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Google thrusts towards blockchain, is Google Coin in the making?

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We all know Google was not precisely ‘open’ to the crypto world. In fact, not so long ago the giant company decided to follow the lead of Facebook (which has changed its mind already now) and Twitter while banning crypto ads on their site. However, as it seems, the unfavorable perception of the company may be changing now, and this is something that can be read crystal clear with the latest crypto advertising acceptance and the adding of several cryptocurrencies to their crypto-to-cash converter that occurred just a couple of days ago.

Moreover, one of the most surprising facts is that Google made all of the latest decisions without making any announcements, which of course, let us think that there’s something big going on there. Is it possible that Google is planning to start a crypto revolution? Could we be speaking of a ‘Google coin’ appearing in the cryptosphere any soon? Let’s see all the reasoning behind and the latest moves of the search giant.

Google cloud services and the blockchain technologies

Google is one of the few cloud services that as of now hasn’t still given an approach to the blockchain technologies to refresh the service and provide an update to the way it functions. Let’s recall that not so long ago, this year, Amazon Web services announced the launch of the dubbed ‘AWS Blockchain Templates’, a project designed with the intention of supporting its users in the creation of their very own blockchain projects by using Ethereum and Hyperledger.

Similarly, Microsoft communicated as well the employment of the blockchain with the intention of providing blockchain-based solutions to enterprises, and this was followed by the launch of a project dubbed ‘Coco,’ a blockchain-based framework constructed to work on enterprise systems. Like this, it was just a matter of time before Google would intend to make a similar move, and apparently, that time has come already.

It was clear that this was going to happen at a certain point. In fact, the co-founder of Google and president of Alphabet, Sergey Brin, recently stated that they “probably already failed to be on the bleeding edge” by not adapting to the new technologies, and evidently, this adaptation didn’t take so long. This Monday Google announced its partnership with the company Digital Asset, a startup business that seeks to deploy and deliver tools in regards to the construction of blockchain-based applications.

In this matter, the head of the Financial Services at Google, Leonard Law, declared that they are,

”delighted to innovate with Digital Asset in the distributed ledger space. DLT has great potential to benefit customers not just in the financial services industry, but across many industries, and we’re excited to bring these developer tools to Google Cloud.”

In addition to this, another partnership was also announced with BlockApps, which is nothing less than another startup that seeks to aid the construction of DApps, so as it seems, no matter how late Google may be, they’re right on track to conquer the crypto world as well.

Conclusion

The possibilities of the latest announcements are enormous. For the one part, many of us may speculate about the creation of a ‘Google coin’, and this actually doesn’t sound that crazy considering the many uses that the search giant can give to this coin. On the other hand, no one knows better what we want than Google, so we could be speaking of the creation of blockchain-based projects that satisfy our deepest needs… A ‘Google wallet’ perhaps?

What Google is really attempting to do with this stills remains a question, for the moment we only have to wait and see how the giant will surprise us. Hold tight, stay tuned.

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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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