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New token Makes Unprecedented Gains after Binance Listing

Coinmarketcap.com has a new listing in its top 100. As of Sunday, Ravencoin has been occupying the 58th spot thanks to a Binance listing and has sustained a growth of 118% since that announcement.

Within ten days, the coin has grown its market cap from $212,000 to $49 million! This is a rather unbelievable rise of 23,000%.

In the last 24 hours alone, the coin has grown by 55%. It is now selling at $0.056.

About Ravencoin

If we look at its chart, Ravencoin obviously went relatively unnoticed until its Binance listing. But what is Ravencoin? And why did Binance take an interest?

Well, the coin has been around since 2017, and it is about to mark its one-year anniversary with an upcoming mainnet launch on October 31st.

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The Ravencoin protocol is open-source and available to the public. Built off of a Bitcoin fork, it has a focus on the creation of digital assets on its Proof-of-Work (PoW) blockchain. According to its official documentation:

“Assets can come in a variety of types, such as financial instruments such as security tokens/stocks/bonds/deeds/etc as well as gaming items (ex. a sword)/conventional asset management/managing distributions for co-ops/digital art. There are a lot of real-world applications that this blockchain is intended to disrupt and improve.”

Humble Beginnings

With no ICO, the project was built up by a small team of dedicated people. Because of this, CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, allowed the project to list without any listing fees. It began trading on October 12th, and over 85% of its growth has come from Binance trades since.

“The project is a true open source project with no pre-mine, no ICO, no masternodes, and is focused on building a useful technology with a strong community.”

Binance is the world’s top exchange with the highest trading volume.

No coin has seen gains like this since Bitcoin’s demise last year. Will the gains continue, is the question? Would you invest in Ravencoin?

The most humble of acorns may prove to be the most fruitful yet; let’s keep our eye on this one!

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TRON (TRX) and EOS | Trading in the Red Despite Releasing Big News

While the total cryptocurrency market is trading mostly in the red today, most of the top digital tokens are only seeing slight losses. For the past 30 days, the total cryptocurrency market has hovered around the $210 billion range. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at TRON (TRX) and EOS.

 TRON (TRX)

TRON is currently the 11th largest cryptocurrency by its total market cap and is sitting just under Monero (XMR). Two days ago, TRON’s Founder Justin Sun announced that Odyssey 3.1 would be launched at 8 PM SGT that day.

Launching Odyssey 3.1 meant TRON’s committee function and its Virtual Machine would also go live during this upgrade. Sun claims that after Odyssey 3.1, TRON will be 200 times faster than Ethereum and 100 times cheaper than EOS.

The TRON Virtual Machine will allow developers to test smart contracts before they transfer over to the TRON mainnet. On the 7th, TRX spiked nearly 17%.

At the time of writing, TRX is trading at $0.0254 a coin, down -3.89% in 24 hours. At its peak on Sunday, TRX was trading at $0.0280 a coin, meaning TRX is now down nearly -10% from its spiked price.

EOS

Block.one is currently in the midst of getting together the final components of its EOS Hackathon. Last week, the company that founded EOS announced that its Grand Finale hackathon will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on December 7th.

So far, the other four hackathons have been held in Hong Kong, Sydney, London, and San Francisco.

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Before the first event started in Hong Kong, Block.one held a virtual hackathon, and the winner was granted flight and hotel accommodations to attend the first event. It seems the company will hold another Virtual Hackathon.

This event will only be available to the EOS community within Africa and coding will begin on October 15th. Coding ends on October 18th at 9:00 Central Africa Time UTC+2:00.

According to CoinMarketCap, EOS is currently trading at $5.86 a coin, down -0.03% in 24 hours.

Will EOS and TRON (TRX) make a comeback after both pushing out positive news the past few days? We shall see!

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EOS, TRON (TRX), and Litecoin (LTC) Updates

The cryptocurrency market is trading mostly in the red this Friday morning. Most coins in the top 10 cryptocurrencies are either just above the percentage gains threshold or just below. EOS and TRON (TRX) are currently in the green, but Litecoin (LTC) is trading down.

Let’s take a closer look at these projects and their latest movements.

EOS

Recently, the official ‘EOS’ Twitter name was changed to Block.one. Block.one is the blockchain-based company that formed EOS. The company must be taking bets that most people truly interested in EOS know about Block.one, but I’m sure those new to the crypto community might get a bit confused.

However, in 2018 it seems the diehard crypto-loyalists are the only ones who have stuck around since the crypto rise and fall in January.

Recently, Block.one announced the location and date of the EOS Global Hackathon Grand Finale.

The grand finale will be held on December 7th, in Cape Town, South Africa.

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TRON (TRX)

There has been lots of movement over at the TRON Foundation as of late. Since it acquired BitTorrent, the companies have formed a new web-based torrent streaming client called μTorrent.

It seems μTorrent Web currently has over one million active users already and the company announced that BitTorrent Web will be live soon. In addition to its BitTorrent movement, TRON has been expanding on exchanges.

On Bitfinex, users can now trade for TRX with JPY, GBP, and the EUR—making it far more accessible to those around the globe.

Litecoin (LTC)

Litecoin will be celebrating its seventh birthday coming up on October 13th. That same day, LTC will be added to Gemini’s exchange.

In mid-September, LTC was added to the Canadian exchange Coinut. Later this month, Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee will be attending and speaking at the World Crypto Conference in Las Vegas.

Tickets are still available for purchase if you would like to meet him in person.

EOS, TRON (TRX), and Litecoin (LTC) Price Movement

According to CoinMarketCap, EOS is currently trading at $5.74 a coin, up 0.99% in 24 hours. EOS still remains the fifth largest cryptocurrency by its total market cap.

TRX is currently trading at $0.0231 a coin, up 5.20% in 24 hours. TRON is currently the 12th largest cryptocurrency by its total market cap.

According to CoinMarketCap, LTC is currently trading at $58.18 a coin, down -0.59% in 24 hours. Litecoin remains the seventh largest cryptocurrency by its total market cap.

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BitIra Cryptocurrency Security Guide | Understand the Risks of Crypto

There’s no doubt that Americans are showing more and more interest in cryptocurrency. A recent survey from LendEDU found that Bitcoin ownership in the U.S. is just below 14%, with over 17% interested in adding it to their portfolio in the future.

One of the biggest barriers for investors to enter cryptocurrency investing is security. And that’s where BitIRA’s new guide on Cryptocurrency Security comes in; the culmination of more than 100 hours of research and development.

A leading Bitcoin IRA company, BitIRA’s 6,000+ word Cryptocurrency Security Guide offers one of the most up-to-date, useful solutions to the challenge of understanding the risks and resources of crypto-related security.

Using layman’s terms that resonate with the average investor, the Cryptocurrency Security Guide simplifies an otherwise technically challenging subject into digestible facts and figures, giving present and future cryptocurrency investors the understanding they need to invest with confidence and sleep well at night.

“This guide provides a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in investing in cryptocurrencies, whether they are just getting started or have been doing so for years,” says Jay Blaskey, Digital Currency Specialist at BitIRA. “The reality is that, in today’s climate, security must be at the fore of any crypto investor’s mind. We believe that this guide can help people understand fundamental and advanced concepts that will help them properly secure their assets.”

Tough Questions; Great Answers

Deciding to invest in cryptocurrency isn’t like picking a stock or mutual fund and calling the family broker. Smart investors are seeing the non-traditional value of cryptocurrencies but still want peace of mind that their investments will be secure when purchased.

BitIRA’s Cryptocurrency Security Guide answers common questions such as:

  •     How many types of crypto-related security vulnerabilities are there?
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  •     How can I reduce the risk to my cryptocurrency holdings?
  •     What resources do I need to reduce crypto-related security risks?

In all, 10 security tactics are covered, giving readers a broad knowledge of cryptocurrency security that will educate them while alleviating any fears they may have.

Expert Opinion

BitIRA’s Cryptocurrency Security Guide is not just a collection of best practices; it also picks the brain of security expert and crypto enthusiast Isaiah Sarju. Previously published in Hackernoon and Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Sarju is the co-owner and principal technical consultant of Revis Solutions, LLC. Sarju breaks down the risks that new traders, casual traders, and active traders will face as they move their way through the market.

Four Sections of Knowledge and Know-How

As providers of the world’s most secure Bitcoin IRA, BitIRA knows a thing or two about cryptocurrency security. Its Cryptocurrency Security Guide breaks the subject down into four key sections.

  •     Section 1: Keeping Your Cryptocurrency Safe: Before we can make our investments safe, we need to learn why it’s important to lower the risks of a hack or data loss in the first place.
  •     Section 2: Cryptocurrency Security Concepts You Should Know: Just like learning a foreign language, there are basic terms and ideas that one needs in order to grasp the key concepts to come. Consider this section your cryptocurrency encyclopedia.
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This guide is just the opening salvo in BitIRA’s battle against the myths and misconceptions of the cryptocurrency investment industry. BitIRA will continue delivering education and content regarding cryptocurrency security through its BitIRA U initiative.

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StellarX Launches | Brand New Zero-Fee Decentralized Crypto Exchange

Today, StellarX launches! StellarX is the Stellar network-based zero-fee decentralized cryptocurrency exchange. The company behind the platform, Interstellar, announced the upcoming launch via a Medium blog post on September 28th. XLM has yet to be positively affected by the news.

StellarX Launches!

Previously, StellarX was open only to a number of individuals who signed up for its Beta testing, but it seems the team at Interstellar feels confident in their product thus far—confident enough to launch publically!

What makes the platform stand out from the rest is that it’s a totally free trading platform. A few “free” exchanges that have popped up as of late, but in actuality have been shown to have deceiving charges—making it not so “free” after all. For example, Robinhood was shown to profit from its customers’ idle funds.

I’m sure you’re all wondering, “Well, what’s the catch with StellarX?” I thought the same thing, but Stellar claims it isn’t here for a cut, and they hope to “redefine how assets move around the world.”

Christian, an employee of Interstellar and the writer of the blog post, explained:

“We take no fees and, even above that, we refund all network costs, something no other decentralized exchange can match. All the while, you have sole control over your assets, so whenever there’s interest, it’s yours. We’ve even written our own fee out of our agreements with deposit partners, who, we’ve found, often put in a percentage by default.”

How do they do this? It’s all in the way they designed their platform. By using Stellar and its consensus mechanism, StellarX requires neither ‘work’ nor ‘stake’ and they don’t need your capital to function.

>> Is Ripple Becoming the Microsoft of Crypto? One CEO Says Yes

StellarX Launches: Assets Galore

StellarX has started by implementing the top cryptocurrencies onto its platform first but claims it plans one diving into a number of the top assets displayed on CoinMarketCap soon.

At its launch, StellarX also has a real fiat onramp, which is a first for a decentralized platform. All you need is a US bank account, and you can deposit USD directly into the app, via ACH.

The group at Interstellar will be adding a number of things to its app in the near future. You can take a look at those things here.

XLM Price Movement

According to CoinMarketCap, XLM is currently trading at $0.239 a coin, down -5.05% in 24 hours. For the week, XLM is down -4.4%.

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