IOST Bi-Weekly Report | Strong Mainnet Growth Continues. Multiple Partnerships and Investment Deals Announced.
IOST Bi-Weekly Report is a publication to share IOST’s latest community development, global market expansion and ecosystem developments with IOST community.
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(A) Community Growth
(B) Mainnet Statistics
(C) Ecosystem Development
1. Milestone Reached — IOST Network Transactions Exceeded Ethereum In Just One Month
As of 6 April 2019, the IOST network hit an important milestone — it processed 580,231 transactions, exceeding Ethereum’s transaction volume of 558,272 by over 20,000 transactions!
2. BlockGroup Announced IOST Investment
BlockGroup, the parent company of BlockVC, announced the establishment of a $200 million M&A fund in the secondary market or high-quality blockchain assets strategic holdings, to enhance the project’s operating capital strength. BlockGroup disclosed its second investment target on April 1st — the world’s fourth largest DApp public chain platform IOST.
3. Cobo Supports IOST Dapps
As an IOST Partner, Cobo has now implemented full support of IOST Dapps. Users can now access all DApps on IOST through Cobo wallet.
4. IOST Foundation Embarks on Token Buyback and Lockup Program
On April 2nd, IOST Foundation announced start of buyback and lockup program in 2019. IOST Foundation plans to launch buyback programs on a regular basis in 2019 and 2020 to grow the IOST holdings of the Foundation and further serve as a long-term ecosystem incentive for investors and token holders.
IOST Foundation will also extend the Foundation token lockup program from 2018 into 2019. During this period, the tokens held by IOST Foundation will continue to be locked up (except for rewards for node partners, developers and various marketing campaigns).
5. IOST Unveils Secret Weapon — OASIS
OASIS is a comprehensive platform invested by IOST. Through OASIS, users no longer need to navigate the confusing maze of gas / resources in order to acess and enjoy Dapps. OASIS lower barriers for Dapp users, enabling those without sufficient knowledge of wallet and technology to join the IOST ecosystem.
6. AlphaCoin Invested In IOST
On April 3, the venture capital fund AlphaCoin officially announced that it will support high-quality blockchain projects with a $100 million investment fund. IOST is among its first major investment projects. This investment will continue to empower IOST in areas such as blockchain ecosystem, asset management, and community building.
7. Aerospace Partnership with Ehang and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
In this exciting public-private partnership with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), IOST will work alongside EHang, one of the world’s largest UAV players, to deliver a secure and reliable data management system for (CAAC) using blockchain to ensure that sensitive operating system data are encrypted, authenticated and cannot be tampered with by third parties.
8. iUSD Stablecoin Provides IOST Users Access To ERC-20 Liquidity Pools
iUSD stablecoin uses a frictionless token swap solution that allows IOST users to access to the deep liquidity available globally on USDC, TUSD and other ERC-20 stablecoins. This token swap solution has the added advantage of interoperability and gives users a platform to seamlessly and reliably transfer value between the IOST network and other blockchain networks. This solves a long-running problem relating to non-ERC-20 stablecoins, which is the lack of liquidity.
9. Cao Jun Digital Gift Cards Collaboration
In collaboration with iBank Digital and Pundi X, IOST powers the release of 10,000 Limited Edition Cao Jun Digital Gift Cards, which are based on three of Cao Jun’s paintings “Purple Pavilion and Cyan Cloud,” “Once in a Millennium,” and “Spring’s News.”
The legality and security of the source of artwork will be stored in the blockchain by IOST technology, greatly reducing the possibility of theft and also provides authentication means for the artwork.
10. IOSTABC Supports Voting
IOSTABC Explorer now supports Partners voting in its block explorer. All voting data is now saved as on-chain data and can be checked by voters.
11. Tokenview Launches IOST Block Explorer
Tokenview, a leading multi-cryptocurrency blockchain explorer and blockchain data platform, has created an exclusive section for IOST, where users can access information about IOST, including block generation, trading volume, etc.
Tokenview website: https://tokenview.com/en
12. Binance Charity — Supporting the Daily Nutrition Needs of Ugandan Children
IOST has consistently supported developments in the charity sector, like helping social enterprise Mantra to build a trustless and transparent donations tracking platform. We also support our node partners in various charitable initiatives, such as aiding the Venezuela crisis and donation drives in Canada. In this partnership with Binance Charity, IOST donated 10,000 BNB to ensure that the daily nutrition needs of Ugandan children are met for a full year.
We will continue our mission to be a force for good, and hope more blockchain companies will join us in making this world a better place for all.