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Problems in Cardano camp as the CEO disagrees with foundation chairman

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Cardano (ADA) has been one of the best blockchain projects so far. The organization runs on three different arms to make it a tremendous decentralized blockchain protocol. Three different bodies behind Cardano:  IOHK – headed by Charles Hoskinson, oversees the software development of the blockchain network, Emurgo, manages the upcoming projects under developments by Cardano; and Cardano Foundation – led by Micheal Parson, takes charge of Cardano’s ecosystem.

However, despite being governed by three different bodies, there seems to be a significant conflict in the blockchain project’s camp. Hoskinson recently via an open letter accused the Chairman of Cardano Foundation of carelessness, prejudice, and misuse of Cardano funds.

Hoskinson stated that the Foundation Chairman had been the obstacle towards the progress of it. In a video, the head has urged the community to support the movement towards the sacking of the Foundation chairman.

Further, in Cardano’s open letter, Parson was accused of neglecting his chairmanship obligations. Firstly, Parson employed his colleagues and relatives with little or no knowledge and qualifications to show.

The open letter further stated that cases of fraud were also found on Parson during his time as the chairman of Cardano Foundation. He as well has been accused of staying away from his duties as a Chairman of the foundation, of which he doesn’t interact or chat with the community.

After the open letter was passed out by Cardano, the community has gone to support the movement by raising a petition, and it states:

If you are a believer in the Cardano vision, an investor in the Cardano venture, or if you simply believe, regardless of the loose regulation of the crypto space, that we still deserve crypto leaders to be accountable and to be brought to justice, then you should sign the petition to help us to raise our voices and make Mr. Parsons take appropriate action.”

Cardano’s CEO, Hoskinson, replied via an interview (a video one) and reported that Parson’s negligence is affecting badly. Hoskinson has further stated that Emurgo and IOHK have been taking the bulk of the work to make sure the cryptocurrency still stands.

He also emphasized on the laxity of the foundation chairman stating that Cardano was called upon to Ethiopia for striking a good deal but couldn’t actualize. On the other hand, Cardano’s Foundation accused its other two bodies of trying to boycott the agreement. Hoskinson said,

We just lost it at that point and we said, “Look, we are not going to work with you guys on any capacity until you publish a fair use policy” [….] This is what our relationship has been like for the past year, where they haven’t really collaborated or cooperated with us on a lot of things, they spend money in odd ways which have no purpose to the ecosystem”

The CEO of Cardano also talked on the ‘unconcerned nature’ of Parson as he said,

For two years, he didn’t even put ‘Chairman of The Cardano Foundation’ on his LinkedIn page.”

Hoskinson noted that its new members in the foundation should be elected and the best option for Parson is to tender his resignation. Meanwhile, despite the launch of several projects on Cardano’s network such as Cardano crypto-debit card, Rust SDK, and Yoroi Wallet, the CEO stated that there are more projects to come that will boost ADA value in the future.

Now, whether the CEO and community will be able to make the chairman step out or not, remains a question. And yeah, nobody knows how much damage he might do before the rest of the Cardano army (the CEO and community) succeeds. Would the fear cause investors of stepping back from ADA, and ultimately affect its price? We all will get to know that shortly.

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

The development of…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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