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Tron (TRX) CEO Justin Sun tells developers to do away with Ethereum

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Justin Sun, the CEO and founder of Tron Foundation, has told developers to shift to the Tron blockchain instead of utilizing dApps on the Ethereum blockchain.

A developer by the name of Afri Schoedon had tweeted that the Ethereum network was at full capacity, and Sun was responding to this tweet.

Specifically, he urged the cryptocurrency developer community to move to use “$ETC, or $POA,” although, clearly, Justin Sun used it as an opportunity to endorse his very own project.

Mr. Schoedon’s statement could be verified by concerning, which monitors blockchain activity worldwide, and confirmed that there were almost a staggering 60,000 transactions on the ethereum blockchain.

The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, countered that there are Dapps that could undergo gas utilization optimization to combat this.

It goes without saying that this is clearly a self-serving statement, considering Buterin helped to create ethereum, which like most cryptocurrencies – including Tron (TRX) – has decreased tremendously in terms of market capitalization this year.

This all is in the keeping of Justin Sun trumpeting his Tron Virtual Machine as a new tool for developers, pointing out that it is completely compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

During the launch, he had boasted that developers could move the projects to the TVM (Tron Virtual Machine) for “almost free” and believed that this was a milestone for the Tron ecosystem, which would help bring massive value to the Tron project and the cryptocurrency sector in general.

It is also important to note that this isn’t the first time that Sun has been tried to boast about his project while pointing out the flaws of another.

However, the last time that this happened it could be argued that the Twitter feud between Justin Sun and Charlie Lee (creator of Litecoin) started with Charlie Lee.

Mr. Lee coyly referred to the movie “Tron” and gave his opinion on the movie, stating that people “kept asking his opinion about it,” although clearly, people were more interested in knowing about his opinion about the Justin Sun-led project. He jabbed the project, by stating that it was “extremely hyped without a lot of substance.”

Although he walked back with the statement, by stating that he did not know a lot about the project, many believed that his statement was clear. Mr. Sun responded that he “loved” Charlie Lee and Litecoin, and that it was a pity that he had sold all of his litecoin, referencing Lee’s controversial decision to sell his personal Litecoin holdings.

He also pointed out that he had “locked up all $TRX until 2020” and pointed out that this is because he was wholly confident in the project, a clear indication that Sun thought Lee had stopped believing in Litecoin when he sold it.

With regards to this latest comparison – there are critics of Tron that still believe that Tron is nowhere near as scalable or secure as Ethereum, and thus will never indeed be a project with as much value as its competitor.

Others believe that TRX is destined to be one of the most important coins in cryptocurrency and that its climb to a top 10 market capitalization is all but inevitable. Time will tell whether Mr. Sun will ultimately be able to deliver on his promises and whether the project could eventually surpass ethereum.

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Top 4 Cryptocurrencies to Bet on in 2019

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The crypto winter ended and Bitcoin is breaking through the $5000 resistance barrier and leading a general charge in bullishness among cryptocurrencies has seen more positivity in the market than ever before. However, before any talk of a crypto spring should start, we need to look at what happened during the winter.

Many different platforms were either fully released or improved upon significantly. There has been a surge of innovation and the crystallization of ideas. The market isn’t just about crypto trading or bitcoin trading; it has become more about what businesses will leverage blockchain in the best way. Investors need to look at what a coin offers beyond just being a cryptocurrency. What partners does it have, what is the long term plan and is it liquid enough?

Investing in altcoins has never been a better option than right now. The volatility index shows that the market is growing without having to rely on Bitcoin. While Bitcoin still determines and up or down trend, the altcoins do not follow this trend exactly. More and more tokens and coins are surviving and thriving on their own merits rather than riding in Bitcoin’s wake.

The four coins to follow are our pick for the top 4 cryptocurrencies most likely to give you substantial returns by the end of 2019.

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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Luxcore

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With the recent surge of Bitcoin in the last few weeks, many traders are hoping for a more profitable year than 2018.  Even if that comes to fruition, my advice over the past year remains the same.  Traders must look for companies and projects that offer blockchain solutions with real-world use and complete transparency.  One company that meets both of those requirements is Luxcore (LUX).

What is Luxcore?

Luxcore is a blockchain solutions and services ecosystem that focuses on developing security and privacy products.  The Luxcore platform utilizes the PHI2 algorithm powered blockchain to build a wide variety of product offerings.  One of the platform’s primary goals is to help close the gap between regular consumers and enterprise users by introducing specific use-cases for each group of users.

Exciting Roadmap for 2019

As mentioned earlier, one of the absolute requirements of building a successful blockchain project is to be fully and completely transparent.  Luxcore certainly meets that requirement with the introduction of their most recent roadmap.

The roadmap does a great job of showing which projects are in development, how far along each project is, and the expected completion date of each project.  With this, LUX traders and potentially interested consumers can follow along and monitor the status of projects that they are especially interested in.

Since many crypto projects have inevitably disappointed the market, offering…

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Can XRP Break Out of the Falling Wedge?

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XRP is the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, which currently sits at around $13.5 billion. The coin also has a price of $0.325316 at the time of writing, after seeing a significant price correction of 4% in the last 24 hours.

Just like many other cryptocurrencies, XRP has seen massive losses during the 2018 bear market. However, this falling wedge seems to have seen a real breakout in 2019, as the crypto winter started to let go, and a lot of coins saw significant price recoveries.

XRP’s falling wedge was much more difficult to stop, which can be seen on its long-term chart. But, the recent bull runs allowed numerous cryptocurrencies to finally see growth, and XRP is definitely one of them. The charts also show that the coin’s falling wedge has seen a breakout, which is an excellent thing for the future of XRP’s price.

However, for the coin’s price to truly turn and stay bullish, XRP needs to see larger volumes. The experts believe that this is the key for a new rally, one which would allow XRP to reach true recovery.

XRP price performance and predictions

As mentioned, XRP had struggled to start growing even when most other cryptocurrencies were drawn in a number of bull runs. While the coin has been acting the same as others until mid-February, it is clear that the…

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