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Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH

April 11, 2019 |

New Last Will Platform Allows for Autonomous BCH Inheritance Contracts

On April 10, software developer Karol Trzeszczkowski launched a platform called the Last Will, a smart contract program for the inheritance of bitcoin cash (BCH). The Last Will protocol is an Electron Cash plugin that allows users to create and manage BCH endowments.

Also read: How to Easily Find Businesses That Accept Bitcoin Cash Near You

Last Will: A Noncustodial and Permissionless Bitcoin Cash Inheritance Solution

BCH supporters have been introduced to a new platform called Last Will, an inheritance contract creation protocol and manager. The platform utilizes checkdatasig covenants thanks to the BCH protocol upgrade that took place last November. On Wednesday, Trzeszczkowski announced the project on the forum r/btc and explained that the protocol allows for noncustodial and permissionless inheritance solutions. Last Will is open source and developers can review the codebase that’s hosted on Github. The contract solution is created using the BCH chain and implements a dead man’s switch with a six-month trigger. If the user doesn’t refresh the Last Will agreement in that timeframe then the BCH becomes available to the inheritor.

“Last Will smart contract uses the first working implementation of looping transactions for refreshing the contract,” Trzeszczkowski’s Last Will specification document reveals.

Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH
Licho Last Will uses the Spedn programming language and BCH checkdatasig covenants.

The contract uses Pay to Script Hash (P2SH) and is defined by using a special address that is cryptographically determined by the contract itself. Essentially, once the requirements have been met, the endowment is made available to the inheritor. In order to use the Last Will service, you need to download and verify the software from the release section on Github. After that, open the Electron Cash version 4.0 or higher and navigate to the Tools tab and select Installed Plugins. After the plugin is added, you will see the Last Will section in the wallet which allows you to create a new contract, check an existing contract, and load the last agreement’s information.

Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH

When you want to create a new contract, simply enter the inheritor’s address, the cold wallet address, and then the value of the amount being left. The creator of this software has added an optional email notification service that can be ordered through the plugin for a small fee.

“Six months is quite a long period of time, it’s possible to forget about refreshing your contract,” Trzeszczkowski’s Github repo explains. “To solve this problem Licho offers the notification service … Licho will send you an e-mail reminder a week before your contract expiry date.”

The inheritor doesn’t have to know about the contract unless they verify it and when the original owner passes away Licho will let the successor know the BCH is waiting to be claimed. The service uses a BCH transaction and when the service sends the next-in-line an email it will also have attached Op_Return data. “For the inheritor notification, an encrypted e-mail and the contract address will be attached,” Trzeszczkowski notes.

Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH

Covenants and the BCH Programming Language Spedn

The developer also thanked BCH programmer Mark Lundeberg for helping him solve a lot of problems and Tendo Pein for helping with the BCH programming language Spedn and his creation of looping transactions. Spedn is a BCH-based language created by Tendo Pein that is designed for explicitness and safety, with a syntax similar to the C programming environment. Openbazaar and BCHD developer Chris Pacia liked the idea and appreciated how the Spedn language makes checkdatasig covenants a bit easier.

“So this is pretty cool — Bitcoin Cash can do covenants now but the scripts are really too complex to build manually,” Pacia tweeted on Thursday. “However, using the Spedn language it’s pretty easy to make a covenant.”

Bitcoin inheritance is an important aspect of wealth management, just like any other form of money. Last year, U.S. investor Matthew Mellon reportedly passed away with $ 500 million in cryptocurrencies but his heirs could not obtain the funds. The 54-year old Mellon died with his funds held in cold storage in bank security deposit boxes under phony names. News.Bitcoin.com has written extensively on the subject of Bitcoin and death and how people can prepare their families for digital inheritance. Death is certain but can be unexpected, so the Last Will plugin for the EC wallet gives crypto users another avenue to take in order to ensure their loved ones get their BCH after they pass away.

What do you think about the Last Will plugin for Electron Cash? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Youtube Star Pewdiepie Joins Live Streaming Platform That Accepts Cryptocurrency

April 10, 2019 |

Youtube Star Pewdiepie Joins Live Streaming Platform That Accepts Cryptocurrency

Pewdiepie has announced that he is joining live streaming platform Dlive. The service supports cryptocurrency payments for purchases of its native tokens, with accepted options including bitcoin cash (BCH) as well as BTC, ETH and LTC.

Also Read: How 30 Full-Time Staff Created the New Crypto TV Network Blocktv

Pewdiepie Partners With Live Streaming Platform Dlive

Pewdiepie, the leading Youtube star with over 93 million subscribers, has announced that he is partnering with Dlive. An alternative to video live streaming platform Twitch, Dlive is defined as a “decentralized livestreaming community built using the Lino blockchain.”

Dlive claims to have over 3 million monthly active users and 35,000 active streamers. The platform is available online at Dlive.tv as well as via its Android and iOS apps. Content creators and viewers can earn rewards for their participation in the form of Lino points, the native tokens of the network. For users outside the U.S. it is also possible to buy Lino points with cryptocurrency including bitcoin cash (BCH) as well as BTC, ETH and LTC.

Why Is Pewdiepie Going With Dlive?

Pewdiepie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, has often complained about the demonetization of his videos by Youtube for a long while now, whether due to controversy, copyright claims or other issues. In contrast to Youtube and Twitch, he calls Dlive a platform that is focused on its content creators first. And according to its website, Dlive “takes absolutely zero platform cuts from users’ donations and subscriptions.”

Youtube Star Pewdiepie Joins Live Streaming Platform That Accepts Cryptocurrency


“DLive is a place where instead of competing against each other, it benefits creators to support one another. With no platform cuts, we incentivize everyone to create the highest quality content for viewers,” said Wilson Wei, Co-Founder of Lino Network, “PewDiePie has always been a fierce advocate for the value that creators bring with their hard work, time, and effort, and he believes in DLive’s vision.”

Paul Joseph Watson, who has over 940,000 Twitter followers, has since announced that he will be following Pewdiepie’s lead in moving to Dlive.

What do you think about this move by Pewdiepie and its possible implications for cryptocurrency? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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Embed 1MB Files on the Bitcoin Cash Chain With the Blockupload Platform

April 9, 2019 |

Embed 1MB Files on the Bitcoin Cash Chain With the Blockupload Platform

The software developer known as Deswurstes revealed last week a new project he’s been working on that allowed people to upload files up to 1MB in size to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) testnet. On April 7, Deswurstes launched the first BCH mainnet version of Blockupload, a desktop platform that allows people to embed larger files into the blockchain without the need for the Interplanetary File System (IPFS).

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Blockupload Allows for 1MB Uploads Embedded Into the Bitcoin Cash Chain

The developer known as Deswurstes or Mcccs has announced a new project he’s been working on over the last eight months called Blockupload. The platform uses a BCH Op_Return transaction and P2SH in order to allow individuals to upload files to BCH up to 1MB in size. The upload size is higher than the Bitcoin Files project allows, which is roughly a max of 5kb or less, but when using IPFS Bitcoin Files can upload much larger files. Deswurstes says his project doesn’t need IPFS and the open source repository on Github explains that Blockupload is a “user-friendly tool to upload your files to the BCH chain.”

“Last week I’ve introduced Blockupload so people could upload files to the BCH Testnet chain,” Deswurstes detailed on Sunday. “This week I’ve changed it so that we can show the power of on-chain scaling by making it work on the real Bitcoin Cash.”

Embed 1MB Files on the Bitcoin Cash Chain With the Blockupload Platform

In order to give our readers some insight into this new project, news.Bitcoin.com tested Blockupload Sunday afternoon. The platform is fairly intuitive and users simply choose a file of up to 1MB in size to upload and Blockupload will tell them how much it costs to embed the file. Users must check the disclosure tab, however, which explains that the uploader understands files should not infringe copyright law and does not contain classified information. All of the content added to the BCH chain is solely the uploader’s responsibility, the website details.

After choosing a file (a rare Pepe GIF) that was 899MB in size to test the app’s features, the platform generated an invoice address after “Continue” was pressed. In order to upload the Pepe GIF, the invoice asked for 0.04BCH or roughly $ 15 to embed it into the chain. Once the transaction is paid, the platform gives the user a window to add a change address during the end of the process as well. Following the change address output, Blockupload gives the user a hash so anyone can download the specific file after it’s broadcasted.

Embed 1MB Files on the Bitcoin Cash Chain With the Blockupload Platform

‘All Mimsy Were the Borogoves’: The Debate Over Uploading Arbitrary Data

Because $ 15 is pretty expensive to add an animated Pepe GIF to the chain, a text file was uploaded instead. Blockupload provides users with a notepad-like window so they can type or copy and paste any text they want into the upload window. The Blockupload platform will then convert the writing into a .txt file. Uploading a text file is significantly cheaper than embedding a larger file as the price to upload the Jabberwocky poem is only around 0.0002BCH or 6 cents.

Embed 1MB Files on the Bitcoin Cash Chain With the Blockupload Platform

The Jabberwocky poem is a very short nonsensical piece of writing by Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland. The poem’s text can be found in this specific BCH address and the hash from that address can be used to download its .txt file using Blockupload. In the address’ output section where the poem is located, the Op_Return can be seen in the UTXO data.

Embed 1MB Files on the Bitcoin Cash Chain With the Blockupload Platform

On social media forums like Reddit’s r/btc, the platform was welcomed by some but not by others. Some BCH fans expressed the opinion that using IPFS is a better and far cheaper alternative. The cost to use Bitcoin Files is a good example compared to the cost of a 1MB upload on Blockupload, which is currently around $ 15. BCH developer Jonathan Toomim explained that the Sia protocol would be even more appropriate to use than IPFS. Meanwhile, other people thought the idea was great for anti-censorship and one person emphasized that right now the biggest threat on the web is censorship with scary regulations like EU’s Article 11 and 13. Essentially, they believe that individuals and organizations will pay for immutability if the web becomes far more censored in the future.

What do you think about Blockupload? Do you think uploading large files is a cool idea or do you think it is unnecessary? Let us know what you think about this project in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse this product/service. Review editorials are intended for informational purposes only. This is the first release of this particular software and early versions can often be buggy. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the mentioned company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com or the author is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.


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Cryptojobs Is a Platform With 1,300 Vacancies in the Cryptocurrency Industry

March 29, 2019 |

Cryptojobs, a Platform Where Talent Meets Opportunities

The sight of new job ads being published regularly, at a time when some businesses have been downsizing to cope with the crypto winter, is a positive sign. The importance of job boards connecting companies with professionals is growing, with Cryptojobs one such platform.

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1,300 Ads on a Crypto Job Board

Cryptojobs (crypto.jobs) is among the leading platforms specializing in posting new openings for those who wish to begin or continue their career in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. The website currently lists almost 1,300 jobs and adds new vacancies almost every day.

Cryptojobs Is a Platform With 1,300 Vacancies in the Cryptocurrency Industry

Users can filter the ads by categories, which include tech, design, business development, sales, marketing, operations, customer support, analyst, and other, as well as browse them by skills. They can also toggle between all jobs and remote positions, some of which are restricted to a particular territory.

Each job posting contains a description of the respective position and the specific requirements for the candidates. The ads also indicate if the job is a full-time or part-time engagement, a temporary contract or an internship.

Cryptojobs enables companies to post new jobs free of charge. A $ 199 paid upgrade provides them with unlimited applications, highlighted ads on the homepage, push notifications to subscribed candidates and other additional services. Job seekers can upload their resumes thanks to a recently added feature.

Have you used the services of a crypto-specific job platform? Tell us in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the mentioned companies or any of their affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.


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Investment platform Ellevest raises $33M Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, Valerie Jarrett & PayPal

March 29, 2019 |

Ellevest, a digital investment platform specifically focused on helping women meet their financial goals, has raised an additional $ 33 million in a new round led by Rethink Impact and PSP Growth. The funding includes a handful of notable, new investors including Melinda Gates’s investment fund Pivotal Ventures; PayPal; Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn; former Google and Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt; former top aide to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett; Gingerbread Capital, founded by Linnea Roberts; and Mastercard.

The startup was founded by former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck, and launched in May 2016 at TechCrunch Disrupt NY after having previously raised its $ 10 million in seed funding.

As Krawcheck explained at the time, women were in need of a financial platform that took into account specifics related to their lives – like the fact that their salary arc over a lifetime is different from men, because women typically live longer; or because there are salary differentials between women’s and men’s pay; as well as other factors that some women face – like choosing to take time off from a career to focus on children.

Women also have a different approach to investing, at times. Some may be more risk “aware,” then end up holding onto money as cash for longer – which isn’t always the best move in terms of creating wealth. Ellevest speaks to women in terms they can relate to without “dumbing it down,” Krawcheck says.

Following its 2016 launch, Ellevest raised a $ 34.6 million Series A in 2017.

Today, the company says it has clients in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and their average age is 34. It didn’t disclose how many customers it has, however.

Ellevest also recently launched a new product, Ellevest Private Wealth Management, designed for high net worth clients, which now has $ 100 million in assets under management. Another newer feature is its Premium Service offering, which connects clients with executive coaches and certified financial planner pros.

Speaking in a TV interview with CNBC, Krawcheck said the company’s suite appeals to a range of women at different financial stages.

“The response to what we’re doing has been so great. We started with digital investing, then high net worth women said ‘I want in,’” and women who weren’t ready to invest said ‘I want in,’” she said. “So the more we can help women get in financial control, the stronger our mission, the stronger our economy.”

“When the status quo isn’t meeting women’s needs, it deserves to be disrupted, and that’s what this platform created by women for women aims to do,” said Melinda Gates, in a statement. “Women’s lives and realities are different than men’s, and I think we’ll see more and more of a demand for products designed to reflect that. This is an important market opportunity that Ellevest is well-positioned to tap into.”

Ellevest says it plans to use the capital to accelerate its growth by investing further into its technology, expanding its product categories, and its financial education offerings.

“I’m so pleased to support Ellevest as it leads the way to help women become financially stronger and meet their money goals,” said Valerie Jarrett, co-chair of the United State of Women, in a statement. “When women are stronger financially, that means a stronger economy and a stronger society. We need this change right now.”

 

 

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New Tasking Platform Lazyfox.io Rewards Users With Bitcoin Cash

March 16, 2019 |

New Tasking Platform Lazyfox.io Rewards Users With Bitcoin Cash

The crypto community has been discussing a new tasking platform fueled by bitcoin cash (BCH) called Lazyfox.io. The platform, developed by Tobias B, a programmer headquartered in Berlin, gives users incentives to answer questions, participate in surveys, and obtain BCH by completing bounties.

Also read: Ledger Reveals Physical Exploits Against Trezor Hardware Wallets

Lazyfox Rewards Users With Bitcoin Cash for Tasks and Bounties

On March 13, a developer called Tobias B announced the public beta launch of Lazyfox.io, a bitcoin cash-powered Q&A and tasking site aimed at rewarding users with BCH. Tobias explained to BCH supporters on r/btc that Lazyfox users can ask questions and set up bounties for other users to answer them by way of an incentive. The creator says he aimed to create a platform that is similar to Stackoverflow and Fiverr. Essentially there are three main features on the site available to registered users: creating tasks, solving tasks and resolving disputes.

“After a user solved a task on lazyfox.io and the creator accepted it, the reward will immediately be paid out to the user’s payout address,” explained Tobias. “No user balances are stored on the site.”

New Tasking Platform Lazyfox.io Rewards Users With Bitcoin Cash
Lazyfox.io landing page and tasks.

Lazyfox Features Badger Wallet and Cash-ID Support

At the moment Lazyfox has a bunch of different tasks for users to accomplish. Assignments include recommending a tourist guide, bug report bounties, and describing good streaming movies to another user. Users can also advertise things and use specific tags for services like writing, programming, translation, bounties, graphics editing, animation, web design, and tourism. In order to resolve a dispute, users can receive a certain percentage of the task’s reward and Lazyfox also charges a fee of 1 percent. Additionally, the developer has added Badger wallet support and Jonathan Silverblood’s Cash-ID specifications.

New Tasking Platform Lazyfox.io Rewards Users With Bitcoin Cash
Lazyfox.io tags.

“The site fully integrates Badger wallet as a login/signup method as well to combine login/signup via bitcoin signature with awesome usability,” Tobias explained. “Also for payments the platform shows a convenient button if Badger is installed — Shoutout to Jonathan Silverblood for writing the Cash-ID specification and the guys from Badger for the awesome badger chrome/firefox plugin.”

Lazyfox follows the recent release of a similar platform called Taskopus that aims to be an Amazon Mechanical Turk competitor using bitcoin cash. Taskopus was developed by the team who built Freelanceforcoins and was launched a few days before the Lazyfox platform. Similarly to Taskopus, the Lazyfox application will have to attract a good sized user base for the application to gain traction.

What do you think about the Lazyfox.io platform? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the mentioned companies or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com and the author are not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article. This editorial is for informational purposes only.


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Bchpls.io Platform and a Telegram Tip Bot Now Support SLP Tokens

March 15, 2019 |

Over the last few weeks, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fans have been creating and sharing a bunch of customized Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens. There’s now a Telegram tip bot, a Twitter tip bot, Badger wallet logo integration, and SLP token support on the payment platform Bchpls.io.

Also Read: Satoshi’s Pre-Release Bitcoin Code Contains Fascinating Findings

Sharing Spice Tokens on Telegram and Twitter

At the end of February, news.Bitcoin.com reported on BCH token development kicking into high gear and the pace hasn’t stopped since. People have been creating unique tokens using the SLP software with names like dragon ball, steam cash, nazgûl, wonton, crown coin, and someone’s made tokens for about 20 of the most popular cryptocurrency networks as well. BCH proponents have also participated in a social experiment and ‘torch passing’ ceremony that used a single non-divisible token called the SLP Torch.

Bchpls.io Platform and a Telegram Tip Bot Now Support SLP Tokens
People sharing spice tokens in the Coinspice chat room using Telegram.

More recently, however, BCH developers have created a Telegram tipping bot that can tip SLP tokens to users within the hosted channel. The cryptocurrency news outlet Coinspice and its associated Telegram channel implemented the tipping bot so people can tip one another in spice tokens. The user simply @’s the Telegram bot called ‘Spicetokens’ and gives them a command to tip a user a number of tokens. Scrolling through the Coinspice channel of 397 members shows the Spicetokens bot is very active. The bot is also available on Twitter and some users have been sharing spice tokens across a few Twitter threads.

Bchpls.io Platform and a Telegram Tip Bot Now Support SLP Tokens

Badger Begins Integrating Token Logos and Icons for the Nonprofit Eatbch

On March 14, Badger wallet developer Gabriel Cardona explained that the latest version of Badger has been released and version 0.4.2 has integrated official token icons for certain tokens like spice, wonton, and the SLP Torch. Cardona detailed that if someone has created a token or a service that has implemented the Badger Button they can contact him and submit a logo.

Bchpls.io Platform and a Telegram Tip Bot Now Support SLP Tokens

The wallet developers have also added Eatbch Venezuela and Eatbch South Sudan icons to the client. So any time a user donates funds to these specific addresses they will see the Eatbch logos within the wallet’s transaction log.

Bchpls.io Platform and a Telegram Tip Bot Now Support SLP Tokens

Bchpls.io Payment Platform Adds SLP Token Support

In May of 2018, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the point-of-sale (PoS) service Bchpls.io which allows brick n’ mortar and online merchants to accept BCH in a noncustodial fashion. The application is free and there are no servers needed as all it takes is an internet connection and two devices (cashier and customer) to utilize the Bchpls system. On March 13, the Bchpls developer announced the platform now supports SLP tokens and released a video demonstration of the feature in action.

Bchpls.io Platform and a Telegram Tip Bot Now Support SLP Tokens

Overall, the use cases and the ideas tied to all the tokens created so far have been getting more robust over time. With Telegram and Twitter bots and the latest Bchpls support, applications like these will likely add a lot more real-world use to the BCH token economy. With the community discussing these tokens and creating an abundance of fun coins to share, it seems BCH supporters appreciate the coin creation concept and the possibility of a thriving token economy.

What do you think about the SLP token Telegram and Twitter bots and the latest Bchpls support? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.


Image credits: Shutterstock, Badger, Gabriel Cardona, SLP, Bchpls.io, and Coinspice.


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Trading Platform Voltaire Rewards Users With BCH for Every Trade

March 8, 2019 |

Trading Platform Voltaire Rewards Users BCH for Every Trade Executed

On March 8, London-based exchange Voltaire announced a new incentive for registered traders that provides the ability to earn BCH during each trade executed on the platform. According to Voltaire, which bases all of its exchange paired denominations in BCH, users will earn 0.2 percent of each trade and will be paid in bitcoin cash.

Also Read: Voltaire.cash Exchange Launches – Supporting BCH as the Base Exchange Pair

Voltaire Now Offers a Cashback Incentive on Every Trade

BCH-fueled exchange Voltaire has announced a new reward for traders. Voltaire is a cryptocurrency trading platform that bases all market denominations in BCH which launched in September of 2018. At the moment the exchange provides two markets – BTC/BCH and BSV/BCH – but in the near future the platform is implementing ETH/BCH and LTC/BCH. Now Voltaire has added a program called Cashback that will provide users with 0.2 percent on every executed trade. BCH rewards accumulated will be sent to the user’s exchange wallet. The Cashback promotion is enabled by default on all pairs offered by Voltaire.

Trading Platform Voltaire Rewards Users With BCH for Every Trade
Voltaire.cash exchange supports BCH as the base exchange pair.

“0.2% of the value of each maker order made on Voltaire is credited directly to the user’s wallet in the disposed of currency,” ran the company’s announcement. “In practice, this means that if a user is to submit an order to buy BTC, they’ll get 0.2% of the value of their order back in bitcoin cash — The total earnings of any user can be accessed from the wallet section of the profile.”

The exchange also detailed that Voltaire is continuing to expand its team and has other ambitious projects planned. According to Voltaire, the startup is expecting an investment in Q2 that will help bolster the platform’s goals. “Several institutional and strategic investors have expressed interest in funding Voltaire’s growth,” the exchange remarked. Voltaire has already received early funding from the incubator Think, Try it, Do, which is sponsored by the University of Exeter.

Trading Platform Voltaire Rewards Users With BCH for Every Trade
Voltaire’s trading engine shows cashback rewards on the bottom left of the screen.

Voltaire CEO: ‘BCH Offers a Stronger Solution to Scaling’

21-year-old Semyon Germanovich is a huge fan of the BCH ecosystem and believes the Cashback program is a great incentive during the crypto winter. “During a bear market, the best thing one can do is to get their head down and build utility, drive adoption and create value,” Voltaire’s founder Germanovich opined. “The release of Voltaire Cashback is an exciting and innovative event in the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem — Bitcoin Cash offers the technically stronger solution to scaling.”

Germanovich added:

High transaction fees and extremely slow processing times as observed in 2017 are unacceptable and have a catastrophic impact on payment and trading experience — We chose Bitcoin Cash because we believe it’s the most efficient and fastest technology to use for payments and trading.

There aren’t many exchanges that offer pure BCH markets like Voltaire, so BCH enthusiasts have been visiting the platform since launch. Currently, the trading platforms Panda Exchange and Coinex offer a section of BCH markets as well but they also offer segmented BTC and ETH markets too. With 0.2 percent BCH rewards for each maker order made on Voltaire, the incentive may entice more traders to visit the exchange. “As part of Voltaire’s core value of transparency, a calculator has been built to allow users to calculate potential bitcoin cash earnings for trading on Voltaire,” the exchange concluded.

What do you think about Voltaire’s BCH-powered Cashback incentive program for trades? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.


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Social Investment Platform Etoro Launches in 30 US States

March 7, 2019 |

Social Investment Platform Etoro Launches in 30 US States

Social investment and trading platform Etoro has announced the launch of its platform and cryptocurrency wallet in 30 U.S. states and two territories. In America, users will have access to invest in BTC and 12 other cryptocurrencies at launch, with more to be added throughout the year. The Etoro wallet will initially support bitcoin core, bitcoin cash, ethereum, litecoin, ripple and stellar.

Also read: Startup Company Sets Up Bitcoin ATM in Botswana

Trading by Copying Others

The cryptocurrency offering by Israel-based Etoro, which already has 10 million users from more than 140 countries, allows U.S. investors access to crypto markets in three ways. First, by manually investing in a coin, secondly by automatically copying the trades of others on the platform to benefit from their knowledge and investment expertise, and thirdly by investing in its Crypto Copyfund, “which provides a diversified portfolio of major crypto assets.”

Social Investment Platform Etoro Launches in 30 US States

Yoni Assia, chief executive officer of Etoro, stated that users can “collaborate with other crypto traders when making buying and selling decisions [as well as] adjust their trading strategies by watching and learning from others on the platform.” Experienced traders can be copied and rewarded for their performance, but only after sufficient risk analysis and evaluation, Assia explained.

Customers of Etoro outside the United States are currently able to trade in more than 1,500 asset classes and markets including stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, fiat currencies, and commodities, Techcrunch reported.

Etoro operates as a trading platform, social network and educational resource, allowing anyone to see, comment and copy from the trade history of others before actually making their own investment. Users are also able to share, engage with or follow particular individuals, assets or markets, allowing them to take part in emerging debates aligned to their areas of interest.

Etoro’s Multisig Crypto Wallet

Within the U.S., the company has also launched its multi-signature digital crypto wallet where users can store, send and receive several cryptocurrencies including BTC, BCH and XRP. Through their Etoro accounts, customers can now transfer crypto to and from their trading account and can also “convert between different coins with a click of a button,” the company revealed. Etoro is planning to add further currencies to its crypto wallet.

Social Investment Platform Etoro Launches in 30 US States

Etoro, which is entering into a market dominated by the likes of Coinbase and Robinhood, said it is not put off by the so-called crypto winter, and is entering the U.S. market with a long-term view. Assia, the company CEO, told Techcrunch:

When I founded Etoro, I envisioned a community where people could trade, invest and share their knowledge in a simple and transparent way. Etoro also acts as a bridge between the old world of investing and a blockchain-powered future, helping our users navigate and benefit from the transition to crypto assets for wealth building.

Etoro first announced its planned expansion into the cut-throat US. market in May 2018.

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Tribeos Ad Platform Will Bring Commerce to Bitcoin Cash, Claims Founder

March 5, 2019 |

A new digital advertising marketplace called Tribeos aims to launch during Q3 of 2019 with ambitious plans to leverage the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Matt Gallant, chief executive officer of Tribeos, who explained that the platform will provide the BCH chain with a “ton of commerce.”

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Tribeos Aims to Eliminate Ad Fraud and Provide Radical Transparency of Transaction Data Using Bitcoin Cash

Tribeos is a digital advertising provider headquartered in Bermuda that was founded by Matt Gallant in 2017. The project aims to provide a more efficient advertising system that’s competitive with advertising giants like Google Adwords. The company was funded by Bitmain Technologies during the first week of August 2018 when the mining manufacturer made a $ 3 million seed investment in Tribeos. The team has explained they are big fans of the BCH ecosystem and Tribeos will use BCH as an integral part of its infrastructure. News.Bitcoin.com spoke with Tribeos founder Matt Gallant and the startup’s technical advisor Jonald Fyookball, the founder of the Electron Cash wallet.

Tribeos Ad Platform Will Bring Commerce to Bitcoin Cash Claims Founder
Tribeos CEO Matt Gallant.

Gallant explained that the startup is building an advertising network using blockchain to create the transparency that’s desperately needed. “As it stands platforms like Google Adwords, Facebook or other platforms are all black boxes where nobody knows what’s happening,” Gallant told our newsdesk. “As a result, there’s an obscene amount of fraud within the industry and the numbers range from $ 19 billion to $ 100 billion.” Gallant added that Tribeos aims to stop the fraudulent activities tied to the online advertising industry and build a successful advertising network. “So stopping ad fraud is just part of the equation as we also plan to take market share away from the existing monopolies,” Gallant emphasized.

The founder of the digital advertising marketplace added:

As a side effect Bitcoin Cash will reap the benefits from a ton of commerce.

Tribeos Ad Platform Will Bring Commerce to Bitcoin Cash Claims Founder

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Jonald Fyookball, the founder and lead developer of Electron Cash, joined the conversation and explained he was working with the Tribeos engineering team. Basically, all Tribeos payments are performed onchain between advertisers and publishers, Fyookball explained. “Tribeos will take a fee between 10-12 percent which is really competitive compared to Google Adwords and other providers who take 30-50 percent,” the developer detailed.

“It’s going to be completely powered by the Bitcoin Cash chain,” Fyookball said. “We may accept payments in USD or something else but whatever they pay in, Tribeos will still be using BCH behind the scenes — So in certain circumstances, it could be like one of those things where people don’t know BCH is being used.”

Tribeos Ad Platform Will Bring Commerce to Bitcoin Cash Claims Founder

Gallant remarked that Tribeos is going to work everywhere. Unlike basic attention token (BAT) which works with the Brave browser, Tribeos will be able to work with any browser, mobile, and web platform. On the cybersecurity side, Tribeos has developed a suite of software tools like Adshield, which stops bots from clicking ads in order to drain budgets. “We’re also building something called atomic traceability, which basically reveals right down to the movement of the mouse or the movement of the browser and everything that’s happening so that behavior transparency is provided,” Gallant added.

Gold Lantern, another part of the Tribeos software suite, will provide bullet-proof tracking and analytics. Between the combination of those programs and utilizing the BCH protocol’s immutable ledger, the Tribeos software will fundamentally “deliver radical transparency of transaction data that can’t be manipulated.” The founder further stated that he expects the project to launch in Q3 this year and the company is already onboarding advertisers.

Tribeos has also launched a Security Token Offering (STO), which was approved by the Bermuda Minister of Finance under new digital asset laws. The startup detailed that the STO will provide an initial public offering (IPO) type of protection within a cryptographic asset. The STO, called “FIRE,” will be based on the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), explained Fyookball during the conversation about Tribeos. “We’re pretty excited about that,” Fyookball remarked. Overall, the Tribeos team has high hopes of tackling some of the biggest issues within the online advertising industry. If it catches on, the Bitcoin Cash network could capture a lot of traction on the web.

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