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Tron CEO to ETH developers: Why don’t you just join us? We’re better!

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Ethereum has been the world’s second most important cryptocurrency in many ways. It was the blockchain 2.0 pioneer that allowed to use the blockchain to execute smart contracts, it was the second coin by market capitalization for a very long time and its prestige is, again, second only to Bitcoin. Many different blockchain projects that now have lives of their own (including Tron) started running over the Ethereum’s blockchain, using ETH-20 tokens.

In a year that has been hell for the cryptosphere, Ethereum has suffered more than most other projects, solid as it used to be. EOS and Tron left the Ethereum network behind to launch their own blockchains and independent networks and tokens. The network’s users have been complaining loudly all year long about how expensive the gas price has become.

They’ve also complained about lack of scalability, especially when it happened that a betting game became so popular that it was sucking up most of the network’s power, and left a lot of users unable to run their applications and smart contracts.

If all that wasn’t enough, only a weeks ago the ETH token was displaced as the world’s second-biggest by XRP. It’s trading at $124 as we write this and that’s after its today’s surge of more than 15% (the whole market is in green today though). Before today, it has been dealing with red numbers, so traded real close to the psychological $100 barrier and, what’s even worse, for a very short time earlier today, it went below it.

Some observers believe that as soon as the ETH price goes to double figures there will be a bullish run on the coin. The fact is that such event already happened a couple of days ago and while it bounced back slightly, there was no bull to be seen anywhere (we’re seeing that today but that’s because of the market trend).

To put it mildly, Ethereum is facing serious problems because now it has competition. Tron, Cardano, EOS, and any blockchain 3.0 projects allow users and community members to do everything they do on the Ethereum network. Only faster and cheaper.

The question is: Will Ethereum’s users and developers migrate en-masse to other networks? That’s what Justin Sun wants.

Mr. Justin Sun is Tron’s founder and CEO. On top of that, he is masterful at using his Twitter account to great effect. Yesterday, Mr. Sun launched a call to Ethereum users inviting them to leave their current network behind and join Tron’s. He also explained why. His tweet (which was copied by the whole Tron community and re-published afterwards) reads like this:

Mr. Sun’s tweets have been known to cause the rage of Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum’s founder and leader) in the past. This one is surely not going to make Mr. Buterin’s day either.

The problem here is that Mr. Sun is right because Ethereum’s leadership has failed to read the writing in the wall and fix all that’s wrong with the project. The TPR must scale to much higher numbers if current users will be able to keep developing new apps and contracts, and they also must find a way to make the gas price way cheaper, even free if possible.

We can’t wait to see how the cryptosphere will react to Mr. Sun’s invitation.

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SEC Postpones Bitcoin ETF Decision Once Again

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The new announcement by the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) states that the decision regarding the potential approval of several applications for a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded funds) is once again postponed. This time, the SEC declared that the decision will be made by February 27th, 2019.

The application requesting that VanExk SolidX BTC fund get s listed on Cboe BZx Exchange that was published on July 2nd needs to be given order by the commission within 180 days. Originally, the deadline for doing so was December 29th. However, the SEC decided to extend the period for another 60 days, effectively moving it to February 27th.

The SEC stated that designating a longer period for making a decision was found appropriate, as more time is needed in order to properly consider the rule change.

Cryptocurrencies need a sufficient monitoring mechanism, claims SEC chairman

Recent reports claim that the SEC received over 1,600 comments after requesting the public opinion regarding the ETF applications issue. In the past, the SEC rejected many such applications, some of which were even submitted by SolidX itself. In addition, they also rejected the applications submitted by Gemini, the exchange owned by Winklevoss twins. Brothers were attempting to gain ETF approval ever since 2013, although to no avail.

Other applications were also submitted by Direxion, ProShares, as well as GraniteShares. The SEC rejected them…

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TRON (TRX) Back In The Crypto Top 10

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For three weeks now, the crypto market was in a free fall. There was one moment when it seemed like the coins are finally bouncing back, and Bitcoin managed to climb back to $4,200. However, this uptrend was only temporary, and the coins dropped once again as December started.

Not a lot of coins are doing well these days, and almost every single one is trading in the red. Bitcoin is currently priced at $3,864, and the total market cap of the crypto space is barely over $123 billion. As expected by many, the bearish trend is still active, and seemingly at full strength. However, there are a few coins in the vast crypto space that are actually managing to grow in these unfriendly conditions, with the most notable one being TRON.

TRON on the rise

At the time of writing, TRON is also trading in the red. Although, only hours ago, this was not the case. Even now, TRX is losing only around 0.50% of its value, while all other coins around it are dropping by 4-5% on average.

TRON’s increase, while it lasted, was not big. However, considering the current state of the market, it was easily enough for the coin to make a big step, and actually improve its position on the list of largest cryptos. After months of waiting at the 11th spot,…

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MobileGo (MGO) – An Internet Gaming Pioneer

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Although I love trading cryptocurrencies as much as anyone, I’m far more interested in analyzing the impact that blockchain technology can have on the business landscape.  After all, blockchain’s potential was the main catalyst behind the surge in trading volume last year.  While many industries will be forever changed through blockchain applications, the gaming industry will be the focus of this article.

The first thing my parents would think of upon hearing the word “gaming” is Nintendo.  And while video games do make up a considerable percentage of gaming sales, the industry has grown far beyond that.  Several years ago, ESPN aired an episode of E:60 that went inside the world of professional video game competitions.  One team, Dota2, was on a quest for a piece of an $18.4 million tournament prize pool.  Yes, $18.4 million for people who play games.  Since then, the industry has grown beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.  And one company, MobileGo, appears to be taking full advantage of that opportunity.

MobileGo’s MGO token is an Ethereum based ERC223 token that was developed to usher in a new era in the world of internet gaming.  The company’s main goal is to turn MGO into the world’s leading currency for the more than 2.6 billion gamers that currently exist.  It is expected that mass adoption will occur as game developers continue to grow their…

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