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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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HODLing Stellar Is A Good Plan For 2019

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HODLing, or holding on to a certain asset or assets has always been an extremely useful investment strategy, even before cryptocurrencies were even imagined. Now, with the market being more uncertain than ever, many are wondering what is the right thing to do with the coins in their possession.

Of course, things change depending on the coin in question, but today, we are going to talk about why it is a good idea to hold on to your Stellar (XLM) in 2019.

Why You Should Hodl Stellar (XLM)

The crypto market is rich with hundreds, and even thousands of different projects at this point, and separating valuable ones from those that are destined to slowly fade away can be tricky. However, even the biggest skeptics believe that Stellar is a coin that is here to stay.

XLM was first launched in 2014, and for a long time now, it has been among the top 10 cryptos by market cap. It is an open-source, decentralized protocol that allows users to send fiat currencies by using cryptocurrency as a method of transport. In a lot of ways, it is very similar to XRP. However, the biggest difference is that Stellar aims to offer its services to regular people, while XRP is more interested in working with banks and financial institutions.

Nevertheless, sending money, especially when it comes to cross-border…

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Reasons To Invest In Electroneum In 2019

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2018 has been quite a rollercoaster for the crypto space. Coins went up and down more times than anyone could have guessed, not to mention two massive market crashes. However, in a few short weeks, the year will be over, and a new, positive period for the crypto world is expected to arrive.

While there are many predictions for 2019, today we are only interested in one thing — Electroneum (ETN). A lot of people quickly took notice of this coin, and many believe that it is among the coins of the future. Indeed, it has received a lot of attention, and many are interested in why that is, and why investing in it is a good idea. So, let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should invest in ETN in 2019.

1) It is fast

Speed and precision of any service have always been very important to people. This importance is even greater when making a profit depends on it. Electroneum developers were aware of this when they created it, and the coin is up to 5 times faster than Bitcoin. This means that ETN transactions can be confirmed much faster, which in turn reduces fees and waiting time.

Furthermore, there are also plans to create Electroneum Virtual Currency Exchange, which will allow the project to act as an exchange. However, the even…

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SEC Postpones Bitcoin ETF Decision Once Again

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The new announcement by the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) states that the decision regarding the potential approval of several applications for a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded funds) is once again postponed. This time, the SEC declared that the decision will be made by February 27th, 2019.

The application requesting that VanExk SolidX BTC fund get s listed on Cboe BZx Exchange that was published on July 2nd needs to be given order by the commission within 180 days. Originally, the deadline for doing so was December 29th. However, the SEC decided to extend the period for another 60 days, effectively moving it to February 27th.

The SEC stated that designating a longer period for making a decision was found appropriate, as more time is needed in order to properly consider the rule change.

Cryptocurrencies need a sufficient monitoring mechanism, claims SEC chairman

Recent reports claim that the SEC received over 1,600 comments after requesting the public opinion regarding the ETF applications issue. In the past, the SEC rejected many such applications, some of which were even submitted by SolidX itself. In addition, they also rejected the applications submitted by Gemini, the exchange owned by Winklevoss twins. Brothers were attempting to gain ETF approval ever since 2013, although to no avail.

Other applications were also submitted by Direxion, ProShares, as well as GraniteShares. The SEC rejected them…

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