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What experts have said about Dogecoin (DOGE)

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If you have been in the crypto space for more than a year, you know that every prediction and comment about cryptocurrencies in general usually has to be taken with pinch of salt. Whether Bitcoin hits the $1 million price mark or whether it crashes down to zero is pretty much anyone’s guess. However, there is one cryptocurrency apart from Bitcoin that has defied all predictions even baffling the expectations of its creators. That coin is Dogecoin (DOGE).

How it all began

Dogecoin was launched in 2013 by Billy Markus and Jack Palmer with the purpose of being a fun coin. Almost right after its launch, Dogecoin took on a life of its own spawning a community of sellers, buyers, miners, merchants, speculators, and beggars all in their thousands.

Currently, Dogecoin is ranked among the top 50 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap with a market capitalization of over $300 million at the time of this publication. Dogecoin was meant to die a natural death after a couple of months of making rounds as the parody coin online. However, DOGE has continued to survive, growing in popularity even after attacks that saw Dogecoin holders lose millions.

So what value does this parody coin represent to the extent of it continuing to gain value even after years of being abandoned by its developers? Well, a couple of industry experts have weighed in on the matter and here is what they have said so far.

What experts have said about Dogecoin

To begin with, one of the reasons that seem to compel most newcomers into buying into altcoins is their low price. Well, at least that is what Lewis Tuff, the chief platform engineer at Revolut believes. According to him, new market investors are pumping money into cryptocurrencies like Dogecoin due to their low price tag in a bid to make gains when the coin get to a higher price mark.

This is not new in the market. In fact, it has a common name which is  “HODL”. Basically, an investor would prefer to hold a whole amount of Dogecoin instead of a fraction of Bitcoin. Currently, Dogecoin is priced at $0.003 and even though most experts like Mr.Tuff will advise against investing on cryptocurrencies based on their low price in the market, most newbie investors will naturally find it easier to HODL as opposed to conducting research and investing based on a platforms technicality.

The CEO of Eidoo (a multicurrency wallet development firm) Thomas Bertani, believes that altcoins such as Dogecoin represent a lack of research among new investors. To back up his claim, Alvara VP, Richard Asquith has also weighed in on Dogecoin in the past saying that it’s a “clear indication of speculation.” According to Asquith, speculators are in search of the next bubble and that is why altcoins such as Dogecoin are attractive only as speculation conduits.

Final word

No matter what the experts say about the parody coin, it’s pretty clear that it’s here to stay. Currently, Dogecoin developers have embarked on developing the platform once again after years of abandonment.  Plus Dogecoin has somewhat regained its popularity as the developers have already updated and released new protocols that allow exchanges and merchants like LazyPyramid accept Dogecoin as payment. For now, however, the future of DOGE is what every Shiba is waiting to see.

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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.

Ripple

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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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