Right now, few direct alternatives to Google exist. But a new startup wants to pioneer a different way of creating and distributing place data—by paying you to map. With $1 million in seed funding, Streetcred is building a business model based on the blockchain, where digital tokens called Ether—a Bitcoin-esque cryptocurrencywith a fluctuating dollar value—would be paid out to contributors anywhere in the world to populate maps with new points of interest.
Think of it as the mapping industry’s move into the gig economy. “We’re hoping that the income can be similar to driving an Uber,” said Randy Meech, the CEO of Streetcred and the former CEO of the now-shuttered open-source mapping firm Mapzen.
The service isn’t available yet, as the company is still refining its business model. “We’re creating something that doesn’t exist right now,” Meech said. In the meantime, the company is trying to test the assumption that people will map for pay. Next week, it’s launching an app-based competition called MapNYC, which will ask New Yorkers to fill in a blank map of New York City with all the place data they can, competing for $50,000 worth of Bitcoin prizes.
Belanja online meningkat secara dramatis setiap tahun.
Peningkatan kecepatan koneksi internet, proliferasi smartphone, dan kenyamanan telah mengubah belanja online menjadi sektor ekonomi yang signifikan secara keseluruhan.
Di Amerika Serikat, belanja online mewakili 13 persen dari semua penjualan ritel untuk tahun 2017, terhitung $ 453,46 miliar saja.
Amazon adalah bagian terbesar dari total itu karena raksasa internet itu memiliki penjualan kotor sebesar $ 189,61 miliar
Kini ada spekulasi yang berkembang bahwa perusahaan sedang berupaya menciptakan cryptocurrency sendiri.
Hard Forks Hinder Mass Adoption of #Cryptocurrencies: Study
A new study has concluded that hard forks are a threat to the adoption of cryptocurrencies.
This is because splits in the blockchain of a particular cryptocurrency tend to lead to the erosion of trust. Additionally, such splits reduce user’s confidence in the capacity of the affected cryptocurrency to continue thriving as a medium of exchange.
Interestingly, more hard forks are predicted to appear with experts expecting up to 50 hard forks this year. The study which was published in Springer’s Journal – Environment Systems and Decisions, was not bereft of solutions needed to ensure the stability of the bitcoin network. “Suitable measures could include establishing metrics for key variables that can pre-emptively identify whether software changes are needed well before inflection points arise,” a public release of the study noted.
While there has been a substantial increase in the number of bitcoin blockchain splits, the survival rate of the bitcoin forks, as well as the altcoins, has been low with many of them managing to last for a period of only a couple of months. There have been exceptions though and this includes Vertcoin, Dogecoin and Litecoin which have managed to last for years.
Additionally, Trump called for good governance arguing that clear guidelines that advise when software updates result in a net positive would be beneficial since they would assist in stabilizing cryptocurrencies. The study whose lead author is Benjamin Trump, an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education fellow, reviewed over 800 hard forks, source code forks and soft forks.
The fact that the Trump study concluded that cryptocurrency adoption is low because blockchain splits erode trust somewhat comes as a surprise as it rarely ranks high on the list in the various studies that have been conducted over the years.
Commonly Cited Reasons
A YouGov survey released earlier this month, for instance, indicated that the perception that cryptocurrencies are used for illicit activities was likely one of the major factors hindering adoption. #bitcoinnews#cryptotality_
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Today we have the rating of the top-3 ICOs with (attention!) the lowest rating. These projects are starting the mass sale of tokens next week. As always there are leaders and outsiders among the players. Please, take this information into consideration when choosing the investment objects.⠀
The #Cognida project, which was rated by 6 agencies, receives the third place of our anti-rating. Most agencies did not find positive feedback on the team, on its activity in the networks or on the product. The product is a software that allows you to connect all the devices together, bringing all the data and messages in one format. As a result of research we have given this project 70.24 points.⠀
The second place is occupied by the project #TradeRiser, intending to free traders and investors from the need of studying numerous financial indicators, as all tedious work will be performed by research assistant (AI Research Assistant) using blockchain. The project was rated by 4 rating agencies, two of which- ICOmarks and Foxico –have given quite high ratings to it -8/10 and 7/10. Two others- ICObench and ICOstock24 –have given very low ratings-3.3 points each. Our evaluation of TradeRiser is 68.31.⠀
The leader of the outsiders is #GenuineFashion, disrupting the forged fashion industry by creating an unchangeable record that details and assures the provenance of valuable articles. Three agencies gave their ratings to Genuine Fashion. The worst rating was assigned by ICOmarks – 3.5 points out of 10. The agency was displeased with its social activity and lack of most of the data about the team. Our evaluation of this project is 51.93 points.⠀
We do not recommend to consider projects with rating below 80 points for ICO investments.⠀
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The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) framework proposed by the French financial market regulator AMF (l’Autorité des marchés financiers) has been officially adopted in Parliament.
The French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire confirmed this in a recent tweet.
The ICO framework, drafted in March, aims to protect investors by introducing a voluntary “ICO visa” system.
Companies seeking to launch an ICO project can apply for a visa by submitting a white paper to the French authorities for review. The white paper must contain content and relevant assurances about the specific details of the investor in order to obtain a visa. These details include:
Project descriptions related to ICO and its roadmap;
The rights conferred by the token ;
The economic purpose and use of funds raised during the ICO period.
The visa system does not include foreign companies and hopes to attract more domestic projects. The new ICO visa will make it easier for legitimate projects to obtain services from banks and accounting firms, and these companies have so far been difficult to access due to regulatory uncertainty in the cryptocurrency sector.
Blockchain.io is a new French cryptocurrency exchange that has launched a platform on which companies can conduct ICO projects. On Thursday, September 27th, the exchange will also launch their own ICO on the platform. Blockchain.io is currently shortlisted and will receive an official ICO visa issued by AMF. When asked about the new ICO framework, Blockchain.io CEO Pierre Noizat shared: "The French government has not hidden its ambition to make France an ICO center. The government does not want to miss the blockchain revolution. They often communicate with French blockchain and cryptocurrency entrepreneurs so that they can better grasp the market and understand the existence of the market and related issues, thus regulating the market accordingly." Earlier this year, the cryptocurrency regulatory working group appointed by the French Finance Minister has been the main driving force behind French cryptocurrency regulation.