Tron was and will always be a shitcoin. All they know is fake marketing. Tron was and will always be a shitcoin. All they know is fake marketing.
Former BitTorrent chief strategy officer Simon Morris says TRON's BitTorrent Token (BTT) announcement is basically a marketing machine layered on a very thin veneer of technology, BreakerMag writes. According to Morris, there's a real incentive for implementing the technology within the file-sharing client'the tokenisation could reportedly speed up the BitTorrent network by 40 per cent. However, there's a serious problem within the equation: Morris claims the Tron blockchain simply cannot support the transaction volume BitTorrent requires. The transactional capacity we [were] looking at was needing hundreds of transactions a second just to get started. It's simply not there, said Morris. The former CSO said he suspects Tron will try to execute their plan on some central server, and present the solution as TRON-based in a marketing move meant to hide the blockchain's limitations. This data was discovered by us on 2019-01-13 07:43:15. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include TCN, KNOW, TRX, ARK. Check out www.theblockcrypto.com for more from this source.   Log In to Comment

Segwit adoption tapers off after rapid early growth - The Block Segwit adoption tapers off after rapid early growth - The Block
The share of Bitcoin transactions that utilize Segregated Witness (Segwit) has steadily grown from August 2017 when it was activated to more than 40% a year later. However, in the past five months, the growth of Segwit adoption appears to have stalled as the share of Segwit transactions stays in the range of 40-50%. Segwit is a soft fork protocol upgrade to fix all forms of malleability and increase the block capacity. The Segwit transactions use different signatures and redeem scripts that are moved to a new structure, which doesn't count towards a block size limit of 1MB. Depending on the parameters, Segwit transactions are at least 25% smaller in size when compared to legacy transactions. Therefore, the blocks are still the same size but they can fit more Segwit transactions. Since they are smaller and the fee is determined by size, the Segwit transactions naturally cost less. Basically a smaller fee can achieve the same speed as legacy transactions. This item was first found by us on 2019-01-11 21:35:29. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include ION. Browse www.theblockcrypto.com for more similar content.   Log In to Comment

Cryptocurrency coverage remains crowded despite 2018 market shake-up, CryptoGlobe finds - The Block Cryptocurrency coverage remains crowded despite 2018 market shake-up, CryptoGlobe finds - The Block
According to a report published by CryptoGlobe, the market crisis of 2018 did not cause the media to look away from the cryptocurrency space. The analysis, which utilized CryptoCompare's API to gather metadata on nearly 65,000 articles from 25 news sites, found that the coverage actually became more crowded over time. By moving away from strict technical analysis, the cryptocurrency news stories ceased being a mere province of tech enthusiasts, and went much more mainstream, CryptoGlobe writes. Interestingly, despite the altcoin market's sizeable expansion throughout the past couple of years, the topic has failed to take over bitcoin coverage in the media. By the end of the year, bitcoin remained the most popular token to cover, garnering nearly 42 per cent of crypto coverage. According to CryptoGlobe, the coverage of altcoins corresponded pretty neatly to their respective market caps, with the exception of litecoinand tether, which saw news coverage in 2018 disproportionate to what their market cap would have suggested. This share was first seen by us on 2019-01-11 04:55:50. Share this content on social media: These assets may interest you ERA, ARK. You may want to visit www.theblockcrypto.com to find more similar content.   Log In to Comment

Bitwise files to list bitcoin ETF on NYSE Arca - The Block Bitwise files to list bitcoin ETF on NYSE Arca - The Block
Crypto asset manager Bitwise filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to list its physically held bitcoin ETF on NYSE Arca, the company announced Thursday. The bitcoin ETF has been a long-awaited darling of the cryptocurrency world, and a derivative some think could propel the market out of the doldrums and into bullish territory. Still, the SEC has pushed back on all bitcoin ETF applications thus far, citing concerns of manipulation in the underlying spot market. Bitwise says its product will be based on an index that draws data from large, trustworthy, exchanges. It also will hold bitcoins for the product with a regulated custodian, the firm said. The firm says those qualifications would address the concerns regulators have had about other proposals. This share was first seen by us on 2019-01-10 22:22:13. Share this content on social media: Mentioned assets BTC, TCN. See www.theblockcrypto.com for more.   Log In to Comment

Recently lauded crypto exchange addresses criticisms over security issue that exposed user data - The Block Recently lauded crypto exchange addresses criticisms over security issue that exposed user data - The Block
DX.Exchange, the Estonian-regulated digital currency exchange, announced its launch last week with much fanfare, including coverage in Bloomberg, CNBC, and The Block. DX.Exchange offers cryptocurrency trading and is provided with trading technology by Nasdaq, a source at Nasdaq confirmed. Now, the exchange which offers trading of tokenized stock of Apple, Facebook, and other tech companies has come under fire for questionable security practices. As reported by Ars Technica, the company's site leaked oodles of account login credentials and personal user information to one trader. DX.Exchange is set to post a blog addressing the criticisms, which the firm shared exclusively with The Block. This publication was first found by us on 2019-01-10 20:23:45. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include XCG, DTA, CAG. Check out www.theblockcrypto.com for more from this source.   Log In to Comment

Bitcoin bulls are storming Wall Street's crypto trading desks - The Block Bitcoin bulls are storming Wall Street's crypto trading desks - The Block
Wall Street's trading desks offer a glimmer of hope for the floundering cryptocurrency market. Buying pressure has increased at many of the so-called over-the-counter trading desks across the crypto world. The bullish sentiment mimics recent price action across the spot exchange market for crypto and is a sharp reversal from the environment at the end of 2018, numerous trading firms said. One of the largest over-the-counter trading firms in crypto, Cumberland, tweeted Tuesday that the imbalance between buyers and sellers spiked by 60% over the last week. Historically, our OTC trading is relatively balanced between buyers and sellers, the firm said. Over the last week, our OTC buy/sell ratio (by notional value) has increased approximately 60% towards counterparties buying. Again, Cumberland isn't alone. This posting was retrieved by us on 2019-01-09 01:32:38. Share this content on social media: Related crypto assets include BTC, TCN, STORM. Visit www.theblockcrypto.com for more from this source.   Log In to Comment

usdc Archives - The Block usdc Archives - The Block
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Numerai Archives - The Block Numerai Archives - The Block
2019 The Block. All Rights Reserved. This information was first found by us on 2019-01-08 22:05:22. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include ERA. See www.theblockcrypto.com to find more similar content.   Log In to Comment

Bloomberg report suggests Tether has the necessary fiat collateral - The Block Bloomberg report suggests Tether has the necessary fiat collateral - The Block
The question of whether Tether, the largest stablecoin by market capitalization, has the billions in USD to back up its cryptocurrency is something that has long hung over the nascent crypto industry. Those concerns might be "unfounded," a Bloomberg News report finds. Reviewing statements outlining the cash in the company's accounts over four months, Bloomberg found Tether essentially had a dollar for every USDT on the market. The authenticity of the documents was confirmed by a government official. "For example, one statement shows $2.2 billion was in Tether's account at Puerto Rico's Noble Bank Ltd. on Jan. 31. That same day, 2.195 billion Tethers existed, according to data compiled by Coinmarketcap.com," the report noted. This share was found by us on 2019-01-08 22:05:16. Share this content on social media: Related assets may include ERA, BLT, USDT, REPO. You may want to visit www.theblockcrypto.com to find more similar content.   Log In to Comment

CNBC Archives - The Block CNBC Archives - The Block
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