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XWIN Brings Blockchain Integrity To Online Betting; ICO Begins

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Bitcoin is not about the price, it is about a better society

Bitcoin is not about the price, it is about a better society – a friendly reminder from the Bitcoin Queen of Switzerland

A lot of people have asked me about Bitcoin recently. Here I would like to share with you my very personal and probably highly subjective view.

The first time I bought Bitcoin was back in 2013. It was because I came across something intriguing, something that was making no sense from the point of view of classical monetary theory.

As the government of Cyprus announced a bail-in for banks, they had to cascade the losses on their shareholders, debt holders and even large depositors. The run on the Cypriot banks pushed Bitcoin from around 50 USD to 200 USD. This case in itself was actually quite an interesting incident from a historical perspective. For the first time in our history the role and behaviour of gold – a physical asset as old as history of humanity –  was replicated by something that does not really exist: some abstract computer code run on decentralized network of computers. Perplexing situation, right? Especially if you’ve ventured into the history of monetary policy before. At my post-Soviet Union University this subject was my favourite, as it was a glossy new addition to our Fiscal Policy course.


I didn’t take Bitcoin seriously before, but this incident got me thinking. Is it really possible to create a post-national currency that would substitute gold, a universally acknowledged asset? Cyprus was just a little ripple in the ocean of capital markets. What would happen to Bitcoin’s price if World War III were to break out tomorrow?

Later the same year the Chinese got excited about Bitcoin and the price started to rise even further. Chinese government however understandably was not so happy about this new borderless currency which makes it so easy to circumvent the capital control. There were announcements about a clamp-down on Bitcoin. All of this was to no avail, as the price of Bitcoin just dived for a while. This was the first proof, that governments can’t do much about Bitcoin. This story was replayed in September this year as the Chinese government introduced restrictions on cryptocurrencies exchanges.

Yet 2013 was proclaimed “The year of Bitcoin” by the media. It was a real breakthrough for Bitcoin. Finally, after four years since the first block was mined on the Bitcoin blockchain, Bitcoin started to get some traction, to be accepted by retailers while the number of Bitcoin wallets rocketed to 12 million.  

By January 2014 Bitcoin was reaching over 1100 USD. Then the biggest hack in the history of Bitcoin ruined Mt. Gox, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges at that time. Around 750.000 were stolen from the exchange, which would be worth around 12 billion USD today. Bitcoin again lost half of its value. But that wasn’t all. It continued its decline over the next two years coming back close to 200.

Bitcoin Price

Such a prolonged stagnation occured for a number of different reasons. I think the major problem was actually the lack of regulation. It was not possible to receive a legal status, even if you would be a legitimate business e.g. providing custody solution – saving cryptographic keys. And as Bitcoin companies could not receive any kind of licensing, banks could not engage with them in financial transactions. This situation lead to the absence of the ramp-on/off from and into flat currencies. Bitcoin being largely cut out of connection to the “real world money” was naturally of limited use. The whole dream of fast mass adoption of Bitcoin, which was driving around 1 billion USD in VC investment back then, did not live up to the promise. It was a very disappointing situation.

Then in 2015 New York came up with BitLicence, which was a total disaster, too. Limited to the New York state it was inherently restrictive –  only three companies managed to get it. It was around this time when Xapo, one of the leading Bitcoin custodians founded by a famous Silicon Valley entrepreneur Wences Casares, decided to look for a better regulatory solution.

For me personally it was a perfect call to help Bitcoin succeed. I met Wences in Zug, Switzerland during one of his first trips here. I was amazed by how similar his and my story were. They were both about hardship and deprivation, about corrupt governments and hyperinflation. The only difference: he was from Argentina, and I from Ukraine. Behind our incredible intersection on the Swiss ground, coming from two different continents – was the same conviction that the human rights of people cannot be abused by a government targeting wealth redistribution through printing money, inflation. We both suffered from it. We both knew that it is up to us to change something that was never possible before: to create a first post-national currency which no government can interfere with.

It felt like quite a mission. So without much discussion about salaries and percs, I took over the responsibility for driving the regulatory process in Switzerland. For Xapo, Switzerland back then was still a bit of a gamble. We largely hoped that Switzerland’s financial regulator – FINMA – being a highly professional and pragmatic regulator will be more open to creation of a proper regulatory environment.

A lot has been written about the Xapo case in the press. In short, after initial difficulties relating to assumed obligation to apply for the banking licences, we finally managed to find a pragmatic solution with FINMA. Yet looking back, we realized that this would not happen if we would just concentrate on legal aspects. Very soon after we discovered there was a dead end, I started to engage with Swiss parliamentary groups in support of innovation, banking association, governmental bodies and startup associations. We managed to gain support of several parliamentary members. Franz Grüter, a member of the SVP party even submitted a motion to parliament concerning a change of the banking law redefining the term of “public deposit” and exempting cryptocurrency from this category.

The result was that FINMA has allowed us to operate without a banking licence being categorized merely as a financial intermediary. No banking licence, no FINMA supervision. Only an application to become a part of self regulatory organization for financial intermediaries. A big success story for Xapo and for me personally. For once in my life I did something that helped to solve one of the biggest problem of Bitcoin: the regulation. It was highly rewarding and an exquisite experience.

Moreover, it was an ideological victory. For me it was about human rights and freedom. To put it simply, if governments cannot print money then there will be also less war. Inflation was always the traditional way to finance wars imagine that they were no longer able to do it because their people would be able to say no. Cryptocurrency provides an escape-route. As long as they have a phone and internet – no government can stop them. How great is that! No wars, no abuse, a more liberal and fair society.

Cryptocurrencies as disciplinary measure for corrupt governments. If nobody could stop them until now – now there is a new force. And this force is the technology. I think there is a high probability that post scriptum this moment will be regarded as one of the biggest historical breakthrough: the case when technology changed the social order, just as it did at the beginning of first industrialization era.

In that sense I consider myself a very fortunate person. I was lucky enough to live through that, to witness this gigantic shift. And to help the movement along the way.

For that reason, I am not particularly excited about the recent price rally and the waves of speculation and greed rolling out of the news. Too many people today  are focused on Bitcoin as a ‘get rich quick scheme’. But Bitcoin is actually not about that. It is about a better society, it is about equality and freedom.

Think about when you buy Bitcoin. Buy it for the big idea, not for speculation.

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LiveTree Launches Reverse ICO to Disrupt the $500 Billion Hollywood Industry

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This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. LiveTree, a UK-based social crowdfunding platform, is announcing a “reverse ICO” as it attempts to raise funds for the development and operation of its new blockchain-based project: Advanced

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LiveTree Launches Reverse ICO to Disrupt the $500 Billion Hollywood Industry

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The number of applications for tokens exceeds the supply by 5 times. How did Universa manage to blow away the cryptocurrency market again?

UTN tokens by Universa project have sparked enormous interest where they were offered as a part of inter-project token swap (IpTS). The number of applications for tokens more than 5 times exceeded the supply, with the swap lasting for just 4 days (from 6 till 9 of November). The holders of ICOS tokens had an opportunity to get Universa digital assets at a better exchange rate of 1 to 4 (or with 75% discount) and were so delighted with such offer that even asked to prolong this offer under the IpTS programme.

“Certainly it is a great pleasure for us that exchange for UTN tokens has aroused such an interest. It means that we are doing a huge story and are moving in the right direction. We are happy to cooperate with ICOBox within the inter-project token swap programme. That is a good opportunity for us to attract more potential users of the system we are developing, as well as for the users to benefit from the innovations provided by our company,” commented Alexander Borodich, founder and president of Universa.

UTN tokens can be used for any operation within the scope of Universa system. For example for paying for transaction, licences for master-nodes and other services.

Despite the fact that the exchange of UTN tokens within the IpTS program was completed, UTN tokens will still be available for purchase during the Universa ICO, which will last until December 9. At the current exchange rate, the price of one UTN token is $ 0.011 ($ 0.0115, starting November 18), but by the end of the initial offering program, the price for one cryptocurrency unit will gradually increase up to $ 0.0125.

By the way, it is not for the first time that Universa is causing an excitement in the market of cryptocurrencies. On October 28, the day of the ICO launch, the project attracted more than $ 10 million for only the first three hours. The company’s goal is to raise $100 million. The collected funds are to be spent on the protocol development, the creation of the Universa fund for investing in the blockchain based businesses, marketing, legal issues and other purposes.

Universa is a Russian protocol and a blockchain platform, that created to build business applications aimed at solving problems in the real sector of the economy (for example, contracting, providing services, managing ownership, issuing national or corporate crypto-currencies). As the creators of the platform note, its main advantages over competitors are the speed of operations (Universa allows to conduct 22 thousand operations per second), low cost of services and reliable crypto protection. For comparison, Universa works 100 times faster, and its transactions cost 1000 times cheaper than a similar bitcoin blockchain. In addition, the platform provides extensive opportunities for using tokens – from electronic access keys, bus tickets and gift certificates to direct settlements between banks.

Interproject Token Swap or IpTS technology is an absolutely new and unique service which was developed and offered for its clients by the ICOBox company, which is the leading supplier of “box” solutions for holding ICO campaigns on fixed price. The instrument was developed after the users of the ICOS platform, most of whom are professional token holders, paid their attention to it. The meaning of the IpTS is creating mutual exchange of digital assets between ICOS token holders and new projects. Thus, the ICOS platform users have larger access to tokens of new and often promising start-ups.

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Decentrex Seems to Be Pioneering a New Age of Exchange

Finding an easy-to-use and reliable exchange is essential when incorporating cryptocurrency into everyday life.  There are many options available for novices and experts alike, leading you to believe that finding the right one for you might be tricky.  However, Decentrex is here to take the guesswork out of it for you.

The decentralized exchange platform aims to make trading with cryptocurrencies as easy as possible. There is no registration process, which means that there is no need to provide any of your private or sensitive information.  In addition, it is an open-source platform, allowing users the opportunity to even improve it somewhat.

Also, because of it being open source and the lack of registration process, the platform will not be in a position to ban users’ accounts as in the case of Bittrex.  This means that users will be able to use Decentrex in confidence without the lurking fear of their crypto funds being in danger, or being inaccessible at any time.

In addition, unlike other exchanges, there is no trading limit, which is great if you’re planning on trading substantial amounts. The platform also offers low, and in some cases no, fees.

By using a blockchain-based Ethereum smart contract, users will be able to trade efficiently, and transactions will always be recorded and available to view at any time on the blockchain. The platform is so user-friendly, you won’t even need to install any extensions on your regular browser as it works on any device and operating system.

The platform allows users to not only trade in ETH but also in any one of the ERC20 tokens issued through the Ethereum blockchain. Currently, there are 450 such tokens being supported and available to trade through Decentrex.  This could even increase the popularity and usability of some lesser-known tokens.  With this pool growing all the time, Decentrex will by default also be growing their offerings at the same time.

Even though the website is great, you don’t necessarily need it to trade.  All you need is a Decentrex smart contract and you’ll be ready to go.  This makes it is even easier to trade with the wide variety of ERC20 tokens out there.

If you’re new to the crypto-industry, or would just like to chat about anything industry related, Decentrex can help with that too.  They’ve recently installed a Kiwi IRC-powered chat channel to discuss topics in an uncensored environment.

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Cashaa Partners with Airbitz for Secure and Speedy Global Payments

Cashaa, which aims to provide access to financial services for the billions of unbanked, uses blockchain technology to enable value transfer, without the end user having to come into contact with cryptocurrency themselves. Now with Airbitz integration, Cashaa has strengthened its service even further with the addition of secure, encrypted storage for its network of … Continue reading Cashaa Partners with Airbitz for Secure and Speedy Global Payments

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Who Owns the Technology, Owns the World

The phrase “He who owns the information, he owns the world” became famous thanks to the desire of the Rothschilds to be the first to know the news. Winston Churchill loved to repeat the same phrase. But all the great men said the phrase knew that information is only precious if you know how to … Continue reading Who Owns the Technology, Owns the World

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PlusCoin Loyalty Solution Offers Cashbacks in Cryptocurrency

DS Plus, the leading brand management and loyalty program company, through its mobile platform, is offering exciting incentives to customers. As a part of this program, customers can earn decentralized cashback in the form of PlusCoin tokens by using the mobile application to purchase goods. DS Plus has been working on the project for over … Continue reading PlusCoin Loyalty Solution Offers Cashbacks in Cryptocurrency

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Parking MinexCoin, an Easy Route to Saving

While the crypto world is disturbed about ICO bans, regulatory actions, and other uncomfortable innovations, we decided to reсall the project which lets you wait out the storm. Latest crypto news around the world have already caused quite a stir, and most experts agree that things will undoubtedly be very interesting in the near future. … Continue reading Parking MinexCoin, an Easy Route to Saving

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An Overview of Stable Crypto Tokens

The high volatility of digital currencies is the reason why using another digital coin as a unit of account is not the best idea. For example, Bitcoin’s price changed by 10 percent in one day, while Ethereum’s price changed by 20 percent in a single day several times. A stablecoin is an asset that has … Continue reading An Overview of Stable Crypto Tokens

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UTRUST’s Pre-ICO Raises $3.5 Million & Its Public ICO Is Coming in October

The pre-ICO of UTRUST has just ended, raining more than $3.5 million from early private investors. UTRUST, a blockchain payments platform, had also announced its early supporter reward for those who have registered on UTRUST website before September 20, 2017. The company presents the world’s first Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment platform having consumer protections. The … Continue reading UTRUST’s Pre-ICO Raises $3.5 Million & Its Public ICO Is Coming in October

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CoinLoan Crowdsale to Start Soon. Should You Subscribe?

CoinLoan is an innovative project designed to integrate the traditional banking system with modern cryptocurrency technology. It offers an affordable solution where users will be able to receive real money in any currency secured by crypto assets when they are in need. This will reduce the loss of possible revenue from a further appreciation of … Continue reading CoinLoan Crowdsale to Start Soon. Should You Subscribe?

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Sensay, Groundbreaking AI and Chatbot Company Launches Token Sale

Sensay, a Los Angeles-based tech company that specializes in AI, chatbots and conversation analysis has launched a sale of its new Ethereum-based application token, SENSE with a presale date scheduled on September 9, 2017, and a sale date scheduled for September 27, 2017. SENSE tokens will enable users to earn rewards for the contributions they … Continue reading Sensay, Groundbreaking AI and Chatbot Company Launches Token Sale

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Decentralized Skype-Like App For Paid Calls

For You For Me Even For The Unbanked In Venezuela Every passing minute, all around the world, knowledge is being exchanged for money. While traditionally this has been done in person, in recent years it has moved into the digital space and is growing at an unimaginable pace. Such rapid progress has brought forth its … Continue reading Decentralized Skype-Like App For Paid Calls

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Obsidian Blockchain Messaging Platform Promotes Privacy and Secrecy

Privacy and security have become a rarity in the recent times as users of the internet, and other online applications are under constant threat of being compromised by the hackers or eavesdropped by government agencies. Many times hackers have made use of illegally gotten private information to compromise computers, emails, social media, bank accounts and … Continue reading Obsidian Blockchain Messaging Platform Promotes Privacy and Secrecy

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BetKing ICO, an Opportunity for Investors to Gain a Share in Casino’s Profits

BetKing, a popular Bitcoin gambling platform known for making profits worth over 7400 BTC during its previous stint has announced the ICO of its BetKing Bankroll tokens. The four-week long crowdsale is set to go live on August 7, 2017, and end on September 4, 2017. During the period, investors and cryptocurrency enthusiasts can purchase … Continue reading BetKing ICO, an Opportunity for Investors to Gain a Share in Casino’s Profits

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BetKing Introduces Revamped Platform, Announces ICO

BetKing, the most popular Bitcoin casino platform that suspended operations last year is now back in business. The new version of BetKing is much better than the previous one in many ways. The platform is technologically advanced, more flexible and offers plenty of choice to gamers. The new BetKing platform offers updated provably fair casino … Continue reading BetKing Introduces Revamped Platform, Announces ICO

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Where is the Collaboration between DAO.Casino & Changelly Leading at?

The recent partnership between DAO.Casino, an open ecosystem for betting titles, and Changelly, one of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchange platforms, is buzzing in the blockchain market nowadays. DAO.Casino is an online, decentralized gambling protocol that has long been collaboratively working with a cryptocurrency exchange of Changelly to bring an enhanced and more … Continue reading Where is the Collaboration between DAO.Casino & Changelly Leading at?

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Creditbit Outlines the Development Status in the Latest Update

Creditbit addressed the community’s concerns regarding the marketing and promotions in the recent update on Bitcoin Talk, along with providing a timeline/ report on the various sub- projects currently being undertaken by the dev team. The dev team thanked the community for suggestions regarding marketing and promotional activities and informed that the priority right now … Continue reading Creditbit Outlines the Development Status in the Latest Update

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DIMCOIN Announces ICO for Disruptive Equity Market Project

Blockchain investors, especially those eager for equity market investments, have been looking forward to DIMCOIN’s ICO since long. Their wait is over as the DIMCOIN, the blockchain equity startup has recently announced its Pre-ICO and ICO campaign for its digital DIM (Digital Interchange Module) ecosystem. About the Pre-ICO… The pre-ICO sale will start from July … Continue reading DIMCOIN Announces ICO for Disruptive Equity Market Project

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Megawins’ Investors to Enjoy €10000+ in Rewards Every Month

It is clearly understood that investors in the blockchain market actively looking for the most lucrative opportunities keep investing in a number of projects in the hope of gaining high returns. Megawins is the blockchain based platform offering more than 500 unique games, from video poker to slots, baccarat, blackjack and various other table games. … Continue reading Megawins’ Investors to Enjoy €10000+ in Rewards Every Month

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ZenGold, the Yellow Metal Backed Cryptotokens on Metaverse Blockchain

The term gold standard in the monetary system is long gone, but the new-age cryptocurrencies with no historical connection to physical assets are increasingly working on creating a new gold standard in virtual space. ZenGold is one such cryptocurrency platform that is involved in the creation of gold backed smart assets. Built on the recently … Continue reading ZenGold, the Yellow Metal Backed Cryptotokens on Metaverse Blockchain

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Apptrade Offers a Platform for Investors and App Developers to Collectively Reap the Profits of Success

Mobile applications play a huge role in our everyday lives. As the number of people using mobile phones continues to increase, so does the number of apps and the economy surrounding it. The whole business around mobile apps has got a name for itself, the “App Economy.” The overnight rise of apps like Instagram is … Continue reading Apptrade Offers a Platform for Investors and App Developers to Collectively Reap the Profits of Success

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Creditbit Gets into FAQs in the Latest Update

Creditbit project is steadily growing as is evident by the strong volume and the increased market cap of CRB. What is expanding simultaneously is the Creditbit community. The new members can be spotted on Creditbit threads on various forums, understandably trying to get a better hang of the project. Many questions have been asked by … Continue reading Creditbit Gets into FAQs in the Latest Update

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Entropy on Metaverse Adds a New Dimension to Decentralized Applications

Decentralized applications and cryptocurrencies have a new destination, and that is Metaverse. Specially designed for blockchain applications of the future, Metaverse decentralized open platform comes prepared to handle smart properties and digital identities. The Smart Properties on the public blockchain platform is a combination of Digital Assets, Digital Identities, and Oracles. Metaverse is a project … Continue reading Entropy on Metaverse Adds a New Dimension to Decentralized Applications

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