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MeshBox Is Trying To Connect 3.5 Billion People To The Internet




Back on December 16, 2017, Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin weighed in on the Net Neutrality debate through a series of Tweets. The gist of Buterin’s argument was that VPNs wouldn’t help users overcome bandwidth restrictions because ISPs can just treat VPN traffic as unknown and throttle anything flagged as such.

The one solution to this situation, however, Buterin states, is the employing of and the full-scale adoption of mesh networks.

Here’s the Tweet:


For those not familiar with the concept of a mesh network, it’s a network comprised of nodes that connect directly to one another, allowing for the creation of a network that allows for data routing (between nodes) without the necessity for external input.

Right now, some people use a mesh network in their homes to expand Wi-Fi coverage. This is very much just one small part of the mesh network concept, however, and a number of companies are working to develop mesh networking into something that could change the way global networking is structured, in line with the end-game that Buterin describes in the above Tweet.

One of these companies is MeshBox.

But MeshBox isn’t just trying to build out the mesh network space – the company is taking the concept and combining it with another bleeding edge technology, the blockchain, to build a solution to the circa 3.5 billion individuals spread across the globe that have little or no internet access right now.

So how does it work?

There are two parts to this technology and MeshBox is one of them. It’s a physical device (shaped, unsurprisingly, like a box), that can be solar powered and that can serve as a central node in a mesh network. The MeshBox can be put anywhere a network is required and can connect to devices (smartphones, IoT hardware, that sort of thing) and act as a central gateway to internet connectivity for these devices.

The second part is called SmartMesh and it’s analogous to the TCP/IP type protocol that serves as the functional layer of today’s protocol/router type setup.

In other words, MeshBox is the equivalent of a router that runs a SmartMesh protocol as opposed to a TCP/IP type protocol.

All this is a bit jargony, but the concept isn’t that difficult to grasp. Say, for example, there’s an island in the Pacific Ocean that doesn’t have reliable communications infrastructure, meaning inhabitants can’t gain access to the internet. If the island gets one or more MeshBoxes, spreads them around and connects one of them to the internet, the boxes (and the network they create using the SmartMesh protocol) can be connected to by mobile devices or computers of the island’s inhabitants and, in turn, can serve as a gateway to the internet for said inhabitants. The same inhabitants can also use the boxes as a sort of private network, sharing content and data between one another without internet connectivity.

So where does blockchain come into it?

Well, this is what sets MeshBox apart – because the technology is rooted in blockchain tech, the hardware is able to employ token transfer and facilitate microtransactions, meaning users can be charged for their access, content creators (i.e. those who create and share content across the MeshBox network) can charge for their content, etc.

The key takeaway is this: there are hundreds of blockchain projects vying for investor capital and attention right now but very few, if any, have the potential to solve a problem as large as that which MeshBox is going after. The company has a top-tier leadership team behind it and an aggressive, but at the same time, achievable, roadmap and is about to raise capital through an initial coin offering (ICO) to help fund progress towards the above-outlined aim.

Check out the MeshBox White Paper here.

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC




The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited ( ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub ( ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more. One of the ways to have a successful trading…

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Wisebitcoin Launches Professional-Grade Crypto Exchange



Infrastructure is developing rapidly in the cryptocurrency industry, but the recent launch of the Wisebitcoin cryptocurrency exchange is nonetheless significant in terms of the immediate value it provides to cryptocurrency users. That’s because the exchange has had a beta version available since 2018 while continuing further developments in stealth mode, and already serves over 1.2 million end users with $6+ billion in 24 hour trading volume at the time of its official launch.

In addition to the large user base and deep liquidity, Wisebitcoin also stands out by offering up to 100x leverage to margin traders, with the ability to open a long or short position in their futures market. In the current bullish environment, leverage is a key way that experienced traders increase their exposure and try to profit from volatility.

For example, if a user opened a long position on ETH on January 2nd at a price of $750, they could have greatly multiplied their profits with even a small amount of leverage such as 5x as ETH reached over $1,100 within 48 hours. A simple unleveraged position would have netted $350 in profit, but a 5x position would have netted $1,750 and a 100x leveraged position would have netted an incredible $35,000 in profits from an initial investment of just $750. 

Beyond leverage, Wisebitcoin additionally offers a simple and…

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