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TRON (TRX) Main Net Launch is Ahead of Schedule

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Justin Sun, Tron’s CEO and the public face of the cryptocurrency, just announced an acceleration of their main net release. Although details are sparse, this is great news for investors. The sooner that Tron releases their proprietary cryptocurrency platform, the better. Despite multiple baseless smear campaigns, consistent progress and high-profile partnerships have kept the public engaged.

The launch of a functional main net will allow Tron to begin porting their TRX token over from the ERC-20 Ethereum standard. Fully breaking away from the Ethereum blockchain will grant Tron several advantages. Chief among them is rapid transactions and low fees – two things that are currently burdening Ethereum.

Main Net Acceleration

A more detailed explanation of the main net advancement is expected soon. Meanwhile, several inferences can be made from previous quotes. First, the test net launch will continue on schedule; beginning March 31st. However, the first release of the full main net platform will start on May 31st, over a month earlier than they had originally anticipated. This is a major win for the cryptocurrency. Once the main net stabilizes, they will be free of the ERC-20 blockchain. From there, they can prove what Tron is truly capable of.

Sun has remarked that their blockchain will be capable of 1,000 transactions per second – more than almost all of their competition. Only Ripple is faster among the top cryptocurrencies. Further, their fees will drop to a negligible fraction of a cent – making transactions on the blockchain effectively free. These two factors combine to make Tron an incredibly attractive location for the creation of decentralized media and applications. Dapps are extremely reliant on a free flow of data within a blockchain, and making that system free of any friction is paramount. Many of Tron’s announced partners intend to use the platform for just these reasons.

The Upcoming Exodus

Both the test net and main net launches are part of the proposed ‘Exodus’ phase of Tron’s roadmap. The first of six phases, Exodus is arguably the most critical component of the entire process. Before Exodus, Tron has no proof of concept technology to showcase. Their ambitious roadmap and all-star team go a long way towards making up for that, and it shows in their market cap. When they have publicly released software and the ability for early adopters to start development, we may very well see that market cap explode.

Their second phase, ‘Odyssey’, will pivot the focus from initial development to early adoption. It’s hard to believe that they could increase the pace of partnerships, given Justin Sun’s near-constant acquisitions. Yet, that’s exactly what they intend to do – and that ultimately depends on the success of the Exodus phase. Once they have a fully functioning product, pulling in more content creators should be easy, comparatively.

A New Platform for Decentralized Gaming

We’ve already seen the rollout of several cryptocurrency based games – including Ethereum’s CryptoKitties and Tron’s own TRX Dogs. Both games have gathered a large user base, despite their relatively primitive features. Once the Tron main net goes live, we’ll see a true renaissance in blockchain based gaming. Where mobile gaming is currently one of the fastest growing aspects of the industry, decentralized applications offer an entirely new avenue.

Mobile games are at the forefront of the micro-transaction economy, but the possibilities are endless inside of the TRX blockchain. Fiat currency powers the mobile market, and money spent in one game is effectively taken out of the system. Decentralized gaming can unify virtual currencies – allowing the transfer of TRX from one gaming app to another. This opens up the possibility of earning currency in one game, only to spend it in another – monetizing the user’s play and driving them to invest more time. When players feel they are gaining real rewards, they are more likely to stay engaged.

Scalability and the Rise of Tron

Investors have seen what cryptocurrency gaming is capable of – but they’ve also seen the drawbacks. Long transaction times and high fees have made some of the earliest games decreasingly feasible. The smart developers haven’t seen this as a sign of decentralized gaming not being viable – they are just waiting for the proper platform to exist. Tron’s expressed abilities are exactly what they’ve been waiting for, and the completion of the Exodus phase will prove that to those waiting in the wings.

People are expecting great things from the Tron blockchain, and Justin Sun is eager to deliver. In the past two weeks, we’ve seen a 10% increase in the price per unit of the TRX token – and that’s just based on announcements alone. The release of the test net will give everyone a taste of what Tron can do. It will also give investors the chance to be an early adopter – before the main net rolls out, and the price point of entry rises significantly to match.

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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.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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