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What to Know Tron’s BitTorrent Token Airdrop This Week

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The first thing to know about the BitTorrent Token (BTT) airdrop is that it’s not just a one-off event.

This first one begins a series of monthly airdrops that will run until February 2025.

There are 990 billion BTT tokens created on the Tron blockchain. Of those, 10.1 percent have been designated for airdrops to TRX holders over the next six years, starting on Monday. Furthermore, the monthly airdrop will get bigger as time goes on, increasing once every February.

“Think of Tron and BitTorrent like a razor and a blade,” Justin Sun, founder of Tron and CEO of BitTorrent, told CoinDesk via a spokesperson. “You need both together to create a new internet economy driven by decentralization. We are seeding BTT to deliver a marketplace of innovations and applications across the web.”

When the Tron blockchain reaches a block height of 6.6 million, the team will take a snapshot of TRX balances and split up the first airdrop proportionally to all TRX holders. The first 12 airdrops will each distribute 990 million BTT tokens. Holders of one TRX will receive 0.11 BTT next week, according to Binance.

Currently ranked the eighth largest blockchain by market capitalization according to CoinMarketCap, Tron is currently worth $1.75 billion as of this writing. That’s down in value compared to when the ERC-20 version of TRX migrated to Tron’s standalone blockchain, which then stood at $3 billion.

Last June, Tron acquired BitTorrent, one of the oldest decentralized protocols on the internet. Then it announced it would create a new token called BTT for use with its file-sharing services. The public sale for that token sold out almost instantly, much like early sales during the initial coin offering (ICO) craze.

Is BTT safu?

Though Binance has been communicating all the information about the BTT distribution, users don’t need to hold their tokens on the exchange to receive the free tokens.

Two wallets that were featured at niTROn Summit 2019 have confirmed that their users are all set to receive airdrops of TRC-10 tokens (the standard used to create BTT). Tron Wallet and Trust Wallet have both confirmed that they are ready to support the airdrop, as have exchanges Binance, OKEx and Huobi.

“We support TRX, TRC-10 tokens, and if you control your keys, you will get an airdrop of BTT,” Viktor Radchenko of Trust Wallet confirmed to CoinDesk over Telegram. We previously spoke to Rachenko when non-fungible tokens were the hot topic in crypto.

“There’s not anything left to do,” Fred Terenas, who runs business development for Tron Wallet, told CoinDesk, adding that his team is still getting that question endlessly.

Terenas has noticed one action advanced users are taking to get ready.

With the forthcoming initial BTT airdrop, he said, holders of other TRC-10 tokens are moving to TRX to get the free BTT. “Some people go out and get rid of whatever they have to get the airdrop,” he said. This has led to short-term price drops for TRC-10 tokens, though Terenas expects many users to return to their original holdings after they receive some BTT.

Planned chaos

This dynamic, however, could play out each month. Such movements to and from TRX will make for an interesting ongoing experiment.

With its long airdrop plan for BTT, Sun’s Tron has positioned TRX as the proverbial gift that keeps on giving.

The total monthly airdrop will increase five times over the next few years, ending at 1,402,500,000 BTT per month in February 2025.

That said, if this is a strategy by Tron to encourage its supporters to HODL, Turing Advisory’s token economics expert, Siddhartha Kalla, doesn’t see it working.

“In general, the price of a token can drop much more than what the airdrops are worth,” he said, “so this should not be seen as a ‘long-term hold’ strategy for TRX holders, going by the history of airdrops in the space.”

Kalla does foresee advantages for Tron’s partner, Binance, however.

“One thing that jumps out is the set date on which the balances are eligible for the airdrop. This is bound to increase volatility and trading volume around this date, which is likely good for Binance,” Kalla noted, while acknowledging he couldn’t be

“There is not too much precedent here with a long airdrop.”

source:.coindesk.

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Tron (TRX) Posts New Block Height Best with Justin Sun Advocating for Mainstream Adoption

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Justin Sun, the CEO of Tron (TRX), has been a very powerful force in the crypto marketlately. He has been leading a movement to push crypto forward and to reach mainstream adoption. In order to make this happen, he is making several upgrades on the Tron network that will lead the company into becoming a better product and to have partnerships with several other companies.

In fact, the Tron Foundation is set to help the world to finally reach the so-called Web 4.0, which is said to be the future of the internet. The company has two strong competitors, though, EOS and Ethereum (ETH), which are all competing for the place as the main king of the decentralized platforms together with Bitcoin (which is more focused on crypto transactions).

Now, Justin Sun has used social media in order to tell the community that Tron has reached a new block height and that the company has exceeded 8.6 million blocks. The number was reached using TronScan, a tool that helps users to determine the block height on the Tron network.

Sun affirmed that Tron is keeping up with its efforts to create a more decentralized internet. According to him, Tron is an important road to reach major mainstream adoption, which will be important both for the token and for the world as well, as it needs companies which are focused on using the blockchain to solve problems.

Tron has just recently jumped from the block height 8 million to 8,614,366 now. In only 20 days, the token was able to mine over 600 thousand blocks. This means that the network is increasing its size very quickly and that Tron is finally seeing some well-deserved adoption around the world. At the moment, the network also has 2.6 million accounts and 1193 online nodes.

Not everybody was so impressed with Tron, though. Some crypto enthusiasts on social media complained that the internet is effectively a single network and that it simply cannot be decentralized because of that, so he said that Tron should strive for a more decentralized notion that the Web 4.0.

In any case, what is clear to us is that Tron is faring very well this year and that the company has plenty of chances of consolidating its presence in the future.

Source:bitcoinexchangeguide

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Tron Announces Historical Partnership with Liverpool Football Club, Community Becomes Intrigued

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On Tuesday, April 23, the founder of the Tron Foundation wrote on Twitter that Tron has received an official invitation from Liverpool Football Club (LFC) regarding an official partnership.

Justin Sun has again made the community feel intrigued.

Is Tron entering the global sports industry?

To his announcement on Twitter, Justin Sun has attached a promo video by LFC where the logos of the two future partners are shown together.

This could mean anything, but Justin Sun has refused to provide any details so far, promising to do that later on.

As per Sun, the invitation to make a partnership was initiated by the football club, not Tron. Still, he sounds enthusiastic and, judging by the comment thread, seems to make the Tron community feel the same.

Many are left bewildered by what is going to happen between these two giants of such different global industries.

Is Tron entering the global sports industry?

A prominent Tron supporter, Misha Lederman, has assumed that the multi hundred million audience of LFC could be a great addition to the current user base of BitTorrent and Tron.

Is Tron entering the global sports industry?

Tron community tries to find out the nuances

Justin Sun got snowed under with questions, the main theme of which was ‘is that really true?!’

Many expressed their doubts, though, or started to make proposals of partnering with Tron as well.

Crypto and the global football industry

Last time the global community of crypto enthusiasts had an excuse to get connected with football was the global championship that took place in Russia last year.

Back then, many hotels and hostels in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other major cities accepted Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for room booking and other services. Crypto was accepted in numerous pubs and even taxi drivers took it from foreign customers.

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Tron announce partnership with English football club Liverpool

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Tron founder Justin Sun has tweeted a somewhat cryptic partnership announcement with English Premier League Football Club, Liverpool.

The tweet from Sun features a video that includes the opening of an invitation with a video from Liverpool. In the video, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp can be heard speaking, stating “This means more, this means more because you are associating yourself with a philosophy, a philosophy that says more about you than being apart of any other football club in the world”

Sun states in the tweet “Thank you for the unique and innovative invitation, Liverpool! I am impressed and I’m looking forward to exploring this #TRON new partnership together!”

The partnership does not explain how both partie will be partnering up as of yet, but we can definitely expect more news from the Tron founder in the upcoming days.

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