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PlusCoin Token Holders Will Get a Massive 20% Discount in Black Friday Sales, Nov. 24

22nd November 2017, Moscow, Russia – The PlusCoin team has exciting news for PLC token holders and DS Plus users. The Marketplace is opening once more for its Black Friday sale, making it the perfect time to try PlusCoin. PLC token holders will get a 20% discount on all purchases for 24 hours. This will give token holders ample room to get all the items they need on their wish lists.

If there are any PLC holders who missed the last sale, now is their second chance to enjoy a 20% discount. November has never been a better time to get into PlusCoin. This month, the Black Friday sale falls on Nov. 24. As Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days, PLC token holders can avoid the crowds and the stress by shopping online, where shoppers can check the various deals from DS PLUS partners.

PLC holders are sure to look forward to the last Friday of each month until Marketplace launch. Using PlusCoin, Black Friday continues even after November. Be sure to act quickly, however, as this may be the second-to-last sale of this kind, this year.

Moving Forward: Excitement for PlusCoin Holders

The PlusCoin project gives a modern twist to loyalty promotions by using DS Plus, the first fully user-friendly crypto cash-back system. DS Plus gives businesses a convenient way to attract and retain customers. PLC token holders can look forward to products from various corporate partners, such as KFC, Reebok, Burger King, X5 Retail Group, and more. Users earn PlusCoin rewards whenever they make a purchase from partners.

What’s in Store for PlusCoin?

The excitement continues with key features under development such as a native P2P platform, so that PlusCoin holders can trade PLC with one another. This is the first step to integrating PLC into the wider market and eventually into mobile marketing applications worldwide.

Another feature to look forward to is the Marketplace aggregator tool, which enables the conversion of fiat into PlusCoin, and vice-versa. When the tool is complete, it will allow people who have no background of cryptocurrency to purchase items and services using PlusCoin, as fiat currency will be converted on the spot.

Then there is the upcoming “cryptoscoring” feature; an analytical platform for scoring users. It allows partners to use crediting for different purposes, such as P2P lending and credit institutions. Upon completion, these features will enable PlusCoin token holders to buy more and do more with PlusCoin.

About PlusCoin and DS Plus

The PlusCoin project was launched to popularize blockchain technologies, giving the average user a gateway to using cryptocurrency in everyday life. DS Plus is a platform where the PlusCoin currency is integrated. It is based on the Ethereum Blockchain.

Visit the PlusCoin Website: https://pluscoin.io/
Read about the ICO: https://pluscoin.io/#about
Meet the Team: https://pluscoin.io/#team
Read the Blog: https://medium.com/@DSPlus.io

Media contact
Contact Name: Denis Golub
Email: market@pluscoin.io
Location: Moscow, Russia

Pluscoin 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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Money Psychology: How Cryptocurrency Makes Us More Compassionate (Part 2)

Money Psychology: How Cryptocurrency Makes Us More Compassionate (Part 2)

Fiat currencies make us mean and inhumane, according to most money research. On the other hand, cryptocurrencies might bootstrap humankind with more compassion, tenderness, and love. These digital assets could disrupt our psychology and increase human happiness. It’s in the nature of how these currencies function. 

Also read: Money Psychology: How Cryptocurrency Makes Us More Compassionate (Part 1)

Money Psychology: How Cryptocurrency Makes Us More Compassionate (Part 2)

That said, if fiat currencies do exacerbate or even cause the money-empathy gap, and other negative psychological phenomena, how does cryptocurrency negate that? Before delving into the psychology of cryptocurrencies, it is important to examine how cryptocurrencies are different from fiat monies.

Cryptocurrency: A New Kind of Money

Cryptocurrencies by their nature were meant to alter human psychology. They were created by crypto-anarchists for the purposes of reshaping the social order — by undermining a system that was erected on the blood and sweat of the people. In this sense, whenever someone creates technology to alter society, it also augments human behavior. Digital currencies do this because they have several properties that fiat currencies do not possess.

Decentralization

Cryptocurrencies are decentralized. This means there is no single point of failure. There is not a centralized honeypot for bureaucrats, thieves, or bankers to collect data from or steal from.

Money Psychology: How Cryptocurrency Makes Us More Compassionate (Part 2)

Decentralization is the crux of this technology. It means cryptographic systems are spread throughout a vast network of interacting and cross-communicating computers. In this manner, if one computer — or node on the network — fails, the network will still chug along.

Peer-2-Peer 

Another important aspect of blockchain-based cryptocurrency is they are peer-to-peer networks. This suggests all transactions occur between Alice and Bob. There is no trusted intermediary needed to intercede on behalf of the transactors. They simply make the exchange and go about their business.

This sounds like a simple idea, but it is really grand in the current financial environment. Most credit and electronic transactions that take place within the fiat system pass through a gatekeeper. This is a company or institution than skims profits off the top off all exchanges that occur within the system. It is a middleman that hijacks part of the value exchanged between two people.

Borderless and Permissionless

Furthermore, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are also borderless and permissionless. This means transactions can travel beyond artificial constraints such as national borders, and generally at low cost. This automatically instills people with the idea the dollar or other fiat currencies aren’t superior kinds of money.

Money Psychology: How Cryptocurrency Makes Us More Compassionate (Part 2)

These digital currencies are also permissionless, which means that anyone can build them or change them. In this regard, many of them are open source. They do not require permission from authorities to build or upgrade. Anyone can write some python code and create new money to their heart’s content.

In the future, there may be Alice coin or Bob coin. There might be a digital token for anyone who wants them. This radically changes the way humans relate to each other concerning exchanges of value.

Psychological Differences Between Fiat Money and Cryptocurrency

The aforesaid features are what ultimately allow cryptocurrencies to start rewriting the firmware of human psychology. Since fiat currencies are controlled by banking cartels and central governments, people’s psychology — their behavior, emotions, and thought processes — become intertwined with the currency.

This creates a master-slave dynamic in regards to fiat currency. It creates a psychological scenario where people who have it, consciously or unconsciously, associate it with power and control. In other words, fiat currency overrides our neural networks and makes people mean. It disintegrates people’s innate proclivity to empathize, as demonstrated by the money-empathy gap experiment.

Money Psychology: How Cryptocurrency Makes Us More Compassionate (Part 2)

Cryptocurrency, on the other hand, represents a different dynamic. It is a network dynamic that is based on the underlying principle of connection and sharing and cooperation.

Friend-Friend dynamic

This new friend-friend dynamic crops up as a result of cryptographic features. These are the characteristics of decentralization, peer-2-peer transacting, and borderless and permissionless trading. When these emergent properties of computational monetary systems arise, it changes the way people feel about each other in relation to money. People now view each other as partners or ‘friends’ in a forward-moving, cooperative financial economy.

To wit, people have reason to be more compassionate. They are no longer being bombarded by money that is associated with greed and power. They are interacting with a paradigm that is based on algorithmic fairness. We can already see this manifesting in society. In a previous article on the topic, I mentioned my colleague Jamie Redman and his perception of the wealthy in society:

For example, Bitcoin enthusiast and Journalist Jamie Redman of news.Bitcoin.com is known as the family man of Bitcoin. He chats with his children about money and the promise of cryptocurrency, and does not despise either the rich or poor. His mentality may be unique, but it seems to foreshadow the idea that Bitcoin is altering our psychology. Vice even wrote an article about his family-oriented ideals called “Meet the Bitcoin Family.” This means things are changing for the better.

Nature Via Nurture in Economic Systems; Holarchy Versus Aggressive Hierarchy

Some people, however, argue all money leads people to become evil and greedy, hence the phrase “money is the root of all evil.” It is not money that leads people toward evil and greed, though. It is more likely the structure and function of institutions exacerbate phenomena like the money-empathy gap.

When the game is rigged so there are few winners and many losers, people turn hostile and aggressive. They lose their ability to connect and empathize with others.

Money Psychology: How Cryptocurrency Makes Us More Compassionate (Part 2)

This results from the interaction of the environment with a person’s genetics. It is not that people are genetically geared to fight each other or be inhumane. It is just human behavior transforms to match the style of environment they populate. In other words, nature via nurture oftentimes determines our behavior, especially in the realm of economics and money psychology.

In this sense, if the structure of society and its monetary system is refashioned to represent a holarchy rather than aggressive hierarchy, it is likely people’s economic and psychological behavior will change with it. This would lead to more compassionate, empathetic, and care-giving lifestyles. This is what cryptocurrencies are in the process of doing.

The Rise of Cryptopsychology

Even though bitcoin and cryptocurrency herald a new paradigm of compassion, the true nature of their ability to shift human psychology has yet to be seen. There has not been much research on whether cryptocurrency interactions change psychology; but because of how human psychology functions environmentally, cryptocurrencies are already reshaping humanity — making people more compassionate and loving.

I call this new realm of inquiry crypto-psychology. It is a field that would explore how blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and other innovative technology changes how we think and perceive. My guess is that it will open a Pandora’s Box of new insights, and that we will see how flexible human nature is when trustless protocols unfetter everyone from the dominator culture in which we dwell.

Do you think have more wealth causes the money-empathy gap? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Cryptocurrency Startup Byteball Now Offers Bot Store and P2P Insurance Solutions

Bitcoin Press Release: Byteball has recently launched an online bot store alongside its real-world insurance solutions for prediction markets.

June 9, 2017, Moscow, Russia – Moscow-based next generation cryptocurrency platform Byteball has made available an online bot store and P2P insurance for all users. The new bot store provides users with various apps with integrated chatbot interface, such as cryptocurrency exchange, flight delays oracle, sports oracle, and others created by independent developers.

Unlike traditional blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, Byteball has no blocks, hence no block size issues. Byteball uses a technology known as Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG), which bypasses scalability issues that often hamper other cryptocurrencies. With DAG, every new transaction references several previous transactions, (known as parents) by including and signing their hashes. By including its parents, each new transaction also indirectly includes and confirms all the previous parent transactions, dating back to the original transactions. As more transaction information gets added after a particular transaction, the number of confirmations registered by that particular transaction will continue to grow. This system creates a snowball effect of transactions, accurately reflected by the name, Byteball.

Byteball’s bot store offers bot developers a great level of exposure while giving consumers an easy-to-use platform to access cryptocurrency powered apps. The bot store is similar to a traditional app store, except that users can start using chatbot based apps free of charge. With the new bot store, developers can quickly develop and publish apps that offer various services through a chat interface, thanks to tight integration of chat feature with payments and smart contracts.

In addition, chatbots also bring smart contracts closer to end-users by automating their creation. The user only needs to accept the smart contract to use the app’s service. In the interest of fluidity and mass adoption, Byteball has maintained these contracts very simple and easy to read, for the benefit of regular users.

Byteball’s primary, real-world P2P application relates to prediction markets, specifically insurance. The recently launched flight delays oracle is one such example, capable of posting live information about flight delays. The information can then be used in P2P insurance to get paid if the insured flight was delayed.

Similar to the flight delays oracle, the Byteball sports oracle posts information about results of football matches and the information can then be used in P2P sports betting smart contracts. Other markets in which these oracles can be utilized includes insurance for weather events, investment ratings, and news.

Sadly, the benefits of P2P technology have so far been underutilized. Byteball aims to change it by applying the very technology to real-world scenarios in the interest of all consumers. A clever integration of P2P technology in the field of prediction insurance markets, combined with the groundbreaking new bot store will offer the industry a glimpse of the full potential of what cryptocurrencies can achieve.

About Byteball

Byteball is an initiative of a Moscow, Russia-based development team. The innovative cryptocurrency uses DAG instead of the conventional blockchain, eliminating scaling issues. Byteball is a complete cryptocurrency ecosystem launched on Christmas day, 2016.

Learn more about Byteball at – https://byteball.org
Byteball on Medium – https://medium.com/byteball
Byteball on BitconTalk – https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1608859.0
Follow Byteball on Twitter – https://twitter.com/ByteballOrg
Byteball’s Slack channel – http://slack.byteball.org

Media Contact

Contact Name: Anton Churyumov
Contact Email: byteball@byteball.org
Location: Moscow, Russia

Byteball 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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Sikoba, a Decentralized P2P IOU Platform on Blockchain, Launches Presale ahead of Token ICO

Bitcoin Press Release: London-based blockchain startup Sikoba has announced its upcoming ICO and token crowdsale, with its token presale starting, April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017, London, UK – Sikoba, a global decentralized money platform based on peer-to-peer IOUs and blockchain technology is taking the first step towards its upcoming ICO by launching a token presale. The presale will give participants a chance to receive a 50% bonus on SKO tokens. These tokens are designed to be used for making transactions on the Sikoba platform. The ICO will run from April 25 to May 15, 2017.

Sikoba is a decentralized money platform based on P2P IOU’s and built on blockchain technology. The service will allow users, who know and trust each other in real life, to mutually offer lines of credit, within the Sikoba system. The blockchain-backed, P2P, IOU-based system will be made possible through smart contracts, giving users the freedom to pay each other with both cryptocurrencies and fiat currency.

Sikoba’s P2P credit relationships are governed by smart contracts with specific conditions, fee structures, and repayment rules. Through the use of ‘credit conversion’, payments between participants who either do not know or do not trust each other are made possible. Fiat currencies or cryptocurrencies can act as a medium of exchange when there are no credit links between participants, or to repay outstanding balances when needed.

Sikoba CEO Aleksander Kampa stated in a recent interview that the platform is designed as a decentralized system, with the goal of eventually becoming independent and self-organizing, through the aid of blockchain technology. The Sikoba Blockchain makes use of a ‘Federated Blockchain’ design.

“This is a permissioned mining model where only authorized nodes add blocks to the blockchain.”

Kampa states his mission for the company,

“Sikoba is the result of my life-long interest in monetary theory. We see a future where the money will once again be diverse, with many different issuers, with a variety of credit relationships, where people will take an active interest in the type of money they wish to use. Our aim is to provide the tools to achieve that vision.”

This unique federation will be self-governing, which means that participants will be removed from or added to the federation based on the voting majority of its members themselves. Kampa stated that Sikoba would likely use Ethereum as a notary, but would perform its main operations on another blockchain, which will be chosen or designed based on the criteria of speed, flexibility and scalability. Differentiating Sikoba P2P IOU platform from other P2P lending platforms, he said,

“Sikoba is not a peer-to-peer lending platform; it is a peer-to-peer IOU platform which allows payments to be made without having money (whether fiat, crypto or any other asset) to begin with.”

Sikoba currently operates as a small team of 3, plus several supporting members. At present Sikoba IOU platform is at the conceptual stage with technical elements still in the works. The SKO token ICO presale funds will be used to expand the Sikoba team, finalize a detailed white paper and develop an MVP by the end of 2017.

There are thousands of cryptocurrencies that act as a transfer or store of value, but in all cases, the acting participants must already possess the currency’s value to make an exchange. The Sikoba ecosystem offers a fully functioning virtual credit, or IOU system, that offers users the ability to attain accredited value, borrowed from another participant, without releasing any funds. Where Bitcoin aims to act as a form of digital money, SKO tokens serve as a kind of digital credit and ultimately have the potential to become a major aspect of the future credit system.

Sikoba ICO Token Pre-Sale

The Sikoba presale tokens are scheduled for release by the end of June 2017. Participants will receive usable SKO tokens after the platform’s launch, expected in Q3, 2018. The pre-allocation phase has begun on 17 March 2017, and the public presale will start on 25 April. Following the presale, Sikoba presale tokens will be issued on the Ethereum blockchain. They will later become exchangeable into SKO tokens, which will be used to pay for transaction fees on the Sikoba network.

About Sikoba

Sikoba Ltd is an active blockchain company incorporated on 18 July 2016 with the company’s registered office located in Greater London. It is led by CEO Aleksander Kampa, whose lifelong interest in monetary theory has led him to build the company to achieve his vision.

Learn more about the IOU platform at – http://www.sikoba.com
Know more about the Token Pre-Sale at – http://www.sikoba.com/www/presale/index.html
Join Sikoba Slack Channel at – https://sikoba-presale.herokuapp.com/
Follow Sikoba on Twitter Here – https://twitter.com/sikobaNetwork
Read ‘User Case – Inter-Company Credit Networks’ here – http://www.sikoba.com/focus/uc_interco.html
Read ‘User Case – An alternative to micro-Credits’ here – http://www.sikoba.com/focus/uc_microcredit.html
Interview with Alex Kampa – https://medium.com/ibc-technology/introducing-sikoba-banking-without-money-3a4eaeb5372d

Media Contact
Contact Name: Jean Lasar
Contact Email: jl@sikoba.com
Location: London, UK

Sikoba 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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