Tron Trolls Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin, Pro-Crypto Commissioner Pushes Bitcoin ETF, and Binance Reveals $100,000 Listing Fee
Tron and Ethereum
Tron CEO Justin Sun is thanking Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin for an old tweet from back in October of 2017.
In the latest series of jabs between the two crypto creators, Sun playfully poked Buterin for praising BitTorrent as a prime example of a truly successful decentralized application.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) February 9, 2019
Tron bought BitTorrent last summer for $140 million.
Hester Peirce Pushes Fellow SEC Commissioners
In a new speech on innovation and entrepreneurship at University of Missouri School of Law, the SEC’s Hester Peirce says her fellow Commissioners owe investors the opportunity to invest in a Bitcoin ETF.
“There is also great interest in exchange-traded products based on bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. As I have mentioned in the past, I am concerned that our approach with respect to such products borders on merit-based regulation, which means that we are substituting our own judgment for that of potential investors in these products.
We rightfully fault investors for jumping blindly at anything labeled crypto, but at times we seem to be equally impulsive in running away from anything labeled crypto. We owe it to investors to be careful, but we also owe it to them not to define their investment universe with our preferences.”
You can check out the full speech here.
Binance CEO Unveils Listing Fee on Binance DEX
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao says the company’s new decentralized exchange Binance DEX will charge a hefty listing fee. In a recent ask-me-anything on Periscope, CZ says the initial fee to list a coin will cost around $100,000 to “reduce the number of spam or scam projects.”
Binance DEX is set to launch in the next week or two.
— Binance (@binance) February 7, 2019