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Latest Tron (TRX) Crypto News on Project Atlas

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Back in mid-June, news spread like wildfire that Justin Sun and the Tron Foundation had officially acquired the peer-to-peer file sharing platform of BitTorrent. The details of how Justin and the team at Tron were going to integrated the platform and its 150 Million users, was not yet known at that time.

What was known was that BitTorrent was key to decentralizing the web according to Justin’s vision as outlined in the Tron Whitepaper. Some fans had even noted that BitTorrent had been mentioned eight times on the document.

The Revelation of Project Atlas

At the end of July this year, Justin and his team unveiled Project Atlas that would kick-start the integration of the BitTorrent platform onto the Tron Ecosystem. Since then, the team has updated continuously on the secret project including during the Tron Virtual Machine (TVM) launch on the 31st of August.

How BitTorrent will Work on the Tron Blockchain

Project Atlas is meant to usher in a new era of content distribution. By using the BitTorrent protocol extension, a custom token, and an in-client token economy to address existing limitations, the team aims at changing how users can exchange value for computer resources on a global scale. The BitTorrent protocol has always had a system to incentivize users, and the Tron blockchain provides a gateway on how to do it.

Justin Sun would further explain the project as follows:

Project Atlas is the foundation for a new way of content distribution. To start, the product will feature faster downloads, more seeds, no mining, and backward compatibility. It is adapted to the world we live in today: mobile, connected, and transparent. We aim to eventually empower all content creators and their communities by eliminating the middleman and enabling content creators to distribute directly to users.

Users will have the option of providing tokens to uploaders in exchange for faster download speeds. BitTorrent peers will be able to offer tokens to incentivize other users to run clients on faster networks and to seed torrents for more extended periods. This will lead to better swarm longevity and faster download speeds for all swarm participants.

Users will also be able to earn tokens for continuing to seed files after a download is complete. That then means the token economy will be based on resources provided and not mining.

Justin Knoll, Project Atlas Lead, explained this further: 

Project Atlas is an evolution of torrent technology, not a revolution. With TRON’s blockchain expertise, our growing development team of seven people expects to ship the first features in the coming month.

The Tron Foundation and BitTorrent will be sharing more information about Project Atlas in the coming days and weeks. The first of these events will be on the 28th of September, 7 pm, PST. The livestream will be available on the Tron Foundation twitter page.

In conclusion, this new development has provided the much-needed clarity as to whether TRX will be used inside the BitTorrent protocol. With a custom token to fuel operations on the BitTorrent protocol, this then means it will be created on the Tron network and through the different incentives of Project Atlas, users can accumulate these tokens.

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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.  

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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
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  • 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.

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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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