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What is Universa?
If you want to know what Universa actually is, you should read their whitepaper. It won’t take you long and it is an absolute must if you are thinking about buying it. Anyway, here’s a summary. Universa is a blockchain protocol and platform that primarily focuses on smart contracts and the B2B-sector and it is completely mining free.
Universa solves Ethereum’s biggest problems
It is similar to Ethereum, but Universa solves some of the problems that Ethereum has: scalability and speed. Remember when Crypto Kittens – a digital version of Tamagotchi, that ran on the Ethereum blockchain – was released and went viral? Well, it completely congested the Ethereum network and it showed us how current blockchain protocols are not ready for mass-adoption. Because of the congestion, the transaction speed was horrible: some transactions were pending for several days. Ethereum can process around 15-25 transactions per second whereas Universa will be able to process 20.000 transactions per second. We can already hear some of you say: “but EOS can process a lot more transactions per second!”. We know, but Universa and EOS both have their pros and cons, and they are pretty different to one another. There are some pretty good blog posts that give an in-depth explanation about the difference between Ethereum and EOS, we advise you to read them.
Although the Universa platform is still being developed, they have been testing their transaction speed with one of the biggest banks in Russia, Alfabank, and they have confirmed that the transaction speed is around 20.000 per second.
A smart contract platform for the B2B sector
It is a term that is being tossed around all the time: smart contracts. Digitalized and automated contracts on the blockchain. This is Universa’s main focus. To be more precise: smart contracts for businesses. As you may know, the B2B sector is in most cases a lot more profitable than the B2C sector for most companies. Universa has made a smart move by targeting the corporate world instead of average developers that like to tinker around with smart contracts.
Universa is paving the way for businesses to make full use of smart contracts. That’s the main problem with smart contracts in general: what are the use cases of smart contracts on other blockchain platforms at the moment? Besides a bunch of ICO’s there aren’t many. This will change. In a few years you will see smart contracts being used on a large scale. Passports, for example, will be blockchain based. Universa is fully aware of the potential use cases and has explicitly described them on their website and in their whitepaper.
Why haven’t large corporates started working on digitalizing contracts on blockchains yet? The reason is because most cryptocurrency platforms are not ready yet. These platforms have always focused on creating a decentralized space, but never intended to specifically target the B2B sector. Although we fully support the idea of a decentralized currency (we in particular know just how rotten and artificial the current financial systems are in this world), businesses aren’t interested in decentralization. They want certainty and they want some sort of organisation or group to be responsible for their future smart contracts (just think about all the legal implications). This is why Universa has opted for a Proof-of-State mechanism for their smart contracts and not a Proof-of-Stake or Proof-of-Work mechanism, like all the other cryptocurrencies use. This brings us to a sensitive topic: moving away from decentralization. Using a Proof-of-State mechanism can be seen as moving away from decentralization as well as the fact that Universa is planning on licensing network masternodes. We think ICORating.com explains it well: ‘’The mechanism of “Proof-of-State” and the licensing of network nodes could be perceived as moving away from decentralization. Trying to create a convenient business solution in a broad sense can go against the very rationale of the blockchain.’’
Because Universa uses a Proof-of-State mechanism they aren’t relying on archaic mining techniques (Proof-of-Work). Personally, we are against the energy consuming mining processes. It was fun for the first few years, but there are better alternatives at this point. This also an important variable for the corporate world, and Universa knows it.
Besides using a Proof-of-State mechanism, Universa will license its nodes. This is very important for businesses as well. You don’t want anonymous Joe’s to run nodes that have thousands of important contracts stored on them. The people that will run a masternode will be screened by Universa and will have to purchase a license. These masternodes will most likely be ran by businesses as well.
Why It Is Undervalued
Universa will be in the top 10 next year – mark our words
Universa is highly undervalued. The marketcap is currently $27.2 mln., which is insanely low! Furthermore, it is ranked #229 on CoinMarketCap and we are quite certain that Universa will have a top 10 spot there next year. Additionally, the volume is also relatively low (but not as low as CoinMarketCap portrays it to be). The volume primarily comes from Cobinhood, but CoinMarketCap excludes Cobinhood as it has no trading fees. The volume has decreased from $2 mln. per day to around $100.000 per day. Price currently stands at $0.015 per token which is almost equal to the ICO price. It stood at $0.05 less than 2 months ago.
Universa’s main strength: Alexander Borodich
Universa’s main strength is their CEO, Alexander Borodich, who closes deal after deal after deal. The man is everywhere, Malaysia, China, Japan, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and on TV. Here are some examples of what Borodich achieved in less than 2 weeks after their ICO, back in December:
- Universa negotiated the integration of a system a-la Ripple, based on the Universa Blockchain, with Alfa Bank (one of the biggest Russian private banks).
- An agreement on cooperation and integration with Beijin Kuyshu Quantum Technologies Co was signed. It allows Universa to open an office in any of the three technoparks in Beijing, with support of the state-owned Techcode.
- An agreement is being prepared to implement the Universa Blockchain in SmartCity in conjunction with the Greenland Group.
- An agreement was reached on establishing a teaching structure for the Universa Blockchain at the Shanghai Institute of Economic Development.
- And a lot of other negotiations with several governments, including the UAE.
We suggest reading Universa’s update blog posts which they release each week (there are currently 15 weeks that have been covered with the 16th one coming this week). Check it out here. Universa has been extensively covered on television as well. Borodich is regularly interviewed by large news channels about cryptocurrencies and Universa. His biggest debut was when he introduced Universa on RussiaToday when they were covering the World Economic Forum held in Davos which Donald Trump attended. The man knows how to market Universa, and the PR is top notch.
Universa will soon be listed on big exchanges
Universa is currently only trading on smaller exchanges. That will change soon. Currently, as Universa’s platform is still under development, you can only trade a placeholder token (UTNP) which you will be able to swap as soon as Universa’s mainnet is online. It would only make sense to get listed on big exchanges after these tokens have been swapped. Our guess is that UTN will get listed in either Q3 or Q4 this year on multiple big exchanges.
Connections to Huobi, the CryptoRuble and Putin
Huobi is one the bigger exchanges that will list UTN after they have released their mainnet. Universa has strong ties with Huobi as it seems that Huobi is an important player when it comes to facilitating the CryptoRuble market. Yes, you read that right: the crypto version of the Russian Ruble. President Putin has indicated that he wants to use the CryptoRuble in the future, although the Russian banks are skeptical. The Russian Association for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (RACIB), supervised by Putin, announced that they will launch the CryptoRuble in 2019.
Here comes the interesting part: the RACIB introduced Universa this week at the BlockchainRussia 2018 conference in Moscow and recommended it as ‘’the most technologically advanced solution’’. Furthermore, they announced that Universa will be used to tokenize assets and as a digital platform for the Crypto Park, which is currently being created in Moscow. We already know the ins- and outs of this Crypto Park but we won’t bother explaining them. It will be the Silicon Valley of crypto.
Then there is the direct connection to Putin. We know from several people that Borodich has talked to Putin privately about Universa and cryptocurrencies in general, and how Russia should try to become the leader in cryptocurrency and blockchain development. He has also spoken to the Vice-President of Belarus, which was very skeptical about cryptocurrencies, but Borodich changed his mind. Borodich also advised him to try and become one of the leading nations when it comes to the development of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in general. Guess what? Since last week crypto business is legal in Belarus. These aren’t coincidences, Universa’s CEO is very influential and well-connected.
Universa could replace the SWIFT system
Recently, a political expert wrote an article about Universa and according to him it could be an alternative for the SWIFT system. He explained how the West has been trying to intimidate Russia by denying them access to the SWIFT system for years. Although Trump and Putin are trying to build a new relationship between America and Russia, there is still some tension between the 2 countries. Adopting Universa could protect Russia from the threats of being denied access to the SWIFT system.
We have to admit, you should take this with a grain of salt. In the rest of the article the author exaggerates about the fact that Universa is currently being adopted by all banks in Russia – which isn’t the case. At the moment it is just Alfabank and there is another huge bank which is working with Universa, which hasn’t been announced yet.
Not a lot of people are aware of Universa
What we know for sure is that Universa has not yet been discovered by the rest of the world. It reminds us of Antshares (now NEO) and VeChain (VEN). Antshares was under the radar for a very long time. In one of our emails back in 2017 we recommended you to invest in Antshares when the price stood at $0.13. Not many people knew what it was and the marketing machine had not started yet. Then it took off and the rest is history. It also reminds us of VeChain. VeChain was running a private blockchain for about 2 years before they finally launched their token. We told you to pick it up at the end of August – they had already closed some huge deals (a partnership with PwC) months before VEN launched but as VEN was only available on some smaller exchanges and the marketing machine had not yet started either (we would like to remind you that at this point basically everything was still Chinese and the VeChain Foundation didn’t even exist). All it took was one small pump and people suddenly started to find out just how big VeChain actually was.
Looking at Google trends absolutely confuses us. The people that are most interested in Universa are from The Netherlands, Italy and Russia. We understand Russia, but why is The Netherlands, a small country, so interested in Universa? We don’t know. We know that the Dutch are very active within the cryptocurrency space. We remember reading a news article that stated that the Dutch are heavily investing in cryptocurrencies.
The fact that such a small country and Italy are the most interested in Universa lets us know that the rest of the world has not yet discovered Universa, and once they do, it will take off.
We are 100% convinced that Universa is undervalued and has a lot of room to grow. Many people are still unaware about Universa but this is going to change very soon. Now is the best time to invest in our opinion.