Binance to Freeze 12B TRX

12 000 000 000 Tron tokens are the 1/6 of the total circulation
01 October 2019   380

Binance cryptocurrency exchange froze over 12 billion TRX tokens and, having voted for them, came out on top in the list of 27 Tron super-representatives (block manufacturers). It is reported by UToday.

Binance’s voices are believed to have provided user funds that are stored on its staking platform.

The head of the BeatzCoin project (now in third place on the list) Misha Lederman noted that the exchange froze ⅙ of the total volume of TRX in circulation. In his opinion, such a reduction in the supply of coins in the market will strengthen their price.

Binance's sudden entry somewhat disrupts the SR voting system that has been in place since the beginning of the TRON SR voting process that truly began on July 25, 2018. By buying 12 billion votes, freezing them, and voting for themselves, they might be setting a precedent for other large exchanges to follow. However, bringing major players like Binance into the TRON ecosystem will likely also bring closer cooperation between working products built on TRON such as and TronWallet.Me with Binance and other major exchanges likely to make similar moves like Binance just did.

Misha Lederman

Head, BeatzCoin

At the same time, Lederman noted that this Binance move violates the established system of voting in the network. The exchange received 59.2% of the vote, the next in the list of block producer, Sesameseed, only 2.57%, BeatzCoin - 2.27%.

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   75

The Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange has announced scheduled maintenance today, December 5, from 22:00 to 23:00 (GMT). On the eve, a third of its assets were transferred to an unknown wallet.

During maintenance, users will not be able to log into the system or use the APIs. Trading will be suspended.

On December the 4th, populat Twitter account posted that "43,564 #BTC (313,074,134 USD) transferred from Bittrex to unknown wallet." Users suspected that the exchange was hacked, but the exchange . 

Closures for scheduled maintenance only heightened suspicion. However, the Bittrex team assures that "that claim is false."