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NXT Market Report: 6 October 2014

 

Welcome to this week’s market report. The last seven days have been spectacular and very interesting. We’ve seen a massive decrease in the price of Bitcoin and, at the same time, the launch of a number of promising NXT projects. As usual we start the report by comparing market capitalizations. NXT has declined in price by 13.9% whereas Bitcoin has fallen by 14.6% – overall the price of NXT remains stable, which is obviously nice (NXT is probably the most stable crypto currency out there). In contrast Bitcoin’s price decline continued down to USD 290 each (source: bitcoinaverage.com). According to rumor, the market is being manipulated by the Chinese exchanges OKCoin, Huobi and BTC China. In essence, they are using trading bots to buy and sell ‘fake’ Bitcoins introduced by the exchanges themselves. This idea is especially plausible because none of the three exchanges  charge a fee for the trading itself, which makes a lot of people wonder how they can still be profitable. Read more here about Bitcoin’s price decline.

coinmarketcap 06102014source: coinmarketcap.com

Jinn Labs launches its asset using, for  the first time ever on the NXT Asset Exchange, a dutch auction

Jinn Labs, a project founded by Come-from-Beyond, Uniqueorn and wesleyh organized the first ever dutch auction on the NXT Asset Exchange for their public offering (see ANN thread). In a dutch auction the investor places a buy order at the price he’s prepared to pay for a share. At the end of the auction, bids are filled from the highest bid price down until the desired amount has been raised. The last bid order to be filled determines the price for all other participants so that everyone pays the same amount per share. To ensure fairness, the seller does not disclose in advance when he is going to place his sell order. After the auction Jinn Labs reimbursed the investors who paid a higher bid than the final 85 NXT per share.

Jinn has already been in development for several months behind the scenes and has now gone public in order to raise capital for further investments. Jinn is expected to be fully developed Q4 2015. But what, in fact, is Jinn?

Jinn is a general purpose processor based on ternary logic with hardware support for distributed computing. This project also includes the Jiniri Limited (single-node) and Jiniri Unlimited (multi-node) emulators, in addition we are creating a monetized proof-of-concept game. (quoted from jinnlabs.com)

Jinn’s asset has great potential – the token started at the IPO price of 85 NXT per share and is now trading at around 250 NXT. The token only represents a share of the profits, which is paid as a dividend on the first day of every month. The team working on Jinn is very talented and has been consistently delivering solid work ever since NXT was launched nearly a year ago. Furthermore the Jinn project is well organized with a clear way of communication and a realistic timeline.

Launch of two rating services

During the last week two new rating services have been launched.

NXTinspect

NXTinspect was founded by whalejefdiesel and chanc3r. They are offering asset reviews, due diligence on asset issuers, research work and escrow services. The IPO was sold out within a few minutes due to two big investors who bought up all the offered shares. Luckily one of those was jl777, who distributed a good chunk of his NXTinspect as SuperNET and NXTventure dividends. The proportion in which owners of SuperNET and NXTventure received NXTinspect assets was 1:16. In total 1’000’000 NXTinspect assets have been issued of which 40% will belong to the founders and 60% will be sold as IPO shares at 1 Nxt in two batches. As already stated the first tranche is sold out.

Kongzi News Service

Kongzi News Service, issued by printshop (who already manages KPS), announced its launch 4 days after that of NXTinspect.

Details regarding the nature of the KNS service and the structure of its IPO can be found here: nxtforum, post #49.

As can, starting with the opening post of that thread, the considered opinions of KNS and NXTinspect about the other’s service.

I myself do not express any opinion about the respective merits of the two services except to say that they offer a genuine choice for consumers and that is all to the good: competition drives excellence!

What’s going on in the Asset Exchange?

FunBotV1: The asset FunBotV1 represents a full automated trading bot, which exploits arbitrage opportunities on Bter, CryptsyPoloniex and SecureAE. Additionally the bot includes a market making logic on all four exchanges. The asset issuer aims at 8-10% profit per month of which 70% is distributed among FunBotV1 asset holders. The other 30% will be distributed among the holders of the asset FunBotReve

While FunBotV1 represents 1 NXT in the bankroll used by the trading bot, FunBotReve only represents the value of the upcoming dividends. The asset issuer FunBot is already working on a FunBotV2 (see post #198). This will be represented by an asset similar to FunBotV1, which will receive 70% of the profit, the other 30% to be distributed among the holders of the FunBotReve asset, which explains why, in the 2 days following the announcement, there was a 40% increase in price.

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SuperNET Newsletter #2

Welcome to the second SuperNET Newsletter!

A week is a long time in cryptocurrency, and never has this been more true than for SuperNET. This last week has seen a flurry of activity, with a series of new companies and services being added to the project. Additionally, there have already been unexpected dividends, with several more now expected in the coming month. As a result, SuperNET is slowly but steadily gaining in price and looking forwards to a very bright future.

Topics

  • SuperNET & UNITY
  • Asset Dividends paid
    • NeoDICE
    • NXTinspect
  • Pre announced dividends
    • SNN
    • BOOST
    • 2 more TBA
  • Other assets and services
    • ATOMIC
    • Freemarket
    • CORE services
    • SuperHODL account
  • MyNXT.info
  • SuperTraders
  • Supernet.org
  • SuperNET logo
  • SuperNET Volunteers
  • SuperNET CORE coins
  • Development update
  • SuperNET related links

SuperNET & UNITY

SuperNET / UNITY can be traded on BTer, NXT Asset Exchange and now on Poloniex.

BTer has automatically exchanged all TOKEN for UNITY (the ticker symbol for SuperNET). No further action is required by assetholders. Also withdrawal of UNITY has now been enabled.

On the NXT Asset Exchange (AE), a manual process was created. Most TOKEN has now been exchanged for SuperNET, but if you have not done so already, you should redeem your TOKEN. TOKEN does not pay dividends and was only created to simplify the issue process for SuperNET.

To redeem your TOKEN on Nxt AE, transfer it to NXT-7Y5B-J8LQ-SL5P-3ULFL.
It will be exchanged for SuperNET. This is a manual process and will not take place instantly but within 24 hours, so please be patient.

Asset dividends paid

In an unexpected but welcome development, SuperNET has started paying dividends in the form of assets in new companies with which it has formed partnerships and acquired a stake.

neoDICE

The first dividend was neoDICE – a re-creation of the legendary blockchain betting game SatoshiDice, a Bitcoin-based game which achieved immense popularity but fell from favour when it began requiring confirmed rather than unconfirmed transactions, thereby delaying gameplay.

Like SatoshiDice, neoDICE uses a provably fair blockchain-based system but includes a solution to avoid the delays caused by requiring confirmations. It is hoped that this game will capture a significant proportion of SatoshiDice’s former market – but for NXT.

NeoDICE (Nxt asset id 18184274154437352348) should be in testing mode within a month and will pay dividends in NXT from its profits. 100 percent of neoDICE assets were distributed as follows:

5 percent SuperNET dividend
5 percent NXTventure dividend
5 percent jl777hodl
40 percent Privatebet
45 percent Developers & maintainers

For every hundred superNET, assetholders received 6.127 neoDICE.
Further details can be found here.

After the dividend distribution James notes:

NeoDICE traded as high as 62 NXT each before settling down to 40 NXT bid/50 NXT ask, so the dividend was worth 2.5 NXT to 3 NXT, which on ~200 NXT [SuperNET] price makes it a 1% to 1.5% dividend.

NXTinspect

The second “surprise-dividend” was NXTinspect.

NXTinspect is a community-driven initiative designed to provide investors with the necessary information to make informed trading decisions. ‘Our service looks to promote legitimate assets, while highlighting suspicious activity/scams.’

NXTinspect’s IPO offer was for 300,000 asset tokens, which is 30 percent of all NXTinspect assets. James bought 250,000 of them (25 percent of the total), using NXTventure funding. However, since NXTinspect will be auditing James’ assets, there is a clear conflict of interests here. James writes:

I invest in good people, and they are all good people. When I see good trades, I just automatically click, click, done. So I didn’t even think about the potential for looking like conflict of interest.

However, it seems there could be an appearance of conflict since I am involved in dozens of different projects.

I want to use NXTinspect services and clearly it won’t have much value if there is this appearance that I am having some sort of undue influence over them.

The upshot was this:

  • 5 percent to jl777hodl
  • 5 percent for SuperNET dividend
  • 5 percent for NXTventure dividend
  • 10 percent sold on NXT AE at 2.5 NXT each

As soon as the AE assets were sold, the dividends were processed. Sales on the AE would offset any losses to James from the dividends issued, so the process was broadly break even for him. After this, James holds no NXTinspect, other than the indirect gain of jl777hodl NAV and whatever goodwill SuperNET and NXTventure assets gain from this dividend. For more information, see hereDividend payout details can be found here.

Dividend distribution

The dividends were successfully distributed. Those with assets on BTer and Poloniex have received their dividends in their exchange accounts, and AE dividends have been issued directly to holders’ Nxt addresses.

As previously announced, investors who hold unredeemed TOKEN did not receive the dividend.

The leftover neoDICE assets were given to valarmg, in return for the work he has done in creating and running the redemption and dividending scripts. These unclaimed neoDICE assets equalled around 1,500 or 3 percent of total dividend payout.

Pre-ANN asset dividends

A new series of assets and dividends are already in the pipeline and will hopefully be released by the end of October. These are:

SNN (SuperNET News Network), asset ID 15113552914305929842. SNN is planned to be ‘the SuperNET of crypto news: a ‘community owned and operated media outlet, with stories and content written by a wide range of contributors about crypto technologies and markets.’ 75 percent of SNN revenues will be distributed to assetholders. Revenue sources include advertising, subscriptions and pay-per-view, and ‘since this follows a more normal web inventory, it will allow the establishing of ad sales prior to having the SuperNET GUI monetized with ads.’

BOOST (asset ID 9719950459730291994) is a startup incubator that provides zero-interest loans for new NXT companies and will have close links with NXTventure, both in funding and adopting new companies. It will act as a conduit for small companies that want to become a qualified NXTventure listing.

Two further assets are on the way. One is described by James as ‘pretty normal, except it is building on top of an existing asset to help it reach a rather large market.’ The second, however, is ‘a new type of asset… This will create a new way to solve a common problem in the crypto world and I am happy to be involved in this asset.’

These are all exciting new developments and highlight the activity that is going on. These four dividends could be issued in October – though as ever, there are no guarantees of timescales and dividends will be announced as they happen. Investors are encouraged to do their own due diligence before purchasing further assets.

Combined dividends

NXTventure and SuperNET will be releasing combined dividends.

NXTventure has proved a highly popular asset. Its purpose is to fund promising new enterprises in return for a proportion of their assets. These are dividended out to NXTventure shareholders.

Whilst this will reduce the number of shares dividended out by NXTventure due to sharing with SuperNET, the publicity and funding of SuperNET will on the other hand bring a much greater number of companies into the space. There will not be a full overlap between the dividends offered by NXTventure and SuperNET. As James puts it:

There will probably be 4x more assets in the pipeline. (….) I expect that NXTventure will have some smaller assets that will be dividended that won’t have a SuperNET counterpart. There will also be some special assets that would only be SuperNET dividends.

Other SuperNET assets and services

ATOMIC

ATOMIC (asset ID 11694807213441909013) is a new service designed to enable 100% decentralized trading for all coins and assets on a single blockchain. It will be integrated into the core of SuperNET.

  • 100% transparent and public ledger backed exchanges across blockchains (trading of any asset or any coin)
  • Transactions from one blockchain to another will be as fast, if not significantly faster than any existing centralized method of exchange.
  • The ability to spend any coin, anywhere (ex: ATOMIC will allow users to spend NXT at a store which only accepts payments to a BTC wallet) without having to wait for a deposit, confirmations, exchange, withdrawal, more confirmations and then finally spend the coins.

ATOMIC will take the form of a DAC (Decentralised Autonomous Corporation). It will be open source and run transparently, with direct community involvement. ‘Once a critical mass has been reached it will become a full DAC with no central points of failure, agenda, laws or anything else that could slow it down. Initial versions will probably not be a fully automated DAC’.

Read the documentation here.
You can find out more about ATOMIC in the announcement thread on bitcointalk.
ATOMIC is listed on coinmarketcap.com. ATOMIC official website: http://atomicdac.org.

James writes:

The fees on the ATOMIC network will serve to reward both the miners and asset holders. The standard transaction fees required by blockchain technology will be rewarded directly to the miners.

The asset holders will receive dividends in the form of the accumulation of non-Atom transaction fees. For example if user A with Bitcoin wants to send money to user B who only wants Litecoin, user A will pay a tiny fee in Bitcoin to a special address that will initiate the exchange. Due to the nature of the ATOMIC network, the exchange requires that the user also have enough Atoms in their wallet to cover the transaction fee to the miners.

This process gives the power to set the price of Atoms to the nodes on the network while also rewarding asset holders directly with fees collected by the exchange process.

Freemarket

Freemarket (asset ID 134138275353332190) is a decentralized physical goods store (similar to a decentralised eBay). 20% of FreeMarket listing fees (7.77 NXT) will go to SuperNET, counting from 2015. Freemarket will have no fees for the rest of 2014, other than the the 1 NXT listing fee and 1 NXT confirmation fee. Freemarket will be released on October 12.

Some advantages over options like eBay:

  • No need to register and give up any personal information
  • No third-party payment processor
  • Fees are low; No fee in 2014, thereafter a listing fee set at 7.77 NXT, about 10 NXT once you include fees for NXT AMs
  • The NXT blockchain makes FreeMarket resistant to takedown
  • No centralized servers anywhere; FreeMarket does not require centralized administration
  • Allows for unlimited, buyer-selectable shipping options, each with a separate fee
  • Messages between buyer and seller, as well as shipping address and shipping method, are encrypted
  • Items can be searched by category and up to 3 optional tags, as well as item title, seller ID, and item ID
  • Sellers have the option of accepting or rejecting a sale
  • Listings can be canceled

This is just the first version. Additional information can be found in the ANN thread.
Freemarket is listed on BTer and on coinmarketcap.com. Official website: Nxtfreemarket.com.

In addition to these new arrivals, the SuperNET core will contain:

Teleport. The privacy technology that underpins BitcoinDark (BTCD).

InstantDEX enables near real-time trading between cryptocurrencies.

Tradebots (NXTcoinsco) enables the creation of custom decentralized tradebots.

SuperNET card will support anonymous withdrawal of NXT and other SuperNET coins.
This is due for launch by Coinomat in the coming weeks.

NXTprivacy holds a series of privacy-related assets, including 50 percent of PrivateBet.

PrivateBet will be designed to support P2P betting and casino games. PrivateBet owns 40 percent of neoDICE.

neoDICE is similar to that of the legendary satoshiDice, with a few differences, the most important one been the near realtime processing of the wagers. Beta testing starts mid October.

Sharkfund0 is a trading fund that aggressively targets high-performing assets.

Targeted advertising similar to Google’s AdWords will allow website administrators to serve adverts directly to the cryptocurrency community, with revenue being returned to SuperNET participants.

You can read additional information about the above services in the SuperNET ICO document.

SuperHODL

To keep track of the SuperNET assets holdings, a new account and asset has been created. SuperHODL: asset no. 13120737659249432970, account NXT-USU4-92UY-KEYT-4H649. This is simply an accounting convenience to segregate authorised but non-disbursed funds.

‘SuperHODL is a 100% owned subsidiary of SuperNET and is really just a way to keep things separated. Maybe down the road some of it would be put on the market, but no plans for that now.’

MyNXT.info

As was announced in last week’s newsletter, SuperNET is investing in an online wallet site. Now that funding has been agreed, further details can be given. James writes:

SuperNET invested in mynxt.info, a long time NXT company with online wallet, mobile app, block explorer, etc. Over the coming months mynxt will be working on integrating their services into the SuperNET GUI.

This is a very promising move for SuperNET, since a significant proportion of users prefers to use a web wallet than a downloadable client.

SuperTraders

With the end of the ICO, the SuperTraders are now active. SuperTraders are a team of cryptocurrency traders with a proven track-record of returns. Their aim is to increase SuperNET’s NAV through trading on different exchanges. (In other words, their activity is predominantly intended to increase the value of the SuperNET asset directly, rather than to generate dividends.)

The SuperTraders receive a maximum of 10 percent of SuperNET’s working capital, or around 570 BTC. Their capital will be awarded incrementally as they increase their own bankrolls through successful trading, thereby increasing confidence and limiting downside risk. Each time they increase their bankroll by 50 percent, SuperNET also increase their available funds by 50 percent. The aim is to allocate the largest bankroll to the SuperTrader with the largest and most consistent gains.

Supernet.org

We managed to get the domain supernet.org!

SuperNET logo

The logo is created by ‘ether’.

The color scheme has been voted on, and the final version is:

SuperNET_logo

Coming soon:

  1. Different background styles (faded symbol, galaxy sucking-all-FIAT shape, etc.)
  2. HD Wallpapers
  3. Twitter/Facebook official account themes
  4. Badges for forum members and other goodies (this one will be on request)

SuperNET Volunteers

Feel free to join the community on forum.thesupernet.org.

If you would like to help SuperNET, please fill out this short questionnaire:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T1U96Rxb4Q92vSRzh-HshEOyTQWtbfhXITdOliooqIk/viewform

SuperNET CORE coins

Here’s a summary of the SuperNET’s official core coins: NXTBTCD and BBR.

Any addition of new core coins will be announced in this newsletter and on SuperNET forum.
Coin representatives can send applications to join SuperNET CORE to coins@thesupernet.org.

NXT is the ‘2.0’ cryptocurrency that powers much of SuperNET’s backend crypto functionality. The asset exchange, Multigateway (for distributed crypto trading), alias system, even the GUI behind the new wallet – all of these are built on the ‘NXT Inside’ approach. As the leader in these 2.0 features and services, NXT is the natural choice for SuperNET. It makes perfect sense to leverage this functionality whilst rewarding the NXT community for their continued support and further development of the key tech.

BitcoinDark (BTCD) brings Teleport to the SuperNET table. At its very simplest, Teleport is the anonymity protocol that underpins BTCD. However, it offers far more than privacy. Teleport is a complete ecosystem for making anonymous cryptocurrency transactions, right down to the level of hiding users’ IP addresses from attackers.

Teleport uses one-time addresses called telepods to transfer standard denominations of funds (100, 50, 10, 5, 1 etc) to a new recipient. The use of fixed amounts avoids correlating sender and recipient if the quantity is distinctive (a transfer of $500 would currently be 129.19896640 BTCD, which would be instantly recognisable). Several other tricks such as random delays will make it almost impossible to correlate transactions on the blockchain.

The network of privacyServers will not only shield users from prying eyes, but will form the communication infrastructure for SuperNET – enabling them to exchange information of all kinds securely and anonymously. You can read more about Teleport in this article on NXTER.org.

James has announced a 1000 BTCD bounty (https://forum.thesupernet.org/index.php?topic=76.msg337#msg337) to anynone who can attack and deanonymize Teleport.

Teleport is currently nearing beta-testing. It will permanently be available for free to BTCD, and will initially be free for other cryptocurrencies. From 2015 it will begin to charge small fees for non-SuperNET coin transactions. Bitcoin alone opens a potential market over a thousand times larger than BTCD’s own current market cap.

Boolberry (BBR) offers additional anonymising features to provide an extra layer of privacy. Boolberry is based on CryptoNote, an implementation of ring signatures. Ring signatures provide a good level of privacy but generally do so at the expense of blockchain bloat. This raises questions about the long-term sustainability and user-friendliness of CryptoNote coins. Additionally, there are circumstances under which anonymity may be lost, but Boolberry’s lead dev has come up with an innovative way of avoiding this problem, as well as reducing bloat. You can find out more on the bitcointalk BBR thread.

Development updates

The CORE technology for SuperNET is nearing beta and is currently being tested with about a dozen live servers. ‘While it is not working perfectly, the bugs found so far do not seem so serious. As soon as the low level networking is solid, it will be possible to complete the higher level applications like Teleport, Tradebots, etc. Also, the API can be opened up for other coins to use and to implement their own special features.’, James writes – and continues:

I finished debugging all the DHT calls. Ended up adding data compression to the loop, along with out of band binary data beyond the JSON in the onion packets. Also, a lot more difficult that I thought it would be, but finally got all packets to be the same size, thus removing a leak of info about the type of commands you are sending.

I implemented a variant of http://www.cs.rice.edu/Conferences/IPTPS02/109.pdf, using 64bit NXT addresses for the hash, eg. least significant 64bits of sha256. collision resolution is something for a layer above this level to do. I plan to add some simple file API on top of this so we can get a nice decentralized storage along with sending of files.

Of course all this is under heavy encryption, but still the IP addresses are not shielded yet. The sendmessage API appears to be working in simple topologies, should work with more layers, but need a larger network to test this.

./BitcoinDarkd SuperNET ‘{“requestType”:”sendmessage”,”dest”:”<nxtaddress>,”msg”:”<text of message>”,”L”:<maxonionlayers>}’

Using the sendmessage api, it should be pretty easy to make an encrypted chat application.

I have a dozen other API calls already done and they worked in loopback mode, so I hope before long we can get a nice set of API functions released and tested.

Multigateway

James:

I ported the MGW code into SuperNET API so to add a bitcoin compatible coin is as follows:

{“name”:”BTC”,”conf”:”/home/ubuntu3/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf”,”asset”:”4551058913252105307″,”rpc”:”127.0.0.1:8332″,”clonesmear”:1,”minconfirms”:3,”estblocktime”:600}

Once such an entry is in the .conf file the SuperNET code can access a coin and do whatever logic the application layer (like Teleport) will use. More a matter of testing than developing.

For non-bitcoin compatible coins, some glue code will need to be created to implement the functions that the SuperNET applications will require. Still compared to the total work, it is a small fraction, so basically any coin can be supported with some interface work.

There comes a time when a project needs to stand on its own two feet and not rely on its founder anymore. For MGW, that time is now. it will work much better when all of MGW is NOT centralized through me. I am running all three MGW servers, which is not its design. It also means three times the work to keep them up to date, synchronized, etc. There have been production servers “almost ready” for over two months now and I have to hand off the MGW.

SuperNET related links

Supernet Forum

https://forum.thesupernet.org

Follow SuperNET news

https://twitter.com/Jl777News
http://jl777news.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jl777/688097541246130?ref=stream

SuperNET related projects:

Coinomat
https://coinomat.com

SNN
https://forum.thesupernet.org/index.php?topic=118.0

Neodice
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/(pre-ann)-neodice/

Freemarket
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/freemarket-official-thread/

Atomic
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=780833.0

ShortUNITY
https://nxtforum.org/assets-board/shortunity/

Prediction Markets

https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-10-of-coinmarketcap/
https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-5-of-coinmarketcap-before-2016/

Affiliated websites (revenue sharing or partial ownership)

http://bter.com
http://coinomat.com
http://nxtfreemarket.com
http://yourwebsitecanbehere.com

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