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How Tron (TRX) future looks after locking 33.25 billion ERC20 tokens?

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The latest from Tron Foundation is the completion of its token migration and the official launch of the June 25th Odyssey 2.0 mainnet. The Odyssey v 2.0 launch was supervised by the Tron Independent Group (TIG) who made the process a success.

And in keeping with safety precautions, Tron foundation saw it best to lock all the virtual assets in tune with the changes Tron (TRX) was undergoing. Tron now stands on good ground with the launch of the genesis block complete. The Tron community is now waiting and anticipating the results of the expected election exercise of its Super Representatives.

During the token migration, one of the highlights of the event was the burning of 1 billion ERC20 TRX affiliated coins with an estimated valuation of more than 50 million US dollars. It stands to be the most substantial coin burn in cryptocurrency brief history.

As a sign of celebration on their part, Tron foundation had indicated days before the ‘Independence Day‘ migration that they would be destroying 1 billion digital assets as a sign of celebration and freedom from their frustrating master, the Ethereum blockchain. And true to their word they did precisely that on the very same day they went live as an independent blockchain.

A day after the first block on Tron TRX’s platform was produced, Tron Foundation published an article through their official Medium handle stating Tron’s blockchain browser had revealed that its addresses had 99 billion TRX. Confirming that indeed 1 billion digital assets were burned which means the current circulation supply of over 65 billion digital coins leaves about 33 billion digital assets to be held by Tron Foundation.

The Tron TRX team has already shared indications that the digital coins will remain locked up until January 2020.

Many on hearing about the coin burn view it as an inhuman act towards your former master and towards a valuable asset; a coin burn means the coin is removed from the total supply and done away. It’s like the end of the coin’s lifespan. In the Tron situation, the Foundation could have most likely sent the old TRX tokens to a restricted, protected, dead wallet that’s unreachable to the general public.

Due to the nature of the ‘dead wallet’ the digital assets are made irretrievable, and despite the prices of the digital assets destroyed, Tron (TRX) seemingly does not see it as having a profound effect on its price and market valuation as of now though.

What is next for Tron (TRX)?

At the moment, Justin Sun and team seem to be making all the right moves. But despite making long strides, the journey is still long for Tron just like any other virtual currency. The hard work still lies ahead.

The future of Tron and its currency, Tronix looks bright. A joy for investors and holders who will stay loyal and hold through the current dismal performance and low prices (yeah, the token is also picking up alongside other cryptos in last 48 hours or so already). All odds seem to be on the cryptocurrency’s side already, let’s wait and see how Tron shapes with the time.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

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