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    Kraken is one of the earliest crypto exchange which supports Bitcoin majorly but they kept adding support for Ethereum and other altcoins as and when they entered market. With the increase in number of new traders in recent days, they experienced exponential growth. So, in order to help mitigate the strain on the platform, they announced delisting some of the illiquid trading pairs and temporarily suspending all advanced order types.

    These changes will go into effect on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 around 6 am UTC (Monday August 21 around 11 pm Pacific).

    The following pairs will be delisted with all outstanding orders being canceled

    XBT/GBP
    ETH/GBP
    XRP/CAD
    XRP/JPY
    EOS/EUR
    EOS/USD
    XLM/EUR
    XLM/USD
    GNO/EUR
    GNO/USD
    REP/USD

    They do not have any plans to re-list any of these pairs soon, though this is a possibility once they have ample capacity to do so. Overall plan is to reduce the load on the current platform until upgrades can be made that will enable them to smoothly scale capacity.

    The ability to create new advanced orders will also be temporarily suspended (so user will only be able to create basic limit and market orders).

    Open orders will remain open until cancelled or executed, but you will no longer be able to create new orders in any of the following advanced types:

    Stop Loss
    Take Profit
    Stop Loss, Take Profit
    Stop Loss, Take Profit Limit
    Stop Loss Limit
    Take Profit Limit
    Trailing Stop
    Trailing Stop Limit
    Stop, Limit

    This applies to all currency pairs but the suspension is temporary only. Advanced orders will return in a month or two as soon as they are better able to process them.

    At present, Kraken supports trading for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Augur (REP), ICONOMI (ICN), Zcash (ZEC), Genosis (GNO), Tether ‘Crypto dollar’ (USDT), Dash (DASH), Monero (XMR), Melon Tokens (MLN), Ripple (XRP) and many more. Latest addition is Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on August 7, 2017. Fiat currency supported by Kraken are USD, GBP and EUR.

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, Facebook, Medium and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

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    News

    Project updates

    New Projects & Whitepaper

    • QuickBlocks

    • gimlit – esports

    • Decentraland - Decentraland is a virtual reality platform powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Users can create, experience, and monetize content and applications

    Hiring, Bounty and Competition

    Developer's Update

    ICO / Token sale updates

    • Decentralized Exchange Protocol 0x Raises $24 Million in ICO

    • LAToken - August 22, 2017.

    • FOODCOIN - Global blockchain ecosystem for agriculture and food businesses - Pre-sale will be launched on August 23, 2017. It will last 14 days. The first sale stage is planned to be on the first half of November 2017.

    • REAL (Real Estate Asset Ledger) - August 24, 2017

    • KICKICO - unified platform for ICO, crowdinvesting & crowdfunding powered by smart contracts - ICO will be launched at Aug 29, 2017, 1:00 PM (UTC)

    • Avalon - Affinity membership Platform - Crowdfunding goes live on August 25, 2017.

    • DMarket – a decentralized marketplace to turn every virtual item into a real commodity - 1-15 of November 2017 (12:00 PM NYC Time, UTC-5

    • REcoin ICO -  the initial fundraising period and token pre-sale stage - is scheduled for August 7th - October 9th, 2017.

    • Minerva token sale date changed to October 1, 2017.

    Upcoming Events

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    Aventus Protocol DApp Idea Competition

    Aventus, an event ticketing solution project based on Ethereum, today August 20, 2017, invites public to present detailed ideas for DApps powered by the Aventus protocol by announcing Aventus Protocol DApp Ideas Competition.

    Competition Structure

    • The competition will run from 21 August to 3 September, and the top 3 proposals will be selected by the 5 September, 2017.
    • Candidates can submit detailed proposals for their DApp ideas as issues in the AventusSystems/aventus-dapp-proposals repository.

    • Proposals will be reviewed based on its adherence to the Aventus DApp Proposal Standard.

    • Once approved, the proposal will be added to the Aventus DApp Proposal Competition Voting Form, where individuals can vote on their choice for the top 3 DApp ideas.

    • On 3 September, the 6 proposals with the highest number of votes will be selected and put through to the competition’s judging panel.

    Competition Rewards

    • First place: $10,000 AVT

    • Second place: $4,000 AVT

    • Third place: $1,000 AVT

    • For an approved proposal : $30 AVT

    All rewards calculated at initial AVT valuation at token sale.

    For the full spec (and how-to guide), see the Github.
    If you have any question in the full Github competition specification, please join the #dapp-competition channel on Slack.

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, steemit and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

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    TREZOR, one of the most popular hardware wallet encountered a security concern on August 17, 2017. The security issue was brought to attention by an individual researcher, via Responsible Disclosure. An article was widely shared among the different cryptocurrency communities and social networks, describing a vulnerability.

    Soon, a blog by SatoshiLabs addressing concerns about TREZOR firmware (1.5.2) was published. They acknowledged, while the description of the vulnerability was rather accurate, several important details and claims were not, thus contributing to the misinformation about TREZOR. Later, they released a security update to TREZOR on August 16, 2017; a new firmware version — 1.5.2 — was pushed out to all users. This update fixes a security issue which affects all devices with firmware versions lower than 1.5.2.

    TREZOR notified about this update. Refer to the User Manual if you need assistance with the firmware update. For users with Bootloader version 1.3.0, please consult this guide first.

    In continuation to the solution to the issue, they released a full report on the vulnerability and its fix, available in 1.5.2. A medium blog on Fixing physical memory access issue in TREZOR was published on August 18, 2017.

    This report answers to most of the FAQ's related to this vulnerability like -
    What was the main purpose of this security update?
    How does the attack work?
    How did we fix the vulnerability?
    What about the already sold devices?
    Why is the device memory not encrypted?

    Responsible Disclosure Timeline
    1-Aug-2017: Vulnerability discovered and reported
    16-Aug-2017: Firmware 1.5.2 released
    17-Aug-2017: Addressed concerns and misinformation about 1.5.2
    18-Aug-2017: Report on the vulnerability published

    Saleem’s technical description of the vulnerability and the fix.

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, steemit and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

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    Highlights of First ENS Workshop at London

    Ethereum Name Service (ENS) team organized First ENS Workshop at London on August 11–13 2017. About 27 people, representing individuals and organisations from throughout the Ethereum community, participated in the workshop. Nick Johnson,the lead developer of ENS published the result of the Workshop on.

    The group discussed a number of important issues for the future of ENS, and came to consensus on several decisions essential to planning ENS’s future development.

    State of the ENS

    You can watch the slides from the presentation.

    • 180,822 names were registered between the start of the soft launch and the end of July.

    • 35% of auctions with known names had more than one bid, while only 7.2% of unknown names had more than one bid.

    • The median price of an auction with more than one bid was Ξ0.05 for a known name, and Ξ0.02 for an unknown name.

    • Ξ8,553 was lost due to failures to reveal bids.

    • 8,556 unique accounts own at least one name. Of those, the 123 accounts (1.4%) with the most names held account for 50% of registered names; those 123 accounts paid Ξ34,077 (20% of the total) to register those names.

    • Metamask, Etherscan and MyEtherWallet were the only services supporting ENS on mainnet on launch day, those have since been joined by Leth, imToken, Mist, Bittrex and Swarm, with Status, Kraken, Shapeshift, and District0x expected to add support soon.

    Highlights of the workshop

    • Dispute Resolution - The best approach for ENS is to initially develop a dispute resolution and abuse management system as a ‘second layer’, allowing clients and users to subscribe to one of potentially multiple registries that implement blacklists or ‘darklists’ for abusive domains.

    • Permanent Registrar Design - Payment of fees for auctions and renewals was voted most than the current deposit-based system.
      Vlad Zamfir proposed a feedback mechanism into the registrar that adjusts those prices in response to name deregistration rates, attempting to maintain a fixed rate of deregistration.

    • Securing subdomains = At present no guarantees of noninterference is offered to users. Based on a writeup by Dan Finlay, Nick Johnson has developed a first version of a lock-up contract for deeds.

    • DNS integration - The formation of a subgroup to determine how best to build an interface between the two systems, with goals of offering ENS native resources over DNS, as well as hosting authoritative DNS records on ENS, which can provide security equivalent to DNSSEC, but without trusted third-parties, was supported by most of the participants.

    • ENS Applications - Piper Merriam gave a talk on ethpm, an Ethereum package management system, and how it utilises ENS to achieve its goals.
      At the end of the workshop, attendees shared their goals for future projects built on top of ENS.

    • ENS Security - Jim McDonald gave a talk on securing ENS names using a second-layer solution.

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

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    An interview with Dether cofounders on Blockchain Speaker Series

    Please follow the link to watch the full interview

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVZjVF3CVQU&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, steemit and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

    #Cryptocurrency #Ethereum #Blockchain #dether #news

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    The Blockchain technology, is no more a new term for government of any country, specially those who understand the importance of technology for the growth and development of their residents. Since inception of Bitcoin, blockchain technology has been spreading worldwide but after Ethereum joins the movement, mass adoption has increased significantly. It has become much easier to develop use-cases for everyday need. With smart contract running on top of Ethereum blockchain, many projects have surfaced and central agencies have started exploring the possibility of implementing as per their requirement.

    Couple of years back, government of many countries were reluctant even to consider blockchain for study. Asian countries like Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong are among early adapters. Nonetheless, in past few months, many countries have moved slowly towards it. European Parliament  Research Services (EPRS) published an in-depth analysis report, People bank of China announced Fintech committee, Russia announced to digitize their national currency, Australia removed double taxation and on verge of tokenizing Australian dollar, Government of India seek public opinion on its regulation, US government implementing regulations.

    Recently, Government of Ukraine signed a new deal with blockchain based startup PROPY, which aims to build decentralized global estate market. This is one of the several partnerships and initiatives undertaken by the Ukrainian government to explore and adopt blockchain technology. In April 2017, The State Agency for eGovernance of Ukraine has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the BitFury Group, the world’s largest full service Blockchain technology company to create the world’s first full-scale blockchain eGovernance program for the country.

    PROPY, in partnership with the Ukrainian government, gets magnificent start to its decentralized marketplace and title registry on blockchain. This will allow foreign investors to purchase real estate more easily and securely, and enable Ukrainian properties to be sold entirely online. Propy's token sale to raise fund for the development of the project started today and will end on September 15, 2017.

    Ukraine, adopting blockchain technology for real estate property sales and purchase “will benefit all counterparties in real estate transactions through fostering greater transparency, efficiencies, security, and compliance”, said Oleksandr Ryzhenko, the head of the State Agency for eGovernance of Ukraine.

    Our ambition is for Ukraine to be one of the world’s foremost nations in establishing a comprehensive blockchain ecosystem, and the real estate sector forms an important part of our overall blockchain strategy,” he added.

    In a press release on August 11, 2017, the authority said that on the legal status of cryptocurrencies and its regulation, they are already engaged in a dialogue with the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, and the issue will be addressed at the next meeting of the Financial Stability Council , which has been scheduled at the end of this month.

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, steemit and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

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    Status 0.9.10 (alpha) version release, join first Public Q&A on August 17

    Status, a decentralized application for mobile web browser and messaging platform based on Ethereum blockchain has released Status 0.9.10 (Alpha) version.

    This version enables

    • location,

    • send and request commands in group chats,

    • a number of bug fixes, and

    • further progress on the Network Switching epic.

    Status.im is one of the projects to have crazy token sale in June 2017, they raised $110 million (equivalent ETH valued then). Post ICO, they've expanded the team significantly, and have quietly pushed out some new updates. The progress can be followed on Github.

    To help to drive some of Status’ product decisions as they continue to work towards a beta release
    Status, is looking for feedback via first User Survey . They have also, opened up 1,000 invites to Android users for testing. iOS invites will be sent out via email shortly to those who complete the survey in its entirety, and the next 8,000 people in queue.

    Fireside Chat (a Public Q&A) is scheduled for today, Thursday, August 17th at 16:00 CEST. This will take place in the #general channel of Slack.

    Be sure to join Slack Community to provide your feedback.

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

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    Leading law firms and academic institutions join the EEA’s Legal Industry Working Group

    The rapid growth of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) Legal Industry Working Group is emblematic of the increased interest by legal professionals in blockchain technology. Today, EEA’s Legal Industry Working Group, chaired by Aaron Wright, is now joined by 14 leading law firms and academic institutions . As per an announcement made by Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) on August 14, 2017, top, global law firms and leading legal minds joins to explore building enterprise-grade applications on Ethereum. The EEA believes that the Legal Working Group will prove foundational to the success of various efforts taking place within the organization.

    New members joining the EEA and Legal Industry Working Group include Cooley, Debevoise & Plimpton, Goodwin, Hogan Lovells, Holland & Knight, Jones Day, Latham & Watkins, Morrison & Foerster, Perkins Coie, Shearman & Sterling, Cardozo Law School, Duke Center on Law & Technology, and the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Existing EEA members joining the EEA Legal Industry Working Group include BNY Mellon, ConsenSys, ING, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Purpose of EEA's Legal industry Working Group is to educate the legal industry about the potential benefits of blockchain technology, and to develop and standardize private versions of the ethereum blockchain.

    Aaron Wright, Chair of the EEA Legal Industry Working Group, Associate Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Cardozo Law School’s Blockchain Project, and co-founder of the smart contract project OpenLaw said that,
    Lawyers are poised to serve as the catalysts for blockchain technology, and the Legal Working Group will serve as a neutral space to explore blockchain-based legal technology, develop standards for “smart” legal agreements, support emerging enterprise use cases, and tackle important policy issues raised by this new impactful technology.”

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions.

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    News

    • Microsoft Announcing the Coco Framework for enterprise blockchain networks on Ethereum blockchain.

    • HP Enterprise Gains on IBM with 'Mission Critical' Move Into Blockchain

    Project updates

    • OmiseGO Prepares To Widely Distribute A Percentage Of OMG Throughout Ecosystem Supporting It.

    • ENS Workshop live .
      'The Future of ENS Subdomain Markets' - by Dan Finlay

    • Rebranding of NEO - On August 8, NEO Blockchain, China’s first original public chain project, has announced the completion of rebranding efforts from its former Antshares identity. NEO has upgraded its blockchain nodes, technical documents, social media, official site and exchange name worldwide, representing the transition from Antshares 1.0 to the NEO smart contract system 2.0.

    • Updates on Ethereum Classic

    New Projects & Whitepaper

    • Dether - Breaking barriers to Ethereum mass adoption.

    • Foodcoin.io - Foodcoin Ecosystem - global marketplace of food and agricultural products.

    • Cloudwith.me - provides a managed hosting solution for access to AWS and Azure cloud services.

    • LastWill - Vladimir Tikhomirov, CEO of Last will, presents a revolutionary technique of putting wills on Ethereum smart contracts

    • ConcourseQ - Community sourced and verified token research.

    Hiring

    • IBM - Consultant - Blockchain Developer

    • Microsoft - Blockchain PRINCIPAL PROGRAM MANAGER

    • USAA - Lead Blockchain Developer

    • VISA - BlockChain Engineer

    • Vertcoin is looking for core developers! If you have experience in C++, Python or JavaScript.

    • Ethfinex - Senior Backend Developer and a Decentralised Systems Developer.

    Developer's Update

    ICO / Token sale updates

    Upcoming Events

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, Slack and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions.

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    Filecoin first day sale update, token sale reopening today

    Filecoin, a project on decentralized storage network by Protocol Labs, has been in news for its token sale recently. After a couple of postponements, Filecoin started its token sale on CoinList on August 10, 2017 at 12:00 PDT but had to temporarily pause the sale at 13:10 PDT.

    According to the update provided by Protocol Labs, as soon as the sale begun, immediately, CoinList experienced massive load, in terms of pageviews, users watching live, and transaction volume. The sale was overwhelmed with thousands of investments. The world took notice, and thousands of people in community took part in this event.

    Filecoin raised $187,555,399 ($190 million approx) and the sale is temporarily paused. It is announced that token sale will resume today, Aug 12, at 11am PDT (18:00 UTC). If there are any future outages, team will give a 2+ hour notice before resuming, sent via Twitter (@MineFilecoin), the Protocol Labs blog, and email to users registered on CoinList.

    Team claims to figure out how long the initial interruptions lasted on the technical side, and they scaled up their infrastructure to meet any future demand, they further improved caching and scalability of the real-time feeds, and ran all checks and verifications. Filecoin hopes to meet great standards for token sales, and set new ones.

    FileCoin - a native blockchain

    Original plan of Filecoin, was to create all of Filecoin as a virtual blockchain on top of Ethereum’s blockchain (eg. a layer 2 blockchain) as presented in DEVCON 2. But,
    last March, the Filecoin team solved a fundamental problem in producing a useful Proof-of-Work consensus for Filecoin, using Proofs-of-Replication and Proofs-of-Spacetime and team felt it necessary to create their own blockchain and came up with new white paper. They plan to make Filecoin compatible with Ethereum, using a bridge of some sort.

    In terms of development, Filecoin is a protocol with multiple subcomponents and will leverage other technologies, such as IPFS, libp2p, and Ethereum. IPFS, libp2p, and Ethereum are ready and used in production. The Filecoin network is not implemented yet. They will be developing the software implementation over the next months as updated.

    Filecoin - mining

    Filecoin is a network that prioritizes miners. 70% of all the FIL tokens will be distributed to miners, who will be doing useful work for the network. Filecoin miners are key to the Filecoin Network, and contribute a significant fraction of the whole value created by the network. They store and retrieve data, establish consensus, process transactions, and increase the security of the network. 8,500+ miners have indicated interest in Filecoin Early Mining Program so far. 60 different countries are represented from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Of course, apart from mining, after the network launches, FIL tokens may be available in crypto asset exchanges.

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, steemit and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

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    Press Release

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    Imagine a world where you can build unstoppable applications. A trustless digital world where its applications don’t have any kind of censorship, fraud or third party interference. A world where you can participate in democratic and autonomous organizations without previously knowing any participant.

    Is it a fantasy? Not really. This world already exists. It’s called Ethereum.

    We are announcing a new decentralized solution that enables anyone on Earth to interact with Ethereum blockchain.

    Dether is the world’s first peer-to-peer ether network that enables anyone who has a phone to buy and sell ether using cash and even spend it at physical stores.

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    Why are we launching Dether?

    Today, buying and selling ether is a long and difficult process.

    Decentralization is at the heart of blockchain; it is even viewed, in the words of Vitalik Buterin, as “blockchain’s entire raison d’être.” Bitcoin paved the way for the first use case of blockchain technology; an “Electronic Peer-to-Peer Cash System” as described by Satoshi Nakamoto.

    Ethereum blockchain goes even further by offering promising opportunities. Ethereum enables anyone to access and interact with Distributed Applications (Dapps) and smart contracts. It gives the disruptive ability to build trustless digital societies and organizations where its applications don’t have any kind of censorship, fraud or third party interference.

    In fact, when one buys ether (Ethereum cryptocurrency), it then becomes possible to access and interact with the Ethereum blockchain. While we’re living in an important time in history, where blockchain technology, and especially Ethereum, is changing the world, one of its greatest challenges remains mass adoption.

    However, buying and selling ether remains a centralized process that’s long and difficult:

    It takes time and costs money. Registering online, depositing money and getting verified takes days or weeks. And time is money.
    • Decentralization is at the core of blockchain’s value proposition; yet, central entities still play a major role in the process of buying cryptocurrencies.
    • The overly complex buying process creates barriers to Ethereum mass adoption, as more than 2 billion adults are unbanked and don’t have the necessary bank account to buy ether.
    The last mile issue in crypto-currency transactions has yet to be solved.

    That’s the reason why we’re launching Dether!

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    What’s Dether?

    Dether is the first mobile decentralized application that lets anyone buy and sell ether using cash and spend it at physical stores listed on the Dether map.

    Dether creates a worldwide ecosystem of ether buyers, sellers and physical stores willing to trade ether for fiat cash and accept it as a means of payment. Dether provides the infrastructure for people to embrace the Ethereum technology in their everyday lives.

    Dether is available on any smartphone. No bank account is needed to buy and sell ether. No credit/debit card is needed to spend ether at physical stores.

    Why use Dether?

    1 Buy and sell ether. Anywhere. Anytime. With cash.

    Dether offers the unique ability to let anyone safely buy and sell ether anywhere, anytime, with cash.
    Anyone can have access to ether within minutes by using a phone and spending cash. Users are able to discover ether sellers, called tellers, near them on the Dether map, their ETH/fiat rate, the fees that they take, and anonymously chat with them. Buyers are free to engage a conversation with the seller they want to in order to agree on the trading conditions and the meeting point for exchanging ether for cash.

    2 Use your ether in physical stores all over the world.

    Spending ether at local stores, shops and businesses.

    On Dether, users discover physical stores near them that accept ether.

    As Ethereum popularity is quickly increasing in the world, more and more businesses are accepting ether. Today, it’s possible to buy a Subway sandwich with ether in Bueno Aires, paintings in Paris, a delli in Melbourne or camera in Japan. Tomorrow, the Dether map will give the opportunity to discover all of the places nearby where ether is accepted.

    Dether users are able to discover shops near them that:

    • accept ether as a means of payment
    • are willing to buy or sell ether for cash

    Users are able to spend their ether without the need for a bank account or a credit/debit card. For specific needs, users are able to type the kind of physical store they are looking for (ex: restaurant) in their city to see which ones are accepting ether.

    A road to full decentralization.

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    Our mission is to break barriers to foster Ethereum mass adoption. In other words, Dether aims at making Ethereum accessible to anyone on Earth who wishes to interact with it. Thus, Dether is built on features that guarantee its use by anyone who owns a smartphone and has internet access.

    Fully decentralized

    • Peer-to-peer messaging: Dether uses a fully encrypted peer-to-peer messaging solution where none of the information is kept by any entity. Buyers and sellers are able to communicate directly with each other to agree on trade conditions and set up a location meeting.

    • Peer-to-peer trading: buyers and sellers are able to trade together from one Dether Wallet (D-Wallet) to another. When they meet up, sellers are able to scan the buyer’s wallet QR Code or copy their address to transfer the ether. Buyers hand deliver cash for ether.

    Powered by Ethereum Smart Contract

    • Keys local storage: when creating a Dether account, users’ keys are created and stored encrypted on their local device. Users have full and exclusive control of their wallet.

    • Smart contract rating system: buyers and sellers have their own public reputation rating based on the transactions they have successfully achieved and their transaction volume.

    Trustless

    • Secured local transactions: Dether never holds users’ funds. Sellers are free to transfer ether to their D-Wallet. When they do so, buyers are able to see the amount of ether the sellers are willing to sell. Only the user has the ability to fund his wallet, sell or withdraw his ether.

    Mobile first and responsive design

    • Individuals move and need solutions adapted to their needs. That’s the reason Dether is a mobile first solution with a mobile responsive design.

    No Bank account needed

    • Phones are the new bank and ether is the new currency. By using a smartphone, anyone can localize ether buyers and sellers on the Dether map as well as stores that accept ether as a means of payment.

    Project Overview

    Disclaimer: Information provided here is by the Dether team for the promotion of the project.

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, steemit and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

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    KickCity pre-sale and ICO update

    KickCity, a reward-based social platform for Event Industry announces a month long ICO starting from October 1, 2017.

    KickCity is already a revenue generating event management company that plans to disrupt the $30Billion Event Ticketing Industry with introducing 'KICK' token to a decentralized, transparent and reward-based event industry. It is also a partner of the first large ICO-Hypethon which will be held on 16-17 August 2017 in Street Art Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    KickCity is having pre-sale of KICK Tokens starting on August 16, 2017 during the ICO-Hypethon. The pre-sale will be private, 50% discount on the first day and 40% afterwards.

    Token Launch Summary

    • Target: $25 million USD;

    • Launch date: 1st October 2017;

    • Token launch time-frame: 30 days;

    • $1.00 = 10 KICKs;
      Special conditions for contributing more than 1000 ETH, please email gideon@kickcityapp.com

    • From 16th August till 31st October, Kickcity will be giving out 400 000 Kicks as Kick-backs to people who attend certain Blockchain events hosted on our platform across the globe.

    • Discounts and bounties will be announced later.

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, steemit and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

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    Australian senators are supporting tokenizing the Australian dollar (AUD) so as to compete with decentralized digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

    According to a report, Australia’s Labor senator Sam Dastyari and Liberal senator Jane Hume called on the Australian Reserve Bank to consider developing national cryptocurrency.

    Before Australia, few other countries like Russia, China, Singapore have already announced their intention of getting decentralized national currency and welcomed Blockchain Technology for Economic growth. The European Commission is also looking beyond the financial domain, into the challenges and opportunities of blockchain technology for various industrial sectors. European Parliament Research Services (EPRS) has published an in-depth analysis report on how blockchain technology could change lives.

    Senator Dastyari said, "The question for Australia is are we going to follow or are we going to lead. We need to find a bipartisan way of doing this. We can’t compete with our Asian neighbors when it comes to producing cheap goods and services anymore. We can compete when it comes to financial services but that is going to mean big, bold decisions.”

    Starting 1 July 2017, cryptocurrency use in Australia will no longer result in double taxation, it will be treated just like money for taxation. The government announced the change in its 2017-18 budget report . Australia entered Into FinTech Agreement with Japan adopting policies that encourage FinTech growth, and include the introduction of a 24-month regulatory sandbox for the Australian financial services industry.

    “Japan has been a world leader in technology for a long time. As we move into a new era of financial regulation, we look forward to sharing experiences and insights with our colleagues at the JFSA,” said ASIC Commissioner John Price while recognizing Japan’s accomplishments with developing technology.

    Senator Hume told the Australian parliament that blockchain’s invention is the next frontier in the technological revolution and that the opportunities for government, academia, and the private sector are enormous. The decision on tokenizing AUD may be a long haul but start is also good news for cryptocurrency community.

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    What is Filecoin?

    Filecoin, a project by Protocol Labs, is a decentralized storage network that turns cloud storage into an algorithmic market. It is powered by a blockchain and a native protocol token. Miners earn Filecoin by providing storage to clients. And clients spend Filecoin hiring Miners to store or distribute data. It Is believed that a massive amount of storage sits unused in Data Centers and hard drives around the world, they can be utilized as a source of money making. We have Storj and Sia coin based on similar concept.

    Filecoin shared its original white paper in July 2014, where it proposed a distributed electronic currency similar to Bitcoin. The difference between Filecoin and Bitcoin was unlike Bitcoin’s computation-only proof-of-work, Filecoin’s proof-of-work function includes a proof-of-retrievability component, which requires nodes to prove they store a particular file. Most proof-of-retrievability schemes involve two parties, a client who preprocesses data and a server who stores the processed data. At any point, the client can issue a challenge to the server, who must then calculate the corresponding proof. Usually, the challenges are generated and verified using a secret key known only to the client. The Filecoin network forms an entirely distributed file storage system, whose nodes are incentivized to store as much of the entire network’s data as they can. The currency is awarded for storing files, and is transferred in transactions, as in Bitcoin.

    Filecoin is re-introduced with the release of new white paper on August 04, 2017 just a month later to the release of Filecoin Research Roadmap for 2017. This new Whitepaper introduces two new Research breakthroughs in the Distributed Storage Networks (DSN) landscape: Proof-of-Replication (PoR) and Proof-of-Spacetime (PoSt).

    Filecoin Token Sale

    The Filecoin Token Sale was originally planned on July 27 at 7pm GMT, which then got postponed to August 7, 2017.

    The token sale which was supposed to happen today (August 7) has been postponed one more time, now to August 10, 2017 at noon PST, announced by the Filecoin team. This announcement was made just a couple of hours before the start of the ICO. Accredited investors got the email notifying the delay. The sale will take place on CoinList which is still open for registration.

    It created a lot of annoyance among the investors that one who is asking for investment is unprepared for the transaction. Though, Filecoin has its own reasoning for defense. According to the tweet, "We think it's important to give people enough time to evaluate this change, and understand the details in full before deciding." Also, the time between now and Thursday could be wisely used to understand the process.

    ICO Vs Filecoin ICO

    After the statement of SEC on ICO or Token sale that 'The DAO were securities and therefore subject to the federal securities laws'. The Report confirms that issuers of distributed ledger or blockchain technology-based securities must register offers and sales of such securities unless a valid exemption applies. Filecoin is the first project to raise $52 million in pre-ICO after this announcement.

    CoinList, a United States based funding platform that connects investors to these promising early-stage token sales, is organizing Filecoin token sale. The good news here is US investors can also participate in ICO which was not allowed in man of the previous ICOs but, its still a little complicated.

    To participate, you need to "Apply to invest'. You can participate as an individual, a trust and as a company. Proof of accreditation will be required from you, where you need to fulfill one of the two below mentioned criteria as an individual -

    • Income of $200k, or $300k with spouse, in each of past 2 years and expecting same or more this year.

    • Net worth of $1M, individually or joint with spouse, excluding your primary residence.

    The general concept of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) or token sale is to raise money through crowd fund. An individual can participate with whatever contribution he can make and become an investor. Investor shouldn't be only the big company, rather every individual can be a bank who can lend money to a project and grow along with the project's growth.

    For Filecoin ICO, you can participate in the crowd sale after becoming accredited investor. The participation is restricted to an average individual by having minimum income group or net worth asset criteria. Anonymity is also not in place if asked for W2, sending verification request to your lawyer, CPA, investment adviser or broker and other related proofs. But again, the project has to meets the more stringent standard the SEC has put in place – the 506(c) standard which should work for all accredited deals, including ones that publicly discuss their financing.

    Anyone with query can Email filecoin-sale@protocol.ai.Team will publish new FAQs asap.

    Project Overview

    Concept: Decentralized storage network
    Currency: Filecoin
    Website: https://filecoin.io
    White paper: https://filecoin.io/filecoin.pdf
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MineFilecoin

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    Project updates

    • Ujo Music- The Challenges of Building on Ethereum.
    • Livepeer Network - Live streaming on blockchain, releases roadmap.

    • Vitalik on EOS.

    New Projects & Whitepaper

    • Mimir Whitepaper

    • Everex- Including Women in Digital Economy. Token sale is Live and will end in another 3 days.

    • AIRSWAP- a Decentralized, Peer-to-Peer Trading Platform by SWAP - October 10, 2017, AIR will be available for purchase in ether.

    • ORDERBOOK - Ethereum asset management platform

    • Firefly - The $5 DIY Air-Gap Hardware Wallet. Reddit post.

    • Funfair announces the first ever Baccarat game on the Ethereum Blockchain.

    Hiring and Bounty

    Developer's Update

    ICO / Token sale updates

    • Indorse token Sale –Aug 8, 2017 08:00 pm SGT

    • DMarket – a decentralized marketplace to turn every virtual item into a real commodity - 1-15 of November 2017 (12:00 PM NYC Time, UTC-5

    • REcoin ICO -  the initial fundraising period and token pre-sale stage - is scheduled for August 7th - October 9th, 2017.

    • IMPERIUM ICO - August 20th 2017 18:00 UTC

    • Ox Protocol (mandatory registration Aug 9-12) - August 15, 2017. Transparency policy released.

    • Filecoin - It raises $52 million in pre-ICO. Token sale planned on August 7, 2017.

    • Decentraland - ICO on Aug 17, 08:00 PM EST / Aug 18, 01:00 AM GMT+1 (🇬🇧) / Aug 18, 08:00 AM GMT+8 (🇨🇳).

    Upcoming Events

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    ICO-HYPETHON in St. Petersburg, Russia

    KickCity, a community-based social event platform for event organizers and attendees, is a partner of the first large ICO-Hypethon which will be held on 16-17 August 2017 in Street Art Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    All tickets to the event will be sold via the KickCity platform. Using special promo-code “KickCity” you can get your ticket with 25 % discount (for regular users) and 30 % discount (for investors) and will be rewarded with 100 KICKS.

    PRE-Sale of KICK Tokens will start on the August 16, 2017 during the ICO-Hypethon!

    Token price (Pre-sale): 0,5 USD per 10 KICKs
    Token price (ICO): 1 USD per 10 KICKs

    More information about the event: hypethon.cryptofriends.io

    White Paper: yadi.sk/i/igCh4pfK3LSRXx
    Slack: kickcity-io.slack.com

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    Bitfinex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange announces Ethfinex – a community & information hub to facilitate Ethereum-based discussion, analysis & trading platform. This announcement coming up on the very next day of Bitcoin Fork is significant for cryptocurrency space.

    According to the official blog, Ethfinex is rooted in the events of the past year’s security breach on the Bifinex exchange which took 8 months to make 100% reimbursement. Today, after a long road to recovery, Bitfinex announces ‘Ethfinex’.

    It’s ironic, most of the cryptocurrency exchange (an exchange for trading of decentralized assets) are actually centralized. It is more like centralized exchanges are necessity; a gateway into an inaccessible, mysterious ecosystem, with a familiar bridge between fiat and digital assets. They are user-friendly, provide speed and convenience of liquidity in a manner that users have come to demand. But, in order to recognize the true potential of blockchain technology, we mustn't exclude areas which needed to be decentralized the most like exchange, considering its vulnerabilities to centralization.

    Ethfinex

    Aa mentioned in the post, “Built by the Ethereum community, for the Ethereum community, Ethfinex will be the world’s most liquid, customer-centric digital asset exchange & information platform.”

    Ethfinex will be a hybrid community and information hub for developers, traders and enthusiasts alike, designed to facilitate discussion, development and trading in the Ethereum ecosystem. Ethfinex offers a new community and information hub for tokens, designed to facilitate learning, discussion, and analysis whilst simultaneously offering access to the most highly liquid and advanced trading platform for Ethereum ERC20 tokens.

    Ethfinex carries the long-term vision to move towards a completely trustless exchange, with gradual decentralization of ownership to its community of users. Ethfinex will encourage the emergence of scalable and trustless solutions by acting as an experimentation zone for emerging decentralised exchange protocols, providing feedback and allowing them to test and learn.

    Website www.ethfinex.com
    Blog blog.ethfinex.com
    Reddit reddit.com/r/ethfinex
    Twitter twitter.com/ethfinex
    Facebook facebook.com/ethfinex

    About Bitfinex

    Bitfinex is the world’s largest, most advanced digital asset & cryptocurrency exchange. It was founded in 2012 and since then it has been the go-to exchange for BTCUSD trading, capturing over 20% of total trading volume whilst providing liquidity in a diverse set of markets.

    One year ago, on Aug 02, 2016, Bitfinex was hacked. Bitfinex became the latest victims of a crypto-exchange security breach. 119,756 Bitcoins were stolen from customer accounts, totalling 72m USD at the time, representing the largest theft of Bitcoins after the notorious Mt Gox incident. The breach contributed widespread uncertainty and frustration throughout the Bitcoin ecosystem and raised serious doubts as to the safety of centralized exchanges.

    The volume of stolen Bitcoins amounted to nearly 0.75% of total circulation – significantly more than in active use on the Bitfinex platform at the time. Due to Bitfinex’s relative popularity, a huge subset of the Bitcoin trading community was affected and BTC prices suffered an immediate 20% drop.

    On April 3, 2017, 8 months after the security breach, Bitfinex announced the systematic redemption of 100% of all outstanding BFX tokens (a debt-backed token designed to represent users stolen equity, started by Bitfinex in a novel attempt to reimburse stolen funds), essentially reimbursing lost funds. And that where the importance of decentralized exchange came into picture.

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    ETHWaterloo is the world's Largest Ethereum Hackathon, held in Waterloo, Canada this fall. It will give ambitious and talented developers the opportunity to work alongside the inventors of Ethereum for a 36-hour hackathon.

    Speakers and judges include Vitalik Buterin, Joseph Lubin, Jeff Coleman, William Mougayar, Joey Krug, Stephan Tual, and many others.

    Press Release

    Announcing ETHWaterloo

    Join Hackers and Technology Leaders for the World's Largest Ethereum Hackathon

    WATERLOO, Ont., August 1st, 2017 -- ETHWaterloo is proud to announce its inaugural event this Fall. Founded by a group of hackers and blockchain enthusiasts, ETHWaterloo will be the largest Ethereum based hackathon in the world with a mission to help build the future of the decentralized internet by introducing developers to Ethereum technology. Ethereum, which is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts, recently gained the support of some of the largest companies in the world as part of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance.

    ETHWaterloo will bring many of the most talented hackers and developers from across the world to build decentralized applications and infrastructure on top of Ethereum. Hackers will get the chance to be mentored by influential leaders working on blockchain technology such as University of Waterloo dropout and Ethereum Founder, Vitalik Buterin.

    The hackathon, which takes place on October 13th-15th at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, will invite over 60 teams to compete during the weekend. Judging the hackathon will be a group of experts including Vitalik Buterin, Joseph Lubin, Jeff Coleman, William Mougayar, Joey Krug, Stephan Tual and others.

    Applications will open later this summer, but interested developers can sign up now at ethwaterloo.com or follow @ETHWaterloo for updates.

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    Project updates

    New Projects & Whitepaper

    Newbie's centre

    Hiring and Bounty

    • Bug Bounty On The ConsenSys And Whitelisted Multisigs.

    Developer's Update

    ICO / Token sale updates

    • Propy ICO delayed, expected to be between 10th-15th of August, 2017

    • Harbour DAO - Harbour DAO team delays the launch of their token sale due to the implications of the SEC’s report as well as their own compliance. Team believes that there is just too much uncertainty within the current model to forge ahead without some careful assessment and perhaps revision to Harbour. 
      For those who have contributed to the whitelist pre-ICO, please note that their contribution will be refunded in full after August 31, 2017. Instructions will be provided on how to do this.
      For those who are looking to participate in the public ICO that was to be held on August 1st, will have to wait for contribution at a later date.

    • Ox Protocol (mandatory registration Aug 9-12) - August 15, 2017.

    • Hirematch -First Decentralized Blockchain Employment Marketplace - Token sale begins on August 1, 2017.

    • STOX token sale – Starts on August 2, 2017 14:00 UTC

    • Blocklancer postponed the token sale originally planned on August 5, 2017.

    • Filecoin - August 7, 2017

    • Decentraland - August 8, 2017.

    • Ziber - another ICO scam

    Upcoming Events

    • Ethereal SF on October 27, 2017 at Terra - Ethereal is coming to San Francisco. To get special access to early bird pricing - just fill out this form.

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