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Monero Executes Hard Fork for Blocking the Big Miners

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Monero holders have been anxiously looking forward to one event – the upcoming hard fork. The Monero hard fork was finally executed on Friday, April 6, 2018; however, the verdict is still out on the catalyst, for several reasons.

The Monero subreddit has noted that there has been quite the change in hashrate, and have offered several theories as to why this may be the case, from botnets, people being slow to update, and other factors.

Subsequently, the Monero team itself has encouraged investors to look forward to the event, which they believe will provide value that will eventually reflect in the price of the currency. Currently, many Monero holders are using the hashrate as a metric to determine adoption.

Monero, which is a coin that is focused on privacy, stealth, and untraceability, had recently been clear about protecting Cryptonight, which was designed to mine Monero on as many laptops as possible. This has led to conflict with miners, who had been using ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) hardware to mine the currency.

It indeed has led to all sorts of debates about how Monero would be able to continue, as many highly respected people from developers to crypto-experts, over multiple social platforms, gave their opinion on precisely what Monero should do in this regard.

Regardless, it is clear that the software upgrade has already occurred, and holders can be happy about many of their first “crypto-dividend”. Core developers are urging investors to wait at least several hours to see how the hashrate is settling, before rushing to any opinions or judgments.

It should be noted that this isn’t Monero’s first hard fork by any means, but it was the software upgrade that made the entire ordeal a contentious one. The controversy over the ASICs hardware and its ability to mine has actually caused competing cryptocurrencies to rise, including the Monero Classic and Monero Original, that intend to remain ASIC-compatible.

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How Can Foreigners Get Loans in Singapore

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Foreigners who are residing in Singapore and looking for financing could do so in the form of a payday loan. It is good to find out that you can borrow the money from a reputable lender and that the interest rates are low enough for it to be a viable option. Online lenders that specialize in doing business in the country can certainly help one. These online companies are not only reliable, but their service is fast.

At the same time, many cannot afford a high standard of living. Many individuals cannot afford essentials, such as a car or a house. It can be difficult for the majority of the working class to scrape through on their basic salary. 

What defines a foreigner in Singapore? 

A foreigner in Singapore means that you are not a permanent or natural citizen there. As a foreigner, you will not be holding a Singaporean passport. The rules can differ a little for foreigners and residents. Singapore, being a multinational hub, houses many foreigners within the city. Foreigners come to Singapore for the many attractions it offers. Many people come to Singapore for Work-related purposes. A lot many also come for vacations or to visit a friend or a relative. Some foreigners come with a plan to move to Singapore permanently, attracted by their lavish lifestyle. Singapore also…

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

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Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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