XTC Unicorn Fund Makes Strategic Investment in Emercoin Blockchain: Support Adds Momentum to Ground-Breaking New Technology
ACTAI Global community, which includes entrepreneurs from around the world and co-manages Blockchain Summit on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island with Bitfury.
Emercoin is a cryptocurrency and decentralized blockchain platform for a wide range of distributed trusted services. Distinctive features of Emercoin are high reliability, robustness and three-in-one hybrid mining (PoW+MergedMining+PoS). The Emercoin platform already runs network security services EmerSSL/EmerSSH, decentralized domain system EmerDNS, counterfeit solution EmerDPO, VOIP solution ENUMER, to name a few.
Syscoin (sys) Release 2.2.0 with V1 Masternodes @ Testnet 5
This is a mandatory update for Testnet 4 users. It is not compatible
with the current Syscoin Mainnet. Please only install this if you wish
to setup and run a Masternode on the Syscoin testnet. Please clear your
syscoin data directory before starting. This is a forking testnet so
previous version blockchain will not work.
For more information on how to setup a masternode (currently only for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users) see this blog post. The only difference is you will notice that the tutorial now omits the step "git checkout 349de28",
so if you have cloned already for testnet3 you can just do a "git pull"
in the syscoin2 directory to get the latest code and run and start your
Please also re-pull the sentinel code, goto your sentinel directory
and type "git pull" or if that fails delete it and reclone sentinel and
follow tutorial for setting up sentinel again.
This release is locked to testnet!
AssetsSyscoin Z-DAG across asset allocation transfers.Certificate 0-confirmation settlements.Offer 0-confirmation settlements.Bug Fixes
How To Use Syscoin Services - Primer
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generate 1 (miner creates a block)
aliasnew jag p 3 0 '' '' '' ''
assetnew asset jag public assets 5 5 ''
generate 1 (miner creates a block)
ASSET SEND(create new allocation):
assetsend asset jag jag 5 ''
generate 1 (miner creates a block)
ASSET ALLOCATION INFO:
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Unlocking AidCoin tokens and announcing future Airdrop
Dear AidCoin supporters,
the previous announcement, we are happy to confirm that the AID tokens
will be unlocked within the next 24 hours. We are also excited to
announce that we have finalised the agreement with a top 5 exchange and
we will communicate further details in the following days!
previously stated, part of the tokens minted during the ICO will be
distributed to token sale participants through an airdrop to reward all
of you who will hold their AID tokens for a specific period of time
after the ICO.
What is an airdrop?
airdrop is when a blockchain project decides to
distribute free tokens, or coins, to specific token
participants in the AidCoin pre-sale and/or ICO will receive an airdrop
based on the number of tokens bought during the token sale and not
moved for a period of time, specifically 3, 6, 9 months from the 16th
The structure of the airdrop will be as follows:
After 3 months: you will receive 5% of the tokens bought on token sale and not moved for 3 months.After 6 months: you will receive 7,5% of the tokens bought on token sale and not moved for 6 months.After 9 months: you will receive 12,5% of the tokens bought on token sale and not moved for 9 months.
Therefore you will receive an additional 25% of the tokens bought on token sale if you hold AID tokens for 9 months!
Check the table below for more details:
AidCoin airdrop details
You bought 1,000 AID tokens during the ICO:
You’ll receive 50 AID, if you do not move your AID tokens for 3 months.You’ll receive 125 AID, if you do not move your AID tokens for 6 months.You’ll receive 250 AID, if you do not move your AID tokens for 9 months.
the tokens bought during the pre-sale and the ICO will be counted for
the airdrop. If you move the tokens you will lose the right to receive
the airdrop on the amount moved. For example, if you bought 1,000 AID
and move 300 AID before the vesting period, you will receive the airdrop
just on the amount unmoved (700 AID).
AID received on airdrop (for example after 3 months) will not be taken
in consideration for the token count. If you bought 1,000 AID, after 3
months you will receive 50 AID. If you hold for other 3 months, you will
receive 75 AID (7.5% of the 1,000 AID bought initially, not of the
1,050 AID cumulated).
Shift.cash - How Big Data makes the financial sector more client oriented
One of the fundamental technologies of our SHIFT.cash
platform, specializing in online loans secured by car titles, is a
large data processing system (Big Data). The meaning of this technology
lies in the fact that within the framework of a single system, a huge
amount of fragmented information is analyzed from multiple databases,
according to numerous parameters, on the basis of which a single result
is almost instantly output.
was thanks to Big Data that we managed to fully automate and put online
the low-risk segment of lending — security based. The SHIFT.Appraisal
unit automatically collects and analyzes all the market information of
this or that region by special algorithm that is developed by
professionals in the field of car loans. As a result, the value of the
collateral (vehicle) and its liquidity is automatically determined.
Evaluation is maximally unbiased due to minimizing the human fact, and
fast, because the computer performs the operation automatically, in a
matter of minutes.
case is one of many options for the successful application of the Big
Data technology in the financial industry. Here are the main directions
of using this technology in the industry.
Big Data against scammers
institutions and projects use Big Data to analyze the behavior of their
customers. This information helps to minimize the risks of fraud. The
system accumulates information about the classic behavior of the client
by numerous parameters, for example, the frequency of withdrawing money
from the card, the amount, the place of withdrawal, and so on. If the
client’s behavior is very different from the classical one, the system
signals a risk of fraud. For example, Visa’s anti-fraud system helps
prevent fraudulent payments amounting to $ 2 billion annually. HSBC Bank
also uses Big Data for this purpose, which allowed them to recognize
fraudulent incidents 10 times more successfully.
Quick assessment of the borrower
the banks are most often scolded for is their ancient methods of work.
For example, in order to get a loan, you need to bring verification of
employment to the bank from work and an number of other documents, on
the basis of which a decision will be made about the creditworthiness of
the borrower. Big Data makes this process more convenient and fast for
the client. For financial institutions themselves or FinTech-platforms,
there is also a benefit in this, because the conclusion is more
objective, based on a large amount of data. For example, a person can
have a decent salary, but due to the analysis of human behavior on the
Internet and social networks, it is known that he is addicted to
gambling or investing in dubious projects. Then, from the point of view
of a financial institution, the likelihood of granting him a loan is
far, banks are not very actively using Big Data in this direction, so
reviewing the loan application is still a long process. At
FinTech-platforms, on the contrary, the list of competitive advantages
includes the speed of all actions, including the assessment of the
of the client’s behavioral parameters allows financial projects to turn
their advertising from fan spam to “smart” and necessary advertising.
After all, a person is “against” obsessive and useless advertising, but
in every possible way “for” the relevant and timely proposals. For
example, on the Internet, a client studies the issue of effective
investment, and at this point the bank or financial platform, which he
already trusts, sends him an interesting investment proposal.
last few weeks have been big for the crypto industry and specifically
for Bancor. We've made great strides in product, expanded our network
significantly and are starting to witness the beginnings of our 'hockey
stick' growth. Here's the latest:
Network Update: 28 Active Tokens!
18 new tokens have integrated the open source Bancor Protocol
bringing the total number of active tokens in the Bancor Network to 28!
That means the worlds first decentralized liquidity network now allows
for instant liquidity and on-chain conversion between 28 different
tokens! We’re honored to have the early support of some of the coolest
projects in the industry:
you’re launching a new ERC20 token or have an existing one, contact us
to learn more about the Bancor Protocol for continuous, on-chain
liquidity. [email protected]
last month was focused on overcoming limitations and growing pains in
the Ethereum blockchain, we spent this month giving our Web App a new
look for usability. The new ‘Discover Page’ has been redesigned with a
focus on the tokens in the Bancor Network and seamless conversions. You
can now easily see the price and a 7 day graph of every member in the
network. Additionally, we made the Buy and Sell buttons prominent and
easily accessible from the homepage. We hope this new design enables
users to more efficiently understand and use the network.
Other updates you may have noticed:
New ‘Express Widget’ under the header to easily convert between all tokensLogged in users can select their display currency in $,€ or ETHNew looks for our embeddable Bancor Network widget
a thorough internal and external review process, we are beginning to
formalize the language and documentation around the Bancor Protocol and
Network. Check out this new terminology which you’ll soon see
disseminated throughout the literature and product:
Liquid Tokens — hold
one or more connected tokens, with a combined connector weight of less
than 100% (and usually less than 20%) — This configuration is the most
efficient way for new tokens to connect to the Bancor Network and
benefit from continuous liquidity and unlimited supply without dilution.
These were formerly called simply Smart Tokens.
Proxy Tokens — hold
one connected token with a connector weight of exactly 100% — This
configuration effectively mirrors another token or asset.
Relay Tokens — hold
two connected tokens (BNT and another), with a combined connector
weight of exactly 100% — This configuration allows existing standard
ERC20 tokens to connect to the Bancor Network via BNT as a conversion
conduit. Today, Relay Tokens are uniformly set at 50%/50% weights for
each connector, but in a future upgrade, these will be configurable and
Array Tokens — hold
three or more connected tokens, with a combined connector weight of
exactly 100% — This configuration allows for a blend of a variety tokens
which can have various attributes.
Bancor Protocol whitepaper has been rewritten to reflect new
terminology and also more comprehensive explanations of the Bancor
Formula mechanic, use cases, and more. Let us know what you think!
popular request, we have created a tutorial walking users through
purchasing and converting tokens on the Bancor Network using any Web3
wallet. If you have ANY questions about using our app please go through this tutorial and let us know if you have any questions along the way.
Women’s Day Bounty Contest, March 8
Over $8k was raised in the Charity Stars
blockchain auction and we’re eager to share this with our community. We
are running a special bounty in honor of International Women’s Day that
will reward an inspirational female leader and her nominator.
continue to be one of the best ways for the team to stay up on the
latest, meet other great folks in the industry and spread the word about
the Bancor Network. Next month we’re planning to be at:
Bancor's Galia Benartzi on the role of blockchain - TechChill Galia Benartzi is a serial technology entrepreneur now running Business Development for , a standard for the creation…techchill.co Bancor to power token conversion on Sirin's blockchain smartphone Sirin Labs' is making progress on Finney, a "blockchain smartphone" with a cold storage crypto wallet the company…venturebeat.com Working with women in blockchain The impressive line up this year of ICO projects and blockchain startups have brought a lot of figures to the fore…medium.com The 11 biggest ICO fundraises of 2017 LONDON - 2017 was the year the initial coin offering (ICO) went mainstream. The fundraising method, first pioneered by…uk.businessinsider.com
are heating up as the network begins to take shape, the front-end UX
comes together and the Bancor team grows to increase capacity for what’s
ahead. Some exciting things on horizon include the launch of the Bancor
Wallet, a long list of usability features in the Web App, big
partnership announcements and some very special events coming to a city
near you. Stay tuned to our channels for the latest, and as always,
reach out to us with anything that’s on your mind. We’d love to hear
what you’d love to hear :)
crowdsale was a huge success and an amazing ride for the whole team and
all of those who have become part of our community during this time. We
want to thank you for all the support and share the achievements of the
effort we invested in our Crowdsale campaign.
January 16, we finished a campaign with which InsurePal successfully
raised funds to launch a global blockchain platform based on social
proofing. We are immensely proud to see how much our community has grown
in such a short period of time. Here is a quick recap of our efforts
and everything we`ve achieved so far that helped us to reach the set
goal of $18 million.
InsurePal crowdsale was divided into two distinct phases:
Phase 1: Whitelisting-presale
phase began of 10 December 2017 and was closed on 3 January 2018 at
15:00 UTC. InsurePal sold-out all 70% of tokens available. Due the
immense growth of Ethereum, we have also proportionally refunded our contributors.
Phase 2: Public sale
The public sale began on January 16 on block: 4918135. We sold-out all the tokens available in 5 blocks, accounting for 80 seconds.
During this time, we gathered a staggering number of supporters. Altogether, 23.834 unique users have been whitelisted, of which 18.750
have also successfully passed the KYC verification process. Due the
legislation, members from USA, Canada, China, Singapore and Korea were
not able to participate.
Total transactions: 1023
Total IPL tokens created: 300,000,000 IPL
Total IPL tokens sold: 201,000,000 IPL
On the day of the public sale, InsurePal has generated 300,000,000 IPL tokens which were distributed in the following manner:
67 >#/strong### whitelisting presale + crowdsale
22 >#/strong### IPL for founders and team
6>#/strong### IPL for advisors and ambassadors
3>#/strong### IPL for platform incentives
2>#/strong### IPL for early investors in pre-token
Social media re-cap
is all about the community! In a very limited period of time, our team
was challenged to address and communicate with users from all around the
world. We launched the global digital campaign on 27 November, that is
the very same day the official website https://insurepal.io was also firstly introduced to the public.
response followed which we did not dare to predict, although we
anticipated and hoped for it silently. In only a month and a half, we
touched exceptional number of users from all around the globe and
confirmed that InsurePal is a project that attracts and bridges both
crypto and non-crypto worlds. Here are the numbers!
are proud of what InsurePal achieved so far, but above all, we look to
the future with confidence and enthusiasm. Thank you for believing in
us! Very soon, we will announce first updates and keep you in the loop
on everything our team has been working on since the crowdsale was
NavCoin - Roadmap Follow Up, NavTech Upgrade and Team Expansion Plans
Another exciting week at NavCoin HQ as we prepare to release more information on our 2018 roadmap, upgrade the NavTech Subchain and plan our team expansion.
Roadmap Follow Up
Since the release of the roadmap last week – we’ve seen a lot of excited and positive responses, as well as lots of questions. We understand the need for more information regarding the complex nature of our future projects and rest assured, we hear you and have you covered.
We’ve started writing a series of content that will explain our major NavCoin projects and the Valence Platform in a non-technical way. Covering everything from why we are building Valence, how NavCoin leverages Valence to power our next-gen NAV features, why Valence is different from other blockchain app platforms, and how we strategically plan to grow NavCoin and Valence into industry leading platforms that are widely adopted and used.
There is a lot to communicate and we are going to get started straight away. The first article will be released next week, and the series will continue to be published as it’s ready over the coming months. We will also have the Valence Technical White Paper to share in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for that.
We are continually grateful for the overwhelming interest in our project and are looking forward to sharing the details with the community as we move towards the milestones on our roadmap. We want to ensure that this content helps everyone understand where we’re heading, and gets everyone as excited as we are.
NavTech uses our secondary blockchain – the NavTech Subchain – to store the encrypted data used to fulfill the private payments of NavCoin. We’ve recently upgraded the Subchain to be aligned with the current NavCoin source code and restarted its blockchain. This means it now has all the same modern technological benefits which NavCoin received when we upgraded the NavCoin source code last year. We’ll be putting the servers into maintenance mode over the weekend to roll this new Subchain out for the network. You’ll be able to see the server status on our website as we run the upgrade and we’ll ping out notifications on our social platforms.
Purchasing NAV (and other altcoins) through their platform with USD still incurs quite a lot of fees by their credit card processor. To get a better rate consider purchasing BTC with USD and then trading the BTC for NAV.