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Move Over Ripple and XRP, Litecoin (LTC) Is Getting Into Banking

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When you mention banking and blockchain technology, the first crypto any crypto-enthusiast thinks is the digital asset of XRP and the Ripple company. (We have actually come to conclude that XRP and Ripple are entirely two different entities.) Another project and digital asset that might come to mind when you mention banking and blockchain technology is Stellar (XLM). The Stellar foundation is geared towards connecting banks, payment systems, and people.

But there is a new cowboy in town by the name of Litecoin (LTC). The Litecoin foundation, through a strategic partnership with TokenPay, has acquired a 9.9% stake in Germany’s WEG Bank. This means we can now put aside the disappointment of Litepay for LTC has found its way into banking.

Through an official announcement, the Litecoin foundation agreed to provide its world-class technology and marketing expertise to TokenPay and several blockchain initiatives that include:

  • TPAY Cryptocurrency
  • eFin Decentralized Exchange (DEX)
  • TokenSuisse Asset Management
  • WEG Bank FinTech Platform
  • Multisignature Transaction Engine

Initially, TokenPay had acquired the 9.9% stake in the Bank. But now, it has been further transacted to the Litecoin Foundation to further expand the outreach of TokenPay through the above-mentioned initiatives.

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin is quoted as saying:

“This partnership is a huge win-win for both Litecoin and TokenPay. I’m looking forward to integrating Litecoin with the WEG Bank AG and all the various services it has to offer, to make it simple for anyone to buy and use Litecoin. I’m also excited about Litecoin’s support in TokenPay’s eFin decentralized exchange.”

This ‘transfer’ of TokenPay’s 9.9% stake in the bank to the Litecoin Foundation is a progressive move in a sense that WEG Bank is part of the institutional investors the crypto-markets are trying to attract. The Litecoin Foundation has shown business acumen by going after an institutional firm and acquiring a stake rather than the other way round.

Prof. Dr. Jorg E. Wilhelm, Head of Supervisory Board of TokenPay Swiss AG added that:

“We are elated to be in the process of acquiring a large stake in a successful business bank based in Germany such as WEG. Our ecosystem consisting of the TPAY blockchain, WEG Bank, TokenSuisse and Litecoin Foundation provides us with a tremendous opportunity regarding merchant solutions, along with a strong and diverse customer base for our crypto debit card business. The tangible reality of bridging the gap between the old and new world is electrifying.”

It is with these two plans of merchant solutions and debit cards that both TokenPay and Litecoin (LTC) will prosper in the coming months. We also need not forget that Verge (XVG) and TokenPay are bosom buddies. Therefore, this new Litecoin and WEB Bank announcement also benefits the Verge Community!

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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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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.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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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.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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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

You have just suffered a major loss. It may have been your mistake, or…

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