Waves Smart Accounts and Smart Assets

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

The first release of smart contracts will focus on account controls, making Waves more secure, powerful and flexible.Unlike platforms such as Ethereum, Waves is taking a phased approach to its smart contract releases. The first iteration of smart contracts will be a non-Turing complete implementation that will make advanced business logic available, but without the vulnerabilities of fully Turing complete contracts. These will enable several forms of account controls, which will be accessible directly from the Waves client. So what kind of operations will it be possible to carry out with Waves’ smart accounts?Multi-sigOne of the first and likely most immediately popular use cases for Waves smart contracts will be multi-sig accounts. These will require two or more users to approve a transaction before a transfer is made. This is a hugely important security feature, and makes it possible for…

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Meet the team: 90 seconds with… Sam Wright

Meet the team: 90 seconds with… Sam Wright

As part of a new regular feature, we’ll be finding out more about the people behind FunFair Technologies and what makes them tick. First up is Sam Wright, who recently joined the company as Marketing & PR Manager. Hi Sam, what does your day look like today? Today, I’ll be focusing on three main areas: events, awards and branding. I’m assisting the senior management team in putting together some media opportunities at an upcoming show in Macau, while also gathering and negotiating costings for a show presence later in the year in Amsterdam. This is intertwined with back-and-forth with an agency on copy for a blockchain awards we will be entering, along with streamlining our imagery for future branding pieces. There’s no standard day as such, with internal requests, meetings and various problems to solve with the wider team continuously…

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Designing the New Internet

Designing the New Internet
Source: Blog - Maidsafe.net

By Jim Collinson I first logged on to the internet back in the early days of the web. A hand-me-down computer from a programmer uncle meant that Christmas of ’94 was a revelation; a new frontier of knowledge opened up in-front of me. The sum of human understanding was being amassed, and was right at my fingertips: graphic design, politics, music, race car engineering… it was all there to be absorbed, pored over, discussed, contributed to. And that, to me, is the essence of the internet. A meeting of like minded individuals; teaching, learning, collaborating, trading, connecting, sharing. A place of science, of wonder, exploration, and unconstrained thought. A space where all information is equal, even information published by a teenager in a Scottish fishing town, hacking away on a cast-off 386. The internet took me to a career in…

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Lisk Hub 0.5.0 — Delegate registration and more

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

We are happy to announce the release of Lisk Hub 0.5.0. This release of our web and desktop app brings the following changes:Delegate registrationNew version release notes in the desktop appSimplified URL schemeDelegate registrationDelegates are very important stakeholders in the Lisk network, as they operate the Lisk nodes and thus, secure the Lisk network. From this version on, you can become a delegate directly from the Delegates section in Lisk Hub. The registration costs 25 LSK and the end result is the same as the delegate registration in Lisk Nano, but there are several improvements. Firstly, the process is split into multiple steps (Choose, Authenticate, Confirm) to put focus on just one thing at a time. Secondly, we improved the “Choose” step to the give you real-time feedback about availability and validity of your preferred name.When the registration is complete, you can…

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Pillars of Decentralisation: Freedom of Speech

Source: Blog - Status.im

Beneath the message, a shared machineStatus’ key differentiator is that we build properly decentralised systems. In an age where the problems of not owning your own data are becoming increasingly obvious, our community has clear insight into, and control over, their interactions online.We have four key reasons for committing to decentralisation and the deep technical challenges it poses. Each of these four pillars will be explained in detail over the course of this series, starting with a fundamental human right.Freedom of SpeechFreedom of Speech, simply put, is about allowing anyone to enquire into or express their opinion on any given subject without fear of censorship, sanction or reprisal. It has a long history in the law, from Ancient Athens and Rome; to The Bill of Rights (1689) and the French Revolution (1789); to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which reads:“Everyone…

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Brass Golem Beta 0.15.1

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

We are happy to announce the new release of Golem 0.15.1.This release adds as a feature, the possibility to restart a single subtask after the whole task hits deadline.This functionality may be useful if a user is not satisfied with a small part of the rendered image and wants to repeat this particular computation with a different provider.We have also lowered eth gas cost and predicted gas amount needed estimations, and included fixes to several errors with diverse severity on this new release.We strongly recommend updating your Golem version to the newer one.As usual, we encourage you to follow the progress of our project on theGolem Kanban, download and test this latest releaseMost importantly we would like to remark that your feedback matters, as it plays a key part for us to continue improving Golem.For more details and troubleshooting, please visit the official GitHub…

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Why Waves is Best for Airdrops

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Imagine you’re building a house. You could transport the bricks in small batches in the boot of your car. Or you can hire a lorry for the purpose. Either will work, but only one was designed to do the job quickly and effectively. Which do you choose?Airdrops have become an important element of the crypto landscape and for good reason. By distributing small amounts of tokens to many different users for free, you instantly gain a very large potential userbase. These recipients will generally want to find out more about the project. They may become larger buyers in due course, as well as some of your first testers, end user, ​ and advocates for the business. All of this can be gained in return for allocating a small proportion of your token supply in advance, plus the cost of airdropping them…

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Bancor Progress Update: Wallet Launch, Fiat-to-Crypto & Record-Breaking Volume

Source: Blog - bancor.network

These past few weeks have been incredibly exciting for Bancor as we launched the Bancor Wallet along with Bancor’s first fiat-to-crypto gateway. The releases have improved the usability of the Web App and, in turn, created a surge in activity that broke daily volume records on the network. This feels like a pivotal moment for Bancor and we’re thrilled to share the latest update.Read the full progress update for April.Highlights:Native wallet LIVE (with New Tutorials)Fiat-to-crypto integrationRecord-breaking daily volumeBancor’s Galia Benartzi on CNBC (VIDEO)Bancor’s first event series (VIDEO)New tokens & much more!Try Bancor now!Bancor Progress Update: Wallet Launch, Fiat-to-Crypto & Record-Breaking Volume was originally published in Bancor on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Bancor Progress Update: Native Wallet, Fiat Gateway, Record-Breaking Volume

Source: Blog - bancor.network

April 23, 2018These past few weeks have been incredibly exciting for Bancor as we launched the Bancor Wallet along with Bancor’s first fiat-to-crypto gateway. The releases have improved the usability of the Web App and, in turn, created a surge in activity that broke daily volume records on the network. This feels like a pivotal moment for Bancor and we’re thrilled to share the latest update:Product UpdateHello WalletBancor has released a mobile-friendly native wallet that allows users to purchase, store and manage any ERC20 token and easily convert between any token on the Bancor Network. The wallet is the first of its kind to offer automated token conversions with instant on-chain settlement. No central servers storing your money, no minimum deposits and no withdrawal fees.Driven by design and built with simplicity in mind, the new wallet (combined with the fiat integration) makes…

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Siafunds TSO Outcome

Source: Blog - Sia.tech

The Siafunds Tokenized Securities Offering (TSO) concluded on Saturday morning. We sold 231 Siafunds at a price of $7,500 per Siafund. Taking into account presale agreements with three investors, we raised approximately $1.5 million.We will immediately use this capital to expand the Sia development team. We have already hired one new core dev, Matt Sevey, and plan to hire two more in the coming weeks. This will double the size of our existing dev team.While we had hoped to sell more Siafunds in this offering, we recognize that today’s token sale environment is filled with regulatory uncertainty. Most projects have put their fundraising efforts on-hold until we have more clarity from our regulators. Today, most VCs are greatly preferring equity to tokens.With a team of three devs, Sia is one of the most actively developed projects in the cryptocurrency space, with one of…

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ICYMI: Telegram and Discord round-up

ICYMI: Telegram and Discord round-up

We’ve collated some of the main topics covered by Jez in the last week across our Telegram and Discord communities. Any update on when beta is due? And is there a formal signup form or anything like that yet? No US I assume? Jez: Don’t assume that.  We’re awaiting confirmation from our lawyers, but it might still be possible.  As you know, we’ve already started doing polls to figure out who wants to beta test. Then we’ll put the call out to register for the beta. To be honest, because of the strict legalities in us doing a beta test when we’re not a casino operator, it will be prioritised on certain countries that we’re allowed to take testers from.  So it won’t be a case of longest serving community or, most popular or anything. it’ll be prioritised into a…

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Waves-NG: Speed, Capacity and a Bit of Blockchain for Dummies

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

The answer to the question “What is blockchain and how does it work?” is less than obvious to the majority of users. Masses of blockchain-related information is published daily. Most of this content tries to use accessible language, but ends up switching from layman’s terms to the Martian-like language of computing.Simple explanations can’t keep pace with the development of blockchain technology, including both its achievements and failures. Hence the average user remains puzzled: “First you say blockchain is cool, even couldn’t grasp its benefits for myself — and now you’re telling me there are issues!”Understanding of blockchain by users, financial and government institutions is heavily coloured by this mess of headlines, breeding fears and stereotypes. Before we explain what Waves-NG is and how it increases the network’s speed, we’ll make yet another attempt to make things clearer about what blockchain is and, putting…

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FunFair at G2E Asia: Everything you need to know

FunFair at G2E Asia: Everything you need to know

As part our our plans to continue to build the FunFair brand and launch our products in different markets, we plan to attend a number of high profile events over the coming months. First up it’s G2E Asia… What is it? Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) is the premier international gaming-entertainment exhibition and conference dedicated to the Asian gaming-entertainment market. When is it? We’re just under a month away with the event taking place between 15-17 May in Macau [embedded content] Who will be there? The event regularly brings together the industry’s top buyers and suppliers to network and conduct business, including over 95% of Asian casino operators What will FunFair be doing at the event? We’ll be sending a three-strong team on the 19,240km round trip to spread our message and discuss our pioneering tech with a global audience. We’re looking forward…

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스마트 계약이 무엇인가요?

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

암호화폐는 블록체인 통화입니다. 하지만 컴퓨터 코드에도 같은 탈중앙화 접근법을 적용할 수 있으며, 그 결과 무신뢰 기반으로 이상 없이 자동으로 작동하는 앱이 탄생했습니다.비트코인은 무신뢰성 기반의 온라인 송금 방식으로서의 블록체인 기술을 확립했습니다. 하지만 이러한 맥락에서 ‘통화’는 단순히 정보를 의미합니다. 여기서 정보는 다른 것을 의미할 수 있으며, 단순히 금융 자산 이동뿐만 아니라 훨씬 넓은 범위에서 블록체인을 사용할 수 있게 해줍니다. 일대일 통신을 통한 지급에 더불어, 블록체인에서 소프트웨어를 작성하고 운영하는 것 또한 가능합니다.스마트 계약이더리움은 첫 스마트 계약 플랫폼이었습니다. 지금도 가장 널리 알려져 있으며, 시가총액 면에서도 최대 규모를 자랑합니다. 소위 ‘튜링 완전’ 스마트 계약이 특징인데, 이는 이론적으로 모든 프로그램을 작동하는 데 이더리움을 사용할 수 있음을 의미합니다. 이더리움에서는 다중 서명 지갑부터 탈중앙화된 모델로 아마존과 이베이 같은 시장을 대체하고자 하는 정교한 이커머스 플랫폼까지 다양한 프로젝트가 개발 중입니다.이더리움의 스마트 계약 접근법이 이러한 프로젝트를 강력하게 만들어주지만, 일상적인 사용자 대다수는 여기에 접근하기 어렵습니다. 어떤 스마트 계약 기능을 생성하려면 스마트 계약 프로그래밍 방법까지 알아야…

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A Vision for the Internet of Value

A Vision for the Internet of Value
Source: Blog - Ripple.com

Science fiction films and television shows are packed with mouthwatering examples of futuristic technology. Warp speed travel on the USS Enterprise, Stormtroopers riding speeder bikes on the planet Endor, psychic crime prevention systems employed by PreCrime, and intelligent androids aboard the USCSS Prometheus, just to name a few. But most of these same films also come up short when revealing the payment technology of the future. Outside of throwaway lines about credits or using rare commodities as barter, much of mainstream Sci-Fi ignores the limitless possibilities for how and why we pay for things in the future. Of course, some of what seems like futuristic technology is already coming to pass. We can now wave a smartwatch to pay for a Coca-Cola from a vending machine or for groceries in a checkout line. Apps allow us to split a restaurant…

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IOTA Partners with InnoEnergy on Smart Energy Community

Source: Blog - Iota.org

IOTA, InnoEnergy together with ÖBO and ElaadNL team up to demonstrate the IOTA Tangle on a smart community testbed to explore new business model for e-mobility and smart community energy marketsBerlin, Germany, April 2018 — The IOTA Foundation (IOTA) and InnoEnergy Scandinavia (InnoEnergy) signed a Memorandum of Understanding coming into effect this month. The two parties will collaborate on the development of smart community solutions and business model innovation.InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, has partnered with ÖrebroBostäder (ÖBO), one of Sweden’s largest public building owners, to implement a series of pilot testbed facilities including EVe which is being delivered as part of the E-REGIO project. The E-REGIO project is receiving funding from the initiative ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus within the management scope of European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, which focuses on developing Smart Community Energy Markets…

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Future in Focus: ADAMANT Messenger

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

Disclaimer: The Lisk Foundation in no way endorses projects that are interviewed for the series.This week, the Future in Focus series takes a peek into the future of messenger services. We’re featuring Russia-based ADAMANT Messenger, a blockchain-based messenger with an integrated payment system. ADAMANT uses end-to-end encryption for all messages, with the encryption key stored in the blockchain. We had the chance to speak with co-founder Dmitriy Soloduhin to learn a bit more about the project.Jennifer: Please tell me a little more about the history of ADAMANT Messenger and your relationship to blockchain technology.Dmitriy: I have always been a fan of new and interesting technologies. Prior to the founding of ADAMANT, one of the other founders, Alexey, was obsessed with cryptocurrencies, and offered to start a blockchain-based project. At first, it was simply a hobby, an interesting project to toy with and…

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Introducing Status Incubate: Dedicated to decentralization

Source: Blog - Status.im

Status Incubate provides early-stage blockchain-based startups with funding, talent, and expertise.Today, we’re thrilled to introduce Status Incubate, the first of a series of Status Projects initiatives dedicated to creating a vibrant Web3 ecosystem.At Status, our mission is to make the world more open and equitable by delivering the power of Web3 to anyone with an Internet connection. Status Projects is our comprehensive umbrella program to inspire action, support collaboration, and lay the groundwork to drive Web3 forward. Status Incubate is our first program to bring this vision to life.Status Incubate is focused on accelerating the development of mobile-ready DApps and the Web3 ecosystem. This initiative has been designed to provide the necessary guidance and support to help make the most compelling projects successful.The foundation of our platform is readySince we launched Status in alpha in January of last year, our teams have…

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Welcome Umair Sarfraz to the IOTA Foundation

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Umair Sarfraz is a software developer with experience in web technologies and a deep interest in distributed systems, software architecture and cloud security.Umair holds degrees in Software Engineering and International Relations. In his pursuit for a Masters degree in Information Security from COMSATS University, Islamabad, he has carried out extensive research and development around security of cloud orchestration engines, SELinux, and distributed systems.While exploring the IOTA community and protocol, he came under the tutelage of Dr. Navin Ramachandran of the IOTA Foundation. And from here he began a journey of research and development around IOTA. His major contribution has been on the Trinity wallet project. Umair’s other interest areas include Tangle analysis and privacy, which he will be investigating for his research thesis.On joining IOTAI am thrilled, to join the IOTA Foundation and work with some of the brightest minds in the…

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Setting New Standards for the Blockchain Industry: ICONOMI’s Digital Assets Verified by Deloitte

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

Setting New Standards for the Blockchain Industry: ICONOMI’s Digital Assets Verified by DeloitteICONOMI’s first blockchain audit represents one of the most important milestones so far, another bridge we have built between the old and the new economy, and another step we have made toward transparency and trust. With the help of our community, clients, partners, and employees, we are building a global story and setting up criteria for a better and more orderly blockchain industry. I’m convinced that with this move, by using the principles of the existing financial world and adding innovative processes from the emerging crypto-economy, we are taking another proactive step toward regulation. I’m also confident that such responsible practices will help pave the way for other blockchain-based companies. The only way blockchain companies will become widespread is through trust.Self-regulation has become an important part of the blockchain…

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Proof of Solvency: Technical Overview

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

Proof of Solvency: Technical OverviewOn April 5, 2018, ICONOMI’s $133.6M of liabilities and $210.2M of reserves, distributed across 80 digital assets, were blockchain audited and verified by Deloitte.Our goal for the blockchain audit was to prove our solvency and our digital asset holdings using best practices from the traditional financial industry merged with the transparency of the blockchain world. This is why we decided to work with Deloitte and to utilize the Merkle tree approach.Transparency vs. AnonymityA Merkle tree is a structure that allows for efficient and secure verification of content in a large body of data. Using Merkle trees, each individual user can verify his or her account balance and calculate all liabilities without disclosing any personal information.Measuring SolvencySolvency is defined as the ability of a company to meet its long-term financial commitments. Solvency is proved once the total…

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Программы лояльности на блокчейне

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Один из самых распространенных примеров применения блокчейн технологии на практике — программы лояльности. Криптовалюта в данном случае подразумевает более широкий спектр применения, чем может показаться, на первый взгляд.Rakuten — японский конкурент Amazon — недавно объявил о переводе своей программы лояльности стоимостью 9 миллиардов долларов США на блокчейн: супер-баллы Rakuten (Rakuten Super Points) станут монетами (Rakuten Coin). Среди постоянно растущего количества программ лояльности на блокчейне программа Rakuten станет самой масштабной из всех.По сравнению с традиционными программами лояльности, программы лояльности на блокчейне менее затратны. Кроме того, они более удобны и выгодны для потребителя. Блокчейн не только дает возможность компаниям вводить более эффективные программы лояльности, но и осваивать совершенно новые модели ведения бизнеса.Открытая ценностьТипичная ситуация с картами лояльности такова: покупатель оформляет карту в магазине, а затем оставляет ее пылиться дома или в офисе. В 2015 году команда проекта Incent пришла к выводу, что традиционные программы лояльности несовершенны, решив исправить положение. Классическая балльная…

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Cold Storage: How To Keep Your Blockchain Tokens Really Safe

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Cold storage is the practice holding cryptocurrency securely by generating addresses offline — meaning that no hacker can gain access to them.The public key cryptography that underpins all blockchains is extremely strong, meaning that it is impossible for a hacker to steal funds with a brute-force attack: it would take billions of years or more to guess the private key that gives access to a bitcoin address, no matter how powerful the computer used.However, there are many other ways that coins can be stolen, for example when a hacker gains access to a device and is able to copy a wallet file or learn the private key some other way. The only means to guard against this with complete confidence is to generate a crypto address offline, and then to send coins to it. Since the private key is never exposed to the internet,…

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Attestation Of Accredited Investors

Source: Blog - Byteball

Attestation Of Accredited InvestorsWe keep improving Byteball as an investment platform, and today we are launching a tool that is absolutely required for a large class of investments: verification of accredited investors.Billions of dollars were raised in ICOs in 2017. Most of these ICOs were selling utility tokens trying satisfy the Howey test and avoid being classified as securities (but still miserably failing the duck test). But not every investment offer can be packaged as a utility token, and this game is becoming increasingly risky, as exemplified by the recent Munchee case.Most countries restrict access to risky investments and make them available only to accredited (qualified) investors. For example, in the US, one can sell unregistered securities under SEC Rule 506(c) if all investors are accredited.So, to go beyond utility tokens and be able to sell securities (security tokens), one…

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World’s first IOTA Smart Charging Station

Source: Blog - Iota.org

On Wednesday the 18th of April ElaadNL released the first charging station in the world where charging and paying can be done with IOTA, in a machine 2 machine way. The charger is part of the new ElaadNL test site. The test site is located in business park Arnhems Buiten (former KEMA site) and contains all types of charging stations that are used in the public area in the Netherlands. This includes a fast charger, a charging island, a battery, two charging lanterns and the IOTA charger.Harm van den Brink, innovator at ElaadNL and Enexis is charging a mini Telsa on the IOTA charging station at the ElaadNL test site in Arnhem, the Netherlands. (PHOTO available in high resolution at ElaadNL)The IOTA Tangle is an innovative type of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) specifically designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) environment. It…

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Status Alpha 0.9.17 Release Notes

Source: Blog - Status.im

0.9.17 — LaunchpadAs promised in our last release notes, the research and development Status has done over the last two months on Whisper v6 has led to massive reductions in both the data and battery power used by the app.From early alpha releases that could consume up to 10GB of data in a day if left unattended, we have optimized both Whisper itself and our client-side handling of messages to reduce this to just 10–20MB per day. This is the same order of magnitude for all other major instant messengers, while Status remains committed to decentralization.The various updates to Whisper and our client-side handling have reduced CPU/Battery usage by over 120% compared to our last upgrade. Gone are the days when Status could seem unstable! Our security audit is 50% complete, with some minor and one major bug found so far. In other…

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Lisk North America Tour 2018 Recap

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

With a mission to expand Lisk’s global presence, we announced that we would be embarking on a Lisk North America tour in early spring. With the completion of the tour, I’m excited to share all of the details with you! This blog post will detail the cities I visited, the events, as well as the wonderful people and community members I met.First Stop — April 2, 2018: Meetup, San Antonio, Texas, USSecond Stop — April 4–5, 2018: Conference and Meetup, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaThird Stop — April 9, 2018: Meetup, Seattle, Washington, USMeetup in San Antonio.San Antonio, TXThe first city I visited on the Lisk North America tour was San Antonio. The city’s warm climate and people made this part of the trip very memorable. With a population of approximately 1.5 million, San Antonio is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States; San Antonio contains one of the fastest…

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Dow Jones Media Group Partners With Brave Software To Offer Premium Content To Users and Test…

Source: Blog - Basic Attention Token

Dow Jones Media Group Partners With Brave Software To Offer Premium Content To Users and Test Blockchain-Based Payment TechnologySAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, April 18, 2018 — Privacy web browser Brave Software and Dow Jones Media Group have announced a partnership aimed at bringing premium content to new audiences and testing blockchain technology usage in digital publishing.Under the agreement, Brave will provide access to premium content from Dow Jones Media Group to a limited number of users who download the Brave browser on a first-come, first-serve basis. The available content set features full access to Barrons.com or a premium MarketWatch newsletter, both titles from the Dow Jones Media Group stable of global brands.The two companies also aim to collaborate on and experiment with blockchain-based technology in media and advertising. They plan to test a number of innovative solutions in the news and information…

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Смарт-контракты Waves. Что и когда ожидать

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Криптовалюты — это деньги на блокчейне. Тот же децентрализованный подход применим и к языкам программирования, в результате чего можно получить приложения, которые работают сами по себе, без ошибок и необходимости вести надзор за их работой.Биткоин ввел в нашу жизнь технологию, с помощью которой можно совершать денежные транзакции без проверок. Нужно отметить, что в данном случае слово «деньги» подразумевает единицы информации. За единицами информации может скрываться что угодно, поэтому блокчейн можно использовать в более широком спектре сфер, помимо финансовых услуг. В дополнение к P2P-платежам блокчейн также используется для написания и запуска разного рода программного обеспечения.Смарт-контрактыПомимо того, что Etherium — самая узнаваемая платформа, обладающая к тому же наивысшей капитализацией, она стала первой использовать смарт-контракты. Etherium использует так называемые Тьюринг-полные смарт-контракты, поэтому, теоретически, на платформе можно разработать и запустить любую программу, которую только придумает воображение. На Etherium создается множество проектов от кошельков с мультиподписями до сложных платформ электронной…

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Waves Smart Contracts. What to Expect and When

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Cryptocurrencies are blockchain cash, but the same decentralised approach can be taken to computer code — resulting in apps that run trustlessly and automatically, with no chance of failure.Bitcoin has established blockchain technology as a trustless way of sending cash online. But ‘cash’ in this context simply means information. That information can represent other things too, giving the blockchain a far wider set of use cases than financial transfers alone. In addition to making peer-to-peer payments, it’s also possible to write and run software on the blockchain.Smart ContractsEthereum was the first smart contracts platform, and is still the best known and largest by market cap. It features so-called ‘Turing-complete’ smart contracts — which means that theoretically Ethereum can be used to run any programme. There are many projects being developed on Ethereum, from multi-sig wallets to sophisticated e-commerce platforms that aim to replace marketplaces like…

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The Table

The Table
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

During the first 2 months of the birth of PIVX (Jan/Feb, 2017), the community was seeing a large wave of people coming into our Slack channel (we’re on Discord now) A few came in as your typical trolls and FUDsters and at times, some super hostile and rude. This created a hostile environment at times and we were concerned for our members and the reputation of this space and our project.  As a community, we talked about the brand and who we wanted to be seen as and how we should present ourselves in the crypto-verse. Many started talked about being the “good guys” of crypto, being a space where people feel safe and creative and where we wouldn’t put up with acting out or rude or harmful behavior. We needed a story, a narrative, an image to help people understand…

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FunFair Technologies partners with Spike Games in industry first

FunFair Technologies partners with Spike Games in industry first

The partnership sees Spike Games create new versions of existing titles for FunFair’s blockchain casino platform   We’re excited to announce our partnership with leading game developer Spike Games. We will be working with the team at Spike to create new versions of existing online gaming titles built entirely on the blockchain, starting with a revamp of ‘Alice Cooper’s School’s Out for Summer’ produced under license with Global Merchandising Services. The developed games will be added to our existing suite of blockchain-powered casino games with the pioneering partnership designed to help refine the processes and APIs to enable game developers to easily integrate game content on the FunFair platform going forward. Our unique business model also means that when the games go live, Spike Games will be paid instantly in FUN tokens at the end of every session. Jez San, CEO, FunFair…

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So, we’re live on the Ethereum Mainnet! Now what?

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

Image from PXHERE.comWe are still processing everything that’s happening around our mainnet launch — so we really cannot explain how we feel. We are continually pinching ourselves to figure out if we’re dreaming or this outstanding response is real.However, as we mentioned in other blog posts, this is just the beginning of a new road for Golem. We would like to share with you what the dev team has planned for the near (and not so near) future.Golem’s Development next stepsUsability and functionality are pressing subjects nowadays on the Blockchain ecosystem. They are the key to mass adoption of our dApps.This is what Golem has in store to address and improve these subjects:Concent service: Finalization and launch to increase network securityGPU support will be added to Golem (right now we’re only supporting CPU)Proprietary software support: this is key to achieve the goal of onboarding more rendering software.New…

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Майнинг на алгоритме Proof of Stake

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

В системе, работающей на алгоритме Proof of Stake (PoS), шансы майнера на создание следующего блока зависят от объема средств, которым он располагает. В отличие от Proof of Work, который изначально возник в системе биткоина, такой подход более энергоэффективен, так как нет необходимости тратить большие объемы электричества на решение математических задач, влияющих на вероятность создания блоков.Биткоин смог решить, казалось бы, неразрешимую проблему. Раз информацию так легко копировать, как же тогда можно передавать деньги онлайн напрямую от человека к человеку без опасений, что отправитель использует одни и те же средства дважды? Этот нюанс называют проблемой двойной траты, именно поэтому в традиционных платежных системах есть промежуточное звено, которому доверяют, например, в виде банка.Proof of WorkСатоши Накамото, анонимный создатель биткоина, понял, что избавиться от промежуточного звена можно только одним способом — через предоставление общего доступа к аккаунтам всем участниками системы. Такой подход подразумевает, что пользователи отправляют транзакции в сеть,…

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Welcome Eric Hop to the IOTA Foundation

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Eric Hop obtained his BSc. in Computer Science at HIO in Eindhoven (Netherlands) in 1984. His initial love for electronics turned into a passion for computers the moment he encountered them at the university computer center. Eric has been a Software Engineer ever since, racking up 38 years of experience, mostly in highly technical environments, like Philips and Sony.He considers himself one of those few lucky people that got to turn their hobby into their full-time job. His continuing self-education caused him to be at the forefront of most important waves in computing. Most of his career he has been working as a freelancer, preferably from his home office. He also spends a significant amount of his time educating and coaching people. He currently lives in the Vancouver BC area in Canada.On Joining IOTAHaving been in crypto space since 2013 I soaked up…

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Confirmation rates in the Tangle

Source: Blog - Iota.org

The IOTA consensus mechanism is based on a weighted random walk. Using this tip selection mechanism, large branches of the Tangle become larger and smaller ones become smaller, until they get abandoned. The intuition is quite similar to blockchains: while a blockchain builds upon the longest chain, the Tangle builds upon the heaviest branch.Except it doesn’t, not quite. Instead of always going towards the heaviest branch, some randomness is allowed in the walk, to make sure that lighter branches are occasionally approved. The motivation for this is maintaining a high transaction rate: if only the heaviest branch are approved, the result will be a thin chain of approved transactions, with most others getting left behind. For an illustration of this, try running the visual simulation with a large value of α, and see that most transactions are not confirmed. Remember that…

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Stellar Build Challenge #6 – the Results

Stellar Build Challenge #6 – the Results
Source: Blog - Stellar.org

Confusion. Disorder. Darkness. Without form. Without meaning. For unbroken millennia, seemingly forever, all creation is but a roiling emptiness—all existence, void—as the sublime mystery of the unknown and a nameless malevolence combine in absolute nullity. Oblivion holds silent, cruel dominion, and the universe writhes, pathetic in its vacant struggle; timeless, deathless, soulless, loathsome. Then, suddenly, from chaos, order. Behold! Obey! Yes, the 6th Stellar Build Challenge is officially over. Below are your winners. This is a real photo of the judging process. Before we get to the best of the many excellent projects we had the privilege to review, we want to point out that we received more submissions for this SBC than in all previous challenges combined. This is Stellar in microcosm. There’s an order of magnitude more interest in the Network now; and the combined talent applied to…

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2018 Monthly Update III

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

2018 Monthly Update IIIWelcome to the latest edition of our Monthly Update series. In March, we hosted another successful Meet the Managers event, released our new DAA List page and new DAA metrics, released our first development overview, and much more.New DAA InsightsFrancis Lee of Future Crypto Economy (FCE) pointed out parallels between the venture capital world and the crypto-economy, discussed FCE’s unique weighting logic, and other topics in his interview.Dirk-Jan Dorr, Maarten Dorr, and Nathan Hartman of Phoenix Paradigm Indicator (PPI) discussed the importance of customer service in their management strategy, the Dutch market for digital assets, and more.Cain Ransbottyn of TRADE explained why he doesn’t like Bitcoin, the state of crypto in Belgium, and other subjects.Events & MediaThe new events page on our website makes it easy to keep track of where the next Meet the Managers event will be. We…

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Welcome Jan Pauseback to the IOTA Foundation

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Jan Pauseback has spent most of his working life in the mobility space. He started out with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Technology from University of Applied Sciences Wedel.His professional career began at mytaxi, where he was part of the very beginnings of the most successful taxi app in Europe.After being part of building a successful start-up, he moved onto work in Sweden and later the U.S. where he got a Master’s degree in Software Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology and worked for the innovation office IT at Volvo Cars and Mercedes Benz Research and Development North America. Jan’s work there mostly constituted of conceptualizing and implementing prototype applications for smartphones and in-car dashboards.After returning to Germany he helped build mytaxi’s taxi driver app.mytaxi was acquired by Daimler and Jan left the company to co-found a company of…

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Bulletproofs and PIVX: An interview with Jonathan Bootle

Bulletproofs and PIVX: An interview with Jonathan Bootle
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

One of our content creators, Robert Devoe (optical88), did a quick Q&A with Jonathan Bootle, one of two cryptographers on our team.  Here’s the outcome of that encounter – Enjoy! Why PIVX? Why did you choose to work with us? I chose to work with PIVX because I thought my skills were a good match for the development team, and I was impressed by the high level of activity and community driven development that I saw. What do you see in PIVX that makes it attractive considering your work? There are a lot of places where zero-knowledge proofs could be incorporated and, I think, lots of scope for cool protocol optimisations. With Bulletproofs added, what will be the major improvement it will bring? Considering other privacy coins how will it set us apart? I think that the largest benefit will…

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Bulletproofs and PIVX: An interview with Jonathon Bootle

Bulletproofs and PIVX: An interview with Jonathon Bootle
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

One of our content creators, Robert Devoe (optical88), did a quick Q&A with Jonathon Bootle, one of two cryptographers on our team.  Here’s the outcome of that encounter – Enjoy! Why PIVX? Why did you choose to work with us? I chose to work with PIVX because I thought my skills were a good match for the development team, and I was impressed by the high level of activity and community driven development that I saw. What do you see in PIVX that makes it attractive considering your work? There are a lot of places where zero-knowledge proofs could be incorporated and, I think, lots of scope for cool protocol optimisations. With Bulletproofs added, what will be the major improvement it will bring? Considering other privacy coins how will it set us apart? I think that the largest benefit will…

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Privacy is our First Name

Privacy is our First Name
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

Privacy is kind of an odd thing. We tend not to think about it when it’s not an issue, and we always have this assumption that we’re not being watched. Reality, unfortunately, is not nearly that simple. The truth is, we are all being watched and analyzed every day. Big companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple all watch us meticulously under the guise that their actions are benign or solely focused on “improving the user experience”. The world at large just got a sharp slap in its face in the form of the recent Facebook data mining fiasco. So now is the perfect time to talk about why we need privacy to be not just something for the paranoid, but for the average person. But what about those who argue that privacy is only for those engaged in illegal or…

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#Waves2Years Birthday Conference: как это было

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

11 апреля платформа Waves отметила двухлетие со дня запуска, собрав гостей со всего мира на Waves Birthday Conference. Мы безумно рады тому, что такое количество людей пришло поздравить нас и отметить день рождение Waves! Откровенно говоря, для нас такое мероприятие — первое, что особенно приятно на фоне пришедшего количества посетителей.Главным событием Конференции стала презентация основателя Waves Саши Иванова о текущем состоянии дел и планах платформы на будущее. Презентация прошла на ура: на ответы на вопросы из зала ушло больше времени, чем предполагалось.Кстати, всю презентацию мы записали на видео, русская версия доступна в нашей VK-группе:Двухлетие Waves Platform | #Waves2yearsА вот тут можно посмотреть английскую версию:https://medium.com/media/94b4474361fc8572ed5a93604f62e4e4/hrefГости также смогли посетить три выставочные зоны: Waves Lab, Waves Client Demo Zone и Developers Area. Клиент Waves, который мог оценить любой желающий через интерактивные панели, привлек к себе особое внимание. Это понятно, потому что наш клиент — лучший. Те, кто…

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DAA Manager Insights: Blockchain Nordic

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

DAA Manager Insights: Blockchain NordicSince the ever-growing monetization of digital encounters is likely to extend through the next decades, privacy is becoming a rare commodity. ICONOMI’s wide spectrum of DAAs not only represent diversity and depth within each digital asset, but also a full range of options for different DAA manager styles. Today we are giving you a glimpse into the views of Blockchain Nordic from Denmark, manager of the private and hidden BNX DAA.Are Danish/Scandinavian people risk-takers? How do they see crypto? Do negative media articles influence them?Generally speaking, Scandinavians are thought of as careful investors who like to stay on the safe side. However, increased investment in innovation and start-ups in recent years are a clear indication that the mindset is shifting to a less risk-averse one.The media has not been the most bullish or accurate when reporting…

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Buying Bytes With Visa Or Mastercard

Source: Blog - Byteball

Buying Bytes With Visa Or MastercardBuilding more bridges with the real world, we are launching our first fiat on-ramp today.We partnered with Indacoin to allow to buy Bytes with Visa or Mastercard. Indacoin already offered Bytes on their website but the fee was huge: about 20%. Unfortunately, selling crypto with credit cards is a high-risk business.But we have KYC, which allows to reduce risks, reduce costs, and improve user experience by removing the necessity to go through Indacoin’s own KYC.To buy Bytes with a card, your real name has to be attested (if it is not, it is a good reason to go through Jumio attestation). You talk to the bot “Buy Bytes with Visa or Mastercard”, which you find in the Bot Store. You share your private profile with the bot in a couple of clicks, answer a few…

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Brave Distributes Million Dollar Referral Program to Content Creators

Source: Blog - Basic Attention Token

Up to $3 Million in BAT Incentive Allocated and More Planned as Brave Passes 2 Million Monthly Active UsersToday we are distributing the first part of our Million Dollar referral program directly to online publishers and content creators. Brave will now transfer accrued BAT to publishers and creators on a recurring monthly basis.In February, we launched our initial Million Dollar referral program to enable sites and YouTube creators to earn Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) when their users adopt the Brave browser. We increased this program by another million dollars in March, when we extended Brave Payments to Twitch.tv streamers.BAT Awards available today in creators’ Brave accountsIf you are a site owner, YouTube creator, or Twitch streamer who participates in these referral programs by asking your audience to download the Brave browser, you can check your Brave Payments balance at https://publishers.basicattentiontoken.org/ and collect your…

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PIVX Official Sponsor of “Por Los Niños” in Cancun!

PIVX Official Sponsor of “Por Los Niños” in Cancun!
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

Community is the biggest driving factor behind a lot of efforts for PIVX. We are constantly looking for ways to help, not only our community members but society in general wherever we can! During one of the weekly PIVX meetups in Cancun, our PIVX Ambassador ONeZetty was approached by Neils (owner of La Tradicional Churreria, the first Cancun restaurant to accept PIVX!) who had an idea for an initiative he called Por Los Niños Por Los Niños was created for elementary school children in Cancun to encourage in-school participation by rewarding them for their progress! Students who show enthusiasm at their school, whether it be performance, a positive attitude or grades, will receive a coupon for a free breakfast at La Tradicional Churreria! ONeZetty immediately recognized the initiative as a wonderful addition to the Cancun community and offered to support…

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Lisk Hub 0.4.0 — Tutorial, Second Passphrase Registration and more

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

We are excited to announce release of Lisk Hub 0.4.0. This is another regular bi-weekly update with improvements to our web and desktop app. The main new features are:Onboarding process with a tutorialSecond passphrase registrationLaunch protocol in the desktop versionOnboarding processLisk Hub is now one of many applications that have a visual way of introducing all the UI elements to new users. The tutorial is launched automatically after you log into an account for the first time in Lisk Hub. You’re taken through all the menu items and account information. Some users prefer to be introduced to applications this way, while others like to click their own way through the app, therefore you have the option to skip the tutorial. We strongly believe that even if you choose to skip the tutorial, the UI should be intuitive and user-friendly.Second passphrase registrationYou can now…

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Stratis Full Node GUI Mainnet Beta Release

Stratis Full Node GUI Mainnet Beta Release
Source: Blog - Stratisplatform.com

Following on from the recent successful release of the Full Node Mainnet Beta, Stratis is proud to present the Mainnet Beta release of the Full Node GUI, which has now officially been renamed Stratis Core. We took on the feedback from our users and added new features as well as more general improvements: • Ability to view all addresses that are generated by the wallet • QR codes appear in the receive modal • Wallet officially renamed Stratis Core Additional improvements also in this release are as follows: • UI enhancements • Update to use the latest beta version of the Full Node • Update of external dependencies Please bear in mind that is a beta release, therefore, please use the staking feature with caution. Downloads for the different platforms can be found below: Windows 64-bitWindows 32-bitMac OS XLinux (deb)Linux…

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