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Zap Protocol FAQ

Zap FAQ!
Q: Where Can I find a roadmap?
A: An updated Road-Map is in development right now and will be released with the new web design.
Q: Who is in the ZAP team?
A: Admin please fill in
Q: Is there a progress report?
A: There are monthly updates from the Zap team on their official medium channel
Q: Is there a ZAP wallet?
A: ZAP is a ERC20 token and you can store it on any compatible wallets
What is the Zap Protocol
The Zap Protocol is a decentralized bonding curve curation market providing access to data providers and other services through algorithmic token generation.
The protocol provides developers numerous templates to easily build their decentralized applications (dapps). As well, oracles listed on the market can provide the valuable data needed for dapps either built on the Zap protocol or on another blockchain ecosystem to function.
What’s an Oracle?
An oracle is the means by which off-chain information can be fed into a smart contract or another decentralized application. They are a necessity for the functionality of decentralized products which are dependent on off-chain data. Oracles are capable of actuating autonomous economic activity on the blockchain.
What’s the Oracle Problem?
The greatest issue holding back the adoption and scalability of smart contracts has been the lack of choice and availability of relevant oracles for real-world data feeds. This has been called the “oracle problem” as this lack of choice in data leaves smart contracts vulnerable to malicious attacks by bad actors who would benefit by feeding false information into a smart contract.
What’s the Solution?
While many have attempted to create a ‘more perfect oracle,’ Zap created a decentralized marketplace to encourage the creation of new oracles and the curation of existing ones. Using a multi-party oracle, developers can aggregate data from multiple sources in order to ensure any bad actors / bad data are algorithmically eliminated as outliers. As well, the utility of bonding curve technology provides the decentralized world an indicator as to how valuable the oracle is (more on this below).
Ultimately, Zap is not in competition with existing oracles but rather provides a protocol where oracles such as these can exist and compete for subscribers. This approach offers the choice and trust needed to advance the adoption of smart contracts and decentralized applications. A competitive marketplace of oracles that are both useful for subscribers and profitable for service (data) providers is the best approach to this problem.
What is a Bonding Curve?
A bonding curve is a smart contract which acts as an algorithmic market maker offering full liquidity based on a predetermined and immutable pricing structure. In fact, the Zap protocol is credited with coining the term “bonding curve.”
The price is determined by how much Zap is staked in the contract. Anytime someone bonds, they lock their Zap and receive a secondary token redeemable for the service or product provided. As well, the secondary token can be sold back at the contract for the price determined by the smart contract based on the amount of pooled Zap. Once redeemed or sold back to the contract, the secondary token is burned and the price will adjust as such. If the secondary token is redeemed the service provider receives a payment of Zap from the Smart Contract and the secondary token is burned. If the secondary token is traded back to the smart contract, the service subscriber will receive Zap and the secondary token will be burned. The cost of the service can be greater than or less than when you originally bonded to the bonding curve.
This following is a simple example of a x2 bonding curve.
What’s Bonding?
In order to interact with a specific oracle using the Zap Protocol, you must first bond Zap tokens to that oracle, locking that Zap in a pool and producing a number of secondary tokens dependent on the predetermined algorithmic price at any given time. In the specific case of data, the templates for developers produce an oracle-specific token which is non-transferable, non-divisible, and worth one query of data. Other use-cases allow you to trade the secondary ERC20 token outside the bonding curve smart contract which issued it and trade on other exchanges or use the token outside the Zap protocol.
An oracle’s creator sets the supply/price function which then gives users the ability to discover and gravitate towards bonding variables that incentivize truth and profit. As more users bond Zap to a specific oracle, the price of that individual oracle’s secondary token will follow its predetermined pricing curve. This is a distributed form of reputation which is part of the way the Zap protocol solves the oracle problem, as described above.
What’s Unbonding?
Users can, at any time, redeem their secondary token for the product or service being provided or trade it back to the bonding curve smart contract for Zap at the current exchange rate. Both of these scenarios are called unbonding. This technology, moreover, rewards early adopters of valuable oracles as they can now redeem the service bought at a lower price than what others pay or can trade the secondary token back to the smart contract bonding curve for more Zap than was originally bonded.
Bring it all together
In short, the Zap/secondary token bonding curve mechanism is designed to attract users to the protocol by incentivizing service providers to populate an emerging ecosystem with new oracles, incentivizing speculators to fund oracles they predict will be useful in the future, and ultimately curating a rich and dynamic field of oracles along with decentralized applications for subscribers to choose from.
The bonding curve acts as a decentralized exchange with full liquidity as the price is preset and determined by the amount of Zap bonded to the contract. The bonding curve smart contract is the algorithmic market maker which facilitates any of the trades or redeeming of services.
Not only does this solve the oracle problem, but it also offers the emerging web3 world a protocol that it can build and grow on. For example, the world is pushing for the tokenization of everything and yet, this is not possible when centralized exchanges ask for exorbitant listing fees / volume requirements and current decentralized exchanges lack liquidity on traditional buy/sell order books. As well, many tokenized assets might only have a handful of non-fungible tokens created making it that much more difficult to find or establish a market.
Due to the bonding curve, however, the Zap protocol offers a fully liquid decentralized exchange in which the world can instantly buy, sell, and redeem products and services in a peer-to-peer network.
What are some use cases?
Here is a few of the use cases possible using the Zap protocol:
What are some partnerships?
As of July 2020, Zap has officially announced partnerships with the following companies and projects:
Many are in the works and in the process of becoming official. Check back for an updated list.
What Blockchain does Zap Operate on
The protocol was first developed on the ethereum blockchain but has since been expanded to work with the EOS blockchain as well. We continue to explore additional blockchains in which to provide compatibility with the Zap protocol.
How is Zap different from other projects?
While we do not like to compare ourselves directly to any other projects, we can speak to who we are. We built a fully decentralized and permissionless protocol which we believe will lead to the “killer Dapp” as it offers so much versatility in its utilization of oracles, bonding curves, and smart contract templates.
Where can I keep up to date with the project?
Twitter: @ZapProtocol
Facebook: @ZapProtocol
Discord: discord.gg/pvHzemX
Telegram: t.me/ZapOracles
Medium: The Zap Project
LinkedIn: Zap
GitHub: The Zap Project
How do I access the Zap protocol?
You can access through the following portal link: Platform Portal
What is the difference between chainlink & zap?
Zap's token has utility unlike chainlink. Zap is an ecosystem for companies, retailers, artists or just normal citizens to create tokens & oracles. These can be made in a couple of minutes. You can instantly sell them through their decentralized exchange. Each token or oracle is based on a predefined pricing curve named Bonding Curve. When creating your token/oracle you set your own pricing curve, just drag n drop. Your token/oracle starts with 0 supply. When someone buys supply gets created and price moves along your price function. When someone sells, supply gets burned and price move lower along the pricing curve. This mechanism eliminates market makers & the need for liquidity. Which are both a huge problem in the markets right now! The advantage for holding zap now is when people start using the platform the value of zap will rise due to adoption of the ecosystem. To create, use & trade these tokens & oracles people have to buy zap. When you exchange your zap for a particular token/oracle your zap will be sent to a pool. This could lead to an even lower circulating supply which can boost the price even more. Price will move up due to adoption/usage of the infrastructure & not because of price speculation like Link and 90% of all other tokens. The oracles via zap can be implemented in smart contracts & dapps. You will be able to trade data like you're trading cryptocurrencies right now. I could go on and on, with zap there are unlimited possibilities. [Written by Ben Gravis]
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Investment Thesis: Why investing in POW.TO (Power Corporation of Canada) now is an investment in a future high market cap Wealthsimple IPO

I have seen some posts here wondering about the wisdom of investing in Wealthsimple's parent company, Power Corporation of Canada (POW.TO). I decided to look more into this, decided to post my investment thesis and research on why I, long-term, I have a very bullish view on Wealthsimple (and by extension POW.TO), and why I think this is equal to being an early stage investor in a Wealthsimple IPO.

Overview

Current Products

Investment Rounds

WS has had many successful rounds of funding and a vote of confidence from both its parent POW.TO and other multinationals investing in fintech.

Growth

WS has been extremely aggressive in targeting growth areas. Wealthsimple’s CEO Mike Katchen has said he wants to position the company as a “full-stack” financial services company. Here are some of their current expansion areas:

People

WS is run by young guys who have big ambitions and plans for the company. Sometimes there are CEOs with the intangibles that can really drive a company's growth, and from what I can glean, I think the company has a lot of potential here in terms of vision by its leaders. You can read more about the founders here
Quote sfrom CEO: Michael Katchen
On being laughed out of the boardroom when he proposed his idea for Wealthsimple:
Within the last month, Wealthsimple has also opened an office in London. Katchen said a push into the European market is “possible” as its “ambitions are global,” but right now the Canadian and U.S. markets are “a lot to chew.” It is a far cry from the company’s early days: Katchen said he was “laughed out of the boardroom” for laying out a global vision for Wealthsimple at a time when they had just $1.9-million in funding and 20 users***.***“It’s a very personal mission of mine since I moved back from California, to inspire more Canadian companies to think big and to think internationally about the businesses that they’re building,” he said. (reference)
On Wealthsimple's growth in the next 10-15 years:
Wealthsimple has more than $5 billion in assets under management and 175,000 customers in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. He sees that reaching $1 trillion 15 years. “We’re just getting started,” he said. “Our plans are to get to millions of clients in the next five years.” (reference)

Brand Value and Design

Out of all the financial services company in Canada, WS probably has the most cohesive and smart design concept across its platforms and products. I see the value in Wealthsimple in not just the assets they have under management, but also the value of the brand itself. I mean, what kind of financial services company makes a blog post about their branding colour scheme and font choices? Also see: Wealthsimple’s advertisement earlier this year capturing 4 million views on Youtube.
There also seems to be very strong brand awareness and brand loyalty amongst its users. I think a lot of users find WS refreshing as a financial services company because they cut through the "bullshit" and legalese, and try to simply things for the consumer. They also have their own in house team of designers and creative directors to do branding, design, and advertising, and this kind of vertical integration is generally unheard of in the financial services industry (reference).

Potential IPO?

Interestingly, the CEO’s ultimate goal is to take the company public. Therefore, I see an investment in POW.TO as being an early stage pre-IPO investor in WS (reference).
The goal is to get Wealthsimple to the size and scale to go public, something that Katchen said he’s “obsessed with.” While admitting that an IPO was still a few years down the road, Katchen already has a target of $20 billion in assets under administration (AUA) as the tipping point (the company recently announced $4.3 billion in AUA as of Q1 2019) (reference)

Future Potential

Ultimately, my sense is that a spun-out Wealthsimple IPO eventually be worth a lot, perhaps even more than POW.TO at some point. Obviously the company is losing money right now, and no where even close to an IPO, and there are still many chances that this company could flop. The best analogy that I can think of is when Yahoo bought an early stake in Alibaba (BABA) back in the early 2000s, and there came a point where their stake in BABA was worth more than Yahoo’s core business. I think an investment in POW.TO now is an early investment in WS before it goes public. (reference)

Risks

The X Factor

What I find particularly compelling about WS is they have aggressively positioned themselves to be a disruptor in the Canadian financial services industry. This is an area that has traditionally been thought to be a firewall for the Big Five Banks. There is also a generational gap in investing approaches, knowledge, and strategy, and I think WS has positioned itself nicely with first-time investors. My sense is that COVID-19 has also captured a huge amount of young adults with its trading app in the last few months, who will continue to use Wealthsimple products in the future. The average age of its user is around 34. As younger individuals are more comfortable with moving away traditional banking products, I think Wealthsimple’s product offering offers significant advantages over its competitors.

Power Corp is a Good Home

Currently POW.TO is trading at $26.30, down from its 52-week high of $35.15. I see an investment in POW.TO now as fairly low risk, and while WS grows, and there is also the added benefit of a high dividend stock. One of the most confusing things I found about Power Corp was its confusing corporate structure where there were two stocks, Power Financial Corp, and Power Corp of Canada. Fortunately, in Dec 2019, they simplified and consolidated the stocks, which also simplifies the holding structure of WS. I currently see POW.TO has a good stock to hold as well if you're a dividend holder, with a dividend of 6.86%.
Also, POW.TO is patient enough to bide its time and let its investment in WS grow, unlike a VC that might want to sell it quick. For example, the reason why WS went with POW.TO instead of the traditional VC route is explained here:
Katchen has directly addressed the question of why he did not go the traditional VC route recently, saying: If you are a business that requires perhaps decades to achieve the vision you have, well, if you’re not going to be able to generate the kind of returns that venture needs is they will force you to sell yourself, they will force you to go public before you’re ready, or they will just forget about you because you’re going to be a write off. And so Katchen essentially flipped Wealthsimple to Power Financial. Power is well known as a conservative, patient, long-term investor. (https://opmwars.substack.com/p/the-wealthsimple-founders-before)
My belief is there is a huge unrecognized potential in POW.TO's massive ownership stake in WS that will be realized maybe 5-10 years down the road. I didn't really dive into the financials of POW.TO in relation to WS's performance, because the earnings reports do no actually say much about WS. I'm aware of the main criticisms that POW.TO is a mature company and dividend stock that has been trading sideways for many years, and the fact that WS is currently not a profitable company. I am not a professional investor, and this is just my amateur research, so I certainly welcome any comments/criticism of this thesis that people on this subreddit might have! (Please be gentle on me!).

Other Readings

- https://betakit.com/wealthsimple-raises-100-million-from-allianz-x-to-build-a-full-stack-financial-service/
- https://betakit.com/power-financial-claims-89-percent-stake-in-wealthsimple-following-new-30-million-investment/
- https://www.powercorporation.com/media/uploads/reports/quartepcc-2020-q2-eng_3KVPXLd.pdf

Edit: Thanks to all for the thoughtful comments about POW's size and other holdings relative to WS, and that WS is basically a tiny, tiny portion of POW.TO. Again, I am just an amateur investor, appreciate we can discuss these points on this forum! And fair point is taken that WS's margins are also razor thin right now. I guess I am buying more into the CEO's vision of growth (see this video about his confidence about getting to $1 trillion AUM (!) in the next 8 years), rather than the current financial status or size of the company. Call me delusional if you will :P.
In any case, glad that I was able to flush out these thoughts with the CanadianInvestor community! I do wonder if WS's expansion into a broad-based financial services company (into mortgages, credit lines, and life insurance) might increase their profitability and size over time. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/wealthsimple-targets-canada-s-richest-with-grayhawk-partnership-1.1301993
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Key Things to Consider When Choosing a Crypto Coin

Key Things to Consider When Choosing a Crypto Coin
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📌 The main factors affecting the value and value of coins:
🔸 Cryptocurrency emission;
🔸 In addition to emissions, the number of coins in circulation also affects the cryptocurrency rate. The more they are, the greater pressure on the value of the asset, theoretically, can be exerted;
🔸 Capitalization is another significant factor. It is determined by multiplying the cryptocurrency price by the number of coins issued;
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APIs offered by brokers and data platforms

I’ve been looking for a broker that has an API for index futures and ideally also futures options. I’m looking to use the API to build a customized view of my risk based on balances, positions, and market conditions.
Searching the algotrading sub I found many API-related posts, but then when I actually read them and their comments, I found they’re often lacking in real substance. It turns out many brokers or data services that have APIs don’t actually support index futures and options via the API, and instead they focus on equities, forex, or cypto. So here’s the list of what I’ve found so far. This isn’t a review of these brokers or APIs and note that I have a specific application in mind (index futures and futures options). Perhaps you’re looking for an API for equities, or you just want data and not a broker, in which case there may be a few options. Also, I’m based in the US so I didn’t really look for brokers or platforms outside the US.
If you have experience with these APIs, please chime in with your thoughts. Also, I may have missed some brokers or platforms. If I did or if you see anything that needs correction please let me know.

Platform Notes
ADM Investor Services No API
Ally Invest Does not support futures instruments
Alpaca Only supports US Equities
Alpha Vantage Does not support futures instruments
AMP Broker with a huge number of platforms available including some with APIs
ApexFutures No API
Arcade Trader No API
AvaTrade Does not support futures instruments
Backtrader Not a data feed; otherwise looks cool but also looks like a one-man shop
Cannon Trading Broker with a variety of platforms, some have API access such as TT
Centerpoint No API
Charles Schwab API does not support futures instruments
Cobra No API
Daniels Trading No API
Discount Trading Broker with a variety of platforms including CQG, Rithmic, TT, some with APIs
Edge Clear Broker with a variety of platforms including CQG, Rithmic, TT, some with APIs
Eroom Now part of Dashprime. Offer a variety of APIs including CQG, TT, CBOE's Silexx, and others via FIX.
ETNA Trader Only supports equities, options (including multi-legs), ETFs, Mutual Funds (Forex with cryptocurrencies coming soon)
ETrade API seems robust but OAuth authorization needs to be refreshed via login once per 24 hours
Futures Online No API
Gain Capital Futures API available, based on .NET; unsure if they are open to retail clients
GFF Brokers Broker with a large number of platforms including some with API access
High Ridge Futures Broker with a variety of platforms including CQG, Rithmic, TT, some with APIs
iBroker API available; contact them for more info
IEX Cloud Looks great but does not support futures instruments
Infinity Futures JSON API available; contact them for more info
Interactive Brokers Client Web API looks promising if clunky
Intrinio Supports futures instruments but is expensive
Koyfin No API
Lightspeed C++ API available
Medved Trader Windows app with a streaming API to various data sources and brokers. See comment below about API beta access.
NinjaTrader Does not support futures options
Norgate Data Not a broker; supports futures data for $270/year
Oanda Forex only; API last updated in 2018
Optimus Futures Broker with a large number of available platforms including some with API access
Phillip Capital Broker with a large number of available platforms including some with API access
polygon.io Expensive but looks slick; does not support futures instruments
Quandl API looks solid; $49/monthly for personal use, does not allow distributing or sharing data; not a broker
Quantconnect Does not expose raw data
Quantopian Does not expose raw data
Quantower Software that connects to multiple brokers and data feeds; API to their software via C# interface
Saxo Markets Broker with extensively documented API
Stage 5 Trading API available through Trading Technologies
Straits Financial Broker with several platforms available including some with APIs such as CQG, R
Sweet Futures Broker with a large number of available platforms including some with API access
TastyWorks There's an unofficial Python API
TenQuant.io Does not support futures instruments
ThinkorSwim Does not support futures instruments via the API
Tiingo Free account tier but does not support futures instruments
TradePro Broker with a number of platforms available; unclear if any are available with API access
Tradier Free developer API account for delayed data but does not support futures instruments
TradeStation Nice looking API docs and supports futures instruments; requires opening an account and a minimum balance of $100k and there’s no trial available
TradeFutures4Less Broker with a variety of platforms including CQG, Rithmic, TT, some with APIs
TradingTechnologies API looks robust; pricing starts at $700/month
TradingView Does not expose data API
Tradovate Technologies API exists, documentation unknown; need to talk to their account team
Wedbush Futures Broker with several platforms offered, a few of which have API access
WEX .NET/COM only; pricing not disclosed on website
Xignite Pricing not disclosed on website but they do support futures instruments
Yahoo Finance API Available through RapidAPI or via direct access; but it’s discontinued and unreliable
Zaner Broker with a variety of platforms including CQG, Rithmic, TT, some with APIs

Wow, this list grew longer than I originally thought it would be. If you spot a mistake, please let me know and I’ll correct it.
Edit:
- added Lightspeed API - updated Dashprime to indicate some of the APIs available - added Medved Trader to table
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The Standard Crypto Fund - QQQF

Hello and welcome to the official subreddit of The Standard Crypto Fund - QQQF, a tokenised exchange-tradable fund (ETF) for crypto.

Useful official links:
- Website: https://www.standardcryptofund.com/ and https://qqqfindex.com
- Medium Blog: https://medium.com/standard-crypto-fund/
- Discord Server: https://discord.gg/bB4BfQ
- Telegram Group: https://t.me/standard_crypto
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/crypto_standard
- Etherscan: https://etherscan.io/token/0x22eEab2f980E8ed7824f8EA548C9595564a0F0e4
- Uniswap pair: https://uniswap.info/pai0xE82C14F88300e3a44f17C2009Be999E3D608fdB3
- Dextool Charts: https://www.dextools.io/app/uniswap/pair-explore0xe82c14f88300e3a44f17c2009be999e3d608fdb3
- Live Coin Watch: https://www.livecoinwatch.com/price/StandardCryptoFund-QQQF

What is QQQF?
"The QQQF is a tokenized index that tracks Crypto and DeFi. The portfolio will own its underlying assets by leveraging supply. Basically it is a crypto version of current QQQ ETFs in the stock market (for example the Invesco QQQ that tracks NASDAQ 100)."

What can I use it for?
In general, ETFs are very useful tools in safely diversifying one's portfolio. Instead of buying different cryptocurrencies at different times and rates, thereby incurring high fees and exposing oneself to general trading risks, an ETF allows to simply buy one token, that in itself is backed by several cryptocurrencies. It is therefore a simpler and cheaper way of diversifying and is also suitable for smaller amounts.
ETFs can also be a good market indicator. Whenever an ETF is climbing in value, its underlying assets are more or less climbing, too!

Where can I store QQQF?
QQQF is an ERC20 token, it utilises the Ethereum blockchain technology and can be stored on any ERC20 compatible wallet (for example MetaMask).

Where can I buy QQQF?
Currently, QQQF is listed on Uniswap v2 (please refer to the links above). Further exchange listings are planned and news will be released as soon as these listings are confirmed.

Is QQQF on CoinGecko?
We have applied for CoinGecko, LunarCrush, Live Coin Watch and Blockfolio listings and are currently already available on Live Coin Watch!

If there are any questions left unanswered, please feel free to use one of our social media groups or type your questions in the comment section below. We strive for full transparency and are happy to answer any and all questions to the best of our abilities.

The QQQF team is looking forward to welcoming you on board and hopes that future development will be satisfactory to all current and future HODLers!

(Please check our disclaimer for trading with cryptocurrencies on our website: https://www.standardcryptofund.com/)

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Why are Visa, Mastercard and PayPal ready to integrate crypto payments?

Why are Visa, Mastercard and PayPal ready to integrate crypto payments?

Why are Visa, Mastercard and PayPal ready to integrate crypto payments?
In the past few months, payment giants Visa, Mastercard and PayPal have radically changed their attitude towards cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, announcing their intention to integrate crypto payments into their systems. It is about the process of global adoption of crypto-innovation in the world of traditional finance.

Visa experience

On March 16, 2018, Visa CFO Vasant Prabhu criticized cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, stressing that these assets are a bubble. Then Bitcoin was worth $8,300.
On July 22 of this year, when the first cryptocurrency rose to $9,360, a message appeared on the official Visa blog with a completely different message entitled “Developing our approach to digital currency.” In this post, the company revealed that its partnership with two regulated crypto platforms, Coinbase and Fold, is part of a corporate strategy to integrate digital currencies into its payment system, reaching 61 million retailers. In its message, the company highlighted the importance of stablecoins, which “have stepped outside the fintech sphere,” and now include a number of financial institutions and central banks in their ecosystem.
From the message of the payment giant it became known that “more than 25 digital wallets have linked their services to Visa.” Visa also noted that these 25 crypto service providers will be able to leverage the payment giant’s full range of capabilities, including the Visa Direct option and the FastTrack platform. It is worth noting that the corporation also supported financially the company Anchorage, which is studying the issues of cybersecurity of cryptocurrency ecosystems. Visa says the company’s main goal is “to continue to do what we do best: develop our system, supporting new forms of commerce.”
On July 28, at a meeting with investors, in which Vasant Prabhu took part, it was said in detail that Visa sees great potential for its own development in the growing popularity of e-commerce and digital payments. It was also mentioned about the corporate payment system Visa B2B Connect, which is designed to perform international financial transfers without the help of the usually slow correspondent banking network.

Mastercard experience

A similar evolution is taking place before our eyes with Visa’s competitor — Mastercard payment system.
So, on July 26, 2018, the CEO of Mastercard, Ajay Banga, compared cryptocurrencies to things that are thrown into the trash. However, two years later, the payment corporation has largely changed its approach to cryptocurrencies. On July 20, it became known that Mastercard has signed an agreement with the Wirex cryptocurrency company. This financial startup allows you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies for fiat money. Since last month, Wirex has become a member of the Mastercard ecosystem with the right to independently issue cards from this payment giant. We will remind that earlier, in February of this year, a similar decision was made by the Visa corporation in relation to the Coinbase crypto exchange.
Moreover, Mastercard intends to launch a special program to support other crypto companies. As Raj Damodaran, Executive Vice President of Digital Assets, Blockchain Products and Partnerships, Mastercard explained, “The crypto market continues to evolve, and the corporation is helping to advance it by providing reliable and secure services for individuals and companies in the modern digital economy.

PayPal experience

Another payment giant, PayPal, has long been silent about any intention to integrate cryptocurrencies into its structure. However, on July 14, a letter from the corporation to officials of the European Commission was published in the media, where PayPal admitted that it is actively developing applications using cryptocurrencies.
The number of PayPal users worldwide exceeds 300 million people, and the company operates in Europe thanks to its banking and payment services license obtained in Luxembourg. In total, the PayPal payment service is represented in 31 European countries, where the company serves 95 million merchants and retail consumers. It is worth noting that PayPal, along with Visa and Mastercard, was previously part of the Swiss Libra Association, which is implementing Facebook’s crypto project to launch the Libra stablecoin.
The fact that PayPal is developing a roadmap for integrating its own payment crypto services is also clearly demonstrated by the announcement of the recruitment of members of the blockchain technology research team, which requires a senior research engineer. This specialist will be responsible for “development, creation and maintenance of key crypto products / services that will be focused on increasing the efficiency and scale of services provided by PayPal.” Information about the open vacancy appeared at the end of June.
PayPal does not deny its interest in the cryptosphere, but has not yet confirmed information about the development of certain crypto applications or services, for example, based on the Venmo mobile application, which is affiliated with the payment giant.

Who will be the leader in this race?

Nevertheless, crypto market players themselves are actively looking for ways to integrate with PayPal. This is illustrated by the example of blockchain company Pundi X, which integrated PayPal support for its Xpos merchant device on July 1.
Another player in the crypto industry, the fintech company Ripple, has not only supported the classic payment operator MoneyGram by buying 10% of its share capital and investing a total of $50 million, but continues to invest in the integration of cryptocurrencies into this service. Following the results of the second quarter, Ripple transferred $15.1 million to MoneyGram. It is curious that in June another payment operator, Western Union, became interested in the innovative successes of MoneyGram, which is considering buying a competitor. It is worth noting that back in January this year, experts from Credit Suisse Bank published a report in which they noted Western Union’s interest in blockchain technology and Ripple’s payment innovations.
The competition for the integration of cryptocurrencies into the services of payment operators is becoming more and more intense. And one of the main participants in this race was the People’s Bank of China with a digital yuan project. At the same time, in January, even before the aggravation of relations between the United States and China, American PayPal became the first foreign payment operator to officially enter the Chinese market after acquiring a local player GoPay.

The next development step is neobanks

Meanwhile, a number of fintech startups are engaged in the integration of cryptocurrencies into financial services, which can potentially challenge all of the above organizations, including the People’s Bank of China with its digital yuan.
Jack Dorsey’s Square company was able to receive revenue from operations with bitcoins in the amount of $306 million in the first quarter of this year. This cryptocurrency service was launched back in 2018, but only in 2020 saw a significant increase in financial indicators. At the same time, since March, through the Square Financial Services division, Jack Dorsey’s company has been able to provide services as a digital bank.
Another fintech giant, Revolut US, with the support of crypto company Paxos, began offering cryptocurrency trading services in all US states on July 15, with the exception of Tennessee. Curiously, traditional financial service providers are also interested in a new partnership with the cryptocurrency “unicorn”. So, on June 20, the international company Revolut announced that it was integrating American Express services for its customers.
In the case of Square, Robinhood and Revolut, this is not just about trading services, which are provided by various crypto exchanges. After all, all these companies are de facto neobanks — digital financial organizations that have every opportunity to integrate cryptocurrencies into their services, thanks to various partnerships. And the range of possibilities of such neobanks is much higher than that of traditional payment giants.
That is why in the near future we will witness how Visa, Mastercard and PayPal will actively explore the possibilities of buying or investing in a ready-made cryptocurrency infrastructure. These corporations are entering the crypto world, as it is increasingly becoming a matter of their survival in the rapidly changing global financial system.
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Binary Options Review; Best Binary Options Brokers

Binary Options Review; Best Binary Options Brokers

Binary Options Review; Best Binary Options Brokers
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Everything You Need To Know About CryptoView

Everything You Need To Know About CryptoView

CryptoView Is An All-In-One Solution For Crypto Trading And Portfolio Management
The wide range of crypto exchanges and platforms is still one of the biggest setbacks for novice and advanced traders to join the crypto sector. The steep learning curve of crypto trading further stops beginners from taking advantage of the booming industry.
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The team behind CryptoView designed the platform as an all-in-one integrated interface that combines cryptocurrency portfolio management, trading, market data, news, calendar, and other useful trading tools, under one secured account. CryptoView’s platform utilizes API connections to the world’s largest exchanges and grants instant data synchronization between a vast range of wallets and portfolios. The crypto trading platform also utilizes a wide range of professional features like multi-charting, advanced trading orders, portfolio sharing, financial reports, and various performance indicators.

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To have full control over investments and minimize possible losses, CryptoView integrates a more professional set of smart features like order depth indicator and access to “stop” and “stop-limit” orders, which minimize the risks of a sudden price drop when trading cryptocurrencies.
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In order to get the best comprehensive picture of portfolio asset movements, CryptoView incorporated the crypto trading charts of the leader in real-time price data, TradingView. The charts are intuitive and easy to understand for both novice and advanced traders and portfolio managers. Users have access to 85 technical indicators and 75 drawing tools to simultaneously monitor the real-time market data from all supported crypto exchanges. A multi-screen setup for easy switching between screens and trading pairs is supported as well.
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The range of features also includes a customizable news aggregation mechanism, giving users the ability to select the best cryptocurrency news portals, an integrated crypto calendar for tracking all of the major events from the crypto sector, as well as in-browser, SMS and email notifications about price movements.
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The team at CryptoView takes security to extremes by offering clients enterprise-grade security. All platform actions executed by users are going through a cloud-based architecture with an SSL-encrypted connection. Inside the platform, all data is secured with strong API encryption, DoS protection, as well as two-factor authentication. In the event of unauthorized access, CryptoView has the option to freeze accounts and provide safety for users’ funds.
CryptoView does not store any funds on its platform, further increasing the provided security levels and enhancing customer`s experience with the platform
How to use CryptoView?
The signup on the platform takes just a few clicks, and all users receive a 30-day free trial with all of CryptoView’s functionalities. To register, users have to fill a registration form and verify their email, 2fA is optional. After account verification, users have to connect their crypto exchange account to be able to track portfolio balances and make all desired customizations.
The 30-day free pass lets users familiarize themselves with the plentiful of functionalities and decide if they are delighted with the features provided by the cryptocurrency portfolio tracker. The prices for using the platform after the one-month trial are lower than the competitors, starting at just $29 per month. If users pay for a whole year, they get a 30% discount on their purchase.
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CryptoView gives users the chance to earn 2 free months by referring to a friend or a colleague that decides to become a paid user. Crypto bloggers or influencers can utilize CryptoView’s affiliate program and earn $20 in Bitcoin for every subscriber that comes through their affiliate link. The company provides marketing materials and a 90-day cookie to increase the chance of monetizing their audience.
In the end – beginner friendly? Yes, indeed
CryptoView takes cryptocurrency trading and portfolio management and translates it into an easy-to-comprehend platform, suitable for both novice and advanced users. With the help of a massive range of crypto tools and state-of-the-art software, CryptoView flattens the adoption curve, which still drives users away from the exciting world of cryptocurrencies.
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What do you think of these plan?

Some are coming back to join and invest again in cryptocurrency. The indicators were the growing market of cryptocurrency may it be bitcoin or altcoins. Bitcoin and other altcoins had positively recovered after some time when bitcoin was halving way back Feb of 2019. I thought that bitcoin that time will be dead. However, I was wrong, and seeing now cryptocurrency still alive and kicking made me feel happy again.
I had now come to a search again on which crypto could be good for investment and lead me to yahoo finance site on their listing of the top 5 best crypto to invest with.
yahoo finance noted on the top 5 best cryptos for investment. This is their list as follows:
  1. bitcoin
  2. ethereum
  3. neo
  4. eos
  5. ripple
The basis was market capitalization and liquidity. More of the stories here is the link
https://finance.yahoo.com/
Basically the choices were good and I guess many could agree with their list. Bitcoin is always good for the newbie in investing crypto so this would be the best choice. With regards to ethereum, I can't say anything about it but the ethereum platform is next to bitcoin because its platform has been paired to new projects like ICO projects but most of ICO is a scam. Neo is also good but in my case, it is not available in exchanges or apps that I am using the same as neo. Ripple is available and one of the volatile crypto good for starters in trading crypto the same as BCH.
Since I only used the exchange to which being approved and given licensed from the government to operate and it influences my choice of crypto and comes up with a different top list of good crypto to invest with. Here is my choice,
  1. bitcoin 40%
  2. ripple 30%
  3. bch 30%
  4. ethereum 10%
What do you think of this list?
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Cookieverse 7 - Contact!

Pirates as promised. After a bunch of tiny little updates. Apologies for the choppiness. Trying to compress a lot of time and activity here.
The next episode may take a few days. Have to make progress on school work.
Stolen from Farscape as a familiar time scale might be helpful for some: * Microt: second * Micron: Minute * Arn: Hour * Cycle: Year
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The trip to Earth was uneventful.
Soimt and Cragil largely stayed on the bridge where they weren’t exposed to the human insanity belowdecks. Soimt complained the entire time because this was one of his largest, slowest ships and it had no real defensive measures. For any who wish to hear the entire monologue on the insanity of humans, it can be downloaded from the ship’s archive.
Katelyn asked Keiko, “Are you sure it’s working?”
Keiko rolled her eyes and said, “Yes. I adopted the code to run on these new systems and once we can place this satellite in orbit, the long-range comms system will let us touch base as-needed to get updated blocks to crunch as well as to report our successes. It’s like a more advanced copy of the cube-sat our troop paid to launch a couple years ago, but this one can stay in orbit and it’s small enough that it’s not likely to get noticed anytime soon.”
“You did this all on your own?”
“No, Jessica did a lot, but Jeff kept sniffing around and getting in the way, so she went down to help with the labyrinth — mostly by telling him what to do. It’s like he’s even more into her after she tried to roast him like a pig!”
Katelyn shuddered. “Let’s hope we’re not going to have a recurrence of that incident.”
“No worries there. The crew that did the work joked at first about recharging the system with the cheap stuff. So I told them I was updating the nav system to take us straight to them anytime the system discharged. They became very helpful after that. The new fire suppressant is safe for humans and they flushed the whole system twice before charging it. Oh! And they even built some uneven bars in the main cargo bay that Summer can swing on instead of the fire control system.”
Chuckling, Katelyn asked, “Anything you need? Or did you think of everything already?”
“Signal. And maybe an AI when we can afford one.”
With only two umbilical-ready ports on the ship, both in the cargo bay, the problem of routing the pirates down the desired path relied heavily on making sure they would choose the right one.
Some putty around the latch points made it near impossible to use the one on the port side. And for good measure, the cargo containers loaded with iron manufacturing ingots each nearly [a meter] on each side made it quite unlikely anyone would try to burn their way through even if they could get an umbilical to latch there. That left the starboard port.
The labyrinth was nearly complete. From the time that someone entered, they would have to crawl, jump, slide sideways, climb, drop, walk across dangerously narrow paths, and worse to get through. Trying to go up and over was discouraged with rather sharp spikes on the upper sections and ceilings in most sections.
The best time anyone had managed even with full lighting and a map was a bit under ten minutes. Figuring the pirates would have to work through without such advantages, it was likely that they would split up and try to tackle this maze in teams.
And there was no chance the maze would be merely unlit.
Finishing the labyrinth took most of the trip to Earth. Though by then, not only was it fully assembled, every surface painted, the central protective chamber built, the surveillance system installed, and the various toys and trap secreted around the entire bay; the girls had started doing speed runs though it by memory (with the worst of the traps disabled).
For entertainment, they began working on the rules for their new role-playing game… Ports and Pirates. Those who had played Dungeons and Dragons before tried to adapt the system to their new reality. Some of the questions they called up to the bridge about were … not comforting to Soimt and Cragil. Explosive decompression, how to calculate travel time, frequency of pirate raids, had any stations ever been quarantined and why, and so on.
Soimt was relieved when he could finally tell the scouts that they are almost back to their homeworld.
Upon entering high orbit, Keiko’s mini-sat was placed in geosynchronous orbit over North America. What she hadn’t told the others was that she paid slightly more than needed to get a range of surveillance packages added to it. This wasn’t just a communications link for her, it was a way of keeping an eye on home.
Her supercomputer cluster started mining cryptocurrencies within seconds of the communications link being established.
Just a few arns — no, around Earth they’re called hours and they are quite close in duration. A few hours later, she announced to the ship that they had over a quarter million in negotiable cryptocurrencies and that she had stopped mining for fear of disrupting the market. As things were, a blogger had noticed a single wallet ID mining coins quickly and was already asking questions about who the new supercomputer player that was outperforming the Chinese coin farms.
Running the coins through a couple of washing services helped to reduce the odds of someone tracing the newly minted coins back to their purchases very quickly, albeit at a price. And converting to hard currencies helped as well.
“A hundred pallets?” That’s thousands of boxes of cookies!” exclaimed JT.
Kayla looked up at him and laughed. “Full pallets. We’re talking around almost a quarter-million boxes. Around 2.2 million credits since some of the boxes are a bit larger than others and we don’t get quite as many on a pallet. But I don’t know what that will buy out there, so it’s kind of hard to put into perspective.”
JT swallowed hard. “A few runs like that and you can start buying ships. Big ships.”
The cargo shuttles had basic signal fouling, but not full cloaking. The idea of having to make at least five trips did not sit well with him. He asked, “How out-of-the-way can we make our pickup points?”
“That depends. They can be as out there as you like, as long as you pick up the rest of the things on the list.”
Scanning through the list on his tablet, JT nodded as he read off each item. “Two pallets liquor for the bar. Check. Two pallets kegs, miscellaneous beers. Check. Groceries — do we have room for all this in the cryo compartment? We’ll make something work. Fresh fruit. Damn right. Check. Forty cases of tampons and fifty of pads? Who added—”
Katelyn punched her favorite spot on his upper arm and said, “Hon, you forget those, and you can forget coming back to the ship.”
“Yes, dear,” Jt agreed as he continued down the list. “Fish stores? Why am I going to so many tropical fish stores? Oh… Wow. Now that’s just mean! Okay, I’ll get what I can, but I do not want to see what happens there. Dice? Why do we need dice?”
Summer piped up, “Ports and Pirates! Lots of dice! Lots of pretty colors! Go to a game store and just buy them out! Tell the clerk you want all their D&D dice. Keiko says we can afford it.”
Having already heard the complaints about random number generators, JT just nodded and continued reading through the list. This was going to be around eight runs. Without cloaking. He couldn’t ask Soimt and Cragil for help, because if they were seen, there would be panic. They resembled nothing quite so much as a scrawny form of the Pervects from the old Myth Adventures series. Five feet high, lanky, scaly, and green. Kind of hard to blend in unless working on the set of a horror flick.
“Babe,” he asked Katelyn, “could you pilot the other cargo shuttle? I’d rather make fewer trips and not have the Air Force up my keister.”
Katelyn grinned and asked, “Who has a driver’s license or learner’s permit and wants to learn to pilot a shuttle? We can each take one co-pilot per trip.”
Kate and JT had been more than a little surprised at how many people were wearing masks. When the girls told them to expect it, it just did not seem real. This, of course, made the dire warnings about keeping their own masks on finally hit home.
With all supplies on board, the cryo compartment barely able to close, six more scouts with three more siblings, and even a few last-minute additions like forty cases of MREs, the crew of the Second Chance (not its original name, but Soimt missed the vote) left Earth orbit.
Kate and JT, never having thought they’d set foot on their homeworld again, were verklempt. “Choked-up” just did not do justice to their emotional state.
With many a misted eye, they left the little blue dot behind and set course back to the station.
Within a few arns, the new recruits were already learning Galactic Standard.
Captain Mindar and Quartermaster Haddin responded to a panicked call from the acting Dockmaster.
Turnover had been high since the auditors arrived and started going through the records. Nearly the entire administrative staff in all departments was now imprisoned either on the station or, for the more senior personnel, onboard the Gouging Horn.
This had resulted in quite a few rapid promotions and some rather nervous staff members.
Nothing made them as nervous as what they saw coming out of the newly docked ship.
“Captain!” exclaimed JT offering his hand. “That new medal looks great on you!”
“Haddin!” cried Katelyn, giving the Quartermaster an enthusiastic hug.
Get those off my station!” shouted Mindar, pointing at the pallets of cookies.
Katelyn released Haddin and turned to face the Captain. “The problem last time was we didn’t have enough. Well, two problems. The other was nobody knew if there would be more. Now we’ve got over two hundred thousand boxes, so everybody could buy some if they wanted to. We’ll make sure everyone has a chance to buy them before we depart. After the lines die down, we’ll leave some cases at the bar and make sure everyone knows there are more coming. I think you’re a thin mints guy, am I right?”
Seeing her ‘guess’ hit home (bless you, Haddin!), she continued, “No — I’m not going to bribe you. You can pay the same as anyone else. Everything above board. But you’ll have the chance to buy a few boxes before we go. So will everyone else. It’ll almost certainly improve morale around here! Besides, we need to talk some business. While JT takes some supplies up to the bar, why don’t you and I talk about pirates and bounties…”
With the bar fully restocked, agreements in place for handing off prisoners to the navy, the latest updates from Barry and his team, the Second Chance was nearly ready to head out. Nearly. There was still the minor matter of selling to the locals first.
Making good on her promise to Mindar, Katelyn supervised the scouts as they set up a stand to sell cookies. With cases stacked behind them to show that there was ample supply, they let word spread through the station that there was a new shipment ready for sale.
In just microns, there was a queue winding through the docking bay and stretching through the station proper. Credit chits and cookie boxes flowed smoothly in opposite directions.
As the station’s inhabitants flowed through, the scouts not staffing the booth kept up a running discussion nearby about which station they should go to next. For some reason, they kept coming back to the same conclusion: Kexitaria Station. Near a Dominion University world and just two hops away from a major trade hub, this seemed to meet most of their needs. Of course, they also kept asking one another if two hundred thousand boxes of cookies would be enough when they got there.
As the Second Chance left the station, Captain Mindar sighed with relief. “Haddin, give fleet command a heads-up. There is a slow trader vessel leaving here on its way to Kexitaria Station and I am worried they might get attacked for their cargo. Do not go into details about the cargo or its value. We just need to make sure we have properly logged a report.”
“Understood, sir!” replied the Quartermaster and took off toward the comm center.
On the bridge of the Second Chance, an argument had broken out.
You told everyone where we are going?” demanded Soimt.
“Of course,” replied Kayla calmly. “How else can we make sure the pirates catch up to us?”
“But they must have heard what this shipment is worth! There are certainly spies for them still at the station!”
“I hope so,” said Kayla in her most soothing tones. “You were the one who wanted us to catch pirates, so we would be breaking our contract if we didn’t do everything we could to do so. Don’t worry. We have this covered.”
“They will just storm in with large numbers of pirates and kill us all!”
“You haven’t looked at the cargo bay in a while, have you?
An arn later, JT was pouring Hortacian Picsal (or Horse Piss as he thought of the 2% crap booze) for the Pervs like there was no tomorrow.
Three days out, only halfway to Kexitaria, JT was beginning to wonder if he had packed enough Horse Piss to keep the Pervs passed out drunk until they reached their destination. Cragil was stirring again. Oh well. Have to hydrate them before getting them wasted again.
“Turn it off!” moaned Cragil as Soimt began to stir as well.
“Turn what off?” asked JT.
“The proximity alarm. Turn it off!”
JT looked around, bewildered. He didn’t hear anything. There was, he noticed, a light flashing on one of the consoles.
After a few moments of studying the console, then a quick check of a couple of others, JT fired up the PA system and announced, “Contact! Vessel attempting a stealthy approach. Prepare to be boarded. All hands, prepare to be boarded! Jessica, get your butt up to the bridge and relieve me so I can join the fun down there! Everyone, please be careful!”
Klyyx abandoned his efforts to attach his second umbilical to the defective hatch. They would just have to use the one. No pincer attack this time.
“Okay, we do not know how this cargo reacts to vacuum, so we are not breaching the hull this time. Only one umbilical would latch, so everyone to the starboard side. In and out through the umbilical. I am about to engage the magnetic locks, so be ready to raid. Bridge crew: once we are locked on, come join the fun! Earn your share!”
“Report in,” said Kayla as she settled down at the gaming table in the middle of the central chamber.
Checking off each scout as they reported readiness, she finally said, “We’re good to go. Be safe, everyone. No unnecessary risks. If they get dangerous, call out and Jess will gas the whole cargo bay. Keep your masks handy. Good luck!”
At this, Jessica softly spoke in everyone’s earpieces, “Okay girls, it’s party time. I’m your eyes and ears for this one. We’ve got our database thanks to the dock workers. As soon as I know who we’ve got, I’ll let you know and Summer will start the game.
As the port opened, the pirates in front started moving forward at high speed. They didn’t have much choice with everyone behind pushing hard trying to get in quickly.
This meant that nobody got a warning. Nobody knew to expect the [three meter] drop or the complete darkness.
As the pile of bodies grew under the hatch, so did the volume of swearing.
A few weapons were accidentally discharged. Many were lost during the drop. A few of the pirates turned on their suit lights then panicked when they could only see one another, not the walls or even the cushioned floor they could feel below them.
After the accidental discharges, two crew members would never see anything again.
< Twelve days ago >
“It’s all about the carbon nanotubes,” said Tanya. “Instead of trying to grow them as long as you can and align them into cables, what you want to do is grow them poorly. They should branch off, tangle, and generally be a mess. The more so, the better. These CNTs, well, they naturally absorb a lot of light. But when they’re grown poorly like this, well, shining a light through is like — well, imagine losing an earring backing in a thick carpet. Compare that to losing one on a sheet. On the sheet, there’s just one layer, and it’s easy to spot on top. In the carpet, the backing, or the light, gets lost inside.”
JT took this in then asked, “But if I shine a really bright light…?”
“It’s a really thick carpet. Look, the light will be absorbed and might cause the fibers to heat up. In fact, I guess it has to. But CNTs are good at dissipating that heat, so if someone tried to shine their lights on the material long enough to heat it up, by the time they’re done with the next couple spots, it’ll be losing the heat. Just dispersing it into the air. Hey! We can add some cooling vents and speed that up!”
“So we’re just going to spray this sludge on every surface?”
“Yep — and keep your respirators on at all times. These chemicals are kind of nasty. We’ll have to vent the cargo bay when we’re all done. If you feel at all light-headed or get a headache, shout out. Keep your safety lines on! Ready?”
Tanya gave everyone a once-over to make sure the respirators (it’s amazing what you can have produced quickly when you’ve got a few thousand spare credits!) indicated good seals and confirmed everyone has a safety line attached.
“This is going to get disorienting quickly! Don’t take off your masks! If you get freaked out, call me and I’ll come and get you! Just stay calm, call my name once in a while, and I’ll get you out!” promised Tanya, hoping she wouldn’t freak out herself when the absolute darkness came.
< Back to the present >
Untangling themselves and trying not to shoot one another as they retrieved their weapons, the pirates milled around and tried to get their bearings.
The darkness of space is one thing. At least there you have the starts as reference points. Usually some planets and moons as well. But who had ever heard of being someplace so dark that light itself was swallowed whole?
Klyyx pressed a hand against a padded wall and felt it push back. His hand was clearly visible in his suit lights, but the wall, right in front of him was not registering. It is here. I know it is here. I can feel it! But I can not see it!
“Get yourselves under control!” he demanded.
“Captain! Our suits!” cried one of the first pirates in.
“What about them?”
“They are leaking!”
“What?!” Klyyx demanded. Checking his own suit, he noted that it was not its normal puffy self. The arms seemed to sag a little. The material everywhere seemed to sag.
Close inspection of the material showed lots of tiny holes. They were not large, but they did not need to be. What was rather large was the hole near his shoulder where a stray plasma blast had nearly burned him alive instead of just melting his suit.
“What do we do, Klyyx?” asked Istvan, his second in command.
“No slug throwers. No plasma. Nothing that might breach the hull or the umbilical. Anyone feeling clever who tries to hold onto a weapon that can get me killed in here is going to die horribly. Got that?”
A nervous round of half-hearted agreement later, he opted for a firmer approach. “It seems like not everyone here feels the same urgency to avoid vacuum…” Sliding his knife out, he slashed at a couple of suits that had, until moments before, exhibited a taut, puffy appearance. “Let’s all make sure our comrades have the same investment we do in keeping the atmosphere intact. Everyone will walk past me and I will slash each suit. Istvan here will kill anyone who resists. After that, we will pile up helmets and any dangerous weapons in a corner — or wherever. I can not even see the walls! There is one near me, and we will leave these things against it. Power cells removed from the weapons to prevent more accidents.”
Jessica provided a quick update. “Okay, we’ve got two names so far. The Captain appears to be Klyyx and his preferred heavy sounds like Istvan. According to the intel, that means we’re dealing with the Family Honor. Estimated crew size: thirty-six. I only counted thirty-two entering so far, so we might have to perform a boarding operation later.
“They appear to have noticed that their suits are compromised. Not sure if they figured out the needles hidden in the floor padding or not. Sounds like the Captain is making them all take off their helmets, so I don’t expect them to willingly compromise the hull. If they do, get to your designated hiding holes, secure the doors, and crank open the air tanks in case the countermeasures don’t work.
“Update those character sheets and have a great game!”
Sijna wasn’t sure what to make of things. I only joined the crew a quarter cycle ago, but I dirtied my hands so much in that time. Piracy, kidnapping, and they won’t trust me until they see me commit murder! Uncle Yxyll insisted I had to go into the Family business, but I would have been much happier running a market stall or even working on a farm. If only—
“Sijna!” yelled Istvan. “Stop daydreaming! Get moving down this side passage with Kerhp and Dral! Give a shout if you find a way out!”
“Yes, sir,” replied Sijna, following the two bobbing sets of suit lights and adding his own to the eerie scene as he slid down the narrow passage following the twists and turns as there was not much choice once one started in that direction.
Eventually, he found himself thinking again. Hardly a healthy habit with this crew. No way most of the crew would even fit in here. And this is not natural, he told himself. Even in space, we can see stars. This darkness is disturbing. It is disorienting. It just—
Rounding a corner, he bumped into either Kerhp or Dral.
“Watch it, idiot!”
Dreck. Why did I have to run into Dral? He’s a nasty one. “So why are we stopping?”
“The passage splits here. Kerhp is going to take the left passage. I will step into that one, then follow you down the right passage to make sure you do your job.”
Great. I’m the sacrifice. “Yes, sir.”
After several microns, he unexpectedly reached the end of the right passage and Dral ran into him. “Keep going!”
“We are at the end. I feel some sort of vertical pipes and — oh.”
“What is it?”
A small placard lit up in front of Sijna. It simply read, “Do not climb the ladder, Sijna.”
“Uhh. There is a ladder, but I am not supposed to climb it.”
“I say you are. And I have a blade at your back.”
The words on the placard changed to “You were warned” before disappearing back into the darkness.
“I really do not think I sh—” Sijna went silent as he felt the flat of a blade pressed to his back. “Up I go then.”
Sijna felt for a rung near head height, found one, grasped it firmly, then sought another slightly higher up. Upon grabbing that, he found one with his left foot, tried to release his first hand, and screamed.
Kerhp had also reached the end of his passage. On the floor in front of him was a cube of gold nearly the size of his palm on any face. I might be able to sneak this out and not have to share it!
Kneeling down to pick it up, he noticed some text on the top. Never one of the greatest students, Kerhp sounded out the words slowly.
“Not. Yours. Do. Not. Touch.”
Looking around nervously, he laughed. Nobody can see me here, and this is more than my share of the last haul.
As Kerhp grasped the golden cube in his claws, it fell apart and a liquid ran out. The disorientation from the darkness seemed to be momentarily worse. He felt like he was spinning.
The liquid seemed to disappear into the damnably black floor. Then the floor wasn’t so black. A blue foam began to rise and the space was suddenly warm.
Cursing the creators of this maze, Kerhp tried to stand up, only to hit his head rather hard on a ceiling that wasn’t there before. Attempting to back out of the space, he hit a wall.
Panicking, he scrabbled around wildly as the bright blue foam continued to rise. It rose past his waist, up his torso, all the while hot but not quite burning, and reached his shoulders before another liquid streamed down from above.
A soft voice said, “Take a deep breath and hold it.”
Looking around for the source, he tried to stab his claws through the walls and low ceiling to no avail. Worse, the temperature was dropping quickly and the foam was hardening.
Klyyx was unhappy with his team’s progress. Twice he had been forced to further divide his forces because not everyone could fit through the same passages. Three dead ends. Two missing crew members. The remaining ones were likely to become mutinous if this kept up.
Perhaps the only thing that had stopped a stampede back to the ship so far was his suggestion that they use their tubes of suit repair gel to note dead ends and warn of hazards. The bright green goo dried quickly and stood out against the darkness. And the crew seemed to realize that without someone making these suggestions, they would be in bad shape.
Finally, with his remaining band of eight, he found what appeared to be a bridge of some sort.
‘Found’ might be the wrong word.
Ulfyx was scouting on the left side of a wide passage. Well, ‘scouting’ might be the wrong word as well.
After the … thing that swallowed Nebrip two turns back, it was more of a panicked run.
Ulfyx was running away from the impossibly dark … thing that just swallowed Nebrip whole. Nebrip was a Fezyk! Nothing fights a Fezyk, much less just consumes one! So Ulfyx was ‘scouting with great enthusiasm,’ one hand brushing the left wall for reference and had similarly enthusiastic crewmates close on his prehensile tail. Scardons are among the few species to demand vacuum suits that support tails because theirs are so helpful.
As his fingers brushed past the end of the wall, Ulfyx yelped because his feet also left the floor behind. At his panicked shriek, his crewmates froze in place, unsure what the danger was.
They didn’t have to wait long to hear a splash. His suit lights showed some small things darting around in the liquid, but nothing large enough to be a threat as they swam past and disappeared into the dark background again.
Ulfyx struggled briefly, got his footing, and laughed.
“A bath! I have not had a bath in ages! I did not intend to have one today. I can stand in here, but would rather not. Help me up. I need to get this water out of my suit.”
As a couple of his crewmates extended their arms into the water for Ulfyx to grab onto, one pulled his back quickly and cried out in pain.
Ulfyx grabbed the other crewmate’s hand, unable to see past the bright suit lights to know who was helping him, and began to climb out. Annoyed with the less-helpful crewmate, he yelled, “I’m the one who got wet, you fool! Why are you whining?”
“My hand! My hand!”
The injured crewmate had lost his gloves to some sort of adhesion trap earlier, so his bare hand had gone into the water. And slightly less of it came out.
The remaining pirates clustered in two groups around the injured crewmate and the soggy one.
Klyyx examined the injured hand. After only a few microts in the water, it looked like several small bites had been taken from it. “Someone bandage that!” he groused then went to look at Ulfyx who was now yowling and trying to get out of his suit.
Several of the pirates tried to help, but Ulfyx’s wild thrashing did not make this easy. Finally, Klyyx punched Ulfyx knocking him out and said, “Strip him.”
The others tore off the suit and watched as a couple of fish started flopping down the slight slope down to the water.
Grabbing the smaller one, Klyyx looked in its mouth and noted the vicious teeth. He threw it hard against the other wall hoping to kill the creature, but it simply fell to the ground and kept flopping until a soft “ploink” sound indicated it had gotten back to the water as the larger one had moments before.
Meanwhile, it became obvious why Ulfyx was so upset. His prehensile tail had been severed. All that was left was a nub.
Some very cautious searching revealed that there was a drop off across nearly the entire passageway except a slightly off-center portion that was about three handspans wide and only a finger thick.
Looking over the rest of his crew, Klyyx sighed. The larger among us will not have an easy time crossing here. My chitin is not well-balanced for such things.
“Alright you lazy slobs. One of you mark the edge and write a warning about the creatures, and someone wake Ulfyx up. He has a job to do.”
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Get Started with The Crypto Genius

Get Started with The Crypto Genius
nce a person starts using the Ethereum Code, he/she does not have to employ any other technical indicator or strategies of their own since the application takes care of the rest. All that one has to do is routinely monitor the performance of the bot and see that the trading parameters that had been set beforehand are left as they are.ditionally, the video also carries a message from Marc Weston, the CEO of Ethereum Code, in which he speaks about the core idea underlying the product. In his own words, the idea to create Ethereum Code came to him after he started talking to one of his office colleagues who had been able to amass quite a massive fortune by investing in Bitcoin at the turn of the last decade.

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Let's review Ethereum Code bot and see if the automatic cryptocurrency trading platform is a scam or it is a legit software program that can truly produce real profits.
ditionally, the video also carries a message from Marc Weston, the CEO of Ethereum Code, in which he speaks about the core idea underlying the product. In his own words, the idea to create Ethereum Code came to him after he started talking to one of his office colleagues who had been able to amass quite a massive fortune by investing in Bitcoin at the turn of the last decade.
Let's review Ethereum Code bot and see if the automatic cryptocurrency trading platform is a scam or it is a legit software program that can truly produce real profits
ame of Marc Weston. In his own words, prior to creating this novel trading bot, he worked as a backend staff member for a number of different multinational software corporations. However, he then decided to ditch his 9-5 career in favor of becoming a full-time crypto trader. Whether or not the validity behind Marc Weston is real or not remains to be seen as there is not much information made available to research more about his story and credentialsStep 1: Account Creation

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As with any exchange platform. Ethereum Code also requires users to create their personal trading account. To do this, one has to click on the ‘start now’ button located at the top right side of the app’s landing page. Following this, users need to fill out their details (such as name, email address, country of residence, etc).

Before submitting any money into the app, users are provided with an opportunity to run a full trial of the algorithms that govern the trading bot. In order to do this, all one has to do is go and click on the “Go to Demo”. Following this, the platform will automatically take you to a simulation zone where you will be given $1,500 worth of virtual funds. These funds can then be used for trading in real-life market conditions without any risks. The entire process is quite simple and it is recommended that the bot be left to do its thing for a period of at least 30 to 45 minutes.
Once the aforementioned demo trading phase has concluded, users can proceed to deposit funds into their personal Ethereum Code accounts (given that they are satisfied with the overall efficacy of the platform first). In order to make a deposit, one has to click on the “Go to Live” button and then proceed with the deposit. Once the process has been initiated, users will be sent a message from the app’s admin staff. The entire process is quite streamlined but a deposit can take a few days to execute
Step 4: Start the Trading Process
Once all of the initial formalities are done, users can start using Ethereum Code by simply clicking on the red “Off” button under the “Auto Trading” tab. As soon as this is done, the app starts to source out the best available trade opportunities available at that given moment.
What Makes Ethereum Code Bot Better Than Others?

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While none of this is factually provable upon reviewing The Ethereum Bot trading service, here is what the official website claims:
(i) Easy to use: When compared to a number of other similar products available in the market today, Ethereum Code is extremely simple and straightforward to use
(al any details related to their credit/debit cards or Paypal account.
As a quick recap on the trending automated cryptocurrency trading software platform, let's answer the most pressing questions about Ethereum Code Bot
A: The Ethereum Code Bot claims to be an automated trading software that analyzes current trading trends in the market using a state-of-the-art algorithm that automatically makes trading bets on your behalf. The accuracy, legitimacy and veracity of the Ethereum Code is largely unproven and unfounded despite the numerous claims of producing real results and profits for users.

A: According to the official website, the Ethereum Code trading bot says the sky is the limit about profits it can earn for traders. Depending on the initial amount deposited, users are expected to earn daily profits which is all outlined in the members area. While the Ethereum Bot makers boldly state and would like to have you believe thousands of dollars are possible a day, it is likely not a reality for the majority if any. However, one might suspect some profit is available given the glorification of their trading bot software but it is a buyer beware opportunity to say the least. High risk, medium reward is possibly another way of putting it.: Apparently this amazing auto-trading bot is free to use for all users. It is unclear how much the full Ethereum Code software service price is despite being free to
While there is never a magic software that can help investors get rich overnight, Ethereum Code seems to be a risky yet semi-legit tool that can allow users to maximize their crypto returns in the easiest, most hassle-free manner possible.

To start making use of the ‘ground-breaking, automated cryptocurrency trading application', all one has to do is go to the official company website and follow the instructions that have been outlined there. The entire process is quite simple and should not take more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Just beware of the inherent risks in using an automated trading platform and service, as either are capable of failing and disappearing overnight.

From using the actual Ethereum Code bot trading service and it being a scam to losing money on its automated investments, either are both possibilities that everyone should keep in mind if opting to try the Ethereum Code. There are other opportunities that may fit the scope of what your goals and needs are in terms of generating cryptocurrency profits like The Investment of the Decade and Crypto Income Quarterly that may be exactly what you are looking for versus using the automated crypto trading bot service, the Ethereum Code.
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BITNORM - Your gateway to the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

What is bitnorm? BitNorm is a cryptointelligence suite that offers the best information, overviews and insights possible to everyone interested in cryptocurrencies, enabling them to get a good grip on the cryptocurrency world. The platform uniquely combines cryptocurrency/blockchain indexation, source code data, network data, market data, and news (sentiment) data, on top of which a strong community governs and offers analyses to cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Based on this data engines, BitNorm provides an extensive interface allowing access to the best trading analytics, indicators, and community analyses of newly listed coins.
Thus, BitNorm will help you trade much better than you ever could before
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Weekly Review: Bitcoin price is targeting $ 25,000, PayPal is offering its 300 million customers BTC to buy?

Weekly Review: Bitcoin price is targeting $ 25,000, PayPal is offering its 300 million customers BTC to buy?

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The silence in the Bitcoin price has been going on for 2-3 months after the digital gold initially recovered well from the slump in the course of the Corona crisis.
Volatility is currently at a very low level that has not been seen since November 2018.
As unspectacular as the current consolidation phase is, on the other hand, you have to recognize that the Bitcoin price has nevertheless increased by 29% since the beginning of the year. So far, BTC has beaten many other asset classes. But is there possibly more?
The well-known crypto-analyst PlanB now calculates on Twitter that the current BTC price, measured by the correlation of the asset with the S&P 500 stock index, should actually be a proud $ 25,000. You can find out how he came up with this claim in this article.

YFI rate explodes - previously unknown cryptocurrency rises by over 14,000% in just a few days

The little-known cryptocurrency, YFI, is making many in the industry angry about why they're only now hearing about it. Because just a few days after its introduction, it has already increased by over 14,000%.
The Santiment cryptanalysis platform recently analyzed the performance of YFI, the governance token of the decentralized finance (Defi) protocol.

Ripple wanted to give away his 55,000,000,000 XRP & why Stellar makes it look stupid

David Schwartz, Ripple's chief technology officer, recently spoke about managing the company's massive XRP inventory, which is often the subject of massive criticism.
If you compare the management of XRP by the start-up from San Francisco with the handling of the digital asset Stellar Lumens (XLM) by the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), some questions remain unanswered.

Bitcoin course Pump powered by Tether? Why this narrative no longer works and BTC is still trading in a critical zone

The Bitcoin price has risen again in the past few days, bringing the BTC bulls back into the headlines. In this article, however, we want to show why the BTC course can still be enjoyed with caution. We'll also explain why Tether's recent surge in supply (USDT) is obviously not an indicator of fresh money flowing into Bitcoin.

Cardano will replace Ethereum - or not? So there are chances of a transfer

Cardano (ADA) has not only heard from the huge increase in prices in the past few weeks, but also through several updates. Many see Cardano as the Ethereum Killer, which is said to outshine the largest and best-known smart contract platform. But it is not as simple as some imagine.

Bitcoin bubbles repeat - a planned construct by Satoshi Nakamoto?

Most of us ended up in the crypto space due to the huge price increases of Bitcoin and Co. Again and again, Bitcoin price bubbles have led to increased attention towards cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Many burned their hands and left the crypto space again. Others have started to dig deeper into the nature of Bitcoin and have stayed. The deeper you dig, the more you understand what Bitcoin is and what effects it has on our financial world.

PayPal & Bitcoin rumor mill: does the payment giant offer its 300 million users crypto trading via Paxos?

The largest and most popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum could soon be integrated on the payment giant PayPal.
Enthusiasm for PayPal integrating its cryptocurrency platform goes back to June. Origin of all speculation that cryptos like Bitcoin will soon be available on PayPal. Now the rumors seem to be coming true. This could actually be the biggest news in 2020
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Polkadot Launch AMA Recap

Polkadot Launch AMA Recap

The Polkadot Telegram AMA below took place on June 10, 2020

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AMA featured:
Dieter Fishbein, Ecosystem Development Lead, Web3 Foundation
Logan Saether, Technical Education, Web3 Foundation
Will Pankiewicz, Master of Validators, Parity Technologies
Moderated by Dan Reecer, Community and Growth, Polkadot & Kusama at Web3 Foundation

Transcription compiled by Theresa Boettger, Polkadot Ambassador:

Dieter Fishbein, Ecosystem Development Lead, Web3 Foundation

Dan: Hey everyone, thanks for joining us for the Polkadot Launch AMA. We have Dieter Fishbein (Head of Ecosystem Development, our business development team), Logan Saether (Technical Education), and Will Pankiewicz (Master of Validators) joining us today.
We had some great questions submitted in advance, and we’ll start by answering those and learning a bit about each of our guests. After we go through the pre-submitted questions, then we’ll open up the chat to live Q&A and the hosts will answer as many questions as they can.
We’ll start off with Dieter and ask him a set of some business-related questions.

Dieter could you introduce yourself, your background, and your role within the Polkadot ecosystem?

Dieter: I got my start in the space as a cryptography researcher at the University of Waterloo. This is where I first learned about Bitcoin and started following the space. I spent the next four years or so on the investment team for a large asset manager where I primarily focused on emerging markets. In 2017 I decided to take the plunge and join the space full-time. I worked at a small blockchain-focused VC fund and then joined the Polkadot team just over a year ago. My role at Polkadot is mainly focused on ensuring there is a vibrant community of projects building on our technology.

Q: Adoption of Polkadot of the important factors that all projects need to focus on to become more attractive to the industry. So, what is Polkadot's plan to gain more Adoption? [sic]

A (Dieter): Polkadot is fundamentally a developer-focused product so much of our adoption strategy is focused around making Polkadot an attractive product for developers. This has many elements. Right now the path for most developers to build on Polkadot is by creating a blockchain using the Substrate framework which they will later connect to Polkadot when parachains are enabled. This means that much of our adoption strategy comes down to making Substrate an attractive tool and framework. However, it’s not just enough to make building on Substrate attractive, we must also provide an incentive to these developers to actually connect their Substrate-based chain to Polkadot. Part of this incentive is the security that the Polkadot relay chain provides but another key incentive is becoming interoperable with a rich ecosystem of other projects that connect to Polkadot. This means that a key part of our adoption strategy is outreach focused. We go out there and try to convince the best projects in the space that building on our technology will provide them with significant value-add. This is not a purely technical argument. We provide significant support to projects building in our ecosystem through grants, technical support, incubatoaccelerator programs and other structured support programs such as the Substrate Builders Program (https://www.substrate.io/builders-program). I do think we really stand out in the significant, continued support that we provide to builders in our ecosystem. You can also take a look at the over 100 Grants that we’ve given from the Web3 Foundation: https://medium.com/web3foundation/web3-foundation-grants-program-reaches-100-projects-milestone-8fd2a775fd6b

Q: On moving forward through your roadmap, what are your most important next priorities? Does the Polkadot team have enough fundamentals (Funds, Community, etc.) to achieve those milestones?

A (Dieter): I would say the top priority by far is to ensure a smooth roll-out of key Polkadot features such as parachains, XCMP and other key parts of the protocol. Our recent Proof of Authority network launch was only just the beginning, it’s crucial that we carefully and successfully deploy features that allow builders to build meaningful technology. Second to that, we want to promote adoption by making more teams aware of Polkadot and how they can leverage it to build their product. Part of this comes down to the outreach that I discussed before but a major part of it is much more community-driven and many members of the team focus on this.
We are also blessed to have an awesome community to make this process easier 🙂

Q: Where can a list of Polkadot's application-specific chains can be found?

A (Dieter): The best list right now is http://www.polkaproject.com/. This is a community-led effort and the team behind it has done a terrific job. We’re also working on providing our own resource for this and we’ll share that with the community when it’s ready.

Q: Could you explain the differences and similarities between Kusama and Polkadot?

A (Dieter): Kusama is fundamentally a less robust, faster-moving version of Polkadot with less economic backing by validators. It is less robust since we will be deploying new technology to Kusama before Polkadot so it may break more frequently. It has less economic backing than Polkadot, so a network takeover is easier on Kusama than on Polkadot, lending itself more to use cases without the need for bank-like security.
In exchange for lower security and robustness, we expect the cost of a parachain lease to be lower on Kusama than Polkadot. Polkadot will always be 100% focused on security and robustness and I expect that applications that deal with high-value transactions such as those in the DeFi space will always want a Polkadot deployment, I think there will be a market for applications that are willing to trade cheap, high throughput for lower security and robustness such as those in the gaming, content distribution or social networking sectors. Check out - https://polkadot.network/kusama-polkadot-comparing-the-cousins/ for more detailed info!

Q: and for what reasons would a developer choose one over the other?

A (Dieter): Firstly, I see some earlier stage teams who are still iterating on their technology choosing to deploy to Kusama exclusively because of its lower-stakes, faster moving environment where it will be easier for them to iterate on their technology and build their user base. These will likely encompass the above sectors I identified earlier. To these teams, Polkadot becomes an eventual upgrade path for them if, and when, they are able to perfect their product, build a larger community of users and start to need the increased stability and security that Polkadot will provide.
Secondly, I suspect many teams who have their main deployment on Polkadot will also have an additional deployment on Kusama to allow them to test new features, either their tech or changes to the network, before these are deployed to Polkadot mainnet.

Logan Saether, Technical Education, Web3 Foundation

Q: Sweet, let's move over to Logan. Logan - could you introduce yourself, your background, and your role within the Polkadot ecosystem?

A (Logan): My initial involvement in the industry was as a smart contract engineer. During this time I worked on a few projects, including a reboot of the Ethereum Alarm Clock project originally by Piper Merriam. However, I had some frustrations at the time with the limitations of the EVM environment and began to look at other tools which could help me build the projects that I envisioned. This led to me looking at Substrate and completing a bounty for Web3 Foundation, after which I applied and joined the Technical Education team. My responsibilities at the Technical Education team include maintaining the Polkadot Wiki as a source of truth on the Polkadot ecosystem, creating example applications, writing technical documentation, giving talks and workshops, as well as helping initiatives such as the Thousand Validator Programme.

Q: The first technical question submitted for you was: "When will an official Polkadot mobile wallet appear?"

A (Logan): There is already an “official” wallet from Parity Technologies called the Parity Signer. Parity Signer allows you to keep your private keys on an air-gapped mobile device and to interactively sign messages using web interfaces such as Polkadot JS Apps. If you’re looking for something that is more of an interface to the blockchain as well as a wallet, you might be interested in PolkaWallet which is a community team that is building a full mobile interface for Polkadot.
For more information on Parity Signer check out the website: https://www.parity.io/signe

Q: Great thanks...our next question is: If someone already developed an application to run on Ethereum, but wants the interoperability that Polkadot will offer, are there any advantages to rebuilding with Substrate to run as a parachain on the Polkadot network instead of just keeping it on Ethereum and using the Ethereum bridge for use with Polkadot?

A (Logan): Yes, the advantage you would get from building on Substrate is more control over how your application will interact with the greater Polkadot ecosystem, as well as a larger design canvas for future iterations of your application.
Using an Ethereum bridge will probably have more cross chain latency than using a Polkadot parachain directly. The reason for this is due to the nature of Ethereum’s separate consensus protocol from Polkadot. For parachains, messages can be sent to be included in the next block with guarantees that they will be delivered. On bridged chains, your application will need to go through more routes in order to execute on the desired destination. It must first route from your application on Ethereum to the Ethereum bridge parachain, and afterward dispatch the XCMP message from the Polkadot side of the parachain. In other words, an application on Ethereum would first need to cross the bridge then send a message, while an application as a parachain would only need to send the message without needing to route across an external bridge.

Q: DOT transfers won't go live until Web3 removes the Sudo module and token holders approve the proposal to unlock them. But when will staking rewards start to be distributed? Will it have to after token transfers unlock? Or will accounts be able to accumulate rewards (still locked) once the network transitions to NPoS?

A (Logan): Staking rewards will be distributed starting with the transition to NPoS. Transfers will still be locked during the beginning of this phase, but reward payments are technically different from the normal transfer mechanism. You can read more about the launch process and steps at http://polkadot.network/launch-roadmap

Q: Next question is: I'm interested in how Cumulus/parachain development is going. ETA for when we will see the first parachain registered working on Kusama or some other public testnet like Westend maybe?

A (Logan): Parachains and Cumulus is a current high priority development objective of the Parity team. There have already been PoC parachains running with Cumulus on local testnets for months. The current work now is making the availability and validity subprotocols production ready in the Polkadot client. The best way to stay up to date would be to follow the project boards on GitHub that have delineated all of the tasks that should be done. Ideally, we can start seeing parachains on Westend soon with the first real parachains being deployed on Kusama thereafter.
The projects board can be viewed here: https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot/projects
Dan: Also...check out Basti's tweet from yesterday on the Cumulus topic: https://twitter.com/bkchstatus/1270479898696695808?s=20

Q: In what ways does Polkadot support smart contracts?

A (Logan): The philosophy behind the Polkadot Relay Chain is to be as minimal as possible, but allow arbitrary logic at the edges in the parachains. For this reason, Polkadot does not support smart contracts natively on the Relay Chain. However, it will support smart contracts on parachains. There are already a couple major initiatives out there. One initiative is to allow EVM contracts to be deployed on parachains, this includes the Substrate EVM module, Parity’s Frontier, and projects such as Moonbeam. Another initiative is to create a completely new smart contract stack that is native to Substrate. This includes the Substrate Contracts pallet, and the ink! DSL for writing smart contracts.
Learn more about Substrate's compatibility layer with Ethereum smart contracts here: https://github.com/paritytech/frontier

Will Pankiewicz, Master of Validators, Parity Technologies


Q: (Dan) Thanks for all the answers. Now we’ll start going through some staking questions with Will related to validating and nominating on Polkadot. Will - could you introduce yourself, your background, and your role within the Polkadot ecosystem?

A (Will): Sure thing. Like many others, Bitcoin drew me in back in 2013, but it wasn't until Ethereum came that I took the deep dive into working in the space full time. It was the financial infrastructure aspects of cryptocurrencies I was initially interested in, and first worked on dexes, algorithmic trading, and crypto funds. I really liked the idea of "Generalized Mining" that CoinFund came up with, and started to explore the whacky ways the crypto funds and others can both support ecosystems and be self-sustaining at the same time. This drew me to a lot of interesting experiments in what later became DeFi, as well as running validators on Proof of Stake networks. My role in the Polkadot ecosystem as “Master of Validators” is ensuring the needs of our validator community get met.

Q: Cool thanks. Our first community question was "Is it still more profitable to nominate the validators with lesser stake?"

A (Will): It depends on their commission, but generally yes it is more profitable to nominate validators with lesser stake. When validators have lesser stake, when you nominate them this makes your nomination stake a higher percentage of total stake. This means when rewards get distributed, it will be split more favorably toward you, as rewards are split by total stake percentage. Our entire rewards scheme is that every era (6 hours in Kusama, 24 hours in Polkadot), a certain amount of rewards get distributed, where that amount of rewards is dependent on the total amount of tokens staked for the entire network (50% of all tokens staked is currently optimal). These rewards from the end of an era get distributed roughly equally to all validators active in the validator set. The reward given to each validator is then split between the validators and all their nominators, determined by the total stake that each entity contributes. So if you contribute to a higher percentage of the total stake, you will earn more rewards.

Q: What does priority ranking under nominator addresses mean? For example, what does it mean that nominator A has priority 1 and nominator B has priority 6?

A (Will): Priority ranking is just the index of the nomination that gets stored on chain. It has no effect on how stake gets distributed in Phragmen or how rewards get calculated. This is only the order that the nominator chose their validators. The way that stake from a nominator gets distributed from a nominator to validators is via Phragmen, which is an algorithm that will optimally put stake behind validators so that distribution is roughly equal to those that will get in the validator set. It will try to maximize the total amount at stake in the network and maximize the stake behind minimally staked validators.

Q: On Polkadot.js, what does it mean when there are nodes waiting on Polkadot?

**A (Will):**In Polkadot there is a fixed validator set size that is determined by governance. The way validators get in the active set is by having the highest amount of total stake relative to other validators. So if the validator set size is 100, the top 100 validators by total stake will be in the validator set. Those not active in the validator set will be considered “waiting”.

Q: Another question...Is it necessary to become a waiting validator node right now?

A (Will): It's not necessary, but highly encouraged if you actively want to validate on Polkadot. The longer you are in the waiting tab, the longer you get exposure to nominators that may nominate you.

Q: Will current validators for Kusama also validate for Polkadot? How strongly should I consider their history (with Kusama) when looking to nominate a good validator for DOTs?

A (Will): A lot of Kusama validators will also be validators for Polkadot, as KSM was initially distributed to DOT holders. The early Kusama Validators will also likely be the first Polkadot validators. Being a Kusama validator should be a strong indicator for who to nominate on Polkadot, as the chaos that has ensued with Kusama has allowed validators to battle test their infrastructure. Kusama validators by now are very familiar with tooling, block explorers, terminology, common errors, log formats, upgrades, backups, and other aspects of node operation. This gives them an edge against Polkadot validators that may be new to the ecosystem. You should strongly consider well known Kusama validators when making your choices as a nominator on Polkadot.

Q: Can you go into more details about the process for becoming a DOT validator? Is it similar as the KSM 1000 validators program?

A (Will): The Process for becoming a DOT validators is first to have DOTs. You cannot be a validator without DOTs, as DOTs are used to pay transaction fees, and the minimum amount of DOTs you need is enough to create a validate transaction. After obtaining enough DOTs, you will need to set up your validator infrastructure. Ideally you should have a validator node with specs that match what we call standard hardware, as well as one or more sentry nodes to help isolate the validator node from attacks. After the infrastructure is up and running, you should have your Polkadot accounts set up right with a stash bonded to a controller account, and then submit a validate transaction, which will tell the network your nodes are ready to be a part of the network. You should then try and build a community around your validator to let others know you are trustworthy so that they will nominate you. The 1000 validators programme for Kusama is a programme that gives a certain amount of nominations from the Web3 Foundation and Parity to help bootstrap a community and reputation for validators. There may eventually be a similar type of programme for Polkadot as well.
Dan: Thanks a lot for all the answers, Will. That’s the end of the pre-submitted questions and now we’ll open the chat up to live Q&A, and our three team members will get through as many of your questions as possible.
We will take questions related to business development, technology, validating, and staking. For those wondering about DOT:
DOT tokens do not exist yet. Allocations of Polkadot's native DOT token are technically and legally non-transferable. Hence any publicized sale of DOTs is unsanctioned by Web3 Foundation and possibly fraudulent. Any official public sale of DOTs will be announced on the Web3 Foundation website. Polkadot’s launch process started in May and full network decentralization later this year, holders of DOT allocations will determine issuance and transferability. For those who participated in previous DOT sales, you can learn how to claim your DOTs here (https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/claims).


Telegram Community Follow-up Questions Addressed Below


Q: Polkadot looks good but it confuses me that there are so many other Blockchain projects. What should I pay attention in Polkadot to give it the importance it deserves? What are your planning to achieve with your project?

A (Will): Personally, what I think differentiates it is the governance process. Coordinating forkless upgrades and social coordination helps stand it apart.
A (Dieter): The wiki is awesome - https://wiki.polkadot.network/

Q: Over 10,000 ETH paid as a transaction fee , what if this happens on Polkadot? Is it possible we can go through governance to return it to the owner?

A: Anything is possible with governance including transaction reversals, if a network quorum is reached on a topic.
A (Logan): Polkadot transaction fees work differently than the fees on Ethereum so it's a bit more difficult to shoot yourself in the foot as the whale who sent this unfortunate transaction. See here for details on fees: https://w3f-research.readthedocs.io/en/latest/polkadot/Token%20Economics.html?highlight=transaction%20fees#relay-chain-transaction-fees-and-per-block-transaction-limits
However, there is a tip that the user can input themselves which they could accidentally set to a large amount. In this cases, yes, they could proposition governance to reduce the amount that was paid in the tip.

Q: What is the minimum ideal amount of DOT and KSM to have if you want to become a validator and how much technical knowledge do you need aside from following the docs?

A (Will): It depends on what the other validators in the ecosystem are staking as well as the validator set size. You just need to be in the top staking amount of the validator set size. So if its 100 validators, you need to be in the top 100 validators by stake.

Q: Will Web3 nominate validators? If yes, which criteria to be elected?

A (Will): Web 3 Foundation is running programs like the 1000 validators programme for Kusama. There's a possibility this will continue on for Polkadot as well after transfers are enabled. https://thousand-validators.kusama.network/#/
You will need to be an active validator to earn rewards. Only those active in the validator set earn rewards. I would recommend checking out parts of the wiki: https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/maintain-guides-validator-payout

Q: Is it possible to implement hastables or dag with substrate?

A (Logan): Yes.

Q: Polkadot project looks very futuristic! But, could you tell us the main role of DOT Tokens in the Polkadot Ecosystem?

A (Dan): That's a good question. The short answer is Staking, Governance, Bonding. More here: http://polkadot.network/dot-token

Q: How did you manage to prove that the consensus protocol is safe and unbreakable mathematically?

A (Dieter): We have a research teams of over a dozen scientists with PhDs and post-docs in cryptography and distributed computing who do thorough theoretical analyses on all the protocols used in Polkadot

Q: What are the prospects for NFT?

A: Already being built 🙂

Q: What will be Polkadot next roadmap for 2020 ?

A (Dieter): Building. But seriously - we will continue to add many more features and upgrades to Polkadot as well as continue to strongly focus on adoption from other builders in the ecosystem 🙂
A (Will): https://polkadot.network/launch-roadmap/
This is the launch roadmap. Ideally adding parachains and xcmp towards the end of the year

Q: How Do you stay active in terms of marketing developments during this PANDEMIC? Because I'm sure you're very excited to promote more after this settles down.

A (Dan): The main impact of covid was the impact on in-person events. We have been very active on Crowdcast for webinars since 2019, so it was quite the smooth transition to all-online events. You can see our 40+ past event recordings and follow us on Crowdcast here: https://www.crowdcast.io/polkadot. If you're interested in following our emails for updates (including online events), subscribe here: https://info.polkadot.network/subscribe

Q: Hi, who do you think is your biggest competitor in the space?

A (Dan): Polkadot is a metaprotocol that hasn't been seen in the industry up until this point. We hope to elevate the industry by providing interoperability between all major public networks as well as private blockchains.

Q: Is Polkadot a friend or competitor of Ethereum?

A: Polkadot aims to elevate the whole blockchain space with serious advancements in interoperability, governance and beyond :)

Q: When will there be hardware wallet support?

A (Will): Parity Signer works well for now. Other hardware wallets will be added pretty soon

Q: What are the attractive feature of DOT project that can attract any new users ?

A: https://polkadot.network/what-is-polkadot-a-brief-introduction/
A (Will): Buidling parachains with cross chain messaging + bridges to other chains I think will be a very appealing feature for developers

Q: According to you how much time will it take for Polkadot to get into mainstream adoption and execute all the plans set for this project?

A: We are solving many problems that have held back the blockchain industry up until now. Here is a summary in basic terms:
https://preview.redd.it/ls7i0bpm8p951.png?width=752&format=png&auto=webp&s=a8eb7bf26eac964f6b9056aa91924685ff359536

Q: When will bitpie or imtoken support DOT?

A: We are working on integrations on all the biggest and best wallet providers. ;)

Q: What event/call can we track to catch a switch to nPOS? Is it only force_new_era call? Thanks.

A (Will): If you're on riot, useful channels to follow for updates like this are #polkabot:matrix.org and #polkadot-announcements:matrix.parity.io
A (Logan): Yes this is the trigger for initiating the switch to NPoS. You can also poll the ForceEra storage for when it changes to ForceNew.

Q: What strategy will the Polkadot Team use to make new users trust its platform and be part of it?

A (Will): Pushing bleeding edge cryptography from web 3 foundation research
A (Dan): https://t.me/PolkadotOfficial/43378

Q: What technology stands behind and What are its advantages?

A (Dieter): Check out https://polkadot.network/technology/ for more info on our tech stack!

Q: What problems do you see occurring in the blockchain industry nowadays and how does your project aims to solve these problems?

A (Will): Governance I see as a huge problem. For example upgrading Bitcoin and making decisions for changing things is a very challenging process. We have robust systems of on-chain governance to help solve these coordination problems

Q: How involved are the Polkadot partners? Are they helping with the development?

A (Dieter): There are a variety of groups building in the Polkadot ecosystem. Check out http://www.polkaproject.com/ for a great list.

Q: Can you explain the role of the treasury in Polkadot?

A (Will): The treasury is for projects or people that want to build things, but don't want to go through the formal legal process of raising funds from VCs or grants or what have you. You can get paid by the community to build projects for the community.
A: There’s a whole section on the wiki about the treasury and how it functions here https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/mirror-learn-treasury#docsNav

Q: Any plan to introduce Polkadot on Asia, or rising market on Asia?

**A (Will):**We're globally focused

Q: What kind of impact do you expect from the Council? Although it would be elected by token holders, what kind of people you wish to see there?

A (Will): Community focused individuals like u/jam10o that want to see cool things get built and cool communities form

If you have further questions, please ask in the official Polkadot Telegram channel.
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[Opinion] TOP 15 MICROCAP GEMS 2020

I've taken some free time to research some of the microcap tokens in CMC & Coingecko and came up with a small list of gems that should be on everyone's radar. I do hope everyone’s well & kicking during this Covid-19 crisis. It will pass like how we've conquered the previous pandemics. Meanwhile, do your part, & stay HOME!
I define microcap anything below 20 million market cap OR is at least 200+ in its market cap ranking and this article is solely picked out from the crypto twitter community.
For any business-related matters, you can shoot me an email here. If you're a microcap gem hunter, feel free to join us and contribute to this chat.
In no particular order, we have
1. PhoenixDAO ($PHNX)
Let me begin with a fairly low market cap that is unique and interesting. PhoenixDAO is a decentralized open-source blockchain project that was a relaunch of the Hydro Ecosystem to bring decentralization and more power back to the community. They forked the open-source Project Hydro protocols such as Identity, Security, Tokenization just to name a few. These set of protocol solutions (smart contracts) are still based on top of Ethereum to create a simpler, fairer, and more decentralized ecosystem for all.
Features of PhoenixDAO in comparison to Hydro:
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What is interesting about this project is that they're offering 6 solutions housed under a single PHNX ecosystem. Better yet, Numio is a private company in a service agreement with the foundation to enhance the ecosystem whilst implementing PHNX tokens into their DeFi products (Pay & Vault). Read more about the agreement here.
Here is where it becomes even more interesting. PHNX inherited the identity management and aggregation framework on the Ethereum blockchain called ERC-1484, which allows gas-less or feeless transactions using the method called Meta transactions within their dApps. This is made possible through meta-transactions of the ERC-1484. Now, with this technology, companies like Numio can build dApps that send money, at competitive fees, anywhere in the world which should be available in the iOS app store and the Android store.
The PhoenixDAO will feature voting rights, staking mechanism, dApp store, community proposals & other incentives. This translates to giving the community the power to decide where the foundation should head while maintaining a decentralized ecosystem. To dive deeper into the Phoenix DAO, read this comprehensive & first look into it! Imagine getting in early on MKR & KNC, this alt is a MUST HAVE in your bag!

TG.Twitter.Website.Uniswap.

2. Sparkpoint ($SRK)
Sparkpoint is another microcap gem you wouldn’t want to miss. This is one of those altcoins that have multiple products in their ecosystem. One of the games I enjoyed the most is their first-ever Blockchain game in the Philippines - the Crypto Slicer. This game allows you to earn crypto & NFTs as you progress throughout the game. Check out these tradeable NFTs here!
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Link to IMG.
That is not the only thing to be hyped about this company, there are also DeFi features such as their SparkPoint wallet which allows the staking of their native token, and much more!

TG.Twitter.Website.Uniswap.

3. Ferrum Network ($FRM)
Next on our list is Ferrum Network (FRM), which is another Microcap DeFi & fintech company tackling the finance industry by providing emerging markets financial products with the help of innovative technologies such as Blockchain. To seal the deal as a MUST HAVE ALT, Chico Crypto covered Ferrum Network right below!
With the LOW token supply, the strong team behind the company, unparalleled upside potential in the Defi space, $FRM is one of those bags you must get in these times of the red dot. With token benefits such as staking and its multiple products, FRM isn't one gem to be missed.

TG.Twitter.Website.Uniswap.

4. Rapids ($RPD)
In brief, Rapids is a decentralized open-source project combining both blockchain and social media technology employing the utilization of the RPD coin in the ecosystem. Rapids run on the proof of stake consensus protocol using the QUARK algorithm to reward 30% Staking and 60% Masternodes.
Rapids developed one of the most community-driven coins out there in the market. Many of the big holders offer airdrops and giveaways on Twitter to boost community growth and engagement. In addition, they have collaborated with air coins and the community members are given the opportunity to collect RPD tokens while on the move.
Rapids has positioned itself fairly well in the social networking game, it would be exciting to see the project play out given that it has such a low market capitulation of only USD$475,894. So, this is a coin to watch in 2020.

TG.Twitter.Website.

5. Energy Web Token ($EWT)
Energy Web Token is an open-source enterprise-level blockchain that’s disrupting the energy sector which is trusted by leading industry energy leaders.
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Their suite of products includes SDKs, APIs that allow the connectivity to the blockchain and digitally track low-carbon electricity systems. This is done by introducing their technology which allows developers to use these SDKs to build new digital solutions that help communities, nations, companies, and the world in the energy sector. The technology is vast and comprehensive in the approach to tackle the problem which makes EWT one to watch out for.

TG.Twitter.Website.Uniswap.

6. Banano ($BAN)
The Banano network operates in DAG technology and boasts itself as the 4th generation cryptocurrency that offers fee-less transactions in its ecosystem. $BAN is a meme coin and is a fork of the Nano blockchain, but what caught my attention is the strong underlying community members supporting the project.
They've first caught my attention on p0x, and upon joining their community I was astounded. The real heart of the project lies heavily in its community, which reminded me of the earlier times I first joined the Dogecoin community. With activities such as tip bots, Reddit contents, faucet games, meme generation and rewarded QnAs - I'd say they're one of the more lit TG communities not very far from $LINK and $DOGE.
Products wise; they've recently moved over to their mainnet and released products like Kalium, Banano's official wallet app available both on the iOS and Android store where you can send and receive banano.
They also have similar visual account representatives called monKeys which are unique to their banana address & gives each individual their unique digital character, which I found adorable.
While similar to $DOGE, Banano offers more solid fundamentals as evident from the product launches and being a fork of Nano. While DOGE already withstood the test of time, it will be interesting to watch the growth of Banano this 2020 EOY.

TG.Twitter.Website.

7. CurioInvest ($CUR)
CurioInvest is a platform that allows the tokenization of real-world assets, not just cars as advertised on the website. This new Gem is on our radar because the tokenization of cars is disrupting a multi-billion industry that will be accessible to the public mass. Not only that, but we also enjoy the staking benefits, low market capitalization, & the low token supply (2,000,000). Curio will also be launching a CurioDAO using CUR as a utility token, built on Aragon which will provide token holders voting and governance rights. Staking opportunities will also be available in their suite of DeFi platforms.
Blockchain has made endless possibilities and with Curio’s platform, owning a Ferrari, Real Estate, Gold, ETFs will be simple. The digital ownership of the car can also be traded across the platform for digital assets (BTC, ETH, CUR) or into fiat.
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Now that decentralized finance (DeFi) is in the spotlight, it will be worth it to bag up a few of these tokens in light of the next altcoin season. Lastly, a little birdie told me there are rumors up for this HOT crypto GEM company - do check out this thread on 4chan.

TG.Twitter.Website.

8. Sylo ($SYLO)
Sylo is one of the newest projects in the space, and Sylo is its native token that runs in the ecosystem. Their protocol involves the next-generation communication platform that allows users to tap into blockchain while remaining scalable for the millions of users projected in the future. The network also remains decentralized as it uses customers’ computational power while being rewarded for providing the software capabilities.
Now, what's exciting is that Sylo is partnered with Coca Cola! Check out the article here. And lastly, SYLO is deeply connected to large brands through Centrapay! Definitely a coin to bag in. See you on the moon.

TG.Twitter.Website.Uniswap.Kucoin.

9. Sentivate ($SNTVT)
Sentivate caught my attention when Chico Crypto first introduced this token on his youtube as his top altcoin pick that will explode.
While the product they're developing (a Hybrid web browser, hybrid applications) is centralized based, they have a pretty way of convincing that the best solution to fixing the internet is having a hybrid web instead of a decentralized web. Sentivate argues that a decentralized web is slow and is not optimal for use in the future from a scalability standpoint. In their proposed solution, they offer an ecosystem that offers both centralization and decentralization which makes sentivate truly standout.
They are the first project in the cryptoverse that has ever commingled both decentralization and centralization which makes it one of the most phenomenal and exciting projects to look out for.

TG.Twitter.Website.Uniswap.

10. DAPS Coin ($DAPS)
This is one of my favorite coins of all & the all-time TOP privacy altcoin gem, DAPS. It is another community-driven token that is always popping up everywhere on Twitter. DECENTRALIZED ANONYMOUS PAYMENT SYSTEM or DAPS for short is exactly what its name is; an anonymous payment system that is secure and scalable which boasts itself in technology that is derived from both PIVX and Monero. Making it the first crypto project that combined two technological leaders in their niche.
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The chain is validated via a one-of-a-kind hybrid consensus protocol model of PoW (proof-of-work), PoS (proof-of-stake), and PoA (proof-of-audit), a proposed solution by DAPS team to solve the 'Trust problem'.
The solution presented is unique and definitely groundbreaking from a technical perspective, making DAPS one of the most anticipated performers of 2020. DAPS coin has already challenged the TOP 50 of CMC by making use of old tech and combining them to formulate a synthesized powerhouse protocol. This coin is in the bag.

TG.Twitter.Website.

11. Chromia ($CHR)
This GEM is currently one of the highest in terms of market capitalization but still fulfills our criteria as a micro-cap. This is something new and fresh off the shelves with an idea of relational blockchain. This combines the idea of relational databases & the concept of blockchain. These combinations of the two innovative technologies create a smoother, more efficient ecosystem of dApps & acts as a Layer-2 of the Ethereum Network.
The team also announced a recent token burn in this article. The team also plans to launch a staking mechanism in their ecosystem and the Chromia mainnet will be available in Q3 2020. As of writing, the chart of CHR has been in constant increment and forming a beautiful arc-shaped parabola that indicates investors flocking.
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TG.Twitter.Website.Binance.Kucoin.

12. LTO Network ($LTO)
LTO Network is a hybrid network and platform built for business-to-business to boost efficiency and enhance the collaborative approach. The platform allows safe collaboration between businesses whilst binding rules in the form of smart contracts. LTO network currently has two products; Proof Engine and Workflow Engine. The workflow engine is built on a scalable, private permissionless, and on a computational model called Finite State Machines. With a unique tech, forward-looking team, and strong community - LTO is one to be in your watchlist.

TG.Twitter.Website. Binance.

13. Verasity ($VRA)
In brief, VRA is an attention-based platform for video rewards in the form of VRA tokens, making it similar to BAT one way or another. However, Verasity has already established plugins for reward distribution on Entertainment giants such as
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Their ecosystem is summed up in this pictorial depiction.
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Verasity also has its staking platform where you can earn 0.1% daily tokens based on your staked amount. With these global giants already integrated with the VRA reward system, more & more people will begin to obtain VRA tokens just like BAT. With a groundbreaking innovation in the video industry, this token is not far from clawing itself up the top 100.

TG.Twitter.Website.Uniswap.Kucoin.

14. Hydro ($HYDRO)
Hydro has been in the space since the 2nd quarter of 2018 & has made significant progress at the protocol level. With a new turnover of team members, the core team is growing at an exponential rate, it would be interesting to watch as they revive the team & project as a whole, and onboard as many developers to build with their COMPLETE suite of protocols available on Github. These tools are sufficient to create some of the most groundbreaking Defi, Blockchain, & Tokenization products.

TG.Twitter.Website.

15. Brickblock ($BBK)
This token has been on my radar for a long time now, and I have also written a comprehensive article on it already so I will keep this short and simple.
Brickblock is a platform that leverages blockchain and provides access for users to invest cryptocurrency in tokenized real-world assets such as real estate, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), paintings. Brickblock, however, is focussing on obtaining clients in the real estate industry.
They've recently made their first tokenized transaction in their platform and the fees are distributed in the form of ACT tokens which are backed by ETH (fixed ratio 1000 ACT for 1 ETH).
Simply put, it's a staking (activating of tokens) platform and the rewards are highly dependent on its platform liquidity. Brickblock already has it's staking platform live but it is awaiting more ACT earnings after raising funds from more real-estate assets.
Brickblock's transactions go by millions if not by hundreds of thousand dollars, if this project lifts off, the staking rewards will be one of the biggest in the industry. The assets being traded are real estate properties and exchanging hands in the form of millions. A small big of Brickblock might go a long mile in the future.

TG.Twitter.Website.

*Disclaimer: Cryptocurrency & penny cryptos are highly volatile & risky assets. Please do your own research before investing. This article does not serve as a financial advice. All content found in this article is purely the author's opinion and NONE of the companies mentioned in this article paid to be mentioned.
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