Monolith Studio Launches Crowdsale for TokenCard – World’s First ERC20-Compliant Debit Card for Ethereum

Bitcoin Press Release: Monolith Studio announces the first ERC20-compliant TokenCard Etheruem debit card, crowdsale to start on May 2, 2017.

April 25, 2017, Singapore – TokenCard, the first debit card powered by smart contracts is about to do their initial token sale. Monolith Studio, the creators of TokenCard will, for the first time, bring the VISA payments network to Ethereum. This will allow token holders to use Ether as well as other ERC20 tokens to purchase items anywhere that accepts VISA debit cards.

TokenCard’s ‘token creation’ phase will mark the release of a new ERC20 token, called TKN, on May 2, 2017. TKN holders have a pro-rata share in an accumulation of different Ethereum tokens that accrue to the ‘TKN Asset Contract’. To download the whitepaper and register for updates, please visit the TokenCard website.

TokenCard is a project by Monolith Studio, a Web3 startup bringing Ethereum to the legacy world.

“We are witnessing the birth of the biggest shake up in financial history with the introduction of the Ethereum Economy,”

Said Mel Gelderman, creator of TokenCard.

“TokenCard is a platform that brings this new kind of economy to the general public through a clever trifecta of technology.”

“Users choose a Contract Wallet rather than having to deposit funds outside of their control. TokenCard VISA debit cards draw funds from this contract wallet that support Ether and almost any ERC20 token. Users can use the Token App to operate their Contract Wallet and manage their TokenCard, giving them a top-tier mobile banking experience that adds unique features into the mix like multi-asset spending.”

“For example, users can pay for their afternoon lunch with Ethereum tokens and can even split the bill between for example 30% DGX, 20% REP, and 50% ETH — all this while remaining in full control of their assets.”

Aside from providing a solution for the underlying Ethereum community, TokenCard is uniquely equipped to improve upon the entire spectrum of regular debit card and banking services. Markets like international remittances and asset management are ripe for innovation using Ethereum technology, and TokenCard is well-positioned to reach these new frontiers as a revolutionary financial solution.

TokenCard has already partnered with Digix Global to create gold backed debit cards. With more exciting partnerships to be released in the near future, TokenCard is positioning themselves to be a leader in Ethereum transfers to the fiat world.

While initially providing current token holders with payment utility, the core vision of TokenCard is to build a product that anyone can use. With the accompanying Token app alongside the debit card, regular users will have a familiar platform to access and engage in the Ethereum ecosystem.

“TokenCard makes every token better, letting users spend supported tokens with just a swipe at VISA merchants worldwide,”

Said Peter Vessenes, founder of New Alchemy.

“It has unique benefits for the remittance market, and the TKN token being issued is designed to let all TKN holders benefit from broad market exposure to the token economy. This is a great, great offering and we’re excited to be part of it.”

To download the whitepaper and register for updates, please visit the TokenCard website.

About Monolith Studio

Monolith Studio was founded by Mel Gelderman and David Hoggard. Monolith Studio is a Web3 venture production studio that is exploring ways to realize the potential of Ethereum. Monolith’s first product TokenCard, combines Ethereum smart contracts and VISA payments. For more information, please visit Monolith Ventures.

Learn more about TokenCard at – http://tokencard.io
More information about Monolith Studio available at – http://monolith.ventures

Media Contact

Contact Name: Mel Gelderman
Contact Email: mel@monolithdao.io
Location: Singapore

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E4ROW Contract on a Mission to Aggressively Expand Etherverse

Bitcoin Press Release: Open source E4ROW contract brings gaming escrow functions to the Ethereum blockchain, paves way for expansion of the Ethereum user base.

April 24, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel — Live Player Games announces the release of the E4ROW Ethereum escrow contract, and the first app that uses the E4ROW contract: Uncle Finney’s Poker. Uncle Finney’s Poker is one of the first poker apps for Android devices that enables players to bet and win Ether (ETH). E4ROW is launching a Contribution Campaign on May 2, 2017 at 12:00 A.M., GMT.

E4ROW, which stands for “Ether 4 the Rest Of the World”, is an open source contract that performs sophisticated escrow functions. E4ROW’s mission is to aggressively expand the universe of Ether users by bringing Ether-based apps to the global online/mobile gaming markets. The E4ROW contract that is at the core of these apps enables players to bet and win Ether in a secure and transparent manner. The goal of these games is to introduce Ether to millions of new users, thus increasing the overall adoption, viability and value of Ether.

Unlike other crypto-ventures that are marketing to the extremely limited, technologically savvy community of those familiar with cryptocurrencies, E4ROW is attempting to break into the infinitely larger market of online and mobile gamers to create a tidal wave of new Ether users unlike anything previously seen in Ether’s history. Unlike many Ethereum projects that seek to raise crowdfunding based upon incomplete products, E4ROW and Uncle Finney’s Poker are professionally developed software that are complete, tested, and ready for market.

Poker is the most popular card game in the world, with over 100 million players worldwide and more than 250 poker apps appearing in the Google Play store. Virtually all of these Android apps require that players bet fake coins that have no real value outside of the game environment. By contrast, Uncle Finney’s Poker enables Android users to bet and win Ether.

E4ROW is launching a Contribution Campaign, enabling those wishing to support E4ROW’s mission to purchase tokens beginning May 2, 2017 at 12:00 A.M., GMT and ending 3 weeks thereafter. Every escrow transaction handled by the E4ROW contract collects a 2% escrow fee. These fees are proportionally divided among the E4ROW token holders and paid out as perpetual distributions. While the primary goal of E4ROW is to promote Ether and rapidly expand its user base, the developers believe that the limited number of token holders have the potential to earn significant ongoing returns due to the massive global market for poker and the other games in development.

The E4ROW token sale differs from some recent ICOs in that:

  • Not Vaporware: product is complete, operational and ready for market
  • Developer Tokens: Developer tokens are locked for 12 months from end of sale
  • Ongoing Returns: Token holders receive ongoing returns from escrow fees earned by E4ROW.
  • Proof-of-Functionality Threshold: At least 5,000 transactions must be successfully completed within 90 days of sale, else 90% of funds raised will be returned to investors.

About Live Player Games

Live Player Games (LPG) is a Nevis LLC that was founded by David B. Rosen in 2015 with labs in Israel. LPG is comprised of a group of dedicated engineers who are fanatical in their mission to expand the Ethereum user base.

Learn more about E4ROW here – www.E4ROW.com
Learn more about Uncle Finney’s Poker here – www.unclefinneyspoker.com
Learn more about the E4ROW Contribution Campaign here – www.E4ROW.com/contribute
Join the Slack Channel Here – http://ufp.liveplayergames.com:8080/
Join the E4ROW Reddit Thread – https://www.reddit.com/r/E4ROW/

Media Contact

Contact Name: Jason R. Stavis
Contact Email: connect@e4row.co.il
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

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Decred Releases v1.0: The World’s First Cryptocurrency of the People, for the People, and by the People

Bitcoin Press Release: Decred, a creation of Bitcoin developers, rolls out decentralized governance, claiming a first in blockchain technology.

Decred is a cryptocurrency project and platform built from the ground up to leverage the will of its constituents to drive change. This approach eliminates the conflicts that arise when powerful entities attempt to assert control over a cryptocurrency. Decred adapts to continually meet the needs of the people it serves.

April 25, 2017 marks the highly anticipated release of Decred v1.0. This historic release puts Decred stakeholders in charge of shaping the future of Decred through direct community consensus voting. For the first time in the history of cryptocurrencies, governing control moves away from centralized authorities, such as developers and miners, and is given to the community of stakeholders. Decentralization struggles without decentralized governance; this is especially true when it comes to a rapidly growing global currency.

Most cryptocurrencies distinguish themselves by how they secure the transactions on their network. For example, Bitcoin is famous for using a proof-of-work algorithm that rewards miners for finding solutions to a cryptographic hash puzzle. Other cryptocurrency projects rely on proof-of-stake algorithms that reward users who hold the currency in a “staking” wallet with interest on the balances they carry. Both approaches have strengths and limitations; Decred takes advantage of the best of both worlds with a hybrid proof-of-work and proof-of-stake consensus system. This allows the platform to strike a balance between benefits to both miners and stakeholders, giving rise to a more robust notion of consensus.

The 1.0 release of Decred will include the first community vote on two important issues. After 75% or more of miners and stakeholders have updated to 1.0, Decred stakeholders will be able to vote on one consensus change and one signaling vote. Due to the rapidly growing popularity of Decred, the number of stakeholders buying vote tickets has increased dramatically, leading to large oscillations in the ticket price. This is a good example of an unanticipated condition which needs to be resolved though community consensus. A new ticket price algorithm will aim to ease the large oscillations in ticket price and lead to better ticket price discovery while still maintaining the target ticket pool size. A consensus change of this magnitude is very difficult to achieve in more traditional cryptocurrencies and requires the voluntary acceptance of the code by miners that may or may not have their own agendas. If it passes, the new ticket price algorithm will activate seamlessly for everyone with no further intervention.

The second vote will allow stakeholders to signal support for Lightning Network development. The Lightning Network is a payment layer that makes it economical and fast to process payments, especially small payments, like buying a cup of coffee without having to pay a large transaction fee to process the transaction. If this signaling vote passes, the developers will begin work on integrating Lightning Network on the Decred blockchain. Once development is complete and tested, a future consensus vote can be taken to automatically activate the Lightning Network code.

The recent Decred 2017 roadmap [1] highlights some of the other massive innovations that the team hopes to put up for a vote throughout the year. In addition, a new improvement proposal system will be put in place soon to allow for the community to contribute directly to the agenda for Decred.

The release of Decred 1.0 is a watershed moment in the cryptocurrency movement. Decred finally does what has never been done before, putting the power of change in the hands of the very people that care about it most.

Decred is celebrating version 1.0.0 release with a puzzle challenge. The ‘Autonomy Puzzle’ challenge [2] features an initial prize of 500 decred (DCR) to the first solver, equivalent to approximately USD 7,500 at the time of this release. However, players will be working against the clock, as the prize will be reduced every 24 hours. The puzzle difficulty level has been rated ‘easy to medium’, as Decred is aiming to include participants of all skill levels. For more specific details or to join the puzzle solving conversation, visit the Decred Slack channel #puzzles.

[1] https://blog.decred.org/2017/01/09/2017-Decred-Roadmap/
[2] https://decred.org/autonomy_puzzle (This page will be available on April 25)

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Contact Email: emiliohneto@gmail.com

 

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Bitcoin IRA Launches World’s First Ethereum IRA

Self-directed retirement accounts for second-largest cryptocurrency will be secured exclusively with BitGo multi-signature wallets.

April 19, 2017, Los Angeles, USA – BitcoinIRA.com has announced the launch of Ethereum IRA, a self-directed IRA for the second-most popular cryptocurrency (by market cap) in the world. Ethereum IRA is the second product launched by the company following its highly-successful Bitcoin IRA, which has secured over $10,000,0000 worth of real bitcoin in client custodial accounts since launching in June of 2016.

Similar to its flagship product, Bitcoin IRA, investors can hold real Ethereum in retirement accounts by choosing between traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, SEP IRAs, and more. The company will use TradeBlock s ECX Index as a reference rate and Genesis Global Trading, Inc. for liquidity. To store investor funds, the company has entered an exclusive partnership with BitGo, utilizing its multi-signature wallet to ensure privacy, security, and full compliance with IRS regulations for selfdirected retirement accounts.

“It’s been a pleasure working with the innovative team at Bitcoin IRA, ” said Mike Belshe, CEO of BitGo. “Together, we foresee tremendous opportunity and growth for our clients.”

Bitcoin IRA is the first and only company to offer cryptocurrency-based IRAs for investors, allowing them to hold actual cryptocurrencies in a retirement account. Unlike traditional ETFs and investment plans, investors in Bitcoin IRA and Ethereum IRA continue to own their cryptocurrency even after the end of the IRA tenure, allowing them to freely distribute it.

The unique properties of cryptocurrencies make them uniquely suited for long term investment. In 2017, Ethereum has witnessed an incredible 388% growth from less than $10 per unit to over $44.

“Cryptocurrency as an industry is on a new wave of mainstream adoption. As a business, it made sense to listen to our clients,“ explained Chris Kline, COO of Bitcoin IRA. “They wanted Ethereum, so we delivered.”

About Bitcoin IRA

Bitcoin IRA is the only Bitcoin-based retirement investment portfolio that allows people to invest with actual bitcoins for their IRA or 401(k). The platform works with leading fintech professionals to provide secure, highquality Bitcoin investments.

Bitcoin IRA offers both traditional and Roth IRA options, which offer the same tax incentives as regular IRAs and 401(k)s. The company differentiates itself from other Bitcoin investment products in multiple ways. Unlike Bitcoin ETFs and investment funds, Bitcoin IRA offers an opportunity for individuals to invest in real Bitcoin at a much lower fee. In addition, investors keep total control over their Bitcoin deposits, with no holding fees and the ability to withdraw once the term is over.

Learn more about Bitcoin IRA and Ethereum IRA at: https://bitcoinira.com/

Media Contact
Contact Name: Amith Nirgunarthy
Contact Email: amith@BitcoinIRA.com
Location: Los Angeles, USA

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Market Extra: This digital currency is about to succeed where bitcoin has failed

Litecoin price soars as users rally around a software update that would allow the network to process transactions more quicklyAfter languishing for years, the price of a single litecoin has shot higher in recent weeks as its users have thrown support behind a software update that would improve the network’s ability to quickly and efficiently process transactions.
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Market Extra: Bitcoin touches 3-week high as Russia mulls recognizing it as a currency

Investors also optimistic that a debate that threatened to split the network appears to be resolved The price of a single bitcoin on Tuesday climbed to a three-week high following reports that Russian authorities might recognize the world’s most popular digital currency as a legitimate financial instrument some time next year.
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