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Report: 75% of EOS Transactions Churned By Bots

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A damning report released by AnChain.AI has brought to the light the fact that over $6 million worth of transaction on the EOS platform is made by bots. AnChain.AI is a tech firm that provides the blockchain ecosystem with AI-powered security, and it said that the bot activity, which was both malicious and rampant run up those values in Q1 2019. The study is supposed to be the most immense of its kind done on malicious bots running on the EOS ecosystem.

In addition, the study also found out that at least 51 percent of all unique EOS accounts and 75 percent of all transactions as well were bot-driven. EOS is currently ranked as the 6th largest coin with a market cap of $6,587 million, changing hands at $6.32. However, the bot activity mentioned in the report threatens the integrity of such crypto market data.

It, for instance, affects the outcome of metrics such as transaction volumes, user activity and daily volumes. These metrics often play a crucial role when investors are gauging a coin’s technological validity.

EOS Market Data Is Manipulated

Consequently, if the data available has been manipulated through bot activity, it becomes impossible to get a clear picture of the future of the project. The AnChain study also examined transaction data from the top ten EOS dApps, which are gambling platforms. This group of dApps produce over 65 percent of all the transaction volumes on the EOS dApp sector. Using AI, AnChain could segregate hyperactive or repetitive accounts that were clearly malicious bots.

AnChain CEO, Victor Fang, hypothesized that these malicious bots had been programmed to congest the EOS system, increase its liquidity, boost its ranking, and reap dividend payouts on the dApp. He also suggested that perhaps the bots were on a targeted attack on the dApp.

He went on further to highlight a similar case where five Ethereum addresses used 50,000 malicious bots to get away with $4 million by exploiting a flaw in a gambling game.

A Chain of Unfortunate Events

EOS has been on the receiving end of particularly bad news recently, with the Dapp getting a downgraded rating by U.S based Weiss Ratings. The financial research firm said that EOS has a significant centralization problem in a report published on June 7.

The move is a rather drastic one because Weiss Ratings had just recently placed EOS besides BTC and XRP in its emerging trends report on crypto markets. At the time the firm had awarded EOS an A grade as Ethereum’s challenger and the “backbone of the new internet.”

Similarly, the blockchain platform developed by Dan Larimer has also been called out by a BitMex Research. The 17,000-word report further suggests that after thorough and extensive lab-based tests, EOS real-world applications are not any different from Ethereum’s.

Its lack of decentralization has been one of the glaring failures of the EOS platform. The BitMex Research report settles the matter, concluding that:

 “There is no proper protocol that is set up to prevent block producers from colluding to maintain their role as block producers. This further proves the high level of centralization that exists in the EOS network and the tremendous power these block producers possess.”

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EOS Price Analysis: Bullish Trend Encourages Moderate Improvement In EOS Price

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EOS has started with a bullish trend in the market today. The coin has picked up a nice pace to move ahead. The expectations with the coin are higher. It is speculated that the intra-day traders can recover yesterday’s losses today.

EOS is one of the top performers in the list of top 10 coins of the crypto market. The coin has never failed to impress the investors. Many crypto reviewers have ranked EOS above Litecoin and Ethereum because of its price momentum. The recent price drop made the currency go through a hard time, but the coming days seems to be brighter than ever.

Let’s have a look at the current statistics:

  • The price of the EOS is $6.37
  • It is at the 6th rank in the crypto market.
  • The market capitalization of EOS is 5,849,012,358 USD.
  • The 24hr volume of EOS is marked around 2,105,319,617 USD
  • The circulating supply of EOS is 918,756,596 EOS.

The chart is taken from Trading View on 12th June 2019 at 04:01: 31 UTC for price analysis.

EOS Price Chart - 12 June

If we compare yesterday’s movement in EOS with that of today, then we can observe a similar hike and a sudden drop is taking place during the opening period. Today, the price touched a low at $6.2630. Soon, EOS picked up and started walking upward and booked a high at $6.404. The progressing in price is marked around 2.25 % (not bad at all!).

However, yesterday the price tried to hold the momentum of the price at the resistance level of $6.4400 and support level $6.3359, but unfortunately, the price of EOS dropped and was trading between the resistance level of $6.2727 and support level $6.1597.

EOS Price Prediction and Conclusion:

Block.One parent company of EOS is planning for social media based platform to be launched soon. The project is named as Voice which would be built on EOS blockchain. Along with this, EOS is involved in many business ventures which can escalate the price in the crypto market in the coming time.

We recommend EOS to the short-term and long-term investors as the return on the investment is quite a sure shot.

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EOS Price Analysis: EOS Price On Fire Crosses $7.1 In The First Hour

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EOS price opened with a bullish trend. The coin was seen suffering around $6.7 to $6.8 in yesterday’s market. To everyone’s surprise, the coin crossed $7.1, and now the investors are eyeing towards $7.5 sooner or later.

EOS was trying best to keep up at $7 but was seen struggling at lower levels. The coin was seen suffering at $6.6 in yesterday’s market. Many marketers expected that today, the coin is going to remain the same, but EOS looks in a different mood today. We are expecting the coin to cross $7.5 in the market today.

Let’s have a look at the current statistics of EOS.

Current Statistics of EOS Coin:

  • The price of the EOS is $7.02.
  • The coin is at the 6th rank in the crypto market.
  • The EOS marked 24hr volume around $2,168,257,890.
  • The circulating supply is noted as 919,976,285 EOS.
  • The market capitalization is marked at $6,449,095,804.
  • The Return on Investment (ROI) is around 579.71%.

The EOS price chart is taken from Trading View on 21st June 2019, at 03:01:51 UTC for price analysis.

EOS Price Chart - 21 June
EOS to USD Price Chart

Looking at the chart, we can observe that the coin was drenched in the bearish zone yesterday. EOS dropped from $6.9 to $6.7, marking regression by 2.95% in the first half of the day. The currency was trading around $6.75 and $6.80 during most of the time in the day. The price escalation took place towards the end hours of the day. Today, the market opened with the bulls. During the first hour, EOS jumped from $6.8 to $7.1, giving an impression of 3.64% progress.

EOS Price Prediction and Conclusion:

The investors of EOS are now looking up to the level of $8 for the coming days. We are expecting that EOS could touch $10 by the end of 2019. The best way to book high dividends is to go long-term in the crypto market. EOS is expected to give a high return on investment in the coming years to come.

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EOS Moves Up to Fifth-Largest Market Cap among Major Cryptocurrencies

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In spite of the steep increase in trading volumes of a cryptocurrency over the last few years, the top 5 names of cryptocurrency (in terms of market capitalization) were more or less fixed. Or at least the top 4 were, in any case – Bitcoin BTC, Ethereum ETH, XRP, and Bitcoin Cash BCH – were the undeniable favorites in the horse race.

For quite some time, the next name was Litecoin LTC, followed by EOS. This week, this order of things got turned around a bit when EOS overtook LTC to become the fifth largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap, as per the rankings on CoinMarketCap, which is one of the most respected trackers of cryptocurrency values.

Market Cap

As we moved into the last week of May 2019, the tussle between EOS and LTC for 5th position on the charts had been heating up. Even on the 26thof May, LTC with a market cap of $6.90 billion led EOS comfortably, who had a market cap of $6.30 billion. However, by EOD of 29th May, this lead had not only been narrowed but actually overturned. EOS with a $7.38 billion market cap had jumped to 5th position on the list, to go beyond LTC at $7.12 billion.

Trading Volumes

The past 24 hours since EOD of 29th May had also exhibited similar trends. For example, the $7.38 billion market cap for EOS had actually been $7.07 billion only but suddenly exploded in 24 hours. In this period, the trading volumes for EOS had been $3.99 billion. At the end of the period, the price of the EOS was $7.59.

Major Exchanges Involved

In terms of contributions to this turnaround by EOS, the biggest name was that of OKEx, who contributed $2.09 billion out of the $3.99 billion trading volumes in the preceding 24 hours. This was done through the EOS/USDT set. Another digital asset exchange who contributed hugely was Huobi Global. On the other hand, the exchanges who carried the largest volumes of LTC transactions in this crucial period were Coineal and Dobi.

What are the Possible Reasons Behind this Positive Shift in the Position of EOS?

The following two reasons are thought to be behind the spike in the performance of EOS:

·         Halving of LTC:

The first is a phenomenon called halving, which is unique to cryptocurrency. It is an event which has been designed in order to control the problem of coin inflation in a cryptocurrency. The people who mine for cryptocurrency would get only half the value of cryptocurrency they would earlier get for starting a new block. This is a protocol defined event and gets triggered. Normally any coin gains when there is news of an impending halving. That is because the investors aim to scoop up as much value as possible. There was news that LTC was going to go for a halving in 70 days. But in the case of LTC, this news of halving actually worked contrary to historical trends, and the market cap of LTC fell.

·         EOS Purchase:

The second reason was a tweet sent out by EOS New York indicating a purchase of 3.3 million EOS worth of RAM by Block.one.

Block.one is an open source software publisher. They provide blockchain solutions to businesses, helping them with turnkey solutions like infrastructure and development of decentralized blockchain applications. The backstory to this was that in December last year, they became aware of an EOSIO RAM resource exploit, following which they quickly made a patch and distributed it (within 24 hours) to all public blockchains using EOSIO.

What Lies Ahead for EOS?

Experts peg the five-year price forecast for EOS at around $143, which allows for substantial appreciation for investors holding EOS. This news of EOS rising one place in the rankings for the market cap is sure to get more and more investors interested in EOS.

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