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Cardano venturing into new territories with VR enabled Blockchain education

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There is no denying that we are living in a fast-paced world of technological advancements. For instance, Virtual Reality has come a long way and currently, there are all sorts of VR experiments going on in the education space where the technology is being used to explore and study virtual concepts as tangible objects. In fact, the Cardano team is already at work in this sector.

Cardano is making bold moves into these uncharted territories with a bid to create the first of its kind 3-D environment that will enable users to navigate and explore tangible concepts of Blockchain technology. Granted, the world has already had a fair introduction to Blockchain technology with the advent of Bitcoin, however, this new project is set to allow people to understand specific details.

The Symphony of Blockchain project

If word from IOHK is anything to go by, the complexity of both Blockchain and the current state of VR makes up a perfect combination for a space that is ripe for disruption. Charles Hoskinson, the CEO at IOHK, mentioned that

IOHK has a commitment to both education and design

He also added that the move to use VR to educate people on Blockchain technology is “beautiful as much as it is functional and our hope is that it will help make Blockchain truly understandable for a whole new audience”.

The plan by IOHK (the organization backing the Cardano project) is to give the world a top gift that will enable visual and understanding of Blockchain technology using captivating VR technology.  People will be able to interact with the hidden concepts that make up Blockchain technology in an entertaining and easily digestible manner.

After all, IOHK is already enabled with interactive and imagery text features that allow visitors to its website to dig deep into understanding what Bitcoin is with clickable Bitcoin blocks and music that deliver detailed information and understanding.

Taking Blockchain understanding further

IOHK is working closely with a creative studio based in the UK in a project termed the Symphony of Blockchain, to create a web-based experience that will be a combination of an auditory as well as visually interactive experience that allows people to explore the concept of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology.

According to the projects team leader, the journey so far has been fascinating as the team has had the opportunity to “learn a lot about this underlying technology and sort of finding it a metaphor in which we can use this as a means for people to compare different cryptocurrencies”.

He also added that the team behind the project is poised to make the experience a once in a lifetime event that will eventually educate users and give them the tools they need to adequately compare cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Cardano, IOTA and the likes. Users will also be able to understand the concept of forks and even go back to specific dates when the forks happened and get complete details in a fun and entertaining manner.

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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.

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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)

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