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Cardano (ADA) Could Be About To Take Off: Don’t Miss Out

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When you talk about third generation blockchain technology, it’s hard not to mention Cardano (ADA). This is one that’s drawn a huge amount of attention over the last six months, both from the perspective of investors/traders and the wider media, and it’s one that’s going to continue to do so as the current correction bottoms out and the bitcoin and wider cryptocurrency markets stage a recovery.

How can we be so confident?

People will say that bitcoin has no inherent value and while there’s a very strong argument that the differentiators between bitcoin and fiat are its inherent value, it’s not a particularly clear argument to make when you’re talking to someone who isn’t that familiar with the space.

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This isn’t the case with Ethereum (ETH). ETH is used as a function-type asset to facilitate the execution of smart contracts, which in turn form the critical components of decentralized applications. That’s why Ethereum has taken off over the last twelve months (the latest correction aside, of course) – there’s a very easy value proposition associated with the ETH token and it’s rooted in increased demand of the platform and the parallel increased demand for the gas token.

And the same argument applies to ADA.

This is a token that very much supports the ecosystem with which it’s linked, meaning that so long as the adoption of said ecosystem continues to increase, the coin or token should increase in value.

And Cardano is attracting a huge amount of attention right now. Sure, the platform is in its early days and, as such, there’s a long way to go before Cardano can be classed as a serious competitor to Ethereum but that doesn’t mean this won’t happen – just that it’s a bit farther down the line.

There’s also a secondary input here that’s going to drive value in this coin going forward.

Specifically, the Weiss ratings.

As the price of bitcoin and its peers have crashed over the last few weeks, the attention that markets are paying towards the Weiss ratings has dropped off. However, at the same time, the global equities markets are struggling. What we expect, then, is a wave of capital transfer from the stock markets to the cryptocurrency markets.

Much of this capital is going to be what we might deem ‘new capital’ and it’s going to look for a mainstream interpretation of the quality of the various options in the space.

Take a look at the above mentioned Weiss ratings, and you’ll see that Cardano scores above a whole host of its major competitors. ADA has a B rating, while BTC has a C+ rating. Sure, there’s an argument that these ratings are nonsense and – in our eyes – the argument is somewhat valid. That’s not important, however.

These ratings are going to play a role in the way that new entrants judge their capital allocation and when they see a green box next to Cardano and a yellow box next to bitcoin, it’s going to influence acquisition decisions.

So for these reasons, we really don’t see ADA going anywhere but up from here.

Right now, the coin goes for $0.33 a piece and commands (at these prices) a market capitalization of $8.75 billion. At these metrics, however, ADA is down more than 75% from highs or, as is another way to put that, is available for just a quarter of the price it traded at the start of this month.

Stick it out and pick the winners.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency.

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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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