Apple Stocks App Adds Ripple, Tron Pricing

Avi Rosten
  • The new listings have the potential to open the cryptocurrencies up to Apple's 1 billion users
  • This latest development is a positive move for Tron ahead of the launch of its Mainnet 

Cryptocurrencies have taken another step towards the mainstream as the Apple Stocks app has added Ripple (XRP) and Tron (TRX) pricing to its lists.

Announcing the news of the TRXUSD pair addition on Twitter, Tron founder Justin Sun was excited about what the inclusion meant for the cryptocurrency and how it opens the coin up to Apple’s enormous audience:

 

 

The app has also added TRX pairings with EUR, JPY, and GBP, while XRP will benefit from pairings with GBP, USD, INR, CAD, BTC, EUR, AUD, and ETH.

Tron Ramping Up

Tron has had somewhat of a rough start to the year after accusations surfaced in January that much of the project’s whitepaper had been plagiarised. With the price dropping over 60% following the accusations and sharp words exchanged between Sun and Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin - things of late have been looking more positive.

In addition to the launch of the Tron Mainnet, scheduled for three days time, other developments seem to indicate that the cryptocurrency is gaining traction.

On Friday, it was reported that Sun has made a bid to acquire peer-to-peer pioneer BitTorrent Inc. - best known for the popular file sharing client µTorrent. With Tron’s stated goal to “decentralize the web” and a market cap of $7.11bn according to CryptoCompare (total supply), this latest proposed acquisition will no doubt be a significant boon to the project as it aims to reach µTorrent's 100 million strong user base.