The IOST blockchain is currently holding an election to vote for Node Candidates. This election marks the release of the voting portal and official launch of the IOST global Partnership Program. The IOST Global Partner Program is hailed as a major innovative step in decentralized community development and governance.
All participants in the election are incentivised to participate through rewards – encouraging everyone to become contributors and stakeholders of the IOST ecosystem. Excitingly, over 3 million IOST has already been distributed as bonuses for the current node candidate participants. Below is a list of the top candidates.
BISS.com is an exchange located in the Cayman Islands. BISS is currently the number 1 ranked node candidate and has achieved elected status. Hailed as the ‘world’s first token-to-token and token-to-stock CFD trading platform’, the exchange offers support for both cryptocurrency and stock trades.
IOST World has created a community effort located in South Korea. Aiming to be ‘the most influential node in the world’, 100 & 100 Venture Capital boast an experienced track-record and team. Previous investment projects have included; Wanchain, Gifto, Zilliqa, Cindicator, Airbloc, Phantasma, Nucleus Vision, Contents Box and others.
SSSminex’s offers a joint-venture partnership between SSSnodes and Minex.HK, based in China. As an elected node, SSSminex is aiming to propagate major resources and community outreach programs in Shen Zhen and Hong Kong, promoting IOST ecosystem development.
AlphaCoin Fund is our second node candidate located in the Cayman Islands, and has secured elected status. This crypto fund is offering its investors exposure to blockchain startups and crypto-asset investments. With team members from Binance and Citibank, they have successfully divested over $60 million of funding in 2017. AlphaCoin has built supernodes for Huobi Pro, CyberMiles and bgogo, and are looking to significantly expand their services and expertise into the IOST ecosystem.
The first Chinese crypto fund of the list – Float Capital. Involved in the early and private funding of the IOST blockchain, Float Capital is expanding their influential investment portfolio and ecosystem contributions through the launch of this node
Another community node effort – Xinyang IOST represents a key grassroots community effort. Promising to build partnerships and promote the IOST ecosystem, Xinyang is laser-focused on creating a long-lasting and fruitful effort.
Currentlt the only KOL-type node submission within the top 10, Fortune Club. They describe their efforts as the ‘IOST Community head in China’ who are aiming to achieve financial success for the ecosystem. Another community effort project.
Created by a group of talented cryptocurrency software developers, financial managers and traders, and the only VC node candidate from the USA in the top 10; Sulter Ventures is aiming to accelerate the adoption of decentralized technologies and communities. With elected status secured, the team are focusing on the growth of the IOST network participants, primary third-party businesses and decentralized applications. The VC node will identify projects that can benefit the whole network – supporting them with funding and other business services.
Huobi Pool is the first ever pool platform to combine cryptocurrency mining with an active exchange. This Chinese candidate is backed by industry-leading financial support from the Huobi Group – with access to research and development capabilities and a global user base. They are able to accomodate PoW, PoS and DPos blockchains. Huobi Pool is fully committed to developing and maintaining network security, as well as contributing to community development.
One of the most successful leading blockchain media conglomerates in Japan – Digital Journal Having gained elected status, Digital Journal is aiming to provide the ‘bridge’ between Japan and the IOST world/ecosystem. By creating comprehensive blockchain information for consumers and industry participants.
So there you have it, the current top node candidates for the IOST election. Make sure to cast your vote!