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IOTA (MIOTA): IOTA and the Economy of Things

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Currently holding the 9th place on the global coin ranking list, expelling TRON and taking over the spot previously held by this digital coin, with constant increases in price, IOTA is promising to establish a reputation of reliable digital currency with bright future. There is a lot to thank IOTA’s advanced technology and focus on the Economy of Things, which might be the reason this coin is progressing promptly.

The Economy of Things

IOTA was made and launched to support the economy of Things, which is established through a network of devices better known as the Internet of Things. To explain the purpose behind IOTA and policy behind this currency, we first need to reflect on this term as an essential part of IOTA and its community.

The Internet of Things is a network that merges different physical devices that are connected with previously enabled connectivity in the form of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and various applications that make connecting and interference between two or several devices possible. The network can support any device, vehicle or appliance that is enabled to share information and exchange data through a connection. The purpose of this network is to support different actions and tasks to make those same actions more economic and those same tasks easily manageable with no or minimal human interference, that way building a virtual network that reflects the world of physical, inevitably merging those two worlds into creating a more productive environment. By making specific tasks easily manageable by devices through the Internet of Things and having minimal or no human interference involved at all, more economical and cost-effective ways of completing tasks and even doing business are being established.

The Internet of Things, or otherwise known as IoT, conditioned the Economy of Things and the Economy of things consequently conditioned the existence of IOTA. The Economy of Things represents the market within the Internet of Things and also serves business ventures done through this network. IOTA was then made for the purpose of making payments and transactions done between the devices within the Internet of Things possible. But, the goal was not only enabling transactions through this network – it was instead a goal of making transactions decentralized and completely transparent for users who are participating in business-2-business model where there are no third parties involved, and there are no transaction fees applicable during the processing of various transactions.

What makes IOTA innovative besides from supporting a new way of doing business per the semi-physical virtual economy market, is technology this coin uses. Instead of using blockchains to support decentralization, IOTA users have decided to design this coin by creating block-less ledger which would contribute to having a lightweight coin with maximal scalability.

That block-less environment was called Tangle. Thanks to tangle, users can make transactions via scalable, a lightweight block-less environment that is designed to create a decentralized value that is not decoupled but instinct part of the environment, unlike Bitcoin technology and blockchain environment other coins are using. This way, IOTA is creating a peer-to-peer network that can be regulated on its own, also making it decentralized for secure and prompt real-time transactions with no fees, with full security and increased scalability.

Where is IOTA at Now?

If it is to judge this year by the first couple of weeks of January 2018 will be the year IOTA will most probably “go to the moon” as Dogecoin users like to say when they are referring to having increased prices of their favorite coin. IOTA experienced a pretty neat increase in value, going nearly for 10% up, leading to the price of 3.96$ per one IOTA coin.

This digital currency has managed to join the team of top ten best coins by global coin ranking list, taking the ninth place which belonged to TRON only a couple of weeks ago, making IOTA look like the next promising coin going rough on its competition. The general interest for this coin is probably growing simultaneously with the growing popularity of the Internet of Things as people slowly realize that there are more economical and cost-effective business models and ways of doing business more promptly, proficiently and efficiently.

The total market cap of IOTA is currently an incredible 11 billion dollars, while there are 2.7 billion IOTA coins in circulation. Thanks to the innovative technology that proves that decentralized platforms and currencies can be made even without using blockchains as the base technology, this digital currency is promptly working its way up to the top.

If you add the fact that this coin was made to support the Economy of Things which might be the next great model of doing business, it seems like IOTA has it all figured out, for now, provoking predictions of having this coin one of the top coins by the end of the year 2018. But, when it comes to coin market you must never be confident in the stability of any digital currency – just remember that TRON was where IOTA was now on the global coin ranking list only a couple of weeks ago.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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