EXPREAD: New Trading Paradigm to Put Centralization to Halt

From this article you will learn about a new trading paradigm that aims to tackle the problem of centralization
09 February 2018   430

After Bitcoin was first conceived and announced, it was commonly perceived as a currency to put a lid on centralization of finance and bring financial freedom to people. However, as the industry and the user base expanded, numerous exchanges popped up offering people to trade some of this freedom for comfort.

With hashing power in Bitcoin concentrated in the hands of only a few major players, and exchanges operating on centralized paradigm prone to hacks, inside jobs and other risks inherent in older models, the cryptocurrency industry is incredibly far from the ideals of decentralization outlined by Satoshi Nakamoto almost ten years ago.

Safety and privacy guaranteed by mathematically unbreakable algorithms of cryptocurrency are absent or almost absent from most exchanges present nowadays. Keeping your cryptocurrency at an exchange is commonly regarded as being next to madness. The question of privacy is off the table as well. The remarkable instances of numerous exchanges that went down with a fuss, halted withdrawals or closed due to failure to comply with regulations demonstrate that the system that ought to bring freedom to people doesn’t really work.

There have been numerous attempts to make it up with decentralization. One of the most remarkable instances of such is EXPREAD, a solution that goes beyond a single exchange but aims to tackle the problem of creeping centralization as a whole.

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EXPREAD liquidity model enables a seamless aggregation of the market depth to harvest the synergy value from unified liquidity pool.

 

Carlos Gao 

Сo-founder, EXPREAD

What EXPREAD offers is an umbrella ecosystem for exchanges that may operate in both centralized or decentralized fashion while having a common order book thus creating a seamless trading framework. Essentially, such an ecosystem would combine the user-friendliness of centralized exchanges with the safety and privacy of their decentralized peers. Both kinds of exchanges will be built on top of this framework thus making things easier for users and exchange administrators. The system will also make it simple for anyone to create their own exchange if they will.

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2018 promises to be an important year for our platform as the team puts forth a global agenda in order to ensure its fast and sustainable development through acquiring strong partnerships and further funding. We are inviting the active crypto enthusiasts to join our telegram global community in order to gain more insight directly from the founders and technical team of the platform.

 

Leo Liu

CEO, EXPREAD

It is, of course, a question whether the wider community of traders gets onboard such a solution as it would require them to relinquish something, though flawed and far from perfect but well-known and perfectly understood.

The model offered by EXPREAD, however, has the potential to bring about decentralization that went missing from the cryptocurrency industry years ago.

Electroneum to update its blockchain

Electroneum announced that new code will be released on May 30 as its blockchain reaches Block 307500
26 April 2018   50

Electroneum announced its fork is scheduled to take place at block 307500 on May 30. The fork is special as it will not result in two currencies: this is achieved by allowing all the exchanges and pools to update their software in advance. The update covers the following aspects

  • anti-ASIC code:

the implementation of such code will ensure security against any network attack

  • increase of transfer fee:

to ensure Electroneum blockchain withstands blockchain flooding, base fee will be increased to 0.1 ETN

  • block size increase before penalty:

the increase will allow miners to scale the blocks faster and get more transactions into a block

  • disabling of RingCT and Mixin:

disabling some privacy features with letting wallets remain private will get a less wait to fit a transaction into a block and a leaner blockchain size

  • 3 days mempool life:

it will ensure a reduction of the possibility of the returned transactions

Readers will be able to find the rest of the remaining details of the update here. As for the market indicators for Electroneum, here is what they look like at the moment of publication:

  • Average price   $0.024453
  • Market cap         $166,770,279
  • Volume (24H)    $1,234,100