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Cardano: Business Prospects and Challenges

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Сardano is the first Blockchain platform to evolve out of a scientific philosophy and a research-first driven approach
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Cardano is a decentralized public Blockchain and cryptocurrency project and is fully open source. Cardano is developing a smart contract platform which seeks to deliver more advanced features than any protocol previously developed. It is the first Blockchain platform to evolve out of a scientific philosophy and a research-first driven approach. The development team consists of a large global collective of expert engineers and researchers.

Cardano is home to the ADA cryptocurrency, which can be used to send and receive digital funds. This digital cash represents the future of money, making possible fast, direct transfers that are guaranteed to be secure through the use of cryptography. Cardano is more than just a cryptocurrency, however: it is a technological platform that will be capable of running financial applications currently used every day by individuals, organisations and governments all around the world.

The platform is being constructed in layers, which gives the system the flexibility to be more easily maintained and allow for upgrades by way of soft forks.

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It is a 3rd generation smart contract and dApps platform with a focus on scalability, interoperability, and governance. It is open source and peer reviewed, and is supported by 3 entities: the Cardano Foundation, IOHK, and Emurgo. It has its own wallet called Daedalus, which supports the ADA token. The consensus mechanism is Proof of Stake, and it has its own protocol called Ouroboros. Thanks to on-chain governance, token holders vote on changes and the use of funds.

The biggest technical advantages and biggest shortcomings

Pros:

  • It is solving infrastructure-level problems, the technology is secure, flexible, and scalablefor use by many millions of users. It aims to balance the needs of users with those ofregulators and in doing so combines privacy with regulation. The vision for Cardano is that its new style of regulated computing will bring greater financial inclusion by providing open access to fair financial services for all.
  • Extensive peer review process
  • Very transparent with decisions, many constant updates, audit reports, posts
  • Experienced team of engineers and researchers
  • Development progress is shown on GitHub with many updates
  • Proof of Stake is more efficient compared to Proof of Work
  • It has a two-layer design which can be optimized separately, a settlement layer, and a control layer

Cons:

  • Unproven design choices and questions whether they will work over time, designed from scratch to solve problems on scalability, interoperability and governance
  • Still behind Ethereum and NEO, as the former already has large network effects
  • Increased competition from other 3rd generation platforms is expected
  • Will projects adopt Cardano when it is ready? There is a long time frame with many features still left to build in the next years. Other projects are already ready
  • Danger of potentially being over-complicated with many features
  • The supply is still centralized. Initial distribution was made privately in Japan; top 100 addresses own almost 75% of all the ADA cryptocurrency

Most notable investors, core team

The first Initial Coin Offering by the Cardano Foundation, from Oct. 2, 2015 to May 5, 2017, raised $62.2M, with one major investor, Julian Sarokin, as an Individual/Angel type of investor. For the Secondary Market fundraising by the Cardano Foundation, with an announced date of Oct. 2, 2017, the main investor was James Sowers, an ICO and Crypto Asset Ambassador. In the latest Initial Coin Offering held by the Cardano Foundation, $10K was raised on January 1, 2018. The main investor was Yellow Arrow, an Individual/Angel type of investor.

The core team of the Cardano project is as follows

There are three organisations that are contributing to the development of Cardano. The first is the Cardano Foundation, an independent standard body based in Switzerland with core responsibilities to support the community of Cardano users and to work with authorities on regulatory and commercial matters. The second entity working on Cardano is IOHK, a leading cryptocurrency research and development company, which holds a contract to develop the platform until 2020. The final business partner is Emurgo, which invests in start-ups and assists commercial ventures to build on the Cardano Blockchain.

Recently, Cardano has introduced a much more advanced version of the Cardano paper wallet, one that is more secure and usable. It is also working to create a faster wallet, one that synchronizes with the Blockchain almost instantaneously. They are working on quality partnerships, such as with Metaps Plus mobile systems, which is important in the South Korean market.

“The key objective of the team remains creating a smart contract platform which will deliver the most scalable, transparent and advanced features to digital currency fans. Cardano was founded by the co-founder of Ethereum, Charles Hoskinson, who invested all his lessons learnt from the mistakes and gaps of Ethereum into the greatest 3rd generation platform - Cardano.”

Top 3 competitors and tokenomics

Based on the market cap for the Top 100 Cryptocurrencies on coinmarketcap.com, as of June 19, 2018, Cardano is ranked in 8th position with a market cap of $4.329.380.020. The top 3 competitors for Cardano are Litecoin, IOTA, and EOS, as these cryptocurrencies have almost similar market caps. The demand for these 3 cryptocurrencies will weigh on their price value in the future, with a focus on business and even marketing solutions to give any competitive edge to any of them, including Cardano.

Cardano charts

Since the introduction of both the Bitcoin and Ethereum protocols, a few problems emerged. Two gaping issues include the scalability of transactions for Bitcoin, and the bugs stemming from Solidity as the standard coding language in the Ethereum network. Named after influential Italian Renaissance polymath, Gerolamo Cardano, Cardano (or ADA) is a Blockchain protocol currently being developed by IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong). Cardano aims to address these issues (among many others) and create a platform to execute smart contracts and to develop and run decentralized applications more efficiently (in addition to launching side chains, multi-party computation, and metadata.)

The protocol itself launched on Sept. 29, 2017, after two years of rigorous research and development by a robust community of academics comprising of the world’s leading scientists, cryptographers, and researchers. The aspect of Cardano’s peer-reviewed development process differentiates itself heavily from other Blockchains.

Ada (ADA) is the name of the cryptocurrency on the Cardano Blockchain. It will have a total supply of 45 billion. ADA will allow users to send value between two parties, pay for a good or service, deposit funds on an exchange, or enter an application.

“Cardano will be built in Haskell code. Haskell uses a math-based approach that results in a much more secure and reliable protocol. The protocol is geared towards protecting privacy rights of users, while also taking into account the needs of regulators. In doing so, Cardano is the first protocol to balance these requirements in a nuanced and effective way, pioneering a new approach for cryptocurrencies.”

The Cardano project seems to have a lot of potential based on its approach, consistency and transparency, and its business purposes for financial transactions. It appears to be flexible, safe, and innovative. However, there are already other competitive projects active, and competition is about to increase further. Cardano has a very active social media presence, is popular on Alexa rankings, and is also active on GitHub. This shows increasing interest. If we had to choose a scenario, we would go with the bullish scenario. The pros seem more than the cons now.

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Constantinople Delay Makes a Dent in Ethereum’s Price

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Since Sunday, Jan. 20, $6 billion has been wiped from the cryptocurrency markets as Bitcoin is trading lower and dragging altcoins with it
Constantinople Delay Makes a Dent in Ethereum’s Price

Since Sunday, Jan. 20, $6 billion has been wiped from the cryptocurrency markets as Bitcoin is trading lower and dragging altcoins with it. The recent delay to Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork brought further dismay and dragged the coin’s price lower, which also allowed Ripple’s XRP to widen the volume gap between the two digital assets.

Currently, there’s an almost $1 billion gap between XRP and ETH, with the former sitting at a 2nd place, just below Bitcoin and the latter occupying 3rd place, having dropped into technical support.

Chart Analysis – ETH/USD

At the time of writing Ethereum was down more than 5% in the last 24 hours, trading around 117 against the US Dollar and testing a key technical support level. In recent past, the pair has hit 117 twice and each time, it was rejected higher with force. This successfully established a double bottom price pattern, which is, in essence, a bullish formation, even more so when it occurs at the (potential) bottom of a downtrend.

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It is important to note that now price is testing said level for the third time, so it can create a triple bottom, which would be an even stronger indication that a move up will follow. As a side note, the spike below 117 (a red candle with long lower wick) is just a result of market inconsistencies because it is not present on most other exchanges apart from Bitfinex.

If the pair cannot form the triple bottom, hence meaning that we are dealing with a break of the double bottom, the outlook will become strongly bearish because usually, a break of a strong formation gives way to extended moves.

Support zone: 117 – 115, 100

Resistance zone: 200 EMA (4-hour charts) and 134

Most likely scenario: high-risk trading, unclear until a bounce or break is obvious

Alternate scenario: timid upside movement based on RSI showing bullish divergence

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Bitcoin Price Pressure Increases. Bounce or Break Scenario In Play

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Bitcoin appears to disregard this alleged oversold condition and has traded lower over the weekend, testing the key support at $3500.
Bitcoin Price Pressure Increases. Bounce or Break Scenario In Play

According to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, “Bitcoin has been oversold”. He recently made the aforementioned statement during the Binance Blockchain Week event which is currently being held in Singapore (January 19 – 22).

However, Bitcoin appears to disregard this alleged oversold condition and has traded lower over the weekend, testing the key support at $3500.

Chart Analysis – BTC/USD

Currently trading around 3550, the pair has rebounded slightly after testing support at 3500 and is now showing a form of bullish divergence: the RSI is making a higher low while the price is making a double bottom.

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This type of divergence is not as strong as the normal one (price is making a lower low and oscillator is making a higher low), but coupled with the double bottom at 3500, which is a bullish pattern, it can trigger upside movement.

The bullish triangle is broken to the downside, so before we can see any upside action, the price must return above the recently broken trend line. If that happens, we could see a climb into the 3700 area.

Support zone: 3500

Resistance zone: bullish trend line followed by 200 EMA (4-hour charts) and 3700 - 3750

Most likely scenario: if 3500 holds, we expect a climb into 200 EMA during the days to come

Alternate scenario: break of double bottom (3500) and move into 3400

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Tron Price Prediction for 2019: How Much Will Be Cost TRX in 2019?

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At the beginning of January Tron is ranked in the 9th position in top 100 cryptocurrencies in terms of their market capitalization on CoinMarketCap.
Tron Price Prediction for 2019: How Much Will Be Cost TRX in 2019?
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Our series of cryptocurrencies articles and their predictions for 2019 and beyond is completed with an article about Tron price prediction 2019. We will mention scenarios about coin price forecast. Results of 2018 will also be shown as a starting point of our trx price prediction article.

Results of 2018

At the beginning of January Tron is ranked in the 9th position in top 100 cryptocurrencies in terms of their market capitalization on CoinMarketCap. Tron has a current value of $0.023808, a market capitalization of $1.586.908.038, a volume for the past twenty hours of $121.976.029, circulating supply of 66.631.954.397 TRX and total supply of 99.231.165.008 TRX.

On Jan. 1, 2018, the price of Tron was $0.044682, a peak was formed early in January 2018 at the price of $0.224499 and ever since a decline followed for the remaining of 2018. The current price of $0.023808 represents a decline of 48% compared to the price on Jan. 1, 2018. What experts think and believe about Tron in 2019?

Tron price prediction 2018

Our Tron price prediction for the remaining of 2018 and more specifically for December 2018 in our article called “Tron Price Prediction for December: One-Month Performance of -42.39%, Can This Change?” was that “The current trend is a strong downtrend and if we must make a TRX price prediction for the remaining of 2018 it is in favor of lower prices. What is a potential range for our price prediction? A level of $0.010-$0.08 for the end of 2018.”

The recent rally of Tron for the past twenty-four hours of about 10% and a current price of $0,020729 proved our Tron coin price prediction wrong. Our trx coin price prediction was based on the current downturn which changed direction in the past two weeks. What are now some Tron price predictions for the year 2019?

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Tron price prediction 2019

Four Tron coin prediction opinions are presented below as a first approach about what could Tron value be in 2019:

  • WalletInvestor.com is very pessimistic about the future business prospects of Tron predicting a 1-year forecast value of $0.000330 or a decline of almost 98%. According to this prediction if price is to move to this very low level then the recent rally would be an opportunity to sell the cryptocurrency. Nevertheless, this article is strictly informational and does not provide any trading recommendation.
  • Smartereum is on the other side with a very different and much wider prediction. They report that analysts are very optimistic about Tron in 2019. Their Tron predictions by the end of 2019 is a price of $12, which is based on fundamental factors, partnerships and advantages, important catalysts for the future price of the cryptocurrency.
  • CoinSwitch is also very optimistic about the price of Tron in 2019. They have a range of $0.05 - $0.06 for the first two quarters of 2019. By the end of 2019 the price could reach $0.11, which is positive as compared to the last year. In 2019, Tron will have positive effects from two important factors, security and privacy.
  • TradingBeasts.com has the following trx predictions for 2019. In January an expected price of $0.02 and in December 2019 a minimum price of $0.05, a maximum price of $0.07 and an average price of $0.05.

Tron price forecast 2019

Theoofy.com presents a few alternative scenarios about TRX price prediction in 2019 based on the positive and negative factors such as high trading volume and large circulating supply. There is a wide price range of $0.3-$0.7 for 2019 which is very optimistic as compared to the current price of $0.020662.

An important note is that the assumption of the constant circulating supply. If the supply changes, this will result in the change in market cap and token price. While this is an important note, we would mention the fact that fundamental factors such as business prospects and applications and a wider adoption of the Blockchain technology worldwide would be very important factors to consider. Regulation is also a key driver for the future price of cryptocurrencies.

Tron price prediction 2020

Tron Price Prediction for 2019: How Much Will Be Cost TRX in 2019?

For 2020 TradingBeasts.com forecasts that during January 2020 a minimum price of $0.05, a maximum price of $0.08 and an average price of $0.06 may be expected. By the end of 2020 in December a large price appreciation is expected with minimum, maximum and average prices of $0.21, $0.30 and $0.24 respectively.

CoinSwitch forecasts that in 2020 Tron for the first time could reach the price of $0.4 and that it will be a year high increased volatility compared to 2019. By the end of 2020 a decline of the price is expected from the price level of $0.30 to $0.24 in December 2020.  Smartereum has mentioned by 2020, the coin is expected to trade at $52.91.

Tron price prediction 2025

Can we make an accurate forecast five or six years from now about the value of Tron in 2025? Logic says that the further we move into the future the less reliable Tron predictions are. But for informational purposes here are some forecasts and TRX price predictions ranges for 2025. DigitalCoin forecasts that the price of Tron in 2025 will reach a maximum value of $0.10024417 in May. By the end of 2025 in December the price could decline to $0.06084865. Another forecast made by thenexttechs.com is that price could go up to $10-$15. With all these trx price prediction ranges we will conclude with our technical analysis for Tron and a conservative approach with a bullish and a bearish scenario for 2019.

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Tron technical analysis for 2019

Tron Price Prediction for 2019: How Much Will Be Cost TRX in 2019?

The optimistic scenario is that the bottom of $0.011 will mark a trend change with a recent uptrend formed and price could move up to the range of $0.035 - $0.051, a range with significant consolidation during 2018. For this to happen the price should close above the declining 200-period exponential moving average with a current figure of $0.0266. It is already a positive factor that price is trading above the 20-period and 50-period daily exponential moving averages. If global regulation issues provide a safer and more reliable environment for the cryptocurrency market in 2019 these price levels may be reached as they are probable and can be considered realistic based on the recent high volatility of the cryptocurrency in 2018.

An important level of resistance is $0.029 which is very close to the current value of the 200-period daily exponential moving average. We do not believe that the high price of $0.10 will be reached in 2019 or in the following years as it would only be feasible due to a higher demand for Tron and speculative momentum. Another crucial reason that could support a price appreciation for Tron in 2019 would be increased interest in ICOs and investments in the Blockchain industry. More capital raised, invested and used for business applications and solutions could send the price of Tron higher than our range of $0.035 - $0.051. Odds are according to our opinion that this most probably will not happen in 2019.

The pessimistic scenario is that price could fall below the recent $0.011 bottom. How low could price go is a tough answer, and a price of $0.0 is certainly a potential price. Without fundamental catalysts a more realistic price in the event price is to decline further would be the range of $0.05 - $0.08.

For now, a consolidation zone of $0.011- $0.028 is evident and at some point, in 2019 a breakout should occur. This wide range could send the price much lower in the event our pessimistic scenario is the one to be materialized. As a conclusion for our technical analysis for Tron in 2019, we estimate that the high volatility experienced in the cryptocurrency market in 2018 should continue in 2019. This high volatility makes the Tron predictions highly unpredictable.

All the opinions mentioned above about Tron price predictions should be taken only as informative. Only time will tell what the real price of Tron will be in 2019. 2018 proved a tough year for cryptocurrency. This does not mean that trends could change in 2019 without some pivotal developments.

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Bitcoin SV Price Prediction. A Top-Ten Cryptocurrency You Need to Know About

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Bitcoin SV made news recently when it overtook the tenth spot in terms of cryptocurrency market cap. The token network is now worth about $1.35 billion and is likely to increase is worth in the coming months. Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin Satoshi Version, is a hard-fork of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain that is giving its parent a run for its money. The BSV is meant to embody the vision of Bitcoin’s founder Satoshi Nakamoto and bring the power of currency back “to the people”.

The real purpose of BSV is to tackle four fundamental problems within the Bitcoin universe and that is where its value lies. These include stability, scalability, security, and safety; the caveat is that we’ve heard all this before, and didn’t those issues lead to Bitcoin’s previous hard-forks?

BSV/USD is under pressure, but the outlook is bullish

Like most cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin SV has been under pressure in the last few months. A lack of coherent regulation and uncertainty for blockchain’s future are largely to blame. The good news is that the token has been stabilizing near the $75 range where it appears to be well support.

BSV/USD Chart

In the near-term, the pair is facing good support at the bullish trend line seen on the chart below. This support is consistent with the horizontal level at 75 but may be broken in the next few days or weeks. The reason is BSV hasn’t shown any type of bullish pressure so it’s very likely to see a break of said support, en route to 70 and possibly the low at 65.

BSV/USD Chart

Such a move would be a buying opportunity. The token is a match for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, both trading well above the $75 or so we are seeing for BSV. A move up is likely to see BSV touch and surpass the $175 level (where Bitcoin Cash is trading) on its way to retest the all-time highs near $225.

Bitcoin SV (BSV) wallet could double up as authenticating device

In a recent Medium post, Craig Wright, Bitcoin SV’s biggest protagonist and chief scientist at nChain, outlined a new way of using BSV’s wallet: as an authenticating method for smart cards. The application focuses on “the use of electronic cards (“smart cards”) to facilitate secure, feasible, yet user-friendly system authentication through a Bitcoin (SV) wallet.”

According to Wright, the application will comply with AML/KYC rules and could be used to verify identity documents (passports, etc.) and to increase the security of payments and/or file encryption. When or if the application becomes usable, remains to be seen but if they manage to deliver a working version sooner rather than later, Bitcoin SV’s price will most likely be affected.

There is some risk to this token as it still new but we’re talking about cryptocurrency here, risk is the name of the game until the regulation is consistent around the world. When that comes you can expect to see this and most other major cryptocurrencies spike sharply higher.

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Cardano (ADA) Out of Top 10. Bitcoin SV Replaces It

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Cardano (ADA) Out of Top 10. Bitcoin SV Replaces It

The two cryptocurrencies have recently switched places, with Bitcoin SV overtaking ADA to “steal” the number 10 spot by market capitalization according to data from CoinMarketCap. At the time of writing, Bitcoin SV stands at $1.3 billion, while Cardano (ADA) has a market cap of just over $1.1 billion.

Chart Analysis – ADA/USD

ADA/USD chart

After failing to touch the key resistance at $0.060 and reaching a high at $0.056 on January 9, ADA has been on a downslide, finding support at $0.040. It is down more than 10.0% over the last 7 days but up 2.6% in the last 24 hours, according to aggregate data from CoinMarketCap.

The 200 period Exponential Moving Average is flat on the four-hour chart and the RSI is neutral, moving in the middle of the range and showing that control doesn’t clearly belong to either side from a medium-term perspective, although in the short term, the bias is bearish.

If 0.040 is breached, the pair will find support at 0.037 and a break of the latter will open the door for an extended drop into 0.030 – 0.028. First resistance sits at 0.050 – 0.051 and until it is broken, the chances of a strong move up are low.

Support zone: 0.040 – 0.037

Resistance zone: 0.050 (0.051)

Most likely scenario: break of immediate support, move into 0.037; choppy price action

Alternate scenario: recovery and move into 0.050 area

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