The ICO Round Model Advantages

One of the most serious problems of crypto economy and ICOs as its dominant feature is a large number of fraudulent and simply inconsistent projects with no future. This phenomenon translates into two types of unfavorable investors trends: the number of ICOs held far exceeds the number of worthy ideas and competent teams; small percentage of projects ready to present a finished product after finishing the fund-raising successfully.

Let’s draw an analogy with the film industry. A producer is a key figure in the movie production, but he or she draws income only from the movies with a successful opening at box-offices. The producer’s success depends directly on the success of the movie, which provides the strongest motivation. Imagine if producers were receiving a fixed salary – would they be able to show the same zest for the creation of a good film then? Hardly so. Yet in the ICO market, the situation is very similar to the hypothetic scenario where producers are paid a fixed amount of money. As such, untrustworthy project authors lack motivation for developing the project and presenting the finished product to their investors after a successful completion of the token sale and raising the money.

RocketICO offers a solution well-known to the real sector of the economy and widely used there, namely a round fund-raising model. This model is meant to link receiving funds for projects at the RocketICO platform to these projects’ achievements in their product development.

The advantages and efficiency of the round model are self-evident. It is the capitalization of the venture investment market, where rounds model is common practice and exceeds the ICO market capitalization substantially. In addition, there is a much lower number of unreliable and fraudulent projects in the venture market. Of course, the round system is not a magic pill, but it is a necessary step on the way to the formation and development of the industry.

How the Round Model Works

A big number of fraudulent and simply weak projects pose a problem not only to investors. When the market is full of unreliable proposals, it becomes very difficult to emphasize the uniqueness of your project and demonstrate the consistency of your ideas. This leads to the increased marketing costs. The reason the RocketICO platform was created is exactly to fulfill interesting projects in such challenging conditions.

The RocketICO platform serves as a means of the ongoing communication between investors and start-ups. It is the requirement of providing a continuous report to the community that many projects lack as a motivation factor – a factor which for investors would prove the trustworthiness of the project authors.

In order to turn the idea into a full-fledged business with a ready-to-distribute product, a project is required to pass five rounds on the RocketICO platform. The platform allows a project to begin collecting funds starting any round, depending on the current stage of the project development, and this is an additional nice feature of RocketICO.

The first round is an Idea. This is a starting point for the projects at the stage of the developing idea. At this round, the authors are asked to submit a whitepaper, and after doing so, they can start receiving applications from potential investors. This process allows the authors to evaluate the appeal and consistency of the idea even before the team begins to develop a prototype – all thanks to the feedback received from investors and experts.

The second round is a PreSeed. It required the authors to submit a product prototype and release 10% of the total token number. A team can receive up to $150,000 for the prototype development.

The third round is a Seed. After a successful completion of the prototype, a team can start working on creating a somehow viable version of the product. This round the team can receive a maximum of $500,000 to fund the first version of their product, raised from selling another batch of tokens.

The fourth round – Round A. During this round, the team develops a final fully operational version of the product and gets to work with their first clients. A budget the team can receive at this stage amounts up to $3 million.

The fifth round – Round B. The fifth and final round on the platform is applied to the projects that have already released a final operational version of the product, successfully accessed local markets and formed their community while continuing to show ambitions for further development. At this stage, a team can receive in exchange for a final batch of tokens up to $5 million which should be spent on the product’s further development, scalability, and global market access.

Projects founders receive funds only after they have accomplished the goals of the current investment round. Such approach makes it possible to screen out unreliable and weak projects right away.

Investors also get a convenient filter tool – each investor can change the settings in such a way so that they receive notifications only for those projects which are at the development stage they are looking for.

The Round Model Contributes to the Market Growth

RocketICO platform aims at getting rid of fraud and weak ICO projects in the market, as well as simplifying the interaction process between projects and regulators. Additionally, a robust smart contracts constructor secures utmost transparency of all transactions and conditions on the platform.

The biggest advantage of the project is that it meets the interests of all targeting groups: the authors will have the fundraising process simplified and speeded up, investors will get access to the most promising and interesting ICOs, and experts will get a unique platform for monetizing their knowledge by providing consulting service.

Independent experts at the RocketICO platform possess experience, knowledge, and resources for conducting a comprehensive audit of projects. They are equipped to help potential investors to choose a truly promising project, and projects themselves – reach investors and show them the credibility of their ideas.

Another advantage of the round model is that it is of a greater attraction to large investors, whose presence is crucial for the growth of the market and its capitalization. Major investment groups and hedge funds with large capital will particularly prefer investing in ICOs with the round system.

RocketICO will become a bridge – something that crypto economy lacks at the moment – between the large investors’ capital and worthy ICO projects in the field of the blockchain.


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Lydian becomes first ICO to accepts ByteCoin as payment method during its Public Crowdsale.

Bytecoin (BCN) is the first cryptocurrency based on the CryptoNote technology, launched in July 2012, and is currently estimated to be valued at $1.2 billion on at the time of its release.

BCN has partnered with Lydian to allow users to participate in the company’s public ICO that begins today. This is the first time the crypto community can use ByteCoin to purchase tokens on an ICO.

“We are very excited about partnering with Lydian and letting people participate in their ICO using ByteCoin,”

Said Jenny Goldberg from ByteCoin.

Lydian, which has launched its public ICO today, is developing its own Whisper Network Protocol, the fastest blockless directed acyclic ledger that accomplishes scalability, security, and true decentralization as it achieves consensus at record speeds.  Lydian, is a subsidiary of the DaVinci Marketing Cloud, a company that works with Fortune 500 brands all across the globe. The team behind Lydian has created over $1 billion in shareholder value and this is their most ambitious product yet. Lydian will be building two decentralized applications using their own Whisper Network Protocol. MonaChain will combat ad-fraud, while MonaBrowse will combat the rise of ad-blockers.

“This is a unique opportunity for the whole crypto community to participate on our journey using Bytecoin in completing a successful ICO. We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to having the ByteCoin community become LydianCoin participants,”

Said Kamal Kaur, Chairwoman & CEO of DaVinci Marketing Cloud.

About DaVinci Marketing Cloud

DaVinci11 is the world’s first high-frequency, machine-learning, marketing OS, built to enhance the advertising and SaaS industries. It collates customer experiences so marketers can target a customer throughout the entire purchase journey and across all consumer touch-points, regardless of delivery channel. Its proprietary AI technology, Mona Lisa, builds a consumer persona by aggregating data across many channels. The platform’s fluid and constant in-stream of data is sorted into a semantic graph to form connection clusters, using the correlation variables. All through a single click, it empowers agencies and marketers to allow connected software to optimize a manually driven $230 billion global advertising market. The company’s headquarters are in Miami, but it has offices in Sydney, Auckland, Madrid, Singapore, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Christchurch, Taipei, and India.

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Ransomware distributors and other cybercriminals expecting an easy payday are having their illicitly obtained “earnings” stolen by likeminded individuals, who are hijacking the ransom payments before they are received and redirecting them into their own cryptocurrency wallets. At first glance, this may not seem like a huge problem — attackers getting a taste of their own medicine in becoming victims of cyber-theft themselves. But these attacks are also preventing ransomware victims from unlocking their encrypted files, because, as far as those distributing the malware are concerned, they never received their ransom payment.

Ransomware is a huge problem for internet users across the globe. It’s a form of malicious software —malware — which encrypts documents on a computer or across a network. Victims can often only regain access to their encrypted files and/or networks by paying a ransom to the criminals behind the ransomware. 

Uncovered by researchers at Proofpoint, this scheme is believed to be the first of its kind. So how are these attacks actually happening? Cybercriminals are using a Tor proxy browser (Tor is a web browser designed for anonymous web surfing) to carry out middle-man attacks, stealing the cryptocurrency payments the victims of ransomware are attempting to send to their attackers.

The attacks take advantage of the way ransomware distributors have victims use Tor to buy the cryptocurrency they need to make the ransom payment. While many ransomware notes provide instructions on how to download and run the Tor browser, others provide links to a Tor proxy, regular websites that translate Tor traffic into normal web traffic (so the process of paying is as straightforward as possible for the victim).

What’s been happening is one of the Tor gateways being used is altering cryptocurrency wallet addresses in the proxy, and redirecting the payment into other accounts, rather than those of the ransomware attacker. Proofpoint researchers uncovered that the proxy can redirect payments made by victims of several forms of ransomware, including LockeR, GlobeImposter, and Sigma.

As noted above, the victims, like the state of Alabama, are the ultimate losers in this scenario. Not only are they paying thousands of dollars in ransom demands, they’re not even getting their files back. These middle-man attacks mean the ransomware distributors don’t get the funds they demand from the victims and therefore don’t help said victims unlock their encrypted files.

New Blockchain-based platform for information security aims to deliver better protection and reward the most rapid and effective new threat detection methods.

Modern information security companies are unable to detect all the emerging threats accurately and fast enough and provide users and enterprises with full protection. Meanwhile, blockchain startup PolySwarm is going to change the game rules and offer consumers complex and multidimensional crowdsourced protection.

According to Gartner analysts, the spending on information security (IS) is growing 7% over the year to reach $86.4 billion in 2017 and $93 billion in 2018. Meanwhile, the growing market is experiencing the lack of qualified specialists. Forbes says, that in 2019 there will be an unfulfilled demand for about 2 million IS specialists. In this situation, companies all around the world need a complete solution to fight cybercrime, and the problem is that there’s no such one on the market.

Cybercriminals are using more and more sophisticated tools to attack corporations and individuals, and antivirus companies cannot provide the complete protection. The major market players offer some combinations of traditional signature detection methods and heuristic analysis. If the threat is known, they can uncover it with code signatures. Otherwise, threats could find themselves by behavior. So, if a security system observes some unusual traffic or activities within the network, it can inform a security officer or launch some emergency protocol. Nevertheless, the threat stays unknown, every vendor has to find his own method of defense. With limited access to R&D resources and the duplicative efforts incurred, the time that it takes them to react to new threats has risen by 33%.

Large antivirus companies are putting efforts on building threat intelligence networks – to collect information from their clients’ networks and unite the efforts with other specialists. Some call it “cloud detection”, but in fact, you can’t use 2 or 3 protection engines simultaneously, because there’s no interoperability between such solutions like McAfee, Symantec, CheckPoint Software and others. And everyone has to choose the most appropriate one, giving up the idea to get a complex protection.

Distributed threat intelligence

Improvements in security against fraud and cybercrime make up 56 % of the reasons business leaders of the reason why business leaders are currently using or considering adopting blockchain in their organizations, according to an IBM study  

Considering that, shouldn’t surprise us that a security startup is leveraging the blockchain and Ethereum smart contracts to create the first decentralized marketplace for threat detection. This could potentially disrupt the $8.5 billion a year industry that is considered by many as fundamentally flawed.

PolySwarm allows IT experts around the world to monetize their security expertise by creating and maintaining specialized threat detection software. Unlike other bug bounties, threat detection is automated, there is no human in the loop, which allows for faster analysis and scale. Speed and accuracy in malware detection of analysis (executed by engines) is the criteria to get reward experts

The marketplace and its end users benefit from the aggregated protection coverage provided by the thousands of specialized micro engines scanning the files within the platform.  Enterprises get access to specialized security expertise and a lower cost per artifact analyzed than if done internally. In essence, PolySwarm expects enterprises to outsource them part or all of their new threat detection efforts, as currently, 70% of new threats go undetected by signature-based antivirus.

The customer is not locked anymore to the algorithms of a particular vendor. Today you can use a special detection mechanism from British researcher, and tomorrow – some threat intelligence, say, from the Philippines. The multi-definitional model will offer the most effective mechanisms for every particular case

With expertise in information security

The PolySwarm team is well experienced in Information Security and blockchain. Its CEO Steve Bassi earlier has founded a Narf Industries company, which served U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a number of Fortune 500 companies. Now PolySwarm is going to disrupt the information security market, helping experts and threat researchers to monetize their skills and knowledge. The experts from all over the world will have a chance to work together like a real swarm, using a platform with an open source code (check it at Github).

So we are drawing to a close on yet another day of bitcoin trading and, unfortunately, it’s not been a great one from a price perspective. We said this morning that we were looking for some degree of sustainable long-term recovery and that an extended period of consolidation would provide the floor we were looking for.

As it turns out, however, we haven’t got what we wanted.

This doesn’t mean it won’t come – we’ve seen this sort of action weigh on price before – but it does mean that sentiment is decidedly weak.

All we can do is stick tight with our strategy and try to make sure that we are ready for anything that does happen, be that from an upside or a downside perspective.

So, with this said, let’s get some levels in place that we can use for the session going forward.

As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand. It’s a one-minute candlestick chart and it’s got our primary range overlaid in black.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking to employ in our trading efforts this evening comes in as defined by support to the downside at 10230 and resistance at 10470.

We will look out for a close above resistance to validate an immediate upside entry towards a target of 10600. A stop loss on the trade somewhere in the region of 10400 works well from a risk management perspective.

Looking the other way, if we see price close below support, it will signal a downside entry towards an immediate bearish target of 10050.

A stop on this one somewhere around 10280 will take us out of the trade if things happen to turn against us, meaning we won’t get caught on the wrong end of a losing position.

Happy trading!

As the cryptocurrency space has expanded into the mainstream over the last twelve months, the demands of the industry’s participants have increased. Many of the legacy services have had to improve on what they offer, faced with the threat of falling behind newer entrants and competitors in their respective corner of crypto.

There’s perhaps no part of the cryptocurrency space that this is truer for than exchanges. Countless exchanges have fallen by the wayside for failing to keep up with competitors, lacking in things like quality, security of breadth of offering for their traders.

One company, a next-generation exchange called Bitto, is currently raising capital as part of an initial coin offering (ICO) and once it hits the market, it’s going to force the current leaders in this space to step up or risk falling victim to the above-described client exodus.

So what sets Bitto apart?

The platform is an exchange first and foremost but it also offers a spectrum of satellite-type facilities to users, ranging from lending and borrowing to staking and margin trading.

One of the satellite facilities that really sets it apart, however, is its signal trading service.

For many newer traders, or even for experienced traders, the speed with which the crypto space moves combined with the vast array of tradable assets available can be daunting. These markets don’t move like some of the more traditional financial asset markets, (equities, for example) and learning to become a successful crypto trader can take time.

For those who have the time, it can be a lucrative endeavor. Many people cannot spend their days glued to a trading chart platform, however, and Bitto offers a solution to these (numerous) individuals.

And it’s called Signal Trading.

Experienced traders that use the Bitto platform can register to allow other traders to follow and, in turn, copy, their trading activity. When these experienced and profitable traders place a trade, the Bitto platform alerts any users that are following the trader in question so that the same trade can be replicated in the less-experienced trader’s account.

A user can log onto the platform and research the available traders that he or she can follow and use as signal generators. Bitto allows for complete transparency, meaning a user can identify the top traders using key metrics associated with risk and return before committing to following a specific trader.

But that’s not all.

A user can follow as many traders as their token holdings allow, which allows for a simple and easy diversification technique. Say, for example, one trader only trades long-term, low-risk bitcoin and Ethereum positions and another trades high risk (but high reward), short-term altcoin positions.

If the user was to follow the former, their exposure would be low risk but their reward might be limited. Similarly, but conversely, if the user was to follow only the latter trader, he or she might be setting themselves up for a higher reward potential but – at the same time – could be taking on an excessive amount of risk.

By following both traders, however, and using signals from both to execute trades in their own account, the user is diversifying their approach between a higher risk, higher reward and a lower risk, lower reward strategy.

And it’s not just limited to two different approaches – the user can diversify as much or as little as they like by following a higher or a lower number of traders that take different approaches.

As noted, this is just one of the elements that set Bitto apart from its competitors in this space but its one that we see as being a major driver behind its growth and its evolution into an industry leading exchange long-term.

Readers who want to find out more should check out the white paper here.

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You check the buy wall in the order book or the latest tweet on the coin’s feed for market-moving announcements or perhaps it’s your favorite Telegram chat room that you turn to for trading signals or a notification from a news site you rely on for up-to-the-minute information on cryptocurrency news and the coins you follow.

And of course, there’s also the tried and trusted technical indicators honed in the stock markets over many years that have been transferred wholesale for use in crypto trading markets.

Whichever is your favored channel or method to source and interpret the vital information you need to make your trading and investment decisions, chances are you are doing it by spending a lot of valuable time in a probably fairly haphazard and unscientific manner.

Squeezing cognitive bias and emotion out of trading

There has got to be a better way, right?

Yes, and there is. Blockchain projects such as Enigma and Signals, are attempting to fill the gaps between the world of professional traders, the many millions of crypto investors worldwide who are now turning to more active trading as they look to diversify their portfolios and the data scientists who are turning the firepower of new technologies such as machine learning to target crypto trading.

Technical indicators, social media and the Telegram messaging service that has become the go-to app for market participants seeking trading signals for crypto, are just some of the tools of this new breed of traders.

However, more often than not, things are more rudimentary. It would be fair to say that many traders rely on nothing more sophisticated than gut instinct or are drawn to make rookie errors such as buying high at the end of a rally and panicking into selling low because they let emotion get the better of them.

Human psychology plays games with traders. For example, it is psychologically easier to buy Litecoin at $180 than it is to buy Bitcoin at $11,700. This phenomenon of traders and investors overlooking the fundamentals of a coin in favour of selecting it on the basis of a seemingly low price, especially when it sells for less than a dollar or better still, less than a cent, is rampant and is similar to the penny stock phenomenon in equity markets.

New tools for new times

All of these mistakes, or at any rate skewed decision-making, can be avoided by bringing data science to the toolset already being used by professionals, and then putting these re-fashioned tools into the hands of today’s ordinary crypto traders.

On the face of it, this is being done by any number of new blockchain projects, but if you look a little closer none has developed an easy-to-use system that provides a robust testing ground for newbies and professionals alike to build their very own trading algorithms.

Mainstream indicators derived from the world of the chartists are being applied all the time in the cyryptomarkets but are often confined to the world of more experienced traders and they are not systematically married to other metrics such as in sentiment analysis.

Recognising chart patterns such as “head and shoulders”, “bull trap”, “cup and handle”, the “triple bottom” and so on are well-known patterns in price movements that the human eye and brain can be taught to recognise. These patterns can be analysed alongside other information such as tweets pertaining to a coin that contain the word “burn” and perhaps a date string, that taken together could provide a valuable price signal to trigger a buy trade. This is all commonplace in investment banking where resources have been ploughed into quantitative analysis for many years now.

Signals makes it easy for all of us to play

But now its time for the little person to have a look. Signals is creating a platform to achieve this by the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to recognise patterns, both the established ones we have just mentioned in addition to the ones yet to be discovered – new asset classes have their own characteristics as far as price movements are concerned and crypto is no different.

There are also likely to be patterns that appear more often or less often as the crypto market matures. Assigning software as opposed to humans to the task of tracking, recording, collating and then analysing all those price points and their relation to other data will be a more complete, and therefore successful approach.

What is unique about Signals, compared with competitor Enigma, is its focus on enabling the average person with no computer programming skills or extensive trading experience to select indicators such as moving averages or the relative strength index simply by dragging them on to a canvas – or playground – along with, for example, sentiment analysis from crowd-sourced data, to create trading strategies built with a programmatic flow of statements and calculations.

If you are familiar with the drag-and-drop computing language developed by MIT Media Lab called Scratch, which is used to teach programming, then you’ll see where Signals is going with its fresh approach and how important it could be in jump-starting a revolution in trading technology and how investors interact with it.

Artificial intelligence that can interpret indicators and make decisions based on them – and learn from past decisions – is also part of the mix and will be extremely powerful not just in and of itself but precisely through the mass adoption platforms such as Signals are designed to facilitate. Many humans experimenting with many strategies, and learning from each other, is going to be more powerful than less complex arrangements.

Not just another trading algorithm platform

To take this further, Signals needs to be understood not as yet another trading algo offering in a one-too-many set up with the blockchain being used to deliver one trading strategy to any number of clients, or perhaps a handful of tweaked strategies depending on a clients risk profile in the manner of the robo-advisor approach that is spawning in mainstream financial services market. Or perhaps a platform does let you develop and test strategies but in a set-up that is so difficult to use it represents a barrier to entry for the average trader.

Signals is radically different because the trader is in charge of designing their own strategy.

And more than that, traders can also choose to follow the strategy of another platform user by copying a strategy from the marketplace. In other words, if your signals are good at what they do, you can make money from them by letting other make money from. Alternatively, you many still be developing, back-testing and tweaking your own strategy on historical data and may wish to buy a trading strategy from the marketplace while yours is still in development.

For machine learning to work to its full potential it must be able to train on massive amounts of data which requires the utilisation of the power of supercomputers. Signals has got that covered too because it plans to use the decentralised supercomputing power of blockchain projects such as SONM.

All of this, taken together, gets rid of the emotionally driven trading mistakes rooted in the cognitive dissonance that clouds judgement and will lose traders money. There is an old saying that 90% of new traders lose 90% of their money within the first 90 days of activity. That is scary, but it doesn’t have to be that way, as the innovative Signals project shows.

The token sale for its “data science powered marketplace off data-science powered signals for trading cryptocurrencies” starts on 26 February or if you want to get a bit more hands on first, take a look at the alpha.

Samsung, the largest company in South Korea which is accountable for a large portion of the country’s economy, has started the production phase of bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining equipment and ASIC mining chips.

Local media outlets reported that Samsung partnered with a Chinese bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer last year and finished the development of its ASIC chips. Samsung, which operates one of the largest semi-conductor manufacturing plants in the world, will manufacture and supply cryptocurrency mining equipment to the Chinese market first.

In the long-term, Samsung plans to expand its mining equipment venture from China to other regions like South Korea and Japan that have a stronger demand for cryptocurrencies than other countries.

A Samsung spokesperson told local media that the company will operate a foundry to manufacture mining equipment and to match the supply requested by the Chinese bitcoin mining firm it has partnered with. In the beginning, Samsung said it will focus its venture on targeting the Chinese market and because Samsung has just started its foundry business, it is not unsure of the revenues its mining venture can generate.

“Samsung is operating a foundry that supplies a Chinese cryptocurrency mining firm with mining equipment and ASIC chips. Since Samsung has just begun its cryptocurrency mining venture, it is unsure of the revenues it can generate from it,” a spokesperson said.

In the upcoming months, Samsung also intends to manufacture GPU miners for miners targeting small cryptocurrencies.

Samsung has a large-scale and sophisticated semi-conductor manufacturing plants which are capable of matching orders of any size. Since last year, Samsung has been the sole supplier of OLED screens for Apple’s iPhone X production line, because it has been the only company that is able to match the supply needed by Apple.

While Apple has invested several billions of dollars in Samsung’s competitor LG to manufacture OLED screens, no company has been able to match Samsung in manufacturing chips and electronic components.

Currently, Taiwan’s TSMC remains as the only major semi-conductor manufacturing firm and foundry operator to support a major bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer in Bitmain. The entrance of Samsung in the global cryptocurrency mining sector could provide Bitmain and its partner company TSMC their first real competitor.

Hwang Min-seong, an analyst at Samsung Securities, told local media outlets that Samsung will be able to increase its revenues through ASIC chip manufacturing. But, until the company expands its venture internationally, it will be difficult for Samsung’s ASIC chip manufacturing division to have a major impact on the revenues of Samsung Electronics.

“Samsung Electronics could increase its revenues through ASIC chip manufacturing but because the foundry only accounts for a small portion of the company’s semi-conductor manufacturing plant, it is difficult to predict that the firm’s mining venture will have a significant impact on the company’s revenues.”

In the recent times, not a day goes by without a new blockchain based startup cropping its head up, making it increasingly difficult to keep track of them all. Just like mushrooms, they sprout out of the crypto-landscape driving up demand for cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage firms to keep up with the individuals’ need to grow their respective crypto-portfolios.

But what if there was a primary access point from where we could all access cryptocurrency investment options and expand our crypto-portfolios. A one-stop shop that allows us to get in touch with all industry facets in a nicely cataloged symphony. That’s the idea behind Pinnacle and Brilliance.

For the first time in history, major exchanges and brokerages will connect on a single access point. Pinnacle is the trading and investment platform that will become your primary point of access to grow your portfolio with cryptos, CFDs, Stocks, Futures, and Options investments. Pinnacle will be a full-featured investment multiplex with truly automated trading features and complete account management functions tailored for both beginner and expert traders. To revolutionize the trading of cryptocurrencies, Pinnacle will incorporate Brilliance (BRIL), a Stellar based token, to perform a multitude of utility functions within the Pinnacle investment platform. BRIL will form the backbone of Pinnacle operations.

The platform will allow users to copy/follow professional traders as they place trades across platforms. BRIL will furnish payment for following/copy trading commissions, as well as subscription service fees, transfer fees, trading bonuses, and tips. To meet requirements for transactions, fees, commissions, bonuses, subscription, and purchase of other user’s services in the Pinnacle Traders Market, the Pinnacle platform will require that users hold a balance of BRIL in their accounts. The tokens will act as utility tokens to facilitate key trading functions between exchanges and the Pinnacle platform while executing trades and investing in various coins and tokens.

After launch, Pinnacle users will be able to purchase or sell the Brilliance utility tokens on any major crypto trading exchange. The platform’s requirement for BRIL tokens to be held and used for Pinnacle services will result in a consistent demand for these tokens by highlighting the influence on a global and regional level. Pinnacle will remain actively engaged in promoting the platform constantly by working to expand on a milestones basis and implementing major networking functions with major banks and trading firms from across the world. Such advancements will further boost the demand for BRIL in a multitude of applications moving into the future.

The pre-sale of BRIL tokens began on January 15, 2018, and will run through till 30th January 2018. The token supply dedicated to the pre-ICO is a quarter of the total supply of BRIL (minus private buys) of 6,747,500 BRIL. The Pre-ICO will feature a 25% discount rate for the entire pre-ICO period for the Pre-ICO price of $0.75 for 1 BRIL. The funds raised will then be used to digitally market the main ICO to be held from 31st January to 25th February 2018. The ICO structure will perform an exchange of BRIL tokens for payments to be made in Ethereum while the Pinnacle/Brilliance team will receive no tokens from either sale.

More information about the platform and the token sale is available at –

For the first time in decades, we are getting close to experiencing decentralized betting like never before. With Blockchain technology, the promise of an incorruptible digital ledger for online transactions has become a reality. For this reason, the founders of are moving swiftly to capitalize on the “Internet of Tomorrow.” The team behind this project has realized that the betting scene was lacking transparency, verifiability, and affected with inconsistent uptime. High profit generating gambling platforms owned by single entities are also characterized by running on dated technology stacks. The solution was to create a safe environment to practice community-driven betting. is a transparent profit sharing sportsbook and casino gaming platform employing decentralized smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. The firm’s concept is to provide a long-term solution to allow users from around the world to establish credit in the houses with the DBET token, thereby providing access to sports betting and gambling games while leveraging the blockchain to ensure transparency, verifiability and constant uptime, unlike traditional casinos would.

The users of the platform, that deposit DBETs into the house fund, will generate returns in the ecosystem, with limited interaction while allowing houses on the platform to operate and payout DBET house credit returns transparently and honestly. Eventually, it is expected that returns will attract mainstream adoption of the platform.

The platform will also offer a host of gambling-based casino games which will be made available to the users – making use of off-chain state channels that are verifiable on-chain. The speed and scalability of would combine the user’s experience with high-end gambling platform while bringing the transparency and auditability of the blockchain. This off-chain solution known as state channels both ensure the speed of gameplay is quick and responsive as players would expect as well as reduce gas costs as fewer blockchain transactions need to take place.

Certain games have already taken shape within the platform. Slots testnet was released to the community on 3rd January and has since been in use. As of 15th of January 2018, sportsbook testnet and house testnet has been made available to the community.

During September 2017, successfully closed its ICO. The platform made a total of 205,000,000 DBET tokens available for distribution as a part of the crowdsale. While it has become a trend for other decentralized gambling platforms to primarily use Ether and Bitcoin for their transactions, is making use of specialized ERC20 compliant tokens – DBET – to facilitate gambling and other functions on the platform. The tokens will also be used to buy credits in the house also known as DBET house credit. The development team behind is collectively placing their focus on the testnets to builds the backend technology and ensure it works. This will be very pivotal to enhancing the user experience with great effort being placed on the overall blockchain casino experience and user interface.

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