The Case for Oyster Protocol (PRL)

Oyster Pearl (PRL)  is a coin that has been addressing the massive problem of out of control advertising on the internet. Ads are intrusive, annoying, and can often take up a large amount of bandwidth. Oyster Pearl addresses this by empowering website owners to earn revenue without displaying endless ads, while also providing file storage benefits as well. Visitors to these sites contribute a small portion of GPU and CPU which enables their files to be stored in a decentralized ledger, also rewarding website operators with revenue based on visitors and time spend on their site. The Oyster Protocol operates on top of the IOTA tangle and utilizes Ethereum smart contracts within their ecosystem as well. They have also introduced Oyster Shell (SHL) as a way to utilize new dapps and earn revenue on the Oyster meshnet, setting up nicely for future expansion of product offering.

Despite solid progress on roadmap, having already released their mainnet, the coin has taken a greater hit than most of the market in the recent bear turn down. PRL is currently trading at $0.14 USD on KuCoin, which is 1/30th of it’s January high of $4.38 USD. As Bitcoin shows early signs of a rally, keep an eye on PRL to rebound well if the progress continues.

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Cryptocurrency Airdrop 101

Airdrops have become a popular term in the realm of crypto. By definition, an airdrop refers to: “a procedure of distributing tokens by awarding them to existing holders of a particular blockchain currency, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.”  Cryptocurrency airdrops are essentially a means of receiving free tokens in a new project by holding the mainchain token it is deploying on. Examples of airdrops include Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold (both of which airdropped from a snapshot of those who held BTC.) As more projects develop, and new protocols emerge, we wanted to discuss a few tokens that could be great to hold in order to benefit from airdrops moving forward.

  1. EOS - EOS is a top ten crypto, and the team is building a blockchain platform that is feeless and scalable. The team has already announced they will be airdropping projects that will be going live on the platform such as Everipedia. The EOS mainnet will launch and June and it could pay major dividends moving forward to register and hold EOS for future airdrops as well. It currently trades at $11.48 on Binance.

  2. LRC - Loopring protocol is building a decentralized automated execution system that trades across the crypto-token exchanges, shielding users from counterparty risk and reducing the cost of trading. LRC is an ERC20 token(built on Ethereum network), but the team will be airdropping LRN and LRQ to support cross functionality for both NEO and QTUM. As the space becomes more siloed, LRC could be a great connector, and receiving airdrops of future network support tokens could be a big advantage for those that hold Loopring. LRC trades at $0.76 on HitBTC at the moment.

  3. PRL - Oyster Pearl is a protocol focused on enhancing web revenue experiences by enabling website owner’s with an anonymous and decentralized user-friendly way to implement both revenue generation (only have to add a line of code), file storage. Recently, PRL holders received a 1 to 1 airdrop of SHL (Oyster Shell), which is essentially the gas of the network they are building. Holding PRL could yield more free tokens if the network expands additional functionality moving forward! PRL trades at $0.74 on Kucoin at the time being.

These are three projects that are not on everyone’s radar, and it is likely that the staple tokens like Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEO will also have a variety of airdrops moving forward. It is important to note that not all airdrops are supported on exchanges, and often the most effective way to receive an airdrop is to store on a personal wallet such as Metamask or a Ledger Wallet.

Always make sure to do extra homework when researching airdrops, and ensure to follow specific instructions given by the project teams themselves!

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3 Altcoins With Real World Use Cases

As more and more Altcoins emerge, it can be hard to determine value when so many do not have even have a working product. This is a big reason that cryptocurrencies are considered a highly speculative investment. We wanted to take the time to highlight some projects that we think are addressing tangible use cases with specific applications and solutions! Here are 3 Altcoins that have real world use cases:

  1. MTL (Metal Pay) - Metal Pay is building a payment app that is a lot like Venmo for cryptocurrencies. Using Metal Pay allows you to transfer money to anyone, any time, and rewards every transaction. Metal’s ‘Pop’ features automatically pays out 5% in MTL every time a payment is sent, and the app will support integrations with big banks such as Chase, BofA and Citi, offering an instantaneous bridge between fiat and crypto. MTL could push crypto towards the mainstream and would certainly be simpler solution to sending payment than the standard wallet address copy-paste method (which can limit non-technical folks). The team has been transparent in uploading Metal Pay demo videos to their youtube, and marketing is picking up around the upcoming app launch. it will be interesting to see how adoption of the app plays out and could be worth keeping an eye on as MTL trades at $3.60 on Binance currently.
  2. PRL (Oyster Pearl) - Oyster Pearl is creating the future of website monetization and distributed storage, built on IOTA Tangle and Ethereum. Oyster enables a user-friendly way to implement both its revenue generation (only have to add a line of code). Website visitors contribute a small portion of their CPU and GPU power to enable users' files to be stored on a decentralized and anonymous ledger - In return, the website owners get paid indirectly by the storage users and website visitors can enjoy an ad-free browsing experience. PRL trades at $0.81 USD on Kucoin and Cryptopia. The PRL team will be performing an airdrop of SHL(Oyster Shell) in the near future, SHL will be used to pay for connectivity and Dapp operation across the Oyster meshnet and SHL will be paid out automatically to all PRL holders at a 1:1 ratio.
  3. ELA (Elastos) - Elastos is the building the first internet operating system that uses the internet as the base-layer infrastructure rather than an application. Elastos will call this the SmartWeb, and Dapps will be able to run on a peer-to-peer network without centralized control.The goal of the team is to build a new type Internet community with honesty and without network attacks. Recently, the team posted a photo of an iphone running on the Elastos operating system to Twitter (see tweet here). There has been a lot of mystery behind ELA as the circulating supply has not yet been reported on coinmarketcap, and many believe this number will be low due to a variety of lock ins by the team and some early investors; which could send the price higher. Regardless, after forming the G3 alliance with NEO and Ontology (ONT), Elastos is a project that is in good company, and could be worth checking out as it trades at $37 on Huobi currently.
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Hot Coins 🔥 Monero, Oyster Pearl & Wanchain


XMR (Monero) - Monero is a leading privacy cryptocurrency, XMR has been the leader in private and censorship-resistant transactions for a while and for good reason. Data privacy is of increasing importance in a world where our internet personas are ever tracked, followed and targeted. Monero is among the most reputable projects in the dev community and was recently found by a group of researchers at Princeton to be the only untraceable coin. Monero does not market heavily as most coins do, which should be considered a good thing. Although the market cap rank is 12th and the coin trades at $330 USD today on Bittrex, there is much room for growth in XMR.

PRL (Oyster Pearl) - Oyster Pearl is creating the future of website monetization and distributed storage, built on IOTA Tangle and Ethereum. Using smart contracts, revenue can be generated from online content by utilizing just a line of code in the front end in the website. Website visitors contribute a small portion of their CPU and GPU power to enable users' files to be stored on a decentralized and anonymous ledger - In return, the website owners get paid indirectly by the storage users and website visitors can enjoy an ad-free browsing experience. Test net A released this month and Test net B is releasing next month, with the main net set to go live in May. Oyster Pearl is a project that has a lot of potential, PRL ranks 213 from a market cap perspective and currently trades at just $1.18 USD on Kucoin and Cryptopia.

WAN (Wanchain) - Wanchain aims to build a distributed “bank”. Just as traditional banks are the infrastructure of the current financial framework, Wanchain seeks to build a new, distributed infrastructure of digital assets to form an improved and modern framework. It uses the latest cryptographic theories to build a non-proprietary cross-chain protocol and a distributed ledger that records both cross-chain and intra-chain transactions. Jack Lu leads the team as a former senior software architect of Xerox and Hewlett-Packard, and with strong experience in decentralized technologies as the builder of Factom. With the test net going live last week and the coin set to begin trading on major exchanges before Chinese New Year, WAN should hit exchanges at ~$2-5 USD and should continue to rise from there if they are able to deliver.

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