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Why Amazon Might Choose to Adopt Litecoin (LTC)

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Cryptocurrencies have started infiltrating more and more businesses, and it would be pretty hard to find a branch of business that has shown no interest in this technology. Ripple (XRP) is the perfect example of this, considering that some of the largest banks and financial institutions in the world have adopted it already. However, Litecoin (LTC) might make its own big progress soon.

Will Litecoin (LTC) be adopted by Amazon?

Being adopted by a company as large as Amazon is every crypto’s dream. However, Litecoin might be the top choice for this firm, if it decides to go for cryptocurrencies.

Litecoin’s community is especially enthusiastic about this e-commerce platform, and the majority of them has already requested multiple times that the coin is added on Amazon. The interesting thing is that Litecoin’s nature and technology actually make it the perfect choice, which means that the adoption might actually come to pass when Amazon decides that it is ready to go crypto.

What makes Litecoin (LTC) the best choice for Amazon?

One of the reasons why Amazon might choose LTC is that Litecoin’s most important features are exactly what Amazon is looking for. Amazon deals with millions of customers, and it needs its payments to be fast, cheap, and as secure as possible. These are the exact aspects that LTC is best known for. Not only that, but it is actually far more advanced than the payment system that Amazon is currently using.

When it comes to speed, Litecoin is one of the fastest cryptos around. Apart from that, it allows payments via any currency, since they can all be converted to LTC coins. This makes it extremely practical, and perfect for Amazon and its customers.

Additionally, Litecoin is also among the cryptos with the biggest level of security. This would also make it very attractive to Amazon, which has millions upon millions of customers, all requiring a secure way to make payments. Amazon currently uses Visa since its security is one of the best, but even Visa recently had a major incident when it went blank in Europe. This means that the system, no matter how advanced it is, still has a lot of flaws. Litecoin, on the other hand, is blockchain-based. That means that all of the transactions are transparent, and are safely recorded on the blockchain itself.

If we add the extremely low fees to the equation, it is clear that Litecoin is a perfect choice for Amazon. As an example, a fee for a transaction involving $99 million would only be $0.44. This makes fees basically non-existent.

Downsides to Litecoin

Litecoin, like all other currencies, has peaked majorly in December 2017, and ever since then, the prices were extremely bad. What made a situation even worse is a sudden decision of investors to sell their coins, which led to Litecoin becoming oversold overnight.

This has had an even larger impact on its price, which continued to drop over the course of Q1 and Q2 of this year. However, lately, the prices have been showing signs of recovery, and a lot of experts believe that another period of recovery is about to come. If that is the case, the interest in Litecoin will probably spark again, and the prices might reach their former glory.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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