Polybius Project Estimates Over 500,000 Early Adopters as Crowdfunding Campaign Nears

Polybius Project Estimates Over 500,000 Early Adopters as Crowdfunding Campaign Nears

Bitcoin Press Release: Cryptocurrency friendly Polybius Project receives support from over 500,000 crypto-community members before the crowdsale launch.

April, 28, 2017, Tallinn, Estonia – Nearing the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for their digital cryptoproject Polybius, the Estonian company Polybius Foundation has declared their starting client base. The 500,000 strong user base of HashFlare cloud mining service, owned by the founders of Polybius Foundation, will help them smash their initial funding goals.

“The greatest projects happen, when innovative ideas meet meticulous implementation. The client base of over 500,000 active users, already interested in investing into the cryptobusiness provides us with a massive head start to accomplish our most ambitious goals.”

— Co-founder and Chairman of Polybius Foundation, Ivan Turygin

Polybius is the general name for the ecosystem connecting the Digital Pass remote identification service, storage of protected personal data, and financial services through Polybius Bank.

Digital Pass will become the universal all-European counterpart eID, with a wide range of functions, and more versatile than existing electronic identity cards. For example, in EU countries there is to date no single database for people’s health conditions, so with a prescription signed by a doctor in one country, you can’t buy medicine in another country. No educational database exists to record in digital format which courses have been attended, so in order to continue studying in a new place, you often need, as in the old days, documents on paper.

These and other problems will be solved by Digital Pass, developed by Polybius Foundation. Its users will receive a universal digital repository of their personal data in the blockchain, accepted by state and commercial organizations as equivalent to classical ID. For example, when providing urgent medical assistance in a foreign country, medical professionals will have access to their full medical history and insurance information upon a patient’s consent, with no excessive procedures or legal paperwork. A Digital Pass user will be able to decide for themselves which pieces of data to show to whom, while the repository’s security level makes information impossible to access without permission from its owner.

The Digital Pass’ launch will be organized by Polybius Bank, a payment institution under the auspices of Polybius Foundation. In those European countries which do not have their own eID, Polybius, as a banking organization, will be able to issue its own eID, officially recognized by all remaining EU states under the eIDAS directive of July 23rd, 2014.

“We are starting our journey as a payment service provider, allowing users to pay for purchases online conveniently and reliably, without third-party applications or entering unnecessary data when a phone contains all the tools for 100% guaranteed user identification: fingerprint, voice recognition, and facial recognition using the camera. We want to build the ultimate financial infrastructure, sort of a “financial Google”, which will not only simplify and reduce the costs of finance management for the people, but will also become a vital part of all aspects of their daily life, while at the same time providing them maximum control over their data.”

— Co-founder and Chairman of Polybius Foundation, Ivan Turygin

Polybius’ crowdfunding campaign, in the format of an ICO, starts this Spring and aims to raise more than $25 million. Everyone taking part in the campaign will be among the first to get a bank account and the first in line for the Digital Pass digital identity. After the project’s launch, everyone is welcome to join it.

Questions from the press and bloggers can be directed to the official Polybius Foundation Spokesperson, Edgar Bers

Learn more about Polybius Project at – http://www.polybius.io
Read the Prospectus at – https://polybius.io/media/prospectus.pdf
Know more about HashCoins at – https://www.hashcoins.com
Follow Polybius on Medium at – https:[email protected]

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Contact Name: Edgar Bers
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Skype: edgar.bers
Contact Telegram: +37258159212
Location: Tallinn, Estonia

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Monolith Studio Launches Crowdsale for TokenCard – World’s First ERC20-Compliant Debit Card for Ethereum

Monolith Studio Launches Crowdsale for TokenCard – World’s First ERC20-Compliant Debit Card for Ethereum

Bitcoin Press Release: Monolith Studio announces the first ERC20-compliant TokenCard Etheruem debit card, crowdsale to start on May 2, 2017.

April 25, 2017, Singapore – TokenCard, the first debit card powered by smart contracts is about to do their initial token sale. Monolith Studio, the creators of TokenCard will, for the first time, bring the VISA payments network to Ethereum. This will allow token holders to use Ether as well as other ERC20 tokens to purchase items anywhere that accepts VISA debit cards.

TokenCard’s ‘token creation’ phase will mark the release of a new ERC20 token, called TKN, on May 2, 2017. TKN holders have a pro-rata share in an accumulation of different Ethereum tokens that accrue to the ‘TKN Asset Contract’. To download the whitepaper and register for updates, please visit the TokenCard website.

TokenCard is a project by Monolith Studio, a Web3 startup bringing Ethereum to the legacy world.

“We are witnessing the birth of the biggest shake up in financial history with the introduction of the Ethereum Economy,”

Said Mel Gelderman, creator of TokenCard.

“TokenCard is a platform that brings this new kind of economy to the general public through a clever trifecta of technology.”

“Users choose a Contract Wallet rather than having to deposit funds outside of their control. TokenCard VISA debit cards draw funds from this contract wallet that support Ether and almost any ERC20 token. Users can use the Token App to operate their Contract Wallet and manage their TokenCard, giving them a top-tier mobile banking experience that adds unique features into the mix like multi-asset spending.”

“For example, users can pay for their afternoon lunch with Ethereum tokens and can even split the bill between for example 30% DGX, 20% REP, and 50% ETH — all this while remaining in full control of their assets.”

Aside from providing a solution for the underlying Ethereum community, TokenCard is uniquely equipped to improve upon the entire spectrum of regular debit card and banking services. Markets like international remittances and asset management are ripe for innovation using Ethereum technology, and TokenCard is well-positioned to reach these new frontiers as a revolutionary financial solution.

TokenCard has already partnered with Digix Global to create gold backed debit cards. With more exciting partnerships to be released in the near future, TokenCard is positioning themselves to be a leader in Ethereum transfers to the fiat world.

While initially providing current token holders with payment utility, the core vision of TokenCard is to build a product that anyone can use. With the accompanying Token app alongside the debit card, regular users will have a familiar platform to access and engage in the Ethereum ecosystem.

“TokenCard makes every token better, letting users spend supported tokens with just a swipe at VISA merchants worldwide,”

Said Peter Vessenes, founder of New Alchemy.

“It has unique benefits for the remittance market, and the TKN token being issued is designed to let all TKN holders benefit from broad market exposure to the token economy. This is a great, great offering and we’re excited to be part of it.”

To download the whitepaper and register for updates, please visit the TokenCard website.

About Monolith Studio

Monolith Studio was founded by Mel Gelderman and David Hoggard. Monolith Studio is a Web3 venture production studio that is exploring ways to realize the potential of Ethereum. Monolith’s first product TokenCard, combines Ethereum smart contracts and VISA payments. For more information, please visit Monolith Ventures.

Learn more about TokenCard at – http://tokencard.io
More information about Monolith Studio available at – http://monolith.ventures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kampa states his mission for the company,

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

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

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

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

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

Sikoba ICO Token Pre-Sale

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

About Sikoba

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

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

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Location: London, UK

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NEM Foundation Announces the Availability of NEM iOS App on App Store

NEM Foundation Announces the Availability of NEM iOS App on App Store

Bitcoin Press Release: Leading blockchain platform NEM.io Foundation augments its existing Android app with the newly released NEM iOS Application on Apple App Store.

April 25, 2017, Singapore – After an intensive test phase and loads of feedback from the community, NEM team is excited to announce the release of NEM iOS app on Apple App Store. The release of NEM’s iPhone friendly app follows the success of their Google Play wallet app.

Based out of Singapore, NEM.io Foundation is now officially registered and has received Apple’s approval to launch the mobile application on its App Store. This first app on Apple’s App Store compliments its Android counterpart launched on the Google Play Store last year. Both the apps allow users to import account information, transaction invoices and wallets via QR from NEM’s NanoWallet.

NEM Foundation Vice President Jeff McDonald states,

“The iOS app is the next step in the NEM wallet suite. Now, almost all smartphone users can have a mobile wallet that works in conjunction with their desktop app. We are looking forward to adding more features to this app and even releasing additional apps later this year.”

The new NEM iOS app allows users to manage multiple NEM accounts on their phone easily. NEM community members can now send/receive XEM and messages, sign multi-signature transactions and even edit multi-user and multi-sig accounts on their iOS and Android-powered handheld devices.

NEM iOS App Features

  1. Locally encrypted storage of all private keys and other important data
  2. Generate, import and export NEM accounts
  3. Option to edit multi-signature contracts and account management
  4. Managing multiple accounts and local address books
  5. Display account information
  6. Interactive messaging interface to display recent transactions
  7. Encrypted and plain text messaging
  8. Allows users to sign multi-signature transactions
  9. NEM “lite” client supported by NEM APIs eliminates the necessity to download NEM blockchain
  10. Read and create NEM addresses with QR codes
  11. Shows XEM Harvesting status along with details
  12. No in-app purchases, advertisements or data sharing. Ensures high standards of privacy

NEM mobile applications are a result of contributions from the NEM team and community members. The platform expresses its gratitude to the community members and developers who worked on making the iOS and Android applications a reality. NEM extends its thanks to the developers at ArtyGeek and Thomas Oehri for their efforts in developing the app.

The new iOS and the existing Android mobile applications are just the beginning. NEM.io Foundation invites feedback and suggestion from the community as it plans to it extend its offering by adding additional functionalities and introducing new applications to provide a much richer NEM mobile experience.

About NEM Platform

NEM is an out-of-the-box blockchain platform launched in March 2015. NEM has some of the best-designed blockchain features which include multi-signature account contracts, customizable assets, a naming system, encrypted messaging, and an Eigentrust++ reputation system. The NEM blockchain software and its successful permission-chain adaptation – ‘Mijin’ are being tested by financial institutions and private companies in Japan and internationally.

About NEM.io Foundation

NEM.io Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Singapore, set up to promote the NEM blockchain technology globally. It is currently one of the most well-funded and successful blockchain technology projects in the crypto industry.

Learn more about NEM at – https://www.nem.io/
NEM app on Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nem.nac.mainnet
NEM iOS App on Apple Store – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nem-wallet/id1227112677?mt=8
Read NEM Whitepaper Here – https://www.nem.io/NEM_techRef.pdf
NEM News – http://nemflash.com/

Media Contact

Contact Name: Jeff McDonald
Contact Email: [email protected]
Location: Singapore

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E4ROW Contract on a Mission to Aggressively Expand Etherverse

E4ROW Contract on a Mission to Aggressively Expand Etherverse

Bitcoin Press Release: Open source E4ROW contract brings gaming escrow functions to the Ethereum blockchain, paves way for expansion of the Ethereum user base.

April 24, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel — Live Player Games announces the release of the E4ROW Ethereum escrow contract, and the first app that uses the E4ROW contract: Uncle Finney’s Poker. Uncle Finney’s Poker is one of the first poker apps for Android devices that enables players to bet and win Ether (ETH). E4ROW is launching a Contribution Campaign on May 2, 2017 at 12:00 A.M., GMT.

E4ROW, which stands for “Ether 4 the Rest Of the World”, is an open source contract that performs sophisticated escrow functions. E4ROW’s mission is to aggressively expand the universe of Ether users by bringing Ether-based apps to the global online/mobile gaming markets. The E4ROW contract that is at the core of these apps enables players to bet and win Ether in a secure and transparent manner. The goal of these games is to introduce Ether to millions of new users, thus increasing the overall adoption, viability and value of Ether.

Unlike other crypto-ventures that are marketing to the extremely limited, technologically savvy community of those familiar with cryptocurrencies, E4ROW is attempting to break into the infinitely larger market of online and mobile gamers to create a tidal wave of new Ether users unlike anything previously seen in Ether’s history. Unlike many Ethereum projects that seek to raise crowdfunding based upon incomplete products, E4ROW and Uncle Finney’s Poker are professionally developed software that are complete, tested, and ready for market.

Poker is the most popular card game in the world, with over 100 million players worldwide and more than 250 poker apps appearing in the Google Play store. Virtually all of these Android apps require that players bet fake coins that have no real value outside of the game environment. By contrast, Uncle Finney’s Poker enables Android users to bet and win Ether.

E4ROW is launching a Contribution Campaign, enabling those wishing to support E4ROW’s mission to purchase tokens beginning May 2, 2017 at 12:00 A.M., GMT and ending 3 weeks thereafter. Every escrow transaction handled by the E4ROW contract collects a 2% escrow fee. These fees are proportionally divided among the E4ROW token holders and paid out as perpetual distributions. While the primary goal of E4ROW is to promote Ether and rapidly expand its user base, the developers believe that the limited number of token holders have the potential to earn significant ongoing returns due to the massive global market for poker and the other games in development.

The E4ROW token sale differs from some recent ICOs in that:

  • Not Vaporware: product is complete, operational and ready for market
  • Developer Tokens: Developer tokens are locked for 12 months from end of sale
  • Ongoing Returns: Token holders receive ongoing returns from escrow fees earned by E4ROW.
  • Proof-of-Functionality Threshold: At least 5,000 transactions must be successfully completed within 90 days of sale, else 90% of funds raised will be returned to investors.

About Live Player Games

Live Player Games (LPG) is a Nevis LLC that was founded by David B. Rosen in 2015 with labs in Israel. LPG is comprised of a group of dedicated engineers who are fanatical in their mission to expand the Ethereum user base.

Learn more about E4ROW here – www.E4ROW.com
Learn more about Uncle Finney’s Poker here – www.unclefinneyspoker.com
Learn more about the E4ROW Contribution Campaign here – www.E4ROW.com/contribute
Join the Slack Channel Here – http://ufp.liveplayergames.com:8080/
Join the E4ROW Reddit Thread – https://www.reddit.com/r/E4ROW/

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Contact Email: [email protected]
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

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Decred Releases v1.0: The World’s First Cryptocurrency of the People, for the People, and by the People

Decred Releases v1.0: The World’s First Cryptocurrency of the People, for the People, and by the People

Bitcoin Press Release: Decred, a creation of Bitcoin developers, rolls out decentralized governance, claiming a first in blockchain technology.

Decred is a cryptocurrency project and platform built from the ground up to leverage the will of its constituents to drive change. This approach eliminates the conflicts that arise when powerful entities attempt to assert control over a cryptocurrency. Decred adapts to continually meet the needs of the people it serves.

April 25, 2017 marks the highly anticipated release of Decred v1.0. This historic release puts Decred stakeholders in charge of shaping the future of Decred through direct community consensus voting. For the first time in the history of cryptocurrencies, governing control moves away from centralized authorities, such as developers and miners, and is given to the community of stakeholders. Decentralization struggles without decentralized governance; this is especially true when it comes to a rapidly growing global currency.

Most cryptocurrencies distinguish themselves by how they secure the transactions on their network. For example, Bitcoin is famous for using a proof-of-work algorithm that rewards miners for finding solutions to a cryptographic hash puzzle. Other cryptocurrency projects rely on proof-of-stake algorithms that reward users who hold the currency in a “staking” wallet with interest on the balances they carry. Both approaches have strengths and limitations; Decred takes advantage of the best of both worlds with a hybrid proof-of-work and proof-of-stake consensus system. This allows the platform to strike a balance between benefits to both miners and stakeholders, giving rise to a more robust notion of consensus.

The 1.0 release of Decred will include the first community vote on two important issues. After 75% or more of miners and stakeholders have updated to 1.0, Decred stakeholders will be able to vote on one consensus change and one signaling vote. Due to the rapidly growing popularity of Decred, the number of stakeholders buying vote tickets has increased dramatically, leading to large oscillations in the ticket price. This is a good example of an unanticipated condition which needs to be resolved though community consensus. A new ticket price algorithm will aim to ease the large oscillations in ticket price and lead to better ticket price discovery while still maintaining the target ticket pool size. A consensus change of this magnitude is very difficult to achieve in more traditional cryptocurrencies and requires the voluntary acceptance of the code by miners that may or may not have their own agendas. If it passes, the new ticket price algorithm will activate seamlessly for everyone with no further intervention.

The second vote will allow stakeholders to signal support for Lightning Network development. The Lightning Network is a payment layer that makes it economical and fast to process payments, especially small payments, like buying a cup of coffee without having to pay a large transaction fee to process the transaction. If this signaling vote passes, the developers will begin work on integrating Lightning Network on the Decred blockchain. Once development is complete and tested, a future consensus vote can be taken to automatically activate the Lightning Network code.

The recent Decred 2017 roadmap [1] highlights some of the other massive innovations that the team hopes to put up for a vote throughout the year. In addition, a new improvement proposal system will be put in place soon to allow for the community to contribute directly to the agenda for Decred.

The release of Decred 1.0 is a watershed moment in the cryptocurrency movement. Decred finally does what has never been done before, putting the power of change in the hands of the very people that care about it most.

Decred is celebrating version 1.0.0 release with a puzzle challenge. The ‘Autonomy Puzzle’ challenge [2] features an initial prize of 500 decred (DCR) to the first solver, equivalent to approximately USD 7,500 at the time of this release. However, players will be working against the clock, as the prize will be reduced every 24 hours. The puzzle difficulty level has been rated ‘easy to medium’, as Decred is aiming to include participants of all skill levels. For more specific details or to join the puzzle solving conversation, visit the Decred Slack channel #puzzles.

[1] https://blog.decred.org/2017/01/09/2017-Decred-Roadmap/
[2] https://decred.org/autonomy_puzzle (This page will be available on April 25)

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