AdEx (ADX) is a decentralized ad network based on blockchain (Ethereum and NEO) and smart contracts. It is designed to disrupt and replace traditional digital advertising models by providing a fully transparent, focused solution for advertisers to collaborate with publishers and reach the best potential clients.
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Ardor is a public blockchain platform that will allow people to utilize the blockchain technology of Nxt through the use of child chains. A child chain, which is a ‘light’ blockchain that can be customized to a certain extent, is designed to allow easy self-deploy for your own blockchain. Nxt claims that users will "not need to worry" about security, as that part is now handled by the main chain (Ardor). This is the chief innovation of Ardor. The first child chain on the Ardor platform will be Ignis for which an ongoing crowdsale has been launched. Ardor also provides manageable blockchain size, which solves the problem of scalability by separating transactions and data that do not affect security from those that do, and moving all of those that don't affect security onto child chains. Ardor is built on top of NXT’s four years of production experience, and is developed in Java the most popular development language for commercial applications.How to buy Ardor...
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Augur is an Ethereum-based decentralized prediction market that leverages the wisdom of the crowds to create a search engine for the future that runs on its own token, REP. Augur allows users to create their markets for specific questions they may have and to profit from the trading buys while allowing users to buy positive or negative shares regarding the outcome of a future event.
Augur was founded in 2014 by Jack Peterson and Joey Krug to develop a decentralized oracle and prediction market platform on the blockchain that could be deployed by anyone as open-source software. The alpha version of Augur was released on the Ethereum testnet on June 16, 2015. The first beta version was released in March of 2016.
Augur aims to create the most accurate prediction markets using the “wisdom of the crowd”—the idea that, when many people weigh in on certain outcomes, they’re more likely to create an accurate prediction.
It runs on Ethereum, the decentralized ledger system that enables money to move quickly and cheaply and is second only to Bitcoin among blockchains whose coins have the highest asset value.
The Augur Project was funded by a public crowdsale during the fall of 2015, in which it sold 11 million reputation tokens (REP) to more than 4,000 participants. Software development of the Augur platform has been done through the not-for-profit Forecast Foundation OU. The Forecast Foundation OU retained 440,000 REP (as well as the crowdsale proceeds) to help fund development of the platform.
Augur owes its intellectual legacy to, and stands on the shoulders of, Arrow and Debreu’s Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy, Friedrich Hayek's The Use of Knowledge in Society, James Surowiecki's book The Wisdom of Crowds, Robin Hanson's concept of “Idea Futures”, Paul Sztorc's “Truthcoin”, Vitalik Buterin's "Schellingcoin" concept, and the work of Stanford University computer scientist Joseph Bonneau.
The project includes Intrade founder Ron Bernstein, George Mason University economics professor Robin Hanson (author of OvercomingBias.com), and Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin among its advisers.
Augur’s purpose is to allow humanity to use its platform to democratize and decentralize finance worldwide. It does this by providing anyone, anytime, anywhere with the ability to create and speculate on derivatives at very low cost. Prediction markets have also been proven to provide better future forecasts, more direct hedging and speculationmechanisms, and finally to better fulfill the vision set out by Hayek and Arrow & Debreu on how changing derivative prices communicates market information to reach equilibrium.
Since it is run on the decentralized Ethereum blockchain, Augur cuts out middlemen, virtually eliminates counterparty risks, and brings trading and market costs down to the economic minimum needed to operate the software platform securely.
Augur’s creators argue that one problem with traditional prediction markets or betting platforms is that they’re centralized, so they can easily be shut down. Another issue is that they rely on one party to report how an event turned out, a setup that’s susceptible to mistakes or manipulation. Since Augur is a decentralized system, thousands of people can report on the outcome, making it more accurate. And those who predict the correct outcome get rewarded with Augur’s REP tokens.
Reputation (REP) tokens are the cryptographic token behind the Augur platform. The use of REP tokens on the platform helps secure Augur by having REP holders arbitrate (or judge) the outcome of prediction markets created on the Augur platform. However, the vast majority of Augur participants will never need to hold, see, or even use REP to place trades on any given Augur market. Instead, REP tokens are only needed by market makers (when they create a new market on the platform) and by reporters when they report on the outcome of markets created on the Augur platform. By owning REP, and participating in the accurate reporting on the outcomes of events, token holders are entitled to a portion of the market fees generated by the platform.
How does it work?
The value of each share adds up to one dollar, so if a negative share is worth 50 cents and if a positive share is worth 50 cents, there is a 50/50 probability of said event becoming true or false according to the platform. If that event is proven to take place, the positive shareholders will receive a full dollar for each share bought. The current market price of a share is an estimate of the probability of an event occurring.
Users don’t have to hold on to a share until the event takes place, as shares can be freely traded in the Augur exchange until the event takes place.
Let's say we're betting on a sports tournament. A user can buy shares for the underdog to win the championship at a cheap price, 10 cents for example. As the tournament progresses, this underdog surprises everyone by winning some games. The price of that share will certainly rise given the success of the team, meaning that we can now sell the share for a higher price, let's say 60 cents, making a 50c profit for each share sold.
After the event takes place, thousands of users will then report the outcome using the Augur token (REP), meaning that the result of the event is not reported by a central authority, but by a large group of individuals that participate in the Augur system.
Other than providing a source of income for market creators, and entertainment for speculators, Augur provides another useful feature by leveraging the wisdom of the crowd concept ( if you ask the same question to a large number of people, their average answer will always be far more accurate then the answer provided by a specialist), meaning that Augur can be used as the search engine for the future.
This concept isn't new, however, as prediction markets have been around for a while, however, Augur is the first decentralized one, meaning that users do not have to trust a central authority to report on the outcome of events, as this creates a single point of failure and leaves the market open to mistakes or outright manipulation. With Augur, thousands of REP token holders will verify this outcome, making manipulation or error virtually impossible.
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Basic Attention Token improves the efficiency of digital advertising by creating a new unit of exchange between publishers, advertisers and users. The value of the token is based on user attention, which simply means a person’s focused mental engagement.
Basic Attention Token is a utility token based on the Ethereum technology that can also be used as a unit of account between advertisers, publishers, and users in a new, blockchain-based digital advertising and services platform. The token is not a digital currency, security or a commodity. The BAT platform works with the Brave browser.
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Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is pretty much like cash for the Internet. Bitcoin can also be seen as the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence.How to buy Bitcoin...
Byteball is a cryptocurrency with totally new consensus algorithm DAG (Directed acyclic graph). DAG is Byteball's backbone where maximum crypto currencies use blockchain. For this Byteball has block size issue, because it has no blocks actually. Instead of blocks on blockchain, every new transaction references one or more earlier ones (parents) by including and signing their hashes. The links among transactions form a DAG. By including its parents, each new transaction also indirectly includes and confirms all parents of the parents, parents of the parents of the parents, and so on. As more transactions are added after your transaction, the number of confirmations you receive grows like snowball, that’s why the name Byteball (our snowflakes are bytes of data).
When a contract is created on Byteball platform, it can be trusted to work exactly as agreed upon. Why? Because it is validated by multiple nodes on the decentralized network, which all follow the same immutable rules. The counterparty, even if it is a total stranger, has to behave honestly because only the rules have authority. Such a contract is called a smart contract.
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Bytecoin (BCN) is the first cryptocurrency based on the CryptoNote technology and launched in July 2012 with an open source code designed for anonymous cash settlement. BCN protects the user's privacy with impassive and anonymous transactions.
This is a completely independent currency, developing separately from Bitcoin and its forks. The basis for the creation of Bytecoin was the unique CryptoNote technology. It uses the unique CryptoNight algorithm. The essence of the algorithm is in the ring signature, which provides the maximum program anonymity for today. The cryptographic basis for the protocol was created by Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Yael Taumann in 2001, and finalized by E. Fujisaki and K. Suzuki in 2007. The EdDSA scheme proposed by the American mathematician Daniel Bernstein is used as the signature algorithm. Additional transaction obfuscation was added to this basis.
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Dash (formerly known as Darkcoin and XCoin) is an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. On top of Bitcoin's feature set, it currently offers instant transactions (InstantSend), private transactions (PrivateSend) and operates a self-governing and self-funding model that enables the Dash network to pay individuals and businesses to perform work that adds value to the network. Dash's decentralized governance and budgeting system makes it a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) Dash is the first decentralized autonomous organization powered by a Sybil proof decentralized governance and funding system. Decentralized Governance by Blockchain (DGBB), often referred to simply as the "treasury system" is a means of coming to consensus on proposed network changes and funding development of the Dash ecosystem. Ten percent of the block rewards go to this "treasury" in order to pay for projects that benefit Dash. Funding from the treasury system has been used to hire additional developers and other employees, to fund attendance at conferences, and to fund integrations with major exchanges and API providers.
Each masternode operator receives one vote. Proposals are eligible for funding according to the following formula: (YES VOTES - NO VOTES) > (TOTAL NUMBER OF MASTERNODES * 0.1). If there are more proposals that meet that criterion than there are budget funds for the month, then the proposals with the highest number of net votes will be paid. Community interaction with proposal submitters is done through the dash.org forums, or through community-driven websites, like DashCentral. These websites allow proposal submitters to provide multiple drafts, then lobby for community support before finally submitting their project to the network for a vote. After the submitter has enough support, the network will automatically pay out the required funds in the next super block, which happens monthly.How to buy Dash...
DigiByte (Code: DGB) is an open source cryptocurrency running on the DigiByte Blockchain, a decentralised international blockchain created in 2013. The DigiByte coin was developed in 2013 and released in January 2014. Although based on Bitcoin, adjustments in the code allow for improved functionality, including 15-second block time and improved security.
DigiByte was created by programmer and entrepreneur Jared Tate with the goal of creating a fast and secure cryptocurrency that could reach a wider and more decentralised community than Bitcoin. The first Digibyte block was mined on January 10, 2014, and included the headline from USA Today: “Target: Data stolen from up to 110M customers," hashed into the Genesis block to mark the importance of security in digital transactions. Also included was a premine to pay developers and early adopters.
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Dogecoin (/ˈdoʊʒkɔɪn/ DOHZH-koyn, code: DOGE, symbol: Ð and D) is a cryptocurrency featuring a likeness of the Shiba Inu dog from the "Doge" Internet meme as its logo. The Shiba Inu is a Japanese breed of dog that was popularized as an online meme and represents Dogecoin. Introduced as a "joke currency" on 6 December 2013, Dogecoin quickly developed its own online community and reached a capitalization of US$60 million in January 2014.
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Einsteinium EMC2 is a cryptocoin that has been created to support science. In March, 2014, the first block was made available for mining.
“The Einsteinium Foundation was created to help, in any small way it can, raise funding for cutting edge scientific research. To this aim we created Einsteinium, a new cryptocurrency, to gather funds that can be distributed to projects the community chooses. Combined with donations from the community at large we will help fund some of the most innovative projects currently under-way or help seed those waiting to start.”, said the statement published on cryptocointalk.com.
The purpose of Einsteinium is to finance scientific research. Investments in research projects are to be made on the basis of community decisions.To promote science, 2% of the coins extracted from mining are donated to research projects.
Einsteinium was developed by the Einsteinium Foundation. On 7 April 2017, the Foundation was registered as a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Montreal.
The Einsteinium Foundation is the first non-profit organization founded within the framework of cryptocurrencies and hopes to establish close ties with other non-profit organizations with the central goal of advancing science.
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EOS is a blockchain-based, decentralized operating system, designed to support commercial-scale decentralized applications by providing all of the necessary core functionality, enabling businesses to build blockchain applications in a way similar to web-based applications.
EOS’s asynchronous communication and parallel processing provide scalability, while its ownership model eliminates transaction fees. These features make EOS a serious competitor of Ethereum (although EOS’s ICO actually supports Ethereum).
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Factom is a blockchain technology company based in Austin, Texas.The company was founded in 2014 by Paul Snow and David Johnston as a blockchain as a service company, using blockchain for data management and security. Its customers include the United States Department of Homeland Security,and the company previously anchored Project Gutenberg.
In a nutshell, what is Factom?
Factom is a technology used by applications. Existing or new applications can publish relevant data directly to the Factom Blockchain using Factom API calls.Factom serves as a protocol for applications to provide functions and features beyond currency transactions. Factom is the first usable blockchain technology to solve real-world business problems by providing an unalterable record-keeping system. Factom is a distributed, decentralized protocol running on top of Bitcoin.
Factom is a way to record entries in a way that makes the list unique (everyone gets the same copy) and allows anyone to add to the list, but does not allow anyone to change entries once they are in the list. Factom is a method of creating an immutable audit trail. It is also a mechanism to communicate changes in a system. If your application needs a central server to coordinate processes, you might be able to eliminate the central server in favor of using Factom.
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As the Internet-of-Things keep expanding, the need for interoperability and sharing of resources become a necessity. IOTA enables companies to explore new business-2-business models by making every technological resource a potential service to be traded on an open market in real time, with no fees.
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LBRY (LBC) is a protocol providing a fully decentralized network for the discovery, distribution, and payment of data. It utilizes the LBRY blockchain as a global namespace and database of digital content. Blockchain entries contain searchable content metadata, identities, and rights and access rules. decentralized market for all digital items and content. It provides a global and censorship resistant platform for content creators to sell their ebooks, art, music, videos etc without the need to pay a middleman. Any content that is uploaded to LBRY network remains accessible to the public as long as the community finds it valuable and continues to host it.How to buy LBRY Credits...
Lisk is a public blockchain platform that provides decentralized blockchain apps. It was forked from Crypti by Max Kordek and Oliver Beddows in early 2016. Lisk started as a fork of Crypti beginning with an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) to decide the initial distribution and raise development funds. The ICO raised 14,000 BTC and, at the time, was the second most successful cryptocurrency crowdfund (later that month, WAVES and The DAO would surpass it).On May 24, 2016, the mainnet for Lisk went live and it became available for trading on major exchanges.
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MaidSafeCoin. MaidSafeCoin is a proxy token that was released during MaidSafe's crowd sale and will be swapped for Safecoin on a 1:1 basis when Safecoin is released.
Safecoin is the cryptocurrency of the SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) network. The initial sale of Safecoins by MaidSafe, creators of the fully decentralized platform SAFE, began Tuesday, 22nd of April via purchase of a proxy token called MaidSafeCoin. Safecoins worth $6 million were sold within 5 hours of the opening of the sale.
The SAFE network takes all the Internet services currently available today and decentralizes them, removing servers and other central points of weakness enabling privacy, security and anonymity to all Internet users for the first time.
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Metal (MTL) is an ethereum blockchain based token. As explained in its whitepaper, without an incentive to purchase, cryptocurrency may never reach mass adoption. Metal proposes a system utilizing provable payments attached to verified identities to distribute currency. Anyone can participate to earn METAL as a reward for converting fiat to cryptocurrency. The company’s perspective is that nowadays you are still getting “punished” for using the money by having to pay fees for different services.
The MTL token is the native currency within the Metal system and it's distributed through a Proof of Processed Payments (PoPP) in which users earn MTL for sending money or making purchases.
Metal is a blockchain-based system utilizing Proof-of-Processed-Payments to identify users, rewarding them for converting legacy fiat currency into cryptocurrency, acting as a bridge to the cryptocurrency world. Metal's system uses provable payments attached to verified identities to distribute currency. Anyone can participate to earn METAL as a reward for converting fiat to cryptocurrency. The Metal project aims to provide all of the financial services small to medium sized businesses might need.How to buy Metal...
Nexus is a blockchain cryptocurency developed by Colin Cantrell and the Nexus team. Nexus is a decentralized, worldwide network distributed through three channels of security to allow for fast, secure, and decentralized transactions. These three security channels for Nexus include Prime Mining, Hash Mining, and Nexus Proof of Stake (nPOS).
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Nxt is an open source cryptocurrency and payment network launched in November 2013 by anonymous software developer BCNext. It uses proof-of-stake to reach consensus for transactions—as such there is a static money supply and, unlike bitcoin, no mining. Nxt was specifically conceived as a flexible platform around which to build applications and financial services.It has an integrated Asset Exchange (comparable to shares), messaging system and marketplace. Users can also create new currencies within the system. The last major release enabled Multisignature capabilities and a plugin-system for the client.
The blockchain is at the core of this currency. But Nxt is written completely from scratch and has departed in several ways from existing cryptocurrencies. Most notably, in one of his founding statements, BCNext asked the community not to consider the NXT coin as the important part, but rather to create currencies on top of it- possibly devaluing the core currency. Nxt is coded in Java.
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OmiseGO is an open payment platform and decentralised exchange issued on Ethereum, an open-source public blockchain. OmiseGo´s slogan is "Unbank the Banked" and the stated objective is to provide better financial services for everyone, including both people who use traditional banking services and people in developing countries and locales which lack traditional banking infrastructure. Its token OMG is currently the fourth highest market cap Ethereum project in the world and was the first Ethereum project to exceed USD $1 billion valuation. The project is supported by co-founders of Ethereum: Vitalik Buterin and Gavin Wood, and is designed by the creator of Lightning Network and Plasma, Joseph Poon.How to buy OmiseGO...
Peercoin, also known as PPCoin or PPC, is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency utilizing both proof-of-stake and proof-of-work systems.
Peercoin is based on an August 2012 paper which listed the authors as Scott Nadal and Sunny King. Sunny King, who also created Primecoin, is a pseudonym.Nadal's involvement had diminished by November 2013, leaving King as Peercoin's sole core developer.
Peercoin was inspired by bitcoin, and it shares much of the source code and technical implementation of bitcoin. The Peercoin source code is distributed under the MIT/X11 software license.
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Power Ledger (POWR) - Democratization of Power. Power Ledger has developed a series of world-leading blockchain energy applications, such as our P2P energy trading application that allows businesses, such as Utilities, to host trading on the Platform. Their technology enables the sale of surplus renewable energy generated at residential and commercial developments (including multi-unit/multi-tenanted) connected to existing electricity distribution networks, or within micro-grids. Power Ledger puts the power to manage the energy economy into the hands of consumers, while maintaining the value of existing distribution networks.
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Quantstamp (QSP) is the first smart contract security-auditing protocol. It was first announced on September 17, 2017 and the development team is located in British Columbia. The Quantstamp protocol solves the smart contract security problem by creating a scalable and cost-effective system to audit all smart contracts on the Ethereum network. Over time, we expect every Ethereum smart contract to use the Quantstamp protocol to perform a security audit because security is essential. The protocol consists of two parts:
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An automated bounty payout system that rewards human participants for finding errors in smart contracts. The purpose of this system is to bridge the gap while moving towards the goal of full automation.
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Reddcoin (RDD, Ɍ) is a type of cryptocurrency. A cryptocurrency is a digital peer-to-peer medium of exchange with no central authority or banks managing its transactions, unlike fiat money that derives its value from government regulation or law (e.g. The U.S. Dollar, Euro, etc.). You do not need a bank or any central authority to use cryptocurrency. Reddcoin is powered by its users. With Reddcoin, you are essentially your own bank.
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Sia is a decentralized cooperative file storage network platform that leverages the Siacoin token, smart contracts, and blockchain technology to safely store data on hosts distributed throughout the world. It is written in the language Go and actively developed by Nebulous Inc.
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