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Cardano ADA alert: Solid foundations revealed by latest technical release

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Cardano recently announced two new testnets and other substantial progress in their Proof of Stake protocol.

At the heart of Cardano’s technology lies Ouroboros. It’s a scientifically proven algorithm that uses the Proof of Stake principle to guarantee every transaction’s security. Cardano is a pioneer in bringing scientific ideas and peer-reviewed processes into the blockchain world. This latest Ouroboros version (called Genesis) allows new users to join the blockchain without any previous activity or knowledge of the chain’s prior history.

Ouroboros at Eurocrypt 2018

IOHK owns Cardano. They’ve been invited to Eurocrypt 2018 to show their new technology to the cryptography community. This is a great pat on the back for Cardano because they privilege peer-reviewed work and scientific philosophy as a core value in their project.

Eurocrypt is a prestigious academic event, which seldom features presentations with a commercial intent, which is why the fact that Cardano is included this year counts for even more. But showing scientific credibility is one of the things that has distinguished the Cardano project from all other blockchain projects from its very inception.

K-EVM and IELE

K-EVM and IELE (which is more like the LLVM) are two testnets recently announced by the Cardano project.

K-EVM will be released coming May 28th. It aims to bring the Ethereum Virtual Machines semantics to the K framework so that EVM is formalized in a better, more accessible way for developers.

IELE’s point is to give developers a compiler and a toolchain that work on LLVM’s modular principles. It’s the register-based virtual machine that is at the heart of Cardano’s computing layer.

Both K-EVN and IELE are part of Cardano’s Goguen milestone. This is an important step in the project’s development. It’s aimed at increasing functionality for the currency’s smart contract features (which is already unique in the market) and also to support Cardano’s smart contract programming languages called Plutus and Marlow.

Last month’s update announced that the Plutus language engineering is very nearly done. Also IELE’s translator, which allows it to interact with the Ethereum Classic Mantis client. That’s been the roadmap so far and Cardano will update it soon. We should all pay attention.

Cardano’s ADA has been supported by the market over the last few months so it’s value has been increasing steadily, even among the fluctuations we’ve seen recently.

This is a project that has undergone a thorough audit from FP Complete (a third-party software developer) successfully. That has made investors and enthusiasts confident in the project’s reliability and potential to grow and to be held accountable. ADA is currently listed in the Huobi saw Chinese capital flow at Beijing.

This kind of reliability, transparency, announcements and other events have helped the ADA’s value to rise by 150%, and this trend could keep going up as the market sees that Cardano delivers excellence at every step of the way.

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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.

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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.

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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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