All About IOTA Cryptocurrency - Prospects and Forecasts
The IOTA cryptocurrency system is one of the few that brings real benefits to its users. IOTA is optimized for use in the "Internet of Things", and is able to handle a huge number of microtransactions with a minimum commission.
According to experts' forecasts, in the next decade more than 50 billion devices will be connected to the IOTA system, which means that we are talking about a global project with broad prospects of growth.
About Technology of IOTA Cryptocurrency
So, unlike heavy blockchain systems, the IOTA cryptocurrency system is created as light as possible and capable of processing high-frequency microtransactions, as well as global flows of information interchange.
Such advantages are applicable in many areas of human activity, however, the project team positions the IOTA system as a platform for the qualitative development of the "Internet of Things", namely, for the secure interconnection of various operating systems and devices.
In our time, when human interaction with technology expands at breakneck speed, and software is used in a huge number of different devices, there is a need for their effective management and creation of an established system of interconnection. Hence, there was a need to create an "Internet of Things", allowing different devices to interact with each other, and man to organize them in an organized manner at a distance.
Considering the susceptibility of the traditional Internet system to DDoS attacks, for the reliable functioning of the "Internet of Things", more reliable channels are needed, which the IOTA project team decided to provide.
The algorithm of the IOTA is based on the Tangle concept, which is a special ledger, which has an advantage over traditional blockchain technology. The main advantage of Tangle is the ability to make high-frequency micropayments, for example, less than 1 cent.
And such advantages can not be provided by any other system of cryptocurrency. After all, for heavy blockchain systems, microtransactions are unprofitable, because they involve a high commission, as well as low processing and confirmation speed.
Cryptocurrency IOTA has all the traditional and inherent advantages of all other coins (decentralization, independence from the state). At the same time, IOTA has its own peculiarities:
Initially, the project team created 2.78 quadrillion IOTA coins, which allows to provide a large number of micropayments.
IOTA can not be mined, which excludes the centralization of the cryptocurrency network at the stage of creating the mining pools, that are usually exposed to DDoS-attacks.
The Tangle algorithm, which is the basis of the IOTA system, provides for the possibility of conducting unpaid transactions. That is - free transactions. Whereas, in most other systems, free transactions are not possible because they are checked by the miners who mine the cryptocurrency, for which the latter charge a commission.
Resistance to quantum computing. Despite the fact that a full-fledged quantum computer does not yet exist, IOTA is already ready for its appearance. The algorithm on which IOTA is based can not be calculated by a quantum computer as fast as bitcoin's blockchain.
In the IOTA system, each transaction creates a new block in the chain, which is confirmed by the two previous blocks. This chain is much better and faster self-identifies and scales. Moreover, there is no scalability limit in the IOTA system.
Unlike traditional blockchain systems, where each participant for payment is required to synchronize with a common network, IOTA allows users to join in special clusters that can work as an off-line environment.
Of course, the IOTA cryptocurrency system has its drawbacks, while others have their own competitive advantages. However, we recall that IOTA was created as a system of "Internet of Things". And this is really necessary, useful and promising direction.
Prospects for IOTA
Currently, the IOTA system is tested by many software and electronic equipment manufacturers. According to experts, in the next decade IOTA is able to combine more than 50 billion devices, becoming a global network of "Internet of Things".
Also, it is worthwhile to understand that IOTA is primarily positioned not as a financial network, but as a tool for the successful operation of the Internet of Things. Thus, IOTA falls less in the zone of criticism of states and financial control agencies.
Given that IOTA coins can not be mined, the IOTA price in the future will not depend on the complexity of the mining. This makes its pricing more transparent and less prone to speculation.
And now IOTA is among the top ten coins in terms of market capitalization. More precisely, it occupies the 8th place. The total size of the IOTA market capital is $2.479.996.982 and the current IOTA rate is $0.892236 per coin.
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