Aurora Chain Joins Heated Public Blockchain Race

Aurora Chain Joins Heated Public Blockchain Race
Source: Themerkle.com

Seoul, 21 May 2018. Public blockchain Aurora hosted a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul marking the blockchain’s official launch globally. During the event, Aurora’s founder Aqua Zhao announced Aurora blockchain network is scheduled to go live today. Hundreds of journalists from China, South Korea, UK, US, and many other nations were at the conference. He further shared his vision for Aurora, a public chain that will lead the next-generation blockchain technology and application. “We seek to go beyond the blockchain to bring real value to the world”, said Zhao. The team put a lot of their efforts into technology, innovation, and adaption to better suit the industry requirements of video games, Big data, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and countless others. According to Zhao, Aurora will build a Dapp-enabled blockchain world as iridescent as the natural phenomenon’s…

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A Religion Is Any Set Of Rules That Claims To Define Moral Vs. Immoral Human Activites

A Religion Is Any Set Of Rules That Claims To Define Moral Vs. Immoral Human ActionsReligions are invented belief systems that express their members’ fundamental ideas about what are the right and wrong ways to do things like please God, operate a government, or organize an economy.By David Grace (www.DavidGraceAuthor.com)Religion Is Fundamentally A Belief System About Right & WrongPeople who don’t think about God very much assume that religion doesn’t play a material role in their lives.Those people are wrong. Religion does not merely involve rules about God.Religions are emotional, subjective collections of rules that somebody invented about what is right and what is wrong, what is fair and what is unfair, what is moral and what is immoral. Those subjective rules were made up as first principles.Sometimes the religion’s rules relate to individual conduct:Sex outside of marriage is wrong.Drinking alcohol is wrong.Sometimes they relate to economic…

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Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies

Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies
Source: Bitcoin.com

Spain’s financial regulator has clarified its position on regulated investment funds investing directly in cryptocurrencies. These type of funds are legal under Law 22/2014, and investments can be made through three types of legal entities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Funds Directly Investing in Cryptocurrencies Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV – Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores) recently clarified its position on registered funds investing in cryptocurrencies directly. The CNMV is the Spanish government agency responsible for regulating the securities markets. In a Questions and Answers document addressed to fintech companies on activities and services that can have a relationship with the Commission, one of the questions was “Can a fund registered by the CNMV directly invest in cryptocurrencies?” The Commission replied: This type of funds would have a legal place in Law 22/2014, which…

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Ethereum Certified Developer Bernard Peh on The Future of Crypto, Dealing with Regulations, and Blockbid (Interview)

Ethereum Certified Developer Bernard Peh on The Future of Crypto, Dealing with Regulations, and Blockbid (Interview)
Source: Bitcoinist.com

Bitcoinist recently caught up with Bernard Peh, one of only 56 Ethereum Certified developers in the world, and picked his brain on his current project, the state of the cryptocurrency market, and what being “Ethereum Certified” even means.  Bitcoinist: You are one of only 59 Ethereum Certified developers in the world. What exactly does “Ethereum Certified” mean, exactly? BP: First of all, I like to congratulate B9lab for setting the golden standard in Ethereum Certification. As of today, the passing rate (based on the number of students who signed up) was about 15%. Basically, you cannot be certified if you do not have very good knowledge of Ethereum and its high-level programming language – Solidity. In theory, being “Ethereum Certified” means that people should feel more secure with my code in the Blockchain. I have deployed many Ethereum smart contracts…

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Roger Ver and Ryan X. Charles Reveal the Future of Cash

Roger Ver and Ryan X. Charles Reveal the Future of Cash
Source: Bitcoin.com

The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (香港四季酒店) in the city’s financial center is this week’s spot for Roger Ver’s weekly video update, a project started just about a month ago. He’s joined at the five-star retreat for the episode by Ryan X. Charles, CEO of Yours.org. The two men discussed their participation in an international conference and revealed an exciting future for decentralized, censorship resistant, cash.   Also read: Alec Baldwin’s Lambo Movie Backed by Crypto Tech Ver and Charles Make an Entertaining, Informative Pair “Everybody’s been excited about ‘bcash’ for quite a while,” Roger Ver (CEO of Bitcoin.com) smiled and giggled with joy at the delicious irony. “So, it’s finally here everybody!” A very relaxed Mr. Ver has taken to making weekly videos, highlighting his work within the bitcoin cash community. He was prompted to laughter by Yours.org co-founder…

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The Future of Advertisement Intelligence Powered by Blockchain

The Future of Advertisement Intelligence Powered by Blockchain
Source: Coinspeaker.com

Computer bots, lack of transparency and subsequent mounting losses of advertisers – all these digital advertising sphere is plagued with. Fortunately, blockchain is here to help. In 2017, digital ad spending amassed $209 bln globally, whereas the amount falling only at TV makes $178 bln. Increasingly, more TV advertisers are relocating their budgets across digital platforms, with projections estimated to reach $335 bln by 2020. Led by internet giants like Google and Facebook, big data has played a fundamental role in advertising over the past 10 years. While Facebook rules over display advertising, Google dominates paid search advertising. In spite of the obvious benefits, glaring flaws abound in digital advertising. As a whole, the industry lacks transparency. Computer bots are thought to be behind high ad engagement rates, triggering serious concerns among business owners and advertises alike. Blockchain comes to…

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Decentralized Risk Platform GRE to Bring Risk Trading to the Masses

Source: Coinspeaker.com

The platform will bring risk trading to the forefront of exchange by addressing multiple inherent problems in today’s risk management industry. The future is full of uncertainties. We cannot predict what will happen in the coming days, months, and years. The obvious solution to this problem is active management of risk in the forms of insurance for general public and derivative products for institutions to mitigate the effects of unforeseen circumstances. With a global gross transaction volume of 4.8 trillion USD in 2017, the risk management industry is growing by the day. GRE is a blockchain based platform that banks on the power of decentralization and brings this industry into the future with streamlined, instant risk transfer at the touch of a button. Current Problems in the Industry The risk management industry is currently characterized by issues that make it…

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The Privacy Coin Matrix: A Comprehensive Spreadsheet of Anonymous Digital Assets

The Privacy Coin Matrix: A Comprehensive Spreadsheet of Anonymous Digital Assets
Source: Bitcoin.com

After delving into the world of cryptocurrencies one can see that good majority of digital asset proponents are big fans of privacy and anonymity. Just recently a spreadsheet document was published that lists the top privacy-centric coins and the various differences between them. The paper called “Privacy Coin Matrix,” allows enthusiasts to see a comprehensive list of cryptocurrency networks that focus on promoting financial privacy. Also read: Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto Introducing the Privacy Coin Matrix A Google Docs’ spreadsheet has been recently published on the wide variety of cryptocurrencies that aim to bolster financial anonymity. The paper is very comprehensive and includes various details about each coins’ attributes strewn across a very long spreadsheet. Coins that are present in the ‘Matrix’ spreadsheet include Bitcoin Core (BTC), Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Dash, Verge (XVG), PIVX, Bitcoin Private (BTCP), and more….

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Quantum Computing to be Shared with the World Through Cloud Technology Thanks to Qilimanjaro

Source: Coinspeaker.com

Quantum Computing has come a long way since being theorized. Qilimanjaro is ready to help take it to the next step. Quantum Computers will be able to help humanity solve problems like modelling complex chemical processes which current computers do not have the capacity to do. Companies like Google, IBM and smaller startups are working rigorously to create the next generation of quantum computers, but there is still a long road ahead. Qilimanjaro: Bringing the Future to You Qilimanjaro wants to share this technology with the public to help accelerate the progress that is being made by private companies. Quantum technology is currently highly centralised, resulting in a small number of individuals having access to the technology. Keeping such a powerful and complicated technology in the hands of few hinders the potential progression that can be made. This is where…

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Sophistication and Simplicity on the Four-in-One CGCX Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform

Source: Coinspeaker.com

Cryptocurrency exchanges have stagnated in their capacities to innovate and provide versatile trading tools, ones that are ready for the ever-advancing blockchain era are needed. Presently, the majority of crypto-exchanges tend only to facilitate cryptocurrency trading, leaving users without many other exciting or diverse ways to spend, send and invest their accumulated cryptocurrencies. Going beyond the norm, CGCX is raising the bar by offering a number of secure, cost-effective and innovative tools to cryptocurrency traders, businesses, merchants and consumers. The CGCX platform has bundled together four modules that when put together, completely transforms how the world will engage with cryptocurrencies. CGCX: 4-in-1 Features Exchange: This part of the platform is a 24/7 cryptocurrency hybrid exchange offering a broad and growing range of cryptocurrencies, fiat and other assets. Additionally, the exchange is loaded with state-of-the-art security, bot prevention and IP flagging…

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Keplertek – Chance to Invest in Limitless Future

Keplertek – Chance to Invest in Limitless Future
Source: Livebitcoinnews.com

The next few weeks will be very busy for Kepler Technologies. Not only is the start of the pre-sale (with an astonishing 30% bonus) of their KEP tokens just around the corner, they are also attending leading blockchain conferences all around the world to spread awareness for their promising project. Keplers CEO, Giorgi Topura, attended Coingeek.com’s conference in Hongkong on May 18th and the team will travel to Budapest for Blockchainneum, a one-day meet-up taking place on May 23rd. After this, your next chance to get to know the brilliant minds behind this promising and innovative start-up will be at Blockshoweurope in Berlin, from May 28th until May 29th. The team is working very hard to ensure that Kepler gets the international exposure and recognition it deserves. Not only is it the best rated ICO on multiple listing sites such…

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Russia and Iran May Use Cryptocurrencies to Bypass International Sanctions

Russia and Iran May Use Cryptocurrencies to Bypass International Sanctions
Source: Bitcoinist.com

Politicians in Iran and Russia are discussing the possibility of using digital currencies to bypass sanctions.  Cryptocurrencies: A Tool for Bypassing Sanctions Decentralization is one of the biggest advantages of cryptocurrencies. Unlike traditional fiat currencies, cryptocurrency transactions cannot be stopped by a central party or authority. Some countries have sanctions imposed on them by the USA and many European nations. Several experts believe that certain countries may be bypassing international sanctions by using decentralized cryptocurrencies. Russia and Iran are two countries that are currently under heavy sanctions that may soon use cryptocurrencies to bypass sanctions. How Iran and Russia May Benefit from Cryptocurrencies In a recent news report by PressTV, Iranian MP Mohammad-Reza Pourebrahimi discussed in a meeting in Moscow the possibility of using cryptocurrencies for international payments. Dmitry Mezentsev, the Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy, also attended…

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UK Mosque Plans to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Alms and Zakat this Ramadan

Source: Btcmanager.com

While Islam frowns at high-interest rate lending, currencies not backed by commodities or assets, and Ponzi schemes, the Shacklewell Lane mosque in London has caught the bitcoin bug and has made it possible for Muslims in the area to give alms and make donations to the mosque with cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin for Zakat and Sadaqah In what seems like a forward-thinking maneuver, the UK’s first Turkish-owned Mosque is accepting bitcoin and Ethereum’s ether this Ramadan season. “The zakat will be used to feed the poor in our local community and help others in need. We will also put a portion aside to help with the urgent renovations needed at the mosque. Inshallah (by God’s grace) the cryptocurrency campaign is a success, and we do receive donations. If it works, I’m sure many other mosques and Islamic charities, not just in Britain…

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The Numbers Behind Kepler Technologies

The Numbers Behind Kepler Technologies
Source: Livebitcoinnews.com

After receiving incredible and record-breaking rankings on all relevant listing platforms, more and more people have become intrigued by Kepler’s groundbreaking ideas and visions in regards to a future shaped by a combination of Robotics, AI and the Blockchain. There is only one more day until Kepler’s pre-sale finally begins, lasting from May 22nd until June 5th. Everyone will be able to participate in this exciting event (after confirming your identity through KYC), making the next two weeks your last chance to buy tokens with an astonishing 30% bonus! Kepler will be selling 4,000,000 tokens during the pre-sale, with each token being valued at $1.25, until KEP hits exchanges in July. This is your opportunity to invest in Kepler’s innovative and disruptive idea and to truly be a first-mover. The minimum contribution is 0.2 ETH and there is no maximum…

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Zixx Cryptocurrency Is Now Trading

Source: Coinspeaker.com

The most significant difference is that Zixx allocates a huge percentage (80%) of its rewards to masternode holders. This strategy aims to avoid the volatility often created by other distribution models. Zixx is now trading on the popular cryptocurrency exchange, CryptoBridge. For more, join the Zixx community at zixx.chat. Charity Nodes Zixx runs dedicated charity nodes to raise funds for worthy causes. Any member of the community can propose a registered charity to receive funding. Each quarter, the masternode holders vote on how to allocate the charity fund. CEO, Gerry explained: “We live to give, and our ethos is to leave things better than we found them. We aim to operate a self-sustaining fund, starting with four nodes.” Benefits High Masternode Rewards: 80% (10% for miners, 10% for Dev Tax) NOTE: Miners are receiving double rewards this week as the…

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HSBC Performs First Trade Finance Transaction Using Blockchain

HSBC Performs First Trade Finance Transaction Using Blockchain
Source: Crypto-news.net

HSBC Holdings, in a joint effort with the Dutch bank ING, successfully executed the world’s first live financial transaction using a blockchain platform with the food and agricultural trading group, Cargill. The convenience for testing was that Cargill was the exporting and importing company. Namely, Cargill based in Switzerland exported soybeans in the name of Cargill based in Argentina and Singapore and finally, Cargill Malaysia imported the beans in Malaysia as the final destination of the shipment. The entire transaction was performed through operating on the letter of credit module of Corda blockchain, a platform developed by the New York blockchain consortium R3 consisting of more than two hundred banks, financial institutions, advanced technology companies and trade associations. For the moment, blockchain transactions like this are supported by dozen banks which means that the capacity for repeating such transfers is…

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Gana – Motivated Investors Get 100 Gana Tokens For Free

Source: Coinspeaker.com

Moreover, now investors can get 100 GANA tokens for free if they register for the white list! To get listed, you need to go through KYC (Know Your Customer) procedure. Cannabis and AI Cannabis is one of the most fast-growing industry in the North America, and definitely one of the most exciting to invest into. Artificial intelligence (AI) implementation has also been a highly popular trend – and GANA combines these two in a perfect mix. GANA uses AI as the base for its recommendation system. How many times have you seen the phrase “Customers who bought this item also bought…”. This feature works as a recommendation system that understands your taste better than anyone else. Amazon, Youtube, Netflix and Facebook all use similar methods to recommend media content, and to provide it, they use the data they collected from…

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Consensus 2018 Fails to Spark Bitcoin Rally: Week in Review May 21

Source: Btcmanager.com

Consensus, the biggest annual bitcoin conference, was held in New York in the past week but failed to spark the expected bitcoin rally that financial commentators like Fundstrat’s chief analyst Tom Lee predicted. Instead, the price of bitcoin dropped after the conference concluded and remained mostly unchanged versus last week’s closing price. Nonetheless, the takeaways from Consensus were more positive than negative for the future of cryptocurrencies. US regulators present at the Consensus 2018 conference made it clear that they want to sanitize the cryptocurrency space by formulating policies that would protect investors and boost growth in the nascent digital currency ecosystem. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement Division Cyber Unit chief Robert Cohen said at a panel discussion: “The SEC has been open about meeting with people from the industry, to come in and meet with the staff, to…

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