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Here Is What Pornhub Officially Integrating Tron (TRX) as a Payment Option Means for HODLers

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Less than one month ago, Pornhub announced that it would be accepting Tron (TRX) as a payment option on its adult website in addition to Verge (XVG) and ZenCash (ZEN). The response from many TRX holders was mixed. One side of the argument was a bit skeptical that their favorite coin was being associated with a porn website. The other side of the argument saw the bigger picture of TRX getting the exposure it needed from the porn industry that is known to be worth $97 Billion according to 2017 estimates. As a matter of fact, as soon as Pornhub announced it was accepting TRX, its advertising partner, TrafficJunky, followed suit.

Now the Tron Foundation has officially issued an announcement stating how you can pay for your Pornhub subscription using TRX. The step-by-step tutorial is available on their medium page

But what does this all mean for the TRX HODLers?

Let us get some numbers into this discussion so we can fathom how huge this is. Firstly, and earlier mentioned, the porn industry is worth a whopping $97 Billion. This means that TRX has penetrated this industry in an instant. Knowing how the adult film industry is quick to embrace emerging technologies, it is only a matter of time before we see other sites welcoming the payment of subscriptions using TRX. This then means additional demand for the digital asset as well as more liquidity for TRX in the markets as Pornhub users buy the digital asset from the numerous exchanges.

Another number to remember is that Pornhub has been reported to have up to 90+ Million unique visitors to the site on a daily basis. Let us say 1% decide to pay for subscriptions. This means we have 900,000 users who might pay using TRX or even observe that TRX is an option for payment. According to 2017 data, the visitors – in order of magnitude – are from the countries of the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Italy, Brazil, and Mexico. This is free marketing for the coin right there and additional exposure for the Tron project across the globe. No other cryptocurrency has achieved this to our knowledge. TRX might be setting itself up for a Bull Run with this.

What about BitTorrent being utilized for file distribution on Pornhub?

Now, this is a big IF. So whatever we discuss here is pure speculation. But let us explore the limitless possibilities of a BitTorrent integration onto the Pornhub ecosystem through Tron. This means that distribution of films on the site will be made easier and more efficient making the porn site way ahead of the competition in terms of download and upload speeds.

Perhaps even the users of BitTorrent who will accept to have their machines online for the uploads and downloads of files onto their machines will be given TRX incentives. This is similar to how SiaCoin (SC) is working on distributed file sharing. You set aside a portion of your Hard Drive to Pornhub, you stake some TRX and get some TRX rewards. How cool would that be?

Summing it all up, the official addition of TRX as a payment option on the Pornhub website is a step in the right direction in terms of TRX adoption on a global scale. This addition provides the much needed increased visibility of TRX which will in turn increase demand for the digital asset. Once demand goes up, its value automatically goes up and probably leading to a top 5 finish of TRX in 2018.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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