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Cardano (ADA) Plans for a Comeback in the Crypto Game

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Cardano (ADA) is one of the most reputed and well-known decentralized public blockchain and cryptocurrency project, which is entirely open-source. We cannot ignore the significance of it when it’s firmly in the green zone along with NEO and its rival EOS. Where most coin’s value is manipulated by the effect of its hype backed up with misleading information, Cardano’s community remains oblivious and unshaken to such tricks. In the recently formed bullish markets, people would want to get into projects which ensure a healthy return and the Big Five will get its fair share of attention, but Cardano is the project which could actually lead the cryptocurrency markets by the nose in the upcoming days.

Brief Overview of Cardano:

Cardano is building a highly developed smart contract platform whose features outshine all other pre-existent technologies. Cardano is the first blockchain based platform which was launched as a research-driven approach. Cardano names itself as the third generation blockchain platform which was built to solve the problems surrounding blockchain space. The developer’s team working behind Cardano is made up of expert technical researchers who ensure that its technology is peer-reviewed.

Components of Cardano Project:

Following are the components that build Cardano blockchain project:

i. CCL (Cardano Computation Layer)

The Cardano computational layer is all about programming language and it is responsible to bring programming language to Cardano’s blockchain in order to merge with it. This part interacts with CSL that is described below for resulting in a settlement.

ii. CSL

CSL or Cardano Settlement Layer is based on a distributed ledger aspect of Cardano and it functions in an ecosystem which is primarily focused on it. In this layer, the value of Cardano is seen to be transacted.

iii. Ouroboros

Aims and Objectives:

Its Cardano’s own proof-of-stake algorithm which powers Cardano’s blockchain, but it hasn’t been tested anywhere else. It’s an integrated design consensus protocol which has sustainability feature built into its own reward system where approx. 25% portion of the block reward is placed in Cardano to ensure the growth of the ecosystem.

Daedalus

Daedalus is the name of the wallet created and implemented by Cardano’s team to hold Cardano’s tokens (ADA). But due to the open-source nature of Daedalus, a user can store any cryptocurrency in it. Daedalus wallet is being constantly upgraded in order to support various cryptocurrencies and to act as a DApp building platform in the future.

The Cardano project has been an ambitious one where its team functions to overcome some of the major difficulties within the current blockchain technology which are;

i. Scalability

ii. Interoperability

iii. Sustainability

The reason why Cardano project was broken down into the abovementioned layers was due to achieving its goals. The two layers of Cardano settlement and Cardano computational is designed to function as a couple but also keep their differences within the system. The technical and business development aspects of Cardano is taken care of by IOHK and, Emurgo and Cardano ecosystem. During the crowdsale, Cardano tokens were distributed to these organizations as well.

Good News for Cardano Community:

The most hyped part of the Cardano project for its community is perhaps the upcoming Shelley release. In preparation for this release, Cardano has opened registrations for participating in staking pools but not all participants will be able to set-up, maintain and run nodes. But Cardano’s team gave good news to its holders that they too can become a slot leader on the ‘Ouroboros’ delegated P-o-S (Proof-of-Stake) consensus. But since it hasn’t been tested or used before hence, Cardano team has to constantly test it before placement. The recent release of wallet updates for the community to use was also a part of the good news. They recently announced their awaited Daedalus wallet compatible with Linux OS.

On 12th April, Cardano released its weekly technical report that can be summarised as follows;

i. Cardano paper wallets are complete and being tested for quality

ii. Work on Exchange endpoints has also finished

iii. Cardano networking is now 33% faster than before and it’ll increase with time

iv. Cardano’s Virtual Machine Test Version ‘IELE-Testnet’ which is slated to be launched in April is close to completion.

Investor Friendly Coin – Cardano

Cardano wasn’t spared during the extreme bearish markets; it fell with the rest of the cryptocurrencies and lost most of its gains from last December. But because of its constant development and upcoming released from its dedicated team, Cardano is still named as one of the most investor-friendly cryptocurrency. Cardano previously shifted its focus from ADA/BTC pairs to ADA/USD pairs because it was the investor’s need of the hour. No other coin has committed such an accommodation.

Their update to paper wallets has spiked interest of people who have seen ledger wallet’s vulnerabilities. At a time when ledger wallet (previously known as the safest wallet) can be hacked by a 15-year-old kid, the decision of shifting to paper wallets guarantees Cardano team’s concern for security.

Conclusion:

Significant crypto funds like BKCM LLC are bullish on Cardano and many others are sure to raise their stakes till the bulls are free. Cardano is currently ranked at 7th place after suffering losses in Q1. But the price indicates an increase of 23.39% since the last 24-hours. With a market capitalization of $5.6 Billion, each ADA token is priced at $0.214. it is evident that Cardano is set to have a successful Q2. In case circumstances surrounding Ethereum doesn’t die down soon, Cardano is more likely to shift the paradigm and take its place.

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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 and read our full disclaimer.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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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.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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