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Siemens to Tackle Green Energy with Swarm Capital

Sustainable Energy Clean and renewable energy: The concept is simple, however, the execution is anything but. In an effort to aid the continued development and adoption of sustainable energy, worldwide tech giant, Siemens, has turned to a popular blockchain service provider – Swarm. Today, this pairing of companies announced that Swarm has been tasked with developing an efficient, and effective, solution to facilitate the funding of energy projects in Africa. This task will be completed through use of the company’s recently announced premium tokenization service, Swarm Capital. While details regarding the partnership are still scarce at this time, this is most definitely a positive announcement. Not only does it mark continued early adoption of Swarm Capital, but also the entrance of a global titan of industry in Siemens, into the world of blockchain. Swarm Capital Announced mere weeks ago, Swarm Capital is a service provider platform, offering premium services through a modular platform. This platform, which is built on the Swarm protocol, is meant to be a comprehensive solution for any company looking to tokenize an asset. SWARM Announces ‘Swarm Capital’ Service Provider Platform Commentary In their partnership announcement, the team at Swarm took the time to comment on why blockchain is a good fit with future energy solutions through Siemens. They stated, “One of the most compelling use cases for tokenization is in the energy sector, which has been brought to the fore lately in public discussions concerned with energy accountability, transparency, and sustainability. The energy industry is abundant with potential use cases — from the tokenization of energy itself to the digital representation of carbon emissions.” Swarm Swarm is a U.S. based company, which was launched in 2018. In the time since, the team at Swarm has developed a myriad of services and solutions for the digital securities sector, including specialized token standards, open protocol, and more. Cofounders, Philipp Pieper and Timo Lehes, currently oversee company operations. Siemens Founded in 1847, Siemens has withstood the test of time, establishing themselves as a world leader in manufacturing and tech industries. The company has done this by continually looking towards, and planning for, the future – as evident by the partnership described here today. CEO, Joe Kaeser, currently oversees company operations. In Other News For a few years now, we have seen various companies attempt to integrate green energy and blockchain. We have, in the past, detailed multiple companies that fall into this camp. While integrating blockchain and green energy in a different manner than the development discussed here today, the following articles demonstrate another avenue in which the two sectors can coincide. CoinMint – Efficient, Green Mining Elite Mining – The Future of Mining is Green The post Siemens to Tackle Green Energy with Swarm Capital appeared first on Securities.io.
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SWARM Announces Swarm Capital Service Provider Platform

Swarm Capital Swarm, a U.S. based service provider for the digital securities sector, has just announced the launch of ‘Swarm Capital’. Swarm Capital, which is built upon the Swarm Protocol, is described as a modular platform which ‘puts the full power of digital securities on the blockchain into the hands of issuers and service firms’. The company indicates that while Swarm Network continues to be a non-profit, Swarm Capital will look to offer more comprehensive and premium services. Swarm Capital will continue to make use of various Swarm solutions, such as their specialized SRC-20 standard, as well as their Market Access Protocol. EarlyBird Swarm Capital indicates that the first product to be launched through the service will be known as ‘EarlyBird’. Despite just being launched, this product has already seen industry adoption by multiple companies. The product works to provide its users (potential token issuers) with a look at market interest in their potential offering, before a token generation event is undertaken. Commentary In their announcement, the Swarm team took the time to elaborate on the need for a platform such as Swam Capital. The following is what they had to say on the matter. “As SWARM has been delivering on its promise to build an open source protocol while operating as a non-profit, we have consistently seen demand from issuers and other market participants for a service layer that would conveniently allow them to interact with the protocol layer. There has also been an obvious need for seamless integrations with other tools required within the digital security value chain. We realized that the best way to meet customers is with a dedicated entity that can demonstrate the power and flexibility of the SWARM Protocol, as well as enable its customers to use it as a foundation for building their businesses. For us, this is the natural next step to creating adoption for digital securities.” Swarm Launched in 2018, Swarm is a U.S. based company which specializes in asset tokenization. Their efforts have resulted in the formation of various partnerships and developed technologies. To date, Swarm remains one of the few platforms to successfully assist in multiple STOs/DSOs. Cofounders, Philipp Pieper and Timo Lehes, currently oversee company operations. In Other News While we have covered Swarm on various occasions, one of our most recent articles touched on the launch of Swarm 2.0. The following article looks at this, the company as a whole, and their ongoing mission. Swarm 2.0 Goes Live –Swarm Facts The post SWARM Announces Swarm Capital Service Provider Platform appeared first on Securities.io.
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Copper Reach $500m in Transactions in Just Three Months

Copper, the London-based custodian for digital assets, has witnessed exponential growth in the use of its trade and settlement infrastructure, showing a 50% increase in volumes month-on-month. Since launching its infrastructure in June, Copper has already processed $500m in transactions. The company already provides digital asset safeguarding for multiple funds and investors operating a full range of investment strategies. Now, clients such as GSR, a large market-maker and liquidity provider for digital assets, are taking full-advantage of Copper’s multi-account, multi-currency trading platform and T-0 settlement solution. As the firm moves towards fiat custody and settlement, it has also agreed to work with Signature bank to provide T-0 USD settlement. Copper has been repeatedly recognised for its market-leading settlement solutions by financial and fintech organisations. Most recently, Copper announced in May that it was selected by SWARM, an infrastructure provider for the issuance and trading of digital assets, to integrate Copper’s technology which provides institutional grade security fundamental to the mass market trading of digital securities. “It is encouraging for us to see the growth of this type of settlement infrastructure in the crypto industry.” Dmitry Tokarev, Founder & CEO of Copper, has commented: “Although we expected to see a gradual uptake in execution and settlement volumes across our clients, it’s really heartening to see such a rapid increase in engagement. Not only are we trusted by investors and funds to hold millions of dollars’ worth of their assets and facilitate their high-volume trading needs – but our proven T-0 settlement time allow our customers to work their capital harder and potentially increase profit. We are working on other unique services which will give our institutional customers additional tools to engage with the digital asset markets which we expect to go live in Q4.“ Jakob Palmstierna, director of investment solutions, GSR, commented: “The secure repository and trading of digital assets is imperative for facilitating institutional adoption. GSR services the trading needs of counterparts when they are entering and exiting risk trades, or when they require bespoke risk exposures. It is encouraging for us to see the growth of this type of settlement infrastructure in the crypto industry. Copper has been at the forefront of this development when it comes to robustness and security.” The post Copper Reach $500m in Transactions in Just Three Months appeared first on The Fintech Times.
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Bitcoin Buoyed By Free Marketing, Will BTC Prices Double By 2020?

Bitcoin (BTC) consolidating below $11,200 Iranians turning to Bitcoin Despite deliberate attacks from politicians, Bitcoin as an innovation is an “unstoppable force”. Fearing the unknown, they are unknowingly marketing BTC as an alternative. For now, BTC is steady, but bears are firmly in control. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Cryptocurrency investors and traders are in the space to make money, then later for the technology. At least that is what statistics reveal. Bitcoin may be the first of its kind -and a genuinely successful digital asset that continues to transform lives. Since the ledger that underpins Bitcoin is immutable and secured by a swarm of supporters across different geographical locations, its network is highly reliable as well as robust. Besides, because of mathematics, there is no need for trust. As a result, there is low latency and costs. Because of this and more, analysts argue, Bitcoin is a real threat to fiat including the dominant of them all, the USD. Trump calls the central bank issued currency, the “mighty.” Even so, it is prone to manipulation, and with a distinct, centrally controlled SWIFT network; the USD can be a controlling tool. By imposing financial sanctions, the US and allies can achieve their objectives regardless of innocent citizens of the affected economies. To that end, Iran whose Iranian Rial collapsed, dropping by 50 percent plans to roll out a gold-backed national currency. While at it, Iranians are mining the scarce BTC which is their reliable store of value as hyperinflation rages on. Candlestick Arrangements At the time of press, there is a temporary respite for Bitcoin. After days of unrelenting drawdown, BTC buyers are back. However, considering the level of participation-and candlestick arrangement more so as visible from the weekly chart, bears may flow back, crashing the optimistic. Besides price action that is favoring sellers and the inability of traders to reverse last week’s losses, current consolidation is a primer for sellers. Unless otherwise there is an up-thrust above $11,200 in a bid to reverse June 27 losses, bears have their sight at $9,500 or lower in days ahead. Therefore, in light of the above, the best approach for conservative traders is patience. Once BTC blast past $14,000, they can buy the dips as they aim for $18,000 or $20,000 all-time highs. As it is, every high is a selling opportunity with stop limits above $11,200 and targets at $9,500. Technical Indicators Because of this, confirming candlestick signaling buyers or sellers above $14,000 or $9,500 ought to be with high trading volumes exceeding 82k of June 26. Depending on breakout direction, BTC will either soar to $18,000 or fall to $7,500. Chart courtesy of Trading View. Image Courtesy of Shutterstock Bitcoin Buoyed By Free Marketing, Will BTC Prices Double By 2020? was last modified: July 20th, 2019 by Dalmas NgetichThe post Bitcoin Buoyed By Free Marketing, Will BTC Prices Double By 2020? appeared first on NewsBTC.
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Ripple (XRP) Bleeding, Down 10.5% May Retest Q1 2019 Support

Ripple (XRP) drops 10.5 percent SWIFT and rival platforms are not Ripple’s competitors Christine Lagarde will take over from Mario Draghi. According to analysts plus her previous comments on Ripple, this is bullish for XRP. However, that is not enough to prop XRP, which is down 10.5 percent in 24 hours. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals The so-called XRP Army is known for its ferocious protection of Ripple and XRP. Supporting the third most liquid asset in their swarm and vigor, they tear down critics-regardless of the objective or validity of their questions. Their effort has seen Binance make XRP base currency. Besides, for their tireless effort, they had a response from Microsoft’s Skype. Although their request is still in consideration, their role is indeed significant. After all, overt support from the community is that cog that keeps the project’s wheel rolling, replenishing morale. Overly, Ripple’s goal is to expand as a global payment settlement platform. Even so, according to their Head of Global Banking, Marjan Delatinne, their objective is not to compete with SWIFT and other rival platforms per se but to complement them. Presently, the focus is on Christine Lagarde. A politician and serving as the Managing Director of the IMF, the finance figurehead synonymous with the Bretton Woods Institution member, is open to cryptocurrencies and interestingly keen on Ripple. Insisting that banks and financial institutions must adapt to remain competitive, her view is supportive of cryptocurrencies in general. Although the European Central Bank (ECB )is rigid, recently saying Bitcoin is not a currency but rather an asset, her taking over from Mario Draghi could change the European’s regulator view. Candlestick Arrangement At the time of writing, XRP is in a free fall, crashing below April high with an uptick in participation. By dropping a massive 10.5 percent in the last day, price is trading below the main support level at 40 cents. At this pace-and assuming there is a buildup of panic sells because of today’s meltdown, prices may crash and close below 34 cents invalidating previous XRP/USD trade plans. Presently, prices are back to consolidation and to the 15 cents range with caps at 50 cents. Because of previous assertions, traders should take a neutral stance while being cautiously optimistic. Even so, any breach of 34 cents nullifies this trade plan’s bullish outlook as bears are likely to drive prices to 30 cents, retesting Q1 2019 main support level. Technical Indicators There is a sharp spike in trading volumes confirming losses of June 27. The upsurge in participation from 11 million to over 35 million is a signal of weakness. Because of this, it is highly likely that XRP may drop to 30 cents in a retest of Q1 2019 support. Chart courtesy of Trading View. Image Courtesy of Shutterstock Ripple (XRP) Bleeding, Down 10.5% May Retest Q1 2019 Support was last modified: July 10th, 2019 by Dalmas NgetichThe post Ripple (XRP) Bleeding, Down 10.5% May Retest Q1 2019 Support appeared first on NewsBTC.
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Users who value privacy, anonymity will be happy with BitTorrent Speed’s offerings, claims Tron’s Justin Knoll

Justin Sun recently sat down in an AMA to discuss the launch of BitTorrent Speed and the features and updates associated with it. The aim of this latest project is to enhance users experience by offering better speed and to empower them with control features, he said. This new features provide full transparency within the swarm, […] The post Users who value privacy, anonymity will be happy with BitTorrent Speed’s offerings, claims Tron’s Justin Knoll appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Swarm and RSK developing multi-chain distributed storage network

IOV Labs, an organization dedicated to the development of the RSK Smart Contract Network and the RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF OS), today announced a partnership with Swarm, a distributed storage platform and content distribution service, to implement and address the incentivization behavior of the Swarm network as a whole, including the Ethereum and RSK implementations. […]
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Load Balance and Scale Node.js Containers with Nginx and Docker Swarm

In my previous blog we saw how to deploy a Node.js app in a docker container on different host ports and load balance it with Nginx.It was a good approach and can be used to understand the basics. However, in a production environment it is not feasible to deploy one-one container separately on a different port also write each and every ip:port in our Nginx configuration file, moreover, manage and rewrite the configuration file when containers go down for some reason. Hence it becomes unmanageable and frustrating when the number of containers increase.One solution to this problem is using Container Orchestration. We’ll be using orchestration provided by docker itself known as docker swarm to ease things out for us you can read a general introduction to swarm, services, stacks herePrerequisites:Docker BasicsOverview:Here in this blog we will be dockerizing a Node.js application and then deploy 15 containers in a swarm cluster, see how we can load balance them behind a single IP with Nginx and then finally conclude with scaling them up and down also visualize the containers in a better way.Alright , Let’s get startedThe app.js for our Node application looks something like this.https://medium.com/media/4c2ec3da173afd7005d95ca67a97fc93/hrefIt simply responds with os.hostname() on port 5000 so that we can differentiate between different running containers.We need to dockerize this app so copy this Dockerfile below and open up your terminal cmd/shell to the same folder.https://medium.com/media/3a205d9f366644ddd7360cc782afe63c/hrefHere you will need to run docker build -t username/appname . where username is your docker-hub username and then push it to docker hub using docker image push username/appname . We are pushing it to docker hub so that we have a one-time set up and can use a docker-compose.yml file to spin up our containers whenever needed on any server, moreover, we won’t need to build the image on each and every server all we would need is a docker-compose.yml file on our cloud server. So for my case the commands are:docker build -t aagam29/nodeapp_balancerdemo .docker image push aagam29/nodeapp_balancerdemoWe need Nginx to serve as a Load balancer for our containers so let’s set it up. Move to fresh folder and copy these files. Change the IP in the nginx.conf as per your server.https://medium.com/media/87bb7d616a56d56ada65493ea4aaff0c/hrefNow we will do a similar image build and push we did abovedocker image build -t aagam29/nginx_balancerdemodocker image push aagam29/nginx_balancerdemoOnce done you should be able to see the images on docker hubAlright, the next task is to create a swarm cluster on our deployment server . Simply type docker swarm init and a swarm would be created. We’ll be seeing the deployment on one server in case you wish to use more than one just add a manager node to the swarm also add it’s IP:Port before building the nginx image and open up required container ports for them to communicate.Copy the following docker-compose file on your server, change image names as per your username/appname you used while building images.https://medium.com/media/62cfad7a68ae506bfd53d0246d00f55e/hrefIf you’re familiar with docker-compose files, it’s easy for you to understand what’s happening here. For those who aren’t, we are creating two services:First one is named nodeapp which will spawn 15 containers of our image aagam29/nodeapp_balancerdemo , the mapping will be from host port 5000 to container port 5000. There will be 3 consecutive restart attempts if a container goes down, when updated it will bring down → up containers3 by 3 with a delay of 10 seconds and containers will be added to a network called balance created at the end of fileThe second one is named proxy which will spin up one container from our image aagam29/nginx_balancerdemo in the same network balance mapped from host port 80 to container port 80 and which depends on nodeapp meaning it’ll be up once the nodeapp service is up and the node should be a manager in a swarm in order to run this serviceAfter copying this file we need to deploy our stack of services with docker stack using docker stack deploy -c docker-compose.yml swarmnodeappAfter deploying stack we can check deployment status using docker service ls and docker service ps servicename also we can view running containers with docker container ls.The subsequent screenshots clear out the whole process !Congrats 😃, We’re almost done ! If everything went well, you can visit your ip to see a container ID and hit refresh multiple times to see them change every time to cross check that the load balancing works pretty smooth !!Now comes the point of scaling, you can scale your containers pretty easily with swarm all you need run is docker service scale servicename=replicas for example docker service scale swarmnodeapp_nodeapp=50In order to have a better visualization of running contianers we can use the docker visualizer. Simply run docker container run -p 8080:8080 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -d dockersamples/visualizerAnd then visit your IP:8080 to have a proper view of the containers running in your swarm.Good Job !We just achieved a one-time scalable deployment set up for your Node.js application, also configured load balancing for it and visualized them without using the command line. Thanks for reading! If you liked what you read, then leave a 👏 and follow.Load Balance and Scale Node.js Containers with Nginx and Docker Swarm was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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What Is BitTorrent (BTT)? | The World’s Largest Decentralized File Sharing Protocol

What Is BitTorrent? BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol that recently launched a new cryptocurrency, BTT. The network enables you to download several different types of files quickly and for free from the Internet. Currently, over 170 million people use the protocol each month. In this guide, we’ll go over: How Does BitTorrent Work? BitTorrent Team & Progress Trading Where to Buy BTT Where to Store BTT Final Thoughts Additional Resources How Does BitTorrent Work? For illustrative purposes, it’s crucial to separate BitTorrent, the original peer-to-peer protocol, from BTT, the cryptocurrency that the protocol implements as a monetary incentive. BitTorrent BitTorrent is an online peer-to-peer communication protocol for files and other types of data. Similar to a blockchain, BitTorrent is a distributed system with no central entity. Here’s how it works. Seeds host files, otherwise known as torrents. When hosting, the seeds split the torrents up into several pieces, so that you can download them more efficiently. BitTorrent implements a peer-to-peer network of seeders and downloaders for quick and cheap file sharing. | Source: Wikipedia/Scott Martin When you download a file on BitTorrent, you receive different pieces of that file from multiple seeds. While downloading and after completion, you can opt to become a seed as well to help the network further. Choosing to not seed earns you the title of a leech. BitTorrent needs seeds for the system to survive, so leeching is frowned upon. The entire network of uploaders (seeds) and downloaders for a particular file is a swarm. BitTorrent’s distributed architecture enables you to upload and download large files more cheaply and efficiently and helps to reduce Internet congestion. BTT Tokens BitTorrent existed long before the BTT token. Even today, you can use the free protocol without the token. According to the project’s whitepaper, “BTT [acts] as a general purpose mechanism for transacting in computing resources shared between BitTorrent clients and a liquid market of service requestors and service providers.” Alongside BTT, the development team introduces BitTorrent Speed. Because there’s no financial incentive to seed in the original protocol, swarms often die out prematurely. To solve this problem, BitTorrent Speed offers BTT rewards for users that continue to seed after downloading a file. On the other side of the BTT equation, you can buy priority access to seeds, the continued availability of a file, and the use of others’ resources with your tokens. The end goal for the BTT implementation is for BitTorrent to become an entire content ecosystem, including content delivery, decentralized storage, and proxies. There is a total supply of 990,000,000,000 BTT, of which: 20 percent went to the TRON Foundation 19.9 percent stay with the BitTorrent ecosystem 19 percent reside with the BitTorrent team and foundation 17 percent were sold in private, public, and seed sales 10.1 percent are part of a six-year Tron airdrop program 10 percent are part of the BitTorrent airdrop program 4 percent are partnership tokens BitTorrent Team & Progress Bram Cohen created BitTorrent in April 2001 and released an updated version in 2013. In June 2018, Tron founder Justin Sun purchased BitTorrent for $120 million as a means to expand Tron’s Project Atlas. Cohen is no longer with the company, and several original staff members have left as well. Following the acquisition, BitTorrent held an initial exchange offering (IEO) through Binance’s Launchpad program, raising $7.2 million. There is still a lot in development for the merger of the two decentralized companies. BitTorrent Speed isn’t available yet, but the team states that they’ll launch it sometime this quarter. Additionally, BitTorrent Live, a live video streaming service, is accepting sign-ups for an upcoming beta. However, the team has not announced a release date for this product. Competition With over 100 million users between Tron and BitTorrent, this project is leading the pack of peer-to-peer file sharing systems. Another popular blockchain-based file sharing platform is Upfiring. However, Upfiring encrypts every file that seeders host whereas BitTorrent does not. With the nearly endless number of use cases in file sharing, there should be room for both to prosper. Trading BitTorrent has been one of the better performing cryptocurrencies of 2019. BTT launched with an IEO price of $0.00012, and after some initial volatile trading, the price settled in around $0.0008. The price started climbing in the middle of May, peaking at an all-time high of $0.0018 at the end of May. There doesn’t appear to be any news correlating with this run-up, so we can chalk it up to the price just following the market at that time. The BTT price currently sits around $0.00134 – already ten times higher than the price during its ICO. baseUrl = "https://widgets.cryptocompare.com/"; var scripts = document.getElementsByTagName("script"); var embedder = scripts[ scripts.length - 1 ]; (function (){ var appName = encodeURIComponent(window.location.hostname); if(appName==""){appName="local";} var s = document.createElement("script"); s.type = "text/javascript"; s.async = true; var theUrl = baseUrl+'serve/v3/coin/chart?fsym=BTT&tsyms=USD,EUR,CNY,GBP'; s.src = theUrl + ( theUrl.indexOf("?") >= 0 ? "&" : "?") + "app=" + appName; embedder.parentNode.appendChild(s); })(); If investing, keep your eye out for the upcoming Speed and Live releases. Both of these products could give a nice boost to the price. Where to Buy BTT Your exchange options to purchase BTT are virtually endless. UpBit currently has the highest amount of BTT trading volume as a pair with KRW. Because you likely don’t own any KRW, you should look to Binance for your BTT trading. It’s available in exchange for BTC, BNB, and various stablecoins on the platform. If you’re new the cryptocurrency investing, check out our guide on how to buy bitcoin to get started. Where to Store BTT BTT is a TRC-10 token utilizing the Tron network, so you can store it in any wallet that supports TRX. Tron has a whole host of community-created wallets that the team promotes on the project’s official website. Final Thoughts Besides KIN (which is likely to end horribly), BitTorrent is one of the most extensive attempts to tokenize an already successful network. On the surface, adding a token to incentivize seeders in the system makes sense. We won’t know for sure, though, until Speed and other additions like Live hit the market. Until then, it’s just another game of altcoin speculation roulette. Additional Resources Website Whitepaper Twitter Telegram Blog The post What Is BitTorrent (BTT)? | The World’s Largest Decentralized File Sharing Protocol appeared first on CoinCentral.
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Swarm 2.0 Goes Live – Swarm Facts

The highly anticipated Swarm 2.0 update went active this month. The update pushes the platform’s already impressive open-infrastructure a step further. Now, businesses can issue security tokens on multiple blockchains at reduced rates. Currently, Swarm can launch security tokens on Ethereum, Stellar, and Tron. What is Swarm? Swarm 2.0 is an enterprise-level tokenization and issuance platform. Businesses can tokenize any asset utilizing swarms SRC-20 protocol. Currently, Swarm tokenizes a wide-variety of assets including securities, equities, and even fine art. This strategy lowers investment entry-levels and provides companies with access to a global investment community. Importantly, the platform incorporates some unique features that make it stand out amongst the growing token issuance crowd. Zero Upfront Fees Swarm raised eyebrows across the cryptocommunity after announcing a zero upfront fee structure for companies seeking to host an STO. The company’s new pricing model removes the high-costs often associated with crowdfunding ventures. In the past, analysts cited these costs as one of the main roadblocks delaying mass security token adoption. Now, businesses have a cost-effective blockchain-based crowdfunding strategy to utilize. Swarm via Twitter Open-Source Swarm is an open-sourced concept which pushes the boundaries of tokenization to the next level. One example of the firm’s advantageous approach to the market occurred in August 2018. At this time Swarm revealed it had tokenized employee equity in the hugely popular Robinhood trading app. Ironically, Robinhood had no idea, who, or what, Swarm was when questioned about the move. The company never announced or even planned to offer public shares. Luckily, the Swarm functions in a manner in which the company doesn’t require permission to offer these products. Here’s how Swarm managed to pull off this maneuver, without any approval from Robinhood, and why it’s legal to do so. How Swarm 2.0 Works In this example, the company utilized a combination of broker partnerships and syndicate managers to source equity from past Robinhood employees. These employees wanted to liquidate their equity prior to the firms IPO. Once enough equity was gathered, it was locked into a shell company. Then, Swarm tokenized shares of the shell company as SRC-20 tokens. Importantly, SRC-20 tokens integrate automated legal and regulatory compliance considerations directly into the protocol. This makes SRC-20 tokens flexible in their use case scenarios. Market Access Protocol Interestingly, Swarm 2.0 utilizes a Market Access Protocol (MAP) to enable seamless cross-blockchain transactions. This feature makes SRC-20 tokens more attractive to investors because it allows the tokens to achieve higher interoperability. Also, MAP can function with other security tokens besides Swarm’s SRC-20 token. Swarm 2.0 Masternodes Another key feature to Swarm is the use of Masternodes to keep its blockchain secure. These nodes function similar to Bitcoin in that they verify and add transactions to the blockchain. Masternodes earn SWM tokens for their services. Luckily, anyone can become a Masternode. You just need to Stake 50,000 SWM tokens. You will be glad to learn that SRC-20 tokens are compatible with the ERC-20 protocol. Consequently, this compatibility means that you can stake your SWM holdings in any ERC-20 wallet. Once you have your tokens gathered, simply download the masternode software and you are official. Big Partnerships Partnerships are an important part of Swarm’s business strategy. Notably, the company partnered with the UK-based crypto custodial service provider, Copper. Speaking on the partnership, Swarm CEO and co-founder, Philipp Pieper, described the compatibility of the companies. He also took a moment to explain why Copper was a great fit. Copper provides institutional grade security for digital assets. Swarm it Up Swarm continues to develop its platform in a manner that separates it from the competition. The firm’s use of a zero-upfront fee structure showcases that this firm is serious about pushing crypto adoption further. You can expect to see a “Swarm” of new projects launched from this platform in the coming months. The post Swarm 2.0 Goes Live – Swarm Facts appeared first on .
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A Month in Review – May 2019

Digital Securities May presented as a mixed bag for digital securities.  While cryptocurrencies and blockchain, as a whole, saw continuing positive trends, digital securities floundered slightly.  Despite this, there was no shortage of positive developments seen.  Read on to learn more about this industry progression through or original coverage and interviews. Partnerships Various partnership were announced throughout the month of May.  These ranged from usage of consultation services, to custodial solutions.  The following articles demonstrate multiple key partnerships furthering the sector. DigiMax to Consult During Leonovus Security Token Offering Copper to Provide Security Token Custodial Services to SWARM Licensure / Regulations iSTOX, a Singaporean capital markets platform, was granted admittance to a FinTech Regulatory Sandbox. A product of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the sandbox will play a pivotal role in iSTOX achieving full regulation in the future. MAS FinTech Sandbox Welcomes Capital Markets Platform ‘iSTOX’ Failure to Launch While plenty of good news was delivered through may, there is no denying that multiple letdowns occurred as well.  These came in the form of reduced investments and cancelled security token offerings.  Read on to learn about these events, and the companies affected by them. GSR Capital Reduces tZERO Investment by Over $390million Blockport STO Fails to Gain traction – Platform to Shutdown In Other News Vertalo, the cap-table specialists, caught our attention on multiple occasions over the month of May.  This U.S. based company saw, not only the continued adoption of their services, but announced the release of their V-Token software. Dave Hendricks, CEO of Vertalo, states, “The current high cost of tokenization is the main impediment to widespread adoption and roll out of digital assets.  Today, Issuers who are interested in digital approaches are being asked to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to design and produce tokens before they have successfully raised capital.  The unit economics need to change.” Vertalo to Provide Vital Services to seriesOne Vertalo Releases V-Token Software for Usage During Tokenization Interviews Remy Jacobson, CEO of RealT RealT is a recently launched crowdfunding platform, with an eye on real estate.  CEO, Remy Jacobson, spoke with securities.io about their goals, and how they plan on attaining them. Read More Syed Hussain, CEO of Liquidity This blockchain based, fintech firm, has set their sights on developing a comprehensive investment platform, serving the ‘digital economy’.  With years of experience surrounding blockchain, CEO, Syed Hussain, took the time to discuss this project and how it will change digital securities. Read More The post A Month in Review – May 2019 appeared first on .
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$100K Bitcoin Price Valuation | Stock To Flow Model? Electroneum ETN | Tron TRX Poloniex

Less than 3 million $BTC left to be mined. Bitcoin halving in 208 days. https://twitter.com/Altcoinbuzzio/status/1185356950688550912 When can you expect a 100k BTC - Real Vision Interview with Plan₿ https://twitter.com/realvision/status/1185245355061010437 https://www.newsbtc.com/2019/07/14/refreshed-model-bitcoin-btc-to-see-100000-after-2020s-halving Response to Above Model https://twitter.com/Super_Crypto/status/1185335547805556741 Bitcoin Halving to Push Market Cap Into the Trillions? https://beincrypto.com/dramatic-bitcoin-halving-to-push-market-cap-into-the-trillions Bitcoin as a Savings Technology https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-as-a-savings-technology-are-interest-accounts-worth-the-trade-offs Poloniex finds new backing led by Tron’s Justin Sun https://eng.ambcrypto.com/poloniex-splits-from-circle-finds-new-backing-led-by-trons-justin Electroneum ETN is Testing BETA App for AnyTasks Platform https://www.altcoinbuzz.io/crypto-news/product-release/electroneum-is-testing-beta-app-for-anytasks-platform Sign up for Altcoin Buzz FREE Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dnIEz1 CRYPTO.COM MCO $50 REWARD https://platinum.crypto.com/r/k7tsgv2xc0 Sign up for eToro https://tinyurl.com/yxwa8vbt ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Visit our website: https://altcoinbuzz.io Connect with us on Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Altcoinbuzzio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/altcoinbuzzio/ Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/DLi8Ug8negQrbwYO-oqNRA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Looking for the best cryptocurrency wallets? Check these out: BitLox: https://bit.ly/2rWQnHa CoolWallet S: https://bit.ly/2Liy5bv Trezor: https://bit.ly/2IXrZic Ledger Nano S: https://bit.ly/2IyE3al KeepKey: https://bit.ly/2x5TlhM Read about them here: https://bit.ly/2rTdthZ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #bitcoin #cryptocurrency #altcoin #altcoins #crypto #BTC #ETH $BTC #bitcoinprice #ethereum #electroneum #cardano #enjin #crypto.com #hpb #digibyte #bitcoinnews #btcnews #libra #chainlink #ripple #xrp #xrpripple #binance #bitcoinnewstoday #cryptonews #litecoin #cryptocurrencynews #news NOTE The information discussed on the Altcoin Buzz YouTube or other social media channels is not financial advice. This information is for educational, informational and entertainment purposes only. Any information and advice or investment strategies are thoughts and opinions only, relevant to accepted levels of risk tolerance of the narrator and their risk tolerance maybe different than yours. We are not responsible for your losses. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are high-risk investments so please do your due diligence and consult the financial advisor before acting on any information provided. Copyright Altcoin Buzz Pte Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Startup Kava Ready To Raise $3 Million Through IEO On Binance

A few days ago, the Binance cryptocurrency exchange announced the Kava (KAVA) token sale on the Binance Launchpad. This is one of the many projects that conducted an […] The post Startup Kava Ready To Raise $3 Million Through IEO On Binance appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
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Tron [TRX] Up 5% Amid Rumours of Justin Sun Investing in Poloniex

Tron (TRX) has grown 5% in the last 24-hours following rumours of Tron CEO Justin Sun investing in Poloniex’s new digital firm.  Justin Sun May Invest in Poloniex On Friday, cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex announced in a blog post that it was spinning out of Circle and forming another company – Polo digital assets with new backers and a global focus. Among Poloniex developmental plans is focusing on global traders and spending $100M on expanding and developing the platform. Also, US customers will no longer be able to use Poloniex from the next month. According to rumours, one of the new backers of Poloniex is Justin Sun. The unconfirmed news comes from several Circle employees who refuse to be named. According to sources, Justin Sun is leading the Asian investment consortium backing Poloniex’s new company and he visited Circle’s Boston headquarters regarding the same yesterday and today. Justin Sun has not yet confirmed if the rumours are actually true. TRX Up 5% Amid Rumours TRX has grown 5% in a sluggish market in the last 24-hours, and this upward movement seems to have come as a reaction to the news of Sun’s plans of investment. Source: CoinMarketCap Tron began the week at $0.0161. It reached a weekly high of $0.168 on Tuesday, but it could sustain the upward movement for long, and it closed at $0.0157. On Wednesday, it tumbled further and hit $0.0148 before bouncing to $0.152. On Thursday, it plunged to the weekly low of $0.0146, but embarked on an upward movement again, closing at $0.0154. Yesterday, plummeted to a low of $0.0147, but began an upward journey again to reach $0.0155. Today, it rose to $0.0157 to mark a nearly 5% gain in a 24-hour period. At press time, it is trading at $0.0155. Other Developments at Tron Today, Tron announced the details of its association with Huobi Global. Justin Sun tweeted that users would now be able to deposit TRC20-USDT on Huobi with upto 30% Annualized Percentage Rate (APR) interest as a reward. Source: Twitter Today, as an update on its partnership with the sports betting platform, Sportsbet.io, Tron announced that users would be able to use their TRX to bet on the platform from October 20. The post Tron [TRX] Up 5% Amid Rumours of Justin Sun Investing in Poloniex appeared first on Coingape.
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