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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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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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