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What is Maker Token? Fully Explained. Is MKR overpriced?

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Maker company launched the Maker Token in August 2015, which can be incorporated to govern the functionalities of all the Maker projects.

Fathoming the applied use case of the Maker Token.

Introduction

The current situation of the cryptocurrency market is on the higher end of the volatility spectrum. It is this attribute of the cryptocurrency market, which is made use of, by the investors in order to generate immense amounts of profits from the fluctuations. The high price volatility was the precise reason for the exponential rise in the price of Bitcoin in December 2017. This incident marked as a turning point in the history of the cryptocurrencies till date where not even a single cryptocurrency has managed to reach Bitcoin’s all-time high of approximately $20,000. Due to the increasing scalability issues in the popular cryptocurrencies, this volatility has led to losses for the users, as it takes longer time for confirmation of the transactions and prices starts slipping. The Maker token was created to solve this issue.

Problems due to volatility

1. If we recall the services offered by the traditional financial sector, then sanctioning loans is also one of the major among them. Now imagine if similar kinds of loans were to be transacted in the cryptocurrency market. Keeping the interest rates in mind, due to the high volatility in the market prices the actual loan value itself might get deteriorated. Due to which, either the company or the user might suffer losses.  Hence, having a stabilized cryptocurrency in the market which is not influenced by the people or any other market conditions has become an obligation.

2. Also, it is highly inconvenient for the day traders to use the traditional USD, in order to trade between different cryptocurrencies and exchanges to make profits, as the Fiat currency transfer requires longer duration than the cryptocurrencies. Hence if there were a cryptocurrency, which could stimulate the exact use case of a Fiat currency then the rate of trading could be increased substantially.

 

The Maker Token

Understanding the need for a stabilized coin in the cryptocurrency domain, the Maker company launched the Maker Token in August 2015, which can be incorporated to govern the functionalities of all the Maker projects. The Ethereum based, Maker token (MKR) control all of the company’s projects.

The actual value of the Maker token depends on the successful utilization and improvement of the Maker projects. One of it’s most renowned project is the creation and development of the stable coin named DAI which is the core currency of the MakerDAO system. The coin’s value is pegged to that of USD, in simpler words, 1 USD = 1 DAI.

Why Maker Token?

The Maker token is incorporated to stabilize the price of the DAI. However, Ether is at the first line of defence, to maintain the stability of DAI. A smart contract is executed automatically when the price of DAI starts to fluctuate so as to counterbalance the fluctuation. But if the market experiences high fluctuations then this Ether is also not enough and a second layer must be utilized, which is done by the Maker token.

All the owners of the Maker token are for the Governance of the Maker Smart Contracts  (which stabilizes DAI), and they receive fees as a reward to regulate the system. The Governance of the Maker token holders is highly appreciable as it is evident from the incident once the MKR had lost almost $300 million market capitalization in order to keep the DAI stable and surprisingly even the MKR price has been recovered successfully.

 

Is MKR overpriced?

The value of the Maker Token is indirectly dependent on the usage of DAI. Until and unless the DAI, is highly incorporated in the crypto industry, the price of the MKR tokens would be increased substantially. Until now the cryptocurrencies, have not been into transacting loans for the customers. This stable coin might open up opportunities for such kind of business models. Thereby all these facts mark that the MKR or Maker token is invariably not highly priced but indicate the widespread application of its services. The cryptocurrencies not only are beneficial and helpful due to their price fluctuations but also are expected to create a globalized economy for a faster and efficient transfer of payments from one part of the world to the another.

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Adoption: Courts in France adopt blockchain technology

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The NCC or National Council of Clerks of France have finally tested a blockchain technology-based solution for the courts of the country.

The NCC or National Council of Clerks of France recently made an announcement that they have finally tested a blockchain technology-based solution for the courts and are now prepared to launch it throughout France. The National Council of Clerks is a representation of the clerks of the corporate and commercial registry in around a hundred thirty-hour workplaces in France. The workplaces depend upon one another for sharing important data.

 

The goal of NCC France

The NCC is determined to streamline and position the latest information technology that capitulates something that is known as ‘the single version of the truth’. The data tracks an organization’s growth, dissolution, change of location etc. The sharing of data amongst each other was earlier a big challenge for the NCC.

 

The project based on blockchain technology had an aim of rapid cycle times and precision of information. In the pilot phase of the project, the National Council of Clerks in France was able to lessen the timing of registry operation involving a lot of days to just one day.

 

According to the president of France National Council of Clerks, Sophie Jonval, the project based on blockchain technology is an outcome of the partnership with IBM. IBM who is already an expert in blockchain technology and cryptography has been serving as a technological partner.

 

According to the NCC, the project shall be rolled out in the 1st half of 2019 and the project shall ensure a transparent and improved dynamics of the interactions between the clerks.

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HSBC Bank Looking to Expand Blockchain Platform Voltron in South Korea

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HSBC, the largest bank in Europe is searching for banks in South Korea for launching Voltron, it's blockchain platform as reported by the Korean Times.

HSBC, the largest bank in Europe is searching for banks in South Korea for launching Voltron, it’s blockchain platform as reported by the Korean Times.

 

HSBC Voltron:

The Voltron platform delivers a more quick method to process and settle invoices using by using permissioned blockchain technology. The permissioned blockchain stops the transactional data from being shared with everyone but instead, the data is shared with only consented users. The platform decreases the time that is usually required for the total process.

 

According to Joshua Kroeker, the innovation director of HSBC, the platform would mostly impact the process timing. Thus the transparency which comes with blockchain, as well as the rapid flow, would help the banks in managing their working capital as well as their cash flows. Kroeker reached out to the banks in South Korea to partner with their blockchain platform i.e. Voltron for the letters of credit.

 

HSBC’s blockchain platform was initiated in 2018 and is currently partnered with seven banks namely Standard Chartered, Bangkok Bank, BNP Paribas, ING, CTBC Holding, SEB, and NatWest. The platform is still in its pilot stage however, it shall soon be launched commercially.

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World’s biggest Blockchain ETF on London Stock Exchange

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The world's biggest blockchain ETF is scheduled to be launched by Invesco on the London Stock Exchange by Invesco, a large investment management company.

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts around the world have been curiously waiting for a bitcoin ETF to be approved by the SEC or any other potential government in the world. However, before a bitcoin ETF, the world’s biggest blockchain ETF is scheduled to be launched by Invesco on the London Stock Exchange. Invesco is a large investment management company that has more than $800 billion in assets under management.

 

World’s biggest Blockchain ETF

At the launch, the Blockchain ETF will invest in a portfolio of forty-eight companies including the CME Group, a US exchange which had earlier launched bitcoin futures on the exchange and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, a company that supplies crypto mining machines. Other companies are those that have an exposer to the blockchain technology.

 

The Blockchain ETF will be based on a proprietary scoring system made by Elwwod Asset Management LLP. According to Bin Ren, the chief executive officer at Elwood, the blockchain goes past cryptocurrencies. He mentioned that although blockchain technology is mostly being used by financial companies, it will be implemented in a vast range of industries soon.

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