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Electroneum (ETN) rises by 32% amid the mobile remittance app beta launch

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It’s been more than ten months since the bear’s hug has crushed the cryptocurrency markets. That’s why it’s refreshing to report on a blockchain project that is currently increasing in value. Ironically it’s not only one of the big boys (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.) that are suddenly doing well. It’s Electroneum (ETN).

Electroneum is a blockchain technology project which includes a digital asset called ETN. It’s based on the idea of harnessing the power of mobility and combining it with the cryptographic technology that lies behind cryptocurrencies. In fact, mobility is so crucial in Electroneum that users mine coins using their mobile phones instead of computers or dedicated hardware, as it happens with other minable tokens.

Mobile micropayments are also at the heart of Electoneum’s goals, and the project recently released its mobile payment application, in a beta-testing stage. And it seems to be working very well as testers report good news from all over the world about the way the app works and delivers the service it’s supposed to do. All those good news are driving ETN’s price up.

Just in the last 24 hours, ETN rose 32.38 percent in price – that much in a single day for a coin that’s not even in the top 50 cryptocurrencies list, is a thing worth appreciating. It went from $0.005203 to $0.008962 in fewer than forty-eight hours. This coin is having a bullish run in a market in which most other assets have been going steadily down since last December (the scenario is different for them now too, though).

As I write this article, not only the token’s price is rising but also the trading volume, and very dramatically at that. Interest in ETN has risen in such a way that volume has gone up by 216% (from 180k to 570k USD). The rise in both price and volume has happened over two days, which is a fantastic run and it came about as the app was released and the world began to notice it.

ETN, like most other tokens, is mainly pegged to Bitcoin as means of exchange. More than four-fifths of this asset’s trade happen in Kucoin and Cryptopia. This could represent a change of status for ETN which up until now had been a marginal crypto coin that gathered little or no interest from most people in the community. 

This year, for instance, it lost 85% in value from the second to the third quarter. If you’re interested in acquiring some ETN tokens, you don’t even need to buy them; you can just install the app in your cell phone and mine them yourself.

April was the worse month for ETN. That’s when it hit its lowest historical prices, but the rest of the year has not been that good as the token’s value has kept fluctuating around its lowest known values. 

Some bad news prompted the market behavior as the Electroneum system experienced a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack in that month that caused the project to freeze the accounts of users and to withhold access to their funds while the team dealt with the offense. All those bad news are behind now, but the crypto market is not quick to forgive or forget this kind of event.

As Electroneum released the app’s beta-version this very week, the project’s Twitter feed became flooded with good comments from both individual and institutional users attesting the product’s usefulness. 

Among all those tweets, an Egyptian merchant showed how to set the app up and use it to transact in the real world. Other testers in Reddit were able to transact between the US and Japan in only a few seconds. This is very impressive even by current fintech standards. And it’s all done on mobile phones.

Richard Ells, the project’s founder, and CEO had this to say in his blog about the launch: 

“Easy access for users was the first step and we’ve now had over 1m app installs and we’re proud to say the Electroneum app has the same retention level as Instagram (®)!”

Electroneum boasts 1.6 (and increasingly every day) million users. If that’s the case, it’s already among the most-adopted cryptocurrency technologies in the world. By comparison, Steemit, which is a blockchain social media and content website has slightly more than a million users, but it’s been on the market for much longer.

So keep an eye on Electroneum and ETN. It’s showing promise and usefulness in real-world terms, and you’d be very hard-pressed to find any other coin that went up by 30% in a single day this year (except Ripple’s XRP, of course).

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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Encrypgen’s New HODLING Incentive Program May Send DNA Token Soaring

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Cryptocurrency traders have enjoyed a Bitcoin moon shot during the past few months.  Those gains have created a much more enjoyable environment for crypto bulls.  Whether it’s a temporary or permanent increase remains to be seen but hitting the 10,000 level has put everyone in a better mood.  Unfortunately, altcoins have not had experienced the same type of gains and are lagging significantly behind Bitcoin.

I’ve written articles in the past year that there is at least a decent chance that many altcoins won’t survive the current environment.  The ones that do will do so because they created a platform that has real world usage.  After spending countless hours researching many of the existing altcoins, I’ve yet to see a company that is more promising than Encrypgen (DNA).

Encrypgen Background Information

Encrypgen is a genomic blockchain network that provides customers and partners with best-in-class, next generation, blockchain security for protecting, sharing and re-marketing genomic data. This creates a fair marketplace for a person’s DNA that can be stored privately and sold (if a person wishes to do that). A person’s DNA can also be shared privately and securely with their physician for their personalized care.

Typically, people can send their DNA off to a lab to find out who they are and where they come from. As fun as that might sound, there is a significant security problem…

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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.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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