Saifu, a Simple and Secure Cryptocurrency Solution

There’s a paradigm shift underway. The steady growth in popularity and value of cryptocurrencies in the past few years is forcing people to rethink the concept of money. At this point, it seems certain that cryptocurrencies will play a major role in how we store and exchange value in the future. We are on the cusp of a digital revolution not unlike the explosion of the internet retailers of the last two decades.

In 2017, the major cryptocurrencies exploded in value – Bitcoin is worth ten times what it was one year ago, Ether is 66 times more valuable, Ripple is worth almost 200 times more. Obviously, this level of growth has attracted a lot of interest. Everyone wants an investment with that sort of value. However, for most people cryptocurrencies can be difficult to buy, hard to keep safe and impossible to use for many day-to-day financial transactions.

Currently, a user can buy Bitcoin from an exchange like Coinbase or Binance using their credit card, for a fee. But then the user has a difficult decision: what do they do with their Bitcoin? They can leave it on the exchange, but a number of major exchanges have been hacked, gone insolvent, or simply disappeared with their customers’ money. They can transfer the Bitcoin to an online wallet, but this also presents a lot of security risks. The transfer could be monitored by hackers, who would then have access to the Bitcoin. Alternatively, the user could transfer their Bitcoin to a hardware wallet. This is the most secure solution but also presents security risks. The Bitcoin is now sitting on a computer. What if it fails, or is stolen? And what can the user do with those Bitcoin? Transfer them back to an exchange and sell them, then transfer the funds back to their account? That’s an unwieldy process with fees at every step.

These safety concerns and the lack of integration between fiat and cryptocurrencies have given potential users the impression that cryptocurrencies are only for the technologically inclined. Many businesses would consider the benefits of accepting cryptocurrencies, but this perception makes them reluctant.

Cryptocurrencies cannot remain the exclusive domain of the techies. Saifu is a startup out of Europe that wants to make cryptocurrencies easy to buy, sell and spend, all with bank-grade security and regulation.

Fiat and Cryptocurrencies on One Secure Platform

Saifu’s goal is to make cryptocurrencies accessible to the average consumer in a secure and simple platform. After a simple onboarding procedure that satisfies Know Your Client (KYC) regulations, a Saifu user will have access to a single account capable of holding both cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies. They’ll be issued a Mastercard linked to this account, and can use the Saifu mobile app to check balances, send payments, and exchange fiat and cryptocurrencies.

These are IBAN accounts, designed to remove the complexity surrounding the crypto-economy, without compromising the security of either currency. To ensure this, the platform will provide a multi-layered, bank-grade security system, with the key purpose of providing customers with security for all their deposits.

The founders of the firm are Alexander Legoshin and Evgeny Vigovskly. Legoshin is an entrepreneur, investor and former board member at Rigas Gaze. Vigovsky was the global head of Kaspersky Lab’s DDoS protection, where he worked for over 12 years. They have both introduced high-tech products and services to the global market. Using their experience in fintech, information security, blockchain technology, product management and software development, they have spearheaded the creation and development of the Saifu platform.

Established in 2016, Saifu has already developed a range of personal services for consumers, and are operating in a closed beta. The firm will introduce additional services for businesses and financial institutions, as well as expanding their range of services to consumers. Registration for the open beta version is available now at

Saifu Features

For businesses, Saifu provides a product that helps to store and use fiat and cryptocurrencies for their daily operations. Saifu enables them to easily establish payroll programs in both cryptocurrency and fiat currency and facilitates cryptocurrency acquisition and payments for both online and offline business. Saifu will soon issue branded prepaid debit cards that are linked to the business’s Saifu accounts, making a fiat or cryptocurrency transaction as easy as it would be using a traditional bank as an intermediary.

For individuals, Saifu will provide a simple and secure platform that lets them buy, sell, and spend cryptocurrencies seamlessly. Users can rest easy knowing their cryptocurrencies are safe from hackers, protected by Thales nShield hardware security modules. Their fiat currencies will be similarly protected in IBAN accounts, connected to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) and integrated with the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA). They’ll be issued Saifu Mastercard prepaid debit cards that can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted, and Saifu intends to later add NFC functionality so users can pay with their phone via Apple Pay, Android Pay, or Samsung Pay. Fiat purchases can be instantly funded with the user’s cryptocurrencies.

The Future of Saifu

Saifu hopes to unveil the above features in their open beta, available Q2 ’18, but they have big plans for the future. Saifu will continue development of their trading bot for cryptocurrencies, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data. Saifu will apply for principal licenses from both Visa and MasterCard, achieving their goal of becoming an authorized payment institution with an Electronic Money Institution license.

Saifu is in the midst of their ICO, which opened on February 19, and is set to end on April 30, 2018. The Saifu token (SFU) will be used to pay for all transaction fees on the Saifu website and app, and token holders will be eligible for cashback and other bonuses. They’re currently offered at a price of 0.0001 BTC. The tokens are ERC20 compliant and Saifu expects they will be traded on the three exchanges from the start, in addition to the Saifu platform. The soft cap is set at $10,000,000 and the hard cap at $49,000,000. Much of the ICO funding will go to expanding to new jurisdictions and additional licenses, which have high liquidity requirements. Additional funding will pay for marketing, infrastructure, and R&D.

Saifu promises an easy and secure way for consumers to buy, sell, and use their cryptocurrencies, and offers useful crypto services for businesses. With these features, Saifu has the potential to become a household name across the globe.

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Mobile Gaming Market

Mobile games have exploded in popularity over the last decade, thanks to Apple’s iPhone and the App Store. By 2017, the industry grew to almost 3 billion active players and generated more than $43 billion in revenue globally. The field contributes 47% of revenue and is the leading gaming segment.

Greater than 2.2 million mobile apps exist in the App Store and almost a million of these are gaming apps. Due to the abundance of games, developers must continually find ways to connect games with players, keep players engaged, and find new and better ways to increase monetization.

One of the first “cryptogaming” companies in existence, RewardMob aims to take over the $906 million mobile eSports industry.

What is RewardMob?

Blockchain technology has proven so efficient and reliable that it is now being incorporated into more and more industries that can utilize and benefit from the inherent speed, security, and immutability of the ledger.

RewardMob is a mobile eSports reward platform that harnesses the power of blockchain technology through integration with the Waves platform. Game Developers partner with RewardMob to allow their players the opportunity to earn RewardMob loyalty tokens (RMOB), cash and other prizes when participating in Free-to-Play mobile eSports tournaments. The platform can be easily integrated into any mobile game and RewardMob then facilitates the fully managed tournaments.

Alongside the Free-to-Play tournaments, RewardMob is set to launch a Pay-to-Play version later in the year, as well as Weekend Championship tournaments with high-roller pots on the Free-to-Play platform in Q2 of 2018.

Growth Model

Due to the potential for millions of users and the enormous amount of transactions which will occur on the platform each day, the RewardMob developers chose to utilize the speed and security of the Waves platform.

The RewardMob app was released in 2017 and already has over 50,000 users – each of which also has a wallet on the Waves platform that securely holds the RewardMob digital currency otherwise known as the RMOB token.

As game developers partner with RewardMob, their players are offered the option of creating a RewardMob account which will be required to participate in tournaments and earn rewards in the games. Therefore, growth is organic and potentially explosive. If successful, RewardMob will help to make the Waves platform one of the most widely used blockchain platforms in existence.

The RewardMob Advantage

Once a player is introduced to the world of competitive gaming, mobile esports can prove very addicting. The more skilled the player, the better the chance of a winning placement in a tournament. The longer the game is played, the more opportunity to win tokens, cash, and other prizes. Gamers are motivated to play which naturally results in increased session times and improved player loyalty.

Another advantage of using the blockchain-powered platform is increased monetization; RewardMob shares a portion of ad revenue with game developers and advertiser engagement is central to keeping the Free-to-Play platform free to both players and developers. While most game development studios are figuring out ways to introduce ads into games without frustrating players, RewardMob takes the ads out of the game and centralizes them within the RewardMob app. Advertiser engagement is voluntary and linked to the reward opening process thereby making the process much more gratifying. As rewards will collect in the RewardMob app and can be opened at any time, at no point does advertiser engagement interrupt gameplay – a key feature of the RewardMob design.

The platform encourages players to churn between the games within the RewardMob community thereby connecting players to new titles and enhancing discovery without significant effort or cost on the part of the developer.

RewardMob allows developers to increase player retention and gameplay, improve the player experience, and add revenue stream with additional monetization, faster payouts, and the absence of chargebacks.

Compare this to the current model in which it can take up to 90 days for game developers to receive payments from ad networks and chargebacks can run as high as 18% and the advantages are clear!

What Do the Numbers Say?

  • 187% – Increase in gameplay session time
  • 212% – Increase in user retention
  • 257% – Increase in revenue
  • 94% – Rewards opened versus won/earned
  • 50k+ – Number of users
  • 3m+ – Total number of rewards opened
  • 8m+ – RMOB tokens won
  • 500k+ – Number of tournament entries

Turn Any Mobile Game into a Competitive eSport in Three Steps


Install the RewardMob SDK into the game (drag and drop).


Customize prize distribution in the game with RewardMob.


Republish the new version of the game.

The RewardMob Tournament Ticket Sale

RewardMob is set to launch a public ticket sale on March 13, 2018.

As the product is live and the platform already features a working token, the RewardMob developers have chosen to take a very different approach to the traditional token sale model. During the public sale, RewardMob will sell entry tickets to the Weekend Championship tournaments which will be held on the Free-to-Play platform. The tickets will be used to bypass the qualifying tournaments for these high-roller pots.

RMOB tokens will never be directly sold through RewardMob. The only way to obtain them is to earn and win them through gameplay or by purchasing them on an exchange after the public sale has ended.

Participants in the public sale will receive one ticket per $1 USD. As a bonus, they will also receive a corresponding number of RMOB tokens dependent on how many tickets are purchased and at what stage of the sale.

The RMOB Token

The RMOB token is the heart and soul of the RewardMob platform.

Unlike traditional mobile games in which any virtual “gems” or “coins” earned can only be used within the same game, the RMOB tokens can be used both within the RMOB platform and within partner games.

Players can remove value from the game at their discretion and have access to any earned or won tokens immediately after the tournament.

Similarly, the token allows for game developers to be paid in real time after every tournament.

Token Usability

The RMOB token allows for a unifying payment method: a currency with which game publishers, game developers, advertisers, and businesses can receive and send funds in a secure environment with faster transaction speeds.

Tokens can also be used for entry to Pay-to-Play tournaments.

Finally, RMOB tokens reward experience and loyalty: users can upgrade their profiles, earn rewards for new player referrals, and redeem tokens for auto spin functionality.

Tournament Tickets (ICO equivalent)
Start date: March 13th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 PM GMT
Minimum transaction: USD 20.00
End date: March 27th, 2018
End time: 8:00 PM GMT
Maximum transaction: USD 10,000.00

Players must acquire tickets to enter Weekend Championship tournaments. Pre-purchasing them during the sale allows eligibility for an early bird bonus of RMOB tokens.

The maximum purchase is 10,000 tickets.

Any unsold tokens will be burned.

Over 30,000 members have registered for the pre-sale.

Accepted payment methods include Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Waves.

RewardMob token supply and distribution

The total token amount created is three billion tokens. The number is fixed in perpetuity.

Token supply and distribution:

  • Game pool: 1.092 Billion [36.4%]
  • Loyalty bonus pool: 1.008 Billion [33.6%]
  • Growth reserve tokens: 0.3 Billion [10%]
  • RewardMob company: 0.6 Billion [20%]
  • Total token supply: 3.0 Billion

The Mt Gox hack back in 2014 was one of the largest Bitcoin heists in history. Four years ago cryptocurrency was the relatively unknown domain of tech geeks and futurists so this did not make big news. The Tokyo based exchange handled as much as 70% of the world’s Bitcoin transactions at the time. It has been revealed that a UK company has been linked to the theft of 650,000 Bitcoins from the exchange.

Unraveling the Mt Gox Robbery

According to a BBC report the London-based firm Always Efficient LLP claimed to be operating the exchange at the time though it was not clear who operated the company. Mark Karpeles, who operated Mt Gox, apologized to investors at the time and cooperated with the investigation, at the end of which the FBI arrested a Russian citizen in connection with the theft.

The exchange collapsed when clients could no longer withdraw their funds.  For the first time since the hack Mark Karpeles has spoken out as he told the BBC in a Radio 4 investigation;

“It felt like… when you fall from a building and you see the ground getting closer, and you feel like you are about to die. Mt Gox went from interesting project to being, I would say, a daily nightmare of dealing with banks, governments, people I never knew existed.”

He said, explaining how the site grew rapidly beyond expectations. According to the report investigators now claim that almost half the stolen Bitcoins from Mt Gox ended up at rival exchange BTC-e. The FBI stated that this exchange was a hub for cyber-crime and filtering ill-gotten gains, often in Bitcoin. The exchange claimed to be operated by a British company called Always Efficient LLP. This was likely to be a shell company setup to facilitate the movement of money through several layers hindering the tracking process.

The FBI have linked two more Russians to the BTC-e exchange and documents revealed how the stolen Mt Gox money was laundered through various accounts, usernames, and email addresses allegedly controlled by a Mr Alexander Vinnik.

He was arrested last year in Greece and the US Department of Justice wants to extradite him to face 21 counts of money laundering and other financial crimes in the US. Karpeles was also arrested and charged with embezzlement related to payments worth $2.3 million which he denies.

Japanese bankruptcy laws state that the remaining Bitcoins on Mt Gox were valued at the going rate at the time of the incursion, $420. Those who lost out at the time are hoping to see those coins refunded at the current price which is over $10k. The case is ongoing but investors who lost out in 2014 could still come out on top due to the meteoric rise of Bitcoin over the past year.

Key Highlights

  • ADA price remained in a bearish zone and it recently broke the $0.2840 support against the US Dollar (tethered).
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $0.2780 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair (data feed via Bittrex).
  • The pair may correct a few points in the short term, but it remains sell on rallies around $0.2800.

Cardano price is placed in the bearish zone against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ADA/USD is likely to decline further with supports on the downside at $0.2710 and $0.2600.

Cardano Price Downtrend

There was no respite for buyers as there was no upside move above $0.3000 in ADA price against the US Dollar. The price remained in a bearish zone and settled below the $0.3000 level. It recently faced an increased selling pressure and broke a crucial support at $0.2840. It opened the doors for more losses and the price moved below $0.2800 and also settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average.

The recent low formed was $0.2710 from where the price started a minor upside correction. An initial resistance on the upside is around the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $0.2990 high to $0.2710 low. There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $0.2780 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair. However, the most important resistance is around the $0.2840 level. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $0.2990 high to $0.2710 low.

Cardano Price Technical Analysis ADA USD

Therefore, if the price corrects higher from the current levels, it may face sellers near $0.2840. On the downside, a break below the recent low of $0.2710 may push the price towards the $0.2600 level.

Hourly MACD – The MACD for ADA/USD is placed well into the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI – The RSI for ADA/USD is currently around the 40 level.

Major Support Level – $0.2600

Major Resistance Level – $0.2840


Charts courtesy – Trading View

Google searches using the keyword Bitcoin are down since the manic run of buying in late December. This marks the lowest interest based on Google trends since Bitcoin traded at $5,000.

Google Searches Match With Market Prices

Analysts who use Google searches as an indicator of market trends have noted that since the New Year searches with the word Bitcoin have dropped about 80%. This is with fluctuations as the market dropped and then has slowly regained some of its value.

Nick Colas, DataTrek Research co-founder, who called Bitcoin “the gateway drug of cryptocurrency” on CNBC’s “Fast Money” charted the spike and decline of Google searches related to Bitcoin and correlated it with trade activity.

He went on to say that a lot of movement in the market now is lateral as opposed to new investor money. That is investors taking money from Bitcoin and putting it into Ethereum or Litecoin and that the Google search percentages reinforce that by showing gains in those coin names used in searches as the market cap increases.

“So far (google) it’s been a very reliable indicator, it showed us the way up and now it’s showing us the way back down.”

Stated Colas, he added that based on the trends he doesn’t see a price recovery in the near future since he doesn’t see a rebound in search percentages.

Google Searches Can’t Predict all Investment

Though Google searches may closely represent retail investor interest (single person or small groups) and movements, it doesn’t necessarily chart the interests of institutional investors.

Analysts who follow institutional money are seeing hedge funds putting aside large amounts of revenue for crypto investment while they continue to research and study trends in the markets.

One analyst from “Fast Money” called out for Bitcoin to skyrocket again once the institutional funds turn the corner and start to invest heavily in the crypto market, noting there are only $22 million wallets (cryptocurrency storage devices) in the world but a lot more brokerages.

The opposition argues that individual interest in Bitcoin can’t be charted the way traditional market investor interest can be. That there is a large audience, or arguably, a generation of potential investors that would have no need to Google ‘Bitcoin’.

Those who are already interested and invested are going directly to Reddit sub-threads that deal specifically with what they want to know or are following their advisers on Twitter directly. This may be a case of using outdated tools to try and predict a market that has since its inception been unpredictable to analysts who grew up studying trends in the fiat marketplace.

Initial Coin Offerings must comply with laws associated with money laundering and anti-terrorism that require reporting suspicious investors to authorities according to a newly released letter from the treasury department.

New Information on Old Regulations

In December 2017 Senator Ron Wyden (OR-D) requested information from the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) about its efforts at oversight and enforcement related to cryptocurrency.

FINCEN’s response to the senator was published yesterday though originally dated Feb. 13. The letter explained that companies offering ICOs may be legally considered as money transmitters and therefore be subject to laws set up to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism which apply to money services businesses under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).

FINCEN goes on to broadly explain that these acts apply to any project involved in “convertible virtual currency” which “either has an equivalent in real currency or acts as a substitute for real currency” as laid out in a 2013 guidance from the Treasury Bureau.

The letter then obfuscates things by adding that depending on the particulars of an ICO project, regulation may fall under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

In order to comply, companies must register with FINCEN as a money transmitter business and will then be held responsible to investigate and report suspicious customer activity to the proper authorities.

While some companies involved in ICOs have already registered anticipating this sort of regulation many more have not. Not doing so according to the BSA can carry up to five years in a federal penitentiary. For states that have not yet created their own regulations on digital currency this ruling may be used as a guideline for the future, requiring newly launching ICOs to obtain a money transmitters license.

Regulations Need Clarification

While some see this as old news that relates to the 5-year-old guidelines laid out by the Treasury Bureau and welcome regulation that looks to curb burgeoning crypto-crimes others are worried about the ambiguous nature of the letter.

“In general it will continue to chill that (ICO) activity in relation with U.S. purchasers,”

Said Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at industry advocacy Coin Center.

ICOs by startups and individuals raised $4 billion in 2017 and judging by projects like Telegram’s TON ICO project, which has raised nearly two billion US alone so far this year, 2018 will see a big uptick.

This information may prove especially problematic for companies that do business in the US but are registered offshore and don’t strictly fall under the guidelines, but may still be held responsible for the actions of their investors.

It may also become a burden that keeps some very small ICO projects, started by just a couple of people, from seeing fruition because of legal costs needed to unravel the various regulations that come into play.

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price failed to remain in a bullish zone and broke the $0.9450 support against the US dollar.
  • Yesterday’s short-term connecting bullish trend line with support at $0.9400 was broken on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The pair is currently under pressure and it may fall back towards the $0.8800.

Ripple price declined further in the bearish zone against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD may accelerate declines towards or below $0.8800.

Ripple Price Decline

There was no recovery above $1.00 yesterday in Ripple price against the US Dollar. The price extended declines and moved below a major support area near $0.9400. The decline was substantial as the price closed below the $0.9200 support as well. There was even a close below the 100 hourly simple moving average and the price traded as low as $0.8928.

During the downside move, yesterday’s short-term connecting bullish trend line with support at $0.9400 was broken on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. It opened the doors for more gains and the price is now at a risk of more declined below $0.8900. An initial resistance on the upside is around the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $0.9802 high to $0.8928 low. There are many hurdles on the upside near the $0.9400 level and the 100 hourly SMA. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $0.9802 high to $0.8928 low is at $0.9356.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

On the downside, the recent low of $0.8928 is a short term support. A break below the mentioned level could push the price towards $0.8800. Any further losses below $0.8800 could be very bearish for XRP in the near term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is placed nicely in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is currently well below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $0.8800

Major Resistance Level – $0.9400


Charts courtesy – Trading View

It is no doubt that the decline in BTC is literally pushing EOS, NEO, LTC and Monero prices down. The correction of this recent appreciation seem to be on its early stages and considering this, we recommend LTC or Monero straight sells with every high a shorting opportunity in the lower time frames.

Let’s have a look at these charts:

XLM/USD (Lumens)

Lumens Technical Analysis
XLM/USD Daily Chart for March 7, 2018

Lower lows and higher highs-that has been the theme of Stellar Lumens price action over the past couple of days.

Yes, our trade plan remains constant. However, considering yesterday’s lower lows and bearish confirmation towards $0.30, I cannot discount possibilities of further deterioration of prices especially if we refer to price developments in the 4HR chart.

Indeed, we are cognizant of current price pattern and being aware of the bullish break out pattern that’s still valid, I will watch if there is a follow through of yesterday’s bears and a breach below $0.30 in today’s session.

After all, $0.30 is right at the break out support trend line in the 4HR chart and this confluence is particularly important for our Lumens price projections.

Our immediate resistance is the middle BB and $0.40 and that’s where we have been holding our buy guns for a while now.

XMR/USD (Monero)

Monero Technical Analysis
XMR/USD Daily Chart for March 7, 2018

After a bear pin bar, an over-extension and a bearish engulfing pattern right at the main resistance trend line, our Monero bearish forecast came to pass.

Even though we were neutral since prices were oscillating at key resistance levels, yesterday’s confirmation means sellers can actually fine tune entries in the 4HR chart and aim for $300 or $255.

Of course, the middle BB which correspond roughly to $300 remains our first layer of support and should be important since we are overly bullish and trading a break out.

$255 will be the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level and the lower limit-and break out level-of this potential bear run.


EOS Technical Analysis
EOS/USD Daily Chart for March 7, 2018

Even after tinge bit of positivity, EOS is now dropping like a rock. Yes we had a couple of fundamentals like the EOS Air Drops list and all but since prices found the middle BB at around $8.5 and yesterday’s buy triggers impervious, sellers are literally in the driving seat.

In my view, today’s price action might not be as rapid-as yesterday’s-and prices might ease off from $7.0 which as we can see is our first significant level of support before $5.8.

Anyway, as long as today’s candlestick is bearish, then chances of $7.0 caving in is high and  in that case, sellers should actually fine tune entries and aim for $5.8.


LTC Technical Analysis
LTC/USD Daily Chart for March 7, 2018

For demonstration on why confirmation and patience is important, LTC can be a prime example. Yes, we had that bullish break above in the 4HR chart but the depreciation of prices thereafter has been astounding.

Because of that single bearish engulfing candlestick closing below $200 and the main support line-the middle BB, chances are prices might move back to February 14 lows of $150 or there about. Trading will be easy today.

All we have to do is look for stochastics shorts in the 1HR chart and short with first targets at $180, 61.8% Fibonacci retracement line.


NEO Technical Analysis
NEO/USD Daily Chart for March 7, 2018

Our sell triggers are now active and since prices are now below the support trend line, we shall trade this NEO bearish break out with immediate targets of $60.

That is February 6 lows and the genesis of this short term bullish pattern that failed to close above $155.

Notice that this level there is a double bar reversal pattern and is around the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level. NEO bear pressure might even increase if today end up bearish since that will mean candlesticks will now be banding along the lower BB.

All BitFinex, Bittrex and CoinBase charts courtesy of Trading View

Online gambling is as popular as ever, with hundreds of new online casinos opening their virtual doors every day on the web. However, despite their seemingly inexhaustible popularity, there is one massive drawback to online casino gaming, and it is inherently linked to the way online casinos operate.

We’ve all heard the old saying “The house always wins” and it is a saying that goes all the way back to the first brick and mortar casinos in Europe and Asia. The saying remains popular because, in its essence, it is absolutely true. “All casino games, whether they are found in traditional brick and mortar establishments or online, have one thing in common – the odds are always stacked against the player. Players might be winning for a short period of time and think that they cracked the code, but in reality they are just “running hot” and sooner or later the variance will do its job to favour the house” explained Adrian Casey CEO at ZeroEdge.Bet. He also added: “Most of the players are unaware of the mathematical principles that make beating the casino virtually impossible. Therefore, our goal at ZeroEdge.Bet will be to educate players about gambling and prevent them from falling victims to its traps.

The new Zeroedge Casino, which uses its own form of cryptocurrency called Zerocoin, aims to solve the age-old problem of the house always winning by completely doing away with the dreaded “house edge” altogether. This essentially means that, for the first time in the history of gambling, players will have a real, true and fair shot at actually winning their games at Zeroedge Casino.

How the revolutionary model works?

Zeroedge Casino is currently making massive waves throughout the online gambling industry by being the first online casino and gambling destination to launch a true 0% house edge (the advantage the casino has over the player). So how does this new revolutionary model actually work.

Unlike traditional online casinos, where they make their profit directly off the losses of their players, Zeroedge Casino actually avoids this practice altogether. Instead, Zeroedge makes its profit off the rising Zerocoin value. Zeroedge is creating a network made up of thousands of unique game providers, all using Zerocoin as their single currency. Entities will be able to design and build their uniquegames directly on the ZeroEdge platform. All tools and infrastructure will be provided to make this process user-friendly and increase the adoption of Zerocoin, while maximizing brand exposure.Add to that a guaranteed 0% house edge and you have a completely revolutionary concept that is guaranteed to turn the online casino industry on its head and change the way you think of online gambling forever.

How willZerocoin price increase?

The fact that Zeroedge Casino network offers gamblers a true 0% house advantage on all of their games is the spark that will blow the online gambling industry wide open. Of course, no online gambler worth their salt would rather choose traditional online casino games (where the house has anywhere from 1%-10% advantage over the player), over Zeroedge Casino games with a provable 0% house edge.

However, in order to play at Zeroedge Casino, players will need to first buy Zerocoins. Now, as more and more players learn about the incredible 0% house edge, they will want to get their slice of the pie. This will then increase the value and the demand for Zerocoin exponentially.

Pre-ICO is open – 79% discount & low hard cap!

The Pre-ICO is set to start on the 28th of February 2018, closing out on the 15th of March 2018. Pre-ICO bonus are 79% discount with a low hard cap – 1500 eth.

Disclaimer: The author does not provide investment advice. This article has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for investment advice.

By now, Bitcoin is as famous as can be.

But deep down, Bitcoin is just blockchain technology disrupting our concept of money.

Blockchain is rapidly revolutionizing more and more industries. And it’s all thanks to tokens, tools that aim to do more than just to replace money.

Nowadays, the legal cannabis industry is just another stage for the blockchain to rock in.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a cannabis enthusiast yourself, an investor or just an up-to-date citizen of the world, the speed at which social and political perception of cannabis are shifting is a sight to behold (see USA and Canada).

Last year, several tokens and coins tied to cannabis emerged, meeting this fast-growing market. Analysts point to an even better development for 2018. Both tokens and the industry are truly flying high.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a user, connoisseur, business-owner or investor, you absolutely must understand how this game will play out.

So, buckle up, because here we are about to break down the cannabis industry, then discuss the most important tokens that will stick to its unstoppable growth. We’ll also get to highlight some talking points along the way.

Because the hard part of this popularity peak of cannabis tokens has led to so many projects and start-ups that choosing the right one has become a huge hassle; so we’ve taken the liberty to do the homework.

Here’s what’s going down.

Cannabis industry

Recreative cannabis was first legalized in 2014 in the state of Colorado. In the following years another 9 states joined the legalization initiative in the US (1). Since then the market has experimented an ongoing boom, creating thousands of jobs and millions in tax revenue.

Some years down the line, historians may well call it the green rush.

An enormous user base and no previous legal competition make this a market ripe for investment. The industry of legal cannabis is expected to grow at least by 16% each year until 2025.

By then, it’ll have reached a market cap of $24 billion.

And the growth is fast. Dispensaries’ monthly revenue has increased from $10 million in 2014 to above $70 million in 2016.

This has impacted cannabis price. In that same timeframe, average price per gram has plummeted from $45 to $12.77 in Washington for example (2). This has been ideal to keep a steadily growing demand.

Credits to Frontier Financial Group

But this infant market could grow faster. Indeed, the tricky legal status of the plant hinders the growth of this industry.

Not only do they have to fight against social prejudices and federal laws in conflict with state regulation. Cannabis businesses still have no access no banking. Their multi-million dollar industry runs mostly on cash.

Besides, there are no standards for product quality, use of pesticides and origin.

It is wild.

But where governments and regulation have failed to make room for a strong, growing industry, blockchain has come to the rescue. Many tokens and solutions have sprung last year, ready to give the cannabis market a turbo boost.

First, let’s check why tokens can be catalyzers for change.

The Tokens: An Overview



You’re probably asking yourself how on earth can a big business flourish without access to banking.

Picture gas stations, fast food chains or pharmacies working on cash only.

Sadly the federal ban on cannabis prevents banks from servicing cannabis dispensaries and related businesses.

That’s why many cannabis tokens are basically payment solutions like bitcoin is.

This means they’re straightforward ways to facilitate payments between industry players like dispensaries, clients and growers. In a way, then, most cannabis tokens are basically cannabis-related money.

Thanks to a reliable, secure, digital tradable value coin, the logistics nightmare of cash-only dealing may be over.

We can call these tokens cannabis-money.

But there are others which aim even higher.

Projects like Paragon, Hemp Coin, Smoke Exchange and Budbo are trying to not just solve major hurdles in logistics and management. They want to tangibly improve the infrastructure of the whole cannabis industry.

How? By

  • Making supply chains more efficient and manageable,
  • Allowing payments between different parties
  • Increasing transparency when it comes to the origin of seeds and produces

And of course, there’s the odd one out. There’s one blockchain project from AgroTechFarm, that is about cannabis production.

That’s how we will divide the guide: production, cannabis-money, and infrastructure


You’re probably wondering how can a token affect cannabis production. Although it’s not so straightforward, you’ll see that blockchain can be used in many ways.

The cool part: changing how cannabis is produced will transform the industry. Especially if it can disrupt the distinction between industrial producers and individual users.




AgroTechFarm occupies a blue ocean in the cannabis industry. The aim of the project is to provide a zero-chemical, zero-environmental impact way to grow cannabis and other crops.

Their product uses aeroponics in their smart appliance for organically growing cannabis, tomatoes, peppers and other large crops at home. The appliance allows people to become self-sufficient and produce their own fruits and vegetables. Everything is automated, the yield is optimized and less resources are used.

Since everything grows in the user’s kitchen there is no need for transportation neither for farming land. Considering that these two are among the biggest contributors to global warming.

We could not find any other cannabis token that was dealing with production. And it’s a nice combination of the cannabis industry with organic farming. In one sense, it implies diversification (the art of not putting all your eggs in one basket).

This means that in case the cannabis industry goes down, their other clients will be intact.

More about it in their whitepaper or on their website.

Industry Boosters: Infrastructure


Infrastructure is the backbone of all industries.

A market’s growth potential is worthless without proper infrastructure. Without it, nothing can happen. Think about it this way: even if you have the fastest car in the world, it would be good for nothing if there were no roads.

That’s why some visionary projects want to create a stronger base for all cannabis-related businesses to flourish.

The boost can come in many ways, as we’ve seen. And some projects focus one some over others, but each has something to contribute. This showcases blockchain’s amazing capability to change our markets!

Let’s jump in and see what these projects can offer.



Budbo has created a global cannabis blockchain, on which any ancillary service or cannabis related business can utilize and harness its immutable ledger.  

Budbo has been an operating company since 2015, offering an enterprise level suite of business products.  Budbo has a consumer mobile application that focuses primarily on product discovery, a dispensary and product manufacturer dashboard that breaks down predictive AI consumer analytics, and a GPS enabled program it calls Budbo Trax that monitors commercial cannabis shipments through geofencing technologies and electronic documentation.

Their app already has 75,000 individual active users and 2,000 dispensaries within their network. Their application has an interface similar to “Tinder”, in the way it allows users to quickly swipe through 100s of locally available strains and products.  Allowing for online ordering, or getting directions to the dispensary that has the desired product.

Budbo wants to integrate all players in the industry, with a stated mission of bringing together a solid global community.

Their platform currently involves seed suppliers, growers, dispensaries, users, and patients.

The platform will provide not just information, but tracking as well to help with complex local, state, and federal compliance regulations, which will benefit all recreational and medical cannabis users and patients.

Budbo is currently closing out their token sale, having sold more than 130,000,000 utility tokens. The tokens act as the API key for access to the transactions stored on the ledger.

Learn more about them from their whitepaper or on their website


The Hemp Coin project is a bit of a hybrid. It combines a payment solution with a mission to rebrand the industries they serve. In contrast with Dope Coin and Smoke Exchange, this project is one whole thing.

Their eight-page whitepaper does not shed much light on what they mean by this rebranding. The only explanation we get in their roadmap is that implies: “Connecting with agriculture industry to accept HempCoin’’.

A user on Reddit defended the team saying that the information was not made public due to pressure from competitors.

So, what we can make out of this is that they seek to develop a community of people who will be actively pushing pro-cannabis materials like artwork, blog posts and articles. This would, in turn, improve the image of cannabis and its industry.


paragon, budbo

Paragon intends to put the cannabis industry on blockchain through its extensive suite of solutions

Paragon successfully launched its initial platform and functionality in late 2017 and is now progressing towards a fully-fledged release in mid 2018.  

Importantly, Paragon aims to do a lot more than just solve part of the cash problem that the cannabis industry currently faces. Paragon is developing a seed-to-sale tracking solution for cannabis products. All users and governments will be able to verify the entire life cycle of a product for free and be certain that no data was manipulated or deleted. These solutions are all made possible by smart-contracts and fueled by PRG to incorporate all elements of the supply chain.

On top of the extensive blockchain-based solutions that Paragon is creating, the company is also launching Paragon Spaces – these are co-working spaces that serve the cannabis industry with flex desks and office space – all paid for in PRG.

Learn more about them from their whitepaper or on their website

Payments Solution

[PotCoin][Cannabis Coin][Canna Coin][Dope Coin]

All of these tokens are peer-to-peer cash systems devoted to payment within the cannabis industry. The -coin in their names says it all.

But do we really need a cannabis-bitcoin?

As we explained earlier, the industry is handicapped without access to banks. Security becomes a headache, logistics are nightmarish and your consumer base is hindered. This is all because of bad policy.

Crypto has always been praised as a way to go around governments and banking institutions. It’s even how most illegal trading is paid for, sadly.

So it’s inevitable that this new tech can now serve as the safe, easy to use money this industry so desperately needs.

As a bonus, a specialized payments solution allows for reward programs and community building and integration. So, if they become widely used, they do offer some benefits over money.

Let’s take a look at this new cannabis money!

Cannabis Coin and Canna Coin

cannabis coin, budbo

We bundled these two together since we found them to be quite similar in terms of what they do, when were they launched and how they perform.

Both projects market themselves as the peer-2-peer cash systems for cannabis and aim to facilitate payments to cannabis businesses in a secure way. Similar to a cannabis bitcoin.

Yet, their websites do not offer enough information about the projects or the teams. Information is good, always.

We could not find a dedicated whitepaper for either of them. Whitepapers have become the bread and butter of tokens market for a reason: they’re professional tools that explain all aspects of any token-venture.

The main issue is that dispensaries may not benefit from a dedicated token only for them. They have to pay for for most of their supplies and logistics in cash. It is possible that they will need something more widely used or more liquid.

If you are interested in the code, you can take a look over at Github, where you’ll find both.

Pot Coin

Pot Coin stands out among other tokens in this section. Their website looks professionally made and contains all the information you’ll need.

Also, its whitepaper is well laid out and there is a thorough explanation of how the company aims to reach every milestone on their roadmap.

PotCoin offers some key bonuses: it aims to tokenize seeds and strains through a reward program. People will be able to convert their PotCoins into real cannabis seeds. Also, those who develop a new strain will have the opportunity to sell it on their platform and earn tokens.

These two reward options sound like good incentives to prefer Potcoins over bitcoin or fiat money.

The resources we found were conflicting, one quoting them as the best among the cannabis bitcoins and another that was not so flattering.

So, what can we make out of them? It seems Pot Coin’s success or failure will largely depend on their skill and effort at creating and maintaining an engaged community.

Dope Coin/ Smoke Exchange

Just as the name suggests, Dope Coin is made to serve the underground world.

Their mission is to provide a payment solution for both the legal cannabis market and the illicit one like the darknet silk road.  

Since last year, when governments around the world announced they could now track bitcoin, privacy coins have been big. For example, the price of Monero (a secrecy-oriented cryptocurrency) skyrocketed from around $50 to around $300. This came about because the darknet was switching from bitcoin to Monero, to avoid wary eyes.

Just recently the Dope Coin team announced that they are starting a new project called Smoke Exchange that aims to be a marketing and advertising platform specifically for cannabis businesses. They will integrate dope coin and bitcoin as payments on this platform.

Smoke Exchange is to release a working demo in Q1/2018.

Get more information about Smoke Exchange from their whitepaper. Sadly, Dope Coin does not have one.

The future is even wilder

The cannabis industry is a wild place.

Cannabis tokens have come as a much-needed relief for its main issues, a powerful boost to its infrastructure, and as a new paradigm in its production.

These tokens are definitely a good buy in 2018.

But be cautious when it comes to projects without a working product or that have too much hype around them. We all know that sometimes huge profits can come from investing in tokens with a lot of FOMO surrounding them. Other times, it’s just a loss.

There are many ways to improve your decisions, but the key to all is basically the same: acquire as much reliable information as you can.

Pro tip: look at the whitepaper!

Think about the product, the solution they offer. Whatever your plans for the future, make sure to keep an eye out for the legal cannabis industry. It’s size, its potential and individual characteristics make it one of the most interesting of our times.

And if you’re looking to invest, think about real-world problems and real-life solutions.

Often the not so flashy looking projects turn out to be, you know, the big hits.