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New Study Says Demand For Crypto From Millennials Is On A Rapid Rise

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A new study emerged in the crypto news section of our site – this time conducted by Deidre Campbell who is the Global Chair of Financial Services at Edelman. Reported by the New York Post, the study focuses on the popularity of Bitcoin and crypto in general as a long-term investment among millennials.

As Campbell said:

“Anyone that has crypto tells me they wish they bought it sooner.”

Her study on millennials revealed that more than 25% of them are already using or holding digital assets. Moreover, 30% of the respondents disclosed an interest in investigating and studying cryptocurrencies with plan to invest in the near future – which makes up to 55% of millennials who already invested or are planning to invest in the emerging asset class.

The study also saw that millennials do not trust banks, mainly because of the inefficient systems and outdated models that fail to address the needs of younger investors.

The use of cryptocurrencies by millennials in other markets such as the US, South Korea and Japan with established exchanges, payment processors and all types of crypto-friendly platforms is expected to rise as well.

For instance, the government of South Korea has recognized cryptocurrency exchanges as a legitimate financial institutions and is leading many initiatives to convince young talents to enter this market, especially the blockchain industry.

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Matic Network Surges 76% In A Day, Slowly Becomes A Favorite

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Matic Network, a crypto project backed by the crypto exchange giant Coinbase, surged up to 76 percent in 24 hours. The project is aimed at scaling ethereum and it traded at $0.31 with a market cap of $66.8 million so we read more about this amazing project in today’s altcoin news. The daily trading volume of the Matic Network is over $250 million which means that the daily volume of some other larger projects such as Monero, IOTA and Cardano is exceeded. Since the beginning of May, the coin increased by more than 600 percent. The main goal of the Matic Network is basically a blockchain solution or a scalability solution. The startup provides an off-chain scaling toll of the Ethereum network but for other existing networks as well. It aims to ensure a better user experience regarding the decentralized applications. The ecosystem incorporates a digital wallet, SDKs, payment APIs, and ID solutions. There are other products that are implemented in the project as well that will enable developers to build and shift dapps developed on other platforms such as Ethereum. The Matic network will use a modified version of Plasma but with a Proof-of-Stake based side chains. The project is still in its early ages. It was launched on Binance less than a month ago which means that Binance is responsible for more than 98% of the token’s trading volume. Matic is one of the Binance Launchpad coins that expressed some impressive returns and benefits. Matic revealed that it has joined the Binance Info transparency initiative that will help investors to always be updated about the progress of the project. The community now hopes that the Matic network will be listed on Coinbase since the team announced they secured funding from the Coinbase Ventures. As reported in the latest cryptocurrency news, Matic will integrate another Coinbase-backed crypto the USD Coin on its sidechains. Coinbase, on the other hand, will let its wallet users use the Matic network in order to transfer and trade cryptocurrencies. Investors believe that Coinbase should list the token but some members of the community believe that the project won't benefit a whole lot from the listing.
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MakerDAO Token Holders Vote On Whether To Lower Stability Fees By 2%

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The MakerDAO token holders are in the coming altcoin news because of a vote which would decide whether to decrease the so-called stability fee for MakerDAO's Ethereum blockchain-based decentralized stablecoin named DAI. The vote was officially announced on the organization's blog on May 17.
"The Maker Foundation Interim Risk Team has placed an Executive Vote into the voting system, which will enable the community to enact a new Dai Stability Fee of 17.5%. The Executive Vote (FAQ) will continue until the number of votes surpasses the total in favor of the previous Executive Vote. This is a continuous approval vote," is what the announcement shared in our latest cryptocurrency news notes.
If the decision is approved and the vote comes out positive, the proposal would decrease the stability fee by 2% to 17.5% per year. As the announcement outlined, the need to decrease the fee was discussed by the project's governance and now the MakerDAO token holders need to decide on it. For those of you who don't know, MakerDAO is looking to change the yearly stability fee in an attempt to improve the token's peg to the US dollar - especially after the exchange price has been hovering above the $1 level. The stability fee was a hot topic in the altcoin news and is seen as a charge that is levied by Maker participants when DAI is used for loans. In March, the MakerDAO token holders already decided to raise the stability fee (even twice), first to 3.5% and then to 7.5% per year. In April this year, this fee was further increased by another four percent in the fifth such vote this year which brought it down to 11.5%. The further votes brought the rate up to 19.5% at the beginning of the current month. As we already reported (and many best cryptocurrency news sites did too) at the end of the previous month, DAI has been struggling to maintain its peg. Aside from the MakerDAO token holders and their decisions, the president and chief operating officer claimed that DAI's value had been stabilized as of the beginning of May. On top of this, at the end of April, the chief technology officer at MakerDAO, Andy Milenius, published an open letter dated April 3 to explain his concerns over the project's internal conflicts.
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Binance Launchpad Projects Make Up To 620% Returns

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Binance Launchpad projects seem to be making spectacular returns after the CEO of the company congratulated the platform on Twitter. Following the latest cryptocurrency news, the Binance Coin is also increasing and reached up to 40% increase since the hack. The Binance Coin (BNB) did well after the massive hack where 7,000 bitcoins were stolen from the hot wallets of the exchange. In the meantime, the success of the Binance Launchpad projects in offering new crypto to investors is boosting the business and keeps up the demand for the coin high. Even before the retail investors and Wall Street hedge funds started closing up on bitcoin this spring, the Binance Launchpad was the leading altcoin in 2019. It was the best gainer among the top 100 cryptocurrencies and still manages to hold that position. Back in February as reported in the altcoin news, the Binance Launchpad projects resulted in the issuance of two token-sale sessions for TRON’s Founder BitTorrent (BTT) which was for the purchases in BNB coin and the other for purchases in TRON (TRX). The token sale ended in less than 15 minutes. If binance deployed more computing power it might have influenced the process in terms of time and could have completed the ICO in less time. Binance Launchpad's Fetch (FET) token sale was over in 10 seconds. Those who managed to buy it off the platform have managed to make 119 percent returns on their investments. Also, Celer (CELR) and Matic (MATIC) in April generated up to 126% and %620 gains from the Launchpad prices. All of the Binance Launchpad projects are selected carefully. The applicants that are chosen enjoy the support of the startup accelerator. They also gain resources and direction but most importantly, the reputation that comes along with the Binance name. A large part of the value in the binance Launchpad comes because of the professionals hired to do their job which is helping the investors what coins to buy. The value in Binance comes also with the professionalism, knowledge, and competence of Changpeng Zhao and his team. Crypto investors seem to believe in the largest crypto exchange platform by volume since they are pouring their money into it.
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Ripple’s CEO Says 6% Of SWIFT Transactions Involve Human Intervention

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Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse spoke during a session at the Swiss National Bank Conference where he stated that around six percent of the SWIFT transactions are in need of human intervention. Amid the reports that Ripple misrepresented the actual amounts of XRP in their escrow accounts, in today’s altcoin news we focus on something else. Despite the reports, the US-based blockchain company is the fastest growing network in the world. Garlinghouse further explained that the SWIFT transactions add ‘’time and cost’’ and pointed out that the cost implies on the fees associated with the transactions but also on the ‘’pre-funding’’ or the capital required for commercial banks that are added on the drawbacks on the financial system. Ripple’s CEO pointed out that the current cross-border payment systems are tangled with problems such as high costs and slow processing time. He added that these pre-funding costs are a burden to the people who are the least able to afford them. Garlinghouse added:
“.. instead you can use a digital asset to have global liquidity on demand now we build upon a tech stack of an open-source technology called XRP”
Brad praised the digital coin of Ripple and stated that XRP is much cheaper and faster on a ‘’per transaction basis’’ than Bitcoin ever was by a ‘’thousand times.’’ According to him, global payments today are not into the age of the Internet. He also pointed out in the latest cryptocurrency news that the blockchain technology has the ability to change all of the existing payments settlements dynamics by removing the ‘’central counterparty’’ and due to its unique ability to ‘’transact without the need for trust.’’ While he was explaining the subject of interoperability, Garlinghouse said that it was an important factor and noted:
 “We’re trying to solve a problem, selling technologies to banks and financial institutions to solve a cross-border payments problem.”
Ripple’s CEO outlined that the company is not focused on the Central Bank Digital Currency issuance and said that interoperability is much more important. Garlinghouse argued that in a world full of central bank digital currencies, interoperability is much needed to solve the cross-border transactions dealings issue. He had earlier dismissed the JPMCoin by the financial giant JPMorgan saying that it suffers from lack of interoperability.
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