Brexit Britain’s Brave Stand Against Bitcoin 2506

Crypto needs a leash, but it’s laughable to think that the City of London can hold it on its own. It’s good to see politicians belatedly waking up to the risk of crypto-currencies. British lawmakers are banging the drum for the regulation of Bitcoin, Ethereum and their brethren in order to protect consumers. It may be too late for all those unfortunates who got burned this year, but it’s still a better look than George Osborne eagerly using a Bitcoin ATM back in 2014.

Yet there’s little to suggest Brexit Britain will have the financial muscle or diplomatic clout to do much beyond grab at low-hanging fruit when it comes to digital cash. The fight against money-laundering and financial crime needs serious funding and regional co-operation, both of which will be hampered by an exit from the EU.

Indeed, any international push to properly regulate the crypto-cowboys would be laudable. The possibility of fraud and market manipulation is absurdly high. There has been $2.3 billion in exchange hacks and scams over the past seven years, according to research firm Crypto Aware. There’s also the billions channeled through money-laundering and white-collar crime. Unsophisticated retail investors are a prized target. Plus there’s the problem of the size of digital currency markets. While it is tiny relative to traditional currencies today, crypto has the potential to destabilize the financial system tomorrow.

The dream for governments is a clear regulatory framework that would somehow keep all the good stuff that blockchain technology is promising to generate – jobs, taxes, output – while safely shunning all the nefarious activity that we know Bitcoin and its ilk allows for.

The U.K. Treasury Select Committee calls for the country’s Financial Conduct Authority to be given legal powers to protect consumers and maintain market integrity with regards to Initial Coin Offerings and crypto-currency exchanges. It calls for anti-money laundering regulation. The committee’s rosy view is that this would let the City of London become a global digital currency center.

But how is the FCA meant to achieve this without more money? This is a watchdog that has one employee for every 15 firms it polices. Brexit threatens to take up even more of its bandwidth. FCA chairman Charles Randell said recently that spending an estimated 30 million pounds ($40 million) on preparing for an EU departure had meant “difficult decisions” on his budget elsewhere. Presumably he hasn’t factored in the regulation of thousands of crypto-currencies and exchanges.

Plus a Brexit Britain that goes it alone on regulation might miss out on broader efforts such as the EU’s anti-money-laundering directive that now covers crypto-exchanges. Other jurisdictions that have pitched their own tough rules – like New York – have found exchange activity to be harder to get a grip on than expected. There’s always a country that’s willing to offer crypto-folk an easier life in exchange for their business.

A simpler, though less headline-grabbing, way for Britain to get to grips with its financial crime problem would be cleaning up some of the firms registered with Companies House. That has been a conduit for shell companies and scams worldwide. U.K. corporate entities made up a large part of the customer base of Danske Bank’s Estonian branch, which is at the center of a vast money-laundering scandal.

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New Idexo Zapier Integration Connects Over 5000 Web2 Applications to Web3 Unlocking Thousands of NFT Innovation Use Cases 2722

idexo is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed an integration with Zapier, enabling any app that connects to Zapier to connect to the blockchain and web3 across many different chains, and unlocking many thousands of new NFT innovation use cases. The idexo Zapier integration has launched in Beta phase and is available in the Zapier App Directory.

Applications of this integration include:

  • Mint an NFT any time a new row is added to a Google Sheet
  • Mint an NFT with an Email
  • Mint and gift new NFTs as part of drip marketing campaigns
  • Autogenerate early user Soulbound Tokens and participation-based NFTs based on product usage and other customer milestones
  • Trigger NFT mints on a time-based schedule or via webhook action from any application
  • Turn web2 tickets into web3 tickets
  • Create smart contracts via Google Form, Typeform, Wufoo, Gravity Forms and others
  • Create new NFT surveys and responses via any connected web form or survey application
  • Create new decentralized Business Intelligence and Reporting applications using NFTs
  • Create automated workflows that create NFT collections and NFTs within them and promote them on social media
  • Create audio NFTs from voice calls
  • Instantly back up new files from Google Drive, Dropbox and others to permanent decentralized storage on Arweave
  • Generate quotes and proposals as shareable NFTs
  • Autogenerate access and membership NFTs from traditional transactions
  • Organize journals and photos into NFT collections
  • Turn NFTs into printed items such as posters and t-shirts

How anyone can get started using this integration:

  • Register an idexo account
  • Find API key – this is what you need to enter when accessing your Zap
  • Add transaction credits and use them to purchase method credits necessary for making the integration transactions
  • Connect your Zaps using the Zapier interface. To try a simple one, connect a Google Sheet and trigger a new contract deployment and/or NFT mint using a new row in a sheet, or use a webform integration to create them using a simple form.
  • For smart contracts deployed, you can find them under the Contracts tab in the idexo app dashboard. For individual transactions such as minting NFTs, these will appear as a log under the API section under account settings.
  • If desired, set-up a trial account for one of idexo’s monthly plans to access advanced SaaS features and enhanced support

To support the creation of Zap templates, idexo will be holding an idexo Zap hackathon with details and dates to be announced soon.

“From our founding idexo has been focused on simplifying the process of integrating blockchain features into regular applications, opening up NFT innovation to the broader market of creative entrepreneurs,” says Greg Marlin, CEO/CTO of idexo, “We started with simplifying everything down to one line of code and straightforward naming back in early 2021. We’ve always strived to make it easy for anyone, including non-coders to achieve great applications. This aligns perfectly with Zapier’s mission to help people build no-code applications and they’ve done an amazing job of enabling that and attracting such a large number of connected apps. We’re excited to see what people build with these new integrations that connect the Zapier ecosystem with an ever-growing idexo library of available smart contracts, layer 1 and layer 2 blockchains, and web3 and NFT integrations.”

To get started with the idexo Zapier integration, users can first register a free account to obtain an API key and add the necessary transaction and method credits to perform transactions. For more information, users and companies can find documentation links and book a guided demo on the idexo website.

ABOUT IDEXO

Idexo envisions a world where decentralized applications pervade every industry in the $88Trillion/year world economy the way the Internet does.

Idexo’s mission is to empower innovators to create these industry-disrupting applications.

Win $150,000 USDT with CoinFloww Beta Launch 3200

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Digital asset trading has long suffered due to high crypto exchange transaction fees, regulatory hurdles by regulators, and stringent crypto exchange rules. Then came CoinFloww, the most advanced digital asset exchange.

Based on the world-class digital asset exchange technology, CoinFloww is proud to launch at a time when crypto exchanges are fighting for rights and struggling with a fraught market.

The team behind CoinFloww Exchange is constantly improving our UX and UI so our users can have extraordinary trade experiences. Our new UX and UI design of CoinFloww will be updated soon.

Rather than profiteering on crypto startups, CoinFloww is on a mission to nurture and patronise upcoming projects. CoinFloww does not charge any listing fee and offers reasonable promotional packages.

Derivative users are often left behind in the crypto ecosystem, but CoinFloww Exchange is a platform that truly caters to derivative traders with up to 300x leverage.

CoinFloww is not just a digital asset exchange; it is more than that. Besides typical digital asset exchange functions, CoinFloww has a roadmap of becoming a one-stop application for the crypto user to gain financial freedom.

CoinFloww has recently announced its whooping 150k USD prize pool. Any CoinFloww user can participate in the CoinFloww Bug Bounty Program to win our prize pool of $150,000.

ChocoDoge isn’t Just a Game, it’s a Complete Ecosystem with Exciting Opportunities 2941

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The last few years have witnessed a tremendous rise in the GameFi space in terms of revenue and user base. We now have several popular titles, but the craze for most of these tends to subside after a while. It’s mainly because these are centered around the game and do not focus on the other aspects of the domain. And this led to the creation of ChocoDoge, an NFT GameFi project on the Dogechain.

ChocoDoge is an NFT Gamefi project on Dogechain. But that is only the tip of the iceberg. In order to guarantee the project’s long-term stability and financial security, ChocoDoge team additionally provide Defi products with alluring profit margins.

The team at ChocoDoge has developed an extensive project encompassing the various domains in the space. In addition to the NFT game, users can benefit from several DeFi products offering excellent returns on the ChocoDoge ecosystem. There are bonds, a dedicated bank, and farms, but one that has been actively promoted by the team and provides considerable returns is Staking. And that’s what we will be focussing on here.

Staking on ChocoDoge

Staking is when you lock crypto assets for a set period of time to help support the operation of a blockchain and earn passive income. The idea is simple, users deposit their holding (or even a part of it) into the staking pool and are then required to validate the transaction. And it works because users have their investments at stake, and any mistake or mischievous activity on their part will tend to affect their holding as well. It keeps them going and instills a sense of responsibility. The person doing this is referred to as the validator and earns steady rewards from the blockchain for the contribution.

But, you don’t necessarily need to verify transactions or be actively involved to earn the staking rewards. De-Fi projects, these days, offer investors the option to simply stake their holdings and, in turn, receive a steady stream of rewards. And there’s generally a locking period before which the holdings can’t be withdrawn from the pool.

ChocoDoge, too, works on the same idea, the only difference being that the staking process is a lot simpler and delivers a higher return. It can ensure that by employing advanced protocols and building a token-based economy where the supply is favorably modified automatically based on the market trends.

Another aspect that makes staking on ChocoDoge profitable is that users stake USCD while they receive USDC’s rate of return. USDC is one of the popular stablecoins pegged to the US dollar, with a market cap of $54 billion, and is managed by members from CoinBase and Bitmain. And the best part, there’s no Locking Period on ChocoDoge. So users can withdraw their holding from the staking pool at will, though the key is to leave the funds for a more extended period to earn higher returns.

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The details for Staking Season 1 are as follows:

From: 2022/09/10, 00:00 GMT
To: 2022/09/24 00:00 GMT
Token to be staked: USCD
Rewards: 50,000 USDC

So, go ahead and stake as many USCD to earn the best returns in the market, that, too, in the form of USDC stablecoin, considered one of the safest investments.

About the ChocoDoge Bank

The ChocoDoge bank allows CD holders to stake their tokens and earn rewards in the form of USCD after each epoch if the Time-weighted Average Price of USCD is greater than that of USDC. The duration of each epoch on ChocoDoge is 4 hours, and actions undertaken here lead to 12-epoch locks for withdrawing CD tokens, while for USCD, the lock period is 6 epochs.

USCD is not a stablecoin backed by fiat or cryptocurrency, the token has employed advanced protocols and stability mechanisms to ensure a $1 peg. After the initial expansion and the project acquiring relative stability, the USCD token will also facilitate transactions, including in-game and in-app purchases.

Holding a CD or the ChocoDoge Share provides several other benefits. The primary is voting on critical changes to the platform, including bonuses and rewards. Since ChocoDoge works as a DAO, anyone holding a CD will have the right to vote. If you possess the right intellect and experience to navigate the project through the initial phase to success, acquire as many CD tokens as you can, and become a prominent voice in the community. And remember, the total supply of ChocoDoge Share is capped at 200,000.

To find out more about ChocoDoge, visit the official website: https://chocodoge.dog/

Also, follow ChocoDoge on social channels to stay updated with the latest developments and releases.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChocoDoge_
Telegram (Group): https://t.me/ChocoDogeChat
Telegram (Announcement Channel): https://t.me/chocodogechannel
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSQineQdatnjXM9o91wqahA

Crypto E-Commerce – Shopping․io Introduces $SHOP Back 2827

Crypto E-commerce giant, Shopping.io is streamlining its operations. On September 9th 2022, Shopping.io will be airdropping its new native utility token – $SHOP to the holders of $SPI and $GSPI. To celebrate the launch, Shopping.io is hosting multiple events offering major benefits including 20% $SHOP back rewards and exciting giveaways!

Shop Online Using Nothing but Crypto!

In 2020, retail e-commerce sales worldwide topped $4.28 trillion, according to Statista, a 27.6% increase on the previous year. By 2022, e-retail revenue is projected to grow to an impressive $5.4 trillion, as consumers move more of their shopping online. In addition, as of 2021, there are over 300 million crypto users worldwide and over 18,000 businesses that have already begun accepting cryptocurrencies as forms of payment.

September 2020 – Shopping.io launches version 1.0 of its platform giving holders the ability to pay for concierge online shopping services with their crypto for the first time. The website enabled purchases of tangible goods via major retailers such as: Amazon, eBay and Walmart, delivering to a handful of destinations around the globe. The platform’s traction was instantly recognizsable even with its limited functionality and was the proof-of-concept Shopping.io needed in order to justify its growth.

Fast forward two years and Shopping.io has two native utility tokens; $SPI and $GSPI (wWith another merged utility token on the way), an NFT set, and a plethora of new payment options under its belt, including: Binancacne Pay, Crypto.com, CoinbBase Commerce and Utrust. These major developments were also accented by the increase in the amount of destinations orders could be sent to.

Shopping.io is now on the cusp of its biggest development to date. Following months of work and testing, Shopping.io is upgrading its platform and launching a more robust, well-rounded ecosystem consisting of a Metaverse mall titled The Shopverse and a Shopping.io web extension facilitating purchases through almost every online store. This overhaul, however, would be incomplete without the release of Shopping.io’s new native token: -$SHOP!.

Introducing the $SHOP Token

In late 2021, Shopping.io found itself with two native tokens that were originally designed to improve users’ experience and governance on the platform. The company however, felt that further improvements to its tokens and their use case within the platform were necessary in order to achieve the ‘token platform relationship’ previously envisioned.

With 2022’s inception came the first internal proposal for the merging of Shopping.io’s current tokens into one ‘do it all’ token. Shopping.io presented its idea for $SHOP in May 2022 paired with the tokens shift in platform utility and tokenomics. The merge of $SPI and $GSPI was put to a community vote, ending in an overwhelming 97% approval rate, opening the door for development on $SHOP’s smart contracts to commence.

Following its launch, $SHOP will inherit the functionalities that $G/SPI currently perform within the ecosystem such as offering discounts, voting, and free international shipping when used as a form of payment within the platform. In addition to these already present utilities, $SHOP’s improved tokenomics and flexible smart contract has allowed Shopping.io to create its state of the art $SHOP Back system that will make its debut on September 9th, and will star in the first of the platform’s $SHOP launch events.

The $SHOP token is designed to reflect the success of the ecosystem thanks to its quantitative burn/mint mechanism. This mechanism creates a direct correlation between the use of the ecosystem and the circulating supply of the token, giving a deeper meaning to the phrase “sShop to earn”.

20% $SHOP Back Event

Shopping.io is launching $SHOP on September 9th, 2022, alongside a selection of platform oriented events; the first of which being a 20% $SHOP Back event that will commence on September 10th, 5 PM CET. The $SHOP Back event will be held for 48 hours giving shoppers the ability to earn an additional 20% of their order value back in $SHOP with the use of selected tokens such as $ETH, $APE and $AVAX as a form of payment.

$SHOP Membership Raffle Event

Shopping.io will unveil $SHOP’s membership platform on the day of the tokens launch, allowing both seasoned community members and newcomers to lock their $SHOP rewards and become a part of the Shopping.io ecosystem. $SHOP’s membership program consists of five tiers, with each package’s benefits being accessible through the locking of a corresponding amount of $SHOP for a three month period. These benefits enhance the shopping experience by activating increased $SHOP Back rewards, aAirdrop rewards, and free shipping. To celebrateboost the membership program’s launch, Shopping.io is holding a month-long staking raffle event for members only!, giving members Thisthe This opportunity gives members the chance to win prizes in addition to their already present platform benefits. Prizes include gift cards, $SHOP credits, access to Shopping.io’s Galaxy membership tier, an iPhone 13 Pro, and the Golden Ape from the Villager of XOLO NFT set.

Shopping.io envisions a future where people have the flexibility to buy anything with anything.

RFOX Launches the RFOX Metahack 2022, a Web 3.0 Hackathon Presented by Padang & Co 3059

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Metaverse company RFOX has introduced the RFOX Metahack 2022, a hackathon that will foster the development of creative Web 3.0 solutions to important challenges in the quest to shape the future of the Internet. Interested innovators can submit their applications to the hackathon on the RFOX Metahack 2022 website until September 30, 2022, at 11:59pm (GMT+8).

The RFOX Metahack 2022 aims to bring together innovative, talented individuals and teams who understand technologies like blockchain, crypto, and DeFi. The hackathon also serves as an avenue through which the RFOX ecosystem can help empower everyone to play, create, and earn in an immersive metaverse without borders.

The RFOX Metahack 2022 welcomes innovators to work with existing tools within the RFOX ecosystem and build new products and services to expand it. This virtual hackathon, presented by Padang & Co, and in partnership with AIKON, invites innovators to solve business problems and address new opportunities with the AI, blockchain, augmented reality, virtual reality, and Internet of Things spaces that can be incorporated into RFOX product roadmap.

Challenge Statements for RFOX Metahack 2022

There are six challenge statements featured in the RFOX Metahack 2022, representing the focus areas for innovation that hackathon participants can work on:

1. Mobile Games. Create mobile games – puzzles, arcade games, platformers, table-top games (checkers, chess, etc.) – implementing a play-to-earn mechanism using the blockchain and RFOX token.
2. Games SDK. Build a software development kit (SDK) that enables the creation of mobile games for players. Special consideration will be given for games that provide utility for KOGs NFTs (Keys to Other Games) and Choobs. KOGs can be represented in various ways: as cards, characters, miniatures, etc.
3. NFT Factory SDK. Create an NFT factory will enable anyone to create and share an NFT collection on a known marketplace.
4. RFOX Companion. Develop an RFOX mobile companion on Android or iOS. This app will be used by RFOX ID holders and will be a way to keep users connected to RFOX, anywhere and everywhere.
5. RFOX VALT (Metaverse) Connected Worlds SDK. Construct 3D worlds using the Unity Game Engine and demonstrate how to move resources between different 3D worlds.
6. RFOX VALT (Metaverse) SHOP Construction Set. build a user interface (UI) using the Unity Game Engine that will enable users to build their own shop. This shop will later be part of the RFOX VALT metaverse.

Prizes and Opportunities for RFOX Metahack 2022 Participants

Successful participants and teams in the hackathon will receive go-to-market support worth US$35,000 for their solution, a job opportunity with RFOX, revenue-sharing opportunities, NFTs, RFOX tokens, Oculus VR headsets, and more.

In addition, our hackathon official partner AIKON is sponsoring a giveaway of 50,000 ORE tokens and one year of ORE ID service free for the winners.

Ben Fairbank, Co-Founder and CEO of RFOX, said, “The launch of the RFOX Metahack 2022 is an important milestone for our team and a concrete step in our continuous mission to move the metaverse forward. We’re excited to work with promising tech builders during this event, and we look forward to empowering them in creating solutions and features that will enrich the RFOX ecosystem and the overall blockchain industry in general. We’re also happy to collaborate with Padang & Co on this game-changing event.”

“AIKON is thrilled to be the official partner of MetaHack 2022 – RFOX’s first hackathon,” said Marc Blinder, the CEO at AIKON and a core contributor to the ORE Blockchain. “We expect this partnership to drive and scale the AIKON developer community through co-hosting hackathons, bring more funding and technological resources to ORE decentralized funding programs for ORE devs, and ultimately accelerate ORE ID’s integration in the years to come.”

RFOX Metahack 2022 Events and How to Apply

The RFOX Metahack 2022 is divided into four parts:

1. Registration. The hackathon welcomes innovative individuals and teams to sign up for the event through this form.
2. Info Session. During this segment, RFOX introduces the hackathon’s overall program challenge statements to participants. Watch the info session here.
3. Virtual Hackathon. This segment includes technical workshops about the RFOX ecosystem, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities from key figures in the blockchain industry. After these sessions, hackathon participants are expected to submit their proposed projects. 
4. Evaluation and Pitch. Following an evaluation process, a select few projects will qualify for Pitch Day, during which the qualifying teams will present their solutions before a panel of judges. Each participant that is shortlisted for Pitch Day will be given coaching and further advice before their presentations. At the end of Pitch Day, winning participants will be declared.

For more details about the RFOX Metahack 2022, please go to this website.

TheTrade: unique decentralized exchange for DeFi enthusiasts 3317

Can a DEX offer more earning opportunities for crypto owners while relieving traders from watching the market 24/7?

Yes, and that’s what is being delivered by TheTrade – an exchange that offers decentralized trading based on isolated liquidity in Uniswap v3.

New opportunities for profit

TheTrade enables DeFi traders to limit orders and trade the derivatives market with different leverage but uniquely.

Previously, when users opened limit orders on Uniswap, they had to closely watch the market and execute the order once the asset reached its price. Now, with TheTrade, order execution duties are delegated to executors. Anyone with an Ethereum account can fill the role and gain commission for their work.

Another earning possibility lies in the liquidation process. When a leveraged position gets undercollateralized, any protocol user can take on the role of a liquidator. They call TheTrade smart contract to liquidate the position and receive a generous commission.

Let’s get into more detail on how exactly both roles fit into the TheTrade ecosystem.

The role of Executor in Limit Orders

When a trader opens a position, they choose the asset they want to sell and the one they wish to receive. They also specify the price they’re ready to pay for the former. Then, the trader signs the transaction in their crypto wallet and pays for the gas and order execution fees.

Next, TheTrade smart contract places the received funds into the Uniswap v3 liquidity pool. The trader can focus on other tasks while the executor monitors the market and the process of liquidity transfer. Isn’t it powerful? Once the price of the desired asset enters the specified range and converts into another asset, they will notify the smart contract to execute the order.

After that, the asset, along with a commission for providing liquidity, goes to the trader’s wallet. And the executor receives the previously mentioned fee for order execution.

The role of Liquidator in Margin Trading

To open a leveraged position, the trader needs to provide an asset, choose a leverage option, and specify which asset they want to use to utilize market volatility. Then TheTrade smart contract adds the required amount by taking it out of the TheTrade isolated liquidity pool.

If the trader’s prediction is wrong and the market goes in the opposite direction, the position has to be liquidated. And this is where any protocol user can take on the liquidator role. They need to call TheTrade smart contract to liquidate the position.

Once the assets are swapped back, the smart contract returns the borrowed amount minus losses to TheTrade isolated liquidity pool. The liquidator receives a robust commission.

CEX-like convenience with DEX security

For a long time, centralized exchanges have been catering to all crypto traders’ wants and needs. Limit orders, multiple leverage opportunities, and full automation allowed professional market players to utilize their knowledge and experience to earn more. Yet, due to centralization, users’ funds became vulnerable to various scamming techniques. If the hacker cracked the CEX, all investors’ accounts would be at risk.

Decentralized exchanges focused on changing that by offering the crypto community total security. However, that left the development of advanced tools for professional traders for the future. But for TheTrade users, the future is already here.

“Our solution is a decentralized exchange platform that combines security, professional trading instruments, and full potential of isolated Uniswap v3 liquidity. With TheTrade, the traders won’t have to lose their time and money watching the market and the progress of liquidity transfer. They get to earn additional funds to provide their liquidity instead.

For users who want to boost their trading power, our platform offers multiple leverage options and low margin commissions” — Andrii Opanasiuk.

Benefits of using TheTrade

  • Professional trading features, including automated limit orders and multiple margin trading options.
  • Complete security with no risk of slippage or sandwich attacks on limit orders.
  • No protocol commissions on limit orders.
  • DAO solutions.
  • Big investors are interested in a long-term partnership with the TheTrade platform.

Join TheTrade in transforming the DeFi industry

The initial DEX Offering is right around the corner, and the project has already secured significant investments. Hence, TheTrade developers are already working on expanding the toolkit and making it even more convenient and profitable for all users.

Are you ready to learn more about the DeFi transforming project? Explore the TheTrade website, and be one of the first to join the growing community of TheTraders!