There are several cryptocurrencies in the market, and each has a unique selling proposition which makes it stand out from the rest. Every platform wants to outperform the other in terms of what they have to offer, and the Ethereum and EOS platform are not different as the competition between them is very fierce.
Ethereum needs no introduction in the cryptocurrency community as it’s the closest rival to Bitcoin, and the platform was the first to offer smart contracts. Ethereum and its token have gained wide acceptance and has increased in popularity over the years due to this unique feature.
Thanks to this, Ethereum is regarded as the 2nd generation of Blockchain tech. EOS is relatively new to the market as it was launched some few years back, but to the surprise of many, the platform has also carved a niche for itself and is looking to usurp Ethereum in the near future.
What does the future hold for these two cryptocurrencies?
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU INVEST IN ETHEREUM OR EOS
One thing that’s certain in the crypto verse is that nobody knows what the future holds. But it’s possible to determine the possibility for a platform to grow.
In 2017, Ethereum was the only platform that offered smart contracts and several ICO’s launched their platforms on Ethereum’s Blockchain. The tokens created on this Ethereum’s blockchain are still functioning till date with a powerful community backing it.
This move went a long way to ensure price stability for Ethereum and some organizations like Uber and Airbnb have built some Dapps on Ethereum’s test net while others are planning to follow suit.
Some people believe the team behind the project have a huge announcement to make soon as they’ve earmarked a princely sum of $1 billion for marketing purposes only. Some believe they’re waiting to see a strong bullish trend in the crypto market before they make their announcement and to kick start the promotion of their network.
Currently, the price of Ethereum hovers within the region of $228 to 1 ETH while it’s competitor EOS is within the region of $4 USD to 1 ETH. Ethereum is currently the 2 cryptocurrency on the list of top 10 crypto’s according to market capitalization while EOS stands at the 5th position.
EOS has a huge task on its hands in their quest to beat Ethereum by offering better services that would lure developers to their platform. From the look of things, EOS might just pull this off as the technical specifications of EOS is quite better than what Ethereum offers but the adoption of the crypto is not as high as Ethereum.
For some, Ethereum is considered as the 2nd generation of Blockchain and it comes with an extra use case which is the smart contract. Ethereum successfully solved the scalability issues that plagued Bitcoin but surprisingly, technology is evolving at a rapid pace and EOS took advantage of that.
The EOS blockchain on the other hand is easier to own as a resource for prospective developers and project planners as they can predict what a project will cost which Ethereum does not offer.
After Bitcoin, Ethereum is the 2nd most trusted platform, while EOS is still new with a growing community backing it, they still have a lot to prove but from the little they’ve being able to achieve within such a short period of time, it seems they can dethrone Ethereum if they do not veer off course. So I’ll put my stake on EOS, because they’re on course to achieve something that’s not easy for newbies to achieve
PRICE PREDICTION OF ETHEREUM AND EOS
The growth of EOS this year has been impressive as it peaked at $8 rising from a shocking $2. From the look of things, it may get to double digits as the year progresses if the bullish trend in the crypto market continues, so EOS is likely to end on a high this year. On the other hand, Ethereum is not lagging far behind as it’s also riding the bullish wave that BTC is enjoying as it crossed the $300 threshold last month but has now dropped to $228 rising from $150 at the start of the year.
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Millions worth of USDT and EOS transferred across wallets and exchanges as communities rally
Today, almost 20 million USDT and EOS worth of more than $3 million was transferred across unknown wallets and popular exchanges.
Significant cryptocurrency transfers have always made news as the movement of a substantial amount of capital has resulted in various shifts in market dynamics. A recent transfer reported by Whale Alert, a cryptocurrency data aggregator, showed that almost 20 million USDT was transferred from an unknown wallet and the Binance exchange.
Since it was a Tether movement, several members of the industry claimed that it was just a pump and dump scheme and that it didn’t’ amount to anything significant. At the same time, the $19.95 million transfer was not taken lightly by other members of the community as the market was moved sideways for some time now. The hash for the transaction was b2db77002bea5f0d66e5411a348e7d8ca1d73e65f8ff230ca0015459ade99a18 with the transfer occurring at block 14487982. The time of transfer was 11:38:39 on the 14th of November.
The unknown wallet held an address of TMbCKxATSzuZLioEyHCNSct2YeSfvnyE1Q with a balance of a negligible amount of TRX, BTT, USDT, and WINK. The 19.9 million USDT transfer occurred in one fell swoop and not in multiple transfers.
The receiving wallet address was TAUN6FwrnwwmaEqYcckffC7wYmbaS6cBiX, with the number of transactions clocking in at 1454123. Post the transfer; the wallet had 195.655 million TRX tokens and another 518,816 TRX tokens that settled after BTT transactions. The total balance of the wallet after all the transactions was 22.133 billion TRX.
Tether was not the only cryptocurrency that was transferred between wallets as reports also showed that a million EOS tokens were also sent from one unknown wallet to another. The transfer amounted to $3.409 million and had a timestamp of 5:19 on 14 November. The number one EOS pool was ‘eoshuobipool,’ with the pool being set up in China.
That particular pool had 2.944 percent of all the votes, which was approximately 331.11 million in number. The receiver wallet had an address of ‘vqsaeptppqwh’ at 39 percent RAM usage. The total wallet balance after the transfer was $3.410 million, with multiple transactions occurring at the same time.
EOS had taken a hit recently when Weiss Crypto Ratings stated that Cardano was clearly superior to the eighth most significant cryptocurrency. In June of this year, Weiss Ratings had downgraded the score of EOS because of issues related to centralization.
Weiss Crypto Ratings says ‘Cardano is clearly superior to EOS’
Weiss Crypto Ratings, a crypto and financial ratings company, managed to divide the crypto community on Twitter yet again by saying that Cardano is “clearly” superior to EOS. While many were arguing over the merits of each project, most agreed that the company has lost all of its credibility.
Crypto rating company stirs the pot with yet another bold claim
After the ICO boom of 2017 died out, the crypto space seemed ready to adopt more serious, research-driven projects. Companies working on ambitious projects such as Cardano, EOS, and TRON began gaining a lot of traction, each one gaining an incredibly dedicated following.
With that, the competition between similar projects, or projects looking to solve similar problems, began to rise. A deep schism was created in the crypto community, every group more determined than the other to fight for the success of the project it supports.
In such a climate, any statements directly comparing two projects are almost always going to wreak havoc within the crypto community, which is why most steer clear of any controversial statements. Weiss Crypto Ratings, on the other hand, doesn’t.
The rating company gas garnered quite a reputation for its inflammatory comments online. Just last week, the company went ahead with a very bold proposition, suggesting the XRP community should transfer to XLM, as Stellar had more of a “technological advantage” over Ripple’s platform.
Continuing to stir the pot, Weiss then tweeted another unsubstantiated claim, saying that Cardano was “vastly superior” to EOS.
Weiss followed up its assertion in a series of tweets starting with its observation that EOS has centralization problems.
Crypto community united over disdain towards Weiss
In a follow-up tweet, the company shared more details backing up its claim. Namely, Weiss Crypto said that the reason Cardano was superior to EOS was that it had just completed the first snapshot and balance check of the network for the Shelley incentivized testnet.
The explanation, as many users pointed out, sounded more like an advertisement for Cardano than a well-thought-out argument.
As expected, the statement caused quite a reaction on Twitter. Hundreds of users responded to the tweet and the reactions were mixed, to say the least. While some contested the assertion of Cardano’s superiority, saying EOS had a far bigger user base and potential, others were adamant in their defense of the yet-to-be-functional Cardano.
However, despite the vast differences in opinion, almost everyone seemed to agree on one thing—Weiss Ratings has lost the little credibility it had.
Leaving EOS and Cardano aside, there is an argument to be made here that a company that provides “unbiased” ratings of stocks, ETFs, financial institutions, and cryptocurrencies should restrain itself from making statements like these.
EOS.IO Creator Block.one Breaks Silence After Network Collapse
After the recent EOS-based airdrop of a shady token, the issue of a network governance became really contentious. Today, Block.one made their voice heard.
Block.one, the fintech team behind the EOS.IO blockchain, has issued their first public statement since the recent collapse of the EOS network. From the statement, few could have expected this kind of reaction.
Block.one: It’s Time to Step In
With Block.one holding of 9.5% of the total EOS tokens in circulation, many individuals began to publicly participate in discussing ideas and proposals about upgrading the network. More importantly is the fact that Block.one will begin participating in block producer voting:
We now feel ready to begin playing our proportional role, with the focus of continuing to support healthy upgrades of the EOS network, the official statement says.
It’s ironic and obvious that this forced decision by Block.one is characterized as an exciting milestone “marked by joining the EOS community in more actively furthering the iterative advancement of public blockchain development”. Apart from the BP-voting participation, the only action that is clearly disclosed is the launch of the #EOSGOV hashtag on social media, allowing the public to share their suggestions on how to improve the EOS blockchain.
EOS (De)Centralization: New Page in History
We can say with certainty that the decision made by the EOS.IO leaders will be widely criticized as one more step to EOS network centralization. This story started a year ago when severe whale-dominated nature of EOS.IO blockchain was disclosed. 69 % of native tokens were controlled by 100 accounts in November, 2018.
According to the Whiteblock Report, EOS acts not as blockchain, but as a cloud database, in which transactions may not be verified by cryptographical means. EOSians then reported the transactions, which were reversed by arbitrators.
The decision of Block.one to intervene in the block producer voting process is because of the EOS network cohesion, when the CPU capacity of users were overloaded by an airdrop.