TRON Has a Record-Setting Month
TRON now ranks third among all public chains by TVL at $6.17 billion, following closely behind Ethereum and BNB Chain.
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TRON celebrated a record month of May, achieving multiple massive milestones in a few short weeks. Including USDD, the collateralized decentralized stablecoin on TRON, making it onto CoinMarketCap’s top 100 only 16 days after its May 5 launch. As of Wednesday, June 1, USDD has reached a new milestone with over $667 million in circulating supply burning over 8 billion TRX along the way.
TRON Rises to the Top Three Public Chains by TVL
TRON now ranks third among all public chains by TVL at $6.17 billion, following closely behind Ethereum and BNB Chain, according to data provided by DefiLlama, one of the largest TVL aggregators for DeFi. As of Thursday, May 26, TRX has surpassed AVAX to become number 13 in overall market cap at nearly $8 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.
According to CoinMetrics on Sunday, May 29, TRON has also ranked first in the number of active addresses compared to BTC, ETH, XRP, LINK, XLM, BNB, DOGE, MANA, ADA, QNT, LTC, DOT, ZEC, EOS, NEO, 1INCH, AAVE and QNT.
TRX has been gaining momentous backing from major asset management companies lately, including Fireblocks, a leading global digital asset and crypto infrastructure platform, which announced its support for TRX and all TRC-20 tokens of the TRON blockchain on its institutionally-focused digital asset platform last week. This announcement follows Crypto Finance, a subsidiary of Deutsche Börse, who announced its support for TRX storage, custody, and trading, making TRX available to the entire Deutsche Börse network.
In terms of stablecoin development, the TRON DAO Reserve has onboarded multiple premier blockchain institutions such as Alameda Research, Amber Group, Poloniex, Ankr, Mirana, Multichain, FalconX, and most recently TPS Capital as Members and Whitelisted Institutions to mint USDD, with more names to be announced in the coming weeks.
USDD is already trading on popular lending platforms, decentralized exchanges, and centralized exchanges, such as JustLend, SunSwap, PancakeSwap, Ellipsis, Uniswap, Curve, Poloniex, Huobi Global, KuCoin, Gate.io, LBank, Bibox, Bitget Global, and KyberSwap. On Thursday, May 26 at 10 a.m. UTC, Bybit, one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency exchanges with over 6 million registered users, listed USDD under a special launch. As part of the launch, Bybit has announced a two-part event with a prize pool of 400,000 USDD. TRON is proud to have supported over 122 million USDD in liquidity pools as of May 25.
H.E. Justin Sun, Founder of TRON, said:
“TRON’s meteoric rise to the world’s top three public chains by TVL can be attributed to its sustained efforts to foster growth across the entire ecosystem. USDD has reached 667 million in circulation, Season 2 of the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 is underway with prominent partners and judges from across the industry, and there is explosive growth across the entire ecosystem. Ever since becoming a DAO, the TRON community has kept on BUIDLing.”
Stablecoins have long been a crucial component of the DeFi market, and TRON has been devoting considerable resources to it for several years. From forging strong relationships with issuance platforms like Tether and Circle to establishing the TRON DAO Reserve and launching USDD based on the TRON platform, TRON has built a robust stablecoin armada that includes USDT, USDJ, TUSD, USDC, and USDD.
TRON has also recently commemorated the highly anticipated Season 2 of the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 on Monday, May 16, with a wave of applicants. That same week, TRON DAO announced the launch of a $10 million incentive fund program taking into account the recent events to support Terra developers migrating to the TRON ecosystem. TRX is also confirmed to be listed on DMM Bitcoin soon, a top 2 crypto exchange in Japan.
Since it transitioned to a DAO in December 2021, TRON has evolved into one of the largest blockchain ecosystems in the world. With its on-chain asset value reaching $54.4 billion, it is now one of the most active settlement layers boasting an exceptional lineup in DeFi, NFT, GameFi, cross-chain connectivity, and stablecoins, accommodating over 95 million on-chain users with 3.2 billion transactions processed on its network.
TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years. As of May 2022, it has over 95 million total user accounts on the blockchain, more than 3.2 billion total transactions, and over $12 billion in total value locked (TVL), as reported on TRONSCAN.