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IOTA (MIOTA) Boldly Developing with Volkswagen

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IOTA represents one of the most unique assets in the market mostly due to its revolutionary blockless blockchain inspired system called Tangle. Thanks to this unique blockless technology, IOTA is able to showcase all the potential contained in the Internet of Things, promoting IoT as the economic ecosystem of the future.

Although being a pioneer in the mass adoption of digital assets and block technology with having the first crypto charging station for electric vehicles that went live months ago in the Netherlands, MIOTA seems to be having a rough time in the market for the past two months.

Despite the recent drops and the rough time in the market, IOTA seems to be doing great in the terms of taking steps towards further technological improvements, while presenting one of their most recent achievements that came out as a product of IOTA Foundation/Volkswagen partnership – autonomous cars.

IOTA and Volkswagen Present Autonomous Cars

Volkswagen partnership that IOTA has acquired not that long ago maybe stands for one of the strategic moves of the IOTA Foundation that could be marked as crucial for the further integration of Tangle into the real-life purpose.

Volkswagen has recognized a great potential in IOTA’s Tangle, given the fact that MIOTA’s network is based upon DAG, which allows this network to function without the need of blocks or miners.

Volkswagen and IOTA have most recently announced that they will be demonstrating Proof-of-Concept, otherwise known as PoC or even as Proof of Protocol, in order to demonstrate the power of this protocol.

The purpose of PoC on this occasion will be focused on enabling autonomous cars as powered by the network Tangle.

The live demonstration was held at Cebit Expo which was held in Germany a couple of days ago, where Proof of Concept by IOTA’s Tangle showed to be an efficient model for enabling the concept of connected cars with available smart apps that run on a blockless solution as provided by IOTA.

The demonstration showed as truly a success, so Volkswagen stated that they are very positive about using IOTA’s technology in order to create smart autonomous carts that are connected to the Internet of Things.

Volkswagen further added that they will be working with IOTA in order to bring the smart car economy to life, where it is expected to have approximately 250 million vehicles that are to be connected through this process in the course of the next two years.

More from IOTA and Volkswagen

Besides from working together with Volkswagen to enable the development t of the smarty car economy where over 250 million cars are expected to join the project by the end of 2020, IOTA is said to be working on more projects with this company.

Being one of their crucial partners while promoting Tangle as the premium solution for the autonomous car industry, Volkswagen should have IOTA joining Mobile as a Service, otherwise known as MaaS.

Although the project has been confirmed, it is not yet certain when the initial start of the project will occur or when the finishing “product” will be available for the public.

What is known for now is that IOTA might be used as integration for MaaS where its technology would be used for different smart car services that would include making payments, bookings and more.

IOTA’s Citizen Card to come out in 2018

If you take a look at MIOTA’s charts for the last two months, IOTA doesn’t seem to be doing pretty well in the market with having -26% against the dollar in the course of the last two months while losing -36% of its value during the course of the last 30 days.

However, although timid in the market, IOTA seems to be working on new developments full steam. That is how it was announced yesterday on June 15th, that IOTA will be releasing ID Citizen Cards during the current year of 2018.

It was announced earlier this year that the capital of Taiwan, Taipei, will be joining forces with IOTA in order to bring a new system for identification into the use.

With the most recent updates, it has been stated that the citizen cards with a newly developed identification system should become available for the citizens of Taipei during the current year.

The identifications system will be using IOTA’s unique protocol as powered by Tangle, and it will at the same time mark a cornerstone of another successful integration of crypto technology into real life purposes, making identification process simpler and easier.

Taipei is aiming to become a smart city powered by blockchain technology (in the case of IOTA, blockless technology), so in collaboration with BiiLabs, IOTA is working on developing settlement and forensic systems in addition to already having a project called Air Box, which should work on regulating the quality of air in Taipei. Air Box is going to be made in form of a small device that would be installed in multiple homes across Taiwan’s capital.

IOTA Gets another Listing

IOTA has been acting sluggish in the market for the past couple of weeks, but even despite that, this promising asset just got another listing.

As announced by BitPanda and IOTA, the asset has become available for live trading on the mentioned exchange on June 14th.

As stated by BitPanda exchange, IOTA earned its spot as per the request from the users of the exchange platform.

Currently ranked as the ninth-best currency, BitPanda makes one of the 12 exchanges that had MIOTA listed.

During the last 24 hours and despite the latest developments and the most recent listing, MIOTA is still seen dropping against the dollar today by over -5%, while being traded at the price of 1.20$.

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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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