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Ripple Introduces Codius – A New Platform for Smart Contracts for the XRP Blockchain

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Developers at Ripple (XRP) are planning to release a new platform for smart contracts named Codius. When launched, it will grant XRP the similar functionality as the one that Ethereum can offer. Ripple users will be able to lock into these smart contracts which will be blockchain-secured.

What is there to know about Codius

Codius is a new platform for smart contracts that is currently still in development by the Ripple (XRP) team. It was mentioned in various headlines since the end of the last year when Ripple announced the development of the project. Even so, the name Codius was first mentioned in 2014, but the project was canceled by June of the following year. According to Ripple, the project was canceled because the market was not yet ready for smart contracts.

The project was re-launched in November 2017, and it has been in development since.

Ripple’s tagline for the project says “Where smart programs live”. It is supposed to be an open hosting protocol, and its design will allow the creation of a system that will support smart contract and add them to Ripple’s ecosystem.

The whitepaper from 2014 explains the platform in detail, and it was published by Ripple Labs chief technology officer Stefan Thomas, as well as Evan Schwartz.

The whitepaper describes Codius as a way to make the process of decentralization much easier. They also wish to improve the Ripple network’s capabilities, so that it would become the best-decentralized solution for the ecosystem involving financial institutions like banks or big enterprises.

The details about the project’s current status are not known for now. There is no launch date, and Ripple seems to be keeping very quiet about its advancement. As far as we know now, the platform could be launched this summer, or it could be a complete backburner, there is simply no way of telling.

How will Codius add smart contracts?

According to what is currently known, the latest version of this platform is still being developed. However, once it goes live, it should be able to offer several features.

Those will include multiple things like speed, for example. Codius is expected to be as fast as native Ripple, according to the known information. Next, it is also expected to have extreme security, with its sandboxing being called the state of the art. Rogue smart contracts won’t be able to target any of the network’s critical components thanks to the fact that applications will be completely isolated from each other, as well as from the host.

Another feature will involve JavaScript so that learning programming languages won’t be necessary in order for one to use Codius. It will also offer the use of the micropayments system that will be already built-in so that the applications can pay each other with ease.

Its design will even be integrated for enterprise and banking roles, which will make Codius one of the crucial components for the financial network of Ripple.

Finally, it will also be able to connect to pretty much anything that has an internet connection.

When will it go live

This is a project shrouded in mystery, and not much is known about it, even after all this time. It was announced 4 years ago but canceled 3 years ago, Last year, it was brought back, but it isn’t clear what is going on with its development as of May 2018.

Whatever is going on, everyone who is waiting for this project’s release date will simply have to be patient and wait for some news from Ripple.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

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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

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