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#MetaHash platform seeks to speed the DApp revolution

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In recent months, a lot of the buzz in the crypto industry has not been on cryptocurrencies as a store or transfer vehicle of value, but on the possibilities of decentralization for creating whole new business models. It is still very early in the development of this domain, and as of yet, only a few decentralized apps (DApps) like cryptokitties on Ethereum have seen much success and adoption. In many ways, there are still large barriers to adoption for developers looking to integrate decentralization in their offering, but thanks to the lively developer ecosystem in crypto that is changing.

One such development that could hold promise for the future of DApps is the #MetaHash project. It is a development progressing in its creation of an integrated ecosystem that allows developers to create and scale DApps with many different benefits compared to other platforms.

Decentralization for the future

As explained in the #MetaHash white paper: “Blockchain systems brought to life the incredible principle of decentralization of trust. The reason why this technology emerged is that people do not believe other people but are ready to believe thousands of machines belonging to thousands of different people. We tried to reinvent only the technological principle of this technology, to make it faster and more user-friendly. One might think that the world does not need thousands of transactions per second but that would be a big mistake.” This is how the platform seeks to further the DApp ecosystem, through superior speed and scaling abilities. The #MetaHash testnet demonstrated that their blockchain can handle all transaction in under 3 seconds and can handle billions of transactions per day.

The main importance of the benefit of this speed is also linked to the other components of the system. The rewards for forging (similar to mining but less resource intensive) on the network are allocated as 40% for the person running the node, 50% for the wider network, but interestingly 10% for those that use the MetaGate browser, which is an integral part of the #MetaHash value proposition. Users can better interact with the DApp ecosystem when online by using the browser, which is what the #MetaHash DApps will be designed to use. Thus a mutually beneficial ecosystem of node operators, users, and DApp creators can flourish.

Incentivising use

Unlike existing tech paradigms where the owners derive most value, there are financial benefits for all participants in the network. The #MetaHash team have worked to make this value proposition as attractive as possible, and this also applies to the upcoming token sale. Round A of the sale has begun on June 29th at 12.00 UTC, with the initial batch of coins being sold for $0.0391 (can be purchased in BTC or ETH at the exchange rate at the time of purchase), which is likely to be half the price of later rounds.

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.

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Ludos Protocol Makes a Strong Case for Investors in Blockchain Gaming

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As games migrate to the blockchain and become increasingly complex, Ludos Protocol is set to capture this new market. It’s creating a solid ecosystem of DApps and toolboxes that provide Blockchain as a Service for developers to build and maintain sidechains.

Ludos Protocol solves one of the biggest issues that has given investors qualms about blockchain gaming: scalability. An overcrowded mainchain is a perennial problem that has hindered the progress of even the best-funded blockchain gaming applications. Thanks to a hybrid of Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithms, Ludos Protocol is able to implement a multi-sidechain system. This allows any populated game to deploy its own sidechain of transactions while keeping the mainchain throughput at a minimum.

This is why Ludos Protocol has attracted investment from fund behemoth Softbank, whose previous ventures include Uber and Alibaba. Ludos Protocol is the fund’s third-ever foray into blockchain.  

Industry trends attest to Softbank’s interest in Ludos Protocol. Gaming produced a global revenue of over $200 billion in 2017, according to the latest report by Digi-Capital. It is a figure that is expected to grow to $300 billion by 2021, making the industry one of the most lucrative in the digital economy. It is also one of the ripest for change by blockchain technology. The development of a comprehensive blockchain infrastructure that suits the evolving needs of the…

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Why Investors Should Closely Follow the Earnings Season

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The earnings season has arrived, and investors around the world are excited to see what reports are companies going to publish. This is important as these reports contain companies’ earnings for the current year, which can provide investors with some valuable insight.

No matter what announcements the company has made throughout the year, it is the earnings report that indicates the firm’s true performance. As such, it often has a significant impact on its public image, the price of its stocks, as well as investors’ interest.

Earnings reports can open up new opportunities

When it comes to the cryptocurrency markets, 2018 has brought both, volatility and stability. Most of the time, prices were relatively stable, but this state was only reached after a harsh drop in January 2018. Since then, several smaller price surges, followed by just as large price drops, hit the market once again.

As a result, crypto traders were prompted to look for alternative investments. Earnings seasons often present numerous opportunities for resourceful investors. Analysts claim that earning reports managed to significantly impact prices of shares (by over 5%) since 2001.

It is expected that a lot of companies will try to take advantage of the earnings season in order to make a comeback, especially after the hit that markets suffered back in October. Various firms will also likely show insight into how the market behavior affected their profits and business, in general.

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Ever since the cryptocurrency sphere was met with the news of the partnership between Litecoin Foundation, TokenPay, and Verge (XVG), the idea of them coming together has been among the most controversial news to ever surface in the cryptocurrency world.

The collaboration managed to even draw the attention of one of the most renowned crypto-influencer and bitcoin campaigner, Tone Vays. In his usual style, Tone took to Twitter handle on hearing the news, tweeting and expressing his disapproval while criticizing the creators of the three cryptocurrencies for allowing such a move to occur.

In retaliation to the attacks from Tone, Charlie Lee, the MD, and founder of Litecoin (LTC) posted his clarification on Reddit on the 17th July in regards to the partnership. Litecoin’s CEO started by explaining the dissimilarities between Litecoin as a currency and Litecoin as a company.

In his remarks, he said that Litecoin as a blockchain and crypto network is a decentralized network, whereas Litecoin Foundation as a company is a centralized non-profit institution whose goal is to ensure Litecoin (LTC) is developed, adopted, and used. Charlie also mentioned that Litecoin’s cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies did not require his direct services at the moment hence his concentration on Litecoin Foundation.

Charlie Lee made his remarks known saying:

“If Litecoin Foundation (LF) is exposed to not doing a good job, nothing should prevent another organisation to step in and do a better job. This is…

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