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Ripple (XRP) leaves both Ethereum and Bitcoin behind in advantages

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Yes, Ripple is facing a lawsuit that hasn’t turned into crypto’s way completely yet. A bunch of investors (which are in no way representative of the crypto or Ripple community) think Ripple’s XRP is a security instead of a coin and they want the government to agree. 

The outcome will not be critical for Ripple only, but for the whole cryptosphere, so you shouldn’t mind all that much because if, after this lawsuit, Ripple suffers, every single crypto coin will as well. That’s not going to happen. Instead, pay attention to current and future capabilities. You’ll find it very hard to beat Ripple in this subject. 

Ripple was developed back in 2014 (that’s even before Ethereum) which is probably why this project was never centered on smart contracts (as Ethereum is). The notion of a smart contract wasn’t very developed back then, as expressed in Stefan Thomas’ words, Ripples Chief Technology Officer,

“We just didn’t feel like smart contracts was a very mature industry at that point…. Frankly, the use cases seemed somewhat dubious in value.”

Ethereum got it right, of course. But Ethereum soon found its very own problems. While Ethereum remains the smart contracts king, it’s been heavily criticized from the beginning because of its lack of scalability and high fees. That is why Mr. Thomas brought back the Ripple’s smart contract platform called Codius which can deal with both of those issues.

As Codius is relaunched already, it will probably just highlight again all the problems in Ethereum (as if Justin Sun has not done that thoroughly enough) as it also makes Ripple’s superiority evident once again.

Not so long ago, an investor called Josh Williams had this to say about the situation:

“Teams in games and elsewhere are building on Ethereum and running into the cost and scalability issues we’re all familiar with. Codius has great potential in addressing these concerns, and we are eager to work with it.”

So Ripple will use Codius to invade Ethereum’s turf and prove it is a way better option. Isn’t that interesting?

Ripple: low fees, high scalability (the anti-Ethereum)

Bitcoin and Ethereum wave the cryosphere’s flag; there’s no doubt about that. Lots of people still think that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are the same. That bears testimony on how vital those coins are. 

They were the pioneers, they kept the game going for everybody, but they remain very slow, and costly. And that’s how Ripple comes in. Just think about this transference speeds: Bitcoin, 6 TPS; Ethereum 15 TPS; XRP, 1500 TPS. You see the difference is in orders of magnitude.

Sure, this is still far away from Visa’s transaction speed. But honestly, compare them to Bitcoin and Ethereum transactions times. In the cryptocurrency world, Ripple’s rate is just incredible and leaves everybody behind.

Just think about this: when you transact on Bitcoin, you need to be ready to wait even 50-60 minutes before you get full confirmation sometimes. On Ethereum that is from three to fifteen minutes. Ripple takes four seconds. What is the option you would like to have on your mobile phone? Is it that much of choice? And on top of that, transaction fees are just ridiculously low.

As fees for ETH and BTC keep rising (because the coin’s value keeps going up) XRP’s charges are still so low, they open the market for a much broader user base. That’s why Ripple is so good for the micropayments and international transactions. Ripple’s purpose has never been to be a retail crypto coin but quick as it is, cheap as it is, it could become one. Codius could do the trick, but we’ll have to wait and see how it goes.

Ripple is not going after end users. It wants banks and financial institutions to adopt the RippleNet and its blockchain. But their low fees and scalability are such that could get, unintentionally, the retail market as well and get Ethereum’s top place. That, my friends, is a real advantage.

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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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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.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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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.

In the past few…

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