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Zcash (ZEC) Up 45% With Gemini Listing and Trading Pairs

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The uncertainty as to whether the privacy aspect of Zcash (ZEC) was an advantage or disadvantage has been forever extinguished with the developments of the last day with respect to the coin. The first of these developments being that the Gemini exchange, that is co-founded by the Winklevoss twins, is now the first licensed Zcash Exchange. The exchange revealed yesterday, that it will open Zcash trading on the platform and pair ZEC against the US Dollar (USD), Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).

According to Tyler Winklevoss, CEO of Gemini, Zcash picked up on where Bitcoin left off in terms of providing the added privacy much needed on the blockchain ledger.

Also to add is that Gemini is now regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). The organization is considered as being one of the most strict in the US cryptocurrency industry. This, in turn, made the Gemini exchange to meticulously carry out due diligence before listing Zcash trading on the platform.

ZEC trading will officially begin today at 9.30 Eastern American Time with deposits being available from Saturday, May 19th.

The above announcement then led Zcash (ZEC) on a rally that has led the coin to increase in value by 45% in 24 hours. ZEC is currently priced at $357 and looks like it will be a matter of time before it regains a spot at the top ten according to coinmarketcap.com. ZEC is currently ranked 23rd in terms of market capitalization and has been the subject of uncertainty, as earlier mentioned, due to the privacy aspect that is a topic of contention amongst financial regulators and lawmakers. They argue that 100% privacy can be misused by rogue individuals who want to commit fraud, money laundering or even other unspeakable crimes.

This concern seems to have been cleared with the ZEC listing on Gemini.

ZCash has also been the coin of noteworthy mentioning by crusaders of privacy and reduced government surveillance. Edward Snowden is one such individual. Snowden has been quoted as saying that Zcash is the only altcoin he knows, for now, that is designed and built by professional and academic cryptographers.

What might happen moving forward, is that ZEC will reclaim its glory amongst the top 10 coins and even maybe reach the much anticipated $1,000 value depending on the daily trade volume that Gemini creates.

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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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