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What to Expect From TRON In 2019

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As 2018 gets closer to its end, the so-called crypto winter continues, and many of the leading coins have lost a lot in terms of value and size. While there are those who believe that these coins will simply bounce back like many times before, there are others, who claim that the time has come for a new generation to take over the position of leading cryptocurrencies.

While there are many coins that show potential to actually take over, TRON in 2019 is one of those that are most likely to do so. Naturally, TRON itself also has supporters and non-believers, those who claim that it will bring forth web 3.0 and those that say that it is all just hype and clever marketing.

Looking at the evidence, it is more than possible that TRON will actually be among top coins of the third generation of crypto, if not its representative, just like Ethereum was for the second generation and Bitcoin for the first.

TRON in 2018

Like all coins, TRON has lost a lot of its value in January 2018 after the market crashed, and like every other crypto, it has yet to recover from this event. At the time of writing, its price is at $0.016643, while the coin itself holds the 11th position on CoinMarketCap’s list of largest cryptos.

Throughout the year, TRON has been announcing partnerships, new listings, projects such as its TestNet, MainNet, token swap, token burns, Representatives election, the purchase of BitTorrent, and finally, Project Atlas. While all of this only happened in a span of several months, this is only the tip of the iceberg of what has been going on for TRON throughout 2018.

Following the launch of its MainNet, the TRON ecosystem started to grow thanks to various dApps. Many of them are in development, with a few already being out. Many speculated that TRON might join projects such as EOS or NEO in attempting to overthrow Ethereum. However, TRON never had such plans. Its goal was, and is, decentralizing the network, and revolutionizing entertainment industry.

TRON in 2019

As 2019 approaches, the crypto market is in a bad shape. While there are all kinds of opinions regarding the future of crypto, the entire community still believes in some kind of a future and is interested in discovering what it might hold. Right now, TRON’s blockchain is making steps towards becoming a cryptographic asset platform, with numerous ambitious projects in the pipeline.

We have already mentioned project Atlas, undoubtedly the most exciting of all known plans that TRON is working on. It includes BitTorrent, which TRON obtained in June 2018. While only a small portion of BitTorrent users will actually interact with TRON in any way, it is still expected that a lot of new users will enter the ecosystem this way.

The project’s primary feature seems to be TRX rewards for seeding. Seeding is a process that happens after a file is downloaded by users. Users can choose to host said file and allow others to transfer data between each other. While there are many that were doing this already out of the sense of community, there are also many that chose not to do it. Now, thanks to TRX rewards, they might reconsider doing it once more.

What BitTorrent does is similar to what TRON aspires to become, and obtaining it was a big step in the right direction for TRON. BitTorrent also already started accepting BTC, TRX, and even BNB as payments for premium services. This has happened yesterday, on November 28th, and TRX is still growing by 32% at the time of writing, as a consequence.

Another use case of TRON is for paying a monthly membership on Pornhub. Most TRX tokens are used for the coin’s dApps, or in trading.

For now, TRON is expected to continue developing its projects, with a special focus on project Atlas, throughout 2019. As mentioned earlier, its ecosystem is getting more and more dApps, and experts believe that the real production of decentralized applications will start next year. As a result, the coin will get much more attention, and will likely experience a significant price surge.

Whether or not it will lead a bull run, or just participate in one, remains to be seen. However, many are optimistic regarding TRON’s future, its projects, and especially its token.

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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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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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