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August top crypto bets: Stellar, Cardano, Ethereum Classic, and Vechain

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The market has been slow for months now, and while we all know it will recover and take off, we have no idea when that will happen. So in the meantime let’s have a look at five best cryptocurrencies that, because of their particular features, could do well this month while the rest of the market keeps losing value.

Four of these coins have one thing in common: Coinbase. Our first four picks are all either listed or considered for listing at Coinbase and that fact alone, because of the vast user base that platform boasts and the incredible amount of demand it creates for currencies, is enough to take them seriously this August.

Bitcoin

There are 1500+ cryptocurrencies active in the world today, and many of them are incredibly exciting. Bitcoin is not only the coin that made the cryptosphere happen. 

It also is the market’s leader. When Bitcoin does well, every other currency does well, and when Bitcoin does poorly, every other token follows suit (as you can see exactly that happening right now). If the market shows any signs of recovery, it probably will start with Bitcoin. Additionally, it happens that Bitcoin is currently undervalued so even in a bearish market, it’s expected to recover at least until a point.

Stellar Lumens’ XLM

This currency has secured many important partnerships over the last couple of weeks, its transference rate is increasing a lot, tariffs are low, IBM backs it, and it’s useful as a bridge to settle international payments as it is as a retail token for consumers. 

That kind of versatility guarantees uses and increases demand. It was founded, and it’s still led by Jed McCaleb who also founded Ripple (XRP) and has shown his competence at managing blockchain projects. If that’s not enough to persuade you, XLM was the only coin that increased in value during July.

Cardano’s ADA

This is among the most serious projects in the crypto world. This month will see essential and innovative updates in big chunks of Cardano’s network that will increase performance, reliability and other features. Also, Cardano works very hard in ADA’s adoption.

Yes I, know, you probably had not noticed that at all. That’s because Cardano is not trying to get ADA adopted in Europe, or the Americas but in Africa and Asia because the lack of regulation and bad quality in local financial services make of those regions of the world places in which penetration can be quicker and more in-depth and more useful than anywhere else in the world. 

It’s also worth it to keep in mind that Cardano’s current success has had nothing to do with marketing because they have not done any. Imagine what will happen when they do start their marketing campaign which is scheduled to begin soon.

Ethereum Classic

The main thing about this one is that it’s scheduled to go live on Coinbase Pro this week (as I write this, as a matter of fact) and that Robinhood now supports it. Those two new demand sources are enough to pump any coin up, so there’s not much more to say.

Vchain

Surprised? Vchain is a very young, and relatively low profile, blockchain project that already has some impressive triumphs in its belt. Their killer app is for streamlining airport check-ins in a way that, by the magic of cryptography, the reputation of every passenger’s papers is checked against a distributed database without actually revealing any personal information at all. Also, this project awards hodlers with new tokens just for hodling so, even if it doesn’t rise in price, you’ll end up with a few new tokens.

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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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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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