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Why IOTA is a Project that is Going to Last

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For a lot of people, IOTA (MIOTA) is an exceptional cryptocurrency, one that deserves a lot more attention than what it is getting. It is definitely a project made to last, with a heavy focus on connecting the space and being the bridge between different technologies.

Another thing that makes IOTA unique and special is the fact that it belongs to a handful of cryptos that are not based on blockchain technology in a usual sense. Instead, it uses a technology called “Tangle” in order to operate. This technology has numerous potential use cases, with experts believing that it can transform countless industries.

Even so, there are many that are still not impressed with IOTA due to the fact that its coin has not performed as well. The opinion of the project usually goes one of two ways — investors are either skeptical and unsure whether they should get involved or are thrilled with IOTA, claiming that it is the most promising project in the crypto space.

When it comes to opinions of IOTA outside of the crypto space, they are mostly quite positive. IOTA managed to enter partnerships in numerous industries, with the biggest ones being with carmakers, the insurance industry, the IoT space, and manufacturing industry. While its coin failed to grow even after these partnerships, many believe that it will happen as soon as the market is ready to allow it.

How IOTA connects other technologies

DLT and IOTA’s Tangle have a lot of similarities, but there are also some aspects where Tangle is clearly superior. One of them includes security, which IOTA managed to ensure due to the fact that it is “blockless”. Its technology was developed as a solution to numerous flaws observed in blockchain technology. Through its evolution, IOTA became a perfect way for connecting different technologies and providing a method for machine-to-machine communication.

As a result, it can connect IoT devices into a single large network, one that would provide better security and make communication easier. The same thing can be done with cars, especially now when self-driving and highly-digitized cars are slowly becoming a new norm. By connecting them all with IOTA technology, these vehicles will be able to receive new upgrades without ever having to line up for manual upgrade.

Each connected device or piece of technology can serve as a validator of transactions, which also solves the issue of micro-transactions that other blockchains are struggling with to this day. Due to such levels of connectivity, IOTA is also perfect for things like tracking shipments, logistics, fintech, and likely even smart homes.

IOTA is still developing rapidly, and its story is only beginning. It has the potential to become one of the largest projects in a few years, and definitely one with the largest real-world use cases. The current behavior of its coin is of small consequence considering the use cases of this technology. And, as the two are tied together, they will likely share the same fate, and the coin will skyrocket as well, in time.

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

The development of…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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