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McAfee Coin: John McAfee, to launch his ‘very own’ crypto coin

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One of the particularities of the crypto sphere is that in many cases it is moved by the opinions of experts of the industry, people that generally are associated with the finance world and have a strong influence in the community. The views of these figures in several occasions lead to a reaction of the cryptocurrency users, which at large end up either favoring or causing harm to a particular coin.

In this matter, one of that figure without a doubt is John McAfee, the businessman behind the McAfee company, an organization providing cybersecurity solutions for the industry since 1987. Mr. McAfee is not affiliated to the McAfee antivirus by any means now, though.

John is characterized being an active influencer in the crypto world, who even widely benefits specific coins in the industry by just commenting his thoughts on them over his Twitter account. There are speculations that McAfee has managed to make changes in the industry of more than 100,000 USD, the fact that proofs how influential he is for the crypto world.

In this sense, it all seems to the point that Mr. McAfee is not planning to change its presence in the virtual coin market, in fact, he recently gave declarations on his Twitter account stating that in 26 (24 now) days the sector would see the launch of his coin.

It’s predicted this coin would be actually printed so that it will be a physical asset in the form of fiat but backed in crypto. Let’s see how it goes!

The McAfee crypto backed currency

A couple of ago McAfee published on his Twitter account the first clues on what it will be the coin he will launch in 26 (again, that means 24 now) days. Although he didn’t share that much of a detail, he said,

Even with the short description, McAfee accomplished to seek our attention already, and the truth is several expectations are now put on the project. Counting on his influence in the industry we cannot be less than sure this will be an important invention for the crypto sector.

Just recently, McAfee sent out another Tweet in which he gave an interview to Crypto-News.in to explain a little further how will the coin work, but he specified that the community would have to wait until the 25th of June to get all the details of the project.

The initial idea how McAfee Coin is going to work

In an exclusive interview to the Crypto-News.in, the 72-year-old businessman said,

“A coin identifier or list of coin identifiers is distributed with the note as a separate, collectible document – a paper wallet. It is expected that this paper wallet will be then stored in a different location from the note. None of the coins are initially “activated” however.”

McAfee further continued,

“Coins become activated if and when a note holder chooses to “convert” his or her Fiat note through a process of reverting the note(s), through the mail or other means, to the MRU Foundation – the organization responsible for archiving and caring for the physical notes. There may be a processing fee for conversion.”

With this, we have a clear perspective that John McAfee is very committed to the crypto industry and its development.

In fact, not so long ago, McAfee, the crypto dad (yes, that’s how people call him now), tweeted a video in which he notes his message regarding the war between banks and cryptos.

As per the tweet, he called on the community to require banks the possibility to buy cryptos using their platforms; the fact that he suggested should come along with a threat of switching to other banks on the contrary case.

Conclusion

As McAfee himself published, we will all have to wait until next June 25th to get the final details, but for this moment the project looks bright and exciting. If it all goes as expected this will be another success for the nick-named crypto dad. So stay tuned!

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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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