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Stellar Lumens HODL alert: 2017 Round up, Partnerships, Lumens vs. Other Cryptos

Welcome everyone! The future of Stellar Lumens is bright! Today we will look at the accomplishments of Stellar.org in 2017.
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2017 Round Up
IBM / Stellar Partnership
• Kik Messenger’s KIN coin to move from Ethereum to Stellar in 2018
• Stellar ATM introduced in Singapore
• Jed McCaleb confirms IBM/Stellar has 30 banks on board (Youtube Video)
Lightyear.io enables forward thinking financial entities to easily join the Stellar ecosystem.
• IBM adds 8 new validators from 8 different countries onto the Stellar network (article)
Forbes calls Stellar “venmo, but on a global scale - and for larger bodies like banks and corporations.”
• Stellar Lumens Is Up 6,300% Since March and Is Aiming for Big Blockchain Partners (article)
• Many new partnerships (listed below) that will be using the Stellar network in 2018.
Binance and GoPax Exchanges Adds Stellar
Ledger Nano S support is now available for Lumens (XLM)
• The next coin to break into the top 10 cryptos (article)
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2017 Partnerships & Financial Institutions
IBM - is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries. IBM partnered with Stellar to help financial institutions address the processes of universal cross-border payments, designed to reduce the settlement time and lower the cost of completing global payments for businesses and consumers.
SatoshiPay - a web payment system that helps online publishers monetize digital assets like news articles, videos, or PDFs in tiny increments without friction.
EXCH.ONE - is a FinTech software company based in Switzerland currently working to integrate its platform and its first technology adopter Euro Exchange Securities UK Ltd. into the Stellar network. This addition to the Stellar network will bring access to currency markets of South and Central America,UK and a number of EU countries.
Novati (ASX:NOV) - is an Australian-based software technology and payment services provider. Novatti is currently working to integrate it’s platform into the Stellar network with the ultimate aim to build a global money transfer solution to provide cross border, cross currency and cross asset payments.
Pundi X - is an Indonesia based fintech company that provides POS device, debit card, multi-currency wallet that empowers individuals to buy and sell cryptocurrency at any physical store in the world. They say "buying cryptocurrency should be as easy as buying a bottled water."
MoneyMatch - is a Malaysia based fintech startup that provides a fully-digital peer-to-peer currency exchange platform for customers to transfer and exchange foreign currencies with complete ease and at great value. The company plans to integrate with the Stellar network and enable pay in and pay out from Malaysia.
Streami - is a Korea based fintech company that offers blockchain enabled cross-border remittance service and recently launched a cryptocurrency exchange. The partnership extends both on the exchange side and remittance operations.
Neoframe - is developing and marketing trading solutions for big brokerage firms in Korea and extends its business to blockchain based applications. Neoframe developed high performance centralized cryptocurrency exchange as well as secure wallet solutions and is working with big financial players. The company is planning to launch a remittance business for ASEAN countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, Brunei) using Stellar.
SureRemit($RMT) - is a Nigeria based global non-cash remittances company. SureRemit leverages the Stellar blockchain platform to connect immigrants abroad directly with merchants that provide the services needed by their loved ones back home. With Remit tokens, immigrants all over the world can access digital shopping vouchers that can be spent on goods and services at accepting merchants wherever they are.
Cowrie Integrated Systems - is a Nigerian based Value Added Service Provider. Cowrie provides services at the intersection between telecoms and finance. Cowrie recently joined the Stellar network to bring novel fintech services to the African market.
Smartlands - is a Stellar-based platform designed to create a new class of low-risk tokens, secured by real, profitable assets in the real-world economy. Smartlands is designed to promote investments in the agricultural sector by allowing investment in individual projects, agricultural companies or indexes of groups of projects. These investments will be fully collateralized by agricultural real estate, other productive assets such as fruit or nut trees or, in some cases, the actual crop.
Klick-Ex - is an award winning regional cross-border payments system delivering financial infrastructure for emerging markets. It has been responsible for dramatic uptake in digital financial services in unbanked regions of the world, and lowering costs for banks, central banks and consumers in low liquidity currencies. Its key presence is in the Pacific and Europe, and it is a founding member of www.APFII.org processing more than 775,000 transactions per second, per billion of population (source).
Mobius - Mobius connects any app, device, and data stream to the blockchain ecosystem. Our simple and easy to use bidirectional API allows non-blockchain developers to easily connect resources to smart contracts and more. The Mobius MVP acts like Stripe for Blockchain by introducing innovative standards for cross-blockchain login, payment, smart contract management, and oracles. The Mobius Team includes David Gobaud, Jed McCaleb (Stellar.org founder), Jackson Palmer (creator of Dogecoin), and Chandler Guo (notorious Bitcoin & blockchain investor).
Chaineum - Chaineum, the first French ICO Boutique, will use the Stellar network for upcoming ICOs. “Chaineum is positioned as the first “ICO Boutique” in France, providing a range of end-to-end services to companies and international start-ups wishing to develop with this new funding mechanism. Chaineum is preparing 8 ICOs by the end of 2017, for European, North American and Asian companies, of which cumulative amount could reach € 200 million." (source)
Poseidon Foundation - Poseidon will simplify the carbon credit market with the creation of an ecosystem built on Stellar.org’s blockchain technology. This technology will prevent double counting of carbon and will be consistent across jurisdictions, making it easier for companies to deliver and measure progress towards their climate targets or other goals such as deforestation-free commitments.
Remitr - Remitr is a global platform for cross border payments, licensed in Canada. Remitr uses the Stellar network for international settlements for businesses as well as other payment partners. Remitr’s own payout network of 63 countries, comprising several currencies, is extended onto the Stellar network.
MSewa Software Solution (MSS) - MSewa Software Solution (MSS) Payments provides a one-stop digital payment service available across the Globe. MSS Payments aims at serving the consumers (Banked, Unbanked and Underbanked) with mobile banking facilities on the move from anywhere by transferring funds in their mobile phone.
PesaChoice - PesaChoice is a leader in international bill payment services for the African diaspora. PesaChoice aims at making international bill payment process easy, seamless, secure, with reasonable and competitive service fees, and up to date technological advances.
SendX - Singapore based SendX, in partnership with Stellar, is the better way to move money worldwide. The SendX team believes that the future of transactions is decentralized and distributed, bringing true equity to everyone across the value chain.
VoguePay - VoguePay, with offices in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, is partnering with Stellar to become the cheapest and most efficient way to send money between the United Kingdom and Nigeria. In the coming months, they expect to expand this service to other selected African countries.
HashCash - Hashcash consultants build financial solutions for banks and financial institutions over blockchain. We leverage the Stellar platform to build products that vastly improve the remittance and payments experience for banks and their customers. Transfers happen lightning fast at a fraction of current rates and operational cost is significantly reduced. HashCash is headquartered in India, with operations across South Asia and the Gulf.
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Stellar Lumens vs Other Cryptocurrencies
Lumens vs. Bitcoin: Jed McCaleb spoke at Distributed Markets in 2017 about the advantages, but more importantly, the disadvantages of Bitcoin. Listen to the talk here. Jed said, “Bitcoin is this awesome innovation. The first thing it does is converts a real world resource, electricity, into a digital asset. So it takes something from the real world and puts it into the digital realm. The second thing it does is provides immutable public record. It’s basically a database that everyone can see but no one change arbitrarily… That’s great, Bitcoin solves the double spin problem [ of proving possession and transmitting volume]… [However, to fix the problems of bitcoin] you might think well maybe we’ll just kind of keep adding [software] to Bitcoin until we get there, but that’s not really the way software works. You want to have the design from the beginning and solve these simple issues. Bitcoin was designed to be a new currency, it wasn’t really designed to be this unifying universal payment network. So that’s what Stellar does. It solves these three remaining issues.”
Lumens vs. Bitcoin #2: According to wired.com, "Bitcoin mining guzzles energy - and it's carbon footprint just keeps growing." Wired says "Today, each bitcoin transaction requires the same amount of energy used to power nine homes in the US for one day... The total energy use of this web of hardware is huge—an estimated 31 terawatt-hours per year. More than 150 individual countries in the world consume less energy annually. And that power-hungry network is currently increasing its energy use every day by about 450 gigawatt-hours, roughly the same amount of electricity the entire country of Haiti uses in a year." Because Stellar is based on a consensus algorithm rather than mining, it takes much less energy to run the Stellar network. The Poseidon Foundation decided to build their platform on Stellar rather than Ethereum or Bitcoin because of this (twitter source).
Lumens ICO tokens vs. Ethereum ICO tokens: According to Stellar.org, "traditionally, ICO tokens have been issued on the Ethereum network in the form of ERC20 tokens. ERC20 tokens are easy to issue and are infinitely customizable using Ethereum’s smart contracting language. However, recent events have highlighted and exacerbated some weaknesses of the network, including slow transaction processing times for the network during ICOs and increasingly expensive gas prices (by fiat standards) for transactions and smart contract execution. Moreover, many organizations require only basic tokens; they adopt the risk of Ethereum’s Turing complete programming language without taking advantage of many of its benefits."
"While Ethereum has the most expressive programming capabilities, we believe Stellar is the best choice for ICOs that do not require complex smart contracts. Stellar’s primary goal is to facilitate issuing and trading tokens, especially those tied to legal commitments by known organizations, such as claims on real-world assets or fiat currency."
Stellar vs. Ethereum #2: The median transaction time on Stellar is 5 seconds, compared to approximately 3.5 minutes on Ethereum (source). Stellar has a negligible transaction fee (.00001 XLM ~= $0.0000002) with no gas fee for computation, while depending on the complexity of the computation, the median cost for a transfer on the Ethereum network is $0.094. Security: While both Stellar and Ethereum run on a decentralized network, the Stellar network has fewer security pitfalls. Stellar uses atomic transactions comprised of simple, declarative operations while Ethereum uses turing complete programming capabilities which produces less auditable code and greater risk of exploitable vulnerabilities (source). Recently, a security flaw in the Ethereum network froze millions of dollars. According to Mobius ariticle written by David Gobaud, "On November 6, 2017, Github user deveps199 'accidentally' triggered a bug in Parity, a popular Ethereum mult-sig wallet, that froze more than $152 million in Ether across 151 addresses. The bug impacted several token sales including Polkadot, which has had ~$98 million out of its recent $145 million sale frozen."
"Mobius had none of its ongoing pre-sale Ether frozen because we do not trust Ethereum’s Smart Contract based multi-sig wallets given the vast Turing complete attack surface and did not use one. Security broadly is one of the main reasons the MOBI token that powers the DApp Store is a Stellar Protocol token and not an Ethereum token."
Lumens vs. Ripple: According to Wall Street Bitcoin Exchange, "Many investors like to compare the company [Stellar] to Ripple, and there are a lot of similarities, being that some of the founders worked on the Ripple team. In what can now be looked at as another blockchain development drama that plays out on chat boards and in interviews all across the globe. Stellar declared they fixed Ripple’s problems with their hard fork, however, Ripple has failed to admit to any of the flaws in its design that the Stellar team has pointed out." The article concludes by saying, "We Choose XLM Over XRP For 2018. That is why we are going with Stellar Lumens over Ripple in our portfolio for the rest of 2017 and 2018. After holding Ripple for a long time this year, it just never seems to make the big break like other names with bigger market caps like Bitcoin Cash, Dash, and Litecoin have. While we are holding on most all our larger market caps, we feel that Stellar Lumens will be one of the break out coins for 2018."
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Conclusion
The stellar.org team is doing an amazing job making partnerships and pioneering the use of blockchain technology for various types of transactions. What we are seeing is a new technology that can actually be used to solve real-world problems. As a community, we need to continue supporting Stellar and we will quickly see it power transactions across the world. What are your thoughts about Stellar? What do you see in the future of Stellar? Any important news you want to share? Comment below.
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Decred Journal — June 2018

Note: You can read this on GitHub, Medium or old Reddit to see the 207 links.

Development

The biggest announcement of the month was the new kind of decentralized exchange proposed by @jy-p of Company 0. The Community Discussions section considers the stakeholders' response.
dcrd: Peer management and connectivity improvements. Some work for improved sighash algo. A new optimization that gives 3-4x faster serving of headers, which is great for SPV. This was another step towards multipeer parallel downloads – check this issue for a clear overview of progress and planned work for next months (and some engineering delight). As usual, codebase cleanup, improvements to error handling, test infrastructure and test coverage.
Decrediton: work towards watching only wallets, lots of bugfixes and visual design improvements. Preliminary work to integrate SPV has begun.
Politeia is live on testnet! Useful links: announcement, introduction, command line voting example, example proposal with some votes, mini-guide how to compose a proposal.
Trezor: Decred appeared in the firmware update and on Trezor website, currently for testnet only. Next steps are mainnet support and integration in wallets. For the progress of Decrediton support you can track this meta issue.
dcrdata: Continued work on Insight API support, see this meta issue for progress overview. It is important for integrations due to its popularity. Ongoing work to add charts. A big database change to improve sorting on the Address page was merged and bumped version to 3.0. Work to visualize agenda voting continues.
Ticket splitting: 11-way ticket split from last month has voted (transaction).
Ethereum support in atomicswap is progressing and welcomes more eyeballs.
decred.org: revamped Press page with dozens of added articles, and a shiny new Roadmap page.
decredinfo.com: a new Decred dashboard by lte13. Reddit announcement here.
Dev activity stats for June: 245 active PRs, 184 master commits, 25,973 added and 13,575 deleted lines spread across 8 repositories. Contributions came from 2 to 10 developers per repository. (chart)

Network

Hashrate: growth continues, the month started at 15 and ended at 44 PH/s with some wild 30% swings on the way. The peak was 53.9 PH/s.
F2Pool was the leader varying between 36% and 59% hashrate, followed by coinmine.pl holding between 18% and 29%. In response to concerns about its hashrate share, F2Pool made a statement that they will consider measures like rising the fees to prevent growing to 51%.
Staking: 30-day average ticket price is 94.7 DCR (+3.4). The price was steadily rising from 90.7 to 95.8 peaking at 98.1. Locked DCR grew from 3.68 to 3.81 million DCR, the highest value was 3.83 million corresponding to 47.87% of supply (+0.7% from previous peak).
Nodes: there are 240 public listening and 115 normal nodes per dcred.eu. Version distribution: 57% on v1.2.0 (+12%), 25% on v1.1.2 (-13%), 14% on v1.1.0 (-1%). Note: the reported count of non-listening nodes has dropped significantly due to data reset at decred.eu. It will take some time before the crawler collects more data. On top of that, there is no way to exactly count non-listening nodes. To illustrate, an alternative data source, charts.dcr.farm showed 690 reachable nodes on Jul 1.
Extraordinary event: 247361 and 247362 were two nearly full blocks. Normally blocks are 10-20 KiB, but these blocks were 374 KiB (max is 384 KiB).

ASICs

Update from Obelisk: shipping is expected in first half of July and there is non-zero chance to meet hashrate target.
Another Chinese ASIC spotted on the web: Flying Fish D18 with 340 GH/s at 180 W costing 2,200 CNY (~340 USD). (asicok.comtranslated, also on asicminervalue)
dcrASIC team posted a farewell letter. Despite having an awesome 16 nm chip design, they decided to stop the project citing the saturated mining ecosystem and low profitability for their potential customers.

Integrations

bepool.org is a new mining pool spotted on dcred.eu.
Exchange integrations:
Two OTC trading desks are now shown on decred.org exchanges page.
BitPro payment gateway added Decred and posted on Reddit. Notably, it is fully functional without javascript or cookies and does not ask for name or email, among other features.
Guarda Wallet integrated Decred. Currently only in their web wallet, but more may come in future. Notable feature is "DCR purchase with a bank card". See more details in their post or ask their representative on Reddit. Important: do your best to understand the security model before using any wallet software.

Adoption

Merchants:
BlueYard Capital announced investment in Decred and the intent to be long term supporters and to actively participate in the network's governance. In an overview post they stressed core values of the project:
There are a few other remarkable characteristics that are a testament to the DNA of the team behind Decred: there was no sale of DCR to investors, no venture funding, and no payment to exchanges to be listed – underscoring that the Decred team and contributors are all about doing the right thing for long term (as manifested in their constitution for the project).
The most encouraging thing we can see is both the quality and quantity of high calibre developers flocking to the project, in addition to a vibrant community attaching their identity to the project.
The company will be hosting an event in Berlin, see Events below.
Arbitrade is now mining Decred.

Events

Attended:
Upcoming:

Media

stakey.club: a new website by @mm:
Hey guys! I'd like to share with you my latest adventure: Stakey Club, hosted at stakey.club, is a website dedicated to Decred. I posted a few articles in Brazilian Portuguese and in English. I also translated to Portuguese some posts from the Decred Blog. I hope you like it! (slack)
@morphymore translated Placeholder's Decred Investment Thesis and Richard Red's write-up on Politeia to Chinese, while @DZ translated Decred Roadmap 2018 to Italian and Russian, and A New Kind of DEX to Italian and Russian.
Second iteration of Chinese ratings released. Compared to the first issue, Decred dropped from 26 to 29 while Bitcoin fell from 13 to 17. We (the authors) restrain ourselves commenting on this one.
Videos:
Audio:
Featured articles:
Articles:

Community Discussions

Community stats: Twitter followers 40,209 (+1,091), Reddit subscribers 8,410 (+243), Slack users 5,830 (+172), GitHub 392 stars and 918 forks of dcrd repository.
An update on our communication systems:
Jake Yocom-Piatt did an AMA on CryptoTechnology, a forum for serious crypto tech discussion. Some topics covered were Decred attack cost and resistance, voting policies, smart contracts, SPV security, DAO and DPoS.
A new kind of DEX was the subject of an extensive discussion in #general, #random, #trading channels as well as Reddit. New channel #thedex was created and attracted more than 100 people.
A frequent and fair question is how the DEX would benefit Decred. @lukebp has put it well:
Projects like these help Decred attract talent. Typically, the people that are the best at what they do aren’t driven solely by money. They want to work on interesting projects that they believe in with other talented individuals. Launching a DEX that has no trading fees, no requirement to buy a 3rd party token (including Decred), and that cuts out all middlemen is a clear demonstration of the ethos that Decred was founded on. It helps us get our name out there and attract the type of people that believe in the same mission that we do. (slack)
Another concern that it will slow down other projects was addressed by @davecgh:
The intent is for an external team to take up the mantle and build it, so it won't have any bearing on the current c0 roadmap. The important thing to keep in mind is that the goal of Decred is to have a bunch of independent teams on working on different things. (slack)
A chat about Decred fork resistance started on Twitter and continued in #trading. Community members continue to discuss the finer points of Decred's hybrid system, bringing new users up to speed and answering their questions. The key takeaway from this chat is that the Decred chain is impossible to advance without votes, and to get around that the forker needs to change the protocol in a way that would make it clearly not Decred.
"Against community governance" article was discussed on Reddit and #governance.
"The Downside of Democracy (and What it Means for Blockchain Governance)" was another article arguing against on-chain governance, discussed here.
Reddit recap: mining rig shops discussion; how centralized is Politeia; controversial debate on photos of models that yielded useful discussion on our marketing approach; analysis of a drop in number of transactions; concerns regarding project bus factor, removing central authorities, advertising and full node count – received detailed responses; an argument by insette for maximizing aggregate tx fees; coordinating network upgrades; a new "Why Decred?" thread; a question about quantum resistance with a detailed answer and a recap of current status of quantum resistant algorithms.
Chats recap: Programmatic Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW) discussion; possible hashrate of Blake-256 miners is at least ~30% higher than SHA-256d; how Decred is not vulnerable to SPV leaf/node attack.

Markets

DCR opened the month at ~$93, reached monthly high of $110, gradually dropped to the low of $58 and closed at $67. In BTC terms it was 0.0125 -> 0.0150 -> 0.0098 -> 0.0105. The downturn coincided with a global decline across the whole crypto market.
In the middle of the month Decred was noticed to be #1 in onchainfx "% down from ATH" chart and on this chart by @CoinzTrader. Towards the end of the month it dropped to #3.

Relevant External

Obelisk announced Launchpad service. The idea is to work with coin developers to design a custom, ASIC-friendly PoW algorithm together with a first batch of ASICs and distribute them among the community.
Equihash-based ZenCash was hit by a double spend attack that led to a loss of $450,000 by the exchange which was targeted.
Almost one year after collecting funds, Tezos announced a surprise identification procedure to claim tokens (non-javascript version).
A hacker broke into Syscoin's GitHub account and implanted malware stealing passwords and private keys into Windows binaries. This is a painful reminder for everybody to verify binaries after download.
Circle announced new asset listing framework for Poloniex. Relevant to recent discussions of exchange listing bribery:
Please note: we will not accept any kind of payment to list an asset.
Bithumb got hacked with a $30 m loss.
Zcash organized Zcon0, an event in Canada that focused on privacy tech and governance. An interesting insight from Keynote Panel on governance: "There is no such thing as on-chain governance".
Microsoft acquired GitHub. There was some debate about whether it is a reason to look into alternative solutions like GitLab right now. It is always a good idea to have a local copy of Decred source code, just in case.
Status update from @sumiflow on correcting DCR supply on various sites:
To begin with, none of the below sites were showing the correct supply or market cap for Decred but we've made some progress. coingecko.com, coinlib.io, cryptocompare.com, livecoinwatch.com, worldcoinindex.com - corrected! cryptoindex.co, onchainfx.com - awaiting fix coinmarketcap.com - refused to fix because devs have coins too? (slack)

About This Issue

This is the third issue of Decred Journal after April and May.
Most information from third parties is relayed directly from source after a minimal sanity check. The authors of Decred Journal have no ability to verify all claims. Please beware of scams and do your own research.
The new public Matrix logs look promising and we hope to transition from Slack links to Matrix links. In the meantime, the way to read Slack links is explained in the previous issue.
As usual, any feedback is appreciated: please comment on Reddit, GitHub or #writers_room. Contributions are welcome too, anything from initial collection to final review to translations.
Credits (Slack names, alphabetical order): bee and Richard-Red. Special thanks to @Haon for bringing May 2018 issue to medium.
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NANO threatened to be pegged to value of BTC!

The danger of NANO to BTC has not only been outlined in this week's article More Promise Than Bitcoin:
"4. Nano -- If there's a cryptocurrency that could truly dazzle investors, it's Nano. Based on sheer speed, virtually nothing touches the Nano blockchain ... Assuming developers get even better infrastructure in place, Nano's processing speeds could head even higher and one day rival primary payment processors like Visa. ..."
In addition NANO's several advantages over Bitcoin are overwhelming! It has been stated several times before: "NANO is what Satoshi originally envisaged with Bitcoin. -- Just better."
Zero fees! Instant transactions! Scalable into infinity! No mining! Environmentally friendly! -- The perfect solution!
The threats to the BTC (and other) mining communities are obvious and imminent. If NANO succeeds to penetrate the market / the overall adoption, BTC will lose more and more of its dominance. By now there are already five fiat exchanges, that allow circumventing the purchase with BTC or other "exchange currencies". -- When Binance will open its fiat gateways in Malta later this year, including EUR-NANO and USD-NANO pairs, the decoupling of NANO's value from BTC's is self-evident! Market experts have long predicted the explosion in NANO's value "as soon as these floodgates are opened". (A win-win, btw, for both, NANO and Binance.)
Due to these threats (all wallets are in Beta and will fully strike within weeks) the three major mining conglomerates under the leadership of BITMAIN have filed a complaint at the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, arguing that "unregulated fiat-NANO trading" will consequently lead to "failing protection of BTC investors" and "loss of market integrity".
Further the complaint demands the SEC "to prevent fraud" ("nothing can be faster than the speed of light") and to monitor risk for the $4bn BTC empire, which has taken "too many losses over the last three months already".
In conclusion the complaint demands as a "safe haven intervention" "the trading value of NANO to be pegged to the BTC".
The complaint was filed with the SEC’s National Exam Program (NEP). The results of the NEP’s examinations are used by the SEC to inform rule-making initiatives, identify and monitor risks, improve industry practices and pursue misconduct.
The SEC responded to closely look into this serious issue. "Market-unfair transaction times might undermine the value of not only BTC but several other cryptocurrencies with a complete market value of normally over $300bn."
Sources: https://www.coindesk.com, https://www.newsbtc.com
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Crypto Month in Review - June 2018

Previous reviews: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May
Crypto moves way too fast for me to keep up, so I aggregate each day's biggest headline and publish the list at the end of the month. Below is my list for June. My main news source was reddit. My main holdings are ETH and NANO, but I try to make these lists as unbiased as possible.
Market cap movement throughout June - a slight downward trend. Mostly sideways, with some sharp downward dips it has yet to recover from.
6/1 - Huobi, the 3rd largest exchange in the world, launches a cryptocurrency ETF that tracks the top 10 cryptos. 6/2 - EOS’ year-long ICO comes to an end, raising a record $4 billion total, over twice as much as Telegram’s next most valuable ICO. 6/3 - ZenCash undergoes two consecutive 51% attacks, with the attacks taking nearly 20,000 ZEN. 6/4 - Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says that he buys into the idea of Bitcoin becoming the single international currency. 6/5 - The Indonesian government clears cryptocurrency to be traded on futures exchanges as a commodity. 6/6 - Internal job postings reveal that Fidelity Investments is building a cryptocurrency exchange. 6/7 - MasterCard files a patent for a system that would securely verify credit card purchases using data stored on a blockchain. 6/8 - After a lengthy investigation, Korea National Tax Services fines Bithumb $30 million in unpaid taxes but finds no evidence of illegal activity. 6/9 - Columbian banks close all the accounts of South American crypto exchange Buda following legal issues with the platform. 6/10 - The EOS main net launches, but struggles to get 15% of its tokens staked, which is required for the main net to allow transactions 6/11 - Subscription-based crypto-mining company Argo Blockchain is approved to be the first blockchain related company listed on the London Stock Exchange. 6/12 - Iota and Volkswagen demonstrate a proof-of-concept for secure, over the air data exchange between autonomous vehicles at the Cebit 2018 conference. 6/13 - A study by the University of Texas at Austin concludes that the price of Bitcoin was inflated by Tether in December 2017 and January 2018. 6/14 - In both a written statement and a speech to the Yahoo All Markets: Crypto summit, SEC executive William Hinman declares that Bitcoin and Ether are not securities due to their decentralization. He also states that other ICO cryptocurrencies may be considered securities, and that it is possible for tokens to lose their security status over time. 6/15 - A fatal bug is found in the Icon smart contract that allows any unprivileged account to enable and disable ICX transfers for all accounts. 6/16 - Less than 48 hours after going live, the EOS mainnet pauses transactions to identify and fix a serious issue. 6/17 - The Brave browser commences a rollout of its ads trial program, allowing users to get paid in BAT to watch ads. 6/18 - Payment services company Square is granted a BitLicense by New York, allowing state residents to buy and sell Bitcoin through its Cash app. 6/19 - $30 million of assets are stolen from Bithumb in the second such attack against the Korean exchange in 12 months. The exchange pledges to replenish the funds themselves and ensures no losses in users’ accounts. 6/20 - A partial audit of Tether by DC law firm Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan LLP concludes that Tether has enough money to fully back every USDT in circulation. 6/21 - Nano releases mobile wallets to Android and iOS, but users immediately discover that the seed generation technique on the Android wallet is insecure. A hotfix is pushed several hours later. 6/22 - The Tokyo District Court halts the sale of any Bitcoin held by MtGox until February 2019. 6/23 - Four blockchain entrepreneurs are awarded Thiel Fellowship grants: Vest co-founder Axel Ericsson, Polkadot co-founder Robert Habermeier, MyCrypto CTO Daniel Ternyak and Mechanism Labs co-founder Aparna Krishnan. 6/24 - Chinese authorities arrest a man for allegedly stealing power to fuel a secret crypto-mining operation. 6/25 - Top venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz raises $300 million for its first dedicated cryptocurrency fund. It plans to put the money in early stage tokens, as well as later stage networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and hold the investments for 10 years. 6/26 - Facebook reverses its ban on cryptocurrency ads while maintaining its ban on ICO promotions. 6/27 - Malta, the current location of Binance headquarters, passes three cryptocurrency and blockchain related bills in an effort to draw more business to the “blockchain island”. 6/28 - Dan Larimer proposes an EOS “Constitution 2.0 “ through Block.one after 27 EOS accounts were frozen by EOS’ Core Arbitration Forum. 6/29 - A joint report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Swiss Crypto Valley Association shows that the ICO volume for 2018 has already doubled that of 2017. 6/30 - BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes predicts the Bitcoin price to reach $50,000 by the end of 2018.
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Bank of England adviser tells Bloomberg that cryptos fail fundamental financial tests

Crypto Market Recap

Crypto Developments in Financial Services

Crypto Regulatory Environment

General Crypto News

Sources:
https://bitcoinist.com/bank-of-england-cryptocurrencies-threat-not-worried/ https://bitcoinist.com/bis-bitcoin-depart-proof-of-work/ https://bitcoinist.com/london-stock-exchange-confirms-tech-sale-to-hong-kong-cryptocurrency-exchange/ https://blog.coinbase.com/announcing-new-features-and-services-to-make-trading-easier-for-high-volume-customers-in-asia-and-57a30ad08e2f?gi=fa5d40da3c9f https://coin360.io/ https://coinmarketcap.com/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/a-glimpse-into-the-future-what-happens-when-there-are-no-more-bitcoin-to-mine https://cointelegraph.com/news/bank-of-england-adviser-cryptocurrencies-fail-basic-financial-tests-lack-value https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-on-chain-transaction-volume-reached-record-high-in-december-2018 https://cointelegraph.com/news/major-central-bank-institution-bis-bitcoin-must-depart-from-proof-of-work https://cointelegraph.com/news/nyse-operators-long-awaited-crypto-platform-bakkt-announces-new-key-vacancies https://cointelegraph.com/news/vulnerability-is-found-in-constantinople-hours-after-eth-devs-call-it-least-eventful-hard-fork https://twitter.com/Bakkt/status/1087729490522972163 https://www.bakkt.com/careers https://www.bis.org/publ/work765.htm https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-adds-cross-border-wire-transfers-for-whales-in-europe-and-asia https://www.coindesk.com/dutch-financial-authorities-plan-licensing-scheme-for-crypto-exchanges https://www.coindesk.com/london-stock-exchanges-trading-tech-to-power-new-crypto-exchange https://www.dnb.nl/en/binaries/Crypto%20Uk\_tcm47-381603.pdf?2019012109 https://www.lseg.com/resources/media-centre/press-releases/lseg-technology-selected-atom-power-aax-digital-asset-exchange https://www.newsbtc.com/2019/01/22/binance-crypto-and-blockchain-event-in-singapore-a-resounding-success/
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Cryptocurrencies extend losses as Coincheck reopens new account signups and limited trading services

Crypto News

Sources:
https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-price-tracking-app-cointicker-installs-backdoors-to-control-host-computer-report https://bitcoinist.com/malwarebytes-forurm-user-discovers-a-crypto-tracker-app-that-secretly-installed-backdoors-in-macs/ https://www.ccn.com/mainstream-big-four-auditor-pwc-has-400-crypto-specialists-on-staff/ https://www.ccn.com/you-can-now-buy-binances-cryptocurrency-token-on-etoro/ https://www.afr.com/technology/jp-morgans-quorum-blockchain-opens-new-world-of-trading-opportunities-20181027-h176fs https://www.ccn.com/jp-morgans-ethereum-based-quorum-blockchain-will-tokenise-gold-bars/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/coincheck-reopens-new-signups-deposits-and-withdrawals-of-some-cryptocurrencies https://file.swcms.net/file/monexgroup/en/news\_release/auto\_20181030425392/pdfFile.pdf https://cointelegraph.com/news/uks-financial-regulator-mulls-ban-on-sale-of-crypto-derivatives https://www.ccn.com/russian-financial-watchdog-calls-for-global-crypto-exchange-regulations/ https://iz.ru/805821/2018-10-29/rosfinmonitoring-budet-kontrolirovat-oborot-kriptovaliut https://bitcoinist.com/3-2-gb-block-sizes-developers-bash-bitcoin-climate-change-fake-news/ https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/10/30/uk-financial-watchdog-mulls-ban-on-high-risk-crypto-derivatives/
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Crypto News Recap: Cryptocurrencies see wave of red as Bitcoin falls below USD$6,500 level

Crypto News

Sources:
https://www.ccn.com/2-5-million-binance-invests-in-aussie-crypto-payments-startup-to-push-adoption/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/binance-labs-invests-millions-in-decentralized-digital-content-monetization-startup https://cointelegraph.com/news/security-report-paints-mixed-picture-of-protection-at-biggest-crypto-exchanges https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/10/03/worlds-first-blockchain-university-to-open-doors-next-yea https://cointelegraph.com/news/bank-of-america-blockchain-market-could-hit-7-bln-will-give-boost-to-amazon-microsoft https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/02/blockchain-could-be-a-major-boost-to-amazon-microsoft-analyst-says--.html https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-adds-charles-schwab-advisor-to-board-of-directors/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/report-coinbase-negotiation-could-value-crypto-exchange-at-8-billion https://www.ccn.com/coinbase-will-achieve-8-billion-valuation-following-hedge-fund-investment-report/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-trading-platform-bitmex-appoints-veteran-hong-kong-regulator-as-coo https://www.ccn.com/bitmex-taps-former-hong-kong-regulator-to-head-compliance-efforts/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/japans-prime-minister-appoints-pro-blockchain-figure-as-minister-of-science-tech-it https://www.coindesk.com/ubisoft-backs-blockchain-group-to-spur-adoption-in-gaming/
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Cryptocurrencies on pace to close volatile trading week positive following Ethereum Classic addition to Coinbase Index Fund and the launch of the BOLT privacy overlay for Zcash on the lightning network

Developments in Financial Services

Regulatory

General News

Sources:
https://www.ccn.com/asias-largest-stock-exchange-is-honestly-troubled-by-a-cryptocurrency-firm/ https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/08/13/does-50-decline-in-the-turkish-lira-prove-bitcoin-is-better-than-fiat/ https://news.bitcoin.com/crypto-cafe-and-coworking-space-hash-house-established-in-xian-china/ https://bitcoinist.com/cryptocurrency-regulations-india-months/ https://www.coinspeaker.com/2018/08/13/ripples-expansion-plans-overshadowing-its-lawsuit-worries/ https://bitcoinist.com/saudi-arabia-bitcoin-trading-illegal/ https://www.coindesk.com/square-expands-cash-app-bitcoin-purchases-to-all-50-us-states/ https://www.ccn.com/thailand-police-seek-more-arrests-in-24-million-bitcoin-fraud/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/venezuela-to-use-petro-as-unit-of-account-for-salaries-goods-and-services https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-taproot-privacy-tech-is-ready-but-one-things-standing-in-the-way/ https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/08/15/coinbase-continues-to-add-50000-users-a-day-during-bear-market/ https://www.coinspeaker.com/2018/08/15/crypto-goes-green-using-renewable-energy-in-cloud-mining https://cointelegraph.com/news/citrix-survey-more-than-half-of-uk-companies-hit-by-cryptojacking-malware-at-some-point https://cointelegraph.com/news/japans-messaging-giant-line-sets-up-10-million-hong-kong-blockchain-venture-fund https://www.coinspeaker.com/2018/08/16/google-blockchain-and-ethereums-future-vitalik-buterin-shares-his-thoughts-at-a-private-event-held-in-san-francisco/ https://blockonomi.com/vitalik-buterin-future-blockchain/ https://www.coindesk.com/pantera-capital-raises-71-million-for-third-crypto-venture-fund/ https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/08/16/ethereum-classic-etc-surges-after-coinbase-consumer-confirms-listing/ https://www.coindesk.com/asx-head-says-new-dlt-system-could-save-billions/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/soft-crypto-etf-alternative-now-geared-towards-us-investors-says-bloomberg https://www.ccn.com/gnosis-creator-ethereum-adoption-is-about-dapp-network-effect-not-users/ https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/08/16/crypto-exchange-huobi-partners-with-five-firms-to-launch-trading-platforms/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/binance-lcx-launches-fiat-to-crypto-exchange-in-liechtenstein https://www.coindesk.com/ripple-endorses-preferred-crypto-exchanges-for-xrp-payments/ https://www.ccn.com/ripple-picks-three-crypto-exchanges-for-international-xrp-payments/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/ripple-partners-with-three-crypto-exchanges-as-part-of-xrapid-solution https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/08/17/xrp-recovers-as-ripple-expands-crypto-exchange-partners/ https://www.ccn.com/genesis-mining-offers-customers-a-discount-to-offset-falling-bitcoin-rewards/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/genesis-mining-compels-certain-customers-to-upgrade-btc-mining-contracts https://www.coindesk.com/jd-com-rolls-out-blockchain-platform-with-its-first-app/
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Vechain Top stats

Period: 246.88 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 57786
Rate (per day) 4.05 234.57
Unique Redditors 494 7401
Combined Score 168399 303270

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 19060 points, 61 submissions: noah_vechain
    1. VeChain passes the first ever Cryptocurrency Disaster Recovery Plan from PwC (1145 points, 132 comments)
    2. VeChain Signs A Partnership Agreement With Yida Group’s IT Management division, Yida Future (853 points, 174 comments)
    3. VeChain partners with Australian based 188 Business Alliance Association (792 points, 119 comments)
    4. VeChain’s First Official Public Infrastructural Decentralized Application — VeVID (695 points, 121 comments)
    5. VeChain partners with iTaotaoke to bring intellectual property protection to content creators. (613 points, 121 comments)
    6. VeChain Signs a Partnership with Bright Foods and its IT/Tech subsidiary Shanghai Xiandao Food to integrate blockchain technology into Bright Foods (Group) Co.'s internal management systems (605 points, 170 comments)
    7. VeChain pledges 50M VET to create the X Series Node Program (571 points, 561 comments)
    8. VeChain adding publication industry capability and partners with Hubei Sanxin Cultural Media Ltd. (503 points, 60 comments)
    9. An open letter from Sunny Lu (CEO) on VeChainThor Platform (488 points, 126 comments)
    10. Introducing the VeChain Multi-Party Payment Protocol (477 points, 184 comments)
  2. 5499 points, 22 submissions: GreatWhiteSharkCIA
    1. VeChain Reddit Community hits 20,000 Redditors - Thank you all for your continued support! (662 points, 55 comments)
    2. The Mathematical Institute at Oxford University has officially joined the VeResearch program (592 points, 91 comments)
    3. As a community, we grow stronger - 40,000 and counting. Thank you for being a part of something special and for all your support! (542 points, 43 comments)
    4. 15,000 Redditors and counting, thank you all for your support! (399 points, 32 comments)
    5. Congratulations Reddit - 45,000 Redditors subscribed to /VeChain (387 points, 28 comments)
    6. @BitOcean_JP, one of the first cryptocurrency ATM solutions licensed by Japan's FSA, teams up with #VeChain. We are honored to continue building the world’s first ATM powered fiat payment application ecosystem on the blockchain alongside BitOcean. (274 points, 45 comments)
    7. DNV GL and VeChain Facebook Live Q&A - 24th Jan (259 points, 65 comments)
    8. VeChain is the fastest growing community on Coinmunity! (227 points, 23 comments)
    9. If two's company, three's a crowd... what does 30,000 Redditors make? Our community grows stronger (221 points, 10 comments)
    10. In just 5 days we've welcomed another 5,000 Redditors - 25,000 members reached! (217 points, 17 comments)
  3. 3180 points, 13 submissions: ForTheLoveOfHumanity
    1. VeChain will partner with Fanghuwang, one of the fastest growing online lending platforms in China with $3.3bn AUM. With this partnership, VeChain Thor solves major problems within one of the largest global industries. (1348 points, 288 comments)
    2. The 1st place winner of the VeChain Video Contest is "VeChain: An Introduction" made by Towelkeeper! Perfect story line, great animation, comprehensive and accurate information delivered. Congrats! (461 points, 37 comments)
    3. VeChain To Work with National Level Government Body State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and China Central Government owned China National Tobacco Corporation, via exclusive partnership with National Research Consulting Center. (331 points, 78 comments)
    4. After having a great event in Seoul, we are happy to announce that VeChain is listed on @Bithumb. The trading of VET has already begun on Bithumb Pro, with Bithumb soon to follow! Be sure tune in for more to come. #GoVeChain [Tweet] (185 points, 22 comments)
    5. We see eye to eye with our investor, @TimDraper, regarding the future of cryptocurrencies and use of blockchain solutions. [Tweet] (149 points, 21 comments)
    6. Finally find some time after 19 hours flight. I am taking two hours vocation and can’t wait for meeting with some big guy in Cyprus tomorrow morning. #GoVeChain [Tweet] (138 points, 25 comments)
    7. VeChain’s COO, Kevin Feng, has been invited to speak at Blockchain Night Live on March 31st. Kevin's speech will be live-streamed and begins at 20:30 UTC+9. (125 points, 9 comments)
    8. "Metcalfe’s Law states that the value of a network is the square of the number of users. That means as more people join a network, the network becomes more valuable. So will be VeChainThor." -Sunny Lu, Co-Founder & CEO [Tweet] (97 points, 42 comments)
    9. The 4th place winner of the VeChain Video Contest is "VeChain For Kids" made by @DIYwithRick! Great idea and well structured, congratulations! (81 points, 3 comments)
    10. Tidex Exchange has added VeChain (VEN)/ BTC & (VEN)/ ETH pairings. (79 points, 29 comments)
  4. 2959 points, 14 submissions: CryptopherWalken
    1. The cryptocurrency ban is over. Please be mature, responsible and judicious. (581 points, 54 comments)
    2. NYC Meetup - Full Summary! (441 points, 71 comments)
    3. NYC Meetup Update (244 points, 167 comments)
    4. Phil Hellmuth on Twitter: "Flying into Vegas for the day to chill w VEN (VEChain) CEO and Founder @SunshineLu24 and DBet CEO and Founder @JedidiahTaylor, flying out at 9:30 PM" (229 points, 76 comments)
    5. Crypto_Ed_NL on Twitter: "I have a good feeling about a new prediction..... If $VEN gets all done what they are planning, I expect them to surpass ETH within a year from now." (215 points, 199 comments)
    6. Sarah, VeChain Singapore Manager: "T- 1 day! Extremely excited @vechainofficial is one of 30 startups selected for the LVMH innovation award #GoVeChain #VeChainThor #LVMHTech #FutureofLuxury #Blockchain #VivaTech" (173 points, 52 comments)
    7. Binance had to move 13 million VEN tokens out of cold storage into its hot wallet to deal with the withdrawals for X Nodes (164 points, 51 comments)
    8. VeChain: Coca Cola Kid's last two messages: what they mean (my interpretation - long post). (157 points, 45 comments)
    9. Kevin Feng, CFO VeChain: "The past rebranding event was packed with information about our plan. Here is more details about the announced Oxford program. Expect more to come." (149 points, 11 comments)
    10. Hacken on Medium: VeChain Launches Bug Bounty Program on HackenProof (144 points, 4 comments)
  5. 2578 points, 16 submissions: Deaf_null
    1. Binance needs to lower VEN transaction fees, let’s act as a community. What can we do? (383 points, 53 comments)
    2. Vechain ready to rock crypto-market with rebrand (330 points, 53 comments)
    3. 3 Reasons why to buy Vechain in 2018 (243 points, 42 comments)
    4. Vechain has a bright future ahead. (238 points, 60 comments)
    5. VeChain, QTUM, HPB and Metaverse partner with CPChain to revolutionise IoT in China (188 points, 36 comments)
    6. Vechain Bullrun vid. (172 points, 48 comments)
    7. Best alternatives to Bitcoin? Vechain #4 (161 points, 26 comments)
    8. BREYER Bullish on VEN (151 points, 4 comments)
    9. CHINESE OFFICIAL: NEW REGULATIONS FOR 2018 MAY END ICO BAN? (127 points, 26 comments)
    10. Vechain’s Blockchain-as-a-service seeks to stop product counterfeiters (123 points, 7 comments)
  6. 2312 points, 9 submissions: patek_
    1. We are Trending on the Frontpage - Dont forget to upvote! VeChain’s Latest Partnership (566 points, 32 comments)
    2. Chinese Goverment Bullish News on Crypto - Expect a Boost for China Coins (358 points, 70 comments)
    3. Why I believe Vechain could reach $100 in 2018. (309 points, 248 comments)
    4. Breyer Capital and Vechain (290 points, 45 comments)
    5. Reminder: Jim Breyer VeChain Advisor (262 points, 45 comments)
    6. VeChain Thor Positioning To Become The #1 Enterprise dApp Platform, And Here’s Why - A Systems Analyst’s Perspective (173 points, 5 comments)
    7. “VeChain - The Future of Blockchain in China” (149 points, 29 comments)
    8. VeChain Rebranding Coming Soon! (127 points, 36 comments)
    9. Its Antshares all over again! (78 points, 65 comments)
  7. 2157 points, 13 submissions: enozym111
    1. Some thoughts and my prediction for EOY 2018 (431 points, 81 comments)
    2. Notes from Harvard meetup today with Sunny Lu (348 points, 103 comments)
    3. 51.9% circulating supply are de facto locked up. Approx.7707 wallets will be granted X Node status, estimated 162M VET are being locked up by Authority and X Nodes (219 points, 141 comments)
    4. 30 page PwC + VeChain survey released (187 points, 19 comments)
    5. Sunny himself is buying from the open market (185 points, 30 comments)
    6. Vast majority (98.234%) of VeChain is held in Nodes, major long-term bullish signal (162 points, 72 comments)
    7. Direction VeChain could be heading in the next 5 years: Huge market (138 points, 48 comments)
    8. An effort to curb voter manipulation and improve community image on other subreddits (106 points, 59 comments)
    9. 16hrs ago some big movement with VeChain wallets (94 points, 15 comments)
    10. Guiyang to be hub for fast-growing big data industry (82 points, 4 comments)
  8. 2001 points, 9 submissions: xSeventhwavex
    1. Media giant Al Jazeera talks blockchain with VeChain CEO Sunny Lu on the future beyond Bitcoin, and how blockchain will change the way we all do business. (648 points, 34 comments)
    2. Latest film contest entry from u/towelkeeper (373 points, 71 comments)
    3. TRTWorld published an interview with Sunny Lu from London Blockchain week. Video of the interview to be broadcast to over 190 countries. Massive! (296 points, 46 comments)
    4. VeChain Luxury Goods Management Solution (185 points, 20 comments)
    5. [Video] CEO of VeChain Sunny Lu and CEO Business Assurance for DNV GL Luca Crisciotti talk about the two companie's partnership. (138 points, 7 comments)
    6. Sunny Lu on how can blockchain technology be of value to the food supply chain and other industries. (129 points, 8 comments)
    7. Latest film contest entry from u/antronoid (90 points, 23 comments)
    8. DNV GL live tweeting digital transformation in the food chain. Video coming soon. (77 points, 16 comments)
    9. VeChain Country Manager Sarah Lim speaking at APAC Blockchain conference March 13 - 15 2018. (65 points, 5 comments)
  9. 1954 points, 18 submissions: Jtrades26
    1. Incase you arent realizing the impact... (262 points, 93 comments)
    2. China approves the use of blockchain in government & industry (182 points, 20 comments)
    3. Vechain digital asset exchange! (139 points, 59 comments)
    4. Wish Sunny Lu & their team the best for the event and to their future! (137 points, 5 comments)
    5. Direct quote from Sunny Lu (128 points, 20 comments)
    6. LVMH inaugurates - Vechain IS on the list! (128 points, 16 comments)
    7. Vechain.org - are they just not aware of the major problems with its functionality / viewability? (123 points, 53 comments)
    8. Video of Vechain COO. Kevin Feng, speaking at ‘Crypto Media Collection Vo.1’ at Coinjinja in Tokyo (118 points, 24 comments)
    9. Vechain - much more than a supply chain solution.... (101 points, 22 comments)
    10. Vechain article (100 points, 4 comments)
  10. 1841 points, 7 submissions: B5SF
    1. VeChain Twitter: It's a great honor to meet Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium [...] (507 points, 101 comments)
    2. DNV GL partners with blockchain expert VeChain to increase transparency from the factory to the consumer (468 points, 114 comments)
    3. Introducing VeChain’s CTO Gu Jianliang to the Community (395 points, 66 comments)
    4. China orders banks to stop financing cryptocurrencies & plans his own digital currency (144 points, 225 comments)
    5. At 8:00 on January 4, 2018, the founder of Vechain, Lu Yang, will make a breakthrough in technological transformation at the live-streaming "China-US Blockchain Broadcasting Group" (134 points, 73 comments)
    6. Sunny Lu: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome onboard to VeChain Airline. Please fasten your seat belt and we are about to take off soon. (122 points, 60 comments)
    7. [Analysis] VeChain Announcement / News Time (71 points, 24 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. lol_and_behold (4713 points, 589 comments)
  2. Lurks_no_longer (3349 points, 257 comments)
  3. Bacon_Hero (2753 points, 470 comments)
  4. hawktopuss (2480 points, 189 comments)
  5. idk_wtf_im_hodling (2462 points, 450 comments)
  6. rookert42 (2318 points, 300 comments)
  7. hungryforitalianfood (1877 points, 412 comments)
  8. alladvantageceo (1748 points, 347 comments)
  9. perogies (1693 points, 143 comments)
  10. PoliticalShrapnel (1658 points, 315 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. VeChain will partner with Fanghuwang, one of the fastest growing online lending platforms in China with $3.3bn AUM. With this partnership, VeChain Thor solves major problems within one of the largest global industries. by ForTheLoveOfHumanity (1348 points, 288 comments)
  2. VeChain announced working with BMW by suf0x (1290 points, 297 comments)
  3. VeChain passes the first ever Cryptocurrency Disaster Recovery Plan from PwC by noah_vechain (1145 points, 132 comments)
  4. Sunny Lu came into the VeChain telegram chat to address the FUD rumours about the tokenomics (in-house suppression, dumping, etc.) by Anonymous-Kid-Cookie (1085 points, 186 comments)
  5. VeChain mods removed a legitimate criticism to VeChain. It cant always be happy rainbows and sunshine. We need to hear and discuss all the sides. Here is the text that was removed by them. by CoinStarX (1078 points, 129 comments)
  6. Vechain Partners with Tobacco by Castomere (997 points, 280 comments)
  7. VeChain Signs A Partnership Agreement With Yida Group’s IT Management division, Yida Future by noah_vechain (853 points, 174 comments)
  8. VeChain partners with Australian based 188 Business Alliance Association by noah_vechain (792 points, 119 comments)
  9. VeChain introduces VeResearch, a global innovation research grant program formed by research professionals to integrate blockchain into new and emerging technologies by Moussa93 (773 points, 144 comments)
  10. VeChain Partners With InfoCorp’s Sentenel Chain To Provide Cross-Chain Interoperability To Help The World’s Less Privileged by MatrixApp (748 points, 155 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 302 points: Crypto078's comment in A message from Sunny Lu: STOP ASKING VECHAIN PARTNERS FOR MORE INFO
  2. 275 points: hawktopuss's comment in VeChain mods removed a legitimate criticism to VeChain. It cant always be happy rainbows and sunshine. We need to hear and discuss all the sides. Here is the text that was removed by them.
  3. 245 points: Lurks_no_longer's comment in cryptocurrency mods have banned Vechain posts for a month
  4. 235 points: KMcCaig's comment in Sunny Lu came into the VeChain telegram chat to address the FUD rumours about the tokenomics (in-house suppression, dumping, etc.)
  5. 227 points: LactatingJello's comment in Why I refuse to invest in VeChain (and why you should consider doing the same)
  6. 226 points: dotbomb_jeff's comment in VECHAIN can't say this, so I will...(X Node RANT)
  7. 224 points: ForTheLoveOfHumanity's comment in New Coca Cola Kid post
  8. 206 points: icculus2001's comment in What are your concerns?
  9. 198 points: catdeuce's comment in There's only one survivor of this year's cryptocurrency slaughter: VeChain
  10. 194 points: m_sk_o_my_d_dik's comment in Sunny Lu came into the VeChain telegram chat to address the FUD rumours about the tokenomics (in-house suppression, dumping, etc.)
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Subreddit Stats: Vechain top posts from 2017-10-03 to 2018-06-07 13:04 PDT

Period: 246.88 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 57786
Rate (per day) 4.05 234.57
Unique Redditors 494 7401
Combined Score 168399 303270

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 19060 points, 61 submissions: noah_vechain
    1. VeChain passes the first ever Cryptocurrency Disaster Recovery Plan from PwC (1145 points, 132 comments)
    2. VeChain Signs A Partnership Agreement With Yida Group’s IT Management division, Yida Future (853 points, 174 comments)
    3. VeChain partners with Australian based 188 Business Alliance Association (792 points, 119 comments)
    4. VeChain’s First Official Public Infrastructural Decentralized Application — VeVID (695 points, 121 comments)
    5. VeChain partners with iTaotaoke to bring intellectual property protection to content creators. (613 points, 121 comments)
    6. VeChain Signs a Partnership with Bright Foods and its IT/Tech subsidiary Shanghai Xiandao Food to integrate blockchain technology into Bright Foods (Group) Co.'s internal management systems (605 points, 170 comments)
    7. VeChain pledges 50M VET to create the X Series Node Program (571 points, 561 comments)
    8. VeChain adding publication industry capability and partners with Hubei Sanxin Cultural Media Ltd. (503 points, 60 comments)
    9. An open letter from Sunny Lu (CEO) on VeChainThor Platform (488 points, 126 comments)
    10. Introducing the VeChain Multi-Party Payment Protocol (477 points, 184 comments)
  2. 5499 points, 22 submissions: GreatWhiteSharkCIA
    1. VeChain Reddit Community hits 20,000 Redditors - Thank you all for your continued support! (662 points, 55 comments)
    2. The Mathematical Institute at Oxford University has officially joined the VeResearch program (592 points, 91 comments)
    3. As a community, we grow stronger - 40,000 and counting. Thank you for being a part of something special and for all your support! (542 points, 43 comments)
    4. 15,000 Redditors and counting, thank you all for your support! (399 points, 32 comments)
    5. Congratulations Reddit - 45,000 Redditors subscribed to /VeChain (387 points, 28 comments)
    6. @BitOcean_JP, one of the first cryptocurrency ATM solutions licensed by Japan's FSA, teams up with #VeChain. We are honored to continue building the world’s first ATM powered fiat payment application ecosystem on the blockchain alongside BitOcean. (274 points, 45 comments)
    7. DNV GL and VeChain Facebook Live Q&A - 24th Jan (259 points, 65 comments)
    8. VeChain is the fastest growing community on Coinmunity! (227 points, 23 comments)
    9. If two's company, three's a crowd... what does 30,000 Redditors make? Our community grows stronger (221 points, 10 comments)
    10. In just 5 days we've welcomed another 5,000 Redditors - 25,000 members reached! (217 points, 17 comments)
  3. 3180 points, 13 submissions: ForTheLoveOfHumanity
    1. VeChain will partner with Fanghuwang, one of the fastest growing online lending platforms in China with $3.3bn AUM. With this partnership, VeChain Thor solves major problems within one of the largest global industries. (1348 points, 288 comments)
    2. The 1st place winner of the VeChain Video Contest is "VeChain: An Introduction" made by Towelkeeper! Perfect story line, great animation, comprehensive and accurate information delivered. Congrats! (461 points, 37 comments)
    3. VeChain To Work with National Level Government Body State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and China Central Government owned China National Tobacco Corporation, via exclusive partnership with National Research Consulting Center. (331 points, 78 comments)
    4. After having a great event in Seoul, we are happy to announce that VeChain is listed on @Bithumb. The trading of VET has already begun on Bithumb Pro, with Bithumb soon to follow! Be sure tune in for more to come. #GoVeChain [Tweet] (185 points, 22 comments)
    5. We see eye to eye with our investor, @TimDraper, regarding the future of cryptocurrencies and use of blockchain solutions. [Tweet] (149 points, 21 comments)
    6. Finally find some time after 19 hours flight. I am taking two hours vocation and can’t wait for meeting with some big guy in Cyprus tomorrow morning. #GoVeChain [Tweet] (138 points, 25 comments)
    7. VeChain’s COO, Kevin Feng, has been invited to speak at Blockchain Night Live on March 31st. Kevin's speech will be live-streamed and begins at 20:30 UTC+9. (125 points, 9 comments)
    8. "Metcalfe’s Law states that the value of a network is the square of the number of users. That means as more people join a network, the network becomes more valuable. So will be VeChainThor." -Sunny Lu, Co-Founder & CEO [Tweet] (97 points, 42 comments)
    9. The 4th place winner of the VeChain Video Contest is "VeChain For Kids" made by @DIYwithRick! Great idea and well structured, congratulations! (81 points, 3 comments)
    10. Tidex Exchange has added VeChain (VEN)/ BTC & (VEN)/ ETH pairings. (79 points, 29 comments)
  4. 2959 points, 14 submissions: CryptopherWalken
    1. The cryptocurrency ban is over. Please be mature, responsible and judicious. (581 points, 54 comments)
    2. NYC Meetup - Full Summary! (441 points, 71 comments)
    3. NYC Meetup Update (244 points, 167 comments)
    4. Phil Hellmuth on Twitter: "Flying into Vegas for the day to chill w VEN (VEChain) CEO and Founder @SunshineLu24 and DBet CEO and Founder @JedidiahTaylor, flying out at 9:30 PM" (229 points, 76 comments)
    5. Crypto_Ed_NL on Twitter: "I have a good feeling about a new prediction..... If $VEN gets all done what they are planning, I expect them to surpass ETH within a year from now." (215 points, 199 comments)
    6. Sarah, VeChain Singapore Manager: "T- 1 day! Extremely excited @vechainofficial is one of 30 startups selected for the LVMH innovation award #GoVeChain #VeChainThor #LVMHTech #FutureofLuxury #Blockchain #VivaTech" (173 points, 52 comments)
    7. Binance had to move 13 million VEN tokens out of cold storage into its hot wallet to deal with the withdrawals for X Nodes (164 points, 51 comments)
    8. VeChain: Coca Cola Kid's last two messages: what they mean (my interpretation - long post). (157 points, 45 comments)
    9. Kevin Feng, CFO VeChain: "The past rebranding event was packed with information about our plan. Here is more details about the announced Oxford program. Expect more to come." (149 points, 11 comments)
    10. Hacken on Medium: VeChain Launches Bug Bounty Program on HackenProof (144 points, 4 comments)
  5. 2578 points, 16 submissions: Deaf_null
    1. Binance needs to lower VEN transaction fees, let’s act as a community. What can we do? (383 points, 53 comments)
    2. Vechain ready to rock crypto-market with rebrand (330 points, 53 comments)
    3. 3 Reasons why to buy Vechain in 2018 (243 points, 42 comments)
    4. Vechain has a bright future ahead. (238 points, 60 comments)
    5. VeChain, QTUM, HPB and Metaverse partner with CPChain to revolutionise IoT in China (188 points, 36 comments)
    6. Vechain Bullrun vid. (172 points, 48 comments)
    7. Best alternatives to Bitcoin? Vechain #4 (161 points, 26 comments)
    8. BREYER Bullish on VEN (151 points, 4 comments)
    9. CHINESE OFFICIAL: NEW REGULATIONS FOR 2018 MAY END ICO BAN? (127 points, 26 comments)
    10. Vechain’s Blockchain-as-a-service seeks to stop product counterfeiters (123 points, 7 comments)
  6. 2312 points, 9 submissions: patek_
    1. We are Trending on the Frontpage - Dont forget to upvote! VeChain’s Latest Partnership (566 points, 32 comments)
    2. Chinese Goverment Bullish News on Crypto - Expect a Boost for China Coins (358 points, 70 comments)
    3. Why I believe Vechain could reach $100 in 2018. (309 points, 248 comments)
    4. Breyer Capital and Vechain (290 points, 45 comments)
    5. Reminder: Jim Breyer VeChain Advisor (262 points, 45 comments)
    6. VeChain Thor Positioning To Become The #1 Enterprise dApp Platform, And Here’s Why - A Systems Analyst’s Perspective (173 points, 5 comments)
    7. “VeChain - The Future of Blockchain in China” (149 points, 29 comments)
    8. VeChain Rebranding Coming Soon! (127 points, 36 comments)
    9. Its Antshares all over again! (78 points, 65 comments)
  7. 2157 points, 13 submissions: enozym111
    1. Some thoughts and my prediction for EOY 2018 (431 points, 81 comments)
    2. Notes from Harvard meetup today with Sunny Lu (348 points, 103 comments)
    3. 51.9% circulating supply are de facto locked up. Approx.7707 wallets will be granted X Node status, estimated 162M VET are being locked up by Authority and X Nodes (219 points, 141 comments)
    4. 30 page PwC + VeChain survey released (187 points, 19 comments)
    5. Sunny himself is buying from the open market (185 points, 30 comments)
    6. Vast majority (98.234%) of VeChain is held in Nodes, major long-term bullish signal (162 points, 72 comments)
    7. Direction VeChain could be heading in the next 5 years: Huge market (138 points, 48 comments)
    8. An effort to curb voter manipulation and improve community image on other subreddits (106 points, 59 comments)
    9. 16hrs ago some big movement with VeChain wallets (94 points, 15 comments)
    10. Guiyang to be hub for fast-growing big data industry (82 points, 4 comments)
  8. 2001 points, 9 submissions: xSeventhwavex
    1. Media giant Al Jazeera talks blockchain with VeChain CEO Sunny Lu on the future beyond Bitcoin, and how blockchain will change the way we all do business. (648 points, 34 comments)
    2. Latest film contest entry from u/towelkeeper (373 points, 71 comments)
    3. TRTWorld published an interview with Sunny Lu from London Blockchain week. Video of the interview to be broadcast to over 190 countries. Massive! (296 points, 46 comments)
    4. VeChain Luxury Goods Management Solution (185 points, 20 comments)
    5. [Video] CEO of VeChain Sunny Lu and CEO Business Assurance for DNV GL Luca Crisciotti talk about the two companie's partnership. (138 points, 7 comments)
    6. Sunny Lu on how can blockchain technology be of value to the food supply chain and other industries. (129 points, 8 comments)
    7. Latest film contest entry from u/antronoid (90 points, 23 comments)
    8. DNV GL live tweeting digital transformation in the food chain. Video coming soon. (77 points, 16 comments)
    9. VeChain Country Manager Sarah Lim speaking at APAC Blockchain conference March 13 - 15 2018. (65 points, 5 comments)
  9. 1954 points, 18 submissions: Jtrades26
    1. Incase you arent realizing the impact... (262 points, 93 comments)
    2. China approves the use of blockchain in government & industry (182 points, 20 comments)
    3. Vechain digital asset exchange! (139 points, 59 comments)
    4. Wish Sunny Lu & their team the best for the event and to their future! (137 points, 5 comments)
    5. Direct quote from Sunny Lu (128 points, 20 comments)
    6. LVMH inaugurates - Vechain IS on the list! (128 points, 16 comments)
    7. Vechain.org - are they just not aware of the major problems with its functionality / viewability? (123 points, 53 comments)
    8. Video of Vechain COO. Kevin Feng, speaking at ‘Crypto Media Collection Vo.1’ at Coinjinja in Tokyo (118 points, 24 comments)
    9. Vechain - much more than a supply chain solution.... (101 points, 22 comments)
    10. Vechain article (100 points, 4 comments)
  10. 1841 points, 7 submissions: B5SF
    1. VeChain Twitter: It's a great honor to meet Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium [...] (507 points, 101 comments)
    2. DNV GL partners with blockchain expert VeChain to increase transparency from the factory to the consumer (468 points, 114 comments)
    3. Introducing VeChain’s CTO Gu Jianliang to the Community (395 points, 66 comments)
    4. China orders banks to stop financing cryptocurrencies & plans his own digital currency (144 points, 225 comments)
    5. At 8:00 on January 4, 2018, the founder of Vechain, Lu Yang, will make a breakthrough in technological transformation at the live-streaming "China-US Blockchain Broadcasting Group" (134 points, 73 comments)
    6. Sunny Lu: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome onboard to VeChain Airline. Please fasten your seat belt and we are about to take off soon. (122 points, 60 comments)
    7. [Analysis] VeChain Announcement / News Time (71 points, 24 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. lol_and_behold (4713 points, 589 comments)
  2. Lurks_no_longer (3349 points, 257 comments)
  3. Bacon_Hero (2753 points, 470 comments)
  4. hawktopuss (2480 points, 189 comments)
  5. idk_wtf_im_hodling (2462 points, 450 comments)
  6. rookert42 (2318 points, 300 comments)
  7. hungryforitalianfood (1877 points, 412 comments)
  8. alladvantageceo (1748 points, 347 comments)
  9. perogies (1693 points, 143 comments)
  10. PoliticalShrapnel (1658 points, 315 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. VeChain will partner with Fanghuwang, one of the fastest growing online lending platforms in China with $3.3bn AUM. With this partnership, VeChain Thor solves major problems within one of the largest global industries. by ForTheLoveOfHumanity (1348 points, 288 comments)
  2. VeChain announced working with BMW by suf0x (1290 points, 297 comments)
  3. VeChain passes the first ever Cryptocurrency Disaster Recovery Plan from PwC by noah_vechain (1145 points, 132 comments)
  4. Sunny Lu came into the VeChain telegram chat to address the FUD rumours about the tokenomics (in-house suppression, dumping, etc.) by Anonymous-Kid-Cookie (1085 points, 186 comments)
  5. VeChain mods removed a legitimate criticism to VeChain. It cant always be happy rainbows and sunshine. We need to hear and discuss all the sides. Here is the text that was removed by them. by CoinStarX (1078 points, 129 comments)
  6. Vechain Partners with Tobacco by Castomere (997 points, 280 comments)
  7. VeChain Signs A Partnership Agreement With Yida Group’s IT Management division, Yida Future by noah_vechain (853 points, 174 comments)
  8. VeChain partners with Australian based 188 Business Alliance Association by noah_vechain (792 points, 119 comments)
  9. VeChain introduces VeResearch, a global innovation research grant program formed by research professionals to integrate blockchain into new and emerging technologies by Moussa93 (773 points, 144 comments)
  10. VeChain Partners With InfoCorp’s Sentenel Chain To Provide Cross-Chain Interoperability To Help The World’s Less Privileged by MatrixApp (748 points, 155 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 302 points: Crypto078's comment in A message from Sunny Lu: STOP ASKING VECHAIN PARTNERS FOR MORE INFO
  2. 275 points: hawktopuss's comment in VeChain mods removed a legitimate criticism to VeChain. It cant always be happy rainbows and sunshine. We need to hear and discuss all the sides. Here is the text that was removed by them.
  3. 245 points: Lurks_no_longer's comment in cryptocurrency mods have banned Vechain posts for a month
  4. 235 points: KMcCaig's comment in Sunny Lu came into the VeChain telegram chat to address the FUD rumours about the tokenomics (in-house suppression, dumping, etc.)
  5. 227 points: LactatingJello's comment in Why I refuse to invest in VeChain (and why you should consider doing the same)
  6. 226 points: dotbomb_jeff's comment in VECHAIN can't say this, so I will...(X Node RANT)
  7. 224 points: ForTheLoveOfHumanity's comment in New Coca Cola Kid post
  8. 206 points: icculus2001's comment in What are your concerns?
  9. 198 points: catdeuce's comment in There's only one survivor of this year's cryptocurrency slaughter: VeChain
  10. 194 points: m_sk_o_my_d_dik's comment in Sunny Lu came into the VeChain telegram chat to address the FUD rumours about the tokenomics (in-house suppression, dumping, etc.)
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Stellar Lumens HODL alert: 2017 Round up, Partnerships, 2018 Road Map

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Stellar Lumens HODL alert: 2017 Round up, Partnerships, Lumens vs. Other Cryptos
Welcome everyone! The future of Stellar Lumens is bright! Today we will look at the accomplishments of Stellar.org in 2017.
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2017 Round Up
IBM / Stellar Partnership
• Kik Messenger’s KIN coin to move from Ethereum to Stellar in 2018
• Stellar ATM introduced in Singapore
• Jed McCaleb confirms IBM/Stellar has 30 banks on board (Youtube Video)
Lightyear.io enables forward thinking financial entities to easily join the Stellar ecosystem.
• IBM adds 8 new validators from 8 different countries onto the Stellar network (article)
Forbes calls Stellar “venmo, but on a global scale - and for larger bodies like banks and corporations.”
• Stellar Lumens Is Up 6,300% Since March and Is Aiming for Big Blockchain Partners (article)
• Many new partnerships (listed below) that will be using the Stellar network in 2018.
Binance and GoPax Exchanges Adds Stellar
Ledger Nano S support is now available for Lumens (XLM)
• The next coin to break into the top 10 cryptos (article)
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2017 Partnerships & Financial Institutions
IBM - is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries. IBM partnered with Stellar to help financial institutions address the processes of universal cross-border payments, designed to reduce the settlement time and lower the cost of completing global payments for businesses and consumers.
SatoshiPay - a web payment system that helps online publishers monetize digital assets like news articles, videos, or PDFs in tiny increments without friction.
EXCH.ONE - is a FinTech software company based in Switzerland currently working to integrate its platform and its first technology adopter Euro Exchange Securities UK Ltd. into the Stellar network. This addition to the Stellar network will bring access to currency markets of South and Central America,UK and a number of EU countries.
Novati (ASX:NOV) - is an Australian-based software technology and payment services provider. Novatti is currently working to integrate it’s platform into the Stellar network with the ultimate aim to build a global money transfer solution to provide cross border, cross currency and cross asset payments.
Pundi X - is an Indonesia based fintech company that provides POS device, debit card, multi-currency wallet that empowers individuals to buy and sell cryptocurrency at any physical store in the world. They say "buying cryptocurrency should be as easy as buying a bottled water."
MoneyMatch - is a Malaysia based fintech startup that provides a fully-digital peer-to-peer currency exchange platform for customers to transfer and exchange foreign currencies with complete ease and at great value. The company plans to integrate with the Stellar network and enable pay in and pay out from Malaysia.
Streami - is a Korea based fintech company that offers blockchain enabled cross-border remittance service and recently launched a cryptocurrency exchange. The partnership extends both on the exchange side and remittance operations.
Neoframe - is developing and marketing trading solutions for big brokerage firms in Korea and extends its business to blockchain based applications. Neoframe developed high performance centralized cryptocurrency exchange as well as secure wallet solutions and is working with big financial players. The company is planning to launch a remittance business for ASEAN countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, Brunei) using Stellar.
SureRemit($RMT) - is a Nigeria based global non-cash remittances company. SureRemit leverages the Stellar blockchain platform to connect immigrants abroad directly with merchants that provide the services needed by their loved ones back home. With Remit tokens, immigrants all over the world can access digital shopping vouchers that can be spent on goods and services at accepting merchants wherever they are.
Cowrie Integrated Systems - is a Nigerian based Value Added Service Provider. Cowrie provides services at the intersection between telecoms and finance. Cowrie recently joined the Stellar network to bring novel fintech services to the African market.
Smartlands - is a Stellar-based platform designed to create a new class of low-risk tokens, secured by real, profitable assets in the real-world economy. Smartlands is designed to promote investments in the agricultural sector by allowing investment in individual projects, agricultural companies or indexes of groups of projects. These investments will be fully collateralized by agricultural real estate, other productive assets such as fruit or nut trees or, in some cases, the actual crop.
Klick-Ex - is an award winning regional cross-border payments system delivering financial infrastructure for emerging markets. It has been responsible for dramatic uptake in digital financial services in unbanked regions of the world, and lowering costs for banks, central banks and consumers in low liquidity currencies. Its key presence is in the Pacific and Europe, and it is a founding member of www.APFII.org processing more than 775,000 transactions per second, per billion of population (source).
Mobius - Mobius connects any app, device, and data stream to the blockchain ecosystem. Our simple and easy to use bidirectional API allows non-blockchain developers to easily connect resources to smart contracts and more. The Mobius MVP acts like Stripe for Blockchain by introducing innovative standards for cross-blockchain login, payment, smart contract management, and oracles. The Mobius Team includes David Gobaud, Jed McCaleb (Stellar.org founder), Jackson Palmer (creator of Dogecoin), and Chandler Guo (notorious Bitcoin & blockchain investor).
Chaineum - Chaineum, the first French ICO Boutique, will use the Stellar network for upcoming ICOs. “Chaineum is positioned as the first “ICO Boutique” in France, providing a range of end-to-end services to companies and international start-ups wishing to develop with this new funding mechanism. Chaineum is preparing 8 ICOs by the end of 2017, for European, North American and Asian companies, of which cumulative amount could reach € 200 million." (source)
Poseidon Foundation - Poseidon will simplify the carbon credit market with the creation of an ecosystem built on Stellar.org’s blockchain technology. This technology will prevent double counting of carbon and will be consistent across jurisdictions, making it easier for companies to deliver and measure progress towards their climate targets or other goals such as deforestation-free commitments.
Remitr - Remitr is a global platform for cross border payments, licensed in Canada. Remitr uses the Stellar network for international settlements for businesses as well as other payment partners. Remitr’s own payout network of 63 countries, comprising several currencies, is extended onto the Stellar network.
MSewa Software Solution (MSS) - MSewa Software Solution (MSS) Payments provides a one-stop digital payment service available across the Globe. MSS Payments aims at serving the consumers (Banked, Unbanked and Underbanked) with mobile banking facilities on the move from anywhere by transferring funds in their mobile phone.
PesaChoice - PesaChoice is a leader in international bill payment services for the African diaspora. PesaChoice aims at making international bill payment process easy, seamless, secure, with reasonable and competitive service fees, and up to date technological advances.
SendX - Singapore based SendX, in partnership with Stellar, is the better way to move money worldwide. The SendX team believes that the future of transactions is decentralized and distributed, bringing true equity to everyone across the value chain.
VoguePay - VoguePay, with offices in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, is partnering with Stellar to become the cheapest and most efficient way to send money between the United Kingdom and Nigeria. In the coming months, they expect to expand this service to other selected African countries.
HashCash - Hashcash consultants build financial solutions for banks and financial institutions over blockchain. We leverage the Stellar platform to build products that vastly improve the remittance and payments experience for banks and their customers. Transfers happen lightning fast at a fraction of current rates and operational cost is significantly reduced. HashCash is headquartered in India, with operations across South Asia and the Gulf.
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Stellar Lumens vs Other Cryptocurrencies
Lumens vs. Bitcoin: Jed McCaleb spoke at Distributed Markets in 2017 about the advantages, but more importantly, the disadvantages of Bitcoin. Listen to the talk here. Jed said, “Bitcoin is this awesome innovation. The first thing it does is converts a real world resource, electricity, into a digital asset. So it takes something from the real world and puts it into the digital realm. The second thing it does is provides immutable public record. It’s basically a database that everyone can see but no one change arbitrarily… That’s great, Bitcoin solves the double spin problem [ of proving possession and transmitting volume]… [However, to fix the problems of bitcoin] you might think well maybe we’ll just kind of keep adding [software] to Bitcoin until we get there, but that’s not really the way software works. You want to have the design from the beginning and solve these simple issues. Bitcoin was designed to be a new currency, it wasn’t really designed to be this unifying universal payment network. So that’s what Stellar does. It solves these three remaining issues.”
Lumens vs. Bitcoin #2: According to wired.com, "Bitcoin mining guzzles energy - and it's carbon footprint just keeps growing." Wired says "Today, each bitcoin transaction requires the same amount of energy used to power nine homes in the US for one day... The total energy use of this web of hardware is huge—an estimated 31 terawatt-hours per year. More than 150 individual countries in the world consume less energy annually. And that power-hungry network is currently increasing its energy use every day by about 450 gigawatt-hours, roughly the same amount of electricity the entire country of Haiti uses in a year." Because Stellar is based on a consensus algorithm rather than mining, it takes much less energy to run the Stellar network. The Poseidon Foundation decided to build their platform on Stellar rather than Ethereum or Bitcoin because of this (twitter source).
Lumens ICO tokens vs. Ethereum ICO tokens: According to Stellar.org, "traditionally, ICO tokens have been issued on the Ethereum network in the form of ERC20 tokens. ERC20 tokens are easy to issue and are infinitely customizable using Ethereum’s smart contracting language. However, recent events have highlighted and exacerbated some weaknesses of the network, including slow transaction processing times for the network during ICOs and increasingly expensive gas prices (by fiat standards) for transactions and smart contract execution. Moreover, many organizations require only basic tokens; they adopt the risk of Ethereum’s Turing complete programming language without taking advantage of many of its benefits."
"While Ethereum has the most expressive programming capabilities, we believe Stellar is the best choice for ICOs that do not require complex smart contracts. Stellar’s primary goal is to facilitate issuing and trading tokens, especially those tied to legal commitments by known organizations, such as claims on real-world assets or fiat currency."
Stellar vs. Ethereum #2: The median transaction time on Stellar is 5 seconds, compared to approximately 3.5 minutes on Ethereum (source). Stellar has a negligible transaction fee (.00001 XLM ~= $0.0000002) with no gas fee for computation, while depending on the complexity of the computation, the median cost for a transfer on the Ethereum network is $0.094. Security: While both Stellar and Ethereum run on a decentralized network, the Stellar network has fewer security pitfalls. Stellar uses atomic transactions comprised of simple, declarative operations while Ethereum uses turing complete programming capabilities which produces less auditable code and greater risk of exploitable vulnerabilities (source). Recently, a security flaw in the Ethereum network froze millions of dollars. According to Mobius ariticle written by David Gobaud, "On November 6, 2017, Github user deveps199 'accidentally' triggered a bug in Parity, a popular Ethereum mult-sig wallet, that froze more than $152 million in Ether across 151 addresses. The bug impacted several token sales including Polkadot, which has had ~$98 million out of its recent $145 million sale frozen."
"Mobius had none of its ongoing pre-sale Ether frozen because we do not trust Ethereum’s Smart Contract based multi-sig wallets given the vast Turing complete attack surface and did not use one. Security broadly is one of the main reasons the MOBI token that powers the DApp Store is a Stellar Protocol token and not an Ethereum token."
Lumens vs. Ripple: According to Wall Street Bitcoin Exchange, "Many investors like to compare the company [Stellar] to Ripple, and there are a lot of similarities, being that some of the founders worked on the Ripple team. In what can now be looked at as another blockchain development drama that plays out on chat boards and in interviews all across the globe. Stellar declared they fixed Ripple’s problems with their hard fork, however, Ripple has failed to admit to any of the flaws in its design that the Stellar team has pointed out." The article concludes by saying, "We Choose XLM Over XRP For 2018. That is why we are going with Stellar Lumens over Ripple in our portfolio for the rest of 2017 and 2018. After holding Ripple for a long time this year, it just never seems to make the big break like other names with bigger market caps like Bitcoin Cash, Dash, and Litecoin have. While we are holding on most all our larger market caps, we feel that Stellar Lumens will be one of the break out coins for 2018."
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Conclusion
The stellar.org team is doing an amazing job making partnerships and pioneering the use of blockchain technology for various types of transactions. What we are seeing is a new technology that can actually be used to solve real-world problems. As a community, we need to continue supporting Stellar and we will quickly see it power transactions across the world. What are your thoughts about Stellar? What do you see in the future of Stellar? Any important news you want to share? Comment below.
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