Aeternity AE

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Aeternity News

Aeternity Partners with SatoshiPay to Increase Transaction Speeds

Aeternity recently acquired a stake in the blockchain-based micropayments solution SatoshiPay in an effort to work with the company in an effort to reach a 2,000 transaction per second threshold needed to support the volume from its growing ledger of clients. The aeternity platform offers SatoshiPay increased transaction throughput, state channels, and private smart contracts that offer users the benefit of privatizing certain activities on its network for free. According to the announcement, “this can be used to build a service that isn’t possible on most other blockchains. (JF)

5 hours ago

In the Daily: Coins at Kiosks, Micropayment Solutions, Token Launchpad, GPU Inventory

In this edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of announcements by leading crypto exchanges. Binance starts selling cryptocurrency for cash at newsagent stores in Australia, while Huobi is launching its new token listing platform. In other news, Aeternity and Satoshipay join forces to offer faster crypto micropayments and Nvidia expects to clear mining chip inventory in this quarter. Also read: Crypto Data Feed, BSV Sale, Bitmain Office Closed Binance to Sell Cryptocurrencies at Newsagents in Australia Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has announced the launch of Binance Lite Australia, a platform that will allow local residents to buy cryptocurrency at more than 1,300 newsagents across the country. Currently, the new cash-to-crypto service supports only purchases of bitcoin core (BTC) with Australian dollars (AUD) but other digital coins and fiat currency options will be added in the future. To acquire the crypto, customers will have to place an order online and then deposit the cash at the nearest newspaper kiosk. But before they can do so, they will have to provide their personal details and pass account verification on the website of the platform, Verified users will be able to place their orders and receive the coins within minutes, the exchange promised in a blog post. Binance Lite Australia will charge a 5 percent fee for the service. Token Launchpad Huobi Prime to Go Live on Tuesday Digital asset exchange Huobi announced the launch date of its new token listing platform. Huobi Prime will go live next Tuesday, March 26, the company revealed in a tweet this week. The first campaign based on Huobi’s launchpad will be held by a project called TOP Network, which will distribute 1.5 billion TOP tokens among its users in three 30-minute rounds. According to the announcement, Huobi Prime will allow crypto projects to trade their coins immediately in a model described by the exchange as “direct premium offering.” Tokens issued through the platform, which is an alternative to Binance Launchpad, may be listed in the future on Huobi Global and Hbus in trading pairs with USDT, BTC, ETH, and KRW. Aeternity Invests in Micropayment Platform Satoshipay Aeternity, a project developing a blockchain protocol for smart contracts with open code, has acquired a stake in Satoshipay. According to a press release, the deal was sealed during the latest financing round for the micropayment service. Satoshipay will now be able to integrate Aeternity nanopayment solutions and offer its users faster transactions. Axel Springer SE, one of the largest digital content companies in Europe which runs news outlets such as Upday, Die Welt, Bild, and Business Insider, will be among the first users of the new services offered by Aeternity and Satoshipay. Its users will be able to pay for the content with cryptocurrency via the Satoshipay wallet. Nvidia to Clear Mining GPU Inventory Video card manufacturer Nvidia is expecting to soon clear the excess inventory accumulated in anticipation of high demand for cryptocurrency mining equipment. The company believes it will manage to achieve that during Q1 of 2019, according to comments made by its CFO Colette Kress during a meeting with investors in California this past Tuesday, Bloomberg reported. The stockpile of unsold graphics processing components was created when the sales of chips dropped last year following the decline in cryptocurrency prices. What are your thoughts on today’s news tidbits? Tell us in the comments section. Images courtesy of Shutterstock. At there’s a bunch of free helpful services. For instance, have you seen our Tools page? You can even lookup the exchange rate for a transaction in the past. Or calculate the value of your current holdings. Or create a paper wallet. And much more. The post In the Daily: Coins at Kiosks, Micropayment Solutions, Token Launchpad, GPU Inventory appeared first on Bitcoin News.

12 hours ago

Aeternity Ventures Announces Second Funding Rounding Via Starfleet Accelerator

Earlier today, Aeternity Ventures, the investment arm of the decentralized smart contracts platform, announced the launch of its second funding round through its Starfleet Accelerator program. Per the announcement, Starfleet Accelerator has chosen 14 startups that it would support through cash infusion, mentorship, and token economics among other kinds of help. The project's Genesis week started this Monday in Sofia, Bulgaria and it targets blockchain startups from all over the world. Kenya's CapAgri, Croatia's Cryptotask, and Venezuela's Intratrust are among the upcoming projects that will compete to receive up to $100,000 of funding. (VK)

7 days ago

The aeternity Team Urges Miners to Spread Mining Power Across Pools

The aeternity team is urging the community to help them make the network healthier. In a tweet, aeternity reminded miners “to spread their mining power among the existing aeternity mining pools” in an attempt to prevent too much control going to a single pool. At year-end 2018, the community suggested that Beepool already had more than 50% of the hashrate. The aeternity team also noted that additional mining pools are in the pipeline, pointing to “stratum support in the node.” Stratum is a protocol that supports pooled mining. Among the existing aeternity pools are Beepool-China, UUpool-China, and F2pool-China. (GT)

24 days ago

CoinAgenda Caribbean Returns to Puerto Rico for its Third Year!

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, CoinAgenda (, the premier global conference series for connecting blockchain and cryptocurrency investors with startups since 2014, has announced its third annual CoinAgenda Caribbean event. Taking place at the InterContinental San Juan March 1-3, 2019, CoinAgenda Caribbean will feature three days of conference content, thought leadership and world-class networking events with a special focus on blockchain economic development in Puerto Rico and friendly jurisdictions in the Caribbean, the rise of security tokens, enterprise applications, changes in the digital currency funding vehicles and digital currency exchanges. “The Caribbean region has been a world leader in funding blockchain entities due to its innovative financial structures, and Puerto Rico has attracted more than 300,” said Michael Terpin, CEO and Founder of CoinAgenda. “We’re excited to bring CoinAgenda Caribbean to Puerto Rico for its third year, and look forward to gathering some of the industry’s best and brightest minds to explore what’s next for cryptocurrency investing in 2019 and beyond.” The conference will feature more than 40 speakers and 20 company presentations, including renowned author and economist Harry Dent; Alphabit Fund managing partner Liam Robertson; Tezos security advisor Ryan Lackey; and a panel of Puerto Rico-based blockchain entrepreneurs, including James Greaves (Glyph) and Michaelangelo Anglero (Keyband). More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. CoinAgenda Caribbean also includes a startup competition highlighting top entrepreneurs developing real-world use cases for blockchain technology. Founders interested in pitching their projects (including security token offerings) are invited to apply here. The contest is judged by prominent token investors, and winners will be awarded a complimentary exhibit at a future CoinAgenda event as well as tickets to partner conferences. Past CoinAgenda startup competition winners have gone on to raise millions in funding, including Aeternity, Bancor, Cashbet, Omega One, SALT Lending, and Qtum. Members of the media are invited to cover CoinAgenda Caribbean. To request media credentials, please email CoinAgenda’s official news wire service is Blockchain Wire, the industry’s first press release distribution service focused exclusively on news about blockchain companies, cryptocurrencies, ICOs, STOs, and related announcements. ABOUT COINAGENDA CoinAgenda is the premier global conference series for connecting blockchain and cryptocurrency investors with startups since 2014. CoinAgenda has held conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia, with its global conference happening each October in Las Vegas. To learn more or apply to speak or sponsor, please visit or on our homepage. CONTACT us on our official email ID. Connect with CoinAgenda: Twitter Facebook Telegram The post CoinAgenda Caribbean Returns to Puerto Rico for its Third Year! appeared first on AMBCrypto.

a month ago

Aeternity Seeks to Add Urban Street art on Its Blockchain

Earlier today, Aerternity announced that it aims to immortalize urban street art on its blockchain through the release of the Drone Graffiti Project. The startup partnered with top art studios and tech firms in this project and at launch, modified drones would conclude the first live blockchain-powered urban art installation in the world during Mexico City’s Art Week. Per the announcement, the organization selected three artists to work with Drone Graffiti, and they would use the core features of the Aeternity blockchain, state channels, and oracles. By using these features, the platform would be best suited to archive and authenticate street art indefinitely. (VK)

a month ago

Nakamoto’s Den announces the biggest blockchain event in Cyprus for 2019

The blockchain event Nakamoto’s Den, which is going to be held in February 2019, is about to become the biggest blockchain conference in Cyprus, featuring live investment battles between international blockchain projects. Nakamoto’s Den, an upcoming blockchain event is going to be held on February 19 and 20, and is also one of Europe’s major blockchain conferences in 2019, featuring the world’s first live investment battle between international blockchain companies. The project is led by the blockchain consulting agency - Universal Crypto, which previously helped to organize a highly successful blockchain event in Cyprus known as iCoinSummit. Nakamoto’s Den is expected to welcome more than 1,000 blockchain enthusiasts, including regulators, entrepreneurs, investors, legal consultants and industry leaders, in the Carob Mill complex in Limassol, Cyprus. Nakamoto’s Den’s main vision is to connect and educate attendees in order to push forward decentralization and blockchain adoption. The key elements of the event include a 1500 square meters expo floor with more than 25 booths from established companies, a conference that features presentations from thought-leaders across the industry and several panel discussions and educational seminars. Prominent guest speakers include the President of the Cypriot Parliament Demetris Syllouris, the Chairwoman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Demetra Kalogerou and the President of Liberland Vit Jedlicka. Digital startups and post-ICO projects are currently able to apply for one of the 16 sought-after battle slots. Companies that get invited to the investment battle will be awarded with a booth on the expo floor and the opportunity to prove their worth in front of several judges and investors. Battle slots and booths for participating teams will be completely sponsored by the event, with an option to upgrade to a bigger booth for a small fee. Confirmed participants include the pre-funded projects Effect. AI, VinChain, WeiDex and Stasis, as well as the bootstrapped startups Yair, Decimated and WeBuy. During the actual battle, the 16 participants will be rated by reputable judges, such as Roni Cohen Pavon, partner at Herzog, Fox & Ne’eman, or Luka Sucic, business developer at Aeternity Ventures. For the sake of relationships and collaborations between international blockchain companies, Nakamoto’s Den is keen on featuring three major networking events. “Our participants will have access to private sessions with VC firms and Family Offices within an environment of mutual trust and excitement,” said Bogdan Maslesa, CEO of Universal Crypto. Besides the actual event, attendees of Nakamoto’s Den will have to opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and blockchain experts while exploring the beautiful island of Cyprus. For ensuring maximum convenience for its guests, Nakamoto’s Den partnered with the Limassol Tourism Board, which confirmed to provide exclusive excursions and activities for free or at a discounted rate. Tickets are still available at the standard rate for only 249€ [excl. VAT]. To learn more about the announcement, visit the official website of Nakamoto’s Den. The post Nakamoto’s Den announces the biggest blockchain event in Cyprus for 2019 appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 months ago

Zilliqa CEO Named Among Featured Speakers at Token2049

Xinshu Dong, the CEO and co-founder of blockchain platform Zilliqa, has been named among the featured speakers at Token2049, which has been dubbed “the premiere crypto event in Asia.” The conference will be held in Hong Kong from March 13-14. In addition to Dong, other speakers include Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee, Lisk President Max Kordek, and aeternity Founder Yanislav Malahov. Among the themes of the conference are non-fungible tokens, crypto venture funds, and Bitcoin mainstream adoption. The event will be held at the Kerry Hotel. (GT)

2 months ago

Video: Aeternity Is Fast, But Can It Catch Up?

Today’s Video Briefing takes a look at one of this week’s big winners: Aeternity. The Aeon token showed strong gains yesterday, but it’s still far downhill from the all-time high. Can this blockchain return to a billion-dollar market cap, or will hodlers be waiting an “aeternity” for it to succeed? Kiana introduces some of the properties that set AE apart, including fast transactions on a highly-scalable, ASIC-resistant network. The platform’s architects have learned a lot from Ethereum’s hard lessons, and designed their blockchain to integrate state channels and oracles from day one. That makes Aeternity technically one of the fastest blockchain networks, but is that enough to overcome ETH’s headstart? Next, Kiana takes a look at the technical charts to assess Aeon’s long-term performance. Yesterday’s strong gains probably won’t last long, but they did test key levels that could suggest future breakouts. Can Aeternity successfully jump over the scaling hurdles, or is it too far behind? Let us know what you think in the comments, and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE! Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Video: Aeternity Is Fast, But Can It Catch Up? appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

2 months ago

Aeternity (AE) Partners with weiDEX to Create Decentralized Exchange

Blockchain 3.0 platform Aeternity (AE) recently announced a new partnership with the weiDex decentralized cryptocurrency exchange that goal of creating a decentralized exchange protocol on the Aeternity blockchain and utilizing the protocol’s technological stack. The partnership hopes to create an exchange capable of conducting cross-chain, trust-free atomic swaps between AE tokens and other cryptos such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and NEO. Along with helping create the protocol, AE has also invested $100,000 in funding with weiDex. (JF)

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Crypto Arbitrage Today: Up to 20% Profit With AE, ZEC, ETC, LTC, EOS, Dash

Bullish cryptocurrency prices can make for appealing trading opportunities, just like their bearish counterparts would do. In the altcoin arbitrage world, there are always specific price gaps waiting to be exploited by those who have the funds to do so. In some cases, rather spectacular profits can be scored, although most averages remain modest. Any money is better than no money in this industry, though. Aeternity (Sistemkoin / Gate) It is the second this week a massive price gap opens up where Aeternity is concerned. This altcoin, while not generating a ton of trading volume, is listed on a few different exchanges. As of today, the price difference between Sistemkoin and Gate is nearly 20%. For those willing to explore this price gap, good money can be made in the process. Such a gap usually does not remain in place for long, which is only normal. ZCash (HitBTC / BTCBIT / Poloniex) It is the first time the BTCBIT exchange shows up in arbitrage opportunities, but the more the merrier. As new trading platforms try to make a name for itself, there will always be some value discrepancies pertaining to the assets listed on that exchange. Buying ZCash on HitBTC, Poloniex, or Gate and selling it on BTCBIT will yield an average profit of 8.8%. A very appealing price gap, although liquidity may be a bit of a concern. Ethereum Classic (Poloniex / Gobaba / BTCBIT) It seems the BTCBIT platform may quickly become the go-to place for cryptocurrency arbitrage opportunities, as its prices are very high compared to the rest of the market In the case of Ethereum Classic, the price on BTCBIT is higher compared to Poloniex, Gate, Gobaba, Koineks, Binance, and Ku Coin The average profit is roughly 8.5%, which is a more than respectable figure. Dash (Livecoin / BTCBIT) Things always get very interesting when two exchanges with lower liquidity are involved in one and the same arbitrage opportunity. Buying Dash on Livecoin and selling it on BTCBIT can earn traders a profit of 8.16%. There is also an option to buy Dash from Kraken, HitBTC, Poloniex, Gate, Bittrex, or Sistemkoin for a similar profit. Flipping Dash between Bittrex or Kraken and HitBTC can also yield a 1.1% profit. EOS (Gobaba / Binance / Bitfinex) A few interesting price discrepancies involving EOS have become apparent this morning. There is a 1.02% difference between Gobaba and Bitfinex, which makes for an appealing option. Users can also buy EOS on either Binance or KuCoin and sell it on HitBTC for a 1.79% profit. All of these options are pretty significant, especially when all markets go into a major bull run as they have lately. Litecoin (BTCBIT / Kraken / KuCoin) On any given day, there is room for arbitrage opportunities involving HitBTC. Today is such a day, although in a slightly different manner than people would expect. The LTC price on Binance, HitBTC, KuCoin and Bittrex is 9.5% lower compared to BTCBIT. As such, easy profits can be pocketed from moving funds from exchange A to exchange B. Buying on Kraken, Kucoin, or Binance and selling on HitBTC also works, albeit the average profit for doing so is just 1%. Information provided by Arbing Tool. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. The post Crypto Arbitrage Today: Up to 20% Profit With AE, ZEC, ETC, LTC, EOS, Dash appeared first on NullTX.

3 months ago

Why Coinbase Will List More ERC20 Tokens In the Coming Days

Only a few hours ago, crypto traders were treated to an early Christmas by Coinbase as the exchange listed 4 new cryptocurrencies on its Pro Version of the platform. The newly listed digital assets are Dai (DAI), Maker (MKR), Golem, (GNT) and Zilliqa (ZIL). The exchange went on to state that the smart contract functionality of these tokens will initially not be available. The announcement by Coinbase stated: Each of these tokens has associated functionality, some of which may be in beta. Moreover, each token’s associated functionality is not currently directly accessible via the Coinbase Pro platform. Coinbase’s Intention to Support the ERC20 Technical Standard Across the Platform News of the addition of more ERC20 tokens does not come as a surprise to many crypto enthusiasts who were aware that the exchange had announced its plan to support the Ethereum ERC20 technical standard on the platform. A March 2018 announcement by the exchange stated the following: We’re excited to announce our intention to support the Ethereum ERC20 technical standard for Coinbase in the coming months. This paves the way for supporting ERC20 assets across Coinbase products in the future... Prominent ERC20 Tokens Listed By Coinbase The past few months and days have seen the platform list the following ERC20 tokens: 0x (ZRX), Basic Attention Token (BAT), USD Coin (USDC), Civic (CVC), district0x (DNT), Loom Network (LOOM) and Decentraland (MANA). This is in addition to the recently listed DAI (DAI), Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR), and Zilliqa (ZIL). Revisiting the List of 31 Digital Asset the Exchange Had Announced it Was Exploring Out of the 31 digital asset that Coinbase has announced it was exploring on supporting on the platform, only 6 are on their own blockchain networks. They include ADA, EOS, NEO, XLM, XRP and Tezos (XTZ). The rest are ERC20 tokens. A list of ERC20 tokens yet to be listed by the exchange are as follows. Aeternity (AE), Aragon (ANT), Bread Wallet (BRD), EnjinCoin (ENJ), IOST (IOST), Kin (KIN), Kyber Network (KNC), ChainLink (LINK), Loopring (LRC), Mainframe (MFT), OmiseGo (OMG), (POE), QuarkChain (QKC), Augur (REP), Request Network (REQ), Status (SNT) and Storj (STORJ) Savvy crypto traders have probably started the process of elimination to try and figure out which of the 17 remaining tokens will be next on Coinbase thus providing profitable trading opportunities. What About XRP, Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA)? Based on Coinbase’s aforementioned preference to list ERC20 tokens first, it is safe to conclude that the exchange will not list the popular cryptocurrencies of XRP, XLM and ADA anytime soon. However, their is still a slight chance that the exchange might surprise us like they did when they listed ZCash. No one expected them to list ZEC before XLM and ADA. As we approach Christmas, the odds of Coinbase surprising us by listing an unlikely coin (not ERC20 token) should be considered. But we also have to be realistic based on the fact that ERC20 tokens are more likely to be listed before XLM, ADA and XRP. What are your thoughts on the possibilty of Coinbase continuing to list more ERC20 tokens? Please let us know in the comment section below. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post Why Coinbase Will List More ERC20 Tokens In the Coming Days appeared first on Ethereum World News.

3 months ago

Crypto Arbitrage Today: AE, ZRX, ICX, EOS, XMR, BTG

Not a day goes by in the cryptocurrency without some alternative money-making methods rearing their head. Arbitrage opportunities, while requiring a bit of manual labor, are often one of the better ways to make money in this industry at all times. The following market opportunities are worth exploring for quick profits. Aeternity (Sistemkoin / Gate) It does not happen all that often some of the lesser-known altcoins make for good arbitrage opportunities. Every now and then, things change in this rather unusual industry, which makes for healthy profit opportunities. The current AE price on Sistemkoin is lower compared to, which lets users pocket an 8.5% profit for moving coins between exchanges. ZRX (Poloniex / Gate) Whereas most of the arbitrage opportunities over the past few days involved HitBTC, it seems Gate is also making a name for itself once again. For fans of 0x, or ZRX, there is a healthy price spread between Poloniex and Gate. Exploring this gap can yield an easy profit of up to 8.8%. As is usually the case with smaller altcoins and exchanges, there may not be much liquidity to take advantage of. ICX (Binance / Gate) For those traders and speculators looking to take advantage of smaller markets, ICX is another option worth exploring. This altcoin’s price on Binance is slightly lower than Gate’s, although the 0.8% profit may not necessarily be that appealing to some traders. Even so, all options need to be explored in this industry, as one never knows if and when new opportunities will arise. Monero (Bittrex / Kraken / HitBTC) When Monero-related arbitrage opportunities present themselves, the overall profit is usually rather modest. Today, it seems that the situation is a bit different. Buying XMR on Bittrex or Kraken lets users flip the coins on either Bitfinex or HitBTC for profits of up to 3%. The average gain is closer to 2.3%, but it is still a rather juicy opportunity to look into. Bitcoin Gold (Koineks / Cex / Bitfinex) There are a few interesting price spreads where Bitcoin Gold is concerned. More specifically, one option is to buy BTG on either Koineks or CEX and sell it on Bitfinex for a profit of 1.95% up to 4.1%. Buying from the same exchanges and selling on HitBTC is also viable, for a profit ranging from 0.86% to 3.05%. Bitcoin Gold price gaps are becoming more apparent in recent days, which is always interesting to keep an eye on. EOS (Binance / KuCoin / HitBTC) Every time there is an arbitrage opportunity involving EOS, the profits are usually more than acceptable. For today, buying EOS on either Binance or KuCoin and selling it on HitBTC is an option to keep a close eye on. There is a profit of 2.55% waiting to be scored from exploring these options, as EOS is one of the more liquid markets available today. Information provided by Arbing Tool. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. The post Crypto Arbitrage Today: AE, ZRX, ICX, EOS, XMR, BTG appeared first on NullTX.

3 months ago

Aeternity Team Talks About the Launch of ‘Roma’ Public Blockchain

Aeternity recently launched the first five implementations of the Aeternity blockchain from a villa in the outskirts of Rome. CCN interviewed the project's director, Marion Vogel and Nikola Stojanow, the firm’s CBDO. Marion explained that Roma was a step forward in decentralization and that with its implementation, it is everyone’s project. Marion went on to say that the project seeks to make the blockchain technology user-friendly so that anyone can use it. Roma also solves scalability issues on the blockchain. Nikola spoke about Aeternity’s upcoming programs dubbed ‘Aepps’ which are mobile dApps that facilitate the browsing of other decentralized apps easily from one location. (KE)

3 months ago

Aeternity Blockchain Goes Live For The First Time

After two years of development, Aeternity (AE) is now live. The company has released its first live implementation, bringing scalable smart contracts and user-friendly oracles. The latest version called Roma was released at a launching ceremony in Rome earlier this week. The blockchain uses a unique proof-of-work mechanism, that features a “temporary leader” who is randomly chosen to verify the blocks. Aterenity (AE) is priced at $0.559241, losing 3.53% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

4 months ago

Aeternity Goes Live In Roma Release

Aeternity has released its first live implementation, bringing the new blockchain platform one step closer to providing scalable smart contracts and user-friendly oracles. The new implementation, code-named Roma, was released at a launching ceremony in Rome earlier this week. In a press release after the launch, the aeternity team declared that developers, miners and users would now be able to interact with a live version of the network for the first time. “After two years’ hard work, æternity has created a system that delivers on the original promise of enabling faster transactions without sacrificing rich functionality and decentralization,” said aeternity founder Yanislav Malahov. “The protocol is based on an entirely new architecture that builds on the lessons learned over the past 10 years of blockchain-focused research.” It’s the first step towards full functionality from the project, which completed the first phase of its token migration from the Ethereum blockchain last week. Although not quite consumer-ready, the Roma implementation will allow technical users to earn AE token bounties by securing the network. Developers may begin creating dApps for the network in Sophia, the aeternity programming language. Solving Proof of Work This is one of several new blockchain projects seeking to scale beyond the limitations of Proof-of-Work consensus algorithms. While it’s not the only project to piggyback on Ethereum while developing a dApp platform, many of its competitors underperformed after their main net launch. While Proof-of-Stake consensus is far more resource-efficient than mining, it also has a “rich-get-richer” effect that rewards early adopters and discourages later entrants. aeternity’s solution to those problems is a modified proof-of-work consensus algorithm. BitcoinNG, developed by researchers at Cornell University, features a “temporary leader” who is randomly chosen by PoW to verify events between blocks, effectively allowing real-time transactions without waiting for a block confirmation. In addition, the new blockchain uses a novel PoW algorithm that is memory-intensive rather than CPU-intensive, reducing the benefits of ASIC mining. When aeternity ASICs do arrive, “hardware manufacturers will not have an advantage on creating ASICs over common users,” due to the new algorithm, aeternity claims. “No need for sophisticated GPUs and designs, no company or companies guarding the technology.” The new consensus algorithm is one of many innovations built into the aeternity protocol, which also includes built-in oracles, allowing smart contracts and dApps that react to real-world data. DSTOQ, a Stellar DEX, has already arranged for aeternity oracles to provide information streams to users of the trading platform, as Crypto Briefing has previously reported. The launch will allow the blockchain to develop into an independent ecosystem for decentralized applications, aeternity says. Starfleet, an accelerator for startups building on aeternity, will soon begin developing commercial applications and growing the ecosystem. The author is invested in Ethereum, which is mentioned in this article. The post Aeternity Goes Live In Roma Release appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

4 months ago

Top Korean Enterprises Accelerate the Blockchain of Korea 2019/1/23-24 Chain Plus+ Blockchain Summit Seoul

CoinSpeaker Top Korean Enterprises Accelerate the Blockchain of Korea 2019/1/23-24 Chain Plus+ Blockchain Summit Seoul Continuing the nationwide investment fever in cryptocurrency, top-ranked Korean enterprises from various industries intend to accelerate the Blockchain market in Korea. No.1 social network platform Kakaotalk invested in Upbit and established the Kakao Blockchain Lab; Game industry giant Nexon took ever a digital exchange Korbit; Samsung launched a Blockchain platform, Nexledger. Korea’s giant economic & financial media Group MTN (Money Today Network Inc.) also turns to Blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, planning to co-organize an international Blockchain summit “CHAIN PLUS+” during 23-24 January in 2019. Korea MTN Group (Money Today Network Inc.) founded in May 2001, owns an authentic economy cable channel “Money Today”, mainly targets in finance, stock market, market analysis, real estate and other news related to financial area. It is one of the most trusted financial media in Korea, and is recognized as a pioneer media in Korean. Chainers Inc, co-established by Vision Creator, a top-tier traditional financial advisor and VC in Korea, and The Blockchainer, No.1 Chinese Blockchain ecosystem builder, incubating and accelerating global & domestic Blockchain projects worldwide. So far, Chainers has provided successful business solutions for prominent Blockchain projects such as AE, Terra, ONT, Bumo. As 2-days summit during the 2nd Annual CHAINERS Blockchain week, CHAIN PLUS+ focuses on topics Blockchain empowering substantial economy, which aims to build a bridge between Blockchain projects and local enterprises and a creative win-win platform for participants in this ecosystem. Relying on its long term reputation with a great social influence, MTN will invite officials from layers of government, congress, and giant firms in Korea. Meanwhile, with the great support from Korean Blockchain Association and top-tier developer communities like KBIP Lab, Decipher, and POSTECH, Chainers will have over 25% of leading developers in Korea attending the conference. On top of that, top 10 Blockchain Youtubers and 30 KOLs (Naver bloggers) will be the feast in the Chain Plus+ Summit. All in one, one for all. Check for more details: Top Korean Enterprises Accelerate the Blockchain of Korea 2019/1/23-24 Chain Plus+ Blockchain Summit Seoul

4 months ago

Important maintenance release. All AEON users, exchanges, et...

Important maintenance release. All AEON users, exchanges, etc. are strongly recommended to read the release notes a…

4 months ago

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Shed Billions in Bloody Sell-Off

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been glued to the price charts over the last 48 hours as digital assets across the entire crypto-economy have plunged significantly. Since our last markets update two days ago, the digital currency ecosystem has lost over $30 billion and the overall market capitalization of all 2,000+ coins now sits at around $159 billion. Also read: Cryptocurrency ATM Growth Spikes Exponentially to 4,000 Machines Worldwide The Sell-Off and Shakeup Markets have been bloody over the last few days with nearly every digital asset reaching its lowest price point of the year. Traditionally, cryptocurrency prices are usually bullish during November, but this year has been the exact opposite. Even though prices are extremely low, cryptocurrency market volumes have more than doubled over the last 24 hours. This shows that traders are playing new positions and scooping up coins at much lower prices in hopes their value will rise again. Top 10 cryptocurrencies on Nov. 20, 2018. Right now the price of bitcoin core (BTC) is around $4,800, but during overnight trading sessions BTC stumbled down to $4,237 per coin. Ripple (XRP) markets have been doing better than most but had dipped to a low of $0.41 per XRP. The XRP token is down 6.6% today, and over 13.4% over the last seven days. XRP is now back up to $0.46 per token according to the most recent data. Ethereum (ETH) now commands the third position among the top 10 market capitalizations and is down 35% for the week. Currently, ETH is trading for $144 per coin and holds a $14.8 billion market valuation. Lastly, stellar (XLM) has been pushed back to fifth position and is trading for $0.21 this Tuesday. Stellar markets are down 23% for the week but briefly managed to take the fourth position among the top 10 market caps. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action Bitcoin cash (BCH) markets took a pretty hard hit this week and prices have dropped about 54% over the last seven days. However, prices have varied depending on which exchange is being observed due to some metrics splitting the price of BCH into two. For instance, the aggregated price for BCH on data sites like Coinmarketcap show $255 per BCH, but other trading platforms like Bitstamp show a spot price of $302. BCH daily chart. Further, bitcoin cash trade volume globally is super low compared to the rest of the crypto-economy, with only $134.9 million global trades over the last day. This is due to a lot of exchanges which are still not servicing BCH orders, five days after the network fork. Again this has made currency pairs much different than in weeks prior as ETH is the top pair traded with BCH today, capturing 34% of all BCH trades. This is followed by BTC (29%), USDT (17.7%), KRW (13.7), and JPY (3.1%). BCH/USD markets show only 0.55% of all BCH trades are currently using USD for swaps. Technical Indicators Looking at the charts on Bitstamp currently shows an average BCH/USD spot price of around $303. Relative Strength Index levels were screaming a low of -10, showing significant oversold conditions during the early morning trading sessions, but have bumped back up to around -36. The RSI and Stochastic still show conditions are oversold, but BCH prices are starting to kick back into a higher gear and these conditions may not last long. Bitstamp BCH/USD Nov. 20, 2018. The two Simple Moving Averages (SMA) show the short-term 100 SMA is above the longer term 200 SMA, indicating a possible trend reversal from bearish to bullish could be on the cards. Order books show a different story, however, as both sides have significantly sized buy and sell walls. On the upside, there will be some good pit stops around $360 and higher and on the backside foundational support from the current vantage point until $240. Bitstamp BCH/USD Nov. 20, 2018. The Verdict: Market Participants Still Confident in the Long Term It’s hard to gauge how the cryptocurrency community is dealing with the big drops in value as many still seem confident in the long-term future of digital assets and blockchain technology. However, most crypto markets saw a huge sell-off, recording their lowest figures since Oct. 2017. The five coins that have shed the most over the last 24 hours are centrality (CENNZ), maker (MKR), aeternity (AE), waves (WAVES), and bitcoin gold (BTG). Meanwhile, Bitcoin Cash proponents are waiting for more businesses to open up services as exchanges and wallets have slowly been coming back online over the last 24 hours. According to data collected from Coinmarketcap and Poloniex, the split coin BSV has been trading at between $40-60 over the last two hours. Where do you see the price of bitcoin cash and other coins headed from here? Let us know in the comments section below. Disclaimer: Price articles and markets updates are intended for informational purposes only and should not to be considered as trading advice. Neither nor the author is responsible for any losses or gains, as the ultimate decis

4 months ago

The Daily: US Bank to Issue Crypto Cards, Coinbase Updates Wallet

In Sunday’s edition of The Daily, we cover the upcoming launch of a new Visa debit card that will allow users in the U.S. to spend cryptocurrencies through conversion to fiat. We also mention the updated Coinbase wallet and take a look at an educational course that’s going to reward students with digital coins. Also read: New Woe for ICOs, Bitcoin Cash Trading Resumes to Launch Prepaid Visa Cards in the US New York-based Metropolitan Commercial Bank and Foris Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida-headquartered affiliate of digital asset wallet provider, are preparing to issue Visa crypto debit cards in the United States. The announcement comes after, a Hong Kong-based company formerly known as Monaco, recently launched its Mco Visa card program in Singapore. The prepaid cards, which have no annual, monthly and ATM withdrawal fees, can be ordered from the wallet and card app of the cryptocurrency payment platform. The application allows users to purchase, sell, store, send and track cryptocurrencies. Customers can also use it to spend their digital coins in stores accepting Visa through conversion to fiat money without being charged exchange fees. Reservations for the Mco Visa cards can be made after users pass an onboarding process which includes ID verification. According to a press release, over 100,000 cards have already been reserved globally. With the wallet app, cardholders will be able to manage the card usage and their crypto and fiat transactions. They can also freeze and unfreeze their cards with a single tap at any moment. Coinbase Wallet Updated Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has updated its Ethereum-based wallet to improve its looks and add new functionalities. According to an announcement on Twitter, all supported ERC20 tokens will now show up automatically, along with available values in local fiat currency. That means users will no longer need to manually add the tokens to their portfolios. The California-based digital asset trading platform has also introduced a new crypto collectibles gallery integrated with Opensea and Rarebits to support hundreds of collectibles. Other changes include improved stability, security, and better gas price estimation. The wallet app has already been updated for iPhone users. The new version for Android phones is expected within the next few days. Course Rewards Students With Coins Aeternity, a company that manages smart contracts, has recently teamed up with peer-to-peer online learning platform Dacade to launch an introductory course for cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The free program is designed to educate users, developers and entrepreneurs on the basics of crypto-related technologies. Furthermore, students who develop practical use cases will be rewarded with aeternity tokens. According to Coinmarketcap, the Aeternity coin (AE) currently sells for around $0.88. The first edition of the course is a non-technical introduction for beginners but the partners plan to soon form advanced learning communities for developers. Tron Launches Dapp Development Program Cryptocurrency project Tron (TRX) has unveiled a $1 million program to support developers of decentralized applications (dapps). The accelerator will distribute rewards among 56 teams developing dapps and products based on the Tron protocol. According to an announcement, the initiative is aimed at supporting the spread of blockchain technologies among users. It comes after Tron recently bought the file-sharing service Bittorrent, the payment service Poppy and launched its Atlas project. The winners of the three “grand prizes” will divide a pool of $550,000. Another eight “special prizes” of $30,000 will be awarded to leading projects in several categories, and 42 teams will receive “finalist prizes” worth $5,000 each. What are your thoughts on today’s news tidbits? Tell us in the comments section. Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Make sure you do not miss any important Bitcoin-related news! Follow our news feed any which way you prefer; via Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, RSS or email (scroll down to the bottom of this page to subscribe). We’ve got daily, weekly and quarterly summaries in newsletter form. Bitcoin never sleeps. Neither do we. The post The Daily: US Bank to Issue Crypto Cards, Coinbase Updates Wallet appeared first on Bitcoin News.

4 months ago

Aeternity Partners with Decade to Introduce a Blockchain Course that Rewards Students with Cryptocurrency

Aeternity has reportedly collaborated with Decade, an online P2P education network. This partnership seeks to launch a blockchain course for beginners. According to a blog post on Aeternity’s website, its free blockchain-related courses aim to educate future users, entrepreneurs, and developers on the blockchain's principles. Aeternity would reward students taking these courses after completing specific assignments and tasks. Per Aeternity’s Nikola Stojanow, the students would earn $10 in aeternity tokens for submitting satisfactory responses. Also, students can get $2 in aeternity tokens for any meaningful feedback. (KE)

4 months ago

Even In A Bear Market Aeternity Will Pay You To Study Blockchain

It’s not easy to learn about the blockchain, and you can’t get all your information from quiz shows. Even in a bear market the demand for professionals is growing, and it’s now possible to study blockchain technology... while getting paid for it. aeternity (AE) has teamed up with dacade, a peer-to-peer learning platform, to launch an introductory blockchain course. Unlike other online classes, students will be paid—in crypto. In a joint press release from aeternity and dacade, the partners announced that the series of blockchain courses is expected to “educate future users, entrepreneurs, and developers on the fundamentals of blockchain technology and reward students with æternity tokens” for developing practical use cases. The first course, titled “Introduction to Blockchain,” is only a non-technical primer on crypto technology, but the partners hope to expand the curriculum to include developers and coding professionals. Coursework will include tutorials, followed by practical challenges, aeternity said in a statement, and students will receive code reviews based on their submissions. “The challenge for this learning community is to come up with a problem, where blockchain technology could be meaningfully applied,” said Nikola Stojanow, aeternity’s chief of Strategy and Business Development, in an email. “If the student submits a satisfactory response, they earn 10$ in æternity tokens. Additionally they can earn 2$ in aeternity tokens for every meaningful feedback that they provide on the submissions of their peers.” A more advanced course, titled “æternity Development 101” teaches students to build decentralized applications based on tutorials and course material. “Our content will generally focus on developers since they are currently the scarcest resource in the blockchain ecosystem,” Stojanow said. aeternity hopes that the course will help make cryptocurrency and blockchain technology more accessible. As a gamified platform for online learning, the partnership with dacade is hoped to bring development skills to the wider public. “Through our cooperation, we aim to address the challenge of providing accessible, practical blockchain education in a scalable way,” said dacade founder Moritz Stellmacher. “We believe that a decentralized approach to blockchain education will make it not only more scalable and accessible but also flexible enough to accommodate new information, as it becomes available. I am excited to see what new blockchain use cases the students will come up with.” The courses are aeternity’s latest push to gain presence in a marketplace full of struggling blockchain protocols. Although capable of stronger oracles and higher dApp throughput than Ethereum, the aeternity blockchain is some way behind when it comes to name recognition and network effects. That may be due for a change, if the blockchain can demonstrate its capabilities to a new crop of developers. The author is not invested in aeternity but owns other digital assets. The post Even In A Bear Market Aeternity Will Pay You To Study Blockchain appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

4 months ago Accused of Delisting Popular Tokens to Scam Customers, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Ukraine, has been accused of defrauding customers by delisting tokens, sometimes its top volume tokens like BAT and giving only 15 days to withdraw funds before seizing them. For example, in its delisting announcements, states: “Once the withdrawal deadline has been reached withdrawals will be disabled and the asset will be fully decommissioned. From this point forward, we will be unable to process withdrawals of impacted assets. It is imperative that customers withdraw delisted tokens by the withdrawal deadline.” Users are complaining that they have been scammed. The exchange has over 290,000 users, and it is likely that numerous users will not see the delisting announcements and end up leaving their coins on the exchange until they are confiscated. There are claims that is actively liquidating USD 300,000 of customer’s assets. Further, customers assert that withdraws were halted well before the 15-day deadline, giving customers no chance at retrieving funds even if they saw the announcement in time. It is unknown why does not leave the withdraws open until all customers have a chance to get their funds back. This is especially true for ERC-20 tokens like BAT which use the Ethereum wallet. The Ethereum wallet is still active for other coins on, and would work fine for withdrawing delisted coins if allowed. On 28 September 2018, delisted CFI, TAAS, EDG, MCO, MGO, WAVES, BAT, MLN, TKN, MYST, ICN, TIME, and REQ. On 27 October 2018 delisted NET, XID, PTOY, NEU, ZRX, REN, AE, DNT, QRL, SNM, SRN, and STX. BAT and ZRX are tokens that were just added to Coinbase, causing a surge in popularity. The 15-day window has already closed for these tokens, meaning any customers who left these tokens on have lost them. Follow on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from Want to advertise or get published on - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: Pixabay The post Accused of Delisting Popular Tokens to Scam Customers appeared first on

4 months ago

Blockchain-Hackathon and ICO-pitching at the Malta Blockchain Summit

CoinSpeaker Blockchain-Hackathon and ICO-pitching at the Malta Blockchain Summit The global blockchain community met again in Malta for the ​Malta Blockchain Summit​ between November 1st and 2nd. The summit brought together 7,000 delegates, more than 100 speakers and 150 partners from all around the world. Speakers and guests at the event were leaders in the fields of finance, technology and innovation and included individuals like ​John Mcafee, Brandon Synth, Charles Hoskinson, Scott Stornetta, John Matonis​ to name a few. The summit has been organized with the support of the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat​ who opened the Malta Blockchain Summit with a speech: “​In Malta we are building the necessary quarter’s and channels in order to make good use of the force of nature that this technology is going to provide, and that is why I believe that Malta has become one of the centres of these new technolgoies”. In partnership with ​CryptoFriends​, the ​Malta Blockchain Summit​ hosted ​Blockchain Hackathon ​and​ two-day ICO pitchingn session​. At the ​Malta Blockchain Hackathon​ up to 200 participants took their chance to impress some of the best in the business and to win a 50k prize. ​A number of teams of developers gathered at the Summit to produce a dApp, or other smart contract implementation on the chosen platform using both decentralised and distributed solutions. The winners were selected by Hackathon judges, including ​Scott Stornetta, Charles Hokinson, Ilya Smagin, ​and​ Lucas Park​. ​Here are the results: 1st place - Team: Blockchain Charity Lottery 2nd place - Team: TPass 3rd place - Team: Tensegrity CEO of Malta Blockchain Summit, ​Eman Pulis​ presented the winning teams with the illustrious €50,000 prize at the main stage of the Summit. First place won €25,000, second prize won €15,000 and third prize won €10,000. The Blockchain Hackathon was sponsored by ​Etoro​, ​DAO.Casino​ and ​tZERO​. The ​ICO-pitching​ session was held on November 1st and 2nd and featured 30 ICO projects. ​The first day​ of the ICO-pitching session ended with gorgeous results. Some really solid projects were presented. ​Rise Token​ startup took the 1st place. AE Token​ company took the 2nd place.​ ​Day 2​ of the ICO pitching was great as well! Congratulations to projects ​Tatau​ and ​GoMama​ for achieving the 1st and 2nd places. Top level business and networking events are one of ​Cryptofriends specialities, get in contact with our team if you would like to take part in our future events in 2019 - ​​. CryptoFriends​ is a global group of well-connected professionals who are building smart connections in the blockchain space. Every time they organise an event, they search for cool locations, new topics and top speakers. Their events have a unique dynamic and are aimed at creating an ideal environment for networking. Click ​here​ to check out their website to learn about their future events. Blockchain-Hackathon and ICO-pitching at the Malta Blockchain Summit

4 months ago

XRP, Bitcoin Cash, & Dogecoin Down the Most among Top Altcoins & The Glorious Victory of BAT

With Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stellar and others in red, a majority of the cryptocurrencies are in correction Dogecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and XRP are down the most among the top altcoins With over 110% rise in a month, BAT price is costly on a surge Cryptocurrencies in Correction The majority of the cryptocurrencies are retracing after enjoying gains for the past couple of days. The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin is currently down by 0.46 percent at $6,499 maintaining its stability around $6,500 level. As for the top altcoins, This has the BTC dominance reach 52 percent. As the crypto market goes red, the total market cap goes loses about $5 billion of the value. Among the top altcoins, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is down the most by 4.20 percent at $601. Recently, BCH saw a surge of 40 percent on the back of the news of its upcoming hard fork on November 15. XRP is another cryptocurrency which is down by the most i.e. by 3.61 percent at $0.5136 among top cryptos. Just a few days back, XRP has been the largest gainer with over 12 percent 24-hours gains as XRP becomes a base currency on exchanges and Ripple shares its plans to open Dubai office. At 25th position, Dogecoin (DOGE) is another altcoin which is down by 5.54 percent at $0.0034. Aeternity (AE) is bearing the highest losses by 12.78 percent at $1.18 while Eternal Token (XET) is today’s biggest gainer with 47 percent greens while having the daily trading volume of less than $900k. BAT- The Winner with over 110% Surge in a Month For over a month now, Basic Attention Token (BAT) is almost constantly on an upward movement as shown in the chart below. From $0.155, in October, BAT has risen over 110%. At the time of writing, BAT has been trading at $0.3713 while being up by 13.52 percent. Currently, at 26th position, the listing by Coinbase played an integral role in giving a swift kick to BAT price. With a $371 million market cap, this cryptocurrency is managing the daily trading volume of more than $34 million. Additionally, “Basic Attention Token radically improves the efficiency of digital advertising by creating a new token that can be exchanged between publishers, advertisers, and users,” the core idea of the cryptocurrency is keeping the investors interested and prices surging. The post XRP, Bitcoin Cash, & Dogecoin Down the Most among Top Altcoins & The Glorious Victory of BAT appeared first on Coingape.

4 months ago

Stellar (XLM) gets Starlight for Private, Instant, and Free Payments

The 6th largest cryptocurrency currently in the red has now gotten its own Lightning Network in the form of Starlight, a payments channels that allows private, free and instant payments. Stellar Network gets its own Lightning Network in the form of Starlight At the time of writing, Stellar has been trading at $0.2334 while being down by $0.26 percent. The sixth largest cryptocurrency has been managing the daily trading volume of $34.9 million. As shown in the chart below, Stellar has been on a downward momentum. XLM 7-days price chart, Source: Coinmarketcap Though a bearish scenario seems to be in order, the price can surely bounce off of $0.20 if able to maintain stability above $0.23. Meanwhile, Starlight, a payment channel implementation on Stellar has been released as the official announcement reads, “Interstellar is pleased to announce a preview release of Starlight, an implementation of bidirectional payment channels on Stellar. Payment channels allow parties to transact privately, instantly, and securely while paying zero fees.” By using the network to lock up some funds for channel’s participants use, the payments are made private, instant, and free when normally payment on the network would have involves small fee and waiting for confirmation. The security is further ensured through special information in the form of signed Stellar transactions that ae not published to the network. When the channel closes, only the final settlement balances are revealed to the network while all other activity remains private and known to it participants only. Currently, connected to the Stellar testnet, as pointed out in the announcement, Stellar now has its own Lightning Network, “Starlight payment channels are analogous to the Bitcoin payment channels used in the Lightning Network. As we extend the Starlight project to support not only payment channels but also multi-hop payments across those channels, we plan to build in compatibility with other payment-channel networks, such as Lightning and Interledger.” The preview supports bilateral channels including built-in wallet application and Starlight payment channel software. Though it allows transacting in XLM only for now, “Future versions will support any asset issued on the Stellar network.” The post Stellar (XLM) gets Starlight for Private, Instant, and Free Payments appeared first on Coingape.

5 months ago

SharesPost Launches ERC-20 Token Index

You’ve heard of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ Composite and the S&P 500. There are also crypto indices, like those by Coinbase and Galaxy Digital. And now there’s one more. On Thursday, SharesPost launched the SharesPost Token Index to track the growth and maturity of ERC-20 token market. According to the San Francisco-based financial services company, the index is representative of the broad blockchain sector and includes credible projects whose digital tokens have defined utility. Among the cryptos included are Binance (BNB), OmiseGO (OMG), Ox (ZRX), Zilliqa (ZIL), Aeternity (AE), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Pundi X (NPXS), Holo (HOT), Augur (REP), Populous (PPT), WaltonChain (WTC), IOST (IOST), aelf (ELF), Bancor (BNT) and Loopring (LRC). These blockchain projects are ranked at least No. 89 (Bancor) on CoinMarketCap, while Binance Coin is the highest-ranked token at No. 14 with $1.26 billion in market capitalization. The firm’s Token Index gives long-term investors the ability to view in real-time and on daily basis at how a composite of credible blockchain projects are performing against Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). Its purpose is to inform investor decisions. Since July the index has outperformed Ethereum and underperformed Bitcoin. And over the past 12 months (since October 2017), the index of ERC-20 tokens has grown 17 percent. During the same period, Ethereum has dropped 17 percent while Bitcoin has increased by 59 percent. “We saw a need to provide a meaningful measure of token performance to help inform investor decisions and make the market more comprehensible for everyday people,” said CEO Gregory Brogger in Oct. 25 statement. Not all tokens are treated equally. The index is calculated using a market cap-weighted methodology that uses factors such as circulating supply, market cap, trading volume, trading history and token price to reflect the maturity of the market. The current weighting consists of 31.93% Binance Coin, 12.55% OmiseGO, 10.24% Ox, and 7.33% Zilliqa as four largest ERC-20 tokens that constitute the SharesPost Token Index. Binance Coin (BNB) is the digital coin of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, in terms of trading volume. At $9.80 it’s down 60% from its all-time high of $24.50 in January. The second-largest project by market cap, OmiseGO, provides decentralized financial solutions across borders. Observers say that blockchain tech is unlocking the potential of the financial sector. “Blockchain technology has completely redefined the idea of a traditional transaction,” Marshall Hayner, CEO of Metal, told Crypto Briefing. “Financial banking, credit card systems, and investment portfolios are all so integral to our society, but completely intimidating to the average consumer .... Blockchain as a framework, which does not warrant a third-party, has unlocked potential for an entirely new type of banking, and in turn, has the ability to strengthen us as a society.” At $6,480 Bitcoin is down 68% this year from its all-time high of nearly $20,000 in January. At $204 Ethereum is down 85% from its all-time high of nearly $1,400 in January. The $209 billion cryptocurrency market is down 75% from its all-time high of nearly $830 billion in market capitalization. The author holds Bitcoin which is mentioned in this article. The post SharesPost Launches ERC-20 Token Index appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

5 months ago

@hitbtc @mojo5979 @slatecurrency AEON is a community project...

@hitbtc @mojo5979 @slatecurrency AEON is a community project and literally everything (including this twitter) is r…

5 months ago

Aeternity Readies AE Token Migration Away from Ethereum

Smart contract-fueled blockchain platform Aeternity is readying the launch of its mainnet. Aeternity will soon begin the token migration process away from the Ethereum blockchain onto its own mainnet, which will unfold over four phases. Following each phase of the migration, a hard-fork of the Aeternity blockchain will occur. Aeternity on Twitter thanked Ledger, AirGap, MetaMask and MyEtherWallet for their support of the AE token migration. AE is currently up more than 10% to $1.42 on trading volume of $20 million. (GT)

5 months ago

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5 months ago

Cryptocurrency Market Update: A New Brave Browser Boosts BAT

FOMO Moments Another flat Saturday as markets are stagnant; Only BAT and DGTX heading higher. The weekend has brought no joy to crypto markets which have remained immobile for the past few days. The slow downward slide seems to have halted just below $210 billion market capitalization where things remain for another day. Bitcoin is at the exact same place it was on Friday, $6,480 and there is no sign of a breakout just yet. A similar story is being played out in the Ethereum camp during Asian trading this morning. ETH is immobile again today at around $204. Alcoins are nearly all in the green but gains are so small they are hardly worth mentioning. The biggest movement in the top ten is Stellar which has inched up 2.2% to $0.244 this morning. The rest are static with small upwards movement of around one percent on the day. The top twenty is a little more mixed with more red creeping in. Zcash is also up 2.2% trading at $120 right now but the rest have moved less than a percentage point in either direction. Interest in altcoins is at rock bottom this month. Today’s big pump is BAT which has jumped 16% to $0.240 on the day. A new Brave browser release with BAT integrated for tipping websites was launched a couple of days ago which is driving momentum now. Trade volume has quadrupled from $6 to $24 million, over 60% of which is on Binance. New Brave desktop browser available for download at This latest milestone on our way to 1.0 is Chromium-based, has 22% faster load time than our previous Muon-based version, & unveils Brave Rewards beta (previously Brave Payments). — Brave Software (@brave) October 18, 2018 Basic Attention Token has made 33% since this time last Saturday and is also up over 50% on the month. Digitex Futures is also in pump mode, adding 15% to its price levels over the past 24 hours and Aeternity is looking strong with a 10% gain. Getting the red end of the digital stick is Polymath, as yesterday’s pump predictably dumps today. POLY has dropped 11% of its previous gains in this tired pattern of ups and downs. Komodo is also shedding some today with a 7% decline. Total crypto market capitalization has not moved since Friday morning and is still at $208 billion. The daily lows are getting shallower though so it could get back over $210 billion during Euro and US trading today. Since last weekend markets have climbed 3.5% but they are still very flat. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Cryptocurrency Market Update: A New Brave Browser Boosts BAT appeared first on NewsBTC.

5 months ago

Bitcoin Sheds 5 Percent Triggering a $14 Billion Market Dump

As at 01.09 UTC, Bitcoin began shedding some of its recent gains to trade below $6550. Within half an hour, it had dropped by an additional $244 to trade at $6,305. In the past 24 hours, it lost 5% triggering a cascading effect of price drops in the cryptocurrency and equity markets. Most of the top 100 coins followed suit, crashing spectacularly. Ethereum plunged by 9% to trade at $206. Bitcoin Cash dropped 11% while XRP lost 9.7% to change hands at $0.428. IOTA, TRX, and NEM lost more than 9%. The total market cap is just above $200 billion having dumped $14 billion. Aeternity is the only coin that had defied the drop. It had gained 7.7% to trade at $0.19. (KE)

5 months ago

Joe Crypto: Is Bitcoin Holding Us All Back?

It’s another muggy, close and humid day on the market as the pressure continues to build, but the crypto world is being physically restrained right now as Bitcoin wrestles with resistance points ranging from $6,500 to $7,000. Until Bitcoin conquers these demons, most of the market will stay mired in minimal gains and losses. From $219.31 billion at 3PM EST yesterday to $217.77 billion today, the market was basically treading water. That leaves us looking for a few standout stars. The encouraging part is that the real chargers of the moment tend to have real news, developments and technical achievements driving their coin price. So let’s take this as positive news, rather than staring blankly at flat charts. Loom Network Bears Fruit The big winner today was an altcoin in the relative depths of the Top 100. Loom Network didn’t bother with the white papers and the theory, it simply delivered a dApp scaling solution for Ethereum. A simple update on September 14th, a Medium post detailing the company’s Q3 roadmap, has put the company back in the news and the coin has made stealthy gains all month before taking off today. A month ago the market cap was at a low point of $38.34 million. Now it sits at $90.86 million. It has been dubbed the ‘EOS of Ethereum’ and its Delegated Proof-of-Stake (dPoS) consensus means it has potential to become an Ethereum equivalent to Rootstock. Loom Network is tightly focused on video games and gambling on the blockchain with a sidechain arrangement. The company took the Loom Unity SDK on tour and gave developers a chance for a hands-on meeting. Games developers are starting to see what the blockchain can do for them and Loom Network has positioned itself in a lucrative space. In the last month, it has been in the press and is increasingly being talked of as the gambling blockchain. If it can secure even a small slice of that $51.96 billion industry, Loom Network’s current 78th place on CoinMarketCap and $83.96 million market cap will be a distant memory before long. Aeternity One For The Ages? Higher up the charts in 32nd place, Aeternity bucked the market trend and added 16.91% to its token price. Last week’s deal with LimeChain and the recent link-up with cryptocurrency exchange DSTOQ are just two of the developments that sent Aeternity on a charge this last week, reaching a market cap of $294.76 million. Hailing from the tiny European nation of Liechtenstein, it’s a blockchain with a lot of similarities to Ethereum. Yanislav Malahov played a part in Ethereum and he’s the main man behind this scalable smart contracts platform. Oracles help modify and track smart contracts, and the wider world is starting to buy in to the idea. In the last month, the coin has made steady upward progress in a turbulent market. So, it could be one to watch for the long term. Eternal Plays The Long Game Eternal had a good day in the office, too, hitting a 12.03% increase over the last 24 hours while the big guns all chalked up losses. Eternal jumped more than 640% in a single week back in August and this is relatively small in comparison. But it’s all progress. Pundi X made the first blockchain phone call and its coin price responded with a 9.98% rise to $0.0017 and the market cap hit $212.43 million. At the XBlockchain Summit in Bali, Pundi X showed the blockchain communications technology in full effect, with the first phone call on a device which needs no centralized carrier. This is big news, and if the tech works then a 10% boost in the coin price will be the warm-up. Digitex Futures Gears Up To Go Live Right down in 98th place, Digitex Futures had a day to remember with an 11.57% boost in its token price. It’s aiming for commission free trades on Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum futures, and its tech goes live in Q4. But the buzz is building and Digitex Futures is turning into an outside bet. The biggest loser of the day was Maker, but that coin has been on a charge for so long that we won’t read too much into today’s slip of 12.51%. It’s more of a correction, while Bytecoin’s 5% loss was actually an improvement on yesterday, when Binance announced it would delist the coin. Static at the Top The biggest concern is the top of the table, where only three of the top 20 coins increased in value over the last 24 hours. Even they only managed fractions of a per cent and they make up the vast majority of the cryptocurrency market. Really, we’re stuck watching Bitcoin as it goes through an existential crisis and decides just where it belongs in the world. If it can puncture these resistance points and break $7,000, then the market might look like a very different place. The author is not invested in any digital currency. The post Joe Crypto: Is Bitcoin Holding Us All Back? appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

5 months ago

Aeternity Price Aims for $1.25 as Traders Explore Altcoins for Profits

It is evident the current cryptocurrency momentum will make this Wednesday anything but pleasant to enjoy. More specifically, there is so much red across the charts, it becomes easy to overlook the coins going in the green. One of those coins is Aeternity, a cryptocurrency which many people tend to overlook. Aeternity Price is on a Tear Even though Bitcoin’s negative price momentum usually drags all altcoins with it, Aeternity shows things can be done differently. This particular altcoin notes some of the strongest gains in the top 100, despite not being a low-cap altcoin by any means. With its total valuation of nearly $286m, Aeternity has grown quietly behind the scenes without attracting a lot of attention. That situation might come to change fairly soon, especially given these current changes. The Aeternity price is up by over 12% in the past 24 hours, courtesy of 14% gains over both Bitcoin and Ethereum. If these trends keeps up, things will get very interesting for AE holders moving forward. All of this is achieved with $15.4m in trading volume, which primarily stems from and Binance at this time. A very interesting market to keep an eye on, for obvious reasons. Finding the exact reason for this Aeternity price rise is not all that easy. Although there is some excitement regarding the video recorded during the BlackSeaChain conference of 2018, it might not necessarily warrant this AE price increase. At the same time, it also shows the project’s team is quite intent on ensuring the word gets out about Aeternity, which is always a smart idea. ¿Ya descubriste la serie de videos #BlackSeaChain2018 de @Quanterall? Philipp Klein y Ray Jacobs de @apeunit muestran cómo #aeternity está tratando de hacer que la experiencia del usuario de sus #aepps sea lo más perfecta posible. Mira el video aquí: — æternity Español (@aeternityesp) October 9, 2018 Regardless of the reason behind this latest price rise, it is evident traders are quite happy with the way things are going right now. CRACKadabra explains how the Aeternity price has progressed nicely and seems well underway to keep going up as more time progresses. Although this current increase is very steep, a correction might not be forthcoming for a little while. AE (Aeternity) semua TP terpenuhi dengan sempurna AE (Aeternity) TPs reached perfectly #CRACKadabra #invesment #profit #completed #perfect #bitcoin #btc #altcoin #cryptocurrencies #trading #tp #takeprofit #AE #Aeternity — CRACKadabra (@CracKadabra) October 10, 2018 Last but not least, Bobcat Crypto is at it again by confirming the buy signals and positions to close regarding Aeternity. A healthy 15% profit has been noted from a trade opened just a few days ago, further indicating this current uptrend was bound to happen at this time. At the same time, this appears to signal the bull run could be on its last legs. BUY trade for $AE (Aeternity) opened on 10/4/2018 4:26 PM has been closed at a PROFIT of 15%. Trade opened on Binance ( at BTC 0.00016033. Trade closed at BTC 0.00018438.#AE #Crypto #Cryptocurrency #Binance #Aeternity — Bobcat Crypto (@BobcatCrypto) October 10, 2018 As is always the case in the world of cryptocurrency, strong gains are usually followed by even steeper corrections. In the case of Aeternity, it is very likely this trend will not remain in place for more than a few hours. At the same time, the current value of $1.23 can trigger another wave of buying by speculators and push the price higher in the process. The post Aeternity Price Aims for $1.25 as Traders Explore Altcoins for Profits appeared first on NullTX.

5 months ago

DSTOQ consults the Oracle: aeternity may beat Augur

Blockchain-based data feeds will now be used to inform securities traders. DSTOQ, a decentralized stock exchange on the stellar protocol, recently announced a partnership that would integrate data from aeternity’s decentralized oracles directly to the trading platform. The partnership would allow DSTOQ’s traders to view key data—like latest price movements and global news—on DSTOQ’s app. The post DSTOQ consults the Oracle: aeternity may beat Augur appeared first on Crypto Briefing....

6 months ago

Aeternity Partners With LimeChain To Promote Blockchain

Blockchain startup Aeternity has announced a partnership with LimeChain, for the development and promotion of Blockchain applications. LimeChain is a Blockchain development and consulting company. Aeternity will work on a protocol level, while LimeChain will work towards application development. Aeternity (AE) is currently priced at $0.9629, losing 11.70% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

7 months ago

Aelf Updated its Progress Report from Aug 20th-Sept 2nd

Alef has updated its progress report from Aug 20th-Sept 2nd, and the project updated its progress on main chain development, team building, project cooperation, marketing, and community, as well as media cooperation. The major highlights of its progress show on Network, Inter-chain Communication, Cluster, and Tests. It is also reported that Async Capital, a hybrid digital fund, officially joined the Aelf Innovation Alliance. According to the co-founder and COO of Chen Zhuling, the company is currently aiming to solve the problem of poor blockchain scalability. Alef is dedicated to building the public chain for the future business based on blockchain technology. (RL)

7 months ago

Bitcoin Stable Above $7,200 As Alts Bleed Out

After crossing $7,000 last week, Bitcoin has slowly managed to creep above $7,200 and has been stable. With the recent gains, Bitcoin shorts saw a new spike today, going up by more than 50%. This is the first time that an increase of 10,000 BTC shorts was seen in a span of just 3 hours. However, there are no indications of Bitcoin's price falling down yet. Alts on the other hand, with low volume, have suffered losses. Tokens like ICON, Ontology, Aelf, WaltonChain, and 0x are bleeding out and some of them have even seen double-digit losses. (VS)

7 months ago

CryptoDredge Mining Software Updates To Support New Algorithms

CryptoFredge, popular mining software for Nvidia GPUs has announced an update to version 0.9.0. The new version comes with a bunch of bug fixes and new mining algorithms. Some of the supported algorithms are CryptoNight V7 (Monero, Aeon), CryptoNightHeavy, and CryptoNightFast. CryptoDredge is available for both Windows and Linux, and comes with a 1% developer fee. (VS)

7 months ago

Man Who Took Loan To Invest In Crypto Is Now Paying For It

It is not always a great idea to take loans and invest in markets. Especially in cryptocurrencies, which is extremely volatile. But one French expat in the UAE learnt it the hard way. He took a $100,000 loan when the market was at an all-time high late last year. However, the market tumbled after that. As a result, he now has to pay two-thirds of his monthly salary to the bank for the next three years. (VS)

7 months ago

A Lawmaker in South Korea Suggests for Special Cryptocurrency Zone for Initial Coin Offerings

As per Business Korea report, the leader of Bareunmirae Party, Jung Byung-guk has come up with a new proposal for ICOs. According to Byung-guk, there should be special cryptocurrency zones for ICOs. These regulations have come up despite the ban of tokens in the country. The lawmaker proposes an area designated for blockchain which will be free from regulations. The lawmaker hopes other nations will embrace these suggestions. (KE)

7 months ago

Israel Set to Roll Out its First State-backed Cryptocurrency

Jerusalem Post on 26th of August announced that Israel is seeking to launch its state-backed cryptocurrency as a solution for tax evasion in the country. The idea was brought forth by both Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem's authorities. The bank of Israel together with the Ministry of Finance in the country are reported to be looking into rolling out the states own digital currency in its bid to fight tax evasion. Israel appears among the top ten as a home for crypto and a country with most fertile innovators of the blockchain. (VK)

7 months ago

Study: Bitcoin Price to Surge and Reach $98,000 Over the Next Five Years

A study conducted by Satis, an ICO advisory firm, found that Bitcoin could prospectively reach $98,000 in the next five years. According to the report written by Sherwin Dowlat and Michael Hodapp, Bitcoin (BTC) will reach $96,000 by 2022. Monero (XMR) and decred (DCR) will also see an upswing with XMR hitting $18,000 and (DCR) reaching $535. BCH, XRP, and ETH are expected to nosedive. The report adds that the value of crypto assets required to sustain the economy will increase from roughly $500 billion in 2019 to $3.6 trillion by 2028. (KE)

7 months ago

South Korea's Jeju Island Appeals To President For Allowing ICOs

After South Korea completely banned ICOs, the governor of Jeju island is hoping to turn his autonomous region into an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) free zone. At a recent meeting with President Moon Jae-in, Governor Won Hee-ryong once again pitched his plans. The governor plans to convert Jeju island to a blockchain special zone, like Zuk in Switzerland. Both domestic and foreign blockchain companies will be able to conduct their business within the province. (VS)

7 months ago

Dubai to Host BIISUMMIT on October 22nd, 2018

The blockchain Innovation and Investment Summit (BIISUMMIT) is set to happen on October 22nd in the UAE, Dubai. The event is termed one of the largest in the middle east and focuses on blockchain investment and ICOs. In attendance will be world class ICO speakers and advisors among them; Sally Eaves, Roger Ver, and Simon Cocking. The event will see more than a 1000 Dubai, and middle east high-end investors and delegates attend. The event reportedly will feature presentations on case studies about the forthcoming and continuing projects based on blockchain tech. The summit has been said to be the driver of "unmatchable business development opportunities." (VK)

7 months ago

Up Next Bitcoin $10,000, Says Genesis Trading

With the bitcoin price holding above $7,000, traders want to know if the gains are sustainable. Michael Moro, who is at the helm of Genesis Trading, says the bull market is here to stay. He pointed to the recent rejection of the bitcoin ETFs by the U.S. SEC, which didn’t trigger a market sell-off like it normally does. The bears are “out of steam.” He believes bitcoin $10,000 is next, and the catalyst is “slow and steady growth” coupled with trading volume. (GT)

7 months ago

Bitcoinist Partners with CoolWallet S

CoolWallet S has announced its collaboration with Bitcoinist. CoolWallet S supports LTC, ETH, BTC, XRP, and ERC 20 based tokens. CoolWallet S can be supported by Android and iOS phones. The CEO of CoolBitX Michael Ou has stated that the partnership will enable them in educating the crypto community about the wallets security. Further, CoolBitX has organized a giveaway where it will give CoolWallet S devices to individuals. (SK)

7 months ago

Israel May Adopt National Cryptocurrency to Curb Tax Evasion

Reports have emerged that the Israeli government is exploring the creation of a national currency. The country’s Finance Ministry and Central Bank believe the national currency (digital shekel) will help in combating tax evasion. If created, Israel will join a long list of countries including Venezuela and Canada to adopt a state-backed cryptocurrency. Venezuela’s oil-backed Petro was created to deal with the country’s looming hyperinflation. (VK)

7 months ago

Former Bank of America VP: Blockchain Patents are Meaningless

To date, Bank of America (BofA) has filed nearly 50 patents connected to blockchain technology and just last week the bank updated a 2014 patent to for an online cryptocurrency storage system. With that said, in somewhat peculiar news, former BofA Vice President, Michael Wuehler, issued a tweet where he described the patents as “meaningless”and only designed to stir up press coverage that will make the bank look innovative. Wuehler said, “My name is on 8 of the 50 Blockchain patents filed by BofA and from my perspective they are meaningless other than making the press releases and public perception of innovation.” (RS)

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