We begin 2019 with EOS commanding over 79% of all blockchain activity. No other cryptocurrency is even close. WAX ranks number 2 with over 10% of all activity. Bitshares and Steem rank number 3 and number 4 respectively.
The activity is measured every 7 days and we will update the chart as the information becomes available.
Earning ONO rewards is very easy right now since the new app is doing everything to promote new signups. You can earn 100 ONO just for signing up here ONO Signup Use the invite code JZFRto receive your ONO.
You may receive rewards for registering and for referring new users.
These are screenshots from my new account. As you can see, you receive rewards for sharing content and uploading content.
You also receive ONO for posting and commenting.
I’m sure as the site grows more popular earning ONO may become more difficult so now is a great time to become active on the site. As of now this site is available through a mobile app.
Ono is a decentralized social media network built on the EOS blockchain. You might say that ONO is similar to Steemit in that the site also rewards users for content. ONO has been very popular in China. The social media network has now opened up the USA market, but signup is by invitation only. You can signup for ONO here You will need to enter JZFR when prompted for the invitation code.
ONO is only available in the ONO app. No options for desktop is available at the moment. At the time of this post, you may receive 100 ONO for registering. Of course, no one knows what ONO will be worth in the future, but just like Steemit, being one of the early users may prove to be very profitable.
When you are trying to use some of the many new decentralized apps on the EOS blockchain, the set up may be confusing if you are new to the process. (like I was). I have been beta testing the EOSbet dice game. The game is basically a casino built on the EOS block chain. This is so much fun, but the setup for EOS can be confusing so I am posting a few links and videos that may help you.
For the purposes of simplicity, think of Scatter as the Steemconnect of EOS. The way Steemit users use Steemconnect to log into Steem based dapps, Scatter may be used for EOS dapps.
Once you have added the Scatter extension, you will create a password and copy 12 seedwords in case you ever forget your password.
Now you are going to create your keys. This are automatically generated so hit the copy button and then save these keys, private and public in a safe place.
You are creating an identity linked to these keys which will be linked to your EOS account. (If you do not have an EOS account because your EOS is on Binance do not worry… we have a link for that.)
In order to create your keys and identity within Scatter, watch the video below. This is the video I used when I set mine up.
Now that you have your keys, you need to set up an EOS account with a 12 figure user name. I paid 1 EOS for my setup. They also accept credit cards if you are paying in dollars.
Coinbase acquired Keystone Capital a little over a month ago. Today the security and Exchange Commission announced that Coinbase has the approval to operate under the Keystone Capital License. This license allows Coinbase to sell securities.
In the past Coinbase was limited to currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. The popular platform will now be able to sell a wider variety of coins. Coinbase has announced that they will be adding other coins. A few of the coins being considered include Cardano, Stellar Lumens, Ox, Zcash, and Basic Attention Tokes (BAT).
Opera Browser is now offering a crypto wallet which is installed within the browser. The Android based wallet will allow users to easily store and use cryptocurrency as part of their browsing experience. One of the benefits to this particular wallet is the security features. Since Opera uses the Android secure system there is no need for additional pass codes or PIN numbers.
The convenience of a browser based wallet for Android will make it easier for consumers to integrate crypto into their daily lives. Consumers may use their phones for e-commerce and merchant point of purchase transactions. The wallet will make using cryptocurrency much easier for beginners who may be new to the crypto world and have a limited understanding of securing their coins in a wallet.
The Blockchain activity report for the week of July 9th shows Bitshares dominating global blockchain activity with over 60% activity. Steem comes in second with 21.9% activity. Ethereum has dropped to just 8.8%. Bitcoin and EOS maintain similar activity ranges with EOS hitting 2.7% and Bitcoin representing 2.9%. All of the remaining cryptocurrencies represent just 2.9% of this weeks’ blockchain activity.
Bitshares has seen a dramatic increase in usage over the past 2 weeks. Bitshares usually maintains the number 2 spot with Steem being the most active crytocurrency. During the past few weeks, Bitshares has been the most active cryptocurrency, not due to any failing on the performance of Steem, but just a massive increase for Bitshares.
I have just watched an interesting question and answer session about the new social network, ONO. The founder of ONO, Ke Xu has made it clear that the new social network will be built for the individual user. ONO has received an increasing amount of attention during the last few months because it is the first social network to be built using the EOS blockchain.
@Stellabelle is serving as head of international operations at ONO and offers a unique inside view of this social network startup. You can view the live stream here
I encourage anyone interested in ONO to watch the livestream as @Stellabelle does a great job of getting into the entire philosophy of the unique ONO community.
Unlike Steemit, where Steempower empowers the user according to the amount of Steem in the account. ONO will be a one person one account vote regardless of the number of tokens owned by the user.
One of the most interesting aspects of ONO is the evergreen nature of posts. Content creators will be able to earn income for an indefinite period. The content will not be limited to 7 days the way it is on Steemit.
ONO users will be able to customize their user experience by activating different modules, therefore the platform will be different for every user according to their likes and dislikes.
ONO users will have the option to remain anonymous or verified. Only verified users will be eligible to participate in voting for the leaders of ONO which is something similar to the witness program of Steemit.
ONO is not yet available in the US and will initially be available by invitation only.
Post Offices in Austria are now offering cryptocurrency for sale. “Bitpanda to Go” is a new start up which strives to make buying cryptocurrency easier for the masses. The company wants to make crypto more accessible for use in everyday life. Offering cryptocurrency at the post office is a good start.
Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash and Ethereum are a few of the currencies being offered at over 1800 branches. Buyers receive a receipt from the post office which can be entered at
bitpanda.com/togo. Purchasers only need an email to buy the cryptocurrency.
As more people gain easy access to cryptocurrency, we should see increased usage across the globe.
Facebook announced a ban on all cryptocurrency ads just 6 months ago, in January of 2018. The initial ban seemed to be an attempt to shelter Facebook users from potential fraud. The ban was absolute and immediate.
Facebook will continue the ban on ICO’s (initial coin offerings), but they are lifting the ban on cryptocurrency.
Placing ads on Facebook is usually done with a click of a button. Facebook is know for their accurate targeting whether it be by age, earnings or geography. This targeting makes Facebook advertising quite valuable to up and coming cryptocurrencies looking to attract investors.
While Facebook is lifting the ban on advertising, potential advertisers will be required to submit an application in order to be eligible to advertise. The application will include background information on their business and financial information.