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China sees Ripple as innovative blockchain while Bitcoin gets no love again

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The crypto ranking in China is not breaking news as it started in May this year whereby including Bitcoin and Ripple a total of 28 crypto projects were ranked. Cryptocurrencies get evaluated in three categories: application, innovation, and technology. The cryptocurrencies are then get classified as well as in an overall index. From the first ranking of 28 crypto projects in May, there is an increase in number to a total of 33 crypto projects in the latest ranking.

New cryptocurrency rankings by CCID – Bitcoin downgraded further

On Monday, China’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), under China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced its new (sixth) update of the crypto projects. As like from the last time, at the top of the overall list is EOS followed by Ethereum and then comes Bitshares.

However, it’s not good news for Bitcoin as it has been downgraded further to 19th in the rankings. During the August update, Bitcoin was ranked 10th but fell to 16th in September’s update. We’re not predicting that we expect it to fall further during the next update, but it seems as if its overall rank falls in every new update China sends out.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is doing well as it has moved up a few positions occupying the 28th spot from last month’s 31st place. At the bottom is NEM which looks like it doesn’t want to surrender its previous position.

The Ranking Methodology

In the overall category, as mentioned in the beginning, topping the list is EOS which has proven to be China’s favorite thus far followed closely by Ethereum. EOS was not included in the first ranking issued in May only probably because its main network was not yet online. But after that, it has held the first position with no signing of going down.

According to the CCID, the technology category of ranking the crypto projects accounts for 65%, and it evaluates the technical realization, examines the performance, safety as well as the decentralization of the public chain. According to that category, the top five maintained their positions from the last update, and they are EOS, Bitshares, Steem, Ethereum, and Gxchain.

On applicability which evaluates the comprehensive level of Blockchain’s support for applications such as wallet application, node deployment, application implementation, and development support, the top five positions were taken by Ethereum, NEO, Nebulas, Qtum, and Dash respectively. As per CCID, this category accounts for 20% of the overall ranking.

Regarding creativity which accounts for 15% of the overall ranking and focuses on the continuous innovation in the public chain that includes developer size, code impact, and update, the top five positions were occupied by BTC, Ethereum, EOS, Nuls, and Cardano.

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The screenshot of the CCID report page having Ripple as the first in the list of innovative project index. | Source: CCID

The latest ranking index that involves the crypto projects which have the most significant increase in innovation lists Ripple at the top, and then comes Nuls, Lota, Nebulas and Bitcoin Cash respectively.

It’s quite interesting to see how China keeps rating Bitcoin low even though at least 50% of BTC is believed to be controlled from China since that much of crypto-king gets mined there. Of course, Ripple topping the list of most innovative crypto projects is pretty good news for the XRP community who seems to be most active than the rest (to me). Ripple making to the top is well-deserved though since the blockchain firm has proved they actually are innovating in different ways that how people deal with money today.

The primary purpose for the ranking is to be able to assess the development level of the global public blockchain technology scientifically as well as to grasp the trend accurately.

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Basic Guide on How to Spend Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

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In recent years, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have entered more into the mainstream. Most people walking down the street have at least heard of Bitcoin. While a lot of people got involved in the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies to try and make a quick buck, most people who are enthusiastic about the world of blockchain are in it for the long haul. 

These are usually the people who are going to be more likely to actually use their Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a payment tool and not just as a storage of wealth or a trading tool. This guide looks at a few different ways in which you can use your Bitcoin in spending capacity. 

Crypto Debit Cards

Perhaps the easiest way for you to spend your cryptocurrency is by linking up your holdings to a debit card. 

These days, many of the leading card providers such as MasterCard and Visa have these types of crypto-linking debit cards. These cards can be used just like you would a normal debit card that is linked to your fiat currency bank account. 

Naturally, the most popular type of crypto debit card is going to be for Bitcoin, but there are other cryptocurrencies catered for also. 

Prepaid Cards

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Hybrid Bitcoin Casinos or Bitcoin-Only Casinos – Which Are Better?

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The rise of cryptocurrencies over recent years has had an impact on several industries. Gambling is one such industry, and many of the best online casinos offer Bitcoin as a payment method

Some of these casinos work exclusively with cryptocurrencies, while some are more traditional gambling sites that simply have integrated crypto on top of their fiat options.

This post will take a look at the advantages of joining a Bitcoin-exclusive casino on the web versus picking a hybrid one.

Advantages of Hybrid Bitcoin Casinos

Let’s start with the hybrid Bitcoin casinos. Usually, those are traditional gambling platforms that have been around for a long period of time. 

They offer classic payment methods such as Visa, PayPal, Skrill, and similar. At some point, they decided to add Bitcoin and potentially other cryptocurrencies to their portfolio. 

If you decide to join an online casino of this type, you will be able to enjoy the following benefits.

Lower Risks

Such online casinos often have a strong reputation and are licensed by respected gambling commissions such as the UK Gambling Commission, the Malta Gaming Authority, and similar regulators.

They are known for protecting the customers and monitoring all actions…

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Is Bex500 an alternative to BitMEX?

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An all around review of Bex500

Bex500 is a young but rapid-growing exchange, less adversarial than BitMEX, but with higher leverage than Binance, Bex500 has enough strings to attract many crypto traders. 

Those dissatisfied with the old exchange, may find Bex500 exchange with a stable system with no manipulation or “overload”, pleasant UX, user-friendly tool kits, and around-clock customer service.

Bex500 says they are making crypto margin trading “easier” and giving you a better return. 

Can they really achieve that? We conduct a comprehensive review as below to see if it is a trustworthy exchange

Question 1. What features does Bex500 have?

Bex500 offers perpetual BTC futures as well as three other cryptos including ETH, XRP and LTC, all paired against USDT. You may find Bex500 doing a good job aggregating most important features traders need for a robust trading experience with better return.

-A fair trade with no overload

Many traders are familiar with “overload” problem, which disables placing orders in peak trading times. It is suspected to be insider manipulations by exchanges which can cost users entire portfolios.

Bex500, with its unmatched TPS (claimed to be over 10,000 orders per second), ensures that the trading…

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