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Zilliqa (ZIL) expected to perform better as its Mainnet release approaches

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Zilliqa (ZIL) is a new kid in the cryptocurrency block and just eight months; the young cryptocurrency is already posing a big threat to other established currencies such as Ethereum. What has made this blockchain technology and virtual currency to stand out is its decision to stay out of the media limelight and headlines to instead concentrate on the development of its infrastructure and the closing of existing gaps and loopholes that have been neglected by other cryptocurrencies.

Zilliqa (ZIL) might not have received a lot of attention before, but from the careful review, the digital asset is showing signs that it might be one of the projects worth observing and following in Q4 of 2018 and into 2019.

Although recording steady and impressive growth, the lead project team appears to have neglected an important component that might prove to be of importance in the success of the blockchain technology and virtual currency, marketing their product.

At present, the current growth being witnessed on the blockchain technology is a result of the efficient and effective technology and infrastructure driving the blockchain technology. Since inception, the stellar system performance has been the major marketing tool for the technological savvy individuals, but for the ordinary investor or trader, the price value of the digital coin is what is driving them to invest in the digital asset.

When you ask a Zilliqa (ZIL) follower and adopter what draws them towards the virtual currency, they will respond back to you that the security of the platform is one of the safest dApp hub in the market, its unsurpassed delivery throughput, and its efficient smart contract distribution environment. All these attributes might sound similar to other virtual currencies, but Zilliqa has the upper hand compared to them. Here is why:

Zilliqa is Immune to Sybil Attacks

Zilliqa does not take security and securing their platform lightly. By deploying the pBFT better known as practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance attribute, Zilliqa manages to strengthen the networks’ consensus governance backed by proof of work that safeguards the blockchain technology against Sybil threats.

In comparison to bitcoin’s consensus protocol, the pBFT technology takes a superior position as it does not require block confirmation in terminating any initiated process or transaction.

Sharding Attribute Available in Zilliqa (ZIL)

In the blockchain industry, Sharding technology is a first one by Zilliqa that assists the blockchain technology’s weight in making transactions smooth and fast. For other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum who have been struggling with containing storage, bottlenecks are exploring ways they can implement Sharding in their operations. The adoption of the sharding technology is assisting reducing Ethereum’s transaction speeds that have been the cause of driving their costs up.

At the time of writing, the Zilliqa website reports that the performance bar of the blockchain technology stands at 2,837 TPS. The exact TPS for Zilliqa is yet to be established as the stress testing is still in process. How sharding works are by breaking down huge chunks of nodes which in turn produces improved throughput.

The Anticipated Zilliqa Q4 MainNet Launch

Zilliqa (ZIL) is attracting a lot of interest from significant companies and firms as the blockchain technology aligns itself in coming in agreement with strategic partners and launching its much-awaited MainNet at the end of this year or early next year.

According to earlier reports from the company, the mainnet was supposed to be launched in Q3 this year, but due to the need for more time to work on features that include the integration of wallets, preparation for token swaps, development of tool-chains among other features, it will be launched in Q4. Upon the launch of the mainnet, Zilliqa stands to gain and grow by three folds.

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

The development of…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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