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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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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

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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.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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