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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.

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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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DGB Price Prediction For 2018 and Beyond

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With the crypto market being constantly bearish throughout this year, a lot of investors are having second thoughts about buying additional coins. While some large cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum can be considered safe investments, smaller coins like Digibyte (DGB) often receive a lot of doubt. This is why the DGB price prediction is necessary so that the investors can know what to expect.

DGB Price Prediction

DGB has had its ups and downs throughout this year, and at some point, it even went up by 70%. However, the constant bear market affected it just as much as numerous other cryptos. This has brought its value down to its current $0.025378 per coin. Some optimistic predictions from earlier dates saw the coin reaching as high a price as $9.20 by the year’s end. However, as we approach the date, it seems less and less likely that this DGB price prediction will come true.

The coin is generally seen as a profitable investment. As it is always the case with cryptocurrencies, they should be bought when their prices are down, so that a profit could be made when they spike up once more. Digibyte is no different, but it should be noted that investing in this coin means having patience. DGB is not among the coins that will make you rich overnight, and instead, it should be seen as a long-term investment.

Even though 2018 has been as…

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Why ZCash (ZEC) Is Heading to $10k

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Back in mid-May, the Winklevoss Twins made the headlines for embracing ZCash (ZEC) as one of its major digital assets on their groundbreaking Gemini exchange. When the announcement was made, ZEC rallied in the market by showing a 45% increment in value. The coin made it to $357 in a matter of hours.

Further assessing the currently available digital assets on the Gemini platform, we find that the exchange currently has USD pairings for only Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum and ZEC. There is also additional pairings of ETH/BTC, ZEC/BTC and ZEC/ETH with plans to onboard Litecoin in the coming days.

Another thing to note is that the exchange also provides custodial services for institutional investors thus giving ZEC the much-needed exposure to the firms on Wall Street. Custodial services provide a guarantee that all digital assets on the platform are stored by a licensed entity thus extinguishing any cybersecurity concerns. For an entity to be licensed in New York for custodial services, the proper due diligence and research have been done.

Another thing that makes the Gemini exchange attractive and appealing to institutional investors, is that all USD deposits are insured by the FDIC. The latter entity is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that provides insurance for USD deposits in American banks. This means that once again, the funds of individual and institutional investors are safe and insured, further making…

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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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