Stellar is an open-source network for currencies and payments. Stellar makes it possible to create, send and trade digital representations of all forms of money—dollars, pesos, bitcoin, pretty much anything. It’s designed so all the world’s financial systems can work together on a single network. Stellar has no owner; if anything it’s owned by the public. The software runs across a decentralized, open network and handles millions of transactions each day. Like Bitcoin and Ethereum, Stellar relies on blockchain to keep the network in sync, but the end-user experience is more like cash—Stellar is much faster, cheaper, and more energy-efficient than typical blockchain-based systems. The Stellar network launched in 2015. Since then it’s processed more than 450 million operations made by over 4 million individual accounts. Companies as big as IBM and Franklin Templeton and as small as single-dev startups have chosen Stellar to move money and access new markets. From the beginning, Stellar has been cryptocurrency-adjacent, but the software has always been intended to enhance rather than undermine or replace the existing financial system. Whereas, say, the Bitcoin network was made for trading only bitcoins, Stellar is a decentralized system that’s great for trading any kind of money in a transparent and efficient way. The Stellar network has a native digital currency, the lumen, that’s required in small amounts for initializing accounts and making transactions (you can read more about that here) but, beyond those requirements, Stellar doesn’t privilege any particular currency. It’s specifically designed to make traditional forms of money—the money people have been spending and saving for centuries—more useful and accessible. For example, here’s what you can do with Stellar. You can create a digital representation of a U.S. dollar—on Stellar you’d call this a “dollar token”—and you can tell the world that whenever someone deposits a traditional dollar with you, you’ll issue them one of your new tokens. When someone brings that “dollar token” back to you, you promise to redeem it in turn for one of the regular dollars in that deposit account. Essentially, you set up a 1:1 relationship between your digital token and a traditional dollar. Every one of your tokens out in the world is backed by an equivalent deposit. So while people hold the tokens, they can treat them just like traditional money, because they know that they’re exchangeable for traditional money in the end.
TRONIX is a MainNet token based on the TRON Protocol issued by TRON Foundation, known as TRX. TRX is the basic unit of accounts on the TRON blockchain. The value of all other tokens derives from that of TRON. TRX is also a natural medium currency for all TRC-based tokens. TRX connects the entire TRON ecosystem, with abundant application scenarios that power transactions and applications on the chain. The ERC20-based TRX issued by Ethereum has been migrated to TRON's MainNet from June 21-25, 2018, Beijing time. If investors have missed the migration announcement and therefore missed the migration period, they can exchange TRON MainNet tokens at exchanges that permanently support TRX migration. Exchanges that permanently support TRX migration: Binance,Gate.io, Kucoin.
UNUS SED LEO is a utility token designed to empower the Bitfinex community and provide utility for those seeking to maximize the output and capabilities of the Bitfinex trading platform. Upon publishing the UNUS SED LEO whitepaper on Friday, May 10th, Bitfinex conducted and completed in under a week a private sale of 100% of outstanding UNUS SED LEO tokens in exchange for one billion USDt worth of Bitcoin, USD, and USDt. The overwhelming response and expedient execution of the token sale represents a new milestone for Bitfinex and the greater Blockchain community. Token holders will experience benefits across the entire portfolio and are expected to obtain benefits from future projects, products, and services, as detailed in the whitepaper. Benefits of holding UNUS SED LEO (commencing within three months) include (but are not limited to): Bitfinex taker fee reduction -- All levels of taker fees for those holding the token will be reduced by 15% over all crypto-to-crypto pairs (including crypto-to-stablecoin). Bitfinex lending fee reduction -- P2P financing lenders will get a fee discount equal to 0.05% for every 10,000 USDt in UNUS SED LEO tokens held (on average) in the trader’s account during the previous month (calculated using every day in the month). The maximum discount is capped at 5%. Bitfinex crypto and fiat withdrawals and deposits fee discount -- Holders of > 50m UNUS SED LEO tokens will receive up to a 25% crypto withdrawal and deposit fee discount. Holders of > 50m USDt worth of UNUS SED LEO tokens (on average) in the previous month (calculated using every day in the month) are able to withdraw 2m USD fiat per month without additional fees. Also, the additional fee will be reduced to 2% (instead of 3%) on any withdrawal above 2m USD fiat monthly. Unus Sed LEO is issued on EOS and ERC20 blockchains, with both versions easily converted on Bitfinex. Token contracts on both Ethereum and EOS can be found here: Ethereum | EOS. Trading is limited to KYC verified customers and certain jurisdictions. To verify, traders should head to bitfinex.com/verification
Monero was launched in April 2014. It was a fair, pre-announced launch of the CryptoNote reference code. There was no premine or instamine, and no portion of the block reward goes to development. See the original Bitcointalk thread here. The founder, thankful_for_today, proposed some controversial changes that the community disagreed with. A fallout ensued, and the Monero Core Team forked the project with the community following this new Core Team. This Core Team has provided oversight since. Monero has made several large improvements since launch. The blockchain was migrated to a different database structure to provide greater efficiency and flexibility, minimum ring signature sizes were set so that all transactions were private by mandate, and RingCT was implemented to hide the transaction amounts. Nearly all improvements have provided improvements to security or privacy, or they have facilitated use. Monero continues to develop with goals of privacy and security first, ease of use and efficiency second.
Ethereum Classic is a decentralized computing platform that executes smart contracts. Applications are ran exactly as programmed without the possibility of censorship, downtime, or third-party interference. Ethereum Classic is a distributed network consisting of a blockchain ledger, native cryptocurrency (ETC) and robust ecosystem of on-chain applications and services. Ethereum Classic provides a permissionless way to manage digital assets without the need for intermediaries, such as banks and other institutions. Ethereum Classic allows uncensorable smart contracts to be written, deployed and executed; ETC enables truly unstoppable programmable money. Ethereum Classic is the continuation of the unaltered history of the original Ethereum chain. The ETC network exists to preserve the principle of "Code is Law".
Neo is an open-source, community driven platform that is leveraging the intrinsic advantages of blockchain technology to realize the optimized digital world of the future. Neo has two native tokens, NEO (abbreviated symbol NEO) and GAS (abbreviated symbol GAS). NEO, with a total of 100 million tokens, represents the right to manage the network. Management rights include voting for bookkeeping, Neo network parameter changes, and so on. The minimum unit of NEO is 1 and tokens cannot be subdivided. GAS is the fuel token for the realization of Neo network resource control, with a maximum total limit of 100 million. The Neo network charges for the operation and storage of tokens and smart contracts, thereby creating economic incentives for consensus nodes and preventing the abuse of resources. The minimum unit of GAS is 0.00000001. In the genesis block of the Neo network, 100 million NEOs are generated, GAS has not yet been generated. 100 million GAS, corresponding to the 100 million NEO, will be generated through a decay algorithm in about 22 years time to address holding NEO. If NEO is transferred to a new address, the subsequent GAS generated will be credited to the new address. The Neo network will set a threshold by voting to exempt GAS from a certain amount of transfer transactions and smart contract operations to enhance the user experience. When a large amount of spam transactions occur, NeoID can be used to prioritize transactions and smart contracts with qualified identities. Transactions and smart contracts with no qualifying digital identities can get priority by paying GAS.
Dash is an open source cryptocurrency. It is an altcoin that was forked from the Bitcoin protocol. It is also a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) run by a subset of its users, which are called "masternodes". The currency permits transactions that can be untraceable. The currency was launched in January 2014 as "Xcoin" by Evan Duffield, as a fork of the Bitcoin protocol. It is an altcoin and in its early days it was subject to pump and dump speculation. It was rebranded as Darkcoin, which received press for being used in dark net markets. In March 2015, it rebranded again with the name Dash as a portmanteau of 'digital cash'. As of August 2016, Dash is no longer used in any major dark net markets worth noting. In early 2017 Duffield, who lived in the Phoenix area, and some other people working on Dash took space in a business incubator at Arizona State University. The Dash DAO later funded a blockchain research lab at ASU. As of April 2018, Dash's market capitalization was around $4.3 billion and it was one of the top 12 cryptocurrencies. As of February 2019, Dash was the most popular cryptocurrency in Venezuela according to Der Spiegel.
HedgeTrade is a blockchain-driven social trading platform where the world’s best traders share their knowledge. Traders post predictions into a smart contract-powered Blueprint that users can purchase or unlock in order to access. Traders are rewarded if the Blueprint is correct, otherwise the users purchase is refunded. HedgeTrade was designed for amateur traders looking to make the same trades as experts. Those expert traders are incentivized to post high-quality, accurate predictions, because if their prediction is correct, they earn proceeds from the users who purchased it. If the prediction is incorrect, the purchasers get a refund.
Strictly speaking, Cosmos is a decentralized network of independent parallel blockchains, each powered by BFT consensus algorithms like Tendermint consensus. In other words, Cosmos is an ecosystem of blockchains that can scale and interoperate with each other. Before Cosmos, blockchains were siloed and unable to communicate with each other. They were hard to build and could only handle a small amount of transactions per second. Cosmos solves these problems with a new technical vision. In order to understand this vision we need to go back to the fundamentals of blockchain technology. To understand how Cosmos fits in the blockchain ecosystem, we need to go back to the beginning of the blockchain story. The first blockchain was Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency created in 2008 that used a novel consensus mechanism known as Proof-of-Work (PoW). It was the first decentralized application on a blockchain. Soon, people started to realize the potential of decentralized applications and the desire to build new ones emerged in the community. At the time, there were two options to develop decentralized applications: either fork the bitcoin codebase or build on top of it. However, the bitcoin codebase was very monolithic; all three layers—networking, consensus and application — were mixed together. Additionally, the Bitcoin scripting language was limited and not user-friendly. There was a need for better tools.
Anyone with a bank account is familiar with the concept of a ledger, containing records of their debits and credits. Collectively, we have all entrusted financial institutions for generations to safeguard these highly sensitive records and their accuracy. With no ability to verify the data that we receive on the Internet today, and with cybercrime on the rise, this delegated and unverifiable trust has become a major obstacle for an inclusive and permissionless economy. With the advent of distributed ledger technologies, we are now able to distribute and synchronize ledgers of data and money in secure, distributed, decentralized and permissionless environments. By removing the need for trusted third-parties as the gatekeepers and arbiters of truth, enormous efficiency gains, innovation opportunities and new value propositions emerge. Blockchain technology promised a compelling vision: decentralized networks allowing open innovation and peer-to-peer transactions without intermediaries or fees. Ultimately, they were never built to execute it in full, due to inherent technical flaws in their design. As blockchain adoption has increased over the last decade, early adopters have been hit with sluggish transaction times and skyrocketing fees. As financial rewards for validating blockchain transactions became increasingly competitive, their networks have also become increasingly centralised around a few powerful actors. But the need for decentralized and permissionless systems remains, and has only increased in recent years. By solving the inefficiencies of the Blockchain, IOTA, based on the revolutionary distributed ledger technology, the Tangle, is the missing link for the Internet of Everything and Web 3.0. Powering a secure, scalable and feeless transaction settlement layer, IOTA will empower machines and humans to participate in flourishing new permissionless economies - the most important one being the Machine Economy which we are building.
Awesome-MakerDAO (AMD) is a community-driven project, designed to be a resource people can use to familiarize themselves with Dai and MakerDAO. All are welcome to contribute. Those interested in MakerDAO are invited to explore AMD's collection of resources below. Get to know Maker with the help of beginner guides, official documentation, analysis pieces, tools, partnership announcements, AMAs, podcasts, and third-party apps, and more. Users are strongly encouraged to perform their own due diligence before trusting third-party services listed below. Despite MakerDAO's best efforts to provide a clean resource, given the nature of the cryptocurrency realm, scams do exist, and even great projects are frequently compromised. The Maker Foundation grants program offers bounties to community members who bring attention to compromised third-party apps and services.
Crypto.com is bringing cryptocurrency to the mainstream by making it easy for anyone to earn, trade, borrow, and pay in crypto. Crypto.com is best known for its MCO Visa card, which offers a hard-to-beat 5% cashback paid in cryptocurrency. Beyond that, the company offers an expansive line-up of crypto-oriented services. Crypto.com (formerly known as Monaco) has two tokens: MCO and Crypto.com Coin, or CRO. Both tokens rank highly on CoinMarketCap based on market capitalization. CRO is Crypto.com’s newest token. It is also based on the ERC-20 token standard. It is mainly intended as a means of payment and settlement on the company’s native blockchain. There are several benefits for staking CRO on the Crypto.com Exchange, such as reduced trading fees. Like MCO, it is issued on Ethereum’s ERC-20 token standard. As ERC-20 tokens, MCO and CRO can be held in any ERC-20 compatible wallet, including hardware wallets Trezor and Ledger, and interfaces like MetaMask and MyEtherWallet.
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