Byteball to Give Away Its New Cryptocurrency for Free to Bitcoin Holders on Christmas Day

Byteball to Give Away Its New Cryptocurrency for Free to Bitcoin Holders on Christmas Day

Bitcoin Press Release: Byteball cryptocurrency platform to offer Bytes tokens proportional to users’ Bitcoin holdings on December 25, 2016. December 8, 2016, Moscow, Russia – The cryptocurrency platform Byteball has announced its upcoming launch on December 25, 2016. As a part of its launch offering, Byteball will allow Bitcoin users to claim fresh Bytes (Byteball’s crypto tokens), proportional to their respective Bitcoin balances on the day of Christmas. The platform will take into account the status of Bitcoin distribution across the network, as available on the first Bitcoin block mined on December 25. Byteball, the cryptocurrency platform for decentralized storage and transfer of value, is built on Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) instead of blockchain like other existing cryptocurrencies. The absence of blockchain helps Byteball avoid block size related scalability issues, which Bitcoin is currently facing. In order to receive free Bytes, members of the Bitcoin community will have to prove their Bitcoin balance and link the addresses with that of Byteball before December, 25. The unique cryptocurrency platform can be used to issue assets representing debt, shares, commodities, etc. Regulatory compliance can be easily achieved through a multi-signature process that requires the issuer to co-sign all transfers. Byteball also makes allowance for the creation of untraceable assets where transaction information is conveyed directly from payer to payee, and only hashes are stored on a public database. The developers of Byteball have created an entire cryptocurrency ecosystem, including an easy-to-use smart contracts platform, cryptocurrency wallets, bot supported e-commerce, and more. The platform already has a running testnet. Like blockchain, DAG is decentralized and the information stored on the Byteball is...
ARK Cryptocurrency Platform Unveils New Testnet along with Mobile and Desktop Clients

ARK Cryptocurrency Platform Unveils New Testnet along with Mobile and Desktop Clients

Bitcoin Press Release: In an industry’s first, ARK cryptocurrency platform has announced the launch of its public testnet along with mobile and desktop clients. December 8, 2016, Lons-le-Saunier, France – ARK Crew, the team behind ARK blockchain ecosystem has unveiled the first publicly available test network. The platform currently in its final stages of ICO — ARK Token Exchange Campaign (TEC) has been setting an example in the cryptocurrency industry. Earlier, ARK made its source code public on GitHub while the platform is still under development. The testnet’s alpha version is accompanied by the launch of custom, open source mobile and desktop clients. Few other improvements include updates to the core voting mechanism and network technology behind DPOS algorithm. Being a completely open source platform, ARK Crew has made the newly launched desktop and mobile wallet platforms available on its official GitHub account along with ARK Core technology. Users can freely download and test all the three clients during the initial test phase and provide feedback before the full launch in February 2017. Unlike Ethereum, Lisk, and other cryptocurrency platforms, ARK has developed several unique features like SmartBridge — a new technology that enables seamless integration of cross-blockchain operations. The SmartBridge feature will also allow more sophisticated communications compared to previous proposals like two-way pegs in Bitcoin-based side chains. The public testnet will be officially released on December 9, 2016, at 1900 UTC. Soon after the release, it will be available on ARK’s GitHub account for community members to download and set up their first network nodes. Those registering will effectively become active delegates of ARK network. The tutorials,...
Referral Foundation Brings Blockchain Technology to Referral Marketing Industry

Referral Foundation Brings Blockchain Technology to Referral Marketing Industry

Bitcoin Press Release: Referral Foundation is creating opportunities for the referral marketing industry by educating them about the potential of digital currency and blockchain technology. December 7, 2016, London, England – Referral marketing is one of the oldest forms of marketing involving word-of-mouth promotion where the promoter is incentivised for bringing more people on board. Referral Foundation is on a mission to upgrade the industry by introducing it to blockchain technology. It also provides early insights into the adoption of digital currency and its impact on the referral marketing industry. A neutral and independent entity, Referral Foundation is the creator of ReferralCoin, the first decentralized digital token targeted towards the multibillion-dollar referral economy. ReferralCoin is designed to meet the challenges and requirements of the rapidly expanding referral economy which has transformed since the spread of social media. With the use of blockchain technology, Referral Foundation presents dedicated solutions to create opportunities and benefits for network marketing and affiliate sales. The ease of transactions and transparency associated with cryptocurrency technology is being leveraged by Referral Foundation to further accelerate the market growth. The ReferralCoin based payments system is ideal for satisfying the needs of complex payment structures implemented in network and referral based marketing setups. The industry and cryptocurrency community members can join Referral Foundation as vendors, developers, publishers or sponsors. Referral Foundation welcomes new members to join its growing community to be part of the imminent revolution by involving themselves in Awareness, Networking activities, and other Projects. About Referral Foundation The London-based cryptocurrency startup, Referral Foundation is introducing cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to the referral marketing economics. The platform...
Free 10 BTC Tournament Entry at mBit Casino

Free 10 BTC Tournament Entry at mBit Casino

MBit Casino has been recognized throughout the Bitcoin community for hosting many large winners over the years. These have all been possible through slots and table games. This month however, there will be a few more big winners coming in the form of a tournament. The results will be updated throughout the month on this page. The casino is giving away a total of 10 BTC in prizes this December to 30 lucky winners. You can be entered into the tournament by simply playing at their casino. The contest is set to start December 1st and will run through the month, ending December 31st at 11:59 PM UTC. To become eligible, just play any slot games at www.mbitcasino.com. The top 30 players who wager the most throughout the month will share in this massive prize pool. Tournament Prize Pool 1st Place: 1.75 BTC 2nd Place: 1.25 BTC 3rd Place: 1.00 BTC 4th Place: 0.750 BTC 5th Place: 0.500 BTC 6th-10th Place: 0.300 BTC 11th-20th Place: 0.200 BTC 21st-30th Place: 0.125 BTC MBit Casino has a large selection of slot games from top providers like Endorphina, GameArt, Habanero, Mr. Slotty, NetEnt, SoftSwiss, iSoftBet and many others. With exciting bonus features, huge jackpots and re-spins, it will keep you entertained for hours on end. These slot games are available to play by betting as little as 0.25 mBTC and as large as 150 mBTC or higher. The online casino also has one of the leading VIP Programs that rewards its players at all levels, which is one of many reasons that high rollers have been moving their action to mBit Casino...
Status and Etherisc Named Winners of the Blockchain Startup Contest

Status and Etherisc Named Winners of the Blockchain Startup Contest

Bitcoin Press Release: Status and Etherisc selected as top two startups at the recently concluded Blockchain Startup Contest. December 5, 2016, Singapore – BlockchainHub has announced Status — an Ethereum mobile client, and Etherisc — a decentralized insurance application as the two main winners of Blockchain Startup Contest. The winning teams received an award of €15,000 each. The Blockchain Startup Contest saw participation by contestants from over 29 different nations showcasing a variety of blockchain use cases. Out of over 80 applications, 20 teams made it to the finals, to be judged by their pitch and live Q&A session. The jury, made of eight thought leaders from within the industry evaluated these startups based on multiple criteria including business idea, business model, market timing, social impact, team, and execution. The Blockchain Startup Contest was conceptualized by the BlockchainHub Graz and all prizes were awarded in Ether (ETH) to winners, as a demonstration of the near real-time cross-border payment capability of Ethereum Network. “We were amazed by the amount, diversity and quality of the 80 applications received from 29 countries. Most projects share not only the Blockchain as a technical foundation but also the common goal to make the world a better place,” Commented Thomas Zeinzinger, Co-Founder of BlockchainHub Graz. Zeinzinger continued saying, “We thank everybody for their participation, swift interaction and support to make this a great event and look forward to future co-operations with startups and companies all over the globe,” The co-founder of Status, Carl Bennetts while expressing his appreciation for the Ethereum platform and the Blockchain Startup Contest said, “We couldn’t be more excited at the...
Lisk Launches Simultaneous Campaigns to Empower Blockchain and Energize Community

Lisk Launches Simultaneous Campaigns to Empower Blockchain and Energize Community

Berlin, Germany – November 28, 2016 – Lisk, the blockchain application platform, has launched an ambitious series of campaigns that will supercharge the democratic and decentralized nature of their blockchain while providing a foundation for long term sustainability and success. First, Lisk has made a public call for the nomination of new delegates, elected “officials” who perform essential tasks for the blockchain and who receive forging rewards in exchange for their services. Lisk operates on a Delegated Proof of Stake consensus model, where LSK “stakeholders” vote for delegate candidates. To be elected, delegate candidates should show they are passionate about the Lisk community, support the Lisk ecosystem, display an understanding of the power of blockchain technology, and make a commitment to lowering the barrier of entry for new members while actively identifying beneficial opportunities for Lisk. To further incentivize the nomination of new delegates through the proposal system, for a limited time all registered delegates will be refunded the normal 25 LSK proposal fee. Simultaneously, Lisk announced a Proposal Contest to the general public. All LSK holders will be able to submit proposals of any kind to the network from now until December 5, 2016. Both new and updated proposals will be considered. After the conclusion of the contest, the creators of three proposals will each receive 5,000 LSK, currently equivalent to $800, and the authors of ten additional proposals will each receive 1000 LSK, or approximately $160. Proposals will be judged by the Lisk Core Development team under a rubric that considers the viability, creativity, thoroughness and clarity of the proposals. Those which offer increased transparency and which...