Zilliqa ZIL

$0.0211
Market Cap $ 172.566 MM (#32)
24h Volume $ 10.905 MM
Chg. 24h: -6.81%
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4 days ago

Check out this thread from @twobitidiot on TCRs. We at Zilli...

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4 days ago

Zilliqa (ZIL) Releases Update Ahead of MainNet Launch

The Zilliqa team is hard at work preparing for their upcoming mainnet launch at the end of January having just released an update helping to wrap up loose end found during the internal testing phase conducted by the community. The updates have succeeded in doubling the execution speed of smart contracts as well as adding support for multiple new coding languages to increase the range of their SDKs and provide developers with more options to choose from, which should help increase adoption. ZIL is currently trading at $0.0219. (JF)

5 days ago

Cocos-BCX Testnet Launched! The next generation of digital game economy empowering over 1.3 million developers

With over 1.3 million developers, Cocos is the widely adopted game engine in Asia and is second around the world by market share. Many captivating games including Angry Birds, Badlands, Fight! and Clash of Kings were built using the Cocos development platform and several well-known game publishers including Zynga & Big Fish Games rely on Cocos2d-x on a daily basis. Many people in the blockchain and gaming space believe that games will be the first and foremost user-facing application built on a blockchain. Cocos-BCX [Cocos Blockchain Expedition] has entered the space with the goal to create an open system where game developers can have access to a new game engine and development environment supporting multiple blockchain systems. Cocos-BCX consists three core components: Cocos-BCX blockchain game engine : a software framework and virtual machine [run-time operating environment] that supports multiple blockchains, device types and operating systems An integrated development environment [IDE] An underlying public blockchain :  CocosChain, based on the Graphene framework and re-designed specifically for games & other high-performance applications Cocos-BCX first line of code was dropped in the month of November 2017 and the first demo of the platform was released in March 2018. On Dec 21, 2018, Cocos-BCX TestNet was officially launched, with three third-party games developed based on Cocos-BCX and a props exchange platform going live at the same time. The three games and exchange platform can be visited through Cocos-BCX official website “community” sub-page [English version to be released later]. With its vision to build a blockchain gaming ecosystem, Cocos-BCX has established strategic cooperation with partners including Ontology, Zilliqa, Tron, NEO on the integration via SDK, exchange gateway as well as NHAS-1808 standard [non-homogenous asset standard] powered by Cocos-BCX. Besides, Cocos-BCX has been working already with other blockchain projects such as Loom, Nebulas, Cell Evolution etc, and is open for collaboration with more potential partners in blockchain and gaming space. For more detail & updates of Cocos-BCX you can follow below official channels: Official website Blog Telegram Twitter Reddit Discourse Forums The post Cocos-BCX Testnet Launched! The next generation of digital game economy empowering over 1.3 million developers appeared first on AMBCrypto.

11 days ago

Cocos-BCX Testnet Launched! The next generation of digital game economy empowering over 1.1 million developers

With over 1.1 million developers, Cocos is the widely adopted game engine in Asia and is second around the world by market share. Many captivating games including Angry Birds, Badlands, Fight! and Clash of Kings were built using the Cocos development platform and several well-known game publishers including Zynga & Big Fish Games rely on Cocos2d-x on a daily basis. Many people in the blockchain and gaming space believe that games will be the first and foremost user-facing application built on a blockchain. Cocos-BCX [Cocos Blockchain Expedition] has entered the space with the goal to create an open system where game developers can have access to a new game engine and development environment supporting multiple blockchain systems. Cocos-BCX consists three core components: Cocos-BCX blockchain game engine : a software framework and virtual machine [run-time operating environment] that supports multiple blockchains, device types and operating systems An integrated development environment [IDE] An underlying public blockchain :  CocosChain, based on the Graphene framework and re-designed specifically for games & other high-performance applications Cocos-BCX first line of code was dropped in the month of November 2017 and the first demo of the platform was released in March 2018. On Dec 21, 2018, Cocos-BCX TestNet was officially launched, with three third-party games developed based on Cocos-BCX and a props exchange platform going live at the same time. The three games and exchange platform can be visited through Cocos-BCX official website “community” sub-page [English version to be released later]. With its vision to build a blockchain gaming ecosystem, Cocos-BCX has established strategic cooperation with partners including Ontology, Zilliqa, Tron, NEO on the integration via SDK, exchange gateway as well as NHAS-1808 standard [non-homogenous asset standard] powered by Cocos-BCX. Besides, Cocos-BCX has been working already with other blockchain projects such as Loom, Nebulas, Cell Evolution etc, and is open for collaboration with more potential partners in blockchain and gaming space. For more detail & updates of Cocos-BCX you can follow below official channels: Official website Blog Telegram Twitter Reddit Discourse Forums The post Cocos-BCX Testnet Launched! The next generation of digital game economy empowering over 1.1 million developers appeared first on AMBCrypto.

11 days ago

Bittrex Highlights the Progress It Has Made in Its 2018 Review

Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex says that 2018 was an exciting year as they continued to foster innovation, incubate emerging technology, and drive transformative change in the blockchain industry. The exchange recently reviewed 2018 in a new blog post, highlighting its new partnerships, listings, and improved customer service experience. Bittrex’s Partners and Listings Last year, Bittrex created Bittrex International to cater to the needs of a global audience. Bittrex Technology was used to power CatalX- a new digital asset platform in Canada, as well as by Palladium when they launched the world’s first initial convertible coin offering. Bittrex stated in their 2018 review that: “We continued to reinforce our role as a global leader in the blockchain revolution by expanding our partnerships and furthering blockchain’s ability to provide groundbreaking solutions around the world.” Bittrex also partnered with Rialto trading on a digital securities trading platform, with Cryptofacil to launch a digital asset platform, with International CryptoX to launch a cryptocurrency exchange, with com on a new digital trading platform, and with VALR on a South Africa-focused digital asset trading platform. All these partners are leveraging Bittrex’s technology and its experience in the crypto trading sector to build new businesses. Bittrex also listed 58 new tokens on its platform of which 50 were added to Bittrex.com and 8 to Bittrex International. Crucial blockchain and crypto projects now listed on their platforms include Sirin Labs (SRN), 0x Protocol (ZRX), Tron (TRX), LOOM Network (LOOM), Enjin (ENJ), Paxos Standard Token (PAX), Bitcoin SV (SV), PundiX (NPXS), IOST (IOST), and Zilliqa (ZIL). Fiat Trading Rollout and Compliance In late May, the exchange added trading in US Dollars (USD) for its customers. By the end of 2018, over 30 US states were being provided fiat markets along with eligible customers from international markets. The platform now has 15 token markets for USD and is expected to add new ones this year. It reiterated its support in creating a fully-compliant and secure environment for blockchain projects, adding that it proactively engaged with regulators during the year to push for suitable policymaking. Kiran Raj, chief strategy officer at the exchange, participated in “Legislating Certainty for Cryptocurrencies” roundtable hosted by Rep. Warren Davidson to help encourage regulations and policy initiatives for the sector. Bittrex also worked towards educating and helping its customer’s more by adding 27 new insightful blogs with useful tips for their users. Bittrex Highlights the Progress It Has Made in Its 2018 Review was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

12 days ago

Zilliqa Project Update #25 — Gearing Up for Mainnet

Dear all, Happy New Year! I am excited to share Project Update #25 with you. As we inch closer towards the mainnet, we have been wrapping up loose ends found during internal and community tests. We have also been gearing up quickly to ensure that developers will have all the necessary SDKs to develop applications on Zilliqa, with SDKs in C#, Python, Java, and Go coming soon. We are also happy to share that community members who wish to run services such as explorers will now be able to run seed nodes. On the technical side, we continue to implement feature updates and bug fixes, with the periodically relaunched Testnet v3 (codenamed Mao Shan Wang) nearing the final configuration for our upcoming mainnet. As always, we want to know what you think! Let us know if there is anything you want to hear more about in our updates! [https://blog.zilliqa.com/zilliqa-project-update-25-gearing-up-for-mainnet-c61dde9c0cb5](https://blog.zilliqa.com/zilliqa-project-update-25-gearing-up-for-mainnet-c61dde9c0cb5)

12 days ago

Coinbase CEO Reviews Accomplishments in Q4 2018, Says “Can’t Wait to Do It All Again in 2019”

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase revealed a note he sent to the Coinbase team, stating their achievements in Q4 2018. He summarized how Coinbase had added more people to its team, new features, new cryptocurrencies and more. The New Entrants to the Coinbase Ecosystem The company added several new people to its team this year, as noted by Armstrong: “As expected, this put some strain on communication, decision making, and even trust. We’re a largely new team that still needs to come together and gel, and this will be a major focus of 2019.” He said that Coinbase had a lot of success with everything they launched and then listed and described the company’s new products and features. In Q4 2018, Coinbase added crypto-to-crypto trading for users and added a news feature which helps customers stay up-to-date with the latest crypto developments. It also added a feature called Watchlist that allows users to customize their dashboard and stay updated about the coins they are interested in. Coinbase also integrated with PayPal, allowing users to withdraw funds to their PayPal accounts for free. Coinbase Pro added whitelisting and address book. Coinbase Earn was added which is a new way to earn crypto while learning about it. Coinbase listed USDC, the Circle-backed digital programmable dollar (stablecoin) and other cryptocurrencies like Zcash and multiple ERC20 tokens, including BAT, GNT, LOOM, MANA, ZIL, ZRX, and MKR. Coinbase custody was established which now supports 79% of crypto assets by market cap. Expanding Its Horizons Coinbase launched in six new jurisdictions including Iceland, Lithuania, and the Isle of Man. Improving its security, the exchange migrated $5 billion worth of cryptocurrency to its Generation Four cold storage infrastructure. In the fourth quarter, the company raised another $300 million from investors in a Series E funding round. Coinbase invested in several up and coming crypto projects including Spacemesh, Alchemy, Abacus, Nomics, Starkware, Staked.us and more. Armstrong noted that the team focused on scaling last year to meet market demands and better serve their customers. He concluded by saying: “We asked a lot of everyone on the team. I’m proud of how we rose to the occasion to meet the challenges and opportunities before us this year.” Coinbase CEO Reviews Accomplishments in Q4 2018, Says “Can’t Wait to Do It All Again in 2019” was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

16 days ago

Coinbase Now Available in Six New European Markets

In the run-up to the final announcement of the 12 Days of Coinbase program, the US-based cryptocurrency exchange today announced that it is rolling out its platform to six new markets in Europe. The regions where Coinbase will now be available are- Andorra, Iceland, Isle of Man, Lithuania, Gibraltar, and Guernsey. Expanding Global Footprint In a blog post announcing its expansion into the six new jurisdictions, Coinbase described its journey between 2012 and 2018, where it expanded from the US to 33 other countries. Users in the newly added jurisdictions can get full access to Coinbase.com, as well as the Android and iOS apps of the exchange. Over time, Coinbase Pro and Coinbase Prime will also be made available in these regions. The exchange also noted that it would continue to add new assets and expand rapidly into new markets next year to meet the customer demands. Moving to the End of the 12 Days of Coinbase The exchange’s 12 Days of Coinbase program is coming to an end, and several new features and announcements were added during the last 11 days. Coinbase suggests: “Cryptocurrencies are global by their very nature, and we believe that they should exist without borders. To realize our mission means making crypto easily available to everyone, irrespective of their geographical location.” The 12 Days of Coinbase Timeline Day 1- WeGift e-Cards: Users can now spend their crypto balances to buy e-gift cards from WeGift which can be redeemed on Uber, Nike, GAP, and more. Day 2- Zcash Donation to Venezuelan families: The exchange made $10,000 worth of donations in Zcash via GiveCrypto which will be used to provide support to Venezuelan families. Day 3- Cryptocurrency: The future of finance and money (Video): Coinbase talked about the power and flaws of money, talking about its vision of cryptocurrency as a means of economic freedom and democratization. Day 4- New Watchlist feature: Users will now be able to add digital assets to their watchlist with the click of a button. Even assets that are not listed on Coinbase will be available on the watchlist. Day 5- Enables PayPal withdrawals: In a major announcement, Coinbase allowed users to withdraw cash from their Coinbase wallet directly to their PayPal accounts. Day 6- Bitcoin donation for Syrian refugees: Coinbase donated $10,000 in BTC to Syrian refugees living in Greece via GiveCrypto. Day 7- Coinbase educates users on USDC: TCoinbase talked about its first stablecoin listing, USDC, a Circle-backed cryptocurrency pegged to the US Dollar 1:1. Day 8- Enables direct crypto conversions: Users can now convert one crypto holding to another quickly using the new Convert feature on Coinbase.com and the Android and iOS apps. Day 9- Coinbase Pro Lists four ERC20 Tokens: Coinbase pro adds support for Golem, Maker, Dai, and Zilliqa in select jurisdictions. Day 10- Launches Coinbase Earn: Coinbase Earn allows participants to earn crypto while learning about it at the same time. The program has launched initially in invite-only mode. Day 11- Welcomes Customer From New European Regions Coinbase will now be available for customers in Iceland, Andorra, Isle of Man, Lithuania, Gibraltar, and Guernsey. Day 12- To be confirmed... Coinbase Now Available in Six New European Markets was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

a month ago

Coinbase President: 2019 Will Be a Great Year For Crypto Institutional Investment

As Bitcoin (BTC) plummeted heading into December, investors thought that the visions of a Santa Claus rally were going to be quashed. Yet, in an unexpected turnaround, the crypto market at large has undergone a reversal, with BTC moving 25% higher in a week’s time. Speaking in the context of this seeming “relief rally,” Coinbase’s president, Asiff Hirji, has claimed that he “isn’t surprised,” and expects this industry to continue to swell in the years to come. More Innovation In Crypto Than Ever Before CNBC’s “Fast Money” segment recently brought on Hirji, grilling the industry insider about his and Coinbase’s outlook on this industry. Bitcoin soaring this week as the markets selloff. Here's what @coinbase president @asiffhirji had to say about the move pic.twitter.com/dCrXkhq5bz — CNBC's Fast Money (@CNBCFastMoney) December 20, 2018 Unsurprisingly, when asked about crypto’s bounce off year-to-date lows, the Coinbase representative, bringing up Warren Buffet’s age-old adage of “be greedy when others are fearful, and be fearful when others are greedy,” noted that this double-digit recovery isn’t illogical. Hirji added that while valuations were bounds ahead of fundamentals in late-2017, as BTC breached $20,000 in an industry first, development on blockchain infrastructure in 2018 has exceeded all years prior. Echoing comments issued by Spencer Bogart, a partner at Blockchain Capital, the Coinbase president of one year explained that engineers (developers) continue to flock to this industry, catalyzing the creation of ground-breaking projects. In other words, as put by Hirji, “there has never been as much innovation as there is today.” This isn’t a baseless statement by any means. In recent months, as documented by NewsBTC, household names in traditional realms, including Nasdaq and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), have embarked on fully-fledged cryptocurrency adventures. ICE, for instance, is looking to launch a one-stop shop for crypto participants, which could catalyze global adoption with the flicking of a few switches. Blockchain networks themselves have also undergone innovation-induced spurts of growth, with Bitcoin seeing its Lightning Network expand parabolically throughout the past year. Expect More Crypto Assets To Be Added To Coinbase CNBC anchor Mellisa Lee then pressured Hirji to answer for Coinbase’s sudden infatuation with listing handfuls of crypto assets, a far cry from the days that the San Francisco-based startup supported BTC — no more, no less. For those who missed the memo, in recent months, Coinbase has begun to alter its underlying business strategy to be more accepting of crypto assets. This shift has most recently taken the form of listing ten cryptocurrencies in quick succession, before offering support for trading one cryptocurrency to another on Coinbase Consumer. Related Reading: Coinbase Gets Aggressive With Crypto Listing: Lists MakerDao, Golem, Zilliqa Although many Bitcoin maximalists have criticized the $8 billion firm for opening its doors further, Hirji explained that Coinbase means no harm. Hirji noted that while listing only BTC was logical in crypto’s nascency, the tides have turned, with there now being thousands of cryptocurrencies in circulation. Out of those ~4,000, the member of Coinbase’s top brass remarked that only 200 of the aforementioned sum have fundamental value. And, as noted by the startup president, all crypto assets that “matter” will be added to Coinbase’s expansive roster of products in due time, pending regulatory approval of course. 2019 Will Be A Good Year For Institutional Involvement Discussing institutional involvement in this industry, an extremely pertinent topic amid 2018’s market rout, Hirji noted that this subset of investors is looking for “valid venues” to transact on, coupled with qualified, regulated custodians. Coinbase, in the eyes of its own president, fits that role perfectly, as Hirji explained that its custody arm and prime brokerage solution are the best in the business. Case in point, Coinbase Custody recently received a regulatory green light from the stringent New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). The former TD Ameritrade executive added that Coinbase’s market data underpins a number of leading derivatives products, only cementing the startup’s status as a qualified participant. And with all this in mind, it should come as no surprise that Hirji went on to note that Coinbase’s custodial service “has blown by internal goals,” as “hundred of institutions” onboard onto the platform in recent memory. Addressing the market as a whole with Coinbase’s performance in mind, Hirji, concluding his remarks on the matters, stated that 2019 will “continue to be a good year for institutions heading into crypto.” Featured Image from Shutterstock The post Coinbase President: 2019 Will Be a Great Year For Crypto Institutional Investment appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

Coinbase Opens its Doors to Customers in 6 New European Markets

Starting December 20th 2018, residents of six new European countries will now have access to the cryptocurrency exchange of Coinbase. The six new countries are as follows: Andorra Gibraltar Guernsey Iceland Isle of Man Lithuania Since its launch in 2012, the exchange strives towards creating an open financial system for the globe. They have managed to do this by expanding their reach outside the US to 33 countries across the world; and now 6 more in Europe. Access Limited to Coinbase.com and Mobile Apps New customers in these jurisdictions will only have full access to Coinbase.com and the platform’s mobile applications on both iOS and Android. Coinbase Pro and Prime will initially not be available for the new customers, but the exchange has promised to avail them with time. Coinbase Plans to Continue its Expansion Globally The team at Coinbase went on to state that 2019 will be a year of continual expansion. Next year we will continue expanding rapidly into new regions and adding assets to the Coinbase platform to meet customer demand. Cryptocurrencies are global by their very nature and we believe that they should exist without borders. To realize our mission means making crypto easily available to everyone, irrespective of their geographical location. Conclusion of the ’12 Days of Coinbase’ Event News of Coinbase expanding to 6 new countries is the 11th announcement in the 12 Days of Coinbase event that concludes today, December 21st. Below are the announcements the exchange has made in the past 11 days. Expansion of its e-Gift card program to US customers Donation of $10,000 in ZCash (ZEC) to more than 50 Venezuelan Families A video showcasing Coinbase’s belief in economic freedom Launching a Watchlist Availability of PayPal Withdrawals for its US customers $10,000 gift in Bitcoin ($BTC) to GiveCrypto.org Listing of USD Coin (USDC) Direct crypto conversion capabilities on Coinbase Listing of Dai (DAI), Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR) and Zilliqa (ZIL) Launch of Coinbase Earn that lets users to earn crypto while learning about them in a simple and engaging way Welcoming customers in the aforementioned six European countries What are your thoughts on Coinbase opening its doors to customers in Andorra, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Iceland, Isle of Man and Lithuania? Please let us know in the comment section below. The post Coinbase Opens its Doors to Customers in 6 New European Markets appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

We will be sending a large amount of ZIL ERC20 tokens from o...

We will be sending a large amount of ZIL ERC20 tokens from our reserve wallet to cold storage wallets to strengthen… https://t.co/q22ENxd3TQ

a month ago

Coinbase Pro continues growing, adds DAI, GNT, MKR, and ZIL

Yesterday, Coinbase Pro has announced the addition of four new Ethereum-based assets to its platform. Accordingly, Dai (DAI), Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR), and Zilliqa (ZIL) have joined the mix. Listing details Coinbase made the announcement yesterday, via their blog. Each of the added token projects also include other functions, aside from trading. The crypto exchange noted these smart contract functions are not yet available on Coinbase Pro. As a result, users who want to engage in MKR governance, use their GNT tokens to submit rendering tasks to the Golem beta network, utilize functionality like Compound, or exit DAI positions in the event of global settlement will need to move their assets from Coinbase Pro to a local wallet. Coinbase also interestingly noted that only DAI and GNT will be tradable on the U.S. Coinbase Pro exchange, and that “International Coinbase affiliates” will include MKR and ZIL trading for specified non-US customers. As for popular crypto assets other than ERC20 token options, Coinbase is looking into the legal compliance associated with such additions. “[W]e are exploring the addition of many new assets beyond ERC20 tokens on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis.” Incoming transactions for DAI, GNT, MKR, and ZIL opened after 11:45am PT on December 18. Coinbase mentioned they needed at least twelve hours to build up sufficient asset liquidity after deposits opened. DAI, GNT, MKR, and ZIL order books will soon enter transfer-only mode. We will accept inbound transfers in the regions where trading is supported. Orders cannot be placed or filled. Order books will be in transfer-only mode for a minimum of 12 hours. https://t.co/Ov3BtA1BWE — Coinbase Pro (@CoinbasePro) December 18, 2018 Trading will commence once sufficient liquidity has been determined. As of the time of this reporting, it appears as though only GNT is tradable on Coinbase Pro. DAI, MKR, and ZIL still seem to be waiting for sufficient volume to come through. These assets are also only available on Coinbase Pro and not Coinbase.com. Coinbase explained four sequential stages for the mentioned token listings: transfer-only, post-only, limit-only, and full trading. These stages exist to properly build the exchange’s order books for effective trading. DAI will be the second stablecoin made available on Coinbase Pro, as the exchange announced USD Coin (USDC) listing in October. Legal compliance 2018 has seen significant regulatory pressure from the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). Numerous Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have been labeled as unregistered securities. Coinbase is one crypto party that seems to keep pace with regulatory expectations. Two months ago, Crypto Insider reported on Coinbase receiving a crypto custody service approval from the hard-line regulatory state of New York. It is interesting to note that the company received custody approval for Ripple’s XRP, but has not listed the asset yet. Coinbase’s regulatory compliance could explain why ZIL and MKR will not be tradable for U.S. customers right away. Many crypto asset projects may still be in the cross-hairs of the SEC regarding their status as securities. More to come Coinbase released a list earlier this month, stating thirty-one additional assets for potential future listing. DAI, MKR, ZIL, and GNT were on that list. This fall’s frequent Coinbase listings are quite different from last year when Coinbase additions were one of the rarest occurrences in the crypto space. Readers likely remember when Coinbase added Bitcoin Cash last December, causing the asset to rise above $4,000 on some exchanges. Although we find ourselves in the middle of a bear market, Coinbase listings still appear to provide some sort of price action, whether speculative or not. However, that price action could simply be associated with bitcoin’s recent bullish movement, currently sitting just under $3,800 on Blockmodo at the time of this writing. #Zilliqa nice pump just happened. — Cryptotrendsio (@Cryptotrendsio1) December 18, 2018 Image Courtesy: Coinmarketcap.com *CryptoInsider is sponsored by Blockmodo. As part of our arrangement, we may occasionally link to them and quote them when appropriate. This is done at the discretion of CI staff and CI sponsors have no say in any editorial decisions made by CI. The post Coinbase Pro continues growing, adds DAI, GNT, MKR, and ZIL appeared first on Crypto Insider.

a month ago

Has Coinbase Jumped The Shark?

Earlier this year, cryptocurrency media and fortune tellers made hay by predicting which assets would get score a spot on a big trading platform, and why. It was big news, and some coins lived or died on a big listing. Since then, enthusiasm for new listings seems to have diminished, even as bullish sentiment returned to the market. Earlier this week, the market barely noticed as Coinbase added four new digital assets, including the Maker/DAI pairing and Zilliqa. CoinDesk didn’t even bother mentioning the new appearances, after devoting several articles each to the ETC/ BAT gossip. The new assets were day nine of the “Twelve Days of Coinbase,” a festive promotion in which the San Francisco-based exchange is attempting to revive the market with holiday cheer. “Four tradeable ERC-20 assets” is a much more thoughtful gift than Nine Ladies Dancing, but the market looked them in the mouth anyway. The other days of Coinbase came with Bitcoin and Zcash donations to the needy, new exchange functions and educational videos on cryptocurrency. None of them are things to complain about, but all the same, the market seems to be indifferent. Thanks, Coinbase, but we forgot to get you anything. The Shrinking Coinbase Effect We’ve previously reported on the Binance effect, whereby minor coins realize unexpected gains by being listed on one of the most reputable exchanges. But that was nothing compared to the hype surrounding a new Coinbase listing. One year ago, when Bitcoin Cash appeared like an unexpected present beneath Brian Armstrong’s tree, prices on Coinbase Pro pumped up to over $9000 per BCH—a rise so sudden that it led many hodlers to accuse the exchange of intentionally manipulating the price in order to profit, and causing Bitcoin Cash values to cross 4,000 in other markets. A similar effect occurred a few months later— when Coinbase announced that it would list Ethereum Classic, the price of the ETC token briefly jumped 45% while also allowing the older dApp platform to stave off obsolescence for another four months. The pump surrounding the actual listing was much smaller. ZRX/USD. Via CryptoCompare. Since then, each successive listing was accompanied by a smaller, and briefer, gain in value. ZRX gained 23% between the announcement and start of trading, but the Basic Attention Token only gained 17%, and the pump was over within five days. By the time Coinbase got around to Golem and Zilliqa, the effect could be measured in hours rather than days. ZIL/USD. Via Cryptocompare Part of that may be intentional, since the exchange has an interest in not thumbing the scales in cryptocurrency trades. But it also seems likely that Coinbase-which used to allow access to only the most reputable digital assets - is no longer guarding the gates quite so diligently. Two More Days of Coinbase Christmas That said, there are still two unopened doors in the advent calendar, and Brian Armstrong may yet throw us a stunner. Assuming Santa saved the best gifts for last, we may yet be in for a surprise. The two logical guesses for the next two days would be new listings for Stellar and/or Cardano, as Coinbase has been hinting since last Spring. Although neither asset sticks to the letter of Coinbase’s Digital Asset Framework, they both have sufficiently large market caps to bring quite a bit of Christmas cheer. Alternatively, they could also list an unexpected asset. Last Christmas, XRP prices spiked after online rumors of an impending listing. Those rumors were proved wrong, and then more wrong, over the past year. A surprise XRP listing, after a year of snubbing, would be nothing short of a Festivus Miracle. The author is invested XRP, ADA and XLM, as well as BTC, which are mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Has Coinbase Jumped The Shark? appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

a month ago

Coinbase Launches Coinbase Earn in Invite-only Mode

As part of their mission to create an open financial system, Coinbase today launched Coinbase Earn. This initiative by the exchange allows users to learn about cryptocurrencies while earning them as well. The program was launched in invite-only mode today. The announcement was part of the 12 Days of Coinbase series. Making Blockchain More Accessible Coinbase noted that blockchain technology would need to be made more accessible to create an open financial system. Coinbase Earn will allow users to participate in the industry more. In the announcement Coinbase stated: “Coinbase Earn allows users to earn cryptocurrencies while learning about them in a simple and engaging way. The idea is for users to understand more about an asset’s utility and its underlying technology while getting a bit of the asset to try out.” In order to manage demand, the program will launch in invite-only mode and will focus only on 0x Protocol (ZRX). The exchange will add more content as well as other cryptocurrencies over time. Who Gets to Learn and Earn With Coinbase? Users selected for the program will receive an invite for Coinbase Earn by email. These users will be able to earn ZRX by taking short video lessons and quizzes. The Coinbase Earn educational content is free for all and can be viewed by users who have not been sent an invite yet. Users can also sign up on the waitlist to be notified of more educational tasks when they become available. The initiative comes after a survey of Coinbase customers and non-customers regarding the biggest barriers that prevent people from exploring new assets. The survey also found that people have a strong desire to learn about digital assets other than Bitcoin but didn’t know how to get started. All the tasks on Coinbase Earn, therefore, will revolve around asset education. Moreover, the initiative provides people a third alternative for earning cryptocurrencies apart from mining and buying. The funding for this initial phase of the program comes from the 0x external development pool, and 100% of funds are given to users. The 12 Days of Coinbase Timeline Day 1- WeGift e-Cards: Users can now spend their crypto balances to buy e-gift cards from WeGift which can be redeemed on Uber, Nike, GAP, and more. Day 2- Zcash Donation to Venezuelan families: The exchange made $10,000 worth of donations in Zcash via GiveCrypto which will be used to provide support to Venezuelan families. Day 3- Cryptocurrency: The future of finance and money (Video): Coinbase talked about the power and flaws of money, talking about its vision of cryptocurrency as a means of economic freedom and democratization. Day 4- New Watchlist feature: Users will now be able to add digital assets to their watchlist with the click of a button. Even assets that are not listed on Coinbase will be available on the watchlist. Day 5- Enables PayPal withdrawals: In a major announcement, Coinbase allowed users to withdraw cash from their Coinbase wallet directly to their PayPal accounts. Day 6- Bitcoin donation for Syrian refugees: Coinbase donated $10,000 in BTC to Syrian refugees living in Greece via GiveCrypto. Day 7- Coinbase educates users on USDC: TCoinbase talked about its first stablecoin listing, USDC, a Circle-backed cryptocurrency pegged to the US Dollar 1:1. Day 8- Enables direct crypto conversions: Users can now convert one crypto holding to another quickly using the new Convert feature on Coinbase.com and the Android and iOS apps. Day 9- Coinbase Pro Lists four ERC20 Tokens: Coinbase pro adds support for Golem, Maker, Dai, and Zilliqa in select jurisdictions. Day 10- Launches Coinbase Earn: Coinbase Earn allows participants to earn crypto while learning about it at the same time. The program has launched initially in invite-only mode. Day 11- To be confirmed... Day 12- To be confirmed... Coinbase Launches Coinbase Earn in Invite-only Mode was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

a month ago

Ledger update in January will enable support of Zilliqa.

Ledger getting an update in January that will enable future support of Zilliqa https://www.ledger.fr/2018/12/19/ledger-nano-s-firmware-update-to-be-released-early-january-2019/

a month ago

Coinbase Expands Professional Trading Services with New Ethereum-Based Tokens

The California-based trading venue listed Dai (DAI), Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR), and Zilliqa (ZIL) in pairs with USD Coin (USDC) on Coinbase Pro.

a month ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Crypto Market Makes A Recovery, And Coinbase Adds New Tokens

The State of The Market - December 19, 2018 BTC: $3,875.33 (+9.67%) XRP: $0.375593 (+13.33%) ETH: $105.90 (+12.11%) The market is in green for the second consecutive day, as Bitcoin makes its way to $4,000. Bitcoin was expected to test its support at $3,000 as it was trading at $3,200 on Monday. However, in the last 48 hours, the crypto market has added more than $20 Billion. Also, Ethereum, for the first time is back above $100 after crashing below that point in early December. Meanwhile, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is up by 38%, overtaking Litecoin and Tether to claim the 6th spot. Bitcoin Cash SV (BSV) is up by 22%, but remains at the 9th spot. In other news, Bitcoin evangelist, and billionaire Tim Draper has invested $1.25 million in a Bitcoin exclusive payments processing startup called OpenNode. OpenNode announced that the funding will be used to expand its team and bolster its legal and compliance initiatives. OpenNode will process "instant" and "risk-free" Bitcoin payments for clients and revenue is generated by charging 1 percent for transactions. Also, Western Union, the global money transfer and remittance provider, recently posted statements on its Twitter feed indicating that it was keeping an eye on the pace of global adoption of cryptocurrencies and is ready to add cryptocurrencies as a payment option for customers at any time. Western Union began actively testing Ripple's cross-border payment technology in 2015. 1) Coinbase has added Dai (DAI), Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR), and Zilliqa (ZIL) to its Coinbase Pro trading platform, with some regional restrictions. GNT and DAI will be available in the US, but not New York, the UK, the EU, Canada, Singapore, or Australia. MKR and ZIL will be added to Coinbase Pro in the UK, EU, Canada, Singapore, and Australia only. Deposits to the platform began on December 18. 2) Cryptocurrency investing firm Polychain Capital has announced that the recent fundraising round for their first venture capital fund raised $175 million despite the ongoing crypto bear market. According to Axios, Polychain plans to continue investing in cryptocurrencies and other digital currencies through its hedge fund, while the venture fund will make equity investments in blockchain and digital asset startups. Pantera Capital has also indicated that they have raised two-thirds of their venture fund target of $175 million and plan to hold a final closing in Q1 of 2019. 3) After ending a ten-week Incubation Program, Binance Labs has launched eight new blockchain-based projects. More than 500 projects applied for the program and the selected projects each received $500,000 and were provided with guidance, mentorship, and resources in order to launch their product. Head of Binance Labs, Ella Zhang said that the Incubation Program is designed to "build up a strong blockchain ecosystem and a network of BUIDLers around the world." Path founder Robert Yau and his team participated in the Incubation Program and when asked whether the experience was meaningful, Path said, "The weekly fire chat and the mentors are invaluable…[these] intimate fire chat discussions and one to one time are priceless". Each project now has the opportunity to pitch their product for further funding onstage at Binance Conference in Singapore on January 21. The next incubation workshops will take place in Buenos Aires, Singapore, Lagos, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and Berlin. (VS)

a month ago

Inspired by a partnership with QTUM, Amazon sets up blockchain service

Only 1 year after Amazon Web Services [AWS] CEO Andy Jassy stated that he wasn’t interested in blockchain services, AWS has now announced that it is launching a managed blockchain service, supporting Ethereum and Hyperledger. The news broke barely two months after AWS announced a partnership with QTUM, a leading Singaporean smart contract platform, signaling that it was a precursor that showed Amazon the demand and importance of “Blockchain as a Service”. Blockchain as a service [BaaS] enables anyone to leverage cloud-based solutions to build, host, and utilize their own blockchain dApps and functionalities. This concept draws several parallels with Software as a Service [SaaS], and is an important step towards enabling the adoption of blockchain technology by corporations and businesses. As stated on the AWS blockchain landing page, the company describes that the main benefits its BaaS solution offers are: framework flexibility, one-click deployment, and global reach. This tackles many of the existing issues related to blockchain development, where it can often be hard to build the necessary infrastructure for a certain framework, and where global deployment can be impossible without significant investment in hardware and electricity. From Books to Blockchain In mid-October, Simon Wang, head of business development at Amazon Web Services China confirmed that the internet giant was officially partnering with QTUM and that the blockchain platform was now an AWS technology partner and one of the partner network members. The goal of the partnership was to develop blockchain-as-a-service [BaaS] solutions for enterprises and developers, an objective that came to fruition just 2 months after the collaboration was initiated. In the world of blockchain technology partnerships are often only established for marketing purposes. This makes QTUM’s achievement stand out even further and proves the ability of the team to quickly execute key strategic moves. It is important to note that, at the time of writing, QTUM is nowhere near the largest blockchain platforms by market capitalization. QTUM is currently being traded at a $130 million valuation, nearly 30 spots behind leading smart contract platform Ethereum, according to CoinMarketCap. While the exact reasons remain unclear why Amazon chose QTUM over a larger platform like Ethereum, they may be related to the novel technology that this emerging platform is working on. QTUM is not only one of the few working implementations of the Proof of Stake [PoS] algorithm, which increases decentralization and reduces the environmental footprint, but it also enables developers to code applications using mainstream languages. Furthermore, QTUM also aims to launch its lightning network by the end of 2019, which aims to will increase its throughput to close to 20,000 transactions per second, roughly 1,000x more than Ethereum. As stated at the beginning of this article, it is interesting to observe how corporate giants are fast to dismiss blockchain technology and at first highly skeptical, but upon further exploration decide to expand their offering to this space. This is not only true for Amazon Web Services, but also for other titans like JP Morgan, Microsoft, and IBM. The importance and future of Blockchain as a Service [BaaS] Software as a Service [SaaS], BaaS’ big sister, enables companies to use pre-built software solutions for their business, instead of having to develop its own in-house, which comes with large costs and waiting times. At the time of writing, SaaS is a $115 billion market that is expected to grow to over $135 billion by 2020. Furthermore, it is estimated that by 2020, 86% of all organizations will be purely running on SaaS. Several companies like Salesforce and Shopify have become multi-billion dollar corporations with hundreds of employees, by exclusively focusing on providing software as a service to other businesses, which provides a glimpse into the market potential of BaaS. With a current valuation of just $130 million, it will be interesting to observe if QTUM’s strong relationship with AWS will also enable it to capture a portion of that value and to establish itself as a leader in the emerging Blockchain as a Service industry. In the words of Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS, “This service [BaaS] is going to make it much easier for you to use the two most popular blockchain frameworks”. While in this quote Andy Jassy is making reference to the blockchain frameworks Ethereum and Hyperledger, it should be of no surprise that others should follow as well if the demand is there. Some of the main issues, when working with and testing new blockchain ledgers or decentralized applications, is the global and decentralized nature of this technology. While a website can easily be run on a single server, in order to tap into the true potential of distributed ledger technology, it needs to be distributed. If a company or business wanted to deploy such an infrastructure by

a month ago

Coinbase Pro Lists Dai, Golem, Maker, and Zilliqa for Select Jurisdictions

US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase today announced that it would be listing four new Ethereum tokens to its Coinbase Pro platform. The tokens are Dai (DAI), Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR) and Zilliqa (ZIL). The exchange is working on its previous announcement for bringing more ERC20 technical standard assets to the platform. Golem is not an ERC20 token but is Ethereum-based. Where Will the Tokens Be Available? The tokens will be available to customers of Coinbase Pro but only in select jurisdictions. Golem and Dai will be available for Coinbase Pro users in the UK, the EU, Canada, Australia, and Singapore. US users, except those in New York, will also get to trade in these coins. Maker and Zilliqa will not be available in the US but will be available for traders in Singapore, Canada, Australia, the EU, and the UK. The exchange started accepting deposits in all four coins around 11:45 am PT on December 18. Deposits will be accepted for 12 hours before trading starts. Then the exchange will enable limit orders. When Coinbase Pro achieves sufficient liquidity for these tokens, full trading will be allowed. Coinbase announced earlier this year that it would support many ERC20 tokens to its platform. Coinbase has already launched 0x (ZRX) and Basic Attention Token (BAT) and added a new stablecoin USDC as well. Coinbase also supported Loom Network (LOOM), Decentraland (MANA), districtox (DN) and Civic (CVC) on its platform recently. Full Token Functionality Not Accessible In a blog post announcing the new listings, Coinbase wrote that it would not provide smart contract functionality immediately to the users. It said: “Each of these tokens has associated functionality, some of which may be in beta. Moreover, each token’s associated functionality is not currently directly accessible via the Coinbase Pro platform.” Golem, for example, connects users to a distributed compute farm which cannot be accessed via Coinbase. Therefore, users who want to participate in the distinctive functionalities of these coins need to move them to a local wallet. Coinbase will only facilitate their buying, selling and storing. The exchange also said that it could bring more digital assets and ERC20 tokens to the platform. It said that adding ERC20 tokens first is relatively simple for them as these assets can easily be integrated into their existing infrastructure. The 12 Days of Coinbase Timeline Day 1- WeGift e-Cards: Users can now spend their crypto balances to buy e-gift cards from WeGift which can be redeemed on Uber, Nike, GAP, and more. Day 2- Zcash Donation to Venezuelan families: The exchange made $10,000 worth of donations in Zcash via GiveCrypto which will be used to provide support to Venezuelan families. Day 3- Cryptocurrency: The future of finance and money (Video): Coinbase talked about the power and flaws of money, talking about its vision of cryptocurrency as a means of economic freedom and democratization. Day 4- New Watchlist feature: Users will now be able to add digital assets to their watchlist with the click of a button. Even assets that are not listed on Coinbase will be available on the watchlist. Day 5- Enables PayPal withdrawals: In a major announcement, Coinbase allowed users to withdraw cash from their Coinbase wallet directly to their PayPal accounts. Day 6- Bitcoin donation for Syrian refugees: Coinbase donated $10,000 in BTC to Syrian refugees living in Greece via GiveCrypto. Day 7- Coinbase educates users on USDC: TCoinbase talked about its first stablecoin listing, USDC, a Circle-backed cryptocurrency pegged to the US Dollar 1:1. Day 8- Enables direct crypto conversions: Users can now convert one crypto holding to another quickly using the new Convert feature on Coinbase.com and the Android and iOS apps. Day 9- Coinbase Pro Lists four ERC20 Tokens: Coinbase pro adds support for Golem, Maker, Dai, and Zilliqa in select jurisdictions. Day 10- To be confirmed... Day 11- To be confirmed... Day 12- To be confirmed... Coinbase Pro Lists Dai, Golem, Maker, and Zilliqa for Select Jurisdictions was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

a month ago

Coinbase Gets Aggressive With Crypto Listing: Lists MakerDao, Golem, Zilliqa

Amid an extended bear market, Coinbase has surprised Bitcoin maximalists and crypto asset diehards alike, recently listing a series of crypto assets seemingly out of left field. However, many pundits and commentators have deemed that the San Francisco-based company’s shift in strategy is illogical, as it goes against formerly-established principles. Yet, the firm has only doubled-down on its growing penchant for alternative cryptocurrencies, listing a number of Ethereum-based tokens on Tuesday. Coinbase Pro Incessantly Lists More Cryptocurrencies On Tuesday, amid a flurried market rally, Coinbase Pro suddenly revealed that it would be listing DAI and Maker (MKR), the two assets of the Andreessen Horowitz-backed MakerDao project, Golem (GNT), and Zilliqa (ZIL). All the aforementioned assets are situated on the Ethereum Network, with Coinbase’s decision to list these crypto assets likely stemming from the technical ease of implementation. This recent sequence of listings come just weeks after the same platform unveiled support for Civic (CVC), district0x (DNT), Loom Network (LOOM) and Decentraland (MANA). DAI, GNT, MKR, and ZIL order books will soon enter transfer-only mode. We will accept inbound transfers in the regions where trading is supported. Orders cannot be placed or filled. Order books will be in transfer-only mode for a minimum of 12 hours. https://t.co/Ov3BtA1BWE — Coinbase Pro (@CoinbasePro) December 18, 2018 Starting Tuesday, users of Pro will be allowed to deposit DAI, GNT, MKR, and ZIL onto the platform. Pro intends to keep support for these assets in deposit-only for a minimum of 12 hours, ensuring that sufficient liquidity for the crypto assets is established to avoid market debacles. For now, the assets listed on Pro will remain on the professional trading platform, with support on Coinbase’s other platforms likely arriving within the next few weeks. While it seems that the world-renowned platform has added each and every crypto asset in recent months, there remain over 20 crypto assets on the startup’s chopping block. This extensive list, as reported by NewsBTC previously, includes community favorite XRP, prediction platform Augur (REP), and smart contract platform Cardano (ADA). Related Reading: Crypto Community Reacts to New Coinbase Listings: Reception Generally Negative Coinbase Shifts Business Strategy To Be Pro-Crypto Asset Although Coinbase’s intention to list an array of crypto assets seems innocuous enough, many pundits have seen this move as a hint that the startup’s business practices are enduring a radical underlying shift. Speaking to Linda Shin, the showrunner at the highly-acclaimed Unchained podcast, Dan Romero, one of the $8 billion firm’s multiple vice presidents, confirmed these rumors. In the one-hour-long installment of Unchained, Romero explained that his firm’s clientele has begun to clamor for crypto asset support, presumably catalyzing the recent listings. Romero, who has headed Coinbase’s pro-crypto asset movement, noted that in a bid to keep customers safe within Coinbase’s gated community, so to speak, his firm has embarked on a mission to support as many assets as legally viable. And, as seen by Tuesday’s announcement, Coinbase’s alteration in its fundamental game plan has already manifested. Yet, the upstart’s thirst for innovation hasn’t only culminated in assets supported, but with its already-expansive, yet rapidly-growing product roster as well. Just a day prior to Tuesday’s listing debacle, Coinbase revealed that its consumer-centric platform would be offering in-house crypto-to-crypto trading support. This addition, which was the focus of the fintech giant’s 8th “12 Days of Coinbase” announcement, has been dubbed “Convert.” As its name implies, Convert will allow users of Coinbase’s iOS or Android apps and Coinbase.com to instantaneously one cryptocurrency to another at a “lower than if done via two separate transactions.” The long-standing cryptocurrency exchange will be charging a 1% spread per “Digital Asset Conversion” request, but the actual fee incurred may vary, due to “market fluctuations.” While Coinbase’s newfound enamorment for crypto assests could be classified as an overt power play, the firm’s cardinal mission is, of course, to create an open financial system for the world. Its recent offerings are likely only a byproduct of its ambitions to accomplish this arduous mission. Still, an extremely long road lies ahead of Coinbase, along with its fellow platforms all across the road, as cryptocurrencies are still in their earliest phases. Travis Kling, the investment head at the recently-launched crypto hedge fund Ikigai, stated that although Bitcoin’s blockchain has been up-and-running for a decade, a majority of its history was just getting its wings off the ground. By the same token, the former institutional investor explained that most of the publicity and development that has fallen on cryptocurrencies, came within the last 18 to 24 mont

a month ago

Coinbase Pro Adds DAI, Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR), and Zilliqa (ZIL)

Keeping true to their word on planning to list more tokens, the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has added Dai (DAI), Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR), and Zilliqa (ZIL) to its Coinbase Pro trading platform, with some regional restrictions. GNT and DAI will be available in the US, but not New York, the UK, the EU, Canada, Singapore, or Australia. MKR and ZIL will be added to Coinbase Pro in the UK, EU, Canada, Singapore, and Australia only. Deposits to the platform will begin “at some point” after 11.45 am Pacific time (PT) on December 18. (JF)

a month ago

Coinbase to list DAI, GNT, MKR, and ZIL

Coinbase announced in a blog post on Tuesday that its Coinbase Pro product will begin accepting deposits for four new cryptos: DAI, GNT, MKR, and ZIL. Deposits will be taken for at least 12 hours before enabling trading to establish liquidity. This announcement comes after Coinbase announced that it was exploring the addition of over 30 new assets on its exchange. Trading for GNT and DAI will initially be accessible for Coinbase Pro users in the US (excluding NY), UK, European Union, Canada, Singapore, and Australia. MKR and ZIL will not be available to customers in the US. The Block previously reported that Coinbase was revamping its listing policy to enable developers to “apply to have their coin listed in a certain region.” The exclusion of MKR and ZIL for U.S. traders is an example of Coinbase’s listing change. The four listed assets offer the following: Dai (DAI) is a crypto-backed algorithmic stablecoin Maker (MKR) is the decentralized governance and collateral platform behind Dai Golem Network (GNT) is decentralized cloud computing network Zilliqa (ZIL) is a blockchain platform for hosting decentralized applications With the addition of these four assets, Coinbase Pro now offers trading features for a total of 16 cryptocurrencies. The post Coinbase to list DAI, GNT, MKR, and ZIL appeared first on The Block.

a month ago

Breaking: Coinbase Lists Dai, Maker (MKR), Golem (GNT), and Zilliqa (ZIL)

On Tuesday afternoon, Coinbase Pro, the professional trading platform of the similarly named startup, divulged that it would be listing four prominent altcoins as its 9th daily announcement for its “12 Days Of Coinbase” initiative. As revealed in a blog post pertaining to this news, the platform will be listing DAI and Maker (MKR), the two primary digital assets that pertain to the MakerDao project, Golem (GNT), widely dubbed one of Ethereum’s most promising products, and Zilliqa (ZIL), a startup aiming to initiate the blockchain 3.0 revolution. DAI, GNT, MKR, and ZIL order books will soon enter transfer-only mode. We will accept inbound transfers in the regions where trading is supported. Orders cannot be placed or filled. Order books will be in transfer-only mode for a minimum of 12 hours. https://t.co/Ov3BtA1BWE — Coinbase Pro (@CoinbasePro) December 18, 2018 These four cryptocurrencies are all Ethereum-based tokens, which lines up with the startup’s recent listings of Civic (CVC), district0x (DNT), Loom Network (LOOM) and Decentraland (MANA). Starting today, Pro will begin to accept “inbound transfers” for the projects mentioned in this article’s first paragraph, before opening order books once sufficient liquidity and demand is established. Support for GNT and DAI will be initially available for Coinbase’s clientele in the U.S. (except NY State), the U.K., E.U., Canada, Singapore, and Australia. MKR and ZIL will also be offered for consumers situated in the listed countries as well, except for the U.S., presumably due to regulatory constraints. It is important to note that this feature isn’t available on Coinbase.com (Consumer) just yet, but this is likely to change over the next few weeks. Ethereum World News will update you as time goes on. Make sure you keep in checking in. Title Image Courtesy of Marco Verch Via Flickr The post Breaking: Coinbase Lists Dai, Maker (MKR), Golem (GNT), and Zilliqa (ZIL) appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

Top Asia Crypto News Round Up from Dec 12th- 15th

S Top News in Asia from Wednesday through Saturday China’s Plan to Sideline Bitcoin.https://bloom.bg/2Ceneg5 Binance Labs Launches 8 Blockchain Projects To Solve The Industry’s Biggest Challenges. http://bit.ly/2Cfw5OS Online broker Monex Group, known for buying hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck in April, has announced it will launch cryptocurrency trading in the United States starting Q1 2019: http://bit.ly/2CeSYlh Pantera Capital Management recently told investors that around 25 percent of the blockchain projects they have invested in could be found to be in violation of U.S. securities laws. In that case, Pantera expects that the projects may need to return money to investors. https://bloom.bg/2CeyrgB DDEX is forking 0x. http://bit.ly/2CfrnAz We did a podcast episode with DDEX founder just a few weeks ago, be sure to learn about how they are thinking about the decentralized exchange space. Coin and Token News “Instead of discussing a BTC mining death spiral, perhaps we should be talking about EOS Block Producers turning off their operations the narrative is that EOS BPs are financially well-off, many are currently underwater.” A tweet thread on EOS by . AlthoughBlocktower researcher Corey Miller.http://bit.ly/2EldHW8 Block.one put forward a release candidate for v1.6.0 of the EOSIO software. This version contains a number of major updates, including the initial implementation of the resource exchange. http://bit.ly/2Cg8de1 The flappening: Litecoin overtakes Bitcoin cash: http://bit.ly/2GrpDbk Deals and Funds South Korea’s largest messaging app operator Kakao has invested in Orbs, an Israeli blockchain startup. http://bit.ly/2CfkcZ4 2019 year of blockchain use cases from the founder of Zilliqa and NEO Global Capital partner Roger Lim. http://bit.ly/2CftXqo South Korea-based messaging app Line‘s subsidiary, Line Plus, has acquired local cybersecurity and counter-hacking firm GrayHash as part of the company’s efforts to boost its online security. http://bit.ly/2CeXPTK Security tokens platform TokenSoft Inc. has invested in a company that is purportedly a United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-compliant broker-dealer:http://bit.ly/2QAKP3B Exchange News Binance Adds USDC Trading Pairs — Stellar and Ripple Represented. http://bit.ly/2Cenj3n Binance Labs will launch new incubator programs in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Lagos, Singapore and Hong Kong come March 2019.http://bit.ly/2CewfWp CULedger, a credit union service organization -owned blockchain consortium, has joined enterprise software firm R3’s global blockchain ecosystem: http://bit.ly/2QX20eM Regulation News Ex-Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles denies embezzlement as prosecutors call for ten year jail term:http://bit.ly/2BuZUJJ Business News A simple cryptocurrency purchase service first introduced in Korea is spreading overseas. The advantage of ‘simple purchasing’ is that users can invest in cryptocurrencies more easily because exchanges or communities have already verified their identities. http://bit.ly/2S2v2XR A thorough infographic on current and potential use cases of blockchain in Southeast Asia. http://bit.ly/2A1q32z China tech companies have been experiencing significant layoffs lately due to the lackluster market, a number of companies that have raised lots of private funding such as Zhihu is having layoffs. In 2018, Beijing tops the China patents ranking with 756 blockchain related patents, and Shenzhen holds the second spot with 459 patents, followed by Shanghai (210), Hangzhou (187) and Guangzhou(130). http://bit.ly/2CcLI9u Subscribe

a month ago

Crypto 2019: Experts Predict Adoption But Also Losses

2018 was a thin harvest, but leaders of the crypto space are forecasting a bumper year in 2019. Leading executives at several blockchain startups expect adoption replacing speculation in the coming year, with regulatory clarity bringing in institutional players to create a stable market. That said, some cautioned that the good harvest would only come after a harsh winter. Xinshu Dong, CEO of Zilliqa, a Singapore-based blockchain platform, expects cryptocurrencies to find use in a diverse range of use cases. There will also be the opportunity to find solutions for operational pain-points, such as scalability, he says. “We will see a wave of widespread use cases in 2019 as organizations looking to implement and develop blockchain applications become more focused,” Dong told Crypto Briefing via email. “[It] may indeed be the year we address the existing challenges, see traction for the technology beyond the testnet phase, and welcome many far-reaching dApps.” “So it is very likely that we will see some compelling use cases emerge,” he added. Institutional adoption Predictions at the start of 2018 had been particularly bullish. In a period of intense market euphoria, analysts were quick to forecast a trillion-dollar crypto market; Tom Lee from Fundstradt even predicted that Bitcoin (BTC) could trade for $25,000. Needless to say, that didn’t happen, and a series of slides took the market down by approximately 84%, at the time of writing. But price may not count for as much next year. “2018 has been a rollercoaster of a year for blockchain and crypto, with the focus being very much on market movements and the need for increased regulation in the space,” said Gabriele Giancola, CEO and Co-founder of qiibee, a blockchain-based loyalty project. “Moving into 2019, and further down the line, I believe we will begin to see a separation between hype and reality.” Many see 2019 as the year institutional players make their move. Max Kordek, co-founder and CEO of Lisk (LSK), a blockchain platform, said that technological progress will mean blockchain can be slowly accepted by big business and governments. He believed that increasing adoption will lead to a change in views; cryptocurrency will be treated less like a pariah and more as an alternative asset. This was reflected by Craig Mc Gregor, CEO of the DSTOQ exchange, who argued cryptocurrency could become an ideal independent store of value. With greater regulatory clarity and a mature market, institutional investors could see cryptocurrencies as an ideal investment opportunity. “Investors are looking for alternative opportunities to make profits and need alternative asset classes. This is why, the new asset class and technology is an attractive opportunity,” Mc Gregor said. “We see many big projects form some of the biggest players in the pipeline and expect 2019 to be a major year for cryptocurrencies as well as blockchain in general.” Crypto 2019: It’s not all positive Many figures see cryptocurrencies moving from the generalized function of ‘one coin to rule them all’, to a more industry-specific utility. Roger Lim, head of NEO Global Capital, said sophisticated projects will begin to target specific industries. But he also said there would likely be a cull: “With competitiveness rising, the blockchain industry is bound to undergo some sort of consolidation and the projects best equipped with a “survival of the fittest” mentality are the most likely to succeed,” he said. Lim was not alone in emphasizing that the coming year will be mostly uphill. “Contrary to popular opinion, 2019 will not be about exciting new ways to use blockchains,” said Decred co-founder Jake Yocom-Piatt. “It will be about which cryptocurrencies get the fundamentals right, organize their collective intelligence, and can endure the gyrations induced by ignorant prospecting. Just like during the dot com bubble, endurance matters.” Some businesses are already suffering from the extended bear market; Binance halved its profit forecasts to $500m. As Crypto Briefing extensively reported, ETCDev - the core developer for Ethereum Classic (ETC) - ceased operations last week by keeping all its assets in virtual currencies. 2018 was a transformative year for cryptocurrencies. Expectations have been lowered but long term, this will be beneficial. The sector doesn’t need hubris; it needs tangible products. Otherwise, what’s the point? The author is invested in BTC, ZIL and NEO, which are mentioned in this article. The post Crypto 2019: Experts Predict Adoption But Also Losses appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

a month ago

Kyber Integration Enables the use of ERC20 Tokens For Land Auctions on Decentraland (MANA)

The team at Kyber recently posted a blog announcing that the decentralized virtual reality platform Decentraland has integrated with the Kyber platform, enabling LAND purchasers the option to pay in eight different ERC20 tokens during the upcoming LAND auction. The eight different ERC20 tokens that can be used to purchase LAND are MKR, DAI, BNB, KNC, ZIL, RCN, ELF and SNT. Through the integration of Kyber’s liquidity protocol, Kyber’s smart contracts convert the LAND buyer’s ERC20 token to MANA before the Decentraland contracts validate the amount of MANA received/traded. (JF)

a month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Zilliqa Set to Launch Mainnet on January 30, 2019, After Releasing Testnet v3

After releasing its Testnet v3.0, codename “Mao Shan Wang,” Zilliqa is now preparing to release its mainnet on January 30, 2019. Zilliqa, which is the 38th largest digital currency in the world with a market cup of about $149 million, is currently trading at 0.0185. (VK)

2 months ago

Zilliqa Inches Towards its Mainnet Launch on January 30 2019 with the Release of Testnet v3.0

Currently, trading at $0.017 in red in the USD market by 2 percent, Zilliqa is in the green in BTC and ETH market. Meanwhile, Zilliqa has released its Testnet v3.0, codename “Mao Shan Wang” that has the same set of features as its upcoming mainnet launch on January 30, next year. Testnet v3.0, codename “Mao Shan Wang” is Here The world’s 37th largest cryptocurrency Zilliqa (ZIL) by market cap of about $138 million has yet to launch its mainnet after about one and a half year of its release. According to it roadmap, the mainnet is scheduled for release between December 2018 and January 2019. For now, the team has already launched Testnet version 1 and 2. Now, two months before its mainnet launch, Testnet version v3.0 has been released. Zilliqa Testnet v3.0 Mao Shan Wang is now live. This is a major technical milestone — as far as we know, this is the first fully-fledged testnet in the world to implement network, transaction, and smart contract #sharding. https://t.co/ntk5GpgTuZ — Zilliqa (No airdrops or ETH giveaways) (@zilliqa) November 30, 2018 Testnet v3, codenamed “Mao Shan Wang” is the “first fully-fledged testnet in the world to implement network, transaction, and smart contract sharding.” Addressing the security issues and adding safety checks along with enforcement mechanisms, this testnet version contains the same set of features as the upcoming mainnet as per the official announcement that further states it is launching on schedule. As stated by Zilliqa CEO, Xinshu Dong, “(Testnet v3.0) has the full-scale implementation of Scilla (our safe-by-design smart contract language) across the network, the implementation of our solution to smart contract sharding, and the public mining of testnet ZILs. It enables larger-scale public testing of the key features of our upcoming mainnet and is a key step for us towards launching mainnet on Jan 31, 2019.” Dong further shares the significance of Mao Shan Wang which has a full-scale implementation of Scilla across the network, is far more eco-friendly and cost-effective mining up to the public for testing, and involves new incentive mechanism that rewards nodes (miners) by taking into account their contributions to the consensus protocol. There has been a number of key new features added by the developers’ in the scilla language, development tools, and core protocol. With Ziliqa’s new testnet version release and mainnet launch coming up, it can be further expected to affect the prices positively. However, it’s to be seen just how much prices will move as the crypto market is in extreme red since mid-November. At the time of writing, Zilliqa has been trading at $0.017 with 24 hours losses of 4.68 percent while in the BTC market, it is in the green by 1.74 percent and up by 0.44 percent in the ETH market. Zilliqa 1-month price chart, Source: Coinmarketcap The post Zilliqa Inches Towards its Mainnet Launch on January 30 2019 with the Release of Testnet v3.0 appeared first on Coingape.

2 months ago

Zilliqa (ZIL) Releases Testnet v3 in Preparation for the Mainnet Launch

Earlier today, the team at Zilliqa (ZIL) announced the launch of the third version of the project’s Testnet that includes new features. Testnet v3 has been code-named Mao Shan Wang keeping the tradition of naming the project’s testnets after the Durian family of fruits. Version 1 was code-named Red Prawn and Version 2 was code-named D24. Xinshu Dong, CEO at Zilliqa, went on to explain the significance of this testnet launch as follows: This is a major technical milestone — as far as we know, this is the first fully-fledged testnet in the world to implement network, transaction, and smart contract sharding. This specific testnet has addressed some of the security issues discovered by our security auditors, and added required safety checks and extra enforcement mechanisms to improve the stability of the system. Testnet v3 Similar to the Upcoming Mainnet The launch of the Mainnet has been scheduled for the 31st of January and this new Testnet has features similar to the upcoming Mainnet. These features include: The full-scale implementation of Scilla programming language across the network. New nodes can now execute contracts Implementation of smart contract sharding, transaction sharding and network sharding Public mining of testnet ZILs in an eco-friendly manner as GPUs only run at full load for a small fraction of time New incentive mechanism that reward nodes by considering their contributions to the consensus protocol New easier and efficient upgrading protocol How to Mine on Testnet v3 - Mao Shan Wang Full details and documentation on how to carry out mining will be made available by the team this Monday, December 3rd, 2018. This will provide timely technical support and bug-fixing for the network’s miners. The team at Zilliqa has however provided the following technical specifications to run a node on the public testnet. Ubuntu 16.04.5 64-bit OS Intel i5 processor or later 8GB DRR3 RAM or higher Optional: GPU cards (e.g 1 x GTX 1060 with 3GB vRAM) NAT environment with UPnP feature supported on your router or a public IP address What are your thoughts on the Zilliqa project? Do you believe it will become a game-changer in the blockchain and crypto space? Please let us know in the comment section below. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional 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 Zilliqa (ZIL) Releases Testnet v3 in Preparation for the Mainnet Launch appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 months ago

Zilliqa Testnet v3.0 Mao Shan Wang is now live. This is a m...

Zilliqa Testnet v3.0 Mao Shan Wang is now live. This is a major technical milestone — as far as we know, this is t… https://t.co/N8WuTU2xf7

2 months ago

Cryptocurrency Market Update: Stellar (XLM) Climbs to Fourth Spot

FOMO Moments Crypto markets have held their gains, Stellar and Zcash leading the way. Cryptocurrency markets have held on to their gains following two days of recovery from extremely low levels. Things are not great mind you and markets are still at very depressed levels for the year, but the good news is that they haven’t dumped any further over the past 24 hours and total market capitalization is still just below the $140 billion level. Bitcoin has stayed above the $4,200 resistance turned support level but has not moved and remains at just above $4,200 at the time of writing. BTC actually made it to $4,400 over the past day but could not get above it. Ethereum has remained flat just below $118, and falling back again its lowest level for 18 months. XRP in second hasn’t moved much either but remains firmly above ETH. Altcoins are generally on the up at the moment with some outperforming others. The top ten’s clear winner over the past day is Stellar which has made another 3% to take it above Bitcoin Cash and into fourth spot. XLM is currently trading at $0.167 with $100 million more in market cap than BCH which has fallen back slightly. EOS is also dropping while BSV and ADA fall another couple of percent each. Zcash is making moves in the top twenty as it gets listed on Coinbase Pro. ZEC made a further 10% on the day but fell back in the last hour as it hovers just above $80. The rest of the altcoins in this section have lost a percent or two during today’s Asian trading session aside from Tezos which is sliding 7%. Today’s big pump is Theta Token on 100% and Centrality with 8%. Getting dumped on is Sirin Labs Token which has been up and down like a yoyo in recent days. Today SRN is down 27%, Verge and Zilliqa also losing double digits in the top one hundred. Total market capitalization lower than it was this time yesterday, $136 billion, with a 3% slide. Trade volume has dropped back to $17 billion and things seem to be calming down as we round out another week. Bitcoin dominance is just under 54% maintaining its ratio over the altcoins which, as usual, suffer greater losses during market dumps. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Cryptocurrency Market Update: Stellar (XLM) Climbs to Fourth Spot appeared first on NewsBTC.

2 months ago

Cryptocurrency Market Update: Another Rebound Which May Not Last

FOMO Moments Markets rebound again, but have a long way to go; Monero, Nem and Zcash rising Bitcoin SV dumping hard. There has been another rebound today as markets bounce between two low levels. Yesterday’s decline has reversed as that $7 billion has been funneled back into crypto today to take market capitalization back over $130 billion again. Bitcoin has pulled back the 7% it lost yesterday to take it back above $4,000 again, but only just. BTC hit that support zone of $3,650 for the third time yesterday and bounced off it again. A short spurt a few hours ago has propelled Bitcoin back towards its resistance level at $4,100 which it has also hit a couple of times. Ethereum is slow to do anything these days though it has been dragged back from the sub $100 cliff by 7% to $115 at the time of writing. It is completely tethered to the movements of Bitcoin at the moment as most cryptos are. Altcoins are generally in the green during the day’s Asian trading session. The biggest climber in the top ten over the past 24 hours has been Monero, gaining 11% to knock Cardano down to eleventh. Stellar and Litecoin have both clawed back 9%, Bitcoin Cash and EOS have moved very little, and Bitcoin SV has dumped 10% down to $90, sliding back down the chart it only entered yesterday. Further down in the top twenty Nem and Zcash are making 12%, with Ethereum Classic and Neo close to 10% on the day. Continuing to fall back down the market cap charts along with Cardano is VeChain and OmiseGO. Big fomo driven pumps at the fat end of the top one hundred altcoins list are happening for Bitcoin Private. A listing on Changehero has boosted BTCP which is up over 30% at the moment. Zilliqa, Digibyte and Verge are all making more than 17% on the day. Joining Bitcoin SV at the messy end of the table is Factom and ODEM dumping all recent gains in a well repeated pattern. There are only a handful of altcoins losing ground today though. Total crypto market capitalization has gained 5.6% on the day taking it back to $131 billion where it was on Monday. Trade volume is up to $18 billion which is higher than it has been for quite some time, discounting the big purge last week. Since the same time last Wednesday however markets are still down 9%. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Cryptocurrency Market Update: Another Rebound Which May Not Last appeared first on NewsBTC.

2 months ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Crypto Market Sees Slight Upward Movement

The overall cryptocurrency market has seen some slight upward movement over the past day, with the total market cap increasing by around $2 billion. At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is up 2% on the 24-hour chart and trading at $3,826 while XRP is up 2.5% and trading at $0.361. Out of the top 100 coins, the best performing coin over the past 24-hours has been Zilliqa (ZIL), currently up 33.88% and trading at $0.0187. (JF)

2 months ago

Zilliqa Testnet Launch Behind $18m ZIL Upswing

The sharding blockchain network Zilliqa (ZIL) has announced it will be releasing the third testnet version ahead of the mainnet launch early next year. In an announcement on the project’s official blog post, Zilliqa said it would launch Testnet v3 sometime next week. One of the principal new features added as part of the new testnet will be public mining. Although still simulated, ZIL miners will be able to try out their equipment prior to the mainnet launch, scheduled for January 31st, 2019. The Zilliqa team also updated the community on the progress of Project Proton. In partnership with the media company MindShares, the collaboration is designing and building digital advertising applications for the ZIL network. The project aims to have finalized Project Proton’s smart contracts by the end of the year; these will automatically exchange tokens between involved parties in the advertising supply chain. The market reacted positively to the announcement, which was published midway through the Asia trading day. At around 09:00 GMT, at the beginning of the European markets, the price per coin lurched upwards from $0.013 to $0.016. Although somewhat incremental at an individual token level, this played out as an $18m increase in the Zilliqa market cap in less than an hour. Although the coin flatlined for most of the day, it has since begun to show signs of increasing again. Zilliqa tokens were trading at just below $0.016 at the time of writing; its total value up by $2m in the past hour. Zilliqa Testnet Zilliqa is a blockchain platform. Beginning in the summer of 2017, it uses a technique known as sharding. Rather than network nodes confirming all transactions, sharding splits nodes into smaller consensus groups. With fewer parties confirming a smaller number of transactions, it speeds up the transaction time, making the network scalable. The development team claimed in early April that Zilliqa could handle more than 2,000 transactions per second (tps) during internal stress tests, as Crypto Briefing previously reported. For perspective, Bitcoin (BTC) can manage around 7 tps and Ethereum (ETH) about 15 tps; Visa, the largest payment processor in the world, currently has a ceiling of around 24,000 tps. Instead of the Solidity coding language used on Ethereum, Zilliqa uses its own ‘Scilla’ language, which it says makes its smart contracts bug-resistant. Unveiled in mid-May, it is designed so that developers writing out the code can implement security features as they go. It is, however, more ‘verbose’ and it generally takes longer to create a Zilliqa smart contract than one based on Ethereum. The author is invested in BTC, ETH and ZIL, which is mentioned in this article. The post Zilliqa Testnet Launch Behind $18m ZIL Upswing appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

2 months ago

At #SGIndustryDay to show how Zilliqa and Mindshare (part of...

At #SGIndustryDay to show how Zilliqa and Mindshare (part of Group M) are transforming programmatic advertising wit… https://t.co/6bn0hjSvzt

2 months ago

Best ICOs for 2018 That could Turn the Fortunes Around

CoinSpeaker Best ICOs for 2018 That could Turn the Fortunes Around If you were given the opportunity of joining the league of the world’s wealthy people, what would you do with it? You would probably jump at the offer. Such opportunities are rare and any wise person would not want to miss out on it. You can still realize your dream of making it big in the world of Cryptos by taking an advantage of some of the best ICO 2018. Though the ICO market is a highly volatile terrain, this list of top ICOs is one you can leverage to invest with a lot more certainty than any investment made by you ever before! This best ICO list is categorized based on funding, ROI, QuickScore, as well as the general hype or publicity they are able to generate. 1.Block.one/EOS The Block.one ICO pulled the strings in the area of funding to successfully raise the sum of $4.1 billion on behalf of EOS, making it arguably the most funded ICO. EOS is simply a platform where scalable contracts can be performed. 2 TON (Telegram) TON is an acronym for Telegram Open Network, which emerged as the solution to issues prevalent to all cryptocurrencies. The aim of this ICO is quite simple, which is to give blockchain a common foundation, in such a way that it is easily accessible. The architecture of this project is designed to enable: Wider user base Easy to use interface Speed and scalability 3. Zilliqa Zilliqa is the ICO to beat when it comes to Return on Investment (ROI). The ICO was able to rake in as much as 1,800 percent profit from the time its ICO was conducted to the end of July 2018. Zilliqa is a platform that hosts decentralized application that takes advantage of sharding. 4. Ubex This platform is designed for advertisers who need to take advantage of smart contracts and artificial intelligence to help get their messages across to the best websites possible. With a score of 4.6, it is arguably qualified to be on the best ICO 2018 list. 5. Kodak Who has not heard about Kodak? Most people own or use a traditional Kodak camera for their photography. Today, Kodak has launched its KODAKCoin, which is designed to protect the digital rights of photographers by using the blockchain. The main ideology behind the ICO is simple: digital photographs will have the information of the creators and become traceable. Intellectual property rights are a major issue and are disrupted by political and social shakes. However, the KODAK ICO is using its token to protect the digital rights of photographers. Final Words Most times these ICOs are termed best because of the success and investment returns that are provided. Becoming successful is all about investment. Smart investing is not about the avoidance of risk but taking intelligent risk. However, you don’t have to invest in tech only when it comes to ICOs and the blockchain but you must consider the team behind it and the community the ICO springs. Best ICOs for 2018 That could Turn the Fortunes Around

2 months ago

Zilliqa (ZIL) Mainnet Launch Scheduled for 31st January 2019

A date for the Mainnet launch has finally been set by the team at Zilliqa (ZIL). Investors and enthusiasts of the project can now look forward to January 31st 2019, as the date when the ZIL project will migrate to its own blockchain. Initially, the Mainnet launch was scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018 but the team postponed so they could release a solid, secure and reliable product. They had requested for additional time from the Zilliqa community to carry out finishing touches on the platform. January 31st Confirmed The date was confirmed via a recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) session the team at ZIL held via the social media platforms of Reddit and Telegram. The full AMA session has been documented by the team and is now available online. Also to note, is that before the Mainnet is released, the team will release the third version of the Testnet by the end of November. During the release of the third Testnet, the team will also issue mining guidelines for the platform. Safety and Security Audits The team also informed the Zilliqa community that the platform has undergone safety and security audits carried out by 3 individual companies. They went on to add that the findings from the audit were not critical and they will release the public report as soon as possible. Token Swap Window In the recently updated Roadmap of the project, the token swap from the ERC20 tokens to the new ZIL on the new blockchain will start from the end of Q1, 2019. The token swap will continue into the second quarter of 2019. The time frame that covers several months will provide ample time for owners of ZIL to swap their tokens. The token swap will be supported by various prominent exchanges. Vision for The Next 3 - 5 Years When asked about the vision of the project for the next 3 - 5 years, the team had this to say: Our goal is to become a top blockchain platform in the next year. Beyond that, we want to continue to drive forward blockchain technology and bring to life the latest scientific research in a manner that is useful and relevant - we believe that Zilliqa should be the one to disrupt Zilliqa. We are keen to be the enabler of business use cases - profitable or otherwise - that can benefit from the more fricitonless flow of information, data and resources. What are your thoughts on the future of the Zilliqa project? Do you believe it will disrupt the blockchain industry? Please let us know in the comment section below. The post Zilliqa (ZIL) Mainnet Launch Scheduled for 31st January 2019 appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 months ago

We are excited to announce the second wave of Zilliqa ecosys...

We are excited to announce the second wave of Zilliqa ecosystem grant awardees! We have 11 great new projects, incl… https://t.co/PtAdLeFafB

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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

2 months 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)

3 months 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.

3 months 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)

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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

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