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Nexo Accepts Binance Coin (BNB) and Cardano (ADA) as Collateral for Loans

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Several weeks ago, a FinTech group called Nexo released an announcement in which it stated that Binance Coin (BNB) will be the first crypto to be accepted as collateral for the loans backed by cryptocurrencies. The company promised to expand their list of accepted cryptos, and it finally delivered – by accepting Cardano (ADA) as well.

Nexo decides that BNB can be a collateral

Nexo is a well-known Credissimo-powered FinTech group that has recently helped cryptos with making yet another step towards mainstream adoption. It is no secret that cryptos are slowly but surely finding their way into basically any branch of business, but their acceptance as collaterals has been long avoided by pretty much everyone. That is, until a few weeks ago, when Nexo stepped in.

Nexo first hinted at its interest in Binance back during its token sale, when the firm said that it has a lot in common with Binance, including the same customers. The company was planning to use Binance Coin for the crypto-backed loans even then, it seems. Nexo must have seen a large potential in BNB since it even integrated it into its loan plans.

It is not really that surprising that BNB managed to capture Nexo’s attention. After all, the coin has demonstrated that it is a safe investment, and at this time, when crypto prices jump and fall drastically almost every other hour, BNB has reached stability. Of course, this is not total stability, considering that its price still keeps going up and down between $7.00 and $17.00, with its current price being at $13.93. Still, it is as stable as a crypto can get in the current market.

With BNB at its side, Nexo is able to allow traders access to coins instantly, and with no additional fees. Not only that, but the loan is also completely tax-free as well. After seeing that this move is positively accepted by its customers, Nexo promised that it will work on adding more currencies as accepted collaterals, and it finally delivered.

Nexo also wants to add Cardano (ADA)

Cardano (ADA) is a relatively new cryptocurrency, but it is still very well-known in the crypto world. It was designed to be public, decentralized, and open-source. In fact, the very idea behind ADA’s design was to support the development and progress in the world, which is exactly what it will be used for by Nexo.

The first announcement of Cardano joining BNB as a collateral came from Nexo’s Teodora Atanassova. Atanassova tweeted that Nexo will start working on accepting Cardano, and its use will be pretty much the same as BNB’s.

This is an excellent news for Cardano, which has been almost dormant for a long time. Its team, led by Charles Hoskinson, has taken a while before this crypto joined the action. This was due to their efforts to make Cardano’s technology stable, reliable, and to make sure that the coin is built with quality.

Ever since this period ended, Cardano has been achieving one victory after another. Being added to Nexo is one of them, and another includes ADA joining eToro and other popular platforms. There is also its launch of Daedalus Wallet, a crypto wallet native to Cardano, which can be found on this crypto’s website.

In the meanwhile, Cardano has also managed to grow quite a large community, and they have been very supportive of this move. Despite being such a new and young crypto, ADA already managed to reach the top 10s on CoinMarketCap, where it holds the rank of 8th, with a price of $0.125024 per token. It is unknown whether this acceptance by Nexo will influence ADA’s value, but if it does, the coin can only go up.

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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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