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The History of Dogecoin (DOGE)
Dogecoin is an open source cryptocurrency for global internet users. Dogecoin emerged in 2013 as a fork from the Litecoin blockchain. The cryptocurrency comes from a popular meme dubbed Shiba Inu doge. Initially, the coin was for tipping content creators. However, by 2018, the DOGE token became a top ten contender with a value of over one billion dollars.  The digital currency enjoys a loyal user base who do not view it as a speculative asset. However, just like any other cryptocurrency, one can invest in Dogecoin and get profit. By the time of writing, Dogecoin was valued at $0.003416 with a market cap of $406,410,084.

Bittrex and Bitsdaq team up! New platform on its way
Asia is such a mouthwatering market to some industries that they just cannot ignore it. There is absolutely no distinct product that will be lucrative in Asia, it is believed that pretty much anything can blow up there. The US-based crypto exchange, Bittrex has gotten the idea an is now partnered up with Bitsdaq to bring their services to the Asian market. The platform that will be born through this partnership, will offer a variety of cryptos to everyone willing to invest in Asia. It has already been reported that the platform to be used, belongs to Bitsdaq, with the help of technology from Bittrex. The partnership is a huge success for both parties. As Bittrex will receive some much-needed knowledge about the local market from Bitsdaq, while Bitsdaq will benefit from the state of the art technology from Bittrex.

Binance Jersey Brings Euro and GBP into the Crypto Scene
Binance made an interesting announcement today, opening Fiat deposits and withdrawals for European Union's currency Euro and Great Britain's Pound. The announcement highlights which when clicked opens a page titled Binance Jersey. It is named after Jersey, given that the services are headquartered on the island of Jersey which is a British self-governing dependency. With the EURO and GBP being available through many ways such as debit cards and credit cards, Binance has ensured that crypto permitted countries fall in the jurisdictions. Countries such as China and the United States have not been included in the list.  

Popular Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptopia Hacked
Known cryptocurrency exchange, Cryptopia has faced a significant hack in which the team has confirmed the losses are substantial. The announcement was posted through it's official Twitter- Cryptopia Exchange (@Cryptopia_NZ) January 15, 2019 The announcement didn't give specifics on how much was lost, however, according to Etherscan, 19,390 ETH was seen to move out from Cryptopia to an unknown address. As of now, Cryptopia's website is down for supposed Maintenance claiming to be back soon. The crime has not been taken lightly with government agencies, the NZ police, and High Tech Crimes Unit being informed to carry out a joint investigation.

Ethereum's Constantinople Explained
Ethereums vision to build a global platform for decentralized applications seems to be a bit far fetched as of now. However, Ethereum's Constantinople hard fork may be best suited to help it achieve its primary mission. Ever since the beginning of Ethereum in 2015, it has utilized a proof-of-work (PoW) consensus algorithm. Proof of work was invented way back in the 90s to prevent spam and services attacks. Cryptocurrencys such as Ethereum use proof-of-work to ensure their open source has some sort of governance to weaken bad actors. It wasn't until cryptocurrency users grew to the millions when proof-of-work was not suitable as it became too slow. Thus a proof-of-stake (PoS) algorithm,  was created.

The Most Popular Tron (TRX) dApps In 2019
The Tron ecosystem ended 2018 on a high. In the course of the year, Tron unveiled it Testnet and Mainnet platforms. By the close of the year, Tron witnessed the number of dApps surge to 83. Additionally, the number of active accounts under the network moved past the 1 million marks globally. Tron is now gaining popularity due to a series of lined up projects. The upward growth trend of dApps under Tron has continued in 2019. In the first week of the year, Tron has managed to add 20 new dApps.  Despite Tron being a young platform, it's top dApps have surpassed Ethereums in usage. Many are easy to build and access. Most of the dApps under Tron are gambling focused. Based on metrics like users, volume, transactions and many more, here are the hottest Tron dApps in 2019.

Sidechain Paper by Cardano to be Highlighted at Cybersecurity Security Conference
IOHK, the development team of Cardanos sidechain paper has achieved a great feat by being accepted on the leading Oakland cybersecurity conference. The conference called IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy is to be held in May 2019, in San Francisco, California. The conference is known for the presentation of high-quality academic research and developments in computer security and electronic privacy. Cardano's founder, Charles Hoskinson, expressed his delight on Twitter congratulating the authors of the paper. Thus Cardano's paper being accepted brings forth the value it brings to the overall computer security market.

Bakkt Flexes It's Investment Muscle
The much-awaited Bakkt has secured a mouth-watering $182.5 million from it's Series A funding. The most affluent investments is from Li Ka Shing, who is one of the wealthiest people in the world right now. Li Ka Shing is a famous billionaire from Hong Kong. He is currently ranked 23rd on Forbes list and has broadened his portfolio through Horizons Ventures especially in tech startups. Other notable investors in the Series A funding include ICE, Boston Consulting Group, Microsoft's venture capital arm M12 and Naspers fintech company PayU. Bakkt is a cryptocurrency platform built by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) which is the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). ICE plans Bakkt to be a futures contract with institutional-grade custody arrangements that will be traded on Bakkt's platform. The Bitcoin futures contract will be physically delivered, warehoused and cleared through ICE's infrastructure.  CME and CBOE, on the other hand, settle in fiat currency.

Reasons Why Bitcoins Lightning Network Is Revolutionary
Short Description: Lightning Network is designed is solve the scalability deficiencies inherent in the Bitcoin blockchain. Here are the reasons why it is viewed as ingenious. Currency of the New Age as Bitcoin is popularly called, ought to be the most secure, cheapest and fastest means of transaction but its recent form depicts the opposite. This however threatens the scalability of the coin. Is there a way to fix this Stick around and you'll find answers. One of the many Blockchain technology benefits is the avalanche of digital currencies with Bitcoin being the most popular and utilized coin thus far. The Bitcoin has excelled overtime but has been plagued by scalability issues.

DX Exchange Tokenizes Popular Tech Stocks
Finally, everyone's favorite tech companies such as Amazon and Facebook are on board through digital tokens. However it's not through their established brands, but instead through a cryptocurrency platform called DX.Exchange. DX.Exchange widely took to Twitter to release their announcement of introduction on January 7th.  Users of DX.Exchange will be able to not only buy and sell popular cryptocurrencies but also trade on tech stocks through digital tokens. The exchange brings in unique trade pairings. In crypto to crypto pairs, it has Ripple (XRP) available against Bitcoin and Ethereum, while there is the availability of the Japanese Yen and also Facebook, Amazon, Baidu, and several other technology stocks available on NASDAQ in the form of tokens. DX.Exchange is Estonia based. Currently, the mouth-watering exchange is only available to users in the European Union, with American traders being promised to be allowed to use it by this year, 2019. Daniel Skowronski, the CEO of DX.Exchange emphasized the opportunity for both traditional and modern-day investors. He said, We saw a huge market opportunity in tokenizing existing securities. We believe that this is the beginning of the traditional market's merge with blockchain technology. This is going to open a whole new world of trading securities old and new alike.

FutureBit Moonlander 2 - Mine Litecoin (LTC) at the comfort of your Home · Zerocrypted - Your Daily Cryptocurrency News, Guides And More
John Stefanopoulos, the founder of Futurebit, tweeted exciting news about the ASIC Homeminer on November 30th. Futurebit according to its website it brings in a new era of decentralised mining with the Moonlander 2. We did it! One month late, sleepless nights, and a few heart attacks later'here is the first production version of the #FuturuBit Apollo #LTC #ASIC #HomeMiner straight off the line. Super proud to be producing the world's most effecient scrypt miner, and first true home miner! John's (@JStefanop1) November 29, 2018 The Moonlander 2 is said to be a powerful and efficient USB Scrypt ASIC miner that is perfect for Cryptocurrencies like Litecoin to be mined from home. The New York based company wants to provide low-cost hardware for revolutionising the Cryptocurrency mining industry. It's a way of getting the world involved, with its uncomplicated and easy to carry and use Moonlander 2 miner. The Moonlander 2 has started distribution which means that you can reap benefits of mining Charlie Lees creation the Litecoin. It supplies from the Brooklyn office in New York and has plenty of international agents to take care of worldwide distribution. Simply pay in Cryptocurrency at a ridiculously cheap rate of $49.99 and voila get the miner with easy to use instructions delivered to your home. When browsing the website's shop section, you will notice another interesting Cryptocurrency miner called Apollo LTC Pod ASIC Miner which is more expensive at $299.99. However, this miner currently is completely sold out. This miner is the world's first compact, wifi-enabled, ultra quiet and efficient scrypt ASIC miner.

British MP Opens Possibilities Of Tax Payments in Bitcoin · Zerocrypted - Your Daily Cryptocurrency News, Guides And More
Politicians may not be Cryptocurrencys best friends given its freedom of payments however there are a few that are clear Cryptocurrency enthusiasts. One such politician is UK Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), Eddie Hughes. Hughes stated that Members of Parliament (MP) need to understand the technology of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. He believes that revolutionary technology is the future. He further expressed that taxes should be paid with Bitcoin. It was in reference to the British charity called Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) accepting Cryptocurrency donations. The Crypto supportive MP cited that Cryptocurrencies will be used widely once people understand how Blockchain and Cryptocurrency work.

Will GP Bullhound Be Right About Their Crypto Predictions Again · Zerocrypted - Your Daily Cryptocurrency News, Guides And More
GP Bullhound has released the annual report on technological trends for 2019.  One of the trends is focused on Cryptocurrency being positive due to institutionalization capital flowing in the space. GP Bullhound is a leading investment banking firm providing advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and private placements in the technology sectors. These are all secondary to Cryptocurrency enthusiasts, as GP Bullhound is better known to have correctly predicted the downturn of Cryptocurrency prices in 2018. Among their predictions, there's one that caught our eye: Institutional money flows into crypto

Believe it or not -Ethereum Price Crashed to $13
Lucky individuals got hold of the third-ranked Cryptocurrency right now which is Ethereum at a major discount! The price fell to a whole new low to $13.05 on Coinbase. It looked like a flash crash on the trading pair of ETH/USDC. A Cryptocurrency trader by the Twitter handle @ColeGamerBTC tweeted about the ridiculous drop in price. $ETH flashcrashed to $13 on GDAX! Filled all my low orders. ALL OF THEM. Who else got filled on this Cole Garner (@ColeGarnerBTC) December 6, 2018 It, however, did not occur on the trading pairs of ETH/EUR and ETH/BTC. The most likely scenario of such a walloping dive from the current prices of Ethereum $100 to $13.05  is a significant sell-off. It could be either be a sell-off from an ICO or an individual who decided to exit the market in bulk. It is not the first time such a price fall due to a sell-off has occurred. In June 2017 an Ethereum whale dumped 35,000 Ether on the market in one go, which led to Ethereum falling from  $318 to $0.10 in less than a second.

Crypto Hardware Wallet Ledger Becomes Mobile Friendly
With most of the world preferring their mobiles to using laptops or desktops, Ledger has developed a Bluetooth enabled crypto wallet. The device called Nano X was revealed at the most popular electronics show the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which took place in Las Vegas, USA. The CEO of Ledger explained the importance of the Ledger X by stating, The fact that we have a mobile application and it works with the Nano X is really the big evolution of the hardware for this lineup. There is good news for people eyeing the Nano's as they will become cheaper as soon as Nano X becomes available. Compared to the previous models, Ledger X will have a bigger screen along with supporting a wide range of 100 cryptocurrencies. While it will also be compatible with the Ledger Live mobile application which will be on Google's Play and Apple's iTunes on January 16th. Many may think that Bluetooth leads to a less secure system. However, the Nano X will isolate the user's private keys inside a certified secure element (CC EAL 5+). The CC EAL 5+ is the same chip used in credit cards and passports. You can pre-order the Ledger Nano X through the official Ledger website at a mere price of $119.

Tron (TRX) Riding the BitTorrent Wave
Tron's massive takeover of world famous torrent website BitTorrent last year is finally shaping up. According to BitTorrent Inc's official Twitter handle BitTorrent will launch the BTT token to help incentivize activities to develop a more efficient file sharing system. You missed the livestream about our new token BitTorrent $BTT? Here is a recap for you! Visit our website to learn more about the token and its crowdfunding on #BinanceLaunchpad @binance BitTorrent Inc. (@BitTorrent) January 4, 2019 The crowdfunding of the BTT token will take place on Binance's launchpad which helps users to be part of potential game-changing projects. The whitepaper reveals that there are 990 billion BTT tokens, which will be TRC-10 based. TRC-10 is a technical token standard supported by Tron Blockchain natively without the Tron Virtual Machine (TVM). The token so far has been reported to be able to work with the traditional uTorrent Classic client as it has the most users. It will also enable users who don't want to spend BTT to share files still. Justin Sun has said that the main reason for a BTT token was that TRX tokens are not enough to be distributed among the massive user base of BitTorrent. Sun is confident about Tron surpassing a user base of billions and clarifying that the current amount is only 1%.  

Litecoin's Lightning Network Growing Steadily
According to data from 1ML, the Lightning network for Litecoin has surpassed 100 active nodes and currently standing at 101 nodes. The Lightning network for Litecoin had not made such an impact in the early stages of launch. The low need of it was not needed as badly as Litecoin has been achieving speedy block times. The low growth rate was also due to the technicalities involved with involvement only by tech-savvy users. However, as the crypto space is progressing in the speed of light Lightning network is seen to be tested vastly. Much friendly user interfaces such as Zap has made it easier for the less tech-savvy individuals to get on the Lightning network. The Lightning network is known to be the Transactions for the Future and utilizes a peer to peer system to make micropayments of a digital cryptocurrency. Litecoin is seen to be making breakthrough progress not only in terms of technology but also marketing. Litecoin became the official cryptocurrency partner of an Ultimate Fighting Champion event on the 29th of December 2018. The event was UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustaffsson 2. Litecoin's logo was widely seen and announced during the UFC event which helped gain a lot of attention amongst the millions of UFC fans.

Justin Sun's Aggressive Plans for Tron's 2019
Tron currently ranked 10th position with a market capitalisation of $1,490,151,742 and showing bullish signs at $0.022381 had a successful 2018. Justin Sun, the creator of Tron has shaken the cryptocurrency sphere with aggressive moves and beyond ambitious targets which were all accomplished last year. Tommy Mustache tweeted Tron's accomplishments of 2018 which included it's independence from Ethereum and launching its Mainnet, more transaction volumes compared to Ethereum along with groundbreaking registrations achieved and unbelievable dApp growth. The 2019 goals of Tron include massive targets such as being the 4th ranked cryptocurrency, make the ecosystem larger than Ethereum, bring the 100M BitTorrent users to Blockchain and making Tron the largest decentralised ecosystem.

Cardano (ADA) Prepares For An Exciting 2019
Cardano has started it's 2019 on the right foot with IOHK publishing the much-awaited upgrade on the Proof of Stake mechanism called Ouroboros. It was published on New Year's eve of 2019. It is a critical part to facilitate side chains on the network. Side chains can be defined as a separate Blockchain which is attached to the parent Blockchain through a two-way peg which allows the assets to be moved across the chain. It's not just sidechains, but more great news for Cardano just before 2018 ended. On the 30th of December 2018, Emurgo revealed that popular cryptocurrency hardware wallet Trezor will support Cardano's native token of ADA.

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