The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for EOS launched on 26th of June 2017 and is headed up by Dan Larimer, the founder of two other established crypto coins, STEEM and Bitshares. The company behind the coin is called Block.one and its registered in the Cayman Islands.
This new blockchain operating system is based off Ethereum but looks to be faster and more scalable solution, allowing users to build decentralized applications more efficiently. Block.one wants EOS to be used by large businesses, enabling corporations to automate processes, monitor assets, and create multiple applications.
Historically altcoin price fluctuations had a positive correlation with bitcoin price movements. This meant that if bitcoin price increased, you would soon expect the altcoin prices to increase, but recently bitcoin price and altcoin prices seem to be independent. Factors that drive price of an altcoin are interest around the altcoin, if there is an upgrade coming up, listing on prominent and trusted crypto exchanges and new partnerships formed by the altcoin.
Altcoin adoption has a major role in positive price increases, adoption is hugely influenced by the use cases of the coin. Spreading of FUD by media, negative press from influential people, banning of crypto by certain countries (regulation) and hacking of altcoin and exchange platforms has a negative effect on altcoin prices.
EOS can be bought via conversion on our marketplace. This means you can buy EOS with ZAR, EUR, NGN, GBP, AUD and many more. Supporting 25 countries, EOS can be bought using the most convenient local payment method; including bank transfers, PayPal, TransferWise, supported fiat deposits, direct deposits and M-Pesa. Credit card payments are coming soon.
EOS can be sold for BTC or other cryptocurrencies via the Coindirect conversion service. If you are located in one of our other 24 supported countries, you can instantly sell your EOS by selecting the best buy offer from vendors in your country or you can set up a sell offer on our marketplace if it's one of our major supported currencies.