Top crypto releases to watch at the end of August '18

Top crypto releases to watch at the end of August '18

If you follow tech updates, then you may pay attention to LISK, TRON, Einsteinium, Bytecoin and Cardano

LISK (LSK): Lisk Core 1.0 hits Mainnet

August, 29

Lisk Core 1.0 comes with new API design, a new P2P communication layer, and a number of additional features. It also includes atomic block writes, structured test suites and code migrated to JavaScript ES6. The release will take place at 6,901,027 block height.

TRON (TRX): Mainnet completes upgrade, Tron Virtual Machine (TVM) goes live

August, 30

TVM is completely compatible with Ethereum. TRON will provide a sandbox for the community to test the VM and find bugs. The TRON team seeks to create a more efficient and affordable VM within a robust ecosystem.

Einsteinium (EMC2): Lightning Network is live on Mainnet

End of August

The LN upgrade is only one out of a series of planned EMC2 improvements including the introduction of masternodes and an ethash change.

Bytecoin (BCN) — Bytecoin’s hardfork

August, 31

Originally planned to take place earlier, the hardfork was rescheduled to August, 31 due to vulnerabilities discovered on May 8-10. The hardfork will bring updated consensus, better performance, and a new dynamic fee system.

Cardano (ADA): Release of Cardano 1.3

August, 31

Cardano 1.3 upgrade includes network enhancements, code refactoring, and enhancements to Daedalus. The underlying code and memory utilization will have been refined. This means an approximate 5x reduction in memory usage. Internal benchmarks will go from 1.2 GB to 200 MB on the Mac client.


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This Week in Crypto: XLM now Fully Available on Coinbase, ADA Records Impressive Growth, Report Suggests That Almost 90% Of Exchange’s Volume Could Be Manipulated, XRP en route to Massive Adoption and more

The following is a summarized collection of the most interesting crypto news stories in the week. The week was quite adventurous with many new developments and no single project dominating the happenings in the industry. Also, crypto projects which are not usually in the news have made it this time, making the news truly “decentralized”. Stellar XLM XLM now available on Coinbase had listed Stellar XLM on its trading platform about a week ago but announced that the asset would not yet be available on Well this week, the company announced that XLM is now available on and available for Android and iOS users to trade, send, receive and store on their wallets. XLM Soars as IBM picks it for cross-border payment IBM launched its cross-border payment system known as IBM World Wire within the week. The big deal is that XLM which renders cross-border payments similar to Ripple’s has been selected as the token for the World Wire remittance services. This led to a surge for XLM in the market rising over 4% following the announcement. Many have speculated that XLM may be on its way to replacing Ripple in cross-border payments with this new development. Cardano (ADA) ADA records impressive growth, Gets an “A” Rating Cardano (ADA) during the week made a significant leap in price defying the bearish grip some assets were struggling with including Bitcoin. This has earned the asset an “A” rating from FCAS which rates cryptocurrencies based on User Activity, Developer Behavior, and Asset Maturity. This makes ADA a smart investment choice as the rating goes beyond price behavior to rank based on other factors that make the asset suitable for investment. Cardano CEO says an ETF will be approved once the bad actors are out In another story, the CEO of Cardano Charles Hoskinson mentioned in a recent interview that an ETF will be approved once some bad actors in the space are removed. Hoskinson expressed confidence that an ETF approval is not a matter of if, but when it will happen, adding that market stability is the biggest challenge and the approval will be granted once the bad actors causing this are flushed out. Report Suggests That Almost 90% Of Exchange’s Volume Could Be Manipulated Probably the most interesting story of the week, a Bitcoin ETF applicant Bitwise in its analysis has revealed that 90% of reported exchange volumes for Bitcoin are fake. According to their analysis report, exchanges like Coinbene, BW, ZBG, BitMax were reporting volumes 10 times higher volume than expected. Some have expressed concern that this may only contribute to delaying the approval of an ETF and nothing more. Bitcoin (BTC) Bitcoin predicted to hit 6k in coming weeks No one has predicted the future of Bitcoin in a while, a trader Cryptocurrency analyst, trader, and organizer of the upcoming Understanding Bitcoin Conference Tone Vays is optimistic that Bitcoin has a great future ahead, adding that the asset may hit 6k in the next few weeks to come if it crosses $4200. Although he admits that the bear market is not completely over and Bitcoin could still crash to $3,000, he is also optimistic that it could go in the opposite direction to record significant highs. BitMEX CEO: Bitcoin Will Hit $10k This Year Despite The Current Heavy Lull Another bullish Bitcoin price prediction was given by the CEO of BitMEX, Arthur Hayes. Hayes has expressed confidence that Bitcoin could end the year with a value of $10,000 per coin despite the current uncertain trends. He is also positive that a recovery all the way to the all-time high of 20k is possible as he sees more funds flowing into the cryptocurrency as the year progresses. Ripple XRP Adoption: You Can Now Book 550,000+ Hotels in Over 200 Countries with XRP Ripple’s XRP has been aggressively pursuing mass adoption and it seems this dream is coming true, with the latest development being that over 550,000 hotels in 200 countries can now be booked using XRP. Travala, a hotel booking platform that provides services globally recently announced the addition of XRP as a payment option, which exposes XRP to adoption by millions of potential customers. IBM Blockchain World Wire Vs Ripple and XRP Ripple being the leader in remittance services has been threatened by many new crypto and blockchain projects. Stablecoins, JPM Coin, SWIFT, all have been perceived as potential threats to Ripple’s cross-border payments business. However, for some reason, the project always seems to get ahead of any potential competition. IBM has arrived with its World Wire remittance system with XLM as its token of choice. Although it is too early to tell, the new IBM tool is not likely to be a threat to Ripple either, judging from past events. XRPL Labs Explores More Ways to Increase XRP Adoption Following Woocommerce Integration In pursuit of even more adoption for XRP, XRPL Labs which recently facilitated the integration of XRP with Woocommerce, potentially bringing it to over 3 million stores around the world, has announced a bounty for innovative ideas that could further the mass adoption of the asset. XRPL Labs Founder and CEO Wietse Wind announced this within the week that ideas from the XRP community will be scrutinized and funded by to ensure that XRP gets the widest possible adoption. Crypto Legal Expert: Don’t Expect Ripple’s XRP Security Ruling This Year One of the major criticisms that Ripple has suffered is that XRP is a security and not a cryptocurrency as the company claims. This issue has been in court and although XRP listing on Coinbase was a bit of evidence that the argument was invalid, it hasn’t gone away and for those who are eagerly waiting to hear the conclusion of the matter, the sad news is that the ruling may not happen this year. A prominent law firm Kobre & Kim’s Jake Chervinsky announced in a tweet that the case is still in its initial stage and only a little progress will be made within the year but the ruling is bound to take much longer. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hunts for crypto engineers The CEO of Twitter and strong Bitcoin proponent Jack Dorsey is recruiting crypto engineers to build a cryptocurrency ecosystem with Square. The Bitcoin enthusiast believes Bitcoin will soon become the money of the internet and pursuing its mass adoption is a worthy venture and he is willing to pay people to build an ecosystem that will push this cause further. Dorsey is calling on Bitcoin Core developers and other engineers to work full time with his company, Square. Adoption: Customers can now pay with IOTA in Stores that Accept Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, following Zeux Integration Good news for IOTA holders, you can now pay for goods and services at local retail stores in your area if they accept Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. This has been made possible through the integration of the cryptocurrency with Zeux, the UK app for payments. The service enables free payment to merchants that is safe and secure as well as store and manages funds on Zeux. more details can be found here. The post This Week in Crypto: XLM now Fully Available on Coinbase, ADA Records Impressive Growth, Report Suggests That Almost 90% Of Exchange’s Volume Could Be Manipulated, XRP en route to Massive Adoption and more appeared first on ZyCrypto.

Cardano Price Keeps Moving up Across the Board

When the Bitcoin momentum sours a bit, one has to wonder if the alternative markets will see bearish or bullish pressure. During the weekend, the momentum can easily swing either way for altcoins, tokens, or assets. As far as the Cardano price is concerned, there is still a lot of initial promise. Its most recent gains are also interesting to take note of at this time. Cardano Price Momentum Continues Traders who have kept a close eye on the altcoin markets in recent weeks may have noted some interesting trends are taking shape. While Cardano is not known for its major pump cycles or steep gains out of the blue, the market seems to be moving up slowly and surely. Even today, this is one of the few top 10 markets in the green, which further confirms the demand for ADA is not drying up just yet. To put this in perspective, the Cardano price has gained another 4.3% in both USD and BTC alike. This brings the value to $0.061958 or 1,543 Satoshi. A lot of traders and speculators will be quite happy with this trend, although it is merely a continuation of what has been taking place nearly all week long.  Combined with $127.22m in trading volume, it is evident there may be some further gains on the horizon for ADA. However, that will only happen if Bitcoin doesn’t lose more value than it already has. One particular and peculiar trend in the Cardano ecosystem is how Charles Hoskinson likes to do many surprise AMAs through social media and YouTube. This most recent addition seemingly got a lot of valuable feedback once again, although some users have indicated they would like to see fewer videos and more actual work being done. As the Shelly release is just around the corner, it seems this surprise AMA came at the right time. It's that time again — Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) March 24, 2019 It would also appear a lot of traders are at a point where taking profit becomes rather straightforward. Wallstreet Income confirms they noted 219.2% profit with Cardano so far. Although pump signal groups should never be trusted or paid for by any means, it is a clear indication Cardano checks a lot of right boxes for traders and speculators alike. How high this price can go from this point onward, is very difficult to predict. #ADA so far 29.20% profit with 5%SL. #BTC #ETH #XRP #LTC #EOS #BCH #BNB #XLM #USDT #TRX — Wallstreet Income (@wallstreetincom) March 24, 2019 It would also appear some people are getting better at predicting the Cardano value movements. While one always should conduct their own research and not blindly follow any price chart, it would appear one of these charts is bang on the money, for a change. He accurately predicted most market movements to a T, although there were some minor hiccups as well. That particular chart seems to indicate there is room for further gains, albeit not too many. If you are looking for a good charter check this guy, never seen anyone predict price movement like @SatoshiWolf This analysis of #cardano ( $ADA ) is scary to say the least, we have the confirmation that this dude can predict the future.#ADA — CryptoNerds! ® (@CryptoNerdsio) March 24, 2019 For the time being, there is nothing to overly concerned about when it comes to the current Cardano value. While there is room for some further gains, it seems there could be a fair bit of bearish pressure looming ahead as well. As long as ADA remains above $0.061, most traders and holders will be quite pleased with how things are going as of right now. Even so, a massive Bitcoin collapse-  which plenty of traders still expect – could easily send this market in a downward spiral as well. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. Image(s): The post Cardano Price Keeps Moving up Across the Board appeared first on NullTX.

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