With the emergence of the cross-chain technology leader Polkadot in 2021, side-chain and cross-chain technologies are now a must-have for every worthy public chain project. Since its beginning, IOST has established a set of architectures for the future development of multi-chains, in order to allow any blockchain project to connect and better carry out the exchange of information. Cross-chain protocols are equivalent to establishing a bridge between all projects, and IOST has one.

5 March 2021, IOST successfully completed the testnet for cross-chain bridge and is at the final development stage for building a cross-chain transfer bridge to the Polkadot…

19 April 2021, IOST is listed in the Crypto.com App, and joins the growing list of 100+ supported cryptocurrencies and stablecoins.

The popular crypto app is #9 on the Coingecko Exchange list by trustscore when this article is published.

This month, Crypto.com will collaborate more with IOST and extend its RSS Feed Function on Price Page to its token partners — including IOST.

The RSS feed integration means that IOST can share its latest updates with Crypto.com’s 10 million users and community. This crypto news section will provide a great traffic boost to the IOST site, as it enables Crypto.com…

In order to enhance IOST's potential and existing users’ experience as well as improve IOST’s branding, the IOST foundation is looking for a team of designers to revamp the official IOST website.

The IOST website revamp is also an answer to various feedback from our community members. We expect to see its transformation into a higher quality, more professional, and user-friendly design that aligns with our marketing goals.

Whether you are a node partner, a developer team, or a community member, feel free to contact us to discuss the work, goals, and quotations.

We are open to working with anyone…

Updated on 3 June 2021

This year, IOST strikes collaborations with global top exchanges and able to extend our outreach to more global crypto investors and traders. We are delighted with this progress and will continue working towards bringing IOST to more users.

Let’s recap of IOST’s exchange partners since the beginning of 2021.

This article shall be updated from time to time.

1. Gate.io

26 May 2021, to foster the increasing application of USD stablecoin as a prepaid means of payment, the Platinum Egg team — IOST Node Partner, and Game Developer announced the launch of IRC-20 USDA- a US Dollar-pegged stablecoin on the IOST blockchain.

USDA pegged 1:1 to the US Dollars can be purchased with US Dollars, Japanese Yen, BTC, ETH, and IOST.

Notably, USDA is not the first stablecoin issued on IOST this year.

In a bid to promote the use of Japanese Yen stablecoins as a prepaid means of payment, the Platinum Egg team- IOST Node Partner, and Game Developer announced the issuance of IRC-20 JPYA (JPY Stablecoin) based on the IOST blockchain. The JPYA stablecoin is pegged 1:1 to the Japanese Yen and can be purchased with Japanese Yen, BTC, ETH, and IOST.

This follows a long-term partnership between IOST and the Platinum Egg team- a seasoned blockchain game & service developer in Japan who is best known for their popular CrossLink game which gains over 170,000 downloads and their IOST-based NFT…

🎉To celebrate the fast-growing IOST community and engage #iostians, we are thrilled to launch the IOST Fan Contest today for the very first time! Hooray!

📷 To join, submit a photo that resembles the IOST logo with hashtag #IOSTIANSCREATE on Twitter

✏️You can take a photo, draw a fan-art picture, paint your nails with the IOST logo, get a temporary (or even permanent) IOST logo tattoo, get an IOST haircut, etc…. You name it, you have it! Sky is the limit so get ready to unleash your creativity! Feel free to submit more than one entry for a higher chance of winning.

Don’t forget to follow IOST Official Twitter & IOST CEO Jimmy Zhong’s Twitter

🏆5 creative winners will receive an IOST mug* each ☕🥤🍵


7 May 2021, IOST has formally joined forces with Moonstake to enable staking functionality for IOST coin on Moonstake wallets.

Moonstake started in the staking business last year with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, Moonstake has developed the most user-friendly wallets for both Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS / Android) that are compatible with over 2000 cryptocurrencies.

After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake’s total staking assets now sit at over $993 million and the Moonstake platform is now one of the top 15 largest staking service providers globally in…

On May 6, 2021, IOST is excited to announce a new partnership with LinkFlow to further expand the DeFi and Prime Brokerage sectors to the IOST ecosystem.

IOST x LinkFlow

Linkflow is a new digital asset service platform that provides seamless information on the broad cryptocurrency ecosystem, suggesting a way for customers to access a variety of digital assets. Recently, Linkflow token (Linkflow Token-LF) has been listed on Bithumb, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges based in South Korea, taking one step closer to the goal of building a more advanced prime brokerage and DeFi service platform.

The Ethereum network still has low…

After collaborating with Manga artists with NFTs, the Platinum Egg team released the first audio track NFTs by music creators on their IOST marketplace, TOKENLKINK.

Notably, this audio track can be used as a game item on CrossLink game, and every time it is sold to a new buyer, the audio creator will earn 10% loyalty of the sale price.

The first music audio is “Burning castle” by KAYY, as a guitarist and composer of the band fu-ca. He made his major debut on Universal Music (Japan)-Delicious Deli Records. …

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