Since the beginning of this year, the cryptocurrency market has been going through a significant number of changes that are affecting its overall stature. Bitcoin’s rapid fluctuation in price and the general volatility of the market is the most pivotal one among these changes; a significant number of investors are inclining towards the relatively newer coins and burgeoning ICO start-ups to restore some stability in their individual trades. Storm token, the coin that was tokenized in December 2017, certainly belongs to the group of such cryptocurrencies that are capable of offering some ancillary features rather than offering a decentralized medium of a transaction only.
Nowadays, freelancing has become a very popular career choice because of worldwide unemployment. Billions of people across the globe depend on freelance platforms and per diem incomes to support their respective families. As a result, myriads of freelance platforms are now able to run a veritably lucrative business by claiming nearly 40% of the freelancer’s daily income. Losing such an exorbitant percentage of money leaves these people with very little to go on. Storm offers a solution to this major predicament by offering an efficient freelance platform to their users where the charge is just 1% of the freelancer’s earning instead of 40.
Besides this one significant advantage, the blockchain platform of this cryptocurrency can help their users in many ways and effectively change their lives towards a better future. Here, a few aspects of this coin are discussed to highlight the fact why billions of people are nowadays depending on this currency.
Storm’s Internal Architecture – Storm Market:
Storm’s internal architecture is based on a freelancing platform known as Storm Market or Storm Play. Storm Market was previously known as BitMaker and has been offering a highly efficient platform to the freelancers across the globe at a very reasonable price. Unlike other platforms like Fiverr, Amazon, etc. which charges up to 40% for carrying out transactions, Storm Market demands only 1% of the total income. Also, this platform is free from the middlemen influence which makes this much more efficient than others. Storm Market is accessible in more than 187 countries where more than 250,000 can be benefited from this platform on a monthly basis.
The blockchain platform of this token is highly efficient. Despite starting as a centralized token, the development team behind this coin is gradually implementing smart contracts to decentralize its platform so that Storm users around the world can communicate and engage with each other on an open source platform governed by this token.
Storm’s Unique Gamification Design:
Gamification is a very popular strategy that many platforms use nowadays where games or game-like elements such as micro-tasks are added in order to increase active participation from the users. The process deals with the integration of gaming mechanics in contexts like services, websites, and apps so that the user feels exhorted to participate actively. This design also helps in increasing engagement, dedication, and loyalty.
Storm Market or Storm Play incorporates several gamification strategies for their users which include:
- Creation and completion of tasks
- Management of other Storm Players
- Helping to categorize and rank the tasks
Essential Elements of Storm Market and Competitive Advantages:
StormX, the architect of Storm Market as well as Storm Play came out with the ingenious idea of transferring wealth between the platform and participants through cryptocurrencies and by using a mobile app. Thus, Storm Market was introduced with three major constituents:
a. Storm Play: Here, various opportunities and tasks are posted on the platform based on Ethereum blockchain and freelancers across the globe can choose certain tasks according to their choice and win rewards after completing them successfully.
b. Storm Shop: This platform rewards shoppers for selecting specific services or buying various products with bonus tokens through the marketplace.
c. Storm Gigs: Storm Gigs offers the access to multifarious micro-tasks from all corners of the world to the freelancers for winning rewards.
The Storm Market offers several advantages to its holders including:
- A conflict free environment between the buyers and sellers without any pestering presence of a middleman.
- Removal of unnecessary risk and cost for dispute resolution with the enforcement of new rules through smart contracts.
- Multiple opportunities to carry out micro-tasks and earning micro-rewards.
- Unique gamification design for increasing active participation and invigorating the users.
- Significant mitigation of transaction cost (Just 1% of the total earning).
Upcoming Major Events:
In May 2018, Storm Token would launch their first testnet which would be the first major step of this coin towards a secured place in cryptocurrency market. The testnet would enable this coin to implement self-executing smart contracts for monitoring the transactions among participants. Hence, trading with this cryptocurrency is likely to be more secured once this event takes place.
As of this moment (26th April 2018), Storm Token holds the 76th position on Coinmarketcap with a formidable market capitalization of circa 246 Million USD along with a price of $ 0.06. With its innovative approach towards the freelance market, Storm has the potential to gain the trust of billions of people around the world and with further technical developments, this number is likely to follow an upward trend as well.
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TRON Partnership Involves Cloud Computing
It has been almost an entire week since Justin Sun, the founder of TRON (TRX), announced a new big partnership for this cryptocurrency. His Twitter announcement did not provide a lot of information, except for the fact that the TRON partnership is with an industry giant worth tens of billions of dollars.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) October 12, 2018
Even so, the entire crypto community started speculating about the new partner’s identity. Soon after the announcement, a new rumor emerged, claiming that the identity of an unnamed corporation was uncovered. According to the rumor, TRON’s new partner is none other than Baidu, one of the largest tech giants of China, which also represents this country’s largest internet search provider.
Baidu is often viewed as China’s version of Google, and if the rumors of a partnership with this company turn out to be true, this will be a big game-changer for TRON.
However, in days following the announcement, new reports started coming in with claims that the partnership will not revolve around blockchain technology. Instead, ODaily reported that the alleged partnership between TRON and Baidu will be focused on cloud computing. The report claims that TRON will be purchasing computing resources from Baidu.
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It’s a near-complete dominance by China on the BTC mining grid that has made it responsible for mining a majority of circulating bitcoins. A Beijing-based company, Bitmain Technologies, is highly responsible for extracting the significant part – more than half of the globe’s bitcoin, and alone, it has approached 50% of the total hash rate more than once.
The fact that China is controlling a majority of Bitcoin hash rate, clearly tells that it has the power of manipulating or merely destroy the bitcoin network if it gets enough support should it decide to take such a move. Therefore, this has led to serious concerns among countries including the US that China might get an edge in this cryptocurrency industry and possibly becoming a potential threat.
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Ravencoin came to be as a hard fork of Bitcoin and was inspired by a popular book series-turned-television programme, Game of Thrones. The coin’s developers decided to make Ravencoin an open-source project that provides users with the ability to declare assets on their platform. The platform itself is decentralized, transparent, and secure.
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