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$1 Billion in Profits and 3 More Reasons to Ditch Bitcoin (BTC) for Binance Coin (BNB)

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Truth be told, Bitcoin (BTC) is the safest cryptocurrency investment option out there. The digital asset has even been crowned King due to the simple fact that the crypto markets usually respond in tandem with the general action of BTC. Evidence of this is the recently delayed Bitcoin ETF announcement by the SEC that has led the market in a sense of turmoil for the last 3 days. BTC has since increased its dominance to over 48%.

But there could be another Crypto King in the horizon who is backed by a crypto exchange that expects $1 Billion in profits for 2018.

The exchange known as Binance was reported to be projecting annual profits for the year of 2018 that is to the tune of $1 Billion. The same exchange has a very stable coin that is used as a base pair on the exchange and to pay for trading fees. This coin is Binance Coin (BNB). This coin was how the exchange funded its ICO last year in July 2017. Therefore, backed by such a profitable exchange ($1 Billion in projected profits), BNB is sure to continue gaining in value for the foreseeable future.

BNB is currently ranked 16th on Coinmarketcap.com and valued at $12.39 at the moment of writing this. The total supply of the coin is 192.44 Million with a circulating supply of 95.512 Million. This then brings us to the second reason why BNB should become an investment option.

During the ICO, 200 Million BNB coins were minted in total. As illustrated in the project’s whitepaper, the exchange would burn some BNB every annual quarter till there were only 100 Million BNB coins remaining in the total supply. This means that the difference of 7.56 Million BNB seen above in the total supply, has been destroyed by the organization in the last year and they intend on continuing to do so. As the amount of BNB reduces in the markets, so shall the value of the coin with time.

A third reason why BNB should be on your radar is that the Binance exchange plans on extending its services by opening offices/exchanges in Uganda and Malta. This means more visibility for the exchange as well as new clients for trading. This will increase the trading volume and the use of BNB on the now global exchanges. The latter will increase its demand and its price.

BNB General trend for the past year. Source, coinmarketcap.com

Finally, and observing the general trend of BNB in the crypto markets, it has continually risen in value over the months due to the aforementioned reasons. Its history is of continual increment in value with time can be seen with the shared chart above. This means that the same trend of increased value will be observed in the future. BNB is, therefore, a better buy and HODL option than Bitcoin (BTC).

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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.  

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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.

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The rise of the crypto casinos

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In the hyper-competitive world of online casinos, operators are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. The most usual methods include using distinctive branding, offering generous bonuses and making sure that they are on all of the major so-called affiliate sites where players can compare and contrast casinos’ different offerings.

But now a whole new generation of casinos are starting to emerge – ones whose key difference isn’t what and how you play, but more in how you pay.

The rise and rise of the cryptocurrency casino is seen by many as the next logical step in a world that is slowly but surely starting to accept that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, et al. are certainly here to stay.

Of course, it’s the first of these cryptocurrencies that has really grabbed the headlines and led the way with its meteoric performance in 2017 when it seemed like its $20,000 value was just the start of the story. Admittedly, this was short-lived and the value quickly fell back to a more sustainable level but, if it achieved one thing, it was to cement this exciting new kind of currency in the consciousness of the general public.

Why Bitcoin and online casinos are the perfect partners

In many ways, it’s the perfect partnership between Bitcoin and online casinos with multiple benefits for both.

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