TRON’s First Beta Version — Exodus to be Launched

TRON’s First Beta Version — Exodus will be launched on March 31
19 February 2018   882

TRON, a decentralized content protocol on the basis of blockchain, officially announced on January 23 the latest progress of the project development, showing that the main network functions were all set and it will be launched on March 31.

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During the R&D of main net, the company integrated the advantages of multiple blockchain systems and proposed and realized the following core functions:

  • With UTXO-based trading models, history transactions can be transparently tracked through the public ledger. UTXO boots concurrent processing capability and enhances network performance. Create the concept of transaction account that is in consistent with real-world application through abstraction based on UTXO technology.
  • Achieve over 1 thousand transactions per second with PoS-based TBFT consensus mechanism which adjusts the account takers of a transaction according to the speed and delay of the block.
  • Support ultra-low fee transfer (10e-6 TRX per transfer).
  • Provide a secure execution environment for smart contract byte-code with TRON virtual machine (TVM). TVM has following advantages: lightweight, fast loading, resource isolation, high scalability etc.
  • Support smart contracts written in programming languages such as Java. Compile them into TVM byte-code with TRON compiler for high execution performance.
  • Provide common ABCI (Application BlockChain Interface) with consensus engine and Blockchain state machine loosely-coupled architecture.
  • Provide distributed network management and monitoring utilities. Visualize TRON operations and performance to easily track the status and potential risks.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   104

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.