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Wayne Konwinski 2019-05-13

Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) have raised $38.9 million with token sales in 2019, reports BitMEX Research, the analytics arm of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX.

While early IEO investors have had lots of opportunity to profit, returns have been typically poor once the tokens become tradable.

On average, the teams behind IEO tokens were found to have made just 4.4 percent of the total supply available for purchase.

The remaining tokens will be kept to fund development of related projects by selling them through cryptocurrency exchanges like Binance and Huobi.

So far, the amount raised through IEOs is comparatively small to the $12.8 billion made by Ethereum-based ICOs.

Still, BitMEX researchers calculated a total IEO market capitalization of $907.7 million (when based on disclosed total token supply and original price.)

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Jason Vest 2019-10-18
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Telegram has yielded to the US Securities and Exchange Commission over the sale of its Gram tokens, for now.

According to a court filing submitted earlier this week, Telegram has agreed to stop selling its Gram tokens.

“Telegram has agreed to stipulate that it will not make any offers, sales, or deliveries of its expected cryptocurrency, called “Grams,” in order to maintain the status quo until this Court can resolve the legal issues at the heart of the matter,” the document reads.

Telegram continues to disagree with the SEC over whether its Gram token is a security.

As such, it says the SEC shouldn’t be able to request it to produce documents about its blockchain project.

The move comes in response to the SEC’s request for Telegram to enter into a preliminary injunction which would prevent the messaging app from selling its tokens.

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Nicolas Yeager 2019-09-11
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But machines have a tougher go of it, particularly where there’s a relative dearth of labeled data.

That’s why a team of Google researchers propose VideoBERT, a self-supervised system that tackles various proxy tasks to learn temporal representations from unlabeled videos.

As the researchers explain in a paper and accompanying blog post, VideoBERT’s goal is to discover high-level audio and visual semantic features corresponding to events and actions unfolding over time.

“[S]peech tends to be temporally aligned with the visual signals [in videos], and can be extracted by using off-the-shelf automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems,” said Google researcher scientists Chen Sun and Cordelia Schmid.

“[It] thus provides a natural source of self-supervision.”

To define tasks that would lead the model to learn the key characteristics of activities, the team tapped Google’s BERT, a natural language AI system designed to model relationships among sentences.

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Donald Herrera 2019-08-18
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Over the last year, the concept of “security tokens”— digitized forms of financial securities such as bonds, shares, and real estate titles that are represented on a blockchain or distributed ledger — has started to gain traction.

Security token proponents claim this innovation is nothing short of a “financial revolution.” They say security tokens have the potential to reduce friction in asset issuance and trading, securitize “intangibles” like intellectual property rights, and enable issuers to tap into hard-to-access liquidity around the world.

In reality, despite their potential, security tokens face substantial challenges, especially when it comes to liquidity, immature infrastructure, and murky regulatory waters.

Most fundraising came directly from global investors without the traditional investment banker middlemen.

Security tokens also have a liquidity advantage, as the barriers for buyers to participate in the market are lower.

Comparatively, many financial instruments today suffer from low liquidity because they are limited by geography or siloed markets.

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Brandon Gaither 2019-10-18
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With the New Light update, character levels are now gone completely.

Instead, you now only need to focus on raising your power level.

Completing adventures and patrols earns, clearing challenges, finding supply caches (treasure chests randomly scattered around on planets), clearing out Lost Sectors (hidden tunnels full of bad guys with a special loot box that can only be opened if you kill the big enemy with the yellow health bar at the end), and taking down high-value targets around various planets (tough enemies with yellow health bars that sometimes appear wandering the wilderness).

Take these to the Gunsmith at the Tower to increase your reputation with him.

That can help you get all of their power levels to about the same place, which will mean that instead of doing five milestones per week, you can do 10 or even 15, and then pool your characters’ resources together.

While every piece of gear you receive prior to hitting the soft cap will help you grow, only specific activities and methods will get you gear above your current power level.

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Walter Winkel 2019-10-18
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Nexo, the blockchain’s leading regulated financial institution, is pleased to announce that it is further enhancing its collaboration with the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

As a direct result, the trading of NEXO on Binance DEX starts today, October 18, 2019:

This press release features multimedia.

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191018005360/en/

The NEXO Token Holders can now enjoy all the benefits which have turned Binance into the industry’s favorite cryptocurrency exchange – liquidity, cutting-edge trading solutions, dedicated focus on security and decentralization.

In line with the community-led approaches of Nexo and Binance, the Binance DEX listing brings a number of benefits for the crypto ecosystem.

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Debra Simonds 2019-04-02

WordPress said it’s fixed a bug in its iOS app that inadvertently exposed account tokens to third-party sites.

In an email to customers seen by TechCrunch, the content management giant said it “uncovered an issue with the WordPress iOS application with how it handles security credentials.” The company has disconnected affected accounts from the app “as a precaution.”

Although no usernames and passwords were involved, the app in some cases inadvertently sent sensitive account tokens to third-parties.

These account tokens are small bits of code that allow you to stay logged into an app or service without having to enter your password every time.

But if leaked or stolen, an account token can give anyone access to your account without needing your password.

After reaching out to Automattic, the company’s parent, we’ve gained some additional clarity.

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James Taylor 2019-07-02
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eToroX, the specialized blockchain division of social trading platform eToro, has announced the launch of the first five of 120 ERC-20 tokens that will be added to its on-chain wallet.

ERC-20 tokens are designed and used solely on the Ethereum ETH platform and can be shared, exchanged for other tokens, or transferred to a cryptocurrency wallet.

The new tokens include two eToro stablecoins: eToro EuroX (EURX) and eToro US DollarX (USDX).

They also feature three crypto assets: Maker (MKR), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and OmiseGO (OMG).

“Adding 120 ERC-20 tokens to the eToro wallet is further evidence of our belief that one day all investable assets will be tokenized,” said Doro Rosenblum, managing director of eToroX.

“One of the main barriers to mass adoption of crypto assets is lack of access.

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Developcoins Team 2019-04-16
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So, here may we present you the difference between Fungible Tokens vs Non-Fungible Tokens and it’s benefits!

The potential of blockchain technology is much more than digital assets like cryptocurrencies.

Imagine having your company issued on the blockchain as a digital data that is known by all authorities around the world — no need to translate, validate, verify it.

This makes fungibility completely essential to the concept of currency, whether they be crypto or otherwise.

If you send someone 1 Bitcoin, Ether or Zcash, and get one back, you wouldn’t notice any difference.

ERC-721 gives a token a standard set of attributes and functions through the use of a smart contract, which must be met to be managed, owned, and traded.

https://www.developcoins.com/fungible-tokens-vs-non-fungible-tokens

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Robert Woodward 2019-04-25
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Samsung is reportedly looking to develop its own proprietary blockchain network as well as its own token some time in the future.

According to an exclusive CoinDesk Korea report, which cited a person “familiar with Samsung’s internal situation,” the South Korean electronics giant’s blockchain task force is building an Ethereum-based blockchain mainnet.

To manage expectations, though, the development is said to be at the “internal experimental” stage, which means we’ll likely have to wait to see a solution out in the wild.

“Currently, we are thinking of a private blockchain, though this is not yet confirmed.

It could also be a public blockchain in the future, but I think it will be a hybrid – that is, a combination of public and private blockchains,” the source said.

Additionally, the source went on to say that although the markets expected ‘Samsung Coin’ to be launched, the specifics had not yet been decided.

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Marcel Carroll 2019-06-05

In a turn everyone should’ve seen coming, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing messaging app Kik for its initial coin offering (ICO).

In court documents released yesterday, the SEC outlined that Kik’s sale of one trillion “Kin” tokens was not registered with the SEC.

As such, the SEC claims it is an “illegal securities offering of digital tokens.”

From May to September 2017, Kik sold its digital tokens to over 10,000 investors all over the world and raised around “$100 million in US dollars and digital assets,” the document reads.

“Kik had lost money for years on its sole product, an online messaging application, and the company’s management predicted internally that it would run out of money in 2017,” the SEC said in an accompanying statement.

“The complaint further alleges that Kik marketed the Kin tokens as an investment opportunity,” the statement continues.

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Developcoins Team 2019-04-11
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Tron (TRX) is an Immutable blockchain platform for decentralized applications (Dapps).

Technically - TRC-10 is a technical token standard supported by the TRON blockchain natively.

This is because they are extremely easy to create on its own blockchain

Even if you have no coding knowledge like C, C++ & Java, etc…

Another Interesting reason is, TRC10 a favorite ICO token is it's free in many cases, only costing bandwidth making it a perfect initial token to gauge the interest of the investment community.

TRC10 is already used in high profile projects like BitTorrent Token (BTT), which allows faster downloads on BitTorrent, the largest decentralized file sharing protocol with over 100 million users.

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Manuel Darcangelo 2019-11-04
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A new specification to allow businesses to create blockchain-based tokens for international trade and finance has been published – and businesses have already tested digital money based on it for cross border payments and settlement.

The Token Taxonomy Framework v1.0 (TTF) was developed by more than two dozen businesses and overseen by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA).

“In practical terms, a business user or consortium can select a base type of token and choose from contributed lists of behaviors and properties and assign them to the token, just as you might drag and drop icons on a screen," said Marley Gray, Microsoft's principal architect for Azure blockchain engineering and a member of the EEA's board of directors.

"The framework enables a business person to create a token visually using a design tool without writing any code whatsoever and allows them to tell developers, ‘I want one of these."

Creators of the specification said the digital currency is different from Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, whose launch could be hampered by intense regulatory oversight in the U.S. and Europe.

Seven of the founding members of the Libra Association, Facebook's non-profit governing council for its planned cryptocurrency, have jumped ship amid increasing regulatory scrutiny.

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Daniel Martin 2019-05-29
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“We also notified law enforcement.”

The news aggregator and online magazine platform Flipboard is warning its users that it has been hacked and a “subset” of users’ details likely stolen, forcing it to reset its entire userbase’s passwords.

Founded and based in California, the news and magazine aggregator has been in operation since 2010.

The damage appears to have been limited, as Flipboard doesn’t gather user data beyond a name and username.

Passwords were encrypted and salted.

The Flipboard hack was first identified by its engineering team on April 23.

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Troy Jones 2019-06-11
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The tokens from messaging app Telegram’s initial coin offering (ICO) are being offered for public sale.

But tread carefully, it’s not as simple as it sounds.

Asia’s biggest holder of Telegram’s Gram tokens, Gram Asia, will be running the sale through online cryptocurrency trading platform Liquid.com, an announcement reads.

The sale is scheduled to take place on July 10, 2019.

Before you start getting excited about finally getting the opportunity to own some Gram, there are a couple of caveats.

This sale seemingly holds no relationship with the token’s original issuer.

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Henry Booker 2019-06-10
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Telegram, the most hyped ICO in the history of ICOs, is finally making its tokens available to retail investors through a limited listing that will precede a full sale later this year — but there are a lot of catches.

The listing saw unprecedented demand despite a project which, some industry critics argued, recycled old ideas and proposed unmeetable goals.

Now its Gram token will go on sale to regular crypto buyers for the first time next month through a listing on crypto exchange Liquid on July 10.

Instead, it has agreed to list an undisclosed number of tokens held by Gram Asia, an organization headquartered in Korea that claims to be the largest holder of Grams in Asia.

Indeed, the press release announcing the deal includes no contribution from Telegram — there is, for example, no quote from its reclusive CEO Pavel Durov — and it sources two media reports to claim that Telegram’s beta program on its testnet is apparently working as planned.

Kayamori said that TON is on track to make a full launch as early as October and that this partial listing from Gram Asia is part of that overall strategy.

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Wayne Konwinski 2019-05-13

Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) have raised $38.9 million with token sales in 2019, reports BitMEX Research, the analytics arm of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX.

While early IEO investors have had lots of opportunity to profit, returns have been typically poor once the tokens become tradable.

On average, the teams behind IEO tokens were found to have made just 4.4 percent of the total supply available for purchase.

The remaining tokens will be kept to fund development of related projects by selling them through cryptocurrency exchanges like Binance and Huobi.

So far, the amount raised through IEOs is comparatively small to the $12.8 billion made by Ethereum-based ICOs.

Still, BitMEX researchers calculated a total IEO market capitalization of $907.7 million (when based on disclosed total token supply and original price.)

Nicolas Yeager 2019-09-11
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But machines have a tougher go of it, particularly where there’s a relative dearth of labeled data.

That’s why a team of Google researchers propose VideoBERT, a self-supervised system that tackles various proxy tasks to learn temporal representations from unlabeled videos.

As the researchers explain in a paper and accompanying blog post, VideoBERT’s goal is to discover high-level audio and visual semantic features corresponding to events and actions unfolding over time.

“[S]peech tends to be temporally aligned with the visual signals [in videos], and can be extracted by using off-the-shelf automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems,” said Google researcher scientists Chen Sun and Cordelia Schmid.

“[It] thus provides a natural source of self-supervision.”

To define tasks that would lead the model to learn the key characteristics of activities, the team tapped Google’s BERT, a natural language AI system designed to model relationships among sentences.

Brandon Gaither 2019-10-18
img

With the New Light update, character levels are now gone completely.

Instead, you now only need to focus on raising your power level.

Completing adventures and patrols earns, clearing challenges, finding supply caches (treasure chests randomly scattered around on planets), clearing out Lost Sectors (hidden tunnels full of bad guys with a special loot box that can only be opened if you kill the big enemy with the yellow health bar at the end), and taking down high-value targets around various planets (tough enemies with yellow health bars that sometimes appear wandering the wilderness).

Take these to the Gunsmith at the Tower to increase your reputation with him.

That can help you get all of their power levels to about the same place, which will mean that instead of doing five milestones per week, you can do 10 or even 15, and then pool your characters’ resources together.

While every piece of gear you receive prior to hitting the soft cap will help you grow, only specific activities and methods will get you gear above your current power level.

Debra Simonds 2019-04-02

WordPress said it’s fixed a bug in its iOS app that inadvertently exposed account tokens to third-party sites.

In an email to customers seen by TechCrunch, the content management giant said it “uncovered an issue with the WordPress iOS application with how it handles security credentials.” The company has disconnected affected accounts from the app “as a precaution.”

Although no usernames and passwords were involved, the app in some cases inadvertently sent sensitive account tokens to third-parties.

These account tokens are small bits of code that allow you to stay logged into an app or service without having to enter your password every time.

But if leaked or stolen, an account token can give anyone access to your account without needing your password.

After reaching out to Automattic, the company’s parent, we’ve gained some additional clarity.

Developcoins Team 2019-04-16
img

So, here may we present you the difference between Fungible Tokens vs Non-Fungible Tokens and it’s benefits!

The potential of blockchain technology is much more than digital assets like cryptocurrencies.

Imagine having your company issued on the blockchain as a digital data that is known by all authorities around the world — no need to translate, validate, verify it.

This makes fungibility completely essential to the concept of currency, whether they be crypto or otherwise.

If you send someone 1 Bitcoin, Ether or Zcash, and get one back, you wouldn’t notice any difference.

ERC-721 gives a token a standard set of attributes and functions through the use of a smart contract, which must be met to be managed, owned, and traded.

https://www.developcoins.com/fungible-tokens-vs-non-fungible-tokens

Marcel Carroll 2019-06-05

In a turn everyone should’ve seen coming, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing messaging app Kik for its initial coin offering (ICO).

In court documents released yesterday, the SEC outlined that Kik’s sale of one trillion “Kin” tokens was not registered with the SEC.

As such, the SEC claims it is an “illegal securities offering of digital tokens.”

From May to September 2017, Kik sold its digital tokens to over 10,000 investors all over the world and raised around “$100 million in US dollars and digital assets,” the document reads.

“Kik had lost money for years on its sole product, an online messaging application, and the company’s management predicted internally that it would run out of money in 2017,” the SEC said in an accompanying statement.

“The complaint further alleges that Kik marketed the Kin tokens as an investment opportunity,” the statement continues.

Manuel Darcangelo 2019-11-04
img

A new specification to allow businesses to create blockchain-based tokens for international trade and finance has been published – and businesses have already tested digital money based on it for cross border payments and settlement.

The Token Taxonomy Framework v1.0 (TTF) was developed by more than two dozen businesses and overseen by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA).

“In practical terms, a business user or consortium can select a base type of token and choose from contributed lists of behaviors and properties and assign them to the token, just as you might drag and drop icons on a screen," said Marley Gray, Microsoft's principal architect for Azure blockchain engineering and a member of the EEA's board of directors.

"The framework enables a business person to create a token visually using a design tool without writing any code whatsoever and allows them to tell developers, ‘I want one of these."

Creators of the specification said the digital currency is different from Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, whose launch could be hampered by intense regulatory oversight in the U.S. and Europe.

Seven of the founding members of the Libra Association, Facebook's non-profit governing council for its planned cryptocurrency, have jumped ship amid increasing regulatory scrutiny.

Troy Jones 2019-06-11
img

The tokens from messaging app Telegram’s initial coin offering (ICO) are being offered for public sale.

But tread carefully, it’s not as simple as it sounds.

Asia’s biggest holder of Telegram’s Gram tokens, Gram Asia, will be running the sale through online cryptocurrency trading platform Liquid.com, an announcement reads.

The sale is scheduled to take place on July 10, 2019.

Before you start getting excited about finally getting the opportunity to own some Gram, there are a couple of caveats.

This sale seemingly holds no relationship with the token’s original issuer.

Jason Vest 2019-10-18
img

Telegram has yielded to the US Securities and Exchange Commission over the sale of its Gram tokens, for now.

According to a court filing submitted earlier this week, Telegram has agreed to stop selling its Gram tokens.

“Telegram has agreed to stipulate that it will not make any offers, sales, or deliveries of its expected cryptocurrency, called “Grams,” in order to maintain the status quo until this Court can resolve the legal issues at the heart of the matter,” the document reads.

Telegram continues to disagree with the SEC over whether its Gram token is a security.

As such, it says the SEC shouldn’t be able to request it to produce documents about its blockchain project.

The move comes in response to the SEC’s request for Telegram to enter into a preliminary injunction which would prevent the messaging app from selling its tokens.

Donald Herrera 2019-08-18
img

Over the last year, the concept of “security tokens”— digitized forms of financial securities such as bonds, shares, and real estate titles that are represented on a blockchain or distributed ledger — has started to gain traction.

Security token proponents claim this innovation is nothing short of a “financial revolution.” They say security tokens have the potential to reduce friction in asset issuance and trading, securitize “intangibles” like intellectual property rights, and enable issuers to tap into hard-to-access liquidity around the world.

In reality, despite their potential, security tokens face substantial challenges, especially when it comes to liquidity, immature infrastructure, and murky regulatory waters.

Most fundraising came directly from global investors without the traditional investment banker middlemen.

Security tokens also have a liquidity advantage, as the barriers for buyers to participate in the market are lower.

Comparatively, many financial instruments today suffer from low liquidity because they are limited by geography or siloed markets.

Walter Winkel 2019-10-18
img

Nexo, the blockchain’s leading regulated financial institution, is pleased to announce that it is further enhancing its collaboration with the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

As a direct result, the trading of NEXO on Binance DEX starts today, October 18, 2019:

This press release features multimedia.

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191018005360/en/

The NEXO Token Holders can now enjoy all the benefits which have turned Binance into the industry’s favorite cryptocurrency exchange – liquidity, cutting-edge trading solutions, dedicated focus on security and decentralization.

In line with the community-led approaches of Nexo and Binance, the Binance DEX listing brings a number of benefits for the crypto ecosystem.

James Taylor 2019-07-02
img

eToroX, the specialized blockchain division of social trading platform eToro, has announced the launch of the first five of 120 ERC-20 tokens that will be added to its on-chain wallet.

ERC-20 tokens are designed and used solely on the Ethereum ETH platform and can be shared, exchanged for other tokens, or transferred to a cryptocurrency wallet.

The new tokens include two eToro stablecoins: eToro EuroX (EURX) and eToro US DollarX (USDX).

They also feature three crypto assets: Maker (MKR), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and OmiseGO (OMG).

“Adding 120 ERC-20 tokens to the eToro wallet is further evidence of our belief that one day all investable assets will be tokenized,” said Doro Rosenblum, managing director of eToroX.

“One of the main barriers to mass adoption of crypto assets is lack of access.

Robert Woodward 2019-04-25
img

Samsung is reportedly looking to develop its own proprietary blockchain network as well as its own token some time in the future.

According to an exclusive CoinDesk Korea report, which cited a person “familiar with Samsung’s internal situation,” the South Korean electronics giant’s blockchain task force is building an Ethereum-based blockchain mainnet.

To manage expectations, though, the development is said to be at the “internal experimental” stage, which means we’ll likely have to wait to see a solution out in the wild.

“Currently, we are thinking of a private blockchain, though this is not yet confirmed.

It could also be a public blockchain in the future, but I think it will be a hybrid – that is, a combination of public and private blockchains,” the source said.

Additionally, the source went on to say that although the markets expected ‘Samsung Coin’ to be launched, the specifics had not yet been decided.

Developcoins Team 2019-04-11
img

Tron (TRX) is an Immutable blockchain platform for decentralized applications (Dapps).

Technically - TRC-10 is a technical token standard supported by the TRON blockchain natively.

This is because they are extremely easy to create on its own blockchain

Even if you have no coding knowledge like C, C++ & Java, etc…

Another Interesting reason is, TRC10 a favorite ICO token is it's free in many cases, only costing bandwidth making it a perfect initial token to gauge the interest of the investment community.

TRC10 is already used in high profile projects like BitTorrent Token (BTT), which allows faster downloads on BitTorrent, the largest decentralized file sharing protocol with over 100 million users.

Daniel Martin 2019-05-29
img

“We also notified law enforcement.”

The news aggregator and online magazine platform Flipboard is warning its users that it has been hacked and a “subset” of users’ details likely stolen, forcing it to reset its entire userbase’s passwords.

Founded and based in California, the news and magazine aggregator has been in operation since 2010.

The damage appears to have been limited, as Flipboard doesn’t gather user data beyond a name and username.

Passwords were encrypted and salted.

The Flipboard hack was first identified by its engineering team on April 23.

Henry Booker 2019-06-10
img

Telegram, the most hyped ICO in the history of ICOs, is finally making its tokens available to retail investors through a limited listing that will precede a full sale later this year — but there are a lot of catches.

The listing saw unprecedented demand despite a project which, some industry critics argued, recycled old ideas and proposed unmeetable goals.

Now its Gram token will go on sale to regular crypto buyers for the first time next month through a listing on crypto exchange Liquid on July 10.

Instead, it has agreed to list an undisclosed number of tokens held by Gram Asia, an organization headquartered in Korea that claims to be the largest holder of Grams in Asia.

Indeed, the press release announcing the deal includes no contribution from Telegram — there is, for example, no quote from its reclusive CEO Pavel Durov — and it sources two media reports to claim that Telegram’s beta program on its testnet is apparently working as planned.

Kayamori said that TON is on track to make a full launch as early as October and that this partial listing from Gram Asia is part of that overall strategy.