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Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Places XRP, EOS, BTC, and BNB on Top

Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings released its March 2019 “Weiss Cryptocurrency Outlook” report, with Ripple (XRP), EOS, Bitcoin (BTC), and Binance Coin (BNB) receiving the top four spots on the list of 122 cryptocurrencies. Weiss Ratings is the world’s only financial rating agency that provides grades on cryptocurrencies.

The report, which is called “Dark Shadows with a Bright Future,” examines the cryptocurrencies available on the market using two factors—the tech/adoption grade for long-term investors and the risk/reward grade based on short-term factors.

Of the 122 cryptocurrencies examined in the report, XRP, EOS, Bitcoin, and Binance Coin were given an overall B- rating, while none received an A rating, which is considered excellent.

Remarkable Growth in the Cryptocurrency Space

Authors Martin Weiss and chief cryptocurrency analyst, Juan Villaverde, start the report by noting that despite a sharp decline in the price of cryptocurrencies, “the industry’s network capacity and security have improved dramatically and underlying technology has evolved with new, more efficient ways to create digital assets.”

What’s more, leading cryptocurrencies are seeing three times more volume in user (on-chain) transactions than they did in early 2018. These improved fundamentals and lower prices offer new opportunities for investors, although this is dependent on whether or not they can “afford the risk, avoid the worst and invest in the best.”

Cryptocurrency Market Still Risky

Despite improvements to cryptocurrency fundamentals, the Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings report authors still advise investors who cannot afford to lose money to be wary in the near term.

“Investors who cannot afford to lose money, the recent market declines and doldrums imply high risk and uncertain rewards. Crypto market liquidity is very thin. Trading comes in spurts. Relatively small infusions of new buying cause sudden price rallies. Equally small bouts of selling cause unexpected market crashes,” said the report.

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Cryptocurrency Trends to Watch

In the report, Weiss and Villaverde identified trends in the cryptocurrency space that investors should keep in mind. These trends include changes to the way cryptocurrencies are secured and some cryptocurrencies moving away from blockchain entirely, as well as killer dApps like decentralized, crypto-based social media, peer-to-peer lending, and fair and secure elections playing the biggest role in determining the future winners.

What do you think will happen in the cryptocurrency space moving forward? Which cryptocurrency do you have your eye on?

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EOS and Ethereum (ETH) Update, is 2019 Their Year?

Today, we’re taking a closer look at EOS and Ethereum (ETH).

The cryptocurrency market has corrected again after having strong gains the first few days of the new year. The total cryptocurrency market cap is sitting just below $130 billion. One year ago, the market cap was just over $750 billion. The market took a nosedive in January of 2017 and continued to slide all year. In mid-April and early-May, the market began to correct and saw consistent strong gains, only to correct and downslide again. 

EOS

EOS remains the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by total market cap. The blockchain project is run by Block.one. Last year, Block.one held the EOS Global Hackathon, which gave prize money for building on the EOS blockchain.

It seems the marathon was deemed a success, due to the company’s latest tweet. Despite the downturn of the crypto market in 2017 and loss of jobs across the board, Block.one is hiring in 2019.

Many major blockchain projects and news outlets had to make job cuts throughout 2018 due to lack of interest and money being poured into the industry. It seems EOS is going strong, despite the dip.

According to CoinMarketCap, EOS is currently trading at $2.67 a share, up 0.11% in 24 hours.

Ethereum (ETH)

Ethereum had quite a bull run this past week and regained its second-largest cryptocurrency by total market cap spot once more. ETH is up over 11% for the week.

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Vitalik Buterin has been tweeting his opinions on government and the world lately, but not giving Ethereum updates. However, just before Christmas, the Ethereum co-founder reminded the crypto community of this:

Casper is an important progression in Ethereum, so positive movement none-the-less. The co-founder has never concerned himself with the price of ETH and has always focused on the tech. Proof-of-stake implementation on the Ethereum blockchain began back in June of 2018 and developers are steady at work advancing it.

According to CoinMarketCap, ETH is currently trading at $150 a coin, up +0.91%.

Will 2019 be a strong year for EOS and Ethereum (ETH) foundationally? We shall see!

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Ethereum (ETH), EOS, and Litecoin (LTC)

Ho-ho-ho, looks like Santa put crypto on the nice list. Crypto is in the green today! We’re going to take a closer look at Ethereum (ETH), EOS, and Litecoin (LTC) to see if anything is going on with these coins.

Let’s dig in!

Ethereum ETH

At the time of writing, ETH is selling for $135.10, which puts the coin up 14.02% in the past 24 hours.

Ethereum
Source: CoinMarketCap

With a market cap of $14.06 billion, Ethereum is now the 3rd largest cryptocurrency, beat out by Ripple (XRP) not too long ago, and of course, Bitcoin (BTC) as usual.

The Ethereum team is currently looking for dApps that will have an impact on the economy and on communities across the globe by solving real-world issues. If you’re building a dApp for ETH that you think is worthy of the cause, then consider filling out the survey provided by the team. You might just have the next big dApp!

EOS

At the time of writing, EOS is selling for $2.68, which puts the coin up 13.03% in the past 24 hours.

Ethereum
Source: CoinMarketCap

EOS is the 5th largest cryptocurrency and has a market cap of $2.43 billion.

Like the Ether team, Block.one is also on the lookout for dApps being built on the EOS blockchain. People interested in sharing their EOS dApps are welcome to email the team at spotlight@block.one.

>> Coinbase President: Despite Bitcoin Price Crashes, 2018 was an Innovative Year

(Hands up if you’re developing an Ethereum or an EOS dApp!)

Block.one kicked off the holiday season with a laugh, uploading a behind the scenes blooper reel to its Twitter page:

Litecoin LTC

At the time of writing, Litecoin is selling for $32.57, which puts the coin up 14.23% in the past 24 hours.

Ethereum
Source: CoinMarketCap

Litecoin has a market cap of $1.95 billion and is currently the 7th largest cryptocurrency.

Charlie Lee recently announced that Litecoin has become the official cryptocurrency partner of the UFC. In honor of this, the Litecoin logo will be on the mat! Get ready fighters—it’s Litecoin coming in for the win!

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EOS, Litecoin (LTC), and Cardano (ADA) Get a Boost!

This morning, the cryptocurrency market has received a boost and most major digital currencies are trading green! This time last year, Bitcoin (BTC) hit its all-time high, nearing $20,000. 2018 was quite different than 2017 in the cryptocurrency space. Today, we’ll take a closer look at EOS, Litecoin (LTC), and Cardano (ADA).

EOS

The fourth-largest digital currency by total market cap, EOS, is leading the top digital currencies today in most percentage growth. According to CoinMarketCap, EOS is trading at $2.37 a coin, up 21.73%. This time last year, EOS was trading above the $12 mark.

Earlier today, Block.one announced the grand prize winners of their EOS Global Hackathon.

GeneOS was crowned the winner!

“It was like a dream to me,” reflected Jens shortly after GeneOS’ triumph had been announced at the EOS Global Hackathon Grand Finale in Cape Town, South Africa. “We had all kind of worked together before but were not really in close contact. I always wanted to do more with blockchain, so this was a great chance for us.”

It remains unknown at this time why EOS is booming today.

Litecoin (LTC)

Litecoin, the seventh-largest digital currency by total market cap, is also trending today. At the time of writing, LTC is trading at $30.06 a share, up 14.89% in 24 hours. Last year around this time, LTC was trading just above $390 a coin.

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There doesn’t seem to be any big news regarding Litecoin either, and it may just be investor confidence that’s driving up the prices of these digital currencies. The latest announcement comes from Charlie Lee’s Twitter page.

Cardano (ADA)

Cardano, the world’s 11th-largest digital currency by total market cap, is also trading high today! At the time of writing, ADA is currently trading at $0.033 a coin, up 13.84% in 24 hours. Last year, ADA was trading at $0.50 a coin.

Charles Hoskinson, Cardano’s co-founder, recently just put up an end-of-year update for Cardno.


Hoskinson often gives video updates on the project every few weeks, and this year the wrap-up was quite a lengthy one. This update may be the reason why ADA is doing so well on the crypto market today. It remains unknown at this time why Litecoin and EOS are booming.

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Lack of Decentralization Exposed with Reversed Transaction

Blockchain protocol EOS, run by Block.one, has just become the subject of a new crypto scandal. It all began on November 9th, when a picture emerged on Reddit of a moderator on EOS reversing a transaction that had already been confirmed.

Decentralized?

According to the Reddit user u/auti9003, a reverse transaction occurred without the owner’s permission. The arbitrator, Ben Gates, referred to the blockchain project’s constitution as a basis for his decision. Gates wrote:

“Under the powers afforded to me as arbitrator under article 6 of the Rules of Dispute Resolution, I, Ben Gates, rule that the EOS account in dispute should be returned to the claimant with immediate effect and that the freeze over the assets within the said account is removed.”

Many EOS users weren’t happy with the findings posted on Reddit. One user by the name of ethswagholder said:

“What a pile of garbage is EOS? Why would anyone use this over a bank account and traditional legal system? These guys raised $4BN to recreate the legal system using a token that is neither censorship resistant, nor immutable. Brilliant.”

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This isn’t the first time EOS’s model of governance has been questioned. Back in early October, allegations were made accusing the platform’s major block producers (BPs) of “collusion” and mutual voting. It was suggested that the main EOS nodes took part in mutual voting, with a handful of payoffs to remain in power of the EOS blockchain.

Daniel Larimer, CTO of Block.one, confirmed the project’s lack of decentralization in an interview last month. Larimer told Colin Talks Crypto:

“Decentralization isn’t what we’re after. What we’re after is anti-censorship and robustness against being shut down.”

Well, that should give you some peace—ha! Larimer still claims EOS is more decentralized than Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) because it takes 11 BP’s to control the network. For Bitcoin and Ethereum, it would only take around three to four pools.

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