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Binance to Launch its Own Decentralized Trading Platform

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When so many companies are launching new blockchains and crypto coins it is not surprising that a cryptocurrency exchange has decided to launch its own blockchain. On 13th March, Binance had revealed that it would soon unveil its own blockchain. The ambitious Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange has announced that their blockchain will arrive with many new features. Currently, Binance.com is working on the upgraded version of its cryptocurrency.

Up till now, Binance like rest of the centralized cryptocurrency exchanges did not see the need to use blockchain. This is because all the activities take place off-chain. The transactions occurring through the exchanges are updated in the order book that is stored on the exchange’s servers. Even though the BNB token of Binance is an ECR20 it does not always depend on the Ethereum blockchain. It is utilized when BNB transactions occur using the Binance platform. These transactions too are settled off-chain.

The Reasons for the Launch

Binance envisions that in the near future the centralized and decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges will complement each other and exist in harmony. This is what led the developers of Binance to create a new blockchain. Binance Chain will be utilized during the transfer and trading of blockchain assets. The cryptocurrency experts say that the move will direct the crypto exchange from being a company to a community. The reason behind the launch of the Binance Chain has been quite clearly stated in the announcement of Binance.

“In just six short months, Binance has transformed into one of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency exchange platforms. Additionally, we completed Binance Labs (a blockchain technology incubator), Binance Info (our Codex), as well as many other components that comprise the Binance ecosystem. We believe that continuously supporting high-quality blockchain projects is the best way to develop this industry. We will continue to improve this part, as we committed in our whitepaper. However, for Binance, this is far from enough.”

“As a public blockchain, Binance Chain will mainly focus on the transfer and trading of blockchain assets, as well as provide new possibilities for the future flow of blockchain assets. Binance Chain will focus on performance, ease-of-use, and liquidity. Binance Coin (BNB) will be upgraded to exist on its own blockchain mainnet, becoming a native coin. At the same time, Binance will transition from being a company to a community.”

Current Status of Binance Exchange

From the tweet of Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of the company, it seems that Binance Chain and the existing centralized exchange will work side by side. Other than improving the experience of trading digital assets, the new decentralized exchange will most likely be used as a launchpad for ICOs and new coins. Recently, in February 2018, Binance was lauded worldwide for the way it handled incidents like the viacoin pump and dump. A year ago, Binance was an unlikely contender in the competition of crypto exchanges. Today, Binance is on the way to become the leading cryptocurrency exchange. According to coinmarketcap.com, Binance currently ranks first (as of 14th March 2018) in the 24-hour volume rankings (exchange) and hosts nearly $1.61 billion worth of cryptocurrency trades.

The updated version of BNB (Binance Coin) will, in future, be a crucial aspect of the system that serves the Binance blockchain. At present, Binance Coin is used to make investments within the Binance ecosystem. Binance, in fact, is always on the lookout for new improvements in their framework in order to better the level of trading experience. The announcement also states, “After extensively researching decentralized exchange frameworks and analyzing existing implementations, we believe significant improvements can be made in providing Binance users with a level of trading experience to which they are already accustomed.”…” We stand here today because we believe that Blockchain technology will change the world. In the face of adversity, we have always elected to tackle issues head-on, instead of retreating. As such, we have decided to officially launch the development of the Binance Chain.”

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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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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