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Here’s Why Dash (DASH) Might Overthrow Bitcoin (BTC) in 2018

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Bitcoin might be the largest cryptocurrency in the market today, but it certainly is not free from limitations. As the first decentralized blockchain, Bitcoin has become all the rage in the market. But is the hype about Bitcoin justified? With the surge of altcoins in the crypto space, there are many options available to the investors, which might challenge Bitcoin’s ascendancy.

Speaking of viable contenders in the market, Dash is definitely a currency to watch out for. Functional since January 2014, Dash attracted the investors’ attention from its very inception. Dash (DASH), which ranks 13th by market capitalization, has already broken into the $1 billion club. In addition to a lightning fast transaction speed, which has been Dash’s main attraction, the cryptocurrency also boasts several noteworthy features, including user anonymity. This article explores some of the competitive advantages of Dash over Bitcoin.

Dash (DASH) Vs Bitcoin: Which One Is Better?

A little insight into the price trend will reveal that this year has been really critical for Bitcoin and its likes. Apart from the downtrend, which distressed many investors, the currency has seen some major challenges in the recent time. Speaking of Bitcoin’s limitations, mention must be made of its terribly slow transaction speed. The following points illustrate why Dash is a viable alternative to Bitcoin.

  • Dash Is Faster Than Bitcoin:

The major drawback of Bitcoin at the moment is its notoriously slow transaction speed. In the highly competitive world of cryptocurrency, speed plays a pivotal role in trading. This is why the market has seen the surge of numerous new currencies that boast lightning fast transaction. As most investors would agree, Bitcoin’s slow transaction speed is a huge big turn-off, especially in today’s volatile market where investors need to make quick decisions. Dash, which offers its users an additional facility known as InstasSend, allows investors to execute their transaction within minutes.

  • Dash Is Less Expensive Than Bitcoin:

Bitcoin’s value has gone down this year but, as the largest currency in the market, it is an expensive option. Also, it’s quite risky to invest in Bitcoin, as the Bitcoin market is quite volatile at the moment. At any rate, Dash (DASH), which is presently trading at $448.58, is a lucrative option for investors looking for a cheaper alternative.

  • Dash Is Nourished by an Active Community:

Although Bitcoin has a huge follower-base, the community is at war. In the past couple of months, Bitcoin has seen some nasty forks. As you are aware of, the cryptocurrency has been divided into many new currencies, including BitcoinPrivate, BitcoinCash, and Bitcoin Gold. Quite naturally, the community has divided into subgroups, each supporting different forks. Speaking of Bitcoin forks, many investors blame these forks for the price volatility of Bitcoin. In contrast, Dash is supported by a highly functional community.   Like any other currency, Dash’s community also faces critical arguments, but the efficient administrative structure enables it to offer solutions for all investment-related challenges.

  • Dash’s Privacy Features Will Put Bitcoin to Shame:

As opposed to Bitcoin and other big names, which are criticised for security breaches, Dash provides users with a special security feature, wherein users can expect anonymous transactions. Dash’s privacy feature is not a default option and can be accessed on request. The best part PrivateSend, the optional security feature, is its anonymity; it is impossible to trace transactions to real-life identities.

In addition to the aforementioned facilities, Dash has developed an excellent interface which enables users to procure DASH tokens offline. While such a possibility is unimaginable with most of the currencies, Dash has managed to make a breakthrough, allowing users to carry out offline transactions.

Dash’s Price Forecast for 2018

Just like the majority of cryptocurrencies, Dash’s performance hasn’t been stable, as the first quarter of 2018 has seen a steady decline of Dash’s value. However, as per the recent price records, the price is gaining momentum in the market.  Considering the critical condition of the market, making a comeback can be terribly difficult. With some major currencies trading in the trading, Dash’s positive price movement surprised the investors.

The currency, which ranks 13 by market capitalization, is available to the traders at $448.58. Much to the investors’ delight, the currency has gained 6.04% from its earlier position, featuring it among the top gainers this week.  With a market capitalization of $3,616,656,589, the cryptocurrency boasts a trading volume of $90,771,900 at the time of writing.

Does the price spike signal a bull run for Dash?

The cryptocurrency, which has plunged steeply from its record high of $1,515.39 on December 20, 2017, is making slow advancements. While analysts interpret the spike as a sign of revival, it’s difficult to say what will happen with this promising cryptocurrency. If the market analysts are right, the price might just hit its record high, the $1500 price level.

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Binance Coin (BNB) Stops Following Bitcoin (BTC) — But is it Permanent?

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Binance Coin (BNB) is currently one of the most interesting coins in the vast crypto market. However, the thing that makes it interesting is seemingly unique to BNB at this time, which is the fact that it managed to decouple itself from Bitcoin (BTC).

As many are likely aware of, Bitcoin is the first and the largest cryptocurrency. It is also the most valuable one, in terms of its price. As such, Bitcoin has been dominating the market, as well as dictating the market’s behavior. Whenever Bitcoin’s price goes up or down, the rest of the market tends to follow, and each coin’s chart resembles that of BTC — not completely, but enough for everyone to notice.

Binance Coin, however, is the first coin to successfully say ‘no’ to this trend, and resist the largest cryptocurrency. Many have noticed this phenomenon and were wondering what had caused it. So far, the only explanation is a large number of use cases that BNB now has, thanks to various projects.

Binance Coin use cases

Binance Coin was created by the largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance. The exchange developed it to be a native coin in Binance ecosystem, and it is being used within the exchange itself. Many have started buying the coin, as using it within the exchange grants a significant discount on trading fees. The discount is…

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Why Bitcoin Price Remains Stable Before the Expected Hike

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The cryptocurrency rallied a few days back, but now, it has moved closer to 38.2% Fib level. Investors are enthusiastic that as it remains at this level for some time, and stabilize. The next move in Bitcoin price will take it to the 61.8% Fib level. This is when the hike in the price of the cryptocurrency will occur towards $4,200. However, after the surge in price, the upcoming weeks will see the Bitcoin falling swiftly to $3,000.

The truth is that if this move fails to occur, there may not be an improvement in the value of the digital currency. Also, this movement will enable the “bullish gartly pattern” we saw on the BTC/USD 4H chart to become a reality. Also, we are expecting that the Bitcoin price will decline the same way it has been recovering since early February.

Why this week’s closing price matters

Presently, Bitcoin price is still trading above what the intrinsic value is showing on larger time frames. However, we can see adequate room to accommodate short-term rallies. The price at which Bitcoin closes this week is very critical. It will be a clear indication as to how the digital currency will move in the coming weeks.

If Bitcoin closes at a price above $4,000, we are hopeful that the correction may come from early next week. On the other hand, any…

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Stanford Lecturer praises XRP over Bitcoin

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The world of cryptocurrencies continues to cause controversies even now, particularly when it comes to matters such as the superiority of one coin over others. According to recent reports, one student from Stanford University has stated that one of Stanford’s guest lecturers — Dr. Susan Athey — bashed the first and largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, while praising XRP.

Does guest lecturer go anti-Bitcoin?

In late February, Stanford’s student called Conner Brown came out publicly with a claim that Athey described Bitcoin’s network and protocol inaccurately, and that she also used the opportunity to make unfounded criticism. Athey, who also sits on Board of Directors at Ripple Labs — XRP’s parent company — supposedly also stated that XRP provides solutions to all issues mentioned in regards to Bitcoin.

According to Brown’s comments on the matter, the lecture in question took place over a month ago, and after attending it, he wrote an open letter to Standford, explaining the incident. In the letter, Brown claims that Athey inaccurately presented Bitcoin’s consensus protocol and overstated several issues, such as the threat of a 51% attack on the coins network, as well as Bitcoin’s mining centralization.

However, the main problem with the lecture, as Brown sees it, is the professor’s claims that XRP presents a solution to these problems.

The claims caused Dr. Athey to respond publicly via Twitter, stating…

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