Post-Election Message From Kristof Van de Reck

Post-Election Message From Kristof Van de Reck
Source: Blog - Nem.io

Dear NEM Community, On behalf of the NEM Foundation, I want to personally thank everyone in our community for their participation in the 2018 EGM (Elections). I have done the best to my ability as Interim President to represent your voices and support the NEM Foundation the past eight months. Today we have concluded our EGM to finalise the elections. Based on the vote the following people were elected: ExCo President: Alexandra Tinsman Vice President: Nelson Valero Secretary: Jason Lee Treasurer: Dona Rinon Council Hiroki Koga Jeff McDonald Anton Bosenko Pedro Gutierrez Steve Li Mark Price I encourage the new Council and ExCo to collectively work together with all stakeholders in the ecosystem. This election has brought forth important governance issues that will need to be addressed in the future. Going forward it’s crucial that the NEM Foundation does not…

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Audi Denkwerkstatt & IOTA: Shaping the future of mobility

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Berlin, December 14th, during the hot Berlin summer this year, a team from the Audi Denkwerkstatt started a four month innovation sprint to explore the opportunities of using IOTA technology to solve real world problems in the area of mobility, IoT and automotive.(https://blog.iota.org/audi-think-tank-iota-foundation-explore-tangle-based-mobility-use-cases-29d43e1cf51)Five months later it was time to present the final project results to a selected crowd in Berlin and Ingolstadt and to passing in review of what the team has experienced during the last months. The presentation was a success and it was yet another example of the importance to explore new technologies like IOTA with a customer centric approach.Audi Denkwerkstatt & IOTA: Final presentation in BerlinDuring the first weeks of the project, the Audi Denkwerkstatt team was focused on doing research and interviewing domain experts to define and describe the problem and solution space. After the exploration phase,…

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SDF Ecosystem Updates: Lumen Distribution Programs

Source: Blog - Stellar.org

Continuing our series on the Stellar ecosystem, today we’ll be focusing on lumen distribution program updates. Stellar Community Fund Recapping our statement last week, “While we have active distribution programs like the Stellar Build Challenge and the Partnership Grant Program, one of the things we’ve heard requested is a method for the community to participate in guiding lumen distribution. Therefore we’re excited to announce the Stellar Community Fund.” The goal of the Community Fund is to award projects the community deems of high value to the ecosystem, or otherwise worthy of support. Unlike the SBC, which is judged by SDF, the Community Fund will be run completely by people voted-in by the Stellar community. SDF will oversee the pool, but distribution will be handled by these elected Community Ambassadors. This system should incentivize community members to choose ambassadors that are…

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Introducing Untangled — the IOTA Podcast

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Introducing Untangled — the IOTA PodcastWe are happy and excited to announce the release of our new podcast, Untangled.The podcast will be released every other week and explore the many different use cases of the Tangle in the real world in a tangible way for real people. Through interviews with community members, developers, experts, business executives and IF members the podcast will offer a number of different perspectives about topics which will differ between episodes. It will be published over a wide array of channels and will also provide links for background knowledge as well as extended knowledge of IOTA and the included use cases.Listen to the first episode here:Untangled | Electric Vehicles | Episode 1In the first episode of Untangled we are talking to Harm van den Brink from ElaadNL and Terry Shane from the bIOTAsphere about how they are using this novel technology…

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MaidSafe New Team Member: Ceilidh Gray

MaidSafe New Team Member: Ceilidh Gray
Source: Blog - Maidsafe.net

Hi, I’m Ceilidh and joined this week as Marketing Strategist. Born and bred in the Borders, I now live in Edinburgh.I’ve a squiggly career path. I studied Textile Design after school which led to a stint in London and New York working for designers for both high street and the catwalk. After a couple of years, I became disengaged with the industry so I took on a placement at Dulux as a Colour Consultant in where I developed colour ranges for store as well as have the honour of being part of the team that names the new colours. Dulux were still early days in the world of social media so I carved out a role for myself, eventually building up a position where I owned all the content created by the Brand. I then moved back to Edinburgh were…

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Development Update — December 13, 2018

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

Development Update — December 13, 2018Hi Liskers,The holidays are fast approaching — that doesn’t stop Lightcurve development teams from making headway across our suite of our products. We have released Lisk Core 1.3.1, Elements 2.0.0 and Hub 1.7.0. Check out the full rundown below.Lisk Core1.3.1 was released on December 5 in order to implement a security update from Node.js to v8.14.0 and SocketCluster to v14.3.3. Remaining node operators should upgrade if they haven’t already.1.4.0’s development is finished, and the QA Phase has begun. This release fulfills the last objective from the current Lisk Network Roadmap phase, “Quality & Performance”, and moves the build system directly into Lisk Core. It also tackles a large chunk of the backlog and closes 44 issues.1.5.0 will contain the first batch of changes from the next roadmap phase, “Architecture & Design.” Work on this phase has already begun, and the first pull request…

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IOTA Newsletter #5 — Coordinator, IOTA Research Council, Brainstorm Contest & Car App Development

Source: Blog - Iota.org

IOTA Newsletter #5 — Coordinator, IOTA Research Council, Brainstorm Contest & Car App DevelopmentCoordinator — Part 1: The Path to CoordicideThis is the first of a multi-part blog series which explains our current plans for removing the Coordinator from the IOTA network, a major milestone towards decentralization.Recent NewsIntroducing the IOTA Research CouncilThe IOTA Foundation announces the formation of a research council to provide invaluable inputs to the research strategy and will consist of distinguished academics within their expertise areas.IOTA Contest: The Perfect BrainstormWishing to have your own idea implemented in the real world? Business people, developers and visionaries will team up in The Perfect Brainstorm to create use cases for real world implementation and you can still get to be part of it!IOTA Foundation and RIDDLE&CODE Partner to Enable the Industrial Internet of ThingsThe IOTA Foundation and RIDDLE&CODE announce collaboration to scale up secure environments…

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Smart Assets and Smart Account Trading Features Released on MainNet

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Miners need to vote to activate two proposals before this functionality goes live.After a month of intensive testing, Waves team is very glad to announce we are releasing two new and related features on MainNet: Smart Assets and Smart Account Trading. We’re pleased to say the testing process went well and are thrilled we can offer these features to the community so quickly!What’s in this update?Two major features are included in this release, as we continue to build out our smart contract capabilities:Smart Assets are implemented as Feature #9Smart Account Trading is implemented as Feature #10Miners: please vote to activate these features! 80% miner approval is required in each case. You can track the progress of feature voting here: http://dev.pywaves.org/activation/.In addition, we are including several minor features in this update — mainly bug fixes and security improvements. These include:Duplicate variable names are now allowed in scripts (previously we…

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Bancor: 18-Months Live

Source: Blog - bancor.network

It’s been 18 months since Bancor’s Token Generation Event on June 12, 2017. To celebrate the anniversary, the digital marketing specialists at Cyberius created an infographic showing Bancor’s progress so far.A huge thanks to our community, advisers, team, challengers and supporters — you make us better every day. Thank you for the tireless work, creative ideas and inspiring heart along the way.To months and years,The Bancor TeamCreated by Cyberius Digital.As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the product, progress or anything else on your mind. For an ongoing discussion with the community and team, please join our Telegram group where great moderators keep the cryptopeace.Here’s how to get involved with Bancor:Add your token to the Bancor Network.Suggest a token to join the Bancor Network.Checkout Github, jump in and contribute code.Become a Bounty Hunter and get rewarded in crypto.Build a dApp with the Bancor APIs.Support us on social media.Join our team. We…

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Sea-ing is believing in Bounty on the High Seas

Sea-ing is believing in Bounty on the High Seas

12/12/2018 We’re setting sail on the high seas in search of pirate plunder with the release of our newest title Bounty on the High Seas. Players will join Captain Crypto on an adventure in Bounty on the High Seas, the first cascading slot available on the blockchain. This five-reel, 20-line slot delivers a swashbuckling cascading streak feature when landing a TNT on the fifth reel, with symbols falling away throughout for extensive wins. During this round, lucky players can blast open the pirates’ treasure chest by collecting three TNT barrels and claim the heaps of gold for themselves. Bounty on the High Seas sits alongside our growing portfolio of smart-contract based games, including Fate of Thrones and Treasures From the Crypto, offering the same high-spec animation, mechanics and audio that players have come to expect from one of our titles….

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The Road To SAFE-Fleming (Part 2): Dynamic Membership

The Road To SAFE-Fleming (Part 2): Dynamic Membership
Source: Blog - Maidsafe.net

Photo by Benny Jackson on UnsplashAs we move towards the release of SAFE-Fleming (Alpha 3), we’re starting to release the jigsaw pieces to create a new decentralised peer-to-peer routing network — the brain of the new decentralised internet. And with people around the world forming thousands of peer-to-peer connections in the recent Crust test, it’s now time to move to the next stage.What’s Dynamic Membership? And What’s it Got To Do with PARSEC?When we released the White Paper for PARSEC, our ground-breaking ABFT consensus algorithm back in May 2018, we were driven by certain design principles. First, any consensus mechanism had to be scalable in order to support a vast amount of data travelling across a global network. It is also mathematically proven to always reach consensus even under the worst theoretical byzantine threats that any ABFT algorithm can sustain.Since then, we’ve been building PARSEC into…

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SAFE-Fleming: Our Next Major Milestone

SAFE-Fleming: Our Next Major Milestone
Source: Blog - Maidsafe.net

The Road to SAFE-Fleming (Part 1): Our Next Major MilestonePhoto by Jonatan Pie on UnsplashIn September 2017, we released the Alpha 2 version of the SAFE Network. It marked significant progress for the project for a number of reasons. We now had a Network in which a user’s credentials couldn’t be read (or misused) by a rogue application or even the Network itself.The creativity of the SAFE Network community was unleashed with a wave of activity as people experimented with creating new websites in minutes — and we all experienced just how fast and powerful a truly decentralised Network could be.Since then, the team have been working on the next goal: building the technology for Alpha 3. Whilst we’ve discussed the details in different posts and forum conversations, as we approach this next major milestone that we codenamed Fleming internally (after Sir Alexander Fleming, the…

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MaidSafe New Team Member: Calum Craig

MaidSafe New Team Member: Calum Craig
Source: Blog - Maidsafe.net

Hi, I’m Calum, the newest member of the QA team here at MaidSafe. I’d like to introduce myself a bit and what share what kind of background / skills / experience and knowledge I’m bringing to the team. I’m originally from Ayr — born and raised here — and although I have lived in a number of different cities and countries, I have been back living here for the last four years or so.First, a confession — I had never heard of MaidSafe until I came across a job listing for a Software Test Engineer in Ayr. A testing job in Ayr?! Wow, I simply had to go for it — I’d been commuting from my home town to the central belt for a number of years and was kinda resigned to that being the case for the foreseeable future. Now, here’s an exciting tech company about ten minutes…

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Know your customer (KYC) – Where we stand

Know your customer (KYC) – Where we stand

12/12/2018 We see KYC as a key component of our future success as a global casino platform provider. The following blog will explore our use of it and explain how it will help, not hinder blockchain adoption. K-Y-C. The three letters that can divide a blockchain community more than perhaps any other. This acronym is certainly met with scepticism amongst many in our sector. The idealism of a fully-decentralised ecosystem where everyone can act anonymously and independently is often claimed to be incompatible with the rationale behind KYC (know your customer). At FunFair we take a different view and one that sits well with our values of openness, fairness and player protection. The gambling use case of the blockchain may just be one of many, but it’s certainly one of the most accessible and surely one of the most likely…

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NEM ELECTION: CANDIDATE GUIDE

NEM ELECTION: CANDIDATE GUIDE
Source: Blog - Nem.io

On December 10th — 14th, the NEM Community will be having an election with the purpose of electing the four new Executive Committee (ExCo) and six new Council Members of the Foundation. Below you can learn more about the function of each position as well as the candidates. PRESIDENT The President shall chair all general meetings and shall sign the minutes of such meetings after they have been duly confirmed as a correct record thereof. For the avoidance of doubt, the signing of the minutes shall be via the NEM Blockchain’s notarization function. The President shall represent the Company in its dealings with outside persons. The President shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie. Candidates: Alexandra Tinsman Incumbent Position: Regional Head, NEM North America Policy Document: Alex Tinsman Policy Document NEM Forum Link: https://forum.nem.io/t/alexandra-tinsman-for-president/20441 Candidate Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=a6wpS7bZ3Ns Additional…

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NEM FOUNDATION EGM VOTING GUIDE

NEM FOUNDATION EGM VOTING GUIDE
Source: Blog - Nem.io

A step-by-step process on how eligible members can vote in the official 2018 NEM Foundation EGM (Elections) Translated Voting Guide: Spanish Translation Link, Russian Translation Link, Ukrainian Translation Link 1. GENERAL INFORMATION Introduction to the EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) The 2018 NEM EGM (Elections) will take place on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 8 am UTC with the purpose of electing the new Executive Committee (ExCo) and new Council Members of the Foundation. Voting begins Dec 10th and ends 14th December at 8:30 AM UTC. Voting details are listed below. For the purpose of the election, the NEM Foundation has organized a EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting ) which will be accessible through the ZOOM link provided to the eligible members in the EGM notice. Please pre-install the ZOOM app prior to the meeting at https://zoom.us/. Note: Members are not required…

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Graphene-ng demo Part 2 and FAQs

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

We’ve said, presented and most importantly, developed quite a lot in regards to Graphene-ng. What we have yet to do is deep dive into every component of this outstanding solution to show how it can be used.Graphene-ng, as mentioned in our last post, can be used to run arbitrary binaries in a trustworthy and privacy-preserving enclave. This means that any developer that needs to run (reasonably) secure and private computations, can use this framework for SGX enclave execution, without any app-specific tweaks. Our goal is to deliver a developer-friendly, robust tool. One that works (primarily) and that does not require significant overhead from other adopters.This new video will explain more clearly, why we are developing this signature, and how it works.https://medium.com/media/92754028722f659dba9811585290923a/hrefIn addition, we have gathered some FAQs you asked on social media and during DEVCON4 and answered in detail below :Why use enclaves…

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Know your customer (KYC) – The 5 W’s answered

Know your customer (KYC) – The 5 W’s answered

11/12/2018 We’ve taken a look at the big questions around KYC to help decipher what it’s all about. What is KYC? KYC stands for Know Your Customer. This process involves online casinos requesting documents from players in order to verify their age and other personal information, and to determine that the funds being used, as well as the accounts the funds are moving to and from, belong to them. Why do FunFair-powered casino players have to KYC? FunFair Technologies is working to create a world of fairer, safer and more socially responsible gaming. We are also required by law to take steps to prevent underage gambling, protect the vulnerable from harm and ensure that gambling is not linked to criminal activity. As part of licensing conditions and codes, online casinos will collect customer information on age, identity and funds verification….

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Welcome Julia Schulz to the IOTA Foundation

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Julia Schulz joins the IOTA Foundation as Assistant to the Board. She lives in Berlin, Germany. Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts and has worked at the Swedish energy company Vattenfall for the past 9 years.Starting her career as a team assistant for the Editorial Service, she soon progressed to a role as project manager for the company’s various publications. Moving to Sweden in 2013 she joined Vattenfall’s trading and asset management department as executive assistant, and then became the business department’s communication advisor. During the past one and a half years she supported the Public and Regulatory Affairs department, in consultation management and event planning.On joining IOTAComing from the corporate world, I really wanted to get some insights into different working processes, organisational structure and communication, while working in a much smaller but still international company. I have always been interested…

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Waves Monthly Review: November

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

An awesome new mobile app, new functionality on the way and some fantastic meetups — find out what’s been going on with Waves this November!Waves has had a great November, with the release of our new mobile app and several other important developments. We’re continuing to build some outstanding tech to bring blockchain to the mainstream and our community is growing. Here’s what we’ve been up to in the past month! If you just want the quick version, take a look at our video:https://medium.com/media/3cc75614dd155b28130468644384a57e/hrefDevelopmentNode TeamThe main development on the cards for our network right now is Smart Assets. These will enable users to attach the same kind of conditions to tokens as they currently can to Waves accounts — allowing a whole new list of powerful use cases. Imagine tokens that can be transferred or traded only with permission or after a certain amount of…

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Introducing the Omega Team

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Even with bleeding edge technology such as IOTA, we must balance the need for innovation, with the need to pursue standardisation and operationalisation of more developed streams. The concept of bimodal IT has become increasingly popular in traditional industry. Traditionally bimodal IT has split a department into 2 parts, one dealing with maintenance and support issues, while the other concentrates on innovation and expansion.As the entire IOTA Foundation is tasked with ongoing innovation, we must approach this problem in a slightly different way. Today we introduce our own version of bimodal IT in the IOTA Foundation. Two separate teams called Alpha and Omega.Alpha — for cloud services, aka the current internet.Omega — for fog services / edge computing — the Internet of Things vision of IOTA.The Alpha team will continue to improve our current systems aimed at the internet. This work includes the majority of current projects, including…

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The Third Cohort of IOTA Ecosystem Development Fund Grantees

Source: Blog - Iota.org

“OSS is by far the most exciting lever + trend for major structural change in technology over the past decade and little has been written about how this works from a data-driven lens: several $X00B+ to $1T+ industries are getting disrupted by OSS (enabled fundamentally by the internet and connectedness — Marc Andreessen aptly describes the internet itself as “the next Silicon Valley”).Mega-industries getting eaten by OSS: finance/payments (Blockchains), cloud computing (Kubernetes), machine learning/AI (TensorFlow), mobile apps (Android), hardware (RISC-V) + many more.The implications of all of these realities make OSS an extremely critical macro-trend that cannot be ignored — at a fundamental level.” Open Source Capital Founder and General Partner, Joseph JacksAs 2018 comes to a close, we are thrilled to announce the final cohort of grantees for the year. The Open Source Software ecosystem developing around the IOTA project continues to grow every day…

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Welcome Janna Zielinski to the IOTA Foundation

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Janna Zielinski joins The IOTA Foundation as Head of Strategic Projects, responsible for internal and external Business Model Innovation, and long-term collaboration models. She will support our collaborators in identifying market opportunities and business models, focusing on the adoption of the Internet of Things and Distributed Ledger Technologies. Together with the Board of Directors she will also develop future revenue models for The IOTA foundation.With more than 5 years of Strategy and Digital Consulting experience, she is able to guide IOTA and its collaborators through the entire digital experience — from strategy definition, through pilot development to organizational set-ups and centers of excellence — approved in large corporates and startups simultaneously.Prior to joining IOTA, Janna worked as a Digital Strategy consultant at EY, where she was responsible for and involved in several global projects at DAX 30 companies. Her main areas of focus were…

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Welcome Mariana De La Roche Wills to the IOTA Foundation

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Mariana De La Roche Wills is a Colombian human rights lawyer and entrepreneur. She holds a Law degree from the Rosario University and a specialization in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the Externado University. She graduated with a diploma of academic excellence. Since the beginning of her professional career, she has been working as a project manager for different NGOs and social businesses in Colombia and Germany.Mariana is also one of the founders of two social businesses in Europe. The first is the Menstrual Health Hub, in Germany, the first-ever global platform specifically designed to be the online home for menstrual health actors and organizations. The second is the Fair Photo Agency, in Sweden, an image-sharing platform connecting NGOs, charities and sustainable companies in the Global North with photographers in the Global South.On joining IOTAIt is inspiring to see how IOTA is…

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Your calculations are correct.

Source: Blog - Byteball

ByteballBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingDec 10Your calculations are correct. Now imagine what the distribution would be like if we didn’t have real name attestation and couldn’t enforce the 0.1 factor on whales balances?Anyway, I understand your concerns and as indicated in the article, this is a totally new untested thing and we may change the rules in the future draws based on experience and feedback.

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Weekly Draw For The Byteball Community

Source: Blog - Byteball

Weekly Draw For The Byteball CommunityFor our latest distribution, Byte holders can receive rewards just for holding Bytes. Distributing funds again to existing Byte holders has been a popular request in the community for a while, and we are pleased to bring it back. This time with an improved format!How the weekly airdrop draw worksEvery week, we will airdrop a prize of 200 Gigabytes (GB) and 422.22 Gigablackbytes (GBB — the private currency) to a single winner. It is like a lottery, but you don’t need to buy a ticket, just prove your existing balance.More Bytes, more chances to winYour chances to win depend on the balance of the addresses you link. The larger the balance, the more points you get. The winner of the draw will be selected randomly on a specified date/time in a provably fair way (for the techies, see the…

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NEM Elections: Voting Guide

NEM Elections: Voting Guide
Source: Blog - Nem.io

On December 10th - 14th, the NEM Community will be having an election with the purpose of electing the four new Executive Committee (ExCo) and six new Council Members of the Foundation. Below you can learn more about the function of each position as well as the candidates. PRESIDENT The President shall chair all general meetings and shall sign the minutes of such meetings after they have been duly confirmed as a correct record thereof. For the avoidance of doubt, the signing of the minutes shall be via the NEM Blockchain’s notarization function. The President shall represent the Company in its dealings with outside persons. The President shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie. Candidates: Alexandra Tinsman Incumbent position: Regional Head, NEM North AmericaPolicy Document: Alex Tinsman Policy DocumentCampaign Video: Alex Tinsman VideoNEM Forum Link: https://forum.nem.io/t/alexandra-tinsman-for-president/20441 Stephen Chia…

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eICN Frequently Asked Questions, Part III

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

eICN Frequently Asked Questions, Part IIIThis is the third part in our series answering frequently asked questions concerning eICN (read Part I and Part II).Please note that certain details concerning eICN are still being polished in cooperation with external legal advisors. Where we discuss legal matters below, we are not giving any legal advice or opinion but rather conveying to you our understanding of the current legal environment, predominantly in Liechtenstein.Why did you select Liechtenstein as the jurisdiction for establishing ICONOMI AG and issuing eICN?As the voting moratorium neared its end, we knew we had to find a working solution for ICN token holders, as this was one of the rights envisioned in our whitepaper. We have started looking toward a more traditional corporate governance, because the setup as described in the white paper was not clear enough.We have done a comparative…

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NEM’s cryptocurrency XEM exclusively lists on BitoEX’s exchange BitoPro

NEM’s cryptocurrency XEM exclusively lists on BitoEX’s exchange BitoPro
Source: Blog - Nem.io

NEM is delighted to announce that NEM’s own cryptocurrency, XEM, has exclusively listed on BitoPro, a digital asset exchange owned by BitoEX. The listing expands NEM’s presence in the Taiwanese market and will enable NEM to continue expanding its high-quality blockchain ecosystem. XEM’s listing on BitoPro will enable Taiwanese users to purchase XEM directly using the New Taiwanese Dollar, providing safer and more convenient trading through BitoPro. Looking ahead, NEM will continue to form partnerships with major companies across various fields to accelerate industrial modernization and system optimization through blockchain. Titan Cheng, CEO of BitoEX, said that NEM is an important benchmark for the blockchain industry. He believes that the partnership between the two sides will be strong, providing users with safer and faster services, and making the entire blockchain ecosystem more complete. NEM’s new cooperation with BitoPro in Taiwan…

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NEM announces strategic cooperation with China’s largest artwork database GUBI

NEM announces strategic cooperation with China’s largest artwork database GUBI
Source: Blog - Nem.io

Internationally-renowned blockchain platform NEM recently collaborated with China’s largest online artwork trading market and artwork database, GUBI. The identity system, user and expert credit system, and online reviews of GUBI will now be developed on the NEM blockchain technology. GUBI is China’s largest online artwork market and artwork database. It is mainly positioned as a professional search engine for the Chinese art industry. It is developed based on data mining and image search technology. Users only need to take a photo with a mobile device and the system will accurately match the relevant collection materials in the database of artworks. In five years, GUBI has collected more than 33 million pieces of antique data, and more than 6,600 professional antique e-books. More than 800 experts and 2,000 academics have joined the platform. Gucn.com, GUBI’s partner, is one of the largest…

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SDF Ecosystem Updates: Community Vision

Source: Blog - Stellar.org

This is the first in a three-part series discussing Stellar ecosystem updates. These posts will announce several new initiatives in the pipeline for the Stellar ecosystem. We’re excited to share these updates and look forward to receiving your comments and feedback. This week’s post focuses on capital ‘c’ Community and details several new community-focused programs being launched by the Foundation over the next few months. Objectively, the Stellar community has seen tremendous growth in the last two years. The infographic below, shared a few weeks ago by OrbitLens of Stellar Expert, illustrates the magnitude of this expansion: Infographic. Incredible growth of #Stellar Network in 2018. @StellarOrg $xlm Data from https://t.co/ws3Cx3uUzU pic.twitter.com/zUQtJkHrLL — OrbitLens (@orbitlens) November 21, 2018 What this growth means, fundamentally, is that the Stellar ecosystem is changing. The needs of the community are different, starting with even the most basic…

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ICONOMI Monthly Update XI

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

ICONOMI Monthly Update XIWe are ending 2018 on a high note by enabling our users to invest in cryptocurrencies. You can now choose from 10 market-leading cryptocurrencies and get started with as little as 10 euros!Buy Cryptocurrencies and Digital Portfolios with EurosOn December 5, we launched euro transactions for Austria, Belgium, Germany, Malta, Slovenia, and Spain. Users from supported countries can now purchase 10 different leading cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin, ether, and ripple) directly, starting with as little as 10 euros. You can also buy into Digital Portfolios (formerly Digital Asset Arrays).Users from countries not yet supported for direct purchase with euro can buy the new cryptocurrencies with bitcoin or ether — with zero fees. The number of countries supported for euro transactions will continue to expand in the coming weeks and months.ICONOMI Mobile Apps: Track Your Portfolio on the GoYou can use the ICONOMI…

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FunFair Technologies: Product Update

FunFair Technologies: Product Update

6/12/2018 VP of Product Fred Kessler talks us through the latest developments on the product front here at FunFair Technologies. Being my first blog on the current product and future of the FunFair roadmap, I’ll be keeping this as a general overview but I look forward to going into more detail over time on specific areas. My hope is that it will bring some clarity on what we are currently working on, what we have planned and why we are doing certain things. But, before I go into further detail, I feel it’s important to reiterate FunFair’s core vision and the particular environment we are in. We set out to “build a decentralised gambling platform” using blockchain technology where players would enjoy a number of advantages over current gaming platforms – through offering trustless, provably fair games and instant payouts….

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eCl@ss and the IOTA Foundation Announce Partnership to Standardize Internet of Things Payments and…

Source: Blog - Iota.org

eCl@ss and the IOTA Foundation Announce Partnership to Standardize Internet of Things Payments and Data TransmissionNew Partnership Will Drive Faster, More Efficient Communication and Payments Between IoT Devices(BERLIN, GERMANY — December 5, 2018) — IOTA Foundation, a non-profit foundation focused on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and permissionless ecosystem development, today announced a new partnership with eCl@ss to standardize and simplify communication used across connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). This strategic alliance is yet another milestone in the IOTA Foundation’s development of Industry 4.0. For more information on the collaboration and to try it with a live transaction, visit: https://eclass.iota.org.“We look forward to collaborating with IOTA towards the development of new standards of device communication and complex payment processes in the Internet of Things,” said Thorsten Kroke, general manager at eCl@ss. “In conjunction with eCl@ss, the IOTA Tangle offers a clear and standardized…

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New at ICONOMI: Buy Cryptocurrencies and Digital Portfolios with Euros

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

New at ICONOMI: Buy Cryptocurrencies and Digital Portfolios with EurosICONOMIBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingDec 5As of today, if you’re an ICONOMI user from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Malta, Slovenia, or Spain, you can purchase 10 different leading cryptocurrencies directly — with zero fees. You can start now with as little as 10 euros!In the coming weeks and months, we will be expanding the list of countries supported for direct purchase with euro. Supporting six European countries initially allows us to test and optimize the investment process and improve it with each new country we support.If your country isn’t supported yet, you won’t be left out: you can buy cryptocurrencies with bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH), also with zero fees.You can now buy:BitcoinBitcoin CashEthereumEthereum ClassicRippleEOSLitecoinQtumAugurStellar LumensNot Sure What to Buy?You can also use euros to invest in Digital Portfolios (formerly Digital Asset Arrays), which contain a mix of cryptocurrencies hand-selected…

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PIVX achieves another world first with light node Zerocoin spends

PIVX achieves another world first with light node Zerocoin spends
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec 4th November 2018 PIVX developer furszy achieves a world first in enabling light nodes to freely mint and spend using Zerocoin with his  Zerocoin Light Node protocol Zerocoin Light Node protocol opens the path for Zerocoin use on both light wallets and mobile devices PIVX is globally known for innovating within the cryptocurrency space.  They were the first proof of stake coin to implement the Zerocoin Protocol Oct 2017 and within 6 months, the first cryptocurrency to offer private staking with zPIV.(zPoS) PIVX Android and Light wallet developer furszy has made history by developing the first-ever Zerocoin protocol to function on a light node. With it, light nodes can complete both Zerocoin mints and spends without needing to request or store the whole set of public commitments of Zerocoin. A light node is a node which…

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Author Kevin Werbach Previews New Book: The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust

Author Kevin Werbach Previews New Book: The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust
Source: Blog - Ripple.com

We sat down with Kevin Werbach, author and Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, to discuss his teaching, research and new book, The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust. Werbach’s latest work, both on campus and in the book, explores how the blockchain, which relies on building trust in a trustless system, can become broadly accepted as trustworthy — by consumers, businesses and governments around the world. In particular, he shared with Ripple thoughts on where he sees real world value in applications of these new technology, what the future might look like for digital assets and blockchain and the importance of creating more legal and regulatory clarity to support innovation while also protecting consumers. If you’re interested in learning more, download a free excerpt of Werbach’s book, The…

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Qubic status update December 3rd 2018

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Wow, there went November already. Time sure flies when you’re having fun.We continued to work on the Qubic Dispatcher. At the moment we’re working on the system boundary entities that allow us to interface with the Tangle (receive/send). We’re also working on the Dispatcher plug-in system that will allow separate components to seamlessly work together as entities through the Qubic Computation Model.We also came up with a few new improvements to Abra. One of these was the addition of floating point constants to the language itself to work in conjunction with the -now fully functional- floating point functions in AbraLib. The floating point functions work so well that we decided to drop the initial fixed point math functions from AbraLib. We also adjusted the predefined floating point types to make more sense range-wise:type TinyFloat {mantissa [Tiny] // -/+ 9,841exponent [Tryte] //…

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Cris Cyborg Readying for UFC Championship Bout With PIVX In Her Corner

Cris Cyborg Readying for UFC Championship Bout With PIVX In Her Corner
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

PIVX sponsoring Cris Cyborg as she prepares to take on Amanda Nunes for the Featherweight title at UFC 232, Dec 29th in Los Vegas, Nevada PIVX to feature on Cyborg’s promotional material and vice-versa as Cyborg trains and promotes her way to what’s set to be a memorable clash  In the lead-up to professional mixed martial artist, Cris Cyborg’s bout with Amanda Nunes for the UFC women’s Featherweight Championship, her and her team have solidified a sponsorship deal with cryptocurrency PIVX. Cyborg, with her very impressive record of 20 wins, 1 loss, and one no contest, has been bubbling up for this fight since the start of the year, eager as ever though forced to wait 10 months until the fated day in December as Nunes prepares. With talk this may be Cyborg’s UFC swan song, there’s no doubt it’ll…

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Cris Cyborg Readying for UFC Championship Bout With PIVX In Her Corner

Cris Cyborg Readying for UFC Championship Bout With PIVX In Her Corner
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

PIVX sponsoring Cris Cyborg as she prepares to take on Amanda Nunes for the Featherweight title at UFC 232, Dec 29th in Los Vegas, Nevada PIVX to feature on Cyborg’s promotional material and vice-versa as Cyborg trains and promotes her way to what’s set to be a memorable clash  In the lead-up to professional mixed martial artist, Cris Cyborg’s bout with Amanda Nunes for the UFC women’s Featherweight Championship, her and her team have solidified a sponsorship deal with cryptocurrency PIVX. Cyborg, with her very impressive record of 20 wins, 1 loss, and one no contest, has been bubbling up for this fight since the start of the year, eager as ever though forced to wait 10 months until the fated day in December as Nunes prepares. With talk this may be Cyborg’s UFC swan song, there’s no doubt it’ll…

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Sia Community Update — November 2018

Source: Blog - Sia.tech

Sia Community Update — November 2018November was exciting for the world of Sia, with tons of new work being done and features being merged for the upcoming version 1.4.0. We also had a big holiday — Thanksgiving — here in the US, and some team members have been in and out on vacation. Because of that, this update will be a bit shorter than the standard.We’re incredibly excited about the progress we’ve made in 2018, and having some time to reflect, spend time with family, and fill up on food has given us a great push to close the year out.In this updateAdvent of CodeDeveloper’s CornerSia v1.3.7 — the hardforkThe exchange situationAdvent of CodeAre you code savvy? If so, join the private Sia leaderboard for the Advent of Code! Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill sets and skill levels that can be solved in…

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Waves Mobile Wallet: Global Update

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

We are very excited to announce a long-awaited update of the mobile app.https://medium.com/media/8793374ff889a8a96d197f9d39ec6546/hrefThe Waves mobile app has been available for some time. While it did the job in enabling users to connect to the network and make transactions, we always knew there was much more we could do. The Waves platform is so powerful, and it would be a shame not to make that available for mobile users — who number 207 million in the US and an incredible 1.02 billion in China. It’s a big market and anyone who wants to capture the crypto sector needs to understand that.So we went back to our keyboards and fully reworked the app. The result is a comprehensive, all-in-one app for mobile devices with an absolutely unique feature set that includes a crypto wallet, the Waves DEX, and fiat gateway. No other platform offers anything…

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Development Update — November 29, 2018

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

Development Update — November 29, 2018Hi Liskers,As usual, it’s been a busy couple of weeks for Lightcurve Development teams. Aside from the unveiling of our Development Roadmap and the opening of the Lisk Improvement Proposal process, development work has continued uninterrupted. We have released Lisk Core 1.3.0, Commander 2.0.0, Elements 1.1.3, Mobile 0.6.0 and Explorer 2.1.8. Check out the full rundown below.Lisk Core1.3.0 was released to Mainnet as planned on November 19. 1.3.0 gives node operators the option to use New Relic as a service to monitor node performance. This will be useful for all network stakeholders — delegates, exchanges as well as Lightcurve’s development teams. We have created a dedicated repository for this integration, which will provide you with all the information you need to start experimenting with Lisk Core and New Relic (use of New Relic is strictly optional, of course).1.4.0’s development phase ends soon,…

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FunFair Technologies – Company Update

FunFair Technologies – Company Update

29/11/2018 CasinoFair update The first generation FunFair-powered casino has now been live for just over eight weeks, with a focus on gathering data around user behaviour and player experience to help adapt marketing requirements and improve the platform. To date, CasinoFair has seen over 242,200 rounds of betting take place from over 1,200 individual sessions with the most popular games proving to be: 1. Blackjack 2. FunDice 3. Roulette.In total, over 100 players have now registered for a FunPass with over 60% of the playerbase coming from Canada. With the handle (as of last week) currently over 35.5m FUN. All of these initial players have helped both FunFair and CasinoFair to gain a greater understanding of player behaviour across aspects of the casino experience. We have a clear strategy of introducing new features to the platform which we hope to…

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KidLet will utilize NEM Technology in delivering its mission to teach kids about blockchain and fiscal management

KidLet will utilize NEM Technology in delivering its mission to teach kids about blockchain and fiscal management
Source: Blog - Nem.io

With the world’s constant evolution and technology’s persistent improvement, people are gradually realizing the possibilities they can achieve in life, whether in establishing a business of transportation that encourages connection with people (carpooling) using blockchain, or in launching an art store that also caters to cryptocurrency. People can now enjoy pursuing their passion with the help of state-of-the-art technology being made available to all. KidLet is one of the many platforms built through the dreams and passion of a 10-year old girl named Kaede Takenaka. Her projects involve a group of educators and blockchain experts who firmly believe that kids need to be actively involved in the 4th industrial revolution of technology––imagine the possibilities when children are able to take control of their own financial education and learn about disruptive technologies early on in their lives. KIDLetCoin aims to tokenize…

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NEM Foundation announces collaboration with Global HealthTech & Financial Solutions platform AENCO to drive greater Blockchain adoption with Catapult

NEM Foundation announces collaboration with Global HealthTech & Financial Solutions platform AENCO to drive greater Blockchain adoption with Catapult
Source: Blog - Nem.io

HONG KONG, November 29, 2018 — NEM Foundation is pleased to announce a new collaboration agreement with AENCO, the World’s First HealthTech & Financial Solutions Blockchain Platform, which will driver greater awareness and adoption of real Blockchain-based solutions leveraging NEM Technology. Aenco Blockchain is built upon NEM’s Private Catapult technology, focusing on real life, customizable business applications for its communities. In particular, Aenco Blockchain looks to revolutionize emerging markets such as the digital financing and healthcare-technology sectors, and will further support a number of planned DAPPs including the Aenco Financial Solutions Platform. Ricardo Medrano, NEM Foundation Hong Kong, said “we are excited to announce this MOU with AENCO to support their development of HealthTech and Financial solutions utilising NEM Blockchain Technology. Both partners share a goal of driving greater adoption and awareness of Blockchain by building and promoting first-class industry solutions that…

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FunFair @ EGR Technology and Innovation Summit 2018

FunFair @ EGR Technology and Innovation Summit 2018

28/11/2018 Tuesday saw the second edition of the exclusive EGR Technology and Innovation Summit held in Syon Park, London and FunFair’s founder Jez San was invited to take part in an on-stage interview for the closing session. In front of an audience of leading C-level executives, product, technical and wider gaming professionals, Jez was interviewed by esteemed blockchain personality Thomas Power as part of an hour long session on all things blockchain and what it means for the casino industry. The opening saw Power delve into San’s history, touching first on the video games sector, before running through his time with PKR and on to his current involvement in the crypto-space, before tangenting off to talk through wider definitions of the blockchain and the key figures shaping the decentralised world. It was then that San explained his vision – now a…

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FunFair Community relations update

FunFair Community relations update

27/11/2018 Our community has been and always will be crucial to the success of FunFair. You’ve helped us evolve from an ambitious concept into something far bigger, a game-changing product and industry first. From your initial support at token sale to helping with beta testing and the ongoing and insightful feedback and suggestions, we have thoroughly enjoyed the journey so far. From the outset, we have valued openness as a key asset to our entire business strategy and culture, whether that’s internally, in our game contracts or in our relations with our community and token holders. The last few months has seen us scale significantly and change from an evolving project growing out of our token sale to one of the few live blockchain use cases with a shippable product looking to change the gaming industry for the better. After…

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New Platform for Registering Luxury Crypto-Watches Launches on NEM Blockchain

New Platform for Registering Luxury Crypto-Watches Launches on NEM Blockchain
Source: Blog - Nem.io

Chronoswiss, a Swiss watch manufacturer, partnered with LuxTag, an anti-counterfeit and anti-theft solution provider that utilizes the NEM blockchain, to help users claim ownership of their crypto-watches. Chronoswiss and LuxTag will be using the NEM blockchain to enable users to register their luxurious crypto-watches, which Chronoswiss and Tech Bureau developed in collaboration. The project tags and tracks the watches and their ownership using the NEM blockchain. The metrics can be tracked using a mobile phone and web application. There are 5 unique crypto watches inspired by different cryptocurrencies. The exclusive collection contains only 101 limited-edition watches for each line and are being pre-sold using cryptocurrencies since Q2 of 2018. LuxTag, which provides product security and anti-counterfeit solutions to its clients, will register the watches on the NEM blockchain. Each watch has been registered with their unique serial number, reference number,…

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PIVX Updates and news – Sept/Oct/Nov

Source: Blog - Pivx.org

[Tech] – [zDEX](https://zdex.exchange/) has entered open alpha as of Nov 1, 2018! If you’re interested in helping stress-test the service and get your bearings with it, stay tuned! The open beta, which will shift to mainnet and real currencies will begin shortly after, and full release (all limitations removed) will kick in once devs are sure everything’s 100%. The press releases are out in the wild, and we have a (www.pivx.org/zdex/) for the alliance project up on the PIVX website. – @furszy’s Zerocoin revision of the Android wallet is not far off. It’s been through quite a significant bit of testing. It’s simple, fast, and ground-breaking! It will be using a brand new in-house, light-wallet-specific Zerocoin protocol called [Light Node Zerocoin Protocol](https://pivx.org/zerocoin-light-node-protocol/) developed by @furszy. You can see a quick demo of it working on mainnet on the Discord #lightwallet…

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