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TRON (TRX) Surges by 20%

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A number of cryptocurrencies have seen a lot of positive development in early 2019, with most of them experiencing significant gains, followed by mild drops, only to start gaining more value once again. TRON (TRX), for example, has just recently surged by as much as 20% within 24 hours.

TRON has made a lot of progress in 2018, from launching its MainNet to benefiting from popular new dApps and announcing massive projects such as Project Atlas. In the meanwhile, the coin entered more partnerships than anyone can count, and new announcements of listings are constantly coming.

Its market cap is also rising, and after spending months ranked as 11th largest coin, TRX has recently started to move up the list. The real progress was made after it managed to enter the top 10 list, and after that, within only a few short days, TRX managed to rise to the 8th spot, which it holds at the time of writing.

This was a significant milestone for TRON, not only because it climbed so high up the list, but also because its market cap surpassed $2 billion.

Meanwhile, TRON’s creator, Justin Sun, continues to publish important announcements via his Twitter account. Recent examples of important news include submitting the proposal that will allow TRC-10 token transfers in smart contracts, which is expected to go into effect on January 11th, new milestones hit by TRON dApps, new listings, and alike.

TRON grows while the crypto market trades in the red

The new price surge might be attributed to these successful moves, which have finally impacted TRON’s price as well. This is a clear contrast to last year’s situation when TRX made some very important moves which made countless headlines, but its price never moved in any significant way.

At the time of writing, TRX is valued at $0.031183, according to CoinMarketCap. Its the market cap is just over $2 billion, while its daily trading volume sits just below $700 million. The current growth originally started on December 17th, and it kept on growing ever since this day. The holiday season has slowed down this upward trend by a bit, but it never discouraged it from continuing to rise.

Many were hoping that this would be the case in 2019, and while a lot of coins did start the year trading in the green, nearly all of them are currently losing value, with TRON and a handful of other coins being exceptions.

As for TRON’s plans for the future, most of them revolve around completing the projects that were started in 2018, developing new dApps, and continuing with the coin’s expansion in regards to partnerships and exchange listings. While the current growth seemingly came out of nowhere, many would argue that it was long overdue, and TRON community members seem to be optimistic regarding the coin’s future.

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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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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
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • 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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