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Here Is How Zilliqa (ZIL) Will Zoom Past Tron (TRX)

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Can crypto traders and enthusiasts suffer from the fatigue of one project being constantly in the news? Perhaps the Tron (TRX) foundation is putting in too much effort to have its platform known in the crypto-verse. The way technology and marketing works are that there needs to be a balance between the product being offered and the marketing strategy. Word of mouth works best. This is when the users and believers of a product or project do the advertising themselves.

In the case of TRON, perhaps the crypto-verse has seen what the team can offer and wants a new, fresh project to switch its attention to.

In comes Zilliqa (ZIL) with the second version of its Testnet that showcases the Scilla programming language and MainNet that is slated for release in Q3 of this year.

Zilliqa (ZIL) has one advantage over the Tron project. Not too many crypto enthusiasts have heard about this new refreshing project. What then will happen as soon as the Mainnet is launched, the concept of sharding in the Zilliqa platform will be confirmed 100%. The current Zilliqa Testnet can handle 2,828 transactions per second with just 6 shards. The entire Tron MainNet currently handles 2,000 tps (transactions per second). This is still high considering that Ethereum’s platform can only handle 25. But Zilliqa is clearly the future of scaling on the blockchain. As more shards are added onto the platform, the tps will grow according to and Zilliqa will outshine the rest.

Secondly, due to the high tps, the Zilliqa platform will be ideal for DApps that are centered on gaming, entertainment, digital advertising as well as finance. This means the Mainnet that proves to be more efficient between that of Tron and Zilliqa, will win over developers.

A third reason that Zilliqa will zoom past Tron in terms of technology, is the new programming language of Scilla that is the core of the ZIL project. The Scilla language has been designed with smart contract safety in mind. The researchers that developed Scilla, are at the top of their game in academia. This means they have studied the smart contract ecosystem and know all the loopholes and hurdles. It is like asking an aeronautical engineer to put together a Formula One Racecar. S/he knows the ins and outs of aerodynamics. The team at Zilliqa specialize in smart contracts 100%.

In a nutshell, the second quarter of 2018 will prove to be an exciting one as both Tron and Zilliqa will have functioning Mainnets. This means that both blockchain platforms will stand the test that is the developer and blockchain community. These two communities will decide on which platform to use for their projects. Zilliqa already has a head start by showcasing a higher throughput in transactions. Tron might hold the edge right now for having released its Mainnet earlier. But time will tell as to which platform will be victorious.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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