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IOTA (MIOTA) Foundation To Grace Paris To Talk About Smart Cities and Smart Energy




The IOTA (MIOTA) Foundation will be visiting Paris in a meetup that has been scheduled at the prestigious School 42. Other guests in attendance include representatives from Engie Lab. The meetup is geared towards discussing the possible ways towards creating Smart Cities and Smart Energy solutions. The announcement was made via and reads as follows – and translated from French:

IOTA will be present at School 42 on the evening of Monday, May 28th. 

The meetup will be presented in French and English by Wilfried Pimenta (Head of Business Development) & Lewis Freiberg (Lead Ecosystem Team) with the participation of Andrew Shipilov, Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, and ENGIE Lab who will present the activities and interest in DLT IOTA. 

This will be an opportunity for many developers and innovation managers to get in touch with the IOTA Foundation and discuss the future of Distributed Ledger Technologies, the Internet of Things and the “smart-revolution” (smart energy, connected mobility, smart cities, industry 4.0 ++). This Meetup will also be an opportunity to announce and prepare the Hackathon LedgerDays IOTA from 11-12 June 2018 at the same address.

This event is organized by IOTA jointly with Matrix at School 42.

School 42 is a private, non-profit and tuition-free computer programming school created and by French Billionaire Xavier Niel and several partners that include Nicolas Sadirac, Kwame Yamgnane, and Florian Bucher. Mr. Neil is the founder of the Illiad Telecommunications company whereas Mr. Sadirac is the previous director general of the Epitech School in France.

Engie Lab is part of Engie Group which is a global leader in the energy sector with a key focus on reducing carbon emissions from power generation while dealing with natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy. The company also dwells on the distribution of the said electricity.

When you look at the venue and the participants of the meetup, one can only imagine how the discussions will involve some of the following topics:

  • Internet of Things
  • Smart grid technology for electricity distribution
  • Real-time monitoring of power plants and adjusting production according to demand
  • Lowering the carbon footprint of power generation and in-turn reducing the greenhouse effect
  • Integrating the IOTA tangle in all the above possible areas of improving the efficiency of the energy generation and distribution industry

Also to note is that the meetup is free to attend for anyone who will register online.

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Rewards Platform StormX Offers 50% Crypto Cashback Bonus for Thanksgiving



Singapore, Singapore, 23rd November, 2020, // ChainWire //

Blockchain-based rewards platform StormX has released a seasonal promotion for its award-winning Crypto Cash Back App. The promotion will allow app users to earn a 50% bonus on top of their cashback between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday (November 26-30).

StormX has also introduced a brand-new staking service, allowing users to earn an additional 50% per year when they stake STMX tokens. The native ERC20 token of the StormX ecosystem, STMX has a total supply of 10 billion and is available to trade at many of the world’s top exchanges, including Binance and Bittrex.

“With Bitcoin’s price approaching its all-time high, interest in cryptocurrencies has renewed, though some people believe it’s now too expensive to buy in,” said StormX CEO and Co-Founder Simon Yu. “What we have done is create an easy way for such individuals to accumulate bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies via everyday shopping.

“We’re also excited to provide users with the ability to earn greater rewards simply by staking their tokens.”

Since the StormX mobile app launched its Shop feature with over 700 stores in February 2020, some 400,000 unique users have been added to the rewards platform. StormX has also witnessed over 50% month-on-month growth for sales. The app is available for download on the App and Google Play Stores, and can be downloaded as a browser add-on from the Chrome Web…

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Valduz, Liechtenstein, 17th November, 2020, // ChainWire //

International cryptocurrency exchange promotes free trading and no gas fees for leading DeFi tokens

17th November 2020 — Bittrex Global GmbH. announced today 8 new DeFi tokens will be listed this week including:

  • UMA (UMA)
  • Aave (AAVE)
  • Balancer (BAL)
  • REN (REN & renBTC)
  • Kyber Network (KNC)
  • Band Protocol (BAND)
  • YF Link – (YFL)

Bittrex Global’s users can trade all of their DeFi  tokens with no trading or gas fees until 2021. The decision to enable free trading on Bittrex Global for DeFi tokens  follows on from the 1,000% growth of the DeFi asset class over the course of 2020.

The decision to enable free transactions will see more investors enter the Blockchain Act’s digital asset regulatory system, supervised by the Financial Market Authority in Liechtenstein (FMA) under the Due Diligence Act which requires traders to comply with the KYC/AML/CFT standards.

“The last year has seen huge growth in DeFi as an asset class and a number of significant milestones completed,” said Bittrex Global’s CEO Tom Albright. “As the asset class matures and more institutional and professional investors look at the fundamentals, we are likely to see increased demand and higher trading volumes for DeFi in 2021.

We’re really excited about what we’re seeing in the space and want to see these DeFi projects grow and help them build stronger platforms through increased adoption. Offering free trading fees…

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Ready for Chaos? Swingby’s Chaos-Mainnet Launches on December 28th



Singapore, Singapore, 9th November, 2020, // ChainWire //

Swingby is the “warp-speed” protocol for inter-blockchain swaps. It allows all DeFi users to move assets between blockchains without a trusted party. 

Today, Swingby announces its first mainnet network will be released on the 28th of December; it will bridge native Bitcoins onto Ethereum via Wrapped BTC (WBTC).

The initial bridge will enable the most liquid digital asset in the world (Bitcoin), currently valued at a $300 billion market cap, to be moved onto the Ethereum network to tap its $10b DeFi ecosystem.

“This launch will be pivotal to Swingby. After December 28th, Swingby will have a fully operational Chaos-Mainnet network which will be generating a tremendous amount of value to the world of DeFi and bringing in a large number of new users” – Yusaku Senga, CEO

Why is this big news for DeFi?

On December 28th, Swingby will be launching its first Chaos-Mainnet bridge, allowing users to easily move their bitcoins into WBTC on Ethereum without the need for a trusted party. Similarly, the bridge can be used in the opposite direction allowing WBTC-ERC20 tokens to be moved back into native BTCs.

What’s so special about it?

  1. Trustless: Swingby’s Skybridge will be the only way to trustlessly swap BTC into wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC).
  2. Simple to use: The Swingby bridge has been designed to work with standard transaction types removing the need for complex smart contract calls…
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