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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XRP Surges By 8% In A Surprise Bull Run
The new price surge that surrounded almost the entire crypto market brought quite a pleasant surprise for XRP holders, as Ripple grew in price by over 8% in the last 24 hours. In fact, XRP managed to achieve a price surge equal to that of Ethereum as of this morning.
While the third largest cryptocurrency is still quite behind ETH when it comes to market cap, many believe that it is only a matter of time before XRP regains its former glory. With that being said, a lot of people are still more than pleased with seeing Ripple climbing back to more stable levels, especially after a big price drop that hit the coin last week.
The new hike up allowed XRP to climb back to $0.446322. While this is still low when compared to its highest point in the last week ($0.52), the coin still seems to be well on its way to recovery. In fact, many believe that XRP has found a new bottom, one that is significantly higher than the last one. Most of this new success can be traced back to a price surge that Ripple has had recently when it even managed to briefly overthrow Ethereum as the second largest coin by market cap.
Despite its drop since then, XRP still remains one of the coins with the strongest growth in the last month. While the market is still far from stable,…
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For a long time now, the so-called stablecoin, Tether (USDT) has been a topic of discussion within the crypto community.
Tether, as a stablecoin, is said to be fully backed by the USD. This allowed it to be one of only a handful of cryptos that can avoid volatility issues, due to the fact that it is backed by a stable fiat currency. However, for as long as it was around, Tether was very secretive of its bank accounts and funds in general.
While claiming to have the ability to back each of its USDT coins, many have questioned whether or not this can be true. At the time of writing (October 16, 2018), Tether has released 2,256,421,736 USDT in circulation. This means that it needs to have at least $2,256,421,736 in order to cover its circulating supply.
At this point, three questions emerge, and answering them could very well change the future of this stablecoin. The questions are as follows:
- Are all USDT coins fully backed?
- If yes, then where did that much money come from?
- If not, what will happen when the market discovers the lie?
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Despite all its recent progress, cryptocurrencies still do not inspire trust in a lot of people. Many view them as unsafe money, with its very nature being doubtful. However, a recent report by the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Nuclear Physics shows that situation regarding cryptocurrencies may not be as bad as it seems. In fact, the report claims that Bitcoin might even be a better currency than it looks like.
Bitcoin vs traditional money
Bitcoin, as many are already aware of, is the first cryptocurrency. It was created a decade ago and was officially launched in 2009. But, even though it has been around for around 9 years at this point, it is still largely mistrusted by a lot of investors, especially when it comes to large institutions.
However, thanks to the Cracow-based Institute of Nuclear Physics’ recent report, this common opinion might actually be wrong. The Institute has conducted a detailed statistical analysis of the BTC market and has published the results in a scientific journal called Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science.
Surprisingly enough, the report portraits Bitcoin in a very positive light.
The report started by commenting on the credibility of traditional money. In the past, money that people have been using was backed by specific material commodities, such as gold. These commodities gave the money its value and served as a guarantee that the money actually has worth. This is…
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