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Eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness: Ripple vs. Bitcoin vs. Visa, XRP wins

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Cryptocurrencies have changed the way we look at fiat currencies, and the way money gets transferred today. Additionally, these digital assets have proven to be a passive income (remember Ripple’s XRP was most profitable coin last year, so it changed many lives) for many due to the enormous profits they gained. Without no doubt, most of these cryptocurrencies have to be mined before they are attained.

When you hear of ‘Crypto-mining’, what comes to your mind will be high energy usage. Based on some factors including energy usage and how eco-friendly some might be, there is a big difference between Ripple, Bitcoin, and traditional technology Visa.

Ripple, Bitcoin, and Visa Energy Consumption Comparison

Not too long ago, a research was done by a team of cryptocurrency experts on how eco-friendly our money can be. The study centered on some cryptocurrencies and Visa. On electricity usage, lots of individuals plus the research concluded that the Ripple’s XRP token is eco-friendly, as it doesn’t make use of high energy compared to Bitcoin and Visa. It is important to know that the yearly energy consumption showcases that Bitcoin uses 26.05 TWh, and Visa uses 0.54 TWh.

However, XRP, which consumes little electricity makes uses of 0.000536112 TWh of electricity. For a better understanding on that, taking a look at the number of homes in the United States; the ranking remains that XRP has the capability to only power fifty houses, on the other hand, Bitcoin can power a little less than 3 million homes.

Additionally, according to the survey, it has been revealed that the total cost acquired in the energy used in (United States Dollars) per year marks a big difference between the three. XRP costs only 64,000 USD while Bitcoin costs 3 billion USD and Visa 64 million USD per year.

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According to the research work, Bitcoin relies on the proof-of-work (PoW), which means that a lot of computational efforts are required. Furthermore, PoW usually involves lots of servers trying to solve highly-complex math equations to produce new blocks in the blockchain system for the production of new tokens (which is the reward for mining).

PoW requires high energy usage with a higher transaction fee and its systems are particularly connected with a high level of energy usage, electricity, Carbon dioxide emissions, and transfer fees.

On the other hand, Ripple makes use of Proof-of stake (Pos), which doesn’t make use of that much energy, electricity, transfer fees and so on. It is necessary to add that BTC emits 144 lbs of CO2 per transaction, Visa emits 0.00794 lbs of CO2 per transaction, whereas Ripple only emits 0.0000138 lbs of CO2 per transaction, according to the research.

Finally, the study also affirmed that it is good to a run a server on Ripple’s protocol because it doesn’t have high transaction fees and the cost of electricity is meager as it doesn’t use a high amount of energy. Ripple has a great utility which makes it a better choice for investors today.

Visa uses much energy than XRP – don’t be marveled, despite the praises about Visa’s network. Ripple is cost-effective, not only that, it is eco-friendly and efficient.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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Five Strategies for Lowering Your Crypto Taxes

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Getting taxes done isn’t always the highest item on everyone’s to do list. This is especially true if you have accumulated significant gains from investing in cryptocurrencies. What many investors often don’t consider are the opportunities to actually reduce their tax liabilities from their crypto investing. This article discusses five strategies that you can use to help minimize your crypto tax liability.

Depending on what country you live in, your cryptocurrency will be subject to different tax rules. The questions below address implications within the United States, but similar issues arise around the world. As always, check with a local tax professional to assess your own particular tax situation.

1. Tax loss harvesting

Tax loss harvesting is a common strategy in the world of investing where you sell your assets that will realize a capital loss. All you need to do is look at your investments and see which ones you bought for more than they are currently worth. By selling at a loss, you can potentially dramatically lower your net capital gains and thus reduce your taxable income. Given the market we are currently in, there are abundant opportunities to harvest losses and save on your tax bill. Cryptocurrency tax calculators have built specific tax loss harvesting tools that you can use automatically detect which coins present…

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Will Bakkt Push Bitcoin into the Mainstream?

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Bitcoin has been in a prolonged bear market for some time and has dropped as low as $8300 in recent weeks. This is the worst time for the cryptocurrency since prior to the bitcoin boom in 2017, and it has led to speculation that the original cryptocurrency could be on the decline. However, the digital asset may be about to bounce back. This could be thanks to Bakkt, the new digital asset platform which aims to provide a secure and well-monitored place for investors to trade bitcoin. Some analysts are even suggesting that this could lead bitcoin into the mainstream.

Bitcoin has been teetering on the edge of the mainstream for some time now, with various companies accepting payments in the digital currency. The reason why it hasn’t yet taken off is that it doesn’t have enough practical applications to encourage the everyday person to start using it. But the market is there for alternative payments, and this is particularly apparent in the online casino industry when new sites crop up. For example, Johnny Jackpot is a smashing new casino brand that accepts a number of payment systems including Neteller, Skrill, and Paysafecard. Global customers want to be able to use options like these which were designed for the internet.

The problem with all of the aforementioned systems…

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