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Why Binance Could Become The First Centralized Company To Achieve Total Decentralization

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At this point, pretty much everyone who knows anything about cryptocurrencies knows that they are based on the concept of decentralization. The same is true for the blockchain technology. While there are some exceptions, such as certain stablecoins, most digital coins follow this principle.

This means that these coins, as well as their network, have no central authority, no single entity that would make choices and decisions that would impact others. However, while most coins managed to achieve this through different complex mechanisms and algorithms — one aspect of crypto trading still remains heavily centralized. We are, of course, talking about crypto exchanges.

Centralization of crypto exchanges

Most of the largest crypto exchanges out there are designed as companies, rather than community-operated platforms. The exchanges have their employees who designed them and developed special tools. They act as customer support, developers, innovators, and alike.

They also get to decide which coins will be listed and which are too weak, uncertain, or not fit to be found on the list. Exchanges are also responsible for keeping the traders’ and investors’ funds safe, which is why they typically develop their own wallets. As such, they are often targeted by hackers, as the coins are stored in an exchange wallet, waiting to be withdrawn, sold, or converted into different currencies.

This makes them extremely unsafe, and investors and traders are always advised against holding their funds in an exchange-operated wallet for longer than absolutely necessary. Another thing to consider is that the exchange, centralized as they are, are actually those who have full control of the wallets, as well as your coins. If an exchange decides to freeze the wallets, you would not be able to retrieve your tokens until the wallet is unfrozen.

Obviously, this goes against the idea of decentralization, where each person is the sole owner of their own funds, which is why decentralized exchanges, or DEXes, were developed. DEXes are still mostly in an experimental stage, and it is difficult to regulate them, but they fit the crypto community’s idea of decentralization, which is why they boomed as a trend.

So much so, in fact, that some of the centralized exchanges started developing their own decentralized versions. Binance is one of the biggest and best examples of this.

Binance’s road towards decentralization

Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world in terms of trading volume. It offers numerous coins, trading pairs, and even its own native cryptocurrency — Binance Coin.

The exchange’s management has recognized the crypto world’s need to achieve full decentralization, which is why they are currently developing Binance DEX. The exchange would run on Binance’s own blockchain, which is currently also in development, but the blockchain itself would not be operated solely by Binance.

Because of this, the Binance DEX would be a fully-decentralized exchange, where Binance would be only one of the entities operating it. Eventually, it would have no more control over the blockchain than anyone else, and it would all come down to the decisions made by the community, as it should be.

The DEX would utilize BNB, just like the centralized version does so that the coin would remain useful and beneficial to traders, while it would still help the exchange pay for development costs. Someday, if Binance DEX proves to be what the crypto world needs, the centralized version of the exchange might even become obsolete. That day is still far into the future, however, and for now, the DEX is still being developed.

But, Binance has proven that it is willing to listen to its customers and provide them with what they need and want. It is currently gaining valuable feedback which will make its ecosystem better, faster, and more decentralized. These are all very smart moves which will likely ensure the exchange’s future, no matter what path the crypto space ends up traveling. In addition, the exchange’s efforts to bring a proper, fully-operational DEX will likely make it one of the first, if not THE first centralized company to travel down the path of total decentralization.

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Top 4 Cryptocurrencies to Bet on in 2019

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The crypto winter ended and Bitcoin is breaking through the $5000 resistance barrier and leading a general charge in bullishness among cryptocurrencies has seen more positivity in the market than ever before. However, before any talk of a crypto spring should start, we need to look at what happened during the winter.

Many different platforms were either fully released or improved upon significantly. There has been a surge of innovation and the crystallization of ideas. The market isn’t just about crypto trading or bitcoin trading; it has become more about what businesses will leverage blockchain in the best way. Investors need to look at what a coin offers beyond just being a cryptocurrency. What partners does it have, what is the long term plan and is it liquid enough?

Investing in altcoins has never been a better option than right now. The volatility index shows that the market is growing without having to rely on Bitcoin. While Bitcoin still determines and up or down trend, the altcoins do not follow this trend exactly. More and more tokens and coins are surviving and thriving on their own merits rather than riding in Bitcoin’s wake.

The four coins to follow are our pick for the top 4 cryptocurrencies most likely to give you substantial returns by the end of 2019.

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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Luxcore

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With the recent surge of Bitcoin in the last few weeks, many traders are hoping for a more profitable year than 2018.  Even if that comes to fruition, my advice over the past year remains the same.  Traders must look for companies and projects that offer blockchain solutions with real-world use and complete transparency.  One company that meets both of those requirements is Luxcore (LUX).

What is Luxcore?

Luxcore is a blockchain solutions and services ecosystem that focuses on developing security and privacy products.  The Luxcore platform utilizes the PHI2 algorithm powered blockchain to build a wide variety of product offerings.  One of the platform’s primary goals is to help close the gap between regular consumers and enterprise users by introducing specific use-cases for each group of users.

Exciting Roadmap for 2019

As mentioned earlier, one of the absolute requirements of building a successful blockchain project is to be fully and completely transparent.  Luxcore certainly meets that requirement with the introduction of their most recent roadmap.

The roadmap does a great job of showing which projects are in development, how far along each project is, and the expected completion date of each project.  With this, LUX traders and potentially interested consumers can follow along and monitor the status of projects that they are especially interested in.

Since many crypto projects have inevitably disappointed the market, offering…

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Can XRP Break Out of the Falling Wedge?

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XRP is the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, which currently sits at around $13.5 billion. The coin also has a price of $0.325316 at the time of writing, after seeing a significant price correction of 4% in the last 24 hours.

Just like many other cryptocurrencies, XRP has seen massive losses during the 2018 bear market. However, this falling wedge seems to have seen a real breakout in 2019, as the crypto winter started to let go, and a lot of coins saw significant price recoveries.

XRP’s falling wedge was much more difficult to stop, which can be seen on its long-term chart. But, the recent bull runs allowed numerous cryptocurrencies to finally see growth, and XRP is definitely one of them. The charts also show that the coin’s falling wedge has seen a breakout, which is an excellent thing for the future of XRP’s price.

However, for the coin’s price to truly turn and stay bullish, XRP needs to see larger volumes. The experts believe that this is the key for a new rally, one which would allow XRP to reach true recovery.

XRP price performance and predictions

As mentioned, XRP had struggled to start growing even when most other cryptocurrencies were drawn in a number of bull runs. While the coin has been acting the same as others until mid-February, it is clear that the…

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