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Tron (TRX) throws in a new surprise prior to its Main Net launch

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Tron will leave Ethereum’s blockchain technology (ERC20) behind as this month ends and will become entirely independent. Then their tokens will also migrate on June 25th once Tron’s Main Net is thoroughly tested. At that point, Tron’s TRX won’t rely on ERC-20 at all.

Tron’s CEO and founder, Mr. Justin Sun, started a countdown regarding the event. It’s been embraced by the crypto community and has brought Tron new attention, partners and listings the world over. So far, more than ten global exchanges have declared to support Tron’s migration (Binance included).

Tron’s team has made a point of keeping their community updated by creating a newsletter that they published recently, and no one else but Justin Sun himself authorized that.

The letter detailed all about the new upgrade process and the launch’s schedule. It even included previously unavailable information about a virtual machine that will come online six days before the net release.

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The letter authorized by Mr. Sun!

Mr. Sun announced that TronVM v.0.1 is going to be released on May 25th, and he stated how excited he and the whole team are about this (they are not alone, the entire crypto-world is excited!). The new virtual machine will allow the old Tron dapps built for Ethereum initially, to work on the new Main Net without problems.

There are adapters that developers can make use of to migrate their apps smoothly from Ethereum to Tron. The VM is a run-time environment capable of creating smart contracts and carrying out transactions using Tron’s new blockchain. A reward program was also announced for developers who move from Ethereum network to Tron.

On the last weekend, May 12th, Tron tweeted regarding the update by posting:

The whole Tron team is hoping for a seamless, hassle-free adaptation period in which tokenization will get unrestricted support from everybody. The exchanges that carry Tron have been very clear that users will face no inconvenience at all during the migration. Every transaction will be automatic, done by the exchanges and the Tron team, so there is just no looking back at this point.

A Tron fan, MichaelM, wrote: 

Twitterati Suman Saha added: 

Another Twitter user who goes by the name Cryptoape, tweeted:

Speculator Ady tweeted:

Another crypto enthusiast Trader Afrique said:

These developments have helped Tron and its market performance for sure. It’s just been going through the roof. The number of Tron’s TRX holders went above a million which is nothing to laugh at. 

The market hasn’t been so optimistic as it’s given TRX a $0.073 value after their highest $0.08. Tron’s has lost 10.4% over the last seven days, but Tron remains the tenth best coin and chances are it will go up again. Consequently, I must say that Tron more likely will throw more surprises on our way even before its Mainnet launch – as this crypto apparently loves surprises.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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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