Online Gambling & Bitcoin SV: a partnership fit for purpose 13218

For years, the gambling industry has been told bitcoin is the future but, as yet, there has been little substance to match the hype. CalvinAyre.com aim to bring simplicity and accessibility to world they feel is not being utilized simply through the understandable fear of the unknown.

The top line benefits should catch the eye enough to at least help betting operators read further: no chargebacks (the blockchain is an immutable ledger) and VERY low (less than a cent) transaction fees.

But here’s the bit that you may not know: Bitcoin in its original format (Bitcoin SV) is way more than a payment system, it benefits players, regulators, content providers and operators. The CalvinAyre.com Bitcoin for Gambling resource page offers detail on the what, why and how of bitcoin integration.

BSV also offers ‘provably fair’ gaming. How so? By recording game data on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. By writing slot spins or hand histories to the public ledger, recording the random seed that created them, players can then access these seeds and use the game’s algorithm, either provided on the operators site or a third party providers, to recreate the results for themselves.

But isn’t bitcoin all ‘black market’ and ‘dark web’? In a lot of instances, yes, but not with BSV. How so? Due to BSV’s commitment to follow laws and regulations, which all Bitcoin SV businesses subscribe to. BSV is an immutable ledger so every transaction and piece of data stored is transparent. Private does not mean anonymous.

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KuCoin Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with New Spotlight, KuChain Updates and Porsche 911 Giveaway 5982

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.

MyBTC.ca Now Let’s Canadian’s Buy Bitcoin with Credit Cards Instantly 8890

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Bitcoin is showing strong signs of going parabolic before Christmas. As a result, thousands of Canadians are scrambling to buy a stake in the world’s favorite cryptocurrency. Doing so is also easy, thanks to MyBTC.ca now making it possible to buy Bitcoin with credit cards in Canada in a matter of seconds.

Being Able to Buy Bitcoin with Credit Cards in Canada is a Big Deal

Buying Bitcoin in Canada hasn’t always been as easy as you might think. Even today, Canadian’s who use international exchanges like Coinbase often have to wait for 2-weeks to have exchange accounts verified. This is why the past year has seen local exchanges like MyBTC.ca skyrocket in popularity.

Sadly, even when using local exchanges, paying for Bitcoin via bank transfer can still take up to 24-hours. Now, though, this is no longer the case.

How to Buy Bitcoin with Credit Card or Debit Card Instantly

Starting in time for this year’s Bitcoin bull run, MyBTC.ca has launched a new instant credit and debit card Bitcoin  payment portal powered by Simplex.

  • Buying Bitcoin is now as easy as entering the amount of BTC you want to purchase, followed by your Bitcoin wallet address.
  • After one-time identity verification with Simplex, all transactions settle instantly.

Now Canadian’s Can Buy Bitcoin Instantly at Current Market Rates

Until now, one of the only ways to buy Bitcoin instantly in Canada has been via Bitcoin ATMs. Sadly, Bitcoin ATMs charge high-fees. Using ATMs can pose more than a few physical security risks. Thankfully, Canadians can now buy Bitcoin instantly at current market rates, right from the comfort of their own smartphone. Don’t get left behind by the next Bitcoin bull run. If you are in Canada, visit MyBTC.ca now to buy Bitcoin faster, more securely, and more affordably, than at any other exchange.

Tokensoft Facilitates Launch of First Blockchain IPO With INX Limited 11273

Digital asset exchange INX Ltd. launches the first blockchain IPO in the US utilizing the Tokensoft technology platform. Following the successful launch of the first SEC-registered mutual fund, ArCoin, Tokensoft Inc. (Tokensoft) is excited to announce the launch of the first Blockchain IPO with digital asset exchange INX Ltd. (INX) on the Tokensoft platform, now available on the INX website. The INX launch is the first foreign IPO (F-1 Offering) of a digital security token in the US that has received effectiveness from the SEC and reflects the growing confidence that the SEC has in customers utilizing Tokensoft’s blockchain infrastructure.

he following Tokensoft services are being utilized by INX to facilitate its launch:

  • Tokensoft Offering Platform — To shepherd investors through compliance procedures and the IPO subscription process by enforcing regulatory requirements in every US state to meet Blue Sky filing requirements.
  • Tokensoft Investment Accounts — To enable IPO investors to self-manage blockchain-based investments
  • Tokensoft Transfer Agent — To provide shareholder services and blockchain administration services using Hub Security.

INX’s engagement of Tokensoft began with a key ceremony to ensure the highest level of security in administering the INX security Token pursuant to a process audited by Ernst and Young.

Development work then occurred to create  INX’s security token through usage of the  Tokensoft-developed, Ethereum ERC-1404 standard. The INX security tokens include features such as the ability to automate employee lock-up requirements using the blockchain.

Additional integrations with Anchorage and BitGo have been performed in order to provide INX investors with a myriad of custody options.

 

Mycelium Partners with BlocPal to Enable Crypto-Fiat Solutions for Next Generation Mycelium Wallet 11167

Mycelium, creators of The Default Bitcoin Wallet, have partnered with BlocPal International, a leading global fintech and blockchain technology company, to strengthen their offering of crypto-fiat features in their next generation Mycelium Wallet. The upgraded wallet will provide consumers with more options to use their crypto to transact with traditional fiat banking and payment related services. The partnership will also provide Mycelium users in the USA and Canada with a Mycelium credit card which can be loaded from their Mycelium wallet balances. Mycelium credit cards are also planned to be rolled out later to users across Europe, the United Kingdom and South America.

Mycelium is one of the world’s most established blockchain brands. The Mycelium wallet launched in 2012 and is now one of the most widely used digital wallets on the planet. With over 2.2 million downloads on the Android and Apple app stores, the platform has an active user base of over 235,000 users facilitating over 10 thousand daily cryptocurrency transactions. According to Alexander Kuzmin, founder and CEO of Mycelium, “this strategic partnership with BlocPal helps us continue to scale as a global, consumer focused brand. By offering more options to use crypto together with traditional fiat payment transactions and bank cards, we are able to deliver a powerful, fully integrated experience to our users.”

BlocPal is a Vancouver-based, global fintech company providing first-of-class enterprise, blockchain-based technology to both consumers and enterprise customers. BlocPal provides customers with digital transaction solutions via API and customized white label services. An essential part of the Company’s platform is the BlocPal blockchain which securely manages both crypto and fiat transactions with Know-Your-Customer (KYC) verification to ensure regulatory compliance. “We are really excited to have Mycelium integrate BlocPal’s services into the Mycelium wallet,” said Nick Mellios, CEO of BlocPal. “Partnering with such a well respected brand is a great way to showcase our integrated fintech services for digital wallets. We are committed to helping the Mycelium team achieve its goals for future service levels and consumer adoption.”

The upgraded Mycelium wallet will allow users to create native BlocPal blockchain wallet addresses and deposit BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC and USDT to their wallet address to conduct instant transactions with each of these cryptocurrencies. Using the crypto funds deposited, users will be able to load their virtual and physical Mycelium credit cards for transactions with merchants around the world. Users will also be able to recharge airtime minutes with over 132 countries worldwide, make bill payments and pay with crypto instantly at any merchant participating in the BlocPal merchant network.

SpaceChain Executes First Multisignature Blockchain Transaction in Space with GomSpace Hardware 12565

SpaceChain UK Limited (SpaceChain) today announced the successful execution of the first multisignature blockchain transaction in space, marking the completion of a significant milestone supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) Space Solutions as a Kick-start Activity. The transaction was performed by SpaceChain co-founder and CTO Jeff Garzik. The transaction slip has been made available for public viewing.

In December 2019, SpaceChain launched a testbed for blockchain multisignature authentication service to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket via Nanoracks. The multisignature transaction was delivered through a blockchain hardware installed on the ISS – a powerful onboard computer supplied by GomSpace that was designed for state-of-the-art data processing. The ISS demonstration was also made possible by Nanoracks and its Space Act agreement with NASA. Nanoracks provided the necessary expertise and technology through its Nanolab platform, creating an efficient way for space utilization that is conducive for space research and testing.

“Executing the multisignature transaction in space encapsulates our continuous efforts in building out an open-source blockchain-based satellite network that is secure and immutable,” said Jeff Garzik, SpaceChain co-founder and CTO. “SpaceChain aims to be the one-stop solutions provider for the integration of blockchain and space. As we continue to identify more use cases for blockchain-based satellite networks in space, we hope to bring blockchain to mass adoption.”

SpaceChain has conducted stringent testing to ensure robust and reliable connectivity between the blockchain hardware in space and land-based infrastructure on Earth. With the added remoteness and security of space infrastructure, new digital products can be built upon the technology and use cases identified for digital banks and fintech companies. Upon initiating the multisignature transaction, the encrypted data was transmitted securely through a ground station to the ISS, which holds a private key to verify and approve the transaction.

“It’s an incredible honor to be selected by SpaceChain as the main supplier for its blockchain hardware wallet. The success of the first multisignature blockchain transaction in space demonstrates the onboard computer’s capabilities in supporting decentralized constellations in space with unparalleled data processing performance,” said Niels Buus, CEO of GomSpace. “This milestone has built momentum for the use of space systems and services in the commercial market, and we are excited to further integrate our innovative technologies to help SpaceChain achieve its goals in space and beyond.”

SpaceChain’s added security and resilience for integrated space and blockchain technology will provide a solid base for building out future solutions, as it continues to explore and develop applications based on its platform in collaboration with reputable and best-in-class alliance partners.

About SpaceChain
SpaceChain fosters decentralized infrastructure for the New Space Economy. By combining space and blockchain technologies SpaceChain is making the development of space applications easier and making space more accessible. SpaceChain UK Limited is a subsidiary of SpaceChain Limited. For more information, visit spacechain.com.

About GomSpace
GomSpace is a space company with a mission to be engaged in the global market for space systems and services by introducing new products, i.e. components, platforms and systems based on innovation within professional nanosatellites. The company is listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier exchange under the ticker GOMX. FNCA Sweden AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, visit gomspace.com.

About the European Space Agency
The European Space Agency’s Kick-start Activity Program is designed to make it easier for entrepreneurs and start-ups to explore thematic areas with promising business potential and to create new commercial services and applications relying on space assets and data. Successful Kick-start projects can be further developed with additional funding from European Space Agency Space Solutions. For more information, visit business.esa.int.

Secure Cryptophones 12112

In the recent past, various eye-opening revelations have been made about spying by government and private organizations. As a result, there has been a growing interest in how people can keep their communications private. After all, nobody likes to have his or her private conversations being snooped on.

Why Digital Privacy Matters So Much

Today, most people have their lives connected to their digital identities. With just a few keystrokes, hackers could empty your bank account and take measures that destroy your lives and the lives of those around you. Today, keeping your private communications is not simply a matter of philosophy; it is about guarding your livelihood. There are numerous examples of people who have their finances ruined because their private details leaked online.

How to Preserve Privacy

Today, there are various options for preserving privacy. For instance, you can opt to use a messaging service that offers end-to-end encryption. There are encrypted email services that allow you to send and receive encrypted emails to your friends and business partners. In general, there are numerous platforms and tools online to help you protect your privacy. It is especially important when you are sending sensitive documents with personal details.

Using Encrypted Phones

The problem with using encrypted apps and platforms is that communications still take place over an unsecured phone. As a result, even when those snooping on you cannot access these services, they can still access the phone itself and discover private details about you.

It is the reason why people seeking more protection are turning to encrypted phones. Cryptophones, as secure encrypted phones are called, offer a high degree of privacy protection compared to using individual apps. The pones use high-grade encryption to protect every aspect of the phone.

Consequently, those trying to gain access to any secure information will fail. Another benefit of these phones is that they encrypt voice communications between the two parties using the phones. The result is that anyone can discuss sensitive information on air without the fear that their information is visible to third parties, who might have malicious intent.

How to Pick a Secured Encrypted Phone

Besides communication, a modern Cryptophone should enable you to conduct financial transactions anonymously. You should thus go for a phone with full cryptocurrency supports. Cryptocurrencies ensure that your financial transactions do not go through a central hub, where they can be tracked.

Another you should look for is protection from GMS and GPS location tracking and IMSI catcher. The feature ensures that not only is your digital footprint protected but your physical movements also remain private.

A good example of a cryptophone that secures your privacy is the secure, encrypted Ano Phone from Germany. The phone is fitted with a protected Android OS that eliminates the risky backdoor APIs and Google library with tracking services. It arrives with a mobile-first secure private VPN service, and a firewall. It ensures all your private details remain protected at all times. The phone also brings support for cryptocurrencies and other payment options in favor of discerning customers. In recent comparisons and longterm tests, Ano Phone encryption on the hardware disk and the communication with end-to-end have been confirmed. In addition to the high-level security layer, it takes care of the OS performance, not slowing down though meeting the high encryption requirement and saving your battery with VPN running without leaks or interruptions.

Another option is the EMP line of phones from Canada. These phones also offer encrypted storage as well as secure voice and text communication. Other features included in the phone are secure call history protection, dynamic key generation after each call with same phone, and the lack of a central key management system. The device protects the data on the disk by software encryption. The product is not optimized for VPN usage for longterm but compatible for VPN on Wireless Lan without mobile data connections. By customer support, additional end-to-end communication tools can be purchased.

Besides, we found a lot of bad apples on the market with different brand names that still offer Google and Blackberry devices with built-in backdoors. Features like remote access, remote wipe, enrollment or distribution let you give up control to the provider, put privacy at risk and are a red flag.

Summary

In general, if your line of work entails handling sensitive communications over the internet, it is important to protect yourself. You never know what malicious actor could be dropping in on your calls. Cryptophones are also great for anyone who values their privacy and who wants to stay safe amidst the growing digitization of everyday life and the growth in cybercrime, especially identity theft.