TRON’s BitTorrent Token (BTT) up an Incredible 569% Since Last Week’s Launch

On Monday (February 4th), a day after getting listed on cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin, TRON's BitTorrent Token (BTT) continued its highly impressive run since its first public sale on Binance Launchpad last Monday (January 28th), going up almost 50% against Binance Coin (BNB) in the past 24-hour period alone.

On January 18th, cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced that its token launch platform, Binance Launchpad, would be exclusively offering TRON's BitTorrent Token (BTT) for the first time on January 28th starting at 15:00 UTC. Binance's blog post also mentioned that the BitTorrent Token sale would "run in two simultaneous sessions: one for purchases using Binance Coin (BNB) and another for purchases using TRON (TRX)," with 23.76 billion BTT for sale in the former and 35.64 billion BTT for sale in the latter. We were told that each BitTorrent Token would cost approximately US$ 0.00012, and that we would only find out the exact price on the day of the sale.

Last Monday (January 28th), as reported here, the public sale of TRON's BitTorrent Token (BTT) on Binance Launchpad ended in less than 15 minutes, with 59.4 million tokens sold in under 15 minutes. Each BTT was priced at 0.00001824 BNB or 0.00447261 TRX. This is how Justin Sun, TRON Foundation's CEO announced the results of the sale:

Two days later, Binance announced that it had listed BTT:

 

Examples of major cryptocurrency exchanges that have listed BTT in recent days are Upbit (January 31st), OKEx (February 1st), KuCoin (February 3rd). According to a blog post by BitTorrent, other exchanges listing BTT are Cointiger,  Bitbns, and TRX Market.

According to CryptoCompare, at press time, BTT is trading at 0.0001221 BNB, up 43.29% in the past 24-hour period. Here is the one-day chart:

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Since we know that the launch price for BTT on the day of its launch (January 28th) was 0.00001824 BNB, this means that in the past one week, BTT has gone up an incredible 569%. 

Featured Image Courtesy of BitTorrent 

Opera Launches Blockchain, Cryptocurrency-Ready Browser for iOS

Opera Ltd., the company behind the Opera browser, has recently launched a new blockchain and cryptocurrency-ready browser for iOS, following the company’s addition of a built-in cryptocurrency wallet to its Android and PC browsers.

According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, the company’s Opera Touch browser for iOS features “crypto wallet integration and Web 3 support,” meaning users can interact with blockchain-based applications through it, as if they were using an extension like MetaMask. The company hinted at the move in March of this year.

The company touts it now offers browsers supporting blockchain-based applications and with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet in various operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS, allowing users to “seamlessly interact with the next generation of Web 3 applications.”

Currently, the browser only supports ERC-20 tokens, stablecoins, and non-fungible tokens, although the company has revealed earlier this year it’s looking to add support for TRON and multiple other blockchains within a  year.

Charles Hamel, Opera’s head of crypto, stated:

We believe that all modern browsers should integrate a crypto wallet. This will enable new business models to emerge on the web. Opera is the first browser to make using crypto on the Web seamless and easy. Following a strong demand from the crypto-community, we are now making this experience available on iOS.

In the press release the company added it believes the “web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow,” with cryptocurrencies being at its forefront. Along with the iOS release, the company announced it partnered with a decentralized-application (dApp) called Marble.Cards, which allows users to turn unique web pages into collectible cards on the blockchain, each being a non-fungible token.

The Opera touch browser itself has a user interface built to let users use large phone screens with ease, as it shifts the navigation towards the bottom of the screen and adds features that make it easy to share pages across devices.

Opera’s main Android browser is also its cryptocurrency-ready browser for the operating system, and it has made it easier for users to buy cryptocurrencies directly from their mobile phones.