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DEXON (DXN) – The Ideal Solution for Hosting Enterprise-Level DApps

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With the business landscape becoming more competitive than ever, executives are in an arms race to take their businesses to the next level.  Often, that involves corporate leaders studying the latest and hottest technologies and applying it to their own businesses.  Right now, one of the biggest buzzwords in business is blockchain.  While blockchain has a tremendous amount of potential, it’s not without fault.  DEXON (DXN) is a next-generation distributed ledger technology that attempts to solve the blockchain trilemma: decentralization, security, and scalability.

Background Information

DEXON was launched in 2018 by Popo Chen, the co-founder of 17 Media, and Wei-Ning Huang, a former Senior Engineer at Google Taiwan.  The distributed ledger technology uses cross-cutting, interdisciplinary elements from cryptography, applied mathematics, and computer science theories to improve the well-documented shortcomings of blockchain.

The testnet was released in November 2018 which has since reached 12,000 TPS with fast finality.  Previously, the fastest cryptocurrency was Ripple (XRP) at approximately 1,500 TPS.  The success was extremely impressive, and even more so, now that DEXON’s mainnet launched on April 25, 2019.

DEXON Value Proposition

One of the most important aspects of evaluating new technology is to look at the value added.  Examining the key features and benefits of the technology is a must.  These are a few of the positive features of DEXON:

  • Reliability: High throughput, fast finality, and a high level of network partition tolerance.
  • Fair: Solves miner centralization issues because everyone has an equal chance to propose blocks.
  • Friendly: Provides the most developer-friendly programming languages, such as EVM and SQLVM.

Additionally, there are six key benefits that users should be aware of:

  • Decentralized: VRF-based sortition algorithm is applied to a subset of nodes as block producers.  This allows scalability to thousands of nodes without compromising performance.
  • Fast Finality: Consensus algorithm confirms transactions within 1 second.
  • High Throughput: 10,000+ transactions per second.
  • Low Cost: Efficient algorithm eliminates the need to deal with PoW.  Because of the energy savings, transaction fees will be negligible.
  • Secure: Mathematics have proven the DEXON algorithm to be ultra-secure.  The network cannot be attacked by Byzantine nodes.
  • Unbiased Randomness: For each block in the consensus layer, a completely random seed will be created.

Ideal Solution for Decentralized Applications

Because of DEXON’s ability to improve upon blockchain’s weaknesses, namely decentralization, security, and scalability, this technology serves as the ideal solution for decentralized applications, more popularly known as DApps.

When looking at DEXON’s strengths, it becomes quite apparent which type of applications would benefit from integrating distributed ledger technology into their platforms.  The first that comes to mind is online gaming.  With the U.S. recently approving gambling, there is sure to be a rush of startups hitting the market.  We’ve already seen several Bitcoin-based offshore books, like Nitrogen Sports, flourish.  DEXON’s high throughput and randomness are two of the key features that online books will be looking for.

Another application that would benefit from DEXON’s technology is a digital assets exchange.  With all the hacks that have occurred at exchanges over the past few years, most recently Cryptopia, incorporating technology that is secure, fast, and low cost would seem to be the prudent strategy.  In fact, according to DEXON’s roadmap, a decentralized exchange protocol is slated for release during the 3rd quarter this year.  This will allow anyone to build a decentralized exchange on DEXON.

Conclusion

There is no doubt that blockchain has taken the world by storm.  While the benefits are obvious, the technology still has a long way to go before it goes mainstream.  In the meantime, it’s really encouraging to see promising technology, like DEXON, attempt to make improvements.

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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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