Top ICOs of the Last Quarter of 2017 91

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) has grown into a major concept in the blockchain industry, it is serving as an effective way to power-up startups and boost existing enterprises. At the same time, ICOs are offering individuals from across the globe the opportunity to make investments and reap profits down the road.

The dynamics of the ICO concept introduces it as an appropriate channel for both speculative and long-term investment. This is evident with the results so far, with several tokens appreciating exponentially when they eventually get released into the general token market and exchanges.

To this effect, investors are becoming more analytical when making choices on the ICOs that they participate in. These analyses usually consider major factors that determine the sustainability, viability, and anticipated demand for an emerging product. It is these considered factors that will eventually determine the token value and the profit margin of any given investment in an ICO.

Based on value generation, the solutions that they bring and their adoption by the general public, the following blockchain products stand out as the top ICOs between the months of October and November 2017.

Gladius

Gladius Networks LLC is a distributed platform for content acceleration and DDoS protection based in the Ethereum blockchain. Using the blockchain enables anyone with a high-speed internet connection and spare computing power to join a pool and start accelerating and protecting websites.

A Gladius pool consists of a DNS server that returns IP addresses based on geographical location of the client, many high-speed nodes to filter and accelerate traffic, and a final proxy to protect the IP address of the destination server. Using this architecture enables a potential website to provide static content that is extremely geographically close to the client, while also protecting them by employing traditional DDoS mitigation techniques spread over an extremely fault-tolerant network. Websites can then purchase the power of these pools through a competitive decentralized marketplace ensuring the best prices and the best performance.

The introduction of Gladius solves one of the most pressing needs of internet users in recent times. Shielding one’s platform from DDoS attacks is a system that holds a lot of profit and is expected to find significant adoption across the ecosystem. However, Gladius does not just offer a security system but do so by creating an opportunity for regular internet users to earn financial rewards from participating in the process.

Using a computer’s spare bandwidth, anyone can join a protection pool and start making money by filtering and accelerating traffic. Websites can purchase the services of these pools through a marketplace that creates intense competition creating the best performance at the best prices.

Cryptopay

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are growing in popularity and more users are finding entry into the industry. The ability to buy, store and spend these cryptos is an essential aspect of the development of the novel technology and its ecosystem as a whole.

Cryptopay is one of the longest-running bitcoin and blockchain companies. The company has built an end-to-end solution to purchase, manage, and use crypto offering customer wallets, exchange services, merchant processing and crypto cards.

When looking at the overall industry we are still in early days and one of the main things holding back customer adoption is the lack of legacy financial services, which are available. This is precisely why Cryptopay has built a blockchain payment gateway to bridge that of legacy financial services with that of innovative technologies available via blockchain. Another key aspect holding back mass adoption is regulation. Without a clear regulatory framework many investors and businesses are still nervous to be associated or involved with crypto related activities but as the ecosystem grows so will the options to increase consumer adoption.

The Cryptopay ICO was launched in order to build a stocks brokerage offering. The current landscape for foreigners to actually invest in shares is ridden with friction and the goal of the company is to unravel this complexity.

TokenLab

In order to execute a successful ICO, there are fundamental elements that a given startup must consider such as;

First and foremost you need a good idea, preferably in the form of a working product but for some projects, a good business plan or white paper that details your idea will be good enough… Second of all you need a solid team who can execute your plan, and deliver the software or service you say you can deliver. Having industry advisors doesn’t hurt either. Third, you need a good marketing team. This wasn’t always the case in cryptocurrency but it is now. And last you need a starting budget because if you want your product seen then that is going to cost some initial capital.

Tokenlab is a complete ICO creation and management platform that runs on the Expanse.tech blockchain. Expanse is the first and most enduring fork of Ethereum, providing a secure and less expensive solution for dApps that have real-world utility.  Built by industry-leading blockchain experts, Tokenlab’s patent-pending technology is already in use, having solidified deals to provide ICO management services for four diverse companies with ground-breaking ideas across a variety of industries. Its first ICO is for Tokenlab itself, with a three-tranche crowd sale goal of $12M, with the first phase selling out within three days.

“The proceeds from the Tokenlab ICO enable us to expand our development team, infrastructure and brand positioning in the space,” said Christopher J. Franko, Expanse Co-founder.  “We are building a suite of ICO management services second to none, providing a seamless ICO experience for our clients. As a result, we will continue to augment our team with industry experts in a variety of disciplines.”

 Cashaa

Transferring money for remittance or money lending across international borders is still complicated, time-consuming and expensive. Existing systems are slow and full of intermediaries, triggering higher exchange rates, weak counter-party risk checking, bureaucracy and extensive paperwork. The recent emergence of cryptocurrencies showed a silver lining to solve this issue. However, it turns out that consumers and businesses are struggling to leverage the benefits of the Blockchain infrastructure due to poor usability, non-customer centric approach, and improper legal implementation.

Cashaa is a gateway to consumer-centric and affordable financial products aimed at consumer adoption of Blockchain without having to understand the technical details of Blockchain technology. Cashaa’s wallet system linked with card, enables its community to deposit, transfer, spend, lend & borrow money to anyone from anywhere in the world with a simplified user experience in a legally compliant way.

Cashaa’s open platform approach also allows traditional financial institutions, banks and payment processors to reinvent and connect their products and services on the Blockchain infrastructure, making them more efficient, convenient and globally accessible.

The platform is solving a basic problem of moving money from one person to another in a simple and faster way. Once this issue is solved we will see a flood of inventions on Top of it, such as peer to peer lending across the border. Imagine a farmer in India (where the interest rate is in double digit) will able to get a loan from the person in Europe (where the interest rate is negative), will solve such a big problem making everyone win. A son working in London can keep his money in Cashaa wallet so that he can send it to his mom when she needs it 24/7, without telling his mom Bitcoin, Blockchain and most importantly even about Cashaa in his regular bank card given by local bank.

Value proposition

In the year 2017, the blockchain industry has experienced significant growth and we have seen a lot of products find expression on the blockchain. Many startups have experienced identifiable success in their ICOs while some others have not performed so well.

The industrial solution and ease of application are some of the factors that determine the success or not of an ICO. A product that promises to solve a pressing need will naturally receive a significant demand from the public. This explains why the above-mentioned products are showing impressive results in the token market and at the same time holding a lot of promise for a long-term solution in the online ecosystem as a whole.

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PARSIQ Now Integrated Into Polkadot For Smart Triggers Across The Polkadot Relay Chain 6725

PARSIQ, a platform that monitors data and automation across blockchains, bridging both on and off-chain apps and sending out user alerts once transactions are executed, now offers compatibility for smart triggers with the Polkadot Relay Chain. A smart trigger is effectively a smart contract that is deployed into the PARSIQ ecosystem. It allows triggers from external chains to be passed to off-chain systems. It collects data across a variety of chains in real time and then constructs an indexed composition of actions in any one chain, in a process of reverse-engineering. It can validate and process a huge amount of real-time data simultaneously via its distributed data management layer, by utilizing chain specific feature extraction.

Building a Bridge

PARSIQ shares the same ideology as Polkadot, which is to bridge data across a huge network of chains, leaving all chains completely equal to one another, where each chain has its own personal real world uses and strengths. This is a model which builds strength from numbers, and enhances usability by combining the entire group of chains into one strong network.

PARSIQ, is the bridge between the chains and between off-chain applications too. Developers can build their own smart triggers using PARSIQ. These smart triggers react to events, plus they are able to store and alter data and also to learn from the data as they grow.

PARSIQ is now integrated across all of the major blockchains including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Solana, Celo, Dash and Algorand to give users a way to simplify the automation of their processes and applications off-chain.

NetObjex Partners with Zortag for Anti-Counterfeiting and Tracking of Assets for the Digital Economy 7090

NetObjex, a SaaS Platform for the Digital Economy, today announced a partnership with Long Island, NY based Zortag, a maker of security and authentication technologies. NetObjex, a leading player in the Digital Asset space, has developed NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) for digital, physical and dynamic assets for last 4 years, announced new last-mile security measures. “NFTs are a great way to tokenize unique assets. These assets can be a) digital e.g. music, movies; b) physical e.g. paintings, sculpture; or c) dynamic e.g. energy, water, carbon emissions. We have a comprehensive platform for handling all these cases using our unique combination of IoT-AI-Blockchain system”, stated Raghu Bala, CEO of NetObjex.

“We have a patented technology at Zortag that is a powerful anti-counterfeiting solution, and when integrated with NetObjex provides customers with the peace of mind that the physical asset backing the NFT is infact authentic”, states Dr. Satya Sharma, President & CEO of Zortag.

The NetObjex platform provides capabilities for

  • creation digital twins of physical assets
  • associating that twin with an NFT on a blockchain
  • the creation of storefronts for the sale of NFTs
  • secure vaults for those wanting to warehouse their valuables
  • wallets with unique Zortag scanning capabilities for consumers to verify physical goods and track their NFT tokens

“We have built an end-to-end platform for all participants in the NFT ecosystem, which sets us apart from the rest of the pack”, added Bala.

About NetObjex
NetObjex provides enterprise software and business solutions for real-time tracking, tracing and monitoring of digital assets. The industrial grade NetObjex Matrix digital twin asset management platform unifies IoT, AI and blockchain technologies as a continuum for intelligent automation and data marketplaces. NetObjex clients and partners benefit from global coverage across key verticals like energy, manufacturing, transport, healthcare, communications, retail & government.

About Zortag
Zortag provides a unique identity to any physical item which is almost impossible to be duplicated, even by Zortag itself. Such an item may be an article of commerce, an entity, or an individual. Uniquely identifying an item, authenticating the genuineness of that item, and authorizing who has access to information about that item is a major organizational challenge in today’s digital economy. Furthermore, assuring the authenticity and integrity of goods, people, and information is critical in all business and personal transactions. Our technology has wide applications to this end, including protecting brands from counterfeit products, providing secure access to digital assets, making information available to different constituents at varying levels including law enforcement, authenticating products for sale on online shopping sites, and securing supply blockchains and the storage of cryptocurrencies.

Original Basquiat Headlines NFT Auction 6259

With bids starting at a single Ethereum, the first Non-Fungible Token (“NFT”) featuring original work of world-renown artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (American,1960-1988) will go to auction beginning APRIL 26, 2021 thru APRIL 30, 2021 at https://opensea.io/accounts/DaystromNFT. The online auction is sponsored by DAYstrom, the Emmy-winning, multi-segment mindshare behind the iconic BowieBank who anonymously said; “Markets no longer trade upon consensus alone, it’s anonymity, exclusivity, authenticity and individuality that determine value on the Blockchain today; NFT’s are an asset whose time has come.”

The highest bidder will receive an encrypted digitized token of Basquiat’s original work captioned “Free Comb with Pagoda” (mixed media – 1986) conveyed on the Etherium blockchain, along with all related IP and copyright in perpetuity. The artist’s work and signature have been certified by the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, with provenance including Michael Petronko Gallery in New York, private collection in Nevada, Heritage auction as lot #64054 in 2012 and finally sale to private collector in 2015 where it remains. At the winner’s discretion, the original artwork will be deconstructed, leaving the NFT as the only remaining form of Basquait’s work to exist.

Basquiat is widely considered among the most highly valued modern artists in the world and appears in permanent collections at LACMA, MoMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work has shattered public sales records across the globe and periodically appears at Christie’s, Bonham’s & Sotheby’s where his work brought $110 million at auction in 1997. Although the 27-year-old “Radiant Child” died in 1988 after only a decade as a professional artist, his impact remains eternal.

SOS Enters into a Purchase Agreement for 575 Cryptocurrency Mining Rigs 6190

SOS Limited (NYSE: SOS) (the “Company” or “SOS”) announced today that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase 575 cryptocurrency ETH mining rigs. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company is expected to obtain approximately 400 GH of ETH hash rate. The mining rigs are expected to be delivered on or about April 30, 2021.

This purchase is another step in implementing SOS’ cryptocurrency mining strategy. The Company is pleased it has been able to secure mining capacity during this global mining equipment shortage.

Mr. Yandai Wang, CEO of SOS, commented, “we are optimistic about the future of cryptocurrencies and Ethereum in particular. This is part of our overall strategy to develop blockchain-based environments and services and which will be a core part of our growth in 2021 and beyond”.

About SOS Limited

SOS is an emerging blockchain-based and big data-driven marketing and solution provider as well as cryptocurrency mining operator. The core infrastructure of SOS’ marketing data, technology and solutions to insurance and emergency rescue services is built on big data, blockchain-based technology, cloud computing, AI, satellite, and 5G network, etc. SOS has created a cloud “software as a service (SaaS)” platform for emergency rescue services, with three major product categories: basic cloud, cooperative cloud, and information cloud. This system provides innovative marketing solutions to clients such as insurance companies, financial institutions, medical institutions, healthcare providers, auto manufacturers, security providers, senior living assistance providers, and other service providers in the emergency rescue services industry.

SOS has obtained a national high-tech enterprise certification and the title of “Big Data Star Enterprise,” awarded by Gui’an New District Government. Staying on the forefront of digital technology innovation, the Company has registered 99 software copyrights and 2 patents. For more information, please visit: http://www.sosyun.com/ .

Big Plays in the Online Gambling Space 6017

Before COVID-19 transformed the world, many sectors were already moving toward digital adoption and adaption; the global pandemic has hastened that transition in many ways. The world revolves around smartphones, laptops, computer and digital devices as almost anything can be done online—from seeing a doctor to attending school. Even as hope for the pandemic ending surges, the trend to live life online is likely here to stay. The founders of Lottery.com (Profile), which recently entered a definitive merger agreement with Trident Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: TDAC) to become a publicly listed company, recognized the shifting trend years ago and were pioneers in addressing the untapped online global lottery market. The company has found a way to combine blockchain with other cutting-edge technology to provide at-home lottery participation, with the end goal of being a leader in the huge lottery and sports betting markets. Now the company is timing its entrance into another hot public market: investor appetite for special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs. The gambling space could see unprecedented growth as the pandemic eases and the economy recovers. Some of the big players in the space have online options and are looking to benefit from all things digital. Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) offers B Connected Online, a robust, attractive online player community. Caesars Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) has Caesars Casino & Sportsbook where users can participate in world-class casino games and wager on sports. Wynn Resorts Limited’s (NASDAQ: WYNN) WynnBET is a premier casino and sports betting app that was just awarded an online sports betting permit in Virginia, and Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NASDAQ: LVS) is reportedly eyeing online betting opportunities.

  • Valued at $398 billion, the global lottery market tops out at more than the SaaS, video games and film industries combined.
  • Lottery.com has announced a definitive agreement to become a public company through a business combination with Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC) Trident Acquisitions Corp.
  • The company has created a suite of high-margin lottery products, with operations in 12 U.S. states and plans for expansion.  
  • Future gross revenue forecasts estimate $71 million in 2021, $279 million in 2022 and $571 million in 2023.

Mind-Boggling Numbers

Multibillion-dollar markets are compelling opportunities, and that is certainly true of the $138 billion global video games or $158 billion Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sectors. However, even more attractive is the $398 billion global lottery market — larger than the global video games and SaaS markets combined. Even more mind boggling are the projections that the global lottery market will reach $625 billion by 2025.

Despite the numbers, the opportunity is often unrecognized as long-held patterns of buying lottery tickets at a retail point of sale may seem hard to change. With less than 3% of global lottery sales made online, the challenge is evident, but the potential is vast: that’s only an estimated $12 billion market penetration into a nearly $400 billion industry. With an increase in online activity seemingly inevitable, the possibilities of growth and return seem appear significant.

Behold the pre-ICO Sale of Bitsfine with its BFN Token – a Futuristic Token Offering Multitude Benefits 6120

The acceptance of blockchain technology is on rage. Harassing the power of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency – Bitsfine has added an entirely new dimension to the utility of cryptocurrencies. It is a detailed ecosystem offering crypto utility services.

Even though all the leading banks and financial institutions worldwide have already been interested in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, hardly there is any way to spend it. Crypto holders have to convert the cryptocurrencies into fiat currencies to use for real-world transactions. That’s what inspired Bitsfine to develop a platform where crypto holders can use cryptocurrencies for their real-world usage with ease.

The best news is that it has its own coin, called BFN. Why so? The BFN is the foundation of the Bitsfine entire concept. It allows its users to directly purchase any service, with minimal transaction cost, at lightning speed, with utmost security, and by maintaining transparency.

You can use the standard go-to token- Bitsfine token (BFNT) and all other cryptos like BTC, ETH, etc., the way you want, without converting them into fiat.

The platform’s core offerings are; a utility token, banking services, debit card, and DeFi services. The Bitsfine company will offer utility and banking services, whereas major gaming and social trading platforms will accept the BFN tokens. At the social trading platform, anyone can trade and invest without in-depth knowledge of trading because you can avail the service of professional traders who will trade for you and share the profit.

The platform has a massive variety of gift cards and vouchers. Cryptocurrencies can be transferred into Bitsfine prepaid debit cards and transacted at ease through ATMs. In this decentralized world, we want everything at our fingertips. Therefore, Bitsfine App is here, which works for both android and iOs users.

Bitsfine ICO is Live now– 1st April 2021. Behold this futuristic movement, and participate at the earliest! Here are the details of both offers-

1. The total supply of coins is 1000 crores.

2. For the first 5% tokens, a user will get a 100% bonus if they buy 10 lakh tokens or above in a single transaction.

3. A user who buys 40,000 tokens or above in a single transaction will get a bonus of 25% for the first 10% tokens.

Popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple can be used to buy BFN tokens seamlessly.

To participate in the ICO, visit its official website https://ico.bitsfine.io/register.