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Last Week’s Top 3 Most Significant Crypto Events

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The crypto space never sleeps, and there is always something going on. Every day, there is some interesting event worth mentioning, some of which may even have significant consequences on the entire crypto space. With that in mind, here are the top three crypto events related to the crypto space that occurred in the previous week, and which may have impacted the world of digital currencies in one way or another.

1) A crypto Whale moves a large portion of XRP

Many have probably already heard the term “Crypto Whale,” as it is quite common to find discussions mentioning them and their activities. The term is a name used for coin holders which tend to buy, sell, or move massive amounts of digital currencies. These are usually professional investors with large funding who can impact the crypto market in any way they please, and make the prices rise or fall depending on their calculated business decisions.

They are called Whales because of the large amounts they move, which usually have a pretty big impact on the market. And, since they are so influential, there are many in the crypto space that have made it their mission to follow the activities of known Whales, and base their business decisions regarding the Whales’ movement.

One example is the Twitter account known as Whale Alert, which has around 50,000 followers. This account regularly posts updates regarding the biggest movements of Whales, whether it is a coin sale, purchase, or just movement from one wallet to another. The account also tends to indicate how big of a Whale in question is, by posting red light emojis in the report. The more red lights the report has — the bigger the Whale in question.

Well, earlier this week, Whale Alert reported several XRP movements made by a Whale that deserves 10 red lights. Whale Alert also reported that the Whale moved several hundred million dollars in XRP. The first movement was from Ripple OTC Distribution wallet to an unknown wallet, and it contained 392,834,643 XRP ($114,187,437).

The second one included 463,420,929 XRP ($136,324,998), which were moved from Ripple to Bitstamp.

2) Weiss Ratings had a change of heart regarding TRON (TRX)

Weiss Ratings is a well-known group that was established to provide crypto investors with investment advice. The group also regularly publishes various reports, in which they take a closer look at some coins and rank them in accordance with numerous aspects. These may include anything, from the project’s technology and goals, to their performance, and how good of an investment the project may be.

With that in mind, it is worth remembering one rule that every trader and investor need to keep in mind — investment advice, even if coming from a professional, is still just advice. The crypto world is far too volatile and unpredictable for anything to be set in stone, which is why investors and traders should seek out other peoples’ opinion but also form their own before making the final decision.

The event that happened earlier this week is proof that even professionals make mistakes, and end up changing their mind. The event in question is Weiss Ratings, who gave TRON quite a tough time in the past, now praised it by stating that it is a promising project.

It appears that several of TRON’s actions managed to change the group’s mind about the project, including the hiring of a former US SEC official, which silenced any claims that the project is a scam which simply copied Ethereum’s code under a different name.

3) Cardano (ADA) might take the spotlight in 2019

It is no secret that 2018 has been a terrible year for cryptos. Their prices were shot down from their all-time high, and many have dropped by as much as 80%, or even more, depending on the project. However, there are indications that 2019 will be much more favorable for everyone involved with the crypto space, with some projects taking the spotlight away from the old hits.

One such project is Cardano (ADA), which shows all signs that it is ready to make a serious impact on the crypto space. The coin has always been surrounded by a lot of positive news and developments, while it managed to avoid any scandals or controversies. Furthermore, it also announced some big improvements, such as the upcoming Shelley release, which is scheduled to come to pass within Q1 of this year.

The Shelley release will be a big move towards decentralization for Cardano, and since decentralization is what the market and its participants currently desire the most, this will likely draw a lot of new users to the project. As mentioned earlier, nothing is set in stone, and that includes predictions regarding different cryptos. However, the potential is there, and while investors are encouraged to make their own opinions and deductions, pointing out that Cardano is worth keeping an eye on in 2019 should be taken into account.

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Is there a Real Value to Binance Coin (BNB)?

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Binance Coin (BNB) is one of the most interesting cryptocurrencies at the market right now. The coin was developed by the largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the world, and it only works within the exchange’s ecosystem. However, it still managed to achieve what many believed was impossible — it stopped following Bitcoin’s lead, and it started carving its own path.

At the very least, the coin is highly intriguing, but does it hold real value? This is a question that many in the crypto community have been asking for a while now, uncertain whether BNB is a worthy investment or not.

What gives BNB its value?

Binance Coin cannot be used for purchasing goods and services, like Bitcoin. It currently does not fuel a development platform like Ethereum. It cannot even be used as XRP for sending international payments. However, the coin had still managed to triple its price in the last three months and to surge when most other cryptocurrencies were seeing losses due to the last remnants of the crypto winter.

BNB managed to achieve all of this because of its use cases within Binance, but also because of its future potential. First of all, Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world, with millions of customers, most of which use the exchange on a daily basis.

This means that the exchange inspires…

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Top 3 Reasons To HODL Binance Coin (BNB)

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After 2018 crypto winter began, everyone involved with cryptocurrencies experienced quite a difficult period. The prices were down, weak projects started failing, and even the strong ones appeared to be in more trouble than they could face. The year was especially difficult for HODLers, as they expected that the coins’ prices would continue to skyrocket. Instead, they lost a fortune, not even knowing if the prices will ever start returning to their former heights.

These days, things do not seem so bad anymore. The prices are still down, most of the coins are still at their newly-found bottoms, but smaller bull runs are improving the situation, while a massive one still remains somewhere in the future, at least according to optimists.

However, among the coins in the vast and diverse crypto market, one token stands out. Binance Coin is not exactly a typical cryptocurrency, and for many reasons. The biggest one is that it is one of the few tokens out there that does not follow Bitcoin’s lead, at least not anymore. Whether that will change in the future remains to be seen, but for now, BNB appears to be going its own way, carving its own path through the crypto market.

Its price has increased by several hundred percents since the year began, and for now, it continues to grow. As such, it is perhaps more worthy…

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Why Binance Could Become The First Centralized Company To Achieve Total Decentralization

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At this point, pretty much everyone who knows anything about cryptocurrencies knows that they are based on the concept of decentralization. The same is true for the blockchain technology. While there are some exceptions, such as certain stablecoins, most digital coins follow this principle.

This means that these coins, as well as their network, have no central authority, no single entity that would make choices and decisions that would impact others. However, while most coins managed to achieve this through different complex mechanisms and algorithms — one aspect of crypto trading still remains heavily centralized. We are, of course, talking about crypto exchanges.

Centralization of crypto exchanges

Most of the largest crypto exchanges out there are designed as companies, rather than community-operated platforms. The exchanges have their employees who designed them and developed special tools. They act as customer support, developers, innovators, and alike.

They also get to decide which coins will be listed and which are too weak, uncertain, or not fit to be found on the list. Exchanges are also responsible for keeping the traders’ and investors’ funds safe, which is why they typically develop their own wallets. As such, they are often targeted by hackers, as the coins are stored in an exchange wallet, waiting to be withdrawn, sold, or converted into different currencies.

This makes them extremely unsafe, and investors and traders are always…

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