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Vitalik Puts an End to Leaving Ethereum Speculations

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At the recently hosted Ethereum (ETH) Developer Conference hosted in Prague, MIT Technology Review had the chance to interview Vitalik Buterin. Vitalik explained in the interview the reasons why the network can only be decentralized after it ended relying upon him.

Vitalik Buterin was the unofficial “CEO” of the Ethereum project only at 24 and he is the one who proposed the creation of the project in 2013. Still, he revealed that he needs to go a bit in the shadow. The reason, to let the community grow at his potential in a more decentralized manner.

Accused of exiting the project

From this interview, a Twitter user elucidated that does “fading away” words, seemed like a good strategy of exit. Very similar to Dan Larimer, who left many crypto and blockchain projects in past.

Furthermore, Dan Larimer developed the technology behind of Graphene who’s powering Steem token and Bitshares. In 2013 after he started BitShares, he closely left to start Steemit. And not too far in March 2017, he left Steemit. After this one, he joined Block.one being the CTO where he had successful crowdfunding to create EOS. Dan remained the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at EOS.

The famous tweet accusing Vitalik of his plan of existing came with a fast response right from him. In this way he debunked all the theories of him leaving.

Will Vitalik take a Back Seat?

A question that is hunting many Ethereum enthusiasts and developers, if the network can survive without Vitalik.    However, another Twitter user replied to the above tweet. He declared that human psychology might not accept this simple fact that an inspiring leader can leave.

Discrimination between Justin Sun and Tron Project

Justin Sun, the CEO of Tron, planned to sit back from the Tron project. This happened when the Super Representatives were elected to take care of all the bugs connected to the network. Still, in a smart move greeted by many, he ran and won. He took one of the 27th seats of the Super Representatives of the Tron network. Moreover, he communicates with this community through Twitter each day.

While we are dissecting Vitalik’s response to the tweet, he’s working on his plan to contribute to the project.

What are your thoughts regarding Vitalik’s idea of decentralized Ethereum network? Do you believe that Ethereum can survive without Him? Leave your thoughts in the comment section right below.

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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