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Game changer: One platform to create a token on the Ethereum blockchain, and then list it on a built-in exchange...

This isn't your typical story of a blockchain startup, in every way imaginable.

The path usually taken clearly hasn’t led to enough positive results to make the case that it’s a mistake to go another way - with that in mind, they threw out all the rules when it comes to launching a new token, and the project behind it.

For example you probably immediately thought 'ICO' upon reading the words ‘startup’ and 'token’.. but no, there will be no ICO.

Then surely, it's safe to assume they must be making the rounds pitching their concept to VC's, doing a standard 'series A' round of investments... but no, everyone on the team is too busy building to be distracted with that right now.

Okay, then this must just be something that's so early in its development it's nothing more than a "concept" and a bunch of hype, with a 50/50 chance of ever even happening… but wait... it’s already here! Public beta testing has already began - anyone can try it right now!

INTRODUCING TUNETRADE!

When I say they've thrown out all the rules I wasn't kidding, and that doesn't stop with how TuneTrade planned their launch - it continues into what TuneTrade actually is.

TuneTrade's platform is rich with powerful tools, and they’re putting them into the hands of anyone who wants them. This isn't an exaggeration, we're talking about something that can fundamentally change the entire landscape of the cryptocurrency and blockchain world.

Until now, even the vast majority of people who would consider themselves ‘expert cryptocurrency traders’ wouldn't know where to begin if you asked them how to create a cryptocurrency token themselves.

The day TuneTrade launches, that changes forever.

TuneTrade transforms the process of creating a token into something so easy that any brand, artist, start-up, or individual that wants one of their own can do it in minutes!

If you believe the future is tokenized, TuneTrade is a massive leap towards this theory becoming reality.

CREATION TO DISTRIBUTION, POWERED BY TUNETRADE.

To the TuneTrade user, all that power is hidden behind a sleek and easy to use interface.  The complex process of writing a smart contract and creating a token becomes as simple as naming it, deciding how many to create, and filling out the additional metadata like the author and website to associate it with.

Then, with the push of a button TuneTrade works it's magic, seconds later, you've created your own cryptocurrency!

Don't let the simplicity fool you, this is the real deal - an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain! The creator also maintains full ownership and control over all of their tokens.

YOU ARE NOW THE FOUNDER OF A CRYPTOCURRENCY, THE NEXT STEP IS GETTING IT OUT THERE!

TuneTrade could have stopped at the token creation tool and still launched with plenty of excitement.

But like we said, TuneTrade isn't a normal startup.

Imagine how much easier managing a new cryptocurrency would be if you had the ability to automate parts of the distribution process.

Need to issue a set amount of tokens to someone on a specific date in the future? Maybe a long term partner you need to send 1000 tokens to per month for the next 12 months?  TuneTrade users have the ability to schedule it all, and consider it done!

Last but not least is that big question that can make or break a token - “how can I get my token on an exchange?”

Well, TuneTrade IS also an exchange  -  all you need to do is list it!

DON'T LET THE NAME FOOL YOU:

TuneTrade can be used by literally anyone - the music world just presents the first and most obvious use case.

Today's modern musicians, record labels, and their management are no strangers to digital/virtual goods. Implementing cryptocurrency into a business and culture that's been selling MP3 files instead of CDs for quite some time is a natural evolutionary step.

From the cool-factor of fans owning and trading official artist coins, to marketing purposes such as artists offering token based rewards for purchasing their music or merchandise, along with ways to then spend those tokens, and enjoy special benefits for being a token holder. This is the superfan of the future.

But music is just the beginning - TuneTrade is available for anyone to use!   Anyone who can come up with a way to use a cryptocurrency token can have one.

Retail stores, Restaurants, online storefronts, tech startups, nonprofits - the possibilities are endless.

The most exciting part may be finding out what the public will build once given the tools.

OFF TO AN UNSTOPPABLE START:

Beginning with a rock solid foundation that is  TuneTrade's team, and community.

The TuneTrade team came together in a variety of ways, from meeting years ago working at previous jobs in tech, to standing in line next to each other at blockchain conferences.

Here you find TuneTrade’s secret - a self sufficient team with every skill needed from coding and engineering, to marketing and logistics - TuneTrade’s core leadership is comprised of experts in their respective fields.

This means all bases covered - without hiring a single outsider.

As the project grew it was often as simple as identifying what needs to be done next, and someone saying 'I know the perfect person to do it' - one phone call later, the team would have a new member!

While everyone involved has some past successes of their own and necessary expenses can be covered with private funding, TuneTrade’s real funding is the same currency that built Silicon Valley - blood, sweat and tears.

Think back to the early days of our modern tech revolutionaries, powered by coffee and food delivery, grinding away until the sun began to rise the next morning.  The same determined and focused mindset can be found within TuneTrade.

TUNETRADE’S ROADMAP LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE HIGHWAY…

For a project that hasn’t even officially launched yet, TuneTrade’s growth is downright incredible.

They have been (and continue to) reward users who help give the beta platform a test run and spread the word, with small airdrops of their native TXT token - here’s what’s been accomplished so far:

TuneTrade TXT Token held in 75,000+ wallets.
Over 90,000+ users in their telegram channel.
Nearly 8000 Twitter Follows.

UP NEXT:

Official Launch as the site goes live and the platform moves over to the main Ethereum blockchain!

Token listing - The excitement in the cryptocurrency world has TuneTrade already in talks with multiple exchanges interested in listing their token - including some of the top ones that rarely would consider a project this new - have reached out!

New outreach focused on the Korean market.

Official TuneTrade anthem song by the Coin Bros.

MORE INFORMATION:
https://tunetrade.io
https://t.me/tunetrade
https://twitter.com/tunetradex
https://instagram.com/tunetradex

Press Contact:
Requests for additional information or to arrange interviews with TuneTrade founders contact Ross@TuneTrade.io

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Information provided via official press release


CME Group CEO Terry Duffy says governments need to accept that cryptocurrencies are here, has a laugh at JPMorgan suddenly becoming pro-crypto...


Terry Duffy says "governments need to accept that cryptocurrencies are here" - a reference to the point that virtually everyone on Wall Street is making - finalize the rules so everyone can participate!   He also chuckles at JPMorgan's sudden interest in cryptocurrency after their past statements against it. (This part of the discussion begins at 9:30) 





Top Prize of over $10,000 Won Every Month in CryptoSlots’ New Crypto Lotto...


Only six months into its lifespan, CryptoSlots has added a brand new way for players to win big. The Crypto Lotto began this January, with a progressive top prize which starts at $10,000 and increases throughout the month.

Players enter by earning tickets as they play at CryptoSlots. Every day they bet at least $100 on slots earns them one ticket to the lottery. At the end of each month, 20 winners are drawn at random. Second place receives $5,000, third place $1,000, followed by seven prizes of $50 + 50 Free Jackpot Tokens, then ten prizes of $25 + 25 Jackpot Tokens. Players can withdraw their wins in their cryptocurrency of choice: Bitcoin, Litecoin or Bitcoin Cash.

‘This means that players collect both Lotto tickets and Jackpot Tokens as they play. As the top lotto prize is progressive, we’re excited to see how high it’ll go.’ said CryptoSlots manager Michael Hilary.

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The online casino is cryptocurrency only and pioneers an anonymous, exciting, and completely secure place to play. Games include top-of-the-range slots, multi-hand video poker games, Keno, and the completely unique Jackpot Trigger. The jackpot slot game offers real wins of up to $1,000,000 and can be played using Jackpot Tokens that build as players win on other games.

The Crypto Lotto is just one more feature to the list of benefits that set CryptoSlots apart from other online casinos. All games are one-of-a-kind and can be played across devices. Only an email address is required to sign up.

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Information provided via press release


Voyager has launched! New trading app from former Uber & E-Trade execs/founders is finally available...

The Voyager app created by former executives of both Uber and ETrade has finally launched and is available for download in the iTunes store.

But first, we strongly recommend you claim the $25 credit on their website before you install the app.

Users will be able to trade with no fees because Voyager acts as a broker, finding the lowest price among multiple exchanges. They only profit if they save you money and find the coins you're buying at a price lower than the current market rate, then they only take a cut out of what you saved.

“Our vision to bring the crypto brokerage experience in line with what investors have come to expect from equity markets is now a reality,” said Stephen Ehrlich, Voyager Co-Founder and CEO. “We knew there was a better way for investors to access a cost-efficient and transparent platform validated by our overwhelmingly positive feedback and demand from investors who are eager to start using our platform.”

For several of the coins supported, Voyager will be the first to provide the ability to purchase them with USD, until now the only option was to buy Bitcoin first, then use that to buy the other coin.

The list of supported coins is impressive:
Bitcoin (BTC)
Ethereum (ETH)
Ripple (XRP)
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV)
EOS (EOS)
Stellar Lumens (XLM)
Litecoin (LTC)
Ethereum Classic (ETC)
Ontology (ONT)
Zcash (ZEC)
Tron (TRX)
Cardano (ADA)
Iota (IOT)
Neo (NEO)
VeChain (VET)
Qtum (QTUM)
ICON (ICX)

Unfortunately, there are a few limitations in this early stage, first being the app is iPhone only with Android coming later this year. Trading is also limited to the US only, and only in the 9 states they have received the necessary licences in.

If your state isn't one of them, don't worry it will be added soon - and they do plan on opening up for international users in the future as well!.

Register here for your $25 credit, then download the app in the App Store!

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Author: Justin Derbek
New York News Desk


You can own part of a cryptocurrency mining company w/ profits paid to you monthly - Introducing Minedblock...

 
Minedblock is enabling a new level of access to cryptocurrency mining, allowing people to literally own a piece of the company that owns and operates everything. To be abundantly clear, this is not a service that rents out mining rigs long term, or another service selling “mining contracts” popular with amateur home miners. This token offering comes with a whole lot more than a token - when I say "own a piece of the company" I mean it literally.

In what may be our favorite use-case of a security token so far, Minedblock's tokens will also legally entitle the token holder to a portion of ownership in the company itself.  Minedblock is the first to use the security token model to fund a cryptocurrency mining operation and the first to file with the SEC, which we found proof of here.

Token holders are sent their cut of the profits at the beginning of each month, paid in ETH for now, but the company says they'll have several payout options in the future. The token itself, the MinedBlock 'MBTX' is an ST-20 token built on PolyMath platform, which is built on the Ethereum blockchain.

Also interesting to see, but actually makes a lot of sense - the fundraising caps are totally open-ended, with no limits. That wouldn't sit well in the whitepaper of a typical ICO, but in this case, the amount they raise simply determines how many mining rigs will be running at the start. The percentage someone earns isn't based on the number of tokens, but the percentage of the total token supply someone is holding instead.

For obvious reasons, security tokens cannot thrive on hype alone. The token holders know exactly how well the company is doing, they're updated every month when they see what their pay is (or isn't).

So the Minedblock team is going to be feeling the pressure, and mining isn't a risk-free business - the reality is far from 'free money' like some try to describe it.  Thankfully, the Minedblock team seems to have been taking notes on what has and hasn't worked for others.

The largest expense of course - electricity. To lower that cost they've chosen Iceland as the first location, which has been consistently been drawing in miners with their low-cost electricity. They're also not just mining Bitcoin, they'll go wherever the highest profits are.

You can participate right away, because the token sale has just begun! They've already earned some impressive evaluation scores from ICOBench with a 4.3(out of 5.0), as well as 9 (out of 10) on ICOMarks. Head over to their site to learn more https://www.minedblock.io/

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Author: Ross Davis
E-Mail: Ross@GlobalCryptoPress.com Twitter:@RossFM

San Francisco News Desk

Exclusive: Coinbase rules against listing Bitcoin SV, allows withdraws only - learn why...


It took 3 months, but CoinBase is finally allowing users to withdraw any Bitcoin SV (BSV) they earned from holding Bitcoin Cash during the fork.

If you have any, you should have an e-mail from Coinbase now with instructions on how to withdraw the BSV to somewhere that does support it - Coinbase has decided that won't be them.

I spoke exclusively with one of my contacts inside of Coinbase to find out why they decided against giving BSV an exchange listing.  This is someone high enough up to have a role in the decision making process, and they agreed to give me 'the blunt truth' if I do not include their name and emphasize that this is not an official company statement on the issue.

I was told:

"Honestly if you asked this a couple months ago I may have said we 'likely will' add it to the exchange, or at least CoinBase Pro.

But as we evaluated it, it seemed like 90% of  BSV mentions in the press were part of articles covering something erratic its founder was doing or saying. Almost any article that mentions Bitcoin SV also includes something or someone that Craig is 'going to war' with and if that's not the theme, it's an article about Craig lying, like his 'I'm Satoshi' stunt.

All that aside an analyst here also believed that the historical trading data on BSV showed patterns that in his opinion looked like supporters emotionally buying, and haters organizing 'coordinated dumps'.

As our engineering teams finished up the backend allowing people to access their BSV we had all these factors to take into consideration: It's already down to half the price of Bitcoin Cash, Craig seems willing to run it down to $0 on this bad-press tour, and the market data is erratic. The decision that followed was no surprise."


In closing adding;

"Do we need to feature 3 coins that have split our community into 3 groups arguing over which one is 'the real' Bitcoin?

I remember when Bitcoin Cash was launching I had a lunch meeting with the CEO of a massive Silicon Valley company (you know who this is, everyone does).  He asked me 'What is this Bitcoin civil war I read about yesterday?'.

After explaining and answering questions his whole attitude changed - he was in disbelief that someone could even legally pull off Roger Ver's campaign to devalue the real Bitcoin, along with his ownership of Bitcoin.com where he was selling his new coin simply as 'Bitcoin'.

It was like in the span of 10 minutes this respected person in tech went from taking cryptocurrency serriously, to seeing it as bunch of crazy kids with a lot to figure out."


So the forked coin of a forked coin didn't work out, who could have guessed? I'm not a Bitcoin maximalist by any means, and I believe it's very possible another coin will one day overtake the original Bitcoin.

That coin will not be Bitcoin Cash or Bitcoin SV - those will go down in history as nothing more than the experiments which established a rule:a coin cannot be replaced by a new one using it's name.

There's 1 situation where this does work, take a look at Ethereum and Ether Classic. Why? Because the creator of the first version was behind the new version. Without this people only see one person trying to destroy and take over someone else's creation - that will always be met with hostility.

Any new coin calling itself Bitcoin will never have this essential endorsement from the original creator, unless the real Satoshi comes back, too bad he's dead. Yelling at people that the original coin they hold isn't 'real' and the one you made is simply does not work.

Share your thoughts on all of this with, Tweet @GlobalCryptoDev

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Author: Ross Davis
E-Mail: Ross@GlobalCryptoPress.com Twitter:@RossFM

San Francisco News Desk

SEC Commissioner's first remarks on the Token Taxonomy Act - the bill that would remove SEC oversight from most tokens, soon to be introduced in Congress...

We've been closely following the Token Taxonomy Act, a bill that would free most cryptocurrency tokens from being labeled a "security" - which would also then remove the Securities And Exchange Commission's authority over them.  Read about that here.

In a speech given Friday at the University of Missouri School of Law, SEC commissioner Hester M. Peirce mentioned the bill for the first time - and to my surprise, she doesn't seem against it - even going as far as to cite several examples against classifying them as securities.

"Congress may resolve the ambiguities engendered by Howey by simply requiring that at least some digital assets be treated as a separate asset class. Congressmen Warren Davidson and Darren Soto recently introduced a bill in the House intended to amend the federal securities laws to do just that, provided that the token truly operated in a decentralized network.

Such an approach would facilitate more tailored disclosure. Indeed there are others who have argued that, whether ICOs can fit within the definition of a securities offering does not answer the question of whether that is how we should regulate them. In a forthcoming paper, Georgetown Law professor Chris Brummer and his co-authors argue that ICOs have certain features that make the regulatory framework applicable to IPOs inappropriate. For example, changes to the blockchain may have outsized effects on certain tokens that depend on it. An investor may need to understand, for example, how the blockchain can be changed, and how those changes would affect the relevant token before she could fully appreciate the risks of investing in that crypto asset."


If you listened to her speech you may not have immediately made the connection, that 'recently introduced bill' is the Token Taxonomy Act, this was made clear when the speech was published on the official SEC website with citations and mentioned by name in the footnotes.

Evaluating the nature of her statements it seems she actually shares in the same frustrations as everyone else - if you're in America and dealing in cryptocurrency as a business, trader, or regulator - you're sick of the uncertainty and confusion the current legal framework provides.

An initial concern of mine was that opposition to the bill would come from the SEC with the intent of influencing the votes of Congress and that the SEC was viewing the Token Taxonomy Act as an attack on the work they've done so far.

But instead, she acknowledged  'the ambiguities' that come with applying the Howey test, the standard method used to answer the question of 'is this a security?'.


Congressman Warren Davidson calls current regulations 'sloppy'.

The author of the bill, U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson began seeking this clarification in a letter written by him and co-signed by a total of 11 fellow congressmen, Republican and Democrat, in that letter he stated:

"We believe the SEC could do more to clarify its position. Additionally, we are concerned about the use of enforcement actions alone to clarify policy and believe that formal guidance may be an appropriate approach to clearing up legal uncertainties which are causing the environment for the development of innovative technologies in the United States to be unnecessarily fraught."

It seems the SEC would like that clarification too - which is probably why they've struggled to provide it. When the government body in charge of enforcement seeks clarification, providing it becomes the duty of lawmakers.

Another factor worth noting that I haven't touched on in previous articles -  the rise of actual security tokens!

It seems like there's a new 'STO' project announced every day that planning to release a token that also represents some kind of equity in the company behind it. That's going to be more than enough to keep the SEC busy, and even under the Token Taxonomy Act these will remain classified as securities.

It's clear as can be - from traders to regulators, the time to bring everyone the regulatory clarity they need is now. Add all this to my list of reasons I believe this bill will pass - I wrote an in-depth look at why I think it will be met with approval each step of the way here.

The SEC Commissioner's speech can be read in full here.

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Author: Ross Davis
E-Mail: Ross@GlobalCryptoPress.com Twitter:@RossFM
San Francisco News Desk


Financial expert Ric Edelman on Bitcoin ETF approval challenges, the 'big players' addressing them, and why he's 'virtually certain' approval will follow...


Ric Edelman is the chairman and co-founder of Edelman Financial Services, LLC, the author of several personal finance books and the host of a weekly personal finance talk radio show called The Ric Edelman Show. 

He also shares his belief that Bitcoin manipulation is 'about the same as oil or gold' prices, and the SEC will just have to learn to accept it. 




Chevron joining Shell and other major oil companies on JPMorgan backed blockchain-powered commodity platform Vakt...

This is really becoming a powerhouse of well known multi-billion dollar companies turning to blockchain as a way to improve things that they've been doing for decades.

In addition to consistently adding participants, last year VAKT joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, the world's largest open source blockchain organization.

Announced today - Chevron will be joining Shell as the second US Based supplier, along with Total, and Reliance Industries.

Already on board was BP, Norway’s Equinor,Mercuria Energy Group and Koch and more.

VAKT has found it easy to appeal to businesses, as their platform both boosts the companies ability to track their assets, conduct transactions faster, all while removing what used to take mountains of paper to log. They described their goal at launch as:

"In a unique collaboration, several of the world's largest trading houses, integrated energy companies and banks intend to create and invest in a new venture, which will be managed and operated as an independent entity. The new venture will develop a blockchain-based digital platform intended to modernise and transform post-transaction management of physical energy commodities trading, pending relevant regulatory approvals."

Oil commodities are just the beginning - blockchain powered platforms to increase efficiancy for other sectors such as government, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, are on the way too.
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Author: Mark Pippen
London News Desk


Interview with Trump's former head of the Department of Interior, now director at cryptocurrency firm...

After two years as Department of Interior Secretary, Zinke has made the jump to the private sector.  We learned last month that role will be the new managing director of a blockchain and cryptocurrency investment firm.

 The firm is called 'Artillery One' and not a whole lot is known about their revenue stream. Their mission statement says they “advise and funds the next generation of disruptive technologies – connecting capital to these unique opportunities and special situations.”

 They hosted the "Blockchain Innovators Summit"in Pebble Beach last year, and spent $2 million to acquire the Swiss blockchain firm 'Monetas'.