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LG to compete with Stellar and Ripple in the remittance payment sector

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When it comes to sending remittances across the globe, we can all agree that the system is pretty much a complete mess. Sending money across borders can take an enormous effort since it usually takes numerous days, incredibly high transactions fees, and of course, the presence of a middleman in each operation.

In this sense, we are very much familiar with names such as Ripple and Stellar, two of the crypto-related companies that are fighting closely to resolve the current issues of the remittance services and spread their solutions around the world. However, is there any other name out there seeking to address the same problem?

As a matter of fact, there was actually not any other firm seeking to implement a solution to the problems that the currently adopted system, SWIFT, possesses.

Nevertheless, a new name has appeared in the landscape, and even though the company plans to use the blockchain, it was not at all involved with the crypto world till the moment. Let’s discover the main details behind this.

LG Uplus joins cross-border remittance service platforms

LG Uplus is the mobile wind of LG; the company has recently announced that it signed an agreement with different partners from Taiwan, Japan, and United States of America to build a service in which subscribers will be able to utilize a blockchain platform for oversea payment services.

With respect to this, it was known on Sunday that the company is planning to launch the service trial in the first quarter of 2019, and for this, it would use the ability of a multip-carrier blockchain platform labeled as cross-carrier payment system (aka CCPS).

Also, once the platform is ready, it will be open for subscribers from different carriers, an advanced and groundbreaking service never seen before in the region. About the partners mentioned above, it was known that EasTone Telecommunications would be the Taiwanese collaborator, while on the other hand, SoftBank would serve as the Japanese one. As for the American partner, TBCSSoft will serve as the plan maker of the business idea.

LG Uplus will give the opportunity to subscribers to make purchases whenever they travel from Taiwan to Jana, or from Taiwan to Korea. Concerning this, the mobile service unit director at LG, Joo Young-Joon, stated that “customers will have the benefit of an overseas payment system based on convenient, economical and secure blockchain technology.” He added we would not stop there, at “LG Uplus we will continue to develop new business opportunities with CBSG blockchain and global telecom leaders.”

Conclusion

It seems now that Ripple has some work to do to avoid staying off the picture. Undoubtedly, the company has made great efforts to develop and implement a solution for the problems of SWIFT, but still, there’s a lot to do in this matter.

On the other side of the equation, as more companies decide to attack the problem, we could be seeing a not-so-distant future in which high costs, slow transaction speeds, and middleman absence would be a reality in remittance service. So the way to go LG.

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Encrypgen’s New HODLING Incentive Program May Send DNA Token Soaring

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Cryptocurrency traders have enjoyed a Bitcoin moon shot during the past few months.  Those gains have created a much more enjoyable environment for crypto bulls.  Whether it’s a temporary or permanent increase remains to be seen but hitting the 10,000 level has put everyone in a better mood.  Unfortunately, altcoins have not had experienced the same type of gains and are lagging significantly behind Bitcoin.

I’ve written articles in the past year that there is at least a decent chance that many altcoins won’t survive the current environment.  The ones that do will do so because they created a platform that has real world usage.  After spending countless hours researching many of the existing altcoins, I’ve yet to see a company that is more promising than Encrypgen (DNA).

Encrypgen Background Information

Encrypgen is a genomic blockchain network that provides customers and partners with best-in-class, next generation, blockchain security for protecting, sharing and re-marketing genomic data. This creates a fair marketplace for a person’s DNA that can be stored privately and sold (if a person wishes to do that). A person’s DNA can also be shared privately and securely with their physician for their personalized care.

Typically, people can send their DNA off to a lab to find out who they are and where they come from. As fun as that might sound, there is a significant security problem…

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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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TRON (TRX) Is Likely to Go Big in June

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We are now halfway through 2019, and the situation in the crypto space is better than ever in the past year. Numerous cryptos are seeing large gains, often cut by brief periods of stagnation or small corrections, but the overall sentiment is obviously bullish.

Bitcoin sits way above the $8k mark, and while it struggles to go beyond $8,700, it is still trying to grow. Investors and analysts are quite bullish regarding the foreseeable future, and a lot of altcoins are expected to follow BTC in this regard. However, today, we would like to talk about one particular altcoin — TRON (TRX) — as well as why it is likely to go big in June.

TRON’s progress so far

As many people in and out of TRON community know, TRX is not a project that often sits still. It is rich with announcements, particularly when it comes to his CEO, Justin Sun, whose enthusiastic tweets often seem like hype building to many.

However, TRON made some massive progress in 2018, which was the worst year cryptocurrencies have ever seen. This is not something that can be achieved through hype alone, and the project needs to have true quality and value in order to see such massive development in the middle of the longest and harshest crypto winter in…

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