Demystifying Digital Assets Part 3

Demystifying Digital Assets Part 3
Source: Blog - Ripple.com

Blockchain might seem often synonymous with Bitcoin — but the reality is that the most impactful application of distributed ledger technology isn’t just as a store of value — instead it’s in a use case designed to revolutionize how companies make payments across borders. This impact is especially significant for financial institutions and companies who have relied on a standard method for any payments that needed to move over an international border. With Ripple’s solutions, xCurrent, xVia and xRapid, a cross-border transaction can now happen instantaneously, with better transparency, and at a much lower cost. In our third iteration of the Demystifying Digital Assets series with Oanda, we take a deep dive into how blockchain powered technology like Ripple’s solutions, are revolutionizing cross-border payments. Check it out here. The post Demystifying Digital Assets Part 3 appeared first on Ripple.

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ICONOMI Q&A Session: February Edition

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

ICONOMI Q&A Session: February EditionThank you for joining our February Q&A Session on Reddit. Like every month, we enjoyed answering your questions. This time we answered questions regarding ICN utility, our upcoming Big Four audit, the fiat ramp-up, and more. Read below for our answers to the twenty top upvoted questions.When will we get a clear use of the ICN token on the platform?by Bumerang007We will publicly specify two usages for ICN in mid-March, which we will announce in a blog post. Implementation will follow soon after.Will ICONOMI consider burning ICN (as part of the repayment program) directly from the treasury’s ICN, at the price the treasury acquired it at (if that price is less than market price)?by jesusthatsgreatNo, the repayment program will continue to be conducted based on the original design. We may choose to allocate treasury ICN for burning, but…

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Amid Pump & Dump Boom, The Bancor Protocol Helps Tokens Fight Back

Source: Blog - bancor.network

Last month, organizers of a Telegram chat group sent a message encouraging their 79,000 members to collectively buy a cryptocurrency that had yet to be named: “Next pump will be in 6 hours and 27 minutes. Let’s make this a pump we will never forget!” Hours later, another message (“2 minutes left!”), then an image revealing the name of the token, GVT, or Genesis Vision, a platform for crypto-traders. Within seconds, GVT’s price surged 133 percent on the cryptocurrency exchange Binance, where it sat for a few minutes, before crashing back down to pre-pump price levels. “Congratulations to the ones that got profit,” the organizers wrote, “Next pump will be scheduled soon!”Welcome to the wild world of cryptocurrency pump and dumps, where insiders artificially inflate the value of tokens in orchestrated attempts to quickly profit at the expense of other…

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Status Alpha 0.9.14 Release Notes

Source: Blog - Status.im

We’re excited to announce the release of our next Alpha version 0.9.14 on iOS and Android. If you haven’t already, you can request early access to the iOS build or Android version on our homepage https://status.im by entering your email. If you have installed Status before, just update the app from within TestFlight, or using the PlayStore.Status is the mobile window into Ethereum and we want the view to be as expansive as possible, but sometimes — to see really far — you need a certain simplicity of focus and attention. In keeping with that idea, since our last release on January 30th, we’ve reworked the entire structure of the app with feedback from our Design and UX research teams in order to produce an even more beautiful, streamlined and intuitive experience for you.Notable updates include the change in the tab structure itself: we have…

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How the Waves token launcher is different from other platforms

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Token creation is faster, simpler and costs less than on other platforms, with tokens immediately tradable on the built-in decentralised exchange. In the coming weeks we will be making further improvements to the interface and adding even more functionality.Waves was designed to address the shortcomings of existing blockchains, with custom token creation and management its number one priority. Whilst there are several blockchain platforms that allow users to create custom tokens, these all have various flaws for mainstream users. Waves offers a number of significant benefits, making blockchain tokenisation a truly grassroots movement:No smart contracts are requiredAnyone can create a token: no programming experience is neededConsequently, no code audit is required, minimising overheadsNo maintenance or monitoring is neededTokens can be launched in under a few secondsIt costs just 1 WAVES to launch a new tokenTokens can be traded immediately on Waves’ integrated decentralised exchangeUpdated token launcherThe…

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How Bancor Dramatically Cut Ethereum Gas Costs

Source: Blog - bancor.network

The Bancor Network for decentralized liquidity is fundamentally different than traditional and decentralized exchanges. Whereas trading on exchanges requires matching between buyers and sellers, the Bancor Protocol enables users to convert tokens without a counterparty. Another key differentiator is the Bancor Protocol doesn’t rely on added fees, but rather on the growth of BNT (and thus network usage) for its expansion. The only fees incurred by users are those required to transact with the underlying blockchain (e.g., gas on Ethereum). That said, the smart contracts Bancor uses to enable on-chain liquidity (matching users to smart contract-owned liquidity pools, rather than each other) are computationally intensive and can cause the cost of gas to be relatively higher than other services which simply swap tokens between buyers and sellers (and usually charge added fees).We were pleased when Ethereum released the Byzantium upgrade and…

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Борис Акимов из LavkaLavka токенизировал себя на Waves Platform

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Борис Акимов, фермер и основатель стартапа по производству органических продуктов LavkaLavka, стал первым предпринимателем, который использовал Waves Platform для токенизации своих навыков и времени.«У меня возникла простая идея. Я обладаю определенными навыками, знаниями, опытом и временем, в течение которого могу их реализовывать. Владельцы токенов могут воспользоваться ими в зависимости от того, сколько токенов у них есть. Чем лучше я выполняю работу, тем выше спрос на мои навыки и знания, а значит, тем выше курс токенов, выпущенных на Waves. И наоборот, чем ниже качество моей работы, тем дешевле будет стоить токен. Этот подход «свободного рынка» к моим собственным способностям очень привлекателен и для меня представляет одну из наиболее сильных сторон блокчейна и криптовалют», — говорит Борис Акимов, основатель LavkaLavka и BioCoin.В некотором смысле идея Акимова не является чем-то новым. Деньги были впервые разработаны в Древнем Шумере как средство токенизации времени. Однако токен, который будет размещен…

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Entrepreneurs tokenise themselves on Waves Platform

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Boris Akimov from organic food startup LavkaLavka is one of the first to explore a new application for the blockchain.From the earliest days of blockchain, it has been clear that the new suite of technologies has the potential to change finance and business dramatically. Blockchain tokens can represent a wide range of forms of value. Now, entrepreneurs are starting to use Waves Platform to tokenise another intriguing asset class: themselves.One of the first people to explore this new trend of self-tokenisation is Boris Akimov, a farmer and the founder of LavkaLavka, a farming co-operative supported by its own blockchain token designed to benefit everyone in the ‘farm-to-table’ supply chain. No stranger to blockchain technology and ICOs, Boris has now decided to take his interest a step further by tokenising his own time and skills.“In fact this is a simple idea in…

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Who Are the PIVX Panthers?

Who Are the PIVX Panthers?
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

You’ve probably seen us posting (bragging) about the PIVX Panthers in recent months. But who exactly are the PIVX Panthers? Read this letter provided by Danielle and Dean, Team PIVX members and PIVX Panthers mentors, to learn more! Who Are the PIVX Panthers? My name is Danielle and my husband’s name is Dean. We became interested in robotics about 5 years ago when our son joined the Cyber Gnomes robotics team in new Lowell ON. My husband became a mentor with the Cyber Gnomes the following year and mentored the team in the build of their robot and the programming of it as well. After seeing how robotics changed the lives of the student’s involved it was decided that we needed to bring robotics to Barrie. The PIVX Panthers are a VEX EDR Robotics team from Barrie, ON, Canada. We…

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Golem: what & who we are, where we are at (revisited)

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

We’ve come a long way since we defined the project in words and not commits, pull requests and testnet releases. A year and a half in Blockchain equals a decade in the real world. We’ve gone through many changes, challenges, and every day we get closer to our mainnet release (though we’re still not there — so hold your horses, dear hodlers), so a a high level recap of Golem is in order.Our team has also grown — people from all over the world are joining the Golem family to work together on a multi-cultural team that’s smart, ambitious, receptive and responsible at the same time. We’ll soon dig deeper into this matter on an upcoming blogpost.We are allocating efforts and resources to cater to the demands and inquiries of our community better; particularly in regards to business development and improving our marketing resources and…

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ICONOMI in Vienna: Meet the Managers Event

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

ICONOMI in Vienna: Meet the Managers EventOn February 14, ICONOMI hosted an event in Vienna bringing together four of our DAA managers — Columbus Capital, CARUS-AR, Pecun.io, and Solidum Capital — with ICONOMI supporters and potential clients for a day of keynote talks and interactive panel discussions with a focus on learning and building relationships in the emerging cryptocurrency world.Gregor Zupanc, Solidum PrimeGregor Zupanc of Solidum Prime made some bold predictions for 2018.The event started with a presentation by Gregor Zupanc of Solidum Prime, who presented an overview of the market in 2017. He analyzed different investment strategies and their performance in 2017 and made some bold predictions for 2018. Most attendees found it very interesting when he said he expects Bitcoin to lose its position of dominance later this year. Furthermore, he backed up his words with data and demonstrated how Bitcoin is losing dominance while…

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На гребне волны: как не стать жертвой фишинга в соцсетях

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Group-IB заблокировала 3125 фейковых групп и 158 фишинговых ресурсов блокчейн-платформы Waves PlatformВ январе несколько сотен пользователей Facebook по всему миру получили уведомление, что их имена отметили на странице, якобы принадлежащей блокчейн-платформе Waves Platform. В сообщениях, написанных, как под копирку, говорились, что им невероятно повезло — они стали победителями конкурса и получат бонус в 20 монет Waves и 1 Ethereum. Тут же — ссылка, по которой надо перейти, чтобы получить приз — около $ 1200. Никакого бонуса на самом деле не было — это была масштабная фишинговая атака.Долгое время интернет-мошенники использовали фишинг в соцсетях для получения данных банковских карт, логинов и паролей онлайн-кабинетов клиентов банков, но последнее время под ударом оказались проекты, выходящие на ICO, трейдеры, крипто-энтузиасты и другие владельцы криптовалют. Выбирают тех, у кого много френдов или большое влияние на аудиторию. По данным Group-IB, на долю фишинга приходится более 50% всех криптоатак, крупная фишинговая группировка похищает от $30,000 до…

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PIVX Android Wallet Update: Payment Request, Fiat Conversion Support & More!

PIVX Android Wallet Update: Payment Request, Fiat Conversion Support & More!
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

As we mentioned in our 2018 Roadmap release – we only highlighted 15 of our planned upgrades throughout the year! While our dev team is still working tirelessly behind the scenes on major updates like zPoS and zDEX – we’re happy to announce that a major update to our Android mobile wallet is now available. Some new features included in this update: Payment Request Added With the updated Android wallet, you are now able to request a payment amount, and a QR code will be generated that, when scanned by the customer, will automatically input your address and the amount in PIVX owed to you. Allowing for much smoother and quicker transactions. This makes it easier for merchants who want to accept PIVX and charge their clients the correct amount in their local currency. What this means for merchants accepting PIVX:Receiving…

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DAA Manager Insights: Blockchain Assets Pty Ltd

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

DAA Manager Insights: Blockchain Assets Pty LtdKlaus Schwab’s saying that “Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities — to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work. “ This is the logic our DAA manager Blockchain Assets Pty Ltd (Ian Love and Calvin Ngo) is seeing in blockchain trends. Today’s insights point toward interesting trends that not many of us are aware of.In 1992, when many multinationals were coming to Asia for the first time and rapidly expanding their footprint there, you moved to Hong Kong and helped PwC establish businesses in Cambodia and Vietnam. In 2016, you got involved with blockchain, and a few months later you founded Australia’s first digital asset management firm. It seems you always recognize good opportunities and follow the trends….

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Join our community on Rocket.Chat!

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

Join our community on Rocket.Chat!If you are a member of the Slack community, an account with your username and email will be waiting for you on Rocket.Chat — ICONOMI’s new official chat platform. Just click “Forgot your password” on the login page in the link below and you will receive an email to set up a new password. If you are not a member of our Slack channel, just follow the “Register a New Account” link.As an anonymous user, you are able to read all the channels, but if you want to join the conversation, you will have to sign up. We’ve settled on the following initial channels:Announcements: Official updates posted by ICONOMI team membersBug reports: For submitting bug reportsPublic: General discussion open to the publicICN Hodlers: General discussion — posting is limited to verified ICN holders with at least 1,000 ICN (Read our…

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Announcing Ethereum Community Fund

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

We’ve been developing Golem for a few years now, and as Ethereum is one of the core infrastructure components for us, we had the opportunity to take a close look at its evolution from both the end-user point of view and most importantly, from a Dapps developer perspective. As Ethereum and related technologies go through rapid development, there is still room for improvement and evolution.Golem is not a project that exists in isolation. It stands as a part of a broader, greater ecosystem full of ambitious and groundbreaking projects. We are all in constant communication, finding ways to improve and develop further.A group of such projects decided to ally to support the Ethereum network, the platform that allowed us to pursue our ideas, and through which we are thriving. On this decentralized world, we have come together and decided to introduce…

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Block by block: building a complete blockchain ecosystem.

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Being in the blockchain space for around 4 years by now I have seen various stages of its development, from being some kind of a curiosity for nerds and cryptoanarchists to an almost industry-grade adoption. It is incredible that it took such a short amount of time, in other industries such developments can take a life-time. But the blockchain concept is so disruptive that it just blows you out of the water and speeds up your life forever.So now we are close to some kind of mainstream adoption. Everybody knows about blockchain, many people thinking about how to use it in their businesses, many buy cryptotokens looking for profits, governments world wide are struggling with regulation. Interest is huge, the technology is incredibly promising, the question is can we obtain anything from it right here right now?And when you consider this question…

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2018 Monthly Update I

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

2018 Monthly Update IWelcome to the first monthly update of the year. Over the past month, we added four new DAA managers, added five new supported digital assets, and hosted our first live Meet the Managers event in Vienna. Read on for a detailed overview.New DAA Managers and DAA InsightsDAA ManagersSven Van de Perre’s long-term-oriented Exponential Age Array (EAA) focuses on technologies and ventures that have the potential to become the backbone of the industry they operate in.The StrongCoindex (SCX) DAA is also focused on long-term gains, providing exposure to the platform’s top 19 cryptocurrencies with the highest market cap.Matjaz Rakovec’s Global Blockchain Arrays — Top 15 (GBA15) is composed of fifteen equally weighted digital assets with the highest market capitalization and high trading volume on the platform.Francis Lee’s Future Crypto Economy (FCE) DAA looks for a combination of highly innovative projects that will…

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Congratulations to all participants and winners of the writing competition!

Source: Blog - Status.im

The Status Community writing competition is completed and the judging has been finalized. Overall there were over 25 valid submissions and we had 14 of our internal team members go through two vigorous rounds of judging to determine the winner!without further ado the winners have been decided1st Place: @Etherone — $500 SNT + Status Swag2nd Place: @gakonst — $200 SNT + Status Swag3rd Place: @YalorMewn — $100 SNT + Status SwagAll other valid submissions that were longer than 1000 words and original for the writing competition who signed up for it will be receiving Status Swag so be on the lookout if you were part of it!As promised, here is the winning submission featured on our blog! Enjoy, and make sure to check out all of the great submissions entered in the #writingcompetition channel in our Riot, and learn more about our next competition very soon!Epitome< Ether is all around us. Always has…

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Brave Launches Million Dollar Referral Program

Source: Blog - Basic Attention Token

Supporting Publishers And YouTube Creators With Crypto-TokensCreators Earn Approximately 5 USD Worth of Promotional BAT for Each Active User They Bring to the Brave BrowserBrave Software, which is combining an innovative browser with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, announced today that it is launching an up to Million Dollar referral program to reward online publishers and YouTube creators. Brave will contribute promotional Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) to creators who get their fans to switch to the Brave browser. Brave is a faster, more private browser that also provides a built-in method of supporting content creators. Creators will earn BAT worth approximately 5 USD for each active user they bring to Brave.The process for creators is simple: they invite their users to download Brave (via Twitter, Facebook, links on their YouTube channels, or a campaign badge on their site) after activating the promotion…

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Waves Ecosystem Explained

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Waves was founded on the idea that blockchain is a technology of the people: a grassroots phenomenon that puts ordinary individuals and companies back in control of their own finances, business processes and much else besides by offering fundamentally improved security, transparency and convenience.As “blockchain for the people”, Waves caters to a wide range of stakeholders, and its platform is designed to deliver value to different users and use cases: consumers, entrepreneurs, individual and institutional investors alike. It’s an ecosystem of businesses, services and communities, all utilising the benefits of Waves’ cutting-edge and constantly-evolving technology.For InvestorsWaves has one of the most user-friendly crypto wallets in existence, making it straightforward to access the full range of the platform’s powerful features. The wallet has been designed with best practices in mind, meaning that it compares favourably with the user interfaces of the…

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Announcing SAFE DevCon 2018

Announcing SAFE DevCon 2018
Source: Blog - Maidsafe.net

  We’re happy to announce that we’re running our second DevCon in Ayr! On Monday 23rd April 2018, the global MaidSafe team will be descending on Ayr Racecourse for an event that’s focused primarily on developers who are currently working (or wanting to work) on SAFE Network apps. Whilst we’ve held various events previously (not least the conference in Asia in 2017) and the community has been running meetups around the world for the past few years, it’s the first time that we’ll have all the team in one location for a day solely dedicated to the SAFE Network. The full agenda will be published in a couple of weeks – but you can assume that we’ll have a wide range of speakers from across the different areas of the protocol running through the existing state of the SAFE Network,…

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ICONOMI community chat platform migrating to Rocket.Chat

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

ICONOMI community chat platform migrating to Rocket.ChatICONOMI will migrate from Slack to Rocket.Chat. The new chat platform will open to the community on Friday, February 16!We’re happy to announce that after research and testing, the ICONOMI team will transition from Slack to Rocket.Chat for open communication and collaboration with our community members.We are extremely happy to see how much our community has increased since opening our community channel. There have been ups and downs, but overall it became a great place for ICONOMI supporters to ask questions and discuss interesting topics and ICONOMI news.Finding a better platform for our CommunitySlack was not designed for large communities. New sign-ups to our Slack channel were permanently disabled in October. Since then, we’ve been reviewing other platforms that promote transparent discussion while providing moderators and administrators additional control to moderate spam, scammers, and other…

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Geth 1.8 – Iceberg¹

Source: Blog - Ethereum.org

After waaay too much time under development, we’re proud to finally announce version 1.8.0 of the Go Ethereum client: Iceberg! The release fixes a lot of pain points felt by the community and ships a few notable new features, tallying up to ~170 modifications! Please note, this release introduces a few breaking changes that may affect certain power users! If you are running a production setup, make sure you read the “Breaking changes” section at the end of this blog post! Client synchronization A huge amount of work went into this release that isn’t immediately visible, rather they’re under the hood changes to make everybody’s life just a little bit more pleasant. We’ve tried to address many of the issues our users were reporting around syncing and block processing. We’re not quite where we’d like to be, but the experience…

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On choosing consciously and protecting your data

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

Photo by Marek OsiecimskiThe media outlet Salon sparked some controversy by publicly giving readers the choice to lease computing power to mine a particular cryptocurrency, trading it for the right to read their articles free of charge.This event might seem like an outrage, and might be new to some, but this is not a novelty at all. Throughout the history of cryptocurrency mining, we have seen many actors doing so without the consent of the user. Take the example of a Starbucks franchise in a big Latin American metropolis: by providing free internet, they launched code that allowed your computer to mine this cryptocurrency mentioned above for them, without any consent.As opposed to this flagrant abuse of the consumers, Salon has come forward: they need to earn money, pay salaries, etc.: it is all legitimate and carefully worded on their FAQs. But…

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ICE 2018 round up

ICE 2018 round up

What did we get up to at ICE, you ask? Here’s our ICE 2018 round up  Last week it was all hands on deck for our first big unveiling to the industry. Here’s a quick round-up of our three days at ICE.  Also check our video update HERE! It’s worth a reminder that ICE Totally Gaming is the world’s largest gambling conference, filling two huge halls at ExCel London (some 100,000 sq metres in floor space). It attracts 600 exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors from over 150 countries – in short it’s big and everyone who’s anyone in the gambling world is there. We used the opportunity to launch the FunFair Technology brand to the gambling industry and set out to achieve the following goals: Raise awareness of FunFair amongst the gambling industry Educate the industry about the blockchain…

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Stratis Development Roadmap Update

Stratis Development Roadmap Update
Source: Blog - Stratisplatform.com

The Stratis Q1 and Q2 Roadmap is now available, highlighting the key deliverables from Stratis over the course of this period.   Full Node GUI The Full Node GUI is constantly improving, this release is built upon the feedback received from the Alpha release in December. This release will be a Mainnet Beta release. Breeze Privacy Protocol The Breeze Wallet with Privacy Protocol has progressed through various internal test phases that focused on further testing of the protocol. In addition, rigorous testing has continued around the ‘accounting’ of the protocol with coin safety as a top concern. Expect to see the Mainnet Beta release during this period. Full Node Development work on the full node continues and we are currently undertaking extensive test cycles. This will be a Mainnet Beta release. ICO Platform The ICO platform will be utilized by…

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#ILovePIVX Valentines Day Contest

#ILovePIVX Valentines Day Contest
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

Love is in the air! Valentines Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate it and show our love for our PIVX community, than by making a Sweet Heart of a Valentines Day Contest! Here is your chance to truly shine and use your imagination, not to mention sharing your love of PIVX. Here are the 3 steps: Step 1: Do ANY or ALL of the following 3 tasks: Take a photo of yourself and/or others showing love for PIVX! OR Write and post a ‘Love letter to PIVX’! OR Let us know how you use your UPF (Universal Purple Flow) out in the world! Here are some ideas: – Take a photo of you wearing PIVX clothing. – Take a photo of a homemade Valentine card you made for PIVX. – Take a photo of…

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Lisk Community Update — January 2018

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

January has been an incredibly productive month for every department at Lisk HQ and we’re excited to update you all on our progress. We have been generating strong momentum with new additions to the team, plans for marketing campaigns and strong development output. As the Relaunch Event on February 20 quickly approaches, we can’t wait to show off what we’ve been working on!The Community Update for January will review the following:Company UpdateCommunity UpdateMarketing UpdateDevelopment UpdateCompany UpdatesLast month, Lisk participated in two major exchange listings: bitFlyer and Huobi. As our presence in Asia continues to grow, we’ve been developing strong local communities in the Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Korean markets in particular.Each month brings more firepower to the ever-expanding Lightcurve. In January, we welcomed HR Generalist Eve, Community Manager Jan, Backend Developer Manu, Backend Developer Vitaly and Financial Analyst Lothar.In addition, the entire…

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Litecoin Core v0.15.0.1 Release Candidate

Source: Blog - Litcoin.org

Follow the Google+ page or Twitter for the latest dev news.We are pleased to release Litecoin Core 0.15.0.1 release candidate. This is a new major version release, including new features, various bugfixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations.It is recommended for power users to upgrade to this version. After sufficient testing, Litecoin Core v0.15.0.1 final will be released and is recommended for all users to upgrade.Performance ImprovementsVersion 0.15 contains a number of significant performance improvements, which make Initial Block Download, startup, transaction and block validation much faster:The chainstate database (which is used for tracking UTXOs) has been changed from a per-transaction model to a per-output model (See PR 10195). Advantages of this model are that it:avoids the CPU overhead of deserializing and serializing the unused outputs;has more predictable memory usage;uses simpler code;is adaptable to various future cache flushing strategies.As a result, validating the blockchain during…

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Parity / Multisig / Ethereum

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

A Statement from Golem’s CEOImage under Wikimedia Commons LicenseDue to the issue in the latest Parity multisig code, all Paritymultisigs deployed after 20th of July this year are frozen. It is unclear at the moment if the funds are recoverable, but it seems likelythat no action on the smart contract side can be taken to unfreeze those wallets.This does not affect Golem’s main multisig holding, our crowdfunded ETH, asit was deployed in November 2016 and is not a Parity multisig, but comesfrom the ConsenSys team (now it is known as Gnosis multisig). The vast majority of Golem’s resources are unaffected. However, Golem does have hold some additional resources — a small fraction of all Golem holdings — in the Parity multisig framework and we are investigating how this may be recovered in the near future.There is no reason for Golem’s community to be alarmed.- Julian Zawistowski, CEO, GolemParity /…

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Re-airdrop of OMG tokens

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

We have just initiated the re-airdrop of OMG tokens transferred to Golem’s multisig.Airdrop Image under Creative Commons LicenseImportant: We will not request anything from your side. Any e-mail, website, etc. asking you to do something for the re-airdrop is fake. Remember, you do not have to do anything, just wait for your OMG to arrive. If anyone reaches out and asks you for information to participate in the OMG airdrop they are trying to scam you. If you come across any potential scams or other malicious behavior regarding this airdrop please notify us via contact@golem.network.We will use the distribution of GNT from block 4269226 (13–07–2017 10:46:05 UTC), which is the block when a portion of OMG was transferred to Golem’s multisig. The amount for re-airdrop is 29,303.67 OMG. Here is an overview of the process and what you need to know…

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Status Named One of World’s Most Innovative Projects

Source: Blog - Status.im

Wins Exclusive Spot on Netexplo’s 2018 Grand Prix Award Shortlist, COO speaking at UNESCO House on February 13thAt Status, we see a future that’s more open and equitable thanks to the power and promise of the decentralized Web. That’s why we’re honored to be selected for a 2018 Grand Prix Award at the 11th annual Netexplo Innovation Forum. Nabil Naghdy, our COO, will accept the award and speak at the UNESCO House in Paris on February 13th — and you can watch it live.An independent organization based in Paris, Netexplo studies the impact of digital tech on society and business; its corporate and academic sponsors from around the world represent some of the most influential figures in technology. We’ll share the spotlight with nine other innovative projects (out of more than 2,000 considered by Netexplo’s international network of experts), including new efforts in AI,…

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DAA Manager Insights: Sven Van de Perre

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

DAA Manager Insights: Sven Van de PerreMark Zuckerberg said that “Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was also once a dream, and so were computers and smartphones.” The same is true for crypto, and our DAA Manager Sven Van de Perre offers interesting insights about when the public will treat cryptocurrency as an everyday technology.You are based in Belgium and are part of a tech start-up that’s building an AR advertising network running on crypto. Can you share the current atmosphere in your country?For now, the company, which is called Platinium, is still under wraps. We’re in the final stretch of deciding which pre-ICO partner we want to work with. Most of the Platinium team is based in Brussels, but we also have some team members from Eastern Europe and Africa. The company itself is…

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The Lisk Relaunch

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

The large hall at Westhafen Event & Convention Center.The evening of February 20 is quickly approaching and our team can hardly wait. We are working very hard — days, nights and weekends — to give you the best possible experience on the night of our relaunch.A great deal of time and strategic thinking went into the rebrand of Lisk. We worked with outside firms to help us in the process; we held multiple feedback sessions with focus groups to understand which approaches work and which do not. You will see the fruits of our labor on February 20.The Lisk Relaunch will bring in an audience of over 500 people, comprised of community members, journalists, and other blockchain pioneers. We expect to have thousands of viewers tuning into the livestream of the event on the official Lisk YouTube channel. Six cameras will be used to livestream…

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Litecoin Core v0.15.1

Source: Blog - Litcoin.org

Follow the Google+ page or Twitter for the latest dev news.We are pleased to release Litecoin Core 0.15.1 release candidate. This is a new minor version release, including new features, various bugfixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations.It is recommended for power users to upgrade to this version. After sufficient testing, Litecoin Core v0.15.1 final will be released and is recommended for all users to upgrade.Network fork safety enhancementsA number of changes to the way Litecoin Core deals with peer connections and invalid blocks have been made, as a safety precaution against blockchain forks and misbehaving peers.Unrequested blocks with less work than the minimum-chain-work are now no longer processed even if they have more work than the tip (a potential issue during IBD where the tip may have low-work). This prevents peers wasting the resources of a node.Peers which provide a…

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My name is Lovedalius (aka CryptoPharaoh)

My name is Lovedalius (aka CryptoPharaoh)
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

Tell us who you are. My name is Lovedalius (aka CryptoPharaoh). I am 23 years old and I live in East London, South Africa. I am a mosaic-portrait artist and my hobbies include walking on the beach in the evenings, ten-pin bowling and traveling. Occasionally, I find fun in making music and playing video games. Since a young age (as far as I can remember) I have always had an ideology about authority figures and the past to present world system. Ever since the inception/the coming to my attention of cryptocurrency – I have been infatuated with digital currencies and their mantras of decentralization. When did you first get into cryptocurrencies and why?    I first heard of PIVX mid-2017 and got involved shortly thereafter. After having been involved with cryptocurrency since 2015 when a friend had introduced me to…

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Announcing the IOTA Ecosystem

Source: Blog - Iota.org

The pace of innovation and development surrounding the IOTA Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) continues to accelerate. The time has come to give our growing community a home. Today we are excited to announce the launch of the IOTA Ecosystem!The IOTA Ecosystem will be a platform to house the community of developers, startups, hobbyists and initiatives all over the world working towards the distributed and decentralized future we all aspire to create (think developers.google.com, but for open-source DLT applications built on the IOTA core protocol). From proof-of-concepts, utilities and libraries, to educational resources, media, philanthropic endeavors, and more, the IOTA Ecosystem will be where everyone involved in the broader IOTA community can meet, collaborate, learn, inspire, develop and build.The Ecosystem Development Fund (EDF)To foster, propel and sustain a great Ecosystem, significant resources are required. Fortunately, the IOTA community had the foresight to appreciate…

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The Tangle: an illustrated introduction

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Part 2: transaction rates, latency, and random walksIn the previous article in the series, we introduced the tangle as a data structure. We also learned about tips, and the importance of choosing a good tip selection algorithm. Today we will learn about transaction rates and network latency, and the role they play in determining the shape of the tangle. We will also learn about the unweighted random walk, which will be further developed next week.In last week’s simulation, you may have noticed that transactions are not evenly spread out across time, but some periods are “busier” than others. This randomness, which makes the model more realistic, is achieved by using a Poisson point process to model how transactions arrive. This model is very common for analyzing how many customers walk into a store in a given time period, or how many phone…

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Starting 2018 with a Bang – Monthly update on SAFE Network

Starting 2018 with a Bang – Monthly update on SAFE Network
Source: Blog - Maidsafe.net

It has been a very successful and busy start to 2018. Here’s the round up of the best bits from January at the SAFE Network. Development We are almost ready to release a new custom Browser, Peruse following extensive planning and development. The existing SAFE Browser as you may be aware is a fork of the Beaker Browser and this has worked well, however, recent changes including a move towards DAT has created extra work for the team with conflicting code.  The decision was therefore taken to develop a new custom browser and it is hoped that the reduced time needed to handle upstream merges and bugs will allow for quicker updates going forward.   Early this month we also published new versions of SAFE Client Libs.  From this we hope to see more developers building on the network and…

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Jelurida, selected as one of the 10 finalists at the 4YFN Awards

Source: Blog - nxt.org

Jelurida is one of the 10 finalists at the 4YFN Awards 2018. The startup competition of the 4YFN at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018 is focused on accelerating business development and the investment of new technologies. The Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018 event is the largest mobile event in the world with +100,000 attendees +200 countries +2,300 exhibitors +leaders of the technology industry. Read more

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Welcome Mark Sulavka to the IOTA Foundation

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Mark Sulavka is the Managing Partner of Aquilon Holdings and the Co-founder and Chairman of Exascale AI, an artificial neural networks system based on patented limbo-thalamo-cortical algorithms, scheduled for launch in the 3rd quarter of 2018.Mr. Sulavka is also the former Chairman and CEO of the National Stock Exchange, a SEC-registered stock exchange and self-regulatory organization (“SRO”) & was Co-founder and CTO of MatchPoint Trading an equity portfolio base call market matching system with a unique lease cost matching algorithm that was acquired by the New York Stock Exchange(NYSE). Mark also serves on the Advisory Board of Vice Media Starworks Group and AISHARE which is a next generation AI and data platform.Mark Sulavka has led over 50 Technology & Investment Assessments for fortune 500 companies, family offices, and institutional investors. He is an accomplished and respected technology executive in Global Financial…

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….ICE, ICE (Totally Gaming) BABY!……

….ICE, ICE (Totally Gaming) BABY!……

ICE ICE (Totally Gaming) BABY! Unveiling the brand and platform to the gaming industry.  ICE Totally Gaming is here! We’re very excited to be spending the next three days at the largest gaming conference in the world, unveiling the FunFair brand to the industry for the first time. We’re here to spread the word about blockchain technology with our key focus on educating the industry about the potential it holds for the world of online gaming. To support this, Jez will be featured as a panelist discussing the impact of blockchain on the industry at the ICE VOX blockchain seminar, “Meet the Blockchain Operators” on Wednesday – stay tuned for footage! Along with showcasing our platform, we will be providing a first look at the next generation of blockchain games that we have in development, games which will feature richer,…

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Sia Community Update — January 2018

Source: Blog - Sia.tech

Sia Community Update — January 2018New year, new Sia. January has been an interesting month, to say the least. We’ve got amazing new branding with a polished look and feel. We’ve unveiled a redesigned website which is cleaner and explains our mission better than ever. And we’ve made important decisions about the future of the platform, with your input.If you’re new to Sia — and there are a lot of you who are — hello! Our team and community welcome you. I’m spoiling a little bit of our first topic with this link, but you can learn about our team and the broad strokes of our project here. There will also be a section of important links at the bottom of the post.In this updateOur new lookThe exchange situationDeveloper’s cornerHelp wantedBy the numbersOur new lookIn case you’ve missed it, Sia is brand new. We’ve got a complete re-brand that establishes a clean and…

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Privacy is not a currency

Source: Blog - Iota.org

If you have been living under a rock for the past 2 years, you may be unaware of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a replacement for the current EU data protection directive. This is of course a very Euro-centric (and yes sorry, a slightly antagonistic) viewpoint, but we hope that you will bear with us. Because we believe that the GDPR may serve as an excellent model for citizen data rights across the world.At its core, GDPR acts to harmonise the different data privacy laws used across Europe and intends to strengthen data protection and privacy for individuals within the European Union. GDPR revises the roles, rights and obligations between those using your data (data controllers) and you (data subjects). Organizations not respecting the new rules can be fined up to 4% of their annual worldwide turnover, so the…

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PIVX Podcast on Future Tech Podcast

Source: Blog - Pivx.org

In advance of the Bitcoin, Ethereum & Blockchain Superconference in Dallas, Texas (February 16, 17 and 18, 2018), PIVX was asked to be on a podcast with Richard Jacobs of Future Tech Podcasts.  PIVX is a Platinum level sponsor of this up and coming conference, and will also be delivering a 30-minute presentation on the main-stage to the thousands of attendees. This marks the second conference PIVX will have attended in 2018 (and a third, Anarchapulco, which PIVX is a gold sponsor of) will also be attended by many Pivians. Many thanks to Future Tech Podcast for having Snappy on this episode! You can follow them on Facebook here, Twitter here, and subscribe to future podcasts here! Here is the audio (and transcript) of the Podcast that Snappy (Bryan) had with Richard this past week.

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Status Town Hall // February 5th, 2017

Source: Blog - Status.im

https://medium.com/media/3b05d812c4e18c837b5f442ec76f1abe/hrefUpdatesHiringRicardo Saavedra — Senior UX/UI DesignerKimberly Fournier — Marketing ManagerMamy Ratsimbazafy — Nim DeveloperWe currently have more than 20 Open roles. Critical Roles:Software Engineer — Smart ContractsLead Software Engineer — GoTechnical RecruiterSenior Business Developer (Open Bounty)MarketingBRAND STRATEGYPositioning & Messaging: Defining clear brand vision, mission, strategic pillars, and core principlesClear channel strategyCreating user journeys/conversion maps for each personaCampaign & content planning Feb 13–16 in SFADVOCACY PROGRAMCreating a platform to give community members/contributors more voiceIn progress positioning hereCOMMUNITY COMPETITIONJudging the writing competition nowPlanning the next community competition to kick off in MarchONBOARDING EMAIL CAMPAIGNRefining Onboarding email campaignsUser feedback coming in through formsBespoke onboarding campaigns based on user interests/personas#ARTPROJECTWorking with Truebit team and Jessica Angel on a massive public installation.Andy working on connecting StatusMakeathon slated for March 10 in SFEVENTSDashboard of sponsored, owned, and misc events hereNetexplo @ UNESCO House Feb 13ETHDenver Hackathon Feb 16–18Dev Fest Space Coast Feb 24ethCC Paris Mar 8–10Ethereum Meetup Sydney Mar 29EDCON May 3–5** If you have local events you attend or are interested in; let…

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Waves to push into billion-dollar Southeast Asian token markets

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

With its collaboration with Indonesian initiative Tokenomy — run by the same CEO as exchange Bitcoin.co.id — Waves will gain access to some of the region’s largest corporations.With Tokenomy’s crowd sale in its final stages, a major new market is opening up for the Waves platform. Having already enjoyed the benefits of listing on Bitcoin.co.id, Indonesia’s largest crypto exchange, Waves will now become one of the tools that regional corporations use in their efforts to gain efficiencies and competitive advantage by tokenising their business models.Simple, powerful, secureBitcoin.co.id and Tokenomy CEO Oscar Darmawan explains in a recent interview why Waves will be such an important part of this initiative. “We like the simplicity of Waves, since people can easily generate secure tokens and make fast transactions. Waves is also known to offer world-class Customer Service and personalised services to large companies, which can include deep customisation…

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Flash Hackathon — Winners Announced

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Flash Hackathon — Winners AnnouncedIn September, we announced IOTA Flash Channels. To get a better understanding of their function, check out our introductory post on the protocol: here. But in essence:Flash is a bi-directional off-Tangle payment channel which enables instantaneous, high-throughput transactions. In essence, they provide a way for parties to transact at high frequency without waiting for each transaction to confirm on the public IOTA network.In this post we announced the IOTA Foundation’s virtual hackathon for our Flash Channels protocol. Starting November 26th, the hackathon invited community members to build solutions that utilise Flash to solve unique and useful problems.We received numerous high quality submissions making it extremely challenging to decide on the winners. After a bit of internal deliberation, we decided increase the number of places that receive a prize from three to five!Prizes15.000 USD10.000 USD5.000 USD3.000 USD (new)2.000 USD (new)Below you can see the…

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PIVX: Interview with CryptoSpark – an “Interview you must see”

Source: Blog - Pivx.org

Snappy (Bryan) recently had an interview with CryptoSpark, a 15k sub Youtuber who consistently delivers critical crypto reviews and provides an enormous amount of crypto content on his channel.  In this interview, they span the range of topics from privacy, globalism, blockchain basics, proof of stake, and a core ethos of what matters most in PIVX. Here is the interview in its entirety.

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