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Strongest Altcoin Developer Teams in the Crypto Space Right Now

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It has been 10 full years since Bitcoin has gone live, and the coin has gone through a lot of development during that time. However, since some of its core issues still lack proper solutions, a lot of developers decided to try and provide alternatives for the first crypto, new coins that will address its largest problems early on.

These are known as altcoins, and they include every digital currency apart from Bitcoin itself, which inspired their creation. Today, there are over 2,100 altcoins, all of which are trying to compete with one another, as well as Bitcoin itself in one way or another.

However, none of them would have a strong presence, or even be here after a year as difficult as 2018, if they didn’t have strong, capable teams behind them. With that in mind, here are some of the strongest and most capable altcoin developer teams in the current crypto market.

1) Ethereum team

Ethereum is considered by many to be the second most important cryptocurrency in crypto history, even though it lost the second place on the list of largest coins to XRP. Ethereum is important because it shifted developers and investors’ focus from the coin to its blockchain. It opened an entirely new world of possibilities and inspired the creation of dApps and smart contracts.

Even now, Ethereum continues its development with new solutions, some of which were introduced in several hard forks only days ago. This was all possible thanks to its developers, which used to be represented by its co-founder, Vitalik Buterin. Even though Buterin recently decided to step down for the position of Ethereum team’s public face, he is still one of the top developers that the coin has, which still inspires trust in its future.

2) Cardano team

Cardano is another coin which is known for its very capable team, led by its creator, Charles Hoskinson. Hoskinson has had a long history with crypto, and he was there for the creation and early development of Ethereum, as well as Ethereum Classic. While he left both teams due to disagreements, he brought the knowledge regarding those two coins with him, which allowed him to create a new, potentially better coin — Cardano (ADA).

In a way, Cardano is one of the hopes for the future of crypto. It aims to resolve some of the most problematic issues regarding digital currencies, such as scalability and interoperability. Meanwhile, it has a team leader who contributed to the development of ETH, the main representative of the second generation of digital currencies. Because of this, many hope to see Cardano grow to be the representative of the third generation of crypto.

3) Binance Coin team

Many are likely already familiar with Binance Coin (BNB), as it is the native cryptocurrency of the world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance. The coin was created to be used on the exchange’s platform for paying different kinds of fees, and it has become quite popular, mostly because using it means getting a considerable discount.

The coin’s team is appreciated for several reasons, mostly due to their insight into what its users need. As such, they managed to create a cryptocurrency that addresses these needs, and BNB has generally made all the right moves since it was created.

4) Monero team

Finally, there is a team behind the privacy coin, Monero. Monero is considered to be one of the best privacy coins around, as privacy is one of the most desirable aspects of the internet. Those who use privacy coins can hide their transaction details, including identities and the amount of coin they are sending.

With that being said, the crypto space as we know it today was created with transparency in mind, which is why privacy coins are not tolerated in many of the largest exchanges. Regulators around the world also dislike them, as they are believed to be used for illegal activities. However, even with all the negativity surrounding privacy coins, Monero’s developers still managed to create a strong coin that does its job correctly, and still remains one of the most used coins today.

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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.  

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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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