The browsers oftoday are broken.They have been overtaken by a barrageof sneaking and annoying ads. Trackers thatfollow your habits and cookies that build profiles and allother sorts of internet clutter that is taking precidenceover the content that you want to see.
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0xBitcoin is the first fullydecentralized ERC20 token and is the firstpurely mined token on ethereumand it aims to be the primary medium of exchange and store ofvalue on the ethereum network.
The 0xBitcoin token was deployed to the ethereum blockchainin February 2018 with the followingattributes. -- First mineable token.ERC20 compatible. No pre mine orinstamine. No ICO.
Etherwas never intended to act as a currency and 0xBitcoinwill allow ether to fulfill itsfull intended purpose of securing the ethereum network.
0xBitcoin takes the best properties of bitcoin andethereum and combines them into one token.It can be mined exactly like bitcoin but transferred10x faster and 100xcheaper.
0xBitcoin combines the bitcon propertiesof block rewards, proof of work issuanceand a 21 million coin capwith the ethereum properties of speed,dApps and DEXtrading.
Unlike Ether, it interacts with smart contracts for storingand transferring value. While bitcoin can only betraded using centralized means,0xBitcoin can be traded permissionlesslyvia smart contracts which cannot be affected or controlledby central entities.
It is also immune to51% attacks.
Add all this to the proven marketdemand for a faster version of bitcoinas we've seen in Litecoin's success andit is plain that 0xBitcoin fills a hole in thecrypto market space.
People are excited about the projectin no small part due to the decentralization ofthe token and the active and engagedcommunity which has sprung up around the token.
The community hasachieved several key milestones since the project'slaunch including creating an EIPspecifically for mineable tokens. Creation of miningpools with multiple new mining clients as well ason-going development of Lava Wallet,Quarry and Off-chain transactions.
0xBitcoin is a unique project backed by apassionate community dedicated to making it the primary transfer ofvalue for theethereumnework.
The world of financial technology ischanging at a breathtaking pace and people areliving longer and longer. Where do you see yourself in 10years? How about 30 years?
Retirement isn't a sexy topic but it's smart to planahead. How safe is your financialfuture?
Pension funds are in deep trouble because they can'tsupport the aging population. Others are going bankruptafter making bad decisions behind closeddoors.
How aboutyou? Sure you made a lot of money on the markets but shouldn't youlock in your profits? Those green candles could turn redtomorrow. It's time for long term thinking.It's time forAuctus, the world's first retirement planning platform and communitypowered and secured by the blockchain.
It's a completelydecentralized open source platform that allowsyou to plan your long term goal oriented investments.It's run entirely by the community andeverything is open and transparent. And because it's fullydecentralized, you don't have to trust anyone with yourcapital.
Knowledge is power. Learn how smallchanges to your plan can have enormous impact on yourreturns. Get advise from human or roboadvisors on how to balance and manage your portfolioof bonds, stocks and crypto assets.
Orautomate the process entirely. Advisors are rewardedfor good advise with the AUC tokenwhich powers the platform and supports an ecosystem of3rd party services and tools.
Since there are no middlemen,the fees are tiny and that has abig impact on your returns.
Intheory banks are agood idea. Bob needs some extra money and he goes to his bankand the bank gives Bob the money and over time Bob pays itback plus some interest.Everyone wins, right?
Well not if youare Bob.
Banks understand how dependentpeople are on them, this makes them powerful andensures they are the ones that make the rules. Rules that are in their bestinterest, not peoplelike Bob.
Need a credit card? A small businessloan? Glad to help. Just signhere, here and here.
Want to show your crypto as part of yourassets? Forget it Bob. Banks treat cryptolike monopoly money. Why does it have to be likethis?
It's time for a change.Some smart person once said, the worldneeds banking but it doesn't need banks. Banks generateobscene profits from taking your deposits and giving them out to borrowers.
Celsius is different. Wetake crypto deposits and use them to lend dollars backto our community so that you our members can keepthe profits, earn moreinterest and pay less for loans.
While banks focus on their ownprofits, our model is built on the community'sbest interest so that people like you, me andBob can enjoy the financial freedom we alldeserve.
With Celsiusyou can earn up to 5% interest on coins stored in yourCelsius wallet. Think of it as your crypto savingsaccount and when you need that dollar loan to let's say pay off yourcredit card or for a new businessloan, you can use your crypto ascollateral with a much lower interest rate.
Because it's an asset backedloan and you aren't selling your crypto, you won't have to pay tax rightaway. Meanwhile your coins are storedsafely with our custodian and once your loan is paidoff, your coins are returned.
Finally the 99%has a chance to turn the tables. We now have a way tobank that works for us, notagainst us.
Here is the cool part. If we bring100,000,000 people into crypto, wethe people will be the ones in charge. Not the bigbanks.
The bill of lading is the oldest standardizeddocument in cargo shipping. This three foldlegal document holds the key to cargo ownership whichmakes it the most valuable piece of paper inglobal logistics.
Slow and expensive, proneto human error, loss and counterfeiting,the workflow of this important document remainedbasically unchanged to thisday.
CargoXis a new force on the logistics market with amission to forever change the bill of lading.
Latest developmentsin blockchain technology have enabled us tocreate a bullet proof smart bill of lading workflow.
Instead of printing the bill and the hassleand expenses involved with couriers, withCargoX creating and sending a smartBL is just a few clicks away and available at a mere10% of the price.
If the BL is loss orstolen, it takes weeks to issue a new one. Inthe meantime, the cargo is already in the destinationport and the importer is paying hundreds ofdollars per day in costs.
With CargoX smart BL,this can never happen. Let us show you howeasy it is to create a send a smartBL using an every day example.
Assoon as the cargo is loaded, the logistics companycreates a new smart BL in our web basedapplication and sends it to the exporter.
This and all of the following steps utilize the latestencryption protocols to transfer the digital BL in amatter of minutes and at a fraction of the costassociated with paper based BLs.
When payment for goods is received, the exporter transfersthe smart BL to the importer with just afew clicks.
Sounds too good to be true? It's actuallyeven better.
The inner workings of the blockchainare based on open standards and decentralized.Most importantly, they are verifiableby anyone at any time.
For our users, this meansthe ultimate security, enterprise levelreliability and peace ofmind.
Within hours of the ship leaving port,the importer receives the smart BL and the transfer to the releaseagent can be made.
Whileahead of its cargo, the smart BL isalready at its final destination and the goods can bereleased as soon as the ship arrives.
Every day our world becomes more dependenton the billions of devices and censors that surround uscalled the internet of things.
Billions of IoTdevices are already deployed and 5 million new onescome online every day.
The IoT helps deliverour water and our electricity, coordinate ourmanufacturing processes and delivermedicine allowing physicians to monitor pacemakers andinsulin pumps and a world of other devices.
Unfortunatelythe world of IoT isn't safe. We have toprotect it from criminals and other bad actors andthe consequences of failing to protect the IoTare monumental.
The IoT ecosystem is also beingempowered by smart devices with greater deviceinteroperability and the ability to conduct transactions independently.
Imagine in healthcare a patient wearing an insilinpump securely sharing blood chemistry data with outsideresearchers and healthcare monitoring systems.
Smarthome meters negotiating with the power grid to find the bestdeal hour by hour for electricity. Or industrialmachines ordering and replenishing rare materials directlyfrom suppliers to avoid downtime and meet production schedules.
None of this can be done safely without securing the internet ofthings and enabling [inaudible] autonomousfinancial transactions.
Today's alternative solutions fail tounderstand the enormous security problems of IoT.They only offer partial point solutions to address them.
Strong security is too often an after thought.You need an IoT cybersecurity platformof the future that integrates identity validation, reputation ofdevices and ledgered transactions.
This is why wecreated Atonomi.
Atonomi leveragesblockchain technology and is a secured decentralizedledger of things, providing a new security protocoland infrastructure to enable billions of IoT devicesto have trusted interoperability for both data and commerce.
Blockchain technology is a lot of things to alot of people but in the world of cybersecurity and the IoT,it can provide three essential services.
One,device identity and trust based on consensus.Two, decentralized infrastructure to reduce theattack surface. Three, an historicalbaseline of how devices behave.
These three services are at the core of theAtonomi network.
The Atonomi network is ablockchain based platform which enables the ecosystemto support secure interactions with IoT devices.This infrastructure is open globally to all participatingmanufacturers and device users. And is based onthese four key elements.
Our identity registry servicevalidates device identity and establishesroute of trust enabling a device to engage inautonomous transactions with other validated devices.
Ourreputation protocol enables registered devicesto validate a device's reputation stored on the blockchainto establish trust before exchanging data or commerce.
Our native Atonomi token.
The Atonomitoken is used by the Atonomi network for deviceregistration, activation, reputation management andcommerce transactions.
Device manufacturers,distributors, device owners and auditors will all seekAtonomi token rewards for participating in the Atonominetwork and our fully extensiblearchitecture that supports an ecosystem of vertical IoT applications to be built ontop.
Why Atonomi?The world needs Atonomi becausethe IoT can never reach its full potential without an independentservice which establishes immutable identity,handles reputation and trust and allows devices to conduct autonomousdevice to device transactions.
Because the wholeworld needs a secure IoT infrastructure,Atonomi is designed as an open and extensibleIoT solution. This means that anyone can build upon our platformto meet the custom needs of specific industry.
Atonomi, with our device identity registrationservice, reputation protocol, token based secure ecosystem andextensible architecture,are making the world of IoT and beyond a safer and moresecure place.
BitDegree, revolutionizingeducation via blockchain.
Education,it is a pathway to your career and yourdesired income. But there are many things that are just notright.
Courses of study are not focused enough. Your head getscrammed with lots of unnecessary information. Studymaterials are not up to date. A gap between the needs of employers and studentknowledge already exist and is widening. And ofcourse studies cost a fortune.
Our missionis to change that. So we gathered a team of softwareengineers, blockchain geeks and start up advisors and embraced thechallenge to revolutionize education via blockchain.
BitDegreeis the world's first blockchain powered onlineeducation platform offering tokens for scholarship andpromoting tech talent acquisition.
How does thatwork? Choose from 1000s of the best IT coursesonline. Earn BitDegree tokens as a scholarship andreward. Get connected with world changingcompanies.
Thatsolves most of the problems.
Learn only the things you needfor the most lucrative sphere or IT. All your progress will bevisible for your future employers. They may bekeeping a warm nest just for you.
We can't stress this enough.Not only is all of it entirely free, but also you willget paid for your progress with our BitDegree token.
How is thateven possible?
Through your future employers, they are the ones who willgladly finance the courses.
Searchingfor the right person to fill a position is a very tedious job.With us, you get to develop the exact skills a company is lookingfor at the time. It's a unique tool for businesses to recruittech talent and shape global education to theirneeds.
We are establishing BitDegree on a solid existing baseof 29 million at 000webhost hostinger,a world wide community that is loyal, web passionate and is opento innovative learning.
We connect employerssearching for educated talent those who are passionate tolearn. And to spice things up, we power the effort with a blockchain based rewardsystem.
Just like the knowledge you gather here, BitDegreetokens may enhance your fortune in the future.
Learning hasnever been so open, approachable and joboriented.
Learn, earn, grow.
Start a course on BitDegree now.
Autonomous Digital Currency
Today'sdigital currencies don't scale and sufferfrom disruptive hard forks. Hard forkscan result in lose of investor funds. Theyalso damage investor confidence and can lead to attacks.
Decredwas built to solve these problems.A hybrid proof of work,proof of stake system ensures that no group canmaster the flow of transactions or make changes withoutinput from the community.
Decred is the onlydecentralized self ruling currencywhere everyone has a real voice.
Decred givesparticipants the tools necessary to makedecisions about the technical direction of the currency.All participants have a say in its futuredirection, budget and which projects are developed andpresented for vote.
We believe that striking abalance between infrastructure owners andcurrency holders is the only way to build a robustcurrency now and for the long term.
Decred has shown resilience where others havefailed. Thanks to our modular platform, that allows us to integrate newfeatures without disrupting the service.
Decred's transparency and scalability has notgone unnoticed. We won accoladesfrom fellow developers, industry experts and themedia.
Launched in Februaryof '16, we are completely independent, community funded,community owned.
Decred is engineers,artists, entrepreneurs.
Decred is a global community thatbelieves in financial independence and community basedgovernance.
We are thecurrency of choice for anyone who wants to take charge oftheir financial lives.
Weare the digital currency of the people.
Learn more about thefuture of finance atdecred.org
Cryptocurrency for world adoption
Evolution is behind all greatachievements. It has allowed us to gofrom ideas,tospace.
It has empoweredus to turn our dreams intoreality.
Todaydistributed ledger technology is the most sophisticatedphenomenon in the evolution in thedigital world. Itis thefuture.
Energi is the first cryptocurrencythat brings together some of the most powerfulideas in cryptocurrency.
Divisionbeyond just the technical infrastructure.
We are talking about something that is expansionary atits core and this goes beyond common features such as improving on transactionspeed, mass scalability, low fees.
Energihas all of these but the truly game changing propositionhere is Energi's decentralized governanceand treasury system. And that's a system that not only makes Energi selfsustaining but is also a self re-enforcing phenomenon.
That's theevolution of cryptocurrency.
Essentially it's a healthy growth snowballeffect. As awareness increases, so does its treasury economic power and sodoes adoption fueledby it.
An organization to beself funding, to be able to propel itself and pay its developers,pay its team and to do so in anaccelerating way where every dollar you invest in the organizationyields to a dollar of greater growth.
It's a positivefeedback loop.
The development, the marketing, the operations,the expansion... A self funded treasury that iswell directed is an incredibly powerful machine.
You arecreating no longer just a cryptocurrency but a living,breathing organization. Somethingthat can be as powerful as worldgovernance.
The ethereum name serviceannounced via Twitter Monday January 14th thatit has launched a fully redesigned ENSmanager.
The ENS manager interface is builtwith non technical users in mind, allowing for individualsto search for names, manage addresses and createsub domains for names.
One community member noticed a possibleissue with the apps address look up functionality.But ENS developer Jeff Lowequickly addressed it. He even indicated that there areplans to later incorporate registration functionality into themanager.
For more news and updates,make sure to read today's distributeddigest on ETHNews.com[music][music]
In the medical fieldthe most up to date information saveslives every single day. But right now the bestadvice in medicine is locked up behindexpensive paywalls. And not everyone can afford topay for it.
The PeerAtlast blockchain existsfor one purpose, to create andmaintain a world class, peerreviewed, ad free medical libraryon your mobile compatible platform at no charge to theuser.
We will eliminate the paywall thatseparates timely peer reviewed medical advicefrom physicians and the public.
Qualityadvice adds great value to care givers.Large publishing companies figured this out and have cornered themarket.
Now they can setthe prices, charge high subscription fees to create the bestinformation. PeerAtlas'sblockchain was created by American doctors. We believethat blockchain technology can replacepaywall technology to spread the world'sbest medical advice across the internet.
Thesepaywalls directly increase the already highcost of medical care. That's why we are out to change thestatus quo.
PeerAtlas'solution is an online subscription-free,ad-free platform.
It offers evidence basedsupport for clinical decisions, primarily through the use ofmedical articles and algorithms.
Healthcare providers around the globe can use ourinformation to help them make the bestdecisions using the most recent discoveries researched by the brightestminds in medicine for theirpatients.
Medical algorithms are submitted both independentlyand collaboratively by qualified andverified individuals. They are then peerreviewed by teams of world renownedphysicians, authors and editors.
It's a rigorousprocess designed to create evidence basedrecommendations using the mostcurrent medical information.
We will earn the trust of patients and theirphysicians along the way.
Our blockchainledger will support the construction and maintenance of acomplete and cutting edge libraryof medicine on our current onlineplatform.
We aim to recruit the best physicians that our money can buyin every specialty.
Ourlibrary is intended to aid a widecommunity of medical professionals including specialists,general practitioners, physicians assistants,nurse practitioners and registerednurses.
And all of this information will be served to thegeneral public without cost or advertisements.
PeerAtlas will sign contracts with physiciansto create its library at first while continuallyimproving its user interfacewith blockchain bounties for developers.
Later a voluntarydonation system using the PeerAtlasblockchain will benefit new contentcreators directly and motivate them to keeptop quality advice flowing to patients.
Many ethicalcompromises present in some of today'sfinest medical resources are absentby design in PeerAtlas.
These conflict of interestsinclude reliance on advertisingrevenue. Reliance on subscription revenue.Financial relationships with drug companies or the manufacturersof medical devices. And founders compromisedby fiscal or ideologicaldependence.
PeerAtlas has taken steps to harnessits powerful blockchain technology toreward qualified individuals that can help itsmission in a transparent and ethicalmanner.
The mission of PeerAtlas is to instantly spread the mostmodern techniques and knowledge in healthcare,free of charge, worldwide.
Weare looking for people who share our vision. People whowant to change which patients are treated with the bestavailable medical knowledgeand techniques.
Decentralizedapps or dAPPS are super hotright now. Enormous sums ofmoney and brain power are flowing into the sector,and very exciting things are happening.
Butwhat a pity that it's so hard for beginnings to gain afoothold. Developing and bringing yourdAPP to market was no walk in the park untilnow.
Are you worried that it's too difficult or it's going to be a painto learn all these new languages and toolkits? Notwith Lisk.
We're doing it very differently.
It makes for a much lower barrier to entryand encourages rapid developmentcycles.
With Lisk, every decentralizedapplication is running in its own side chainwith no limits as opposed to a single bloatedblockchain.
Lisk has a strong focus onan excellent user experience, making itaccessible for everyone.
Do you want to sell yourown dApp and rapidly turn your start-up into a successfulbusiness? With our integrated dApp store youcan.
Are you ready forLisk?
Get your share of Lisk in theICO, it will only last a few weeks so this is yourchance.
Zcoin is a digital cryptocurrencythat puts financial privacy at theforefront where your transactions are completely untraceable.
It is built on the solid fundamentalsof the Zerocoin paper, one of the mostcited cryptography papers' today.
Bitcoinand most other cryptocurrencies are not really anonymous asall transactions since the founding of the coin arepermanently open for the public to view.
Researchers,governments and law enforcement agencies havemade significant strides in using meta data andpattern analysis to reveal the real world identities of bitcoinholders.
This is a serious privacyproblem.
Imagine having all of your transaction historyand spending habits revealed orworse, innocently editing up with coins that have beentainted from illegal activities.
Not only is yourprivacy at risk, your coins could be seizedor you could even be implicated in crime you didn'tcommit.
Other attempts to anonymize transactionsinvolving mixing transactions with other people'stransactions but this still means that the real transaction is somewhere inthere. And its privacy is reliant on howmany transactions you are mixing with.
These models still providean analyzable network map of links.
Zcoin uses zero knowledge proofs tomake truly untraceable coins.
You mint a coin byburning it up and generate a mathematicalproof that you burn it.
This proof allows you to redeem a newcoin with new previous transactionhistory. A clean slate.
The genius laysin that the proof doesn't reveal which coin youminted, thus there is no relationship that can be drawn from the coin that youminted and the brand new coni that you redeemed.
No history to analyze. No mixingrequired. Just truly untraceablecoins.
Steem is a social blockchain that grows communit..
Steem was built to empowerpeople across the world. The Steem blockchainhas many ways for the regular person to earncryptocurrency.
In Steem, regularpeople get rewarded with Steem for created and curatingcontent as well as for mining, trading andholding the currency.
Similar to other cryptocurrencies,it pays contributors bycreating new tokens at a set rate with specificrules.
The technology that powers Steemhas publicly demonstrated its ability to process thousands ofactions per second which is more than enough capacityto handle several times the activity of some popularsocial media platforms such as Reddit.com
In social media applications, Steemrewards users with Steem dollars and votingpower for posting and curating quality content from all overthe internet.
One application for this isSteemit.com.
50% ofSteem's content rewards are paid asSteem Power which gives the winners more power tocurate content and get Steem rewards. And the other50% of all Steem's content rewards are paid in Steemdollars which drives their use.
In payments andremittance, the Steem dollar is a cryptocurrencythat is always worth about $1 worth ofSteem.
With this, anyone can reward,pay and remit to others without the monetaryand cognitive costs of price swings.
Thestability of the Steem dollar represents an opportunityto serve the 2 billion unbanked people on ourplanet.
For other types of people, Steem representsopportunities for our creators, curators,remitters, merchants, market makers,shoppers, entrepreneurs, bloggers,commenters, internet readers,community leaders, referrers and sign-up party hosts.
Check out Steem's informational website,Steem.io to learn more.
Or meetup with the community in the Steem Slack channel byfollowing thislink.
Whatis Aeternity? Aeternity is a newblockchain platform that solves the issues ofscalability, privacy and transactionspeed.
Built by an experiencedteam, Aeternity is a next generation technologythat takes the lessons from big projects like Bitcoinand Ethereum.
What makes Aeternity different from otherblockchains?
Aeternity hasseveral unique features that make it different from otherblockchains. The technology aims to be ready formainstream adoption by providing three keyelements.
One, statechannels. Users interact with each other instantly andprivately. Your business interactions arekept off chain without having to exposeyour transactions or smart contracts publicly.
Thisalso keeps the blockchain light and robust for years.
There is no limit to the volume of transactions beingprocessed at the same time. Aeternity is lighteningfast.
Two, the hybrid proof ofwork and proof of stake system.Consensus is achieved by proof ofwork, this means that people can mine the tokens on almostall devices including smart phones.
This is truely decentralized mining.
The governancemechanism runs a proof of stake model basedon prediction markets.
Three, theoracle machine. Oracle machines allowyou to connect real world data to smartcontracts. Any publicly availabledata can be integrated such as electionresults, weather conditions, sportevent results, and commodityprices like gold and oil.
Thisopen up the field for major use cases.Think of financial applications,supply chain management, information markets,insurance andgaming.
Combining these three elements,Aeternity breaks the bottleneck to even further adoption ofblockchain technology with countless use casesand payment solutions, trade finance, andthe internet of things.
How isAeternity unique?
Aeternity will come with theessential applications available at the launch of theplatform, making it immediately useful.
Aeternity is working on educational programsto support businesses and developers to findtheir own use cases.
An incubator foundationwill support projects that build upon theAeternity platform.
Aeternity, a lightand secure platform to bring the blockchain technology to thenext level.