Author: Michael Veloff

SALT Lending Platform Allows HODLers to Get Loans

This is the weekly “altcoin corner” article where we explore another project in the greater cryptocurrency ecosystem SALT Lending is a crypto lending platform that allows traders to borrow fiat (most likely in USDT) to use for any purpose, even exchange trading, while keeping their collateral in crypto. This allows them to participate in the regular economy while holding a significant portion of their assets in crypto, rather than having to sell for cash in the bank in order to get a loan. The SALT token trades at a substantially lower price from the collateral credit given to you...

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Why the Weiss Ratings are Flawed: A Case Study

This is the weekly “altcoin corner” article where we explore another project in the greater cryptocurrency ecosystem The new cryptocurrency ratings issued by Weiss were big news this week for crypto traders, and we saw some coins spike significantly with the release of their ratings. The ratings they released were not met by teams involved with rated currencies without controversy. There were a lot of blue chip cryptos that issued critical statements on Twitter and Reddit. Dash, for its part, fared better than most, ranking a C+, putting it on par with Bitcoin and BitShares, and ahead of coins...

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Denarius, the Next New Payment Coin?

This is the weekly “altcoin corner” article where we explore another project in the greater cryptocurrency ecosystem Denarius (DNR) is a cryptocurrency that is only six months old and is looking to compete among the larger cryptos vying to become coins used for payment networks. Denarius features a new proof-of-work algorith called Tribus that is currently ASIC resistant developed by Carsen Klock, a 25 year old blockhain developer who has had experience working as a Dash coder. Denarius is also a proof-of-stake hybrid and is currently considering adding masternodes of 5,000 DNR each. The Denarius community has been very...

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NEO – Prime Contender Against Ethereum in the Smart Contract Space

This is the weekly “altcoin corner” article where we explore another project in the greater cryptocurrency ecosystem NEO is a new player in the smart contract language sector of the cryptoverse, having launched from the AntShares blockchain under a rebrand. They have only been live since Mid-Summer 2017 but have succeeded in launching several large ICO since then, “The Key” being the latest. So what advantages and disadvantages does their platform have when compared to Ethereum’s? Dedicated programming language vs. language flexibility First of all, let’s look at some of the advantages. NEO smart contracts can be programmed in...

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Komodo’s Barter DEX – The New Decentralized DEX Exchange on the Block

This is the weekly “altcoin corner” article where we explore another project in the greater cryptocurrency ecosystem Komodo has been sitting quietly in the upper 50 cryptos on CMC for a while after reaching an all time coin price high of about $14 last month. Their newest released project is Barter DEX, and it appears ready for primetime Beta testing, introducing its new Atomic Swap cirect currency trading for supported coins. You are able to trade blue chip cryptos like Dash, BTC, BCH, LTC, Zcash as well as Jelurida assets that have migrated from the NXT blockchain (Another story...

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