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BitShares (BTS) – Technical Analysis – BTS Consolidating Before Its Next Thrust?

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BitShares (BTS) is an open-source, public blockchain-based, real-time financial platform. It provides a decentralized asset exchange similar to the NYSE, but for cryptocurrencies and without the need to trust a central authority to handle all the funds that facilitate trading using an international network of computers, in which anyone can take part.

According to the developers, the platform is capable of processing 100,000 transactions per second (tps) and even more with minimal optimization. For comparison, Visa (NYSE: V), one of the largest financial providers in the world, handles, on average, 2,000 tps with a maximum capacity of 24,000 tps.

BTS allows its users to trade on the built-in fully decentralized exchange (DEX). While traditional cryptocurrency exchanges rely on their own private servers to store, handle and control all the funds, they also have a history of theft, being hacked, or closed down.

The idea of a DEX is to have no access to its users’ private keys, which are the cryptographic equivalent of a strong password to a regular Internet account, and to operate on a distributed computer network. This way traders remain in full control of their money and the trading platform itself is more resistant to attacks.

With that behind us, let’s take a look at BTS from a technical perspective and what may be in store moving forward.

For the past several Months (February-April) BTS found itself in a basing pattern and has just moved out of its Stage I base (short-term) on large volume as can be viewed above.

At present, we can also observe that BTS is trading above all of its important moving averages –  20/50 and 200DMA’s, which from a technical viewpoint, is a positive.

In addition, we can also see that BTS is currently digesting/consolidating the recent thrust on lower volume, while doing so in a Pennant formation, also very constructive and as well, a favorable technical posture.

Moving forward, both investors/traders may want to pay close attention to the action in BTS. More specifically, should BTS ‘pop’ top-side out of its Pennant and perhaps more importantly, be capable of clearing the $.42 level, such development, should it materialize, may just set the stage for another thrust into higher ground with a potential target zone of $.55 – $.60 in the days/weeks ahead,

On the flip-side, the $.32 level should provide decent short-term support, while for those longer-term investors, the $.23 figure provides another level of potential support.

Nevertheless, both investors/traders may want to put BTS front-and-center on their radars, monitoring the action closely in the days ahead as we suspect that another thrust ‘Top-Side’ may be imminent.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
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  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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