Tron, the Justin Sun-led smart contracting platform, has the most active users ahead of both EOS and Ethereum. This is according to a summary by CryptoDiffer, and highlights differentiating statistics behind the three popular protocols further debunking beliefs closely held by the community.
Ethereum, being the first of the kind platform to offer smart contract support, lags at third behind Tron and EOS.
This is contrary to parallel reports that new users were flocking to Ethereum–which is consequently the most active, and hosts most DeFi apps.10 BTC & 20,000 Free Spins for every player in mBitcasino’s Winter Cryptoland Adventure!
94% of TRX users were Active
According to the report, 94% of TRX users, judged from their active addresses, were active. Meanwhile, the number of EOS-related active addresses were 90%, while Ethereum’s were 61%.
The disparity meant that despite the low number of active addresses in Tron, a majority of those accounts were active.
An earlier report revealed that though 5% of Tron user addresses were active, its activity rate came third after Bitcoin and Ethereum. As per Misha Lederman’s tweet, Tron had 233k active addresses.
However, compared to Bitcoin, a popular blockchain platform that lacks smart contracting capabilities, its active addresses were 10X fewer.
Ethereum Still Attractive
However, it was Ethereum that attracted more new users as enthusiasts flocked to the platform steadily throughout the year.
For comparison, there were 578k new users in Q4 2019 compared to Q1 2019 when 114k experienced the platform.
Meanwhile, Tron’s number of new addresses–and therefore users, fluctuated. In Q2 2019, 311k new users joined the platform. EOS fell out of favor as the number of new users slid from 163k in Q1 2019, to 58k in Q4 2019.
DeFi Played a Huge Role
Analysts attribute the steady rise in Ethereum new users to DeFi applications. A majority of these open finance applications were launched in the pioneer smart contracting platform.
Attractive, the objective of DeFi is to liberalized banking by duplicating financial structures and deploying them on the blockchain.
This way, users have total control of their finances and can lend, receiving decent interests in return.
“Nearly half of active Ethereum dapp users have used DeFi dapps in 2019. 70% of the volume generated by the native ETH token was the use of decentralized exchanges and financial services, such as lending.”
Steemit & Tron Partner Up, What Will Happen Next?
- Steemit has announced at the end of last week that it will be partnering up with the Tron platform.
- The two companies will start working together in order to solidify Steemit and it’s blockchain-based decentralised applications with the blockchain on Tron.
The decentralised blockchain-based social media platform, Steemit announced at the end of last week that it will be partnering up with the Tron decentralised platform. The two companies will start working together in order to solidify Steemit and it’s decentralised applications with the blockchain with Tron.
The official release revealed that the two firms are set to use both of their services and products to help users. The Tron Foundation is bringing on board more than 20 million users to access services and products which are being offered by Steemit.
However, on the other hand, Steemit is going to be bringing in more than 1 million users into the community. This is, of course, a massive difference however, the two bodies will be offering different services to the users in question. This partnership will result in a strategic alliance between both Steemit and Tron.
As it is a social media-based website, Steemit rewards its users with the STEEM cryptocurrency for making content published on the website.
TRON Virtual Machine To Get Three New Features
- TRON’s CEO, Justin Sun, tweeted that the TRON Virtual Machine will get three new features as proposal number 32 was approved.
- Justin Sun and the TRON foundation’s moves have changed a lot of things in the virtual machine system.
TRON’s CEO, Justin Sun, tweeted that the TRON Virtual Machine will get three new features as proposal number 32 was approved. The new features of the TRON virtual machines will be support for parallel signature verification, multiple signature verification, and judge whether the address is the contract address.
TRON is one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems around the world. TRON has a high throughput, high scalability, and high availability.
TRON also has a wallet that supports TRX and other tokens on the TRON mainnet, which is available to download for various clients through their website.
The explanantion of the new features is given below:-
- Support parallel signature verification in TVM: The keyword that is to be used in the contract for parallel signature verification is ‘batchvalidatesign’.
- Support to judge whether the address is a contract address in TVM: The developers may face the problem of calling another contract in a contract, in the development of smart contracts. But in some contracts, the contract may not want to be invoked by any other contracts. This call can be restricted, and that can be done by using the ‘isContract’ command.
- Support multi-signature verification in TVM: The TRON blockchain supports the feature that lets an account use the multi-signature feature, and this is used a lot of time in scenarios such as permission control. Now the Virtual machines will also support the multi-signature feature. But the multi-signature will only support a maximum of five private key signatures.
This will further enrich the application scenarios of smart contracts. Justin Sun and the TRON foundation’s moves have changed a lot of things in the virtual machine system, and the users with open arms have welcomed these new features.
Tron News Today – Headlines for February 21
- Tron has lost more than 10% in the last 24-hours
- The coin has continued to slip amid an overall poor sentiment
- Justin Sun’s acquisitions to boost adoption haven’t paid off
Tron News Today – digital currency protocol, Tron’s price has dropped by over 10% in the past 24- hours, has today continued to slip even further down the charts in its ranking. The digital asset which wasn’t ranked among the top ten largest coins by market cap until recently has dropped to number 15 since this decline began. The most recent results for Tron have come despite the continued efforts of Justin Sun to foster growth in the Tron ecosystem with many new acquisitions.
Stiff Competition for Tron
Sun’s efforts to see that his brainchild Tron becomes a success once more has instead ensured that Tron’s native token TRX rallies only in the short-term. It appears that the digital asset has then withdrawn after the news of the decline phased out. What this implies is that even though the digital asset manages to perform well and enjoy some ‘bullish occasions’, it also nearly finds it difficult to extend this situation or climb higher. It lacks consistency.
In contrast, competitors Tezos and Chainlink have been consistent. After many weeks of rallying, both digital assets have successfully ensured that their market cap rose and now they are now sitting above Tron in the list of largest coin’s by market cap. Tezos has outdone other popular coins like Cardano and Stellar, to climb into the top ten. Meanwhile, Chainlink is just at the number 12 position with Cardano above it.
But Tron, on the other hand, could be phased out if it doesn’t rise and act more competitive against the other coins. Just like Ethereum Classic, NEM and IOTA, which were once ranked high but now only feature above number 20, Tron could act like these and follow their trend.
Sun’s Acquisitions Haven’t Paid off
Finally, the main reason why Sun’s acquisitions phase-out quickly remain to be seen. While the Tron chief continues to expand his coin’s ecosystem (as we can see from his previous acquisitions), none of these have paid off in a huge way. And with no long term plan, the projects he acquired or partnered with means nothing. These projects only create hype for the network which in turn drives in just short-term gains for TRX.
The only project that has long-term strategic partnerships is Ripple. Ripple looks for other protocols that make sure adoption comes to XRP as well as more use cases. In most instances, the XRP digital currency doesn’t make short term change. However, space places more trust in it especially on notions that it will come to the top for the long-term.