As we start out the fourth week of August, we see most of the cryptocurrency market fall. Bitcoin (BTC) is trading just below $6,500 and Ethereum (ETH) has once again dipped below $300. This weekend, the market took a slight rise and almost peaked over $225 billion, but has since been corrected.
Let’s take a look at EOS, Litecoin (LTC), Tron (TRX), and their latest project updates today.
Cryptocurrency Market Fall – EOS
For the third month in a row, EOS has been given the top rating spot on China’s national blockchain ratings. The CCID Research Institute in China gives out blockchain ratings once a month and EOS has been their top choice the past month and a half.
The top ten ratings are as follows:
This weekend, EOS regained its spot as the fifth largest cryptocurrency, as Stellar briefly passed the cryptocurrency for a few days.
At press time, EOS is trading at $5.13 a coin, down -2.85% in 24 hours.
Cryptocurrency Market Fall – Litecoin (LTC)
There hasn’t been any big news regarding Litecoin lately. There have been no new partnerships or updates to the Litecoin network.
The first Litecoin Summit will be held in San Francisco mid-September.
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— Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) August 18, 2018
Litecoin’s founder, Charlie Lee, will be speaking at both days of the event and there will be a meet and greet after day 2.
Also, eToro published its own market research on Litecoin recently. The research document summarized Litecoin’s 2018 price drop by saying:
“Given that Litecoin has an established and stable working product, as well as significant adoption, this bear market of the whole cryptocurrency industry could have lead to Litecoin being oversold.”
Cryptocurrency Market Fall – Tron (TRX)
Just recently, the Tron Foundation made the official announcement that it had acquired BitTorrent and not all Tron enthusiasts are thrilled. Even some BitTorrent investors weren’t happy with the acquisition either. However, what’s done is done.
Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent, has also officially stepped down from his role within the company fairly quietly but people have taken notice.
According to the Next Web:
“TorrentFreak reports that Bram Cohen has severed ties with BitTorrent Inc, the company that he founded in 2004, after inventing and launching his Torrent protocol three years earlier. There has been no official announcement from TRON or the BitTorrent inventor on this development. TorrentFreak received an auto-response after trying to reach out to Cohen’s BitTorrent email, it became clear that the address was no longer active.”
Frankly, this makes total sense as he sold over his company to Tron for over $140 million and can’t expect to have control of what happens with his company.
At press time, Tron remains the 12th largest cryptocurrency by market cap and is trading at $0.0218 a coin, down -1.97% in 24 hours.
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