Litecoin Is Now the Miami Dolphins' 'Official Cryptocurrency'

The Miami Dolphins, a popular American football team, have recently partnered with the Litecoin Foundation to start accepting cryptocurrency payments.

According to press release published on Thursday, the partnership between the Litecoin Foundation and the Miami Dolphins will become active in the 2019 NFL season and will see the Dolphins start accepting litecoin payments as their “official cryptocurrency.”

This means American football fans will be able to buy tickets to see games at the team’s Hard Rock Stadium using both litecoin and bitcoin through the team’s 50/50 raffle, which gives half of the proceeds to a charitable organization, the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

The cryptocurrency payments are set to be handled by a third partner in the partnership, a payments processing firm called Aliant Payments. The press release touts the partnership will give Litecoin “the ability to tap into one of the NFL’s largest and most passionate fan bases through in-game branding and advertising opportunities at Hard rock Stadium.”

Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin and the managing director of the Litecoin Foundation, was quoted as saying:

This collaboration propels Litecoin in front of an audience of millions of people around the world at a time where adoption of cryptocurrencies continues to gain momentum and the ecosystem is able to support real world use cases in ways previously not possible.

Lee added the Litecoin Foundation sees this is as a “powerful way to raise awareness and educate people” about litecoin and the cryptocurrency space on a “tremendous scale.” Kim Rometo, the vice president and chief information officer of the Miami Dolphins, noted the partnership will provide its guests the ability to enjoy the 50/50 raffle while donating for charity.

The Liteocin Foundation, a non-profit organization looking to help grow LTC adoption, has notably been making progress over the last few months. Back in December, it partnered with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a leading mixed martial arts organization, to display the Litecoin logo in a title match.

Recently, litecoin was added to cryptocurrency payments startup Flexa’s SPEDN mobile wallet app, allowing users to pay using the cryptocurrency at over 39,000 merchants.

Crypto Market Update: Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Chainlink (LINK)

Siamak Masnavi

This article provides: an overview of how Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Chainlink (LINK) has been doing over the past 24-hour period; a recap of interesting recent news that might have affected their prices (or might do so in the future); and recent useful observations from Crypto Twitter regarding these cryptocurrencies.

To give you a rough idea of how well the crypto markets are doing today, 13 out of the top 20 cryptoassets (by market cap) are currently in the green (against the dollar). 

All market data used for the price charts in this article was taken between 15:30 UTC and 16:00 UTC on 22 October 2019 from CryptoCompare, which also generated the price charts shown in this article.

Ethereum (ETH)

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Since October 16, ETH has been trading between $170 and $180. 

Earlier today, Hudson Jameson, Community Manager at Ethereum Foundation, said on Twitter that he is not happy with Ethereum's current governance structure and asked the crypto community for suggestions on how it could be improved:

Ethereum Foundation researcher Vlad Zamfir had this say in his reply to Jameson's tweet:

XRP

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Although XRP is up only slightly down, in the past 30-day period, the XRP price has risen 6.96%. 

Earlier today, Ripple announced that it had expanded its global regulatory team and opened an office in the heart of Washington, DC. Furthermore, Craig Phillips, former Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Treasury Department, is now part of Ripple's Board of Directors. Lastly, Ripple has become a member of the Blockchain Association, and Michelle Bond, Ripple’s Global Head of Government Relations, will be sitting on its board.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

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On October 17, CryptoGlobe reported that Changpeng Zhao (aka "CZ"), Co-Founder and CEO of Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange by trading volume, had proposed (on the Binance community forum) the idea of listing BCH on Binance DEX, Binance's decentralized exchange platform.

In his post on the Binance community forum, CZ said that Binance was proposing to list (on Binance DEX) BCH-1FD, "a pegged token that tracks the value of the native asset of the Bitcoin Cash" to allow "Binance DEX users to trade BCH on the DEX." CZ went on to say:

BCH-1FD is backed by real BCH assets, and Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange, will provide conversion between BCH and BCH-1FD through deposit/withdraw. As such, there isn’t much development work in this token or any potential of conflict of interest.

Yesterday, Binance announced that Binance DEX had listed this new token (i.e. BCH-1FD) and that trading in the pair BCH/BNB had gone live. Since then, there have been 2116 transactions.

Chainlink (LINK)

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Chainlink continues having a great October, going up almost 10% today (highest gainer among the top 20 cryptoassets).

Chainlink continues to impress the crypto markets with a non-stop flow of partnership announcements; the latest one came yesterday when blockchain startup Ultrain announced via a blog post that it "will officially integrate with the Chainlink oracle network."

Chainlink's highly impressive return on investment (ROI) figures for the past seven days, 30 days, three months, and one year are +16.04%, +52.82%, +15.71%, and +607.18% respectively.

 

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