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Dealing with Insider Pumps — A Hands-On Perspective

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KICKICO is experiencing “insider trading” right now. This is a good opportunity to reflect on this and give it a perspective. There’s a reason “insider trading” should be in quotes.

Insider trading is not a rare occurrence.

Just by looking at the past few months, there were at least two major cases of insider trading that made the media headlines:

Korea & ZCash

On September 28, 2017, an employee of Bithumb revealed information about listing of ZCash to the anonymous individual before the information was publicly disclosed. Almost immediately after the ZCash started trading on Bithumb, the trading volume of the asset surged, as the price of ZCash increased from $280 to $450.

USA & Bitcoin Cash

Coinbase in its policy prohibits its employees from trading on nonpublic information and communicating such information outside the company. Nevertheless, in December, the price of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin Cash (BCH) surged hours before Coinbase announced it would list Bitcoin Cash.

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But is “insider trading” really the word here?

“Insider trading” is something that comes from organizations with a traditional top-down business approach. An approach that is hundreds of years old and can’t really fit the paradigm shift that we are going through in the blockchain space.

But a bit of background and perspective is due.

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The blockchain and crypto space is all about decentralization. Decentralization is a word that’s been used too often and became a counter word. Every new project and company popping up in the crypto space blabbers decentralization, but they don’t really mean it.

The majority of companies entering the blockchain industry are in fact centralized. They are top-down traditional companies with upper management making all decisions and making the lower level employees carry them out without question. Their white papers say “decentralization”, their marketing shouts “decentralization”, yet their employees have distinct job positions and a strict pecking order.

Can centralized companies win in this space? A space, the very core of which means independent network and community support. A community support where each individual is not only independent in their decision but in fact must be independent to be a part of the network. A true community can only live, flourish, and be healthy in a non-authoritarian environment.

Any centralized company will fail in this space. Any centralized company that is not working with the community and has upper management making all the decisions and restricting information is very poorly adapted to the blockchain industry and will not survive.

The company must be a part of the community, the company must have a flat structure of interconnected and independent people that have a free-will agreement on how they work and have a common objective that bands them together.

KICKICO is a flat community organization. Are they a true teal organization? No, they are not there just yet. Transforming into a teal organization is a long and arduous process, but it is a process, and they are getting there. KICKICO is moving in the direction of true decentralization, and they do not restrict information.

There’s no upper management at KICKICO in the traditional sense.

Not restricting the information flow in the organization means information gets out.

It means that people at KICKICO — the people who work on a project for months and months because the project fascinates them and they believe in it — they have the right to buy the KICK coins in anticipation of major announcements. Major announcements of a thing they’ve been themselves building and that they are excited about. They also have the right to disclose any sort of information to whoever they want and do what their conscience dictates them to do.

As such, there’s no classified information, there’s only a certain distance to the information and the source. Someone who creates a product is at the core of knowing everything, someone who prepares an announcement is a little further from the information source, someone who executes the announcement is at a longer distance from the source and their friend or relative would be at a bigger distance. This is how information travels and it’s only natural.

Hence, there are no information leaks per se, there’s only a distance that the information travels and there’s time. And there are certain indicators like going up in volume and in price on an exchange that reflects the speed and pace of the information travel.

Hence, again, there is no insider trading since there are no insiders per se. There are only people positioned at different distances from the information source.

It’s important to note, however, that this is all natural for a flat community organization and not for centralized entities. Centralized entities can have true insider trading cases because they put themselves in such a position with their top-down business approach. A position that will fail them in this space.

Is KICKICO going through a case of insider trading? No, they really don’t in the traditional sense that is decades old and doesn’t really fit the blockchain space and decentralization.

They just haven’t finished preparing and packaging the announcement yet, but the information is already traveling the distance and this is not something unnatural. In fact, this is good that this is happening. It means that KICKICO is on its way to becoming a true teal organization.

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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VOLUM (VLM) Announces Commencement of Token Generation Event

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ESTONIA, May 4, 2019 – VOLUM (the “Company”), a multi-dimensional blockchain technology holding company, is thrilled to announce the commencement of the Volum (VLM) Token Generation Event (“TGE”) beginning on Saturday, May 4. The VLM utility token is the native cryptocurrency powering the VOLUM supply chain and logistics management platform.

Driven by algorithmically intelligent software tailored to logistics and supply chain management, along with Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) integrated functionality, and a backbone of hybrid public and consortium blockchain architecture, the platform is organized around the Volum (VLM) token. The VOLUM TGE will be managed by deploying ERC20 tokens on Ethereum Mainnet to maximize future access to cryptocurrency exchanges.

The VOLUM platform operates as a comprehensive control center for supply chain and logistics management operations. Companies who use this platform will be able to carry out a wide range of blockchain transactions including: Payments, Rewards, Purchase Orders, Legal Contracts, Regulatory Compliance, Taxation, Shipment Management, Letters of Origin, Customs Documents, Inputs/Outputs and Inventory Ordering, Delivery/Parcel Tracking, IoT Monitoring and Reporting, Big Data Analytics, and Inputs and End-Product Tracking/Traceability.

“The total addressable market for a blockchain-based supply chain solution is nearly $54 trillion globally, with the majority of the world’s workers playing some part of this equation” noted Arnaldo A. Detrés, CEO of Bengala Technologies, LLC, the principle blockchain developer working to build the VOLUM platform. “However, blockchain solutions have been unable to…

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How to Secure Yourself in Relation to Bitcoin: Top VPN Services

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Nowadays, more frequently people opt to use cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin while dealing with financial transactions for its convenience, so its increasing prevalence isn’t round-of-the-mill phenomenon but still, its users need to create fully protected cooltechzone to secure their data.

Recently, a great abundance of VPNs have started to accept it as a way of payment and it definitely makes sense: one buys VPN to retain anonymity on the Web, so why not to use the privacy-focused payment method? Paying for a VPN service with Bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency secures personal data from curious eyes leaving no traces.

What is a VPN?

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is generally presented by the group of linked to each other computers via the Internet. VPN boosts protection and provides a high level of anonymity to all types of Internet connections.

Security

While the connection to the ordinary Wi-Fi networks, a user usually gets access to the Internet directly, thus he becomes vulnerable to the hackers and the malware attempting to steal his personal data. On the other hand, applying VPN one transmits and gets data in encrypted form which makes it protected.

Anonymity

Generally, isn’t hard to trace an Ip-address of any user and to identify his location with sufficient accuracy. With the help of VPN, the attacker will only get the address of the removed computer. Undoubtedly, the safeguard…

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Is it legal to gamble in Bitcoin casino?

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Bitcoin entered the world in 2009 and immediately begun a revolution on the cryptocurrency market. Presently, there are more than 700 different digital currencies, but Bitcoin still remains the most used one. However, despite the large business activity around Bitcoin, there is still no international legal law to regulate it.

Key facts on Legality in Bitcoin casinos

Laws and obligations concerning online gambling legislation vary from country to country. There are many jurisdictions that can issue gambling licenses to online casinos. But, these licenses are issued only after the online casino business meets the requirements of the chosen jurisdiction.

The necessity of Gambling License for Bitcoin casinos

In order to make it clean and clear, a reliable online casino will obtain an online gambling license. Among other things, it allows running a legal activity and assures the casino operator’s trustworthy behavior, fair gaming policy and transparency in business operations and gaming software offered to customers. A representative of this kind of casino, such as FortuneJack for example, will have good reviews and reputation, and stable business that is constantly growing and expanding throughout the years. You can also feel the stability by checking the website, and important details such as casino withdrawal time and the number of games offered for playing, as you can examine on Fortunejack.

There is a difference between Bitcoin and Bitcoin gambling legality. There are countries…

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