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Crypto Wallet Called Wirex Now Accepts Litecoin (LTC)

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Just today, Wirex released a new announcement in which it states that LTC (Litecoin) will now officially be added to the wallet. This puts Litecoin among the first altcoins to be accepted by the Wirex’s wallet app.

Thanks to Wirex’s connection to many virtual, as well as physical Visa debit cards, both Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin (BTC) will now be officially supported.

Litecoin enters Wirex

According to the statement given by Wirex, they decided to add Litecoin to their wallet due to the fact that it is faster than Bitcoin. Another reason is that it has significantly lower blockchain fees. Because of this, it is believed that LTC might become the next payment option accepted around the world, and available on various websites belonging to big brands.

Thanks to this new development, users of the wallet will now be able to convert tokens into several different currencies in an instant. This includes GBP (British Pound), USD (US Dollar), as well as EUR (Euro). After that, all that remains is spending the money via the Wirex Visa Card.

Additionally, Litecoin can also be transferred to the account via bank transfers, which is very safe and easy to do. There is also the ability to cash out ICO profits with ease, simply by using Litecoin to make the exchange. The exchange can be done with Bitcoin as well.

Wirex had troubles previously

Earlier this year, in January, Wirex started working with Wavecrest, which is a digital prepaid payment solutions partner. This partnership did not live long, however, due to the fact that Visa ordered Wavecrest to immediately end all of their Visa cards.

This was done because Visa decided to stop all cards that deal in cryptos. The reason was an incident in Europe that had their operating regulations violated, which caused the company to worry about the future of conducting their business.

Because of that, Wirex was forced to start considering alternatives that can replace Visa’s services. They decided to issue new cards and made an additional effort so that the cards would not only support Bitcoin but Litecoin as well.

This is another positive step for Litecoin, but it is not the only one. Just earlier this month, LTC was also added to Korbit, a digital currency exchange based in South Korea. One of the market followers and crypto enthusiasts, Barry Robins, stated that this is a great development. He understands that issues with Visa and Wavecrest must have had major consequences for everyone involved.

Because of this, Robins was glad to see that Litecoin was still added to the wallet, and has expressed his hope that other altcoins will join as well in due time. He believes that Litecoin is more than a decent competition to Bitcoin, which is why he, as well as many others, received this news with great optimism for the future of cryptocurrencies.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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