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How Cardano plans to dominate global industries with Blockchain technology

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It has only been a couple of months since the launch of Cardano yet this distributed computing platform has a lot more to show in terms of platform developments, partnerships, and leadership than most of the top coins. Granted, the heavy hitters on CoinMarketCap boast of high trading volume with almost double the market capitalization that Cardano’s ADA possesses. However, Cardano’s future looks way brighter considering the moves that IOHK is making to advance the project.

What you should know about Cardano

To the uninitiated, Cardano’s development is backed by a total of three organizations. The Cardano foundation which is an independent Switzerland based organization built to support the Cardano community, while streamlining regulatory and commercial issues. The next organization is IOHK. This is a research and development entity that specifically focuses on cryptocurrencies and is currently under a contract to develop the Cardano Blockchain up until 2020. Additionally, Cardano is also supported by Emurgo. This here is a venture capitalist firm that supports entities built on top of Cardano’s Blockchain.

Cardano’s partnerships in Africa

After a signed MOU between the Ethiopian government and IOHK last month, it has become evident that the vision for Cardano, according to Charles Hoskinson (CEO at IOHK), is to “drive financial inclusion on the continent”.

Furthermore, the Cardano foundation recently posted on Twitter indicating that it believes in a vision for Blockchain in Africa. To this regard, IOHK is currently helping accelerate the adoption of Blockchain technology by training and hiring local programmers and software developers in a bid to develop Blockchain solutions for a variety of industries.

In Ethiopia alone, about 100 programmers have already been added to the program to assist Ethiopia’s ministry of science and technology to achieve long-term deployment of Blockchain technology in various industries including agriculture. The same program has been replicated in Barbados where about 70% of trained Haskell programmers will get a chance to work with IOHK and build the future of Cardano. IOHK has also ventured in Rwanda where Cardano’s Blockchain is being implemented towards the realization of a trustless and incorruptible land registry system built on Blockchain technology.

Testnets and the backing of quality leadership

IOHK has also been at work in the past few weeks, launching testnets such as the KEVM testnet that will establish a first of its kind smart contracts based on Ethereum’s Virtual Machine (EVM). In addition, IOHK is also building bridges with other cryptocurrencies such as ZenCash to build the next level privacy-centric cryptocurrencies.

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With these and more developments, it’s easy to see that Cardano is one of the smartest projects in the crypto space. The project is backed by a large team of expert academics and doctorates, and it’s led by Hoskinson who is a competent Blockchain expert. Furthermore, the fact that Hoskinson was also a co-founder at Ethereum with Vitalik Buterin means he brings a lot of experience to the table. Who knows? Cardano might just outperform its peers eventually.

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DGB Price Prediction For 2018 and Beyond

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With the crypto market being constantly bearish throughout this year, a lot of investors are having second thoughts about buying additional coins. While some large cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum can be considered safe investments, smaller coins like Digibyte (DGB) often receive a lot of doubt. This is why the DGB price prediction is necessary so that the investors can know what to expect.

DGB Price Prediction

DGB has had its ups and downs throughout this year, and at some point, it even went up by 70%. However, the constant bear market affected it just as much as numerous other cryptos. This has brought its value down to its current $0.025378 per coin. Some optimistic predictions from earlier dates saw the coin reaching as high a price as $9.20 by the year’s end. However, as we approach the date, it seems less and less likely that this DGB price prediction will come true.

The coin is generally seen as a profitable investment. As it is always the case with cryptocurrencies, they should be bought when their prices are down, so that a profit could be made when they spike up once more. Digibyte is no different, but it should be noted that investing in this coin means having patience. DGB is not among the coins that will make you rich overnight, and instead, it should be seen as a long-term investment.

Even though 2018 has been as…

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Why ZCash (ZEC) Is Heading to $10k

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Back in mid-May, the Winklevoss Twins made the headlines for embracing ZCash (ZEC) as one of its major digital assets on their groundbreaking Gemini exchange. When the announcement was made, ZEC rallied in the market by showing a 45% increment in value. The coin made it to $357 in a matter of hours.

Further assessing the currently available digital assets on the Gemini platform, we find that the exchange currently has USD pairings for only Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum and ZEC. There is also additional pairings of ETH/BTC, ZEC/BTC and ZEC/ETH with plans to onboard Litecoin in the coming days.

Another thing to note is that the exchange also provides custodial services for institutional investors thus giving ZEC the much-needed exposure to the firms on Wall Street. Custodial services provide a guarantee that all digital assets on the platform are stored by a licensed entity thus extinguishing any cybersecurity concerns. For an entity to be licensed in New York for custodial services, the proper due diligence and research have been done.

Another thing that makes the Gemini exchange attractive and appealing to institutional investors, is that all USD deposits are insured by the FDIC. The latter entity is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that provides insurance for USD deposits in American banks. This means that once again, the funds of individual and institutional investors are safe and insured, further making…

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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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