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Charlie Lee Officially Confirmed Litecoin (LTC) and TokenPay Collaboration

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The news about Litecoin starting a collaboration with TokenPay came exclusively on April 26. Charlie Lee officially announced that LTC will now be pairing up with TokenPay officially as it was implied earlier. However, the official statement made by the “first man” of Litecoin, contained Lee’s claims that Litecoin and TokenPay “are still exploring options”, which means that the partnership is not yet official. Let’s see what would it take to have TokenPay and Litecoin collaborating together, as well as what this collaboration could mean for Litecoin.

Is Litecoin Starting Collaboration with TokenPay?

Although Charlie Lee, the first man of Litecoin, is still keeping the public in the dark while all LTC enthusiasts and holders are waiting to see if the mentioned collaboration is actually going to happen in reality, there are some strong indications that this collaboration could turn official very soon.

As it is easily concluded, LTC came as a bit vulnerable after this currency lost its long-held spot as the fifth-best currency in accordance with the global coin ranking list. Its spot was lost to EOS, which easily climbed to the spot number five, that way taking it over due to significantly increased trading volume of EOS currency, while LTC went down taking the spot number 6 on the global coin ranking list.

This is probably the main reason why LTC is so closely monitored – the team lead by Charlie Lee is stepping up its game while trying to bring LTC to mass adoption while also working on having Litecoin partnering up with TokenPay as it was originally indicated in the not so far past.

Moreover, what makes us believe that TokenPay and Litecoin are set to officially pair up is the fact that Charlie Lee and TokenPay’s Derek Capo, revealed to the public that both, LTC and TokenPay are exploring an opportunity to include a German bank in a project that would involve crypto debit cards and many more.

In case you didn’t follow up on Verge and TokenPay story, if we go back a couple of weeks ago, you can recall that Derek Capo announced that the TokenPay team is planning on purchasing a German bank while the plan included Verge as TokenPay’s currency of choice.

Around the time when we were still unaware that Verge has started a crowdfunding campaign in order to collect 75 million XVG for a mystery partnership, the community believed that the mystery partnership was actually hiding TokenPay as a partner, to which the majority of XVG holders and investors were looking forward to.

In the end, it turned out that XVG was actually partnering up with MindGame which brought them to PornHub as one of the possible payment methods.

In case you are holding or are interested in holding XVG, you will be glad to know that this partnership is happening. Verge currency will be used in a bank in Munich in case Derek Capo buys the bank off as mentioned in the official tweet discussion between Derek Capo and Charlie Lee.

In this tweet public conversation, TokenPay was confirmed as one of the investors for the crowdfunding campaign, also adding that TokenPay is planning on adding more currencies besides from adding Verge to the Munich bank that is planned to be a part of a massive project started by TokenPay.

However, the Verge-TokenPay collaboration does not exclude collaboration between Litecoin and TokenPay.

In the further public conversation between the two representatives, Charlie Lee added that “he doesn’t care if Litecoin is 2nd”, thinking about the collaboration between Verge and TokenPay while indicating that LTC is more than ready to join this more than a promising project.

Derek Capo, as a reply, made an unofficial offer to Charlie Lee, stating that if he is interested in talking about real crypto debit cards, TokenPay is ready for collaboration as they will be buying off 9.9% of one of the German banks. At the end of his unofficial call for action directed to Charlie Lee, Derek Capo added that ”the battle of old world and a new world is just getting started!”, which means that TokenPay is planning on making a huge move towards leading cryptocurrencies towards mass adoption, which is definitely where Litecoin and Charlie Lee want to be.

How is Litecoin doing at the Current Moment?

At the beginning of April 26th, as per the atmosphere on the market, Litecoin was dropping for a bit over 5% against the dollar, while it was rising against BTC for a couple of percents since the market is massively going down again, which is the case for a couple of days now.

However, as of a couple of hours ago, Litecoin has seen a minor rise of 0.48% that soon rose to 0.82% against the dollar, which means that LTC is still trading in the green despite the atmosphere in the market.

LTC is also rising against Bitcoin by 1.98%, which means that Litecoin is currently doing better in the market when compared to BTC.

After the latest change in the market, Litecoin can be purchased at the price of 146.85$, which is still far from its all-time high of 366$ as marked in December of 2017.

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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.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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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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