VSYS is Officially Listed on Huobi Global 24425

Huobi Global

V SYSTEMS, a blockchain database project created by Sunny King, the inventor of Proof of Stake (PoS), announced today that its native cryptocurrency VSYS Coin has won the Huobi FastTrack voting with a total of 38,456,859 HT votes and is now officially listed on Huobi Global. This signifies that its cutting edge technical development and growing ecosystem are well-recognized by industry validators.

The V SYSTEMS mainnet and supernodes went live in November last year. Since the beginning of 2019, VSYS Coin has been listed on more than 10 major exchanges, including Bitfinex and ZB, and it will continue to grow its global market through listing on more topnotch exchanges worldwide. VSYS has recently reached a market cap of US $450 million and entered the top 30 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap.

“Huobi has built a remarkable exchange that serves a large global market of digital asset traders. We’re thrilled that its users will now have access to VSYS Coins and will be able to participate in our blockchain ecosystem through the pioneering cold minting technology,” said V SYSTEMS CEO Alex Yang. With Huobi Pool’s integrated minting and trading services, its users can easily take part in VSYS Coin minting and earn minting rewards directly in Huobi Wallet.

Putting its main focus on decentralized finance (DeFi), V SYSTEMS has already invested in more than 15 international development teams to incubate different DeFi projects on the blockchain. With the upcoming release of smart contract, an array of partnerships and projects powered by V SYSTEMS will gradually shore up the ecosystem. Its first application – Tachyon, an X-VPN-based version of decentralized internet protocol will be announced soon. X-VPN is one of the world’s largest VPN service providers and one of the world’s top 20 mobile apps for Apple and Google, with 50 million global users.

Previous ArticleNext Article

Bitcoin Association to partner with Saxion University on Bitcoin SV massive open online courses 6175

Bitcoin Association, the global industry organisation that works to advance business with the Bitcoin SV blockchain, today announces that it has entered into a partnership with Saxion University of Applied Sciences to produce a Bitcoin SV-focused massive open online course (MOOC) This will be the first of an anticipated series of four MOOCs designed to educate about the immense power of Bitcoin’s protocol and how to build applications on the Bitcoin SV blockchain.

The MOOCs, including all assessments, will be offered free of charge, with the first course expected set to be launched in early-2021. The MOOCs will follow a progressive curriculum, beginning first with a Bitcoin Basic Course for decision makers, before moving into further, more technically advanced Bitcoin development courses. While offered by Saxion University, the courses will be available to anyone, from anywhere in the world, on demand at any time. At the end of each online course, participants will be able to take an assessment test to demonstrate their proficiency.

Saxion University has been a leader in the development of blockchain education and research programmes in the Netherlands. In 2019, Saxion established the country’s first blockchain professorship, appointing Dr. Jan Veuger as Professor of Blockchain at Saxion University of Applied Sciences and the leading professor of the newly founded Saxion Blockchain Institute.

The partnership with Saxion University is the latest in a series of Bitcoin SV education initiatives to be announced by Bitcoin Association. Last year, the Association announced its sponsorship of the Cambridge University Metanet Society, which is focused on educating students about Bitcoin SV’s ability to power a new Internet. This year, the Association announced partnerships with two online software development communities – CSDN, the largest IT and software development community in China, with 31 million users; and WeAreDevelopers, a major European development community. In 2020, Bitcoin Association has hosted a pair of Bitcoin SV DevCons – two-day virtual developer conferences, each attracting thousands of participants– to complement a growing online repository of developer resources and programming, including a new Bitcoin SV Wiki to correct misconceptions about Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Association also offers developers the opportunity to put their skills into practice with Bitcoin SV Hackathons, multi-day coding competitions for major cash prizes. The final of the 3rd Hackathon is set to be contested at CoinGeek Live September 30 – October 2 with USD $100K in BSV at stake.

White Star Capital Announces the First Close of its $30M Digital Asset Fund 7733

White Star Capital, a global multi-stage technology venture capital investment platform, today announced the first close of its new $30M Digital Asset Fund. The new fund will invest in crypto-networks and blockchain-enabled businesses at each layer of the tech stack including protocols, infrastructure and applications. The Digital Asset Fund will deploy between $500,000 and $2.0 million in initial investments into 15-20 companies with a core focus in Europe and North America. The team will take a research-driven approach to maximize returns through early access in both equity and tokens. To date, the fund has made two investments: dfuse, a blockchain API company that helps developers build performant applications by organizing the world’s decentralized data; and Multis, a Y Combinator backed company, which offers “crypto-first” business banking accounts with an aspiration to bridge the gap between Decentralized and Legacy Finance.

The Digital Asset Fund marks White Star Capital’s first specialty fund and will be run by New York based General Partner Sep Alavi and supported by Principals Thomas Klocanas in New York and Sanjay Zimmerman in Toronto. The fund will also benefit from White Star Capital’s extended team in London and Paris, as well as a network of venture partners in Tokyo, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Switzerland.

As an early-stage investor since 2013, Sep has been investing in crypto assets and involved with blockchain companies for the past five years. Previous to joining White Star Capital, he spent 12 years working in capital markets in Paris, Chicago and New York City. Thomas, started his career as a research analyst in the fintech and financial sector at Barclays in London before spending two years at Consensys in New York and consulting for various blockchain projects such as Coinhouse and Blockstack. He joined White Star Capital eighteen months ago. Sanjay joined White Star Capital in Montreal in 2017 and was recently promoted to Principal after completing his MBA at INSEAD in Singapore, Philadelphia and Fontainebleau.

“Digital Assets are gaining adoption, and venture valuations and token round distributions have rationalized, which is an attractive entry point,” said Sep Alavi. “Incumbents are rapidly entering the space and embracing the next wave of innovation. At WSC Digital Asset, we are looking to partner with the next generation of startups building global networks and frictionless business models. We are actively interested in investing in crypto protocols, infrastructure and middleware, privacy, financial, gaming, and social use cases”

While regulation continues to evolve pragmatically and positively around the sector, enterprise and institutional giants like Fidelity, JP Morgan, Facebook, Walmart and Square are embracing blockchain technology at an accelerating pace and this is just the beginning. According to a report by Andreesen Horowitz, startup and developer activity in the space have been growing 53.9% and 74.4% CAGR since 2010.

“White Star Capital’s international footprint and network, as well as our team’s blockchain expertise position us well to make an impact in the digital asset sector,” said Eric Martineau-Fortin, Founder and Managing Partner of White Star Capital. “Our platform and network will give us access to exceptional deal flow from various companies across blockchain use cases.”

TADS Awards – The World’s First Annual International Awards for Tokenized Assets & Digitized Securities Launched in Hong Kong 9013

TADS Awards (which stands for “Tokenized Assets & Digitized Securities Awards”) is the world’s first annual international award for the asset tokenization and digital securities sectors. It celebrates these industries by recognizing and honoring significant contributions and distinguished achievements worldwide. Hosted annually, TADS Awards gathers together individuals and businesses to share the energy that tokenization brings to the financial markets around the world — https://tadsawards.org/.

The World Economic Forum forecasts that by 2027, 10% of the world’s GDP will be tokenized — with an estimated market capitalization of US$24 trillion. TADS Awards nurtures the growth of TADS industries by jointly establishing “best practices” and setting “measuring standards” for high-quality tokenized assets and digitized securities through close collaboration with other industry leaders on the global market.

“TADS Awards creates important recognition for best of breed ideas and solutions in emerging technologies like Blockchain and Digital Assets. Such a platform not only aids in creating awareness, but also fosters a healthy competitive spirit that is vital for progress and growth of the industry imperatives,” said Nitin Gaur, Director of IBM Financial Sciences and Digital Assets at IBM.

“Tokenization is a futuristic business model, providing a platform for key information exchange, empowering sustainable growth and operational efficiency through digitized and FinTech based incentives,” commented Peter Koo, APAC leader of IT & Specialized Assurance, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Martin Sabine, Chairman of Somerley Capital said, “The TADS Awards recognizes pacesetters in a breakthrough area of activity which Somerley believes has the potential to disrupt and enhance the provision of financial services.”

“Asset tokenization is not the future, but the present. It is happening in front of our eyes. As our industry emerges as a whole, it is important to recognize outstanding projects and the pioneers behind them, who are paving the way for a more accessible, efficient and transparent financial future,” reflected Emi Lorincz, Board Member of the Crypto Valley Association.

“As the digital technology flagship of Hong Kong and home to the largest FinTech community with over 360 FinTech companies, we are committed to strengthening Hong Kong’s international finance center position under the digital economy era,” said Peter Yan, Chief Executive Office of Hong Kong Cyberport. He further added, “TADS Awards is a strong impetus in recognizing innovative and impactful solutions in the digital asset area. We look forward to seeing winning solutions under TADS Awards being brought to a new stage of development.”

“Asset tokenization is reinventing capital markets. Digitization of securities can facilitate cross border investment and allow investors to access valuable and unique investment opportunities worldwide. Enterprises are able to access global liquidity at a fractional cost, as  compared to the conventional financial market,” said Mr. Chan Heng Fai, Executive Chairman of American Pacific Bank.

Huobi Perpetual Swaps Joins DeFi Yield Farming Campaign with $200,000 Reward 13255

To celebrate the seventh anniversary of Huobi, Huobi Futures has launched a DeFi Yield Farming campaign with $200,000 reward to premium users on September 21.  The campaign starts at 16:00 UTC on September 21 and ends at 15:59:59 UTC on October 1.

Huobi perpetual swaps supports the following DeFi assets UNI, LINK, YFII, SUSHI, DOT, YFI and ADA for this campaign. Except for ADA and DOT, the remaining five are all DeFi tokens. So far, Huobi has 61 widely-accepted tokens in its swaps suite including 28 DeFi tokens, becoming the crypto platform that offers the most coin-margined swaps globally.

Campaign Rules: Whilst the daily cumulative Maker amount exceeds $1,000 on the designated assets – UNI, LINK, YFII, SUSHI, DOT, YFI and ADA, the prize pool will be divided according to the portion of the users’ cumulative Maker amount. It means the larger the Maker amount is, the more reward the user will receive.

1. The yield farming campaign will start at 16:00 UTC on September 21 and ends at 15:59:59 UTC on October 1;

2. Sub-accounts cannot participate in the campaign as independent accounts; sub-account transactions will be merged into their main accounts; Huobi App will not display yield farming rewards of sub-accounts.

3. Users can check their rewards at Huobi APP.

4. Rewards will be allocated in equivalent value of tokens. The number of tokens issued will be calculated based on the closing price of the day; Yield farming rewards below 1USD will not be issued.

5. Reward will be calculated to 6 decimal places for YFI, 5 decimal places for YFII, 2 decimal places for DOT, LINK, SUSHI, UNI and ADA. The exceedances will be truncated.

6. Rewards will be allocated to the user’s perpetual swaps account in the following day.  Pay attention to the SMS and Email notifications.

7. The final interpretation right of this campaign belongs to Huobi Futures.

Core Scientific Named Bitmain’s Cooperative Repair Center in North America 13602

Core Scientific, the largest digital asset mining operation in North America, announced it has partnered with Bitmaintech Pte. Ltd (“Bitmain”), the industry-leading cryptocurrency mining equipment manufacturer, to become Bitmain’s cooperative repair center in North America. This partnership means that Core Scientific, led by the former COO of Microsoft, Kevin Turner, is the only cooperative North American repair center servicing and repairing Bitmain’s machines using original parts, materially reducing the downtime typically involved with sending machines to China for repair.

Over the past year, the digital asset mining industry in the United States has witnessed an uptick in activity with bitcoin hash rate increasing by 78% between September 2019 and April 2020, placing the U.S. just behind mining leader, China. As more mining equipment from Asia is imported to respond to rising institutional demand, miners require closer access to trained experts who can promptly diagnose problems and repair equipment with original parts to maintain competitive hashrates. Having a dedicated repair center within close proximity to miners will allow North American miners to remain hashrate competitive and profitable.

“Having a repair center close to miners in the United States is key to improving efficiency when it comes to repairing mining rigs,” said Kevin Turner, CEO of Core Scientific. “By eliminating the substantial economic and opportunity costs associated with sending equipment back to Asia to be fixed, we can help Bitmain – and the mining industry as a whole – continue to grow. Our skilled in-house engineering team is primed and ready, and will now have access to original replacement components to ensure units stay in warranty.”

As Bitmain’s cooperative repair center, Core Scientific will be able to perform repairs for any customer whose Antminer warranties have expired. Repairs will be completed by engineers who have attained Bitmain’s Ant Training Academy certification.

“Mining rigs run continuously all day, every day. It is inevitable that machines will require maintenance and repairs will need to be performed,” said Irene Gao, Antminer Sales Director of NCSA Region, Bitmain. “By opening a cooperative repair center stateside with a trusted partner, Core Scientific is helping Bitmain serve our customers and vice versa. We have enjoyed working together over the past three years and this latest partnership serves to support that.”

This announcement marks another important step in the relationship between Core Scientific and Bitmain. Most recently, Core Scientific expanded its inventory of machines by facilitating a record purchase of nearly 18,000 units of Bitmain bitcoin mining machines. Earlier this year, Core Scientific also launched the first Ant Training Academy outside of China which allows more North America-based participants to access Bitmain’s digital miner maintenance training and accreditation service.

KuCoin Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with New Spotlight, KuChain Updates and Porsche 911 Giveaway 11673

KuCoin

On September 5, 2020, at the Global Blockchain and Crypto Finance Summit, Johnny Lyu, KuCoin Global CEO, announced in his keynote speech that the 3rd anniversary celebration of KuCoin officially started. During the 3rd anniversary celebration, KuCoin will launch a series of campaigns with very exciting prizes, including a Porsche 911, iPhone, KuCoin merchandise, token rewards and more!

In addition, KuCoin’s 8th Spotlight project, the Velo Protocol, will be launched during the 3rd anniversary celebration. Velo is an open financial protocol that aims to build a decentralized settlement network that allows partners to safely and securely transfer value between each other in a timely and transparent way. Supported by dozens of leading Asian corporate groups, like Lightnet, UOB Ventures, Seven Bank, and HashKey Capital, Velo is expected to become the first blockchain project that brings DeFi to the masses. This Spotlight token sale will be taken in a lottery format. Users can obtain tickets in various ways, including holding KCS and participating in Kratos (KTS) Lockdrop and 3rd anniversary campaigns. The lottery results will be announced on September 15.

Additionally, the KuChain testnet Kratos (KTS) will conduct its initial token distribution during the 3rd anniversary celebration. KuChain and Kratos are public chains that are oriented to the needs in the DeFi field, and they provide even more stable underlying environments for decentralized applications, including DeFi and DEX. KTS token distribution will be conducted with LockDrop. For more information about the KTS, please stay tuned to KuCoin official announcement.

Johnny Lyu, KuCoin Global CEO, stated: “The 3rd anniversary is a major milestone for KuCoin. We have grown from a 7-person team into a global enterprise that employs over 300. From serving a few countries in Asia, we now have 6 million users in 207 countries and regions all around the world.

This 3rd anniversary is also a new beginning for KuCoin. We have always been committed to becoming the most trusted fin-tech brand in the world, providing all users equal opportunities to participate in crypto financial activities. The mass adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency still has a long path to travel. As The People’s Exchange, we will continue to provide users with better products through technological innovations.”

From a crypto-to-crypto trading platform, KuCoin has gradually enriched its product line and successfully launched Spotlight, KuCoin Futures, Pool-X, KuChain, and more. Up until now, KuCoin has achieved $80 billion in accumulated trading volume and proceeded with 670 million transactions.

In addition, KuCoin has always been known for being adept at discovering “hidden gems” in the crypto world. It has listed more than 250 high-quality blockchain projects, supporting about 450 trading pairs. Looking at the recent popularity of DeFi, KuCoin has supported popular DeFi projects like AMPL, AKRO, DIA, and COMP in the very early stage. Meanwhile, KuCoin has also launched its own DeFi Trading Board to lower the barriers for users to invest in DeFi.

KuCoin’s steady development has also been recognized by the capital market. In November 2018, KuCoin completed a $20 million Series A financing from IDG Capital and Matrix Partners. These funds will also help KuCoin continue improving its platform stability, safety, and ease of use, culminating in greater value for its users.