Waves Platform Implements New Blockchain Scalability Approaches

Bitcoin Press Release: Waves platform is making progress with scalability solutions for its blockchain network.

January 13, 2017, Moscow, Russia – Waves platform, the custom blockchain token initiative targeting mass-market consumer and business adoption, has announced a series of measures to enable greater network scalability.

Scalability has long been a problem for cryptocurrency platforms. Since every transaction is recorded on the blockchain, the requirement of resources to process and store the information continues to increase. Bitcoin itself has been the subject of numerous scalability proposals, including Segregated Witness (SegWit) to improve its current maximum capacity and allow greater adoption.

Diverse Approaches for Scalability

The Waves team has made a series of publications and presentations aimed at addressing various aspects of scalability. These will be integrated into the Waves protocol in near future.

Early in January, Leonid Reyzin delivered a presentation titled Improving Authenticated Dynamic Dictionaries at Real World Crypto 2017. It offered details about possible ways to streamline the large and growing key value store associated with blockchain transactions. The implementation of authenticated data structures allows for continued use of lower-powered devices to maintain the network, enabling greater efficiency than current approaches.

Waves platform is refactoring and optimizing the storage to reduce blockchain size so that it is ready for different implementations in the near future.

Next-gen PoS and Choices for Miners

This can dramatically increase transaction throughput. Using these combined techniques, the Waves development team aims not only to improve security and create a robust network but also to raise the transaction capacity. However, until blockchain can scale properly it cannot hope to compete against traditional payment processors capable of handling thousands of transactions per second on an average. At peak capacity, they can process tens of thousands of transactions as well.

An updated scalability roadmap for Waves will be released in due course, detailing how these different methods will allow the platform to achieve the capacity it needs for mass-market adoption.

Learn more about the Waves platform at – www.WavesPlatform.com
For more information, read the first tech paper at – https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/994.pdf
View the code at – https://github.com/input-output-hk/scrypto/tree/master/src/main/scala/scorex/crypto/authds

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Bitit’s New Partnership with Cashlib Adds Over 35000 Instant Bitcoin by Cash Purchase Outlets in Europe

Bitcoin Press Release: Bitit makes Bitcoin more easily accessible in Europe through its partnership with Cashlib, resulting in addition of 35000 Bitcoin by Cash outlets.

January 11, 2017 France – The popular European Bitcoin platform, Bitit has announced its partnership with Cashlib, a distribution network specialist. This partnership adds 35000 new stores to its network of over 100000 stores facilitated by an already existing partnership with Neosurf. With both Neosurf and Cashlib onboard, Bitit’s Instant Bitcoin by Cash service is now available at over 135000 stores in France, Canada and other European countries.

The company of five, Bitit’s strategic decision to partner with Neosurf and now Cashlib is driven by the desire to extend its Bitcoin by Cash buying service to France and Europe as a means to increase the size of its network. The Cashlib partnership enables Bitit to offer its Instant Bitcoin by Cash service in 35000 stores where people can buy Cashlib vouchers with cash and redeem it on the platform for Bitcoin. Bitit’s CEO Nicolas Katan explaines,

“Now French users will have the choice to obtain Bitcoin either through Neosurf or Cashlib. Until now, there have only been limited opportunities to purchase Bitcoin with cash in France. Bitcoin by cash market is only at its beginning. By using our network thousands of users can now buy Bitcoin over the counter as easy as any other product,”

Cashlib vouchers are currently in Point of Sales with cash but also at online resellers by credit card. Available in various denominations ranging from as little as $25 to as high as $250 each. Once the voucher is purchased, users can enter the voucher code on Bitit website and redeem it into Bitcoin which will be sent to the wallet upon confirmation of the code.

Amid increasing instances of credit card fraud, Bitit offers users with an option to protect their identity by not exposing their details online while purchasing Bitcoin. Using the platform’s Bitcoin by Cash service is as easy as buying a magazine from the corner store. Customers can make their Bitcoin purchase at a time that suits them in their neighborhood. They can now switch between two vouchers, choose the value and redeem it for bitcoin on the Bitit platform.

Through this multiple voucher options, Bitit aims to target the European and Canadian unbanked who need a fast way to use the latest payment technologies and access the ecommerce world. Bitit aims to become the fastest platform on earth to deliver digital blockchain assets to individuals and institutions. These partnerships take the company a step closer to realizing its goal.

About Bitit

Bitit is a French technology company in Bitcoin sector. The company, through its multiple offerings, makes it easier for individuals and institutions to acquire and spend the world’s leading cryptocurrency.

Learn more about Bitit at – https://www.bitit.gift/
Learn more about Cashlib at – http://www.cashlib.com/

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Status.im, an Ethereum Mobile Client Launches in Alpha, Aimed at Early Adopters and Developers

Singapore – 6 January 2016 – Status, an Ethereum light client targeting Android & iOS unveiled its feature light alpha today. The alpha release aims to provide developers with a glimpse at how interacting with decentralized applications (DApps) will look through its open source interface.

As a base offering, Status is both a messenger, and a DApp browser — enabling users to access decentralized applications, along with sending encrypted messages, smart contracts, and digital currency to one another using Ethereum’s decentralized protocols. Status utilizes messaging as a platform, upon which Ethereum DApp developers can integrate with through its Chat API and developer tooling, slated for the Beta release.

“One way to think about Status is that it’ll eventually serve as a sort of onramp or gateway so that everyday people can benefit from decentralized applications built on Ethereum, whilst simultaneously helping DApp developers to reach new users,” said Co-Founder Jarrad Hope, adding “It’s been a long time coming, but we couldn’t be more excited about releasing this to the Ethereum community; as an alpha release it’ll inevitably have its fair share of bugs, and we have a tremendous amount of work still ahead of us, but it’s an important milestone nonetheless.”

Messaging as a platform is already a proven model in many markets, but Status is perhaps the first decentralized, blockchain-based interpretation.

“In our eyes Status provides a clear path towards Ethereum user-adoption on a meaningful scale, while remaining flexible and general enough to cater to the wide range of DApp ideas we’re yet to see conceived,” said Co-Founder Carl Bennetts, “We truly believe that Ethereum and blockchain technology has the potential to change fundamental aspects of how society functions, and if Status can play even a very small part of this transition it’d make us very happy.”

Developers can to list their DApps within Status by joining the Status Slack channel, or by visiting the Status Wiki. The alpha release is primarily targeting developers, however, it is available publicly to anyone interested in blockchain technology, and interested parties are encouraged to visit www.status.im to learn more.

About Status

Much more than an Ethereum Wallet, Status is a messenger, DApp browser, and an open source project with the mission to facilitate the transition to a more open internet and financial system through the new paradigm Ethereum represents. With the high level goals of preserving our collective right as humans to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute to the cause.

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Slack: http://slack.status.im/
Wiki: https://wiki.status.im/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ethstatus
Github: https://github.com/status-im
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ethstatus/
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Waves Blockchain Platform Introduces New Framework for Community-Based Ratings Organizations

Bitcoin Press Release: Waves Platform has announced the launch of a new token for community-based KYC/screening of new assets.

January 6, 2017, Moscow, Russia – The Waves platform has announced the upcoming launch of a new token as a part of its recently introduced Custom Application Token (CAT) facility on the mainnet. The new token distribution will enable Waves to foster community engagement in the next nine months.

The new token, aptly called the Waves Community Token (WCT) will be distributed after January 15, 2017. Initially, 20 percent of the WCTs will be distributed across all existing Waves wallet addresses based on their average WAVES balance between 1st and 15th January 2017. The initial distribution will be followed by 8 similar distributions in tranches of 10 percent each time. In order to be able to receive the WCTs, Waves community members should be holding their balance in Waves local wallets. Any WAVES tokens on exchange platforms are not eligible for WCT distribution.

Waves Community Token is designed to be much more than an alternative to Ethereum’s DAOs, which was compromised earlier in 2016. However, WCTs have better security, reliability and can serve a number of purposes. The DAO like feature on WCT enables members to offer community-based ratings for new projects launched on Waves platform. Asset issuers on Waves platform will also be able to distribute a proportion of their crowdfunded tokens to the WCT and Waves community in return for various services.

Waves Community Token (WCT), like any other Waves CAT assets, is freely transferable and tradable. WCT holders are eligible to receive a constant stream of asset rewards, giving the token a meaningful lifetime value. The WCT distribution timeline spread over a period of nine months also incentivises the community to keep WAVES tokens in their local wallets, away from exchanges by encouraging long-term holding.

Waves Community Tokens vs Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

Ethereum’s controversial Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) project was a limited success after a loophole in the DAO smart contract was exploited by a hacker, draining out millions of USD worth of ETH from pooled investment fund. Unlike Ethereum that focuses on smart contracts, Waves is a custom tokens platform where tokens can be easily created, transferred and traded.

The straight forward functionality offered by Waves platform makes it easier to use compared to other platforms. This will in turn influence companies seeking to launch their own crypto-tokens choose Waves over other blockchain platforms. Businesses can use Waves to create tokens that represent ownership of any number of different items of real-world value, from fiat currency and stocks to vouchers redeemable for specific goods and services. Waves will use a decentralized voting mechanism for an accurate reflection of community sentiment about new projects without putting funds at direct risk.

Learn more about Waves at – https://wavesplatform.com

More information on WCT available on Waves Blog – https://blog.wavesplatform.com/waves-community-tokens-e9e8b5db0b49#.el01kju9n


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15 BTC in January Tournaments at mBit Casino!

After running a December Slots Tournament that was wildly successful, mBit Casino; a leading online Bitcoin Casino, has decided to run two more tournaments this month. Throughout January, you can play either slots or table games at mBit Casino and you’ll be entered into one of these tournaments for free!

The contest is already underway (starting on January 1st), and it will run through the entire month. To participate, simply play any of their slots to earn points towards the 10 BTC Slots Tournament, or play table games to earn points towards the 5 BTC Table Games Tournament! Whoever has the most points in each contest by January 31st at 11:59 PM UTC wins the top prize, and a total of 40 players will win!

Slots Tournament Prize Pool

1st Place: 1.75 BTC
2nd Place: 1.25 BTC
3rd Place: 1.00 BTC
4th Place: 0.750 BTC
5th Place: 0.500 BTC
6th-10th Place: 0.300 BTC
11th-20th Place: 0.200 BTC
21st-30th Place: 0.125 BTC

Table Games Tournament Prize Pool

1st Place: 1 BTC
2nd Place: 0.750 BTC
3rd Place: 0.650 BTC
4th Place: 0.550 BTC
5th Place: 0.450 BTC
6th Place: 0.400 BTC
7th Place: 0.350 BTC
8th Place: 0.300 BTC
9th Place: 0.275 BTC
10th Place: 0.275 BTC

mBit Casino has an expansive offering of both slots and table games from top software providers including Amatic, Endorphina, GameArt, Mr. Slotty, BetSoft, NetEnt, SoftSwiss, iSoftBet and more. With everything from bonus features to wild re-spins and the lure of big jackpots, their games are sure to keep you entertained with hours of excitement!

On top of the tournaments that are available, mBit Casino also has one of the most rewarding VIP Programs available anywhere. The program was designed with the player in mind, and it rewards its members at all levels, from small players to high rollers. This is one of many reasons that Bitcoin Casino enthusiasts have been moving to mBit Casino.

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Remitano P2P Bitcoin Exchange is Completely Independent from Traditional Banking Partners

Bitcoin Press Release: Bitcoin P2P exchange, Remitano eliminates dependency on the mainstream banking sector to offer uninterrupted service.

December 30, 2016, Seychelles – Remitano Bitcoin P2P exchange, with its service in multiple countries operates without the need of a banking partner, completely shielding the service from their whims and fancies. Remitano is different from other centralized exchange platforms currently in the market, which are heavily dependent on the banks to receive deposits and facilitate withdrawals for customers.

Banks have a history of harassing centralized exchange platforms. The recent example of accounts belonging to some of the well-known Malaysian centralized exchanges being shut down by the banks caused a great trouble to customers trying to cash out or make deposits. Such situations have led to increased attention towards P2P exchange platforms that can nullify the ability of banks to shut down or dictate terms to cryptocurrency exchanges.

The Remitano P2P Exchange deals only with Bitcoin and leaves all banking related activities to the users so that the operation is not hindered by banks’ temper. Even though Remitano is a latecomer to the party, it stands apart from other existing exchange platforms because of its simple UI and friendly customer support. In the case of any issue, Remitano customers can jump on a live chat and get their questions answered and issues solved quickly. In addition, the 0.5% fee charged by the platform is lower than the other major platforms in the market.

The platform is a product of Seychelles based Babylon Solution Limited operating in many countries including the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, India, Tanzania and Ghana. According to traffic metrics, it is the biggest Bitcoin exchange in Vietnam. Other leading sources of traffic on Remitano are Nigeria and Malaysia. Soon, the platform aims to establish itself as the largest Bitcoin exchange platform in other Asian and African countries. With the introduction of its service in the United States and Australia, Remitano platform is on an expansion spree, which it will pursue aggressively to build a global presence.

About Remitano

Remitano is a product of Babylon Solutions Limited – incorporated in Seychelles. It provides escrowed P2P Bitcoin marketplace where people buy and sell Bitcoin easily and safely.

Learn more about Remitano at – https://remitano.com

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Bitcoin Exchange Platform Unichange Releases Its Annual Report for 2016

Bitcoin Press Release: With 2016 coming to an end, Unichange updates its users about the platform’s performance during the year.

December 30, 2016, Romania, Bucharest – On the eve of 2017, Unichange.me thanks its customers for the support and feedback they extended during the year. The platform shares its achievements with the cryptocurrency community by releasing its Annual Report for the year 2016.

Compared to 2015, Unichange reports an overall growth, with increased number of active users (5 times), completed orders (4 fold), paid partner bonuses (5 times) and social media audience (3 times). During 2016, the platform has added plenty of new features while improving the existing ones. Some of the noteworthy changes made to the platform during 2016 include addition of 47 new automated exchange directions; addition of 4 new payment systems; and a better user-friendly design.

Updated Debit Card Order Process

Unichange maintains open communication with its users and cryptocurrency community members. Based on the feedback received, the platform has made suitable changes to ensure their needs are met. Unichange team has made update in ordering of Unichange Debit Cards process which was greatly simplified. Currently, Unichange customers can order their debit cards by paying with Bitcoin, Litecoin, BTC-e USD, OkPay USD, Perfect Money USD/EUR and FasaPay USD/IDR. In addition Unichange account holders can now create free Unichange Virtual Cards, which can be used for online purchases. The virtual card can be charged with both Bitcoin and Litecoin and other types of emoney. Unichange Virtual Cards are widely accepted on online payment platforms and it can also be used to verify PayPal accounts.

Another important update was that the platform has increased the number of automatic exchange directions from 3 (Bitcoin to Perfect Money, BTC-e USD to Perfect Money and Litecoin to Perfect Money) at the beginning of this year to 50 by mid 2016 year. Most of the automatic exchange directions are completed within 1-2 minutes in 24/7 mode. Unichange offers directions and detailed information about order processing on its website.

New Payment Methods

Unichange team has added a range of options for withdrawals and deposits. It has reintroduced the money transfer option over MoneyGram and Western Union services. These services can now be used to withdraw Perfect Money, OkPay, Bitcoin, Litecoin, BTC-e USD, FasaPay etc. by those who don’t have bank accounts. MoneyGram can also be used to make Bitcoin, Perfect Money, and other e-currency deposits on the platform. Other new payment options added to Unichange in 2016 include e-Coin.eu USD codes, PayPal EUR, China UnionPay CNY cards and AliPay CNY cards. UnionPay and Alipay can be used for withdrawals of Perfect Money, Bitcoin, Litecoin, BTC-e USD, OkPay, FasaPay to CNY.

FasaPay users can now exchange between USD to IDR and vice versa at any time of the day, even during holidays and weekends. The whole process, on automatic mode, will be completed within few minutes. Unichange always maintains sufficient reserves for both exchange directions. The bank charges have also been reduced by introducing simple fee structure on bank transfer orders. The new fee structure includes bank transfer charges in Unichange service fee so that users funding their e-currency wallets will receive the same amount in their wallets as displayed during the order process.

Security

Unichange takes the privacy and security of its users seriously. In order to ensure better security standards, the platform included 2-factor authentication alongside its already existing SSL encryption and secure permanent password. The 2-Step account authentication is executed using a unique code generated via a mobile app.

Community and Support

As the platform expands its footprint across the globe, Unichange has included support for Chinese and Indonesian languages on its platform. It has also introduced Live Chat support in Indonesian, available from 02:00 AM till 10:00 AM (GMT) Monday-Friday. Users can contact Indonesian Support Department by using the ticket system. The newly launched blog and constantly updated YouTube platform offers clear instructions, tips and tricks for operating Unichange platform and its services to customers. The platform is also promoting its services and partners by implementing banners in multiple languages. It is also open for new promotion ideas from the community.

With these developments, Unichange has proven itself to be more than capable of dealing with increasing orders, while offering great returns to its partners from the Unichange affiliate program as partner bonus and more.

Unichange will continue with further improvements and addition of new products and features throughout 2017 as well.

The full version of Unichange Annual Report 2016 can be checked on the Unichange blog.

About Unichange.me

Unichange.me is an innovative P2P exchange provider. The platform, dedicated to providing quality service is involved in developing a positive customer experience for the digital commerce ecosystem. The platform has a strong team with experienced players from the e-currency exchange market. Unichange.me supports multiple electronic currencies and offers a range of convenient withdrawal options to its customers.

Know more about Unichange.me at – https://unichange.me/

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“Banking on Bitcoin” Film to Hit Theatres on January 6, 2017 Accompanied by VOD Release

Bitcoin Press Release: “Banking on Bitcoin” movie on the popular cryptocurrency’s evolution is scheduled for release in select theaters and VOD on January 6, 2017.

December 28, 2016, California, USA –Banking on Bitcoin” a feature film on Bitcoin, its history and future is set to be released on January 6, 2017. Produced by Gravitas Ventures, the film will be launched at select theaters and will also be made available on VOD.

The “Banking on Bitcoin” film covers the most disruptive digital invention since the Internet. It follows the ideological battle underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. An in-depth coverage of key players in the space including Charlie Shrem, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Barry Silbert, Erik Voorhees, Nathanial Popper, Alex Winter and more gives an insight into how they think this revolutionary cryptocurrency technology will shape our lives.

“Our production has excelled in more ways than we could ever have anticipated,”

Said David Guy Levy. He added,

“With the material we’ve managed to produce, and the interviews we’ve procured, we hope that the audience will find the final piece as engaging and thought-provoking as we do,”

Bitcoin is one of the controversial creations of technology that is set to change the world. Its early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo that has been around for ages. After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of curious public — as well as the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. Yet after landmark arrests of prominent cybercriminals. Bitcoin, which surged on election night and recently peaked at over $900 per BTC, still faces its most severe adversary; the very banks it was built to destroy.

Considering the subject of film and the personalities featured in it, the film’s director is available for an interview by media houses and publications to clarify the vision and purpose behind the making of “Banking on Bitcoin”. The production team is also willing to entertain requests for an interview with the Winklevoss twins. The “Banking on Bitcoin” film’s trailers can be watched on Gravitas Ventures’ YouTube channel and the film us already available to pre-order on iTunes.

About Gravitas Ventures

Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes. Their most recent releases include Jonathan Hock’s “Fastball,” Colin Hanks’ “All Things Must Pass,” “Being Evel” from Academy Award® winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville, “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of,” director Adam Nimoy’s documentary, “For The Love of Spock,” Richard Branson’s harrowing tale, “Don’t Look Down,” and Katie Holmes’s feature directorial debut, “All We Had.”

For more information, please visit gravitasventures.com, follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.

Learn more about Banking on Bitcoin at – https://www.facebook.com/bankingonbitcoin/

Learn more about Gravitas Ventures at – http://gravitasventures.com/

Watch the Banking on Bitcoin trailer at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmxqlSevtkQ&feature=youtu.be

Pre-order Banking on Bitcoin on iTunes – http://apple.co/2flUlDz

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Waves Platform and Higher School of Economics Partner for Pro FinTech Startup Program

December 28, 2016, Moscow, Russia – Business Incubator of Higher School of Economics in Moscow has announced the second year of fintech startup program HSE{Pro}Fintech. Official partners of the fintech section are Waves, the decentralized platform for crowdfunding and community management and National Settlement Depository.

FinTech applications

The Incubator recently launched the second round of its {pro} fintech programme. The program aims to develop projects in the field of financial and blockchain technologies, in particular services for banks and their customers, personal finance management systems, peer-to-peer services, investment systems, payments, transfers and other fintech products.

Whilst Bitcoin has pioneered peer-to-peer online money transfer for almost 8 years now, Blockchain 2.0 technology is still in its relative infancy. A number of decentralised asset exchanges have already been created, including on the Nxt, BitShares, and Counterparty platforms. However, none of these have achieved significant traction, for a number of reasons. Firstly, they were small ecosystems. The assets traded generally had low liquidity and high spreads, and being decentralised platforms there was little accountability and a large proportion of low-quality and fraudulent assets. Regulations were practically non-existent. Additionally, trading was slow due to inherent block-time limitations of the blockchain. This made it almost impossible to attract legitimate new businesses and for these early decentralised exchanges to achieve critical mass.

New solutions

Waves platform is aiming to bring solutions to all of these problems with its Waves’ DEX (decentralised exchange), which has just been released on testnet. It allows any token to be traded directly against any other token – rather than trading two tokens separately against a reference currency, as most other platforms require. Moreover, it features an innovative new system that enables trades to be executed in near real-time via a “Matcher”, enabling high-frequency trading but still be settled on the blockchain for security.

Additionally, fiat gateways are in the process of being created to allow the use of blockchain-based EUR, USD, CNY and other major currency tokens. Gateways, which act as on- and off-ramps between the traditional financial sector and the blockchain, are responsible for remaining compliant in their regulatory jurisdictions. Thus, the Waves DEX allows for speed, security, and compliance.

Learn more about Waves at – https://wavesplatform.com

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iEx.ec Blockchain Cloud Computing Platform Releases Its Whitepaper

Bitcoin Press Release: iEx.ec is inventing the internet of the future by developing its first Blockchain-based, fully distributed cloud computing platform.

December 26, 2016, Lyon France — iEx.ec has released the very first version of its whitepaper showcasing the future of Internet. The document offers a detailed description of iEx.ec’s vision, the market, development roadmap and the upcoming crowd sale of its tokens scheduled for January 17, 2017.

iEx.ec which stands for “I Execute” is a French/Chinese company headquartered in Lyon, France with an office provided by Tsinghua University X-elerator. The platform was first introduced at the Ethereum Devcon2 conference held in Shanghai, China in September 2016. The team also successfully showcased a demo of the platform at the Super Computing Exhibition 2016 held in Salt Lake City, USA.

With the platform, iEx.ec aims to provide blockchain based distributed applications a scalable, secure and easy access to the computing resources required for their execution. It uses the blockchain to organize a market network where everyone can monetize their servers, applications, and data-sets. This technology extends the Ethereum smart contracts allowing the creation of virtual Cloud infrastructure that provides High-Performance Computing (HPC) services on-demand.

iEx.ec leverages a set of research technologies that have been developed at the INRIA and CNRS research institutes in the field of Distributed and Parallel computing. iEx.ec relies on XtremWeb-HEP, a mature, solid, and open-source software which implements all the needed features viz. fault-tolerance, multi-applications, multi-users, hybrid public/private infrastructure, deployment of virtual images, data management, security and accountability, and more.

The new Proof-of-Contribution protocol being developed by iEx.ec allows off-chain consensus. With the Proof-of-Contribution protocol, external resource providers can have their resource usage certified directly on the Blockchain. iEx.ec aims to deploy a scalable, high-performance, secure and manageable infrastructure sidechain that will promote a new form of distributed governance, implying key HPC, Big Data, and Cloud industry leaders.

The team believes in a future of decentralized infrastructure and market network, where Big Data, HPC, IoT, and AI applications, highly valued data-sets, and computing resources (storage, CPU, GPU etc.) will be monetized on the Blockchain with the highest level of transparency, resiliency, and security. iEx.ec will be the key platform powering this future.

About iEx.ec

iEx.ec is a follow-up to the CloudPower project, which was supported by the French National Research Agency (French), the University of Lyon, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science (INRIA), the University of Paris XI, and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Learn more about iEx.ec at – http://iex.ec
iEx.ec on YouTube – https://youtu.be/kUM0qR2cmZY

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Contact Name: Gilles Fedak
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Contact Phone: 33630905448
Location: Lyon, France

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ADZBuzz, Creator of ADZcoin Cryptocurrency Introduces uBlock Ad Blocker for Internet Users

Bitcoin Press Release: ADZcoin cryptocurrency’s creator — ADZbuzz launches uBlock Ad Blocker that offers advertisements on a single link and offers direct payments to publishers.

December 20, 2016, London, England – ADZbuzz Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of its uBlock ad blocker. The new revolutionary platform is available for free to the users and it also directly pays the publishers to help them recoup the loss of ad revenue. The ADZbuzz uBlock ad blocker extension has been designed keeping the website owners’ dependency on ads in mind. It ensures that the website owners continue to receive the much-needed money for website maintenance and quality content creation.

“Publishers lose billions of dollars every year because of ad blocking software,”

Said the spokesperson for ADZbuzz Ltd. He added,

“The new ad blocker will solve this costly problem, which is estimated at more than $22 billion dollars,”

The new uBlock ad blocker centralizes all advertising campaigns into a pay-per-click shopping engine, which is similar to the way Google generates revenues. The revenue generated from this search engine will be used to pay publishers who add a simple script to their website, which will add a link to the shopping portal in any place they wish. ADZbuzz’ spokesperson continued,

“So essentially, all ads get replaced by one link and this link ensures publishers get paid. This can be considered an additional revenue stream for publishers without needing to ban people that use an ad blocker,”

The new ADZbuzz uBlock ad blocker is easy for everyone to use. After installing it users can surf the internet 100 percent ad-free, and they can also support their favorite publishers—all while saving money on ADZbuzz’s shopping portal. For publishers, they can install the WP plugin or script on their websites, and earn money, just like they would with regular ads.

For advertisers, the new ad blocker will still allow them to stand out amongst the competition and help build up their reputation, all while advertising where it makes the most sense to do so.

About ADZbuzz Ltd

ADZbuzz Ltd. is made up of a passionate team of developers working together for over a year. They have finally completed their concept as a part of their bigger aim to solve a billion-dollar problem for publishers and they are fully confident about achieving it in a very short period of time.

For more information, please visit – https://adzbuzz.com
Find uBlock ad blocker at – https://ublock.adzbuzz.com/

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Contact Name: Jens Steyaert
Contact Email: [email protected]
Location: London, England

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CLOAKCOIN Makes a Comeback with Advanced Technology, Multi-Platform Wallets, and a Great Team

December 20, 2016 – CLOAKCOIN is a well-known cryptocurrency. It is one of the first coins to target the so-called anon coin market currently being dominated by the latecomers like Monero, ZCash, and others. There are also examples of many people abusing the anon coin market to turn it into an “easy come, easy go” market by creating Ponzi-like schemes around it. These fraudulent actions on their part have given the whole cryptocurrency market a bad reputation among serious investors.

Unlike a majority of cryptocurrencies, CLOAKCOIN is a mature and serious contender, prepared to lead the anon coin market. Since the development of CLOAKCOIN was taken over by a dedicated team of enthusiastic organizers, coders and investors, it has turned into a highly sophisticated tool for private, secure and untraceable transactions.

The CLOAKCOIN team has implemented a unique off chain peer-to-peer coin mixing arrangement called ENIGMA covered by a TOR like onion routing system named CLOAKSHIELD. The strong and independent technology introduced by CLOAKCOIN contains no master nodes, encryption that can’t be forced and no traceability guarantees anonymity for all transactions while addressing issues like fungibility and more.

Based on POS Consensus algorithm, the cryptocurrency offers an interest of 6% per annum to every hot CLOAKCOIN owner. In addition, they are also eligible to a share in the network’s 1.8% transaction fee for their support towards ENIGMA transactions. CLOAKCOIN’s easy to use wallets are already available on multiple platforms, with support for more operating systems to be added soon.

Best of all, where many other coins offer command line interface wallets which are hard to handle by the average user, CLOAKCOIN offers GUI based wallets for all major platforms which are easy to install and easy to run as you can see in this Windows Wallet v1.9.7.56 screen capture below:

These developments are reflected in the cryptocurrency’s price which is currently stable in the range of 0.0002 and 0.0003 BTC. The CLOAKCOIN team has already forged new cooperations and partnerships with different payment services and investors. In addition, the team is also launching new updates and PR campaigns, which is set to push the cryptocurrency’s price further upwards in the near future.

The following releases are expected shortly:

  • Update Windows Wallet;
  • Update Linux Wallet;
  • Update Mac Wallet;
  • New Release Mobile Wallet/HTML Wallet;
  • Raspberry Pi Preconfigured Low Cost CLOAKCOIN Minting & Enigma Earning Station.

A traders point of view based on technical analysis

CLOAKCOIN’s trading range has been between 3k-55k since September 2014. With the cryptocurrency expected to perform a stable breakout over the major 55k resistance in the coming months, the existing trading range of 7k-20k has been broken at 29k recently and soon it is going to cross the 35k followed by 55k and more.

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The next target from the chart technical point of view is the zone around 55k, while after some consolidation the next higher target is expected to be about 100k. Here we expect a short break within the strong up trend before higher targets >200k are coming. CLOAKCOIN can be currently traded on Bittrex (CLOAK/BTC), Yobit (CLOAK/BTC) and LiveCoin (CLOAK/BTC, CLOAK/USD, CLOAK/EUR) platforms.

A little bit of history

First introduced in June 2014, CLOAKCOIN reached an all-time high in August with 0.0035 BTC and a market cap of 8 Million USD before dropping back to 0.00002 BTC by the end of 2015. Since then, its development, marketing, and promotions have been taken over by a highly motivated team. The technologically advanced coin is now set to break the price barriers, emerging as one of the most valuable cryptocurrency in the coming days.

Learn more about CLOAKCOIN at – www.cloakcoin.com

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Waves CEO Sasha Ivanov Explores Trends in Automated Crypto Trading

Bitcoin Press Release: Waves Blockchain Platform, under the leadership of Sasha Ivanov, explores opportunities in automated trading solutions.

December 20, 2016, Moscow, Russia – Waves blockchain platform, host of the recently held Trading in the era of Robots and Bitcoin in November 2016 at its Digital October Center office is exploring some of the developing trends in the cryptocurrency trading arena with an intention of capitalizing on them. Sasha Ivanov, the CEO of Waves platform is leading the initiative.

A Brief History of Cryptocurrency Trading

The history of cryptocurrency trading dates back to the day blockchain based money was introduced. The concept of Bitcoin was introduced in 2008 followed by the network’s launch the next year. The first Bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox started its operations in 2010, which went on until February 2014 before it closed down due to series of management and security issues. Mt Gox’ loss was indicated to be around 850,000 BTCs, which was revised later after 200,000 BTCs were found in an ’old format’ wallet. Since then, cryptocurrency exchanges are always under a constant threat of being hacked. Bitfinex, the latest exchange to get hacked lost around $70 million back in August 2016.

Despite the risks, many traders continue to be attracted to cryptocurrency trading due to the earning potential it offers. Ivanov explains that the crypto market is inefficient; opportunities for arbitrage exist between exchanges, and the market is very volatile and unregulated with a constantly shifting landscape.

Regulation and Efficiency

Ivanov believes that the cryptocurrency market will move in the direction of greater regulation and efficiency. Arbitrage opportunities will gradually disappear paving way for high-frequency trading and platforms for trading stocks – similar to existing ones will arise, but on the blockchain. It will also lead to the emergence of ETF like trading funds.

The application of blockchain technology to these markets is currently in its infancy, but there are many opportunities. Markets that have already been established on the blockchain typically do not enable trading with sufficient speed, though they can provide transparency and decentralized trading. Nasdaq’s Linq project is one such example. Furthermore, distributed registry technology allows the combination of processes of interaction between the exchanges, brokers, depository, clearing systems and clearing houses. Blockchain can save time by speeding up typically lengthy processes, but more important than speed is transparency.

The Waves platform will play an active part in these developments by removing some existing barriers. The coming DEX (decentralized exchange) will allow anyone to have access to exchange facilities, whilst paying low fees – a far cry from the experience of many people remitting money today, or even changing currency on holiday. Any currency, security or commodity can be traded against any other, subject only to two parties agreeing to it over a system of order matching and settlement built on the blockchain, Waves will provide the speed of traditional crypto trading engines, whilst keeping the security benefits of a peer-to-peer system.

Looking Ahead

Ivanov sums up with a series of conclusions and predictions for the sector:

  • The cryptocurrency market is currently very inefficient, offering opportunities to earn from it. Arbitrage bots can be particularly effective.
  • Securities transactions will be carried on the blockchain. Exchange transactions will be carried out with the help of smart contracts and the need for IPOs will be markedly reduced.
  • Blockchain-based settlement and clearing systems will be developed.

Waves recently launched full nodes and custom application tokens (CATs), which allow anyone to create and send their own tokens. These will be the foundation of fiat and securities tokens on the blockchain, provided by gateway financial organizations.

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Sasha Ivanov, CEO of Waves Platform

Learn more about Waves Platform at – http://www.wavesplatform.com

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Emergent Coding – The Bitcoin-Fueled World Compiler

Bitcoin Press Release: Code Valley announces the release of the Pilot, an interface to a bitcoin-fueled global compiler network.

December 20, 2016, Northern Australia – Emergent Coding is an entirely new system for software development that is powered by a network of cooperating software agents that offer compilation as a service. Each compile-as-a-service agent is a node in a globally distributed compiler, and each agent is carefully crafted by a software developer.

To build a program using Emergent Coding, a developer directs the Pilot to select key agents from within the system, pays each of these agents some satoshis, and hits ‘Build.’

Behind the scenes, these agents rapidly form a ‘hive compiler’ by carefully selecting agents of their own from across the world and so on. Each agent chosen to join the hive collects a payment for its developer.

A short time later, the freshly compiled executable arrives back at the root developer. Job complete. All agents paid.

“On its own, an agent is virtually useless. But when deployed in this system, it becomes a powerful agent of emergence,”

Says Noel Lovisa, founder of Code Valley and Emergent Coding.

Every agent in the system is competing to be chosen for new hives. Developers will want their agent chosen ahead of its competitors. Such competition drives innovation.

“Clearly, the better the agent, the more hive-time it enjoys and the more payments its developer collects. And an agent can be a part of many hive compilers simultaneously,”

Says Noel.

“Such payment not only ensures the integrity of the ecosystem, but also acts as an immensely powerful incentive for developers to improve their agents. The World Compiler evolves in real-time – each hive is better than the last.”

But why on earth would anyone want to pay per compile?

“It is not an unreasonable question,” says Noel. “But this is a very new way of developing software. When you build, you aren’t just feeding some source code through a static compiler. You are giving your requirements to experts in their fields, experts that will collaborate to custom-design and deliver an executable exactly satisfying your requirements. You are paying them to apply their expertise.”
Any strange notion of “pay per compile” is far outweighed by the potential of emergent coding. As Noel puts it,

“The emergent coding ecosystem is perfectly scalable. Its ‘hive compilers’ can grow to unforeseen heights of abstraction, far beyond HLLs and libraries, all without sacrificing run-time performance. One day soon, any end-user will be able to use Emergent Coding to build custom, large-scale applications. They will simply select a few compiler agents from the relevant application domain and hit ‘Build.’”

The more agents developers deploy to the World Compiler, the greater its capabilities becomes. When the World Compiler finally bridges the gap in abstraction between end-user and developer, the developers who were first to deploy agents will reap the benefits.

And with such a wealth of knowledge to capture, where will the ecosystem start first? The answer is clear: a Bitcoin domain. Noel continues,

“Emergent coding is about to bring a vast and multi-billion dollar economy to Bitcoin. We’re encouraging devs to go one step further and target Bitcoin software itself. Once the World Compiler absorbs the knowledge of Bitcoin development, Bitcoin developers will finally be able to receive the remuneration they deserve, and the Bitcoin community will have a powerful software factory at its disposal,”

Developers who have a few satoshis to spare can use the Pilot to take the World Compiler for a spin here. Then, to become part of the World Compiler, request an invite here.

About Code Valley

Code Valley is the Australian company behind a decentralized software creation platform that functions as a globally distributed compiler. The democratic platform offers a way for developers from across the world to build and deploy nodes to the platform that, when selected to join a newly forming ‘compiler,’ collect payment on behalf of their developer.

Learn more about Code Valley at – https://codevalley.com/
Code Valley on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6wllbEtniE
Code Valley Marketplace – https://marketplace.codevalley.com
Try it for yourself – https://marketplace.codevalley.com/pilot

Media Contact

Contact Name: Julie Lovisa
Company Name: Code Valley
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: +61404340869
Location: Townsville, Australia

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ALFAcoins Cryptocurrency Payments Company Launches an Updated User-Friendly Website

Bitcoin Press Release: ALFAcoins has announced the launch of a new website to match its updated cryptocurrency service offering.

December 20, 2016, Tortola, British Virgin Islands – A trusted provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, ALFAcoins has upgraded its website to offer a better, user-friendly experience to its customers. The website overhaul, involving new design and improved on-site navigation coincides with the addition of new cryptocurrencies, BitSend, CoinSplit and personal account management features.

ALFAcoins allows any legal internet business to accept three different cryptocurrencies viz., Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. The payments service is available to customers across the world, excluding Iran and North Korea. Payments received on ALFAcoins can be either withdrawn as USD, EUR into the connected bank account or as one of the supported cryptocurrencies to their respective wallets.

In addition, the BitSend payouts system on ALFAcoins also enables its customers to send Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to their merchants, employees — as bonuses and salaries, partners — as rewards, and payouts for clients. All transactions on BitSend payouts system are processed immediately, with confirmation emails sent to the recipient as soon as the transaction is executed.

“The new website and additional features are in line with the platform’s key goals of ultimate quality and reliability of provided services,”

Said Denis Hertz, representative of ALFAcoins.

The newly introduced CoinSplit feature on ALFAcoins offers additional flexibility to its users by giving them an option to receive parts of payments in cryptocurrencies. Users can now set their default account currency to either USD or EUR based on their preferences.

ALFAcoins is committed to offering the best-in-class service to its customers, which it does through constant improvements to the platform and introduction of new features on a regular basis.

About ALFAcoins

ALFAcoins is a multifunctional and highly secure crypto-payment processing company operational since 2013. Over years, the platform has gained a reputation of being a reliable partner between sellers and buyers by enabling support for Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies. ALFAcoins makes online payments accessible and transparent for all parties involved.

Learn more about ALFAcoins at – https://www.alfacoins.com
Learn more about BitSend at – https://www.alfacoins.com/bitsend

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Contact Person: Denis Hertz
Contact Email: [email protected]
Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands

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Bitcoin PR Buzz Announces “Blockchain Company of the Year” Contest in Partnership with Cointelegraph

December 20, 2016, Road Town, BVI – Bitcoin PR Buzz, a well-established Bitcoin press release distributor has partnered with the Cointelegraph to launch the “Blockchain Company of the Year 2016” award. Winner of the award will be decided based on a month-long community voting contest that will go on until January 20, 2017.

The Blockchain Company of the Year 2016 award winning company will receive a 1 BTC prize along with coverage on the Cointelegraph, a Premium PR package worth $879 from Bitcoin PR Buzz and a certificate. Bitcoin PR Buzz encourages the cryptocurrency community to vote and nominate candidates that they feel are a vital part of the blockchain ecosystem. Cointelegraph, one of the industry’s largest news sites will act as a control judge for the competition.

All blockchain companies are welcome to participate in the competition, either by getting nominated or by submitting the entry themselves. “Blockchain company” is a broad term and includes companies and organisations that directly or indirectly uses blockchain technology or supplies products specifically for cryptocurrency users.

More and more companies are embracing blockchain technology and every one of them are contributing to the adoption of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain; the most fundamentally disruptive technology since the emergence of the Internet itself.

Bitcoin PR Buzz hopes that the contest will bring attention to the industry as whole while giving the community a chance to award a deserving company with the title “Blockchain Company of the Year 2016”. Johanna, COO and co-founder of Bitcoin PR Buzz explains,

“Bitcoin PR Buzz has seen hundreds of cryptocurrency start-ups and projects over the years. Innovative, hardworking and passionate teams seldom get the attention they deserve. Hence we are looking to award a company that has had a major impact on the blockchain ecosystem and we feel like no one could be a better judge of that than the cryptocurrency community itself.”

How to Enter

The participant can submit an entry within minutes by visiting the contest page, filling in the form along with the company’s logo. Participants can use the easily accessible social media buttons to promote their entry. For more information regarding contest participation, please visit – www.bitcoinprbuzz.com/blockchain-company-of-the-year-2016

How to Vote

Voters can cast their vote on the website by scrolling through the list of companies to read the motivations and descriptions before clicking on the vote button. Once the voter chooses a selection, a form will appear requesting the voter to verify his or her email address. This information will help prevent duplicate votes.

Rules:

• Each voter may only vote once.
• A company can make one entry only.
• Software-generated votes of any kind are prohibited, so are obtaining votes by offering inducements such as money or prizes.
• To read the terms and conditions please visit – www.bitcoinprbuzz.com/blockchain-company-of-the-year-2016

Bitcoin PR Buzz hopes that this “Blockchain Company of the Year” contest will mark the first of many and that the community will keep voting for their favourite blockchain company year after year.

About Bitcoin PR Buzz

Bitcoin PR Buzz is the first PR agency on the market to specialize in Bitcoin and Blockchain PR. It has since worked with over 500 companies and projects.

About Cointelegraph

Cointelegraph has been covering Fintech, Blockchain, and Bitcoin news since 2013. The popular news site launched an app earlier this year making blockchain news more accessible than ever.

For more information about the contest or to vote please visit: www.bitcoinprbuzz.com/blockchain-company-of-the-year-2016

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Minecoin Cryptocurrency Platform Completes First Stage of ICO Ahead of Schedule

Bitcoin Press Release: MinexSystems, creator of Minecoin cryptocurrency platform has announced the completion of ICO’s first stage much before the scheduled date.

December 16, 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine – MinexSystems has successfully completed the first stage of its ICO, thanks to a commercial bank that acquired rest of the minecoin cryptocurrency. The bank’s participation has allowed MinexSystems to complete the ICO ahead of schedule.

During the talks between MinexSystems and commercial banks’ representatives, which were conducted within the last 2 months (according to the terms of the agreement, MS can not disclose the bank’s name before the transaction completion), MinexSystems have reached an accord regarding cooperation between MinexBank and one of the leading European banks. To acquire a share in the nominal capital of Minex Bank, the partner bank shall acquire the remaining coins. Therefore, all the unsold coins, that is 1095275.5 MNC are frozen, and currently minecoins can not be bought.

Partner bank buys 1095275.5 MNC, which weren’t sold during the subscription for 1705.44 BTC .

According to the results of voting, which was held on October 12 and was aimed at determining the bank’s model, a lot of participants has given their votes for a hybrid model, making the following arguments:

  • «Although I believe 100% in mathematics and perfection, it seems that some you run must be controlled by a human mind, the mind of its creators. best regards»
  • «If the algorithm has a big error, the human bin can correct it at least»
  • «For me it has to be human intelligence to adapt the system to the different scenarios as they arise. Human intelligence can discover new problems.”
  • «Nothing is flawless so every system needs a screening control»
  • «It feels a lot safer for me if some functions are regulated by humans»

According to the agreement, the partner bank shall close the deal before March 15, 2017, that is why MinexSystems is rescheduling the second stage of ICO for the early spring.

For those investors, who have already purchased coins and want to realize them, the developers have activated the function of coin transfer, opening in such a way, the OTC market, since there are no coins for sale.

For safety reasons, developers recommend everybody who have already bought minecoins, to change password and activate two-factor authorization in their personal accounts, in the ‘Settings’ tab.

In addition, on its official blog MS summarizes the results of its work since the beginning of the first ICO stage:

Results of the first stage (subscription)

Participation in the Blockchain conference
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“During the participation in the international blockchain conference, we have presented our idea to a wide audience from different countries. It gave us an opportunity to attract investment to the project, invite professionals of the field to join our team, get feedbacks and recommendations from blockchain industry experts. And the most important thing was to take acknowledgement of the idea efficiency and market demand in this project”.

Blockchain Hackathon
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“During participation in this competition, the essence of which was to create a useful blockchain-based product in a short period of time, the members of MinexSystems team became the winners, proving the fact that they can see the existing market demands and create efficient solutions.”

MinexExchange
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“During this period, we have developed a platform for crypto assets trade. On October 29 there was a beta testing of the product, during which a beta version of MinexExchange was presented. Within the beta testing, developers received feedbacks and recommendations that should be applied to make the exchange more functional and user-friendly.”

Negotiations with bank

“During the negotiations with a commercial bank, we have agreed that the Partner bank will buy the remaining coins as part of acquiring a share in the nominal capital of MinexBank. In order to promote the growth of MinexBank, we are ready to work with a group of banks, and not just with one of them. Therefore, we intend to increase the number of banks that will be co-founders of MinexBank, adopting their experience regarding operation on the credit markets and making MB more decentralized.”

Fundraising

“Summing up the result of the subscription stage, it can be said that during the first stage of ICO we have collected 1176.56 Bitcoins. We thank all those who shared the idea and supported the development of the project by buying minecoins when the idea was at an early conceptualization stage only.Thus, we can say that we have achieved a lot during the short period of time. With each passing day we are becoming more experienced, our team is growing, and the number of those supporting the idea is increasing exponentially. We are confident that 2017 will be the year of MineCoin. Subscribe to our newsletter and social networks on the main page and stay informed about the development of the project”.

About Minex Systems

MinexSystems is a Ukrainian company that develops blockchain-based applications.
MinexSystems target is to make blockchain technology to serve society through the creation of targeted applications where this technology (blockchain) has practical applications.
Products of the company: MineCoin, Minex Bank, MinexPlatform, MinexExchange, MinexMarket.

Learn more about Minex Ecosystem at – www.minecoin.org

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Contact Person: Daniel Shulyaev
Contact Email: [email protected]
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

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Bitcoin IRA Opens Accounts Worth Over $2,000,000 in Under Five Months, Launches Innovative Pricing Model

Bitcoin Press Release: After reaching a milestone of $2 million, in new accounts during 5 months, Bitcoin IRA has introduced new, innovative pricing features.

December 15, 2016, California, USA – The only American Bitcoin-based retirement fund that allows people to invest in Bitcoin, Bitcoin IRA is happy to announce its successful completion of a new milestone. The platform has opened Bitcoin Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) worth over $2 million since it started its operations 5 months ago.

Bitcoin IRA differentiates itself from other bitcoin investment products in multiple ways. Unlike Bitcoin ETFs and investment funds, Bitcoin IRA offers an opportunity for individuals to invest in “real” Bitcoin at a much lower fee. As the deadline for IRA investment nears, Bitcoin IRA is offering innovative pricing for the benefit of investors.

Investors looking forward to parking their money in Bitcoin-based/linked retirement fund have two options. They can either invest in the real thing, stored in a specialized bitcoin wallet offered by Bitcoin IRA or opt for a proxy certificate ETF which is simply a dollar denominated representation of the digital currency. If the performance of Bitcoin this year is any indication, then those holding on to actual bitcoin tend to gain impressive returns over time. The same can’t be said for Bitcoin ETFs.

Bitcoin ETFs often trade at 20-30% premiums over the actual market indices for bitcoin (e.g. Bitfinex, Coinbase etc.). They also have hidden fees chargeable on the purchase, for annual management and liquidation. A comparison between Bitcoin IRA’s and Bitcoin ETF’s fees show recurring charges for Bitcoin ETF as against a one-time fee charged by Bitcoin IRA.

Considering a 3-year investment plan, a person investing in 11 BTC worth of ETF when the Bitcoin price is at $750 is going to spend $289 as purchase fee at 3.5%. Over a period of three years, if the cryptocurrency’s value appreciates by $100 each year, then at 3.5% management fees, the cost incurred will be $327 at $850/BTC, $366 at $950/BTC and $404 at $1050/BTC respectively. After the period, when the investor sells the ETF after paying a 3.5% purchase fee of $443 at $1150/BTC, he would have spent a total of $1829 (17.5%). However, with Bitcoin IRA, apart from a flat 15% initial fee, there are no hidden charges or management fees. For investing in 11 real bitcoins for a period of 3-years at an initial rate of $750 per unit will only cost the investor $1238, upfront irrespective of the cryptocurrency’s appreciation during the investment term.

Unlike Bitcoin ETF, Bitcoin IRA investors can continue to keep their investment in bitcoins, beyond the investment term. Bitcoin IRA’s pricing model focuses on covering the extensive security costs involved in managing the revolutionary product and whatever the growth in investment entirely belongs to the investor.

About Bitcoin IRA

Bitcoin IRA is the only Bitcoin-based retirement investment portfolio that allows people to invest Bitcoin directly into an IRA or 401(k). The investment options offered by Bitcoin IRA are approved by IRS. The platform constantly works with leading fintech professionals to provide secure, high-quality Bitcoin investments.

Learn more about Bitcoin IRA at – https://BitcoinIRA.com

Get your free Bitcoin IRA Bitcoin Investment Guide at – https://bitcoinira.com/bitcoin-investor-guide/btcpr/

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Contact Person: Johannes Haze
Contact Email: [email protected]
Location: California, USA

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I/O Digital Set to Release the Long Anticipated I/O Coin “DIONS” Blockchain Upgrade

Bitcoin Press Release: The I/O Digital Foundation announces the upcoming launch of DIONS I/O Coin Blockchain upgrade as a part of its second development roadmap.

December 13, 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands – The team behind I/O Coin (IOC) cryptocurrency (I/O Digital Foundation) has announced they are in final beta and gearing up for the upcoming launch of DIONS (Decentralized Input Output Name Server) Blockchain upgrade. It is the first major milestone in IOC’s second development roadmap following the successful completion of the previous one set during the platform’s initial launch. As a part of its initial development roadmap, the team had created a full featured HTML5 IOC wallet alternative to Bitcoin-based QT wallet. It was followed by IONS (semi-centralized domain names) and POS I/O – a Proof of Stake (PoS) volume controlled blockchain upgrade.

The origin of IOC and DIONS goes back to the days when Proof of Work (PoW) based Bitcoin was introduced following Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper. The August 2012 paper by Scott Nadal and Sunny King on PoS based Peercoin cryptocurrency created yet another standard for digital currency platforms.

IOC, over a period of time, has absorbed the best of both PoW and PoS technologies. Started as an X11 PoW based cryptocurrency, IOC successfully made a transition to unique PoS I/O. The PoS based IOC used a volume controlled blockchain, capable of instant transfers that received confirmations in less than 30 seconds. With block times of 1 minute, the I/O Digital Blockchain has proven itself to be extremely energy efficient and ten times faster than Bitcoin.

Considering Bitcoin’s lack of user-friendliness and privacy; risk of data bloat and centralized security breaches in Fintech. On December 2014, the I/O Digital development team proposed a major upgrade to the main IOC blockchain called DIONS. Its fully AES 256 encrypted decentralized name server, messaging, data storage and a decentralized “GPGTOOLS” like system offers a distinct advantage over Bitcoin. The DIONS Blockchain also enables identity storage, avatar creation and encrypted document storage capabilities that are transferable between users. All the features are readily hard coded into a user-friendly HTML5 wallet system.

Encrypted Decentralized Messaging

DIONS will be accompanied by a Skype-like decentralized end-to-end encrypted “chat” system with built in AES 256 encryption. The chat feature will not only allow users to send encrypted private messages, but also provides an option to broadcast messages to a wider world. It offers an attractive option for third party developers intending to build a censorship resistant decentralized “Twitter-esque” micro-blogging service.

“Think of Skype chat, but with a strong AES256 end to end built-in encryption all decentralized over Blockchain … this is coming out with DIONS”

Says the I/O Digital development team

Decentralized Identity & Name Server System (Aliases)

The I/O Digital blockchain DIONS, will allow users to store sensitive identity credentials ensuring a way for users to manage their reputation and control their data. The decentralized name system will be censorship resistant. DIONS which is part of the I/O Digital suite of tools enables the creation of arbitrary key / value pairs. Thus the I/O Digital blockchain provides a decentralised DNS database. Names can right now, be referenced as domain records by using our own or even 3rd party APIs. There is no restriction on the form of our DIONS aliases, they can take any arbitrary form and be transferable between users. The DNS records may be for example A records, CNAME or MX records. Thus our blockchain provides a ready made DNS database upon which our own or even 3rd party APIs can be employed. (This can also reduce network traffic in terms of DNS queries) DIONS will allow for private creation of aliases and identity storage (so called ‘private aliases’ which can be made public at will by the user). A private alias will provide users an added layer of privacy at the time of creating an alias. In this way, users can create both public and private usernames with which transactions can take place. Combining a unique, memorable ID with their brand name to receive I/O Coin payments will be highly beneficial to individuals and business alike.

Businesses, as well as being able to make use of their own brand names, can now use unique human readable IDs to serve as a customer’s, invoice or reference numbers (e.g. HSBC:8008135). This provides a more familiar format for customers accustomed to the naming conventions of email or websites. It also allows businesses to benefit from vastly reduced fees and the robustness and easy auditability of a decentralized distributed database.

Data Storage

I/O Digital’s Blockchain also helps manage intellectual property rights, certificates of authenticity and condition reports. A hash value included in an I/O transaction can serve as Proof of Existence for any digital file, with the timestamp of hash value serving as an immutable proof. The data storage feature along with an arbitrary key allows users to input data within the HTML5 wallet either through keyboard or ‘File Upload’ option.

I/O Digital Ecosystem – Protecting Individual Freedoms In Blockchain

Our I/O Digital Ecosystem has the capability for encrypted communications approved by the NSA for levels up to “Top Secret”. It offers a unique feature in self contained RSA public key cryptography over the blockchain. The I/O Digital team has built the first RSA public key communications system with AES 256 fully integrated over the blockchain for world-wide secure communications. Thus it can be viewed as a replacement for gpgtools (which has been widely used throughout the world for over 17 years), with the blockchain * replacing * all central key servers, for a completely decentralized means of encrypted communication.

“[…] the potential user base for this is huge, we have built the Blockchain version of GPGTools and there will be no more centralized key servers needed, literally everything is decentralized […] Furthermore, nobody has been here before by ensuring the ability to protect individual freedoms through strongly encrypted communications and we’re tremendously excited” –

I/O Digital development Team

Developers through third party APIs could use DIONS to allow encrypt/decrypt, sign/verify and import keys from text selections, files, folders, images, audio for censorship free transmission across the worldwide network that I/O Digital already has become.

“… Users the world over can now safely and securely transmit photographic images, audio recordings, news reports or indeed any arbitrary data content across the world over Blockchain by using our Ecosystem.”

– I/O Digital development Team

DIONS opens up great opportunities for businesses who can create their Proof of Concept around the I/O Digital Blockchain technology and figure out if Blockchain is interesting for their services. There is a bright future ahead for Blockchain development and services.

An award winning team

The I/O Digital Development team and IOC have won the public award in the Blockchain category of the Euro Fintech Awards. They have also made it to the finals of the Benzinga FinTech awards. I/O Digital was recently listed in the KPMG / H2 ventures FinTech top 100 as an Emerging Star.

The team of I/O Digital are all highly experienced industry professionals who know how to get results, deal with technological challenges and secure a place in the Blockchain ecosystem with their technology.

I/O Digital’s ultimate goal is to have companies use their blockchain technology to gain a competitive advantage by creating a synergy between services and operate with fewer costs while adding new services to their portfolio.

Learn more about I/O Digital Foundation and its projects at – www.iodigital.io
More information about I/O Coin (IOC) is available at – www.iocoin.io

Media Contact

Contact Name: Richard Groen
Contact Designation: COO
Company Name: I/O Digital Foundation
Contact Email: [email protected]
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

I/O Digital Foundation is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

Byteball to Give Away Its New Cryptocurrency for Free to Bitcoin Holders on Christmas Day

Bitcoin Press Release: Byteball cryptocurrency platform to offer Bytes tokens proportional to users’ Bitcoin holdings on December 25, 2016.

December 8, 2016, Moscow, Russia – The cryptocurrency platform Byteball has announced its upcoming launch on December 25, 2016. As a part of its launch offering, Byteball will allow Bitcoin users to claim fresh Bytes (Byteball’s crypto tokens), proportional to their respective Bitcoin balances on the day of Christmas. The platform will take into account the status of Bitcoin distribution across the network, as available on the first Bitcoin block mined on December 25.

Byteball, the cryptocurrency platform for decentralized storage and transfer of value, is built on Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) instead of blockchain like other existing cryptocurrencies. The absence of blockchain helps Byteball avoid block size related scalability issues, which Bitcoin is currently facing. In order to receive free Bytes, members of the Bitcoin community will have to prove their Bitcoin balance and link the addresses with that of Byteball before December, 25.

The unique cryptocurrency platform can be used to issue assets representing debt, shares, commodities, etc. Regulatory compliance can be easily achieved through a multi-signature process that requires the issuer to co-sign all transfers. Byteball also makes allowance for the creation of untraceable assets where transaction information is conveyed directly from payer to payee, and only hashes are stored on a public database.

The developers of Byteball have created an entire cryptocurrency ecosystem, including an easy-to-use smart contracts platform, cryptocurrency wallets, bot supported e-commerce, and more. The platform already has a running testnet. Like blockchain, DAG is decentralized and the information stored on the Byteball is immutable. Developers of the platform have set a maximum cap of 1015 Bytes, out of which 98 percent will be distributed among the community members.

About Byteball

Byteball is an initiative of a Moscow, Russia-based development team. The innovative cryptocurrency uses DAG structure instead of the conventional blockchain, eliminating scaling issues. It is a complete cryptocurrency ecosystem set to go live on the Christmas day of 2016.

Learn more about Byteball at – https://byteball.org
Byteball on BitconTalk – https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1608859.0
Follow Byteball on Twitter – https://twitter.com/ByteballOrg
Byteball’s Slack channel – http://slack.byteball.org

Media Contact

Contact Name: Anton Churyumov
Company Name: Byteball
Contact Email: [email protected]
Location: Moscow, Russia

Byteball is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

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