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TRON dApp Popularity Surges: A Million Transactions In 24 Hours

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As its next project on a goal to decentralize the web, the TRON Foundation launched a TRC20 exchange earlier this week. The exchange is a place for an easy and quick exchange of tokens created on top of TRON’s own blockchain. TRC20 exchange is located at TRX.market, while TRC10 is still on Tronscan, which is TRON ecosystem’s information service and a primary block explorer.

Both TRC10 and TRC20 are TRON’s own version of ERC-20 tokens, which TRX itself used to be prior to the launch of its own MainNet earlier this year. The only real difference between them is that TRC10 tokens, as user-issued tokens, do not require the creation of a smart contract. TRC20 tokens, on the other hand, provide the power and functionalities of a token system based on smart contracts. In fact, TRC20 is quite similar to ERC20 in that regard.

All that users need to do in order to issue a TRC10 token is to own 1024 TRX. At the time of writing, the price of a single TRX coin is at $0.012722, which means that the price of issuing a TRC10 token is about $13.

Furthermore, TRON already offers numerous dApps that were created on top of its blockchain in the last several months. Thanks to these dApps, TRON’s ecosystem remains busy and more lively than ever, despite the coin’s low price and a constant bear market. In fact, the Foundation has measured a 48% boost in usage during the last week.

As a result, last week, the number of TRX transactions has exceeded 1 million in a single day. TRX trading volume was measured at 640 million TRX during the same occasion, which is a 151% increase when compared to the week before.

Among TRON’s most interesting projects is Seedit, which is a platform that allows users to tip content creators and show their appreciation for content creators’ hard work. Another big project, named Project Atlas, is expected to provide users with an incentive to seed content on BitTorrent, which TRON purchased in July 2018.

Is Ethereum under-used?

Prior to TRON dApps, Ethereum was the leading project in terms of dApp popularity. However, according to statistics, Ethereum is not even close to approaching the amounts of usage that TRON is currently experiencing. However, there are several other factors apart from simple lack of popularity. One example is that Ethereum blockchain has several sub-platforms that were created on top of it, and that does not contribute to the dApp activity. In other words, there is more activity on ETH than it seems at first glance, but TRON is still the leading project at the moment.

However, it should also be noted that not all token activity comes from dApps. BAT, for example, is not a dApp, but it still has thousands of token transactions per hour. The same is true for BNB. Simply put, Ethereum is certainly not under-used. The fact is that it simply lacks “killer dApps” that TRON has managed to create and offer.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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