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Combining Speed and Anonymity With Dash




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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3 Things to Avoid if You Want Your ICO to Succeed




Initial Coin Offerings, or ICO, have become quite popular in 2017, which is something that also continued throughout 2018. In fact, there were hundreds, if not thousands of them so far. However, no matter how many of them were organized, most never managed to make it into the market and achieve their goals.

Analysts claim that there are a lot more failed ICOs than there are successful ones, which has caused a lot of people to simply give up on the idea. However, many are still curious to know what went wrong, and while failed ICOs can be studied for years without discovering absolutely every flaw, some of the bigger ones can be spotted right away.

This is why we will now list top three reasons why so many ICOs failed, and everyone who is thinking about launching one should pay close attention.

1. The lack of demand for the product

According to estimates, around 60% of ICOs often fail at the first stage simply for the lack of interest in what they offer. When someone comes up with an idea and launches an ICO in order to raise money, they are presuming that people will be interested in investing in this idea. In addition, prior to making an announcement that an ICO is coming, it is wise to ensure that the announcement will be heard in the first place.

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Reasons Behind The New Bitcoin Crash



Bitcoin crash

Cryptocurrency investors and supporters experienced quite a shock last week with the latest Bitcoin crash. Almost every single one of top 100 cryptocurrencies trading in the red. Not only that, but most of them experienced massive losses, often larger than 12%, or even 15%.

The event was unexpected and all cryptos, with the exception of a handful of stablecoins, lost a large part of their value. However, as always, Bitcoin is the one receiving the most attention, especially since this is the first time that BTC has dropped below $6,000 in a long while. Right now, Bitcoin is still losing value, with its current price being at $5,503.11 per coin, and a drop of 12.76% in the last 24 hours.

After the initial shock, a lot of investors started wondering and researching the new crash. The main question still remains: Why did this happen?

While this is more than understandable, especially considering how much money, time, and patience people have invested in crypto, the reasons behind the new crash remain obscure to many. Because of that, we are now going to explain two events that are most likely to be causing this situation.

1. The selloff

This is believed to be the main reason for the new crash of Bitcoin. The selloff came as a consequence of the last year’s bull run, which has launched BTC and other coins to entirely new heights. Because of that, numerous…

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Here’s Why This Coin Still Has Wings (WINGS)




WINGS, a decentralized crowdfunding platform based on the Ethereum blockchain, has had a great run over the past two months. Culminating in a peak of US $.23 just a few days ago, the currency behind the product has more than doubled since it’s lows of early September.

Despite the slight downturn WINGS is currently experiencing, this crypto-favorite may not be done running up the green candles on your favorite exchange just yet. A small drop like we had today was actually expected and could be considered healthy by long-term investors. These dips are also appreciated by those of us waiting to get in on a project we feel has real potential. WINGS has shown us that potential and is now presenting a great buying opportunity for speculators and traders looking for the next wave of support to lift this coin into the stratosphere.

What is WINGS?
WINGS was created to nurture project proposals via the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) model. Using blockchain networks and smart contracts, the platform allows the WINGS community to promote proposals with the greatest chance of positive returns. WINGS, in essence, is a decentralized forecasting ecosystem, where token holders are given an incentive to make choices concerning projects on the platform.

The DAO is a popular concept for crypto-projects that want to remain entirely on the web. Using the peer-to-peer technology of blockchain and smart contracts to enforce the rules of participation is…

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