Ethereum Classic Callisto (CLO) Airdrop/Fork Expected March 2-5 (2018)

The Callisto Airdrop is expected to occur for Ethereum Classic (ETC) holders between March 2nd and 5th, 2018. People holding ETC during a snapshot taken at block 5,500,000 will receive free CLO tokens at a 1:1 proportion to their ETC holdings.

Airdrops and Forks are one the best aspects of hodling. Free money.

Free Money

How to Claim your Callisto (CLO) Tokens

Hold Ethereum Classic (ETC) in a wallet where you control your private keys such as MyEtherWallet or Metamask prior to the snapshot being taken during block 5,500,000. Once you have received the tokens after the snapshot is taken, check your CLO token balance and you should have received the airdrop.

Is it an Airdrop or a Fork?

On one hand its a fork in most ways, as parities are as of now connected with addresses, so there is nothing to “drop.”

On the other hand, each source aside the GitHub is depicting the minute when CLO tokens are available as an “airdrop.”

Either way, the outcome is the same: 1 free CLO for every ETC.

What is Callisto About Anyways?

Callisto is a blockchain technology that runs on the Ethereum Classic protocol. It introduces a cold staking protocol which rewards token holders for being participants.

Cold staking gives CLO token holders incentives for holding for a specific period of time, allowing them to earn interests without validating transactions as transactions will be achieved by the Proof-of-Work algorithm.

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Callisto’s Goal

“The main goal of callisto is to research and develop a reference implementation of self-sustaining, self-governed, self-funded blockchain ecosystem and development environment,” explains the CLO white paper.

Callisto aims to establish a secure and contribution-friendly environment for further protocol development and improvements. It will rely on a built-in system of smart-contracts to achieve this goal.

It will be possible for Callisto smart contracts to be used on Ethereum classic blockchains and also ETC smart contracts run on Callisto blockchain effectively.

Callisto’s development team is also looking to settle a couple of issues identified with contract hacking.

Callisto’s Effect on ETC Price

Ethereum Classic’s price has surged from the $30 range to a high of over $40 in anticipation for the Callisto fork before a minor price correction.

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ETC / USD 2018 to date

I am anticipating an upwards price movement as we get closer to the fork, as many traders will move into positions to exploit the airdrop and receive free CLO tokens.

Ethereum Classic, is a remarkably stable cryptocurrency judging by its price trend compared to many other coins in the market. I wouldn’t expect any extreme volatility for the fork but traders should keep in mind that ETC price is likely to drop after the fork as profits would be taken by traders exploiting the airdrop almost immediately.

Whatever your trading plan is, it’s important to trade with funds you can afford to lose. Always Do Your Own Research. Here is the Callisto Whitepaper.

Hold on for dear life.

The first Litecoin hard fork “Litecoin Cash” (LCC) – Is it worth FOMOing over?

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An unofficial hard fork of Litecoin, which is basically a clone cryptocurrency which forks off the Litecoin blockchain.

Why “unofficial”? Well.. because Litecoin’s founder, Charlie Lee says so:

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A new cryptocurrency named “Litecoin Cash” (LCC) will fork from the Litecoin blockchain at block 1371111
https://live.blockcypher.com/ltc/

Everyone holding Litecoin will get 10 Litecoin Cash (LCC) for every Litecoin they own.
The Max Supply for Litecoin Cash will be 840 Million compared to Litecoin’s 84 Million, which is why the claim ratio is 10:1
Although Litecoin is mined with Scrpt, Litecoin Cash witll use the SHA256 hashing algorithm.
This is being promoted by Litecoin Cash as a way to extend the life of older Bitcoin mining hardware which is no longer powerful enough to mine Bitcoin.
Since the difficulty of Litecoin Cash will be much lower, it will put less effective SHA256 mining hardware to better use.

Compared to Litecoin, Litcoin Cash also features superior mining difficulty adjustment using the DarkGravity algorithm which is also used by Dash.
This should be considered a “Friendly Fork” because the network will use a new address prefix, unlike Bitcoin Cash did with Bitcoin, which caused much confusion.

How do you get it?
The block of the fork, 1371111, is expected occur sometime between February 18th and 19th so you must be holding Litecoin when this block is confirmed.

Firstly, before getting deeper into how to get the fork, here are some IMPORTANT DISCAIMERS to keep your Litecoin safe.
1) Wait for the fork before doing anything
2) Move your Litecoin to a new address after the fork
3) Use the private key for your old Litecoin address to claim your Litecoin Cash

How to get Litecoin Cash:
1) Download a wallet for your device directly from the official Litecoin Cash website: https://litecoinca.sh/
2) Import your Litecoin private key
3) Claim your Litecoin Cash

Is it legit or a scam?
Although they promote safety measures in order to claim it such as moving your Litecoin before pasting old private keys on the internet, it seems a bit on the scammy side. Charlie Lee’s tweet does explicitly state that anything claiming to be a Litecoin hard fork is a scam.

However, whether Litecoin Cash proves to be a scam or worthless for that matter, if you follow the “Safety Rules” as you claim the fork, there is no risk of losing your coins or being scammed as long as you make sure to never again use the Litecoin address you input to claim the Litecoin Cash fork.

What does it mean for the future of Litecoin?

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This Litecoin Cash hard fork and any other similar hard forks which are developed by members outside of the Litecoin core developer group will have a very minimal impact on the future outlook of Litecoin, if at all.
The most likely outcome for this fork should be very similar to Bitcoing Gold, otherwise known as Bgold.

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There are a couple reasons why Bitcoin Gold is our best proxy to benchmark our expectations for Bitcoin Cash.
1) Bitcoin Gold’s main points of differentiation vs. Bitcoin are also the mining algorithm and faster difficulty adjustments
2) Bitcoin Gold’s development team is also a small group in China presenting a friendly fork in order to make better use of certain mining equipment
3) They both have bad English, bad Marketing, and made forking announcements on short timelines to push hype and a sense of urgency to receive the fork.

Currently, Bitcoin Gold is trading around 1.5% the price of Bitcoin. I would expect a similar outcome for Litecoin Cash, although in Litecoin Cash’s case, it may be more like 0.15%, due to the 10-1 claim ratio of the fork and higher Max Supply

With all this said.. let’s get back to the point. Is Litecoin Cash worth FOMOing over?
The answer to that question depends how much skin you have in the game, whether this is something to FOMO over, or even to bother with claiming.
For example, If you are the owner of 100 LTC, currently valued around $15K USD, the Litecoin Cash fork could possibly reward you with a couple hundred dollars worth of coin. You could hold them and see what happens, or even sell them and use them to increase your Litecoin holdings.

However, if you’re only holding a small number of LTC, for example 5, this fork may very well not produce enough value to cash out for a happy meal.

So will you FOMO or not? The coice is up to you…

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