Skycoin SKY

$3.70
Market Cap $ 36.978 MM (#138)
24h Volume $ 582.140 K
Chg. 24h: 2.55%
Algo. score 4.2/5  (#23)
Show Quick Stats

Skycoin News

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.

20 hours 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 days 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 days 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 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

4 days 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.

6 days 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

6 days 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.

7 days 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

10 days 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.

10 days 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.”

11 days 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.

11 days 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 ...

11 days 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)

18 days 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....

25 days 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)

25 days 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....

a month 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)

a month 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...

4 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....

5 months ago

Binance

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

5 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)...

6 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 ...

8 months ago

Once we get wallets squared away we need to push for Coinbase as a community...and hard.

We NEED coinbase. Why? Their merchant app. That's it. I don't even care about the price of nano or what it could do to it. Nano is the best transactional crypto currency there is. We all know this because we've bought it and see how fast it is. Small businesses pay fees to Visa, MasterCard, Discover, etc. Nano coupled with the ease of the merchant app coinbase is providing will be a game changer. If small business can avoid those fees they pass on the savings to us. Not to mention, it would be pretty nice to start removing them since they're basically the only options. If we can get on coinbase I think the sky is truly the limit. I should also add this. Coinbase should want Nano. Nano would only serve to push their merchant app even further. It's a win win for both parties. ...

8 months ago


News courtesy of berminal.com
Enjoying our data? We have spent over 4000 hours on Platform Development and Coin Research. Donations are welcome!
Trading and investing in digital assets is highly speculative and comes with many risks. The analysis / stats on CoinCheckup.com are for informational purposes and should not be considered investment advice. Statements and financial information on CoinCheckup.com should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation to buy, sell or hold. Please do your own research on all of your investments carefully. Scores are based on common sense Formulas that we personally use to analyse crypto coins & tokens. We'll open source these formulas soon. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Read the full disclaimer here.
Dark Theme   Light Theme
1