Me likes the story around IOTA and Oyster Pearl right now. PRL will issue an airdrop of SHL to all PRL holders by March 1st I think.
Very excited about this.
Shells(SHL) are used to pay for connectivity and Dapp operation across the Oyster meshnet, whilst Pearls are used for static data retention on the tangle. Shell is not pegged to storage like how Pearl is. In the future you will be able to use Shells to access the decentralized web, connectivity that entirely bypasses ISPs and centralized infrastructure. Full white paper will be published next week.
PRL is very volatile but I think it has serious upward potential along with IOTA (I am holding a much larger amount of IOTA). Basically we might be finally on the cusp of the Tangle moving from theory to something functional.
The TPS is steadily increasing on IOTA due to PRL testnet.
Both PRL and IOTA are real next generation stuff from Blockchain. High risk, high reward.
Best bit is they have been knocked down a lot in the Jan sales.
PRL has morphed from a website ‘miner’ type software into something very ambitious indeed!
If one wants to visualise and understand more about the tangle, check out the cool visualiser here, much of the increase in TPS is due oyster pearl testnet. As the number of nodes and transactions goes up on the Tangle, the speed of the transactions actually increases!
If you want to learn a bit more about IOTA listen to it’s founder.