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What is NFT Crypto Explained?

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NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) as an umbrella term just means that each digital token on the network is unique. Each token contains some small bit of data that is unique to the token in question. That’s it. They’re just little data containers being shipped around the blockchain between addresses.

Now, NFTs on specifically ETH have a few data points that are unique to why anyone cares about them. (It’s also likely other networks will implement some or all of these features, if they have not already.)

You can check our detailed guide on what are NTFs here, this is a informative site with all information related to Non-Fungible Tokens.

A Royalty % may be set in the NFT token. When the NFT is then traded at any point in time, between any two addresses for ETH/currency, the royalty cut of that ‘sale’ will be redirected to the Creator’s ETH address.

Now, before we go any further, it’s important to understand one more aspect of NFTs. They are very, very small. It is exorbitantly expensive to store real data on a blockchain, even something as small as a 128×128 jpg. Most NFTs are only going to have a few bytes of data stored in them. Like, for example, a serial number or URL.

In short, an NFT is basically a unique scrap of paper with a serial number, password, or web address on it. That’s it.

In this case, an NFT would contain some variety of unique data, only visible to the address it is owned by, such as a unique URL, or password to a secret clubhouse. If the buyer has a reasonable belief that this information is still secret, buying/trading the NFT becomes the primary way to obtain it. Some Rarible sales attempt to go this route, however, the issue here is obvious. It’s the internet, nothing stays secret for long, and you have no guarantee that the creator or previous owners have not shared the secret information into the wild.

The biggest real success story for NFTs right now are systems like TopShot, CryptoKitties, CryptoPunks, etc. Cases where a website/app/game can interact with the NFTs directly to show you your content, as a proof of ownership of that content, enforced by the app/game. Likewise, NFTs have big potential for game item marketplaces as the company can issue their items with some royalty rate (ex. 1%), and always get a cut of sales if their game (and trade of its items) takes off.

NFTs can also make for good ‘proof of attendance’/historical proof type tokens, which is to say, you could be given one for attending a concert as proof you were there.

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TrueUSD Names Five Banks Holding the Stablecoin’s USD Reserve

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1. TUSD is currently in collaboration with five banks.
2. Partner banks provide a safeguard for TUSD’s asset security.
3. TUSD is now audited by auditing firm Armanino.

Stablecoin TrueUSD (TUSD) named five of its current bank collaborators that ensure asset security for its USD reserves.

According to TUSD, it currently works with Signature Bank, Silvergate Bank, Prime Trust, First Digital Trust, and BitGo for the safekeeping of USD assets that back the value of the stablecoin.

For one, Signature Bank is the first bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to launch a blockchain-based digital payments platform—Signet.

TUSD partnered with Signature Bank, a New York-based commercial firm, and was then integrated into Signet, Signature’s payment network, opening 24/7 minting services within two minutes. TUSD admitted that this development “greatly” improved its financial services for its users. Interestingly, TUSD transactions within Signet are free.

Another TUSD partner bank from 2021 is Silvergate. This financial firm became one of the first banks to set up accounts for crypto transactions and has since become known as one of the few crypto-friendly banks.

TUSD leverages the Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN), providing users with another “efficient” token minting service.

Together with SEN, TUSD reinforces its near-instant minting and redemption services with Prime Trust’s PrimeX. PrimeX enables TUSD holders to mint and redeem tokens round the clock, offering instant settlements.

Users of the stablecoin can also mint and redeem their tokens with TUSD partner First Digital Trust. Although the bank implements minimum and maximum transactions, TUSD saw this as an opportunity to provide its users with options, especially if they plan on minting or redeeming small amounts of TUSD.

TUSD is also one of the early stablecoins that crypto custodian BitGo included in its offerings. BitGo’s secure multi-signature wallets allow TUSD users to purchase the stablecoin within the wallet. 

With BitGo, users can purchase and exchange TUSD with no fee. However, a minimum amount of $1,000 worth of TUSD is required to mint and redeem.

TUSD revealed that it is exploring more ways to better its services for its users. To do so, it plans to forge relationships with more bank partners.Earlier, TUSD was reported to now be audited by Armanino, a top European auditing firm. Armanino will attest to the stability of TUSD’s smart contracts on-chain. TUSD, in turn, becomes the only stablecoin that has implemented such security standards.

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Winning Projects are In as TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 1 Comes to a Close

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The winning projects are finally in as TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 closed on March 14, coming off of a thriving victory. We’ve been tracking the winning projects closely on the TRON DAO Forum on all four tracks, Web3, NFT, GameFi, and DeFi. 

The Forum has been an influential site for developers to come together, share ideas, create threads, and interact with each other about the crypto community, and activity on the Forum accounted for 40% of the overall score. 

Each track’s final review panel consisted of crypto experts, KOLs, and a public community review board, whose scores accounted for 30%, 30%, and 40%, respectively. Community reviewers transparently voted on the TRON DAO Forum.

The crypto community was earnest to see the results of the judging period, which began on March 8 and ended on March 11.

Here are the winning picks in each of the four tracks:

In the GameFi Track, the winner is TronNinja Arcade by the TronNinja Team.

TronNinja is a NFT GameFi project on the TRON blockchain where you will be able to use your NFTs as characters in-game while earning our in-game token TronNinjas Token (TNT) in the TronNinjas Arcade. Their goal is not only to play games but bring back the social aspect that arcades had.

In the Web3 track, the winner is dCloud by Cctechmx.

Their mission is to create an Open Source Web3 Cloud storage mobile app enabling its own ecosystem to enjoy a self-sustainable and shared economy. By separating dCloud code like this, we’ll be able to reduce the developing effort. BitTorrent team delivers the binaries, dCloud team devs focus on implementing them to the specific OS environment and coding a single Graphical Interface for both major mobile platforms: Android and iOS.

“Wow, what a piece of application! There is nothing like supporting decentralization hand in hand with cryptocurrencies. Better yet, still supporting it in TRON and BTTC blockchain technology. I will be waiting to be able to use it in our daily lives!” Said a commentator.

For the NFT track, the winner is VersacBrickSquad by TuruGlobal.

Their goal is to make real estate investment available for all since most people don’t have sufficient funds to buy their own real estate. The Versac Brick Squad is a collection of DAOs investing in real estate assets jointly managing the assets in a platform structure provided by TuruGlobal and with that making Real Estate investment accessible for the people.

“This is something we really need in this space. Community power should not be underestimated. The DAOs are the perfect tool to make the most out of all the smart people out there. Thanks for the explanation,” another commentator said.

As for the DeFi track, the winner is JustMoney Exchange by JustMoney.

They aim to build an ecosystem for the next generation of decentralized applications to power Web3 by allowing crypto users to trade and offer cryptocurrencies on several chains and facilitate the creation of a payment system that will allow crypto users to purchase goods and services online using cryptocurrency.

“New features that truly come in handy for newcomers. You don’t have to risk any money due to failed transactions on JustMoney Exchange. It’s the little things that matter, and the team ensures it does its best to cover any issues,” a commentator said.

The decentralized community is pleased with the project winners and can’t wait to see what’s to come for Season 2. Registration begins May 16, 2022.

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Winning Project Disclosed as TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 1 Ends

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After a huge hit, the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 disclosed the winning entries on the TRON DAO Forum in all four tracks, Web3, NFT, GameFi, and DeFi. 

The Forum has been a sufficient spot for developers to come together, share ideas, create threads, and interact with each other about the crypto community, and activity on the Forum accounted for 40% of the overall score. 

Each track’s final review panel consisted of crypto experts, KOLs, and a public community review board, whose scores accounted for 30%, 30%, and 40%, respectively. Community reviewers transparently voted on the TRON DAO Forum.

The crypto community was optimistic to see the impacts of the judging period, which began on March 8 and closed on March 11.

In each of the four tracks, here are the winning entries:

As for the DeFi track, the winner is JustMoney Exchange by JustMoney.

They aim to build an ecosystem for the next generation of decentralized applications to power Web3 by allowing crypto users to trade and offer cryptocurrencies on several chains and facilitate the creation of a payment system that will allow crypto users to purchase goods and services online using cryptocurrency.

“New features that truly come in handy for newcomers. You don’t have to risk any money due to failed transactions on JustMoney Exchange. It’s the little things that matter, and the team ensures it does its best to cover any issues,” a commentator said.

For the NFT track, the winner is VersacBrickSquad by TuruGlobal.

Their goal is to make real estate investment available for all since most people don’t have sufficient funds to buy their own real estate. The Versac Brick Squad is a collection of DAOs investing in real estate assets jointly managing the assets in a platform structure provided by TuruGlobal and with that making Real Estate investment accessible for the people.

“This is something we really need in this space. Community power should not be underestimated. The DAOs are the perfect tool to make the most out of all the smart people out there. Thanks for the explanation,” another commentator said.

In the Web3 track, the winner is dCloud by Cctechmx.

Their mission is to create an Open Source Web3 Cloud storage mobile app enabling its own ecosystem to enjoy a self-sustainable and shared economy. By separating dCloud code like this, we’ll be able to reduce the developing effort. BitTorrent team delivers the binaries, dCloud team devs focus on implementing them to the specific OS environment and coding a single Graphical Interface for both major mobile platforms: Android and iOS.

“Wow, what a piece of application! There is nothing like supporting decentralization hand in hand with cryptocurrencies. Better yet, still supporting it in TRON and BTTC blockchain technology. I will be waiting to be able to use it in our daily lives!” Said a commentator.

In the GameFi Track, the winner is TronNinja Arcade by the TronNinja Team.

TronNinja is a NFT GameFi project on the TRON blockchain where you will be able to use your NFTs as characters in-game while earning our in-game token TronNinjas Token (TNT) in the TronNinjas Arcade. Their goal not only is to play games but bring back the social aspect that arcades had.

“Congrats to the team for their dedication in building what adds great value to the experience of their users. So excited for the great success achieved so far and looking forward to achieving more success in the future,” a commentator said.

The TRON ecosystem continues to look forward to more projects in Season 2. Registration begins May 16, 2022.

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