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43-year-old Thrown in Prison After Trying to Bomb a UK Crypto Business

A British citizen has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison after he tried to bomb a British cryptocurrency firm. The 43-year-old convict resented the company because of their failure to reset his account password. According to the local police, the pack with a bomb remained unopened at the office premises for over five months. Cryptopay Office Could Be Bombed The London Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command noted that a functional explosive device was sent to the Cryptopay office earlier this year. Michael Salonen, a Gullspang, Sweden resident, sent the explosive device in a padded envelope. In March this year, a man working at the company’s Hackney office block noticed the package and tried to open it. However, he soon became suspicious and alerted the authorities. Bomb experts then came and defused the device while cops from the London Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command poured in. It was later found that the package had been delivered to the office in November 2017. Cryptopay had not moved into the premises at the time of the package’s arrival. The space was occupied by an accounting firm that was being used by Cryptopay. Salonen probably picked up the address and thought Cryptopay were located there. Interpol Helped Unveil the Case The British investigators tried to match the DNA found from the package with UK databases, but their efforts went in vain. They later sought help from Interpol who helped track down Salonen who was arrested on May 12 this year. He was accused of sending threatening letters to individuals in the UK and Sweden and for attempting to bomb the Cryptopay offices. In one of the threatening letters he sent, he had included a white powder, which was later found harmless. His residence also contained bomb components. The Met Police found that Salonen was a Cryptopay customer who asked the company to reset his password. His request was refused by the company, which cited its privacy policy for the same. A company spokesperson said: “[Salonen] contacted our support and we gave him the link to reset his password. He then asked if our team (a support agent) could do it, which we are not able to do.” Commander Clarke Jarett, head of the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command commented: “Salonen seemingly made and sent a device that had the capability to seriously harm and even kill over something as inconsequential as a change of password. Fortunately, the bomb did not detonate. It was due to sheer luck that the recipient ripped opened the package in the middle rather than using the envelope flap which would have activated the device.” Salonen has been found guilty of attempted murder and sending malicious letters. 43-year-old Thrown in Prison After Trying to Bomb a UK Crypto Business was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

2 hours ago

Swiss Crypto Bank Expects to Obtain a Banking and Securities Dealer License in 2019

In a recent interview, the CEO of Swiss startup SEBA Crypto AG mentioned that five “large asset managers” from Germany and other countries have expressed interest in their cryptocurrency bank. In September the company raised $103 million and the bank intends to serve as a link between cryptocurrencies and the traditional financial world. SEBA Crypto AG CEO Guido Bühler also mentioned that he expects to receive a banking and securities dealer license from Swiss financial market regulator FINMA during the first half of 2019. This license would permit the company to serve as a broker and trader of crypto-assets for businesses, banks, and qualified investors. (RS)

2 hours ago

Electroneum - minere no seu celular

Por: Livecoins Electroneum (ETN) é uma criptomoeda com pouco mais de um ano. É um projeto inglês capitaneado por Richard Ells. A sua proposta é bem simples: ser a criptomoeda do mass adoption (adoção em massa). Apesar de simples é algo extremamente audacioso e difícil. O Bitcoin em seus 10 anos ainda não conseguiu. Porém, Richard e sua equipe tem um plano até bem simples para isso - um aplicativo de celular que torna bem simples operações com ETN - tão ou até mais simples que com cartão de credito. Ok, podemos dizer que praticamente qualquer carteira de celular de criptomoedas teria essa característica. Tanto por isso como para incentivar o uso do aplicativo a carteira vem com um simulador de mineração, apesar da mineração ser simulada e não utilizar recursos e processamento do seu celular os pagamentos são reais, você é efetivamente pago por deixar o aplicativo rodando. Verdade seja dita que hoje são pequenos valores, mas não deixa de ser atrativo, ainda mais se considerar o desempenho do Bitcoin de meros centavos para dezenas de milhares de dólares em seu maior preço. Neste um ano de vida entre altos e baixos a ETN valorizou próximo de 100% (até mais para quem comprou no início do ICO) saindo de 1 centavo de dólar para 1,5 centavo nos valores de hoje. Vale comentar que nos melhores momentos do mercado de criptos 1 ETN chegou a valer mais de 20 centavos de dólar e mesmo após um ano de grandes baixas os investidores do ICO ainda estão com um lucro maior que 100%. Além desse desempenho de preço, ETN tem formado diversas parcerias e depois de um longo período operando com apenas uma Exchange criptos x criptos, esta expandido sua presença com cada vez mais exchanges crypto x crypto e iniciando negociações em Exchange com pares EURO x ETN e USD x ETN (em breve) na LIQUID. Corre o boato que em breve ETN será listado na BINANCE, a maior (e possivelmente melhor) Exchange do mundo. COMO FAZER PARTE Primeiro passo é abrir uma conta no https://electroneum.com/ em seguida instalar o App (infelizmente devido a políticas da Apple por enquanto disponível apenas para ANDROID). As orientações são simples e fáceis de seguir. Com isso você já pode começar a minerar. Como mais um incentivo para a divulgação e mass adoption, pessoas indicadas e seus indicadores recebem um pequeno bônus ao longo da mineração, basta incluir o código (referral code) do usuário que fez a indicação, por exemplo: 345F2D. A velocidade de mineração sofre algumas variações, mas os ganhos a depender do aparelho e da simulação vão ser entre 30 e 150 ETN por mês // 360 - 1800 ETN por ano. Na cotação atual não são grandes valores, mas sempre bom lembrar que ETN, apesar dos percalços do primeiro ano, tem cumprido suas propostas e desenvolvido cada vez mais parcerias. Feita essa primeira parte, querendo aumentar sua posição em ETN o caminho seria comprando via Exchanges, infelizmente não temos Exchanges no Brasil operando com ETN o que significa que para comprar ETN é necessário criar uma conta em uma Exchange fora do Brasil. É razoavelmente fácil, eu abri minha conta na CRYPTOPIA, mas temos outras opções: Lista Exchanges ETN. O par mais negociado é BTC x ETN, e daí fica simples pois basta comprar BTC em uma Exchange brasileira como Bitcointrade, Foxbit, Negociecoins, ou qualquer outra e transferir para Cryptopia ou outra Exchange que preferir e comprar seus ETN´s. A primeira vez é um pouco mais trabalhoso, mas depois que se tem tudo montado é simples. Vale comentar que não se tem data ainda para início de pares na BINANCE. STORAGE e COLD STORAGE Uma vez que foi comprado ETN, se tem 3 opções: manter na Exchange, essa é tradicionalmente a pior opção pelo risco de hackers invadirem a Exchange escolhida e roubarem todas as moedas, além de muitas vezes em caso de forks não se receber a nova moeda (como ocorreram em diversos forks de BTC, como Bitcoin cash por exemplo) Transferir para o App, o App é uma opção segura, mas tão segura quanto sua segurança digital, se seu computador / celular não estiver protegido suas moedas podem ser facilmente roubadas (isso vale para qualquer moeda, inclusive R$ em contas bancarias). PAPER WALLET, Essa é a opção mais segura, no link pode se gerar uma carteira, imprimir e guardar em um local seguro, pode se ter várias copias e distribui las em locais de confiança. Todo o processo pode ser feito off-line, sem nunca expor a carteira na rede. O grande risco aqui é de se perder a carteira impressa e, portanto, todos os fundos (similar a outros cold storages, como a Nano S por exemplo) KYC ETN instituiu a necessidade de efetuar o KYC - known your customer. Apesar de desagradar algumas pessoas, é uma atitude importante para viabilizar novas parcerias, principalmente com seu grande alvo que são as empresas de telecomunicações e ter acesso a um público ainda maior em todos os continentes. Um mal necessário que visa principalmente evitar o uso da moeda para lavagem de dinheiro e que já é bem usual nos ICO´s. São 3 níveis, de aco

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Eerily accurate crypto predictions from January 2018

December 2017 - January 2018. Arguably the most amazingly exuberant time in cryptocurrency history - as far a price gains go. At the height of all the action, the air was filled with talks of an “adoption curve“, with possibly no end in sight for such price exuberance. But some predictions from the time are eerily spot on. However, one crypto influencer was far too experienced to believe this type of market would last very long. Ryan Selkis, Aka TwoBitIdiot on Twitter and Medium, published his “95 Crypto Theses for 2018” on January 2nd of this year - and it includes some surprisingly accurate predictions. Here’s a few interesting points. Several Notable Predictions Prediction #2 - “I call it the cryptoasset barbell: cryptocurrencies (sky’s the limit), utility tokens (heading to zero), and “smart securities” (coming soon)”. This appears to be pretty accurate. Tokenized securities seem to be where the crypto market is heading, with September seeing an 80 percent failure rate for ICOs. The above ties in with #7, which in part states - “Crypto-securities aren’t really a thing yet, but they will be massive, and they will actually have measurable fundamental value”. @coinbase CEO @brian_armstrong: "We do feel a substantial subset of these tokens will be securities...we want to be the legal compliant place where you can start to trade these tokens that are classified as securities.” #SecurityTokens https://t.co/YwbGdNhVh4 — Security Token (@security_token) September 8, 2018 At this stage, it’s a logical question to wonder the actual value of utility tokens, in that they don’t necessarily gain value based on the performance of the underlying company in the same way stocks do. Tying in with prediction #5, - “Most utility tokens, then, will go to zero, regardless of team quality and execution. You simply don’t need to hold them but for momentum & greater fool investing. When the market lacks “higher order” investors for speculators to flip to, assets will unwind. Viciously.” Utility tokens are merely incentives. Badges, streaks and points are the same thing. Neither is big on a global scale — Pomp (@APompliano) June 8, 2018 #20 was perhaps one of the most interesting predictions, detailing the major discounts currently seen. Selkis writes - “There is no rhyme or reason to prices in crypto, and there will not be in 2018. Best to embrace that this will be a sentiment-driven market until the crash. Stay safe and embrace the opportunity to sit on the sidelines and do research! There will be gems to swoop up in the coming 99% off sale”. Many crypto assets are still trading at such a discount, as chronicled in Coingape’s article, Crypto Sale: Top Price Gainers Available at >90% Discount From their ATH Prices, published in mid-September. The respectable part of these price predictions is that they was made during two of the most euphoric months in crypto, when it was hard to see past all the positivity. Predictions Still TBD #10 -“BCH is tough to root for, but you have to be long as a hedge. If BCH loses badly, I doubt we’ll ever see on-chain BTC scaling, and Core’s stranglehold on the dev roadmap will be cemented. But if BCH wins, it could take down the whole asset class. Rock. Hard place.” It will be interesting to see how the upcoming Bitcoin Cash fork on November 15 plays into this statement. #18 - “Stablecoins will work until they don’t. Sure, the Basecoin and MakerDAO teams seem strong, but these things will always break under (not so) black swan market conditions. And like the fiat currencies they aim to replace, once they break, they’ll be broken for good.” Seeing stablecoins as the new fad, the market may be in the middle of figuring itself out in this regard. TBD still on this one. Although Tether was pretty broken when it went down to $0.86 per USDT in October. #58 also mentions crypto tax difficulties. “We need better crypto tax solutions. It’s mind-blowingly complex to do all this reporting”. Hopefully the IRS works on this one soon because crypto and taxes are brutal to record for honest tax paying citizens. *Crypto Insider is sponsored in part by Blockmodo. as part of our arrangement with them, Crypto Insider may occasionally link to, and quote, Blockmodo when appropriate. this is done at the discretion of our staff. Crypto Insider sponsors have no say in any of our editorial decisions. The post Eerily accurate crypto predictions from January 2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

5 hours ago

Rate3 Bridges Enterprises with Blockchain’s Benefits Through Asset Tokenization

SINGAPORE - Rate3 envisions a future where all forms of assets - including money, stocks, real estate, intellectual property and even an individual’s time - are interchanged seamlessly between application users of various public blockchains. Over the past few decades, global economic trade has almost single-handedly propelled developing economies into significantly higher standards of living. Blockchain technology has the potential to further improve upon the legacy infrastructure used for such trade, which will in turn, through the trade of tokenized digital assets, lead to further wealth creation among individuals and enterprises. The addressable market of assets applicable for tokenization is worth in excess of USD $700T today. In order to capture a portion of that, Rate3 is building the tools for asset tokenization and identity management for use across both the Ethereum and Stellar public blockchains. Doing so provides individuals and enterprises with a bridge to leverage the many benefits of both these blockchains, including fast and ultra-cheap transactions, 24/7-settlement hours, fractional ownership and programmability features. This vision has been backed to the tune of USD $17 million in funding by thought-leading investors such as Insignia Ventures, Alpha JWC, Matrix Partners China, Node Capital, Fenbushi Digital and FBG Capital. “Tokenization represents the first significant milestone towards bridging enterprises with the advantages of open, public blockchains,” Jake Goh, CEO of Rate3 remarked. “We envision a future whereby all assets of material value will become tokenized and easily transferable on blockchains. This will greatly add to the liquidity of the asset and in turn improve the enterprises’ working capital position and operational efficiency.” In spite of the constant proliferation of closely-related blockchain projects over the past couple of years, two key sector-wide issues still remain unanswered. First, there being no existing secure and common legal framework to tie ownership and control of real-world assets to digital tokens, and second, an extremely fragmented and siloed identity ecosystem. Rate3 provides solutions to both these problems in the following manner. Secure and Common Legal Framework Rate3 works closely with licensed, independent trust companies to provide absolute legal guarantees on asset ownership rights for token holders. Each token holder gains peace of mind from the knowledge that a reputable, government-licensed trust company is guaranteeing the redeemability of the tokens they own for the backing asset, and that they are entitled to legal recourse should these ownership rights not be fulfilled. Rate3 also complies strictly with local regulations based on guidance provided by legal advisors. Such a model ensures full transparency and confidence in any asset token of this protocol. In doing so, this avoids the opaqueness and uncertainties around ownership rights which have plagued other projects in the past. Openly-Compatible, Reusable Digital Identity Ethereum today occupies by far the largest share of application-development activity within the blockchain space, owing to the programming flexibility provided by its Turing-complete programming language. Conversely, Stellar’s payments-optimized blockchain design allows for applications built on top of it enjoy fast and ultra-cheap transaction fees. 100,000 transactions on Stellar today are estimated to cost less than USD 0.01 to execute, with each averaging 3-5 seconds in settlement time. Rate3 is currently built to be interoperable with both the Ethereum and Stellar public blockchain ecosystems (with more planned for the future), enabling it to draw on the key unique value propositions of each. The industry-wide shift towards greater customer personalization has seen nearly all applications requiring users to link their app usage with some form of identity. It is therefore beneficial to have an identity protocol allowing users to, upon consent, tap on a single, reusable identity, tied to the various wallet addresses that they control, that in turn syncs to the many future applications of both Ethereum and Stellar ecosystems. The same would apply as well to future applications of tokenized assets too (e.g. a platform for investors to trade fractional artwork via tokens representing ownership). This would reduce duplicated KYC efforts, which would have been otherwise necessary, along with the consequent potential data breaches that could occur. Recognizing a Greater Market Need Rate3 began its blockchain journey predominantly as a cross-border payments protocol, leveraging on its team’s experience in operating RateX - a fintech startup enabling users to save on bank FX fees while shopping cross-border at merchants such as Amazon and Taobao. As such, it was natural for the project to originally aspire to build a cross-border settlement & clearance network for e-commerce, and consequently reduce the cost of co

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Blockchain Technology Is Helping Activists in Thailand Fight Against Government Censorship

Cryptocurrency technology is helping anti-government activists in Thailand fight against censorship as the government responds to a controversial music video titled “Rap Against Dictatorship” that is gaining popularity in a country that has historically been repressive of any dissent. In response to warnings released by government officials, an anonymous individual has placed the video on the Zcoin blockchain using an IPFS link embedded in a transaction on the blockchain, creating a permanent and indelible copy in the IPFS link on the Zcoin blockchain at block number 111089. (JF)

20 hours ago

Security Token Offerings - The Next Big Thing In Crypto?

If you are not familiar with security token offerings (STOs), maybe you should be. With regulators gunning for initial coin offerings (ICOs) and now going after decentralised exchanges (DEXs) too, industry players are looking at news ways of raising money. Changing the name to “token generation event” doesn’t cut it with most regulators and, in and of themselves, neither do simple agreements for future tokens (SAFTs). According to CoinShares chairman Daniel Masters, STOs will be the next big thing in crypto. Speaking as part of a panel at a breakfast briefing organised by Dow Jones media outlets Financial News and MarketWatch, he identifies a third wave for crypto. According to Masters, Bitcoin ushered in a “new era in value transfer”, with the second wave led by Ethereum with its “frictionless way to globally form capital” and today a third wave of security tokens “with particular advantages for assets that have historically remained in private hands”. CoinShares sponsored the event and is the company behind the XBT Provider Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange traded notes. Trading in the ETNs in the US was temporarily suspended in September because of confusion over the difference between ETNs and exchange traded funds (ETNs are unsecured debt securities). Untapped value of privately held assets Some of the largest companies in the world are privately held, such as Cargill for example, valued at more than $109 billion that dominates agribusiness or Koch Industries, which straddles sectors encompassing consumer goods and oil. It is valued at $100 billion. Many are of course valued much less loftily. These companies prefer the freedom of movement that staying private allows but if they did come to public capital market for funds there values would rocket because of the simple fact that there are more participants in those markets - it’s all about liquidity. Now think about a whole host of other privately held assets, such as classic cars, art, stamps, gold and so on. All of these assets could be tokenised and in so doing, their valued enhanced. It could open up a world typically hidden from view behind the private equity and venture capital shutters, where mere mortals are forbidden to tread. “Legacy financial institutions will not be able to avoid the tokenisation wave,” insists Masters. He expects a “magnetic force” to pull them towards these possibilities, regardless of their aversion to all things crypto. What went right and what went wrong with ICOs Briefly, let’s go back to the second wave to see how we get to this claimed third wave in the evolution of the crypto space. Initial coin offerings have been hugely successful. For the first time in human history it was possible for any one in the world with access to the coding skills to solicit for investment capital from contributors potentially at any locale in the world with internet access. It is estimated by ICOData.io that $13.3 billion has been raised by ICOs since 2015. By any measure that has to be seen as a success. But this year the story is different with investors sitting on losses of ninety per cent or more. Far from offering diversification, many of the tokens have turned out to be worthless as the projects and the services they aimed to provide closed. As Chris Burniske from placeholder.vc pointed out last week, many of the projects involved in ICO fundraising concentrated almost exclusively on bring in investment capital but not on how to deploy it as productive capital (such as getting the consensus system up, running and growing). Put that another way, contributors to ICOs/TGEs effectively stuffed the bank accounts of the founders and team members with ETH and were left with no control over how the investment capital was used and no claim to a share of company capital. Contributors to ICOs are paying for access to network services. Some investors may have confused that with a share that gives the bearer legal ownership of a portion of company capital. But ICOs are not initial public offerings of the equity markets, despite the deliberately confusing designation. ICO investors it is assumed were mostly aware of this crucial difference between tokenholder and shareholder, but invested anyway; indeed they continue to invest in ICOs although at a much reduced rate, in the expectation that the value of the native “utility” token will rise. The problem with all that, from a regulator’s stance is that ICOs look very much like securities when judged against the Howey Test used by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For that reason many ICOs began to exclude US investors from their fundraising efforts, with hubs developing in Switzerland, Singapore and Malta, where no such stipulations were applied, although reputable projects will still require anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) rules to be adhered to. ICOs are not just a problem for regulators. They are also obviously a problem for consumers caught on the wrong si

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How To Mine Bitcoin More Efficiently...Use An Actual Mine in Norway

Bitcoin mining is unquestionably a costly business, but Northern Bitcoin claims to have cut expenses by using a former metal mine in Norway. Innovation Station Bitcoin mining is unquestionably a costly business, both in financial and ecological terms. But Northern Bitcoin claims to have cut their price and energy costs by utilizing a former metal mine in Norway. Depending on what you read, bitcoin mining is either inexorably advancing our planet towards its inevitable doom [N.B. this link has been given as a tip today, so perhaps change to Bitcoinist link if somebody writes it up?] , or pretty good value compared to gold and the banking industry. Whatever your personal viewpoint, it would be hard not to agree that greater efficiency would be a definite improvement. Mining companies are constantly scouring the world for the cheapest electricity and favorable climate conditions. Clearly, the motivation for this is to maximize profits, but some of the solutions have positive ecological ramifications too. Icelandic innovators are repurposing surplus energy from other industries, then passing along the excess heat generated by the mining rigs. Hey Boss, I’ve Got An Idea It almost seems like a no-brainer. If you are looking for a chilled location to mine bitcoin, then a large underground network (let’s say, a mine), might seem like an ideal place. The Lefdal Mine in Norway, adds icy fjord water as a cheap cooling system, and renewable hydroelectric and wind power for cheap electricity. Russia is another country where cryptocurrency mining could become a viable industry due to its cold climate and cheap electricity in some regions. Such favorable conditions led to its launch as a data center last year, following almost 10 years dormant after mineral mining ceased. Aside from the activities of Northern Bitcoin, the site’s data storage facilities have also attracted big names such as IBM. The Bottom Line Northern Bitcoin claims that its mining costs can be as low as $2,700 per bitcoin. This compares well to Norway’s average mining cost of $7,700 each, which is above the current bitcoin value 00. It is also competing against the Chinese and Saudi Arabian averages, of $3100 per bitcoin. Australia comes top of the mining cost chart, at almost $10,000 per coin. Northern Bitcoin hopes to eventually mine 100 bitcoin per day at the facility and is in the process of launching its own mining pool. Will bitcoin mining competition boost demand for renewable energy? Share your thoughts below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock The post How To Mine Bitcoin More Efficiently...Use An Actual Mine in Norway appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

a day ago

Blockchain Birds Are Coming This Thanksgiving, Complete With ID

This Thanksgiving, 600,000 turkeys in the US are being delivered with a difference, as blockchain technology lends a hand. Americans eat an estimated six billion pounds of turkey meat each year according to the US National Turkey Federation. Thanks to the Honeysuckle White Traceability Program, some of the 45 million Turkeys eaten this Thanksgiving, and a further 22 million consumed over the festive season, will be delivered as fully traceable birds from pen to oven, courtesy of DLT. The company responsible is Cargill, one of the nation’s biggest suppliers of turkeys, based in Minnesota and founded in 1865. This year, the company has decided to go hi-tech and utilize blockchain in order to trace its birds from 70 contracted individual family turkey farms in Missouri and Texas. The new blockchain traceability program will track around 600,000 Honeysuckle white hens which will eventually find their way into major stores such as Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, and Amazon. To promote the programme, a TV ad will explain the process of tracking the turkeys. Cargill’s Debra Bauler explained: “Each Honeysuckle White turkey will have an identification code, which can be entered into a website that will guide the consumer to the specific farm that raised that exact turkey... And from a technology perspective, it represents the complete digitalization of the supply chain. We feel that both are long-term competitive advantages for our product.” The idea is to link consumers to the farmers that raised the birds in an attempt to set a precedent for the future in terms of supply chain transparency and supplier product accountability. Fox Business Network commentator suggests that using blockchain solutions for supply chain management in this way may well become the industry norm: “The average consumer of tomorrow will come to expect that they have full access to where the wheat in their bread was grown, what were the conditions of the cow that provided the milk in their ice cream, and who picked the grapes in their glass of Pinot. The Honeysuckle White traceability program is a watershed moment in the retail food industry.” Participating farmers have been highly motivated by the programme and suggest that projects such as this will equip consumers with another way of looking at the production of the food which arrives on their tables. Participating farmer Sharon Albertson, who’s been supplying Cargill with turkeys for over 20 years, maintains, “Now, consumers can see how hard we work and all the effort and care that goes into getting that bird to the Thanksgiving Day table.” French supermarket chain Carrefour recently introduced blockchain technology into a data system allowing shoppers in Auvergne, Southern France, to get a full detailed history of chickens on sale in their stores. The system offers a record of the chickens’ life from egg to supermarket. Shoppers can use a smartphone to scan in a code on the packaging to obtain details on each stage of production, including origins, earlier location, feed and where the meat was finally processed. Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @BitcoinNewsCom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: Pixabay The post Blockchain Birds Are Coming This Thanksgiving, Complete With ID appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

2 days ago

Daily Cryptocurrency News - 10th November 2018

Here are the most important cryptocurrency news of 10th November 2018: MUFG Bank Exploring Ripple’s Technology for New Service MUFG - THe largest bank from Japan is now exploring Ripple’s technology for their new cross-border payment service. The service will be available between Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and Banco Bradesco - one of the largest bank in Brazil. Both banks have a long history - MUFG has over 360 years of history while Branco Bradesco was founded in 1943 in the city of Osasco, São Paulo. There was a memorandum signed between this two yesterday. And it also caught the media attention, as CryptoEri , a well known Tokyo crypto analyst tweeted about this news: Ripple Snagged A Monster!! The biggest bank in Japan (MUFG, headquartered in Tokyo, 360 year history, 1800 locations, & 50 countries) is going to execute on cross-border remittances between JAPAN and Brazil. Learn this Japanese word: DEKAI = gargantuan https://t.co/SVIPRHjHyq — CryptoEri (@sentosumosaba) November 10, 2018 This partnership is a great thing for Ripple as its community is growing as the RippleNet gains more and more customers. Indeed, the transfers are not made in XRP so that won’t impact the price probably - but its great to see financial institutions creating partnership with cryptocurrency ones. It shows to people and investors that crypto is not an investment opportunity, but it also have a real life use-case that’s beneficial for everyone. VeChain Digital Carbon Platform Introduction Vechain recently announced their future VeChain Carbon Ecological Platform. Basically, they want to create an environment where users would be incentivized for reducing the CO2 emissions. So, every action you make in a day-to-day basis can and will be recorded on the VeChainThor Blockchain. If you buy an ecological bag instead of a normal plastic one, you will win Carbon Credits - that can be used to get discounts on the VeChain partners. Therefore, this will allow anyone to have an impact over the environment of the earth and be rewarded for that. If you’re driving an eco-friendly vehicle - the milleage will be converted into Carbon Credits as well and it will show you how your contribution is helping making the world a better place. Its a nice concept, perfectly for people that wants to save the environment while also be rewarded for it! This will be possible due to the VeChainThor blockchain, which will create a smart contract giving people rewards for their small contribution. VeChain plans to bring this to companies as well as corporations to create a low-carbon ecosystem. The idea sounds great and there are many people that will probably be interested in this. Tron’s Decentralized Exchange is Live on TronScan In late september, Marcus Zhao informed the TRX community the future plans for Tron’s blockchain. Among these plans, there was also the activation of Tron Virtual Machine (TVM) as well as the activation of a decentralized exchange. Now, the Tron community can be happy as Tron have its first decentralized exchange live on TronScan. The exchange went live with 3 tokens listed there: dice/TRX , WIN/TRX and SEED/TRX. But now, there are a few more such as TronWatchMarket/TRX, CryptoGuyInZa/TRX and CryptoChain/TR To start trading there, you need to link your TRX wallet there or create a new one and fund it. The process is fairly simple, especially for someone used with decentralized exchanges. If you however want your cryptocurrency listed there, all you need to do is to complete the Tron DEX form. Tron also have another exchange launching soon. Tron Watch Market is another decentralized exchange that aims to be the fastest DEX in the crypto-space. There’s already a demo version of Tron Watch Market DEX, you can check that here. Once its done, the Tron Watch Market will allow users to trade between TRON, TRX10 and TRX20 tokens - with more to come upon the launch. The Story of Jeff Garzik, one of Bitcoin’s earliest pioneers If you’re passionate about Bitcoin and you were there from the start, you probably know who Jeff Garzik is. If not,don’t worry, we’ll talk more about him now. Jeff Garzik was the “third-biggest contributor” to Bitcoin’s code and one of the people that made Bitcoin what is is now. He was one of the Satoshi’s collaborators and someone that helped him put the pillars to what Bitcoin is today. He’s the CEO of Bloq and works with giants industry companies. Discover, Barclays, Citigroup and Fidelity are just a part of their partners. Giving his opinion on Bitcoin’s 10th birthday, he claimed that: “It hasn’t evolved in the direction of high-volume payments, which is something we thought about in the very early days: getting merchants to accept Bitcoins. But on the store-of-value side it’s unquestionably a success.” He also shares his opinion about who Satoshi Nakamoto is, hiting to Dave Kleiman. “My personal theory is that it’s [Satoshi Nakamoto] Floridian Dave Kleiman. It matches his coding style, this gentl

2 days ago

PR: Geeba Token Sale Lists on Latoken Exchange

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Geeba is going to usher in a new futuristic age of delivery service through the use of robots and blockchain to make last mile delivery faster, more efficient and cheaper. Next-gen blockchain-based delivery platform Geeba is proud to announce its listing on the esteemed Latoken Exchange during its Pre-ICO and ICO stages. The company has just launched its pre-ICO and its users will be able to purchase tokens via the Latoken platform during the Pre-ICO and ICO. Geeba will also have a listing on the same prestigious exchange after the ICO completion. The token price for the Geeba pre-ICO stage is - 1 Geeba token = $0.10. The price will stay at $0.10 until the hard cap is reached. During the pre-ICO there is a 25% bonus on all tiokens purchased. As per the reports, Geeba is accepting Bitcoin cash (BCH) too during its pre-ICO and ICO stages. BCH is the currency of famous Bitcoin news portal Bitcoin.com. Investors aspiring to invest in Geeba pre-ICO can invest with Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and BCH payment methods. After the ICO, customers will be able to trade in 3 pairs- ETH, LA (Latoken token) and USDT. A pathbreaking name in the current crypto scene, Geeba introduces a decentralized delivery ecosystem which allows deliveries utilizing smart hubs and autonomous vehicles. The platform is going to redefine last-mile logistics by eliminating its typical issues like inefficiency, delayed delivery and high costs. Backed by state of the art blockchain technology, Geeba aspires to enable the community to proactively participate in the revolution. Through the Geeba ecosystem, e-commerce site owners and carriers can connect with a network of shippers that are powered by autonomous vehicles. These autonomous vehicles will offer same-day delivery, express delivery and 24/7 delivery via one web-based shipping interface or via API integrations. “The existing delivery sector is plagued by the absence of an efficient, scalable, sustainable and affordable solutions. This is where Geeba comes to the rescue with its breakthrough decentralized delivery ecosystem that is all set to usher in a new era of delivery service with robots, blockchain and the power of the community. If you are planning to invest in a promising ICO in recent times, Geeba is a great option hands-down”, stated Mr. Sydney Ifergan, cryptocurrency expert and one of the most senior advisors of Geeba. Geeba assures a number of state of the art benefits- · Enables growth for retailers - Geeba empowers retailers with smoother delivery service to help them cope up with increasing customer demands that consequently piques customer satisfaction. More satisfied customers translates to higher sales figures for retailers. · Community-centric service - Geeba assures flexible automated delivery service which is also city-friendly, eco-friendly and great for the community. · Limitless scalability - Geeba has come up with an incentive-based economy that facilitates fleets and easy scalability for shippers. “What’s so special about Geeba is that it has put the needs of the industry first to serve in a better way than ever with its highly efficient and balanced decentralized ecosystem.” For more information, please visit https://geeba.io Join our Telegram Channel : http://t.me/geeba Contact Email Address ico@geeba.io Supporting Link https://geeba.io This is a paid press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the promoted company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in the press release. The post PR: Geeba Token Sale Lists on Latoken Exchange appeared first on Bitcoin News.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Amazon and ConsenSys-Built Kaleido Launches Full-Stack Marketplace

Blockchain software-as-a-service (SAS) project Kaleido has launched a marketplace to provide its users with a “full-stack enterprise platform.”Their “Blockchain Business Cloud” now features a “new marketplace [of] trusted tools and services from Kaleido, AWS, and members of the new partnership program, all offered as plug-and-play.” The suite of services will feature oracles, wallet and ID services, supply chain tools and even legal contract software.According to a company statement, “Clients now have access to native AWS integrations, popular services such as HD wallets for privacy and ID registries for organizational identity, as well as industry products such as Chainlink for smart contract oracles, Viant for supply chain management, OpenLaw and Clause.io for real-time legal contracts, and many others—all at the click of a button.”Kaleido, which went live in May 2018, is one of many managed by ConsenSys. Built on Ethereum, the platform is a hybrid blockchain that allows enterprises to manage a private chain that can sync with the Ethereum mainnet, housing “several consensus algorithms (RAFT, POA, and IBFT) that its users can toggle between.” The software-as-a-service is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and it runs on AWS’ cloud framework.Since its launch, the press release claims that “Kaleido has helped organizations create over 1,000 blockchain networks with its Blockchain Business Cloud.” “The reality is only about 10 percent of an enterprise blockchain project is the blockchain itself. There are many other application, data and infrastructure components required to go into production. I’m very excited that we have a whole cloud of blockchain technologies pre-integrated for our clients to use. The Kaleido Marketplace is a one-stop shop for all things enterprise blockchain,” founder and CEO of Kaleido, Steve Cerveny, said in light of the announcement. Kaleido is also launching a partnership program integrated with the marketplace, inviting third-party developers “to join the ecosystem by promoting their offerings in the Kaleido Marketplace, embedding Kaleido in their own blockchain solutions, or accelerating client engagements by using Kaleido.” This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

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3 days ago

Cures Token

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3 days ago

A Dive Into Blockchains LLC Global Launch Keynote Speech

In a keynote speech at a Blockchain Conference held November 1st in Prague, Jeffery Burns opened the Blockchains LLC global event launch by presenting himself after being introduced by his brother and president of the company. The speech that lasted a little over 30 minutes was an opportunity for Burns to unveil his company’s plans for the next decade. Describing himself as a consumer attorney by trade, Jeffrey Burns opened his keynote speech by describing his practice focus as directed toward predatory lending, claiming to have always fought on behalf of consumers. Burns held that the Blockchains LLC initiative stemmed from his purpose to make a difference in the world. He also confided that a soul-searching journey drove him to learn about Bitcoin, then the Ethereum Whitepaper written by Vitalik was where he started to understand the real life-changing potential of Blockchain Technology. Burns declared: “Imagine a world where anybody anywhere can collaborate, establish the rules of that collaboration, enforce those rules, exchange value, and do it on the blockchain, no government, no banks, no corporations, just trusting in math. I believe it is the first time in humanity’s history that we have this potential,” Burns then tackled centralized permissioned blockchains and giant internet firms that have monetized customers’ private information. He classified the threats looming over the nascent blockchain ecosystem as affecting three main categories, namely identity, custody and big banks. Identity Protection Burns unveiled his company’s futuristic approach to identity protection through implementing cutting-edge technology in this field. Burns explained: “We created NetID. NetID uses vein-scanning technology, which is a light that flashes in your veins, and then hashes it, put some personal information in that will identify you and only you have the key to that. That NetID will be able to link to uPort and other identification systems and will create a singular biometric identity that we can use for our custody solution.“ Custodianship Plans Burns named custody to be the biggest area where existing flaws could be taken advantage of by thieves and hackers. He explained his statement by hinting that the whole blockchain ecosystem could collapse if people start losing their digital assets because they don’t have access to their private key. He added that in a digitally immersed future those assets could be any form of properties, goods or resources, like the keys to their homes for instance. Burns affirmed that Blockchains LLC has already began working on its vault system contracts with Giveth, a community of software and blockchain developers. He revealed: “We created a series of EDCCS [executable distributed code contracts, aka Smart Contracts, Ed. Note] so that people will be able to store digital assets in cold storage that could then be moved to warm storage and then to hot storage every asset will eventually be digitized and those consumer protections on those digital assets are going to be key.” The second aspect of custody Blockchains LLC allegedly focused on, is where to store backup keys and how to distribute them in a way to prevent theft. Burns revealed that his company acquired two nuclear bomb resistant, Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) resistant, underground bunkers the US government built in the 1960s along with AT&T. Those bunkers will be repurposed, alongside a new bunker the company intends to build in Nevada. Furthermore, the company announced that it has acquired a similar underground vault in Switzerland and one in Sweden for its global citizens. “What we will be able to do is provide security that is unmatched that no bank, no single government will be able to offer to the people who want to put their digital assets in storage here.” ‘Blockchains Graphene Valley’: The Smart City Plan A week before the event rumors swirled about the company’s plans, and the Smart City scenario was exclusively evoked by blokt. The hologram of the little girl featured in the company’s teaser video asked Burns on the next revelation to which Burns answered: “We are building the world’s first smart city based on blockchain technology from infrastructure all the way up. 68,000 acres, roughly the size of Reno, half the size of Prague. The government of Nevada deemed it Innovation Park. It’s not so much a city as much as a series of different projects to highlight the power of the public blockchain.” He added that the plot of land will feature a 10,000 acres campus as part of the innovation park that he named “Blockchains Graphene Valley.” Burns proclaimed that the city will be a high tech, high-security park and a research and development facility that will incubate AI, nanotechnology, 3D printing all using blockchain as their core. Burns also disclosed that NV Energy a Berkshire Hathaway company signed a MoU with Blockchains LLC to incubate new types of energy relationships with their customers, like peer to pee

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Kaleido Launches New Marketplace to Offer Production-Ready Blockchain Solutions

Kaleido, a ConsenSys SaaS blockchain project, announced on November 8 the launch of the first full-stack enterprise platform available today. The Kaleido Marketplace aims to assist enterprises to migrate from proof-of-concept stages to live production blockchain networks, by integrating its Blockchain Business Cloud to the Amazon Web Services. The Threefold Usability of Kaleido Kaleido Marketplace is recognized by its early adopters as a significantly time-optimizing solution, as it eliminates 80% of the custom code required to build native blockchain projects. It provides its clients with an array of plug-and-play services, spanning from Kaleido’s trusted tools and services, to AWS’s integrations, HD wallets and ID registries for organizational identity. Additionally, Kaleido has developed a Partnership Program which enables third-party providers to reach a larger audience, by promoting their offerings through the Kaleido ecosystem. Several companies have already adopted the program, such as Chainlink, a smart contract oracle provider, Viant, a supply chain management solution provider, OpenLaw and Clause.io for real-time legal contracts, and others. OpenLaw Co-founder Aaron Wright said: “Having our legal smart contract solution promoted in the Kaleido Marketplace creates an instant channel to bring our technology to a global audience and immediate access for new clients.” Besides the marketplace, corporations can also benefit from the program, by embedding Kaleido to their own blockchains solutions. Greenfence Consumer, a digital marketing company for Hollywood studios like Sony and Fox, and Radiant Earth, a company that provides open-earth imagery and geospatial data to NGOs, are two indicative examples of companies that embedded Kaleido to enhance their infrastructure. Alternatively, businesses can utilize Kaleido as consultation for accelerating their clients’ blockchain engagements. Kaleido Brings Blockchain Technology Closer to Corporations According to Gartner, the blockchain technology added-value for business will exceed $3.1 by 2030 and, therefore, more companies explore ways to develop production-ready blockchain solutions. As most of them struggle due to lack of adequate skills and talent, Kaleido is dedicated “to making blockchain radically simple for organizations to adopt.” Since its inception last May, it has assisted more than 1000 companies by equipping them with all the necessary tools to create live production state blockchain solutions. Kaleido Founder and COO, Sophia Lopez said: “We’ve seen successful patterns of deployment as enterprise networks go into production and we’ve baked these best practices into the Kaleido Marketplace services, to help radically simplify the adoption of blockchain and eliminate some of the specialized blockchain expertise needed.“ Steve Cerveny, Kaleido Founder, and CEO stood by the fact that the blockchain itself composes just a small percentage of a blockchain project. He added: “There are many other applications, data, and infrastructure components required to go into production. I’m very excited that we have a whole cloud of blockchain technologies pre-integrated for our clients to use. The Kaleido Marketplace is a one-stop shop for all things enterprise blockchain.“ One of the most notable clients of Kaleido is Komgo, a cutting-edge commodity trade platform, which consists of a network of reputable financial institutions, such as Citi, ING, Koch Supply & Trading, MUFG Bank, Societe Generale, Credit Agricole Group, BNP Paribas, and Shell. Souleïma Baddi, Chief Executive Officer of Komgo said: “By building on an open blockchain system, Komgo can select from the best protocols in development across the ecosystem and use existing building blocks for an optimized solution.“ Then further adding that: “Now with the proof of concepts and pilots behind us, Kaleido will help us deliver production-ready products for a large number of participants at a very fast pace.” The Kaleido Blockchain Business Cloud, as well as the Marketplace, is available already for a free trial at the Kaleido website. Kaleido Launches New Marketplace to Offer Production-Ready Blockchain Solutions was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Pal Network

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3 days ago

Emin Gun Sirer on the SEC/EtherDelta Settlement and Why Code Is Speech - Ep.045

Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell professor, co-director at the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts (IC3) and the founder of Ava, talks about the settlement the SEC reached with the founder of EtherDelta, and what that could mean for the coders of decentralized systems. He also puts this action in the context of the history of peer-to-peer sharing and how the government used to prohibit encryption. We also discuss his main takeaway from DevCon4 last week -- hint, maximalism is probably not the future -- and he explains a new consensus algorithm called Avalanche, and how that differs from previous ways to achieve consensus. Then, he gives us a sneak preview of a new coin he is launching, Ava. Thank you to our sponsors! Abra: Click this special link for a free $25 in Bitcoin! https://www.abra.com/unconfirmed">https://www.abra.com/unconfirmed Onramp: http://www.thinkonramp.com/">http://www.thinkonramp.com Episode links: Emin Gun Sirer: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/people/egs/">http://www.cs.cornell.edu/people/egs/ IC3: https://www.initc3.org/">https://www.initc3.org SEC/EtherDelta settlement press release: https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2018-258">https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2018-258 SEC order: https://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/2018/34-84553.pdf"> https://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/2018/34-84553.pdf DevCon4: https://devcon4.ethereum.org/">https://devcon4.ethereum.org Avalanche white paper: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmUy4jh5mGNZvLkjies1RWM4YuvJh5o2FYopNPVYwrRVGV"> https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmUy4jh5mGNZvLkjies1RWM4YuvJh5o2FYopNPVYwrRVGV

4 days ago

Amazon Teams Up With Ethereum Marketplace

Kaleido is a startup which aims to assist enterprises to implement blockchain technology and has launched a new platform in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The startup’s marketplace will provide protocols and tools for all the components of new blockchain projects according to the founder and CEO, Steve Cerveny who said: “from the app all way to the chain.” The network of financial institutions on the commodities platform of Komgo, includes ING, Koch Supply & Trading, Citi, MUFG Bank, Societe Generale, BNP Paribas and Shell being the current client. Kaleido is just one of over 50 blockchain projects looked over by the blockchain technology company and incubator, ConsenSys which was launched by the co-founder of Ethereum Joe Lubin four years ago in 2014. The startup launched in May of this year and offered specific support to blockchain to enterprises its Blockchain Business Cloud platform. Cerveny sees the startup as the next evolution of this service. “We knew that customers struggling to adopt blockchain needed more help than just the chain. We knew that they needed more advanced components [that were] easily deployed and pre-integrated.” The marketplace is full of stack offerings which are intended to make it easier for businesses to integrate blockchain solutions quickly by helping manage not only the blockchain itself but the surrounding protocols and structure. With this, businesses can focus more on their operations and less on the complicated differences of the underlying technology in blockchain networks. In a statement, Komgos CEO Souleima Baddi said: “By building on an open blockchain system, Komgo can select from the best protocols in development across the ecosystem and use existing building blocks for an optimized solution.” One partner of Kaleido is AWS which has been with them since the launch of the platform earlier in the year. The startup worked with Amazon’s blockchain team to develop integrate AWS in the system so that it would work for enterprise blockchain customers. Amazon is one of the biggest businesses looking into the industry but it isn’t alone. IBM, HSBC, Maersk, Deloitte and SAP have all been involved in enterprise blockchain projects. Through the Kaleido marketplace, businesses have access to AWS services like private networking and data backup, other common blockchain services like HD wallets and industrial products like Chainlink, Viant and OpenLaw. What are your thoughts? Let us know what you think down below in the comments! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1538128067916-0'); }); The post Amazon Teams Up With Ethereum Marketplace appeared first on Crypto Daily™.

4 days ago

Abra - Um aplicativo de transferencia oferencendo $25 dólares Aprenda mais sobre as vantagens da ABRA

Por: Livecoins A primeira vez que ouvi falar do aplicativo da Abra foi durante evento Litecoin Summit. Lá, tive a honra de assistir o discurso do Vice Presidente Willie Wang e certamente aprender mais sobre o produto da ABRA. Logo na palestra, achei o aplicativo/ exchange/ wallet muito prático pois une as três utilidades. Ao usar encontrei muitas vantagens nessa plataforma, especialmente no nível de segurança e rapidez. Antes de descrever todas essas vantagens gostaria de mencionar que no momento o aplicativo está oferencendo $25 dólares para todas as pessoas que cadastrarem, verificarem sua conta e fizer um câmbio no valor de $5.00. Para todos os detalhes acesse essa Link Abra O que é Abra Abra é um aplicativo que permite as pessoas a investirem em 20 cripto moedas e 50 moedas internacionais diferentes. Usando “Smart contracts” (Contratos inteligentes) pela rede da Bitcoin e Litecoin (LTC). Certamente, quando pensamos em “smart contracts” sempre focamos da rede da Ethereum. Contudo, não imaginávamos que isso seria possível usando a rede da Bitcoin e Litecoin mas felizmente isso já é uma realidade. Como funciona? A Abra é bem parecida com outras plataformas de transferencia de cripto moedas. No aplicativo é possível mandar e receber pagamentos. Residentes dos Estados Unidos podem transferir valores diretamentas de suas contas bancárias e os demais podem adicionar fundos em sua conta usando Bitcoin, Litecoin e ethereum Além de servir como uma plataforma de transferencia, A Abra também disponibiliza uma exchange interna para investimentos em 20 crypto moedas e 50 moedas “Fiat”. Além de segura o preço da taxa de cambio é um dos mais competitivos do mercado. As vantagens: Preço baixo de taxas de transação Envio e recebimento de pagamento: Free Depósito ou Retirada de fundos usando (Bitcoin, Banco, Litecoin): Free Depósito ou retirada no caixa: “Pequena taxa” Depósito usando American Express: 4% Taxa de câmbio: 1% a mais que encontrado não XE.com Segurança A Abra é uma carteira não custodial. Em outras palavras, o usuário tem que escrever sua chave privada e mante-la segura. Com isso possui total controle de seus fundos em todos os momentos. Portanto, essa característica é uma grande novidade entre as bolsas de cripto moedas. Pois nenhuma delas possui essa qualidade. Isso é possível porque a Abra cria uma moeda sintética que segue o preço das cripto moedas da plataforma usando o smart contract da Litecoin Blockchain. Com isso é possível investir em 70 moedas diferentes sem ter que criar uma carteira individual para cada. Nota Final Para começar faça o download do aplicativo e siga as instruções passo à passo. Esse projeto foi uma das grandes surpresas reveladas por Charlie Lee, Criador da Litecoin. Uma excelente notícia para a Litecoin e o mundo de cripto moedas. Para mais “Cripto novidades” visite o blog da Mamãecrypto O artigo Abra - Um aplicativo de transferencia oferencendo $25 dólares Aprenda mais sobre as vantagens da ABRA apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

4 days ago

PR: Volentix Introduces a Digital Assets Ecosystem DAE

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The Volentix digital assets ecosystem is composed of four core applications. VENUE is a dynamic community platform that recruits and aligns members of the VOLENTIX community to support distribution of the native VOLENTIX digital asset VTX. VERTO is built as a multi-currency wallet to facilitate personal custody and local management of private and public keys for use in peer-to-peer transactions, with the goal of eliminating risks of devastating losses of stake associated with traumatic failures of central operators. VESPUCCI is in development as an analytics engine accessible via a user-friendly interface with real-time and historical market data, including digital assets ratings and sentiment analyses. VDEX is envisioned as a distributed, decentralized digital assets exchange with emphasis on user experience, security, speed, authentication, ease of use, scalability, multi-asset support, and community development and governance implemented by a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) constructed on custom-built applications using EOS.IO smart contracts and related technology. Volentix has already attracted early seed capital in seven figures and has formed strategic relationships with outstanding companies embracing open-source code philosophy, such as Pythagoras Systems in Athens, Greece and Volentix Labs in Montreal, Canada.” For additional information, please visit www.volentix.io. Contact Email Address business@ioannafo.com Supporting Link www.volentix.io This is a paid press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the promoted company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in the press release. The post PR: Volentix Introduces a Digital Assets Ecosystem DAE appeared first on Bitcoin News.

4 days ago

XRP Price & Technical Analysis: XRP Again under Bearish Pressure

CoinSpeaker XRP Price & Technical Analysis: XRP Again under Bearish Pressure XRP is still slightly moving down on Thursday Nov 8, trading at $0.5169, says Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboForex. Technically, the crypto continues its midterm ascending trend. The last upward impulse reached the current channel resistance, which paused the trend and started a pullback. Right now, the trend formed the latest rising move to 50.00% Fibo. The major target, meanwhile, may be at the overall channel support, $0.4750. Conversely, if the resistance at $0.5235 gets broken out, another rising move towards $0.5680 may occur. Fundamentally, Ripple looks mixed. Ripple is not going to partner with Swift right now, says its spokesman, and the rumors telling otherwise are untrue. Meanwhile, the November protocol update has nothing to do with RippleNet. Swift update, in its turn, is for providing all transactions with a tracking link, which will enable the banks to track them in real time. The platform in question is Swift GPI, and while it has been promoted, rumors appeared that xRapid may get integrated into this system, too. BBesides, Ripple took part in Swift Sibos conference before, which may have somewhat supported the rumors. It may be said that xRapid integration could do a lot of good for Swift thanks to a progressive technology with a nice track record. However, it looks like global market players are not ready for spreading such technologies. The CoinField Exchange launch somewhat supports XRP, as it acts as the base crypto there. The platform is launched simultaneously in 61 countries, making Ripple quite accessible for investors. XRP Price & Technical Analysis: XRP Again under Bearish Pressure

4 days ago

Researchers Link NotPetya Outbreak and Kiev Power Grid Outage to one Hacking Group

Depending on how one looks at the world, coincidence is either a common thing or doesn’t exist at all. In the world of cyberthreats, it would seem the latter is the more common conclusion. New research shows the NotPetya ransomware attack, as well as a disruption of Ukraine’s power grid, are linked together by one common denominator. The Industroyer Backdoor Threat Security researchers often wonder if there are any hidden connections between recent disruptive cyber threat events. In early 2017, the NotPetya ransomware outbreak caused a massive problem on a global scale. Numerous institutions and companies were affected by this malware, which attempted to extract Bitcoin from all of its victims. A year prior, a massive power grid disruption caused issues in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Although that disruption was clearly caused by a hacker, it now seems there is a bigger reason for that particular development. In fact, the Kiev attack and NotPetya are not necessarily two separate incidents, as they are both linked to the infamous Industroyer backdoor. For those who are not familiar with that name, Industroyer is a piece of code which has tried to attack Ukrainian services for some time now. Although its success in the country was relatively limited, the tool itself serves as a platform both NotPetya and the successful attack on Kiev’s power grid. Any previous concerns regarding NotPetya following in WannaCry’s footsteps were discredited by these findings, as the former is incapable of decrypting a hard disk after a payment is made, Instead, it erases all data regardless. ESET researchers explain their findings as follows: “As can be seen from the first line of the configuration, the attackers are grouping their targets based on the security solutions in use. Similar behavior can be found in the Industroyer toolset - specifically some of the Industroyer backdoors were also disguised as an AV-related service (deployed under the name avtask.exe) and used the same grouping.” With these findings being made public, ESET has seemingly uncovered a connection between major cyberattacks which everyone else overlooked. It ties one single group to these attacks, albeit the origin of this group remains unclear. Nor is it clear if they are still in operation today, albeit it seems safe to assume such a powerful group may not necessarily back down anytime soon either. All of this puts an entirely new spin on the ransomware distribution industry. Although a lot of efforts are small-scale, there are some bigger plans put in motion. That is a very worrisome outlook for our society, as none never knows what the next attack might lead to. Shutting down a power grid evolved into briefly crippling major companies on a global scale. One can only speculate what comes next, albeit the outlook isn’t exactly promising. The post Researchers Link NotPetya Outbreak and Kiev Power Grid Outage to one Hacking Group appeared first on NullTX.

4 days ago

PR: Remco Launches Pre-ICO Token Sale - Parent Company Processed $700,000,000 in the Last 24 Months

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Remittancetoken.io is a tokenized money transfer platform with unparalleled speed. The off chain version of Remco token is on a run rate of $20,000,000 by the end of 2018, and the solution is Jurisdiction and Money Transmission Flow Agnostic. Any money transmitter can use it. Initial traffic will come from Remco’s corporate parent VTNGLOBAL and VTN which holds state money transmitter licenses in the USA and central Bank mobile payment operator and IMTO licenses in a country of 180 million Remco solution is cost-effective, faster has the operational benefits of increased transparency, increased record security, and improved accuracy. COO Joel Patenaude said, “We will flip the switch and move existing transaction traffic to RemittanceTokens soon.” Remco added three new advisors to their team a few months ago including: Brent Segal Ph.D. Harvard (200 + patents) Ty McCoy The Assistant Secretary of the Airforce (Retired) Investor Moses Asom, Ph.D. (MBA Wharton, ) (Sold his Sychip company for $140m / several patents) Led by CEO Peter Ojo who made it possible for subscribers to receive Western Union transfers into mobile wallet since 2013 and designed API for fund termination to 22 banks and billions of transactions monthly. Remco ICO main sale begins December 1st You can participate in Remco token sale at: https://www.remittancetoken.io Contact Email Address peter@remittancetoken.io Supporting Link https://www.remittancetoken.io This is a paid press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the promoted company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in the press release. The post PR: Remco Launches Pre-ICO Token Sale - Parent Company Processed $700,000,000 in the Last 24 Months appeared first on Bitcoin News.

4 days ago

PR: Remco Launches Pre-ICO Token Sale - Parent Company Processed $700,000,00 in the Last 24 Months

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Remittancetoken.io is a tokenized money transfer platform with unparalleled speed. The off chain version of Remco token is on a run rate of $20,000,000 by the end of 2018, and the solution is Jurisdiction and Money Transmission Flow Agnostic. Any money transmitter can use it. Initial traffic will come from Remco’s corporate parent VTNGLOBAL and VTN which holds state money transmitter licenses in the USA and central Bank mobile payment operator and IMTO licenses in a country of 180 million Remco solution is cost-effective, faster has the operational benefits of increased transparency, increased record security, and improved accuracy. COO Joel Patenaude said, “We will flip the switch and move existing transaction traffic to RemittanceTokens soon.” Remco added three new advisors to their team a few months ago including: Brent Segal Ph.D. Harvard (200 + patents) Ty McCoy The Assistant Secretary of the Airforce (Retired) Investor Moses Asom, Ph.D. (MBA Wharton, ) (Sold his Sychip company for $140m / several patents) Led by CEO Peter Ojo who made it possible for subscribers to receive Western Union transfers into mobile wallet since 2013 and designed API for fund termination to 22 banks and billions of transactions monthly. Remco ICO main sale begins December 1st You can participate in Remco token sale at: https://www.remittancetoken.io Contact Email Address peter@remittancetoken.io Supporting Link https://www.remittancetoken.io This is a paid press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the promoted company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in the press release. The post PR: Remco Launches Pre-ICO Token Sale - Parent Company Processed $700,000,00 in the Last 24 Months appeared first on Bitcoin News.

4 days ago

The Daily: Security Experts Rank Exchanges by Safety, Malta Dominates Trade Volume

In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover several different reports about the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The first was written by a cybersecurity firm that’s trying to identify the safest exchanges through which to trade. The second report offers a detailed breakdown of the market based on a host of different parameters, while another shows that corporations have abused the term “blockchain” so much that it has become poisonous. Also Read: Israeli Central Bank to Hold off on Issuing Digital ‘E-Shekel’ Coin And the Safest Exchange Is... Group-IB, a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm, has developed a ranking system to grade cryptocurrency exchanges by the level of safety they offer clients. This is meant to provide insurers a way to decide what rates to offer clients that wish to insure their holdings on different exchanges. “In the first place, we assess how crypto exchanges deal with crypto and fiat assets: what are the exchanges assets keys’ storage and management procedures,” a Group-IB spokesperson explained to TNW Hard Fork. “In some cases, with founders’ consent, the assessment includes penetration testing using social engineering methods aimed at the network compromise through the most vulnerable link at any organization — humans.” According to the rankings, OKEx, Huobi Pro, and Coincheck are among the least safe exchanges. Binance, Bitfinex, Bithumb, Bitmex, Localbitcoins, Myetherwallet and Poloniex rank above those exchanges, but Group-IB views Bittrex and Coinbase Pro as even safer. It ranks Kraken as the safest exchange. The Current Industry Landscape Bitmex Research has presented a report produced by Cryptocompare which offers a very detailed look at the exchange ecosystem. It reveals that Malta has been able to position itself as a global trading hub, as exchanges that are now legally based there produce the highest total daily trade volume, at just under $1.4 billion. The island nation is followed by South Korea, with about $840 million, and Hong Kong at approximately $560 million. In terms of fiat pairs, the U.S. dollar represented 50 percent of BTC trading on average. The greenback was followed by the Japanese yen at 21 percent and the Korean won at 16 percent. The report also shows that centralized exchanges continue to dominate trading. The combined average daily volume on the top five decentralized exchanges stands at just under $2.4 million, which is a mere 0.4 percent of total exchange volume. Another interesting statistic from the report is that 11 percent of the top exchanges have been hacked in the past. And only one-third of the leading exchanges keep a majority of users’ funds in cold storage. Blockchain Winter Is Coming Blockchain hype has been a constant feature of mainstream financial media coverage of the cryptocurrency space for about two years now. Many big companies that have wanted free exposure but lacked any connection to cryptocurrency have simply repackaged old database products as private blockchains. Others have simply claimed to launch pilot programs to put everything from vegetables to shipping containers on blockchains. But now a new report by advisory firm Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) concludes that “continued hype and unrealistic promises drive risk of a looming Blockchain Winter.” In fact, the research shows that companies are already switching out the term in exchange for “distributed ledger technology.” Now it remains to be seen how long companies will be able to milk “DLT” as a buzzword before moving on to the next one. What do you think about today’s news tidbits? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock. Verify and track bitcoin cash transactions on our BCH Block Explorer, the best of its kind anywhere in the world. Also, keep up with your holdings, BCH and other coins, on our market charts at Satoshi’s Pulse, another original and free service from Bitcoin.com. The post The Daily: Security Experts Rank Exchanges by Safety, Malta Dominates Trade Volume appeared first on Bitcoin News.

5 days ago

Will Recent Economic Sanctions Drive Iran to Cryptocurrency?

A recent FinCEN advisory has stated that the re-imposition of economic sanctions on November 5 could drive Iran to get more serious about the cryptocurrency experiments it began in 2013. Could Iran Follow North Korea’s Lead Evading Sanctions Using Crypto? Iran has made little secret of its interest in cryptocurrency. The nation is believed to have been exploring the financial technology’s use since 2013. In an advisory issued on October 11, the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) stated that the Gulf State may be forced to increase its forays into how digital assets can help it to evade the economic sanctions recently re-imposed: “FinCEN expects that Iranian financial institutions, the Iranian regime, and its officials will increase their efforts to evade U.S. sanctions to fund malign activities and secure hard currency for the Government of Iran.” The advisory went on to state that the Iranian government uses various deceptive tactics to help them skirt the economic sanctions that were reintroduced on November 5. Amongst these methods is thought to be the use of digital assets: “Financial institutions should also be aware of possible Iranian abuses of virtual currency and precious metals to evade sanctions and gain access to the international financial system and to conceal their nefarious actions.” Despite being something the U.S. is monitoring closely, experts cited by the Asia Times believe Iran’s current use of cryptos to evade economic sanctions is limited. A senior associate at Washington DC’s Financial Integrity Network, Omar Bashir, told the publication: “FinCEN’s October 11 advisory states that Iran has been involved in at least $3.8 million worth of Bitcoin-denominated transactions per year since 2013. The advisory also notes that this is a comparatively small number.” However, considering the Central Bank of Iran supposedly banned the use of digital assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum this April, any figure is surely a large one. Also, a lot has advanced in the cryptocurrency industry in terms of privacy technologies since 2013 and for a large period since then the sanctions against the nation had been lifted. Faced with renewed economic pressure, Iran could be planning to, or be in the process of, upping their efforts to get a grasp on the technology. It has also been reported previously that Iran is exploring the development of its own cryptocurrency that is to be backed by its local currency, the rial. However, Bashir strongly doubts how such a scheme would aid sanctions evasion. He also suggested that Iran may end up being inspired by North Korea in its use of cryptocurrencies to evade sanctions: “I can only speculate, but the North Korean example is likely an aspirational one for Iran.” However, the senior associate went on to state that it would be incredibly difficult for either nation to use digital currencies to make any “real purchases.” He concluded that, if anything, cryptocurrency use by Iran will form part of a larger strategy to evade sanctions. It is therefore worth monitoring, but not a concern as of yet. Meanwhile, Yaya Fanusie, the director of analysis at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance, also commented that she felt any international actors helping Iran to skirt economic measures against it using cryptos were likely already involved with the rogue nation prior to its interest in digital assets. For Fanusie, there is therefore no new risk. Fanusie also dismisses any link made between North Korea and Iran in their cryptocurrency use. He stated that he does not think “there is much connection.” North Korea, of course, has been connected with various schemes involving digital assets. These have ranged from malware attacks to fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs). Featured image from Shutterstock. The post Will Recent Economic Sanctions Drive Iran to Cryptocurrency? appeared first on NewsBTC.

5 days ago

Masternode Service GIN Launches their new Cloud Node Service

CoinSpeaker Masternode Service GIN Launches their new Cloud Node Service Masternodes are crucial to any blockchain network. A masternode represents itself a computer host that contains the complete ledger. Through holding a copy of the complete transactions ever made on that specific blockchain, it helps secure the network, execute transactions and participate in consensus and any other governing roles. Using game theory, masternode owners are incentivised not to cheat the system by staking a set number of the native tokens. In turn, the owners are paid a monthly, weekly or daily bonus. The developers of the GIN Platform realised that with many coins and tokens offering a very high return on investment, there exists a huge market for operating masternodes. Yet, due to the entry barrier, expensive hardware, connectivity services issue and lack of technical knowledge, people were not able to enter this sector until yet. GIN Platform is a service that allows anyone to set up a node for oneself. The nodes are hosted by the GIN Platform itself. With its unique service, it allows anyone, regardless of knowledge of technical skills, to start using a masternode. GIN Platform has launched a new service, the Cloud Node. It is basically the same service as any masternode, but this is designed towards low ROI coins and tokens. Instead of having a dedicated IP, the server allows hosting of the masternode on an IP that is already under use. With an extremely low cost of $4.50 per month, it allows even the smallest incentive blockchain system to be profitable. GIN Platform’s main offering is the Dedicated Node. This is a fully operational masternode and unlike the Cloud Node service, it does not share an IP. The Dedicated Node service works with one IP per server. Understandably, the charges are higher, with the premium service charging $12.60 per month. Users wishing to run a master node sign up for the service and deposit tokens of their intended blockchain node into a cold wallet hosted by the GIN Platform. From there, users access the web based application and link their cold wallet to the node they wish to run. The interface is designed to be simple and only a few inputs are required. GIN Platform takes care of all the technicality in the background. The staked tokens are stored in a cold wallet and masternode owners only have to link the wallet to their interface, allowing the platform to verify that the staked tokens are there. This comes with an added advantage that at no time is the wallet accessed. The GIN Platform does not have access to the private keys and therefore, there is no chance that the funds can be siphoned off. Service charges are deducted from users on a daily basis through the native GIN token. The Gin Platform has a very active community and it chershes its members. There are more than 7,000 community members on Discord and 2,000 on Telegram. Their Twitter account also boasts an impressive 5000 followers. The platform is also finalizing a discount structure for regular users of its service. Masternode Service GIN Launches their new Cloud Node Service

5 days ago

NXAD

NXAD has the potential to revolutionize the world of content sharing and online advertising by offering an alternative way of advertising and content sharing which is revolutionary, simple and effective. NXAD is fueled by NEO and could help to bring mass adoption of blockchain technology to the world. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. NXAD is airdropping 50 NXA tokens (~$ 1) to airdrop participants. ICO price: 1 NXA = 0.019 USD How to join? Register to the NXAD AirDrop platform. Log in to your account and click on ''EARN NXA''. You will see 100 NXA tokens on your Balance which you can use to create an Ad. Select the role “Advertiser” in the drop-down in the upper left corner of the view. Click on ''Create first X-AD now''. For the creation of your first X-AD, you will need any kind of link or URL you want to have more traffic/visitors on it. Add all further required details in the form’s sections in a way you think suits your chosen content the best. In section 3 “Budget Settings for this X-AD” you need to add the exact amount of 50 NXA as an overall budget to your X-AD. Click on ''Save & Publish'' button. Your X-AD will then be processed in the approval mechanisms. Upon approval, the remaining 50 NXA shown in your account’s balance are your first earned Bounty NXA.

5 days ago

Crypto trading: Notes from the trenches of 2018

It’s no secret that 2018 has been a tough year for cryptocurrency traders. Exchange hacks, regulation, price uncertainty - the list goes on. Many of these are the signs and symptoms of a sector that’s still in its infancy. It’s a frustrating game seeing so much profit potential bogged down by so many roadblocks. Here are some notes from the crypto trading trenches of 2018 (and partly 2017). No Exchange To Call Home Cryptocurrency is synonymous with profit potential. Buying a crypto asset in 2017 and seeing 100-300%+ profit in a matter of days was not uncommon. The problem however, is the lack of a centralized exchange with all applicable assets. Many significant trading opportunities are coins or tokens that are only on minor exchanges with low volume. This requires the trader to send crypto funds to a small exchange, sometimes seeing difficulty getting larger orders filled due to lack of buyers and sellers. Another exchange difficulty is that these exchanges can often be shady - potentially subject to exit scams. Some exchanges have simply vanished with all funds. Leaving crypto assets on lesser-known exchanges can significantly increase risk. What about keeping those funds on a hardware wallet? Well, that can be safer for investing/hodling, but what if the coin or token starts to dump unexpectedly on a short-term trade? Good luck trying to send that asset to an exchange in time, and then get that sell order filled. It’s also annoying to record all trade info for tax purposes. You need to account for all those separate exchanges, initial USD/FIAT cost basis, and then whatever that Bitcoin or Ethereum price was at the time of trade, as well as the purchased asset price and amount. Larger exchanges like Binance and Bittrex are great for keeping trading records, providing a centralized trading platform. But what about all the recent regulation and Tether fears? If a government decides to look into them or take them down, all funds on the exchange could possibly be suspended during the investigation. Or the mass amount of people exiting the exchange could lead to assets stuck on said exchange. Exchange Troubles - Part 2 There is currently a serious absence of viable options for U.S. residents wanting to trade Bitcoin (and others) with leverage, as well as shorting Bitcoin. Bitfinex, BitMEX, and Deribit are three of the best options for precision trading with leverage. But all those exchanges ban U.S. residents. Sure, many people use a VPN. But for someone trying to be honest and play by the rules, there currently aren’t any great options. What about 1Fox? Their sister site 1Broker got seized by the FBI, causing a mass exodus from the platform. Additionally, they have discontinued trading for the foreseeable future. How about Kraken? Their fees are significantly higher than sites like Bitmex. It can also be tough to get orders filled without liquidity. Over the last 24 hours (as per time of this writing), Kraken has seen just over $7.7 million traded in Bitcoin/USD, while BitMEX has seen over $600 million in Bitcoin/USD trading. Volatility Recently Gone Dry As mentioned above, it’s no secret that crypto often sees dramatic price swings, giving potential for significant profit. But recent weeks have been the slowest in a long time. At times over the past two weeks, Bitcoin has actually seen less volatility than traditional financial markets. Crypto has also lost significant liquidity over the past several months, sitting at just over $210 million via Blockmodo real-time data - down from over $800 million. Taxes + Crypto = Headache For an honest citizen seeking to pay crypto taxes, things are difficult. Cointracking is a service that can help track crypto assets. But once you factor in hardware wallets, dozens of wallet addresses, different exchanges, and cost basis, it becomes tough. And as recently seen in the student who owes about $400,000 in taxes - you can get taxed on gains, even if you don’t sell into FIAT. Tax laws are not currently favorable toward cryptocurrency trading or use - and it’s frustrating. Hopefully, things will continue to move forward, while still providing a period for strong growth and potential for those currently involved in the crypto space. But early adopters have not been without their struggles. *Crypto Insider is sponsored in part by Blockmodo. as part of our arrangement with them, Crypto Insider may occasionally link to, and quote, Blockmodo when appropriate. this is done at the discretion of our staff. Crypto Insider sponsors have no say in any of our editorial decisions. The post Crypto trading: Notes from the trenches of 2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

5 days ago

Introducing Ethermium: A New DEX Cryptocurrency Exchange

EtherMium is a cutting- edge solution for pro-traders as well as for newbies, the exchange performs all the upsides of both centralized and decentralized exchanges. From the time of the crypto market appearance to the mankind multiple trading solutions have been entering the market. The issue is what rides EtherMium to be over the competition? Safety first ! EtherMium safety is obviously remarkable and worth attention. The clue of success consists of 2 base components working in one team - smart contracts and order book service. Smart contract guarantees that it is you and only you are in the custody of your assets. Generally, it can be compared to the advanced bank account, but with the significant upper hand. Notably, the movement of one user’s assents is possible if only a confirming message is signed from both sides - of the buyer and the seller and, in addition, exclusively upon the address of the user. Accordingly, assets’ storage on the contract is as secure and reliable as maintain funds in your personal wallet. What is striking about book order service is that orders are stored on the server instead of the blockchain. The security check is integrated into the contract and requires double match of the signature to conduct the transaction. EtherMium is pioneering DEX running book order service which makes competitive advantage and helps to stand out of the countless similar products. Therefore, EtherMium team encompasses all the best security features to assure risk-free trade within the platform. Mentioning orders, it is necessary to point out, that EtherMium DEX is the pioneering exchange making possible the usage of limit orders and stop orders. Due to the market is fluctuate and unpredictable, involving these tools give EtherMium a significant head start. The best type of order depends on the current state of affairs and broker’s target. Now let us clarify a bit: -You should pay attention to the limit order whenever is possible or simply the most of the time. After setting the desirable price the trader is just patiently waiting. If the limit orders are managed correctly, you won’t have to do much else about trading. A good tactic is tiering your limits. Example: Peter buys Y-coin at $275 and want to sell at $300, set sells at intervals between $290 - $310. If they all fill the average will be $300, if not, then at least you get some sells. - A stop sell order or so called a “stop loss”. For example, a trader chooses a price higher for selling, or lower for buying, that he want to trigger a market order at. A stop order places a market order when a certain price condition is met. So it works like a limit order, in that it goes on the books, but it buys or sells like a market order. Understanding of orders and building personal trading strategy are the key issues. Though trading bots are always at your disposal. Further in this article you will discover some more one-of-the-kind EtherMium features. List of Up Front NO’s . NO KYC, NO limits, NO risks of being hacked or robbed! Passing Know-your-customer every time again and again is quite cumbersome process for crypto enthusiasts. To start trading with EtherMium users don’t have to confirm their personality providing scan proofs of the identification documents or elsewhere personal data. It is beneficial and crucial point making the registration process quick and simple for the residents all over the world. Users merely are to create an account and maintain ETH wallet. We are in the charge of anonymous transactions! Usually exchanges set certain restrictions for the amounts to trade deposit and withdraw. With Eth all the transactions are unlimited , anonymous and are conducted P2P. Innovative security points guarantee, that neither hackers nor the owners of the exchange have the access to the users personal data and funds. We should highlight, that the money transactions take place only in the case the user gives private keys. Advanced List of currencies to trade. Today users are able to trade various ERC-20 based coins. All in all 1108 tokens are listed and available right now on the EtherMium. But what makes EtherMium superior is the unique opportunity to transact otherwise than Etherium Coins and Commodities. Soon, every user will enjoy trading the assets from different block chains. For instance, Bitcoin, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash and many more. Providing wide diversity of the listed coins will significantly boost the exchange Volume. But that is not even the most attractive extension of the EtherMium. “What can be better?” - you may ask. We are pioneers on the market. “We want to build the most advanced and popular exchange that will allow people to buy and sell tokens as well as derivatives” Regarding to the previous question, the better can only be the exclusive chance to trade by-products as effortless as trading erc-20 tokens. What does the team mean by the derivative solutions? - Stocks. Soon company stocks

5 days ago

PR: MoneyToken Allows You to Earn 8% in Interest on Your Stable Coins - Consistently

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. For those who exist anywhere near the crypto scene, it’s obvious that if it had fashion trends - this season would be all about stablecoins. With crypto investors choosing in favor of holding their crypto assets more and more, and investing into what seems to be the safest options on the market, we see a consistent growth of capitalization, and a drive for transparency in stablecoins - and this sentiment shows no signs of abating anytime soon. But what is usually the motivation behind converting to stablecoins? Sitting it out “in safety” for the next rally, ready to get back into more highly volatile assets? Well, now there is an option that allows you to put these assets to good use, and if you play your cards right, make an entirely risk-free profit while you are in the waiting game. This Monday, MoneyToken, a crypto-backed lending platform, announced that they are launching an opportunity that is just that - a program allowing clients to become lenders and contribute to the MoneyToken credit fund, earning 8% annually from the amount deposited. The team, lead by former Goldman Sachs employee Alex Rass, completed a $37M cap Token Sale in June; several sources close to the MoneyToken management team are claiming that, allegedly, the Lender membership program is being rushed through to launch, due to the company’s credit fund being wholly taken up with active loans, especially as a result of the runaway success of their 0% loans membership sales and the demand for crypto-backed loans this generated. Putting rumour aside, what is clear is that the MoneyToken lender membership program is providing something truly unique - allowing members the opportunity to put their stablecoins to use just like any traditional currency and collecting interest, pushing crypto another step further in terms of financial convenience. For the most careful and strategic of investors who aren’t looking to engage in a high-risk market with a high share of uncertainty; crypto funds not in possession of low-risk assets; and ICOs that have converted their collected funds to stable coins, MoneyToken acts like a form of treasury; an investment, which is backed twice-over by the collateral, with interest rates sitting at two to four times more than bank deposits in even the most client-oriented establishments and developed countries. All the lender’s funds are backed in a 2:1 ratio, deposited to a separate fund in order to be able to issue loans right away, and ensuring the quickest interest rate return possible. Depending on whether the user holds IMT, the MoneyToken token, they’re looking at anywhere from 6.5% to 8% interest per annum. If you’d like to deposit crypto as a lender, your options currently are Tether (USDT), Circle (USDC), which has MoneyToken listed as one of their partners in the first wave of adoption, and TrueUSD - all the most popular stable coins on the market. Lender Registration is available right now, by filling in the application form on the MoneyToken platform website. If you’re looking to turn your passive stablecoins into an active source of income this might just be the moment. Join the MoneyToken Lender’s program here - https://moneytoken.com/become-a-lender Contact Email Address james.hendersonmt@gmail.com Supporting Link https://moneytoken.com/ This is a paid press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the promoted company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in the press release. The post PR: MoneyToken Allows You to Earn 8% in Interest on Your Stable Coins - Consistently appeared first on Bitcoin News.

5 days ago

SpringRole Airdrop Claim and Bonus

SprinRole Inc is a platform for Professional Career Profiles with linked rewards for its users. SpringRole is the platform where people can view, share and get attestations on their professional profile, thereby creating a verified resume that they can share and use. SpringRole TrackICO rating 4.3/5. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. If you joined the SpringRole airdrop in June 2018, you can now claim your airdrop & receive a bonus of 100 SPRING tokens (~$0,50) for signing up. You can earn additional 100 SPRING tokens (~$0,50) for referring friends. Token price: 1 SPRING = 0.00002 ETH How to join? Sign up on SpringRole Airdrop page, be sure to use the same email address that you used to sign up for the airdrop . Set up your profile or click on ''Skip for now'' if you like to complete this later. You wil now see your Airdrop Balance from the previous Airdrop round. Go to ''Settings'' and ''All connected accounts'' to connect your ETH address using Metamask or MyEtherWallet. Go back to ''Settings'' and click on ''Claim Airdrop''. Earn addtional 100 SPRING tokens for every friend you refer. Get your link from tab ''Referrals''. More info on Airdrop claim in this SpringRole blog.

6 days ago

VeChain Price Uptrend Continues due to Real-World Technology Potential

All of the major cryptocurrency markets continue to note impressive gains as more time progresses. Further down the rankings, most of the altcoins also remain firmly in the green, which is a very promising sight to behold. VeChain continues to truck along nicely, primarily because things are clicking together behind the scenes. VeChain Price Climbs Higher It is evident there are a lot of opportunities in the cryptocurrency industry these days. Altcoins often pursue very different use cases compared to Bitcoin, albeit not all of them will be successful in this department. VeChain appears to be successful, so far, as their technology has some real-world potential. More importantly, it is already being turned into working products and services. This has triggered another VeChain price rise over the past 24 hours. A net 4$ gain in USD value and a 2.15% gain over Bitcoin paint a very interesting short-term future. The VET value has also surpassed $0.011 again, and it will seemingly hit $0.0125 in the hours to come. There’s also a good chance VET will hit 200 Satoshi later this week, if this momentum remains in place. The big developments this week come in the form of new announcements and exciting services. The Bright Code project offers a lot of potential in this regard, as it is one of the first “services’ to be released as part of the VeChain-DNV GL partnership. Making it easier for consumers to track the origins of products is of the utmost importance, and it provides a real-world usability factor as well. At the #CIIE2018 in Shanghai presenting, together with @vechainofficial, the #BrightCode project. Another step forward into a sustainable digital future pic.twitter.com/inqcmbi8aj — Luca Crisciotti (@lucacrisciotti) November 7, 2018 To see the project in action, a working link has been provided to provide information about a specific product. The information is stored on the VeChain blockchain and offers a lot of interesting details regarding the item itself. This further shows there is a ton of potential waiting to be explored where VeChain is concerned. That alone will catapult the price to higher levels over the coming weeks and months. Holy Cow this is good. @vechainofficial @CREAMethod @DNVGL_Assurance @bright_food https://t.co/EthZaeQtFN — Crypto Bang! (@BangCryptoBang) November 7, 2018 Even the technical indicators are promising where VeChain is concerned right now. There is some solid momentum brewing, which should result in even bigger gains in the next few hours. No massive uptrend is expected, for the time being, but this current slow-and-steady approach seems to work out quite well for all cryptocurrencies. $VET #VECHAINDaily pic.twitter.com/2YBjKn1pWs — Fons @ The Chart Inspectors (@Crypt0fons) November 7, 2018 All of these indicators point toward an interesting second half of the week for VeChain. While this market momentum can take a turn for the worse at any given moment, one also has to acknowledge things look extremely promising, for the time being. Sustaining this momentum for a longer period of time will always be challenging, as this industry remains subject to a lot of market volatility first and foremost. 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 VeChain Price Uptrend Continues due to Real-World Technology Potential appeared first on NullTX.

6 days ago

Octopus Network

Octopus Network is a Blockchain Infrastructure that provides service capacity to ÐApps including transfer acceleration, decentralized storage, rapid payment, and privacy protection. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. Octopus Network is airdropping 100 OCNET tokens (~$ 0.50) to airdrop participants and 50 OCNET tokens (~$ 0.25) for every referral. ICO price: 1 ETH = 37,500 OCNET. How to join? Start to chat with the Octopus AirDrop Telegram Bot. Submit your Ethereum wallet address to the Bot. Join Octopus on Telegram & Input "/task" command to answer a very simple question. Return back to OcNet AirDrop Bot. Follow Octopus on Twitter & Re-tweet the AirDrop Tweet. Input your Twitter username with @. You will receive a referral link, share it with friends to receive 50 OCNET for every referral.

6 days ago

ECB Shuts Down Maltese Bank Over Schemes to Launder Money and Evade US Sanctions

Malta’s Pilatus Bank has been shut down by the European Central Bank (ECB). Its banking license was revoked after its chairman was charged in the U.S. with money laundering and organizing a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions. The bank had also been accused by a murdered journalist of processing corrupt payments. EU authorities now want new powers to crack down on money laundering. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Pilatus Bank’s License Revoked Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) announced on Monday that the ECB has withdrawn the banking license of Pilatus Bank which has been operating in Malta for four years. The Financial Times elaborated: The move comes several months after U.S. authorities charged the bank’s Iranian-born owner and former chairman Seyed Ali Sadr Hasheminejad with organising a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran by illegally funnelling more than $115 million from Venezuela to Iranian-controlled companies. “The bank was charged in the United States over money laundering and bank fraud,” Reuters added. Although Seyed Ali Sadr Hasheminejad pleaded not guilty and has been released on bail, MFSA removed him from his roles at the bank and froze the bank’s assets. In June, the regulator recommended revoking the bank’s license but faced numerous legal hurdles. On Monday, MFSA said that “the ECB had acted on its request to close the bank,” the Guardian wrote. Pilatus Bank, which caters to wealthy clients, reported 308 million euros ($351.64 million) of assets in 2016, according to the bank’s annual report. Last year, it opened a branch in London after obtaining a U.K. banking license. The bank “was known to have held accounts for a senior official in the government of the Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat, and members of Azerbaijan’s ruling family,” the Financial Times detailed. Murdered Journalist’s Case Daphne Caruana Galizia. Pilatus Bank had also been accused of “processing corrupt payments for senior Azeri and Maltese figures” by Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Reuters described. Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb in Malta a year ago. However, there has been no proven link between her murder and her story about the bank, the publication conveyed. Nonetheless, the event prompted the EU to begin investigating the bank in October last year. “Three men suspected of killing her - brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio and their friend Vince Muscat - were arrested during a police operation in December 2017,” the BBC added. Maltese Authorities Investigated The ECB launched two investigations of how Malta dealt with Pilatus Bank last year, Reuters detailed. The first focused on MFSA but the case was closed in September “in part due to the vagueness of EU regulation,” European Banking Authority Chairman Andrea Enria told EU lawmakers. The second investigation focused on the Maltese Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), the country’s anti-money laundering agency. Enria emphasized that this investigation has uncovered “serious shortcomings that the body did not remedy,” the publication noted. A senior EU official explained: The European Commission reached preliminary agreement on Monday on new actions against the FIAU over its handling of the Pilatus case, which will force Malta to improve the way its anti-money laundering body operates. Citing that U.S. authorities played a big role in uncovering alleged illicit banking activities in several European cases, the Guardian reported that “EU authorities want new powers to crack down on money laundering after a string of scandals in Estonia, Latvia and Malta.” What do you think of the ECB shutting down Pilatus Bank? Let us know in the comments section below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Lovin Malta, FIAU, MFSA, and Pilatus Bank. Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. The post ECB Shuts Down Maltese Bank Over Schemes to Launder Money and Evade US Sanctions appeared first on Bitcoin News.

6 days ago

Crypto Exchanges Ranked on Insurance Risk by Cybersecurity Firm

Security is of paramount importance when dealing with digital assets. Not everybody has the technical knowhow or time to figure out setting up cold wallets so most casual crypto traders use exchanges. A cybersecurity firm has recently published a report ranking the security of online cryptocurrency exchanges. Group-IB used the means of assessing insurance risk as the primary criteria according to reports. Using these metrics alone Kraken came out on top and OKEx, Huobi Pro, and CoinCheck deemed the riskiest. The firm claims to have developed the world’s first insurance assessment system for covering cryptocurrencies stored on exchanges. The results then do not actually reflect real security risks, only the perceived insurance risk. The new insurance policy also covers losses from cyber-attacks on exchange software, theft, fraud, and illegal actions by staff. Companies such as CryptoIns offer to insure personal crypto holdings in this rapidly growing industry. A number of different criteria are used to develop the framework, including the level of technical security, reliability of key storage, password integrity, and protection of user’s personal data. The use and level of know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) procedures were also rolled into the criteria. A Group-IB spokesperson told Hard Fork; “In the first place, we assess how crypto exchanges deal with crypto and fiat assets: what are the exchanges assets keys’ storage and management procedures. In some cases, with founders’ consent, the assessment includes penetration testing using social engineering methods aimed at the network compromise through the most vulnerable link at any organization - humans.” The exchanges were separated into four groups ranging from the easiest to insure down to the riskiest. Kraken came out on top posing the lowest risk to insurers; “According to our estimates, Kraken is the most secure exchange, with 1.25 percent insurance rate,”. In the second group were Bittrex and Coinbase Pro which had a 1.5% premium for insurance premium protection. The largest group with a 1.9% premium included Binance, Bitfinex, Bithumb, Bitmex, Localbitcoins, MyEtherWallet, and Poloniex. At the bottom of the pile and deemed the riskiest crypto exchanges were Yobit, Zaif, Bitstamp, TopBTC, and Bit-Z. These were considered such a high risk that they were removed from the list entirely. There is a limit on the maximum amount of cryptocurrency that could be insured and at the moment it is 15 BTC or equivalent. Premium costs increased with the duration of coverage which could indicate that insurers are confident that prices will rise, or that the exchanges will become more prone to hacking and theft over time. The post Crypto Exchanges Ranked on Insurance Risk by Cybersecurity Firm appeared first on Ethereum World News.

6 days ago

Latin American Gaming Market Led by TriForce Tokens and Busca Todo Partnership

With $4,100,000,000 revenue generation in 2017, Latin America is the second largest gaming market in the world. The industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, thanks to the decreasing cost of hardware, major shift of games to mobile platforms and two decade old efforts of South American governments to encourage game development in their region Forcing the Way TriForce Tokens is a UK-based decentralized gaming platform which has completely changed how the gaming industry works. Bringing unique and innovative ideas through the use of blockchain technology, the gaming platform brings lower cost of distribution, increased player retention and decreased price tags of games. With global impact on its agenda, the platform has partnered with Busca Todo, the lead game publisher in Latin American gaming market. The partnership gives TriForce Tokens easy access to a new multi billion dollar market, while allowing to give better quality of services at a cheaper price to both game developers and players. The partnership is followed by the launch of TriForce Tokens’ biggest game launch, Eximius: Seize the Frontline. The game is first of its kind, a blockchain backed Steam game. Leveling up with Busca Todo Busca Todo is the largest game publisher in the South American region with thousands of players and developers using its community channels to interact. The publishing giant is also famous for its Youtube channel: Level Up. The video content channel has a global following and has more than 1 million views. As such, the TriForce Token partnership gives the gaming platform access to a whole new level of players and developers. Pete Merdell CEO of TriForce Tokens said about the partnership: “We are fortunate to have found a partner that shares our vision and has the capacity to deliver on it with us, while providing us a strategic link to the largest emerging games industry region, Latin America”. Meanwhile, Juan Pablo Rodríguez, General Director of Busca Todo said: “Speaking of the present and the future of gaming, Triforce is the vision that pushes for innovation in the industry. We are very proud to partner with Triforce making history every step of the way, by introducing new technology to the Latin American video gaming market” Token Finale TriForce Tokens has captured the heart and imagination of players and developers from all around the world. With its token distribution events meeting success after success, the final round is also seeing immense backing by investors. The current and final token round will be ending on 11th of November. During this, the FORCE token can be acquired for USD 0.15 = 1 FORCE. TriForce Tokens has released a number of games, with Eximius being the most sought after. The platform is also developing a discord marketplace and has launched a non intrusive advertising systems, allowing publishers to have ads running in games without causing player annoyance. The platform also has plans to launch its own blockchain ecosystem in 2019. For more information on the gaming platform, visit their website: https://triforcetokens.io/ Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: The post Latin American Gaming Market Led by TriForce Tokens and Busca Todo Partnership appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

6 days ago

Is Initiative Q the Next Bitcoin?

If you’ve been anywhere near social media in the past fortnight, or even used your favorite messaging app, there’s a good chance you’ve been shilled a referral link to Initiative Q. A mate probably forwarded it to you or tagged you in a post offering an invite to the first five responders. Maybe you FOMO’d in, or maybe you scrawled a one-word response — “Bitconeeeeect!” — and gave it a wide berth. For those who are still on the fence, here’s what you need to know about Initiative Q. Also read: Stop Looking for the Next Bitcoin Scheme or Scam? Billed as “tomorrow’s payment network” and “the payment network of the future,” Initiative Q exists as little more than an idea right now, but a viral idea that has captured the attention of your mom, dad, mailman, partner and pet over the past month. It’s not a cryptocurrency and yet, as the resident bitcoin expert in your social circle, you’ve probably been doorstepped by acquaintances fielding the same question: Is Initiative Q the new Bitcoin? Betteridge’s law of headlines holds that any headline ending in a question mark can be answered in the negative. Therefore, the short version of this article runs as follows: No, Initiative Q is definitely not the next Bitcoin. The slightly longer version goes like this: Any new monetary system that is (a) centralized and (b) acquired with an expectation of profit will be shut down faster than you can say “Liberty Reserve.” Google Trends shows the explosion in interest in Initiative Q Here’s What’s Good... Saar Wilf Before Initiative Q is completely written off, it is worth acknowledging what the project has gotten right: Not only is it a monetary idea that has managed to avoid using the term “blockchain,” but its virality is the envy of marketers the world over. No payment protocol, or however Initiative Q can be described, has come close to matching its runaway success. You might be sick of hearing about it, but the fact that you are sick of hearing about it is testament to the nous of its savvy founder, Saar Wilf. ...And Here’s What’s Bad While Bitcoin’s founder operated under a pseudonym, Initiative Q’s is using his real name. Yes, Saar Wilf is a real guy who’s soliciting recruits based on the premise of his currency, Q, being akin to “getting free bitcoin seven years ago.” Sign up today and you’ll be entitled to free Qs that could one day be worth $34,000. If that sounds like an expectation of future profits, you’d be absolutely right. If that sounds like the sort of scheme the SEC could shut down in a heartbeat, you would be equally correct. If you really want to capitalize on the next big thing, there’s this payment system you should check out. It’s called Bitcoin. Initiative Q is polluting my feed. Quick review:- Centralised- Ponzi- Shitcoin The marketing scam is nothing more than the big queue outside an empty club. You can't just make up future value predictions without the business and infrastructure to prove it. pic.twitter.com/mc7AoJ0fZl — Peter McCormack #FreeRoss (@PeterMcCormack) November 5, 2018 Actual message a friend sent just after I’d finished this article. What are your thoughts on Initiative Q? Let us know in the comments section below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock. Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. The post Is Initiative Q the Next Bitcoin? appeared first on Bitcoin News.

6 days ago

OSA Token Secures Listing at Bibox Exchange

OSA DC, featured in Entrepreneur, WIRED, and Forbes, is the world’s first decentralized, AI-driven marketplace, providing real-time solutions to retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. OSA’s own token (ticker OSA) will begin trading at Bibox Exchange starting from November 5th, as initiated by OSA Token holders during the community voting, where OSA took first place. Since the company’s founding in 2015, OSA DC has provided services to major international brands including Coca-Cola, Mars, L’Oreal, Nestle, and Metro Cash & Carry. Gigawatt, UnU, Xblock, Group of companies CoinEgg, Benrui Capital, Cobinhood Fund, Mars Finance are among the long list of OSA DC partners. OSA DC is headed by CEO Alex Isaev, a retail industry veteran with 20 years of experience behind him. Mr. Isaev became known for criticising IBM (covered link) and standing for blockchain and AI synergy in retail industry. The OSA Token will be listed with three trading pairs: OSA Token/ETH, OSA Token/BTC, OSA Token/USDT. The listing will be supported by a trading competition and bounty program, initiated by Bibox Exchange. Bibox is ranked as the 8th largest exchange in the world by trading volume according to CoinMarketCap. The platform supports up to 10 million users and processes millions of transactions; the 24-hour trade volume exceeds 110 million dollars. The OSA utility token has a threefold purpose: 1) Network fuel: to drive the blockchain ledger and smart contract functionality and enable real time data collection, storage, enrichment, and analysis 2) Payment method: for innumerable business-to-business transactions and business-to-consumer services on the OSA platform 3) Platform reward: for data sharing and as an incentive for brand-specific promotional campaigns OSA Tokens are now also available at Coinegg Exchange https://www.coinegg.im/cms/view?id=940.html Learn more about OSA DC The post OSA Token Secures Listing at Bibox Exchange appeared first on AMBCrypto.

6 days ago

TriForce Tokens and Busca Todo Team-Up for Latin-American Blockchain Gaming Market Dominance

CoinSpeaker TriForce Tokens and Busca Todo Team-Up for Latin-American Blockchain Gaming Market Dominance Having successfully released the world’s first blockchain company-powered game on Steam, Eximus, TriForce Tokens, a decentralized gaming giant, has made its next step forward, announcing a monumental partnership with Busca Todo, a Latin American video game publisher. The collaboration not only stamps TriForce Tokens’ intention to unify gaming on the blockchain, but also represents itself a testament to the platform’s acceptance even before the official end of the token sale. The majority of startups usually have to wait a few months after their token sale is fully completed, and only then announce new projects, especially such serious partnerships. TriForce Tokens is different. While its token sale is set to end on 11th November 2018, the company can already boast the successful releases of several games, as well as a few strategic collaborations with major players from around the world. As the second largest gaming sector in the world, Mexico led Latin America in recording one of the highest returns of 2017, accounting for $1,400,000,000 out of the $4,100,000,000 realised. The market is expanding very rapidly due to a great support from both country’s authorities and major stakeholders. With 5% of the country’s GDP dedicated to the industry, Mexico has grown its own identity as a hotbed for digital gaming development. Busca Todo is among the leaders of Latin American video game publishing industry. The company provides developers with the channels they need to penetrate the Spanish speaking industry. Busca Todo’s all-encompassing solution allows developers to launch, advertise and reach out to millions of gamers globally. The platform has a global subscriber base for game reviews, shows, discussion, social networking, as well as its own YouTube Level Up channel, which has already crossed 1 million viewers mark. Being on the top of Latin America’s online gaming communities, Busca Todo will provide TriForce Tokens with an entrance to the South American Market, which is currently gaining popularity in progression. The collaboration is definitely set to disrupt the gaming market. As Pete Mardell, CEO of TriForce Tokens, commented to the partnership: “We are fortunate to have found a partner that shares our vision and has the capacity to deliver on it with us, while providing us a strategic link to the largest emerging games industry region, Latin America.” TriForce Tokens is looking to decentralize and disintermediate gaming interactions, enabling the market to grow and increase interactions between gamers and developers, eliminate piracy, reduce the cost of game distribution and facilitate cross-platform play and in-game wealth retention. Speaking on the partnership, Busca Todo’s General Director, Juan Pablo Rodriguez, underlined the innovative approach offered by TriForce Tokens: “Speaking of the present and the future of gaming, Triforce is the vision that pushes for innovation in the industry. We are very proud to partner with Triforce making history every step of the way, by introducing new technology to the Latin American video gaming market” TriForce Tokens ambitions for changing the world has already attracted a lot of attention from the blockchain community. The company continues to expand its ecosystem, having already launched the hybrid FPS/RTS domination game on steam, Eximius: Seize the Frontline, which has already cemented its place amongst gamers and developers. The startup has also announced the development of a discord marketplace and game alongside a Twitch Streamer live bot. The ongoing token sale is the final opportunity for stakeholders to acquire TriForce Tokens’ FORCE tokens at USD 0.15 per token with a 5% bonus. Bonus ends on the 28th of October 2018. TriForce Tokens and Busca Todo Team-Up for Latin-American Blockchain Gaming Market Dominance

6 days ago

BITBOX Launches Mobile Crypto Trading App

BITBOX, a cryptocurrency exchange created and launched by Japanese tech giant LINE (LN), has revealed a new mobile application that allows customers to trade cryptocurrency. App users will be able to trade nearly 30 different cryptocurrencies and BITBOX is “optimized for the mobile environment” which means trading should be fast, easy and stress-free. As the app launches, BITBOX plans to pay 10 of LINE’s native token ‘LINK’ to all users who join BITBOX via the mobile application. An additional 2 LINK will be given to all users who place orders to trade cryptocurrency in the BITBOX app. (RS)

6 days ago

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6 days ago

Tune Token

Tune Token, formerly known as RecordGram, aims to solve digital songwriter rights and royalty transparency issues for the music industry making possible to incentivize all the stakeholders in the creation, discovery and sharing of music including producers, artists and music fans. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. Tune Token is airdropping up to 500 TUNE tokens (~$ 8,60) to airdrop participants and 75 TUNE tokens (~$ 1,30) for every referral. ICO price: 1 ETH = 12,200 TUNE How to join? Visit Tune Token Airdrop page and click on ''Airdrop''. Perform the different social tasks and earn up to 500 TUNE tokens when you complete all tasks. Share your referral link to earn 75 TUNE tokens for every referral. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Helvetica; color: #323333; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none; color: #1e88e5; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #1e88e5}

6 days ago

Daily Cryptocurrency News - 3rd November 2018

Here are the latest most important cryptocurrency news of November 3rd, 2018: Basic Attention Token (BAT) Just Got Listed on Coinbase Pro In a recent Twitter announcement, Coinbase Pro said that they successfully added Basic Attention Token (BAT) on the platform. The tweet by the exchange went on to announce that traders can only deposit BAT into their trading accounts, but cannot place or fill orders. Order books will remain in a transfer-only mode for at least 12 hours. BAT is launching on Coinbase Pro! Starting at 1pm PT today, customers can transfer BAT into their Coinbase Pro account. Traders can deposit BAT, but cannot place or fill orders. Order books will remain in transfer-only mode for at least 12 hours. https://t.co/31wbi09uyx pic.twitter.com/2YC7xtOjuI — Coinbase Pro (@CoinbasePro) November 2, 2018 The Basic Attention Token (BAT) is a payment system that rewards publishers for their content and users for their attention, while at the same time giving advertisers with more in return for their ads. BAT aims to become the new token for the digital advertising industry. The team has recently released a new version of their browser (Brave Browser.) It features an ad-blocker, fast speed, and reliability, as well as rewards for browsing. If you want to download their amazing Brave Browser, you can download it here. Litecoin Will Be Available to 2 Billion Facebook Users Thanks to the Lite.IM Messenger Wallet Source: Blockmanity The Zug based Blockchain startup Zulu Republic has expanded its services to Facebook messenger. Starting from today Litecoin will be accessible to the billions of users Facebook currently has. The company has previously launched Lite.IM on Telegram where users can get access to Litecoin though simple send and receive commands. Today, they have extended these features to Facebook which has the highest number of users amongst any social media platform. This expansion expects to make Litecoin easily accessible to people who have no access to banks or financial institutions. We are happy to announce that @liteim_official is now live on Facebook Messenger. 2Bn+ @facebook users now have direct access to easily and securely, send, manage and invest in Litecoin. ⭐️ Get Started - https://t.co/NXJdKlhagY Made By @ZTXRepublic pic.twitter.com/BhvJw9l2fC — lite.im (@liteim_official) October 31, 2018 In addition, Lite.IM does not control the private keys of the user hence mitigates the risk of a central point of failure. It intends to make Litecoin usable to people who don’t have much idea about cryptocurrencies and neither a good internet connection. How Can I Get Started? Users that are willing to try out the service need to start a conversation with Lite.IM using the messenger link of m.me/lite.im Once the conversation begins, the user will proceed to register after accepting the terms and conditions of using the service After registering, the service will ask for the user’s primary e-mail address Following this, the service will ask the user for the phone number in the following format: +[country][number] The service will then send an SMS code for the user to confirm. After confirming the code, the user will proceed to enter a secure password for the Lite.IM account The user will then receive an LTC wallet address The user will be not all set to send and receive LTC on Facebook Messenger If you want to know more information about LiteIM, you can visit their website on this link. Goldman Sachs Starts Onboarding Clients For Its New Bitcoin Derivative Source: Hacker Noon Goldman Sachs has already started onboarding some of its clients to trade on its Bitcoin derivatives, non-deliverable forward (NDF) contracts platform. Though the trading desk has not yet arrived, reports say that the company has already begun signing up a “small number of clients” while still considering the possibility of launching custody services for crypto assets in the future. Derivatives are contracts between 2 separate parties that work together to fix the price of an underlying asset - in this case, digital tokens or coins - over a period for a future transaction. The user will purchase the asset on a specific date at a particular price, while the seller commits to issuing the product. At present, Bitcoin derivatives are available on several regulated US trading platforms. This includes the exchanges CME and CBOE. Both of these firms offer cash-settled bitcoin futures contracts. Each of these exchanges has given investors reasons to believe that they will expand their crypto offerings in the future. CBOE, on its part, has outright expressed its desire to remain a leader in the cryptocurrency derivatives marketplace, while CME has launched an Ether price reference rate but in public statements has been less-than-enthusiastic about the crypto industry. Goldman Sachs is positive about cryptocurrency’s future, and there is no doubt they will try to stay in line with the industry. Ripple Became the Most Effici

7 days ago

Daily Crypto Roundup 11/2/2018

Today’s headlines were filled with more stories on the Tether solvency front, Jamie Dimon adressing Bitcoin, TRON talk, regulatory discussions, and allegations against Rapper T.I. In the meantime, Bitcoin still sits rangebound, at roughly $6,360 on Blockmodo at the time of writing. Check out today’s news. Banks Warm Up To BTC, Jamie Dimon Stuck In The Past Crypto Insider dove into the Jamie Dimon story today, referencing his recent comments about his lack of interest in Bitcoin. Last fall, Dimon called Bitcoin a fraud. In January of this year, he expressed his regret in calling Bitcoin a fraud. He also relayed positivity toward Bitcoin’s underlying technology. Earlier this week during a conference, Dimon explains his regret in saying Bitcoin was a fraud, but has not changed his opinion on the matter - he simply made it clear that he doesn’t care about Bitcoin. Meanwhile, mainstream banks and institutions like Morgan Stanley show significant interest in the crypto space. Read on Crypto Insider How TRON Is Bringing Blockchain To The Masses Today saw a report from Crypto Insider on TRON. Justin Sun, TRON’s CEO, aims to “harness the power of blockchain and enable peer-to-peer content production and sharing” using TRON. TRON differs from the Proof-of-Work technology (seen in Bitcoin) by using what is called Delegated Proof-of-Stake (dPoS) instead. Smart contracts are also possible with TRON, via a layer called the TRON Virtual Machine. Read on Crypto Insider Here’s What 3 Lawyers Have To Say About That Cryptic Tether Letter Yesterday brought news of a letter stating supposed solvency for Tether, resulting from its new bank in the Bahamas (Deltec). CoinDesk reportedly contacted Deltec today, hearing from a spokesperson that could not give a clear answer about the letter one way or the other, due to legal parameters. Although CoinDesk did later end up receiving a message from Jean Chalopin, chairman for Deltec, stating: “You contacted us a couple of weeks ago and asked a confirmation that we could not give you, as restricted by law. But Tether came public with an announcement and I wanted to make sure you saw it. Sorry we could not be more helpful before: As you know the banking sector is strongly regulated and we have to be careful in matter of communication”, as reported by CoinDesk. CoinDesk goes on to contact several lawyers, reporting their findings on the situation. Read on CoinDesk The Incoming Wave Of ICO Regulation (Yes, It’s Coming) ICO regulation has been a significant topic this year, with the SEC in hot pursuit. The Securities Act of 1933 and the case of the SEC versus W.J. Howey Co. in 1946 (origin of the Howey Test) could have significant impact on the ICO market. Lack of clarification leaves the ICO market asking which coins or tokens are securities, if those assets were ever securities, if asset sales should have been registered as securities, and if such laws are pertinent. CoinDesk reported that “[t]he SEC highlighted three key parties at risk of future action: Issuers of unregistered securities offerings. Investors in unregistered deals. Exchanges facilitating unregistered securities trading.” Read on CoinDesk US Rapper T.I. Sued For $5 million After His Token Allegedly Fails Popular rapper T.I. faces legal action to the tune of $5 million, resulting from unhappy investors of his FLiK token. 25 investors are saying they dropped $1.3 million on FLiK, only to now own “worthless securities called FLiK Tokens”, reported CoinTelegraph today. T.I. and partner Ryan Felton reportedly advertised the project. Allegations include T.I. and Felton pumping the token’s price with money raised, only to later dump said tokens. Read on CoinTelegraph *Crypto Insider is sponsored in part by Blockmodo. as part of our arrangement with them, Crypto Insider may occasionally link to, and quote, Blockmodo when appropriate. this is done at the discretion of our staff. Crypto Insider sponsors have no say in any of our editorial decisions. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/2/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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