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Low Cost but High Rank – The Secret of Cardano (ADA)

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The value of cryptocurrencies is still struggling with the effects of the major drop that occurred at the beginning of the year. Still, some cryptos are doing better than others, while some have a strange method of staying afloat when everything that we know seems to be indicating that they should not. Cardano (ADA) is especially one of the more interesting cases, which is why we will be taking a closer look at what keeps this crypto so successful.

Cardano (ADA) is among the newer coins, and it was only launched in November 2017. Despite the fact that it is barely older than half a year, this crypto still managed to get into the top 10 coins and is currently holding the rank of 7 on CoinMarketCap. Not only that, but even the Weiss Ratings gave it a decent grade, B, which is their mark for Good, as opposed to A, which is excellent, or C, D, and E, which stand for Fair, Weak, and Very Weak, respectively.

So, how is ADA doing it?

A lot of cryptos with much more history behind them are struggling to survive, while ADA holds the rank of 7, despite the low price. Its current price is around $0.218, while its total market cap is a little over $5.6 billion. The main reason for this is ADA’s daily trading volume, which exceeds $11,545,000 per day.

Obviously, ADA’s trading volume is one of the biggest reasons for this high rank, since the coins are obviously being used, instead of just sitting idly by. The reason for this is the fact that ADA has a lot of coins released into the market.

In fact, ADA’s current coin supply is huge, and reports claim that it is 1.5 times larger than what Bitcoin itself has to offer. This is also the fact why Cardano might someday surpass all the other coins if his value were to increase, which is expected to happen at some point. When it does, ADA will be the largest crypto when it comes to market capitalization.

How can ADA’s value go up?

The thing with ADA is that it is still a very new crypto. It is fully functional, of course, but it is still being developed. The team behind it is currently working on completing its blockchain network, and when they do, Cardano will have much more to offer. The biggest thing that it currently lacks, and is on its way to achieve, are smart contracts, as well as the ability to handle dApps. Once this becomes available, ADA will become much more interesting to a lot of people, which will increase its value.

Cardano’s big plan for Africa

Another important thing about Cardano is its ultimate goal. Like several other cryptos, this currency’s goal is to improve the modern society. Because of this, ADA has put a lot of effort into helping Africa, with most focus on Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Cardano even signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ethiopian government, which will allow this crypto to educate, and then hire, new software developers from this country. This will be a big deal for Cardano since Ethiopia will eventually adopt it in their industry of agriculture. This was the first MoU of this type to ever be signed in Africa, and the education of future software developers will start in only a few months, in September of this year.

Apparently, ADA will be the first crypto to actually go big in the African market, and with it being nearly untouched, ADA will have a special opportunity to tap into all of its potentials.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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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

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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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…

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

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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…

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