Should I want Bitcoin Cash – BCC ?

By: on July 30th, 2017

On August 1st, a group of users and some businesses are planning to implement a non-compatible upgrade to the network, raising the block size limit to 8MB and removing SegWit. As this upgrade does not have a wide backing of the network, this “hard fork” would split the Bitcoin network in two. As a result, we will be left with the Bitcoin with activated SegWit (through BIP91/BIP141) and its clone, dubbed Bitcoin Cash(BCC).
As this is a chain-split, Bitcoin Cash will share its entire transaction history with Bitcoin up until the point of the split, with the history diverging after the split. This means that for whatever amount of bitcoins you had before the split, you will end up having that same amount of Bitcoin Cash(BCC). Moreover, as Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash essentially become two separate currencies, they will be independent of each other. You will be able to spend your bitcoin cash without spending bitcoin.

*Should I want Bitcoin Cash?
Whether or not do you want Bitcoin Cash is entirely up to you. However, since they are basically “free coins”, you may claim them and then exchange them for a different currency. (For instance, ViaBTC offers BCC to BTC exchanges.)

What is a replay protection?
Bitcoin Cash (BitcoinABC) implemented a two-way replay protection, by adding a Bitcoin Cash-specific change to the format of their transactions. After the fork, Bitcoin Cash transactions must contain a special value to be considered as valid transactions. This special content also renders them invalid on the original Bitcoin network.

Will Bitcoin Cash addresses be different from Bitcoin addresses?
Your Bitcoin Cash addresses are also derived from your seed, but with different parameters. As they are made specifically for Bitcoin Cash, there will be no overlap with the original Bitcoin, which increases your privacy. This also means that you should not send bitcoins on a Bitcoin Cash address and vice versa.
The Bitcoin Cash BIP44 derivation path for addresses is:
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COSS.IO platform’s beta launch includes e-wallets, professional exchange and merchant platform services, brings cryptocurrency to all.

By: on July 28th, 2017

April 6, 2017, Singapore – The Singapore-based ‘Crypto-One-Stop-Solution platform’ (COSS) has announced the beta release of its cryptocurrency services. The cryptocurrency solutions platform brings together a dedicated wallet service, exchange, and a merchant platform upon which cryptocurrency enthusiasts and investors can interact, trade currencies and ideas.

The COSS project is developed by an international team headquartered in Singapore under C.O.S.S. PTE LTD license and guided by the company’s CEO Rune Evensen. The COSS initiative was first presented by Rune to the MIT Fintech course committee in early 2016, and it’s due to the continued support and belief of the participants of the course that such a massive project was able to come to fruition.

After the course, the COSS team devised a detailed strategy, highlighting plans to initiate the project by December 2016, to be followed shortly by the Beta phase in early Q1, 2017. COSS has been dubbed ‘the living project’ by its developers and is designed with the intention of creating a self-sustaining ecosystem that can continue supporting more and more start-ups over time until the end of the internet itself.

In February 2017, the platform published its whitepaper on COSS.IO homepage, outlining the technical specifications of the platform. COSS developers, learning from the past errors of Bitcoin developers have focused on the security of the platform, implementing the more consolidated, cryptocurrency-agnostic platform for the benefit of crypto-community and others.

The main purpose of COSS is to create a single, user-friendly ecosystem suitable for mass adoption among non-technical users, or individuals new to the Industry. The platform enables a system that combines cryptocurrency and fiat services, made available to customers over a single registered account within the platform.

The CEO of COSS Rune Evensen sharing thoughts about the platform’s focus said,

“Redefining simplicity has been on our mind since day one, and we truly believe that COSS can make it a lot simpler for any average Joe out there to enter the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain-related products and services.”

The beta soft launch version of COSS platform has enabled its exchange feature with fully operational payment gateway (POS) system. Interested users can now test the exchange, merchant list and point-of-sale to get a feel of COSS platform and realize its vision. The cryptocurrency platform’s other main features, including a crowdfunding tool, an ICO platform, third-party plugins, market cap and coin overviews, a blockchain forum, remittance and payment gateway are all just around the corner awaiting implementation.

The native currency of the COSS platform, VEROS is implemented as an Ethereum smart contract, which governs the validation, distribution, value and the ownership of the tokens. Apart from VEROS, the platform will support most widely-used cryptocurrencies, enabling customers to convert them into fiat via the COSS exchange service. A lot more features will be added to the platform during the next phase of development.

On the event of COSS platform’s beta launch, Rune personally thanking every developer, community member, and supporter said,

“I would like to personally thank all the involved parties that have contributed endless hours to this project. Although we are just getting started, it is a huge MILESTONE for us to finally go live.”


COSS stands for Crypto-One-Stop-Solution and represents a platform which encompasses all features of a digital economic system based on cryptocurrency. The COSS system consists of website payments, seller tools, a marketplace, financial module, e-wallets, coin facilities and a mobile platform. The platform unifies the most popular crypto and fiat currency services, e.g. exchanges, payrolls, wallets, acquisitions and transactions.

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Bolenum Token

By: on July 26th, 2017

Bolenum is a cryptocurrency payment platform targeted at the continent of Africa. It started its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on the 15th July, 2017 GMT 8.00 . Apart from South Africa, the service is also offered in Nigeria, Egypt, and Ghana at present. The company provides services through Boleno (BLN), the native token and base asset of Bolenum. This project aims to create an end to end remittance service powered by the Ethereum blockchain.

A total of 1,00,00,000 Boleno Tokens will be created during the ICO period out of which 50% will be available to the public through ICO and the rest will be put in circulation. During the ICO period, the Boleno Token will be issued at the price of 0.02 ETH.

For purchasing the Boleno Toekns, you need to send the amount of Ether which is respectively equivalent to the amount of tokens you want to purchase. While filling that up, you need to mention the Ethereum Addres where you want the tokens to be transferred to.

After the completion of the ICO, the number of tokens and the funds raised will go towards the development of the project. The development of the project includes research, development, launch as well as the overhead costs along with marketing and promotion. The promotion will be of the African continent and be made globally. The rationale behind the project would be made public in proper official white paper that will be released on the website with the details of the planned phases of the project.

Even after just 5 days of opening its ICO, it still has gained momentum and its cover stories and updates are being covered by a number of medias and a series of news websites. Being a new sensation across the globe, all the posts and updates related to it will definitely be posted upon its website every now and then. With the world racing on being tech-savy, this is one of the biggest and newest upgradation of the generation that has started from a place that has very few sources of minimal food and water.

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Monetha ICO wants to Challenges PayPal’s and Trustpilot’s Status Quo with the Ethereum Blockchain

By: on July 25th, 2017

Ethereum blockchain based mobile payment processing company Monetha, is powered by smart contracts with a decentralized trust and reputation system. Monetha’s service offers a faster, safer, and cheaper, decentralized payment gateway alternative to the current system employed by most of the today’s retailers and merchants. Monetha is best summed up as a combination of PayPal and Trustpilot, run on the Ethereum blockchain. The fintech company has announced its upcoming ICO campaign, which will commence on the 22nd of August 2017.

Monetha’s decentralized trust and reputation system (DTRS) uses smart contracts that integrate flawlessly with the payment processor. It is designed to build trust between buyers and sellers by recording vital information like product warranty and more regarding the transactions on the blockchain. An inbuilt algorithm analyzes the reputation of the users and assigns trust rating to each party. The trust rating is constantly adjusted based on the reviews, records on claims and disputes and more. By doing so, it solves the trust problem associated with transactions, especially when it comes to online purchases on domestic and international sites. It solves the lifelong trust problem between the parties, helping them avoid pitfalls like scams, charge-backs, and faulty goods, etc. Apart from e-commerce, Monetha’s decentralized trust and reputation system is also compatible with retail applications.

The co-founder and business lead at Monetha, Justas Pikelis said:

“We are very excited to start the revolution of global commerce by bringing trust and efficiency for both the merchants and the clients.”

Users can purchase products from all over the world in any Ethereum-based cryptocurrency and Monetha will automatically convert their chosen cryptocurrency back into a fiat currency of their choice. The platform generates a QR code that can be scanned by cryptowallets for making payments, and once the transaction is initiated, the merchant will receive the funds in typically under a minute, and they have to pay no more than 1.5% as commission.

Monetha’s system is both easy, fast and cheap, compared to the current centralized alternatives. Monetha’s unique service guarantees all parties safety through the Ethereum blockchain and the ability for both parties to give each other ratings, to help improve their reputation.

Despite the presence of a range of payment gateways and processing service providers, merchants continue to face a lot of issues due to multiple steps (up to 15 steps at times) involved in the process, starting from setting up to settlements. Also, the transaction and services fees associated with traditional gateways are generally at the higher end. Merchants usually end up paying anywhere between 2% and 6% per transaction. Whereas, the Monetha service involves a single step and costs a fixed transaction fee of 1.5%.

Monetha also offers an added advantage in terms of processing time, which might vary with conventional payments solution providers. The waiting times for processing payments on standard gateways range from minutes to hours or even days. They also come with complex claim and chargeback procedures which could prove costly to the merchants. Meanwhile, payment processing on Ethereum blockchain is 10,000 times faster at 20% the price.

Monetha Co-Founder and Head of Technology Andrej Ruckij summing up what Monetha means to merchants said:

“With no centralized Authority, it’s literally like a merchant becoming his own bank.”

Monetha’s mission is to become a strong force in the global commerce, offering a reliable, transparent and decentralized payment gateway to all users worldwide.

Launching in January 2017 Monetha has a meticulously thought out roadmap leading to 2019 when its services aim to reach full maturity. Currently, in phase two, Monetha has already put together a capable team, finished strategizing and gone through comprehensive prototyping. The phase three in the company’s timeline involves the launch of its token sale, starting 22nd of August 2017, which they believe will be a significant step towards turning the minimum viable product into a finished product.

Monetha’s decentralized trust and reputation system takes every facet of traditional e-commerce and retail and improves on it. With their groundbreaking, unique service and a successful ICO Monetha has the potential to revolutionize the way payment systems function around the world.


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The Mission of the Bolenum Project

By: on July 22nd, 2017


Taking advantage of unutilized areas of the market usually is a rather lucrative opportunity, and Bolenum sees this potential. They have aptly noticed that almost all cryptocurrency projects and blockchain initiatives are taking place in the Western World and Asia.

There are a few reasons that they have identified in their White Paper that may have prevented the African continent from adopting Blockchain solutions. Firstly, very few -if any- exchanges deal in the various currencies that nations across the African continent use. They mostly only use CNY, USD, or EUR. Difficult verification processes have also impeded exchanges’ addition of African currencies.

A lack of readily translated information on cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain may also contribute to lower participation levels. It is very difficult to be a part of something or use something if you have no idea what it even is or how it works.


Bolenum envisions responding directly to these problems to help bring crypto adoption to Africa. They plan on opening local exchanges, the first four being in Egypt, Ghana, South Africa, and Nigeria. Being located in these countries means they will accept local currencies, which are much easier for even neighboring nations to acquire than USD, EUR, and CNY.

The platforms will also provide trading services, wallet services, and secure payment methods on a peer to peer level. The local nature of these exchanges mean that local business custom, cultural considerations, and community will aid any verification processes and educational needs of its users.

The Bolenum Token (BLN) will allow for platform users to exchange and withdraw their accounts in the local currency as well. This is a huge step for encouraging adoption. But it will not only be an asset to trade in and out of fiat currencies, as Bolenum plans to have utility companies accept it and other businesses. They want people to be able to pay for their electricity and their groceries with BLN.

In the future they also hope to provide a BLN debit card which would be usable on the Mastercard/Visa network when shops and businesses do not already accept cryptocurrencies. The concept is not unlike BitPay’s card.


Mani Robson: Founder, Leader,CEO

Mani has more than 18 years in business covering sectors from IT, finance, asset management, real estate and hospitality. He has worked internationally with HSBC and with Standard Chartered Bank in Nigeria. You can find Mani on LinkedIn.

Nour Haridy: Technical Director

Nour Haridy is a full stack java engineer with experience in the Ethereum ecosystem. He has been involved with similar project in the past and he is also on LinkedIn with same name. His profile also can be found on Github.


The Bolenum Project Pre-sale is ongoing, and would last till 14th of July. Immediately thereafter, the ICO will commence for a period of 30 days. So far they have raised 34 ETH.

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Asian Digital Currency Exchanges Unocoin, Coinhako and CHBTC Show Support for Exchange Union

By: on July 21st, 2017

19th July, Shanghai, China Exchange Union has attracted the attention of key exchanges in China in support of its ‘Universal token’ for cross-platform trading. Exchange Union represents a new focus for Huiyin Blockchain Venture Founder James Wo, who plans to bridge exchanges via a new inter-exchange trading token XUC. Exchange Union will act as an efficient clearing house for exchanges bringing them extra revenue, whilst traders can take advantage of price differences between platforms moving funds seamlessly between them.

ICO’s are increasingly capturing the attention of businesses across Asia and Unocoin, the largest digital currency exchange from India, is one of them. Sathvik Vishwanath, co-founder of Unocoin was regarded as a pioneer in the industry back when Unocoin was founded. At that time Bitcoin had just entered Indian markets and the Reserve Bank of India had responded by announcing some adverse policy. Despite that the prosperity of Bitcoin in India continued to grow and Sathvik was proved a visionary.

Today Exchange Union are very pleased to have the support of Sathvik who stated, “Exchange Union is a great project in terms of business model, core members and advisors. I believe that forward-looking companies would seek the opportunity to cooperate with Exchange Union. The development of Exchange Union will definitely have profound impact on global digital currency industry and we will keep supporting them.”

Meanwhile, Coinhako, one of the major digital currency wallets in Singapore, also held out the olive branch to Exchange Union. Yusho Liu, co-founder of Coinhako, said that he began seeking cooperation with global, high quality ICO projects and it was Exchange Union that attracted his attention. Liu noted the strength of Exchange Union’s credible core members and reputable advisors. Yusho has shown strong confidence in this project and already had deep discussions with James Wo, founder of Exchange Union.

During the preparation period of Exchange Union, David Lee, co-founder and CEO of CHBTC, contacted James immediately and showed great interests in this project. He also said  that he would do his best to support Exchange Union.

The first batch of Exchanges in the Union will sign agreements this December. Exchange Union will make important contribution to bridging the gap between exchanges globally. As a “universal” digital currency, XUC will be traded across exchanges in the Union. This project will be launched on the largest ICO platform Token Market, starting from 9:00PM 7th August 2017 Beijing time. Funds raised will be used for technique development, strategic investment (acquisitions and subscriptions of digital currency exchanges related shares and tokens) operation marketing and launching fees. See http://www.exchangeunion.netfor more information

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VOISE Updates Roadmap and Whitepaper

By: on July 21st, 2017

VOISE, a decentralized music platform that aims to monetize independent artists by giving them 100% of the revenue, has updated its roadmap and whitepaper. The team behind VOISE has decided to update the roadmap in a bid to make it more detailed by putting up concrete points and dates. It has also assured the community to  try and deliver everything promised on time.

The whitepaper now includes a more in-depth discussion of the technical aspects of the platform and its sections. The updated Whitepaper can be accessed here.

VOISE is a decentralized music streaming platform built around an Ethereum token that helps indie artists profit from their work. The platform aims to revolutionize the music industry, and is steadily working in the said direction following the crowdsale that was undertaken in the third quarter of this year.

Following the crowdsale, VOISE has bought the domain and redesigned the website with a team of professionals. The website will be published soon. Further, the platform has contacted bittrex exchange and expects to receive a reply soon.

VOISE plans to set up an email newsletter in order to keep the community updated. Also, the web platform client will get alpha released as the platform considers them the most important. It enables different platforms to browse the site without a dedicated client.

The plans for Q4 of 2017 have also been released. VOISE plans to release the first code commit including all the backend code through their public github in Q4. Fixing of any bugs that may come up, will be prioritized.

The VOISE team will start working on secondary platform features and keep updating it. The promotions under the first marketing plan will also be launched for the benefit of both the artists and the users.

Other plans include contacting important online wallets to include the VSM token by default, continuing developing the platform itself and starting working on the dedicated clients, and releasing the DAO Radio and important features.

Interested readers can go through the roadmap for more details.

Finally, VOISE plans to hire people for moderation, support and antipiracy control in the first quarter of 2018. There are also plans for partnering up with some other blockchain project for mutual exposure, and a second round of advertising will take place especially focused on the users and artists inexperienced with cryptocurrency.

The platform will also implement fiat currency payments to the platform, and will start organizing public events in order to get people to know VOISE in real life.


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Hive Project – Currency Invoice Financing Platform Announces the Launch of Its ICO

By: on July 20th, 2017

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology offers plenty of benefits for small and medium businesses. Not only they can be a legal, decentralized and secure payment method that will make transaction easier, cryptocurrency and blockchain has now also been used as financing option. One of the newest company that explores the application of cryptocoins and digital ledger in the financing world is Hive.

Hive is unique because it addresses one of the most common problems faced by small and medium enterprises. The problem is none other than liquidity. Many small and medium businesses cannot grow because they cannot find source to lend money due to liquidity. Hive offers a solution by giving an option for small and medium business to monetize their invoice. How can this action be useful to provide liquidity, let’s find out below.

This is where it gets interesting, just a few days ago the Hive project announced its ICO which will be run for 6 weeks. And before the ICO began the team had made the phase of ICO pre-sale
*ICO pre-sale: Monday, 19 June (18.00 UTC) – Monday, 3 July 2017 (08.00 UTC)
*New ICO: Monday, 3 July 2017 (8.00 UTC) – Monday, 14 August 2017 (20.00 UTC).

Hive project will start with a supply of 500,000,000 HVN, of which 375,000,000 will be distributed to investors during the ICO, 100,000,000 will be reserved for Development, 15,000,000 will be distributed for user growth pool, and remaining 10,000,000 tokens will be distributed for Campaign Bounties.

Hive Token DistributionCrowdsale / ICODevelopment HiveUser Growth PoolBounties Campaign20%75%Crowdsale / ICO375,000,000 (75%)

Task Hive token distribution
Crowdsale / ICO 375,000,000
Development Hive 100,000,000
User Growth Pool 15,000,000
Bounties Campaign 10,000,000

Crowdfund Timeline: 6 weeks
Total token supply: 500,000,000 HVN
Total ICO Supply: 375,000,000 HVN
Crowdfund Objective: BTC 2,000 – BTC 10,000

With the following early bird bonuses structure:
– 1st week : 15% bonus
– 2nd week : 12% bonus
– 3th week : 9% bonus
– 4th week : 6% bonus
– 5th week : 3% bonus
– 6th week : no bonusses

– The ICO with a multi-sig address 2 of 3
– You will be able to participate using BTC and ETH.
– Don’t send from exchanges or other wallet which you don’t own the private key.
– If that amount is not reached the funds will be returned.

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True Flip Blockchain Lottery Invites Creators To Steemit Challenge

By: on July 20th, 2017

True Flip is an international, anonymous Blockchain lottery with instant payouts, open source code and a transparent prize fund.

It is now organizing a new art contest, labeled the True Flip’s Steemit Challenge. Participants can submit their art creations in all forms, as TF has decided to accept pictures, drawings, videos as well as gifs.

The creations need to revolve around a theme set by TF: “Flip’s greatest passion is to explore the most surprising places of the universe seeking for a new treasure. Just show us how you imagine this cute dolphin in his quests.”

The challenge starts now

The prize fund is divided among three places:

  • 30,000 TFL will go to the creator that gathers the most votes from the community

  • 15,000 TFL will go to the winner of the advisors’ choice

  • 15,000 TFL will go to the winner of the team’s choice

The price of 1 TFL is 0.0005 BTC, and True Flip will offer 3,000 TFL to a random participant commenting on the contest’s post on Steemit.

How to participate

  • Publish your artwork in a personal Steemit blog with the following tags: #trueflip #flipadventures #art #contest

  • Submit a link to your post in the comments section of True Flip’s Steemit article

  • Every two days, from July 14 until July 28, True Flip will publish sets of your contributions on their Steemit blog – everyone is welcome to vote in the comments by posting the beloved artwork’s number.

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Bowhead Health Creates World’s First Blockchain-Powered Medical Instrument

By: on July 19th, 2017

Blockchain technology can serve many different purposes, most of which have yet to be discovered. The medical sector is one area prone to disruption and innovation. Bowhead Health is trying to bring the medical sector and blockchain technology closer together as we speak. They are providing a real-time biometric test unit which is fully powered by the blockchain. An interesting concept, to say the least.

Blockchain in the Medical Sector Makes Sense

Our society can greatly benefit from solutions which allow us to optimize our health. More specifically, there is a growing need for personalized solutions and treatments. Despite the health supplements market being valued at US$200bn annually, there are still far too many generic “solutions”. Bowhead Health aims to change this one step at a time. Their new product will allow anyone in the world to test their body and work out a personalized solution to optimize their health.

One particular factor that comes to mind is preserving patient anonymity. The company will take care of this, as they give users the option to disclose their information for research or not. All of the patient records are stored in smart contracts, which is a nice touch. Users will always be in full control of their data, and how others can interact with this information. Blockchain technology can be used for both public and private information, after all.

What is the Bowhead Product?

The Bowhead device in question is connected to the internet and monitors the health of individuals at home. It can also be used as a way to acquire new knowledge for both patients and healthcare professionals. Some users will need expert advice and be keeping tabs on their habits is of the utmost importance in this regard. What makes the Bowhead even more attractive is how it can dispense personalized medication. The initial phase will let it provide supplements and vitamins, but there is always room for future improvements.

While the Bowhead itself will take care of the dispensing aspect, there will also be a companion app for iOS and Android. This app will allow patients to see their data, interact with healthcare professionals, and even receive reminders to stay on top of their schedule. All things considered, it sounds like a very potent ecosystem which will radically change the world of healthcare as we know it today. Plus, the app is very intuitive to use, which makes it accessible to [less] tech-savvy users alike.

Whitepaper and Token Sale

There is a lot more going on behind the scenes of Bowhead health. The team has put together a comprehensive whitepaper which touches upon every aspect of this project one can think of. It is evident such a device can make a major impact on the healthcare industry as a whole. In fact, the paper also mentions the prototypes which have been developed over the past 18 months, including the Bowhead, its mobile app, and test cartridges.

Rolling out such a project on a global scale will not be cheap. This is why the Bowhead Health team will organize an ICO, during which 40 million of the 100 million AHT tokens will be sold. Said token represents the payment distribution from pharmaceutical and research companies. The ICO will commence on July 17th and run until August 31st. There is no minimum investment goal nor a maximum cap. Tokens will be priced at US$0.65 per AHT, although a bonus schedule is in place for the first 15 million tokens being sold.

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