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Bitmain Chooses EOS for its Second Major Investment of the Year

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Block.one, the company responsible for one of the top cryptocurrencies, EOS, has just received a major investment by $12 billion-worth crypto firm called Bitmain.

Block.one chosen for a large investment

A new major development in the crypto world has seen Block.one, a company behind EOS, receiving a large investment from the largest crypto company, Bitmain. Bitmain’s co-founder, Jihan Wu, stated that the decision to invest in EOS came after its protocol demonstrated significant innovations that came over the course of the previous 12 months. EOS has focused on the creation of a strong, scalable and stable ecosystem, that would support the creation of dApps, as well as commercial decentralized platforms.

Wu even stated that the protocol is a great example of innovation regarding the blockchain technology, with its scalability and performance being capable of meeting the ever-growing consumer needs. According to him, this is yet another very important step towards mainstream adoption of the blockchain technology.

Block.one’s CEO, Brendan Blumer, stated that the company’s goal, for now, is to establish connections and partnerships with various strategic investors. The company wishes to connect to as many people that are sharing EOS team’s goals as possible. He stated that Block.one is almost ready to announce plans for the future, and are now searching for those willing to improve the security and connections of the world.

Bitmain’s investments and interests

Bitmain is currently the largest cryptocurrency company, with a market valuation of $12 billion. This has allowed it to easily surpass the likes of Binance, Coinbase, and even Ripple Labs. Bitmain’s advance was rapid, but the company and its officials obviously proved to be capable enough to professionally handle it.

Recently, Bitmain has become known for investing large amounts in various companies. It invested up to $50 million in one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, and it even led a $110M Series E round for a crypto wallet platform and exchange, Circle. Now, Bitmain decided to support Block.one, who has managed to raise up to $4 billion after a year-long ICO.

Both Wu, as well as the company itself, have been very open with their enthusiasm and excitement regarding dApps and decentralized protocols. Especially when they come from a popular platform that is capable of both attracting, as well as properly serving millions of customers. Now, Block.one seems to be an obvious choice for Bitmain’s plan to expand through the world of cryptos and blockchain. So far, the company has been focused on the creation of crypto mining equipment, as well as on its investment arm.

What is next for EOS?

EOS is at a very important part of its journey currently, and it claims to be capable of serving dApps with millions of users. If true, and there is no reason to believe otherwise, EOS will have to focus on expanding its developer community now. This will be the next most important step in its development, and it will require a developer community that will be capable of rivaling that of Ethereum.

Ethereum is the second largest crypto, which means that it represents a very, very big challenge for EOS. Especially considering that ETH’s developer community numbers over a quarter of a million capable developers. EOS has quite a task laid out before it, but it has already proven to be good at tackling challenges.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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