EOS gained special attention once it managed to push Litecoin down to the sixth spot on the global coin ranking list while taking over its originally long-held place as the fifth-best coin in accordance with its market capitalization that now counts over 9.6 billion dollars. However, what came with even radical anticipation is the launching of the EOS mainnet.
The network encountered several problems during the initial launching and prior to the launching of its main net, starting from troubles revolving around voting for the release of the main net to having EOS holders not being enough tech-oriented to be able to follow up with the entire token transition without having the appropriate tools for voting block producers either. All in all, it seems that the past couple of days came as chaotic for EOS.
The most chaotic moment maybe belongs to the case where many holders are not sure about the reason why EOS main net still didn’t go live. In that spirit, here are all the reasons, technical and circumstantial, for not having the EOS mainnet live at this point.
EOS MainNet Launch: Dead, but Alive?
Although it may sound like a Walking Dead episode, many EOS holders might have the feeling that EOS mainnet is quite dead although alive, which is a completely wrong impression.
The fact is that the main net is still not going live for its users, but it is also the case that the main net was successfully launched two days ago, on June 10th. After the third voting session successfully took place, EOS holders voted EOS main net launch to happen on the mentioned date, as it was eventually at 13:00 UTC.
However, due to the fact that the block producers are still waiting to be voted, EOS main net won’t be able to go live until that happens.
That means that the holders first need to vote their block producers while choosing 21 block producer that would make an essential addition to the operational power of the EOS network.
The block producers that are yet to be voted in order to officially take their places on the EOS network are all presented to their voters, however, some developers that remained faithful to EOS, making contribution to the chain prior to being chosen as candidates for block producers, are not sure who some of the top block producer candidates are, stating that there seem to be a case of making favorites while presenting developers unknown to the EOS community as potential block producers.
In the opinion of some of the candidates, some EOS holders might be disappointed in this case so they are hesitating with staking their tokens in order to vote, which additionally postpones the moment when the network will go live.
EOS Network Not to Go Live until Block Producers are Chosen
The fact is that
All EOS holders have the right to vote, and their right is powered up by the number of tokens that they chose to stake in the voting hub. The greater the amount of tokens is staked by a single holder, the greater voting power that voter will have.
It has been stated by the EOS team that there need to be 150 million tokes staked in order for the voting to be completed and announced as valid, which means that EOS is ”only ” 150 million tokens away from being marked as live and ready to use.
However, it seems that the voters have only staked around 30 million tokens, with the first 10 million being staked during the first day of the main net launching. The reason why the network needs 150 million tokens in order to vote who the block producers would be, is because there need to be 15% of the tokens staked in the voting hub.
The importance of this voting is massive since the chosen block producers will operate the same way the block miners do, so their job would be crucial for efficiency and effectiveness of the new EOS main net.
There is a problem with this voting as well, which prevents the main net to be launched as soon as possible.
EOS Holders Are Not Sure How to Vote
What might be the biggest problem besides the fact that EOS needs five times more the amount of EOS they currently have is the fact that those holders that can be categorized as non-technical users or not particularly tech savvy are not sure how to vote.
Apparently, at the beginning when the voting for block producers have been announced as the ultimate goal that needs to be completed in order for the main net to go live, EOS voters could only vote by directly using the command line, which was pretty hard for the part of the voters that is not particularly tech-oriented.
Although there are a couple of tools for voting that appeared after the voting was announced, there are still a lot of voters waiting to have these tools confirmed and approved by the EOS team, while also probably waiting for more precise directions on how to vote.
While the market seems to be greatly divided at this moment with one part dropping and the other part of the cryptos going up with different growth rates, EOS seems to be in the team “red”.
After the latest change that took place in the last 24 hours, EOS has gone down by -1.69% against the dollar, which means that EOS can be traded at the price of 10.82$ per one unit.
EOS tokens are currently in the transition between the previous chain and the new main net, while also waiting for EOS holders to stake their tokens towards fulfilling the goal of 150 million EOS units staked for the voting of block producers.
Cryptocurrencies and esports: reshaping modern gambling
Over the course of many centuries, gambling has proven to be very versatile and adaptive to innovations. Presently, it is going through the phase of transition from being reliant on brick-and-mortar casinos, with their limited capacity, regulatory issues, and inability to reach a broad audience, to running the operations solely on online platforms. The emergence of blockchain only incentivized the process of digitization of this industry.
Cryptocurrencies are the next evolutionary step for gambling
While Bitcoin, the first and the most influential cryptocurrency that still exerts total dominance over all other coins, wasn’t created to serve the needs of the gambling industry specifically, it paved the way for other representatives of this space.
Projects like TRON and EOS are fundamentally designed to disrupt the world of gambling by providing it with such tech solutions as provably fair algorithms for casino games, decentralized gambling applications, and, of course, cryptocurrencies to fuel these ecosystems.
But in order to apprehend the benefits of a symbiosis between cryptocurrencies and the industry of gambling, it is necessary to understand what is crypto, how it works, and what it can bring to the table.
A cryptocurrency is a type of digital asset with strong cryptography features at its core, designed to eliminate the need for a trusted third party, such as banks, to confirm and/or carry out the financial transactions. But what makes crypto and gambling go together like peanut butter and jelly is the nearly total anonymity of digital currencies, the promptness and cheapness of transactions, and the substantially enhanced security. While traditional casinos demand plenty of sensitive information from gamblers (i.e., banking details, real name, date of
These are the primary reasons why the industry is currently witnessing the emergence of all-for-crypto gambling platforms, such as 1xBit which accepts more than 30 cryptocurrencies, assures total anonymity through the provision of the one-click registration, effortless and low-cost deposits/withdrawals, and, of course, an abundance of casino games and sports betting opportunities.
1xBit places a particular emphasis on esports since this up-and-coming phenomenon represents another disruptive factor for the gambling industry that moves in parallel with the adoption of cryptocurrencies.
Esports make the grand entrance
For decades, video games have been considered as nothing more than a form of recreation. However, the rapid development of Internet technologies and the overall sophistication of online games, along with the acquisition of the global audience, had turned this form of activity into a fully-fledged sport.
Nowadays, world championships in such disciplines as Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and League of Legends draw millions of spectators from around the globe. The recognition of esports has reached such a level that the International Olympic Committee considers introducing esports to the official program of the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Such an unprecedented surge in popularity made esports one of the main destinations for tech-savvy online sports bettors who are well aware of the benefits that cryptocurrencies will bring to this space. The crypto-oriented platforms, particularly 1xBit, took on the task of being a meeting point for cryptocurrencies, esports, and betting. There is no doubt that this combination will shape the future of the gambling industry.
Japanese Publication Evaluates Term “Cryptographic Assets,” Investigating Opinions Of Investors
Japanese Publication Evaluates Term “Cryptographic Assets,” Investigating Opinions of Investors
In Japan, there have been many changes in the regulatory measures staked in favor of and against certain processes in the crypto world. Recently, the government chose to amend some of the information found in the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law and the Fund Settlement Act. The new changes tighten the reins on trading and the involvement of exchanges. One of the big changes involves the transition from the terms “virtual currency” or “digital currency” to be “cryptographic assets.” As such the amendments also state that the exchanges much have the funds to reimburse customers, in the event of a theft via cyber-attack, as stated in a report from Nikkei.
The registration system in Japan for crypto exchanges was first added to the regulations in April 2017 by the Financial Services Agency. The goal was to create regulations that govern cryptocurrency but hacking attacks and a lack of oversight of anti-money laundering protocols have spread out throughout the industry. The FSA had set up a meeting to discuss the creation of stricter regulations, due on March 18th, and they have been trying to engage the public in the discussion.
Obviously, one topic that should interest the public is the renaming of cryptocurrency to “cryptographic assets.” The use of the term “crypto assets” has been seen a lot in mainstream media at even at conferences. Even if the crypto industry does not expand from here, the terms need to be the same across the border to prevent confusion with fiat currency, like yen or the dollar.
Ethereum (ETH) Price Loses Its Gains by 7% while Dropping Back to $139
The market has been euphoric with greens with Ethereum yet again leading the market with over 11 percent gains. The 2nd largest cryptocurrency by market cap of $17.3 billion that has been changing hands at $164.96 with 24-hours gains of 11.63 percent lost 7 percent and went back to $139 in a matter of few hours. In the BTC market, it is down by 1.94 percent, as per the data provided by Coinmarketcap.
Ethereum Price chart, Source, Coinmarketcap
This time, the daily trading volume has taken a bigger spike than the last time as at press time it has been at $5.7 billion in comparison to last weekend’s $4.2 billion. Given the surge in price until a few hours back as well as the trading volume, the next week could have been seen bringing new greens. However, the red has made the entry.
Without reds, the next target has been $170, with $200 seems like the real possibility here as well. When Ethereum price first surged, it has been expected that $170 will be soon coming in as crypto trader, Moon Overlord had said at that time,
“$170 feels like a magnet to me.”
With Ethereum already crossing $160, the real fun has been expected to start
“First target here at $163 reached, watching this level closely for what type of reaction we have. Ideally would like to buy any dip from here targeting $190-200.”
With Ethereum Constantinople hard fork coming this week on Thursday, Ethereum could be seeing the green. However, as we reported earlier, fundamentally this upgrade is not a bullish event rather a bearish one given the fact that without this upgrade, the supply issuance of Ether would have been less than what would be after this hard fork but the narrative currently is bullish and that matters.
However, as crypto trader Squeeze has called out for a short, the dip came as other analysts have also been calling out for but only once Constantinople passes through.
In the current red market bitcoin is also seeing a dump but like any other bear market, altcoins are seeing an even more crash. Though the market is bearish right now, it would be interesting to see if Ethereum breaks the $150 level again to reach $200 and if will further register more gain or will pop and fizzle once we make through the next week.
Where do you think Ethereum will go from here? All the way to new lows from here or another rise is sure to come? Let us know what you think!