Bitcoin Press Release:ARK blockchain ecosystem gears up for the mainnet (main blockchain) launch on March 21, 2017.
March 9, 2017, France – The blockchain ecosystem, ARK proudly announces the launch of its mainnet — the ARK blockchain on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Along with the genesis block, the platform will also generate all the ARK tokens for distribution amongst the Token Exchange Campaign (TEC) participants.
A result of few months of extensive coding and testing, the mainnet launch will mark a major accomplishment for both the ARK Crew and ARK Community. The team behind the development of mainnet prioritized core’s stability over the speed of delivery to ensure a flawless, efficient system. ARK Crew expresses its gratitude to the understanding community that has been supporting them all along.
Once the genesis block is created on March 21, 2017, at 19:00 UTC, the crowd sale participants will be able to visit http://tec.ark.io/ to claim their ARK tokens. They can start withdrawing the tokens into their personal ARK wallets or addresses. ARK TEC participants and community members can also download an updated version of the ARK personal desktop wallet from the website before March 21st. At the same time, ARK insists existing wallet users to upgrade their ARK wallets to the latest mainnet version before launch.
The ARK Crew will soon start adding bounties to the Token Exchange website or manually process them after the mainnet launch, ensuring ample time for verifying the network before distribution. ARK will make the exchanges available to the community during the initial launch period. While additional details about the exchanges are limited at this time, the platform will soon update more information on its Slack Chat and official blog during the mainnet launch.
A new decentralized digital asset token, ARK is based on a much-advanced blockchain technology and is meant for mass consumer adoption. ARK, with its extensive capabilities, incorporates some of the best features like SmartBridge Technology, allowing it to communicate with other blockchains. It uses Encoded Listeners that listens for any communication sent via the ARK SmartBridge vendor fields inserted as small code snippets by participating blockchains. The SmartBridge can be utilized by other coins like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and even SmartBridge Apps.
ARK is the first Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) consensus based cryptotoken, with initial upgrades like HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) Wallets. ARK has made significant improvements to its DPoS algorithm and the Lisk codebase from which it was forked.
Significant upgrades made to ARK ecosystem includes the replacement of sidechains with SmartBridge, removal of custom node version, UI (for stability and security reasons), changes in constants like block time, block rewards, etc.
ARK now adds simple PBFT before forging a new block. It has also made some changes to the address format, keeping it close to the Bitcoin type addressing format while enabling HD Wallet (as per BIP32) functionality. Other changes include completely rewritten node management (using single Node-Manager and messaging system), forging round management (removal of mem-round, reward block fee to forger – zero delay reward) and an addition of 64 bytes Vendor Field as the first SmartBridge iteration.
In-memory Peer management processing for improved efficiency, strengthened transaction management and broadcast core functionality, division of relay nodes and forging nodes, modified nodes broadcast pattern for improved transaction speeds and SPV support for lite clients are some of the other additional updates included in the mainnet.
Once the ARK mainnet is launched, the platform intends to add IPFS as first class citizen (using SmartBridge addressing), improve the protocol (uncle forging, voting weights), remove unsecure APIs and create routing tables.
The ARK network is secured by 51 delegate nodes, chosen by a voting process involving public votes with ARK tokens. Each ARK token containing wallet will be eligible to cast one vote during the launch. However, once the mainnet starts operating smoothly, the voting mechanism will change to support multiple votes per wallet.
Approximately one week after the mainnet launch, ARK will introduce Community Forging at block 75,600, allowing anyone to run a forging node by making use of the ARK Commander Node installer and monitoring tool (instructions available on the blog). ARK has successfully tested 25 transactions per second, with 8 second block times on its testnet. However, the newly launched mainnet will be hard coded for 5 TPS, to be scaled on demand.
ARK once again expresses its gratitude to the community and ARK TEC participants for making the initiative possible. It invites people to submit their queries, support requests, and suggestions on the official ARK Slack channel.
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Bitcoin Press Release:Oshi Bitcoin Casino now allows players to customize in-game spins and bonuses with its new bonus feature “Build Your Bonus”.
March 8, 2017, Curacao –Oshi Casino has announced their exclusive personalized bonus system. The “Build Your Bonus” system offers players a unique betting experience by enabling them to modify both the number of in-game spins and the bonus percentages.
The new feature, launched on January 31, 2017, doesn’t force the players to stick to generic bonus settings. The “Build Your Bonus” feature lets new players utilize custom dials to choose a balance between 500 free spins at one end of the dial and a maximum bonus of 150% on the other. The bonus percentage selected will affect the number of free spins and vice versa. The bonuses are slightly smaller for established Oshi Casino veterans, but a seasoned Oshi Casino player can still receive a maximum 40% match bonus. When the match dial is at 0%, players entitled to a reload bonus can also receive up to 80 Free Spins.
After choosing the preferred currency, the player can select their specific bonus settings. The unique settings will create a bonus code in the box below, which can be easily copied via clipboard and entered at the deposit stage. To take advantage of this unique new bonus feature, a minimum deposit between €10 and €48, or 0.02 BTC and 0.096 BTC is required. In addition to Bitcoin, Oshi Casino supports fiat currencies such as USD, AUD, RUB, and SEK. The custom bonus generated using the “Build Your Bonus” feature can be availed once every day.
Besides the custom bonus feature, Oshi Casino offers a range of special offers including Deposit Free Welcome Package, a 15 Free Spin Offer, as well as weekly and daily reward bonuses.
Right now, there is a huge plethora of Bitcoin Casinos to choose from. But very few of them offer players the unique experience of customizing their bonuses. With this new bonus feature, a quick registration process, provably fair gaming and a strong focus on online Casino Games, Oshi Casino presents itself as a very attractive option for online players looking for a slightly more personal touch to their betting experience.
About Oshi Casino
Launched in 2016, Oshi Casino is a fully licensed platform owned and operated by Direx N.V. The platform offers a range of game titles from leading providers like SoftSwiss, NetEnt, BetSoft, Amatic, Endorphina, Ezugi, Habanero, iSoftBet, MtSlotty and Pocket Dice. Oshi Casino is a provably fair platform certified by iTech Labs. The games offered on Oshi Casino includes Slot games, Table games, Roulette Wheels, BlackJack, Live Tables, Poker-based Games, Video Poker and Card Games.
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Bitcoin Press Release:Coinidol.com News Outlet invites every FinTech news outlet and every member of the crypto-community to join the jury in the case, where scammers have allegedly stolen about $10,000,000.
March 7, 2017 –Coinidol.com, the Blockchain News Outlet that has an audience in 174 countries, is taking the role of organizer of a public trial.
When asked if it is not a job for international police George Gor founder of CoinIdol responded,
“The answer is simple. Blockchain projects got used to self-regulation instead of state regulation. The order is not settled. The biggest project, based on Blockchain technology, known as Bitcoin, is solving every question with public polls. The crypto community votes on what to do about every problem associated with Bitcoin. They don’t attract any authority. Moreover, Bitcoin was created to avoid authorities. Bitcoin is not recognized as a currency in many countries of the world. There are lots of countries where cryptocurrencies are called candy wrappers. Is it right to ask the police to regulate cases, where these candy wrappers were stolen? How do you regulate international scam cases with Bitcoin not in a single country but in the whole world? Why is it not a job for the crypto community?”
CoinIdol.com wants to set a precedent, of how the community can solve legal issues that is not protected by the law. CoinIdol is aware that this very first trial is experimental. George continues,
“We are afraid of the results much more than anybody. We are not sure that this is the right way, but someone should dare to be first.”
The second reason for hosting the public trial is that news sites are the first system used by scammers during so-called false ICOs. Scammers and fraudsters ask them to write articles or display banners to advertise them. George Gor continues,
“Can the whole crypto world set a precedent, when we force scammers, who have stolen up to $10 mln in Bitcoin to pay $1,000 to charity? ”
The same scammers often turn to other media platforms, advertising and PR-agencies as well. Some of these platforms may agree to such jobs without properly checking all the details, and as a result, accidentally help fraudsters steal money from other people’s pockets. Johanna, COO and co-founder of Bitcoin PR Buzz comments,
“This raises two very important philosophical questions, both of which I battle on a weekly basis: Is it okay to scam the scammer and can an industry without law be lawful?”
Coinidol is asking every member of the crypto community to vote and answer these questions. As well as the honorary members, who we invited to be the leaders in this process:
– Charles Hoskinson, former CEO of Ethereum;
– Nathan Wosnack, Founder and President of Ubitquity LLC;
– Richard Kastelein, Founder of The-blockchain.com;
– Alex Matanovic, Co-Founder of Serbian Bitcoin Association
– Roger Ver, Bitcoin Jesus, Founder of Bitcoin.com;
– Rupert Hackett, Board Director at Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association;
– Bas Wisselink, Co-Founder at NXT Foundation;
– Eric Grill, CEO of CoinOutlet, a Bitcoin ATMs company;
– Stephen DeMeulenaere, Co-Founder of Coin Academy;
– Ivan Tikhonov, Founder of Bits.media.
Nathan Wosnack, president of blockchain company Ubitquity, has chosen to resign.
“After careful consideration, and the feedback from colleagues along with my lawyer, I’ve been told I should withdraw from this public trial. It could result in legal ramifications along with bad publicity. I have heard from his friend that Jawad may seek legal action. Therefore, I’d like to ask to have my name removed from participating.”
The vote will end on March 17, 2017, GMT, and the results will be published on Monday, March 20, 2017, with comments from the jurors on why they have voted the way they did.
The voting formula is: the results of the community voting and honorary jury will be summed 50/50. We will take further action depending on the results of the voting. George finishes by saying,
“Please, support this initiative however possible with post, repost, like, comment or any other way. It doesn’t matter, if you have pros or cons, you should take part in this, if you are a member of the world crypto community. Cast your vote – don’t permit somebody else to decide for you”
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Bitcoin Press Release:The leading Spanish Bitcoin company Bitnovo offers free virtual VISA cards to celebrate its expansion to more than 130 countries worldwide.
March 6, 2017, Valencia, Spain –Bitnovo, the Spanish Bitcoin platform announces the expansion of its services on a global scale. The company’s services are now available in more than 130 countries around the world.
People in the supported countries can avail a range of Bitnovo’s services including purchase and sale of bitcoin, instant conversion of bitcoins to euros and flash recharges for Bitnovo prepaid debit cards. In addition to its standard prepaid debit card, Bitnovo has recently started issuing physical and free virtual VISA cards. Bitnovo customers can place an online order for the new VISA cards from any of the 130 supported countries. Customers ordering the prepaid debit card can choose the available express delivery option to receive their physical card within 48 hours.
Bitnovo takes pride in offering services that make virtual currency tangible, affordable, safe and easy to use. The platform, with its new VISA prepaid card offering allows users to refill the card by converting their bitcoin holdings to euros. This makes it much simpler for the Bitcoin community to indirectly spend cryptocurrency for their daily needs. With Bitnovo’s prepaid debit card, the user can avail all the advantages and guarantees of a VISA card. For the users’ convenience, Bitnovo allows each individual to hold up to three physical and three virtual cards. Every card can support a maximum spending limit of up to € 20,000. Bitnovo’s prepaid cards can be used at any of the VISA supported ATMs across the world for cash withdrawals. Any issues, Bitnovo has set up dedicated technical support in both English and Spanish to answer card related queries.
The Spanish Bitcoin platform also maintains one of the largest Bitcoin ATM networks, set to have over 300 operational units in Spain by April 2017. People can buy and sell bitcoin over these Bitcoin ATMs. Users can also avail the Bitnovo voucher option for the physical purchase of the cryptocurrency without having to divulge one’s personal and payment information.
All these features make Bitnovo one of the fastest and safest Bitcoin platform services in the market. It not only makes buying and selling bitcoin easier but also enables the community to purchases goods and services from establishments that do not currently accept bitcoin as a means of payment.
Based out of the Spanish territory of Valencia, Bitnovo is a leading international Bitcoin platform that offers a range of services to the cryptocurrency community. The platform with a presence in over 130 countries allows users to buy/sell bitcoin using Bitcoin vouchers, Bitcoin ATMs, and prepaid cards. It also lets users buy small denomination cards anonymously.
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Bitcoin Press Release:Humaniq postpones its ICO to provide an equal opportunity for investors from across the globe.
March 2, 2017, Luxembourg –Humaniq, a blockchain based banking application with a mission to aid 2 billion currently unbanked people from emerging economies reschedules its ICO from February 28 to April 6, 2017. Humaniq hopes that the postponed ICO will ensure unhindered participation of investors from countries like China that is currently facing certain restrictions.
Humaniq’s primary goal is to create an Ethereum blockchain based mobile banking app that can be offered to the over two billion people with no current access to banking services. In addition to the banking service, the app will also provide the necessary infrastructure to allow third party insurance providers, p2p lenders, and data security services to use it. The blockchain banking platform is designed by accounting for different perspectives presented by people from various countries and cultures.
Chinese investors have shown a lot of interest in Humaniq’s ICO. In the wake of recent developments where the country’s government has restricted the movement of Bitcoin, Humaniq has in good faith moved the ICO dates to prevent any inconvenience in shifting assets within the cryptocurrency investor community.
“I’ve been in close contact with our Chinese partners, and our internal information shows us that there is strong interest in this ICO among Chinese blockchain community members. Therefore, we’re going to show some solidarity and good faith to our friends in China, and push back the ICO so that they don’t miss out on early investor rewards,”
Fork clarified that the change in ICO dates has nothing to do with any organizational challenges. The team behind Humaniq stands ready and continues to make progress with the app. The only reason for changing the dates is to see if the Chinese government will change its stance so that investors can feel free to participate in the crowd sale unhindered.
Launched in 2016, the Humaniq platform is a result of Alex Fork’s discussions with Vitalik Buterin and the UN representatives on a later date at the ICT Conference in Moldova. Fork has also interacted with over 500 representatives from the Russian finance industry.
Humaniq will be working closely with the head of Satoshi Centre in Botswana, Alakanani Itireleng and other partners from developing nations. They will function as regional and local leaders responsible for making the community understand the platform’s importance. Itireleng is also one of the principal authors of “The African Blockchain Opportunity” and has been a tireless advocate for Blockchain in developing nations.
With the goal of including over 2 billion unbanked people into the global economy, Humaniq is already off to a great start. The platform has been successful in its initial crowdfunding campaign in December 2016. The startup also has an ambitious agenda for 2017.
Humaniq is sponsoring a startup competition at the BlockShow Europe 2017 in Munich, Germany. The contest schedule coincides with the ICO launch on April 6, 2017. The event will see six finalists competing for a €10000 prize which will be offered half in Bitcoin and rest in Humaniq tokens.
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Bitcoin Press Release:The MetaGold project has announced its upcoming crowdsale of MetaGold (MEG) cryptocurrency, an in-game currency for current and future game titles.
March 2, 2017, Moscow, Russia – The Moscow-based indie game development studio, MetaGold is launching a crowdsale of its MetaGold (MEG) cryptocurrency. The soon to be launched crowdsale will involve custom ERC20 tokens based on the Ethereum blockchain.
The MEG cryptotokens, sold during the crowdsale will serve as an in-game currency for the games developed by MetaGold Studios. Subscribers to MetaGold crowdsale can use the tokens on the indie studio’s flagship War of Magi — a turn-based multiplayer card game and another upcoming cross-platform multiplayer adventure game, codenamed Project X.
With the MEG cryptotokens, gamers will be able to buy many collectible items, including custom skins, characters, booster packs, cards etc. All purchases made on the platform gets recorded on the Ethereum blockchain, enabling players to share, trade, sell or be a collector and safely store the items. The use of Ethereum blockchain also allows gamers and asset owners to verify their holdings at any time.
Assets owned by the players on MetaGold network are free from third-party intervention. It prevents others from seizing, deleting or modifying the assets or the markets on which they are exchanged.
The MetaGold team continues to develop both the current as well as new game titles. All the games developed by MetaGold will support and use MEG tokens as its native in-game currency. The MetaGold team will be creating a total of 8,000,000 MEG tokens, out of which 6,000,000 MEGs will be made available to the crowdsale participants. Rest of the 2,000,000 MEG tokens will follow the following distribution pattern:
a. 900,000 MEGs reserved for the founders of MetaGold
b. 800,000 MEGs for the platform’s advisors, partners, and other third-parties
c. 300,000 MEGs for campaigns and bounties.
The founders’ share of MetaGold tokens will be subject to a 6-month lock-in period, starting from the last day of the crowdsale.
MetaGold has already made its development roadmap for the year 2017 available on the website. It will soon announce the exact dates for the upcoming MEG crowdsale as well.
About War of the Magi
A creation of MetaGold Studios, War of the Magi is a turn-based multiplayer card game where players learn to master the magical skills and knowledge to graduate from being a young aspiring magician to a formidable magician. The game follows an exciting story campaign with 50 missions, complete with enchanting graphics and stunning visual effects. War of the Magi uses MEG cryptocurrency as its in-game currency.
MetaGold is an independent game development studio based out of Moscow, Russia. The
three-member game development and distribution team has Michael Solomatin as the CEO/Senior Game Developer, Dmitry Kolyshko as the Web Developer/System Admin/Support, and Alexey Terenin as the Game Developer.
Contact Name: Mikhail Solomatin Contact Email:[email protected] Location: Moscow, Russia
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Bitcoin Press Release:Warrior Developments Limited’s XOTTO puts the renowned Hong Kong Mark Six lottery on the Ethereum Blockchain.
March 1, 2017, British Virgin Islands –XOTTO is a brand-new lottery on the Ethereum blockchain which follows the same rules as the Hong Kong Mark Six (HKM6) Lottery. Developed by Warrior Developments Limited, the similarities between the actual lottery and XOTTO’s blockchain version extends beyond just the rules. Even the ticket numbers and the draw dates are the same on both lotteries. XOTTOs first draw was held on February 21, 2017, at 6:15 PM (Hong Kong time).
The blockchain version of Hong Kong Mark Six lottery, XOTTO draws its qualities of transparency and fairness from the distributed ledger technology. The lottery is designed to be very simple in player’s viewpoint while it solves the problem of money withdrawals, commonly faced by the online gambling community. As a blockchain application, all XOTTO elements are trackable and can be fully automatized.
XOTTO allows players to purchase the ticket anonymously, without having to complete the registration process. However, those willing to leave their email address can do so on their own volition. The use of Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts system ensures the winnings are delivered automatically to the concerned digital wallets, thus eliminating the need for players to claim their rewards manually. The winnings numbers will be same as the ones announced by the Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery.
The XOTTO lottery is powered by VEROS (VRS), a cryptocurrency launched in October 2016. People will be buying the blockchain lottery with VEROS tokens. Based on the total number of tickets purchased, the resulting lottery jackpot will be paid to the winning ticket holder in the same cryptocurrency. Winners will receive the prize directly in their VEROS e-wallet from which they had purchased the tickets. Currently limited to VEROS, the platform will soon include BTC and ETH payment options as well.
Implemented as an Ethereum Smart Contract application, XOTTO involves only two parties – the player and the smart contract. Anyone on the Ethereum blockchain can search for information about the drawn lottery numbers and transactions (pay-ins/pay-outs), making it completely transparent and straight forward.
The lottery draw occurs thrice in a week; on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (or Sunday) at 09:30 PM (Hong Kong time), followed by the announcement of results on TV, radio, HKM6 and the XOTTO lottery websites. The mechanics of XOTTO blockchain lottery and how it solves the issues related to traditional and centralized online gambling concerning fairness, transparency, and reclamation of winnings is described clearly in the whitepaper available here.
Developed by Warrior Developments Limited, XOTTO is a blockchain-based lottery service that replicates the famous Hong Kong Mark Six Lottery system on Ethereum blockchain. XOTTO aims to bring fairness, accountability, transparency and ease of use to the online lottery and gambling system by making use of the distributed ledger technology.
Contact Name: Maria Popova Contact Email:[email protected] Location: British Virgin Islands
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Bitcoin Press Release:Apptrade, the OpenLedger powered platform that allows investors to profit from the success of any app in a portfolio launches a crowdsale for its digital token APPX today.
February 27, 2017, Pandrup, Denmark –OpenLedger’s Apptrade, the platform creating “Kickstarter for Apps on the Blockchain”, has announced its Initial Token Offering (ITO) to take place today, on February 28 2017.
Powered by the digital token APPX, Apptrade creates portfolios, or groups of apps, where if one of those apps becomes the next Instagram or Angry Birds, then the value of the whole portfolio rises. Each app portfolio is designed to ensure that every app included within it is supporting all the others through regularly scheduled updates, highly visible cross promotion, and a high standard of quality. Daniel Pineda, founder of Apptrade LLC clarifies,
“With the transparency and security of OpenLedger, Apptrade can fully embrace this new form of collaborative marketing and funding. If one or a few of the brands go viral and become hits, it should put eyes on the rest of the brands in the group. Our mission is to improve access to value for content creators worldwide.”
App creators can launch a portfolio of their own, or join an existing portfolio, raising awareness and revenue for their applications. Apptrade will bring a diverse group of app developers together to create a mutually beneficial arrangement.
Apptrade also provides a set of market analytics tools to help sponsors analyze trends, including the portfolio’s economic trajectory, hence guiding them to make an informed decision on where to place their funds. Ronny Boesing, the CEO of OpenLedger explains,
“Apptrade is the most intelligent way to buy, sell and invest in apps thanks to the tools provided enabling the VC to look at SEO and social data when doing acquisitions. To be able to invest in many apps at once and have all the compliance and tracking done automatically is simply amazing. It is the essence of innovation on the blockchain and will attract brokers worldwide.”
The US-based company Apptrade LLC is part of OpenLedger Decentralized Conglomerate (DC), the world’s first blockchain powered conglomerate to allow multiple platforms to benefit from cross-promotion throughout its entire network. Apptrade will be offered as a platform on OpenLedger, and create its own Denmark based company, ApptradeApS. Ronny Boesing continued saying,
“Apptrade’s venture is an innovation in investment finance, one that could have fascinating results for the future of fundraising in general. As crowdsales and ITOs have transformed cryptocurrency investing, Apptrade FPOs and digitally shared reserves will transform the app investment market in a spectacular fashion.”
OpenLedger’s Apptrade ITO will enable the platform to raise required funds for further development; marketing, legal and promotional activities. Following the ITO, the platform will start issuing master tokens three times a year based on the demand. BitcoinIRA.com, the world’s first bitcoin-based retirement investment company that also published a Bitcoin Investors Guide last year has posted a reader-friendly breakdown of the Apptrade ITO on their website.
Investors, or sponsors, who wish to invest in a portfolio’s success will receive exclusive access to revenue sharing opportunities whilst diversifying risk. When linked, a portfolio of apps has the potential to become a robust asset. The app portfolio marketplace exists on OpenLedger DEX where all activity is recorded on a public ledger. Sponsors gains access to the cash flow generated from app revenues by owning APPX tokens. The collaboration between Apptrade and OpenLedger is mutually beneficial, and investors can benefit from both platforms simultaneously.
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Bitcoin Press Release:The ICO of the first-ever Blockchain-based augmented reality game, Augmentors, is coming to an end. The game has so far raised over 883 BTC, nearing its target of 1000 BTC by February 28th, 2017 and already shattering records for amounts raised during game ICOs.
February 27, 2017, Los Altos, California – The Augmentors ICO is coming to an end. The ongoing crowdsale organized by the first ever Blockchain-based augmented reality game started on January 30, 2017. The ICO ends tomorrow, on February 28, 2017 at 1 pm GMT (8 am EST), offering the last chance to snap up the Databits (DTB) cryptotokens (used in the Augmentors game) at a rate of 10000 DTB/ 1 BTC.
The augmented reality mobile game allows players to summon virtual creatures into the real world where creatures possess unique powers and can be trained and traded by the player before participating in epic battles. Early backers of the game had the unique opportunity to select between 25 limited edition creatures including 3 legendary Gods, which sold out almost immediately, with only a few of the packages still available for purchase.
In addition to the investments received on Shark Tank South Africa, plus a successful token pre-sale to the Spells of Genesis audience, Augmentors has been running the Databits ICO to raise 1000BTC to complete the development of the game. The platform had a successful start to the ICO as the first 24 hours of the crowdsale saw the platform raise over 50% of the required funds. Now with just under 120 BTC still to raise before the ICO end date, backers interested in buying into the unique Blockchain-based AR game offering can still purchase Databits tokens using Bitcoin here.
The Augmentors game has been likened to “Pokemon GO” by many media outlets. It is the brainchild of Michael Deon, who dreamt up the concept of Augmentors over 10 years ago. Deon developed the characters, storyline and gameplay by drawing inspiration from his passion for turn-based fantasy games. With Augmentors, he has recreated his vision digitally through augmented reality and will soon give players a chance to get lost in this alternate reality. In the Augmentors realm Deon has included a collection of 50 unique creatures, or Augmentors, who each have their own unique attacks, spells or movements characteristics.
The revolutionary Blockchain-based AR game has received recognition from some well-known personalities including Shark Tank South Africa’s Vinny Lingham (Silicon Valley entrepreneur), Gil Oved (co-CEO of Creative Counsel) and the Executive Director of Bitcoin Foundation, Llew Claasen. Lingham, known for his association with the blockchain startup Civic and Gyft has already invested in the game platform. He’s also a prolific advocate for Bitcoin and blockchain technology and was an early adopter of Bitcoin payments in his startup Gyft. The faith exhibited by Lingham and Claasen showcases Augmentors as a unique, innovative, useful and exciting use of Blockchain technology.
Augmentors will be releasing the game’s Alpha version in the coming months. It will be followed by feature additions, upgrades and more before it hits the Google Play Store and Apple AppStore later in 2017.
Cryptocurrency and gaming enthusiasts still wanting to secure a rare creature and become a part of gaming history can purchase the last of the packages available before 3 pm GMT (10 am EST) February 28th 2017. To Participate in the Augmentors ICO here.
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Bitcoin Press Release:Bitcoin PR Buzz hosted Blockchain Company of the Year 2016 earlier this year. 99Bitcoins claimed the title with the highest number of votes.
The leading cryptocurrency press release distributor, Bitcoin PR Buzz announced 99Bitcoins as the winner of the Blockchain Company of the Year 2016 Contest earlier this year. The contest held between December 20, 2016, and January 20, 2017, saw over 23 submissions, receiving a total of 5161 votes from across the cryptocurrency community. Cointelegraph, one of the industry’s largest news sites was control judge for the competition to ensure a fair outcome.
99Bitcoins, the practical non-technical guide for Bitcoin newbies, was announced the winner after receiving a total of 1534 votes. 99Bitcoins was followed by LEOCoin with 1349 votes and Referral Foundation with 1207 votes. The goal of the contest was to reward a blockchain company that have had a significant impact on the cryptocurrency community. 99Bitcoins certainly fits the bill, Ofir founder of 99Bitcoins explains,
“I started 99Bitcoins in January 2014 in hopes of creating a simple website for non-technical people to understand what Bitcoin is all about. It was a crazy journey getting to 1.5 million readers in 2016. My future plans are to make 99Bitcoins the gateway to any newbie trying to wrap his head around Bitcoin and to get as many people on board as possible.”
As the contest winner, 99Bitcoins received a 1 BTC prize, coverage on CoinTelegraph and one Premium PR Package worth $827 from Bitcoin PR Buzz. 99Bitcoins can also proudly sport the title “Blockchain Company of the Year 2016”. Ofir continued saying,
“Throughout 2016 I think 99Bitcoins made a giant leap in terms of Bitcoin a knowledge hub for Bitcoin. We’ve started our Bitcoin Whiteboard Tuesday Series, continued to update to ever so popular Bitcoin Obituaries section, created the Bitcoin scam test and implemented one of the more popular Bitcoin faucets into our site. I want to thank all of the blog’s readers and subscribers for voting and support the site, the amount of feedback I got personally during this competition was really heartwarming.”
Bitcoin PR Buzz, the first PR agency on the market to specialize in Bitcoin and Blockchain PR has since worked with 500+ companies and projects including over 50 different cryptocurrencies and 20+ ICOs.
Cointelegraph has been covering Fintech, Blockchain, and Bitcoin news since 2013. The popular news site launched an app earlier this year making blockchain news more accessible than ever.
It is with much excitement that mBit Casino announced this week that they have just launched their new & improved Bitcoin sportsbook! The sportsbook, which is now live at sportsbook.mbitcasino.com, will accept bets on all major sporting events including Football, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis, Cricket, Boxing, MMA and even eSports.
MBit Casino, who has taken the Bitcoin Casino industry by storm since launching in mid-2014, says they are happy to be able to offer a sportsbook to their players again. If you remember, they had a sportsbook a few months ago but took it down to make some improvements. It’s now back and better than ever.
“We saw a huge demand from our players, who were looking for a reliable destination to place bets on a large variety of sporting events using Bitcoin. Now, we are able to bring that to them once again with our new sportsbook!”
– Steven, mBit Casino Manager
The sportsbook will be run under the same brand as mBit Casino but this section of their site will focus solely on sports betting with Bitcoin. It will provide the same level of service that players have come to expect from mBit Casino, with live 24/7 support that is second to none and some of the best sportsbook odds anywhere. It will also feature a cashout option during live games, with many surprises and improvements in store for the future.
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Bitcoin Press Release:Bitcoin Video Casino player makes a fortune by winning a massive 259.74 BTC jackpot on a 0.1 BTC bet.
February 21, 2017, Panama City, Republic of Panama – A leading name in the Bitcoin gambling industry, Bitcoin Video Casino, has paid out a 259.74 BTC jackpot to an anonymous player. The player, “#28ea0d38e1”, received the massive payout (which was equivalent to €259,399 at the time of winning) after placing a bet of 0.1 BTC on Bitcoin Video Casino’s popular Slots game offering.
Since 2012 Bitcoin Video Casino has been offering its quality cryptocurrency gambling service to the Bitcoin community. The platform has so far paid out tens of thousands of BTC in winnings. This latest big jackpot on Bitcoin Video Casino’s Slots game is one of the largest wins in cryptocurrency gaming history.
Bitcoin Video Casino is known to offer the best odds in the industry with an expected return rate of at least 99.5%; this means that the house edge is just 0.5% or less depending on which game is played. Previous payouts on Bitcoin Video Casino’s platform have been as high as 765.65 BTCs for a 0.2 BTC bet (in May 2014). Other top payouts, including the latest, are listed in the “Big Wins” section of the platform.
Players on Bitcoin Video Casino can choose from a range of games including Slots, Video Poker, Roulette, Blackjack, Dice, Craps and Keno. The platform offers a unique gaming experience by styling its game offerings close to the classic Video Poker machines in Las Vegas. It also allows players to stay anonymous while placing bets as registration is not required on Bitcoin Video Casino. All games are provably fair, and payouts are instant.
The cryptocurrency gambling platform also has an attractive referral program for those who wish to spread the word about Bitcoin Video Casino and earn a few bitcoins in the process.
About Bitcoin Video Casino
Bitcoin Video Casino is an online casino that exclusively uses the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. It is provably fair and offers anonymous play without registration. It boasts a house edge of just 0.5% and it has several popular games that draw inspiration from the classic Video Poker machines in Las Vegas.
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Bitcoin Press Release:OroCoin, the emerging “Gold Standard” of cryptocurrency is now available for trade on leading exchange platforms including C-Cex.
February 20, 2017, Belize City – The team behind OroCoin has successfully completed the launch phase of its cryptocurrency project. Following the successful launch, OroCoin is now trading on several major cryptocurrency exchanges, including C-Cex.com.
The OroCoin team, with an extensive experience in the cryptocurrency sector, believes to have created a unique and creative concept. They have worked on ensuring that the currency provides value to traders, hoarders and cryptocurrency miners alike.
OroCoin has lots of unique characteristics including fast confirmation times and quick adjusting difficulty. The difficulty adjustment feature is put in place to ensure profitable mining irrespective of the number of active miners at any point in time.
“’Oro’ is Spanish for gold,” said Horatio J, one of the lead developers on the OroCoin project. “With this project, we wanted to set a new ‘gold standard’ in the cryptocurrency space, creating an asset that was fun and profitable for everyone,” he added.
The next stage of the OroCoin project is to build and grow a presence within the cryptocurrency community. It will include activities surrounding dissemination of information and building relationships with other cryptocurrency businesses. Additional goals for the development and promotion of OroCoin along with the roadmap is available on the cryptocurrency’s website.
OroCoin can be bought and sold on exchanges such as C-Cex.com, Cryptopia, CoinExchange.io and Nova Exchange. Links to these exchange platforms are available on OroCoin.co.
OroCoin (translates to “gold coin”) is a unique cryptocurrency that is on its way to becoming a new gold standard in the cryptocurrency industry. Based on the Scrypt PoW consensus algorithm, OroCoin distinguishes itself from others by pegging its block rewards to gold’s value.
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Bitcoin Press Release:The young cryptocurrency, BitConnect Coin exhibits steady growth within a month of its successful ICO.
February 20, 2017, Ashford, England –BitConnect Coin (BCC) has showcased significant growth within the digital altcoin community as it tries to make a place for itself beside the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum. BCC is continuing the trend established by the two heavyweight cryptocurrencies since 2015, which saw an exponential rise in digital currency trading activity followed by doubling of Bitcoin’s value in 2016. The upcoming feature additions to BCC throughout 2017 will further boost its value.
Since the completion of BCC’s initial launch following the ICO, its price has experienced few ups and downs. Like any new digital or physical product, BCC experienced a drop in the demand and value soon after its release. Being a cryptocurrency that is providing real value to the market, BCC has recovered to emerge bigger and stronger than ever.
BCCs chart shows a more than two-fold increase in its price during the recent weeks. In addition, the cryptocurrency platform had to increase its mining difficulty to levels much higher than that of any other scrypt-based coin in the altcoin market, mainly due to an increase in the BitConnect Coin mining activity. Consequently, the exchange volume has been exhibiting significant growth in anticipation of the new features that are going to be included later this month.
With BitConnect Coin, users can expect a new level of empowerment. The open source platform connects users socially and financially to a secure, protected community of investors and lenders. BCC owners can also connect with the community to increase the value in their respective wallets as the cryptocurrency’s price increases. They also get an opportunity to earn interest.
The BCC cryptocurrency’s demand and price are expected to increase further as the platform prepares to launch the much awaited BitConnect application for Android and iOS devices. The BCC mining process will stop yielding new coins by the end of 2017. In the later part of this year, the cryptocurrency will see more innovation and inclusion of new convenience features. Few much-awaited releases on the BitConnect platform include BCC Mining and Staking Pool that provides a way for the community to earn BitConnect Coin reward for mining and minting, a new mobile wallet app, and BCC paper wallet. This year will also see the launch of BCC Smart Card for everyday usability of the digital currency.
BitConnect has become the world’s fastest growing online Bitcoin community. It has risen from being a concept in Q1 of 2016 to a top 100K website on Alexa in less than one year.
BitConnect is an open source platform for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency users to earn, learn, buy and sell bitcoins to other trusted community members directly.
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Bitcoin Press Release:The recent improvements to Bitcoinist has made it the fastest growing online cryptocurrency news publication.
February 20, 2017 – Bitcoinist, the leading cryptocurrency news resource portal is moving up the ranks at a rapid pace, to position itself as the fastest growing platform. The platform’s dramatic rise following few major changes has reflected in Bitcoinist’s Alexa ranking.
Started in 2014, Bitcoinist has undergone a complete design overhaul in the recent days followed by a change from its previous “.net” to the present “.com” domain. The new design offers a clear, easy to read interface which is a lot cleaner than the previous one. At the operations end, Bitcoinist now has new management, a new editorial team and experienced writers. These changes are reflected in the platform’s new editorial policy.
In addition to news, Bitcoinist also offers a range of useful features and powerful tools to its reader base. In order to fulfill its vision of becoming a one-stop resource site for the cryptocurrency community, Bitcoinist has included a brand-new gambling page with reviews of various online Bitcoin casinos and cryptocurrency betting sites. The publication is working in partnership with Indacoin, allowing readers to Buy Bitcoin with a debit or a credit card in more than 200 countries. The choice of Indacoin for its Buy Bitcoin page is driven by the fact that the cryptocurrency platform doesn’t store any customer data.
The trove of features doesn’t end here. Bitcoinist’s growing influence in the cryptocurrency community is further strengthened by the inclusion of real-time price ticker that supports no just Bitcoin but also Ethereum and Dash. In the coming days, Bitcoinist will extend its support to other altcoins by launching a full Altcoin Price page.
Bitcoinist has retained few important features from its old site, including the Bitcoin Knowledge Base, Press Release Publishing Service, and Event Promotions. In the future, the platform will also accommodate ICO countdown page for the benefit of both cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and investors. As it grows bigger, Bitcoinist is looking forward to expanding its team. Those interested in putting their creativity and skills to use to earn bitcoins can apply on the website’s Jobs section.
Advertisers stand to benefit a lot by advertising on the fastest growing cryptocurrency news website. In the past three months, Bitcoinist’s Alexa ranking has risen from 9,483,401 to 142,023. The platform has received a significant boost in its readership, social media followers and website traffic. The newsletter circulation has also increased to over 6,000 subscribers.
Bitcoinist also welcomes potential investors to join the platform and gain returns as it grows along with Bitcoin.
Bitcoinist is the prime source for information about Bitcoin, digital currency and blockchain technology. With one of the most reliable news teams in the industry, Bitcoinist provides up-to-date news and insightful analysis. From business news and technical price analysis to community events, Bitcoinist covers the industry with accurate and timely reports.