We are back with our monthly selection of the best cryptos for August and this month is ripe for the taking. The price of ETH has been suffering lately and the rest of the market has followed it down. Currently, it is testing the resilience of an important support level that can make or break the following weeks. A bounce back for the leading altcoin would mean a number of investment opportunities for those that manage to take the right positions in the alt market, and we are here to help you do just that. Remember, with current crypto market conditions, you should not enter any altcoin positions unless Ethereum gives a clear sign of reversal. Follow the updates on our Premium Discord community and pose any questions you have. It's a strange crypto market out there and we are here to help. If Ethereum breaks the trend, keep your eyes on these ones: <img src="https://i.imgur.com/YaXloBm.jpg"> #**Atonomi ([$ATMI] (https://atonomi.io/))** **What is Atonomi** Atonomi is a security focused protocol delivering trusted interoperability throughout IoT infrastructure. **Why we like Atonomi** - Just closed a successful USD$25 million ICO - Strong Team - Backed by CENTRI Technology - creators of IoTAS – Internet of Things Advanced Security - Currently trading on IDEX at 10% below ICO price **Term:** - Medium **Risk:** - Medium - High <img src="https://coincheckup.com/images/coins/bluzelle.png"> #**Bluzelle ([$BLZ] (https://www.coinvision.co/blz?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsAugust))** **What is Bluzelle** Bluzelle is a data storage and manager project running on top of the Ethereum blockchain that connects storage space providers to consumers who want to rent storage space. **Why we like Bluzelle** - One of the strongest projects in the cloud computing sector - Great team and partnerships - Token is currently extremely depressed **Term:** - Medium - Long **Risk:** - Medium <img src="https://coincheckup.com/images/coins/basic-attention-token.png"> #**Basic Attention token ([$BAT] (https://www.coinvision.co/bat?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsAugust))** **What is Basic Attention token** Basic Attention Token is a digital advertising exchange platform running on top of the Ethereum Network that aims at monetizing user attention. **Why we like Basic Attention token** - Strong team - Counts the founder of Mozilla and Firefox in it - Major value proposition and token use case proven through Brave Browser - Token is very depressed with recent volume spikes suggesting considerable capital moves. - Being assessed for listing by Coinbase **Term:** - Medium **Risk:** - Medium - Low <img src="https://coincheckup.com/images/coins/0x.png"> #**0X ([$ZRX] (https://www.coinvision.co/zrx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsAugust))** **What is 0X** 0X is an open source decentralized exchange protocol focusing on security, running on top of the Ethereum network. **Why we like 0X** - Decentralized Exchange - Product already in use by other projects - Being assessed for listing by Coinbase **Term:** - Medium - Short **Risk:** - Medium - Low <img src="https://coincheckup.com/images/coins/remme.png"> #**Remme ([$REM] (https://www.coinvision.co/rem?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsAugust))** **What is Remme** Remme is deploying a decentralized public key infrastructure (PKI) with a set of Dapps, enabling passwordless authentication for users and devices. **Why we like Remme** - Original and unique solution for a major crypto security issue - Small market cap with considerable margin to grow - Currently 5% below ICO price **Term:** - Medium - Long **Risk:** - Medium - High <img src="https://icodrops.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/One-Ledger-logo-150x150.jpg"> #**OneLedger ([$OLT] (https://www.coinvision.co/olt?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsAugust))** **What is OneLedger** OneLedger is an three-layered blockchain interoperability protocol designed to facilitate enterprise-level interaction with multiple blockchains. **Why we like OneLedger** - Great team and product - Just concluded a successful USD$15 million ICO in June - Token is currently nearly 7% below ICO price - Only listed on Kucoin and CoinEx so far **Term:** - Medium - Short **Risk:** - Medium - High <img src="https://coincheckup.com/images/coins/cardano.png"> #**Cardano ([$ADA] (https://www.coinvision.co/ada?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsAugust))** **What is Cardano** Security, efficiency and regulatory-compliance focused blockchain ecosystem designed to serve the needs of mass adopted e-commerce solutions on the blockchain. **Why we like Cardano** - Roadmap update - August first - Cardano 1.3 release 1.1 August 31st - Top 10 project with extremely depressed token - Being assessed for listing by Coinbase **Term:** - Medium **Risk:** - Low <img src="https://coincheckup.com/images/coins/zilliqa.png"> #**Zilliqa ([$ZIL] (https://www.coinvision.co/zil?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsAugust))** **What is Zilliqa** High-throughput blockchain capable of processing thousands of transactions per second using sharding and finality to produce a truly decentralized blockchain. **Why we like Zilliqa** - Great project with massive community support - Very depressed token, nearing ICO price - Mainnet Launch - September 30st **Term:** - Long **Risk:** - Medium And here you go, our selection for the month of August is full of opportunity, particularly if Ethereum recovers from its current slumber. 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**[Important: Get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AcadLeverage)** Leverage gives you the ability to control much larger positions in a trade with only a relatively small deposit (your margin). For example, let’s assume BTC is trading at $6300 and suddenly it pumps to $6700. You invested $1000 (~0.16 BTC assuming the price is $6300). Without any leverage you would be around 6.35% profit (meaning you would make around $63,5 with that trade). Now, let’s assume that you’re using a leverage of 1:100 (or 100x). This means that every $1 you invest is worth $100, so with your $1000 deposit (margin) you can open a $100,000 position. In this particular example, that would mean that you would be able to buy around 15.87 BTC with your initial $1000 deposit. So if you had open a long position at $6300 with 100x leverage using the initial $1000 and assuming the price pumps to $6700 as mentioned before, instead of making $63,5 profit (6.35%) you would have made $6350 (635%). **Some specific terms** **Long** – When you open a position with the expectation that the price will rise. **Short** – When you open a position with the expectation that the price will fall. **Liquidation Price** – Contrary to non-leverage trading, here you have a liquidation price which basically is a predetermined level at which your positions will be automatically liquidated (the higher the leverage you use the closer this level will be to your entry price aka higher risk) **Leverage** - Leverage is an investment strategy of using borrowed money. Or, in other words, the ability to use something small to control something big. Specific to Crypto Trading, it means you can have a small amount of BTC in your account controlling a larger amount of it in the market. **Where can you leverage trade?** Right now, the best platform to leverage trade is [Bitmex] (https://www.bitmex.com/) Examples for both long and short positions with 10x leverage. ![Graph](https://i.imgur.com/1ms5RS5.png) As you can see on the picture above, contrary to “regular” trading (like Futures, forex, stocks, etc) you can have unlimited profits when you open a long position in BTC but your losses can’t be more than 100% (the amount you first deposited). In regular trading, instead of a liquidation price, there’s a margin price, in which the exchange will ask you to deposit more money in order to maintain your position opened which can lead to even higher losses. This is the advantage we have when trading crypto with leverage. We can have unlimited profits, but our losses are always limited to 100%. The same thing happens when you open a short position in BTC (losses are limited to 100%), however, when shorting, your profits are not unlimited as they are when you have a long position opened. This happens because theoretically the price can’t drop more than 100% but they can raise more than 100%. **[Important: Get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AcadLeverage)** ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Important: Get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=IBHSnark)** This week on our ICO Before The Hype series, we take a look at [Snark Network] (https://snark.network/), a really under the radar ICO that we have already covered in our [Best ICOs for July] (https://www.coinvision.co/articles/4-best-icos-july-2018?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SnarkICO) article. There is little to be known about the Snark Network crowd sale yet, but we believe this one shows a lot of promise and we want to keep you informed well in advance on what to pay attention to in the months to come. So, here is Snark Network for you: #What is the Snark Network ICO? Snark is developing a new blockchain design based on zero-knowledge succinct non-interactive argument of knowledge (zk-SNARKs). It is a long name that encapsulates something complex, but this is the simple run down. The Zero-knowledge-proof system allows for the verifying node in the network to verify a transaction or the truthness of a statement without actually knowing what that transaction or statement is. Imagine David and Peter want to perform a transaction. Peter wants to know if David has the funds to pay before making the transaction. David gives Peter his public key so Peter can check it, but Peter has no way of knowing if David owns that wallet and if he is in possession of the private keys. So David uses his public key to sign a message to Peter which creates a Hash that Peter can decrypt, and hence confirm the possession and knowledge of the private key by David, without having to reveal the key. Snark’s system being “non-interactive” means that this structure is deployed with a bypass on the message exchange by leaving a pre-emptive message to Peter, so that none of the back-and-forth communication needs to happen. In practice, what this means is that all that needs to be registered in the blockchain is the confirmation that the statement was truthful, without having to state what that statement was, dramatically reducing the amount of information registered on-chain. You guessed it, Snark Network is deploying this and other architectural developments to aggressively address blockchain scalability. Zk-SNARKs can be confirmed in milliseconds and occupy no more than a few hundred bytes on the chain. #What real world problem is Snark Network solving? - Exponential Data Growth bloating the blockchain - Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM - The runtime environment for smart contracts in Ethereum) on-chain data storage further increasing bloating issue - Economic abstraction allowing sustainability for Dapp tokenomics (using tokens as base for rewards and gas) - Network Scalability at high throughput and reduced cost Snark Network is in the midst of deploying a number of solutions to address scalability issues within the blockchain ecosystem. The Zk-SNARKs system is only one of the novelties it is deploying, but to give a clearer notion of its impact, the white paper states that at the time it was written (not more than 3 months ago), the Ethereum blockchain weighted 1.099511 TeraBytes. If the blocks were replaced by zero-knowledge blocks, the whole blockchain would amount to little more than 12 GigaBytes. That means that a full node wallet could be technically ran from a mobile phone. Further, the Snark white paper also suggests a stateless trustless EVM system that performs off-chain secured execution with on-chain rewards for distributed computing, further reducing weight on the blockchain. In sum, the project proposes a number of innovative solutions for blockchain scalability that could operationalize blockchain at a completely new level. #Token Utility The Snark White Paper doesn’t go in depth into the use of their own token. As in any other blockchain ecosystem, it will serve as the lifeblood of the architecture, rewarding miners/nodes, and used as gas for transactions. However, it does elaborate on an interesting technological approach regarding what they define as economic abstraction, i.e. the fact that Dapp developers can not use their native tokens to reward nodes and pay for gas, having to utilize the underlying network token, which mostly means Ether. The Snark ecosystem raises token status to what they call “first class citizens”, allowing Dapp developers to use their native tokens for rewards and gas on top of their network. #Why we like Market Protocol? While it is true that there are multiple different proposals in the market addressing blockchain scalability issues, Snark’s holistic approach undertaking multiple different tech novelties stands out as one of the potentially most successful. However, what has drawn us to this particular project, is just how much attention it has received from the community (their Telegram is over 8000 strong) with so many unanswered questions about what their plans are. Snark has done no marketing, their website is composed of a whitepaper and a list of technical articles on tokenomics and blockchain scalability that, as they disclaim, don’t even refer directly to their product. While normally this would raise some red flags, a quick look at their Telegram channel tells a different story. Snark’s focus, at this point, is tech development. The definitive line its product will follow has not been clarified because the team is testing multiple solutions before moving forward into the new levels of their architecture. They have been unusually candid and transparent about their testing and development stages, and are incredibly responsive to their community feedback and questions. This relationship with the community as well as commitment to the development of a strong product that could potentially bring the blockchain to portable mobile devices, has all the making of a very strong project. While there has been little news about their concrete ICO, we have had confirmation that they have been negotiating a private sale, so expect news soon. #Team While the team seems very knowledgeable both in blockchain development and tokenomics, based on the whitepaper and subsequent articles published, little is known about the individuals themselves yet. According to their website, the team behind the white paper cumulatively has four years of production scale experience with p2p mesh networks, five years production experience with Cryptography, five years of big data pipeline architecture and development, four years of AI and FinTech machine modelling solutions, five years of high transactional processing and one year of prototype dApp development. For the moment, at these early stages of development, none of the developers works on the project fulltime, whihc is not an uncommon status in early stage projects. While it is known that the team is based in Cape Town, the only member that can be identified at this point is Andre Cronje, who actively administers their Telegram community. Mr. Cronje is chief crypto code reviewer at Cryptobriefing, blockchain infrastructure engineer at CryptoCurve and blockchain protocol advisor at BitDiem, amongst many other high-level tech-related positions over a career that now spans 13 years. Partnerships: Snark Network has not announced any partnerships so far. #ICO Details: **Date: Not Yet Defined** **Ticker: SNA** **Token type: Own Blockchain (Could launch on the ETH blockchain first)** **Sale Target: NYD** **Total Tokens: NYD** **Available for Token Sale: NYD** **KYC: Yes** **Whitelist: Yes** **[Important: Get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=IBHSnark)** ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Important: Get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=CodexInt)** This week, we sat down with Mark Lurie, Founder & CEO at [Codex Protocol] (https://codexprotocol.com/), a blockchain-based arts and collectibles registry that is tackling this USD$2 trillion a year industry. With a number of partnerships signed up and a strong consortium backing the project and guaranteeing its token use-case, Codex is launching its ICO on the 24th of July and a lot of attention is expected for this one. Here is what Mark had to say: **Coinvision: What challenges were behind the ideation of Codex Protocol?** **Mark:** It is hard to purchase and unlock value from unique assets. This is fundamentally because verifying provenance is a constant challenge that creates costly friction. In many asset classes, a title registry solves this problem, yet no centralized title registry exists for the $2 Trillion arts and collectibles (A&C) asset class because collectors are unwilling to trust a central entity with information about their valuable possessions. For unique assets, the identity, chain of ownership, and other metadata about an item is fundamental to value, and the blockchain enables this information to be verified using cryptography so that it is provable, private, and decentralized. **Coinvision: How can blockchain technology provide new and better solutions for the art auction industry as we know it today?** **Mark:** Today, the first dapp built by Codex, Biddable, lets you register and pay with cryptocurrency in auctions around the world, and our partners include auction house software providers [LiveAuctioneers] (https://www.liveauctioneers.com/), [Auction Mobility] (https://www.auctionmobility.com/), and Canada’s largest auction house, [Heffel Fine Art Auction House] (https://www.heffel.com/). More broadly, Codex provides a highly efficient means of valuing and vetting inventory for buyers, auction houses, galleries, and dealers, enabling secure and provable transfer of provenance documentation as part of a transaction. This can help buyers protect themselves against dealing in inauthentic works or works used for money laundering and terrorism financing. Smart contracts can facilitate easier and more trustworthy sales by ensuring buyers pay and brokers receive payment. Most importantly, collectors will purchase more if services and leverage are easier to access. >The first dapp built by Codex, Biddable, lets you register and pay with cryptocurrency in auctions around the world **Coinvision: What main barriers do you foresee as challenges to achieving your roadmap goals?** **Mark:** There is strong interest in the blockchain and cryptocurrency, but there are still some unknowns in the emerging space. We will navigate these challenges by listening to our community and our consortium of industry stakeholders, and feel we are in a strong position to tackle any uncertainties because of this. <img src="https://i.imgur.com/JKpYwzv.jpg"> **Coinvision: What advantages can come from having a permanent registry of ownership of art pieces?** **Mark:** The A&C Asset Class is estimated to be worth USD$2 Trillion. At Codex, we believe there is immense room for growth as investing in tangible, fine artworks and collectibles becomes more accessible, and the value of each piece is better understood. Solving the provenance challenges provides an opportunity for the industry to expand, as services like asset-backed lending, insurance, fractional ownership, bidding, escrow, etc., become more widely available and easily accessible. By bringing trust and efficiency to the ecosystem, Codex Protocol will ensure more buyers acquire the objects they desire, more sellers receive a fair value for their items, and more intermediaries grow their revenue. **Coinvision: What purpose will your token serve within the network? When can we expect to see the token being used in the Codex Consortium network?** **Mark:** The token is an ERC-20 utility token which is required to write operations in the registry, either by paying tokens or by staking tokens. Fees are used to reward validators like auction houses and appraisers who vouch for items in Codex, who also have to stake. The staking requirements provide a mechanism for the devolution of governance to end-users over time. The Codex Record, which represents a unique asset, gains provenance information as the piece is bought, sold, insured, and lent against using smart contracts in the Codex Registry. Since provenance is the primary monetary value-driver for the A&C asset class, those who have made significant investments in fine arts and collectibles will be highly motivated to utilize the Codex Record for each valuable asset, which instantiates verifiable authentication from reputable sources immutably. >The consortium has already contractually agreed to make Codex Records available for the items they sell, which includes over 10 million items sold each year in tens of thousands of auctions with over 20 million bidders. **Coinvision: What challenges does price volatility present for art sellers and buyers and how do you intend to tackle it?** **Mark:** Accepting and making payments in digital currencies doesn’t require holding cryptocurrency for long periods of time, so volatility isn’t necessarily a big concern. Meanwhile, there are several benefits for both buyers and sellers of transacting in digital currencies, including lower cost, higher speed transactions, and ease of cross-border transfers. On the other hand, the A&C asset class is an investment that crypto-wealthy are exploring because of its high returns and its diversification benefits. >Since the A&C asset class is a store of value that is non-correlated and therefore less susceptible to macroeconomic swings than currencies, volatility in the markets may be a good thing for arts and collectibles as tangible investments with real value are sought after. **Coinvision: How do you plan to promote adoption of the token by bidders, particularly for the segment of the market that is more conservative regarding innovation?** **Mark:** Codex has many benefits for bidders. These benefits simply outweigh challenges. Privacy, preserving the resale value of their investment, and easier access to international auctions are some of the biggest benefits. Meanwhile, we expect DApps to abstract away the complexity of cryptocurrency for many users until users become savvy enough to adopt the token themselves or new blockchain infrastructure makes doing so easier. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Codex Protocol is using blockchain to create a decentralized registry for unique assets starting with the $2 trillion Art and Collectibles market. Learn more here - <a href="https://t.co/ZQnAtMh5fO">https://t.co/ZQnAtMh5fO</a> <a href="https://t.co/QrGATTa6yq">pic.twitter.com/QrGATTa6yq</a></p>— codexprotocol (@CodexProtocol) <a href="https://twitter.com/CodexProtocol/status/1016615054832291840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 10, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> **Coinvision: You have recently established a partnership with Luxury Asset Capital for establishing art asset-backed loans within your network. How is this going to operate and what benefits does the blockchain bring to this type of contract?** **Mark:** Today, a large market exists in loans secured by A&C. Owners seek out asset-backed Lenders loans for many reasons. The Codex will support art lending since it will allow lenders to be more confident that they can confirm valuations, authenticity, and title and do so quickly. >With Codex partner Luxury Asset Capital, a leader in the online alternative lending market, one can receive a one-click quote for an asset-backed loan and a lien will be registered on the Codex Record which custodians and future buyers can verify. **Coinvision: Codex Protocol has established a number of partnerships in recent months, including the Clarion List, Dust Identity, ValueMyStuff and Feral Horses Art Stock Exchange. What do you expect to benefit from these partnerships?** **Mark:** We’re proud to have announced nearly a dozen partnerships this year. A key benefit of using the Codex Protocol are the applications and services available in the Codex Ecosystem that can unlock additional value from the asset. The larger the Codex ecosystem becomes, the more incentive there will be for buyers to demand Codex Records with their purchases. >Since provenance is the primary monetary value-driver for the A&C asset class, those who have made significant investments in fine arts and collectibles will be highly motivated to have a Codex Record for each valuable asset. With the options to tie the physical item to the digital one with the Dust Identity partnership, or have an appraisal done instantly with ValueMyStuff, or fractional ownership options with Feral Horses, and many more, with all of this activity recorded on the blockchain, future buyers can take comfort in knowing that the item has a verifiable history. **Coinvision: More broadly, what impact will Codex Protocol have in the art auctioning industry and what new possibilities will it open to users, investors and pensioners?** **Mark:** While provenance is critical to value, other information is critical to provision services that help unlock the value of a piece. These include some that may be offered by auction houses, for example, in order to be shipped, a piece may require shipping reports and access export licenses, or a buyer may need to know what artist royalties are encoded on the item. Reports, current possession, third-party appraisals, liens, many services rely on reading and writing information relating to an item’s identity. For all in the ecosystem who are using Codex Records, facilitating services between buyers, sellers, and intermediaries will be seamless. More broadly, the Arts & Collectibles asset class is where we are starting because the need is so great, but we do see opportunities for decentralized registries in other industries. This could include luxury goods, industrial equipment, and digital assets. That is all from Mark Lurie, Founder & CEO at [Codex Protocol] (https://codexprotocol.com/). Stay tuned for our upcoming updates, alerts and interesting articles and get **[get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=CodexInt)** **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
There are multiple integral factors for a blockchain project to succeed, from the value of the tech to the strength of the team. However, a fundamental factor which is often overlooked is the project’s community, which is a crucial part of any blockchain project’s sustainability. [Akropolis] (https://akropolis.io/), a project we have been following closely here at Coinvision, have taken that lesson to heart. The team is creating solutions for the global pensions system and long-term savings leveraging the blockchain and will soon start a public sale. In the meantime, community engagement is a priority and the team is ready to encourage the community of supporters to be active. Starting on the 24th of July, the team is [launching a Community Quest] (https://quest.akropolis.io) that is meant to entertain and tell the community a bit more about the project’s objectives and its place in the crypto world. Throughout the ten-day long game, participants will receive various action tasks, which will challenge their creativity and knowledge. Clues will be offered that will lead the participants to secret hidden words Word: Cassandra. Users will be able to share their ideas about the project and participate in public discussions in the project’s chatroom. The team has put aside over US$50,000 in AKT and ETH for the Quest reward pool, which will be distributed amongst the winners of the daily rounds - the first 25 winners of each round can receive up to $500 worth of AKT. The most active and helpful chatroom participants as well as the round winners will be entered into a draw for an opportunity to win extra special prizes: - 10 ETH (one prize); - Trip to joined meet up between Akropolis and [Cindicator] (https://cindicator.com/); - Hard wallets Ledger Nano. This is a great opportunity for any Coinvision user to leverage their knowledge and learn more about Akropolis . Are you ready for the Challenge? [Join now] (https://quest.akropolis.io/)! ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
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The proposal now being reviewed by the SEC was put forward by VanEck, an active asset manager, and SolidX, a reputable blockchain company. The VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust would be a Bitcoin only investment mechanism with a minimum entry investment of 25 BTC (around USD$160,000 today). The trust is, therefore, targeting registered institutional investors which are believed to have largely remained outside of the crypto market due to its immaturity and underlying volatility. The two companies decided to join forces in June to develop this proposal. Following the announced of the joint fund in early July, the SEC is now requesting comments on the proposal. This is VanEck’s third attempt at filling for a Bitcoin ETF license and it hopes it now managed to address many of the SEC’s concerns. The trust will be fully insured for both theft and mishandling of funds, granting a considerable level of investment protection, the SEC’s biggest priority. If approved, the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust shares will be traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the US’s largest options exchange. #What are the SEC’s concerns with a Bitcoin ETF The SEC is mainly concerned with the lack of regulation and the volatility of the crypto-markets, particularly taking into account investor protection. In a letter issued in January regarding the institution’s concerns, the SEC highlighted the need for the fund to adequately assert the value of the underlying Bitcoin assets against such extreme market volatility and its ability to assure market liquidity for investors, as the shares must be redeemable at all times. From a security standpoint, the fund’s ability to provide custodial services of the Bitcoin assets as well as maintain asset security, guaranteeing the safety of the private keys and the Bitcoin they hold, were put into question. The lack of investor-knowledge as well as the possibility of market manipulation and the continued lack of regulation close the list of issues each proposal must address. #What difference do Bitcoin ETFs make? The licensing of Bitcoin ETFs could have considerable repercussions in the profile of crypto-markets today. First and foremost, it would bring a sense of security to the market as ETFs are insured and collateralized. This means investors are not at risk of losing their investment due to hacking or lost private keys, a very different scenario than the one faced by crypto traders today. In turn, this added sense of security would attract a larger pool of investors that have so far been skeptical of putting their money in such an insecure and volatile market. However, the true change that a Bitcoin ETF would bring would be the opening of the crypto world to institutional investors. A mechanism like the ETF would finally give major investment funds the risk-mitigation and regulatory certainty they would need to jump in on the crypto-wagon. Many expect that if the ETF license is approved, we could see an explosion in interest for crypto assets like we have never seen before, with many speculating of Bitcoin and Ethereum prices in the 6 and 5 digits respectively, on the back of the wave of investor money brought by this financial mechanism. In some, Bitcoin ETFs would bring liquidity and security to the crypto ecosystem, raising the legitimacy of the system as a whole. #What is different this time It is, at this point, unclear to which side the SEC will lean, or if the present proposal adequately answer the issues first raised by the commission in January. However, a few things changed since the last ETF proposals were shot down by the SEC. For one, last month’s SEC announcement that [Bitcoin, Ethereum and other decentralized currencies will not be considered securities] (https://www.coinvision.co/articles/ethereum-the-sec-and-the-bright-future-of-cryptos?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinETF) has represented an important step towards the regulatory status of the crypto assets. The launch of Bitcoin futures in December 2017 has also contributed to increased oversight and opened possibilities for exposure to institutional investors like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, which have both started to invest in those assets. Further, in June, the SEC voted to allow companies that sell ETFs to launch ‘plain vanilla versions” without first seeking approval from the regulator, in a move seen as important in reducing barriers to entry. At the same time, with players like Coinbase and the Swiss Stock Exchange proposing to offer custodial services for its clients, it seems that another one of the SEC’s main concerns is being addressed. While it is impossible to say at this time, it is hoped by most market participants that the SEC’s new outlook on ETFs, paired with an adequate proposal from VanEck and SolidX with the strong backing of a major institution like the CBOE, will be enough to suade the SEC into taking the historic decision of opening the doors of the crypto world to institutional money. Most of the comments made to the SEC on this proposal seem to support the licensing of Bitcoin Funds. **We expect to know the answer on August 16th**, when the call for comments is due to close and a decision should be issued, although that could be postponed for another 45 days, pushing the decision date to September 30th. An approval of the request could change the face of the cryptomarkets forever. **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Get early access to these and other exclusive articles and join our community on Discord by upgrading to Coinvision Premium](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly)** As we enter July, the bear market of the last few months continues, and yet, as always, opportunities abound if you can identify the right projects. Catered just for you, here is our selection of the best altcoins for July: <img src="https://i.imgur.com/6p1b8RY.png?1"> #**Phantasma ([$SOUL] (https://www.coinvision.co/soul?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** **What is Phantasma ([$SOUL] (https://www.coinvision.co/soul?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** Phantasma is building a fast and secure decentralized network for content distribution. Currently running on the NEO blockchain, the project has already launched a first demo Dapp named Phantasma Mail, which won a city of Zion Dapp competition in late 2017, to showcase the potential of data management and content-sharing within a decentralized network. With a focus on privacy and security, the platform is also designed with interoperability with off-chain applications at its core, overcoming issues with legacy systems interoperability. It will support a number of content exchange features including email, chat, files, money transfers, etc. **Why we like Phantasma ([$SOUL] (https://www.coinvision.co/soul?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** This is an ambitious project that is addressing a number of issues at the same time. Once the blockchain is deployed, it will provides users with decentralized content storage and distribution, bypassing the need for third party services. Further, it will enable Dapp-building on top of its ecosystem at reduced contract and storage costs. It boasts a solid team and considerable community engagement. It has been trading for just a month, mostly on KuCoin, and has so far fallen under the radar of investors. It is a strong early entry bet. **Current price:** 0.00001930 BTC **Term:** Medium - Long **Risk:** Medium - High <img src="https://i.imgur.com/4v2QQHg.png?1"> #**Metronome ([$MET] (https://www.metronome.io/#start))** **What is Metronome ([$MET] (https://www.metronome.io/#start))** Metronome is developing a blockchain-agnostic token that tries to address issues of cross-chain interoperability, self-governance and portability. The team defines their token as a “new cryptocurrency, engineered for institutional-level endurance”. In essence, $MET is designed to address many of blockchain technology issues today, with a roadmap based on longevity. The token has been launched as an ERC827 on the Ethereum blockchain just a week ago, after a successful USD$12 million ICO. **Why we like Metronome ([$MET] (https://www.metronome.io/#start))** Metronome is a very new project in the crypto sphere that is working on a very ambitious goal, a multi-blockchain capable token. While it currently exists only in its Ethereum form, it will soon be tradable on the Bitcoin and Qtum networks. After about a week on IDEX and gate.io, the token is already up almost 200% from ICO price. We expect it to continue to greatly increase in the weeks to come, and more so once it is listed on a bigger exchange. **Current price:** 0.00062183 BTC BTC **Term:** Medium **Risk:** Medium <img src="https://i.imgur.com/myL3YjF.png?1"> #**Remme ([$REM] (http://www.coinvision.co/rem?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** **What is Remme ([$REM] (http://www.coinvision.co/rem?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** In today’s digital world nothing is more important than security, and perhaps complex passwords don’t quite cut it anymore. This is the premise behind Remme, a blockchain project that is making passwords obsolete by deploying a decentralized public key infrastructure (PKI) with a set of Dapps enabling passwordless authentication for users and devices. A PKI is a set of roles, policies, and procedures needed to create, manage, distribute, use, store, and revoke digital certificates and manage public-key encryption, based on the system used by banking and corporate security structures. **Why we like Remme ([$REM] (http://www.coinvision.co/rem?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** From a fundamental analysis point of view, Remme’s proposal is very enticing, as it addresses, with an original and unique solution, one of the biggest issues in the crypto-universe today; security. It will also support masternodes, which we always see as a plus. At a small market cap of USD$8 million, the REM token has now receded from its May high of 324 satoshis to just above 210 satoshis today. It seems to be reaching the bottom with the RSI approaching oversold levels just before releasing its testnet on the 16th of July. **Current price:** 0.00000205 BTC **Term:** Medium - Short **Risk:** Medium - High <img src="https://i.imgur.com/3yLl5WB.png?1"> #**Cardano ([$ADA] (https://www.coinvision.co/ada?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** **What is Cardano ([$ADA] (https://www.coinvision.co/ada?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** This month's only pick from the top 10, Cardano is a smart contract supporting third generation blockchain. Its ecosystem offers improved capabilities and addresses issues of scalability, interoperability and sustainability found in the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains, being the only popular DLT project that markets itself as being built on scientific philosophy and peer-reviewed academic research. Its focus on adapting to be compliant to emerging state and authority regulations makes it particularly appealing for adoption by e-commerce operators. **Why we like Cardano ([$ADA] (https://www.coinvision.co/ada?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** $ADA’s price action in the last week seems extremely promising. The bearish trend seems to have been officially reversed. After losing 50% of its value between the beginning of May and the end of June, last week saw $ADA considerably outperforming any other coin in the top 10. The fact that $ADA is relatively more detached from the BTC price than most of its peers, with many of the trades being made against Tether, rather than BTC, gives it a bit of price movement freedom from global market trends. It is now starting on an upward break that should see considerable gains in the month to come, as investors that have so far been on the sidelines take advantage of $ADA’s reduced price. **Current price:** 0.00002418 BTC **Term:** Medium **Risk:** Medium <img src="https://i.imgur.com/yRifpWx.png?1"> #**NEO ([$NEO] (https://www.coinvision.co/neo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** **What is NEO ([$NEO] (https://www.coinvision.co/neo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** NEO has become a household name for anyone familiar with the crypto universe. The so-called “Chinese Ethereum”, builds and improves on the original Ethereum design, supporting smart contracts and asset tokenization, while boosting an improved Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism and acts as a dividend paying token, rewarding NEO token holders in the form of GAS. **Why we like NEO ([$NEO] (https://www.coinvision.co/neo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** The fundamentals of NEO are proven over and over again. Today, the Chinese government-backed platform is at the front-end of the market, with a number of projects launching and running on its platform and with a transaction processing capacity that, at 10 thousand tps, far outdoes those of Ethereum and Bitcoin. At the moment, NEO has just rebounded from a 3 month low at 0.0048BTC and has started to climb slightly and gathering volume. It is a good moment to grab a bag, particularly as the team prepares to launch its third version of the white paper, which historically has always gathered a lot of investor attention. **Current price:** 0.00562 BTC **Term:** Medium-Short **Risk:** Medium-low <img src="https://i.imgur.com/27drL8w.png?1"> #**OmiseGO ([$OMG] (https://www.coinvision.co/omg?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** **What is OmiseGO ([$OMG] (https://www.coinvision.co/omg?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** Ranking at 19th by market capitalization, OmiseGO and its token $OMG, are well known names in the cryptosphere. Running on top of the Ethereum blockchain, OmiseGo is building a decentralized financial transaction and exchange platform focused on scalability. It is backed by Omise, a Thai company focused on disruptive payment systems that already has a payment network that is accepted by McDonalds and Alipay, and that it will supplement with the OmiseGo platform. It counts Ethereum-founder, Vitalik Buterin amongst its advisors and supporters. **Why we like OmiseGO ([$OMG] (https://www.coinvision.co/omg?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** After two months of consistent price fall against BTC, retracing over 50% in value, $OMG seems to have broken the trend and is now on ascending line. Indicators give good reason to believe it will continue to do so in the weeks to come, particularly as the team prepares to launch its Plasma decentralized exchange during the third quarter. It is a good moment to take on a bag. **Current price:** 0.00125721 BTC **Term:** Medium - Long **Risk:** Medium - Low <img src="https://i.imgur.com/SapbPf4.jpg?1"> #**CardStack ([$CARD] (https://cardstack.com/))** **What is CardStack ([$CARD] (https://cardstack.com/))** Cardstack is developing an open-source software ecosystem that wants to rival the over dominance of today’s tech giants. It does this by offering a software development kit for developers that operates as a plug-in to the blockchain. This allows developers to build apps as they would for mobile and desktops while using the functionalities of the blockchain’s peer-to-peer structure, without actually having to understand the blockchain architecture. **Why we like CardStack ([$CARD] (https://cardstack.com/))** Cardstack’s value proposition is extremely appealing as it promises to democratize blockchain capabilities for developers across many areas. This facilitation can greatly operationalize blockchain capable apps and therefore offers a very compelling product for the use of its token CARD. It just started trading today on IDEX and suffered a panic sell. It is now trading at nearly one third of its ICO price of USD$0.0170, despite its strong team, project and continued development. When the dust settles, and as soon as it lists on a couple more exchanges, whoever bought it at this value will likely not be disappointed. **Current price:** 0.00000102 BTC **Term:** Short - Medium **Risk:** High <img src="https://coincheckup.com/images/coins/dragonchain.png"> #**Dragonchain ([$DRGN] (https://www.coinvision.co/drgn?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** **What is Dragonchain ([$DRGN] (https://www.coinvision.co/drgn?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** Dragonchain and its native token $DRGN were first drafted by a team belonging to Disney and then handed off to the Dragon Chain foundation, a non-profit. It is a blockchain as a service approach that allows companies and services to make use of blockchain tech without needing to understand it. Amongst other goals, one of the main objectives of the project is to create an incubator for blockchain projects to be launched in, a service exclusive to projects holding a considerable number of $DRGN. **Why we like Dragonchain ([$DRGN] (https://www.coinvision.co/drgn?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly))** Since its great high of January 2018, much like the rest of the market, when $DRGN topped 33000 satoshis, the token has been progressively tumbling down in the charts. Last week, $DRGN reached, for the first time this year, December 2017 lows, bottoming at 3800 satoshis, a nearly 90% retrace since ATH. I has since started to recover. Indicators seem to signal the token has bottomed out and that a strong trend reversal is on its way. In the meantime, on the 31st of July, the team will be deploying an ETC interchain library smart contract and adding decentralized L1 Capabilities for the Ethereum blockchain, which should bring some attention to this strong, albeit depressed project that could bring considerable gains for those that buy the bottom. **Current price:** 0.00004439 BTC **Term:** - Long **Risk:** - Medium - High And there you go, your best choices for the bold month of July. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates, alerts and interesting articles. Happy trading. **[Get early access to these and other exclusive articles and join our community on Discord by upgrading to Coinvision Premium](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJuly)** ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Important: Get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=IBHMarket)** This week on our ICO Before The Hype series, we look at [Market Protocol] (https://marketprotocol.io/), a project that is bringing derivatives trading to the blockchain ecosystem. #What is Market Protocol ICO? Market Protocol is filling a so far unattended gap in the quickly expanding world of cryptocurrencies, that of financial derivatives trading, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. These sort of financial instruments are widely used in traditional financial markets and offer a myriad of options for investors in terms of risk mitigation, while opening opportunities for exposure to new trade pairs and assets. Market Protocol’s ecosystem will go further than simply offering new trading options for cryptocurrencies. Once deployed, the platform will give access to both crypto and real world assets using derivatives. This means that the common crypto investor will be able to, for the first time, be exposed to, let’s say, Microsoft-stock, using its Ethereum as collateral, without having to open a brokerage account and without actually having to buy and own Microsoft shares. As an open-source protocol, the team behind the platform will charge no fees and the ecosystem will be governed by the participants themselves. The protocol will run on the Ethereum blockchain and accept any ERC-20 token pairs, as well as allow for the development of Dapps on top of it. #What real world problem is Market Protocol solving? - Limited trading options on current exchanges - Excessive leverage trading risk on existing platforms - Lack of opportunities for exposure to real-world assets using crypto as collateral - Lack of security and excessive centralization on current exchanges #Token Utility While all peer-to-peer transactions will be free on the Market Protocol network, the nodes responsible for confirming the transactions will charge a fee for their work. This fee will be paid by the users in the form of MKT. Further, in order to access a trading contract, 25 MKT need to be deposited as collateral besides the base coin being used for the trade. This collateral will be returned to the user when it exits the contract. The creation of a new contract will also require a user to hold 500 MKT. Both these values for accessing and creating contracts are initial references and are expected to fluctuate under the guise of the community of token-holders that has governing power over the platform. #Why we like Market Protocol? - Allows for derivatives trading for blockchain, contributing to market maturity and indirect price volatility reduction - Very strong support and partnerships - Opens the market to integrate crypto funds with real-world assets The ability to gain access to stock-price exposure using crypto assets as collateral is a giant leap into the consolidation of the crypto trading ecosystem. Crypto traders will have access to many more options than they do today. The introduction of derivatives, like futures, which allow for two parties to agree on a trade in the future at a set price, which hedges the trade and mitigates risk, will open new dimensions to the way we trade tokens today, and will bring the market closer to the maturity of traditional trading markets. Further, the democratic and fee-less nature of the Market Protocol ecosystem is nothing but appealing from a fundamental point of view, all the while assuring investors that the MKT token will have an ever present and structural role in the development of the platform which should assure consistent demand over time. #Partnerships: When it comes to partnerships, few projects can match the accomplishments of Market Protocol in such a short period. Over the last two months, their medium page accounted for a partnership with Amadeus, a provider of ERC20 token liquidity to existing dApps, secured the use of Market Protocol as a decentralized back-end for the upcoming Virtuse Exchange, penned a partnership with decentralized payment network and stablecoin Havven, and announced a collaboration with Digix, an asset tokenization company which is working on bringing digital gold onto the Ethereum blockchain. Further, the DDEX decentralized exchange (DEX) has announced it plans to implement Market Protocol alongside their existing spot trading, and the Shark Relay DEX, which builds on the 0X protocol, is also using Market Protocol to bring derivatives to their traders. Most recently, the team announced yet another partnership with MakerDao for the use of their stable token DAI as the quote currency for Market Protocol contracts, bringing the benefits of price stability to derivatives trading. Finally, just this week, the team announced a collaboration with Bluzelle, a decentralized, on-demand, scalable database service providing data storage solutions, which Market Protocol will use to process the vast amounts of data its exchange will create. #Team: The Market Protocol founding team is composed of a very strong set of experienced traditional markets trading experts. As they present themselves, cumulatively, they hold up to 30 years in the derivatives trading markets, which gives some assurance about their capabilities. On the side of blockchain protocol development, the team doesn’t seem so proven, but they count a Co-Founder of Origin Protocol and the Founder of GitCoin among their advisors, which grants some assurance. #ICO Details: **Date: Not Yet Defined** **Ticker: MKT** **Token type: ERC20** **Sale Target: NYD** **Total Tokens: NYD** **Available for Token Sale: NYD** **KYC: Yes** **Whitelist: Yes** **[Important: Get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=IBHMarket)** ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Gain access to exclusive content and join our private community on Discord by becoming a Coinvision Premium member] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome)** Is there anything better than knowing that your hard earned money is working for you while you are having fun or getting your much deserved rest? Well, the crypto universe offers quite a few opportunities for you to do just that. So, just for you, here are three ways you can put your crypto investments to work while you sleep (Mining cryptos was deliberately left out as we will be covering it in an upcoming article - stay tuned): #Masternodes Masternodes are full node wallets with a certain amount of coins locked up as collateral. They support the smooth running of the network providing for some functionalities more than normal nodes. When a user hosts a masternode, the network rewards him/her in native coins for helping maintain the network. Here at Coinvision we love Masternodes. Most of them require a relatively small investment and give back a continuous daily stream of income without you having to do anything at all. If the hosting is made through a Virtual Private Server, you don't even have to let go of computer power to run the node, and those can be rent for as little as USD$5 per month from a number of different providers. Financial entry barriers vary widely from coin to coin. To run a masternode for [Dash] (https://www.coinvision.co/dash?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome), for instance, the 1000 coins one needs to stack amount to over USD$340k today. For other, less popular coins, a masternode can cost as little as USD$1. If [Dash] (https://www.coinvision.co/dash?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome) yields a bit over 7% return on investment per year, others give back some thousands of times your investment. However, some of these have daily volumes in the low thousands and trade in obscure exchanges. Setting up a masternode can also present some technical challenges for less tech-savvy users. Here at Coinvision, XUMA or [STRAT] (https://www.coinvision.co/strat?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome) are two of our favourites, but there are hundreds to choose from. To know more about masternodes and their underlying opportunities, read our [article about Masternodes] (https://www.coinvision.co/articles/why-masternodes-are-your-next-big-profit-in-crypto?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome). #Dividend paying tokens Some blockchain projects have native coins known as dividend tokens. This means they pay investors for the simple fact of holding the coins. Normally, the rewards come from the distribution of part of the company’s/network’s earnings. This contributes to price stability as investors are more likely to hold their positions as they earn dividends. Perhaps the most famous of these coins is [NEO] (https://www.coinvision.co/neo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome). By acquiring and holding [NEO] (https://www.coinvision.co/neo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome) in an official wallet, the network will automatically reward the user in [GAS] (https://www.coinvision.co/gas?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome). The list of coins paying dividends is quite extensive: [QUA](https://www.coinvision.co/qau?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome), [OMG] (https://www.coinvision.co/omg?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome), [ARK] (https://www.coinvision.co/ark?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome) and [LSK](https://www.coinvision.co/lsk?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome), just to name a few of the better known ones. Coins native to exchanges also tend to pay dividends, either directly as share of the profits of the exchange, or through discounts on transaction fees. That is the case for Binance’s [BNB] (https://www.coinvision.co/bnb?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome), Bibox’s [BIX] (https://www.coinvision.co/bix?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome), KuCoin’s [KCS] (https://www.coinvision.co/kcs?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome) or BridgeCoin’s [BCO] (https://www.coinvision.co/bco?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome). They all offer similar features. This is a comfortable way of earning income just by holding coins. In contrast to masternodes, this normally does not imply any setting up of systems or any technical knowledge. However, return on investment tends to be relatively low when compared to masternodes, with most dividend paying coins returning from 5% to 15% per year. #Proof-of-Stake The Proof-of-Stake model is a transaction confirmation system that is becoming increasingly popular as a substitute for the more traditional Proof-of-Work. It is a form of mining coins that does not request specific hardware to operate. Instead, miners stake their own coins in a wallet to assure that they are correctly confirming transactions. This system has the advantage of being much less energy-intensive and of making attacks on the network harder, as the attempt to confirm a false transaction would require an enormous amount of coins stacked in order to acquire more than the 50% network consensus necessary for a transaction to be wrongly confirmed. By staking your coins in a POS wallet you have the chance that your wallet will be the one solving the blocks and getting rewards. However, the more coins you stake the higher your chances, so this might be a better suited system for large investors. Tokens like [STRAT](https://www.coinvision.co/strat?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome), [NEO] (https://www.coinvision.co/neo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome), [DASH] (https://www.coinvision.co/dash?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome), [FCT](https://www.coinvision.co/fct?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome) or [OK] (https://www.coinvision.co/ok?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome), all operate with POS systems. There are quite a few things to explore here, and if you don’t have the time or the skill to be a day trader, you might be much better off with one of these systems in order to make money from crypto. You can also explore other more active options. Read our take on [how you can earn an extra-income in crypto] (https://www.coinvision.co/articles/how-to-get-an-extra-income-paid-in-cryptocurrencies?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome) by performing some simple tasks. Stay tuned for our updates and [join our Coinvision Premium] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=PassiveIncome) community to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Important: Get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsJuly)** It’s July and we’re back with our catered selection of the best upcoming ICOs in today’s crypto market. While we continue to comb through the most exciting, disruptive and credible opportunities out there, read on this month’s list: #[Jura] (https://www.jura.network/) <img src="https://i.imgur.com/Hzuxyek.jpg"> **What is Jura** Jura is promising to build an ultrafast, fee-less, self-regulated decentralised network. The system improves on pre-existing blockchain solutions by introducing two new tech developments. The first, Proof of Verifiable Random Time (PoVRT) will impose a verifiable random delay on each transaction that increases exponentially as more transactions are pushed into the network. This system is meant to prevent a number of security risks including spam and sybil attacks. The second new development is called Proof-of-Utility (PoU), a consensus system similar to Proof-of-Stake but where the algorithm values the weight of each vote not simply based on the size of the stake, but on its “quality”, including metrics like the node’s participation rate, the age of the stake and others. **Why we like Jura** There are a number of reasons to like Jura, from the team to the tech and the value propositions inscribed on the white paper. If PoU is well implemented, this consensus algorithm could bring considerable governance advantages when compared with the systems currently in existence in the market, while the PoVRT solves a number of security and scalability issues. The team gathers PhDs and Patent-holders from some of the world’s best universities and the project has already gathered considerable attention from VC investors. At a relatively small expected hardcap, this will likely be a much sought after ICO. * Date: Not Yet Defined * Ticker: NYD * Token type: Own Blockchain * Sale Target: USD$20 Million (Expected) * Total Tokens: NYD * Available for Token Sale: NYD * Whitelist: NYD #[Hypernet] (https://hypernetwork.io) <img src="https://i.imgur.com/Gd4z8HV.jpg"> **What is Hypernet** Hypernet is a decentralized cloud computing network that promises to solve many of the issues related to the cloud storage and computing industry as we know it today. While there are already several projects focused on this field in the crypto world, Hypernet is introducing a novelty that the team promises will be the beginning of a new era. Its Distributed Average Consensus (DAC) architecture allows for parallel computing, rather than grid computing, which should allow for an efficient distribution of decentralized computer power even as computers get on and off the network. **Why we like Hypernet** So far, cloud computing decentralized blockchain projects have been very well received by the community, which also means it has become more competitive. In that sense, Hypernet does bring a strong proposition to the market, as it builds on a completely new architecture to address the latency issues in cloud computing that projects like Golem or iExec haven’t really solved yet. If the Hypernet system works as promised once deployed, and the team definitely seems qualified to deliver, this could truly represent a leap forward in blockchain technology, and the Hypernet token will reflect just that. * Date: Not Yet Defined * Ticker: NYD * Token type: Own Blockchain * Sale Target: NYD * Total Tokens: NYD * Available for Token Sale: NYD * Whitelist: NYD #[Elrond Network] (https://www.elrond.network/) <img src="https://i.imgur.com/sUGYEjL.jpg"> **What is Elrond Network** Elrond proposes a new high-throughput blockchain addressing speed, scalability, energy consumption, security and transaction cost issues by developing a blockchain from the ground up using a new system architecture. The Elrond blockchain will use Adaptive State Sharding to address issues of scalability, as the dynamic sharding tech allows for the system’s processing capacity to increase proportionally with the number of participants. They will also deploy an improved PoS consensus algorithm named Secure Proof of Stake (SPoS), and the ecosystem will be cross-chain compatible. **Why we like Elrond** A high-throughput scalable and fast blockchain is hardly an original description, with big projects like EOS, Zilliqa and Quarkchain claiming to do basically exactly that. What drew us to Elrond however, is not only the interesting and potentially disruptive adaptive sharding system, but the fact that the team has been working very hard on producing a prototype before the ICO is even formally announced. Preliminary tests have shown the existing system to be over one thousand times faster that Bitcoin or Ethereum, which is probably why, even with no marketing, the project is getting quite a bit of traction. If the Elrond team manages to deploy a system that actually solves the blockchain scalability issues mass adoption could come very quickly. The prototype release is scheduled for this month and the testnet for Q4. * Date: Not Yet Defined * Ticker: ERD * Token type: Own Blockchain * Sale Target: NYD * Total Tokens: NYD * Available for Token Sale: NYD * Whitelist: NYD #[Snark Network] (https://snark.network) <img src="https://i.imgur.com/bUDcvSI.jpg"> **What is Snark Network** Snark Network is proposing a new blockchain design that addresses the issue of on-chain data storage and the growing problem of bloating ledgers, like the Ethereum blockchain's for instance, which now occupies over 1TB. The problem is considerable as it disincentivizes participants and will eventually limit new systems from joining. Snark Network proposes single proof chain sizes, off-chain execution scaling, proof-only chain data, and first point network routing as technological improvements to deal with this issue. Zero-Knowledge Proof Consensus, in particular, should allow for secure transaction confirmation without the need to constantly carry on all blockchain data. **Why we like Snark Network** Snark Network has been gathering a lot of hype with still little information regarding their ICO. This has been happening due to the great amount of technological innovations the team is proposing, that could greatly advance blockchain design and prepare it for much larger scale use. One of the most interesting aspects of this project is that it addresses the issue of on-chain proof consensus with off-chain execution, as well as the issue of on-chain data scaling, allowing for potential deployment in legacy structures. The community has shown considerable support for the project as well, with their telegram group nearing eight thousand members. * Date: Not Yet Defined * Ticker: NYD * Token type: Own Blockchain * Sale Target: NYD * Total Tokens: NYD * Available for Token Sale: NYD * Whitelist: NYD July promises to be an exciting month. Don't forget to check out our [Best Alts for July 2018] (http://www.coinvision.co/articles/8-best-altcoins-july-2018?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsJuly), and our new series of [ICOs Before the Hype] (http://www.coinvision.co/articles/premium-ico-before-the-hype-shyft-network?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsJuly)! **[Important: Get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsJuly)** ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. 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**We find ourselves today at an auspicious time for the regulatory future of digital currencies**. Last week, William Hinman, director of corporate finance at the US’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the independent body in charge of regulating securities and market trading as well as insure investor protection, told an anxious audience at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit that Ether and Bitcoin are not securities. **Does this matter?** Well, it matters greatly. Under US law, the status of a security asset, rather than a currency, implies that it has to obey to strict regulations and can only be traded and sold to and by accredited investors. Securities are considered tradable assets that imply an expectation of profit based on the work of a third party. What that means is that securities work a little bit like the stock options of a company that yields dividends, or a real estate fund that promises a certain capital return to investors. In these cases, investors deposit their capital against certain assurances, contractual promises, risk assessments, and profit potential that rely heavily on the work of the company or fund leadership. If Ether was considered a security, then it could be considered that the Ethereum Foundation, which is the company behind the deployment of the Ethereum Blockchain and the Ether digital currency, would have committed an offence as it was not registered with the SEC when it underwent its initial coin offering in 2014, where it raised USD16 million. If the decision had been different, as many feared, in all likelihood cryptocurrency exchanges in the US would have had to stop trading Ethereum and Bitcoin until their legal status was clarified with the SEC, and the Ethereum Foundation would likely have had to enter a lengthy and costly legal process if it were to contest the decision. Surely, that would have created a market dump like the world of crypto has never seen. Fortunately, the SEC decided to not consider Ether and Bitcoin as a security, and here is why: While investors might purchase Bitcoin and Ether with the intent and expectation of making a return on investment, the decentralized nature of the network takes away the third party responsible for ensuring those profits are made. There is no central authority to Bitcoin, no CEO or board of administration—there are only miners, who are distributed, individually powerless, and certainly not driven by the interests of shareholders. In truth, no one expected that Bitcoin would be considered a security since it was never pre-mined, and there was never a central authority to it. After all, we are still to find out who is behind the signature of Satoshi Nakamoto, the name authoring the Bitcoin white paper. Ethereum's ICO however raised some eyebrows, as before the network was deployed, there was a central authority to the product development and investors did have an expectation of return on investment. That was the one argument for the security classification, all the others were against it. The crypto community has been cheering the news and Ether's value has responded with a strong climb; however, many questions remain. After all, if Ethereum and Bitcoin are off the hook, Hinman hinted that some ICOs might not be, or at least not until their blockchain infrastructure is deployed and fully decentralized. It is uncertain how this potential clause will drive policy in the future. However, it is somewhat curious that Ethereum, the mother of all ICOs and the platform where the vast majority of new digital currencies are launched, is not a security, but the assets launched on top of it might come to be. For the cryptocurrency market to ever be fully adopted, it will have to be regulated. Some analysts suggest that the security classification would go a long way in promoting the adoption of the asset class by institutional investors. However, that would have also meant the suspension of the outstanding path toward economic democratization that cryptos have paved. Either way, this represents a major landmark for crypto currencies, particularly for American investors that feared a crackdown on the digital currency market by the SEC. From a market perspective, it is likely that the decision will help solidify the currency's price, creating a new support, as Ether is a very popular coin amongst American investors, the biggest crypto market in the world. This all happens as Ethereum developers are working on the deployment of a Proof-of-Stake system with its Casper upgrade and the introduction of sharding to allow the network to scale its transaction processing capacity. As you might know, two of cryptocurrencies' biggest challenges to global acceptance is its ability to scale and the high energy cost for transaction confirmation (at a point, Bitcoin became known for consuming as much power as the whole of Ireland). These developments should greatly improve Ethereum's capacity to deal with growing demand. In all, this is a great moment for cryptocurrencies and Ethereum in particular, despite the months-long bear market we have been enduring. Stay tuned for our next upcoming op-ed on the brave new world of cryptos. *This OP-ED by Coinvision was first published in the business market intelligence publication [The Business Year] (https://www.thebusinessyear.com/a-security-it-isnt/focus) on the 20th of June 2018, under the title “A Security it Isn’t”.*
This week we are looking at another ICO that could bring disruption to a core industry in today’s tech world, that of scientific research and data. Take a look at [Orvium] (https://orvium.io/). #What is [Orvium] (https://orvium.io/) The Orvium project is building an open source platform to promote and disseminate peer-reviewed scientific papers and research. The idea behind it is that a decentralized open-source platform could overcome the scientific research industry’s biggest inefficiencies. Today, the industry is modelled in a way that scientific content creators regularly have to pay publicists in order to see their research published, while at the same time peer-reviewers perform their work for free, at the same time that the publication itself reaps the rewards of the scientific work done by others. Further, the high fees charged by these publications endangers scientific freedom as it limits the researchers’ ability to disseminate the information. Through a distributed structure where everyone is free to publish their research but where copyright is held by the original content creator, Orvium aims at rewarding the researchers, while making the access to scientific research more democratic, cheaper and fair. The ORV token will operate as the lifeblood of the platform, being used to pay for the use of copyright material and reward the creators of that same content #Why we like [Orvium] (https://orvium.io/) Orvium offers a unique solution for the problems that have plagued the scientific research industry for decades. The platform will allow users to create their own decentralized autonomous journals (DAJ), a novel concept that could reshape the scientific publishing industry. The DAJ would allow for the creation of specific governance structures, as well as foster new social and professional dynamics within the community. What this means is that individuals and groups will be able to create their own scientific journals, where members of the community will be able to vote for the topic to be featured on the next issue, define entry fees or organize crowd-fundings for the purchase of content rights. In essence, it would be a community-defined governance structure that opens the door to a completely different form of public/scientific research interaction. Once deployed, the system will promote new opportunities for research funding. Through the patronage of scientific researchers, groups and individuals can directly sponsor research on issues that are pressing and relevant to them, instead of scientists depending on inefficient institutional criteria to get financial backing. That will allow the general public to directly finance AIDS prevention or climate change mitigation research or any other sort of research topic communities deem relevant, without being limited by corporate and institutional interests and bias. Further, by staking funds in a smart contract, individuals can be sure that their funds will be used to finance the research they deem important, with zero risk of fraud. If successfully deployed, this shift in both dissemination of information, funding for scientific research and public involvement, can dramatically change the way we see the scientific community and interact with scientific knowledge creation. From the publishing industry side, Orvium’s value proposition answers the needs of the two fundamental sides of the sector, researchers and peer-reviewers, while it undermines the monopoly major scientific publications have on the financial structure of the industry. In sum, this ICO has the potential to turn the industry on its head and bring back control of scientific research to the content creators, and even the public at large. **Here are the details for the Orvium ICO:** **Token:** ORV **Total supply:** 379 Million ORV **Total available to the public:** 227.4 Million ORV (60%) **Token Type:** ERC-20 **ICO price per token:** 1 ORV = 0.1 USD **ICO Goal:** USD$20 Million **Start Date:** July (Not Set) **End Date:** August (Not Set) *Disclaimer: We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team. This article was done in partnership with Orvium.*
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This is what Antoni had to stay about Nexo and the future: <img src="https://i.imgur.com/I4D619K.png"> **Coinvision: How does Nexo differentiate itself from other loan providers in the blockchain ecosystem?** **Antoni:** There are several distinctive features which have been instrumental in putting Nexo on the map. The most important one is that, unlike many blockchain companies out there, we walk the walk. Our product went live less than two months after meeting our funding goal of $52.5 million during a very successful and oversubscribed Private Sale. What is more, innovation is embedded in our business model. We offer the world’s first instant crypto-backed loans and many users are already enjoying their funds in their bank accounts. Nexo’s platform is building on the decade-long experience of our existing company, Credissimo, as a leading European FinTech company that provides online lending in compliance with multiple regulators. Now Nexo is taking that expertise and applying it in the crypto world. We have made sure that, right from the outset, our platform and operations measure up to the highest standards for a global financial institution. >**we have issued the world’s first US SEC-compliant dividend-paying token and we are proud to announce that we are now the largest security token issuer by market cap with a live product and a sustainable business model** We believe the future belongs to security tokens and as such, they need to meet the relevant regulations. If you look around, you’ll see lots of examples. Circle acquired Poloniex, one of the leading exchanges. And who stands behind Circle? Goldman Sachs. Oh, and by the way, they are now working on becoming a regulated exchange. Coinbase, another giant, recently announced it was waiting for an approval to operate as a regulated broker-dealer, after acquiring a US securities dealer company. Even Nasdaq has indicated that it will consider becoming a crypto exchange. I think it’s clear where things are heading and this is the path Nexo has been pursuing from the very beginning. **Coinvision: What is the importance of being SEC-compliant at a time when none of the exchanges out there is?** **Antoni:** The cryptocurrency market is still in its infancy which has led many to view it as the Wild West. Another reason is the mere nature of decentralization. Blockchain has put tremendous power in the hands of everyday people but has also resulted in multiple scams and gimmicky projects raising millions of dollars. At Nexo, we come across copycats and fraudulent individuals presenting themselves as part of the Nexo team in an attempt to dupe the crypto community out of their money. We constantly warn users to stay vigilant at all times and to refer any questions to our Telegram channel and our team. As the scene matures, we’ll see a tighter oversight on the part of regulators. We are already witnessing the first clampdowns which have been met with mix feelings. Whether you like it or not, this will have a healing effect on the industry. There are bubble conditions on the market which will help level the playing field. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The securitization of Nexo’s asset-backed loan portfolio, unveiled by Antoni Trenchev at the FinTech World Forum 2018 in London. Scaling and meeting the $1+ billion in loan requests is Nexo’s top priority.<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24NEXO&src=ctag&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$NEXO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HODL?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HODL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InstantCryptoLoans?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#InstantCryptoLoans</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CryptoFinTech?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CryptoFinTech</a> <a href="https://t.co/RDNsxZmZHA">pic.twitter.com/RDNsxZmZHA</a></p>— Nexo (@NexoFinance) <a href="https://twitter.com/NexoFinance/status/1001837846834106369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> >**When the smoke clears, the ones who survive will be projects that offer value and have the user’s best interest in mind. The SEC-compliance is one way to demonstrate that we are one of those projects** **Coinvision: When do you expect an SEC-compliant exchange to emerge? What changes will that bring to the blockchain space?** **Antoni:** This is a very timely question. Just a few days ago, tZero, a company we are in talks with over a potential partnership, announced it had teamed up with Boston Stock Exchange to launch the world’s first regulated security token exchange. >**Regulated exchanges are on the horizon and might launch sooner than many had previously expected** Needless to say, they will disrupt the market by putting the rest of the players under pressure to ensure compliance. Most importantly, they will help instill confidence in industry stakeholders and strengthen the nascent cryptocurrency industry. **Coinvision: What do you foresee will be the impact of “Wall Street” and institutional money coming into the market for the acceptance of digital currencies in the “real economy”?** **Antoni:** Digital currencies are already part of the “real economy” and we’re hard at work to make the Nexo Platform one of the mainstream conduits linking the two. With every industry, institutional capitals are a bellwether of markets becoming mature and more stable. Due to their lower risk profile, it is not unlikely to see larger institutions joining the party later in the cycle when markets are more or less established and the ground rules are set. Consequently, in turn, they promote transparency and foster trustworthiness on the market. As you pointed out, there is clear evidence of this happening on the cryptocurrency market as well. >**Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and other large investment banks have long been flirting with the idea of launching crypto trading desks. Recent reports suggest that they are finally ready to put their money where their mouth is** It is worth noting that institutions of this caliber seek footing on the market through investment vehicles they are already familiar with. We are working on structuring a fixed-income financial instrument based on our asset-backed loan portfolio which is both appealing enough and provides the level of comfort Wall Street firms are looking for. **Coinvision: Can you share with us just how many users your platform has right now?** **Antoni:** Our platform has more than 70,000 users and counting. As any large financial institution, we are committed to keeping our investors in the know about any relevant developments. **Coinvision: What kind of loan conditions do users have access to within the Nexo platform, in terms of interest rates, value limits, etc.?** **Antoni:**We offer an annual percentage rate (APR) of 16% with a loan amount of $5,000 minimum, which will go even lower soon. Users can borrow up to $100,000 and we have no hidden fees or expenses. We do not require a minimum monthly payment as long as the outstanding balance is within the available limit. **Coinvision: What can we expect in terms of new tokens being added to the Nexo platform after Binance Coin makes an entry on July 1st?** *Antoni:** We have received applications from over 40 companies wishing to add their tokens with us and allow their holders to borrow against their coins without selling. What is more, many of them are eager to provide financing for Nexo to issue loans backed by their respective tokens which is part of our scaling strategy. Right now, our top priority is responding to market demand and the overwhelming loan requests for over $1 billion. So, this will guide also our partnership strategy in the foreseeable future. To this end, we are making good progress to acquiring an FDIC-insured US chartered bank which would open up a whole new world of opportunities for Nexo and our community. In addition, we are working on structuring a fixed-income financial instrument based on our asset-backed loan portfolio and adding new crypto assets as collateral options. **Coinvision: What will the acquisition of a FDIC-secured banking institution bring to Nexo and its users? How is the process for the M&A going so far?** **Antoni:** This is a key one for us and will bring multiple benefits to the table. For one, it will give Nexo a foothold in the US market. At the same time, and more importantly, it will provide us with access to additional cost-efficient financing. >**We’ve been inundated with loan requests, currently in excess of $1 billion and growing every day. The acquisition of a FDIC-secured banking institution will allow us to meet our increasing demand and expand our portfolio.** **Coinvision: What is your vision for the company in the long-term?** **Antoni:** In the immediate future, it would be meeting the demand. Once we do, acquiring an FDIC-insured US chartered bank and then, going beyond lending. And that's it from our talk with Antoni Trenchev, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at [Nexo] (https://www.coinvision.co/nexo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=NexoInt). We will continue to follow their work closely. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates, alerts and interesting articles and get [$20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend to Coinvision Premium] (https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=NexoInt) **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Joing Coinvision Premium now and get $34 Ethereum cash back] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=CindicatorInterview)** Coinvision sat down with Mike Brusov, CEO and Co-Founder of [Cindicator] (https://www.coinvision.co/cnd?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=CindicatorInterview), a project that brings together machine learning technology and thousands of analysts to create a hybrid intelligence-based market predicting platform. Seven months after a successful ICO and despite the bearish market trends, Cindicator appears to be thriving with an expanded community of users and experts further strengthening the project’s market strength. This is what Mike had to say about what the last few months have brought to the project and what we can expect for the volatile times ahead. <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/951504229566435328/_7Ljd0nf_400x400.jpg"> **Coinvision: It has been a couple of months since you have announced the deployment of Cindicator’s first Neural Network. How is the system performing so far?** **Mike:** Adding the first neural network already had a major positive effect. The back-tests showed that the neural network increased accuracy by 20 percentage points in some cases. The indicators that we sent to token holders since 22 March were already processed by the neural network. The accuracy was 69% even in the current very unstable market. **Coinvision: What are your plans for the extension of the current Neural Network system and what does that mean for Cindicator users?** **Mike:** We’re at the very beginning. Right now we have just one neural network of one type. It’s possible that a different structure might deliver an even greater improvement. Cindicator’s neural network works by identifying complex relationships between different models that we use. Basically, it’s a third layer on top of machine learning models that enhance analysts predictions. So adding more models of different types and more data points will likely increase accuracy. By its very nature, neural networks continuously learn from more and more data. **Coinvision: In January, the Cindicator team announced an accuracy level for the platform’s indicators at 62.6%, a positive figure despite major market volatility and bearish trend. How has the platform performed since then in terms of indicator accuracy?** **Mike:** The first quarter was a new phase in the market cycle. It was new for our systems, for our analysts, and for a lot of other people in the market. Everything worked well for us. We’ve passed an important stage in our learning. Our models evolved, analysts receive real feedback, and we’ve gathered a lot of data. The overall results in terms of accuracy are pretty good. So we’re looking into the future with great optimism. When a similar downturn would hit, we’ll be ready to show even better results. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/Crowd_indicator?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Crowd_indicator</a> is finally at <a href="https://twitter.com/Nasdaq?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Nasdaq</a> thanks for the nice talk and hosting me <a href="https://t.co/Yxc3Q8WIXZ">https://t.co/Yxc3Q8WIXZ</a></p>— Mike Brusov (@MikeBrusov) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeBrusov/status/996779689967521792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> **Coinvision: Your Q1 roadmap describes the deployment of a new ICO focused product that has “never been seen before on the market”. What will this actually entail and how will users benefit from it?** **Mike:** Yes indeed, we will soon announce the product that is going to help investors make better decisions by using the combined power of 100,000 analysts enhanced by AI. This product will help them to make decisions about participating in various token sales. We think that this product would become one of the key decisive factors for individual and institutional investors because it gives access to a powerful hybrid intelligence that unites a large group of decentralized competent people who’ve been in this market for a while. We've received a lot of feedback about the necessity of such product. **Coinvision: What can token holders expect from developments in the Cindicator ecosystem over Q3 2018 and beyond?** **Mike:** During the rest of the year, we will strengthen our network. We’ll work on every node and feedback loop: more analysts, more data points, smarter models, and valuable analytical products. This will increase the total value that our ecosystem participants receive. We aim to build on what we have achieved so far. Improving the core technology. Creating more products. Further expanding our team. Developing the business. And we will continue to make more experiments, we are always testing, always growing. And sharing our knowledge and expertise along the way. **Coinvision: What is your message for investors in the market right now?** **Mike:** For long-term investors, my message would be to ignore price fluctuations. Look at how companies create and deliver the value that they’ve announced. Only a very limited number of companies really solves the issues that they’ve flagged in their white papers. That’s where we should be looking into. Would they be able to tackle those big global problems? If yes, then we are about to witness explosive growth akin to post dot-com boom that created new types of companies, new business models, new technologies. We believe what our indicators are telling us. Singularity is closer. And this has absolutely nothing to do with prices. And that's it from Mike Brusov, Co-Founder and CEO of [Cindicator] (https://www.coinvision.co/cnd?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=CindicatorInterview). Stay tuned for our upcoming updates, articles and interviews and alerts about high ROI opportunities. [Joing Coinvision Premium and get $34 Ethereum cash back!] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=CindicatorInterview) **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium)** Coinvision sat down with Erich Spangenberg and Dan Bork, respectively, the CEO and the CTO of [IPwe] (https://ipwe.com/), a new venture creating a blockchain and AI enabled global patent market that has been attracting a lot of attention in recent months. This is what Eric and Dan had to say about their project and their ambitions for the future: <img src="https://i.imgur.com/cnoSCaY.png"> **Coinvision: Can you give us a short overview on IPwe? Maybe a little on how you came up with the business?** **Erich:** IPwe is creating the patent asset class. We are using AI and blockchain to answer basic questions about patents – Do they exist? Who owns them? Are they valuable? How do you transact?—so that more people can participate in the market. With greater transparency, lower costs and it being easier to transact, our thesis is that more people will get involved with patents. They will get involved not just in traditional transactions like licenses and acquisitions, but also new transactions like financings and innovation projects, that will benefit owners, investors and the society as a whole. **Dan:** Most of the team at IPwe has been working together for years. Erich bought our company that was originally a spin-out from the University of Minnesota in 2007. We invested over $20 million in coming up with better artificial intelligence solutions to analyze patents that were used to make hundreds of millions of dollars in the patent space. Back in the early days of developing these analytic tools, we would often talk about how inefficient the patent market was and we were amazed it operated in the way it did. When we started working on IPwe in early 2017 we realized that the market conditions and technology finally existed to enable the global patent market. **Coinvision: What advantages can the blockchain bring to the patent market and what problems can it solve?** **Dan:** It is hard to believe it in 2018, but there is no single reliable registry of the world’s 20 million patents. You have about 200 independent government agencies issuing patents. Blockchain is an ideal solution to handle building a registry for the world’s patents. For the IPwe Global Patent Registry we are taking it further and not only listing if a patent exists, but also engaging in an effort to also make it easy to find out who owns it. **Erich:** Part of our thesis is that if before you even start, you have to incur significant expense to establish if a patent exists and who owns it, few are going to transact. >**We are taking it a step further and not only will IPwe incur the millions in expense to create and build the Global Patent Registry, we will make it available for free for all forever** Why? We think it is worth it and an essential first step to creating the patent asset class. Without this critical simple first step, the patent asset class will not develop. As a society we spend billions on regulating, obtaining and maintaining patents – and an acceptable return is just not present and we are going to fix that. ![IPwe](https://i.imgur.com/0ixsHsL.png) **Coinvision: The proposal of establishing a world-wide blockchain-based patent registry is very interesting, but it being a government designed process in most countries, how can you bridge over the differences between different regulatory systems and procedures?** **Dan:** IPwe’s plan is not to replace patent offices — like many intermediaries in the patent space, they perform a critical function. All the Global Patent Registry is doing is providing the infrastructure to make the information available in a single registry that is free for all to engage with. The goal of Global Patent Registry is to let anyone determine if a patent exists, in which patent office it exists and who owns the patent. It’s a platform that works with patent offices to give a unified view of patents from a market perspective. We are seeking to work with the world’s patent offices. They are maxed out and resource constrained – we do not charge them and in fact we give them analytical tools to help make them more productive. >**[Zuse Analytics] (https://zuseip.com/) is our patent AI analytic tool and we have a customized version we make available free of charge to patent offices** **Erich:** We work with patent offices to make things better – and we do it without charging them anything. >**Ultimately, we think regulations will change and the entire patent space will be tokenized — this will not happen overnight, but it will happen** IPwe is working with regulators, owners and other interest groups to make this happen in an intelligent manner. Before that transition to a tokenized system occurs, we are working with the system to make it better. We admire the optimism of the people who are proposing to immediately tokenize the patent system and even more interesting ideas like a global patent – we just believe that there is an important interim step while those significant changes are further evaluated. **Coinvision: What value does your application Zuse bring to the patent industry? What has been the feedback from users so far?** **Dan:** With a team out of the University of Minnesota that includes Prof. George Karypis, we have been working exclusively on AI patent analytics since 2007. Our systems have been used to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in patent transaction, but these systems were never made available to the public. We have developed tools that answer basic and critical questions about patents. We think these tools should be available free of charge. For many participants, the information Zuse provides will be adequate or be enough to get them to be comfortable that it is worth spending additional capital or resources on a possible transaction. >**The feedback from our users has been really fulfilling. We are working on new analytic tools and new UX/UI’s that we think will advance critical understanding about patents beyond the traditional participants** **Erich:** We realize that we could create a business selling patent analytic services, but that this was not of interest to us. We want transactions to happen and we think IPwe should not get paid unless a transaction happens. We think Zuse Analytics is a great tool and are building API’s into Zuse so that if you want to leverage what we built to build some custom solution, you can. We are also analytics agnostic—if you are in love with another patent analytics system, use it. We are not interested in Zuse as a source of revenue—we do not charge, we do not track and we do not advertise on Zuse. **Coinvision: What is the IPwe Platform? How does it fit with the Global Patent Registry and Zuse Analytics?** **Dan:** IPwe Global Patent Registry and Zuse Analytics are up and running today and available to the public. Once you know there is a patent and who the owner is, you can use Zuse to get some basic answers to basis and critical questions. >**The IPwe Platform – which we anticipate will be available in late June for simple transactions—is where you will go to transact** Working with owners, inventors, corporations, universities, financers, insurance companies and a long list of service providers, the IPwe Platform will handle traditional patent transactions like acquisitions and licensing but also transactions that simply do not exist in today’s market. It will consist of both user interfaces and API’s that will integrate the Global Patent Registry blockchain, the transaction blockchain and elements of Zuse. **Erich:** Platforms are complex to build and even more complex to execute on. The IPwe Platform is not going for “nice to have;” we spent millions of our own money and a lot of our time thinking about and developing “must have” elements for the IPwe Platform that will cause the market to take notice and ask “why would you transact anywhere else?” That is our goal. ![Blockchain for Patents](https://i.imgur.com/XogC8Dx.png) **Coinvision: What partnerships has IPwe already established or is looking to establish? What do you expect to gain from them?** **Erich:** We are working with patent offices, large and small patent owners, service providers and intermediaries of all types. Our goal is not to eliminate all the intermediaries in the patent space. >**We are involved in a unique market where only 2% of the world’s 20 million patents transact and only 5% ever find their way into a commercial product. What we can do with the support of the market is increase these percentages dramatically and the market expands for everyone** Of course, intermediary costs are going to fall—that is a good thing—but if IPwe is successful, transaction volumes are going to increase dramatically. We want to work with all of the intermediaries, owners and other interest holders to expand the market. That will, of course, benefit IPwe, intermediaries and owners, but also society. **Dan:** Our AI analytic tool — Zuse Analytics — is a great example. For most intermediaries, Zuse is going to return to you laptop work that was going to be outsourced to a cheaper labor center and never be done by them. What Zuse’s AI does is let you focus on the higher value and more interesting work and services that your client actually wants. For patent offices, Zuse can aid in patent quality and more efficient access to patent information for their communities. **Coinvision: So far IPwe has been exclusively privately funded. Why have you not sought crowdfunding initially through an ICO as most blockchain projects have done so far?** **Erich:** It was hard to avoid the temptation of an ICO, but ultimately, we decided an ICO was not for us. IPwe works extensively with large companies and government agencies. A government agency and most large companies are not going to get near you if you have a potentially significant regulatory compliance issue. Put aside whether governments are right or wrong on “all tokens” being securities. For a government agency or most corporate customers, they are not going to accept “headline risk” – being part of a news story for the wrong reason — no matter how compelling your offering. We are B2B and B2G – we have to be fully compliant in all phases of operation. Now—this does not mean we are not interested in a security token or that, when regulation catches up, we will not pursue a utility token. We believe ICOs are a really interesting development and, in general, a very positive development—it is just not for IPwe right now. **Dan:** We think we are witnessing a natural progression of the market. The curious people that were getting paid a fortune to promote you on Telegram or Twitter are being replaced with serious people and we think that is a really good thing. The market will mature, We are fortunate to have the capital to fund our R&D and 20-person headcount without having the need to pursue an ICO. **Coinvision: Will it be possible for the broader community base to invest in the company in the mid-term?** **Erich:** We have made our required SEC filing and just can’t comment on IPwe fundraising specifics. >**We want to open up the patent asset class to capital and a new group of investors. This is something we are working hard on and I hope this will be a reality in Q4 2018 or early in 2019** Ultimately, our goal is to make the patent asset class investable for a larger group of people. Patents are a non-correlated investment opportunity that should open up to more than the handful of funds that currently invest in this asset class. This will benefit investors, inventors and owners, but also have a potential tremendous impact on innovation and macro societal benefits that are just not being realized today. **Dan:** IPwe has a very long-range view of the market. Every day I am deep in our technology roadmap and working with our team to develop systems that will meet the significant objectives being set for IPwe. And that's it from our talk with Dan and Erich, the CEO and the CTO of [IPwe] (https://ipwe.com/). We will continue to follow their work with great interest. Stay tuned and be the first to get our upcoming articles, interviews and alerts about high ROI opportunities. **[Become a Coinvision Premium member and get $34 ETH cash back as a signup bonus.] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium)** **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Important: Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash)** Over the weekend, Bitcoin tumbled 10% in an unexpected move attributed to, among other things, the US probe on exchanges and the hacking of South Korean exchange [Coinrail] (https://coinrail.co.kr/) (as you can see from the link the exchange is still in system maintenance). Either way, it becomes ever more apparent just [how relevant South Korea is to market prices](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/what-makes-south-korea-the-world-s-biggest-cryptoland?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). Adding this latest crash, the crypto market has lost over USD$300 billion since the beginning of the year. Admittedly, it hasn’t been pretty. So, what’s left for the crypto community in such volatile times? Here at Coinvision, we wanted to share our insights for surviving one of the sharpest dumps in months. Although these are scary times, DO NOT PANIC SELL. As always, you are responsible for conducting your own research, but if you’ve been following the discussions within the Coinvision community, then you’ll have sufficient knowledge to know which are the most credible altcoins. Check out our selection of [the 8 Best Altcoins for June 2018](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/8-best-altcoins-2018-june). Knowledge is power! So you should hopefully have very solid positions, and these are likely to recover soon. DON’T OPEN NEW POSITIONS in altcoins. The market is still reshaping and it could be too soon to have defined a bottom. We’ll be looking for clear market recovery signals before suggesting to make a move. The best way to proceed is to try to look for shifts in market trends and public discourse. So far the indicators give conflictive signs and it is uncertain if BTC has hit bottom. Keep an eye out for the 6k resistance line as a cross below that line will likely signal a strong tumble down and also check out our analysis on [Where BTC is Heading and How To Understand Current Market Trends](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/premium-btc-price-analysis). For specific buy and sell targets as well as stop-loss levels for BTC, [join our premium community](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). UNDERSTAND LIQUIDITY AND VOLUME. Have perspective and be calm when assessing the market. If you understand how markets work, especially liquidity and volume, then you will know that almost every project will recover once liquidity and volume comes back. Understanding this is the difference between investing and gambling. UNDERSTAND DIVERSIFICATION. Betting in different investment opportunities pays off in times like these. A healthy mix between ICOs, masternodes, low caps, medium caps and Bitcoin/Ethereum is advisable. Check out our [Easy Management Strategy for Your Crypto Portfolio](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/an-easy-management-strategy-fo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash) to understand how to diversify successfully. Our private community is constantly discussing the hidden gems and new opportunities within the crypto market. We’ve helped our Coinvision Premium members to understand and install masternodes, as well as introduce them to the best upcoming ICOs. [Check out our selection of the 4 Best ICOs for June 2018](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/premium-4-best-icos-june-2018?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). In times like these it’s crucial to understand what diversification opportunities are out there and to find a strong community that can help you discover and understand how to assess credibility. [Check our users reviews](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/what-members-are-saying-about-coinvision-premium-you-can-t-miss-this?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). Research, research, research. Due diligence is always critical. Right now is the best time to learn new concepts and discover new projects. There are thousands of projects out there, so one of the best places to start learning is from the Coinvision [ICO TOP 20] (https://www.coinvision.co/top20?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). We’ve assessed and ranked each of these according to several criteria, such as: hype level, risk level, ROI potential, available MVP, pre-bonus sales, market cap, ICO price, as well as the experience and credibility of the team and advisers. Last, but not least: remember how much you believe in this technology. Blockchain is here to stay and still in very early stages. This is just the beginning and as the market consolidates your assets will grow with it. If you want to learn more about blockchain tech and discover credible cryptos to invest in, then there’s never been a better time to [join Coinvision Premium](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). Our private community on Discord has crypto experts and excellent research to help you become a better trader. Don’t miss out, join us now and be prepared to move when the market takes off again. ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM)** In the battle for mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies and the emergence of a new financial system, every little step counts. We have already seen the many use cases [where Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are accepted] (https://www.coinvision.co/articles/the-bullish-series-bitcoin-accepted-here?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM) for day-to-day purchases, both online and in the physical world, but the process of moving from our current system to the new age of cryptos will be long and will need bridges. One such bridge that has become increasingly popular over the last few years is the Bitcoin ATM. #What are Bitcoin ATMs? The first known Bitcoin ATM was installed in a cafe in Vancouver back in 2014. This and subsequent machines are not technically ATMs as we know them, which allow us to withdraw hard currency from our bank accounts. Instead, they work as localized instant Fiat to Crypto exchanges. Users can purchase [Bitcoin] (https://www.coinvision.co/btc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM), [Ethereum] (https://www.coinvision.co/eth?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM), [Dash] (https://www.coinvision.co/dash?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM) and others, using Fiat, in cash, or to access their crypto wallets and exchange their digital currencies for Dollars, Euros or other currencies, withdrawing them on the spot. #How to use Bitcoin ATMs and convert cryptocurrencies to cash Using a Bitcoin ATM is fairly straightforward. After choosing the “buy Bitcoin” option, the user provides the machine with a wallet address or scans a QR code, inserts the cash and confirms the transaction. Bitcoin is automatically transferred to the users wallet. The “Selling Bitcoin” option is pretty much the reverse process. Transaction fees vary widely from country to country and operator to operator, as do the ways of interacting with the machine. Generally, Bitcoin ATMs do not demand any form of identification to perform transactions, which makes them a great way of purchasing cryptos in a completely anonymous way. Unfortunately, this has made them a great tool for people trying to hide funds from authorities or launder illicit gains. To face this issue authorities in Canada and the United States have imposed strict demands for “Know Your Costumer” (KYC) rules and transaction limitations to try to put a hold on illegal activities using these machines. China’s ban on ICO’s and exchanges also extended to the country’s only Bitcoin ATM, which now lies disconnected. ![China Bitcoin ATM](https://media.giphy.com/media/ADgfsbHcS62Jy/giphy.gif) # Where to find Bitcoin ATMs Tighter regulation has not stopped the strong expansion of the Crypto ATM network around the world and you can probably find a Bitcoin ATM not very far from you. Today, according to [coinatmradar] (http://coinatmradar.com), there are 3234 Bitcoin ATMs installed in 70 different countries. While the United States dominates by numbers, with 2017 installed ATMs, the curious winner by number of ATMs per million inhabitants is the small nation of Anguilla, with 666.7 ATMs per million people, which it achieves with only one ATM serving its population of 15000. As regulatory measures continue to evolve, aimed at making transactions either more secure or more controllable, worldwide, the number of these ATMs should continue to expand. In November last year, in a landmark move, South Korea’s Hyonsung, one of the largest manufacturers of ATMs in the world, [decided to integrate Bitcoin in all its international ATM models] (https://cointelegraph.com/news/major-atm-manufacturer-integrates-bitcoin-exposure-to-millions-of-users), something it has long done for its national market. In mid-April, [the first Bitcoin ATM started operating in Zimbabwe] (http://bitcoinist.com/isnt-ironic-zimbabwes-first-ever-bitcoin-atm-also-countrys-source-real-currency/), where Bitcoin has become a preferred form of storage of value to the national currency due to out-of-control inflation. Zimbabweans will perhaps benefit more than most from these machines as they will be able to buy Bitcoin at global market prices rather than through the country’s only exchange, [Golix] (https://www.golix.io/), where cryptos normally sell for a 10 to 15% premium. #The Crypto ATM and the future In the end, with few exceptions, Bitcoin ATMs serve little purpose, particularly in places where KYC is already mandatory. However, they give a sense of restrained adoption, filling the need for a smooth transition between the current system and the new financial order. ATMs are a structural part of our daily financial lives and having a machine that looks the same and sort of does the same thing for cryptos makes us feel like the objects that we are so accustomed to and comfortable using will not disappear overnight. But by all indications, Bitcoin ATMs are more of a fait-divers than a tool for the future, a sort of a mini-disk just before the emergence of the mp3. Interesting and fun, but an unnecessary physical object at the dawn of a digital revolution. Play with them while you can. For now, there is probably one not far away from you. Unless you live in China that is. Don't forget to check out our selection of the [8 Best Altcoins for June 2018](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/8-best-altcoins-2018-june?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM) and stay tuned for our updates and [join our Coinvision Premium community] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM) to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. [Subscribe to Premium now and get $34 Ethereum cash back, as well as $20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend!] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM) **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. 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**[Get these and other exclusive alerts earlier by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune)** June is upon us and the crypto market continues with its up and downs, as if it was curing a cold that just won't go away. It is in times like these that clarity is most needed, and so, just for you, here is our selection of the alts to follow this month, from low caps, to disruptive projects and household names, take note: <img src="https://i.imgur.com/ign5DOZ.jpg"> #**Aurora DAO ([$AURA](https://www.coinvision.co/aura?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Aurora DAO ([$AURA](https://www.coinvision.co/aura?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Aurora DAO ($AURA) is an advanced decentralized financial network that aims to democratize access to high-end financial services regardless of social class or geographic location. It works as an aggregator of [Ethereum] (https://www.coinvision.co/eth?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune)-based applications and protocols that form this banking and finance platform. Its flagship product at the moment is [IDEX] (https://idex.market), the biggest and most popular decentralized exchange in the market. The project also has its own stable coin, the Boreal, which is pegged to the USD and will eventually be collateralized against real-world assets **Why we like Aurora DAO ([$AURA](https://www.coinvision.co/aura?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** A couple of weeks ago you got an [entry point alert for Aurora] (http://www.coinvision.co/articles/premium-aurora-dao-aura-good-entry-point-around-0-000350-eth-long-term?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune). At the current price, Aurora is still at an interesting place, going through accumulation. This is a project we follow closely at Coinvision, it being behind the [IDEX] (https://idex.market) exchange. It is establishing Proof-of-Stake (POS) and will have an app that will allow users to validate data from the network on their own computer receiving a percentage of IDEX fees in return. There is no fixed date for the launch of POS in Q3, so this one is a long hold. **Current price:** 0.00002965 BTC **Term:** Long **Risk:** Medium-Low <img src="https://i.imgur.com/W7T5BNl.jpg"> #**Havven ([$HAV] (https://www.coinvision.co/hav?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Havven ([$HAV] (https://www.coinvision.co/hav?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Another coin we are following closely this past few weeks is Havven ($HAV). The Havven team is putting in place a decentralized payment network and establishing a stable coin by using over-collateralized secondary tokens to create stability. HAV tokens are collateralized by other digital assets and locked in Smart Contracts which pay transaction fees to token holders. The HAV tokens are then used to collateralized the Nomins tokens, that are a stable coin used to operate the company’s platform. **Why we like Havven ([$HAV] (https://www.coinvision.co/hav?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Havven is approaching a very interesting development in the coming weeks. The team is launching its Nomins ($nUSD) stable coin as well as its payment system platform on the 11th of June, which should bring much attention to it. Volume has already started to pick up at above USD$1 Million per day and the recent listing on [KuCoin](https://www.kucoin.com) also bodes well for the coin. **Current price:** 0.00007460 BTC **Term:** Medium **Risk:** Medium <img src="https://i.imgur.com/cswR6SI.png"> #**Internext ([$INTX] (https://www.coinvision.co/inxt?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Internext ([$INTX] (https://www.coinvision.co/inxt?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Internext is developing a decentralized cloud storage platform geared for the mass market, with improved speed, user experience, and resource consumption. After an unsuccessful ICO in September last year, the team continued to push ahead with its ambitions. In Q1, the team released the Alpha versions of its X Cloud storage platform and of its X Core data sharing platform. They feature easy to install node running software and are already available to the public. **Why we like Internext ([$INTX] (https://www.coinvision.co/inxt?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Internext is still very much under the radar even though it has a finished working product that it is already monetizing. This is a very low cap (USD$4 million), low-key (over 80% of volume is traded in [IDEX] (https://idex.market) or [CoinExchange] (https://www.coinexchange.io/)) token with a lot of potential for the long term. The team is releasing the Beta versions of X Core and X Cloud in Q3 and the token is going through accumulation stage even though volume remains low. **Current price:** 0.00075190 BTC **Term:** Long **Risk:** Medium-High <img src="https://i.imgur.com/M5er7hU.png"> #**iExec RLC ([$RLC] (https://www.coinvision.co/rlc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is iExec RLC ([$RLC] (https://www.coinvision.co/rlc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** iExec RLC ($RLC) sustains a decentralized distributed cloud computing platform built of top of the Ethereum blockchain. In essence, the platform provides cloud storage and CPU/GPU resource and application renting, using a decentralized structure to tackle a market that is today dominated by Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud. It has a novel approach to CPU renting as the platform’s marketplace allows users to trade computer power as a commodity. **Why we like iExec RLC ([$RLC] (https://www.coinvision.co/rlc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** This is one of the most exciting tokens this month as its calendar should bring a lot of investor attention. iExec RLC’s near schedule should see the second version of their platform being launched in the short-term. They have recently signed a partnership with Intel for privacy preserving off-chain computing and another with RSK to bring off chain computing to Bitcoin smart contracts. They have also be selected for the second season of Ubisoft's Start-Up Program at Station F, in April. The iExec marketplace has just recently gone live and new updates were made to its whitepaper in mid-may. On top of all this, the charts show a big cup and handle on a triangle that could see the coin rise to as much as 0.0006 BTC in a long hold. **Current price:** 0.00021118 BTC **Term:** Long **Risk:** Medium-High <img src="https://i.imgur.com/8IZb2Q2.png"> #**Counterparty ([$XCP] (https://www.coinvision.co/xcp?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Counterparty ([$XCP] (https://www.coinvision.co/xcp?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Counterparty runs a protocol on top of the Bitcoin blockchain that allows for the creation of smart contracts on the Bitcoin ecosystem. The company describes their system as “writing in the margins of the transactions”, imposing specific rules to token disbursement according to the code inscribed in the contracts. Their native token, XCP is used to pay for the execution of the smart contract services and also functions as stake, which grants the holder voting rights in community decisions. **Why we like Counterparty ([$XCP] (https://www.coinvision.co/xcp?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** This month we are looking at the $XCP token as it seems to be bottoming at USD$12 from a peak at USD$21 in April and an all time high of over USD$85 in January. It is a very low cap and low volume coin, which is subject to considerable and quick price swings that can provide quick profit opportunities. Counterparty currently trades mostly on [Bittrex] (https://bittrex.com/) on a BTC pair. This is a high-risk high-reward token, so be prudent. **Current price:** 0.00158274 BTC **Term:** Short **Risk:** High <img src="https://i.imgur.com/lro0lDS.png"> #**ENG ([$ENG] (http://www.coinvision.co/eng?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Enigma ([$ENG] (http://www.coinvision.co/eng?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Enigma is a second-layer blockchain protocol that is tackling privacy and scalability issues in smart contract. The Enigma ecosystem, powered by the ENG token, turns smart contracts into “secret contracts” by introducing a new protocol that allows data to be processed by nodes without being visible to them. **Why we like Enigma ([$ENG] (http://www.coinvision.co/eng?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** We have been following Enigma closely here at Coinvision. As for calendar, the project’s testnet is going to be deployed until the end of June, which should gather developer interest. From a TA perspective, the token seems to have reached a good entry point after a solid retracement and both the RSI, the SRSI and most other indicators seem to indicate a reversal towards a price bounce. There is some risk but as it is a very solid project, the Enigma token can provide results both in the short and long run. **Current price:** 0.00026139 BTC **Term:** Medium **Risk:** Medium-High <img src="https://i.imgur.com/6DZmxtD.png"> #**EOS ([$EOS] (http://www.coinvision.co/eos?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is EOS ([$EOS] (http://www.coinvision.co/eos?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** In the crypto world, it is difficult not to hear about EOS these days. The top 5 coin has just closed a record-breaking USD$4 billion ICO. However, in case you been living under a rock, EOS is establishing an ecosystem to enable vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications within its own blockchain. It aims at supporting any type of digital asset on its network at nearly zero transaction costs. **Why we like EOS ([$EOS] (http://www.coinvision.co/eos?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** While the results of the ICO are impressive, we are looking at EOS this month for other reasons. The truth is that, after much talk about how EOS could raise ungodly amounts of money without a working product, this week we should finally see the deployment of the project’s mainnet. There will surely be a lot of price moment in the days before and after the launch. The upcoming airdrop should also help further strengthen investor interest. Whatever the immediate result of the upcoming changes is, however, we see EOS as a strong long hold. **Current price:** 0.00026139 BTC **Term:** Medium-Long **Risk:** Medium-low <img src="https://i.imgur.com/ljocHbw.png"> #**Kyber Network ([$KNC] (http://www.coinvision.co/knc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Kyber Network ([$KNC] (http://www.coinvision.co/knc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Kyber Network is another coin we have talked about a lot here at Coinvision. The Kyber team has built a decentralized exchange for digital assets that will also allow users to engage in derivative trading, and is quickly becoming one of the most popular DEXs in the market. It supports seamless asset transfers with instant automatic cryptocurrency exchange. **Why we like Kyber Network ([$KNC] (http://www.coinvision.co/knc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** This is a very solid project that has received considerable attention recently. Kyber Network's native token, $KNX, is used to perform the transactions within its network which, if we look at the example of most exchange-native coins, tend to show considerable gains as volume and adoption grow. The team is about to undergo a rebranding and marketing campaign that should see a lot of investor movement in the weeks/months to come. Their Initial Exchange Offering taking place this week should also greatly contribute to price increase. **Current price:** 0.00019137 BTC **Term:** Medium-Long **Risk:** Medium-Low And there you go, your catered selection for June 2018. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates, alerts and articles. We will keep looking around to give you the best of what is out there. **[Get these and other exclusive alerts earlier by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune)**. 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**[Get these and other exclusive alerts earlier by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=DAV)** This week, Coinvision sat down to talk with Noam Copel, the CEO and Founder of [DAV Network] (https://dav.network/), a project bringing autonomous vehicles and decentralized ride-hailing transportation services to the blockchain. After successfully completing a transaction with an autonomous drone in Moscow last month, the team just launched their network today (May 30th). This is what Noam had to share about DAV and the future: **Coinvision: What differentiates your project from other blockchain projects working in the peer-to-peer transportation sector?** **Noam**: The DAV project is different in a number of important ways. Perhaps the most significant difference is in the depth of the outcome — the DAV network will do for the transportation sector what the Web did for the information sector. >**Enterprises on the network such as decentralized ride-hailing and deliveries by automated drones are the obvious, first-order opportunities.** **Noam**: But just like with the Web, the depth of opportunities that will arise on the DAV network will transform the economy, and predicting these vast second- and third-order opportunities will be difficult! Search-and-recovery services for failed drones; custom, on-the-fly insurance services; arbitration services, and so many others will appear out of necessity and opportunity. ![AV](https://i.imgur.com/JH0FKob.jpg) **Coinvision: Which real-world challenges inspired you to create DAV? How can blockchain technology provide new and better solutions for these challenges?** **Noam**: Silos, or gatekeepers, are a major source of frustration in the markets. Both buyers and sellers have to struggle with information asymmetry that is encouraged by the middlemen. Blockchain technology offers a terrific opportunity to recreate the market without powerful gatekeepers removing choices from buyers. The decentralizing nature of blockchain provides us with a trustless environment in which to interact and transact, which leads us to vast opportunities in the mobility space. ![Drone](https://i.imgur.com/cGNymgy.png) **Coinvision: Last month, DAV announced a major milestone when a drone autonomously negotiated a pick-up and drop-off on the blockchain. Please describe this event?** **Noam**: What happened during this first experiment is that a user opened the app, and asked for bids from real drones in Moscow. A number of different (real and simulated) drones responded with bids, and the user chose a simulated drone to complete the delivery. Next, a smart contract was signed on the Ethereum blockchain between the user and the drone, and DAV tokens were transferred from the user to the contract. At this point a simulated drone completed the mission. The user approved the mission and the DAV tokens were transferred to the drone's wallet. The whole transaction was recorded on the Ethereum blockchain, as was the DAV identity of the user and the drones. **Coinvision: What impact will the use of smart-contract bound transportation services have on the pricing of transportation services?** Price-finding will still take place as it would in a normal market economy. What the smart contracts may help with is reducing overhead and overall costs within the economy. Losses due to non-payment, theft and over- or under-charging could vanish almost entirely. ![Pilot](https://i.imgur.com/0bewhh3.jpg) **Coinvision: What challenges do you see in terms of conflict solving within this decentralized ecosystem? Who moderates the responsibility for a drone malfunctioning or a package getting damaged?** **Noam**: Conflict resolution is a service that will be provided by professional arbitrators on the DAV network. It may be a service that’s part-and-parcel of what insurers provide, which is who we plan to be the ones dealing with the consequences of failed missions or payload damage. **Coinvision: Which partnerships have you already established or are looking to establish to further develop DAV?** **Noam**: We have close to twenty DAV Alliance members — partners who are stakeholders in the decentralized autonomous vehicle space. These currently include shipping & logistics companies, drones-as-a-service companies, last meter solution providers, route mapping service providers, rover innovators, drone designers, AI & roadway sensing developers, and more. We’re in negotiations with some top-tier organizations and expect that good things to come out of those discussions. We invite anyone who is in this vertical and interested in DAV to reach out to us. We’d love to hear from them. **Coinvision: What can users and supporters expect from your team in the short term after the crowd sale?** **Noam**: After the token sale is complete the entire DAV team will be re-aligning to engage fully in the work of building and developing. R&D will be further developing the DAV protocol and all of the associated tools and libraries, marketing and communications will be raising awareness and sharing our progress, and business development will be busy forging partnerships and enabling innovators and enterprises. It’ll be more of what we’re already doing, with the considerable resources and attention that were once directed at the token sale reallocated for expanding and reinforcing the DAV Foundation and the project itself. ![Roadmap](https://i.imgur.com/GdHnyBT.png) **Coinvision: More broadly, what is your expectation for DAV in the long-term? Describe your vision of the future when the network is fully deployed and operational? What will it mean for users?** **Noam**: >**“Ultimately our expectation is that everyone who wants it will have access to sophisticated mobility services at their fingertips, due to increasingly lower barriers to entry”** This has such huge, positive ramifications for society, including more economic opportunities for all of us and extending the period of independence for seniors considerably. Some people won’t own any sort of vehicle and will just hire them for mobility missions, whether that’s to move something or to move them. There will be large fleets of decentralized ride-hailing vehicles and single-vehicle enterprises. We’ll see drones that deliver small-footprint urgent goods and drones that deliver heavy freight. Drones will be widely used to do vertical infrastructure inspections or film production -- we’re already seeing some of that today. All of these services will reshape our urban centres and help make them more livable. >**“The long-term vision is not without some irony. When DAV is everywhere, when it has fulfilled its purpose of providing decentralized, global access to mobility services, no one will talk about it, much like how no one talks about TCP/IP even though it’s the very thing that drives the World Wide Web”** And that's it from our talk with Noam Copel, CEO and Founder of [DAV Network] (https://dav.network/), a project currently featured on our [ICO Top 20] (https://www.coinvision.co/top20?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=DAV). We will continue to follow their work with great interest. 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**[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Korea)** For anyone familiar with the dynamics of crypto markets, it comes as no surprise that South Korea is the world’s third biggest trading market, trailing only the US and Japan. For most people trading in the Western world, the overnight “Korea effect” has become a familiar phenomenon, as the high volumes traded in South Korea when most Western traders are asleep tend to have a strong impact on the currencies’ fluctuations. With a population of 51 million, the Korean Won, is the third most traded currency for Bitcoin. It boasts one of the world’s biggest markets for Ethereum (by absolute volume) and has the biggest concentration of crypto investors in the world (over two percent of the population are active traders - many more have invested long-term). These figures are extraordinary and far exceed any other country in the world in terms of adoption. In Korea exchanges like [BitHump] (https://www.bithumb.com/), [Coinone] (https://coinone.co.kr/) or [Upbit] (https://upbit.com/) are household names, with open offices where crypto traders can exchange tokens in person. The interest is so high that Bitcoin and other currencies in Korea are often traded considerably above market price in what has been dubbed the “Kimchi Premium” (after South Korea’s staple dish). At its hype, the Kimchi Premium was as high as 50% above market prices in other parts of the world. ![Alt Text](https://media.giphy.com/media/xy89SN7vcAGys/giphy.gif) #South Korean Cryptocurrencies, a Love Story A number of variables are at play for making South Korea the epitome of crypto land. First, the country has one of the world’s best internet networks. Almost everyone in South Korea is constantly connected to the web, regardless of gender or age. Second, the country is very technology-focused, with names like Samsung, the SK Group or LG amongst its leading firms. Third, the younger generations are tech-savvy and highly educated, with the vast majority holding post-secondary degrees. Lastly, and most importantly, the rising cost of living, the lack of jobs to absorb all of the country’s highly educated young and the lack of other investment opportunities, have all combined to make cryptocurrencies this generation’s shot at prosperity. Nowhere else in the world have these factors combined in such a strong way as in South Korea. This conversion of variables did not mean that Koreans arrived particularly early at the market. Most of the volume growth in Korean exchanges did not materialize until relatively late in 2017. Unsurprisingly, this meant that a lot of people invested a lot of money just before the December market bust, giving rise to a social phenomenon called the “Bitcoin Blues”, defined by the psychological blow that losses incurred by the Bitcoin bust caused. And yet, the craze around cryptocurrencies continues in a maturing market, with South Koreans moving from simple investors to promoting some of the world's most interesting blockchain projects. #The Korean Ethereum One of the biggest success stories coming out of South Korea is [ICON] (https://www.coinvision.co/icx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Korea), which has been dubbed the Korean Ethereum. ICON is building an ecosystem known as the ICON Republic, which in essence uses smart contracts to connect different blockchain ecosystems, aiming at “building one of the largest decentralized networks in the world”. ICON has received great international attention and last year raised nearly USD$43 million in a crowd sale. Here at Coinvision we follow ICON's progress very closely. In fact, just in April an entry point alert went out on our exclusive Discord community that saw many of our members make a solid 255 profit in just 12 days. While the most popular, ICON is just one of a multitude of blockchain based projects that have emerged in South Korea in recent months. Blue Whale, Terracoin, Doom Network or Public Network are only a few of the better known projects coming out of Seoul and that we follow closely here at Coinvision. Sentinel Protocol and Fantom are another two very interesting projects coming out of Korea. They are both in ICO phase and currently rank number 5th and 6th respectively on [Coinvision’s ICO Top 20] (https://www.coinvision.co/top20?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Korea). [Sign-up to receive alerts on these and other credible ICOs](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Korea) These projects and developments intertwine into a social fabric that is perhaps unique to South Korea in its intensity. Clusters, hubs, blockchain cafes and clubs have sprouted all over. Hashed, perhaps the best known of these blockchain dedicated venues, hosts and accelerates dozens of startups focused on DLT development and manages a wide crypto-investment portfolio. In fact, it was responsible for hosting ICON at its birth and is now home to Sentinel Protocol. Further, in the run up to June 2018, blockchain is gaining considerable space in the public debate, with the Mayor of Seoul demonstrating strong support for the technology. In APril he announced the Korean capital city is developing its own cryptocurrency “S-Coin” that will be used in public social programs. #Korea ICO Ban These are the reasons why when the Korean blockchain ecosystem sneezes, the global markets get a cold - and sneezed it has. The sheer level of disruptive adoption of crypto trading amongst Koreans made the state so nervous that in September last year it tried to address the lack of regulation surrounding ICOs by threatening banning them all together. Two months later, it barred all minors and non-resident foreigners from trading cryptocurrencies. When the police raided the offices of the Bithumb and Coinone exchanges on January 9th, the price of Bitcoin crashed from over USD$16 thousand to just above USD$13 thousand in less than 24 hours. Since then, authorities have hinted at banning crypto trading all together by closing down exchanges, a threat that the advent of decentralized exchanges is promising to put an end to. ![Alt Text](https://media1.giphy.com/media/l41lSHIhbEjPKESOc/giphy.gif) However, despite this month’s raide of UpBit’s offices in a case related to money laundering, Korean politicians seem to have moderated their attacks on the crypto universe. Yoon Suk-heun, who was appointed governor of the Korean Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) has since made supporting comments about blockchain technology, stating that regulation should help the market grow rather than squash it. Efforts are being made by some legislators to also reverse the attitude towards ICOs fronted last year that so many Korean companies choosing to settle in other more friendly markets like Switzerland or Gibraltar to launch their crowd sales (even if the ICO ban was not effectively made into law). Just last week, reports stating that South Korean officials intend to adopt the unified cryptocurrency regulations being developed by the G20 countries indicates that bigger clarity should soon be reached on the country’s regulatory stand. Until then, however, the future of crypto trading, ICOs and blockchain technology development in South Korea remains surrounded by doubt, which is rarely a positive thing for market trading. And that is South Korea in crypto for you in 5 min. We will continue to follow the South Korean market and bring you the most interesting projects coming out of the Korean peninsula so stay tuned. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates and [join our Coinvision Premium] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Korea) community to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. 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**[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SngNETInterview)** Coinvision sat down with Ben Goertzel, CEO and Chief Scientist of [SingularityNET] (https://www.coinvision.co/agi?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SngNETInterview), a project leading the way in integrating the blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) by creating a decentralized marketplace for knowledge sharing in AI research. After a USD$36 million initial coin offering that sold out in just over a minute, a lot of expectation surrounds one of the most forward looking projects in the blockchain sphere today. Yesterday was a big day for SingularityNET as the team is in Toronto to announce the launch a new platform named DAIA, an Industry Alliance Leveraging Blockchain to Democratize AI. The project comes from a partnership between SingularityNET and AIDecentralized and will be working with over 100 projects in AI development. This is what Ben had to stay about the state of affairs of SingularityNET right now. **Coinvision: What do you regard as the main transforming aspects the SingularityNET platform will achieve?** **Ben:** There are two main aspects to the platform. The first is the platform itself, which has the potential to open exchanges within the AI research community. The other main shift is the set of AI technologies that our team has been working on and that we will be deploying on the platform, in opensource, for everyone to experiment with and use. In a way, just like the Android system allows developers to build applications on top of it but at the same time rolls out its own applications like Google Maps and Gmail, we will aim to do the same within AI, which will also give extra motivation for people to start playing with the platform to begin with. >**”In the medium term our goal is to offer something that is better than the cloud-based platforms that Amazon, Google and Microsoft are offering but that isn’t fundamentally owned by anyone”** Not just decentralized in terms of its physical infrastructure but decentralized in governance. Once we manage to deploy the platform, the resources needed for AI research will dramatically reduce while the scope of research can be significantly increased compared to the situation now. >**”Today, because AI research is centralized in a hand full of massive corporations and their shareholders, sectors of AI that can be very interesting for the wider audience remain underdeveloped as they are perceived to be less lucrative”** In this sense, there were two goals that were at the centre of this project. One is the potential for the acceleration of AI research, creating smarter and smarter machines moving towards general intelligence, and the other is to democratize AI, allowing for anyone with knowledge of AI technology to contribute for the development of these projects. ![Ben Goertzel](https://i.imgur.com/DHZcTFh.png) **Coinvision: What sort of sectors are you referring to?** **Ben:** As an example, in 2014 I co-founded Icog Labs, which was the first AI research centre in Ethiopia. There are so many brilliant students coming out of universities with computer science degrees and engineering degrees that are not able to find jobs locally and depend on finding scholarships to go abroad. There is no Google there to hire these people. So, we started deploying some of these technologies there. Using AI to analyse crop diseases with data gathered from local farms for instance, or helping to adapt software to some of the local languages that haven’t been addressed by mainstream companies. These issues are not the focus of major tech firms and therefore these avenues never get explored. >**”So much money is spent on face recognition software for example, which has its main applications in government control and advertising, while so little goes to analyse plant diseases that could contribute to help communities be more sustainable”** Our ultimate goal with SingulartyNET is to create a marketplace where the scope of research can be widened to reach those avenues that the centralized companies are not interested in covering. ![SingularityNET](https://i.imgur.com/EsZzKDH.png) **Coinvision: What is the main challenge you are facing in the platform’s development right now?** **Ben:** Today, one of the biggest challenges that we have is just how complex the usage of blockchain-based applications can be. We see that even people with AI backgrounds that love the concept of SingularityNET and are supporters of the project, are using Google’s Tensorflow to work rather than Singularity’s Alpha, because it is much slicker, faster and efficient at this point. Much like most people use Windows or OSX rather than Linux. While Linux allows greater functionality and even has less bugs than the other operating systems, not to mention that it is not owned by anyone, it is also much more complicated to use, and so, most people will prefer the easier options despite all their shortfalls. So, it is a central point for us to be able to provide a platform that works well, flows, doesn’t crash and ultimately operates better than the centralized solutions. We are working on building a platform that is smarter and more capable than what already exists out there but that is always easy to use to be able to attract a wide community of users. **Coinvision: When can we see this platform deployed?** **Ben:** We have just released a second iteration of the Alpha version of the platform on Github, which is much more friendly for people to build upon. The Alpha version we released last year, while it worked and expressed clearly the concept of SingularityNET, had various limitations that we have addressed to an extent now in the new version, which I would call Alpha++, rather than a Beta version. At this point, it doesn't add a lot of new functionality, but it has a different architecture that reflects our careful thinking about how to make a system that can be gradually growable into the full-scale platform that we need. Early-adopter AI developers would be well-served by crafting their AI code to make it work with our new Alpha code; with some technical caveats, this would result in their code also working with our scalable platform when it's ready. Later in the year, while we don’t have a set date yet, we will release a scalable version of the platform that is directed both at the end users and developers and that we can classify as Beta. ![SingularityNET](https://i.imgur.com/FQUqzVr.png) --- **BOX** *Yesterday, SingularityNET launched DAIA, an alliance of companies and foundations and labs working at the intersection of AI and blockchain. It has been created with the aim of fostering cooperation on projects, standards, events and IP and media and other matters of common interest. Ben had this to say about this brand new endeavour:* *"To me, DAIA is more than just another industry organization. It’s a movement — a movement by a network of adventurous technologists and entrepreneurs around the globe, aimed at wresting control of the world’s AI and the data and compute power that feeds it from the handful of big tech companies and big governments that are currently threatening dominance.* *DAIA is founded on the premise that making AI more decentralized, democratic and participatory is important for combating current issues such as wealth inequality and data privacy, and also for accelerating the development of AI technologies toward a broad scope of applications, not only those matching the business models of big tech and big government."* --- **Coinvision: What sort of SingularityNET-developed applications are you planning to deploy on your platform?** **Ben:** I have been working for a long time on an AI architecture called OpenCog, directed at achieving general intelligence. It is a probabilistic-based AI system, which is not the most popular field of research right now but has enormous potential applications. >**”We are planning to use SingularityNET as a venue for making OpenCog into a scalable and distributed system which will help us make it smarter”** I believe this could become a really defining step for SingularityNET because it is based on a very different AI architecture than any of the projects the major corporations like google and Microsoft are working on. Most big companies are now focused on deep learning software using neural nets, which is very good for processing audio, video and images. We will also have them on Singularity as Sophia uses deep neural nets for vision processing and for head movement control. However, what we are working with right now is an AI architecture that is much more powerful in terms of abstract reasoning and learning and that has many more applications. Now, all that we put on SingularityNET will be open source. So nothing will stop anyone or any company from just copying the code and throw money into it to create a really slick interface and market it, but somehow I think that these major corporations lack the flexibility and agility to really adjust gears and shift directions. After all, Microsoft could have copied Linux’s code decades ago and only now do you see some Microsoft servers running Linux. There is always a time lapse because their structures are too rigid. ![Sophia the robot, produced by Hanson Robotics] (https://i.imgur.com/A7w7KUX.jpg) **Coinvision: One of the most interesting announcements of the last few months is that you will be deploying Sophia’s (the Robot) mind on the network. What exactly does that mean?** **Ben:** We will effectively upload Sophia’s mind into OpenCog on the SingularityNET platform. At this point, its system is a combination of deep neural nets and a sort of logic-based decision-making protocol. When we link her to the network, she will be able to connect to a number of other deep neural nets. In this way, Opencog will be used to control her dialogue, while using the deep neural nets to recognize emotions in someone's face, for instance. It will allow for the coupling of additional, more complex systems to her AI. As an example of continuous improvements we are making to the system, we have used motion captures to capture an actress’s neck and head movements, which I “deep neural net modelled” so Sophia can generate head movements from that data, which gives her a much more organic movements. At the end, the system works through the combination of a set of deep neural nets that record emotions, movement, images etc, and that are linked to OpenCog, which works as a logic system that chooses what to say and how to react and move. Using SingularityNET to interact with these systems will be much more flexible than the technology that is available in the market today. The Robot Operating System that we are using now has a centralized node, which works well if you try to create one Sophia, but is totally insufficient if you want to create 1000 Sophias. >**”If we envision a future when anyone can have a Sophia on their phone or in any operating system, then we need a decentralized infrastructure to be able to make the system run”** <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Do you keep a journal or diary? Right now I use my logfiles, but maybe someday I'll sum up all my experiences and write them in a traditional journal!</p>— Sophia (@RealSophiaRobot) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealSophiaRobot/status/998733945876369408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> **Coinvision: You have mentioned before that the Ethereum’s scalability limitations were insufficient for SingularityNET’s needs in the long-term and that you were working on developing your own blockchain. What is the state of that development?** **Ben:** There isn’t a single blockchain out there right now that will be sufficient to serve SingularityNET’s needs in the future. There is a lot of hype around projects that claim great scalability capabilities, but the truth is that when we try those networks, none is capable of giving the structure that we need. So we have two choices: We either build a better blockchain or help someone else build a better blockchain, or we choose to design around it while waiting for the next blockchain to come. At this moment, all our blockchain development is on Ethereum. It is a robust system and is well understood. So, for now it works, even if we are doing a lot of things off-chain rather than deploying everything on the blockchain. As the technology develops we hope we will see a system emerge that is capable to really scale to the level we need. **Coinvision: Where do you see SingularityNET in the long-term?** **Ben:** When the first personal computers started to be made available and we started to be able to just type commands and get the machine to operate, there was no way we could see just how impacting this technology would become today. The same for when electricity first emerged. So, I expect the same thing will happen with AI. Right now we are looking at robotics, we are looking at biomedical AI or even at social media analytics. We are also looking specifically at agricultural issues. Being able to take a photo of a leaf and instantly know what kind of disease the plant suffers from or what treatment does it need. But that is just the start. The potential applications are endless and impossible to predict at this point. And that's it from our conversation with Ben Goertzel, CEO and Chief Scientist of [SingularityNET] (https://www.coinvision.co/agi?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SngNETInterview). Stay tuned for our updates and [join our Coinvision Premium community] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SngNETInterview) to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. 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**[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsMay)** May is presenting itself as a month full of new and interesting projects coming into the market. As always, we have been combing through the multiplicity of new proposals to bring you the most interesting crowd sales of the coming weeks. Here is our selection of the four ICOs to follow in May: #[Arweave] (https://arweave.org/) **What is [Arweave] (https://arweave.org/)** Arweave is building a distributed ecosystem for permanent and low-cost data storage. For that, it is developing a blockchain based on a new form of transaction confirmation consensus called “proof of access”. This method permits the creation of what the Arweave team calls a Blockweave, that instead of depending on the previous block in the network for the confirmation of the new one, it uses a randomly chosen block from the network to confirm the legitimacy of the transaction. This allows miners to store only a random number of previous blocks to confirm transactions rather than the whole blockchain. In practice, it translates in a more lightweight ecosystem, faster transactions, less energy consumption, permanent records and lower costs. **Why we like [Arweave] (https://arweave.org/)** The Arweave project proposes a new vision for the organization and storage of permanent data on the blockchain, an activity that so far is still prohibitively expensive in large scale. While the team's technological proposal is of great interest, what really attracts us to this project is the ready to deploy platform. Even if the team did decide to postpone the crowd sale, which was supposed to start a month ago, they are sticking to their deadline for the deployment of their blockweave mainnet on the 8th of June. From then on, Arweave’s users will be able to use, trade, and sell their AR.cash token as well as permanently store their data on the network. **Date: Not Yet Defined** **Ticker: AR** **Token type: Native Wallet** **Sale Target: USD$8,7 Million** **Total Tokens: 66 Million** **Available for Token Sale: 20,6%** **Whitelist: Yes** #[Essentia] (https://essentia.one/) **What is [Essentia] (https://essentia.one/)** The Essentia project is developing a framework for users to be able to access centralized and decentralized apps, undergo identification procedures, manage online and offline data and exchange digital tokens, all from one entry point, or seed. The network will allow for cross-chain and multi-chain use as well as management of on-chain storage and cold storage data. In essence the team defines Essentia as the one seed for the “decentralized digital life”. **Why we like [Essentia] (https://essentia.one/)** Essentia is answering a very clear challenge of the blockchain ecosystem today. Wallet back-ups, back-up phrases, private keys, wallets for multiple chains, multiple exchange accounts, data cold storage and on-chain transactions; the amount of different codes, passwords and sign-ins grows exponentially with time, and with it the risk of loss. Essentia will overcome this issue creating a multi-chain one seed entry point for all user accounts on any platform. On top of that, it will run on masternodes, which we believe is a major plus. Further, the team has already established partnerships with the Finnish government, to find solutions to fight unemployment through the use of the Essentia platform, and with the Dutch authorities, to held improve border control. **Date: Starts 7th June** **Ticker: ESS** **Token type: ERC20** **ICO Token Price: 1 ESS = 0.0430 USD** **Sale Target: USD$25.5 Million** **Available Tokens for ICO: 35%** **Whitelist: Yes** #[Foam Protocol] (https://foam.space/) **What is [Foam Protocol] (https://foam.space)** The Foam Protocol is building a geolocation system based on a network of autonomous radio beacons. These beacons employ Foam’s proof of location protocol to permit users and authorized third parties to dynamically follow and record real live location data of a person or an object. Beyond its many other potential applications, FOAM will permit the construction of a consensus-driven map of the world on top of the Ethereum ecosystem, opening the door to one of the first iteration into espacial mapping on the blockchain. **Why we like [Foam Protocol] (https://foam.space)** Foam Protocol’s value proposition is not only enticing but quite original. The team is addressing three main issues; location data encoding/security; user experience with location applications; and reliability of espacial data. No other project in the market has approached the issue of geolocation in quite this way, and with the growth of location dependent applications, services and industries, the Foam Protocol can come to have quite a significant impact in the future. **Date: May/June** **Ticker: FOAM** **Token type: ERC20** #[Newton Protocol] (https://newtonproject.org) **What is [Newton Protocol] (https://newtonproject.org)** The Newton Protocol is an e-commerce directed project that will offer a new form of organization for the sector through decentralization, in what the team calls a protocol-based economy. They will deploy a new blockchain named NewChain, that will be composed by a main chain and a number of side-chains. The transactions and accounts will reside on the main chain, as usual, but all the Dapps, services and specific needs of each e-commerce player will be supported on their own dedicated side-chain. **Why we like [Newton Protocol] (https://newtonproject.org)** Newton Protocol first caught our attention because it is led by Xu Jizhe, better known for his work with the Elastos Project, today a USD$250 million market cap blockchain endeavour. While side-chains are not a particularly original solution anymore, Newton’s e-commerce focus comes with a suite of capabilities specially designed to make retailer’s lives easier, including digital marketing, supply chain management and payment mechanisms, in a way that had not been presented yet. Further, they have already established several partnerships with retailers in China, including OkBuy, the major e-commerce platform. It has gathered a considerable amount of hype even before releasing a white paper, which definitely justifies following it closely. **Date: Not Set** **Ticker: Unknown** **Token type: Native Wallet** There you go. This is our selection of the most interesting ICOs for you to follow in the coming weeks. Some of these are still a bit down the road, but we believe it is better to be early than late when it comes to ICOs. Stay tuned for our updates and [join our Coinvision Premium community] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsMay) to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. [Subscribe to Premium now and get $34 Ethereum cash back, as well as $20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend!] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsMay) **Disclaimer** We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.
**[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinOutlook)** The crypto world is still living in the aftermath of the great burst and bust of January 2018. As [Bitcoin] (https://www.coinvision.co/btc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinOutlook) remains the barometer for market sentiment, recent months have seen less than exciting developments. After all, USD$8000 a coin seems dim when compared with highs of USD$19000 just four months ago. However, if you think that this time last year one Bitcoin was worth around USD$1700, the outlook doesn’t seem so grim. Right now, Bitcoin’s first challenge will be to overcome this period of conservative market sentiment and it’s hard to tell when that will be. However, the coin’s market price has little to do with its underlying value as a technology. A lot has been happening in Bitcoin’s ecosystem development that could provide insight to its ability to endure in the future as the cryptocurrency of reference amidst great competition. If 2017 was a year of discovery and unprecedented growth for Bitcoin, 2018 might be its most technologically-interesting year yet. Here’s why: #SegWit and Lightning Two major developments are laying the foundation for making 2018 a fundamental year for Bitcoin, from a tech perspective. The first was the adoption of the [Segregated Witness] (https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0141.mediawiki) (SegWit) protocol in August 2017. Put simply, SegWit reduced the size occupied by the transactions in the blocks by ignoring signature-related information whenever possible. This considerably augmented the amount of transactions registered in each block, reducing transaction times and fees. Most importantly, it also made it easier to deploy second-layer protocols (read Smart Contracts) on the Bitcoin blockchain. The second big development was the deployment of the [Lightning Network] (https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0112.mediawiki). Touted as the solution for Bitcoin’s growing transaction fees, Lightning is basically a second-tier layer deployed on top of the Bitcoin blockchain, that allows for cheaper and nearly instant transactions. In a very simple way, it does this by creating a multi-signature wallet between two transacting parties that allows for mining-less fund interchange between the two users. Once the transactions are complete, the final result is the only thing registered in the blockchain. This also enhances privacy as the transactions between the two parties remain secret. Naturally, Lightning has the potential to solve some of Bitcoin’s biggest problems. While its implementation is still in the test phase, adoption and support seems to be strong. #Side-chains and the future Side-chains are basically independent chains that are linked to the Bitcoin blockchain and operate their own native tokens linked to Bitcoin. These side-chains can have their own operating rules, independent from the Bitcoin protocol. While there are a few different proposals for side-chain deployment on the network, the most popular one among miners seems to be [RSK] (https://github.com/rsksmart/bips/blob/master/BIP-R10.md). RSK uses a strong federative system secured by Proof-of-Work. It uses the same code as Bitcoin which makes integration with miners seamless. Developers claim RSK can support up to 100 transactions per second, which is on par with paypal. Other proposals include Liquid Network and [Drivechain] (https://github.com/rsksmart/bips/blob/master/BIP-R10.md), which propose alternative infrastructures for the deployment of side-chains. Once in place, we could see a much greater number of projects launching on the Bitcoin blockchain. Other important areas of research include Schnorr Signatures, Thumblebit, Bullterproofs and Confidential Transactions. All these protocols focus on improving transaction privacy and network efficiency, but are expected to take a considerable amount of time to implement. [MAST] (https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0114.mediawiki), for instance, is an eagerly awaited protocol for the network, as it’s expected to redesign how smart contracts are written on the Bitcoin blockchain. By splitting the contracts into parts, it permits better privacy and transaction size, but it also allows for bigger smart contracts, as only part of the contract needs to be directly inscribed on the blockchain at each time. This will significantly improve smart contract development on the network. #What does this mean for the future of Bitcoin? Deploying improvements to the Bitcoin ecosystem are ultimately dependent on developers’ decisions, with the input of the miners in the network, but consensus can be difficult to reach. Lightning Network, for instance has been at the centre of a debate with a number of miners resisting adoption, even as it seems to bring Bitcoin into a new level amongst cryptocurrency capabilities. The reason for this is simple: money. The Lightning Network takes many of the network transactions out of the blockchain, reducing the financial incentives for miners. It provides rewards for the nodes that sustain the network, but these aren’t as attractive as the ones offered by the current Bitcoin protocol or other protocols like RSK. Also, RSK offers a more convenient improvement, as it enables a seamless process of mining Bitcoin and side-chains. We could see a battle amongst miners, with many preferring to leave the support for the Lightning Network to other entities. The deployment of other capabilities in the network will no-doubt be faced with these common challenges of crypto democracy. Either way, these developments are likely to shape the future of Bitcoin as we know it. SegWit and Lightning, which have seen robust adoption despite the miner debate, are already addressing the issues of scalability and high costs within the Bitcoin network. Further Smart Contract and side-chain capabilities are likely to also have a strong impact on Bitcoin adoption. Afterall, they will greatly expand developers’ capabilities to build on the Bitcoin blockchain and make use of the world’s biggest network of miners. If developers continues to push for constant improvements of the network, then it seems likely that Bitcoin will continue to grab miner interest and maintain its dominance for the foreseeable future. That bodes well for investors, particularly as we see the New York Stock Exchange working to open a crypto exchange and platforms like Coinbase and Ledger offering better custodial services. As far as we can see, Bitcoin will continue to be the leading star of the crypto world for quite some time. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates and [join our Coinvision Premium] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinOutlook) community to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. [Subscribe to premium now and get $34 Ethereum cash back as well as $20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend!] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinOutlook) **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. 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