REALITY Powered GetGame Connects Indie Game Devs and Investors over Blockchain

The gaming industry has almost touched $100 billion ($91 billion in 2016) in the recent days. While PC and gaming consoles continue to be the mainstay gaming platforms, the emergence of powerful smartphones has opened up a whole new arena. The number of games on Google Play Store and Apple App Store are exaggerating. The increasing opportunities have also witnessed a surge in independent game development studios capable of creating fantastic game titles.

Unfortunately, the stellar growth of the industry also means increased competition, where big game development studios continue to grab a majority of the market share solely due to their deep wallets and universal recognition, affecting independent game developers to a great extent.

GetGame is a cryptocurrency powered platform that is working on making the lives of game developers easier by offering them an opportunity to gain access to the much-required funding. GetGame brings game developers and investors together on a single platform, helping both the parties through the development and investment cycles respectively. In addition, it also facilitates marketing of these products to benefit everyone involved. Like any other blockchain platform, GetGame is driven by REALITY (REA) cryptotokens.

Introduced recently as a part of its Initial Token Offering (ITO), REA tokens represent a stake in the games that are onboard the GetGame platform. The games that are accepted on GetGame goes through in initial validation process, and they are required to share 10% of their future revenues with the platform and REA token holders. The REA token holders get an opportunity to invest in the game portfolios, providing the much-needed liquidity to the teams. At the same time, token holders are free to trade the tokens with other interested investors, if they are looking to exit from the investment.

Sharing few similarities with Apptrade, GetGame is also supported by CCEDK’s OpenLedger DC. Through their partnership, GetGame organized the recently concluded Pre-ICO. However, those who missed being part of the early bird crowdsale will soon get an opportunity to participate in the upcoming REA ICO, which is scheduled to be held sometime in December 2017.

Meanwhile, GetGame is already in the process of building its game portfolio. The platform is supporting Project DinoMess GeoGame, an augmented reality game inspired by Pokemon GO and Jurassic Park World. GetGame is looking forward to onboard more gaming projects soon and as the portfolio grows, so does the opportunity to make profits for REA token holders.

Disclosure: Deepak Bharadwaz, Crypto Data Analyst for, was paid for his cooperation with NEWSBTC in preparing this content. Deepak provides Bitcoin Price Analysis & Trading Intelligence.


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Mobile applications play a huge role in our everyday lives. As the number of people using mobile phones continues to increase, so does the number of apps and the economy surrounding it. The whole business around mobile apps has got a name for itself, the “App Economy.” The overnight rise of apps like Instagram is a good example of their potential to make money for those behind it. The creators of Apptrade, recognizing the potential of mobile apps have created an ecosystem that allows apps, its developers and investors to work towards the collective growth of the ecosystem while reaping benefits in the process.

Better known as the “Kickstarter for Apps on the Blockchain,” Apptrade creates portfolios of apps in such a way that the success of even a single app in the collection leads to a collective rise in the value of all the portfolio apps. Supported by OpenLedger, Apptrade makes use of APPX tokens to harness the power of blockchain technology. Investors can buy into the app portfolios by purchasing the APPX tokens. By virtue of purchasing the tokens, they will be providing the portfolio apps with much-needed funds for development and marketing. In turn, the APPX token holders stand to get a share of the revenues generated by the applications.

All apps that are added to the Apptrade portfolios undergo due diligence to ensure their compliance with minimum eligibility criteria. Once the apps’ eligibility is verified, they can either be added to an existing or a new portfolio. The app portfolio marketplace can be accessed on OpenLedger DEX which keeps a record of all transactions involving the apps on the blockchain. Also, a set of analysis tools allows both potential and existing investors to keep track as well as forecast the performance of these portfolios, in turn enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their investment.

Developers stand to benefit from the decentralized, transparent arrangement provided by Apptrade as it makes it easier for them to access funds, run cross promotions and gain visibility in the market. In other words, Apptrade creates “communities” of mobile applications in the form of portfolios, where each app contributes to a common resource pool and leverage on each other’s strengths to achieve a collective growth. The use of cryptocurrency technology makes such a model transparent, efficient and democratic for everyone to share risks and rewards. Irrespective of whether the app is small or big, all apps on Apptrade stand an equal chance to succeed.

Disclosure: Deepak Bharadwaz, Crypto Data Analyst for, was paid for his cooperation with NEWSBTC in preparing this content. Deepak provides Bitcoin Price Analysis & Trading Intelligence

Internet of Coins ( announced the launch of their fundraiser on OpenLedger Decentralized Conglomerate on 21st March 2017. The crypto-currency wallet aims to maintain completely decentralized value flow (via different crypto currencies) across various blockchains. It aims to create a decentralized, self-sustaining economy by implementing inter-blockchain connectivity.

Internet of Coins promises to be a secure way to store and trade cryptocurrencies and smart contracts without the need of a centralized third party. While maintaining an unprecedented ease to use and manage multiple coins and assets, the interface needs no advanced technological knowledge to work with cryptocurrencies. While most of the wallets require some basic level of knowledge with cryptocurrencies and create a hindrance in growth, Internet of Coins seems to address the issue head-on. Emphasizing the focus on user friendliness, the existing wallets will need no changes or adaptations to connect their blockchains and value systems to this decentralized network.

Internet of Coins facilitates the exchange of currencies with anyone in the world (irrespective of location, banking mandates and differences in trade patterns) without a centralized third party. Compatible with almost every currency available, users can swap, send/receive, and make fluid trades of value from and to any blockchain. The Internet of Coins platform works with an official token called the HYBRID. The Hybrid provides a coherent store of value across multiple blockchains (essentially diversifying risk). It also serves as the vehicle to swap value between the different chains. The Hybrid is expected to be available for free trade by July 1st, 2017.

Joachim de Koning, Founder of Internet of Coins, stated: 

“Our goal is to make every cryptocurrency autonomously part of a large swarm of decentralized economic activity. We want to do this by enabling every cryptocurrency user to create hybrid assets that interconnect value systems and blockchains. The source code to make this possible will be open source, non-commercial and freely available, to enable the impartial establishment of the Internet of Coins.”

While there have been many bullish opinions from the industry experts on the Hybrid, the consensus cites the brilliance of being able to trade across different blockchains without a third party to facilitate, to be the most promising aspect on the venture. The innovation is a must have tool for crypto traders.

The cryptocurrency ecosystem has found the perfect partner in gaming. The multi-billion gaming industry is no longer led by some of the big game studios like EA Sports, Ubisoft, and Valve. Numerous game developers are coming up with their own creations across different genres. After Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs), the second most popular genre of indie games are Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games. Beyond the Void is one such free-to-play game which incorporates more than just in-game cryptocurrency economy.

The use of cryptocurrencies for in-game purchases is not a new thing. Even before the use of Bitcoin became widespread, many games were using digital tokens as in-game currencies. With growing popularity of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and other altcoins gained prominence over digital tokens as in-game currency for buying digital items, downloadable content and expansion packs.  In the case of Beyond the Void, it is using a custom Ethereum smart contract backed by Nexium crypto tokens to create a blockchain-based economy within the game.

Even though Nexium (NxC) tokens are introduced as a part of Beyond the Void game, its usability can be expanded to other games as well. Maxence Burgel, the creator of Beyond the Void, has announced the launch of an ICO involving NxC tokens to further expand the use of blockchain technology in gaming. Apart from using NxCs as a regular in-game cryptocurrency, its possession also signifies a stake in the game. During the ICO, investors, cryptocurrency enthusiasts and gamers can buy NxC tokens and own a portion of the game alongside the developers and producers.

Gamers on Beyond the Void can use NxC to buy in-game items, own them and even trade them with others. In addition, they will also be able to trade the NxC tokens on some of the leading cryptocurrency platforms soon. The ongoing Beyond the Void NxC ICO is being organized in partnership with OpenLedger. The partnership offers three different options for investors to participate in the crowdfunding campaign.

Gamers and investors from cryptocurrency community can either visit Beyond the Void website to buy NxCs, or subscribe to the tokens on CCEDK ICO Platform. Another option involves buying ICOO digital token, which allows investors to buy into not just NxC but all the crowd sales managed by OpenLedger startup services. Those participating in Beyond the Void ICO through their website will receive a 5% bonus, but they will receive the tokens only upon launch of the platform. OpenLedger allows investors to purchase NxC assets which can be traded on OpenLedger platform right from the day of purchase, at an extra 4% premium on the going rates till the launch date. Based on the platform choice, NxCs can be bought with ETH, bitcrystals, BTC, BTS, SBD and even fiat.

By the end of this month, gamers and crypto-enthusiasts alike can buy a stake in Beyond the Void and share the profits with developers.

The advancement of technology and mobile devices has led to the creation of a whole new section in the economy, aptly referred to as the “App Economy”.  It includes a range of economic activities surrounding mobile applications. Apptrade, a blockchain platform has leveraged upon the distributed ledger technology to create a system that leverages upon the app economy.

Apptrade defines itself as “The Stock Market of Apps”. Created by an experienced ‘app broker’ Daniel Pineda, Apptrade allows app developers and publishers to create a collective fund by pooling their resources. Each app publisher contributes a portion of their app earnings to a shared digital reserve which acts as a collateral which in turn helps them attract more funding.

The digital reserve is secured over blockchain and based on the size of the reserve, proportional crypto tokens signifying the funds are created. These tokens act as an investment vehicle for the institutional investors, who can buy into any of the applications. All the transactions are carried out on a standardized platform in compliance with all the regulatory features. Upon buying into an app or apps, investors can choose to trade his holdings (in the form of crypto tokens) on the upcoming Apptrade market at a price defined by the supply and demand of such tokens.

The soon to be launched market analysis tool allows investors and potential buyers to analyze the value of each app, along with future revenue potential to be able to make an informed decision.  The value of crypto tokens is supported by another stable token called smartcoin which is backed by the actual digital reserve containing collective funds contributed by all the participating publishers.

Apptrade is still in the process of building the whole ecosystem. After inspiring investors’ confidence at Money2020 and CoinAgenda events, the platform has announced the launch of an ICO. The Apptrade ICO is being organized in partnership with OpenLedger, a cryptocurrency crowdfunding platform.

Investors participating in the ICO will be able to buy Apptrade’s own tokens, which will entitle them to a portion of 10 percent of net market value and revenues generated by the Apptrade ecosystem. The funds raised through the ICO will be used by the platform for further development and marketing.

Apptrade will make it easier for the investors to claim a stake in some of the best performing apps in the market. At the same time, the app publishers will have a better chance of gaining investments as the collective fund backed tokens makes the offering much attractive to investors by reducing the potential risks.

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Centz is teaming up with decentralized crowdfunding source OpenLedger. The crypto and anti-fraud venture, which allows customers to garner cash from unused gift cards, is working with the incubation platform to spur a new funding round this coming November following an announcement at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas.

The company’s claim-to-fame revolves around gift cards. Data suggests that almost $100 billion in gift card funds go unspent each year, and Centz is just looking to make sure consumers get their money’s worth. By linking these cards to the platform’s digital currency “Centz Gold Bucks,” users will be able to spend their them however and whenever they want. The option to trade their cards in for cold hard cash is also available.

President Swen Swenson explains:

“Perhaps the biggest change in gift-giving is the rise of the virtual gift, in the form of e-gift cards. These transactions will be conducted online, and new forms of delivery and security will need to be implemented as users find new ways to use gift cards. Through our mobile wallet and gift card interchanging service, Centz will position itself at the forefront of the e-gift card industry.”

Through the company’s new mobile app, users can now carry their gift card balances with them on their smartphones, giving them easy access to funds should they need them quickly. The company’s crowdfunding venture is open to both private investors and the general public, though high-end investors will be given a chance to pre-invest in the company ahead of time. All funds will be used to further platform development.

OpenLedger CEO Ronny Boesing states:

“The long-term goals for OpenLedger is to be a major incubator and funding platform for tech startups. Our partnership with Centz reflects our dedication to expanding the crowdfunding industry, one disruptive business at a time.”

DigixDAO has been making a name for itself in recent weeks, as this tokenized gold on the Ethereum blockchain has caught the attention of a lot of investors. OpenLedger, the decentralized digital currency exchange on the BitShares platform, recently announced they will add DigixDAO trading to their platform very soon.

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Keep An Eye On DigixDAO And OpenLedger

It is impossible to deny the excitement surround DigixDAO these days, as their recent crowdsale shattered all expectations in the first 24 hours. The team has hoped to reach their crowdsale goal over the course of an entire month but were quite surprised to find out that target had been met in the first 24 hours.

There is a certain appeal to investing in a tokenized version of gold, especially when it is linked to distributed ledger technology. The DigixDAO team uses the Ethereum blockchain for transparency and its smart contract capabilities, which will automatically execute conversions from crypto to gold and vice versa.

But it appears this tradeable token will be making its way to the OpenLedger exchange very soon. Ronny Boesing, the founder of the OpenLedger platform, recently stated how DigixDAO will be added to the platform on April 28th. The founder has noticed an increase in excitement for Ethereum-related projects, even though the technology itself does not necessarily facilitate decentralized asset trading.

Apparently, there is an exclusive agreement between Digix – the company behind DigixDAO – and OpenLedger. This agreement will lead to the trading of this particular asset  as OpenLedger will list various Ethereum assets, including DigixDAO and DGX gold-backed tokens. All of these tokens represent a share of the revenues generated by DGX transfers over the Ethereum network.

OpenLedger founder Ronny Boesing told the media:

“OpenLedger means you can buy and send someone a fraction of a gram of gold, without worrying about spreads or transaction fees or delays or ownership records. It’s incredible that almost a century after most of the world came off the gold standard, we now have the means to use gold as an effective payment mechanism once again – not as a new gold standard, but as one of many parallel currencies on the blockchain.”

Keeping in mind how DigixDAO raised US$5.5m during its first 24 hours, it will be interesting to see how the trading on the exchange will play out. Every token will represent one gram of gold, and all of the tokens are minted on the Ethereum blockchain by DigixDAO. This should lower the entry barrier for gold investments, and even make global payments in gold possible.

Source:  IB Times

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Cryptocurrency OBITS has called to end its crowdsale with the introduction of its first buyback, a dividend option and a new fiat gateway on OpenLedger, a decentralized trading platform based on BitShares 2.0.

The crowdsale, according to OBITS issuer and market maker CCEDK, has managed to raise more than 700 BTC — equivalent to $270,000 — before conclusion. The Danish decentralized cryptocurrency exchange now plans to move ahead with OBITS’ first buyback program, which will take place on February 2nd this year. The new profits “will be used for market-making and to add value to the end users of the OpenLedger platform,” whilst the aforementioned crowdsale amount has already been spent on project development and improving users’ experience.

“OBITS as a currency and a market maker is really making waves,” said founder and CEO Ronny Boesing in a press statement. “We have come to the conclusion that the best possible value of OBITS is based on putting a HOLD on selling any remaining supply from our side, starting from the time of first buyback.”

He added that with new projects, they will also be limiting amount of the remaining OBITS for sale, making sure they constantly add new value to the overall portfolio the cryptocurrency represents.

“We believe that the first and possibly only buyback, which will take place early in February, will confirm OBITS holders in their belief that OBITS is a currency with great potential.’ The first new project is expected in the middle of February, at which point a proportion of the remaining OBITS will be sold.”

CCEDK has hinted that this would be their last buyback, citing how they are anticipating to practice a voting round on a dividend option. Interestingly, the exchange carried out an arguably experimental buyback on January 16th, whereby 2 Bitcoins in the form of User Issued Asset (UIA) were distributed across some 335 holders as found on BitShare’s decentralized blockchain. This enabled users to garner funds for their personal projects.

The pre-buyback, as CCEDK referred it, was performed using a unique sharebot tool called

First Fiat Gateway Underpinning OBITS

CCEDK has further announced that it will be utilizing its native cryptocurrency OBITS for a fiat gateway launching tomorrow on January 20th. The gateway will enable users to transfer more than 15 fiat currencies on a public ledger. Boesing confirmed that these amounts will be directly deposited to the users’ OpenLedger account, and will also be in line with the existing AML/KYC guidelines.

“It will be the first time users have ever been able to deposit fiat via a gateway directly to a decentralized exchange and its equivalent fiat asset,” he added. “On top of this, you immediately have the option to exchange your fiat to the official currency of the platform – namely BitShares – and use this to buy pegged assets like gold, silver, Bitcoin, Litecoin, and so on.”

CCEDK also plans to add new gateways to the platform, including debit card NanoCard, PayPal and Ripple.

Readers can also read our interview with Ronny Boesing published last month to get more information on CCEDK, OpenLedger and OBITS.

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