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Will Ethereum (ETH) Survive the TRON and EOS MainNet Onslaught?

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The last week has been an eventful one for the crypto-verse and crypto-community. Two major and highly anticipated MainNet networks were launched in a span of fewer than 3 days. First was the Tron (TRX) MainNet that was launched on the 31st of May. Then EOS (EOS) stole the headlines with double-digit gains of the token ahead of the MainNet launch that happened on the 2nd of June. Both projects have been hailed as possible Ethereum Killers and the next generation of smart contract platforms with higher transactions per second and other better features.

Will Ethereum (ETH) survive the onslaught of these two MainNets?

For now, Ethereum can be considered as being safe from any threats of Tron or EOS Mainnets taking over as the preferred platforms for Decentralized Applications and smart contracts. Ethereum has already created a foundation for dominance.

How will Ethereum (ETH) still thrive amongst the competition?

To begin with, Ethereum (ETH) is time-tested and has weathered the storm that was security vulnerabilities discovered earlier on in the year as well as the constant FUD with respect to low transactions per second. Yes, the ETH network does get congested due to DApps about animals and kitties, but there is no other stable platform out there that have been tested such as Ethereum. Also to note is the current conversation of introducing sharding on the ETH network. When this concept materializes, ETH will obliterate any competition.

EOS on the other hand recently had a very serious security issue right before the MainNet launch that left many speculating if the MainNet would launch. What was found on the EOS platform, was a vulnerability where a malicious hacker would create and execute a smart contract that would technically hijack the nodes to cause a full-blown cyber attack on other crypto networks. This issue has since been resolved but questions still linger.

When we analyze the current Tron project, the foundation has implemented a $10 Million Bug Bounty program to any developer or team of developers that can find any security vulnerabilities before the 24th of June this year. Also to note is the presence of a Tron hackathon in the Tron Project Genesis calendar to further test the Odyssey MainNet for vulnerabilities. This means the MainNet still has a long way to go in terms of gaining trust from DApp developers and showing network stability.

With respect to market dominance, Ethereum (ETH) is firmly in the number 2 position behind Bitcoin (BTC) and according to market capitalization. As a matter of fact, many Crypto analysts have predicted that ETH will flippen Bitcoin before the end of the year. This means that even crypto-traders still find favor with ETH when it comes to the crypto-markets.

In summary, both TRON and EOS MainNet platforms are a welcome addition to the crypto-verse platform arena. However, they have a long way to go for them to be considered as potential Ethereum Killers with respect to being platforms of choice and general popularity. ETH is also eons ahead when you consider its market presence with respect to both TRX and EOS.

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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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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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