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Google Does Not Need To Partner With Me, Bitcoin, Or Ethereum, Says Cardano (ADA) Founder

Cardano (ADA) co-founder has made some clarifications on his meeting with crypto enthusiasts at the Google’s London office saying there is no point in Google partnering with a cryptocurrency platform.

Many observers after the meeting have pointed that there is a possible partnership between the two firms for the fact that Google initiated the meeting.

During Charles’s Hoskinson’s surprise Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session, the co-founder of Cardano (ADA) and CEO of IOHK, who also co-founder Ethereum (ETH) expatiated on his visit to the office.

He said Google told him they would like to ask some questions about the technology behind the cryptocurrency, and Cardano’s use cases.

“Hey, We’d like to ask you lots of questions about the cryptocurrency space, about the technology that Cardano has, and what IOHK does as a company.”

To the demand, Cardano founder and team took their time to answer questions posed by the gathering.

However, answering questions on Google decision to partner with Cardano, Charles makes it clear that Google does not need to partner any cryptocurrency to explore the space, inferring that there is no possible partnership between the two firms.

“If Google is going to do a cryptocurrency, Google does not need to partner with me, and they don’t need to partner with Bitcoin, Ethereum, or anything else. They are just going to go ahead and do their own thing.”

He added: “Google is a good patron of open-source technology, and many of their employees do invest their weekends and at least one day a week on contributing to some open-source project. And Google does a very large internal cryptocurrency and blockchain mailing list. A lot of their employees love this space. In fact, Mike Hearn, one of the most famous Googlers was originally a core developer of Bitcoin.”

Since Google put a ban on cryptocurrency related ICO, there is rumour Google is planning to establish its cryptocurrency firm. Interestingly, on a tweet later taken down, Ethereum (ETH) co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, had said Google recruiter contacted him for a cryptocurrency related work with Google.

Meanwhile, cryptocurrency trader Ran Neu-Ner, who hosts CNBC Africa’s Crypto Trader program, has said Cardano is an undervalued.

“It’s a blockchain protocol. Which I think is highly undervalued.”

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Google’s London Office Seeks Clarifications On Cardano (ADA), Cryptocurrencies

The curiousness, which cryptocurrency experts receive from those who have little knowledge of what blockchain technology is, is not small. While those who already have deep insight on the technology want to have more, or get inundations on the next thing for the technology, the newbie in the area are seeking for information beyond glimpse, and want to know all about it in a twinkle of an eye.

This was noticed at Google’s London office where some sets of audience, loaded with blockchain technology information, listened to Charles Hoskinson, who was invited to talk about Cardano and the future of cryptocurrencies.

In what could be said to be a meeting at the Google’s London headquarters, Googlers from around the world listened to the presentation, putting different questions to IOHK’s chief executive who was ably flanked by Duncan Coutts, IOHK Director of Engineering.

The questions, going by what they entail, are to seek clarifications and make them more informed about Cardano use cases.

Charled gave a brief introduction on IOHK and Cardano, then gathering threw questions to the CEO and Director of Enginering.

The CEO went deep on Cardano development, and talked on how its consensus protocol, Ouroboros, uses staking as a means to encourage people to join and help run the network.

The CEO enlightened the gathering, which was full of curious individuals, on Cardano development milestones like the test network that is to be opened to developers interested in playing around its smart contracts.

A questioner, demanded to know how Cardano plans to outrun Ethereum, going by the latter’s deep-rooted advantage in the blockchain world.

The CEO responded: “So how many Java, C++ or Go developers are writing code on Ethereum? You can’t, Ethereum doesn’t support any of these languages. They can’t even run a single viral app on the platform. If you look at the top 10 languages, none of them works on the system, so, by definition, all those developers aren’t developing for the system, they have to go and learn new tools and new stuff. With Cardano, first off, we’re backward-compatible, 100%, we’re running an EVM.

The discussion, which is available on IOHK’s blog, centers more on the future of Cardano especially its uses cases, smart contract, and cryptocurrency at large.

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CNBC “Crypto Trader” Labels Cardano (ADA) As Undervalued

CARDANO (ADA)–Despite the plunging price of Bitcoin to levels not seen since last October, CNBC’s Crypto Trader remains bullish on the possibility of several altcoins, listing Cardano’s ADA currency as “undervalued.”

Cryptocurrency trader Ran Neu-Ner, who hosts CNBC Africa’s Crypto Trader program, told audiences on Fast Money, “There’s more blood to come,” in regards to the falling price of Bitcoin and the general decline of the cryptocurrency markets. Bitcoin broke the 6k USD mark yesterday evening, extending all the way into the 5800 USD range, reaching a relative low in value for the first time since October 2017. While the plunging price of BTC–and by extension, the entire altcoin market–follows on the heels of news surrounding the failure of lightning network in its present state (a protocol to reduce BTC fees and transaction times), the entire market is also responding to a general sentiment that the price will continue to drop. Cryptocurrency hedge funds, of which hundreds opened throughout last year, are reaching the critical point where investors can ask to take profit from their investment (forced sales), leading to a potential selloff in the market worth billions to the capitalization.

Given the negative attitude towards BTC’s price rallying in the near term, Neu-Ner has taken a bearish stance on the currency, predicting the price fall could extend into the 5300 USD range before the market starts to see a reversal, “Right now my money is on the market continuing to go down.”

Neu-Ner, founder of OnChain Capita, has been negative towards the price of BTC in the past, saying earlier in the month that he could see BTC testing 5000 USD in the near-term. He does argue that BTC pricing could form a floor when the cost of production (miner fees paid in electricity and equipment to process transactions and mine new coins) outweighs the benefit of selling at such a depressed price. Miners, in that situation, will be more compelled to hold their coins until price levels become more palatable–thereby drying up a portion of the current selling population.

Neu-Ner did give support for the future of cryptocurrency, saying that investors bullish on the technology should view this as a buyer’s market,

“If you understand the technology and you’re a bull, then now is a great time to be buying…The blockchain is progressing and this thing isn’t going away.”

In particular, the crypto trader highlighted Cardano’s ADA as a cryptocurrency for investors to consider, in addition to listing the altcoin as undervalued. When determining his next prediction for a successful currency, he stated looking at blockchain technology and infrastructure, which led him to Cardano and Neo.

Speaking specifically about his interest in Cardano, Neu-Ner had this to say,

“It’s a blockchain protocol. Which I think is highly undervalued.”

While the price of Cardano continues to fall coinciding with the slipping crypto market (ADA down to 0.11 USD as of writing), the eighth cryptocurrency by market cap saw positive news in the form of founder Charles Hoskinson meeting with Google to discuss the future of blockchain and crypto application.

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