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TRX, EOS, ZIL, VEN, ADA: 5 ‘just around the corner’ main net launches

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The technology behind each cryptocurrency is one of the factors that makes a project interesting and worth investing in. Five major digital coins are going to soon release their very own Main Nets in a move that promises to revolutionize the way they will perform and the interest they will gather from both fans and neutral investors alike. We’re talking about Tron (TRX), Zilliqa (ZIL), EOS (EOS), Cardano (ADA), and VeChain (VEN).

Each of these five projects has a faithful and enthusiastic community behind them. They have a current Test Net version too that’s been online for some time, in preparation to release their Main Nets, and they are all about to release their very own blockchain technology (their new Main Nets). This has created a lot of expectations in the market. ADA is a bit of an exception, but more on that later.

Let’s start with Tron (TRX). They scheduled their Main Net release for this May 31st, that’s just ten days away as I write this. Tron is Justin Sun‘s corporation which has its own currency (TRX), but their blockchain technology doesn’t only aim to support TRX but to decentralize the whole web, especially its entertainment content. 

It’s a particularly ambitious project that’s gathered incredible amounts of momentum in fewer than twelve months. Some other exciting announcements from Tron are expected to be published soon.

Then there is EOS. The launch’s exact date has created a lot of speculation, but the online countdown available on the project’s website is set to 2 June at 22:59:59 UTC. 

Their goal is to become the go-to platform for decentralized applications development and a superior smart contract capability to Ethereum’s.

A third Main Net will be launched this year by VeChain. It’s alpha tested currently by a hundred selected users. When this stage is completed, they will move on to a ‘Public’ beta Test in which any user can participate. VeChanThor (the new blockchain’s official name) is expected to come online in late June, but the exact date remains unknown. 

Zilliqa is another project that has a live Test Net running since the March 31st. Zilliqa introduces many interesting new concepts and tools to the crypto world. Like the idea of sharding mining in which each mining task is divided into several smaller pieces that can be processed in parallel with each one accounting for a transaction.

It also includes the Scilla programming language that is designed to be secure and developer-friendly. Zilliqa’s ultimate goal is to bring previously unknown scalability to smart contracts. The exact release date remains unknown, but it’s expected to come online on this year’s third quarter.

Last but not least is Cardano (the project behind the ADA cryptocurrency), and it’s gathered so much interest that observers can’t wait for the thing to be released. 

Their new Main Net is actually already running; it has been since last September 29th. But so far it’s been running only in three trusted nodes that are hosted by the Cardano Foundation, Emurgo, and IOHK.

The next step on the ADA roadmap is called Shelley, which is the Main Net’s decentralization. This will happen this year at some point in either Q2 or Q3. 

The initial release will be about stake pool testnets and delegation. It will enable users into delegating their stake or, also, be stake pools for having other stakes delegated to their pool.

So the difference between ADA and the other four is that it’s already running on its very own blockchain and Main Net, so there will be no migration happening. Their update will be about bringing decentralization about.

So there you go, crypto enthusiasts! These are the coins that will go for their own Main Net this year. Keep reading our posts so you can find out the exact release dates for the projects that have not announced them yet.

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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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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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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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