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Cardano (ADA) Wants its Place on Coinbase

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Cardano (ADA) has stated recently that their goal is to become the next coin to be listed on Coinbase. According to them, the announcement from Coinbase which will confirm this is about to come soon.

As of yet, the crypto exchange has not announced anything regarding the plans of introducing any new coins. Still, this will soon change, according to Cardano, which believes that Coinbase is currently targeting various markets around the globe.

The statement from Coinbase itself says that they intend to support the Ethereum’s technical standard called ERC20. Different ERC20 assets regarding the Coinbase products will be supported by this as well, but the exchange does not plan on supporting any specific features or assets at this time.

Cardano’s potential for entering Coinbase

As many already know, Cardano is made in order to allow its users to make different decentralized apps, as well as to make transactions instantly via P2P networks. Since it is a blockchain with a unique nature, it is favorable for those who wish to create dApps and make transactions nearly instantly, and almost for free, at that.

As a coin, it is backed throughout the Americas, South Asia, Europe, and, of course, in its parent country – Japan.

The best platform for smart contracts in the world

The evolution of smart contracts regarding the blockchain tech is advancing rapidly. For now, the leader in this area is definitely Ethereum. However, ADA is seen as a close second, with EOS coming close to this position as well.

Cardano is written in a very complex programming language which is using equally as complex mathematical logic. It is called Haskell, and its coding allows for some of the best security, as well as the fastest transactions. In some ways, this platform can even beat Ethereum itself, and there are those who believe that this is something that will actually happen in the near future.

Still, even though the platform itself is more than excellent, this is not enough for ADA to add its name to Coinbase’s list just yet. In itself, Cardano is more than just a blockchain. Its coins are stored in a very safe platform called The Daedalus Wallet, which is an additional reason why Coinbase might seriously consider adding this currency. The security, obviously, comes first here.

Cardano’s place allows it to influence strategic customers

There are many things that Cardano has in common with Coinbase, especially when we are talking about their available customers. The recent increase in both, Singapore and Europe really stands out here. The increase in Cardano is growing in Europe particularly, and 8 out of 10 strongest countries have been searching this token on Google actively. Top searches of Coinbase come from at least 5 of the same countries that are so interested in Cardano. Those include Slovenia, Cyprus, Switzerland, Croatia, as well as the Netherlands.

Obviously, Cardano is gaining popularity in Europe, and adding it to Coinbase would be a very good strategy since it would provide a lot of influence in this area. The market is prepared, and the customers are there. All that remains now is for the Coinbase to release the announcement.

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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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