It is not a secret for anybody that cryptocurrencies are getting more traction among the industry as each day passes, a fact that without any doubt can potentially increase the scope of all of the virtual coins. Even when cryptocurrencies have given us enough reasons to want to keep them as assets, the industry still needs a spoon of validation to fulfill one of our greatest dreams as crypto users, a mass adoption.
In this specific case, a great milestone has just happened as one of the most influential companies in the financial sector has decided to place a bet on cryptocurrencies, and of course, it could not be other than the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (NASDAQ), the second largest electronic and automated stock exchange in the United States.
NASDAQ has decided to support one of the most mentioned coins in the industry at the moment, the Stellar Lumens (XLM). We can be sure that great things are coming for both companies with such an incredible alliance, but one thing we may ask is, why NASDAQ has chosen Stellar? Well, let’s find out the main reasons why Stellar (XLM) represents a better option for the famous stock exchange than the other cryptos in the market.
The solidity of Stellar Lumens
NASDAQ is seeking to reconstruct itself and also hit into the digital boom of cryptocurrencies, and that’s of course, something that is more likely to happen if it decides to back a solid token of the industry, in this case, Stellar (XLM).
When it comes to performance in the market, Stellar (XLM) has proven to be stable and robust, although its growth has been slow the coin has been evolving with the time, a fact that’s even more remarkable in times where almost all of the cryptos are in red.
At the moment of writing, Stellar (XLM) is the number 8th in the listings of coinmarketcap, position in which it is traded at a value per coin of $0.29263 and has increased in value by 1.08% against the US dollar in last seven days and a 2.95% against the leader of the market, Bitcoin (BTC).
Stellar partnerships and scalability
If we talk about notable partnerships in the crypto sphere, Stellar (XLM) comes out as a great performer. Over the course of its existence, this coins has been working on building up powerful alliances among the financial industry. In this matter, we can count three of the most remarkable, the one with OKEx, the exchange from Hong Kong, the ones with the Deloitte and ICICI banks, and of course, the one with IBM.
Like this, Stellar is not only opening itself to markets such as the banking; it is also working on building up a large scalable platform, a feature that for sure is of interest for NASDAQ as it is looking to solve issues of scalability.
In addition, the Stellar platform provides incredible features when it comes to cross-border transactions, including the lowest fees in the market and a very remarkable speed of operation.
As with the whole market, Stellar (XLM) is currently suffering certain drops; however, the coin has managed to stay afloat in days where the tendency is entirely bearish. The potential support of NASDAQ may represent a huge benefit for the token, so for sure, Stellar Lumens should be watched in the days to come.
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TRON Partnership Involves Cloud Computing
It has been almost an entire week since Justin Sun, the founder of TRON (TRX), announced a new big partnership for this cryptocurrency. His Twitter announcement did not provide a lot of information, except for the fact that the TRON partnership is with an industry giant worth tens of billions of dollars.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) October 12, 2018
Even so, the entire crypto community started speculating about the new partner’s identity. Soon after the announcement, a new rumor emerged, claiming that the identity of an unnamed corporation was uncovered. According to the rumor, TRON’s new partner is none other than Baidu, one of the largest tech giants of China, which also represents this country’s largest internet search provider.
Baidu is often viewed as China’s version of Google, and if the rumors of a partnership with this company turn out to be true, this will be a big game-changer for TRON.
However, in days following the announcement, new reports started coming in with claims that the partnership will not revolve around blockchain technology. Instead, ODaily reported that the alleged partnership between TRON and Baidu will be focused on cloud computing. The report claims that TRON will be purchasing computing resources from Baidu.
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Currently, China is leading in Bitcoin mining industry by far, second to none for bitcoin mining power. Literally, it’s contributing over 70% of the network’s hash rate (a term that is used in describing the total processing power of a blockchain network). But how Ripple fits in here and what it has to do with that? We’ll talk about that a bit later below, let’s cover some in-depth facts about China’s dominance over Bitcoin first.
It’s a near-complete dominance by China on the BTC mining grid that has made it responsible for mining a majority of circulating bitcoins. A Beijing-based company, Bitmain Technologies, is highly responsible for extracting the significant part – more than half of the globe’s bitcoin, and alone, it has approached 50% of the total hash rate more than once.
The fact that China is controlling a majority of Bitcoin hash rate, clearly tells that it has the power of manipulating or merely destroy the bitcoin network if it gets enough support should it decide to take such a move. Therefore, this has led to serious concerns among countries including the US that China might get an edge in this cryptocurrency industry and possibly becoming a potential threat.
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While most cryptocurrencies today still remain unstable and at the edge of falling into the red, there are some coins that are doing significantly better. One such coin is Ravencoin (RVN), which has surged by over 26% in the last 24 hours.
Ravencoin came to be as a hard fork of Bitcoin and was inspired by a popular book series-turned-television programme, Game of Thrones. The coin’s developers decided to make Ravencoin an open-source project that provides users with the ability to declare assets on their platform. The platform itself is decentralized, transparent, and secure.
Just as Game of Thrones’ ravens are used for spreading the news and truth, Ravencoin hopes to become a carrier of truth regarding the ownership of assets on the blockchain.
Ravencoin’s main use case is for performing P2P transfers, while it prioritizes security, autonomy, user privacy, and control. Additionally, as a coin fighting for truth and transparency, it also stands against censorship.
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Following the last week’s announcement that Ravencoin is getting officially listed on Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange ba trading volume, Ravencoin experienced a large price surge. At one point, the surge took the coin’s value up by over 31%. At the time of writing, however, the coin is still growing, with an increase of 26.15% in the last 24 hours.
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