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Tron’s opportunity to reshape social media and cryptocurrencies as Facebook and Twitter keep losing ground

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The Tron project is most commonly associated with its cryptocurrency, Tronix (TRX). And the token is indeed part and parcel of Tron but, this is a project and a community with ambitions and aims that go much deeper than that.

When Justin Sun (Tron’s CEO, Founder and, now Super Representative) founded Tron approximately one year ago, he let the world know that he wanted to rebuild the whole world wide web using Tron’s blockchain technology. 

That would turn the web into a decentralized entity in which corporations and central authorities cannot project their power or impose decisions over users, especially content creators. To rebuild the whole web seems like a doubtful proposition right now, but more significant changes have happened in the digital world since computers became consumer products. 

Besides, Mr. Sun already has a degree of credibility as an entrepreneur and technological leader because of the massive success that Peiwo, his mobile messaging app has had in China.

And since we’re talking about credibility, let’s talk about Twitter and Facebook. After data management and privacy scandals along with some attempts from the social media sites to force users into some specific behavior patterns, both platforms are bleeding users, and their stocks are tanking in the market. And the main reasons all that is happening are, precisely, bad decisions implemented or imposed by a central authority.

Some of Twitter‘s and Facebook’s more ferocious critics believe that the writing is on the wall for both companies and that their days are counted. That too seems farfetched, but other internet giants have disappeared or become marginal over the years (think Yahoo, Excite, even Microsoft up to a point).

It seems impossible to imagine the Internet without Facebook and Twitter right now, but these two companies are not facts of nature, they are private firms with a mission to create shareholder value that can go down the drain if they are mismanaged, or lose the market share they hold.

So, for argument’s sake, what would happen if the social media behemoths went down? Who could fill the void they would leave behind? If you take Mr. Justin Sun seriously, that would be Tron. Don’t laugh, BitTorrent also seemed invincible in the P2P file-sharing world (it became the only game in town years ago), and it’s now Tron’s.

Tron would have the technology, the resources, the expertise and the motivation to come up with new apps or services similar to the current social networks that could replace them except this time they would be decentralized, based on blockchain technology, safe, and in which no single executive could impose any order on a whim.

In that new hypothetical environment, corporations would have no say at all on user’s behavior because the monetization process would be decentralized. Content creators wouldn’t need to adhere to, say, Youtube’s conditions for monetization because the Tron based video streaming apps would have no central authority at all.

Additionally, no other blockchain project has the objective to become the world’s new web platform so that Tron would be uniquely positioned to take over.

Too utopic? It’s certainly premature to say that this will happen for sure. But it would be very short-sighted to think it’s impossible because Tron is here already and the social media giants already are in problems they created for themselves.

In this scenario, Tron would reshape cryptocurrencies, and the web at the same time. Remember: the internet and the computer industry have seen bigger things than Facebook and Twitter come and go.

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Top 3 Crypto Trends That Might Go Big in Q2 2019

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So far 2019 has brought a significant change to the crypto industry. Q1 of this year has seen the rise of the idea of IEOs, the crypto space has finally managed to shake off the bears, and numerous coins throughout the industry have seen their prices grow once again.

The latest rally happened only several weeks ago, and it allowed Bitcoin to surge up by $1,000. Most other coins followed in their own way, but the investors are now wondering what to expect out of Q2? The Q1 started off badly, but it ended up being extremely successful. The chances are that history might repeat itself in the second quarter, as there are some key trends that might point the way for the further development of the crypto market.

1. The rise of IEOs

Back in 2017 and early 2018, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) were everything that the crypto space was talking about. Their popularity allowed startups to raise billions upon billions of dollars. Soon enough, however, that ended in a pretty bad way. STOs (Security Token Offerings) emerged as an alternative that does not depend on trust, follows regulations, and it actually holds value. However, asset tokenization might still be in its early stages, and this is something that might come back at some point in the future.

In 2019, however, IEOs (Initial Exchange Offerings) started attracting the…

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The Crypto Space Once Again Divided Over Bitcoin SV

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The crypto community is a strong one, one that managed to bring digital currencies from nothing to an industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars. However, while its strength in this regard is undeniable, the crypto community can be just as fragile given the appropriate conditions. With that in mind, the conditions seem to have been set for a new divide, although the cause is once again the same — Dr. Craig Wright and his Bitcoin SV (BSV).

Craig Wright vs. the (crypto) world

Dr. Craig Wright, the chief scientist at nChain, and the creator of Bitcoin SV. has been a well-known and very controversial figure in the crypto industry. Wright was suspected of being Bitcoin’s creator several years ago, which is possible because no one knows who is behind the name ‘Satoshi Nakamoto.’

Wright was believed to be him, and one theory claimed that he and his friend were responsible for giving life to BTC. However, the theory quickly died out, but not before Wright seemingly liked the idea of assuming the mantle of Nakamoto. He himself started claiming to be Bitcoin’s mysterious creator ever since.

Of course, he managed to gather up some followers, but the majority of the crypto community — while confused — did not believe him. Luckily, there is no need for trust, and Wright should easily be able to prove that he…

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Are XRP and Ripple Going to Be Worth Anything by the End of 2019?

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One surprise recently was when XRP took over Ethereum’s long-held second place in the Market Cap leaderboards. It quickly went back to its traditional and respectable third place behind Ethereum, but it could be a sign of things to come.

XRP has a lot of clout in the market because of the platform it is based on, which is Ripple. A coin that is used for a very specific purpose and with a long term goal in mind is always going to fare better than others. Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash and others have come about because of disagreements in Bitcoin. Therefore they offer nothing except an alternative to Bitcoin as a pure cryptocurrency, while Ripple (and XRP along with it) has something tangible behind it.

Big Banks Back Ripple

Ripple was created in 2012 for a specific reason. It aimed to become a faster and more efficient method to transfer value between banks and countries. This value can be almost anything from currencies to other instruments. While initially, banks were cautious about investing in the company, recently they have been lining up. The crypto winter has helped with innovation int he industry and Ripple has benefitted immensely for it.

The various payment solutions based on Ripple such as xRapid and xCurrent are seeing a large uptake, and this is having an amazing effect on XRP as a whole.…

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