Trade.io Trade Token to be listed on HitBTC Exchange

trade.io27 November 2017, Zug, Switzerland, trade.io has announced the launch of its partnership with HitBTC Exchange, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, exceeding upwards of half a billion in daily volume, and operating since 2014.

Having just finished a PRE-ICO period which resulted in well over $10M in funding, trade.io is proud to provide its loyal contributors with this added value partnership, demonstrating the company’s continued intent to cooperate with the highest calibre participants in the blockchain field.

Trade.io will announce shortly when the Trade Token (or TIO, which is how it will be listed on the HitBTC exchange), will start trading. TIO will trade against the counters, Bitcoin (BTC) & Ethereum (ETH)

On the listing, CEO, Jim Preissler commented, “trade.io pledged at a very early stage to Trade Token holders to be listed on a major exchange within 30 days following the ICO. To have the ability to announce a listing on such a respected exchange like HitBTC even before the start of ICO, is very gratifying. We owe all of our success thus far to our amazing trade.io community and am happy to be able to provide this news to them.”

HitBTC CPO Paul Clarkson commented, “It’s no secret that HitBTC is extremely selective in the tokens & coins we list, we have strict criteria and require an extensive amount of due diligence prior to extending an offer. trade.io has proven to be a trusted partner and we are pleased to list TIO, and start a long-term relationship.”

According to icoscanner.io, trade.io is currently the 5th most successful ICO in terms of Ethereum contributions. With PRE-ICO now over, the ICO is due to begin on December 5th.
Find out more by visiting trade.io

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SOLA ICO: Next generation decentralized social platform

Sola is a decentralized social network that spreads users content imitating the viral distribution model and pays them for it. It works on user-hosted distributed nodes, IPFS and Ethereum blockchain.

PRODUCT

The first phase of the project was launched in 2014 under the name “Plague” to research new methods of spreading information. The second phase, called “Sola” (social layer), implements business model and decentralization.

Sola is a mobile-first product with more than 650,000 users (for a comparison, Steemit have 430,000 users) with iOS and Android apps and a desktop web client.

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– Sola doesn’t use the concept of following. It imitates the viral distribution model and spread user’s content among the entire user base depending on neutral AI logic combined with users reactions;
– Solid and stable revenue streams based on advertising, user payments and transaction commissions;
– Sola splits its revenue with users, providing strong financial incentive to use service and create quality content
– Decentralized architecture makes Sola immune to blocking, censorship and keeps costs low.
– Open for 3rd-party developers to improve core service and build external services using Sola architecture, audience, and payment layer powered by SOL, a utility token with a monetary function

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TOKEN SALE

The token sale will be held from November 27 till December 22.

Why this deal is a rare opportunity:

– The product is live and already used by more than 650 000 users;
– The token sale kick-start a monetization model that will accelerate the growth of user base;
– A very reasonable valuation. We have raised a couple of investment rounds from traditional VCs, and we are perfectly aware of pitfalls of the high valuation that leave no space for growth and future funding rounds.
– Because of this, our hard cap is just $5M; as with traditional venture funding, we are ready to grow together with the service and raise later funds demonstrating our progress, contrary to typical “raise as much as you can” model.
– The team consist of 10 people (7 are high-skilled engineers with a background in high-load systems, AI, and decentralized services), most of the team had worked together since 2011 when the company was established to create innovative social technology services, the product was launched late 2014. Our headquarters are in Vilnius, Lithuania. We are audited annually by KPMG.
– We have high-profile venture investors on Board (Igor Matsanuyk, the founding partner of IMI.VC and Gregory Finger, the founding partner of Digital Sky Technologies, both are early investors) and actively involved high-profile advisors on Advisory Board (Mike Brusov, Founder at Cindicator, who have successfully raised $15M with one of the most transparent token sales on the market and Ronny Boesing, the founder of Open Ledger, the world’s first blockchain powered conglomerate).

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The Solution to IoT Payments Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) industry has been growing at a rapid pace as more IoT-enabled devices get released onto the market. IoT has been touted as the next great evolution of technology, often only found in futuristic science fiction films until recently. Imagine all your electronically devices being seamlessly connected and interacting with each other. We’re in the early stages of this technology, and it’s now just starting to become a reality.

However there are a couple critical issues that developers must solve in order to take IoT to the next level: An effective platform for IoT payments combined with IoT security.

HDAC (Hyundai digital asset curency) offers a solution to both these problems. A payment platform for IoT-enabled devices that can operate effectively at scale without human interaction is a necessity for the IoT industry. However, security of the IoT ecosystem is equally as important. If a hacker gains access to your IoT platform, they would then be able to control all of your IoT connected devices: cell phones, computers, appliances, thermostats, vehicles, and finances.

HDAC’s IoT Payment Network

In order for an IoT payment platform to be effective, it’s essential that it be able conduct a high volume of transactions quickly, cheaply, and securely without human intervention. They need to be able to handle machine-to-machine microtransactions as the number of IoT-enabled devices increases and the number of machine-to-machine transactions overshadows the number of human-to-human transactions.

HDAC has a solution specifically designed to meet all these problems through a public-private hybrid blockchain solution which combines the payment guarantees associated with public blockchains with the superior scalability and privacy associated with a private blockchain.

HDAC’s IoT Security Solution

The current solutions to security such a 2FA and biometrics recognition are far from perfect. While the majority of the time biometric recognition does work, it fails far too often for it to be considered a secure solution. Even a small failure rate has massive consequences when such failures occur. A single failure could result in the loss of all of your finances, or a hacker could cause your self-driving car to accelerate uncontrollably causing a crash and even death. HDAC is solving the IoT security problem by creating a permissioned private network. You can read more about it in their white paper.

Rather than building on top of Ethereum or Bitcoin as most companies have been doing, HDAC has come up with their own blockchain that is better suited to meet the needs of the IoT ecosystem. Some of the most notable differentiators of the HDAC platform include a new mining algorithm called ePOW which is a much more cost effective and energy efficient algorithm than POW (Proof-of-work), but which doesn’t resort to POS (Proof-of-stake).

Hyundai BS&C, who is backing and managing HDAC, has already begun building an apartment complex known as the ‘Herriott’ that will fully integrate the HDAC platform. HDAC has a token sale running from November 27th until December 22nd. If you’re interested in getting involved or have questions you can reach them on their telegram channel .

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BM Radar is launching the wallet for BMT tokens

The Business Molodost company announced the release of the beta version of the vault for the BMCHAIN ​​project. The functionality of the solution will be built on the basis of the mobile application BM Radar, an online messenger that is used by more than 25,000 entrepreneurs around the world.

The developers have already presented the preliminary interface of the first version of the “Wallet” section, which will be available for iOS and Android operating systems.

The functionality of the wallet allows you not only to start working with tokens, but also to perform a full cycle of operations, including deposits and transfer between users and their accounts.

Now BM Radar messenger is used by tens of thousands of people around the world. For another 33,000 people who receive BMT on the BM platform the application will be available by the end of November.

The solution itself combines the advantages of a messenger and online banking, the elements of which are planned to be implemented in the future as a system of settlements between companies and buyers. In addition, the user will also be able to view the history of transactions and exchange messages, as well as a database of information and support services.

In the future, the application will include a showcase of special offers in the form of cards with the goods and services which can be bought for BMT tokens.

According to preliminary forecasts of the developers launching their own wallet may optimize the process of popularization of the token among users of the future platform and increase the circulation of the currency itself, since there is currently no single centralized solution that would cover the needs of the token holders.

Experimental testing of the mechanics of the first version of the BMCHAIN ​​platform, which will be released at the end of this year, is now being developed on the BM platform, where users receive tokens for writing posts and voting. The tokens are charged to both content authors and those who vote for the most interesting materials. In total, more than 33,000 active users are involved in the experiment.

The release of the test version of the BMCHAIN ​​platform was decided to be postponed to an earlier time than originally planned, due to the optimization of the development process and the demand of the target audience, as well as the need to popularize the token after entering the exchange.

Implementation of such a large-scale scope of work in a short time and updating to the level of mass consumption became possible due to involvement of the Business Molodost community of many thousands of users with real demand for the creation of a powerful self-developing infrastructure. The purpose of the experiment on the BM site was to find out the viability of the project as a whole, proving the possibility and value of using blockchain by tens of thousands of advanced Internet users. A sufficiently high involvement in the project of people previously unfamiliar with the phenomenon of cryptocurrency, showed that the launch of the platform can be implemented to a wider audience of users, and then to the global market.

Initially, the platform for social interaction BMCHAIN ​​will be built on the basis of the Steem core and later transferred to its own blockchain for the introduction of enhanced functionality of the reputation system.
In the first version of BMCHAIN ​​will be involved two units – a reputation score and BMT token. The user’s reputation will be built on the votes of other participants who vote for the content and is a multiplier of charging tokens and monetizing the utility. In the future, when forming the rating, it is also planned to take into account the activity scale in order to stimulate a constant flow of users and increase the project’s capitalization.

The following versions will be based on a more advanced reputation system, which will create an effective model of interaction between customers and performers. Users will be able to quickly and virtually free to find proven contractors, and consumers – to apply for services to a particular company.

Thanks to the advantages that the environment provides, it will be possible not only to monetize the time shown in the Internet space, but also to make the qualitative construction of business and human relations profitable primarily from the economic point of view.

Users will be able to sell the received tokens on the exchange or use them for purchasing goods or services of BMCHAIN partners, and store and transfer to other users with the help of a new wallet.

It is expected that the BMCHAIN ​​network will involve thousands of partners – restaurants, cafes, shops and companies that provide various services. These companies will accept BMT tokens for full or partial payment for their goods and services. Agree, it’s great to write a couple of good posts about the development of your business, get a few hundred tokens for them and have lunch or take a taxi for free?

Another option on the basis of BM Radar will be an option that allows you to thank other users via connection of phones.

“Our goal is to provide the first sales to the partner network of coffee houses and restaurants using our application completely in the legal field together with the BMCHAIN project. Thus, creating an example of a new loyalty system and an ecosystem of tokens with their use on an everyday basis. Anticipating possible remarks that there are places that accept Bitcoin already, I note that in our case such implementation will have a positive economy for the payer, ” says Alexander Sagoun, the executive director of Business Molodost, a partner company of the BMCHAIN project.

Now the BMCHAIN team is actively preparing to launch the first version of the project, in the public testing of which thousands of people can take part. The source code for the platform will be posted on GitHub in a few weeks.

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Blockchain firm WePower aims to revolutionise green energy trading

wepower logoBlockchain-based energy trading platform WePower aims to connect energy sellers with buyers to facilitate the trading of renewable energy.

The rise of homeowners investing in rooftop solar panels has exploded in recent years with many producing a surplus amount of energy which is then fed back into the national grid. This semi-decentralised approach to energy production not only meant discounted energy bills for those homeowners but also incentivised cleaner energy production.

WePower hopes to take this idea further by making the process more transparent, competitive and highly flexible for both power generators and energy consumers on an individual level.

One way in which they aim to do this is by enabling the trading of unused energy to other buyers across the network in the form of WPR tokens. These tokens will then be tradable and represent one kilowatt per hour of energy.

This approach not only incentivises individuals to get involved with and use cleaner energy but also cuts out centralised energy providers who continually inflate the price. With WePower energy is traded by individuals making the whole process more competitive, resulting in a better deal all round.

Although still in the early stages of development, WePower have already developed a number of renewable energy plants including hydro and solar farms and built up a cache of customers who wish to this electricity. The firm also has 1 gigawatt of capacity lined up with three solar plants in Spain.

Energy experts Nick Martyniuk, Kaspar Kaarlep and Heik-ki Kolk are leading the team of 12 engineers and have previously worked on multiple smart metering implementations across Estonia.

The Blockchain development will be led by Jon Matonis, founding partner of the Bitcoin Foundation and the upcoming token launch will be spearheaded by Eyal Hertzog, co-founder of the Bancor Protocol.

With the rise of blockchain, energy production and usage can now become truely decentralised and accessible giving back control and power to the people. Those involved will have more control of their bills, energy production and the market price.

This “people powered” decentralised approach to energy production and consumption is extremely refreshing, especially given utility companies regularly carry out unfounded price hikes which ultimately leave consumers powerless and at the mercy of their providers. WePower estimates that customers can save at least 17% on energy bills through their energy grid.

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Y Combinator accepts Blockchain firm Quantstamp into the 2018 Winter Class

Tipped to be one of the most exciting Blockchain startups of 2018, Quantstamp is the first security protocol designed to locate bugs and vulnerabilities in Ethereum smart contracts.

Given the growing number of smart contracts issues that are cropping up (DAO, Parity, gas issues etc) the Quantstamp protocol will play a crucial role in bolstering the Ethereum platform and the token ecosystem as a whole.

The protocol will thwart accidental and malicious smart contract abuse as well as identify/ optimise low quality code resulting in safer, more standardised contracts that can be audited, certified and assured.

The Quantstamp team is made up of Blockchain experts and well known advisors who collectively hold over 500 Google Scholar citations. These include advisors like Evan Cheng, Director of Engineering at Facebook.

Quantstamp has been accepted into Y combinator’s 2018 Winter Class and will carry out a three-month funding cycle which is to be held at start of the new year until. Quantstamp team members will also move to San Francisco to work closely with the many experts at Y Combinator to develop the project further.

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CanYa will completely change the world’s $2tn ‘gig economy’.

CanYa will completely change the world’s $2tn ‘gig economy’. CanYa will be a fully decentralised, international platform for people to book and pay (or be paid) for both home and digital services. Want to book a local plumber? Use CanYa. Want to get a graphics designer from overseas for your new website? Use CanYa. By providing a meaningful reason to spend cryptocurrencies in the real world, CanYa will help accelerate the mainstream adoption of crypto.

CanYa already has a working platform with thousands of jobs completed. The road map will move the platform to a completely decentralised ecosystem where payments, governance, storage and eventually compute will all become decentralised. It will become a truly international meritocracy for services that is run entirely by those who use the platform. This has never been done before and will revolutionise the way we book and pay for services.

The CAN token is an ERC20 utility token with three clear use-cases which provides a steady and constant demand for the CAN token. Firstly, users can pay for real-world services in CanYaCoins, which utilises the hedged escrow and is trustless, automated and secure. Secondly, service providers can also promote their profiles each month by purchasing CAN tokens within the platform. Lastly, 20% of all tokens are reserved to economically incentivise users to use and share the platform, such as referral rewards, transaction cash-backs and welcome bonuses.

The ICO will also be rewarding participants who contribute to CanYa’s community through its ‘Dolphin Tier’ – an exclusive invite-only pre-ICO bucket with a 40% bonus. Basically, we want to reward the community who believe in the project and have helped us spread the word about CanYa. Only people who help the CanYa ICO will be invited. See more details here: https://goo.gl/JhYRGW

Those who receive an invitation to the Dolphin Tier will be rewarded with an exclusive 40% CanYaCoin bonus and the best responses will win a CanYa Ledger Nano S—there are five to be won every week. The 50 most effective contributors will also receive a limited edition Founders Series coin.

Dolphin Tier

 

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Herotoken.IO – The Future of Banking in SE Asia

There are an estimated two (2) billion people in the world who remain unbanked and underbanked. That’s roughly a quarter of the entire planet’s population who have little to no direct access to financial services most commonly found in banks and formal lending institutions.

Financial exclusion refers to the inability of individuals or communities to gain access to the formal financial services provided by banks and financial institutions. This results in a lack of affordable and accessible credit to the masses. In Southeast Asia, approximately only twenty-seven (27%) of the entire region are financially included, leaving the rest with little to no defense in times of economic crises.

WHAT IS HEROTOKEN.IO?

Hero will build a blockchain-based credit algorithm and lending platform called the Hero Capital Market Platform. This platform will facilitate the participation of borrowers, lenders, originators, servicers, legal counsel, vulture investors, payment providers, and rating providers to promote the Hero Vision of promoting financial inclusion, transparency, and efficiency in capital markets across Southeast Asia.

Hero will be launching its own cryptocurrency coin called Hero Origen Token built as an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain and is identified through the ticker symbol HERO. The tokens will provide membership and access to the Platform and is not a security or a financial instrument under the laws of Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands. It will be a Blockchain based collaborative platform to enable securitization of financial products as token issues from borrowers in Southeast Asian markets to investors globally.

Holders of 200 Hero Origen Tokens will be provided with the following perpetual benefits which won’t be made available to future holders:

  1. Preferential access to opportunities to provide credit and equity financing to individuals and businesses in emerging markets to earn risk adjusted market returns;
  2. Pro-rata right of first offering on funding opportunities on the Hero Capital Market Platform.

WHO IS BEHIND HERO?

The award winning organization behind HERO started operating in the Philippines in 2015 as PawnHero, offering collateralized loans using an online platform, and since then has been helping thousands of Filipinos obtain access to affordable credit.

PawnHero already has a central bank license, a working product and thousands of customers, but taking the industry to the next level requires more capital to scale its impact. By issuing Hero tokens, token holders will benefit from PawnHero’s future success.

ABOUT THE TOKEN SALE

HERO will conduct a ‘presale’ which allows early investors to buy tokens prior to the actual token sale and receive bonuses in return for a minimum amount of contribution. During the pre-sale, Hero will offer 80% of all tokens to be created for purchase by the public in the Hero Initial Coin Offering under the ticker symbol Hero. The remaining 20% of all Hero tokens will be distributed to early believers, advisors and founders.

Hero is poised to disrupt the lending industry and help those who financial help the most. The future of lending belongs on the blockchain and Hero is the future of banking in Southeast Asia.

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With Blockchain, Connectius Will Increase Trust in Online Retail Platforms

The ICO for Connectius, a project that intends to change the e-commerce world, will continue through December 20.

In 2016 approximately 8% of e-commerce revenue was lost to fraudulent activity, and almost 40% of all attempted transactions did not result in purchases. As a result, members of the industry are forced to spend at least 5% of their revenue on ensuring their own financial security and defending themselves from malicious consumer activity.

“The e-commerce market is quite dynamic, and the existing problems force business founders to stomach significant losses,” says Aleksey Nosikov, Connectius cofounder and CAO, a real estate investor and founder of several companies. “As direct participants in the industry, we decided to offer the market effective blockchain-based solutions.”

Connectius is a blockchain-based SaaS platform for e-commerce that can be integrated into any retail platform. Three types of users interact in the Connectius ecosystem: consumers of goods and services, who place orders within the system; suppliers, who provide these goods and services; and arbitrators, who resolve complicated situations between other users. Connectius increases transaction transparency, decreases losses for all system participants from buyers acting in bad faith during chargebacks and cardless transactions, lowers the risk of misuse of client data, and creates a rating system that increases trust in retail platforms and makes them more appealing to users.

The idea for the project was hatched in 2016 by a group of blockchain enthusiasts. The first Connectius-based mobile app, Connectius Experts, has already been developed. Using geolocation and smart matching, the app compiles a list for the user of sellers ready to offer the service they need. The beta version of the app will be released in December of this year. The final integration of all the products will take place in the first half of 2019.

Funds for further development of the project are being raised through an ICO. The plan is to raise $31 million.

“We are looking to launch the project very quickly, which is why a crowdsale is what will allow us to effectively solve this problem. In addition, tokenization is a completely natural process for our ecosystem, where tokens are the universal means for all transactions,” says Vasily Kozlov, blockchain enthusiast and Conncectius founder and CEO.

ICO participants will be able to use tokens to purchase specific goods and services from suppliers participating in the system. The cost of goods and services will be given in US dollars, which will be instantaneously converted into tokens by an external service. The Connectius Token (CNT) will be used as a means of value exchange for payment not just within the system, but also in apps based on the Connectius platform.

Before November 15 tokens can be purchased at a 15% discount, and through November 20 the discount will be 10%.

Company website: https://www.connectius.com

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AML BitCoin Signals Serious Progress in Talks with Estonian and Slovenian Government Representatives

This week, Marcus Andrade, the creator of the revolutionary new digital currency AML BitCoin and CEO of NAC Foundation, held meetings with Slovenian and Estonian officials to discuss the potential uses and advantages his patent-pending blockchain-based platform offers their respective governments.

The negotiations in Estonia coincided with the EU Digital Summit held in Tallinn. According to Andrade, he had very encouraging conversations with the Estonian e-Residency team; their county has been contemplating issuing its own digital currency, the ESTcoin.

The talks, which involved numerous Estonian lawmakers, including Kalle Palling, a key Parliamentarian pushing the digital commerce agenda, also touched on the intense interest several countries’ governments expressed with regards to working with AML BitCoin, which they see as the solution to original bitcoin’s vulnerabilities and security issues.

“Unlike the original bitcoin, AML BitCoin is designed to address anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) issues. We developed AML BitCoin to meet the most stringent banking safety and security regulations, which makes our digital currency ideal for mainstream market, right alongside traditional payment options,” said Andrade.

Marek Pajussar, a representative of the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority, indicated his agency’s awareness of and strong interest in AML BitCoin’s AML and KYC features.

In Slovenia, Andrade met with Boris Koprivnikar, the Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration. Minister Koprivnikar expressed his support of blockchain as the technology of the future and asked Andrade about the potential for a wider application of AML BitCoin’s identification capabilities. Minister Koprivnikar is a strong advocate of innovations in public administration.

“AML BitCoin offers a unique set of user identification advantages. We developed sophisticated verification methods, which include patent-pending biometric digital identification. This our proprietary technology – something no other digital currency or financial technology platform can boast. This makes our solution ideally suited to be used by governments wishing to digitize their services while also protecting the identity of their users,” explained Andrade.

The meeting with Minister Koprivnikar was very productive, with Minister confirming his agency’s optimism about the new currency. Mr. Andrade also met with key Slovenian lawmakers, including Deputy Matej Tonin, one of the representatives lobbying for cyber security regulation, who questioned Andrade about other governments’ approaches to regulating blockchain and digital currencies.

“Several countries have recently expressed their opposition to anonymous digital and cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, because they believe that their inherent anonymity opens the door into otherwise secure financial systems to criminals and terrorists. The U.S. Congress is currently debating the legislation to ban the use of anonymous, non-AML compliant cryptocurrencies by U.S. businesses,” offered Andrade.

The meetings concluded with Andrade and his counterparts from Estonia and Slovenia – two countries on the forefront of the European Union’s technology explorations – expressing their interest in future collaboration. NAC Foundation is hopeful that these two countries will decide to join other national governments in introducing the safe and secure AML BitCoin in their financial systems.

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