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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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.
While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.
The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.
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However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.
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In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.
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These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.
Documentation is key!
There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting. Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.
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