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Reasons why Cardano may be a better bet than XRP or Litecoin in 2018 ahead

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Now that the crypto market seems to be on its way to get back in the business, one of the things that the community has been questioning the most is which would be the best crypto to put the bets on for what it remains of the year 2018.

Let’s recall that last year this was a ubiquitous question as well and that only those who made the right decision ended up obtaining great profits, which is precisely what most of us want to respite at the end of this year.

In this matter, two of the most desirable candidates are Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC), but is it possible that we have another reasonable option in the market? Well, it all seems to point that we do, and it is nothing less than Cardano (ADA), the “decentralized public blockchain and cryptocurrency project” that is currently at the 8th position of the market charts.

Let’s study the main disadvantages that both the Ripple’s XRP and Litecoin (LTC) token have over Cardano (ADA), and why Cardano seems like a better (at least as good as them if not better) option of investment in the coming months of 2018.

XRP and Litecoin (LTC) disadvantages

Ripple (XRP) or just (XRP), as it is most likely known these days, has been struggling with the fact that the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) may be following the trace of the coin in order to set a dictamen on whether or not should the token be classified as a security.

In this matter, one of the moves that Ripple Labs made was to differentiate what Ripple (the company) is, versus the digital asset XRP, and the way it functions, but the truth is we still have to wait a bit to see what will happen regarding the classification.

Furthermore, the company is currently facing three different lawsuits that accuse the crypto of being a security, so this for sure is something the company needs to surpass before being a good candidate of investment during the last two quarters of the year.

In relation to Litecoin (LTC), the story is actually not that different. In fact, Litecoin (LTC) has been struggling for a couple of months now with the discouragement created after the recent Litepay failure, a fact that the company is currently trying to fix via an alliance with a German bank with which it is planning to link fiat and crypto as a unit. Similarly, the token has been very much criticized by the behavior of the CEO of the company that after a large number of critics has started to get defensive with messages such as the following:

“I’m trying my best to get LTC to $400 so people like you will stop shitting on me all the time. Who abandoned LTC?!”

What’s exciting about Cardano?

As it was recently confirmed, Cardano (ADA) is now one of the privileged tokens in the market that is being considered by Coinbase to be listed anytime soon (alongside other candidates such as BAT, XLM, ZRX and ZEC), a fact that, naturally, has created a lot of traction around the crypto.

Let’s recall that during the hard times that the crypto world experienced not so long ago, Cardano (ADA) was one of the most solid tokens in the market, having acceptable performances day after day. And additionally, the crypto is the first virtual coin of the market that is centering on research to set a milestone in the growth path.

We can all agree that great things may be happening with the coin in the coming months, and this is something that is confirmed with the asseverations of the CEO of IOHK and co-founder of the company, who expressed:

“I would love to see Cardano as the first trillion dollar cryptocurrency and the reason being is that that would effectively mean that we have built a self-sustaining economy.”

Indeed, Charlie Lee is fighting as hard as he can to bring Litecoin up (and he probably will be successful in that in the end, too), and Ripple Labs is working over the clock to get things fixed for the token, but Cardano (ADA) has excellent moves under its sleeve that you must not miss. The blockchain has an incredible real-life-use purpose, invest by studying the purpose and not just seeing the hype about any crypto. Over to you.

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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.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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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.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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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