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Ripple (XRP) Still has Time for a Comeback

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So far, 2018 has been a very bad year for Ripple (XRP). The crypto’s rise at the end of 2017 has been extremely promising, but in the following months, the coin continued to go further and further down. However, there is still time for Ripple to make a comeback and make significant gains.

Large hopes for Ripple (XRP)

Everything seemed to be fine with Ripple back in December 2017. Just like other cryptos, XRP skyrocketed and became one of the most popular coins on the market. In fact, it even managed to pass Ethereum (ETH), and many believed that it will become Bitcoin’s (BTC) direct competitor.

Many believed that Ripple is to become the top currency in no time. Some even claimed that it is still way too early for fully-decentralized currencies to dominate the market and that Ripple is the way to go. Its nature and the situation have made it extremely popular, not only with crypto investors but also with financial institutions and some of the largest banks around the world.

Ripple has been making partnerships all over the place, and almost every week has seen some sort of positive development. Names like Western Union, Santander, MoneyGram, Bank of America, and alike all hurried to partner up with this coin. The price of the crypto was expected to continue to rise, and nobody hesitated to jump on the XRP train, while it was still early.

Some predictions even stated that it is only a matter of time when Ripple will jump from 20 cents per coin to the price of Bitcoin. Such an increase, while astronomical, was always a possibility when it comes to the crypto world. Unfortunately, it never came to be, and it was all downhill from there for XRP.

And then everything changed

Soon enough, Ripple went down, and a lot. After it reached a price of $3.40 per unit, it quickly fell to $0.18 as soon as the crypto prices dropped at the beginning of the year. However, a lot of investors still believe that Ripple can, and will, make a large comeback by the end of the year.

Despite the low price, XRP still stands as one of the cryptos with the highest number of token holders. Basically, this means that people have not given up on Ripple yet, and many are waiting for the market to turn. Once it happens, some believe that Ripple will beat its former top price, and maybe even go as high as $10 per coin. This is, of course, significantly lower than the predictions that Ripple’s price will reach Bitcoins. However, even so, it would still be better than for Ripple to stay at its current price of $0.435990.

Fortunately for all these investors, Ripple seems to be doing well lately, and its charts are indicating that the crypto might finally be on a stable and serious rise again. This goes for the US dollar, as well as Bitcoin (BTC). The charts are actually relatively similar, and if Ripple continues on the current path, the coin might even be restored to its former glory before the year ends.

Despite the controversy and lawsuits that claim that Ripple is a security, which is something that its team continues to deny, the coin still holds the third place as per CoinMarketCap. Various partnerships and several products that Ripple has released continue to guarantee that the crypto is, in fact, needed on a large scale. The coin’s work on enabling better cross-border transactions is one of the strongest reasons for many to believe that Ripple will stick around and that its price will eventually make a comeback.

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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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