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MiraLab: Making Cryptocurrency Easier

Submitted by Seth Goldfarb on Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:12
02/18/2018
MiraLab: Making Cryptocurrency Easier

Introduction
    Miralab wants to make using cryptocurrency easier with a product called the MiraBox, an encrypted container for storing tokens or files that allows users to buy and transfer digital assets with the ease of downloading files. The company offers three types of MiraBoxes: single-currency NominalBoxes, multi-currency MultiBoxes, and SmartBoxes integrated with smart contracts to allow users to set conditions for opening or extracting the box’s contents. The MIRA token will enable users to pay commission fees for Multibox or Smartbox purchases and reward developers, arbitrators, and node operators.

Team
    Team members include CEO Dmitriy Baday, CFO Nikita Novozhilov, CMO Vitaliy Manshin, Business Developer Nadia Shcherba, COO Andrey Skriptsov, and Art Director Misha No. The technical team is led by CTO Ernest Shekolian, Chief dApp Engineer Eugene Babichenko and System/dApp Architect Taras Emelyanenko. Eugene Radchenko and Alexander Ivanov are advisers to the project.

MIRA Token
The MiraLab ICO officially begins on April 1, 2018 but tokens have been available for pre-order since February 1 at a 30% discount with a minimum contribution of 1 ETH or the equivalent. A total of 30,770,000 MIRA tokens will be issued with 24,000,000 released in the token sale aimed at raising $20,000,000. Purchases may be made in BTC, ETH, LTC, or DASH and KYC will not be required. 78% of tokens will go to investors with 15% reserved for the team and advisers, 6% going to a reserve funds, and 1% held for bounties. The company has committed to burning up to 45% of the tokens received as revenue to support the value of the token and reserve funds of both tokens and dollars will be maintained to combat volatility.

Conclusion
The MiraLab Wallet and platform launch is scheduled for October. It sounds like MiraBoxes will provide users with a form of digital cash - easier to spend than having to enter the amount of currency you wish to transfer for each transaction - but having to spend MIRA tokens to obtain the cash seems like a high price to pay for a minimal improvement in terms of convenience. The team will need some high-profile partnerships to support the integration of such a system. To learn more about MiraLab or the MiraLab ICO, please visit their website at https://miralab.io/.

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DeHedge: Hedging Products for Cryptocurrency Investments

Submitted by Seth Goldfarb on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 04:16
02/07/2018
DeHedge: Hedging Products for Cryptocurrency Investments

As demonstrated by the recent market correction in both cryptocurrency and stock markets, hedging your bets should be considered a critical part in the development of a sturdy portfolio. DeHedge wants to make hedging investments in digital assets easier with a platform offering tools that allow users to hedge against various events ranging from dips in the spot price to hacked or cancelled ICO’s. Investors will be able to purchase hedging coverage using the DeHedge token, which will also be used to raise the funds to serve as collateral for the products offered by DeHedge.

    DeHedge uses their own scoring model incorporating data analytics to determine the amount of tokens required to purchase hedging coverage. The ICO hedging platform has been under development with release planned for March, 2018. Hedging products available to investors will include ICO cancellation, fluctuations in the spot price of tokens, wallet or ICO hacks, and volatility affecting mining and mining farms. Cofounded by CEO Mikhail Chernov, CCO Bogdan Leonov, and COO Dmitry Ansimov, the DeHedge, advisors to the project include wealth fund manager Jack Hunter, Senior Editor of Irish Tech News FinTech Specialist Simon Cocking, and Taras Yakovenko, a Risk and Business Management professional with over fifteen years of experience. 

The DeHedge ICO has been scheduled for March, 2018 but a specific date has not been set. Eighty percent of the tokens will be reserved as collateral for hedging products with fifteen percent going to the team and, two percent each for the bounty program and advisors and one percent for marketing. Of the amount allocated to the hedging reserve, eighty percent will be reinvested in cryptocurrency assets while the remaining twenty percent will be held for unplanned payouts. 
    Reinvesting eighty percent of the assets allocated to the hedging reserve in cryptocurrencies could expose DeHedge to a significant degree of risk but the availability of financial instruments like hedging products also helps decrease the volatility of digital asset markets. A number of projects in the cryptocurrency space aim to offer derivatives or other financial instruments of interest to traders but hedging products represent a relatively unexplored niche. No matter what the markets do for the rest of the year, demand for these products that allow investors to hedge will not be likely to go away. To learn more about DeHedge please visit their website at https://dehedge.com/

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ECOS: A Blockchain Solution for Quality Control in the Food Industry

Submitted by Seth Goldfarb on Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:48
02/04/2018
ECOS: A Blockchain Solution for Quality Control in the Food Industry

Counterfeit food products cost the industry an estimated $10-$15 billion a year, a prevalent issue in China and one that can cause serious illness to unwitting consumers. ECOS offers a solution with a platform enabling developers to create decentralized software for inspection and quality control in the food industry. The company will launch the ECOS token to give developers an incentive to create useful software and allow users to purchase services on the platform. Consumers will be able to use the software to verify the source and authenticity of food products and access valuable information about them.

Founded in February, 2017 by CEO Aleksei Zeleznyak, the ECOS team includes Chief Analytics Officer Nataly Zeleznyak and Chief Web Officer Egor Sporykhin with Cryptor, Trent Projekt, Advendor, Grand Holding, Inpointed, and Hansa Law as notable partners. Not much information about team members’ previous experience could be located but Cryptor Trust offers capital to blockchain startups, Avendor offers cost per action (CPA) advertising, Grand Holding is a corporation based in Armenia, and Hansa Law operates out of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Potential investors should be wary of the general lack of information regarding the team members and companies associated with ECOS.

The ECOS roadmap, on the other hand, appears optimistically conservative, dedicating much of 2018 to technical and market research and development as opposed to rushing out a beta release for the public. The ECOS’ ICO presale begins on February 14, 2018 with the main sale scheduled from May 15 to June 15, 2018. ECOS tokens will cost $0.10 during the presale and sale with bonuses for early purchases and a cap of $77 million. Ten percent of tokens will be available in the presale, fifty percent in the main sale, and the rest will go toward bonuses, a bounty campaign, and early supporters. Please visit http://www.ecos.ee/en/ to learn more about ECOS, participate in their bounty campaign, and register for their upcoming ICO.

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Brixby ICO: A Transportation Services Marketplace

Submitted by Seth Goldfarb on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 21:52
01/30/2018
Brixby ICO: A Transportation Services Marketplace

Brixbу iѕ a marketplace that bringѕ together реорlе whо wаnt to rеnt, раrk, аnd charge thеir саrѕ аnd аѕѕеt оwnеrѕ оf any size whо аrе rеаdу tо оffеr thоѕе ѕеrviсеѕ, in оnе еаѕу-tо-uѕе Brixbу app. Brixbу will рrоvidе a dесеntrаliѕеd blockchain-based mаrkеtрlасе, where еасh trаnѕасtiоn iѕ confirmed. Trаnѕроrtаtiоn ѕеrviсеѕ are in high dеmаnd, duе to the growth оf cities аnd inсrеаѕеѕ in рорulаtiоn. It iѕ a USD 74+ BN mаrkеt, which iѕ rеаdу fоr innovation and trаnѕраrеnсу.

Brixbу tеаm is rеаdу to take оn thiѕ сhаllеngе, hаving successfully imрlеmеntеd ѕimilаr ѕеrviсеѕ оn bоth small and mеgа-сitу scales. There аrе twо gоаlѕ for thе сlоѕеd рrе-ICO: find thе соntributоrѕ аnd find thе testers fоr Brixbу pre-alfa арр. The bеѕt раrt оf Brixbу’ѕ mоdulаr ѕtruсturе iѕ that buѕinеѕѕеѕ mау uѕе оnlу thоѕе services thаt are сurrеntlу аррliсаblе for thеir ѕizе аnd processes, thuѕ аllоwing fоr a lеаn IT infrastructure.

Rеgiѕtrаtiоn for thе рrivаtе рrе-ICO has ѕtаrtеd аt www.brixby.io . All intеrеѕtеd раrtiсiраntѕ may rеgiѕtеr on ѕitе. On Dесеmbеr 15, еvеrуоnе rеgiѕtеrеd аnd eligible will be granted an ассеѕѕ to their Brixby account аnd will bе аblе tо mаkе соntributiоnѕ. For аll the еаrlу supporters, thеу оffеr fаntаѕtiс bonuses: uр to 100% bonus dереnding оn the amount оf a contribution. All thе dеtаilѕ will bе shared аftеr the pre-registration.

CHRISTMAS SALE: Also, thеrе wаѕ a ѕресiаl Chriѕtmаѕ ѕаlе, on December 24 аnd 25 and Jаnuаrу 7 аnd 8, tо incorporate bоth Chriѕtiаn calendars. This special рrоmоtiоn wаѕ for Christmas оnlу.

FOR TESTERS: Thе key tо Brixbу’ѕ success iѕ оnе univеrѕаl арр with grеаt user experience, which serves drivеrѕ in all thе соuntriеѕ. To do thаt wе need thе соmmunitу’ѕ hеlр. We are vеrу еxсitеd that we gоt the рrе-аlрhа app rеаdу! Bеfоrе аррrоасhing thе роtеntiаl clients fоr рilоting thе арр in a commercial еnvirоnmеnt аnd аdding mоrе services, ѕuсh аѕ еlесtriс vеhiсlе сhаrging аnd саr ѕhаring, wе wоuld likе tо gеt thе соmmunitу feedback аbоut uѕеr experience of оur core ѕеrviсе – раrking.

You do nоt hаvе to be a рrоfеѕѕiоnаl tеѕtеr with a shiny rеѕumе, аll you need is an Android phone – thе firѕt vеrѕiоn оf thе рrе-аlрhа app iѕ android оnlу. Thе first ѕtер tо bесоmе a tеѕtеr is tо jоin the tеѕtеr соmmunitу оn www.brixby.io wеbѕitе. Aftеr thаt, уоu’ll have tо fill a ѕhоrt ѕurvеу, that will hеlр us undеrѕtаnd your background. Onсе dоnе, you’ll gеt a dirесt link to dоwnlоаd the Brixbу app with tеѕting inѕtruсtiоnѕ. Fоr соmрlеting thiѕ simple tаѕk, thеу are оffеring Brixbу tokens free of сhаrgе:

• 500 Brixby tоkеnѕ еасh, for thе first ten testers, whо complete thеir tаѕk

• 250 Brixby tоkеnѕ еасh, fоr thе nеxt tеn tеѕtеrѕ,

• 150 Brixby tоkеnѕ each, fоr the last tеn testers.

Rеgаrdlеѕѕ оf whеthеr the driving method iѕ autonomous оr whеthеr the саr is роwеrеd bу gasoline, hydrogen, or electricity -раrking and rеfuеling аrе twо оf thе ѕеrviсеѕ Brixby will рrоvidе. Brixby will еnѕurе that the selection of services аnd the customization оf ѕеttingѕ will bе drivеn by market dеmаnd аnd bу thе аdарtiоn оf technology, bе it app, USSD, or еnd-tо-еnd intеgrаtiоn with a ѕеlf-driving vehicle.

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Simply Vital Health: A Healthcare Data and Payments Platform

Submitted by Seth Goldfarb on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:11
01/23/2018
Simply Vital Health: A Healthcare Data and Payments Platform

The tangled web of data and payments involved in healthcare systems exists in a highly-regulated space consistently growing more complex and more expensive over time. Simply Vital Health aims to offer a blockchain-based solution with Health Nexus, an open-source protocol aimed at enabling frictionless data sharing to provide patients and providers with easier ways to exchange healthcare data. Health Nexus provides free, open-source tools for developers to develop applications for communications between patients and providers and cost forecasting.

Health Cash (HLTH) will be an ERC20-compliant token required for transactions on the network. One of the initial applications on the Health Nexus platform will be Simply Vital's ConnectingCare, a platform for providers in Value-Based Care. Only HIPAA-compliant servers will be allowed on the Simply Vital Health ecosystem to ensure security. The Health Cash ICO registration is currently open and the sale will begin in February, 2018. Token allocation will include 60% for the sale and 40% reserved for the team and platform development.

The team includes Co-founder and CEO Kat Kuzmeskas, Co-founder and CTO Lucas Hendren, Director of Growth and Operations Jake Dreier, Senior Advanced Blockchain Engineer David Akers, and Business Development Strategists David Korn and Kenny Winn, and Lori Dollard. Advisers include President and Founder of Toro Risk Consulting Group Brian Kern, UMass Amherst Cybersecurity Institute Founding Director Brian Levine, Med-Metrix COO and Co-founder Rob Wright, and President of US Acute Care Solutions Tim Corvino with Kat Kuzmeskas, Lucas Hendren, Rob Wright, and Tim Corvino serving as the Board of Directors.

To learn more about Simply Vital Health and the Health Cash token sale please visit their website at https://www.simplyvitalhealth.com/.

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CryptoProperties (CPROP) ICO: A Workflow Management Platform for Real Estate Investments

Submitted by Seth Goldfarb on Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:41
01/17/2018
CryptoProperties (CPROP) ICO: A Workflow Management Platform for Real Estate Investments

CryptoProperties (CPROP) offers a workflow management platform to help users close real estate deals. In addition to creating more efficient transactions, the software also allows users to pay for deals with cryptocurrency. The project aims to increase standardization, automation, and validation of the data necessary to complete real estate transactions. CPROP tokens will enable real estate agents and service providers to acquire tokens in exchange for a membership fee, allowing them to list their services on CPROP. When buyers complete a transaction they can earn CPROP tokens by providing a review of their agent or service provider and have the option of receiving extra CPROP tokens for allowing CPROP to manage their property.

Founded by Sanus Connect Co-founder Luke Sestito,1 DotLoop Co-founder Adam Koehler,2 and Co-founder of Sanus Connect and the Asia West Environment Fund Sanford Selman,3 CPROP appears to have a strong team of real estate professionals behind it. Advisors include the Peercoin project, head of DotLoop marketing strategy Alex Allison, and Co-founder/CEO of The Crypto Realty Group Piper Moretti. Peercoin has been working on blockchain-agnostic protocols facilitating peer-to-peer transactions that could be of significant help to CPROP in facilitating more efficient real estate transactions.

An ICO date has not been announced at time of writing but includes a presale cap of $10 million and a total cap of $35 million, reflecting a more realistic sense of valuation than some other ICO's. Token allocation will include 80% for members, 15% to the team and founders, and 5% for translations, bounties, and consultants. To learn more about CPROP, please visit their website at https://cprop.io/.

1https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-sestito-33867711/

2https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamkoehler/

3https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandyselman/

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Certified Blockchain-Based Diamond Exchange (CEDEX) ICO

Submitted by Seth Goldfarb on Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:37
01/17/2018
Certified Blockchain-Based Diamond Exchange (CEDEX) ICO

Certified Blockchain-Based Diamond Exchange (CEDEX) aims to be the bridge between the diamond industry and the cutting edge of financial technology (FinTech). The exchange will enable users to trade in diamonds, shares of high-value stones, or shares in a basket of diamonds (ETF) through its web-based platform. To enable the secure exchange of diamond-backed digital assets, CEDEX uses a machine-learning algorithm to keep track of the quality, rarity, and spot price of stones.

A collaboration between leading online diamond exchange IDEX and Financial Technology (FinTech) company TechFinancials, the team includes Co-founder and CEO Saar Levi, Founder Ronen Priewer, CTO and Senior Blockchain Developer Avner Lewenstein, and Head of Product Evgeni Kif. Advisors include Alex Norta of the faculty of Software Science at TTU, Chairman of LDJ Capital David Drake, ethical hacker Jorge Rodriguez, IDEX founder Ehud D. Cohen, blockchain evangelist Jae Kim, TechFinancials Group Co-founder Asaf Lahav, independent non-executive chairman of XL Media plc Christopher Bell, and Mintbox founder Pialy Aditya.

The token presale will begin on March 16, 2018 and pre-registration is currently underway, with plans for launch of the CEDEX platform in Q3 2018. Token allocations will include 45% for marketing and business development, 20% for platform development, 20% for regulation, and 15% for working capital. The CEDEX token will be the only payment accepted on the CEDEX platform and ERC20-compatible. To learn more about CEDEX, please visit https://cedex.com/.

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Narrative: A Tokenized Content Economy

Submitted by Seth Goldfarb on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:19
01/16/2018
Narrative: A Tokenized Content Economy
Narrative Homepage

Narrative is a decentralized platform rewarding content creators, moderators, and other users who positively contribute to the quality of content in the ecosystem. The network aims to transform social media platforms and content publications with a model creating incentives to benefit social media users. Narrative has established and “open-door policy,” vowing that all actions and financial matters will be published for all users to see and decentralized governance will allow users to play a significant role in the management of the system.

The main roles of the organization will be developing software, managing the infrastructure, and marketing the network to make it global. All content ownership will be retained by the users who also elect moderators, establish standards for ads that appear on the network, and elect a tribunal tasked with overseeing content and data on the network. Users can post as individuals, niches, or brands, and a reputation and content scoring policy will be used to ensure top-quality content receives the most rewards.

Narrative will conduct an ICO that will allocate 50% of the genesis tokens to crowdsale purchasers. The token will be priced at $0.62 initially, with discounted tokens available during the private presale at $0.48. Public presale price will be $ 0.55. To learn more about Narrative, please visit their website at https://www.narrative.network/.

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Cryptics: Cryptocurrency Market Analysis

Submitted by Seth Goldfarb on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:12
01/10/2018
Cryptics: Cryptocurrency Market Analysis
Cryptics Homepage

Cryptics plans to offer a “decision assistant” platform incorporating machine learning, data from exchanges and top traders, and social signals to provide cryptocurrency analytics based on artificial intelligence. The presale began on October 30, 2017 and the ICO will be held in March, 2018. 31% of tokens will be split between founders, advisers, and partners; 3% will go toward a bounty program, and 66% will be offered to the market. Team members include Co-CEO covering Project Management, IT, and Marketing Stanislav Maer, Co-CEO of Strategic and Process Management Oleg Tereshenko, CTO Maxim Maslennikov, and Financial Analyst Alex Voronetsky.

The platform does not appear to be wildly popular so far with only 2,300 users and the general lack of correlation between price fluctuations in cryptocurrency undermines the core of the project. As long as whales can manipulate digital currency markets, no amount of data can account for the element of randomness introduces by human whims but once a number of projects fail and the blockchain market matures then the markets will be more likely to reflect the type of information that would be sensitive to the analytics deployed by Cryptics.

To learn more about Cryptics, please visit their website at https://cryptics.tech/.

Cappasity: An AR/VR Content Ecosystem

Submitted by Seth Goldfarb on Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:33
01/08/2018
Cappasity: An AR/VR Content Ecosystem

Cappasity is introducing a platform for the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) industry allowing users to create, sell, and rent 3D content. The project aims to enable trustless, decentralized rights management and copyright exchange. Its native token, the CAPP, works as the primary method for payment settlement in the Cappasity ecosystem and can be found on Cryptopia.

Founded in 2013 by CEO Kosta Popov,1 CTO Alex Chegaev, and CBDO Marianna Alshina,2 the platform launched in 2017 and began accepting CAPP tokens for services in December. Cappasity released free digitizing 3D digitizing software in 2016 and plans to offer 3D avatar scanners in Q3 and 3D capturing of real estate in Q4 of 2018, free of charge.

The platform has raised $1.85 million from angel investors and currently boasts over 17,000 users. Phase one of their ICO closed with 295 million CAPP tokens sold and phase two begins on March 22, 2018 and will end in twenty-eight days unless the hard cap of $50 million is reached. Minimum contribution is $35 and bonuses will be given for early and/or sizeable contributions.

To learn more about Cappasity, please visit their website at https://artoken.io/.

Sources

1https://www.linkedin.com/in/popovks/

2https://www.linkedin.com/in/malshina/

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