Must-watch: 500 Billion Reasons why IOTA

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Autoersatzteile Online-Markt autoteiletrend.de bietet ab sofort IOTA-Bezahlungen an

Autoersatzteile Online-Markt autoteiletrend.de bietet ab sofort IOTA-Bezahlungen an

Magdeburg.
Der überregionale online Shop autoteiletrend.de kündigte gestern Abend gegenüber Tangleblog.com an, nun Deutschlands erster online Autoteile-Markt zu sein, der ab sofort IOTA Bezahlungen akzeptiert.

Der qualifizierte Onlineshop bietet über 300.000 Ersatzteile an, darunter Bremsen, Elektrik, Zubehör und einen Großteil der Ersatz-und Verschleißteile fast jeder Automarke.

Alle Teile werden in Originalteilqualität versendet und werden ab einem Warenkorb von 100€ kostenlos innerhalb Deutschlands versendet, aber auch in den Großteil der Europäischen Union und in die Schweiz.

Dass Autoteiletrend nun auf IOTA setzt ist für beide Branchen eine progressiver Trend, der im Internet der Dinge, aber auch im Bereich E-commerce immer aktueller wird: Die Nutzung von Distributed Ledger Technologien, die wie IOTA auf Dezentralität, Datensicherheit und Geschwindigkeit setzen.


IOTA hat darüber hinaus den großen Vorteil, dass weder für den Käufer noch Verkäufer Gebühren seitens des Bezahlanbieters entstehen und keine Mittelmänner wie Paypal oder Mastercard federführend sind.

Denn IOTA Transaktionen sind für Empfänger und Sender ohne Mehrkosten durchführbar, da es keine Firma mit Gewinnabsicht im Hintergrund gibt, sondern eine non-profit Organisation aus Berlin:
www.iota.org

IOTA wurde demletzt immer wieder im Deutschen Mittelstand als ein vielversprechendes zukünftiges Daten und Werte-Transaktionsmedium besprochen, was an vielen Innovationsfronten Probleme lösen will.
Darunter ein Entledigen von Transaktionskosten, dem Erreichen der Netzwerkskalierbarkeit, Zusicherung von Datenintegrität und auch ein Umdenken und Transformieren hin zur Machine-to-Machine Ökonomie.

Erst vor wenigen Wochen kündigte Jaguar Land Rover an, ein IOTA basiertes Smartwallet in seine Fahrzeuge einbauen zu wollen, wenn die Projektphase beendet sei.
Hunderte weitere Firmen (darunter Bosch, VW, Fujitsu, DXC und STM) eruieren, ob IOTA eine passende Lösung ist, Daten oder Werte zu transferieren, denn der zukünftige Standard verspricht einige ernstzunehmende technische Neuerungen, die bei der globalen Vernetzung für Nutzer und Firmen deutliche Verbesserungen zu zentralisierten Anbietern versprechen.

Hacks oder Veränderungen von einmal eingepflegten Daten sind so nicht mehr möglich und der Zugriff durch Dritte kann ausgeschlossen werden.
Auch das schädliche Mining, also das Erstellen kryptographischer Währungen für Rechenkraft wie beim Bitcoin ist bei IOTA nicht vorhanden, eine Klimabelastung wird daher ausgeschlossen.

Bei Fragen zum Thema IOTA wenden Sie sich bitte per Email an mich:

limo [at] tangleblog [dot] com


Post Scriptum Paracosm’s Caer Sidi Pre-Sale Stage 1 is almost here!

Post Scriptum Paracosm’s Caer Sidi Pre-Sale Stage 1 is almost here!

The foretold Armageddon has happened…
Post Scriptum Paracosm is the new, distant rising star in the gaming universe, which opens brand-new PC/VR/mobile worlds directly after the Christian apocalypse.
Paracosm’s team invites you to the Caer Sidi Presale – Stage 1 – starting tomorrow, March 1st, 2019, for one month only.

This first stage is aimed at traders that are buying a bigger amount of the credits which are being used in their in-house marketplace Caer Sidi when the platform goes online (planned 1st May 2019).
Additionally, traders can purchase Paracosm keys which are representing accounts (which people need in order to play) that are validated in the distributed registry of the Tangle DLT of IOTA. Paracosm’s team announced that they would rely on Hyperledger’s tech, as long as IOTA’s Tangle is not production-ready.

According to Paracosm’s team: “Pre-Sale offers for trades will have limitations on the minimum number of items: not less than 6000 Caer Sidi Credits or not less than 666 Paracosm Keys for one purchase. During the Pre-Sale, both keys and credits will be available at a 50% discount.

They added that:

1 Caer Sidi Credit represents 1 Euro.
1 Paracosm Key has a base price of 9 Euros
.

But in this pre-sale, buyers get a 50% discount. 
Traders, therefore, need to invest a minimum of €3000 for the Caer Sidi credits and minimum €2997 for the Paracosm Keys.

The second stage of the pre-sale starts on 11th March and is aimed at traders and gamers.

Gaming Bundles

From March 11th, traders and gamers can purchase gaming-bundles.

High-end Champions-Bundle for enthusiasts

Paracosm’s team listed all bundles on their website. The respective prices of the bundles will be announced soon.

What are the take-away points?

-> There are six different bundles.

-> Each bundle offers Caer Sidi Credits that are used as an in-game currency.

-> Each bundle contains the Post Scriptum Collectible Token Game.

-> Each bundle contains the Altar: the War of Gods Collectible Token Game.

-> Bigger bundles contain Paracosm Keys, booster packs, RPG invites for friends, key skins, tangible/real or blank Paracosm keys and even a tabletop version of Altar: the War of Gods depending on how much you want to pay.

Is this offer interesting for traders and gamers?

My personal opinion is that it’s worth a shot.
Although we are at the intersection of crypto-currency, gaming, and cross-reality, I’m not sure if this investment should be compared to the ICO’s from 2017.

Post Scriptum Paracosm is a gaming platform and this is more like a crowd-funding.
Building decentralized networks is fairly different than building a gaming platform, luck or chance don’t decide if this story will be a success since this is no pure pioneer-work.
Paracosm’s team has shown in-game footage of Post Scriptum Paracosm, footage of the Collectible Token Game and lots of merchandise.

We know that parts of the game are already playable, the artwork is solid and interesting and the outlook is splendid. VR/XR is the next natural step of gaming, so investing in an ambitious project like this is a good decision IMO.

One comparison to ICO’s and crowdfundings is interesting, though. Traders should know that Sergey Invancheglo aka CFB has a track record of being a wonderful person to follow when it comes to innovation and investment.

The projects he foundet and developed had the best return on investments overall: NXT and IOTA.

ROI since ICO on Icostats.com. First and Second place: NXT and IOTA

From a traders standpoint, it even makes sense to follow him blindly after these facts -especially in a pre-sale.

From a gamers perspective, it also makes sense to invest in an upcoming gaming platform that offers an innovative world and possibly high future-prices for traded in-game goods like unique cards from the boosters or just a rising price for the Caer Sidi-Credits.
In-game items have shown promising price developments when enough people were competing for the best skin or the most unique card.
A prime example would be “1500$ for a black school uniform set, 1400$ for PlayerUnknown’s set, 600$ for a bandana” in Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. These items were bought for just a few Dollars each.

Another example would be the value of Magic: the Gathering cards which were created in their respective year or a special edition only a few thousand times and which are being traded for thousands of Dollars these days, rising.

To draw my personal conclusion: Yes. I will invest and I will play because I think that the Paracosm team is capable of creating a thriving world for millions of players in the future. Full steam ahead!

I’m back. A small statement.

I’m back. A small statement.

As I’m sure some of my readers have noticed, I decided to take a break shortly after Christmas.
Blogging, but especially the Youtube publications are a great pleasure for me, but due to the current situation, I had to take a break to recharge my battery because in the last weeks I noticed that I was no longer an asset for the IOTA ecosystem.

Maybe some of you are thinking now that I have taken a sabbatical leave because of FUD, the bear market or physical illness, but that is not the case.
I rather see it as a realignment.

After over two years of fighting misinformation and trolls, I needed a break to regenerate my energy.
As a freelance publicist, I face a great hurdle: the organization of my life, in psychological, financial, organizational regards, but also because I want to make the best of it.

A change of perspective is often my way of choice to assess a situation, in this case, my own.
From my perspective, the IOTA endeavor has become a serious matter, which I naturally want to support with full commitment. For this, I need the right resources, creativity, a structure for what I do and ultimately the wisdom to take a break from time to time, because, of course, I don’t have an employer who gives me holidays in accordance with the law. Only I am.
The weekly podcasts and Youtube videos, as well as the articles and in general: “keeping up to date” sound like a relaxed job at first, and I couldn’t ask for anything better, but the constancy of the information and innovation density is what slowly pulls on you.
What falls by the wayside is the very important creativity and for me a sovereign position, which I have to maintain in these times of a complicated market, and the social media voices we all have to face.
Cryptocurrencies are still in their infancy. So far, competition, greed, and uncertainty have ruled the social media channels, but this will certainly settle in the continuing stagnant market so that the “trolls” are filtered out. At this point, I would like to appeal to the people out there that there is a person behind every account and that everyone should be a human more often. ROI is not everything. Healthy progress and communication is.

My financial situation has improved by the fact that Paracosm Ltd. decided to make a generous donation to me.
Journalism is a matter close to my heart, just like gaming. The Paracosm will be connected to the Tangle, and the cross-reality and the sandbox environment it contains will create a wonderful development landscape for the gamers among us, which I look forward to. It will be my pleasure to put one of my Foci on XR, Paracosm, Post Scriptum and the gaming landscape, because this is one of my favorite hobbies, apart from this world. Thank you so much for that.

I would like to keep my Youtube and article formats, but I also would like to point out that from now on I will proceed according to the time and energy I have. Forgive me, If there are days without a Sunday Banter. I’m working on improving myself overall and a continuous production is clearly the goal, but I can’t always promise that in this very stressful environment.

Many thanks for the patience and the kind, and progressive people in the IOTA Ecosystem and the IOTA Foundation. 2019 will be another important milestone for all of us!

Steffen Vogt // Limo

Semmelweis-Reflex, Subjectivism and Mob Mentality. IOTA fighting Goliath’s in this War of Blockchains.

Semmelweis-Reflex, Subjectivism and Mob Mentality. IOTA fighting Goliath’s in this War of Blockchains.

Do you think you’re a critical thinker who’s smarter than those who define the rules of this shark-pond of crypto-currencies, and smarter than those who spread the lies (you’re already convinced of) in the first place?

Then you defy subjectivity and basic functions of the human psyche. Good for you.

If not, you may want to read my thoughts about what is happening here.

Let’s make a game out of your ability to distinguish between truth and lies. After you read this blog post, you go out and look for lies in articles and videos. It’s pretty easy.

Disclosure: I’m invested in IOTA, but the difference to those I mention here is: I never attack other projects or people, I just defend IOTA.


The daily routine. I get up, brush my teeth, make coffee, read social media. And then I correct lies about IOTA.

Lies and insults that originate not only from unknown trolls but also from renowned academics.

Well-known online magazines stir up hatred and process old news from which IOTA cured itself months ago.

But how can this be?
What are we missing here?
Is IOTA a scam?
Or do we see other forces at work, which seem surreal given the fact that many of those lies are presented by would-be solid sources?

I have made it my business to correct these lies and -out of context information- that can be read every day.

Every weekend I hold English and German podcasts on youtube and I present all the facts with their primary sources. This is a fundamental requirement, because we are not in a hip area but in a highly complicated, sensitive and not always easy to understand innovation river-delta, which not only wants to replace the sea of legacy systems with fresh water, but also has to ensure that it is not brackish water that it’s creating. This whole ecosystem was created in order to be an improvement, not a burden.

From the continent of crypto-currencies, several rivers are flowing into the technological ocean.

IOTA postulates to be the first clean, sustainable, fresh sweet water river, so naturally, other streams are unsatisfied and contaminate it as much as they can. And there are many.

Time to draw a line.

This habitus of mine has evolved over the past 18 months. Uncover lies, expose liars, present primary sources.

Of course, that’s not the only thing that has developed.

IOTA continues to bring good news, collaborations and reasons to put it above a level of Bitcoin when it comes to the question: which project is more legit?

At this point, the minds are divided, but IOTA has an advantage in this regard.

IOTA, or better the Foundation as the supportive organisation is registered and recognised as a charitable foundation in Germany.

Of course, we have already seen unimaginable things. It could be possible that a scam could overcome even the highest legal organs in a highly developed country like Germany. There could also be an alien under your bed right now.
IOTA, however, has been in focus since the beginning of its development and had to prove itself against countless windmills and Goliath’s.

Which in this world only works with transparency, a lot of work and confidence building.

The alleged vulnerability in August 2017 has been a major publicity stunt in order to besmirch IOTA. No funds were ever at risk and the problem was no problem. Cold coffee.

Therefore, let’s take a look at the questions that really matter.

Who are the accusers?
How exactly does IOTA counter the accusations?
What exactly can end the discussion?

When I used the image of David against Goliath, I should have used Alfred Wegener against the establishment.

The continental drift is one of the basic scientific facts, everyone has agreed upon.

When Alfred Wegener postulated his results of research back in the early 1910’s, the scientific dinosaurs rejected his theory until the late 1950’s and he faced constant resistance as long as he was living. Part of that was that he described the continental drift slightly wrong (continental borders vs shorelines), another part was that the renowned geologists didn’t want to accept this new paradigm as they would lose their credibility.

The discussion reached a deadlock until he died in 1930 in Greenland. In the early 1960’s, researchers found evidence that he was indeed right and accepted his theory posthumously.

This is fairly different to today’s landscape. Today we have angry Twitter discussions, ad hominem and kardashian’esque behaviour even in scientific circles.

Today, we live in an interconnected world. Scientific results, opinions, and reactions are just one tweet away and we can support our claims with computers, and the global community of scientists and skilled autodidacts can participate when sensitive topics are discussed.

Three things, however, never changed.

First: The ability of the human psyche to stick to the opinion of the majority. Bandwagoning works and is rarely a choice of free will.

Second: Scientists still hate to lose their credibility.

As a result, the Semmelweis-reflex kicks in and hinders progress. From Wikipedia: “The Semmelweis reflex or “Semmelweis effect” is a metaphor for the reflex-like tendency to reject new evidence or new knowledge because it contradicts established norms, beliefs or paradigms.”

A third reason that changed the behaviour of scientists changes also the whole discussion. I come to that at a later point. The cold coffee first.

In August 2017, IOTA fell victim to a coordinated attack that did not aim to protect people, provide technical assistance, or prevent a scam. No.
It was undoubtedly a plot of upsetting the research community against IOTA, so that it would suffocate in the strong headwind. Due to relentless work, clarification and presentation of facts, the headwind was reduced to a point where it’s merely a nuisance, but right now, as the biggest industrial fair, the Hannover Messe is happening, it starts to gain strength again as many magazines and “scientists” remind everyone how “bad” IOTA really is. Without facts, just via mob mentality. What a coincidence.

There are many rivers that form a delta and want to disrupt the sea of legacy systems.

Some rivers are larger, some smaller. A few are there for a long time and had to move mountains to reach the sea, and some are dirty.
The majority of rivers are held back due to technological dams.
There are even rivers that were never aiming to flood the ocean, just a private pond.
And many former whitewater are running dry these days.
There is much to win, and much to lose.
Everyone has skin in the game when it’s about money.

Who are the accusers?

Summarized: I didn’t find any accuser that is not invested in Bitcoin, Ethereum or connected projects like Zcash. Every single source is a dirty river that is looking to get the majority of the technological ocean. There is not even a single exception!
These people are not interested in an open and fair debate in order to support progress, they are solely protecting their money.

-The Digital Currency Group behind Coindesk.

-Cointelegraph (CEO Victoria Vaughan is an ex-Angel investor with Bitcoin)

-The Digital Currency Initiative, DCI, which is part of the MIT. Conflict of Interests.

-Assistant Prof. of Johns Hopkins Private University, Prof. Matthew D. Green. Conflict of Interest

-Countless Bitcoin Maximalists such as Andreas Brekken Conflict of Interest, Richard Heart or even Andreas M. Antonopoulos that jumped on the bandwagon to hate IOTA after the wrong allegations.

-Former Forbes/Nasdaq/Coindesk contributor Amy Castor. COI1  COI2 COI3 (paid by venture capital company), (writing in favour of Bitcoin), (writing how to buy Zcash – she was also part of Zcash ad-campaign)

-Ethereum Core Dev Nick Johnson.

-Bitcoin Core Dev Peter Todd

-Dozens of Cryptographers that are either falling prey to the Semmelweis reflex or supporting their colleagues with mob mentality.

The third point is: Cryptographers, magazines owned by venture capital companies such as Coindesk or Cointelegraph have a monetary interest in promoting the systems they invested in.

This scientific discussion shifted into an economic discussion.

Remember this whenever you read articles in the crypto-sphere: These are not the actions of independent scientist or magazines, these are the actions of the textbook homo oeconomicus that is acting as a rational agent to increase his financial situation and level of influence.

How exactly does IOTA counter the accusations?

IOTA countered allegations in several ways.

  1. Open letters to everyone where they explain that at no point funds were at risk. Fact is: No one lost money except due to the price-collapse after the DCI-allegations.
  2. Transparency compendium (before the irresponsible disclosure of the DCI)
  3. The official response to the DCI allegation
  4. Security Audit of the allegedly flawed cryptographic scheme curl-p by Cybercrypt
  5. Setting up of a Non-profit organization under German law
  6. Collecting a team of scientists that research the Tangle
  7. Under the advisors are also advisors with international reputation:

    -Dr. Rolf Werner – Head of Fujitsu Europe
    -Johann Jungwirth – CTO of Volkswagen
    -Hongquan Jiang – Robert Bosch VC
    -Prof. Gur Huberman – Columbia Business School
    -Prof. Joachim Taiber – CTO of the International Transportation Innovation Center


What can end the discussion?

The answer is short: Building trust.

The IOTA Foundation has two very important processes in place that are nearly completed.

1) the Curl-p peer review by Cybercrypt

2) the peer review of the trinity wallet of the Accessec GmBH

Apart from that, there are developments behind the curtains that are also very important to form a practical version of IOTA vision.

Equilibria in the Tangle‘ is the fundamental and necessary research that is researching consensus, good and bad actors in the Tangle. This research is done by Dr.Serguei Popov, Olivia Saa, and Paulo Finardi

The confirmation timings are researched by Bartosz Kuśmierz

All research around IOTA can be found here: Link

 


To draw a conclusion:

IOTA has become a transparent project that is actively researching and developing in lightspeed.

It’s regulated under German law and it’s solving the scalability and fee-issues of common Blockchains. Naturally not everyone likes this project because it ends the mining centralization of Bitcoin and others.

People follow their investment, scientists are people.

In the end, critical minds and critical investors decide if they believe biased sources that besmirch IOTA on every occasion or if they stick to official sources, transparency and global companies that decided to use IOTA over other blockchain/DLT projects.

Countless companies such as Fujitsu, Volkswagen or Bosch are working with IOTA.

Latest results were shared on the Hannover Messe 2018:

Featured Image: India Today
In case of success

In case of success

Let me tell you a story about what lies ahead. Possibly.

A cryptocurrency trader and a stock market trader meet at a coffee store.

The stocks trader wears an expensive suit and the smile of a high school quarterback.  Brown Lacoste shoes and his Aston Martin keys are completing the image of success, let alone his self-assured, cocky demeanor. A second, golden key tag says “tu casa es mi casa“, Wallstreet humor.

He worked several years to reach financial independence that goes way beyond filling his fridge with Moët.

Trading derivatives of mortgages is still profitable he thinks, as he scans the people around him. Even in 2018, ten years after the global economic apocalypse.

“Not everyone can be a winner. I guess these crickets will learn it the hard way when the next mortgage bubble destroys the futures of so many. Good to be on top, yikes!” he reminds himself.

The grayish hoodie sweater next to him orders a bagel and a coffee with milk.

Carl invested in cryptocurrency in 2015, when Ethereum came up for the first time. Yesterday, he watched a documentary about the “Big Short” – The perverted financial carousel almost destroyed society. Ironically, the easy gains of the stock market attracted lots of qualified, smart people. Physicists, mathematicians, “High-frequency trading” has become the exploitative face of the trading landscape as everyone is trying to reach the next percent ROI.

Automated bots are pushing fractions of numbers, a thousand times a second. Particle distribution models and statistic schemes are fuel for these lines of code that are fighting a war against competing bots on the backs of the working class. The obsessive efforts of these HF-traders creating these quant-bots ended in a subjective tunnel, that let them forget what they are trading there. Little green numbers are important, not the real-world consequences.

Wouldn’t it be better if we reach a time where the smart people are compensated for their efforts in their respective profession? The economization of the education system is a problem, he concludes.

“I don’t think this peafowl in a suit is one of the smart kids, though. I better get back home before I start a revolution” as he rescues a slice of tomato and flips a quarter into a cup of a homeless, that is sitting in front of the coffee store.

Carl studied sustainability and found relief in the vision of Satoshi Nakamoto, Vitalik Buterin, David Sønstebø and Come-from-Beyond.

Although cryptoland is rarely unified in their politics, they are in their understanding of what is needed and what not.

The world of stocks/derivative traders and cryptocurrency couldn’t be more different in terms of the outcome.

One side is aiming for individual profits, another one is aiming for a healthy globalization, equality, a better life for everyone. In theory at least.

In case of success, DLT’s will conquer most of the industries for the better.

In case of success, the Semmelweis reflex has been averted.

Today we know that the economic structure of expansion in the world is endless. If China can raise its per head income, other, cheaper countries and areas will produce next. Bangladesh, Africa, parts of the Middle East.

If they can also raise their per head income in a few years, there is no country left that can produce even cheaper.

Expansion on a global scale will find its nemesis in this model of globalization.

In case of success of distributed ledger technologies, though, we can create a landscape of automated cyber-physical systems, that can create value for all of us, without expansion and shifting the production locations.

If we look into the near future, these systems give us the opportunity to silence the bad voices, that tend to aim for an accumulation of wealth.

Instead, we can create a universal basic income.

This idea is not communistic, it’s solution oriented.

With a value-creating industry, we could ensure the adequate supply for everyone. Without expansion, without taking what’s his or hers.

Smart contracts, distributed hard drives, microtransactions.

Tamperproof elections, no mighty intermediaries, no hurdles to send value from Monaco to Somalia.

A world of opportunities opens up that looks so bright compared to the inequality, that can be easily identified, even in western countries, when you go into a coffee store and look around.

The sector model of Jean Fourastié, Allan Fisher and Colin Clark that describes the shifting sectors of industrial nations should be recognized as a model of a transformational period only.

Now, when we have the chance to use ways to face the problems of today, we should use them.

Cryptographic technologies are not for personal gain. That’s the old model.

La casa puede pertenecer a todos