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EOS Blockchain Crash: Reasons and Consequences

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Every crypto person identifies EOS as The Biggest ICO project ever existed. After all, EOS bagged around $4 billion from its investors for the launch of its unique and unprecedented Mainnet. But since the Mainnet went live, EOS is known as the Big Let-down project by some critics and analysts. Every crypto enthusiast who once placed his trust in this ICO has had his fair share of disappointments ever since the Mainnet was launched. The famed blockchain halted transactions throughout its network on 16th June that resulted in a crash. The crash took place when the Mainnet had been live for merely 48 hours. In this article, we shall find out what caused the EOS blockchain halt and its result on the crypto space.

Crash Caused by an Identified Bug; Transactions Halted

At 9:56 UTC the reports started emerging regarding all activities getting paused while all the transactions got frozen throughout the EOS network. people who have been following EOS closely must’ve heard of all the technical issues which have deeply affected the EOS blockchain. Although, EOS team quickly identified the apple of discord and guaranteed their users that they’ve been alerted and working on a software fix to mend the situation. The EOS development team tied the problem to a bug which caused all their transactions coming to a standstill. In order to apply the fix to get rid of the bug, team EOS developers had to pause the EOS Mainnet. After some time of stopping Mainnet, EOS creators Block.one reported that the bug which caused all the issues was present in the code responsible for the handling of delayed transactions.

Controversy Regarding Centralisation:

Not too long ago, EOS was caught up in another heated issue regarding its centralization. Ever since its Mainnet launch, EOS has been acting as a magnet for such issues and controversies. In the very beginning, the Mainnet was checked for its vulnerabilities and the results by 360 Security came out as shocking. To solve its technical discrepancies and make up for its hype, EOS also launched a bug bounty in which a developer successfully made $120,000 in a week by reporting several technical problems and bugs present on the platform. Many pointed fingers towards EOS’ apparent centralization and called out its shortcomings as a decentralized project. People accused EOS of its centralization because they felt that some nodes hold the deciding and power factor within EOS blockchain.

Analyst’s Take on EOS Mainnet:

With these ongoing issues being raised and solved frequently, EOS has slowly become a blockchain project that makes people wary. But it’s not the only project which has been struggling since its launch. Analysts believe that the main reason behind EOS buggy platform lies in its expansion and vastness. Being one of the largest and most successful ICO which gathered unrivaled hype from the crypto community is barely 2-3 days old and still has a long way to go. In the meantime, it’s platform is getting ready and being perfected to be user-friendly, fast and of course secure for people who once trusted EOS with their money and their data. Furthermore, it’s really important to consider the crypto market’s situation before pointing fingers on just one blockchain project.

Will EOS be Able to Obliterate Competition?

Dubbed as the Ethereum killer throughout their ICO days, EOS has been named as the best of a successful Initial coin offering in the history of cryptocurrencies. Similar to Ethereum, EOS was created to be a platform for creating and launching decentralized applications or DApps. But the EOS team has long claimed to have triumphantly achieved the feature of interchain operability which Ethereum lacks. But it’s still too early for anyone to comment whether EOS will be able to compete with thousands of pre-existing DApps built on Ethereum or not.

Current Market Position

Due to Bitcoin’s dip, all cryptocurrencies are currently experiencing extreme bearish trends and are unable to shake off the negative sentiments lying in their way. Given the current situation, EOS is presently ranked as the 5th largest crypto in the world. According to the data on CoinMarketCap, the individual price of EOS is stuck at $10.33 which is decreasing at a negative trend of 3.56%. at the time of writing, the total market capitalization of EOS is close to $9.26 billion. Additionally, EOS is still under the process of transitioning to Mainnet at some exchanges hence, its 24-hour volume has reached to $463 million worth of EOS.

Final Thoughts:

Even after coming across several difficulties, EOS hasn’t backed down yet and their goal of becoming an Ethereum successor is still intact. Now it is up to their technical performance and community’s support that make things work out the way team EOS wants. At this point, we can only wait for the crypto markets to take a positive turn and see how EOS Mainnet performs in the future.

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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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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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