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Even before its protocol is live, District0x’s Meme Factory has engaged its community in blockchain governance with a meme contest and fake tokens.
Another new game – War Riders™ – has announced a partnership with Worldwide Asset eXchange™(WAX) with the company’s in-game items being made available on OPSkins™ and made tradable with WAX Tokens, Bitcoin, ETH, US dollars, Euros and other currencies.
War Riders is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game based on earning cryptocurrency, customizing vehicles and battling opponents. Players can build their own customized war vehicles from scratch and use them to mine and attack enemies for the in-game currency, Benzene (BZN). Players can mine for BZN by driving through waypoints or raiding other players’ coins. BZN has a finite supply and ‘burning’ mechanism enforced by a smart contract.
Augur, a blockchain-based predictions platform, has opened to the general public. The platform becomes the “world’s first” decentralized prediction-market platform.
Augur was created by the Forecast Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation whose goal is to build “open-source, public forecasting tools.”
Prediction markets — which are a general type of financial market — have long been dominated by the likes of Paddy Power and DraftKings, which are centrally owned, operated and regulated.
This centralization causes all kinds of problems, such as restrictions for users in certain regions, higher associated costs to use and limitations on the types of markets that users could create.
Ethbay is the newly launched blockchain based platform that aims to disrupt the traditional online marketplaces using the power of decentralization. It is an online marketplace much like eBay that allows users to buy or sell tangible and non-tangible products using Ethereum charging only a 1% fee, which is significantly lower than fees charged by eBay and other such marketplaces.
Ethbay launched its official ICO on June 7th and the ICO will conclude on August 7th Their EBY tokens are being offered at a price of 5000 tokens for 1 Ethereum. Out of 100 million EBY tokens that will be produced, 80% will be available for sale to the general public.
CryptoSpaceX and Worldwide Asset eXchange™(WAX) have announced that further Crypto Collectibles™ will be available on OPSkins™, the marketplace for online video game assets, and will be tradable with WAX Tokens, Bitcoin, ETH, US dollars, Euros and dozens of other currencies. This follows similar recent news that CryptoWars, a fully decentralized strategy game built on the Ethereum blockchain, would be offering Crypto Collectibles™ on the platform.
CryptoSpaceX is a strategy battle game that combines open world gameplay with blockchain-based crypto collectibles. Players can collect and battle planets and starships while scavenging for the in-game natural resource Stardust, which can be used to build and upgrade items.
Rewards.com has integrated Dash coin into its platform in order to give members the ability to deliver rewards to users directly in cryptocurrency for retail purchases. The integration was announced during the Consensus conference in New York City. Rewards.com offers a global loyalty solution which provides a consumer and retail-focused rewards token platform. It leverages blockchain technology to offer a universal loyalty token, called RWRD,
CryptoWars, a fully decentralized strategy game built on the Ethereum blockchain, and Worldwide Asset eXchange ™ (WAX) have announced that the company’s Crypto Collectibles™ will be available on OPSkins™, the marketplace for online video game assets, and will be tradable with WAX Tokens, Bitcoin, ETH, US dollars, Euros and dozens of other currencies.
In CryptoWars, users can build villages, summon armies to protect their e11 tokens and battle enemies to steal their tokens. The CryptoWars strategy game is fully run on smart contracts.
TRESARO, a blockchain-based marketplace that connects e-commerce, crowdfunding, and charity, has announced its ICO at the WBCS in Moscow, Russia. The platform aims to revolutionize the way people and charities support each other, trade and donate. The European start-up plans to use blockchain to build a global, self-regulating economic marketplace.
Designed as an environmentally friendly platform, it will allow people from all over the world to support charities and crowdfunding initiatives with the things they no longer need. The new platform will allow users to buy and sell virtually anything with the option of giving away TRE cryptocurrency tokens to their favourite causes around the world. All users will be able to create and run their own charity or crowdfunding campaigns on the TRESARO platform.
Streamr, the blockchain-based data platform based in Zug, Switzerland, launched their real-time data Marketplace on May 16, 2018, during a presentation at Consensus 2018. This was followed by an announcement of partnerships with Nokia and OSIsoft.
The Streamr Marketplace connects data producers and consumers through a web-based application where data consumers can pay for access to real-time data streams listed by data providers. For example, a recent partnership between Streamr and Hewlett Packard Enterprise will allow vehicle data to be monetized in real-time. Vehicles generate data that is usable to third parties — it might be used to gauge traffic through a geographic region, or to fine-tune traffic signals, or to schedule road work, etc. Rather than just giving that data away for free, vehicle owners can make use of the Streamr Marketplace to monetize and trade that data.
“Benchmark sets new standards. We transform lives, protect the environment and generate real value and profits.”
VALETTA, 17 May 2018: Benchmark, a new cryptocurrency entering into the market, will hold its Initial Token Offering (ITO) in May 2018, where it is aiming to raise approx US$ 30 million. The token, created by fintech experts, academics and business owners, can be used to participate in sustainable development projects worldwide, including a range of projects aimed at supporting developing communities across the globe, with the initial focus in Africa.
Pieter Coetzer, CEO, Investment Banker and one of the founders of Benchmark, said:
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Bitcoin scams are common in Nigeria, but people are finding ways to avoid them. Paxful, the P2P finance platform, works overtime to help them avoid such scams.
The early days of the internet were marked with the infamous Nigerian scam. In this scam, a purported “prince” or important person would send an email to a victim, claiming that they needed help to lay claim to a fortune. In return for sending personal financial information, the victim would supposedly earn a percentage of the recovered money. Of course, the reality is that the victim would find their bank account cleaned out once they handed over their information. Now the growing popularity of Bitcoin in Africa has led to Nigerians falling prey to Bitcoin scams. Paxful, the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange, knows that people are using various ways to combat such scams, and the exchange puts a lot of effort into clamping down on such Bitcoin scam attempts.
DataBroker DAO has ended the first week of its pre-sale for its token DTX that started on the 19th of March, 2018, The pre-sale follows DataBroker’s DAO announcement of a “V2.0-alpha” upgrade in response to feedback received from token holders, potential users and DataBroker DAO alliance members.
The DataBroker DAO platform is an Internet of Things global marketplace. Users of any background, size or stature can purchase and sell their local IoT data. The industry is expected to reach 1.2 trillion USD by 2019. DataBroker DAO aims to utilise a portion of IoT sensor data that in 2019 will be worth approximately 120 billion USD. The solution recently won an ICO pitch competition in San Francisco and took second prize at the Vilius ICO Pitch Competition.
The DataBroker DAO platform aims to provide opportunities or IoT sensor data which is currently stored away in data silos of organisations around the world. IoT sensor deployment is on the rise with industries, governments, research bodies and other sectors estimated to be spending hundreds of billions yearly on purchasing and maintaining IoT sensors.
There are already more than 9 billion IoT sensors deployed globally to measure everything from the temperature to traffic congestion to the fullness of waste bins. The owners of these sensors are very diverse, covering every industry imaginable as the world approaches a highly connected, ‘smart everything’ world. These sensor owners make the investment to gain further insights ultimately to improve their operations or service offering.
Partners collaborate to combine automation with a decentralized marketplace of expert analysts to detect and deter malware and cybersecurity breaches.
BOSTON, MA / SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — FEBRUARY XX, 2018 — PolySwarm (www.polyswarm.io) today announced that Basis Technology will support its decentralized cybersecurity marketplace with Cyber Triage, the automated, agentless, endpoint investigation tool. Cyber Triage’s upcoming release will enable automatic querying of the PolySwarm network for deeper analysis, building on top of Cyber Triage’s existing cloud-based malware detection. PolySwarm is the first decentralized marketplace where security experts build anti-malware engines that compete to protect enterprises and end users.
Let’s face it, buying things online can always be a bit of a risk. There’s fraud everywhere, scammers around every corner, and half the time sites just don’t care. Few ecommerce platforms have, until now, put the effort into keeping things really safe for their users.
This is something that has more or less become part and parcel of doing business transactions on the internet. When dealing with individuals or small companies there is often a sense of worry after you put enter your financial information into an online form, and see the money taken out of your account. You have no sense of security, and you don’t necessarily feel sure you will get what you ordered.
Blockchain-based booking platform LockChain.co has announced the Alpha release of its marketplace. The version kicks off with around 600 completely integrated listings already in place. In addition, hosts can list their properties for free and travelers can book accommodations without any commissions. By the end of February 2018, the platform will feature 100,000 hotels, providing accommodation options worldwide.
Nikola Alexandrov, the CEO of LockChain.co, explains the impetus behind the project:
Estonia announces the establishment of the consulting marketplace G-Global Business Portal. The main objective of the project is to ensure the modernization of enterprises in the real sector of the Estonian economy by attracting technologies of the 21st century.
The creation of the G-Global Business Portal is an initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. In his speech at Cambridge University on July 26th, 2012, President Nazarbayev described the project:
Today, G-Global is an international virtual platform at the Astana Economic Forum, established by the ‘Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists’ Association.