Connect with us

Blogs

Litecoin (LTC) Advances – Its Value Might Surpass Old Records in 2018

Published

on

Litecoin
READ LATER - DOWNLOAD THIS POST AS PDF

Litecoin (LTC) is still largely unstable when it comes to its price, and is struggling to handle the constant market crashes and recoveries. Still, experts believe that this might change in the near future, due to many new partnerships that the coin has entered so far.

Litecoin (LTC) has seen a lot of progress

Ever since the value of cryptos skyrocketed at the end of the previous year, nearly every coin has suffered due to many market drops. The situation was bad at the start of 2018, but it is getting better, ever so slightly, as the year progresses.

Litecoin (LTC) is not very different from others in this regard, but it has a lot of potentials to explode in the near future, according to experts. This is mostly because the coin has been getting more and more accepted and adopted into different platforms. One of the latest news regarding its progress states that it is compatible with Blocknet now.

Blocknet itself has a lot of potentials, and it works as a way to transfer data without it going through the central server. LTC’s compatibility with Blocknet will also allow for the coins to be used as a cross-blockchain method of payment. Users will now have the ability to use LTC to buy any other currency, and vice-versa. This will surely increase LTC’s exposure, as well as its popularity.

However, this is not the only achievement that LTC has had in the recent past. It was also added on Winklevoss twins’ exchange platform Gemini, and there are plans to add it to the mobile crypto wallet called Abra. Komodo (KMD) has also stated that the exchange platform BarterDEX is pairing it up with LTC, which is yet another place where this crypto is getting exposed and used.

P2P LTC trading has also become a possibility on OpenBazar, an open-source crypto exchange platform. Not only that, but this particular crypto is also being favored by one of the biggest stock exchanges in Germany, Börse Stuttgart, who is launching its own crypto-trading app, Bison.

Considering how well LTC has been doing regarding the various deals and partnerships, many are wondering why this has not reflected on its price. It has even experienced a drop in 20% during the previous week. However, the price isn’t only falling, and the last 24 hours have seen a slight increase as well.

Charlie Lee has stated that the price of LTC, despite the fact that it is dropping, still has a lot more value to it than it had a year ago. Back then, LTC was only $30, and now it goes from $130 and $180, depending on the market. Bitcoin (BTC) is experiencing the same issues, and yet, it too is much higher than it was a year ago. Still, LTC has a large increase coming up in the near future, and there are several reasons why this might happen.

Reasons why Litecoin’s value may increase soon

The first reason why LTC might do well very soon is Bitcoin itself. After all, LTC, like many other currencies, often mirrors BTC’s behavior. However, whenever there is an increase in activity regarding the BTC transactions, its fees go up, while the network slows down. This is when the investors usually discover that LTC offers a much better deal in both aspects, and they decide to start working with it instead.

Also, LTC is now present on Coinbase, which has a constant increase in users. More users on Coinbase means more users discovering Litecoin and its potential, which will be followed by an increase of its use, as well as of its value.

LTC’s low fees and great speed are already good enough reasons to start using it. Add to that its sound platform and excellent blockchain solutions, as well as the fact that it is already a well-established project, and it becomes a very attractive alternative to BTC. The more people realize this, the more partners the coin gets. Also, the more partners it gets, the more media coverage follows. With an increase in exposure, the more people start to use it, and the whole process spins the same circle once again.

Litecoin is a great crypto, and many see it as second only to BTC itself. Its potential definitely promises that this may, in fact, be true. Compared to many other cryptos, LTC is actually pretty steady and stable, and it is believed by both Charlie Lee, as well as LTC supporters that it is only a matter of time before this crypto shines.

For the latest cryptocurrency news, join our Telegram!

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

Image courtesy of Marco Verch via Flickr

Blogs

Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

Published

on

DEXes
READ LATER - DOWNLOAD THIS POST AS PDF

While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

Continue Reading

Blogs

Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

Published

on

crypto billionaire
READ LATER - DOWNLOAD THIS POST AS PDF

Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

Continue Reading

Altcoins

TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

Published

on

TokenRoll
READ LATER - DOWNLOAD THIS POST AS PDF

Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

Continue Reading

Elite