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Binance Announces Delisting of Bytecoin And Three Other Altcoins

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Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, has recently announced its plans to delist multiple altcoins. According to the announcement, Binance will remove Bytecoin (BCN), Iconomi (ICN), ChatCoin (CHAT), and Triggers (TRIG) on October 12th.

Even Bytecoin (BCN) got delisted

Binance’s announcement to remove multiple altcoins from its platform came as a surprise to a lot of investors. Their choice of cryptos to delist was also unexpected, especially when it comes to Bytecoin. BCN has managed to achieve the rank of 23rd on CoinMarketCap’s list of largest cryptos prior to the announcement. Despite the fact that it never reached the top 10, even delisting a coin located within the top 50 is a rare occurrence.

Needless to say, all of the mentioned coins suffered great losses after the announcement was published. Even Bytecoin itself dropped to the 30th position on CoinMarketCap. In the last 24 hours, BCN has lost around 4.69 percent of its value, with its current price being $0.001719 per coin. While this situation is not especially good for Bytecoin, there are signs of its drop slowing down. In the first 24 hours after the announcement, the coin has been dropping by almost 20%, which was significantly worse than the current 4.69%.

What does Binance say happened?

According to Binance, the reason behind the decision is simple. The exchange takes pride in offering only the best digital assets for its customers. As such, it needs to keep track of different coins and their quality. The high quality is one of the key aspects that the coin has to possess to even reach Binance’s list. However, as the crypto market continues to change and evolve, some coins eventually lose the ability to keep up.

This is what Binance claims to have happened to the four altcoins that it plans to delist. Its team now believes that the coins are no longer good enough to be called the best. Of course, the exchange conducted a deep inspection of the coins prior to taking any action or announcing their removal.

Furthermore, Binance team also disclosed what criteria is used to determine whether the coin is suitable for remaining on the list. This includes the stability of its smart contracts and network, the coin team’s commitment to their project, as well as the project’s contribution to creating a sustainable and healthy ecosystem. Additionally, there are also things like the quality of the latest development regarding the coin, level of public activity and communication, the team’s responsiveness, and especially any evidence of fraudulent or unethical conduct.

Binance turning over a new leaf

Clearly, the four altcoins currently listed on Binance did not satisfy these criteria. As a result, Binance will delist TRIG, CHAT, ICN, and BCN by 10:00 AM (UTC) on 12 October 2018. Since the decision came suddenly, the exchange decided to allow these coins’ withdrawal until 10:00 AM (UTC) on 12 November 2018.

As mentioned, Bytecoin has already suffered significant losses following the decision, but the same is true for the other three altcoins. Many see this move as Binance’s way to change focus from its own growth to the quality of its content.

After all, Binance did put a lot of work into its expansion over the last year, and it even managed to outgrow Coinbase, at least when it comes to trading volume. One of the largest reasons behind such a rapid growth was the high diversity regarding the offered digital coins on Binance’s platform. However, Binance also introduced some rather high listing fees, which also attracted a lot of negativity and criticism.

Now, Binance plans to remove several coins, which is seen by many as a way to keep the ecosystem healthy. Additionally, Binance also published another announcement, claiming that it will change their listing fee policy. The announcement claims that the new rules are already in place, and they include an increased level of transparency regarding the fees, as well as their donation to Blockchain Charity Foundation, Binanance’s own charity arm.

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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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