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What makes Cardano (ADA) blockchain unique?

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Most blockchains that are open source love it when they develop so quickly due to the open source nature. However, this nature as well can work against them as it exposes them to frauds and scams copying their codes for similar product production.

Many coins available on the market have got their ways and methods of keeping their creativity and originality safe. As much as all of them have their ideas, Cardano (ADA) has always remained the unique blockchain among them all. In fact, right from its arrival in September 2017, it has been resistant to scams.

How come Cardano (ADA) is different?

The following are some of Cardano features that make it stand out from the rest, at the very best:

  1. The Haskell programming language

Mostly when people are used to something, whenever a change is anticipated or rather made, there have to be lots of questions. That is the same case with Cardano as recently similar to most of the community members, one (@roughcam) asked why Cardano was written in Haskell.

Basically, Haskell is a computer programming language using complex mathematical logic in coding — that then makes the language not same like the others. There are a lot of cryptographic codes that distribute protocols building Cardano, which need extreme degree fault tolerance structure.

With Haskell, quick lead times are guaranteed with shorter code lines and growing libraries which allow application development using the language.

  1. Governance by ADA holders

Indeed, the development process of the platform is essential for every blockchain. Most of them, however, have given all the development responsibility to a team of individuals only, which means the holder gets no opportunity in the development of the cryptocurrency.

This is a unique part when it comes to Cardano (ADA); as it lets the token holders take part in the governance of the blockchain. What it does is that it allows token holders propose any upgrades to the system to ADA library. Thereafter, the holders get to vote on the same proposed changes, and if many are for it, then the modification and updates are implemented.

Nevertheless, it is the case only when it comes to Cardano (ADA).

  1. Daedalus Wallet

The Daedalus wallet is a highly secure platform built by use of advanced cryptography to keep all your coins safe. However, recently Cardano released a beta version that is based on IOHK platform, and the Linux version will be released later.

Subsequently, Daedalus holds a stronger advantage against the other crypto wallets because of its ease of download as well as use. Also, the platform doesn’t contain private keys and offers an unlimited number of the wallets (yet another thing that many out there do not provide) for easy management of the funds.

Where does Cardano (ADA) stand as of now

There has been a positive growth for Cardano since the announcement of the addition of two trading pairs to it by Binance, one of the most influential and most prominent crypto exchange. The records have been high as it even touched a $0.3 mark before dropping again to $0.29 throughout the last weekend.

Last week, on Tuesday, it traded a volume of $730 million witnessing its highest for a day since January, and according to the market cap, Cardano ranks at position 7. Consequently, as it is clear from the points covered above, Cardano (ADA) is unique as compared to the rest (at least many) — and this unique nature of Cardano will not only protect the coin from frauds and scams but will more likely keep fueling its growth, too.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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