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Tron Independence Day and a Decentralized University

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The self-proclaimed independence day of Tron (TRX) has finally arrived. The ongoing token migration from ERC20 TRX to Mainnet TRX that started on 21st June 2018 is expected to be completed today (25th June). From the Tron network website, “From June 21st– 25th, TRX withdrawals on exchanges will be suspended. On June 25th, both TRX deposits and withdraws on exchanges will be suspended. Deposits and withdraws will resume on June 26th. During this period, TRX trading will not be affected.”

For the investors, the so-called “independence day” of Tron (TRX) will mark a historic moment. What is yet to be seen is how this migration will shape the future of the Tron network. Launched in the cryptocurrency market in September 2017 with the aim to “decentralize the internet”, Tron (TRX) is currently ranked 9th. (As per coinmarketcap.com) Tron emerged at a time when many other tokens also made it to the market but, the project has distinguished itself due to its many partnerships and contribution in the real world. Last week itself, Justin Sun, the founder of Tron had raised eyebrows by purchasing the company behind file-sharing service BitTorrent.

Beforehand, Justin Sun had challenged Ethereum by saying that the Tron network will focus on the “inefficiencies” of the Ethereum project and successfully overcome them. Sun wants to focus on “consumer-facing products” and user experience. According to him, “Ethereum is like IBM back in the day, making those big supercomputers. And I’m not saying that Ethereum does not have robust technology, but I’m saying that Ethereum is just like IBM. They only focus on tech, they don’t focus on user experience.”

Even though it is a visionary project, there still remains some anxiety regarding the complex launch. In the case of the recent EOS blockchain launch, it was seen that the global process had taken longer than expected and Tron may even have to face similar complexities ahead. The token swap of Tron (TRX) will be followed by a “super representative election” on Tuesday where the token holders will choose the block producers. The block producer delegates will give their nod on the transactions. After this, the technology will go live.

The Tron network has referenced Ethereum’s code in their P2P network but has reserved all the licenses. The developers’ team has revealed that many changes have been brought about and at the same time, node discovery and node blocking functions have been optimized. Improvements have been made in the Tron DPoS use case area also by incorporating functions on the P2P network such as to eliminate the risk of unexpected disconnections. Justin Sun has claimed that there has already been “two rounds of successful rehearsals for the official launch.”

According to Justin Sun, the launch is only the “beginning of the decentralized internet” and there are many more things to come in the future of the Tron network.

Enrollment in Tron Blockchain University Starts in Fall 2018

The Tron Foundation in its Twitter account had posted a video about their blockchain university named Tronics University. The 30 seconds video about Tronics University is all about how blockchain technology can be incorporated into the current education system and the benefits of decentralized educational sources. The Twitter post read,

“A university should be a place of Light, of Liberty, and of Learning”

Decentralised education for the new decentralized world

The details of the project have not yet been revealed. But, it is quite clear from the video that the Tron network is developing this go-to portal for bringing blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies closer to the mass by educating them. Other than gaming and social media, the Tron Foundation is also focusing on education and the admissions to Tronics University is expected to start in fall 2018. The Tron Main Net is most likely to support Tronics University. The fact that the video culminates with “Earn to Learn” gives the hint that there may be a reward system in place for the users to participate in the university, unlike in the traditional education system. One can expect that this portal will open up new doors for further dissemination of knowledge. This initiative will attract developers and also entice interested students to join the decentralized learning portal.

Price Details

Till now, in the month of June, the price of TRX has been moving in the 0.04 mark largely. At the beginning of the month, however, the mark was within the range 0.06 to 0.05 mostly. The ongoing TRX token migration and the upcoming block producer selection elections may see the price action of Tron (TRX) make an upward movement. At the time of writing, according to coinmarketcap.com, the price shows approximately $0.041 USD (3.80%) and the market cap is nearly $2,751,551,898 USD. The volume (24h) is over $186,865,000 USD. (As of 25th June 2018)

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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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