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Why buy Tron?
You may want to buy TRX if you want to:
Support the development of smart contract platforms
Invest in crypto assets that power scalable blockchains
Stake TRX to participate in the platform’s governance
Delegate TRX to nodes and start earning portions of the block rewards
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What is Tron (TRX)?
Tron bills itself as a smart contract platform that allows users to build and deploy decentralized applications. It also boasts a number of additional services such as a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, a sidechain protocol and the BitTorrent protocol for content sharing.
Tron also focuses part of its business model on decentralizing the entertainment industry by allowing content creators to make, share and record digital content using the Tron blockchain.
Tronix (TRX) is the name of the native token of the Tron ecosystem. This digital currency serves as the primary utility token for the network and is available to buy on many popular cryptocurrency exchanges.
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Who created Tron?
Tron was founded in 2017 by Justin Sun — a graduate of the Hupan University set up by Alibaba founder Jack Ma. The Tron Foundation managed the project's development until it was dissolved in 2021 and replaced by the Tron DAO.
The Tron DAO is a decentralized autonomous organization that offloads the key responsibilities of managing the protocol to its vibrant community. Following the change, TRX cryptocurrency gained additional utility as a governance token, allowing holders to vote on proposals that govern the direction of the protocol.
How is Tron used?
Tron is also popular among content creators, especially those in the gaming industry, for sharing and recording files without the fear of censorship that can occur on centralized platforms.
The project has also become one the largest stablecoin networks among all popular blockchains after the launch of its USDD stablecoin. This token is reportedly backed by crypto assets held in the Tron DAO Reserve. Justin Sun stated the digital assets held within the Tron DAO Reserve back the number of USDD stablecoins in circulation by more than 280%.
What makes Tron unique?
The wide range of services that exist within the Tron ecosystem make it unique compared to other blockchain projects. The support of decentralized applications, specifically those focused on digital content creation, is also another feather in the project's cap. Additionally, its high profile acquisition of the BitTorrent protocol in 2019 introduced crypto to millions of new users to crypto through its BitTorrent (BTT) token.
Why buy Tron with Kraken?
With more than a decade of experience, Kraken has established itself as a pillar of the cryptocurrency industry. While we have grown to now offer over 200 cryptocurrencies, we remain one of the best places to buy TRX.
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How to buy Tron with a credit card or bank account on the Kraken app
The official Kraken app is the perfect way for you to conveniently buy or sell TRX from the palm of your hand. You can buy Tron from anywhere as soon as you:
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How much TRX can I buy with Kraken?
You can buy Tron on Kraken with as little as $10 since each TRX is divisible into smaller units. While you do not need to execute larger orders, Kraken’s advanced price discovery and execution technology helps offer some of the best rates of any cryptocurrency exchange.
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Dollar cost averaging is a popular strategy that allows you to invest in an asset at regular time intervals using fiat currencies (cash) and other payment methods like a bank transfer, regardless of its price. This sort of recurring buy strategy is designed to help build wealth over time while minimizing the impact of unpredictable price changes.
How to keep your TRX investment safe
Kraken works hard to protect your TRX
When you buy Tron with Kraken, your crypto is automatically stored in our hot wallet — an accessible but highly secure place to keep your TRX safe.
Kraken allows you to hold your own Tron
Our rigorous security standards ensure that our users’ crypto is always safe on our platform. However, if you want to hold or transfer your Tron, Kraken allows you to take full custody of your TRX in the wallet of your choice, unlike many other fintech services. Tron can easily be stored on hardware wallets, web, or mobile wallets.
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