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TRON’s First DEX Goes Live on TronScan

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The eleventh largest cryptocurrency by market cap, TRON (TRX), has recently announced plans to launch a decentralized exchange (DEX) on TronScan. According to the new announcement posted by TRON’s CEO, Justin Sun, the team kept its word, and TRON’s first DEX is now live.

The need for decentralized exchanges

TRON’s goal to decentralize the web has caused this project and the team behind it to make multiple large moves, most of which were in 2018. The project already launched a MainNet, transferred all of its tokens, entered numerous partnerships, and has also announced big plans for the future.

However, while TRON managed to remain decentralized, the same cannot be said for most cryptocurrency exchanges. In fact, the centralization of exchanges goes against everything that cryptocurrencies stand for. In the past, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology were still new and underdeveloped. The need for exchanges appeared, and centralized institutions took over.

In recent years, however, this technology matured enough for decentralized exchanges to start appearing. While still flawed, many investors decided to support them, in hope of reaching true decentralization. Now, TRON joined this move by launching its own DEX.

Tron’s first DEX

Thanks to projects such as several dApps that have already grown popular, as well as TRON’s new DEX, TRX has seen quite an increase in daily trading volume. In fact, it is now rare for this currency to have a volume lower than $100 million per day. It even managed to break the record previously held by Ethereum.

Many have taken this as proof that TRON’s DEX is already quite busy, especially considering that the exchange is currently offering 10 different tokens, all of which are paired with TRX. These include:

  1. dice/TRX
  2. ton/TRX
  3. IGG/TRX
  4. WIN/TRX
  5. CryptoDivaFund/TRX
  6. TWX/TRX
  7. TronWatchMarket/TRX
  8. SEDD/TRX
  9. CryptoGuyInZA/TRX
  10. CryptoChain/TRX

The exchange has attracted a lot of attention, and supporters of the listed tokens have taken to trading on TRON’s platform as well. In the meanwhile, Sun has invited the TRX community to come up with additional tokens and projects for the purpose of expanding the TRON ecosystem further.

At the time of writing, cryptocurrencies (TRON included) are experiencing another severe drop that has interrupted the recent period of recovery. Because of this, TRON price has dropped significantly, and the coin has experienced a 14.49% fall in the last 24 hours. It is currently priced at $0.018284, although many believe that this is a short-term incident and that the price will soon grow back up.

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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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