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Loopring (LRC) Listed on Bithumb, Up 5% In Bear Market

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The crypto markets are generally in the red, but Loopring (LRC) has overcome the generally downward direction to be trading at $0.70 and up 4.98% in 24 hours. The reason for this good performance amidst the general decline in the crypto markets is the announcement that LRC is now available for trading on the popular South Korean exchange, Bithumb.

The announcement was made by the founder of the Loopring Foundation, Daniel Wong.

In the medium post, Mr. Wong had this to say about the listing:

“Loopring’s protocol token on Ethereum, LRC, was just listed by Bithumb, the 6th largest crypto-exchange world-wide. Thank you, Bithumb.”

Bithumb is one of South Korea’s most popular exchange and this is evident it its daily trade volume. At the end of 2017, the site had a daily turnover of approximately $1.3 Billion. That level has since declined in tune with the general decline in the markets, and currently has a daily trade volume of $789.5 Million at the moment of writing this. Bithumb is currently ranked 6th on coinmarketcap.com and according to exchanges that charge trading fees.

The other South Korean exchange that is currently doing more in terms of daily trade volume, is Upbit which is ranked fifth on coinmarketcap.com. The exchange has a daily trade volume of $982 Million.

The listing of LRC on the exchange adds to the much-needed liquidity of the token for trade in the crypto-markets. LRC is now available in 32 exchanges. This is impressive on an individual token level but considerably lower when compared to The King of Crypto, Bitcoin, that is available in 400 exchanges.

Loopring is a token, a protocol as well as a decentralized automated execution system that trades across the crypto-token exchanges, shielding users from counter-party risk and reducing the cost of trading. It does this by pooling the liquidity of cryptocurrencies possessed by users on the platform and breaking orders into smaller pieces that are placed across all market venues simultaneously. It identifies the best exchanges and times to trade hence optimizing trading results.

The protocol is able to do this since it is blockchain agnostic. This means that it can integrate with any other blockchain protocol in the crypto-verse. It is based on the Ethereum ERC20 protocol, making it easier for tokens created on the same ERC20, to be easily traded using Loopring.

The project and token are relatively new in the Crypto-verse. Evidence of this can be seen on the token’s price charts that only date back to August last year. An updated whitepaper is now available on the Loopring website.

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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.

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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.

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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

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