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The current Electroneum (ETN) price is irrelevant, here’s why

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Electroneum’s ETN coin is currently priced at less than a cent. That’s right, $0.09859 at the press time. And we couldn’t care less. No, really! You should like this project. When the token’s price goes up we like the news, but when it goes down we’re really not bothered at all. Why? Because price does not equate value.

If you read a lot of crypto news, then you’ve come across the term “technical analysis” which is a set of statistical tools that focus on an asset’s price to calculate predictions about future price behavior at different time horizons. That is all about price. But even the greedy financial world understands that value is a different thing.

There is yet another branch of market forecasting called “fundamental analysis” in which price is irrelevant, and you go for value. In this context, the job is to find valuable things that are underpriced, buy them, and let the market correct itself. This is one of the ways in which Warren Buffet became one of the richest men in the world.

A famous example of this dichotomy was the situation in which Apple found itself a couple of decades ago. It was about to go down, and its stock price was plummeting. Apple was pretty close to disappear. This was caused by prices. But somebody realized that Apple had value, whatever the price was. It was Bill Gates.

Microsoft was the biggest software producer for Apple computers, and Mr. Gates realized he just couldn’t afford to let all that business go. For him, Apple had a value equivalent to, very roughly, half of Microsoft business. So what did he do? He bought a lot of Apple stock, which was a very publicized move that gave the market back the confidence it had lost on Apple’s value. Apple survived, and Bill Gates got even richer.

Electroneum is not Apple, of course. It’s a fledgling project that is not in danger of disappearing, but the situation is analogic in that ETN is seriously underpriced because the market has not understood yet how valuable it is. If you don’t know what Electroneum is or why it’s worth something, keep reading, we’ll tell you.

Electroneum came to life as a Monero fork but with a very heavy emphasis on mobility and micropayments. It aims to use its token, applications and platforms to provide financial services for everybody in the world who has a mobile phone. This has important implications.

A lot of people all over the planet own a mobile phone but have no bank account. So they have no access to the most basic financial services. The whole point in Electroneum (and in the fintech industry as a whole as well) is to serve the unbanked. It’s a huge portion of the world’s population

ETN, like any other crypto coin, can also serve as protection against a financial crisis (local or global). If your national fiat currency is under attack for whatever reason you could just put your savings in Electroneum (or XRP, or BTC, etc) and avoid the pain of seeing it lose value because of inflationary pressure.

Then there’s the mobile mining feature. This token is not mined in computers or specialized hardware, but in cell phones. All you have to do is to install an app, and that’s it. Your phone will mine for you a small amount of ETN tokens every day. This is just revolutionary. Your own simple smartphone will get you every day a free sample of money. And this is also great marketing because the ease of use and the free tokens will capture the interest of a lot of people that would otherwise pay no attention to crypto.

Another of the project’s features is the payment system. It’s quick, it’s safe, it’s almost free to use. So instead of using a remittance system such as Western Union, soon you could be using your Electroneum app to send money overseas.

Last but not least. All the aforementioned features will lead to mass adoption sooner or later. ETN will become very useful and that’s when the price will go up, as it will be driven by real economic forces instead of speculation.

So don’t disregard Electroneum just because it’s cheap. Do you remember Bitcoin’s initial price? It was $0.008. Install the app, mine a few tokens, get some free money. And, for now, don’t worry about the price.

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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.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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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.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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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