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Here Is How You Could Soon Buy Litecoin (LTC) Using Visa and Mastercard on the Abra App

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Abra Global’s CEO, Bill Barhydt, earlier this year stated that the company was choosing the Litecoin (LTC) network for its smart contract investing solutions that will soon be available to users of the Abra App. Mr. Barhydt would explain this decision via Reddit when he was quoted as saying:

“We went with Litecoin as the second asset class, after bitcoin, for our smart contract investing solution for 3 primary reasons: 1. commitment to bitcoin compatibility: core roadmap, p2sh support, lightning support, etc; 2. slightly better scalability than bitcoin in short-term (block size and block times); 3. mining fees which are primarily a function of #2 although this is more of a short-term benefit as mining fees would likely skyrocket if we’re successful anyway!”

Abra would then go ahead and support Litecoin (LTC) withdrawals and deposits on the app on the 21st of May. The mobile app now supports a total of 25 cryptocurrencies with more on the way.

The firm has also announced that you can now buy Bitcoin (BTC) using your Visa and Mastercard on the platform. The service supports both credit and debit card purchases from anywhere in the world at abra.com or via the Abra App. The new service on the platform has been made possible through Abra partnering with Simplex and has the following advantages.

  1. BTC purchases can range from $50 to $20,000 at a time.
  2. Buyers can direct their new BTC to any supported wallet, or set up a new wallet with Abra, which enables investing access to 24 altcoins and 50 fiat currencies.
  3. The BTC is usually available within 20 to 30 minutes, depending on blockchain processing times.

It is with this new development of Bitcoin purchases via Visa and Mastercard and the previous preference by Abra to use the Litecoin network for its smart contract investing solutions, that we can conclude it is only a matter of time before users can purchase LTC directly on the Abra platform using similar methods. The Litecoin network is poised at becoming the backbone of the Abra investing services that will come in the future.

If this LTC service pans out, it will add to the recent good news the Litecoin project and coin has had with the 9.9% purchase of WEB Bank through a mutually benefiting partnership with TokenPay. With Verge (XVG) also being partners with TokenPay, it is only a matter of time before the 3 projects boost each other even in the crypto-markets. Therefore, the current low prices of LTC might not last too long. Some have even predicted that LTC will surpass the $1,000 mark.

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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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