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Facebook Redefines Their Cryptocurrency Ad Ban

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Back in January, Facebook announced their freshly crafted ban on all ads on the Facebook social network related to cryptocurrencies and ICOs.

January was marked as one of the best periods for cryptos, and certainly the best period for digital assets in the following year, given the fact that the majority of cryptocurrencies climbed to record prices.

The Facebook ban didn’t come as benevolent, especially since it followed Google announcing the ban on ICO ads as well, that way limiting the visibility of cryptos with cutting down on well-known marketing strategy tools – advertising on social media.

However, the blow caused by the Facebook ban didn’t stop blockchain technology and ICOs from further expanding while entering a very important stage in the objective of having digital assets and blockchain technology massively adopted. This led Facebook to redefine the terms of their ban.

Whichever the case, Facebook did announce the update on the cryptocurrency ad ban on Facebook.

Facebook Announces a Benevolent Update on the Crypto Ad Ban

Back in January Facebook announced that they will be banning all cryptocurrency related ads on Facebook starting from June of the following year.

The June has come, also bringing changes to the policy Facebook announced more than several months ago, revolving the ad ban for all cryptos.

Facebook announced back in January that they believe that the ban of all crypto related adds, including Bitcoin, represent an active and efficient tool for detecting scammers and preventing scams that include new scam coins, suspicious ICOs, and similar.

The Facebook company stated that they are preventing people from falling to misleading advertisements that are related to these financial products and which often offer “misleading promotional material”, which is the only reason why Facebook would ban any crypto-related ads, as stated by the company’s representatives.

Although Facebook representatives stated that the concern for the safety of their users is their only motive for banning crypto ads, the crypto community rebelled in the terms of believing that legal ICOs, at least those favored by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should be allowed to advertise on Facebook.

The impact of this ban went further from the Facebook platform because the initial ban also included crypto related ad ban on the company’s branches, such as Instagram where crypto assets were doomed to a massive NO as well.

However, the tables turned, and Facebook just announced the refinement of their crypto ad ban policy, stating that they have nothing against blockchain and, if anything they always tend to follow up with the latest technological trends, while also contributing to the overall development of technology.

That is how Facebook has announced that they will allow certain crypto-based business to advertise on the social network and the platform’s branches, however, there will be some requirements and rules that would need to be met in order for these advertisers to receive their right of promoting their crypto-based business.

The interested advertisers will have to apply for gaining the right for advertising on Facebook, where the approval will arrive after the management reviews the proposal.

Although the crypto exchange markets and certain crypto business would be able to apply in order to get an ad spot on Facebook, the company’s management stated that the ban still remains active for ICOs and binary options.

Although the management of this social media platform is still not showing signs of friendliness towards initial coin offerings, it is encouraging for the crypto community to witness the interest and support that Facebook has for blockchain technology, which is reflected in the fact that Facebook formed their own internal blockchain team several months ago with the idea to explore and test the possibilities of blockchain technology, that seems to be more and more exciting.

Although there have been some rumors stating that Mark Zuckerberg will be launching his own digital asset, it is more likely that Facebook will rather be working on extracting technical capabilities that blockchain technology is offering for another purpose rather than launching an ICO.

Whichever the case, many crypto-based businesses are most certainly delighted to hear that Facebook was ready for making a compromise when it comes to the earlier announced crypto ad ban, which Google, Snapchat, and Twitter also supported.

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Top 3 Crypto Trends That Might Go Big in Q2 2019

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So far 2019 has brought a significant change to the crypto industry. Q1 of this year has seen the rise of the idea of IEOs, the crypto space has finally managed to shake off the bears, and numerous coins throughout the industry have seen their prices grow once again.

The latest rally happened only several weeks ago, and it allowed Bitcoin to surge up by $1,000. Most other coins followed in their own way, but the investors are now wondering what to expect out of Q2? The Q1 started off badly, but it ended up being extremely successful. The chances are that history might repeat itself in the second quarter, as there are some key trends that might point the way for the further development of the crypto market.

1. The rise of IEOs

Back in 2017 and early 2018, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) were everything that the crypto space was talking about. Their popularity allowed startups to raise billions upon billions of dollars. Soon enough, however, that ended in a pretty bad way. STOs (Security Token Offerings) emerged as an alternative that does not depend on trust, follows regulations, and it actually holds value. However, asset tokenization might still be in its early stages, and this is something that might come back at some point in the future.

In 2019, however, IEOs (Initial Exchange Offerings) started attracting the…

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The Crypto Space Once Again Divided Over Bitcoin SV

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The crypto community is a strong one, one that managed to bring digital currencies from nothing to an industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars. However, while its strength in this regard is undeniable, the crypto community can be just as fragile given the appropriate conditions. With that in mind, the conditions seem to have been set for a new divide, although the cause is once again the same — Dr. Craig Wright and his Bitcoin SV (BSV).

Craig Wright vs. the (crypto) world

Dr. Craig Wright, the chief scientist at nChain, and the creator of Bitcoin SV. has been a well-known and very controversial figure in the crypto industry. Wright was suspected of being Bitcoin’s creator several years ago, which is possible because no one knows who is behind the name ‘Satoshi Nakamoto.’

Wright was believed to be him, and one theory claimed that he and his friend were responsible for giving life to BTC. However, the theory quickly died out, but not before Wright seemingly liked the idea of assuming the mantle of Nakamoto. He himself started claiming to be Bitcoin’s mysterious creator ever since.

Of course, he managed to gather up some followers, but the majority of the crypto community — while confused — did not believe him. Luckily, there is no need for trust, and Wright should easily be able to prove that he…

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Are XRP and Ripple Going to Be Worth Anything by the End of 2019?

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One surprise recently was when XRP took over Ethereum’s long-held second place in the Market Cap leaderboards. It quickly went back to its traditional and respectable third place behind Ethereum, but it could be a sign of things to come.

XRP has a lot of clout in the market because of the platform it is based on, which is Ripple. A coin that is used for a very specific purpose and with a long term goal in mind is always going to fare better than others. Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash and others have come about because of disagreements in Bitcoin. Therefore they offer nothing except an alternative to Bitcoin as a pure cryptocurrency, while Ripple (and XRP along with it) has something tangible behind it.

Big Banks Back Ripple

Ripple was created in 2012 for a specific reason. It aimed to become a faster and more efficient method to transfer value between banks and countries. This value can be almost anything from currencies to other instruments. While initially, banks were cautious about investing in the company, recently they have been lining up. The crypto winter has helped with innovation int he industry and Ripple has benefitted immensely for it.

The various payment solutions based on Ripple such as xRapid and xCurrent are seeing a large uptake, and this is having an amazing effect on XRP as a whole.…

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