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Tron is no longer an ERC20 Token: Time to make the switch!

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Since Tron’s new network went live, the price of TRX has not performed as expected. Impatient holders of TRX waited with baited breaths for a bullish rally in terms of price while the new month of June ushered in a new chapter for TRON. During the live stream of the launch that went public on May 31st, Odyssey 2.0 was set in motion as the TRON team once again proved their commitment and dedication to the project’s vision of web decentralization.

Frankly, TRON has outperformed most cryptocurrency projects, including big hitters like Ethereum, considering it’s a young company that is barely over a year old. For instance, the Ethereum mainnet development process took years while Tron has managed to complete its own mainnet in just 3 months. That says a lot about the team and the passion of the leaders of this startup company.

Independence Day

June 25th is fast approaching and with that comes the much anticipated TRON independence day. In a bid to prepare the TRON community for this, TRON has moved to officially announce the discontinuation of ERC20 services on its official Tron website. At the moment, ERC20 deposit services have already been discontinued while June 22 will see the discontinuation of ERC20 withdrawal services. This means that anyone holding ERC20 TRX tokens should submit a request for withdrawal to the Tron support system before the deadline set at the end of the year elapses. Community members have also been encouraged to confirm their remaining ERC20 TRX balance and make plans to withdraw and migrate to mainnet tokens.

What next for TRON

By now, Tron has accumulated over 1 million token holders and the migration after the launch of the mainnet is certainly going to affect a good chunk of the crypto world. To make sure everything is up to speed, especially on the technical part, Justin Sun (Tron’s CEO) introduced a bounty program for developers and bug finders to assist in the development of the mainnet once it went live on GitHub.

Tron’ mainnet is still at its early days, and even though TRX’s price has not reflected the hype and excitement that came with the mainnet launch, there is certainly more to expect in the coming days. There are already a couple of exchanges that currently support the token migration. According to Sun’s twitter post, CoinEgg is one of the latest supporters of the Tron Blockchain migration and token holders can move their ERC20 tokens to this exchange so as to receive the new mainnet tokens. CoinEgg will be joining other crypto marketplaces like OTCBTC who has already announced their support for the migration.

Moving forward

It doesn’t stop there. Tron is set to be the new solution for increasing liquidity for both fiat and cryptocurrencies with its new partnership with Shift Markets. Shift Markets is a New York-based FX broker with years of experience coming up with crypto exchange solutions. The partnership between Tron and Shift Markets will enable the use of TRX to bridge the gap between tradition currencies and cryptocurrencies. As a result, Tron will be available in more than 9 countries.

Final word

As it stands, it might just be too early to dismiss Tron even after the much hyped up mainnet launch seemed to disappoint. Granted, the price of TRX hasn’t skyrocketed as most investors expected, however, with more partnerships and platform developments, a lot is to be expected from this young project.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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