|All Time High:
|The price of #HYDRA today is $0.56 USD.
The lowest HYDRA price for this period was $0, the highest was $0.562, and the exact current price of one HYDRA crypto coin is $0.56188.
The all-time high HYDRA coin price was $50.22.
Use our custom price calculator to see the hypothetical price of HYDRA with market cap of ETH or other crypto coins.
|The code for Hydrachain crypto currency is #HYDRA.
Hydrachain is 3 years old.
|The current market capitalization for Hydrachain is $1,108,025.
Hydrachain is ranked #861 out of all coins, by market cap (and other factors).
|The trading volume is medium today for #HYDRA.
Today's 24-hour trading volume across all exchanges for Hydrachain is $364,746.
|The circulating supply of HYDRA is 1,971,999 coins, which is 6% of the total coin supply.
Note the limited supply of Hydrachain coins which adds to rarity of this cryptocurrency and increases perceived market value.
LockTrip Introduces Payments with LOC and 3 other Assets!
We are happy to announce that the LockTrip marketplace now officially accepts LOC as a payment method, along with 3 other assets from the Hydra Ecosystem! One of the most requested features by our community has just been deployed on the marketplace! You can now pay for your hotel bookings directly with the native LOC token, with the ease of a few clicks. For a frictionless booking experience, we got rid of the built-in wallet feature and replaced it with a convenient payment system that allows you to make the payment directly from any of your preferred Hydra-based wallets. This eliminates several annoying steps from the previous method, such as having to create a new wallet inside the marketplace and managing both LOC as well as HYDRA balances for the transaction fees.But this is not all! We are also introducing 3 other assets in addition to the native LOC token: HYDRA coin: This is the coin that powers the Hydra blockchain and is therefore the most important asset on the Hydra chain. Introducing it as a payment option will make it much easier for the Hydra community to book with LockTrip, CHANGE token: CHANGE is the token issued by the ChangeX project, which offers a DeFi centric wallet application on the Hydra chain and gained the trust and support of many users, GOMT token: GOMT is the token issued by the GoMeat project, which offers an on-demand delivery service for halal and kosher meat (among other items). By introdu...
LockTrip Reports 126% Growth in Q2 2022!
In the second quarter of 2022, a total of 1,702 room-nights were booked through the LockTrip.com marketplace. This represents a 126% increase compared to the same quarter of last year. The total volume of bookings reached $225,000 — up 64% year over year. In the chart below, you will see the amount of room-nights booked in the trailing twelve months period (TTM) for each quarter. — Geographical Distribution. — The map above shows the geographical distribution of the destinations booked. A total of 55 countries were travelled by LockTrip customers, spread across 6 continents. The most popular country was Croatia, which managed to attract a lot of European visitors. Looking at the continental distribution, we have seen the continuation of a dominant Europe, capturing 76.6% of all room-nights booked (down from 79.7% in the previous quarter)! Asia managed to double its share relative to the last quarter, mostly thanks to the strong performance of China. — Payment Methods. — Crypto payments accounted for 3.4% of all bookings. However, they contributed 5.1% in terms of volumes, thanks to a higher average value compared to credit card bookings. — Distribution of Booking Values. — In the graphic below, each circle represents an individual booking. The average booking value was $418 for the period of Q2, which is a slight increase compared to the previous quarter. The deviation around this ...
✅Planet Earth Covered — Hydra Records 909 Real-Time Nodes!
✅Planet Earth Covered — Hydra Records 909 Real-Time Nodes! - Hydra has officially become a global public blockchain with more than 900 public nodes! Making it outperform most tier 1 networks in terms of infrastructure redundancy We are happy to announce a much-requested feature going live on our hydrachain.org website — the real-time nodemap. From now on you will be able to track the Hydra node activity around the world on a dynamically updating map. HYDRA’s public blockchain is safeguarded in some of the most distant places in the world: Honoluluu, Anchorage, Santiago, Mauritius, Auckland, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, which are just adding up to almost a thousand other locations in the world on all 5 continents. Each of these growing locations having a node with a backup of the HYDRA chain.As of today’s launch, a total of 909 nodes were reported to be online. This number is pretty significant and makes Hydra one of the most decentralized blockchains in the world. Many of the popular chains have less than 100 nodes, making them less resilient as a network. The latest number of 909 nodes compares to the last update of 540 recorded just a few months ago. Starting from today, our community will be able to monitor this metric on a daily basis by visiting our homepage at hydrachain.org. — What are Hydra nodes?. — Hydra nodes are the building parts of the blockchain. Each node represents a connectivity gatewa...
HYDRA Completes the Seed Phase Successfully
The Network enters its Growth Stage. — Today we concluded the very last arrangements for the HYDRA distribution. ✅ Phased out the seed nodes ✅ Deployed Treasury pool ✅ The excess funds have been transferred to the DAO liquidity fund The conclusion of the distribution is a major milestone as it marks the beginning of the next chapter. Looking at what we’ve accomplished in a period of just one year, makes us very confident about the future. HYDRA begins its race with a powerful arsenal of unique tools that make it packed with strong fundamentals. These tools and features are the results of the outcome of relentless strategic planning, engineering, execution, and community support. — What we’ve achieved so far together - ✅ Robust infrastructure — With nodes count capable of competing with Tier 1 Chains ✅ The DAO project is already in the pipeline — Intended to unlock the control of key self-governance and community funding programs. Programs that will intend to strengthen engineering, marketing, liquidity, DeFi, and most importantly the independence of the network. With potential grant programs for strategic DeFi, SDK, and Marketing projects, the goal is to unlock multi-team potential that transcends beyond the scope of the resources that we are utilizing at the moment ✅ $40M DAO Liquidity Fund Reserve — The DAO liquidity fund reaching 4,483,909 HYDRA equivalent to an excess of $...
Hydra & LockTrip Ecosystem Update | February 2022
Today we are happy to share the February Ecosystem Update. So many things are going on and we can’t wait to present the progress to you. Be prepared for a long read and maybe grab a cup of coffee (or tea)! — 1. Delegated Staking & Superstaking - In our last update we mentioned that the integration of the following features into the staking client was completed: Upgrading your client to a superstaker node, Setting the minimum fee accepted, Delegating your HYDRA to a superstaker of your choice, Auto-split UTXOs for a quick optimization process, Setting a commission fee as a superstaker, … and that the protocol-level code was merged with the devnet. The month of February was all about testing, testing and testing. The entire focus shifted in this direction, with minor improvements being made based on the gathered learnings (mainly on the client side). Key observed aspects were the stability and performance of superstaker nodes relative to their standard level counterparts. We are happy to announce that as of this stage we are not tracking any road-blocks as the series of tests went through with almost no hurdles. The staking performance of superstakers was verified to be on par with standard level staking nodes. — 2. EVM Upgrade & Block Time Reduction - In the January Ecosystem Update we announced that a major testing sprint was scheduled for the months of February and March. As of today (March 11),...
Hydra & LockTrip Ecosystem Update | January 2022
Today we are happy to share the January Ecosystem Update. So many things are going on and we can’t wait to present the progress to you. Be prepared for a long read and maybe grab a cup of coffee (or tea)! — 1. Delegated Staking & Superstaking - This month our team completed the development of the Delegated Staking and Superstaker features, including a range of supporting functionality that was introduced to the staking client: Upgrading your client to a superstaker node, Setting the minimum fee accepted, Delegating your HYDRA to a superstaker of your choice, Auto-split UTXOs for a quick optimization process, Setting a commission fee as a superstaker, In the last week of January the code was merged with the internal devnet and is now being put to test extensively. Key aspects to be observed will be the stability and performance of superstaker nodes relative to their standard level counterparts. — 2. EVM Upgrade & Block Time Reduction - Last month we announced that the merge of the block time reduction feature with the devnet went through successfully. Since then we conducted a series of tests, which showed a stable performance of the network. So far we don’t track any notable issues. A stronger testing sprint is scheduled for February & March, with the newly added superstaking feature going into effect as well (being a key feature for staking behaviour). Among other items, the tests will inclu...
Unveiling [Project-X] — Leveraged Staking, DeFi, Fiat Trading & Visa Card for HYDRA Ecosystem.
Unveiling [Project-X] — Leveraged Staking, DeFi, Fiat Trading & Visa Card for HYDRA Ecosystem. Participate in the Brand Poll to pick a name! - The time has come for us to unveil the next project to enter the HYDRA ecosystem. Most of our community members already know that focusing on strategy is a central part of our organization. Instead of focusing on quantity, we believe that the right project could make an impact that is equivalent to a thousand random/conventional projects. And what is more important — having a handful of projects to form a strong functional core could yield a powerful network effect. Following this trajectory, we’ve worked on identifying on what is the most strategic project that could make a leveraged impact on the entire HYDRA ecosystem. As the infrastructure level of HYDRA and interoperability is nearing an inflection point, ease of use and ease of access to the HYDRA DeFI ecosystem come to the spotlight. Unveiling [Project-X]: a one-stop-shop mobile app that opens the world of crypto with a strong focus on staking and access to DeFi investment tools. The highlight: Mobile-First Experience App → with a focus on ease of use and intuitive design. Unlocking the best of DeFI without the hurdles of conventional exchanges., Pioneering the world’s first Leveraged Staking Product -> Designed specifically for POS assets in order to magnify the APR impact and enable POS assets as coll...
LockTrip Reports Record Bookings with 898% Growth in Q4 2021!
LockTrip is excited to report record numbers across all metrics!. — In the fourth quarter of 2021, a record 1,747 room-nights were booked through the LockTrip.com marketplace. This represents a 3% increase compared to the previous quarter and 898% year over year. The total volume of bookings reached a new record of $247,000 — up 14% compared to the previous quarter and 1,250% year over year. When putting things into perspective regarding Covid-19, we get a clearer understanding of what these numbers actually mean. Without a doubt, the four-digit growth rates include a lower base effect inherited from Q4 2020. However, we have also been significantly impacted by the Omicron wave over the past few months, canceling out some of these effects. In order to represent this impact visually, we have marked this quarter in orange. To give our community an idea about the impact level, we are including a chart for the booking.com visitor traffic over the past 6 months.Booking.com traffic Q3 & Q4 — Source: Similarweb Considering the above chart and the factor that the final quarter of the year generally tends to be slightly weaker, we are very pleased to see new records being reached. The numbers indicate a continued growth trajectory despite the challenges, which tunes us highly optimistic for 2022. — Geographical Distribution - The map above shows the geographical distribution of the destinations booked...
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|Alleged Hydra Administrator Refuses to Provide Access to His Crypto Wall...
A Moscow court has ordered the seizure of the crypto wallet of one of the alleged administrators of darknet market Hydra. Media reports reveal, however, that the man - who was arrested in Russia in mid-April - is refusing to share access to his presumed crypto stash with Russian law enforcement. Investigators Fail to Obtain Hydra Market Operator's Cryptocurrency
The Russian judiciary wants to confiscate what it believes to be a record amount of cryptocurrency from a drug dealer's crypto wallet, the business daily Kommersant reported this week, quoting a post on the Telegram news channel Mash.
The crypto stash belongs to an alleged co-founder and administrator of arguably the largest online marketplace on the dark web, Hydra, which was shut down by Germany not long ago.
Dmitry Olegovich Pavlov, a 30-year-old businessman from Cherepovets, was detained last month on a warrant from the Meshchansky District Court of Moscow and accused of production, sale, and distribution of drugs under Russia's Criminal Code.
His arrest came shortly after the U.S. Department of Justice announced criminal charges against a Russian resident with the same names for conspiracy to distribute narcotics and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
According to the report, Pavlov's wallet was seized with a court order and investigators think it stores hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency. Whether the state will be able to obtain the coins, however, is another question.
The owner refuse...
|Alleged Hydra Administrator Dmitry Pavlov Reportedly Arrested In Russia
A district court in Moscow has arrested a man whom local media reports identify as Dmitry Pavlov, alleged administrator of the recently shut down darknet market Hydra. Russian authorities believe he has been involved in drug-related crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Moscow Court Arrests Russian Believed to Be Hydra Administrator
Meshchansky District Court of Moscow has taken into custody a certain Dmitry Olegovich Pavlov accused of production, sale, and distribution of drugs under Russia's Criminal Code, the 'Moscow' City News Agency reported this week, quoting the court's press service.
Pavlov, who was arrested on Monday, April 11, has the same names as a 30-year-old Russian citizen and resident charged for similar offenses in relation to his alleged role as an administrator of the recently busted Hydra Market, one of the largest marketplaces on the darknet.
Earlier this month, German law enforcement seized Hydra's server infrastructure in the country and took down the Russian-language platform's website. The operation was carried with support from several U.S. agencies.
On April 5, the U.S. Department of Justice announced criminal charges against Dmitry Pavlov for conspiracy to distribute narcotics and conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to an indictment filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Russian is also accused of administering and providing hosting services to Hydra.
The Russian business daily Kommersa...
|Germany Shuts Down Hydra Market, Seizes Servers and Bitcoin
Law enforcement agencies in Germany have targeted Hydra, a leading darknet market (DNM). As part of an operation conducted with U.S. support, the German police were able to establish control over the servers of the Russian-language platform in the country and take down its website.Investigators Hit Hydra in Germany, Confiscate Millions in Crypto
Hydra Market, one of the largest marketplaces on the darknet, has been shut down by German authorities which seized its server infrastructure. According to an announcement by the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), law enforcement agents also confiscated bitcoin worth around €23 million ($25 million). The following message appeared on Hydra's website on Tuesday:
BKA carried out the raid together with the Central Office for Combating Cybercrime (ZIT) at the Public Prosecutor's Office in Frankfurt which is leading the investigation against Hydra's unidentified operators and administrators. They are wanted for running illegal online platforms facilitating the trade of drugs and money laundering.
The German police noted that Hydra had been active since at least 2015 before the seizures which came after extensive investigations by the BKA and ZIT. They started in August last year and were conducted with the participation of several U.S. agencies.
The darknet marketplace, which was accessible via the Tor network, was targeting Russian speakers. It had around 17 million customers and over 19,000 registered sellers, the press releas...
|Germany Halts Russian Darknet Marketplace Hydra, Confiscates $25 Million...
Frankfurt’s Central Office for Combating Cybercrime (ZIT) and the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) conducted a joint operation against the Russian Darknet Marketplace “Hydra Market.” The authorities shut down its server infrastructure and seized over $25 million worth of bitcoin.
‘Hydra Market’ is Down
According to a federal police statement, German law enforcement agents “secured the server infrastructure of the world’s largest illegal Darknet marketplace Hydra Market and thus closed it.” The authorities also confiscated 543 BTC, equaling around $25.3 million.
Today’s operation is a result of investigations conducted by the BKA and the ZIT, which at one point collaborated with their American colleagues.
The illicit marketplace was a Russian-language Darknet platform that was accessible via the Tor network since at least 2015. The main focus of the organization was on trading illegal drugs. Per the German estimations, “Hydra Market” had around 17 million customers and over 19,000 registered seller accounts. In 2020, the marketplace generated more than $1.3 billion in revenue.
Throughout the years, the platform has built a Bitcoin Bank Mixer – a service that obstructs digital transactions and makes investigations highly difficult. The market served mainly customers in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Moldova.
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|Cardano Developer Reveals Progress On Scaling Protocol Hydra
Cardano announced its Hydra protocol last year and has continued to develop on it ever since. The project which finally gained smart contract capability in 2021 has been making strides in proving that it is a force to be reckoned with in the space. Its decentralized finance (DeFi) space has begun to take off. Now, it offers insight into the Hydra protocol and how much progress the team has made with scaling it.
Hydra Has Evolved
In a recently published report on its official website, the developer behind Cardano known as IOG has provided more information on what the project Hydra is up to. It explains where the protocol is now if far from where it is coming from. Hydra which was created by the Ouborous team to increase throughput, minimize latency, and provide cost-efficient solutions without sacrificing storage resources continues to evolve.
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Hydra has now matured into a proof of concept protocol, something that was not in the initial roadmap. This has pushed the project towards “a more defined implementation for the testate MVP.”
There are different Hydra Heads, which involve a robust network layer between Cardano and other blockchains, as well as other smart contracts that will drive the lifecycle of a Hydra Head. Acting as a mini-ledger, it works similarly to the on-chain main ledger of the Cardano network, but on a smaller scale, as well as off-chain.
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