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Why Binance DEX could Change the World of Crypto Trading

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Recently, there has been a lot of debating and speculating regarding the world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, as well as the road the exchange is planning on taking. More precisely, the exchange’s decision to launch its own decentralized version — Binance DEX — and what such a move might mean for the crypto world.

A bit about Binance

As mentioned, Binance is currently the largest and most popular exchange in the crypto space. It was launched back in mid-2017, just as the bull run started attracting investors and traders from all corners of the world. The launch was rather well-timed, and the exchange quickly started growing in all aspects, including trading volume, number of users, and alike.

After achieving massive success due to the crypto market growth, Binance was easily able not only to survive the following crypto winter, but even to make a profit while most other crypto businesses struggled to even survive harsh conditions. As the year progressed, Binance started announcing some big projects, such as its crypto-fiat exchange targeting European markets — Binance Jersey — as well as its own blockchain, Binance Chain.

However, one project that the exchange announced took the world by surprise, and that is Binance DEX — a decentralized exchange which has the potential to disrupt Binance’s own business.

Why is Binance DEX such a big deal?

The crypto space was developed with decentralization in mind. Its very purpose was to take power away from centralized institutions and eliminate the need for third parties. This is what both, blockchain and crypto have been focused on ever since Bitcoin itself was launched.

However, one big aspect of the crypto experience still remains heavily centralized, and that is the crypto exchange. Most of the popular platforms today are heavily centralized, Binance included. They run the show, they hold investors’ funds (while within the exchange), and have the power to freeze those funds, or simply take them. Not that they would, but they do have the power to do so.

This was seen as a big problem, not only because it defeats the purpose of crypto, but also because they can be hacked by skilled enough individuals who might then take off with investors’ money. It has happened before, just think of Mt. Gox, CoinCheck, or Cryptopia.

To change the investors’ and traders’ dependence on these exchanges, developers came up with decentralized exchanges, which would act just like the blockchain, with community members running them and no single individual or entity would be in charge. Now, Binance is doing the same itself.

While many are skeptical of this, wondering how ‘decentralized’ the exchange can be if a centralized company is launching it, there are also many who are quite excited about the project.

Most DEXes out there have a long way to go until they perfect their platforms and ensure that their users will have a safe, smooth experience. The lack of funding is definitely one cause for slow development, which is something that Binance does not have to worry about. Further, it already has millions of users who are likely prepared to move to the DEX as soon as it goes live.

Next, the exchange will have a legitimate background, considering that a trusted (even though centralized) entity is the one developing it. It will also be run by the community on Binance Chain, and it will use Binance Coin (BNB) as its native currency. The DEX sounds too good to be true, and many see that as proof that it is not true.

However, it might as well be, as Binance seems to be aware of what its users want and need. The launch of a DEX would make Binance a community, more than a simple exchange, and it would guarantee its relevance in the future of crypto. It will also impact BNB heavily, increasing its utility, as well as price. It is an excellent idea, in concept, and while it still remains to be seen what it will be like in reality, the company continues to push with its development, and the DEX’s testnet is already out, being tested and gathering data for future changes and improvements.

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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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