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PROTECTED: 5 BEST FAKE NEWS FIGHTING IDEAS

Idea Number 5

The Microsoft Company has established a partnership with the NewsGuard service, which grades the news websites by many criteria in order to provide the users with more information about the news’ accuracy.

The plug-in highlights the whole website red, yellow or green and does not give any information about the confirmation or denial of certain news’ accuracy.

The MintPress portal has done a research, according to which the NewsGuard tries to maintain its image of candid and objective arbitrator of truth and reliability in mass-media, but has founders and financial supply from people, who are pretty close to the USA government structures. 

Idea Number 4

Facebook announced a total fight against the fake news.

By Tessa Lyons, Product Manager:

Over the last year and half, we have been committed to fighting false news through a combination of technology and human review, including removing fake accounts, partnering with fact-checkers, and promoting news literacy. This effort will never be finished and we have a lot more to do. Today, we’re announcing several updates as part of this work:

•Expanding our fact-checking program to new countries
•Expanding our test to fact-check photos and videos
•Increasing the impact of fact-checking by using new techniques, including identifying duplicates and using Claim Review
•Taking action against new kinds of repeat offenders
•Improving measurement and transparency by partnering with academics

Despite that Facebook representatives declare successful attempts of fighting the fake news, many users still get blocked without any justified reasons, and fake news gain more and more popularity at the Facebook platform. Being a monopolist at the fake news market can lead to bad consequences.

Idea Number 3

YouTube hasn’t found a unified method to fight the fake news and decided to allocate 25$ million as grants for other people, so they could find the proper way to fight the fake news.

The company is planning to cooperate with news agencies and experts. Authoritative news sources will also get the financial support. YouTube decided to fight conspirators with the help of video-hosting users’ content interference. So, YouTube will add links for corresponding articles on Wikipedia and other accurate sources. 

Idea Number 2

Brazilian project Comprova – has joined many journalists and also has gotten support from the biggest social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.

In Brazil, we’re building on that work with the launch of Comprova, is a collaborative reporting effort to verify disputed news online and share verified information back to the public during Brazil’s presidential election season. The initiative will be a joined collaboration with the First Draft, a project of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School, Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism), Projor (Institute for the Development of Journalism), Associação Nacional de Jornais (National Newspaper Association), and 24 newsrooms and organizations. The work is crucial to the efforts of our recently launched Google News Initiative, which works alongside news organizations around the world to elevate quality information and combat misinformation.

First Draft has built technology specifically for this project so that newsrooms can monitor misinformation networks and collaborate online in real time. This will make it easier for newsrooms across Brazil’s massive land area to work together on an unprecedented scale. They will produce visuals, like sharable images, gifs and short videos designed specifically for smartphones, to be published on the main Comprova site and partner websites.

Idea Number 1

The Notm project is already at the ICO stage and to date it’s one of the best ideas, realization of which will help to fight the fake news efficiently. 
The main idea of the Notm project is that creating, editing, confirming or denying the news is available for every user, who is in the location where the event happened. In this way, the final version will be accepted by the majority of people, who were the witnesses of an event.

The Notm platform can be compared to Wikipedia, but the authors also have to confirm their geolocation. The project has announced 2-step location checking – with GPS and LBS. It’s very important for the modern world to get the accurate news, that’s why the Notm platform phenomenon is an essential thing. Notm can become a leader in the news section and the main competitor of Facebook when implementing the roadmap plan.

HYBSE, GMEX and MINDEX collaborate to list the world’s first Multi-Asset Stable Token in Mauritius

Asset backed by ownership in the founding companies and stable assets primarily Gold

Mauritius, London 21 February 2019. Following the recent joint venture launch in Mauritius between three visionary companies in October 2018, newly created HYBSE Marketplace Limited (HM) brings to centre stage a worlds first digital multi-asset stable token “MAST”.  

With fast growing global interest in collateralised tokens leads to the advent of new regulations in Mauritius to enable digital marketplaces and digital custodians, HM is providing investors, interested in developing a portfolio of digital assets, access to primary listed and secondary tradable asset backed tokens that will support this innovative trading ecosystem grow. 

The first instrument to be issued will be the MAST products, full multi-asset backed tokens which will provide investors with a diversity of managed risk, as each asset class is underpinned by an integrated framework of strategic portfolios. Initially, MAST will be composed of ownership interest in the founding companies; HM, GMEX, MINDEX, fully gold backed DIM Currencies and stable gold coins. Three different categories of the MAST packages have been designed and enable investors to adapt their portfolio according to individual risk appetite.

HYBSE Marketplace incorporates the latest technological advancements for the financial sector with three core elements; Security with GMEX market surveillance adaptors, provides access for total regulatory oversight for a secure trading environment; Decentralisation through public ledger provides transparent and secure methods of transacting digital assets across the platform; Scalability on the Catapult Engine allows for modular design and high-frequency trade volumes. 

Hirander Misra, Chairman of HYBSE Marketplace, GMEX and MINDEX, says “With the GMEX Market Advancement Programme (MAP) we are keen to find ways to work with partners to bring innovative solutions to the market. Asset Tokens, which are fully backed, brought to the market on a regulated exchange and stored in a regulated digital custodian bring a level of regulation and oversight not previously available for institutional investor needs.”  

“We are delighted to be launching MAST on the HYBSE Marketplace in Mauritius, as we strongly support the enabling regulatory framework which is being established in the country for digital marketplaces and digital custodians. We are convinced that this new framework will put Mauritius firmly on the global map as the natural home for innovative technologies in the digital assets space,” he added.

The official MAST ATO will commence on Thursday 21 February 2019. Secondary trading is expected to begin on the HYBSE on Q2 2019. The ATO will be available for investment by sophisticated and expert investors.

Accredited participants who are interested in obtaining a stake in this revolution, can follow the link provided; www.mast.eco.

A detailed and comprehensive breakdown of the above can be found within the MAST Blueprint, found on the MAST website.     

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HYBSE Marketplace: Public Relations Contacts:

Mauritius 

Samantha Seewoosurrun

(+230) 5772 4400

SA.SE@hybse.com 

United Kingdom 

Melanie Budden

+44 (0)7974 937 970

ME.BU@hybse.com 

Digital 

Uroš Trajković

+27 (0) 87 701 0914

UT@hybse.com

Disclaimer

Mauritius as a jurisdiction recognizes Digital Assets as an asset class for investment by Sophisticated and Expert investors. We strongly recommend investors to seek out independent financial and legal advice before engaging in any sought of business endeavour. Investors should fully ascertain the risks prior to committing any funds for investments.

Announcement to all investors: Regulatory Duties

It is the responsibility of investors that want to purchase or hold the tokens described in this offering to research and inform themselves on all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. This includes tax consequences with respect to purchasing, holding or selling these Multi Asset Stable Tokens (MAST) Tokens. Our company is not offering any legal, financial or business advice. In case of any doubts or questions, Please contact us.

Investors must comply with all laws and regulations concerning know-your-customer, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti- Terrorism financing that may apply to them. Investors must obtain any permissions, approvals or licenses needed in order to purchase, hold or sell any MAST tokens under the laws and regulations to which they are subject or in each jurisdiction in which they may purchase, hold or sell MAST Tokens. We never sell to sanctioned countries.

About MINDEX

The MINDEX ecosystem comprises of:

  • MINDEX Holdings Limited – The holding company for the MINDEX ecosystem.
  • MINDEX Clearing Limited – operates as the central counterparty (CCP) clearing house regulated by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC) to clear all trades executed on MINDEX Limited.
  • MINDEX Limited – operates a multi-asset Securities and Derivatives Exchange regulated by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC).
  • MINDEX Spot Limited – The marketplace for the electronic trading of standardised physical and digital spot commodity contracts for gold, precious metals and other commodities
  • MINDEX Vault Limited – The forthcoming secured storage depository solution for gold and other precious metals.
  • MINDEX Refinery Limited – The forthcoming world class smelting, refining and recovery of gold and other precious metals to the highest standards. 
  • MINDEX Realty Limited – the real estate arm of the MINDEX ecosystem responsible for construction and operation of the refinery, vault, office building and warehousing facilitating the safe storage of gold, digital assets and other commodities.

For more information, visit www.mindex.mu 

Follow on Twitter @MindexHoldings 

About GMEX Group

GMEX Group (GMEX) comprises a set of companies that offer leading-edge innovative solutions for a new era of global financial markets, providing business expertise, the latest technology, connectivity, and operational excellence delivered through an aligned partnership driven approach. GMEX uses extensive market infrastructure experience and expertise to create an appropriate strategic master plan with exchanges, clearing houses, depositories, registries, and warehouse receipt platforms. GMEX also offers the added benefit of interconnection to multiple partner exchanges, to create global networks of liquidity. GMEX Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of GMEX Group.

For more information, visit www.gmex-group.com

Follow on Twitter @GMEX_Group

About HYBSE

The Hybrid Stock Exchange (HYBSE) is an online blockchain based exchange platform. It permits the buying and selling of cryptonized-equity in the new era of cryptocurrencies. The use of blockchain technology allows participants to cut out many of the intermediaries that are associated with traditional exchanges. While traditional exchanges serve participants from specific geographical locations, the HYBSE is open to all participants globally.  

For more information, visit www.hybse.com 

Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/HYBSE

About the DIM Foundation

The DIM Foundation is a non-profit organization that is responsible for the marketing, public relations, customer care and oversight of the DIM brands (DIMCOIN, DIM Currencies, DIM Cryptocurrencies and future DIM denominated coins). DIM X is a cryptocurrency converting platform. The DIM Foundation is registered in Singapore.

The regional DIM Foundation will be responsible for:

  • Collecting donations for the DIM Ecosystem
  • Creating events for the DIM Ecosystem and attending blockchain events 
  • Launch marketing campaigns for the DIM Foundation 
  • Attract businesses into the DIM Ecosystem 
  • Becoming a central meeting point for ambassadors and promoters. 

For more information, visit www.dim.foundation

UCIM , BNB

UCIM Pitcher Perfect to Welcome Top Investors and Projects in Singapore

After kick-starting the Singapore Blockchain Week in November 2018, the United Conference of Internet Money (UCIM) is all set to host Pitcher Perfect on 15th February in the Huobi headquarter of Singapore.

Given Singapore’s startup culture and crypto friendly business landscape, it has been emerging as a hub for blockchain and crypto projects. To leverage the same, Pitcher Perfect envisions to offer a platform where two ends of the investment space will meet, dine, and network together.

As an exclusive invite-only event, Pitcher Perfect has garnered the attention of some of the top investments funds and stakeholders in the Singapore ecosystem. TechStars, Vickers Venture Partners, Rakuten Capital, Golden Gate Ventures, and Finch Capital are some of the names that will be present at the event to assess and empower projects and entrepreneurs.

“Pitcher Perfect and pitching events are useful to identify high potential startups and connect with co-investors,” shared Alix Brunet from Finch Capital while talking about the event.

With an immense focus on connecting investors and startups, the event includes a pitching challenge where select projects will get 10 minutes on stage, velocity meetings where entrepreneurs will have impactful one-on-one meetings with investors, a lavish spread of dinner and drinks, panel discussions, and a networking zone for all present.

“We have seen several great projects not succeed because of a lack of funds and have seen investors witness a dearth of good ideas despite so many entrepreneurs seeking support,” shared Rohan Sharma, Project head at UCIM. “All we want to do is offer a space where these two can connect to form meaningful and long-lasting relationships,” he further added.

The panelists for the event include investors, venture capitalists, quant fund officers, private equity holders, family office officials, and OTC traders. Given the wide range of investment roles that the speakers span across, there will be a lot to learn from and take home.

UCIM is known for the content that it shares through the speaking sessions and the value it creates for all its attendees. The next stop for UCIM is Berlin where it’s hosting Pitcher Perfect on 18th March. As a non-ticketed platform, the focus is on knowledge-creation and connection building.

Register for Pitcher Perfect Berlin here or visit their website for more details.

Telegram: https://t.me/UCIMIO

Twitter: @ucimofficial

mediconnect , bnb

MediConnect Secures Partnerships with ASC, BBFA and Participating Pharmacies Ahead of ICO

With these partnerships, MediConnect have taken an important step towards their goal of making the MediConnect blockchain solution the gold standard for UK pharmacies.

Combating addiction and abuse of prescription drugs

MediConnect has announced that they are working with The Addiction Safeguarding Committee (ASC) and British Business Federation Authority (BBFA). The goal of this collaboration is to onboard local pharmacies and prescribers with the aim of preventing the overprescription of prescription drugs. This can lead to addiction and drug abuse and with no solution in place to tackle this problem lives will continue to be affected.

The ASC, based out of the East Midlands, will be piloting the use of MediConnect’s blockchain-based platform to tackle prescription-drug addiction and dependency. Professor Hunt, from the ASC, commented: “We are really excited to be working with local pharmacies and prescribers in the East Midlands from early 2019.”

“Two online pharmacies have joined already and once we have 10, it will enable us to run a feasibility trial to demonstrate the use of a blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the real world,” adding: “This blockchain trial will enable all pharmacies and prescribers who join to have their patient records flagged to prevent multiple prescriptions being dispensed to the same patient – essentially a block on any attempt to prescribe the same drug to the same patient when they don’t need it.”

Providing a gold standard for the drug prescription industry, regulation

MediConnect is also a member of the BBFA, which has been tasked with organising and managing a number of community-specific, collaborative (industry, government, regulators & academia) working groups to support Lord Holmes’ report on DLT for Public Good and his call to action. BBFA has some 23 collaborative working groups operating or starting shortly, including the BBFA Prescription Drug Addiction Working Group (PDA WG).

All the major regulators have been invited to contribute to the PDA WG alongside relevant government experts. With their help, the PDA WG will develop the collaborative requirements based on legal, policy, technological and market drivers, simultaneously taking advantage of developments in the other collaborative WGs.

The human cost of outdated technology

An Evening Standard investigation on Opioid use in the U.K. found that about 200,000 people in the U.K. are said to be problem users. Hospital admissions involving overdoses have almost doubled in a decade with admissions to private detox centres up 30% in two years.

The investigation identifies the overuse of prescription painkiller medication as a “risk to lives and public health” on “the rising tide of dependence and addiction”. It further puts pressure on the regulatory body, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), saying that “tackling opioid overprescribing has become a healthcare priority.”

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which is the independent regulator of health and social care in England, in a March 2018 report, “The state of care in independent online primary health services,” found that 43% of online prescribers were “not providing safe care” with some even shut down permanently or temporarily as a result. The report specifically mentions a failure to share information with the patient’s GP, among their criticisms.

The MediConnect solution

Using the Stratis Platform, a Blockchain as a Service platform, MediConnect are building distributed ledger technology to:

  • Prevent the misuse and overprescribing of prescription drugs;
  • Provide information that can assist clinicians and social care practitioners in preventing and reducing drug addiction;
  • Establish drug provenance and traceability through all parts of the supply chain;
  • Streamline the drug recall process, making it more responsive and efficient, thus reducing risk and cost.

MediConnect’s collaboration with the ASC, BBFA and brick-and-mortar and online pharmacies brings the prescription industry one step closer to achieving the technological wherewithal to effectively combat the growing problem of overprescription.

Mediconnect Director and spokesperson Dexter Blackstock announced: “We are delighted to support the industry from day one with our blockchain solution and look forward to seeing the ASC grow and more pharmacies and prescribers benefiting from our solution.”


You can find more details on MediConnect website.

blockchain & bitcoin, bnb

ANNUAL BLOCKCHAIN & BITCOIN CONFERENCE PRAGUE BY SMILE-EXPO WILL ONCE AGAIN TAKE PLACE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

The Czech Republic will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague March 22, 2019, for the fifth time – the event about blockchain and cryptocurrencies organized by Smile-Expo. The conference will feature blockchain specialists, entrepreneurs, and investors from different countries.


CONFERENCE TOPICS

At the event, experts of leading blockchain companies will discuss global trends of the cryptocurrency market and the future of the technology.

KEYNOTE TOPICS

  • blockchain: opportunities and risks;
  • smart contracts and blockchain apps;
  • the future of bitcoin;
  • development of blockchain in the Czech Republic.

Besides, the event will include a panel discussion – the format of a conversation between crypto experts that has repeatedly gained interest of the audience. Specialists will meet to discuss legal aspects of blockchain in business and cryptocurrency regulation.

EXHIBITION AREA AND NETWORKING

Representatives of top companies and blockchain startups from all over the world will gather in the exhibition area and introduce guests to new projects.

Experts will showcase mining hardware, new software, and practical solutions for blockchain business.

Networking will provide attendees with a possibility to talk to colleagues, to expand the network of business contacts, and find business partners to develop new projects.

ORGANIZER

The event is hosted by the international Smile-Expo that has successfully organized 50 blockchain events in 24 countries.


Details about the conference and comprehensive program are available on the website of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague.

simplefx , BNB

TURKISH LIRA AND BORSA ISTANBUL STOCK HAVE A LOT TO OFFER TO DAY TRADERS

Turkey is a significant emerging economy that combines the volatility and some predictability every news trader needs. Borska Istanbul had a month which once again showed the Turkish economy has a huge potential that is tapped by uncertainties about the political future, the geopolitical situation in the region, and rising inflation. 


Things may go both north or south in Anatolia in 2019, which makes it a great market to watch and trade in the upcoming months. Get ready for some action with this short guide to Turkey by SimpleFX WebTrader — the easiest trading app that allows you to open the right order at the right time and profit whenever the markets go up or down.

THINGS TO WATCH IN TURKEY

Turkey is in a unique geopolitical place between the European Union and unstable middle east. This exceptional location gives a unique opportunity for the Turkish government to negotiate trade and political deals, and the size of the 13th largest economy in the world, with over $900bn GDP, and the population of almost 90 million people, which gives President Recep Erdogan strong negotiation leverage.

USDTRY has stabilized recently, but just a few months ago Turkish lira plunged 25% in just a week, source: SimpleFX WebTrader.

Here are the most critical news threads that can affect both the Turkish lira and Turkish stock.

RECESSION OR A “SOFT LANDING?”

The country may be facing a recession, which is a considerable growth swing since the first half of 2018 when it noted a GDP growth of over 7 percent.

There’s a lot of uncertainty about the 2019 outlook of the Turkish economy as it may be facing a recession. The Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak admitted that there would be a “significant slowdown” in the next months, but at the same time assured that it would not turn into a recession.

On a 5M EURTRY chart you can still see massive price movements, source: SimpleFX Webtrader

“There has to be some slowing down. This is soft landing strategy,” said Albayrak in a TV interview in Davos on January 24 during World Economic Forum in Davos. Albayrak assured that the government’s target of 2.3 percent GDP growth in 2019 is still going to be met.

Going into recession or not, the Turkish economy is at the crossroads, which creates an excellent opportunity to try different trading strategies on Forex against the largest currencies USDTRY and EURTRY.

WILL THE GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE THE CENTRAL BANK?

Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) – that is in power for the last 15 years – won the elections in June 2018 and is convincing the global economic leaders that now it focuses on three primary financial goals, which is: budget, discipline and fighting inflations.

This would help lira appreciate long term as inflation is one of the main challenges of inflation which reached a four-year high in October 2018 with 25 percent.

Traditionally Turkish President Recep Erdogan pushes the Central Bank to stimulate growth at the cost of inflation. The information that President Erdogan is not putting pressure on the central bank is enough for the markets to go bullish on Turkey.  On January 16 the Central Bank decided to hold the prime interest rate at 24%, which helped the lira in foreign exchange markets.

Watch the news about Turkish interest rates carefully. At the moment the currency has stabilized, but it may change at any time. In August 2018 lira plunged 25% in just a week.

Turkish politics bring more and more exciting news that may sway the exchange rate. The ruling AKP will have to face the challenge of municipal elections on March 31. The campaign may bring more decisions that may affect the lira.

SYRIA, KURDS, AND PRESIDENT TRUMP

Media news creates additional interest in USDTRY pair. On January 14 the US president Donald Trump tweeted on that he will “devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds.”

The Kurds are the 4th largest ethnic groups in the Middle East (after Arabs, Persians, and Turks), but have no country of their own. Almost half of the over 20 million Kurdish population live in Turkey, and it is estimated they amount up to 20 percent of the Turkish population. President Erdogan considers Kurdish militias in Syria as terrorists.

You can imagine that such strong declarations and the extremely complicated geopolitical position of Turkey may affect the lira’s volatility.

WILL BORSA ISTANBUL CONTINUE TO RALLY?

The Turkish stock performed very poorly in 2018. This seemed to change in the first weeks of 2019, as the companies traded in Istanbul rallied with the strongest start in six years.

The impressive Turkcell rally in the first weeks of 2019 show the potential of Turkish stock, source: SimpleFX WebTrader

Borsa Istanbul’s main index rose 9 percent, and leading companies such as Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS gained almost 30 percent in the first three weeks of January. Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri AS and Turkiye Garanti Bankasi AS also had a solid start.

This shows the potential Turkish economy has for the investors. The potential that is tapped by political uncertainties, which once again makes it a perfect field for day trading, as you can take long or short positions according to your interpretation of the news, and capitalize quickly on the right decisions since the Turkish financial environment is extremely volatile.

THE OUTLOOK FOR TURKEY

Turkey is an attractive emerging market. The potential is there. However, a lot depends on how the government will combine caring about the inflation and keeping the support momentum before the elections.

Trade tensions are easing, and there’s a chance that the situation in the region will finally start to stabilize. If this scenario occurs, the upside may be untapped. On the other hand, things always can get worse in the middle east.

You need a reliable trading tool you can use anytime and anywhere – SimpleFX WebTrader is designed for smartphones

The uncertainties surrounding Turkey create a unique situation where an individual trader can beat the institutional investors and come up with a winning trading strategy. It is very important not to take your eye off the ball. You need to follow the news closely and be ready to react accordingly at the right time.

That is why it is essential to have the best tool in your pocket. Have a SimpleFX trading account ready for action. SimpleFX WebTrader is the best mobile trading app. Within seconds you can buy or short USDTRY as well as any of the leading Turkish stock.

If you are new to CFD trading, give it a try with a fully functional demo account or a live account without minimum deposits.

Bora, bnb

BORA, ENP GAMES, UNIT5, and WISEPEER Partner to Accelerate the Development of Blockchain-Based Services

BORA’s development of blockchain-based services accelerates with the collaboration of companies such as ENP Games, UNIT5, and WISEPEERBORA works with Klaytn, Kakao’s block-chain project, to expand their blockchain ecosystemBORA’s CEO states, “We’ve been focusing on technology development and partnerships, and we’ll be introducing a variety of real-world services applied with blockchain technology this year.”


On January 18th, blockchain-based digital content platform BORA (CEO Lee Seung-hee) announced that a collaborative project applying blockchain technology to partner services is on track.

BORA has been working with various companies to integrate blockchain technology with their services and has ramped up development efforts to move forward with each release.

ENP Games, the company that operates game portal PUPU Games, is currently developing a new DApp release with BORA called “Wall Break Puzzle: Ball-Bader,” provided through Google Play. In the new blockchain-based version, users will be able to purchase items using BORA tokens and earn BORA tokens as compensation for winning games in battle mode.

UNIT5, winner of two gold medals at the 2017 Google Play IndieGames Festival and “Best Casual” category at the Busan Indie Connect Festival, is also looking at new markets through use of the BORA platform. UNIT5 is working with BORA to launch a new service and casual lineup in 2019 called Cubie Adventure. Through their partnership, the company will add rewards, achievements, and ranked battle services. Users will also be able to purchase and collect items using BORA tokens. In the future, UNIT5 plans to release a new genre of games in cooperation with BORA that expand the current capabilities of blockchain technology.

WISEPEER, famous for music streaming service Monkey 3 Music, is currently developing a new streaming service called ‘Momople’ which utilizes BORA’s blockchain technology. WISEPEER will implement functions that link playlists with BORA tokens. This feature will allow users to send BORA tokens through community activities to friends along with their own playlists. Receiving users can enjoy the playlists according to the conditions set by the tokens.

Through partnerships, BORA is actively working to expand technical capabilities and develop a strong, blockchain-based digital content ecosystem. As part of these efforts, BORA has recently signed an official partnership with Klaytn, Kakao’s blockchain project, and is working closely with their team in areas such as service operation and technical development. In addition, the two companies will continue to work together to maximize the capabilities of their platforms, and it is expected that more DApps will follow in the wake of Klaytn’s Ethereum-based BORA services.

BORA CEO Lee Seung-hee said, “So far, BORA has focused on developing technologies for building blockchain ecosystems and partnerships with companies in various fields that can utilize them… With full-scale collaboration with our partners, we will introduce real-world services applied with blockchain technology to the market this year.”

To learn more about BORA, please visit the links below:

Websitehttps://www.BORAecosystem.com/ 
BORA Lagoon testnethttps://BORA-lagoon.com 
Telegramhttps://t.me/BORAofficial 
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/BORA_ecosystem 
Mediumhttps://medium.com/@BORA_Ecosystem 
Reddithttps://new.reddit.com/r/BORA_Ecosystem/ 
Emailcontact@BORAecosystem.com

Liqnet, bitcoin news board

LIQNET.COM — WHY LIQUIDITY AGGREGATION IS NECESSARY IN CURRENT MARKET

Singapore-based liquidity aggregator LIQNET.COM is putting a new twist on how crypto trading may look in the future. With the numerous cryptocurrency exchange platforms available, LIQNET offers an alternative which uses LEN (Liquidity Exchange Network) mechanism. Roman Shirokov, Founder and CEO of LIQNET explained, ‘The LEN mechanism pools orders from other platforms into one single interface and allows users to trade at the best prices and minimum spread. We believe that this differentiates LIQNET from other exchanges in the market.”

According to the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI), more than 80% of the volume exchanges show is faked. Besides raising concerns about the transparency and business practices of current trading platforms, this underlines a fundamental problem of insufficient liquidity in a bear market. During abrupt market movements crypto is famous for, low liquidity basically means that the trader will not be able to buy or sell a significant amount of coins and miss out on profits or even lose money. If traders aim to sell a large amount of coins, doing this without toppling the price can be problematic. Roman added that LIQNET with its liquidity aggregation may be an answer to the problem that has been plaguing the market for some time now.

Roman also mentioned that calling LIQNET an exchange would be inaccurate, rather, it is an exchange aggregator. “This is because LIQNET uses public APIs of other crypto exchanges to collect purchase and sale bids into a single order book.” According to Roman, this allows users to get the benefit of trading on several exchanges, eliminating traders’ nuisances such as slippage (difference between the expected price of a trade and the price at which the trade is actually executed).

“LIQNET is not trying to replace them, but rather to improve user experience through offering a better trading terminal and more options for users, as well as better prices,” said Roman. He added, “LIQNET allows for additional trading instruments some other exchanges don’t have, such as take profit, trailing stops, Iceberg, IFD, OCO, IFDOCO orders and more.”

SECURITY IN CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING

One of the issues that is often brought up when talking about cryptocurrency is security. The year 2018 was also the worst year for exchanges in terms of amount of crypto stolen. Hence, LIQNET was developed with special attention to its security.

Furthermore, Roman explained that for the server part, LIQNET uses a geo-distributed private cloud, while the client part consists of a web terminal. They cooperate only with experienced and reputable players, and each version of the exchange is subject to a strict independent security audit. There is a two-factor authentication, KYC through a reliable partner. LIQNET also has other security solutions, which are:

  • Cryptocurrency storage on site – geo-distributed hot wallets (storage that is connected to the internet) and cold wallets (not connected to the internet), along with addresses with multi-signatures for each currency;
  • Background clearing – checks the correctness of current balances and when there is a difference, it sounds the alarm and transfers funds to cold wallets and addresses with a multi-signature.

Since its launch in 2015, LIQNET has received a few financial service licenses from EU, such as license to provide services of exchanging a virtual currency against a fiat currency, to provide a virtual currency wallet service, and to operate as a financial institution. “The licenses we received from the EU show our commitment in offering a legit and secure cryptocurrency exchange for our users,” said Roman.

Not only that, LIQNET issues their own token LEN, for which will receive a discount of up to 90% on exchange fees. Moreover, holding tokens grants you voting rights like choosing what trading pairs appear on the exchange and ways to spend collected commissions. Roman also added that LEN is a utility token (a token that is issued in order to fund development of the cryptocurrency and that can be used to purchase a good or service offered by the issuer of the cryptocurrency), and exchange tokens with utility have good growth potential if the project has strong fundamentals and an experienced team.

In 2018, LIQNET took part in almost all major conferences in order to introduce the exchange to top industry participants: Crypto Valley Conference in July in Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam Blockchain Expo 2018 in June, Block Show Europe 2018 in Berlin and of course the Consensus 2018 in New York. In 2019, the team is sending representatives to the Jakarta Blockchain & Fintech Annual Summit happening today, 15th of January.

“We collected feedback from traders and based on their problems and pains we came up with LIQNET and continue to develop it,” said Roman. “It was important for us to have a working product before we proceeded with our tokensale so potential investors could see we were legit and actually working hard to change the crypto industry.”


ABOUT LIQNET

LIQNET is a cryptocurrency exchange with Liquidity Exchange Network (LEN) technology. After it was opened for crypto trading in 2015, LIQNET continues to grow and develop steadily until this year. Founded by experts in finance, stock and forex trading and information technologies, LIQNET uses a unique mechanism aimed at providing a simple, secure, and profitable trading experience for its users. Up until 2019, LIQNET holds EU licenses to provide services of exchanging a virtual currency against a fiat currency, provide a virtual currency wallet service, and operate as a financial institution. For further information, visit www.liqnet.io or www.liqnet.com.

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CryptoProfile Announces New Platform Set to Revolutionize the Cryptocurrency Industry

22nd of January, 2019, Singapore – In present times even among genuine ICOs, over 80 percent are likely to fail. Some fail because of poor technical execution of the idea, while others are based on business models that are doomed to fail. It is also common to find many utalising the same idea which indicates some lack of originality in the industry. In a growing cryptocurrency industry, this presents a problem for backers who are afraid of backing cryptocurrency startups and genuine startups that lack adequate financing to become successful.

CryptoProfile tackles this conundrum by developing a platform where legitimate token generation events have an opportunity of pitching to contributors in a risk adverse environment. CryptoProfile does due diligence on behalf of the backers on the platforms to ensure that they participate only in the ICOs with the highest likelihood of success.

How does the Due Diligence System Work?

Before CryptoProfile accepts an ICO to be listed, proper due diligence has to be done. The due diligence considers the viability of the business with regard to the ability to address legitimate problems and the saturation of the market it targets. The team behind it will be reviewed to ensure that the members are legitimate. Other aspects reviewed include the technical soundness of the project, the utility of the coin and adherence to regulations.

Any ICO projects that want to be listed on the CryptoProfile platform will be required to pay $100k for marketing. In exchange, CP tokens of the same value will be allocated to the startup and locked in an escrow account for six months or until the native tokens of the startup are listed on an exchange. The startup will then be required to allocate 10 percent of their tokens to CryptoProfile.

CryptoProfile will distribute the 10 percent received through an airdrop to CP token holders to stimulate interest in the community for the startup. As a result, those who hold CP tokens will be rewarded by receiving airdrop tokens every time an ICO startup is implemented into the platform. If the CP token holders like the startup, they can further support the project through the CryptoProfile platform.

There are two benefits of this airdrop system. They include:

Discovery of Cryptocurrency Gems –The due diligence conducted by the CryptoProfile team before onboarding an ICO startup ensures that only the best ICOs will be listed on the platform. This provides a more effective way of uncovering cryptocurrency gems. This saves the backers from losses from scams or ill-conceived ideas.

Startups get Capital and Exposure – The approach provides legitimate cryptocurrency startups with an opportunity to raise the capital they require to develop their platforms. They also get an opportunity to market themselves to the contributors who are holders of CP tokens.

CryptoProfile’s Unique Selling Point

The most endearing feature of CryptoProfile is the adoption of a Novel Economic Model that is a viable improvement over the blind trial and error approach that has been used. Instead, the platform creates a consolidated airdrop platform where token sale projects can pitch to potential contributors. On the other hand, backers are protected from scams that identify the true startup gems in the cryptocurrency market. The airdrop system provides financial incentives for CP token holders to market the ICOs listed on the platform.

CryptoProfile is a viable platform that will make token sale contribution safer for those who want to participate while giving genuine startups an opportunity to raise funds from their ideas. Join the revolution by getting involved in the Presale or main token sale.

The Presale runs from January 1st to 31st while the token generation event is to start from February 1st until the soft cap or hard cap is achieved. Participants will be rewarded with early bird discounts within the pre-sale period.

Exshell Exchange and MUXE have given full support and funded CryptoProfile. The founder of MUXE, a Real Estate Blockchain Platform is Jaimy de Vries. The founders of Exshell are ex Huobi vice CTO Raymond Shen, and CMO Hugo Hu.

In just a few months, the platform will be launched, and CP holders will be at the forefront of receiving airdrops from the best cryptocurrency startups in the market. Don’t be left out. Support the token sale and become a top contributor.

To find out more information, visit CP website: https://cryptoprofile.io
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CryptoProfile ICO Explainer Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5FDmaC2IXg
CryptoProfile Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2njk8tr7
CryptoProfile’s ICO Ratings on ICOmarks 8.3/10: https://icomarks.com/ico/cryptoprofile
CryptoProfile’s ICO Ratings on ICObench 4.7/5https://icobench.com/ico/cryptoprofile
CryptoProfile’s ICO Ratings on Cryptototem 8.8/10: https://cryptototem.com/cryptoprofile-cp
CryptoProfile’s ICO Ratings on TrackICO 4.8/10: https://www.trackico.io/ico/cryptoprofile/
CryptoProfile listed in Coingecko: https://www.coingecko.com/en/ico/cryptoprofile

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