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BitValue Capital Invests $10 Million in IOST

 To Advance Web3 and AI Integration

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA , April 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The strategic partnership aims to support IOST’s mainnet upgrade and ecosystem development.

Canadian Web3 investment firm BitValue Capital announces a strategic partnership with IOST through a $10 million USD long-term investment aimed at enhancing IOST’s mainnet capabilities and supporting the continuous development of its ecosystem. BitValue Capital will also play an advisory role, helping IOST with:


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1. The diversified international expansion process centered around Hong Kong,

2. Conducting global marketing campaigns,

3. Further building the IOST ecosystem,

4. Introducing more institutions to support the IOST ecosystem,such as the North American professional trading institution, Spield Algorithm.


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BitValue Capital’s investment in IOST highlights not only the project’s regulatory compliance in Japan but also its development as an enterprise-level public chain platform for online service providers. Upon its mainnet upgrade, IOST will achieve higher throughput and availability, becoming a true Web3 blockchain operating system.

The IOST 2.0 Subchains

In IOST 2.0’s subchains, the AI Native Blockchain will have vast potential for development with the integration of Web3 and AI technologies.

1. On the one hand, AI can optimize computation and processes to reduce network load and improve latency to enhance blockchain efficiency.

2. On the other hand, blockchain can provide a record of AI’s decision-making processes.

3. As these two emerging technologies converge, the combined potential is immeasurable.

Based in Hong Kong, IOST’s Web3+AI concept in its subchains will bring a handful of high-quality dApps.

A Joint Ecosystem Incentive Fund by BitValue and IOST

BitValue and IOST will jointly launch a $5 million Ecosystem Incentive Fund to provide more support for global developers and accelerate the construction and development of the IOST ecosystem. By leveraging both parties’ rich experience in the blockchain industry and global investment portfolios, more resources and innovation will be injected into the ecosystem. We believe that this Ecosystem Incentive Fund will expedite the implementation of IOST’s ecosystem, leading to exponential growth in its application layer and on-chain users.

The fund plan is divided into two parts: the “New Ecosystem Fund” and the “Accelerator Fund,” which will provide customized support services for projects at different stages of development, including funding, technology, token models, marketing, community building, and exchange platform connections.

Introduction to IOST 2.0, the Web3 blockchain operating system

IOST is a globally renowned public chain platform developed for online service providers and backed by more than 30 top-tier global investment firms, such as Sequoia, Matrix Partners, ZhenFund, Hillhouse Capital, and etc. After its mainnet upgrade, IOST 2.0 will boast higher throughput and availability, becoming a real Web3 blockchain operating system.

IOST 2.0 — The Merge will adopt a Beacon Chain + Smart Chain architecture compatible with EVM, and both will communicate using the standard Engine API. In addition, IOST 2.0 will continue to evolve and upgrade multiple subchains, including generic EVM smart contract chains and specialized subchains, such as NFT, gaming, and AI Native chains.

IOST’s AI Native Blockchain subchain will employ a novel mechanism called “Proof of Inference.” Under this mechanism, DApps can call deep learning inferences within smart contracts, and validators will process these inferences. Validators will receive more rewards upon completing these inference tasks, effectively upgrading the traditional “Proof of Work” mechanism.

IOST 2.0 is tentatively divided into three stages: consensus, execution, and communication.

1. Consensus Layer: Upgrading IOST to serve as IOST 2.0’s Consensus Layer (or Beacon Chain), maintaining the existing consensus mechanism.

2. Execution Layer: Introducing Go-Ethereum as IOST 2.0’s Execution Layer (also known as Smart Chain), which is a fully EVM-compatible version of Geth.

3. Network Communication: In IOST 2.0, the Consensus Layer and Execution Layer will communicate using the standard Engine API and adhere to the Ethereum JSON-RPC API specifications.

BitValue Capital’s investment in IOST is based on the project’s strengths and potential in the blockchain sector, as well as a profound understanding of the prospects for Web3 and AI integration. BitValue looks forward to collaborating with IOST to create more value for global developers and users, jointly promoting the development and application of blockchain and AI technologies and driving the flourishing growth of the global digital economy.


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Kevin Moore - E-Crypto News Editor

Kevin Moore - E-Crypto News Editor

Kevin Moore is the main author and editor for E-Crypto News.