As more brands enter the NFTs market, different crypto sectors are booming. According to Market Decipher, sports NFTs market size in 2022 is estimated to be $2.6 billion. In 2032 it is forecasted to reach $41.6 billion.

Demand for trading cards and limited education videos (all in NFTs) are surging according to the study. The sports that are in high demand at the time of this writing NFL (popular in Latin America), football, basketball, baseball, cricket and ice hockey.

The NFL is a helmet collection, which is available for minting at the time of this writing at RarityLeague for 0.14 ETH may provide some indication for the current demand.

Aside the sports sector, TicketMaster have recently announced the launch of NFT tickets via Flow. Even organisers can mint NFTs, that may provide the holder with a better experience such as VIP previliges.

source: elliptic

Ethereum-based NFTs are dominating the market at the time of this writing despite the high gas fees. Although the Ethereum
Ethereum

Ethereum is an open source, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality. Created in 2014, Ethereum now stands as the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap at the time of writing.As a decentralized cryptocurrency network and software platform, Ethereum represents the most prominent altcoin. Ethereum also enables the creation Distributed Applications, or dapps. Understanding EthereumEthereum boasts its own programming language, called Turing Complete, which is used to build the dapps. Dapps run on a peer-to-peer (P2P0 network of virtual machines. These can be just about anything and are optimized to run on Smart Contracts. Smart Contracts are pieces of code that execute a predetermined set of actions once a certain set of criteria are met. The Ethereum network’s native currency is called Ether, or ETH. ETH tokens can be used to pay for things inside of dapps or to receive payouts from smart contracts. They can also be traded off of the Ethereum network inside of cryptocurrency exchanges or OTC trading platforms. For most of its lifetime, Ethereum has remained as the second-largest and most popular cryptocurrency in terms of its market cap. It was briefly outpaced by Bitcoin Cash near the end of 2017.Ethereum’s origin dates back to late 2013 when crypto researcher and programmer Vitalik Buterin proposed its utility.Its development was subsequently funded by an online crowdsale that took place in the middle of 2014 before going live in July 2015. At its inception, Ethereum went live with 72 million coins minted, accounting for approximately 65 percent of its total circulating supply as of May 2020.Like other cryptos, Ethereum has had a checkered past, resulting in splits. Back in 2016, an exploited vulnerability in The DAO project’s smart contract software caused the theft of $50 million worth of ether.As a result, Ethereum was split into two separate blockchains – a newer and separate version became known as Ethereum (ETH), while the original chain continued to be known as Ethereum Classic (ETC).

Ethereum is an open source, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality. Created in 2014, Ethereum now stands as the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap at the time of writing.As a decentralized cryptocurrency network and software platform, Ethereum represents the most prominent altcoin. Ethereum also enables the creation Distributed Applications, or dapps. Understanding EthereumEthereum boasts its own programming language, called Turing Complete, which is used to build the dapps. Dapps run on a peer-to-peer (P2P0 network of virtual machines. These can be just about anything and are optimized to run on Smart Contracts. Smart Contracts are pieces of code that execute a predetermined set of actions once a certain set of criteria are met. The Ethereum network’s native currency is called Ether, or ETH. ETH tokens can be used to pay for things inside of dapps or to receive payouts from smart contracts. They can also be traded off of the Ethereum network inside of cryptocurrency exchanges or OTC trading platforms. For most of its lifetime, Ethereum has remained as the second-largest and most popular cryptocurrency in terms of its market cap. It was briefly outpaced by Bitcoin Cash near the end of 2017.Ethereum’s origin dates back to late 2013 when crypto researcher and programmer Vitalik Buterin proposed its utility.Its development was subsequently funded by an online crowdsale that took place in the middle of 2014 before going live in July 2015. At its inception, Ethereum went live with 72 million coins minted, accounting for approximately 65 percent of its total circulating supply as of May 2020.Like other cryptos, Ethereum has had a checkered past, resulting in splits. Back in 2016, an exploited vulnerability in The DAO project’s smart contract software caused the theft of $50 million worth of ether.As a result, Ethereum was split into two separate blockchains – a newer and separate version became known as Ethereum (ETH), while the original chain continued to be known as Ethereum Classic (ETC).
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merge is due next week, the Ethereum Foundation clarified that the merge may not reduce the gas at all.

The sole intention of the merge is shift from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. The ETH merge, which is a key milestone for ether is expected to take place on 14 September, 21:00 ET.

The Bellatrix hard fork has been activated, which means as soon as terminal total difficulty (TTD) reaches 58750000000000000000000 the first proof-of-stake block will be created.

As we near the merge as spike was noted in ENS.

During ApeCoin’s NFT lands sales ETH gas exceeded $1,000 for several years. The average gas at the time of the sale was hundreds of dollars.

In an event the gas fee will remain elevated following the merge, other blockchains may gradually become more attractive. Choosing the right blockchain for your business is fairly significant.

Lets explore some of blockchains large brands have chosen for their NFTs.

LG Chooses Hedera

LG Electronics announced a new NFT platform integrated to its smart televisions based on Hedera. The NFT marketplace is only available in the United States for LG TV running webOS 5.0 or later.

The platform can be accessed from the home screen.

Chris Jo, senior vice president, head of platform business at LG Electronics home entertainment said that transactions on Hedera are extremely low.

source: hedera

Minting a 10,000 NFT collection on Hedera costs $76.80 (fixed price). Although the blockchains in the above image have lost their value in current market conditions, Hedera is still a cost-effective solution for NFTs.

In addition, Jo said that less energy is consumed on Hedera compared to other chains:

“The Hedera Network consumes vastly less energy than any other public ledger, making it the ideal choice for sustainable initiatives and meaning that it can meet the ESG of modern businesses and investors.”

Millions of Americans will have the ability purchase NFTs from their smart TV. The NFTs will be enabled via Wallypto, LG’s wallet for smartphones.

Why Hedera?

LG’s partnership with Hedera began in 2020 when it joined the council along with Deutsche Telekom, IBM and others. Wallypto development began in 2021.

At the time Hedera surged from 4 cents (approx.) to over 30 cents and looked promising. Crypto winter and other factors led to a significant drop in Hedera’s value.

The number of projects on Hedera are relatively small compared to other projects, however, there are benefits to ‘starring’ in layer 1 chain. LG NFTs may bring new investors into NFTs and could very well rekindle interest in Hedera.

source: hedera

As a result, LG may be ‘the star of the show’ in Hedera as it is a large brand with little to none competition on the chain.

Coca-Cola and Mercedes Benz chose Polygon (with EVM compatibility) for their NFTs as opposed to Ethereum. Adam Neumann’s project, Flowcarbon was launched on Celo network.

EVM compatibility allows ether developers to migrate their smart contracts to an EVM compatible chain with no need to re-write their code.

Ticketmaster partnered with Polygon in November for issuing tickets. Flow was recently chosen for the NFT collectibles.

Choosing a blockchain that is not as ‘mainstream’ as Ethereum does add a prestigious scent to the brand. There is less competition against other projects on the blockchain, similar to how BAYC dominated ETH NFTs.

When CryptoPunks threatened the top position of BAYC, Yuga Labs purchased the company behind CryptoPunks.

Different blockchains offer different solutions to businesses. We would like to explore 2 new chains that may serve your business and maximize its brand awareness.

Ultron (ULX)

Ultron Foundation is a relatively new blockchain
Blockchain

Blockchain comprises a digital network of blocks with a comprehensive ledger of transactions made in a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or other altcoins.One of the signature features of blockchain is that it is maintained across more than one computer. The ledger can be public or private (permissioned.) In this sense, blockchain is immune to the manipulation of data making it not only open but verifiable. Because a blockchain is stored across a network of computers, it is very difficult to tamper with. The Evolution of BlockchainBlockchain was originally invented by an individual or group of people under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. The purpose of blockchain was originally to serve as the public transaction ledger of Bitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency.In particular, bundles of transaction data, called “blocks”, are added to the ledger in a chronological fashion, forming a “chain.” These blocks include things like date, time, dollar amount, and (in some cases) the public addresses of the sender and the receiver.The computers responsible for upholding a blockchain network are called “nodes.” These nodes carry out the duties necessary to confirm the transactions and add them to the ledger. In exchange for their work, the nodes receive rewards in the form of crypto tokens.By storing data via a peer-to-peer network (P2P), blockchain controls for a wide range of risks that are traditionally inherent with data being held centrally.Of note, P2P blockchain networks lack centralized points of vulnerability. Consequently, hackers cannot exploit these networks via normalized means nor does the network possess a central failure point.In order to hack or alter a blockchain’s ledger, more than half of the nodes must be compromised. Looking ahead, blockchain technology is an area of extensive research across multiple industries, including financial services and payments, among others.

Blockchain comprises a digital network of blocks with a comprehensive ledger of transactions made in a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or other altcoins.One of the signature features of blockchain is that it is maintained across more than one computer. The ledger can be public or private (permissioned.) In this sense, blockchain is immune to the manipulation of data making it not only open but verifiable. Because a blockchain is stored across a network of computers, it is very difficult to tamper with. The Evolution of BlockchainBlockchain was originally invented by an individual or group of people under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. The purpose of blockchain was originally to serve as the public transaction ledger of Bitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency.In particular, bundles of transaction data, called “blocks”, are added to the ledger in a chronological fashion, forming a “chain.” These blocks include things like date, time, dollar amount, and (in some cases) the public addresses of the sender and the receiver.The computers responsible for upholding a blockchain network are called “nodes.” These nodes carry out the duties necessary to confirm the transactions and add them to the ledger. In exchange for their work, the nodes receive rewards in the form of crypto tokens.By storing data via a peer-to-peer network (P2P), blockchain controls for a wide range of risks that are traditionally inherent with data being held centrally.Of note, P2P blockchain networks lack centralized points of vulnerability. Consequently, hackers cannot exploit these networks via normalized means nor does the network possess a central failure point.In order to hack or alter a blockchain’s ledger, more than half of the nodes must be compromised. Looking ahead, blockchain technology is an area of extensive research across multiple industries, including financial services and payments, among others.
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that uses Lachesis Consensus Algorithm (LCA), leaderless PoS (LPoS) that supports asynchronicity, leaderless consensus, byzantine fault tolerance and Fast finality. It is also EVM compatible.

The blockchain uses public-key cryptography based on elliptic curves over finite fields. The technology allows Ultron to support both hardware and software wallets. The blockchain offers permissionless decentralization that is allowing anyone to operate a node.

The NFT marketplace in Ultron is expected to launch in Q4 2022 or early 2023.

source: ultron

According to reports Ultron Foundation has partnered with Devla GmbH, one of the largest metaverse development companies. A football metaverse will launch on Ultron, which is inline with the current forecasts that sports NFTs’ popularity will increase.

Aside GameFi, lending and borrowing protocol using ULX is expected to be launched, native DEX was already released.

Ultron is offering low transaction fees in a secured environment. As opposed to Hedera, ULX is available on BSC and ETH where it can be swapped to the Ultron mainnet.

Ivana Belakova, also known as Ivana Tattoo Art will launch her NFTs on the Ultron Foundation with the assistance of Devla and Cosmic Wire.

Some of Belakova’s clients include Chris Brown and Lil Wayne. Her tattoos are certified as contemporary fine art by the Macro Museum in Rome, Italy.

NFT holders will also receive VIP tickets for Ivana’s events in Dubai, Europe, and Los Angeles.

Launching NFTs in a brand layer 1 mainnet may garner all the attention of many ULX investors where little competition is expected at the time of this writing.

Massa

The Massa team is working on a new layer 1 blockchain. The scaling is based on ‘Blockclique,’ which employs transactions sharding in a multithreaded block graph. AssemblyScript (which is compiled to WebAssembly) was chosen as the programming language as opposed to Rust (that is used in Solana, Polkadot, Near and other chains).

source: massa

Massa’s developers are striving to reach over 1,000 in Nakamoto Decentralization Coefficient.

Nakamoto Decentralization Coefficient was first described by Balaji Srinivasan (former Coinbase executive) in 2017. It measures the decentralization of a cryptocurrency.

Some of the factors that are taken into account are the number of global nodes (spread over countries), volume on exchanges on a specific time frame, number of commits made by developers and more.

The concept was to combine the Gini Coefficient and the Lorenz Curve and use the result to study other factors.

It is worth noting that the majority of blockchains score less than 50 (Solana scored only 19).

In the Paris Blockchain Week Summit and Ethcc Paris, the Massa team revealed that they succeeded in developing Autonomous Smart Contracts (ASC).

At the time of this writing no blockchain offers ASC.

The majority of DeFi apps are regularly updated to maintain their functionality. In lending, under-collaterlized trades are required to be liquidated.

Central systems are relied upon to automate the contracts (via bots).

In Massa, the smart contract can be configured to listen to certain events such as price and date for example. The event then triggers an arbitrary execution in the contract such as liquidations and price feed update for example.

As there is no need for human interaction with the smart contract, Massa achieved greaterdecentralization (striving for 100%). The smart contracts can request information from various sources on their own.

The testnet is already available with over 7,000 nodes in the network. The current TPS is in the testnet is 4,000, however, it is expected to reach 10,000 by the end of the testnet phase.

The mainnet is expected in early 2023.

Autonomous NFTs and Decentralized Web Hosting

Launching NFTs on autonomous smart contracts provide developers with greater flexibility. The immediate through may be on the gaming industry. Pets can be raised and evolve on their own for example.

Besides gaming, as the smart contracts can fetch data from external sources on their own, the NFTs can be used for lending and borrowing and other financial products as well as real estate.

Dynamic NFTs or dNFTs (which are similar) can fetch information using Chainlink data feeds Chainlink Any API.

Similar to Ultron, launching autonomous NFTs in a new blockchain will gain the attraction of investors. Whether its gaming, artwork or financial products, due to its unique tech Massa is a blockchain to consider.

Massa is also developing a decentralized web hosting solution. Websites are stored directly at the blockchain. To access websites hosted on the blockchain, a browser plugin is called.

The Massa browser plugin is currently compatible with Chrome and Firefox and acts similar to MetaMask (wallet). When an address is typed (xxxx.massa), the plugin will check if it is an address and if it is, it will attempt loading the website.zip file, unzip the file and load it as index.html.

If a domain name is type, the plugin will use ‘Massa Name Service’ to search for the domain’s address. It is similar to how the popular Ethereum Name Service (ENS) functions.

Should the website require larger files such as videos, the plugin can be configured to to search for external data on IPFS or the standard web, however, users can disable fetching off-chain files for security.

Blockchains Future Outlook

Both blockchains, Massa and Ultron are offering innovative approaches as technology is continuing to evolve. The next step will be decentralized operating systems (OS).

One of the most known projects for decentralized OS is Quant Network. Their OverLedger system is designed for capital markets, insurance, financial institutions, banks and more.

OverLedger is a cloud-based Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) operating system that connects to numerous DLTs and API systems through a single API. Only 3 lines of code are required to begin using the OS.

PraSaga foundation is a Swiss company is developing its own layer one blockchain and OS, called SagaOS. The company was granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office for its operating system.

Patent number 20200348963 covers the systemic extensible blockchain object model comprising a first-class object model and a distributed ledger technology.

SagaOS will run on the SagaChain while storing the class trees and logic for smart assets on the chain. David Beberman, CTO and Co-Founder of PraSaga said: “This is going to improve the ability for developers to create applications, manage their codebases and address real world challenges.

“We set out to address parallel processing of transactions and in the process built a method for writing blockchain applications that more closely matches other applications environments.”

Other companies are also in the process of developing their operating systems.

According to Verified Market Research, the blocckchain in the manufacturing market was worth $40 million in 2021. In 2030 it is expected to reach $766.2 million.

We are likely to see the blockchain technology implemented in numerous sectors aside virtual reality, which will bring us a step closer to a full immersement in a digital world.

As more brands enter the NFTs market, different crypto sectors are booming. According to Market Decipher, sports NFTs market size in 2022 is estimated to be $2.6 billion. In 2032 it is forecasted to reach $41.6 billion.

Demand for trading cards and limited education videos (all in NFTs) are surging according to the study. The sports that are in high demand at the time of this writing NFL (popular in Latin America), football, basketball, baseball, cricket and ice hockey.

The NFL is a helmet collection, which is available for minting at the time of this writing at RarityLeague for 0.14 ETH may provide some indication for the current demand.

Aside the sports sector, TicketMaster have recently announced the launch of NFT tickets via Flow. Even organisers can mint NFTs, that may provide the holder with a better experience such as VIP previliges.

source: elliptic

Ethereum-based NFTs are dominating the market at the time of this writing despite the high gas fees. Although the Ethereum
Ethereum

Ethereum is an open source, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality. Created in 2014, Ethereum now stands as the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap at the time of writing.As a decentralized cryptocurrency network and software platform, Ethereum represents the most prominent altcoin. Ethereum also enables the creation Distributed Applications, or dapps. Understanding EthereumEthereum boasts its own programming language, called Turing Complete, which is used to build the dapps. Dapps run on a peer-to-peer (P2P0 network of virtual machines. These can be just about anything and are optimized to run on Smart Contracts. Smart Contracts are pieces of code that execute a predetermined set of actions once a certain set of criteria are met. The Ethereum network’s native currency is called Ether, or ETH. ETH tokens can be used to pay for things inside of dapps or to receive payouts from smart contracts. They can also be traded off of the Ethereum network inside of cryptocurrency exchanges or OTC trading platforms. For most of its lifetime, Ethereum has remained as the second-largest and most popular cryptocurrency in terms of its market cap. It was briefly outpaced by Bitcoin Cash near the end of 2017.Ethereum’s origin dates back to late 2013 when crypto researcher and programmer Vitalik Buterin proposed its utility.Its development was subsequently funded by an online crowdsale that took place in the middle of 2014 before going live in July 2015. At its inception, Ethereum went live with 72 million coins minted, accounting for approximately 65 percent of its total circulating supply as of May 2020.Like other cryptos, Ethereum has had a checkered past, resulting in splits. Back in 2016, an exploited vulnerability in The DAO project’s smart contract software caused the theft of $50 million worth of ether.As a result, Ethereum was split into two separate blockchains – a newer and separate version became known as Ethereum (ETH), while the original chain continued to be known as Ethereum Classic (ETC).

Ethereum is an open source, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality. Created in 2014, Ethereum now stands as the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap at the time of writing.As a decentralized cryptocurrency network and software platform, Ethereum represents the most prominent altcoin. Ethereum also enables the creation Distributed Applications, or dapps. Understanding EthereumEthereum boasts its own programming language, called Turing Complete, which is used to build the dapps. Dapps run on a peer-to-peer (P2P0 network of virtual machines. These can be just about anything and are optimized to run on Smart Contracts. Smart Contracts are pieces of code that execute a predetermined set of actions once a certain set of criteria are met. The Ethereum network’s native currency is called Ether, or ETH. ETH tokens can be used to pay for things inside of dapps or to receive payouts from smart contracts. They can also be traded off of the Ethereum network inside of cryptocurrency exchanges or OTC trading platforms. For most of its lifetime, Ethereum has remained as the second-largest and most popular cryptocurrency in terms of its market cap. It was briefly outpaced by Bitcoin Cash near the end of 2017.Ethereum’s origin dates back to late 2013 when crypto researcher and programmer Vitalik Buterin proposed its utility.Its development was subsequently funded by an online crowdsale that took place in the middle of 2014 before going live in July 2015. At its inception, Ethereum went live with 72 million coins minted, accounting for approximately 65 percent of its total circulating supply as of May 2020.Like other cryptos, Ethereum has had a checkered past, resulting in splits. Back in 2016, an exploited vulnerability in The DAO project’s smart contract software caused the theft of $50 million worth of ether.As a result, Ethereum was split into two separate blockchains – a newer and separate version became known as Ethereum (ETH), while the original chain continued to be known as Ethereum Classic (ETC).
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merge is due next week, the Ethereum Foundation clarified that the merge may not reduce the gas at all.

The sole intention of the merge is shift from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. The ETH merge, which is a key milestone for ether is expected to take place on 14 September, 21:00 ET.

The Bellatrix hard fork has been activated, which means as soon as terminal total difficulty (TTD) reaches 58750000000000000000000 the first proof-of-stake block will be created.

As we near the merge as spike was noted in ENS.

During ApeCoin’s NFT lands sales ETH gas exceeded $1,000 for several years. The average gas at the time of the sale was hundreds of dollars.

In an event the gas fee will remain elevated following the merge, other blockchains may gradually become more attractive. Choosing the right blockchain for your business is fairly significant.

Lets explore some of blockchains large brands have chosen for their NFTs.

LG Chooses Hedera

LG Electronics announced a new NFT platform integrated to its smart televisions based on Hedera. The NFT marketplace is only available in the United States for LG TV running webOS 5.0 or later.

The platform can be accessed from the home screen.

Chris Jo, senior vice president, head of platform business at LG Electronics home entertainment said that transactions on Hedera are extremely low.

source: hedera

Minting a 10,000 NFT collection on Hedera costs $76.80 (fixed price). Although the blockchains in the above image have lost their value in current market conditions, Hedera is still a cost-effective solution for NFTs.

In addition, Jo said that less energy is consumed on Hedera compared to other chains:

“The Hedera Network consumes vastly less energy than any other public ledger, making it the ideal choice for sustainable initiatives and meaning that it can meet the ESG of modern businesses and investors.”

Millions of Americans will have the ability purchase NFTs from their smart TV. The NFTs will be enabled via Wallypto, LG’s wallet for smartphones.

Why Hedera?

LG’s partnership with Hedera began in 2020 when it joined the council along with Deutsche Telekom, IBM and others. Wallypto development began in 2021.

At the time Hedera surged from 4 cents (approx.) to over 30 cents and looked promising. Crypto winter and other factors led to a significant drop in Hedera’s value.

The number of projects on Hedera are relatively small compared to other projects, however, there are benefits to ‘starring’ in layer 1 chain. LG NFTs may bring new investors into NFTs and could very well rekindle interest in Hedera.

source: hedera

As a result, LG may be ‘the star of the show’ in Hedera as it is a large brand with little to none competition on the chain.

Coca-Cola and Mercedes Benz chose Polygon (with EVM compatibility) for their NFTs as opposed to Ethereum. Adam Neumann’s project, Flowcarbon was launched on Celo network.

EVM compatibility allows ether developers to migrate their smart contracts to an EVM compatible chain with no need to re-write their code.

Ticketmaster partnered with Polygon in November for issuing tickets. Flow was recently chosen for the NFT collectibles.

Choosing a blockchain that is not as ‘mainstream’ as Ethereum does add a prestigious scent to the brand. There is less competition against other projects on the blockchain, similar to how BAYC dominated ETH NFTs.

When CryptoPunks threatened the top position of BAYC, Yuga Labs purchased the company behind CryptoPunks.

Different blockchains offer different solutions to businesses. We would like to explore 2 new chains that may serve your business and maximize its brand awareness.

Ultron (ULX)

Ultron Foundation is a relatively new blockchain
Blockchain

Blockchain comprises a digital network of blocks with a comprehensive ledger of transactions made in a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or other altcoins.One of the signature features of blockchain is that it is maintained across more than one computer. The ledger can be public or private (permissioned.) In this sense, blockchain is immune to the manipulation of data making it not only open but verifiable. Because a blockchain is stored across a network of computers, it is very difficult to tamper with. The Evolution of BlockchainBlockchain was originally invented by an individual or group of people under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. The purpose of blockchain was originally to serve as the public transaction ledger of Bitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency.In particular, bundles of transaction data, called “blocks”, are added to the ledger in a chronological fashion, forming a “chain.” These blocks include things like date, time, dollar amount, and (in some cases) the public addresses of the sender and the receiver.The computers responsible for upholding a blockchain network are called “nodes.” These nodes carry out the duties necessary to confirm the transactions and add them to the ledger. In exchange for their work, the nodes receive rewards in the form of crypto tokens.By storing data via a peer-to-peer network (P2P), blockchain controls for a wide range of risks that are traditionally inherent with data being held centrally.Of note, P2P blockchain networks lack centralized points of vulnerability. Consequently, hackers cannot exploit these networks via normalized means nor does the network possess a central failure point.In order to hack or alter a blockchain’s ledger, more than half of the nodes must be compromised. Looking ahead, blockchain technology is an area of extensive research across multiple industries, including financial services and payments, among others.

Blockchain comprises a digital network of blocks with a comprehensive ledger of transactions made in a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or other altcoins.One of the signature features of blockchain is that it is maintained across more than one computer. The ledger can be public or private (permissioned.) In this sense, blockchain is immune to the manipulation of data making it not only open but verifiable. Because a blockchain is stored across a network of computers, it is very difficult to tamper with. The Evolution of BlockchainBlockchain was originally invented by an individual or group of people under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. The purpose of blockchain was originally to serve as the public transaction ledger of Bitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency.In particular, bundles of transaction data, called “blocks”, are added to the ledger in a chronological fashion, forming a “chain.” These blocks include things like date, time, dollar amount, and (in some cases) the public addresses of the sender and the receiver.The computers responsible for upholding a blockchain network are called “nodes.” These nodes carry out the duties necessary to confirm the transactions and add them to the ledger. In exchange for their work, the nodes receive rewards in the form of crypto tokens.By storing data via a peer-to-peer network (P2P), blockchain controls for a wide range of risks that are traditionally inherent with data being held centrally.Of note, P2P blockchain networks lack centralized points of vulnerability. Consequently, hackers cannot exploit these networks via normalized means nor does the network possess a central failure point.In order to hack or alter a blockchain’s ledger, more than half of the nodes must be compromised. Looking ahead, blockchain technology is an area of extensive research across multiple industries, including financial services and payments, among others.
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that uses Lachesis Consensus Algorithm (LCA), leaderless PoS (LPoS) that supports asynchronicity, leaderless consensus, byzantine fault tolerance and Fast finality. It is also EVM compatible.

The blockchain uses public-key cryptography based on elliptic curves over finite fields. The technology allows Ultron to support both hardware and software wallets. The blockchain offers permissionless decentralization that is allowing anyone to operate a node.

The NFT marketplace in Ultron is expected to launch in Q4 2022 or early 2023.

source: ultron

According to reports Ultron Foundation has partnered with Devla GmbH, one of the largest metaverse development companies. A football metaverse will launch on Ultron, which is inline with the current forecasts that sports NFTs’ popularity will increase.

Aside GameFi, lending and borrowing protocol using ULX is expected to be launched, native DEX was already released.

Ultron is offering low transaction fees in a secured environment. As opposed to Hedera, ULX is available on BSC and ETH where it can be swapped to the Ultron mainnet.

Ivana Belakova, also known as Ivana Tattoo Art will launch her NFTs on the Ultron Foundation with the assistance of Devla and Cosmic Wire.

Some of Belakova’s clients include Chris Brown and Lil Wayne. Her tattoos are certified as contemporary fine art by the Macro Museum in Rome, Italy.

NFT holders will also receive VIP tickets for Ivana’s events in Dubai, Europe, and Los Angeles.

Launching NFTs in a brand layer 1 mainnet may garner all the attention of many ULX investors where little competition is expected at the time of this writing.

Massa

The Massa team is working on a new layer 1 blockchain. The scaling is based on ‘Blockclique,’ which employs transactions sharding in a multithreaded block graph. AssemblyScript (which is compiled to WebAssembly) was chosen as the programming language as opposed to Rust (that is used in Solana, Polkadot, Near and other chains).

source: massa

Massa’s developers are striving to reach over 1,000 in Nakamoto Decentralization Coefficient.

Nakamoto Decentralization Coefficient was first described by Balaji Srinivasan (former Coinbase executive) in 2017. It measures the decentralization of a cryptocurrency.

Some of the factors that are taken into account are the number of global nodes (spread over countries), volume on exchanges on a specific time frame, number of commits made by developers and more.

The concept was to combine the Gini Coefficient and the Lorenz Curve and use the result to study other factors.

It is worth noting that the majority of blockchains score less than 50 (Solana scored only 19).

In the Paris Blockchain Week Summit and Ethcc Paris, the Massa team revealed that they succeeded in developing Autonomous Smart Contracts (ASC).

At the time of this writing no blockchain offers ASC.

The majority of DeFi apps are regularly updated to maintain their functionality. In lending, under-collaterlized trades are required to be liquidated.

Central systems are relied upon to automate the contracts (via bots).

In Massa, the smart contract can be configured to listen to certain events such as price and date for example. The event then triggers an arbitrary execution in the contract such as liquidations and price feed update for example.

As there is no need for human interaction with the smart contract, Massa achieved greaterdecentralization (striving for 100%). The smart contracts can request information from various sources on their own.

The testnet is already available with over 7,000 nodes in the network. The current TPS is in the testnet is 4,000, however, it is expected to reach 10,000 by the end of the testnet phase.

The mainnet is expected in early 2023.

Autonomous NFTs and Decentralized Web Hosting

Launching NFTs on autonomous smart contracts provide developers with greater flexibility. The immediate through may be on the gaming industry. Pets can be raised and evolve on their own for example.

Besides gaming, as the smart contracts can fetch data from external sources on their own, the NFTs can be used for lending and borrowing and other financial products as well as real estate.

Dynamic NFTs or dNFTs (which are similar) can fetch information using Chainlink data feeds Chainlink Any API.

Similar to Ultron, launching autonomous NFTs in a new blockchain will gain the attraction of investors. Whether its gaming, artwork or financial products, due to its unique tech Massa is a blockchain to consider.

Massa is also developing a decentralized web hosting solution. Websites are stored directly at the blockchain. To access websites hosted on the blockchain, a browser plugin is called.

The Massa browser plugin is currently compatible with Chrome and Firefox and acts similar to MetaMask (wallet). When an address is typed (xxxx.massa), the plugin will check if it is an address and if it is, it will attempt loading the website.zip file, unzip the file and load it as index.html.

If a domain name is type, the plugin will use ‘Massa Name Service’ to search for the domain’s address. It is similar to how the popular Ethereum Name Service (ENS) functions.

Should the website require larger files such as videos, the plugin can be configured to to search for external data on IPFS or the standard web, however, users can disable fetching off-chain files for security.

Blockchains Future Outlook

Both blockchains, Massa and Ultron are offering innovative approaches as technology is continuing to evolve. The next step will be decentralized operating systems (OS).

One of the most known projects for decentralized OS is Quant Network. Their OverLedger system is designed for capital markets, insurance, financial institutions, banks and more.

OverLedger is a cloud-based Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) operating system that connects to numerous DLTs and API systems through a single API. Only 3 lines of code are required to begin using the OS.

PraSaga foundation is a Swiss company is developing its own layer one blockchain and OS, called SagaOS. The company was granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office for its operating system.

Patent number 20200348963 covers the systemic extensible blockchain object model comprising a first-class object model and a distributed ledger technology.

SagaOS will run on the SagaChain while storing the class trees and logic for smart assets on the chain. David Beberman, CTO and Co-Founder of PraSaga said: “This is going to improve the ability for developers to create applications, manage their codebases and address real world challenges.

“We set out to address parallel processing of transactions and in the process built a method for writing blockchain applications that more closely matches other applications environments.”

Other companies are also in the process of developing their operating systems.

According to Verified Market Research, the blocckchain in the manufacturing market was worth $40 million in 2021. In 2030 it is expected to reach $766.2 million.

We are likely to see the blockchain technology implemented in numerous sectors aside virtual reality, which will bring us a step closer to a full immersement in a digital world.


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