Tron (TRX) provides guide to token migration as its Independence Day approaches
Tron (TRX) is getting ready for the token migration which is just around the corner. So, the Tron foundation recently shared all the important guidelines regarding the migration.
The token migration is important because currently, the token the TRX holders have are ERC20 tokens — created on the Ethereum network. As Tron has already moved to its independent MainNet, the tokens are not compatible with their new platform. This migration from the ERC20 to TRON20 will make it completely independent. At any of the participating exchanges, holders will be able to swap their ERC20 TRX for TRON20.
The guidelines mentioned that it will be a 1:1 swap and it will not be affecting any of the holder’s balance. The amount users will out on the exchange for migration, they’ll get back exactly the same after it is completed. For now, there are 30 exchanges that are supporting the TRX token migration that is scheduled to happen on June 24th at 0:00 AM (GMT +8).
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All exchanges have their own timelines as to until when they will be accepting deposits for the June 24 token migration. So, holders need to check the exchange deadline for depositing the tokens. On June 24 at 0:00 AM (GMT+8) the exchanges will start the snapshots of the token balance. Until the process is complete, both deposits and withdrawals with be suspended. On June 26 (GMT+8) deposits and withdrawals will start again. During this period, TRX trading will not be affected.
In case, users fail to exchange the tokens before June 24, Binance will continue to offer coin swapping for TRX tokens. Token holders can just transfer ERC20 Tron tokens to Binance and the process will be completed by them. For now, this service is being offered only by Binance. After the token swap completes, the users may keep their new TRX coins on the exchange or move them to the Tron wallet, or to any other device used for token storage.
Things to know about the new tokens
As soon as the migration ends, there will be Super Representative Election. One needs to move their new TRX coins to the Tron Wallet to use them as the power to vote. It is also to be noted that after the token swapping the token will no longer be ERC20 compatible. One may lose their Tron coins if they try to move them to an ERC20 wallet. In case, a user fails to withdraw the funds in time, the user can contact the Tron token holder support submitting a request for withdrawal. The support system will be available only till December 31, 2018, Singapore time.
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