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Kyber Network Progress Report: How Is It Going to Impact the Crypto Market

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Kyber Network is one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges in the world that offers their own default currency KNC or Kyber Network Crystal to their users. Because of the fact that the entire cryptocurrency market influenced by some big guns like Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. is in a severely volatile state, a large percentage of current crypto-traders all over the world are looking for some useful alternatives with stability and other features like low transaction and energy consumption. KNC, the cryptocurrency that was introduced during September of 2017 by Kyber Network exchange, certainly falls under that category. Since its inception, this digital currency has been able to maintain a steady upward trend in its market capitalization due to its various distinct features.

By the end of April 2018, Kyber Network has made considerable progress in terms of new partnerships and listing. The news of its partnership with MyEtherWallet and listing on Bithumb, one of the most reputed cryptocurrency exchanges, have been quite well-known to the investors around the world. However, these two phenomena are just the tip of the iceberg of KNC’s recent development. On 29th April, Kyber Network’s team published an extensive progress report of this currency. Here, some of these recent developments will be discussed to give its holders a luculent perspective of how this digital coin is going to impact the market in future.

Technical Developments of Kyber Network:

In the past few weeks, the development team of this coin has been able to make a significant number of upgrades in its various parts. They are:

Developments in Kyber Network Exchange:

The exchange is an inextricable part of KNC and essential for its sustenance as well. As a result, the development took special care in increasing its compatibility in different browsers available all around the world. This would enable a large number of new traders to opt for this currency and start trading without any technical impediment. They are also tirelessly working to ameliorate Kyber Network’s support for currently listed Dai Tokens. In a nutshell, the Kyber Network team was able to complete the following tasks in the past few weeks:

  • Successful compatibility testing of the exchange on Samsung and Brave browsers
  • Successful development of browsing support while Google Translate is active
  • Development of support for new ledger firmware to increase security and
  • Considerable improvement in supporting DAI tokens

Developments in Kyber Network Reserve:

In case of Kyber Network Reserve, the principal focus of the team was on increasing the stability and efficacy of the statistics and rebalancing system. In order to fulfil this technical requirement, the following steps were executed as part of the process:

  • Successful development of support for using Bittrex on top of Binance for better rebalancing
  • Successful application of the new recursive trading strategy for the same purpose
  • Accurate analysis of the price update frequent statistics for optimising gas costs and improving statistics system of the reserve
  • Successful development of a new and ingenious algorithm to discover low liquidity token price
  • Providing support for the accounting department
  • Successful implementation of a new statistical support system to foresee volume and probable user behaviour under certain circumstances

Developments in Smart Contracts

KNC team has started a few innovative smart contract projects for successful implementation of this technology. They are in the process of designing a support system for two new reserve managers which are about to integrate with this exchange. They are also making considerable progress in token-to-token conversion for smart contracts. Alongside their existing one, they are also designing two more reserve smart contracts for better efficiency.

Other Notable Updates:

Kyber Network arranged for a token utility thought experiment last week for its holders to discuss various aspects of this cryptocurrency. As a result, various solutions have been offered regarding issues like implementation of additional token use cases, usage of KNC tokens for paying fees by the reserve managers only and many others. Also, this currency is on the verge of setting up a Vietnamese Kyber Community for its exposure. Vietnam is rapidly becoming one of the major countries in dealing cryptocurrencies and this new community formation is very likely to boost Kyber Network’s price further up.

Current State of Kyber Network Crystal:

Despite being introduced just seven months ago to the investors, this cryptocurrency has been making continuous progress with new features and advantages. As of this moment i.e. 4th May 2018, KNC holds the 61st position on Coinmarketcap with an individual price of nearly $2.51 and a significant market capitalization of approximately 337 million USD. With KNC’s recent listing in Bithumb and partnership with MyEtherWallet, these figures are likely to experience an upward surge shortly.

Final Thoughts:

Kyber Network was developed to offer an invulnerable decentralized exchange and currency to its users. As security is a major issue in current cryptocurrency market because of frequent hacking incidents, Kyber Network’s worldwide acceptance was inevitable from the beginning. With new partnerships and developments, this acceptability and popularity are likely to follow a steeper upward trend. Therefore, it can be certainly inferred that the future outcomes of the aforementioned upgrades are going to be genuinely satiating for KNC holders and the cryptocurrency market in general.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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