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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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Can Sharding Fix the Limitations of Blockchain or is the Network Doomed?

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Performance and scalability issues have bottlenecked the future development and real-life application of popular mainchains, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Many methods have been employed to solve this problem, but all of them have their own pros and cons.

The Impossible Trinity – safety, decentralization and scalability, coined by the blockchain world, bars the way to the future and the industry has fought hard to figure out an optimized solution. Sharding, proposed by Ethereum, has been viewed as one such candidate.

What is sharding?

Sharding technology splits a network into smaller partitions called shards, which contain an independent state and transaction history. The idea behind this is to divide a huge amount of workload into smaller pieces to make life easier for every participating node.

If sharding were to be adopted, each node will only need to keep a part of the network’s information, instead of downloading the whole ledger, which can lead to a large data file. Subsets of nodes grouped into one shard will only process transactions specific to that shard. By doing this, the network will be able to process many transactions in parallel, and the performance will continue to increase with more nodes joining in, thus making the network highly scalable.

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Encrypgen’s New HODLING Incentive Program May Send DNA Token Soaring

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Cryptocurrency traders have enjoyed a Bitcoin moon shot during the past few months.  Those gains have created a much more enjoyable environment for crypto bulls.  Whether it’s a temporary or permanent increase remains to be seen but hitting the 10,000 level has put everyone in a better mood.  Unfortunately, altcoins have not had experienced the same type of gains and are lagging significantly behind Bitcoin.

I’ve written articles in the past year that there is at least a decent chance that many altcoins won’t survive the current environment.  The ones that do will do so because they created a platform that has real world usage.  After spending countless hours researching many of the existing altcoins, I’ve yet to see a company that is more promising than Encrypgen (DNA).

Encrypgen Background Information

Encrypgen is a genomic blockchain network that provides customers and partners with best-in-class, next generation, blockchain security for protecting, sharing and re-marketing genomic data. This creates a fair marketplace for a person’s DNA that can be stored privately and sold (if a person wishes to do that). A person’s DNA can also be shared privately and securely with their physician for their personalized care.

Typically, people can send their DNA off to a lab to find out who they are and where they come from. As fun as that might sound, there is a significant security problem…

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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

The crash that analysts are predicting right now comes as a direct consequence of all the hype that has been building up in…

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