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TRON Foundation announces ambitious $20 million TRX buyback TRON Foundation announces ambitious $20 million TRX buyback

TRON Foundation announces ambitious $20 million TRX buyback

The TRON Foundation announced a $20 million TRX buyback, one of the biggest in the industry to date.

TRON Foundation announces ambitious $20 million TRX buyback

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The TRON Foundation announced a $20 million TRX buyback, one of the biggest in the industry to date.

A $20 million repurchase plan

As part of TRONโ€™s first โ€œindependence dayโ€ anniversary celebrationโ€”the day when the Foundation completed the TRX token swap from the Ethereum blockchain to its ownโ€”CEO Justin Sun held a live stream where he revealed one of the most ambitious token buybacks in the industry.

Justin Sun TRX buyback announcement

Over the next year, the TRON Foundation plans to spend $20 million repurchasing TRX in different batches in the secondary market at market prices. Even though the Foundationโ€™s token holdings will be unlocked on Jan. 1, 2020, the non-profit organization has โ€œno specific plansโ€ on what to do with them and claim they will actually โ€œcontinue to add more TRX to its holding.โ€

As part of last yearโ€™s migration to its own protol, 1 billion tokens worth $50 million, at the time, were burned to honor the event. Now, the TRON Foundation controls of 32.79 percent of the total supply of 99.4 billion TRXโ€”worth over $1.2 billion at current prices.

The token buyback and the Foundationโ€™s statements on adding TRX to its reserves are likely to address concerns around its control over the token supply. Considering the size of the Foundationโ€™s reserves, there is a risk of falling token prices should the organization choose to convert its holdings into fiat.

Nonetheless, TRON advertises that it has made substantial progress, as evidenced by its bimonthly mainnet upgrades. So far TRON has added more than 500 dApps over the last year, mainly around gaming, to its platform with an average daily transaction volume of $15 million.

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