Since we’re on a long dry spell for a few weeks now, it’s good to hear that there is still movement if we take a closer look.
The problems of the network, that has suffered quite a bit, are caused by the reduced amount of spammers in the main network.
As mentioned again and again: the devs are stress testing the new version, so they need all available hash power to ensure its functionality and security.
That’s the right way!
That being said, if people want to support the Tangle in its current situation: set up your own full node, with fresh neighbors and spam the Tangle, even if it’s just for a few days.
As an addition: Yassin, the private escrow from iotaexchange.com has problems to withdraw iotas because the majority of transactions won’t confirm. And the list gets longer!
There is no fraudulent or malicious intent involved. With the new version, we all get the funds laying on YDX.
When this new version is ready to be used, we will also see a new era of speed, reliability, scalability and opportunities.
Blockchains will have a very hard time when the majority of developers, companies, and investors realize the true potential of IOTA.
That moment will occur, when the stress-test results are published, IOTA hits exchanges and the people feel the speed of IOTA firsthand.
A moment everyone is looking forward to.
In the meantime, have a look at the newest changes, additions, and developments in the IOTA ecosystem.
The main Slack of IOTA, the room for development, interesting conversations, the soil of good ideas has grown to a huge number of 3000 people already.
Last week, @Eragmus uploaded a little plot with an exponential curve of all members over time.
— IOTA (@iotatoken) May 9, 2017
This trend is continuing upwards as lots of people are looking for an entry into “Yassin Dex”, but we also have a good amount of people, that followed the call of the ecosystem fund.
Either way, this is a splendid sign of what IOTA has become: A fast growing community that is interested in the disruptive capabilities of this distributed ledger technology.
A few striking additions have been announced.
These guys were already working with IOTA for a while, but the time has come to give them credit and to show who’s working behind the scenes.
Great people with enthusiastic, likable attitude, capabilities and of course a big impact on the whole project.
The IOTA Foundation is built of experts in their special fields, therefore it’s no surprise that they do what they do: they present their ideas and possibilities in conjunction with IOTA.
Thanks for your efforts!
— techUK (@techUK) May 8, 2017
Right now, Co-Founder Dominik Schiener is visiting a few important companies at the US-west coast (no info about who, when, what) , and after that, he is going to present IOTA at Consensus 2017 in New York, a great opportunity in the world of Blockchains, Fintech to show the world what’s coming after Blockchains.
Founder David Sønstebø’s plans to speak at Consensus 2017 changed due to an unforeseen accident, where David suffered an injury at his zygomatic bone.
Let’s hope for a speedy recovery!
Next on the agenda are the Accenture Open Talks on May 30th, where IOTA presents its technology.
IOTA will be at Accenture Open Talks presenting on the future of distributed ledger technology on May 30th pic.twitter.com/SUcDIl2Gq4
— IOTA (@iotatoken) May 12, 2017
We have to keep in mind, that these are personal efforts, and not a matter of course that they put in their free time and energy to represent IOTA again and again.
Sure, that sounds like I was praising them like some saints, but to be honest: which project you know, has founders and devs that work relentlessly to spread the word, to build an ecosystem and community?
If there is one, I’m pretty sure it’s there for a way longer time, and it’s already listed, like Ethereum or Bitcoin.
These efforts here all happen before a listing, in very serious realms, hence my enthusiasm that IOTA is a spectacular project that has to be reckoned with!
Here is just a small selection of the newest articles about IOTA.
Since the respective authors took their time, I suggest, you read them on your own:
The overwhelming Bull market
Since the Blockchain technology as a whole gains attention everywhere, billions of Dollars are flooding into these new markets.
The recent astonishing bull market reached a total capitalization of almost $70 billion.
Most of these listed technologies are functioning on a Blockchain, so they all share the same problem: scalability.
The recent adoption, therefore, is both: good and bad because once the mass markets try to use Blockchains, they rise in value but also suffer
the consequences that we know as slow transactions, higher transaction fees and as an end result, a technical barrier to progress.
The Tangle, as we know, is scaling better, the more people use it. -Without fees.
So my personal opinion is that, with the rising adoption, there is no better investment as IOTA.
As of today, IOTAs cap is around ~$200 million. The listing alone will show how much it can rise and believe me, it will, just because the technical
circumstances of IOTA in this “blockchain-era” are absolutely outstanding.
I said it when the market cap was at $20 million (x10 since then), and I’m still going to stick to that when we hit $2 billion market cap:
There is no limit!
The next weeks will be vital and hopefully filled with great milestones. Well, we do not know otherwise.
Stay tuned and have a nice week,