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EOS, TRON (TRX), and Litecoin (LTC) Updates

The cryptocurrency market is trading mostly in the red this Friday morning. Most coins in the top 10 cryptocurrencies are either just above the percentage gains threshold or just below. EOS and TRON (TRX) are currently in the green, but Litecoin (LTC) is trading down.

Let’s take a closer look at these projects and their latest movements.

EOS

Recently, the official ‘EOS’ Twitter name was changed to Block.one. Block.one is the blockchain-based company that formed EOS. The company must be taking bets that most people truly interested in EOS know about Block.one, but I’m sure those new to the crypto community might get a bit confused.

However, in 2018 it seems the diehard crypto-loyalists are the only ones who have stuck around since the crypto rise and fall in January.

Recently, Block.one announced the location and date of the EOS Global Hackathon Grand Finale.

The grand finale will be held on December 7th, in Cape Town, South Africa.

>> EOS Gambling Platforms Hacked

TRON (TRX)

There has been lots of movement over at the TRON Foundation as of late. Since it acquired BitTorrent, the companies have formed a new web-based torrent streaming client called μTorrent.

It seems μTorrent Web currently has over one million active users already and the company announced that BitTorrent Web will be live soon. In addition to its BitTorrent movement, TRON has been expanding on exchanges.

On Bitfinex, users can now trade for TRX with JPY, GBP, and the EUR—making it far more accessible to those around the globe.

Litecoin (LTC)

Litecoin will be celebrating its seventh birthday coming up on October 13th. That same day, LTC will be added to Gemini’s exchange.

In mid-September, LTC was added to the Canadian exchange Coinut. Later this month, Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee will be attending and speaking at the World Crypto Conference in Las Vegas.

Tickets are still available for purchase if you would like to meet him in person.

EOS, TRON (TRX), and Litecoin (LTC) Price Movement

According to CoinMarketCap, EOS is currently trading at $5.74 a coin, up 0.99% in 24 hours. EOS still remains the fifth largest cryptocurrency by its total market cap.

TRX is currently trading at $0.0231 a coin, up 5.20% in 24 hours. TRON is currently the 12th largest cryptocurrency by its total market cap.

According to CoinMarketCap, LTC is currently trading at $58.18 a coin, down -0.59% in 24 hours. Litecoin remains the seventh largest cryptocurrency by its total market cap.

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Ripple (XRP), EOS, Litecoin (LTC)

The cryptocurrency market is trending upwards today as most coins within the top 100 are currently trading in the green. Bitcoin (BTC) is currently trading over $6,600 and Ethereum (ETH) is just below the $300 mark.

Let’s take a closer look at Ripple (XRP), EOS, and Litecoin (LTC) today and the latest movements with each of these projects.

Ripple (XRP)

Ripple has been making steady moves with its xRapid product lately.

xRapid is Ripple’s product geared towards financial institutions, that is powered by XRP. Just recently, Ripple signed partnerships with three crypto exchanges to make them preferred exchanges for the US dollar, Mexican Pesos, and Philline Pesos.

At press time, XRP is trading at $0.337 a coin, up 2.56%, in 24 hours. Ripple remains the third largest cryptocurrency by its total market cap.

>> Ripple’s Bittrex Partnership

EOS

Block.one, the company that invented EOS, is in the middle of their global hackathon. The EOS hackathon is a competition incentivizing developers to build dApps on the EOS platform for cash prizes.

The Beijing hackathon and Sydney hackathon have already been completed and the two other locations for the upcoming hackathons have been announced. The grand finale location and date has yet to be announced.

The next EOS hackathon will take place in London, on Sept 22nd and 23rd and the fourth hackathon in San Francisco will be held on November 10th and 11th. Exact locations of these events are TBD.

At press time, EOS is currently trading at $5.03 a coin, up 5.32%.

Litecoin (LTC)

There hasn’t been any major news regarding Litecoin this week, but last week, ItBit announced that it would be trading LTC soon.

ItBit is a digital currency trading platform that is regulated by the NYDFS. This is expected to drive up the price of the cryptocurrency.

Also, the first Litecoin Summit will be taking place in 22 days on September 14th and 15th. Tickets are still on sale and it will be held at the South San Francisco Conference Center, in San Francisco, California.

At press time, LTC is trading at $75.61 a coin, up 4.36%, in 24 hours.

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EOS Hackathon Results | The First Competition Ends with a Bang

The first EOS Hackathon results are in! The Hong Kong Hackathon is over, and the prizes have been awarded. Who took home the top prize?

The EOS Hackathon will be ongoing throughout this year, culminating in the grand finale on December 8th, 2018. The Hackathon consists of four events leading up to the fifth and final grand finale event. At each event, teams are competing to come up with the best EOS dApp. Those with the best dApps are invited to compete on December 8th in a final pitch competition.

The first Hackathon happened over the weekend in Hong Kong, and EOS has released the results. There was a total of 90 teams participating and $144,000 USD awarded.

Each event leading up to the final pitch competition offers a unique challenge for the teams to build their brand new dApp around. The Hong Kong Hackathon challenge was to build a new dApp that could be scaled for mainstream adoption. The dApps would need to have real-world use cases and would have to use the EOS code.

EOS Hackathon Results

The first installation of the Hackathon in Hong Kong had over 350 participants making up more than 90 teams.

The top prize of $100,000 USD was awarded to IDPASS, who hacked together a dApp that wants to provide identification documents to global citizens with no formal identification. This is to help those citizens build a trusted ID over time, one that is private, recoverable, and completely under their control.

One of the members of IDPASS, Paul Wehner, said, “Our aim is to keep building IDPASS as an open-source project and to collaborate with humanitarian agencies to bring healthcare, educational, financial and legal services to the undocumented.”

Blockflare took home second prize, which was $25,000 USD. Blockflare, a decentralized anti-DDos platform, works on DDoS mitigation via the team’s new proof-of-work and Tor routing protocol.

Third place was given to Ducatur, who received $10,000 USD. Ducator wants to build the first decentralized exchange for EOS and Ether that is as fast as Binance.

There were also three title prizes given away to the teams that showed the Best Social Impact, Best User Experience, and Best Social Media Post.

Best Social Impact was awarded to Smart Cities Steroids, who won $3,000 USD for their efforts. Smart Cities Steroids, a project looking to create transparency and accountability in the public tender systems in ‘smart cities’ in India, has also been invited to the final pitch competition on December 8th.

Best User Experience was awarded to Warranteas, and Best Social Media Post was given to Shabaz Ahmed, each winning $3,000 USD.

EOS Price

EOS is currently selling for $10.77, which puts the coin down 1.74% in the past 24 hours.

EOS Hackathon Results
Source: CoinMarketCap

The next EOS Hackathon is happening on August 4th and 5th in Sydney, Australia.

Are you happy with these EOS Hackathon results?

>> EOS Bugs Pay for Themselves: 11 Bugs Found, Nearly $120K Paid

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EOS Hackathon | Are You Ready to Start Pitching?

The EOS Hackathon is fast approaching. Are you ready for the biggest blockchain competition to hit the world? Five locations, plenty of prizes, and one ultimate winner – let’s do this!

The EOS Hackathon

The EOS Hackathon gives you a chance to build a brand new dApp. Obviously, because this is an EOS competition, the dApp will have to be built on the EOS blockchain. Teams must start from scratch, building their dApp over the course of the competition.

The Hackathon website describes it as “a first-of-its-kind event in the world of blockchain, and serves Block.one’s goal of supporting of [sic] a decentralized global community from the ground up.”

All hackers, business leaders, product developers, and marketers are welcome to join and create “a new wave of blockchain dApps that secure life, liberty, and property.”

Participants will be competing against one another to make it all the way to the end. Four separate events will be held first, and three winners will be chosen from each of these to go to the final event, the Grand Finale. The Grand Finale will consist of a final pitch competition, along with demonstrations of all final teams’ dApps.

At each of the four individual events, there will be a series of challenges teams will be competing in to be selected to move into the finale.

Teams can consist of up to five people. The teams will completely own anything they build at the EOS Hackathon and may do whatever they want with their new dApp, regardless of if they win or not.

The Prizes

Whichever team wins the final pitch competition will win $500,000, plus they’ll earn a chance to meet Block.one and EOS VC for a one-on-one session.

At each of the first four events, a first, second, and third place team will be chosen and awarded with travel to the final event plus a cash prize of $100,000, $25,000, and $10,000, respectively. The travel is given to each team member, with the cash to be split amongst them.

Three lucky runner-ups from each of the first four events will receive $3,000.

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The Judging

At each event, teams will be judged on the premise of four concepts, for a total of five points each. Each judge gives a team a score out of 20, with the team’s final score being an average of all the judge’s scores.

The first concept is how well the team utilizes the EOS blockchain technology, and how well suited the concept of the product actually is for blockchain in general.

Teams will also be judged on creativity – how innovative was their solution to the challenge presented at the competition?

Impact is another factor. Will the dApp have real-world uses and will it have a valuable impact on the world?

The final judging point is scalability. How much can the dApp grow?

Judges will consist of EOS team members, such as CEO Brendan Blumer and CTO Dan Larimer, and other blockchain community members.

The Locations

The first EOS Hackathon event is happening this Saturday, in Hong Kong. The event will take place from June 9th to June 10th.

On August 4th and August 5th, the Hackathon will be in Sydney, Australia, and on September 22nd and September 23rd, the event will be held in London, England. The last individual event will be happening on November 10th and November 11th, but the location has yet to be announced.

The Grand Finale event will be held on December 8th, at a yet-to-be-announced location.

So, friends, start hacking!

>> EOS Bugs Pay for Themselves: 11 Bugs Found, Nearly $120K Paid

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