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Unique, blockchain as it is, is broad and multifaceted. With smart contracts came this light bulb moment that everything of value that be tokenized. Tokenization and consequent recording on the blockchain brought about the need of interoperability between different blockchains serving the same purposes.

Introduction

Piquing public interest following listing at Bittrex, the Quant Network’s token, QNT, is special. Geared towards interoperability, the network creators assert that their aim is to tear down walls allowing full exploration of different blockchains by enterprises and developers.

To that end, Quant presents two core products in Overledger and GoVerify. While managing to be as smooth and sleek as possible, they successfully foster interoperability and are intuitive to the end user while presenting an avenue for future proof.

Quant Network describes OverLedger as a blockchain operating system that bridges and allows access to different blockchains and networks. Through it, Quant facilitates the creation of multi-chain applications, or simply, MApps. Meanwhile, GoVerify is more of a verification tool that automatically vets every incoming email, call or any other form of communication assuring enterprises that the message is from a verified, legit source, not scams.

Simply put, it is in Quant Network where enterprises or individuals can securely and easily build multi-network applications. Here, an enterprise or a developer can cherry pick advantages of one blockchain, say speed in Ripple and merge them with the decentralization of Ethereum, perfectly optimizing their blockchain agnostic App(s).

Team

Gilbert Verdian is the CEO. He has over 20 years in network security with several stints in multi-million corporations. Before, he was CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) at Vocalink. Owned by MasterCard, it works towards improving payments within the UK through the Faster Payments project.

Assisting him is Colin Paterson, the CTO (Chief Technical Officer). Like Gilbert, he his vastly experienced in Cybersecurity with a background in AI and IT. Colin is the co-founder of Trudera whose patented tech is used by TrustTag in Go Verify and Sentinel. Other noteworthy developers include Jean-Paul de Jong who is the Chief Architect, Vijay Verma, Rui Wang, Sebastien Bramille and Alexandru Chiriac who are Full Stack Developers.

Advising the team is Paolo Tasca who is a FinTech economist with specialty in P2P financial systems. He also counsels the EU and UN on blockchain matters besides being the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) at University College London. Based in London, Chris Adelsbach is the Managing Director of Techstars whose partners include Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing and Ford.

Renier Janse van Rensburg has 20 years experience occupying various roles in advisory, assurance and management. Others advisors include Volker Skwarek and Tariq Khan.

Roadmap

Officially, Quant as a business began in Oct 2017 following the incorporation of Quant Network AG. However, the idea of OverLedger was conceived in 2015 and its operating system conceptualized two years later.

In late 2017, its prototype was developed and by mid-May 2018, their token sale was complete with TrustTag beta release in Q2 2018. Plans for Quant Enterprise MApps (multi-chain applications) and Treaty Contracts are there and there launch is after the Quant App Store aiding in Quant’s progression.

Partnership

Because of their ambitions, Quant has attracted quality and well-oiled partners. In fact, Quant Network is one of the founding members of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) where other members include IOTA, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Fujitsu, Ledger and many more. Apart from that it works with Amazon’s webs service as a technology partner.

Furthermore, Quant Network joined the Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort whose objectives overlap. Like Quant, Hyperledger seeks to advance cross-chain collaboration. Overly, by building and launching robust cross-chain industry specific apps, they hope to eventually roll out an enterprise grade open source distributed framework and code bases.

Additionally, Quant Network was appointed as a guarantor for Pay UK. It is one of the largest payment networks in the United Kingdom alongside other fintechs and banks. Following Quant’s involvement there is more openness and competition. Quant also sets the strategic direction for Payments infrastructure as well as for the adoption of new Payments Architecture.

Other partners include Oracle, Crowdz, AUCloud and UK Cloud, Mobi, Alchemy, Accord Project and many more.

Tokenomics

Over and above everything, Quant Network (QNT) is an Ethereum based token compliant with ERC-20 standard. However, their apps and tokens can be launched on any blockchain. The mildly successful crowdfunding began on April 4, 2018 and ended six weeks later on May 12th, 2018. The hard and soft caps were set at $40.6 and 14.6 million respectively. However, they managed to collect 30 percent of their desired amount.

Raising $11 million from the 31 million QNT tokens, which is 68 percent of the total amount of QNT; this shortness didn’t deflate them. During the pre-sale, each token was sold at $1 or 0.00145600 ETH during the pre-sale with that rising to $1.6 or 0.00230000 ETH during the public sale.

Participants were required to submit their details as the crowd funding was KYC and AML compliant barring investors from China, US and sanctioned countries as Iran and Syria. 31.57 percent of the total tokens in circulation are reserved by the company.

QNT is FiNMA–regulated and a utility token whose ownership provides a digital access to the platform’s apps and other services. Gaining entry to Quant Network’s operating system demands QNT tokens which is relinquished for fiat depending on the need of the requesting party. QNT will be exchanged for annual license, Consumption or platform fees billed in fiat.

Presently, following the token sale, QNT tokens are fixed at 14,612,493 with no plans of minting extra QNTs. This is important especially for QNT investors searching for value and seeking to rake in benefits should Quant Network dominate.

Because of this shift, ROI is superior despite crowd funding in a bearish year. Against the USD, its ROI is 4.19X, 8.63X versus ETH and 2.90X in BTC terms. QNT is currently trading at $6.31 against the USD with a market cap of $59.551 million and daily trading volumes of $7.363 million.

Short Term Catalysts

Competition may be stiff but Quant Network is visible because of what they present to their users. A Network to Network connection and over the transaction level of communication with a two phase connection method, Over Ledger is obviously trumping competitors like Hyperledger, Polkadot and Cosmos.

Add that to their fixed supply and QNT prices won’t be imperiled by extra emissions that heap the asset’s value with sell pressure. Already, there are more than ten QNT trading pairs in liquid exchanges including Bittrex and UpBit.

Traders who prefer DEXs can also trade via IDEX where it is paired against ETH. However, the listing at Next Exchange, which is regulated and a hybrid fiat ramp, will deepen QNT liquidity. At the exchange, it will be listed against five other digital assets including BTC, NEXT and ETH.

But it doesn’t stop there, Quant Network is open for more partners and during the Crypto Valley Conference held in Zug, Switzerland, Quant’s representatives were present to pitch the network’s benefit and purpose to thousands of attendees.

During the conference, there were more than 100 presentations from industry leaders in more than three stages. Here, the discussions circled around technology, economy and finance, and legal and regulation. Attendees were from different start-ups, corporate, academia and governments.

Long Term Catalysts

Accessible through Oracle, Amazon Web Services and collaborating with Crowdz and Alliance Block, Quant Network is an important cog in the interoperability landscape. Ambitious with support across the board, Quant Network recently struck a deal with SIA.

Analysts reckon that this would be game changing since it is one of the largest European fin-tech companies in the payments and infrastructure sectors. The goal is to explore possibilities of further blockchain interoperability including the development of blockchain agnostic applications for financial institutions.

As a result, SIA aims to eventually integrate Quant’s OverLedger into their infrastructure enabling interoperability. The first tests will be executed on the R3 Corda’s and private Ethereum platforms.

Daniele Savarè, Innovation & Business Solutions Director, SIA said:

“We actively continue on our path of innovation and the achievement of a fully interoperable blockchain network is the foremost objective we want to reach with the collaboration of Quant Network and its disruptive vision on DLT.”

All the same, enterprise adoption will make or break blockchain-and Quant by extension. To quantify, this year alone, according to data from International Data Corp, governments and corporate spending on blockchain and DLT reached $2.9 billion, an 89 percent expansion from 2018 and projected to hit $12.4 billion in the next three years.

In one way or another, their funds are funneled towards permissioned and permissionless networks as Ethereum or IOTA for example but OverLedger is the only solution that has the technology to link them all. Quant Atlas for example, allows for interoperable banking via cross border open banking.

Open banking, once mature will drastically change the way funds securely move across the borders. Since Quant is setting the standards, forging relationships with banks and platforms that financial institutions can find use in, one of their partners is SWIFT. It is a network for banks with more than 40 years experience in banking and under pressure to innovate. It is likely that if they interlink more financial platforms, it would be a sort after network benefiting early investors in days ahead.

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Introduction

To ordinary investors, doing due diligence is not something they are skilled at. Through the power of the crowd, they often times find themselves heavily investing in a project they hardly know where their value proposition is from. They only heard about and well, because of the pressing “Fear Of Missing Out” that contributed to the last Bitcoin and ICO mania of 2017, sell their property or borrow loans with big dreams.

Wealth generation is gradual, slow and full of pits. Of the many fund raising models where investors are yet to recover, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) rank high up. Taking advantage of ignorance, founders of shoddy or outright scam projects fleeced honest investors billions of fund. After it went overboard, governments intervened, social media platforms banned ICO-related adverts and what we now have is a leaner and a more procedural, KYC- leaning fund raising platforms where governments are ready to strike, nabbing scam artists.

In an evolution and increasing awareness in an emerging asset market, investors are now demanding procedures and compliance. There are several platforms out there but of the many, there is this gravitation towards Security Token Offerings (STOs).

To simplify, STOs differ from ICOs with the main differentiator being the investor is well aware that he/she/them are investing in an investment contract bidding the blockchain startup to comply with existing jurisdiction regulations. Besides, STOs are asset-backed and accredited investors are confident that their funds are funneled into a project that is legal where access to funds in this model is cost effective. Regardless of these benefits, not all countries are open to STOs. Some of these restrictive countries include China, India, South Korea and Algeria.

With compliance at heart, Own, the platform behind CHX tokens, are diving head first into the world of regulation. Keen on tapping the best for their investors, Financial Asset Security Tokenization (FAST) Platform is designed to issue and service equity. It is secure with a Decentralized Share Register as well as several blockchain services.

Team

Behind their vision mission is a determined team. Leading the pack is Sascha Ragtschaa who is the CEO and the Co-founder. He’s been in Software Engineering from 16 years where he has worked as a Lead Engineer on multiple projects and business lines around the world. Spanning 17 years he has held several leadership positions in Europe, Australia and North America.

Similarly, Florian Batliner-Staber is experienced. He is the COO and Co-Founder of the firm specializing in in technology solutions and product development around global equities and shareholder relationship management. He has a Bachelor’s degree in communication science at the Ludwig Maximilian Universität in Munich. Before Own, he worked as a Content Management provider and served several roles in IT infrastructure and software development projects, as well as product management.

Then there is Ermin Dzinic, the CTO and Co-Founder. Behind his technical capabilities, Ermin has stellar accolades including Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and IT Technology, SCRUM Master, Certified Oracle Professional and Associate coupled with the completion of relevant Management and Technical Education. Multilingual proficiency in Bosnian, English, German and Spanish. Simply put, he is adept with proficiency in business intelligence, data analytics, software development methodologies and strong expertise in database systems.

Advising the team is Yana Afanisieva, Jan Vom Brocke, a Professor of Information Systems in the University of Liechtenstein, Mark Pui an Executive with the PwC Asia and Klaus  Tschutscher, the Former Prime Minister of Liechtenstein.

Roadmap

Conceived roughly two years ago in July 2017, the co-founders decided to launch a new model for investment.

A month later they came up with the White Paper and a team of experts for initial designs. Thereafter in Sept they launched in mainland Europe under Chainium. In March 2018 they  successfully crowdfunded and opened up offices in Liechtenstein, Bosnia and the UK.

In July 2018, they released the first version of their platform and in September the  same year launched their Decentralized Share Register with resounding reception.

Fast forward five months later and in Feb 2019, they launched their FAST platform and currently working on establishing alliances with key STO partners.

Partners

For successful operations, Own is working with various industry leaders. Some of them include Areva, an Auditing and Trust company. They also have a deal with Nagele, Hamersley and Fitek. While announcing their collaboration with Lexit, their objective was to “reinvent the global equity market with an end-to-end offer starting with capital-raising all the way through to mergers and acquisitions.”

Acknowledging this, Lexit CEO Amir Kaltak said their “M&A solutions combined with Chainium’s growth solutions will provide a comprehensive end-to-end service for businesses around the world.” Additionally, Own is working with O-Mobile. They are explicit that they will support Own’s plan.

Making the announcement, they said Own is “determined to deliver a real and viable alternative supported by a revolutionary blockchain infrastructure and they already have significant support from the business sector.”

Eventually, with their support, Own will end up democratizing equity as O-mobile provide “ access to a huge number of SMEs who have been qualified and undergone due diligence and Chainium will provide a democratic equity solution in an exciting and emerging market.”


Tokenomics

In the process of democratizing the space, CHX is an ERC-20 utility token that fuels that underlying network. Following their successful ICO in 2018, the coin is presently trading at  $0.127986 with a circulating supply of 79.4 Million against a total supply of 169 million with most trading stemming from BitMax.

Investors of CHX are required to lockup their asset for the life of the equity issuance cycle. Besides being a utility to access the analytics within the platform, CHX is used to pay fees for those who decline to share data.

Selling at $0.066 during the ICO, 50 million CHX tokens were available to the public. However, 50 percent of all CHX tokens were distributed to the investing community with the objective of raising $5.5 million where the minimum contribution was capped at 0.1 ETH. Despite this, only $3.435 million was raised with ETH as the accepted currency. Investors from China, Iran, North Korea, South Korea, USA couldn’t participate.

25 percent of all CHX tokens, that is, 200 million CHX, will be allocated to Founders and Management, 10 million to cover Token Sale costs and 20 percent will be locked in a Reserve Fund.

Fund Allocation

The proceeds from the crowd funding will be split as follows:

  • 60 percent will go towards IT Development and infrastructure development
  • 15 percent cover Business operation costs
  • 10 percent caters for regulatory compliance
  • 10 percent allocated for marketing
  • 5 percent will be channeled to cover loans which the founders lent the startup in the early stages

Despite last year’s doldrums, the startup didn’t switch off even as prices fell. At the time of writing, CHX is trading 63 percent from its all-time high where it surged to $0.341628. However, at spot rates, the ROI is 1.92X against the USD, 2.39X with ETH and 1.21X relative to BTC.

CHX/USDT Price Analysis

Overly, there is an across the board recovery in the crypto markets. Analysts reckon that the alt-season is officially on. During these sessions, alternative coins as CHX tend to receive a short in the arm as prices soar sometimes by more than half.

Presently, CHX is stable in the last day and week but poised for more gains assuming related fundamental factors are strong and ETH spikes. So far, noteworthy resistance is at $0.17 while support is at $0.11 as CHX trades within a trade range against the USDT. Ideally, any price break above $0.17 ought to be with high participation exceeding 2.7 million of June 20.


Short Term Catalysts

Historically, July is activity filled as far as partnership and development is concerned. Therefore, if that is the guidance, the expectation is that this coming month will see CHX prices react to new deals or developments propelling Own to the next level. It’s easy to see why. Wall Street and Venture Capitalists like value investing, and well, with many projects seeking to leverage blockchain, STO platform gives them exactly what they need-clarity, cost savings and regulation.

VCs and Wall Street value seekers know that are investing in an investment contract and expect dividends if need be. All this is done in an environment that is compliant to country specific laws and cheap yet transparent. In an industry that is worth billions and even trillion, Own is laying the framework allowing startups to receive capital from willing investors including average Joes who can get a piece of real estate and basically every other token in existence.

In an recent AMA, they acknowledged that are working and in talks with a number of regulators: in Liechtenstein (FMA), in Switzerland (FINMA), in Hong Kong (SFC) and SEC in the USA. On top of that, they are lining up and there are companies willing to issue tokens on their platform anywhere in the next quarters and through to 2020.

Add this to news that a Former director at one of Asia’s largest stock exchanges will be joining their advisory board is exactly the primers needed to boost CHX demand in the short to medium term.


Long Term Catalysts

In the long term, protecting investors in an unregulated market is a move away from ICO gambling where “utility” used to sell. Through a compliant STO platform, companies will issue their tokens to approved investors with the knowledge that they are part of the company and entitle to future profits through dividends or any form of incentive.

Because of STOs of which Own stands out, other markets previously not accessible to the rest of the world and situated at prime locations in the US will be accessible to ordinary investors.

Price wise, the locking up of 50 million CHX is a way of catalyzing demand by making the accept scarce. Perhaps this is the reason why last year’s losses were limited, dropping by roughly 70 percent while others where crashed during the same period, losing up-to 98 percent of their value.

Additionally, in their bid to decentralize, 60 to 80 percent of their Validator nodes are ran by uses, not Own with the only requirement for setting the node is the willingness to stake CHX.

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Peer to Peer, No KYC, Audited and Insured Smart Contracts

There are perhaps a million reasons why privacy is important. Privacy is part and parcel of who we are. It describes us. By nature we are keen on preserving this individuality, an aspect that makes us distinct. With newer technologies ever bringing us closer like never before, there is no other time in history that the world is demand for more privacy that in the 21st century.

But what could be the reason? The rise of governments willing to collect every nounce of information from all and sundry is pushing individuals to the wall. Exacerbated by the rise of social media and search engines who are more than just platforms but data harvesting machines, privacy is the perfect antidote to limit the powers of oligopolies and governments.

Through  privacy there is respect for individuals and if push comes to shove, there are measures on the ground to limit damage and effect reputation management steps. With privacy there is magnification of the Freedom of speech and expression. Privacy helps foster trust and respect.

By advocating for privacy and implementing policies geared towards prioritizing privacy, there will be no need for one to justify themselves. There will be freedom for more political activities. In short, there will be no room for curtailment. Blockchain made that possible but Nix is taking it a notch higher.

Introduction

At core, Nix is a platform that meet the needs of their end users. From its platform, they will mint  a privacy centric currency on top of a multi-layered interoperable platform that will be the base of an anonymity centric network. It is here  where users can launch anonymous dApps and smart contracts.

This additional cushion will be the “best-in-class privacy layer”  to any blockchain in existence.

Enabling this is robustness that is inbuilt in Nix. By design, the platform is built over four layers. The protocol and utilization layers handles consensus and tools respectively. Meanwhile, the communication and dApp layers allow for interoperability and dApp development.

Team

Behind Nix’s ingenuity is the development team consisting of Matthew Tawil who doubles up as the Founder at flarewallet.io and the lead blockchain engineer. At Nix he specializes in consensus protocol work regarding LPoS (leasing proof of stake), lightweight p2pSigma Protocol, Commitment Key Pack, and layer 2 solutions. Then there is Pieter Hamels, Mikheil Nems and Mauro Hernandez.

In Operations there is Mario Torres who has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad del Zulia. Kendry Fernandez is under PR and Editing while Michael Brayer is the Community Manager. Under Design is Thomas while Dan Wiggins spearheads Nix’s marketing efforts by addressing their SEO & Digital Marketing needs.

What’s noteworthy are Nix’s advisors. Charlie Shrem is part of the team. He’s a known Bitcoin advocate and an early founder of the Bitcoin Foundation. He’s had his run-ins with the law but he remains adamant and passionate about privacy and believes privacy projects are the future of crypto. Dr. Sriram Vishwanath is yet another advisor. He is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at The University of Texas at Austin.

Roadmap

It has been roughly a year since Nix launched their mainnet back in June 27. Since then it has been a plethora of activities. From completing their PoS Consensus Model on the day of launch, rolling out the NIX Ghost Vault in September 2018 to completing the NIX 2-Way Ghosting with Commitment Key Packs on Nov 5, progress is positive. Conspicuous in all this was the release of the Lease Proof of Stake Consensus Model on Dec 15 and the mobile wallets in early Jan 2019.

Nix followed this up with Decentralized Off-Chain Governance, a Hardware Wallet Ghostnode Support, a Sigma Protocol Integration, a Exchange listing – CryptoBridge and Hardware Wallet LPoS Support is currently in progress. The icing on the cake in all this was the Exchange listing at KuCoin where its asset was paired against ETH and BTC.

Scheduled for Q3 and 4 of 2019 is Sidechain development and research as well as Developer SDK.

Partners

Towards their goal, Nix has a partnership with Kucoin where Nix is listed and paired against ETH and BTC. Concurrently, they are working closely with ChainZilla where their express objective is to “bridge the gap between decentralized exchanges.”

From this collaboration, both companies will seek to help promote future collaborations among decentralized-driven projects as well as the implementation of more NIX private solutions like the Ghost Vault and the 2-Way Ghosting.” Nix also has a partnership with BlockNet, which describes itself as an internet of blockchains and a “2nd layer blockchain interoperability protocol that enables communication, interaction, and exchange between different blockchains.”


Tokenomics

Nix creators are after building a novel project, empowering users and freeing them from the increasing entanglement from social and even political interests. Towards that end, the project will be paying homage to the Zoin community believing that Zoin’s “network of individuals are the essence of how there can be an immunity towards community driven empowering ecosystems.”

Therefore, the initial supply of Nix is based from Zoin without the need of an ICO. There was a 2:1 Airdrop for Nix and Zoin coins meaning at the time of snapshot, two times as many Nix coins as Zoin were created followed by a claimed Airdrop where issuance is based on evidence from Zoin ownership and that not all coins could be  claimed.

From this, the initial supply was 38 million with a capped maximum supply of 175 million where the initial Nix reward stood at 68. Nix halving will be after 1,050,000 blocks where each block is generated after every two minutes. Besides there is a seven percent block fee towards a development fund that will instead cater for research and development of the Nix protocol.

Presently, there are 43.2 million coins in circulation, each trading at $0.20 with a market cap of 8.64 million. The $0.20 tag is a far cry of $6.83 it tested 10 months ago. From this, it is evident that Nix plummeted 97 percent to 7 cents before recovering.

NIX/BTC Price Analyses

Trading below last year’s lows, Nix like most crypto assets is under pressure. However, from technical arrangements, a snap back to trend after free falling 97 percent in 2018 is the main resistance trend line connecting highs from Q3 2018. Other resistances for upsides are the 0.000020 BTC, 0.000033 BTC and 0.000067 BTC levels. Support is at 0.000009 BTC.


Short Term Catalysts

Overly, Nix is a tool that will empower all and sundry. Fronting privacy and championing for independence in everyone’s social, economic and global structures, they integrated the Ghost protocol. With the team keen on fulfilling its road map, the activation of Sigma at block height block 232,000 meant it was the first Proof of Stake blockchain network to do so. Sigma tags a new level of privacy and scalability.

On top of that it allows for custom “implementation among the many privacy oriented projects with reused technology” as the community enjoy the full benefits of an off-chain governance model where suggestions for network enhancements can be made.

But there is more. Their listing at Flare Wallet promise to be a game changer. Not only is the wallet private yet multi-currency, but the User Interface is an improvement, even better than that of BTC supporting Wasabi. Aside from facilitating private transactions, Flare is where you can trade NIX across different decentralized exchanges thanks to the Ghost Protocol which is a mix of Bullet Proofs, Atomic Swaps, Dandelion, commitment key packs, Tor and Sigma based ZK proofs. As such within the Flare Wallet there is multi-currency anonymous swaps that is only unique which is a huge selling point for users keen on privacy.

On top of this there are dedicated free mobile wallets available for iOS and Android users. Individuals desirous of heightened security can connect Nix to their Ledger Nano S hardware wallets via Nix Electrum. All one has to do is to ensure they download the latest Firmware and have the Ledger Live App.

However, what could spur demand is the new Leasing Proof of Stake allowing for third-party cold staking. With a ROI of 21.44 percent for normal staking and 14.44 percent for Ghost node, rewards alone are enough to entice participation triggering demand and therefore higher prices.

Long Term Catalysts

Decentralization and interoperability is no doubt, the new cool. With these, privacy is an assurance and as Nix fuels this drive, the DEX Manager is critical. Riding on the principles of blockchain and decentralization, this dApp “solves privacy layers among DEX trading by virtue of privatized atomic swaps.”

Additionally, it will be a bridge, connecting DEXs allowing for better liquidity. Like the activation of SWAP, Nix is the first of its kind allowing for anonymous trading, swapping all from an easy to use DEX manager prioritizing security and privacy. Already, Nix is available at Kucoin where it is paired against BTC and ETH.

However, with the gravitation towards decentralization and the intentions of the creators, it is highly likely that NIX will be listed aside from Mercatox but in other liquid exchanges as prices recover after last year’s dredges.

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Introduction

That food is a basic human need is true. It replenishes and is indeed vital for our general well-being. That is why an increasing number of individuals are conscious and picky on what they consume. After an alarming statistic revealed that an astonishing700 million across the globe are hospitalized and 400,000 dying, caution prevails. Most of these killer ailments are after all, traced back to food related diseases. From the number of casualties, there is clearly a gap in food distribution that requires immediate action.

TE-Food recognizes the urgency of the matter in question by using blockchain technology to roll out a fitting solution. To that end, it is providing a transparent trust-based solution for international operation. The platform seeks to improve food safety, eliminate corruption, enhance fair trade, and build trust between the food supply chain companies, consumers, and authorities in the emerging markets.

The start-up bridges the gap between consumers and the entire supply chain, enabling them to obtain data on food history and its quality through physical identification tools, mobile apps and web-based software solutions in a PPP model.

Team

TE-FOOD is a joint venture (JV) of a Hungarian and a two years old Vietnamese company, currently employing 30 people. The geniuses behind this noble movement are headed by Dr. Trung Dao Ha, the CEO and president of the High-Tech Association of HCMC. He has 20 years of strategic leadership, marketing and sales experience in Asia and Europe.

Working side by side with him is, Erik Arokszallasi CEO, co-founder and leader of two successful corporate IT development companies in Hungary. Erik has a remarkable 23 years of leadership, and IT project management experience.

Assisting them is Marton Ven CMO, who not only has 21years’ experience of marketing, sales and project management but also is a co-founder and marketing leader of two successful corporate IT development companies.

The team is advised by Endre Jobbagy who is very competent in blockchain and business technology. He is the Founder and CEO of Interticket, and a Co-founder of Blockchain Competence Centre, a European management consulting and professional service company specialized in the Blockchain industry.

Dr. Michael Patching acts as an Independent Animal Welfare and Husbandry Advisor. He has a Masters in International Animal Welfare Ethics and Law with over a decade’s experience as a veterinary doctor. Presently, Michael is the current Vietnam Livestock Services Manager for Meat and Livestock Australia.

Roadmap

In Q2 2016, TE-FOOD struck an agreement with the government of Ho Chi Minh City for implementation. Official pig and pork trading in the HCMC region of Vietnam started in Dec 16, 2016. A few months later, more than a 100 chicken farms and egg producers were trained in Q2 2017.

Thereafter, in Q1 2018, TE-FOOD International is founded. Shortly after that, all TE-FOOD rights and contracts were transferred to TE-FOOD International. Q3 2018 marked the implementation of Blockchain as a traceability transaction ledger. Other developments as the Animal antibiotics traceability and the AI based smart pandemic forecasting and alarm modules for the National Livestock Registration system were also introduced.

In Q4 2018, the TE-FOOD Marketplace was launched. Following this feat, in Q1 2019 an extended farm management tools including Food Safety Sensor tools were ready for deployment.

Presently, plans are underway for a further presence in four countries with the service made better thanks the Facial Recognition Feature, a product of their research and development which started in Q3 2018.

Partners

For achievement of their goals, the TE-FOOD has partnered with GS1, a not-for-profit organization. GS1 develops and maintains worldwide standards for business communication. Their interaction enables TE-FOOD to comply with the GS1 standards which are used globally.

Then again, TE-FOOD has a partnership with the New Zealand Trade Centre (NZTC). Of the many things, the objective will be to “implement food traceability from farm-to-table for fruit products exported from New Zealand.”

 A key partner of TE-FOOD, Unisto is a Switzerland based international manufacturer of security seals. The firm provides high quality seals for the organization through Unisto Malaysia.

Aside from this, the company works with The Food and Agriculture (FAO) for statistics purposes helping the firm evaluate their sustainability, feasibility and scalability of existing registries.

By working in conjunction with Zalo, a free message and call mobile application, TE-FOOD’s QR codes can be read by the Zalo app, in order to view the food history.

Other notable partners include Certified Wyoming Beef, Laurel, Halal Trail, Tele Norma, Big Group, Sankofa and QSM. That’s on top of the strategic partnership with the Hungarian Branch of Deloitte.

Token Details and Distribution

In brief, these were the details of their ICO:

Token name: TFOOD

Token symbol: TFD

Type: ERC20

Total token supply: 1,000,000,000 TFOOD

Tokens for sale: 512,000,000 TFOOD (51% of total)

Token sale volume: $19,100,000 (22,924 ETH)

ICO Token Price: 1 TFD = 0.05 USD (0.00004700 ETH)

Token sale dates: Start22.02.2018, End 22.03.2018

Accepted payment options: ETH, BTC, USD, EUR

As a utility, holding TFD grants one access to the platform’s features and functions. Uniquely, and being the first of its kind on the space, TFD is not a security but a certified utility complete with endorsement from the German regulators.

Token Distribution and Fund allocation

50 percent of the total supply, translating to 500 million, was available for public investment. Each token was sold at $0.05 with an ambitious hard cap of $19.1 million.

Of that, 10 percent of all token are set for a marketing pool while 40 percent will be locked up in a general reserve. The lockout period is two years and from there, 25 percent of these tokens will be released after the first year.

Fund Allocation

From $19.1 million raised, 60 percent will cater for market expansion. That will involve marketing, sales, and implementation costs as well. Meanwhile, 25 percent will be channeled towards Research and Development. 10 percent will meet operational costs at the firm’s headquarters while the remaining five percent will address any emerging legal issue.

Changing hands at $0.006, TFD has a market cap of $3 million drawing daily volumes of roughly $27 million across different exchanges. At spot rates, TFD’s return is dismal. It is 0.15X against the USD, 0.53X verse ETH and a discouraging 0.2X in BTC terms.

TFD/ETH Price Analysis

After a deep correction of 2018, TFD is largely consolidating against ETH. However, as the market recovers, TFD could rally. At the time of writing, it is up 4.2 percent. Clearance of 0.000028 ETH will surely pave way for 0.000048 preferably at the back of increasing participation hinting of underlying demand.

Price Catalyst

Short term

There is nothing as impressive as a solution that satisfies the needs of the customer. TE-FOOD does just that. Although the asset plummeted in 2018 as the general crypto space froze and dropped with some start-ups closing shop as finances dried up, the grit and determination of TE-FOOD is bullish.

At spot rates, the asset is down more than 75 percent from peaks. However, that is not to say there is no movement. A simple glance and assessment of the asset’s blockchain activity reveals that it is periodically in the top-10, competing with the likes of EOS and Ethereum.

Then again, and with what they represent, the decision of Vinamilk, one of the largest milk processors in Vietnam to join forces with TE-FOOD is a direct endorsement. Vinamilk draws $6.6 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 6,000people.

Because of TE-FOOD traceability, Vinamilk can “act proactively, and provide transparent information about their products” benefiting the end user who can at a glance read the history of the product using a QR Code.

Long term

It is notable after implementing a traceability framework, the number of food fraud cases increases. This occurs in light of the presence well designed traceability system like TE-FOOD helps authorities to notify fraudulent exercises.

At the point when a food fraud scandal is exposed, governments tend to enforce regulations, by expanding the types of animals to be tracked, the territory of traceability, and so on. This opens doors for TE-FOOD for market development in nations in which they are already present.

The platforms product line is fabricated to help this process by providing synergistic tools for an improved food quality control in the food industry. The company believes the global food traceability solution market will reach $15.1 billion by 2021.

Therefore, as they partner with more market leaders, expanding to Europe, New Zealand and the rest of the world, the value of its token will increase reflecting the value of TE-FOOD as a useful and reliable platform.

In 2018, they made adjustment on their technology side in readiness of more partnership maintaining that their overall objective was to “provide customizable and affordable traceability solutions for companies with any level of technological readiness.” Besides, they are working with other companies to release an AI based meat quality checker that will revolutionize food quality control while introducing farms to deep data analysis improving productivity as a result.

This is so because TE-FOOD believes that the future of traceability and quality control lies on the growth, development and maturity of IoT. Presently, they are seeking to partner with a firm in the IoT sector and thereafter integrate them to the TE-FOOD ecosystem.

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Blockchain technology is no doubt a disruptive technology and of the many fields where distribution and decentralization is needed is the multi-billion advertising. The sector is lucrative and slowly but surely, social media and search engine platforms are hell-bent on centralizing the field while using the same “free” data from users without any form of reward.


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With this realization, arose a monetization alternative in advertising through in-browser mining. And in-browser coin mining came on top as a huge win for websites in breaking the monopoly of site funding– something that is very difficult for modern websites to navigate.

The recent discovery is not without its demerits ranging from alarming dropout rates, low ad-quality, and decline of advertising revenues. These drawbacks created a void in the advertising industry that Gath3r is happy to fill.

Gath3r takes in-browser mining to a whole different level by introducing a versatile native coin together with merged mining. The GTH coin works well with both browsers and apps, and has no user interface issues, therefore allowing new and existing coins or tokens to use Gath3r’s hash rate.

Ultimately, this new model provides better profitability for web-miners, less centralization and a solution to a host of other issues commonly associated with new coins and low hash rates. The platform aim at providing a new in-browser that is user friendly to both miners and website owners, secure, and more functional.

Team

Driving the platform ambitions is Raghav Reggie Jerath, the Founder and CEO. He is a serial entrepreneur, leader and management professional and a licensed chartered manager from the Chartered Management institute. Reggie has a career background at MSLgroup and many more large coordinated agencies where he was entrusted with medium to large scale public, private and NGO accounts.

Assisting him is Gabriel Osiceanu- Co-Founder and CMO. Gabriel’s core competency lies in the comprehension of the media purchasing and advertising industry, having routinely overseen high net worth accounts with budgets of over a million euros. His innovative capacity has built numerous successful integrated campaigns for industry pioneers in divisions, such as FMCG, Retail and Direct Media throughout Eastern Europe.

Meanwhile Farrukh Shaikh the CFO is a seasoned investment and financial professional who has work experience from both KPMG and Grant & Thornton. Amid his corporate vocation he was involved with review and advisory for theMiddle Eastern region’s biggest players. He later on joined the advanced world of cryptocurrency.

The team is advised by Viacheslav Shybaie whose main capabilities lie within blockchain development, product management, big data and software development, plays the role of a technical advisor on the platform.  Jake Baval, a veteran cryptocurrency entrepreneur and investor, acts as community advisor forthe Gath3r community, has built a compelling brand-name network from scratch. Tom Attea has held senior C level positions in New York’s top promotion offices, which incorporate InterPublic, Cox, Leapfrog and Young and Rubicam. He is well suited for his responsibility as Gath3rs creative advisor.

Roadmap

Before their IEO, Gath3r did launch their MVP in Q3 2018, after proving their concept and receiving funding in Q2 and Q1 2018 respectively. In Q4 2018, they launched their web miner and their platform before beta testing their platform in Q1 2019.

This quarter they launched their TestNet, introducing master nodes and rolling out their web staking wallets. In Q3 and 4 of 2019 their ambition is to launch their mainnet before swapping tokens and by close of the year, enable fiat payouts and activate loyalty and Paywall programs.

Throughout next year, they plan to form the Gath3r Foundation, provide ten projects with grants. Then by Q3 2020 they will target over 25 child chains and over 100k publishers.

Partners

Gath3r relationship with LUX is seen to be mutually beneficial, in that their products complement each other in creating additional incentive for the end users as well as the networks themselves.

The Lux Mobile Wallet permits websites and website users (via the loyalty program) to automatically earn interest on their stakes. Because of this LUX uses Gath3rs Merged Mining feature as an additional way of securing their hash rate and network when taken off and ready. This partnership has enhanced profitability, security and functionality for the involved parties.

Besides, Apereum and Gath3r are cooperating with each other, both taking advantage of what the other has. For example, Gath3r has a legit approach to web-based mining and provides value to all the stakeholders involved, while Apereum has wide expertise which ranges from finance to marketing and other fields.  

Apereum will assist in getting the word out about Gath3r and furthermore assume an advisory role on the platforms marketing strategy, along with regulatory and financial issues in respect to blockchain companies.

Gath3r also has a partnership with Metalyfe, a “private and secure internet browser, based on the blockchain technology.” With the deal, it implies that “partnership between our two platforms implies that Metalyfe will use Gath3r’s web mining features within their browser, creating a whole new revenue stream for the ecosystem.”

Tokenomics


The intention is to use the ERC-20 compliant token during their IEO. However, once their mainnet is ready, there will be a 1:1 coin swap with the ERC-20 tokens, as the norm, will be burnt.

 The 3 primary value drivers behind Gath3r token price:

  • Staking where owners will be rewarded
  • A loyalty program, where website proprietors can choose to impart a level of income to their users by giving those GTH tokens.
  • Repurchasing program in place

The Paywall Program empowers site administrators to gather installments in lieu of site mining, while the Loyalty Program engages and compensates customers who peruse longer. The Merged Mining highlight permits the synchronous mining of various coins based on similar algorithms.

This propelled feature translates into increased profitability for the users, and chain security and decentralization for developers. On top of that, Full Nodes–which bolsters Lite node, empowers proprietors of the GTH coin to procure monthly commissions by setting up master-nodes. With the help of private master nodes, Gath3r acts as a unifying bond between blockchain ecosystems.

Token Distribution and Fund Allocation

Overly, each GTH token will be a utility in the platform and from the Coineal Launchpad, each token will sell for $0.02 with a hard cap of $2.5 million in which the only coin accepted in ETH. As the norm, KYC and AML rules apply.

In total, there will be 400 million tokens and the Gath3r Foundation will be allocated 35 percent of the total coins in circulation. The public will get to invest in 37.5 percent while the team and advisors will receive 20 percents. Meanwhile, 7.5 percent will go towards Marketing and Network Enhancement. The IEO starts on May 27th and concludes on May 28th.

Should crowdfunding be a success, 43 percent of the funds will go toward research and product development, 25 percent towards marketing and 12 percent will cater for operations expenses. The remainder will be split equally towards business development and legal.

Short-term Price Catalyst

With all the attention Gath3r already got from some great influencers we believe that the IEO from Gath3r has a good chance to be an overwhelming success. Gath3r has a fair distribution and token sale hard cap of only $1 million.

Because of this very low initial raise this might easily become a good multiplier for investors that join the initial exchange offering today. Especially since not many buyers will be able to get in initially and are expected to buy later of the exchange.

We think the Gath3r project is really established and because of that is up to a great start. They received their seed funding and went through a proof of concept stage last year showing the investor community that the program works.

Now, it’s a matter of taking this project to the next level and by incorporating transparency, trust and low fees while allowing Gath3r code to channel browser’s computer power towards mining coins legitimately. It will incentivize the platforms that are often times reaped off by middle men in the traditional advertisement sector.

Gath3r has the resources and the willpower to attract clients. As a result, they can easily convert traffic into revenue through a simple incorporating of code in one or more pages of their website. We believe the token will quickly take an important role in the ecosystem with staking, master nodes and main net around the corner.

Long-term Price Catalyst

In the long term, the more they partner with similar minded companies and blockchain becomes mainstream, more users will flock to the network earning extra revenue through their code—enabled via direct coding or WP.

Besides, there is staking and concept of Master nodes or Paywall and Loyalty programs benefit clients who browse longer. Add that to the fact that Gath3r is the first to allow merged mining then the advantage over competitors is crystal.

Over time, the goal is to take full advantage of child chains and because of smart contracts, there will be complete interoperability creating a Gath3r ecosystem out of the Turn-key feature available for developers across the globe.

In the race for perfection, distributed ledger projects are always innovating, sinking funds into research and development in a bid to strike a perfect balance between decentralization, security and scalability in the so called blockchain trilemma. While most prefer the more proven and battle tested “blockchains”, other projects are settling for blockless technologies for good reasons.

Of the many is IOTA and now, Fantom. Both utilize the Direct Acyclic Graph (DAG) meaning the network is inherently scalable with fast throughput and implementation is cheaper for the end user despite the network utilizing a proof-of-work consensus algorithm that is known to be energy inefficient, susceptible to clogging and not scalable.

Fantom is therefore a high performance, DAG based project incorporating smart contracts with a high throughput exceeding 300k TPS. For this capability, it is nicknamed as the “Korean EOS”. Creators say they plan to disrupt the existing financial and supply chain networks  simply because their platform allow participants to make near instantaneous payments all this in a scalable, low cost and efficient manner.

Unlike most DAG based products that promise heaven but end up disappointing their fan base, Fantom actually did their leg work, building a Fantom Virtual Machine on their Opera platform from where developers can build and run dApps because of the network’s smart contract capability.

The Team

Seeking to work through and deliver on the network’s objectives is a dedicated, technical and experienced team. Leading the team is Dr. Ahn Byung Ik who is the Fantom Foundation CEO and doubling up as the President of The Korea Food-Tech Association. He holds a Ph.D in computer science from Yonsei University and has been awarded the President Award for his successful IT business.

Complementing Ahn is Michael Kong who is the CIO. He is a smart contract developer who has been involved in the blockchain space for several years. He previously worked as the Chief Technology Officer at Block8, a venture capital-backed Blockchain incubator where he managed all of the business’s projects. Ashton Hettiarachi is the head of innovation and has over 10 years experience in business, the financial markets, and emerging technologies. At the moment he is the CEO at Blockchain Partners Holdings— a cryptocurrency investment and research firm located in Australia.

Advising the team is Steve Belloti and Mathew Hurr who are executive advisors, Andre Cronje who had a stint at cryptobriefings as a Crypto Code Reviewer,Quan Ngoyen and Alex Kampa a specialist on blockchain architecture, consensus models and smart contracts who are Technical advisors.

Roadmap

After concluding their rather successful ICO back in Jun 2018, Fantom validated the Lachesis Protocol in June and followed that up with the launch of a Middleware Layer Public API disclosure in Q3 2018 whose test-net was in June the same year.

Their goal now is the Completion of OPERA Core Layer Development as its Functional language and Virtual machine are in beta before launching their mainnet in Q3 2019 in the “Operetta phase” and establishing the Fantom council while simultaneously expanding globally during the “Grand Opera” from Q2 2020.

Strategic  Partners

Without partners, any DLT project wouldn’t flourish and hence, fail.As a result, Fantom is aggressively searching for new partners in their bid to deliver their vision-mission statements as well as benefit investors.

As a result, Fantom has a partnership with 8Decimal Capital—a crypto venture firm that invests in projects that seek to develop blockchain infrastructure, as well as with Arrington XRP Capital, a digital asset management firm.

Another noteworthy partnership that will definitely elevate the project, lifting them to another level is their partnership with Binance chain. Announced on May 22, 2019, the aim is to create a multi asset cross chain ecosystem through interoperability in which there will be support for “a multitude of tokens including the ERC-20 standard, Fantom token standard, and the BEP-2 token standard coined on Binance Chain.” At this rate, odds are FTM could be added to the decentralized exchange boosting depth and liquidity.

Others include BiBox, DEX incorporating AI and encryption whose team has links with OkCoin and Huobi. Then there is BlackEdge Capital, Block Crafters Capital, Block Tech Capital Corporation, Block VC—whose members are from DeepMind, Google and Credit Suisse, BlockWater—a DAF, and many more including Danfoss. Fantom’s coin (FTM) is listed at ChainX and BitMax.


Tokenomics

Speed and scalability mixed with smart contract capability is what sets Fantom apart. That is where the project draws its value from and unlike others that postpone token listing due to “unfavorable” market conditions, FTM—the native token, was available for trading at the deep of last year’s crypto winter. That is why the project has an expert’s ratings of 4-stars from ICO Bench with tech leaders believing the team is very competent and would deliver assigning them a 4.9 stars.

Fantom (FTM) is a utility token based on the Ethereum platform and adhering with the ERC-20 standard. In their pre-ICO, the coin retailed at $0.03 and during the public sale, it changed hands at $0.04 between Jun 15th and 16th when the crowd funding was concluded as the project raised $39.7 million. The public funding was oversubscribed by 1 percent as the hard cap set at $39.4 was surpassed by $300k from the 40 percent of the total 3.175 billion (1.42 billion) FTM tokens set aside for investment. The platform has a 5-percent inflation rate but that will drop as more users plug in.

During the crowd funding, ETH was the only coin accepted but investors from Australia, the US, China and South Korea couldn’t participate.

30 percent of the total tokens is set aside from marketing while the team and advisors get 15 percent each. From raised funds, 30 percent will be  directed towards marketing while 20 percent will cover operations and the majority, 50 percent will cater for ecosystem development and research.

Even so, because of harsh market conditions througout Q4 2018 and early 2019, the FTM is trading at $0.0138 with average trading volumes of $2.75 million attracting a market cap of $25 million from the 1,813,658,595 FTMs currently in circulation. As a result, the ROI is 0.26X against BTC, 0.62X versus ETH and down 68 percent with the USD.

FTM/BTC Price Analysis

Benefiting from the market wide recovery, FTM is bottoming up against BTC. From the weekly chart, there is a double bar bull reversal pattern and behind the upswing are high transaction volumes hinting of participation.

Besides, pasting a simple Fibonacci retracement tool between it’s high low reveal that prices are finding support from the 78.6 percent Fibonacci retracement level. As such, it is likely that prices will edge higher in weeks ahead. However, a pull back to 150-172 satoshis is ideal. On the reverse side, any surge past 231 satoshis could fuel participation with traders aiming at 400 satoshis as prices double.

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Short Term Catalysts

Over and above everything, Fantom want to create a platform where there is borderless connection employing DAG technology that can be employed at scale while maintaining high reliability with data sharing. That, therefore, means application of Fantom across most verticals including in telecommunications, logistics, finance and basically in all areas where efficiency, reliability, speed, cost saving through smart contracting is required.

Furthermore,the network can satisfactorily respond to Sybil and parasite attacks and transaction flooding maintaining the integrity of the system. Because of this, Fantom has a partnership with Fusion protocol, Terra Money amongst other funds and management firms spread across the world including Arrington XRP capital. Other key partners that will contribute positively towards the growth of the project is that with Binance chain and their objective of creating a digital economy by fronting interoperability, that with the Oracle corporation of the US and Korea FoodTech Corporation whose president is the CEO of the project.

Besides this trust from firms and big corporation, the team is working on staking as the network as voting capacity thanks to the dPoS inculcation allowing participants to earn rewards for their participation. That’s on top of the Reputation model that the platform make use of drawn from the number of mainnet transactions and executed automatically through smart contracts.

Besides, the network’s mainnet will launch in the Operatta stage in Q3 and with the expectations of extra liquidity from Okex, we expect FTM related trading volumes to increase in days ahead. After all, there is this support from Kucoin and ChainX. Additionally, candlestick arrangements as aforementioned are favorable. Therefore, odds are FTM prices will inch higher in response.


Long Term Catalysts

Furthermore, apart from decreasing inflation and high level partners, we must note that the project is the first DAG based platform with smart contract capabilities. As a result, developers can launch their smart contracts in a network that is inherently scalable and secured by nodes. Besides, the team can deliver.

In 2020, once the Fantom Improvement Proposal is implemented allowing for staking, nodes—delagator and validator nodes, would earn 15 percent per FTM stake decreasing to around 11 percent in mid-2023. Compared to other PoS platforms, this is a generous reward designed to attract users would shall benefit from securing the ledger while guaranteeing that the network’s throughput remain high.

Introduction

For the uninitiated, they can be spoilt for choice. However, with the space drawing interest from government agencies and big businesses, settling for the right option can be the difference between winning, that is, meeting and even surpassing objectives, and flopping–miserably.

Of the many other there, High Performance Blockchain (HPB) is remarkably different. At core, they seek to revolutionize blockchain infrastructure. To that end, they blend hardware and software, creating an ultimate permisionless blockchain that is public, stable and scalable with a Proof of Performance as the preferred consensus algorithm. HPB combines the Blockchain Offload Engine (BOE) hardware with a tailor made software, designed purposefully to achieve their overall goal as pitched by the blockchain creators.

The BOE unit is part of the ECDSA (Ecliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) module that verifies transaction signatures while concurrently enabling the network to process thousands of transactions per second. HPB can process at 10k TPS in China and 5K TPS at the rest of the world. The BOE is simply a chip-acceleration engine that boost the node’s hardware chipsets which in turn power the HPB ecosystem.

It is specifically because of the BOE that the blockchain works as billed, introducing high speed and above all, the main differentiator of low latency. Apart from that, HPB is satisfactorily decentralized as their nodes are distributed across the world. Combined, there is top-notch security in place as the community first of all secures the network and secondly, from other measures installed by the platform’s architects.

Furthermore, for consensus, there is voting and task delegation  meaning enterprises can not only deploy smart contracts, launch dApps but can also use the platform as the goal of HPB is to empower businesses by building a dApp ecosystem in a scalable, secure platform that is fully customizable, low maintenance and launched by an ambitious, experienced team.

Team

The High Performance Blockchain (HPB) team is drawn from individuals from all over the world. With a roadmap to meet and a cause to fulfill, Xiaoming Wang is leading a dedicated global team of developers and experienced consultants. Wang is passionate about blockchain and is one of the first pioneers in the space. He’s well known in the Chinese blockchain sphere and one of the founders of Union Pay Smart, Union Pay’s Big Data team.

Assisting Wang is Jinxin Li, who doubles up as the co-founder and the head of HPB’s Strategic Development. Li is among the first miners of Ethereum and a successful blockchain investor with stellar digital asset portfolio. Before joining HPB he was the Chief Blockchain Analyst at Guotai Junan Securities. Other co-founders include Li Xu, the CTO and Lou Shanlin, the Tech VP. Noteworthy team members from the rest of the world include Emma Zhu, the CMO, Danny Rowshandel, the Managing Director of Overseas Business Development and Julien Passagne, the Business Development Director.

Advising the team is Zongru Wan, a member of a Nobel Prize-winning team, NEO, Zhen Lei, the Jixianyuan CEO, OKCoin co-founder and Bibox Founder, Zhen Chen, the Dongfang Fuhua, Fund President and six others.

Road Map

Launched in Q1 2017, High Performance Blockchain has had tremendous success. After their one-month crowdfunding raising $2 million from a $5 million hard cap target, the team continue to develop even after last year’s crypto winter. They launched the HPB Test Net in Q4 2017, followed that up with mainnet launch in Q3 2018 and are currently building a Global HPB Ecosystem development to be concluded by end of July 2019. After that the aim is to optimize BOE hardware and software while simultaneously expanding their Baas Offering for the rest of the year.

Partners

For what the project represent and their ambition of building a network from where businesses, more so, in China can operate from, HPB has a close connection with NEO. The investment arm of NEO is HPB’s Angel Investor with the “Ethereum of China” keen on using HPB accelerator in their VM.

Another key partner is UnionPay Smart, a state owned firm that handles 80 percent of all China’s financial transactions. UnionPay, the parent company of UnionPay Smart, is literally bigger than Visa and MasterCard combined and that is just the magnanimity of HPB. The partnership could be the largest so far in the blockchain space.

Banyan Network BBN is also determined to bring businesses into blockchain and are therefore partnering with HPB. However, we note that the founders of UnionPay Smart, HPB and Banyan Network BBN are closely tied. Other partners include Cyber Physical Chain or CPC, SharesChain, Bottos or BTO, OK Capital or OKEx, BlockWater Capital, Bixin, Krypital Group, LLC, Xianghe Capital and the list keeps growing.


Tokenomics

Based off Ethereum, the HPB token was ERC-20 compliant and changing hands at $0.22 during their crowd funding between July 1 and Aug 1 2018. Then, the hard cap was set at $5 million but only $2 million was raised from investors. Of the 100 million HPB tokens, only 33 percent were allocated to investors.

The team and the reserve fund were slotted 20 percent each while ecosystem development got 24 percent of the total coins in supply. According to HPB, the Reserve Fund will be set aside for “strategic  investment,  token  exchange,government  cooperation,  response  to industry changes and more”. Besides, all coins will be locked for three years since purchase and once the period elapse, only a third of these coins would be unlocked once per year.

At the time of press, there are 43,619,949 HPB coins in circulation with a daily volume of $5,519,881 and a market cap of $18,838,581 according to data streams from Coin Market Cap. However, investors should not that the annual inflation is capped at three percent but that will double to six percent once there are 150 nodes. Despite last year’s slump—down 86 percent from 2017 peaks of $13.65 of Jan 13, 2018, the coin is changing hands at $0.4318 meaning investors are up 5.5X in ETH and roughly 2X in USD terms.

HPB/ETH Technical Price Analysis

Syncing with the rest of the market, HPB has been on a roller coaster ride. With wide amplitudes, HPB is likely to recover against ETH and other digital asset after sliding 86 percent after printing all-time highs of $13.65. Presently, what we have is a strong reaction from Feb 2019 highs.

Although sellers have reversed gains of May-10, the inverted hammer of May 8 could provide the necessary impetus to help lift prices back to 0.002 ETHs and even 0.003 ETHs or Q1 2019. All the same, investors should only load up on once HPB bulls clear May-10 highs at the back of favorable short-term catalysts.

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Short-term Price Catalysts

Pound to pound, HPB serve the same purpose as EOS, Ethereum or Tron but with a leaning towards enterprises. Commanding high throughput in China—10K TPS and relatively high TPS at the rest of the world, platform can satisfactorily perform and even exceed goal. In the long term, the lack of public exposure on this asset means it is grossly undervalued as there is government involvement via Unionpay Smart as well as established entities like NEO that at one time was touted to replace Ethereum as its killer.

All the same, it is HPB’s consensus algorithm, the dPoS as well as their specialized hardware nodes incorporating the BoE unit that is a differentiator. Completely decentralized with 150 BOE Nodes of which 31 are HP-Nodes, there is sufficient security. Ideally, 70 percent of all nodes are allocated to the community while the HPB Foundation controls six percent of them all. The other 24 percent is assigned to enterprise invitees as NGOs and others.

Besides, the HPB MainNet upgrade is in progress. The objective was to optimize performance and to implement some key technical breakthroughs. The first phase will be complete on May-17 or at block height of 2560000 while the second will be through by June 10, 2019. By then, exchanges are supposed to upgrade their systems.

At the same time, they already have a strategic partnership with SWFT Blockchain allowing HPB to be exchanged with more than 140 other assets via the SWFT Pay. Besides, there is an “memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DLT Lab – an UK-Government backed distributed ledger accelerator and incubator in London” with the aim of “sourcing and selecting an agreed number of suitable third parties for blockchain development on High Performance Blockchain’s MainNet.”

That, plus Ledger integration, the Scan UI which is ready to roll and the UnionPay smart authorized traceability system V2.0 test Phase combined with Remix.dev, an IDE tool that can operate without the need of downloading, the future is indeed bright. All this will likely be highlighted as HPB attends Consensus 2019 where more announcement and partnerships could be struck.


Long Term Price Catalysts

HPO may be serving the same niche as Ethereum and EOS but they are high rollers. Their partnership with NEO for example is an automatic marketing of their hardware accelerators. At the same time, working with UnionPay Smart city is an indirect government endorsement of a company that plans to achieve solve the blockchain Trillemma: That of striking a healthy balance of resolving the TPS bottleneck common with other networks, increasing scalability while not compromising decentralization.

Apart from UnionPay partnership, another noteworthy collaboration is HPB’s working with the Laya.one. Laya is one of the largest gaming networks in China. To quantify, research shows that up-to 70 percent of all gaming companies in the world’s second largest economy including Tencent, Cheetah and Xianomi use Laya.one infrastructure. In turn, Laya.one will be using HPB’s network and most importantly their BoE unit which is huge for investors. Then there is Knownsec that recently concluded their HPB MainNet code, HPB Wallet and Smart Contracts security audit concluding that “HPB has proved itself to be a high-performing blockchain with high security.” The involvement of Knownsec is huge because the security firm main client is Tencent and other high-capital corporation in China.

Furthermore, their partnership with ITCEC, which is affiliated with China Electronics Corporation (CEC), another state owned company for the development of a smart city off HPB high-throughput platform relays the magnitude and the undervaluation of the HPB token.

Introduction

Thing is, we can rave about blockchain for nights on end. And for good reasons. Blockchain is no doubt a revolutionary technology promoting transparency, decentralization and efficiency. Its touted to disrupt traditional setups and because of infinite applications that can operate on-top of any DLT, the tech is no doubt valuable. That’s why it is garnering interests not only from visionary leaders, leading businesses but from governments keen on improving efficiency and service delivery to the people.


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Even so, blockchain cannot operate in isolation. Yes, there are smart contracts which are autonomous, based on mathematics–resembling the underlying platform. However, for maximum value, real-world smart contracts must draw variables from external sources. These trusted sources are called oracles and are essential more so if the smart contract which executes without third parties are dependent on real-word data as triggers.

Introducing Zap

Because of this gap, Zap is stepping in. In their prospectus, they claim to serve, trade and literally “feed” smart contracts with invaluable data. These data are from millions of participants creating a market place for curating feeds. What Zap is doing is bridging the revolutionary world of infinite possibilities made possible by smart contracts with real world data.

Their overall objective is to make sure that smart contracts are not limited and by linking and “activating” smart contracts conditions with arbitrary data, “the blockchain could truly encompass all global value.” Therefore, in a nutshell, Zap is a set of tools allowing for monetizing of data through a decentralized marketplace. Since it is based on blockchain, Zap will be a utility token allowing exploration of ecosystem oracles.

Team

Making this possible is an experienced team, passionate about crypto economics and proven team leaders building oracles within the crypto space.

While the team is made up of more than 30 members, they all depend on the guidance of Nick Spanos who is also the founder of the the Bitcoin Center as well as the Blockchain Technologies Corp. Ben Young, the co-founder, is also a stand-out. Before Zap, he was the managing director at ESports Online for a year. His other stints include time at Blockchain Technologies Corp where he was director of communications for three years and at Bitcoin Center NYC where he was the Communications Director for four and a half years.

Others include Steve Geros leading development, Tom St Laurent as Technical Director and Hamdan Azhar who heads the department of Data Science. Although they seem experienced, most don’t have links to LinkedIn accounts and the founder,for example, makes no mention of Zap in his summary.

Advisors include Sean Combs, a US Rapper, Dwayne Campbell of Goldman Sachs, Danny Zaterman of MIT and Alex Dziejma of Microsoft. Many would know Sean Combs as P Diddy but with the US SEC warnings, his endorsement in any form may automatically have a negative repercussion on the asset prices mostly because of SEC warnings and well, the strive to comply with Howey Test.

Road Map

Towards their objectives, the team is working towards striking partnerships and holding hackatons and running Oracle bounties. Creating a reliable oracle market place linking businesses—subscribers while drawing users and high developers—providers, is vital for their success and is their main value proposition. That is what the team will be doing from mid-Q2 2019. In January this year they launched their mainnet and released the first two oracles for BitStamp and Poloniex. A month later in February, they released MyOracleWallet, ensured they were ETC compliant and by March they held a workshop for creating oracles using Zap SDK.

Partners and Accomplishments

There is a gap that needs to be filled and Zap is actively working towards providing value for the burgeoning smart contract space.

They already have a patent with the founder Spanos speaking before the British Parliament House of Lords. Besides, he has testified before the New York Attorney General on matters Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and regulation. To that end, Zap has been featured in several leading publications like CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, CNBC and Forbes.

However, their key partners include HitBTC, Changelly, Cryptopia and EtherDelta from where they are listed. With their vision-mission statement, the team is ambitious and it’s only time before they partner with heavy weights.

Tokenomics

Zap is an ERC-20 compliant utility token whose supply was minted once and therefore fixed. The token, Zap, is a utility within the Zap ecosystem used for monetizing feeds as well as access to the platform’s data. In order to create oracles or inquire about data from providers, then the subscriber and provider must “bond” their Zap in an oracle.

The only way to take control over an oracle is through a “dot”, a unit for querying that is neither destructible or interchangeable and the amount released per token depends on supply-demand. This is a diversion away from the peer-to-peer payment model adopted by competing networks but it is by design.

Token Distribution

The aim here is that bonding acts as a first layer refinement tool that first of all incentives discovery. If discovered data is useful then it can be publicized.  There are 520 million Zap tokens and during their ICO, ETH was the only accepted currency. 33 percent was made available to the public while 10 percent of all tokens were set apart for founders and advisors. 47 percent was located for “long-term budgets” while 10 percent will cover for bounty programs.

Fund Distribution and ROI

Since launch, returns have been dismal. Zap is down 0.08X against the USD, 0.19X against ETH and 0.12X against BTC but nonetheless, continued to develop, weathering through the crypto winter.

55 percent of raised funds were dedicated for software development and to cover maintenance, 20 percent for marketing while 10 percent was for administration. Another 10 percent covered operations costs while five percent was set aside for contingency.

ZAP/BTC Price Technical Analysis

At spot rates, Zap is the 570th most valuable asset with a market cap of $2.6 million with a 24 hour trading volumes of around $13. There are 170,229,272 Zap in circulation with a 24 hour high low of  $0.01506399 / $0.01581602. At the time of press, the coin is changing hands at $0.01553, up three percent in the last day but down more than 95 percent after retesting $1.16 on Jan 13, 2018.

From candlestick arrangements, Zap is under pressure and consolidating against BTC and ETH. Note that like most crypto assets, prices are bottoming up with indicators pointing higher meaning despite last year’s losses, we expect prices to expand in coming weeks meaning there is an opportunity for traders to profit should they invest at spot rates.

Price Catalysts

Short-term

Blockchain based smart contract dependent oracles promise to be big. That’s because Oracles are necessary bridges that would draw the best out of smart contracts because of influence of real-word data. Although they are competing projects like ChainLink,  their building of functionalities on top of EOS while simultaneously introducing a vibrant market place for speculators, providers and subscribers is a big differentiator allowing for monetization of data that are the basic building blocks for a successful Internet of Things. Besides, Zap is faster but the system is efficient with a smart contract powered easy to use intuitive interface.

Zap at Consensus

Just to show Zap and Oracle use cases, they have a booth at Consensus 2019 set for New York from May 14 and 15, effectively the smallest cap project in the list of sponsors. Consensus is a big event in the blockchain space. Historically, since launch back in 2015, it is where major announcements are made because the event is by design a tent, housing leading crypto minds. It’s a melting pot attracting developers, cypher punks and enterprise grade consortia and for Zap to be one of the sponsors is huge.

Building and Prototyping

There, they will show case their core product and with their Oracle up and running, this a huge boost to Zap. Note that their overall objective this quarter is to strike deals with different partners. With the Zap Contract Builder for Android 1.0.10, there is no need of internet connection for local combination and that will be of help as they showcase political oracles and their use of upsetting political apple cart. After that, developers would compete to create their political oracles. There is also be a speech from Ron Paul, a former presidential candidate.

Apart from political oracles, Zap’s Armenian team is building the first prototype that will anonymously draw blockchain useful patient’s data from an infusion pump useful for research and even patient compensation.

Long-Term

Clearly, Zap is in the early stages of a potential disruption. Through the spirit of blockchain, there is complete decentralization and oracles will fuel the next wave of blockchain revolution. Oracles as it is will connect different databases magnifying the value of smart contracts. Concurrently, providers will monetize their data ensuring participants are satisfactorily incentivized.

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Sentivate is a realistic revolution of the web under the Arity umbrella. Determined to upgrade the existing internet architecture, creators of Sentivate are after building a hybrid web, introducing cryptocurrency and creating a connection between centralized and decentralized systems. Although the system bears some aspects of cryptocurrency and blockchain, the new Sentivate web is centralized focused, that is, not based on blockchain but the main differentiator is their incorporation of decentralized systems to enhance processes.

Complementing Sentivate is Viat, a parallel network-only accessible via the Sentivate network through a browser supporting the universal web– for executing smart contract and cryptocurrency operations. Unlike Sentivate, Viat is completely decentralized, but enhanced by a dedicated web of centralized systems.

The architects behind the open source Sentivate are not after an evolution but are as pragmatic as possible, aware that Sentivate implementation can be through software but are realistic enough to acknowledge that wholesome implementation would demand a hardware modification of the existing internet infrastructure.  

As part of their viable and realistic revolution, Sentivate plans to introduce the universal web that incorporates its native coin, Viat, by replacing the Domain Name System with Domain Information System, the HTTP/S with UDSP and later introduce the Universal Identity System made up of the Identity Registrar to bring about identify in the web and Identify Certificates geared towards encryption, privacy and authentication, streamlining the otherwise wild west of the internet.

The Team

Sentivate has a dedicated and an all-rounded team. They are experts from diverse fields including mathematics, computer science, military, law and even biology. The co-founder, Lew Knopp, for example is a veteran and a former Navy Seal.  Lew’s company, Templar Titan Inc, offers “professional support to industry, corporate leadership, and government.”  

Thomas Marchi, a developer and a co-founder has been building tools for Arity for the last five years. His skill sets include “Building Marketing Tools, JS Frameworks, CSS frameworks, Social Networks, Chat Applications & BigData Applications.”

Meanwhile, Matt Karasiewicz has a background in Finance and like Thomas, has been working with Arity from 2014.

Advising the team is Jamie Linkowski, who is their business advisor. Jamie is the president of Primesolutions Advisors LLC, the chairman of OneVision enterprises LLC and member of board at C-Leveled. Others include Ali Alexander, advising the team on marketing, Tyler Swope driving the project’s crypto outreach, Sherpa, Ed Karasiewicz, PhD shading gems on technical matters and Robert Brunelli, Sentivate’s legal advisor.

Road Map

Uniquely, unlike most projects Sentivate’s road map is updated quarterly at the end of the third month. In May, the main objective will be the replacement of the Universal web key component from Domain Name System to the Domain Information System (DIS). DIS is crucial as it provides cryptographic from sites. In June the team will be all in developing an identity system to prevent Sybil attacks through a cryptographic trust that sign off new identity certificates entering the network. Then later in July, end of Q2, they will launch an open browser that demonstrates how the new DIS and Identity system works.

All the same, the bottom line or the core objective of the team is to avert a crisis already visible with the adoption of HTTP3. It make sense, as internet penetration increase, adoption rates will naturally rise, heaping pressure on bandwidth, which if nothing is done, will eventually run out while draining billions. Sentivate’s goal is now to stem and/or mitigate that eventuality.

Therefore, part of their ambitious plans is to get mainstream companies like Microsoft or Google for example to adopt protocol, the new DIS system they are proposing—Sentivate’s value proposition– into their operating systems and browsers.

“(Internet companies and providers are) spending billions of dollars to clear the traffic jams and rebuild the Internet on the fly—an effort that is widely considered to be as crucial for the digital revolution as the expansion of computer power.”

That way not only will they save millions but stand to make more towards their goal, Sentivate plans of making their network quantum resistance in the next five to 10 years and to that end, they shall opt for Supersingular Isogeny Key Exchanges.

Partners

To advance their goals, Sentivate is always looking for new partners to work with. Some of them include Templar Titan, Cyber Titan and Arity.

Rumors are that a new exchange is working to list SNTVT but for now current exchanges include Idex, LAtoken, Stex and Token Store from where the ERC-20 SNTVT token is traded against several digital assets including Ethereum (ETH).

Token Details

Sentivate, SNTVT, is an ERC-20 compliant utility token granting access to “used to gain access to the early stages of the Sentivate Network, development process and voting.” By holding SNTVT tokens, delegates can vote supporting a project and pushing them in a given direction and the more the coins held, the stronger the voting power. By default, delegates are granted access to Sentivate’s applications like browsers—and will soon launch an open source browser for demonstration purposes in days ahead, server and client modules and various applications offered by Sentivate.

In total there are 4.2 billion SNTVT tokens of which delegates hold 2.15 billion. The rest are split between the team—840 million and advisors 210 million. However, later when their Sentivate web launches in 2021, these SNTVT tokens will be swapped for Viat coin at a ratio of 1 VIAT: 1000 SNTVT in a reverse split. Note this, Sentivate are very explicit, token possession doesn’t confer ownership.  Their network will be hybrid employing a dynamic proof of work with 42 million Viat coins in circulation. Out of that 90 percent will be mined and the rest swapped during migration.

Token Distribution

There is no ICO and as Thomas said, Sentivate is self-sufficient because Arity has clients with multiple apps that will turn in profits and oil the network contributing to development. Even so, there was a private sale open to a few with wholesale prices of tokens below 25k selling at 10-15 cents per token and those above at around 0.00008010 ETH per-token.

For users interested in owning SNTVT tokens, they can participate in their Bounty program. There, for fans who spread out what Sentivate is up-to via Discord affiliate, YouTube and Medium, they can receive up-to 5000 SNTVT tokens as reward. Anyhow, for those who got in first and registered for free SNTVT airdrop.

SNTVT/ETH Price Analysis

Technically, and like most asset prices, SNTVT is bullish and within a bullish breakout pattern. From the chart, Apr-23 bull bar anchors our analysis as it has above average transaction volumes—77 million. At the moment, bears are retesting Mar-2019 highs but we expect prices to rebound from spot rates in a trend continuation phase now that the retest phase is complete. If that is the case, SNTVT will likely soar above 0.0000208 ETHs.

Price Catalysts

Short-term Considerations

The quality of a project is not about what they talk of but more of how they execute as they gradually inch closer to their goal. Comparing Sentivate’s GitHub activities with say, Nexus, there it is easy, at first glance to differentiate the quality of their commits. The latter do submit commits in a flurry while Sentivate’s pushes out a handful of high-quality commits at a time. That’s the first differentiator and a hint of what’s to come. When we add that to their ambition of making the internet better, faster and cheaper for providers perhaps even saving them billions of dollars through a universal web rolled out in a realistic, revolutionary manner then it is clear that the asset is undervalued.

Should companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google buy in to their idea and adopt their protocol and all of what they are proposing, then not only will we have a new web that streamlines processes but the world wouldn’t have to deal with bandwidth limitations. In July, Sentivate will launch their first open source browser for demonstration purposes.

Then again, the team didn’t public sale their tokens as they are self sufficient with Arity rolling out different applications that will guarantee the project’s profitability. The only limitation at the moment is low liquidity as daily trading volumes as we can glean from major exchanges is roughly 195 ETHs. However, that is about to change after their recent listing at IDEX (Aurora).

Long-term Considerations

In the long-term, it’s all about the bottom line. Universal web may demand hardware reconfiguration for applicability.

It may be slow, even taking decades-spurred by mega companies buying into their idea, but the benefits are many considering Sentivate calling for revolutionary technology replacing existing components that will guarantee internet providers are better placed to keep up with increasing bandwidth demand estimated to growing at 22 percent per year.

The team is ahead of their development schedule, have a secure network that prevent replay, amplification as well as vulnerabilities associated with UDP and 0-RTT as they seek to upgrade the internet in readiness for IoT and other bandwidth demanding applications, it’s only a matter of time before the benefits of a Universal Web permeates.

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Introducing Lition

Lition seeks to be a blockchain standard for business and to that end the  team is building the first of a kind, advanced scalable private-public blockchain with deletable data feature suitable for entities. As such, blockchain based companies launching their applications from a distributed back-end can actually step out of their niche in readiness for commercial deployment thanks to a state of the art protocol that is co-innovated by Dr. Jürgen Müller, the CIO at SAP.


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Lition team is based in Berlin and their mantra is to “bring power to the people” and towards achieving this novel goal, they are going green with the aim of deploying their solutions to enterprises across the globe.

Already, Lition is progressing and after a successful ICO, the team has a working product, a P2P Energy dApp, that has been in commercial operations since Apr-2018. Besides, they did successful launch their MVP test-net. Their P2P Energy dApp is fully functional, in operation across 11 German cities serving more than 41 million households thanks to the firm’s approval as a licensed energy supplier demonstratively saving customers 20 percent off their energy bills and simultaneously increasing revenue by up-to 30 percent.

Team

Behind Lition is a tenacious team led by Dr. Richard Lohwasser who holds a PhD.D. in energy economics and an all-rounded IT specialist and a blockchain expert. He also founded Clanintern.de and before joining Lition he was the Managing Director of Germany’s leading energy supplier, ExtraEnergie, overseeing more than 350 employees and revenue exceeding $1 billion.

Another team member is Dr. Kyung-Hun Ha who is the COO and co-founder who before Lition was a a senior director responsible for operations at GASAG, a US$ 1.4 billion leading energy supplier in Germany. Others include Dr. Manfred Gabriel, Jan Wiedenhaupt and Reinhard Lohwasser all of who are board members.

Advising Lition are Dr. Jürgen Müller, the Technology Advisor and CTO and Board Member of SAP, Kelly Ford who advises on Marketing, Sang-Seop Lee of Korea Block Chain Association (KBCA) and Prof. Dr. Markus Bick, a research expert.

Roadmap

As they inch closer to their goals of “bringing power to the people”, their successful ICO coupled with a working product mean their plans for this quarter—Q2 2019 is on course. Before July, they will launch smart grid use cases as well as a STO use case outside of real estate with a partner.

After that they shall privately release their mainnet and migrate different use cases to this mainnet before the start of the Genesis phase. In Q3 2019 they shall concentrate on growing their partner networks, publicly release their mainnet, launch the first STO and onboard dApp partners.

Partners

The involvement of Dr. Jürgen Müller of SAP as the Technology Advisor means Lition has a strong partnership with SAP. SAP is an established multi-billion company with more than 400 million users with more than 10,000 users. Innovating, SAP is developing a decentralized ledger with smart contracting capabilities with Lition providing the open source consensus layer.

Other notable partners include LongHash, Microsoft, Alpha Labs, Gasag, Advisum, Tokeny and Stanford Business. Apart from these mainstays, Lition has a contract with South Africa’s Nesa Capital, a op 10 solar power plant operator in South Africa with the goal of “exploring potential opportunities to eventually deploy the first commercially live peer to peer energy trading platform in South Africa.”


Lition Tokenomics

Because of a working product and their vision, Lition token sale was pretty successful. The ICO concluded after eight days between Mar 18, 2019 and Mar 26, 2019 as both soft and hard caps at $2 million and $5 million were struck in record time. It only took 13 minutes for their white listing to conclude raising $300k and 18 minutes for the public sale where $1.5 million was raised. Only BTC and ETH were accepted currencies.

Based off Ethereum, Lition (LIT) is an ERC-20 utility token with a total supply of 145 million. 39 percent or 58 million LITs were distributed to investors and each LIT changed hands at $0.1. Of note is that the token sale was geared towards enterprise contributors and not speculators. As such, there were no bonuses and all private sale contributors are locked for 3–6 months.

Apart from that, there is a Buy-Back option after six months as well as a HODL Highway program which is essentially a “choice between receiving an additional bonus of up to 25 percent via the HODL Highway, or a reduced downside of 50 percent of initial investment dollar amount via the Refund Program.”

Statistics indicate that the coin is changing hands at $0.136358 in Bitbox, IDEX, HotBit, Dicoin and Bilaxy with a low market cap of $3,522,621. As a result, ROI in USD is X1.26.

LIT/ETH Technical Price Analysis

At spot rates, LIT/ETH is up 36 percent since launch. It has a $762,958 in daily volumes and up 7.3 percent in the last hour. All the same, it has seen great runs in the last few weeks against similar projects like LTO, QNT and MITX. At spot rates, immediate resistance lies at 0.00092 ETHs and thanks to last week’s stellar gains,we expect prices to inch higher, close above this lie as bulls seek to drive LIT prices to above ATHs of 0.0015 ETHs. Everyone is waiting for the airdrop of bonus tokens happening tomorrow and once the price holds we think that investors will be confident that prices hold and might even start buying.

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Short term price catalysts

Here’s a thing or two about energy, going green and the well-being of the planet: conservation is upon us. That is why Lition is taking the initiative and rolling out a peer-to-peer energy trading. It’s a working product serving millions of households and drawing in revenue for Lition. With a working product and a GDPR compliant blockchain infrastructure that prioritize enterprises, investors should be positive on what lies ahead. Thanks to this clarity, new partners launching their dApp on this scalable network are sure that their client’s data are secure with consumers aware of the kind of data collected and better still can access these data on demand.

Aside from that there is involvement of SAP through Dr. Jürgen Müller. SAP is working on their blockchain and will incorporate Lition’s solutions. The fact that there are heavy weights like SAP and other influential partners like Microsoft is a hint of what lies ahead. Already, they have a deal with Nesa Capital of South Africa and plan on growing their partner network in Q3 2019.

Add that to the fact that the CEO is advising the German government on STO Framework while at the same time planning to launch the first STO this quarter before ramping up in the second half of the year is overwhelmingly bullish in the short to medium term for a coin that is changing hands for less than 20 cents. Even if LIT liquidity and market cap is low, it is because the team plans for the asset to trade from different exchanges as demand flows in lifting price.

Long term price catalysts

But what is interesting and this should pique the interest of hodlers is what is in store in the long term. Already Lition is a project has strong partners from the very beginning. If anything, the involvement of SAP’s cogs will add some credibility, attracting other projects. Of the infinite number of companies that can launch and successfully run their apps from through Lition’s high throughput and scalable blockchain, Nesa Capital of South Africa and Tomo Chain are the first.

Nesa Capital, a ” Top 10 solar power plant operator in South Africa” have ” signed a contract to begin exploring potential opportunities to eventually deploy the first commercially live peer-to-peer energy trading platform in South Africa.” Meanwhile, Tomo Chain, a ” Blockchain infrastructure that allows for a highly secure, low latency, and near-zero fee transactional system” have a deal where the two platforms will cooperate on technical integration and business development.

Sooner or later, projects seeking to comply with Europe’s GDPR regulation and leverage on Lition’s side-chains and deletability features while enjoying privacy and speed will flock to the platform. Because of their gravitation towards simplifying processing and acting as a secure layer where light clients of IoT devices can run from, there is instant value for LIT coins.

Furthermore, there are other benefits for the end user willing to stake their LIT tokens. To qualify, one will need at-least1000 LIT tokens which fluctuate depending on market conditions.

However, this will be done on a per side-chain basis which in turn requires subscription and rewards will be then based on transaction volumes of the subscribed side-chain and amounts staked. On the other hand, miners willing to stake must own a minimum of 20,000 LIT tokens.