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Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Team to Hold Giveaway of Player Crypto Tokens via ETH

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The Los Angeles Dodgers, a U.S. professional baseball team, will hold a giveaway of crypto-based athlete tokens at the end of this month, according to an official press release on Dodger Insider September 7.

The statement reports that Dodger fans will be able to get tokens — representing Dodgers players — convertible to Ethereum (ETH) during the game against the San Diego Padres scheduled on September 21.

During the so-called “Digital Bobblehead Night,” guests will be able to download tokens of such athletes as pitcher Clayton Kershaw, third baseman Justin Turner, and Curaçaoan pitcher Kenley Jansen.

As the statement explains, the tokens will be distributed according to the point of entry, with first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance reportedly set to receive a card with a unique code that can be unblocked and transferred to an Ethereum wallet. The character crypto tokens will be selected randomly, with approximately equal share of Kershaw, Turner, and Jansen codes.

Dodgers’ CMO and Executive Vice President Lon Rosen commented that the “first-ever [c]rypto giveaway” in sports will allow them to “explore an entirely new marketplace with our fanbase,” as well as to “pique interest” of Dodger fans and “launch a new age of digital collectibles and promotions.”

Earlier this summer, the Sacramento Kings basketball team partnered with crypto mining supplier MiningStore to install Ethereum mining hardware in an indoor arena in order to pass crypto earnings to a scholarship program.

In early June, the world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, made an undisclosed investment into blockchain-based esports voting platform chiliZ, so as to provide the sports industry with a “fan-driven token ecosystem for traditional sports teams.”

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COSS Sweetens the Pot with COSS Fee Token (CFT)

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9th April 2019, Singapore, Singapore – Since launching its new and improved engine and platform, Singapore’s COSS Exchange has seen its daily trading volume increase by almost threefold. With its overhaul out of the way, COSS has now shifted its focus to the COSS Fee Token, CFT for short.

Not unlike the BNB (Binance Coin), the CFT is a trading token exclusive to the COSS.IO platform, arguably a more tangible use case than most cryptocurrencies in the current markets. Traders can get a 25% discount off trading fees when using CFT as an alternative to paying in the native tokens of the trading pairs. This will come as good news to market makers, institutional accounts and frequent traders of the platform. Other use cases of CFT such as ICO participation, community voting and others will be added on in the future.

To sweeten the deal, CFT used as fees will also be included in the FSA (Fee Split Allocation), a popular feature of the COSS platform, where 50% of total trading fees on the platform is distributed via smart contract to all COSS token holders, allowing them to passively accumulate value by simply holding COSS tokens. COSS also offers both dust conversion and FSA conversion (coming soon) to CFT. 

From a total supply of 240 million tokens, half of that number, 120 million, will be available for sale. The rest will be set aside for the COSS Affiliate Program, promos, airdrops, cross platform partnerships and a reserve pool for bonuses and burning. 

With Zeppelin’s burn function built into the token smart contract to schedule periodic coin burns, the total CFT supply will be adjusted automatically. The burn is fixed at 1M CFT tokens every month until the maximum supply is halved. This transparent burn model ensures an increase in the value of CFT held by its users.

To kick off the CFT token, COSS.IO is currently running a huge trading promo. Unlike previous promotions where trading was specified to a certain pair, this promo includes trading of all pairs listed on the platform. The prize pool is an attractive 1.1M CFT tokens.

For those who missed out on BNB, a winning strategy since its introduction to the market more than a year-and-a-half ago, CFT offers an opportunity to reap similar benefits. Interested individuals/parties can contact [email protected] for more enquiries.

About COSS.IO

COSS stands for Crypto-One-Stop-Solution and represents a platform which encompasses all features of a digital economical system based on cryptocurrency. The COSS system consists of an exchange, an e-wallet, a platform for ICO launches and promotional trading campaigns, a fiat gateway, a market cap widget, a marketplace and more. The COSS platform unifies all transactional aspects that are usually managed by means of FIAT money, and offers multiple cryptocurrency-related services in one place. The list of potential features of the platform can be infinitely extended, and will continue growing as the platform evolves. Visit COSS.IO

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seriesOne and Polymath Partner to Deliver an End-To-End Solution for Security Token Issuers

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seriesOne announce that it has partnered with Polymath, the industry leading security token platform, to simplify the complex challenges of creating and managing security tokens (blockchain-based digital securities). This is a critical component of the full digital securities offering ecosystem available through the seriesOne platform.

The partnership with Polymath enables issuers to create and manage tokens that are compliant throughout their entire lifecycle; from initial offering to trading on a secondary exchange. “We believe that the token control layer offered by Polymath will be the industry-wide standard and we are excited to be working together,” said seriesOne CTO Dmitry Grinberg.

“Investors around the world trust Polymath, which was fundamental to our decision to work together,” said Michael Mildenberger, CEO of seriesOne. “We are confident that working with the Polymath team using the ST-20 protocol will enhance the process of raising capital on our platform.”

“Polymath is proud to work with innovative partners like seriesOne, who has fulfilled a specific demand for a turnkey financing portal for any fundraising process,” said Kevin North, CEO of Polymath. “We are thrilled to be the chosen technology standard for the seriesOne platform, and we look forward to demonstrating yet again how industry can work together to set a standard for creating and managing a successful Security Token Offering (STO).”

seriesOne, led by executives with over 20 years of traditional investment banking, venture capital and technology experience, is entering its partnership with Polymath at a time of rapid expansion for the company. seriesOne recently announced that it has formed a joint venture with Bithumb, one of the top crypto exchanges in the world, to build a digital securities exchange in the U.S.

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Binance Launchpad: Celer Network Token Sale Results

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Binance Launchpad, the exclusive token launch platform of Binance helping transformative blockchain startups raise funding to develop their products aiding in cryptocurrency adoption, has completed the sale of Celer Network (CELR) tokens, which began on March 19, 2019 at 2:00PM UTC. The token sale was conducted through a single session where participants purchased CELR tokens using Binance Coin (BNB). In this session, all 597,014,925 CELR tokens were sold to Launchpad participants within 17 minutes and 35 seconds.

At the time of the sale, one CELR token was priced at 0.000434 BNB. Allowing 1 BNB to purchase 2,303.35821 CELR tokens. Launchpad participants were able to purchase between 2985.074626865672 CELR tokens (the minimum amount eligible for purchase) and 223,880.597 CELR tokens (the maximum amount).

Celer Network is a layer-2 scaling platform that enables fast, easy and secure off-chain transactions for not only payment transactions, but also generalized off-chain smart contracts.

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Blockmason Announces Bitsonic Token Generation Event for BLINK, the Link Utility Token

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Blockmason, a leading developer of foundational, base-layer blockchain technologies, and Bitsonic, a leading Korean digital asset exchange, today announced the Token Generation Event (“TGE”) for BLINK, the Link utility token. The BLINK TGE will be held on Bitsonic starting on Monday, March 18, 2019.

BLINK is the official utility token powering Blockmason Link, a new blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service that allows app, web and other software developers to use smart contracts and programmatic blockchains like Ethereum, TRON, EOS, GoChain and others in their applications without requiring any blockchain experience. Using Link, a developer can create classic, conventional web-based APIs for any smart contract written on a programmatic blockchain.

“We are excited to partner with Bitsonic, one of the premier digital asset exchanges in Korea, to host our TGE for BLINK,” said Michael Chin, Chief Executive Officer of Blockmason. “We’re looking forward to making BLINK available to software developers, startups and others interested in the incredible innovations that Link will bring to the blockchain technology space.”

Link is viewed as the missing component in blockchain-based app development. With Link, developers and users alike can interact with smart contracts like any other web API. There are no “gas” cryptocurrencies to acquire, browser plugins to install or other unnecessary hurdles. There’s also no servers or web infrastructure to maintain or monitor. A developer simply adds the smart contracts they want to use in their app to Link. Once added, they can read from and write to these smart contracts just like any other API.

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Cryptocurrency Firm Agrees to Stop Using Alibaba Name

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A cryptocurrency firm said it will stop using trademarks including the term “Alibaba” as part a settlement of a lawsuit brought by Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce retailer.

ABBC Foundation announced the settlement on Monday, in a statement confirmed by its U.S.-based lawyer.

The firm, which has offices in Dubai and Belarus and was also known as Alibabacoin Foundation, said it regretted any public confusion arising from its “former use of Alibabacoin.” Its cryptocurrency is now called ABBC Coin.

Alibaba did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A U.S.-based lawyer for Alibaba declined to comment.

The Chinese company had accused ABBC of confusing customers and hurting its business in the United States by using its trademarked name to raise more than $3.5 million in Alibabacoins.

ABBC countered that it was not trying to piggyback off the Alibaba name, and that China’s September 2017 ban on initial coin offerings eliminated a main source of potential confusion.

The case is Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd v. Alibabacoin Foundation et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 18-02897.

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Making Your VR World a Reality – Virtual Reality Park Launches ICO

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With a huge array of industry sectors embracing Virtual Reality (VR), the day to day applications for VR are becoming more and more widespread.

According to Goldman Sachs the capitalisation of the VR industry by 2021 alone will be worth some $300bn – what is needed however is a global platform to deliver VR its true potential.

Embracing the Global Connectivity of Virtual Reality

Ever wanted to visit a far-flung part of the world but don’t have the time or budget to do so? Well, now you can. Virtual Reality Park brings the world to you!

Founded by our team of experts in 2016 and with a number of global VR Parks planned from Las Vegas to Dubai and Tokyo; VR Park is a cutting-edge platform that combines the latest VR technology and creative innovation into one location. According to Kirill Granev, CEO of Virtual Parks:

‘The restart of the era is the end of the world known to us and the beginning of a new one. Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) has long been used not only in entertainment. Yes, the games give a solid push for development and good financial investments, but this is not enough. Right now, many large corporations around the world are experimenting with VR / AR. With the help of these technologies, you can train personnel, develop equipment, trade and much more. As a business person, I am sure that the future is behind virtual reality!’

Global connectivity is now at its peak the and the day to applications for VR are endless, so too are the commercial opportunities for VR. From education and training to the military, medical training, aviation, and tourism the profitability of the sector as a whole is calculated in the tens of billions of dollars.

Create Your Own Dreams With the Virtual Reality Park ICO

With our own smart body control technology, the user can experience a world away from the norm – Whatever your passion – be it history, sports, fantasy worlds, literature or visiting the seven wonders of the world the ICO will create the platform that will take you there!

Ranging from 800 to 3000 square meters, the Virtual Reality Parks will extend to some 28 countries around the world including the Americas, Europe, and the UAE.

We have over 200 million VR Tokens for sale and based on the ERC-20 ETH Standard smart contract, the VR Token forms the whole basis of the VR Park platform. The VR Token is used by park visitors to pay for both games, modules and platform access and with a 15% discount for VR Token payments, the savings can be great too!

With a PR Park roadshow planned for the coming quarter, we look forward to meeting you!

We have the technology and vision – join us on our journey and become part of the VR Park Story!

About Us: Virtual Park is a platform for the development of VR industry in the global market. Thanks to the technological solutions of Virtual Park Company, we will present users with new opportunities to interact with the virtual world, identifying trends in the development in the industry.

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Making Your VR World a Reality – Virtual Reality Park Launches ICO

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With a huge array of industry sectors embracing Virtual Reality (VR), the day to day applications for VR are becoming more and more widespread.  According to Goldman Sachs the capitalisation of the VR industry by 2021 alone will be worth some $300bn – what is needed however is a global platform to deliver VR its true potential.

Embracing the Global Connectivity of Virtual Reality

Ever wanted to visit a far-flung part of the world but don’t have the time or budget to do so? Well, now you can. Virtual Reality Park brings the world to you!

Founded by our team of experts in 2016 and with a number of global VR Parks planned from Las Vegas to Dubai and Tokyo; VR Park is a cutting-edge platform that combines the latest VR technology and creative innovation into one location. According to Kirill Granev, CEO of Virtual Parks:

‘The restart of the era is the end of the world known to us and the beginning of a new one. Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) has long been used not only in entertainment. Yes, the games give a solid push for development and good financial investments, but this is not enough. Right now, many large corporations around the world are experimenting with VR / AR. With the help of these technologies, you can train personnel, develop equipment, trade and much more. As a business person, I am sure that the future is behind virtual reality!’

Global connectivity is now at its peak the and the day to applications for VR are endless, so too are the commercial opportunities for VR. From education and training to the military, medical training, aviation, and tourism the profitability of the sector as a whole is calculated in the tens of billions of dollars.

Create Your Own Dreams With the Virtual Reality Park ICO

With our own smart body control technology, the user can experience a world away from the norm – Whatever your passion – be it history, sports, fantasy worlds, literature or visiting the seven wonders of the world the ICO will create the platform that will take you there!

Ranging from 800 to 3000 square meters, the Virtual Reality Parks will extend to some 28 countries around the world including the Americas, Europe, and the UAE.

We have over 200 million VR Tokens for sale and based on the ERC-20 ETH Standard smart contract, the VR Token forms the whole basis of the VR Park platform. The VR Token is used by park visitors to pay for both games, modules and platform access and with a 15% discount for VR Token payments, the savings can be great too!

With a PR Park roadshow planned for the coming quarter, we look forward to meeting you!

We have the technology and vision – join us on our journey and become part of the VR Park Story!

About Us: Virtual Park is a platform for the development of VR industry in the global market. Thanks to the technological solutions of Virtual Park Company, we will present users with new opportunities to interact with the virtual world, identifying trends in the development in the industry.

For all media inquiries please contact Katarina Stabredova or visit our website.

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Novem Backs NNN Gold Tokens with Nearly $1.5 million in LBMA-Certified Gold

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Novem will revolutionise the gold buying experience with the upcoming launch of the world’s safest and most transparent gold-backed stablecoin, the Novem 999.9 (NNN) gold token.

The Novem NNN gold token is entirely backed by LBMA-certified gold held in trust. NNN gold tokens will be minted only based on gold held by Novem, and each token is redeemable for physical gold at a rate of 1/100g per token.

“Novem will soon be introducing the best way to buy gold on the blockchain with the NNN gold token. It will be revolutionary, not only from the point of view of those who buy and sell gold, but also as a superior definition of what a stablecoin can be,” Wolfgang Schmid, the CEO of Novem said.

“Novem will back every NNN token with physical LBMA-certified gold. We will continue to increase the gold we hold in trust and are committed to minting NNN tokens based only on the gold is securely stored with Loomis. In that way, buyers of our NNN tokens can be sure that their purchase is 100% backed by physical gold.”

NNN gold tokens are directly tied to physical gold, stored by industry leader Loomis International. NNN gold tokens are minted based on gold held as collateral by Novem, and over 34 kg worth nearly $1.5 million is held in storage at the time of the sale.

In addition, more than $1.2 million has already been invested through a private sale in Novem’s blockchain expansion and coin offerings.

Novem is an extension of an existing profitable business of physical stores that buy and sell old gold. Their gold tokens are a new offering by this functioning retail business, and profits from the token sale will be reinvested into retail outlets which will open in major cities across Europe.

Novem utilises NEO blockchain technology to digitise assets and automate the management of digital assets using smart contracts. The NEO platform was chosen due to its speed, functionality, and innovative developer community. NEO is soon to be hardened against attacks from quantum computing, creating long-term safety for token holders.

NNN gold tokens will be available for purchase starting on February 28, 2019.

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Company Settles Unregistered ICO Charges After Self-Reporting to SEC

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The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Gladius Network LLC with conducting an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO), which the company self-reported to the SEC.

According to the SEC’s order, Gladius conducted an ICO in late 2017, after the Commission had warned in its DAO Report of Investigation that ICOs can be securities offerings. Gladius, a Washington, DC-based company, raised approximately $12.7 million in digital assets to finance its plan to develop a network for renting spare computer bandwidth to defend against cyberattacks and enhance delivery speed. Gladius did not register its ICO under the federal securities laws, and the ICO did not qualify for an exemption from registration requirements.

Gladius self-reported to the SEC’s Enforcement staff in the summer of 2018, expressed an interest in taking prompt remedial steps, and cooperated with the investigation. The SEC did not impose a penalty because the company self-reported the conduct, agreed to compensate investors, and will register the tokens as a class of securities. The case follows the Commission’s two recent ICO registration cases, in which companies agreed to pay penalties for similar registration violations and agreed to similar undertakings.

“The SEC has been clear that companies must comply with the securities laws when issuing digital tokens that are securities,” said Robert A. Cohen, Chief of the SEC’s Cyber Unit. “Today’s case shows the benefit of self-reporting and taking proactive steps to remediate unregistered offerings.”

Pursuant to the order, Gladius undertakes to return funds to those investors who purchased tokens in the ICO and request a return of funds, and register its tokens as securities pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Gladius also will file required periodic reports with the Commission. Gladius consented to the order without admitting or denying the findings.

The investigation was conducted by Laura K. D’Allaird and Marc E. Johnson of the Enforcement Division’s Cyber Unit and was supervised by Mr. Cohen.

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TokenMarket Launches UK’s First Tokenised Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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Global investment platform, TokenMarket today announces plans to raise up to £10m via a Security Token Offering (STO). The offering, which is open to professional and self-certified investors, landmarks the first of its kind where the shares issued are represented as blockchain based digital tokens. The crowdfunding campaign is expected to take place within the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Regulatory Sandbox.

Over the last two years, TokenMarket has established itself as an industry veteran having assisted some of the most innovative blockchain companies in raising more than £240 million.

“There is a huge unmet demand for growth finance, particularly amongst tech startups. Europe has markedly failed to match the prowess of the US in nurturing technology champions that drive innovation, economic growth and job creation.

“At the same time, everyday investors are often shut off from exciting investment opportunities. We firmly believe that STOs will help to solve this dilemma by democratising access to finance whilst providing the same investor protections as traditional securities.

“As a platform we work with many exciting businesses, and we are delighted to launch our own STO, demonstrating our commitment to this revolutionary financing model,” Ransu Salovaara, TokenMarket CEO and Co-Founder, commented.

With £9m in revenue in its last financial year, the company has been completely self-funded up until this point. TokenMarket plans to use the additional funding to fully capitalise on the expected £77 billion a year market of startup and growth company financing.

Mikko Ohtamaa, TokenMarket CTO and Co-Founder, added: “Over the past 12 months, our team has been working on tokenised securities. We have designed and built an open-source platform that focuses on market transparency and security. We believe we have constructed a fully compliant yet non-custodial, blockchain-based platform that helps early-stage companies raise funding while potentially giving investors earlier liquidity.”

The TokenMarket platform, currently delivering fundraising and token issuance, is set to expand with the inclusion of its own security token exchanges in the EU and Dubai. This end-to-end approach aims to provide professional and self-certified investors with seamless access to primary and secondary markets.

The TokenMarket STO launches in two stages; a private placement for professional investors which is now open, and a tokenised equity crowdfunding campaign for self-certified investors which is expected to take place in March 2019.

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