Bitcoin Portfolio Beats S&P 500 ‘Every Year’, Plus Ripple and XRP, Ethereum, Tron, Cardano, Monero, VeChain

According to a new analysis comparing portfolios with and without Bitcoin, a 1% allocation of BTC can significantly boost investors’ returns.Independent analyst PlanB says holding 1% in Bitcoin in a 99% cash portfolio has historically yielded 10% returns, beating the S&P 500’s two-year risk/return mark “every year.”The Brazilian cross-border payment platform BeeTech has released a new ad showcasing how Ripple’s technology is helping it create a faster and simpler way to move money.The top three decentralized apps (DApps) are all running on the Tron network, according to DappRadar. The list is sorted by most users in the last 24 hours.Although Monero is designed to hide wallet addresses, Spagni says many people don’t realize it can be audited – if the wallet owner decides to hand over the info.The Ethereum-powered entertainment platform Breaker (formerly known as SingularDTV) has released its first on-demand film called ‘Prospect’. Breaker is designed to give people the power to distribute films and albums utilizing smart contracts to ensure funds are properly and automatically distributed to the creators.

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, TRON, Stellar, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV: Price Analysis, Feb. 11

Bakkt recently completed its first acquisition of certain assets of futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG). The much-awaited digital asset platform is expected to launch laterin the year, according to Jeff Sprecher, CEO of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Many expect institutional participation to increase with the launch of Bakkt.Bitcoin (BTC) broke out of the 20-day EMA for the first time since Jan. 10. It is currently trading near the 50-day SMA. A bounce from the current level will carry it to the downtrend line, which has been a major hurdle since Nov. 24 of the previous year. If the price sustains above the downtrend line, it can move up to $4,255. It is currently facing resistance at the 50-day SMA. If the bulls sustain the price above $116.30, we anticipate another attempt to break out of the overhead resistance within the next few days. The 20-day EMA has turned up and the 50-day SMA is gradually sloping up. The RSI reached the overbought level for the first time since December 2017. This shows a probable change in trend. The flattish moving averages and the RSI close to the 50 levels points to a range bound trading in the near-term. We might suggest long positions if the price sustains above $141. Until then, we remain neutral on it.

Wall Street Strategist Reveals Bullish Bitcoin Forecast, Plus Ripple and XRP, Tron, Litecoin, Ethereum, Stellar, Cardano, IOTA: Crypto News Alert

Fundstrat co-founder and head of research Tom Lee says the firm has a positive outlook for Bitcoin and crypto throughout 2019.Visa and Mastercard are locked in a bidding war to purchase Ripple partner Earthport. Visa is the latest to up the ante, offering $319 million for the British cross-border payment company, Reuters reports.The latest ConsenSys-sponsored Week in Ethereum blog post is out. This week’s edition covers a long list of developer updates and news from the Ethereum-based platforms Kyber and Basic Attention Token.Litecoin creator Charlie Lee says developers are doing what they can to boost the overall crypto market. Litecoin recently became the fourth biggest cryptocurrency, after Lee announced the team is working to implement privacy features on the network.Bittrex International has officially listed Tron’s BitTorrent Token (BTT). The crypto exchange will also support the first and subsequent BTT airdrops, which begin on February 11th.In a new YouTube video, Cardano creator Charles Hoskinson defends the platform’s peer review process. Hoskinson says although peer-review can add months to the development process, it’s well worth the effort to build something right the first time and avoid fixing issues in the future.

BitTorrent Partners with CoinPayments to Launch Support for Native BTT Token

As reported, BitTorrent launched its BTT token this January — its first full-fledged move to begin to tokenize its content sharing ecosystem, roughly six months after the company was acquired by decentralized internet startup TRON.According to today’s press release, BitTorrent has already been collaborating with CoinPayments on supporting TRON (TRX), Bitcoin (BTC) and Binance Coin (BNB) payments for premium services. With the addition of BTT support, users can now reportedly use the token to pay for BitTorrent and µTorrent Pro subscriptions, which offer file conversion, HD quality streaming and malwareprotection.As reported, the roadmap for TRON and BitTorrent’s mutual integration has been dubbed “Project Atlas,” which aims to create a decentralized content distribution platform using cryptocurrency. As of press time, TRON (TRX) is ranked as the 8th largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and is trading at around $0.0258, up 0.25 percent on the day

100% Completed: The BitTorrent ICO is a 15-Minute Sellout

Two simultaneous sales were run for Binance Coin and Tron. Neither market lasted longer than 15 minutes, according to Binance. More BTT was available for Tron than BNB.BitTorrent itself is the original torrent client, created by the BitTorrent protocol’s inventor. Bram Cohen has publicly made clear that he has no affiliation with the latest incarnation of BitTorrent. At the same time, Cohen has been working on his own cryptocurrency project called “Chia.”The official BitTorrent client reportedly has over 100 million users. These users will automatically be integrated into the Tron economy in upcoming updates, greatly expanding the reach of the #8 cryptocurrency. Everyone who wants to make use of their BTT will have to have at least a small amount of Tron in the same way that Ethereum token holders require Ether to make transactions.The greatly anticipated ICO event has arguably not had the desired effect on the Tron price. At the time of writing, it had seen a nearly 8% drop over the 24-hour period, with a low of an almost 11% drop. On a per-token basis, these changes are not great. However, on a macro scale, they are notable for those with large bags.

Binance CEO Predicts Amazon Will Launch Its Own Currency, Plus Bitcoin, Ripple and XRP, Ethereum, Tron, IOTA, Cardano: Crypto News Flash

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, CEO of the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance, says he doesn’t understand why every business on the internet isn’t already accepting crypto. In a series of tweets, CZ predicts e-commerce giant Amazon will end up launching its own currency.This isn’t the first time Zhao has pinpointed Amazon as a potential major adopter of digital currency. Back in December, Zhao said he’s waiting for Amazon to ditch fiat and enter the ecosystem.Zhao’s prediction underscores the worsening situation for Amazon resellers caught in the trade war between the US and China.VCTRADE, a new cryptocurrency exchange run by Japanese banking giant SBI Holdings, says it has now enabled Bitcoin, XRP and Ethereum withdrawals.The exchange first added deposits for Bitcoin, XRP and Ethereum back in December. Crypto trading is expected soon, with Ripple investor SBI set to onboard customers from its huge user base of more than 23 million people.

235 DApps and $3.5 Billion in Transactions: Prominent Crypto Investor Sees EOS [and TRON] ‘Crushing it’

Although Ethereum still remains in control of the market as the first major smart contract protocol, a report revealed that EOS and TRON are experiencing a rapid rate of growth and closing their gap with Ethereum.EOS, TRON and other scalability focused blockchain projects are able to achieve a high daily transaction volume due to the presence of a group of nodes that hold more authority than the rest in the community.One common criticism against the two projects is that the existence of a group of node operators with more authority than others present a higher level of centralization in comparison to Ethereum and other structurally decentralized cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.So far, TRON’s approach has paid off. In the past three months, TRON has outperformed both the U.S. dollar and Bitcoin. However, it remains to be seen whether the momentum of TRON is sustainable, especially pertaining to its price given that analysts generally expect the bear market of cryptocurrencies to extend throughout 2019.Also, from its all-time high, the price of TRON remains down by more than 89 percent. In a one-year span, Bitcoin still remains as the better performing cryptocurrency over both TRON and EOS.

TRON (TRX) Defies The Price Trend: Latest News to Be Updated

Except the heavy price drop that took place on the 20th of Jan 2018, the pair TRX/USD is moving upwards with no struggle reaching the $0.02850 counting 23.9% increase within a few days. Compared to the 8th largest coin, all other virtual crypto assets have not recovered for the past 6 days.As covered by John P. Njui in EWN’s latest TRON related blog post, Justin Sun notified vie twitter the Tron (TRX) and crypto communities that the project’s decentralized applications occupied 6 of the top 10 seats of rankings . In a series of tweets retweeted by Justin Sun, one investor, going by “Mr. Gordon,” divulged that the network surpassed 200 million transactions, just 38 days after 100 million was breached. Citing data from Tron’s in-house block explorer, Lederman revealed that the six millionth block was recently mined on the network.

Tron Price Tumbles after Ex-Employee Throws Shade on BitTorrent Project

The Tron price went into free fall shortly after a former executive torched the company’s BitTorrent Project. It has since staged a small comeback. As of this writing, Tron (TRX) was trading at US$0.023, down 8.9% on relatively high volume. The company has been under fire for several days. Last week, former chief strategy officer Simon Morris said there’s “no way” the Tron blockchain can handle BitTorrent’s high rate of transactions.
Tron is a blockchain platform for supporting smart contracts and high throughput. BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol with over 100 million users in 138 countries.The BitTorrent Token is a cryptocurrency linked to the BitTorrent file-sharing platform. As CCN reported, Tron founder Justin Sun acquired BitTorrent for $126 million in July 2018.

Tron [TRX]’s Justin Sun congratulates Vitalik Buterin as Ethereum takes another step further to join PoS family

The whole cryptocurrency space is well-acquainted with the constant brawl between Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, and Justin Sun, the Founder and CEO of Tron Foundation. This time the duo is back in the limelight due to the upcoming Ethereum hard fork, Constantinople, which is scheduled to occur on block #7080000. Yesterday, January 9th, one of the core developers of Ethereum, Peter Szilagyi announced that the Constantinople hard fork was successful on the Rinkeby Testnet, one of the three Testnet’s of Ethereum that resembles the production chain. The successful hard fork on the Testnet comes across as an important milestone as it effectively means that the hard fork on the main chain could be smooth and successful. The protocol would be effectively shifting Ethereum from a Proof-of-Work algorithm to a Proof-of-Stake.