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Here is how Tron (TRX) POS to DOS switch will affect the cryptocurrency

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As the 11th largest cryptocurrency in the world, Tron (TRX) has been making headways and headlines in the cryptocurrency sphere for some time now. Tron (TRX) recently launched its new Mainnet platform assisting the blockchain technology company get significant media attention and market penetration after the launch.

After launching it mainnet project, Tron (TRX) also launched its Virtual Machine project with some other ongoing projects in the pipeline, that is to include Tron’s Super Representative election.

Over the past few months, Tron (TRX) has managed to secure a lot of significant listings and partnerships, launching its official TronWallet recently for its Android users. Information from Tron (TRX) tells us that a similar mobile wallet will soon be available to iOS users.

Proof-of-Stake (POS) Vs. Proof-of-Work

One of the areas this article will try and shed more light on is the highly contentious consensus validation methods within the virtual currency ecosystem. For the longest period, there was a simple contradiction between Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake better known as POS.

While the later is known for being more flexible and scalable, the former is said to be more expensive and difficult to execute. But as PoS technology continues to grow and evolve becoming more and more enhanced, the virtual currency community began to request that PoS upgrades its systems to a more secure platform to become the preferred automatic transaction authentication blockchain method.

Conceding from the community’s pressure, PoS upgraded their systems to a more secure level ensuring they were safe from simple attacks and vulnerability on their platform.

And just like the requirement that was given by the crypto community, PoS started converting many institutions and companies to their Proof-of-Stake platform to grow and emerge as the most operational validation network available on the blockchain environment.

But as time goes by, the competitive landscape is changing as well. It is no longer a battle between PoS and PoW, rather a new crop of verification networks is emerging to give institutions newer avenues and platforms to validate transactions and settlements on the blockchain.

More specifically, the emergence of Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) into the validation method space has not only changed the playing field but has added introduced democracy as a new factor into the equation.

Recently, Tron Foundation came clear of their intentions to dump PoS for DPoS. PoS has been the prior default validation method used by the Tron blockchain.

The decision to shift to DPoS has caught many by surprise in the cryptocurrency world with reports telling us that the decision to undertake this iconic move was influenced by the in-depth study of the advantages and differences between the two validation methods.

It was on the weekend that Tron foundation disclosed to the world through their Twitter page that the DPoS network would be good for them as it would allow Tron community members to cast their vote in the incoming SR elections.

PoS, like Tron’s (TRX) previous default protocol, miners used to use their own tokens on a block if they wanted to verify the settlements associated with the block. Depending on the length of the transaction and the amount involved, they would then choose one miner to verify the transaction using sophisticated methods to come to that conclusion.

The decision by Tron (TRX) to adopt DPoS is expected to have a weighty and positive effect on the blockchain technology and the public’s perception of the entire consensus validation procedure.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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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.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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