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Here Is Why Tron (TRX) Might Be On the Radar Of a Major ‘Hollywood’ Media Firm

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We have seen it over and over again with the top 5 crypto assets. Whenever the general crypto community is all bullish about a coin, Wall Street comes out of nowhere and either starts offering financial derivatives of the coin or holds the digital asset by the hand to further make it great. We have seen it with Bitcoin (BTC) and the futures contracts being offered by CME and CBOE. We saw it with XRP, LTC and ETH with UK based Crypto Facilities that currently offering futures products based on these digital assets.

The thing about Futures contracts, many Crypto enthusiasts do not like them. They allow you to bet against a digital asset and actually predict that it tanks in the markets. It is similar to shorting. This involves ‘borrowing’ a digital asset at a certain high level then instantly selling it with hopes of buying it back when it gets cheaper. If this were to happen, you profit by pocketing the difference. Perhaps it is time crypto enthusiasts became savvy traders and started shorting their favorite digital assets? HODLing seems to be causing widespread heartache.

Moving back to TRX, it is only a matter of time before the project attracts the attention of a major media based company in a similar manner as to how XRP attracted SBI Holdings. Unlike XRP, TRX is not so much focused on the remittance industry, therefore a media firm would be more applicable. Hollywood is known to be the hub of media. This includes music, film and reality TV. It is, therefore, no coincidence that Tron has an office in San Francisco.

Considering the fact that music artists only take home 12% of the revenue their lovely music makes, it might be time to decentralize the media industry using TRON.

But what media firm would be crazy enough to risk losing its profits by decentralizing music/film distribution and payments?

This would be a bold step by a media firm for they risk being taken over by the technology they will be promoting. But by being the first in the market to offer blockchain solutions to creative content for artists, such a firm would place itself in a position of being the next iTunes or Spotify or Tidal on the blockchain. Maybe even these three firms are already watching the Tron Project from afar and sending so-called emissaries to Justin Sun. More so, since he acquired the file-sharing platform of BitTorrent. Think of the possibilities of a decentralized music industry!

Yes. All this is speculation. But remember the great men and women in tech have always been known as being dreamers and visionaries. At first, their ideas seem insane only to be patted on their shoulders a few years down the line when their ideas become mainstream. Think of Tesla and his vision of a wireless means of communication and energy transfer. Think of Marie Curie and her research on radioactivity. Think of Einstein and his theory of relativity. They were a few years ahead of their times with their ideas and now we cannot live without their ‘dreams’ of a better future.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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