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Meet IOSToken (IOST) – The Rising Star of the Crypto World

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Ever since the big crypto-hype that started in 2017, a lot of new currencies have surfaced, serving as an excellent example of this trend’s potential to take over in the modern businesses. With over 1800 of them around these days, it is hard for a new coin to claw its way up and become noticeable as a quality coin that is different than others, and worth investing in.

Still, some of them do manage to do just that, and the latest example of one such coin is definitely IOSToken (IOST). So, the big question is – what makes this token so special? This is something that we will try to answer today.

What is there to know about IOSToken (IOST)?

The first thing worth mentioning is that IOST is very, very young cryptocurrency, with only a few months of existence behind it. In the time following its launch, the token has made its way up to top 50 coins, and it currently holds the rank of 48, according to CoinMarketCap, with its price being at $0.044106 at the time of writing.

Many contribute its sudden success to the coin’s focus regarding the services it provides. These are monetizing services, which respond to popular demands that are part of the so-called “Internet of Services”. Basically, the crypto will help those offering various online services to get paid for performing them. They aim to create a strong and stable ecosystem that will make everyone’s life a little easier, and help people improve their business practices.

IOST’s plans for MainNet

This is a decentralized coin based on the blockchain technology, but one interesting thing is that IOST still doesn’t have its own network. It currently operates as an ERC20 type of coin, which means that it was created and launched on Ethereum’s network. Still, it does not plan to stay that way, and the team behind it has been working hard on creating a MainNet for their coin. The TestNet has already been launched and is being tested all the time, however, the launch of a MainNet is still in a relatively far future.

Originally, the MainNet was planned for Q4 of 2019. However, the team quickly realized that this might be a death sentence for their coin, so they moved it closer and is currently scheduled for the final quarter of 2018.

IOSToken’s technology

One of the things that have definitely had a large impact on this coin’s success includes its technology. Most other cases have their smart contracts using Proof-of-Stake and Proof-of-Work protocols, but IOST decided to approach the issue differently.

Its method was to develop a protocol called Proof-of-Believability, which basically means that the protocol will work in a way of inspecting operating nodes, in order to check their behavior, as well as the general contribution of its users. The algorithms are set to be completely random so that the protocol would guarantee fair judgment.

Apart from this, the token is also using HUDS (Hyper Universe Distributed System). This means that its network will be capable of hosting various service providers at the same time. This will open it up to many different services, no matter how big or small their businesses currently are.

The coin has the support of large investors

One of the things that smaller investors really hate is when a coin doesn’t hold a public sale. Instead, it decides to open its sale only to institutional investors, which means that the big and powerful will have an unfair advantage. This is exactly what IOST did, which may be the biggest reason why more people are still not aware of it.

This is pretty contradictory to the entire point when it comes to cryptos and decentralization since they were meant to return the power to regular people, instead of allowing all the privileges to the privileged. However, this situation still allows one important conclusion, and that is that the large investors see something in this coin. With such a support, it is safe to say that this coin probably has quite a future.

Obviously, its successful future is something that won’t happen overnight, especially with competition like BTC, ETH, XRP, and alike. Even its MainNet has yet to receive an official date, and then be launched. The token migration will follow soon after, and then, and only then, can this coin start considering the next step in its development.

This will not, and it should not stop it from entering various partnerships so that it will already have a large community when the fun truly starts. One downside might be that the coins belonging to those who have already purchased them will be locked until the MainNet officially arrives. They won’t be available for this time, but they also won’t be taken away by anyone. Instead, they will simply be held in escrow, and hopefully, be unlocked by the end of this year.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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.

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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.

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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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