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Cardano (ADA) creating shivers through Ripple and Ethereum’s (ETH) spine

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Earlier this year, Cardano (ADA) surprised the market with its fever that went viral for a couple of weeks if not months. Those who suffered from this ailment were prone to talk about the coin constantly together with its projects. The infected ones were also seen to predict and hope for a wonderful market performance for this year as the digital coin and its management dedicate themselves to delivering on promises concerning its road-map.

And by looking at the coin’s fundamental concepts and roadmap, it is safe to say that once the Cardano (ADA) mainnet is live and running, the digital currency will give the more relevant coins such as Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP) sleepless nights as I will try to elaborate.

Ranked as the 7th most popular virtual currency in the world with a market cap of more than 3.7 billion US dollars, Cardano proves itself to be one of the most notable crypto projects in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. According to Weiss Ratings that were released in May 2018, Cardano was rated to be one of the most promising currencies in the digital sphere having a trustworthy and transparent team.

Cardano (ADA) Vs. Ripple (XRP)

As many might not know, Cardano (ADA) is a virtual currency that facilitates quick and direct money transfer on its blockchain network. On the issue of transaction speeds or durations, the number is yet to be confirmed by the Cardano team; many analysts differ on whether it beats Ripple’s 3.3 seconds per transactions. If these assumptions are anything to go by, Cardano might be the fastest virtual currency and blockchain technology out here to initiate and implement transactions.

Also, Cardano’s platform is believed to run financial applications that can be used for daily activities by regular people like you and I, by institutions, and by nations. From the sound of it, it sounds like Cardano (ADA) will be competing with Ripple’s projects namely, xCurrent, xRapid, and xVia.

Thanks to their worthy developers, the Cardano network is developed in layers that give the system the flexibility and capability to be easily maintained and upgraded. Cardano is usually upgraded using soft forks, and given its upgradable capability, Cardano (ADA) competes hand in hand with Ripple which also is upgradeable. Ripple released their recent upgrade, Ripple v.0.90.1.

Moreover, when it comes to price, Cardano is way cheaper and affordable compared to Ripple (XRP) in the virtual currency markets at present. It offers an untapped source of investment since there is no much hype around the digital token at the moment given that the Cardano blockchain project is run as a non-profit project.

Cardano Vs. Ethereum

In the case of the Parity incident, Ethereum’s smart contracts have proved itself to be vulnerable considering the case where a random user managed to lock up and hold hostage over 200 million US dollars of Ether in the form of a smart contract. Cardano also has the capability of offering smart contracts on its platform more securely and at a shorter period compared to Ethereum.

All in all, Cardano seems to be a present and future threat for both Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP). Keep an eye on this crypto; it’s not just another blockchain project, it’s something ‘real’ in the making.

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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
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • 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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