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Lite.IM Dethrones Facebook After Integrating Crypto Wallet With Popular Messaging Platforms

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With the crypto markets in turmoil, especially after news about a potential hack at Cryptopia, traders and investors need to turn their attention away from day trading.  Instead, crypto traders really need to think long-term and identify projects that are sure to win in the long-term.  In particular, one crypto company is making major headlines after winning an all-important technology battle against the mighty Facebook.  That company is Zulu Republic (ZTX).

Zulu Republic Develops Lite.IM

Zulu Republic is an ecosystem of blockchain tools and platforms, designed as a place where people, businesses, and organizations can thrive on their own terms.  And indeed, Zulu Republic has hit a grand slam with their development of Lite.IM.

Lite.IM is a crypto wallet that has been integrated with several of the most popular messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger and Telegram.  In addition, users in the U.S. and Canada can also exchange and manage crypto balances through SMS.  Although not all cryptocurrencies are available, the team has selected four of the most popular currencies which include Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC), and the native currency of Zulu Republic (ZTX).

Telegram and Facebook Messenger are extremely popular platforms.  But, potentially even more exciting news, is that the Lite.IM team plan to announce WhatsApp integration in the next 1-2 weeks.  There is a reason why Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, for approximately $19 billion.  WhatsApp has some truly jaw dropping statistics:

  • 1.5 billion users
  • 1 billion daily active WhatsApp users
  • 60 languages supported

To put those numbers into context, Facebook Messenger has approximately 1.3 billion users and Telegram has approximately 200 million.  So clearly, the integration of Lite.IM with WhatsApp will be a milestone achievement.  And what’s even more impressive is that it was accomplished before Facebook.

Lite.IM Values Privacy Rights

In late December, Bloomberg reported that Facebook would create its own cryptocurrency for money transfers within its highly popular messaging application, WhatsApp.  Specifically, Bloomberg had the following to say:

Facebook Inc. is working on making a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money on its WhatsApp messaging app, focusing first on the remittances market in India, according to people familiar with the matter.  The company is developing a stablecoin — a type of digital currency pegged to the U.S. dollar — to minimize volatility, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing internal plans.  Facebook is far from releasing the coin, because it’s still working on the strategy, including a plan for custody assets, or regular currencies that would be held to protect the value of the stablecoin…”

There are a few interesting things to take note of.  First, while India certainly has a massive user base, it seems odd to focus on one particular country.  Marketing the cryptocurrency to India and the rest of the world are not mutually exclusive actions.  So, it seems that Lite.IM is superior in this regard as it is focused on capturing a global audience, rather than a regional one.  Second thing to take note of is Facebook’s seeming inability to protect privacy rights.  They’ve been at the center of numerous privacy scandals including:

  • Russia Election meddling
  • Cambridge Analytica data breach
  • Facebook computer network data hack

Now it’s not entirely fair to single out Facebook.  It seems that many companies in today’s world are having trouble protecting their customers’ data.  But those other companies aren’t attempting to start their own cryptocurrencies, Facebook is.  Cryptocurrency, by its very definition, demands the strictest forms of security and protection.  And while I have my doubts about Facebook’s ability to protect users, I don’t have the same doubts about Lite.IM.

With Lite.IM, customer’s private keys are RSA encrypted with their password.  And unlike Facebook, Lite.IM doesn’t ask for that information and therefore cannot store it.  Facebook has clearly had issues with third parties gaining access to users’ data.  Because of the approach that Lite.IM has taken, third parties have no chance.  Users can rest easy.

Simplicity of Using the Lite.IM Wallet

When new technology projects attempt to gain global adoption, the key to success simplicity.  Not everyone is going to have the same technical skill.  So, it’s imperative that projects be intuitive and fairly easy to use.  Fortunately, Lite.IM is just that.

In order for users to purchase, send, receive, and manage their cryptocurrencies on the previously mentioned platforms, all they need to do is send text-based commands to the Lite.IM bot.  The Lite.IM bot links on the messaging platforms are:

  • Facebook Messenger – @Lite.IM
  • Telegram – @LiteIM_bot
  • SMS – 760-LITEIM-0 (760-548-3460)

While the link hasn’t been revealed yet for WhatsApp, it certainly will be just as easy to remember and use as the above ones.

Global Adoption of Cryptocurrency

On Zulu Republic’s website, their stated mission is to advance the development of decentralized technologies, to promote human rights and empowerment around the globe, and to reduce the global digital divide.  This is an admirable mission and one that can be accomplished through global adoption of cryptocurrency.  In many parts of the world, inflation is a major problem.  Citizens of many countries face the struggle of working long hours for little pay, and then have to watch their hard-earned savings erode because of government mismanagement.

One way to combat inflation is through promotion and marketing of cryptocurrency.  A good example of this is Venezuela, where many citizens are accumulating and actively using cryptocurrencies to preserve their savings.  The main problem with cryptocurrency is how to get started.  Many potential users are scared off either because of their limited knowledge or the difficulty in getting started.  And with all of the reported hacks, it’s no wonder why many are skeptical.

Lite.IM has taken giant steps toward reducing the stress and uneasiness that new users might feel.  Being able to manage one’s cryptocurrencies in a comfortable and familiar environment (Telegram, SMS, and Facebook Messenger) will do wonders toward increasing global adoption of cryptocurrency.

Bottom Line

When Facebook announced its desire to develop a stablecoin and integrate it in WhatsApp, many people assumed that Facebook’s dominance in this space would be a foregone conclusion.  But that is certainly not the case.  With the development of Lite.IM, a wallet that is intuitive, easy to use, and privacy oriented, Facebook is now left wondering what it must do to catch up.  Either way, Lite.IM is a pioneer in this space and traders should certainly put ZTX on their radar.

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TRON Ecosystem New Addition — CryptoDungeons

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According to the recent Medium post published by TRON Arcade, a blockchain-based RPG called CryptoDungeons is to become the latest hit on the TRON blockchain.

The announcement was published on February 8th, and it states that the CryptoDungeons TRON game is still in development. However, the team is preparing to announce a presale soon, meaning that the official launch is not far away.

About CryptoDungeons

CryptoDungeons was originally developed to be a part of Ethereum’s network. However, the team has decided to bring it to TRON instead. Soon enough, the fans of the game will be able to experience its story, universe, and characters on TRON blockchain.

The game is centered around Heroes who can be bought and used for exploring dungeons, crafting various items, gathering food, and alike. The game also offers five races for players to choose from — Humans, Elves Dwarves, Orcs, and Angels. Additionally, there will also be four classes, including Warriors, Mages, Rogues, and Priests. Each class will have its own unique abilities, with the Warrior class being presented as an example. The abilities that this class features include Strike, Heavy Strike, Shield Wall, Shield Slam,…

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Positive Crypto Price Trend Moves VeChain (VET)

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As many are likely aware of, the previous twelve months were not particularly friendly to cryptocurrencies, and there were two major market crashes since January 2018. However, it could be that investors’ wishes are finally coming true, as the market is currently seeing actual gains. While there is still no certainty regarding this behavior, investors around the world are finding the current development to be quite refreshing.

One interesting development that was noticed these days is the increase of VeChain’s price, which is seeing minor gains at this time.

VeChain (VET) price grows

While most cryptocurrencies experienced some extreme ups and downs during their lifetime, VeChain is usually surprisingly unaffected by the market’s behavior. In fact, its price chart typically shows no major changes, and it seems pretty flat in comparison to other cryptocurrencies.

While this may be a good thing, as the lack of volatility means that the coin is more stable than most, the fact that the price is usually not affected makes the current gains that much more peculiar.

In the last 24 hours, VeChain’s price has grown by 2.16%, placing its value at $0.00401120 at the time of writing. The growth is minor, and the coin’s value only increased by a fraction of a cent, but this is still not typical behavior for this cryptocurrency, which attracted the attention of analysts and investors…

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SOLVE Token Could Be A Huge Long-Term Winner

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A lot of articles have been written about an altcoin apocalypse.  With so many tokens entering the market, it is inevitable that not all of them will survive.  When trying to analyze pick out the best projects, the following criteria should be used:

  • Very active community
  • Strong potential for mass adoption
  • Valuable partnerships
  • Experienced leadership

If a project scores well in at least three of the above criteria, it’s a winner.  When it scores well in all four, it has the potential to be a blockbuster.  That potential blockbuster is Solve.Care.

Background

Solve.Care has developed a revolutionary platform that will significantly improve care outcomes by reducing healthcare administrative costs.  The platform will also go a long way toward eliminating a lot of the problems commonly seen within healthcare administration such as duplication, waste, abuse, and fraud.  I firmly expect Solve.Care to generate cost savings by facilitating peer-to-peer transactions that grant authority to stakeholders while empowering payers regarding cost control and oversight.

SOLVE token completed its token sale last year in May.  The company sold 350,000,000 tokens and still has 650,000,000 in its treasury.  The great news is that the token has been recently listed on both Bittrex and KuCoin, two of the largest and most trustworthy exchanges in the world.  Given the recent incidents, especially the Cryptopia hack, being on a trustworthy exchange is of paramount…

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