EOSBet Launches Account System, Opens Floodgates to Mainstream Dapp Adoption

EOSBet, the first gambling platform built on EOS technology, is continuing its streak of big announcements this quarter after recently becoming the first online EOS Casino dApp to receive an official gambling license from a renowned regulator.


On January 5th, EOSBet launched a proprietary account system that enables users to deposit funds from any source and easily bet without the use of a 3rd party wallet or software. This account system also covers all resource costs for users, making free decentralized betting a reality for the first time ever.

All components of this account system are completely on-chain, meaning every action is fully viewable on any block explorer and becomes permanently part of the EOS.IO blockchain. The system is also non-custodial, meaning no one (including anyone from EOS) can access player funds. The account system allows players to create a unique username (allowing for special characters and emojis), and makes it easy to chat with other players.

EOSBet built this system with the average non-technical gambler in mind. It’s simple, intuitive, and even easier than creating an account on a centralized site. Players can sign-up with just two clicks! For the first time ever, non-EOS account holders can participate in EOSBet’s generous player rewards program by receiving the platform’s BET token as a bonus for wagering. This account system, in addition to a method of Bitcoin and Ethereum acceptance almost ready for release, will open the door to entire new markets of players.

These releases follow a strong end to 2018, where EOSBet released a completely redesigned website, a reskinned version of Dice, and a highly-popular betting game called “Crash”.

The release of the EOSBet account system, part of a series of key launches for the team in early 2019, opens the door for mainstream adoption and serves as another step in the team’s efforts to ensure EOSBet’s infrastructure will accommodate commercial scale volume.



Changelly Partners Sum&Substance: Bringing the Smoothest User Experience through the Best Market Practices

Along with cryptocurrency market development and strengthening the legal framework of the whole blockchain industry, Changelly non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange service continually optimizes its product line to make it more trustworthy. Like all big market players, Changelly keeps an eye on the best market practices in terms of AML&KYC policy and use the most effective services to counter fraud. Following extensive legal field research, Changelly partnered Sum&Substance (Sumsub) – an AI-based ecosystem, which allows online services around the world to meet regulatory requirements, prevent fraud and enhance customer confidence.

The New KYC Working Principles

The Sumsub KYC check will be implemented directly inside the exchange process so that Changelly users won’t need to leave the familiar interface and interrupt the swap.

The system will prompt the user for a photo of his ID and a selfie with it. All the pegged documents will be scanned automatically and the whole screening process will take from 5 to 10 minutes. Changelly users will only need to pass KYC once to be continually able to swap any crypto amounts in the future.

“It’s crucial not only to be fully compliant with the requirements but also to provide the most convenient user experience. That is the challenge that Sumsub ecosystem meets perfectly. Changelly users will only need to pass KYC once through our system to access hundreds of partner services at the touch of a button. At the same time, the system will ensure the full compliance with the EU regulations,” – stressed Jacob Sever, Co-founder at Sumsub.

“As operations with virtual assets steadily become a part of our daily routines we at Changelly make a new step forward making crypto swaps more handy and safe. We introduce our partner – Sumsub which turns up a user verification on our service so quick, easy and reliable. Sumsub brings top technologies, high expertise and full law compliance into AML/KYC process, I’m sure that together we can make the crypto world a cozy place to live in,” – COO Changelly, Dmitry Burin admits.

About Sum&Substance

Sumsub is a bank-grade KYC / AML multi-account ecosystem. The company has been working with banks, fintech and blockchain projects since 2015. Sumsub AI-based system provides its business clients with seamless KYC / AML checks that comply with all the market regulators requirements along with international requirements including The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations. All data is transmitted over secure communication channels with a high level of encryption. Sumsub has the necessary infrastructure for secure data storage and is fully compliant with data privacy (GDPR) requirements. The company is now one of the market leaders in online verification and KYC/AML in Central, Eastern Europe, and Asia. The Sumsub 350+ portfolio of B2B clients includes such prominent companies as BlaBlaCar, Cryptopay, Philip Bank, Mail.ru Group, Gett, Exness, FX Open, etc.

About Changelly

Changelly is a non-custodial instant cryptocurrency exchange. We act as an intermediary between crypto exchanges and users, offering access to 130+ cryptocurrencies. The company mission is making an exchange process effortless for everyone who wants to invest in cryptocurrency. Operating since 2015, the platform and its mobile app attract over a million visitors monthly who enjoy high limits, fast transactions, and 24/7 live support.

Changelly offers its API and a customizable widget to any crypto service that wishes to broaden its audience and implement new exchange options. Changelly partners with MyEtherWallet, Exodus, Binance, BRD, Edge, Coinomi, Trezor, Ledger, Enjin, Coinpayments, Huobi Wallet and other well-known players in the crypto industry.

2.20BTC SURGES, CRYPTO EXPERTS RECOMMEND A SPREAD-FREE CRYPTOCURRENCY FUTURES EXCHANGE —— BEXPLUS

Many experts predict that BTC price will surge in recent and it did rise nearly 10%, expecting to break through the $4000 mark. In fact, unlike stocks and fund, information in the cryptocurrency market is transparent. Many advanced traders will tend to trade cryptocurrency futures and get more profits through high leverage. Futures contracts trading has been very popular a long time ago when investors are not satisfied with BTC spot trading’s one-way profit and return on investment. Therefore, many advanced investors or traders start trading crypto futures. 

HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD CRYPTOCURRENCY FUTURES EXCHANGE

Most cryptocurrency futures exchanges are very similar in selling points, including high leverage, cold wallet, both rising and falling are profitable and more. But we all know that the so-called selling points are useless. Besides security and reliability, spread-free cryptocurrency futures exchange is recommended.

WHAT IS SPREAD?

Spreads are simple in cryptocurrency futures market. For instance, when you want to short BTC, the bid price is always higher than the actual price you opened the order at; if you want to long BTC, the price is always lower than the current price. The result is that when you open a position, you are already losing money. At this time, counting in the transaction fee charged by the cryptocurrency exchange, it is very difficult for you to win money. The future of the futures exchange platform will be a bit bad, but the basic exchange will not explain the reasons for this. Many large cryptocurrency futures exchanges do have spread setting, which will not tell their users.

Here recommend a spread-free futures exchange – Bexplus.

Bexplus exchange is a popular and reliable cryptocurrency futures exchange with no spread. In 2017, Bexplus founded its headquarter in Hong Kong and established offices in U.S, Australia, Russia, Brazil and India in 2018. Bexplus app for Android and iOS are available to users from 36 countries worldwide and support 21 languages. It’s also reported by Nasdaq that Bexplus has completed 10,000,000 financing.

In Bexplus, you can invest BTC, ETH and LTC perpetual contracts with up to 100x leverage. For instance, you can use 1 BTC to short (predict it is going to drop) or long (predict it is going to rise) BTC and open a 100 BTC position with the help of 100x leverage. Besides, you can set stop-loss and stop-profit to control the risks.

New upgraded Bonus Activity: Deposit Activty to Earn 100% BTC Cashback

To deposit BTC in the Bexplus account, you can earn a 100% BTC bonus, which can also be used to trade futures contracts. The more deposit, the more bonus you will get. You can get up to 10 BTC as a bonus!



Video Tech Company Linius Successfully Tests World’s First Anti-Piracy Blockchain Prototype

Linius Technologies’ (ASX: LNU) – the only cloud-based solution that transforms static video into hyper-personalised video experiences with its patented Video Virtualisation Engine™ (VVE) – has successfully tested the world’s first video blockchain, opening new distribution, protection and monetisation possibilities to the global video industry.

By applying its unique video virtualisation technology, Linius successfully used smart contracts to control and transact video as a digital asset within blockchain – for the first time. Linius CEO, Chris Richardson, said the breakthrough had the ability to solve video piracy as we know it today.

“With virtual video embedded within each block of the blockchain, smart contracts can be used to control the transactions associated with video files,” said Richardson. “For the first time, content owners – such as movie studios – can have complete control and visibility over video distribution and access. Video assets and viewers can be validated prior to playing the video, eliminating improper play out of the video.”

“This is particularly exciting, because it demonstrates that the protective power of blockchain can be applied directly to video – just as it is to cryptocurrency today – to effectively address the world’s multi-billion-dollar piracy problem.”

According to Digital TV Research’s latest Online TV Piracy Forecasts report, worldwide revenues lost to online television and movie piracy will reach US$52 billion by 2022 – almost twice that incurred in 2016.

Beyond anti-piracy: Driving new revenue models

In addition to secure content distribution, Richardson said that video blockchain would facilitate superior monetisation of video content, enabling built-in payment gateways, automated royalty payments, and even peer-to-peer transactions.

“Linius feels this is the natural evolution of its anti-piracy strategy, and will use blockchain to protect, distribute as well as monetise the video itself,” said Richardson. “It’s now possible for all video stakeholders to have an auditable trail of how many times a video is played, and be instantly compensated at the time of play, based on digital contracts.”

“With the ability for content owners and studios to distribute and monetise content with guaranteed tracking and royalty payments, including enabling paid consumer-to-consumer content sharing, the Linius Video Blockchain is set to transform the entire world of video production and distribution.”

The Linius Video Blockchain prototype will be launched within the first quarter of calendar year 2019, on Linius Video Services (LVS) – the company’s software-as-a-service platform: http://lvs.linius.com

About Linius Technologies Limited

Linius Technologies Limited (ASX: LNU) has invented and patented the Video Virtualisation Engine™ (VVE), which is available on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.

Amazon, Microsoft and IBM are investing billions in virtualising ‘video services’ (technologies) and Artificial Intelligence in the cloud[i]. It is arguably the biggest battle on the internet, given that video accounts for nearly 80 percent of internet traffic.[ii]

Only Linius can expose the data that makes up the video file, making cumbersome video as flexible as all other forms of data. Accessing the data within the video file is the missing link for video cloud service providers, creating unparalleled value across the internet video industry.

Linius’ VVE-powered Video Hyper-Personalisation and Search Solution enables anyone to instantly search the data within video, from across an infinite number of sources, and automatically assemble the results in a single stream on-the-fly. No human hands required.

Linius is revolutionising the way organisations and individuals across the globe produce, deliver and consume video, enabling previously impossible hyper-personalised video experiences.

It’s a breakthrough set to disrupt entire multi-billion-dollar industries. Linius is initially focused on delivering its Video Hyper-Personalisation and Search Solution to six core markets: News and Media, Sports Broadcasters and Rights Holders, Education, Corporate Communications, Security and Defence, and Sports Betting.




Partnership That Brings Regulatory Compliance and Sophistication of Traditional Finance Markets Tools to the Cryptocurrency Market


BEQUANT partners with ZagTrader to bring the sophistication of traditional finance tools to the cryptocurrency market Strategic partnership will allow for increased institutional investor engagement with cryptocurrencies.

Today BEQUANT – one of the world’s biggest institutional cryptocurrency trading platforms – has announced a strategic partnership with ZagTrader – the fully-integrated global order management platform for institutional investments. The partnership will improve investor engagement with cryptocurrencies while allowing for enhanced controls in the market.

BEQUANT’s feeds and routing capabilities are now available on the ZagTrader platform, allowing traders to have access to more destinations which include traditional investments and regulated digital assets venues.

The partnership will allow institutional investors such as market makers, quantitative desks, arbitrage traders and active traders, to access opportunities in the cryptocurrency market via industry standard Financial Information Exchange (FIX) and robust Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

As a technology provider for many banks and financial institutions, regulated by various central banks and securities commissions, ZagTrader will work closely with BEQUANT to further support the ongoing efforts for improved regulation in the cryptocurrency market. With BEQUANT as a fully self-regulated organisation, applying the latest KYC and AML checks for its wide range of clients, this collaboration will ensure that adhering to regulatory priorities will be a prime focus for both businesses.

Danny Mullen, Senior Broker at BEQUANT, says:

“As more institutional names move into the cryptocurrency market, financial technology companies are seeing more opportunities to engage with these investors. As there’s a high demand from institutional clients for more sophisticated solutions, working with ZagTrader was a key focus for us as it will allow our customers to benefit from both the quality of our traded assets as well as the most effective technology available to help deploy their strategies.”

George Zarya, CEO of BEQUANT, says:

“Crypto’s recent downturn in the market has marked a noticeable shift in how the asset is viewed. People are now thinking strategically in terms of where and when they choose to invest. That said, there’s far more trust in cryptocurrency than ever before thanks to growing regulation and increased institutional investment – which is undoubtedly the biggest growth area for the market. This partnership will allow us to further engage with the institutional investment market, providing an increased quality of service for ZagTrader’s community and improved access to the numerous crypto assets available.”

Shihab Khalil, CEO of ZagTrader, says:

“Over the years, ZagTrader focused on delivering an end-to-end regulatory compliant platform to clients in the traditional market space. As regulators become more involved in the crypto space, ZagTrader is ready to deploy with all the bells and whistles to keep the clients’ business running smoothly and the regulators satisfied. The rising interest of large institutional investment companies to become more involved in packaging new products to their investors, mixing traditional and crypto assets can be easily achieved with a few clicks using ZagTrader. Having BEQUANT as a partner, whom is deeply involved in this space, adds tremendous insight for us – especially where the industry is maturing, and regulations are being enforced. Furthermore, we are looking forward to expanding the reach and quality of transactions our clients desire with deeper liquidity and more profitable arbitrage opportunities. “


The Mauritius Government has Granted a Regulatory Sandbox License to PIRL

The licensing was announced on January 31st 2019, by the Mauritius Economical Development Board – http://www.edbmauritius.org/news-events/posts/2019/january/edb-issues-five-regulatory-sandbox-licences-to-fintech-companies-for-their-innovative-projects/

PIRL is an innovative project that continuously disrupts the space through its steady innovation and development, known for creating the first Decentralized Content Delivery Network for immutable content and the first ethash coin to integrate masternodes. In 2018 the team released PirlGuard – innovative protection system against 51% attacks. PirlGuard is now actively protecting five different blockchains. Within the announcement, Pirl was established as one of five companies to be granted a FinTech Sandbox License from the Republic of Mauritius.

In late 2018, the Financial Services Commission(FSC) of the Republic of Mauritius released a draft in regards to the regulatory framework for crypto custodian services. Only two Months later The Republic of Mauritius delivered the first batch of companies to be granted this privilege.

Setting Mauritius ahead in the list of countries with fast-paced economy, which embrace innovative technologies, taking the lead in Africa’s positive approach towards the FinTech industry.

In a press conference Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, the prime minister of the Republic of Mauritius stated:

“In revolutionising the global FinTech ecosystem through this regulatory framework for the custody of Digital Assets, my Government reiterates its commitment to accelerating the country’s move to an age of digitally-enabled economic growth.”

The granted FinTech Sandbox License will allow PIRL to expand its reach by bridging the companies decentralized multi-purpose blockchain ecosystem to traditional business services. This marks another major milestone for the self-funded project with no ICO or Pre-mine, yet easy to be called one of the most advanced blockchain infrastructures in the current cryptocurrency markets with innovative utility and purpose.

Hackers Liquidated $3.2 Million in Tokens From Cryptopia Hack

The hack, which is seemingly the first major security breach of 2019, was announced by the platform on Jan. 15. The exchange said that the hack occurred on Jan. 14. Cryptopia initially toldusers it was undergoing unscheduled maintenance, issuing several updates before officially reporting the breach.On Jan. 20, Elementus reported that as much as $16 million worth of Ethereum (ETH) and ERC20tokens were stolen. The attack continued for two weeks following the initial breach as the exchange had not regained control of its wallets. Hackers stole and additional 1,675 ETH ($175,875) from 17,000 Cryptopia wallets, with Elementus stating that, among the 17,000 affected wallets, 5,000 were emptied when the platform was first breached, but subsequently refilled.Following the Jan. 15 announcement of the hack, Cryptopia informed government agencies and authorities like the High Tech Crimes Unit and the New Zealand Police, who have reportedly opened an investigation after considering the incident a major crime.

TRX and BTT Continue to Fumble Ahead of Airdrop and Justin’s Valentines Day Surprise

In the case of Tron (TRX) and BitTorrent (BTT), the two digital assets have continued to fumble in the markets with each exhibiting significant losses in the last 24 hours. TRX is currently valued at $0.0255 and down 6.13%. BTT is currently valued at $0.000742 and down 9.24% in value.Firstly, the first BTT airdrop has been scheduled for block 6,600,000. The snapshot has been estimated to take place tomorrow, February 11th. This event had been hailed by investors and fans of both digital assets as the day to watch both cryptos do incredible gains in the crypto markets. This has not turned out to be true a few hours ahead of the airdrop. Perhaps with a new week, TRX and BTT will recover in value to the delight of investors.Mr. Finney was a software developer who received the first Bitcoin transaction from Satashi Nakamoto. In 2009, Finney announced that he had been diagnosed with  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He lost the battle with the disease in 2014.

Litecoin Is Surging, Boosting Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP And Bitcoin–Here’s Why

The litecoin price rose to $37 after falling under the psychological $30 price last month amid a bitcoin and cryptocurrency bear market that’s dragged on the sector for the last 13 months. Litecoin fell to lows of around $22 late last year as the so-called crypto winter took its toll, down some 93% from its all-time high.Litecoin’s rapid rise saw it overtake first bitcoin cash, an offshoot of the original bitcoin, and then EOS, an ethereum rival, moving into fourth place on the list of the world’s biggest cryptocurrencies by market value, according to CoinMarketCap prices.”We have started exploration towards adding privacy and fungibility to Litecoin by allowing on-chain conversion of regular LTC into a Mimblewimble variant of LTC and vice versa,” Beam wrote in a Medium post. “Upon such conversion, it will be possible to transact with Mimblewimble LTC in complete confidentiality.”Bitcoin and cryptocurrency fever gripped the world in 2017, with some major coins, including Ripple’s XRP, ethereum, and litecoin, seeing price percentage increases that far outstripped bitcoin itself.



Ethereum Foundation Weighs $15 Million Bid to Build ‘Randomness’ Tech

At the cutting edge of blockchain research is a potential $15 million dollar venture by the Ethereum Foundation centered around a technology called Verifiable Delay Functions (VDFs).Acting as a source of computer-generated randomness that is unpredictable and unbias-able, VDFs are envisioned for use in a highly-anticipated “proof-of-stake”(PoS) system called Serenity which the ethereum network will migrate to in the next few years.For now, Drake told CoinDesk that a number of essential tests will be carried out by ethereum developers before a final “go, no-go decision” is made on the incorporation of the technology into Serenity. The representative also affirmed that, at present, Filecoin is moving ahead “separately” from the Ethereum Foundation but may “potentially co-fund third party proposals for exploratory VDF research with the Ethereum Foundation” in the months ahead.But moving forward, Drake estimated that the foundation could come to a decision about whether or not to use the technology in as little as four months time.