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Ultimate glossary of crypto currency terms, acronyms and abbreviations

I thought it would be really cool to have an ultimate guide for those new to crypto currencies and the terms used. I made this mostly for beginner’s and veterans alike. I’m not sure how much use you will get out of this. Stuff gets lost on Reddit quite easily so I hope this finds its way to you. Included in this list, I have included most of the terms used in crypto-communities. I have compiled this list from a multitude of sources. The list is in alphabetical order and may include some words/terms not exclusive to the crypto world but may be helpful regardless.
Two factor authentication. I highly advise that you use it.
51% Attack:
A situation where a single malicious individual or group gains control of more than half of a cryptocurrency network’s computing power. Theoretically, it could allow perpetrators to manipulate the system and spend the same coin multiple times, stop other users from completing blocks and make conflicting transactions to a chain that could harm the network.
Address (or Addy):
A unique string of numbers and letters (both upper and lower case) used to send, receive or store cryptocurrency on the network. It is also the public key in a pair of keys needed to sign a digital transaction. Addresses can be shared publicly as a text or in the form of a scannable QR code. They differ between cryptocurrencies. You can’t send Bitcoin to an Ethereum address, for example.
Altcoin (alternative coin): Any digital currency other than Bitcoin. These other currencies are alternatives to Bitcoin regarding features and functionalities (e.g. faster confirmation time, lower price, improved mining algorithm, higher total coin supply). There are hundreds of altcoins, including Ether, Ripple, Litecoin and many many others.
An event where the investors/participants are able to receive free tokens or coins into their digital wallet.
AML: Defines Anti-Money Laundering laws**.**
Getting risk-free profits by trading (simultaneous buying and selling of the cryptocurrency) on two different exchanges which have different prices for the same asset.
Being Ashdraked is essentially a more detailed version of being Zhoutonged. It is when you lose all of your invested capital, but you do so specifically by shorting Bitcoin. The expression “Ashdraked” comes from a story of a Romanian cryptocurrency investor who insisted upon shorting BTC, as he had done so successfully in the past. When the price of BTC rose from USD 300 to USD 500, the Romanian investor lost all of his money.
ATH (All Time High):
The highest price ever achieved by a cryptocurrency in its entire history. Alternatively, ATL is all time low
A tendency of prices to fall; a pessimistic expectation that the value of a coin is going to drop.
Bear trap:
A manipulation of a stock or commodity by investors.
The very first, and the highest ever valued, mass-market open source and decentralized cryptocurrency and digital payment system that runs on a worldwide peer to peer network. It operates independently of any centralized authorities
One of the biggest scams in the crypto world. it was made popular in the meme world by screaming idiot Carlos Matos, who infamously proclaimed," hey hey heeeey” and “what's a what's a what's up wasssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuup, BitConneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeect!”. He is now in the mentally ill meme hall of fame.
A package of permanently recorded data about transactions occurring every time period (typically about 10 minutes) on the blockchain network. Once a record has been completed and verified, it goes into a blockchain and gives way to the next block. Each block also contains a complex mathematical puzzle with a unique answer, without which new blocks can’t be added to the chain.
An unchangeable digital record of all transactions ever made in a particular cryptocurrency and shared across thousands of computers worldwide. It has no central authority governing it. Records, or blocks, are chained to each other using a cryptographic signature. They are stored publicly and chronologically, from the genesis block to the latest block, hence the term blockchain. Anyone can have access to the database and yet it remains incredibly difficult to hack.
A tendency of prices to rise; an optimistic expectation that a specific cryptocurrency will do well and its value is going to increase.
Buy the fucking dip. This advise was bestowed upon us by the gods themselves. It is the iron code to crypto enthusiasts.
Bull market:
A market that Cryptos are going up.
An agreement among blockchain participants on the validity of data. Consensus is reached when the majority of nodes on the network verify that the transaction is 100% valid.
Crypto bubble:
The instability of cryptocurrencies in terms of price value
A type of digital currency, secured by strong computer code (cryptography), that operates independently of any middlemen or central authoritie
The art of converting sensitive data into a format unreadable for unauthorized users, which when decoded would result in a meaningful statement.
The use of someone else’s device and profiting from its computational power to mine cryptocurrency without their knowledge and consent.
When HODLers(holders) eventually cash out they go to a place called crypto-Valhalla. The strong will be separated from the weak and the strong will then be given lambos.
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. It defines A blockchain technology inspired organization or corporation that exists and operates without human intervention.
Dapp (decentralized application):
An open-source application that runs and stores its data on a blockchain network (instead of a central server) to prevent a single failure point. This software is not controlled by the single body – information comes from people providing other people with data or computing power.
A system with no fundamental control authority that governs the network. Instead, it is jointly managed by all users to the system.
Desktop wallet:
A wallet that stores the private keys on your computer, which allow the spending and management of your bitcoins.
Long red or green candles. This is a crypto signal that tells you that it is not favorable to trade at the moment. Found on candlestick charts.
Digital Signature:
An encrypted digital code attached to an electronic document to prove that the sender is who they say they are and confirm that a transaction is valid and should be accepted by the network.
Double Spending:
An attack on the blockchain where a malicious user manipulates the network by sending digital money to two different recipients at exactly the same time.
Means do your own research.
Converting data into code to protect it from unauthorized access, so that only the intended recipient(s) can decode it.
the practice of having a third party act as an intermediary in a transaction. This third party holds the funds on and sends them off when the transaction is completed.
Ethereum is an open source, public, blockchain-based platform that runs smart contracts and allows you to build dapps on it. Ethereum is fueled by the cryptocurrency Ether.
A platform (centralized or decentralized) for exchanging (trading) different forms of cryptocurrencies. These exchanges allow you to exchange cryptos for local currency. Some popular exchanges are Coinbase, Bittrex, Kraken and more.
A website which gives away free cryptocurrencies.
Fiat money:
Fiat currency is legal tender whose value is backed by the government that issued it, such as the US dollar or UK pound.
A split in the blockchain, resulting in two separate branches, an original and a new alternate version of the cryptocurrency. As a single blockchain forks into two, they will both run simultaneously on different parts of the network. For example, Bitcoin Cash is a Bitcoin fork.
Fear of missing out.
A system is frictionless when there are zero transaction costs or trading retraints.
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt regarding the crypto market.
A fee paid to run transactions, dapps and smart contracts on Ethereum.
A 50% decrease in block reward after the mining of a pre-specified number of blocks. Every 4 years, the “reward” for successfully mining a block of bitcoin is reduced by half. This is referred to as “Halving”.
Hardware wallet:
Physical wallet devices that can securely store cryptocurrency maximally. Some examples are Ledger Nano S**,** Digital Bitbox and more**.**
The process that takes input data of varying sizes, performs an operation on it and converts it into a fixed size output. It cannot be reversed.
The process by which you mine bitcoin or similar cryptocurrency, by trying to solve the mathematical problem within it, using cryptographic hash functions.
A Bitcoin enthusiast once accidentally misspelled the word HOLD and it is now part of the bitcoin legend. It can also mean hold on for dear life.
ICO (Initial Coin Offering):
A blockchain-based fundraising mechanism, or a public crowd sale of a new digital coin, used to raise capital from supporters for an early stage crypto venture. Beware of these as there have been quite a few scams in the past.
John mcAfee:
A man who will one day eat his balls on live television for falsely predicting bitcoin going to 100k. He has also become a small meme within the crypto community for his outlandish claims.
Joy of missing out. For those who are so depressed about missing out their sadness becomes joy.
Know your customer(alternatively consumer).
This stands for Lamborghini. A small meme within the investing community where the moment someone gets rich they spend their earnings on a lambo. One day we will all have lambos in crypto-valhalla.
Away from Blockchain, it is a book of financial transactions and balances. In the world of crypto, the blockchain functions as a ledger. A digital currency’s ledger records all transactions which took place on a certain block chain network.
Trading with borrowed capital (margin) in order to increase the potential return of an investment.
The availability of an asset to be bought and sold easily, without affecting its market price.
of the coins.
Margin trading:
The trading of assets or securities bought with borrowed money.
Market cap/MCAP:
A short-term for Market Capitalization. Market Capitalization refers to the market value of a particular cryptocurrency. It is computed by multiplying the Price of an individual unit of coins by the total circulating supply.
A computer participating in any cryptocurrency network performing proof of work. This is usually done to receive block rewards.
The act of solving a complex math equation to validate a blockchain transaction using computer processing power and specialized hardware.
Mining contract:
A method of investing in bitcoin mining hardware, allowing anyone to rent out a pre-specified amount of hashing power, for an agreed amount of time. The mining service takes care of hardware maintenance, hosting and electricity costs, making it simpler for investors.
Mining rig:
A computer specially designed for mining cryptocurrencies.
A situation the price of a coin rapidly increases in value. Can also be used as: “I hope bitcoin goes to the moon”
Any computing device that connects to the blockchain network.
Open source:
The practice of sharing the source code for a piece of computer software, allowing it to be distributed and altered by anyone.
Over the counter. Trading is done directly between parties.
P2P (Peer to Peer):
A type of network connection where participants interact directly with each other rather than through a centralized third party. The system allows the exchange of resources from A to B, without having to go through a separate server.
Paper wallet:
A form of “cold storage” where the private keys are printed onto a piece of paper and stored offline. Considered as one of the safest crypto wallets, the truth is that it majors in sweeping coins from your wallets.
Pre mining:
The mining of a cryptocurrency by its developers before it is released to the public.
Proof of stake (POS):
A consensus distribution algorithm which essentially rewards you based upon the amount of the coin that you own. In other words, more investment in the coin will leads to more gain when you mine with this protocol In Proof of Stake, the resource held by the “miner” is their stake in the currency.
The competition of computers competing to solve a tough crypto math problem. The first computer that does this is allowed to create new blocks and record information.” The miner is then usually rewarded via transaction fees.
A standardized set of rules for formatting and processing data.
Public key / private key:
A cryptographic code that allows a user to receive cryptocurrencies into an account. The public key is made available to everyone via a publicly accessible directory, and the private key remains confidential to its respective owner. Because the key pair is mathematically related, whatever is encrypted with a public key may only be decrypted by its corresponding private key.
Pump and dump:
Massive buying and selling activity of cryptocurrencies (sometimes organized and to one’s benefit) which essentially result in a phenomenon where the significant surge in the value of coin followed by a huge crash take place in a short time frame.
Recovery phrase:
A set of phrases you are given whereby you can regain or access your wallet should you lose the private key to your wallets — paper, mobile, desktop, and hardware wallet. These phrases are some random 12–24 words. A recovery Phrase can also be called as Recovery seed, Seed Key, Recovery Key, or Seed Phrase.
Referring to the word “wrecked”. It defines a situation whereby an investor or trader who has been ruined utterly following the massive losses suffered in crypto industry.
An alternative payment network to Bitcoin based on similar cryptography. The ripple network uses XRP as currency and is capable of sending any asset type.
Return on investment.
A crypto term for safe popularized by the Bizonnaci YouTube channel after the CEO of Binance tweeted
“Funds are safe."
“the exchage I use got hacked!”“Oh no, are your funds safu?”
“My coins better be safu!”

The smallest fraction of a bitcoin is called a “satoshi” or “sat”. It represents one hundred-millionth of a bitcoin and is named after Satoshi Nakamoto.
Satoshi Nakamoto:
This was the pseudonym for the mysterious creator of Bitcoin.
The ability of a cryptocurrency to contain the massive use of its Blockchain.
A scaling solution for the Blockchain. It is generally a method that allows nodes to have partial copies of the complete blockchain in order to increase overall network performance and consensus speeds.
Coin with little potential or future prospects.
Spreading buzz by heavily promoting a particular coin in the community to create awareness.
Short position:
Selling of a specific cryptocurrency with an expectation that it will drop in value.
Silk road:
The online marketplace where drugs and other illicit items were traded for Bitcoin. This marketplace is using accessed through “TOR”, and VPNs. In October 2013, a Silk Road was shut down in by the FBI.
Smart Contract:
Certain computational benchmarks or barriers that have to be met in turn for money or data to be deposited or even be used to verify things such as land rights.
Software Wallet:
A crypto wallet that exists purely as software files on a computer. Usually, software wallets can be generated for free from a variety of sources.
A contract-oriented coding language for implementing smart contracts on Ethereum. Its syntax is similar to that of JavaScript.
Stable coin:
A cryptocoin with an extremely low volatility that can be used to trade against the overall market.
Staking is the process of actively participating in transaction validation (similar to mining) on a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain. On these blockchains, anyone with a minimum-required balance of a specific cryptocurrency can validate transactions and earn Staking rewards.
When a crypto currency appreciates or goes up in price.
The opposite of mooning. When a coin tanks it can also be described as crashing.
For traders , the chief prize is “tendies” (chicken tenders, the treat an overgrown man-child receives for being a “Good Boy”) .
A unit of value that represents a digital asset built on a blockchain system. A token is usually considered as a “coin” of a cryptocurrency, but it really has a wider functionality.
TOR: “The Onion Router” is a free web browser designed to protect users’ anonymity and resist censorship. Tor is usually used surfing the web anonymously and access sites on the “Darkweb”.
Transaction fee:
An amount of money users are charged from their transaction when sending cryptocurrencies.
A measure of fluctuations in the price of a financial instrument over time. High volatility in bitcoin is seen as risky since its shifting value discourages people from spending or accepting it.
A file that stores all your private keys and communicates with the blockchain to perform transactions. It allows you to send and receive bitcoins securely as well as view your balance and transaction history.
An investor that holds a tremendous amount of cryptocurrency. Their extraordinary large holdings allow them to control prices and manipulate the market.

A comprehensive report or guide made to understand an issue or help decision making. It is also seen as a technical write up that most cryptocurrencies provide to take a deep look into the structure and plan of the cryptocurrency/Blockchain project. Satoshi Nakamoto was the first to release a whitepaper on Bitcoin, titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” in late 2008.
And with that I finally complete my odyssey. I sincerely hope that this helped you and if you are new, I welcome you to crypto. If you read all of that I hope it increased, you in knowledge.
my final definition:
A collection of all the HODLers and crypto fanatics. A place where all people alike unite over a love for crypto.
We are all in this together as we pioneer the new world that is crypto currency. I wish you a great day and Happy HODLing.
feel free to comment words or terms that you feel should be included or about any errors I made.
Edit1:some fixes were made and added words.
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7 Crypto Questions that Trend every Year

Most people start their journey into the crypto space with so many basic questions on how the crypto sphere works and what to do. Even though understanding how the crypto space works is a learning process and is dependent on how easy the crypto firm makes it look. With Bitcoin being the most popular digital asset all over the world, most people are still at a loss on how the network works or the advantages and the disadvantages of the network. Here are a few questions that many folks search on Google every year;

Which crypto is the best to invest in?

With Bitcoin being the flagship cryptocurrency, it has not only set the pace by the number of people who are on the network, but it is also leading in the volume of transactions carried out every day. Bitcoin now trades at a little below its earlier $10,000 mark, giving it a wide edge over all the other cryptocurrencies when it comes to this aspect. Ethereum is the second-largest crypto after Bitcoin according to market capitalization and now trades around $245 mark. Other cryptos that can be invested in are Bitcoin Cash, Tether, and XRP.

Is crypto trading a scam?

Generally, in every investment in the financial market sector, there is a high rate of risky ventures. Crypto trading is a legitimate investment except for some few cases of scammers who try to rip off Bitcoin from unsuspecting people. A few of the most legit crypto trading outfits are Coinbase, and Binance among others. These respective firms have top-notch security on their platform which has made it easy for most people to trade without the fear of getting scammed.

How do I buy crypto?

If you are new to the crypto space, you need to own something known as a "wallet" where you will store your digital assets once you buy them. After getting your wallet, you can contact a legitimate crypto exchange firm that is supported across your country and buy the digital assets. There is a range of crypto exchanges available to buy crypto from using your local currency provided they have support in your country.

What is crypto mining?

Crypto mining is a process where transactions of various cryptos are verified and added to the Blockchain digital ledger. Every time a miner completes a block of transaction, he usually gets rewarded with a certain amount of digital assets. Mining is usually done with hardware that uses a lot of electricity for the process.

How to earn free crypto?

As much as it is true, most of the website that advertises earning of crypto are usually fake and use the earning as clickbait to generate more people on their platform. A few of them that give out crypto would make you do some challenges, watch video ads, and other basic things just to earn a little amount of crypto. The remaining part of the population that give out free Bitcoin do it in something that is called an "Airdrop", where they would deposit small amounts of crypto into their customer's wallet.

What is Blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology is a decentralized ledger that records the provenance of a digital asset. It is used to store transactional data known as blocks in small places called the chain. The technology uses a peer-to-peer node and is referred to as the main digital ledger. The technology makes the details of a transaction unalterable due to the crypto hashing process.

Is Bitcoin legal?

Even though the legal status of Bitcoin has always been questioned, it has been in use since its inception for payments on some platforms. Bitcoin is legal in the united kingdom and some developed countries and most developing countries do not have a legal framework for the crypto. Generally, Bitcoin is not considered as a legal tender due to its increased volatility and as regards tax, it is treated as property rather than as currency in most countries.
These are some of the several questions one needs to ask and know the correct answers to before embarking on their crypto investment journey. And this list is by no means exhaustive. Knowing the right questions to ask and their answers may just be the difference between making profits and losing out.
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If you are a digital currency enthusiast, ready to invest and hold some digital currency for a long time, what choices should you make?
One of the most popular claims is that all buy BTC and hold it for a long time.
I think it's a good idea. It sounds simple and relatively safe. But the question is, can we find better portfolios that offer higher returns without taking more risk?
A viable option is to add cryptocurrency exchange coins to your portfolio.
We must first clarify some of the misunderstandings of many people on the cryptocurrency exchange coins. It mainly includes three aspects.
The first misunderstanding is that cryptocurrency exchange coin is not real cryptocurrency. The main reason for this misunderstanding is that the cryptocurrency exchange coin is issued on a centralized cryptocurrency exchange and can be manipulated. But in fact, the excellent cryptocurrency exchange issues its own coins through the blockchain. Technically speaking, there is no possibility of manipulating.
The second misconception is that cryptocurrency exchange issue coins in exchange for users' cryptocurrency, such as BTC. The mistake of this view is that the purchase of cryptocurrency exchange coins is a zero-sum game similar to gambling.
The third misunderstanding is that cryptocurrency exchange coins are less liquid. The main rationale for this view is that most cryptocurrency exchange coins can only trade on a specific exchange. In fact, while most cryptocurrency exchange coins are not as liquid as BTC, you can easily buy or sell them or even spend them offline.
Similarly, I summarized three advantages of cryptocurrency exchange coins.
First, the most important factor in determining the value of a digital asset is the network effect, which explains why BTC is the most expensive. Cryptocurrency exchange coins also have the same characteristics. All users trading on the cryptocurrency exchange are more likely to accept the cryptocurrency exchange coins, thus greatly increasing the network effect of the cryptocurrency exchange coins.
Second, cryptocurrency exchange coins are the digital asset closest to the stock in the blockchain field. Excellent cryptocurrency exchange coins often rely on the liquidity and profitability of the cryptocurrency exchange. The cryptocurrency exchange will regularly take back the method of repurchase and destruction to maintain the value of its coins. This is much like what public companies do in the stock market. During the period from April 24, 2018 to May 4, 2019, OKB adopted an incentive mechanism for dividends. According to official data, 33,209.73 BTCs have been issued to more than 1 million OKB holders.
Third, a cryptocurrency exchange coins holder can enjoy a similar VIP status as a member in the transaction, as well as a number of offline usage scenarios. For example, HT has the right to invitation and rebates、rewards of sub-tokens、OTC legal service 、 fee discount 、 ecological trading zone and repurchase and destruction.OKB has the functions of trading fees discount, OKChain, OKDex, OKNodes, OKB trading market rights, trading free discount, OKEx Jumpstart, advantages in listing activities and voting. It also has multiple external application scenarios, such as payment, transaction, market software, wallet, financial financing, technical security, tourism, life service, entertainment, etc.
So how to choose cryptocurrency exchange coins?
First, you need to choose the coins of the top cryptocurrency exchanges. The reason is that the top cryptocurrency exchanges exist for a longer time, so they have stronger profitability and lower risk of failure. It can guarantee maximum security when you hold their cryptocurrency exchange coins. The three most authoritative cryptocurrency exchanges are Binance, OKEx and Huobi.
Second, choose a cryptocurrency exchange with strong liquidity. Strong liquidity means that you can directly trade with legal tender and withdraw in time. The liquidity of an asset determines whether it has higher value. At present, among the major cryptocurrency exchange coins, OKB and HT have opened the legal tender purchase channels.
Third, choose cryptocurrency exchange coins with a higher market value. As in the stock market, bigger stocks do better in the long run. Don't pick cheap junk stocks. Currently, OKB has a total market value of 22.14 billion, BNB 15.17 billion and HT 11.01 billion.
In short, if you believe that the blockchain will change the world, my advice is to buy BTC and those excellent cryptocurrency exchange coins, and HLOD them for a long time.
In addition to ALL IN BTC, you have a better choice
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Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20190923(Market index 41 — Fear state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20190923(Market index 41 — Fear state)

Crypto Exchange Giant Binance To Launch US Trading On Sept 24 Binance.US, the American arm of cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance, has announced it will start trading fiat-crypto and crypto-crypto trading pairs on Sept 24.The trading platform will list seven cryptocurrencies immediately upon the launch, including Bitcoin, Binance Coin (BNB), Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Tether’s USDT.Binance.US also revealed it will soon open deposits for another five assets: Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Stellar’s XLM and 0x.
UBS, Credit Suisse Interest On Crypto Industry ‘Clearly Picked Up’ Peter Wuffli, the former CEO of major Swiss multinational investment bank UBS, says the advent of new, regulated actors in crypto is drawing the attention of big-name banks. When it comes to the traditional financial sector’s response to the emergent crypto asset space and industry developments, he said of large banks such as UBS and Credit Suisse: “From what we hear, interest has clearly picked up since the licenses were granted. Bank executives are asking their middle management to figure out whether this is just another fintech fad that comes and goes, or whether it is really transformational.” He added: “They are wondering strategically whether they need to commit to this, and what it would mean in terms of changes to systems but also mindset.”
Int’l Accounting Standards Body Defines Bitcoin As ‘Intangible Asset’ The International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) has ruled that cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), are neither financial assets nor legal tender. The Korea Times reported the development on Sept 23, citing the Korea Accounting Institute’s briefing in regard to an IFRIC meeting held in London this June.
Bitmain Will Release New Generation Of Antminer On October 9 Bitmain will release a new generation of Antminer at World Digital Mining Summit in Frankfurt, Germany on October 9. Officials revealed that the new batch of the Antminer accepted on-site orders.

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BTC/Bitcoin: Bakkt, the digital asset platform led by ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange and the world’s second largest trading group, will launch a bitcoin physical delivery futures contract on September 23. EOS/EOS: EOS main network is expected to upgrade version 1.8 on September 23 DCDecred: Project leader Jake Yocom-Piatt of Decred (DCR) Decrex will attend the Encryption Community Party in San Francisco on September 23 and will deliver a speech.

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ENG/Enigma: Enigma (ENG) ENG main network token snapshot will end on September 24, the original start time is August 26. LINA (LINA): Lina Review will host the Lina network launch event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on September 24th and release a 10-year operational strategy. Cappasity (CAPP): Cappasity will showcase its digital signage solutions in luxury stores at the Paris Retail Week from September 24th to 26th.

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MIOTA/IOTA: IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA will host a community event on September 25th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on the theme of “Building Your Own IoT.” Quant (QNT): The Quant project will participate in a marketing conference in London from September 25th to 26th, which will focus on data technology.

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ADA/Cardano: The Cardano (ADA) Cardano community will host a party in Washington, DC on September 26.

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BTC/Bitcoin: Cripto Latin Fest will be held in Cordoba, Argentina from September 27th to 29th. Switcheo (SWTH): After a one-year token exchange process, the project team will officially end the SWH→SWTH token exchange process on September 27.

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ADA/Cardano: Cardano (ADA) Cardano (ADA) 2nd Anniversary, Cardinal Foundation, IOHK and EMURGO main members will participate in community celebrations in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on September 28. TOP Network (TOP): The TOP Network team will hold a hackathon in Prague, Czech Republic from September 28th to 29th. Horizen (ZEN): Horizen project BD Rep Vano Narimandize will discuss the current status and development of sidechain technology at the Industry 4.0 Blockchain Summit on September 28.

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GAME/GameCredits: GameCredits (GAME) is expected to perform hard forks on September 29th at block height 2519999

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INS/Insolar: Insolar (INS) will be on September 30th ERD/Elrond: Elrond (ERD) will conduct main network test on September 30th NULS/NULS: The NULS team will plan to beta the ChainBOX in the third quarter. CS/Credits: Credits (CS) will exchange tokens and bug rewards in the third quarter QTUM/Qtum: Quantum Chain (QTUM) is expected to complete lightning network beta in the third quarter XEM/NEM: New World Bank (XEM) will release mobile wallet and computer wallet in the third quarter HC/HyperCash: hypercash (HC) will complete community management agreement in the third quarter

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HT/Huobi Token: The financial base public link jointly created by Firecoin and Nervos is expected to be open source in October. RVN/Ravencoin: Ravencoin (RVN) Ravencoin will perform a hard fork on October 1. ADA/Cardano: Cardano (ADA) plans to hold technical consensus meeting in Amsterdam on October 1st XRC/Bitcoin Rhodium: Bitcoin Rhodium (XRC) will record account balance awards on October 1st PPC/Peercoin: Peercoin (PPC) will perform Peercoin v0.8 (code tang lang) hard fork on October 1st

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BNB/Binance Coin: The 2019 DELTA Summit will be held in Malta from October 2nd to 4th. The DELTA Summit is Malta’s official blockchain and digital innovation campaign. CAPP/Cappasity: The Cappasity (CAPP) London Science and Technology Festival will be held from October 2nd to 3rd, when the Cappasity project will be attended by the Science and Technology Festival.

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ETC/Ethereum Classic: The 2019 Ether Classic (ETC) Summit will be held in Vancouver on October 3–4

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Ontology (ONT): Ony Ji will attend the blockchain event in Japan on October 5th and explain the practical application based on the ontology network.

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SPND/ Spendcoin: Spendcoin (SPND) will be online on October 6th

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GNO/Gnosis: Gnosis (GNO) will discuss the topic “Decentralized Trading Agreement Based on Ethereum” will be held in Osaka, Japan on October 7th. Kyber and Uniswap, Gnosis and Loopring will attend and give speeches.

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BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th.

Yesterday to this day, the BTC has been shaking slightly and is still hovering around $10,000. In the past 24 hours, the net inflows of BTC funds approached 30 million US dollars. Compared with the previous cycle, the market inflows increased rapidly. Yesterday, BTC failed to break the $10,000 threshold, but the daily average turned downward. In the short term, the market is still short-term dominant. In the medium-term trend, we still tend to be bullish, but before BTC is completely out of the triangle, we should be alert to the risk of repeated dishwashing by the main force. The upper resistance is $10,400, while the lower support is around $9,600. Operational aspects, continue to attract funds on the low side, fall below the $9400 recommended stop loss exit.
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Retailers Around The World That Accept Crypto, From Pizza to Travel

Retailers Around The World That Accept Crypto, From Pizza to Travel

News by Cointelegraph: Jinia Shawdagor
Earlier on, when Bitcoin (BTC) arrived on the scene, most cryptocurrency enthusiasts held on to their coins, as there were only so many places they could be spent. Nowadays, the list of marketplaces and retailers accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is significantly larger, providing crypto enthusiasts with more options for making real-world purchases.
After all, with recognizable organizations like Microsoft and Wikipedia now accepting Bitcoin as payment, conversations about Bitcoin and the power of cryptocurrencies are becoming more prominent.
Currently, several fast-food restaurants and coffee shops have started accepting Bitcoin as payment. This will likely provide traction for mass adoption as cryptocurrency payments become increasingly commonplace in day-to-day purchases.
Granted, there are some jurisdictions that do not consider Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency as legal tender. Despite this set back, even big tech companies like Facebook are coming up with payment systems that mimic cryptocurrencies.
Here are some of the leading retailers, merchants and companies that will let you book flights and hotels, buy coffee or pizza, or even go to space with crypto.

Pay for a burger in Germany with crypto

The German branch of fast-food restaurant chain Burger King now claims to accept Bitcoin as payment for its online orders and deliveries, but this is not the first time Burger King has warmed up to Bitcoin as a form of payment.
The company, headquartered in Florida in the United States, had its Russian branch announce in 2017 that it would start accepting Bitcoin payments, but it ultimately did not take off. The global fast-food retailer reports an annual revenue of about $20 billion and serves about 11 million customers around the world. If all its outlets move to accept Bitcoin as payment, cryptocurrency adoption would inevitably spread.

Spend crypto at Starbucks and other places

For crypto payments to gain traction, merchants need to implement systems that enable swift and easy cryptocurrency spending. Starbucks is one of the companies taking advantage of this concept through Flexa, a U.S.-based payment startup that is helping the cafe giant, as well as dozens of other companies, accept cryptocurrency payments.
The company developed an app called Spedn that enables crypto holders to make purchases with merchants like Starbucks. The company’s CEO believes that by making cryptocurrencies spendable in the mainstream, commerce will realize the full benefit of blockchain technology all over the world.
Crypto enthusiasts in Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto might already be familiar with Coupa Cafe for other reasons apart from its coffee and food. Through its partnership with a Facebook software developer, Coupa Cafe has been accepting Bitcoin as payment since 2013.
Reports show that the cafe received a steady stream of Bitcoin revenue as soon as they started implementing crypto payments — a clear sign of how eager its customers were to pay in Bitcoin. Coupa Cafe is among the few physical businesses in Palo Alto that accept Bitcoin at the moment. The cafe owners believe that their collaboration with the Facebook software engineer will create more traction in terms of Bitcoin adoption.

Buy food with crypto

With over 50,000 takeaway restaurants listed on its United Kingdom-based site, OrderTakeaways is one of the surest ways to get a pizza paid for with crypto delivered to your doorstep. The company has been accepting Bitcoin payments for online takeout orders since 2018. And other similar services include the Korean platform Shuttledelivery as well as German-based service Lieferando and its subsidiaries in several other countries.
Apart from online orders, crypto can also be spent at a regular Subway restaurants. As early as 2013, several Subway branches started accepting Bitcoin as payment. Now, for a fraction of a Bitcoin, a Subway sandwich can be purchased at select restaurants.

Pay with Bitcoin to tour space

Besides buying food and inexpensive, day-to-day items with crypto, a trip to space can now be bought with Bitcoin. That’s right. Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, started accepting Bitcoin as payment as far back as 2013. Although Branson’s predicted date for the first commercial flight has been pushed back several times, the company achieved its first suborbital space flight last year. Perhaps soon, people will be able to tour the moon on crypto’s dime.

Buy jewelry with Bitcoin

A brick-and-mortar American jewelry company called Reeds Jewelers accepts Bitcoin for both its physical and online stores. What’s more, if a purchase is worth more than $25,000, the company provides free armored delivery for safety. Other jewelry companies accepting Bitcoin include Blue Nile Jewelry, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry and Coaex Jewelry, to name a few.
A big advantage of purchasing large ticket items — like a diamond — with crypto is that it makes moving around large amounts of money cheap and effortless. Reports show that more Silicon Valley investors are buying jewelry with Bitcoin. Last year, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry reported a 20% growth in crypto transactions, leading to a boost in the company’s sales. The company has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014.

Send and redeem gift cards with Bitcoin

Gyft, a digital platform that allows users to buy, send and redeem gift cards, was one of the first merchants enabling cryptocurrency adoption to gain traction in the real world. The mobile gift card app allows Bitcoin to be used to purchase gift cards from several retailers, some of which include Burger King, Subway, Amazon and Starbucks. The company has also partnered with popular crypto exchange Coinbase to enable users to buy gift cards from their Coinbase wallets.

Travel and pay in Bitcoin

If a traveler only has Bitcoin at their disposal, the following merchants will gladly offer services in exchange for it. TravelbyBit, a flight and hotel booking service, accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Binance Coin and Litecoin (LTC) as payment.
With a network of over 300 crypto-friendly merchants, the platform is one of the biggest supporters of crypto adoption. TravelbyBit can also alert you to upcoming blockchain events in order to interact with other crypto enthusiasts from around the globe. Other platforms to book flights with crypto include Destinia, CheapBizClass, CheapAir, AirBaltic, Bitcoin.Travel and ABitSky, among others.

Use crypto to book a five-star hotel in Zurich

If ever one finds themselves traveling to Zurich Switzerland, either BTC or Ether (ETH) can be used to pay for a stay in a five-star hotel in Zurich. In May 2019, five-star hotel and spa Dodler Grand announced that it will start accepting Bitcoin and Ether as payment.
The hotel has partnered with a fintech firm Inacta as well as Bity (a Swiss-based crypto exchange) to facilitate the payment and conversion of crypto to fiat money. The hotel boasts an amazing view of the Swiss landscape among other enticing amenities that come with a five-star hotel.

Pay for electronics and more with crypto

For all the gadget lovers, there are a bunch of platforms that allow electronic purchases with cryptocurrency. Newegg, for instance, is an electronic retail giant that uses BitPay to process payments made with digital currencies. Even though one cannot get refunds for Bitcoin purchases, Newegg has a good reputation for quality items.
Plus, the company boasts its being among the first merchants to support cryptocurrency adoption. Other platforms for gadget junkies include Eyeboot (a platform that sells crypto mining rigs in exchange for crypto), Microsoft, FastTech and Alza (a U.K.-based online store that sells phones and beauty products).

An ever-expanding list

It seems clear that more retailers are warming up to the idea of accepting cryptocurrencies. There is still a long way to go before full adoption can be achieved, but many companies have nevertheless benefited from being early adopters. Despite the volatile price movements of cryptocurrencies, all evidence points to a future cashless society that uses digital currencies, and crypto is leading the way.
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What Might Happen if Bitcoin Loses Its Dominance? – Crypto Disrupt

For the entire history of cryptocurrency, bitcoin has been the dominant coin almost entirely because it was the first fully functional cryptocurrency to go live and showcased the power of the blockchain. According to CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin has mostly had a 90% dominance over the market from 2013 to 2017. This means that for four years, 90% of the money within the cryptocurrency market was in the form of bitcoin. It also means that bitcoin had the highest market capitalization.
However, from March 10th 2017 to June 19th, 2017 its dominance fell to a mere 37%. In the space of just 101 days, bitcoin lost 53% of its dominance. Since then, it has never seen dominance beyond 65%. Bitcoin’s massive fall from grace was the first time that the market got a sense for its vulnerability, and if it wasn’t for such a drop in dominance, we might not have the same thriving and diverse market that we have today. This is because, on June 12th, 2017, Ethereum reached its highest market dominance of 33%. Bitcoin’s loss of dominance allowed for Ethereum’s network to grow and flourish, providing us with hundreds of ERC20 tokens.
At the moment, Bitcoin’s dominance is at 42%. This is still a massive number. In fact, it is absurdly massive. For comparison, there is nothing in the stock market that comes close to such dominance. While Bitcoin is a powerful force in the industry, it is perhaps not powerful enough to stay dominant forever. What would happen if it lost its dominance altogether? What if another coin held dominance?
Bitcoin could lose its relevance Bitcoin will always be remembered as the first cryptocurrency and the coin that brought us blockchain technology, but this alone is not enough to keep it relevant. Right now, bitcoin is used as a gateway into the world of cryptocurrency for investors. People mainly buy into it so that they can exchange it for other cryptocurrencies through services like Binance. This is partially because bitcoin is the most used trading pair, meaning that you need it to make trades with other more obscure coins. If bitcoin lost its dominance, it is likely that it would stop being used as the leading trading pair on exchanges.
No longer a viable store of value People who use bitcoin as a means of storing their wealth might think twice if it was to lose its dominance. At the moment, the most appealing aspect of using bitcoin for this function is that it is worth more than other cryptocurrencies. Without its dominance, people may start looking into other coins as a store of value. It is possible that they would come to the conclusion that a stablecoin is better suited for the job. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies which are pegged to the price of something external (usually to legal tender or possibly gold). The most (in)famous example of this is Tether, which is pegged at $1.00, but investors are wary of using it as a store of value because of its shady handlings. New stablecoins like Dai are being developed that aim to take over from Tether.
The perk of storing your money in a stablecoin is that you can be confident that it will not fluctuate drastically like every other cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin’s price could drop significantly Not only does bitcoin have market dominance, but it is also the most expensive coin on the market. Technically, bitcoin could remain the most expensive cryptocurrency even with a minority dominance, but this is unlikely. Bitcoin’s price is arguably tied to people’s trust that it will stay dominant. Without its dominance, it loses its proof of relevancy, and therefore its price.
We would have a new dominant coin Naturally, if bitcoin lost its dominance, we would have a new dominant cryptocurrency. A reasonable guess would be that Ethereum would become the new dominant coin since it has the second largest market cap right now. If Ethereum gained market dominance, it is possible that all ERC20 tokens could rise significantly in price too as they rely on Ethereum’s blockchain. This would change the landscape of the market substantially. Ethereum dominance could mean that more Ethereum tokens enter the top ten on CoinMarketCap (currently only one token is there).
How likely is it that Bitcoin will lose its dominance? Bitcoin has only once come close to losing its dominance, which was on June 12th, 2017, when Ethereum’s dominance rose. Since then it has kept a comfortable distance from all other coins. The reason people think bitcoin will lose its dominance is that other coins, like Ethereum, are more functional. You can use this tool to see how close Ethereum is to overtaking Bitcoin in terms of dominance.
With that said, Bitcoin may never lose its dominance. While it does seem likely that one day another coin will be more valued, there is no reason to say that will ever happen. This was merely a discussion regarding what might happen should such a situation arise.
What are your thoughts?
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In case you missed it: Major Crypto and Blockchain News from the week ending 12/14/2018

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My attempt at an ELI5 for cryptocurrency to help my friends.

This is a long one so fair warning and no there is no tl;dr. I've only been at this for about 6 months and worked up this paper the other day for my friends who are interested but know very little about this. Hopefully whoever reads this can make in corrections as I am far from an expert.
Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ether are all blockchains. Blockchains are basically a spreadsheet (LEDGER) that is duplicated multiple times across a network and updated regularly simultaneously. There is no centralized version of this ledger. It is hosted simultaneously by thousands/millions of computers. These ledgers will update on their own, Bitcoin as an example automatically checks itself every 10 minutes. Each of these 10-minute increment of transactions (in bitcoins case transactions would be sending or receiving bitcoins from one person to another for goods or services) are called BLOCKS. For these blocks to be confirmed, accepted, and updated to the ledger nodes are required.
Nodes (Mining/Forging)
A node is a computer running the blockchain software on the network. The blockchain software will automatically download the entire ledger of all transactions since its inception. At regular intervals, the software will take the transactions of a block (data on the ledger) and convert them into a mathematical puzzle to be solved by randomly chosen nodes (MINING). Mining requires powerful processors (typically GPUs) and substantial quantities of energy to receive mined tokens profitably. When a specific number of nodes solve the puzzle with the same answer they are basically confirming that the data on the block is accurate as multiple independent nodes found the same answer. When confirmed, the block gets added to the previous blocks making a chain of blocks aka a blockchain. As an incentive to run your computer as a node you are rewarded with TOKENS. If a single person or group of people wanted to manipulate the ledger, the amount of machinery and electricity used to achieve the majority of miners thus allowing you to manipulate the ledger is so exponentially expensive that it serves no reasonable purpose. This is an example of a Proof of Work Blockchain System (computer solves puzzle and rewarded with tokens)
Tokens are part of the core of the blockchain. They are an incentive to validate transactions and create blocks. They gain intrinsic value based on the blockchain they are associated with. Some blockchains grant token holder’s different abilities. With Bitcoin, tokens are needed to pay for transaction fees. Others allow voting rights on how certain blockchain functions are managed. There is a limited amount of Bitcoin that will ever be released to nodes (21 million expected to be all be released by 2033) which also keep inflation from being a problem. Blockchains can create their platform with whatever number of tokens they would like and release them or create means to mine them as they see fit. Essentially, as with any other fiat money (currency that a government has declared to be legal tender NOT backed by a physical commodity), as adoption and trust increases the value of the token will increase. If most people accept Bitcoin for services and stores accept Bitcoin for goods than it is as good as the next currency.
Whether you mine for tokens, are paid in tokens for goods or services or purchase tokens from a person or currency exchange you need a place to store them securely and a way to send and receive them. Cryptocurrency Wallets don’t store currency, they hold your public and private keys that interface with the blockchain so you can access your balance, send money and manage your funds. The public key allows others to send money to the public key only. A wallet that is "offline" (see Hardware or Paper below) cannot access funds or send money unless it is accessed with another form of wallet, either desktop, online, or mobile.
1) Desktop Wallet - Installed on your computer and are only accessible from that SINGLE computer. Very secure but if someone hacks your computer you are exposed. 2) Online Wallet - Run remotely (cloud based) and are far more convenient to access but make them more vulnerable as they are controlled by a third party and are also vulnerable to hacking attacks. Exchange wallets are online wallets but you are not in control of the private key. View it as a wallet that is lended to you so you can trade. The wallet is technically not yours. 3) Mobile - Ran on an app and are useful as they can be used anywhere including retail stores 4) Hardware - Private keys are stored on a tangible device like a USB drive. They can make transactions online but they are stored offline. Compatible with web interfaces and support many but not all currencies. To use, plug into a computer, enter a pin, send currency and confirm. Safest form of storage. 5) Paper - Basically a physical printout of your private and public keys. It is not stored online anywhere and the only way transactions can happen is if you transfer money with the help of an Online wallet.
Example of a Public Key = 1A684DbsHQKPVCWgaUsYdF4uQGwTiA9BFT Example of a Private Key = E9873D79C6D87DC0FB6A5778633389F4453213303DA61F20BD67FC233AA33262
Most wallets provide a Recovery Mnemonic Passcode that is a series of words (typically 12 to 24 words) in a specific order. If you lose your login information for your wallet you can supply the mnemonic passcode and retrieve your lost login information. If you lose your login information and your mnemonic passcode your wallet will be inaccessible and your tokens are lost to you. The above basically describes a first generation Blockchain Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin. It is used basically as currency with no centralized entity regulating the release of additional currency and keeping the ledger of where the money is going secure and extremely safe from manipulation.
Second Generation Blockchain
The second generation blockchains sprung out of this environment with something more valuable. Utilizing the blockchain system to allow applications to be ran on top of a decentralized secure system. Instead of just recording transactions, contracts could be transmitted the same way. More complex transactions (SMART CONTRACTS) allow for things such as: - Funds to be spent only when a required percentage of people agree - Manage agreements between users (such as insurance) - Provide utility to other contracts - Store information about an application such as domain registration information or membership records This basically can allow applications to be ran on top of the blockchain system. This can cut out the middleman for many real-world applications (mortgages, banking, communications, security confirmations etc.)
Proof of Work/Proof of Stake
As I mentioned earlier, Proof of Work (PoW) requires nodes to solve a mathematical puzzle which is rewarded with tokens. Proof of Stake (PoS) is different, the tokens with proof of stake systems are pre-mined meaning they are all created when the blockchain system is created. Blocks are not verified by the typical method. The block validator uses the blockchain software to stake their tokens and are chosen based on specific factors depending on how many tokens the person holds and for how long. Depending on how many tokens they hold will restrict the quantity of blocks they can validate. If they own more they can validate more often but all validators will be chosen randomly keeping the rewards fairly distributed (unlike PoW which typically reward the first completed.) The blockchain still requires a mathematical puzzle to be solved but it is much easier than PoW requiring far less time and energy. If the blockchain has premined all of their tokens then new tokens cannot be mined for rewards in PoS. The reward for staking your tokens to be a validator is a portion of the transaction fee that is charged as part of normal transactions on the blockchain. That is why PoS miners are called forgers. If manipulation is attempted than their stake can be taken from their wallet adding more motivation to prevent data manipulation.
Some cryptocurrencies may need to update or upgrade the coding of their blockchain software. When this happens usually a fork occurs. This basically means the cryptocurrency splits into two separate cryptocurrencies. Because the nature of blockchain technology, they are decentralized and autonomous so the older version cannot be deleted or removed. If people choose to continue using the old version they can. For mining/forging purposes the nodes will need to choose which they will mine/forge and download the blockchain software on their computer to proceed. When the fork occurs, anyone holding tokens in the original currency will be given the same number of tokens in the forked currency. (When Bitcoin forked to Bitcoin Cash, anyone holding x amount of Bitcoin would receive a new wallet for Bitcoin Cash also containing x amount of Bitcoin Cash.) This is called a Hard Fork and all previous transactions are made invalid. There are also Soft Forks, in this case it is backwards compatible and all previous transactions are valid. This can result in two currencies but in most cases, it doesn’t as it is usually accepted by most miners/forgers because it is backwards compatible.
Online currency exchanges allow you to buy, sell or exchange fiat money (USD, EUR, etc) with digital currencies or in most cases digital currencies for other digital currencies. There are a large variety of different exchanges that are operated in multiple countries but there are around a dozen that the majority of cryptocurrency trading volume are present on. Not all cryptocurrencies will be listed on all exchanges, some have specific prerequisites to be listed on their exchange and there may be fees associated as well. Once your account is set up you will have a list of all available cryptocurrencies to trade. Each currency will have an associated online wallet with the public key address allowing you to send that specific currency to that wallet. (Many exchanges are having delayed or canceled identity verification, currency transfers and lack sufficient customer support due to the influx of new traders) Examples of top exchanges: 1) Coinbase (trades fiat) 2) GDAX (trades fiat) 3) Gemini (trades fiat) 4) Changelly (trades fiat) 5) Bittrex 6) Binance 7) HitBTC 8) EtherDelta 9) Bitfinex 10) Kraken 11) Bithumb 12) Bitstamp 13) Poloniex 14) OKEx
Sending/Receiving Tokens
All wallets have the ability to send digital currency to other wallets. The function is relatively easy, make sure the currency you are sending is going to the appropriate wallet for that currency. Ethereum tokens cannot be sent to a Bitcoin wallet for example. (The tokens aren’t actually moving location; the list of transactions/ownership is what is stored in the wallet). Triple check the wallet private key you are sending the tokens to. If you type the wrong address the tokens will be lost in nearly all incidents. Some mobile wallets allow you to scan a QR code that will automatically enter the public key rather than copying/pasting or typing out the public key.
As of January 1, 2018 it appears that taxing on digital currency has changed. Every trade between any digital currencies (Bitcoin to Ether, Ether to Litecoin etc) will be a taxable transaction. If you hold the currency for longer than one year than you will pay capital gain tax when it is traded or sold (15%-20%) and if you sell or trade in less than a year you will have to add the profit to your taxable income to adjust your tax bracket.
Altcoins are basically any coin that is not Bitcoin. Most cryptocurrencies do not have a native blockchain (their own independent dedicated blockchain). Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Waves, NXT, Cardano all have their own native blockchain. Many other cryptocurrencies run on other cryptocurrency’s blockchains. Litecoin runs on Bitcoins blockchain, hundreds run on the Ethereum blockchain. These currencies act as smart contracts running on the adopted blockchain.
DApps (Decentralized Applications)
For a blockchain application to be considered a DApp it must be 1) Open source, code available to all 2) Decentralized, uses blockchain cryptographic tech 3) Incentive, must have tokens to fuel itself 4) Algorithm/Protocol, generates tokens and has a built-in consensus mechanism (mining/forging.)
There are 3 types of DApps, each basically piggybacks off the platform of the previous Type 1 – Have their own blockchain (like bitcoin) Type 2 – Use the blockchain of Type 1 DApps Type 3 – Use the protocol of Type 2 DApps
ICO (Initial Coin Offering)
Much like an IPO (Initial Public Offering) that offers stock in a private company to the public, an ICO raises money for new Cryptocurrency ventures. Typically, a minimum investment is required in the form of a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ether and the investor is given tokens of the cryptocurrency at a reduced cost. Due to the fact that ICO’s are so new, government agencies have not begun regulating these ventures making them extremely risky as anyone with a competent coder can create and market a cryptocurrency that can be used to swindle investors who aren’t cautious. The US government no longer allows its citizens to participate in ICO’s and if you are using a computer with an IP address located in the United States, ICO’s websites will not allow you to invest.
1) Whitepapers – Each cryptocurrency will have their own dedicated websites and most will have a whitepaper that has a description of what their cryptocurrency is designed to do. 2) Roadmaps – Also on each cryptocurrency’s website, they tend to have a roadmap or timeline as to when they are planning to complete certain milestones be it added features to the blockchain or wallet or any other important events. 3) – List of every available cryptocurrency, the exchanges they trade on, market cap, trade volume, available tokens, newly created tokens etc. 4) (cryptocurrency subreddit) – Subreddits focused on cryptocurrency as well as specific subreddits focused on individual cryptocurrencies. Be cautious as many people on these sites are uninformed and/or are trying to manipulate the market by fooling others to buy or sell based on fraudulent information. 5) – Forums specific to individual cryptocurrencies. There is a lot of self-marketing (bounties) on this site. Take what they say with a grain of salt 6) TwitteFacebook (Social Media) – Many times news from team members or the cryptocurrency’s social media page will break news before it is listed on any of the above-mentioned outlets. Find out who is working for the cryptocurrency you are interested in and start following the team’s social media. Don’t forget to look at their linkedin accounts if available, previous employment and behavioral history to confirm they are competent. 7) Github - Code from projects can be uploaded here and reviewed for issues and revisions.
Common Terms/Slang
Shilling – covert advertising, personally endorsing a token so as to manipulate the price to either recoup a loss or increase gains on a token the individual owns. FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt; another method to manipulate the price of a token the person owns by making others second guess their investment decision on a specific token. FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out; buying a token (usually after the price has already increased) hoping they haven’t missed the majority of a price increase. Shitcoin – A cryptocurrency that has become worthless overtime or a scam operation. To the Moon – Massive increase in a token’s price.
I'm sure there are probably revisions to be done on this as I am still getting my head around all of the concepts. Any help to this would be appreciated.
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What is Alendoo?

Alendoo’s main mission is to keep their customers anonymity, to do so they’ve had to ‘think outside the box’ to fulfil its existing promises to customers and find a way to extend their offering by adding loans paid out in FIATs. An innovative solution has been selected for this issue. Alendoo decided to design an NFC mobile application that will be loaded with cryptocurrencies and without the need to register a debit or credit card. The design of an NFC application and creating the right infrastructure for the entire process will require large funding. Alendoo cannot handle this project independently, which is why this investment opportunity is now available. The company has made plans to launch an Initial Coin Offering for their token - the Alendoo coin (XAL). XAL will serve essential complex purposes due to its properties as utility coin.
About Alendoo Innovative technologies such as cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain were invented about ten years ago. Many experts believe that the Bitcoin, which is the oldest and most popular cryptocurrency, can become a true legal tender recognized by the laws and accepted in all parts of the world. On the other hand, the Blockchain is regarded as a revolutionary technology that can be used in all types of industries such as finance, healthcare, data management, IT, Space agencies, Smart Contracts, and Dapps, among others.
There are over 5,000 cryptocurrencies on the market. However, only a small percentage offers real value. Many of the coins or tokens exist only for a short time and become obsolete for reasons such as failure to develop the project, an exit scam occurred, or the investors were too few. Also, market conditions have a significant impact on the success of cryptocurrency projects. The well-known FOMO and FUD form an intrinsic part of the market that influences the success of such projects.
The Alendoo project already has active products. We have been referred to as a “crypto bank” that offers services similar to the traditional banks. However, our operations are based on only cryptocurrencies at the moment. Alendoo customers can take loans with the leverage of their crypto. Customers can also lend crypto and gain fair interests in return. In addition, customers who decide to hold crypto in Alendoo wallets are rewarded with 12% APR interests, at a value higher than what is offered by regular banks.
Our team is impressed by the level of customer satisfaction regarding the Alendoo project, and we plan to extend our offer to become more competitive in the market. To accomplish this goal, Alendoo has decided to launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of their token – Alendoo Token (XAL). The company plans to raise funds to launch a Near Field Communication (NFC) payment application which will be based on cryptocurrencies. Currently, Alendoo Loans are paid out in USDT only, with the aim of giving customers access to a commonly used currency. The company remains committed to offering the benefits of anonymity; hence the traditional Debit or Prepaid Cards cannot be issued because the process will require KYC and AML procedures. Our team found the best solution for the NFC payment project that does not require any card to be connected while it functions. There will be a daily limitation due to standard AML regulations, but the anonymity of our customers will be protected.
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A detailed simple guide for Pundi X in Spanish language.

Extracted from site below;
¿Qué es Pundi X?
Comprar criptomonedas debería de ser tan fácil como comprar una botella de agua. Esta frase es el eslogan oficial de Pundi X y no hay una frase que defina mejor al proyecto ni el camino que deben coger las criptomonedas para llegar a una adopción masiva.
A principios de 2018, justo cuando se empezó a desinflar el mercado tras el espectacular rally del 2017, Pundi X cumplía con las expectativas y consigue recaudar en su ICO 35 millones de dólares en apenas 90 minutos.
No era para menos ya que Pundi X puede convertirse en una pieza clave para el éxito de todo el ecosistema blockchain. Lo interesante de este proyecto es que se puede convertir en el puente perfecto para que el resto de las criptomonedas lleguen a billones de personas que de otra manera tardarían mucho más en conocerles.
Comprar criptomonedas debería de ser tan fácil como comprar una botella de agua.CLIC PARA TUITEAR
Las aspiraciones de esta ambiciosa empresa son el desplegar una gigantesca red de puntos de venta con la que facilitarían el acceso a la criptoeconomía a entusiastas, comerciantes y cada vez a más usuarios para así llegar lo antes posible a una plena adopción de las criptomonedas.
Este proyecto de origen indonesio nace también con un gran propósito, que es el de dar acceso a servicios financieros a la población desbancarizada de indonesia que es una inmensa mayoría. Ese mismo modelo lo podrán replicar en zonas de África y Sudamérica, sin duda es un nicho de mercado prácticamente infinito.
Pundi X ofrecerá también a los usuarios un monedero simplificado y es que la fortaleza de este proyecto es la debilidad de muchos otros, la larga y costosa curva de aprendizaje del usuario medio es lo que pone más barreras a la entrada de nuevas personas al criptomundo, con Pundi X esta curva se hace mucho más pequeña y llevadera.
¿Quién es quien en el equipo de Pundi X?
Para mucha gente el equipo de Pundi X es de los más activos que existen y el trabajo en el proyecto es constante, además de eso es un equipo muy abierto a la comunidad y lo han demostrado con numerosos ejemplos en los que se han atendido peticiones de los usuarios en beneficio del proyecto.
Su CEO y cabeza visible es Zac Cheah, formado en diversas universidades tecnológicas y con una amplia experiencia en el ámbito de los videojuegos, ha trabajado en Google y en Opera. No duda en moverse por todo el mundo para mostrar las posibilidades de Pundi X a curiosos e inversores.
Pitt Huang es su CTO/COO, emprendedor desde muy temprana edad vendió su primera empresa a los 25 años, es un apasionado de los gadgets y una figura muy importante para PundiX, igual que su presidente Constantin Papadimiriou, que cuenta con una dilatada experiencia en el ámbito del Fintech.
El CFO de PundiX, Danny Lim, es un experto financiero con experiencia laboral en Lenovo o Baidu. El equipo lo cierra David Ben Kay, que es el encargado de que todos los ámbitos legales y normativos se cumplan. David estuvo dentro de la Ethereum Foundation, en Microsoft China y se graduó en la universidad de UCLA.
Este equipo se complementa con una infinidad de embajadoresrepartidos por todo el mundo que hace una labor diaria de acercamiento a la comunidad, recientemente se ha nombrado a Joao Victor representante de PundiX en Latinoamérica, a Liko Yosafat como una de las personas más activas dentro de Pundi X o a Gerhard Drobits, responsable de PundiX en Europa.
¿Cuales son las alianzas de Pundi X?
La naturaleza del proyecto de PundiX permite que para los grandes actores del criptomundo les sea muy atractivo remar al costado de este gran proyecto. Ahora mismo entre las filas de asociaciones con PundiX se encuentran empresas como Binance, Nem, Verge, Qtum, Stellar, Achain, ZCash, Utrust o Fintech Indonesia entre muchos otros.
Se rumorea también por internet que Pundi X pudiese tener entre parte de sus advisors a gente de McDonalds Indonesia o Nike, de eso no hemos podido confirmarlo así que lo dejaremos como un simple rumor, pero sin duda es cuestión de tiempo que grandes empresas se sumen a la revolución de las criptomonedas.
¿Qué es NPXS?
NPXS es el actual token de Pundi X, un token ERC20, funciona en la blockchain de Ethereum y es el gas de la plataforma PundiX y el que garantiza su funcionamiento.
En un principio el token de Pundi X era PXS, pero tras recibir innumerables peticiones por parte de la comunidad de realizar una fracción mayor del mismo la comunidad decidió realizar un swap, en el que el usuario que enviaba un PXS recibiía 1.000 NPXS. De esa manera las métricas de Pundi X se convirtieron en algo más coherente para el correcto funcionamiento del XPOS, la joya de la corona.
Es muy importante que conozcas la naturaleza real del token NPXS, ya que no fue ideado para convertirse en un medio de pago, si lo fue Pundi X, el token NPXS es la gasolina del XPOS y el elemento con el que se podrá interactuar tanto con la empresa como con las funciones del punto de venta.
Podrás observar que el número total de tokens de Pundi X es bastante mayor que el de la mayoría de criptomonedas, algunos eso lo ven como un freno a una subida considerable de su precio, pero la realidad es que si el supply fuera más bajo quizás se quedaría corto una vez desplegada toda la rede de puntos de venta, que es el propósito por el que trabaja el equipo de Pundi X.
¿Cómo funciona el airdrop de Pundi X?
Mucha gente llega a este proyecto por su airdrop y es que parte de la distribución planteada por Pundi X en su Whitepaper es la de desbloquear los tokens en beneficio de sus holders progresivamente todos los meses, así quedó fijado que durante el 2018 se daría cada mes un 7,316% sobre los tokens que hubiese en cada wallet de Pundi X, incluso estando en la mayoría de exchanges, aunque no en todos en los que se pueden negociar.
Este porcentaje se reducirá en 2019 al 2,11637% y al 0,88187% a partir de enero del 2020, dando por finalizada la distribución del token de Pundi X el 31 de enero de 2021.
Este sistema que a priori es muy atractivo para el poseedor de Pundi X a largo plazo se convirtió a mediados de 2018, en pleno mercado bajista, en un arma de doble filo para el holder ya que la sencillez de obtener los tokens atrajo a más especuladores de los que podría soportar el proyecto.
El sistema de distribución antiguo solo requería tener tokens de Pundi X tres horas antes del snapshoot y tres horas después. Esa cantidad es la que determina cuantos tokens tenía tu wallet y acto seguido al cabo de unos días recibías tu recompensa por aguantarlos.
Este sistema provocó que un gran número de personas compraran masivamente NPXS antes de la foto y vendieran inmediatamente después ya que una vez hecha esta, recibirían igualmente los tokens que les corresponde, esos tokens por supuesto se vendían nada más llegar para arañar BTC o ETH, convirtiendo a Pundi X en un “proyecto escalón” vapuleado por grandes especuladores que perjudicaban al fiel holder de Pundi X.

Revisando el sistema de distribución de tokens
Una vez más el equipo decidió escuchar las numerosas peticiones de revisar el sistema de distribución de los tokens de PundiX y propuso a votación en agosto del 2018 un nuevo sistema, que, aunque no es totalmente perfecto, es inifinitamente más justo con el holder de Pundi X que el anterior.
El nuevo sistema hace una media de los tokens que tienes durante todo el mes en tu monedero, de tal manera que para recibir el 7,316% total de 1 NPXS este tiene que estar 30 días en tu poder, de no ser así te corresponde la parte proporcional a los días que lo hayas guardado. La nueva formula es la siguiente:
(La cantidad más baja de tokens NPXS del mes X 10%) + (la cantidad promedio diaria de NPXS X el resto de los días de retención X 90%)
Para que lo entiendas mejor, te planteamos tres ejemplos:
Ejemplo 1:
Imagina que a principio de mes tienes 2.000 NPXS, decides vender 1.000 NPXS el 15 de agosto y vuelves a comprar 1.000 el 30 de agosto. Realmente solo hay dos transacciones en tu monedero ese mes y el número de tokens es el mismo al final de mes, pero durante 14 días sólo has tenido 1.000 NPXS, por lo tanto:
(1000 x 10%) + {[(2000 x 14 días) + (1000 x 14 días) + (2000 x 2 días)] / 30 días} X 90% = 1480
Los tokens desbloqueados que recibirás serán alrededor de 108 NPXS (1480 X 7.316% = 108)
Ejemplo 2:
Si no tenías ningún NPXS a principio de mes y decides comprar 2.000 NPXS el 30 de agosto, sólo has tenido tokens de Pundi X 2 días, por lo que entiende la comunidad que no es justo que recibas lo mismo que alguien que los ha tenido todo el mes, por lo tanto con el nuevo sistema el calculo sería:
(0 x 10%) + {[(2000 x 2 días + 0 x 28 días) / 30 días] X 90%} = 120
120 X 7.316% = 8
Los tokens desbloqueados que recibirá serán aproximadamente 8 NPXS.
Ejemplo 3:
Si el número de tokens de tu monedero no varía en todo el mes, es decir tienes 2.000 NPXS y no haces ningún movimiento lo que recibirás es lo siguiente:
(2000x 10%) + [(2000 x 30 días) / 30 días] X 90% = 2000
2000 X 7.316% = 146
Recibirá alrededor de 146 NPXS
Reparto equitativo de tokens
Como puedes observar este sistema reparte de una manera equitativalos tokens en función a los días que los mantienes en la cartera, por lo tanto si tu idea es acumular y recibir el total del airdrop mensual es importante que compres los tokens antes de las 23:59:59 SGT (GMT+8) del último día de mes, para recibir el mes siguiente el porcentaje total de la distribución de tokens de Pundi X.
Este reparto entrará en funcionamiento a partir de septiembre del 2018, el equipo aún no sabe si por dificultades técnicas las casas de cambio harán correctamente ese reparto por lo tanto recomiendan fervientemente mantener los tokens de Pundi X en una wallet ERC20 en la que tengas el control de tus claves privadas.
En un nuevo comunicado el equipo ha anunciado el día 28 de agosto del 2018 que los exchange Binance y OkCoin Korea soportarán el nuevo sistema de airdrop.
(Nosotros en Bitcobie te lo recomendamos inclusive si los exchanges hiciesen el reparto correctamente ya que, sin control de tu clave privada, no tienes realmente nada)
Cómo invertir en PundiX sin morir en el intento
PundiX actualmente es un token ERC20, por lo tanto, funciona en la blockchain de Ethereum y como todos los tokens ERC20 se puede almacenar en una wallet compatible con esa tipología de tokens. Por lo cual, el primer paso que tienes que realizar es el de elegir bien donde vas a almacenar tus NPXS.
El equipo de Pundi X (y Bitcobie) te recomienda fervientemente que almacenes tus tokens NPXS en una wallet en la cual controles las claves privadas, bien puede ser en MyEtherWallet, usando la interfaz de Metamask o en tu Ledger Nano, siempre en función a la seguridad con la que quieras trabajar.
Lo que no es recomendable y no sólo por no recibir correctamente el airdrop con el nuevo sistema, es almacenarlas en un Exchange. No olvides que si lo haces de esa manera no tendrás el control de tu clave privada por lo tanto serás vulnerable a los hackeos de estas páginas pudiendo perder todos tus fondos.
Una vez elegido el recipiente es importante que te hagas con Bitcoin o Ethereum para intercambiarlo por Pundi X, actualmente no hay ninguna casa de cambio que acepte el cambio directo entre Pundi X y dinero FIAT. Para eso las opciones recomendadas suelen ser Coinbase, Localbitcoins o si resides en España, Bit2me, una página que realmente pone muy fácil al usuario el acceder a sus primeras criptomonedas.
La verdadera revolución de Blockchain llegara cuando mejore al menos 10 veces lo que tenemos hasta ahora.CLIC PARA TUITEAR

Cuando tengas la cantidad deseada de Ether o Bitcoin, deberás mandarlos a la casa de cambio de tu elección que permita el intercambio de esas criptomonedas por Pundi X, actualmente puedes hacerlo en: Binance, Latoken, Hotbit, Coinnest, Bitbns, CoinBene, Coinrail,, Tidex, Tokenomy, Bit-Z y Radar Relay (por orden de volumen diario)
Una vez hecha tu compra llega el momento de decidir enviarlos o no a la wallet que has escogido previamente, nuestra recomendación es que te fijes siempre en las comisiones que te vayan a cobrar las casas de cambio, hay ocasiones en que, si la cantidad adquirida es muy pequeña, la comisión se come demasiada parte del lote.
Si tu idea es tradear con Pundi X, lo mejor es que lo mantengas en el Exchange de tu elección para poder disponer de ello cuando sea necesario, aunque si ese va a ser tu camino, a partir de septiembre podemos decir que el airdrop para ti será totalmente testimonial ya que buscarás beneficios por otra vía que no es la del holder.
¿Qué es NPXSEM y en qué se diferencia de NPXS?
Este punto es delicado para algunos de los inversores de Pundi X, pero nada más lejos de la realidad. Pundi X llegó un acuerdo con NEM para desarrollar también sus XPOS en la blockchain de NEM, este acuerdo implica la distribución de 20.000 dispositivos en tres años (las previsiones para Pundi X son de distribuir al menos 100.000 dispositivos en tres años)
Esta versión del token no divide al proyecto ya que el proyecto siempre ha sido NPXS, en el caso de NEM es simplemente un cliente del proyecto, ya que toda la investigación y desarrollo del equipo de Pundi X se centra en NPXS. Además, todas las funciones del XPOS se realizarán con NPXS y el uso del XPOS basado en NEM también quemará tokens NPX.
Si has llegado aquí para saber de uno y de otro proyecto, lo que tienes que tener claro es que el que actualmente tiene más volumen, más equipo, más distribución y mayor proyección es NPXS, el otro token es independiente de los logros del primero.
La blockchain de Pundi X, f(x)
Uno de los anuncios más importantes de Pundi X desde su lanzamiento ha sido el de su futura blockchain. Una vez lanzada Pundi X dejaría de depender de la red de Ethereum o Nem, y pasaría a ser un agente muy poderoso en el criptomundo y teniendo en cuenta las aspiraciones de convertirse en el puente entre el mundo real y el criptomundo, era necesario dar un paso así.
Internet cambió por completo todas las capas del mundo. El TCP/IP se convirtió en el estándar de comunicación y empresas como Cisco o IBM fueron las encargadas de colocar las tuberías y engrasar la maquinaria que ejecutaría esos protocolos. Internet propició un mecanismo de información tan rápido que han permitido a Google, Facebook o Amazon terminar prácticamente con la industria tradicional de comunicación e información. ¿Puede blockchain convertirse en el próximo internet?
Zac Cheah, CEO de Pundi X Labs, ve la revolución de blockchain en tres fases. Bitcoin fue la carta de presentación al mundo de lo que eran las criptomonedas. Ethereum nos enseñó como construir activos descentralizados, los miles de altcoins que conocemos. La tercera fase de la revolución es lo que tantas compañías Blockchain anhelan, llevar el rendimiento de la cadena de bloques a un nivel completamente superior al de la industria tradicional e internet.
Para llegar a ese punto, es necesario que blockchain mejore al menos 10 veces lo que tenemos hasta ahora. En otros momentos revolucionarios, Disquetes, VHS, fibra óptica, han demostrado que esa mejora es esencial en la ecuación si se pretende cambiar un estándar.
Velocidad x10
Actualmente Visa puede ejecutar entre 7.000 y 20.000 transacciones por segundo, TPS. Cualquier cadena de bloques que ofrezca pequeños múltiplos de mejora no desplazará un sistema tan robusto como el de Visa o MasterCard. Una mejora de 10x significa que tendríamos que conseguir 200.000 TPS. Hay varias compañías que pretenden conseguir ese punto, incluso algunas dicen haberlo conseguido, al menos sobre el papel.
PundiX pretende conseguir esa mejora no sobre su whitepaper, sino en aplicaciones reales, ya que de otra forma el resto sería palabrería. La pregunta entonces es si Pundi X puede llegar a esos números o superarlos de manera realista.
Habría que analizar por puntos. El sharding es el proceso de dividir una red global en partes de una red local. Cada red local se hace cargo de un consenso de dos tercios para que una transacción en particular se verifique en la red local para luego transmitirse a la red global.
Esto es uno de los métodos en el que las compañías de blockchain están trabajando muy fuertemente, Pundi X es una de ellas ya que uno de los problemas actuales es que si una blockchain actualmente tiene 21 nodos (por ejemplo) y tarda un segundo para confirmar una transacción, en el momento en el que tenga 210 nodos, tardará 10 segundos en verificar por consenso esa transacción.
Por lo tanto, Pundi X pretende convertir en un nodo cada XPOS que distribuya, de esa forma con el Sharding, conseguiría tener una blockchain con 100.000 nodos, que mediante el sharding conseguiría una velocidad de TPS envidiable.
Escalabilidad x10
Cuanto mayor escalabilidad, más negocios se pueden tener. En blockchain eso está más patente que nunca, en este caso dependemos del código y de los nodos. Actualmente Ethereum es la blockchain con mayor número de nodos, pero quizás no por mucho tiempo. PundiX tiene como objetivo implementar 100.000 XPOS en todo el mundo que actuarían como nodos de la red de PundiX, eso en tres años.
Consenso x10
Muchas veces llegar a un consenso es un gran problema, como en la vida, cuanto más grande es la población más lento es llegar al consenso. Si un pequeño grupo puede decidir por el grupo mayor en un parlamento, el consenso se puede acelerar, ¿pero de qué manera sabemos que hemos elegido bien al grupo que nos gobierna?
PundiX propone que de sus 100.000 XPOS se elijan aleatoriamente el 1% de los nodos para tomar una decisión, pero señala la necesidad de que los nodos no sean de una misma región, ya que eso haría que el consenso no fuese del todo efectivo. Si cumple con su objetivo de distribuir sus XPOS por todo el mundo conseguirá aumentar la velocidad del consenso a la vez que garantiza su descentralización.
Apertura x10
La Blockchain de Pundi X se está construyendo para que todas las blockchains públicas puedan trabajar en ella. Pretenden que desarrolladores puedan crear dAps que se incluirían en la blockchain de Pundi X, los minoristas de XPOS podrán descargar actualizaciones y expandir su oferta a los consumidores, o incluso se podrán desarrollar Smart contracts que permitan una conexión total entre usuarios de Pundi X y emisarios.
Los desarrolladores especializados en Android podrán desarrollar aplicaciones en f (x) y por ende en el XPOS, de la misma manera que lo hacen con las apps para Android. Habrá una DApp store que permitirá cargar aplicaciones desarrolladas para el XPOS e instalarla en el dispositivo del comerciante, como si de un Smartphone se tratara. El XPOS además servirá de nodo neutral para que otras blockchains puedan desplegar aplicaciones propias.
¿Qué es el XPOS?
El XPOS es la joya de la corona de Pundi X, sin duda es la pieza con la que pretenden revolucionar la revolución que supone para el mundo la tecnología Blockchain. Este aparato, que recuerda por su forma a un datafono permite que la interacción con las criptomonedas sea algo sencillo para el usuario ya que podrá pagar con tarjeta de crédito, con XPASS, con Apps para adquirir criptomonedas o incluso usar estas últimas para intercambiarlas por bienes y servicios.
La implementación de este dispositivo no es meramente comercial, ya que cada uno representará un nodo en la futura blockchain de Pundi X, por lo tanto, son una pieza clave para el éxito de este ambicioso proyecto.
El Pundi X XPOS soporta pagos desde monederos de criptomonedas o de métodos tradicionales como pueden ser Visa, ApplePay etc… De esa manera el comerciante puede tener en un sólo dispositivo todos los métodos de pago que acepte en su tienda. El comerciante también puede recibir beneficios de los anuncios que se pongan en la pantalla del XPOS, estos anuncios se pagarán con NPXS.De una manera sencilla el XPOS ayuda a los comerciantes a facilitar las operaciones de compra venta de Bitcoin, ETH, XEM, QTUM, ACT, NEM, VERGE, BNB y muchos más, ya que incluso se permite el listado de monedas locales siempre que tengan al menos 5.000 usuarios.
Además de esto, el XPOS permite comprobar las transacciones con criptomonedas, las membresías Premium de la tienda, controlar el inventario, controlar los pedidos etc…
Cuando el empleado va a hacer una transacción, como por ejemplo comprar Bitcoin, el usuario ve en la pantalla el precio en moneda local, entonces escanean el código QR con sus monederos y completan la transacción de manera inmediata.Una vez hecha la transacción de manera satisfactoria, el XPOS imprime un recibo para el cliente y el comerciante, como los datafonos tradicionales. En este recibo también se podrían emplazar anuncios, por los que el comerciante recibiría también una comisión.
Hay que destacar que los puntos de ventas convencionales suelen cubrir una gama de funcionalidades, como puede ser una caja registradora, un datafono de tarjetas de crédito o un software para gestionar el inventario. El XPOS de PundiX es capaz de hacer todo eso y aceptar y procesar criptomonedas, de esa manera enriquece la experiencia minorista tanto para comerciantes como para clientes.

Especificaciones técnicas
El XPOS combina lectores de tarjetas múltiples, estándares de encriptación y funciones de casa de cambio de criptomonedas. Todo ello lo consigue además con un dispositivo ligero que se adapta fácilmente a la mano del usuario.
El XPOS tiene una pantalla de 5,5” de alta resolución y un teclado táctil, con la batería puesta el dispositivo pesa 450g, con unas medidas de 210 x 75 61 mm, consiguiendo reducir muy notoriamente el espacio que ocupan los cajeros de bitcoin habituales, facilitando así su distribución en cualquier tipo de proyecto.
Batería: el dispositivo XPOS es alimentado por una batería desmontablede polímero de iones de litio con una capacidad de 4000mAh (salida de 3.8V), equipada con un cable de carga microUSB y una fuente de alimentación externa, así como una batería de celda de botón de respaldo. La batería y el estado de carga están convenientemente indicados por luces LED.
El software que usa el XPOS de Pundi X está basado en Androidañadiendo una capa extra de seguridad, diseñada para admitir tanto apps sobre blockchain como para admitir monederos de criptomonedas o realizar conexiones continuas con casas de cambio seguras.
El hardware del dispositivo incluye un procesador ARM COrtex MTK8735 de cuatro núcleos (1,3GHz), 1 Gb de RAM, ROM 8G y un módulo dedicado de CPU de seguridad, (Megahunt Micro 1901C). El XPOS viene con una variante de ROM2Gb (RAM) + 16Gb. La capacidad de almacenamiento del dispositivo es de 4,11GB
Lectores de tarjeta, bandas magnéticas y lectores Contact-Less
Pundi X ofrece una gran variedad de hardware compatible que incluye un lector de bandas magnéticas, lectores IC de contacto y sin contacto, lector PSAM, Lector SIM/UID y un lector TF.
Además de esos lectores está equipado con una cámara trasera AF de 5MP con flash que permite escanear códigos de barras o QR, tomar fotos para el registro KYC al activar la tarjeta criptográfica, una impresora térmica para imprimir los recibos, puertos de E/S y micrófono y altavoz integrados.
Gestión segura de claves y protocolos de encriptación
La compatibilidad del XPOS es global, se puede usar por todo el globo terráqueo. Las bandas anchas que pueden usarse incluyen FDD-LTE (B1 \ B2 \ B3 \ B5 \ B7 \ B8 \ B20 \ B28), b (B40 \ B41), WCDMA (B1 \ B2 \ B5 \ B8) y GSM (cuadrante banda). También viene con Wi-Fi de doble banda, Bluetooth y GPS incorporado.
La CPU y su área circundante se diseñaron minuciosamente y se han ubicado en un segmento protegido. Cualquier intento de abrir el componente protegido activará la alerta de seguridad y eliminará los datos confidenciales.
El XPOS tiene un diseño de CPU especial para almacenar la clave pública encriptada y proporciona la seguridad física. Tanto el número de identificación único de la CPU como una clave cifrada generada al azar protegen los datos FLASH y la clave pública encriptada, asegurando que los datos subyacentes de XPOS y BOOT, KERNEL sean seguros.
Desde los niveles BOOT, KERNEL, SYSTEM y APK, la verificación de la firma se realiza capa por capa. Solo APK legítimos se pueden instalar en el sistema. Para actualizar la capa subyacente hasta la capa superior, el sistema debe verificar y validar la firma, de lo contrario, las aplicaciones no se pueden instalar en el XPOS.
El lector de banda magnética está diseñado para evitar la extracción o colocación de detectores. Si se detecta dicha acción, activará una alerta de seguridad y eliminará los datos confidenciales.
Precio y distribución del dispositivo
El precio del dispositivo ronda los 300$ si se compran franjas de 1 a 10 dispositivos, en caso de pedidos mayores va descendiendo su precio. El pago de los 300$ se debe hacer en NPXS, tomando el valor del momento de la compra, parte de esos fondos son la garantía de funcionamiento del XPOS ya que es Pundi X siempre la propietaria del dispositivo y la encargada de repararlo o sustituirlo en caso de avería.

Aunque cada dispositivo vendrá con 10 tarjetas, es posible comprar lotes por separado incluso tu como usuario pedir tu propia tarjeta. Una de las características más interesantes es que si un comerciante hace un pedido medio tendrá la posibilidad de personalizar sus tarjetas con su logotipo e incluso el nombre de su cliente.

El plan de distribución de Pundi X es el de conseguir colocar 100.000 dispositivos como mínimo en tres años, viendo la gran demanda de soluciones como la suya, seguramente esa cifra se pueda quedar corta, en Julio del 2018 se inició la distribución de 5.000 dispositivos a los inversores de la ICO y socios estratégicos y en Agosto del 2017 se abrió la posibilidad de realizar un pedido de otros 5.000 dispositivos, en esta ocasión abiertos a todo el mundo.
Comisiones y beneficios para Pundi X y el comerciante
El comerciante que emplea el XPOS obtiene beneficios de diferentes fuentes:
Obtiene un 1% extra sobre el precio como comisión (Se puede configurar desde un 0% a un 3%, aunque Pundi X recomienda usar el 1%)
Puede vender Criptomonedas aplicando de nuevo esa tarifa del 1%
Puede vender las tarjetas XPASS
Puede configurar su inventario, programas de lealtad, anuncios o imprimir recibos inteligentes
Recibir ingresos por publicidad mostrada en sus recibos o dispositivos
Puede aceptar criptomonedas como medio de pago, recibiendo otra vez el 1% de comisión
Por supuesto, será un pionero en tender un puente entre el usuario medio y el criptomundo.
El 100% de los ingreses que genere Pundi X a través de las transacciones en el XPOS se quemarán automáticamente del circulante de NPXS, eso quiere decir que si en una transacción, Pundi X gana 1$ de comisión, se eliminará automáticamente y de forma permanente el equivalente a 1$ en NPXS de ese momento.
El plan de distribución de Pundi X es el de conseguir colocar 100.000 dispositivos como mínimo en tres años.CLIC PARA TUITEAR
Si la operación se ha realizado con tokens de Pundi X, la comisión se retirará automáticamente del circulante, en caso de que la transacción se haya hecho con otra criptomoneda o incluso con FIAT, se realizará una recompra de la comisión que acto seguido se quemará del circulante total. En el caso de que se haga un pago en FIAT incluyendo pagos con tarjetas Visa o Mastercard se quemarán de la misma forma tokens NPXS.
Imagina entonces que un usuario compra un valor de 1.000€ en criptomonedas a un comerciante, y lo hace además usando la tarjeta XPASS. El cargo total que pagará el usuario será de 1.010€, es decir, 1.000€ por el valor de las criptomonedas y 10€ de la comisión del servicio. De estos 10€ se pagan 3,5€ a Pundi X y 6,5€ al comerciante por proporcionar el servicio de XPOS y XPASS.
Si en un mismo caso el usuario no emplea una tarjeta XPASS de Pundi X y emplea una tarjeta de un Partner de Pundi X o del comerciante, la comisión se repartiría en un 65% para el comerciante, un 5% para Pundi X y un 30% para el Partner emisor de la tarjeta.

Cuando estábamos ideando Bitcobie no conocíamos un proyecto como PundiX, si lo hubiésemos hecho, seguramente la primera guía que hubiésemos escrito hubiese sido esta y no la de Bitcoin. No por desmerecer a la reina de las criptomonedas, ni mucho menos. Lo hubiésemos hecho porque PundiX puede convertirse en la pieza clave de la adopción mundial de la tecnología blockchain.
Su solución facilita la vida al usuario y facilita la vida al comerciante, de hecho, la posibilidad de concentrar en el XPOS todo lo que necesita un comercio para funcionar hace que su atractivo se multiplique por 10.
Por no decir que la relación de PundiX con su comunidad es de las más cercanas que hemos podido ver, cosa que se agradece. El equipo muestra una transparencia total y es de los equipos más activos que existen en el panorama cripto.
La noticia de su propia blockchain que a la vez dará servicio a otras blockchain es una muestra más de que PundiX se quiere convertir en una piedra angular para todo el mundo. El convertir los XPOS en nodos es una auténtica jugada maestra que dotará a PundiX de la posibilidad real de mejorar la velocidad de transacciones soportada por un gigante como VISA.
Como en todo en este mundo hay que ser prudentes y ver la blockchain de PundiX en funcionamiento, pero si funciona igual de ligera y eficaz que su XPOS sin duda estamos ante uno de los proyectos más prometedores que se pueden encontrar hoy en día en el criptomundo (Sin contar que es de los pocos que ya tienen un producto en la calle funcionando, no solamente un MVP o una idea).
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What is Finatch?

ABOUT FINATCH Finatch is a private Blockchain Technology Company which aim's at revolutrionizing the Blockchain Technology industry.
Looking at the lack of stable, fast and reliable decentralized crypto exchanges which causes inconviniences to crypto traders in the space. We have come up with the solution to the problems faced by decentralized exchanges.
There are basically two different types of exchanges: Centralized and Decentralized exchanges. We will focus on the Deentralized exchange system. We have a strong belief that Decentralized based crypto exchanges will be bigger than Centralized based crypto exchanges in the nearest future, because Blockchain is all about Decentralization.
They will play an evermore role in the world of finance, and we call this FINATCH EXCHANGE. FINATCH EXCHANGE Finatch Exchange is a Decntralized crypto exchange, which is run and powered by the Finatch Smart Contract Blockchain. Problems Poor technical architecture in Decentralized exchanges There are a good number of exchanges set up by professionals who have little or no experience in finance or in operating an exchange. They often take the easiest route to get the system up and running. While this may work well in the beginning, as traffic grows, the system will not be able to handle the increased load. Exchange systems need to be engineered from the ground up with security, efficiency, speed, and scalability in mind. This often slows down the initial development, but is critical for long-term success.
Our team has decades of combined experience building and maintaining world class financial systems that shape the economy. We understand how these systems are built from the ground up. Slow Smart Contract confirmation time Deployment of Smart contract on the blockchain takes time and causes inconveniences becauses of the poorly built blockchain, this results in a bad user experience in decentralized crypto exchanges.
Our team has designed a new and capable type of Blockchain that speeds up confirmation time for smart contratcts, making the platform user friendly and smooth. Insecured Platform There are hundreds of exchanges that went down due to being hacked.
Finatch is built to top notch quality, audited, and penetration tested. We have experience building financial systems to the highest security standards and strive to ensure security first. Poor market liquidity Professional traders and normal users are significantly affected by this. Having a shallow orderbook means high slippage when trading, which is very expensive for traders.
Finatch’s team have been in both the finance and crypto industry for many years. The team has worked on and operated a number of exchanges, and have accumulated a large network of partners in this space. These partners will be key in bootstrapping the exchange. Poor customer service Traders are a different breed when it comes to users. Understanding the trader mentality is vital for running a successful exchange. Money is literally on-the-line. Many exchange service trades as if they were running a social media site. A 3-second delay in seeing your friends’ status update would hardly be noticed, but on an exchange, the same would be unacceptable, resulting in a torrent of user complaints.
In additional to the technology stack, Finatch is built with service in mind. Finatch shares and supports responsibilities across the entire staff and company. When a trader has a problem, they get an answer directly from someone who knows the system and not someone reading from a script. Limited access to decentralized services There are few existing decentralized exchanges with close to good user interface and lacks quick and reasonable smart contract transaction fees, causing slow platorm functioning.
Our team has designed a new and capable type of Blockchain that speeds up confirmation time for smart contratcts, making the platform user friendly and smooth. Poor internationalization and language support Blockchains have no borders. Most exchanges focus only on one language or one country.
Our international multi-lingual team has extensive working experience in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and we are able to smoothly support the global market. Lack of transparency All trading activities should be decentralized and open to the general public to insure trust and transparency in trades. Centralized crypto exchanges lack this quality.
Finatch runs on a Decentralized crypto platform where all trading activities are transparent.
Finatch is a Crypto Decentralized crypto exchange that has the feel and look of Centralized Crypto exchange but with more convinience And extra Blockchain Security Layer. An Exchange where you own your private keys.
Finatch exchange is a huge decentralized trading exchange platform equipped with various sub-platform, trading tools and secure decentralized wallet.
Finatch exchange consists of various sub platforms to choose from, this changes the trading experience namely: 1. Binary Platform: Fin vault platform, FinBox platform 2. Finatch trading tools: Finatch exchange have the best trading tools ready for traders on all our trading platform, taking trading experience to the next level. You can choose from our multiple trading tools the one that suits your trading skills. 3.Andriod and iOs Mobile Trading Application. MATCHING ENGINE With our Unique Smart Contract Blockchain Our matching engine is capable of sustaining 1,500,000 orders / second, making Finatch one of the fastest exchanges in the market today. You can be certain, on our exchange, that your orders will never be stuck due to the matching engine being overwhelmed.
FEATURE ROLLOUT We will roll out the platform in roughly the following order: Decentralized (on-chain) exchange Spot trading Margin trading Futures Anonymous instant exchange and more... COINS Finatch will support trading pairs in the following coins: BTC ETH LTC BCH FIN (Finatch Coin) More coins will be added over time. We generally will only add coins that have strong credibility, user base, and liquidity. If you have a coin that you wish to be listed on Finatch later. DEVICE COVRAGE We will provide cross-platform trading clients for: Web-based decentralized trading client Android native client iOS native client (pending App Store review) Mobile HTML5 client (including WeChat H5 client) PC (Windows) native client REST API MULTILINGUAL SUPPORT We will support English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean on all of our user interfaces. (The very initial release will be in English only.) More languages will be added over time.
FINATCH COIN We will build our own Blockchain based Crypto coin, called the Finatch Coin. The Finatch Coin Total Supply is capped at 952.5M, but a strict pre mine of 200M FIN will be mined during the genesis Block. FIN Coin will run on the Finatch Blockchain. Percentage (%) Amount (FIN) Participant 25% 50,000,000 Airdrop&Bounty Programs 25% 50,000,000 Project Development 40% 80,000,000 Founding Team 10% 20,000,000 Angel Investors No ICO or Pre-ICO will take place. 50% of pre-mined Coins will be distributed to the general Public Via Airdrop stages and Bounty Programs. FIN VALUE AND REPURCHASING PLAN You can use FIN to pay for any fees on our platform, inculding but not limited to: Exchange fees Withdraw fees Listing fees Any other fee
When you use FIN to pay for fees, you will receive a significant discount: 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year 5th year Discount Rate 60% 30% 12.5% 6.75%5 no discount
REPURCHASING PLAN Every quater, we will use 15% of our profits to buy back the pre-mined FIN coin and Burn them, until we buy up 50% of the pre-mined FIN coin during genesis block (100M) back. All buy back transactions will be annouced on the blockchain. FUNDS USAGE
35% of the funds will be used to build the Finatch platform and perform upgrades to the system, which inculdes team recruiting, training, and the development budget. 50% will be used for Finatch branding and marketing, including continuous promotion and education of Finatch and Blockchain innovations in industry mediums. A sufficient budget for various advertisment activities, to help Finatch become popular among investors, and to attract active users to the platform. 15% will be kept in reserve to cope with any emergency or unexpected situation that might come up. FINATCH BLOCKCHAIN Finatch Blockchain is a powerful unique blockchain built to solve the problems of long confirmation times and high transaction fees on smart contract Blockchains.
We also solve the scalablity problem with block size, by increasing the block size limit to 1GB. Finatch Blockchain can handle more than 100,000,000 tranactions per second, with as little to as low as $0.001 tranaction fee, making our blockchain the most convinent and reliable blockchain in exixtence.
Our Blockchain runs on Scrypt PoW/PoS and Fault Tolorence Algorithms, making it one the most secure blockchains. You can deploy smart contracts, decentralized applications and create your own (FRC Tokens) on our blockchain.
BUILD DECENTRALIZED APPLICATIONS Combining a modified Bitcoin Core infrastructure with an intercompatible version of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), Finatch Blockchain merges the reliability of Bitcoin’s unfailing blockchain with the endless possibilities provided by smart contracts.
Designed with stability, modularity and interoperability in mind, Finatch Blockchain is the foremost toolkit for building trusted decentralized applications, suited for real-world, business oriented use cases. Its hybrid nature, in combination with a PoS/PoW consensus protocol, allows Finatch Blockchain applications to be compatible with major blockchain ecosystems, while providing native support for mobile devices and IoT appliances.
DEPLOY DECENTRALIZED SMART CONTRACTS Finatch makes it easier than ever for established sectors and legacy institutions to interface with blockchain technology. Create your own tokens, automate supply chain management and engage in self-executing agreements in a standardized environment, verified and tested for stability.
SMART CONTRACT LIFE CYCLE MANAGMENT Finatch, in cooperation with its academic partners, develops tools and methods to standardize the workflow for business smart contract development. This includes the formally verifiable translation of human-readable agreements to machine smart contracts, and the error-resilient specification of their elements, terms and conditions.
SETTING INDUSTRY STANDARDS Cooperating with a series of partners and third parties, Finatch aims to establish a smart contract hub, offering secure and thoroughly tested contract templates, tailor fitted for a multitude of industries and use cases, such as supply chain management, telecommunications, IoT, social networking, Crypto exchanges and many more. ABOUT FIN COIN FIN Coin is a decentralised Cryptocurrency based on Finatch. It is the local based Cryptocurrency of Finatch Blockchain. FIN Coins are cryptographic software tokens used to engage with distributed applications (DApps) and smart contracts on the Finatch Platform. FIN Coins will serve as the staking currency of the Finatch blockchain and fuel computational operations performed by the Finatch network.
SPECIFICATION Total Pre-Mined Supply: 200,000,000 Block Target: 3-15 seconds Stake Return: ~5 FIN Coin Algorithm: Scrypt PoW/PoS and FT The FINATCH Foundation: Governance Structure The development and maintenance of the FINATCH Blockchain, as well as all services provided by FINATCH, are directed and supervised by the FINATCH Foundation - a non-profit organization, representing FINATCH’s stake and token holders as elaborated below.
In order to avoid the inefficient conduct, open source and blockchain projects often suffer from, and to ensure a coherent and standardized implementation of the FINATCH blockchain, the FINATCH Foundation was established under the guidance and support of FINATCH Inc. The Foundation will oversee the development of the FINATCH Blockchain, advocate governance transparency, and promote the safety and harmony of the open source ecosystem.
The design of the Foundation’s governance structure mainly considers sustainability, management effectiveness, and fund-raising security in the open source community. The Foundation consists of various committees, such as Executive Judgment, Code Review, Finance & HR, as well as Marketing & PR. The different committees work in cooperation to manage FINATCH’s daily operations and special occasions with detailed operational procedures and rules.
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Decentralized Governance Protocol The Decentralized Governance Protocol (DGP) is designed so that individual blockchain parameters can be modified through a specially designed smart contract on the blockchain. Most importantly, this technology allows these blockchain parameters to be changed without any disruption to the ecosystem. After a setting change, no new software must be downloaded by users, and no intervention is needed from stakers, miners and node operators.
The way the DGP works is relatively straightforward. First, a governing party for the DGP makes a proposal to change a parameter. Afterward, all the governing parties for the DGP can vote on the proposal, and if it receives enough approval votes, then the parameter change proposal becomes active. The proposal data is then placed in a standardized format and a particular storage space so that the blockchain software can easily access it without needing to execute the DGP contract directly.
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The FINATCH Foundation will list the total assets that it holds including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Legal Tender, and FIN COINS. The Foundation will also seek complementary services to aid our efforts in transparency and professionalism with a professional auditing firm, legal team and a professional digital asset management solution. We hope this will help promote the healthy development of the FINATCH Project and serve as a model for other projects. The content will be made public to the community on the Website
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