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    Collection of White Papers

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    News

    New Projects & Whitepaper

    Project updates

    Good Reads on Blockchain

    Hiring

    Hackathon or Competition

    Developer's Update

    ICO or Token sale updates

    • KickCity update - Token-sale Terms

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

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

    • AIRSWAP - October 10, 2017

    • KICKICO - October 26, 2017.

    • Grid+ - Pre-Sale (currently ongoing) and the public token sale starting October 30, 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)

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    How to Start an EOS Meetup in your area

    In order to build an environment where people of all expertise can come together through shared interests in the EOS.IO software, EOS is encouraging meetup in their local community.

    In a communication shared to the registered user on September 17, 2017; project says that if you’d like to create an EOS Meetup in your community, there are a few simple steps you can take to get involved:

    • Join www.meetup.com and fill in the necessary details about yourself and your interests.

    • Click Create a Meetup and choose your location.

    • Choose the EOS as a topic related to your Meetup. This will link you to the EOS topics page, which will allow others to easily locate you when they want to find a Meetup in their area.

    • Name your Meetup group. Keep it simple so people can find your group when they search (example: EOS London). You’ll also need to fill out a description of your Meetup Group.
    • Invite people to join and create Meetup events within your group on desired topics.

    The block.one team is willing to support these meet ups. You can contact events@block.one for access to written content, graphics, and other useful links. These materials can be used on your Meetup page or at related events and will continue to grow with relevant content. You can also find additional content on EOS resources page.

    For any information on inviting speakers, additional material, or general enquires regarding your Meetup please contact the events team.

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    Ethfinex announces the ERC20 Tether in collaboration with Tether

    Tether.to, the first blockchain-enabled platform to facilitate the use of fiat currencies in a digital manner, is working to disrupt the legacy financial system through a more modern approach to money.

    After the success of their Bitcoin-based USDTether, they have now announced the development of the first Ethereum-based Tether, compatible with the ERC20 standard in collaboration with Ethfinex on September 11, 2017.

    Tether has already attracted users with the ability to transact with traditional currencies across the blockchain, without any fear of volatility and complexity of a cryptocurrency.

    Kasper Rasmussen, Ethfinex says that, "Ethfinex has collaborated on the deployment of the ERC20 Tethers. The team has contributed to the project through smart contract development and will work to integrate the ERC20 tokens on our exchange as a mechanism for funding and fiat trading.

    We see Tether as a crucial piece of public infrastructure for the Ethereum community and associated DApps. We are extremely excited about the possibilities this will enable for many other projects in the Ethereum ecosystem, and we look forward to working closely with many of them in the future.” Commented Will Harborne, Project Lead at Ethfinex.

    “We continue to be committed to the Ethereum community, and we are excited to continue the development of tools and products which contribute to the widespread adoption of Ethereum.”

    The Ethfinex Roadmap can be found here.

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    Aventus Protocol DApp Competition Top 6 Finalists

    Aventus, an event ticketing solution on blockchain in no particular order, presents the top 6 DApp competition entries on September 15, 2017! The top 3, in order, will be announced on Monday, after our judges have had a bit more time to come to a consensus about the winners.

    • Bibendum: Bringing consumption purchases to the blockchain through the Aventus protocol

    • CheapCheckAVT App: Using the Aventus protocol for creating, redeeming, and trading coupons and vouchers

    • Zorb: A promotional and navigational tool for events on the Aventus protocol, with its own reward system Orbs that couples to AVT.

    • Xperius: In-event interactive experiences and streamed content enhancing the communication between fans and artists, utilising the Aventus protocol for issuing tickets for the right to access this content outside of the event.

    • 12th Man: A fair market for football tickets built on the Aventus protocol, where sellers are rated, pricing is dynamic, and football-related businesses can market directly to fans.

    • Usher: A personalised event assistant that rewards users for buying tickets, merchandise, etc in AVT and provides event organisers with consumer behaviour insights by leveraging in-event RFID tracking.

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    KickCity update - Token-sale Terms

    KickCity, a reward-based community program on Blockchain has shared its update about upcoming Token Sale.

    Below are the highlights of the ICO update as per the post published on September 17, 2017.

    • Only 500 Million KICK tokens will be created instead of 1 Billion tokens.

    • Hard cap remains fixed at 12.5 Million USD.

    • 160 Million KICK tokens will be sold during crowd sale and all unsold tokens will be destroyed.

    • 100 Million tokens will be allocated to the current and future KickCity team members. 70% of which, will be vested for a maximum period of 4 years.

    • Partner Tokens — 100 Million tokens. Partner Tokens — include Bounty & Marketing, Advisors, Traditional Angel Investors (who invested in KickCity 2 years ago). 30% of the partner tokens will be vested.

    • 140 Million tokens will be retained by KickCity.

    "It is very important to note that 2% of every transaction in the value communities will be used to buy back KICK tokens thereby driving its value up."

    KickCity will provide a platform for “experts” to monetize their contents without depending on advertisement through the value based communities program. Members can pay a subscription to join a channel or group created by experts who provide contents . The value community will give users the opportunity to receive reward for the value he is creating. That is a fair and trusted community.

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    KickCity Pre-ICO starting from October 4

    KickCity, an event platform on blockchain is planning to kickstart its Pre-ICO in Blockchain Solutions Forum (October 3-5, 2017) in Barcelona.

    KickCity is a social network and marketing platform powered by reward-based cryptocurrency incentives called KICK tokens. Using blockchain, Kickcity is planning to beat Facebook by rewarding users KICK tokens. The project not only allows to create your own profiles, your own events, and your own groups just like Facebook but an opportunity to earn KICKs through this event:

    • Promoting the event - They can do this by inviting other KickCity users to the event or using a unique promo url to invite people outside the platform.

    • Participating the event - People buying tickets will also be rewarded. This is an added incentive to buy on their platform as opposed to Ticketmaster

    In partnership with BECON (Blockchain Ecosystem Network) and Fira de Barcelona, Blockchain Solutions Forum will be the world’s leading blockchain event. The Forum is expecting more than 50,000 visitors and +200 Top-Level speakers.

    Project KickCity will be presented to the huge community there in Blockchain Solutions Forum, Barcelona . Also, this event is a representation of communities built and events organized by the KickCity. They plan to kickstart its pre-ICO with 40% Bonus to contributors during the Blockchain Solutions Forum. Within this week, promo-codes to the event with discounts via KickCity will be provided.

    Another event powered by KickCity will be taking place on the October 6, 2017 in Barcelona — ICO-Hypethon.

    Token Launch Summary

    • Target: USD 12.5 Million;

    • Pre-ICO date: October 4, 2017
      Bonus: 40%

    • ICO date - October 24, 2017

    • Token launch time-frame: 30 days

    • USD 1.00 = 10 KICK;

    • Discounts and bounties will be announced closer to the ICO date.
      160 million smart tokens will be available for crowdsale.

    Contacts
    hello@kickcityapp.com
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Telegram

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    • China's ban on ICO may be temporary, licensing may be introduced soon

    • South Korea may introduce strict regulation and monitoring of cryptocurrency - The South Korean digital currency task force held a meeting to discuss the introduction of stricter regulation and monitoring of virtual currencies, including Bitcoin. The task force is composed of the country’s central bank, financial regulators and cryptocurrency companies.

    • Introducing ConsenSys Ventures - ConsenSys is launching a $50m venture capital arm to invest in blockchain startups. Kavita Gupta, who has worked at McKinsey, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the family foundation of Eric Schmidt, will be the founding managing partner.

    • EU joined Blockchain for United Nation Aid - The European Union is joining the United Nations in using the Ethereum Blockchain to provide transparent help to refugees with its dedicated distributed ledger (DLT) taskforce set up earlier this year, that has already spent half its €850,000 ($1 mln) budget.

    • Vnesheconom bank and Ethereum Russia, founded by Vitalik Buterin and Vladislav Martynov, partner to further blockchain research.

    • Ukraine's Government Plans to Auction Seized Assets On a Blockchain.

    • Israel's Largest Bank Begins Blockchain Trial With Microsoft.

    New Projects & Whitepaper

    • 0x Portal - The gateway to your ERC20 tokens

    • POTENTIAM - A social networking music based ecosystem powered by blockchain technology. Whitepaper available.

    Project updates

    Hiring

    Hackathon or Competition

    • MBA BLOCKCHAIN VENTURE COMPETITION - MBA students will come together to develop product ideas and compete to win venture capital funding. Applications are open now through October 30th, 2017.

    Developer's Update

    ICO or Token sale updates

    Upcoming Events

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    Ethereum core developers meeting #24, (September 8, 2017) as posted by Souptacular.

    • Click for video of meeting.

    • GitHub agenda for meeting.

    Reminder: Metropolis is now split into 2 hard forks: "Byzantium" first and then "Constantinople".

    1. Metropolis updates/EIPs.

    a. Any "subtleties" or questions we need to work out.**

    • Topic: EIP96 = PR210 contains three different hex code for the BLOCKHASH contract, but there should be at most two (runtime code and initcode).
    • Resolution: Figured out on the call. Issue resolved.

    EIP #603: Add ECADD and ECMUL precompiles for secp256k1. See this comment for details and request to add to Constantinople.
    • Resolution: Sounds like a good idea. Easy to add to all clients. Needs more feedback on the EIP PR and for editors to make sure it is correctly written. The change would be added to Constantinople if it is accepted. We will discuss official acceptance in future meetings.

    b. Updates to testing.
    9:23 On Hive multi-client cross-compatibility testing we are seeing better numbers wrt passing tests. geth has < 10 failing tests. cpp-ethereum has 700 errors, but because we cannot locally reproduce them there may be another unrelated issue causing it to fail. Many people pointed out mistakes in tests this week and that helped a lot.

    c. Details and implementations of EIPs.

    1. Implementation Updates

    geth  - Basically done besides some testing. peter spots a cat around 12:38.
    Parity  - Basically done besides some state tests failing and implementing blockchain tests. Should be ready in 2-3 days. Parity team will work with Martin H.S to resolve issue of Parity not working in hive. Arkidiy is sending branch information to Martin..
    cpp-ethereum - Progress made. Several minor fixes occurred.
    ethereumJ  - Implemented all EIPs. Passing all blockchain, state, and transition tests, but still needs to implement/update compatibility with the new test format and with Hive.
    ethereumJS - As of this morning the elleptic pairing pre-compiles have been merged and all of the state tests are passing. About a dozen tests to debug. Expect to be passing blockchain tests soon.
    yellowpaper  - Needs to add EIP 649, pointed out by /u/5chdn..
    pyethapp No progress since last core dev call.
    Other clients  - No others in attendance. Afaik Ruby is deprecated and Haskell client (ethereumH) may no longer be actively maintained, not sure.

    2. Determining gas prices for new opcodes & pre-compiles.

    •Meeting occurred earlier in the week to discuss gas prices for Metropolis. Gas price benchmarks are complete and we are ready to confirm the suggestions created based on analysis of the benchmarks. This is will be discussed further in Gitter chat. More technical details discussed in the call.

    •Cat plays with squeaky mouse toy.

    d. Review time estimate for testing/release of Byzantium.

    • The testing team has determined that we are at a place where we can launch the testnet within two weeks, pending the resolution of the Hive consensus issues in CPP we are currently having.
    •Projected block times for mainnet:

    • 30 second block times on September 22nd

    • 39 seconds October 22nd

    • We set a target date for the Ropsten testnet hard fork for 10 days from now - September 18th.

    • If testnet variables remain as they are now, that block number will likely be block number 1.7 million on Ropsten.

    • We will pick a block time that is around September 18th. This block number will be decided at 14:00 UTC Wednesday September 13th in the core developers chat.

    • We are picking the block number 5 days from now so we can account for difficulty adjustments on testnet that may occur between now and then. This allows us to pick a more accurate block number and adjust for mining changes on testnet.

    • These dates can be changed if we determine that we need more time for testing or major issues are found.

    *A mainnet fork block number will be decided around or after the testnet hard fork launches.

    • The testnet will run for at least 3 weeks, which would put a tentative main net hard fork date at October 9th.

    • These dates are very unofficial and can be changed if we determine that we need more time for testing or major issues are found. October 9th is a tentative date assuming that the testnet fork goes smoothly and no major issues are found.

    2. EIP 706: Snappy compression for devp2p - "very simple change yet reduces sync bandwidth by 60-80%."

    • Active EIP PR discussion on-going. Most clients are in favor of implementing this change besides Parity.
    •Arkidiy from Parity suggests that this be made as an optional subprotocol.
    Peter responds to Arkidiy.
    •We will bring up this item in future core dev meetings. This change would affect the Ethereum network layer and not require a hard fork, just client agreement.

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    China shocked the cryptocurrency market on Monday September 4, 2017 by further tighten rules on virtual currencies after regulators banned virtual coin fundraising schemes, so-called initial coin offerings (ICO). The National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA), a self-regulatory organization established by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), said that ICOs are “disrupting [the country’s] socioeconomic order” and creating “greater risk” for the public. Better late than never, it looks like things are changing now.

    A Chinese official, via an interview on CCTV-13, a state run national television channel in China has clarified the position saying that China will look to resume ICOs in the future after establishing licensing regulations. According to a source, he explicitly said this was a “Stop” and not a “Forbidden” .

    The interview had an important talk about “regtech” – regulation technology, something that might be implemented in the future to allow ICOs that really need the money to be controlled and licensed.

    Initial Coin Offering (ICO) or fund raising is a process of getting funds through crowd for the development of a project based on white paper which explains the road map of the project. According to a cryptocurrency analysis website, fund raised globally in ICO (in total) is $2.32 billion and $2.16 billion of that is raised since the start of 2017,

    A few projects that have ongoing ICO are suppose to address the change with immediate effect. EOS, a startup on blockchain, which has an year long ICO going on, issued statement regarding proposed changes to PRC Law stating, It is debatable how other projects are going to respond to the new regulation.

    Another project, OmiseGo reassured everyone that China’s ban on ICOs will not necessarily harm the OMG network. On the Reddit post, OMG said China’s prohibition only refers to decentralized currencies, meaning it doesn’t necessarily affect the OMG network:

    "Mainland China has the most advanced and well-integrated digital payments infrastructure in Asia, with hundreds of millions of people using financial service company-controlled tokens for payments daily. The digital tokens prohibition refers to decentralized currencies and actually dates back to December 2013, when merchants were prohibited from pricing goods and services in Bitcoin (and banks were told to not provide services to companies that dealt in cryptocurrencies). The OMG network is currency-agnostic and the open-source, white-label digital wallet framework we provide will allow financial service companies to select what services they provide their end-users, in compliance with the regulations they must follow.
    In short, not bad news for us. We'll keep on OmiseGOing
    "

    Since, China is a major hub for cryptocurrency, this news caused global panic and market price of Bitcoin, Ethereum and few other currency against USD, shows significant down since then. We are hopefulto get a viable solution to the problem of ICO and fund raising to move ahead with the development of mainstream application of blockchain.

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