Payments Blockchain Stellar Hits Milestone 5552

Stellar, the open source, community-owned cross-asset payment framework has achieved the milestone of 1,000,000 accounts on its network. This was revealed in a tweet posted by OrbitLens posted on Monday, August 27.

Initially modelled and based and Ripple, Stellar has the goal of disrupting finance in three different ways simultaneously. It offers cross-asset transfer of value similar to that of Ethereum, which enables it host ICOs, although it supports a lower number of software types. The ability to facilitate exchanges between fiat and crypto makes it one of the very few options for ICOs alongside Ethereum.

Unlike Ethereum, Stellar offers extremely low fees for all transactions (0.00001 lumens) and it offers transaction speeds that are comparable to that of Ripple, making it one of the fastest payment systems in existence.

Stellar thus competes favorably against Ethereum, Bitcoin and Ripple, offering a superfast cryptocurrency-based payment system and a cross-asset transfer framework all in one package. For many investors, this nexus of functionality has made Stellar’s Lumens cryptocurrency one of the most exciting crypto assets to invest in.

Unlike Ripple, Stellar’s platform is completely open-source and decentralized, leaving only Stellar.org – Stellar’s supporting organisation – as a centralized entity in the entire Stellar ecosystem. The market has rewarded this mix of both centralized and decentralized worlds, with Stellar experiencing steady growth from $0.003 at its launch on August 5, 2014, to $0.22 on August 28, 2018.

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KuCoin User Quarterly Growth Up 1144% With Accumulated Volume Over $400 Billion 4824

KuCoin, a global leading crypto exchange, are thrilled to announce that the total number of new users in Q2 2021 exceeded two million, with unprecedented quarter-over-quarter growth of 1144%, and a year-on-year increase of 709%. To date, KuCoin has executed 810 million transactions and the accumulated transaction volume attained a value of $400 billion. Over the past year, the average daily trading volume has grown by 791% and now stands at $4.3 billion.

In particular, the number of mobile users of KuCoin is also growing, as the number of installs experienced a growth of 755% compared to last year. In the second quarter of 2021, 1.07 million installs were made — a 178% increase quarter-over-quarter. In total, 54% of traders are currently mobile users of the platform. Mobile trading surpassed the metrics of the web version of the exchange for the first time. Such dynamics may be also driven by the growing demand for payment services among merchants around the world as well as the spreading use of mobile and contactless payments.

The number of women using the platform has tripled over the past six months. Quarterly growth of new female users stands at 120%, with annual growth being 350%, contributing to the rapid growth seen across the crypto market this year. Such a mass influx was made evident not only by the growth of accounts registered by women, but also by the growth of the deposits they made compared to the same period last year. If a year ago the share of female traders was only 12% versus 88% of men, today 38% of its users are women.

“Over the past year, we made immense progress in onboarding new users and creating an easy entry for both men and women. To achieve such growth KuCoin specifically has been providing its users with educational guides, 101 sections, as well as holding AMA sessions with the CEO,” said Johnny Lyu, CEO of KuCoin, “we have also launched a number of new crypto services allowing users with minimal understanding of crypto to get boarded in trading easily. We firmly believe that one day everyone will get involved with crypto, and we will contribute to making it happen.”

Based on an analysis of spot traders, it is found that every fourth (25%) user of KuCoin platform uses trading bots when trading on the exchange, and the trend continues to grow. A quarter ago the number of trading bots users was 23%, while a year ago, only 15% were using trading bots. The growth comes after the launch of KuCoin trading bot in January of 2021. Today, over 2.8 million KuCoin trading bots have been created. This number will likely increase with the growth of the number of users and their trading balances, and the increasing demand for automated trading tools capable of coping in the face of market volatility.

In 2021, KuCoin is continuing to spread into new regions and markets, adopting the technology on a national scale in developing countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia, with QoQ growth of users — 171.93%, 130.16%, and 67.5% correspondingly. The exchange is seeing the fastest adoption rates in places with high inflation and easy access to mobile phones. The latest data shows that the African crypto market ushered in a major outbreak in the second quarter of 2021. The trading volumes contributed by KuCoin’s African users increased by 20 times in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the same period of the last quarter. Correspondingly, it has also launched highly localized services for African users at a very early stage.

ZHU Announces Plans to Build NFT-based Fan Community 23431

ZHU - Photo Credit: Joey Vitalari
ZHU – Photo Credit: Joey Vitalari

Today, ZHU reveals the details of his plan to build an NFT-based fan community. Beginning with the DREAMROCKS NFT Collection exclusive to Red Rocks concert-goers, an open Zhuman Community token will also be made available for fans worldwide. Fans who attended ZHU’s six-night sold out run at Red Rocks that concluded last night are able to register for community tokens as well as limited-edition moment tokens that include exclusive content from the show they attended. To redeem, showgoers should register using the same email they used to purchase their concert tickets.

Fans of ZHU worldwide will also be able to redeem an open Zhuman Community token. The Zhuman Community token will grant holders access to exclusive content and events to be announced in the coming weeks. ZHU adds, “The fans have shown up so hard these last two weeks at Red Rocks, I’m excited to give something special back to them while also making sure all of my Zhumans worldwide can be a part of the community we’re building.” All DREAMROCKS tokens will be minted and issued on Saturday, May 15th at 12 PM ET. All Zhuman Community tokens will begin minting in the coming weeks. Fans should visit ZHU’s page on the Yellowheart Marketplace for more information and to redeem.

The DREAMROCKS NFT Collection from ZHU is being issued by Night After Night and Yellowheart, the partners behind Kings of Leon’s NFT YOURSELF album release. These releases make ZHU the first artist to build a fan community by issuing free community tokens and the first to issue tokens tied to a live experience.

Casey McGrath, CCO of Night After Night adds, “With this offering, ZHU is setting the tone for how artists should enter the space and use NFTs to create a fan-first model that establishes a long term direct-to-fan pathway.”

“For YellowHeart, democratizing the modern live music experience is our mission. As in-person events start to come back, introducing the many ways NFTs can transform and amplify live music for both artists and fans, in a way that’s better for the environment, is all the more exciting,” said Josh Katz, Founder & CEO of YellowHeart. “It was important to ZHU to have both a carbon-neutral process, as well as offer tokens that are gas-free, so all of his fans could participate in this iconic drop. Since YellowHeart uses Ethereum Layer 2, which uses proof-of-stake, it is the most efficient blockchain solution in terms of gas fees and energy consumption.”

ZIM & Marius Nacht complete additional investment in WAVE BL, a leading provider of a paperless Bill of Lading solution 21491

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM) and Marius Nacht, one of Israel’s leading serial entrepreneurs and investors, announced today that they have jointly invested in a Series B Financing round of WAVE BL, a developer of groundbreaking blockchain network supporting paperless trade in the shipping industry. The two investors co-lead a round of approximately $8 million that will accelerate global implementation of WAVE BL’s proven technology.

ZIM pioneered the first paperless electronic bill of lading pilot in the shipping industry in 2017 using WAVE BL’s platform and has since widely expanded its use to become the industry leader. Electronic bill of lading is currently offered to ZIM customers worldwide, requiring only a simple onboarding process which is supported by ZIM.

Digitization of bills of lading is revolutionizing shipping documentation, sharply reducing time, complexity, errors and costs for all parties involved, while maintaining a high level of security and, importantly, being far more sustainable than the traditional paper bill of lading.

Aligning with international rules, standards and insurance coverage such as IG P&I Clubs and eUCP 600, WAVE BL’s one of a kind decentralized, digital documentation solution is changing the shipping industry as it becomes the new industry benchmark enabling secure and efficient remote business continuity.

Proceeds will be used to support development of WAVE BL’s business and further implementation of its pioneering technology supporting paperless trade in the shipping industry, as well as in other sectors.

ZIM President and CEO Eli Glickman: “Our early adoption of WAVE BL’s blockchain based platform to promote paperless trade highlights our leadership in utilizing digital strategies to best serve customers and has proven extremely successful for ZIM and for changing the industry. Today, ZIM is an industry leader in paperless shipping processes, and we are seeing growing interest from others in our sector to adopt the platform reflecting the significant benefits it provides to both customers and carriers. This new investment in WAVE BL is a step forward in the path to a more digitized and sustainable future, in accordance with our vision and values.”

ZIM CIO Eyal Ben-Amram: “Since completing the integration of WAVE BL’s platform with our system, we can offer every customer the ability to enjoy the vast benefits of paperless shipping, which is especially crucial during COVID-19. We are pleased and proud to continue our support of this exciting and leading company.”

WAVE BL CEO Gadi Ruschin“Our partnership with ZIM has enabled us to introduce our pioneering technology to a vast audience as we endeavor to become the shipping industry standard in paperless trade. We are extremely pleased with the continued faith and commitment of ZIM and Marius Nacht in our company and look forward to leading the wave of the future in shipping.”

Ophir Shoham, who leads Marius Nacht’s investments in high-tech: “We are proud to continue supporting WAVE BL’s remarkable technology and believe in its disruptive potential, leading to a fundamental change in the way business is conducted across countless sectors and industries. We are very impressed with the great progress the team has made and excited to invest in WAVE BL’s trail-blazing platform.”

Play-to-Earn Game from Polker (PKR) Listed on BitMart Exchange – Endorsed by Akon 3179

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The Play-to-Earn NFT based Polker.Game‘s native token $PKR has been officially listed on the popular centralized exchange BitMart. Polker.game has been in the spotlight recently as Akon, the American R&B superstar and record producer gave his official endorsement of polker stating that the “game is revolutionary” and that Polker is “hands down.. the best play to earn, NFT game in the space.”. “Watch Akon’s Video Here“. With the BitMart listing and celebrity endorsement from Akon, Polker is perfectly positioned to become a major player in the Play-to-Earn league.

What is Play-to-Earn?

Although not a new concept, play-to-earn has become a trending term due to the popularity of the NFT game AXIE infinity. In the past, previous play-to-earn games have also achieved success – however, thanks to the huge amount of development in the blockchain space in recent years the gaming experience is now massively improved.

Play-to-Earn games are essentially free to play and open to anyone and everyone. By simply using the platform players can earn native platform tokens or NFTs – both of which have real-world value. Allowing players to earn tokens and NFTs that can be sold or traded has created a paradigm shift in online gaming – Polker is leading the way with the Play-to-Earn poker platform.

Why Polker.Game?

With Play-to-Earn blockchain gaming growing at an unprecedented pace, Polker.game is poised to change the world of online poker with its unique approach to gameplay. Since the chips used in Polker have no value – the game removes the gambling aspect of poker whilst maintaining prizes that have real-world value. Polker’s play-to-earn poker platform is about competition and skill instead of gambling. Although still in the early days, Polker NFTs have already sold for $10,000 (3.8ETH) on OpenSea.

Growth Potential of Polker (PKR)

With Akon supporting the platform and Polker’s play-to-earn poker platform being live, Polker and $PKR have a huge amount of growth potential. The fact that $PKR is now being listed on centralized exchange BitMart increases this potential massively.

The business model that Polker follows is similar to that of AXIE INFINITY (AXS) which has a fully diluted market cap of $19.4bn at the time of writing. Polker (PKR) currently has a fully diluted market cap of $40.2m. If PKR were to reach the same market cap as AXS then the current value would increase over 482x. Simply put, a $1000 investment in PKR today would be worth over $482,000 if Polker were to grow to the same market cap as AXIE INFINITY.

Even reaching half the market cap of AXS in the short-term which is a much more reasonable expectation would allow for a 24,000% increase in value – an ROI that is too good to miss out on for any investor, especially with Akon backing the platform.

Polker Listing on BitMart

Polker (PKR) is a cross-chain token with a functional bridge between Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain (BSC), and Tron – with a Polygon bridge under development. Until now, $PKR has only been tradeable on decentralized exchanges UniSwap, and PancakeSwap. Now listed on popular and centralized exchange BitMart, Polker (PKR) can be traded by a much larger demographic with the newly listed USDT-PKR pair.

With BitMart listing $PKR and Akon shouting out the play-to-earn poker platform offered by Polker the potential of this platform is unrivalled.

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Hashflow Announces $3.2M Seed Round To Bring Professional Market Makers to DeFi, Backed By Dragonfly Capital and Electric Capital 21120

Hashflow, a decentralized exchange connecting DeFi traders with top crypto market makers, has closed a seed funding round of $3.2 million from leading venture capital firms and angel investors. The round was led by Dragonfly Capital and Electric Capital, and joined by IDEO Ventures, Alameda Research, Metastable, Galaxy Digital, Unanimous Capital, and angels including Balaji Srinivasan, Kain Warwick, & Ryan Sean Adams.

Decentralized exchanges on Ethereum have seen rapid growth over the past year with over $215 billion traded on DeFi alone in Q1 2021. This growth can be credited to the popularity of Automated Market Makers (AMMs) which catalyzed DeFi’s explosive growth by offering a simple and permissionless on-chain trading experience. Hashflow builds upon this foundation laid by AMMs, by connecting DeFi traders with top crypto market makers. Using Hashflow, traders can receive price quotes directly from market markers and broadcast trades on-chain using Web3 wallets in a fully trustless manner. By replacing AMM bonding curves with professional market makers, Hashflow offers traders better prices, zero slippage, & the lowest gas costs of any decentralized exchange on Ethereum.

For market makers, Hashflow provides access to the expanding DeFi market while allowing full control over their inventory and pricing strategies. Until now, market makers have had to deploy capital in public liquidity pools, use pre-defined pricing functions, and pay heavy gas fees to change strategies on-chain. With Hashflow, market makers can use bespoke pricing strategies and bridge them on-chain using digital signatures. This gives market makers full control over their capital, and flexibility to adapt to market conditions, using strategies informed by years of experience in centralized markets.

Jon Kol, Director at Galaxy Digital, a leading cryptocurrency investment firm and market maker, commented: “Hashflow is the first project we’ve backed that seamlessly allows market makers to quote prices effectively to DeFi traders.”

Hashflow launched its closed private alpha product this week, with market makers offering price quotes to traders on Ethereum mainnet. In the coming weeks, Hashflow plans to integrate more market makers, and add additional asset pairs that dominate on-chain trading volumes. General audiences will be able to access Hashflow and trade on-chain with market makers by the end of Q2.

ARNO Announces Second IEO Plans After the Great Success of First One 6192

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ARNO, the nanotechnology-based secondary energy storage service provider that also offers investment opportunities through its Defi Integration has completed the first IEO round with an overwhelming response. The project exists in the real world with a fully operational business model, making it an even better investment option in the Defi sector. At the moment, the ARNO Token project has started and continues the procedure for carrying out the IEO, which is primarily due to the collection exceeding the most optimistic forecasts during both pre-sale phases.

The first round of the IEO was quite successful and the second round began today. ARNO can still be purchased on the website. In the second round of IEO, which will also last a week, the cost of ARNO increased to $3 per token. After the IEO has passed, from August 29th, The project will begin preparations for the exchange listing procedure. Investments in ARNO Token are investments in the high-tech production of really necessary products. The profit of the project is guaranteed by the access to the invested funds and the physical growth of the volume of the project’s capitalization.

The ARNO project is preparing to distribute a little less than 900,000 ARNO tokens to investors’ wallets. Not all of them were sold – some of them are bonus and referral accruals, the AirDrop program, and Bounty, but we can say with confidence that the amount before IEO is more than 800,000 USD. Of this amount, about a quarter went to the IEO and listing procedures. Not only on those four exchanges where IEO will take place now – CoinsBit, P2PB2B, IndoEx, and VinDax, and this amount will increase by one and a half times, unfortunately – large exchanges take large amounts.

What Makes ARNO Investment Worthy?

ARNO has chosen a path less taken and developed a technology using carbon nanotubes to help exceed the battery life of existing lead-acid batteries. The project is working towards the creation of the production of secondary energy sources for industrial and home use based on lead-acid battery cells using carbon nanomaterials. The final product can then be used by technologists to store energy, improve efficiency, increase the capacity and life of the batteries, and more. Manufacturers of electronic products, hybrid vehicles, and power systems are also benefiting from the technical practice, which allows them to create more flexible and high-performance offerings for their end-users.

The project has started a series of development workshops and factories after gaining approval from the Bulgarian government. ART, Monbat (Bulgaria) 35%of which belongs to ARNO’s management company Advanced Carbon Materials (also Bulgaria), received the premises and customs documents, as well as a complete line for dispersion and activation carbon nanomaterials. ART Monbat received the first batch of 135 kilograms of consumables, which will allow, after assembly and start-up and commissioning works immediate start production of products, as planned according to the Roadmap. The products will immediately go for approbation and certification to the parent enterprise for the production of lead-acid batteries.

As soon as the exchanges are ready, users will have the opportunity to withdraw tokens to your personal exchange wallets and these quantities will be honestly displayed. ARNO’s project uses the principles of a decentralized financial market and placement on cryptocurrency exchanges of various structures, so anyone can exchange the ARNO token for another cryptocurrency or real funds. The project began with the creation of supercapacitors with aqueous electrolytes and various installations based on such supercapacitors. Even though the project was crowned with complete success, industrial production did not develop for a simple reason – such devices, despite all their advantages in terms of simplicity of design, safety in handling and during recycling, nevertheless turned out (which is understandable) less capacious and more massive than the supercapacitors we are used to.

The Future Ahead

Once the ARNO token is added to the exchanges, the project team will put up a certain quantity of tokens for auction, and when the tokens are bought by the participants, the team will stop the cryptocurrency input on the present platform for a year. The auction is held by the traders not bearing a relation to the developers. future businesses plan to deliver a broad range of products and solutions to customers in every corner of the globe, serving key industries such as transportation, infrastructure, environment, and consumer. We provide performance solutions that solve customers’ challenges today while preparing them to meet tomorrow’s needs. ARNO’s commitment to innovation is driven by a passion to advance the customers’ businesses through deep understanding of their industries and the global trends that impact their operations.

Operating expenses accounted for more than half of the amount collected during pre-sales. But most (90% approximately) of operating costs are contracts for the design, manufacture, and supply of equipment for the production of carbon nanomaterials. ARNO currently has about 20,000 EURO in the account of the management company and about 120,000 EURO in cryptocurrency (in terms of and at the rate, of course). This is exactly how much we exceeded the most optimistic sales forecasts.

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