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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.”

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Tron (TRX) Price Prediction 2019 – As Hype Evaporates, Pressure Mounts Up

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Year in Retrospect

June saw the launch of the TRON mainnet, also known as TRON’s Independence Day. To re-cap, the launch of the TRON mainnet saw TRON move from the Ethereum blockchain, onto its own rival blockchain, bringing with it the launch of an independent TRX token. Formerly, the TRX token was built upon the Ethereum ERC-20 protocol, however after the mainnet roll out, TRX is now built upon its own architecture. The launch of the TRON mainnet allows for the development of dApps on the TRON blockchain, finally allowing TRON to become a true competitor to Ethereum, by improving on transaction speeds and scalability.

Gloomy days of 2018 were sweetened a bit for TRX holders when Tron founder Justin Sun dropped a bombshell back in June – Tron acquired legendary P2P sharing platform Bittorent. Enthusiasm deflated significantly when they found out that TRX will not be the native token of Bittorrent, rather a new token BTT that had its super hyped ICO only a month ago, collecting $7 million in couple of minutes, thanks to Binance’s Launchpad, new service for launching tokens.

General Market Movements and Sentiment Shift

The downfall of altcoins that were mainstream media darlings at the start of the year, Tron among them, can be attributed, in part, to novice investors getting scared off once the bear market kicked in with a vengeance. Every resurgence of bitcoin in recent period, was met with the inability of altcoins to rally with it. Reason for that can be rookie investors learning from their mistakes, while smart money that was previously watching from the sidelines has begun to enter.

These entities weren’t about to buy BTC when it was trading at an all-time high, but they’ll take a look now, having missed the boat the first time around. None of them, it seems, are interested in altcoins however, despite the fact that many are trading at a 5x discount. Institutional investors may be cautious, but they’re not foolish.

Our TRX Price Prediction for 2019

TRX, as the rest of the market, is tied at the hip of bitcoin’s price action. If bitcoin embarks on another bull run, TRX can hope for one as well. Since that is very unlikely, don’t expect much to change for TRX price-wise in this year. So 2019 will be a year of boring sideways action with minor bitcoin ignited jumps and slumps.

In general:

The main currency in cryptocurrency markets is Bitcoin and given this, altcoins tend to fuel Bitcoin runs and Bitcoin tends to do the same in return. Given this relationship, Bitcoin price movements (or lack thereof) tend to effect altcoin prices.

When Bitcoin goes up swiftly, it will likely:

  1. Suppress or depress altcoins as money flows into Bitcoin;
  2. Or, take altcoins along for the ride

In cases when Bitcoin plunges, it will likely:

  1. Depress altcoins as money flows into fiat;
  2. Or, cause altcoins  to boom as money flows into them, but this is rarely the case.

When Bitcoin moves sideways, it will likely:

  1. Cause altcoins to mimic that as traders wait for a clear sign on the direction of the market;
  2. Or, cause altcoins to flourish as traders look for returns in altcoins and try to get favorable trades in terms of BTC pairs.

RTo summarize, Bitcoin is the focal point of the crypto market in many ways, and with BTC trading pairs on every exchange, the gravity of Bitcoin is hard to evade.

The majority of projects will fail — some startups are created just to gather funds and disappear, some would not handle the competition, but most are just ideas that look good on paper, but in reality, are useless for the market.

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum said:

“There are some good ideas, there are a lot of very bad ideas, and there are a lot of very, very bad ideas, and quite a few scams as well”

As a result, over 95% of successful ICOs and cryptocurrency projects will fail and their investors will lose money. The other 5% of projects will become the new Apple, Google or Alibaba in the cryptoindustry. Will TRX be among those 5%? Hard to tell but probability for that is very low as TRX has been in the media more for its founder’s marketing prowess rather than their technological or business achievements. Generally, Tron is not seen as a legitimate project by majority of leading figures in crypto space and Justin Sun is not seen as a peer of Vitalik Buterin or Bitcoin’s core developers and is dismissed as an incompetent charlatan.

All of this summed up means one thing: TRX might live through couple of orchestrated and, for a regular trader, completely unpredictable pumps but the majority of time will be murky sideways trading with small volume and no significant interest from the market.

Price will heavily depend on what BTC will do and since many analysts think BTC will not be making big moves in this year, it is hard to expect TRX will do them either. The price will probably stagnate and record slow-moving depreciation or appreciation depending on the team activity, potential technological breakthrough or high-level partnership.

Market Forecast for Tron price 2019

With the market being unpredictable and highly volatile, predicting the price of the cryptocurrencies is really one of the most difficult tasks.

Let’s throw a glance at couple of their predictions regarding Tron (TRX) price prediction, which will give us a fairer idea:

#1 Investing PR

According to investingpr, Tron might rise to $1 only in five years, and that sounds like a  realistic and conservative prediction.

#2 JioMobilePhone1500

According to jiomobilephone1500, they predicted that Tron might not go up as much as $5 by 2019 end as they believe 2019 is going to prove favorable for it. They even added that by 2020, they believe TRX might reach around $47, to be bullish optimistic.

#3 More investors

By 2019, Tron will grow as it will regain new investors from payment platforms like PayPal, which can make its value rise up to $1.5 per coin.

#4 CoinTame

Cointame gave a very conservative pessimistic prediction of Tron, wherein they stated that by 2019, TRX might reach $0.633, and might touch $1 by the end of 2020.

#4 WalletInvestor

Their automatic trading alorithm is not too found of TRX as they see the token price sliding constantly throughout the year to the price of $0.0149 at the end of 2019.

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TRON (TRX) Long-Term Price Forecast- February 17

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TRX/USD Long-term Trend: Ranging

Supply zone: $0.0400, $0.05000, $0.0600
Demand zone: $0.01000, $0.00800, $0.00600

Tron long-term outlook remains in a range-bond market. The bears return predicted in last week analysis remained strong within the range. The two EMAs were broken as the bears continue the downward journey.

TRXUSD dropped initially to $0.02448 and later to $0.02360 in the demand area. This was the low of the week on 14th February.


With price below the two EMAs crossover and the stochastic oscillator signal in the oversold region pointing up at 8%. It suggests a minor push to the upside before downtrend continuation within the range.

TRXUSD is in consolidation and trading between $0.02881 in the upper supply area and at $0.02142 in the lower demand area of the range. A breakout at the upper supply area or breakdown at the lower area followed by a retest may occur hence patience is required to allow this to happen before a position is taken.

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TRON Price Prediction: TRX Has Retraced Back to the Minor Support Area, Will It Start a Move Upward in the Short-term?

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Tron price prediction and analysis for February 17, 2019. I take a look at the price of TRX / USD in multiple timeframes and predict where it could go in the short term.

Long-Term Outlook

Tron Weekly Chart

A look at the weekly chart for TRX shows that the price is slightly below the major resistance area at $0.03, currently trading at $0.024.

Price has found support above the 21-period MA and is trading below the 50-period MA, which has offered resistance to price.

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While last week’s candle was a wick, suggesting indecision, this week we have had a bearish candle.

The RSI is at 50, indicating neither overbought nor oversold conditions.

The MACD is moving up, but is not positive yet and is losing strength.

Medium-Term Outlook

Tron 3-Day Chart

A look at the 3-day chart shows that price has met resistance on the edge of the 3-day Ichimoku cloud.

And after developing bearish divergence in both the RSI and the MACD, the latter of which has made a bearish cross and has retraced right above the 21-period MA.

Tron Daily Chart

A look at the Daily chart solidifies the findings of the 3-day chart.

Price has retraced after forming a double top and developing bearish divergence in both the RSI and the MACD, the latter of which has turned negative.

The only bullish indicators are the fact that price has seemingly found support right above the positive Ichimoku cloud and the 200-period MA.

Short-Term Outlook and Price Prediction

Tron 4-hour Chart

A look at the 4-hour chart shows that price has finally broken down from the support line that it had been trading in since December 25th.

After doing so on February 11th, it is currently trading in the major support area near $0.02.

Price Prediction:

I believe that during the next week price will consolidate near the support area at $0.22 and then possibly make a small move upward.

Conclusions:

  • Price is currently trading in the major resistance area near $0.3.
  • The drop was preceded by bearish divergence in both the RSI and the MACD.
  • Price has broken down from the medium-term support line

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