Interview: NewsBTC talks to Keyrpto Team

Q: Keyrpto has an interesting tagline – “blockchain based e-commerce platform”. Is it same as enabling cryptocurrency payments for e-commerce or beyond that? Please explain.

A: Keyrpto is not just a platform using cryptocurrencies, it’s far beyond that. what we are trying to achieve here is to integrate the blockchain technology to e-commerce. such as; Smart Contract between buyer & seller which will provide complete transparency offered by transactions through blockchain. Every transaction is recorded and visible to the public. Moreover, Cost-effectiveness. Store owners accept cryptocurrencies with zero/very low fees by removing the middlemen/payment processors. We believe that blockchain can present endless opportunities for e-commerce.

Q: How does Keyrpto help the existing e-commerce vendors and buyers?

A: Keyrpto offers a unique concept for both parties. For sellers, Keyrpto helps to set up their online stores with a low cost & state-of-art tools. Moreover, a unique SEO which is designed to maximize profits and helps consumers to find products & services. For sellers, Keyrpto offers quick & secure crypto payment, easy-to-use search engine & more variety in product offerings. Moreover, discreet & privacy purchases.

Q: How do you compare Keyrpto with the likes of Open Bazaar?

A: Open Bazaar has already introduced crypto payment. However, in order to stay competitive in this area, we see Keyrpto as the natural extension and evolution of e-commerce, Keyrpto will unlock the door between the crypto payment and online marketplace.

Decentralization and the opportunities presented by the use of blockchain technology in e-commerce are endless.

Q: What are the commission or facilitation fees Keyrpto charges from the participants?

A: Meantime, we didn’t decide on Keyrpto’s fee. However, the platform is powered with KYT tokens, we will have some special offerings for KYT holders in setting up stores and transaction fees.

Q: You have a token sale going on. How much are you planning to raise? Where will the funds be used?

A: Our soft cap is US$ 3,000,000 and hard cap is US$ 5,100,000. We will use this fund to complete our platform, hiring more talents to join the team, initiating the app and launching a worldwide marketing campaign to make sure that Keyrpto is the new ebay of crypto marketplace.

Q: Would you like to share more information about the Keyrpto team and their expertise, and how they will put it to use in the project?

Our team consists of high performing and experienced professionals who specialize in Blockchain Technology, Software Developments, IT Infrastructure, Digital Marketing, and many more fields. We constantly looking for new talents to join our team. Moreover, our advisors are not only specialists in their own field, but also fully dedicated to ensuring the success of this project.

Q: When can we expect people to start using the platform?

A: By Q2, 2018, following our Beta launch, we will start accepting sellers to set up their stores and by Q4 2018, we will officially launch the platform so people can start to navigate through & shop online.

Q: How do you plan to get more people to use the platform? Do you have any partnerships or collaborations in mind?

A: We successfully teamed up with Afrimalin (www.Afrimalin.com). Afrimalin is a classified website with a large range of products and services focuses on French-speaking African countries, which will be the gate to enter the African market. Meantime, We are in process of partnerships with different e-commerce platforms around the globe to achieve our main goal which is the no.1 choice for crypto marketplace.

Q: Would you like to tell our readers anything more about the project?

A: Stay tuned! Keyrpto will change the game of e-commerce.

 


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Generally, when one thinks of blockchain the first thing that comes to mind is cryptocurrency. And this has hitherto been the best executed and most quickly adopted implementation of the blockchain. So, you might be forgiven. However, the fact that it has found the great majority of its success in one field does not preclude the fact that it might be even better adapted for another.

The blockchain allows for logical, seamless tracking of modifications and access to a piece of data. The ledger is essentially the perfect way to keep records and keep track of who has changed or access those records.

And at eHealth First we believe that the Blockchain is the ideal system for the management of healthcare records – even beyond just healthcare records, the blockchain could indeed lead to a veritable revolution of the healthcare industry. In much the same way that it is currently revolutionizing the financial industry.

The healthcare industry is currently facing a myriad of problems

The primary problem, and the one from which many of the following problems stem, is data asymmetry and lack of medical records continuity. Medicine is extremely specialized today and in the course of dealing with a single health problem, you will likely see several doctors. These doctors will build files on you and make decisions based off the data they have (generally you are required to fill out formulas or provide a paper copy of your medical record). Each doctor builds a file inserting his own findings, tests, etc. However, there is no one master copy! Every doctor builds a new file or is working off a partial file. Doctors cannot make well-informed decisions without all of your medical history.

This lack of communication between all nodes of interaction leads to massive problems with record continuity. If you are going to a specialist and you bring a copy of your record from your family physician but he’s missing the data on a compound fracture you had treated near the ski resort, then there is a large, potentially important, gap in the data.

This negatively affects wait times, cost, and quality of treatment

Since the doctors do not have all the data they might need, the wait times are going to be longer and the cost higher as they double check, re-verify, or even miss a problem and have to redo something or redevelop a treatment plan. Holes in your medical records are no joke. And the stakes can be high.

Luckily there is a solution

There is no central medical authority for keeping records in most countries, this makes the blockchain’s decentralized but secure aspect an ideal way to share, manage, update, and use medical records within the context of today’s healthcare system.

eHealth First offers a blockchain-based solution to this almost ubiquitous problem. By linking health records to the blockchain they can be used across today’s distributed healthcare network and accessed by doctors who don’t know but still need to see their work. This will lead to fewer tests having to be reproduced, fewer complications arising from medications, shorter wait times, and more accurate diagnoses of present problems in the context of past issues. Due to the nature of blockchain the time, date, and location of updates to the record will naturally be included as well allowing a doctor to build a timeline of your health history.

If there is one industry in the world that is particularly suited to the uniquely secure-but-distributed nature of the blockchain, it is healthcare.

But records are just the tip of the iceberg.

Record access at record speeds

One of the key features of eHealth First is the mobile applications. eHealth First wants to revolutionize global healthcare, not just health care for a rich elite. And while the majority of the world might not have a tablet or laptop computer, the great majority do have smartphones.

Using smartphones to access health records and information not only allows for unprecedented ease of access (courtesy of the blockchain) in both the developed and developing world.

Even better, in areas where the healthcare system is still being built, it allows for a potential technological ‘leapfrog.’ This is a phenomenon that occurs when a developing country, due to its lack of existing infrastructure, skips directly to the most advanced available. This has been seen in Africa with cellular technology. Very few expensive landlines are laid because one cell tower can be built for a fraction of the cost and provide magnitudes greater freedom and service.

The same potential ‘leapfrog’ could happen in developing countries. The healthcare system

could be built around this greater, decentralized access to health care records and data.

Longevity, a goal and a problem

The world is living longer and longer and that means that health records are getting longer, too.

And with them, the bills.

The world is currently experiencing an explosion of the population of the aged and aging, and a whole slew of problems are coming to light that has never before been experienced. Modern medicine has made commonplace what was once a rarity: old age.

However, many nations are struggling to deal with their burgeoning grey populations, with East

Asia at the forefront of what has been described as ‘the second demographic transition.’ Large populations of aged people with long, complicated healthcare histories and a slew of medications and conditions, can be a nightmare to manage. And that’s not to mention the cost.

eHealth First’s system is uniquely suited to tackle this problem as the management of healthcare records is uniquely crucial with aged folks. The complications that can arise from not having a complete medical history are both much more numerous and much more likely to be deadly. So, keeping the treating physician up to date is absolutely crucial to effective treatment.

But longevity is not a problem if it is correctly managed. In fact, for eHealth First, it is a goal. We believe that our system will not only lead to better treatment of problems but also help prevent them to begin with. A person who is more aware of his medical history is more aware of his risks and what steps need to be taken to improve his situation. Or, at least, what should be avoided.

Even further – the medical revolution continues

eHealth First is more than just an implementation of the blockchain in the realm of healthcare and the fabrication of a super easy-to-use application by which users and doctors can get unfettered access to the data they need.

eHealth First is a platform on which a multitude of other cutting-edge healthcare technologies is to be implemented. First and foremost is the implementation of natural language processing for the record, report, and study analysis. This could greatly cut down on the time a doctor needs to spend looking through the records as the information he needs could be sought out by the platform itself. Medical studies and research are also potential targets of this technology bringing up the latest data so the doctor can make the best-informed decision possible about even the most complicated of cases.

Financial indicators

eHealth First Project has high financial indicators, naming (for the conservative scenario) NPV(12%,10 y)=600 mln USD, IRR>50%, EV(Y2023)=1.4 bln. USD.

Forward!

Our well-developed team (21 professionals from 8 countries) is headed by Nickolay Kryuchkov, an entrepreneur, researcher, and medical doctor, and consists of experts in biomedical systems Arnold Mitnitsky and Sviatoslav Plavinsky, consultants in Health care and Public Health Policy Daria Khaltourina, Nick Guldemond, Edwina Rogers and Artem Gill, a biomedical gerontologist Aubrey De Grey, experts in genomics, longevity and aging João Pedro de Magalhães, Kalluri Subba Rao, Oliver Medvedik, physician and clinical researcher Lyle Dennis, researchers and engineers in blockchain development, machine learning, artificial intelligence Eray Ozkural, Artemy Malkov, Keith Comito, attorney at law Paul Spiegel, financial expert Victor Solntsev and more.

This is an ambitious project that requires the combined skills of experts in many different fields and the careful synthesis of their competencies into one unified platform.

The eHealth First ICO

The EHF token is of the ERC20 standard. The ICO will begin soon. A soft cap has been set at 8,000 ETH.

The private placement phase of the ICO is in full gear. You can currently buy tokens at the lowest price they will ever be available with huge bonuses.Bonuses of 45-70% are available.

You can participate at www.ehfirst.io

The Pre-ICO will begin March 18th and end April 18th. Bonuses of up to 40% will be available.

Join TwitterTelegramFacebook, and subscribe to YouTube Channel (a new videoclip every day from Monday to Friday).

Read the White Paper for all the details.

To the moon and back, is a distant dream for everyone who is in love with the skies. The conquest of planets is a painful issue, since the human body is not ready for substantial changes in surroundings. For instance, to colonize Mars, specially genetically modified individuals would be required, capable of withstanding the radiation. But there is great news! Today, every smartphone user can contribute to advancement in genetic engineering.

How can an adventure into a crypto world drive forward medical science? How can every third gamer be a contributor? And what does this have to do with unicorns? Let us tell you.

Pet meadow

It’s time for wonder! UnicornGo is a completely new, marvelous world, which will change your perspective of the gaming industry. Here the sun always shines, the air is infused with vanilla, candy bunches fill the treetops. Who dwells here? Mystical characters, crypto unicorns, are ready to become your loyal companions. These animated cutie pies will come into your world and bring you delight.

Decentralized game universe UnicornGo offers you to become a master of wonders and grow your wealth. At the same time, to contribute to advancements in medical science. Enchanting unicorns, with the directions of owners, seek their partners, create offspring and enjoy life. Thanks to the augmented reality platform IZETEX they can even interact with the real world. Integrated economy and exchange of crypto assets allows gamers to earn through this progressive reality. And how that is done? Though accumulating in-game currency CandyCoin, collecting rare specimens, breeding new valuable mutations and collecting game assets. An opportunity to increase your wealth outside of the game is also a possibility. With the help of augmented reality IZETEX technology the sweet currency can also be collected at any location in the world.

Play for a better world

The game itself is not the end goal. By design of the creators, the UnicornGo universe is a step towards important scientific advancements. Integrated realistic genetics enable in-depth analysis of crossbreeding mechanics. The gathered data is applicable to medical research in the field of genetic engineering. All in-game processes take place using smart contracts, which perform complex calculations for further use for scientific purposes. For instance, battling genetic diseases or even creating super humans.

And that is not all! Within the ethereal world of unicorns there are no borders and no limits. The unique platform NeuroBasis creates equal opportunities for all players, even those suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. There are no restrictions! With the help of high-tech neural interfacing, it will be possible to control pets with the power of thought. Furthermore, profits collected from the sales of every third neural-control gadget device will go to charity. What’s really important is that, unfortunately, today’s world ‘benevolence’ is decreasing. According to British Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), contributions to charities in 2017 have significantly decreased in the Group of Twenty (G20) countries. Crypto unicorns will make a positive contribution to the world statistics and the players will have a sense of inclusion in a good cause.

A change for the better! UnicornGo is a blockchain game that will change your perspective of the gaming industry. Join Forward towards a bright future, blockchain universe UnicornGo

To the moon and back, is a distant dream for everyone who is in love with the skies. The conquest of planets is a painful issue, since the human body is not ready for substantial changes in surroundings. For instance, to colonize Mars, specially genetically modified individuals would be required, capable of withstanding the radiation. But there is great news! Today, every smartphone user can contribute to advancement in genetic engineering.

How can an adventure into a crypto world drive forward medical science? How can every third gamer be a contributor? And what does this have to do with unicorns? Let us tell you.

Pet meadow

It’s time for wonder! UnicornGo is a completely new, marvelous world, which will change your perspective of the gaming industry. Here the sun always shines, the air is infused with vanilla, candy bunches fill the treetops. Who dwells here? Mystical characters, crypto unicorns, are ready to become your loyal companions. These animated cutie pies will come into your world and bring you delight.

Decentralized game universe UnicornGo offers you to become a master of wonders and grow your wealth. At the same time, to contribute to advancements in medical science. Enchanting unicorns, with the directions of owners, seek their partners, create offspring and enjoy life. Thanks to the augmented reality platform IZETEX they can even interact with the real world. Integrated economy and exchange of crypto assets allows gamers to earn through this progressive reality. And how that is done? Though accumulating in-game currency CandyCoin, collecting rare specimens, breeding new valuable mutations and collecting game assets. An opportunity to increase your wealth outside of the game is also a possibility. With the help of augmented reality IZETEX technology the sweet currency can also be collected at any location in the world.

Play for a better world

The game itself is not the end goal. By design of the creators, the UnicornGo universe is a step towards important scientific advancements. Integrated realistic genetics enable in-depth analysis of crossbreeding mechanics. The gathered data is applicable to medical research in the field of genetic engineering. All in-game processes take place using smart contracts, which perform complex calculations for further use for scientific purposes. For instance, battling genetic diseases or even creating super humans.

And that is not all! Within the ethereal world of unicorns there are no borders and no limits. The unique platform NeuroBasis creates equal opportunities for all players, even those suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. There are no restrictions! With the help of high-tech neural interfacing, it will be possible to control pets with the power of thought. Furthermore, profits collected from the sales of every third neural-control gadget device will go to charity. What’s really important is that, unfortunately, today’s world ‘benevolence’ is decreasing. According to British Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), contributions to charities in 2017 have significantly decreased in the Group of Twenty (G20) countries. Crypto unicorns will make a positive contribution to the world statistics and the players will have a sense of inclusion in a good cause.

A change for the better! UnicornGo is a blockchain game that will change your perspective of the gaming industry. Join Forward towards a bright future, blockchain universe UnicornGo

To the moon and back, is a distant dream for everyone who is in love with the skies. The conquest of planets is a painful issue, since the human body is not ready for substantial changes in surroundings. For instance, to colonize Mars, specially genetically modified individuals would be required, capable of withstanding the radiation. But there is great news! Today, every smartphone user can contribute to advancement in genetic engineering.

How can an adventure into a crypto world drive forward medical science? How can every third gamer be a contributor? And what does this have to do with unicorns? Let us tell you.

Pet meadow

It’s time for wonder! UnicornGo is a completely new, marvelous world, which will change your perspective of the gaming industry. Here the sun always shines, the air is infused with vanilla, candy bunches fill the treetops. Who dwells here? Mystical characters, crypto unicorns, are ready to become your loyal companions. These animated cutie pies will come into your world and bring you delight.

Decentralized game universe UnicornGo offers you to become a master of wonders and grow your wealth. At the same time, to contribute to advancements in medical science. Enchanting unicorns, with the directions of owners, seek their partners, create offspring and enjoy life. Thanks to the augmented reality platform IZETEX they can even interact with the real world. Integrated economy and exchange of crypto assets allows gamers to earn through this progressive reality. And how that is done? Though accumulating in-game currency CandyCoin, collecting rare specimens, breeding new valuable mutations and collecting game assets. An opportunity to increase your wealth outside of the game is also a possibility. With the help of augmented reality IZETEX technology the sweet currency can also be collected at any location in the world.

Play for a better world

The game itself is not the end goal. By design of the creators, the UnicornGo universe is a step towards important scientific advancements. Integrated realistic genetics enable in-depth analysis of crossbreeding mechanics. The gathered data is applicable to medical research in the field of genetic engineering. All in-game processes take place using smart contracts, which perform complex calculations for further use for scientific purposes. For instance, battling genetic diseases or even creating super humans.

And that is not all! Within the ethereal world of unicorns there are no borders and no limits. The unique platform NeuroBasis creates equal opportunities for all players, even those suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. There are no restrictions! With the help of high-tech neural interfacing, it will be possible to control pets with the power of thought. Furthermore, profits collected from the sales of every third neural-control gadget device will go to charity. What’s really important is that, unfortunately, today’s world ‘benevolence’ is decreasing. According to British Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), contributions to charities in 2017 have significantly decreased in the Group of Twenty (G20) countries. Crypto unicorns will make a positive contribution to the world statistics and the players will have a sense of inclusion in a good cause.

A change for the better! UnicornGo is a blockchain game that will change your perspective of the gaming industry. The game is set to be released in March 2018 while the pre-sale ends on 28 February.Join and together we will transform reality for the better.

Please visit: https://unicorngo.io

 

On February 16, 2018, the first ever Digital Currency Blockchain Forum was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, during which, CAC, the high-profile Credit Asia Chain, was officially launched with a star-studded team and advisory committee spanning from blockchain experts, to consumer finance veterans, and government officials.

What is CAC?

“CAC (Credit Asia Chain) is a social credit platform based on blockchain technology. The system is designed to solve long-lasting issues of information asymmetry, high industry barriers and high regulatory costs in the credit markets of developing countries through establishing a blockchain-based credit system.”

 — Erlan Mermanov, CEO, CAC

With blockchain receiving significant public exposure during the last year, the next logical step in the ascendant of the blockchain industry is the in-depth integration of blockchain technology and actual economic activities. This will require the integration of multiple industry, technical and governmental entities to be co-involved. CAC emerges exactly in response to such a grand goal. Instead of unrealistically treating blockchain currency as the “Replacement of Fiat Currency”, CAC has a specific service scope and clearer roadmap. Powered by the cutting-edge blockchain technology and government support, it aims to escalate the financial industry and boost the social economy in developing countries based on an affordable, efficient, fair and just social credit platform.

CAC’s Ambition of Financial Industry Escalation in Developing Countries

Kazakhstan, a typical developing country in Central Asia, encounters many challenges despite its booming economy. The sluggish financial industry in Kazakhstan has seriously hampered its development, therefore it is urgently demanded that the financial sector be innovated.

Despite that Kazakhstan has a relatively compete financial infrastructure, it lacks an advanced and extensive social credit information system. Given that credit information is not negotiable between financial institutions, the issue of information asymmetry becomes increasingly evident. Barriers between industries further aggravates the segmentation of credit data, seriously affecting the efficiency and risk control capabilities of the banking business.

 For example, a typical farmer family in Kazakhstan often holds no credit history, not to mention any relevant knowledge in the area. Even if the family begins to leave credit footprints in the financial and commercial sectors, the records will look fractured and divided, institutions do now know how to gather and organize this into structured data for analysis. When a family applies for loans, the banks and credit agencies simply cannot fully grasp their credit status nor accurately assess their repayment ability and risk, making it difficult to provide suitable financial service to the family.

 It is not just common in Kazakhstan, but also a social and economic issue that generally applies to most developing countries worldwide. CAC is born to fundamentally solve this bottleneck and comprehensively upgrade the financial industries in developing countries, so as to put them on the track of steady and fast socio-economic development.

CAC’s Core Strength, In-depth Integration of Leading Blockchain Technology and the Financial Industry

The CAC adopts a decentralized structure design in which the blockchain functions as a hub of financial data sharing. The system provides various access control strategies, where the institutional and individual data are stored locally with access to the upper chain data. CAC employs a sharing-incentive mechanism to encourage the exchange of credit data. The shared data are priced and score-accumulated, and the transactions are billed and audited.

Such design enables CAC to be easily integrated into the existing financial systems, saving the time of transferring data to the cloud and ensuring data security and confidentiality. The fact that users, data providers and the platform itself all benefit from the CAC ecosystem has significantly stimulated more organizations and individuals to embrace the CAC with open arms. CAC acts as an intermediary to co-ordinate and structure the flow of data throughout the financial system

 Users are rewarded for providing data to CAC, then more organizations and individuals are willing to transfer their own data to the CAC platform. With these rich information resources, CAC can provide banks, merchants and credit agencies with one-stop credit service that stretches beyond industries, regions and even borders. Enterprises across the spectrum can obtain fair, untampered, genuine and reliable credit data from CAC at reasonable costs. In light of this, the credit barriers that once prevail in society will be shattered.

 On the CAC platform, the clear credit records of default in combination with the reward for compliance to the rules that CAC sets out ensures a very low ratio of bad debt and a balance of incentives in all stakeholders. CAC also employs advanced technologies in big data analysis and artificial intelligence to improve data utilization. Therefore, the financial institutions run more efficiently without unnecessary risks and costs.

 CAC’s Strong Backing, Powerful Team and Political Support

CAC’s deluxe lineup: Erlan, CEO of CAC, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan, the leading figure in Central Asian IT industry, whose business cover various fields and countries with close cooperation with local governments; CAC’s executives are all from large commercial banks, the Eurasian OECD, leading accounting firms and other first-class business and political institutions; CAC’s technical team are from extensive academic and commercial background, with years of experience in the blockchain, artificial intelligence, financial big data and other relevant fields.

Most importantly, CAC has gained strong support from various governments: Secretary-General of Kazakhstani official digital currency platform, Director of the Kazakhstani Prime Minister’s Office, members of the Kazakhstani National Assembly, Finance Director of the Russian State University of Finance and Economics, Executives of the largest bank in Turkey, Insurance Department Director of the largest bank in India … Influential political and business figures worldwide highly appreciate CAC’s vision and even become CAC’s official consultants, paving the way for CAC’s development in developing countries.

 Dozens of well-known professional investment institutions from around the world have also shown strong interest in participating in the future of CAC and have devoted rich resources into the platform. Composed of top elites from business, technology, government and investment sectors, CAC is “born with a silver spoon”. It is described as the rising star in the blockchain market and has been the focus of attention in the international financial and blockchain markets ever since its launch. 

CAC’s Roadmap of Ambition and Diligence

 CAC’s operations will commence in the first half of 2018 and will begin by cooperating with multinational financial institutions in the second half of the year. It aims to be integrated into the banking industries in various countries in 2019, and start to promote a leap in consumer finance in these developing countries.

In the mid-term future, CAC aims to build a unified mega-financial data platform across countries and function as the core hub of financial data and social credit system for the developing countries worldwide. In the coming years, CAC has planned out to eventually achieve this goal through uniting efforts by governments, industry elites and CAC teams. It will comprehensively reform the financial industries of all developing countries, push the developing countries on the track of rapid economic growth and uplift the credit industry of these developing countries and increase the speed of money cycle within their economic. CAC has devoted itself to building the financial system of the future.

  • ALAX’s token-based technology will provide access to tens of millions of ‘unbanked’ customers worldwide
  • ALAX TGE set to commence on April 17th 2018, with the platform scheduled to be available immediately following its conclusion.

ALAX, a new venture between blockchain technology company DECENT and games distribution platform Dragonfly, has today released a white paper outlining further details of its token structure and confirming that it’s TGE will commence on April 17th, 2018.

A number of intended partnerships are set to be announced in the coming days, which will see the platform preinstalled on millions of smartphones, particularly in the fast-growing South-East Asian and South Asian mobile markets.

Access to millions of ‘unbanked’ consumers

The token-based ALAX platform will give developers access to tens of millions of game and app consumers who do not use credit or debit cards (the World Bank Global Finance Index 2014 identified 2 billion ‘unbanked’ adults worldwide), yet do have relatively easy access to cash and 3G/LTE smartphones.

With the ALAX platform, customers will be able to purchase ALA tokens in cash through the existing Dragonfly retailer network. ALA tokens are then used in-app to purchase games and apps direct from the developer. Not only does this quicken the transaction, and reduce the price of content, it also opens gaming and app purchases to customers without access to traditional methods of payment.

The platform will also represent a fairer deal for developers: DECENT estimates that traditional purchase methods result in game developers currently receiving a maximum of 70% profit from an app, with payments often taking 3-6 months to be processed. In contrast, ALA token payments will be made directly to the developer, and can then be exchanged for a FIAT currency (USD, EUR, THB, PH, etc) at any time.

Mobile games revenue in Southeast Asia is predicted to reach $2.4 billion by 2021 and, with other intended partnerships also in the pipeline, ALAX is set to provide app and game developers with access to millions of new consumers in emerging markets.

TGE to commence on April 17th 2018

The ALAX Token Generation Event (TGE) is set to commence on April 17th, and will last 6 days. 1 billion ALX tokens will be issued, and these tokens can be used to acquire ALA tokens (tied to FIAT and used for in-platform purchases) on the one-way ALX/ALA exchange at a 20% discount, with full details available in a published one pager.

The ALAX platform will be immediately available to consumers and developers following the TGE’s conclusion.

About ALAX

ALAX is a Mobile Game Distribution Platform, based on blockchain technology, which is set to transform the gaming industry around the world. It is a joint venture from blockchain technology business DECENT and app and game distribution platform Dragonfly, and aims to provide a platform for content creators and gamers alike, including ‘unbanked’ consumers worldwide.

 

Just as decentralized economies have reduced the obligations of customers towards monopolistic central banking conglomerates; a new contender has similarly emerged in the ‘Search engine’ field that may just change Data Services and the Digital Advertising sector entirely.

It’s called Bitclave, and it’s a decentralized blockchain based platform with integrated tools which allow businesses to market directly to potential customers.

Read more about their groundbreaking new token economy and search platform over at their website, by reading their whitepaper, or on their Facebook and Twitter. You can also check out the latest trade prices for their CAT coin over at Coinmarketcap.com.

Here are a few problems which Bitclave’s unique system is set to successfully resolve;

#1: A Lack of Objectivity, Transparency

Problem: The accuracy and objectivity of information presented upon using ‘search engines’ and ‘social media’ platforms are somewhat disputed.

Facebook has drawn the attention of many crypto enthusiasts due to their decision to outright ban cryptocurrency ICO ads in late January, due to the risk of scams. Due diligence is always encouraged when investing; however, it’s simply ignorant to cast a blanket ban, on account of bad actors who do not represent the whole community.

It also brings into question whether there are other influencers of this decision, such as existing corporate relationships or vested interests.

The Bitclave Solution

  • Blockchain verification: all information logged and sent is viewable publicly (whilst maintaining the privacy of user information).
  • Information can be replaced, but never removed entirely from the blockchain; consistency and transparency are maintained throughout all operations.
  • All paying store partners who are advertising on the system are verified; customers will not have to be afraid of sharing their data with potentially malicious parties.

#2: Disproportionate Value Proposition of Ad Services for Businesses

Problem: The current customer segmentation tools which have been put in place by the market leaders have proven themselves to be fairly ineffective at best. They charge a large amount of money on a “pay-per-click” or “pay-per-reaction” basis, however business owners have expressed doubt over the veracity of their Facebook-ad traffic.

Worst of all is the extortionate levies imposed against business owners who seek to use such platforms for advertising. These sites inflate their ad prices greatly, based on an inappropriate value system prioritizing the supply/demand of advertisers – rather than that of users.

These companies prioritize their own profits but sacrifice the interests of both the advertisers who fund them and their service users.

The Bitclave Solution

  • A static fee charged to advertisers for their usage of various services; not based on how many advertisers are competing for the same group.
  • Advertisers can present direct offers to specific users – and determine rates of compensation for the users who view them in their searches.
  • The transparency and anonymity of data afforded by the use of a public blockchain strongly discourages bad practice

#3: Customer Confidence, and Opt-In Data Privacy

ProblemGoogle and Facebook cultivate and maintain the majority of their intrinsic value through their ability to gather, interpret, organise, and represent large amounts of data; for their partners, users, and clients.

A controversial phenomenon has been the use of devices and software services in performing more invasive tracking. Due to their ubiquity, however, many users feel that the value these platforms bring overrides the ethical concerns that such processes otherwise bring.

The use of this data is often used to predict user interests and purchasing decisions through dynamic algorithms. Poor algorithms mean that users are shown adverts they do not wish to see; but conversely, algorithms which are too good can be perceived as “creepy”.

Invasive behavior can result in a decrease in trust on behalf of the service users, which itself results in a decrease in overall consumer confidence.

The Bitclave Solution:

  • Advertisers enter a mutual (smart) contract with the search user; who can opt-in to sharing their personal data in return for a financial reward in the form of CAT tokens.
  • This helps to drive customer satisfaction and confidence, and the nature of the platform distances service quality from the vested interests of its creators.

#4 Quantity over Quality

Much of the valuable information gathered and distributed by the ‘Ad-Tech’ sector comes from a combination of public or anonymous data (also known as “metadata”).

The ease with which these companies can amass such data comes from the fact that it is legally obtainable and codified in user agreements, and therefore can be obtained without directly asking for the users’ permission.

At the same time metadata, by its nature, is anonymous – and relations between various causes and effects of user browsing have to be assumed by algorithms based on correlations.

The value of the data, as such, comes from quantity rather than quality; as the more instances of actions which are tracked – the greater the evidence for speculative assumptions and trend predictions.

Customers are identified through targeting of identified audience segments, based on these assumptions; and the companies pay the advert sellers based on how many people click through – rather than on who clicks through. Clicks do not always result in conversions, which further supports our previous claim that these adverts offer a poor value proposition to many business owners.

The Bitclave Solution:

  • Qualitative data gathered from users and distributed upon their permission.
  • Compensation for users based on how much data they wish to share, directly from the advertising businesses.
  • Direct user targeting by advertisers: whilst restoring a direct connection between the two parties.

 

“In Sharing We Trust”

— Anton Solodikov, CEO of Sharpay.io

Sharpay is a new share and multi-share button for websites with blockchain-based rewards of content promotion for users. Multisharing is an opportunity to share content on several social networks with one click. Users receive rewards for sharing or visits of other users via the shared links. This means conversion growth for sites and comfortable sharing for users.

There are about 1 bln sites in the world and its number is growing every day. Only 3% (30 mln) of them have a sharing button. More than 3 bln people use social networks,  and approximately 10% of them are active users.

Sharpay, the new SMM tool is capable of helping the websites generate a multiple-fold increase in traffic and sales. In addition, the platform also helps socially active users monetize their popularity by earning cryptocurrency. 

Sharpay is a high-tech, yet simple sharing button solution with no analogues. By installing the button on their website, owners encourage users to share and gain rewards for their actions. 

Sharpay’s “blockchain profit for content sharing and multi-sharing”  is an innovative concept with both the options together in a single package. It is a unique project based on technology that has the Eurasian international patent priority. 

Project facts:

  • The Project is in the MVP alpha testing stage, but more than 150 sites have already installed  the Sharpay button.
  • Sharpay has 4.7/5 rating given by independent experts of ICObench, it is one of TOP 5 worldwide evaluated projects.
  • Sharpay team completed Presale in advance and achieved its maximum sale target (80 mln tokens for 2400 ETH)
  • The main Token Sale stage starts 1/03/2018 with a 40% WhiteList Bonus

Just by its appearance, Sharpay improves the whole market. It makes easy for various economic agents to find and cooperate with each other to ensure that the goods, products, and services are distributed faster than ever.

The growing blockchain popularization and tokenization of old technologies fosters Sharpay’s development and success.

More information about Sharpay — the share button with blockchain profit is available at www.sharpay.io.


Note: The above information is for informational purposes only. Sharpay tokens can be purchased if it’s legally allowed. The participation in Sharpay Token Sale is prohibited for residents of those countries, where participation is directly/partly restricted or prohibited (USA, Singapore, Vietnam, etc). Sharpay is not responsible for Token Sale participants violating the laws, even if the violation is due to ignorance.

Betting, in general, had and still has issues in different areas of the spectrum – from irrationally high fees that gambling organizations put on their bettors, to an abnormal inequality between winning and losing players. Today, we had an opportunity to speak with Lithuanian Betting Association founder and chairman Deividas Snapkauskas. We asked him to give his take on the betting scene in Lithuania and abroad, to tell his biggest mistakes while betting and the influence of cryptocurrency and Blockchain in a whole. Here is what he had to say.

Q: Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do?

A: My name is Deividas Snapkauskas. I’ve been a bettor for the past 20 years and I am the founder of the Lithuanian Betting Association here, in Lithuania.

Q: And what exactly is this betting association?

A: Betting Association, overall, is a legal unit where anyone who bets or is interested in betting can join. I created this association to unite all Lithuanian bettors in one place, so it would be easier to gather and reach our common goals together and also to sometimes help those who have trouble with their local betting companies.

Q: And what were the origins of this association and why did you decide to initiate it?

A: The Association was founded 4 months ago. I decided to create a place where all bettors, that need help, could join, and while working together, find ways to fix their problems. When you are a part of a legal unit like this, it is much easier to fight against these betting companies that are regularly not paying out your winnings or just working against you in general.

Q: You have a long history in the betting scene. What problems do you face frequently while betting?

A: I have two main problems in the betting world right now, I’ve even created separate notions for it – “red carpet politics” for the losing players and the “closed doors politics” for the winning players. “Red carpet politics” is a problem for those who are losing. Most of the time, gambling companies remove all limits for those players who are constantly losing so that they could gain as much profit as possible, forgetting the most important human factor. And those, who win (“Closed door politics”) are always receiving limits that, most of the time, makes no sense. These two problems, in my opinion, should be fixed.

Q: Have you ever faced these limits yourself?

A: Yes. Right now, one of the biggest gambling companies in Lithuania is not allowing me into their betting centers since, as said in the court, they can choose which people they want to accept and which ones to decline. The biggest problem in this situation is that certain laws are allowing them to do so, so right now one of the biggest tasks that our association is determined to accomplish, is to make those laws more flexible and friendlier to bettors in Lithuania and we sincerely hope that we can achieve it.

Q: There are a lot of people who say that right now, in the betting world, you can only bet on one specific niche – sports. Do you think that there should be more niches for people to bet on? Like weather forecasts or music award shows for example?

A: Of course. In my opinion, people right now are driven by these kinds of events and we are in a huge need of a place where we could bet on other niches except regular sports. I am thankful that this very moment we have projects like “Marginless” that offer a possibility to bet on different niches and even lets you to create your own bets. In my opinion, this is the future of betting that we really need.

Q: Right now, we have lots of talks about cryptocurrency and that it is decentralized from banks and other state-owned enterprises. Do you think that this could help the betting scene?

A: Yes, I truly believe that. For example, at “Marginless”, people, who regularly bet and win will not receive bigger fees or limits than those who regularly lose. Cryptocurrency brings equality between bettors and gambling organizations. I am positive that by using cryptocurrency instead of Fiat money while betting can bring us, bettors, to a whole better experience.

Q: Where does the future hold for betting in general?

A: Right now, betting is not going to the direction it should go. Betting organizations are becoming more and more greedy, they make efforts to bring the most gain and profit towards them and not towards the bettor. That’s why our association created and that’s why we are always working towards the goal of making the betting world great again!

 Marginless – a new way of betting

 “Marginless will bring the good old times where individuals will have an opportunity to place a wager against other people directly on almost any sport or other activity. Friends, colleagues and many other sports lovers will be able to get back the control of their bets and place them against a real person. Cleverly developed algorithms seem to rule today’s betting industry, however, the decentralized approach of newly forming blockchain technology-based solutions will change the way we live – making financial transactions, buying products and… betting. At Marginless you can not only bet on sports but create your own bets in different kind of niches.” – says Marginless CEO Lukas Jonaitis.

For more information, visit http://www.marginless.io.

 

The Bitcoin was not born in 2017 but it certainly hit the mainstream that year, irrespective whether the news that propelled the cryptocurrency to the front pages of newspapers was for the good reasons or not. The returns that the early adopters of the digital currency were able to achieve last year were truly astronomical, as the price surged past key technical levels only to falter just under $20,000 per coin mark. The big brother, Ethereum, also had a very good year with the price surging higher. The gains prompted more and more people to enter crypto markets, in particular, the ICO markets, which experienced their own exponential rise to glory over the course of last year. Again, the demand was fuelled by the expected returns, which did not always materialise, especially given the volatile nature of the coin markets.

While the growing acceptance of Bitcoin as a new medium of exchange apart from fiat currency is net positive for the Bitcoin, the fact of the matter is that the more people join Bitcoin mining, the more difficult it becomes to mine new Bitcoin. As of December 2017, only 5 out of 21 million Bitcoin remain for mining.

The growing mining difficulty for creating new blockchains requires ever-more powerful computers and many of the big server farms need air conditioning to keep from overheating. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates, the industry’s electricity use jumped almost eight-fold in the past year, and spending on power can eat up 30% to 60% of revenues. To put things into perspective, some experts suggest that Bitcoin mining is consuming more power than used by 159 countries. This is why mining pool solutions are now more popular than ever as it allows to mine new Bitcoin faster.

Mining pools exist as a way for multiple devices to work together across the internet, combining resources towards the mining of a block by co-operating with each other. The mining pay-out is then split proportionally amongst each participant. This method may not be the most rewarding when compared to the solo mining practices but it has its own benefits such as more consistent and frequent revenue stream. The platform provided by Oasis Mining allows users to take advantage of a wide range of mining-related services, with miners also enjoying the option to mine Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash. Mining starts on April 1, 2018, with initial trading pairs: BTC/BCH, BTC/ETH. The company claims to offer industry-wide competitive pre-sales prices along with a transparent pricing structure and immediate withdrawals. The platform does not require lengthy contracts and in fact, the company promises unlimited contract lengths and unlimited lifetime service to reward those who enjoy the service enough to continue subscription. Some of the headlining features of Oasis Mining include the usage of the latest and greatest in mining software and hardware. Furthermore, the company’s farm is located in an area with a stable electricity supply with new mining hardware run at full capacity. The platform offers SHA-256 (S9) miners, the most effective Bitcoin mining hardware.

Last year Facebook reeled in revenue of $40.65 billion and its net income grew by a massive 56%. How does it make so much money from the social network? Well, it does it by monetizing the data that its users voluntarily provide, as well as the data users don’t even know they are providing.

With two billion users of the platform worldwide, Facebook likes to position itself as service that aims to bring the world together. It doesn’t seem to have worked out that way, with fake news and polarisation upsetting the apple cart. And at a more subliminal level, Facebook harvests and positions our data in such a way so that its consumption can become addictive. The news feed, which is at the centre of what Facebook is, has become increasingly cluttered with adverts and inane videos.

Nevertheless, it is still a place where curation produces value, so you might go to Facebook to find the news that matters to you, without having to trawl through numerous less relevant stories on multiple websites. With Facebook, your friends have already done the legwork for you so that the stuff you are most interested in hopefully pops up in your news feed.

The more data that users post, and the more relevant it is to others, all effectively adds to Facebook’s bottom line because it makes the social network more valuable to advertisers.

Additionally, Facebook, quite literally, makes it its business to know as much about its customers as possible.

So although Facebook is free, it comes with the very real cost attached that comes from an external entity owning your data, from browsing history to date of birth.

Centralisation has had its day

To put it succinctly, the centralized platforms own our data. That’s not how it should be but up until now, there hasn’t been the technology – or the platforms – to do things differently. It’s not just Facebook either. In retail there is Amazon, in search there is Google, in apps there is Apple; wherever we look, our data, at one level or another, is in the hands of centralized corporations beyond our personal control.

As it happens, it was Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg who pointed to a different way forward, although to be honest, he is standing on the shoulders of the path-breaking giants of the crypto community who got there first. In his now traditional New Year post on the social media platform, Zuckerberg showed again that he is both the consummate businessman and technologist. He explicitly signaled that the company would begin research into how encryption and blockchain could help to “fix Facebook”.

The downside of centralisation for consumers has of course already been apparent for some time and blockchain start-ups are lining up to provide decentralized solutions.

Giving back to individuals real control of their data will be a cornerstone of an evolving decentralized landscape and Wibson plans to be one of the key “nodes” of the future.

wibson

Wibson is building a marketplace for data for consumers and businesses. Self-sovereignty is all the rage and is a cute way of saying you are in control not. In a practical sense that entails each individual enjoying the transparency that means they know how and who is using their data.

And while maintaining the anonymity of all data providers, data buyers – i.e. businesses – will know where the data is coming from in both a demographic sense and a spatial/organisational sense. That increases the value of data. Think of this from an advertisers perspective – they would be surer about the segment they are targeting because they know the exact composition of the targeted group. And if data providers only hand over their data to consumers on an opt-in basis, it further underscores the veracity and security of the data.

Access to data can be controlled by the owner in the marketplace. When a video goes viral on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram and Snapchat, the content creator doesn’t get paid despite the value they have delivered to the platform. It’s the same with our personal data too. All those incremental amounts of information can be monetized, with access going to the highest bidder, assuming you are happy for a company to have your data. That’s a much fairer way of conducting business.

Which brings us neatly to the issue of control – the individual now has full control over their data, deciding for themselves who, if anyone, gets access to it. Such a set-up also potentially makes personal data more secure too. The Equifax data breach last year should scare all of us and decentralized data marketplaces are a way to eliminate the risk of our data being exposed in the public domain.

The European Union is introducing GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – on 25 May this year and all companies handling data will have to be compliant. Wibson’s opt-in system means that buyers seeking access to data on the marketplace will be doing so safe in the knowledge that they are working with validated and compliant information.

Wibson’s marketplace launches in March and you can get on board for the Alpha right now.