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Tron Set For Huge Leaps After ChangeHero Lists TRX

Tron is getting another mega boost after another popular, fast-growing crypto exchange listed it on its platform. ChangeHero, the exchange in question, facilitates crypto-to-crypto exchanges. Announcing the news of the listing on Twitter, Tron’s Justin Sun said that TRX users can now exchange USD for TRX at ChangeHero’s Instant Exchange.

Being a fast-expanding platform, ChangeHero accommodates over 100 cryptocurrencies for trade and supports 9 languages. One of Tron’s cornerstone strengths is facilitating fast transactions and ensuring that its network users have the best experience.

The Gains

As a matter of fact, the listing of TRX on ChangeHero is bound to bear fruits in the near future. First off, ChangeHero offers the best rates and an impressive 5-star support system for its customers, and that means that TRX will benefit from the secure transfer facility on the platform. The exchange has since availed TRX to all its users to trade on the platform. Besides that, customers can now exchange the coins for USD on the same platform, with more currencies or trading pairs set to be introduced in time.

Evidently, many crypto exchanges have had a positive regard of Tron since its maiden entry into the market, and that support seems to have grown even stronger after the launch of Tron’s MainNet and migration from the ERC20 network. Tron migrated to the new MainNet back in June 21, 2018, and large players in the crypto exchange business like Binance, Bittrex, and Bitfinex have supported it all along. In fact, Tron’s long-term vision and ease of liquidity is one of the reasons that it’s gaining so much traction in the crypto world.

More Support From Other Quarters

Besides ChangeHero, Tron has also been added on Abra, a progressive crypto wallet that supports over 28 cryptocurrencies in its built-in exchange function. It supports cryptos like Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, DiGiByte, XRP, Cardano, among others. On Twitter, Justin Sun praised Abra as an easy-to-use App where users can easily sell, buy, or safely store their cryptocurrencies.

To prove that TRX really meets the high standards that users need in the market, Abra explained, on its official website, that it carries out serious vetting of each cryptocurrency that joins its platform, including and not limited to the crypto’s liquidity. Abra also announced plans to launch an app to enable people to purchase cryptos via banks. TRX is among the cryptocurrencies to be floated for purchase.

From where it stands right now, TRX looks very attractive to many other crypto exchanges expected to list it in the near future, and that will obviously affect its price upwards.

 

 

 

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TRON (TRX) Unveils Secret Project, Introduces Atlas

TRON (TRX)–Following up on last month’s promise of a “secret project” to be released on July 30th, founder Justin Sun and the TRON Foundation have announced Project Atlas, a system designed to strengthen the foundations of TRON and make the currency more efficient in relation to the new BitTorrent acquisition.

In June, during a live stream event to commemorate the Independence Day for TRON, Founder Justin Sun expanded upon the TRON Virtual Machine (TVM), in addition to teasing a new project announcement for July 30th. While most of the TRON community assumed the announcement would be in relation to Sun purchasing BitTorrent, thereby integrating the 100+ million users onto the TRX Main Net, news broke last week that the merger was taking place ahead of the July 30th announcement. Instead, the TRON Foundation provided a twist on the currency’s update, revealing details on Project Atlas, a program designed to improve upon the existing framework of Main Net and the cryptocurrency.

While details surrounding the project are sparse, Sun outlined on his Twitter that the new TRON protocol will work in conjunction with the BitTorrent merger, allowing a “great future for both.” In addition, the Open Letter published today to accompany the Beta Launch of the TRON Virtual Machine, states that the acquisition of BitTorrent will allow for TRON to grow exponentially in the cryptocurrency space,

“The acquisition enables TRON and BitTorrent to become the largest decentralized ecosystem in the world.”

Again, details are scant, but the aforementioned improvement to TRON’s network efficiency that Atlas will bring about likely seems tied up in improving the function of torrenting on the platform. TRON has yet to outline the exact way BitTorrent will function in conjunction with TRON’s Main Net, in addition to what the cryptocurrency plans to implement in order to scale to levels necessary to handle the volume of torrent based transactions. In a section of the letter addressing the TRON Secret Project and BitTorrent merger (which was announced last week), the TRON Foundation had this to say,

“Currently, we are exploring the possibility of using the TRON protocol to improve the BitTorrent protocol, in order to make BitTorrent protocol faster and lengthen the lifespan of BitTorrent swarms. I hope the integration of TRON and BitTorrent will allow both parties to work better as one in the future.”

TRON does mention their intention to provide incentives for network users to continue to seed files following their download, thereby infusing greater resources into the torrenting ecosystem and improving the experience and utility of the system. If nothing else, TRON intends BitTorrent to be their major differentiating factor from other network currencies on the market, while focusing on how cryptocurrency can improve the overlapping, decentralized world of torrenting,

The TRON network will serve as the underlying protocol of the Secret Project. Hundreds of millions of BT users across the globe will become a part of the TRON ecosystem. BT will be the largest application on the TRON network, which will allow TRON surpass Ethereum on daily transactions and become the most influential public blockchain in the world.

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Justin Sun Officially Adds 100 Million BitTorrent Users To Tron (TRX) Ecosystem

No doubt, Tron (TRX) is one big coin that cannot be rubbished in the cryptocurrency space. After Justin Sun announced that Tron would be moved out of Ethereum Network, the cryptocurrency war lord, declared on the go that there is going to be a huge competition between the two altcoins, like that which existed between Moses and Pharaoh.

Today, in a letter sent to the community, it was officially announced that the Tron has acquired BitTorrent in a bid to make its ecosystem stand out.

Justin Sun said BitTorrent and BitTorrent products are solely Tron’s property, creating euphoria in the community.

“From this day on, BitTorrent, whose software has been installed on billions of user devices, will become part of the TRON ecosystem, making TRON the largest decentralized Internet ecosystem in the world,” he said.

He declared that every BitTorrent user and supporter are now part of the TRON family, and so, 100 Million BitTorrent Users are now added to Tron (TRX) Ecosystem.

He maintained that anybody who have used the BitTorrent protocol, built their business on the protocol, or otherwise benefited from the protocol are now part of the TRON family.

BitTorrenct protocol, a file sharing communications protocol based on a p2p network was founded in 2001.

Before blockchain technology became prominent, BitTorrent has been regarded as the first decentralized Internet protocol with large-scale global application.

Talking about the decentralized personality of BitTorrent, Justin Sun said:

“Even today, the BitTorrent protocol retains its status as the world’s largest decentralized protocol, once transmitting 40% of daily Internet traffic. BitTorrent created and shaped the protocol, with 70% of BitTorrent users using the product. The company aims to decentralize the Web by promoting and further developing the BitTorrent protocol.”

The letter reads that BitTorrent gave birth to the decentralization movement, saying “Developers, entrepreneurs, and the decentralized Web community regard BitTorrent as the original pioneers of decentralization technology. It is the foundation of an open, transparent, shared Internet protocol.”

The latest acquisition signals that TRON’s “All-In Decentralization” agenda is heading towards fruition since the two platform which has now become one share the same vision for a decentralized Web.

Sun said he understands that BitTorrent will become more decentralized and gain a new life after integrating into the TRON ecosystem.

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One Week Away from TRON (TRX) ‘Secret Project’ Announcement

TRON (TRX)–On July 30th, TRON will reveal its long-anticipated ‘secret project’ that will mark the next step in TRX growth and innovation.

In June, during a celebration live-stream to commemorate TRON’s Independence Day (the official diversion of the TRX genesis block away from its ERC-20 roots), Justin Sun tantalized fans and investors with news of a ‘secret project’ that would be coming at the end of July. While the conversation was framed in praising the TRON development team for delivering on its promises and meeting deadlines, Sun also touted July 30th as a substantial date in the growth of the TRX currency.

“I think one of the most important values of Tron is we delivering our products and mission on time. So as you see, we delivered our testnet on the March 31st, our mainnet on may 31st, and officially are launching our mainnet on June 25th. The next very important milestone is July 30th- we will deliver our official virtual machine. All the decentralised exchanges and applications on the Tron platform are plugged into the Tron ecosystem. July 30th we will launch one of our secret projects

Much like the Exodus update in March, which saw the launch of TRON’s test net, and the official release of Main Net in June, TRON has been characteristically prompt on achieving deadlines and following through with development outlines. TRON Virtual Machine, which Sun mentioned would accompany the release of the mysterious project news, first saw its alpha version launch on May 25th, just days ahead of Main Net. TVM, which the TRON Foundation has described as a “cornerstone of [the] TRON ecosystem,” will provide a protocol for user-friendly blockchain generation that will drive new coin creation on the TRON Main Net and paving the way for smart contracts (in addition to contributing to the TRX coin burn system).

TRON Virtual Machine (TVM), is a lightweight, Turing complete virtual machine developed for Tron’s ecosystem, aimed at providing millions of global developers with custom-built blockchain system which is efficient, convenient, stable, secure and scalable.

While Sun has been quiet on any hints surrounding the TRX-based secret project to be announced next week, there are a few avenues worth speculating. The most obvious concerns the high profile purchase of BitTorrent for $140 million by Justin Sun, a deal that started at the beginning of the year and was only finalized last month.

While it’s possible Sun’s intends to keep the 170+ million BitTorrent user-base separate from TRON, it seems more likely that the outspoken founder will find a way to integrate the service onto Main Net. Monday’s reveal could be information on the merger of the two products, or at least the introduction of torrenting or torrenting-like features onto TRON’s recently established network. Keep in mind that Sun, the TRON Foundation and TRON whitepaper have outlined the currency as a technology to disrupt the modern entertainment industry. While the roots of such a claim are not in the malicious pirating of media, it could still find substance in the peer to peer file sharing function of torrenting, as well as providing immediate use for participants on TRON’s network.

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Founder Justin Sun Wins Bid for TRON (TRX) Super Representative

TRON (TRX)–Barely a day after announcing his candidacy in the TRON Super Representative election, founder Justin Sun has accumulated the necessary votes to hold such a distinction.

Just one of 27 nodes, “Super Representatives” on TRON’s network function to validate transactions and guide the network operation, in addition to collecting rewards, which constitutes a major part of the TRX-based Main Net that was hyped throughout the first half of 2018. While any TRON developer is free to run for election (with over 60 candidates vying for the remaining spots as of writing), TRX holders are the ones who ultimately make the decision through a voting process that involves their coins. One TRX is worth one vote, with the ability to cast for candidates occurring in a regular cycle. In order to become a Super Representative, a candidate must obtain a minimum of 100 million votes (backed by the TRX of actual investors). Previous candidates to achieve the hallowed status of Super Representative have taken weeks to accumulate the massive number of votes required to win the election.

It took TRON Founder Justin Sun just twenty-four hours. 

Sun first announced his candidacy to run for Super Representative election on Wednesday to mixed reviews by the community. While Sun has been an ardent figure for TRON, regularly promoting and informing the TRX investment base through his Twitter account, some found fault with the optics of a coin founder–who holds a disproportionate amount of the total TRX supply–participating in a process that should be democratic. However, Sun did his best to alleviate community concerns by reiterating that his funds, along with those of the TRON Foundation totaling 33 billion TRX, are locked in escrow for the foreseeable future. In addition, Sun made a bid that his position as a Super Representative was one of twenty-seven voices, as opposed to being looked upon as the leader of the representatives.

As the founder as well as a candidate, I am determined to go through the selection process like everyone else, which displays TRON’s inclusiveness and openness as a decentralized and autonomous community. I sincerely hope that members of the TRON community could vote for me. As one of the firmest believer of TRON, I am excited to witness more miracles coming along our way, and I hope everyone in the community can execute their rights to vote for the SR candidates.

Following his election, Sun continued to draw mixed opinions from the TRON community over how the elections have been handled. While Sun maintains that his candidacy, and subsequent election, is a justification for the efficacy of the TRX-based voting process, other voices in the community contend with the perception of the situation. Justin Sun has been the vocal leader of TRON since launching the currency in September 2017. He has grown to a Steve Jobs-esque persona through his promotion on Twitter, and is one of the more active and vocal founders in the space of cryptocurrency. Add to that his high profile purchase of BitTorrent, which has only increased the magnifying glass on the young creator, and some are beginning to worry he his gaining too much authority over what should be a decentralized cryptocurrency in TRON.

However, others find little fault in Justin Sun’s bid for SR election, and actively encouraged it. For one, news of Sun running in the election was not new–he informed the community of his intention to run in a Medium post back in April. Another: Sun was fairly elected, albeit in a much shorter time frame, through the same democratic voting process as any other candidate. Yes, Sun is extremely high profile, particularly when compared to his competition. It is also possible that Sun could have negotiated support from heavy TRX bag holders to pump his voting count. But given his position with TRON and regular appeals to the community and investment base, it’s no surprise the charismatic founder was able to garner 100 million votes in barely a day.

Sun becoming a SR is a natural progression for him to participate with the currency while not holding the centralized authority as a CEO or founder. Now Sun is beholden to the same rules and process as all other 26 reps, creating a theoretically level playing field for the position.

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Binance Announces Distribution Of 5,000,000 Tron (TRX) Prizes

The Tron (TRX) Competition proudly organized by Binance has come to an end today. At the end of the competition, 31 TRX traders’ accounts were compensated.

Special Prize of 2,000,000 TRX was awarded to a single account who was the top trader, while 10 accounts won 200,000 TRX each, and 20 accounts won 50,000 TRX.

In a release by Binance today, it was made known that the prizes have been shared among the selected TRX winners.

“The TRX Competition has now concluded. All TRX prizes have now been distributed to the winners’ accounts. You will be able to check the distribution record in User Center>Distribution History.”

Awarded Accounts

On the 28th of June, Binance proclaimed TRON Trading Competition, setting aside 10,000,000 TRX purposely to make Tron enthusiasts happy while trading.

The competition closed on the 6th of this month, it ranked participating users in terms of the total TRX volume traded on their Binance account. The trading according to the release that explained the completion, included buys and sells but excluded wash trades on all TRX trading pairs.

Mode of Awards According to Binance

  1. Rank 1: 2,000,000 TRX to Win!

Top 2-11 traders: evenly split a pool of 2,000,000 TRX

  1. Rank 2: 1,000,000 TRX to Win!

20 semi-randomly drawn traders evenly split a pool of 1,000,000 TRX

  1. Rank 3: 5,000,000 TRX to Win!

Here traders with nothing less than 65,000 TRX trading volume during the competition period evenly split a pool of 5,000,000 TRX.

Tron, not long, launched its MainNet, a development that will see it compete with Ethereum. However, the price of Tron in the cryptocurrency market has not been favorable shortly after token swap began. Market analysts have opined that the market turbulence is a result of token swap in which some exchanges are just finalizing.

On the 10th of this month, Binance confirmed it has completed TRX token migration. Earlier today, Bit-z.com also announced the same. Yesterday, Coinnest among other notable exchanges added to the number of those that have completed the token migration.

Cryptocurrency Market

Of a truth, the cryptocurrency market has not been excellent. The chief coin, Bitcoin has been maintaining a bearish position, resulting in other coin’s reduction in value as at press time.

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Twitter Visits Tron (TRX) Office, Possible Partnership?

It appears Twitter and Tron (TRX) are discussing something very vital. Justin Sun, the founder of Tron announced today that the micro-blogging site sent some of its officials to Tron office.

The beginning of a partnership is always a romance between two or three firms, it is the same in the cryptocurrency space. It cannot be fully said that the two firms are planning a partnership, since Justin has not revealed the reasons behind Twitter’s sudden visit.

Just like the ongoing speculation that there may be a possible partnership between Alibaba and Tron, the speculation that Tron will partner Twitter is gathering momentum among crypto lovers.

Tron has been sealing huge deals in recent time. Not long, PornHub, an adult entertainment site, announced it has started accepting Tron.

Before then, Tron has partnered with Shiftmarket whose “Start-A-Broker” program has effectively launched over 50 crypto exchanges and over 100 brokerages in the FX space. Shifmarket is also gradually setting up new crypto-asset exchanges all across the globe. This is a favour from Tron that just partnership with the firm.

Remember that Tron just launched its Mainnet last month. Ever since the launch, the crypto platform has been winning high degrees of partnerships, dishing out incentives both to its community and programmers who are poised to make Tron ecosystem sustainable.

Tron (TRX) Dishes $20,000 To 10 Outstanding Projects

Ethereum World News had earlier reported that Tron has earmarked around $20,000 each to 10 outstanding projects on its ecosystem. The move will increase the number of DApps on the space and see it become a reputable platform in the crypto world especially when it comes to competing with Ethereum on smart contracting.

Different Exchanges Announce Completion of Token Swap

Nothing less than 10 exchanges have announced the total completion of Tron token swap. There is hope that once trading of TRX begins on these platforms, Tron will uptrend in the crypto market.

Among notable platforms that have announced total completion are:

  • Binance
  • Bitfinex
  • CoinEgg
  • Max Exchange
  • Bjex
  • BitForex
  • Cobo
  • CoinFalcon
  • CoinEgg
  • Gate.io
  • Huobi
  • OKEx
  • Upbit

Meanwhile, IOTA and Tether have taken the place of Tron in the crypto market. There is still hope Tron will return to its place when exchanges that are at present doing token swap fully start trading the altcoin.

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State of TRON (TRX) Post Independence Day

TRON (TRX)–Despite the plummeting cryptomarket over the past two weeks (down nearly 60 billion USD in market capitalization), TRON has managed to push forward with the development of the currency. Monday June 25th marked the official genesis block of TRX on Main Net, signifying the moment that TRON officially distanced itself from Ethereum’s ERC-20 token to establish an independent public blockchain. While Main Net has been a successful launch for several months now, the critical beginning to TRON’s digital platform has officially started, allowing for founder Justin Sun and the TRON team to work towards the creation of a new media landscape.

As opposed to Bitcoin, which is currently struggling to find a way around the crippling miner fees and slow transaction times that have characterized periods of peak use, TRX (the native currency to TRON), has been established with the ability to scale. As outlined by Justin Sun in early May, TRX on Main Net has the utility to be a top of the market currency. Transactions using TRON consume 0.00001 TRX, which means a single coin purchased today for 3 ½ cents could provide a user 100,000 TRON based transactions. In addition to negligible fees, TRON has a network capable of handling 10,000+ transactions per second, which eclipses that of even Ripple’s Xrapid banking system. In addition, similar to the format of Ethereum with ERC-20 token creation, TRON has designed a system for developers to produce their own cryptocurrency on Main Net, thereby allowing for near-infinite innovation outside the parameters of TRX. This gives inherent value to the TRX coin (1024 TRX = one new cryptocurrency), while also allowing developers the freedom to expand away from TRON’s native currency if they so choose–and still retain the benefits of Main Net.

Despite being less than a week into the official start of TRON’s independent blockchain, it has become clear that the TRON team has prioritized two features in their currency: overcoming the issues of scale ahead of an influx of users, and giving developers the tools to expand in a multitude of directions. Given the currency’s position as re-defining the digital landscape of entertainment media, both are necessary for long-term development.

Speaking on a livestream to commemorate Monday’s Independence Day, TRON founder Justin Sun lauded his team for their poignancy in meeting deadlines related to the development of the currency, including March’s Test Net launch and the most recent creation of the genesis block. He also alluded to July 30th being the next major date in TRON’s development, with the release of the TRON Virtual Machine (TVM–a user-friendly tool for the creation of blockchains) and also hinting at a “secret project.”

While Sun has yet to give further details on what the TRON team has in the works, the days following the launch of the independent blockchain saw TRON making substantial partnerships in the industry of online adult entertainment. Pornhub, the world’s number one porn site in terms of traffic and the 31st largest website overall, has established a program to start accepting TRX for payments (in addition to ZenCash and the previously announced Verge). To accompany this monumental partnership, the TRON team produced a tongue in cheek video playing on the future of money and other cultural references:

TRON followed up on the Pornhub announcement with another X-rated partnership in the form of Brazzers. While TRON has been a vocal pursuant of gaming, social media, publications and even education on Main Net, clearly adult entertainment is going to factor in as a feature. As of now, these websites are not publishing content on TRON’s network, but instead accepting TRX as a form of payment for premium services.

While the rest of the market reals from double-digit losses to extend the bear cycle, the TRON community has new outlets for adoption to sift through, in addition to the upcoming announcement of Justin Sun’s “secret project.”

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TRON (TRX) Providing a Model for Top-Down Decentralization

TRON (TRX)–Yesterday TRON celebrated a milestone in the currency’s development, by claiming June 25th as Independence Day. While the coin’s Main Net was launched at the end of last month, Monday marked the official start of TRON’s independent blockchain (migrating away from its ERC-20 roots), with the creation of the TRX genesis block. The event saw a coordinated effort between founder Justin Sun and the various members of the TRON team, conducting a live feed event in addition to highlighting upcoming projects for the currency. In particular, Sun hinted at the next major date for TRX as July 30th, with the release of TRON’s Virutal Machine (TVM) and a to be announced “secret project.”

For those investors and industry enthusiasts who have been paying attention to cryptocurrency for the past year, TRON has had one of the most storied journeys to its current position as 11th in total market capitalization. The coin was first released to the market in September 2017, amidst the crackdown and rumored ban being imposed by the Chinese government on cryptocurrency and ICOs. While the coin struggled to gain price traction through its first three months on the market, December brought one of the largest pumps in all of cryptocurrency history. TRX started the final month of 2017 trading at 0.002 USD and peaked in the first week of January 2018 at 0.30 USD, constituting a price increase of 14900% (to put that figure in perspective, BTC experienced 1900% price growth from the beginning of 2017 to its peak in December). The subsequent fallout in price, which hit 0.025 USD at its lowest point, brought both media and investor backlash in the form of FUD and other frustrations.

However, Justin Sun and the TRON team continued moving forward with their project, meeting the March 31st deadline for the launch of Test Net (the precursor to Main Net), in addition to community-based projects such as the bounty program, TRON loans and the 2 billion USD Project Genesis reward fund.

Sun has been on the receiving end of harsh criticisms, at times unfairly, for his forthright approach to marketing. In December, his frequent twitter updates were viewed by some as attention grabbing ploys to pump the price of TRX. However, Sun and the TRON Foundation have been at the forefront for handling the conundrum of top-down decentralized currencies.

The most powerful feature of cryptocurrency is the decentralized protocol of the technology and ethos of the community. Yet investors have clearly given preference to the familiarity of central authority figures. Litecoin struggled in the aftermath of founder Charlie lee selling his stake in LTC, but has overall benefited from his steady presence in the industry. Bitcoin Cash is almost entirely at the mercy of Roger Ver and his divisive tactics. Ethereum, despite having a broad base of GitHub commits, takes its cues from Vitalik Buterin.

TRON has received significant benefit from the guiding hand of Justin Sun and the Tron Foundation, which outweighs any implication of control. Yes, the founder and team behind TRON control nearly 34 billion coins. But thus far, they have used their funds to further the TRON brand with the 1 billion TRX coin burn (which amounted to the destruction of 50 million USD) in addition to the aforementioned community programs. The core TRON team is driving the decentralized growth of TRX, despite their appearance of authority. Through their focus on currency utility (high tps, negligible fee transactions, and limitless growth on Main Net) the TRON foundation has created the impetus for TRX adoption and greater investor interest. They have utilized the features of their coin to pivot in the direction of incentives that reward Main Net development and projects that will drive users to TRON’s burgeoning network. 

While TRX prices may not reflect what the coin has accomplished over the last 4 months, the groundwork is being laid for a usable currency with near-infinite possibilities through Main Net. The excitement for TRON’s growth is palpable among the investor base, almost entirely thanks to the effort of Sun and the TRON team. 

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How TRON (TRX) Will Profit From Coin Burn

TRON (TRX)–To commemorate TRON’s Independence Day on June 25th (the official start of Main Net’s genesis block), the TRON Foundation is planning a coin burn of 1 billion TRX, worth nearly 50 million USD. As the press release states, the burn will constitute the largest destruction of money in human history. In addition, the 33 billion TRX combined fund of founder Justin Sun and the TRON Foundation will be placed in a locked account until the start of 2020, which further negates the rumor of Sun selling his primary holding in early January.

The amount of TRX at the beginning of mainnet launch will be reduced to 99,000,000,000TRX, and the remaining 33,251,807,524 TRX held by TRON foundation will stay locked until January 1th, 2020.

While TRON is no stranger to marketing stunts, the one billion TRX coin burn has a much larger purpose. In addition to increasing the individual value of each token, the burn will have a systemic effect on investor attitudes towards TRON.

Installing a Sense of Scarcity

The 100 billion coin supply currencies have found themselves in a bit of a predicament. Regardless of the inherent divisibility of cryptocurrencies, high supply coins offer greater market liquidity, which is a benefit to both exchange speculators and users of the coin. It also keeps the price-per-coin low, which, from a buyer’s standpoint, provides some psychological distance from the intimidating price of Bitcoin (the average, non-crypto investor will see BTC’s elevated price as a barrier to entry).

However, the high coin supply also negates the feeling of scarcity that has arguably driven the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum so high over the preceding year. Fear of Missing Out is a strong, enabling force for Bitcoin investors, in the sense that BTC has a relatively small circulating supply (which also increase the danger of contentious hard forks).

By burning 1 billion TRX (which amounts to 1% of the total circulating supply of the coin), Justin Sun and the TRON Foundation are signaling to investors that they are committed to raising the intrinsic value of the currency. The immediate aftermath of the coin burn is not to bring about a 1% increase in price, but to offer long-term leverage to the investment base, and to provide a touch of the aforementioned scarcity that has proven valuable to low-supply coins. In effect, the TRON Foundation is burning 50 million USD they have control over now to further the interest of the currency as a whole in the future. This move comes in addition to Project Genesis, a 2 billion USD resource fund to grow the development of Main Net and TRX-based applications. The TRON team has proven they are willing to forgo immediate profit in an effort to raise long-term value, which is a sentiment investors can easily recognize. 

Catering to the Needs of Investors (and Eventual Users)

The TRON Foundation has figured out the game of cryptocurrency-related marketing: almost all of the currencies on the market, even Bitcoin (in the absence of Lightning Network), are not ready for the type of adoption necessary for real usability. That’s not to say the currencies don’t have potential in the world of digital marketplaces and fintech development–they are just not at the point of feasibility. This past January’s bull run, when average BTC transaction fees jumped above 55 USD, proved that cryptocurrency has a long way to go before achieving the scale necessary for market saturation.

TRON is targeting the needs of investors now, in an effort to draw greater attention to the currency and build the foundation for its user base. The honest truth is there is little reason to own TRX (or almost any currency), outside of what it offers through price speculation–at this point in time. That will drastically change with the development of the Main Net platform and the integration of crypto into IoT devices and smartphone app marketplaces. The TRON Foundation is getting ahead of the war for growing user bases by building a fervent and committed investment base. Yes, investors drive up the price of the currency which directly benefits the TRON Foundation and Justin Sun’s holdings. But it also keeps the currency in market spotlights and media headlines, in addition to giving incentive to current holders to refrain from selling their TRX. Despite the massive fall in value for cryptocurrency over the last six months, there is a hesitancy to sell TRON if TRX continues to decrease in availability. While markets rarely behave in a rational nature, coin burns on the scale of billions do grab the attention of investors and give TRON a small degree of appreciation that has largely been lacking since its release.

Some will continue to view the coin burn as another attention-grabbing, publicity gimmick by the TRON Foundation to keep the currency relevant in the news cycle. After all, even with the destruction of one billion tokens, Sun and the TRON team command over 33 billion TRX (worth 1.4 billion USD). However, keep in mind the company is actively destroying 50 million dollars worth of currency. Even if the burn is a calculated attempt to raise awareness for TRON, it still comes at a personal cost to the developers of cryptocurrency. Instead, TRON’s coin burn is furthering the interaction between the team behind TRX and the growing investment base. As opposed to most transactional currencies, TRON is relying upon its growing user base to both develop and participate on Main Net, thereby increasing the overall value of the technology.

A 50 million USD investment today could bring billions in return if the TRON team can manage to establish a digital platform to rival other media networks.

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