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Clash of virtual machines: Cardano (ADA) and Tron to skirmish in Q3 of 2018

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Most of Tron’s followers and community members probably know that Tron (TRX) launched an upgraded version of its Virtual machine this week. A massive milestone for the Tron community, but what exactly is Tron Virtual Machine?

A Tron Virtual machine is a VM developed by Tron Foundation for the intention of making the Tron network bigger and better. On the other hand, a virtual machine is an application environment or an operating system that imitates a computer system or dedicated hardware.

For instance, a developer using a Windows personal computer needs a UNIX-based operating system to finish a project but cannot afford to buy a new or used UNIX-based computer. With a virtual machine, the developer will be able to create an environment where they can use other software’s and programs in different environments with their existing PC.

The Relevance of Virtual Machine in Blockchain Technology

VM’s are relevant and necessary in blockchain technologies as they are used to test and implement large-scale Decentralized Applications.

Developers have availed the opportunity to create smart contracts that are hosted by the Tron Virtual machine using friendly programming languages created in existing languages that they are familiar with, without necessarily learning new programming languages.

Cardano’s Virtual Machine

Following the precedence that was laid by Tron, Cardano (ADA) has made a milestone achievement this week by launching the testing version of their virtual machine IELE.

Cardano’s virtual machine, IELE, works on a unique programming language that was explicitly developed for creating digital contracts in a secure way on the Cardano protocol. According to an official press release by the IOHK team, the newly released VM is a representation of Cardano’s second test net version while representing the extension of the previously launched test net.

It is believed Cardano’s recent update will have a revolutionary impact on the entire financial infrastructure giving developers and creators the opportunity to utilize smart contract technology as part of the services being offered by Cardano.

In the world of blockchain technology, smart contract technology, at present, is a necessity contributing to the growth of the digital economy by facilitating the movement of any amount of money between two entities that have agreed on the same terms. All this excluding the involvement of third parties, contributing to the decentralization of the internet and financial processes while cost-cutting on time and money required for such activities.

Tron Virtual Machine

The Tron VM is designed to be well-matched with Ethereum’s Virtual Machine and its environment which enables Ethereum creators the leeway to compile and adjust their codes in a platform that facilitates smart contracts in Ethereum to be easily transferable to Tron.

Unlike other virtual machines that depend on gas, Tron VM uses bandwidth, offering free transaction and smart contract facilities on their platform. When it comes to flexibility, developers using TVM are more flexible when it comes to programming complex applications on the Tron platform considering they have less worry about the cost of doing certain tasks and transactions.

In summary, virtual machines incorporation in blockchain technology is widely applauded as a required technology that assists in offering solutions to the shortcomings that have been bedeviling other systems, hence attract a lot of developers. Something that is ultimately good for cryptocurrency and the entire blockchain ecosystem.

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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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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

You have just suffered a major loss. It may have been your mistake, or…

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