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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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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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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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