From Jan. 29 to 30, Tehran hosted the eighth annual conference on Electronic Banking and Payment Systems, which was promoted by the Monetary and Banking Research Institution, the research arm of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). Among the announced topics under the theme of the “Blockchain Revolution,” it was the unveiling of the Iranian plan for…
The crypto industry has drawn comparisons with the cannabis industry quite often, especially in the last year. In 2018, stocks of companies dealing in marijuana skyrocketed following a favorable regulatory framework. This mirrored the 2018 crypto prices bull run. However, in Australia, the police took the association to a whole new level. In the Smithfield Plains suburbs…
The currency of Emercoin or EMC has recorded an increase of 0.5% in its trade volume against the United States Dollar through the timeline of 24 hours that ended at the Eastern Time of 8 AM on 22nd January. If we look at the entire last week, however, EMC has experienced a drop of 4.6% in its trade volume against the USD.
Emercoin, with its $11.65 million of market cap, was reported to have reached the trade volume worth $62,622.00 across crypto exchanges during the past 24-hour period. That means buyers can now purchase a single EMC coin for around BTC of 0.00007894 or 0.27 dollars on the majority of the crypto exchange platforms such as HitBTC, Bittrex, xBTCe, and LiteBit.eu.
Profile Overview of Emercoin Currency Launched on 8th December 2013, the cryptocurrency of Emercoin has recognition of being a PoW/PoS coin which utilizes the algorithm of SHA-256 hashing. EMC has a total coin supply of 43,355,720.
While EMC has its formal messaging board at emercointalk.org, you can also join its community on Reddit. Moreover, the coin also has its digital presence on GitHub and Twitter. Emercoin also has its dedicated website emercoin.com for you to get all the additional necessary information you might need.
Emercoin’s Trading Information To buy and sell EMC, you can utilize some crypto trade exchanges such as Livecoin, HitBTC, Upbit, Cryptopia, Bittrex, xBTCe, Tux Exchange, LiteBit.eu, Crex24, and CoinExchange.
Being one of the alternative digital currencies, currently, it is not feasible to buy EMC directly through the USD. For that, the investor first needs to buy Ethereum or Bitcoin through any trade exchanges including GDAX, Coinbase or Changelly which allows dealings in the USD. Once done, the same Ethereum or Bitcoin can be used to buy EMC.
Now let’s glance through the performance report of other top digital currencies in the past 24-hour duration:
BTCD or BitcoinDark was trading flat against the USD. Its current trade volume is 0.00246929 BTC or $16.23. PX or PX was trading flat against the USD. Its current trade volume is 0.00000015 BTC or $0.0010. MAZA or MAZA was trading flat against the USD. Its current trade volume is 0.00000005 BTC or $0.0003. XP or Experience Points was trading 19.6% low against the USD. Its current trade volume is 0.00000000 BTC or $0.0000. IOP or Internet of People was trading 0.8% low against the USD. Its current trade volume is 0.00003182 BTC or $0.11. BRK or Breakout was trading 8.7% low against the USD. Its current trade volume is 0.00000770 BTC or $0.0262. SPRTS or Sprouts was trading up 2.2% against the USD. Its current trade volume is 0.00000000 BTC or $0.0000. BXT or BitTokens was trading 0.2% higher against the USD. Its current trade volume is 0.00007883 BTC or $0.53. NTRN or Neutron was trading 3.8% low against the USD. Its current trade volume is 0.00000170 BTC or $0.0058. UNIT or Universal Currency was trading 2.6% low against the USD. Its current trade volume is 0.00000297 BTC or $0.0101. The post One Day Trade Volume of Emercoin Reaches $62,622.00 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
In this edition of The Daily we feature the first yearly anniversary of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) charity Eatbch, a move by American lighting wholesaler H&M Distributors to accept cryptocurrency payments, and an update about vanity URLs from Atomicpay.
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Eatbch Charity Marks First Anniversary The bitcoin cash-powered nonprofit organization Eatbch has now marked its first anniversary. The young charity group already has operations in both Venezuela and South Sudan, where it is utilizing BCH donations to feed people in need.
José from Eatbch shared on Honest.Cash, “Exactly one year ago, my brother Gabriel and I created this initiative/project to help Venezuelans in dire need and it has been quite a ride! We started with just a 5$ donation thanks to silver-blood and we used that first donation to give 40 arepas in just one location. After a few months, we were giving thousands of meals each week in 23 locations in 6 states of the country! I know it’s cliché to say it, but I really wasn’t expecting this project to grow as it did. Not only because the amazing support we have received from the BCH community, but because the situation in the country; a situation that has been overwhelming for all of us.”
Empty supermarket shelves in Caracas. Due to the economic crisis and hyperinflation in Venezuela there is a large shortage of food and medicine The charity’s founder also added that “Sadly, the price crash has affected our funds and we only have enough to help for a couple weeks. It is in this special occasion, that I ask you to please consider donating to help all who have been suffering from bad economic policies and to show that cryptocurrencies are a superior form of money.”
H&M Distributors to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments H&M Distributors, Inc., a U.S.-based wholesaler of lighting supplies, announced that it has decided to accept payments from its business clients using cryptocurrency. This will be done through a new partnership with crypto e-commerce platform Chimpion, which supports payments with bitcoin cash (BCH), bitcoin diamond (BCD), bitcoin core (BTC), dash (DASH), ethereum (ETH), litecoin (LTC), zcoin (XZC), and more. The move is meant to allow retailers from around the world to purchase products from the American wholesaler with faster transactions, reduced transaction fees and no currency conversion fees compared to traditional fiat payment methods.
“After more than 20 years in the business, we consider ourselves experts in specialty lighting,” said H&M Distributors CEO Herb Needham. “Accepting cryptocurrency payments allows us to share that expertise with even more clients by removing many of the barriers that made it difficult to sell internationally before. What sold us was the settlement system, which allows us to convert crypto payments to a USD equivalent right away.”
New Vanity URL Service by Atomicpay Atomicpay, a Thai-registered payments startup, has announced that its Pay URL vanity URL service will be changed from atomicpay.io/u/username to the shorter and more memorable format of atomicpay.me/username. The vanity URL service is meant to allow end users to quickly find how to pay with cryptocurrencies and allows merchants to request payments via text message, messaging app, social media, email and even printed business cards.
As we previously detailed, Atomicpay is a platform based on QR code payments built for merchants that want to get paid directly from clients without the involvement of any third-party processor. The company reported in January that more than 1,700 merchants from different parts of the world including Thailand, Venezuela, Turkey and Colombia have been onboarded to the non-custodial platform. The system supports BCH, BTC, LTC and other popular cryptocurrencies as well as 156 fiat currencies.
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The US Food and Drug Administration is very focused on ensuring that all the products that they regulate are safe and of high quality. The agency is finding ways to ensure that no corrupt or illegitimate drugs find their way to hospitals and pharmacies. The FDA, in an attempt to identify and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed within the United States, announced the launch of a new pilot project which will allow them to explore ways to track them.
“We recognize that tracking and tracing products, is critical to industry’s ability to detect and remove potentially dangerous drugs from the drug supply chain,” said Scott Gottlieb, the FDA commissioner in a press release. “We’re invested in exploring new ways to improve traceability, in some cases using the same technologies that can enhance drug supply chain security, like the use of blockchain.”
FDA has recruited Frank Yiannas, an expert on the use of traceability technology in the global food supply, to advance these efforts. Yiannas is expected to work with Gottlieb to strengthen US food supply. “Under his [Yiannas’s] leadership, we’ll continue to leverage all tools available to ensure greater accountability,” said Gottlieb.
Though the FDA isn’t specific about what technology companies would use to explore and evaluate methods to enhance the safety and security of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, it considers blockchain as one such solution. Blockchain will provide a secure, distributed ledger that will help trace the drugs’ path from the production to any pharmacy or a hospital. It will also help identify any anomaly in supply chain and the source of such an anomaly within seconds.
Gottlieb said that the FDA is committed to being at the forefront of new and emerging technologies and ensure how they might be used to create safer, smarter and more trusted supply chains to protect consumer safety better. FDA will be accepting the application for participation until March 11, and the electronic, interoperable system is expected to be up and running by 2023.
Many companies recently have adopted blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to improve security and safety in the supply chain. Recently, environmental group World Wildlife Federation (WWF) Australia joined hands with BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV) to launch a Blockchain based platform to minimize the illegal and unethical sourcing of food and other animal products. Last year Carrefour, a popular retail operator in France, started a blockchain food tracking platform to oversee the quality and origin of chickens in their supply chain.
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QUOINE is a top fintech company that provides trading, exchange, and next-generation financial services powered by blockchain technology. They strongly trust cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology will shape the future of financial services. QASH is the native currency for the Quoine Liquid platform. Simply Quoine solves the liquidity problems that rise with crypto investments. All people who invested in cryptocurrency would have experienced these liquidity problems since the majority of people treat cryptocurrency as an investment. Liquid assets can be hard to sell quickly because of the lack of ready and willing investors.
Quoine Liquid brings the availability of liquid assets to the cryptocurrency space through which you can easily buy cryptocurrency and cash-out to fiat. It provides a trading platform that bridges the worlds of fiat and crypto.
Currently, each crypto exchange has its level of liquidity that varies between the trading pairs it offers. This creates individual silos that may have great liquidity on one exchange but not on another. The Liquid platform connects these silos into one merged pool to give you the great liquidity possible. A highly liquid market would allow one to sell without price fluctuations. To do this, Quoine Liquid encircles two main offerings: World Book and Prime Brokerage.
Liquid by Quoine offers crypto’s first multi-market order-book that will combine all the existing order book of various crypto exchanges into one big tradable list, known as the World Book. There are different types of currencies available worldwide to purchase cryptocurrencies. Other than major currencies pairs like USD, EUR, JPY, and KRW the rest of currencies do not have much liquidity due to the absence of exchanges. The world book aims to solve this problem by bridging existing exchanges to create one big platform by connecting different markets into one single portal.
The world book consists of An External World and Internal World Book. In short, the World book contains a mixture of all orders that would exist on the market from all cryptocurrency exchanges.
The World Book uses three primary functions to provide a high level of liquidity. They are as follows: Matching Engine (ME) – It can process millions of transaction per second. It is one of the most advanced matching machines in the industry.
Cross Currency Conversion Engine (CCCE) – This part of the world book will automatically convert all available currencies to local pairs for the individual trader based on real-time Forex Data. It performs instant conversion between currencies.
Smart Order Routing (SOR) – It provides low latency and real-time feeds for all major exchanges around the world. It also automatically routes orders to see if there is a match available on these exchanges.
The Prime Brokerage gives you access to the features explained in the previous World Book section. With Prime Brokerage, you can have direct market access to all exchanges available in the World Book without having to create an account on each exchange. You can also extend a credit line and leverage trades using your existing balances.
QASH is an ERC20 token you use to pay for services on the Liquid platform. Beyond that, QASH holders may also get discounts, promotional products, and ICO investment opportunities with coins that Quoine helps to launch. The team also explains in their whitepaper that other companies may use it for their purposes.
The team minted 1,000,000,000 QASH with 350,000,000 (35%) distributed to ICO participants. Of the remaining tokens:
300,000,000 QASH (30%) are allocated to the community/ecosystem 200,000,000 QASH (20%) belong to the team and shareholders Strategic partners and institutional buyers hold 150,000,000 QASH (15%) Mike Kayamori (CEO) and Mario Gomez Lozada (President and CTO) founded Quoine in 2014. Quoine is the first cryptocurrency firm in the world to be officially licensed by the Japan Financial Services Agency (FSA). Since Quoine entered the financial sector, the company has few competitors like Binance, SALT, Robinhood but Quoine is unique in offering all functionality through one platform.
QASH had an uncomfortable start since it began trading in November 2017. After the Initial coin offering (ICO), the price of the coin raised to a high of $1.48 (0.00013 BTC) before slowly falling to about $0.60 (~0.00004 BTC) by the middle of December.
QASH experienced two noteworthy increase in price– one in the middle of December after reaching a low point and the other one is at the beginning of January.
QASH which remained bottomed out throughout 2018 but recently it has shown a rise in value. The coin raised about $0.20 (~0.000035 BTC) in the middle of November and currently at just over $0.22 (~0.000055 BTC). It has only a 10 percent gain in the US, but that accounts for almost 60 percent rise in BTC. The release of Liquid blockchain and adding Liquid users should potentially increase the price value.
Among the total, more than 2000 available cryptocurrencies listed in Coinmarketcap QASH is in 122nd rank. It can be purchased directly on Liquid, but you can mainly use JPY or USD to purchase QASH. QASH is traded with a much higher volume on Huobi. It is to be noted that you should first buy Ethereum or Bitcoin using an exchange that deals in US dollars such as Gemini or GDAX.
QASH can be stored in any wallet with ERC20 token support. If you are looking for more security, you should purchase a hardware wallet.
Remember the Quoine team is planning to move QASH onto its own blockchain. When this happens, the wallet may not support the token so be aware of all QASH announcements.
QASH is a solution to one of the biggest issues in the crypto economy: liquidity. The team seems to have some serious partnerships to be successful. QUOINE has strong relationships with many of the world’s top financial institutions, and exchanges. With an official blockchain launch in development, Quoine will easily change the cryptocurrency industry for the better.
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As all cryptocurrencies seemingly prepare for the next leg up, a lot of interesting things will happen throughout the day. All eyes are on the BitTorrent Token price today, as a massive airdrop will occur over the next few hours. So far, it seems as if the BTT value is rising ahead of the airdrop, although issuing free tokens will usually result in a price reversal.
BitTorrent Token Price Action Gets Real Ever since the BitTorrent Token was first announced, there have been some doubts regarding its potential value and real-world use cases. While it is clearly designed to bring more legitimacy to the BitTorrent protocol as a whole, the real impact of an “ICO on top of an ICO” will undoubtedly be met with scrutiny for some time to come. That is not uncommon by any means, but it seemingly doesn’t necessarily impact the price right now.
Over the past 24 hours, the BitTorrent Token price has begun moving up again. A solid 7% gain in USD, BTC, and TRX value shows there is a genuine interest in this token as of right now. While most people may be in it for financial gain, that may not necessarily be a bad thing either. BTT Also notes impressive trading volume of just under $143m, which is a lot higher compared to most other top altcoins on the market today. An interesting statistic well worth keeping an eye on.
Social media is abuzz with discussions regarding BitTorrent Token. That is only normal, as the token will be airdropped to TRX holders throughout the day and over the next few weeks. It will primarily depend on whether one’s exchange supports the airdrop, although it appears most platforms will effectively do so. Whale Alert Guy is convinced there will not necessarily be a price dump either, although the jury is still out on that one.
Anyone who is assuming that BTT will tank after the airdrop should think again. Don't forget, BTT is incredibly cheap and the airdrop is sure to attract more BTT buyers. #BTT $BTT $TRX #TRON
— whale_alert_guy (@whale_alert_guy) February 11, 2019
Santosh Kumar echoes a very similar sentiment in this regard. More specifically, this user expects the value per BTT to rise significantly. Users will receive roughly 10 BTT per TRX they own, thus there will be a lot of liquidity on the market. However, as has been the case with airdrops in the past, that doesn’t necessarily warrant a lot of selling pressure. Only time will tell what the coming days offer where BTT is concerned.
Everyone is thinking once $BTT airdrop tokens credited people will do dump hardly but if it is happen in reverse way i heard that for 1 TRX you will get 0.11 BTT so ….#BTT #TRX #TRON #BTC #BitTorrent
— Santosh Kumar (@AnalystCrypto) February 11, 2019
Times like these warrant the use of funny GIFs and memes. Paul W Baldwin has people covered in this regard, as his Spongebob Squarepants GIF sums up how some TRX holders feel today with the impending BTT airdrop. There is no real reason to panic whatsoever, although there will undoubtedly be some excitement first and foremost. Even so, no miracles should be expected either.
Not much time left to get #TRX for the #BTT Airdrop. pic.twitter.com/0ucWGgmd2M
— PAUL W BALDWIN (@crypto_cannon) February 11, 2019
One also has to keep in mind there has been a pretty solid BTT value increase over the past week already. With a lot of tokens being airdropped this week, it seems unlikely the exact same pattern will repeat itself. However, there are plenty of people who bought Tron just for this airdrop and will liquidity TRX afterward. How that will impact the BTT charts over the coming days, is very difficult to predict at this time. Anything can happen when people receive “free money”
Note: The author of this article holds several million BTT.
Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency.
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The Blockchain Investors Summit (BIS) Singapore is set to be a first of its kind event of the year with a dedicated focus on ICOs. Join us and witness the best minds in the Blockchain industry at work, innovating projects in action, expert panel discussions, premium networking, and speaking sessions.
BIS Singapore will feature leading institutional investors, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, private banks, family offices, corporate investors, and crypto investors.
The objective of the event is to provide a thriving platform to Blockchain leaders, experts, consultants, and enthusiasts around the world to come together and explore relevant synergies and innovate ideations that change the world.
What to Expect? ICO focused conference Get Your Project Funded Network with Global Blockchain Leaders Showcase Your Innovation Reach Your Target Audience Pitch to Global Investors Witness New-age Blockchain Ideas Who Will Attend Regulatory Leaders Influencers Industry-leading CXOs Innovative Startups Investors Academia Reasons To Invest? Get your Project Funded Network with Global Blockchain Leaders Showcase your Innovation Reach your Target Audience Pitch to Global Investors Witness New-age Blockchain Ideas For more information, visit https://www.gbf.world/bissingapore
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Google has successfully captured a lot of headlines during the 2019 Grammy awards. The advertisement aired by the technology giant got people talking on social media. A new Playmoji – formerly known AR Stickers – pack has been showcased during the ceremony. This feature is also exclusive to Google’s Pixel line of smartphones, which can bring a lot more attention to this range of devices.
Google Snatches its own Grammy Award Popular events such as the Grammy Awards always attract a lot of viewers. Everyone wants to see who gets nominated and takes home a prize. These events are also great times for companies looking to advertise specific products and services when so many people are watching. Google, the technology giant, seemingly took advantage of this opportunity with its latest Pixel smartphone advertisement.
During the advertisement, the company displayed a new Playmoji pack featuring Childish Gambino. While that might not necessarily sound too appealing, the Playmoji pack is designed to show off the Pixel 3’s augmented reality capabilities. In the ad, viewers saw an AR representation of Childish Gambino stand side-by-side with the real person. As both “individuals” contested in a dance-off, it quickly became apparent this technology has come a very long way in recent years.
The advertisement also drove home a very important point. Google is intent on letting the world – and its own competitors – know this type of functionality is theirs and theirs only. In fact, the Childish Gambino Playmoji pack is available only on the Pixel 3. A very impressive manner of putting the device front and center. Moreover, it is also one of the better advertisements Google has put together in recent years.
While augmented reality is still in its infancy, there appears to be consumer-oriented market for this technology. With Donald Glover and the Playmoji seemingly having some good back-and-forth banter, one would almost forget one of the two isn’t even real. Moreover, Google effectively put the spotlight on the technology and its capabilities, rather than its own brand or even the Pixel 3. By ensuring the viewer remains intrigued and engaged, they seemingly got the maximum out of their ad during the 2019 Grammy Awards.
For those who own any of the Google Pixel smartphone models, downloading the Playmoji pack is now available. In doing so, they can put the AR representation of Childish Gambino into any video or picture they take using that device. It will undoubtedly lead to some hilarious images and videos on social media, all of which will further boost the appeal of AR technology. It is not the first time Google announces exclusive AR stickers packs like these either.
In recent years, the company worked together with Avengers, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Stranger Things representatives to create Playmoji packs. It is the first time they advertised this technology during an event which has so much social “clout” associated with it. Apple, which remains one of Google’s biggest competitors in the mobile space, aired its own advertisement prior to and after the ceremony.
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