Coinbase has added Twitter’s former vice president of operations and user services to its team in an effort to improve its customer service.
The SEC is investigating companies that have made recent waves in markets with their public pivots toward blockchain.
The price of bitcoin is down more than 10% today, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R.-Fl) and Robert Menendez (D.-NJ) have denounced Venezuela’s planned cryptocurrency in a new letter.
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(ASEAN – January 22, 2018) Dragon Inc. is now officially ready to launch its Casino & VIP rooms blockchain-based solution after successfully raising more than USD $6 million in Pre-Token Sale funding for their project in December 2017.
Leading the Path to the Largest Token Sale of $500,000,000
Together with the USD $265 million already raised from institutional investors, and the USD $48 million raised from a closed Pre-Sale, Dragon Inc has now raised USD $320 million in capital before the Public Token Sale opens – already making this the biggest crowdsale to-date.
Paul Moynan, Co-Founder of Dragon Inc., says:
With the start of 2018 we must look back at 2017 and give heartfelt thanks to our supporters, both internal and externally. Dragon would not be where we are today without the on-going sharing of knowledge and amazing support they have received to create a truly remarkable Dragon community and allow Dragon to rise across the international stage.
With the momentum growing across the Blockchain and gaming industry related sectors alike we find the Dragon Blockchain ecosystem becoming the entertainment token of choice. Paul, Co-Founder of Dragon Inc. says:
While mass adoption of our platform has seen both Chris and I clocking up some serious air miles across Asia, our success is due to the constant and diligent support of our team and our advisors.
Dragon started 2018 in truly amazing fashion, from the success of their pre-sale and early supporters to seeing its market cap surpass 500,000,000 USD to its highest point to date of 2.4 Billion USD all within the first 10 days of January. This is a true testament to the Dragon Community and the team over at Ethereum for giving Dragon the platform to rise and realize our global potential.
Dragon’s journey so far has seen its founders fostering new relationships across Southeast Asia, honoured to meet industry leaders, innovators and key players within the Blockchain and entertainment industry.
Chris Ahmad, CEO and Co-Founder of Dragon Inc., says:
The greatest part of our journey so far has to be meeting with skeptics and winning them over to become ambassadors for Dragon, adding to the Dragons confidence along with the 15,000 plus in our growing community.
January has seen a regional roll out with Dragon’s strategic partnerships with well established and new to market Exchanges, the development and soon to be released Dragon wallet, and several joint ventures across Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong. All of these are playing key roles towards the preparation of Dragon Public Token Sale which launches on the 15th of February in time to celebrate Chinese New year and usher in good fortune and prosperity across the world.
The Dragon family is working tirelessly across US, Russia, India, Japan and Asia. This week is the start of both the world economic forum and the Crypto HQ forum taking place at Davos. Dragon ambassadors will be on hand to promote and answer questions for both events, and Dragon looks forward to supporting further growth and development of Blockchain at many more key events this year.
If you’d like to learn more about the company’s ecosystem, solution and intellectual property, please visit Dragon Inc’s website https://drgtoken.io and follow all the latest updates on Dragon’s Telegram channel.
Images courtesy of Dragon Inc.
Melbourne, 22 January 2018: Health and wellness app Lympo1 is set to fire the starting gun on its token pre-sale, as crypto analysts flag Lympo as one to watch.
Lympo has shot up the leaderboard on one of the most reputable ICO analysis sites, ICObench, which rates ICOs based on a consensus of expert opinion from around the world.
ICObench is unique in that only experts in the relevant fields can review the different projects and decide on the ratings.2
Lympo CEO and founder Ada Jonuse said:
Lympo is ranked amongst the top two in the sports sector and the top four in the health sector, which is giving us a high level of confidence in the lead up to our token pre-sale.
Lympo will be releasing 150 million Lympo tokens (LYM), in the pre-sale which ends on the 3rd of February, or when the hard cap is reached.
Ms. Jonuse said:
Lympo’s key difference is that our platform syncs with most apps and wearable devices to track health and wellness data, whereas Sweatcoin uses data from its own custom app.
The Lympo app is a digital health and wellness wallet that tracks workout data via smartphones and wearables, rewarding users with Lympo tokens when they hit their fitness and mindfulness targets. Tokens awarded can be used to purchase health products and services.
Ms. Jonuse said:
We are already in talks with an insurtech company that’s backing our technology as a way for health insurers to reward healthy lifestyles, in a similar way to car insurers that offer no claim bonuses for good driving.
The Lympo tokens earned for being healthy can be sold, transferred or used to buy more goods and services within the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Ms. Jonuse said:
We like to think of Lympo as the Bitcoin of fitness. We are putting burpees on the Blockchain and offering crypto for crunches.
The Lympo ecosystem is powered by user-generated and user-controlled data created through the app, capitalizing on the free flow of data curated through the hands of users instead of companies.
Ms. Jonuse said:
Everyday, people are sharing their personal data online through Facebook, Google and many other applications, and yet they aren’t rewarded for divulging this information. Lympo turns this model on its head, instead rewarding health and wellness users for sharing their personal data.
The unique Lympo model will also see some of the Lympo tokens reserved for the Blockchain for Sports Foundation, which supports sporting events and initiatives across the globe.
Earlier this month, Lympo announced poker player, politician and philanthropist Antanas Guoga (aka Tony G) as the head of its Blockchain for Sports Foundation.
The Lympo token pre-sale begins Tuesday, January 23, at 12:00 (GMT+1).
More information can be found at www.lympo.io
About the Lympo app
The Lympo app is a health and wellbeing wallet that rewards users with Lympo tokens (LYM) for sharing and achieving their health goals. It is part of a Lympo ecosystem for health and fitness data sharing including all industry players: personal trainers, gyms, sports and wellness businesses and health insurances.
By tracking fitness and wellness data on smartphones and wearables, Lympo aims to build healthy lifestyles and grow the Lympo community. Tokens earned can be used to pay for fitness, wellness and other health-enhancing products and services.
When users sign up to the app, they will be able to aggregate and later monetize their health and sports data, allowing them to interact with health insurances, sports and wellness businesses and employers who want to encourage their staff to remain healthy.
About Lympo Blockchain for Sports Foundation
The aim of the Lympo Blockchain for Sports Foundation is to support sporting events and initiatives around the world while promoting the Lympo app and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
Some of the Lympo tokens will be reserved for the Sports Foundation, which will be overseen by a board made up of famous athletes, Lympo partners, and leaders in sports communities from various countries.
Lympo token holders owning a considerable amount of tokens will be invited to vote on funding proposals.
For further information, please contact:
+61 411 272 366
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An older Bitcoin conspiracy has resurfaced in which the 16th century seer Nostradamus supposedly foresaw Bitcoin.
It seems that a day can not pass in the last week without another Bitcoin conspiracy raising its head. First, we had the co-founder of Kaspersky Labs say that the cryptocurrency was created by US intelligence agencies. Then we had a UFO-themed YouTube channel claim that a rogue AI created Bitcoin, which was followed by another video saying that aliens were responsible. The latest one making the rounds is that Nostradamus foresaw the creation of Bitcoin way back in the 16th century.
Foreseeing the Future
Nostradamus was an author and astrological consultant who lived in 16th century France. He is famous for supposedly predicting many future events in the many different quatrains he wrote down. Supposedly, he envisioned the rise of Hitler, the French Revolution, both World Wars, and even the Challenger shuttle disaster.
However, some are suggesting that we can now add Bitcoin to that list of prophecies. A number of users on Reddit a few years back submitted the Bitcoin conspiracy that Nostradamus foretold the creation of the crypto. Now such views have resurfaced in a number of media outlets, presumably because Bitcoin had a banner year in 2017.
The Bitcoin Quatrains?
A Reddit user by the name of Viper2097 posted a quatrain by Nostradamus to supposedly show that the cryptocurrency was foretold centuries ago. Here are some of the pertinent parts:
Alas, how we will see a great nation sorely troubled and the holy law in utter ruin. Christianity (governed) throughout by other laws, when a new source of gold and silver is discovered.
Through lightning in the arch gold and silver melted, Of two captives one will eat the other: The greatest one of the city stretched out, When submerged the fleet will swim.
They will prepare idols of Kings and Princes, Soothsayers and empty prophets elevated: Horn, victim of gold, and azure, dazzling, The soothsayers will be interpreted.
The great credit of gold and abundance of silver will cause honour to be blinded by lust; the offence of the adulterer will become known, which will occur to his great dishonour.
The copies of gold and silver inflated, which after the theft were thrown into the lake, at the discovery that all is exhausted and dissipated by the debt. All scrips and bonds will be wiped out.
Another Reddit user, Gritbits, suggested that Satoshi Nakamoto was foreseen by Nostradamus with the following prophecy:
Born in the shadows and during a dark day, He will be sovereign in realm and goodness: He will cause his blood to rise again in the ancient urn, Renewing the age of gold for that of brass.
While an interesting thought, the reality is that the prophecies written down by Nostradamus are insanely vague. This means that they can be endlessly twisted to suit anybody’s needs. Compounding the issue is that most translations of his writings are very poor, which makes his actual words and meanings essentially impossible to know.
The only prophecy I’m interested in is how long I should hodl my bitcoins for and any future ups-and-downs that the cryptocurrency will go through. As for conspiracies surrounding the creation of Bitcoin, I can’t wait to see what floats up next. Perhaps survivors of lost Atlantis?
Do you have a favorite Bitcoin conspiracy? Let us know in the comments below.
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INS Ecosystem directly connecting manufacturers and consumers via blockchain gains international crypto-exchange recognition – Cobinhood, Mercatox & Coinrail to list in January.
Moscow, January 16, 2018: INS Ecosystem, an IT platform directly connecting manufacturers and consumers, allowing the latter to save up to 30% on everyday grocery e-shopping has gained an international crypto-exchange recognition.
INS token is available to trade for BTC and ETH on Binance, world’s Top-1 exchange by trading volume. INS is also traded on some of the fast-growing Top-10/30 crypto-exchanges, including KuCoin, a #4 worldwide trading volume OKEx, and EtherDelta.
INS is now on its way to get the confirmed listing on Mercatox, Cobinhood, and Coinrail during January 2018. INS team is negotiating the new listings, including 5 out of the world’s Top-20 crypto-exchanges.
Peter Fedchenkov, INS Ecosystem co-founder, commented:
Providing new convenient ways to purchase INS token is a key part of our plans to increase the adoption of INS Ecosystem, making the tokens accessible to a wide audience.
We want to thank our colleagues and our partners for the high level of professionalism and perfect work they put into developing their exchanges. The listed are some of the most demanded exchanges by our community, holding the leading positions on a number of major traded crypto-assets.
This is without a doubt a great milestone for our project that wouldn’t be possible without our community. Many great things are yet to come, including other Top-10 listings to be declared. Stay tuned for our updates in social media and telegram, we will be sharing more interesting news about our progress and plans for the future”.
INS Ecosystem has recently declared its 4-week ICO to conclude a total of $ 41,5M backed by a 28,8M INS token supply. INS roadmap implies the platform to come live Q4-2018, while INS team will choose the starting expansion points based on population size, income level, and grocery market ratio. Preliminary list of target cities includes New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
Images courtesy of INS Ecosystem
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Feeling lucky? We certainly were when Bitcoinist had the opportunity to sit down with the team behind the hot new blockchain-based international lottery, BitPlay.Club.
The crypto community is abuzz about BitPlay.Club, the new blockchain-based lottery players are flocking to in droves, thanks to an easy to use interface, better odds than many traditional lotteries, and an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability. Bitcoinist sat down with the platform’s team to learn more about what makes BitPlay.Club tick.
Bitcoinist: What made you decide to launch a blockchain-based Bitcoin lottery?
BP: When blockchain broke onto the scene, it began improving each and every area it touched. We saw the potential of this technology and we believed in it. Moreover, people are excited about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We are a young team but we are not a start-up, we made some successful projects before and a few years ago we came up with the idea of creating the bitcoin-based lottery with the draws based on blockchain, so people could trust it. It took quite a while to start working on our idea and turn it into a reality, but here we are – Bitplay Club is ready to go public!
Bitcoinist: What is your team’s experience in the blockchain and online gaming space?
BP: Some of our team members have worked for online casinos in the past. Those casinos didn’t have provably fair algorithms, and nobody understands more than we do how important it is to show people transparent results and prove that they can trust your service because that was one of the most common questions from the casino customers.
Bitcoinist: What makes Bitplay Club different from other Bitcoin lotteries?
BP: Well, that’s a good question. You know, everybody has their own preferences when it comes to what appeals to them. Websites, services, and Bitcoin lotteries are no exception. Some people prefer one website design more than others, or find Service A easier to use than Service B. Some customers of ours prefer better Jackpot odds. Our jackpot is constantly growing and we are serious about leading a large part of the gambling market with new game releases, jackpot growth, and constant platform improvements.
Bitcoinist: What payment methods do you currently accept?
BP: We accept only Bitcoin payments at the moment, but we’re working on a currency exchange service that will be live soon. It will allow our customers to exchange different altcoins for BTC, which will be added to their Bitplay Club account balance. Everything is integrated so people don’t need to leave our website. Also, we will be adding Visa and Mastercard payments integration in about a month or so.
Bitcoinist: What is a 6-45 lottery?
BP: 6-45 lottery is a classic lottery where you need to pick 6 numbers out of 45 and wait for the results of the draw which is held once a day. We have improved on the 6-45 game, however, by adding a System Game feature where players can pick additional numbers and the system will generate all possible 6-number combinations from all the numbers that you’ve chosen. Also, users can choose to participate in a specified number of consecutive draws with the same ticket. Jackpot odds for this game are 1:8145060. Let’s call it our flagman, it’s simple, it has a nice jackpot which will be growing and it has nice jackpot odds compared to Powerball, for example.
Bitcoinist: Do you have a referral program?
BP: Of course, we give out 5% of each ticket sold to our referral partners plus we will be implementing additional features like free tickets for referring a certain number of clients.
Bitcoinist: How is the jackpot amount determined?
BP: So, for the 6-45 lottery we take 60% of each ticket sold for the prize pool increase while 30% of that 60% amount goes to jackpot increase and the rest goes to payout groups, depending on the quantity of number that you’ve guessed.
Bitcoinist: Do you have any promotions or special offers at the moment?
BP: We don’t have any yet but we are working on a new feature implementation – free tickets. We need to make some changes in the system prior releasing this feature but basically, people will be able to get free tickets on top of buying a certain number of tickets…everybody likes free stuff 🙂
Bitcoinist: What future plans does Bitplay Club have?
BP: We will be releasing at least two more games in the near future to meet the needs and preferences of all customers because some people prefer playing and winning anytime they can and not to wait for the results of a one draw per day. In the long term, we’ll be working hard on improving and marketing our platform so more people can enjoy playing an online lottery that is always fair and never rigged.
Ready to try your luck? Head on over to BitPlay.Club to get started. You can’t win if you don’t play!
Do you play the lottery? Have you played the lottery at BitPlay.Club? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.
Images courtesy of BitPlay.Club
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