Covalent Taps IBM Blockchain to Help Track the Carbon Impact of its AirCarbon-based Fashion Goods 17893

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Covalent, a fashion brand recently launched by Newlight Technologies, today announced that Covalent is using IBM Blockchain technology on IBM LinuxONE so consumers can track the carbon footprint and supply chain of its sustainable, AirCarbon-based fashion accessories, from eyewear to handbags. Purchasing sustainable products is a growing motivation for consumers. A recent study by IBM showed 57% of consumers surveyed were willing to change their shopping habits to reduce environmental impact. Covalent’s products, which can be purchased on its website, are made with AirCarbon, a biomaterial made by microorganisms that is meltable and can be used as an alternative to fiber, plastic and leather. Because it is made using renewable power, AirCarbon is certified as carbon-negative by the Carbon Trust, meaning it reduces the amount of carbon in the air.

In addition to being part of a new category of “regenerative” products emerging that can have a positive impact on the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, Covalent’s AirCarbon-based products provide a new level of traceability through the application of IBM Blockchain technology. Often, when consumers buy products labeled as sustainable fashion, they cannot see a verified record of how the product was made or how it affects the environment. Covalent’s products bridge that gap with a blockchain-based number that can be used to show the steps in the production process for that specific product as well as its third-party-verified carbon impact so customers can view impact the product is having on the environment.

A unique 12-digit number printed on each Covalent product, known as the “Carbon Date,” represents the time when the AirCarbon used to create that specific product was created. The number can be entered into Covalent’s website to trace the steps that went into creating the product. The supply chain journey that brought each product to life is stored in an immutable record on the blockchain and stretches from when the AirCarbon was formed and molded into a handbag to who independently verified its carbon footprint and when it was moved to a stockroom.

“Our goal was to give people the information they need to decide what kind of impact they want to make,” Newlight CEO Mark Herrema said. “With IBM Blockchain and LinuxONE technology, we can now provide visibility into not only the steps used to make each Covalent product, but also the carbon impact that each specific product has on the environment. For us, that’s important, because it helps make tangible the unique pathway that led to the creation of that product.”

By working with IBM Business Partner Cognition Foundry, a services provider and systems integrator, Covalent is able to host its IBM Blockchain solution on IBM LinuxONE, a highly secured server for mission critical workloads and that provides scalability and resiliency, including the industry’s first and only FIPS 140-2 Level 4 certified Hardware Security Module (HSM).[1]

“Blockchain’s ability to foster trust gives Covalent’s customers a better understanding of how their products were made,” said Alistair Rennie, General Manager of IBM Blockchain. “In turn, Covalent can create a better customer experience, and a better opportunity for consumers to understand how their choices impact the environment. This is another great example of how blockchain is supporting our mission of using technology for good.”

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DIRHAM: A New AED Backed Fully Regulated Stablecoin With Smart Contract Support 14342

DIRHAM

The cryptocurrency market has turned into a perfect investment alternative for retail as well as institutional investors. It has grown to become a $2 trillion industry as mainstream adoption came knocking this bull season. The price volatility of these digital assets works in both ways as it helps people to make a good profit in a short period while on red days it can lead to significant losses as well. However, the most important aspect is the transfer of value where fluctuation in prices can make it complex to transfer it or lose some value during the exchange. This is where stablecoins come into play as it ensures a stable value against the market volatility, but the popular stablecoins such as USDT lack transparency and have often been marred into controversy. The value of USDT often falls below $1 and even rises above the pegged value during extreme market fluctuations.

In the cryptocurrency market, stablecoins serve as a buffer. Through them, the owners of large capital can enter the crypto market to turn a large amount of money into money inside the blockchain at once and trade on them or invest. This is where DAH dirham, a regulated stablecoin that combines the creditworthiness and price stability of the AED Dirham comes into play. DAH is tied to the rate of AED 1:1 and (approximate cost of $ = 0.27). Only minor fluctuations in the exchange rate that the cryptocurrency market can produce are allowed. DAH is built on top of the Ethereum network and uses ERC-20 protocols to ensure minimal exchange rate fluctuations.

The value of a digital asset is 20% secured by AED / USD and 80% secured by the issuance or burning of a token within the framework of the blockchain protocol. Full 100% provision of a digital asset by an external traditional real asset will be completed by the specified path.

What Separates DAH From Other Stablecoins?

The main regulator of the value of DAH is the control of the token issue. When the demand for stablecoin increases, there is an additional issuance to keep the price stable, there is a burning of tokens if the price exceeds the set limit. Also, the regulators of the value are the exchanges that determine the maximum fluctuation in the value. The basic information on the distribution of the token, as well as fixing the cost of DAH, is hardcoded in the smart contract of the token. The smart contract is verified and fully regulated.

DAH will act as the bridge to exchange between various reverse coins/tokens. This means that it will act as an interface that mediates transactions between blockchain users and will also implement an ecosystem that can be effectively used by various reverse coins. Dirham is now used as a reduced volatility clipboard. It has a wallet, an exchanger, as well as the Dirham Trade exchange (Dirham.trade), trading on which will be open after the ICO.

DAH and Habicoin Ecosystem

Being built on top of the Ethereum network allows DAH to function much more than just a traditional stablecoin. DAH act as the base for the Habicoin ecosystem. Habi is a separate decentralized privacy-focused mining token. Habi makes use of the HabiLanS Protocol (HLS). There are no identifiable or reused addresses in the HLS blockchain, which means that all such transactions look random from the outside. Data about such an operation is available exclusively to participants.

HLS blockchain will use a function called cut-through, which reduces the amount of data in the block by removing unnecessary information about transactions. HLS offers data compression, reducing the overall size of the blockchain network. Using this node can check the transaction history much faster, using fewer resources, which will also affect new nodes. This in turn reduces the cost of joining the network and running a node can ultimately lead to a more diversified and distributed community.

DIPAY (display.app) is a technology that collects and transmits payment information for online payments from customers to acquirers around the world. All this will make it possible to implement a large-scale project that has not yet been implemented by anyone. These four components will work in tandem to provide a single mechanism for Dirham.

DAH Token Distribution and Public Offerings

The first emission of DAH would release 11,000,000,000 tokens out of which 5% equivalent to 550000000 DAH would be allocated towards ICO. The initial coins supply are distributed as follows:

  • 83 % – IPO initial public offering (IPO) for using “stablecoin” as a stable digital asset. (0x72edd6a805cb82c5f8f5c8954b301dc059f29e1b)
  • 5 % – ICO to Republican investors and accredited investors for crowdfunding, receiving some remuneration and subsequent sale on trading platforms (no more than $148,500,000). (0xfee6c3ee37857ff3ae73cabba651acafcd7a67a0)
  • 3 % – remuneration, grants, and other financing. (0x10a9e61757b6c5af88053ba42d97fb385879d993)
  • 3 % – Dirham fund, for engineering development, building communities, and marketing activities. (0x476e0380bae4ace85c60db480341d5926e3a1d7a)
  • 6 % – for creators, team, and development. (0xe0b737ebace42bef7385e8e66a75b6e1085fef47)

The token is currently listed on Coinsbit exchange with trading pairs: DAH / BTC, DAH / ETH, DAH / LTC, and Finexbox exchange: DAH / BTC, DAH / ETH.

The ICO is currently live and would go on until 19th June 2021, users can buy DAH at a 25% discount during the initial buying phase. After the end of the ICO phase, the firm would also organize a 100 day staking period where uses would earn a 0.8% reward on the total number of staked coins.

IPO session for Dirham token on P2PB2B exchange is open. Users can participate in purchases with a 9% bonus on market sales. The session duration is 14 days, the sale is available on Finexbox, Coinsbit, and P2PB2B after the end of the IPO session. Available pairs: DAH / BTC, DAH / ETH, DAH / LTC, DAH / DASH, DAH / USD.

To learn more about Dirham visit Dirham.app

Registration key: https://dirham.app/?ref=8FwYdc (registration only by key).

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Blockchain and NFT technology Applications to become New Growth Drivers for Glory Star 17975

Glory Star New Media Group Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GSMG) (“Glory Star” or the “Company”), a leading digital media platform and content-driven e-commerce company in China, today announced the commencement of the commercial applications of its blockchain and non-fungible token (“NFT”) technologies through its digital copyright management platform (the “Platform”). The Platform will allow Glory Star to further explore business opportunities in NFT assets as potential new growth drivers for the Company.

Interest in NFTs derived from blockchain technology is growing rapidly. According to the latest data from nonfungible.com, the value of the entire NFT market has grown from less than $41 million three years ago to $338 million at the end of 2020, representing an increase of 724%. Furthermore, with the development of the digital global economy, production, operation, consumption, entertainment, and lifestyles are rapidly undergoing a digital transformation. This has led to data becoming one of the most important assets in this new digital economy. Consequently, new challenges in data authentication and authorization have also become important issues to consider, and blockchain technology could play a significant role in alleviating these challenges.

Glory Star’s Platform has been put to use in the Company’s copyright management system for its CHEERS video platform as well as the SaaS, point-redemption, and live-event modules for its CHEERS e-Mall. The Company’s Platform leverages cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain, big data, and artificial intelligence to store the key data for digital intellectual property (“IP”) in a blockchain database. The immutability, traceability, scalability, and transparency of blockchain technology enables the Company’s database to verify the integrity and security of these assets through all registration, search, and other processes. This ensures the credibility of the digital IP and the traceability of user operations to ensure a trustworthy and authoritative copyright platform.

Furthermore, the Company’s Platform offers effective tools for users to streamline copyright validation, storage, protection, and other transactional processes for digital assets to safeguard against copyright infringement. It also provides effective solutions for industry challenges in copyright verification, monitoring, and evidence collection. The Platform also provides digital asset blockchain certificates to validate copyright, deploys a digital-asset DNA database for cross-checking information and generating verification reports to monitor copyright, and leverages blockchain technology to enable the collection of ownership data, confirm the digital asset’s ownership online, and execute copyright transactions to generate funds by trading asset-backed securities through the blockchain. As previously announced, the Company has signed a cooperation agreement with Beijing Minsheng Art Museum to promote the application of NFT technologies for digital content. Both parties plan to further explore the feasibility of minting joint NFT assets and participating in the trading of NFT artwork and other collectible digital assets. In addition, Glory Star will integrate a new category of cultural and art collectibles on the Company’s CHEERS e-Mall platform, which will provide a boost to the circulation and promotion of Chinese artwork and further improve the content ecology on CHEERS applications.

Mr. Bing Zhang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Glory Star, commented, “As an innovator in the entertainment industry, we have always actively monitored the digital development of culture, media, and technology with great interest. Our commitment to R&D and investment in new technology has always been critical to our strategy to integrate our product ecosystem with the new digital economy. We are confident that such efforts will enhance the competitiveness of our products and fortify our industry leadership. Going forward, new applications for blockchain technology will be an important focus for us to promote rapid growth not only for Glory Star but for the entire digital content industry as well.”

Meet TABOO, the unique token that gives reward for every transaction 15571

TABOO

TABOO is a community-led project with absolute rug proof security, allowing all participants to participate in a completely secure ecosystem with a fully locked liquidity pool. They give a portion of each purchase to their faithful holders as a gift. With each transaction, your TABOO tokens will rise!

TABOO holders passively earn tokens by static incentives with a set 5% tax that is allocated to their holders’ ‘TABOO is a deflationary MEME token with a 7% transaction tax. 2 percent is indefinitely burnt from the stock, implying that the quantity of token in nature is still decreasing, making this token more difficult to obtain, raising the token’s price. 5 percent is allocated to all of our holders, implying that the number of tokens in your wallet is constantly increasing!

Team Tokens are secured by a DX auction, and liquidity is secured, providing our investors with complete security.

People behind TABOO 

The TABOO team is an entertainment and publishing blockchain platform initiative that uses NFTs to build an inspired and, most importantly, satisfied long term holder!

They are a deflationary meme token that brings you unique never-before-seen uncensored NFT material from world renowned beauties!

TABOO’s staff understands that the fundamentals of a good coin must be MARKETING! They need a crowd whose values are shared, and there is no question that as a group, they will push this coin well beyond the $100 million market cap in no time.

Roadmap

Q2 2021:

  • Launch Website
  • Presale
  • Airdrops
  • Whitepaper
  • CoinMarketCap listing

Q3 2021:

  • Top Tier CEX Listings
  • Deploy exclusive NFT content to premium TABOO holders
  • Banner ad campaigns
  • Glamour model/ pornstar marketing
  • Begin talks with leading online adult only websites

Tokenomics

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How to buy TABOO

To buy TABOO, you must first own some BNB and transfer it to your wallet. TABOO can then be obtained via PancakeSwap.

SEND BNB TO WALLET

1. Login to your binance.com account. select wallet and click “overview”.

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2. In your wallet overview, click “withdraw”.

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3. Once you’re in the withdrawal menu, select bnb, enter the withdrawal address (obtained from metamask), select binance smart chain as the transfer network, and enter the amount you want to withdraw.

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4. After selecting binance smart chain as the transfer network, a pop-up screen will appear. select “I understand”.

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5. The next steps are the same as with any other withdrawal. A confirmation screen will appear to inform you about the conversion rate, fees, and to allow you to review the transaction details once again.

6. Once confirmed, you’ll be asked to enter your verification code to approve the withdrawal.

Your transaction will be processed shortly. The funds should appear in your metamask wallet balance (under smart chain) within a few minutes after you receive the withdrawal confirmation email.

BUY TABOO ON PANCAKESWAP

1. Access to www.taboo.community

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2. Buy Taboo on pancakeswap

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ARNO Token is a Real Nano Technology Project for Investment 15719

Arno

Today, it is vital for businesses to cut and stabilize costs as much as possible. For industrial systems and processes, energy conservation is becoming a top priority. Art Nano (ARNO) is focused on integrating the use of carbon nanotechnology for energy storage and battery improvement technologies at a time when natural and non-renewable resources are rapidly depleting. Aside from depleting resources, energy storage is a significant concern, as the majority of losses occur during storage and transformation. ARNO has created carbon-based products that, when combined with current battery technology, can provide significant energy savings. The business has prioritized expansion and the creation of a decentralized and efficient distribution system that includes defi integration.

ARNO token project is quickly gaining traction as a promising investment opportunity. This initiative is a focused endeavour to finance the implementation of a scientifically sound, cutting-edge technology into long-standing supply chains in order to update existing and outdated systems that haven’t yet lost their utility. The ARNO token is heavily used in the project’s economic framework, and it serves as the centre of gravity for the entire ecosystem. Also, the most widely used cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, would be excluded. In the project and all of its elements, only ARNO will be used. It’s a high-liquidity project that takes place in the real world.

ARNO token has done its utmost to ensure that the actual state of affairs in the project corresponds to the roadmap and preparation that was done at the outset in order to fulfil the obligations to all the partners. The project is on route to meet its deadline and is on track to achieve its target. The truth is becoming more apparent every day as a result of recent events.

ARNO Joins Forces With The German Patent Office

ARNO has signed a memorandum of understanding with the German Agency for the Protection of Rights and Intellectual Property. It is this entity that will represent the entire project’s interests in matters such as patent filings, trademark registrations, and so on. This is a watershed moment for ARNO, the up-and-coming secondary power solution provider using Defi and Nanotechnology.

The incorporation of a German trademark would include much-needed intellectual property registration, enabling them to move forward with the mass production of their carbon nanotubes, which could be combined with existing battery technology. Furthermore, in the future, they will be responsible for filing patent applications, as well as their registration and receipt, trademarks, and intellectual property in general.

Integrated PayPal Payment Option

In the field of partner fees, there have been several improvements. The PayPal-based payment acceptance system is fully operational after almost three weeks of adjustment and clarification of the complexities, which we consider to be a significant accomplishment. This platform now has the PayPal payment option, allowing customers to buy and sell the native token, ARNO token, with ease. Provided that it would work with defi, this would also help them simplify the payment process.

Successful negotiations with Monbat Groups

ARNO is also looking for potential future partners, such as lead-acid battery suppliers, as well as partnering with the Bulgarian government to secure space for the project’s laboratory and production base. In Bulgaria, a management company has already been established to oversee the project’s implementation throughout the European Union’s territory.

Furthermore, in Bulgaria, talks with the Monbat group of companies, one of the largest European manufacturers and distributors of lead-acid batteries, have been fruitful over the last two weeks. An agreement was reached on our project, receiving a portion of the shares in a joint venture for the development of carbon nanomaterials produced by our company at specially designated sites in Bulgaria and the incorporation of technologies developed by us into the final product’s production process.

Samples of the carbon nanomaterials have already been sent for testing, and models of batteries will be manufactured specifically for this project in the near future, with testing of working samples beginning at the factory according to agreed international standards. In addition, the produced samples will be sent to our laboratory for a thorough examination. Furthermore, talks with the Advanced Research and Technologies company are underway to begin designing installations – reactors for the serial processing of carbon nanomaterials that will be used – as well as developing design estimates. This contract is expected to close soon as well.

Conclusion

ARNO is, without a doubt, the future of authentic nanotechnology projects that are ideal for investment. It’s a project with a lot of liquidity that occurs in the real world. The project has already gained traction, and deals are being closed on a regular basis. ARNO Token investments are investments in the high-tech manufacturing of truly essential goods. The project’s benefit is ensured by access to the accumulated funds and the physical development of the project’s capitalization value. ARNO’s promises are becoming a reality with each passing day.

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ZHU Announces Plans to Build NFT-based Fan Community 17079

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.”

Crypto Investing Re-invented Following BlackDragon’s New Platform Launch 15843

BlackDragon

BlackDragon, the early-stage crypto investing fundraising group, has launched its new decentralized blockchain-native Platform this (Sunday, the 9th of May 2021).

This milestone will make investing both more convenient and simpler for those seeking the highest returns for their capital. With over 1,000 community members and an average ROI of 40x in 2020, BlackDragon has enabled everyday investors to see returns previously only reserved for those with privileged access, extensive crypto networks, and the ability to put in countless hours of dedicated research.

Our newly developed platform is a crypto investors’ one-stop-shop where investors can take comfort knowing that the experienced BlackDragon team has vetted projects and conducted the appropriate due diligence.

The cohesive and beautifully designed app compiles the various projects with the key fundraising data associated with each and provides links to research, key socials, and ROI on previous projects. All the user has to do is bridge their tokens, lock them up to calculate their pro-rata percentage amount, and decide which projects they would like to invest in. Then, with the push of a button, their capital is allocated to prime early-stage projects of their choice.

Apart from sleek UX/UI design, which allows users to easily navigate and search through deals, the app’s biggest innovation is that it runs on the xDAI network, making transactions cheaper, faster, and more efficient. The mechanism allows xDAI tokens to be bridged to and from the ETH blockchain.

And this is where the BlackDragon Token comes into play. The BlackDragon Token (BDT) is an integral part of the BlackDragon investing ecosystem, as it grants access to the platform itself and is used for calculating investment allocations. The way it works is this – if you want a higher project allocation, you need to lock more xBDT.

It is important to note that xBDT tokens can be locked by users via integrated smart contracts, meaning each user gets to decide how many tokens they want to lock/unlock for a certain period. Subsequently, the tokens are locked for 6 months, stimulating stable price appreciation.

BlackDragon currently offers access to their investing services based on the following levels:

Level 0

White Dragon

250+ BD Tokens

Access to 60% of deals

Level 1

Green Dragon

1,000+ BD Tokens

Access to 90% of deals

Level 2

Yellow Dragon

5,000+ BD Tokens

Access to 95% of deals

Level 3

Black Dragon

10,000+ BD Tokens

Access to 100% of deals

If you’re considering getting into crypto investing, but have no idea where to start, or if you’re a seasoned trader and want to save time on research and gain exclusive access to preliminary deals while enjoying a premium UX/UI experience, then BlackDragon is your gateway to convenient and successful crypto gains.