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Ethereum (ETH) Blockchain to be Used by NASA for Research Purposes

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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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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

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