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Crypto Trends to Watch in 2019

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Cryptocurrencies are growing at an increasingly fast rate with traders across the globe drawn to crypto markets by the exciting prospects of the technology. Bitcoin is the most expensive virtual currency currently, valued at $6,388.99 per unit, according to Statista.com, and Litecoin is helping to lead the way too. While cryptocurrency had somewhat of a nerdy stigma, that’s all changing as it becomes accepted in more and more places from Charleston coffee shops to artisan food stores and hipster fashion retailers in San Francisco.

Just about every expert predicts that cryptocurrency is only going to continue to become more popular, what are some of the other crypto trends to watch for in the coming year?

Blockchain Implementations Will Grow Significantly

Blockchain spending by organizations have been slower than expected this year but that’s been predicted to change in 2019. PricewaterhouseCoopers, a company that works with many of the world’s biggest businesses, recently reported that many of its customers are spending a ton on blockchain initiatives and that that spending will continue to grow. The demand for blockchain advisory services has been as high as $1.7 billion.

Ripple May Be the New Bitcoin

For institutional investors, the highest level of confidence among cryptocurrency is expected to be Ripple in 2019, followed by Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stellar Lumens.  Financial expert Douglas Borthwick who frequently contributes to Bloomberg and CNBC, says he believes that many fiat currencies will be paired with Ripple as the dollar requires a two-day settlement. On the other hand, the settlement for Ripple is immediate. He also notes that Ripple will see massive growth value due to the sheer size of global markets and this real-world application. He even went as far as saying that there is zero competition for Ripple as it can be settled in only seconds.

Ripple is the only enterprise blockchain solution in the world, a unique cryptocurrency that facilitates global payments, digital asset exchanges, connect banks and payment providers. It’s also the most affordable mainstream cryptocurrency, with the simplest and most accessible transaction system. 

More adoption of security tokens

The utility token is a token that represents shared ownership of a digital resource. Computing power, processing power and file-storage capacity are all examples of digital commodities that can be purchased and sold on a decentralized marketplace due to their discovery. They contribute 31% of the crypto market as a whole. Unlike utility tokens, security tokens represent ownership in a real-world asset: debt, equity or even real estate. Experts say there is quite a bit of forward momentum around tokenized securities, so much so that many believe they’ll soon become a common part of Wall Street parlance.

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and 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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How Cryptocurrencies Will Change Online Gambling in the Future

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Anyone who has followed online gambling since the beginning can tell you that things don’t stay the same for long. One of the reasons for this is that technology improves at such a ridiculously fast pace, and innovators in this industry are able to match up with those technological changes pretty quickly.

An innovation in technology that the Internet gambling industry has really learned from is cryptocurrency, with bitcoin in particular leading the way. We’ve seen it emerge as an alternative banking method, but it’s going to change the industry as a whole in ways that people can’t quite understand yet.

A Post-Legality Era

Something that has eluded online gambling since its inception is the idea of a global governing body. As it stands right now, each individual country (and smaller units of jurisdiction) have their own governing bodies that oversee in the industry. A lot of these laws are tied to banking laws, and that’s where the legality of playing in bitcoin casinos becomes such an interesting topic.

In the present, we’re seeing country-based regulatory bodies from places like Malta, Gibraltar and the United Kingdom start to work together and recognize each other’s licenses more and more. That’s taking serious steps towards having a global governing entity, and once that happens, the role of bitcoin is going to be even larger than it is now because it’ll…

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VOLUM (VLM) Announces Commencement of Token Generation Event

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ESTONIA, May 4, 2019 – VOLUM (the “Company”), a multi-dimensional blockchain technology holding company, is thrilled to announce the commencement of the Volum (VLM) Token Generation Event (“TGE”) beginning on Saturday, May 4. The VLM utility token is the native cryptocurrency powering the VOLUM supply chain and logistics management platform.

Driven by algorithmically intelligent software tailored to logistics and supply chain management, along with Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) integrated functionality, and a backbone of hybrid public and consortium blockchain architecture, the platform is organized around the Volum (VLM) token. The VOLUM TGE will be managed by deploying ERC20 tokens on Ethereum Mainnet to maximize future access to cryptocurrency exchanges.

The VOLUM platform operates as a comprehensive control center for supply chain and logistics management operations. Companies who use this platform will be able to carry out a wide range of blockchain transactions including: Payments, Rewards, Purchase Orders, Legal Contracts, Regulatory Compliance, Taxation, Shipment Management, Letters of Origin, Customs Documents, Inputs/Outputs and Inventory Ordering, Delivery/Parcel Tracking, IoT Monitoring and Reporting, Big Data Analytics, and Inputs and End-Product Tracking/Traceability.

“The total addressable market for a blockchain-based supply chain solution is nearly $54 trillion globally, with the majority of the world’s workers playing some part of this equation” noted Arnaldo A. Detrés, CEO of Bengala Technologies, LLC, the principle blockchain developer working to build the VOLUM platform. “However, blockchain solutions have been unable to…

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How to Secure Yourself in Relation to Bitcoin: Top VPN Services

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Nowadays, more frequently people opt to use cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin while dealing with financial transactions for its convenience, so its increasing prevalence isn’t round-of-the-mill phenomenon but still, its users need to create fully protected cooltechzone to secure their data.

Recently, a great abundance of VPNs have started to accept it as a way of payment and it definitely makes sense: one buys VPN to retain anonymity on the Web, so why not to use the privacy-focused payment method? Paying for a VPN service with Bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency secures personal data from curious eyes leaving no traces.

What is a VPN?

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is generally presented by the group of linked to each other computers via the Internet. VPN boosts protection and provides a high level of anonymity to all types of Internet connections.

Security

While the connection to the ordinary Wi-Fi networks, a user usually gets access to the Internet directly, thus he becomes vulnerable to the hackers and the malware attempting to steal his personal data. On the other hand, applying VPN one transmits and gets data in encrypted form which makes it protected.

Anonymity

Generally, isn’t hard to trace an Ip-address of any user and to identify his location with sufficient accuracy. With the help of VPN, the attacker will only get the address of the removed computer. Undoubtedly, the safeguard…

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