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Major Shake-Up of Crypto Landscape Expected By Tron-USDT

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The feud between Justin Sun and Vitalik Buterin has been very public and the leaders of Tron and Ethereum respectively have been at each other’s throats from the day Tron announced its own mainnet. Recent evidence seems to point to Sun getting the better of Buterin for the time being, particularly in the areas that Sun said they were looking to make the greatest impact. These areas are dapps and smart contracts.

USDT could be what puts Tron truly ahead of Ethereum

While Tron has been making waves in the dapp sector, outpacing Ethereum to gain an extensive lead with the number of active users. Tron has boasted that they have over 267 thousand active users, which makes the Ethereum (151000) and EOS (197000) numbers pale in comparison. These aren’t numbers that are received by internal surveys though, they all come from a trusted third party site called DappReview. Following on from the acquisition of BitTorrent, the number of users that Tron has could catapult into the hundreds of millions.

Then there has been the launch of USDT on the Tron mainnet. USDT is a stablecoin that is backed by dollars. One USDT, one dollar. It retains a stable value because it is backed by a stable currency – the most stable in fact. Hence the term stablecoin. Due to the currency being pegged they can act as a fantastic medium of exchange on the extremely volatile cryptocurrency markets while at the same time being traded back and forth much like other cryptocurrencies.

USDT has been relaunched on the Tron mainnet and it is going to be using the TRX20 token protocol. Sun is looking to use the partnership to allow the cheap, quick cross-border transfer of monetary value and it is all going to be on his network. Blockchain is cheap, fast, secure, reliable and decentralized. Killing off the volatility of other cryptocurrencies is key to making a token useful as a means of payment.

What could it be good for?

Having the option of a US Dollar backed token on the TRX framework will give P2P payments a lot more validity should they be done over Tron’s network. Remittances will be far faster than ever before and cost a lot less. Many people all over the world send money to families in developing countries. Someone earning thousands of dollars can totally change the lives of their family by sending $100 to their homeland.

The problem with that is the cost. Many services (banks, Western Union) charge a hefty fee for sending money. They use outdated systems that are not built for this modern world. It is the biggest driver of blockchain adoption in the world and Tron is looking to get in the game big time. Other uses could be payments for entertainment (particularly with the buying out of BitTorrent), microfinancing and crowdfunding. All these activities will be made much easier now that there is a stable store of value on the Tron network.

Shadows behind the scenes

there are problems with Tron, however. Many in the crypto industry see him as a single point of failure and laugh when anyone mentions that Tron is a decentralized network. Many believe (rightly) that it is in fact far too centralized. There is also the quirks of the CEO to take into account. He was recently made to look a fool by announcing a partnership with Liverpool FC, only to have spokespeople who were asked for comment to reply with “What is Tron?”. If he can calm his leadership and show that Tron is serious about decentralization, then we might have a winner on our hands.

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

The development of…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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