Cryptocurrency online casino 1xBit launches its first branded casino table

One of the biggest cryptocurrency casinos on the market 1xBit has announced the launch of its first dedicated branded table, which was developed in partnership with the world’s leading video-streamed Live Dealer gaming – Evolution. This Live Blackjack table is available to the customers 24/7, engaging with online players just as if they were in a real casino.
The launch of the branded table by a well-known casino operator proves that 1xBit is a serious and reliable casino platform. Since 2016, the company has always tried to stand out of other bitcoin gambling websites. It was a pioneer in accepting not only Bitcoin but also the most popular altcoins and the number of supported coins still keeps raising. This casino has remained to be cryptocurrency-oriented, while most of the competitors became so-called hybrid casinos, accepting cryptos as well as traditional payment methods like Visa, PayPal, that lead to strict regulations imposed on the clients.
Because of a sharp increase in demand from operators for branded tables, Evolution’s dedicated environment gives the opportunity to customize the Live Casino table and create unique offerings, tailored to specific markets. Thus, 1xBit has announced a new regular promotion “Blackjack on Thursdays”.
“Blackjack on Thursdays” is a weekly promotion with simple and easy-to-follow rules. To take part in the tournament a user has to register at and play exclusive Bit BlackJack. For every 5 mBTC wagered the participant will get one point. Three participants who accumulate 150 points first will win the following prizes: 1st place – 150 m BTC, 2nd place – 100 m BTC and 3rd place – 50 m BTC.
Among other things, 1xBit suggests a wide range of slots from over a hundred providers for every taste to fit. Don’t miss a chance to play live casinos and take part in live dealers or special casinos promotions and get incredible bonuses.
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BitMart Announces Partnership with Paxful, Moves to Enter the Peer-to-Peer Financial Revolution

BitMart Exchange, a premier global digital asset trading platform, recently announced their partnership with Paxful. By integrating a global peer-to-peer payment logistics platform, BitMart aims to join the fast-growing peer-to-peer financial revolution.
Paxful is one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, allowing direct bitcoin transactions to be made from user to user, which eliminates the need for third-party interactions. The platform offers more than 300 ways to pay for purchasing digital assets and every user gets a free digital wallet that lets them send, receive, and store bitcoin. By creating a simple, fair, and secure platform for buying and selling bitcoin, Paxful aims to bring financial inclusion to the underbanked and unbanked through peer-to-peer finance.
Ray Youssef, the CEO and co-founder of Paxful stated:
“We’re excited to integrate with BitMart in efforts to bring more trading options to emerging markets. It has always been our mission to provide financial freedom worldwide and we see this as the next big step in the financial revolution.”
BitMart is the first pioneer exchange that enters the peer-to-peer financial ecosystem. With this partnership, investors will now have direct access to multiple payment approaches including bank transfers, gift cards, debit/credit cards, and cash deposits.
Features such as zero-cost listing fees and monetarily-backed ratings give room for Paxful technology to serve a vital role in facilitating seamless and rapid transactions throughout the entire platform.
Talking about BitMart’s offerings, Sheldon Xia the Founder & CEO of BitMart said:
“BitMart’s mission is to offer convenient financial service in the crypto market. We’ve opened credit/debit card deposit service last year with the EU authorized financial institution – Simplex. By offering users with more payment options, BitMart aims to lower the barriers to entry for new adopters of digital currency investment.”
About BitMart
BitMart Exchange is a premier global digital asset trading platform in the cryptocurrency market with over 600,000 users worldwide and ranks among the top 5 crypto exchanges on CoinMarketCap. BitMart currently offers 182 trading pairs with one of the relatively low trading fees in the market.
To learn more about BitMart, visit their Website, Twitter or join their Telegram.
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Co-Founder of Newly Launched ZBX Exchange Speaking at Stockholm Blockchain Forum

Sweden and the Nordics is home to an innovative start-up environment with a strong blockchain and crypto community. The Stockholm Blockchain Forum taking place on April 11th has now confirmed the presence of Jimmy Zhao from the recently launched crypto exchange ZBX to speak at the event. Although headquartered in Malta, ZBX is one of the few exchanges with a presence in Stockholm.
On the 11th of April, Techbook is organizing the first Stockholm Blockchain Forum at the Stockholm International Affairs in Älvsjö. The event is bringing together blockchain experts from across the globe to network, forge new business relationships and educate traditional industries on how to implement blockchain technologies. The event is designed along the lines of an online forum brought into a physical space, a concept championed by the former CEO of Optimizer Invest, Carla Maree Vella.
Emphasizing on establishing two-way communication at the event, Carla Maree Vella states:
“What we are trying to do is to play a bit on the word ‘forum’. As we know in the world of the interwebs, a forum is where people communicate and share information and thoughts. A lot of the conferences I visited last year were very much one-way communication-style. The idea here is to be able to not only to listen to panels and keynotes, but to strategically involve delegates in the discussions through structured networking events and specialised exercises to pull questions out of the audience and have an expert panel discuss those topics.”
The Stockholm Blockchain Forum is now announcing that Jimmy Zhao, Co-Founder and CMO of the recently launched cryptocurrency exchange ZBX will be speaking at the forum. ZBX, along with BTCX, is one of the few cryptocurrency exchanges with an office in Stockholm. Headquartered out of Malta, ZBX is also one among the first exchanges with plans on applying for a license to list Security Token Offerings (STOs).
Commenting upon his participation at the Stockholm Blockchain Forum, Jimmy Zhao said:
“I am delighted to join the stage at the Stockholm Blockchain Forum to delve deep into the complexities of the current market for cryptocurrency exchanges. Being based out of Stockholm myself, I hope to see many international guests joining us in this Nordic hub of innovation to partake in this forum.”
The speaker line-up also includes prominent names such as Cherie Aimée, ranked as the sixth most influential woman in blockchain across the globe; Christian Ander, the Founder of BTCX and the initiator of the Swedish Riksbank digital currency project E-krona; Henrik Hjelte, Co-Founder at ChromaWay which is collaborating with the Swedish government to put property ownership registries on a blockchain; Aurore Belfrage, tech entrepreneur, political advisor and investor; as well as Frank Schuil at Safello, Sebastian Markowsky at GP Bullhound, On Yavin at Cointelligence, and Raoul Stubbe at Single Technologies among others.
The agenda of the one-day conference features the topics Regulation, DAOs and Decentralized Governance, Banking and Blockchain, Centralised vs Decentralized Exchanges, Investing in Blockchain, Blockchain Applied to Business as well as a number of Thought Leader interviews.
Companies are also welcome to present their own case study of a successful blockchain implementation during a one-hour session. The eve before the event is cordially inaugurated with a sponsored C-level dinner organized by the strategic partner Malta AI & Blockchain Summit.
Delegates are expected to learn how blockchain can be implemented into particular business cases, in what ways it can be used to enhance customer and supplier relationships, ROI and operational efficiency, as well as the current status of the technology, regulation, feasibility of adoption and integration requirements.
The Stockholm Blockchain Forum is a must-go for anyone who wishes to dive deeper into the actual use cases of blockchain and network with C-Suite professionals as well as some of the most innovative start-ups in the field.
You can find all the information about the event here.
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World Blockchain STO Summit: 29 – 30 April 2019, Dubai, UAE

A crypto token that passes the Howey Test is deemed a security token. These usually derive their value from an external, tradable asset. Because the tokens are deemed security, they are subject to federal securities and regulations. If all the regulations are properly met, then these tokens have immensely powerful use-cases.
Security and asset-backed tokens appear to be one of the prominent points on interest in the emerging cryptocurrency landscape. Such is the popularity of the sector that some experts predict that security tokens could become a multitrillion-dollar market within the next decade.
With regulatory bodies coming down hard on initial coin offerings (ICOs), security token offerings (STO) represent a worthy alternative. Companies like Coinbase and Nasdaq are reportedly making forays into the STO arena.
STOs have the potential to overcome several of the drawbacks to ICOs, including the regulatory uncertainty. Because security tokens represent a claim to an asset, such as equity, investors have a degree of reassurance that, in the event of the project faltering, they will have legal redress. This contrasts with utility tokens, which are sold on the understanding that they may be worth nothing and that holders have zero claim to any sort of assets.
We are extremely pleased to announce that we will be hosting the “World Blockchain STO Summit” in Dubai on 29-30 April 2019, bringing together the greatest world-class Blockchain Technology pioneers, STO experts, providers of solutions which will resonate with everyone that attend in order to allow them to explore the first-hand potential of security token offerings through the uses of Blockchain technology. The Summit will help attendees understand this innovative concept, and to bring projects in this space to mainstream. Moreover, there will also be a strong focus on educating organizations on the value the blockchain & STO can bring to the table.
Why Exhibit/ Sponsor

Showcase your innovations to a highly targeted audience
Meet top influencers and thought leaders
Engage in high-value partnerships with global institutions looking to enter emerging markets
Build partnerships and alliances and understand cutting edge innovative technologies, which will define and drive the future of the industry
Increase awareness of your company and attract new business. Network in informal surroundings to ensure lasting relationships
Ensure decision makers have hands-on first experience for your products/Services
Enhance visibility of your brand in front of global leaders in Blockchain & Fintech

World Blockchain STO Summit offers an incomparable platform to connect with industry experts, get your business done and position your company for future success. Attending the event will help you to:

Broaden your exposure in the marketplace and create a positive impression on as many people in your business community as possible
Identify those who might be prospects for your products or services.
Build relationships with those who offer products or services that might be of value to you or your clients
Build partnerships and alliances and understand cutting edge innovative technologies, which will define and drive the future of the industry
Build relationships with those who might become referrals or strategic partners
Build relationships with those who are influential in your business community
Build relationships with those who might provide business counsel or become advisors or mentors
Build relationships with those who can further your career

$349 [VIP Pass]

Invite to Gala Dinner
Priority Seating
Conference Ticket
Complimentary Coffee & Luncheon
Printed Materials
Access to Networking Event

$249  [Gold Pass]

Normal seating
Conference Ticket
Luncheon &Coffee
Printed Materials
Access to Networking Event

For inquiries related to this event, please visit Gulf Xellence
Exhibiting/ Administration/ Media: Muzamil Ahmed
Phone: +91 9620304906 or +91 8884113131
Email : Address 1 and address 2
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CryptoCompare Publishes Monthly Exchange Review for January 2019

London, 19 February 2019: CryptoCompare, the global cryptocurrency market data provider, today published its January 2019 Exchange Review, offering institutional and retail investors insights into the cryptocurrency exchange industry.
The January Monthly Review provides an overview of the current exchange landscape as well as a monthly evaluation of how spot volumes vs futures volumes have developed historically, including both crypto exchanges [BitMEX and BitflyerFX] and traditional exchanges [CBOE and CME]. The review also focuses on how volumes have developed historically for the top trans-fee mining and decentralized exchanges.
In January, we continue to see positive signs of a maturation of the crypto markets, with the news that CoinFlex will launch physically-settled bitcoin futures in February; Bittrex introducing an OTC trading desk, supporting 200 digital assets; Binance supporting fiat pair trading across 58 jurisdictions; Komid Exchange managers are sent to prison for faking volumes; and news that the VanEck-SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal was re-submitted by CBOE.
The complete December Exchange Review can be found here.
Highlights include:

Top Exchange Volumes — ZB was the top exchange by total volume in January, followed by Binance and OKEX. The total volume for ZB in January was 19.6 billion USD, a 6.2% increase from December. The total volumes for Binance and OKEX fell 15% and 19.4% respectively in January.
Trans-Fee Mining Exchanges — CoinBene was the largest TFM exchange in January, followed by ZBG and EXX. CoinBene traded 10 billion USD in total volume in January, down 3.2% since December. ZBG traded 6 billion USD and EXX traded 5.5 billion USD, up 18 and 20% since December respectively.
Decentralized Exchanges — Ethermium was the largest DEX in January, followed by WavesDEX and OpenLedger. DEXs continue to represent only a small fraction of global spot exchange volume (0.19%), trading a monthly total of 385 million USD.
Predominant Fee Type — Exchanges that charge taker fees represented 84% of total exchange volume in January, while those that implement trans-fee mining [TFM] represent 15%. Fee-charging exchanges traded a total of 141 billion USD in January, while those that implement TFM traded 25 billion USD. The remaining volume represented trading by exchanges that charge no trading fees, totaling 2.8 billion USD.
Futures Trading — The proportion of futures trading volume decreased from 28% in December to 24% in January. BitFlyerFX traded the highest amount of BTC futures volume in January with a daily average transactional value of 1.13 billion USD [down 23% since December), followed by BitMEX perpetual futures at 665 million USD (down 41% since December]. Futures products from traditionally regulated exchanges [CME and CBOE] represented 11.7% of the Bitcoin to USD futures market in January, up from 6.36% in December.
Fiat Capabilities — Monthly trading volume from exchanges that offer fiat pairs decreased by 26.5% in January to 37.5 billion USD, while crypto to crypto exchange volume decreased by 7.2% to 132 billion USD. Following this large decline in volume from exchanges that offer fiat trading pairs, in January they represented 22% of total spot volume, down from 26% in December.
Bitcoin to Fiat Volumes — In January, 48% of Bitcoin trading into fiat was made up of the US Dollar [1.47 million BTC], down from 57% in December. BTC trading into JPY decreased less [-24%] than that traded into USD [-49%] and EUR [-37%] since December. The USD, JPY, and EUR made up 90% of total trading from Bitcoin into fiat in the previous month and remained dominance in January at 89% of fiat volume.
Bitcoin to Stablecoin Volumes — Bitcoin trading into USDT represented 65% of trading into stablecoins and fiat coins in January, up from the 63.7% seen in December. USDT, PAX, USDC, and GUSD represent the most popular stablecoins in terms of Bitcoin trading volume. BTC trading into PAX increased 66% in January at 114,000 BTC in total; however, USDT still represents that majority at 5.9 million BTC.

Charles Hayter, CEO of CryptoCompare, said:
“Despite market activity slowing, we are seeing increasing signs of a maturing crypto market, given that exchanges are setting up OTC trading desks, derivatives, and index products. We continue to focus our efforts on providing retail and institutional investors with accurate data that they can trust as the basis for their investment decisions.”
The Methodology: CryptoCompare’s Monthly Exchange Review evaluates the consistency and quality of exchange data, which is incorporated into CryptoCompare’s real-time Aggregate Index Methodology (the CCCAGG), used to calculate the best price estimation of cryptocurrency pairs traded across global exchanges. It aggregates transactional data from more than 70 exchanges using a 24-hour volume weighted average for every cryptocurrency pair. Constituent CCCAGG exchanges are reviewed and amended each month to ensure that the most representative and reliable market data is used in CCCAGG pair pricing calculations.
Media contacts
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About CryptoCompare
CryptoCompare is the global cryptocurrency market data aggregator, providing retail and institutional investors with the real-time, high-quality and reliable market and pricing data on 5,000+ coins and 200,000+ currency pairs globally, bridging the gap between the crypto asset and traditional financial markets.
By aggregating and analyzing tick data from globally recognized exchanges and seamlessly integrating different datasets in the cryptocurrency price, CryptoCompare provides a comprehensive overview of the market and a fundamental value matrix. At a granular level, CryptoCompare produces cryptocurrency trade data, order book data, block explorer data, and social data, taxonomy reports and a suite of cryptocurrency indices.
Acting as a gatekeeper for reliable, accurate and clean data, that can be trusted as the basis for investment decisions, CryptoCompare adheres to rigorous standards to safeguard data integrity, normalizing global data sources to ensure consistency and confidence in the market.
For more information, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter @CryptoCompare.
Notes to editors:
Data methodology: how do we assess exchange data?
We assess exchanges on the basis of spot 24-hour volume and pricing data. The current process operates as follows: for each exchange, the 24-hour volume and price of every live trading pair are recorded. Each pair volume is compared to the total market volume for that specific pair and assigned a market share ranking. Pricing for each pair is then compared to that of the CCCAGG pair, and a percentage price difference is calculated. Finally, a 24-hour volume weighted % price difference per pair is calculated to produce a figure for how close the overall exchange pricing differences are to that of the CCCAGG.
As a general guideline, CryptoCompare assumes that exchanges with an overall percentage pricing difference of under 10% are within acceptable boundaries. The reasons for pricing differences across exchanges may be related to a number of factors that include exchange fees, jurisdiction, tax considerations among a series of other factors. It is however, the first indicator of acceptability within the CCCAGG exchange list.
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Cocos-BCX, Loom Network and Tron trifecta aiming to change the crypto space for the better

The blockchain technology and cryptocurrency space has always been regarded as revolutionary. Due to the numerous benefits it offers, even top industry players are now looking into its use-cases. One of the key sectors blockchain has proved itself to be beneficial is the gaming sector.
In fact, the gaming sector is speculated to be blockchain’s “killer app,” the catalyst for its mass adoption. Presently, the notable players in the space are TRON, Loom Network, and Cocos-BCX. Recently, United Labs of Blockchain Technology based in China did an analysis of the three leading projects in the space.
Loom Network
It is the second layer scaling solution for Ethereum [ETH], the second largest cryptocurrency in the space and the leading smart contract platform. This scaling solution enables DApps with large transaction volumes to scale to millions of users. More so, Loom achieves this without causing major congestion on the Ethereum blockchain.
The primary product of the Loom network is SDK. It enables developers to build blockchains without the need of understanding its mechanisms. The key feature of Loom SDK is the generation of DApp chain, a Layer 2 blockchain that uses Ethereum blockchain as its base layer. It is an application-specific chain that functions parallel to the Ethereum’s main chain. Here, the rule can be customized based on the use-case of the application, whereas the security is entrusted to the mainchain’s consensus algorithm.
Loom Network currently has three sidechains namely,


PlasmaChain is a revamp of ZombieChain and is considered to be the most important chain among the three. The chain was rebranded as it was going to be the center-point for token transactions that are linked to Ethereum via Plasma Cash. In simple terms, PlasmaChain is a built-in decentralized exchange that acts as a bridge to Ethereum mainchain and other sidechains, thereby enabling faster and cheaper transactions.
Plasma Cash, on the other hand, is the scaling solution proposed by Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, and Joseph Poon, the co-creator of Lightning Network. The solution is basically adding a layer of smart contract that interacts with the main chain. This is done in order to decrease the transaction fees associated with smart contract and developer applications.
Features of PlasmaChain

In order to support ETH, ETC20 and ERC71 token transactions, Plasma Chain is linked to the mainnet
Has it own built-in decentralized exchange
Allows payments of fees in Ethereum and Loom token
Will enable BTC payments in the future
Will link Plasma Cash to Layer 3 chains, with PlasmaChain as the main chain

Plasma Chain architecture | Source: Loom Network
Much to users’ delight, Loom network and Cocos-SDK have partnered up with each other in order to integrate Cocos-SDK in Loom DApp development environment. This basically means that the Loom network would be releasing a developer application chain support for the gaming platform.
Tron is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the space, currently the eighth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Tron is also one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems around the world, aiming to surpass Ethereum in the next few months. Unlike Ethereum’s Proof-of-Work [PoW] consensus mechanism, Tron chose Delegated Proof-of-Stake [DPoS] consensus mechanism, which supports smart contracts.
The platform strives towards building a “free, global digital content entertainment system with distributed storage technology and allows easy and cost-effective sharing of digital content”. The key features of Tron are high-throughput, high-reliability, and high-scalability, all of which focus on supporting developer applications.
More so, Tron fundamentally has three main layers:

Application Layer
Core Layer
Storage Layer

These layers are further divided into different levels based on their features. Storage Layer comprises of block storage and state storage, Core Layer comprises of Tron Virtual Machine [TVM] and TVM compatibility with Ethereum Virtual Machine [EVM], and Application Layer comprises of DApps and wallets.
Additionally, Tron protocol is well-known because of Protobuf, a protocol that is used to generate code, and which supports multi-language extension. The languages supported on Tron include JAVA, Scala, C++, Python and Go. This enables clients to develop applications in an easier way by unifying the API definitions. It also paves the path for optimized transfer of data.
According to the report, Tron will be collaborating with Cocos-BCX in order to enable cross platform digital asset circulation. The collaboration will ensure the integration of fungible token standard of Tron and CoCos-BCX.
Cocos-BCX is one of the most popular end to end solutions for decentralized game development. The core features of the platform are the game engine, development environment, and its own blockchain. Cocos-BCX, similar to Tron, makes use of Delegated Proof-of-Stake [DPoS] consensus mechanism, thereby ensuring high-throughput, speedy confirmation, community incentive and low resource consumption.
The platform aims to build a “complete run-time environment with multi-game system compatibility,” thereby creating a convenient and perfect ecosystem environment for the development of games on the blockchain. More so, Cocos-BCX also aspires to “bring users new game experience and unprecedented game forms”, wherein users will have complete control over game assets and environment, thereby ensuring fairness and transparency.
Cocos-BCX architecture is divided into four layers,

Application Layer
Runtime Layer
Contract Layer
Blockchain infrastructure Layer

Cocos-BCX architecture | Source: Cocos-BCX
The platform’s Contract VM is noted for using Lua 5.3-based language as it is compatible with most of the library functions and standard Lua syntax. Moreover, the platform will soon provide support for JavaScript as it is the most preferred language by Web game developers.
The key-features of Cocos-BCX are,

Multi-device adaptability and Inter-operable interface
Inter-blockchain exchange converts fungible and non-fungible tokens which have different data structure and standards
Improved DPoS consensus mechanism
Enables execution of smart contracts across blocks
Improved data transmission and high-performance VM solution

The most popular products and protocols of Cocos-BCX are,

Cocos, based on GrapheneTM framework – Max theoretical throughput: 100,000 TPS; tested: 3500 TPS with 3 seconds block intervals
In order to support multiple blockchain systems, Cocos-BCX has its operating system and integrated development environment
It also has distinct protocols for exchange, customization, and universal asset creation

Comparison between Loom Network, Tron, and Cocos-BCX:

Loom Network

System Layer

Consensus Mechanism

High-throughput support
Each DApp has its own sidechain system, wherein the throughput can be adjusted in accordance to node configuration
Enabled with its DPoS mechanism and lower block generation period
Improved DPoS mechanism and lower block generation period ensure high throughput performance, thereby shortening the redundant computing process in the transaction

High-response support
Latency of transaction response <1s
Latency of transaction response <3s
General transaction response latency <1s. Special latency of transaction <50ms

Business Logic

Randomness support
External source randomness input & Double-blind randomness input
External source randomness input & Double-blind randomness input
External source randomness input, Double-blind randomness input and Internal source randomness input

Transaction atomic merges
Implement atomic operations with combined transactions defined by contract
Implement atomic operations with combined transactions defined by contract
Implement atomic operations with combined transactions defined by contract; combined OPs into one transaction in the form of OP group

Digital Assets

Homogenous Assets

Homogenous Assets Support
Under ERC20
Under TRC10 and ERC20
Under Graphene framework standard

Smart [pegging] Digital Assets Support

Non-Homogenous Assets

On-chain business use; Circulation with Ethereum system
On-chain business use
On-chain business use; On-chain cross-business use without interfering mutual business data; Circulation with Ethereum and EOS networks; Circulation with networks such as TRON, ONT, NEO, etc.

ERC721x non- homogenous assets standard
Ethereum alike non- homogeneous assets standards
BCX-NHAS-1808 Standard; NVAS-1809 Non- Homogenous Assets Standard

Complex business model support
Support models such as collateralization, lease, pawn etc.

Despite all these features, the report states that there are problems that are inevitable in terms of transaction-level cross-chain docking in blockchain system. Since the security of blockchain is highly dependent on a series of authorization design and complex signature technology, there will be problems with verification, identification, and authorization during the interaction between the main chain and the sidechain.
The report reads, “The interoperability and security become two contradictory issues for the two chain systems. To maintain the existing security mechanism of the blockchain system, it will require various verification modes such as multi-signature, and proposals/voting etc., which will significantly lower the performance [1~3 min/transaction].”
Nonetheless, the three projects are working towards providing the best and the safest platform for developers. In the current scenario, Cocos-BCX seems to be leading the way as it not only provides improved features but is also playing a major role in the adoption of cryptocurrency and the blockchain space.
The platform has formed strategic partnerships with other leading projects in the cryptocurrency space, such as Binance, Nebulas, Loom, Slow mist, HelloEOS, OK Blockchain Capital, and NGC. This indicates that the horizon regarding the cryptocurrency sphere could be on the bright side of development.
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World Leading Crypto Exchange Bibox Launches Perpetual Contract Trading with No Funding Rate

Bibox, the world-leading AI-enhanced, encrypted digital asset exchange, announced the upcoming launch of perpetual contract trading for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) in a statement published on their blog. Bibox will hold an online trading contest from February 18 to March 4, inviting users to experience the new product. Perpetual contracts will be priced in Tether (USDT). According to the statement, no transaction fees will be charged during the contest.
A perpetual contract is a derivative product that is similar to a traditional futures contract but has no expiry or settlement and mimics a margin-based spot market, which trades close to the underlying reference index price. Perpetual contracts enable traders to use greater leverage options.
Bibox Enhances Derivatives Ecosystem
Perpetual contracts are only the latest addition to Bibox’s derivates ecosystem. The company issued BIX-denominated bonds for both institutional and retail investors on November 22, 2018, which sold out within 24 hours.
According to Bibox Co-founder Aries Wang,
“not only is the roll-out of perpetual contracts a significant addition to Bibox’s derivatives offering, but also a promise that we will continue creating a transparent, secure and user-friendly trading environment for our users.”
Bibox perpetual contracts also provide more flexible leverage options, allowing users to buy or sell with a leverage of up to 50x. For instance, users that want to trade 100 BTC/USDT contracts (the face value of one contract is 0.01BTC), with leverage of 25x and given an index price of 3000USDT, the user will need a margin of 120USDT, while a margin of only 60USDT is needed with a 50x leverage. Flexible leverage provides users with the ability to speculate for greater potential returns in line with their risk preference.
One thing worth noting is that, unlike the existing contract trading platform, Bibox perpetual contract does not charge the funding rate from buyers or sellers.
Zero Transaction Fees to Celebrate the Perpetual Contract Trading Launch
Bibox has announced a range of incentives for traders that will participate in the launch. First, users will not be charged any transaction fees for the contract trading during the contest period. Second, Bibox sets 1,000 places for the contest, users who deposit more than 100USDT and trade accumulatively up to 25BTC or 740 ETH of the contract face value will be awarded as experience officers and eligible to receive an exclusive10-60USDT reward. Third, the top 30 perpetual contract traders by earnings will be rewarded, that is, 1BTC for the champion, 50USDT for each of the remaining 29 users.
About Bibox
Bibox is an AI-enhanced and encrypted top 10 digital asset exchange with a daily trading volume of around $300 million. The Estonia-registered company also has operation centers in the US, Switzerland, Canada, China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Vietnam, with plans to expand to more countries. Bibox traders enjoy secure, stable, and user-friendly digital assets management services, with access to over 100 high-quality coins and over 200 trading pairs.
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Paris Blockchain Week Summit, the first international conference held in France dedicated to the professionals of blockchain and crypto-assets

A few weeks after the PACTE law, which will regulate the crypto-asset industry in France, is voted, the Paris Blockchain Week Summit will gather 3,000 French and international professionals of the industry. The summit will be the flagship event of the Paris Blockchain Week.
The goal of the Paris Blockchain Week Summit is to showcase the French regulatory framework and ecosystem in order to:

Nurture vocations and foster the development of the blockchain scene in France and in Europe
Encourage the best international blockchain projects to set up their activities in France and in Europe

Organized by the French Digital Asset Association Woorton, Chain Accelerator, Datalents and Havas Blockchain, the event will take place in Station F and will be opened by Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance.
The Paris Blockchain Week Summit will be an exclusive opportunity to show Paris as the European capital of blockchain and crypto-asset fundraising. Broadly speaking, this event will give the chance to gather the French and international tech ecosystem around these topics which are still undervalued in Europe and for which we are proud to be among the first movers. », explains Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tech.
During two days, on the main stage, renowned speakers from the most prominent international blockchain and crypto-asset organizations will present the latest advances in the industry and their sentiment on three main topics: Technology, Regulation and Investment.
Among the topics addressed:


Governance: the path to actual decentralization
Public and private keys management
Proof-of-Work vs. Proof-of-Stake
Integrating AI in distributed algorithms
IoT: wallets for people vs. wallets for objects
Strategies for decentralized data storage
Interoperability and scalability
Zero Knowledge Proof: beyond pure privacy applications


How the French regulated crypto-assets
Security Token Offerings: the next frontier
Self-regulation: a solution for secondary market players
The regulator’s conundrum: protecting the investor and fostering innovation
The future of currency in a digital world
International cooperation for the development of blockchain and crypto-assets
Attractivity and competitivity in the race for innovation
KYC-AML solutions for law enforcement agencies


Building the European digital asset market infrastructure
The role of exchanges in the democratization of crypto-assets
The OTC market chimaera
Investing in decentralized organizations
The rise of DEX
On-chain funds: the future of investing
Stable coins

A room dedicated to workshops and demos will also allow to showcase the French ecosystem and event partners in a more interactive format.
More than 100 international speakers will attend the event. The first 30 announced are:

Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance
Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs
Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament
Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tech
Bibop Gresta, Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Wei Zhou, CFO of Binance
Dominik Schiener, Co-founder of IOTA
Edward Moncada, CEO of Blockfolio
David E. Rutter, Co-founder and CEO of R3
Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos
Nicolas Cary, CEO of
Leonard Schrank, Former CEO of SWIFT
Pascal Gauthier, Chairman of Ledger
William Mougayar, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of JM3 Capital
Jenna Zenk, CTO of Melonport
François-Xavier Thoorens, CEO of Ark Ecosystem
Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack
Philipp Pieper, Co-founder and CEO of Swarm
Henri Pihkala, CEO of Streamr
Ambre Soubiran, CEO of Kaiko
Matan Field, Co-founder of DAOStack
Mark Smargon, Co-founder of Colu and Bitgo
Ouriel Ohayon, Co-founder of ISAI
Angie Lau, Founder of Narramur and former Bloomberg TV lead anchor
Aleksei Antonov, Co-founder of SONM and SCDE Ventures
Jonathan Benassaya, CEO of IronChain Capital
Michael Waitze, Founder of
Thomas Power, Board member of BICRA
Zaki Manian, Founder of Skuchain
Jill Carlson, Founder of Juno

The Paris Blockchain Week Summit will gather the most famous French and international names in the blockchain and crypto-asset space. Paris was missing a major international event dedicated to professionals to show the world they can consider France to set up their activities or accelerate their projects.
France is one of the few G20 countries to have drafted in less than a year a welcoming framework for entrepreneurs of the industry. With a pool of talented engineers, a regulator that is agile with a keen understanding of the industry’s needs and policymakers open to meet the ecosystem, we have everything we need to welcome organizations whether they are industry giants or startups, explains Karim Sabba, co-organizer of the event and co-founder of Woorton.
About the Paris Blockchain Week Summit
An international conference dedicated to explore regulation, technology and investment of blockchain and crypto-assets. The event will be held in Paris in Station F on the 16th and 17th of April 2019 and will gather 3,000 professionals and more than 100 international speakers. Among the first partners: Tezos, Ledger, Blockfolio, Solana, Gide 255, Streamr, ABCMint, La Place Fintech, Evenium, Brainjuice.
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About the Paris Blockchain Week
The Paris Blockchain Week taking place from April 13th to April 19th 2019 is a series of events under the joint High Patronage of the Ministry for the Economy and Finance and the Secretary of State for Digital Affairs. More than a dozen international events hosted by organizations from all around the world and thousands of attendees are expected to discuss blockchain and crypto-assets.
They support the Paris Blockchain Week:
The Ministry for the Economy and Finance, the Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Paris Europlace, La French Tech, the French Digital Asset Association, Woorton, Gide 255, Chain Accelerator, Datalents, Havas Blockchain, Capital Magazine, la Tribune, the Fintech Chair of Paris- Dauphine University and many more.
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Crypto Current Conference Comes to New Orleans

Organizers expect more than 150 cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts to attend the Crypto Current Conference two-day conference next year, scheduled for March 15th, 2019 at the New Orleans Jazz Market.
The Crypto Current Conference will highlight phenomenal thought leaders such as Sterlin Lujan with, Carl Fravel with Decentraland, Jacob Pouncey with Saxo Bank and Rachel Siegel with CryptoFinally. Our speakers are a unique blend of people who specialize in both the cryptocurrency and blockchain space.
By highlighting interesting cryptocurrency and blockchain topics and projects, our two-day conference will give attendees the opportunity to educate themselves, engage with others, embrace the Laissez Faire of New Orleans and, of course, Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!
The Crypto Current Conference will bridge the gap between people that are new to crypto and thought leaders in the space. In sharing knowledge, resources, and opportunities to connect, the Crypto Current Conference will be a valuable installment into the New Orleans community next year and beyond!
Tickets are on sale now.
About Crypto Current, LLC.: Crypto Current was founded by Richard Carthon to give access to information to everyone on current events occurring in cryptocurrency and blockchain in a digestible way. Since its creation, Crypto Current has created content that impacted thousands of people through its podcast, blog, and social media.
Crypto Current hosted social MeetUps that have provided the opportunity for people to learn and connect with other locals in their community.
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Costa Rica: A Rising Crypto Paradise?

Much has been written about the unfriendly regulation, stance or even criminalization of cryptocurrencies that some countries have adopted. Indeed, Bangladesh has taken its war on crypto to the next level by passing laws which enable cryptocurrency holders to be sentenced to 12 years in prison. Other countries like Switzerland, the home of the aptly named ‘Crypto Valley’, the crypto island of Malta and Singapore have gone against the grain and welcomed blockchain projects with open arms.
With such a disparity and polarization of attitudes to cryptocurrency and crypto projects, it’s not surprising that crypto projects and developer communities are relocating themselves to these crypto havens. Maybe hardline countries like Bangladesh, Bolivia, and Egypt will wake up one day and realize that they have excluded themselves from perhaps one of the greatest opportunities of our lifetime. For now, crypto talent is becoming increasingly concentrated in these havens for innovation. In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at Costa Rica and explore why this small Central American nation is one of the fastest growing crypto paradises on the planet.
How Pro Crypto Is Costa Rica?
Cryptocurrency is all about creating and deploying alternative payment systems and enabling it to be used as a medium of exchange. The most powerful medium of exchange is probably the direct trading of a person’s’ time for value. After all, most people need a salary to live on and enabling crypto salary payments means that workers have a real choice to accept cryptocurrency over fiat. Needless to say, in the vast majority of countries in the world prohibit employees from accepting crypto as a means of salary payment.
In Costa Rica, things are a little different. It is one of the only countries in the world that employees can legally take their salary in crypto. However, there are terms and conditions attached. In Costa Rica, salary payments up to the minimum wage must be paid in fiat and anything over that can be legally paid in crypto. That means that any salary payments over €383.90 per month can be paid in crypto. Yes, it would be nice for the Costa Rican government to enable crypto payment for any level of salary payment. However, this regulatory stance just goes to show how progressive the country is when it comes to alternative payment methods.
Costa Rica’s friendly stance to crypto hasn’t gone unnoticed by blockchain businesses, with many seriously considering relocating, or having moved, to the Central American nation. It is also not surprising that Costa Rican crypto adoption levels are rising quickly and that provides blockchain businesses with a unique opportunity to get feedback on their product from real users. The nation is also home to one of the most biodiverse areas in the world and has some of the most breathtaking scenery. We imagine that the draw of increasing crypto adoption, friendly regulation, and an outstanding environment, will only strengthen and enhance the appeal of this emerging crypto paradise.
What Other Factors Make Costa Rica A Crypto Paradise?
Unlike tech movements like the dotcom boom of the late 1990s, cryptocurrency is a global phenomenon. This has led to many blockchain projects taking a ‘go anywhere’ approach to business operations, with many trying to secure a presence in key global regions.
Great internet connectivity lies at the heart of every crypto project. However, many countries are dependent on a single fiber optic connection to deliver the bulk of the bandwidth to a single country or region. In 2006, an earthquake in Asia managed to cause damage to both the Asia Pacific Cable Network and the SEA-ME-WE-2 link. The result was a significant disruption to internet service providers in Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong. One of the draws of Costa Rica is that it enjoys one of the best online infrastructure in the world and enjoys access to four major networks:

A terrestrial fiber optic network.

Source: CINDE
This means that unless there is nuclear Armageddon in the region, then chances are that blockchain teams working in Costa Rica will still be able to maintain their networks, manage remote teams from around the world and continue to work on their projects.
Costa Rica is also home to one of the biggest renewable energy outputs on the planet. Sure, crypto mining may not be too profitable in early 2019 but 90% of all power produced by the Central American nation comes from renewable sources. This abundance of renewable energy makes Costa Rica one of the more profitable places in the world to mine cryptocurrency.
Source: CINDE
For any crypto team wanting a base of operations in the Latin American region, Costa Rica is certainly one of the safest country choices out there. Yes, crypto pioneers like to push new frontiers in tech, however, most teams like to do this in safety. Unfortunately, the Latin American region has been characterized by military strongmen and political instability. On the other hand, Costa Rica has gained a reputation for embracing the ideals of liberty and peace. Indeed, such as Costa Rica’s commitment to peace, the nation hasn’t had a standing army for 70 years. The country is also the oldest democracy in the region too. All these factors lead to Costa Rica being one of the most politically stable nations in Latin America.
The countries political framework is also exceptionally business friendly, with flexible legal structures that make it one of the best places to build a censorship-resistant network.
Growing CryptoCurrency Adoption
For cryptocurrency supporters living in the West, you will know that it’s going to be exceptionally difficult to buy anything impulsively with your crypto whilst walking around your local high street. That’s not true at all in Costa Rica; indeed if you are hanging out in San Rafael de Escazu and feeling a bit flush, then you can pop into your local Porsche dealer and spend that 25 BTC burning a hole in your pocket. Also, wherever you are in Costa Rica, don’t be surprised to see banners on the side of stores, declaring that they accept Bitcoin and your favorite altcoin too.
Source: Reddit
Crypto merchant adoption is also not restricted to bricks an mortar businesses in Costa Rica either. AlfaTop allows anyone using a major telecoms operator in the country to top up their mobile phone using BTC, LTC, ETH, BCH, DASH or XRP.
When it comes to crypto ATMs, Costa Rica has one of the best-served countries in the world, when the size of its population is accounted for. The nation’s five million people have access to three crypto ATM’s. In contrast, the Philippines and their 105 million population have access to just one.
Costa Rica has also seen a growing trend of properties being listed for sale in crypto. Indeed, if you are interested in getting away from it all and living in a crypto paradise, then you can get a country farm in Parrita with 150 acres of land and an ocean view for just $265k in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin or Stellar.
Costa Rica’s Crypto Community
In 2017, Costa Rica’s crypto community can be described as small to practically non-existent. Indeed, a crypto meetup in that year only attracted 17 participants. Flash forward to early 2019 and the nation’s crypto community has seen stratospheric growth. The best illustration of this is the TICOBlockchain Conference held on 2nd February 2019. This event is the first major crypto conference to be held in the country with over 1,000 crypto enthusiasts and industry leaders attending.
Source: Claire Ward
The key focus of the TICOBlockchain Conference is to help enable Costa Rica to become one of the leading countries in decentralized networks and blockchain tech. The conference has a little something for everybody, with two separate tracks being available:

Business-oriented and focuses on both global trends and those in Costa Rica itself.
Technical track geared to developers who are interested in taking the plunge into blockchain development.

Over twenty speakers and industry experts spoke at the inaugural TICOBlockchain Conference and they covered industry topics such as crypto real estate, tokenization in business to business relationships, different use cases of blockchain in different industries.
Speakers included:

Roberto Ponce, Invermaster, Managing Director
Chen Zur, Earnest & Young Partner, Americas Blockchain Lead
Dmitriy Ryajov, CTO Mustekala
Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky, CTO Nimiq
Xavier Fernández, Co-founder EOS Costa Rica
Jake Simmons, Software Developer Lisk Central America

The conference also managed to attract sponsors from traditional business such as Invermaster and Ernst & Young, as well as Costa Rican based crypto projects like EOS Costa Rica and Nimiq.
Which Crypto Projects Are Based In Costa Rica?
There is little doubt that the last year or so has seen rapid growth in the Costa Rican cryptocurrency community and that 2019 is likely to see it grow even more. We’ll take a quick look at some of the blockchain projects that have already decided to call Costa Rica their home.
Source: Nimiq
Nimiq is a payment system that is both decentralized and censorship-resistant. Yes, there are quite a few crypto payment systems out there, like Litecoin and Dash. However, the key pain point that Nimiq aims to overcome is ease of use. Cast your mind back to when you discovered crypto for the first time and think about how difficult it was to understand how to use it. No doubt, many people are interested in cryptocurrencies and we shudder to think about the number of potential new users that are put off by complex user experiences and baffling interfaces. Nimiq is attempting to solve this problem in two core ways:

Its browser-based blockchain means that no downloads are required to connect it. This gives users the ‘it just works’ experience.
Anyone using an Apple product will probably understand the importance of simple and intuitive user-flows. Put simply, most people like things that are easy to use and don’t require reading a complex manual. Nimiq understands this and that’s why the Nimiq payment system has been built with ease of use at its core.

The complexity of cryptocurrencies seems to be a major barrier to mainstream adoption. If we want crypto to be used by the masses then it certainly makes sense for crypto projects to be designing user-flows that have the simplicity of Apple. That’s what Nimiq are attempting to do in both their payment system and the wider Nimiq ecosystem of apps.
It seems as if the project has also got its eyes on merchant adoption. A one-click pay checkout flow has already been created and has been showcased on the Nimiq store. The team has also recently released the testnet of their Woocommerce Nimiq payment gateway to enable WordPress e-commerce businesses to begin familiarizing themselves with NIM as a payment method. When the plugin is available on the Nimiq mainnet, this will enable every WordPress powered site on the internet to accept NIM as a payment method. Now, that’s a potentially massive market with 27% of the entire internet being powered by WordPress.
The Nimiq ecosystem also contains a wide range of different concepts and apps. You can find anything from social platform tip bots which enable you to tip your favorite content creators, to a NIM-based Tamagotchi game.
EOS Costa Rica
Created by the crypto genius Dan Larimar, the EOS platform is a blockchain-based platform for the creation of Dapps. Unlike Ethereum, EOS has been built to solve scaling problems from the get go and it’s claimed that the network can process anything between 20,00 and 50,000 transactions per second. Now, that’s a huge number when you consider that Bitcoin can only process 7 transactions per second on its main chain and Ethereum only managing 15. That’s why EOS has become known as the ‘Ethereum killer’ and is perhaps one of the most heavily backed cryptos to eventually replace ETH.
The EOS network is supported and maintained by 30 block producers and EOS Costa Rica is one of them. The Costa Rican team are of course primarily focused on maintaining the EOS network. However, they also have ambitions to help elevate the status of blockchain in the wider Latin American region and are committed to the pursuit of EOS educational initiatives in the region.
The presence of a block producer from a top five cryptocurrency like EOS certainly puts Costa Rica on the crypto map.
There are many more exciting and innovative blockchain projects operating out of Costa Rica and many other businesses springing up to help service these businesses. However, there is little doubt that what has attracted these projects to the Central American nation is a blend of a favorable regulatory environment surrounding crypto, growing crypto adoption rates, great internet infrastructure, all within one of the most politically stable countries in the region. The fantastic scenery and incredible biodiversity don’t hurt either.
All these benefits explain Costa Rica’s rapid growth as a crypto paradise over the last year or so. We imagine that the nation will continue to gain traction in 2019 and continue to attract an ever-increasing number of crypto projects as the hub effect increases and even more people find out about the Costa Rican opportunity. With all these things going for it, it is easy to see why the Central American nation is a raising crypto paradise and could become a stronghold for cryptocurrency in the years to come.
Disclaimer: The author holds some NIM in their portfolio and is compensated in a long-term independent consulting capacity by Nimiq. This article must not be construed as investment advice. Always do your own research.
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WINS.FUN launches an attractive Revenue Share affiliate system to seduce the best promoters worldwide!

WINS.FUN is a blockchain gambling platform opened in 2018 which sets new standards day after day in the gambling industry.
The platform is running with its own stablecoin, the WIN, which is pegged to the US dollar. The real advantage of having a stablecoin is that users do not have the risk of seeing their investments or bets decrease in value only because a cryptocurrency price would have fluctuated. Using a stablecoin would be the only way a crypto gambling platform should operate.
Three sports are available for betting at the moment: football, tennis and basketball. Live betting is also available for many major sports events. The number of betting types offered is phenomenal, some football games can offer up to 80 betting possibilities.
Wins.Fun has developed a unique structure where users have the possibility to buy investment packages and earn a part of the profits made on the gambling platform.
Users can invest from $100 to $25,000 and can expect monthly returns up to 5%, which means up to $1,250 monthly for those who select the highest package. This is unique, as no other gambling platform offers the possibility to share its profits with its community.
Last week, WINS.FUN had announced to offer a Revenue Share affiliated system for its affiliates in the gambling platform from now on.
How does the Revenue Share system work?
Standard affiliates in WINS.FUN currently receive a 0.75% commission based on total volume of gambling and casino activities of all their referrals.
But for those who have more than 5 active players under them (full conditions on the website), the Revenue Share affiliate option can be activated where they will earn 25%-47% Revenue Share on their referred players’ betting and casino activities. We are very closed here from a 50/50 deal.
There is no doubt that many international promoters will join the platform, making it a part of the most attractive gambling platform in the world.
To find more information on WINS.FUN platform, our official Website is right here! We also have a dedicated Blog and social media presence with our Twitter account and Telegram channel.
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Columbia University to host an IBM-sponsored Blockchain Summit

Blockchain conferences always include an air of excitement and novelty, even if they follow a relatively predictable pattern. They are at once spectacle and substance. Developers, investors, and interested observers pour in from around the world to take part in the keynote speeches and side conversations that are propelling blockchain technology forward.
This is one of the reasons that Blockchain Columbia’s LedgerFest, taking place February 15th at Columbia University’s School of Business, stands apart from this rest. It’s the university’s first blockchain and cryptocurrency conference.
Although the conference is open to the public, Blockchain Columbia is a student-driven blockchain conference that’s meant to be both educational and inspirational, while featuring some of the most notable names in tech.
What’s in a Name?
While other blockchain conferences are hosted in large hotels in prominent cities around the world, LedgerFest is situated at one of the most prestigious universities in the world that features a student-run blockchain lap that’s developing the next generation of decentralized products. Like the university’s blockchain lab, Blockchain Columbia is focused on research, education, and development.
To put it simply, there is a lot of substance surrounding this conference.
In this way, the setting is reflective of one of the conference’s primary purpose – to educate the next generation of blockchain innovators.
As Nir Kabessa, president of Blockchain at Columbia, explains,
“LedgerFest is Columbia University’s first blockchain conference. Its main purpose is to provide students with the access and network to educate themselves and participate in decentralized ecosystems as developers, researchers, and users.”
However, just because Blockchain Columbia is education-centered, doesn’t mean that it’s lacking the big-name recognition of other conferences. IBM, which is a prominent supporter of the Columbia’s blockchain initiatives through their joint blockchain accelerator center, is sponsoring the event.
David Post, the managing director of IBM’s blockchain accelerator
Columbia University’s blockchain lab plays a prominent role in IBM’s blockchain accelerator, which strives to support and nurture both early and mid-stage blockchain-focused projects. According to David Post, the managing director of IBM’s blockchain accelerator,
“What is also needed to truly bring about this sea change is the right technology and expertise which is why IBM is working with Columbia to help give these early- and mid-stage founders a way to build enterprise-grade networks that can move blockchain innovation forward.”
In the university setting, some of these projects are already bearing fruit. For example, users developed a decentralized voting tool on Ethereum for student council elections that was advised by Ronghui Gu, founder of Certik.
Already more than 50 officers are running and maintaining Blockchain at Columbia initiatives, which has made open source contributions to Ethereum, Hyperledger, EOS, and more.
This aura of advancement is the dominant ethos of LedgerFest.
A Packed Conference Agenda
Blockchain at Columbia features a deluge of prominent speakers including Eran Tromer, co-founder of ZCash – Tom Trowbridge, president of HashGraph – Santiago Siri, founder of Democracy Earth – and Tarun Gutra, founder of Gauntlet.
Tom Trowbridge, president of Hashgraph Hedera
Even Citi Bank and JP Morgan Chase are sending presenters from their respective blockchain units.
While the keynote addresses always set the tone for a blockchain conference, it’s what happens between and after the sessions that can have the most value. The connections, new partnerships, and shared knowledge represent the market’s collective maturation and its hope for future advancement.
In this way, the setting and the purpose of LedgerFest is uniquely apt. Blockchain technology is at a crossroads. The technology successfully used the cryptocurrency movement to parlay the blockchain into the mainstream, and now it’s up to the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs to make it flourish.
Commenting on the conference, Santiago Siri, founder of Democracy Earth, is excited about the role of the college-age generation will play in the proliferation of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. He notes,
“LedgerFest is a great opportunity not only to speak on behalf of Democracy Earth but also to learn from the generation that will make cryptocurrency and blockchains the leading financial and political reality of the world.”
Students participating in Blockchain at Columbia – and other similar blockchain laps around the country – are the ones making the blockchain’s best ambitions a reality.
Therefore, as educators, students, developers, innovators, financers, and thought leaders coalesce at Columbia University on February 15th, the event is sure to be entertaining and the consequences could be cascading in the development of the distributed age.
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TRON & ALS Association Launch #VoiceYourLove to Raise Awareness of ALS

TRON Foundation, one of the largest blockchain protocols for decentralized applications, is joining the ALS Association for #VoiceYourLove, an awareness campaign to find treatments and a cure for people afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The #VoiceYourLove campaign, kicking off in time for Valentine’s Day celebrations of love and affection, challenges people to use their phone or tablet to create a video expressing love for people who’ve been mea`1ningful to their lives – whether that’s family, friends, colleagues or even strangers. For those who wish to donate, is the official campaign website.
“I’m proud to be working with ALS Association to raise money and awareness for a terrible disease,” said Justin Sun, founder of TRON and CEO of BitTorrent. “The TRON and BitTorrent community has over 100 million people, and it’s statistically possible that thousands of you are afflicted with ALS. In your honor, I’m donating $250,000 and urging others in the blockchain industry to voice their love by donating to help find a cure.”
Sun joins actors Renée Zellweger and Courteney Cox, who are among the first celebrities to join the campaign., which hosts the celebrity videos, helps the community learn how to get involved, and serves to accept donations. People are encouraged to post their videos to favorite social media channels with the hashtag #VoiceYourLove and to tag friends and encourage them to join the #VoiceYourLove campaign.
“The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge became a global media phenomenon in 2014, and continues every summer,” said Brian Frederick, executive vice president of communications at the ALS Foundation. “Our new #VoiceYourLove campaign, conceived with our partner TRON, is a new awareness and fund-raising drive that combines cool heads and warm hearts.”
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Over the course of the disease, people living with ALS lose the ability to move, to speak, and eventually, to breathe. ALS is always fatal, usually within two to five years of diagnosis.
As part of the campaign, TRON plans to use the distributed ledger technology of blockchain to track where donations are disbursed, with the goal of providing a platform for more transparency into recipient charitable organizations. The company plans to release that information upon completion of the campaign.
To learn about a very personal story that drove TRON to get involved with The ALS Association and helped conceive the idea behind #VoiceYourLove, please visit the BitTorrent Blog.
 About TRON and BitTorrent, Inc.
Founded in 2004, BitTorrent, Inc. is the largest decentralized peer-to-peer network in the world, with over 100 million active users driving 22% of upstream and 3% of downstream traffic globally.
TRON is dedicated to creating a boundary-free internet that inspires innovation across industries. TRON, one of the largest blockchain protocols, offers high throughput, high scalability, and high availability for all Decentralized Applications [DApps].  The ecosystem is governed by Super Representatives and the community.
About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the largest private funder of ALS research in the world. The Association funds global research collaborations, provides assistance for people with ALS and their families through our nationwide network of chapters and certified clinical care centers, and advocates for better public policies for people with ALS. The ALS Association builds hope and enhances the quality of life while urgently searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at
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PANTHEON X steps into the cryptofund ecosystem by building a platform best suitable for new and experienced investors

Satoshi Nakamoto is well-known in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space for creating the largest digital currency in the market at present, Bitcoin [BTC]. The inception of the coin led to the creation of several others alongside the creation of a decentralized ecosystem. The entire ecosystem now strives to take the power back from governments and financial institutions and return it to ordinary people.
Notably, the cryptocurrency is not the only greatest invention of Satoshi Nakamoto. The creator is well-known across the globe, especially the Fintech industry for developing the blockchain. The primary use-case of the technology was to serve as a public ledger for the currency’s transactions.
However, the vast use-cases of the technology were soon recognized by several people from various industries, with key factors such as transparency and security grasping everyone’s attention. The blockchain is currently hailed as a disruptive technology and is considered a revolution in the system of records. In the present scenario, the use case of blockchain technology is being tested in several industries including supply chain management, healthcare, and travel and tourism.
Once such industry that the technology has a massive impact on is the financial industry. Here, blockchain paves a path for increased transparency, faster payments, eliminates intermediaries – thereby by enabling peer-to-peer transactions and reducing counter-party risks.
PANTHEON X has stepped into the space with an aim to bring about all the best advantages to cryptocurrency investors and traders. The firms aim to build a blockchain-based open financial business platform, with a reliable network that allows everybody in the ecosystem to engage in a safe and transparent trade. PANTHEON X intends to build an ecosystem that defines decentralization at its best, wherein people will self-govern the entire system by transforming it into an efficient one.
In general, PANTHEON X is composed of three stages:

Cryptofund Marketplace
Knowledge Network
3rd party services/ PANTHEON Intelligence

This is essentially the front office service that raises existing cryptocurrency financial funds or new cryptocurrency financial funds. This window is managed by certified crypto-managers specializing in the cryptocurrency market. These managers operate and sell their crypto financial products, which is, later on, bought by investors. For an individual to become a crypto-manager, one will have to pass the minimum requirements laid down by the platform.
Much to the users’ delight, Cryptofund Marketplace has a very simple set-up, which can be very well understood even by a new investor in the cryptocurrency space. Crypto-managers, at first, are required to register on the platform. This will be followed by the managers setting up their wallet and launching cryptofund products that they consider is best suitable for the investors depending on market conditions.
The product will then be promoted by the crypto-manager, along with a marketer. And, at the same time, the product will be analyzed by a cryptocurrency analyst.
The analyst’s review on the fund is passed onto the investors through the firms’ Knowledge network.With the help of the intelligence function, managers can effectively manage their customers’ funds. With this set-up, managers will be able to focus on providing the cryptofunds that are demanded by the investors. For this, managers will receive rewards and management fees in cryptocurrency, when a certain amount of profit is earned.
Knowledge Network
This network is the knowledge centre that creates, distributes and consumes content pertaining to crypto-financial investment. This network also has all the data collected by crypto-analysts that details the various funds available on the platform and otherwise. The main agenda of this network is to create an active ecosystem, within which users promote trust by detecting system errors, verifying information and providing suggestions that would contribute to the platform’s improvement.
This network plays a vital role in creating content that focuses on cryptofunds, advertising and promoting these products. It also encourages healthy communication among the participants by providing all the necessary instruments.
In addition, this network also functions on a reward system. Here, the rewards are based on Appendix – The Reward System on the Knowledge Network. Users are rewarded in accordance with their contribution and reliability on the network. This is based on their participation, which is determined through the users’ social media activity and their projects.
PANTHEON Intelligence:
This is the work that is managed by the middle office and the back office of the ecosystem. Here, the middle office is responsible for the market risks, credit risks, and most importantly, supervising the front office. On the contrary, the back office engages in operations such as confirming and processing a transaction and also settling payments.
Additionally, with all the data accumulated on the cryptofunds on the platform and with the internal infrastructure, the firm will later expand these services by collaborating with a 3rd party.
The platform will also have an authentication process, which will ensure that only the participants contributing to the healthy development of the platform can make transactions. PANTHEON X ensures effective asset management by providing infrastructure such as consignment and escrow.
Most importantly, the platform employs an Artificial Intelligence Engine, which provides automated services that are determined on the data collected on Cryptofund Marketplace, Knowledge Networks, and PANTHEON Intelligence. But, the key role of the AI engine is to detect fraud, enable automated compliance, maintain the reputation of the marketplace, and act as an evaluator of the platform on a constant basis.
The platform also provides support to the users’ activities that take place in the ecosystem. This is achieved by collecting users’ information, analyzing their activity on the platform, and studying their financial records. All the information is encrypted and stored in the platform’s Inter Planetary File System [IPFS].
Token Economy
Along with its mind-boggling concept, PANTHEON X has decided to adopt the double token economy. The platform will have a utility token, XPN token and a token for internal operations, XPW [Xpower]. The utility token will be used to participate in the cryptofund marketplace and the other tokens will be used to reward users on the knowledge platform. This token can immediately be swapped for XPN tokens on the platform.
Revenue Distribution
Unlike most of the projects in the space, PANTHEON X aims to give a part of its revenue back to its community for contributing to its development. The team has decided to allocate 40% of its revenue for all the XPW token holders, a reward for staking and actively taking part in the knowledge network. More so, once the revenue is distributed, the users get to chose the token they want to collect their reward. The rest of the token is divided into 40% and 20%, wherein 40% will be considered as the profits earned by PANTHEON X after the expenses are deduced from this and the rest is going to be reserved for unexpected costs.

AMBCrypto reached out to PANTHEON X to clarify doubts about the project
What drove you to create PANTHEON X?
Finance is one of the most important and sophisticated industries and can utilize the technical advantages of blockchain technology including the prevention of forgery of transaction history, automation of related procedures and P2P payment. Also, the issuance of security tokens that use securities like stocks and bonds but also actual assets like real estate and precious metals as their underlying assets, is significantly increasing. Therefore, the need for crypto finance that uses cryptocurrencies as an underlying asset is on the rise.
Unlike the existing financial system, the crypto financial service has a self-regulating system and bare minimum guidelines. It not only enhances the transparency of transactions through a distributed ledger system but also lowers the transaction costs by minimizing the role of centralized financial intermediaries. Moreover, it can reduce the processing time through automated systems like Smart Contract. The crypto financial service also has a high-security level because it is impossible to counterfeit and forge information on the blockchain.
Why is PANTHEON IPFS required? Isn’t collecting and storing information of users activity on the platform and breaching privacy to a certain extent?
PANTHEON Intelligence is not to record all user activities but to detect abnormal behavior of fund managers. We store the data but sort out the ones that may be the basis for investors to make an investment decision and only expose those data. We do not disclose data that may infringe the privacy of other individuals to other users. Furthermore, the collected data will be used as resource data for internal AI engine only and does not breach by public disclosure.
Will PANTHEON X seek data collected from other platforms apart from its own AI engine to ensure the well-being of its users?
We will use the information gathered from PANTHEON X and will use the resources of the partnerships to the extent that personal information is not infringed.
Why did PANTHEON X choose a dual token economy?
We chose a dual token system because each token serves different purposes.
XPN is listed token on exchanges. XPN is used when fund managers build crypto funds, pay a performance fee when XPW holders exchanging to XPN to cash out when users purchase contents from Knowledge Network.
XPW is a non-listed token and used within PANTHEON X platform only. It can be a compensation or purchase method on Knowledge Network for ads, content creation, sharing, and reporting, etc.
What is the key milestone PANTHEON X is planning to achieve this year?
The main sale is expected to be on March-April, Cryptofund marketplace MVP this mid-Feb – March, PANTHEON Protocol test-net Q2, main-net Q3, and Cryptofund Marketplace official launching Q3.
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DigiByte community gears up for Global Summit while founder Jared Tate finalises book on decentralized internet

When figures show that more than 60 percent of the top 100 crypto projects do not have a finished product and that over 800 cryptocurrency projects have failed, it’s easy to be skeptical about all things crypto. Among the thousands of coins available in the crypto market, a very few can live up to their promise to ‘revolutionise’ the financial system. One of the revolutionary few, however, isDigiByte [DGB].
DigiByte is thriving because it is more than a cryptocurrency; it is a coin designed to build a new internet through decentralization. DGB has one of the strongest use cases in the cryptocurrency market. It can support over 48 million transactions a day̶10 times the current transaction capacity of the top 50 blockchains by market cap.
Ranked within the top 50 cryptocurrencies by market cap, DigiByte celebrated its 5th anniversary last January and has become the largest, fastest and most secure blockchain in current existence.
Behind the development of DigiByte is a team with a forward-thinking approach, constantly working to improve the token and to ensure the best use case for a multitude of financial services applications.
The newest features in DigiByte are Digi-ID and DigiAssets, both built on the highly secure DGB platform that allows decentralized technologies to be applied to digital identity and safe management of digital assets. Digi-ID is extremely secure because it automatically generates a unique identification key for different websites every time the user logs in, therefore protecting the user’s identity from being shared with third parties.
Digi-ID comes fully integrated into DigiByte mobile wallets, which are free to download and use. It can also be implemented into multiple platforms including mobile banking, streaming services and social media. Digi-ID works before unlocking, making logins much faster.
In addition to Digi-ID, there is new DigiByte product using DGB Pay API, expected to be announced in February.
Beyond the DigiByte realm, its platform is being deployed now to develop Antum and V-ID, two promising projects powering blockchain to provide verification and digital identity services.
The DGB community and enthusiasts can expect more news and updates on DGB projects to be released during the first global DigiByte Summit, taking place in Amsterdam on 19th April 2019.
While the community is preparing for the summit at Easter, DGB founder Jared Tate is progressing with his book. Jared Tate said that: “Blockchain 2035: The Digital DNA of Internet 3.0”. Tate’s book will be a discourse on the multiple ways decentralized technologies are reshaping the internet. “Blockchain represents a shift of paradigm in the architecture of the internet.”
More than just highlighting the benefits of blockchain applications, Tate’s book will build the case for blockchain technology to be integrated within the fundamental internet structure. Blockchain represents the evolution of the internet whose initial concept was indeed decentralization.
“The new era of decentralized power is shaping our economy and society empowering individuals while increasing their responsibilities, challenging traditional institutions and the current security framework, driving innovation towards a tokenized economy,” comment Steffy (Stefania Barbaglio), official PR at DigiByte.
This is a result of the development and integration of new technologies, the hyper-connectivity brought by smart devices, big data and the internet of things.
“ In the future, everything in our daily lives will be connected via the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Blockchain technology can protect your data and your privacy from this,” said DGB Founder Jared Tate. His book is expected to be one of the main publication in the crypto/blockchain space.
Source: DigiByte Global Summit
In light of this topic, the theme of the DigiByte Summit 2019 is ‘The Power of Decentralisation’ and its agenda will expand on the multitude of possibilities and uses allowed decentralized technologies. Confirmed speakers at the Summit include DigiByte founder Jared Tate; Official DigiByte PR Stefania Barbaglio; Rudy Bouwman, the founders of DGBAT, the DigiByte Awareness Team; and the founders and lead developers of V-ID and Antum.
Stefania Barbaglio, Director at Cassiopeia Services, official PR for DigiByte commented:
“DigiByte is one of the most sophisticated and advanced blockchains available in the crypto market today. It offers high levels of security due to its decentralization aspect – which is lacking in many other cryptocurrencies. With the development of DigiID, we can expect exciting projects to emerge. DGB followers will have the chance to hear about the future of DigiByte at the first Global DigiByte Summit in April. “
Contact Information

DigiByte Global Summit
April 19th, 2019
De Balie Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tickets can be purchased here at the official website!
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