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Litecoin makes a comeback as the Litecoin Core upgrade gets announced

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The cryptocurrency market is drastically changing around these days; thus, the market is being affected by an unstable pricing that goes up and down while some of the crypto investors look for strategies to face the situation.

Each and every one of the digital currencies, no matter if old or new, are being affected by this global changing market; even the most consolidated ones like Bitcoin, which has had the struggle of passing from a price around $330 billion to now $140 billion.

If that’s the case of the cryptocurrency leader, we can imagine how it goes for the rest of the field. Nonetheless, some brand-new strategies are emerging to become a solution.

Like so is the case of Litecoin (LTC), which seems to have an ace under the sleeve in order to make things work. Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, recently shared a message on his Twitter announcing that: “we have just tagged Litecoin Core 0.16rc1. Once we have tested it enough, it will be released.”

This way, Litecoin Core would represent a solving fact for some of the recent problems the encrypted currency have been facing. For instance, the price of the digital coin was traded double bottoms as the week was coming to an end.

Regarding this, the main LTC struggle has been maintaining the coin on a float while the whole cryptocurrency market seems to be sinking. Since huge price slump happened last Wednesday, Litecoin has had a hard time making their gains acceptable enough, thus, some higher corrections were made as the price is nearly close to the support level at $168.

Nonetheless, all these problems appear now so distant with the launch of Litecoin Core; an open source software that enables LTC usage freely. The software is operated within the terms of the MIT license but deployed by an LTC developers group.

Even though the software was recently updated, the launching date is still uncertain, as Charlie Lee himself declared, it needs to be tested properly before its release to the public market.

The technical landscape

The price of Litecoin has gained a significant value compared to the current cryptocurrency scenario; its USD has gone up in a 2.9 percent in the last 24 hours, which of course is a very satisfying fact considering the numbers were negative during the whole week.

In a satisfactory turn of events, the price of the LTC reached the ground and went right back up again; not only was able to make a strong upside correction but also did it in the record time of 30 minutes, passing from $160 to $167 at 13:00 GMT.

In consequence, the scenario now is very positive; even the moving averages are starting now to correct the upside. As we can appreciate in this chart, a sustainable behavior it’s starting to show up; and all seem to conclude that price control is taken back, meaning in a short term we could be seeing a correction to the upside where Litecoin trade would be priced above $170.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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