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What is IOST?

IOST, also known as The Internet of Services Token, is a fast and secure blockchain that seeks to tackle the scalability issue that major blockchains face. IOST was launched in 2018, and the IOST mainnet went live in 2019. Built as an alternative to Ethereum, IOST has its own ecosystem of nodes, wallets, consensus protocol and dApps.

The IOST blockchain runs on their novel Proof of Believability (PoB) consensus mechanism – whereby nodes are validated on the basis of past validator behavior patterns and contributions. IOST is the native utility token that powers the IOST network.

IOST sets itself apart from other blockchains with its unique sharding-based approach. Through sharding, data is broken into fragments and distributed evenly across the network, massively increasing throughput and reducing blockchain bloat. IOST claims to handle a high throughput of 7,000 to 8,000 transactions per second.

This sharding system also incorporates an innovative distributed random protocol and Atomix, an inter-shard protocol for verifying transaction atomicity. IOST further reduces blockchain bloat with a micro-state block generation protocol that ensures only the most important information, such as block headers, are stored on the blockchain.

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What can I do after I buy IOST?

IOST is a blockchain-as-a-service platform aiming for mass adoption through its scalability solution. While you can securely hold your IOST on OKX, you can also leverage the utility of this native token in multiple ways.

Access dApps and Merchant Services

You can access a host of dApps, services and integrations through the IOST ecosystem. Ever since its 2019 launch, IOST has been launching proprietary dApps and commercial integrations on the network, including emerging dApps such as Yokozuna and RIZIN Fighting Collection in 2021. IOST’s 2022 roadmap includes improving the Github Action CI integration and more.

Smooth Developer Experience

IOST is designed to be simple for developers to use, with ultra-fast response time and finality. Developers can use V8 Javascript for smart contract developments and enjoy lower fees on a less resource-exhaustive Ethereum alternative blockchain. A stable network is crucial to the developer experience, and IOST boasts of having zero downtime ever since its launch in 2019.

Nearly Fee-less Transactions

Gas fees on the IOST network are significantly lower than competitor blockchains. Users can even enjoy free gas, by staking their IOST to get free gas rewards, among other passive income opportunities. You can also use OKX Earn to earn passively on your IOST holdings with flexible staking periods and high APYs.

Build NFT Marketplaces

IOST offers high scalability, a stable network, (almost) fee-less transactions, and a high response time – making it a great choice for building NFT marketplaces. IOST incorporates the IRC-721 NFT protocol, making it easier for developers to issue their NFT assets.

Be Part of a Growing Ecosystem

IOST has over half a million users on its network, with 400 nodes spanning across 20 countries. IOST presents a unique opportunity for its users to take part in its Proof of Believability consensus mechanism to become a decentralized committee member and earn voter rewards.

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Buy IOST with Debit/Credit Card

OKX facilitates seamless crypto purchases through debit/credit card payments. Buy IOST with over 90+ supported fiat currencies using Visa, Mastercard, or other debit/credit cards. If your preferred fiat is not supported, purchase USDT with your debit/credit card and use our trading terminal to swap it for IOST.

Buy USDT from Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Market

Navigate to our escrow-powered P2P trading window and purchase USDT directly from trusted sellers to trade it for IOST. OKX supports 40 payment methods, including bank transfer, PayPal, Cash App, Revolut and more.

Buy IOST in Spot Market

Easily buy IOST in our Spot Trading market. We’ve listed the IOST token against USDT, USDC, BTC and ETH. If you already possess the above coins, you can transfer them to your OKX account to buy IOST directly.

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  • Can I buy IOST with a debit/credit card?
    Yes, you buy IOST with a debit/credit card using over 90 different fiat currencies. If your preferred local currency is not available, you may convert or swap your crypto for IOST using OKX Convert or our trading terminal.
  • Is IOST a safe investment decision?
    All cryptocurrencies, including IOST, are considered a risky and volatile asset class. Any investment decision should arise from adequate research and discernment, as well as an understanding of current market trends.
  • I already own IOST. Can I transfer it to OKX?
    Yes, you can instantly transfer your IOST to store it on the OKX platform using a compatible wallet address.
  • What are the IOST trading pairs on OKX?
    OKX offers popular trading pairs for IOST: IOST/USDT, IOST/USDC, IOST/BTC and IOST/ETH. You can also instantly convert IOST with zero fees for over 100 supported cryptocurrencies.
  • Can I earn from my IOST holdings?
    You can use OKX Earn to stake your IOST holdings for competitively high APYS. All passive income opportunities are subject to market risks.
  • What are the most popular cryptocurrencies to invest in today?

    Top crypto, based on market capitalization or total circulation value, include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), and XRP (XRP).

    However, like all other crypto, the above are also featured with volatility and risks. You should do your own research (DYOR) and evaluate your risk appetite before investing in any crypto.

  • What are the top cryptocurrencies I can buy on OKX now?
    OKX provides access to hundreds of crypto and trading pairings. Some of the most popular crypto on OKX include BTC, ETH, USDT, DOGE, SOL and OKB. You can visit our brand-new OKX Crypto Calculator. Select a crypto and a fiat currency to check the estimated real-time price.