Zilliqa ZIL

Market Cap $ 262.927 MM (#31)
24h Volume $ 4.461 MM
Chg. 24h: -0.47%
Algo. score 4.1/5  (#30)
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Stellar Lumens [XLM] fails to perform in the market post Blockchain announcement

Stellar Lumens [XLM], the sixth biggest cryptocurrency in the market, enjoyed the bull run which took place earlier this week. The coin made an uproar in the cryptoverse with Blockchain’s announcement on their official portal which stated that they would airdrop $125 million XLM. This announcement set the market ablaze as it turns out to be the biggest giveaway to be taking place in the cryptocurrency space. The giveaway is a celebration for adding XLM on Blockchain wallet, which was initially a Bitcoin concentric wallet. Blockchain has promised to giveaway over $25 worth of XLM to all the users with verified accounts. The platform stated that the Stellar network is “built for scalability”. The coin allows for quick, low-cost and worldwide transactions, which is one of the main reason for listing the coin on their wallet. The wallet supports a total of four cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin [BTC], Bitcoin Cash [BCH], Ethereum [ETH] and the recently added, Stellar Lumens [XLM]. Peter Smith, the CEO and co-founder of Blockchain said on Twitter: “Excited to add #XLM to the @blockchain wallet today and announce a $125M airdrop - the biggest digital giveaway ever. We’ll be giving millions of people their first $20 of crypto over the next few months” He further said: “We’re excited to help the @StellarOrg build an ecosystem, alongside their other partners inclu @stripe and @IBM, by bringing millions of users onto the Stellar network.” The announcement resulted in the coin gaining a momentum in the market, however, it failed to have a massive impact on its price. According to CoinMarketCap, XLM was trading at $0.25 with a market cap of more than $4 billion. The trade volume of the coin was over $74 million and had seen a downfall of around 3% in the past 24 hours. Stellar Lumens [XLM] Price Chart | Source: CoinMarketCapAdditionally, according to reports by CoinGekco, Stellar Lumens turned out to the second biggest platform for ICOs with over 6% market share, after Ethereum. Stellar was followed by NEO, NEM, Achain, Waves, EOS, Zilliqa, Komodo, and Hyperledger. Drive Markets stated on Twitter: “Over 85% of ICOs are issued on Ethereum according to @coingecko and Stellar is in second place with 6% market share” Stellar Lumens ICO market share | Source: CoinGecko DU09, a Redditor said: “Not surprised, XLM is second after ETH, unlikely this will change as ETH loses market share. The other competitors are not like XLM, rather an improved version of ETH or BTC, so they won’t scale as easy. Only challenge for XLM is to expand it’s ecosystem and adoption from large investors that so far go for ETH as that already dominates the market and existing infrastructure.” The post Stellar Lumens [XLM] fails to perform in the market post Blockchain announcement appeared first on AMBCrypto.

5 days ago

An update on the Zilliqa Mainnet progress - Testnet will be ...

An update on the Zilliqa Mainnet progress - Testnet will be open to external miners end of Nov 2018 and mainnet rel… https://t.co/l0SDUw7X3v

6 days ago

Bittrex International Supports 3 Coins Not Listed on the Bittrex U.S. Exchange: MOC, NPXS and ZIL

Bittrex International, which is a digital asset trading platform for Bittrex’s international customers, is live. The first three tokens that are available for trading are not listed on Bittrex.com. The coins include Mossland (MOC), Pundi X (NPXS), and Zilliqa (ZIL). Bittrex International “plans to have a steady drumbeat of new tokens moving forward.” Bittrex International doesn’t charge a listing fee and is receiving robust interest from teams looking to have their coins listed on the exchange. (GT)

10 days ago

Singapore Launches ‘Token Day’ to Bring Crypto to The Masses

Yesterday, October 31st, cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) celebrated its tenth birthday. As part of the celebration, a company called Bizkey has decided to start a new campaign called “Token Day” in Singapore. Token Day is a campaign that is supposed to allow the public to get more familiar and better acquainted with cryptocurrencies according to reports. Not exactly a day as it will be held from October 31st to November 18th. During this period, every cryptocurrency holder in Singapore will have the opportunity to get to Singapore’s Chinatown, where 30 retailers are offering various goods in exchange for crypto. Those willing to spend their digital coins will need Bizkey’s intelligent blockchain POS (Point-of-Sale) device. Numerous cryptocurrencies can be used, including Binance Coin, Ethereum, Zilliqa coin, Aelf coin, and others. Bringing Crypto Adoption to the Next Level Despite the fact that Singapore is among the most crypto-friendly places in the world, adopting cryptocurrencies as an accepted payment method is something that has yet to take place. This is why the event was created, and Bizkey hopes that the Token Day will “break the ice” and encourage other businesses to introduce crypto payments as well. About a year ago, in November 2017, Singapore’s Monetary Authority (MAS) decided to bring new guidelines, and establish a firm difference between security tokens and utility tokens. Since then, Singapore saw over 56 ICOs in only the first five months of 2018. As a comparison, there were only 35 ICOs throughout the entire 2017. To a lot of people, this was a sign that proper regulations can go a long way when it comes to developing new businesses and technologies. Since then, many have started seeing cryptocurrencies as a method of solving issues that have been troubling retail sector for a long time. Things including payment fraud, logistics, delays of money transfers, accounting, and similar complications were all quickly eliminated by those who accepted cryptocurrency payments. Bizkey’s CEO and co-founder, Ken Huang, commented on the event by saying that, even in Singapore, only a few people have the opportunity to actually use cryptos for buying products and services. Now, Token Day will demonstrate that using cryptocurrencies is easy and that there is more than enough customers that are interested in paying via crypto. In fact, Huang stated that there are between 10,000 and 15,000 crypto holders in Singapore. Estimates also say that most of them are between the ages of 20 and 50 and that they likely include tech-savvy males. Huang also expressed hope that these individuals will be among the pioneering crypto spenders during the 18 days of the event. As for the event itself, it will have around 30 retailers participating, including Hotel 1887, SK Jewellery, Koryo Mart, 18 Hours, Steamov, and others. The move aligns with Bizkey’s goal, which is to introduce new people to the crypto world and make sure that they have a device that can accept and make all types of crypto and fiat payments. In a way, their device acts as a crypto wallet with an additional purpose, and many view it as a first step into the real digital era. Image from Shutterstock The post Singapore Launches ‘Token Day’ to Bring Crypto to The Masses appeared first on NewsBTC.

12 days ago

[Ask us anything] Zilliqa AMA (15th Nov 2018)

# Welcome to a Zilliqa AMA! [Ask us anything!](https://i.redd.it/zizrp0y8ehv11.png) We are happy to announce that we will be doing an AMA with the Zilliqa community. This live AMA will be held on [Zilliqa Telegram](https://t.me/zilliqachat), but you can post questions beforehand as comments to this post. The questions can be around Zilliqa’s mainnet progress, Scilla development, and marketing plans ahead. The AMA will commence on **Nov 15 at 3:00PM SGT (GMT+8)**. We request you to post your questions as early as possible and not wait until the AMA date. You can use [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html](https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html) to convert to your timezone. All AMA questions and answers will be consolidated and posted in this thread after the conclusion of the live AMA. # Rules We request you to abide by the following rules: * Please do not reply to comments posted by other users. * Please only ask 1 question per comment. * Please try to avoid (whenever possible) duplicate questions. # Tech FAQ Please refer to the technical document in the link below for technical frequently asked questions before posting a question.[https://docs.zilliqa.com/techfaq.pdf](https://docs.zilliqa.com/techfaq.pdf)

14 days ago

Zilliqa Price Moves Up as Consolidation Phase Seems Over

Although some cryptocurrencies are trying to mount a comeback right now, it has become increasingly apparent that will remain a big struggle. Especially within the top 20, not too much excitement can be found right now. Further down the list, Zilliqa is the first to make any real impact. Its mediocre gains paint a somewhat interesting outlook ahead of the weekend. Zilliqa Price is on the Move Over the past few days, there has been some cryptocurrency momentum brewing behind the scenes. Unfortunately, none of it has been sustained for an extended period of time, and that situation will not change anytime soon either. In fact, it seems the main action takes place well outside the top 20, which is only to be expected. For Zilliqa, things are looking pretty good right now. Over the past 24 hours, there has been a solid 4% uptrend across USD, BTC, and ETH alike. That in itself is pretty interesting to keep an eye on, primarily because very few other coins in the top 35 can note similar gains right now. Sustaining this uptrend with under $9m in volume is a different matter altogether. No one can deny there are some pretty interesting developments happening behind the scenes of Zilliqa right now. The project’s sharding technology is worth keeping an eye on, and their transaction throughput is evolving accordingly. As such, it seems to be a matter of time until things will improve permanently, albeit that mainly hinges on Bitcoin’s momentum first and foremost. We have been fans of the @Zilliqa project since the beginning, and their #sharding technology continues to evolve - testing at 2000 #TPS is an accomplishment. So what are the slight reservations we have about adding #ZIL to our holdings? https://t.co/543UefaL8v — Crypto Briefing (@crypto_briefing) October 25, 2018 Traders and speculators are keeping a very close eye on Zilliqa at this time. This sudden upswing caught many people by surprise first and foremost. As such, further technical analysis seems to indicate a massive uptrend will begin forming very soon, especially in the ZIL/BTC department. An intriguing analysis, although things are never as cut-and-dry in the cryptocurrency world. #zil looks like its going to take off soon. $ZIL/BTC chart https://t.co/WoAYMHRz0K $ZIL.X via @coinigy — Chief Trader (@CryptoChief1111) October 26, 2018 A similar sentiment is echoed by Katiie, who is confident Zilliqa is done consolidating. The consolidation tweet was sent out a few hours ago, prior to the ZIL uptrend even began taking shape. As such, one has to wonder where things will end this time around, as a retrace seems nearly inevitable in this industry. #zil $zil #Zilliqa Looks like its startging to consolidate! Buying bags now.Looks like it might take off!! #Stellar #Lumens #XLM $XLM #ethereum #ETH $ETH $BTC #LTC #Crypto #Binance #Crypto #Tron #trx $trx @CryptoCoinNewz @officialmcafee @TheRealBuzz @NASA pic.twitter.com/USDuo7UmZM — Katiie (@cryptocastaway) October 25, 2018 With all of this information to keep in mind, it appears the coming hours will be rather crucial for Zilliqa in many different ways. If this uptrend can be sustained, things will potentially trend toward the $0.04 level. If the uptrend falls apart, a dip down to $0.034 is not out of the question. Things can easily swing either way in this volatile industry these days, which is both fun and worrisome at the same time. The post Zilliqa Price Moves Up as Consolidation Phase Seems Over appeared first on NullTX.

18 days ago

All Eyes On Zilliqa (ZIL) as its Mainnet Launch Approaches

The team at Zilliqa (ZIL) pushed back the launch date of the Project’s Mainnet to later this year or early next year. The exact date has not been released by the team, but they had requested the additional time to work on the following aspects of the platform. Conduct thorough security audits Prepare for and execute the token swap Integrate with wallets Develop tool-chains Bring more DApps onboard Updated Roadmap The team also updated the project’s roadmap as follows: Q3 2018: Support for sharding-friendly smart contracts Q4 2018: Large-scale tests and security auditing Dec 2018/Jan 2019: Mainnet launch and DApps Most Recent Developments In their most recent development update, the team at Zilliqa informed the crypto community about the progress of events that have been scheduled in Europe ever since ZIL opened an office in London. The team has so far attended the DELTA summit in Malta, organized a Scilla hackathon in London and a San Francisco blockchain week. The following events have been scheduled for the rest of October. 19-21 October — Barcelona, Kairos Europe Summit 21 October — Tokyo, BlockChainJam 2018 22-23 October — Frankfurt, Germany, East-West Crypto Conference 23-24 October — Jakarta, Tech in Asia Jakarta 2018 With regards to technical updates, the team has continued to implement new features and improve the existing ones on the platform. Of particular interest - and as mentioned in the most recent update - are the following features: Tree-Based Cluster Broadcasting (TBC) - meant to supplement the gossip protocol Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) DS Committee - protocol has been changed to allow multiple nodes to join and leave the DS committee after every DS Epoch Modifications to the DS Block Structure - the team has included information on all incoming DS node’s network information and public keys Transmission of View Change (VC) Blocks - the team has delayed the sending of the VC Blocks to allow them to make use of the TBC multicasting Archival Nodes - a new archival node has been created to alleviate the lookup node from the storage demands and the volume of requests it receives Verification of Messages from Lookup Nodes Testnet Improvements Improvements to the Scilla Interpreter In conclusion, the team at Zilliqa is living up to the promises they made when they announced the postponement of the Mainnet launch. They are carrying out the tasks that they promised to do, in preparation to deliver on a superior product. Therefore, all eyes are on Zilliqa as we approach the end of the year. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post All Eyes On Zilliqa (ZIL) as its Mainnet Launch Approaches appeared first on Ethereum World News.

23 days ago

In an Internet-driven World, Is the Access to Digital Entertainment Truly Global?

Facebook, Youtube, Netflix, Spotify - how many of these apps do you have installed on your smartphone? One or two at the very least, most likely. It’s hard to imagine someone as precluded from streaming movies from Netflix or following Youtube channels simply because the Internet is not fast enough - or if they don’t have access to Internet at all. However, that’s the reality - in some regions these services are a luxury that people can’t afford. So, what is the current status of the Internet around the world and how does it affect digital entertainment consumption? And, more importantly, what can be done to improve the situation? We would like to thank the team at BOLT for their contributions to the design and implementation of the research and to the analysis of the result. Internet penetration is growing, although there is still room for improvement In the beginning of 2018, a new report on Internet penetration (the share of the population using Internet) was released by Hootsuite, a social media management platform with more than 15 million users in over 175 countries, and We Are Social, a global conversation agency whose clients include Netflix, Google, Mastercard, and others. According to this report, over half of the population globally is now online, and nearly 250 million new users started to use Internet in 2017 alone. The fastest growth rates were observed in Africa, where the number of Internet users increased 20% last year. Still, emerging markets (which are growing rapidly to become more important in the world economy) and developing countries (with slower economies than that of emerging ones) are left behind - for example, Internet penetration in Middle Africa stays at an unbelievably low level of 12%. Mobile Internet is another story - two-thirds of the world’s population has a mobile phone, and 200 million people got one for the first time in 2017. According to the last GSMA report on mobile connectivity, the infrastructure for mobile Internet has progressed - 3G coverage has increased to 87% by 2018 with 1.1 billion more people covered last year. 4G is also progressing - in most emerging countries, users can access it more than 60% of the time. In Africa, at least 43 out of 55 countries are expected to have commercial 4G services offered by the end of 2018. The problem remains, however, in rural and remote areas, as only a third of the population in low-income countries have Internet access. Although Internet is here for us, digital entertainment doesn’t even come close The progress in Internet penetration around the world is remarkable, but it’s misleading when it comes to digital entertainment services. Unfortunately, they do not go hand-in-hand with Internet connection - and there are three main reasons for this. In emerging markets, Internet speeds are not sufficient enough. Good news: the average mobile connection speed has increased by over 30% during the past year. The average smartphone user now consumes around 3GB of data every month, which is a 50% increase from 2017. Bad news - the difference is substantial among regions. Norway is at the top of the list with average download speeds of more than 60 Mbps, which is almost three times the global average. Other countries with amazing mobile speed connections include Malta, Netherlands, Singapore, the UAE, and Iceland (over 50 Mbps). On the other hand, some countries have not even reached a speed of 5 Mbps - those include Iraq and Libya - while others are struggling to pass 10 Mbps - including Ukraine, Venezuela, Algeria, India, and Indonesia. The difference between region holds when we talk about broadband connectivity as a whole (both fixed and mobile) - for instance, in Singapore the average download speed is almost 61 Mbps, which means you can download a typical HD 5GB movie in just 11 minutes. Compare it to Brazil, where the speed is 23 times lower! There, you’ll have to wait for 4 and a half hours for the same movie to be downloaded - and it’s still not as bad as in Egypt, where this timespan will increase to more than 8 hours. However, it’s not only about speed - cost is another problem. Slow doesn’t mean cheap - global disparities in cost of connection. This report by BDRC Continental and Cable.co.uk shows that the disparities in the cost of getting online are impressively vast. For example, Iran offers the world’s cheapest broadband, with an average monthly cost of $5.37. At the same time, Burkina Faso, where the connection speed is just 0.84 Mbps, is the most expensive - its average package price of broadband connection is $954.54 per month! The important thing here is not only the cost itself, but also its share of a person’s income. As Gour Lentell, CEO of biNu, explains in his analysis of a research project on low-income, first-time smartphone users in Kenya: “Since modern smartphone apps use a lot of data, people do whatever they can to avoid spending money unnecessarily.” Research participants had a daily in

25 days ago

Come check out the Zilliqa Space on @AirSwap. With Spaces, y...

Come check out the Zilliqa Space on @AirSwap. With Spaces, you can make any size OTC trades of ZIL with ETH and DAI... https://t.co/UMMbWpoapx...

a month ago

Zilliqa Digital Asset Report And Evaluation (DARE) by Crypto Briefing

Our Zilliqa Digital Asset Report and Evaluation takes a close look at the sharding protocol in light of its increasingly competitive operational space, and its significant delays in deployment. The scaling project may have lost some of its first-mover advantage, but there is still considerable hope that it may be one of the business models that succeeds with panache in the cryptocurrency arena. Introduction To Zilliqa Zilliqa is a high-throughput blockchain protocol that has pioneered the use of sharding technology to boost network transaction speed. The system architecture to host a network that is powerful, stable, and fast enough to process thousands of transactions per second. As a frontrunner in the scalability race, Zilliqa has garnered a significant amount of attention in the space and made solid headway toward delivering a viable product. Market Opportunity The high transaction rate targeted by Zilliqa offers a potential gateway for diversifying the use case of DLT, most of which at present remain outside the performance capability of networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum. To leverage blockchain technology in industries like gaming, digital advertising, financial markets and electronic payments, throughput is one of the most critical roadblocks currently standing in the way. With a potential breakthrough to this roadblock, Zilliqa has managed to establish partnerships with Mindshare and Infoteria to begin exploring application scenarios in the digital advertising and fintech sectors. These sectors are projected to have a combined market value of $272 billion by 2020 in the Asia-Pacific region alone. While Zilliqa was one of the first serious projects in the scalability race, the project has been joined by many others. When it comes to comparable sharding-based protocols, QuarkChain (QKC) has since entered the game, with other projects like MultiVAC (MTV) aiming to enter the market in the near future. Then there is the elephant in the room - sharding on Ethereum. Aside from sharding, a number of other methods to reach equal or higher transaction speeds exist that are employed by other blockchain projects. With this in mind, Zilliqa has taken aim at niche application scenarios through their partnerships to gain a hold on the market. While these partnerships are tantalizing for the future of the project, research on the application of blockchain technology in both the digital advertising and fintech sectors is also quickly gaining momentum. User Ecosystem Structure There are two main participants in the Zilliqa network: users and miners. A user is simply an external entity who accesses the network infrastructure to transfer funds or execute a smart contract. Each user has a public/private key pair which functions as a digital signature. Miners comprise the nodes in the network, who run a PBFT consensus protocol in return for a reward. Each miner has an associated IP address and public key that functions as an identifier for the network. Through sharding, the mining network is divided into smaller networks. To divide the nodes into shards, a group of miners called directory service nodes (DS Nodes) are selected through a PoW puzzle and placed on the Directory Service Committee (DC Committee). Members of the DC Committee change over an unspecified period of blocks, referred to as an epoch. To spur growth among dApp developers within the blockchain space, Zilliqa has launched the BuildOnZil “ecosystem fund”. However, the outcome so far has largely served to further build out a range of technical components, rather than entice other projects to build on the protocol. Whether or not future rounds of the program succeed in onboarding actual dApp projects will provide an important barometer for measuring developer sentiment toward Zilliqa. The Zilliqa Token Economy The Zilliqa economic model is based on a single native network token- ZIL. The token gives users access to the platform, where it is used to pay for transactions and run smart contracts. ZIL is in turn used to reward network nodes. On the network, blocks are validated by multiple miners simultaneously, so that miner income remains more stable in comparison to other chains. The network has a finite supply of 21 billion tokens, with each block generating new tokens to reward miners. In the whitepaper, it is stated that the team aims for all tokens to enter into circulation over a ten year period; approximately 80% in the first four years and the remaining 20% in the following six. Zilliqa Core Team Xinshu Dong (Founder and CEO) began his commercial foray into the blockchain world after establishing Anquan, providing proprietary blockchain and trusted computing solutions for financial markets. Xinshu holds a PhD in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yaoqi Jia (Co-founder and CTO) has 5 years of experience at NUS as a Research Fellow where he gained his PhD in Computer Science. His introduction to blockc

a month ago

Second Annual Blockchain Solutions World Event, Crypto Economy World Holds On October 16-18

FIRA Gran Via, Barcelona will house the second major annual Blockchain Solutions World and Crypto Economy World this This 16 - 18 October, alongside the newly launched De(v) Central (hosted by Blockchainhou.se) and BlockchaINVEST, all curated by BECON. In addition, these four events are co-located with the IoT Solutions World Congress and the Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Systems Forum, with all 14,000 attendees having access to the entire exhibition and hundreds of exhibiting companies, from Google to Intel and from Microsoft to New Alchemy BECON (Blockchain Ecosystem Network) is a global and cross-sector platform for collaboration, networking, explaining and advancing Blockchain methodologies and solutions. The goal is to accelerate the growth of a sustainable ecosystem that drives the application and implementation of Blockchain in all private and public sectors. The 2018 edition of Blockchain Solutions World will be focussing on real-world use cases and solutions, with special focus on different vertical sectors: Connected Transport & Logistics, Manufacturing and Supply Chains, Healthcare, Energy, Real Estate, Music & Entertainment, Government and Blockchain for Good. This year’s Crypto Economy World follows 26 global events in 2018 including San Francisco, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, Sydney, Mumbai, New York, Seoul and Malta where blockchain projects and companies engage with decision makers, institutional investors, venture capitalists, angel and retail investors. With focus on presenting the developments within the crypto economy and the role of ICOs and token inspired ventures, and fuelled by the success of the Crypto Economy series with special Investor-by-Invitation programmes, more than 1,000 investors are expected to gather in Barcelona this October. De(v) Central (hosted by Blockchainhou.se) launches in Barcelona this year and will comprise of dedicated 45 minute deep dive sessions by blockchain protocol organisations on how to develop (decentralised) applications on their platform. First confirmed speakers include executives from Verge, Consensus / Ethereum, DoubleChain, Open Ledger and Zilliqa with more to be announced. BlockchaINVEST will feature some of the most promising international blockchain companies and crypto projects looking to raise capital and meet investors and fund managers, all in a very intimate and highly interactive setting. BlockchaINVEST seminar sessions will take place in a special theatre on the exhibition floor and project teams will present how their solution uses blockchain technology to solve existing problems or create additional efficiencies in various vertical industries. From October 16 - 18 the focus is on Barcelona! Information, Registration & Tickets can be found at: Blockchain Solutions World https://www.blockchainsolutionsworld.com/ Crypto Economy World https://www.thecryptoeconomy.com/ Blockchainhou.se https://www.blockchainhou.se/ Or Contact: anna@becon.global The post Second Annual Blockchain Solutions World Event, Crypto Economy World Holds On October 16-18 appeared first on ZyCrypto.

a month ago

Learn about the various development tools we have available ...

Learn about the various development tools we have available for developing #dApps on Zilliqa and specifically #Kaya... https://t.co/tnCTHCdYSl...

a month ago

Leen about the various development tools we have to develop ...

Leen about the various development tools we have to develop #dApps on Zilliqa and specifically #Kaya #RPC — our cli... https://t.co/EEqE3G3lhs...

a month ago

Local testnet mining in Zilliqa - now supporting multiple GP...

Local testnet mining in Zilliqa - now supporting multiple GPUs for a single machine! Try it out and give us your fe... https://t.co/PvQADqA5Qj...

2 months ago

Assessing Coinbase Listing Candidates: Part 2

Coinbase may have single-handedly reversed Bear season, merely by opening their doors to any cryptocurrency project that cares to apply. Every crypto in the alphabet, from aelf to Zilliqa, is likely lining up for a chance to ride the crypto unicorn. But getting into Coinbase isn’t quite as easy as getting listed on a Decentralized The post Assessing Coinbase Listing Candidates: Part 2 appeared first on Crypto Briefing....

2 months ago

#BuildonZIL awardee @AlexCyon is working on an iOS wallet fo...

#BuildonZIL awardee @AlexCyon is working on an iOS wallet for sending/receiving ZIL tokens and interacting with sma... https://t.co/9aipPophG7...

2 months ago

Juzar Motiwalla from Zilliqa will be speaking at the Blockch...

Juzar Motiwalla from Zilliqa will be speaking at the Blockchain Innovation in SEA Panel at the Tech in Asia Jakarta... https://t.co/vZcQSyWint...

2 months ago

Brazil Will Be Given 1,000 Multi-Crypto POS Terminals

According to a Joint Press Release, Pundi X Labs, have sewn up a deal with BitCapital, a Brazil crypto startup. This deal will see 1,000 X POS distributed to hundreds of retailers in Brazil; to make cryptocurrency to fiat exchanges as easy as possible. Indonesia’s POS terminal suppliers, Pundi X recently branched out into Brazil, and their headquarters are in Sao Paulo. In addition to this, Pundi X also plans to distribute another 1,000 in Colombia after striking another deal. There has recently been an increased adoption of crypto in South America. Due to this, Zac Cheah, CEO, and c-founder of Pundi X has described the region as being central for crypto adoption. (KE)

2 months ago

Holochain Climbs 46% on Doubling of Volume, Holo Ask-Me-Anything on for Tomorrow

Holochain (HOT) coin is the top gainer among the leading 50 cryptocurrencies today. HOT has advanced more than 46% to $0.0015 on volume of $42 million. That’s more than double yesterday’s volume of $19 million, as investors look to capitalize on the rising trend. Holochain is behind a platform for dApps that it says outperforms the blockchain. Recent gains have been attributed to Holochain possibly striking a deal with Mozilla. Also, Holo, which is built on Holochain, is hosting an ask-me-anything session tomorrow. (GT)

2 months ago

Mozilla Is Planning To Block All Browser Mining

The Mozilla Foundation has announced a new version of its browser, Firefox Nightly which will block all scripts and come with anti-tracking options by default. The company pointed out to the deceptive practices used by companies to track its users. Additionally, Firefox Nightly will block mining scripts from using any resources on the computer. If the beta version is successful, it will be integrated into the final release of Firefox version 63. (VS)

2 months ago

Firefox Plans to Create Updates That Will Block Crypto Mining Malware

Firefox is planning to enhance its performance. The non-profit browser maker announced that future versions would automatically block crypto mining software. The Mozilla Foundation on Thursday, August 30 announced that it seeks to stop and block trackers and malware in the browser’s future updates. According to Mozilla’s VP Nick Nguyen, third-party scripts are found in websites and can control a user’s computing power. The new anti-tracking features will be tested on the Firefox Nightly version. The test, if successful, will see the new features enabled by default in the Firefox 63 version. (KE)

2 months ago

Crypto POS Startup PundiX Partners With BitCapital To Enter Brazilian Markets

Cryptocurrency point-of-sale (POS) terminal maker Pundi X Labs has announced a partnership with Brazilian company BitCapital, to have 1,000 of its XPOS device distributed in retail outlets across the country. The partnership comes just days after PundiX set up its South American office in Sao Paulo. South American countries like Argentina and Brazil have become fast adopters of cryptocurrencies due to a weak currency and inflation. Pundi X (NPXS) is currently priced at $0.001859, gaining 0.28% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

2 months ago

Dentacoin Enters Italy Following Partnership with Siracuse-Based Clinic

Dentacoin has announced that Dr. Alessandro Gionfriddo of Siracuse, Italy, has joined the Dentacoin. The new development comes shortly after last week’s opening of a new market in Brazil following the joining of the network by Rio de Janeiro-based Dr. Eduardo Costa. Gionfriddo ’s implantology and digital dentistry clinic which already accepts bitcoin and Ethereum as a means of payment will begin accepting Dentacoin following the new partnership. (VK)

3 months ago

Crypto Exchange Hack: User Data Leaked from Brazilian Arbitrage Platform

Atlas, an arbitrage firm in Brazil, recently reported that the user details of 264,000 users had been compromised as one its servers had been hacked. The hacker(s) publicly shared users phone numbers, and cryptocurrency balance information. To date, Atlas has nearly 14,500 registered users and a total of 5,813 (BTC) deposited on the platform. Atlas has confirmed that the hack did occur and they are taking measures to insure that user funds were not compromised or stolen. (RS)

3 months ago

Brazilian Architect Launches Bitcoin Hostel in Rio

A Brazilian architect has launched a crypto-themed hostel in Paraty. Alessandro Santos launched the Hostel Bitcoin on August 16th. Every service and good in the hotel is paid for in Bitcoin. With time, the hotel will also accept Ripple, Monero and other coins that will be possible to be procured or sold from Bittrex. The hotel was launched amid a growing interest for Bitcoin payment for goods and services in Brazil. (KE)

3 months ago

Ziliqa CEO on Bitcoin and Scalability

In an interview with CCN, Ziliqa CEO said that the meteoric rise of the ZIL coin occurred when BTC was in the $8,000 range. The CEO, Mr. Xinshu Dong, said that the coin has been performing well, especially in the bear market. He said that Ziliqa provides scalability that Bitcoin does not have while keeping the fees low. At 0020 hrs UTC, Ziliqa was trading at $0.040307, a rise of $4.46% in the past 24 hours. (KE)

3 months ago

Ledger Nano S Giveaway Sponsored by ChainZilla.io

In a tweet, Chainzilla.io, a lead firm in streamlining development and deployment based on the blockchain, has announced that it will sponsor the giveaway of LedgerHQ Nano S. Users can participate by following Chainzillaio on Twitter, and then retweeting the initial tweet by Chainzillaio. After that, the participants can sign up on faucet.chainzilla.io, which is used only once. (KE)

3 months ago

The Crypto Market Records Losses of $9 Billion in 3 Hours; Tokens Decline by More than 10%

Within three hours, the crypto market has seen a $9 B loss in its valuation caused by declines of tokens and cryptocurrencies with small market capitalizations. In the past two days, the crypto market was in the green that saw coins record positive changes of 30%-50%. Nano, Ziliqa, and Aelf had notably increased but yesterday, they recorded declines of 18%, 13% and 12.9% respectively. Other worst perfomers were Wanchain 12.23%, Nuls 11.70%, Loopring 11.44%, Bitcoin Diamond 11.29% , IOST 10.85%, and VeChain 10.39%. (KE)

3 months ago

Pundi X Expands into Sao Paulo with New South American Headquarters

Pundi X is a popular altcoin, but it hasn’t gone unscathed from the sell-off in the markets. The NPXS coin, which is among the top 50 cryptocurrencies based on market cap, has shed nearly 10% in the last 24-hour period to $0.001269. The project announced in a blog post that it has opened a new headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pundi X described the region as the “the latest global hub for cryptocurrencies and the newest continent to start running the Pundi X POS,” the latter of which is the device businesses use at the point-of-sale for crypto-fueled transactions. The Pundi X team noted it’s not just Brazil that’s on fire for cryptocurrencies but also major cities in Colombia and Argentina. (GT)

3 months ago

The First Projects of Zilliqa's Grant Program Announced

Zilliqa has announced that as part of its Ecosystem Grant program the first class of the 12 developers has already been appointed. This program will allow high throughput and enterprise security together with the application of smart consumer contract. The CEO of Zilliqa, Xinshu Dong showed his excitement for successfully choosing their first group of developers that will oversee the successful completion of the Ecosystem grant Program together with building Zilliqa infrastructure. The 12 selected developers were awarded ecosystems' grant first class and will work with the company to make sure new Zilliqa applications development and the company's infrastructure. (VK)

3 months ago

Charles Hoskinson Makes the Big Announcement Prior to the Date it was Supposed to

Charles Hoskinson, today on a Youtube video, broke the announcement scheduled for 15th, tomorrow. In his video, he gave leads on the upcoming project, Icarus, an extension of google chrome. Icarus wallet doesn't have a blockchain copy but allows users to perform activities they would have on Daedalus. It runs on Google chrome but can also be supported by platforms like Mozilla Firefox and other mobile applications. The wallet is much like a light wallet and needs one to download the whole blockchain for a user to use it. This supposedly applies to people having connectivity issues on the network. Icarus offers the highest security as its written as a hybrid language in Javascript and Rust. (VK)

3 months ago

Crypto Markets Sink to New Lows in 2018, Below $200 Billion

The total cryptocurrency market capitalization has plummeted to below $200 billion. According to data from Coinmarketcap, the total amount of money in the market was $189 billion on Tuesday, 14th February, around 3:45 AM UTC. This low capitalization is a result of consecutive market declines. The biggest loser in 24 hours is Ziliqa (ZIL), which has dropped by 35% in the same amount of time. (KE)

3 months ago

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Praises Cryptocurrencies

Brazilian President candidate Joao Amoedo, when asked about Cryptocurrencies, he praised them. He believes Bitcoin is not a threat to nations, and if two individuals want to transact in Bitcoins, they should be able to do so. He just sees them as another payment option for customers. Amoedo has been advocating for government accountability and transparency. (VS)

3 months ago

Brazilian Presidential Aspirant Might Be the Most Pro-Cryptocurrency Politician Brazil Has Seen

According to Joao Amoedo, a Brazilian Presidential candidate, the blockchain is a concord that expands the reliability and honesty of the data. He states that Brazil could trail every process in the production chain of every product using the blockchain. By so doing, the bureaucracy will be reduced, and intelligence increased. Joao further states that this is just the tip of the iceberg as the blockchain comes with endless possibilities. He also believes that cryptocurrency does not pose a threat to the traditional banking system. (KE)

3 months ago

Dash Presents Q2 Results, Considers Expansion Push into Mexico

Dash Core held its second-quarter conference call today and made a major announcement. The team is considering an expansion push and has its sights set on Mexico, where the remittance market is worth nearly $29 billion, as of 2017. Dash team members pointed to the most “infrastructure” in the jurisdiction as well as boots already on the ground there. Latin America has been a focus for Dash Core, with the Dash coin having taken off in Venezuela and the team establishing a presence in Brazil. The Dash coin has shed 8% in the last 24-hour period. (GT)

3 months ago

Ecobank Report: Cryptocurrencies Present in 36 African Countries

Ecobank Transnational Inc. recently released a report on the adoption of cryptocurrencies in Africa. The report revealed that citizens in at least 36 African nations own cryptocurrencies. It is also reported that the financial regulators and central banks in many of these countries have not established adequate cryptocurrency-related policies. As per the report, only the governments of South Africa and Swaziland have set up favorable restrictions. (VK)

3 months ago

5,000 Merchants Can Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments in Chile

Crypto MKT, a popular Chilean cryptocurrency exchange, recently announced a partnership with the payments platform Flow.cl which makes it so that users can now buy products and services with cryptocurrency from over 5,000 merchants through the CryptoCompra.com payment platform. The CryptoCompra platform is available in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Europe, and lets customers pay businesses using bitcoin, stellar, or ethereum, while letting merchants receive their payments in pesos, the country’s fiat currency. (JF)

3 months ago

Zilliqa Mainnet Has Been Postponed To 2019

Zilliqa, a scaleable blockchain platform for decentralized applications has delayed their mainnet launch from Q3 2018 to 2019. Zilliqa is looking to have the fastest TPS among all other blockchain networks. In a testnet release back in April, with just 3,600 nodes, Zilliqa had a whopping 2,488 TPS. However, the team believes they need more time to get it done, and they've now pushed the release to January 2019. Zilliqa (ZIL) is currently priced at $0.0413, losing 7.78% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

3 months ago

Bitcoin Rebounds by 3% with the Cryptocurrency Market at the Verge of Recovery

The Cryptomarket has been in red for the past two days, but slight upward movements are being noted. Currently, $5 B has been added to the crypto market after losing $31B yesterday. Bitcoin has, however, rebounded by 3%. The most affected coins are BAT, REP, ZIL, ONT, and NPXS which have declined by 9%-14%. The trading volume of major cryptos has surged by 10%, but the most notable is USDT which has increased by 20%. As of 9:14 AM UTC, the total market cap stood at $223.90 B, according to CoinMarketCap. (KE)

3 months ago

More than 200,000 Mikrotik Routers Infected with Coinhive Malware

A Latvian networking company, Mikrotik has been on the receiving end of the malware attacks. Mikrotik reportedly uses an outdated software patch making it vulnerable to attacks. Around the world, 200,000 routers were infected with this malware. The malware uses Coinhive, a crypto mining browser-based software through a Mikrotic proxy and without the users' knowledge, they mine Monero for the attackers. The reports issued showed the attacks were seen in several states affecting; Brazil( over 183,700), Moldova( 16,000 and 25,000) among others. Researchers have urged Mikrotic device users to apply for a patch and change their passwords immediately. (KE)

3 months ago

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Cites Bitcoin in His Campaign

The Brazilian new party presidential hopeful, Joao Amoedo, has shared his optimism on blockchain innovation. He has aired his view on the possibility of Bitcoin being used as legal tender. Mr. Joao was speaking in his campaign trail for the upcoming October polls. He told the Bitcoin Portal that he hopes to improve the country and government offices by introducing blockchain systems that will overhaul tech. (KE)

3 months ago

Holochain (HOT) Advances 41% amid Early Mozilla Discussions

Holochain (HOT) has added 41% to its value in the last 24-hour period amid discussions with Mozilla. Holochain hosted an “Ask Me Anything” event with Matt Schutte, the director of communications. According to reports, Schutte revealed in the session that Holochain is in early talks with Mozilla. Schutte reportedly said: “It’s experimental, we’re working on it,” adding: “We’ve chatted with some of the folks at Mozilla.” The talks centered on the decentralization of the internet, something web browser company Mozilla has shown an interest in already. (GT)

3 months ago

New update regarding mainnet.

Dear community members, The Zilliqa team is committed to building a secure, scalable and decentralized blockchain platform. Amongst all existing solutions to achieve scalability such as off-chain, sidechains and others, we believe that sharding is a very promising one towards linear scalability. We are happy to have made sharding a reality by releasing the first testnet network that is sharded. We have also finalized the design to run smart contracts on a sharded architecture which will be incorporated in the first production release of Zilliqa. This design ensures that transactions involving smart contracts can be processed in parallel across shards and the directory service committee. The entailed protocol will have no restrictions on the type of Scilla smart contracts that can be run. We will soon be releasing a blog post to explain the architecture that we have started to implement. Since the release of our technical whitepaper back in August 2017, we have come a long way and have modified part of the initial design and implemented new techniques to make the protocol more performant and more secure. For instance, we have merged the two PoWs (as outlined in the whitepaper) into a single PoW. We have also replaced raw transaction data sharing with state-change sharing. Oftentimes, such modifications to the protocol design required a complete re-design of certain parts of the system. In the past few weeks, we have had extensive discussions to review the timeline in light of these enhancements. Unfortunately, we will need more time to ensure that the code gets properly tested by the core team, the community and last but not the least, established auditing firms. We will also be leveraging the additional time to: - Conduct thorough security audits - Prepare for and execute the token swap - Integrate with wallets - Develop toolchains - Bring more dapps onboard We will be updating the community about the mainnet timeline along the way. At this stage, we are targeting end of this year or January 2019. We apologize for the delay but we firmly believe that it is in the best interest of the long-term future of the project and would like to seek your support and understanding. Sincere thoughts, The Zilliqa Team...

3 months ago

Github Commits and Smart Contract Ranking in the Last Week

According to a report jointly published by TokenInsight and RatingToken, TRX tops the rank of Github commits, TRUE, RHOC, SHOW, and ZSC rank from the second to the fifth on the list. The ranking also takes into consideration the risk assessment of ERC20, with the highest score totaling 5 and the lower points, the higher the risks. The specific data as follows: TRX 143 submissions(Non- ERC20), no score for ERC20; TRUE 142, no score for ERC20; RHOC 128, 4.40 points; SHOW 107, 4.67 points; ZSC 88, 3.00 points; GXS 59, no points(Non- ERC20); RDN 50, 4.4 points; ZIL 45, 4.34 points; HPB 40, 4.28 points. EOS 37, no points (non- ERC20). Besides, EOS has surpassed ADA to be the only one rank within the top ten among the top ten blockchains by market cap. (RL)

3 months ago

Monero Mining Malware Hijacks Brazillian Routers, Affects 200,000

Monero crypto jacking has taken root in Brazil, with attacks being concentrated in MikroTik routers. According to a TrustWave researcher Simon Kenin, more than 200,000 routers have been affected. The routers were programmed using a vulnerability-manipulating software called cognitive, with Monero (XMR) mining in mind. The criminals targeted routers that have not yet been updated. MikroTik provided a patch in April, although many routers have not been updated. (KE)

3 months ago

Hackers Exploit 200,000 Routers to Mine Monero (XMR)

TrustWave security researcher, Simon Kenin, found that an unidentified entity has capitalized on a design flaw in MikroTik’s routers in order to operate a malicious program that is mining Monero (XMR) from more than 170,000 routers. MikroTik routers are typically used by businesses, large organizations and internet service providers (ISPs) meaning there is a strong possibility that far more than 170,000 routers are being exploited. Kenin found that the majority of the routers are in Brazil and Moldova and while MikroTik has tried to fix the vulnerability, many devices are still being exploited. (RS)

3 months ago

Brazilian Court Grants Temporary Order to Crypto Exchange Walltime in Bank Battle

In a victory for the cryptocurrency industry, a Brazilian court has ruled in favor of crypto exchange Walltime in a temporary order. As a result, Caixa Economica Federal must give Walltime access to its bank account, which is comprised of more than $200,000, according to CCN. The bank had previously frozen the exchange’s account. The court battle isn’t over, but it’s a step in the right direction for Walltime, which has lost business because of its inability to process customer transactions. (GT)

3 months ago

Bitpanda Announces Support for ERC20 Tokens

Bitpanda has announced that its platform will soon support Ethereum-based products. The development comes days after the Austrian exchange announced the addition of the first ERC20 token, OmiseGo (OMG). Coinbase had earlier disclosed that it was exploring the possibilities of listing Basic Attention Token (BAT), an ERC20 project. OmiseGo (OMG), Ontology (ONT), Augur (REP), Zilliqa (ZIL) are some of the prominent ethereum-based projects. This type of tokens offers a variety of use cases. Bitpanda, however, warned users not to send all Ethereum-based assets. The exchange said it will slowly list selected well-researched projects. (VK)

3 months ago

Venezuela: Sixty-two Businesses, Within a Week, Accept Dash Payments

Dash's presence is being felt in Venezuela, within a week, sixty-two businesses are accepting payments in Dash. According to DiscoverDash, currently, 584 merchants accept Dash payments led by renowned companies such as Calvin Klein and Subway. Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina are among the countries that have adopted Dash. (KE)

3 months ago

Flow and Cryptomkt Join Forces to Enable More than 5000 Stores to Accept Crypto Payments

Cryptomkt has joined forces with Flow in a bid to allow payments using cryptocurrencies at more than 5000 stores. Cryptocompra, Flows integrated exchange payment solution allows users, to pay with cryptocurrency has more than 180,000 monthly transactions and more than 20,000 customers. Cryptomkt has said payments could be made in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stellar and cited its availability to businesses in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Europe. (KE)

3 months ago

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