Litepay was meant to revolutionize the cryptocurrency industry by allowing for the use of crypto for regular purchases of goods and services. The service was meant to use Litecoin (LTC) as the backbone of the conversion from crypto to fiat resulting in a price rally of the coin before the indefinite cancellation in March. The project could not find a merchant to support the card services need for it to function. However, Litepay was not the only project working on solving the problem of how we can use cryptocurrencies for regular day to day purchases. Crypterium (CRPT) had already welcomed the challenge of doing so from as back as October last year.
The Crypterium App that is now available for your mobile phone (Android for now), turns your cryptocurrencies into money that you can spend as easily as cash. When fully active, the app will allow you to shop around the globe, make online purchases, pay your bills and even send money across borders. With the app, you will be able to get a virtual card that will even enable you to link to your Apple pay, Samsung Pay or even Android pay.
It is with this background that the App is undergoing Beta testing in the country and continent of Australia. The residents of Australia will be amongst the first to get access to the crypto-to-fiat payment solutions offered by Crypterium with bill payments being the first to be rolled out. Beginning May 10th, the Crypterium team has been selecting users in the country to use the Android version of the app. There is also a reward system for such lucky testers. The App will then be rolled out across the globe gradually by the team.
Also to add is that the Crypterium app is gearing up for a new update in a week. This update will include the addition of the Japanese yen and additional security measures. The App already has wallet capabilities for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Crypterium (CRPT); QR code payment capability; transaction history; and many more features.
The Crypterium (CRPT) token is the ‘fuel’ for these transactions and a fraction (0.5% of transaction) is burned with each payment made. This then reduces the circulating supply of CRPT, albeit very slowly. The token is currently trading at $0.80 and up 12.695 in the last 24 hours. It is currently available on HitBTC with more listings expected in the Summer. The project also got a major boost recently, when the former CEO of VISA in the UK, joined the team in a similar capacity.
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It has been almost an entire week since Justin Sun, the founder of TRON (TRX), announced a new big partnership for this cryptocurrency. His Twitter announcement did not provide a lot of information, except for the fact that the TRON partnership is with an industry giant worth tens of billions of dollars.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) October 12, 2018
Even so, the entire crypto community started speculating about the new partner’s identity. Soon after the announcement, a new rumor emerged, claiming that the identity of an unnamed corporation was uncovered. According to the rumor, TRON’s new partner is none other than Baidu, one of the largest tech giants of China, which also represents this country’s largest internet search provider.
Baidu is often viewed as China’s version of Google, and if the rumors of a partnership with this company turn out to be true, this will be a big game-changer for TRON.
However, in days following the announcement, new reports started coming in with claims that the partnership will not revolve around blockchain technology. Instead, ODaily reported that the alleged partnership between TRON and Baidu will be focused on cloud computing. The report claims that TRON will be purchasing computing resources from Baidu.
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Currently, China is leading in Bitcoin mining industry by far, second to none for bitcoin mining power. Literally, it’s contributing over 70% of the network’s hash rate (a term that is used in describing the total processing power of a blockchain network). But how Ripple fits in here and what it has to do with that? We’ll talk about that a bit later below, let’s cover some in-depth facts about China’s dominance over Bitcoin first.
It’s a near-complete dominance by China on the BTC mining grid that has made it responsible for mining a majority of circulating bitcoins. A Beijing-based company, Bitmain Technologies, is highly responsible for extracting the significant part – more than half of the globe’s bitcoin, and alone, it has approached 50% of the total hash rate more than once.
The fact that China is controlling a majority of Bitcoin hash rate, clearly tells that it has the power of manipulating or merely destroy the bitcoin network if it gets enough support should it decide to take such a move. Therefore, this has led to serious concerns among countries including the US that China might get an edge in this cryptocurrency industry and possibly becoming a potential threat.
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While most cryptocurrencies today still remain unstable and at the edge of falling into the red, there are some coins that are doing significantly better. One such coin is Ravencoin (RVN), which has surged by over 26% in the last 24 hours.
Ravencoin came to be as a hard fork of Bitcoin and was inspired by a popular book series-turned-television programme, Game of Thrones. The coin’s developers decided to make Ravencoin an open-source project that provides users with the ability to declare assets on their platform. The platform itself is decentralized, transparent, and secure.
Just as Game of Thrones’ ravens are used for spreading the news and truth, Ravencoin hopes to become a carrier of truth regarding the ownership of assets on the blockchain.
Ravencoin’s main use case is for performing P2P transfers, while it prioritizes security, autonomy, user privacy, and control. Additionally, as a coin fighting for truth and transparency, it also stands against censorship.
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Following the last week’s announcement that Ravencoin is getting officially listed on Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange ba trading volume, Ravencoin experienced a large price surge. At one point, the surge took the coin’s value up by over 31%. At the time of writing, however, the coin is still growing, with an increase of 26.15% in the last 24 hours.
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