ICARUS is basically a Google Chrome extension that works as a full wallet without the copy of the blockchain on it. This is the major difference compared to other wallets thus making it a light wallet that offers full functionality.
This project was inspired by Google’s Android development approach. Icarus will make sure that Cardano can work as efficiently on a broader range of devices. This is very helpful for people who don’t have great quality connectivity because the blockchain doesn’t have to be downloaded. Also, Icarus can easily be ported to Mozilla Firefox and mobile phone apps. This is great for developers that work on the Cardano blockchain.
The team was inspired to bring a wallet like these because they believed that mobile wallets are relatively insecure. This is why Icarus can be audited by a security partner. Icarus is the first step towards easier and greater accessibility of the ADA token. The browser installers are just one click away and Cardano users will have an easier time to purchase ADA.
Cardano is currently an altcoin that is ranked 8th on Coinmarketcap with a market cap of around $3.5 billion. Hoskinson, who is one of the people behind it, was also behind Ethereum (ETH) as well as the crypto startup Invictus Innovations and the crypto tech company IOHK.
Cardano has a lot of advantages. It is built with two layers, the first one called Cardano Settlement layer which handles the ledger balance and then there is the second layer called Cardano Computation layer. The second layer can be used to build decentralized apps and smart contracts. Cardano is built based on a Haskell programming language which is extremely secure.
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"In my opinion, blockchain and crypto-related investment opportunities will be one of the fastest growing sectors in the alternative asset management space in the next 10 years. This means that every alternative asset manager will have to create a strategy to help their LPs gain exposure to the nascent industry," Pompliano said.Aside from the greens recorded in the top 20 cryptocurrencies, the best performers on the day include the names of Ontology, Ravencoin, Tezos, Huobi Token, and KuCoin Shares - all recording gains from 12% to 25% on the day.
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“No matter how these small projects are financed (via an ICO, premine, fair launch, dev reward, self-funded etc.), they are essentially young startups in a completely unproven technological field. Such startups are known to have an extremely high failure rate of about 90%,” the analyst explained.The "Wolf of Qtrade.io" also said that only Bitcoin, Ethereum and Monero are the coins that have "traction" and ones that should make up core crypto exposure.
"There’s no denying that there’s a realistic chance that somewhere in the 10% of the projects that survive lies a gem that ends up providing a 10x, 100x, or even 1000x return on investment," he said.Overall, his thoughts are very much in line with the other traders in the crypto community which now recommend investing only in the cryptocurrencies one can afford to lose and building the portfolio around high-cap coins such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
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“The trend lines are affirmative for its future. I don’t know if that’s ten years, and I don’t know if that’s 20 years, but it’s affirmative. I don’t know what it is. I know it’s an alternative way to trade, and therefore, I gotta learn about it, and I gotta be honest, as mayor, it’s not the top 100 things I would have to learn about.”Emmanuel also noted that the nation states are falling apart while the "city states are emerging." This is why Chicago and other major cities have their own wage laws, some of them even have their own income taxes and many other different regulations. In times when countries like Iran and Venezuela are facing financial embargoes, cryptocurrency can be a possible way to maintain global transactions, according to Emanuel.
"Nation states are falling apart, or receding. City states are emerging, so the political structures we all grew up under are changing. One day, somebody's going to figure out - whether that's Argentina, ten years from now, five years from now - how to use cryptocurrencies to stay alive when their facing a financial crisis, and then you're going to find out that this moment has arrived," he confidently said.To sum things up, Emanuel said that he believes that "an alternative way of currency dealing with the debt markets is going to happen" at some point in the future.
The trend lines are affirmative for its future. I don't know if that's ten years, and I don't know if that's 20 years, but it's affirmative. I don't know what it is. I know it's an alternative way to trade, and therefore, I gotta learn about it, and I gotta be honest, as mayor, it's not the top 100 things I would have to learn about," Emanuel concluded.
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