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FUSION’s visionary founder DJ Qian discusses FUSION's tech, ...

FUSION’s visionary founder DJ Qian discusses FUSION's tech, the FUSION team, the state of the #cryptocurrency marke… https://t.co/Sg5TIqtnPD

2 days ago

Empresas de Whisky formam parceria com o uso de Blockchain

Por: Livecoins Para quem curte um cowboy, ou outros derivados dessa modalidade de bebida essa pode ser uma boa notícia, pois está para ser possível tomar um Whisky com a ajuda da blockchain nos seus bastidores. A parceria surgiu das empresas Fusion Whisky com a Adelphi Distillery, da qual irão lançar o produto The Winter Queen, misturando assim a história européia da indústria de bebidas com a tecnologia blockchain. Com esse anúncio, que envolve de Whisky Escôces com o Malte da Holanda, a marca The Winter Queen se tornará a segunda na história a trabalhar com a blockchain, uma vez que em março de 2018 a bebida australiana The Brisbane, também da marca Fusion Whisky, já havia chegado ao mercado. De acordo com o diretor administrativo da Adelphi Distillery, Alex Bruce, a blockchain provê aos consumidores detalhes sobre a proveniência da cevada utilizada no processo de fabricação, de qual campo a mesma veio, e quando o mesmo foi engarrafado. Além disso, Bruce acrescentou que “Muitas pessoas não ouviram falar ou apreciaram a influência que Elizabeth Stuart teve na Europa do século XVII. Ela era a filha mais velha de James VI da Escócia e eu da Inglaterra, mas também era a avó do rei George I e era o elo entre os tronos Stuart e Hanovarian”. Esta edição comemora a coroação da princesa ao reino da Boêmia, há cerca de 400 anos atrás. Uma curiosidade, que não faz com que seja um ponto negativo, é que os reinos são estruturas centralizadas de poder ao contrário do que prega a blockchain, que leva em sua filosofia o caráter de descentralização. A indústria de bebidas alcoólicas é mais um dos setores a prestar atenção a esta nova tecnologia e o seu imenso potencial, e um caso de uso além do citado anteriormente é o da criptomoeda VeChain (VET), que também possui em seu projeto facilidades a vinhos e licores. No Brasil, o potencial da blockchain é imenso, uma vez que não há muitos casos de registros e facilidades com a tecnologia, abrindo brechas para que surjam cada vez mais empresas e iniciativas neste processo. Para se ter uma base do setor de bebidas alcoólicas, um estudo de 2017 levantou que o setor teve no Brasil anos ruins entre 2015 e 2017 podendo melhorar ainda em 2018, com a melhora do quadro econômico no país, visto que isso influencia os consumidores deste setor. Durante a Copa do Mundo 2018, um estudo da Globo levantou que o Whisky é a sétima bebida que o brasileiro mais consome, isso daria menos de 1% do mercado de bebidas alcoólicas no país. A blockchain como uso em Cadeia de Suprimentos é muito importante visto o desencontro de informações aos consumidores de informações reais no mercado de Whisky, uma iniciativa chamada CaskCoin procura ajudar neste setor, mas com certeza virão outras mais que ajudarão a emponderar os clientes finais. O artigo Empresas de Whisky formam parceria com o uso de Blockchain apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

5 days ago

Whiskey Has Officially Been Put on the Blockchain

Fusion Whiskey and the Adelphi Distillery have joined forces to launch a new product, The Winter Queen, a special edition whiskey where each bottle will be registered on the blockchain, allowing buyers the ability to verify that the provenance of their whiskey. Both firms have previously used this blockchain technology to distribute a batch of whiskey, and each time the process gets more streamlined. Fake offerings of whiskey is actually a common occurrence in the whiskey connoisseur community, so this platform offers a real-world use case that is already making a difference. (JF)

6 days ago

Fusion Whisky and Adelphi Distillery Launch Whisky on the Blockchain

Fusion Whisky and the Adelphi Distillery have announced the launch of The Winter Queen – their latest product to use blockchain technology to track its provenance. The Winter Queen Marries 17th Century Royalty with 21st Century Tech It is not only finance that blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt. Other industries are rapidly making...

7 days ago

Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary commemorated by Hublot with $25000 watch payable in BTC

Hublot, a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, has recently announced that they will be launching a watch on the occasion of the 10th birthday of Bitcoin [BTC]. They also stated that those wishing to buy the watch can also pay in Bitcoin worth its selling price of $25000. The manufacturer launched the product in conjunction with Octagon Strategy Limited in order to make sure that the product reaches the customer. They act as the sole official broker of the watch, which is called the Big Bang Meca -10. The watch is also limited edition, with only 210 units set to be in production. This number was chosen due to the 21 million coin supply cap for the cryptocurrency. The watch said to be “a fusion between top-notch Swiss watchmaking and cutting-edge FinTech”, is a hand-assembled watch. The watch will officially be launched on November 6th, with delivery to customers occurring around January 3rd. The official website stated: “Big Bang’s signature industrial design as well as aesthetics inspired by cryptocurrency. To no surprise, ‘210’ was chosen for a reason. This watch was created to commemorate the 10th anniversary of this epochal invention including the fact that only 21 million bitcoins will ever exist in this world.” OSL is a digital asset brokerage firm that is aimed to help process customer data during the pre-sale. Their procedures also include filing KYC norms and submitting government ID, a process that might not have been foreseen by those who created the coin. The adoption of Bitcoin-based designs by established brands shows that the coin is moving closer towards mainstream adoption. It also provides a valuable collector’s item for Bitcoin whales, who can purchase it for the low price of 3.8 BTC. The post Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary commemorated by Hublot with $25000 watch payable in BTC appeared first on AMBCrypto.

9 days ago

You Can Now Tell The Time With Blockchain & Bitcoin

A luxury brand of watches in Switzerland has opened up its doors for pre-orders on its limited edition Big Bang watch to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Bitcoin. Hublot is headquartered in Nylon in Switzerland and they have recently announced a special watch in collaboration with OS Limited for Bitcoin’s anniversary. The new hand-assembled limited edition Big Bang model is now available for pre-order and in the spirit of the crypto space, the homepage even displays a project roadmap. This watch doesn’t come cheap though. If you have the money to afford it, this watch will set you back $25,000 and will be limited to 210 pieces as a little nod to the 21 million Bitcoin that will ever exist. In the official announcement it states: “Paying homage to both the Big Bang series and Blockchain technology, the watch features Big Bang’s signature industrial design as well as aesthetics inspired from cryptocurrency. To no surprise, ‘210’ was chosen for a reason.” It continued to say: “This Big Bang watch was created to commemorate the 10th anniversary of this epochal invention including the fact that only 21 million bitcoins will ever exist in this world.” The Swiss company added that the watch represents a fusion between cutting-edge FinTech and the expert quality the Swiss are known for when it comes to watch design. Hublot partnered up with Octagon Strategy Limited to promote the new model and it the Big Bang Meca-10 P2P will be launched on the 6th November this year whereas the delivery for the watches will begin on the 3rd January. OSL is a digital asset brokerage company which will help process customer data during the pre-sale and has made a promise that customers will be safe and secure during their experience shopping. Of course, the pre-sale registration might raise some questions for the hundreds of Bitcoin enthusiasts who love their privacy. As said by Bitcoinist: “If you’d like to order a timepiece that costs tens of thousands of dollars, additional information such as the full name, address, and a phone number will be required. However, get ready to also upload copies of their government ID, passport and proof of address - as if you’re registering for a regulated Bitcoin exchange.” What are your thoughts? Will you be buying the Big Bang? Let us know in the comments down below! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1538128067916-0'); }); The post You Can Now Tell The Time With Blockchain & Bitcoin appeared first on Crypto Daily™.

9 days ago

New $25,000 Hublot ‘Blockchain Watch’ Buyable Only With Bitcoin

Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot has opened pre-orders for its limited edition Big Bang watch commemorating Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary. Hublot Will Only Accept Bitcoin Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Hublot has unveiled a special timepiece in collaboration with OS Limited (OSL) to commemorate Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary. The new hand-assembled limited edition ‘Big Bang’ model is now available for pre-sale to celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of Bitcoin 00. And in the spirit of crypto, the homepage even displays a project roadmap. At a $25,000 price tag, the watch can only be bought for bitcoin and will be limited to 210 pieces as a symbolic nod to the 21 million bitcoin that will ever exist. “Paying homage to both the Big Bang series and Blockchain technology, the watch features Big Bang’s signature industrial design as well as aesthetics inspired from cryptocurrency. To no surprise, ‘210’ was chosen for a reason,” the official announcement reads. This Big Bang watch was created to commemorate the 10th anniversary of this epochal invention including the fact that only 21 million bitcoins will ever exist in this world. Hublot adds that the timepiece represents “a fusion between top-notch Swiss watchmaking and cutting-edge FinTech.” KYC for Watches? Hublot has partnered with Octagon Strategy Limited (OSL) to promote the new model, which will be officially launched on November 6th and will be delivered to customers January 3, 2019. OSL, a digital asset brokerage firm, will help process customer data during the pre-sale and promises customers “a safe and secure” shopping experience. However, the pre-sale registration may raise some eyebrows from the many Bitcoin fans who favor privacy. That’s right. If you’d like to order a timepiece that costs tens of thousands of dollars, additional information such as the full name, address, and a phone number will be required. However, get ready to also upload copies of their government ID, passport and proof of address - as if you’re registering for a regulated Bitcoin exchange. Not the First Bitcoin Watch But Hublot is not the first brand to release a Bitcoin-inspired mechanical watch. Moreover, if spending tens of thousands of dollars on a timepiece is a no-no for you, Cryptomatic, which has been producing Bitcoin-themed watches since 2014, offers a much more affordable option at an $800 price point - or 30 times cheaper than Hublot’s new ‘Big Bang.’ Cryptomatic watches all flash the Bitcoin ฿ logo on the crown and includes 21 jewel bearings. The company intends to remain a small and exclusive brand while continuing making small runs of high-quality, hand-assembled watches, limited to a few hundred pieces. Meanwhile, some other watch designs have also surfaced on social media as of late showcasing their own timepieces inspired by Bitcoin. Silver hand-engraved Bitcoin watch by Aleksey Saburov @SaburovArt & @Corumwatch https://t.co/PaXlapmtyr pre-order here https://t.co/WcbnoTNADD pic.twitter.com/wKE6KolUDy — Bitcoin Art Gallery (@btcArtGallery) October 24, 2018 [Full disclosure: the author of this article owns a couple of Cryptomatic watches.] Would you wear a Bitcoin-inspired watch? Share your comments below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Twitter, Hublot.com The post New $25,000 Hublot ‘Blockchain Watch’ Buyable Only With Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

9 days ago

On the first of November FUSION CMO Holly Kasun was on FOX B...

On the first of November FUSION CMO Holly Kasun was on FOX Business News talking all things FUSION. Check it out!… https://t.co/Xmvl4jp2qq

15 days ago

Hublot Teases New ‘Blockchain Watch’ for Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary

Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot has opened pre-orders for its limited edition Big Bang watch commemorating Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary. Hublot Will Only Accept Bitcoin Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Hublot has unveiled a special timepiece in collaboration with OS Limited (OSL) to commemorate Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary. The new hand-assembled limited edition ‘Big Bang’ model is now available for pre-sale to celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of Bitcoin 00. And in the spirit of crypto, the homepage even displays a project roadmap. With a reported $25,000 price tag, the watch can only be bought for bitcoin and will be limited to 210 pieces as a symbolic nod to the 21 million bitcoin that will ever exist. “Paying homage to both the Big Bang series and Blockchain technology, the watch features Big Bang’s signature industrial design as well as aesthetics inspired from cryptocurrency. To no surprise, ‘210’ was chosen for a reason,” the official announcement reads. This Big Bang watch was created to commemorate the 10th anniversary of this epochal invention including the fact that only 21 million bitcoins will ever exist in this world. Hublot adds that the timepiece represents “a fusion between top-notch Swiss watchmaking and cutting-edge FinTech.” KYC for Watches? Hublot has partnered with Octagon Strategy Limited (OSL) to promote the new model, which will be officially launched on November 6th and will be delivered to customers January 3, 2019. OSL, a digital asset brokerage firm, will help process customer data during the pre-sale and promises customers “a safe and secure” shopping experience. However, the pre-sale registration may raise some eyebrows from the many Bitcoin fans who favor privacy. That’s right. If you’d like to order a timepiece that costs tens of thousands of dollars, additional information such as the full name, address, and a phone number will be required. However, get ready to also upload copies of their government ID, passport and proof of address - as if you’re registering for a regulated Bitcoin exchange. Not the First Bitcoin Watch But Hublot is not the first brand to release a Bitcoin-inspired mechanical watch. Moreover, if spending tens of thousands of dollars on a timepiece is a no-no for you, Cryptomatic, which has been producing Bitcoin-themed watches since 2014, offers a much more affordable option at an $800 price point - or 30 times cheaper than Hublot’s new ‘Big Bang.’ Cryptomatic watches all flash the Bitcoin B logo on the crown and includes 21 jewel bearings. The company intends to remain a small and exclusive brand while continuing making small runs of high-quality, hand-assembled watches, limited to a few hundred pieces. Meanwhile, some other watch designs have also surfaced on social media as of late showcasing their own timepieces inspired by Bitcoin. Silver hand-engraved Bitcoin watch by Aleksey Saburov @SaburovArt & @Corumwatch https://t.co/PaXlapmtyr pre-order here https://t.co/WcbnoTNADD pic.twitter.com/wKE6KolUDy — Bitcoin Art Gallery (@btcArtGallery) October 24, 2018 Would you wear a Bitcoin-inspired watch? Share your comments below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Twitter, Hublot.com The post Hublot Teases New ‘Blockchain Watch’ for Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

22 days ago

A UIP1 Fusion update has been pushed out. Fusion will promp...

A UIP1 Fusion update has been pushed out. Fusion will prompt you to update the next time it is launched. This upda… https://t.co/cgSh83eGx7

25 days ago

UK Big Bank NatWest to Leverage Syndicated Blockchain Loans

UK High Street Bank NatWest has announced that it plans to leverage DLT for the syndicated loans market within the next month. Blockchain technology will be employed as a cost-effective way of streamlining communication between lenders in the loan market, according to the major retail and commercial bank. Although syndicated loans around the world are worth 3.5 trillion pounds, NatWest has claimed that the process needs to be more efficient, suggesting that current practices are “inefficient, costly to operate and heavily reliant on manual processes.” The Fusion platform due, to go live in November, was developed by blockchain consortium R3 and fintech company Finastra with its main focus to reduce the time it takes to set up syndicated loans, which require multiple lenders due to the large size of the loan. Over recent years the risk-sharing nature of such loans has added to their popularity with lenders. R3 has diversified its business lately and also works in a number of sectors outside of financial services. CEO David E. Rutter explained that the company’s open source blockchain platform Corda is the right one for this type of solution which needs a high degree of transparency: “The syndicated lending industry relies on costly, manually-intensive processes, making it ripe for innovation with blockchain technology. Fusion LenderComm, powered by Corda, has been proven to address these issues.” Further adding, “We are investing in cutting-edge technologies and working with our suppliers and partners to deliver first class customer service and efficiency to a market that has not changed significantly in the last 20 years.” From Fusion’s perspective, the whole process while now be far more efficient. Fusion VP Grant Jones expressed his assurance that the blockchain based solution would be able to clearly log lender-specific information on the blockchain and a make all relevant information available to lenders at the click of a mouse. The United Kingdom has been somewhat a pioneer in the blockchain regulation space, with the Bank of England making significant strides having recently completed a DLT Proof-of-Concept. The UK is being touted as a nation with the capacity to lead the blockchain industry, which was a conclusion of a 960-page analysis from DAG Global, Deep Knowledge Analytics and the Big Innovation Center. 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 UK Big Bank NatWest to Leverage Syndicated Blockchain Loans appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

25 days ago

UK Bank NatWest to Leverage Blockchain Technology in Syndicated Loan Market

United Kingdom’s major commercial bank NatWest has announced to leverage blockchain technology for the syndicated loan market, from the coming month. The blockchain platform Fusion reportedly was developed by blockchain consortium R3 and fintech company Finastra, and is aimed to effectively streamline communication between lenders and agent banks in the loan market sector. Recent reports suggest that syndicated loans worth 3.5 trillion pounds were brokered all around the world and the new blockchain platform is expected to cut time to set up syndicated loan arrangements for customers as well as to make it cost-effective. (RL)

a month ago

6 Facts About Changpeng Zhao (CZ Binance) You Probably Didn’t Know

Changpeng Zhao, popularly known by his cool moniker CZ, is the CEO of Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange. Binance grew from an idea to the biggest market for crypto trading in just a few months. CZ, who loves wearing black, turned into a crypto billionaire pretty quickly, becoming a sensation in the world of blockchain. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about him. CZ Rose to Fame in Less than 180 Days Binance was founded on July 1, 2017. It became the biggest crypto exchange market in the world in a little under 6 months. Its initial coin offering was Binance Coin (BNB) that started at around ¢11 and now is valued around $10. It was over $24 in January this year. He Worked on Another Trading System before Founding Binance In 2005, Zhao was in Shanghai, where he founded Fusion Systems. It was a trading platform for brokers. He started his crypto journey in 2013 with blockchain.info. In 2014, he sold his Shanghai apartment for about $1 million to use this money on Bitcoin. He Loves Binance and wears Binance Well, this goes without saying. After all, he founded the company. But the fact is that he loves it so much that he isn’t passionate about houses or cars, but only Binance hoodies and T-shirts. He doesn’t own a single car or a house. But check him out in his mostly-black clothes. And since he’s generally seen in black, we’re guessing that’s his favorite color - like Steve Jobs. Always wears Binance and black. With Malta’s Prime Minister. Source: Twitter The Lambo Giveaway He seems to love rather unusual marketing tactics. Binance has offered several promotions. One of them had a Lamborghini as a giveaway! While CZ himself isn’t interested in cars, his company’s promotional methods have generated a lot of attention. Although we’ll have to give it to his marketing chief who came up with this idea. The LAMBO Giveaway He Worked at McDonald’s CZ was born in Jiangsu, a coastal province in China. His parents moved to Canada soon after he was born. As a teenager, he started working to help with the household expenses. In the 1980’s, he joined McDonald’s and flipped burgers to help his family. Later, he went to McGill University and studied Computer Science. He was also passionate about stock markets and trading, which made him choose this career. Same Colors? McDonald’s He’s Minting Money Now Worked at gas stations and McDonald’s, and he’s here now. His company, Binance, is expected to rake in about $1 billion in profits in 2018 alone. While big cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple saw a little downfall in their values this year, Binance has been booming and is making big bucks for CZ. With such unprecedented success, Zhao has become a crypto star, and rightly so. His company, Binance can easily handle 1.4 million transactions each second. The post 6 Facts About Changpeng Zhao (CZ Binance) You Probably Didn’t Know appeared first on CryptoPotato.

a month ago

Female guitar heroes have long played among us

The realm of guitar gods is not just a man’s world—even if the media has made it seem that way. In Rolling Stone’s most recent list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists,” of all time, there are only two women, and in Guitar World’s compilation of the top 30, there are none. And yet, a new study by guitar maker Fender found that 50% of new players are female. Fender’s report also notes that black and Hispanic players now represent a significant and growing share of new guitarists, but “Women continue to define the emerging guitar market...begging the question, is the future of guitar female?” Earlier this year, LA Magazine also ran a story with the headline “women are saving the electric guitar,” noting that females are boosting sales and hype in an otherwise flailing industry. Gibson, the maker of the classic Les Paul electric guitar, filed for bankruptcy this year after falling revenues and at least $100 million in debt obligations. Fender had to scrap its public offering in 2012, and Guitar Chain, the biggest retailer of music instruments in the world, struggles to restructure $1 billion in debt. The reasons for this vary, from the decline of rock music to the rise of electronic dance music and hip hop. The increasing number of women beginning to play guitar, however, might change that. Fender CEO, Andy Mooney, told Rolling Stone that the study’s findings suggest that the “Taylor Swift effect,” where more girls want to play guitar after seeing the strumming pop star, was more than just a fad. But Fender’s optimistic view of women’s role in the industry’s resurgence shouldn’t be the only reason female guitar legends rock our minds. The likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards are household names, but female guitar heroes deserve widespread recognition too. Here, we pay our dues. Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock and roll “Rock ‘n’ roll was bred between the church and the nightclubs in the soul of a queer black woman in the 1940s named Sister Rosetta Tharpe,” NPR writes. Rightly recognized in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Tharpe was a trailblazer as a young, gay, black woman making music in a male-dominated industry. She preceded icons like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Chuck Berry, many of which praised Tharpe for being a major influence. Her fusion of gospel, jazz, blues, and rock, helped define the genre. Joni Mitchell, far beyond folk Standing at number 75 on Rolling Stone’s most recent top 100 list, Joni Mitchell was a respected rhythm-guitar player who had a knack for tuning the instrument any way she wanted. Numerous musicians from different genres, including Prince, Chaka Khan, and Neil Diamond have cited Mitchell as an influence. With hits spanning different genres and featuring both acoustic and electric guitars, Mitchell has been called a more sophisticated musician than Bob Dylan. Her 1971 album, Blue, has been called a turning point in 20th century music, and tops NPR’s list of the greatest albums made by women. Bonnie Raitt, playing Americana blues This 10-time Grammy Award winner is known for her blues and roots music influences, and her hits include ballads such as “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” from 1991. Raitt ranks number 89 on Rolling Stone’s most recent list of top 100 guitarists, and she is one of only two women on the list (the other is Joni Mitchell.) Musician David Crosby, writes for Rolling Stone: “Raitt rolled out a fearsome repertoire of blues licks, fingerpicking with the best and wielding a slide like an old master. Most of all, she set a crucial precedent: When guitar was still considered a man’s game by many, Raitt busted down that barrier through sheer verve and skill.” Joan Jett, still rocking on Joan Jett is best known for founding the Runaways, and later performing as frontwoman for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. (Jett’s former bandmate, Lita Ford, the lead guitarist of the Runaways, is also an ‘80s rock icon whose expert guitar playing deserves recognition.) A documentary of Jett’s life and career, “Bad Reputation,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Jett was featured as one of the world’s 100 greatest artists by Rolling Stone in 2010, and praised for her all-or-nothing style of playing rhythm guitar. Jett is a long-time activist for equality in music, she sure loves rock ‘n’ roll, and is quite formidable when she plays it too. St. Vincent, the new school of rock History might be filled with many legendary female guitarists, but, as Fender’s report shows, that trend will hopefully continue to grow. Women are making some of the best rock music today, including Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail, and of course, Annie Clark who plays as St. Vincent. In 2016, Clark designed a custom guitar with Ernie Ball Music Man, which has been a success with both male and female players. But Clark’s work has been recognized before this: She won the 2015 Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album, the first femal

a month ago

What Is the Level01 Exchange?

Another day, another cryptocurrency exchange. So, what makes Level01 any different from the rest? In a sea of competition from established centralized exchanges and rapidly appearing decentralized ones, what value prop does Level01 offer and how does the technology hold up? I spoke to Jonathan Loi, CEO & Founder of Level01, to find out. Being decentralized, it’s a truly peer-to-peer trading platform offering the same security advantages of an exchange like IDEX. Yet it’s focused on a different niche-specifically, derivates trading. It’s also incorporating AI analytics to provide fair pricing based on market data. Finally, it offers a ton of tradable assets beyond crypto. “Our goal is to bring retail investor costs much closer to, or even below, what institutional investors would be expected to pay. While it will depend on asset/product, we would certainly aim to gradually improve on industry standards by at least half,” Loi explains. Advanced Technology Incorporating AI What about the technology? How is Level01 built on the front and backend and how will this benefit users? Level01 is built using microservices architecture, which is, according to Loi, “a fusion of numerous small, clear-cut and clustered services, each built using the technology suited for the purpose of the service.” The Level01 trading platform was initially launched on Android, but a web-based client and iOS app will be soon be released as well. So, what about the machine learning component? How many trading platforms are using a combination of blockchain and machine learning and what’s the benefit? “The machine learning algorithm is proprietary and custom-developed for our peer-to-peer platform,” Lois explains. “The algorithms dynamically balance risk/reward ratio of options contract pricing for the investors and traders, where if not available they would be constantly removing and reissuing live option contracts into the market if the contract pricing is no longer viable due to market movements.” How Does Level01 Hold Up Against Fiat Derivates Exchanges? In fiat denominated exchanges, the price of the currency is generally stable, however, crypto land is subject to dramatic volatility. But that doesn’t bother Loi. “Stability is relative,” he says. “While we agree that volatility of cryptocurrencies is higher than traditional currencies, we believe that in the future it will stabilize. Also, there is a demand from long-term investors in cryptocurrency to utilize their holdings in a broader way and we see an appeal of such a platform for them. Finally, we are thinking of ways to introduce synthetic hedges or eliminate direct exposure to cryptocurrency while trading on the Level01 exchange. So the ultimate goal is to be universal in terms of the underlying denomination of our contracts.” In other words, this is not your standard cryptocurrency exchange. Investors can trade a multitude of assets, ranging from crypto to commodities, stocks to indices. Big-Name Support Offering a wealth of tradable assets seems like a good way of crossing the chasm to mass adoption. At least, allowing traditional derivatives traders the chance to get their feet wet with cryptocurrency trading. Moreover, Level01 has accrued some big-name support in the form of partners like Thomson Reuters. “They’re our trusted partner in terms of data,” says Loi. “We work closely with them to make sure that their and Level01 data services run smoothly, reliably and most importantly, Level01 is always provided with the highest quality market data which is essential to allow traders any slight edge in the markets.” Thomas Reuters’ Head of Trading Market Development also happens to be a senior advisor on the board. The Android Beta is Out, What’s Next on the List? “Our immediate operation plans are focused on further product development and customer acquisition. The core technology of Level01 provides a strong value-add to the investment and trading community, and we intend to focus on building additional products around this core technology and grow awareness about such features.” With security, usability, advanced technology, and a desire to appeal to traders from the traditional and crypto spheres, Level01 looks to be in a class of its own. Whether traders will agree on that, however, remains to be seen. The post What Is the Level01 Exchange? appeared first on NullTX.

a month ago

Stephen Hawking left us bold predictions on AI, superhumans, and aliens

The late physicist Stephen Hawking’s last writings predict that a breed of superhumans will take over, having used genetic engineering to surpass their fellow beings. In Brief Answers to the Big Questions, to be published on Oct. 16 and excerpted today in the UK’s Sunday Times (paywall), Hawking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space. Artificial Intelligence Hawking delivers a grave warning on the importance of regulating AI, noting that “in the future AI could develop a will of its own, a will that is in conflict with ours.” A possible arms race over autonomous-weapons should be stopped before it can start, he writes, asking what would happen if a crash similar to the 2010 stock market Flash Crash happened with weapons. He continues: In short, the advent of super-intelligent AI would be either the best or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity. The real risk with AI isn’t malice, but competence. A super-intelligent AI will be extremely good at accomplishing its goals, and if those goals aren’t aligned with ours we’re in trouble. You’re probably not an evil ant-hater who steps on ants out of malice, but if you’re in charge of a hydroelectric green-energy project and there’s an anthill in the region to be flooded, too bad for the ants. Let’s not place humanity in the position of those ants. Earth’s bleak future, gene editing, and superhumans The bad news: At some point in the next 1,000 years, nuclear war or environmental calamity will “cripple earth.” However, by then, “our ingenious race will have found a way to slip the surly bonds of Earth and will therefore survive the disaster.” The earth’s other species probably won’t make it, though. The humans who do escape earth will probably be new “superhumans” who have used gene editing technology like CRISPR to outpace others. They’ll do so by defying laws against genetic engineering, improving their memories, disease resistance, and life expectancy, he says Hawking seems curiously enthusiastic about this final point, writing, “There is no time to wait for Darwinian evolution to make us more intelligent and better natured.” Once such superhumans appear, there are going to be significant political problems with the unimproved humans, who won’t be able to compete. Presumably, they will die out, or become unimportant. Instead, there will be a race of self-designing beings who are improving themselves at an ever-increasing rate. If the human race manages to redesign itself, it will probably spread out and colonise other planets and stars. Intelligent life in space Hawking acknowledges there are various explanations for why intelligent life hasn’t been found or has not visited earth. His predictions here aren’t so bold, but his preferred explanation is that humans have “overlooked” forms of intelligent life that are out there. Does God exist? No, Hawking says. The question is, is the way the universe began chosen by God for reasons we can’t understand, or was it determined by a law of science? I believe the second. If you like, you can call the laws of science “God”, but it wouldn’t be a personal God that you would meet and put questions to. The biggest threats to earth Threat number one one is an asteroid collision, like the one that killed the dinosaurs. However, “we have no defense” against that, Hawking writes. More immediately: climate change. “A rise in ocean temperature would melt the ice caps and cause the release of large amounts of carbon dioxide,” Hawking writes. “Both effects could make our climate like that of Venus with a temperature of 250C. The best idea humanity could implement Nuclear fusion power. That would give us clean energy with no pollution or global warming.

a month ago

AutoFair, A US-Based Car Dealership Sells First Car in Exchange for Dash

AutoFair, an automotive firm that bases its operations in New England, US has sold the first car in the country for Dash. The organization deals in new and pre-owned vehicles, and it has dealerships in eight locations of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The car was a 2012 Ford Fusion, and AutoFair sold it for 36,9855 Dash ($7,560). A point of sale app dubbed Anypay processed the upfront payment. The firm has rolled out a promotional discount for individuals that are willing to buy cars using cryptocurrency. (KE)

a month ago

How Chinese cuisine became India’s comfort food

On any given day in an Indian metropolis, foodies are spoiled for choice. There’s now Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, French patisserie, Mexican tacos, and more. But all these choices haven’t taken away the crowds inside the scores of Chinese restaurants that dot every city, with names like China Bowl, China Pearl, Chung Wah, Wangs, or Zhangs. From fancy establishments to neighbourhood joints, countless restaurants serve what is now recognised as quintessentially Indian Chinese food: spicy gravies, saucy noodles, and the legendary chicken or vegetable manchurian—always batter-fried and doused in chilli garlic sauce—all of which bear very little resemblance to the food actually eaten in China. “It’s like a comfort food for us,” Priya Bala, the author of Secret Sauce: Inspiring Stories of Great Indian Restaurants, told Quartz. “We don’t even think it’s Chinese; it’s very familiar and comforting.” So much so that even restaurants serving Indian food will usually include a Chinese section on the menu. This will feature all the usual favourites—fried rice, chilli chicken, sweet corn soup—and many will think nothing of ordering a dish or two. But how did Chinese food become so beloved in India? Like many great stories of food culture around the world, it begins with immigrants and the interaction between different communities, which over the centuries produced a hybrid cuisine that took on a life of its own in India. Calcutta calling The story of Indian Chinese food begins in 18th century Calcutta (now Kolkata), which the British East India Company established as the capital of British India. Located in the midst of a thriving trade route through which items like tea and silk were transported from China to Britain, Calcutta soon began to draw communities of skilled and unskilled Chinese workers. The very first Chinese migrant is believed to have been a tea trader named Yang Dazhao, popularly known as Yang Atchew, who arrived in 1778 and set up a sugar mill on land given to him by the British, bringing people from the mainland to work for him. By 1901, the census recorded 1,640 Chinese people living in the city, researchers Zhang Xing and Tansen Sen write in a chapter on the Chinese in south Asia in the Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora. By the end of the Second World War, they say, the number had surged to at least 26,250. These Chinese immigrants came from different regions but could broadly be categorised as Cantonese carpenters, Hakka shoemakers and tannery workers, Hubeinese dentists, and Shandong silk traders, Zing and Sen write. These immigrants would lay the roots for India’s obsession with Chinese cuisine. “(For) every community, wherever they go, food is an important way to create a sense of belonging and familiarity,” said Jayani Jeanne Bonnerjee, associate professor at the OP Jindal Global University, Haryana, who has studied the history of Calcutta’s Chinese community. In the city’s centrally located Chinatown, immigrants cooked their own food and peddlers began selling them on the streets to fellow Chinese workers. Then, in 1924, Calcutta’s first Chinese restaurant, Nanking, opened up, serving Cantonese food that reportedly went on to draw the likes of yesteryear Bollywood stars Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, besides a host of other Indians and Europeans living in the city. Several other Chinese-owned restaurants would open up over the following years, not just in Calcutta but in Bombay, too, where there was another sizable community of immigrants. But it was in Calcutta where the cuisine would begin to evolve, catering more to Indian tastes. From Chinese to Indian Chinese There isn’t a lot of academic work on how exactly Chinese food began adapting itself to Indian tastes, but various accounts place its starting point in Calcutta’s second Chinatown, located in Tangra, where the Hakka Chinese set up leather tanneries. The restaurants they went on to establish in the area began incorporating techniques to make food more appealing for Indian customers, notably using a lot more of chilli. How the idea of Indianised Chinese food spread from Tangra to the rest of the country is also a bit unclear. What we do know is that in about 1974, India’s first Sichuan restaurant opened up at the Taj Mahal hotel in Bombay, introducing locals to a type of Chinese food they had never experienced before: fiery hot. “So people started going to lesser establishments and demanding that kind of Chinese food,” journalist and food writer Vir Sanghvi told Quartz. To cater to this growing demand, he explained, the owners of Chinese restaurants set out to create a cuisine that incorporated these tastes. “They didn’t have ingredients like Sichuan peppers and all the things that the Taj had access to, so they improvised. Basically the principle was that you deep-fried meat and you put it in a gravy that had been thickened with cornstarch, and for spices you used Indian spices as much as possible,” Sanghvi said. The evolution of

a month ago

Interview with DJ Qian from Blocfest 2018. DJ describes 2 pr...

Interview with DJ Qian from Blocfest 2018. DJ describes 2 problems that FUSION is trying to solve: 1.... https://t.co/DewpomYGYJ...

a month ago

Hard-to-read fonts can help boost your memory

Last week, Melbourne’s RMIT University unveiled Sans Foretica, a new custom-designed typeface that, according to its creators, helps readers retain what they read. The clunky, hard-to-read sans serif would probably be considered a “bad font” by typographers, who are trained to labor over the minutia of letterforms with the aim of arriving at the most legible and elegant typefaces. But Sans Forgetica’s designers broke the rules of typeface design for good reason. “Sans Forgetica works by a learning principle called ‘desirable difficulty,’ explains behavioral economist Jo Peryman. “[It’s] when an obstruction is added to the learning process in order to promote deeper cognitive processing, which results in better memory retention.” The designers tested the font on 400 students: 57% successfully memorized text written in the Sans Forgetica font, compared to 50% who read it in Arial. Coined by Stanford University professor Robert A. Bjork, other examples of “desirable difficulty” exercises include requiring students to solve puzzles to get a piece or information and presenting lessons out of order. The point is to get students actively involved in the process of learning. Sans Forgetica has two unique features designed to trip readers: First, the gaps within the letterforms compel them to mentally fill in the blank spaces and, in the process, slow down their reading pace. Second, the font’s unusual backslant—a typographic convention typically used to denote rivers in maps—is intended to make sentences more difficult to read. Work for it. “For me, Sans Forgetica is more than the look of the typeface. It’s quite a rare fusion of research and practice” says typographer Stephen Banham, who worked with his colleagues at the Behavioural Business Lab and the marketing agency Naked Communications. RMIT claims that Sans Forgetica is the world’s first font designed to boost memory, but the research on fonts and memory isn’t new. The concept builds on a 2010 Princeton University study that suggests using hard to read or “disfluent fonts” helps us remember things. “I can say that it is based on sound principles,” says Daniel Oppenheimer, professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon and co-author of the seminal research, Fortune favors the bold (and the Italicized): Effects of disfluency on educational outcomes. “One thing I noticed when looking at examples of this font is that it isn’t just hard to read, but it takes into account other principles of desirable difficulties.” He points to the “generation effect,” which involves requiring readers to f_ll in bl_nks in a way that can make items more me_orable. “The font seems to adopt this principle,” he says, referring to the gaps within each letterform. While Oppenheimer wasn’t privy to the details of the testing, he’s optimistic about Sans Forgetica’s efficacy. “When I published my findings a few years ago, many people asked me which font they should use to maximize learning [but] I didn’t have an answer,” he says. “The advance here rectifies that.” Sans Forgetica can be downloaded for free as an OpenType file (for PCs or Macs) and as a Chrome extension on RMIT’s website.

a month ago

The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day One Round-Up

The fifth rendition of The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis (HCPP18) opened on October 5, 2018, in Prague, Czech Republic. The three-day event welcomed a fusion of developers, artists, politicians, and activists into one cryptic-centric location to discuss the year’s theme: New Order. Two Sides of a New Order The opening press conference held on the first floor of the Institute...Read More. The post by Liam J Kelly appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News...

a month ago

Fintech Fusion Shows Ireland’s Intent to Promote Blockchain Hub

Fintech Fusion, a new Irish research program costing EUR 7 million is being launched to focus on paytech, regtech and insuretech technologies. The project is the brainchild of Dublin’s Science Foundation Ireland’s Adapt Centre and will enable more data-driven research into blockchain development and big data, say its creators. The research will also address the ... The post Fintech Fusion Shows Ireland’s Intent to Promote Blockchain Hub appeared first on BitcoinNews.com....

2 months ago

Ireland Launches €7 Million Fintech Research Programme

The Science Foundation Ireland’s Adapt Centre recently launched a €7m fintech research programme aimed at encouraging the growth of regtech, insuretech and paytech technologies. The programme called Fintech Fusion will address how fintech can transform businesses through data-driven research. The researchers will team up with other experts from other companies including Microsoft and Fidelity Investment to develop solutions that will impact the industry. The launch of the ambitious programme is expected to transform Ireland into a fintech hub. (VK)

2 months ago

Ireland Launches €5M Project Focusing on Blockchain & Other Innovative Tech, it Will Run Until 2022

On Friday, September 21, this year, the Irish government rolled out a €5 million financial technology (fintech) project aimed at researching and developing solutions that are associated with blockchain tech for a 5-year period. The project is dubbed FinTech Fusion and will be handled by the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology....

2 months ago

Irish Government Launches $5 Million FinTech Project Targeting Innovative Technologies

The Irish government has launched the FinTech Fusion, a financial technology research and development project. The $5 million projects will be managed by the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology and is expected to run for about 5 years. Reports indicate that the innovative project will run in Trinity College based in Dublin. The project aims at developing innovative technologies such as blockchain, regulation technology and online payments. (VK)

2 months ago

The perfect profit model一WFN+WA

**WFN+WA最完美的赢利模式** **The perfect profit model一WFN+WA** 区块链技术可以说是资产的高速公路,在区块链飞速发展的大背景下,通证应运而生,通证作为跑在高速公路上的车即资产的载体,正如没有了车,高速公路就没有了意义一样,其在过程中发挥着变革性作用是极大的。 Blockchain technology can be said to be an highway of assets. Under the background of rapid development of blockchain, the token emerges as the times require, and the token is the carrier of the vehicle that runs on the highway, Just as highways have no meaning without cars, and its transformative role in the process is enormous. 国石WFN通证与WA融合模式的出现,为死寂沉闷的行业擦亮了前进的方向,用明灯指引行业开拓新的蓝海。 The emergence of the fusion model of National Stone WFN token and the WA has brightened the way forward for the deathly and dull industry, and guided the industry to open up a new blue ocean with bright lights. **1、国石WFN通证是第四代区块链技术的代表作** **1. National Stone WFN Token is the masterpiece of the fourth generation of blockchain technology** 国石WFN通证,拥有自己的核心技术,创建第四代区块链技术体系,其技术先进性超越比特币、以太坊,实现技术重大突破!现阶段进行全球布局,建立全球生态,创建有价值的国石WFN通证。 National Stone WFN Token has its own core technology and creates the fourth-generation blockchain technology system. Its technological advancement surpasses Bitcoin and Ethereum to achieve a major technological breakthrough! At this stage, we are deploying the global layout, establishing the global ecosystem, and creating a valuable National Stone WFN Token. WFN团队的创举,得到全球区块链联盟的充分认可!WFN团队不仅在全球范围内建立WFN通证生态,而且还建立全球分布式通证交易平台,向全球范围内发展战略合作伙伴,汇聚全球项目方、节点代理、技术团队,社群运营团队,为实现布局全球的远景规划奠定厚实的基础。 The pioneering work of the WFN team is fully recognized by the International Blockchain Alliance! The WFN team not only establishes the WFN token ecosystem on a global scale, it also establishes a global distributed trading platform to develop strategic partners around the world, bringing together global project parties, node agents, technical teams, and community operations teams to lay a solid foundation for achieving a global vision. **2、WAFCOIN根据平衡挖矿机制推出WA通证** **2. WAFCOIN launches WA token according to balanced mining mechanism** WAFCOIN在结合了主流的挖矿模式之外,还构建了一条原点价值与市值分析并行的价值生态圈,Wafcoin通证交易平台皆在打造一条全球生态公链,采用DPOS+POW共识算法,组建100个节点共建社群,共同治理Wafcoin平台。 In addition to the mainstream mining model, WAFCOIN has also built a value ecosystem with the origin value and market value analysis. The Wafcoin token trading platform aims to create a global ecological public chain, using the DPOS+POW consensus algorithm to set up a 100-node community to jointly govern the Wafcoin platform. 节点构架上,Wafcoin通证交易平台设有抵押机制,主节点可以享受每天交易手续费千5-10分佣。 On the node architecture, the Wafcoin token trading platform has a mortgage mechanism, and the major node can enjoy a daily transaction fee of 5-10 in a thousand dividends. 此外,WA设有规模调整机制,持有WA越多挖矿相对就越快,WA设有规模调整机制,持有WA越多挖矿相对就越快,凡持有WA通证的用户均可可享受平台每天交易收益高额分红,主节点享有OTC商家资格Wafcoin为用户提供安全,高效的体验,为用户节省交易成本,为合伙人提供稳定,长久的收益平台。 In addition, WA has a scale adjustment mechanism. The more you hold the WA, the faster the mining is. The WA has a scale adjustment mechanism. The more you hold the WA, the faster the mining is. The users who hold the WA token can enjoy the high dividends on the daily trading dividends of the platform. The main node enjoys the OTC merchant qualification. Wafcoin provides users with a safe and efficient experience, saves transaction costs for users, and provides a stable and long-term profit platform for partners. **3、WFN+WA最完美的赢利模式** **3, The most perfect profit model -WFN + WA** WA作为Wafcoin通证交易平台发行的平台通证,可以用于兑换比特币、莱特币、以太坊等主流通证,但比特币、莱特币、以太坊等主流通证是基于区块链3.0技术发行的通证,而国石WFN通证则是基于第四代区块链技术发行的全新通证,相比技术性来说要远远高出前者,价值上WFN流通于全球各大主流平台,并与WA交易挖矿模式并行,不难预见未来国石WFN通证将会有无限的可能。通过wfn的交易,得到wa,客户通过wfn的交易产生利润,而且免费获得wa,又得到利润,双重利润,两者结合才是最完美的赢利模式。 WA is a platform token issued by the Wafcoin token trading platform, which can be used to exchange bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and other main stream tokens, but Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and other main stream tokens are issuing based on blockchain 3.0 technology. While National Stone WFN Token is a brand new token based on the fourth generation of blockchain technology, compared with the technology, the value of WFN is much higher than that of the former, and the value of WFN circulates on the mainstream platforms around the world, and parallel with the WA trading and mining model, it is not difficult to foresee that there will be unlimited possibilities for future of WFN token. Through WFN transactions, we can get WA, customers generate profits through WFN transactions, and get WA for free, and get profits, double profits, the combination of the two is the most perfect profit model. **4、WFN在技术上完全超越比特币、以太坊,其商用价值将随着全球布局和生态建设日益凸显。** **4. In terms of technology, WFN completely surpasses Bitcoin and Ethereum , and its commercial value will become increasingly prominent with global layout and ecological construction.** 从这个意义上,传统意义上的挖矿模式注定是失败的,在没有制衡的区块链的泡沫之中,走上高位的新交易所会继续复制权力变现的老路,而WFN+WA相结合形式的出现,将在平衡交易挖矿模式兴起后彻底颠覆现有的挖矿机制,抛开牢笼的枷锁,开创通证经济领域的新蓝海! In this sense, the traditional mining model is doomed to failure. In the bubble...

2 months ago

(2/2) FUSION is also excited to reveal that we have 11 free ...

(2/2) FUSION is also excited to reveal that we have 11 free tickets to 'Blocfest' to give to community members 😃👏🙌... https://t.co/nLV53U0Pex...

2 months ago

(1/2) Dear FUSIONites, on the 26th of September FUSION will ...

(1/2) Dear FUSIONites, on the 26th of September FUSION will attend Malaysia’s biggest #Blockchain Conference ‘Blocf... https://t.co/RnFmFisaZF...

2 months ago

43 New Tokens to Be Added to Ethos Universal Wallet

The Ethos blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem recently announced that the upcoming 1.3 update to its Universal Wallet will include 43 new token integrations. The app will be updated for both Android and iOS devices and will be released following the completion of the current beta-testing. The wallet recently announced the integration of Dash and Litecoin, and will soon be followed by numerous popular projects including Pundi X, Quantstamp, NAGA, Fusion, Mainframe, District0x, Huobi Token, and UTRUST. (JF)

2 months ago

Coinsuper Lists Banyan Network (BBN), Offers Zero-Fee Trading in HOLD

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinsuper is celebrating a couple of altcoins today. The exchange announced on Twitter that Banyan Network (BBN) is now listed. Banyan is a “data fusion network”, and the BBN coin is down fractionally today. Coinsuper also announced that HOLD, which provides crypto-backed cash advances, is live on the exchange’s CEN trading zone where traders can buy and sell HOLD for zero trading fees for the next few months. In recent days, HOLD also inked a deal with BitGo to offer a storage solution to customers. (GT)

2 months ago

Daily Berminal Brief (9/3/18): Bitcoin Reaches $7,300 Target and a Handful of Altcoins Hold on to Their Recent Gains

1) Speaking to CNBC, Tom Lee said that bitcoin would possibly trade at $20,000 at the end of this year. He said this would be attributed to emerging ETFs and the asset's strong performance. Additionally, he said the contributing factor would also be the decline of the US dollar due to the US conflict with countries like Iran, China, Turkey; as a result, the Federal Reserve will slow the policy on interest rate hike, making people resort to bitcoin and increase its prices. 2) The report released by the ICO advisory firm Satis Group has made the news cycle rounds and caused a lot of stir. From claiming many ICO’s and utility tokens will go bust while currency and privacy coins like Monero (XMR) will be the best performers, they also made some price predictions as to where the market is headed. One of the more near term predictions is that the cryptocurrency market will reach a total market cap valuation of $1 Trillion by 2021, indicating that the market will increase in value more than four times its current value of nearly $240 Billion over the next couple of years. 3) Most cryptocurrency investors are aware of the rather unique relationship between Tether (USDT) and BitFinex and the rumors of manipulation will begin to churn again as $100 million USDT are currently en route to Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange. Hundreds of millions of USDT were sent to various exchanges during the height of the 2017 bull run and researchers and regulators point to the ‘manipulation’ as the reason for BTC reaching an all high. The most recent transfers of USDT led to significant leaps in BTC price. A July 24 transfer was followed by a $800 movement and the most recent infusion (August 21) lead to a $650 pop in BTC price. It is yet to be determined what the impact of today’s transfer will be but traders will certainly be keeping a close eye on the charts. (Read more at the Berminal's Medium page)

2 months ago

100 Million Tether (USDT) are En Route to Bitfinex...Again

Most cryptocurrency investors are aware of the rather unique relationship between Tether (USDT) and BitFinex and the rumors of manipulation will begin to churn again as $100 million USDT are currently en route to Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange. Hundreds of millions of USDT were sent to various exchanges during the height of the 2017 bull run and researchers and regulators point to the ‘manipulation’ as the reason for BTC reaching an all high. The most recent transfers of USDT led to significant leaps in BTC price. A July 24 transfer was followed by a $800 movement and the most recent infusion (August 21) lead to a $650 pop in BTC price. It is yet to be determined what the impact of today’s transfer will be but traders will certainly be keeping a close eye on the charts. (RS)

2 months ago

FUSION CMO Holly Kasun gave in-depth answers to an incredibl...

FUSION CMO Holly Kasun gave in-depth answers to an incredible 46 community questions over multiple hours on the 23r... https://t.co/5NYV2lIMPO...

3 months ago

As said few days ago, Fusion will attend and be a sponsor of...

As said few days ago, Fusion will attend and be a sponsor of the Blockchain Summit in Singapore which will take pla... https://t.co/L37xZMQ7oV...

3 months ago

Ethfinex Lists a Trio of ERC20 Tokens, Digix Gold and Autonio AI Soar on Zero Maker Fees

Ethfinex, which is a trading platform for ERC20 tokens, has added a trio of new coins. The exchange announced on Twitter support for Banyan Network (BBN), Autonio AI (NIO) and Digix Gold (DGX). The coins are available for trading with zero maker fees until Aug. 26. The coins were selected on the heels of a vote by the Ethfinex community. Banyan is a global data fusion network, Autonio is a decentralized AI-fueled trading application and Digix Gold represents physical gold on the blockchain. DGX and NIO advanced 9% and 11%, respectively, on the development, while BBN is trading lower. (GT)

3 months ago

SALT After CEO's Departure

Last month, Shawn Owen, the CEO of SALT abruptly decided to leave the company, which caused confusion and rumours of exit scam in the community. The company then placed Bill Sinclair as its interim President and CEO. Also, SALT refused a buy-out from Nexo, one of its biggest competitors. Additionally, SALT's development team continued to make progress throughout this time Sinclair said they have no interest in selling. SALT also expanded to 35 US states and introduced a new PoA program to give flexible loan structures. SALT is currently priced at $0.4669, gaining 2.85% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

3 months ago

FUSION Executive Director, Charles Poliacof, will be answeri...

FUSION Executive Director, Charles Poliacof, will be answering #community questions in the official FUSION Telegram... https://t.co/sgRsFORj6f...

3 months ago

Dear FUSIONites, please check out this important update on t...

Dear FUSIONites, please check out this important update on the development of the FUSION Main Net. We appreciate yo... https://t.co/OOP3CeEGcm...

3 months ago

Some more great news on the Fusion team front - Andre Cronje...

Some more great news on the Fusion team front - Andre Cronje has joined as Head of Innovation and Technology - Welc... https://t.co/mKMnX6Lr8G...

3 months ago

Dear FUSIONites, check out this snap of FUSION devs hard at ...

Dear FUSIONites, check out this snap of FUSION devs hard at work building innovative cryptographic technologies lik... https://t.co/KQKAbjHzze...

4 months ago

ETH Misses $500 Mark amid Google’s Temporary Delisting of Popular ETH Wallet

The ETH price remains under the $500 level and shed 2.3% in the last 24-hour period as Google temporarily removed a popular ETH wallet from its Chrome extension web store. MetaMask, which is a way that traders access their ETH wallet on MyEtherWallet, was removed from the Chrome Web Store for part of the day. The confusion was blamed on a technical glitch. Meanwhile, trading volume in ETH is somewhat modest at $1.6 billion. The broader cryptocurrency markets are also under pressure in response to the SEC's decision to reject a bitcoin ETF proposed by the Winklevoss twins. (GT)

4 months ago

Fundstrat's Tom Lee: Bitcoin $25,000 Remains in Sight

Fundstrat Co-Founder Thomas Lee is reiterating his bullish call for the bitcoin price. Lee predicted earlier this year that the bitcoin price would reach $25,000 by year-end, but when the downtrend persisted, he created some confusion when he reneged on it somewhat. Now he’s back to his bullish outlook, telling CNBC: “We still believe it's possible to reach $25,000 by year end.” The bitcoin price in the past 24-hour period is trading fractionally higher on volume of $6 billion. Yesterday, the bitcoin price rallied to $8,500 on the No. 5 cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Bitfinex, as CCN reported. (GT)

4 months ago

‘Blockchain Partners Summit 2018’ Government Regulations, Transparency, and Blockchain Expansion

During the ‘2018 Blockchain Partners Summit’ in Korea, CEOs and representatives from 31 blockchain companies gathered to discuss current challenges and developments within the blockchain industry. The main topics during the first session evolved around how the industry could overcome current market situations and doubtful views upon the industry itself. “The market is growing fast," said Da Hongfai, founder and CEO of Neo. "The biggest obstacle to the current technology diffusion is regulation. It took six years for bankers to know about blockchain technology after Bitcoin was first launched in 2009. Innovation takes a long time before people recognize it." Philip Sander, head of Frankfurt Blockchain Center, also stressed the importance of patience, ”It took us 10 years until the iPhone became popular on the market, and it will take around 10 years until everyone knows about blockchain. We must educate seniors not to shut down the system and educate policy makers about the technology.” (KK)

4 months ago

Aries Wang, Co-Founder of Bibox Exchange, to Release "Crypto Economies" Book

Bibox Exchange Co-Founder Aries Wang is a blockchain pioneer. In addition to co-founding Bibox and helping it to attain a top-10 spot on CoinMarketCap within a year, Wang is also involved with Blockwater Capital, which backs blockchain startups including Fusion and Fantom. He’s also behind the Bibox Fund, which invests in coins ranging from PCHAIN to EOS. Now Wang is putting his experiences into a book entitled “Crypto Economies,” which will be unveiled by year-end. (GT)

4 months ago

FUSION is excited to announce the joining of Ziad Makkawi to...

FUSION is excited to announce the joining of Ziad Makkawi to the FUSION Foundation Intelligence team. As the former... https://t.co/EYIfDCqQPW...

4 months ago

Vote for FUSION on Binance!!!

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5 months ago

Money is made by sitting on Fusion

The original quote is “money is mad by sitting” but I decided to adapt it for Fusion, for the time being is the most promising asset for me to hold. The quote doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to famous trader Jesse Livemore. Everyone of us , participate in financial transaction for a single purpose, profit. The joy of making money, getting the feedback from the market as you are right , is very satisfying. No one can ignore that. It seems , the simplest task, is sitting by doing nothing tough seems quite easy, when you are actually in the market is not that easy. The quote is originally is like this ““After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: it never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It was always my sitting. Got that? My sitting tight!” There is also another assumption here. Which is, when you make your thinking and made up your mind and bought whatever you like to buy, then all you have to wait and hold tight till the moment you think the asset you bought reaches the price you expected. So, deep down, if we analyze this, he says, finding the right coin is achievable by simple deduction methodology, tough holding on to it harder. When you think you got the right investment, all you have to do , is sit tight, not to trade the waves, even tough sometimes you see that an downside is coming, without regretting not getting out and buying back. That is the hardest task. Because, even tough sometimes your perception of the market might ( most probably) not true. And market has proven that over and over again that , when the market sentiment is over bearish or over bullish, it is probably a pivotal moment. It has been proven over and over again, so we can depend on that statistic that, what we think will happen , our perception is mostly misleading. Again as Jesse Livemore said, “It is no trick at all to be right on the market,” he adds. “I’ve known many [traders] who were right at exactly the right time, and began buying or selling stocks when prices were at the very level that should show the greatest profit. And their experience invariably matched mine; that is, they made no real money out of it. [Traders] who can both be right and sit tight are uncommon. I found it one of the hardest things to learn. But it is only after a stock operator has firmly grasped this that he can make the big money.” Thats why, when I find something that I like, I have a tendency to hold it , till it reaches the price that I think it worths. One way to be sure of what you are holding is the right thing to hold, is to check it’s relative performance over other alternatives. Fusion since that last big rally, still consolidating while, still getting oversold like other coins. In fact it seems to setting up a nice setup against ETH, as far I as I can sort out of Bibox Charts. So, I think Fusion is one of the best choices that you need to hold on, as it is also fundamentally a cheap coin. I am applying some pricing for each investment , as well as Crypto investment valuation.( https://medium.com/@barszen/different-approaches-to-value-cryptocurrencies-22bbfa080102) I am also applying these fundamentals for Fusion too. We will be seeing more of the fundamentals when the test net is released , this month. I believe , still Fusion, if the product delivered as expected, has great potential. I have no intention to neither trade or leave it before it reaches that valuation. Mr Turquoise https://medium.com/@barszen/money-is-made-by-sitting-on-fusion-10f442270132...

6 months ago

Where is the value that has not been discovered yet about Fusion

Everybody is looking for the next Ethereum run. We want to invest 100 bucks and it will be 400.000 usd. But have you ever thought what was the reason behind that run? If you really find out the next ETH run , you should have a solid understanding of why ETH performed very well.What was the reason behind it? Do you think it is just marketing? Absolutely not! Lets examine, what is making big money... Before ETH, it was all Bitcoin. It was the idea of blockchain etc, you know the story. Bitcoin was a transformation from fiat currency to digital currency, first of its kind. It was a revolution , so it made fortunes for that lucky bastards who hold on to their Bitcoins. I am jealous of them. It was a idealogical revolution. But, something changed with the arrival of ETH. It was also a digital asset but the main thing that made that huge gains was the "Smart Contract" idea. It the transformed “digital asset” into something that can be transformed into any shape the user wants to . It was like invention of "digital check". It was a redefinition. It was also a idealogical revolution. After BTC or ETH, we have seen so many replicas of them. Some even did performed better than BTC or ETH but they never succeed as Bitcoin or ETH did. Because they didn’t have anything original. The market rewarded the revolutionary idea while gave almost nothing to replicas, so to say. Now we have Fusion, with a revolutionary idea. People haven’t noticed it yet. Still , some ICO Reviewers took a look at it but didn’t see the hidden gem. They didn’t see the revolutionary idea behind it. Probably because they have IT background. Let me explain to you, Briefly, just like ETH transformed “digital assets” into “digital checks” that you can custom the date or the terms of execution. Fusion is transforming the “digital assets” into “ digital bonds” “ digital loans” “digital equities” “ digital discounted cash flows”. Simple is that. This is also an idealogical revolution. Loans, bonds, Treasury bills , these instruments are all calculated and traded on a financial logic. That logic is “ Discounting the future cash flows into today and adding them up” . That’s the way how a bond, loan, bill or any financial asset is valued. If you don’t have a token, that naturally you can define it as a sum of “ discounted cash flow series” , that coin is worthless in Finance. This is what Ian Balina doesn’t know while shilling Wanchain. If he had spend long hours valuing bonds, cash flows like I did, you would have seen that Fusion has the right tool to do it. While there are many competitors in the Cryptospace who want to replace the Financial Infrastructure of the CryptoFinance. Only Fusion’s token has the right Token to do so. To be the CryptoFinancial infrastructure, one blockchain has to be interoperable. That is a must. It is necessary but not sufficient. The token should be defined and made properly. What others don’t have the right token. Fusion has it! Fusion token , is going to be such a way that, it will enable time or event triggers. Which is a must for fixing interest rates , Options, insurance events or almost any financial event. An option will always have a condition like “ If BTC trades above 10.000 usd” then I will have the right to but Bitcoin at @9.500 usd, for example. This is an event trigger. Or lets talk about bonds, loans; I will try to keep it simple as I can. Suppose , you will have 100 Usd in a years time ( Flow A). And another 100 usd in 2 years time( Flow B) , another 100 usd after 3 ( Flow C )years time. And also interest rates in the economy is %10 ( too high just for the sake of example) Flow A will worth : 90 usd today. You have to discount 100 usd by %10 interest per year ( 1 year time trigger) Flow B: will worth: 81 usd today. Because there are two period to discount. We discount them twice ( 2 year time trigger) Flow C: will worth 74 usd today. As we discount 100 usd for 3 times So totally a cash flow like this will worth 90+81+74=245 usd. You can exchange this Cash Flow with 245 usd. These are the same things. That what banks do when they give you the loan. They price it like this. They give you 245 usd, and expect 100 usd each year for the next 3 years. Fusion token will naturally will have this discounted cashflow pricing mechanism embedded into its native token. That’s why Fusion is so big.. It doesn’t matter what alliances you make or what connections you have. It doesn’t matter how many shiller say it is gonna X1000, if you don’t have the right tool. It is just hype! Fusion is the CyrptoFinance token to rule all financial transactions. If you look at Fusion’s WP, you will find out where there is a huge gap in finance. And also realize that ordinary tokens or coins can not fill that gap without having tokens specially designed for it. https://medium.com/@barszen/where-is-the-value-that-has-not-been-discovered-yet-about-fusion-f3c3409182ce...

6 months ago

DJ stopped by the TG group- A huge speculation by me

Today DJ has stopped by the TG group and has a little talk. He was returning back from NY, where he will be back in a few days for Consensus. It was not efficient as an AMA session. Still there might be some points to underline. - His beginning argument was about creating more value on the blockchain. - His second argument was about what financial apps to be created as a first step. I think, this is a positive sign. I will make a wild guess here; if any CEO of blockchain starts thinking about , where to find customers, we might suggest that , most of the thinking and solving the architect of the core of the blockchain itself has been done complete. As investors, we are impatiently waiting for the product (the release of test net and main net). But if Dj is thinking about finding customers to attract to the blockchain, he is probably mentally ahead of where we are. So that is a plus! Now, you all know, I am a speculator. Here is my speculation. I am going to make some speculation here; - There is Consensus in NY in a few days, but he was coming back from NY , sounded a bit strange , as he will be back there again. This trip might be unplanned. - He has some sort of relation with Nasdaq - I have NASDAQ announcement that says " they might be interested in Cyrpto currency exchanging" just 2 days ago - keep in mind DJ's enthusiasm about " attracting more value to the blockchain" ( mentioned 5 times) Which might a thing that exchange wanted - I know NASDAQ is based in New York - I know DJ was in New York just 2 days after that What do you get? Just a speculation but you get the picture, right? I have always claimed that the time between "test net" and "main net" is so close that, DJ and the team will try to deliver almost finished product. But , in previous chat DJ was saying "the test net to be launched in May" . This time he replied "I said, I will try to bring it to you in May". That " try" word might mean , we are a bit behind schedule, says me, a paranoid. No, not very strong argument but still..If that is the case then it would be the best if we update the road map sooner the better. Also Ahmed pointed, a good point, about correcting the initial road map on the website. There was a question about a country launching a cryptocurrency, although Venezuela has already decided to do so, DJ answered as "I think so". As he previously stated as well, Fusion will be interoperable with BTC, ETH, ERC20 and USDT. DJ says it will be important to have fiat backed cyrpto asset interoperability will be a major key. Which I totally agree. while also I don't share his concerns about USDT default as Fusion smart contract will be promising just USDT , not USDT's Fiat convertibility. That's more of USDT issuer's problem. He explains, the reasoning of why these 4 cryptos are selected as "We will add all finally. But there are special reasons to start from these 4. BTC, ETH, no doubt, the biggest two. ERC20, easy and we have to do that because we need to finish the easy lock in and swap for FSN. USDT to demonstrate a token anchoring to fiat could also interact with others.Only with these four kinds, we can do a lot of things already. And then, we will add more and more by batches" Another question was about , maybe a release of another batch of codes to released, as investors are eager to have the product as soon as possible. IF there were to be any delay, I suggest the code that has be done till the end of May should be released.That would take of some of the pressure from the shoulders of the devs. Here is a key point from DJ. DJ stated that so far blockchain projects were priced with their market cap but with Fusion the valuation will depend what is traded on Fusion. I personally don't believe valuations do not consider values that transact on blockchain. I have been thinking about this for so long that, I will be publishing another article about blockchain valuations. But that is totally another article But for this case, what he says is key to FSN value. Which is , in fact the most important thing after my speculation , he mentioned that was: FSN tokens utilisation: "FSN will be used as gas for 1. Time & Event judgement 2. Ledger booking 3. Feul for smart contract running" Now this has far more implications. Huge implications, honestly: I think what DJ wanted to define with "valuation of Fusion" with what is traded on Fusion, was in this sentence. Now, so far everybody was thinking that there can be 10 billions usd of value on Fusion so the value of FSN token will be something related to that amount! Now we see that is wrong! As, these funds are moving on the blockchain, executing transactions, ledgers are being kept, these all will consume FSN. Ladies Gentlemen, if you did believe that 10 billions of funds will be trading on Fusion , you have increase your previous price target for FSN Because: The FSN value will be based on : 10 billion x Turnover ( The more aggressive the fund, more ex...

7 months ago

Thoughts about the FUSION AMA with Bin Jiang and DJ today

I have been waiting for this AMA so badly that, I cancelled my sports class and waited home. There are very good points as well some unclear to be underlined ; or things to be taken out from this short AMA session. The thoughts are here are not investment advise or anything, everybody should read the telegram chat and decide. - It is always nice to see DJ jumping on board when things get in a way that someone has to jump on board and lead. He is always there. Very nice feeling. - On a previous session, he mentioned that " he doesn't want to spend the investors money on something that will satisfy investors for an hour" like spending some fund to be listed exchange. That is a big plus on my side! He is honest! - Bin Jiang couldn't catch up with all the questions, I think there are better ways to organize AMA sessions, but he had good intention to reply everything he could. - I was a bit getting nervous about test net honestly and after insisting on more before todays session and couldn't get a proper reply, I was about to freak out , but then DJ appeared and said "the test net to be finished by May." - Another positive point is that. They say they will deliver test net in May. And Deliver the main net in Q2, which is latest end of June. This means, they think they will not adjust or correct too many things. So I assume a big plus here, they are trying to deliver a clean, original and almost ready product for the test net. Another big plus from my side. - There has been some criticism for the Java code they have used in the VM. Bin Jiang explained the reasoning and told " The reason we released VM in java is that we want to prove the design fast. Actually in mainnet, we are using GO - There were questions about the TPS, but that was previously answered by DJ. We care about Financial Smart contracts Per Second in that sense. - Jiang also tells us that at the main net: 1. Lock in& Lock out 2. Split token by time (financial functions) 3. Optimized VM for finance will be the key features - Also he states the key technical issue is with "Safe distributed private key control/management". And a plus to mention is he stated " We are very confident with the consensus we design" - Another nice quote I have to take is " The amazing part of FUSION is that our technology team can do much more than developing a project based on another one. We absorbed some projects excellent features, but we are not based on any other existing projects. From test net code in May, you will find out" - One of the most common asked question is "cons and pros of Fusion against Wanchain" . Jiang replied "From my perspective, these are quite different projects, no matter targeting market, technical design.". ( This is a tech guy answer, we had some debates about this. I will write what I think about it, below about this article) - He says " There will be a very amazing function that no other blockchain has created before even on the first version of FUSION: Split token based on value of timing." about Fusion. And I think this has far more implications that thought. Also he says "Fusion will realize it with a enhanced model of UTXO" - There will be new devs coming in as a good news. I understand that "the question of how we will do this" is almost done. The work has started but probably %30-40 is done but it is down the road. That is how I felt no hard evidence. - I asked about parallel computing need for Financial instruments like "Options" that need calculations of standard deviations of prices and distributions curves etc but I couldn't get an answer. - Also, there were Jiang's CV or past experience was asked but that didn't go through as well. - Another important point is that after Jiang, DJ started to talk at the chat and he said "Sure. If you pay attention to FUSION announcements, you will find out there is a FUSION Foundation Intelligence Meeting on May 17th. Something really matters will be announced that day.". So we are waiting for the 17 th of May. - We also got the news that there are already ongoing projects , wallets , dapps going on , built on Fusion - One point is that, on going problems with blockchain, scaling etc, I am a bit worried that Hashgraph might overtake blockchain tech. I asked if Fusion is also operable on Hashgraph but Jiang says not yet, they know it but there might be some issues with interoperability. I think one potential threat might be that. - When you are looking for a coin to moon , only real thing you should be looking is that a leader who says " I have been dreamt of doing project like FUSION for long. I am not doing FUSION for money, but for self accomplishment." and has the experience and the track who can actually do that. So briefly that was the AMA, I sometimes wonder if how much Satoshi Nakamoto knew what he was gonna achieve or even Vitalik for example. Did they really know that what they were doing was a huge thing? I doubt that! No one does. You are full of suspicion...

7 months ago


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