COVID-19, Recession and Bitcoin Halving Bring Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Back Into Focus


Timing couldn’t have turned out better for Bitcoin’s halving from some points of view. A lot of people are in ‘stay-at-home’ mode, unable to work, reading up on the latest COVID-19 news. Along with the massive coverage COVID-19 has received, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain have also taken some of the limelight as safer havens (cryptocurrency) and the need to keep meticulous, unchangeable records of testing, supply chains and more (blockchain).

The high technology market has drawn intense interest from media companies. StockMarketPress features iQSTEL, Inc. (OTC: IQST) and their recent blockchain node deployment along with IBM (NYSE: IBM), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd (CA: HIVE) (OTC: HVBTF) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT)

WHO, IBM (NYSE: IBM), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) launch blockchain hub to track coronavirus. Tech giants and health organizations are developing a blockchain data hub to help fight the coronavirus.

HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd (CA: HIVE) (OTC: HVBTF) increases Bitcoin mining capacity with first acquisition of new mining S17+ ASIC chips.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is using FoodTrust, a blockchain based food traceability system, to keep meticulous records on its food products.

iQSTEL (OTC: IQST) Brings 5 Blockchain Nodes Online, Begins Extensive ‘Live’ 24/7 Simulation of Mobile Number Portability Application Ahead of Beta Launch

iQSTEL Inc. (OTC: IQST) is pleased to announce the next phase in the Mobile Number Portability App (MNPA) development is underway.

itsBchain has completed the installation of the MNPA software on 5 blockchain nodes. An Artificial Intelligence (AI) system, developed by itsBchain, is currently running human behavior simulations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ahead of the Beta release to various Tier-1 (Vodafone, Telefonica, Millicom, etc) and other telco clients.

As noted previously, changing carriers and maintaining the same number is still processed via an archaic ‘days to weeks’ 2-party verification system. itsBchain’s MNPA system will allow for near instant number portability by the client, no longer requiring the telcos to initiate the transfer. According to Statista, the global smartphone user base surpassed the 3 billion mark in Feb of this year with over 500 mobile network operators according to Telecoms Networks.

“itsBchain programmers have seen fantastic results from the ongoing testing feedback. This is a ‘full on’ stress test of the complete system using internally developed AI ‘human behavior’ code,” commented Mr. Iglesias, iQSTEL´s CEO. “Due to Latin America’s accelerated mobile market growth rate, itsBchain is using the Colombian Mobile Telecommunications market as the initial AI systems market simulation.”

About iQSTEL Inc.:

iQSTEL Inc. (IQST)  is a Publicly Listed Company in US. iQSTEL is a leading-edge 21st Century Enhanced Telecommunications Service Provider offering a wide range of cloud-based enhanced services to the Tier-1 and Tier-2 carriers, enterprise market, as well as the retail market. iQSTEL through its subsidiaries ( ; ; ; offers a “one-stop-shop” for international and domestic VoIP services, SMS exchange for A2P and P2P, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, 4G & 5G international infrastructure connectivity, as well as blockchain-based payment and phone number mobility platforms to international and domestic Tier-1 carrier for VoIP, SMS, and Data.

About USA, LLC: USA LLC is wholly owned subsidiary of iQSTEL Inc. USA, LLC is a Miami, Florida-based international telecom carrier founded in 2008 that provides telecom and technology solutions worldwide, with commercial presence in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Enabled by its 214-license granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Etelix provides International Long-Distance voice services for Telecommunications Operators (ILD Wholesale), and Submarine Fiber Optic Network capacity for internet (4G and 5G). Etelix was founded in 2008 and has been profitable since inception.

About SwissLink Carrier AG:

SwissLink Carrier AG is a 51% owned subsidiary of iQSTEL Inc. SwissLink Carrier AG is a Switzerland based international Telecommunications Carrier founded in 2015 providing international VoIP connectivity worldwide, with commercial presence in Europe, CIS and Latin America. SwissLink Carrier AG is a Swiss licensed Operator, having a domestic Interconnect with Swisscom, allowing their international Carrier Customers direct terminations via SwissLink into all Switzerland Fix & Mobile Networks. Since the takeover from Swissphone in November 2018 and the rename into SwissLink, they operate on a profitable level.

About QGlobal SMS LLC.:

QGlobal SMS LLC is a 51% owned subsidiary of iQSTEL Inc. QGlobal SMS is a USA based company founded in 2020 specialized in international and domestic SMS termination, with emphasis on the Applications to Person (A2P) and Person to Person (P2P) for Wholesale Carrier Market and Corporate Market in US. QGlobal SMS has commercial presence in Europe, USA and Latin America. QGlobal SMS has robust international interconnection with Tier1 SMS Aggregators, guarantying its customers high quality and low termination rates, over more than 100 countries worldwide.

About itsBchain LLC.:

itsBchain LLC is a 75% owned subsidiary of iQSTEL Inc. itsBchain is a blockchain technology developer and solution provider, with a strong focus on the telecom sector.  The company is the final stage of development of a series of blockchain solutions aimed at using the blockchain ledger and smart contract solutions to enable more efficiency, quickness in execution and fraud-prevention in the telco industry.  Specifically, the company is developing a solution that will enable users and carriers to transfer mobile phone numbers with just a few clicks, allowing users and carriers the ability to transfer retail users from one mobile carrier to another instantly.  Additionally, the company is finalizing a carrier-grade marketplace solution to procure payments between carriers for cross-traffic of VoIP, SMS and data realtime as traffic is crossed between carriers.  This marketplace will allow for instant payment settlement as well as the prevention of fraud between carriers.

Source: Stock Market Press

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