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Encrypgen (DNA) Nearing Another Major Milestone

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Despite a short-lived Bitcoin surge above 4,000, the past few weeks and months have been a relatively quiet period in cryptocurrency.  Given the lack of trading opportunities, traders should devote more of their time to researching strong companies that are on the verge of transforming industries.  One such company is Encrypgen (DNA).

Encrypgen Value Proposition

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 extra security provided by Encrypgen is extremely necessary given all the recent privacy issues that 23andMe and Ancestry have had.  So rather than hand over control of your DNA to a testing company like 23andMe, consumers can safely upload and secure their raw data file with Encrypgen’s Gene-Chain.

The Gene-Chain went live late last year and has been a raging success thus far.  With each passing day, additional data sets are being uploaded to the Gene-Chain.  Once uploaded, researchers can purchase the data directly from consumers (with the consent of the consumer of course)!

Gene-Chain Emerges

Although many crypto companies have disappointed token holders during the past year, Encrypgen has done just the opposite.  The company has done what no other company in its industry has and that is launch the world’s first genomic data marketplace.  Since that announcement late last year, Encrypgen has continued to announce exciting news and major partnerships that will lead to increased usage of the Gene-Chain.

Impressive Partnerships

The first of those partnerships was announced in late 2018 with Murrieta Genomics.  The second partnership was announced in early 2019 with viazoi.  The partnership with viazoi is especially exciting as it will do a lot toward increasing the amount of data sets on the Gene-Chain.  As the number of data sets increase, so too should the token price as researchers will be eagerly waiting to buy more data.

Given all the success that Encrypgen is having while so many other crypto companies are struggling in the current environment should give DNA token holders a lot of confidence.  And that confidence will be bolstered even further as the company is nearing another major milestone.

Encrypgen Nearly Finished With ERC20 Integration

The initial premise of the Gene-Chain was that researchers would be able to buy DNA tokens directly on the platform in order to purchase genomic data.  In order for that to happen, Encrypgen had to complete ERC20 integration.  For those that don’t know, ERC20 essentially defines a common list of rules for all Ethereum tokens to follow.  This ensures that Ethereum tokens of different types will work the same in any place within the Ethereum system.

The plan is for researchers to have two options in order to buy DNA tokens.  The first, and primary option, is for researchers to purchase DNA tokens directly on the Gene-Chain for a small markup in token price.  The markup would essentially allow Encrypgen to generate extra revenue in order to fund operations.  The company would then go to the exchanges in order to “re-fill” its supply of DNA tokens.  The second option is for researchers to purchase DNA tokens directly on the exchanges.  The most viable option for that to occur was on Cryptopia but because of the recent exchange hack, that has had a bit of a delay.  But, the good news, is that it looks like Cryptopia is getting closer to re-opening.

Conclusion

Although many companies have disappointed the market during the past year, it’s nice to see Encrypgen continue to make solid progress on its roadmap, just as it promised token holders.  DNA is one utility token to keep an eye on as the future looks extremely bright!

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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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