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The Dash Fork, PIVX Cryptocurrency Brings Private Instant Verified Transactions to the Masses

Bitcoin Press Release: PIVX cryptocurrency, forked from DASH v0.12.0.x core uses custom PoS, changes name from Darknet to enable private, instant and verified transactions.

March 15, 2017 – PIVX (Private Instant Verified Transaction), formerly known as Darknet offers an upgraded DASH v0.12.0.x clean fork based cryptocurrency with custom Proof of Stake (PoS) code to the community. The open source cryptocurrency platform has replaced the previous Proof of Work (PoW) consensus algorithm to bring private, instant and verified transactions to the masses.

Through its latest changes, PIVX has eliminated the dependency on resource intensive hardware for mining, like in the case of other PoW cryptocurrencies. Instead, the community members can earn PIVX by holding on to some tokens in their wallet while keeping it connected to the internet. The platform’s latest PoS 2.0 algorithm allows any device running a PIVX wallet, irrespective of its technical specification or operating system to take part in the staking process and earn rewards.

Being a Dash fork, PIVX utilizes Bitcoin Core by default. It uses the current Bitcoin v0.10.x core in combination with some already committed v0.13.2 updates. Since its launch on January 31, 2016, PIVX has been the only PoS cryptocurrency to be based on Bitcoin Core v0.10.x or above, making it the most up to date and technically advanced PoS cryptocurrencies in the market.

PIVX inherits all the technical features of Dash, including the masternodes, instant transfers, and private transfers. The PIVX team is working on further improving the platform by updating it to v0.12.1.x Dash core with enhanced features like IPv6 support, along with the existing IPv4 and TOR Network support.

The PIVX cryptocurrency network has a block time of 60 seconds with fixed block rewards. The custom seesaw algorithm incorporated in the system dynamically alters the rewards split between a masternode and staking nodes. Detailed information about the seesaw algorithm is available in PIVX’s whitepaper.

The PIVX team is one of the first to explore the implementation of libzerocoin protocol with non-optional minting to the platform. A successful integration of the zerocoin protocol will further enhance the network privacy, making every end-to-end transaction untraceable.

PIVX believes in having an inclusive governance by the community. The team is currently involved in discussions to further improve the existing masternode voting system by including non-masternode PIVX holders in the decision-making process and utilization of its block reward budget. These discussions are held as publicly viewable live meetings for increased transparency continuing until an ideal governance solution is devised and implemented.

With these features, PIVX hopes to revolutionize the world of private cryptocurrency, in terms of monetization and exchange methods.

About PIVX

PIVX is a multifaceted community-centric endeavor in the blockchain tech and cryptocurrency realms. It offers a transactional security and privacy-centric, decentralized open source cryptocurrency for the community.

Learn more about PIVX at – https://pivx.org/
Read PIVX whitepaper at – https://pivx.org/what-is-pivx/white-papers/

Media Contact

Contact Name: PIVX Marketing Team
Contact Email: media@pivx.org

PIVX is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

 

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Status Introduces CommitETH: A tool for enabling community driven development models

Extending GitHub to allow for incentivized contributions to open source projects

Singapore, March 14, 2017. The development team behind Status, the leading mobile decentralized web browser for Ethereum, is pleased to introduce CommitETH, a tool designed to foster open source software development. Our hope is that CommitETH will not only create stronger incentives for developers to get involved with open source projects, but also provide greater utility to app tokens, and provide token holders with direct say in the development direction of projects in the ecosystem.

As the web continues its shift towards decentralized business models powered by blockchains and protocol tokens, CommitETH will play a vital role in the evolution of their governance models and decision-making processes.

With CommitETH (https://commiteth.com/), holders of ETH, and soon ERC-20 tokens will be able to directly stake their holdings to drive the development of new features, the priority of bug fixes, and the implementation of integrations with other decentralized applications. This will have the impact of maximizing network effects and developer mindshare, expediting the rate of innovation and evolution across the Ethereum network as a whole.

At Status our mission is to make the decentralized web easy to access and interact with for all. The release of CommitETH marks the first step towards a decentralized organizational structure, by establishing a mechanism that will democratize our development, leading to a product created for the community by the community, something far more useful than we could build on our own.

The first release runs on the Ropsten Testnet, and developers and open source communities are encouraged to experiment and provide feedback.

Follow CommitETH

Homepage: https: https://commiteth.com/
Twitter: https: https://twitter.com/commiteth
Facebook: https: https://www.facebook.com/CommitETH/
Github: https: https://github.com/status-im/commiteth

About Status.im

Status is a messenger and browser to access the decentralized web of Ethereum. With the high level goals of preserving our collective right as humans to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute to the cause.

Homepage: https://status.im/
Slack: http://slack.status.im/
Wiki: https://wiki.status.im/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ethstatus
Github: https://github.com/status-im

Media Contact
Carl Bennetts
carl@status.im

 

Status is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

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Status Introduces CommitETH: A tool for enabling community driven development models

Evolve Markets Makes It Possible to Trade a Range of Assets Using Bitcoin

Bitcoin Press Release: Evolve Markets allows Bitcoin users to trade a range of commodities on a highly secure trading platform.

March 13, 2017, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Evolve Markets offers Bitcoin community members a chance to trade a variety of traditional assets including Forex, Commodities, Indices and even Cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin. The highly secure platform, known for its latest state-of-the-art security measures connects independent traders to the potential of global financial assets while using Bitcoin payment protocol.

Evolve Markets aims to provide an easy-to-use trading platform to the cryptocurrency community so that they can get the best out of the market. Users registering on Evolve Markets can start trading in no time by funding their accounts with the popular digital currency. Armed with a Bitcoin-funded account, traders can access the most liquid global markets and execute profitable trades. The platform maintains account balances in Bitcoin, which a user can withdraw at any time without paying withdrawal fees.

Evolve Markets is a feature rich platform with powerful financial tools, institutional liquidity, and high-end Tier 4 institutional infrastructure. Some of the features include instant account approval, deposits tradable in minutes, Bitcoin BIT base currency accounts, up to 1:500 leverage, MetaTrader WebTrader, and negative balance protection.

Evolve Markets takes the security of funds, user information, and data very seriously. Learning from the experiences of other trading platforms in the cryptocurrency industry, which were hacked in the recent times, the platform ensures that all incoming Bitcoin deposits from its traders are stored in cold storage. Even the Bitcoin withdrawals on the platform are managed manually to prevent any attacks or unexpected machine errors by manually verifying and executing each request. Other additional security measures include database encryption across multiple layers and two-factor authentication using MetaTrader 4 Password or Google Authenticator.

The platform also has an attractive affiliate structure, encouraging traders to refer Evolve Markets to their peers. The Evolve Markets Affiliate and Introducing Broker programs give users an opportunity to earn a substantial ongoing commission for every trade executed by those referred by them. The “lifelong” commission is paid in Bitcoin directly to the referrer’s MetaTrader account. Evolve Markets also provides affiliate link and commission tracking feature to maintain a transparent structure that will allow traders to track the commissions earned from their referrals.

Evolve Markets will continue to work on adding more features to the platform. Meanwhile, Bitcoin and trading community members can access the platform and start trading here.

About Evolve Markets

Evolve Markets is a privately-owned IBC in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The trading platform specializes only in Bitcoin-denominated accounts and adopts a Straight Through Processing (STP) execution model. The tradable financial assets supported on the platform includes forex, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies.

Learn more about Evolve Markets at – https://evolve.markets
Register on Evolve Markets – https://clients.evolve.markets/join/
Learn more about Evolve Markets affiliate program at – https://evolve.markets/about/partners/

Media Contact

Contact Name: Peter Spyro, Managing Director
Contact Email: ps@evolve.markets
Company: Evolve Markets LTD
Location: Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Evolve Markets is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

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Evolve Markets Makes It Possible to Trade a Range of Assets Using Bitcoin

Internet of Coins Launches Hybrid Asset on Multiple Blockchains

Bitcoin Press Release: Internet of Coins announces the launch of “hybrid asset”, a multi-blockchain token. Crowdsale goes live on March 21, 2017.

March 13, 2017, Netherlands – Internet of Coins, a non-profit cryptocurrency technology development organization has announced the launch of “Hybrid Asset”, an inter-systemic, cross blockchain token. Currently, under development, the asset enables transfer of value between ledger systems without needing any update or adaptation of the existing cryptocurrency source code.

As a part of its initiative, the organization has announced an upcoming Internet of Coins crowdsale on March 21, 2017. The platform has early bird options in place for investors interested in receiving a 5% discount during the crowdsale. They can avail more details about it by contacting the organization on its website.

The Internet of Coins team presented a live demonstration of the transactional operating system and the graphical user interface that powers the novel hybrid asset blockchain technology. The presentation on Bitcoin Wednesday at A-Lab in Amsterdam was well received by the cryptocurrency community and industry peers.

The development team has been working relentlessly on the project codes since the launch of its whitepaper in 2014. They recently announced Coinstorm, the project launch campaign. Through Coinstorm, Internet of Coins is encouraging a revolutionary collaboration among cryptocurrency enthusiasts to decentralize the alternative economy scene further.

The founder of Internet of Coins, Joachim de Koning said,

“Our goal is to create a coherent whole out of the decentralized economy initiatives we see today. There are more than a few decentralized exchange initiatives out there that we are bonding together to form a decentralized financial web.”

Internet of Coins’ hybrid asset functions as a dynamic portfolio, spreading the risk from holding value on a single blockchain to storing it on multiple chains. It diversifies the technical and economic risks over multiple value systems housing the assets. Designed with a strong meta-level approach, the hybrid asset offers safety from cryptocurrency volatility and blockchain failures by providing a new vehicle for value storage.

The co-founder of Internet of Coins, Robert de Groot describing the project’s aim said,

“With this system, we aim to make everyone an exchange, to take away the risks of trusting a centralized third party and to connect alternative economies across geographical borders. Exchanging value should become as easy as swapping files; we aim for Internet of Coins to become the Bittorrent of cryptocurrencies and asset systems.”

The founders of Internet of Coins expect the hybrid asset distribution to lead to an increase in liquidity on decentralized exchanges while ensuring interconnectivity between different cryptocurrency systems with their own values and beliefs about what decentralized value is and how it should work.

About Internet of Coins

Internet of Coins is a not for profit initiative created to maintain decentralization of cryptocurrency infrastructure by allowing cross-compatibility of digital assets between blockchains. The organization aims to enable the free and unlimited exchange of value among blockchain-based systems and other financial systems.

Learn more about Internet of Coins at – https://internetofcoins.org
Know more about Coinstorm – https://coinstorm.net
Internet of Coins whitepaper – https://internetofcoins.org/public/uploads/whitepaper_ioc.pdf
Watch the Internet of Coins project presentation on YouTube – https://youtu.be/4hucm3y4sms

Media Contact

Contact Name: Robert de Groot
Contact Email: info@internetofcoins.org
Location: De Klomp, Netherlands

Internet of Coins is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

 

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PlayAmo Makes an Entry into the Bitcoin Market with a €2.5 Million Investment

Bitcoin Press Release: The online casino platform, PlayAmo invests €2.5 Million to tap into the Bitcoin market, offers attractive promotions and payouts.

March 10, 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus – PlayAmo, a popular online casino platform trusted by many in Sweden, Norway, Turkey, and Russia has entered the cryptocurrency gambling segment. The platform has made a significant €2.5 Million investment to expand its services to include Bitcoin payments while offering attractive promotions and bonuses.

PlayAmo has found the use of Bitcoin and blockchain technology in online gaming attractive. The platform, for the benefit of its existing users and cryptocurrency community members, has decided to enter the Bitcoin market. PlayAmo also plans to extend the use of blockchain technology to its current player base.

The Commercial Director of PlayAmo, Angela Sacco, explaining the platform’s decision to enter the Bitcoin market said,

“First time we heard about Bitcoin market was at a gambling conference in Amsterdam. We were quite shocked to know about the huge market size and realized how poor the competition is. Our goals are tremendous and that is why our partners invested more than €2.5 million in this market. The biggest part of this money goes to promotions for our members and guarantees of payments for high rollers. We are going to become trustful partners, same as we are in Sweden and other countries where we work.”

PlayAmo has been in the online casino business since 2015. With over 80,000 registered players, the platform has a steadily growing user base. It is known for the exciting promotions. As of March 2017, PlayAmo users can take part in the €30,000 NetEnt Spring Challenge competition and the automatic VIP system that offers a Ferrari as the main gift. They can also avail generous bonus packages.

The entry into Bitcoin market has allowed PlayAmo to open its doors for an entirely new segment of players. The cryptocurrency community can now wager on an attractive casino platform and benefit from the exciting gifts, promotions, and bonuses offered by PlayAmo.

About PlayAmo

Launched in 2015, PlayAmo one of the leading online gambling platforms created by experienced casino players and enthusiasts. The high-end casino platform offers games from some of the best developers in the industry.

Learn more about PlayAmo at – https://www.playamo.com/

Media Contact

Contact Name: Dan
Contact Email: dan@playamo.com
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

PlayAmo is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

 

 

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ARK Mainnet Goes Live on March 21, 2017, Token Distribution to Follow

Bitcoin Press Release: ARK blockchain ecosystem gears up for the mainnet (main blockchain) launch on March 21, 2017.

March 9, 2017, France – The blockchain ecosystem, ARK proudly announces the launch of its mainnet — the ARK blockchain on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Along with the genesis block, the platform will also generate all the ARK tokens for distribution amongst the Token Exchange Campaign (TEC) participants.

A result of few months of extensive coding and testing, the mainnet launch will mark a major accomplishment for both the ARK Crew and ARK Community. The team behind the development of mainnet prioritized core’s stability over the speed of delivery to ensure a flawless, efficient system. ARK Crew expresses its gratitude to the understanding community that has been supporting them all along.

Once the genesis block is created on March 21, 2017, at 19:00 UTC, the crowd sale participants will be able to visit http://tec.ark.io/ to claim their ARK tokens. They can start withdrawing the tokens into their personal ARK wallets or addresses. ARK TEC participants and community members can also download an updated version of the ARK personal desktop wallet from the website before March 21st. At the same time, ARK insists existing wallet users to upgrade their ARK wallets to the latest mainnet version before launch.

The ARK Crew will soon start adding bounties to the Token Exchange website or manually process them after the mainnet launch, ensuring ample time for verifying the network before distribution. ARK will make the exchanges available to the community during the initial launch period. While additional details about the exchanges are limited at this time, the platform will soon update more information on its Slack Chat and official blog during the mainnet launch.

About ARK

A new decentralized digital asset token, ARK is based on a much-advanced blockchain technology and is meant for mass consumer adoption. ARK, with its extensive capabilities, incorporates some of the best features like SmartBridge Technology, allowing it to communicate with other blockchains. It uses Encoded Listeners that listens for any communication sent via the ARK SmartBridge vendor fields inserted as small code snippets by participating blockchains. The SmartBridge can be utilized by other coins like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and even SmartBridge Apps.

ARK is the first Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) consensus based cryptotoken, with initial upgrades like HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) Wallets. ARK has made significant improvements to its DPoS algorithm and the Lisk codebase from which it was forked.

ARK Updates

Significant upgrades made to ARK ecosystem includes the replacement of sidechains with SmartBridge, removal of custom node version, UI (for stability and security reasons), changes in constants like block time, block rewards, etc.

ARK now adds simple PBFT before forging a new block. It has also made some changes to the address format, keeping it close to the Bitcoin type addressing format while enabling HD Wallet (as per BIP32) functionality. Other changes include completely rewritten node management (using single Node-Manager and messaging system), forging round management (removal of mem-round, reward block fee to forger – zero delay reward) and an addition of 64 bytes Vendor Field as the first SmartBridge iteration.

In-memory Peer management processing for improved efficiency, strengthened transaction management and broadcast core functionality, division of relay nodes and forging nodes, modified nodes broadcast pattern for improved transaction speeds and SPV support for lite clients are some of the other additional updates included in the mainnet.

Once the ARK mainnet is launched, the platform intends to add IPFS as first class citizen (using SmartBridge addressing), improve the protocol (uncle forging, voting weights), remove unsecure APIs and create routing tables.

The ARK network is secured by 51 delegate nodes, chosen by a voting process involving public votes with ARK tokens. Each ARK token containing wallet will be eligible to cast one vote during the launch. However, once the mainnet starts operating smoothly, the voting mechanism will change to support multiple votes per wallet.

Approximately one week after the mainnet launch, ARK will introduce Community Forging at block 75,600, allowing anyone to run a forging node by making use of the ARK Commander Node installer and monitoring tool (instructions available on the blog). ARK has successfully tested 25 transactions per second, with 8 second block times on its testnet. However, the newly launched mainnet will be hard coded for 5 TPS, to be scaled on demand.

ARK once again expresses its gratitude to the community and ARK TEC participants for making the initiative possible. It invites people to submit their queries, support requests, and suggestions on the official ARK Slack channel.

Learn more about ARK at – http://ark.io/
Access ARK whitepaper at – https://ark.io/whitepaper
ARK on Bitcoin Talk – https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1649695.0
ARK on GitHub – https://www.github.com/ArkEcosystem
Learn more about SmartBridge at – https://www.smithandcrown.com/ark-smartbridging-blockchains/

ARK Crew Interviews

Managing Director – http://thebitcoinpodcast.com/episode-102/
Managing Director and Lead Developer – https://youtu.be/VnES7nR-MEY
Managing Director and Board Member – https://soundcloud.com/errorbytrial/blockchain-dynamics-episode-42-12182016

Media Contact

Contact Name: Travis Walker
Contact Email: pr@ark.io
Location: France

ARK is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

 

 

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Oshi Bitcoin Casino Launches Revolutionary Custom Bonus Feature

Bitcoin Press Release: Oshi Bitcoin Casino now allows players to customize in-game spins and bonuses with its new bonus feature “Build Your Bonus”.

March 8, 2017, Curacao – Oshi Casino has announced their exclusive personalized bonus system. The “Build Your Bonus” system offers players a unique betting experience by enabling them to modify both the number of in-game spins and the bonus percentages.

The new feature, launched on January 31, 2017, doesn’t force the players to stick to generic bonus settings. The “Build Your Bonus” feature lets new players utilize custom dials to choose a balance between 500 free spins at one end of the dial and a maximum bonus of 150% on the other. The bonus percentage selected will affect the number of free spins and vice versa. The bonuses are slightly smaller for established Oshi Casino veterans, but a seasoned Oshi Casino player can still receive a maximum 40% match bonus. When the match dial is at 0%, players entitled to a reload bonus can also receive up to 80 Free Spins.

After choosing the preferred currency, the player can select their specific bonus settings. The unique settings will create a bonus code in the box below, which can be easily copied via clipboard and entered at the deposit stage. To take advantage of this unique new bonus feature, a minimum deposit between €10 and €48, or 0.02 BTC and 0.096 BTC is required. In addition to Bitcoin, Oshi Casino supports fiat currencies such as USD, AUD, RUB, and SEK. The custom bonus generated using the “Build Your Bonus” feature can be availed once every day.

Besides the custom bonus feature, Oshi Casino offers a range of special offers including Deposit Free Welcome Package, a 15 Free Spin Offer, as well as weekly and daily reward bonuses.

Right now, there is a huge plethora of Bitcoin Casinos to choose from. But very few of them offer players the unique experience of customizing their bonuses. With this new bonus feature, a quick registration process, provably fair gaming and a strong focus on online Casino Games, Oshi Casino presents itself as a very attractive option for online players looking for a slightly more personal touch to their betting experience.

About Oshi Casino

Launched in 2016, Oshi Casino is a fully licensed platform owned and operated by Direx N.V. The platform offers a range of game titles from leading providers like SoftSwiss, NetEnt, BetSoft, Amatic, Endorphina, Ezugi, Habanero, iSoftBet, MtSlotty and Pocket Dice. Oshi Casino is a provably fair platform certified by iTech Labs. The games offered on Oshi Casino includes Slot games, Table games, Roulette Wheels, BlackJack, Live Tables, Poker-based Games, Video Poker and Card Games.

Learn more about Oshi Casino at – https://kb.oshi.io/?ht_kb=bonus-crafter-help
Access Oshi’s Build Your Bonus feature at – https://oshi.io

Media Contact

Contact Name: Tzvi Shishler
Contact Email: info@4kingmedia.com/marko.csokasi@oshi.io
Location: Curacao

Oshi Casino is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

 

 

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