There’s a new cryptocurrency exchange platform specialized in TRC20 tokens (which are based on Tron’s blockchain). It’s called GOC, and it’s already online. It’s the first Tron-based decentralized exchange supporting TRC10 and TRC20 tokens.
The new platform launched on the 3rd of this month. It will allow users to exchange Tronix-based tokens paired against TRX. It also allows users to create their own tokens. This means that when TRC20 initial coin offerings become a thing, as ETH20 ICOs became in the Ethereum network, GOC will probably be the place that will hold them.
Tronscan, which is a website that functions as something of a control panel for Tron accounts, included a decentralized exchange system for the same kind of tokens in the beginning but those tokens have been slowly moving from Tronscan to GOC, so it’s expected that the latter will end up being the “official” Tron-token platform sooner rather than later.
The new website is very friendly but it charges transaction fees (0.2%), and that could open the way for the new Tron-based trading platform to appear in the market in the next few months. On the other hand, GOC has no limits on the number of tokens you can trade in any given session, which is an advantage and allows for all these new tokens to be traded in higher values.
Some airdrops are on the menu, and they will start happening soon. Stay tuned in our website to find out the correct dates.
Breaking news! GOC the first ever #decentralized exchange of #TRC20 token is about coming online at 06:00 Dec 6 (UTC-8). And its platform token #GOC will also be launched at the same time. The new chapter of #TRON ecosystem will soon be unfolded at that very moment. #TRX #BTC pic.twitter.com/AQRUdfkIxt
— GOC Foundation (@GOC_Foundation) December 6, 2018
GOC is already listed by Cobo Wallet which is a mobile wallet designed to manage cryptocurrencies. It serves both institutional and retail clients. MathWallet is also supporting the DEX. It supports the TronLink plugin wallet just as Tronscan, which is probably the easier wallet to use since it’s just a free chrome extension you can use in any operating system to keep track of your TRX and other TRC20 tokens.
This development is important for Tron in particular and the cryptosphere in general because it’s another direct challenge to one of Ethereum’s strengths. As you probably know, Tron started as a project running on Ethereum’s network, where it stayed for half a year until it developed and launched its new main net.
Ever since it became an independent blockchain, it’s proven to perform way better than Ethereum in terms of speed, and also way cheaper because it doesn’t charge for gas (you do have to pay for energy and bandwidth, but that’s another story, and they’re relatively cheap). This has created the perception that Tron will end up being too attractive to current Ethereum users and developers to ignore, and that many of them will migrate their projects en masse. Justin Sun in person has expressed his interest to welcome the ETH refugees into Tron.
And now, with the new GOC online, that seems only more likely.
It’s an exciting time to watch Tron grow and develop as new things, and project come online every month, the platform keeps expanding and, slowly but surely, new decentralized applications are starting to appear in Tron’s network.
Last but not least, the token’s value is growing when compared to the rest of the market. Tron is already 10th by market capitalization, and it’s been quite solid as the bearish run has protracted for almost a year now. It overtook Cardano and Monero to reach the tenth spot, and its capitalization was as high as 1.01 billion only a few days ago.
Image courtesy of Pixabay.