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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.

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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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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