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Here Is How the Listing of Stellar (XLM) on Coinbase Will Pave The Way for an XRP Listing

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Popular cryptocurrency exchange of Coinbase announced that it is currently looking into listing the following 5 digital assets on its platform: Cardano (ADA), Stellar (XLM), Ox (ZRX), Basic Attention Token (BAT) and ZCash (ZEC). The announcement was made via Twitter, as well as on the Coinbase blog, and it stated that:

“We are making this announcement [of the 5 cryptocurrencies] internally at Coinbase and to the public at the same time to remain transparent with our customers about support for future assets.”

The team at Coinbase also expressed their concerns about listing the new assets:

“We are making this announcement internally at Coinbase and to the public at the same time to remain transparent with our customers about support for future assets.”

So how will the listing of Stellar pave the way for XRP onto Coinbase?

Looking at the second statement by the team at Coinbase, their willingness to list digital assets outside their comfort zones of Bitcoin and Ethereum based protocols means that they probably have a new team of developers at the exchange. These developers are probably hard at work trying to integrate the blockchain platforms of these 5 digital assets to those of the Coinbase exchange. This could, in turn, mean that listing XRP in the future on Coinbase will be as easy as using a warm knife on butter; since they will have the experience of adding new assets on the platform.

The second reason why the listing of XLM will pave the way for XRP being listed on Coinbase is the background both coins have with having one Co-Founder, Jed McCaleb. Knowing how the professional networks work in technology, someone somewhere will pitch the idea of listing XRP once XLM is added on Coinbase. Another question to ask is if the code behind the two digital assets is similar given McCaleb co-created both. If this is the case, adding XRP on Coinbase will be as easy as charging a mobile phone: plug and play.

A third reason is that the guys at Ripple will probably note that XLM is being listed on Coinbase for the Stellar platform is more decentralized than that of XRP. The team at Ripple will, therefore, accelerate decentralization on the ledger by adding additional validators on the network. We all know the effect of competition and seeing what your neighbor has achieved. In the case of Ripple, they will feel motivated to get XRP listed once XLM succeeds in doing so at Coinbase.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

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