Current Bitcoin Price: $4006 (as of 8:00 AM PST)
Top Crypto News Stories for 22nd March 2019
TRON is a blockchain platform similar to Ethereum, in that it allows you to build smart applications and tokens directly onto the network. Like EOS, TRON has been a fan of offering its users incentives.
Most recently, the TRON team have been trying their best to encourage new users onto the new, TRON-based USDT token. As a result, they’ve decided to offer amazing 20% interest rates to users who converts funds on Huobi or OKEx during the month of May.
CoinMarketCap is the world’s most popular platform for tracking cryptocurrency price movements. Although it’s come under fire for its accuracy, CoinMarketCap is one of the oldest price-tracking services in the space, and has established itself as the market leader.
The platform is to provide two new indices for major news sources including Nasdaq, Bloomberg, and Reuters. The CMC200 index will track the prices of the top 200 coins, while the CMC200EX will track the prices of the top 200 coins excluding Bitcoin.
We’ve mentioned Facebook’s growing interest in blockchain several times in our newsletters over the last few months, and an interesting speculative post on Medium has put forward a potential theory on what Facebook is seeking to achieve.
The post’s author believes that Facebook is trying to build an economy into its Messenger service, which they will ultimately be able to use to control spending habits. One of the first steps in this is facilitating cheap remittance payments — which is what will draw customers onto the service — and it seems like blockchain might be their solution to that problem.