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Cardano CEO Charles Hoskinson Shares Thoughts on Hyperledger Relationship

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Charles Hoskinson, who is the CEO and founder of IOHK, as well as the leader of a team behind Cardano (ADA) cryptocurrency, recently held an AMA session in Toronto. The AMA took place on October 17th, and numerous investors and crypto enthusiasts used the opportunity to ask various questions.

Cardano’s possible collaboration with Hyperledger

The event covered quite a few subjects, from IOHK split with Cardano Foundation, over ADA markets, to Hoskinson’s thoughts about cooperation with Hyperledger. Additionally, participants also wanted to know what Hyperledger projects can Cardano contribute to in the future.

Hoskinson answered this by praising Hyperledger, and stating that there are a lot of great projects currently in development. He especially named two of them — Fabric and Sawtooth. He also mentioned Cardano’s team already being well-acquainted with the team behind Fabric, but not as much when it comes to Sawtooth.

Furthermore, Hoskinson praised Fabric project’s leader, Christian Cash. Cash is also leading IACR and, according to Hoskinson, is an excellent guy to have dinner with. Additionally, Hoskinson praised him for being one of the most prominent experts in distributed systems in the world. Following this, Hoskinson also addressed Cash’s project, stating that it is well-thought and well-constructed, as well as persuasive for permission ledgers.

He even stated that Hyperledger’s team seems to be interested in collaborating with Cardano, to an extent. In case that such collaboration does come to pass, Hoskinson mentioned several ideas. These include a new, Enterprise version of Ouroboros, but also another version of Ouroboros which would have probabilistic finality, and several others.

What lies in Cardano’s future?

Hoskinson then talked about the new upcoming developments for Cardano’s ecosystem. Earlier, he announced the release of multiple videos regarding the Shelly project. This time, however, he also announced that Cardano’s new update, version 1.4 is currently ahead of schedule. Thanks to this, it will soon enter a testing stage.

A similar announcement came recently from IOHK, claiming that Daedalus 0.11.1 and Cardano 1.3.1 can be expected soon.

The community seems to have been pleased with these answers, with many of them being convinced that ADA will dominate the world someday. Others have praised Hoskinson for being open and willing to answer their questions.

At the moment, Cardano seems to be doing rather well. Numerous new updates are on their way, while ADA itself still holds the rank of 9th largest coin by market cap. At the time of writing, its price is at $0.0757 per coin, albeit with a slight drop of 1.10% in the last 24 hours.

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Encrypgen’s New HODLING Incentive Program May Send DNA Token Soaring

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Cryptocurrency traders have enjoyed a Bitcoin moon shot during the past few months.  Those gains have created a much more enjoyable environment for crypto bulls.  Whether it’s a temporary or permanent increase remains to be seen but hitting the 10,000 level has put everyone in a better mood.  Unfortunately, altcoins have not had experienced the same type of gains and are lagging significantly behind Bitcoin.

I’ve written articles in the past year that there is at least a decent chance that many altcoins won’t survive the current environment.  The ones that do will do so because they created a platform that has real world usage.  After spending countless hours researching many of the existing altcoins, I’ve yet to see a company that is more promising than Encrypgen (DNA).

Encrypgen Background Information

Encrypgen is a genomic blockchain network that provides customers and partners with best-in-class, next generation, blockchain security for protecting, sharing and re-marketing genomic data. This creates a fair marketplace for a person’s DNA that can be stored privately and sold (if a person wishes to do that). A person’s DNA can also be shared privately and securely with their physician for their personalized care.

Typically, people can send their DNA off to a lab to find out who they are and where they come from. As fun as that might sound, there is a significant security problem…

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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TRON (TRX) Is Likely to Go Big in June

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We are now halfway through 2019, and the situation in the crypto space is better than ever in the past year. Numerous cryptos are seeing large gains, often cut by brief periods of stagnation or small corrections, but the overall sentiment is obviously bullish.

Bitcoin sits way above the $8k mark, and while it struggles to go beyond $8,700, it is still trying to grow. Investors and analysts are quite bullish regarding the foreseeable future, and a lot of altcoins are expected to follow BTC in this regard. However, today, we would like to talk about one particular altcoin — TRON (TRX) — as well as why it is likely to go big in June.

TRON’s progress so far

As many people in and out of TRON community know, TRX is not a project that often sits still. It is rich with announcements, particularly when it comes to his CEO, Justin Sun, whose enthusiastic tweets often seem like hype building to many.

However, TRON made some massive progress in 2018, which was the worst year cryptocurrencies have ever seen. This is not something that can be achieved through hype alone, and the project needs to have true quality and value in order to see such massive development in the middle of the longest and harshest crypto winter in…

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