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John McAfee, Ripple (XRP) and the SEC

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Known for his well-timed predictions (and their explosive results) within the cryptocurrency community, John McAfee is in the headlines again, going underground as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) attempts to silence his voice. A vocal critic of the SEC, McAfee has taken to Twitter to update his followers on current developments as the SEC has allegedly infiltrated his property, disturbing McAffee’s peace and forcing the hand of a man most famously known for his wild Bitcoin predictions.

Perhaps the most vocal and angry critic of the SEC, McAfee has spoken out numerous times concerning the commission’s actions to destroy value in the market. Now, with an increase in suspicious activity happening around his home in Tennessee, his twitter feed has lit up with the dramatic unfolding of this newest dilemma. With the entire story unfolding via social media, we need to look no further than Twitter and Youtube for updates. The official story, however, has been told by Rob Loggia on his increasingly popular website.

While easily passed off as paranoid by the mainstream media, McAfee’s security detail sees current developments differently. As an example, Jimmy Watson, a former Navy Seal hired by McAfee for protection has stated,

“All of my instincts point in one direction. We’ve had a white single-engine plane circle the property at low altitude for almost an hour. It has visited us several times. That’s not normal.”

Other abnormal instances include vehicles with passengers trying to obscure their faces as they take off at high speed, and apparent human activity leaving traces in the tall grass surrounding McAfee’s home. Needless to say, McAffee has felt it necessary to leave the safety of his cul de sac, and reveal his truths from an undisclosed location, traveling via armed motorcade.

While there is no direct connection to the recent visits and the SEC, McAfee is again speaking out against the commission and its overwhelming intrusions into our civil liberties. Having been targeted by the commission in the past, McAfee believes it is them making life difficult once again.

The SEC has made headlines recently with their meddling into the affairs of a few big-name cryptocurrencies. Ripple (XRP) has now been targeted and is quickly mounting a defense (or at least creating a new logo) to distance the currency (XRP) from Ripple the company. The SEC is waiting to make up its mind as what truly constitutes a security in the crypto-universe, and the fate of Ripple’s (XRP) value is again held in limbo to the consternation of hodlers across the market.

While the SEC intrusion makes waves through the daily headlines of our favorite crypto news sites, its decision (either way) speaks volumes to McAfee’s discussion on the commission’s overreach. And while the verdict is yet to officially come out, the damage is being done in front of our eyes, as the SEC once again affects the value of Ripple (XRP) and the market as a whole.

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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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