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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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Litecoin Transaction Fees | Reducing in Next Core Release

Litecoin transaction fees are set to be lowered by ten times in the next Core release.

The team behind the seventh biggest coin by market cap revealed the news via a Medium post earlier today.

Litecoin Transaction Fees Set to Lower

Currently, the average Litecoin transaction fee equates to about $0.05 per KB. But the network’s upcoming release of Litecoin Core 0.17 is going to lower this by a factor of 10. With the new changes, the new fee should equate to $0.005, or half a cent.

At that price, Litecoin transaction fees will mimic 2015 levels.

Increasing Prices

The core developers made the decision to combat the rising price of Litecoin transactions fees. Transactions could cost over $0.10 and even hit just over $1.00 on occasion.

Core Lead Developer Adrian Gallagher elaborated on the move saying:

“To encourage more adoption and usage of Litecoin, I think lowering the fees are [a] good thing. We’re not even close to block limits and the block size on disk is pretty small (20GB) relative to other coins. Technically people can already adjust their fees right now to the one above because of the more relaxed min relay/dust relay fee. I also don’t think it will be too much longer before this bear market is over (3–6 months) so it will lay down the foundation for a fee rate which we can grow into proactively rather then [sic] re-actively.”

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A Bit about Transaction Fees 

Transaction fees depend on the space used in a block to register the transaction. The fee is like paying for that space in the block and gives miners an incentive to process your transaction.

Processing fees begin to increase when demand outweighs space. Litecoin still has a lot of space in its blocks, and so there is no need to ‘bid’ for transactions. This is why Litecoin transaction fees can be so small.

In traditional fiat currency transactions, fees are dependant on the amount of money being sent. The larger the transaction amount, the larger the fee.

But crypto transactions are different. The larger the transaction data, the larger the fee. Transaction data means the number of outputs and inputs or addresses on the network where the crypto is moving to and from. Therefore, transaction fees can differ and someone sending a small amount, may actually pay more in transaction fees than someone sending a larger amount.

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Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC)

The cryptocurrency market is currently sitting just above $210 billion this morning. While mainstream media is heavily focused on cannabis at the moment, blockchain companies are still making moves in the background. Today, we’ll take a closer look at Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) and the latest advancements with the two projects.

Ripple (XRP)

Ripple and XRP are often confused as the same and are often grouped together because what Ripple the company does ultimately affects/influences the price of XRP.

Less than a month ago, Ripple revamped its website to solely focus on RippleNet. RippleNet has just expanded its xRapid platform that uses XRP as liquidity for financial institutions. While its xCurrent platform currently has over 100 banks and financial institutions signed up and testing its XRP-less platform, Ripple’s goal is to eventually transition these institutions to RippleNet.

Ripple’s press release explained why using XRP is crucial for cross-border transactions:

“Pilots in the crucial U.S. to Mexico remittance corridor using XRP as a digital asset demonstrated savings of 40-70% compared to traditional costs. At the same time, it helped lower settlement times from two to three days to just over two minutes.”

At press time, XRP is currently trading at $0.465 a coin, up 0.34%, in 24 hours.

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Litecoin (LTC)

On Tuesday, LTC began trading on Gemini.

Gemini is the cryptocurrency exchange owned by the US Olympian Winklevoss Twins. Gemini is currently the 42nd largest cryptocurrency exchange by its total trading volume on CoinMarketCap.

BTC/USD pairs still equate for over 80% of the exchange’s volume in the last 24 hours. So far, LTC/USD only makes up 0.73%, with a volume of $214,836. On the 15th when the announcement was made about LTC being launched on Gemini, LTC surged 10% in an hour but quickly corrected.

The Litecoin Foundation also just celebrated its 7th birthday on the 12th.

According to CoinMarketCap, LTC is currently trading at $53.00 a coin, down -0.40%.

Check back in for more Ripple and Litecoin news!

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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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