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Four pivotal projects aspiring to change the game for pervasive blockchain

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The ICO market is a funny old place. Something I have learned over my time analyzing the blockchain and the ICO market is that the truly outstanding projects rarely get the limelight they deserve. One really has to dig to discover the real standout projects. There are hundreds of ICO’s listed in the various ICO calendars on the web, it really is the wild west out there. All of them fighting for the attention of investors, ushering them into their crowdsale and to become an advocate for their community. The best projects on the market don’t seem to try as hard, because frankly, they don’t have to. They are aware that the serious investors who do their research, always find the great projects and will happily tell the world about them. We are now arriving at the periphery of global mainstream blockchain adoption, here are the four pivotal projects who are aspiring to change the game for pervasive blockchain use.

1. Orvium

It can become easy to forget about the key fundamentals of our world, especially when there’s a regular abundance of shiny new technology for us to play with. The marvels of science and the vital role it plays in our day to day lives is wondrous when you sit back and think about what we have discovered, all thanks to extraordinary minds putting in extensive research. Look at the discovery of Electromagnetic waves for example, which are propagating from your device right now at a speed of 300 million meters per second. Currently bouncing back and forth via satellites to give us super fast internet connection and allowing us to browse the web. Scientific research must be a continuous process in order to solidify our knowledge, give us a deeper understanding of life and allow the human race to evolve.

Orvium is on a quest to build a fully open source, collaborative ecosystem to improve current inefficiencies which are impeding the growth of scientific evolution. Scientific publications are currently held in silos at a price of between $3000 – $5000 per publication. As well as the extensive cost of research, researchers also have to worry about whether their work will be effectively credited to them. We currently don’t have a guaranteed standard for putting fixed ownership on scientific research and discovery. Orvium is integrated blockchain technology and building an infrastructure which provides irrefutable ownership of work at a fraction of the current cost.

Orvium have scheduled an ICO for the ORV token

When – The ICO will begin on March 1st, 2018 and is scheduled to end March 29th, 2018

Token – ORV

Price – 1 ORV = $0.10

Supply – A total supply of 379 million tokens will be created, with a maximum number of 227.4 million (60%) tokens to be sold

Platform – Ethereum

Accepting – BTC/XBT, ETH, USD, CHF, EUR, SGD, DKK, GBP

Hardcap – $20 million USD

A link to the Orvium whitepaper

Where to participate in the Orvium ICO

2. Media Protocol

Whilst we try to sit back and ponder the inner workings of everyday life, it’s hard to deny that most of our time is used to check out cool content online. The direct access which we have to valuable information establishes us as the generation with the greatest advantage when it comes to knowledge. A world of discovery, literally at our fingertips. Most content creators are motivated by the sheer thrill of telling a story with their content and to pass on valuable knowledge to someone who requires it. This usually comes with very little financial reward for doing so.

Media Protocol is a multi-lateral architecture which allows publishers, creators and content consumers to freely exchange content, data, and incentives. Users are directly rewarded for browsing the Internet and looking at any content, whether it would be a Facebook post, a news article or a Youtube video. When this interaction occurs, the user and the content creator are rewarded with Media tokens, which is the native Cryptocurrency inside the Media Protocol ecosystem. The publication which displays the content then receives transparent data for the performance of the content, whilst removing large distribution fees which are usually paid to media agencies and content distribution platforms.

Media Protocol have scheduled an ICO for the MPT token

When – The ICO is scheduled for Q2, 2018. The exact date is yet to be announced

Token – MPT

Price – Yet to be announced

Supply – Yet to be announced

Platform – Ethereum

Accepting – ETH

Hardcap – Yet to be announced

A link to the Media Protocol whitepaper

Where to participate in the Media Protocol ICO

3. Yumerium

Imagine the prospect of two of the most lucrative markets merging together, complimenting each other perfectly to produce an efficient revenue generating machine. The thought of the behemoth which is the Esports industry adopting the blockchain and using it for transactions throughout their ecosystem really is a mouth-watering prospect. The Gaming industry and the blockchain were born to be together. Rewarding the outcome of battles held within virtual worlds with Cryptocurrency, the new age digital currency. The only problem the Esports industry faces, however, is a lack of new talent coming through to support the rapid growth potential the industry can attain. Many talented players cannot push to achieve their full potential because let’s face it, it’s not a 100% guaranteed source of income. Players are taking a huge risk by giving up regular employment for the chance to earn a living by playing video games competitively.

Yumerium is building a decentralized gaming hub which facilitates a wonderful ecosystem for their gamers. To be rewarded financially for having fun, playing the games they love to play. On the opposite side of the fence, game developers who construct their game on the Yumerium platform have an extensive array of marketing options at their disposal. The Yumerium platform is creating a social dynamic which comes with a financial reward, the Yum token. Developers can offer rewards for specific challenges they wish to create, which could be promotional videos, sharing social links and leaving reviews on specific content.

Yumerium have scheduled an ICO for the YUM token

When – The Public pre-sale will begin on May 24th, 2018 and is scheduled to end July 10th, 2018. The ICO begins on July 11th and is scheduled to finish July 24th, 2018.

Token – YUM

Price – 1 YUM = $0.10

Supply – A total supply of 632,613,700 tokens will be created, with a maximum number of 316,306,850 (50%) tokens to be sold

Platform – Ethereum

Accepting – ETH, BTC

Hardcap – $31.61 million USD

A link to the Yumerium whitepaper

Where to participate in the Yumerium ICO

4. Blockshipping

Over the last 5 years, we have seen a dramatic incline in global demand for a wide range of commodities. Cryptocurrency mining equipment immediately springs to mind! The increase in demand is obviously welcome with open arms by businesses and the world economy alike, however, the capacity to fulfill the demand is currently at breaking point. The shipping industry is struggling to process the influx of goods which has created a downfall in organizational capability and inherent problems by filling over capacity.

Blockshipping is creating a decentralized global platform where all key figures in the container shipping industry such as carriers, ports, terminals, and transport networks are all singing from the same structured hymesheet. A blockchain enabled registry for 27 million units and the exact location for every single item, around the globe. Allowing real-time tracking and item visibility through IOT (Internet Of Things) technology. The blockchain provides a much needed automated payment structure for the shipping industry by enabling smart contracts to automate processes and payments between parties.

Blockshipping have scheduled their ICO for the CCC token

When – The ICO will begin on May 14th, 2018 and is scheduled to end on July 14th, 2018

Token – CCC

Price – 1 CCC = $0.62

Supply – A total supply of 50 million tokens will be created, with a maximum number of 42.5 million (85%) tokens to be sold

Platform – Ethereum

Accepting – ETH

Hardcap – $24.8 million USD

A link to the Blockshipping whitepaper

Where to participate in the Blockshipping ICO

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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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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