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Reasons Why Decoupling with Bitcoin Could be Beneficial for Cardano

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There have been some glaring fluctuations in the cryptocurrency market over the past few days predominantly because of the rise and fall of Bitcoin, unarguably the most popular cryptocurrency to date. Since Ethereum was introduced to the market as an alternative coin or Altcoin in order to bring some major improvements in the crypto-world, there has been a constant vying amongst Bitcoin and the rest of the eighteen hundred altcoins. This vying is mainly for gaining a gargantuan market capitalization along with a commendable position on Coinmarketcap.

Among the numerous Altcoins that are now traded by cryptocurrency investors across the globe, Cardano is certainly one of the popular ones. Despite experiencing a recent downfall in its price, Cardano is still holding the seventh position on Coinmarketcap with a decent market cap. Very recently, this cryptocurrency made an announcement regarding the cancellation of accepting Bitcoin payments. This phenomenon initially made a huge impact on the cryptocurrency market as well as on various social networking sites like Twitter.

Whilst, some speculators are doubtful about Cardano’s future after this incident, most of them are hoping for an elevation in the price of Cardano. Here, some factors would be discussed that would help you to comprehend why this decoupling could actually be beneficial for this digital currency.

a. Being Free from Bitcoin’s Influence: It is a well-known fact that market speculation and sentiment plays a pivotal role in determining the current situation of a specific trading market. Most of the Altcoins are tied up Bitcoin because it is still the first point of contact while trading in certain cryptocurrency exchanges. Being the first ever digital currency accounts for the huge circulation of Bitcoin as well. This dependency makes several Altcoins susceptible to subtle changes constantly occurring in the market and consequently, when Bitcoin experience a massive loss in its price, other dependent coins plummet commensurately. Cardano’s recent decision of decoupling would put it outside the speculative space and in process, it would be impervious to the sudden fluctuations in Bitcoin’s price.

b. Grabbing Attention of New Traders: Despite being the first cryptocurrency to be introduced to traders, Bitcoin’s technology has certain limitations that sometimes can be used to other currency’s advantage. While several Altcoins use a similar technology as Bitcoin by implementing SHA-256 algorithm, ADA, the official cryptocurrency of Cardano offers a different technology and trading approach. On this platform, coins are mined and certain decisions are made via Ouroboros, a proof-of-stake algorithm. Also, using a different technology than Bitcoin would make it a more stable currency than Bitcoin and other similar currencies. Hence, the recent decoupling with Bitcoin is likely to help this currency develop in its own way and offer new innovative features to the cryptocurrency traders.

c. Acceptance of USD Deposits instead of Bitcoin: In the past few weeks, several renowned currency exchanges have started accepting USD instead of Bitcoin due to its capricious nature and vulnerability to certain malicious cyber-attacks. As a result, Cardano would get the opportunity to be accepted in more exchanges with ADA/USD trading pair in lieu of ADA/BTC. This incident would invariably increase the exposure and circulation of this currency.

Recent Developments of Cardano:  

On 14th February 2018, this coin got engaged in a strategic partnership with Sirin Labs which immediately resulted in a considerable price surge. According to Cardano’s whitepaper, this partnership was one of the many significant partnerships that are about to commence during this year. Without the influence of Bitcoin, the number of such partnerships is likely to increase to a great extent. Also, Cardano’s development team has announced a software update that would eliminate all mainnet bugs and compilation errors swimmingly. This update is likely to offer Cardano users the amount of security that other coins are unable to provide.

Final Thoughts:

This cryptocurrency was introduced on 29th September 2017. Within a time period of six months, Cardano has been able to acquire the seventh position on Coinmarketcap with a market capitalization of $3.8 billion (on 2nd April 2018). If this is any indication of what is about to unfold in future, traders can certainly be hopeful about this coin’s future. Decoupling with Bitcoin would just strengthen positive speculations as it would effectively remove the volatility factor from this currency’s property.

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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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