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Barely Two Days after EOS Mainnet Launch and the Network Hits a Roadblock

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EOS has an estimated market capitalization of $9.235 billion making it the 5th largest cryptocurrency according to data from CoinMarketCap. Created and managed by Block.one (an open source software publishing organization) this Blockchain and cryptocurrency project boasts of having one of the biggest ICO events ever. EOS managed over $4 bln in its recently completed ICO, building up a  hype about the coin that led up to the launch of its Mainnet last week.

However, after the 15 percent, positive vote threshold was achieved, validating the EOS Mainnet Blockchain network on June 14th, the Mainnet gravy train hit an unexpected roadblock that was first reported by Block Producers (BP) on the new EOS Mainnet Blockchain network. The network freeze came about only after 48 hours of the Mainnet going live. Multiple reports indicated that the EOS Mainnet had paused while Block Producers (equivalent to miner on Bitcoin’s network) worked with standby nodes to fix the problem.

What caused the freeze?

Although the Mainnet launch was proceeding as expected with over 21 Block Producers getting voted into the Mainnet, various reports from Block Producers indicated error messages and frozen chains while processing new blocks to the network.

One of the main Blockchain Producers by the name of EOSUK, posted a tweet indicating various BPs with unresponsive Application Programming Interfaces(APIs). According to EOSUK, a DDoS attack on the network could have been a probable cause.

However, in about an hour after the freeze, ‘Top 21 Block Producers’ and standby nodes were able to respond with a status update on Steemit indicating a “method to unpause the chain.” This method, they claimed, had been formulated and was “currently underway” at the time.

According to the Mainnet Status page on Telegram, a patch had been released with ongoing verification by Block Producers and standby nodes. Eventually, the Mainnet freezing problem was solved even as the network remained unavailable to the public.

At the moment, reports indicate that Block.one is currently at work on a software patch that will help BPs upgrade their nodes and fix the problem so as to reopen the network to the public.

How has EOS performed with these developments?

Well, even after a couple of hours of the EOS Mainnet network launching, the expected spike in price was not seen as much. Furthermore, the freeze on the network introduced concerns among the EOS community but the market responded only mildly with a steady drop in EOS’ price.

All throughout last week, however, the overall market has been fluctuating with a steady decline and EOS’ price has been no exception. EOS’s price currently sits around the $10 mark with a decline in value by about 3% in the last 24 hours.

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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