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Combining Speed and Anonymity With Dash

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The Cryptocurrency market has been turbulent for the last 3 months, with several cryptocurrencies experiencing a high degree of volatility when it comes to price levels. Even the leaders, namely Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple have not been spared from such sudden price movements. One such coin is Dash, which has been on the rise for quite some time now, consistently reaching the 10th rank consistently from last year. Dash has a supportive community behind it as well as a technically sound development team which has contributed to its overall stability.

A little About Dash

Dash, which was previously known as DarkCoin, was first introduced in 2014 as an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. Its original aim was to address the many different problems plaguing Bitcoin at that time, including offering instantaneous transactions, private transactions, as well as operating on a self-governing and self-funding system. It has exceeded a lot of people’s expectations, amassing a market cap of $3,579,884,852, ranking at 12th as of 20/04/2018. Currently, it is valued at $446.35 USD and has been one of the most stable cryptocurrencies since its inception.

Dash: The investor’s Target

As mentioned above, Dash has a very dedicated community as well as very loyal investors who believe in the project’s use case and goals.  Indeed Dash has withstood the overall crypto-slump experienced earlier this year, with its price only marginally affected. In other words, Dash has been addressing the issues which plague some of the older altcoins, including speed.  Below are certain factors that have contributed to the relative stability of the coin, since its inception in 2014.

  • User Friendliness: The Dash team has always put emphasis on the usability of their technology, and hence established a global brand.  This is evidenced by the several name changes that the altcoin went through, including dropping names like “Xcoin” and “Darkcoin” Before settling on a band name with a universal appeal. The name Dash itself is derived by combining the words “Digital” and “Cash”. The crypto community welcomed Dash with open arms when it launched, as the only other competitor, Bitcoin was significantly slower.
  • Transaction Processing Speed: Dash always puts an increased emphasis on improving Bitcoin’s transaction speeds, by introducing their own transaction feature known as InstantSend. InstantSend allows real-time processing of transactions, closely backed by another feature known as PrivateSend. PrivateSend, on the other hand, provides complete anonymity based on blockchain standards.
  • Partnerships: Dash, along with other currencies like Ripple and Ethereum has extended their partnerships all around the world, with Dash teeing up globally with over 400 business entities worldwide. Dash is also working on newer ways for small to medium scale merchants to adopt the Cryptocurrency accordingly. A prime example would be Dash’s partnership with the Apple app store, where Dash can be used as a payment option.
  • Investor’s comfort Zone: One of the biggest reasons which contribute to Dash’s popularity would be the cheap transaction fees. As a result, Dash has experienced a higher degree of “hodling” among the general populous. Dash’s volume has been ever growing thanks to the increased number of investors over the years,

Final Thoughts

Dash is certainly one of the most stable cryptocurrencies that have existed since the beginning of the Cryptocurrency market. 2017 was the year of cryptocurrencies and Dash in particular, with Dash’s value increasing from $11.33 on 31st December 2016 to a high of $1,093.39 as of 1st January 2018.  With such a monumental rise in value, the prospects indeed look high for Dash’s future.

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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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