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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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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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