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What is EOS Coin?
EOS is one of the most powerful blockchain platforms for decentralised applications. It is similar to the Ethereum platform but faster, more scalable, and allows users to build decentralized applications more efficiently. The EOS.IO platform is being developed by a private company, block.one, and will allow to process millions of transactions per second through horizontal scaling, making older ecosystems, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, feel like an old 1980s personal computer with extremely limited computing capabilities.
A total of 1 billion EOS.IO tokens are being distributed on the Ethereum blockchain over a period of 341 days, using a smart contract. EOS.IO officially becomes an open-source software on June 1st, 2018, opening up the floor to developers to exploit the EOS coin’s potential. Conversely, EOS.IO tokens owners act as shareholders of traditional public companies, that way the owners are able to cast votes and participate in the governance of the blockchain, in proportion to their stake. It is for these reasons, that financial analysts worldwide claim that EOS is the future of distributed companies and blockchain.
EOS Coin In The Cryptocurrency Market
EOS.IO was launched by Dan Larimer, founder and creator of Bitshares and Steem, two cryptocurrency platforms that still run today. Was first announced at a conference in 2017 with a peculiar ICO (Initial Coin Offering) launch; the distribution period of the token spans over a period of nearly a year according to the following schedule:
- 200,000,000 EOS Token (20% of the total) distributed over a 5-day period beginning June 26th,
2017 and ending on July 1st, 2017
- 700,000,000 EOS Tokens (70% of the total) split into 350 consecutive 23 hour periods
of 2,00,000 tokens beginning July 1st, 2017
- 100,000,000 EOS (10% of the total) reserved for block.one.
EOS initial price was $5 per token, but then quickly dropped, to reach a low of around $0.48. In November 2017, EOS.IO started to rise, to reach an all-time high of around $13 in January 2018. The market capitalization of EOS has grown nearly ten-fold in the first 6 months.
Whilst EOS.IO still remains largely conceptual, there are already potential advantages:
- It’s scalable horizontally and vertically (millions of transactions per second with asynchronous communication and parallel processing)
- It’s an open source ecosystem
- Transactions are 100% fee free (via an ownership model whereby users own and are entitled to use resources based on their stake instead of paying for transactions)
- Simplification of processes like bug fixing and changes to the blockchain
However, the future of EOS remains uncertain. No one can tell for sure if this e-coin will gain popularity as a transaction currency.
Traders and investors alike will continue to participate in the ICO and token distribution until the official launch of the open-source platform on June 1st, 2018, scrutinizing the breakthroughs that the development team will reach over these months.
The EOS Coin Timeline – The birth of a revolutionary ecosystem
- Beginning of 2017 – Launch of the new EOS blockchain.
- June 26, 2017 – First 200,000,000 EOS token are allocated.
- July 1, 2017 – Allocation of the remaining 700,000,000 EOS tokens over a period of 350 days.
- June 1, 2018 – Release of the EOS.IO open-source software to the community.
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EOS Trading FAQ
- Is EOS cryptocurrency a good investment?
That depends on who you ask. If you believe that EOS can overtake Ethereum and Bitcoin as the top cryptocurrencies then yes it could be an excellent investment. However, if you don’t believe that the EOS project lives up to its hype, then it would be considered a bad investment. One thing that is good about it is that you can trade it just like any other cryptocurrency. And just like any other cryptocurrency it is quite volatile, which can lead to some excellent trading opportunities.
- What is the benefit of trading CFDs on EOS cryptocurrency?
There are actually a number of benefits to using CFDs to trade cryptocurrency. One of the best benefits is that since you aren’t trading the actual cryptocurrency you won’t have to worry about wallets, or private keys, or hackers stealing your coins. You’ll be able to simply trade on the price changes in the underlying cryptocurrency. Another benefit to trading CFDs at AvaTrade is the 1:20 leverage we offer on cryptocurrencies. When added to the already volatile nature of EOS it does increase potential risks, but it also dramatically increases the potential rewards. And when trading CFDs at AvaTrade you benefit from our regulation, our reputation, and our strong position in the CFD industry.
- Is EOS a dying cryptocurrency?
That’s debatable, but what is certain is that the price of EOS has been trending ever lower since it hit its all-time high in April 2018. It has seen several spikes since then, but the highs are always lower than the previous highs, and the lows are then lower than the previous lows. During 2020 while many top cryptocurrencies were making new highs alongside the gains in Bitcoin popped higher only briefly before dropping back near prior levels. While this behaviour is bad for the EOS faithful, it could be considered good for traders who might find a way to take advantage of the downtrend in EOS.