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  • The prominent Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen believes the most interesting thing this year will be built on Ethereum, Tron CEO Justin Sun disagrees

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Gavin Andresen, the famous IT engineer that took part in developing Bitcoin products back in 2010, believes that so far the most interesting things in the crypto industry (for the last two years) have been built on Ethereum.

In 2020 he expects the most interesting thing to be powered by Ethereum too. However, the Tron chief Justin Sun disagrees and invites Andresen to chat on ‘how to build something amazing on Tron’.

Betting on Ethereum again

Gavin Andresen seems to believe that Ethereum is the best platform for dApps. In his tweet, he stated that in 2017 the most interesting thing in crypto was CryptoKitties and and 2018 it was PoolTogether. Both of them are built on Ethereum.

This year, he says, it will be the same, making a bet on Vitalik Buterin’s platform.

A Bitcoin activist Udi Wertheimer suggests Andresen should consider Tron as a basis for something interesting in the crypto sphere as well.

Justin Sun offers Andresen to chat about dApps

The chief executive of Tron, Justin Sun, joined the discussion. He stated that Tron is now platform number 1 for dApps. Sun offered Gavin Andresen to chat about Tron and how to ‘build something amazing’ on it.

Earlier, Justin Sun posted a tweet, saying that as per Dapp.com, four out of five top dApps on its list are powered by Tron.

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Tron dApps on the Dapp.com rating list

Dapp.com shows that these dApps are WINk, BETFURY (both are to do with betting) and the Poloni DEX exchange (the former TRXMarket dex). Number one dApp on this list is DLive. So far it is based on the LINO chain but recently, Justin Sun announced that DLive is now migrating to Tron.

dApps Tron
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Tron has been competing with Ethereum and EOS for the last two years, after both Tron and EOS jumped off Ethereum to their own mainnets.

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  • It is the first day of the month and Ripple has released one billion XRP from its escrow wallet. The community traditionally expects a price drop after such massive dumps

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It is the first day of another month – this means that Ripple has lavishly thrown XRP from its escrow wallet – one billion coins. Since the start of 2020, this monthly dragon-sized amount was withdrawn in two portions of 500 mln XRP each.

XRP escrow
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While the XRP price is in the green zone, trading at $0.173095 on CoinMarketCap, the comments under the tweets about the XRP release signify that the community is either indifferent (having got used to these releases already) or is expecting another price drop in the short term.

In January 2018, XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency, reached an all-time high of nearly $3. Since then, XRP has been light years away from the ATH.

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Many skeptics say that the XRP price is not going to rise even in the long term, mocking those who remain faithful, holding bags of the coin.

As earlier reported by U.Today, many in the community believe that regular XRP releases made by Ripple prevent the price from rising and reaching at least $1. In 2019, a petition was set up on Change.org by crypto influencer ‘Crypto_Bitlord’ who wanted Ripple to stop dumping XRP.

Curiously, later on, another petition appeared on the same platform, requesting Ripple to accelerate the release of XRP in order to increase the coin’s adoption, which would assumingly lead to a massive price surge.

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