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r/Bitcoin recap - October 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 34th monthly Bitcoin news recap. (a bit late this time, sorry)
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on
A recap of Bitcoin in October 2019
Mining * Block 600k has been mined and with it the 18 millionth bitcoin (19 Oct)
Regulation & Politics
Archeology (Financial Incumbents)
Price & Trading
Fun & Other
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r/Bitcoin recap - May 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 29th monthly Bitcoin news recap. (sorry a bit late this month)
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on
A recap of Bitcoin in May 2019
Regulation & Politics
Archeology (Financial Incumbents)
Price & Trading
Fun & Other
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Weekly Update: Launch of BOMBX, Parachute + BOMBX partnership, Crypto Lifestyle Interview, AXPR on Binance Dex... – 12 Jul - 18 Jul'19

Weekly Update: Launch of BOMBX, Parachute + BOMBX partnership, Crypto Lifestyle Interview, AXPR on Binance Dex... – 12 Jul - 18 Jul'19
Hiya folks! This was one of the most eventful weeks in recent Parachute history. Strap onto your seatbelts. Here we go!

Cap announced the start of a new journey with BOMB’s latest venture, BOMBX (more on that later). In short, new groups will get to explore ParJar, new tokens will be added and a ton of new communities will get to experience Parachute in all its glory. Plus, ParJar will add the Binance chain to its list of supported chains. BEP2 tokens, here we come! Cap’s interview with The Crypto Lifestyle was this week as well. Have a look! PAR got listed on MetaMorphPro through a Twitter vote. This week we added a new token to ParJar: SNTR (Silent Notary). Read more about the project here. Don’t forget Cap’s reminder: when you join a new partner project channel, read up on them, join to learn about the project, be a part of their community. We want ParJar to be used as a tool for that community. Hence, try not to tip other coins/tokens there (including PAR).
Derjenige is a master of woodwork. Check out how he makes PAR coasters
Ian hosted an art trivia in the Tiproom. 50k PAR given away. Noice! In the Big Chili Race, Jason is still ahead of the competition at 47 cm. Just 3 more centimeters to win 400k PAR. If you’ve been meaning to use the Parachute sticker set on Telegram but couldn’t find it, click here. Cryptonoob has been hard at work designing UX concepts for the Parachute app. This week, he interviewed Parachuters to gauge user sentiment. Chris announced the start of a British Open Pick ‘Em Tournament with a prize pot of 100k PAR. Say what! Jason’s flash game for 65k PAR to find the “weirdest product for sale on the internet” saw some super wacky items being posted. Evan, Alexis and CF picked the craziest ones. Pika, Nilzinho, Richi and Airdrop won honourable mentions. Lmao! Roberto was kind enough to translate the ParJar guide to Spanish.
Big Chili Race participants. L to R: Abhijoy (8th), Tony (2nd), Jason (1st), Richi (5th)
BOMB announced the launch of an exploratory incubator on the Binance Chain called BOMBX. As Zachary explained during the livestream of the launch, while BOMB signifies destruction, BOMBX signifies creation. All BOMB token holders will receive BOMBX tokens (XIO) in 1:25 ratio. Find out more from Dash’s article linked above. Check this tweet thread for the TLDR. If you plan to watch the full announcement video, check out the index to skip to the sections of your interest. This infographic should help explain the incubator ecosystem being planned. There was also a giveaway for the top lessons shared by entrepreneurs from the BOMB community. As announced in the last update, BOMB was listed on Hotbit this week. Benjamin’s latest report on tokenomics got published. And as promised, the token statistics dashboard went live this week. Opacity is also one of the partners of BOMBX. As the explained in their article, Opacity will be the preferred storage provider for startups incubated by BOMBX. Opacity’s whitepaper is also now available with an Opacity storage handle for downloading and reading.
BOMBX Partners
This week’s Parachute + Uptrennd brainstorm session focused on Technical Analysis. Uptrennd founder Jeff sat down with Enjin CTO Witek Radomski to talk about the Efinity scaling solution, ERC-1155 marketplace and other topics. Membership on Uptrennd has been growing steadily. This called for a celebratory giveaway with Plus, Idex listing of 1UP is expected next week. Another public voting for a free detailed review of a project by the Uptrennd team started this week. aXpire’s AXPR token was listed on Binance Dex. Woot woot! Like last week, the weekly aXpire burn event was for 20k AXPR. Reasons for the double burn to be released in next update. There’s also a new dashboard to track all the token burns now. Checked out Clinton’s cool aXpire mug yet? Do it! And finally, catch up on the weekly updates at aXpire and the crypto space from this video. 2gether won the second prize on Pitch Day at the Barcelona Trading Conference. Congratulations!
AXPR Burn dashboard (as on 28-Jul-19)
Fantom appointed their consultant Bariq Sekandari as Director of BD and Listings this week. Bariq has been the driving force behind the deluge of FTM listings on exchanges in the last few weeks. The project also entered into a partnership with The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum and SEED Group to join hands in the Dubai smart city project. This news was covered by The Merkle, Coin Spectator and The Daily Chain. In this week’s technical article, the Sfxdx team writes about ChainWitness consensus algorithm. If you’ve missed the July updates of Fantom, fret not. CMO Michael Chen has covered it all in this post. Fantom also joined the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) this week along with several key figures from Fantom being added to the GBA Consultant Directory. Core dev Andre Cronje will be speaking at CFN Network’s “Future of Blockchain and Bitcoin” event at London in September. Click here for deets. The infogif contest winner was declared. THORChain announced a partnership with Fantom to allow BEP2 token swaps at market rates. Benjamin Cowen’s first FTM deep dive was released. Neat! Plus, Chico Crypto, That Martini Guy, Crypto Zombie and Bloxlive featured the project in their videos this week.
Fantom sets up its footing in Dubai
Hydro and its molecule solution got featured in World Blockchain Forum’s latest Medium article. Hydro announced the start of its article contest and winner of the video contest. Click here and here for the latest updates on all the moving parts of Hydro. Switch and SwitchDex were covered by BitcoinNews, The Merkle, Coinspeaker, NullTx, Incrypts, Altcoin Sara and Cryptopedic. ESH got listed on AltMarkets with a BTC pairing. Ahead of the start to the SMS Beta Testing phase, Birdchain announced social media competition. 50k BIRD up for grabs! Marketeers, have a read of their article on the efficacy of Pay-per-click campaigns. The latest Bounty0x bi-weekly update is available here. We have covered most of the news items in past updates. Catch up on District0x news from the weekly update post. All the pending questions from last week’s ETHOS AMA were answered this week in another AMA with founder Shingo and Voyager CMO Steve Capone. Following a system maintenance, Update 2.0 for the Universal Wallet went out this week. Upgrades include faster transactions, fee improvement and listing of BCH. Remember Horizon State’s nomination to the Wellington Gold Awards? They have started introducing the nominees recently and featured Horizon State this week. The project also got nominated for a Blockies Award by Blockchain Australia. Woot! And last but definitely not the least, Horizon State is now conducting a vote for The Opportunities Party in New Zealand. Check it out here.
Cap’s beer haul from the Parachute Beer Exchange. Courtesy: Thane
And with that, it’s a wrap for this week at Parachute and partners. See you soon with another weekly update. Ciao!
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(In order of first message) (Spoiler means possibly NSFW)
JDllama (Chat_Report.1)
First message: I know. But not everyone understands that shit. You're gonna have to tell your kids and friends about your past, too)
Last message: I have no idea how many times I've told them about it
Message count: 3
jrbudda (Chat_Report.1)
First Message: it is just fucking depressing
Last Message: shit
Message count: 3
lisa11 (No Messages) (Chat_Report.1)
amandaz/amandaz_nun (No Messages) (Chat_Report.1)
First message: Kill the motherfucker. (Chat_Report.2)
Last message: This is why we can't be friends anymore. (Chat_Report.4)
Message count: 4
First message: Ok. (Chat_Report.2)
Last message: I will have to go now. (Chat_Report.4)
Message count: 6
NYSTLSportsFan (Chat_Report.2)
First message: Ok.
Last message: It's called a motherfucker.
Message count: 7
IndeedHeIs (Chat_Report.3)
Last message: I want to be loved
Message count: 4
Ouisha (Chat_Report.3)
Only message: sims, this is what love is to me
sims_mio (Chat_Report.3)
Only message: (c) [RACHAEL RICHARDSON](c)
TheSneakySnake (Chat_Report.4)
First message: I'll make the next batch of cookies
Last message: For you, of course.
Message count: 2
Furry Inc.
First message: UwU (Chat_Report.5)
Last message: I will be your bitch (Chat_Report.34)
Message count: 21
First message: I found some weird shit on the dark web today. (Chat_Report.6)
Last message: What song is this? (Chat_Report.34)
Message count: 20
newageLyricist (Chat_Report.6)
Only message:
First message: wow (Chat_Report.6)
Last message: maybe it won't (Chat_Report.24)
Message count: 6
swiftpantha (Chat_Report.6)
Only message: oh that's cool
yahar (Chat_Report.6)
First message: haha
Last message:
Message count: 2
PiratePiratesPirates (Chat_Report.7)
First message: Yeah, I found some neat stuff on it.
Last message: "Oh, you should talk to this girl, you are a great guy!"
Message count: 3
SexyButNotThatSexy (Chat_Report.8)
First message: Some guy wanted to fuck me earlier.
Last message: @Im14AndThisIsDeep #5529 What? What do you mean by "breasts?"
Message count: 2
First message: Hello. (Chat_Report.9)
Last message: Let's see you tomorrow. (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
Message count: 33
First message: Wifi'd fuck it. (Chat_Report.9)
Last message: But I'm still more than open to it. (Chat_Report.36)
Message count: 679
First message: Wifi would fuck it? (Chat_Report.9)
Last message: If you do want to talk to me about this, I am more than happy to be contacted (Chat_Report.11)
Message count: 10
First message: My friend died yesterday. :( (Chat_Report.12)
Last message: ikr (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
Message count: 9
First message: and I'm a total dickface about it, as is everybody else in this channel. (Chat_Report.12)
Last message: It's like Cats. (Chat_Report.18)
Message count: 9
First message: Well, it's sad and a tragedy. If it's a joke then it's funny (Chat_Report.12)
Last message: Have fun. (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
Message count: 4
First message: Aha! Lighten the fuck up! (Chat_Report.13)
Last message: Well, I hope you enjoyed your stay in here. (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
Message count: 35
Michael (Chat_Report.14)
First message: Go to bed.
Last message: I'm going to fuck your mom?
Message count: 6
Devin (Chat_Report.14)
First message: You first, motherfucker.
Last message: The plan is to fuck your mom in her sleep.
Message count: 5
StoryButButNot (Chat_Report.15)
First message: Let's start a story!
Last message: Is this story something to be proud of?
Message count: 5
First message: Hello. (Chat_Report.16)
Last Message: Sup boi (Chat_Report.23)
Message count: 6
TyroneMorgenson (Chat_Report.18)
First message: Is there a subreddit that has good quality art?
Last message: Can you link me?
Message count: 2
First message: I just got in the car (Chat_Report.19)
Last message: Don't be! Ben Dover at your service! (Chat_Report.21)
Message count: 4
First message: Hello, IHateYou! (Chat_Report.22)
Last message: I'm going to assume he's been murdered (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
Message count: 24
Draynar|Work (Chat_Report.23)
First message: I love the idea of the first guy in the game to get it is a woman, but she's a man, he takes a swing at her and it's an unprovoked rape lol
Last message: I don't need a lot of money, just to make a place for you to live.
Message count: 18
First message: You can always be a woman later in life? Like when I become an old lady? (Chat_Report.23)
Last message: It's a pic of me in a hat (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
Message count: 16
timg (Chat_Report.24)
Only message:
Doomaholic (Chat_Report.24)
First message:
Last message:
Message count: 3
Poomph (Chat_Report.24)
Only message:
First message: lol (Chat_Report.24)
Last message: I think the most realistic option would be to have a simple proof of stake system where it is a matter of time until you have a majority, but I don't think it is a realistic way to go for something like Bitcoin (Chat_Report.31)
Message count: 260
First message: I'm not sure who that girl is, but I don't think I'm compatible (Chat_Report.24)
Last message: I'm still curious about the other idea of a "new version" of the repo (I don't really see a problem with that idea) that could be used as a backup or something. (Chat_Report.27)
Message count: 7
miyako (Chat_Report.24)
First message: It seems you're the first girl to talk to him
Last message: It looks like you have something to say
Message count: 2
newbieonfire (Chat_Report.24)
First message: so...
Last message: why are we making this secret? what is wrong with sharing information?
Message count: 10
RaccoonBite (Chat_Report.24)
First message: ^
Last message: That would be cool
Message count: 5
First message: you dont have to tell me (Chat_Report.24)
Last message: oh well, sorry, i thought i was good at it :P (Chat_Report.31)
Message count: 38
First message: yeah you're right that it's kind of silly for me to be looking at it (Chat_Report.24)
Last Message: yes, and I can say that she just seemed so interested in the guy that she wouldn't mind if he was watching (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
Message count: 17
First message: you mean when we all talk about the "bible" (Chat_Report.24)
Last message: I'm all for it (Chat_Report.28)
Message count: 123
First message: what are you guys doing? (Chat_Report.24)
Last message: the internet is a bitch. (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
Message count: 5
DartFeld (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
Only message: Yeah, everyone enjoyed our chat too
YaGottaStayFres (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: so there's a bunch of people in here thinking im a retard and thats ok because i hate it when i make a mistake
Last message: im just explaining that i was drunk and stupid
Message count: 3
Hak (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: That's a great idea Hak
Last message: you get to make it then
Message count: 5
Mitsurin (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: I hope I'm not making that pun
Last message: so... you're on fire?
Message count: 3
Morpork (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: We don't really have any answers to this question, either. Maybe it's all a matter of perception. Some people see us as a "gang", others see us as friends. Maybe it's a simple case of "what you see is what you get".
Last message: If someone has a better way to describe it, let me know!
Message count: 58
Hedonist2 (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: Thank you. I'll try to finish up, but I can't seem to keep up with you all.
Last message: Why should it be open?
Message count: 12
Drew_gimel (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: I was thinking the same thing
Last message: I was going to say a quick "What if the game crashes" or something like that
Message count: 2
Drew_gibel (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: Huh.
Last message: I'll have to stop here.
Message count: 2
eat1337 (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: But yeah. If you were a guy who was an active member of the SRD circlejerk, it's probably not the best idea to link to that.
Last message: So we can talk about it
Message count: 4
First message: Sylpharillion: the reason people should feel comfortable talking to you is because you're a cisgender woman (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
Last message: I'm not even going to try to keep you here. (Chat_Report.32)
Message count: 6
DamionSchubert (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: Sylpharillion: not your intentions, but my own
Last message: No, I'm just a writer.
Message count: 84
Aurora^ (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: You are the engineer
Last message: (Not that I'm not interested in any of this, just that you guys don't seem very interested in having a conversation about games, at least at the moment)
Message count: 74
Iguana13 (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: Aurora^: what about them?
Last message: They're not really games, either.
Message count: 3
XavierMendel (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
First message: Games are generally considered in games.
Last message: I understand. That's just the way it is, I guess
Message count: 11
First message: but that would be a lie (Chat_Report.25>1 - XL)
Last message: It doesn't require looking at base class names. It takes a route (Chat_Report.36)
Message count: 43
Zoloft (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: you mean you were trying to find out what they were?
Last message: what about the research? are you doing any research on it?
Message count: 3
First message: what are you doing to help us understand it? (Chat_Report.25>2_XL)
Last message: thank you for the support, and for helping me develop the project (Chat_Report.33)
Message count: 38
Ketonom (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
Only message: You know, the donations are very helpful. I just thought that it might be good to keep track of who donated what.
JakOfMar (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: Vorpas_Jabwak, I can try to get someone to check if this was indeed you that made the donation?
Last message: *takes off*
Message count: 10
Moltar (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: If you do have the software I'd love to hear some feedback. I have a lot of questions for it.
Last message: Sorry if I didn't keep up with you guys.
Message count: 4
Turoth (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: Sup everyone?
Last message: sup
Message count: 2
KhaosReigns (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: I'm out
Last message: Thanks.
Message count: 23
Ewok_ (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: night
Last message: yeah we know how the night went, we just dont know if she was really asleep when the phone rang
Message count: 8
Nebster173 (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: Have a good night.Last message: that's all i got
Message count: 13
Wesandeac (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
Only message: yeah it's a real bummer that it was a false alarm
jalockk (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: but if that's your only point she can't really say something else...
Last message: what do you mean?
Message count: 7
miesian (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
Only message: we don't like the idea of them being taken out because they are not the ones we really are against
Schnibri (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: I love how it seems like the more they try to keep it secret, the more they are forced to keep it open
Last message: well that could mean some kind of delay
Message count: 3
chicompe_ (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: Ok, I'm gonna leave this here:
Last message: the problem, in my experience, is that it's hard for people to really figure out what you're talking about. I would assume that with a lot of the work that's going on there are some people who are really good at solving it. I'm not.
Message count: 6
Mining- (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message:
Last message: [00:11] [23:21] [00:20]
Message count: 57
rooty (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: @emmaw
Last message: but please don't PM me about that :)
Message count: 6
Zubian (Chat_Report.25>2 - XL)
First message: so is this the one with the red pill?
Last message: not sure why the devs don't do it, but there are some good reasons
Message count: 13
MinecraftBot (Chat_Report.26)
Only message: I am the Minecraft Bot! Set up to remind you that Minecraft is a game we should all play happily.
FailedPrecursor (Chat_Report.26)
First message: No, this bot will do a great job of that
Last message: Just don't think I'm not watching.
Message count: 22
First message: Ajarm: That's the idea. The idea of a repo being hosted "on one server" is just a problem of scalability/filling the space on the server where the repo is hosted. I'd have no problem with that. (Chat_Report.27)
Last message: :) (Chat_Report.32)
Message count: 28
rob_hoegee (Chat_Report.27)
Only message: you don't want to put all your eggs in one basket, i would agree with that
dine909 (Chat_Report.27)
First message: i know, i tried the old client for like 5 years straight and never upgraded
Last message: yes you did, and you should have paid back the amount i had invested
Message count: 8
First message: Ajarm: No, no I don't (Chat_Report.27)
Last message: I hope it would be of some help to you, Mitten. (Chat_Report.28)
Message count: 56
jhansen828 (Chat_Report.28)
First message: I suppose, but how would that be possible without the blockchain?
Last message: It just means that it will be hard to make it hard to make it hard to do so
Message count: 7
Explanation (Chat_Report.29)
First message: There's a big issue with the LoveHoney scandal.
Last message: There are more charges to be brought against LoveHoney and their staff.
Message count: 25
Zandt (Chat_Report.30)
First message: [1:21 AM] [01:20] why did you make my life hell Zandt ?
Last message: and then I'll call you
Message count: 15
Derek (Chat_Report.30)
First message: What happened to the rest of the team?
Last message: And then I'd be like 'hey, so I'm dating now'.
Message count: 87
ElderBot (Chat_Report.30)
Only message: The stream has ended.
_______ (Chat_Report.30)
First message: Rude.
Last message: Fuck you.
Message count: 17
____ (Chat_Report.30)
First message: You've just said that I hate you, which means you're the one I hate.
Last message: Fuck you.
Message count: 5
Lets_go_flyers (Chat_Report.30)
First message: I hate myself too
Last message: <3
Message count: 13
Buzzkill (Chat_Report.30)
Only message: Stop. Stop. Stop. Stop. Stop! Stop.
MooFish (Chat_Report.30)
First message: <3
Last message: Okay, I'll go away. I think I've had enough.
Message count: 32
Zachums (Chat_Report.30)
First message: <3
Last message: <3
Message count: 2
Silverboks (Chat_Report.30)
First message: lol
Last message: well, at least you didn't come back here, you know
Message count: 8
mivv_ (Chat_Report.31)
First message: it looks like I will be stuck with my $200 for a little while...
Last message: thanks for inviting me!
Message count: 7
starlainjury (Chat_Report.31)
First message: what's the link to the newbie thread?
Last message: (i have no clue though)
Message count: 19
kurwa (Chat_Report.31)
First message: I would argue you can't, as all the miners need to be convinced of the validity of the new fork to get all the nodes to switch
Last message: If you want to solve the consensus problem, you can't have majority of miners
Message count: 4
StephenHawk (Chat_Report.32)
First message: This chatroom is dead.
Last message: I want to be a part of a community that will help people like me who've had similar experiences
Message count: 8
PeehsNoic (Chat_Report.32)
First message: it's just gone.
Last message: And if there's one group, why can't they do other things?
Message count: 11
125 characters total. (1-100 shown here)
2,471 messages so far.
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What Are the Biggest Alleged Crypto Heists and How Much Was Stolen?

What Are the Biggest Alleged Crypto Heists and How Much Was Stolen?

As the appeal of cryptocurrency has grown, so has the opportunity for scammers to part naive investors from their money. 2019 has been no exception, with cryptocurrency and blockchain forensics company Ciphertrace dubbing it “the year of the exit scam.”
Exit scams are not a new phenomenon, with a 2018 report conducted by Statis Group revealing over 80% of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in that year to have been fraudulent. Here, Cointelegraph explains exit scams and how to spot them, as well as a look at some of the biggest scams that have been discovered by various researchers.

What are exit scams?

The premise of cryptocurrency is simple, a new ICO launches, claiming to offer lucrative returns for investors. Investors can’t believe their luck and clamor to buy in. The business runs for some time on the back of the invested capital, but, sooner or later, disaster strikes and the company shuts down, often with no explanation.
After a while, it becomes obvious that the company is gone for good, along with the invested funds. The poisoned chalice of crypto’s decentralized nature often means that investors are left in the dark when trying to recoup or trace their pilfered funds.

How to spot an exit scam

Many exit scams have tell-tale signs that investors should look out for. The financial content site Investopedia has a handy list of key characteristics.
First, exit scams often have inconsistent or misleading information about the team behind the project. When scouting potential investment opportunities, investors should scour for information on key members of any ICO.
It’s important to remember that online credibility can be faked by purchasing likes, profiles and followers on social media. Celebrity endorsements with verified accounts could also ring alarm bells for investors. A fake Twitter account purporting to be Elon Musk, with a supposedly verified twitter account, raised over $155,000 as part of a 2018 Bitcoin scam.
Investors should verify the credentials of backers, team leaders and promoters of cryptocurrency projects. Although individuals may seem to be legitimate at first glance, brand new social mediaprofiles and few followers or connections should raise eyebrows.
The most significant characteristic unifying exit scams in cryptocurrency is the promise of a huge return on investment (ROI) — chances are that it’s probably too good to be true. Investors should always look through even the smallest details of what they are required to invest and what the company purports to be able to give back to them.
ICOs usually come with a white paper, setting out the design details of the project along with a business plan and other information. Investors should pursue all available information for ICOs, as any vagueness in the white papers should signal a big red flag.
When investing in an ICO, it’s vital to get an understanding of the business model. Investopdia writes that anything powered by concept alone should be a warning to anyone tempted to buy in. Although cryptocurrency projects can and do launch off the back of technological advances, investors should be wary of projects looking to gather millions of dollars before taking a sober look at the project’s ability to return the investment from the published information.
Heavy promotion of an upcoming ICO can also be a sign of an exit scam. Past scams have employed bloggers to promote via numerous forums. Ads both online and in print media could also be suspicious.

$2.9 billion PlusToken scam could be largest exit scam ever

A 2019 report shared with Cointelegraph by the cryptocurrency and blockchain forensics company Ciphertrace dubbed 2019 the year of the exit scam and highlighted the billions of dollars stolen in multiple scams this year alone.
The report shines a light on what, if confirmed, could be the biggest crypto scam ever, with an estimated loss of around $2.9 billion after Chinese police uncovered an alleged Ponzi schemeinvolving the South Korean wallet provider and exchange PlusToken. Although more is being uncovered about PlusToken, mystery still surrounds the key events.
Ciphertrace reports that the platform has enshrouded several Chinese nationals, the government of Vanuatu, the Chinese police and the company’s co-founders — a South Korean man operating under the alias of “Kim Jung Un” and a Russian known only as “Leo.” The alleged PlusToken scam centers around an app with which the wallet provider claimed investors could invest in PlusToken (PLUS).
According to the report, the firm claimed that the token, based on the Ethereum blockchain, was developed by a major technology company. PlusToken is also said to have falsely stated that it could deliver wallet holders an ROI of between 8% and 16% per month, with a minimum deposit of $500 in crypto assets.
Ciphertrace also reported that no verifiable source of revenue existed other than the proceeds from new membership. Those were onboarded per the traditional method of a Ponzi scheme, which require a constant stream of new investment in order to support its semblance of growth. Investors were incentivized to recommend new users with an invitation, which was the only way to join.
Although this was enough for some members to dismiss the legitimacy of the project outright, Leo, the company’s co-founder, published a press release that claimed he had met with Prince Charles, the future head of the English royal family, providing photos as proof. Ciphertrust reported that it had contacted the Prince Charles Foundation, which confirmed that Leo had indeed attended the event, but would not provide other information about the individual due to European Union General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.
PlusToken’s fate was seemingly sealed on June 28, after members of the Chinese police touched down in Vanuatu, detained six people involved with the project and extradited them back to mainland China. Ciphertrace reported that the so-called “PlusToken Six” were either Vanuatu citizens or applying for citizenship at the time of their arrest.
Soon after, PlusToken members found that they were unable to withdraw funds from their accounts. Customers were informed that withdrawals via the app were frozen due to “technical difficulties.” By June 20, the PlusToken app had ceased operations due to purported system maintenance.
For investors, there seems to be no secure lead on the final resting place of the allegedly billions of dollars of stolen funds. The Chinese government has yet to comment. A July 12 post from PlusToken stated that the six Chinese individuals were simply service users and not actually involved with the running of the company itself, stating that users should ignore the rumors and not try to log in until they receive confirmation that the servers are back online.


On April 9, 2018, two ICOs — iFan and Pincoin — operating under the umbrella of company Modern Tech based in Vietnam, went silent after reports outed them as scams that had scalped 32,000 investors out of an alleged $660 million in tokens, according to Tuoi Tre News.
Victims claim that the damages amount to roughly 15 trillion Vietnamese dong ($660 million) in token sales. Angered investors held a demonstration outside Modern Tech’s Ho Chi Minh City headquarters on April 8.
One of the initial characteristics that could have alarmed investors was the fact that Pincoin offered service users bonuses for successfully bringing other people on board. Pincoin did initially pay out cash until January 2018, when the company switched to iFan tokens, TechCrunch reported.
The owner of Modern Tech’s office building said that the company left its offices in March and that no one knew their current whereabouts. The firm left behind only an incomplete website that is now inactive. Modern Tech initially tried to pass itself off as a mere representative of both coins in Vietnam, prior to media reports confirming that seven of its Vietnamese executives were in fact behind the projects.
TechCrunch reported that the ambiguous mission statement from the then-functional site is typical of the vague and jargon-filled copy used by exit scammers:
“The PIN Project is about building an online collaborative consumption platform for global community, base on principles of Sharing Economy, Blockchain Technology, and Crypto Currency”
Financial scam directory Behindmlm released a report in February 2018 that found its buy-in method was typical of an ROI Ponzi scheme. Pincoin’s website is currently down, though iFan’s is still online.

QuadrigaCX — regulators catch on

The death of 30-year old Gerald Cotten shook the crypto world — not only because Cotten was the co-founder and CEO of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, QuadrigaCX, but also because his control of the passwords and keys to accounts rendered all the assets on the exchange forever inaccessible after his death. Cotten took over $195 million of stolen cryptocurrency with him to the grave.
Related: QuadrigaCX Users Lose $190M as Speculations Over Cotten’s Death Swirl
Commenting on the May 9 Ernst & Young report, Ciphertrace said Cotten had played fast and loose with customer funds for many years in order to support a lavish lifestyle for both himself and his wife. Cotten allegedly exercised complete control over the exchange and used his position to perform “unsupported deposits” — i.e., fabricated transactions not represented by either fiat or cryptocurrency.
Cotten also used significant volumes of customers’ cryptocurrency via transfers from the platform into other exchanges he controlled. As per the EY report, Cotten shifted significant amounts of fiat and cryptocurrency between alias accounts, although less than 1% of these transfers was supported by documentation. Ciphertrace notes that as the admin, Cotten was in a perfect position to hide his fraudulent activities.
In a pattern that may now seem familiar, Cotten used customer funds to pay for QuadrigaCX operating costs after the company suffered liquidity issues due to his reported fraudulent use of user deposits. As QuadrigaCX began to struggle to stay afloat, EY reported that Cotten gambled customer funds in off-platform margin accounts to meet margin calls.
The report also states that Cotten traded unsupported deposits for legitimate funds thereby generating artificial trading markets, abused his position to override Know Your Customer requirements and hoarded all passwords:
“The Monitor understands passwords were held by a single individual, Mr. Cotten and it appears that Quadriga failed to ensure adequate safeguard procedures were in place to transfer passwords and other critical operating data to other Quadriga representatives should a critical event materialize (such as the death of key management personnel).”
As of April 12, EY estimated that Quadriga held around $20.8 million in assets and around $160 million in liabilities. The debts and assets are spread over three subsidiary companies, 0984750 B.C. LTD. (the “Quadriga Estate”), Quadriga Fintech Solutions and Whiteside Capital Corporation. On July 31, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia approved over $1.6 million in fees for parties seeking remuneration from the exchange, according to court documents.PDF) seen by Cointelegraph.

CFTC action launched after $147 million BTC scheme

On June 18, 2019, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) initiated a civil enforcement action against now-defunct Control-Finance Limited for a scheme involving $147 million worth in Bitcoin.
It is alleged that Control-Finance Ltd. defrauded over 1,000 investors by laundering around 22,858 Bitcoin. In mid-September 2017, its website was abruptly taken offline, payments to clients were suspended and advertising content from social media accounts was deleted.
The firm initially said that it would reimburse customers by late 2017. However, the company allegedly began transferring laundered Bitcoin by using the crypto wallet service CoinPayments. According to Ciphertrace’s Q2 2019 Anti-Money Laundering (AML) report, the CFTC complaint charges the company and its founder Benjamin Reynolds with:
“Exploiting public enthusiasm for crypto assets by fraudulently obtaining and misappropriating at least 22,858.22 Bitcoin from more than 1,000 customers through a classic high-yield investment (HYIP) Ponzi scheme called the Control-Finance Affiliate Program.”
Per the CFTC, the company claimed that investors who buy Bitcoin through the firm would be guaranteed daily profits thanks to their team of expert cryptocurrency traders. The complaint also stated that the firm falsely claimed market volatility would ensure funds invested through Control-Finance would result in profit.
The CFTC also alleged that Control-Finance misleadingly promised that it could earn customers a 1.5% ROI daily and 45% monthly. Control-Finance is also reported to have sent partial amounts of new clients’ BTC deposits to other customers, which were disguised as profit from trading, a tactic typical of Ponzi schemes. The legal action seeking civil monetary penalties and permanent trading bans continues.

Co-owner of Bitmarket found shot dead after alleged exit scam

On July 8, the Poland-based exchange Bitmarket shut down, citing liquidity issues. According to Ciphertrace’s Q2 2019 AML report, the shutdown cost users around 2,300 Bitcoin, approximately $23 million. Users attempting to log on to the site were met with the following message:
“We regret to inform you that due to the loss of liquidity, since 08/07/2019, was forced to cease its operations. We will inform you about further steps.”
Ciphertrace reports that Bitmarket had a history of partners pulling out. In 2015, the firm lost payment processors CashBill and BlueMedia after the companies' banks requested they end their working relationship with Bitmarket. PKO Bank Polski, Bitmarket’s own bank, also terminated its relationship with the firm only six months after Bank BPH had done so earlier in 2015.
Bitmarket’s two founders, Marcin Aszkiełowicz and Tobiasz Niemiro, have contradicting accounts about the misplaced user funds. Aszkiełowicz claimed that the exchange had been hacked for 600 BTC in 2015, an incident from which the company was unable to recover.
Niemiro, however, claimed that he was not responsible for activities on the exchange. Niemiro also purported to have been told that the company was purchased with a deficit of 600 BTC, which he allegedly repaid with his own money. Niemiro said he could not confirm that his partners had indeed used the money to purchase the 600 BTC.
Two weeks after the interview, Niemiro was found dead in a forest near his home with a gunshot wound to the head, which the police deemed to be self-inflicted. The District Attorney’s Office stated that it is not looking into the involvement of third parties in Niemiro’s death, but are still actively investigating the misappropriation of funds.
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Console gaming is hardly different from PC gaming, and much of what people say about PC gaming to put it above console gaming is often wrong.

I’m not sure about you, but for the past few years, I’ve been hearing people go on and on about PCs "superiority" to the console market. People cite various reasons why they believe gaming on a PC is “objectively” better than console gaming, often for reasons related to power, costs, ease-of-use, and freedom.
…Only problem: much of what they say is wrong.
There are many misconceptions being thrown about PC gaming vs Console gaming, that I believe need to be addressed. This isn’t about “PC gamers being wrong,” or “consoles being the best,” absolutely not. I just want to cut through some of the stuff people use to put down console gaming, and show that console gaming is incredibly similar to PC gaming. I mean, yes, this is someone who mainly games on console, but I also am getting a new PC that I will game on as well, not to mention the 30 PC games I already own and play. I’m not particularly partial to one over the other.
Now I will mainly be focusing on the PlayStation side of the consoles, because I know it best, but much of what I say will apply to Xbox as well. Just because I don’t point out many specific Xbox examples, doesn’t mean that they aren’t out there.

“PCs can use TVs and monitors.”

This one isn’t so much of a misconception as it is the implication of one, and overall just… confusing. This is in some articles and the pcmasterrace “why choose a PC” section, where they’re practically implying that consoles can’t do this. I mean, yes, as long as the ports of your PC match up with your screen(s) inputs, you could plug a PC into either… but you could do the same with a console, again, as long as the ports match up.
I’m guessing the idea here is that gaming monitors often use Displayport, as do most dedicated GPUs, and consoles are generally restricted to HDMI… But even so, monitors often have HDMI ports. In fact, PC Magazine has just released their list of the best gaming monitors of 2017, and every single one of them has an HDMI port. A PS4 can be plugged into these just as easily as a GTX 1080.
I mean, even if the monitoTV doesn’t have HDMI or AV to connect with your console, just use an adaptor. If you have a PC with ports that doesn’t match your monitoTV… use an adapter. I don’t know what the point of this argument is, but it’s made a worrying amount of times.

“On PC, you have a wide range of controller options, but on console you’re stuck with the standard controller."

Are you on PlayStation and wish you could use a specific type of controller that suits your favorite kind of gameplay? Despite what some may believe, you have just as many options as PC.
Want to play fighting games with a classic arcade-style board, featuring the buttons and joystick? Here you go!
Want to get serious about racing and get something more accurate and immersive than a controller? Got you covered.
Absolutely crazy about flying games and, like the racers, want something better than a controller? Enjoy!
Want Wii-style motion controls? Been around since the PS3. If you prefer the form factor of the Xbox One controller but you own a PS4, Hori’s got you covered. And of course, if keyboard and mouse it what keeps you on PC, there’s a PlayStation compatible solution for that. Want to use the keyboard and mouse that you already own? Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Of course, these aren’t isolated examples, there are plenty of options for each of these kind of controllers. You don’t have to be on PC to enjoy alternate controllers.

“On PC you could use Steam Link to play anywhere in your house and share games with others.”

PS4 Remote play app on PC/Mac, PSTV, and PS Vita.
PS Family Sharing.
Using the same PSN account on multiple PS4s/Xbox Ones and PS3s/360s, or using multiple accounts on the same console.
In fact, if multiple users are on the same PS4, only one has to buy the game for both users to play it on that one PS4. On top of that, only one of them has to have PS Plus for both to play online (if the one with PS Plus registers the PS4 as their main system).
PS4 Share Play; if two people on separate PS4s want to play a game together that only one of them owns, they can join a Party and the owner of the game can have their friend play with them in the game.
Need I say more?

“Gaming is more expensive on console.”

Part one, the Software
This is one that I find… genuinely surprising. There’s been a few times I’ve mentioned that part of the reason I chose a PS4 is for budget gaming, only to told that “games are cheaper on Steam.” To be fair, there are a few games on PSN/XBL that are more expensive than they are on Steam, so I can see how someone could believe this… but apparently they forgot about disks.
Dirt Rally, a hardcore racing sim game that’s… still $60 on all 3 platforms digitally… even though its successor is out.
So does this mean you have to pay full retail for this racing experience? Nope, because disk prices.
Just Cause 3, an insane open-world experience that could essentially be summed up as “break stuff, screw physics.” And it’s a good example of where the Steam price is lower than PSN and XBL:
Not by much, but still cheaper on Steam, so cheaper on PC… Until you look at the disk prices.
See my point? Often times the game is cheaper on console because of the disk alternative that’s available for practically every console-available game. Even when the game is brand new.
Dirt 4 - Remember that Dirt Rally successor I mentioned?
Yes, you could either buy this relatively new game digitally for $60, or just pick up the disk for a discounted price. And again, this is for a game that came out 2 months ago, and even it’s predecessor’s digital cost is locked at $60. Of course, I’m not going to ignore the fact that Dirt 4 is currently (as of writing this) discounted on Steam, but on PSN it also happens to be discounted for about the same amount.
Part 2: the Subscription
Now… let’s not ignore the elephant in the room: PS Plus and Xbox Gold. Now these would be ignorable, if they weren’t required for online play (on the PlayStation side, it’s only required for PS4, but still). So yes, it’s still something that will be included in the cost of your PS4 or Xbox One/360, assuming you play online. Bummer, right?
Here’s the thing, although that’s the case, although you have to factor in this $60 cost with your console, you can make it balance out, at worst, and make it work out for you as a budget gamer, at best. As nice as it would be to not have to deal with the price if you don’t want to, it’s not like it’s a problem if you use it correctly.
Imagine going to a new restaurant. This restaurant has some meals that you can’t get anywhere else, and fair prices compared to competitors. Only problem: you have to pay a membership fee to have the sides. Now you can have the main course, sit down and enjoy your steak or pasta, but if you want to have a side to have a full meal, you have to pay an annual fee.
Sounds shitty, right? But here’s the thing: not only does this membership allow you to have sides with your meal, but it also allows you to eat two meals for free every month, and also gives you exclusive discounts for other meals, drinks, and desserts.
Let’s look at PS Plus for a minute: for $60 per year, you get:
  • 2 free PS4 games, every month
  • 2 free PS3 games, every month
  • 1 PS4/PS3 and Vita compatible game, and 1 Vita-only game, every month
  • Exclusive/Extended discounts, especially during the weekly/seasonal sales (though you don’t need PS Plus to get sales, PS Plus members get to enjoy the best sales)
  • access to online multiplayer
So yes, you’re paying extra because of that membership, but what you get with that deal pays for it and then some. In fact, let’s ignore the discounts for a minute: you get 24 free PS4 games, 24 free PS3 games, and 12 Vita only + 12 Vita compatible games, up to 72 free games every year. Even if you only one of these consoles, that’s still 24 free games a year. Sure, maybe you get games for the month that you don’t like, then just wait until next month.
In fact, let’s look at Just Cause 3 again. It was free for PS Plus members in August, which is a pretty big deal. Why is this significant? Because it’s, again, a $60 digital game. That means with this one download, you’ve balanced out your $60 annual fee. Meaning? Every free game after that is money saved, every discount after that is money saved. And this is a trend: every year, PS Plus will release a game that balances out the entire service cost, then another 23 more that will only add icing to that budget cake. Though, you could just count games as paying off PS Plus until you hit $60 in savings, but still.
All in all, PS Plus, and Xbox Gold which offers similar options, saves you money. On top of that, again, you don't need to have these to get discounts, but with these memberships, you get more discounts.
Now, I’ve seen a few Steam games go up for free for a week, but what about being free for an entire month? Not to mention that; even if you want to talk about Steam Summer Sales, what about the PSN summer sale, or again, disc sale discounts? Now a lot of research and math would be needed to see if every console gamer would save money compared to every Steam gamer for the same games, but at the very least? The costs will balance out, at worst.
Part 3, the Systems
  • Xbox and PS2: $299
  • Xbox 360 and PS3: $299 and $499, respectively
  • Xbox One and PS4: $499 and $399, respectively.
Rounded up a few dollars, that’s $1,000 - $1,300 in day-one consoles, just to keep up with the games! Crazy right? So called budget systems, such a rip-off.
Well, keep in mind that the generations here aren’t short.
The 6th generation, from the launch of the PS2 to the launch of the next generation consoles, lasted 5 years, 6 years based on the launch of the PS3 (though you could say it was 9 or 14, since the Xbox wasn’t discontinued until 2009, and the PS2 was supported all the way to 2014, a year after the PS4 was released). The 7th gen lasted 7 - 8 years, again depending on whether you count the launch of the Xbox 360 to PS3. The 8th gen so far has lasted 4 years. That’s 17 years that the console money is spread over. If you had a Netflix subscription for it’s original $8 monthly plan for that amount of time, that would be over $1,600 total.
And let’s be fair here, just like you could upgrade your PC hardware whenever you wanted, you didn’t have to get a console from launch. Let’s look at PlayStation again for example: In 2002, only two years after its release, the PS2 retail price was cut from $300 to $200. The PS3 Slim, released 3 years after the original, was $300, $100-$200 lower than the retail cost. The PS4? You could’ve either gotten the Uncharted bundle for $350, or one of the PS4 Slim bundles for $250. This all brings it down to $750 - $850, which again, is spread over a decade and a half. This isn’t even counting used consoles, sales, or the further price cuts that I didn’t mention.
Even if that still sounds like a lot of money to you, even if you’re laughing at the thought of buying new systems every several years, because your PC “is never obsolete,” tell me: how many parts have you changed out in your PC over the years? How many GPUs have you been through? CPUs? Motherboards? RAM sticks, monitors, keyboards, mice, CPU coolers, hard drives— that adds up. You don’t need to replace your entire system to spend a lot of money on hardware.
Even if you weren’t upgrading for the sake of upgrading, I’d be amazed if the hardware you’ve been pushing by gaming would last for about 1/3 of that 17 year period. Computer parts aren’t designed to last forever, and really won’t when you’re pushing them with intensive gaming for hours upon hours. Generally speaking, your components might last you 6-8 years, if you’ve got the high-end stuff. But let’s assume you bought a system 17 years ago that was a beast for it’s time, something so powerful, that even if it’s parts have degraded over time, it’s still going strong. Problem is: you will have to upgrade something eventually.
Even if you’ve managed to get this far into the gaming realm with the same 17 year old hardware, I’m betting you didn’t do it with a 17 year Operating System. How much did Windows 7 cost you? Or 8.1? Or 10? Oh, and don’t think you can skirt the cost by getting a pre-built system, the cost of Windows is embedded into the cost of the machine (why else would Microsoft allow their OS to go on so many machines).
Sure, Windows 10 was a free upgrade for a year, but that’s only half of it’s lifetime— You can’t get it for free now, and not for the past year. On top of that, the free period was an upgrade; you had to pay for 7 or 8 first anyway.
Point is, as much as one would like to say that they didn’t need to buy a new system every so often for the sake of gaming, that doesn’t mean they haven’t been paying for hardware, and even if they’ve only been PC gaming recently, you’ll be spending money on hardware soon enough.

“PC is leading the VR—“

Let me stop you right there.
If you add together the total number of Oculus Rifts and HTC Vives sold to this day, and threw in another 100,000 just for the sake of it, that number would still be under the number of PSVR headsets sold.
Why could this possibly be? Well, for a simple reason: affordability. The systems needed to run the PC headsets costs $800+, and the headsets are $500 - $600, when discounted. PSVR on the other hand costs $450 for the full bundle (headset, camera, and move controllers, with a demo disc thrown in), and can be played on either a $250 - $300 console, or a $400 console, the latter recommended. Even if you want to say that the Vive and Rift are more refined, a full PSVR set, system and all, could cost just over $100 more than a Vive headset alone.
If anything, PC isn’t leading the VR gaming market, the PS4 is. It’s the system bringing VR to the most consumers, showing them what the future of gaming could look like. Not to mention that as the PlayStation line grows more powerful (4.2 TFLOP PS4 Pro, 10 TFLOP “PS5…”), it won’t be long until the PlayStation line can use the same VR games as PC.
Either way, this shows that there is a console equivalent to the PC VR options. Sure, there are some games you'd only be able to play on PC, but there are also some games you'd only be able to play on PSVR.
…Though to be fair, if we’re talking about VR in general, these headsets don’t even hold a candle to, surprisingly, Gear VR.

“If it wasn’t for consoles holding devs back, then they would be able to make higher quality games.”

This one is based on the idea that because of how “low spec” consoles are, that when a developer has to take them in mind, then they can’t design the game to be nearly as good as it would be otherwise. I mean, have you ever seen the minimum specs for games on Steam?
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Just Cause 3
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k, 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)
Fallout 4
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Witcher 3
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
Actually, bump up all the memory requirements to 8 GBs, and those are some decent specs, relatively speaking. And keep in mind these are the minimum specs to even open the games. It’s almost as if the devs didn’t worry about console specs when making a PC version of the game, because this version of the game isn’t on console. Or maybe even that the consoles aren’t holding the games back that much because they’re not that weak. Just a hypothesis.
But I mean, the devs are still ooobviously having to take weak consoles into mind right? They could make their games sooo much more powerful if they were PC only, right? Right?
No. Not even close.
  • CPU: Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or better or AMD Bulldozer or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVidia GeForce 2xx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory / AMD 5xxx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
These are PC only games. That’s right, no consoles to hold them back, they don’t have to worry about whether an Xbox One could handle it. Yet, they don’t require anything more than the Multiplatform games.
  • CPU: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4GB
  • GPU: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent - This includes most GPUs scoring greater than 950pts in the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark
  • CPU: 2 ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11 (they don’t even list a GPU)
So what’s the deal? Theoretically, if developers don’t have to worry about console specs, then why aren’t they going all-out and making games that no console could even dream of supporting?
Low-end PCs.
What, did you think people only game on Steam if they spent at least $500 on gaming hardware? Not all PC gamers have gaming-PC specs, and if devs close their games out to players who don’t have the strongest of PCs, then they’d be losing out on a pretty sizable chunk of their potential buyers.
Saying “devs having to deal with consoles is holding gaming back” is like saying “racing teams having to deal with Ford is holding GT racing back.” A: racing teams don’t have to deal with Ford if they don’t want to, which is probably why many of them don’t, and B: even though Ford doesn’t make the fastest cars overall, they still manage to make cars that are awesome on their own, they don’t even need to be compared to anything else to know that they make good cars.
I want to go back to that previous point though, developers having to deal with low-end PCs, because it’s integral to the next point:

“PCs are more powerful, gaming on PC provides a better experience.”

This one isn’t so much of a misconception as it is… misleading.
Did you know that according to the Steam Hardware & Software Survey (July 2017) , the percentage of Steam gamers who use a GPU that's less powerful than that of a PS4 Slim’s GPU is well over 50%? Things get dismal when compared to the PS4 Pro (Or Xbox One X). On top of that, the percentage of PC gamers who own a Nvidia 10 series card is about 20% (about 15% for the 1060, 1080 and 1070 owners).
Now to be fair, the large majority of gamers have CPUs with considerably high clock speeds, which is the main factor in CPU gaming performance. But, the number of Steam gamers with as much RAM or more than a PS4 or Xbox One is less than 50%, which can really bottleneck what those CPUs can handle.
These numbers are hardly better than they were in 2013, all things considered. Sure, a PS3/360 weeps in the face of even a $400 PC, but in this day in age, consoles have definitely caught up.
Sure, we could mention the fact that even 1% of Steam accounts represents over 1 million accounts, but that doesn’t really matter compared to the 10s of millions of 8th gen consoles sold; looking at it that way, sure the number of Nvidia 10 series owners is over 20 million, but that ignores the fact that there are over 5 times more 8th gen consoles sold than that.
Basically, even though PCs run on a spectrum, saying they're more powerful “on average” is actually wrong. Sure, they have the potential for being more powerful, but most of the time, people aren’t willing to pay the premium to reach those extra bits of performance.
Now why is this important? What matters are the people who spent the premium cost for premium parts, right? Because of the previous point: PCs don’t have some ubiquitous quality over the consoles, developers will always have to keep low-end PCs in mind, because not even half of all PC players can afford the good stuff, and you have to look at the top quarter of Steam players before you get to PS4-Pro-level specs. If every Steam player were to get a PS4 Pro, it would be an upgrade for over 60% of them, and 70% of them would be getting an upgrade with the Xbox One X.
Sure, you could still make the argument that when you pay more for PC parts, you get a better experience than you could with a console. We can argue all day about budget PCs, but a console can’t match up to a $1,000 PC build. It’s the same as paying more for car parts, in the end you get a better car. However, there is a certain problem with that…

“You pay a little more for a PC, you get much more quality.”

The idea here is that the more you pay for PC parts, the performance increases at a faster rate than the price does. Problem: that’s not how technology works. Paying twice as much doesn’t get you twice the quality the majority of the time.
For example, let’s look at graphics cards, specifically the GeForce 10 series cards, starting with the GTX 1050.
  • 1.8 TFLOP
  • 1.35 GHz base clock
  • 2 GB VRAM
  • $110
This is our reference, our basis of comparison. Any percentages will be based on the 1050’s specs.
Now let’s look at the GTX 1050 Ti, the 1050’s older brother.
  • 2.1 TFLOP
  • 1.29 GHz base clock
  • 4 GB VRAM
  • $140 retail
This is pretty good. You only increase the price by about 27%, and you get an 11% increase in floating point speed and a 100% increase (double) in VRAM. Sure you get a slightly lower base clock, but the rest definitely makes up for it. In fact, according to GPU boss, the Ti managed 66 fps, or a 22% increase in frame rate for Battlefield 4, and a 54% increase in mHash/second in bitcoin mining. The cost increase is worth it, for the most part.
But let’s get to the real meat of it; what happens when we double our budget? Surely we should see a massive increase performance, I bet some of you are willing to bet that twice the cost means more than twice the performance.
The closest price comparison for double the cost is the GTX 1060 (3 GB), so let’s get a look at that.
  • 3.0 TFLOP
  • 1.5 GHz base clock
  • 3 GB VRAM
  • $200 retail
Well… not substantial, I’d say. About a 50% increase in floating point speed, an 11% increase in base clock speed, and a 1GB decrease in VRAM. For [almost] doubling the price, you don’t get much.
Well surely raw specs don’t tell the full story, right? Well, let’s look at some real wold comparisons. Once again, according to GPU Boss, there’s a 138% increase in hashes/second for bitcoin mining, and at 99 fps, an 83% frame rate increase in Battlefield 4. Well, then, raw specs does not tell the whole story!
Here’s another one, the 1060’s big brother… or, well, slightly-more-developed twin.
  • 3.9 TFLOP
  • 1.5 GHz base clock
  • 6 GB VRAM
  • $250 retail
Seems reasonable, another $50 for a decent jump in power and double the memory! But, as we’ve learned, we shouldn’t look at the specs for the full story.
I did do a GPU Boss comparison, but for the BF4 frame rate, I had to look at Tom’s Hardware (sorry miners, GPU boss didn’t cover the mHash/sec spec either). What’s the verdict? Well, pretty good, I’d say. With 97 FPS, a 79% increase over the 1050— wait. 97? That seems too low… I mean, the 3GB version got 99.
Well, let’s see what Tech Power Up has to say...
94.3 fps. 74% increase. Huh.
Alright alright, maybe that was just a dud. We can gloss over that I guess. Ok, one more, but let’s go for the big fish: the GTX 1080.
  • 9.0 TFLOP
  • 1.6 GHz base clock
  • 8 GB VRAM
  • $500 retail
That jump in floating point speed definitely has to be something, and 4 times the VRAM? Sure it’s 5 times the price, but as we saw, raw power doesn’t always tell the full story. GPU Boss returns to give us the run down, how do these cards compare in the real world?
Well… a 222% (over three-fold) increase in mHash speed, and a 218% increase in FPS for Battlefield 4. That’s right, for 5 times the cost, you get 3 times the performance. Truly, the raw specs don’t tell the full story.
You increase the cost by 27%, you increase frame rate in our example game by 22%. You increase the cost by 83%, you increase the frame rate by 83%. Sounds good, but if you increase the cost by 129%, and you get a 79% (-50% cost/power increase) increase in frame rate. You increase it by 358%, and you increase the frame rate by 218% (-140% cost/power increase). That’s not paying “more for much more power,” that’s a steep drop-off after the third cheapest option.
In fact, did you know that you have to get to the 1060 (6GB) before you could compare the GTX line to a PS4 Pro? Not to mention that at $250, the price of a 1060 (6GB) you could get an entire PS4 Slim bundle, or that you have to get to the 1070 before you beat the Xbox One X.
On another note, let’s look at a PS4 Slim…
  • 1.84 TFLOP
  • 800 MHz base clock
  • 8 GB VRAM
  • $300 retail
…Versus a PS4 Pro.
  • 4.2 TFLOP
  • 911 MHz base clock
  • 8 GB VRAM
  • $400 retail
128% increase in floating point speed, 13% increase in clock speed, for a 25% difference in cost. Unfortunately there is no Battlefield 4 comparison to make, but in BF1, the frame rate is doubled (30 fps to 60) and the textures are taken to 11. For what that looks like, I’ll leave it up to this bloke. Not to even mention that you can even get the texture buffs in 4K. Just like how you get a decent increase in performance based on price for the lower-cost GPUs, the same applies here.
It’s even worse when you look at the CPU for a gaming PC. The more money you spend, again, the less of a benefit you get per dollar. Hardware Unboxed covers this in a video comparing different levels of Intel CPUs. One thing to note is that the highest i7 option (6700K) in this video was almost always within 10 FPS (though for a few games, 15 FPS) of a certain CPU in that list for just about all of the games.
…That CPU was the lowest i3 (6100) option. The lowest i3 was $117 and the highest i7 was $339, a 189% price difference for what was, on average, a 30% or less difference in frame rate. Even the lowest Pentium option (G4400, $63) was often able to keep up with the i7.
The CPU and GPU are usually the most expensive and power-consuming parts of a build, which is why I focused on them (other than the fact that they’re the two most important parts of a gaming PC, outside of RAM). With both, this “pay more to get much more performance” idea is pretty much the inverse of the truth.

“The console giants are bad for game developers, Steam doesn't treat developers as bad as Microsoft or especially Sony.”

Now one thing you might’ve heard is that the PS3 was incredibly difficult for developers to make games for, which for some, fueled the idea that console hardware is difficult too develop on compared to PC… but this ignores a very basic idea that we’ve already touched on: if the devs don’t want to make the game compatible with a system, they don’t have to. In fact, this is why Left 4 Dead and other Valve games aren’t on PS3, because they didn’t want to work with it’s hardware, calling it “too complex.” This didn’t stop the game from selling well over 10 million units worldwide. If anything, this was a problem for the PS3, not the dev team.
This also ignores that games like LittleBigPlanet, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Metal Gear Solid 4 all came out in the same year as Left 4 Dead (2008) on PS3. Apparently, plenty of other dev teams didn’t have much of a problem with the PS3’s hardware, or at the very least, they got used to it soon enough.
On top of that, when developing the 8th gen consoles, both Sony and Microsoft sought to use CPUs that were easier for developers, which included making decisions that considered apps for the consoles’ usage for more than gaming. On top of that, using their single-chip proprietary CPUs is cheaper and more energy efficient than buying pre-made CPUs and boards, which is far better of a reason for using them than some conspiracy about Sony and MS trying to make devs' lives harder.
Now, console exclusives are apparently a point of contention: it’s often said that exclusive can cause developers to go bankrupt. However, exclusivity doesn’t have to be a bad thing for the developer. For example, when Media Molecule had to pitch their game to a publisher (Sony, coincidentally), they didn’t end up being tied into something detrimental to them.
Their initial funding lasted for 6 months. From then, Sony offered additional funding, in exchange for Console Exclusivity. This may sound concerning to some, but the game ended up going on to sell almost 6 million units worldwide and launched Media Molecule into the gaming limelight. Sony later bought the development studio, but 1: this was in 2010, two years after LittleBigPlanet’s release, and 2: Media Molecule seem pretty happy about it to this day. If anything, signing up with Sony was one of the best things they could’ve done, in their opinion.
Does this sound like a company that has it out for developers? There are plenty of examples that people will use to put Valve in a good light, but even Sony is comparatively good to developers.

“There are more PC gamers.”

The total number of active PC gamers on Steam has surpassed 120 million, which is impressive, especially considering that this number is double that of 2013’s figure (65 million). But the number of monthly active users on Xbox Live and PSN? About 120 million (1, 2) total. EDIT: You could argue that this isn't an apples-to-apples comparison, sure, so if you want to, say, compare the monthly number of Steam users to console? Steam has about half of what consoles do, at 67 million.
Now, back to the 65 million total user figure for Steam, the best I could find for reference for PlayStation's number was an article giving the number of registered PSN accounts in 2013, 150 million. In a similar 4-year period (2009 - 2013), the number of registered PSN accounts didn’t double, it sextupled, or increased by 6 fold. Considering how the PS4 is already at 2/3 of the number of sales the PS3 had, even though it’s currently 3 years younger than its predecessor, I’m sure this trend is at least generally consistent.
For example, let’s look at DOOM 2016, an awesome faced-paced shooting title with graphics galore… Of course, on a single platform, it sold best on PC/Steam. 2.36 million Steam sales, 2.05 million PS4 sales, 1.01 million Xbox One sales.
But keep in mind… when you add the consoles sales together, you get over 3 million sales on the 8th gen systems. Meaning: this game was best sold on console. In fact, the Steam sales have only recently surpassed the PS4 sales. By the way VG charts only shows sales for physical copies of the games, so the number of PS4 and Xbox sales, when digital sales are included, are even higher than 3 million.
This isn’t uncommon, by the way.
Even with the games were the PC sales are higher than either of the consoles, there generally are more console sales total. But, to be fair, this isn’t anything new. The number of PC gamers hasn’t dominated the market, the percentages have always been about this much. PC can end up being the largest single platform for games, but consoles usually sell more copies total.
EDIT: There were other examples but... Reddit has a 40,000-character limit.

"Modding is only on PC."

Xbox One is already working on it, and Bethesda is helping with that.
PS4 isn't far behind either. You could argue that these are what would be the beta stages of modding, but that just means modding on consoles will only grow.

What’s the Point?

This isn’t to say that there’s anything wrong with PC gaming, and this isn’t to exalt consoles. I’m not here to be the hipster defending the little guy, nor to be the one to try to put down someone/thing out of spite. This is about showing that PCs and consoles are overall pretty similar because there isn’t much dividing them, and that there isn’t anything wrong with being a console gamer. There isn’t some chasm separating consoles and PCs, at the end of the day they’re both computers that are (generally) designed for gaming. This about unity as gamers, to try to show that there shouldn’t be a massive divide just because of the computer system you game on. I want gamers to be in an environment where specs don't separate us; whether you got a $250 PS4 Slim or just built a $2,500 gaming PC, we’re here to game and should be able to have healthy interactions regardless of your platform.
I’m well aware that this isn’t going to fix… much, but this needs to be said: there isn’t a huge divide between the PC and consoles, they’re far more similar than people think. There are upsides and downsides that one has that the other doesn’t on both sides. There’s so much more I could touch on, like how you could use SSDs or 3.5 inch hard drives with both, or that even though PC part prices go down over time, so do consoles, but I just wanted to touch on the main points people try to use to needlessly separate the two kinds of systems (looking at you PCMR) and correct them, to get the point across.
I thank anyone who takes the time to read all of this, and especially anyone who doesn’t take what I say out of context. I also want to note that, again, this isn’tanti-PC gamer.” If it were up to me, everyone would be a hybrid gamer.
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Aegees: Safe haven for your data

Aegees: Safe haven for your data
We are developing Aegees, a “new generation” messenger app with boosted functionality and enhanced data protection. It will become ‘doctor’s orders’ for anyone who values privacy and security; businessmen, public officers, investors, celebrities and their family, to name just a few. All Aegees users will enjoy complete protection from hacking attempts and spyware.
We want Aegees to become a byword for confidentiality. To live up to that, Aegees will feature data encryption, automatic message and file deletion, secret chats with additional authorisation, and on top of that, all data will be securely stored within the app instead of a remote server.
Main Features
Aegees (pronounced EE-jees) will have all the features users have come to expect — calling, text and voice messaging, file exchange, chats, conferences and channels.
Enhanced functionality. Additionally, we are developing some innovative functions. Some are entirely new, and some can only be seen in certain select products from current market leaders. In the course of the next twelve months, we will develop functions like video playback within the app, video calling and video conferencing, a chatbot maker, a cryptocurrency transaction hub, SIP calling, and many other features.
The User Interface is intuitive and easy. We have deliberately decided not to go for an original design so that users will immediately see a UI with which they are already familiar, one that’s similar to other apps. Because most users have already developed certain interaction habits with messenger apps and have certain expectations about available scenarios, we decided it would be best to cater to them.
Cross-platform compatible Aegees works with Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS and Linux. We also intend to develop a desktop syncing solution. Right now, the mobile app is already available on Google Play and AppStore, and the desktop versions are on track to launch by the end of the year.
Global reach. Ultimately the app will support 28 languages, and it works with five already. We aim to cater to the entire world, not limiting ourselves to a country or region, which is why we will soft launch our app in Hungary, Kenya, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Enhanced Security
Our primary focus is providing maximum data security to app users.
Crypto container. Most other apps store app data in the device’s memory. What makes Aegees different is that it stores all data in encrypted form in a designated crypto container for enhanced security. The crypto container is password-protected, and no password data is transmitted to any server, it remains known only to the user. Without it, no one will be able to extract any app-related information or even know whether any data is actually stored on the device.
User anonymity. The system will identify each user as a combination of two numbers that are based on their login and password and generated with the help of the SHA256 cryptographic hash algorithm. The app will not request any data or permissions beyond those that are minimally necessary, such as contact list access and permission to send SMS and email messages.
Tamper-proof and fail-safe. We are ultimately planning to migrate our software to the decentralised infrastructure called, Aegees.DCI, which will make sure the app can never be taken down or blocked by any public agency. To ensure continuity of the app’s availability, we will set up load-balancing clusters for our servers.
Timed data deletion is a top priority on our to-do list. The user will be able to set a timer to have messages automatically deleted after they have been read or at any time they choose after that. There will also be an emergency password that that will initiate clearing the device of all app data or replace it with decoy data once entered.
Enhanced user verification. The app will request additional verification for SIM-card change and use of new devices. Unless a new device is authorised from the verified one, all outgoing messages will be marked as unverified. This way, users will always know whether they are talking to a real user or to someone else who may have gained access to their phone.
Project Timeline
2016 is the year our project began. We set out on quite an ambitious mission, to create a messenger app that would provide 100-per cent secure communication. Our preliminary research indicated that users need protection against unauthorised access to their devices, interception of traffic and personal data and illicit phone or SIM-card swaps. We are developing Aegees to provide a solution to all these problems. 2016 was also the year we built the first prototype.
2017 is the year we designed the first version with basic functionality that included text messaging, file transfer and audio calling. Later that year we developed the crypto container for storing app data in encrypted form within the app, allowing us to avoid storing data on remote servers.
In 2018, we added video conferencing, a user notepad and stickers, and implemented ARGON 2i, the encryption algorithm that protects device memory from hacks. By the end of the year, we plan to develop secret chats, video calling and conferencing, and a desktop syncing solution. We will also add screen and theme customisation options and functions to set up personal channels.
We also plan to implement our one-of-a-kind proprietary “intruder’s eyes on screen” detection software. The messenger will notify the user about anyone trying to peek at their screen over their shoulder, and it will lock the chat to prevent any snoopers from being able to read it. This function will also be activated if anyone tries to use the messenger without authorisation.
We are also running a separate workflow to be a feature of our app to develop a convenient infrastructure for cryptocurrency investors. So far, we have designed the cryptocurrency wire transfer and cryptocurrency exchange protocols. With Aegees, users will be able to transfer or exchange Bitcoin, Ether, Monero and other currencies. It will also provide access to a decentralised P2P cryptocurrency exchange.
  1. Next year, we plan to equip the app with media file playback functionality and give users a chatbot setup tool. The final development stage will include migration to a completely decentralised infrastructure called Aegees.DCI.
Rollout. We began 2018 by releasing a closed beta version, and testing and fixing are currently underway. Once this is complete, we move on to the soft launch phase. We expect to launch globally at the end of the year.
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My karma breakdown. Analyze please.

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We directly connect mobile network operators and end users globally on our blockchain-based marketplace. With Bubble Tone Blockchain, travelers can swiftly become legitimate local customers of any foreign operator in the country they are traveling to. They dont need to replace their SIM card, and they retain their home number. Travelers - Make calls and use data during travel worldwide at great local rates with direct connection to local operators - No need to change your SIM-card or phone number - Next generation messenger packed with amazing communication features User’s Interface part A brief demonstration how subscribers can be connected with local rates and LTE quality around the world. Operators and service providers - Any operator can become global without complex network integrations - Direct access to international telecom market with millions of new customers - Increase in revenue through distribution of value-added services Blockchain Telecom part Live demonstration of mobile carriers' interconnection via Blockchain. New Offers and Requests are created and broadcasted in real-time mode, and a new mobile profile was downloaded onto SIM-card of a subscriber. Bubbletone project consists of two main parts: Blockchain and Mobile App Bubbletone Blockchain Bubbletone replaces old-fashioned and costly roaming technology by implementing smart contracts into mobile operators' interactions. 1 Visited operator 1 Visited operator Any mobile operator can publish its own tariff plans as smart contracts ("Offers"). These Offers are visible to all operators and their subscribers Blockchain Subscriber 2 Request for mobile services abroad Home operator 3 Smart-contract ("Request") with Digital Identity hash and Financial Transaction Blockchain 4 It's enough to execute the smart-contract to receive money and identify a visitor 5 Servicing the subscriber directly by downloading its own mobile profile onto a SIM-card "over-the-air” Any mobile carrier can publish prepaid plans as smart contracts on Bubbletone Blockchain. These offers are visible to all other operators and their subscribers. When subscriber selects offer, a new smart contract is created with the subscribers digital identity and payment transaction directly to foreign operator. Sim card registered in the local mobile network Subscriber is authorized Payment is processed Service is provided Billing is transparent Tariffs are local Zero costs for operator Quality LTE / LTE+ Quick launch for operator Bubbletone GitHub Bubbletone Yellow pager Blockchain in Telecom Wiki Why big operators will join Bubbletone? Read on Medium Bubbletone App Direct connection to a local operator provides low rates and high LTE quality, with easy management using Bubbletone mobile app BETA version is already availabe in: Google PlayApp Store Marketplace connecting subscribers and local network operators globally Keeping domestic phone number during foreign trips Conference video and audio calls SMS in future - send a date and text for your SMS Burning messages Buy, keep and use domestic phone numbers in different countries 100+ other communication features Who we are: 20 years of experience in Telecom Industry Allo Incognito - our own medium-sized mobile operator in Russia since 2002 Allo Incognito Website 240k+ Premium Subscribers 42m USD Annual revenue 10k POS Bubbletone is trending
UMT Tokens 22% Network Development Fund 220 000 000 UMT 50% Crowdsale 500 000 000 UMT 20% Founders 200 000 000 UMT 7.8% Team & Community Development Fund 78 000 000 UMT 0.2% Bounty fund 2 000 000 UMT Name: UMT Type: ERC-20 Function: Used in smart contracts to perform transactions. Can be used to top up user balance to pay for telecom services Total Supply: 1 000 000 000 tokens For sale: 50% All unsold tokens will be burnt and additional release of tokens will not be possible! Checked by clearify Bubbletone ICO 01.02 10.02 Stage 1 10.02 01.03 Stage 2 02.03 10.03 Stage 3 20.04 15.06 ICO Stage ICO ETH/UMT 1 ETH = 4000 UMT Vesting No vesting Minimum 0.1 ETH ICO starts: 20.04.18, 10AM (London time) Token price: 1 ETH = 4000 UMT Hard cap: 15 000 000 USD Accepted currencies: ETH, BTC Join White List to reserve your UMT Tokens JOIN WHITE LIST Our Team Key Team
Yury Morozov CEO and Founder Co-founder of 4 active telecom companies
Oleg Pravdin CTO Telecom visionary, founder of 3 start-ups in the USA, China and Russia.
Irina Chertok Co-founder and Major Chief Board Director
Sergei Ivanov CEO of "Allo Incognito" (mobile virtual network operator)
Sergey Malcev Lead Blockchain Software Engineer
Sergey Baloyan CMO and Head of IR
Fedor Rozhnov CBDO Strategic Developer for Telco, Realized 2 MVNO-projects for Russian mobile market
Kirill Maskaev CCO and Head of PR
Maria Voronova Project Manager
Stepan Gershuni Blockchain expert, co-founder @Block Notary
Sergey Sevantsyan Blockchain expert, public speaker Developers and IT engineers team
Michael Nazarenko Lead security and fault tolerance developer
Sergey Prilutskiy Security expert, Blockchain architecture development
Sergey Lepenkov Development of payment services and high-load applications in the telecommunication field
Oleg Vintovkin Development of IT project Yandex Telephony; development BSS & OSS for mobile carriers
Yury Vasilchikov Blockchain consultant, smart contracts developer
Alexander Artemiev Bubbletone messenger architecture development, integration with mobile carriers
Jackov Mayurov Bubbletone messenger project manager
Ajmat Iqbal Bubbletone messenger software development leader
Mir Monsoor Hossain Senior software developer
Momi Monjil Ara Senior software developer
Khandaker Raihan Hossain Senior software developer
Md. Shafiqul Islam Front-end software developer
Md Maniruzzaman Back-end software developer
Alexey Makeev Smart contracts software engineer
Varun Reddy Community Relations
Mariana Bugaeva Head of design group
Keith Teare Successful serial technology entrepreneur; Executive Chair at Accelerated Digital Ventures; TechCrunch founding shareholder and EasyNet, Europe’s first consumer Internet Service Provider
Dr. Norman Lewis Telecom expert Norman was running PWC’s innovation programme, He also worked in Orange UK as a Director of Technology Research, Founding Director of Future-Diagnosis, Executive board member of the MIT Communications Futures Programme.
Anders Larsson Anders worked in Ericsson Group for two decades to create the emerging technologies of 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and IOT in 10 different countries Held various CTO roles and the role of Vice President for Mobile Broadband in Southeast Asia & Oceania AllcoinWiki Co-founder Top-5 Blockchain Advisor in the world
Samson Lee Founder & CEO of CoinStreet; Executive Chairman of China (Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau) Greater Bay Area TechFin Association; Co-founder of Hong Kong Blockchain Centre; Co-Founder of Ethereum south China and south Asia communities; Chief Crypto-economic Advisor of Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange; Advisor of; Asia President of Next.TV Inc. and Chairman of STM Digital Group.
Joakim Holmer Joakim is a telecom expert, who had experience in AT&T and Ericsson Group. 15 years in various technical leadership positions around the world. Joakim has also worked with Software System Sales. With hunger to develop that included everything from Mobile App start-ups to RedHat, SAP and Cisco. AllcoinWiki co-founder
John Mun Co-Founder of Linker Coin; John obtained his MFE at UC Berkeley, then became a Market Maker, HFT trader and General Manager at one of South Korea's leading investment institutions Woori Investments and Securities. John’s finance and engineering background supported him strongly in the blockchain industry and now is also an expert in Smart Contract development.
Gabriel Zanko Fintech entrepreneur-Advisor. Founder of MobileyourLife and involved in the AI-Fintech space providing solutions in the B2B space. ICO advisory in Fundraising Capital and International Business Development.
Professor Jin Song Dong Director of the Institute for Integrated Intelligent System, Griffith University, Australia
Gilbert A. Darrell Gilbert is founder of Horizon Communications, the innovative provider of decentralized wireless infrastructure. He has 18 years of experience in IT and Telecoms and led multiple projects for Fortune 500 companies, such as Microsoft, Energizer and Siemens.
Vladimir Sirotinskiy CEO of Lingualeo, the market leader in online English language learning. Serial entrepreneur and business consultant
Oleg Khokhlov Adviser & Legal Counsel of ICO
Oleg Khokhlov is Partner with international law firm Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), headquartered in London.
Oleg was selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia 2013-2018 Editions in the field of Banking & Finance Law. He has been also highly recommended for Banking & Finance by IFLR1000 and Legal 500.
Oleg has advised leading ICOs and venture fiat/cryptofunds.
Maria Agranovskaya Blockchain and ICO Legal Expert. Managing Partner of GRAD Attorney Bar (30+ lawyers). Attorney at Law with 20+ years of experience. Working with cryptocurrency since 2010: ICO, trading, funds setup, etc. Over eight years running a multifamily office. Cross-border transactions, investments, asset management, deal and corporate structuring in various jurisdictions. M&A, international taxation Tech and Telecom leaders about Bubbletone Blockchain Roadmap Q1’2018 Initial version of smart contracts is ready.
The first “Offer” and “Request” are on the Blockchain platform. Demonstration of the platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February’18). Integration with major eSIM platforms to download mobile profiles onto SIM cards
Q2’2018 Web-API for integration of mobile operators and service providers.
Integration of Digital Identity into Bubbletone app. Commercial launch, with “Offers” from 10+ mobile operators are on Blockchain, low rates in 80+ countries.
Q3’2018 Global Mobile Profile approval by International Telecommunication Union.
Update Mini Nodes to participate in processing smart contracts. BubbleTone Blockchain – White Paper Page 25 of 31 New features in the Bubbletone app: Voting platform based on Blockchain, 4K videoconferences, transfer of fiat money and crypto currencies
Q4’2018 Expanding list of mobile operators and service providers connected to Bubbletone Blockchain Ecosystem.
The first 1 million transactions are processed
Q1-Q4’2019 Signing agreements with mobile operators worldwide to activate the Global Mobile Profile.
First prototype of a global SIM-chip to be embedded into mobile devices. Expanding list of mobile operators and service providers connected to the Bubbletone Blockchain Ecosystem. 10 million transactions are processed
Bubbletone Community around the world Bubbletone Worldwide Tour Past Events May 14-16 TMForum, Nice, France May 14-16 Coindesk Consensus 2018, New York, USA May 2-3 Future Blockchain Summit, Dubai May 1-3 IOTX 2018, Dubai April 26-27 World Blockchain Summit, Moscow, Russia April 23-26 MVNO World Congress, Madrid, Spain April 18-19 Blockchain Expo, London, UK April 17-18 Blockchain Conference, Moscow, Russia April 16-17 World Blockchain Forum, Dubai April 8 Blockchain Tomorrow 21, Seoul, Korea April 4 Blockchain Conference, Berlin, Germany March 28 Blockchain Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel March 22 Tallinn Blockchain Conference, Tallinn, Estonia March 21-22 Cryprocurrency World Expo, Berlin, Germany 26 February - 01 March Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 10 Crypto Investor Show, London, UK March 7-8 Blockchain Summit Zurich 2018, Zurich, Switzerland March 3-6 D10E Fintech Conference, Seoul, Korea March 2 Bubbletone Meet-Up, Singapore March 1 Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference, Istanbul, Turkey February 23 7th Korea Blockchain Symposium, Seoul February 27-28 Singapore Blockchain Summit 2018, Singapore 25-26 January Cryptoeconomy ICO London 22-24 January London Blockchain Week 2018 14 December Big ICO Roadshow, Moscow, Russia 8 December Crypto Space, Moscow, Russia 29-30 November Blockchain Expo in Santa Clara, California (booth 419) 29-30 November Block Show Asia in Singapore 14-15 November Telecom Conference in London 24-25 October World Blockchain Summit in Dubai 8-12 October GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, Stand E3-6 3-5 October Blockchain Solution Forum in Barcelona, Stand №100 26-27 September Telecom Conference in Singapore 25-26 September World Blockchain Forum in London FAQ How can I buy your tokens? Which cryptocurrencies are accepted? Which wallet should I use to receive tokens? What is the goal of your project? Is your product already working? Do you have a prototype or a beta version? Why do you have a blockchain in your project? How is your system going to expand? What are advantages for Node owners? What are the advantages of BubbleTone messenger? How do I operate all these other Sims on my phone? JOIN US
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