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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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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.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

The crash that analysts are predicting right now comes as a direct consequence of all the hype that has been building up in…

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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