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TRON Surges by 100% in 30 Days — Can it Go Even Further?

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Despite many crypto investors’ hopes, the start of 2019 did not bring a new rally, nor did the crypto market manage to shake off the bear grip which caused a tremendous price drop in the past year. In fact, the market continues to drop even now. In the past month, the total crypto market value lost around $27 billion, placing it to only $111 billion right now.

However, while nearly all coins are trading in the red, with their charts showing a continuous drop — TRON (TRX) is one of a very few obvious exceptions. In fact, while nearly every other crypto experiences losses, TRON managed to grow by around 100% in five weeks, starting with December 17th.

Before it started seeing gains, TRX price was at around $0.127. However, within only five weeks, TRX managed to climb to around $0.025, according to TradingView. While this is not much when compared to large cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin which move up and down by hundreds of dollars, it is still a huge move for TRX, whose value is still only a fraction of a dollar.

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Why did TRON price grow?

One of the obvious questions right now is — why did it happen? After all, TRON went through an entire 2018, with countless partnerships, projects, and other new developments without its price being affected in any significant way. So, why now?

The reason is the recent launch of BitTorrent Token (BTT). BTT is to be native crypto of the BitTorrent’s own ecosystem, and it has been in the works ever since TRON purchased BitTorrent in mid-2018. A little over a week ago, BTT was launched on Binance Launchpad, an initiative that is supposed to launch one coin per month and expose it to millions of Binance’s users.

The response was extremely positive, but also quite unexpected, and the entire token sale was finished after only 18 minutes, even after the platform had issues due to a large number of interested investors.

The launch has seen the sale of 23.76 billion BTT coins which went to holders of Binance Coin (BNB), as well as another 35.64 billion BTT coins which were distributed to TRON holders.

The demand for BTT surprised everyone, although it was a positive surprise. However, it also had quite an impact on TRON’s growth and future development, as it can already be seen from the increase in TRX value.

Another thing to remember is that BitTorrent has millions of users, which is something that no dApp has managed to achieve so far. Despite there being multiple projects dedicated to the creation of smart contracts and dApps, such as Ethereum, EOS, and even TRON itself — not one of them managed to attract enough users to reach the popularity of BitTorrent.

According to TRON’s founder, Justin Sun, there are currently around 1 billion devices in the BitTorrent ecosystem. Due to the number of available BTT coins, that is only around 990 BTT per device, which is likely to allow BTT price to grow as well. The big question now is how many of those users are actually going to want to use BTT.

If it turns out that BTT complicates the use of BitTorrent, this may have negative consequences on the coin, at least when it comes to its adoption by BitTorrent users. Those who use BitTorrent only from time to time for casual file download might not be interested in going to exchanges, making accounts, and learning how to trade crypto just because they can.

Meanwhile, all those who do decide to use the coin will help increase TRON’s own ecosystem, with all of the transactions going through its blockchain network. While it is not clear how many users will opt to do so, it is likely that TRON will have to handle millions of additional requests, with many of them likely being made regularly.

However, TRON’s developers did have scalability in mind since the launch of the blockchain. As a result, it is possible that TRON’s blockchain will successfully handle the requests, in which case all that remains is to see how its price is going to behave.

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Top 4 Cryptocurrencies to Bet on in 2019

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The crypto winter ended and Bitcoin is breaking through the $5000 resistance barrier and leading a general charge in bullishness among cryptocurrencies has seen more positivity in the market than ever before. However, before any talk of a crypto spring should start, we need to look at what happened during the winter.

Many different platforms were either fully released or improved upon significantly. There has been a surge of innovation and the crystallization of ideas. The market isn’t just about crypto trading or bitcoin trading; it has become more about what businesses will leverage blockchain in the best way. Investors need to look at what a coin offers beyond just being a cryptocurrency. What partners does it have, what is the long term plan and is it liquid enough?

Investing in altcoins has never been a better option than right now. The volatility index shows that the market is growing without having to rely on Bitcoin. While Bitcoin still determines and up or down trend, the altcoins do not follow this trend exactly. More and more tokens and coins are surviving and thriving on their own merits rather than riding in Bitcoin’s wake.

The four coins to follow are our pick for the top 4 cryptocurrencies most likely to give you substantial returns by the end of 2019.

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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Luxcore

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With the recent surge of Bitcoin in the last few weeks, many traders are hoping for a more profitable year than 2018.  Even if that comes to fruition, my advice over the past year remains the same.  Traders must look for companies and projects that offer blockchain solutions with real-world use and complete transparency.  One company that meets both of those requirements is Luxcore (LUX).

What is Luxcore?

Luxcore is a blockchain solutions and services ecosystem that focuses on developing security and privacy products.  The Luxcore platform utilizes the PHI2 algorithm powered blockchain to build a wide variety of product offerings.  One of the platform’s primary goals is to help close the gap between regular consumers and enterprise users by introducing specific use-cases for each group of users.

Exciting Roadmap for 2019

As mentioned earlier, one of the absolute requirements of building a successful blockchain project is to be fully and completely transparent.  Luxcore certainly meets that requirement with the introduction of their most recent roadmap.

The roadmap does a great job of showing which projects are in development, how far along each project is, and the expected completion date of each project.  With this, LUX traders and potentially interested consumers can follow along and monitor the status of projects that they are especially interested in.

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Can XRP Break Out of the Falling Wedge?

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XRP is the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, which currently sits at around $13.5 billion. The coin also has a price of $0.325316 at the time of writing, after seeing a significant price correction of 4% in the last 24 hours.

Just like many other cryptocurrencies, XRP has seen massive losses during the 2018 bear market. However, this falling wedge seems to have seen a real breakout in 2019, as the crypto winter started to let go, and a lot of coins saw significant price recoveries.

XRP’s falling wedge was much more difficult to stop, which can be seen on its long-term chart. But, the recent bull runs allowed numerous cryptocurrencies to finally see growth, and XRP is definitely one of them. The charts also show that the coin’s falling wedge has seen a breakout, which is an excellent thing for the future of XRP’s price.

However, for the coin’s price to truly turn and stay bullish, XRP needs to see larger volumes. The experts believe that this is the key for a new rally, one which would allow XRP to reach true recovery.

XRP price performance and predictions

As mentioned, XRP had struggled to start growing even when most other cryptocurrencies were drawn in a number of bull runs. While the coin has been acting the same as others until mid-February, it is clear that the…

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