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Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) to partner up with Tron (TRX) soon?

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It’s not a ‘done’ deal but only a weeny possibility so far, one that would definitely change the game for TRON (TRX). No official announcements have been made yet, but one can sense it by paying attention to both company’s activities, and contacts points at both being part of each other’s big picture. Justin Sun’s (the man behind TRON) link with Alibaba keeps getting stronger as each day passes, which suggests a deal is on the horizon.

The most relevant piece of info about this comes from none other than Jack Ma. Mr. Ma is not only Alibaba’s co-founder and CEO, but he’s also always avid to go into new businesses, and he prefers to do that by supporting projects started by his former students and collaborators. This is not speculative; there are plenty of precedents.

Hints pointing towards Tron/Alibaba partnership

Just think about Weixing Chen, who founded Kuadi which is an app-based service similar to Uber that’s taken off in Asia over the last few years. Alibaba (or Mr. Ma) supported this initiative very intensely, and now it’s already doing better than Uber (or at least just as good). Alibaba’s involvement in this was no coincidence. Mr. Chen is a TRON team member and is a close friend of Mr. Jack Ma’s, as are the main people behind TRON. And that could make all the difference. The personal link is there.

Let’s just do a little math here. Mr. Sun is one of the best apprentices Mr. Ma ever had. He graduated from Hupan University (Mr. Ma happens to be the university’s principal). This is a highly competitive university, and TRON’s Justin Sun graduated as the first millennial student ever. That could only bring him closer to Mr. Ma. TRON is one of the fastest growing blockchain projects in the world. Chen has the talent, the commitment, and the connections so it would be no shock at all if he announces a partnership with Alibaba before Q2 ends.

Please don’t get me wrong. There is no official information so far and the last thing the cryptocurrency industry needs are ambiguous reports. Nothing has happened yet, all we have are clues and precedents.

Mr. Justin Sun has been cogent and forceful about TRON’s future prospects. He is optimistic, persuasive, and competent. The cryptocurrency community pays attention to the way he speaks and performs, and they’ve not been disappointed so far.

Buy this does not compare with what partnering with a global company like Alibaba would do for TRON, which is still a fledgling cryptocurrency firm, even if Mr. Ma is willing to invest in them and protect them. TRON will be not alone in this. Ofo, Bikeshare are riding along, and Kuadi could be next.

One more thing. The man called Marcus (Zhao Hong) used to be Alibaba’s data mining chief. He’s good; he’s close to Mr. Ma. And he now has joined the TRON team as well.

And then there is Lucien Chen, who previously worked for both Tencent and Alibaba and now holds a technical lead position at TRONSo just keep an eye open in this situation. You might just be surprised as a global company puts its money on a cryptocurrency firm.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

The crash that analysts are predicting right now comes as a direct consequence of all the hype that has been building up in…

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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