The genesis of Blockfight really came from someof the early crypto games that wereout there. Now these were essentially basic wageringgames, many of them had no graphics. Many of them had nogame play as we would define it as game players. And yetthey were making 100s of 1000s of dollars and continueto do so even today.
We recognize that if we were to apply somereally fun game mechanics to that, not only would we have the makings of asuccessful game, we would have a game that'sreally engaging both to cryptocurrency users and down the linemainstream gamers as well.
Blockfight offers anumber of really great features such ascollectables where you have a trophy room andevery time you beat a monster, you get that monster in your trophy room.
We can introducenew monsters, we can introduce specialedition monsters and keep that broadenappeal.
You can also fight monstersin different venues. One of them is a cave, one of them is an icecavern and we are going to beintroducing new venues as well.
Some great animation in the game. It's all3D modeling. High definition audio. And it'sjust a really fun, dice rollingfighting game.
We set out to make this as a1st game because it's nice and simple. We know it's going toappeal to the crypto gaming community.
As I mentioned earlierthere were a lot of games that were out there in the early games that continue to havesuccess that use a similar dice rolling,play to win mechanic with wageringthat a lot of people have a lot of fun with.
What we wanted to do is take that tothe next level and apply some really funproven game mechanics to it so there is a lot ofvisual and audio appeal beyond just the opportunityto win some halo.
Halo is earned primarily throughwagering in the game. In the game you can select yourrisk level which determines your payout. You cango anywhere from a lowrisk, low payout model to a high risk,high payout and everything in between. And everything is based onsliding scale and players can choose how they want to play andto what extent they want torisk.
Hieveryone,I wanted to spend a little bit of time withyou going through the web app that we've developed atBetr.bet because I think it's fantastic and I don't think wetalk about it enough. And you are probably missing out on a bunch offeatures that we all know as we'vebeen very close to it from the start.
Basically what you've gotis a fast, easy to use access to oddson sporting events.And a method of placing a bet on the blockchain, using peer to peer bets. As you know we are all aboutpeer to peer bets.
So using the blockchain to make sure it's all fair andhonest for individual betting for individuals.
Let's see all sports.Solet's go to Football, let's lookat some of the games coming up. Maybe the Bundesleaguegame with Bayern Munichfor example which is on Saturday.There are lots of things you can bet on there. We'll stick to something simple, who is going towin the game? Munich, drawor Frankfurt?
It has to be Bayern Munichto win. And the odds reflect that.
Here we have theodds that are being offered by abunch of players.
Theother players are the part of the peer to peer...
Individualsare risking their money and laying thesebets. So they are essentially taking the other side of the bet. Inthis particular case they are taking the draw orFrankfurt bet.
Thats[inaudible] better odds [inaudible]you can then layany bet.
And these are arranged by the bestodds for the point of the bettor or thepunter, that's me in this particular case.
So [inaudible]best odds you are going to get[inaudible]
Typically what you'll find is thehigher the odds, the lower the bets becausethey'll risk less money.
Let's bet on that. So I'llput 1000 BETR onto Bayern towin.
It's not just BETR you can place bets on? You can doETH as well and hopefullyEOS very soon?
I don't have the Etherin this account, so I'll do BETR.
But as yousaid you can see your currency box down here ifyou want to bet Ether which savesyou one step from getting BETR tokens.
And of courseas you said EOS very soon now which is amassive addition to our product.
96%of their apps are gambling based. Agreat market for us.So looking forward to that.
So that bet is placed.You can go to my bets here and seethe bets that have closed.
[inaudible]click the little icon there and it will take you to etherscan. Andthat's the public record.
So that's that transaction. Theactual bet itself.
Andon the other side for the layor,the risk [inaudible]
So when you place abet, the bettors money goes into a pot andthe layors risk goes into thepot and it's there and it's in escrow andno one can touch it.
That's pretty much how thething works.
There you have it. Thankyou for watching our sneak preview of all the good thingson offer at BETR.bet and we look forwardto welcoming you there to place a few bets andtry it out in real life.
Every day our world becomes more dependenton the billions of devices and censors that surround uscalled the internet of things.
Billions of IoTdevices are already deployed and 5 million new onescome online every day.
The IoT helps deliverour water and our electricity, coordinate ourmanufacturing processes and delivermedicine allowing physicians to monitor pacemakers andinsulin pumps and a world of other devices.
Unfortunatelythe world of IoT isn't safe. We have toprotect it from criminals and other bad actors andthe consequences of failing to protect the IoTare monumental.
The IoT ecosystem is also beingempowered by smart devices with greater deviceinteroperability and the ability to conduct transactions independently.
Imagine in healthcare a patient wearing an insilinpump securely sharing blood chemistry data with outsideresearchers and healthcare monitoring systems.
Smarthome meters negotiating with the power grid to find the bestdeal hour by hour for electricity. Or industrialmachines ordering and replenishing rare materials directlyfrom suppliers to avoid downtime and meet production schedules.
None of this can be done safely without securing the internet ofthings and enabling [inaudible] autonomousfinancial transactions.
Today's alternative solutions fail tounderstand the enormous security problems of IoT.They only offer partial point solutions to address them.
Strong security is too often an after thought.You need an IoT cybersecurity platformof the future that integrates identity validation, reputation ofdevices and ledgered transactions.
This is why wecreated Atonomi.
Atonomi leveragesblockchain technology and is a secured decentralizedledger of things, providing a new security protocoland infrastructure to enable billions of IoT devicesto have trusted interoperability for both data and commerce.
Blockchain technology is a lot of things to alot of people but in the world of cybersecurity and the IoT,it can provide three essential services.
One,device identity and trust based on consensus.Two, decentralized infrastructure to reduce theattack surface. Three, an historicalbaseline of how devices behave.
These three services are at the core of theAtonomi network.
The Atonomi network is ablockchain based platform which enables the ecosystemto support secure interactions with IoT devices.This infrastructure is open globally to all participatingmanufacturers and device users. And is based onthese four key elements.
Our identity registry servicevalidates device identity and establishesroute of trust enabling a device to engage inautonomous transactions with other validated devices.
Ourreputation protocol enables registered devicesto validate a device's reputation stored on the blockchainto establish trust before exchanging data or commerce.
Our native Atonomi token.
The Atonomitoken is used by the Atonomi network for deviceregistration, activation, reputation management andcommerce transactions.
Device manufacturers,distributors, device owners and auditors will all seekAtonomi token rewards for participating in the Atonominetwork and our fully extensiblearchitecture that supports an ecosystem of vertical IoT applications to be built ontop.
Why Atonomi?The world needs Atonomi becausethe IoT can never reach its full potential without an independentservice which establishes immutable identity,handles reputation and trust and allows devices to conduct autonomousdevice to device transactions.
Because the wholeworld needs a secure IoT infrastructure,Atonomi is designed as an open and extensibleIoT solution. This means that anyone can build upon our platformto meet the custom needs of specific industry.
Atonomi, with our device identity registrationservice, reputation protocol, token based secure ecosystem andextensible architecture,are making the world of IoT and beyond a safer and moresecure place.
BitDegree, revolutionizingeducation via blockchain.
Education,it is a pathway to your career and yourdesired income. But there are many things that are just notright.
Courses of study are not focused enough. Your head getscrammed with lots of unnecessary information. Studymaterials are not up to date. A gap between the needs of employers and studentknowledge already exist and is widening. And ofcourse studies cost a fortune.
Our missionis to change that. So we gathered a team of softwareengineers, blockchain geeks and start up advisors and embraced thechallenge to revolutionize education via blockchain.
BitDegreeis the world's first blockchain powered onlineeducation platform offering tokens for scholarship andpromoting tech talent acquisition.
How does thatwork? Choose from 1000s of the best IT coursesonline. Earn BitDegree tokens as a scholarship andreward. Get connected with world changingcompanies.
Thatsolves most of the problems.
Learn only the things you needfor the most lucrative sphere or IT. All your progress will bevisible for your future employers. They may bekeeping a warm nest just for you.
We can't stress this enough.Not only is all of it entirely free, but also you willget paid for your progress with our BitDegree token.
How is thateven possible?
Through your future employers, they are the ones who willgladly finance the courses.
Searchingfor the right person to fill a position is a very tedious job.With us, you get to develop the exact skills a company is lookingfor at the time. It's a unique tool for businesses to recruittech talent and shape global education to theirneeds.
We are establishing BitDegree on a solid existing baseof 29 million at 000webhost hostinger,a world wide community that is loyal, web passionate and is opento innovative learning.
We connect employerssearching for educated talent those who are passionate tolearn. And to spice things up, we power the effort with a blockchain based rewardsystem.
Just like the knowledge you gather here, BitDegreetokens may enhance your fortune in the future.
Learning hasnever been so open, approachable and joboriented.
AdEx is a decentralized advertisingplatform aimed at changing the online advertising landscape aswe know it.
AdEx makes life easierfor all the parties that participate in the advertising process.
First, we would like to introducepublishers. Publishers can sign up to AdEx to better monetizetheir websites. They will generate revenuedepending on how many clicks the ads achieve andwill verify ad delivery so advertisers only pay forreal impressions.
They will have the option toaccept or decline bids and will have full controlover what ads appear on their site.
But most importantlythey will be dealing directly withadvertisers with no middlemen.
In order to purchase ad space, advertiserswill need ADX tokens that they can purchase withfiat currency. Advertisers canalso use detailed targeting to reach the right audiencefor their services or products.
Our platform makes sureto deliver the ads to real people,only so the ad fraud possibilities are minimized.
Andfinally advertisers budgets gocompletely to publishers with no middlemen in betweenand with no fees or commissions paidto AdEx.
And our last party,the users.
AdEx allows users to regain controlover their privacy and to get meaningful,targeted ads.
AdEx is a platformmade to improve online advertising experience.No more extra fees. No more unclearreporting. And no more unwantedads.
It'sjust a matter oftime. This is a processor,it executes small tasks at breakneckspeeds from your computer, your phone and your smartwatch. You don't need to know how it works, you only care that it isfast.
Golen is fast.
And here is you, needing to simulatea neural network but your little computerjust isn't up the task. But if you connected toGolem, you could simulate neural networks, sequenceDNA, render complex imagery or whatever you needto do in a fraction of the time.
Let me show you how itworks.
Golem is a distributedsuper computer. It taps into a global network of unused computingpower and it's decentralized. This means that no one owns itand anyone can use it, even you.
When someone has ajob for Golem, it automatically finds the best computersavailable for the job and pays them for the power that theyprovide.
One of them can be your computer, that could beyour money.
Whether it's training artificial intelligence orrendering physical models, Golemscales with the task. And it's all made possiblethanks to the Ethereum blockchain.
What'smore, developers can tap into this network bybuilding apps on its platform, creating infinitepossibilities.
So get ready, Golem is thefuture of computing. It's just a matter of time.[silence]
What if I told you there was a new digitalcoin that married the best aspects of currentcryptocoins with the safety and stability of gold,the oldest continuous store of value known to humanity.
Cryptocoins in their current form have two majordrawbacks. One, volatility.You simply cannot reliably transact with a cointhat has more short-term price volatility than competingtraditional options.
Centralization. If youhave a single point of failure such as a bigdepot where a large amount of coins are stored, criminalswill find a way to exploit that weakness, hack through thesecurity and steal the coins.
But what if you could eliminate thatprice volatility by tying a digital cointo an asset that has real, stable andhistorical value like gold.
What if that gold digitalcoin was traded person to person without any centralizedintermediary like a bank or other institution inthe way.
You would have created arevolution in digital coins.
This isexactly what Digix has done.
Digix hastaken all of the innovative realitiesin a current digital coin, the blockchain, transactionalprivacy, minimal transfer fees and backedit up with the world's oldest and longest standingstore of value, gold.
With the Digixtokens, you own actual physical gold stored in avault in Singapore, one of the world's safestand most private locations in the world.
You can redeemyour Digix tokens for physical gold any time youwish. Or you can trade your digital gold backedDigix tokens on the Ethereum blockchainfor goods, services or other digital assets.
And because Digix tokens are transactedperson to person, there is no centralized depot forcriminals or hackers to exploit.
So if you have afamily member that you want to send money to, Digix tokens give you away to send value to them that can go acrossthe world without any bank or other intermediarygetting in the way.
Or if you have a business online or you arean artist selling your art work, with Digixtokens you can accept payment from anyone, anywhere inthe world without the hassle of dealing with banks or paying their bloatedfees.
Digix tokens are the next evolutionof digital coins, marrying the best of thenew way of sending value person to person,anywhere in the world, instantly without any intermediary.
And with the stability and peace of mindof the world's oldest currency,gold.
I'mRichard Ma, CEO and co-founder of Quantstamp. The reason whyQuantstamp exists is because smart contracts are vulnerableto hacks and we make sure that they aresafe for everyone to use.
In January of2017, there were only around 10,000 smartcontracts. Today there are more than 8 millionsmart contracts and it's no longer possiblefor manual human experts to check all of these contractsindividually.
Quanstamp is really bringingautomation to the securityauditing industry so that eventually when there are billions ofsmart contracts, we can still make sure they are all safe.
Here at Quantstamp we are on a mission tohelp as many companies as we can to exploreblockchain in a secureway, so they can thrive ten years fromnow.
To this day Quantstamp has securedover $500M worth of smart contracts.
Richard Ma, CEO and software developer at Quantstamp.
On this video we are going to be talking aboutCompound.Finance
Compound.Finance is a borrowing platform allowing you tolend and borrow cryptocurrenciesin a fully decentralized manner.
The platform allows you toborrow regular cryptocurrencies like BATand stablecoins such as DAI which are pegged to theUSD.
We'll be taking a look at their current platform withMike and also possiblydoingsomeborrowingof our own.
Let's go take a look at Compound.Financewith Mike.
So nowwe are going to talk about Compound.Finance
This is a lending platform.It's a lending and borrowing platform that has its own decentralizedprotocol for holding onto assetsand letting people borrow.
As you see it's a dApp,so you connect with Metamask. Thisis the app and usually when you signin... This message isn't up here...
Sotheyhad an issue where there was a vulnerabilityfound by a communitymember. They are swappingout some of the contracts and lookingat auditing some of the relationships that happen between the frontendand backend.
Have youearned interest on the money?
So we lent $23originally.And on a variable 9.5%APR we havemade 5 cents.
When did you do this?
Acouple weeks ago.
So you can earn money over time lending outETH or DAI in this case for you to other people.DAI is basically just dollars. You lend it out and youearn interest. 8% a year.
But you said before itwas more.
Before it wasaround 15%.It changes, it goes upand down.
Based on what?
It's based off of the collaterlizationthat's being supplied as well asthe price of the underlying asset.
Itreminds me of MakerDAO.
Ithas a lot of commonpieces.
The interest is supersimple. Easy to use as well. I wish theborrowing activity wasn't pausedso you could look. But you can go in andcheck out the data.
Either send in to one of the collateralizersor borrow.
I think it's really fascinatingbecause withtraditional assets, you put your house up ascollateral. But they have to do a lot of research around who has liens on thathouseetc. And you can basicallycome in and take[inaudible] somethinglike security tokens.
Collateralizeit. It's immediately authenticated through the blockchain like it isnow.
Now Itake out money, Iborrow a certain amount and if I don't pay itback in enough time or something happens to the value ofmy house,then I get liquidated etc.
That's how CDPs work. I think the more platforms that come outlike this is really fascinating. Themore we can get real world assets on the blockchain that areverified, the cooler platforms like this can become.
Andthe rules won't change.It's not like somebody in some part of the basketdown the line changed how their particularfinancing is working and it has this huge affect that changes what you areborrowing and one day you go to consolidate your loansand everything is messed up because somebody insome basket messed something up.
Becauseit is blockchain, because it is a smart contract, thelogic governing it stays the same. The rules don'tchange.
Weare very much at an incubationstage. As we see here, the borrowingis down now and there is a bit of chaos here becausethere was a vulnerabilityin the smartcontract.
That can happen aswe are at the very early stages.I think when it matures it'll bereally awesome.
What isthe risk modeling? Instead of[inaudible] nowwe are dealing with technology hazards.
What happens if thecore protocol has an issue? Whotakes care of making peoplewhole?
Today'sinsuranceindustry suffers from lack of transparency and misalignedincentives. Insurance companies will try to minimize payouts andmaximize profits.
So is there a way of winningback trust?
Well yes and this is perciselywhere Etherisc comes in. Etherisc is thefirst platform for decentralized insuranceworldwide and is committed to bringing backmutality into the insurance business.
Forthat purpose, we are developing the so called decentralizedinsurance protocol which is secure andaccessible to anyone.
We provide theground breaking opportunity to create and offer insuranceproducts for everybody.
Hang ona minute, that sounds all great you mightsay. But how does it work?
By utiilzingblockchain technology, Etherisc opensthe door to a whole range of safe, transparent and fairinsurance applications. With the help of blockchain,we make sure that the claims process ishighly automated and visibile to anyone.
By cutting outunnecessary intermediaries, we can reachsubstantially higher payouts. Becauseless cost means more payout. That's how insurance shouldbe.
We are directly tappinginto one of the biggest global markets. So can I try thisright now?
Well of course youcan. Etherisc has launched the flight delayedapp which has been successfully employed around the globeand already won more than 100 paying customers.
It isalso used as a prime example for the power of smartcontracts by blockchain educators worldwide.
So did we get you interested?
Then how can youparticipate?
Etheriscwill organize a DIP token generating event to raise thefunds for a Swiss foundation. By investing inthe tokens, you provide the base for an emerging decentralizedinsurance market.
Money,we alluse it, but what is it? We carry it aroundand exchange it for the stuff we need. And keep someback for a rainy day. We trust that one piece of money isthe same as any other. And we hope that what we have today isnot worth less than it was yesterday.
Becausemoney having to perform so many differentfunctions, it's no surprise that it has taken on so many differentforms.
As money evolves, wearrive at bitcoin. Created without a centralauthority is less vulnerable toissuance corruption than standard fiat money.
With this uniquecommissionless nature, it redefines what moneyis and what it can do. But it's not quiteperfect money.
Bitcoin's fixed supplycreates a speculative investmentand with that a money with a high degree ofvolatility.
DIA is a solution to that volatility. A cryptocurrencyusing collateral to back its value and interest ratemechanisms to stabilize its price.
DAI is created by locking collateral withMaker, a decentralized platform on the ethereumblockchain.
Together,currency collateralization and interest adjustmentsensure DIA has low volatilityagainst its external reference point, the US Dollar.
Insuranceit helps protect us fromrisk. But what happened before insurancecompanies existed?
In the pastcommunities would pull resources together toprotect individuals from risks they allfaced. Pooling risk works better the more people there are in thepool. The more diversified the pool is, the morereliable the numbers are.
This hasled to the dominance of large profit driveninsurance companies. But what if there was a wayto bring back the community aspect?
Blockchaintechnology can strip out inefficienciesand move value back to communities through reduceadministrative governance and regulatory costs.
Introducing Nexus Mutual,an open community alternative to insurance.
Built on the ethereumblockchain, it allows members to share risk togetherwithout the need for an insurance company.
Starting with smart contract cover, securingrisks and potential bugs in smartcontract code. Members can earnrewards for assessing risk and voting on each othersclaims. They own all the assets in the pool, soany surplus goes directly back to the community.
Join us to return the power of insurance back to thepeople.
iXledgeris a next generation insurance marketplace.We use blockchain technology and smartcontracts to offer brokers and insurers an end to endsolution that's faster, more intuitive and moresecure than anything else on themarket.
A summary of key information is presented to you on the homescreen.Open tenders and their statuses are listed at thetop enabling you to easilykeep track of them from one place.
Let's go ahead and make a newtender.
Creating a tender iseasy. Add your details, upload your documentsand the platform does the hardwork.
Whether you are a brokeror an insurer, reach a broadermarket within seconds. Reduce your distributioncosts and get access to the latest tender dataavailable.
Cut out meetings,emails and paperwork with secure andaudited live messaging and handling of multiple quotessimultaneously.
iXledger makes reaching anagreement easier foreveryone.
Review, digitally sign and distribute the agreement withoutdelay in a blockchain environment that's more secure thanever.
Payments are made securely with IXT tokens on theblockchain platform ensuring transactionsare streamlined andtransparent.
The platform also supportspremiums, claims and policymanagement, all integrating seamlessly in your existingworkflow and ITsystems.
Thanks for watching our video. For more information check outour website.
In a world where many of our assets areheld by others, at Ethfinexwe believe in returning control to the user.
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Nectar holders have the powerto propose and vote on Ethfinexgovernance decisions from choosing our missionstatement to deciding which tokens can be traded on theplatform.
We even give a share of tradingfees from voted in tokens back to customers,so traders research and choose the tokens they believewill be successful in the long term.
Thismeans Ethfinex will always reflect the tokensour community wants to trade rather than thosewith the biggest pockets or bestconnections.
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