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Increased Regulatory Scrutiny Is Bad News For US Investors

Investment in the crypto space has gone ballistic. When it was just a few million dollars here and there, it was just a niche experiment. Now that there are billions in investments going in, and market capitalizations of coins are measured in hundreds of millions and even billions of the top players, regulators are being forced to take a closer look. The amount of money raised by ICO cumulatively is nearing $4 Billion since 2014. But we can see that the vast majority of it has been this past year. With crypto assets on the verge of going mainstream and nearly every industry exploring blockchain technology, the current ICO regime has attracted billions this year alone, and with that comes regulatory scrutiny. Along with that increase in attention from regulators worldwide, development teams...

Anonymity used to come to the Premium… until now. ADAMANT is here, folks!

There is no denying, the world we currently live in has become completely infatuated with all kind of social networks. Anonymity is now a privilege and some may argue, nearly impossible to achieve. Advertisers do track your internet habits across all your devices: tablets, laptops and smartphones – gathering the information on everything from your shopping patterns to the web browsing. Not to forget the numerous controversies about what Internet companies should be allowed to track and sell to third parties. Messenger applications have also come under scrutiny and back in 2016. When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said that despite appraising Telegram founder Pavel Durov’s work “admirable,” he still believes the messaging service is “less safe than WhatsApp.” However, with the advent of B...

The Reverse ICO Business Model

Approaching the ICO in an Unorthodox Way By Staff Writer CoinMD, is doing their ICO all wrong…through lean start up principles and $50K of the Founders own start-up capital they have created a working business model with a solid multi-million-dollar revenue stream, they created a blockchain centric solution solving a massive problem (healthcare) and they have created a ‘utility’ currency which has usability meaning you can spend it with one-click ordering and receive value in return. In fact, they are one of the first companies to integrate a cryptocurrency wallet with a shopping cart and soon will integrate a cryptocurrency exchange. After all this…they are launching an ICO to add additional revenue streams to their business (members only bank and noncaptive insurance company) and to scal...

From the Las Vegas strip to blockchain code. SP8DE ICO is coming…

Seasons come and go, political parties swap places and now and again, a technological breakthrough changes how we see the world we live in. The world stands on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally change the way we live, work, and relate to one another. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that started in the middle of the last century and to a large degree is set to be characterized by decentralisation. The power of blockchain has already proved its worth in a number of industries and despite the initial scepticism, it only continues to build on the adoption rate. From fintech to biotech, the technology has revolutionised the industry it laid eyes on. Just like anything else, the gambling and betting industry underwen...

From “BowieBonds” to CelebrityTokens

Securitisation and celebrity bonds are a novel idea. David Bowie was a pop music icon to many, but how many people know he was also involved in innovation in the world of finance? Back in the mid-1990s, David Bowie, along with his financial manager Bill Zysblat, and banker David Pullman came up with a new structure to generate cash from Bowie’s extensive catalogue. The structure, dubbed “Bowie bonds”, awarded investors a share in his future royalties for 10 years. Late last year, the start-up called Royalty Flow, filed an offering at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), outlining plans for a “mini-IPO”. Royalty Flow was selling a little more than 3.3 million shares to the public for $15 each, with a minimum investment of $2,250 and was to use the proceeds from th...

DOCADEMIC The future of medicine

What is DOCADEMIC? The DOCADEMIC PLATFORM is a single globally-sourced healthcare service platform for the public that begins with free Human Doctor-AI assisted Video Telemedicine service already in use in 20 countries by thousands of users and an associated suite of AI assisted tools and social network for the medical community. Combined, these produce the highest level of free basic quality healthcare allowing any individual to access the benefits and knowledge of healthcare that technology now permits. The DOCADEMIC PLATFORM DOCADEMIC APP is built on top of DOCADEMIC ́s existing blockchain enabled, patient data routing and AI assisted technologies. With its simplicity of use It becomes the ultimate resource for anyone who needs orientation in a health-related issue—a one touch system th...

MCash wins the “Challenge” on ICO box!

According to one expert review on the platform! “The project already has an existing platform, which gives it a head start for taking its market share in the industry. Already existing user base indicates that the project has a strong support and demand for its services.” What exactly is MCash? MCash or simply put “MACHAAO Cash” is an ERC 20 based utility token required to participate in the blockchain version of live prediction eGames called “Challenges”. New Users can earn MCash through Time based incentivized actions such as applying Sports skills to predict match situation. Users can also buy MCash to create their own private challenge with friends. Users will get to spend their MCash winnings to Redeem Instant Digital Brand Gift Cards / avail other 3rd party service ...

Giftz and Blockv Form Alliance to Bring Blockchain Rewards To The Masses

  Announcement: Giftz and Blockv Form Alliance   The Blockchain Challenge There is a race going on that 98% of the world knows nothing about. It’s a race to earn the ultimate prize, the brass ring, and it is the goal of most blockchain developers — token adoption by the general population.  The Blockchain Community continues to grow, but still only about 2% of the world population even knows what blockchain is. I believe (currently) the only way to get mass adoption of a token is to give it away for free, create intuitive interfaces and don’t try to change customer behavior.  Coinbase gives away crypto for referrals, ICOs are now giving away discounts and bonuses. These are all “rewards” in the traditional sense and they are effective. Incentivizing ...

Doing good with Blockchain. Exsulcoin aims to solve worldwide refugee problems.

Exsulcoin Thesis James Song the founder of Exsulcoin believes that blockchain technology can solve many of the critical challenges faced by refugees today. Especially with the creation of an online marketplace and community, matching refugees with supporters and driven by a suite of smart contracts built on the Ethereum network. This can improve outcomes by cutting across agencies to produce meaningful efficiencies while encouraging regulators to co-create solutions. Additionally, the creation of a mobile education platform to deliver personalized and specialized content to refugees. This will help them overcome critical integration challenges and access key services. The marketplace and platform will be linked and work together to create value across the community; for instance, refugees ...

Decentralized Crypto-economy is a New Paradigm

GigEcoin is the task rabbit for blockchain that rapidly changes the world financial system with value and growth. Working in the gig economy, whether it be navigating urban streets to deliver a package or waiting to find out what task will come your way next, is often an enjoyable thrill or a convenient choice for many individuals. The Problem The Office for National Statistics estimates that only 30% of temporary employees are in insecure work because they can’t find a permanent job. But at the same time many gig economy workers are also concerned about the rights they are given. The CIPD recently found that only 13% of gig economy workers said that having fewer rights and benefits is a fair deal in exchange for the independence they got. There is an urgent need to reform how employ...

The Next Evolution of Crypto Assets

Caviar seeks to change the way we think about crypto-assets with income-generating short-term loans, backed by real estate. By re-allocating funds between crypto and real estate markets, Caviar aims to provide income and growth via dual market exposure in a single token. By diversifying crypto-currencies and crypto-assets with income generating real estate loans, Caviar produces a risk sensitive portfolio. In case of a bare market in real estate or crypto, they plan to use their expertise to shift investment to maximize upside. They are currently building a proprietary Intelligent Predictive Model for Crypto Asset and Crypto Currency price forecasting backed by real data science. Caviar Intelligent Predictive Model (IPM) An innovative artificial intelligence predictive scheme model based o...

Major cryptocurrency exchange to exclude many ICOs

Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX) has said that it won’t be trading the majority of new cryptocurrencies. GDAX is backed by the New York Stock Exchange and they aren’t stocking the new initial coin offerings (ICOs) because of risks in the market. About GDAX GDAX is currently the world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency marketplace by volume; at the start of November, approximately US$255m were traded in 24 hours. Compare this with the largest cryptocurrency trader, Bithumb, located in South Korea, trading US$290m in 24 hours. The digital exchange is regulated by New York Department of Financial Services and is owned by Coinbase, who are a San-Francisco based digital wallet company valued at US$1.6bn this year. Traded cryptocurrencies At the moment GDAX only trades Bitcoin, Litecoin and Eth...