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Tron (TRX) stability generating shock waves in the entertainment industry

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No, it was not a problem with your phone or your web browser. As of Tuesday evening, the video streaming giant website, Youtube, was down for many users due to a worldwide outage. And that pushed many who are familiar to the blockchain, to immediately think of Tron as the option worth trusting in the long run.

The downtime appears to have begun sometime around 6 in the evening on Tuesday, making it one of the most extended outages the video streaming company has ever experienced. Through their Twitter handle, Youtube was quick to assure its users that they were aware of the disruption and that they were working on it.

Although Youtube was able to restore their services up and running after 2 hours, millions of users around the globe were frustrated and angry towards the company as they could not access the network.

Many of YouTube users noticed the video service’s site and their mobile app was not functioning at around 9 pm ET, and nothing changed until after an hour. To some users, the outage lasted for more than 2 hours sparking them to vent their frustrations on Twitter. Also, Youtube TV and YouTube video were not spared as they too were affected by the outage.

At about 10 PM ET, some users attested to the site’s normal functionality with its services coming back to normal in most parts of the world. However, the YouTube technical team is yet to make it public on what could have been behind this downtime.

On the other hand, some of the companies who are familiar with such outages and technical issues are not concerned with what might have caused this instead they are offering a helping hand to assist in resolving YouTube’s technical challenges. One among the ones that showed interest in assisting YouTube in avoiding such occurrences in future is non-other than Tron Foundation.

Tron Foundation is a cryptocurrency network that uses its blockchain technology to transfer content, from content developers to content consumers. Tron believes in the school of thought that with its platform which is comprised of many nodes that are based on the decentralized system, such downtimes, and technical problems should never arise or occur.

How Tron Intends to Solve Such Issues Encountered by YouTube

Server and downtime errors are nothing new to YouTube users when they try to sign in to any YouTube channels with the intention to watch or upload videos. In the recent downtime, YouTube users were unable to access the video streaming platform which kept on buffering.

Through a tweet, Tron Foundation was quick to make it known that they could handle such issues.

The advantage Tron (TRX) has over YouTube is that it has a decentralized platform that can be utilized in creating the blocks of blockchain it uses. The Tron’s network does not have a central point that is available to downtimes, bug attacks, and cyber-attacks.

The platform is easy to access and more secure due to the absence of a central point, making it easy for a node to manage another when it is experiencing downtime.

Ironically, YouTube currently is the most popular network overseas Tron investors and traders use to discuss and engage with each other on matters concerning Tron (TRX) in comparison to other social media platforms.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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