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Zilliqa (ZIL) Reveals New Partnership While Presenting Scilla for Smart Contract Security

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Zilliqa (ZIL) made an amazing progress for the past couple of months since it was officially launched and has managed to climb to the 25th spot on the global coin ranking list. ZIL also went past 1 billion dollars in its market capitalization. In addition to its most recent success, Zilliqa dev team decided to present their solution for smart contract security on a private meetup that was organized yesterday on May 23rd, in Singapore. Dev team presented Scilla on this occasion, showcasing scalability of a blockchain platform at its best.

Meetup in Singapore: Zilliqa Presents Scilla

What made Zilliqa climb to the top in the course of only a couple of months is most probably the concept of sharding that can be originally found in its whitepaper, prior to being launched as a part of the system of ZIL test net.

Thanks to this concept, ZIL made it possible for parts of the chain to be easily scaled to a smaller portion of the network, that way making this platform scalable and thus faster when it comes to performance.

That is exactly how Zilliqa makes possible for thousands of transactions to be processed in only a single second, making it one of the fastest blockchain operating ecosystems currently available.

The concept of sharding also interested Vitalik Buterin, so Ethereum’s first man is considering on using sharding so that Ethereum network could adopt more scalability which would consequently result in faster traffic and less time for processing transactions.

Sharding, alongside with presenting partnerships and Scilla language was one of the reasons Zilliqa held the mentioned meetup in Singapore. However, the greatest portion of attention went straight to the presenting of the newly announced language that Zilliqa is using of providing maximal security for their smart contracts.

That is how all invited guests could witness a live demonstration of sharding and smart contract operations with Scilla.

Zilliqa: Scilla and the Smart Contract Security

Zilliqa was launched not so long ago, prior to being created by a team of academics from the National University of Singapore, as a way of providing the best solution for scalability issues.

As it is not a secret, many blockchain networks that are powered by top tokens and coins have troubles with finding a way of solving the problems they have with scalability.

That means that in the lack of scalable solutions, big platforms like Ethereum can face many forks, have difficulties with fixing bugs and implementing updates into the system, as well as having issues with jammed traffic, slow time for processing transactions, and of course there is a fear that investors might lose their interest in the technology that can’t be fixed or manipulated with.

That is how Zilliqa came up with the sharding protocol, alongside with introducing the public to the new coding language Scilla.

ZIL dev team uses Scilla for their smart contract operations, claiming that this programming language enables maximal security for smart contracts.

The team decided to focus on providing smart contracts with security because they have previously concluded based on the extensive research that over 34.000 smart contracts suffered from various attacks, thus concluding that smart contract protocol generally makes up for a rather vulnerable asset.

Scilla, as it represents a coding language prone to bugs, can protect smart contracts from any attack and illegal manipulation by fixing the previously found and analyzed security issues.

Zilliqa and Mindshare Partnership

Besides from presenting a live demo of Scilla coding language and sharding protocol, Zilliqa dev team talked about their latest partnership, which concluded the meetup as a very successful introspective of Zilliqa.

Although not more than 3 months old, ZIL makes up for an amazing solution for scalability and smart contract security, addressing the biggest problems known to blockchain ecosystems and providing solutions for such issues.

Apparently, Zilliqa has partnered up with Mindshare, a creative company that meets the goals that ZIL has for the future development.

In the spirit of the announced partnership, Zilliqa will be awarding 5 million dollars for different projects that should be developed on their network.

Given the fact that Mindshare is actually a marketing company, Mindshare will use Zilliqa platform for marketing campaigns of two different companies presented by Mindshare.

How is Zilliqa doing at the Current Moment?

After four days of trading in the red, we can still see the market plummeting with the recently adopted trend.

Although Zilliqa seems to be thriving during the course of the last three months since it was first launched as an ICO, we can now see ZIL dropping against the dollar.

After the latest change in the market, ZIL has dropped by -10.78% against the dollar, while it is also dropping against ETH and BTC by over -1% and -4%.

Following the latest change in the market, ZIL can be traded at the price of 0.11$ per one unit.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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