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Is Charlie Lee Leaving Litecoin (LTC) for the Sake of Decentralization?

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Litecoin has been following up with the latest trend in the market which means that LTC is trading up in the green against the dollar. However, the majority of coins are going up in accordance with the atmosphere in the market, so some coins are performing better than LTC. That is how Litecoin dropped down to the seventh spot on the global coin ranking list from its previous place as the sixth-best currency. Only several weeks before, Litecoin was rated as the fifth-best currency, but EOS pushed it down to the spot number 6 on the global coin ranking list. But, that is not the main news revolving around this digital currency – we are interested in Charlie Lee’s statement that he is eventually going to leave Litecoin.

Is Charlie Lee Leaving Litecoin?

It all started with a rumor that Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, is going to leave his own currency. The conversation with Charlie Lee started off on Twitter, triggered with a question asked by one of the Charlie Lee’s followers on Twitter. The question was: “The rumors are saying that you are leaving LTC, is it true?”

The answer provided by Charlie Lee on this occasion was short and concise, so he said that he is eventually going to leave Litecoin, which confirmed the rumor as a truthful presumption.

When asked about the reason for leaving the coin he founded and is currently still CEO to, he answered that he is eventually going to leave LTC because he believes that Litecoin isn’t able to acquire a status of a completely decentralized asset with him on the head. That means that Charlie Lee is leaving to make sure Litecoin is able to become even more decentralized, which is in the spirit of blockchain technology in the first place.

Even though Litecoin’s CEO confirmed that he is going to leave the team, he kept private the date when he will no longer be a part of Litecoin, so we can only wait for more updates on his departure or feel free to guess when this departure will occur.

Later on, during the Twitter conversation, Charlie Lee said that there is no need to worry because he won’t be leaving Litecoin any time soon, “not today, or tomorrow”, which means that it could happen in ten years from now!

The question about Charlie Lee leaving Litecoin appeared even back in December 2017 when Litecoin’s CEO sold his Litecoin units. Moreover on the subject on how well Litecoin is doing at the current moment, it seems that the overall tone of conversation implicated that he is worried about the recent downfalls LTC has had with dropping from the 5th to taking the 7th place on the global coin ranking list, although Litecoin is trading in the green for quite some time now.

Charlie Lee explained that he is hoping that over time, Litecoin will become more decentralized with the greatest portion of control belonging to the users, which would contribute to the level of decentralization of this digital asset.

For now, it is certain that Charlie Lee is sticking around in order to push Litecoin towards new achievements and technological improvements.

Litecoin and Running Private Nodes

Talking about decentralization of Litecoin, Charlie Lee posted a message that made a pretty neat comparison between private nodes and watches. He stated in this message that running a private node is like having your own watch, which means that you don’t have to ask anyone about the time – you know what time it is.

The same thing is with having private nodes on a decentralized platform – when running private nodes; you don’t need a confirmation from miners when operating with transactions. That is how Charlie Lee reminded everyone in this comparison that all these nodes would be at the same time running together although separate, just like everyone has their own watch but the time remains the same. That means that no one can change the time unless everyone agrees with it.

It seems like this message that Charlie Lee is trying to introduce us to a new vision that would enable Litecoin to become more decentralized with the greater power given to the users of LTC.

In addition to this story, everyone was surprised (mostly in a negative way) when Charlie Lee made a statement about the latest scandal with BCH. Apparently, the founder of Bitcoin Cash, Roger Ver, made people buy BCH making them believe that they were actually buying BTC. There is a lawsuit coming up towards Roger Ver, still potentially. However, Charlie Lee stated that the lawsuit, in this case, is unnecessary because Roger Ver didn’t do anything illegal.

Many Litecoin followers and crypto enthusiasts don’t agree with Charlie Lee on this matter, however, that is not affecting the growth of Litecoin in the market as LTC is trading in the green against the dollar.

How is Litecoin doing at the Current Moment?

Now ranked as the seventh-best currency according to the global coin report, which is actually a defeat for LTC, Litecoin is still trading in the green.

After the latest change in the market, Litecoin has got another raise of 2.07%, on May 3rd.

In addition to rising against the dollar, Litecoin is also rising up against BTC, which means that this coin is doing slightly better than the original coin as it is trading up by 1.21% against Bitcoin.

After the latest change, Litecoin can be purchased at the price of 151.52$ per one unit, which is still away from its record price of around 333$ per one LTC coin.

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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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