Charlie Lee’s Clones Give away Fake LTC in Twitter

Charlie Lee, founder of a cryptocurrency called Litecoin, reported on the large number of fake Twitter accounts that use his name and distribute scam to provide users with fake LTC.

Most of the scammers write from accounts that look similar to Charlie Lee`s original profile – @SatoshiLite. These are, for instance, @SatoshiLitez and @SatoshiLitee. These fake profiles copy the original one completely. Fraudsters, however, offer different number of Litecoins to be destributed –  from 50 to 500 LTC.

Fraudsters probably expected their scum to look trustworthy enough as Lee announced that he had sold and donated all his Litecoins in December, 2017.

The founder of the Ethereum Vitalik Buterin joked in his Twitter:

Currently all fake Twitter-profiles mentioned in the article are still active. Beware and do not let fraudsters get you!

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New Trend: Why Companies Replacing the Term “Blockchain” to “DLT”

Due to harmful hype to innovative chain of transaction blocks, some companies use “DLT” instead of “Blockchain”, which stands for Distributed Ledger Technology.

The term replacing begins with that some organisations, in their advertising and informational campaigns, decided to change the word “Blockchain” to “DLT”. Such a move connected with the hype about the blockchain technology. Therefore the companies, in order to take some of the negative from them,went on that kind of cunning. In this regard, an independent analytical company Forrester Research has made their own investigation.

Company analytics point out, that “Blockchain” is a trend-word of crypto industry, which many crypto projects abused. The word is used even when the technology isn’t used in the product. The usage of “Blockchain” for the hype invalidate the technology itself.  Since, the blockchain in general is associated with cryptocurrency, when the company which are not related to the world of cryptocurrency, decided to go away from the naming technology and started to use the word “DLT” , in order not to associate their activity with the digital money.

Meanwhile, the word “Blockchain” overtakes the word “Cryptocurrency” by frequency of requests in the world search, according to the Google Trends.

Source:Google Trends

We want to remind you:

The Number of Searches for “Bitcoin” in Google Has Skyrocketed

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Vinny Lingham is Clear About Bitcoin: “I don’t think we see $20k for a while”

Significant part of crypto community, still cannot recover from the fall of the cryptocurrency, the rate of which is still in a red zone. According to the CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin, at the moment of writing the article, is set on at $3 747 per coin and still falling.

But some representatives of crypto community have their own view about the situation on the market and predict their own price of Bitcoin.

Vinny Lingham, an Internet entrepreneur, Co-founder and CEO of Civic, has answered to a few question of The Coin Shark, to clarify the situation on the market:

Hello, Vinny. What do you think, will Bitcoin be able to overcome the $20 thousand mark next year?

I took a $20k bet with Ronnie Moas in Vegas, last month. He predicted $28k by EOY 2019. I disagreed. I don’t think we see $20k for a while, at the very least 2020, but possibly even 2021.

In your opinion, what is the problem with cryptocurrency at the moment?

There is too much hype, and not enough substance, as well as too much focus on the technology and not enough focus on the business or consumer value add.

Can Ethereum become the leader in 2019?

It is possible, but unlikely unless they can fix the scaling issues and deal with the lack of consensus within their community.

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Seven EU Member States United To Adopt Blockchain In Their Countries

Several European countries, namely France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, Greece and Malta, signed an agreement to promote and boost blockchain adoption in their regions. They argue the blockchain technology is able to strengthen their economics, as well as increase well-being of the population.

The declaration, signed on December 4, also anticipates collaboration on development of the technology, so that countries listed above become leading regions in this sector.

“We believe that Distributed Ledger Technologies could be one of the instruments that can help our countries [the Southern European Union countries] transform their economies and society into truly digital ones and become a leading region in this sector.”

From their point of view, blockchain may be used in different spheres, such as certifying product origin, education, transport, mobility, shipping, land registry, customs, company registry, and healthcare.

Malta’s parliamentary secretary for digital economy, Silvio Schembri, was extremely excited by this news, tweeting that he is “proud” to see Malta being a “leading role” on blockchain cooperation.

We remind you:

A New Blockchain Association To Be Launched By The European Commission

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Bitcoin`s Overvaluation: Who Can Take Its Place?

Many experts think that Bitcoin is overvalued and that its real value is less, than the market one. Well, in this article let’s talk about the main cryptocurrency, discuss its disadvantages, the current situation, and forecasts for the future. So, first things first.

BTC`s place in rating now (rate, capitalization, market share)

The cryptocurrency industry is not having its finest hour nowadays. Over the past week, the market capitalization has decreased by $70 billion and today this mark is $123 billion. Despite the total prices collapse, Bitcoin retains its leading position – the market share of 54.4%. Now the market is too volatile, so the numbers that will be given in this material may differ from the real ones. For the moment of writing this article 1 BTC costs $3,880, and the capitalization of the coin is around at 67 billion dollars. It is possible, that when you read this article the above values ​​will be different.

Why BTC is considered as overvalued?

At the end of 2017, the BTC rate briefly exceeded $20,000. At that time, this asset was extremely overbought and overvalued. Euphoria reigned in the market, an increasing number of investors wanted to enter the market. But such a growth could not last forever, so a rapid pullback followed after.

Bitcoin has nothing to do with the physical world and by itself can not have real value, in the usual sense. What is BTC? This is just a set of data that is stored on the blockchain. Its value is determined by investors faith, as well as the users base. The problem is that the Bitcoin`s network in its current form is not able to process a large number of transactions quickly. This is one of the limiting factors on the coin`s path to get a universal acceptance.

Who can push Bitcoin from the first place?

Currently more than 2,000 different cryptocurrency projects are released. Is it really possible to find at least one coin from all this long list, that can take the first place in the global rating of cryptocurrencies? This is a rather complicated question, there is no definite answer on it. But speaking about the near future, the most answer will be “no”. The fact is, that now (the end of 2018) BTC holds a 54.4% share of the total cryptocurrency market. This means, that the remaining 2000-plus coins together make up only 45.6%.

But in the longer term, there is a chance, that some kind of token or coin will still be able to take first place. What cryptocurrency projects are capable to do this?

1.Ripple

Lately, it takes the honorable second place in global rating CoinMarketCap.

  • Price: 35 cents;
  • Market capitalization: $14 billion;
  • Issue: 100 billion tokens.

In short, the Ripple technology allows a large number of users to share assets at the same time. The project got its feet on the ground, and what is most important it is used in real life. This technology is used by large banks in order to reduce the cost of transactions (Earthport, Bank of America, HSBC, etc.). Ripple is able to process more than 1,500 transactions per second, with minimal fees (0.00001 XRP). Given the potential value of this project and the huge number of tokens, it can be assumed that Ripple has every chance to win first place in the global cryptocurrency rating.

2. Ethereum

  • Price: 109 dollars;
  • Market capitalization: 11 billion dollars;
  • Issue: unlimited (currently more than 103 million coins have been mined).

Ethereum firmly held the second place for a long time, but the last wave of correction moved it to the 3rd line in this list. We want to remind you, that literally in early November 2018, Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum`s creator) said that the project is waiting for a major update in the near future. If the developers succeed in doing all that, Buterin said, this will have a good affect on the future rate of the coin.

All other coins are too far from the top three in terms of capitalization and popularity among the masses. Potentially, almost any coin from the TOP-100, can get ahead in future, but its probability is extremely small.

Conclusion

For over ten years Bitcoin is the main cryptocurrency in the industry. The overwhelming majority of people when hear the word “cryptocurrency” unconsciously imply Bitcoin. Of course, BTC has its disadvantages, but the development team is working hard to eliminate them. This is a very complex process, the implementation of which requires a lot of time.

So, if we analyze this issue, we can say with confidence that it is unlikely, that any other coin will be able to take Bitcoin`s place in the near future.

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How to Explain to Your Grandparents in 10 Minutes What is Bitcoin?

The older generation often perceive innovations as something supernatural and incredulous refer about them. But, what should you do, if you need to explain to your grandparents what is bitcoin, despite the fact they are afraid of picking up a mobile phone? 🙂
Of course we exaggerate! But since, the cryptocurrency little by little captures the world finance market, bursting into the life of those, who aren’t interested in it – your grandparents should be prepared.

For this The Coin Shark had developed a strategy, which will help you to explain what is Bitcoin in 10 minutes. During the experiment, none of the grandparents didn’t refuse to descend the legacy to their grandchildren 🙂

Stage #1: “Bitcoin – is like a paper money, but not made of paper”

Remember, never try to explain to older generation about the innovations on the developers slang. We recommend you to draw an analogy with the things which are more understandable for them.

It is better to compare Bitcoin with the ordinary money. Explain them, that it has the same value as the paper money, in which they receive the allowance. You can also buy goods and pay for services by using Bitcoin.

Do not forget to specify that the cryptocurrency are not made of paper, but encrypted by computer code. The ordinary money which we receive we can touch but the digital – not. Because they are stored on the computer, while the ordinary money in the wallet.

As far back as you can go that cryptocurrency is based on cryptographic methods, its management is decentralized and it works on the blockchain technology – your grandparents may think that you are possessed by a demon. All this stuff are clear only to our crypto space.

Stage #2: “Miners – are gold miners”

After the first stage is complete, it is logically that your grandparents will ask you – “how to get them?”

The old and proven method of the analogy also works here. We all know that we earn Bitcoin by mining. We associate it with a gold mining. And we clarify that while mining the cryptocurrency hoes,picks are not used, but a computer.

If you see understanding in the eyes of your beloved grandparents, than you can add, that Bitcoin can be bought on the internet. Specify, where and how is not necessary.

Stage #3: “Spend Bitcoin in the specialized store”

Before telling to your grandparents, where they can buy products by bitcoin, they need to know, that it has its own rate as well as the dollar. Except the rate depends on demand. Prepare sedative, because once they know the price for one BTC they will be very surprised. Only we are complaining here, that “Bitcoin is dying” , and it will be shock for them, that only one coin can cost 4 thousand dollars. I guess you realise that you should keep silence about the rate of 20 thousand dollars.

Now you can tell them : “Since Bitcoin – is unusual money, they are spent only in the special stores”.
Good job, the grandparents are ready! Now they can tell to their friends about Bitcoin. And if they are not afraid of computer, and they were interested in your story, than in the “For Beginners” section, they may find more about the cryptocurrency #1.   

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How Much ETH is Stored on Vitalik Buterin’s Wallet?

Everyone who knows about the existence of digital money, wants to “fill” their wallet with them. Not surprisingly,  that usual cryptocurrency holders are interested in how many coins are stored on the famous crypto sharks wallets.

In the cryptocurrency world there are many opinion leaders. However, by right, Satoshi Nakamoto and Vitalik Buterin are considered as the most influential. Since, we don’t know anything about the first one (moreover, there is an assumption that, this is a group of developers), the second one is open for the crypto world. That is why The Coin Shark will share a secret with you, namely, we will tell you how many personal ETH Vitalik Buterin had.

Who’s Vitalik Buterin?

Briefly, he is “the father” of Ethereum. But it will be too boring, and will not reveal Vitalik, as a whale,on which the crypto industry is holding.

Vitalik Buterin – is a person, whose name the attention of the whole crypto industry is focused on. His innovations set trends, his words turn into genius saying. Hi is often cited in the well-known publications, and based on his “brainchild” blockchain many projects are launched and operate.

If it still not enough for you, then our Crypto Story will tell more about Vitalik Buterin in an interesting and unusual format:

Crypto Story: Vitalik Buterin

The quantity of Buterin’s personal ETH

After a harsh critic by an american economist Nouriel Roubini, famous for his negative attitude towards cryptocurrency, Buterin said, that he never owned more than 0,9% from the total issued ETH. So far, more than 100 million ETH have been released, according to TheNextWeb.

It seems, Vitalik indeed have nothing to hide. On Twitter, he posted a link to his crypto wallet.

At the time of writing, 355 ETH are stored on Buterin’s wallet. According to the current rate – $114.82, the programmer’s capital is $40,761.

That is, according to the income of 24-year-old programmer, at least according to his personal ETH,cannot be called a billionaire. However, the Fortune still considers Buterin, as one of the most influential young businessman.

Vitalik Buterin and Pavel Durov Entered the Rating of the Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs According to Fortune

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