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1  Other / Off-topic / Telegram Channel to find best Bounties and Airdrop on: October 06, 2018, 05:08:48 AM
Hello everyone.

I create a Telegram channel where i post links to Bounties and Airdrops.

I do my research and post only good Bounties and Airdrops. I do not want to flood it with messages so do some research before i post.

All of you can join this group to get benefit from it.

Link to telegram channel : https://t.me/cryptoearnfree  or @cryptoearnfree

Thank you and all the best.

Note : Never share your private key to anyone. If someone ask for it then exit immediately. If someone ask for ETH or any other crypto to withdraw bounty or airdrop then exit immediately.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Don't be like Bill on: September 28, 2018, 08:52:50 AM
Always buy after proper research and invest in good projects and never sell at loss.

3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Best Bitcoin wallets on: September 26, 2018, 09:04:23 AM
Hello everyone.

I want to know which are safest wallets to store/Hold our bitcoin ?

Thank you
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Find out how to find good Bounty and Airdrop programs. on: August 16, 2018, 12:52:36 PM
Hello,

I am doing bounty from last 11 Months and take part in more than 100 bounty programs. I learn a lot and have to learn more.

Today i am going to share some tacts to know about best bounty programs.

Keep these things in mind before you join any bounty program.

1. Check out whitepaper and their roadmap and make sure they are very clear and if you are not technical then you can check review on rating websites like icodrops and icobench.
2. Check out their partners and investors list , this clear many things.
3. For airdrop, if they are asking for private key or some payment to withdraw then report them immediately and exist.
4. There are many bounty programs and airdrop now a days, so it is advisable to join bounty program by reputable teams like Amazix , krypital , Bounty0x and some others.

If you still have some problems in finding genuine Bounties and Airdrop then you can join my telegram group where i post links
https://t.me/cryptoearnfree

Any question? you can ask me.

Thank you
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Latest News About Crypto World on: June 19, 2018, 06:13:33 AM
1. Russia’s Largest Banks Are Implementing Bitcoin And Crypto Portfolios
https://www.coindiary.net/russias-largest-banks-are-implementing-bitcoin-and-crypto-portfolios/

2. Basic Attention Token [BAT], OmiseGO [OMG], MKR, Request Network [REQ], 0x [ZRX] could all soon be integrated with Coinbase, due to the San Francisco based exchange’s acquisition of decentralized exchange Paradex.

3. Ripple's website added SBI Virtual Currencies, Japanese crypto exchange, to their XRP Buying Guide. Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI), the Philippines-based FinTech startup which builds Blockchain services and products for financial inclusion, has also been listed on the Ripple website as a ‘coming soon’ source of XRP. 

4. The Italian authorities seized bitcoin from BitGrail wallet following a court order by Tribunal of Florence, however didn’t mention the entire worth of funds seized. The seizure follows a petition that was filed with the court’s by victims of the BitGrail hack.

5. Binance has completed the distribution of EON. You can login and check that the EON has been credited to your account. The distribution of EON was calculated at a rate of 1 EOS:1 EON and was based on a snapshot of EOS balances at 01/06/2018 4:00 AM (UTC). EON withdrawals are now open.

6. EOS bugs: users felt an almost five-hour downtime because the blockchain paused at June 16, which immediately triggered a knee-jerk response from all active EOS Block Producers. The block producers along with ‘standby nodes’ quickly jumped into a conference and after almost an hour of discussion, decided that it would be best for all standby nodes to temporarily disable their nodes. Currently the Mainnet is live again. But it is not very good start for the project. As for now, therewere only problems with mainneet.

7. MoneyGram has partnered with GCash to launch instant remittances into Philippines.

8. Binance community coin vote has just concluded. Pundi X is at number 1 place.

9.  BitMEX XBT/USD futures has liquidated a short position of 10,000,000 contracts ($10,000,000) at 6591.5. Margin lost: $100,000@100x; $200,000@50x  -- Mon Jun 18 16:28:09 +0000 2018
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Bounties (Altcoins) / Here is a way to earn more coins through bounty on: June 12, 2018, 12:35:17 PM
Hello,

Are you bounty hunter and is not able to earn enough tokens by doing facebook and twitter tasks ?

Here i am sharing a way by which you can earn more tokens now.

you can make this type of videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-HcZ7vuFSU&t to particiapte in Blog/Media campaign.

It is very easy to make, you have to use online website Animaker to make videos. Make sure to make good videos otherwise you will not get stakes/Tokens.

Try to concentrate on Quality rather than quantity.

Need any help ? you can ask me in reply.

Thank you
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Bounties (Altcoins) / Big chance for crypto lovers to earn huge amount on: June 08, 2018, 10:31:53 AM
Hello.

This is Ormeus Coin airdrop.

It is already listed on coinmarketcap and already listed on big exchanges like Topbtc, Hitbtc and some more.

Anyone can participate in this Airdrop.

you can join it here : http://queue.vip/GtprMtb

Thank you and all the best
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Problem sorted out on: May 30, 2018, 04:53:32 AM
Problem Sorted out by team.

9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Problem solved on: May 30, 2018, 04:40:33 AM
Problem solved
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Uncloak: The Cybersecurity on the Blockchain on: May 30, 2018, 03:58:37 AM
Most decentralized platforms pride themselves in the apparent security of the blockchains and their impervious nature to hacking.

However, they do not give the same assurances to the exchanges and the clients that work with the blockchains, due to the centralized nature of these systems.



Is it possible to provide blockchain based solutions to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities on computer systems?

While many virus detection systems exist, there is little or no effort at all to use artificial intelligence and blockchains to provide a holistic security net for corporations.

Uncloak is the exception, and we need to dissect just how they are going about this.

How IoT increases internet vulnerabilities

Are our computers secure?
In fact, what are our computers now, and in the future?

To understand how essential the security of our systems in the future is, we need to understand several things.

The world is becoming one gigantic computer. This is being achieved by the power of the internet combined with the advanced capability to connect almost anything to the internet.

Add decentralized systems to that too.

We now have the emergence of smart cities, smart homes, etc. it is now possible for a car to tell a gate that it has arrived, and for the entrance to automatically open, only for the designated car.

Beds are telling electric kettles, toasters and microwaves to start with the breakfast now that you are awake, and autonomous cars automatically leave the garage and park outside once you lock the front door to go to work.

What can happen if all your devices are hacked? What if your car was driven off the road to a cliff by a cyber-criminal?

Are there clear safeguards out there?

The Current Situation

The main problems with security currently in the cyber world are not viruses.
They are hacking and ransomware.

Most people believe that with updated anti-virus software, enough firewalls and proper intrusion detection software, they are safe from internet-based attacks.

But hackers are crafty people. They have the same software, and they understand the architecture of threat identification and elimination.

So they run rings around security providers and stay miles ahead in the new technology ridden field, costing the world trillions of shillings in data leaks, lost revenues and mitigation costs.

And it is not only money that can be lost. Reputations are at stake too. Hackers have been known to infiltrate devices, acquire private photos or messages and propagate them where most damage will be caused.

The damage can either be immediate or ‘slow burn' due to customer drain and loss of personal or corporate image.

The Uncloak Solution

Vulnerability Scanning
Uncloak will come with the ability to enable clients allow the system to automatically identify their internet footprint, including websites, devices, databases and any other internet data facilities.
They will then scan the customer landscape for any threat that has been identified and mapped onto the blockchain, and where they are found, the community of ‘white hat’ hackers, IT expertsand engineers will work with the client to identify the best remedial actions to take.

This is vulnerability identification and not attack remediation.

It allows the system actually to avert future attacks.

The Bug Bounty Element
Uncloak will operate with a blockchain-unique token called UCC, which shall be availed to users of the platform.
The experts will perform an essential role in threat identification.

Through assessing the client’s systems and devices, the ‘hunters’ will identify threats and broadcast them for validation.

If validators confirm that there are no copies of the same threats on the blockchain, then the hunters will collect 10,000 UCC while the validators will each pocket 1,500 UCC. The UCC can be converted to tradable UNC tokens which can be sold for Eth on public exchanges.

The hunters will also be motivated to identify remedies to deal with imminent attacks.

AI-based Threat detection engine
Now, this is where things get interesting.
There is the internet we know, and then there are the ‘black hat' abodes where evil lurks. It is known as the dark web, and this is where the trade between those who know of various system vulnerabilities and those who need it happen. In exchange for the untraceable cryptocurrency.

What Uncloak will do is institute a listening system backed by their interaction with Krzana™ to build threat landscape reports and use them to occasion customer remedies.

Once threats have been identified, clients will be notified to initiate measures to prevent attacks.

How Uncloak is funded

The Uncloak team is comprised of 13 members and some extra advisers who are experts in two fields, business strategy, and blockchain development.
The CEO was a ‘white hacker’ from when he was 18 years old and is well versed with cyber security having worked in the industry for many years.

The team has bootstrapped most of the pioneering work, ensuring that they have created a test system.

However, they are conducting the UNC token presale from 25th May 2018 for a month.

The sale has a soft cap of $6 million and a hard cap of 21 million. The money thus acquired will assist in the development of the main net, the establishment of the hunting and validation system and the marketing of the system to potential corporate and individual users.

The UNC has a total availability of 4.2 billion, with an initial price of $0.01 and a minimum sale of 10,000 UNC. The massive availability has been explained as a strategy to ensure mass adoption and retention of utility properties without the token becoming a speculative token.

The Uncloak Roadmap.
With the test MVP (Minimum Viable Product) already released and the token sale underway, the platform is now in the later stages of the documented roadmap.
The main milestones that remain include their collaboration with Krzana™ and the launch of the community and strategic relationships.

Final Thoughts
So many technologies, devices and indeed, whole companies are now dependent on the internet and the ever increasing connectivity of devices.
The security of systems and data used to control these devices is of utmost importance to protect both resources and reputations of their owners.

Cybersecurity is not only achieved through the use of proper antivirus software but the capability of avoidance of hacking and such vices as ransomware.

Uncloak has identified distinct technologies to achieve this. Through their vulnerability scanning, bug bounty and threat detection, they are capable of listening to the dark web and alerting clients who have vulnerabilities before attacks can happen.

Their tech is unique in the sense that they will use existing ethical hackers and IT engineers to identify and notify clients of vulnerabilities before they happen.

And they have a test-ready Minimum Viable product, their token is affordable, and their software is easy to use!

11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / CMT CUBE is coming soon! on: May 25, 2018, 11:56:21 AM
Cybermiles team is doing really good work from starting.

I just check this news and it excites me to post here.

Meet CMT Cube, a combination of pure simplicity, elegance and convenience made to stake block awards and to vote for Validators.

SF²=Secure* Fast* Save* Free


Features

> Only authorized devices can stake CMTs to elect CyberMiles validators
> Hardware security features to safeguard your CMTs
> Only available to purchase via CMT payments
> Easy to use UI and low power consumption

HOW TO GET MORE CMTS?
1. Deposit CMTs to CMT CUBE.
2. View the list and choose a validator to stake CMTs.
3. The income you will gain depends on the amount of CMTs staked on the selected Validator and what it offered.

Once staked, the CMTs will be locked but remain in your account.

We will get these 4 things in the box



CMT Cube will be on pre-sale on May 31. The pre-sale will be available on CyberMiles official website and will be limited to 5 machines per person.

The price is set at 299 USD, payable only with CMT.

However, CMT Cube's cost will be borne by CyberMiles Foundation and they will return 100% cash back within 300 days.

I found it interesting and share it with you people. Give me your views in reply
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / COB token undervalued – Price should be much higher on: May 22, 2018, 10:06:53 AM
The crypto and blockchain scene is a dynamic one, ever since the appearance of Bitcoin has shifted the way money is used and spent, with brokers and trading services experiencing record-breaking numbers.

Why are cryptocurrencies remodeling the finance world? The main reasons are: blockchain technology, low fees and versatility.

The Major Impact of Blockchain Technology

Due to recent economic strife, people are generally more hesitant and even reluctant to rely on banks and institutions.  All of this is possible since the introduction of blockchain technology.

A blockchain is a digitized public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. It allows market participants to keep track of their digital financial activity without needing the use of central recordkeeping. All online activities are arranged into chunks of data named blocks, which are linked to one another forming a blockchain. Basically, this system reinforces transparency, it builds trust and makes transactions more secure.

Since its emersion, blockchain technology evolved, and other features appeared, allowing different cryptocurrencies to be launched.

A notable example is Cobinhood, which has embraced all the benefits of this cutting-edge technology focusing on how to maximize traders’ profits, providing a Daap center, transparency and real-time trading in support of businesses everywhere.

Moreover, Cobinhood has become so confident in its underwriting service and cryptocurrency platform, that it launched its very own ICO – COB, in order to support the online community and to offer great advantages for their users. To be more precise, users will be eligible for several privileges: 50% off margin trading loan interest when paying with COB tokens which are undervalued at the moment, along with getting future ICO tokens at significantly lower rates.

Just as important, Cobinhood is a cryptocurrency service platform for the modern blockchain ecosystem, and as a consequence, COB is based on the Ethereum ERC20 token standard, and the tokens issued by the ICO can only be purchased with Ethereum.

Low Fees and Versatility

In order to properly understand different layers regarding digital money, some basics need to be covered. In a nutshell, cryptocurrency is an online currency that is not controlled by any government, not even a single company, and the monetary value is higher than in the traditional context. This leading-edge concept opened up the world of ICOs and digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cobinhood and many others.

The cryptocurrency market cap grew by more than 1,200% in 2017. The dominant participants being Bitcoin and Ethereum in these colossal gains. For the year, Bitcoin and Ethereum posted returns of 1,318% and 9,162%, respectively.

However, right now, there are over 4500 crypto-coins going around, and each was designed to serve a specific purpose, making the dominant digital coins take side roles. For instance, Monero focuses on privacy – using the ring signature technology, plus it is ‘secure, private and untraceable’. Ripple, on the other hand, is actually a real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network, that focuses mainly on bank marketing.

What do these digital currencies have in common? Low transaction fees. Since no one likes paying fees, this is a major driving factor for people to join the crypto world. Banks charge you a lot for holding your money or making money off of an investment, giving nothing in return. With virtual currencies, the financial part is drastically improved.

Consider that on average, the top 30 crypto exchanges charge 0.2% trading fees which impact traders’ profits greatly. But it can get even better. If you are wondering how a new crypto is grabbing all the attention by introducing 0 trading fees – Cobinhood.

COBINHOOD – Solving Existing Problems of Virtual Exchanges

The CEO, Popo Chen, explained that before launching this platform, he looked into the real issues impacting the current online exchange system, and found problems regarding low liquidity, real-time trading, asset security issues, shut down without warning, low FIAT currencies, and many others. His main goal was to introduce Coinhood to show that all these issues can be solved in a professional and responsible manner, while also bringing in the bonus feature – 0 transactional costs.

But how can they take care of the previously mentioned obstacles? Through the right features, that I will only mention a few: 100% reserve guarantee, offline multisig wallet security system, crypto assets backed by insurance, distributed order matching engine, along with a wide range of FIAT currencies supported.

Since Cobinhood is capable of high-frequency trading, it will stimulate large investments banks, hedge funds, and institutional investors to enter the crypto trading market, revolutionizing the trading ecosystem – another major goal behind this business.

In a vast and uplifting context, Cobinhood plans to lead by example, clearing unwanted issues, bringing in upfront solutions, and a ‘YES, it can be done’, even with zero trading fees. If you are interested in finding more details about Coinhood, have a look at their white paper.

To know more about Cobinhood, click here!

13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How The Quadrant Protocol Beats All Others in Decentralizationof Data on: May 19, 2018, 04:07:00 AM
Data is the new battlefront where the boys will be separated from the men in the quest for operational and business efficiency of corporations and individuals alike in the future.

From cars, fridges, phones, and even buildings, the Internet of Things is promising to bring zettabytes of data for synthesis and dissemination in various applications.

Moreover, in the battlefield, there will be kings, and then there will be mere pretenders to the throne.


Before they can take on the might of data corporations like Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon, blockchain based initiatives must define proper and precise strategies to democratise data.

No one is doing that better than The Quadrant Protocol.

Let us find out why this blockchain will be the force to reckon with in the future…

The Industry
One of the most exciting manufacturing enterprises is a milk plant. When we take milk to a factory, we expect many processes to give us pasteurised milk, UHT milk, milk powder, Yoghurt, Ghee, cheese, sweetened condensed milk, ice cream and a host of many other by-products.

The data industry is no different. Vast racks of computers gather billions of pages of raw data, and from that, they glean patterns, predictions and deductions, which can now be sold as products and by-products to users who want synthesised information.

Where does this data come from?
We started with the good old straight worksheets that used to store names, age, sex, social security, home address, etc.
Now the source of data is enhanced by the billions of internet users and their devices who take photos, temperatures, videos, air quality, machine health, human biometric data and all other pieces of random information.

It has now become apparent that almost anything can collect data. Even the chair you sit on at work can tell the world how many hours you put into desk work, and the laptop can better refine whether it is relevant work to your organization or not.

Who owns all this data?
The jury is still out. Human right groups cry foul any time data is availed to law enforcement.

There is now a growing discontent about the disproportionate power social media platforms have bestowed on themselves by getting people hooked on screens, generating data and getting nothing but targeted marketing after the data is sold to corporates.

Do we have challenges in the industry?
There are many challenges with the synthesis of data. We can summarize a few below;

Data Silos; Most organisations keep the data they gather from their dealings with their stakeholders like workers, suppliers and investors as corporate secrets. The bigger these companies are, the more they can employ artificial intelligence and other technologies like machine learning to create patterns and predictions, and then sell these outcomes to other corporations. This means that the bigger the company, the more it can quickly acquire free data, synthesize it and sell it to marketers, regulators, or in darker trades, criminal activities.

Fake News and other outcomes; like in any other industry, the data industry has its fair share of manipulation for economic gain. Recently, it was actively claimed that the American election was invaded through the bombardment of the social landscape with fake news and suggestive data from hundreds of thousands of user accounts from Russia to influence voters.

Users of data want authentic and truthful data. They need systems that can vet data, and ferret out fake, unauthentic and illegal feeds.

Fragmented free data feeds; If we are to depend on free data feeds, we end up with very fragmented data products that are not sustainable and cannot be used for any meaningful output.

If corporates want to complete aggregation of data for their purposes, the end up buying data expensively from many sources, and the same can be diluted by cross-pollination hence wasting money and time.

Data producers must be vetted for authenticity, and then compensated to sustain regular data flow that can be used to generate useful and ground-breaking discoveries.

Fair Remuneration to producers; Up to the advent of the blockchain, data producers have been either earning a pittance for their data, or nothing at all.
For data production to be enabled and enhanced, producers must be compensated each time their data is used.

Fighting Centralized Data Behemoths
We are all in agreement. The centralized data companies have had their field day raking in billions of dollars at the expense of the people who generate the data and give it to them for free.
The industry is ripe for decentralization. Data producers and users must be compensated for their contribution to a data economy.

However,:

The solutions that are being flaunted in this industry need a critical look if one is to pick one among many decentralized solutions to data economy.

So… Let us pick… you guessed right!

The Quadrant Protocol
The Quadrant is a decentralized data management system that is designed to enable the reception, creation and distribution of authentic data with a high degree of provenance.

Through the collection and mapping of disparate sets of data, Quadrant will use Nurseries, Pioneers, Elons and Guardians to run the blockchain.

The architecture

Nurseries will be the producers of ‘stars,’ which are simple original data pieces. Nurseries are also commonly known as Atomic Data Producers (ADPs).

Pioneers will take the stars and group them into Constellations. They are the data vendors who will purchase small pieces of data and build insights and patterns of primary interest using smart contracts on the blockchain for sale to more advanced data vendors.

Elons are the elite visionaries of the ecosystem. They will build new and exciting products from the constellations and constellation blueprints that are built by the pioneers.

Guardians will secure the blockchain by authenticating and protecting constellations, time-stamping them and ensuring no unauthentic constellations are circulating.

The solutions brought by the blockchain
The protocol is addressing three main issues that bedevil the data industry

Proof of authenticity and provenance
The element of trust is of utmost importance to the data economy. People want to know that they are buying data whose provenance is reproducible no matter how many times it is sought.

This is adequately provided by the immutability of well-designed blockchains like the Quadrant. Once a data set is produced and deployed to the network, it is stamped to keep the details of its origin, always.

Quadrant will stamp all data at the entry to their blockchain and ensure that the data maintains its provenance throughout its history.

Creating constellations for disparate data
A constellation is an arrangement of separate sets of data into a usable mesh.

At the Quadrant, this is a value-adding step that minimizes the costs of data analysis by the user, and also ensures that various relevant sets of unique data are presented into a user's preference without risk of cross-pollination.

It will even be possible to create constellations of constellations, and ultimately have Elons who can create customer specific data products.

Fair remuneration
ADPs have for long only been paid the first time they avail the data they have created.

However, with the Quadrant's fair remuneration formula, a Nursery will be paid every time their data goes up the constellation ladder or is used as a single source from the blockchain.

Comparative analysis of Competitors in the Data Economy Industry

Streamr:
Their blockchain promises a storefront marketplace for global data, permissioning and validation.

It doesn’t promise to do anything on data aggregation and proof of provenance, or the use of elite data analysts to provide market solutions for users.

It states clearly that it is a single interface data interchange system, and therefore there is only one tier of data generation, as opposed to the Quadrant's three.

Ocean Protocol
This blockchain categorizes what it is selling into assets and services, with the asset class including data and algorithms, and the service class including processing and persistence to leverage assets.

This will be done through a Curated Proofs Market that could use technologies like ZK-SNARKS to check for data integrity and a data curation popularity staking system.

Still, it doesn’t bring out the transparency authenticity and trust factor for data integrity as well as the Quadrant blueprint.

The Quadrant’s Roadmap
Starting in the second quarter of 2018 when the main net is launched, the quadrant's milestones are well spread up to January 2020 when the guardian nodes are brought on board. In between, the system will scale in three other main milestones, including data authenticity in May 2018, constellations in October 2018 and micropayments.


Final Thoughts
We are living in the data age. Information is the oil for the modern day industry.

Through IoT, the latest devices we have will be generating real-time volumes of data that individually don't look valuable, but when subjected to AI and machine learning processes will both give very detailed insights in virtually any field, or give the stepping stones to massive innovations that we can only dream of at current.

This can only be done through the democratization of data collection, analysis and remuneration.

The Quadrant is the first blockchain to address the real pain that ADPs face, and that is lack of proper and fair remuneration.

It also provides a better basis for trusting the authenticity and provenance of the stars and constellations that emanate from its blockchain.

14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Very Funny Photo About Altcoin ICO and It is True in most of cases. on: May 10, 2018, 01:54:39 PM
I just found this photo on Linkedin and it is looking quite funny and also it is truth is most of the cases.

15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How Blockshipping Will Disrupt Container Shipping and Help Save the Environment on: May 08, 2018, 05:06:23 AM
We have started seeing blockchains coming up left right and center to address many of humanity’s hitherto perennial problems.

However, solutions that enable us to exponentially contribute to the environment and save ourselves gazillions of dollars have only recently started coming up. Like the Zero Carbon Project…

… and now the Global Shared Container Platform, or in other words, the Blockshipping Blockchain.


How is container shipping going to be disrupted for worldwide gain?

Even more important, how is this blockchain proposing to improve or conserve the environment, while saving the industry dollar billions?

This article will shed light on all that, but let us first…

Understand the Legacy Container Shipping trade
Malcolm Purcell McLean did not go to sleep after the second world war. He proposed the use of standard gauge containers with 20-foot, 40 and 45-foot containers as the models.
By 1956, he shipped the first world war tanker modified as a container, and succeeded in changing shipping forever.

According to Statista, The world’s container shipping industry is the biggest seafaring trade nowadays, controlling $12 trillion in revenues, which was about 60% of all sea trade in 2017.

There are slightly more than 27 million containers worldwide. In other words, McLean’s pioneering work is arguably one of the biggest innovations in world trade.

But there are major industry barriers to this trade, and we will highlight just a few;

To the shipper
Massive problems with the state of merchandise and real time tracking of goods play out in this trade. For example, perishables are supposed to be transported in reefer containers. The authenticity of the reports on the state of the goods at destination port is left to the importers, much to the disadvantage of the shipper.

It is the classic curse of the lack of Port of Arrival Neutrality.

Another hindrance to this trade is inefficiencies in clearing and tracking information flow and high fees that make the industry a cumbersome option, as corruption, ineptitude and massive fraud interpose honest business and create huge barriers and price inflations.

To the Importer
Ultimately, all the shipping inefficiencies are transferred to the importer, and by extension to the consumer. They include the risk of not knowing where most of the containers are at any one time, damage or loss litigation, extended corruption and fraud, unfair and opaque clearing fees, overpriced inland haulage fees, substandard customer care from shipping lines and outdated shipping IT services.

To the Shipping Company
There is a huge problem for a container shipping company at current. Not only do they have containers as static, internal depreciating assets, but have the added task of hauling empty containers (pollution and costs) andloss of in-freight equipment, but also the extra costs for storage and maintenance of empty idle containers.

They also bear the brunt of merchandise litigation when shipping goes haywire, with no objective evidence to apportion responsibility to where it belongs.

Centralized shipping services are not easy to maintain. You need an in-house IT team. And most of these teams have been actually running archaic systems that cannot tell where more than half of the containers of each company are.

And don’t get started on redundancy at the agencies…

To the Financier
Now Companies go bankrupt all the time. When a shipping business goes under, and there is no port-to-port provenance of containers, it becomes very hard to recover assets from funded shipments that are in the high seas.

To Inland Hauliers and Carriers
Inland hauliers are another affected lot. Whether by rail, barge or truck, inland vagaries are diverse. From highway extortion, poor pricing to worker pilferage, untold damages are transferred to haulage companies when goods don’t go the last mile as intended.

Other global problems to the industry
Other than all these problems, there are the issues of global terrorism, general insecurity, fraud, overcapacity, redundant portside workforce, delayed payments and general inefficiency in the whole industry.

And this is perfect fodder for disruption…
Modern technologies like the blockchain, AI and Internet of Things are unique in that they look at existing industries and try to look at ways of enhancing human interactions while at the same time caring for the environment which we now know we must conserve for us to thrive.

The container shipping industry is now ripe for massive disruption.

Looking around, there doesn’t seem to be so many people who are capable of doing that. No one has a clearer vision of what must be done to accomplish what many think as impossible, other than GSCP.

And they are doing this in complete fidelity to the existing laws…

Building regulatory compliance to ICOs
A framework of lawyers, blockchain and communication experts have come together to create an ICO framework that operates in full compliance to Danish Laws, and assists in the review of existing laws to coincide with the exploding blockchain based business model.
It will be known as the ICO 2.0 Framework.

Blockshipping, the company that has started the GSCP platform as a subsidiary, are running their platform in parallel and perfect harmony to the formation of this framework.
This is good news.

Borrowing from pioneering work done by the SAFT project which was started by the US SEC, the framework heralds a new era of regulation-to-blockchain co-existence with massive potential benefits for the economies and the people who use the platforms all over the world.

And now, the GSCP Blockshipping Questions.

1. Who constitutes the GSCP Blockchain Ecosystem?
It now seems that the only way to disrupt the world of shipping, probably in a similar version to the 1950 heroics achieved by Malcolm Purcell, is to introduce the blockchain and all its attendant little sisters like AI and IoT in a comprehensively thought out and implemented shipping platform.
The GSCP is here, and all these different aspects of the industry have been pieced together into a very comprehensive solution that weaves efficiency, convenience, cost reduction, regulatory compliance and respect for the environment into a beautiful and immensely powerful container shipping experience.

This GSCP enterprise is two-fold…

The Danish Connection
Denmark is the world’s capital when it comes to the design and deployment of all types of seafaring techniques and maritime technologies. Despite a low population of less than 7 million people, Denmark is ranked as the world’s 7th seafaring economy. It is home to Maersk, the world’s largest container-based shipping enterprise.

Another interesting phenomena is that the same country prides itself as the center of Europe’s blockchain solutions. In fact, the European Blockchain Center is located in Copenhagen, at the IT University.

Now, these two specialties are about to merge in one of the world’s biggest synergistic confluences of the blockchain technology and real world environmental and economic enterprises, backed by a sound regulation from the Danish authorities.

It is known as the Global Sharing Container Platform (GSCP).

Blockshipping
The GSCP has been proposed and is being developed by the Danish Company, Blockshipping.

It is the first Nordic Shipping-based ICO, and it is headed by Peter Ludvigsen as its CEO. Peter has almost forty years’ experience in shipping, e-commerce and corporate ecosystems.

He leads a very impressive array of professionals in many fields, including shipping operations, logistics, communication, Artificial intelligence, branding, Danish Law, banking & Finance and blockchain.
This ICO is a 2018 Danish based ICO.

Let me explain.

2017 was a crazy year for ICOs. Everything seemed possible, and the masses were roped in by the gold-rush to cash in on penny coins and the Fear Of Mission Out – FOMO.

2018 heralds a year that a deeper analysis of what an ICO stands for, the legal implications, safeguards for investments and a better team analysis is becoming mainstream.

Blockshipping has entered the market at the right time. They are addressing the regulatory framework and have presented themselves as the first test-case for the Danish ICO 2.0 Framework (much of that later). This in addition to presenting one of the best though out blockchain solutions with world-wide and immediate impact.

2. How will the system operate?
GSCP’s Decentralized Inclusivity
The beautiful thing about decentralization of industry operations is that it affords everyone a platform to equitably contribute to the overall success of the value chain.
From inland carriers, terminal operations, trucking companies, container leasers (exporters), importers, financial and insurance institutions, freight forwarders to container manufacturers, the GSCP opens the door for the first ever decentralized ecosystem that seamlessly inter-governs the whole industry and makes all the decisions and processes fair, transparent and traceable, immutably and cheaply.

Creating a decentralized Container Registry
The first step will be to create a global digital tracking registry for all ‘active’ inter modal containers, on a global scale.
Now this is a formidable undertaking, but one with massive global benefits.

Within the next 2-3 years, the GSCP aspires to provide a blockchain based tracking of at least 60% of all registered containers worldwide using blockchain technologies.

A permissioned distributed ledger will allow for use of IoT to enable instant updates of interchanges and container mobility across the value chains and ensure that the blockchain knows exactly who has which container, when and where.

Managing operational payments
The shipping industry has many inter-player transactions. The blockchain proposes to use its token based pay-out systems for most of the transactions that happen in the value chain.

This, apart from providing a fast, cheap and globally uniform payment module, will make the fees transparent, fair, commensurate with the transaction nature and verifiable.

Providing an blockchain based platform for container tracking
Welcome to the global sharing economy.

The shipping industry is about to see the disruptive power of container sharing through the inter modal container tracking management proposal. It is going to be two-fold;

The Greybox solution
Popularly known as the Greybox Solution, Inter-enterprise container exchange has been enabled, albeit inadvertently, by the blockchain technology, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.
Let’s see how;

Relocating empty containers is expensive and poses environmental hazards due to unnecessary ‘air haulage’. Most carriers will do that because they must use containers they own.

But the blockchain can change all this. What about the deficit-surplus container tracking system that allows any shipper to use any nearby empty container to load cargo using lease trust lines?

With a decentralized system, everyone knows how many containers are owned by who and are currently being used by whom, and where they are. More importantly, using the tokenized fee payment structure, a transparent IOU system can be built in with proper hard coded safeguards.

The sweetener is that the container ‘exchange’ model has a fee to it that could allow for maintenance and in the process, ensure that container storage costs due to overcapacity are tamed.

This model also provides decentralised but permissioned monitoring and tracking of all containers for such interested parties as insurance and finance providers, shippers and importers. For example, the system provides other qualitative data for exporters and importers alike, including the temperature, humidity, quantity and expiry details of consumables, and integrity of all merchandise.

It is time to forget about branding containers, and concentrate more with building truly consumer friendly opportunities that make it irrelevant to have many containers, but rather have many users of a shipping service.

Hell, it will spurn a whole new industry where container manufacturers will make new containers not to sell, but to lease to the blockchain, based on an immutable and verifiable demand! Because no one will be buying containers as a branding initiative, or keeping whole soccer-field yards of idle containers!

Street-turn solutions
Another spin-off to the decentralized trucking is the final and complete solution to the street-turn problem. It is similar to the Greybox, but this time, it is inland.

Imagine you are in a town, with a consignment that you want to ship via Maersk through a particular port. The only problem is that they don’t have an empty container in your town, or if they have, it is further from you than another two or three empty containers from another shipping company that have just been offloaded and are heading back to port, empty.

You would have to pay for ‘empty mileage’ for Maersk to bring their faraway container to you, and the now empty containers will head in the same direction to the port.
Now imagine if there was a neutral redistribution of empty container shipping space, no matter who is providing the service.

The just-emptied container that is just next door would just turn through the street gate and collect your cargo, so long as your shipping requirements and the capabilities of that containers were perfectly aligned.
This is the power of the Street-turn effect!

It promises to reduce haulage costs enormously, and reduce the global carbon emissions by a colossal 1.8 million metric tonnes, annually!

Monetize Data insights that use ML, AI, IoT and Blockchain
Now, all these functionalities of the GSCP are not going to be possible without the synergistic efforts of a staggering amount of new technologies that were not available just recently.

The use of machine learning will allow for many AI based solutions in the industry. For example, regular platform users will have preferences and the decentralized worldwide Ethereum Virtual Machine will ‘learn and customize’ their preferences for a continually automated and customized experience.

Artificial intelligence will help in many things, including global positioning, parameter reporting, distress signalling and fraud detection.

All this will be helped by integrating ‘things’ like sensors and devices into a mesh of interconnected and communicating ‘internet’ which allows the artificial intelligence built into the platform to employ cognitive judgement and therefore execute immutable tasks by instructing smart contracts deployed on the blockchain.

These could range from alerting interested parties of the fate of a particular container in transit, trapping and transmission of ground-zero intelligence to combat insecurity and fraud, etc.

Another benefit of this incredible mix of technology is the advent of smart ports. Whole countries are currently bogged down by intentional port inefficiencies due to fraud, corruption, nepotism, cronyism and other vices.

This blockchain has the power to force efficiency down ports, and save carriers, forwarders and clearers, shippers and importers and ultimately taxpayers, the pain of waiting for overpriced services, often to the detriment of the goods and the very business for which the freighting was sanctioned in the first place.

3. Explain about CCC and CPT tokens?
Now, GSCP proposes to roll out its operations using two blockchain based tokens.

The CCC
As much as Angel funding has been accessed by the blockchain to kickstart operations, the Container Crypto Coin, aka the CCC, is issued on the global Ethereum network to assist in funding the GSCP initiative.

It is regarded as the external token, and will be mainly traded for speculative purposes, and also to allow for distribution of the blockchain gains amongst the holders of the funding token.

The GSCP is interesting in that it will incentivize the movement of CCCs by first liquidating the Container Platform Token (aka the CPT) – much of this below- in the sharing pool, to ETH, and offering an Eth price to CCC holders in exchange for theirholdings in timed and escalated auctions.

The price will keep on increasing in the course of the auction, and the CCC purchase will continue until all recovered Eth is spent. All the CCC thus recovered will be redistributed to the updated list of CCC owners on a pro-rata basis, meaning that CCC holders stand to benefit whether they sell or not!

The CPT
The Container Platform Token, aka the CPT, is the transaction token. It is the internal currency that will be used to make transactional payments, and will be pegged on the US dollar.

A percentage of the CPT earned by anyone trading on the platform will go to a ‘revenue sharing pool.’ this will be the main distribution point for the CPT to CCC owners, and the fund will be disbursed as described above.

4. So how will this blockchain help the environment?
The increased efficiency in container utilization will see an overall improvement by 15% of container usage, which will lead to a global annual reduction of around 2.2 million tonnes of CO2 worldwide as a saving from container materials (steel) and container processing.
The Greybox concept will lead to a further reduction of half a million tonnes, with a further 1.8 million being saved from the street-turn concept.

Overall, this project is forecasted to have the potential to reduce emissions by more than 4.6 million tonnes of CO2 annually. Those are a whopping 4.6 million carbon credits from GSCP alone!

Final thoughts
He is a fool, the man who does not look at such ICOs like the GSCP and ponder about the potential for global disruption of the largest international trade enterprise in the world, the container shipping industry.
From solving inefficiency, fraud, corruption, insecurity and delays found in the industry, the GSCP is poised to also be a springboard to world peace and environmental conservation.

This blockchain based initiative will lead to a worldwide reduction of shipping costs, reduced carbon emissions, increased container use efficiencies and an improved overall Industry performance.

And their token sales are happening in 2018. Internal and external tokens are available for shippers, stock holders, speculators and you and me.

Investment decisions are personal. This article pre-supposes that you understand a little about shipping, a little more about the blockchain technologies and even far less about other geeky technologies like machine learning, neural networks, Internet of Things and general artificial intelligence.

But the bottom line is that it supposes that for all investments you do in this industry, you do your own research and base your investments upon your own conclusions!

16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Zero Carbon Project – The Blockchain That Dares Where Developed Economies Don’t on: May 05, 2018, 03:05:05 AM
If you are still not convinced that the blockchain and its affiliated technologies have the potential to do anything under the sun for the betterment of humanity, then welcome to the Zero Carbon Project.


Can the blockchain assist with environmental management to the point where we reverse the damage that human activities have caused?
Well, let us see how these folks are monetizing international carbon credits on the blockchain to incentivize competition with fossil fuels!...

What is the pain point?
All of us are busy doing one form of environmental degradation or another, either through direct activity or procurement of environmental hazards.

Through these activities, we are polluting the air, water, and land.

We are cutting trees to build homes without any planting replenishments.

This has not only led to a loss of biodiversity, rising sea levels and melting Arctic ice at the poles but also hitherto untold high levels of flooding, droughts, landslides and other natural calamities.

The Arctic permafrost contains about 180 trillion metric tonnes of carbon which, when it thaws, will enter the atmosphere and triple the carbon concentrations in the air with devastating effects.

Mother nature complains bitterly and often fatally about this wanton destruction of her balance.

Species are disappearing through extinction every day.

We are starting to see unrest and disruption of world peace which can be attributed directly to this phenomenon as world populations start to jostle for the few remaining resources.

Controlling the world temperatures to a rise of only 2°C by the year 2100 is now just a mirage.

Scientists predict that we will soon reach the environmental tipping point.

From there, nothing we do will ever give us back our planet the way it was intended to be to support life.

Until we rise and do something about it.

And most of us are not helping matters…

As much as we would like to feel that we are using green energy, the existing solutions are more expensive than fossil fuel energy.

We also tend to think that our contributions are insignificant from a global perspective, in a typical mob psychology fashion!

Current efforts
It is not that we are not trying to salvage the situation. The following are current efforts at mitigating adverse environmental challenges;

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy sources, which include hydroelectric, wind and solar power are some of the current efforts to help minimize fossil fuel energy.

However, they are supremely expensive to establish and carry high capital recovery charges to consumers.

They are also much slower than the damage they are intended to stem.

Now, Let the questions flow.

1. Who is the Zero Carbon Project?
With 30 energy market experts who are heavily vested in the energy innovation and tackling global climate change, a company called The Beond Group has founded the Zero Carbon Project as a subsidiary.
Headed by Derek Myers, the group is already working with 600 energy consumers from the UK, and they include big names like Knight Frank and the salvation army.

2. Is there any work that the team has already accomplished?
The project has been underway for the last one year.

Activities have revolved around building the development team, completing the project’s systems and designing the smart contracts that will run the ecosystem.

Already, the UK consumers are benefitting from the model, and once the platform is ready, the team is looking to create nationwide partnerships with UK enterprises to embrace the blockchain as a platform to buy and sell carbon credits before going global.

3. What is the opportunity they bring about improving the environment?
The Carbon Credits
Without going into much detail, developed countries are allocated carbon credits to run Green House Gas emitting enterprises. They, in turn, allocate the credits to the ‘operators’ who do the actual emission in their economies.
A credit is a permission certificate to emit a tonne of carbon or carbon equivalent to the atmosphere. It can be earned through verified green activities, allocated by a government or purchased from the open market.

Internationally, credits are purchased from countries who have excess credits or from operators and governments with real environmental initiatives who earn them through validated environment enhancement projects like afforestation or avoidance of fossil fuels.

Innovative energy providers can, therefore, earn these credits and sell them in the open market.

By assigning a monetary value to gas emissions, it is possible to incentivize the emergence of a green revolution and save the planet.

The Zero Carbon Market
A quicker way of exciting consumer action is proposed by the project.
The concept involves bringing green energy providers to a blockchain market and allowing consumers to choose the energy solutions that are presented.

This choice will mainly be based on cost in comparison to the existing fossil fuel or green energy solutions that the consumer is already using.

Suppliers will prove to the blockchain that they are validated and verified using the guidelines developed in the Kyoto Protocol.

Contracts will then be drawn off-chain, and customers will gain the Energis token, which runs the blockchain, in several ways.

Energis will be the only payment method for fees in the ecosystem.

4. How do consumers get the Energis Token?
Energis can be acquired through the initial private and public sales that are happening in the first two quarters of 2018.
Consumers will also be able to acquire tokens when they register as consumers, when they refer other consumers, and when they consume energy generated through contracts that originates from the ecosystem.

They also get rewards when they are nominated by other users.

Users will have to sell their Energis tokens in the open markets. However, if they choose to pay the fees on behalf of the provider, an equivalent reduction in the energy price will be reflected in their purchases.

Energy providers will buy the tokens to pay for the platform. This way, the token's utility and value are maintained and enhanced.

The token will premiere at $0.15 in the private sale and $0.2 in the public sale, with a potential to appreciate quickly when the platform becomes.

5. Why use a blockchain?
International carbon credits are a cheap yet under-utilized tool for combating environmental degradation.

The Zero Carbon Project is leveraging the power of the distributed network to tokenize incentives for consumers at a scale that will make them act in the right direction.

By earning Energis and picking energy providers from a pool of highly competitive solutions, they can choose to pay less for energy, and will also get an opportunity to see how individual efforts will save our planet.

The blockchain will also run the ecosystem by distributing the Energis through immutable, transparent and verified code (aka the smart contracts), cheaply, across the globe.

6. So how will energy providers sell clean energy?

> Energy providers will avail clean energy in two main ways.
Provide clean, validated and verified cheap energy that competes better with both fossil fuels and renewable energy.

> Purchase international carbon credits and use them to offset carbon emissions from fossil fuel and renewable energy.
When carbon credits are used, they will invariably assist the blockchain to bring true usability to the credits and bring lower costs to the consumer through intense competition, while helping with green energy projects and therefore supporting environmental enhancement and preservation.

Final thoughts
We have seen many use-cases for blockchain, and it is now increasingly clear how this technology is going to be used for the future.
We will use this technology to improve the quality of life if we continue to see such blockchains come into existence.

By addressing the loss of biodiversity and environmental degradation through increasing clean energy competition and consumer participation, this blockchain will transform the Kyoto Protocol into a fun-filled and hugely successful planet-saving undertaking.

Uniting energy providers with consumers in a transparently managed platform for environmental gain is as good and noble as a blockchain can get.

The roadmap has been issued by The Zero Carbon Project, and it is not without its fair share of investment risks.
It is a highly personal choice then, for anyone to dare to change the environmental narrative of the world we are living in through investing in this blockchain.


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17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Yumerium – Redefining decentralized gaming on: April 30, 2018, 04:36:06 AM
The gaming industry is huge. In 2017, the worldwide industry churned in close to $109 billion, with almost a third of that attributable to smartphone gaming.

This revenue is expected to rise in the coming years, and decentralized gaming platforms are expected to play a pivotal role in this growth for the foreseeable future.



What is decentralized gaming? Why is it good news for the people who matter… the gamers?

In this article, we will study Yumerium, one such platform and how it aims to change the world of gaming for the better.

What is a gaming platform?
Whenever you play any game on the internet, it is an online game hosted either by a gaming website owned by a company or a decentralized platform.
There are many types of online games, including strategy games (e.g., chess, Othello, and monopoly), MMORPGs (i.e., Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing games) and first shooters.

Apart from providing anonymous entertainment for people, games can also be educative.
They may even have the ability to improve a child’s cognitive and interactive skills.

Centralized Vs. Decentralized Gaming
The current internet space is characterized by either corporate owned or open source applications. The internet itself is open-source, but the last two decades have seen unprecedented growth in centralized platforms that are owned by companies.
They include Google, Facebook, and Instagram, Twitter, Uber, eBay, and Amazon.

They have various ways in which they attract users, based on their functionalities. While Google optimizes net searches, Facebook optimizes interactions and attention while Instagram works with pictures and videos.

However, when it comes to gaming, we have platforms such as PlayStation (Sony), Steam, Xbox (Microsoft), and Nintendo.

Centralized platforms are mainly built for profit to the owners of the companies that build them.
They, therefore, come with some serious challenges.

Issues with existing gaming

High transaction fees: - gamers pay an arm and a leg in transaction fees and have long wait times before they can get in-game assets. These fees are mostly levied by money transfer agents like banks and mobile money service providers.
Fraud: - these are irresponsible gaming practices like player collusion to control outcomes, money laundering, and compulsive gambling. They kill game following as most online gamers will not risk their money with outfits that are deemed to attract fraud.

Delayed payments: - Banks and other financial institutions treat gaming money with suspicion, and a lot of background checking also means that you will have to wait before you can collect your winnings.

Unfair Centralized gaming: - Since centralized gaming is made to maximize profit for the companies, they do not disclose how their gaming algorithms are designed. As much as these algorithms are legally classified as trade secrets, in-house gaming developers can manipulate outcomes unfairly to favor ‘the house.'

Payment minimum limitations: - Financial institutions will put minimum deposit limits for gaming payments, which routinely locks out most potential gamers.

Yumerium’s Solutions
Decentralization has brought a paradigm shift in this industry, and Yumerium is poised to take a leading role in alleviating these pains with legacy centralized gaming platforms.
But how?

Acquisition and Engagement
All developers who bring their games for hosting at Yumerium will receive a seed fund in YUM.

They will then use it to create attractive viral marketing strategies to attract and keep players to their games.

Incentivized gaming
Game developers will use YUM rewards to pay gamers each time they play, share on social media, up-vote, like or simply leave reviews after using the game.

Yumerium will encourage its developers also to create bounty programs that enable their users to bring in more users and increase their gamer base.

Once they have the YUM, gamers can buy in-game assets or game money and use it to play the game they choose. They can also interchange assets between games.

Crowdfunding for Game Developers
Game developers and Studios will have a perfect opportunity to fund their development efforts through crowd sales of tokens to the most targeted interest group – the gamers, through Yumerium.

Decentralized Instant Payments
Through peer to peer payments to developers, earnings will instantly be paid immediately the money is availed through smart contracts.

This is a major departure from centralized payments that have long wait times before the money can reflect.

Yumerium will allow the payments to be done in YUM, with more cryptocurrencies expected to be added over time.

What is their roadmap?
Starting in the second quarter of 2018, Yumerium will quickly adopt transfer the existing Subdream Studio games (Dream Pets, Kingdom watcher, Mega Overload and Hell Dimension) to the decentralized platform for testing.

They will then build CryptoMines, the first ever Natural Decentralized game on Yumerium, and then later engage select strategic partners on the gaming platform before they can invite a wider developer base.

Token Sales
Yumerium will sell a hard cap of 500 million YUM, with one token selling at $0.1.
Their token sales will be updated on their website, and all the information one needs to see what they are doing can be seen in their whitepaper.

Final thoughts
Finally, decentralization has entered the gaming industry, and Yumerium is shaping up as one of the most inclusive and innovative platforms.
With incentivized gaming, safe, cheap and secure settlements and an already proven track record in gaming, the decentralized platform intends to bring all the advantages of experience and decentralization to its ecosystem.

Their token sale is within reach, and it is now possible to study their business model and decide whether to invest in the YUM token, develop on the platform or simply sign up and start enjoying their games once they are released!

18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Can a quantum computer crack Bitcoin cryptography? on: April 24, 2018, 04:41:39 PM
Can a quantum computer crack Bitcoin cryptography? I would like to break the myth about this one. As to cryptography, Bitcoin uses digital signature algorithms and hash functions.

Yes the ECDSA by means of which Bitcoin's digital signature works, can be cracked, but the hash function is considered invulnerable to attacks of a quantum computer. Therefore, we still have a risk that a private key can be obtained through the public one.
Address is a hash value obtained, by means of two different hash functions, so you can not get the public key from it. Public key is not visible in the blockchain until the coins are spent, so we can create a new address for each payment and the coins will be safe.

Computing capabilities of a quantum computer pose a threat to many cryptographic algorithms. However, cryptographers from all around the world are working on creation of quantum-stable cryptographic algorithms. Bitcoin's protocol can be updated and post-quantum algorithms of electronic signature can be added to it, when it’s necessary.

Therefore too early to be afraid of a quantum computer threat for Bitcoin. Today we still don't have a fully functioning quantum computer, while the post-quantum cryptography has already presented some sustainable solutions.

Author :  Anastasia Sapozhkova
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Unibright : Business Integration Solutions on: April 18, 2018, 09:52:55 AM
Block Chain Technology has revolutionized business in the 21st century.

The development of smart contracts to facilitate peer to peer communication promises secure and safe business integration which is assured by eliminating third-party interference.



But we all know that it is very expensive and hard to find a dedicated team of blockchain coders to give your business the blockchain platform it may need to function cheaply and seamlessly, especially if the company was not designed as a blockchain enterprise.

Are there easy to use solutions for non-programming staff to carry out these tasks seamlessly?

Enter the Unibright blockchain and its groundbreaking concept of business integration.

Who are Unibright?



The experts who work at Unibright have over 20 years in business integration.
Looking at the blockchain companies that exist, most of them have been designed from scratch as blockchain businesses.

It is extremely hard to find older companies adopting blockchain solutions due to the costs involved.

And because the blockchain technology helps overcome the main challenges encountered in business processes through the use of smart contracts, a solution is needed to marry the blockchain to older businesses.

And that solution is Unibright.

It seeks to improve business notifications, security, control of flow as well as data and technical integrity.

Tools availed by Unibright for Businesses

Visual Workflow Designer
If you are a manager in a manufacturing environment, you know how challenging it is to create and enforce work procedures.
The Unibright Visual Workflow designer allows process designers to create workflow smart codes that run operations in a smooth and foolproof manner.

Lifecycle contract Manager
Once you have visually designed the workflows that your operation will be using, the Lifecycle Contract manager works more like a smart coding platform that allows the workflows to be transformed into platform-dependent code.
This means that your contracts are now blockchain managed, and are thus decentralized, trust-less, secure and immutable.

Explorer
In every organization, data has to be converted so that the consumers who may be employees or customers can understand.
The Unibright explorer closely examines all the ongoing business activities as featured in the smart contracts and other systems. It helps in the presentation of data in a friendly manner on an easy to comprehend dashboard.

Connector
Since companies have other ERP and IT systems that are already in existence, the Unibright connector links up the IT landscape that is already in existence with the different blockchains and smart contracts.
This is done with the use of predefined smart adapters.

Unibright “Multi-Party Approval” template
Most of the business processes require approvals by personnel from different departments.
A marketing executive organizing a promotional meeting may need approvals from the purchasing department, finance department and from the head of the marketing department.

In all these, communication is done through the phone and email. The process takes a lot of time before the approval is manually executed and may cost the organization a lot of money.

With the adoption of Unibright Multi-level Approval system, a single blockchain handles the whole process automatically. Smart contracts are generated, and with Unibright explorer, communication ceases to be manual but technologically advanced because of adoption of blockchain technology in business integration.

The Token Sale
The UBT will debut on 10th April 2018, with 150million UBT total supply and an initial price of $0.14.
One must join the UBT whitelist to be allowed to purchase the UBT with “early bird” benefits.

Conclusion
Most blockchains are all about transfer of money or storage of information in an immutable and secure manner.
It is refreshing to start seeing a blockchainthat addresses the integration of business operations by embedding smart contract into the business networks and processes.

What is more clear is that the Unibright blockchain is capable of assisting companies that have no IT developers to do it simply with regular staff.

The use cases for Unibright include quickening the approval process hiring of new employees, record keeping, specification generation, business communication and overall performance of a company.

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20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Databroker DAO: A Peer-To-Peer Decentralised Marketplace For IoT Sensor Owners & on: April 18, 2018, 09:36:23 AM


What Is Databroker DAO?
DataBroker DAO is the first open market for selling and buying sensor data. Being a regionalized marketplace for IoT sensor data that utilizes blockchain technology, Databroker DAO allows for sensor owners to convert generated data to revenue streams. This opens up an opportunity for wealth generation in various industries. Data will be used and become more efficient.

In the present day, companies utilize sensor data to improve and keep track of their operations. The outcome is a single-purpose data landscape. DataBroker DAO initiates the evolution towards ‘smart living’ ensuring the data is ready and easily accessible to cities, organizations, businesses, and entrepreneurs at a reasonable price.

How Databroker DAO Uses Sensor Data To Facilitate Conversion Ideas Into Value Adding Services
First, Databroker DAO provides a distributed foundational layer for buying and selling of the IoT sensor data. As a result, the expectation is that unimagined uses of data that the entrepreneurs, researchers, and organizations from around the world have in their minds will materialize to create incredible value-adding services which improve the quality of life in the cities as well as our societies as a whole.

DataBroker DAO is the first and leading marketplace for IoT Sensor data that looks forward to connecting sensor owners to potential purchasers of the data directly. It utilizes the existing infrastructure from telecommunication services providers in charge of sensor connectivity networks founded on LoRa, GSM, SigFox or through a patented gateway of the owner of the sensor. To some extent, DataBroker DAO can be compared to a “secondary market” for IoT sensor data and has been dubbed an “eBay” or “Amazon” for IoT sensor data.

Data Processors
Data Processors are the Data Buyers who purchase data with the apparent intention of enriching the data then handling it or reselling it to their clients. This enrichment may assume many forms, at the same time, the level of insight provided can categorize data Processors.

a. Simple data services are the commonest. Data brokers amass data from several sources and offer it in collected and conditioned form. This data would otherwise be fragmented, conflicted or unreliable at times.

b. Smart data services provide calculated and conditioned data, with methodical rules and calculations, applied to develop further insight from the data collected and further assist in the process of the decision-making. (for instance; Artificial Intelligence).

c. Adaptive data services apply analysis to request-specific data of customers combined with data in a context store. This form of service is more advanced than the forms above.

Why Databroker DAO Is The Best Marketplace For Blockchain IoT Sensor Data
Sensor owners :They can monetize their data and turn a sunk cost into a prospective money maker and at least the opportunity to recover some of their investments in the IoT sensors.
Network operators : They gain speed and scale in the network adoption process since connected telcos can present a win-back to their enterprise accounts, a clear USP.

Sensor manufacturers : The makers of sensors can stop the 'race to the bottom' for production and as well pull resources and capital out of manufacturing then assign them to profitable SaaS offerings.

Smart city initiatives : These can bound the upfront cost of inhibiting the town with sufficient sensors and turn the expense to investment with a 2 to 3 year payback period as well as a continuous income stream after that.

Agricultural sector : The Agricultural sector in Belgium today, about 10% of the farmers are 'techie.' They install sensors for wind, barometric pressure, temperature, humidity, soil PH level. The Databroker DAO platform provides the possibility to do all these.

Academics : They are likely to access thousands of sensors and buy data directly at a reasonable price in the marketplace, thus wounding out the established data providers.

Summary
Databroker DAO in simple terms is a devolved marketplace for IoT sensor data that utilizes the Blockchain technology. The platform enables sensor owners to convert generated data into income streams. It opens up a fortune, opportunities for several industries and the data used become even more effective.

Token Sale Detail
Pre sale starts : MARCH 19TH, 2018 - 4PM CET
Public sale starts : MARCH 26TH, 2018 - 4PM CET
Ticker : DTX
Public sale Token Price : 1 DTX = 0.15 USD (0.00025 ETH)

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