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Hamster Marketplace: The Decentralized, Blockchain-Based Start-Up Poised to Disrupt Online Marketplaces Announces Its’ Development, ICO Set for Q4 2018

Bitcoin Press Release: UK-Based Hamster Marketplace give details of their roadmap, ethos and platform operation, and announce their ICO, which is set for Q4 of 2018 – The final date is to be announced at the end of the month.

November 7th, 2017, London, United Kingdom: “Hamster Marketplace” is aiming to develop the world’s first mainstream blockchain based online marketplace. Disrupting a space which has traditionally been dominated by household names such as Amazon, Ebay, and Alibaba. Hamster Marketplace will bring the benefits of the Blockchain to this space – Improvements which it believes are well needed, and will be well received. Funding the development of the project will be the Hamster Marketplace ICO sale – Where the Native ERC20-Based HMPT Tokens will be available for purchase.

Marketplaces in Recent Times

In recent times, centralised marketplaces like Ebay, Alibaba and Amazon have catered increasingly toward large-scale manufacturers and resellers. These platforms benefit those with a larger advertising budget, more sales, and a higher amount of product diversification, based on SEO and analytics at work within the marketplaces. Larger companies also have access to entire teams of sales professionals, whereas start-ups and sole traders likely handle this side of the business themselves or with vastly-reduced manpower. The stifling of small-enterprise-created technological advances and discoveries is thusly high; would both small businesses and the consumer market not be better off in the long-run if there were a marketplace which catered especially for those at the “bottom of the ladder”?

Enter Hamster Marketplace – Who are building a transparent and fair, decentralized platform focused on niche electronics, where customers and innovators meet and make deals with no extra charges from intermediaries. On Hamster Marketplace, millions of customers will receive a unique range of one-of-a-kind products and thousands of vendors from all over the world will get access to markets that they do not currently have access to. The idea for a decentralised trading platform which would be managed by the producers and in the interests of the producers themselves came to the CEO of Hamster Marketplace LLP, Russian entrepreneur and electronics producer Denis Bulavin.

How will the Market Function?

The function of the market will use the Blockchain to not only guarantee authenticity of all payments and transactions effected across Hamster Marketplace, but to directly connect Vendors to Customers, taking advantage of the Blockchain’s ever-potent ability to harness big data, and seamlessly connect users. Hamster Marketplace will charge a significantly lower fee for use of its’ platform than traditional marketplaces, by cutting out intermediaries and payment processors, who have been traditionally expensive and often slow in delivery in the past.

Additionally, Hamster boasts the only Vendor-controlled market, preventing crowding-out or overrule with unfair fees or policies in the future from marketplace owners. Hamster Marketplace will provide differing benefits to stakeholders, ranging from Customers, to Producers, and the Participants in the ICO process. These can be found below:

For buyers and technology fans

  • A unique set of gadgets and electronics
  • Inventions, DIY, and products for any needs
  • Selective offers without fakes and at the manufacturer’s price

For producers

  • Large audience with a demand for niche electronics
  • Minimum costs for positioning and promotion
  • The ability to take their sales and production to a new level

For ICO participants

  • Early access to platform testing
  • Discounts from producers

Hamster Market ICO

At this stage, Hamster Marketplace is ready to announce the start of its’ ICO-campaign with a special range of bonuses for the participants. 14,000,000 HMT Tokens will be available during the ICO process, with $28,000,000 in funding being sought in total. Conversion rate will be $2/HMT, with participants able to swap their ETH for HMT, at the mutual exchange rate in USD. Upon completion of the ICO, unused HMT will be burnt to preserve the value of the tokens.

The early investors will be the first to get access to platform testing, as well as a number of discounts from the producers. Participants are welcome to take part in the ICO of HMT tokens, and will be able to find the start-date of the ICO by the end of November. Visit the Hamster Marketplace Website to subscribe to updates about the ICO.

Want to read more? Visit the links below for more information.

Visit the Hamster Website: https://hmstr.io/
See the Hamster Whitepaper: https://hmstr.io/whitepaper
Read About the Token: https://hmstr.io/#token
See the Hamster Roadmap: https://hmstr.io/#roadmap
Meet the Hamster Team: https://hmstr.io/#team
Check out the FAQ: https://hmstr.io/#faq
Read the Blog: https://medium.com/@HamsterMarketplace
Visit the Twitter: https://twitter.com/HamsterMarket
Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HMSTRmarketplace/
Chat on Telegram: https://t.me/hmstr
Hamster’s Bitcointalk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2205286
Slack Here: https://publicslack.com/slacks/https-hamstermarketplace-slack-com/invites/new

Media Contact:
Name: Denis Bulavin
Email: info@hamster.io
Location: London, United Kingdom

Hamster Marketplace 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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Hamster Marketplace: The Decentralized, Blockchain-Based Start-Up Poised to Disrupt Online Marketplaces Announces Its’ Development, ICO Set for Q4 2018

Token Security Scheme: A Cybersecurity Platform that Safeguards All Crypto-assets Launches its ICO on 6 November

Bitcoin Press Release:Taking security technology behind the banking and payment card industry of digital key management and applying it to the blockchain technology to enhance security and minimize theft of crypto-assets.

Nov 5th, 2017, Singapore – Token Security Scheme (TSS) has announced today that their token sale will begin on 6 November. It will utilize funds from the campaign to build Distributed Hardware Security Modules (DHSM) infrastructure, which will be set up in Enhanced Payment Card Industry (EPCI) security compliant facilities located around the world. These facilities will be regularly audited by certified professionals to ensure up-to-date compliance.

Next, the DHSM network will be further expanded to forge more partnerships with key players located globally to set up more facilities. Users can look forward to trading with a peace of mind that their digital assets are secured in multiple locations and immune to destruction by disasters or malicious parties. The platform’s main security features are:

  • Distributed safekeeping of the private keys over various geographical locations
  • Multisig verifications
  • Continuous certifications by PCI compliance professional auditors
  • Key recovery with stringent authentication
  • Development of trusted nodes for permissioned blockchain

“The project helps investors of cryptocurrencies to safekeep their digital assets for their future generations. They can sleep soundly knowing that their wealth accumulated would not be taken away from them easily.” – Abraham Kee, Co-Founder of 5M Holdings.

Together with their technology partners, TSS will develop and host use cases such as:

  • Cryptocurrency wallet providers
  • Cryptocurrency exchanges
  • Safe identity repositories
  • Permissioned and permissionless blockchains and more

With these plans in place, Token Security Scheme hopes to make the blockchain a safer place to carry out crypto-activities, enhance security and minimize the theft of crypto-assets from individuals and businesses.

Token Details
Token Code: TSS
Token Type: Ethereum ERC20

Token Sale Details

The upcoming token sale will allow participants to purchase a maximum of 100,000,000 TSS tokens to support and bring the security platform project to fruition.The only currency accepted when purchasing tokens is Ethereum and there are exclusive bonuses available depending on the phase contributed. Here are the details :

Week 1: 15% Bonus
(1 ETH = 1150 TSS)
Start: 06 Nov 2017 00:00 UTC+8
End: 13 Nov 2017 00:00 UTC+8

Weeks 2 & 3: 10% Bonus
(1 ETH = 1100 TSS)
Start: 13 Nov 2017 00:00 UTC+8
End: 27 Nov 2017 00:00 UTC+8

Week 4: 5% Bonus
(1 ETH = 1050 TSS)
Start 27 Nov 2017 00:00 UTC+8
End: 04 Dec 2017 00:00 UTC+8
Those interested in purchasing the token to become a part of the initiative can visit TSS website at https://www.tsstoken.com/ on 6 November when the sale goes live.

Contacts & ICO Information
TSS ICO Website | 5M Holdings Website

About 5M Holdings Pte Ltd / Parent company of Token Security Scheme

5M Holdings was created with the vision to make blockchain an inclusive technology, to unlock its full potential for all communities globally. To make this vision a reality, a secure and robust platform will be created by their team of security experts to protect an individual’s or business’ digital assets, preventing it from being hacked and used for malicious means.

This platform will be scalable enough for other use cases of blockchain technology to be built upon, such as cryptocurrency exchanges, wallet providers, permissionless and permissioned block chains like food safety blockchains and more. With greater security, comes endless possibilities. It’s first project is Token Security Scheme – Making blockchain safer for everyday use that will begin ICO on 6 November 2017.

Name: Benjamin Bay
Contact Email Address: ben@tsstoken.com
Website / URL https://www.tsstoken.com/Whitepaper Link: https://www.tsstoken.com/home_files/white-paper.pdfBitcointalk
Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2177307
Learn more about TSS Token at – https://www.tsstoken.com/

Media Contact
Contact Name: 5M Holdings Pte LtdMedia
Contact Email: Addressben@tsstoken.com
Location: Singapore

Disclaimer: 5M Holdings 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. ROI cannot be guaranteed. Readers are urged to make investment decisions at their own discretion and the company will not be responsible for the outcome of such decisions. This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations they are based on will occur.

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ANYBITS Altcoin Exchange Offering Free Trading Until 2018

Bitcoin Press Release: Anybits, a new altcoin exchange that provides an online tool for users to freely trade between a number of different virtual cryptocurrencies, has launched its service to the public.

Nov 3rd, 2017, Dublin, Ireland – Proudly introduced at Blockchain & Bitcoin conference in Kiev, Ukraine earlier in October, Ireland based Anybits is an exchange platform for the most popular cryptocurrencies and digital funds such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dash, Ethereum, and many more.

Powered and managed by established and reputable crypto-to-fiat exchange, Bitsane.com, Anybits is the fastest growing, real-time altcoin trading platform with a constantly growing list of supported crypto assets.

Anybits has been designed for optimal accessibility, ease-of-use, and compatibility across all mobile devices for trading whenever and wherever. Deposits and withdrawal on the platform are instantaneous; transactions lightning fast and users’ registrations intuitive and simple.

Users on the platform can enroll in a generous affiliate program that offers them up to 50% referral commission. They will also be provided with margin trading and portfolio diversifying investment options when the platform fully launches.

In order to properly secure users’ funds, Anybits uses cold storage to protect funds and transactions. Users can also set up additional security measures for their accounts.

Anybits extensive suite of comprehensive APIs allows developers seamlessly develop and integrate their own cryptocurrency trading platforms.

Limited time only, Anybits offers FREE trading with no transaction fees till the end of Year 2017. To take advantage of this offer, use the following promotion code at the time of registration: H9F27D1V

Learn more about Anybits at – https://anybits.com

Media Contact
Contact Name: Aidas Rupsys
Contact Email: support@anybits.com
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Disclaimer: ANYBITS 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. ROI cannot be guaranteed. Readers are urged to make investment decisions at their own discretion and the company will not be responsible for the outcome of such decisions. This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations they are based on will occur.

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iExec Announces First SDK Release of its Decentralized Cloud At Devcon3 in Cancún, Mexico

Bitcoin Press Release: Blockchain startup iExec has announced the SDK release of its Decentralized cloud network at Devcon3 in Cancun, Mexico.

November 3, 2017, Lyon, France – Decentralized cloud network iExec has announced the release of its first Software Development Kit (SDK) product during Devcon3 in Cancún, Mexico. The service will enable blockchain applications to access an affordable, scalable, transparent and secure off-chain computing cloud. Several other announcements were made during the conference keynote of CEO Gilles Fedak’s, including the first App Store for decentralized applications, some recently-made partnerships, and a new research program.

iExec has been focused on building the first blockchain-based decentralized Cloud Computing platform for some time and this weeks announcement of its first SDK product at Devcon3 Conference follows months of stellar work by the iExec development team. The announcement is seen by the company as its first major goal on its roadmap to eventually create a future decentralized economy by providing a unique platform for unlimited computing power to blockchain applications,

iExec is also creating the first decentralized marketplace for cloud resources (servers, storage, applications and data sets). In April 2017, the company published its official white paper, detailing its plan to bring its vision to market. The team remains perfectly on track and has been delivering on schedule and up to promise.iExec is often known as the Airbnb for servers as its platform automatizes peer-to-peer interactions among users and providers in a safe, secure, transparent, and trustworthy blockchain experience.

On November 3rd, Gilles Fedak, PhD, CEO and co-founder of iExec, made several major announcements during his keynote speech at the (Devcon3) Ethereum Developer Conference:

  • Thanks to this first release, the developers are now able to overcome the limitations of the blockchain in terms of storage and computing capacities. By relying on the iExec SDK (Software Development Kit), developers can deploy and execute complex applications from the blockchain. This innovation, called “off-chain execution”, allows them to broaden the application usage of Ethereum and address an important scalability issue which is the high processing cost of “on-chain execution”.
  • In addition, developers are now able to earn RLC tokens by renting their applications on the blockchain. iExec has announced that developers will also be able to promote their business on the first App Store for decentralized applications. The targeted sectors are applications focused on AI, Big Data, IoT, fintech, and green IT. All the major digital trends could be powered by the platform.
  • Being very product-oriented, iExec has already started working with companies in order to see concrete deployments of its platform. The first proof-of-concept will be in finance. iExec wishes to stay at a cutting-edge level: PhDs are working on the state-of-the-art design of a proof-of-contribution protocol (PoCo) and on secure and trusted execution of off-chain computations.

During his address Gilles went on to outline the company’s recent progress, stating,

“This first version of iExec shows that we are able to overcome several limitations from the blockchain technology. We are proud to release this product only six months after the start of the project. It opens new perspectives for decentralized businesses and new opportunities for developers and startups,”

About Blockchain and Ethereum

Blockchain is the technology powering Bitcoin. It is the best way to assure traceability and transparency during digital transactions without the need of a third party. A blockchain is a chain of blocks recording and time-stamping each transaction. Ethereum is the second generation of blockchains, which can be programmed thanks to smart-contracts.

About iExec

The massive transformational goal of iExec is to provide the computing solution to each digital entrepreneur developing remarkable ideas on the blockchain. Indeed, iExec aims to create the platform providing unlimited computing power to blockchain applications that want to create the future of the decentralized economy.

The technology behind iExec leverages more than 15 years of work from its founders. Haiwu He and Gilles Fedak, who have published more than 80 scientific papers in the pioneering field of Desktop Grid and cloud computing. iExec released RLC tokens in April 2017, during an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), raising the equivalent of 12 M$ in less than 3 hours.

Learn more about iExec here – https://iex.ec/
Read the Whitepaper here – https://iex.ec/app/uploads/2017/04/iExec-WPv2.0-English.pdf
Find iExec on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/iexecteam/
Follow iExec on Twitter – https://twitter.com/iEx_ec
Official iExec Medium Blog – https://medium.com/iex-ec
Join iExec on Reddit – https://www.reddit.com/r/iexec/
Join iExec on Slack – https://slack.iex.ec/
Visit iExec on Bitcointalk here – https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1746241.0
Check out iExec on Github – https://github.com/iExecBlockchainComputing

Media Contact
Name: Jean Charles
Email: jean-charles.cabelguen@iex.ec
Company: iExec
Location: Lyon, France

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Every Ethereum Holder To Receive VIU Token Airdrop for Blockchain Video Platform

Every Ethereum Holder To Receive VIU Token Airdrop for Blockchain Video Platform

Bitcoin Press Release: Viuly is pleased to announce the distribution of VIU tokens to current Ethereum holders with its airdrop campaign on November 10th with the ETH snapshot taking place on November 5th, 2017. Those who hold at least 0.1 ETH will receive VIU tokens, used to transfer value within Viuly’s blockchain-based video sharing platform, as Viuly seeks to expand its user base and encourage adoption of the decentralized online video platform at https://viuly.io.

November 3rd, 2017 Tallin, Estonia – Decentralized video solutions startup Viuly will now expand its airdrop campaign to include the Ethereum community in the distribution of its platform’s native currency, VIU tokens. Every Ethereum holder of at least 0.1 ETH can expect to receive a share of VIU tokens at the rate of 5 VIU for every 1 ETH that they hold in their Ethereum wallets, with the ETH blockchain snapshot taking place on November 5th, 2017 and the aidrop taking place on November 10th, 2017.

500 000 000 VIU tokens will be distributed to to 1 000 000 ethereum holders.

To participate in the airdrop, users must be an active ethereum holder with a positive balance of minimum 0.10 ETH and maximum 1000 ETH in their personal wallet. No wallets from exchanges will be allowed to receive VIU tokens.

Important: To be able to claim these tokens users must have the ETH in a wallet that supports ERC20 tokens such as myetherwallet, or Mist on November 5th, 2017.

For more information on Viuly’s objectives and development roadmap, visit the Viuly website and read the official Viuly whitepaper here. The Alpha platform is available at: https://viuly.io

Distribution to ETH holders for wider distribution, accelerated adoption

This latest move reflects Viuly’s strategy for early adoption, based on a strategy of wide distribution. It hopes to leverage the potential of Ethereum’s widespread community and support, recognizing their potential to massively grow Viuly membership. It is envisioned that Ethereum holders who receive these free VIU tokens will be encouraged to use Viuly’s blockchain-based video sharing platform to create, upload and watch videos online – while earning further rewards from activity.

As VIU tokens are an ERC20-based token, Viuly advises that Ethereum holders intending to participate in the airdrop ensure that their ETH balances are held in wallets that they control, and able to receive ETH-based tokens. Wallets such as MyEtherWallet, Mist, Trezor and Nano will be able to receive tokens. Holders will not be able to claim VIU tokens from ETH balances held in online services such as other web wallets and cryptocurrency exchanges.

500 000 000 VIU tokens will be distributed to all ETH wallets with a balance of 0.1 ETH or more. Ethereum users will receive VIU tokens at the rate of 5 VIU tokens per 1 ETH of balance.

Viuly’s airdrop campaign will commence on November 10th. Following this, VIU tokens will begin listing on several exchanges in December 2017.

Try Viuly and see the future of how people will share and watch videos online

The current industry of online video sharing is a highly centralized one, controlled by major centralized platforms that act as middlemen between advertisers, content creators and users. Through decentralization, Viuly’s platform eliminates high commissions from ad revenues and places control of content within the network itself.

As a result, creators earn more from higher ad revenue, advertisers get better value from efficient marketing and users are rewarded with a share of revenues. Without centralized censorship to restrict content and limit viewing, authors gain creative freedom and users have free access.

Through blockchain innovation, the platform is based on the IPFS protocol, featuring a fully-decentralized distributed network of data storage that compensates individuals for storage. There is no more shared control centers, no more single point of failure.

About Viuly

Viuly’s mission is to disrupt the multi-billion dollar industry of online video sharing with its blockchain-based solution. Through decentralization and transparency, it aims to create a fair and open video network operating on an equitable model of revenue sharing.

VIU tokens are the native currency powering the Viuly video platform. They are used to transfer value between advertisers, content creators and users.

Viuly will be a full-fledged platform for users and content creators to share and watch videos, while immediately earning rewards for their interactions. This revolutionary ecosystem will enable a fair, unrestricted environment to share, watch, and upload any content.

Viuly’s revolutionary blockchain solution has already led to a firm backing of EUR 150,000 from Ukraine-based blockchain investor Krypton Capital. Together with Krypton Capital’s “smart money” philosophy, Viuly aims to establish strong ecosystems of related companies to grow values and revenues together.

 The Team

Viuly benefits from the vast experience of its founding team, with specialists in corporate management, blockchain business, marketing development, promotional strategy and project development. It also relies on support from an established financial technology advisory.

Some of its key team members include:

Ruslan Popa, Founder and CEO

Ruslan Popa has more than 12 years of experience creating and managing IT start-ups. He has served as CEO of several payment service providers, including the likes of RuPay, Qiwi and Rompay Solutions. Popa has an excellent track record of producing quick results and high financial performance in the companies he managed. LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ruslanpopa

Silviya Martirosyan, CMO

Silviya Martirosyan built her reputation as a strong and creative leader, launching and promoting some 30 projects in retail, corporate and financial sectors both at federal and regional levels. Martirosyan comes with six years of experience directly managing a team of nine sector experts. With her background in business administration and strategic management, she brings strong communication skills and solid marketing acumen to Viuly. LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/silviya-martirosyan-6b09b444

Aleksey Vasyanin, CDO

Aleksey Vasyanin spent more than a decade helping companies to create and structure their corporate profiles. As a project management expert, he helped create, structure and develop partner networks in a highly competitive telecom market. Skilled in e-commerce solutions, VAS services, financial planning and content production, Vasyanin also excelled at optimising business processes and personnel management. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleksey-vasyanin-54600048/

Yuriy Chayka, Advisor

Yury Chayka delves into his rich experience as an entrepreneur and investor to help develop Viuly’s vision. He is President of the Ukrainian E-business Association, ideologist and founder of Fintech Cluster.  He is also the founder of Ukraine’s first mobile wallet, MobiPay and co-founder and partner of fintech solutions provider Finovate Studio. He founded a slew of payment systems including RBKMoney, Autopay, Interkassa, MoneXy and mWallet. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuriychayka

Learn more on Viuly’s website: https://viuly.com
Read the Viuly Whitepaper: https://viuly.com/Viuly_Whitepaper.pdf
Check out the Viuly Alpha platform: https://viuly.io
Chat with Viuly on Telegram: https://t.me/viulyofficial
Follow Viuly on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ViulyOfficial
Join Viuly on bitcointalk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2191252
Catch up with Viuly on Medium: https://medium.com/@Viuly

Media Contact
Contact Name: Ruslan Popa
Contact: support@viuly.com
Location: Tallin, Estonia

Viuly 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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Refereum transforms game marketing and engagement; advised by Twitch and Unity

Bitcoin Press Release: Refereum, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency company founded by game industry veterans, is revolutionizing the way video game marketing and engagement is conducted via the blockchain.

September 24, 2017, San Francisco: Traditionally, game companies spend exorbitant amounts of money on marketing channels that often prove inefficient. Meanwhile, Twitch and YouTube personalities produce content about video games that is now more popular than televised sports, but they have no way effective way to work directly with game developers at scale. The Refereum cryptocurrency uses blockchain technology to bypass traditional advertising companies and complex legislative and geopolitical restrictions, shifting over $100 billion in advertising revenue from corporations to distribute to individual game players.

By cutting the marketing middleman, Refereum directly rewards influencers and gamers for promoting and playing video games — something otherwise unattainable for most influencers.

refereum pr image

Refereum is working with Twitch, the most prominent influencer gaming platform; Unity, the world’s most used game engine; and Ambisafe, which has secured cryptocurrency projects like Tether and Chronobank. Refereum is backed by a team with years of experience at top-tier game and tech companies such as Zynga and Google, with veteran analysts, developers, business development managers, and marketers leading the project.

refereum pr

On November 13th, Refereum will put 30,000,000 RFR utility tokens available for sale, at an initial rate of $1 per with early adoption discounts. The engineer of the Smart Contract managing the ERC20 tokens is none other than Oleksii Matiiasevych, the white hat hacker who saved millions in July’s multi-sig exploit. Interested buyers, game developers, and gamers can now subscribe to the Refereum.com newsletter for future news and announcements.

refereum r

  

Learn more about Refereum at: https://Refereum.com
Read whitepaper at: https://Refereum.com/pdf/RefereumWhitepaper.pdf

Media Contact
Contact Name: Dylan Jones
Contact Email: team@refereum.com
Location: San Francisco, California

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Tickets Cloud announces the ICO of crypto.tickets

Bitcoin Press Release: The team of Tickets Cloud, an online platform for open ticket distribution, is launching the ICO of its latest blockchain-based project called crypto.tickets.

An open architecture, completely secure platform, built with blockchain technology,  will help  to solve the  main issues of the industry such as Increasing fraud impact with fake or doubled tickets, speculator bots and zero secondary market profit to artists and organizers and enable organizers to control the ticket sales process from end to end.  The blockchain allows for a completely secure, auditable, and transparent environment for transactions to take place, and the smart contract code presents organizers with the ability to set up hard terms and conditions for ticket distribution such as the number of tickets to buyer ratio, money movement logic, billing, and payments.

Organizers will also be able to issue their own tokens and offer them as loyalty points, branded currencies, or shares in crowdfunding for their own projects.

The ICO, scheduled to start on October 5, 2017, intends to raise up to US$23,000,000 from the sale of 914,869,281 TKT tokens being offered to the public.

The offering will last for four weeks.  Early investors will receive 20% extra tokens for the first two days of the ICO, 10% extra on the third and fourth day, and +5% for the next three days. After that, the tokens will be sold at no premium. TKTs will be sold for Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Bitcoin Cash (BCC).

Tickets Cloud has already raised US$1,200,000 to develop crypto.tickets. Funds came from 2be.lu Investments, a fund based in Luxembourg, and BitFin capital, a Cayman Islands domiciled hedge fund, and from a  group of private investors  through a private offer.

Tickets Cloud has a monthly turnover of over US$2, 000, 000 and is offering investors shares in a fully functioning platform to help user its underlying technology forward. The transition to the blockchain-based crypto.tickets is expected to increase this number substantially.

Learn more about crypto.tickets: https://crypto.tickets
Read the crypto.tickets whitepaper: https://crypto.tickets/crypto.tickets%20whitepaper%20ENG.pdf

Follow crypto.tickets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CryptoTickets
Join crypto.tickets on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crypto.tickets/
Join crypto.tickets on Telegram at: https://t.me/Cryptoticketsnews
Read crypto.tickets blog: https://blog.crypto.tickets

Media Contact
Contact Name: Katerina Kirillova
Contact Email: pr@crypto.tickets
Location: Moscow, Russia

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HolyTransaction launches Flyp.me, Accountless Crypto Exchange, and announces dates of ICO

Bitcoin Press Release: HolyTransaction launches Flyp.me, accountless crypto exchange. Announces ICO for September 28, 2017.

September 21, 2017, [London, United Kingdom] Universal cryptocurrency wallet provider HolyTransaction launches Flyp.me, its accountless crypto exchange that is private and secure. The new service is now fully working, boosts competitive exchange rates and already supports 13 cryptocurrencies and 169 trading pairs.

Anyone can instantly exchange multiple cryptocurrencies straight to their wallet. No need for any registration, email or ID: only the crypto address where the exchanged crypto will be received. The exchange is easy to use and so fast because it keeps a reserve of each cryptocurrency supported.

Flyp.me is also announcing the start of its ICO for September, 28, 2017 to fund the decentralization of the exchange, drive its adoption and increase the reserves of each cryptocurrency. The roadmap includes R&D for 2nd layer solutions, the integration of decentralized asset platforms and cryptographic auditing.”

Flyp.me Tokens (FYP) will be created during the Presale and ICO to give token owners several benefits. These include 50% share of the profits generated by the exchange and the ability to propose new features or coin additions, vote for key decisions and audit volumes.

With the goal of rebalancing the power between users of an exchange and the exchange itself, Flyp.me is embracing distributed policy making and the redistribution of the profits of shifting amongst token owners.

Every three months, Flyp.me will distribute 50% of the profits to FYP Token owners in proportion to their ownership of tokens. Following the first two payouts, the timing of the payout will be voted by the FYP Token owners in line with Flyp.me’s commitment to distributed policy-making.

Flyp.me has also launched a permissionless API that allows businesses and developers to make exchanges and accept payments in 13 cryptocurrencies. This will contribute to increase volumes and profits.

Flyp.me welcomes users to try the new exchange and confirms that all the following cyptocurrencies will be accepted in the ICO — BTC, ETH, LTC, DOGE, DASH, FAIR, GAME, DCR, ZEC, SYS, PPC, BLK, and GRC. They can do so on the Flyp.me website.

Flyp.me is the brainchild of the current team at HolyTransaction, the first multi-currency web wallet, one of the first web wallets to support Ethereum and the oldest still active.

FYP Token Tech

FYP Tokens are ERC20-based Ethereum tokens. Each and every FYP Token is divisible, equal to each other and has exactly the same qualities and properties. Following the ICO, no additional FYP Tokens will be created.

Each FYP Token will equally participate in the redistribution of 50% of the profits generated by Flyp.me and its API.

Pre-Sale and ICO

The FYP Tokens are made available in two separate rounds — the pre-sale and the ICO. FYP Token pre-sale and ICO contributors must acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms. The pre-sale period is now set to end on September 27, 2017, at 15:00 (UTC).

The ICO starts on September 28, 2017, at 15:00 (UTC) and ends at the latest on October 21, 2017, at 15:00 UTC. If the Hard-Cap is reached, the ICO will end 3 (three) hours after the Hard-Cap threshold is reached. The exact time for beginning and closing of the ICO period, as for the time of the countdown closing, will be determined in blocks’ numbers of the Ethereum Blockchain. The exact block number for start and end of the ICO will be communicated before the ICO commences.

About Flyp.me

Flyp.me is the fastest and most private crypto-to-crypto exchange which doesn’t require any registration. It is already live and supports 13 cryptocurrencies. Flyp.me Tokens (FYP) give token owners benefits including 50% share of the profits, the ability to propose new features or coin additions, vote for key decisions and audit volumes.

Flyp.me is built and managed by HolyTransaction, the first multi-currency web wallet, one of the first web wallets to support Ethereum and the oldest still active.

More detail can be found in the Flyp.me whitepaper.

Learn more about Flyp.me at https://www.flyp.me
Flyp.me Exchangehttps://www.flyp.me/exchange
Flyp.me Whitepaperhttps://flyp.me/whitepaper.pdf
Flyp.me FAQhttps://www.flyp.me/faq
Flyp.me ICO sales term available athttps://flyp.me/saleterms.pdf
Find Flyp.me on Telegram Herehttps://t.me/flypme
Find HolyTransaction on Facebook Herehttps://www.facebook.com/holytransaction
Find HolyTransaction on Twitter Herehttps://twitter.com/holytransaction

A couple of quotes from Francesco Simonetti, Flyp.me’s CEO

“Flyp.me is designed for anyone who wants to exchange crypto instantly without the hassle of registration, email or ID verification. An exchange that is fast, truly private and secure. You control your funds and data. We only ask the address where you want your exchanged crypto to be received.”

“Flyp.me wants to become the leading accountless exchange by enabling the community to propose and vote policies and to share 50% of the profits generated by the exchange. We have an ambitious roadmap towards decentralization and seeking the funds to fulfil it.”

“Flyp.me has the privacy, security and usability to become the leading accountless exchange. The exchange is fully functional and the ICO funds will be used to increase volumes, improve the service and fulfil our ambitious roadmap.” 

Media Contact
Contact Name: Mario Morello
Email: mario.morello@earlymorning.com
Location: London
Company: HolyTransaction LTD

HolyTransaction 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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Seven Critiques of Ethereum According To The Creator

Seven Critiques of Ethereum According To The Creator

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Vitalik Buterin Seven critiques of Ethereum

On July 5, 2017, Vitalik Buterin answered an inquiry posted on r/ethtrader to address which Ethereum critiques merit consideration and discussion. As co-creator of Ethereum and the most visible face of the Ethereum Foundation, Buterin articulates concerns that are likely prevalent among those in the development community. In this article, I will attempt to explain Buterin’s concerns in layman’s terms.

IMO [In my opinion] the most valid criticisms of Ethereum as it currently stands are:

1. Scalability sucks; the blockchain design fundamentally relies on bottlenecks where individual nodes must process every single transaction in the entire network

From a social and technical standpoint, scalability is a major obstacle to Ethereum’s continued development. As the network grows, achieving consensus to enact significant changes will prove more difficult. Detraction by mining pools and activists alike may hinder Ethereum’s rise. From issues of size and speed to throughput limitations and gas controversies, there is no overarching solution to scalability. Instead, it’s a puzzle that will require work on many fronts – which is probably why Buterin lists this as the number one issue.

2. PoW is extremely expensive, and furthermore is fundamentally vulnerable to 51% spawn camping attacks with no effective strategy for recovering from one. Selfish mining is profitable starting at 25-33% hashpower, and 51% censorship attacks are definitely profitable.

In its simplest terms, Proof-of-Work (PoW) is the way that miners confirm transactions and enter them into a blockchain. The longer a blockchain becomes, the harder it is to alter previous transactions. However, by virtue of the way mining works, a blockchain is susceptible to a “fifty-one percent attack.” Controlling the majority of computing power in the network is akin to controlling the House or Senate in American politics. Pushing legislation (transactions) through can’t be stopped by the minority. In passing, Buterin also references the difficulty of recovering from attacks (nobody needs to be reminded of The DAO) and worries about selfish mining, an attack which would give a pool an unfair advantage and disproportionate opportunity to mine blocks.

Although PoW is due to be replaced by Proof-of-Stake (PoS), for now, the cost incurred by the Ethereum network is absurd. According to Digiconomist’s Ethereum Energy Consumption Index, the network is using approximately the same amount of electricity as Moldova (a country of 3.5 million people). From an environmental and technical standpoint, Ethereum needs to step up its game to be feasible for widespread adoption.

Lastly, “spawn camping,” which evokes video game terminology, is one of Buterin’s recently invented phrases. On Twitter, Buterin explains that spawn camping occurs when “a 51% miner cartel keeps attacking over and over again, rendering the chain useless.”

3. Privacy sucks

The desire for privacy in cryptocurrency has enabled the rise of Zcash and tumbling. In digital currency, tumbling mixes small amounts of a coin from independent pools to pay for a transaction. Imagine that you were buying an XBOX at Costco and wanted to be anonymous. If you gather $5 from each of your friends to pay, then it would be much harder for the cashier to figure out who originally wanted to buy the console – this is obviously a very watered down explanation. Nonetheless, this makes it much harder to trace the transaction’s originator.

Replying to a comment on the same thread, Buterin explains, “There’s a plan to develop a general-purpose HLL [high level language] that compiles to zk-snark verification.” Implementing a zero-knowledge protocol for Ethereum could make Zcash and tumbling services secondary, or even obsolete! Evidently, this is a development to follow closely.

4. It’s hard for regular users to hold large amounts of funds without running substantial risks of theft or loss due to theft or loss of their private keys.

If you had one irreplaceable, unique key to your house, then losing it would be devastating. Storing your valuables in your house might seem like a good idea for security purposes, but you would also need to weigh the chances that you may permanently lose access to your belongings. Cryptocurrency users face this same dilemma with wallets.

Additionally, centralized wallet providers present an attractive target for hackers, so keeping a significant amount of cryptocurrency in a single wallet is a risky proposition. While spreading your funds across several wallets can help avoid a catastrophic event, this also requires keeping track of multiple private keys. Investors need to weigh the benefits of a decentralized currency versus the absence of a third-party mediator. Ultimately, there’s no customer service department on the blockchain.

5. Economics do not encourage good “storage hygiene”; insufficient incentives for clearing storage and insufficient cost for filling it, especially for long periods of time

Blockchain storage goes beyond the scope of this article. For interested parties, I’ll direct you to Appendix G of the Ethereum yellow paper.

6. Bunch of various marginal technical inefficiencies.

On reddit, Vitalik responded directly to my request for elaboration. Fair warning, this is deeply technical.

He explains:

  • With its 256-bit values, the EVM is substantially less efficient than it could be, making it hard to implement many kinds of cryptographic primitives.
  • The trie is hexary and not binary, and there doesn’t yet exist a data format for taking advantage of the redundancy between a trie node and the fact that the hash of the node is in that node’s parent; these two things together mean that Merkle branches are ~4x longer than they need to be.
  • RLP is somewhat overcomplicated; if I could redo it I would remove the single-byte case. I’d also come up with a trie format that doesn’t use RLP to keep it simpler and easier to encode and decode.
  • The storage tree is 2-layer and not 1-layer. This makes various optimizations harder to implement and adds more edge cases.
  • The storage tree doesn’t properly let users take advantage of the fact that fetching and writing anywhere up to a few kilobytes to a database doesn’t cost that much more than fetching or writing 32 bytes. As a result, most applications take substantially more DB reads than they need to.
  • All current implementations of the state tree do an account or storage read by hopping through the tree in the DB. This makes any state reading opcode take O(log(n)) database reads when there exists a way to only make it take one.
  • Quite a few gas costs are probably still not well-optimized.
  • Not enough ability to take advantage of parallelization.

Edit: 7. It’s hard for regular users to know that contracts they are interacting with do what they say they do, and do not have accidental or malicious bugs.

Auditing code is crucial for users to trust the contracts on the Ethereum network. Buterin notes that “regular users” (or non-technical folks) often don’t know how to protect themselves. On a governmental level, that’s why the US has agencies like the FDA. Experts help make sure that complicated architecture functions like it claims to – and certify that products are safe for consumption. The newness of Ethereum, and its accompanying applications, makes it hard for non-technical folks to determine what meets a suitable standard for investment or usage.

In all, these concerns reflect thoughtful and patient leadership, qualities that will be necessary as Ethereum expands its reach. Buterin’s willingness to engage in a public forum like reddit demonstrates that he acts as a strong bridge between the technical and non-technical worlds. Continued discourse and careful discussion should allay fears and attract additional support for the network.

Source: Science of Crypto
Seven Critiques of Ethereum According To The Creator

Ethereum May Be Regulated Like Bitcoin

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Ethereum May Be Regulated Like Bitcoin

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Ethereum is likely to be regulated by many governments in the upcoming months. Some countries including South Korea, China, and the US are already preparing to regulate Ethereum and its ICO market. This is because of the rising popularity of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and large amounts of capital being invested in them.

A Popular Ethereum May Mean a Regulated Ethereum

A project called EOS raised more than $335 million in total through their ICO campaigns as investors funded a project they knew practically nothing about.

EOS released a peculiar investment advice document entitled “Token Purchase Agreement” which claims that its native token EOS does not have a purpose or a use case. It went on to say that it should not be considered or used as a currency, investment, and/or commodity.

“As mentioned above, the EOS Tokens do not have any rights, uses, purpose, attributes, functionalities or features, expressed or implied. Although EOS Tokens may be tradable, they are not an investment, currency, security, commodity, a swap on a currency, security, or commodity or any kind of financial instrument,” the document read.

If the EOS token does not have any uses, purpose, or functionalities then purchasing the token seen superfluous. The primary purpose of the token is be to fuel decentralized applications launched on top of the EOS protocol but it has not even started testing this on its network. In fact, it is planning to run its first heavy testing and security audit in Spring of 2018, as explained by its software roadmap on their Github repository. So why would they do this? It seems counter productive.

Popular ICOs need to be careful since their legal status is uncertain. In fact, EOS laid out guidelines in order to avoid running in conflict with the US SEC. The EOS development team also emphasized that investors residing in the US are not permitted to purchase or participate in the EOS ICO or crowdsale. The legality of ICOs in the US remains unclear.

This is true in other countries as well. Currently, China is considering regulating the Ethereum industry and the ICO market due to their popularity. On June 2, Chinese cryptocurrency news source revealed that the Chinese central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), is planning to regulate Ethereum and its ICO market in the upcoming months.

​Yao Qian, Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Department at PBoC, said that Ethereum is moving toward the right direction since it provides an autonomous smart contract-based infrastructure for decentralized applications and real business applications.

Qian explained that Ethereum is triggering a rapid development of blockchain-based applications in China and other regions. He said:

“You can open a real intelligent business application. Because of this, smart contract technology is in rapid development.”

On July 3, Park Yong-jin, representative of the ruling Democratic Party of South Korea, revealed that the government intends to regulate the Ethereum market by this year with the focus set on protecting investors and traders from bubble bursts, money laundering and tax evasion. The ICO market is likely be regulated along with Ethereum.

Source: Science of Crypto
Ethereum May Be Regulated Like Bitcoin