tldr; Travala.com has announced that its total revenue for the month of May was $5,353,849, a 57% year-on-year growth compared to May 2021. 73% of all bookings in May were paid with cryptocurrencies with BUSD, Binance Pay and USDT being the top preferred payment options. AVA token holders will soon be able to book over 3,000,000 travel products in 230+ countries. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*
There is a lot of crap being shilled all the time, I'll give you that. That being said, in the midst of all of it there are some great projects aimed at solving issues that fit blockchain very well. At the risk of shilling my own bags, I'll point out a few. GET - uses blockchain to **attempt** to solve issues within event ticketing. Tries to limit scalping and allow artists and event managers to streamline operations while connecting with audiences in ways not previously available. To me, best actual use of NFT's I've seeen. LTO - building an L1 from scratch designed by a company to fit their existing customers needs. Focusing on decentralized identities, GDPR compliance, handling of business sensitive data. Expanding beyond B2B with some new concepts such as ownables that aim to extend the use of NFTs. DUSK - aiming to use blockchain tech to tokenize securities. Making use of zk rollups among other newer innovations and working with regulators since the beginning. My newest interest so I don't know too too much about them. AVA - blockchain travel company. Probably the most real world use of any of these at this stage, with about $7.5m revenue monthly. They don't make use of blockchain tech to its fullest extent yet, but they do have a team full of former [booking.com](https://booking.com), expedia and other travel company execs who clearly know what they're doing. ​ I'm sure there's way more, but this is just to show you that yes there's a lot of crap among the crypto sphere, but there are also some projects just waiting to shine if you're willing to do the research and not listen to the endless echo chamber that is r/cc.
tldr; Travala.com's revenue for the month of April was $6,278,867, a 121% year-on-year growth compared to April 2021. 11% of all bookings in April were paid in the native AVA token, making it the most preferred crypto payment, followed by Binance Pay and USDT. 6,806 Smart members as of 1st May 2022 are locked representing 17.81% of the circulating supply of AVA. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*
Gotcha. Ive tried looking into the Travala cashback before, but I didn't see anything telling me I would get BTC back. Is it through their smart program? I figured the loyalty rewards were paid in their AVA token. ​ I do have a flight comping up, so I should look into it more.
You sound emotional bro. This will not make you make better decisions. Look at it more dry and nuanced. Is it worth it buying into AVA, Luna now? Look what projects are tied to Algo. Real world companies. Do proper research and take a step back.
tldr; Travala.com has announced that its total revenue for the month of March was $7,356,003 which includes accommodation bookings, flight bookings and activity bookings. This represents a 324% year-on-year growth compared to March 2021. 13% of all bookings in March were paid in AVA, making it the most preferred crypto payment, followed by Binance Pay, BUSD and USD *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*
I agree with you. In 2017 things were going bananas and my Bitcoin had gone up nicely so figured I was “playing with my winnings” and dropped some into several of those alts . There was so much hype all the alts seemed to be rising but I am not an experienced day trader— more of a buy/hold as I don’t have the time or experience. That said, it was a bad move and had I just left my Bitcoin alone would have been in a much better place. I haven’t apparently learned my lesson because here in 2022 I still hold alts including DOT, SOL, ZRX, BAT, AVA , ADA, LUNA and very small amounts in some others too like HBAR. Moving forward I’m just going to DCA BTC / ETH. These others may have potential but get the vibe I’ll be back here in 2024 asking if I should keep or ditch the above like Groundhog Day, heh.
LTC is in the dying breed of crypto coins. On the other hand I truly believe Algorand is positioning itself for massive success. At some point inflation will go away and we will see massive shift in supply compared to now. The governance model is super interesting and can’t wait to see what they layer in next. State proofs should make it the cheapest and most secure bridge… I imagine it will start to act as a layer 2 for many other blockchains like banks are using it for a Bitcoin layer 2. The way they are handling large smart contracts is to reduce layer 1 bloat is genius… The only competition I see it having is hashgraph. All the other people shilling SOL and AVA are just simps looking at metrics like TVL and activity. Congrats to them on following VCs and being part of that rat race /s. Algorand feels like it’s in the same place as ETH back when it launched. Only people with vision and high risk tolerance are in it now.
They're also partnered with AVA LAbs, Crypto dot com Capital, Band Protocol, and more. Seems like it was a huge project in the making with a ton of large parties involved. Excited to see what some of the incubation projects release!
Funny thing is, I'll be living in Thailand from April and I'll be paying for all of my accommodation with crypto through Travala. This new law won't affect a thing because the payments are cash settled through Booking.com I think this only highlights the need for trusted, KYC/AML compliant third parties. Bullish on AVA !
COSMOS is my favorite since they are putting a lot of effort into their ecology.AVA is also a solid investment, although not in the same league as COSMOS.The DOT network is similar to COSMOS in that it has a large number of parachains and, using Pinknode API services, new networks may simply integrate into their ecosystem.
See this is the kind of shilling and arguing I was just talking about. It comes from nothing more then attempt to convince others that the project you chose is better, therefore the SPECULATORS should buy your option instead of others. The value of BTC, ETH and every other project in this space has nothing to do with value of adoption, size of ecosystem or usage but the speculation on its future. So when you say Avalanche compares to ETH yet the leadership of ETH says its not ready and it needs tons of work on scalability that will take years then you are arguing to compare and value AVA on yet another not very well functioning coin. What you really saying is that, the speculator should take chance on Avalanche because you did and, the ridiculous, speculative value of ETh at the moment should justify even higher speculative value of AVA. Get real. What the coming winter in crypto market will make you realize is what the actual true value of the coins are just based on usage and adoption without the speculation that you are selling people on. Get ready its coming
Hasn´t been hyped yet. But I like AVA. They currently are in the process of delivering a total of ten airdrops for ava holders. The airdrop is for trvl token, 2 have already happened, so you could definitely get some free money there still. My previous airdrops (Smart level 4) were worth 40$ each when they happened.
Polkadot actually combats that issue well. Its governance token IS a governance token. You lock it up for 2 years to invest in the ecosystem, and you get rewarded by investing in the good companies. No one actually has asked, "what should a governance token do" If you did ... youd arrive at a similar implementation as Polkadot. But you reddit bozos keep on doing Eth (who's end game is to be worth nothing...as its a network coin to pay fees, and competition will drive fees down to nothing)...ADA, SOL, FTM, AVA and all the other completely worthless network end coins.
Syscoin has so much going for it right now and it is just starting to get the recognition and accolades it deserves. Since NEVM smart contracts was released the team has continued to put our stellar news and partnerships. You cannot scroll through twitter without seeing some strong posts and discussion about SYS. New projects launching on syscoin include: Luxy, Gold Standard Dao, Pegasys, Mute, Equalizer, and Orai. Uplists to Coinbase amd Kucoin are imminent and shouldn't take too much longer. There is 20mil SYS allocated to projects that deploy on NEVM - the program is open to any DeFi and GameFi projects built on or move over to Syscoin. Additional partnerships include Bloktopia (metaverse) and Uno Re (insurance industry) which will be pivotal for investing in insurance risk portfolios (NFTs are a great example). ZK-Rollups are set to be released during Q1 which will allow for Modular Chain - 210k TPS. When you compare that with Tezos (monolithic chain) 1k TPS, FTM (monolithic chain) 300k TPS but deflation cost model, AVA (monolithic chain) 4.5k TPS, EOS (monolithic chain) 6k TPS, ETH2 Modular and 100TPS, DOT (monolithic chain) 166kTPS , SOL (monolithic chain) 50kTPS, and BSC (monolithic chain) 132kTPS and also deflation cost model. I think it is a GEM and the run and recognition has only started.
I actually bought some recently as well, was wondering when this was going to get posted here. The functionality which is already there and which will be coming in the near future is really exciting imo. This has the potential to turn into something like AVA or SOL, but who knows what will actually happen.
> Comparing any account based (EVM) project to Cardano is a bit misguided because they are entirely different paradigms. Cardano is building off EUTxO, so it’s just not at all the same as all the ETH clones like Tezos, Matic, AVA, SOL, etc. You're right about the UTXO (although Cardano _is_ over-hyped regarding what they delivered so far), but please note that Tezos is not an ETH clone/EVM-based chain.
Comparing any account based (EVM) project to Cardano is a bit misguided because they are entirely different paradigms. Cardano is building off EUTxO, so it’s just not at all the same as all the ETH clones like Tezos, Matic, AVA, SOL, etc.
Gotta feel for projects like Travala AVA that are doomed to suppression until a post covid recovery. Great for anyone who wants to accumulate before the inevitable blast off though. Like pulling back an elastic band, the further you pull it back, the bigger the twang when you eventually release.
Heheh very nice. I am thankful that I’ve invested in Terra Luna. And I hope that the AVA token will have a good 2022, because it’s a travel token and I know we all want to be free again, travel, live our life’s just like before the whole plaque thing. Thanks and merry Christmas everybody
Been *seriously* into crypto for about 6 months now, after dabling with small $$ here and there since early '17, just for the novalty more than anything. Pretty much lost it all in shitty alts at the time. My current porftfolio is BTC - 85% ROSE - 7.5% GALA & AVA split remaining Picked up Rose and Gala on the higher side, so I've been watching these decline steeply though not overly concerned. Looking to drop a little more $$ in, (maybe about 10% of total current portfolio), ETH is where my head is at <4k. But can't help but think there's smaller projects w/ greater opportunity. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great.
AVA. It's tied to a travel booking company so for me personally it has use cases for discount/payment. However, due to Covid, I haven't travelled at all for almost a year so I haven't bought any. I still prioritize profitability than tech/use cases. The latter might be my focus when I'm in a better financial position.
I did this and it somewhat worked out for me but the token I invested pretty heavily in is still a Low market cap (under 100m) and has a working product with utility with [Travala.com](https://Travala.com) and their token AVA. ​ I plan to hold for another 4-7 years with the massive bag I hold, but I would be lying if I said it doesn't piss me off when meme and shit coins go through the roof when an actual product with a working team and purpose goes unnoticed lol.
I'm a little biased in this but at least on Travala.com 80%+ of payments are made via Crypto: - https://blog.travala.com/travala-com-monthly-report-november-2021/ That's around 6 Million USD of hotel / Travel bookings made using Crypto last month alone. Additionally when people book using Fiat Creditcard or traditionaly payments they get (AVA) the native Crypto token as a reward back exposing them to Crypto. For a lot of people it's their first crypto, they then re-use it and get exposure to usign Crypto as a payment method. Baby steps in the terms of global adoption but at least as a Crypto community it's nice to support these kind of platforms that champion crypto. https://www.travala.com/payment-options
Similar concept that Travala.com (AVA) has hinted at a few times in the travel and tourism sector. A a little quote from the whitepaper: > NFT Infrastructure. Travala.com will provide partner hotels with simple tools they can use to issue NFTs for deeper guest engagement and will enable NFT issuance for completed stays on Travala.com for viral growth. Like tickets the concept could evolve to being able to trade your stay at a hotel, plane ticket etc. Especially valuable for non-refundable items. Being able to resell your hotel booking on an NFT marketplace, earning things like "Free nights" via NFTS etc. The possibilities are very exciting. Rather than getting say a Credit to use on a hotel site you could be issued a free night . or Part of a free night you can resell. Collect 5 x parts for a free night at X hotel.. And so on. This also leads into travel trust and review authentication and verification. Being able to immutably verify you completed a Stay at XY hotel and provide legitimacy to your stay and review is very important with killing off paid and fake reviews. NFT Value is not just a simple jpg. Another cool thing in the travel space is the NFT for GEO Authentication , IOTX is one such company that has started working on this with their Pebble tracker. Use-cases for Geo-authentication could range from something as simple as providing legitimacy for a celebrity on instagram to verifiy they actually did go to Mt Fiji and not just photshopped some crap. People who think NFT"s are just jpgs are in for a shock.
First and foremost retail does not matter. 1. Generally invest in the ecosystem currencies (ETH, DOT, ADA, AVA, SOL, ALGO). The best way to pick the best from these would be to look at who has the biggest community and github commits. Also which ones have original ethereum developers associated to them. 2. What are the top VC's investing in. I personally like following A16Z and coinbase ventures. Generally when they fund a project it will eventually get on coinbase (if the coinbase effect is still a thing). 3. Financial trusts. Greyscale is a great way for IRA investors to enter the market with their retirement accounts. So I like to see which trusts that they open.
[Travala.com](https://Travala.com) and their token (AVA) It's a travel booking website(Hotels, Flights, Activities) with 60+ Cryptocurrencies that you can use to pay and also Credit Card. They have 2% giveback in AVA(Usecase/Utility) on all bookings (except flights I believe). A working product that has competitive rates (usually cheaper, and a lot of sites don't show taxes in the price where Travala does) I am surprised more people don't speculate/hold this token :(
Look into Travala(AVA) travel usecase with 2% givebacks in AVA on every room booked and 3%-5% depending on SMART level if you have some locked on their platform to book. It's something I plan to hold for 4-9 years at this point before I do anything with it.
AVA is a great token. I don't wanna insert that its backed by binance, Expedia and booking.com, because I feel like a Shiller. But it's true and I don't understand why the only travel token gets no love, I know (the pandemic) but still..
There are few people like Charles. While most people are trying to make a quick buck, he's trying to bring financial independence to a continent (and hopefully eventually the world). Even if you don't hold AVA, you'll love hearing his thoughts on the industry.
Syscoin. One of the most underrated and under the radar ones compared to its opponents like ADA, AVA and SOL in terms of capability, utility and scalability. L1+L2. Combines BTC security with Smart Contracts utility of ETH. Regulatory compliant. ZK rollups Q1 next year, 210KTPS up to 4MLN with Validium implemented in Q3. Believe they have an AMA here tomorrow 8AM PST.
I don't understand why travala (AVA) isn't sitting in a higher spot :( Such a hidden gem, hopefully more people see it and want to hold it for future trips or even speculation. 150m market cap 61 million tokens with a working product, but people want to buy doge killer and shiba... Okay lol