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Tron (TRX) issues new development kit as it enters smart contracts era

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The blockchain technology was created, in the beginning, to support Bitcoin. That was its purpose and reason for being. But that was just the first version, no second cryptocurrency (like Tron or any other) except Bitcoin was created at that time. Currently, we have third generation blockchains and, while most of them still support a digital asset of some kind, the idea is now different.

The blockchain 3.0, which is the version in use by most new projects, is a lot more than means to create a token. It’s a full-fledged OS that can also support all kinds of smart-contracts and decentralized apps. This is the idea espoused by projects such as EOS, Tron, Cardano, and many others.

That’s why Tron’s foundation announcement is so important. Just today they finally released their development kit for the Tron platform. It’s comprised of TronBox, TronGrid, TronStudio, and TronWeb. This is a set of developing tools designed to allow programmers to create content, decentralized applications, smart contracts and all kinds of other cool things using Tron blockchain.

Is Tron focused just on cryptocurrency?

Remember something: there is a cryptocurrency associated with Tron (which is called Tronix or TRX) but the project’s aim is not to develop the coin alone. Tron’s purpose is to use blockchain technology to decentralize the web in such a way that content creators will not need central authorities or corporations anymore to monetize the fruits of their labor. That’s what Tron is about and that’s what the new developer’s kit is supposed to achieve.

Tron is barely a year old, but through a combination of great leadership, ambition, and state-of-the-art blockchain technology, it’s become one of the most relevant and interesting projects in the cryptosphere. In the last few months, Tron managed to leave the Ethereum network behind to create its own Main Net. It’s also released its native virtual machine and announced several strategic partnerships.

Today’s announcement is just another step in the right direction for Tron to deliver on its promises. This is great news for developers because Tron’s technology can be developed using Java, which is among the most popular programming languages among computer engineers, as opposed to some other languages that are native and proprietary in some other platforms.

It means that if you want to develop new apps in, say, Ethereum, you need to learn a new programming language that no university teaches (and that is also not very well documented in the technical literature). The preference for Java opens Tron’s doors to any competent computer programmer in the world.

The new developing kit is an all-in-one tool. It’s free, it’s open source. It marks the start of smart contracts that can run on Tron’s Main Net. They will be 200 times faster than Ethereum, a hundred time cheaper than EOS. It brings the best of all worlds together in a way that very few other blockchain projects can (or have even tried).

TronWeb, as the name suggests, aims to connect web developers to the Tron network and to trade in TRX and other tokens. TronBox is a framework to develop and deploy smart contracts. TronStudio is an IDE that takes full advantage of Tron’s Virtual Machine and brings together the best features in all the other of the kit’s apps. TronGrid is inspired by Ethereum’s Infura and it allows the development and release of decentralized apps and smart contracts.

The main thing to keep in mind about today’s news is that Tron keeps delivering on its promises, always on time, and always up to (and beyond) the expected specifications. Congratulations to Justin Sun, the Tron Foundation and the community.

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How Cryptocurrencies Will Change Online Gambling in the Future

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VOLUM (VLM) Announces Commencement of Token Generation Event

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ESTONIA, May 4, 2019 – VOLUM (the “Company”), a multi-dimensional blockchain technology holding company, is thrilled to announce the commencement of the Volum (VLM) Token Generation Event (“TGE”) beginning on Saturday, May 4. The VLM utility token is the native cryptocurrency powering the VOLUM supply chain and logistics management platform.

Driven by algorithmically intelligent software tailored to logistics and supply chain management, along with Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) integrated functionality, and a backbone of hybrid public and consortium blockchain architecture, the platform is organized around the Volum (VLM) token. The VOLUM TGE will be managed by deploying ERC20 tokens on Ethereum Mainnet to maximize future access to cryptocurrency exchanges.

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How to Secure Yourself in Relation to Bitcoin: Top VPN Services

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Nowadays, more frequently people opt to use cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin while dealing with financial transactions for its convenience, so its increasing prevalence isn’t round-of-the-mill phenomenon but still, its users need to create fully protected cooltechzone to secure their data.

Recently, a great abundance of VPNs have started to accept it as a way of payment and it definitely makes sense: one buys VPN to retain anonymity on the Web, so why not to use the privacy-focused payment method? Paying for a VPN service with Bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency secures personal data from curious eyes leaving no traces.

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