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These latest strides show why Cardano (ADA) is so special

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It has been an interesting few days for cryptocurrencies as the crypto space celebrates the third birthday of Ethereum reflecting many milestones and success that have occurred in the crypto market since the inception of the initial smart contract blockchain.

Adoption and mainstream interest are increasing with each day that passes facilitating the market cap for the entire cryptocurrency industry to increase by over 5,900% with the number of virtual currencies in circulation meeting all-time high numbers. Initially, the mindset and perception of many were that Ethereum was going to be the only blockchain technology that was going to be able to foster mainstream adoption of blockchain technology. That was before Cardano (ADA) came into the picture.

Recently, Charles Hoskinson, Cardano’s (ADA) founder, came out unveiling some of the digital currency’s secret project before the expected day. While he was prematurely unveiling the secret project, Hoskinson introduced Icarus to the world, and yesterday he divulged Yoroi as the addition of Icarus. Cardano foundation has since come out clear to tell the whole world that the two projects have since been updated on Cardano’s (ADA) roadmap.

Many people do not have a single idea of what Icarus is or what it represents? According to Cardano’s official blog. Icarus is a google chrome extension and a locus implementation for application for a lightweight wallet that has been developed by IOHK. The Icarus idea is believed to have the potential to give developers and creators the vantage point of inventing their light and secure mobile wallets for the digital coin.

Icarus is a fully open source code base that will be the first step in a range of open source initiatives to provide developers with a suite of tools for Cardano.”

According to news from Cardano foundation, Icarus came about a series of proof of concepts that were incepted back in March, this year. A small group of developers and IOHK engineers were fascinated by the thought of creating a lightweight Cardano (ADA) wallet that had all the features of Daedalus but superior regarding easy to use and efficiency.

What is Yoroi?

Earlier last week, Cardano (ADA) launched its light-client wallet by the name Yuroi that was launched by Emurgo. Emurgo is an institution that facilitates and supports new Cardano (ADA) projects. The organization declared its interest in launching the foremost implementation of Icarus to the crypto community. Icarus is the first implementation Emurgo is working on to launch; it is a Yoroi wallet.

In the Japanese language, the meaning of Yoroi is great amour a significant name for the project that is taunted to be a secure armament like the one Samurais used to wear in times of battle.

Cardano (ADA) Market Presence

The last 48-hours has experienced a lot of activities in the cryptocurrency sphere as most digital assets have turned their color from red to green in chameleon fashion, and then to red again.

Currently ranked as the 8th most relevant crypto in the market according to market capitalization, Cardano (ADA) seems to be no different than others as it is trading in red alongside others. At the beginning of this month, Cardano’s market price stood at $0.14 after reaching an impressive $0.17 valuation at the end of last month, but now the coin stands at $0.09. The current price of Cardano has nothing to do with what it deserves, by no means, it rather is because the whole market is walking on the bloody-road as yet. Things might change soon.

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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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