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Charles Hoskinson Returns with Big Cardano (ADA) News

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Cardano (ADA) founder, Charles Hoskinson, recently returned from his exile from social networks which followed after a minor controversy. His return, however, has also brought significant news regarding Cardano’s future development.

Charles Hoskinson’s recent return to Twitter was followed by a lot of excitement for Cardano supporters. Even more so when he decided to broadcast a live video update in which he announced that numerous updates are about to come. The updates in question include Cardano 1.3, 1.4, as well as Shelley update.

Cardano update 1.3

According to Hoskinson, Cardano 1.3 update is about to arrive today, August 8, or tomorrow, August 9. While he stated that no delays are expected, they are still possible due to the fact that percolating the update through the network can take around 12 hours.

He also talked about new update’s modifications, as well as those that will arrive in Daedalus. According to him, efficiency improvement is a large part of the changes, and there has also been a lot of refactoring to enhance the user experience. Memory usage has been reduced from 1.5 GB or 2.0 GB to around 150 MB or 200 MB, which represents a major 90% reduction.

As for the network refactoring, users can expect around 300%-large improvement when it comes to the time that the network needs in order to download a block. Together with other tweaks and changes, Hoskinson claims that the efficiency of Cardano (ADA) has become tremendously improved. He believes that the users will be more than satisfied with the changes and that the team is pretty satisfied with the quality that 1.3 will bring to Cardano.

Cardano update 1.4

After discussing 1.3, Hoskinson announced another update, which is Cardano 1.4. More than that, he even announced the new update’s date of arrival, which is to be September 4th. After that, the QA process will be started.

This is a very significant news for Cardano, especially since 1.4 updates will be the biggest one in Cardano’s history, with multiple big and important features that will come with it.

The update is also said to have a file system with 44 thousand files that will be used for storing the blockchain. This will be a massive improvement when compared to the previous number of 1.3 million necessary files. Code refactoring in this update will make it much easier to test and will bring even more quality to it than what 1.3 is about to bring.

Shelley Update

Finally, Hoskinson addressed Shelley. The update for it already received numerous specifications, and Hoskinson said that around 21 work units are dedicated to working on Shelley right now. He stated that work is linear and parallel, but that it likely won’t be finished before the month’s end.

He did not specify when Shelley is expected to roll out, but he did say that there were a lot of things that were holding the team up. However, a large part of the work has been finished, with the team already being very satisfied with it.

Cardano is definitely advancing to the next stage of its development, but one thing that a lot of people have noticed is that its price fails to reflect this progress. Similarly to the situation with TRON (TRX), Cardano has achieved a lot in a very short period, but it would seem that the current market is not ready to allow ADA to show this progress value-wise.

Still, it is expected that the change will come in due time, and Hoskinson and his team are not showing signs of disappointment or stopping.

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Analyzing The Best-Performing Cryptos

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Over the nebulous first half of this year, some tiny cryptos were able to grow by more than 1000% and reach the desired top 100, while others that were already in the top 50 bastions simply zeroed. What factors led them to perform like this? Luck, external factors or well-made decisions?

First of all, it is important to clarify that it would be unwise to analyze them disregarding the market context (crypto and non-crypto) of the period, so we’re using a holistic approach.
In our timeframe, considering the traditional market cycle of emotions, in contrast to the standard chart below, the euphoria quadrant had a much larger peak and a much shorter duration, starting in the middle of 2017 and ending at the beginning of 2018, while we were stuck in the period of “excitement” since, maybe, 2015. The emotions in red passed in a rush and at the end of July, we were already in deep “despondency”.

Source: https://russellinvestments.com/ca/insights/the-market-cycle-of-emotions

Besides to the fact that the market completed half of the cycle in less than half a year, some very relevant things, besides the usual phenomena expected of an investment market, happened during this period. In addition to the hype the period enjoyed and the fact that bad, inexperienced investors were frantically joining the crypto market, we…

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Is Tether (USDT) really a stable coin?

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Tether is one of the top digital assets in the crypto-sphere. The coin was launched in November 2014 after it changed its name from Realcoin so that the crypto community doesn’t associate it to the altcoins. It is important to know that Tether is a currency that helps to convert fiat currencies into digital currencies.

Moving forward, there have been lots of FUDs around Tether these days as regards to whether it is going to be a truly stable coin as the market has seen dips lately. Also, the FUDs around Tether have raised questions on whether there are any backings to the digital asset.

It is crucial to know that other factors have been attributed, and one of them was a report from last month that stated that Tether and Bitfinex, had gone their separate ways with Noble Bank. The separation made Bitfinex suspend fiat wire deposits – without no reason or whatsoever.

Tether, in regards to market worth, comprises about 92 percent of the market capitalization of stable coins. Also, this stable coin offers two purposes: to stabilize the volatility of Bitcoin, and also to preserve the amount of money purchasing power investors have at hand when the value of larger cryptocurrencies such as BTC drops.

The coin is a good alternative for traders when trying to cash-in on fiat currencies, as we do know that trying to move money from different exchanges to fiat…

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TRON Partnership Involves Cloud Computing

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It has been almost an entire week since Justin Sun, the founder of TRON (TRX), announced a new big partnership for this cryptocurrency. His Twitter announcement did not provide a lot of information, except for the fact that the TRON partnership is with an industry giant worth tens of billions of dollars.

Even so, the entire crypto community started speculating about the new partner’s identity. Soon after the announcement, a new rumor emerged, claiming that the identity of an unnamed corporation was uncovered. According to the rumor, TRON’s new partner is none other than Baidu, one of the largest tech giants of China, which also represents this country’s largest internet search provider.

Baidu is often viewed as China’s version of Google, and if the rumors of a partnership with this company turn out to be true, this will be a big game-changer for TRON.

However, in days following the announcement, new reports started coming in with claims that the partnership will not revolve around blockchain technology. Instead, ODaily reported that the alleged partnership between TRON and Baidu will be focused on cloud computing. The report claims that TRON will be purchasing computing resources from Baidu.

Baidu to…

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