocurrency bear market? Absolutely YES!

If you’ve traded BTC spot before, you must know that you can only make profits when its price rises. Different from the spot trading, Bitcoin futures contract as well as other altcoins futures trading are popular among investors, because it gives investors chance to earn money even during the bear market.

What is Cryptocurrency Futures Trading?

Cryptocurrency futures contract enables you to enter a larger trade with a small number of assets that you possess. You can earn money in both directions. For example, buy/long BTC means that speculator can place a “bet” on BTC rising. On the contrary, sell/short BTC means to “bet” on BTC falling. Besides, with X times leverage added, investors can enter a large trade though they hold a smaller amount of BTC. Some investors, especially the beginners may think that futures trading is relatively high risk. But different from the traditional futures contract, Perpetual contract allows you to set stop-profit…

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