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Reasons Why EOS Could be the Best Investment Despite Ongoing Scrutiny

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The EOS hype never seems to go down, whether it’s the speculation of EOS functioning like a centralized bank or getting the first place as the most promising blockchain project according to a Chinese government-backed crypto list. It’s wrong to think that due to its previously exposed vulnerabilities and other technical issues, EOS might be having a hard time. The team behind EOS also known as the 4 billion ICO is doing whatever it takes to keep EOS platform problem and risk-free, secure and easy-to-use. Global hackathons are being held by the team to promote fixes for their platform’s technical issues. The EOS community is still unsatisfied with these events but after the release of Chinese crypto list, its slowly regaining their trust in EOS.

  • EOS Community Worried About the Lack of Decentralisation

Although EOS has been globally acclaimed for its technology, previously exposed vulnerabilities have dealt quite a blow to its performance. Experts have been asking questions regarding its security, protocol etc. Presently, EOS has been under accusations for functioning as a centralized governance. Block.one which has supported EOS project all through its ICO is no longer a part of its current operation. EOS has now taken a rather centralized approach towards protocol governance that has raised numerous questions and surrounded the entire project by controversies. As a result of this, some users have started encouraging the idea of moving out of EOS.

  • EOS Shuts Down 27 Accounts and Catches Fire

The increasing disbelief in EOS decentralized protocol may be linked to widespread phishing scams going rampant during the migration operation when EOS protocol shifted from being an ERC20 token to having its own mainnet. In order to handle the alarming breach of security and EOS core, arbitration forum released an Emergency Measure of Protection Order (E.C.A.F). As per this order, all 27 of EOS block producers immediately froze transactions and it will remain so unless the E.C.A.F. directs them to do otherwise. The strangest part of this event was that according to the E.C.A.F, the order was issued because all seven accounts committed a violation of EOS constitution. According to the reports, 21 block producers have disabled seven accounts. The controversy regarding centralization in EOS started because of the decision to freeze seven accounts due to their involvement in a phishing scam. It was decided unanimously even though, the Block producers and E.C.A.F. do not have the right to make such decision under the rules of consultation with the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. As the debate goes on, EOS constitution and Block producer’s actions have raised critical arguments regarding its decentralized protocols within the crypto community.

  • About the First Chinese Crypto List

The Chinese government released the first crypto list on 17th May which contained 28 top cryptocurrencies under inspection. Different currencies are included on this list based on three criteria, technology, application and innovation. This project is controlled by China’s Electronic Information Industry Development Department. The list’s results shocked most crypto enthusiasts because it crowned Ethereum at the 1st place while giving Bitcoin 13th place. Steem followed Ethereum being second on the list. NEM’s XEM secured the last i.e. 28th place. Experts believe that Bitcoin’s continued low performance and Weiss ratings for this year might have influenced the results of Chinese crypto evaluation.

  • EOS Leading All Cryptos According to the Second List

According to the second round which was held quite recently, the global Public Chain Technology Evaluation Index listed EOS at the top leaving Ethereum behind. The results prove that according to China’s first-class domestic experts and scholars, EOS has the potential to lead the markets and give rise to an innovative revolution in the crypto space. EOS was highlighted in the recent index because of its unparalleled technological supremacy, advantages in transaction confirmation, network throughput, and transaction fee. All of these attributes make it worthy of the first place and outperform smart contracts and DApp giant, Ethereum. It shows that the Chinese government is more interested in the technical aspect of cryptocurrencies than its financial worth.

  • Current Market Position of EOS

Despite the growing controversies around EOS, it has undoubtedly proven to be one of the most advantageous blockchain projects. Achieving top ratings on Chinese official crypto rating list indicates that with time people are getting convinced of its huge potential and technical advancements. Currently, EOS is ranked as the 5th biggest cryptocurrency of the world. Its individual price at the time of writing is close to $7.88 which is going up at a rate of 4% according to the data on CoinMarketCap. The total market capitalization is approximately $7 billion and around $1.215 billion worth of EOS has exchanged hands in the last 24 hours.

Closing Thoughts

Even though the EOS constitution and its block producer’s actions are being heavily argued at the moment by the crypto community, it does not affect the fact that EOS has become a truly influential blockchain project which is leading the way in crypto space with its innovation. It’s important to note that the current situation is temporary and the EOS team is trying to achieve transparency and total security of the platform from malicious scammers and hackers. EOS is sure to reach greater heights once Bitcoin price is bullish again.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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