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Bitcoin-Ripple Jigsaw: Here are the last 2 pieces needed to transform the world

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Bitcoin and Ripple (XRP) are certainly great cryptocurrencies that can change the world. Although, both Bitcoin and Ripple (XRP) haven’t gotten the drive they need to become the game changers. However, in this article, we will take a detailed look at the final pieces that Bitcoin and Ripple need to revolutionize the world.

Bitcoin’s price will rise if it goes mainstream

Recent research from pollsters Gallup discovers the total percentage of people that have invested in Bitcoin and cryptos, emphasizing how well the price of Bitcoin will surge higher if more people invest in Bitcoin worldwide.

The recent survey was conducted on 2000 people in the United States, and as per the results, only two percent invest on Bitcoin and fewer than one percent of these people have plans to invest in it in the future.

Subsequently, most of the investors clearly stated their disapproval in investing in Bitcoin. Additionally, about 26 percent of these people say they are fascinated by Bitcoin but don’t consider investing in it.

Gallup states:

The price of Bitcoin is back on an upswing after crashing earlier this year causing some to say its bubble is again about to burst and others to argue that its value will only accelerate as more merchants inevitably adopt it. For now, most investors are on the sidelines, knowing little to nothing about bitcoin. Few are already in it, and even fewer plan to jump in soon.”

Gallup further added that “looking to the future, however, many younger investors who currently say they are intrigued may be converted to investors once the currency goes more mainstream.”

Taking the results of the survey into account, we have a total of 26 percent of the population in the U.S intrigued by Bitcoin. If the same conclusions apply to the rest of the world, and this set of people invest on Bitcoin (BTC), that would have a big effect not just on the price of Bitcoin, but on the price of other cryptos such as Ripple (XRP).  This is the first piece that could change all, Bitcoin, XRP, and the world.

Ripple (XRP) – An alternative to Swift

Concerning Ripple (XRP), there are more shreds of evidence that big plans for Ripple and XRP are in the oven. Most central banks and the United States itself, as a country, are taking notice of the cryptocurrencies, because it is becoming a significant threat to them.

The U.S. currently enjoys its universal control over the global reserve. The U.S. Dollar seems overpriced considering its foundations closely, thus, putting its ability to borrow at risk – with that in mind, there is an estimate that it needs to borrow USD 10 Trillion in the next ten years.

On the other hand, countries like China and Russia are currently trying to reduce the dominance of the U.S Dollar in the international finance and also as the global reserve currency.

Russia on its own fears that the U.S would cut it off from the global financial system ever since the Crimea incident by excluding it from Swift. Since then, Russia has been taking good measures to shield itself from being cut off from the financial system by creating an alternative to Swift. Many other countries don’t want the U.S to be in charge of the global reserve; and clearly, a platform that has created a better alternative to Swift is Ripple.

Many moves are being taken by governments to retain control of the reserve currency, and Ripple has been involved in this regard. This is the second piece that needs to be placed to change the world. Many analysts see these pieces getting connected in the near future.

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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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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.

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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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