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IOTA News: IOTA Gains Support on New Hardware Wallet

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According to recent IOTA news, MIOTA has now officially integrated with Ledger’s hardware wallet. The announcement, which came via blog post and Twitter, states that the wallet is also compatible with Romeo wallet, as well as Trinity wallet.

The integration is vital due to the fact that it allows users to isolate their private account seeds from their devices such as smartphones and computers. As a result, the security is enhanced, and a chance of a third party gaining access to these accounts is reduced.

The collaboration will focus on security

Eric Larcheveque, Ledger’s CEO, stated that both IOTA and Ledger aim to provide their users with the security of the highest level. IOTA news that announced the collaboration between the two sparked development of a compatibility feature that would allow users to store, access, and manage their tokens on Ledger’s wallet.

The Ledger Nano S hardware wallet is created with an operating system called BOLOS. This is a system that is integrated into a secure chip. A lot of people are already familiar with this type of chip, as this exact one is used for passports, credit cards, and alike.

The final product is a platform resistant to tampering, and capable of providing a secure environment for data and various apps. Considering that hacking the secure chips is a very difficult process, devices are additionally secured. The fact that hardware wallets are usually used as cold wallets increases the security level even more, and this is what has allowed Ledger to develop such an excellent reputation as a strong, secure wallet in the first place.

IOTA’s co-founder, David Sonstebo, also commented that the team is excited to work with Ledger, but also proud of the community that has made the collaboration possible.

Ledger started off in 2014 as a security and infrastructure solution for blockchain and crypto. Since then, it had groundbreaking solutions that allowed it to rise up to the position of this industry leader. It has headquarters in San Francisco and Paris, and it employs over 200 professional developers and experts for various products and services.

The IOTA news that announced MIOTA being supported by Ledger came only a few weeks after Ledger adopted two other coins — Waves and EOS. In addition, Ledger also works on expanding its Ledger Live app, which is available on Linux, Windows, and Mac, and it serves as an all-in-one app for its users.

As for IOTA, the coin has yet to show any serious price jump caused by the new development. At the time of writing, IOTA is trading in red (by a fraction), with a price of $0.5029 per coin, and a 0.75% decrease in the last 24 hours. IOTA has made significant progress in 2018 when it comes to entering various collaborations. While the newest one is with Ledger, the biggest ones include different car makers who plan to use IOTA’s network for connecting new vehicles via the blockchain technology.

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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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