Was that Satoshi? TRON 4.0 is launched. WEF’s Blockchain Bill of Rights

In this issue Did Satoshi Nakamoto just cash in some BTC?  TRON 4.0 receives cool response Davos org unveils ‘Blockchain Bill of Rights’ In China: Ant Financial’s new smart contracts; state to invest billions in ‘new infrastructure’ like blockchain and IoT VC highlights: car-sharing in Singapore, and fintech in India From the Editor’s Desk Dear Reader, Two significant developments this week in blockchain and technology reinforces one of the biggest themes we are tracking at Forkast.News: technology and geopolitics are colliding.  China has begun the arduous task of mapping out…

Blockchain Bites: Coinbase and BlockFi Do Some Major Hiring, Tron Gets Coronavirus Relief

Justin Sun’s Tron platform successfully applied for a $2 million pandemic relief loan intended for small businesses. Coinbase has scooped up employees from the now-defunct TokenAnylist startup while BlockFi has poached two executives from Credit Suisse and American Express to join its lending firm. Here’s the story: You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal stories in blockchain and crypto news, and why they’re significant. You can subscribe to this and all of CryptoX’s newsletters here.  Top Shelf Transaction Throttling BitMEX’s daily broadcast of transactions may be spiking Bitcoin fees. The exchange…

Blockchain Bites: Coinbase and BlockFi Make Big Hires, Tron Said to Get Coronavirus Relief

UPDATE (May 6, 17:50 UTC): This article has been updated to clarify that the claim about Tron receiving a pandemic relief loan originated from the project’s Chinese social media channels, and to include a statement from a Tron spokesperson in the U.S. Justin Sun’s Tron platform claimed to have received a $2 million pandemic relief loan intended for small businesses. Coinbase has scooped up employees from the now-defunct TokenAnylist startup while BlockFi has poached two executives from Credit Suisse and American Express to join its lending firm. Here’s the story:…

Tron DApps Arrive on the Samsung App Store

The Tron (TRX) project announced on April 27 that apps built on its blockchain will be featured in the Samsung Galaxy Store. Owners of Samsung smartphones in specific countries will see Tron decentralized apps, or DApps, in an alternative app store. Tron and its tokens were already supported by Samsung’s Blockchain Keystore, which stores private keys in a secure memory compartment. The integration was announced alongside Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). As indicated by Tron, the Samsung store will feature “applications like Blockchain Cuties, Super Player, Meerkat Mining and Timeloop.”…

TRX Ledger Live Integration a Mutual Decision, Tron Says

Tron described its recent listing on Ledger wallet’s Ledger Live software as a move for both parties to continue the expansion of the crypto space.   “It was in our mutual interest, to further develop and promote the crypto ecosystem,” a Tron representative told Cointelegraph. “The rapid growth in the crypto and blockchain space is evident and the users demand more functions and creative solutions to advance the security, usability, and all-in-one stop.” The addition gives users more options Tron recently saw its proof-of-stake TRX coin added to Ledger Live, the desktop…

Hardware Wallet Leader Ledger Adds Tron Support to Its Software

Leading hardware wallet producer Ledger announced that its official wallet software now supports Tron (TRX). According to an announcement, Ledger Live — the official wallet software for Ledger’s hardware wallets — now allows its users to manage their Tron addresses. Furthermore, Ledger hardware wallet owners can also stake their TRX directly from the software. The announcement reads: “You can now manage your Tron (TRX) into Ledger Live and stake them, which means getting rewards without doing anything!” Ledger also announced that — to celebrate the added Tron support — the…

Tron Launches Djed, a Platform That Looks Suspiciously Like MakerDAO

On March 28, Tron (TRX) founder Justin Sun tweeted to announce the release of Djed, a system for collateralized loans he described as “something new.” The platform was immediately criticized as many see it as a plagiarized version of MakerDAO (MKR). Sun teased the launch on Jan. 16 when Sun let his fans choose the name of a planned decentralized stablecoin that was initially to be backed by TRX and BitTorrent Token (BTT). Self-described TRX whale and Tron fan Mike McCarthy was the one who proposed the name Djed, just…

Bitcoin (BTC) Removed as a Payment Option on DLive, Replaced with Tron (TRX)

In brief: Tron bought DLive in December 2019.  DLive was soon integrated into the BitTorrent ecosystem.  Bitcoin (BTC) has now been removed as a payment option on the Livestreaming platform and has been replaced by TRX, BTT and TRC-20 USDT.  Back in December 2019, the Tron Foundation acquired the popular livestreaming platform of DLive and soon integrated it into the BitTorrent ecosystem. Justin Sun further explained how the platform would enhance his vision of decentralizing the web. DLive is one of the best real-world examples of what is possible when…

Steem Community Stands Its Ground Amid Tron Takeover

The scandal surrounding the Steem blockchain continues to unfold. After juggernaut exchanges Binance, Huobi and Poloniex were heavily criticized by community members for allegedly mobilizing customer deposits to take over the network, two of those firms announced they were backing off.  Meanwhile, Tron CEO Justin Sun, who has recently acquired Steemit — the startup behind the major blockchain-based blogging and social networking platform — has referred to the disgruntled voters who tried to reclaim control as “hackers” who have been “successfully defeated.” However, as the latest developments show, Sun intends…

Steemit Managing Director on Acquisition by Tron — Exclusive

In an interview with Cointelegraph at Tron’s San Francisco office on Feb. 25, Steemit Managing Director Elizabeth Powell expressed enthusiasm regarding the new strategic partnership between Tron and Steemit. On Feb. 14, the Tron Foundation announced it had acquired Steemit, a decentralized social media platform with over 10,000 daily active users. Following the announcement, a great deal of uncertainty arose from the Steemit community. A recent Reddit thread shows Steemit users discussing concern over the future of the STEEM token and the reversible soft fork that Steemit initiated on Feb.…