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Proof Stellar (XLM) Is Greater Than Ethereum

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The word on the street is that the collapse of Ethereum (ETH) is inevitable and it is only a matter of time before it all falls down like a stack of dominoes. One of the reasons that ETH is headed towards a Doomsday scenario, is the fact that there has been a failure to scale the network to deal with DApps that need the network to process more transactions per second than the current limit of 25.

Another reason that  ETH will die a natural death, is the fact that the gas fee on the network is high compared to others such as Tron (TRX) –  which has free transactions. The natural order of technology is that developers will choose to create DApps on cheaper and faster networks.

Ethereum developers are working on a way around all these issues. One of the most recent efforts is the agreement to postpone the Difficulty Bomb by implement new code in the next hard fork of Constantinople. This new code will keep ETH in the clear for about one and a half years further meaning it is not a permanent solution. This is where Stellar (XLM) comes in to play.

How is Stellar (XLM) Greater than Ethereum?

A team from the StellarX decentralized exchange recently ran their own at-scale load tests on the Ethereum network and the results were scary. The research they did revealed that Ethereum was being used by entrepreneurs for all the wrong uses. As earlier mentioned, high costs on the Ethereum network and slow performance cull the entire ecosystem.

One of the strengths of Ethereum, as highlighted in the report by the team at StellarX, is that if you are building a distributed computer program with no sole owner and no centralized decision-making apparatus, Ethereum was a great choice. One such example is the Augur project where you need a fully automated, ownerless way to make decisions about real-world events. This is done to circumvent regulatory enforcement which cannot pinpoint a central ‘bookmaker’ on the betting platform of Augur.

But many blockchain companies are using the Ethereum network for tasks it cannot handle to the desired expectation. Such DApps are for gaming, trading, finance, and others that need a high throughput with low transaction fees.

If it is such applications that developers want, then the Stellar network can provide the qualities needed.

The transaction fee on the Stellar network is considerably small when compared to that on the Ethereum network. There are two values used to calculate fees on the Stellar network: Base fee (0.00001 XLM) and Base reserve (0.5 XLM). The fee for a transaction is the number of operations the transaction contains multiplied by the base fee. This means that for the fee to total 1 XLM, it would have to contain 100,000 transactions. The cost of 1 XLM right now is $0.22. This is still cheap on the Stellar network.

When it comes to transactions per second (tps) on the Stellar network, the network has been known to handle 1,000 tps comfortably. This figure is 40 times higher than that of Ethereum at 25 tps.

Summing it all up, the Stellar network is a better candidate for DApps that require a higher throughput and lower transaction fees. Ethereum, on the other hand, has enjoyed the spotlight and perhaps this is why entrepreneurs keep using the platform for all the wrong applications. Some projects initially on the ETH network have migrated to Stellar after the developers realize the roadblocks on the ETH network as highlighted above. With time, this number of migrating DApps is sure to grow as the technical capabilities of the Stellar network continue to be known in the crypto-verse.

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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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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

The development of…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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