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Reasons Why IOTA Holders Can Expect a Lucrative 2018

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IOTA is one of the newer cryptocurrencies on the market that has managed to perform exquisitely despite having numerous potential competitors. This currency was first introduced on June 13th of last year and since then it has been providing a veritably decent service to its holders spread across the globe. As far as the inherent properties are concerned, this digital currency is very different from the other cryptocurrency big guns like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and various other familiar cryptocurrencies. Unlike others, IOTA uses an innovative new technology known as The Tangle that allows the users to verify their previous two transactions without any interference from the miners.

Currently, there are more than eighteen hundred cryptocurrencies in the market that are traded around the world. Hence, the fierce competition to acquire a decent position in the market and retain it is quite imaginable. Since the major market maelstrom at the beginning of this year, a significant number of traders are inclining towards the slightly lesser known currencies like IOTA. Here, you would find out a few aspects about this coin elucidating the fact why it would be judicious to hold onto this coin this year.

The Technology behind IOTA:

IOTA was designed on the IOT or Internet-of-Things concept. The Internet-of-Things refers to everyday items such as accessories, clothes, vehicles, etc. provided with a computer capable of connecting them through the internet. While other cryptocurrencies provide a blockchain platform where miners or nodes usually verify the previous transactions block by block before approving and performing the current transaction, IOTA offers a platform where the users can verify their previous transactions by themselves. As a result, IOTA’s ecosystem offers a much more convenient and user-friendly interface to the traders. This sui generis technology is known as The Tangle.

The IOT concept coined by this cryptocurrency is the gateway to achieve complete decentralization as per previous speculations; this new technology continues to pique the interest of both new and experienced crypto-traders.

Competitive Advantages of Using IOTA:

The digital currency of IOTA comes with several irrefutable advantages for the traders including:

  • Faster Transaction Rates: On IOTA’s native platform traders can take advantage of an expeditious transaction system. Because of this currency’s ingenious transaction protocol, the confirmation time on IOTA platform is much less than other currencies like Bitcoin.
  • Micro-payment Facility: In regular blockchain networks, the transaction fee is usually set by the initiator of the transaction which makes it very difficult to keep track of the relatively smaller payment amount. In case of IOTA, the traders can take advantage of its unique ability to facilitate small payments in exchange for an insignificant or sometimes no transaction fee.
  • Incredible Scalability: In IOTA’s platform, the time taken between placing a transaction and its subsequent validation is nearly zero. Also, its processing module becomes faster with the increase in the number of transactions and subscribers.
  • Convenience and Security: IOTA blockchain eliminates the arduous process of mining a cryptocurrency by solving puzzles which makes it much more cost-effective over other digital coins like Bitcoin. The transaction fee on this blockchain is also fairly low compared to others. As the IOTA owner is given the leeway to verify his/her transaction by themselves, there is no chance of any fraudulent activity as well.

Recent IOTA Updates:

  • The Release of Trinity Mobile Wallet: On May 29th, 2018, IOTA development team announced the launching of this new user-friendly mobile wallet. Despite being a strictly community-driven project at the beginning, the IOTA foundation adopted Trinity in order to ensure the security of using this cryptocurrency to a bigger community. The wallet was subjected to two external reviews namely a security audit and a threat modelling exercise. The purpose of this review was to ensure the fact there are no bugs present in the wallet that can potentially vitiate the currency’s security. With this new wallet release, the IOTA blockchain system is likely to be more convenient to the traders.
  • Upcoming R&D Projects: On June 16th of this year, IOTA announced a few of their R&D goals. According to their statement, for the next few months, the development team will work on strengthening and ameliorating the network infrastructure, decentralization, recognizing the need for developer inclusion in case of DApps, formalizing and comprehending cryptographic techniques, and encouraging widespread usage of this coin.

The Current Situation of IOTA:

As of 26th June 2018, IOTA holds the ninth position on Coinmarketcap with a price nearly tantamount to $1 and a market capitalization of nearly 2.7 billion USD. Although the numbers are not exactly as good as it was in December last year, the IOTA price chart is currently stable at a decent rate.

Final Thoughts:  

IOTA was introduced in order to provide a solution to Bitcoin’s high transaction fee and less scalability. As a result, right from its inception, this coin has managed to grab the attention of potential traders around the world. With the recent and upcoming technical developments, this blockchain platform is likely to become even more efficient and user-friendly. Hence, it is safe to say that IOTA holders can expect a lucrative 2018 despite market volatility.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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