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Litecoin News: LTC Pushes Up, Breaches The Old Limit

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In the last 24 hours, amid some good Litecoin news, LTC is recording rather impressive gains. For several days, the seventh largest digital currency by market cap balanced just below $50, been unable to hit this important milestone (once again).

However, this changed recently, when LTC price surged by almost 3%, which allowed the coin to hit the $50 mark finally, and even exceed it. At the time of writing, the coin’s price is just above $54, with a 0.1% increase in the last 24 hours.

While a lot of LTC supporters greeted this Litecoin news, the coin has yet to stabilize. Due to the fact that the market still has not left the bearish trend behind, LTC might still drop to its old price.

However, many see this as big progress, believing that Litecoin will remain above $50. This is supported by the fact that LTC has already experienced slight drops since it passed this milestone, but its price has not gone below it. While it is still too early to say that $50 is the new bottom, many hope that his will turn out to be true.

Any predictions made right now are unreliable, as Litecoin is trying to stabilize after finally making this progress. Ever since it initially surged, its price was jumping up and down, usually by a few cents.

However, the trading volume has, in fact, go up by quite a bit. Following the Litecoin news, LTC volume increased to $372 million. Earlier price predictions for LTC claimed that the coin would hit as much as $600 by the end of the year. Considering how things are now, this almost certainly not going to happen, and it would take quite a bull run for LTC to even come close to this milestone.

Numerous analysts agree that something like this can still happen in 2019. Right now, Litecoin is clearly growing and attempting to establish itself at its new price. The effort is evident to analysts and investors alike, and the coin’s community has been thrilled to see such progress.

Why is Litecoin attracting attention?

Despite the fact that Litecoin is decentralized — it still managed to attract the attention of institutions, and even crypto funds. Investments started coming in, and this is likely the reason for the current growth. It is also open-source, it offers better speed than Bitcoin, and it is a cheaper option for those looking to make transactions.

In addition, the mining process is simpler, volatility is lower than that of BTC, while developers are quite skilled. On top of that, its total supply is relatively low, at 84 million tokens, all hardware wallets support the coin, and finally, LTC is one of the favorite coins of the people of China. Clearly, LTC has a lot of good things happening, and it has a lot to offer.

While it is unlikely that 2018 will end with LTC hitting $600, it is undeniable that the coin is making serious progress.

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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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