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EOS Progress Put Ethereum (ETH) in Trouble

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The crypto technology continues to develop, and with each passing day, we see new improvements in the younger cryptos. Despite the fact that Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are still dominating the market, Ethereum, at least, might soon be replaced by none other than EOS itself.

Will EOS knock down Ethereum?

Ever since Bitcoin first came to be, back in 2009, a lot of cryptocurrencies have emerged, wishing to challenge its dominance. Ethereum was one of them, and it managed to become great in its own way. Considering that BTC was the first crypto, it is easy to see how this coin would make a lot of mistakes while trying to figure everything out.

Ethereum was the one who worked hard to improve itself, and not makes those same mistakes, which allowed it to be the second representative of the crypto world. However, that also made it a target for the new coins, who wanted to become even better than ETH. A lot of them started walking down this path, and EOS has become one of the most successful projects that wish to slay Ethereum, and take its place.

EOS makes significant progress.

EOS has done well for itself this year, and despite some big missteps, the crypto is still here and still fighting. Many coins have suffered from the price drops that occurred at the beginning of the year, including EOS. However, it still managed to spike hard in mid-May. Soon after that, the coin launched its MainNet, after months of testing on the previously launched TestNet.

This is where it encountered some issues, and the MainNet’s start was rough. However, the team responded and fixed the issue within a few hours. However, the situation with its price has not been doing so well lately, and EOS’ value has been dropping continuously for several days now. It currently holds the rank of 5 on CoinMarketCap, with a price of $7.04 per coin.

This is still a significant improvement over NEO, which is EOS’ main rival in taking down ETH and is ranked as 12th, despite the higher price.

The real progress that EOS has managed to make so far is not the launch of the MainNet itself, but what the EOSIO platform can offer. EOS has recognized the needs of its users and has included all kinds of different services. Those include various things like databases, authentication, hosting, accounts, cloud storage, and more.

Additionally, the platform allows the creation of dApps that are as versatile as anything that can come from a centralized server. And not only that, but the number of transactions is also enormous, while the fees are almost non-existent. Through these subtle improvements, EOS has come to the point where most of its competition cannot even hope to keep up with it.

This is why many believe that EOS is the future and that Ethereum’s time is almost at its end.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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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