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.

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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.

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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

This is an excellent review of the Acer Aspire 5, considered the best budget gaming laptop by a top YouTube reviewer. It comes with power and sells for about $600. This laptop gets rave reviews for its excellent functionality. Incidentally, this one has also been recommended as among the best budget laptops for students.

Altair VR: Encyclopedia Powered by Blockchain

Altair VR is an encyclopedia powered by the blockchain.

Altair VR is a project aimed to become a next generation encyclopedia incorporating virtual reality (VR) and the blockchain. By employing the blockchain, the possibilities within VR are greatly expanded, allowing for an ecosystem where learning and entertainment become immersive.

The team behind Altair VR has extensive experience in VR, having creating mobile dome-shaped planetariums approximately 15 feet wide for children in Russia. Children would enter these domes and see outer space and its myriad objects up-close, and would interact in a way that would be meaningful and memorable. In total, 500,000 children in Russia got to experience these mobile planetariums, giving many of them a life-long appreciation of astronomy. With the progression of technology and seeing new possibilities, the team switched to using a VR headset to allow for more extensive use of VR for education, and to allow the team to produce more varied content not dependent on mobile domes.

Though originally focused on astronomy, Altair VR will create a virtual encyclopedia that will allow users to experience the subject matter they wish to learn about. Using a VR headset, users will be able to choose the subject matter that interests them, and will be able to engage in dynamic learning that allows them to navigate in a virtual world. Users can go back in time and explore previous ages, can travel to different parts of the world and learn geography and culture, can zoom in and out to see microscopic particles and far-away planets and galaxies, and can even travel to the future to see the possibilities that lie ahead for humanity. The ability of users to interact with their virtual environment and learn by immersing themselves in the subject matter rather than just reading about it in a textbook will enhance the learning experience and promote better understanding.

Altair VR will require a headset.
Altair VR will require a headset.

The native token of the platform, ALT, will allow users to buy and sell content. The ALT token is an ERC20 token that runs on top of the Ethereum blockchain. The ability of users to monetize content that they have created will encourage the growth of an ecosystem where content and learning are ever-expanding, with the best content creators reaping the greatest rewards. Additionally, the platform will protect copyrights, as ownership of content will be immutably recorded on the blockchain. As an ERC20 token, ALT can be stored in numerous Ethereum wallets and can be easily traded at exchanges for other cryptocurrencies or fiat currencies.

Altair will be having a token presale from March 20, 2018 to April 15, 2018, and will have its main crowdsale from April 16, 2018 to May 31, 2018. Bonuses will be given depending on the stage of the crowdsale that the tokens are bought. The money raised during the crowdsale will help the team build and market its platform. No more than 1,000,000,000 ALT will be minted, keeping the supply stable and thus allowing the token to potentially rise in value with the growth of the platform.

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To find more information about Altair VR:

Website: https://altairvr.io/

Whitepaper: https://altair.fm/ico/whitepaper_altairvr_en.pdf

Bitcointalk ANN: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2468761.0

Quantum1Net: Quantum-Safe Cryptography

Quantum1Net has developed quantum safe encryption.Quantum1Net has developed a proprietary key generator that can withstand attacks from quantum computers. The development of quantum computers will force all industries to reassess their security and apply new technologies that can protect privacy.

Today, computers are designed with a binary system of code, comprised of ones and zeroes. At any particular time, the computer can only process either a one or zero, but not both simultaneously. The binary system, while useful, places a theoretical limit on the speed and capacity of computers. By contrast, quantum computers will process quantum bits, or qubits, which are made of ones or zeroes, or both simultaneously. The ability of quantum computers to process qubits will give them far more speed and data storage capacity than today’s computers. With their significantly greater computational power, quantum computers will render today’s security, including encryption methods, ineffective and obsolete.

Quantum1Net has developed a unique method of generating truly random private keys that cannot be predicted by the best quantum computers. The problem with the RSA (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman) cryptography used today is that it produces pseudo-random numbers: numbers that are sufficiently random for today’s computers, but that actually show patterns that can be detected by quantum computers. The ability of quantum computers to detect the patterns of RSA cryptography means that they will be able to easily decrypt the keys it generates. By contrast, Quantum1Net uses quantum mechanics, the branch of science dealing with phenomena at the sub-atomic level, to produce truly random keys that are uncrackable.

Because the internet as we know it is based on RSA cryptography, quantum computing will cause massive disruption in every industry, as countermeasures will be needed to make information secure. Potentially, all private data on the internet, including within the financial system, will be in jeopardy if industries are not quick to act on this emerging technology. The potential of first-movers such as Quantum1Net will thus be enormous, as businesses will be forced to adopt quantum-safe encryption to protect their data. After all, businesses lose the confidence and trust of consumers when they are affected by a data breach.

To bring its proprietary technology to the mainstream, Quantum1Net will develop a mesh network and user-friendly API to give users random keys upon request using its “quantum encryption key generator” (QEKG). Each time keys are generated, they will be discarded to eliminate any non-randomness. For businesses that require quantum proof security, they will be able to connect to the Quantum1Net network to ensure their products and services remain secure. As part of its showcasing of its capabilities, the team behind Quantum1Net will develop a fork of bitcoin that will be safe from quantum decryption.

Quantum1Net will conduct a series of crowdsales to fund its development and marketing. The Silver token crowdsale that began in February 2018 will help the project hire new developers and establish a new office. The Gold token sale scheduled for July 2018 will help the project further develop its proof-of-concept, and hardware and software development. The Gold tokensale scheduled for January 2019 will allow for long-term development and the use of its technology outside of the cryptocurrency industry. To encourage early investors, the project will give a 20 percent bonus to participants of the Silver token sale. Investors interested in quantum-safe encryption should consider this fascinating project that may transform computer security as we know it.

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To find more information about Quantum1Net:

Website: https://quantum1net.com

Whitepaper: https://quantum1net.com/Q1N%20white%20paper.pdf

IP Exchange: The Future of IP Sharing

IP Exchange is the future of IP sharing.

IP Exchange aims to meet the growing demand among individuals and businesses for IP addresses by creating a decentralized exchange for the trading of IPs. The platform will also issue its own token, IPSX, that will be used as a form of payment for transactions and that can be converted to other tokens and cryptocurrencies, as well as fiat currencies.

The IP Exchange platform will allow users to install software into their devices to enable them to share their IPs. The devices capable of sharing IPs include mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and desktops. Users will be able to share or rent IPs in a matter of seconds once they are connected to the platform. The IP Exchange will thus function as a peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange giving users a plethora of options, such as the geographical location of IPs and length of time they can be used, from seconds to a month. By allowing users to earn IPSX tokens for renting IPs, the platform will grow in users, thus giving consumers more options and better prices.

The sharing of IPs will have positive effects for individuals and businesses. Individuals who live under totalitarian or oppressive regimes that punish the viewing or dissemination of unpopular views will be able to freely access the websites they wish without detection or by bypassing filters. Businesses will be able to reach customers more effectively by having access to additional IPs at a reasonable cost. The decentralized P2P exchange employing the blockchain and “smart contracts” — contracts that automatically execute when the criteria set by two parties are met — will also drive down costs for individuals and businesses by eliminating intermediaries such as brokers.

The IP Exchange platform will use a third-party virtual private network (VPN) application to give anonymity to users. VPNs are essentially tunnels that prevent ISPs and other entities from knowing which websites the user is visiting. Those who rent out IPs will be protected from the use of their IPs for illegal activities as they will be able to easily prove they rented out their IPs when those activities occurred.

The IP Exchange crowdsale offering IPSX tokens to the public begins February 28, 2018. Of the maximum 1,800,000,000 IPSX that will be minted, 900,000,000 will be offered for sale to the public. The remainder of the tokens will be used to incentivize early adopters and strategic partners, and will be used by the team for marketing and development. The team is currently in the process of opening its headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. Investors interested in gaining exposure to this unique project that will expand the possibilities of the internet may want to consider participating in this highly-anticipated crowdsale.

*I am receiving IPSX for the growth of the community.

To learn more about IPSX:

Website: https://ip.sx/

IPSX ANN: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2897132.0

Telegram: https://t.me/IPExchange

Whitepaper: https://ip.sx/dist/Whitepaper-IPSX-05.pdf

Lucyd: AR Smartglasses for Everyone

Lucyd AR smartglasses are designed to be comfortable to users.

With augmented reality (AR) equipment uncomfortable and unsightly for ordinary users, Lucyd aims to create AR smartglasses that look and feel indistinguishable from ordinary glasses. By employing ergonomics along with cutting-edge technology, Lucyd has the potential to bring AR to the mainstream.

In order to make AR smartglasses as comfortable as possible, Lucyd has taken important steps in their design. The circuitry within the smartglasses are in their stems, so as to prevent the electrical components from being visible. The smartglasses also come with a built-in camera for the detection of objects and to capture photos and videos. The LCD microdisplays integrated within the lens have a long battery life and are transparent. To preserve energy and power, the Lucyd smartglasses use the computing power and data of Android and OS devices. The smartglasses turn on and off by folding and unfolding them. These are just some of the features that allow the smartglasses to look and feel like normal glasses.

To build a thriving ecosystem, Lucyd will issue its own token, LCD, that runs on top of the Ethereum blockchain. The platform will reward developers who build apps for the platform LCD based on their usage and reviews by users, and in turn will reward users with LCD for giving their reviews. The rewards for developers and users will ensure that the platform is continually developed to enhance the experience of users. LCD can be bought or sold at cryptocurrency exchanges and can thus be converted to fiat currencies. LCD can also be used to buy smartglasses.

The team behind Lucyd has 13 AR patents and expertise in various fields that include AR, optics, and ergonomics. The patents were developed by researchers at the University of Central Florida. Among the team, including the advisers, are seven PhDs. The Lucyd company is backed by Tekcapital PLC, a leading IP investment company in the UK.

The Lucyd crowdsale to raise funds for further developing and marketing this platform is now taking place and ends February 28, 2018. During the crowdsale, LCD can be bought for $0.25. In total, no more than 100,000,000 LCD will be minted, keeping the supply limited for token holders and investors. The tokens designated for the team will be frozen for a period of one year, thus encouraging the team to focus on long-term success.

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To learn more about Lucyd:

Website: https://www.lucyd.co

Whitepaper: https://www.lucyd.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/whitepaper.pdf