MyEtherWallet Co-founder Forks Site – Creates

These days, forks don’t seem to be just limited to cryptocurrencies; the popular MyEtherWallet tool has forked today, with a rebranded service named being launched by one of MEW’s co-founders.

Popular Ethereum wallet MyEtherWallet (MEW) has “forked,” releasing an unexpected alternative product, one of MEW’s original developers announced in a blog post today, February 9th. MEW has become one of the most popular Ethereum and ERC20 token storage management tools over the past year and will continue to exist along with a new project, which has an almost identical interface.

Taylor Monahan, who started MEW with Kosala “Kvhnuke” Hemachandra in 2015, announced the new company and wallet service called MyCrypto is initially a forked version of MEW, but Monahan said it will launch an enhanced version of the site soon — with desktop and mobile apps set to arrive “in the coming months.”

“MyEtherWallet LLC was sufficient for the early stages of growth. MyCrypto is designed with next-level scaling in mind from the beginning,” Monahan explained in the post, adding she had spent nine months assembling a team to oversee all operations.

In the blog post, Monahan gave a brief history of the project, as well as the impetus behind her creating MyCrypto, while remaining silent on relations between herself and her fellow co-developer of MEW Kvhnuke. She did, though, clarify that: “Kvhnuke remains in control of the MEW GitHub repository, the MEW domain, the AWS instances, and the MyEtherWallet social media accounts.”

MyCrypto will enter public beta testing in the near future, but Monahan is “terrified” about the road ahead: “I was terrified — am terrified — at the potential harm this change will have on myself, the team, and/or the Ethereum community but ultimately, the risks created by continuing down the road we were on are greater than the risks of splitting to a new brand, new company, new name, and new domain. While contemplating this decision, I began to see that my inaction would be the only thing that guaranteed my failure.”

MEW has since got a new Twitter account for its old handle, but Kvhnuke suggested that the social media takeover may have been “unlawful.” His Tweet read: “ is secure and functioning normally. Your wallets have not been compromised, and you may continue to use MEW as intended. At present, however, we are investigating what we believe to be an improper, perhaps unlawful, social media account switch.”

Reasons for the split are not clear, but, it’s likely that the two MEW founders had different visions of the future for the service — which began as a side-project to both of their professional careers. Online, the circumstances surrounding the changes continue to cause suspicion and confusion.

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The pre-sale ICO campaign of Betrium, the world’s first decentralized betting exchange platform, is live now, with 9,198,555 Betrium tokens (BTRM) already sold out. The pre-ICO started on January 30, 2018, will end on February 18, 2018. Hence, if you want to participate in the pre-ICO, it’s the high time to go for it.

About Betrium

Betrium is the platform developed by an intellectual group of entrepreneurs belonging to MIT and MIPT. It is the first partly-decentralized global betting service, including betting exchange and Sportsbook, with zero commission, acceptance of cryptocurrencies and offering a platform for developers, event organizers, franchisee and third-party betting service providers who can create and manage their custom events and earn income from betting.

Leveraging Upon the Industry-Growth Opportunity

Betrium holds the credit for developing the first global sports betting platform operating in the industry that is generating at least $0.5 trillion of revenue on an annual basis. By 2017, the worldwide regulated gambling market generated around $533 billion of revenue. The betting market accounts for $70 billion in total gross yield globally. In addition, the unregulated sector is way larger, with more than 100 million users regularly betting on sports every month.

How it Works?

The bets over Betrium platform take place off-chain and just added when the event takes place so that the outcome cannot be denied. Nevertheless, the bets are broadcasted all over the network immediately for the odds to be addressed. It implies that unlike other similar platforms, Betrium offers higher-speed betting service developed on a decentralized IT architecture.

In view of the volatility stabilization goals, the professional betting cannot be executed without fixed USD amounts. The company is in the process of preparing for Curacao online gambling license.

The Core Features

  • Profit Sharing

Betrium distributes 50% of the annual profits among BTRM token holders. Each token holder will get a 50% of the Betrium’s profit on a regular basis. The BTRM tokens are backed by Betrium financial success and its increasing worth.

  • No Volatility

The platform offers cryptocurrencies volatility stabilization for the token holders. The platform fixes the balances with virtual USD/EUR so as to protect users from losing in the regular dumps. It will be achieved by integration of exchange functionality and partnerships with local and global exchanges.

  • Legal Activity

The company aims to make the platform fully legal. It is in the process of obtaining Curacao license for its online gambling, along with plans to get licenses in UK, Malta, Germany, USA, and Australia as well.

To know more about the platform and participate in its on-going token sale, please visit


Several elite universities in the U.S. have added — or are rushing to add — cryptocurrency courses that teach about Bitcoin and associated record-keeping technologies.

This semester, graduate-level courses are available at Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Maryland, among other schools. This helps highlight public interest in the technology across several academic fields, as well as the assumption that it will outlast the current speculative price bubble.

David Yermack, a business and law professor at New York University, began offering one of the first for-credit courses on the topic back in 2014: “There was some gentle ribbing from my colleagues when I began giving talks on Bitcoin,” he said. “But within a few months, I was being invited to Basel to talk with central bankers, and the joking from my colleagues stopped after that.”

Last month, students packed in to hear the first lecture of “Blockchain, Cryptoeconomics and the Future of Technology, Business and Law,” which considered the development of Bitcoin against the history of money. For his class this semester, Mr. Yermack originally booked a lecture hall that could fit 180 students, but he had to move the course to the largest lecture hall at N.Y.U. when enrollment kept going up — he now has 225 students on board.

“This is a very precious opportunity for you to be able to sit in this class,” Dawn Song, a computer science professor, told the students. “There are a bazillion other students who are waiting for your spot.”

The 75 spots in the Berkeley class were divided evenly among the law school, the business school, and the engineering department, and faculty from the three departments are teaching the course together. Ms. Song said she had around 100 students vying for the 25 places set aside for her department.

Because developments in the field are moving so fast, business school professor also teaching the class, Greg La Blanc, said the students would have to forgive the teachers if they got things wrong on occasion. “We aren’t waiting until we perfect it,” he said. “Don’t compare it to the perfect blockchain course. Compare it to having no blockchain course at all.”

Over the past year, Bitcoin’s meteoric rise has captivated the financial world, but the political world has had trouble catching on. Washington, for the most part, remains ignorant of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Fortunately, that may soon change, with Brian Forde running for Congress in California.

A roster of prominent crypto investors has come together to support first-time Democratic congressional candidate, Brian Forde, who is hoping to unseat the incumbent Republican in Orange County, California. A pivotal race could determine which party controls the House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections.

Forde is running in an area that has long been considered a Republican stronghold. The district’s current representative is Mimi Walters, who was first elected to Congress in 2014. Her Orange County district is one of about two dozen congressional districts considered “top targets” for Democrats as they fight to regain majority control.

The 37-year old former digital currency director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab is one of several candidates in the race, but he’s already attracted the attention of a number of prominent crypto investors who have been impressed by his knowledge and support for cryptocurrencies and related technology. Forde has emphasized his technology experience, citing the district’s reliance on new tech innovation for economic growth: “Tech is one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the district. In addition to our fair share of unicorns — from Broadcom to Blizzard Entertainment — Amazon, Google, and others have offices here, too.”

Bitcoin enthusiasts such as Pete Briger of Fortress Investment Group, Brad Burnham of Union Square Ventures, and Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss of Facebook fame have come forward to support Forde. “Brian understands the power of emerging technologies and how to foster and shape them in a way that has a positive impact on people and organizations,” says Tyler Winklevoss.

These donors — and many more — have contributed actual Bitcoin to his campaign rather than write a check or transfer cash. In fact, Federal Election Commission records indicate that although his campaign is just six months old, Forde has already amassed more Bitcoin contributions than all previous congressional candidates combined.

Forde has been outspoken in his desire to see government strike the right balance between consumer protection and regulatory flexibility, to ensure that regulations don’t force the booming industry to migrate to another country that offers a more suitable environment to grow: “You have to protect consumer rights and consumer safety. But we also need to allow for innovation. You want to create ‘regulatory sandboxes’ for these emerging technologies to grow. My concern is that when you apply strict regulations to small startups, they’ll be forced to apply so many resources to compliance that they won’t have the resources to build and innovate.”

4NEW, Powerledger, Wepower, Jibrell Networks, Earth Token, KWHCoin are some of the players within the energy sector to have entered crypto over the past six months. One could argue that Bitcoin may have triggered the Energy arms race as each company attempts to redefine how energy should be accessed by the community in the most scalable manner.

Crypto-markets have experienced quite the turbulent journey over the past year. Not only has it risen sharply, it has also fallen sharply sparking fears of bubble bursts. With price volatility comes energy spikes given the increased transactional volume that occurs over the networks. Therefore it’s not out of the ordinary for a number of entrants to try to solve the energy consumption issues.

Most people within the crypto community are well aware of the drain proof of work transactions are having on energy consumption. However, while solutions relating to proof of stake take time to evolve, assuming they won’t create other new issues and dilemmas to deal with, we still need to resolve the energy crisis currently in motion. This is because the new wave of cryptocurrency adopters are most familiar with bitcoins and its store of value. Therefore, their appetite continues to be for proof of work coins.

To add fuel to the fire, conventional power plants are shrugging away from crypto miners given the heated regulatory debates and uncertainty around government’s stance on legitimizing crypto globally.

While we wait for the proof of work or proof of stake or the government’s view on crypto debates to play out, a number of companies have decided to combat the energy crisis in real time. Since 2017, some of the most successful ICOs have been Energy exchange platforms. Each version of these energy exchanges seems to keep pushing the limit closer and closer to the utopian concept of free energy, however, there are crucial flaws very few can address.

Firstly, conventional power plants are still skeptical about cryptocurrency in general, therefore, how can we expect rapid adoption from power producers to embrace these energy exchanges. This would mean that these energy exchanges that have coins backed by electricity without the electricity already in place are a lot like selling empty vases, with no certainty or assurance that power plants will back them in the future.

Secondly, very few have addressed the issue of liability. For example, power outages happen from time to time. In the event these outages were to occur, there is no thinking or protocols in place as to who is responsible for the liability of the coins that have already traded on these energy exchanges.

While there are plenty of other logistical and practical challenges to overcome with exchanges that are technically middlemen in the transaction, one company has emerged as the clear leader in the ongoing epic saga of the energy arms race bringing us closer to free electricity.

4NEW is a waste to energy power plant entirely integrated on the blockchain network. Therefore, the power they produce they own it, unlike exchanges that rely on power providers such as 4NEW. Varun Datta, the founder of 4NEW commented “The pace at which energy evolution is occurring is remarkable. The demand for bitcoins will globally cause energy companies to release their power for free taking us closer to the utopian reality.” 4NEW is also an extremely feasible concept as it generates power from the pressurized combustion of waste, thereby solving two global problems. Waste to Energy plants have been around for decades and are proven power plant technologies. 4NEW’s ICO is currently ongoing, slated to end March 31st, 2018. It’s no surprise that 4NEW has received significant institutional and wholesale buying demand for its coin and concept. 4NEW  also recently announced Dr. Moe Levin to its advisory committee, to help develop a scalable and marketable solution dedicated to the crypto community.

A team of Russian nuclear engineers have been arrested for allegedly using a powerful government supercomputer at the Federal Nuclear Center to mine Bitcoin. In a statement, the center’s press service said: “There has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining.”

The supercomputer was not supposed to be connected to the internet — to prevent misuse — and once the scientists got online, the nuclear center’s security department was alerted. The scientists were then handed over to the Federal Security Service (FSB).

Bitcoin mining is the process by which transactions are verified and added to the public ledger, known as the blockchain. And cryptocurrency enthusiasts are rewarded lucratively for mining with a stash of newly minted cryptographically-signed Bitcoin.

The number of scientists has not been specified, but they are understood to have worked at the restricted Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF), located in the city of Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod. Head of the institute’s press service, Tatyana Zalesskaya, confirmed the arrests to Russian news agency Interfax.

She added that she understood a criminal case has been brought against the engineers: “Similar attempts have recently been registered in a number of large companies with large computing capacities, which will be severely suppressed at our enterprises, this is technically a hopeless and criminal offense.”

The Federal Nuclear Center — the heart of Russia’s nuclear operations — reportedly employs up to 20,000 people and its supercomputer boasts a capacity of 1 petaflop, the equivalent of 1,000 trillion calculations per second. It’s a perfect fit, as mining cryptocurrencies requires great computational power and huge amounts of energy.

In the Cold War, the USSR’s first nuclear bomb was produced at Sarov, during Joseph Stalin’s rule. The top-secret town was not even marked on Soviet maps and special permits are still required for Russians to visit it. The town is surrounded by a tightly guarded no-man’s-land, with barbed wire fences to keep the curious away. There are even suspicions that the radioactive polonium-210 used to kill ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 came from Sarov.

Crowdfunding for ICOs is going to help crypto startups make their way through but, firstly, building a sustainable platform is required by its creators. CoinStarter’s marketing is the solution?

CoinStarterBox is world’s first and largest coin membership club and a marketing company for ICOs both inside and outside of our platform which was built-up on giving free tokens to users after every registration. It is a marketing campaign which was developed to support CoinStarter– a future ICO crowdfunding platform. CoinStarter is a first of its kind technology platform for the ICO crowdfunding market and it is the tool to ensure fast ICO crowdfunding. The company has a relatively user-friendly interface which is easy to navigate, however, a trial isn’t yet possible as the platform will be launched after ICO is finished and if successful. It is also easy to understand the concept of the project, so the ICO will really shed light on the general perception of the idea by crypto enthusiasts.

The concept of CoinStarterBox is to enable new projects to reach the user base and provide free coins in exchange for feedback from thousands of crypto enthusiasts. For a low monthly fee, users can receive coins delivered to their wallet every month. Coins are coming from its partners or companies which launch their ICO on CoinStarter. CoinStarterBox is the marketing project which allows the most promising ICO projects to reach into its member base and give them coins – for exchange the ICO will gain exposure and feedback. When a user receives those coins, he or she will also receive more information about the project the coins relate to and how one can use them, one can also participate in the ICO campaigns and get more coins from the creators themselves. All coins received via CoinStarterBox are curated by industry experts and relate to an ICO campaign that is either preparing or has an ongoing Pre-Sale, Pre-ICO or ICO period.

CoinStarterBox markets itself as the first and original ICO coin subscription service. Every month it sends carefully curated coins of the best ICOs to users’ Ethereum Wallets. There is a threefold process of joining the platform – Select which type of ICO categories you are interested in and add your Ethereum Wallet, Select the amount of coins you’d like to receive every month, Become a part of the CoinStarter. And there is a threefold process of how it works– CoinStarterBox finds and reviews the most promising ICOs, then the ICO creator sends a share of their coins to us to be sent to our members so they can raise awareness of their campaign and users receives coins. After your purchase or renewal occurs, it then takes three to seven business days for your coins to arrive into your Ethereum Wallet.

Free tokens sound great and receiving the best ones at lower market rates is even better as the value of coins, independently of traditional supply and demand rules, go up and down. Giving a try to CoinStarterBox can be an experience which will grow your future financial positioning in a diversified way. Coming down to CoinStarter ICO crowdfunding platform, it is fun to see how CoinStarterBox gains its popularity among the general public with 77,000+ users (according to CoinStarterBox website). Whereas, a lot can potentially be happening on CoinStarter. It takes understanding to really dive into the idea and its verticals. The ICO for CoinStarter is live now.

IAC is an automated platform that combines the best features of payment systems, cashback services, and affiliate programs. In other words, this is a system of marketplace with a multilevel recommendation system that allows you not only to make purchases at favorable prices but also to earn money on the referrals’ cashbacks.

For the first 4 years, the platform has increased the number from several hundreds of users to 650.000, reached a turnover of $10 million dollars and laid the groundwork for its development in Russia and CIS countries. The next step is the technological transformation of the platform to achieve new, transparent and financial security for both customers and suppliers. This is why IAC is running an ICO.

With the transition to blockchain and internal payments in the cryptocurrency AutoUnit, IAC will be able to provide additional opportunities as for the customers as for the suppliers. On the one hand, the business needs to increase profit through the inflow of new consumers are satisfied and on the other hand, the consumers cut down their expenses thanks to cashback and discounts.

IAC offers customers:

  • goods and services at favorable prices from more than 12,000 suppliers;
  • ability to upgrade the status within the system to Partner or VIP partner levels, thereby increasing the cashback amount;
  • depending on the status, you can have access to different partners’ programmes;
  • earnings through the referral system.

IAC offers business:

  • opportunity to post their discount offers in a mobile application for customers;
  • advertising discounts;
  • management and employees motivation systems;
  • possibility to sell large wholesale lots;
  • free goods’ arrangement on the website (more than 45,000 users per month);
  • constant customers’ flow from all over the world;
  • large customer base;
  • mobile loyalty program and monetization of AutoBonus consumers;
  • a system of referral links for users’ registrations; In case if a user makes a purchase from a competitor the business receives a part of their cashback.

Thus, IAC solves the problems of both parties as the consumers as the business. The consumer saves the money and business attract more customers. Blockchain will help the project to become even safer and more transparent due to the fact that after the transition to the use of decentralized financial mechanisms, it will allow to make all calculations, introduce and withdraw funds even if the company itself is no longer in force. Over time blockchain will also make possible transferring payments in cryptocurrency. You can support this project by participating in its tokensale.

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It is Friday morning and it’s time to put together the penultimate of our twice a day bitcoin price watch pieces for this week. Action overnight was relatively stable, with the majority of the evening bringing with it a range between the $8000 level and the $8300 level, meaning that these two levels are going to factor pretty heavily into our approach during the session today.

So, without wasting any time, let’s jump straight into our analysis and put forward a strategy that we can use to try and take advantage of any movement we see during the session today. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we are looking to jump in and out of the markets according to the rules of our intraday strategy.

The chart is a one-minute candlestick chart and it has our primary range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range that we are looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 8172 and resistance to the upside at 8332.

Standard breakout rules apply for the session, so we’ll be jumping in long on a close above resistance towards an immediate upside target of 8600.

A stop on the position somewhere in the region of 8250 will ensure we’re taken out of the trade if things turn against us.

Looking the other way, a close below support will have us in short towards 8040.

Let’s see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

For years, scientists have been working on neuro-controlling technology. Various studies and tests have been conducted to ascertain the long-term viability, merits and demerits of using these technologies. Among various concepts, the notable ones include prosthetic limbs that could be attached to bone, muscles and nerves of the patients, instead of conventional procedures where sockets are used to connect prosthetics to the body and surface electrodes to help control them. This could allow people who have lost their limbs to overcome the loss to lead a close to normal life without much hinderance. But so far, the ability to control objects using the power of thought has been limited, and it could soon change for good.

What is Neuro-Control?

It is a technologically facilitated process which allows a person to directly manipulate a device using a thought transmitted by brain waves/electrical signals. A neuro-control device is one that is configured to give a human the ability to control their environment directly through thought. Given the right ML algorithms, the thoughts can be interpreted into action.

The potential uses for neuro-controlled devices are vast. This could be a breakthrough in treatment, control, prevention and improvement of medicine, electronics, virtual reality, robotics, transportation, manufacturing, among other possible applications. Building on this vision, Neurogress, a company based in Geneva, Switzerland, already integrates its software and mechatronic control into thought-controlled prostheses and robots.

Enriching Neurogress’ vision.

Neurogress develops software for neuro-controlling electronics and machinery. Ultimately, Neurogress aims to create an entire ecosystem made out of a library of ML algorithms connected to neuro-controlled devices based on its software platform developed to bring the limitations of existing neural interfaces to a minimum. The company intends to do so by building a decentralized platform of neutro-control systems to make the control of electronics easier than ever.

These emerging devices will be informed by aspirations and design requirements drawn from diverse fields of human endeavor to help boost the acceptance of this technology in everyday aspects of life. Software and hardware developers are at the starting point, but the inputs from of designers, artists, technology enthusiasts and philanthropists will also play an important part in shaping the solutions that takes Neurogress one step closer to making its vision a reality.

The goal for Neurogress is to go beyond encouraging developers to bring innovative new neuro-controlled devices to the market. Neurogress will revolutionize how people interact with machines by developing the right technology to move the world away from reliance on cumbersome physical interfaces. The company is at the forefront of the realization of this vision to transform how people bring their creative and intellectual pursuit to fruition.

There is an abundance of neural interfaces in the market today. Currently available devices can read basic brain signals. However, these devices are not capable of achieving a high level of specificity in reading and responding to brain commands. They simply cannot be relied upon to achieve complex objectives. To solve this limitation, Neurogress is looking to introduce a solution that actively generates an evolving algorithm for interpreting individual’s brain signals and greatly increase the potential for sending detailed and precise commands to a device for an equally precise action.

The Role of Blockchain

Neurogress is in the process of building a technology that can train AI for neurocontrol and the use of decentralized infrastructure will prevent the cutting-edge tech with widespread applications from being monopolized by any single entity or corporation. At the same time, to achieve its goal, the company’s ecosystem revolves around the Neurogress SDK and big data of user neural activity. The big data collected will be stored for now on centralised servers until solutions like IPFS mature to fill the complex needs of Dapps. The individual input of each person training the specific purpose algorithms will be hashed into the Blockchain, minimising storage of data. Only quality data from the training pools will be validated, stored, and rewarded with NRG.

The use of advanced algorithms and large volumes of data will require high levels of data integrity and demanding resources, which is better managed by a combination of distributed storage along with a Blockchain infrastructure. The machine learning process with neural activity data from algorithm trainers constantly enhances the advanced algorithms, which accelerates the process of mastering neurocontrol. Decentralization allows software and hardware developers to make use of Neurogress algorithms to not only run their systems but also provide crowdsourced datasets for training the AI.

The consensus algorithm “Proof of Thought” refers to a distribution mechanism aimed at rewarding only the human input that passes quality checks. Along with it, the platform will have normal ASIC resistant “Proof of Work” that allows machines to race algos that validate the quality of the input data.

In addition, Blockchain has proven itself to be an ideal transaction processing mechanism, which would prove to be handy with the marketplace and for deep learning and machine learning algorithms alongside the Maker Zone marketplace within the Neurogress ecosystem.

The decentralized structure will ensure safe payments and a guarantee of a full user compliance with user agreements while being resistant to hacking attacks and imparting transaction tracking features. Neurogress is yet to decide which platform will be ideal for its long-term needs, be it Ethereum, IOTA, EOS, another emerging technology or a native Blockchain and cryptocurrency – this will be concluded when the project reaches its development stage. The first instance of deployment will be on the Ethereum Blockchain.

A Community-Driven Ecosystem

Creation of a neuro controlled smart environment is achieved through Neurogress Ecosystem which is aimed to deliver mutual benefits of neuro-control developments to all parties via the Neurogress platform. Neurogress decentralized ecosystem ensures that the device manufacturers, control users, software developers and algorithm trainers are supported by the Neurogress AI-based software and the Neurogress Blockchain-Neurotech-AI foundation and brought into a collaboration which allows to constantly improve the quality of brain signal pattern recognition.

This approach guarantees accurate, sophisticated neuro-control for the multitude of devices around us. For the devices requiring specialized control interfaces, neuro-controlled devices will require specialized protocols for every new form of control, which will be easy to achieve with all players under one ecosystem.

Token Generation Event

Approximately 58,500 ETH are required to launch the Neurogress project. The funds will largely be allocated for Software, marketplace and ecosystem development among other allocations. The total volume of company tokens is set at 100,000,000 NRG, where the company plans to reserve 50% of these tokens for project development with a condition of 40% lockout for 1 year after the Token Generation Event ends. The Pre-TGE is scheduled to be held in February to March 2018, while the TGE will be held in May through to June 2018. The tokens will go at a price of 0.0014318 ETH, where accepted currencies include ETH and BTC.

More information about Neurogress is available at –