BitTorrent, one of the world’s most used file-sharing platforms, has recently revealed a planned project of rewarding the platform’s users with 999 million in BTT tokens. This new reward program will be initiated on the 11th of December and will reward various Tron (TRX) holders with the coins.
Tron Holders Earn Free BTT
As was revealed in a prior publication, the BitTorrent Foundation has already started the first round of airdrops to Tron holders. This December marks the last reward airdrops of BitTorrent to Tron holders across the globe. The publication stated that the snapshot would take place when the Tron blockchain reaches a block height of 6.6 million.
Using this snapshot, the BitTorrent Foundation started the first airdrop in February this year, and it equaled to 10.89 million BTT or 1.1% of the total supply of BitTorrent tokens. A further 11.88 BTT was given twelve months later in December, diminishing the total amount by an additional 1.2%
Next year, the Foundation promised to push more BTT coins to Tron holders, this time totaling in 12.87 million in BTT, or around 1.3%. The plan is to do the same in the next six years, adding a 0.1% increase to the giveaway until 2025, where it will total to a 1.7% giveaway.
To further pump out BTT, BitTorrent has promised to airdrop a whopping 99.99 million in BTT to
A Brief History of BitTorrent
BitTorrent itself was acquired by Justin Sun back in June of 2018. BitTorrent was one of the first decentralized networks of the world, allowing users to share files across the globe. The site is rather famous for its use as a convenient way to download pirated software through the use of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology. While the exact terms of the acquisition are up in the air, speculations of the final price for BitTorrent ranges from $126 million to $140 million.
BitTorrent was founded all the way back in 2004, but the platform has only been growing. It now boasts over roughly 100 million active users across the world and is one of the top-rated apps on the Google Play store. BitTorrent also hosts products like the uTorrent Web desktop client for both PC and Mac, as well as BitTorrent Play for the iOS.
Tron Vs. Tate
More recently, Justin Sun has acquired Poloniex, shutting down trading for its US customers. In response to this, Jared Tate, the creator of DigiByte, took the Tron Foundation on as a whole. In an 8-piece tirade on Twitter, Tate accused Tron of being a wholly centralized network. In response to this, Poloniex suddenly did a “careful review” of the Digibyte coin and promptly booted it from the exchange.
Tron (TRX) Surges to Top 10 as Justin Sun Teases TRX-Based Decentralized Stablecoin
Justin Sun has been creating new developments for the TRX coin recently with anonymous transactions being the latest one. Now, Sun has announced an upcoming launch of a decentralized stablecoin based on TRX and BTT.
Meanwhile, there is more good news. The current pump of the Bitcoin price and altcoins has taken Tron (TRX) back to a top ten spot on the CoinMarketCap scale where it has not been for approximately a year.
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TRX-based decentralized stablecoin
A short while ago, Justin Sun took to his Twitter page to announce an approaching release of a decentralized stablecoin pegged to TRX and BTT. He asked the community for the best title for it.
Sun’s readers on Twitter offered various titles in response – from sarcastic ones to those that could indeed serve as a name for a Tron-based stablecoin. The word ‘scam’ got mentioned a lot.
Tron regains top 10 spot
Finally, the thing that many
Justin Sun promised to get TRX to the top-ten list back in summer 2019 and bring BTT back to the top fifty. Another target Sun set for the Tron team back then was to get TRX pairs added to Coinbase and Binance U.S.
Recently, it was reported that TRX is among the coins that are being considered by the American branch of Binance.
Tron promoted by top YouTuber PewDiePie
As recently reported by U.Today, Tron has received a brand new level of promotion after the top YouTube blogger PewDiePie mentioned Tron and TRX several times in one of his recent videos.
PewDiePie has 102,000 followers on YouTube and over 75,000 people follow him on Twitter. He also broadcasts live streams about once a week on the DLive app – which was recently acquired by Tron.
Justin Sun then announced a long-term goal to turn DLive into the number 1 streaming dapp for the crypto community.
Tron [TRX] Addresses are the 3rd Most Active after Bitcoin and Ethereum
Tron, the smart contracting platform that competes with Ethereum and EOS and ranked highly by the China’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), has climbed up the public addresses rankings only trailing Bitcoin and its competitor, Ethereum.
Tron is the third most active after Bitcoin and Ethereum
Taking to Twitter to report the good news, Misha Lederman, a staunch supporter of the Justin Sun-led platform, said there were 233k active addresses generating 1 million transactions.
Meanwhile, Bitcoin had the most active addresses, at 640k, however, they only churned 300k transactions. Compared, Ethereum had 281k active addresses but lags in the number of transactions.10 BTC & 20,000 Free Spins for every player in mBitcasino’s Winter Cryptoland Adventure!
5% of all Tron Addresses are Active
According to data from Tron Scan, the network’s explorer, there are over 4.4 addresses moving over 896k transactions in the last day alone. Also, the network has 972 online nodes with a throughput of 6 TPS. From this, simple math reveals that although Tron prides of millions of addresses but only 5% are active.Advertisement
By Jan 15, 2020, additional data from CoinMetrics also reveals that the number of Bitcoin addresses is 10X more than Tron’s at 759k and 70k, respectively.
An earlier Twitter post from Tron Scan said the 4 million address milestone points to an ecosystem that is rapidly developing.
A parallel finding by DappRadar, a dapp analytics firm, further concludes that Tron is almost purely a gambling platform.
“TRON is a blockchain that’s almost purely for gambling. And it supports this category very well, both in terms of high daily usage and generated value.”
Moreover, while developers can launch on the platform, it’s a tall order to sustain audience:
“This isn’t to say developers haven’t attempted to launch other types of dapps on TRON. A decent number of games have been released but, as with dapps in other categories, it appears to be easy to launch well on TRON, but very hard to sustain an audience.”
Dismissed the current Bitcoin Rally
Misha Lederman also dismissed the current Bitcoin (BTC) revival terming it as a blend of hopium and fear about a “notorious fraudster.” Sentiment around digital assets has improved in recent times.
As evidence reveals, Bitcoin’s dominance felled from 68% to 66% at the time of writing hinting of investors re-balancing.
A section of them might have shifted their funds to altcoins in anticipation of the so-called “altcoin season” that could directly benefit TRX, the native currency of Tron.
News Today – Top Headline for Tron TRX
- Justin Sun to pay 1 million TRX to a Tron troll
- Twitter user demands that Tron should pay its unofficial promoters
- Biggest digital asset promoter running for president
Tron News Today –Tron has entered the limelight again after CEO Justin Sun offered to pay a whopping 1 million TRX to a Tron troll. The so-called Tron troll alleges that because Ethereum pays its trolls openly quarterly every year, that Tron must do the same. The user behind this is Udi Wertheimer. Wertheimer is a Bitcoin proponent and co-host on the Reckless Review podcast. He made the claims in a recent Twitter post. According to the user, Sun hasn’t given him any rewards for his actions. Claiming he shilled Tron and helped build its reputation on crypto Twitter. In end, Sun had to bulge to his remarks.
Tron Should Pay its Unofficial Promoters Like Ethereum Does
According to Wertheimer, Ethereum and ConsenSys usually compensate their trolls per quarter. Paying $70,000 every quarter in total. Sun quickly responded to the post that he would pay 1 million TRX to the Twitter user if he sent his wallet address to Sun’s DM.
Additionally, in the comment session, Wertheimer calls Sun his friend, that’s why he agreed to collect 1 million TRX for his role that he usually charges more than that figure. At this point, sarcasm found its way into the picture. But knowing Sun’s SMM tactics (an example was the Warren Buffet lunch), it could be that the dialogue was set up to make Tron the center of attention once again.
Most Prominent Crypto Promoter Running for President
The art of shilling coins has spread seriously on crypto Twitter. John McAfee the biggest crypto promoter who gave up his job is now running for the presidency. Two years ago and earlier than that, McAfee shilled a large amount of coins and covered one ‘coin of the day’ on Twitter. One of his favorite tokens at the time was Docademic (MTC). McAfee is alleged to have a large stash of MTC. McAfee also initiated a conflict with HitBTC exchange over MTC.
During his coin promotion campaigns, the market saw what was called the McAfee effect. Whenever the crypto mogul would talk about any crypto or call it a champion, its price will begin to surge higher shortly after. The community will start to buy it, thus pushing its price up. Eventually, McAfee stopped promoting digital assets and ICOs when the SEC started a crackdown on the asset class. The federal regulator demanded that McAfee stopped his work as a promoter. At the time McAfee alleged that he received threats from the SEC.