Ethereum, the second-best currency according to its market capitalization has had a rough patch during the eight-week period during which the market crash was ravaging through prices of the majority of currencies. However, as the market dip was coming to a closure with only occasional drops in the market, Ethereum started to slowly recover, trying to get back to its all-time high. It seems that ETH has finally made it with getting over major losses that this currency has been through during the crash that lasted for weeks as it is finally trading in the green. Moreover, Ethereum got directly involved with NASA, so the public seems to be getting more interested in finding out further details on this matter. So, let’s see what NASA is planning on using Ethereum for and how can this affect Ethereum in the future.
NASA is using Ethereum Blockchain for Performing Researching
Day by day, we see cryptocurrencies slowly but steadily progressing towards crossing the gap between blockchain technology and digital assets and the “real life” applicable usage of this technology. Ethereum is included in one of such cases, where its technology will be put to use to meet real-life requirements, specifically meeting the requirement of creating an easier way of space navigation and communication.
NASA has decided, as initiated by their collaboration with the University of Akron, that they will be implementing Ethereum-based technology in order to enable easy and improved communication and navigation in space. Although many currencies like IOTA with IOTA charging station for electric vehicles, or Ripple with being implemented into various banking systems, are finding their way into the real-life use of crypto assets, it might be needless to say that this case is maybe the most important crypto-meets-real-world integration ever.
Having one of the crypto representatives being directly used by NASA shows in more than a single way that blockchain technology has a bright future with pretty great odds of being widely accepted and massively adopted by the public.
The entire story of NASA meets Ethereum started with the official statement provided by the University of Akron, where this notable institution stated that their Electrical and Computer Engineering department has received a grant of over 300.000 dollars and that this grant will be used for improving space technology used for communication and navigation.
Jin Kocsis, the head of this department at the University of Akron, stated that the original idea behind this grant-fueled project is to improve the way space missions are being done. That could be achieved by finding a way of improving spacecraft so that the technology used could find a way of sending and receiving data easily and almost effortlessly.
Apparently, blockchain technology found in Ethereum could best meet these requirements. In the official statement about this matter, she stated (the head of the department), that the project is aiming to put to use Ethereum-based blockchain technology in order to create a safe and secure decentralized and cost-effective way of exploring the space, and that would be made possible by improving the way spacecraft technology is working when it comes to navigation and communication.
Kocsis further added that her team will be working on further testing of Ethereum technology in order to find the best solution for the mentioned project.
At the same time, this project is making up for a massive step for Ethereum as we can now definitely see this currency being implemented for a cause of great importance, surpassing that gap between the traditional technology and blockchain based consensus and protocols.
How is Ethereum doing at the Current Moment?
It seems that having NASA and the University of Akron directly mentioning Ethereum as their technology of choice for the testing of their new project as they are working on space communication and navigation improvements, is doing wonders for Ethereum in the market.
After a great portion of losses that was near sending Ethereum to oblivion along with the majority of coins and tokens as the market lost more than 50% of the total market capitalization, we can see ETH as it is recovering from the market dip.
At the current moment, Ethereum is trading in the green while experiencing rises against the dollar. After the latest change in the market, and probably due to the NASA related news, Ethereum has risen to 3.74% against the dollar while it is also rising in oppose to BTC.
In addition to trading up against the dollar, ETH is trading up against BTC for 2.36%.
After the most recent change in the market, ETH can be bought at the price of 533.36$ per one ETH unit, which is pretty far from its all-time high.
Although Ethereum is doing great in the market at the current moment, this currency has a long way to go in order to get back to its record price of 1377$ per one unit as marked back in mid-January when the majority of currencies bloomed with gains.
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Here’s Why This Coin Still Has Wings (WINGS)
WINGS, a decentralized crowdfunding platform based on the Ethereum blockchain, has had a great run over the past two months. Culminating in a peak of US $.23 just a few days ago, the currency behind the product has more than doubled since it’s lows of early September.
Despite the slight downturn WINGS is currently experiencing, this crypto-favorite may not be done running up the green candles on your favorite exchange just yet. A small drop like we had today was actually expected and could be considered healthy by long-term investors. These dips are also appreciated by those of us waiting to get in on a project we feel has real potential. WINGS has shown us that potential and is now presenting a great buying opportunity for speculators and traders looking for the next wave of support to lift this coin into the stratosphere.
What is WINGS?
WINGS was created to nurture project proposals via the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) model. Using blockchain networks and smart contracts, the platform allows the WINGS community to promote proposals with the greatest chance of positive returns. WINGS, in essence, is a decentralized forecasting ecosystem, where token holders are given an incentive to make choices concerning projects on the platform.
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6 Blockchain Predictions For 2019
As 2018 moves closer towards its end, investors, developers, and tech enthusiasts are starting to turn their gaze towards the future. 2019 is less than two months away, and it promises new breakthroughs and large changes. This is especially true when it comes to blockchain technology.
While 2018 was an important year for this technology’s development, many are wondering what awaits us in the near future. Because of this, we have created a list of 6 predictions regarding the blockchain, as well as what might happen to it in 2019. Let’s begin.
1. Search for new and better business use cases
Blockchain technology is wrongly seen by many as a magical way to resolve all issues that we struggle with today. However, while it is true that blockchain can help with a lot of them, there are still numerous other problems that are better suited to be solved by alternative technologies. Robotics, AI, and similar technologies are not to be discarded in blind faith in the blockchain.
Researchers and developers have recognized this, which is why 2019 will be dedicated to finding specific use cases for blockchain technology. Blockchain will be used in situations where it can have the strongest positive impact. In other words, the goal is not to find places where this tech can fit, but to find places where it is the best fit.
2. Fixing blockchain industry’s image
For a lot of people, blockchain…
TRON DEX Goes Crazy, TRX Founder Asks For More Projects
Less than a week ago, TRON (TRX) community uncovered a new DEX (decentralized exchange) on Tronscan.org. Since TRON community is among the strongest and most supportive communities to ever support a coin, trading activity on this DEX quickly skyrocketed.
So much so, in fact, that TRON’s founder, Justin Sun, felt that he should share this fact on his Twitter account.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) November 13, 2018
TRON DEX sees massive growth in activity
Since Sun shares a lot of traits with TRX community, such as tirelessness and fascination with this project, he was quick to urge the community to come up with additional tokens and projects.
While Sun’s statement that the activity on the DEX is “going crazy” is pretty accurate, many do not realize just how accurate this is. It should be pointed out that the number of tokens on the exchange was 3 on November 10th, when the DEX was originally uncovered. Today, on November 13th, the number of available tokens has doubled.
In addition, 4 out of 6 trading pairs offered on the exchange have experienced significant gains, with the remaining two experiencing only slight drops. The growth was experienced by Dice/TRX (146%), TronWatchMarket/TRX (8.27%), WIN/TRX (89%), and SEED/TRX (1.73%). The drop was experienced…
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