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Announcing the OPEN Chain

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Announcing the OPEN Chain
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OPEN believes strongly in a decentralized future. In order to make that happen, it is absolutely necessary that cryptocurrencies today are able to function like fiat currencies so that believers in blockchain technology are able to spend them today for goods and services. OPEN is creating a world where all applications accept cryptocurrencies as easily as they do fiat currency.

OPEN has always believed that the best solutions to achieving mainstream adoption of blockchain technologies would leverage both on-chain and off-chain components. These two worlds shouldn’t exist so disparately. Instead, it is imperative that they be able to work together to build the applications of the future. This belief lies at the core of their solutions for developers offering both an off-chain API structure as well as an on-chain Scaffold system.

What OPEN intuitively learned as they were building their API was that a lot of the on-chain implementation considerations would be uniquely solved by building their own blockchain. However, before such an announcement was made, the team wanted to spend the time required to think deeply about what was required in order to make this a success.

The OPEN Chain will lead to mainstream adoption by creating a scalable and interoperable solution not available on the market today and designed to make it easy for both developers and end users.

Today, OPEN is proud to announce their master plan for blockchain adoption into the mainstream over the coming years. A world in which we can pay for groceries, movies, and many other everyday goods and services with every cryptocurrency by enabling developer friendly blockchain solutions to speak securely with existing centralized application databases.

The OPEN team is committed to seeing this powerful vision through. Going forward, they will be seeking partnerships with everyday services to advance the vision.

OPEN Chain

As a high-level overview, the OPEN Chain is a high throughput blockchain with an interoperable data transfer protocol. For blockchains to achieve mainstream adoption, developers need a way to integrate blockchain technologies within their existing technology stack in a fashion that doesn’t require them to sacrifice the throughput they receive with current centralized solutions. They require a solution with which the learning curve to integration is greatly minimized. OPEN is accomplishing this by creating:

OPEN Chain: A high-throughput blockchain built using the OPEN Rapid Consensus mechanism

OPEN Cluster: A collection of interoperable blockchains within our ecosystem

Scaffolds: Interoperable data gateways deployed to blockchains within the OPEN Cluster that translate on-chain data into the OPEN States

OPEN State: Singular source for all on-chain data across every blockchain in the OPEN Cluster and linked to the application’s backend

Blockchain Load Balancing Protocol: Turning a network of interoperable blockchains in the OPEN Cluster and parallelizing data processing between each in order to achieve unmatched levels of throughput

When a developer deploys application Scaffolds on the OPEN chain, they are automatically deployed across the entire OPEN Cluster of interoperable blockchains. Transactions are initially processed on the OPEN chain with its high-throughput ORapid Consensus mechanism.

As transaction volume approaches the throughput limit, OPEN utilizes the Blockchain Load Balancing Protocol to thread transactions between a number of different blockchains in order to parallelize data processing. Once a transaction hits a Scaffold, the Scaffold translates the data into the OPEN State.

The OPEN State holds all the information from an application across all blockchains in the OPEN Cluster and is the one spot for the developer to link their backend and automatically synchronize their off-chain database.

Whenever a developer wants to integrate any blockchain into their application, initially to accept cryptocurrencies as payments, all they need to do is deploy a Scaffold, using our Scaffold Generator, onto the OPEN chain. This scaffold automatically gets ported onto every high throughput blockchain which links all incoming data to their backend with just a few lines of code.

In this way, OPEN provides the blockchain architecture and developer infrastructure for blockchain technology integrations to be able to compete with existing centralized counterparts.

This allows OPEN Chain to become the most interoperable, developer friendly, user accessible, and most scalable blockchain by far. OPEN is leveraging their own consensus mechanism innovations, as well as the existing blockchain networks, to create the best solution possible. OPEN’s team comes from a background of application engineers that have a deep understanding of what is needed for the blockchain protocols to be able to be competitive with centralized solutions. OPEN Chain is their answer.

Token Swap

While OPEN is excited to launch a new blockchain that resolves some of the industry’s most pressing problems, OPEN believes that their community deserves even more.

Ken Sangha, CEO of OPEN explained:

“We can’t wait for people to learn about the upcoming token swap program. It’s going to reward our most loyal supporters in a truly special way”

Instead of asking the market for additional resources, OPEN is building out the OPEN chain using the resources already granted by their enthusiastic community.

This means that once the OPEN Chain is ready to launch its test net, the current OPEN tokens will be exchanged for the new protocol tokens at no additional cost.

Furthermore, within the first week after our TGE event, the team will be taking a snapshot of all wallet addresses that have received OPEN tokens. Once the test net is ready to launch, OPEN will analyze those wallet addresses to identify which of the original token holders have maintained their positions.

As a reward for their loyalty, these participants will receive a substantial bonus in the new OPEN protocol tokens during the token swap.

The OPEN team knows that this is critical to achieving the widespread adoption and success of blockchain technologies. The OPEN Platform and Protocol approach really embodies the initial ethos and creates the most powerful solution currently proposed.

Masternodes

As an element of OPEN’s architecture, and in order for the team to make it even easier for enterprises to integrate the OPEN API, a Masternode Program is being implemented. At a high level, Masternodes will be instrumental in implementing the interoperability functions, hosting the Distributed Data Network, and participating in governance. More in-depth requirements will be made public shortly.

Download the OPEN Chain white paper here.

The future is OPEN! To know more about OPEN Chain, click here!




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Tron [TRX] energy cost to be reduced from 20 sun to 10 sun

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Tron [TRX] energy cost to be reduced from 20 sun to 10 sun
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The whole cryptocurrency market has been witnessing a steep downward trend for the past couple of weeks. Even the major cryptocurrency like Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] and XRP, have lost the battle against the ice king. This negative trend has broken down most of the new projects in the market, especially the investors’ sentiments. There are also a few projects and team that are finding it hard to continue their operations because of the bear’s ever-growing presence.

Despite this, Tron [TRX], the tenth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, continues to make advancements in terms of network development. Justin Sun, the founder and CEO of Tron Foundation presented the second proposal, Proposal 9, has been approved by 2/3rd of the governing body. The proposal is aimed at making the network a developer friendly environment by reducing the energy cost from 20 sun to 10 sun, which, in turn, reduces the cost of smart contact.

Justin Sun's tweet on the proposal | Source: Twitter

Justin Sun’s tweet on the proposal | Source: Twitter

At the time of writing, the proposal had received 22 approvals and no disapprovals. The representatives who voted for the proposal includes Justin Sun Tron, Tron Society, BitGuild, Tron One, Lianjinshu, uTorrent, Crypto Guy in ZA, Infinity Stones, Alle Exchange, Tron Alliance, TronWalletMe, Raybo Tron, BitTorrent, Blockchain Org, CryptoChain, Sesameseed, callmeSR, DApp House, Tron Spark, TRX Market, Sky people, and Tron Europe.

The first proposal of the month was related to maximizing the energy limit of the network, which was also aimed at supporting the developers of the ecosystem. The proposal was approved by all 28 Super Representatives of the network. Super Representative are the representatives of the community and validators of the node who are elected by the token holders. These representatives are given the power to vote for the activation of the features of the Tron Virtual Machine, with the focus on the betterment of the entire community.

Earlier today, the CEO of the Foundation spoke about how Tron surpassed Stellar Lumens, the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap. He said on Twitter:

“According to @CoinMarketCap, there are 159 trading pairs of #TRON which already surpassed 157 trading pairs of Stellar. #TRX was already listed on more than 100 exchanges, including Crypto/Crypto & Crypto/ Fiat trading pairs”


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XRP/USD Technical Analysis: Sideways movement to end as breakout imminent

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XRP/USD Technical Analysis: Sideways movement to end as breakout imminent
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As the cryptocurrency market switches their allegiance between the bull and the bear, XRP is painted red at the moment. The token is slumped by more than a percent wherein the coin is trading at $0.3 with the market cap of $12.4 billion. The 24-hour trading volume is calculated at $305.8 million.

1-hour

XRP 1-hour candlesticks | Source: tradingview

XRP 1-hour candlesticks | Source: tradingview

In the 1-hour price chart, the downtrend is ranging from $0.315 to $0.311 whereas the uptrend is extending from $0.301 to $0.308. A clear possibility of a trend breakout is visible as the prices are packed tightly, ready to explode in either direction.

The Parabolic SAR is bullish on the cryptocurrency as the dots have assembled themselves below the candles to support the bull.

The Aroon indicator is showing a greater strength in the downtrend, which is a bearish sign for XRP. However, it can be observed that the red trend is losing its power and crashing.

The Awesome Oscillator is slightly bullish on the coin as the bars have turned green at present.

1-day:

XRP 1-day candlesticks | Source: tradingview

XRP 1-day candlesticks | Source: tradingview

In the 1-day timeline, the downtrend is stretching from $0.51 to $0.31 whereas the uptrend has been observed from $0.27 to $0.3. A trend breakout is not visible as of now.

The Klinger Oscillator has made a bullish crossover by the signal line. This indicates that the reading line is traveling in favor of a green trend.

The RSI is extremely bearish on the cryptocurrency as the indicator has crashed to the bottom of the graph. A trend reversal is not expected as well, as the reading has not hit the oversold zone.

Conclusion:

In this technical analysis, it is clear that the indicators are giving a mixed sign, advocating for a sideways trend. However, since a trend breakout is predicted in the shorter timeframe, a bullish win might take over the price chart.


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