Battle of the Masternodes

There are over 1500 cryptocurrencies according to Coinmarketcap, and without a doubt, a lot appears to be going on in the crypto space. It can become rather difficult to keep up with all the action within this nascent marketplace. This is why reviews and ratings of blockchain projects always come in handy.

Brian Colwell and his team have just concluded the first of six events where masternode communities battle for supremacy in their #MasternodeMeBro18 competition. This first event attracted 64 competitors, 4 fight cards, and 16 winners (4 per category). The fight cards/category included projects that best minimize cost, maximize ROI, minimize risk, and optimize past.

The winners from the first event are:

Minimize Cost Maximize ROI
Zcoin
Stakenet
GINCoin
GoByte
Deviant
Condominium
PIZDEC
ARKTUR
Minimize Risk Optimize Past
PIVX
Blocknet
PHORE
ALQO
ColossusXT
Crown
Bulwark
Rupaya

Let’s wait and see how the upcoming events go.

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Source: Brian Colwell's blog

Ionomy: Gaming to Wealth

There’s hardly anybody who doesn’t enjoy playing games. However, for some people, it is a total waste of time. Ionomy has employed blockchain to incentive the gaming sphere – “how games are made and played”.

The platform leverages the ION digital currency. Gamers are paid to play solo or in tournaments, thus giving them a reason to come back or try out new products. This is a great way to bridge the gap between developers and gamers.

Regular users can buy and store ION tokens, while intermediate and more advanced users can choose to host masternodes with 20,000 ION.

Recently Ionomy has been making strides partnering with top gaming and sporting companies such as Rekall and Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR). The partnership with KKR has seen the crypto being promoted during NASCAR and dirt races.

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Source: Ionomy Twitter account

BiFrost: Masternode meets Proof of Stake now on Cryptopia

BiFrost is a blockchain project that is trying to solve two of the major challenges facing most blockchains, including Bitcoin – scalability, and security. While Bitcoin blockchain is relatively secured, it does not handle scalability very well (the case of transactions going days and weeks without confirmation in December 2017, comes to mind).

BiFrost is building a platform that will enable scalable and secured crypto transactions. In their words: “we’ve built a platform to solve the problems of 1st generation cryptocurrencies.” The platform is doing this by combining next-gen masternodes with Proof of Stake (PoS) technology.

What’s even more interesting is that the coin was recently added to top 100 crypto exchange, Cryptopia. A tweet from BiFrost reads:

BiFrost Coin (FROST) is Now on Cryptopia! #BIFROST COIN (FROST) is thrilled to announce that we are now officially listed on @Cryptopia_NZ

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Source: BiFrost Twitter account