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Dash Coin News: Dash’s New Service to Help the Victims of Hyperinflation

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According to recent Dash coin news, this well-known altcoin is preparing to launch a new cryptocurrency payment service in Venezuela. The new service will be based on SMS messages, and it will allow Venezuelan users to carry out transactions even without a smartphone.

Dash coin news announces a text-based crypto service in Venezuela

Considering how much Venezuela grew to rely on cryptocurrencies, this will be a large game-changer for some of their citizens. Not having a smartphone, or not being able to use one, has been a large issue for the people of Venezuela. Experts believe that this may have been one of the largest barriers that prevented the country from properly adopting cryptocurrencies.

Venezuela is a country that has been suffering from hyperinflation for some time now. Their native currency, the bolivar, became almost completely worthless. As a result, Venezuela had to implement a new monetary solution in form of digital currencies.

Now, Dash is trying to speed up the process of crypto adoption by providing an alternative method of trading for those who do not own smartphones or lack internet access. To do this, Dash has entered a partnership with a company called BlockCypher. This is a firm that specializes in providing blockchain-based solutions and products that allow users to operate with several different currencies via one single platform.

The result of the partnership is earlier mentioned Dash Text project, which is currently in the beta phase of testing. In collaboration with Venezuela’s largest telecom providers — Digitel and Movistar — Dash will allow users of these services to access its platform via five-digit code.

Dash Text to reduce the effects of hyperinflation

Dash Core’s global head of Business Development, Bradley Zastrow, commented on the move by saying that Dash Text will provide solutions for all those who struggle to survive in Venezuela due to hyperinflation. So far, Venezuelan citizens who left the country have sent over $2 billion in remittances. While this seems like a lot at the first glance, it did not help much since the method of sending this money is complex and costly. With Dash Text, Venezuelan families will be able to get to this money in an easy and cheap way, while Dash’s own ecosystem will grow without the need for a smartphone.

Registering on Dash Text will also be very easy to do, according to Dash coin news. Users can easily complete the process by sending a text with the word “DASH” to 22625, and then send the word “CREAR” to create a Dash wallet. After that, sending and receiving Dash via SMS will be simple.

Dash has had a strong presence in Venezuela ever since August of this year, when the coin was successfully adopted, which sparked a price surge. Since then, Dash has partnered up with multiple retailers across the country, and it even made a deal with a mobile phone maker, Kripto Mobile.

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

The development of…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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