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Tron (TRX) CEO Justin Sun Challenges Ethereum and Vitalik Buterin

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A well-known figure in the cryptocurrency world, Justin Sun is undoubtedly charismatic. Of course, that level of confidence and outreach can occasionally cause friction. Sun recently made several comments on Twitter about the Ethereum blockchain, comparing it against his own Tron project. His dedicated community latched onto these statements and ran with them. Unfortunately, this caused some friction with the Ethereum community. This may seem counterproductive, as Tron’s TRX token is still firmly in place on the ERC20 standard. However, the recent launch of the Tron test net means that the two projects will soon diverge.

Sun targeted many of Ethereum’s major statistics. Among his targets was Ethereum’s transaction rate – which still stands at an abysmal 25 per second. He went on to discuss the relatively high fee for these transactions, inversely proportional to the relatively low number of decentralized app users. The picture that Justin paints is a dire one for Ethereum – within his comparison, Ethereum is barely a competitor to Sun’s Tron blockchain.

Of course, the response was quick and biting. Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum and head of their development foundation, had some choice words for Mr. Sun. He responded to Justin’s info-graphic with a sarcastic remark about Tron’s recent whitepaper controversy. Ultimately, Ethereum’s dominance over the smart contract field is undisputed. This includes Tron, considering their token’s status as an ERC20 standard. Until the global main net launch, Tron is dependent on the Ethereum blockchain to provide functionality to their TRX token.

Tron Listed on Bithumb

In brighter news for Tron, the last week saw their TRX token added to major South Korean exchange Bithumb. South Korea is a well known hot spot for cryptocurrency, despite their recent governmental hiccups. Leveraging cross-over appeal, Justin Sun’s success in getting TRX listed will give the coin a much-wanted boost. Although Tron has held up better than many altcoins in the recent market correction, it is still significantly below the all-time high.

Bithumb has strict rules for which coins gain listing on their site, and it’s possible that Tron’s proof of concept test net helped push them over the top. This added trading volume is a feather in Sun’s cap as he moves towards Tron’s full main net release next month. If everything goes smoothly, the Tron blockchain may actually compete against Ethereum – just as Sun claimed it would.

Updates on Tron’s Test Net

Tron’s test net has been available since the end of last month, and it has seen heavy adoption in that time frame. Sun announced over 2,500 active nodes in 31 countries, making his project one of the most active in the crypto-sphere as it stands. Given the low volume and lethargic market conditions, this is an impressive accomplishment. Recent market trends suggest that we may have reached the bottom, at least for the near future. Given the success of Tron’s test net in this environment, a market upswing could be extremely lucrative for the new blockchain.

Tron came a long way from their start as a vision and an ERC20 token. Sun’s leadership and the strong showing from Tron’s development team created a visible, working product. Not many blockchains can claim this feat yet. Whether or not Tron will ultimately fulfill all of Justin Sun’s promises has yet to be seen, but they are on the right track.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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