Holo (HOT) Price Spikes Following US Patent Approval

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In Brief
  • HOT token prices surged 2,000% since the beginning of February 2021.

  • Spike possibly linked to successful patent filing.

  • Holo assured users that the patent doesn’t detract from open-source agenda.

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HOT, the native token of the Holo cloud hosting market has increased by more than 2,000% since the beginning of February 2021.

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Speculation for the February surge linked it to a live Youtube AMA, held by Holo.

HOT Blasts Off

An initial spike occurred on March 15. This stabilized at around $0.007874 but jumped to $0.010415 and then to its current price of $0.015827 in quick succession. Despite the small value, this is 106 times higher than its initial coin offering (ICO) price. 

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Alongside the price spike, HOT has seen an increase in trading volume. CoinMarketCap notes a near 400% increase in trading volume over the last 24 hours. 

HOT/USDT Chart by TradingView

US Approves Holo Patent

The approval of a United States patent for Holo’s rrDHT could be the reason behind the price surge.

rrDHT is a peer-to-peer networking design implemented on the open-source framework, Holochain. This is the company’s framework for developing decentralized apps (dApps) that doesn’t require blockchain technology. 

This patented design describes a system of nodes communicating according to a relaxed, agent-centric distributed hash table.

It is an easier way to represent complex distributed data models. It focuses on methods for saving, storing. and retrieving data in a multi-node computing system where no single node has a comprehensive index of nodes or content managed by those nodes.

Holo filed the patent to ensure it owns this technology despite being an open-source project;

“Patents protect how innovations can be used. In our case this patent is intended to protect the Holochain open-source project from trolls who could file patents on our technical innovation and then use them to prevent us from implementing it,” says Van Lindberg, the IP attorney involved in writing the patent application. 

The non-profit assures users that it still intends to share this technology openly within the context of its open-source framework. 

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After working in news and lifestyle journalism, Leila decided to bring her interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain to her day job. She now runs the Features and Opinions desk at BeinCrypto which fits perfectly with her enthusiasm for crypto's social and political impact.

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