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Tron (TRX) on its way up to potentially rank among top 7 cryptos in the market

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In a recent tweet, Tron (TRX) founder and CEO, Justin Sun disclosed that his creation, the Tron blockchain is much better than the second most relevant blockchain technologies in the global market capitalization, Ethereum (ETH).

Talking about the roots, Tron as a blockchain technology seeks to decentralize the internet. Since the beginning of the digital coin until recently when the mainnet was launched, Tron’s token, also known as Tronix or TRX were ERC20 smart contracts hosted by the Ethereum platform.

In the tweet, CEO Justin declares that Tron (TRX) is efficient than Ethereum with its speeds clocking speeds of up to 80 times faster than Ethereum’s. A decisive benefit, especially regarding long-term scalability in the medium. In today’s world, transaction speed is a crucial factor that is widely taken into consideration when evaluating the potential and the convenience of mass adoption of a certain blockchain.

The recent purchase of BitTorrent by Tron is a matter of strategic importance for the crypto company. According to the visionary leader, Justin Sun, the merger of BitTorrent’s infrastructure with Tron’s can aid in the creation of a more advanced peer-to-peer platform in the world.

Tron Set Launches its Secret Project: Virtual Machine

The Tron Foundation has revealed its virtual machine project in its testnet mode today, implementation of another step towards making its platform better and competitive than other competitors in the crypto market and beyond.

The event, planned and publicized for weeks, has managed to boost trading volumes and propel Tronix as high as $0.03586 per coin or roughly about 475 Satoshi, as of the press time (even though the price is still in red today, the TRX token was $0.04 yesterday).

Going by Tron’s marketing strategy, Tron Foundation has been announcing roughly one event every month, leading to a boost in prices. However, the recent virtual machine launch announcement and the secret project declaration do not seem to create much of a buzz in the crypto market.

With the implementation of the Virtual Machine project, Tron (TRX) will start to resembling Ethereum’s distributed operating system making it a key element in creating scalable decentralized applications. Unlike Ethereum’s virtual machine, Tron’s virtual machine will not involve the payment of fees. It is yet to be known the type of resources the TVM would require.

DApps and Smart contracts can be initiated and implemented on the virtual machine testnet and arrayed to the Tron Virtual Machine on Super Representative’s nodes.

Tron Vs. Facebook as a Decentralized Blockchain

Tron as a digital currency is generally exchanged via the internet, but unlike other virtual currencies such as Bitcoin or Ripple’s XRP, Tron finds its best niche in the area of entertainment and showbiz with the goal to scrap off usability costs for individuals who want to access entertainment content such as movies and films.

As a decentralized blockchain technology, Tron aims to create a free content entertainment system globally where every user can freely publish, create, store, and archive data while content providers, on the other hand, will be restrained from paying high commissions to centralized networks such as Apple App Store and Google Play. Users will be in control of their information and data unlike in the Facebook situation where user data are leaked to advertising firms.

All in all, things are looking pretty good for the so-called hyped-crypto, Tron (TRX), as the project seems to be a real deal and not just the hot air. With BitTorrent’s 100 million users joining the Tron party, its Virtual Machine launch and robust mission, Tron (TRX) seems to be on its way to at least join top 7 cryptocurrencies list (if not top 5) soon.

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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