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Bitcoin and Litecoin prices will surge significantly and could even replace fiat currency

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The 21st century has witnessed a lot of changes in the financial markets. However many, almost none of the changes, have been as momentous as the introduction of cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency has become a threat to the regulated financial system in every facet leading to speculations on the probability of some cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin replacing physical money and blockchain technology substituting central banks in the future.

Many financial analysts have singled out possibilities of revolutionary changes in the financial markets as a result of the emergence of virtual currency. Others argue that Bitcoin does not meet the merit for cash; therefore, the virtual currency cannot replace fiat currency.

Both arguments make sense in their respective rights and its good to measure both arguments to come to an all-inclusive decision. This can only be done by examining both the traditional financial systems and the emerging crypto blockchain technologies. By doing this, we will be able to tell the impact Bitcoin will have on the financial system and whether it can replace fiat currency.

How Does the Traditional Financial System Work?

The financial system is a web of financial institutions governments use to supply money in an economy. Treasury, Central banks, Commercial banks, and Mint are some of these financial institutions.

Every nation uses physical money; therefore, their intrinsic value is determined by governments through their respective central banks. Physical currency exists as stored data, such as bank balances and records of credit and debit card settlements. Money supply is regulated through the minuscule reserve system, where banks and financial institutions are permitted to accept deposits and take loans as long as they have reserves.

The deposit liabilities are usually more than the bank reserve making the money supply to be more than the base money. To ensure banks have sufficient money for withdrawals, the central bank is charged with the responsibility of regulating the whole process of the money supply.

The Demise of Physical Money

According to many financial experts, the days of the dollar being the global reserve currency are slowly coming to their end. It could be substituted from 10 to 15 years from now. The question is not whether it’s going to happen because it is going to happen, the real question is, when. It looks like notable financial experts like Peter Schiff, Bill O’Reilly, Robert Kiyosaki, and Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong, agree with these sentiments although having different outlooks of how the whole situation might play out.

From the observation of the market trends and technological advancements being made, we foresee the US dollar falling from being the world’s economic sledgehammer sooner than expected; its fall will be at the hands of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin.

Litecoin Price Analysis

Litecoin has experienced substantial declines in price this year trading at a low of 73.17 US dollars from a high of 323.12 US dollars earlier this year.

But, according to crypto experts, Litecoin has the potential to reach as high as 500 to 600 US dollar, regardless of its current situation. Currently ranked as the 6th most significant digital coin in the crypto market with a market cap of $4.8 billion, Litecoin is no doubt a digital currency worth watching and investing.

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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.  

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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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The rise of the crypto casinos

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In the hyper-competitive world of online casinos, operators are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. The most usual methods include using distinctive branding, offering generous bonuses and making sure that they are on all of the major so-called affiliate sites where players can compare and contrast casinos’ different offerings.

But now a whole new generation of casinos are starting to emerge – ones whose key difference isn’t what and how you play, but more in how you pay.

The rise and rise of the cryptocurrency casino is seen by many as the next logical step in a world that is slowly but surely starting to accept that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, et al. are certainly here to stay.

Of course, it’s the first of these cryptocurrencies that has really grabbed the headlines and led the way with its meteoric performance in 2017 when it seemed like its $20,000 value was just the start of the story. Admittedly, this was short-lived and the value quickly fell back to a more sustainable level but, if it achieved one thing, it was to cement this exciting new kind of currency in the consciousness of the general public.

Why Bitcoin and online casinos are the perfect partners

In many ways, it’s the perfect partnership between Bitcoin and online casinos with multiple benefits for both.

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