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Litecoin [LTC]: Fungibility solution is still a work in progress, clarifies Litecoin Foundation Community Manager

Jibin M George

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Litecoin [LTC]: Fungibility solution still a work in progress, clarifies Litecoin Foundation Community Manager
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Many in the Litecoin community, and by extension, the cryptocurrency community, cheered when Charlie Lee announced his intention to introduce privacy and confidential transactions features to Litecoin and make it more fungible. However, in what could prove to be a dampener on things, Litecoin’s Community Manager has come forward and implied that all is not final yet.

Charlie Lee had announced that he was putting the issues of scalability behind him and was focusing on making Litecoin more fungible by implementing privacy and confidential transaction features. He had also suggested that such implementation would require a mere soft fork and would be done sometime in 2019.

However, Ilir Gashi, LTC’s Community Manager, issued a clarification in this regard today.

Source: Twitter

The tweet implied that everyone’s expected fungibility and CT update may not come as soon as expected, or even in the same form as people believe it would be implemented. The fact that Gashi stated that ‘nothing is set in stone’ also suggests that LTC is still considering all options, including any that do not involve CT, but instead, just contribute to raising the coin’s fungibility.

What is also interesting about the tweet, according to Twitter enthusiasts, is the line ‘We’re investigating solutions that work best for people, exchanges and regulators’. This obviously has raised concern in the LTC community, with some even questioning how LTC’s fungibility and regulators can actually go hand-in-hand, especially since it’s supposed to be a decentralized digital currency.



Finally, it could also suggest that the team behind Litecoin is playing it safe by trying to pursue a strategy that introduces something new without disrupting the cryptocurrency ecosystem, according to some enthusiasts.

Whatever the case may be, implementing CT features that ensure a degree of security to transactions made by LTC users remains the next frontier for the Litecoin Foundation. Addressing the issue of fungibility by implementing CT features is key to realizing Charlie Lee’s goal of Litecoin being recognized as sound money.





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Tron [TRX] DApps surpass Ethereum, EOS in terms of weekly active and new users

Namrata Shukla

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Tron [TRX] DApps surpass Ethereum and EOS in terms of Weekly active and new users
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Tron [TRX], the eleventh largest coin on CoinMarketCap, has been crossing new milestones recently, with its block height and partnerships. Despite the coin performing rather poorly in a relatively bullish market, its adoption and the popularity of its DApps have made Tron lead the DApps market.

Tron’s popular proponent, Misha Lederman, shared with the community Tron’s recent achievement. Compared to Ethereum [ETH] and EOS, Tron registered a higher number of new users and active users. It noted 60k new users, while Ethereum reported 25K and EOS reported 9k. The active users on Tron’s DApps platform were 172k, followed by EOS with 170k and ETH with 54k.

Lederman in his tweet commented,

“#TRON growing fastest in terms of new users among Top 3 platforms:
New Users:
TRON 60K; #ETH 25K; #EOS 9K
Active Users:
TRON 172K; EOS 170K; ETH 54K”

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

He added that BitTorrent Speed’s launch in Q2 would provide Tron and BitTorrent users with BTT as an incentive for seeding, which might lead to a growth in the user base of TRX and BTT.



Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

According to Tron foundation and BitTorrent CEO Justin Sun, TRX will make its way into the top 10 by the end of June, whereas BTT will be a part of top 30 by Q2. However, Tron’s current market cap is $1.87 billion, whereas Cardano [ADA] on the tenth position reported a market cap of $2.12 billion.

At press time, Tron was valued at $0.0279, with a market cap of $1.87 billion. The 24-hour trading volume of the coin was noted to be $664 million, as it fell by 2.80% in a day. TRX managed to register 12.60% growth over the past seven days. However, it fell by 0.53% in an hour.





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