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TRON Makes Grand Entry in the Gaming Industry with BitGuild Partnership

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Correlation Between Gaming and Blockchain Technology

The idea of collaboration between Gaming and blockchain technology have stirred the gaming market. Cryptocurrencies have fuelled gamers’ enthusiasm by offering means to buy in-game items using digital tokens. The option or feature of buying in-game items with real money has been there for quite some time but due to its risky nature, a huge number of alert gamers have avoided it. This flaw formed due to the duplicators, scammers have long attracted blockchain enthusiasts. With the help of blockchain, users can retain ownership of in-game items and through transparently secure transactions, blockchain could perfect the feature completely.

  • Direct Advantages of the Partnership

In this scenario, TRON has accelerated the revolution by announcing a strategic partnership with BitGuild which is in the blockchain gaming industry. It’s owned by gaming and cryptocurrency expert Jared, the founder of gaming platform ‘Reality Squared Games’ and live video game streaming platform ‘Livestar’ (in the year of 2016). Jared has been a dedicated virtual currency and gaming aficionado since 2009 when he founded the first virtual currency consulting firm called ‘Niubility’ in 2009. Through this daring partnership, TRON has made a concrete standing in the entertainment world through online gaming territory.

  • The Aim of the Collaboration

The aim is to provide freedom to the entertainment industry from the influence of middleman who exists between a gaming artist and player whilst transference of digital assets. This new team-up between TRON and BitGuild is supposed to allow gamers buy in-game items with TRONix(TRX) safely and get back the ownership of its use in game worlds however they please. Now, it’s possible for a user to receive an epic item/loot in the game and then either transfer it to some other user or keep it saved if they wish so that TRON’s blockchain technology will eliminate even the remote chances of fraud, misuse, and scams.

  • About TRON and BitGuild

According to TRON’s founder and CEO, Justin Sun, “the company has always prioritized online gaming at the core of online development” and it became evident when they declared the upcoming blockchain projects in cooperation with BitGuild. TRON has always been in the limelight owing to its stable and incessant growth. The currency is ranked as 15th top digital currency in the market according to Coinmarketcap.com and its total market cap is nearly $3.4 Billion while it’s total circulating supply rests at 66 Billion TRX as per the Coinmarketcap data at the time of writing this article. (16th March 2018)

  • TRON’s Aim

TRON’s blockchain based protocol is all set to create an independent content entertainment system with the aid of its unique distributed storage technology. The former chief representative for Greater China of Ripple, Justin Sun is smartly transforming TRON’s goals from whitepaper to real events. With their recent Main net launch update dubbed as ‘Exodus’, the company has cleared their target of becoming one of the most formidable digital currency in the market ruled by Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple.

  • What to Expect from TRON and BitGuild?

Through this partnership, BitGuild is about to offer exclusive in-game assets to the TRON community as limited edition set. These assets can be purchased by TRX and thus represent TRON brand. At the instant of purchase, the items will be directly sent to the player’s digital wallet using blockchain technology and finish a completely secure digital transaction. But it’s different from traditional exchanges and blockchain solutions such as DMarket according to BitGuild’s founder Jared Psigoda. In his own words; “The current real money trade websites allow gamers to purchase the ‘right to use an item’ and not the item itself. There’s no tokenization of the item taking place on blockchain which gives way to frauds and scams to sneak in. But with the application of blockchain, we can reverse the volatility of in-game resources at present”. BitGuild recently announced its ICO that’s slated for April during which users can buy The BitGuild token called PLAT.

  • Closing Thoughts

By teaming up with the gaming-veteran team of BitGuild, TRON expects to turn gears in today’s excessively bearish cryptocurrency market. It is safe to say that both TRON and BitGuild expect to broaden the horizons of blockchain online gaming platform via this partnership. Although being a volatile digital asset that is subjected to market risks, TRX is experiencing a slant at present when its total market cap has come to $1.9. Therefore, it is immature to comment on how this collaboration will reflect on the days to come.

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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