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Will Cardano (ADA) live up to the hype around it?

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Cardano (ADA) is one of the top cryptocurrencies in the crypto sphere. At the time of writing, Cardano is priced at $0.162 and is the 8th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Cardano is a long-term project (has a real-life use and incredible purpose), and there is a big hype around it at the moment, but can it live up to it?

So, Cardano (ADA) is a long-term project that’s not fully completed yet. In the last 48 hours, the cryptocurrency fell short from $0.171 to $0.168. Cardano had an all-time high of about $1.12, but since then, even with other cryptocurrencies market, all we have seen so far is a huge dip (but still it has resisted quite well, and the dip has been because of the continuous fall of the crypto market in recent times).

Reasons why Cardano may or may not live up to the hype

One of the big things to know if a cryptocurrency will work out or not is the team behind it. As we all know, Cardano (ADA) has a futuristic team behind it. It has three organizations backing it and the IOHK – with Charles Hoskinson as the CEO. Hoskinson is an ambitious CEO, and he knows the strings to pull together to make Cardano a great cryptocurrency in the future.

He has also announced some of the things that are going on with Cardano at the moment. Cardano has two aims: to have a real-world use case, and also to do multiple things. Cardano (ADA) doesn’t want to be monotonous – instead, they are trying to get their hands on various things into their cryptocurrency that investors will need like the Smart Contracts, decentralized applications, and a platform that builds great apps that will be used in real life.

Moving forward, it is necessary to know that Cardano was built in layers to ensure scalability and upgrading. We do know that scalability is one thing that needs to be ensured by a cryptocurrency network. If scalability is not ensured, there may be a fall-off in the system as a result of a high rise in demand on the network. Admittedly, Cardano has made sure their platform is scalable enough.

Cardano’s completed and upcoming projects

Cardano’s roadmap is forthcoming in the next seven days – in one week, we should see more upcoming and completed projects. Here are some of the recent accomplishments by Cardano (ADA).

  • Cardano’s SL MainNet has been Launched
  • Enhancements are constantly made to increase the performance rate of its exchange partners
  • Paper wallets
  • Faster wallet restoration and synchronization
  • TestNet Launched

There are other things Cardano is still working on – throughout the Q2 and Q3, the future of Shelley will be released, starting with delegation and a stake pool TestNests, and Duncan Counts; the open Ouroboros delegation implementation; Multisignature transactions; wallet backend; consensus incentives and fees; light client support; human friendly addresses.

Some ending words

Cardano is also working on Sidechains, which will help its platform to be more scalable. There also are lots of other projects coming up as far as Cardano (ADA) is concerned.

If all these projects get implemented on their platform successfully, then, it indeed can live up to the hype around it. The team behind it is excellent, and we shouldn’t be surprised if Cardano becomes one of the top 3 cryptocurrencies in the crypto sphere soon.

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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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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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