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Rookie cryptocurrency, Ravencoin (RVN) continues with its bull run

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While most virtual currencies this week are maintaining an unstable projection and are showing signs falling into the red zone by dangling on edge, some virtual tokens are recording significant figures. One such coin is the rookie digital asset, Ravencoin (RVN) that has marked its seven-day volume price surge of as much as 61,929 percent, with a trade volume increase of 55 percent within the last 24-hours. This comes as a result of the coin pumping over 250 percent after its listing on Binance.

Ravencoin, which is an altcoin, is making great strides in the cryptocurrency market with its gains being attributed to the latest announcement of the virtual currency’s mainnet is going live at the end of October 2018.

On Sunday, the young altcoin, which holds enormous potential for growth, closed the day with a 31.97 percent high against the US dollar and by near similar percentages of 32.62 percent against big-performing virtual currency, Bitcoin.

Also, Ravencoin recorded high volume trading in the past 48 hours, managing to record 79 percent trade appreciation of about 37 million US dollars. During the same time, its market cap nearly doubled from its previous figure of 37 million US dollars to its current 64 million US dollars.

Ravencoin 101

Ravencoin originated from an open-source fork of the default Bitcoin code that facilitates efficient transfer of digital assets between entities. Ravencoin was developed with this detailed functionality in mind as an alternative to Ethereum’s ERC20 and Bitcoin transfer protocols.

The name Ravencoin borrows its name from the avian delivery protocol of choice getting its inspiration from the famous novel turned tv series, Game of Thrones. The developers behind Ravencoin decided to make the cryptocurrency an open-source project that allows users the ability to declare their virtual assets on the network. The network itself is transparent, decentralized, and more importantly airtight secure.

And just like in Game of Thrones where ravens were used to carry and spread truths and news, Ravencoin is striving to become the virtual currency and blockchain technology that is going to be the carrier of truth in regards to the ownership of virtual assets on the blockchain.

At the moment, the primary use of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is to perform P2P transfers while prioritizing security, control, user privacy, and autonomy. Additionally, as other virtual currencies intensify their fight and quest for truth and transparency, Raven is taking a step further, standing against censorship.

Ravencoin (RVN) Mining

Ravencoin made its entrant into the market on 31st October 2017 with mining binaries being released a few months later on 3rd January 2018, during the ninth anniversary of Bitcoin’s introduction to the market.

The development of the young crypto is guided by a phased development schedule that shows the type of undertakings they should take at particular levels. Currently, developers are working towards the creation of the Ravencoin mainnet and its new mining algorithm, the x16r. The x16r algorithm is being explicitly designed to contest top ASIC mining equipment and heavy mining pools.

Ravencoin hopes to use proof of work protocols in their mining activities not only to save on electricity consumption but also to focus on the more critical aspects of their core business. Which involves building a super tall and time-based wall that will safeguard users from any potential tampering and censorship in the future.

Ravencoin Analysis

At the time of writing, the price of Ravencoin stands at about 0.0577 US dollars (after surging 56.4% further in the last 24 hours only) positioning the digital coin to be among the top 60 cryptocurrencies in the market (it was in top 100 just a couple of days ago).

As the market continues getting more information concerning the crypto, analysts expect it to further spike upwards with a massive bull run expected at any time.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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