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Branding, Cryptowatch Desktop, Linear Regression & RSI inputs

Branding, Cryptowatch Desktop, Linear Regression & RSI inputs
Read this on the Cryptowatch Changelog.
Cryptowatch has updated its branding, including a new logo (inspired by our classic “C”) and two new fonts, giving the site a fresh new look.
Included in this release is an announcement and early registration for Cryptowatch Desktop, the native Cryptowatch app that lets you customize a multi-chart layout (and more). Registered users can submit their email to be notified for the release of Cryptowatch Desktop.
We’ve also included a new tool in the analysis menu, the Linear Regression overlay. Linear Regression can help pinpoint entry and exit points, including stop loss levels.
In another update to our analysis toolset, you can now adjust the Overbought and Oversold levels for the RSI (Relative Strength Index).

Branding

Cryptowatch has updated its logo, reminiscent of our classic “C”, now composed of up & down bars that will match any theme applied from the Themes menu. We’ve also updated our themes menu with new light and dark modes and updated our standard theme. Additionally, Cryptowatch is sporting new font sets: DM Sans and Iosevka Custom.
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Components of the trading panel (and more) have been updated as well with a fresh new look, as well as the menus for drawing tools. For a run-down of our branding changes see our twitter thread.
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Cryptowatch Desktop

Go to the “Desktop” tab on Cryptowatch and enter your email to join our mailing list for the release of Cryptowatch Desktop. The new native app from Cryptowatch includes multi-chart capability and customizable layouts that you can build from scratch.
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Linear Regression

The Linear Regression overlay helps with channel-trading techniques. This overlay plots a High, Low, and Median line for a trend that can help you to determine entry and exit points, including where to place your stop loss. You can find the Linear Regression overlay in the Analysis menu on the Charts page.
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RSI Inputs

The RSI (Relative Strength Index) indicator now has further customization options, allowing you to adjust the levels it recognizes as overbought and oversold.
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Bitcoin exchange BtcTurk signs sponsorship deal with Turkey Super League football club Yeni Malatyaspor

Bitcoin exchange BtcTurk signs sponsorship deal with Turkey Super League football club Yeni Malatyaspor
BtcTurk, Turkey’s leading Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange, signed sponsorship deal naming the club ‘BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor’ for the 2019–2020 Süper Lig Cemil Usta Season.
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BtcTurk and Yeni Malatyaspor’s agreement is the first professional sports club sponsorship deal in the world with such a scope for a cryptocurrency exchange platform. The agreement contains name sponsorship and Yeni Malatyaspor will compete under the name BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor. Furthermore, BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor will carry BtcTurk logo on their jersey for the 2019–2020 season. The club may receive up to 7.5 mn TL fee based on performance.
BtcTurk CEO Özgür Güneri stated that BtcTurk is proud to add another milestone to the evolution of crypto currency industry globally as they did in the past with the first Bitcoin/Turkish Lira trade in history, and said, “And now, we are excited to make another breakthrough in our country and in the world, bringing Yeni Malatyaspor, one of the successful clubs in Turkey Super League and BtcTurk together. We believe in the future of Turkish sports and football and aim invest more in the forthcoming years. With this agreement, we have taken a significant step to increase awareness towards Bitcoin and contribute to healthy growth of cryptocurrency industry in Turkey as well. BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor will provide a significant momentum to such vision through its contributions it will make to Turkey Super League. I would like to thank Mr. Adil Gevrek and BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor Management for their support and contribution to such a unique sponsorship deal.
In his statement, Adil Gevrek, President of BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor Club, said, “We believe BtcTurk, the leading institution in the cryptocurrency industry in our country, sponsorship deal is very valuable for Turkish Football. We are proud of collaborating with BtcTurk, a company with such a vision. I am sure that this deal will bring significant momentum to our team and to Turkish Football this season.”
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Subreddit Stats: btc top posts from 2015-11-07 to 2018-12-03 19:07 PDT

Period: 1122.63 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 177195
Rate (per day) 0.89 157.49
Unique Redditors 537 19498
Combined Score 606295 1044009

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 28637 points, 50 submissions: Egon_1
    1. bitcoin mods removed top post: "The rich don't need Bitcoin. The poor do" (4810 points, 506 comments)
    2. WSJ: "[bitcoin core] fees have reached an average cost of about $30 per transaction. That makes bitcoin virtually unusable for all but very large transactions. The Bitcoin Cash crowd is just trying to offer a solution to that problem." (1305 points, 338 comments)
    3. Friendly reminder that the LiteCoin ($36) founder sold 100% of his coins as it ran up to $300 while wearing a HODL shirt for video interviews. (1192 points, 293 comments)
    4. Rick Falkvinge:"Fun fact: I am aware of a truckload of companies currently in the process of converting from Bitcoin Legacy to #Bitcoin Cash. I am aware of zero (0) companies going the other direction." (657 points, 226 comments)
    5. "Bitcoin.com wallet now displays "Bitcoin Cash" and "Bitcoin Core" balances. Should satisfy everyone, right? ;)" (627 points, 444 comments)
    6. GDAX: "We will open the BCH-BTC Order Book on Wednesday, January 17 at 9:00 am PST." (618 points, 112 comments)
    7. Stephen (BitPay CEO):"a typical #bitcoin transaction costs $1.80 now, >200k unconfirmed transactions, time for a hard fork to larger blocks ... 8mb please" (544 points, 113 comments)
    8. Erik Voorhees: "Changing Bitcoin's proof-of-work to prevent miners from mining is the most absurd and reckless thing I've heard in the scaling debate." (539 points, 171 comments)
    9. Erik Voorhees: "Fellow Bitcoiners, are you ever going to realize how problematic these fees are getting? Avg fees now over $40 per tx. A year ago avg fee was $4. A year prior, $0.40. Growing faster than price, and exponentially with usage. We just spent $4800 to move 15 BTC in one TX." (539 points, 147 comments)
    10. BitPay CEO: “If people can’t engage in commerce, it’s hard to imagine why they’d want to store their money in Bitcoin in the first place” (537 points, 133 comments)
  2. 26883 points, 56 submissions: MemoryDealers
    1. I'm Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com and world's first investor in Bitcoin startups. AMA (978 points, 932 comments)
    2. The pro Bitcoin Cash video from CNBC made it to the very front page of Yahoo.com! (858 points, 189 comments)
    3. I (Roger Ver) will be doing an AMA on Monday Dec 18th starting at 10AM EST on /BTC because /Bitcoin is completely censored. (826 points, 412 comments)
    4. Reminder: Blockstream and Core got 100% of everything they asked for. (807 points, 332 comments)
    5. I'm giving away $100 each of BCH and BTC on live TV tomorrow by displaying the private key. Guess why? (738 points, 827 comments)
    6. How wrong were they? More than 2 years ago the CEO of Lightning Labs said LN would be ready in less than 6 months (695 points, 275 comments)
    7. To the Censorship loving tyrants in /Bitcoin, don't Say Bitcoin.com didn't warn you! "In the unlikely event that the 2MB block size increase portion of Segwit2x fails to activate, Bitcoin.com will immediately shift all company resources to supporting Bitcoin Cash exclusively." (672 points, 363 comments)
    8. Sign the Petition for Clemency for Ross Ulbricht, Serving Double Life for a Website (663 points, 227 comments)
    9. I just bet 1,000 BTC (~$4M USD) that Segwit 2X coin will have more value than Segwit 1x coin. (644 points, 398 comments)
    10. If you think consumers are going to throw away $100’s (and soon $1000’s) on transaction fees to open up a payment channel on the Lightning network, you are delusional. (599 points, 219 comments)
  3. 12737 points, 26 submissions: hunk_quark
    1. Censored! Youtube removes Roger Ver's video on "The effects of Censorship and Propaganda upon Bitcoin" (1002 points, 296 comments)
    2. CNBC is waking up (886 points, 144 comments)
    3. Despite massing brigading from bitcoin and core, @Bitcoin twitter account has gained 50k subscribers since it came out in support of BCH last week. (627 points, 197 comments)
    4. Warren Buffet's Berkshire is the single largest stockholder in BoA and WellsFargo. In case you were wondering about his attitude towards Bitcoin. (619 points, 113 comments)
    5. Bitfinex defines Bitcoin Cash as the coin that fulfills the original promise of p2p cash, a bitcoin upgrade that is ready to scale and sound money! #Winning (599 points, 164 comments)
    6. Wouldn't wanna be this shopper. (581 points, 124 comments)
    7. GDAX enabling EUBCH trading pair next week. #winning 🎆 (572 points, 66 comments)
    8. Thank to this community's effort, Forbes has corrected Kyle's Torpey's LN article to clarify LTC tx fees is much higher than BCH. Now let's ask for 1 more correction: Bitcoin cash is not Bcash. Links in comments. (508 points, 173 comments)
    9. Elizabeth Stark of Lightning labs calls out Blockstream on letting users tinker with LN that's neither safe nor ready for mainnet. (490 points, 266 comments)
    10. The $2000 tip for Bitcoin ABC dev shows we don't need blockstream to pay our developers, we can do community funding through tippr! (463 points, 131 comments)
  4. 12410 points, 23 submissions: BitcoinXio
    1. /bitcoin is censoring the NIST report that says "Bitcoin Cash is the original blockchain" and Bitcoin Core is not. If you have to censor to get people to believe you, then you have lost. (855 points, 496 comments)
    2. Free_Ross on Twitter: "ALL charges of murder-for-hire vs. Ross are now dropped. After almost 5 years, gov't has moved to dismiss final MD indictment based on evidence from corrupt agent now in prison." (759 points, 211 comments)
    3. Someone hacked the account todu which was a mod here to point users to /bitcoin (732 points, 259 comments)
    4. Former /cryptocurrency mod: "I used to be a mod of cryptocurrency until they kicked me out. Now, that sub, is controlled all by mods with accounts less than 7 months old!" (724 points, 214 comments)
    5. Congrats: /btc has reached 150,000 subscribers! (696 points, 356 comments)
    6. Twitter continues to go downhill - flags @Bitcoin account as ‘temporarily restricted due to unusual activity’ (635 points, 216 comments)
    7. There is a huge edit war on Wikipedia where trolls like the user "Jtbobwaysf" are trying very hard to inject the word "bcash" into Bitcoin Cash pages and reverting/editing other pages that speak factually poorly on topics such as Lightning Network, Segwit, etc. (622 points, 148 comments)
    8. What /bitcoin mods desperately don't want you to see! (601 points, 104 comments)
    9. /btc is trending on reddit today, congrats everyone! (586 points, 18 comments)
    10. Bitcoin Cash is upgrading on May 15 to 32MB max block limit (579 points, 334 comments)
  5. 11766 points, 16 submissions: BeijingBitcoins
    1. Average Bitcoin transaction fee is now above five dollars. 80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day. So much for "banking the unbanked." (3417 points, 463 comments)
    2. Dear Reddit Admins: We need to talk about /Bitcoin (1342 points, 280 comments)
    3. Paid for this whisky with Bitcoin Cash! Ginza bar becomes third Tokyo retail establishment to accept BCC (747 points, 60 comments)
    4. Samson Mow says Bitcoin isn't for people earning less than $2 a day. With average transaction fees now at $27.20, is Bitcoin even for people earning less than $100 a day? (659 points, 160 comments)
    5. Protip: If you are new to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general, you really should read the document that started it all, the Bitcoin whitepaper [PDF] (642 points, 69 comments)
    6. With the public spotlight on Reddit censorship, now would be the perfect time to let the rest of Reddit know about the censorship on /bitcoin (641 points, 121 comments)
    7. /Bitcoin in a nutshell (531 points, 68 comments)
    8. Three years ago today, Mike Hearn published an article explaining exactly what would happen when the 1MB blocksize limit was hit. He was right on all counts. (483 points, 168 comments)
    9. Shit, they're on to us (449 points, 65 comments)
    10. "Am I so out of touch?" (443 points, 164 comments)
  6. 9301 points, 2 submissions: censorship_notifier
    1. Evidence that the mods of /Bitcoin may have been involved with the hacking and vote manipulation "attack" on /Bitcoin. (8585 points, 1166 comments)
    2. New anti-censorship bot for /bitcoin (716 points, 345 comments)
  7. 7980 points, 16 submissions: increaseblocks
    1. No Neo I'm trying to tell you ... (706 points, 77 comments)
    2. Blockstream is falling apart - Greg Maxwell resigns - Blockstream takes down team page in a hurry to reorg team - Adam Back must be worried (675 points, 492 comments)
    3. * Ripple is not mineable (it is a centralized private blockchain run by banks) (622 points, 254 comments)
    4. rBitcoin moderator confesses and comes clean that Blockstream is only trying to make a profit by exploiting Bitcoin and pushing users off chain onto sidechains (578 points, 188 comments)
    5. Blockstream investor emails leaked - shows Blockstream motivation to steal transaction fees from miners and pay to Liquid sidechain customers (539 points, 250 comments)
    6. Fixed - Bitcoin Cash moving money far better. SegWitCoin moving money with high fees and slow confirmation times! (532 points, 105 comments)
    7. Vitalik Buterin says what we've all been saying - CoinDesk is scammy and complicit bad actor in the cryptocurrency world and should be shunned (505 points, 59 comments)
    8. "Blockstream plans to sell side chains to enterprises, charging a fixed monthly fee, taking transaction fees and even selling hardware" source- Adam Back Blockstream CEO (498 points, 143 comments)
    9. Coinbase comes through and does the correct thing and adds clarification on the upcoming Segwit2x Fork (454 points, 194 comments)
    10. Core trolls have hard decisions to make (437 points, 140 comments)
  8. 7772 points, 1 submission: PedanticPendant
    1. The idiocracy of bitcoin (7772 points, 750 comments)
  9. 7763 points, 13 submissions: jessquit
    1. You can now store a year's worth of continuously full 8MB blocks for the cost of a single BTC transaction (1378 points, 386 comments)
    2. There never was a "scaling problem." The only problem is "people that don't want Bitcoin to scale." (772 points, 419 comments)
    3. Please stop saying "Increase the block size" (660 points, 449 comments)
    4. [PSA] If your Bitcoin are not ready-to-transact in a wallet whose keys you exclusively control, then you don't control your Bitcoin (622 points, 215 comments)
    5. Why us old-school Bitcoiners argue that Bitcoin Cash should be considered "the real Bitcoin" (587 points, 586 comments)
    6. I think we need an EDA fix before the Nov hardfork (541 points, 345 comments)
    7. Why large blocks: because one man's "coffee purchase transaction" is another man's monthly income (501 points, 104 comments)
    8. This sub is under major attack (494 points, 319 comments)
    9. There is a word for a "store of value" with no underlying utility, and that word is "collectible" (481 points, 169 comments)
    10. Ripple user comes to defend Ripple, gets hundreds of upvotes, but can't answer the most fundamental question: what prevents inflation? (459 points, 404 comments)
  10. 7400 points, 16 submissions: Windowly
    1. "If BCH hashpower > BTC, I'll start referring to it as just 'Bitcoin' :" ~ Gavin on twitter (778 points, 238 comments)
    2. You want to go grab a coffee?? (642 points, 413 comments)
    3. "I guess my idea of "freedom from corrupt banks" didn't include transaction fees that forced 99% of the world's population to keep using banks."~Erik Voorhees (603 points, 122 comments)
    4. "Bitcoin needs multiple clients and independent developer groups. There were 0-days in Microsoft Windows for two decades despite billions spent on development. Cut new teams some slack as they ramp up." ~Cornell Professor and Bitcoin researcher Emin Gün Sirer (506 points, 91 comments)
    5. "With recent developments, I'm putting all available dev resources to retool my software for #Bitcoin Cash. I suspect I'm far from alone."~Rick Falkvinge (Pirate Party) (493 points, 134 comments)
    6. "We've tested Bitcoin Cash vs Lightning Network and... LN feels so unnecessary and over-complicated. Also, still more expensive than Bitcoin Cash fees - and that's not taking into account the $3 fees each way you open or close a $50 channel. Also two different balances? Confusing" ~ HandCash (461 points, 252 comments)
    7. That Awkward Moment. . . . (429 points, 129 comments)
    8. "There was an entire mall in 2013 to 2015 in Berlin that accepted Bitcoin. This stopped when fees rose. There was wide adoption once. Fees kill use"~Dr. Craig S. Wright (424 points, 150 comments)
    9. Bitcoin Cash finally released on Open Bazaar! (420 points, 36 comments)
    10. "Billion-dollar corporations take note: Bitcoin Cash is open for business! Just try to fill up our blocks, I dare you. There will be no "Fidelity Effect" with BCH. Unlike BTC, we want you to use the Blockchain. BCH never really hits a scale ceiling."~Dr. Peter Rizun (413 points, 177 comments)
  11. 6980 points, 1 submission: boomtnt46
    1. As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method (6980 points, 1178 comments)
  12. 6385 points, 9 submissions: rdar1999
    1. South Koreans sign petition (100k signatures) to reject ban proposal and 30k signatures asking to FIRE the Justice Minister and the Finance Minister for market manipulation. Crypto is winning!! (1863 points, 117 comments)
    2. BREAKING NEWS: South Korean Government confirms NO CRYPTO BAN. What they will do is to enforce regulations, anti money laundering task force, anti market manipulation, the usual stuff. (1085 points, 51 comments)
    3. Friendly reminder: Vitalik "I consider BCH a legitimate contender for the bitcoin name." (794 points, 181 comments)
    4. Shutting down or restricting the uses of bank accounts, thereby forbidding clients to buy crypto, is a blatant affront to the rights of civil liberty, manifested, but not limited to, in the rights to private property and free speech (562 points, 262 comments)
    5. GDAX: Bitcoin Cash Launch Retrospective -- trades were halted after 3 minutes because THE STASH DRIED OUT DUE TO AN AVALANCHE OF BUY ORDERS (485 points, 162 comments)
    6. While Jamie Dimon is shutting down your accounts, Russia’s largest State Bank is about to open cryptocurrency exchange In europe (439 points, 38 comments)
    7. Flippening: blockexplorer.com says: "We have made the decision to support the only bitcoin fork with a postive utility momentum, which is Bitcoin Cash.(...) We will not add future support for the Blockstream fork of bitcoin ("Bitcoin Legacy"), and will be deprecating it entirely " (428 points, 110 comments)
    8. National Institute of Standards and Technology confirm: "Bitcoin Core (BTC) is a fork and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the real Bitcoin" p.43 para 8.1.2 (372 points, 115 comments)
    9. TABGATE==> the astroturfing/hired shills scandal. Adam Back let it slip he hires full-time teams of social media shills/trolls. Just read! (357 points, 271 comments)
  13. 6162 points, 7 submissions: normal_rc
    1. Legacy Bitcoin tries to buy a cup of coffee (2305 points, 499 comments)
    2. WARNING: Brutal scam. Guy buys a Ledger Nano wallet on Ebay, and it steals all his cryptocurrency ($34,000, which is his life's savings). (1479 points, 522 comments)
    3. How the Bilderberg Group, the Federal Reserve central bank, and MasterCard took over Bitcoin BTC. (589 points, 220 comments)
    4. Cryptocurrency usually automatically downvotes any pro-BCH thread into oblivion. But I got my CoinText.io post to trend to #3 on their front page, by simply not saying "Bitcoin Cash". Proof that people would love BCH if they kept an open mind. (542 points, 202 comments)
    5. Tor Project can accept small donations again, thanks to Bitcoin Cash. (458 points, 35 comments)
    6. 100,000+ Merchants Start Accepting Bitcoin Cash. More than 100,000 BitPay merchants are now accepting Bitcoin Cash with the option seemingly automatically turned on for all of them. (416 points, 108 comments)
    7. Bitpay announcement: Electron Cash wallet now fully supports Bitpay BIP70 payment invoices for Bitcoin Cash. (373 points, 37 comments)
  14. 6023 points, 12 submissions: BitcoinIsTehFuture
    1. “Graphene” is a new Bitcoin block propagation technology that is 10x more efficient than Core’s “Compact Blocks”! Created by: Gavin Andresen, A. Pinar Ozisik, George Bissias, Amir Houmansadr, Brian Neil Levine. (717 points, 224 comments)
    2. Just so you guys know: Ethereum just had another successful hardfork network upgrade. Blockstream is wrong when they say you cannot hard fork to improve things. (655 points, 398 comments)
    3. Western Union vs. Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash (625 points, 102 comments)
    4. This was an orchestrated attack. (574 points, 373 comments)
    5. It's called "Bitcoin Cash". The term "Bcash" is a social attack run by bitcoin. Not joking. Here is the full explanation, with proof. (567 points, 310 comments)
    6. On a reply I made in bitcoin that had over 350 upvotes, I was first somehow blocked from being able to reply on bitcoin and then actually banned when I edited my comment to state that I was blocked from replying. (502 points, 99 comments)
    7. The /bitconnect subreddit just got set to private! Bitconnect experienced a 90% drop, from over $300 down to $26! The scam has gone belly up at last! (447 points, 168 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Core Dev "Luke-jr" is asked why he is interested in Bitcoin. This is one of the main people in charge of Bitcoin right now. (405 points, 383 comments)
    9. I believe Bitcoin Core/Blockstream is now attempting to infiltrate Bitcoin Cash in the same manner that they did with Bitcoin Segwit. They are suddenly befriending Bitcoin Cash. Only in that way can they destroy from within. Do not be fooled. (401 points, 166 comments)
    10. #NOTX (390 points, 56 comments)
  15. 5329 points, 1 submission: 11111101000
    1. Buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase (5329 points, 1019 comments)
  16. 5147 points, 2 submissions: peptocurrency
    1. Guess who controls over half a billion Tethers across 3 exchanges—over 73% of USDT currently in circulation. (4748 points, 635 comments)
    2. Dear Bitcoin: You're right. BTC has been attacked. (399 points, 107 comments)
  17. 5098 points, 9 submissions: btcnewsupdates
    1. Starbucks CEO Wants Crypto. Considering All Currencies Except Bitcoin Core (BTC): "It is not a currency today nor will it be in the future” (820 points, 218 comments)
    2. Roger Ver: "Dear @reddit, [...] I'll pay you $100,000 USD if you simply appoint a moderator to /Bitcoin who supports free speech." (804 points, 424 comments)
    3. Hundreds of botted accounts mixed with some real ones simultaneously post "Bitcoin Cash is Trash" on twitter. Blockstream reaching sheer desperation status. (719 points, 281 comments)
    4. Overstock accepts Bitcoin Cash - BCH holders can now buy Home Goods, Bed & Bath Essentials, Jewellery & More! (591 points, 115 comments)
    5. ProtonMail asking for community assistance to enable Bitcoin Cash payments (538 points, 86 comments)
    6. WooCommerce brings Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to its 380,000 online retailers. (474 points, 98 comments)
    7. A Bitcoin Entrepreneur Jonathan Hamel knowingly misleads a Canadian Parliamentary committee to smear Bitcoin Cash (BCH). More Lawlessness from Bitcoin/Lightning (399 points, 193 comments)
    8. Largest Sports Gambling Site in the World, Bovada, now Accepts BCH. Billions of dollars in transactions a year (388 points, 60 comments)
    9. Bitcoin Cash support on OpenBazaar now live (365 points, 43 comments)
  18. 4698 points, 7 submissions: cryptorebel
    1. You have $100 worth of BTC. So you purchase an item for $66, but have to pay a $17 fee. Now you have $17 worth of Bitcoin left, but it costs $17 more to move it. So $66 item effectively cost you $100. #Thanks BlockStream (1420 points, 433 comments)
    2. President of SBI Holdings: "The vision of the original Bitcoin white paper written by Satoshi Nakamoto calls for a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. That is a powerful vision, and SBI Group will devote resources to enable a future world where Bitcoin Cash is used globally for daily payments." (843 points, 81 comments)
    3. They used to use Bitcoin... (738 points, 176 comments)
    4. Elizabeth Stark of Lightning Labs admits that a hostile actor can steal funds in LN unless you broadcast a transaction on-chain with a cryptographic proof that recovers the funds. This means LN won't work without a block size limit increase. @8min17s (494 points, 433 comments)
    5. CEO of Bitcoin.com Roger Ver challenges Samson Mow to a debate once again, will Samson refuse again? The reason small blockers do not debate and need censorship is because they know their arguments cannot stand up to scrutiny. (426 points, 208 comments)
    6. Update from BitGo: "Due to strong customer interest BitGo will enable full support of Bitcoin Cash" (407 points, 25 comments)
    7. BitPay CEO hints at possible Bitcoin Cash acceptance: "We do listen to our customers and for quite some time their number 1 complaint has been the high fees and slow confirmation times. We really don't like to pre-announce things though. Things move fast and plans can change at the last minute. " (370 points, 73 comments)
  19. 4339 points, 6 submissions: Anenome5
    1. Government: "Cryptocurrencies are too risky." Also government: "Buy lottery tickets." (1296 points, 139 comments)
    2. Death of a Scamcoin: Bitconnect's front page screenshotted moments before they went private, showing panic, anger, and lots of ill-advised investment claims, several claiming to have lost over $100k (948 points, 309 comments)
    3. Let's End the War and focus on the TRUE ENEMY (730 points, 349 comments)
    4. Archive.org has received over twice as many donations ($4800) in Bitcoincash as compared to BTC. This is how we win. (552 points, 157 comments)
    5. Segwhat? Gavin Andresen has developed a new block propagation algorithm able to compress the block down to 1/10th of the size of a Compact Block (Core's technology) using bloom filters called GRAPHENE. 10 times larger blocks, no size increase! 1mb 10mb, 8mb - 80mb, etc. (413 points, 181 comments)
    6. Remember Ross Ulbricht: Dread Pirate Roberts and the Silk Road experiment (400 points, 217 comments)
  20. 3746 points, 8 submissions: knight222
    1. PSA: /bitcoin IS UNDER ATTACK (761 points, 260 comments)
    2. /btc is trending! (528 points, 63 comments)
    3. Bitstamp To Launch Bitcoin Cash Trading (487 points, 80 comments)
    4. Mycelium.com on Twitter: "We support whatever will allow bitcoin to remain censorship resistant. For now that's only possible with bigger blocks." (442 points, 39 comments)
    5. CBS is referring the new chain as "Bitcoin Cash" and the old chain as "Bitcoin Classic". Ahah (421 points, 121 comments)
    6. Bitcoin cash (BCH) price could lead to bitcoin "death spiral" - Quartz (375 points, 55 comments)
    7. Bitcoin Cash just destroyed the narrative of a contentious hard fork. There is nothing contentious with free choice. (369 points, 114 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Cash support expected in the next Mycelium release! (363 points, 84 comments)
  21. 3550 points, 6 submissions: singularity87
    1. I am stepping down as a moderator of btc and exiting the bitcoin community and entering the Ethereum community. (1110 points, 482 comments)
    2. Now that the debate is over, lets finally make some progress forward. We are starting a marketing fund to expand Bitcoin Cash adoption. (722 points, 211 comments)
    3. Bitcoin Cash Logo Animation GIF. Feel free to use. (562 points, 83 comments)
    4. The entire bitcoin economy is attacking bitcoin says bitcoin.org! You can't make this shit up. (440 points, 270 comments)
    5. Now that REAL consensus is forming, be ready for Core to offer a 2MB hardfork as a last ditch effort to retain their power. DO NOT GIVE IN! (363 points, 179 comments)
    6. btc now has ~50% of the active users of Bitcoin. At this rate btc will soon be the dominant bitcoin subreddit. (353 points, 55 comments)

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BINANCE: A DRIVER FOR BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTO-CURRENCY ADOPTION

  1. Introduction Binance is an exchange company formed in 2017. If one may ask, is Binance just an exchange or a progressive crypto exchange? My answer is that Binance is not just a crypto exchange company but an 'engine' that drives crypto-currency adoption. How? My readers may ask. My answers will first start with a simple analogy of what is adoption.
Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, (usually a child, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents,) and in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents (Wikipedia,2018). In the sense of crypto-currency it is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another ( new idea or way or thing) and in so doing permanently transfers all rights and responsibility that belong to the old or normal way to the new way. Driving in the other hand is knowing how to operate the mechanisms which control the system (vehicle); it requires knowing how to apply the rules of the road (which ensures safe and efficient sharing with other users). An effective driver also has an intuitive understanding of the basics of system (vehicle ) handling and can drive responsibly (Jacob,2018). A driver may be a person, company, a system or device that knows the mechanism which control a system and the driver must formulate or know the rules and the basics of directing the system to its target. A device driver for instance is a system (computer program) that operates or controls a particular type of device (EMC,2010). In our case we are looking at crypto-adoption driver, a person or company that knows the mechanism which can be used to make greater number of people to transfer permanently the rights and responsibility of fiat money to blockchain currency (Crypto-currency).
A clear case of driving adoption can be easily seen in Football which have been in existence long ago, but FIFA devices a way to entice all nation to participate and develop football infrastructure in there countries by moving Football tournament hosting around different regions and other things they did to make the sports to be popular (adopted) all over the regions of the world.
Similarly, crypto-currency have been there before Binance started, crypto-exchanges have been there before the advent of Binance but what Binance did and what they did not do helped in replicating adoption across all the regions of the globe. The only challenge here is whether these position can be substantiated?
  1. The Authors experience My name is Bartholomew Eke (PhD), a Software Engineer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Africa. I developed interest on cryptocurrency in 2010 after reading Nakamoto published paper Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer electronic cash system (Satoshi,2008) which I saw as a research on cryptography protection of online payments. I didn't well understood it until on Febuary 2014 on hearing that Mt. Gox the largest Bitcoin exchange tend, had gone bankcrupt and had made away with depositors 'Coins'. The word coins attracted my interest, I wondererd why they should be keeping the Coins instead of the notes, but I latter learnt it was not Coins but Bitcoins. Before that time Satoshis's Bitcoin was simply viewed by me as a research exercise aimed at improving crryptography which I had many programs on. The research on tracking of Mt. Gox Bitcoin in the publication of Sarah et. al (2016) increased my interest in Crypto-currency and exchanges research. The research is still ungoing though I have published some of my findings but one of my crushial discovery is that Binance is not just a cryptocurrency exchange but a driver of cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption. I am one of the few people trading in crypto exchanges as part of my research project so it often does not matter whether I gained a trade or lost provided I made my findings. I have used more than 15 exchanges only on experimental bases some of which include Coinbase, Blockchain, Kraken, Bitrrex, Tradesatoshi, Binance, Kucoin, Bit-Z, Cryptopia, Luno, Abucoin and Cryptagio just to mention a few. My criteria of registering include Low volume, High Volume, Low fee, High Fee, difficulty of registration, exchange incentive, exchange policy, cardinal goal of exchange, Fiat or non-fiat, age of exchange and other criteria which I will still publish in my future paper. I have lost and gained crypto in the process of the research but I saw some things that Binance does differently which may or may not have contributed to surge in users interest.
  2. Binance Key Drivers In discussing the story of a young exchange called Binance there are some findings worth mentioning and they include: i) Segregation (Discrimination) : In all the money transfer companies and exchanges I have studied before the advent of Binance there is serious segregation among its customers. In some exchanges this differentiation is very scaring but in Binance it is very minimal, unnoticeable and almost non existent. I will use three experiences to explain, in Coinbase my country (Nigeria) can not trade but they can deposit and withdraw crypto, so why allow them to register only to segregate. Most exchanges, majority of users do not withraw more than 1BTC per day but exchanges group them into three level of users which have different withdrawal limits ( which is very OK for some reasons) but many exchanges go further to place trade restrictions based on this segregations. For instance Cryptopia do not allow you to trade USDT or its equivalent if you are not in certain levels. Bit-z will not allow you to participate in some trading competition or even get airdrops if you are not in some category of user. There are more instances but you will not experience any difference as a user until you want to withdraw above certain limits in Binance. Binance operates little or no discrimination allowing 'Private Crypto' users to remain in level 1 and operate freely provided they withraw smaller amounts. There are many world micro scale and unbanked users who can not afford to get any valid government ID for level 3 registration- Binance is were they fill welcomed. I spent some months as level 1 client and now am in level 2 but my withrawal is hardly upto one BTC a day so I feel no difference but that's not true with many exchanges. ii) Incentives: The unprecidented incentives that Binance offer can make some body with zero dollar to be a marchant with Binance. In November 2017, I told my research students who do not have funds to complete their research work, to register in Binance and generate money to finish their research; they did and are about to graduate. Binance empowered them, they simply registered, got some Airdrops from some new crypto companies, sold and traded with the money and where given trading bonuses and they sold the coins and paid for there research costs via Binance. Their trading incentive vary so much that all kinds of traders benefit, to be more concrete Ontology had a condition of trading 0.5BTC over a week. Using $100 a trader can easily trade five times a day which is $1000 buy-sell volume, in five days that is $5000 volume above 0.5BTC at that time and they gave 1000 ONT which was worth (at some time) $10000, what else is incentive or empowerment. No one can deny these facts. Some new exchanges have copied these model which is great for cryptocurrency adoption. All young school leavers in my area are into Airdrop due to this model introduced by Binance. iii) Low trading Fee : Binance is a cryptocurrency which is accepted for transaction in my local domain thanks to the exchange, for the past six months IT training centers in my locality accept and use Binance as payment for IT training. Trading fee is half when the coin is used to pay for fees but due to its relative stability Binance have found usage in other payments. Beginners can easily learn trading at reduced cost due to low fees. Majority of crypto traders in Binance are startup traders who are learning fast due to trading incentives. iv) High Volume: One of the Support team in Abucoin said that people go to Binance because of there high trading volumes, many people still have the same opinion. But as an academics I know that at a time Binance traded less than 1BTC during their starting stage either as one second or one minute trade volume, they did not start the first second of opening trade with large volumes. BTC only have less than 40% of all Crypto (Coinmarketcap,2018) and Binance introduce good altcoins which was followed by volumes. I was told when Binance started by a forum friend that an exchange that does not offer fiat currency will not attract traders but I differed, insisting that a trader will always prefer to make money in 'Aghanistan and spend it in Paris'. If a trader can ingage in quality trade in an exchange he will only go to the next exchange for cash-out. Cashing out is not always a problem once there is another exchange that is ready to exchange even a single crypto like Bitcoin or even TUSD or USDT. v) Honesty: Binance is an honest exchange, they promise they will distribute prices for trade in a given time you will get it before the time or right at the time they promised. Some exchanges do not add crypto handling delays when they make promise only to discover that a transfer may take 30 seconds today and 3 days the next hour. Binance will tell you two weeks after trading competition the coins will be distributed, they do not usually mean it. What they actually said is that "in two days time after context we will send the winners there coins and the coins can take at most 10 days to reach". In most cases the coins reach in seconds instead of the added days they promised. Cryptocurrency is scary and new users are afraid of dealing with faceless customer service personnels, emails and text messages. What they always want is "your coin is confirming 1/30 confirmations"; they can go to sleep believing that in 5days the coin will be their own. Binance delivers on promises. When they found abnormality that will make customers loss they will raise alarm. For instance during Bytecoin surden price spike in early May 2018 they warned customers to trade with cursion explaining that coin deposit problem may have caused price abnormality-honesty. They constantly remind you to trade with their Binance coin for low fee even when they know that your failure to do that results to higher fees and more gain to the company but they prefer to honestly warn customers. v) Selection of Promising Alt Coins: I am a lecturer in Africa and have never worked with any crypto company but I have traded more than 15 coins in Binance (the evidence is the piece of coin left) but the coins are promising. The coin that is usually at the bottom of the Binance volume is Via Coin which is still a good coin (from my accessment). Most of the coins listed in the exchange easily move up creating great choice and selection space for traders. When crypto exchange grow, users grow and trading space need to grow, Binance is master in that strategy. If a company produces a fake coin or even a 'good coin' with bad road map they will not even approach Binance for listing for two reasons- fear of not spending their money since they do not have plans to make more money from long term plan, fear that there listing request will be rejected. The choice of coins cut across prices and different rating in Coinmarketcap; Binance does not wait for a coin to be in the first 100 before listing them rather if they believe the coin is promising they select the coin. vi) Recognition of developer community Any IT company today that do not take care of its developers or technical teams well will loose them to other cryptocurrency companies and there are many of them coming up. Exchanges seem to believe that there job is to deal on other peoples products but Binance has shown that the best we to understand the crypto world is by been one with it. Binance is not just an exchange, it is a cryptocurrency, a blockchain technology and security and software development organization. This is correct but that can not be said of many exchanges except those copying Binance model. Surprisingly those exchanges copying Binance are also getting visible result. vii) Efficiency and Speed of Site and Trading App. There are things that the Western countries take for granted- power availability and very high speed internet connectivity. Readers of this story from advanced nations should jump to the next point. But the rest of the world have little power which is not even available always and internet cost are high and speed are extremely low. Even when the provider have technology to provide high speed users prefer to have their data last for one full month than to see it finished due to high speed usage. Some times provider intentionally slow down speed to avoid customers outcry of quick finishing data. This calls for exchanges to carry majority of users along in developing there trading platforms. The faster the better and Binance is acting and continues to work on this. viii) Security This is closely related to technology since internally trading apps needed to be upgraded to remain ahead of hackers, crakers and phishing organisations. Early in the year 2018 Binance had a phishing attack, we could easily imagine the state of the cryptocurrency exchange now is they had suceeded. But the phishers could not still coins even when they have broken in, this increased users confidence in the exchange and draw more new clients. The new features added to the exchange have even made email phishing extremely difficult to phishers. There are other security features added which users can sence but are hidden to public discussion. ix) Rich Binance is a rich company, rich in their attitude to the world community, rich in income generation, rich in the way they give to start up companies even when they are also start up themselves, rich in their logo and rich in communicating with customers. Rich in innovative ideas. Binance is rich. Poverty repels, so Binance will keep attracting every body to itself. x) Binance is blessed with an experienced and humble CEO When a company has an experienced leader the multiplier effect is seeing on the rest of the staff. Innovative staff will have little headache in getting their ideas approved. An arrogant leader is a liability to a company and make the company to keep regreting its actions. The leader is planning to go to Malta but he is still insisting that it is just a branch of Binance making the current host the consider its stands on tough regulation.
  3. Binance Road Pot Holes A driver must be careful about pot holes else his good car may tumble. Binance no dought now is really a cryptocurrency innovation adoption driver and must watch out for the following. i) Rise of Communities around cryptos Communities grow a company and communities make companies to go down. If all traders pull out from Binance the company will be history. When Bitcoin started, there was one cryptocurrency community, one group of Bitcoin developers, one Bitcoin enthusiast, but today that is far from the reality. We now have many Bitcoin communities (BTC, BCH, BTCP, BTG etc) and many altcoin communities. Passion have started to roll in these communities and support is continously solicited and soon tougher competitions will ensure the coin to list need to be voted for and a new way for paying for coin listing should be deviced using Binance Coin to vote. ii) Ico Support Binance supports ICOs but for more than three months there LaunchPad on their website have being showing Bread and Gifto, this is very bad. When not launching a coin the LaunchPad need to be empty and when new coin are not coming to the Binance LaunchPad the LaunchPad should go to new coins. Binance community can vote to select the next coin that will go into the LaunchPad. If it required payment then they can use their binance coin to vote and get rewarded by the new coin in a form of shared bounty or airdrop. iii) Strong Community We have discussed the rise of communities, binance is lacking on strong community (a group that have strong passion for Binance as an Exchange, a Cryptocurrency and as a Technology). A community driven by volunteers and not by Binance employee, a community that will work for the passion and not for duty. I see three Binance and the group must be very passionate about the three. This may not be group of Binance Traders - no they are too busy and have no coin or exchange friend. Binance may be working towards this direction in the Binance Angels project but wisdom must be used to get the correct arrow head of the community and to actually let go of the person to freely handle the community. If the staff want to lord it on the community followership will be for duty not for the passion. iv) Binance Bounties Binance have so many trading bounties won after the competitions. This is good but part of this bounties need to be used to bring in more new users who will register and a buy Binance and smaller amount for new members without any conditions. The trade competitions the way most of them are ends up in the hands of already suceessful members who can trade once a day and win the competition due to there financial musle. These group of big traders are highly desirable and will continue to remain in the first to third places. But future members need to be attracted with the little tokens falling out from every bounty. v) Need for Binance_Inc Exchange Binance is so big and will get bigger. Binance need to have another cryptocurrency exchange, but instead of just an exchange Binance should have an incubator exchange. 'Division Two exchange' this exchange will be low volume and should serve as a source for listing in the main exchange. If a coin is performing with high volume it can be moved to the main exchange. In a crypto in the main exchange is not performing in they can be moved back to the incubator exchange. In this way Binance will remain the technology and develop in other areas.
  4. Binance as an Innovative Crypto-currency Adoption Driver It has been said that adoption is the original dependent variable in innovation research and the desirable property of innovative systems which change agents seek to enhance. "Innovation" on the other hand is any change in structure, design, products, or processes in which there is a definable new element introduced into the system; the process is essentially the same for all technologies including blockchain technologies. In innovative space the characteristics of people or organizations are associated with higher levels of adoption and the company that makes the adoption to happen faster is very innovative. The voiced or unvoiced assumption underlying the examination of correlates of innovativeness is causal: If we manipulate the characteristics of organizations or individuals so that they more closely resemble those of the highly innovative, we will make the organizations or individuals themselves more innovative (Eveland, 1979)
Conclusion It is very easy to conclude this article by saying that since Binance was able to make more people to adopt cryptocurrency in a fast manner that they are not only drivers of cryptocurrency adoption but they are Innovative. Ask of an innovative cryptocurrency exchange the response should be Binance, when they move others copy so without the statistics of their trade volumes one can easily see that they are truely the leaders that the crypto exchange space have today.
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TXCHANGECOIN- Cryptocurrency With Secure Transaction [ANN]| TXX

TXCHANGECOIN- Cryptocurrency With Secure Transaction [ANN]| TXX

Txx logo
Txchangecoin (TXX) is a cryptocurrency which focuses on being untraceable and private. Its design differs from Bitcoin’s in a few key ways, but it should be understood as a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin – it can be used to buy and sell things, and can be exchanged for other coins or tokens.
So Txchangecoin TXX is a cryptocurrency focused on privacy and anonymity. Bitcoin is actually pseudonymous and BTC transactions are still traceable, but TXX transactions can be fully anonymized like physical cash. It is a fork of Monero, the original privacy coin.
Of course, each physical dollar has a serial number on it that’s traced by FDIC-insured banks and governments. But it’s not necessary to see someone’s bank account balance to accept their dollar bill. In the same way, retailers only need to verify you have enough to cover your transaction when you use a debit or credit card.
Txchangecoin uses ring signature cryptography to reduce the amount of information used in cryptocurrency transactions. This gives the sender and receiver of TXX transactions the ability to verify the transaction in privacy.
Strong encryption, a streamlined blockchain, and infinite supply make Txchangecoin a strong privacy coin with a solid future ahead of it. Before diving into the nuts and bolts of the project, let’s look at some uses of txchangecoin.
Like BTC, TXX is a Proof of Work cryptocurrency. Unlike BTC, however, it uses a variation of the CryptoNote cryptocurrency mining algorithm, which making it more CPU-friendly. In fact, Txchangecoin will continues updating its blockchain protocol to be ASIC resistant just like its father "MONERO", much to the chagrin of ASIC rig manufacturers like Bitmain. It hard forked in both 2017 and 2018(monero) in its war on ASICs. Txchangecoin will follow same.
Txchangecoin opposes ASIC mining because of its centralization of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, which are now moving toward Proof-of-Stake. We will spend our time continuously upgrading both ASIC resistance and privacy on the txchangecoin network.
Txchangecoin we be traded on a variety of cryptocurrency markets, from smaller exchange to bigger exchange. As our community keep on expanding we will involve people with greater abilty to this project.[/size]

Projects [ Road Map ]
- Txchangecoin exchange
- Txchangecoin android wallet
- Txchangecoin chat app
- Txchangecoin store
- Txchangecoin Sport app
- More to come
Specifications:
Mining Algorithm: CryptoNight-R
Block time: Average 2 minutes
Currency Ticker: TXX | Maturity depth: 60 blocks
Mining: CPU and GPU mining supported
Block reward: Approximately 34.6
P2P PORT: 38380
RPC PORT: 38381

Features:
PRIVACY
FUNGIBILITY
SECURITY

Explorer : https://explorer.txchange.online
Pool: https://pools.txchange.online
Pool Api: https://api.txchange.online/stats
Website: https://txchange.online
Telegram: https://t.me/txchangecoin
Discord: https://discord.gg/dq3kbjB
source code: https://github.com/txchangecoin-project/txchangecoin
Wallet Ubuntu: https://github.com/txchangecoin-project/txchangecoin/releases
Video: https://youtu.be/_szg9n-56kw
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General info and list of exchanges for doubleland

This is a unique MMO Economic Blockchain Game with an exciting story, where you can develop your own business, train efficiently to build economic and business operations while simultaneously earning money. The game token, used as the currency, is Double Land Coin.
Double Land is not an ordinary business simulation, but rather it is an awesome world where people have found themselves in the near future. After the collapse of fiat money, the only economic infrastructure that survived is cryptocurrency! Evolve while Earning Money
Develop your products and services Find sales opportunities and capture it with profit Trade Double Coin on real stock exchanges
Advanced Game Mechanics An Exciting Game Plot Earn Money in the Game popup-img popup-img Double Land Advantages Founder of Double Land - About the project
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The game Double Land is based on two key factors: graphics and intelligence. The economic model of the game is developed by economists from the Academy of Sciences. This provides a first-class visual component that can only come from the best designers. Game = Education
The game will not only admire the world of Double Land, earn money but also learn economics and economic thinking. All thanks to the creation of in-game academies and courses. Real economy = crypto economy
The model of the game is built on general economic equilibrium— the perfection of the economic model. The laws of life now work in the game, and Earning has never been so exciting. Game growth = Currency growth
With the growth of the Games, so does the economy — leading to the growth of Double Coin. When the token rises, so do the players’ profits. Game currency = Crypto currency
This is the first project on the market where the in-game currency is not just for entertainment, but it is a real currency traded on world-class exchanges! Game business = Real business
Players can use real-world business strategies to make a profit! Our Advisers Michael E. Bryant Michael E. Bryant Chairman of the Advisory Board
Michael E. Bryant serves as the CEO of Blockchain Ventures International, CEO & Publisher of "Blockchain Daily News", Executive Member of The Blockchain Council, and President of Bryant Trust Ltd. Cem Göksel Özargun Cem Göksel Özargun Senior Advisor
Cem is an expert in blockchain and takes part in projects as an advisor, having solid expertise in business strategy, project management, and marketing. Bogdan Fiedur Bogdan Fiedur Senior Advisor
Is a full stack developer, smart contract developer, crypto-investor, entrepreneur and President of Blockchainexperts.io. Aleh Neliubin Aleh Neliubin Creative Advisor and Outreach
Actor • Producer • Director Zahid Imran Zahid Imran Senior Advisor
ICO Activist Investor, with experience in private equity, assurance, and advisory; participated in 5 potential ICOs projects in Energy, Sports, Pharmaceuticals, Food safety,IT, E-commerce, Robotics services, finance and Consumer Goods sectors from the UK, US, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Russia and South Africa , advised top executives of private equity portfolio company on operations and efficiency enhancement resulting in. Gennadiy Kotlyarchuk Gennadiy Kotlyarchuk Promotion Advisor
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We are pleased to present the team. True experts in their professions, all united by one idea — to create a game world in which phiatic money ceases to exist. All of us have authentic ambition along with proven and trialed experience. Coming together with the synonymous goal of making a breakthrough in the gaming industry of economic strategies. Innovative Teams Nikolay Li Founder of Double Land
Blockchain enthusiast, specialist in the crypto industry, founder of the crypto exchange, active crypto-currency trader Innovative Teams Petr Lavrinenko Chief economist
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Team Network Media is a well-coordinated team of more than 30 people, professionals in game development: graphic designers, programmers, game designers. Dozens of successful projects in the background of the company Innovative Teams Network Media Game development company
Team Network Media is a well-coordinated team of more than 30 people, professionals in game development: graphic designers, programmers, game designers. Dozens of successful projects in the background of the company Innovative Teams Studio of business animation «70/30» Video Productions
Development of presentation and training videos for Double Land Double Land achieves the goals.
We have a lot of experience and professionalism for the Double Land project to be successful. Dozens of specialists are not just burning with the desire to create a game world, where crypto-currencies are an important part of the business and the economy, but they are already doing it. Our expertise is impeccable. We are able to:
Combine professionals into a team and lead to a goal To develop complex and interesting game projects Understand the technology and the cryptocurrency We work with smart contracts We use modern development tools We have extensive opportunities in the field of PR and promotion of projects We perfectly understand economic theory Create successful projects We are sure that the cryptocurrency will greatly press fiat money 
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PR and Marketing 100% White Paper White Paper Double Land
In the Whitepaper, you will find important calculations, statistics, business plan, roadmap and other necessary information that you will need before you invest in us. DOWNLOAD Token Structure 74% Pre-sale and Sale
740 MLN tokens (74%) 10% Development, audit and promotion
100 MLN tokens (10%) 15% Owners and partners
150 MLN tokens (15%) 1% Bounty
10 MLN tokens (1%) GROWTH INSIDE
Double Coin token grows due to the development of industries and businesses inside the game GROWTH INSIDE
Investing in the Double Coin token at an early stage will make it possible to get a good profit at the time of its big demand by players EXTERNAL GROWTH
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COMMON GROWTH
Limited token emission and growing demand are factors of unconditional growth COMMON GROWTH
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We carry out a preliminary sale of Double Coin. Investing in the early stages, before Double Coin multiplies in value after the launch of in-game processes, you save huge amounts of money. The preliminary sale is carried out from May 15, 2018, from 12.00 am to UTC time on May 31, 2018, 12.00 on UTC time.
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We publish a roadmap, according to which our project will develop and go towards the goal 2018 November 2018 Demo version of the game Double Land
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Log of AMA with BlockV.io - @Reeve-BlockV and @Lukas.

dr10 Let us all welcome team from BlockV - @Reeve-BlockV Reeve Collins Reeve-BlockV (Reeve Collins) and @Lukas (Lukas Fluri). You can all start asking them questions. I'd ask team from Blockv to use @ username to the one they are responding to and I'd like to ask all the community to give them some time to catch up if too many questions in backlog, before asking more so questions don't get lost. Thank you! (edited)
Lukas I am here :slightly_smiling_face:
dr10 ah good, welcome :smile:
techbytes Welcome BlockV...
bohemiangreco @Reeve-BlockV @Lukas As far as looking at your website, I am excited for what BlockV offers. In your own words, what makes BlockV the future? Where did your passion for BlockV stem?
tranzer Can you tell us what is blockv, who are your current competitors and what are you trying to solve?
bohemiangreco Assuming some people haven't checked out your website. I think it's important to get that question going.
Reeve-BlockV Thank you @bohemiangreco we believe that vAtoms will change the worlds relationship with value. Crypto currencies have already changed the way we view digital money. vAtoms open up the use cases far beyond currency and now enable brand to consumer and peer to peer communication, through these objects of value. vAtoms are a smart digital objects that can be written to blockchains and this new asset class will open up entirely new use cases of blockchain technology that were very difficult to execute on before
equaliser @tranzer What is BlockV? To summarize BlockV think of “Tokenization-as-a-Service” however not just any tokens. We’ve created an entirely new asset class called vAtoms. These are supertokens, tokens with app like qualities, tokens with multi-media attached and the ability to set policy to them. These tokens can be written on any blockchain or exist on our sidechain
equaliser so that means, you are an interface using different blockchain with their technologie. Some like an Single-Point-Of-Blockchain
equaliser ?
equaliser sry with "you " i meant BlockV-Paltform
koling @Reeve-BlockV. That was a non answer with a lot of buzzwords.
Lukas @equaliser that is correct. a develop/publisher of vAtoms on the BLOCKv platform can decide which blockchain to use (Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS in the future and others)
equaliser great ok
equaliser so how can we imaging the GUI. Are we logging in to blackV and can manage our prefences and get some APIs or how does it work?
Reeve-BlockV BlockV is providing the developers around the world a platform to easily build, distribute, and monetize blockchain tokens. As explained before these are not just typical tokens but this new asset class of tokens called vAtoms. Tokens with app like qualities.
Lukas @equaliser the BLOCKv platform is accessible by API's. So you can build your own GUI. or you can use our SDK for iOS, Android etc. which includes already all the basic function of a vAtom wallet/viewer.
equaliser daaamn. nice haha
bohemiangreco @Reeve-BlockV You certainly have a past of successful entrepreneurship, and that of itself is great too see for BlockV. Would you mind explaining into further detail this statement: "BLOCKv opens entirely new models of blockchain utility across categories and industries, including advertising, loyalty, artistic communication, and incentive and experiential marketing."
Lukas @equaliser here is a example of a vAtom GUI app: https://youtu.be/NRU-cJPJDHo YouTube BLOCKv BLOCKv Demo Reel
Reeve-BlockV Sure, there are a few examples. You've probably heard how great the blockchain can be to solve issues around ticketing. This type of business would be turn key to build on top of the platform. Today you usually click a link, get a pdf and that’s your ticket. There are many challenges with this. First, there are fraud issues, in addition the analytics are very poor on that tickets journey once it is purchased and in the end it is all a very flat experience.
Now with vAtoms, the fraud disappears, the track ability enables the issuer to understand every time that ticket was sold and potentially for how much. Most importantly though, it is a rich engaging experience, now you click the link and you will receive a vAtom which would be a video of the artist, the play list of the show, lyrics and other multimedia, then when you redeem the ticket it could enter you into a drawing for a VIP upgrade, then after the show it will be updated with exclusive content from backstage. So now you have a digital keepsake of the show, you can either keep it or sell it on the exchange to another super fan. Then the artist has a connection to you and they can send you more messages or offers in the future right through that digital ticket stub. (edited)
bohemiangreco So user data is then stored for the "seller"
bohemiangreco ?
bohemiangreco If i understand that correctly.
bohemiangreco Other than Ticketing though, what other industries could you see this valuable in? Currently, ticketing is a monopoly in the U.S. Markets and I'm not a fan of the metaphor.
Reeve-BlockV In the use case of the ticket, the data of each individual ticket is stored for the seller, they can track all of the movements / sales of each ticket. The user data is also part of the platform and it not attached to each individual vAtom.
koling This is a scam. Lot of promises and no real world solutions, stay away.
dr10 Keep calm, this is an ama and people have the opportunity to ask questions - a Q & A. (edited)
Reeve-BlockV Yes, a ticket is one example of the power of the vAtom. Think of digital marketing today. $100 billion is spent, all of that money goes to the tech to deliver the ad or to the website to show the ad. None of the value goes to the consumer. With vAtoms, these uniquely addressable digital objects (tokens) that have value, such as being redeemable, or some form of discount, or gamifyed can be given directly to the user. Therefor that $100b of value skips the "middlemen" and the brands can distribute these objects on their owned and operated properties and social.
bohemiangreco @tranzer asked an important question earlier as well, "who are your current competitors and what are you trying to solve?" Or even better. One of the biggest questions for a business
equaliser sofar it looks very handy. I mean if I get you right, we can do this this good, which we want. Doesn metter what it is, even digital or analog. But mhhh, but how are my interest keep safe from big dealers. I mean i looks like classic advertisment-strategy like majors like goole do with adsese. But maybe I dont get it right
Reeve-BlockV This creates a direct connection between brands and consumers that can be updated allowing consumers to appreciate the brands interaction vs today when you see an ad it can cause annoyance.
bohemiangreco @Reeve-BlockV So ideally this appeals to larger companies that have a large budget for digital marketing and advertising.
equaliser hehe, thats what i meant, yes
Reeve-BlockV From a higher level than just the use cases. What BlockV is really doing is making all of these objects interoperable. So now you have a world of digital goods that can all be easily traded or exchanged for one another. So from ingame items, to coupons, loyalty, and all other digital objects. It removes all of the walled gardens and makes a global ecosystem of tradable goods.
Reeve-BlockV Our goal is to provide these tools to developers for them to use their imagination to build any object they wish.
equaliser ok, that is well sumerized what it does, I think
equaliser I would like to see how I can imagine doing this. I mean using APIs, But I think there is no Demo or some like thta, right?
Reeve-BlockV Think of the app store, it created a development environment that allowed developers to easily build, distribute, and monetize apps on top of mobile and the App economy was born. BlockV does this on top of blockchains and we believe a “vAtom” economy will be born. An environment where people can build businesses that were never possible before (edited)
Reeve-BlockV @equaliser take a look at the video Lukas posted. Also you can click this link to get your first vAtoms. https://blockv.io/vatoms
breastjar @Reeve-BlockV interesting concept.
breastjar What is the demand for such a project
equaliser like I said, this Vid show only the result of doing this. But yeah, sounds interesting
tranzer How much are you trying to raise in your ICO?
bohemiangreco @Reeve-BlockV Who are the current competitors if there are any?
Lukas @tranzer we are just closing up our pre-sale with a cap of $20m and start the public sale next Thursday Oct 19 also with a cap of $20m
breastjar I’m just curious if there are any partnerships yet? You can build a Great product with huge potential, but if companies aren’t interested yet what use is it to me to invest in it (edited)
equaliser because you dont need the big brands, what I understood
Reeve-BlockV The demand is significant. Today there are probably a trillion digital objects, there are over a billion websites and millions of apps all with thousands of digital goods trapped inside, our platform enables those developers to put the DRM (digital rights management) inside the object vs. inside the app. Once that happens it Free's the Object where they are now all tradeabel with each other outside of any application. Therefor adding value to both the developer of that object and the end user.
equaliser we ecosys is builded by two person doing this
equaliser minimum
equaliser doing this with CocaCola or an big superstar is only an example. I can imagin some like lil people reüpaarin bikes or some like that
Reeve-BlockV As for competitors we've not come across anyone taking this approach or that have created an novel concept such as a vAtom. Once these use cases are made know the developer community will continue to grow.
Reeve-BlockV There are currently 4 development companies that are actively building applications. One is vAtomic Systems, their mission is build vAtoms for agencies and brands around the world and they are leading the charge in shifting brand to consumer engagement. Another company is called Epics which is the eSports space and they are building interactive blockchain based digital trading card experiences. These cards will be filled with multi-media capabilities, they will update with real time stats and contain game skins within them. There is another firm which is leading the charge in the AVR space. With the proliferation of AR there will be millions of digital objects soon built and when the dev’s use our sdk’s they will now have the notion of scarcity and inventory for all of those AR and VR objects.
breastjar Hmm Okay, So developers are already lined up to pick up your product
dr10 This is AMA currently
Lukas @breastjar yes, we have been working on the technology for over 2 years
bohemiangreco @Lukas checking out the team, you have worked at Swisscom for 10+ years doing IT Development, with you now being a COO, how are you equipped for your new role in BlockV?
bohemiangreco Missed your answer. Sorry.
Lukas @bohemiangreco I have been managing technology and product teams from 3 to 300 people with up 100m budget, building software products and successfully launching them. I believe I am very well equipped.
tranzer How many developers are currently working on Blockv?
Lukas about 15
bohemiangreco @breastjar is absolutely right though, it seems BlockV is in need of partnerships in order for this to take off.
bohemiangreco @Lukas about?
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Reeve-BlockV The closest competitors would be companies that are focused on specific use cases. Such as putting in game objects on the blockchain or tickets, loyalty points, notary, titles, art. Any company that wants to write an asset to the blockchain would be better served to do it on our platform. We’ve built the difficult part. The ability to create a token written to any blockchain, and that token has app like qualities. They just need to then create the final user interface for that specific use case.
Reeve-BlockV Will u allow Ark to integrate with your blockchain (smartbridge) native support?
Blazeron good question
Reeve-BlockV BlockV provides the tools for developers to build vAtoms. Companies that are built on top of the platform are the ones that would go out and secure partnerships. vAtomic Systems is an excellent example of these. That is a development company which will educate brands and agencies on the capabilities of vAtoms.
Reeve-BlockV We would be happy to explore an integration with Ark
bohemiangreco @Reeve-BlockV I fly into LA tomorrow, meet at the Santa Monica Pier at 2PM? I wanna kiss you.
Reeve-BlockV My office is about a block from the pier, happy to say hello, but we may have to skip the kiss :slightly_smiling_face: (edited)
bohemiangreco Earlier for the crowdsale, we established a total of 40 Mil is going to be raised, in 2 increments.
bohemiangreco According to the FAQ, minimum purchase will be 50k per user?
Reeve-BlockV There is a presale which is a $50k min purchase. However the main sale which starts on Thursday the 17th has no min
Reeve-BlockV We will be implementing a whitelist this week to make the mainsale go as smooth as possible
dr10 OK we are nearing the 1 hour mark. Any last questions for BLOCKv team? Anything BLOCKv team would like to add or tell - feel free to do. (edited)
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Reeve-BlockV Well it looks like we are coming to a close here. I appreciate the questions and did want to say we've had a tremendous response from the technical community – we won a 33 BTC prize in the D10e ICO Competition over 26 other projects a few weeks ago which has demonstrated that our technology fills a need within the space. This spurred a lot of interest from companies and individuals to build on top of the platform. We are very excited to complete our TGE and deliver the promise of vAtoms to the world.
bohemiangreco I'm good here. Thanks for the answers. @lukas didnt mean to take a shot at you.
equaliser No Question, but a
thank you. Your Project looks very stunning. I have an eye on it.
Lukas @bohemiangreco no problem. any question is a good question :sunglasses:
dr10 Thank you Reeve and Lukas for taking the time to do this AMA! All the best with the project and you are always welcome to hang around our Slack. :slightly_smiling_face:
bohemiangreco We gotta get you a new logo : )
equaliser hahaha
equaliser yapp
equaliser lol
Lukas we know
Reeve-BlockV Please join our telegram group if you have any more questions https://t.me/block_v Telegram BLOCKv Token Sale You can view and join @block_v right away.
bohemiangreco Looks like it belongs on the periodic table
Lukas anyone who wants to get a vAtom and earn some or our tokens: https://blockv.io/vatoms
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Using he power as consumers by offering a premium for BIP109 (Classic/XT) blocks could be a way to encourage adoption of bigger blocks (and some other ways and thoughts)

SHORT SUMMARY
My ideas for constructive measures to make bitcoin thrive without wasting your energy.
First, stay calm
Second, use your power as a consumer
Third, show your opinion
LONG READ
First, stay calm
I think Gavin Andresen have a very sound view of all things in this block size mess
I’m still worried about reliability of the network in the short term, which is why I’ve been so vocal on the block size limit issue, and which is part of the reason I’m supporting alternatives to Bitcoin Core. In the long run I think everything will work out fine, no matter what happens with the block limit.
Clever engineers will find ways to work around around the limit, whether that is ‘extension blocks’ or the lightning network or a sidechain that everybody moves their coins to doesn’t really matter. I’d prefer a nice, simple, clean solution, but I’m old enough to know that most of the world’s great technologies are built on top of horrifying piles of legacy cruft, and they work just fine pretty much all of the time.
And Bitcoin will survive without a short-term solution, but adoption and growth might be set back a year or two.
With that said, getting angry and upset will just drain your energy and makes it hard to do constructive things. You have to also realise that BIP109 failing is nowhere near the end of the world. I hope that one day a system that at least takes ideas from todays Bitcoin blockchain will be the monetary norm (because I do not trust todays banks and financial system). But that will take years and years to come, and we will have several setbacks along the road. I think the best way to make Bitcoin succed is to not take it to seriously or personal. Make it fun, make it a sport to find ways to circumvent the obstacles that is in front of you. Don't focus on the obstacles.
Second, use your power as a consumer
It is often said that the miners have power to decide if there will be a hard fork or not. Thats right, in a way. But the miners need us to buy their newly minted coins, and if we don't they have just wasted a lot of electricity and produced CO2-emissions for nothing.
When I buy bananas, I usually choose the ones produced organically (so the workers don't die because of pesticides) and fair trade certified (so the workers don't just avoid getting poisoned, but also get paid). I pay a premium for that, because I think the world gets better if I do, and I am a part of the world.
So lets buy the world changing organically grown fair trade equivalent of bitcoins. If an exchange, e. g. Coinbase offered BIP109-produced freshly minted coins, I would pay a premium for that. The good thing with bitcoin is that you quite easilly can trace your coins back to the block producing it, so noone can fool you. If I pay the exchange a premium, they pay the pool operator or mining operator a premium. The pool operator can pay more to their miners and the mining operator can by more equipment. The result is more profitabillity and more hashpower behind BIP 109. Other exchanges, miners and pools, will have to follow the money and start producing BIP109-blocks to remain competitive.
In the same way I personally would pay a premium to buy coins that I know are produced using renewable energy sources, and where workers producing the mining hardware from the rare earth mineral mines to the assembling lines get paid and decent working conditions.
Third, show your opinion
Businesses are not insensitive to opinion. If there are a lot of people running nodes supporting a diverse field of different implementations and implementations that support a certain feature, e. g. bigger blocks, they has to notice. And businesses usually want to keep their customers, otherwise, someone else will get them.
It is also a plus to have a lot of large block relaying nodes on the network if and when the hard fork occurs.
And if you haven't got the skill, the bandwith, or the money to run a node, do it together with somebody else. You could run a node in the cloud with a couple of other people, or by your self. Or, if there is somebody that has the posibility to run a node at home, but don't want to pay for the bandwidth by themselves, you could help them.
There are also the nodecounter.com rented hashing power thing that you could send some mBTC.
Conclusion
Don't wait for the big guys to decide for you. It is the same in the Bitcoin world as it is in your every day life. Use your power as a consumer. Personally I will later today send a mail to the exchange I mostly use (btcx.se) and se if the are willing to provide me with bitcoins thats produced from environment-, worker-, and BIP109-friendly sources.
Edit: trying to learn the fomatting
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