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Why Is IOSToken (IOST) Among One of The Most Hyped Young Cryptocurrencies?

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The digital currency IOSToken (IOST) which revolves around the internet of services was created as a marketplace ecosystem where any online service provider can convert their services into money. It’s an ERC-20 token meaning it was launched on the famed Ethereum network. As it progresses, it seems though IOSToken would soon become its own native cryptocurrency soon. This coin addresses the two most controversial problems associated with all other cryptocurrencies:

  1. Efficiency
  2. Scalability

There was absolutely no hype surrounding the pre-sale and public sale of this coin and though it first attracted only institutional investors, most traders and investors are now flocking towards it claiming it to be one of the best buys for this year. We shall delve into the details, to understand what makes IOSToken so special that it outperformed several other crypto giants in terms of gains during Q1.

IOSToken Technology and Aims:

  • Technology:

The project does not follow the same path as other rival currencies, which are either Proof-of-Work or Proof-of-Stake for enabling smart contracts. IOSToken team introduces a different ‘Proof-of-Believability’ which is found to be more energy efficient and could help in the spread of blockchain technology. The believability of a node is circulated based on the contribution and behaviors while the fairness is taken care of by randomness of algorithms.

  • Aims:

The foundation of the Internet of Services is all about developing a scalable and energy-efficient Blockchain that could enable mass adoption. They are building a blockchain platform which functions as a decentralized version of Alibaba and BitTorrent.  In due course, IOSToken plans to implement several blockchain breakthroughs that will allow online service providers to serve their customer base effectively. The technical innovations such as ‘Hyper Universe Distributed Systems’, ‘Efficient Distributed Sharding’ and above all PoB (Proof-of-Believability) used by IOSTokens allow seamless online hosting of services. To diminish the challenges faced and shortcomings of Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanisms, the IOS have proposed the idea of ‘Servi’ tokens that measure a user’s contributions. Servi has the following features;

  1. Non-tradable
  2. Self-destructive
  3. Self-issued

GitHub and Private Testnet

On March 29th IOST announced their GitHub and Private Testnet to the community which would be open source on 9th April. Being open-source the team has gained several new developers and blockchain experts in addition to their pre-existing devoted developer’s team. IOST has bravely invested a large amount of their budget for this new and worthy addition to their tech team. By the time of announcing their upcoming official GitHub and progress towards Mainnet, IOST has successfully completed deployment of private Testnet. The PoB consensus protocol was declared to have achieved almost 8k TPS despite being under test environment. The launch of public testnet is set to be at the end of Q2 this year.

Partnership with Chaitin Technology

On 6th April, IOSToken announced reaching a partnership agreement with a renowned information security company, Chaitin Technology. IOSToken is the first blockchain project that has partnered with Chaitin Technology. Their collaboration means that Chaitin Technology has become a network security technical support for IOST and will also lead future security testing services by IOST. According to their official announcement, the lead technology R&D team of Chaitin Technology will extend support in safety & stability of IOST systems and advance in the field of distributed system security. IOST has made it clear that it’s taking definite steps to maintain blockchain security and enhance their smart contract auditing to protect it from node attacks with the help of Chaitin Technology.

Token Lockup until Mainnet

IOST released information regarding their on-going activities in a weekly progress report that was posted on 9th April as promised. What caught everyone off-guard was that the entire token reserve of IOS foundation is now in escrow. The IOS foundation publicly announced locking up all tokens which were reserved for the foundation until the date of Mainnet launch. Around 7.3 Billion IOST which surmounts to almost 35% of the total supply was locked in the public wallet which can be monitored anytime. However, IOS team still hasn’t proposed or discussed any sort of plan regarding these locked-up tokens which are to be used closer to the launch of Mainnet.

Exchange Listings

One of the top reasons why IOS tokens have made people’s head turn is because it has been recently placed on worlds most traded and well-known cryptocurrency exchanges such as Bitfinex and Binance. When Bitfinex added support for best ERC-20 tokens including IOST, the price point leaped to $0.036 per token and since then IOST held its place in the green zone for the past 7 days. The listing also holds importance because Bitfinex has added the very first US dollar currency pair with IOST. The coin was voted and won the listing on Binance way back in the Q1 on January 25th when IOS market saw an uphill that caused increased the price of one IOSToken to $0.13 at the time of its launch.

Conclusion

At the time of writing, IOSToken rests at 49th rank on CoinMarketCap with a market capitalization of $260 Million while $42 Million worth of IOST has exchanged hands within the past 24 hours. Among other ERC-20 tokens, IOST has carved its own different path and is set to focus on future stability and sustainability of blockchain technology. It’s not certain if IOS will take its own powers back from the institutions of repute also there is no certainty regarding the launch of DApp will be completed. No one is certain if the ordinary investors will get on-board with IOST, but one thing is definite that this cryptocurrency is going to move the market by the end of this year despite the volatile nature of the present crypto market.

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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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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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