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Google (NYSE: GOOGL) to partner up with Cardano (ADA) soon?

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Cardano (ADA) is a blockchain technology that was founded by Charles Hoskinson. After inviting Justin Sun, CEO of Tron (TRX), to design the most exceptional blockchain tech in the world, there seem not be a stopping point for Hoskinson as he went to meet Google in London for possible partnership talks to foster cryptos and blockchain technology.

Cardano (ADA) potential partnership with Google

The meeting hosted Hoskinson and his IOHK team; it gave Google teams all over the globe the chance to put up questions about Cardano through conference calls.

It is important to know that IOHK is the company in charge of the coding aspect of Cardano platform and the company was invited by Google’s London office to give answers to the queries concerning the crypto’s next-generation protocols and also to explain the plan to outdo Ethereum. The details of the meeting will be made known for every enthusiast of Cardano (ADA) soon, according to Hoskinson.

Regarding Cardano meeting with Google, Hoskinson started with an introduction of what Cardano is, and how it functions. He further went ahead to explain the blockchain’s algorithm. Hoskinson, also the CEO of IOHK, further emphasized that the team is presently correcting the faults that their network has. As a result of the meeting in London, there may be a possible partnership between these two companies shortly.

Cardano is an open source blockchain technology that plans to solve the problem that most Ethereum users face which are, security, PoS consensus mechanism, and scalability. Cardano plans to give these solutions in a bid to outdo Ethereum through its algorithm called Ouroborus.

During the meeting, Hoskinson talked about Cardano’s and cryptocurrencies future, and a Crypto enthusiast raised a question on how Cardano plans to overtake Ethereum – Hoskinson answered by saying this:

“So many Java, C++ or Go developers are writing codes on Ethereum? You can’t, Ethereum doesn’t support any of these languages. They can’t even run a single viral app on the platform. If you look at the top 10 languages, none of them works on the system, so, by definition, all those developers aren’t developing for the system, they have to go and learn new tools and new stuff. With Cardano, first off, we’re backed-compatible, 100%, we’re running an EVM.”

It is evident that the blockchain has developers at heart due to its compatibility with different programming languages. These programming languages can be used by developers to develop smart contracts and decentralized applications on the blockchain.

Cardano (ADA) plans ahead

Cardano’s network called KEVM testnet is active at the moment, but Google employees asked Hoskinson on the first stride they aim to achieve this year, and he answered by saying this:

“Our goal is to release the next major version of Cardano sometime this year, called Shelly. We are really working really hard towards that. It might slip, but the odds are that it won’t… In parallel, we are releasing testnets for smart contracts. The first one will be released at the end of the month, and this is done with something called KEVM.”

Finally, it is important to note that Google is a company that has banned cryptocurrency ads, but its interest in Cardano’s blockchain project is quite intriguing. We hope to see a possible partnership between these two companies very soon.

And, of course, Google asking Cardano questions about blockchain and cryptocurrencies in general, refers to the fact that the search giant might be weighing the water before jumping into the crypto-river.

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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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