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‘Bytecoin (BCN) Not Pump and Dump Scheme,’ says BCN Team on Reddit

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The team at Bytecoin (BCN) had realized a need to communicate with the fans and HODLers of the coin and answer some questions by the community to clarify the progress of the project. It is with this acknowledgment that the team held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit that concluded on the 16th of this month. In the AMA, lots of questions were asked with respect to the coin, the road-map and other issues that were concerning the community. The AMA was successful and had the following questions answered.

Many in the Bytecoin community have been wondering if the coin and project was a pump and dump affair; especially after the debacle that happened when the coin was added on Binance on the 8th of May. With respect to this event, the Bytecoin team responded by saying that they have no control over what direction the price of the coin takes. All they can control is the underlying software of the coin. They also added that Binance never gave them information on a time of the listing as earlier assumed by the community.

Also of concern to the community, was the issue of BCN debit cards and an updated roadmap. The team at Bytecoin was able to elaborate that the debit card project has had some setbacks and they will be updating the community as soon as they have news. With respect to the road-map, the team requested for patience as updates will be available soon.

The project has also been experiencing issues with the WebWallet. The team has been tirelessly working on solving issues of 2FA (two-factor authentication) and refunds. They promised to find a solution and recommended the desktop version of the BCN wallet for use as these issues were sorted.

With respect to partnerships and listings on exchanges, the team also promised good news with time. They are currently working on some partnerships and increasing the coin’s visibility in the markets by having it listed in more exchanges.

Last but not least, in terms of the questions asked, was the rescheduling of the hard-fork. The team explained that hard-forks are usually complex in terms of the technicalities involved and will be updated on when the event will happen. The BCN hard-fork is meant to simplify the code, improve P2P protocol and introduce dynamic fees.

More with respect to the AMA can be found on Reddit where the team gives more detailed responses to the community’s concerns.

Current market analysis of Bytecoin (BCN) indicates that it has decreased by 7.35% in 24 hours and is currently trading at $0.008648 at the moment of writing this. The general feel of the market is of a slight decline with Bitcoin (BTC) currently trading at $8,339 and down 2.13% in the last 24 hours.

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

You have just suffered a major loss. It may have been your mistake, or…

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