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EOS Token Sale (ICO): DPoS Smart Contract Platform

EOS is a next-generation smart contract platform, utilizing a Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) consensus mechanism that emphasizes high transaction throughput and scalability. EOS positions itself as a competitor to Ethereum as a platform for decentralized applications (dApps), offering increased scalability features as a tradeoff to a comparatively centralized node distribution.
May/16/18 | Token Sale
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Introduction to Litecoin

Litecoin is a cryptocurrency emphasizing rapid transactions and low fees, released in 2011 by Charlie Lee as an early fork of Bitcoin. Lee modified three key parameters of the original Bitcoin design: reducing the target block confirmation time to 2.5 minutes, increasing the total supply to 84 million LTC, and implementing the memory-hard PoW algorithm Scrypt. This consensus algorithm is ASIC-resistant, reducing the risk of centralized mining infrastructure. In other respects, the Litecoin network is similar to Bitcoin. Litecoin is designed to be used as a rapidly processed medium of exchange for everyday transactions, and was one of the first major cryptocurrencies to implement Segregated Witness in mid-2017.
May/14/18 | Article
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Beyond Venezuela’s Petro: Prospects and Forms for State-Backed Cryptocurrencies

While the appearance of Venezuela’s Petro attracted considerable attention to the issue of state-backed cryptocurrencies, little discussion has explored the forms these are likely to take, the impacts they are likely to have, and the broad, long-term impacts likely to result. This article begins to explore some of the core aspects of this issue.
Apr/30/18 | Feature
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Q1 2018: A Winter of Crosscurrents in a Developing Market

Record amounts raised through token sales in early 2018 suggest a simple trend of uninterrupted growth and expansion for the industry. This article explores how, despite more than $6.5 billion being raised during Q1 2018 several more subtle observations suggest a number of new trends could be emerging, and their progression will likely be critical in shaping how 2018 unfolds for the sector.
Apr/24/18 | quarterly review
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Virtue Poker Token Sale (ICO): P2P Online Poker

Virtue Poker is a peer-to-peer online poker platform that enables the self-custody of player funds and aims to eliminate security and game integrity issues inherent to existing poker sites by using Ethereum smart contracts.
Apr/20/18 | Token Sale
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TraceTo Token Sale (ICO): Distributed Network for KYC Compliance

Traceto.io is a decentralised Know Your Customer (KYC) service provider incorporating third-party identity verification providers, community feedback, machine learning and smart contract technologies to establish continuous compliance with international identification requirements.
Apr/03/18 | Token Sale