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Tron (TRX) wants you to join them and support Net Neutrality

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From the very beginning, Tron has been a project with a mission. Just as Ripple’s objective is to make blockchain technology the tool around which all the international payments in the world are settled quickly, cheaply, safely, Tron (TRX) aims to use the blockchain so that the whole of the internet becomes decentralized.

Neutrality means that no single corporation or authority (Comcast, Google, AT&T, Verizon, Telmex, Microsoft, Facebook, and many others) is able to decide whether a packet of information is more important (or urgent) to deliver that some other packet. Your ISP should treat every information packet in a democratic, egalitarian way so that everybody gets the same services, whatever you’re doing with it.

Because of recent lobbying by big corporations in the US Congress, Net Neutrality is in danger these days and that worries Tron (as it should worry you, and everybody else).

Since Tron wants to decentralize the web via blockchain technology, neutrality in the web is a necessary condition. That’s why Tron has taken a public stand in defending net neutrality by donating $10,000.00 to the Donatefornetneutrality.com website.

Tron believes in upholding neutrality. It’s analog to freedom of speech, independence, and freedom in the digital world. It’s under siege by American politicians and Tron is inviting everybody to take a stand on this issue and support the fight for neutrality by donating to that same website.

This is not just about Tron’s ambition to decentralize the web, but it matters for all of us. Keeping neutrality alive is the only way we all have to make sure that the internet remains free and doesn’t become a kind of digital dictatorial regime in which the big corporations in telecom end up deciding everything that happens with every user in the world.

This is a controversial issue, of course. Many internet users think that fast internet connections should be more valuable than slow ones. That high-quality content should have more value. The problem here is, who is going to decide what high-quality is? It won’t be users, universities or scientists. It will be Google, or Youtube, or Facebook, or Microsoft.

The DonateForNetNeutrality website aims to raise $100,000.00 to fund the fight for net neutrality. They currently have $38,328.00, and every donation you make will be doubled by their sponsors. You can even make donations in cryptocurrencies.

The point in this campaign is to overrule the latest FCC ruling that killed net neutrality, only a few months ago. There is a mechanism called “Congressional Review Act” (CRA) which allows reversing previous decisions.

The problem is that time is running out and if this reversal doesn’t happen quickly, it could become permanent. That would make everything much harder to correct in the future. Making this happen will need to get the attention of some key lawmakers who are facing difficult races so that they start listening to their constituents.

  • This is what happens with the money you donate for this cause:
  • Congressmen and women get millions of calls, emails, tweets.
  • It finances crowdfunded billboards, newspaper ads, and online ads.
  • Organize local actions and events.

Keep this in mind: while Tron is not based in the US, the organization understands that lack of neutrality is going to affect every internet user around the world and, especially, the crypto verse in which decentralization and democracy are core values. Tron’s heart is in the right place. Let’s try and follow suit.

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Three of the Best Crypto-Friendly Currency Accounts for 2019

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The advent of blockchain and cryptocurrency has seen several industries disrupted like never before, including finance.

Notoriously resistant to change on any real scale, finance has always been seen as a tough industry to bring new ideas into, but blockchain has changed the game in many respects.

Today we’re seeing an influx of agile digital challengers to the established names that have dominated banking for so long.

Recently a report was published by consultancy company A.T. Kearney that claims “Not all banks will survive the tide of change as customers increasingly favor digital banks and innovative products and services.

“Branch closures are a short-term fix to steady the books, but it is not enough – traditional institutions need to consider strategic transformation to improve cost and top line and also offer more innovative products and services.”

In short, the world of banking is changing, and the following three startups are among the best crypto-friendly banking options for 2019.

Wirex

Offering customers a VISA card available in three different currencies, Wirex has quickly established itself as one of the most recognized names in crypto finance.

Billed as “crypto and traditional currency accounts that put the power in your hands,” Wirex allows customers to take charge of their entire banking needs from one simple to use platform.

You can fund your account using a credit/debit card, bank transfer,…

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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4 Reasons Why the New Bitcoin Rally Is Unlikely to Stop Now

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After more than a year of declining prices, the crypto market is finally seeing a period of serious recovery — one that has already brought digital currencies to heights not seen in over half a year now.

Only days ago, Bitcoin surged past several major resistance levels and managed to exceed its yearly high of over $8,000. Already, many skeptics are predicting the soon end of the bull run, and the possibility of yet another sharp decline. However, there are signs that suggest otherwise — that this bull run is only getting started, and that it will not end anytime soon.

There are four reasons why this is the case, and they are as follows:

1) Bakkt

There is the long-awaited Bitcoin futures exchange, Bakkt, which recently announced that the July test date for Bitcoin futures is soon to be set. Bakkt’s launch was delayed multiple times already, so the announcement came as quite a surprise. However, it appears that it will happen quite soon, after all.

As soon as its arrival becomes a certainty, Bitcoin will likely skyrocket even further, just like gold did when gold ETF appeared in 2013.

2) Bitcoin completely ignored the hacking of Binance

Binance has been the largest crypto exchange by trading volume for a while now, and as such, many expected that, if anything were to happen to it, Bitcoin…

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