Tezos XTZ

$0.7698
Market Cap $ 510.939 MM (#21)
24h Volume $ 12.056 MM
Chg. 24h: 11.20%
Algo. score 3.7/5  (#119)
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Crypto Market Wrap: IOTA Ignoring Pullback, Adds 13% on Payment App Addition

Crypto markets correcting again; IOTA, Ethereum Classic and Tezos moving, Ontology dumping. Market Wrap There has been some movement in crypto markets over the past 24 hours but unfortunately it has been in the downward direction. Red dominates the charts at the moment and total market capitalization has fallen back below $140 billion after reaching...

2 hours ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Crypto Market Takes a Dip But Bitcoin Holds Above $4,000

The overall crypto market saw a slight dip on Thursday as the total market cap decreased by roughly $1.5 billion to its current value of $139.2 billion. The price of Bitcoin has decreased by 1.29% on the 24-hour chart and is currently trading at $4,029, while Ethereum has decreased by 2.54% and is trading at $136.83. Out of the top 100 coins, the best performing project over the past 24-hours has been Tezos (XTZ), currently up 29.35% and trading at a price of $0.810666. Bitcoin dominance is currently at 51% (JF)

10 hours ago

Important Tezos Milestone: First Round of Voting on Protocol Amendments Completed

Tezos, a “self-amending” blockchain network, has reportedly completed its first round of voting, which was being conducted in order to determine whether the cryptocurrency’s community is in favor of initiating a set of upgrades to Tezos’ blockchain.

13 hours ago

Crypto Market Rally Inevitable: ONT Surges, Bitcoin Cash, XLM, EOS, TRX Analysis

The total crypto market cap is about to break the $136.0B resistance level for the next bullish wave. Bitcoin cash price is back above the $160 level and it may continue to rise towards $165. EOS price is slowly moving higher towards the key $3.80 resistance area. Stellar (XLM) price is currently consolidating above $0.1110 and it could move towards $0.1200. Tron (TRX) could recover and test the $0.0230 resistance level. The crypto market seems to be positioned for an upside break, with solid gains in ONT and XTZ. Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), stellar (XLM), BCH, EOS, ripple and tron (TRX) are eyeing more gains. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis Recently, bitcoin cash price corrected lower from the $165 resistance against the US Dollar. The BCH/USD pair tested the $158 level where buyers appeared. The price moved higher once again and broke the $160 resistance level. The current price action is positive and it seems like there could be more gains towards the $162 or $165 level. If bitcoin accelerates higher above $4,100, it could help BCH in clearing the $165 and $170 resistances. Stellar (XLM), EOS and Tron (TRX) Price Analysis EOS price corrected lower recently, but the $3.65 level acted as a decent support. The price climbed higher once again and traded above $3.70 and $3.75. The next key resistance is at $3.80, above which there is a risk of more gains towards the $4.00 level. Stellar price performed really well this week as it gained traction above the $0.1100 level. XLM price is currently consolidating gains and it seems to be setting up for more upsides above the $0.1150 and $0.1160 in the coming sessions. Tron price is back above the $0.0220 support, but upsides might be limited. TRX price may correct higher towards $0.0230, where sellers are likely to emerge. On the downside, a break below the $0.0220 support could open the doors for a break towards $0.0200. Ontology (ONT) price rallied recently by more than 16% and broke the $1.20 and $1.30 resistance levels. The next stop for ONT buyers seem to be near $1.50. Looking at the total cryptocurrency market cap hourly chart, there was a slow and steady rise from the $130.0B support level. The market cap followed a nice uptrend and it recently moved above the $132.0B and $134.0B resistance levels. However, the $136.0B level is currently acting as a strong resistance. The current technical formation is solid and suggests that the market cap could climb above the $136.0B and $137.0B resistance levels in the near term. Therefore, there are high chances of a decent bullish wave in bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, ripple, LTC, bitcoin cash, XLM, TRX, ONT, XTZ, and other altcoins in the near term. The post Crypto Market Rally Inevitable: ONT Surges, Bitcoin Cash, XLM, EOS, TRX Analysis appeared first on NewsBTC.

18 hours ago

Tezos Is Booming, and Crypto Enthusiasts Want to Know Why

Tezos is on fire, moving up from 45 cents a week ago to a high of over 60 cents. The change in bitcoin’s price probably isn’t enough to do that by itself, and Tezos has been charting steadily in both markets in the same direction. Luke Martin, a trader and analyst, asked the question first: Why is everyone talking about Tezos? — Luke Martin (@VentureCoinist) March 20, 2019 Gains Not Based on Social Media Buzz Santiment, a bot that follows the frequency of crypto terms in social media, noted that Tezos hasn’t seen a spike today: 🤔Everyone?@tezos hasn't pop up The post Tezos Is Booming, and Crypto Enthusiasts Want to Know Why appeared first on CCN

18 hours ago

Tezos Adds 19% Amid Completion of ‘Historic’ First Blockchain Vote

Coinspeaker Tezos Adds 19% Amid Completion of ‘Historic’ First Blockchain VoteHaving raised a record fundraising amount of $232 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017, the Tezos blockchain officially launched last September. It was valued at over $1 billion at the time and presently sits at roughly $414.5 million in market capitalization, according to CoinMarketCap.Nevertheless, due to some corporate governance disputes, the completion of the project was postponed.At the time of writing, Tezos was rising by 5% on the hourly charts, and by 18,73% on the 24-hour spectrum. The cryptocurrency had a 24-hour trading volume at $5.3 million. A majority of the coin’s trading volume was held by UEX and BitMax, two popular cryptocurrency exchanges. UEX contributed to 27.7% of the total XTZ trade, while BitMax posted a trading volume of $1.190 million.The two proposals dubbed ‘Athens A’ and ‘Athens B’ are the first of its kind to undergo Tezos’ protocol amendment procedures, designed to roll out system-wide upgrades otherwise known as hard forks in an entirely automated and self-governing fashion.Having gathered a total of 25,855 community votes, Athens A won the majority of bids from bakers, the equivalent to miners on a traditional proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain, with a total of 18,181 votes.Athens A is set to introduce two different backward-incompatible changes to the network.First, computation limits per block, also called gas limits, will be increased on the Tezos blockchain to allow for larger transaction throughput.Awa Sun Yin, founder of Cryptium Labs, the second most popular baker on Tezos, explained:“If the gas limit is increased, it would enable more computation in blocks and operations, meaning that not only the maximum of transactions per block could increase, but also the complexity of the transactions.”Second, roll sizes, which are aggregated Tezos tokens that bakers hold in order to be randomly selected in the block creation process, will be decreased from 10,000 XTZ to 8,000 XTZ.We Are in The Middle of Proving That Governance is WorkingCryptocurrency trader and analyst Luke Martin (a.k.a. Venture Coinist) started the debate around Tezos outside of its community by tweeting, “Why is everyone talking about Tezos?”Why is everyone talking about Tezos?— Luke Martin (@VentureCoinist) March 20, 2019Twitter user Blindripper (@Blindripper85) reminded the relevance of the Tezos Athens proposal saying:“We are also in the middle of proving that our governance is working.”Eugene Loza, a popular trader on the TradingView platform, known as EXCAVO, also claims he’s bullish on Tezos:“After we found the bottom, the Tezos began to grow, now it looks very bullish.”Bifti and Mainframe Announced Partnership With TezosIt was speculated by some users that the price rise was owing to the coin’s addition to the Bitfi wallet. Bitfi’s official handle had tweeted:Due to popular demand, we are adding Tezos (XTZ). This is a very important smart contracts platform that delivers features that others cannot, like formal verification. #Tezos #XTZ pic.twitter.com/pHwXRVCD4p— Bitfi (@Bitfi6) March 18, 2019Also, Mick Hagen, Founder and CEO of Mainframe confirmed:“We’re witnessing an explosion of developer skills.The blockchain community has turned towards building, and over the next several months with support from Tezos Commons, we’ll host events around the world focused on challenging those developer skills.Mainframe and Tezos share the core commitment to advance blockchain development and adoption. With the Tezos Foundation (sister organization of Tezos Commons) announcing plans to train 1,000 developers in 2019, we’re eager to work side by side to accelerate developer experience building dapps using the Mainframe platform.”The voting process seems to be going well. Jacob Arluck, developer at Tocqueville Group, a company working to advance the Tezos ecosystem said:“Voting participation rate (including Tezos Foundation’s non-vote) has surpassed 80%, the minimum quorum for the next voting period!”On-chain governance is all the rage. Tezos requires a multi-stage process and maximizes coin holder engagement to ensure the protocol moves in the direction its holders want. One aspect of the Athens upgrade that has seen some pushback is the elimination of “spendable contracts.”The change means that contract holders can no longer create contracts allowing them to move money out without checks and balances in place.Tezos Adds 19% Amid Completion of ‘Historic’ First Blockchain Vote

18 hours ago

Crypto Markets at Monthly High, When Will They Breakout?

Crypto markets have crept back to monthly high; majors flat but Ontology, Tezos and Ravencoin ripping. Market Wrap Crypto markets have been slowly gathering momentum with some larger gains for some of the altcoins. The steady progress has pushed total market capitalization back over $140 billion again as a big move appears to be looming....

a day ago

Tezos Successfully Completes its First Blockchain Vote

Tezos has concluded its first round of voting for two different system-wide upgrade proposals. The proposals are called ‘Athens A’ and ‘Athens B’ and both are the first proposals to go through Tezos’ unique protocol amendment process which are essentially hard forks that are executed within an entirely automated, self-governing fashion. Athens A won the majority of votes and the Tezos Foundation chose not to participate in the vote even though they control nearly one-third of the total voting block. An explanation posted on the Tezos Foundation blog explained that the foundation chose to remain neutral in order to “further elevate the voices of other members of the Tezos community in this historic first vote.” Athens A will lift gas limits on the Tezos blockchain so that larger transaction throughput can be supported. The update will also reduce the number of aggregated Tezos tokens that bakers (like miners) hold in order to be randomly selected in the block creation process from 10,000 XTZ to 8,000 XTZ. Both updates are intended to make it easier for Tezos members and those interested in staking Tezos to participate in the project. (RS)

a day ago

Welcome to Athens: Tezos Completes ‘Historic’ First Blockchain Vote

Tezos – one of the 25 ranking cryptocurrencies by market capitalization – has just concluded its first round of on-chain governance voting.

2 days ago

Tezos Korea Team on How to Build Great Local Developer Communities in Korea

This is an interview transcript with Tezos Korea team, featured in the Tezos in Asia Podcast. To learn more, check it out here Joyce Yang Welcome to Tezos in Asia; a series featuring and showcasing the growing Tezos communities in Asia. I’m your host Joyce Yang, founder of Global Coin Research. Follow me in my journey in exploring and meeting the various Tezos communities in Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, China and more. Learn about the crypto happenings in each of these countries, the cultural backdrop and regulatory frameworks, and what these communities are doing locally. In this episode, I speak with the team members from Tezos Korea and Tezos Korea Foundation. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out the introduction episode of this series where I speak to the founder of Tezos, Arthur Breitman, and anothermember of the Tezos community, Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons, to learn about the thought behind these Tezos communities. In this episode, I first speak with Doo-Won Suh, Director of the Tezos Korea Foundation and Jinwoo Lee, Chief Strategy Officer of Tezos Korea, about the Korea team’s background and its approach to community building in Korea. In a separate conversation following, I speak to Jinhwa Kim, a board member of Tezos Korea foundation and also the former founder of Korbit, a leading Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange, about the Korea crypto and regulatory landscape overall. I first started the conversation with Doo-Woon and Jinwoo introducing themselves. Doo-Won Suh Hi, my name is Doo-Won, and I am the director of the Tezos Korea Foundation. Jinwoo Lee This is Jinwoo who’s working for Tezos Korea. So I’m working as Chief Strategy Officer at Tezos Korea. So be sure that the Tezos Korea Foundation and the Tezos Korea are different organizations. So the Tezos Korea Foundation do more like non-profit things for like talent development and to enhance the technology for Tezos in local countries like in Korea. And Tezos Korea does some consulting services and the POC (Proof of Concept) things for some business clients. Joyce Yang Can you talk a little bit more about how you guys got involved into Tezos in Korea? Jinwoo Lee So me, Doo-Won and the other team members didn’t know each other before we knew the Tezos. So actually we started as some crypto researchers and like kind of investors at the first time. So actually Doo-Won created some Tezos Korea community in Korea first, so we can say he’s kind of founder of the Tezos Korea Community. So after that, he did some regular events in Korea like studying some Tezos technology and like inviting Tezos people from overseas to show the Tezos to the Koreans. So with his effort and some endeavor, Tezos foundation started to think about like it’s better to support the Tezos Korea community to make some strong organization. So that’s the reason how the Tezos Korea Foundation is founded in Korea. So it was last August. So after the creation of the foundation, I met Doo-Won, he told me about like how Tezos community and ecosystem is strong and why this has some future potential. So that’s how I engaged with the Tezos Korea Foundation, so I joined this team. That is quite some short story of how we met, how we started. Joyce Yang That’s great. What’s your backgrounds before you got into Tezos? Doo-Won Suh I used to be an architect and also designer. So I love doing some infographics. I used to architect. I was drawing some plans for building a house, and also I liked to create Interior Design. Joyce Yang So what about you? Jinwoo Lee I used to work as some global talent development manager at Samsung Electronics. So I did some global leadership training and global technology training to the employees. So with those backgrounds, that’s how I lead and brings me to the crypto and blockchain worlds because I love the new technology things. So this is how I got engaged in the blockchain. So after that, I know that like Tezos get started, it was 2 years ago when they did a ICO, so that’s how I knew it first, so I also participated. Anyway, so those are kind of some small points that lead me to this team. Joyce Yang You guys have made a lot of progress since starting the team in August, and you guys have been very fast and very good about making partnerships and forming community and doing events here. How did you do that? Jinwoo Lee As you know, Tezos is like some blockchain smart contract platform with some really high technology like OCaml or Michelson things. But it can be as some of the barrier for the general people to learn and understand about it. So we thought that the target of the audience is not just some general people, we thought the target was developers who already had some software background. So we tried to introduce those technologies to people. So because the developers are really like the new technology and new things, they love to learn something that we.... So we met some professors in the Suhul National University and Yonsei University

2 days ago

Dash Elects Trust Protectors For Greater Oversight

An upcoming election could give the Dash community greater control over its developers. Dash Core Group, the company responsible for developing and promoting the cryptocurrency, will soon be governed by ‘Trust Protectors’ elected directly by the community. A DCG board member has said this “radical” shift will give power back to the Masternode network. The first election for Dash’s Trust Protectors will conclude at the end of March. As explained in a blog post, the Protectors will give the community final say in the project’s direction. The position is open to any individual, as long as they are of legal age and not a citizen of Iran, Cuba or North Korea. Six candidates will be elected by the network’s 5,000 masternodes to become the directors of the new Dash DAO Irrevocable Trust. The New Zealand-based Trust owns 100% of Dash Core shares, effectively making them the overseers of the company. This gives the Trust Protectors the power to replace the board, or even dissolve the entire Dash Core organization. Fernando Gutierrez, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, likens it to shareholders in a public company. “Protectors represent the beneficiaries,” he explained to Crypto Briefing, “The Trust owns DCG [Dash Core Group] therefore making them [the Protectors] its ultimate owners.” Elected for a year-long term, the position is not a day-to-day commitment. Instead, Protectors will only be called to make a decision in an emergency situation, such as one in which a group representing the network’s beneficiaries can resolve a dispute. Masternodes play an important part in the Dash ecosystem. They provide advanced services to users, such as sending private or instant transactions. Although they have voting rights in the Dash DAO, until now, they have only been able to exercise indirect power through treasury allocations. A Dash masternode needs to hold at least 1,000 DASH tokens - worth roughly $90,000 at the current market rate. This incentivizes them to act in the best interests of the network, fostering better decision-making and preventing rogue actors from causing too much harm. The incumbent Trust Protectors are representatives of Dash Core. Gutierrez said this was simply a temporary measure until they could properly set up the elections. To prevent conflict of interest, current DCG members will not be able to stand for election. Could Trust Protectors become a threat? In crypto, trusts and foundations are intended to provide communities with a say in the project’s direction. They are supposed to compliment the lead developers, but in the past year, some have become antagonistic. Last year saw a very public feud between IOHK and the Cardano Foundation, and the Tezos Foundation had a year-long boardroom dispute with the project’s founders. Crypto Briefing asked Gutierrez whether there was any concern that something similar might happen between the Dash Core board and the Trust Protectors. After all, Protectors could defund or dissolve Dash Core at any given time. Gutierrez admitted that it would be a big and expensive “inconvenience.” But he believes the ‘skin in the game’ factor will ensure Trust Protectors act in the best interests of the community. Masternodes are unlikely to elect anyone who could put the network in jeopardy, he says, as they will be the ones who will lose out the most. Furthermore, Trust Protectors don’t have any power as individuals, only when they vote as a group. “Even if a Protector does go rogue, it won’t be the end of the world, as decisions are taken by a majority,” Gutierrez says. “Convincing another three Protectors to vote with them would be a hard feat indeed.” The author is invested in digital assets, but none mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Dash Elects Trust Protectors For Greater Oversight appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

2 days ago

Tezos / USD Technical Analysis: Steady Advance

Tezos is bullish in the short-term, with the cryptocurrency enjoying a strong intraday advance The four-hour time frame shows that the bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern has now reached its upside objective The daily time frame highlights an even larger inverted head and shoulders pattern Tezos / USD Short-term price analysis Tezos is bullish over the short-term, with the cryptocurrency trading well above its key 200-period moving average on the four-hour time frame. The recent bullish breakout has ignited a bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern on the four-hour time frame, with the upside movement reaching the overall upside objective of the pattern. Technical indicators on the four-hour time frame suggest a bearish reversal could occur, with the March 17th spike high offering near-term support. XTZ / USD H4 Chart (Source: TradingView) Pattern Watch If a strong technical correction does occur, the neckline of the inverted head and shoulders pattern offers the strongest form of short-term support. MACD Indicator The MACD indicator is currently conflicted on the four-hour time frame, with the MACD histogram turning lower, while the MACD signal line remains bullish. RSI Indicator The Relative Strength Indicator is bullish on the four-hour time frame, although bearish pressures are building. Tezos / USD Medium-term price analysis Tezos has a bullish medium-term outlook, with the cryptocurrency trading well above all key moving averages on the daily time frame. Furthermore, the recent advance in the XTZ / USD pair has created a large inverted head and shoulders pattern on the daily time frame. If a bullish breakout were to occur above the neckline of the bullish inverted and shoulders pattern on the daily time frame, the XTZ / USD pair could advance towards levels not seen since November 20th last year. XTZ / USD Daily Chart (Source: TradingView) Pattern Watch The February 16th trading high currently offers the strongest form of technical resistance above the neckline of the bullish pattern. MACD Indicator The MACD indicator has turned bullish on the daily time frame and is generating a strong buy signal. RSI Indicator The Relative Strength Index is bullish on the daily time frame, although the indicator is currently correcting from overbought conditions. Conclusion Tezos is growing increasingly bullish over both time horizons, with the emergence of the inverted head and shoulders pattern on the daily time frame the latest sign that the XTZ / USD pair could trade substantially higher over the medium-term. Until price has stabilized above the neckline of the larger inverted head and shoulders pattern, traders should be on guard for a technical correction lower. [{"date":1521497054000,"value":2.93765,"volume":674882},{"date":1521583154000,"value":3.31039,"volume":849663},{"date":1521669554000,"value":3.36491,"volume":713767},{"date":1521755953000,"value":3.25804,"volume":402208},{"date":1521842655000,"value":3.41226,"volume":555472},{"date":1521929054000,"value":3.68431,"volume":1166600},{"date":1522015454000,"value":3.95076,"volume":634598},{"date":1522101254000,"value":3.36445,"volume":982861},{"date":1522185854000,"value":3.19568,"volume":1647290},{"date":1522272253000,"value":3.12897,"volume":528744},{"date":1522357755000,"value":2.76434,"volume":392546},{"date":1522444454000,"value":2.76215,"volume":423481},{"date":1522530854000,"value":2.76673,"volume":300253},{"date":1522617255000,"value":2.80623,"volume":485536},{"date":1522703654000,"value":2.73367,"volume":325794},{"date":1522790054000,"value":2.8973,"volume":597889},{"date":1522876454000,"value":2.62342,"volume":895738},{"date":1522962854000,"value":2.56749,"volume":858792},{"date":1523049254000,"value":2.49012,"volume":502828},{"date":1523135953000,"value":2.62256,"volume":484360},{"date":1523222954000,"value":2.62838,"volume":610212},{"date":1523309357000,"value":2.5604,"volume":632215},{"date":1523395754000,"value":2.65219,"volume":490844},{"date":1523482158000,"value":2.65008,"volume":608962},{"date":1523568557000,"value":2.9803,"volume":820635},{"date":1523654957000,"value":2.83604,"volume":610184},{"date":1523741357000,"value":2.91886,"volume":535714},{"date":1523827757000,"value":2.96203,"volume":758846},{"date":1523914156000,"value":3.06355,"volume":304822},{"date":1524000557000,"value":2.91252,"volume":311852},{"date":1524086955000,"value":2.91951,"volume":346072},{"date":1524173355000,"value":2.95665,"volume":407179},{"date":1524259757000,"value":3.10023,"volume":659353},{"date":1524346155000,"value":2.94809,"volume":454369},{"date":1524432556000,"value":3.0724,"volume":419735},{"date":1524518955000,"value":3.40147,"volume":1083200},{"date":1524605359000,"value":4.06105,"volume":1403990},{"date":1524691758000,"value":3.76685,"volume":1276960},{"date":1524778158000,"value":3.52828,"vol

2 days ago

Innovative “Mainstream” Blockchain App Set to Tackle Global Fraud

With the global fraud epidemic totaling some $3.24 trillion annually the need for a risk mitigation platform across industry sectors, borders and cultures is growing. That is until now. Introducing Kuverit - the Global P2P Guarantee Trading Platform Fraud comes in all shapes and sizes and has the potential to destroy both your bottom line and name if not properly managed. Kuverit helps mitigate that risk by providing guarantees where there is the possibility for financial loss. From property sales to commodity and much more, Kuverit links all transactions with a guarantor and where you have a guarantee you no longer have risk. Effective protection from risk is the aim of the application and whether you are an investor, business, customer or service provider the Kuverit application will provide unprecedented protection. Cross border transactions are often hampered by cultural, payment and logistical differences - Kuverit’s mission statement is to overcome these differences with a guarantor-based DD platform that allows you to trade! The project is already generating a lot of interest including the support of Guido Schmitz Krummacher, previously the Tezos Foundation member, Cardano, and Lisk. Furthermore, we are creating a social brand and as such will be welcoming two board members from the Kuverit community! Guaranteeing Transactions with Smart Technology The system is easy and simple to use - if you are a vendor or project owner you simply create the guarantee request and upload - then once your listing is accepted by a guarantor you are Kuvered from any financial loss. For the guarantor it is even simpler - create an account, scan the open projects that you wish to support, set your minimum fee level and then click Kuver Now and a smart contract is created - once up and running it will revolutionise international transactions by reducing risk and bringing global business that little closer. For more information please take a look at the Whitepaper. Kuverit Launches ICO Sale Kuverit ICO is different to the rest - it focuses on all the investors and unlike other ICO’s it prioritises you over institutional investors. The platform will be fully operational before Main ICO Phase and Kuverit has ambitious plans to grow - the team is passionate about supporting international trade and today they launch phase one of their ICO, the aim? To build the platform. Investors are also safe in the knowledge that the platform is using a fully licensed broker with secure escrow accounts. Running from the 20 March to 20 April their pre-sale is set to attract considerable attention at just $0.001 per token. Kuverit is touting a unique, safer three-phased approach to their ICO fundraising for which interest is growing rapidly. Once the pre-sale and phase one are completed there will be a three-month product development gap before launching their main ICO to the world with a fully functional application. We look forward to keeping you updated on the growth of this project! Don’t Miss Your Early Movers Advantage, Participate in our Pre - Sale NOW! If It’s Worth it Kuverit! - take the risk out of all your transactions both tangible and intangible, join the Kuverit community today! If you would like to find out more why not ask us a question? The post Innovative “Mainstream” Blockchain App Set to Tackle Global Fraud appeared first on CryptoPotato.

2 days ago

Theranos Documentary Introduces World to Tim Draper’s Bitcoin Tie

The new Theranos documentary saw billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper become the latest Bitcoin figure to take the cryptocurrency to mainstream consumer culture - accidentally. A Different Type Of Bitcoin Pump Draper, who is known within the cryptocurrency industry as an advocate of both Bitcoin and his major investment project Tezos, appeared in an HBO documentary about failed Silicon Valley startup Theranos wearing a Bitcoin tie. Something of a habit for Draper, the tie features multiple Bitcoin ‘logos’ - or depictions of physical coins - on a conspicuous purple background. The investor has worn it on multiple occasions, both in public and while speaking to mainstream media. This time, however, the tie appeared to take on a life of its own, with reactions from outside crypto - from formal media and on social platforms - honing in on Draper’s choice of attire. So, too, did familiar names such as CoinShares CSO Meltem Demirors, who like many other seemed confused about why Draper had chosen the Theranos spot to showcase Bitcoin. 2/ it’s @TimDraper in a bitcoin tie and i feel so conflicted! is it good? is it bad? I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO THINK!?! did anyone watch this scene and go “huh?” k thanks for the chat pic.twitter.com/YCvy0tg2yn — Meltem Demirors (@Melt_Dem) March 20, 2019 “It’s Tim Draper in a Bitcoin tie and I feel so conflicted (sic),” she wrote as part of the unfolding debate on Twitter, adding she “doesn’t know what to think” about the episode. Theranos Documentary: Misplaced Plug? Other reactions were less complimentary. Among non-crypto Twitter commentators, Draper’s Bitcoin advocacy immediately tied the cryptocurrency to the shady workings of Theranos, which lost almost all of its once $9 billion value. As an early investor in the company, Draper appeared to gain little sympathy from the commentariat, many of whom implied he was himself less than trustworthy. Previous support of Theranos’ CEO Elizabeth Holmes in 2018 compounded the idea. “I feel that we have taken down another great icon,” he told CNBC in an interview last May about Holmes’ demise, during which he also wore his Bitcoin tie. “...She got bullied into submission.” The less-than-casual plugs of Bitcoin are not the only times Draper has courted controversy among a wider audience over cryptocurrency. Tezos, the much-hyped project he invested in and publicly advocated, has seen considerable public relations difficulties after infighting and delays left investors with little to show for their holdings of the company’s Tezzies digital tokens. As Bitcoinist reported, the mogul has stood up for Tezos’ founders, Arthur and Kathleen Breitman, defending them against accusations over mismanagement. In August last year, Draper avoided being implicated in a class action lawsuit against Tezos brought by disgruntled investors. Coffee And That $250k Meanwhile, Bitcoin remains a central focus in 2019, with sky-high price predictions seemingly reiterated without a shred of doubt. $250,000, Draper says, should be the Bitcoin price by 2023. Sooner than that, he added in February, “everyone” will already be using it to buy coffee thanks to Bitcoin’s scaling solutions. Such figures are second only to the likes of John McAfee, who has become a dubious legend in own right after doubling down on his belief Bitcoin would hit $1 million by next year - with a potentially devastating personal forfeit if he is wrong. What do you think about Tim Draper’s Bitcoin tie reactions? Let us know in the comments below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock, wikipedia.org The post Theranos Documentary Introduces World to Tim Draper’s Bitcoin Tie appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

2 days ago

Tezos Price Shoots up yet Fails to Remain Ahead of ZCash

In the world of cryptocurrency, tokens, and assets are in a bit of a funny state right now. With Bitcoin still on what appears to be wobbly legs, it seems things will not necessarily pop off in a significant manner. The Tezos price, on the other hand, is making quite a few inroads as of right now. Its weak trading volume is a bit of a problem when it comes to sustaining these trends. Tezos Price Uptrend Seems Unsustainable When most of the top cryptocurrencies are capable of barely noting any gains these days, it seems unlikely things will improve for lower-cap alternative markets right now. There will always be some exceptions in this regard, as Tezos is a clear example of how things can evolve when people least expect it. While its current price trend is somewhat promising, most people will readily agree it is not sustainable for very long. To put this in perspective, there is a 17% gain in both USD and BTC value alike. This pushes the Tezos price back to $0.578, or 14,289 Satoshi. While most holders and speculators will be quite happy with the way things are going right now, it seems there isn’t too much XTZ trading going on at this time. With just $8.21m in trades, there isn’t any real momentum to support this uptrend for more than a few hours on end. On social media, it would appear there is some degree of excitement when it comes to Tezos as of right now. Especially when it comes to the “baking” aspect of Tezos, things are starting to heat up in recent weeks. There is also an associated meme regarding this particular process, although one could argue it may not necessarily matter all that much in the end. #XTZ is hot! Everyone wants to bake #Tezos! pic.twitter.com/hnwWv6aVFl — Tezos~CryptoDelegate ꜩ (@CryptoDelegate) March 20, 2019 Those who are looking closely at the XTZ price chart will notice there is a very strong and swift uptrend. As has been the case in this industry for quite some time now, such steep gains materializing without any genuine reason for it will usually result in a retrace. Nico is quite happy with the quick 10% profit, but it is evident buying in now is a major risk. Boom!! that was a fast and easy 10%+ in 5hs... $XTZ #XTZ pic.twitter.com/UibYqHkfwa — Nico (@CryptoNTez) March 20, 2019 Earlier today, it also seemed as if Tezos would overtake ZCash in terms of market cap, albeit that is no longer the case. At this time, ZEC is %$20m ahead in market cap of Tezos, which seems to indicate this “flip” was not meant to last all that long. It is an interesting aspect to keep an eye on, but it seems unlikely Tezos will even the market cap top 20 anytime soon. Big day for #Tezos! #XTZ just overtook #ZCash in total market cap! Everyone #HODL so we can keep climbing up the crypto mountain! pic.twitter.com/OAD5H0EgyD — Tezos~CryptoDelegate ꜩ (@CryptoDelegate) March 20, 2019 All things considered, it would appear Tezos is trying to dig itself out of a hole all of a sudden. While that is a commendable course of action first and foremost, this massive uptrend in quick succession seems rather unstable. Combined with very weak trading volume, it would appear there will be some sort of correction in the very near future. However, XTZ can be a bit of an odd market in this regard, thus anything can happen. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. Image(s): Shutterstock.com The post Tezos Price Shoots up yet Fails to Remain Ahead of ZCash appeared first on NullTX.

2 days ago

Tor enables XMR donations, XLM whales finally wake up and more

Crypto News – 20th March – Tor enables XMR donations, XLM whales wake up and more Don’t forget to follow us for the daily video#monero #Bitpay #BTC #ETH #XRP #BSV #LTC #XLM #IBM @fluffypony #XRPcommunity #xrparmy #cryptocurrency #CryptoNews pic.twitter.com/96YYlBLtN1 — AMBCrypto (@CryptoAmb) March 20, 2019 Daily Crypto News – 20th March Tezos [XTZ] surges by […]

2 days ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Crypto Market Continues on a Slight Upward Trend

The overall cryptocurrency market has continued on a slight upward trend on Tuesday, with the total market cap increasing from $139.7 billion to its current value of $141.2 billion. The price of Bitcoin has increased by 1.11% on the 24-hour chart and currently trades at $4,079, while Ethereum has increased by 0.66% and is currently trading at $140.46. Out of the top 100 coins, the best performing project over the past 24-hours has been Tezos (XTZ), currently up 17.88% and trading at a price of $0.582567. Bitcoin dominance currently sits at 50.9%. (JF)

2 days ago

The Tezos Foundation will vote “Pass” (meaning abstain) duri...

The Tezos Foundation will vote “Pass” (meaning abstain) during the upcoming Exploration Vote Period to further elev… https://t.co/lYAZngswl5

4 days ago

Hacker One Reports 43 Vulnerabilities Detected in Major Cryptocurrency Platforms

An independent investigation conducted by cybersecurity researchers found that crypto and blockchain-related firms have received 43 vulnerability reports over the past month. The software bugs were reported to vulnerability disclosure platform Hacker One, and according to reports, Tezos, Coinbase, EOS, Monero, and Brave were among those impacted by vulnerabilities. An Esports gambling platform called Unikrn had more than 12 software bugs in its source code and OmiseGo (OMG) had at least six software glitches. EOS had 5 vulnerabilities and a Chinese cybersecurity firm called SlowMist discovered a “false top-up” which if exploited, would allow hackers to deposit EOS to various platforms without actually transferring any EOS. SlowMist researches also said the EOS vulnerabilities could impact crypto exchanges and wallets supporting EOS. (RS)

5 days ago

In the Past 30 Days Researchers Found Over 40 Bugs on Blockchain and Crypto Platforms

A recent investigation has shown that white hat hackers have been able to locate more than 40 bugs in popular crypto and blockchain platforms in just the past 30 days. A total of 13 different crypto and blockchain related companies were found to contain a total of 43 vulnerabilities according to the report. The top offenders were Unikrn, which had 12 bugs, OmiseGo, which received six bug reports, and EOS came in third with five bugs. Other vulnerabilities were detected as well on Tindermint, Augur, Tezos, Monero, ICON, the popular wallet interface MyEtherWallet, Coinbase and Brave. (JF)

7 days ago

Tezos Price Analysis: Blockchain evolves with first self amendment protocol

The Tezos blockchain is unique because it is built with a functional programming language that allows the network governance procedure to be directly baked-in code. This considered, the launch of the network’s self amendment protocol vote in late February is a major step for Tezos, however, Dapp building and adoption of Tezos as a platform solution remains underwhelming.

10 days ago

Trust Wallet To Add Support For XRP Soon

Viktor Radchenko, the founder of Trust Wallet revealed that they are bringing support for XRP soon. Trust Wallet was acquired by Binance last year and it is now the exchange's official wallet. Originally, it only supported only Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. Binance added support for Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC) early this year. Radchenko revealed that Binance controls the direction of software development, and their focus is not on monetization. Apart from XRP, Trust Wallet is also working towards adding support for cryptocurrencies such as Tezos (XTZ), Zilliqa (ZIL), Tezos (TEZ), Ontology (ONT), and Decred (DCR). XRP is priced at $0.311879, gaining 0.03% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

11 days ago

Tezos founder Arthur Breitman's insightful thoughts on governance

Tezos founder Arthur Breitman wrote an insightful twitter thread about governance. I have copy&pasted it here. Link to the twitter thread: [https://twitter.com/ArthurB/status/1104210295965315072](https://twitter.com/ArthurB/status/1104210295965315072) Arthur wrote on 9 March 2019: "In 2014, before the Tezos paper came out, almost no one was talking about governance of cryptocurrencies. Today, there isn’t a single project that doesn’t discuss its own plans for governance. I am proud that Tezos led the way here. But what is governance, and why do we need it? Governance is a procedure used to manage shared resources. When resources are private, and not shared, there is no need for governance. For example, if you own an egg, you can eat it now, eat it later, let it grow into a chicken, give it away. It’s your egg. If 2 people own an egg, their desire can conflict. In order to allow them to make decisions about one egg, their needs to be rules. One rule could be that the older person decides, another rule could be that they flip a coin, another that they have so split the egg. That is governance in a nutshell : it takes many. potentially conflicting, inputs and gives a single output. Governance exists in many institutions, inside companies, inside families, inside clubs, inside sports team, etc. When we think about cryptocurrencies, we think mostly about private property. If I own a coin, I can keep it or spend it. f I keep it in a multi-sig address, there are governance rules, but very clear and simple : if m out of n agree to a transaction, then it can happen. We do not immediately think about governance because it doesn’t look like cryptocurrencies need it. If everyone decides what they want to do with their own coins, why is there a need? It turns out that, in these networks, some resources are shared by the entire community. One example of a shared resource is the network itself! Who runs it? Who operates it? In Bitcoin, miners maintain the network. They are rewarded for doing so by creating new coins in every block. This is a form of governance, where inflation is used to incentivize honest behavior Another shared resource is the protocol itself, the rules by which the cryptocurrency operates. If those rules never change, then there is no need for governance. However, if the rules evolve, then there needs to be a procedure for deciding how they should evolve. In the world of open source software development, a traditional solution for governance is to fork. If I want to use a piece of software a certain way, and you want to use it another way, there is no need for conflict. Fork-based governance works well for software if there is no need for us to run the same version. However, cryptocurrencies need consensus, and they require everyone to run the same version. When the software for a cryptocurrency is forked, two incompatible assets are created. Since the software is open source, each of us can modify and tweak our own version. We do not need to agree to run the same version. This is called a fork, and I refer to the procedure as fork-based governance. This is a problem, because money derives its value from a network effect. Forking reduces the network effect. Typically, when cryptocurrency forks, one fork will capture a much larger portion of the mindshare. So maybe there is no problem after all? Maybe the best fork will win? Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the “best” fork wins. Because one fork typically "wins", we know that a form of governance is happening, but what does it reflect? Does it reflect market judgment? Does it reflect a choice by the miners or the block validators? In reality, this is a coordination game. Market participants have to identify which branch will attract the most interest from the other participants. This is very circular, everyone is watching what everyone else does and tries to do the same thing. In the end, the winning branch is the one people expect will win. It is not primarily based on merit, but rather on the ease of coordinating around that solution. Attempting to address this underlying problem of coordination in the absence of formal rules is one of the main motivations for Tezos and the on-chain governance mechanism. By having a clear mechanism from the start, the aspiration is to ensure that the network can adopt better technology as it becomes available \*and\* that network effects are preserved. That coordination can be maintained around one chain. However, it shouldn’t be \*too\* easy to implement major changes to the protocol. The system for upgrading Tezos - or any blockchain protocol- needs to be designed so that it is possible to implement improvements but difficult to implement changes which harm the network. In building this sort of mechanism, on should encourage coordination around the solution that keeps the network united together. The way Tezos does this is thr

13 days ago

Coinbase Hires Amazon Web Services Veteran to Develop New Staking Solutions

The Block recently reported that Coinbase hired Luke Youngblood, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) employee, to build a staking and governance solution for its crypto custodial service. An internal memo from Coinbase shows Youngblood worked as a principal solutions architect at AWS and it's expected that his staking and governance products will “provide Coinbase Custody clients with the ability to interact seamlessly with crypto-networks while maintaining the utmost security of their assets in Custody.” Staking solutions are essentially proof-of-stake (PoS) tools which allow investors to earn various forms of “interest” on their holdings. Youngblood is also the founder and chief technical officer (CTO) of crypto firm Blockscale and activity from the Tezos Stack Exchange Q&A forum shows that he occasionally participates in the Tezos blockchain project. (RS)

16 days ago

Tezos (XTZ) Community Staking Participation More Than Double That of EOS

A recent analysis that compared staking participation between the EOS and Tezos communities shows that the participation by the Tezos community is more than double that of the EOS community. While EOS has been touted as a crypto-utopia that offers the opportunity to participate in a democracy and vote for block producers, Tezos directly rewards stakers and offers an annual staking yield of 7.75%. EOS has consistently struggled to reach 30% participation in staking while over 80% of Tezos participate in securing network governance, showing people are more enticed by economic incentive. (JF)

19 days ago

The Tezos Foundation discusses how it will vote on proposals...

The Tezos Foundation discusses how it will vote on proposals during the current Proposal Period. Check out our late… https://t.co/zTmqIWveFH

21 days ago

NEO DApp Migrates To EOS For Faster Speed

Seven months in, one of NEO’s most popular dApps has decided to migrate onto EOS. The project says they feel let down by the technological shortcomings of the ‘Chinese Ethereum’. Switching platforms will help them expand their business, they claim. Effect.AI (EFX), a network for the development and trading of algorithms used in artificial intelligence (AI), said “disappointment in the performance of the NEO technology and concerns about the lack of direction of NEO’s future” meant they had little choice but to look for an alternative platform. Although a “good blockchain” for the initial launch, Jesse Eisses, CTO of Effect.AI explained that NEO had failed to deliver when “put to the test.” He said: “the current implementation of the blockchain can’t get to the promised transaction throughput and the smart contract compilers besides C# are still immature.” Effect.AI decided to launch a dApp on the NEO blockchain back in late 2017. The project’s two online marketplaces, Mechanical Turk (M-Turk) and Effect Force, which connect AI developers to paid contributors, finally launched in beta mode at the end of June - a month after the launch of the EOS mainnet. At the time, Effect.AI said it had been attracted to NEO because of feeless transactions, multiple programming languages for smart contracts as well as the potential for rapid expansion brought on by increased scalability. But the project soon experienced difficulties. Feeless transactions turned out to be unsustainable due to poor security. The network’s TPS rate remained at 15-20, too slow for Effect.AI’s needs; a problem which came to head when NEO struggled to handle 200,000 EFX transactions at the launch of Effect Force. More worryingly, Effect.AI said there was a lack of direction with NEO’s future and a potential full reboot, known as NEO 3.0, would force projects to migrate over to a new platform anyway. Effect.AI plans to have fully migrated operations and EFX tokens over to EOS by the end of April this year. Why EOS? Based in the Netherlands, discussions with EOS began after Effect.AI was invited to the platform’s London hackathon in late September last year, ostensibly to be one of the event’s mentors, but also to meet some of EOS’ community members. Effect.AI, which says it is “blockchain agnostic,” considered other platforms, including Ethereum (ETH), TRON (TRX) and Tezos (XTZ), Laurens Verspeek, the project’s co-founder and chief architect, told Crypto Briefing EOS “stood out above the rest.” The platform offered advanced software, greater security, ease of use and good community, Verspeek explained. It also had a transaction per second rate 300 times greater than that offered by NEO, making it possible for Effect.AI to process more than a million transactions every day, a milestone it wants to reach by the end of 2019. “Effect.AI and the project are blockchain agnostic and we will always continue to look for technology that is most suited to the robust nature of this network,” said Chris Dawe, CEO of Effect.AI. “Our entire team sees that EOS is well ahead of most other projects in the space, on a technological, mass adoption, and community level. These are the three main aspects we or anyone else should look for when looking at a blockchain.” “The Effect Network cannot be built on a blockchain of uncertainty,” he added. The only NEO dApp to leave? Today’s news will be a big blow. Effect.AI was one of the most promising dApps in the NEO ecosystem. The sector is saturated with platforms, but overtime dApps will gravitate towards networks with the best underlying technology. Effect.AI haven’t ruled out a possible return to NEO and Verspeek emphasised that the project will constantly be on the lookout for better solutions. Because they needed higher throughput capabilities, EOS was their best option. To be clear, NEO isn’t the only platform that’s lost dApps. Ethereum has particularly struggled over scalability. The ETH-based game Etheremon announced in July it was moving some of its operations onto the more scalable Zilliqa (ZIL) platform, as Crypto Briefing reported at the time. The key takeaway here is dissatisfaction with the underlying tech caused a project to leave for pastures new. Other NEP-5 projects may be evaluating their position; NEO will have to address these problems and address them fast. The author is invested in digital assets, including ETH, ZIL and NEO which are mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post NEO DApp Migrates To EOS For Faster Speed appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

a month ago

NEO DApp Migrates To EOS For Better Tech

Seven months in, one of NEO’s most popular dApps has decided to migrate onto EOS. The project says they feel let down by the technological shortcomings of the ‘Chinese Ethereum’. Switching platforms will help them expand their business, they claim. Effect.AI (EFX), a network for the development and trading of algorithms used in artificial intelligence (AI), said “disappointment in the performance of the NEO technology and concerns about the lack of direction of NEO’s future” meant they had little choice but to look for an alternative platform. Although a “good blockchain” for the initial launch, Jesse Eisses, CTO of Effect.AI explained that NEO had failed to deliver when “put to the test.” He said: “the current implementation of the blockchain can’t get to the promised transaction throughput and the smart contract compilers besides C# are still immature.” Effect.AI decided to launch a dApp on the NEO blockchain back in late 2017. The project’s two online marketplaces, Mechanical Turk (M-Turk) and Effect Force, which connect AI developers to paid contributors, finally launched in beta mode at the end of June - a month after the launch of the EOS mainnet. At the time, Effect.AI said it had been attracted to NEO because of feeless transactions, multiple programming languages for smart contracts as well as the potential for rapid expansion brought on by increased scalability. But the project soon experienced difficulties. Feeless transactions turned out to be unsustainable due to poor security. The network’s TPS rate remained at 15-20, too slow for Effect.AI’s needs; a problem which came to head when NEO struggled to handle 200,000 EFX transactions at the launch of Effect Force. More worryingly, Effect.AI said there was a lack of direction with NEO’s future and a potential full reboot, known as NEO 3.0, would force projects to migrate over to a new platform anyway. Effect.AI plans to have fully migrated operations and EFX tokens over to EOS by the end of April this year. Why EOS? Based in the Netherlands, discussions with EOS began after Effect.AI was invited to the platform’s London hackathon in late September last year, ostensibly to be one of the event’s mentors, but also to meet some of EOS’ community members. Effect.AI, which says it is “blockchain agnostic,” considered other platforms, including Ethereum (ETH), TRON (TRX) and Tezos (XTZ), Laurens Verspeek, the project’s co-founder and chief architect, told Crypto Briefing EOS “stood out above the rest.” The platform offered advanced software, greater security, ease of use and good community, Verspeek explained. It also had a transaction per second rate 300 times greater than that offered by NEO, making it possible for Effect.AI to process more than a million transactions every day, a milestone it wants to reach by the end of 2019. “Effect.AI and the project are blockchain agnostic and we will always continue to look for technology that is most suited to the robust nature of this network,” said Chris Dawe, CEO of Effect.AI. “Our entire team sees that EOS is well ahead of most other projects in the space, on a technological, mass adoption, and community level. These are the three main aspects we or anyone else should look for when looking at a blockchain.” “The Effect Network cannot be built on a blockchain of uncertainty,” he added. The only NEO dApp to leave? Today’s news will be a big blow. Effect.AI was one of the most promising dApps in the NEO ecosystem. The sector is saturated with platforms, but overtime dApps will gravitate towards networks with the best underlying technology. Effect.AI haven’t ruled out a possible return to NEO and Verspeek emphasised that the project will constantly be on the lookout for better solutions. Because they needed higher throughput capabilities, EOS was their best option. To be clear, NEO isn’t the only platform that’s lost dApps. Ethereum has particularly struggled over scalability. The ETH-based game Etheremon announced in July it was moving some of its operations onto the more scalable Zilliqa (ZIL) platform, as Crypto Briefing reported at the time. The key takeaway here is dissatisfaction with the underlying tech caused a project to leave for pastures new. Other NEP-5 projects may be evaluating their position; NEO will have to address these problems and address them fast. The author is invested in digital assets, including ETH, ZIL and NEO which are mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post NEO DApp Migrates To EOS For Better Tech appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

a month ago

CoinAgenda Caribbean Returns to Puerto Rico for its Third Year!

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

a month ago

Tim Draper: ‘Everyone’ Will Buy Coffee With Bitcoin In 2021

Billionaire Bitcoin investor Tim Draper believes the world will be buying coffee with Bitcoin (BTC) in just two years - but does not plan on selling any. 2 Years To The ‘Coffee Standard’? In an interview with FOX Business February 18, the well-known Bitcoin advocate delivered the latest in his series of buoyant predictions for the cryptocurrency’s growth. “I think we’re probably two years away before everyone’s buying coffee,” he told the network. His comments come as attitudes towards Bitcoin’s place in the global economy shift away from transactions to store of value. As Bitcoinist variously reported, commentators consider the concept of Bitcoin as “digital gold” to be the largest cryptocurrency’s best shot at achieving dominance. Analysis of the Bitcoin blockchain has further shown a taste for ‘HODLing’ rather than spending among investors as the market continues its record-breaking downturn. Draper Banks On Lightning Network For Draper, the consumer payment element depends on scaling solutions, notably the Lightning Network, gaining suitable recognition. “As that starts permeating the system, it’s going to make it much easier to just use our phone and say, ‘Here, barista, do this,’” he continued. Finishing off the coffee topic, Draper added that by 2023, baristas would be “laughing” at those who tried to use fiat currency to pay for their purchases. Despite amassing huge amounts of Bitcoin, however, Draper says he has no plans to trade or spend any of his personal holdings. The next five years are crunchtime for the Tezos supporter’s bullish Bitcoin stance. By 2022, he previously claimed, BTC/USD would reach $250,000 per coin, one of the highest predictions to emerge from the industry. Despite this, Draper has stayed vague on how such growth will come about. Nonetheless, as Bitcoinist noted, Lightning alone has seen considerable expansion in the last few weeks alone. Publicity from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has combined with consumer-oriented payment offerings - the most recent of which being Bitcoin Pizza - hitting the market in order to make using Bitcoin more intuitive for non-technical holders. What do you think about Tim Draper’s coffee prediction? Let us know in the comments below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock The post Tim Draper: ‘Everyone’ Will Buy Coffee With Bitcoin In 2021 appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

a month ago

An update on the role of the Tezos Foundation, including an ...

An update on the role of the Tezos Foundation, including an introduction of key entities and greater clarity on our… https://t.co/JPMdszhmBT

a month ago

Paris Blockchain Week Summit, the first international conference held in France dedicated to the professionals of blockchain and crypto-assets

A few weeks after the PACTE law, which will regulate the crypto-asset industry in France, is voted, the Paris Blockchain Week Summit will gather 3,000 French and international professionals of the industry. The summit will be the flagship event of the Paris Blockchain Week. The goal of the Paris Blockchain Week Summit is to showcase the French regulatory framework and ecosystem in order to: Nurture vocations and foster the development of the blockchain scene in France and in Europe Encourage the best international blockchain projects to set up their activities in France and in Europe Organized by the French Digital Asset Association Woorton, Chain Accelerator, Datalents and Havas Blockchain, the event will take place in Station F and will be opened by Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance. The Paris Blockchain Week Summit will be an exclusive opportunity to show Paris as the European capital of blockchain and crypto-asset fundraising. Broadly speaking, this event will give the chance to gather the French and international tech ecosystem around these topics which are still undervalued in Europe and for which we are proud to be among the first movers. », explains Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tech. Agenda During two days, on the main stage, renowned speakers from the most prominent international blockchain and crypto-asset organizations will present the latest advances in the industry and their sentiment on three main topics: Technology, Regulation and Investment. Among the topics addressed: Technology: Governance: the path to actual decentralization Public and private keys management Proof-of-Work vs. Proof-of-Stake Integrating AI in distributed algorithms IoT: wallets for people vs. wallets for objects Strategies for decentralized data storage Interoperability and scalability Zero Knowledge Proof: beyond pure privacy applications Sharding Regulation: How the French regulated crypto-assets Security Token Offerings: the next frontier Self-regulation: a solution for secondary market players The regulator’s conundrum: protecting the investor and fostering innovation The future of currency in a digital world International cooperation for the development of blockchain and crypto-assets Attractivity and competitivity in the race for innovation KYC-AML solutions for law enforcement agencies Investment: Building the European digital asset market infrastructure The role of exchanges in the democratization of crypto-assets The OTC market chimaera Investing in decentralized organizations The rise of DEX On-chain funds: the future of investing Stable coins A room dedicated to workshops and demos will also allow to showcase the French ecosystem and event partners in a more interactive format. Speakers More than 100 international speakers will attend the event. The first 30 announced are: Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tech Bibop Gresta, Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Wei Zhou, CFO of Binance Dominik Schiener, Co-founder of IOTA Edward Moncada, CEO of Blockfolio David E. Rutter, Co-founder and CEO of R3 Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain.info Leonard Schrank, Former CEO of SWIFT Pascal Gauthier, Chairman of Ledger William Mougayar, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of JM3 Capital Jenna Zenk, CTO of Melonport François-Xavier Thoorens, CEO of Ark Ecosystem Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack Philipp Pieper, Co-founder and CEO of Swarm Henri Pihkala, CEO of Streamr Ambre Soubiran, CEO of Kaiko Matan Field, Co-founder of DAOStack Mark Smargon, Co-founder of Colu and Bitgo Ouriel Ohayon, Co-founder of ISAI Angie Lau, Founder of Narramur and former Bloomberg TV lead anchor Aleksei Antonov, Co-founder of SONM and SCDE Ventures Jonathan Benassaya, CEO of IronChain Capital Michael Waitze, Founder of BlockchainLabs.ai Thomas Power, Board member of BICRA Zaki Manian, Founder of Skuchain Jill Carlson, Founder of Juno The Paris Blockchain Week Summit will gather the most famous French and international names in the blockchain and crypto-asset space. Paris was missing a major international event dedicated to professionals to show the world they can consider France to set up their activities or accelerate their projects. France is one of the few G20 countries to have drafted in less than a year a welcoming framework for entrepreneurs of the industry. With a pool of talented engineers, a regulator that is agile with a keen understanding of the industry’s needs and policymakers open to meet the ecosystem, we have everything we need to welcome organizations whether they are industry giants or startups, explains Karim Sabba, co-organizer of the event and co-founder of Woorton. About the Paris Blockchain Week Summit An international conference dedicated to explore regulation, technol

a month ago

Daily Volume Reaches New 2019 High in Monday Crypto Rally

Following a week of inactivity crypto markets are finally moving again this Monday. A rally which started a few hours ago has seen daily volume increase to $26 billion which marks a new high for 2019. Ethereum is currently driving momentum across markets as it surges 11.5% from $123 this time yesterday to $138 at the time of writing. This has resulted in a market cap increase of almost $1.5 billion as ETH accelerates away from a lack luster XRP. The countdown to Constantinople is largely responsible for the momentum has network tech upgrades are generally bullish for the token. It has been suggested that the extension of the difficulty bomb will reduce supply reduction timeframe but at the moment Ethereum is leading the pack. The only other altcoin outperforming Ethereum in the top fifty is Bitcoin Gold which has jumped 13.5% on the day. Maker is also still going strong adding another 7.7% on the day as it passes $550, its highest price in 2019. Coinmarketcap has adjusted its figures again which has seen MKR jump NEM, Ethereum Classic and NEO to take sixteenth place with a cap of $553 million. The other altcoin making good progress during today’s rally is Bitcoin Cash adding 7% to trade at $130. EOS has not been able to take fourth spot back from Litecoin at the time of writing despite a gain of 3.8%. The gap between the two is tiny though, just $35 million, so it may not be long before these two swap places again. Similar momentum has not been seen with Bitcoin which has only made 2.5% on the day as it broke resistance at $3,650 and headed towards $3,700. Bitcoin has reached its highest price since January 20, almost a month ago and signals are bullish in the short term. There are a few altcoins not benefiting from the rally at all. Tron, IOTA, Dash and NEO, NEM and Tezos have barely moved over the past 24 hours. Ethereum is clearly the dominant cryptocurrency at the moment. Total daily volume for the market has surpassed $26 billion for the first time in 2019. Total market cap is at $126 billion which is its highest level since January 10 when a big dump wiped out $16 billion in a day or so. Things are looking bullish at the moment for most cryptocurrencies but the long term picture shows that we are still in the depths of a lengthening winter. The post Daily Volume Reaches New 2019 High in Monday Crypto Rally appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

The $232 Million ICO Debacle Continues as Tezos Community Opposes Class Action Lawsuit

Tim Draper-endorsed blockchain Tezos is the subject of a consolidated class action lawsuit brought by unsavory individuals. A group of Tezos community members believes the lawsuit is depressing the Tezos price and that the named lead plaintiff, Arman Anvari, does not adequately represent the Tezos community. Anvari has publicly agreed with this sentiment. Arman Anvari Backs Out As Lead Plaintiff The list of problems with Anvari as the chief plaintiff in any class action suit against Tezos is long. For one thing, he made multiple death threats against Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman. For another, he actively acknowledged in posts revealed The post The $232 Million ICO Debacle Continues as Tezos Community Opposes Class Action Lawsuit appeared first on CCN

a month ago

Crypto Market Wrap: Consolidation Continues, Is a Breakout Imminent?

Market Wrap Crypto consolidation continues; Litecoin still inching up, NEO making progress, everything else is flat. Crypto markets are looking a little erratic as we enter the weekend but in the grand scheme of things nothing has changed over the past seven days. Total market cap has crept up marginally but most tokens are still consolidating within their slim boundaries. Bitcoin has bounced of intraday resistance levels of $3,640 twice but is still holding above major support at $3,600. Lower highs have been made all week indicating that BTC is likely to turn bearish soon, especially if it falls below the key $3,600 level. Ethereum is stable at $123 still, it has not moved a bit over the past 24 hours and remains where it has been since mid-week. XRP is slowly weakening and the gap between the two has now widened to $450 million. There has been so little action for the majority of the top ten that they are showing tenths of a percent change over the past day. Litecoin is the biggest mover with 2% as it pulls away from EOS and increases the market cap gap between them. Very little else is going on in this section. NEO is today’s top coin in the big twenty as it adds 3% on the day. Tezos is creeping back towards a top twenty place adding 2% but it is still a way off Zcash. Maker and NEM are dumping 4-5 percent following a couple of days of reasonable gains. There are only two altcoins in double digits at the time of writing. Ontology and Aelf have added 16% a piece during the Asian trading session. The Parity Games partnership appears to be driving momentum for ONT. There are no big dumps going on at the messy end of the top one hundred but the day’s worst performers are Aurora and Revain. Total market capitalization has not moved over the past 24 hours and remains a fraction higher at just over $121 billion. Markets are still range bound in a very tight channel where they have been all week. There are no signs of momentum in either direction and the tedium continues in crypto land. Market Wrap is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals The post Crypto Market Wrap: Consolidation Continues, Is a Breakout Imminent? appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

Tezos Price Rises 9% amid Environment Manager Smart Contracts Development

While the BTC price continues to trade sideways, Tezos is on a tear, having added 9% in the last 24-hour period to $0.44. Most of the trading is unfolding on crypto exchange UEX in the USDT and BTC markets. There was a development surrounding the Tezos environment manager, which according to GitHub "provides a seamless way to develop smart contracts and dApps locally for public networks such as alphanet and private networks such as sandboxnet." The Tezos environment manager "now supports ReasonML smart contracts natively thanks to Liquidity's .reliq file extension support." Separately, Tezos recently got a boost when Elevated Returns, a “token-focused financial group,” revealed it would build on the Tezos platform for tokenzied real estate. Elevated Returns has a real estate portfolio of more than $1 billion, which it plans to tokenize. Elevated Returns switched from Ethereum to Tezos for the latter’s “superior qualities for asset tokenization,” according to crypto market data firm Messari. (GT)

a month ago

Tezos litigation potentially slowed by plaintiff problems

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are “SDP”. LegalClass action against Tezos - is it a securities offering?Read moreIn Re Tezos Securities Litigation, 17-cv-06779-RS, N.D.Cal., Doc. # 201, 2/7/19 (“Defendants’ Arthur Breitman, Kathleen Breitman, and Dynamic Ledger Solutions. Inc.’s Response to Plaintiffs’ Motion to Substitute New Lead Plaintiff“) [SDP] Class action litigation may seem complicated but like a lot of law it boils down to certain common-sense principles. One of the basic ideas behind this whole structure is that it’s more efficient to have one or a handful of people litigate claims on behalf of a big group of people than have thousands of people file separate lawsuits. There’s a flip side, though: you have to make sure that you choose the right class representative (and lawyers) to adequately represent the class’ interests. Lawyers for Arthur and Kathleen Breitman and Dynamic Ledger Solutions, Inc. (“the Tezos defendants”) argue in their most recent filing in the Tezos consolidated class action that determining adequacy of the lead plaintiff is up to the Court in securities class actions, under a federal law called the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”). They argue that while the previously selected lead plaintiff, Arman Anvari, is a demonstrable no-goodnick, lead counsel’s attempt to replace him with a new “hand-picked client” shouldn’t be allowed. Instead, they want any proposed new lead plaintiff to be approved by the Court, to file their own new lawsuit and give the DLS defendants a chance to move to dismiss. This would, of course, stay any briefing or decision on the Motion for Class Certification filed on Jan. 10, for which a hearing was set for July 31. A new Complaint and Motion to Dismiss would give the DLS defendants a couple of things — first, it would buy them time. Spitballing a bit, this would push class cert briefing and arguments down the road at least another six months. Second, it would give the defendants the opportunity to potentially do more discovery and reopen arguments about whether the plaintiff had “actual notice” of the contribution terms or was in the U.S. at the time he made his contribution/investment: “regardless of who is appointed to serve as the new lead plaintiff, DLS Defendants request that the Court order the filing of a new complaint and provide DLS Defendants with an opportunity to move to dismiss. To facilitate a swift resolution of any motion to dismiss, the lead plaintiff should be required to plead facts regarding their knowledge of the Contribution Terms, and explain their residency and their location at the time they contributed to the fundraiser.” An interesting feature of the motion is that it contains an extended discussion that alleges that Anvari wrote things that were “racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic, some of them even directed at those involved in the Tezos Project and other Defendants.” Whether or not this is true — and I am sure that the Defendants’ counsel believes it is, or they wouldn’t make the argument — doesn’t really matter, of course, if Anvari is no longer going to be lead plaintiff. It’s also irrelevant to the question of whether the so-called “contribution event” was an unregistered securities offering. So ... why point this out? We have to speculate a little bit, but perhaps they think it doesn’t reflect well on counsel to propose a class representative and then withdraw him because of this sort of information. In other words, maybe it’s a credibility argument. As a rhetorical matter, it also deflects attention away from the defendants’ own alleged unlawful actions. Another observation, more about tactics, is that you are often better off in litigation if your adversaries are bickering amongst themselves. Some of that is happening here too, as other law firms propose their own plaintiffs and offer themselves as class counsel. It’s usually a plaintiff who benefits from defendants fighting. In class action litigation, as in this case, it can often be the opposite. Your adversaries fight amongst themselves, everything slows down. Finally, and unrelated to these musings about tactics — one last interesting tidbit in the briefing is the fact that there was apparently a day-long mediation, which failed. As of the date of this blog post, we don’t have a response from Anvari’s counsel. I imagine they will have something to say, and if so perhaps we’ll cover it here. The takeaway, though — the Tezos litigation may be slowed down a tetch because of plaintiff problems, depending on how the Court sees things. We don’t seem any closer to class certification, or a ruling from this Court on whether Tezzies are sec

a month ago

Securitizing the Future of Finance

Previously, we have covered Columbia University-IBM Accelerator and had spotlighted one of the ten accelerated companies Connecting Food. Today, we highlight another company that was amongst the selected few: Securitize - “The Compliance Platform For Digitizing Securities on the Blockchain”. To learn more about the company and its vision, we interviewed Carlos Domingo, its CEO and co-founder. Mr. Domingo is a Barcelona native who holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and an Executive MBA from the Stanford Business School, and he is a co-founder in Spice VC, the very first fully tokenized VC fund. Carlos Domingo. Company Background “Securitize is born out of Spice VC, when we first started fundraising for Spice in 2017, the term “security token” hadn’t yet existed and there were no security token issuance platforms”, notices Mr. Domingo. Spice VC token ended up being the first security token issued through Securitize. Additionally, tokens for Blockchain Capital, Lottery.com and several others have been issued through the platform. Being a technology platform, Securitize doesn’t require any licensing. However, there is quite a bit of compliance work involved. For each new client, a lot of time is spent with the legal team to make sure that all the procedures and workflows meet the client’s compliance requirements, which will vary by asset class and jurisdiction. Meanwhile, the company is in the process of obtaining a broker-dealer license that will allow it to charge clients a percent-based commission for the fundraising instead of a fixed fee. For now, Securitize is focused on the tokenization of three asset classes: funds, mid and large-cap stocks, and real-estate. In March, a new major asset class will be introduced - debt, starting off with commercial paper and syndicated loans. In terms of real estate, we are actively looking into the Southeast Asian market, Thailand in particular. We hope to be the first company to be involved in the tokenization of real estate over there. Technology According to Mr. Domingo, the major advantages of tokenizing real and financial assets are compliance, automated payouts (such as dividends), fractional ownership, liquidity, and traceability. Amongst the downsides are lack of understanding (on the part of the finance professionals), lack of sophistication (“we don’t yet know how to tokenize more complex derivatives”), and the dearth of custodians for digital assets. The first tokens that were issued on Securitize platform were being minted on Ethereum. However, due to scalability issues, the company started looking into other blockchain platforms. “We are blockchain agnostic”, says Mr. Domingo. “We are exploring other major blockchains; in the long-run, we don’t know which one will survive. We have been approached by smaller blockchain platforms, however, it doesn’t make sense for us. We don’t believe they’ll survive”. Recently, the news came out about Securitize tokenizing Elevated Returns’ real-estate assets on Tezos. Tezos is great. We approached them and they were very helpful. Actually, they had to develop a token framework specifically for us. Since the company has joined the Accelerator and IBM is a big supporter of Hyperledger, we had to ask whether Securitize is looking into using Hyperledger Fabric as one of the platforms? - “We do, some clients prefer a private blockchain. The debt issuance will be done on Hyperledger”. What are your expectations from the Accelerator? “Now, we are at IBM Think in San Francisco. The quality of people and content from IBM is very high. We have also had some interactions with Columbia faculty, which is great. And we may end up hiring a Columbia Business School student assigned to us”. The post Securitizing the Future of Finance appeared first on Crypto Insider.

a month ago

Tezos / USD Technical Analysis: Pushing Higher

Tezos is bullish in the short-term after breaking above a descending price channel Medium-term outlook for Tezos is neutral with traders now testing the pair’s 200-day moving average Technical indicators on the four-hour and daily time frame have both turned bullish XTZ / USD Short-term price analysis In the short-term, Tezos is bullish after breaking above a descending price channel on the four-hour time frame. The recent bullish breakout is still in its early stages, with the XTZ / USD pair still needing to make significant gains to negate a bearish head and shoulders pattern on the four-hour time frame. Technical indicators on the mentioned time frame are rising and show further scope for upside in the near-term. XTZ / USD H4 Chart (Source: TradingView) Pattern Watch Aside from the head and shoulders pattern, traders should note that a bullish double-bottom pattern may also be forming if the current up move continues to gather pace. MACD Indicator The MACD histogram has turned bullish on the four-hour time frame, with the signal line also performing a bullish upside crossover. RSI Indicator The Relative Strength Indicator has turned bullish, although it is starting to approach slightly oversold conditions. XTZ / USD Medium-term price analysis In the medium-term, Tezos is neutral with the cryptocurrency now testing its key 200-day moving average following a strong move higher. Similar to the four-hour time frame, the daily time frame is also showing the pair performing a bullish technical breakout from a well-establish descending price channel. If the pair continues to advance, the December 24th trading high offers the strongest form of technical resistance above the 0.5000 level. XTZ / USD Daily Chart (Source: TradingView) Pattern Watch Aside from the descending price channel itself, traders should watch for the formation of a double-bottom pattern, and multiple daily price closes above or back inside the price channel MACD Indicator The MACD indicator has turned bullish on the daily time frame, with the signal line poised to turn bullish if the up move continues. RSI Indicator The Relative Strength Index is strongly bullish on the daily time frame and shows further scope for upside in the pair. Conclusion Tezos is attempting to turn bullish over the medium-term, if buyers can perform multiple daily price closes above the pair’s two-hundred day moving average, we could see a continued push higher towards the December 24th trading high. Technical rejection from the 200-day will likely provoke technical selling back towards the descending price channel. [{"date":1518645855000,"value":2.43318,"volume":1831250},{"date":1518732254000,"value":2.72958,"volume":708511},{"date":1518818654000,"value":2.6596,"volume":923340},{"date":1518905055000,"value":2.7975,"volume":925889},{"date":1518991454000,"value":2.89789,"volume":1016510},{"date":1519077854000,"value":3.58638,"volume":1566200},{"date":1519164254000,"value":4.08904,"volume":2106700},{"date":1519251254000,"value":3.59813,"volume":968238},{"date":1519338254000,"value":4.11529,"volume":2297260},{"date":1519426754000,"value":4.5582,"volume":1604910},{"date":1519513155000,"value":4.88814,"volume":1233540},{"date":1519599555000,"value":4.80338,"volume":530902},{"date":1519685954000,"value":3.69022,"volume":1526880},{"date":1519772355000,"value":4.34629,"volume":635921},{"date":1519859355000,"value":4.23636,"volume":703792},{"date":1519945755000,"value":4.41302,"volume":546659},{"date":1520032454000,"value":4.36848,"volume":326465},{"date":1520118854000,"value":4.39301,"volume":256371},{"date":1520205253000,"value":4.12187,"volume":417277},{"date":1520294653000,"value":4.08254,"volume":306905},{"date":1520381053000,"value":3.57906,"volume":929794},{"date":1520467454000,"value":3.39501,"volume":365662},{"date":1520553853000,"value":3.01882,"volume":669461},{"date":1520640255000,"value":3.06463,"volume":502730},{"date":1520726654000,"value":3.01267,"volume":310814},{"date":1520813053000,"value":3.56716,"volume":252745},{"date":1520899454000,"value":3.30229,"volume":359257},{"date":1520985854000,"value":3.38154,"volume":181838},{"date":1521072255000,"value":3.08442,"volume":328610},{"date":1521158654000,"value":3.16233,"volume":239692},{"date":1521245054000,"value":2.94351,"volume":411003},{"date":1521331454000,"value":2.79427,"volume":345940},{"date":1521417854000,"value":2.81117,"volume":413821},{"date":1521503954000,"value":3.02198,"volume":700166},{"date":1521590353000,"value":3.28949,"volume":813326},{"date":1521676754000,"value":3.35252,"volume":753571},{"date":1521763153000,"value":3.33929,"volume":480031},{"date":1521849854000,"value":3.50863,"volume":470793},{"date":1521936253000,"value":3.89548,"volume":1216780},{"date":1522022654000,"value":3.93941,"volume":537683},{"date":1522108454000,"value":3.

a month ago

Podcast transcript with founder of Tezos Arthur Breitman and former Foundation board member Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons on the Tezos Communities in Asia

We recently interviewed Arthur Breitman Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons on Tezos Communities. Below is the transcript: This is our newly released podcast in partnership with Tezos. Joyce Yang Welcome to Tezos in Asia, a series featuring and showcasing the growing Tezos communities in Asia. I’m your host, Joyce Yang, founder of Global Coin Research. follow me in my journey in exploring and meeting the various Tezos communities in Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, China and more. Learn about the crypto happenings in each of these countries, the cultural backdrop and regulatory frameworks, and what these communities are doing locally. In this very first episode, I’m in Seoul, Korea, attending a Tezos Korea conference, and learning about the background and the history of these Tezos communities from two involved members. I speak to Arthur Breitman, founder of Tezos, and Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons, a former Tezos foundation board member and currently the scientific advisor of Tezos Southeast Asia. In this first conversation, I speak with Arthur about the importance of a having global presence for Tezos and I ask him for some of his thoughts on the communities. But before that, we had Arthur just give a quick introduction of himself as well as Tezos and the community. Arthur Breitman My name is Arthur, and my background, I studied math and physics. I worked in finance for a long time. I was aquant, working in high-frequency trading, I then worked a little bit in robotics, I was working at Waymo, which is Google’s self-driving car, or Alphabet I should say, self-driving cars division. So that was a nice change before really just jumping full time on Tezos. On the project itself, so Tezos is a cryptocurrency, and it’s a smart contract platform. Originally, the problem it really tries to address is a question of governance in cryptocurrencies, and sometimes people will say like oh, it adds governance, but it doesn’t add governance. Every project has governance. It can be explicit, but it’s always there. There’s always a form of governance. And the idea was, instead of trying to have rough consensus and implicit governance, which I think can devolve into handing out a lot of power to a few people, the idea was to have explicit governance starting with a simple mechanism on-chain based voting, and then progressively improving the governance and improving the methods by which the protocol evolves. And that’s I think you can strike a good balance between being agile and being able to evolve and make changes and between having security and stability. So that was originally embedded in this project Joyce Yang And how do you see these communities evolve? Arthur Breitman By their nature, blockchains are pretty global, I think that’s what makes them interesting is that they’re borderless, and that’s valuable. However, I think that from a human perspective, we’re still local creatures. We interact with people around us in our local communities. And so I would say that having this local chapters of the projects, local places where people can meet and discuss, I think is very important in order to foster adoption, education, and understanding of the of the project. Joyce Yang And as a reminder for our listeners. We are here in Seoul, Korea for the Tezos conference organized by Tezos Korea. Yeah, we’re here in Korea and the event has a great turnout and great energy, and people are asking questions about very technical things that you’re speaking about. What do you think of the communities here? Arthur Breitman I’ve had so far two trips to Korea and two trips to Japan so I’m speaking from limited experience, but everyone I’ve met has been great and I really enjoyed the communities that I’ve met and the members that I’ve met in those places. And what I like is the self-organization has been really like they are now foundations in many different countries in Asia and that’s really exciting. Like taking the matters into their own hands and moving things forward, so I think that’s pretty impressive to see. Joyce Yang What’s your general observation of the Korean community versus the rest of the communities that you have seen and visited? Arthur Breitman What I noticed is that the materials which have been produced by the Tezos Korea community have been very high-quality. I think the events are always very well organized. The infographics that came out of Korea have also been superb. So I also see that something, which is new now that wasn’t there last time was [them] trying to have more partnerships with universities, for research. So it’s a burgeoning ecosystem. Joyce Yang What’s your vision for these communities? Arthur Breitman I mean, what matters is their vision, not my vision, But... Joyce Yang How do you support that vision and how do you envision the foundation continue to support that vision? Arthur Breitman At the end of the day, you know one thing I really like is meetups. When I moved to New York, about 14 years ago, I did

a month ago

A Conversation with founder of Tezos Arthur Breitman and former Foundation board member Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons on the Tezos Communities in Asia

We recently interviewed Arthur Breitman Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons on Tezos Communities. Below is the transcript: This is our newly released podcast in partnership with Tezos. Joyce Yang Welcome to Tezos in Asia, a series featuring and showcasing the growing Tezos communities in Asia. I’m your host, Joyce Yang, founder of Global Coin Research. follow me in my journey in exploring and meeting the various Tezos communities in Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, China and more. Learn about the crypto happenings in each of these countries, the cultural backdrop and regulatory frameworks, and what these communities are doing locally. In this very first episode, I’m in Seoul, Korea, attending a Tezos Korea conference, and learning about the background and the history of these Tezos communities from two involved members. I speak to Arthur Breitman, founder of Tezos, and Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons, a former Tezos foundation board member and currently the scientific advisor of Tezos Southeast Asia. In this first conversation, I speak with Arthur about the importance of a having global presence for Tezos and I ask him for some of his thoughts on the communities. But before that, we had Arthur just give a quick introduction of himself as well as Tezos and the community. Arthur Breitman My name is Arthur, and my background, I studied math and physics. I worked in finance for a long time. I was aquant, working in high-frequency trading, I then worked a little bit in robotics, I was working at Waymo, which is Google’s self-driving car, or Alphabet I should say, self-driving cars division. So that was a nice change before really just jumping full time on Tezos. On the project itself, so Tezos is a cryptocurrency, and it’s a smart contract platform. Originally, the problem it really tries to address is a question of governance in cryptocurrencies, and sometimes people will say like oh, it adds governance, but it doesn’t add governance. Every project has governance. It can be explicit, but it’s always there. There’s always a form of governance. And the idea was, instead of trying to have rough consensus and implicit governance, which I think can devolve into handing out a lot of power to a few people, the idea was to have explicit governance starting with a simple mechanism on-chain based voting, and then progressively improving the governance and improving the methods by which the protocol evolves. And that’s I think you can strike a good balance between being agile and being able to evolve and make changes and between having security and stability. So that was originally embedded in this project Joyce Yang And how do you see these communities evolve? Arthur Breitman By their nature, blockchains are pretty global, I think that’s what makes them interesting is that they’re borderless, and that’s valuable. However, I think that from a human perspective, we’re still local creatures. We interact with people around us in our local communities. And so I would say that having this local chapters of the projects, local places where people can meet and discuss, I think is very important in order to foster adoption, education, and understanding of the of the project. Joyce Yang And as a reminder for our listeners. We are here in Seoul, Korea for the Tezos conference organized by Tezos Korea. Yeah, we’re here in Korea and the event has a great turnout and great energy, and people are asking questions about very technical things that you’re speaking about. What do you think of the communities here? Arthur Breitman I’ve had so far two trips to Korea and two trips to Japan so I’m speaking from limited experience, but everyone I’ve met has been great and I really enjoyed the communities that I’ve met and the members that I’ve met in those places. And what I like is the self-organization has been really like they are now foundations in many different countries in Asia and that’s really exciting. Like taking the matters into their own hands and moving things forward, so I think that’s pretty impressive to see. Joyce Yang What’s your general observation of the Korean community versus the rest of the communities that you have seen and visited? Arthur Breitman What I noticed is that the materials which have been produced by the Tezos Korea community have been very high-quality. I think the events are always very well organized. The infographics that came out of Korea have also been superb. So I also see that something, which is new now that wasn’t there last time was [them] trying to have more partnerships with universities, for research. So it’s a burgeoning ecosystem. Joyce Yang What’s your vision for these communities? Arthur Breitman I mean, what matters is their vision, not my vision, But... Joyce Yang How do you support that vision and how do you envision the foundation continue to support that vision? Arthur Breitman At the end of the day, you know one thing I really like is meetups. When I moved to New York, about 14 years ago, I di

a month ago

Tezos Korea Plans to Rejuvenate Korea’s Blockchain Communities

To learn more about Tezos’ communities in Asia, be sure to check out our newly launched podcast as well. In our first episode, we speak with founder of Tezos Arthur Breitman and former Foundation board member Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons on the Tezos Communities. As we are in a potentially prolonged bear market, Korea — home to the infamous Kimchi premium and the country where ongoing crypto enthusiasm once flourished — no longer seems to command the same influence in the crypto world. However, according to the Tezos Korea team, the best is yet to come. In fact, Doowon Suh, President of Tezos Korea Foundation, asserts that the mission of the Korean Tezos community has been consistent since its inception two years ago: to introduce new coding languages and new technologies into the Korean community that can potentially change lives and improve local businesses. During a packed Tezos Blockchain Talk conference that took place in Seoul a few weeks ago, Doowon’s message clearly resonated with its attendees. Notably, over 20% of them were C-level executives, about 33% of them came from IT and Telecommunication backgrounds, and another 18% came from university and research backgrounds. At the conference, Tezos founder Arthur Breitman kicked off the event by discussing blockchain’s potential impact on the world, Tezos’ technology, and its potential applications. The 5-hour long event-with dual translations-wouldn’t have led you to believe that we are in a bear market. Well-known influencers in the local Korean crypto community, including the founder of the Korea Blockchain Association, discussed the impact of cryptocurrency and blockchain in the world, and various projects building on Tezos shared their upcoming product launch. Questions from the audience ranged from one individual asking for a definition of smart contracts to another asking detailed question about Michelson — adomain-specific language used to write smart contracts on the Tezos blockchain. Arthur Breitman, founder of Tezos, sharing examples of what blockchains can be used for Since 2017, Doowon and his team have been organizing regular Tezos events in Korea centered around blockchain and Tezos’ technology. Since setting up the Tezos Korea Foundation officially last year, the team has achieved some noteworthy feats. Board members of the foundation now include Jinhwa Kim, the former COO and co-founder of Korbit, a leading crypto exchange in Koreathat was sold to Nexon partners last year. The Tezos Korea Foundation is separate from the Tezos Korea Execution Company (TKEC) that takes care of day to day operations, but they work together closely on large initiatives such as the aforementioned conference. As part of their plans to facilitate and accelerate blockchain development, the Korea Tezos Foundation has entered agreements and partnerships with local universities, including a Memorandum of Understanding with the Seoul National University, the number 1 ranked university in Korea, and Yonsei University, also another top university, both around November 2018. These partnerships would enable the teams to work with local professors to develop Tezos and OCaml research, and to train and foster experts in Smart Contracts, OCaml, and blockchain education. OCaml is a programming language that Tezos is written in. The foundation is also funding various Blockchain clubs in educational institutes for research, most recently to Sungkyunkwan University, anotherone of Korea’s top educational institutes. Korea has one of the most educated populations in the world. In 2018, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) showed that 70 percent of 24- to 35-year-olds in the nation of 51.5 million people have completed some form of tertiary education, such as universities and colleges. However, the inability to climb up the economic ladder has driven many white-collar workers to turn to cryptocurrency trading as a form of speculation, which partially contributed to the rise of the local cryptocurrency prices last year. In my conversations with startup teams there, it appears that the startup community is still very immature versus that of the states. Many young people still choose to compete for top jobs in large global companies like Samsung or LG Electronics. An attendee asking a question at the Tezos Blockchain Talk conference Aside from partnering with local universities, the Tezos Korea team has also developed its own curriculum for training interested developers, and have done several 7-day bootcamps, where they work with participants to build blockchains and explore new business models on the Tezos platform. According to their Chief Strategy Officer of TKEC, Jinwoo Kim, Tezos provides a new opportunity for software developers to integrate into and work on OCaml, a lesser known programming language among developers: “there is some functional programming developers recruitment from Amazon or Facebook and Tesla. So we tell them, this is a new op

a month ago

Ontology (ONT) and Tezos (XTZ) Marking Highest Gains: About the Coins

In just a couple of hours, the pair ONT/USD made it above the major $0.6000 level jumping from $0.5666 to $0.6218 counting 10.60% gain in the last 24-hours. Source: coinmarketcap Among the top-25 coins by market capitalization Ontology’s blockchain token is marking the highest increase for the day [February 15th , 2019]. In a few days the network has its anniversary as it launched in February 26th 2018 with a total supply of of 1,000,000,000 ONT. The team behind Ontology, made its v0.8 pre-release of the MainNet on May 17, 2018. Proof of Stake (POS) native contract, Chain environment native contract, ONTID native contract, Update the Verifiable Byzantine Fault Tolerance (VBFT) protocol to new version, Virtual Machine (VM) fee calculation model, Command line interface (CLI) configuration and transaction creation support, Network optimization, Smart contract execution and permission control module. Following up Ontology, higher-up on the rank Tezos‘ XTZ is changing hands with the US Dollar at the $0.4315 level increasing 8.08% only in the last 24-hours recovering above the price-lost experiencing the past few days. During one of the most successful and largest ICOs ever held - Tezos Foundation raised over $232 mil bringing a new cryptocurrency in the market. During a contact made by Reuters to the president of the foundation it was confirmed that its MainNet was set to launch on the 14th of Sep, 2018. What is Tezos (XTZ)? Tezos is a decentralized computing platform for Turing-complete smart contracts. Tezos has three key features. (1) “Liquid Proof-of-Stake” consensus - there is a relatively low barrier to consensus participation and delegation is not required. (2) Smart contract verification - Tezos invented the Michelson programming language that allows formal proofs of contract properties for better contract security. (3) On-chain governance - all aspects of governance are contained in the platform: voting on proposed protocol upgrades, paying developers and implementing the upgrades. - Via Kraken’s blog post - Kraken Listing XTZ Blog Post Ethereum’s ETH and BTC are standing on the same path of today’s crypto-market performance while now stepped-down third largest coin by market capitalization XRP is battling the bears as its weekly declining trend is seeing no stop. The post Ontology (ONT) and Tezos (XTZ) Marking Highest Gains: About the Coins appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

Crypto Market Wrap: Could Binance Coin Flip Stellar (XLM) Soon?

Market Wrap Crypto markets continue consolidating; Litecoin back in fourth, BNB, XLM and NEM moving, Maker falls back. Movements have been minimal on crypto markets as we round out another week. The good news is that gains made this time last week have held for now but signs of further upward motion have not materialized. Total market capitalization has remained over $120 billion as the consolidation continues. Bitcoin is range bound in a very tight channel at the moment between $3,600 and $3,650. It has not changed in price since the same time yesterday but has consolidated above support levels so could move higher in the short term. Ethereum is still flat at $123 with zero movement over the past few days. Momentum is expected as Constantinople draws closer next week. XRP is holding $0.30 and also range bound, the gap between the two remains at $300 million. There is not much to report in the top ten during the day’s Asian trading session. Litecoin has re-flipped EOS and taken fourth place back with a 2.5% gain to $43, though the gap between them is negligible. Binance Coin is yet again the top mover here with 4% added and a rare blip by Stellar has sent XLM up 2.5% on the day - the gap between the two is now only $200 million. NEM has made the biggest move in the top twenty with 5% as the organization restructures and moves forward with the project. Very little else is going on and a few such as Monero, Maker, and Zcash are falling back 3% or so. Crypto.com’s MCO token its getting today’s fomo spike with a 26% jump as Singaporean crypto credit cards gather steam. Tezos is also having a good Friday with 8% added on the day. At the red end of the top one hundred is MOAC dumping 10% and yesterday’s pumped Komodo dropping 7%. Total market capitalization dipped back to $119 billion but has recovered to the same level as yesterday, $120 billion. The sideways motion continues and there is very little going on with markets at the moment. Gains made in last Friday’s big pump have held for the week leaving markets at the same place they were this time last month. Market Wrap is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals The post Crypto Market Wrap: Could Binance Coin Flip Stellar (XLM) Soon? appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

Money 2.0 Stuff: Everyone is an expert on Japanese courts

The Gox Saga Gets Even Weirder “Never trust a financial services website named after Magic: The Gathering” is probably a pretty good rule of thumb to follow for people attempting to purchase cryptocurrencies. In spite of some very obvious branding issues with re-starting an exchange associated today with sheer incompetence of Bitcoin’s early anarchist entrepreneurs, cryptocurrency billionaire and top-5 purchaser of bedazzled cowboy hats Brock Piece is attempting to start it back up, this time passing on all potential proceeds to creditors. In a phone interview with The Block, former Mt. Gox operative Mark Karpeles disputed Pierce’s claims, noting that no purchase by Pierce could be perceived as valid without shareholder approval. His skepticism is warranted: with much speculation around Mt. Gox, Brock Pierce may potentially start another exchange (with associated ICO) around its resurgence as part of a movement called GoxRising. While I am a mere desperate creditor and not an expert on the intricacies of Japanese civil law, there appear to be obvious issues with Pierce’s plans to return every cent of profit to patient Mt. Gox victims. His one-pager is straight to the point, outlining 5 goals to be submitted to the Tokyo District Court: Pierce’s first goals are focused on returning proceeds to creditors by striking bitcoin at the right market price, capturing forks, etc. While this seems admirable, this has largely already been achieved by groups like Mt. Gox Legal. Outside of returning funds, Pierce proposes “[providing a] bid for intangible assets and a vision for a new Mt. Gox Exchange” specifically aimed at using profits to restore creditors with a “full recovery.” This suffers from obvious issues because it rests on the claims... ... that Brock outlines in his final goal, in which he aims to recover any residual stolen or lost bitcoins. This is simply fiction: there is no credible way to claim or attempt a recovery of the remainder of Gox’s coin. In the mean time, Brock wants to allow creditors to swap their claims on missing coins “in return for a new coin that will be tradeable on the new Mt. Gox Exchange.” After years of waiting for bitcoins, I’m sure creditors will be happy to settle for Brock Pierce token issuance #5. He also makes other promises like contesting CoinLab’s $16 billion lawsuit, though these claims have already been contested by the current trustee. The “why” is confusing til it appears to take a turn for the downright-crazy. Brock Pierce claims that he is the sole shareholder of Mt. Gox, having purchased the exchange in a 2014 transaction, which appears to have no shareholder support (or court approval, as the exchange had already entered legal proceedings). In a thread in which notorious cryptocurrency printer Rhett Creighton noted that Brock Pierce actually owns all of Mt. Gox, Pierce claims that “the [Mt. Gox] trustee said the shareholder, which I’m arguably the sole shareholder, gets the surplus.” which sort of, well, indicates exactly what he’s going for. In spite of his seemingly altruistic-populist argument that Pierce, savior of Puerto Rico, is helping lost creditors get all of their bitcoins back, it appears he still believes that remaining shareholders in Mt. Gox can capture some portion of the surplus leftover from earlier confusions with the sale of Mt. Gox’s bitcoin reserves. As details unfold slowly, poor creditors are caught in a pickle, with the option of believing an ayahuasca-sipping unicorn herder who appears to have a sinister greed for any satoshis leftover post-refund or a formerly incompetent operator who may be reckoning with his own jail sentence after embezzling customer funds. The Venezuela Rally “But Venezuela!” is cryptocurrency enthusiasts’ own “but we haven’t tried real communism yet!” Given Bitcoin’s extremely high volatility, it rarely makes sense to place one’s day-to-day sustenance on the ebbs and flows of its charts. However, the pipe dream has always been that countries with incompetent central banks or kooky authoritarian rules will see adoption of Bitcoin as an alternative. I’ve tried my own rendition, noting: In my view, the only thing that can drive crypto adoption is (1) bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies serving as an escape valve for people who are in uncertain monetary regimes (and willing to stomach Bitcoin’s volatility), e.g. Venezuela, Iran, etc., (2) people buying into the idea that Bitcoin is effectively a call option on becoming a future store-of-value, or (3) people buying the idea that Ethereum, Dfinity, Tezos, and other crypto-networks represent a radical shift in the way computing works (“Web 3.0”) ahead of what will likely be a multi-year validation process. More optimistic cyber-token enthusiasts like Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne see the impact of Blockchain Technology as extending even further. Squabbles over governance are a thing of the past in our technologically advanced epoch. All it takes is six laptops, Byrne specifie

a month ago

Elevated Returns and Securitize Partner to Launch Tokenized Real Estate on Tezos

Elevated Returns (ER ), an asset management company has announced its partnership with Securitize, a digital securities issuance company, to offer investors compliant tokenized real estate assets worth $1 billion using the Tezos blockchain, reports PR Newswire on February 11, 2019. Tokenizing Real Estate via Blockchain Technology Per the report, Elevated Returns (ER) is partneringRead MoreRead...

a month ago

Elevated Returns Switches to Tezos (XTZ) Blockchain from Ethereum For Asset Tokenization

The Tezos blockchain was recently announced as the chosen platform for Elevated Returns (ER), a financial group focused on digitizing traditional financial assets, to offer ER’s fully compliant tokenized real-estate offerings to qualified investors. The team at ER had previously tokenized the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, which raised USD $18 million through tokenization, on the Ethereum blockchain, but at this point they are switching to Tezos as they see it as a superior blockchain for asset tokenization, future-proofing ER’s offering and offering a greater focus on smart contract security. (JF)

a month ago

Elevated Returns Selects Tezos for Tokenizing Real Estate Worth $1 Bln to Create New Standard for Issuing Security Tokens

Financial group Elevated Returns along with Securitize compliance firm intend to sell tokenized real estate worth $1 bln on the basis of Tezos to investors

a month ago

Elevated Returns and Securitize tokenizing $1B of real estate on Tezos

Elevated Returns (ER), a financial group focused on digitizing traditional financial assets, today announced that it has selected Tezos as the blockchain on which it will offer ER’s fully compliant tokenized real-estate offerings to qualified investors. ER has a pipeline...

a month ago

‘Tezos Blockstars Program’ Launched by Blockchain Education Company B9lab

B9lab, a provider of blockchain education and training with a global community of more than 14,000 students in over 160 countries, recently announced a new training program for the Tezos proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain protocol known as ‘Tezos Blockstars.’ Tezos Blockstars, is an end-to-end program supported by experienced tutors at B9lab and is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to become competent Tezos developers. The Tezos Foundation is sponsoring 250 seats in the program, with the goal of making learning more accessible to aspiring developers around the world. (JF)

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