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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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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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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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