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Will Bitcoin Cash Lead the Way with Its Continued Innovations?

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The current bearish trend of Bitcoin doesn’t bode well for any altcoin. Each second Bitcoin price dips even further making its recovery harder. Crypto investors and traders have been suffering from losses since the last weekend and even now the cryptocurrency markets show no signs of reformation. At this critical juncture, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) that is also dubbed as Bitcoin’s best fork so far is busy working on its platform innovation. On completion, this on-going project could help BCH survive Bitcoin’s current relentless fall. In this article, we shall know more about ChainBet and the new transaction ordering rule for Bitcoin Cash.

ChainBet: First Atomic Bet Using New OP_Codes

A few days ago BCashers went wild over the news of ChainBet becoming the first atomic bet use-case for Bitcoin Cash OP_Codes. ChainBet is a proposed Bitcoin Cash protocol developed to allow on-chain betting. It is being developed by Jonald Fyookball the founder of Bitcoin Cash supported wallet Electron Cash, James Cramer, and Openbazaar’s dev Chris Pacia. The initial proposal depends on a simple coin flip bet which is tethered to Bitcoin Cash chain, the only difference is that its principles can be extrapolated to offer more elaborate configurations. The protocol mainly comprises two components which are:

  • Commitment Scheme, it offers a trustless wager
  • A messaging system which works on-chain for the sake of communication.

Although ChainBet still needs peer reviews in order to mend its flaws but on the subreddit of BTC where fyookball first posted it shows people’s support for it.

Effect on Bitcoin Cash Community

Majority of Bitcoin Cash’s community is delighted with ChainBet and OP_Codes application. They’ve openly complimented fyookball’s idea all over the subreddit. The detailed information regarding how ChainBet works on the GitHub repository has wowed people and even non-believers of BCH. The system proposed is well prepared to reduce collision and there’s potential in ChainBet to grow even more secure and efficient. One of the major differences between Satoshi Dice and ChainBet is that in its case of the former, players have to place their trust in the operator that he’d pay out the winnings and not escape with their bets whereas since the former one is an atomic bet hence it guarantees that winner will be paid irrespective of other consequences. Chris Pacia has already shown the Bitcoin Cash community how the trustless scheme looks in action while focussing on the point that this won’t work on BTC since it doesn’t have OP_Codes enabled.

Proposal of a New Transaction Ordering Rule

The Bitcoin Cash community and even its developers have proved many times that they believe in continuous innovation and improvement of its blockchain platform. Instead of behaving like sitting ducks, four researchers and Bitcoin Cash developers have come forward with a plan to enable different transaction sorting process called ‘canonical transaction ordering’. The current topological transaction ordering rule is far complex as compared to the newly proposed ordering rule because it would sort transactions against their identifiers which would ultimately ease the processing of very large blocks by the network. according to the researcher’s proposal paper, the new transaction ordering rule would also contribute to better scaling. This new process is said to increase the efficiency of block propagation and emissions. With the help of proposed ordering rule, networking participants will have a chance to use their bandwidth capacity better by transferring much more information before the emission of a new block occurs. After this proposal was made public on 12th June, it seemed to have gained the support of many BCashers on various forums and social media. The only question remains is that whether this functionality will be added to Bitcoin Cash in the upcoming hard fork in November.

Current Market Position

As most crypto enthusiasts know, cryptocurrency markets are currently showing no sign of betterment as Bitcoin continues to dip. At this point, there aren’t many altcoins which are not following bitcoin. Currently, Bitcoin Cash is stuck at the 4th rank on CoinMarketCap. Its individual price has reached $875.8 and is currently rising at the rate of 0.38%. Its total market capitalization at the time of writing is $15 billion whereas an approximate of $586 million worth of Bitcoin Cash has exchanged hands in the past 24 hours.

Final Thoughts

It’s clear to see the untapped potential in Bitcoin Cash. The upgrade that took place in May and the re-enabling of OP_Codes continues to be of use to BCH. It has also started a new sort of comparison among crypto enthusiasts nowadays. The new buzz is whether Ethereum smart contracts are better or Bitcoin Cash OP_Codes. Although both smart contracts and OP_Codes differ widely, there’s a possibility that due to OP_Codes functionality, BCH may observe positive profits in the days to come.

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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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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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The rise of the crypto casinos

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In the hyper-competitive world of online casinos, operators are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. The most usual methods include using distinctive branding, offering generous bonuses and making sure that they are on all of the major so-called affiliate sites where players can compare and contrast casinos’ different offerings.

But now a whole new generation of casinos are starting to emerge – ones whose key difference isn’t what and how you play, but more in how you pay.

The rise and rise of the cryptocurrency casino is seen by many as the next logical step in a world that is slowly but surely starting to accept that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, et al. are certainly here to stay.

Of course, it’s the first of these cryptocurrencies that has really grabbed the headlines and led the way with its meteoric performance in 2017 when it seemed like its $20,000 value was just the start of the story. Admittedly, this was short-lived and the value quickly fell back to a more sustainable level but, if it achieved one thing, it was to cement this exciting new kind of currency in the consciousness of the general public.

Why Bitcoin and online casinos are the perfect partners

In many ways, it’s the perfect partnership between Bitcoin and online casinos with multiple benefits for both.

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