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Electroneum (ETN): The hidden gem of crypto markets

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Electroneum is a very peculiar blockchain and currency (ETN) which is currently ranked at 108 with a modest 47 million USD in market capitalization. Electroneum doesn’t get a lot of attention from the average crypto-enthusiasts but maybe it should because it’s probably the one coin that is aimed more clearly and strongly towards mass adoption instead of wealth storage or speculative investments. These numbers do not seem very impressive for sure, but this is an asset that has been around for fewer than eleven months so far, and it’s managed to survive at a time in which every cryptocurrency has had a tough time.

The first unique feature in Electroneum is that it’s designed from scratch to be 100% mobile. It’s meant to be used and carried in mobile phones, and even the mining is done in cell phones, tablets and other portable devices using an app you can download from the usual two sites from Apple and Google.

The project aims to achieve global mass adoption by providing tangible, cheap, safe and easy to use technologies from any cell phone in the world that runs the app which became available last March and it’s available in twenty languages if your phone is compatible.

Let’s dig deeper into Electoneum’s goals.

Enablement currency

They coined this phrase. This project wants to create a currency that available for use, and that’s so easy to use that you don’t need to be a crypto enthusiast (which usually means a high degree of literacy in digital technologies) thus turning the 350 millions of mobile users in the world in potential users. The organization claims 1.6 million users so far, and they boast to be growing virally at faster rates than Facebook and Twitter.

Instant Cryptocurrency Payments

Another problem Electroneum wants to solve is instant cryptocurrency payments. At this stage, all payments must be settled by using ETC (the project’s own token) which somehow limits its usefulness. The project claims to be almost ready to release a global payment system based on a worldwide patent (that is still pending) developed by them. 

The plan is to have their users mine some ETN every day so that they can have coins to spend. Then, the next step is to make it very easy to integrate into ETN payment systems so that those tokens can be accepted instantly.

Convenient mining process

If you’ve ever tried to mine any cryptocurrency (most famously Bitcoin) then you know that becoming a miner is exceedingly hard as it takes expertise, and lots of resources (energy, hardware, fast internet speeds). Electronium’s idea is to be the opposite. This is the only digital asset that you can mine by just installing an app. That’s it, that’s enough for your phone to get you a small amount of ETN every day.

The idea behind this economic model is to gain adoption quickly, primarily by users that would never be interested in entering the arcane world of crypto and mastering the more delicate points in mining, blockchains, decentralized networks, etc.

The token is at $0.006 as I write this article and some enthusiasts expect it to go as high as a dollar sometime soon.

Electroneum is a very original and well-thought project that aims to become really useful as quickly as digitally possible. As such, is worth it to pay some attention to it because, in the end, the best assets will be those that do solve real-life problems.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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