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OmiseGo (OMG) and Ethereum’s (ETH) Status Enter a New Partnership

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Ethereum’s mobile client called Status has just recently announced a new partnership with OmiseGo (OMG), as well as the platform’s plans to adopt OMG’s decentralized exchange.

Status goes OMG

Many are already familiar with the open source dApp for phones and browsers called Status. A lot of people also know that it was created on Ethereum’s blockchain, which makes it one of its first clients. Now, Status has released a tweet in which it announced a new partnership with OmiseGo (OMG).

The two were familiar to each other from several research projects that they collaborated on, but this is the first time that they are entering a full partnership. Status is a very popular messenger app, while OmiseGo has quite a reputation as one of the largest names when it comes to on-chain, as well as cross-chain transactions. They also have a lot of experience when it comes to Plasma scalability research, as well as interoperability.

Both of these projects share a similar goal, which is to make the world more open. They plan to do so by allowing users to access Ethereum’s public blockchain much more easily. Both teams are excited about the partnership and future collaboration and have stated that the two fit together perfectly.

This is true in several ways, and their roles in the partnership will be clearly separated. OMG will have the task of creating financial tools that will be used in an open infrastructure, while Status will be taking care of the tools’ adoption and distribution throughout the world.

A large step towards decentralization

Both projects want one thing, and that is to bring cryptos to as many people as they can. Their efforts are dedicated towards making a shift towards cryptos, and to its mainstream adoption.

Status’ part in this will be to work with OMG for the purpose of integration of OmiseGo’s DEX (Decentralized Exchange). Furthermore, the joint effort of the two projects will also touch upon scalability research, and even on trying to improve the web3 ecosystem.

It makes sense for Status to wish to adopt DEX, considering that DEX brings a lot more security and scalability since it is in POS network. It will also make interoperability possible, for on-chain and off-chain transactions alike.

As mentioned, both of the projects are focused on achieving ultimate decentralization, and this partnership is seen by both parties as the next step on that road. Together, and through this collaboration, Status and OMG are progressing, and heading towards an advanced, decentralized economy.

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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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