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High chances Amazon will partner with Ripple (XRP) in 2018

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Ripple without any doubt takes the first place when it comes to a network that has been tested and proven in real-world cases in blockchain technology. At present, Ripple (XRP) has grown to become a major player in the cryptocurrency space being used and tested by major financial players in the financial sector as well as other money transfer service providers.

Ripple is playing a leading role in the crypto ecosystem as other digital coins are lagging behind but are busy imitating their earlier strategies of creating hype around partnerships and their infrastructure. The third-ranked virtual currency now seems to set its eyes and attention on the e-commerce giant and leader, Amazon for a possible partnership.

Ripple (XRP) currently enjoys an impressive partnership portfolio of over 75 banks who have chosen it as their natural service provider, a fact that should attract Amazon to be part of the family. A possible partnership with Ripple (XRP) has the potential to influence the fortunes of the e-commerce giant significantly, Amazon positively, while bringing onboard millions of their customers and associates spread all over the world. Here are some of the reasons why we believe Amazon and Ripple are going to become partners in the coming few months, finally.

Ripple’s Affordability, Dependability, and Transaction Speeds

One of the main selling point associated with blockchain technology is the costs and time it takes to complete a transaction. In the beginning, many investors and potential partners like Amazon were fearful of how to approach the volatility of digital coins but not any longer. With the rate Ripple is becoming an accepted, stable, and a future virtual currency reservoir, meeting Amazon’s micro-payment level demands should not be a problem.

Whereas the transaction costs and other fees are concerned, you cannot compare Ripple and Bitcoin at the moment. A partnership with the number one ranked digital coin, Bitcoin, will only mean consumers will have to go deeper into their pockets to enjoy the services due to the high costs and charges associated with Bitcoin. To this effect, Ripple delivers not only fast but also low transactions to their consumers.

Amazon usually spends a lot of funds completing a transaction thus minimizing their profit margins and discouraging consumers from using their platform as fees incurred are typically passed down to the customer. But by utilizing Ripple, Amazon will only have to incur a few cents per transaction making a lot of economic sense.

Ripple Low Prices

Volumes drive Amazon while Ripple is affordable and convenient to the masses. Combining both partners, Ripple and Amazon mean both sides win regarding global reach and adoption. The good thing about Ripple is that anybody can afford XRP tokens now that they are exchanging under $1 before any price surge happens.

Amazon, on the other hand, has a different consumer base with those shopping for cheap products form the most significant percentage of their clientele. It is this audience Ripple is targeting hoping to bring onboard.

Amazon should take advantage of Ripple’s low transaction prices in safeguarding more traffic towards their platform rather than to their competitors.

Ripple Guarantees Amazon Stability

XRP has a considerable supply of coins in the market. As Ripple continues to surge, it presents Amazon lower volatility levels, a factor that should make it more appealing to the e-commerce giant. Unlike Bitcoin and other currencies where prices fall by over $1000, XRP depreciates by pennies or cents, a small percentage that the customer barely notices.

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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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