Top 10 crypto projects – Second Semester 2019

  1. BNB (Binance coin)

With the popularity that this issue has managed to address across the globe, it is expected that many people without knowledge of cryptocurrencies will begin to inquire about the best way to start investing, and one of the most prevalent thanks to the platform that supports it it’s the Binance coin.

Not only that when you take advantage of the platform you get a discount, but also the transaction fees are guaranteed, which is quite attractive.


  1. XRP (Ripple)

Although the price may look quite low, this does not define at all the characteristics that this altcoin can provide, due to its principle which works slightly different from the other cryptocurrencies.

Ripple was created to finance large institutions, and with the popularity recently taken in Asia large movements are expected.


  1. EOS

Although Ethereum has been highlighted as one of the altcoin with enormous technological advances, EOS has taken giant steps to make itself known in the market, with the ease of not necessarily possessing programming knowledge to understand the functions of it, together to the use of different tools and numerous other services.


  1. BTC (Bitcoin)

While you can hear predictions about possible declines in this altcoin, its popularity cannot be underestimated at all, being the most outstanding in the current market can bring great surprises throughout the second half of this year.


  1. XLM (Stellar)

This crypto has become quite important, both for its integration with smart contact protocols and also for the financial service with large corporations, there are quite a lot of expectations in this regard.


  1. IOTA

Being one of the well-known decentralized currencies in the market, there are expectations that IOTA can generate significant changes in the remainder of 2019, thanks to its scalability in transactions and that it is simply modular.


  1. ETH (Ethereum)

The top 2 of the most recognized crypto cannot simply be inconsiderate from this list, being one of the most invested by large blockchain institutions, its power in the market and in the different organizations and their hands subject to it make known what can contribute globally.


  1. LTC (Litecoin)

This is an interesting and one of the best long-term altcoins to invest. Litecoin is ready to become the next peer-to-peer payment facilitator, with the fastest and most efficient block processing speed that sustains impacted miners, this crypto has a much more decentralized work test algorithm than Bitcoin.


  1. XEM (NEM)

Not for nothing is it marked as one of the next peer-to-peer in payments and transfers, but NEM in its addition is generating quite a lot of noise in the Malaysian market, with its collaboration towards government institutions, security and technology, and its outstanding approach to business customers.


  1. TRX (Tron)

Recently, this altcoin has acquired BitTorrent, which allows the development of different disconnection methods in safe and decentralized torrents for the future. These innovations can facilitate the spreading of files over a network, and collect them for users to download.

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Updates about the Projects Stellar and Cardano

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Stellar Updates

Protocol 11 Improvements

On Monday June 10, validators will vote to upgrade the network to Protocol 11. In advance of that vote, the stellar team wants to talk through some improvements introduced in that version of the protocol, and to let the community know what they mean for developers, users, and businesses building on Stellar.

The three main changes that will occur are the following:

  • Better transaction pricing
  • Improved network capacity
  • The introduction of buy offers

When the team talk about better transaction pricing, this is referred to fees and how they will be fixed: people will be able to submit the amount they were willing to pay to add their transaction to the ledger. You can pay the fee you specified, or, if that fee was too low, ran the risk of getting clutched out by surge pricing.

Capacity is determined by validators, who vote on ledger limits as part of SCP. Preferably, they set it high enough to allow the network to support an increasing volume of activity but low enough to allow nodes with access to lower-end hardware and slower connectivity to keep up.

In addition to pricing and network adjusting improvements, Protocol 11 also leads a new operation that allows users and financial institutions to express buy offers more intuitively and accurately than before will a new exiting tool.

ManageBuyOffer, will be the perfect gizmo to submit actual buy offers. With it, you can specify the maximum amount of an asset that you are willing to buy, and the amount you’re willing to pay for it.


Cardano Updates

David Esser, Senior Product Manager of Cardano, joined the Cardano Effect podcast in an episode where he talked about:

  • His background, how he came to IOHK and how he collaborates with the rest of the Cardano project team
  • Some insights on the development processes used within the project
  • How IOHK’s research and formal methods approach gets translated into real code
  • The different development eras of Cardano from Byron to Basho, and how these fit together
  • How Atala fits into the story

David also shared the news that the first staking testnet is coming in June – starting with a small, closed pool of trusted stake pool operators. This will be a minimum viable product as the first iteration and we’ll be adding out more functionality and more operators over the next 3-4 months.

The Cardano Effect hosts on the podcast also point to the Best Practices stakepool channel on Telegram 36 as a place to go to get more involved.

In addition, Cardano is being developed as a decentralized public blockchain protocol and smart contracts platform that is fully open source. It is a collection of base layer protocols that will enable an ecosystem of decentralized applications to develop, facilitating the peer-to-peer.

The Cardano project is being developed and supported by three independent entities in a collaborative approach: IOHK, Emurgo and Cardano Foundation.