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Why Is Alibaba Not Partnering With TRON (TRX)?

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TRON (TRX) has been among the most active crypto projects this year. It achieved a lot, from numerous exchange listings, to launch of its MainNet, and later its TRON Virtual Machine, to the purchase of BitTorrent and announcement of a new project called Project Atlas.

New partnership announcements never seem to stop for this crypto. Even so, however, its community continues to wait for one special announcement, which is TRON’s partnership with Alibaba. Still, no matter how patient the community has been so far, the announcement of this partnership simply isn’t coming. At this point, many have already given up, simply accepting that Alibaba is not partnering with TRON, period. But why?

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A few months back, when TRON’s MainNet launch was still a thing of the future, a rumor appeared that Alibaba will be the next big firm that will partner up with TRON. While Justin Sun, TRON’s creator, openly talked about his desire to partner up with Alibaba, it is not he who has started the rumor.

Still, the “news” quickly spread, and the rumor even made a lot of headlines at the time. Alibaba denied that it had such plans, but the entire crypto community believed that this is all just a way of keeping the partnership a surprise. Some believed that, even if Alibaba truly didn’t plan such partnership, it will certainly change its mind after TRON proves that it can live on its own blockchain, far from Ethereum’s support.

Soon enough, the MainNet launch came. It was successful, and it was a big deal for TRON. Token migration followed, as well as numerous other announcements, including new projects and partnerships. However, the Alibaba partnership was nowhere to be seen.

Nothing has changed

This is where many started to believe that the rumor is nothing but a false hope and that it will never come to pass. Alibaba not partnering with TRON, and that’s that. If we take a look at Alibaba’s opinion on cryptos, this is not really that surprising. The company’s own leader, Jack Ma, always viewed cryptos as a bubble. To this day, he remains convinced that this is true. Someone who has so little faith in the future of cryptocurrencies certainly wouldn’t be in a rush to partner up with one of them, right?

While a partnership between the two would certainly benefit both entities, it would seem that Alibaba is staying true to its belief. Even so, both the company and Jack Ma have shown increasing interest in the blockchain, even if they want nothing to do with cryptos.

Recently, news of Jack Ma stepping down started appearing as well. Even though he is to be replaced by a new leader, Alibaba’s current Chief Executive, Daniel Zhang, there is still no reason to believe that the new leadership will mean opening up to cryptos, including TRON.

It would seem that the partnership will, at least for now, remain only a rumor and wishful thinking. What will happen in the future is anyone’s guess, but until Alibaba starts viewing cryptos in a more positive light, nothing big is going to happen between the company and this industry.

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Is there a Real Value to Binance Coin (BNB)?

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Binance Coin (BNB) is one of the most interesting cryptocurrencies at the market right now. The coin was developed by the largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the world, and it only works within the exchange’s ecosystem. However, it still managed to achieve what many believed was impossible — it stopped following Bitcoin’s lead, and it started carving its own path.

At the very least, the coin is highly intriguing, but does it hold real value? This is a question that many in the crypto community have been asking for a while now, uncertain whether BNB is a worthy investment or not.

What gives BNB its value?

Binance Coin cannot be used for purchasing goods and services, like Bitcoin. It currently does not fuel a development platform like Ethereum. It cannot even be used as XRP for sending international payments. However, the coin had still managed to triple its price in the last three months and to surge when most other cryptocurrencies were seeing losses due to the last remnants of the crypto winter.

BNB managed to achieve all of this because of its use cases within Binance, but also because of its future potential. First of all, Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world, with millions of customers, most of which use the exchange on a daily basis.

This means that the exchange inspires…

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Top 3 Reasons To HODL Binance Coin (BNB)

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After 2018 crypto winter began, everyone involved with cryptocurrencies experienced quite a difficult period. The prices were down, weak projects started failing, and even the strong ones appeared to be in more trouble than they could face. The year was especially difficult for HODLers, as they expected that the coins’ prices would continue to skyrocket. Instead, they lost a fortune, not even knowing if the prices will ever start returning to their former heights.

These days, things do not seem so bad anymore. The prices are still down, most of the coins are still at their newly-found bottoms, but smaller bull runs are improving the situation, while a massive one still remains somewhere in the future, at least according to optimists.

However, among the coins in the vast and diverse crypto market, one token stands out. Binance Coin is not exactly a typical cryptocurrency, and for many reasons. The biggest one is that it is one of the few tokens out there that does not follow Bitcoin’s lead, at least not anymore. Whether that will change in the future remains to be seen, but for now, BNB appears to be going its own way, carving its own path through the crypto market.

Its price has increased by several hundred percents since the year began, and for now, it continues to grow. As such, it is perhaps more worthy…

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Why Binance Could Become The First Centralized Company To Achieve Total Decentralization

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At this point, pretty much everyone who knows anything about cryptocurrencies knows that they are based on the concept of decentralization. The same is true for the blockchain technology. While there are some exceptions, such as certain stablecoins, most digital coins follow this principle.

This means that these coins, as well as their network, have no central authority, no single entity that would make choices and decisions that would impact others. However, while most coins managed to achieve this through different complex mechanisms and algorithms — one aspect of crypto trading still remains heavily centralized. We are, of course, talking about crypto exchanges.

Centralization of crypto exchanges

Most of the largest crypto exchanges out there are designed as companies, rather than community-operated platforms. The exchanges have their employees who designed them and developed special tools. They act as customer support, developers, innovators, and alike.

They also get to decide which coins will be listed and which are too weak, uncertain, or not fit to be found on the list. Exchanges are also responsible for keeping the traders’ and investors’ funds safe, which is why they typically develop their own wallets. As such, they are often targeted by hackers, as the coins are stored in an exchange wallet, waiting to be withdrawn, sold, or converted into different currencies.

This makes them extremely unsafe, and investors and traders are always…

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