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VeriBlock Launches Mainnet, Achieving Milestone in Decentralized Blockchain Security

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Today, VeriBlock Inc., through its subsidiary Xenios SEZC, announced the upcoming mainnet launch of the VeriBlock blockchain. On March 4, 2019, VeriBlock’s year-long testnet phase ended, and on March 25, 2019, VeriBlock’s mainnet will officially go live.

VeriBlock Helps Secure Blockchain Networks Against 51% Attacks So They Can Thrive

During the last year, 51% attacks — attempts to rewrite a blockchain’s transaction history — progressed from theory into reality. These attacks have accounted for more than $20,000,000 in coin theft from exchanges, including holdings in Bitcoin Gold, ZenCash, Ravencoin, FLO, and most recently Ethereum Classic.

VeriBlock’s technology delivers Bitcoin-level security to both new and established blockchain and cryptocurrency projects that may otherwise be vulnerable. This enables development teams to focus on innovative features and functionality, rather than worrying about attacks.

The marketplace has validated this approach, with over 6,000,000 security transactions on Bitcoin to date.

In addition to allowing blockchain networks to inherit Bitcoin’s decade-plus of accumulated security, VeriBlock-secured blockchains continually provide Early Attack Detection (EAD) security statistics. EAD enables exchanges, wallet providers, and merchants to determine the security of particular transactions and networks. Once a transaction reaches Bitcoin-finality — the moment the snapshot of a network is written to a Bitcoin block — the exchange or merchant can accept the transaction with the assurance that it is just as secure as a Bitcoin transaction.

Industry Leaders Announce Alignment with VeriBlock’s Mission

On his company’s blog, Bloq Co-founder and Chairman Matthew Roszak wrote: “Bloq is proud to have been part of the journey with VeriBlock over the past two years — and especially with a technology that helps any blockchain project thrive and benefit from the security that Bitcoin provides. As the multi-chain, multi-network, multi-token world emerges, we are confident that VeriBlock will continue to play a vital role as a security root for this new frontier.”

“At Bittrex, we’ve always operated with the highest possible security standards to protect our users and our long-term relationship with VeriBlock has been a part of that commitment,” said Bill Shihara, Co-Founder and CEO of Bittrex. “Blockchains that adopt VeriBlock’s technology will be able to improve their users’ trading experiences on Bittrex, thanks to the faster confirmation times and rollback protection. We need to continue to create innovative solutions like VeriBlock to move the blockchain industry forward and increase adoption.”

“We’ve worked with the VeriBlock team since 2017 because we believe in the potential of VeriBlock’s technology to help the entire blockchain ecosystem grow by delivering Bitcoin-level security to any other chain,” said Anthony Di Iorio, Founder and CEO of Decentral. “I believe VeriBlock will be a good addition to the growing range of products and services we offer our Jaxx Liberty customers.”

 

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ArcBlock Releases DApps and Decentralized Identity Developer Testing Tool to Simplify Development of Blockchain Apps

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Forge Blockchain Application Framework - the easiest way to build, deploy and manage DApps.
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ArcBlock, a leading blockchain application platform and ecosystem, has released DApps Workshop, an easy to use developer tool that gives developers, businesses and product managers an easy way to build prototypes and POCs to validate different DApp scenarios.  Before writing a single line of code, developers can simulate an application that includes different authentication standards, use of a mobile wallet to log in or easily build transaction models to simulate different transfer scenarios that help validate a specific use case.

With this launch, DApps Workshop solves a very important problem for blockchain developers – how to test and validate the use of decentralized identityin an application scenario. For example, how can a developer easily test the use of a decentralized identity mobile wallet to login to an app, or how to validate transactional activity including the transfer of assets between users and more easily without costly development or writing code.

Starting today, DApps Workshop allows anyone to easily build their POC in just a few minutes to test and experience different decentralized identity authentication and transaction scenarios for Forge-built applications without needing to write any lines of code saving time, developer hours and making it easy to immediately validate a use case.  Some of the supported activities in the Workshop include:

  • Trade-related transactions
  • Prebuilt workflows and process/rules for all supported Tx types including multi-transaction scenarios
  • DID-based authentication including identity Types, DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) algorithms and Hash functions
  • Configurable metadata
  • Defining required claims including profiles and agreements
  • ABT Wallet mobile authentication

“From day 1, we’ve been focused on creating a platform that helps developers build, manage and deploy DApps easily and making blockchain more accessible to a much larger developer audience.   DApps Workshop is an invaluable developer tool that solves a real problem for any app builder. Today’s blockchain developer doesn’t have an easy way to test and validate their applications without writing a lot of code,” said Tyr Chen, VP of Engineering.  “By using Workshop, developers can now work with business sponsors and developer teams to easily define, create and test different POCs that incorporate trade-specific transactions, claims and decentralized identity and mobile wallet scenarios locally without writing one line of code.  What used to take days or even weeks to test can now be done in minutes and hours.”

DApps Workshop will be available starting today through ArcBlock’s ABT Chain Node and Forge CLI.  Forge Workshop is designed to support any application build on ArcBlock’s recently launched Forge Blockchain Application Framework and Forge SDKs.  Using Forge SDK, developers have everything they need code, manage and deploy their DApps including support for multiple languages like Python, Java, Javascript, Android, and iOS, as well as a blockchain backend, rich developer interface, diversified wallet system and the most transaction protocols support by any blockchain platform. When ready, developers can then begin testing their DApps with users and other parties using their own test chains, and lastly join the ABT Network to make their DApp publicly available.

 

Forge Blockchain Application Framework – the easiest way to build, deploy and manage DApps.

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The Growing Use of Blockchain by Start-ups and SMEs with Alexandra Karpova (Co-Founder & CEO at Millennium Communications) at TCE2019 Prague

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The inception of new technologies has always been cataloged as a disruptor. There has never been such a technology that can carry the ability to disrupt ordinary business practices around the globe. Blockchain technology applications have only recently come to light, but are becoming more relevant and its potential only continues to grow. The wide use of Blockchain has been recorded also in the startup-up and SMEs companies and the booms are yet to come.

There are many ways in which businesses can already use blockchain and they depend on the industry in which they operate. In the real estate industry, there are marketplaces for renting or selling properties on blockchain-based P2P marketplaces. The same goes for the insurance industry, where blockchain-based applications already manage claims. The hype goes on and we can see the use of blockchain-based security applications in the IoT industry.

We must also mention logistics, where companies can tap into blockchain-based platforms that monitor and track freight movement. The list goes on and we are seeing these implementations on a daily base.

Small businesses can get ahead, innovate and build an edge with blockchain transformation by using blockchain-based services as well as creating their own apps on top of blockchain – decentralized apps, or DApps. Finally, businesses can already use smart contracts to regulate and govern relationships and agreements with other entities.

Most importantly, we can see that the biggest way in which blockchain technology is going to revolutionize SMEs is its ability to develop smart contracts.  All thanks to smart contracts, remote and autonomous consensus between two parties can be done through a single click on a self-reliant infrastructure that can help SMEs grow beyond their wildest imagination.

As a decentralized system, there is no need to pay intermediaries and both the enterprise and the consumer save a lot of money. Plus, the fact that blockchains are immutable makes it a lot more secure than traditional systems.

For PICANTE Tech Conference Europe we are putting together a panel discussion that will focus on this revolutionary new trend can positively impact your Start-up/SME and what implications it will have for the future.

The panel discussion will be joined by Alexandra Karpova (Sasha), Co-Founder & CEO at Millennium Communications, who will bring the latest information about the widespread use of Blockchain.

About Alexandra Karpova

Alexandra is the CEO of Crypto PR Lab, the top blockchain and cryptocurrency public relations firm. She has eight years of experience in leadership roles in blockchain, finance, real estate, luxury concierge management, and marketing in New York. She managed a real-estate rental agency as well as founded Millennium Communications. She worked for top brands Morgan Stanley, CITI, Douglas Elliman Real Estate and luxury concierge LVH Global. Alexandra brings her knowledge of business and an extensive network of high-net-worth individuals eager to invest in new projects to Millenium Communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Baruch College, NY.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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Dash and Aircoins Join Forces to Power Cryptocurrency Treasure Hunt in Augmented Reality

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Dash, the top digital currency for payments and e-commerce, today announced a partnership with the leading cryptocurrency augmented reality (AR) app, Aircoins. By downloading the Aircoins app, users can hunt, collect and send Dash cryptocurrency worldwide alongside other Aircoins users in an AR environment.

Anytime a user downloads the Aircoins app, there will be a random drop of coins, including Dash, around them. Users can then collect them by moving close to the coins and using their phones as an augmented reality tool. The Aircoins team is promoting usage of the withdrawal function by having full Dash coins appear in 10 major cities around the world for users to find. Initial cities are: New YorkAmsterdamBangkok and Medellin. Dash and Aircoins will communicate the location of additional cities through their respective social channels (@Dashpay and @aircoins_App).

In a first for the AR and crypto worlds, players will have the ability to pick up Dash currency in Aircoins AR environment, transfer it to any Dash-enabled crypto wallet in a quick transaction — thanks to Dash’s InstantSend feature — and use it at one of the 4,800+ retailers worldwide that accept Dash, cash out at one of the 700 ATMs, or move it into one of the many exchanges that trade Dash globally.

“As interest and adoption around AR and cryptocurrency continues to increase, merging the two through a fun game is an exciting step for both technologies,” said Ernesto Contreras, business development manager LatAm of Dash Core Group. “This partnership will allow Dash to reach new markets by allowing users to collect coins as they move around cities, and because they can now use that currency, this will open up a new engagement model and user experience. AR is poised for exceptional growth and together Dash and Aircoins are primed to engage users along that journey.”

As the first app to enable cryptocurrencies in AR, Aircoins has been a key player in innovating the digital ecosystem and pushing the boundaries around how individuals can experience and interact with cryptocurrency. Aircoins has helped both its users and partners explore new currencies and ultimately expand their reach and ownership through the rich engagement platform AR offers users. In the near future, Aircoins users will be able to exchange other coins they collect in the app into Dash, which users can subsequently withdraw, and use for purchases.

“Aircoins is excited to integrate Dash digital cash and work strategically with the Dash Core Group. The Dash protocol is a perfect fit for retailers and cryptocurrency users because of its low transaction fees and InstantSend feature,” said Emal Safi, CEO, Aircoins. “Aircoins layers geolocation, gaming and augmented reality to make rewards and using Dash fun and convenient while providing an interactive experience. These innovations in technology create new payment and advertising opportunities as we drive foot traffic to retailers and merchants. Aircoins has created a vast network of users and blockchain assets that motivates to grow the decentralized economies and push for mass adoption.”

 

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