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Tron’s (TRX) $100K Mainnet bug bounty tells a lot about their confidence

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Tron (TRX), one of the substantial blockchain based operating system and top 10 cryptocurrencies in the world launched their Main Net yesterday without any hitches or glitches. The migration of Tron’s network from Ethereum’s blockchain to its resident blockchain has been the most talked about event inside the cryptocurrency community. Right after the Main Net launch, Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, announced compensation for anyone who will be able to find any security hole in the Main Net.

Posting on his Twitter account, Justin revealed a huge reward to anyone in the general public or from the developer’s community who will find any erroneous coding in their Main Net. With the migration set to take place on 25th June, everyone is encouraged to take part in the reward program that will end on 25th June.

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By doing this, Tron will be able to detect and fix issues if any is found. This smart move from the founder and the management is to deploy a proper firewall that will prevent future hitches and glitches in the Tron system.

Tron is not taking any chances with its new blockchain and is investing big money in ensuring their Main Net is safe and secure unlike EOS, who offered a $10,000 bounty for any critical bug that has the potential of risking their main net launch on June 2.

Some bugs could be small, pose no risk, easy to solve, and does not directly affect the network entirety. However, if you manage to spot a huge error that might allow hackers to take advantage of the loophole to steal big amounts of TRX coins, this is worth the bounty payment of  $10 million ($10,000,000).

Justin’s Personal Invitation

Tron’s CEO personally invited all interested parties in joining the crypto’s Independence by downloading the Odyssey V2.0, Tron’s main net, on GitHub. It is also an exceptional time for any developer who wants to prove their skills are worth $100K. In retrospect, it only demands a few days of sitting in front of your pc and going through a bunch of codes.

It seems Justin Sun learned a lot from the trouble Ethereum faced with the EOS case where glitches in Ethereum’s smart contracts got around 600,000 ETH of user funds frozen in the Parity Wallet platform. This was discovered last year.

The entire Tron foundation, management, and Justin Sun can be lauded for a job well done for successfully launching the Main Net without any technical difficulties and going even ahead to invite computer geeks to tinker with their system in a show of confidence in their new blockchain.

What’s next for Tron?

At present, Tron (TRX) is trading at $0.057, a 5.51% decrease in last 24 hours. So, Tron is still on its losing trajectory in a market that either is not moving upwards as of now. Either way, experts are predicting an upsurge of value shortly after the Main Net settles down. It is just a matter of time before we see this happens.

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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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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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