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What happened to Tron (TRX), why no rally after MainNet launch?

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It has been a long way coming for the 10th substantial digital asset by market capitalization, but finally, Tron successfully launched its main net on 31 May. What this mainstream launch means is Tron’s blockchain will no longer be dependent on Ethereum’s block. TRX was one of the ERC20 digital tokens before, but now it is an independent digital coin existing on its blockchain, marking the beginning of Tron’s independence from Ethereum and the decentralization of the web.

This means TRX tokens which has become a darling to many, will be converted to the MainNet currency in the coming days by a majority of the cryptocurrency exchanges in the market. However, users are required to fulfill a few steps in ensuring the transition takes place. Users have a deadline of June 25 to comply with the new features.

The May 31 MainNet launch was a unanimous decision to leave Ethereum’s in-fighting about community governance as well as “high gas tariffs and archaic gas burn mechanism,” according to a press release by Tron Foundation.

Investors to Wait Longer for Rally

However, amidst the excitement and buzz that accompanied the launch of Tron’s Odyssey 2.0, there are fears that Tron’s prices might further soar following a drop of over 9.7% in the last seven days. Today, Tron’s price is at $0.059 while it was at $0.073 on May 26. Additionally, TRX is one of the few top 10 virtual currencies that are depreciating in what is an otherwise pool of green.

Experts are blaming the surge to what they regard as brilliant marketing by the Tron team that managed to heighten expectation, confidence, and awareness of the token.

But now that the hype is subsiding, Tron needs to actualize real results and meet the high expectation or else it will disappear from the cryptocurrency radar faster than it appeared on it. On the other hand, long-term investors are ignoring the recent shortcomings and are focusing on the long-term prospects.

What Next for Tron?

Actions that are expected have a positive effect on Tron after launching Odyssey 2.0 include:

The Inclusion of More dApps on Tron

Tron (TRX) seems to be aligning itself at a vantage point to capture Ethereum’s customer base as lack of scalability and transaction costs continue to trouble the investor of smart contracts.

Odyssey 2.0, Tron’s new main net, increases the overall throughput of the platform to over 1000 TPS while charging little or no cost for transactions.

If you compare the two, you will see that Tron solves Ethereum’s <25TPS issue and high transaction rate challenge by offering a better platform to build and develop decentralized applications.

Trading Volumes to Increase

Even though daily TRX volumes being traded are yet to match the highs of the over $3.8 billion worth of Tron that were traded on a single day early this year, the current volume of about $700 million is predicted to pass the billion-dollar mark as the new Main Net settles down.

Election of Super Representatives

Super Representatives are argued to play a role in stabilizing and improving the value of TRX by representing the will of contributors to the project and providing the much-awaited governance of the project.

All in all, not just the above-mentioned factors will bring in Tron’s rally shortly, the project has put together a number of things in a ‘right’ way – so it will only go up. The enormous investment Tron has received cannot make it die easily. Prices are expected to appreciate within the month with an all-time high expected to take place at the end of June.

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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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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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