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Icon (ICX) Launches Blockchain Incubator as Part of New Project

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Icon (ICX) is one of many currencies that are currently in the process of bouncing higher as the majority of cryptocurrencies are going up while trying to rebound from the market crash that was negatively affecting the price of our favorite assets for more than eight weeks in a row. However, bouncing higher is not the only thing ICX has been up to as Icon Foundation is focused on a new project as launched by their own team. Let’s see how the new project may affect Icon in the time to come as well as discover more details on the mentioned ICX project.

Icon and the Blockchain Incubator

Just like NEO is considered to be the Chinese Ethereum with an unspoken promise of dethroning Ethereum, Icon is considered to be South Korean Ethereum across numerous crypto communities. What we are most interested at the moment is a brand new project that is being launched by the Icon Foundation, where the mentioned interest is justified by the importance of the project, not only for Icon but for ICX and crypto community as well.

Apparently, Icon Foundation is launching a blockchain incubator, known by the name Deblock.

Deblock project is made possible thanks to a collaboration between Icon Foundation and a marketing company called AD4th which is in the business with digital advertising. As far as the project concerned, Deblock will work similar to the way business incubators are working, which means that there will be opportunities for all ICX users who would like to launch their project and potentially get it funded and launched eventually.

Deblock will serve the purpose of enabling all interested users in easily pitching their projects via Deblock blockchain incubator, while the most interesting projects would be funded, analyzed and supported. During the process of pitching and leading projects to realization, all participants will be advised on the main points of their projects with the idea of developing blockchain technology and contributing to mass adoption and mass use of blockchain technology and blockchain-based products and services.

Deblock will, of course, run on ICX network while it is expected to have over 300 projects to work on and develop during the course of 3 years where 50 of these would be completely and exclusively funded.

All of the 300 projects will be covered in the field of sponsorship, which means that all projects would be promoted with a serious marketing strategy with the cause of getting the best projects funded.

The chosen participants would be able to enjoy all the perks included in the blockchain incubator which means that the best projects would get marketing coverage, support, relevant advising, promotion and aid in development.

This project will not only affect Icon Foundation in a positive way but may also lead to further development of blockchain-based technology and contribute to the overall expansion of the world of digital assets and decentralization.

Further, on this matter, this project should definitely lead to the expansion of Icon Network given the fact that Deblock as a project has the main goal of making Icon the biggest decentralized application network in South Korea, which is a pretty flattering status.

One is for certain, and that is the fact that Icon is indeed showing improvement in its pace of growth, partially thanks to Deblock and the idea of the blockchain based incubator as initiated by their collaboration with AD4th. AD4th, as stated, is planning on expanding the market towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, as implicated by the company’s name. Their influence will be based on blockchain technology and business.

How is Icon doing at the Current Moment?

Being traded on Bithumb and Upbit for the last month have surely influenced the growth of Icon beside by other factors such as the launching of Deblock. The growth of ICX was also affected by a massive rebound all currencies are going through at the current moment as the market is slowly recovering from the latest crash.

After the most recent change in the market, Icon had another amazing increase and it is trading in the green, which has been the case for days now.

After the latest change, ICX has gone up for 9.01% against the dollar, while it is also rising in oppose to ETH and BTC, which means that ICX is growing at the faster pace of growth than Bitcoin and Ethereum at the moment.

In addition to rising against the dollar for over 9%, ICX is rising against BTC and ETH for 3.01% and 3.37%.

After the rise of a bit over 9% against the dollar, Icon can now be bought at the price of 3.50$ per one ICX unit. The current price is still four times lower than the record price of ICX as marked at the beginning of 2017, in January, when this currency was valued at the price of 12.47$ per one ICX token.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
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  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

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