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Can TRON (TRX) Soon Outshine Ethereum?

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The recent announcement by TRON’s (TRX) founder, Justin Sun, states that TRON MainNet already has over 100K registered accounts. Sun believes that even more of them will come soon due to TRON Virtual Machine.

TRON MainNet hits 100,000 users

There is no denying that TRON (TRX) has made incredible progress this year, even though 2018 so far has been one of the least crypto-friendly years in the last decade. TRON did not allow this to distract it, and has had too many achievements to count, most of which came in the last three months.

Instead, the altcoin is getting stronger and more resistant to negative market development. Not only that, but Justin Sun’s countless Twitter announcements have led to increases in this coin’s popularity as well. More and more people are discovering TRON, learning about it, and joining its already incredibly huge community

https://twitter.com/justinsuntron/status/1024947109617840128.

In fact, even though TRON launched its MainNet only two months ago, Justin Sun claims that it already has over 100,000 registered accounts. The soon-to-come TRON Virtual Machine (TVM) is expected to attract many more users, and Sun seems to be sure that TRON’s new Project Atlas will see that number eventually spike up to 100 million. Additionally, the block height of TRON has reached 1100078, with an official number of online nodes being 368.

With a situation like this, a lot of TRX enthusiasts have started wondering if TRON may be on its way to outshine Ethereum (ETH) like Sun promised.

TRON (TRX) before and after the MainNet launch

As mentioned, this was a big year for TRON, and a lot of changes happened in its ecosystem. Before its MainNet went live on June 25, TRON was still on Ethereum’s network and has used its ERC-20 token standard. Many believed that TRON will turn on Ethereum as soon as it got the opportunity to leave its network and that it would become its main contender.

Even back then, TRON’s dApp users exceeded 100 million, and it was largely believed that TRON will grow even stronger once it gets on its own blockchain.

Then, the MainNet was launched, and it was not followed by a period of stagnation. Instead, Sun’s team continued further development, bringing more and more partners, new products, and of course, TRON kept on its mission to close the gap between it and ETH. Generally speaking, TRON never abandoned the goal of becoming a better platform.

On several occasions, it launched bug bounty programs and rewarded its community for every contribution that they made. Additionally, it made a few steps toward expanding into everyday use by entering partnerships with a garage in the UK, as well as a taxi service in Spain.

One of its largest applications was also seen not too long ago when TRON made headlines for partnering up with Pornhub, which accepted it as a valid payment option. Finally, one of the most recent events was Justin Sun’s purchase of BitTorrent, and the announcement of the secret project. While fans of the coin were left to speculate what the project was about for several weeks at first, the project’s official reveal also arrived only days ago.

Sun stated that the project will involve merging of BitTorrent with TRON, which is expected to bring even more users, and help TRON go up to 80 times faster than ETH. It also allowed TRX to become the largest decentralized ecosystem today, and that is a major success for this crypto, which, despite everything that it already achieved, still doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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