Skycoin SKY

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2 days ago

Revealed: McAfee 2020 Campaign Plans To Use Skycoin

John McAfee, the one-time antivirus software developer and vocal libertarian cryptocurrency advocate, plans to use Skycoin (SKY) in his 2020 campaign for the American presidency, Crypto Briefing can reveal. Drew MacGibbon, the Asia events lead for Skycoin, said McAfee planned to use the project’s Skycoin BBS, a social media application, in his election campaign. McAfee, who will first need to seek nomination from the Libertarian Party, will run on a platform of demanding greater acceptance for cryptocurrencies. “McAfee wants to use Skycoin’s social media platform for his presidential campaign,” MacGibbon told Crypto Briefing, during a Skype call. “Regardless of the result, he wants to use it to draw attention to cryptocurrency.” A spokesperson for the McAfee 2020 team told Crypto Briefing that they wouldn’t be able to confirm or deny at this time. Described as a decentralized version to Twitter, Skycoin BBS hopes to become a viable alternative to the big social media giants. It will work on Skycoin’s “flagship application,” the internet platform Skywire. This works as a mesh network with thousands of nodes - 9,000 at the last count - all over the world that can send and receive internet traffic. Although Skycoin BBS will play a crucial part in the McAfee campaign to help spread his message and encourage discussion, MacGibbon explained that it hadn’t actually been built yet. It “wasn’t a priority at the moment.” It will, however, reportedly be up and running before the race begins. Presumably, that means sometime next year. The McAfee Skycoin Partnership Details are still scant, but the decision to use Skycoin during his presidential race reflects McAfee’s sudden surge of enthusiasm for the decentralized web provider. He only met Skycoin for the first time a month ago. He shared a stage with Skycoin’s co-founder ‘Synth’ at the Malta Blockchain Summit, which took place right at the end of October. They spent more than an hour talking, according to MacGibbon. McAfee was given a Skyminer - used to process transactions and provide storage capacity for the network - at the end of their first meeting. Since then, the relationship has become closer. A boat party and a few meetings later McAfee tattooed the Skycoin logo onto his lower back within a week. This was reported by many crypto outlets - not ours - and led to a 10% surge in the SKY token price. MacGibbon said that it had originally been proposed as a joke and they were surprised when he did it. McAfee even reportedly paid for it. Later on, McAfee invited the Skycoin team to celebrate Thanksgiving. Some of the Skycoin team were actually at McAfee’s house when Crypto Briefing spoke to MacGibbon last week. What will the SEC say to McAfee 2020? Skycoin wasn’t helped when a journalist for TheNextWeb published an article that called it a ‘scam’. Although the Skycoin team quickly posted a rebuttal, the damage was done. MacGibbon, whose role focuses on the project’s public image, said it had taken months of PR to mediate the effects. Whether Skycoin BBS will be ready in time depends, by the sounds of it, on how quickly Skycoin developers can build all the other things that take precedence. There’s also the worry that McAfee might face legal difficulties. The SEC said at the weekend it would crack down on social media influencers who receive payments to promote token sales. The financial authorities ordered two ICO projects - Paragon and Airfox - to reimburse investors in November. DJ Khaled and boxer Floyd Mayweather have already had to settle with the SEC. McAfee, who reportedly charged $100,000 per promotional tweet on his now-defunct ‘Coin of the Day’ series, said he remained unfazed earlier today. Me? Worried about the SEC? I have openly, publicly and in the media ridiculed that corrupt, puss filled, bile dripping abcess on the fabric of America. Come for me SEC. I will, in every media outlet in this country, rip you a new asshole worthy of parking a tractor trailer in. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) December 3, 2018 McAfee announced his intention to run during the summer and doesn’t expect to win. But if all goes well he could raise the tone for the White House: a President who’s a foul-mouthed, self-serving, misogynistic gangster who spends most of his time shilling his own golf cour... sorry, crypto projects... would be a real step up for the USA. Disclaimer: The author is not invested in any cryptocurrency or token mentioned in this article, but holds investments in other digital assets. The post Revealed: McAfee 2020 Campaign Plans To Use Skycoin appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

10 days ago

More Projects Receive the 'Gold Label' From the Binance Info Project

Binance has released a list of the first thirty projects included on its previously reported ‘Binance Info Gold Label Project. The projects currently included are Tron, Ontology, Aelf, Bluzelle, NULS, Gifto, Cybermiles, Skycoin, Qtum, QLC Chain, NEO, GXChain, H Cash, IOS Token, Nebulas, Quark Chain, Project Pai, Contentos, IoTeX, Wanchain, YOYOW, Digix Global, Nano, Aeron, OST, Enjin, Nexus, Genesis Vision, Verge and Zcoin. The goal of the project is to set standards while promoting transparency and reliable information on legitimate crypto projects. (JF)

13 days ago

After Tron, Binance Info Adds Zcoin, Nano and Verge to its Gold Label Projects

In the world of cryptocurrency, getting the right information at the right time regarding any project is very difficult as there are very limited right sources of information. Also keeping track of all the sources and separating the FUD from actual news is difficult. Understanding this huge gap, Binance Info, the information arm of the leading exchange has launched the Gold Label Project and according to recently has added Zcoin and Verge to its list of timely updates. Coins appreciate their addition to Binance’s Gold Label Project After Tron, Qtum and Ontology and many other coins in the first two days, Binance info announced a series of coins that were added to Binance Info’s Gold Label Project on day there. Binance used its Twitter handle to make this announcement where Zcoin, Nano and Verge stood out to be the most famous projects among others. The other projects that were added on day three to the Gold Project were Digix Global, Aeron, OST, Enjin Coin, Nexus and Genesis Vision. Binance Info Gold Label day 3 verified projects: @DigixGlobal @nano @aeron_aero @OSTdotcom @enjin @NxsEarth @genesis_vision @vergecurrency @zcoinofficial Apply to join the Gold Label Project: https://t.co/dx58GhB71I pic.twitter.com/ChAdoWbjdT — Binance Info (@Binance_Info) November 29, 2018 Binance Info had added Tron, Ontology, Aelf, Bluzelle, NULS, Gifto, Cybermiles, Skycoin, Qtum and QLC chain on day 1 while day 2 saw an addition of NEO, GXChain, H Cash,IOS Token, Nebulas,Quark Chain, Project Pai, Contentos, IoTeX, Wanchain and yoyow https://twitter.com/Binance_Info/status/1067737359389679616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Officially joined the initiative and received verification from Binance Info: @BluzelleHQ @aelfblockchain @OntologyNetwork @Tronfoundation @nulsservice @gifto_io @cybermiles @Skycoinproject @QtumOfficial @QLCchain. Apply to join the Gold Label Project: https://t.co/dx58GhB71I pic.twitter.com/V6BDXr0yz9 — Binance Info (@Binance_Info) November 27, 2018 According to the Medium post of Binance Info, the blockchain industry is seeing some polarization between good and bad projects, as well as issues in transparency. As many projects do not report updates regularly or do not disclose certain information, its difficult for the investor and other participants of the community to take a call on them. Because of these, some bad project industry tends to lose credibility As the Gold Project helps in separating the good from the bad and raise awareness about malicious projects, the coins and tokens added here have given their thumbs up and have appreciated the initiative. #TRON has officially become one of the first round projects that got @Binance_Info Gold Label #TRX https://t.co/dAOyNNaKta — TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) November 26, 2018 We are proud to be one of the first Gold Label verified projects on @Binance_Info to provide accurate and verified information about our project. #zcoin $xzc https://t.co/oDkJAruPva — Zcoin (@zcoinofficial) November 29, 2018 Qtum has officially joined @Binance_Info as a Gold Label Project. Thank you @cz_binance and your team for helping to bring transparency to the industry!https://t.co/p7fjPj2i1M pic.twitter.com/X5mn8NdQtV — QtumOfficial (@QtumOfficial) November 28, 2018 The Gold Label Project has a rigorous verification process and maintenance strategy, one can expect the community to be better informed with respect to which project is actually good and reduce chances of being duped by malicious projects and people who are in the industry for all the wrong reasons Will Binance Info become a flagship platform for all crypto project related information? Do let us know your views on the same The post After Tron, Binance Info Adds Zcoin, Nano and Verge to its Gold Label Projects appeared first on Coingape.

14 days ago

Bitcoin SV [BSV] shoots up by a gargantuan 102.65% in 7 days

Bitcoin Cash SV implementation by Craig S Wright, now known as Bitcoin SV, has risen by a massive 102.65%, at the time of writing. The cryptocurrency market seems to have found respite from the bears as the markets have shifted to the bulls. The one-day time frame shows a volatility induced roller coaster ride for Bitcoin SV. BSV began trading at $100 on November 28, 17:40 UTC. The prices experienced ups and downs within the 1% range until it fell down to $93. The prices settled down at $97 at the end of that day. Source: CoinMarketCap In comparison with the seven-day chart, the prices started trading at $47.75 on November 22, and continued at this price range without much volatility until November 25, where the price started to take off. BSV looked like it hit the peak point at $88 on November 25 at 23:23 UTC. The prices proceeded to rise higher at this point and reached the peak of $125 on November 15:39. BSV corrected the rise in a small amount where the prices fell down by 21%. The roller coaster ride took a steep downturn and BSV ended up at $81.16. BSV finally settled at $97.99. The total percent increase of SV in the seven-day time frame is a massive 102.65%, but in the 24-hour time frame, the prices are still engulfed by the bears and are down by 2.12%. The market cap of BSV is holding strong at $1.62 billion while the 24-hour trade volume is at $179 million. Prominent people in the crypto-community speculate and attribute the crash of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to the hard fork of Bitcoin Cash into Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV. Bitcoin SV is up in the sky while Bitcoin Cash is a facing hard time fighting the bear. The 24-hour change of BCH shows a positive rise of 3.53% while the longer time frame of seven-days show the actual hits BCH has taken as it is down by whopping 15.44%. The post Bitcoin SV [BSV] shoots up by a gargantuan 102.65% in 7 days appeared first on AMBCrypto.

14 days ago

How Blockchain can be Integrated into Social Media for Great Benefits

Blockchain has over the years been recognized as the framework behind the success of cryptocurrencies with the provision of the decentralized mode of operation and as a distributed ledger. Its function has been taken advantage of by many other institutions. Most cryptocurrency critics have a higher expectation of Blockchain as the future of the global industries and finance. Exploring the many weaknesses social media has, it is essential to consider the integration of Blockchain to social media and how it can be of benefit. According to a recent survey conducted by Common Sense Media, people spend 9 hours of their time within a day on social media. Also, people devote 30% of their time they spend online on social media. With the many hours people spend on social media, they post contents, like contents and media, share and click on Ads. These things provide a needed data to the social media owner who mostly has absolute control over contents. Some owners sell these user data to make revenue since they offer enough data to understand human behavior, locations, and other things. Mostly, it is part of their privacy and policy that they reserve the right to share any of the users’ posted contents somewhere else. People are mostly out of control on social media, and this is where Blockchain comes in. Taking a close look at Blockchain based platforms like Skycoin, users have control over their contents, and their contents cannot be shared on a different platform without permission. The integration of Blockchain on social media will ensure that users deal with advertisers and third parties directly. They can choose to give their contents out for a fee. In this case, revenues generated on the platform will go to the rightful owners. Blockchain will disrupt all centralized attempts and put content decisions in the hands of users. Blockchain has a promising future with social media as it can help provide the needed transparency and security for crowdfunding. Blockchain powered crowdfunding can be a significant advantage on social media considering the size of users on the platform. It can aid to raise money to support charities and other events. David Marcus, the former head of Messenger revealed that he would explore the possibility of how to integrate Blockchain space into Facebook. “Time for a new challenge! After four amazing years leading Messenger, I’m going to set up a small group to explore how to best leverage Blockchain for Facebook,” he said. It is expected that the integration of Blockchain into social media will come to reality. The post How Blockchain can be Integrated into Social Media for Great Benefits appeared first on ZyCrypto.

14 days ago

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15 days ago

DACC

DACC airdrop is worth up to 1,300 DACC tokens (~$ 0.35) and 100 DACC tokens (~$ 0.03) for every referral. DACC is listed on CoinMarketCap. About DACC DACC is the world’s first content-based blockchain that features content ownership and access management at the infrastructure level. DACC will revolutionize the digital content and media industries, as it offers users full control over content creation, access, and storage. The project’s core team members hail from prestigious institutions such as MIT and Harvard, and early partners include TRON, Consensus Capital, D Fund, Crypto Capital, Block VC, Kim’s Capital, FBG Capital, and the Roark Fund. DACC is listed within the top 10 Blockchain companies to watch in 2018 by Forbes. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join DACC Airdrop? Step 1 (+500 DACC): Go to the DACC Airdrop page. Follow Sky on Twitter. Join DACC on the official Telegram group. Step 2 (+200 DACC for each task): Follow DACC on Twitter. Follow DACC on Facebook. Follow DACC on VK. Join DACC on the Spanish Telegram group. Submit you Ethereum wallet address and other details to the DACC Airdrop page and to the DACC Airdrop form. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the DACC Airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join. If you liked DACC Airdrop, also check out BitSafe Exclusive Airdrop.

16 days ago

Bitcoin Cash [BCH] hard fork saga continues; BCHABC soars above BCHSV in terms of price

The Bitcoin Cash [BCH] hard fork has garnered a lot of attention over the past few weeks in the cryptoverse. The end product of the fork was the creation of two different cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV. The ABC team was led by Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver and the Bitmain CEO Jihan WU. The SV team was spearheaded by nChain’s Craig Wright and Calvin Ayre. At the moment, the BCHABC is ahead of BCHSV in terms of both blocks mined and price. At press time, Bitcoin Cash ABC was falling at 3.83% with the market cap still in flux. The 24-hour volume was holding at $64.203 million and the cryptocurrency was trading for $255.02. A majority of the cryptocurrency’s volume came from Binance, which had a hold on $24.436 million of all the BCHABC trade. Binance was followed by Poloniex, the exchange on which 9.40% of the total BCHABC trade occurred. Bitcoin Cash ABC 24-hour chart | Source: CoinMarketCap The bear market showed no mercy towards Craig Wright’s project, with the cryptocurrency falling by a massive 27.14%. BCHSV was trading for $91.96 with the market cap still undecided. The 24-hour market volume of $89.275 million held by BCHSV was commandingly higher than BCHABC. Binance has the majority hold here too with 32.05% of all BCHSV trade being conducted on the Changpeng Zhao led cryptocurrency exchange. Bitcoin Cash SV 24-hour chart | Source: CoinMarketCap The hard fork has created clear battle lines between users on the network which includes famous officials like Charlie Lee, the Founder of Litecoin [LTC]. He had said: “The thing, why is there so much drama when miners should be the ones deciding. There shouldn’t be any drama right...whoever has the most hashrate wins.” Roger Ver, who has been a massive proponent of the ABC network had also stated: “In my opinion, I really don’t know the real after effects of the fork. It can be both good and bad for the entire community. It’s just like the Y2K scare, you know. Everyone expected planes to fall out of the sky but in the end, nothing much happened.” The post Bitcoin Cash [BCH] hard fork saga continues; BCHABC soars above BCHSV in terms of price appeared first on AMBCrypto.

24 days ago

Bitcoin Cash [BCH] ABC won for a reason, says Roger Ver

In a recent video released by Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of the company, gave his thoughts on the recent Bitcoin Cash [BCH] hard fork. The hard fork that had quite the spotlight on it, resulted in Bitcoin Cash splitting into Bitcoin Cash ABC and the Bitcoin Cash SV. Roger Ver stated that the hard fork had used up over 400 peta hashes, which was more than the electricity generated by the Hoover Dam. He added that the Bitcoin Cash ABC was ahead of Bitcoin Cash SV by 53.5% in terms of Proof of Work [PoW], which was “a monumental achievement”. Ver added that after the lead was established, Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum [ETH], and Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin [LTC], had both congratulated the Bitcoin Cash ABC team. The video uploaded by Bitcoin.com also touched upon how Craig Wright reacted in all the wrong ways and that does not embody the values put forth by the original Satoshi Nakamoto. In Ver’s words: “The actions taken by BSC are opposite to how cryptocurrencies should function. Claiming you are Satoshi and then threatening to sell everything to destroy the cryptocurrency is a lot like a kid who just lost a basketball game and walks away with the ball.” Post the hard fork, a lot of exchanges including Bittrex, had voiced their support for the new tokens, namely the BCHSV and the BCHABC. The Bitcoin.com CEO was quite skeptical about the hard fork at the beginning, which was evidenced when he said: “In my opinion, I really don’t know the real after effects of the fork. It can be both good and bad for the entire community. It’s just like the Y2K scare, you know. Everyone expected planes to fall out of the sky but in the end, nothing much happened.” The post Bitcoin Cash [BCH] ABC won for a reason, says Roger Ver appeared first on AMBCrypto.

24 days ago

Addressing the Challenges of Satellite Communication

It is the era of the global information society, which is primarily centred on strong global information infrastructure. Nations across the world are encouraging the development of info-communications technologies. In fact, a strong online presence backed by uninterrupted communication channel can be significant for global development and economy. A 10% increase in broadband penetration can increase the GDP growth rate by 1.21% in the developed countries and 1.38 in the developing countries. Satellite Communication - A Revolutionizing Communication Method Satellites communication has certainly transformed the way people interacted with each other globally. By providing a strong voice and communication access to people around the world, it has helped in eliminating physical boundaries and developing a massive global information society. According to the recent IDC study, the cost of IoT solution will grow to USD 7.1 Trillion by the year 2020. However, there are still places, especially remote areas across the globe that are inaccessible to voice and internet communication. According to a report, only 40% of the world population has access to the internet. Satellite communication possess the potential to solve the accessibility issue if it effectively addresses some challenges that have been hindering its growth and adoption The Critical Setbacks of Present Satellite Communication Structure:- Below are the few critical challenges of satellite communication:- High Cost From developing a device to obtaining a connection, satellite communication is an expensive phenomenon. Moreover, as satellite technologies grow more complex, the prices of satellite communication services are also expected to rise. So, it becomes difficult for developing countries to afford such high-price communication method. Propagation Delay Propagation delay implies the time it takes for a satellite to communicate with Earth. Depending on the distance between satellite and recipient site, this delay can vary significantly. Furthermore, this delay can also cause an echo over the telephone connections. Slow Speed Presently when internet experience is highly focused on faster upload and download speed, satellite communication can be somewhat disappointing on that front. The current average speed of satellite communication speed is less than 1Mbps, which is also often hampered by noise and interferences. International Sky Group - Facilitating Right Solutions International Sky Group (ISG) is a unique project that aims to overcome the above-mentioned challenges of satellite communication and allow people to have better access to voice and internet services in a seamless and cost-effective manner. The network has developed an effective ‘Satellite Communication System’ that is capable of functioning together as well individually with the existing telecommunication network. The system is also based on a low-orbit communication satellite constellation that enables high-speed information transfer to the users around the world. ISG uses 98 satellites available on the low-Earth orbit which creates a possibility to offer 100% coverage of the information surface, thereby significantly reducing the costs and increasing the accessibility of satellite communication services. Augmenting the Potential of Satellite Communication Satellite Communication evidently holds a lot of potentials to boost communication realm. The aforementioned challenges are key factors that are impacting its growth and adoption among common masses. However, International Sky Group is a platform that has effectively addressed the challenges and offered solutions to make satellite communication more efficient, reliable, and secure for people worldwide. Know more about ISG on https://isgworld.net/ Telegram : https://t.me/isgtge Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/internationalskygroup/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/Interna69053987 Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/internationalskygroup01/ Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFIiRLFWRONEWpS9sQLQ8YA The post Addressing the Challenges of Satellite Communication appeared first on ZyCrypto.

a month ago

Crypto Analysts: Bitcoin’s Calm Indicates Market Will Explode in 2019

After a year of near-non-stop action, the crypto market has finally slowed to a snail’s pace, with prices grinding to just shy of a halt. While many have claimed that this non-action is here to stay, a multitude of analysts are adamant in their claims that Bitcoin (BTC) and its altcoin brethren are on the verge of a monumental breakout, or as one analyst put it, a “storm.” Calm Before The Crypto Storm Issuing a post on Seeking Alpha, Victor Dergunov, founder of emerging market-centric Albright Investment Group, has claimed that BTC will move “substantially higher over the next several years,” echoing comments made by his fellow savants. Dergunov, touching on the fact that BTC’s volatility has all but dissipated, noted that this “phenomenon,” as he dubbed it, could be a precursor to the conclusion of crypto’s multi-month bear market, which has stretched investors to their mental limits. The Connecticut native wasn’t all by his lonesome with this sentiment, interestingly enough, as Fundstrat Global Advisors’ Rob Sluymer recently explained that an “incremental ‘Silver Lining'” has begun to develop within the cryptosphere. Sluymer, who is in cahoots with his peer Tom Lee, explained that declining volatility and volume levels could be seen as “encouraging technical developments,” even though other reports have signaled that retail interest is on its last legs. Speaking of Tom Lee, during a recent installment of CNBC “Squawk Box,” pointed out that crypto’s resiliency in a tumultuous legacy equity market has made him “pleasantly surprised,” adding that BTC has evidently found a floor at $6,000 and could be due for a foray to the upside in a few months time. Almost as if all the crypto industry’s analysts and forecasters will corresponding with each other, Bloomberg’s McGlone explained that non-action can coincide with the subsequent arrival of market bottoms. Some, like investor/analyst Crypto Rand, have even claimed that the bull market, or its earliest stages at the very least, are already upon the crypto space. Rand, who took to Twitter to convey his thoughts, explained that the aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies has broken out on both linear and logarithmic scales — a double whammy to the health of crypto’s bears. Regardless of these calls’ timelines, these predictions, which were all made in rapid succession, truly highlight the growing presence of bullish outlooks for the prospects of crypto assets and the networks they represent. A Bull Run May Be Inbound, But Where Will The Market Head? Although a majority of this market’s outspoken analysts are pointing to the sky, many have failed to come to a consensus on where this market will head, and why. In early-October, as reported by NewsBTC, Spencer Bogart, a partner at Blockchain Capital, explained that positive institutional news, like the arrival of TD Ameritrade, Yale, and the Intercontinental Exchange, will likely be the primary contributor to crypto’s impending bonfire, as it were. In contrast, Nikolay Storonsky, CEO of Revolut, has recently claimed that retail investors will drive 2019’s crypto bull run, going against the popular sentiment that the launch of the institutional-focused Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS) will propel crypto to Main Street after Wall Street fills their bags. Still, these two predictions both indicate that a bull run is in the cards. But then again, will the next influx of fiat be siphoned into BTC or altcoins? In August, prior to the arrival of the launch of FDAS, Bakkt, and others, Novogratz, a leading proponent in the race for institutional investors in crypto, explained that BTC dominance will hold its ground for a while. This predicted hegemony, he explained, can be chalked up to the fact that interested institutions have an unbridled penchant for Bitcoin, not for altcoins. Others have begged to differ, but as always, investors, whether from the Bitcoin maximalist or altcoin advocate camp, stick to what suits them best, even while it may not be representative of this market’s future. Featured Image from Shutterstock The post Crypto Analysts: Bitcoin’s Calm Indicates Market Will Explode in 2019 appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

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a month ago

John McAfee Gets New Tattoo for Skycoin Promotion

Internet maverick John McAfee is sporting a new tattoo in honor of his collaboration with the Skycoin platform. One thing you can say about John McAfee is that he never does anything in half-measure. The cybersecurity specialist and cryptocurrency enthusiast usually plows straight ahead when something catches his interest. Over the last year or so, McAfee has stirred up quite a bit of debate by his various cryptocurrency promotions, which he usually heavily pushes on Twitter. This time, he’s taking a different tack as he is immortalizing his current collaboration with Skycoin by having a tattoo done. More Ink for John McAfee In a few Tweets, McAfee posted several videos of him getting the Skycoin tattoo done. The tattoo is located in the dead center of his back, right across the spine. He notes that this was an exceptionally painful spot. A tattoo that crosses the spine is at the top of the pain charts. This was my second such tattoo. At one point during my https://t.co/RN53ipFhy6 tattoo I had to reach deep to find the appropriate curse words. pic.twitter.com/aZg25Nrgg9 — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) November 8, 2018 In one Tweet, he says: A tattoo that crosses the spine is at the top of the pain charts. This was my second such tattoo. At one point during my Skycoin.net tattoo I had to reach deep to find the appropriate curse words. He elaborates in another Twitter thread of how painful getting the tattoo was with some extremely salty language. One video shows the number of tattoos McAfee currently sports, and he shows some self-deprecating humor when someone asked about his ab regimen (he sports a healthy gut), saying: Booze, cigarettes, zero exercise and experimental recreational research chemicals. I can skate by on this regimen because I am 73 and most people label the stomach ad meaningless compared to the miracle that I am still alive. Staying Busy McAfee is one busy person. His current promotion is for Skycoin, a company that provides various blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions, such as trading and a blockchain-based network of Skyminers, which are nodes that receive coins in exchange for providing services and not for solving mathematical equations. I got a Skycoin (https://t.co/2oeokRUOME) tattoo today. My tech folks will stitch a two minute video together that should capture the essence of the experience. For now, this short clip should summarize. Why Skycoin? If you have to ask, you've been living in a fucking closet. pic.twitter.com/c6plwQrH2t — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) November 7, 2018 Back in June, John McAfee found himself in the hospital in a rather serious condition. He said that he had been poisoned by his enemies. After he was released from the hospital and recovered, he announced the McAfee Foundation Crypto Art Program. This program would offer artists a one-month residency at Team McAfee’s Beach Cottage, offering the artists exposure and covering all their costs. The one caveat was that any art created would belong to the Foundation. Of course, McAfee always seems to have drama going on. In August, he claimed that two individuals who worked with him stole $62 million in tokens. The two individuals deny the accusation. The latest tidbit on the internet maverick is that there’s going to be a movie made about his life. The movie is currently in pre-production and will star Michael Keaton as McAfee and Seth Rogen as the Wired journalist who wrote the article on which the movie is based. The movie is described as: Keaton will play McAfee, creator of the McAfee Antivirus software. McAfee cashed in his fortune, left civilization, and moved to the jungle in Belize, where he set up a compound of guns, sex, and madness. Rogen will portray Wired magazine investigator Ari Furman, who accepts what he thinks is a run-of-the-mill assignment to interview McAfee, but once he arrives in Belize, he finds himself pulled into McAfee’s escalating paranoia, slippery reality, and murder. What do you think about John McAfee’s new tattoo? Let us know in the comments below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock and Twitter/@officialmcafee. The post John McAfee Gets New Tattoo for Skycoin Promotion appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

a month ago

John McAfee Gets His Latest Coin Endorsement Tattooed on His Back

John McAfee has once again performed an unusual marketing stunt with the aim of drawing attention to a crypto-based project. McAfee recently had Skycoin (SKY) tattooed on his back. He tweeted, “I got a Skycoin (http://skycoin.net) tattoo today. My tech folks will stitch a two-minute video together that should capture the essence of the experience. For now, this short clip should summarize. Why Skycoin? If you have to ask, you've been living in a fucking closet.” (VK)

a month ago

Daily Cryptocurrency Markets Update - November 6

65 of the top 100 cryptocurrencies recorded a bull run over the last 24 hour, picking from the strong momentum garnered over the weekend. XRP, BCH and BTC were among the top cryptos whose candlesticks turned green with Bitcoin Cash had the most gains, taking a chunky double digit- 11% turnover. The upward surge is reported to have been as a result of BCH’s backing by sector giants Bitcoin.com and Binance in the upcoming November 15 Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork. The current fundamental developments that continue with regards to Bitcoin cash are predicted to have a ripple effect on most cryptos markets, pushing prices upwards. BCH/USD The pair has been buoyed by fundamental news, sky rocketing sharply from the critical support zone of $408 to a new high of $488 threatening to get to the psychological target of $500. Prices for the pair have been ranging at $460 to $470. A strong bullish momentum has been witnessed since Friday, November 2, where the Relative Strength Index (RSI) was at the oversold area. Consolidation moves above $470 are likely to invite more buying pressure, consequentially pushing prices upwards. If the market’s Bull Run continues, a price rally towards the $500 psychological mark is likely to be witnessed. Chart patterns indicate the market is cooling from Friday’s high. The process of cooling off is expected to ease the pair out the oversold area consequently giving the Bulls another chance to run BCH/USD higher. However, given the fast rate at which prices have skyrocketed, the lower part of the said range ($460) might fail to hold. This might activate a southwards reversal towards the $400 mark. XRP/USD After a successful weekend in which Ripple gained over 30% in value, the bull run has persisted. The third-rated cryptocurrency by market cap currently sits above Bitcoin in trading volume ranking. It commands a leading 9.4% of the total market trading activity and is currently trading at $0.5050. Over the last 24 hours, it has seen an 8.8% increase. It broke above the $0.50 resistance zone set and is currently rallying above this zone. This is perhaps a signal to investors to take advantage and buy coins when they are low before they embark on a bull run. The post Daily Cryptocurrency Markets Update - November 6 appeared first on ZyCrypto.

a month ago

Best 101 Bitcoin Facts - the Infographic

“So, that’s the end of bitcoin then” that was the title of a Forbes article after the then popular Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox was hacked for the first time in 2011. Like Forbes, there have been multiple influential magazines that spelled doom on cryptocurrency over the years. There have been rumormongers and naysayers. Some have deliberately spread falsehoods about Bitcoin just to undermine its value. Through thick and thin the digital currency has lost value and emerged on top. Bitcoin was launched in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto, a person [s] who chose to remain anonymous. Like the pound or the dollar, Bitcoin is a currency. It’s a digital currency based on a decentralized network of nodes. A lot can be said about the cryptocurrency, and this infographic by PlayCasinoOnline takes you through Bitcoin’s history while explaining 101 facts about the cryptocurrency: Bitcoin Info-graph | Source: PlayCasinoOnline But before you feed your curiosity on the infographic, let’s break down the most interesting facts about bitcoin. 80% already mined 13th January 2018 was an important date for Bitcoin miners. 80% of all Bitcoins had been mined, representing 16.8 million Bitcoins. Interestingly, it took nine years to mine 80% of Bitcoins, but it will take more than 100 years to mine the remaining 20%. Here’s why. The reward miners get for mining Bitcoin is halved every four years. Between 2009 and 2012, miners earned 50 Bitcoins for completing a Bitcoin block. Between 2013 and 2016, they earned 25. The reward is currently at 12.5 BTC and will be halved every four years until all Bitcoins are mined. When calculations are done, the halving will go on until 2140. By that time, miners will be earning fractions of Bitcoin for completing a block. If Bitcoin’s value continues to rise in value, the fractions will be worth thousands. Satoshi Sits on Billions’ Worth BTC After founding Bitcoin under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, the cryptocurrency’s founder went on to mine nearly 1,000,000 Bitcoins. He mined the coins in a span of one year, made a few contributions to the Bitcoin community and then vanished. His 980,000 Bitcoins are still untouched on the blockchain. When Bitcoin was valued at $19,000 late last year, Satoshi Nakamoto was worth $19 billion, making him the 44th richest man at the time. While Bitcoin has since fallen to less than $6,000, Satoshi is still a billionaire. And he will continue being one as long as Bitcoin’s price does not fall below $1,000. OkCupid-First dating Site to Accept Bitcoin Before any online retailer welcomed Bitcoin, OkCupid made a bold move in 2013. Just when the digital currency was budding, the dating site opened its doors for Bitcoin users. A-List members [premium] were the first bunch of people to have access to Bitcoin payments. They would pay 0.1BTC, the equivalent of $10 a month. While OkCupid was the first major startup to accept crypto, more than 2,000 merchants were already doing the same. The Bitcoin processor BitPay already had more than 1000 users. Microsoft, Dell, and Overstock would soon join the bandwagon and usher a new era for Bitcoin payments. As of 2018, more than hundreds of thousands of businesses are accepting crypto-payments. The FBI-Formerly the Richest Bitcoin Owners In 2013, the FBI shut down the Silk Road, an online drug marketplace. Its ringleader, Ross Ulbricht, was also apprehended while holding a laptop with 144,000 Bitcoins. The FBI took control of Ulbricht’s wallet and all his coins. At the time, the Bitcoins were worth $100 million. The FBI also seized several other wallets including one that had 30,000 Bitcoin. In total, the FBI owned more than 200,000 Bitcoins in 2013, making the bureau Bitcoin’s richest organization. Of course, Satoshi’s coins were still intact but they’ve never been withdrawn. The FBI allegedly confiscated the Bitcoins once Ulbricht and partners were sentenced to life behind bars. The Winklevoss twins took the number one spot for a while but Ripple’s CEO Chris Larsen overtook them later on. Larsen was worth $20 billion in February 2018, making him richer than Satoshi at the time. Bitcoin has been to Space In 2016, the cloud mining startup Genesis attached a Bitcoin wallet to a hot air balloon and launched it 34 kilometers into the sky. The company then sent some Bitcoin into the wallet to complete Bitcoin’s first transaction into space. Earlier in April, Miner One BTC mining startup made an incredible stunt to mine some Bitcoin from outer space. Like Genesis, the company airlifted a Bitcoin mining machine using an air balloon. Besides the machine, the balloon contained a Rasberry P1, a satellite phone, a battery, and a Bitcoin souvenir. Once the balloon was 10,000 feet into the sky, the company received data from the Raspberry and made a record of it. The balloon then fell as surrounding air pressure fell, bringing the stunt to an end. 40% of Bitcoins are owned by 1,000 People One of the most tragic realities of Bitcoin is that two-

a month ago

John McAfee Joins Skycoin’s Advising Board

Today John McAfee announced his partnership with SkyCoin via a tweet. Using fairly explicit language, McAfee said that his “heart and mind resonate” with SkyCoin. SkyCoin aspires to carry out Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision for building a decentralized internet and a handful of Bitcoin and Ethereum contributors are involved with the project. SkyCoin ultimately exists to promote the actual use of cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology through a consensus algorithm called Obelisk. (RS)

a month ago

No, Bitcoin is Not Going to Melt the Planet

As Bitcoin adoption increases, a new study published Monday by Nature Climate Change warns that energy-demanding Bitcoin transactions would easily sling the global temperature past the 2-degree threshold set under the Paris Climate Agreement. But, is it true that Bitcoin is this energy inefficient that the mainstream media portrays? While Bitcoin’s precipitous rise has been stunning, many are still ignorant of the Bitcoin phenomenon saying it is still too arduous, complex and even too libertarian. Add this to the border-less and global nature of Bitcoin, and we quickly have a regulatory concern that different governments are not willing to take a risk on. Initially, the very objective of Bitcoin was to create a better alternative to fiat and even if adoption is still low, that objective is still in line. And encouragingly, governments are beginning to embrace blockchain formulating new laws that classify Bitcoin as commodities, subject to taxation. The Bitcoin Mining Energy Debate But even in the face of increasing adoption, scientists are raising the alarm. Complementing this are trackers such as the Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index relaying estimates on the prodigious amount of energy required and raising awareness of “how unsustainable proof of work systems is”. The creators of these trackers go on to say it is not the amount of energy that the network uses but the realization that most of these mining rigs are powered by coal-fired generators from China. Bitcoin Energy Consumption Statistics According to BECI, each transaction requires 812 KWH translating to an annual demand of 73.12 TWH. This is around 404.89 KG of Carbon-dioxide per transaction that is pumped to the atmosphere edging the global temperature closer to the 2-percent threshold. Researchers said greenhouse emissions from Bitcoin mining rigs was around 69 million metric tons in 2017. However, that was not enough to propel Bitcoin to the mainstream as it contributed a mere 0.033 percent of the world’s cashless transactions. At this rate, scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa said it was enough to push global temperatures above pre-industrial levels assuming the same energy sources, which is mainly coal, were used. Bitcoin Miners are Green Energy Promoters Regardless, Bitcoin maximalists are desirous and working towards an ecosystem that is crypto powered insisting that it is better and will slowly eat up the $8.7 trillion of political money called fiat. Supporters, such as Eric Masanet of the Northwestern University, insist that the recent study is “fundamentally flawed” laying out fact that the global energy is actually de-carbonizing and more efficient rigs are in the pipeline. Besides, he adds that it is hard to predict rates of adoption, future efficiencies and sources of energy of which the study bases its conclusion on. Furthermore, making the basis of this study shallow, is the is the assumption that Bitcoin would in the future act as a medium of exchange. Though novel and ideal, it is likely that Bitcoin will end up as an investment vehicle acting as a store of value. Additionally, since Bitcoin is a global phenomenon, environmentalists shift away from the energy intensity drum beating to the realization that while Bitcoin mining is concentrated in China, there are other geographies like Iceland that make use of 100 percent renewables like geothermal and wind energy. According to Katrina Kelly-Pitou, Strategy Manager at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Energy, energy production can increase without negatively impacting the environment. She adds that even if Bitcoin market cap is to increase hundred-folds, it would still be more energy efficient than traditional banking systems. “Even if Bitcoin technology were to mature by more than 100 times its current market size, it would still equal only 2 percent of all energy consumption.” Bitcoin and Blockchain Here to Stay It’s increasingly becoming clear that Bitcoin is here to stay. Needless to say, Bitcoin is ingenious and potentially transformative, but at the same turn adopters cannot turn a blind eye to the negative effect of Bitcoin’s energy requirements. Considering that there is a direct relationship between adoption and energy demands, blockchain promoters and enthusiasts are always on the innovation front researching and implementing new energy efficient technologies. After all, it is the miner’s responsibility to stay profitable even as energy requirements and fossil fuel prices sky rocket. In fact, the need of efficiency is so strong transportation costs are incurred as miners migrate from time to time to new jurisdictions with more favorable energy rates. This is why the miners are charting new territories, advocating for the need of green energy sources, and are not the axis of evil as the study implies. Image from Shutterstock The post No, Bitcoin is Not Going to Melt the Planet appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

Daily Crypto Roundup 10/25/2018

The overall crypto market cap is still a shadow of what it once was, slightly over $200 billion, via live Blockmodo data. Despite the bearish markets, however, a lot is happening behind the scenes. In today’s roundup, we’ll review Coinbase’s asset custody approval, Bitmain confusion, a gold-backed crypto failure, and growing mainstream interest. Let’s catch up on the action! NY Gives Coinbase The Green Light To Offer Crypto Custody Services Coinbase recently announced it’s official custodianship of crypto assets, in accordance with New York regulation. This basically means Coinbase is in line with New York regulation to securely hold specified crypto assets for customers. The assets listed are Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, and XRP. New York is known for its crackdowns and inquiries into the crypto space. Read on CryptoInsider Investors Received False Information About Bitmain Funding Round Bitmain is one of the most popular producers for crypto mining equipment. They have seen many news headlines over the past several months with talks of their Initial Public Offering (IPO). Recently, potential investors reportedly received documents with false statements about Bitmain being backed by two companies named Digital Sky Technologies Global and GIC Private Limited. It is currently unclear who put these false statements into said documents. Read on CoinDesk Canadian Border Services Begins Testing IBM Blockchain For Shipping Yet another example of mainstream interest in blockchain technology and application. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently publicized a partnership with the sizeable Port of Montreal, and will use a project called TradeLens. IBM, in collaboration with A.P. Moller-Maersk Group (Denmark-based shipping company), is behind the development of TradeLens. TradeLens “is aimed at modernizing the shipping industry by digitizing the ‘paper trail with electronic scheduling, clearance and billing while tracing containers,’ and is expected to be fully commercial by the end of the year”, according to a report by CoinDesk. Read on CoinDesk Major Agriculture Companies Partner To Use Blockchain In Grain Trading ABCD stands for 4 companies - Archer Daniels Midland Co., Bunge LTD., Cargill Inc., and Louis Dreyfus Co. These are the 4 most sizeable agriculture businesses in the world. ABCD “are working together to standardize and digitize international grain trades using technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence”, according to a report by Reuters. CoinTelegraph explained in their article, that “In the long run, ABCD plans to integrate blockchain technology on different levels of the supply chain, including shipping, storage, and customer experience”. Read on CoinTelegraph UK Government Vetoes Royal Mint’s Launch Of Digital Gold After CME Exit A British institution called Her Majesty’s Royal Mint originally had plans to start up a cryptocurrency backed by gold. Reports from today explain that the U.K. government has put a stop to those plans. Plans for this gold-backed cryptocurrency (called RMG) date all the way back to 2016. RMG tokens were to open near the end of 2017, with a trading launch on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) at some point. Due to alleged management changes, however, the CME changed their tune, no longer desiring involvement. Read on CoinTelegraph *CryptoInsider is sponsored by Blockmodo. As part of our arrangement, we may occasionally link to them and quote them when appropriate. This is done at the discretion of CI staff and CI sponsors have no say in any editorial decisions made by CI. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/25/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

2 months ago

Mastercard Could Support a Crypto Credit Card Network and Coinbase May Announce IPO Plans Today

The State of The Market — October 26, 2018 BTC: $6,466.32 (-0.14%) ETH: $202.68 (-0.03%) XRP: $0.4585 (+0.40%) Bitcoin dipped below $6,500 but still shows an uncharacteristic lack of volatility as it hovers around $6,400 to $6,500. Ethereum continues to hold slightly above $200 on the majority of cryptocurrency exchanges. Today the majority of the top 100 cryptocurrencies are posting mild 1 to 3 percent losses and the total market cap is currently at $208.7 billion. In other news, Mastercard filed for a ‘fractional reserve management of blockchain assets’ patent. The patent essentially describes a cryptocurrency credit card network and system that simultaneously tracks crypto assets as well as fiat assets. Also, cryptocurrencies have shown little correlation to equities as the stock market rout continues. In recent days, the stock market lost all of its gains for 2018. Meanwhile, the broader cryptocurrency market is holding steady. As a result, there does not appear to be any correlation between stocks and cryptocurrencies. 1) CNBC Crypto Trader host, Ran NeuNer says that Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange will announce their IPO on Friday, October 26. NeuNer went as far as stating that the IPO announcement will take place live on his show. In his tweet, NeuNer also reviewed Coinbase’s user statistics which show that 80 percent of the exchange’s revenue came from consumers and 15 percent was sourced from institutional accounts. The remaining 5 percent was simply labeled as “other”. The data also shows that Coinbase expects to earn $450 million in Q4 of 2018. In 2017, Coinbase president Asiff Hirji suggested that an IPO could occur in late 2017. Hirji is on records as saying “It is certainly in the interest of our investors…and the most obvious path of Coinbase is to go public at some point.” 2) Potential investors in Bitmain’s IPO were provided with fabricated information about the company’s financial backing. Investigative reporting conducted by CoinDesk found that investors received documents suggesting that Bitmain had secured financial backing from Digital Sky Technologies Global and GIC Private Limited. One of the pitch documents explicitly stated that Bitmain “recently completed a $400 million Series B round of financing from Sequoia Capital, DST and GIC, with a pre-investment valuation of $12 billion.” Another version made similar claims and both versions were forwarded to public social media discussions, private email lists, and crypto-media. An inside source told CoinDesk that “Bitmain created the pitch deck without offering proof.” Financial regulatory laws in Hong Kong criminalize the issuance of false statements “for the purpose of inducing another person into an agreement” and if these assertions are found to be true, Bitmain management could be penalized with up to 7 years in prison and hefty fines. 3) According to a story published in BREAKER, not all of the coin journals in the crypto space have the same journalistic integrity as others. Corin Faife, a BREAKER contributor, recently set up a fake email account and contacted 28 different journals to inquire about advertising rates, and if he received a reply he followed up by asking how much it would cost for an article “to not be marked as ‘sponsored.’” 12 out of 28 outlets said they would publish the content without identifying it as sponsored, including NewsBTC, Bitcoinist, Cryptovest, AMB Crypto, and Blokt. (RS)

2 months ago

Bitmain IPO Investors Received False Information About the Company's Funding

Potential investors in Bitmain’s IPO were provided with fabricated information about the company’s financial backing. Investigative reporting conducted by CoinDesk found that investors received documents suggesting that Bitmain had secured financial backing from Digital Sky Technologies Global and GIC Private Limited. One of the pitch documents explicitly stated that Bitmain “recently completed a $400 million Series B round of financing from Sequoia Capital, DST and GIC, with a pre-investment valuation of $12 billion.” Another version made similar claims and both versions were forwarded to public social media discussions, private email lists, and crypto-media. An inside source told CoinDesk that “Bitmain created the pitch deck without offering proof.” Financial regulatory laws in Hong Kong criminalize the issuance of false statements “for the purpose of inducing another person into an agreement” and if these assertions are found to be true, Bitmain management could be penalized with up to 7 years in prison and hefty fines. (RS)

2 months ago

Monero (XMR) Might Still End The Year Above $500

Chart for XMR/USD (1W) Monero (XMR) currently trades around $107 and is probably one of the safest bets in the market right now. The price has been following a three driver’s pattern, trading in a diverging bullish channel. It has currently reached the bottom of the channel and will likely return with bullish momentum for the long haul that could drive its price all the way to $500 or higher before the end of the year. Apart from the technicals, its fundamentals look great as well. Monero (XMR) transactions are currently cheaper than that of both Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC). Monero (XMR) is one of the oldest cryptocurrency and has always been well respected for its privacy and completely decentralized nature. The need for coins like Monero (XMR) has been felt even more in recent times when we have seen even big projects like Ethereum (ETH) steer away from their original vision. Monero (XMR) being completely free of any central control has always been the centre of interest among investors looking to play it safe for the long term. It is also appealing to those who want to maintain an anonymous identity. A similar privacy coin, Verge (XVG) registered astronomical gains in the past few months. Monero (XMR) seems to have taken a hit due to a recent notorious hardfork and bad press. The whole ASIC mining fiasco certainly did not help and the price reflected that. Just recently a fake Monero site scammed some users. Chart for XMR/BTC (1W) However, things look great on the big picture. Circle Invest has now listed Monero (XMR) on its platform. It should be borne in mind that most of these companies like Circle Invest, Coinbase and TdAmeritrade are trying to get institutional investors onboard with cryptocurrencies like Monero (XMR). Once that happens, the price could sky rocket. Monero (XMR) currently seems to have bounced off the 200MA on XMR/BTC and will likely continue its bullish momentum. Like most cryptocurrencies, its future hinges on the success of Bitcoin. However, while some cryptocurrency may not have any purpose at all if all coins were to disappear tomorrow, the same cannot be said about Monero (XMR) or its kind. There will always be a demand for privacy coins like Monero (XMR). At the moment, the idea of being able to protect one’s identity and having the freedom to do whatever one wants to do with their money seems a bit farfetched to regulatory bodies. However, sooner or later this is going to be a reality. Monero (XMR) has received a lot of criticism for being a gateway to online purchases of drugs on the dark web but despite all that, the coin has continued to do well. The flow of smart money in Monero (XMR) has been keeping it in the top 20 league. The technicals on both charts look favorable for a medium to long term rally. Monero (XMR) also has a loyal community and is a coin that has stayed true to its vision and mission ever since its inception. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1538128067916-0'); }); The post Monero (XMR) Might Still End The Year Above $500 appeared first on Crypto Daily™.

2 months ago

When To Expect A XRP Listing On Coinbase

One of the main issues that Ripple’s XRP enthusiasts have is its listing on one of the biggest digital currency exchanges around the globe, Coinbase. Their problem is most likely based on the prowess and status of the digital currency which makes it deserving of a listing on the number one exchange in the world. However, the expectation still lingers and the question needs to be asked which is will it ever be listed on the exchange? Ripple XRP has gathered prominence to itself as a blockchain project that is unique as a gross real-time system, currency exchange, and a remittance network. The blockchain project has grown in prominence further through its efforts in becoming the best remittance payment platform option around the globe. Taking charge of the dominance of the decade’s old remittance system, SWIFT. This goal has been pursued by established a partnership with more than 100 of the top banks in the world, in the United States, the Middle East and India. As reported by ZyCrypto: “Also, its recently launched product, xRapid that aims at utilizing the XRP as a bridge for the fulfilment of cross-border transactions has indicated the cryptocurrency’s success is just starting. It indicates the sky is just the starting point for the blockchain solution.” Coinbase made a few changes to its listing policy last month whilst also suggesting it will begin to list some new digital currencies in which XRP should be one of them. Although this is just a theory as XRP wasn’t actually mentioned when the news broke, the token jumped by 9%. Is Ripple a good fit for Coinbase? In short, yes! The staggering success achieved by Ripple in recent years suggests that no matter if it gets a listing on Coinbase or not, the token is destined for bigger things. The recent revelation further solidifies that Ripple is in talks with Trump administration as we have previously reported here at CryptoDaily. In addition, the fact that XRP isn’t a minable asset like Bitcoin, has caught the eye of Trump. At the current time of writing, XRP is the third biggest cryptocurrency and is in the green with a 4% increase and a price of $0.460. 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 When To Expect A XRP Listing On Coinbase appeared first on Crypto Daily™.

2 months ago

Will XRP Ever Get Listed On Coinbase? Yes! Expect it Soon

One of the clamors of the Ripple’s XRP enthusiasts is its listing on one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, Coinbase. Their clamor is probably based on the prowess and status of the cryptocurrency which makes it deserving of a listing on the top cryptocurrency exchange in the world. While the expectation of this lingers, the question to be asked is that, will it ever be listed? Let’s examine why it could be listed briefly. The Ripple’s Attribute Ripple XRP has garnered prominence to itself as a blockchain project that specializes as a gross real-time system, currency exchange, and a remittance network. This was created by the Ripple Labs Inc., a U.S.-based tech firm. The blockchain project has grown into prominence further through its efforts in becoming the number one remittance payment platform in the world, taking charge of the dominance of the decade’s old remittance system, SWIFT. This goal has been pursued by establishing a partnership with over 100 top banks in the world; in India, the Middle East, and the United States of America. This effort has brought the cryptocurrency many recognitions that have seen its price taken a surge of recent amid the bearish market. Also, its recently launched product, xRapid that aims at utilizing the XRP as a bridge for the fulfillment of cross-border transactions has indicated the cryptocurrency’s success is just starting. It indicates the sky is just the starting point for the blockchain solution. Coinbase Crypto Listing Last month, Coinbase overhauled its listing policy while it also indicates that it will be listing some new cryptocurrencies, which XRP should feature. Though there was no specific mention of XRP as one of the cryptocurrencies to be listed, the news of the possibility caused a 9% surge in the value of XRP when it was reported. Notably, Ripple XRP is the third-rated cryptocurrency globally with a market cap of $17,604,921,119 after Ethereum. Why Ripple Is A Possible Fit For Coinbase The success achieved by Ripple of recent indicates that with or without Coinbase listing, the cryptocurrency is meant for greater success. The recent revelation further affirms this that Ripple is in talks with the Trumps’ administration, According to Ripple’s executive, the fact that XRP’s cannot be mined just like Bitcoin has caught the undivided attention of President Trump. Few Hours ago the Department of Financial Services [DFS] of the United States announced that Coinbase has just received approval from the state department to act as a cryptocurrency custody which implies that the Coinbase Custody Trust Company LLC will at any time offer custodial services for XRP. Though Ripple is not listed at the moment on Coinbase, its listing is only a matter of time, with greater success and popularity in the offing. Disclosure: This Author Holds Investments In Cryptocurrencies. The post Will XRP Ever Get Listed On Coinbase? Yes! Expect it Soon appeared first on ZyCrypto.

2 months ago

Tron (TRX) Based DApps Have More Than Doubled Since the TVM Was Activated

Back in mid August, Ethereum World News had predicted that once the Tron Virtual Machine was up and running, the sky was the limit for the Tron (TRX) project. History has shown that blockchain developers of decentralized applications are key to any platform becoming great. We saw it with Ethereum from around 2015 to the present day. The amount of DApps and ICOs that used the Ethereum platform, resulted in the digital asset peaking at $1,400 earlier this year. Tron DApps Have More Than Doubled Since Virtual Machine Activation Before the Tron Virtual Machine was successfully activated on the 12th of October, there were only 18 Tron DApps. Majority of these DApps had not yet migrated to the Tron Mainnet. Further looking at the Tron page for Decentralized Applications, we find that there are now 50 DApps in the various stages of development. The DApps have more than doubled in less than two weeks. The Dapps are further categorized as follows and according to their various stages of development: Live - 18 DApps Beta - 4 DApps Prototype - 8 DApps Progress - 3 DApps Concept - 17 Dapps More Smart Contracts Deployed on the Tron Mainnet Four days after the Tron Virtual Machine was activated, the number of Smart Contracts deployed on the Tron Mainnet had reached an amazing value of 90. Checking the current number of smart contracts deployed, we find that this number has since increased to 103. By simple observation, the number of smart contracts on the Tron platform is guaranteed to grow with time. Over 0.5 Million User Accounts The Tron Mainnet has recently reached a new milestone of over 500,000 total accounts on the mainnet. The exact number is 513,723 at the moment of writing this. Conclusion The rapid progress of Tron is a clear indicator that the project is sure to become even better with time. Further assessing the value of TRX in the markets, it is highly probable that the cryptocurrency will eventually make an entry into the top ten digital assets according to market capitalization. Massive adoption and the efforts of its passionate global community, will eventually boost TRX to the top 6 and beyond. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post Tron (TRX) Based DApps Have More Than Doubled Since the TVM Was Activated appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 months ago

PR: Sammie Zhang, Former Financial PR Director, Officially Joins BitKan as Brand Director of Marketing

BitKan continues to hire top international talent: this week the team welcomes Sammie Zhang, an international financial public relations expert, as its brand director in Marketing. Sammie will use her skills to help BitKan expand further into the global market. Financial Media and PR Background Sammie has an impressive seven-year career in the financial and media industries. She started out as a financial reporter in Hong Kong, using the opportunity to build a media network. She then devoted her career specifically to the financial PR industry, at global public relations and integrated communications agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies. From there she moved to Wonderful Sky Financial Group (1260.HK), a leading financial PR communications group in Hong Kong. Sammie then went on to provide professional public relations and investor relations services for over 50 listed companies, most of them TMT clients from China and technology firms based in Silicon Valley. Over the past few years, she took responsibility for over 10 IPO projects, which in 2018 alone have raised over $10 billion USD in the market. She said: “I was so lucky to have been involved in almost all major projects regarding new economy IPOs during the past few years, and have gained successful experiences and international branding insights from these projects.” Why Did You Choose to Work at BitKan? “Gandhi said ‘be the change you want to see in the world’. The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry is that ‘change’ for me. BitKan, established in 2012, is one of the most influential all-in-one platforms for the cryptocurrency and blockchain field. Its branches spread globally including Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. BitKan’s management team is composed of experienced industry experts and its management combines a wealth of talent and international experience in product research and development, community and content operations.” “I am very honored to join BitKan’s big family. In the future, I wish to have more in-depth communications with the management and the marketing team, and provide what I learnt from past successful experiences in traditional financial markets, with an aim to expanding business opportunities, strengthening the company’s global brand influence, and leading BitKan to new milestones.” What Do You Expect to See in Crypto Markets in the Near Future? “A bear market is always presented to me as an opportunity. We can get a chance to reallocate our resources, re-establish our branding image, and utilize this period to strengthen our leading position in the industry. I do trust that cryptocurrency will change the world and BitKan will take a significant position in that new world.” The addition of Sammie Zhang will be an invaluable asset to the BitKan team as it grows the company’s influence globally. About BitKan BitKan was founded by four former employees of Huawei Technology in 2012. The startup has rapidly scaled to become one of China’s leading providers of cryptocurrency data and services, with recent expansion into Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Visit the BitKan homepage and download the mobile app here: Website: https://www.bitkan.com App: https://bitkan.com/app Follow us on our official accounts to find out about our latest announcements and updates: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitkanofficial/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitKanOfficial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bitkanofficial/ Telegram: https://t.me/bitkan 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 PR: Sammie Zhang, Former Financial PR Director, Officially Joins BitKan as Brand Director of Marketing appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

2 months ago

A Chinese company plans to build an artificial moon, eight times brighter than the real one

There’s a certain joy in venturing outside at night and navigating by the glow of the moon. Sadly the moon is never quite bright enough to read a street sign, or to illuminate a sidewalk hidden under a tree’s shadow—but a Chinese space company aims to fix that. Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Company (CASC) plans to build an artificial moon that would be eight times brighter than the real moon, reports Chinese newspaper The People’s Daily. The fake moon would actually a satellite, built to light areas between 6 and 50 miles wide, and would replace streetlights in the city of Chengdu. The satellite is expected to launch in 2020, and Wu Chunfeng, CASC chairman, says testing has already begun. Meanwhile, other groups are trying to make the world dark again. A 2016 study showed that more than 80% of the world, and 99% of people in the US and Europe, live in “light-polluted” areas, where the sky’s natural glow has been altered by artificial light from buildings and street lamps. Entire cities, like Flagstaff, Arizona and Ketchum, Idaho, are actively working to reduce light emissions at night. Both are certified “dark sky communities” by a group called the International Dark Sky Association, which offers dark sky designations to towns, parks, reserves, sanctuaries, and other places actively working towards a “more natural night sky.” Beyond aesthetics, there’s growing evidence that light pollution affects our health. Research shows excess light at night messes with our sleep, which is linked to increased risk for cancer, obesity (paywall), and depression. It also disturbs the natural patterns of wildlife: nocturnal animals like bats are less active in light-polluted areas; animals that use light to navigate, like birds and sea turtles, get confused (paywall); even plants’ lifestages are disrupted by the extra light. Cumulatively, these changes could alter entire ecosystems. To address concerns about the artificial moon’s affect on wildlife, the People’s Daily quoted Kang Weimin, the director of optics at Harbin Institute of Technology, who said “the light of the satellite is similar to a dusk-like glow, so it should not affect animals’ routines.” But given that current levels of light pollution levels already throw off animal routines, a constant “dusk-like glow” would only make things worse.

2 months ago

This article is proof that the Mega Millions plan worked

Americans have lottery fever. They were intentionally infected. The jackpots for the two biggest lottery games in the US are sky high. Today (Oct. 19), the jackpot for Mega Millions is a record $970 million—the second highest prize of all time in the US. For Powerball, tomorrow’s jackpot is $430 million—also among the 20 biggest jackpots ever. The huge numbers are a result of rule changes both games made to juice the biggest jackpots. In 2015, Powerball, a lottery game that can be played in most US states, modified its game so that the chances of winning the jackpot went from about 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. At the same time, Powerball made it more likely that participants could win small prizes. This had the effect of making enormous jackpots far more likely. In October 2017, Mega Millions—played in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands—followed suit, changing the chances of winning its jackpot from 1 in 259 million to 1 in 303 million. The changes were made in order to make the game more popular, as sales slump when there are fewer big jackpots. Eye-popping potential payouts bring more attention to the game (this article is an example) and attract “jackpot chasers” that wouldn’t normally play. If the lottery is constantly hitting new highs, will the interest sustain? It’s tough to say. Record amounts will probably begin to feel more normal, and may lead to less interest from the casual player. Though it’s also possible the mouth- watering numbers will continue to attract new fans.

2 months ago

Goldman says its Marcus UK savings accounts are succeeding because everyone wants better rates

Last week, Goldman Sachs launched its Marcus online savings accounts in Britain—continuing its relatively new venture into the world of consumer banking. The coming months will be an important test of how the Wall Street powerhouse measures up against incumbent financial firms and a host of digital upstarts. But so far, Goldman says it’s feeling pretty good. Goldman is far from alone in the online finance game, but Marcus interest rates are at the top of the field for easy savings accounts in the UK. Its debut may spur other banks to offer more competitive savings rates. The Marcus accounts, which offer interest rates as high as 1.5% annual equivalent rate (AER) with a minimum deposit of £1, have exceeded expectations since they became available on Sept. 27, according to Goldman. Marcus accounts for consumer customers have been available in the US since 2016. “So far the number of sign-ups for Marcus by Goldman Sachs has been stunning,” said Des McDaid, managing director of Marcus by Goldman Sachs, in an e-mailed statement. “Numbers have exceeded even our most ambitious expectations, and our interest rate is clearly a big draw for frustrated savers who have had to put up with a decade of low interest rates.” The bank didn’t provide exact figures for the number of new customers or its internal projections for growth, making it difficult to independently measure the company’s success. But Goldman does have at least one advantage over incumbents: It isn’t encumbered with costly bank branches. Its competitors are, in many cases, gradually closing down brick-and-mortar branches as more personal finance takes place online. On the downside, Marcus in the UK lacks a mobile app, which could make it less attractive to younger customers who expect to do just about everything on their smartphones. Monzo, a London-based fintech with a whizzy app, says it’s adding 20,000 new accounts each week, but it doesn’t pay interest on these accounts (yet). In the US, Marcus has a mobile offering through its Clarity Money personal finance app. Goldman isn’t known for consumer banking, but stricter regulations on trading and other aspects of institutional finance have pushed banks to find new ways of making money. (The lender became a bank holding company at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis and is making greater use of that designation.) Meanwhile, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) plans to start a consumer digital lender called Bó, according to Sky News. State-backed RBS is looking to push back against technology upstarts that threaten to win millions of customers from big bank rivals. Britain’s financial startups also include the likes of Revolut, which says it’s adding 7,000 new accounts a day but, like Monzo, doesn’t pay interest on these accounts. Starling, another upstart, pays 0.25% to 0.5% AER on accounts depending on the balance.

2 months ago

Sammie Zhang, Former Financial PR Director, Officially Joins BitKan as Brand Director of Marketing

Sammie will use her skills to help BitKan expand further into the global market. Financial Media and PR Background Sammie has an impressive seven-year career in the financial and media industries. She started out as a financial reporter in Hong Kong, using the opportunity to build a media network. She then devoted her career specifically to the financial PR industry, at global public relations and integrated communications agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies. From there she moved to Wonderful Sky Financial Group (1260.HK), a leading financial PR communications group in Hong Kong. Sammie then went on to provide professional public relations and investor relations services for over 50 listed companies, most of them TMT clients from China and technology firms based in Silicon Valley. Over the past few years, she took responsibility for over 10 IPO projects, which in 2018 alone have raised over $10 billion USD in the market. She said: “I was so lucky to have been involved in almost all major projects regarding new economy IPOs during the past few years, and have gained successful experiences and international branding insights from these projects.” Why Did You Choose to Work at BitKan? “Gandhi said ‘be the change you want to see in the world’. The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry is that ‘change’ for me. BitKan, established in 2012, is one of the most influential all-in-one platforms for the cryptocurrency and blockchain field. Its branches spread globally including Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. BitKan’s management team is composed of experienced industry experts and its management combines a wealth of talent and international experience in product research and development, community and content operations.” “I am very honored to join BitKan’s big family. In the future, I wish to have more in-depth communications with the management and the marketing team, and provide what I learnt from past successful experiences in traditional financial markets, with an aim to expanding business opportunities, strengthening the company’s global brand influence, and leading BitKan to new milestones.” What Do You Expect to See in Crypto Markets in the Near Future? “A bear market is always presented to me as an opportunity. We can get a chance to reallocate our resources, re-establish our branding image, and utilize this period to strengthen our leading position in the industry. I do trust that cryptocurrency will change the world and BitKan will take a significant position in that new world.” The addition of Sammie Zhang will be an invaluable asset to the BitKan team as it grows the company’s influence globally. About BitKan BitKan was founded by four former employees of Huawei Technology in 2012. The startup has rapidly scaled to become one of China’s leading providers of cryptocurrency data and services, with recent expansion into Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Visit the BitKan homepage and download the mobile app here: Website: https://www.bitkan.com App: https://bitkan.com/app The post Sammie Zhang, Former Financial PR Director, Officially Joins BitKan as Brand Director of Marketing appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

2 months ago

Odyssey (OCN) Price up Over 30%, Possibly Due to OKEx Rumors

Today marks an exciting day for the Odyssey project. Not only is the OCN token up over 30%, but the platform just made it into CMC‘s top 100 cryptocurrencies, currently ranking 94 by market cap. What is Odyssey (OCN) exactly? If you’ve never heard of Odyssey, think of it as a blockchain based Airbnb / Uber type platform. It is a Singapore based project and the OCN ERC20 token is the native currency for the Odyssey network. The team’s mission is to create a peer to peer sharing economy where very little is actually owned and most things are shared. It is a huge project that requires significant resources to develop. Luckily, Odyssey has some high profile advisers that can help the platform achieve their goals. One of OCN’s most prominent chief advisers are Justin Sun - TRON founder. Odyssey also has some major partners, including Amazon Web Partners and IBM. Why Is the OCN Price Going Up? There are some rumors circulating on OCN’s telegram about a potential listing on OKEx. Back in July, Odyssey announced a partnership with the Hong Kong based exchange where the team will build OCNEx, a crypto to crypto exchange built on top of OKEx. The OCNEx exchange went live a month later. According to their website: “OCNEx launches a digital asset exchange on August 15th dedicated to the Global Sharing Economy Community. The exchange will work closely to integrate top security and privacy features, leveraging their partnership with global leading exchange OKEx.” Now that the exchange is up and running, the team behind OCN have effectively demonstrated a working product. While there was a two month gap between OCN’s launch and the price spike, we can assume the market just had a delayed reaction. As you can see in the above chart, the price didn’t start rising until late September. If anything, the OKEx partnership and the OCNEx announcements merely put a pause to the bearish trend. There is a saying in crypto: “buy the rumor, sell the news.” Applying it to the OCN market, if the rumors end up being correct and OKEx does end up listing OCN in the near future, be prepared for a selloff. Currently trading at $0.014, OCN’s hit its all time high back in April when the price hit $0.041. OCN is still a long ways away from that level, but if the platform keeps up with its roadmap, the sky is the limit for the token. ODYSSEY's roadmap, every day, one step closer to a better sharing economy ecosystem! @Obike_SG pic.twitter.com/9pfRJt678b — Odyssey (OCN) Official Channel (@OdysseyOCN) January 17, 2018 Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. OCN Charts by Tradingview The post Odyssey (OCN) Price up Over 30%, Possibly Due to OKEx Rumors appeared first on NullTX.

2 months ago

3 Peculiar VeChain Price Predictions for 2018

Throughout 2018, there has been a very strong focus on the VeChain project. This particular ecosystem seems to attract a lot of price speculators and enthusiasts, which can lead to some interesting VET predictions for the remainder of 2018. The following 3 charts show the VeChain price might be bound for a major upswing, assuming key support levels hold true. #3 Caught in the Middle Chart: Tradingview It doesn’t happen all that often traders outline the three key “zones” for any cryptocurrency. In the case of Blockchaindedi, the chart contains a lot of information which can be quite beneficial to those with both short- and long-term aspirations. Trading at 180 satoshi, VET unfortunately broke down the crucial level and is currently in the bearish range. VeChain needs to break through the 187 satoshi resistance in order to make gains in the near future. Should the VeChain price move up, however, it is most unlikely a new all-time high will be reached at some point in 2019. The current VET all-time high sits near the 330 Satoshi level. Surpassing that value will be extremely challenging, but once the 260 Satoshi level is broken, anything is possible for this popular altcoin. If and when either trend will materialize, however, is a different matter altogether. #2 Waiting for the big Move Chart: Tradingview It is safe to say a lot of cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been waiting for any sort of bullish momentum. The year 2018 has been pretty disappointing so far, but things can still turn around. Oamati, for example, firmly believes VeChain will see a big move in the near future. Although this trend has not effectively materialized yet, it is evident the triangle pattern can still be broken with relative ease in the coming days or weeks. The big question is which way this particular triangle will break. A downward trend could easily push VET down to 147 Satoshi, whereas an uptrend will push the altcoin as high as 250 Satoshi. None of these changes are “massive” compared to what happened earlier in the year, but they will tell a tale of what the future will hold for this particular altcoin moving forward. For now, the waiting game continues, to much dismay of most traders and enthusiasts. #1 The Multi-year Long Chart: Tradingview Optimism is a valuable trait in the world of cryptocurrency. The year 2018 has been absolutely terrible, although some traders keep their faith regardless. HonzaHonzas is one of those individuals who looks at the VeChain price from a multi-year perspective. That also means VeChain is, in the opinion of this trader, a very safe buy for the coming months and years. Charts like these are very intriguing, although they may not necessarily tell the entire story. It is certainly true things look very promising for VeChain based on the current market conditions, although it remains to be seen which way the triangle will break for VET. If positive, the sky is the limit. A negative breakout, however, would not be disastrous for VET either, as it seemingly leads to even more accumulation. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. Please do your own research before investing into any cryptocurrency. VeChain Charts by Tradingview The post 3 Peculiar VeChain Price Predictions for 2018 appeared first on NullTX.

2 months ago

Here’s a map of all the Sears and Kmart stores closing in the US

Sears filed for bankruptcy in New York’s federal court early Oct. 15, announcing the closure of their remaining 142 Sears and Kmart stores (you can read the bankruptcy court filing here (pdf)). After years fighting decreases in sales at its once ubiquitous department stores, the company announced a chapter 11 bankruptcy to provide restructuring and financial relief for the organization. As part of the restructuring plan, Eddie Lampert will vacate his CEO post and become chairman. What started as a catalog company in 1893 changed the American landscape through its once innovative big-box store approach to retail. Sears grew hand in hand with the expansion of the post-war US middle class. As families moved out of the cities and into the suburbs, Sears was there, with its big-box stores offering furniture, kitchen appliances, and home and auto repairs. Innovative in its day, Sears offered a one-stop shop allowing patrons to browse goods ranging from the latest fashion trends to cleaning contraptions, giving suburban customers a retail experience without driving into the cities. In recent years, Sears failed respond effectively as buyers moved from the malls to their monitors. Declining foot traffic in malls, and the rise in popularity of online marketplaces like Amazon scuttled Sears’ sales and stock value. An acquisition by Kmart in 2004, which formed the Sears Holding Corporation, briefly re-energized the brand, but didn’t do enough for its long-term chances. In addition to 46 shop liquidations earlier this year, the company has announced that 142 Sears and Kmart stores will close their doors before the end of 2018. The map below shows the locations of all these stores, according to court filings: The closing of so many physical stores likely signals the end of the iconic department store, though in court proceedings, the company’s chief financial officer, Robert Riecker, issued cautionary hope: “Will Sears be relegated to the dustbin of history, and will 68,000 Americans lose their jobs, or will Sears enter the next chapter of its life as an iconic American company?” Store Number Debtor Address 4455 Kmart Corporation 3955 S W Murray Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005-2316 3982 Kmart Corporation 215 W Hanford/Armona Rd Lemoore, CA 93245-2302 3978 Kmart Corporation 400 Crosstown Road Peachtree City, GA 30269-2915 3713 Kmart Corporation 6239 Turner Lake Road Covington, GA 30014-2064 3808 Kmart Corporation 1530 East Broad Street Statesville, NC 28625-4302 9438 Kmart Corporation 720 Clairton Blvd/Rte 51 Pleasant Hills, PA 15236-4517 7209 Kmart Corporation 15891 State Rt 170 East Liverpool, OH 43920-9633 2225 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 703 N Berkeley Blvd Goldsboro, NC 27534-3444 1646 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 11033 Carolina Place Pkwy Pineville, NC 28134-8370 2600 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 3401 S Us Highway 41 Terre Haute, IN 47802-4154 4433 Kmart Stores of Illinois, LLC 3701 Broadway St Quincy, IL 62301-3721 4150 Kmart Corporation 528 W Plank Road Altoona, PA 16602-2802 3820 Kmart of Michigan, Inc. 06600 M-66 North Charlevoix, MI 49720-9505 2584 Sears, Roebuck and Co. Rt 394 & Hunt Blvd Lakewood, NY 14750- 7229 Kmart Corporation 600 C W Stevens Blvd Grayson, KY 41143-1190 2963 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 400 N Center St Westminster, MD 21157-5140 1405 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 400 Cross Creek Mall Fayetteville, NC 28303-7244 9354 Kmart Corporation 430 W Ridge Rd Griffith, IN 46319-1095 3097 Kmart Corporation 2803 E Kanesville Blvd Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1004 9222 Kmart Corporation 1111 N 2Nd Cherokee, IA 51012-1287 3361 Kmart Corporation 1502 South Fourth St Allentown, PA 18103-4949 3807 Kmart Corporation 835 Solomons Island Rd N Prince Frederick, MD 20678-3912 2306 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 1001 Rainbow Dr Gadsden, AL 35901-5376 7169 Kmart Corporation 400 South Broadway Salina, KS 67401-4005 2124 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 5522 Shaffer Rd Ste 129 Dubois, PA 15801-3304 2341 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 701 Se Wyoming Blvd Casper, WY 82609-4213 7223 Kmart Corporation 7000 Veterans Memorial Metairie, LA 70003-4497 2335 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd Clarksville, TN 37040-5011 9409 Kmart Corporation 1000 Nutt Rd Phoenixville, PA 19460-2200 2546 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 2625 Scottsville Rd Bowling Green, KY 42104-4477 2311 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 3201 W Main St Norman, OK 73072-4847 1287 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 6600 Menaul Blvd Ne Ste 700 Coronado, NM 87110-3447 1080 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 2605 Preston Rd Frisco, TX 75034-9434 1403 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 1235 Worcester Rd & Natick, MA 01760- 1112 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 12431 Wayzata Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55305-1925 1844 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia, MD 21044-3341 1318 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 3001 Ming Ave Bakersfield, CA 93304-4145 1115 Sears, Roebuck and Co. 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd Chattanooga, TN 37421-6006 3941 Kmart Corporation Northrid

2 months ago

Analysis: Ripple (XRP) is Sky Rocketing the Crypto Market

XRP/USD Medium-term Trend: Bullish Resistance Levels: $0.50, $0.53, $ 0.57 Support Levels: $0.46, $0.43, $0.40 The cryptocurrency is bullish in its medium-term outlook. The coin was consolidating for more than two days. Later yesterday, it was a bit bearish but the bears were unable to push the coin below the demand level of $0.40 as the bulls came into the market by forming bullish hammer candle. Today, the bulls with increased momentum pushed the price up and broke the resistance levels of $0.46, $0.50 and $0.53. The bulls took over the market for some time before the bears returned to the market and pushed the price back below the support level of $0.46 which may serve as a retest to the level. The coin is currently, above the 50-day EMA while the 10-day EMA is below the 50-day EMA which connotes the continuation of an uptrend. The MACD indicator with its histogram is above the zero line and its signal lines are pointing to the north which suggests buying signal. XRP/USD Short-term Trend: Bullish XRP is also bullish on the short term. Earlier today, the coin experienced consolidation for few hours before the Bulls took control of the market. There was a sudden increase in the market as the bulls increased their pressure and the coin rally rapidly to the north and this might be a fundamental effect on the market. The coin move to the higher level of resistance of $0.50 before the bears interrupted the uptrend movement and pushed the coin back to the support level of $0.46 which may serve as a retest before it resumes to the uptrend. On the 1-hour chart the 10-day EMA has crossed the 50-day EMA upside and the price is above the 10-day EMA which indicates that price is increasing. Moreover, the MACD histogram is above the zero line and the signal lines are pointing to the north which indicates a buy signal. The post Analysis: Ripple (XRP) is Sky Rocketing the Crypto Market appeared first on ZyCrypto.

2 months ago

How astronauts survived the Soyuz’s near-disaster

The destruction of a Russian rocket carrying an American and a Russian into space today (Oct. 11) was nearly the worst nightmare for the space program—another Challenger. Instead, the two men landed safely 34 minutes later, rescued by the automatic abort systems in their space capsule. How did what a senior astronaut called “a good news story” happen? In the early afternoon local time at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague were strapped tightly into their Soyuz capsule, atop a 55-m rocket consisting of three booster stages. Ignition went well, and the rocket cruised into the sky, with the livestream showing the astronauts consulting their table computers inside the cockpit. Less than two minutes into their flight, at an altitude of about 50 km (31 miles) above the planet and moving several times the speed of sound, something went wrong as the first set of boosters separated from the vehicles. The video stream showed the passengers being shaken inside the cabin before it was cut. The astronauts shaken about as their Soyuz vehicle malfunctions. Reid Wiseman, the deputy chief of NASA’s astronaut office, said the astronauts were alerted about one second in advance by a warning light that turned on inside the capsule. Then, an automatic system fired pyrotechnic bolts to cut the capsule free from the rocket, even as abort motors mounted on the capsule ignited to carry it away from the rest of the vehicle. It was the first time the launch escape system had been used since 1983. At that moment, the astronauts likely experienced “an acute onset of g” equal to six or seven times the force of Earth’s gravity, Wiseman said. And then, they called into the control stations to report feelings of weightlessness. Onboard the International Space Station, another astronaut caught an image of the Soyuz capsule as it soared briefly out into space. Glad our friends are fine. Thanks to the rescue force of >1000 SAR professionals! Today showed again what an amazing vehicle the #Soyuz is, to be able to safe the crew from such a failure. Spaceflight is hard. And we must keep trying for the benefit of humankind.#Exp57 #SoyuzMS10 pic.twitter.com/Gylnn98UE9 — Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) October 11, 2018 “The first thing we heard them report was that they sensed weightlessness,” Wiseman says. “Next call we had was that they were feeling fine.” At that point, the Soyuz capsule was at the edge of space, but without the full burn of its rocket boosters behind it, it would not have the velocity necessary, roughly 28,000 km per hour (17,500 mph), to stay in orbit around the Earth without being dragged back through the atmosphere, much less catch up with the International Space Station. Ballistic reentry Instead, the astronauts were instructed to “engage the ballistic reentry mode.” Astronauts talk a lot about reentry, because it is one of the most dangerous phases of spaceflight as the spacecraft encounters the atmosphere again. Modern space capsules are shaped for a shallow glide into the atmosphere that limits the stress on the occupants—but that assumes the right approach speed and angle. In the old days of Yuri Gagarin and John Glenn, capsules reentered ballistically—that is, under the force of gravity alone. Today the method is still used in emergencies. Plummeting straight through the atmosphere is no pleasant task. The capsule spins like a rifle bullet as it flies to make sure its heat shields remain pointed at the ground; if it somehow flipped and exposed the hatch to the super-hot air generated by contact with the atmosphere, the spacecraft would burn up like Columbia. Astronauts who have participated in ballistic reentries due to malfunctions recount the experience as something they’d like to have missed. In the case of today’s flight, the white-knuckle ride ended with a successful parachute descent near the city of Dzhezkazgan, one of the staging points for the astronauts during their training procedures. Russian search-and-rescue forces were able to spot the descending spacecraft and arrive at its landing site before it touched down. The astronauts were returned safe and sound, if likely exhausted, bruised, and battered, to their launch site. Investigators are working to determine what caused the worrying failure. A defect discovered in a Soyuz capsule in August increased concerns about the vehicle, which was the only way to reach the International Space Station until this accident. US companies SpaceX and Boeing are working to a build a new generation of astronaut-carrying spacecraft that are expected to debut next year. Совершивший аварийную посадку экипаж #СоюзМС10 находится под динамическим наблюдением опытных врачей ЦМСЧ-1 ФМБА России на #Байконур. Самочувствие и состояние здоровья космонавта @roscosmos Алексея Овчинина и астронавта @NASA Ник Хейга @AstroHague хорошее https://t.co/ikZX8uAydZ pic.twitter.com/lIy0KedoiX — ФМБА России (@FMBA_of_Russia) Octob

2 months ago

Joe Crypto: The Market Calls The Shots

We can try and make sense of yesterday’s absolutely brutal market correction, where the bottom fell out of crypto and dragged most of the market with it for a few heart-wrenching hours. The New York Stock Exchange had its worst day for eight months, rising interest rates in the US drew the ire of the President and there are other factors that simply combined to produce a perfect storm. This was the market’s occasional reminder that, even with the best preparation, we are along for the ride. We do not call the shots. The total market cap fell from $217.81 billion at 3:30Pm yesterday to $200.14 billion at its lowest point today, although it had fought back to $201.78 billion by 3:30PM today. Double digit losses across the board were par for the course, it was an ocean of red and there were just a few coins that managed to defy the odds and fight against the tide. 0x Coinbase Pro Listing Pays Off 0x’s 5.40% boost in the last 24 hours to 3PM EST is nothing short of heroic considering the market. On another day, the news of its Coinbase Pro listing might have brought the casuals in and sent the coin price rocketing. Today was perhaps the wrong day for this kind of news, but it still helped 0x (ZRX) beat the gravitational pull of a falling market and hit a new market cap of $430.84 million.The token has steadily increased over the past month as well, ignoring the radical peaks and troughs, so it is one to watch when the market turns. QASH Makes Progress and Profit QASH was a surprise entry in the win column today and it recorded a 3.57% increase in the last 24 hours. QASH launched its Liquid exchange recently and it is making serious inroads in Japan in particular. The Liquid exchange links up existing exchanges and allows them to share their liquidity and provide a reserve for each other. The parent company QUOINE has merged with the Quionex crypto exchange it founded in 2014 in the last month and these managerial shuffle have boosted its fortunes on the market of late. The end goal of a fintech company, cryptocurrency exchange and a portfolio of financial products and services on the blockchain really hasn’t changed. Others to put in a strong showing include the Dai, a relative minnow, which recorded a 1.20% boost today. That one we can easily explain, it’s a stablecoin and they suddenly look like a good idea when the sky is falling in. New Portal Proves Potent For PIVX PIVX was another coin that beat the odds. The tech behind it is MIT-licensed, open source blockchain that aims for near instant and totally secure transactions. The company has been busy of late and launched a new community portal on October 5th that has helped bolster the price on the crypto markets. PIVX only recorded a 1.13% rise in the last 24 hours, but that’s a victory in itself on a day like this. A new market cap of $67.74 million is scant reward for its efforts, but it is making progress technically and could be worth watching. Bitcoin Weathers Storm Well Pretty much everybody else lost today and the only question that remained was how badly. Out of the big three, Bitcoin weathered the storm much better than Ethereum and XRP, which racked up 10.59% and 12.53% losses respectively. Bitcoin’s recovery to record a 4.76% loss bears out the theory that it is going to be a safe port in the storm for those that don’t want to go into stablecoins or pull money out the market. Apart from that there isn’t too much we can learn from the last 24 hours, apart from a healthy dose of humility. Days like this, they are reminders that we are just along for the ride. The author is not invested in any digital currency. The post Joe Crypto: The Market Calls The Shots appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

2 months ago

How bees reacted to the 2017 solar eclipse

As the 2017 solar eclipse darkened the skies across the United States, humans rejoiced while flamingos huddled, crickets chirped, and, according to a new study, bees fell silent. For a study published today in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America, a team of researchers recruited volunteers from 11 sites across the country that fell in the path of totality of the eclipse. The morning of the eclipse, those volunteers—many of whom were elementary-school students and their teachers—set up itsy-bitsy microphones above plants known to be attractive to bees, like sunflowers, thistle, and goldenbush. Bees buzz because of the way their anatomy works during flight, and so, by analyzing buzz duration, the researchers were able to get a sense of the bees’ movement throughout the eclipse. Bees at the 11 research sites were buzzing before and after totality—14 of the 16 mics picked up at least one buzz every few minutes. But the bees were nearly silent as the moon blotted out the sun. The researchers reported just a single buzz in the three minutes of totality across the 16 mics. Because background noise obscured buzzing at some sites, the researchers wanted to focus on data from sites with consistent buzzing before and after totality to figure out exactly how the bees reacted to the total eclipse of the sun. To do that, researchers randomly selected two three-minute-long clips from each recording station: one from before totality, and one from after. If the site’s before and after clips both contained at least three buzzes, that site was included in the analysis, and researchers listened for buzzes in the 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after totality. In the end, 7 sites qualified, giving researchers a total of 177 buzzes to analyze. They found that buzz duration decreased as the sky darkened, suggesting that bees in range of the mic were more likely to stay put around the peak of the eclipse. This makes sense, the researchers write, since the darkness would mess with bees’ ability to forage. Other animals have been found to behave like it’s nighttime during an eclipse: spiders take down their webs, and diurnal birds get quiet while nocturnal birds begin to sing. Another delightful aspect to these results are the fourth- and fifth-grade volunteers’ cartoons about what they observed. The students took just a few liberties in their art, but they were quite good at counting buzzes in recordings: their buzz counts overlapped with the researchers’ at an impressive 91% rate. And it sounds like the researchers are already gearing up for their next opportunity to collect data. “The next solar eclipse will come through Missouri in 2024,” they write. “We bee chasers, including some promising new recruits, will be ready.”

2 months ago

ASQ has literally dropped $100,000 into the sky - and it’s still up for grabs!

As crypto becomes more mainstream and the industry becomes increasingly crowded, startups are beginning to realize that they’re going to need to seriously step up their game if they want to stand out from the rest of the crowd. In order to incentivize users to get on board with their ideas, many companies have resorted to launching online airdrops that provide participants with free tokens in order to spread the word. ASQ Protocol is one of the most recent companies to launch an airdrop. But instead of simply doing on online airdrop like the vast majority of cryptocurrency companies, ASQ is determined to stand out by bringing crypto to the troposphere. What is a Crypto Airdrop? Essentially, a crypto airdrop is the distribution of a cryptocurrency - usually for free - to a large number of wallet addresses. Airdrops are becoming increasingly popular amongst cryptocurrency startups as a way to gain attention and incentivize people to take an interest in their project. The ultimate goal of an airdrop is usually to increase the user base and to encourage a wider disbursement of coins or tokens. It goes without saying that these are usually quite an effective way of garnering interest. Everyone loves free stuff, after all. Now, there are even dedicated websites like Airdrop Alert, designed to let users know when the next airdrop is, and how they can take part. Who Are ASQ Protocol? You might have already heard of ASKfm, the anonymous question and answer platform, launched back in June 2010 that allows users from all over the world to ask each other questions. ASKfm is now the largest question and answer platform in the world. It currently has over 215 million users from all over the world from 168 different countries and is available in 49 different languages. ASQ Protocol is a brand new project launched by the ASKfm team that is designed to address the current problems associated with content distribution and provide a solution to the ever-growing amount of low-quality content available on the Internet. It will be completely decentralized, and will allow users to generate, store, share, and monetize their content and receive the benefits directly, without having to deal with intermediaries and middle-men. In addition to this, ASQ Protocol will work with a number of different partner platforms in order to provide more value to content creators by introducing their content to a wider audience and providing a transparent monetization source. Users will be paid in the form of ASQ utility tokens. ASQ Protocol and Skyrora Join Forces On the 14th of September 2018, ASQ Protocol and Skyrora joined forces to launch a massive $100,000 into the troposphere. Skyrora is a space technology company aiming to meet the growing demand for small satellite launches and provide cost-effective, responsive access to space. Ultimately, they hope to help the UK government to reach their goal of capturing 10% of the global space market. Together, the two companies launched a rocket above Scotland in the UK. It carried a Nano Ledger S hardware wallet, which was dropped somewhere in the Scottish countryside. Deadline Extended - You Can Still Take Part! Initially, participants had until the 30th September 2018 to find the hidden wallet. However, due to a large number of incoming requests, the new deadline has since been extended to the 14th of October, meaning you could still be in with a chance! The post ASQ has literally dropped $100,000 into the sky - and it’s still up for grabs! appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 months ago

Analysis Reveals Nano, Stellar, XRP, EOS, NEO and IOTA Are Among the Fastest Cryptocurrencies on Binance

Nano is currently the fastest cryptocurrency on Binance, according to a crypto coin tracker that monitors the deposit speed of all coins on major exchanges. The breakdown from Bitcoin Kit lists Nano on top, with a block time of three seconds and one confirmation required to approve the transaction. Next up is Stellar Lumens, ICON, Skycoin, XRP ...

2 months ago

Crypto Startup to Sponsor the British Masters Golf Tournament

Yesterday, LIFElabs, a philanthropic blockchain and cryptocurrency startup, announced that it would be sponsoring the Sky Sports British Masters Golf Tournament, set for next week. It joins other organizations sponsoring the event, including Adidas, Ladbrokes and TaylorMade. LIFElabs announced that that it would hold a contest on the ninth hole for the golfers and award the first participant to hit a hole-in-one, with 10,000 Euros. It would also offer 10,000 Euros to be split in between two charity organizations: the Cancer Research UK and the European Tour Foundation. (KE)

2 months ago

Steps To Create Your Own Global Cloud Computing Business Using The Ease And Security Of Blockchain Payments With Unchainet

A lot of excitement has been prevalent regarding Blockchain technology and its impact, especially in the finance sector. It is not unknown that Bitcoin’s value reached the sky in 2017 to... Continue reading "Steps To Create Your Own Global Cloud Computing Business Using The Ease And Security Of Blockchain Payments With Unchainet" The post Steps To Create Your Own Global Cloud Computing Business Using The Ease And Security Of Blockchain Payments With Unchainet appeared first on UseTheBitcoin....

3 months ago

Eternal Token Shoots for the Moon, Gains 89% amid East Africa Expansion

The sky is the limit for Eternal Token (XET) today, with the cryptocurrency advancing 89% in the last 24 hours on trading volume of $1 million. Most of the trading is unfolding on IDAX exchange in the XET/BTC trading pair with XET/ETH coming in a close second. The project has been making advancements, most recently unveiling an Eternal Coin in Kenya, Africa. Eternal East Africa Kenya is expected to make its debut in January 2019.(GT)

3 months ago

Marijuana Stock: The Sky Is the Limit as CARA Stock Breaks Out

CARA Stock: This Marijuana Stock Is Poised for Further Gains Marijuana stocks have once again been set ablaze. Greed and the fear of missing out (FOMO) is causing retail investors to clamor into this space. There are already some signs that a bubble is inflating in the marijuana sector. Even the slightest mention of the words "marijuana," "cannabis," "THC," or "cannabidiol (CBD)" in a press release creates a massive buzz around a stock. A bubble may be in the making, but this is not necessarily bad news. From an investment standpoint, this is a time when the largest gains are captured in the least amount of time. I am focusing on a non-traditional marijuana company. The post Marijuana Stock: The Sky Is the Limit as CARA Stock Breaks Out appeared first on Profit Confidential....

3 months ago

Veridium Sells Tokens Worth $5 million to BKCM and Other VC Companies

On Friday, Veridum, a blockchain steered environmental company sold $5 million worth of its tokens to various VC firms. The participants of the acquisition were Brian Kelly Capital Management, BlackTower Capital, Pink Sky Capital, and JCH Capital PTY. Veridium obtained the funds just before its scheduled presale on October 1. According to Todd lemons, Veridium’s chairman, the contributions of the VC firms will expedite his firm’s vision holding DLT for the carbon credit industry. (KE)

3 months ago

Got some unpopular questions..

As I am banned in main telegram chat (and even if I wasn't noone would answer those questions) I'd like to ask here many serious questions regading the project and events of few last weeks. There are also many strange claims so let's get to it: 1) Skycoin claims perfect decentralization, yet can freeze wallets. If it's temp, what will happen if they screw up later without that option? 2) Skycoin claims obelisk is UBER ALLES consensus, but have anyone actually give public something more than promises? 3) Skycoin claims to be self funded, then some Chinese owns many % of circulatinng supply. Synth repeatedly says there was ICO with price of 10c, but from what happened they bought it OTC? I don't get it 4) How are the operations run and who is in charge? To create something so big as skywire you need good plan, comunity and comunicate well with them, tech, and so on. For skywie to operate you need maybe even hundreds of thousands of people running the net. Which brings me to another points 5) Lack of info on website. It's so shallow, everything. 6) FUD that makes people disbeliev and that won't help a god damn thing. How do you want to motivate them to build, when there is devasteted price of your token? Noone care about 10c ICO that was OTC. Synth was making fun of presales and other industry problems yet here he admits they did it too? WTF? 7) Rewards: Still not announced. And how long will they be payed? Economic calculation is key feature of adaptation and all that's discussed are some kitties and hardware wallets for coin that dropped 80% in few weeks. WTF? Maybe some info? 8) Is there any serious project made that will be able to run on skyminers? From talking to SLB they are going their own way and won't incentivize skywire nodes for running the network. Samos seems more like a dream (and OMG who build their website? 10 year old kid? Even worrdpress theme for 40$ is 10x better than that ). And what are the others? And are their blockchains centralized now also? 9) Is there some actual testing on the testnet? I am running some nodes and there is absolutely no traffic. Rewards are for uptime.. I'd expect some bots or people to try some operations etc. 10) How can anyone believe in that directional antenna bullshit? Who will you connect to? And how can you connect to multiple sources with 1 directional antena? With this density of nodes in the world, noone can connect to anyone. And if there are 500 antenas over a small city roof, they would jam each other, won't they? And to connect the mesh network you need tens of thousands nodes in bigger cities, else it's just a VPN over common internet and it will be for a long time if not forever. 11 ) Why bothering with hardware wallets along with antenas along with openWRT router, along with another things.. Shouldn't there be a focus to just build one thing and move to another? Seems more like bunch of crazy people playing randomly at what they enjoy the most ATM. But if I'd like to let my neighbour use my bandwith via skywire, it's impossible task with simple wifi over the wall. Why antenas, when there is no way to join now? That leads to another thing: 13) Coin hours and their use. It's total nonsense. If skywire should be ever operated on them, you would have to buy them alone for spending. If they are separated, what will prevent you from bloating the network with skycoin operations that are free? You separate the CH and then do w/e you wont. Or will you not be able to use your money if you don't have any CH? Will there be required amount of CH to send some size of SKY? 14) Who will set the price of CH fo the traffic on the network? It cannot be centralized deceision, nor automatic. That is economical suicide for the network as it would be cheap somewhere and expennsive elsewhere and who is to say without knowing local prices. If the nodes will be able to set up their own pices, then by what means? And why is there no info about this issue? 15) How will common person join the network to use it (even if just it's vpn service). How will he obtain CH? How will he set up payments? I think that you need many people focusing on such a thing to realize it succesfully. 16) who has the keys to the rest of unlocked coins and by what process and logic are they released? I could go on with another 50 questions but kinda don't want to. I love the idea of Skycoin but the realization seems extremely tragic. And there were more simple great ideas that failed in the history because of few mistakes. But still could anyone address some of my points? Give some insight, or discuss about it? -------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE -------------------------------------------------------------- After someone posted link to AMA1 - https://www.reddit.com/r/skycoin/comments/82aj2t/check_out_part_1_of_our_first_skycoin_official/ I found out that some answers are there. Well not exactly answers always, but at least it is obvi...

6 months ago

As of now, there are already 3424 nodes connected to the Skywire network 1 week after testnet being launched.

#####Skywire node discoverer -> 3424 http://discovery.skycoin.net:8001/#/ ##### BTC node estimation -> 10k https://bitnodes.earn.com/dashboard/?days=365 https://coin.dance/nodes ##### ETH node estimation -> 16k https://www.ethernodes.org/network/1 ##### Context It's important to remember that this is counting Skywire nodes and NOT Obelisk consensus nodes unlike the BTC/ETH node # above. At the same time, on average each person is likely running 8 nodes in order to meet the whitelisting requirement. This means there are around 428 people (could be less since one person can run more than 1 miner or more than 8 nodes per miner) participating on the network. Therefore the number can be considered "inflated" depending on your perspective. Importantly though, every single one of the 3424 nodes CAN also run consensus nodes or block minting nodes for the network or other blockchain applications on Fibre in the future. If 1 out of 8 nodes are running Obelisk consensus nodes we are already 4.28% of the way to match BTC ONE week after testnet being launched. Obelisk allows non-computationally intensive CPUs to participate in the network. This means a drastically lower cost of participation and we are seeing that right in front of our eyes currently. The strong emphasis of a hardware backbone incentivisation for Skywire in combination of the design of Obelisk permits a very egalitarian participation of the network. Skywire is laying the hardware infrastructure essential for scaling decentralisation in the future. The ultimate measure of decentralisation is the # of people in the network. It is not hashrate as we can see with Jihan single handedly dominating the ASIC scene. **This is what Satoshi's "one CPU one vote" meant**. This recent viral website https://www.crypto51.app/ with estimations of the cost of 51% attack for each coin not only is worrisome for MANY coins as they are shockingly low, I also believe everyone is using the wrong ruler. The most fundamental unit of measure is # of people as this is the ultimate definition of power to the people rather than power to the hash-rate. When the Skycoin hardware ecosystem continues to roll out and scale, using the "1 hr attack cost" scale will be a meaningless measure. There will be no hash-rate manufacturing ASIC bottleneck equivalent for Obelisk since even an Orange Pi can participate in the network. The ubiquity of such a low energy demanding CPU will be impossible to stop like cockcroaches. No state actors can possibly attack the network unlike BTC now. Skycoin is truly cyberpunk. edit: 80 nodes has already joined the network in the past 8 hours! This is so fun to watch in real time :D....

6 months ago

Binance

Next 14 hours to 16 hours later binance list skycoin ...

7 months ago

📰 Skycoin April Megathread

### Videos: #### [KJT Interview with Synth of Skycoin — YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdvgs7xR3hU) #### [Skycoin Synth Speaks: History & The Future Of Blockchain [BITCOIN 2.0]](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2-q2jra13Q) #### [Skycoin Synth Speaks: Skycoin Ecosystem Launch Conference Keynote, Shanghai 2018](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFZ9ymqEa20) #### [Skycoin Synth Speaks: The Power of Skyminer And The Scalability Of The Platform](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KnSb_tDbMQ) #### [Skycoin Synth Speaks: Skywire, Blockchain 3.0, and the Future Business & Telecommunications](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5VdRyZe9EE) #### [Skycoin Synth Speaks: The Power of Skyminer And The Scalability of the Skycoin Platform](https://medium.com/skycoin/skycoin-synth-speaks-the-power-of-skyminer-and-the-scalability-of-the-skycoin-platform-bfc766614b2f) #### [Skycoin Synth Interviews - YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnkI2h-8SexgPTuH7e9GsCaTF3caOPyNr) #### [Skycoin - The Most Advanced Blockchain Application Ever](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee0y8JzhenQ) #### [Chris Coney & Skycoin Lead Developer Synth](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-ChyzmUaW0) #### [Introducing The Skycoin Skyminer — The Hardware for the New Internet](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CbSdVIwr8E) #### [CCT's Joe Blackburn talks Skyminers with Skycoin CEO, Synth](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrXMCnN3Rzg) #### [Skycoin 101](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNvjqB_QloU) #### [Official Skyminer Build Tutorial - How To Build An Official Skycoin Skyminer](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22ytucw2A4k) ### Community articles: #### [Skywire: Building an Internet for the People, Run by the People](https://www.investinblockchain.com/skywire-decentralized-internet/) #### [Skycoin Fiber — Blockchain platform for applications — by Christian Ott](https://christianott.co/skycoin_fiber_en/) #### [Slideshow about Skycoin — by Christian Ott](https://christianott.co/skycoin_slideshow_en/) #### [Skycoin ecosystem in one graphic — by Christian Ott](https://christianott.co/artworks_skycoinecosystem_en/) #### [Skycoin — how to contribute to the Skyfleet](https://medium.com/@cryptodiscipulus/skycoin-how-to-contribute-to-the-skyfleet-39ec6e11d033) #### [THE SKYCOIN ECOSYSTEM LAUNCH CONFERENCE REPORT](https://steemit.com/blockchain/@bivins1/the-skycoin-ecosystem-launch-conference-report) #### [Skycoin: A D.I.Y Miners Guide — Steemit](https://steemit.com/blockchain/@tetragravity/skycoin-a-d-i-y-miners-guide) #### [How To Buy Skycoin — Steemit](https://steemit.com/skycoin/@zeenobit/how-to-buy-skycoin) #### [Skyminer vs Bitcoin Miner - A Comparison](https://medium.com/@cryptodiscipulus/skyminer-vs-bitcoin-miner-a-comparison-38e0316b1d4c) #### [A decentralized, 3rd gen bitcoin beating trust coin?](https://medium.com/@jbavester/a-decentralized-3rd-generation-bitcoin-beating-trust-coin-648cb4432345) #### [Beginner’s Guide to Skycoin: A Blockchain to Fix The Internet?](https://blockonomi.com/skycoin-guide/) #### [PICTURES, SNIPPETS AND SOUNDBYTES FROM SKYCOIN PROJECT ECOSYSTEM LAUNCH CONFERENCE IN SHANGHAI APRIL 10 2018](https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@bivins1/pictures-snippets-and-soundbytes-from-skycoin-project-ecosystem-launch-conference-in-shanghai-april-10-2018) #### [DIY Skyminer Photos — Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/diyskyminers/) #### [Skywire Introduction by windrip](https://www.reddit.com/r/skycoin/comments/8hdn8o/skywire_introduction/) ### Official articles: #### [Skycoin The Ethereum Killer](https://medium.com/skycoin/skycoin-the-ethereum-killer-af61f6f52915) #### [Synth on the Skycoin blueprint for global blockchain adoption](https://medium.com/crypto-commentator/synth-on-the-skycoin-blueprint-for-global-blockchain-adoption-1c50d9c9cb7b) #### [Skycoin Aims To Fix Fatal Flaws Of Bitcoin and Ethereum — Reuters](https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=33125) #### [Satoshi Nakamoto and the Skycoin Project](https://medium.com/@bivins1/satoshi-nakamoto-and-the-skycoin-project-fact-is-stranger-than-fiction-c2fb85531377) #### [Skycoin Fiber Platform](https://medium.com/@Skycoinproject/skycoin-fiber-platform-bf64debfc60f) #### [All Clear, Skyfleet, Take to the SKY!](https://medium.com/@Skycoinproject/all-clear-skyfleet-take-to-the-sky-5a5ea6063f4d) #### [Skycoin Whitepaper TL;DR](https://medium.com/@Skycoinproject/skycoin-whitepaper-tl-dr-f8e84dcd0d98) #### [The Skycoin OpenWRT Router Is Here](https://twitter.com/Skycoinproject/status/988995534181593088) #### [Skycoin Hardware Wallet Prototype Shown at Ecosystem Launch Conference](https://twitter.com/Skycoinproject/status/983537369700761600) #### [Skywire, The New Internet For The New World](https://medium.com/skycoin/skywire-the-new-internet-for-the-new-world-6d09a8542c50) #### [Introducing Skycoin Wallet v0.23, now with encryption!](https://twitter.com/Skycoinproject/status/989428874101567488) [](#horiz)...

8 months ago

Check out Part 1 of our first Skycoin Official AMA with Synth!

*[Part 2 of the AMA posted here.](https://www.reddit.com/r/skycoin/comments/82j416/check_out_part_2_of_our_first_skycoin_official/)* ***** > **_What is Skywire? Where does it fit in with Skycoin?_** Skycoin is a blockchain application platform. We have multiple coins in the platform (Metallicoin, mdl.life, solarbankers.com, etc). We let people launch their own blockchain applications (including coins). There are two parts to Skywire. The first part is the Skywire node. The second part is the hardware. Skywire is one of the first applications we are launching on the Skycoin platform. It is one of our flagship applications that has been in development for several years. Skywire is basically a decentralized ISP on blockchain. It is like Tor, but you are paid to run it. You forward packets for your neighbors and you receive coins You pay coins to other people for forwarding your packets. So it is like Tor but on blockchain and you are paid for running the network. Also, while Tor is slow, Skywire was designed to be faster than the current internet, instead of slower. Skywire is a test application for monetizing excess bandwidth. Eventually the software defined networking technology behind Skywire, will allow us to build physical networks (actual mesh nets) that can begin to replace centralized ISPs. However, the current Skywire prototype is still running over the existing internet, but later we will start building out our own hardware. Skywire is a solution for protecting people’s privacy and is also a solution to net neutrality. If Skycoin can can decentralize the ISPs with blockchain, then we wont have to beg the FCC to protect our rights. Skywire is just a prototype of a larger system. Eventually we will allow people to sell bandwidth, computational resources and storage. On the hardware side, the Skywire Miner is a like a personal cloud, for blockchain applications. It has eight computers in it and you plug it in and you can run your blockchain applications on it. You can even earn coins by renting out capacities to other users on the network. > **_How would your everyday, average Joe user access the Skywire network? Let's say from their phone..._** We designed Skywire and Skycoin to be as usable as possible. We think you should not have to be a software developer to use blockchain applications. Skywire is designed to be “zeroconf”, with zero configuration. You just plug in your node and it works. Its plug and play. Eventually you will be able to buy a Skywire Miner and delegate control of the hardware to a “pool”, who will configure it for you and do all the work, optimize the settings and the pool will just take a small fee for the service and owner of the hardware will receive the rest of the coins their miners are earning. You will just plug in the Skyminer and start earning coins. It will be plug and play. Most users will not know their traffic is being carried over Skywire. Just like they do not know if they are using TCP or UDP. They will just connect their computer to the network with wifi or an ethernet cable and it will work exactly like the internet does now. > **_Are you completely anonymous on Skywire, or do you need to add a VPN and go through Tor for extra protection?_** Skywire is designed, to protect users privacy much better than the existing internet. Each node only knows the previous hop and the next hop for any packet. The contents of the packet are encrypted (like HTTPS), so no one can spy on the data. Since Skywire is designed to be faster than the existing internet, you give up a little privacy for the speed. Tor makes packets harder to trace by reshuffling them and slowing them done. While Skywire is designed for pure speed and performance. > **_Will Skywire users be able to access traditional internet resources like Google and Facebook over Skywire?_** Yes. Most users will not even know they are using Skywire at all. It will be completely invisible to them. Skywire has two modes of operation. One mode looks like the normal internet to the user and the other mode is for special applications designed to run completely inside of the Skywire network. Skywire native apps will have increased privacy, speed and performance, but all existing internet apps will still work on the new network. > **_How difficult will it be for a traditional e-service to port their products and services to Skywire / Skycoin? Are there plans in place to facilitate those transitions as companies find the exceeding value in joining the free distributed internet?_** We are going to make it very easy. Existing companies run their whole internal networks on MPLS and Skywire is almost identical to MPLS, so they wont have to make any changes in most cases. > **_What is the routing protocol? How are the routes found?_** Skywire is source routed. This means that you choose the route your data takes. You can chose routes that offer ...

9 months ago


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