Tron News

Launched in June 2018, Tron is a blockchain-based smart contract platform for powering decentralized applications, or DApps, competing with similar platforms such as Ethereum, Tezos, Cardano and EOS. The blockchain is secured through a delegated proof-of-stake system that sacrifices some degree of decentralization for speed and efficiency. The network is powered by its native protocol token, TRX, which is used for payments, miner rewards and voting. 

The project’s reveal proved controversial when it was discovered that the white paper had been largely plagiarized, directly copying material from high-profile works such as Ethereum, the InterPlanetary File System, distributed hash tables, etc. Founder Justin Sun has claimed this was the fault of volunteer translators. 

The Tron long-term roadmap consists of six phases that consecutively roll out new initiatives to provide P2P file sharing (now supported by Tron’s acquisition of BitTorrent), content creation, crowdfunding and gaming. 

While most of Tron’s network activity is currently driven by gaming and gambling DApps, Sun’s strategic acquisitions clearly slot themselves within the roadmap, perhaps with the intention of accelerating development and adoption without building from nothing.

Like blockchain is to finance, so are NFTs to artists. At least in theory.
Director of blockchain strategy discusses APENFT Marketplace mainnet launch and Tron ecosystem
Sarah Jansen
Analytics platform Nansen showed that one of the funds that capitalized on the UST depeg has started to transfer large amounts of USDD.
USDD stablecoin falls to $0.97, DAO inserts $700M to defend the peg
Ezra Reguerra
Market Analysis
In the wake of UST’s collapse, several DeFi platforms launched their own stablecoins to lasso new users and liquidity but are investors willing to take on the r...
DeFi protocols launch stablecoins to lure new users and liquidity, but does it work?
Jordan Finneseth
Market Analysis
Weak retail demand and bearish derivatives data reflect a dismal short-term outlook for the crypto market.
Any dip buyers left? Bulls are largely absent as the total crypto market cap drops to $1.65T
Marcel Pechman
“Crypto mom” Hester Peirce has slammed the SEC’s $10-million settlement with Poloniex, challenging the opaque regulations that U.S.-based crypto firms must navi...
‘Crypto Mom’ Hester Peirce slams SEC for $10M Poloniex settlement
Brian Quarmby
Holding on to cryptocurrencies can be difficult at the best of times, but this trading platform is offering a solution that may make things easier.
How this trading platform is helping users hold on to their crypto
Chris Jones
Market Update
Traders say the multi-year highs seen from many tokens prove that an altcoin season is at hand.
Altcoins notch triple-digit gains as Bitcoin price pushes toward $60K
Jordan Finneseth
Altcoin Watch
WINk’s low-cost yield farming offerings are attracting retail DeFi investors who have been priced out of Uniswap due to high Ethereum gas costs.
WINk (WIN) soars as retail DeFi investors flee high Ethereum gas costs
Jordan Finneseth

Follow us on Facebook