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Tron [TRX]’s proposed BitTorrent token [BTT] airdrop supported by WazirX

Akash Anand

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Tron [TRX]'s proposed BitTorrent token [BTT] airdrop supported by WazirX
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The cryptocurrency market’s frequent ups and downs have been quite apparent with popular coins like Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] and Tron [TRX] all seeing multiple drops in a span of a few hours. The Justin Sun led Tron has witnessed contrasting fortunes as the cryptocurrency started the week as the biggest winner following which it succumbed to the bear’s prowess.

On a positive note, Tron received a boost recently when WazirX, a popular Indian cryptocurrency exchange announced that they would be supporting the proposed BitTorrent airdrop. The cryptocurrency exchange tweeted:

“We’ve got some big news for you, tribe! You must have read about the upcoming BitTorrent (BTT) token sale, and that Tron holders will receive BTT tokens in an airdrop. If and when it happens, we will support the #airdrop, and credit the same to $TRX holders on WazirX.”

The BitTorrent Token launch was much celebrated by the Tron CEO, calling it the first step in creating a fully functional decentralized ecosystem. He added:

“So this is just the first step. I think in the future BTT will definitely have like a more user case and become even I think the one of the largest decentralized user case in the world.”

Another advantage mentioned by Sun was the fact that while other ecosystems have a small userbase, the BitTorrent protocol has over “hundred million” users every month.



Tron’s presence in the cryptocurrency space has been increasing after the start of the new year with multiple announcements coming out of the company’s stables. Justin Sun, one of the main proponents credited with Tron’s rampant march had made news recently when he welcomed Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin into the Proof-of-stake family. This move came as a follow up to Sun’s earlier call-up to Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin. The initial tweet read:

“Congrats on following my path @SatoshiLite! Do you want to go further and convince Litecoin to move to proof of stake?”

The follow-up tweet to Vitalik Buterin stated:

“Welcome to proof of stake family!#TRON and I will wait for you here! @VitalikButerin”



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Tron-based USDT: Huobi Global, OKEx and Gate.io announce support for new TRC-20-based Tether

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Tron Foundation’s relentless push for mass adoption received a major boost recently when Justin Sun, the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, announced their partnership with Tether [USDT] to create new stablecoin. The partnership would essentially bring USDT on the Tron blockchain, making transactions faster and free-of-cost, while also improving the use-cases of the stablecoin.

Three major exchanges have now announced support for the Tron-based version of Tether, further bolstering its position in the market. Singapore-based exchange Huobi Global, Malta-based exchange OKEx, and Gate.io, a blockchain assets exchange platform, announced in separate press releases that they will be supporting the new version of Tether.

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The TRX-USDT partnership was announced in early March in an effort to bring in a TRC-20-based USDT into the crypto-market. The ‘improved’ coin would stick to the technical token standards maintained by the Tron blockchain and would be interoperable with all Tron-based DApps and protocols.

In their respective press releases, Huobi Global and OKEx stated that the decision was fueled by strong user demand for inclusion of a full-spectrum of stablecoin trading. The exchanges also made it clear that there would now be three different protocol versions of USDT on their platforms: the Bitcoin network-based USDT-Omni, Ethereum-powered USDT-ERC-20, and the new USDT-Tron.

Though the exchanges are some of the world’s largest in terms of trading volume, Tron Foundation had earlier said that the TRX-USDT version was made primarily for Tron-powered Decentralized Exchanges [DEX].



Recently, Tron Foundation also announced an incentive scheme exclusively for TRX-USDT holders. The $20-million incentive plan included the addition of a 20% initial Annual Percentage Rate [APR] for holding the cryptocurrency, which was significantly higher than its prime competition, the USDT-Omni. The plan also announced a scheme spanning over 100 days where USDT-TRX holders would be rewarded more USDT-TRX.

Tron’s DApp program and BitTorrent Token [BTT] launch also saw huge success this year, leading to a temporary surge in the token’s price before a bearish market ensued. On March 17, TRX registered a transaction volume that was five times more than the cumulative transaction volume of its closest competitors ETH and EOS. The transaction volume during this move was recorded to be over $100 million.

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DigiByte [DGB] soars by 9.7% as online movement for Coinbase addition gains momentum

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DigiByte [DGB] soars by 9.7% as online movement for Coinbase addition gains momentum
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The cryptocurrency market was punctuated by several altcoin surges this week, with Tezos and Ontology leading the charge. The latest entrant to ride the bull wave was DigiByte, the 35th ranked cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap. It climbed up the charts to become the biggest gainer in the top 50.

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At press time, DigiByte [DGB] was trading at $0.015, and was rising by 9.72%. The cryptocurrency held a total market cap of $169.073 million with a 24-hour trade volume of $3.091 million. A majority of the trade volume was split between BiteBTC and Bittrex, two popular cryptocurrency exchanges. BiteBTC recorded DigiByte transactions worth $1.156 million, while Bittrex recorded $315,308 worth of DGB trade.

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The 24-hour chart showed the cryptocurrency’s value shooting up, before settling into sideways movement. DGB’s value surged from $0.0126 to $0.0144, in under an hour. It was speculated by many online that the addition of DigiByte on Magnum Wallet, and its latest release, the Magnum Notifier Bot, was what sparked the DigiByte surge. The bot is a free-to-use Telegram bot which notifies the user when the connected wallet participates in any transactions. The bot also gives DGB holders all transaction related information.



DigiByte was also helped by its community starting a new online campaign requesting Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong to add DGB to its fold. Frederik Bf67, a Twitter user, and a DigiByte fan tweeted:

“Hello Brian, i would love to see @coinbase adding @DigiByteCoin to it’s platform. You know #DGB has been around for a long time and has proven itself over time to be a highly secure and fast blockchain with exellent use cases suported by thousands of people on every continent.”

Another DigiByte fan, Mark Brown replied on the same thread saying,

“Tell that to @barrysilbert , he’s the one to talk to brother 😏

@brian_armstrong and @AsiffHirji can do so much. It’s out of their hands.

I’ve even helped pass along a petition and nothing. I’ve gotten over 10k signatures to have #dgb added to #coinbase and nothing.”

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