SKYFchain: Business to Robot Blockchain

SKYFChain is a business to robot blockchain.

Anticipating the increasing automation and robotization of the economy, SKYFchain will create the world’s first business to robot (B2R) blockchain with a fleet of unmanned drones to reduce the costs of logistics for businesses. Using the blockchain, the activities of all drones can be monitored in real time.

The popularity of drones has grown substantially as the public and law enforcement have found important uses for them, particularly in surveillance. However, current drones are limited in their size and carrying capacity, known as payload. By manufacturing drones that are larger and with much greater payload, the industry of logistics will be disrupted, increasing efficiencies and lowering costs for businesses and consumers. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), this is a potential market of $127 billion.

The advantages for businesses would be numerous. Unmanned drones, working on autopilot, would require less manpower and fuel, would be safer, and would also reduce the cost of maintenance. Because of their automated nature, they would be able to work uninterrupted, leading to faster shipments and reduced delays. In conjunction with the transparency offered by blockchain technology, theft and loss will be minimized. In particular, the oil and gas industry is very interested in the prospect of using SKYFchain to reduce transportation costs.

To bring peace of mind to investors and reduce risks, the company behind SKYFchain, Skyfdrones Services OU, is registered in Estonia, a country that is receptive to blockchain technology. Additionally, SKYFchain tokens, SKYFT, comply with U.S. regulations as established by the SEC, thus allowing American investors to purchase the tokens. SKYFchain has drones in production with a payload of 400 kg, with plans to develop hundreds that will be used within the SKYFchain blockchain. Due to the vision and talent within the team, SKYFchain has attracted $5 million from venture capitalists, attesting to the team’s credibility and potential.

The SKYFchain blockchain will be a private, permissioned blockchain, though the SKYFT token will be ERC20 compatible and run on the public Ethereum blockchain. The private blockchain will allow for greater scalability and reduced transaction costs. Moreover, businesses will be able to hide sensitive data within the blockchain. SKYFT tokens will be the fuel of the ecosystem as the form of payment, and balances will be synchronized with the private blockchain.

At first, the blockchain will be governed by industry specialists and businesses, but as the network expands it will become increasingly decentralized. During the first three years of operations, SKYFchain plans to roll out 300 nodes around the world to process transactions. 20 to 30 of these nodes will be controlled by SKYFchain to ensure the stability of the blockchain, especially while it is growing.

The SKYFchain crowdsale is taking place from March 10, 2018 to June 15, 2018. During the crowdsale, the SKYFT token is priced at $0.065. The soft cap is $5 million and the hard cap is $30 million, with a minimum investment of 3,000 SKYFT. In total, 1.2 billion SKYFT will be offered during the crowdsale. Participants will be able to purchase SKYFT with ETH and BTC. Notably, The SKYFchain project has received an exceptional 4.7 rating at ICOBench.

Investors interested in a potentially disruptive blockchain project that may accelerate the trend toward automation may want to probe further into this fascinating project while doing their due diligence.

*I am receiving SKYFchain tokens for the growth of the community.

Author: pushups44

To learn more about SKYFchain:

Website: https://www.skyfchain.io/

Whitepaper: https://fpivc.app.box.com/v/SKYFchainWhitePaper

 

IAGON: Future of Cloud Computing

IAGON provides decentralized cloud storage.

To bring businesses and consumers more options in cloud computing, and use the data stored to extract value-added data using artificial intelligence (AI), IAGON is having a crowdsale to raise funds for this massive undertaking. Its goal is to disrupt cloud computing and provide users with better pricing and security than they currently get.

The market for cloud data storage today is dominated by a few players that charge high fees and prevent competition from emerging using economies of scale. They are able to use their massive resources to buy the data centers and equipment required to meet the demands of the market. With their firm control over the market due to their vast wealth, they are able to dictate prices at the expense of users. Because data are stored at specific physical locations, it is vulnerable to being unlawfully accessed or tampered with at those locations, either by hackers or rogue employees. The emergence of blockchain technology, on the other hand, threatens to disrupt this oligopolistic industry and bring power back to consumers.

IAGON will offer a decentralized cloud network harnessing blockchain technology to bring cost-effectiveness, transparency, and security to users. IAGON will use the spare storage capacity and unused processing power of users within its network to encrypt data for storage, and will analyze this data using AI to yield valuable data from it. As part of the growth model of IAGON, the platform will undercut the prices of the dominant players in the industry to gain market share in this exponentially growing market. Users who share spare capacity and processing power with the network will be rewarded in IAGON tokens (IAG), and users who wish to store data within the network or purchase value-added data derived from AI can do so using these tokens. As a distributed system using encryption, the data stored within the network will be much safer than that stored at centralized businesses.

The IAGON crowdsale is divided into two parts: the presale and main sale. The presale is taking place from April 2,2018 to April 30, 2018, and the main sale starts May 10, 2018 and will last up to two months. The project’s soft cap is $30,000,000 and its hard cap is a lofty $77,000,000. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts interested in a project that aims to compete in the area of cloud storage and offer an AI service that analyzes the data to provide useful information may want to look further into this ambitious project.

*I am receiving IAG tokens for the growth of the community.

To find more information about IAGON:

Website: https://www.iagon.com/

Whitepaper: https://www.iagon.com/pdf/Iagon%20Whitepaper%20v3.2.pdf

Minerva: Payment Method Powered by Blockchain

Minerva is a payment processor powered by blockchain.

Using the transparency and cost-effectiveness of the blockchain, Minerva is building a platform that can potentially transform business. Merchants will be able to use the OWL token to receive payments, thereby bypassing traditional payment processors that charge high fees and instead be rewarded for doing so.

As a platform that will reward merchants who accept its native token, OWL, Minerva is the world’s first reverse payment processor. Merchants will be rewarded with OWL for accepting it from consumers. By contrast, traditional payment processors charge between one and five percent for each transaction, which is often passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices. By eliminating this cost and adding a new revenue stream, merchants will be encouraged to pass some of the savings onto consumers in the form of discounts or loyalty programs. The benefits to both businesses and consumers will create a self-reinforcing cycle that will legitimize OWL as a means of exchange.

To stabilize the price of the OWL token to make it more palatable for businesses to accept, since a token that loses value soon after it is accepted as payment is a potential liability for merchants, the supply of OWL will increase as its price rises. This increase in supply, capped at 10 percent, will occur by rewarding merchants with newly-minted OWL for accepting it as a form of payment. Conversely, users will be incentivized to lock away their tokens in a smart contract for a bonus reward when the price of OWL decreases, thus reducing the circulating supply. The stability in the price of OWL will make users see it as a more viable cryptocurrency than competing ones that have no mechanisms for stabilizing their price.

The Minerva crowdsale is slated to begin in the middle of 2018, and has a hard cap of $10,000,000. No more than 100,000,000 OWL will be minted. Of all cryptocurrencies in existence, Minerva is unique for adjusting its supply according to the price swings in the market to stabilize its price. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts interested in a cryptocurrency that benefits users by decreasing its price volatily and that offers reverse transaction fees may want to look further into this innovative project.

*I am receiving OWL tokens for the grwoth of the community.

Author: pushups44

To learn more about MInerva:

Website: https://minerva.com/

Whitepaper: https://minerva.com/whitepaper.pdf

Forty Seven Bank: Finance Powered by Blockchain

Forty Seven Bank merges blockchain with traditional finance.

The blockchain revolution is upon us, with ordinary investors increasingly interested in investing in or trading cryptocurrencies. To bring the advantages of blockchain technology to traditional finance, Forty Seven Bank is creating a user-friendly platform catering seamlessly to both worlds.

The Forty Seven Bank app will provide a plethora of financial services to meet the basic needs of customers. As an example, Forty Seven Bank will issue debit and credit cards for customers to spend their cryptocurrencies for common goods and services. These cards will also enable customers to withdraw cash from ATMs. By allowing customers to buy goods and services for their cryptocurrencies, the platform will reinforce the value of cryptocurrencies, potentially stimulating greater interest in them by the public.

Using the Forty Seven Bank Multi-Asset Account, customers will be able to invest in stocks, bonds, options, futures, and will even be able to purchase insurance and obtain loans on the platform. Among the innovations of the platform are the creation and offering of cryptobonds, which will allow companies to raise money by tokenizing assets and selling these tokens that represent ownership of these assets. To bring extra convenience to customers, the app will allow customers to access bank accounts of different institutions while complying with European Union privacy laws. The ability to view and manage a diverse array of finances with a single app is an attractive feature of the platform. Importantly, Forty Seven Bank welcomes developers to create new applications to enrich its ecosystem.

The native token of the platform is FSBT, an ERC20 token that runs on top of the Ethereum blockchain. FSBT is used to pay for goods and services on the platform, and can easily be exchanged for other tokens, cryptocurrencies, and fiat currencies on the platform and at other exchanges.

The Forty Seven Bank crowdsale is live and ends April 30, 2018. The FSBT token can be purchased for 0.0047 ETH, with an additional 10 percent bonus available. Thus far, almost 4,000 people have participated in the crowdsale that has easily exceeded its soft cap.

*I am receiving FSBT tokens for the growth of the community.

To learn more about Forty Seven Bank:

Website: https://www.fortyseven.io/

Whitepaper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzvESRkgX-uDeHc1QjRzbHRBelU/view

Konios: Secure Cryptocurrency Exchange

Konios is a user-friendly cryptocurrency exchange.

Going one step above the plethora of cryptocurrency platforms emerging to fulfill the needs of investors, Konios will provide a secure means for users to engage in face-to-face (F2F) transactions involving cash. By increasing liquidity and enabling users to exchange cash with cryptocurrencies, Konios will serve as a catalyst for increasing the popularity and use of cryptocurrencies.

The obstacles facing cryptocurrency users have prevented more widespread adoption of them. Recently, Visa and Mastercard have made it more difficult for users to purchase cryptocurrencies with their credit cards by treating them as a cash advance with higher rates of interest and fees. Many banks have prohibited the use of credit cards to purchase cryptocurrencies. Though traditional financial institutions have reacted in a hostile manner to this emerging technology, the trend is toward their increased use and growth of market capitalization. Konios, like many cryptocurrency platforms, is simply finding ways to circumvent the difficulties in the current market landscape, and in so doing will empower consumers by giving them more options for their financial well-being.

The Konios platform will feature a wallet that can be accessed using a mobile device, tablet, or desktop. Users will be able to see their cryptocurrency ownership and values, their transaction history, and will be able to frictionlessly exchange cryptocurrencies. The Konios platform will also have a search function allowing users to find other users to initiate a F2F cryptocurrency for cash transaction using a smart contract. The F2F transaction has multiple steps involving scanning a QR code during the meeting and further verification from users to ensure the seller has received the correct amount of cash, leading to the release of the cryptocurrency to the buyer through the smart contract. Users can choose to have a validator oversee F2F transactions involving substantial amounts of cash for a fee. After each F2F transaction, users will be able to rate those they have transacted with, thus providing valuable feedback on their trustworthiness.

The currency powering the platform is the KON token, an ERC20 token using the Ethereum blockchain. KON tokens are rewarded to users for activity within the ecosystem, including registering and receiving positive reviews. Businesses can earn KON tokens by allowing users to safely engage in F2F transactions at their location. No more than 5,000,000,000 KON tokens will be minted.

The highly-anticipated Konios ICO begins May 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2018. During the ICO, the KON token can be purchased for $0.01, with bonuses available depending on the phase of the ICO.

*I am receiving KON tokens for the growth of the community.

To learn more about Konios:

Website: https://konios.com/

Whitepaper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nf6o1WJooXwv8KCe6vxxqoqmQFpIcMY1/view

JoyToken: The Future of Gaming

JoyToken is a new gaming protocol based on blockchain.

JoyToken has emerged as a project seeking to disrupt the online gaming industry with a new platform and protocol by using the blockchain. Traditionally, the gaming industry has been dominated by a few players, but with blockchain technology the industry will open itself up to new competitors, thus widening the choices for consumers.

Due to prohibitive laws and regulations in many jurisdictions, there has been a shady aspect to the gaming industry. Law-abiding and ethical companies have avoided establishing themselves where it would be illegal, thus creating a shadowy market lacking fairness and transparency. In some cases online casinos have simply refused to compensate winners or accused them of violating the terms and conditions of their platforms without a basis. Of establishments that do have licenses to operate, players have been unable to prove whether they have been operating fairly or ethically, given their hidden algorithms and software.

The blockchain, offering a decentralized ledger with open and trustless transactions, turns this status quo on its head by preventing fraud, eliminating third parties that add costs, and creating a marketplace that is global in nature and not restricted to any physical location. The transactions that take place using smart contracts will be verifiable and auditable given the transparent nature of the blockchain. The Joy Token team will also carefully audit games that are added to the platform to ensure they are fair to players and enhance the quality of the ecosystem. In turn, developers will be able to reach a larger audience of players using the platform, enabling them to monetize their creativity.

To ensure compliance with applicable laws, Joy Token may require a KYC verification process for users. After passing the KYC check, if required, users will have access to a wallet with a public key that will be compatible with participating service providers, and that will provide instant liquidity for games. Joy Token will also assist developers and companies with regulatory compliance by joining the platform.

The currency used on the Joy Token platform to play games and compensate developers is the JOY token, an ERC20 compatible token. In total, 700,000,000 JOY tokens will be created, thus serving to stabilize and support its value for token holders.

The crowdsale for Joy Token is taking place from March 20, 2018 to April 19, 2018. The soft cap of $1,000,000 has been reached easily, with the project having thus far raised over $3,000,000, according to its website. Given that the project has raised the needed funds to continue development and its determination to disrupt a very lucrative industry, Joy Token will be an interesting project to watch.

*I am receiving JOY tokens for the growth of the community.

To learn more about Joy Token:

Website: https://joytoken.io/

Whitepaper: https://joytoken.io/white-paper.html

DataBrokerDAO: IoT Sensor Data Market

DatabrokerDAO is a decentralized sensor data market.

DataBroker DAO is the first ever decentralized P2P marketplace for trading Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data. Using this marketplace, individuals and businesses will be able to monetize their data or buy the data for various reasons.

The market for IoT sensors has grown to $600 billion worldwide, showing just how valuable data is for businesses. In 2019, this number is expected to double to $1.2 trillion. In 2016, less than nine billion IoT sensors were deployed globally, whereas their number is expected to grow to 33 billion in 2019. With this backdrop of exponential growth, DataBroker DAO will create a secondary P2P marketplace where this data can be freely traded. By entering this burgeoning market as a first-mover, the potential growth for DataBroker DAO is enormous.

The DataBroker DAO is a Dapp (decentralized application) that will run on top of the Ethereum blockchain. This platform will instantly connect buyers and sellers using smart contracts — automatically executing contracts that do not require intermediaries — so that the sensor data is sent from users of the sensors directly to those who purchase it. The lack of intermediaries or brokers involved in these transactions will make this valuable data less costly for businesses that acquire it.

There are many potential uses of the data in this exchange. Buyers may use the data in raw form for their own use or may analyze the data and resell it with value-added data or information. Data can be purchased to develop artificial intelligence (AI) to aid in decision-making. Moreover, there would be a wealth of critical data in the exchange for researchers and scientists. Businesses can buy the data to more effectively market their goods and services to consumers.

The means of exchange or currency on the platform is the DTX token that is ERC20 compliant. DTX tokens will be required for buying data on the platform, and can be traded at exchanges for other cryptocurrencies or fiat currencies. The platform will collect 10 percent of each transaction for continuous development.

From March 19, 2018 to April 25, 2018 DataBroker DAO will be conducing its pre-ICO. During this time, one ETH will buy 6,000 DTX. During the ICO that begins April 26, 2018, one ETH will buy 4,000 DTX. Notably, this project has a solid 4.1 rating at ICOBench. Those interested in blockchain and its application to the growing IoT market may want to look further into this cutting-edge project.

*I am receiving DTX tokens for the growth of the community.

To find more information about DataBroker DAO:

Website: https://databrokerdao.com/

Whitepaper: https://databrokerdao.com/whitepaper/WHITEPAPER_DataBrokerDAO_en.pdf

Bitcoin ANN: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2113309.0

Telegram: https://t.me/databrokerdao

 

Best Budget Gaming Laptop 2018

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