Waves Platform launched smart assets and smart accounts in the core network

The course of bitcoin Waves showed an impressive growth due to launch of smart assets and smart accounts in the core network.

Smart assets enables users to apply Waves of different scripts to tokens. These scripts validinput transaction for smart assets before adding them to the blockchain.

Scripts smart assets can be used for the following purposes:

— freezing of assets (includes lock token until you reach the block with a certain height);
— «black/white lists» that allow or prevent the sending of tokens to certain addresses;
— installation of commissions;
transactions with multipoles;
— control of trade in pairs, allowing you to exchange tokens for pre-defined assets.

Also, the developers note that the new functionality can be used in various use-cases and be useful for both businesses and individual users.

Smart-accounts, according to the Waves Platform, constitute an incomplete Turing smart contracts that allow you to run code on the blockchain, but provided limited functionality. These limitations avoid unwanted scenarios and enhance system reliability.

Smart accounts can be used for different operations with the tokens. List of features include: accounts multimediali, atomic swaps, freezing tokens, two-factor authentication, the vote on white lists and oracles data.

Note that the implementation of smart-accounts used programming language RIDE by the makers of the Waves. It is optimized to work on the blockchain and not demanding. A full description of the functionality of smart accounts can be found in the technical documentation of the project.

According to CoinMarketCap, the last day the WAVES rose in price by almost 19%, and for the last seven days — 68%.

Now the bitcoin is on the 21st place in terms of market capitalization. Its closest competitors are coins Maker (MKR) and Dogecoin (DOGE).

Recall, the launch of smart assets in the test network Waves took place in November.


Online encyclopedia Baidu started to record changes in materials on the blockchain

Launched in 2005, the online encyclopedia Baidu (Baidu Baike), the Chinese equivalent of Wikipedia, began to use blockchain technology to record changes made by users in a hosted platform materials.

In comments to CoinDesk, a representative of the company owning the biggest search engine in China, confirmed that the hashing of the data and thus began last week. Users can see information on the work of blockchain platforms this Monday, however, since Baidu uses its own blockchain, access details about the most recent edits for a wide range of people is limited. In General, according to him, the task of innovation is to improve the reliability of the resource.

Recall that in mid-January, the Internet giant Baidu launched an open platform of like “blockchain as a service” Baidu Trust, which should become “the most friendly to users,” blockchain service. And last month, the company introduced the users of the blockchain-service Totem, which can be used to confirm authorship and to record the time adding photos to runoff.


Starta Accelerator began working with a startup Snovio program Token Rockets

FINTECH accelerator Accelerator Starta began work in the framework of the Token Rockets with a platform of lead generation Snovio. The accelerator is confident that the introduction of the blockchain will help the international platform to increase the database with 400 thousand unique contacts to 10 million by April 2018, and to increase the efficiency of the system for all participants.

The work of transformation of platform Snovio in the framework of the Token Rockets started in August. In October-November 2017 Snovio plans to release 2.5 billion tokens estimate of $0,01 c Ticker SNOV on the Ethereum platform and raise funds in the amount of $15 million In the future, the turnover of issued tokens will grow with the growth of the volume of transactions in the system lead generation, where the tokens will perform the settlement function. Founder and CEO Snovio Alex Briefly expects significant revenue growth after a change in schemes of work.

The beta version of the platform Snovio was released in April 2017, and today in service functions such as checking e-mail addresses, search email addresses in LinkedIn and the search domain. The service also has an extension for Chrome, which is widely used for data collection and verification. The project is already working with Uber, SoundClound, Lenovo, Lego, and others.

Recall Starta Accelerator announced the start of the program Tocken Rockets, during which promising new blockchain startups will receive support to conduct their own ICO, 4 Sep. The course is designed and implemented Starta Accelerator project in collaboration with Cross Coin, which is less than a day attracted to the accelerator $5 million and now will present their expertise on this topic, and platform Waves, accepting the technical questions.

Participation in the program will cost Snovio $10 thousand (prepaid) and 5% of the investment volume that the project will draw on ICO. Also the accelerator has warned that about 4% of attracted investments can go into marketing and technical costs. Up to $70 thousand, depending on the chosen model tokenization and partners, will go on PR, legal and advertising.


In Finland and Russia will test the blockchain app to automate garbage collection

In St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Lappeenranta are preparing to test the blockchain app that will allow citizens to earn on automated garbage collection.

In the first phase of work on the solution researchers at the University ITMO has developed a prototype tank with touch sensors that will determine the type of the loaded debris, its weight and the expected payment to the user, and to help arrange timely removal of overcrowded tanks to landfills processing.

Work tanks will be synchronized with the mobile application. It is expected that it will display a map of the points of separate collection of solid household waste in the city, and in the user’s personal account – information about put their trash, which will save citizens from the need to keep records. All transactions for acceptance and disposal of garbage from each user will be recorded on the blockchain. But for the wrong sort, for example, the glass in the container for paper, it is assumed to levy a fine. Additionally, from the user’s reward can be deducted for municipal waste.

Under a three-year Russian-Finnish project Cross-Border Dimensions of Disruptive Information Technologies (CroBoDDIT), implemented under the program of the Commonwealth of the border between Finland and Russia, the decision to be tried out for the team from Saint-Petersburg information and analytical center, Forum Virium Helsinki and Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Next project, which will be engaged in a scientific demo centers of St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Lappeenranta will relate to the establishment and verification of identity on the basis of the blockchain. In plans of participants CroBoDDIT also submitted a joint project of the University of Helsinki and Mercedes, giving private customers the opportunity to share with city electricity stored in solar batteries on the roof. However, on the basis of the demo centers is expected to hold seminars, workshops and hackathons.

Recall that last year Finland has solved the problem of identification of refugees using blockchain technology. Each refugee is given a special Bank card, which, in addition to normal operations, serve as identity cards based on this technology.


Sberbank has launched an educational course on blockchain technology

Sberbank has launched an educational programme for the study of blockchain technology. As reported by RNS, with reference to the press service of the credit institution, the course will be held at the Academy of technology and data of the Corporate University of Sberbank.

«The number of projects of the savings Bank with the use of the blockchain is constantly growing, and the programme aims to increase the level of involvement of Bank managers in such projects and maximize the use of blockchain technology in Sberbank», — said the press service.

The course includes an overview of the main blockchain factories and platforms, possibilities of the blockchain in relation to the financial market, legal and regulatory aspects of the use of the blockchain, review cryptoeconomy. During this course, students will also analyze cases from the financial and banking industry, and studying the blockchain projects of Sberbank.

Igor Bulantsev, senior Vice President of Sberbank, head of Sberbank CIB:

«We see great potential for the development of blockchain technology in different fields of economy and work actively with corporate clients, government agencies and financial institutions on implementing solutions based on the blockchain».

Currently, the educational program on the basics of blockchain technology is intended for internal use only, but the management of the savings Bank considers the opportunity to continue to share their knowledge and experience with the professional community.

Recall that in late November, Sberbank and Alfa-Bank organized the first Russian payment transaction using the technology of the blockchain. The operation was carried out in a private network with limited access. To transfer PARTNERY installed the necessary nodes of the network blockchain (three — Sberbank, and one from Alfa Bank) and a client application that is similar to the «my account».


Success Switcheo — the first decentralized exchange on the blockchain NEO

31 Mar platform Switcheo Network announced the launch of the eponymous decentralized exchange (DEX) Switcheo, which became the first stock exchange based on blockchain NEO. According to the report of the team for the first week the volume of stock exchange transactions amounted to more than $2 million, making Switcheo fourth largest DEX on the stock market. How does the new exchange, with some operating challenges faced by its developers and what goals outlined by the team for the near future — in our material.

Switcheo DEX

Project exchange Switcheo was presented in the competition of developers of decentralized applications City of Zion (CoZ) held in September 2017, then he became one of the first winners of the competition. In February 2018, it was announced that the team Switcheo Network is preparing the launch Switcheo, which will be held in March ICO. In just a day, from 16 to 17 March, the project managed to attract the necessary $8.7 million and at the end of the month to launch the first decentralized exchange on the blockchain NEO.

To date, users of the exchanger Switcheo have access to tokens of the standard NEP-5, including:



Red Pulse (RPX)

TheKey (TKY)

Qlink (QLC)

Bridge Protocol (IAM)

Trinity (TNC)

DeepBrainChain (DBC)

Apex (CPX)

Ontology (ONT)

Native token Switcheo (SWH)

SWH works on the same principle as the token crypto currency exchange Binance BNB, its holders may have to pay a fee at a discount. So, if you pay transaction SWH in the amount of the Commission is 0.01%, whereas if you pay in other cryptocurrencies from users will be charged 0.1% of the total amount of the transaction. Also, SWH can be used for payment krischanovich operations that will be available in the future. Also, in addition to NEO and GAS exchange Switcheo will use SWH for quotes cryptocurrencies to improve their liquidity.

After the first week of the team Switcheo DEX reported on the trading volume in the amount of $2 million, making Switcheo fourth largest decentralized exchange after Ethfinex, Idex and Cobinhood.

The team also reported problems faced by stock exchange: according to one of representatives Switcheo Network, in the first week there were delays in the withdrawal of assets from the stock exchange. The reason for this was the Protocol of the blockchain NEO, which provides for the use of the double transaction in the withdrawal of assets from smart contracts as a way to prevent double spend in the network. In Switcheo the first transaction is triggered through the user interface, while the second transaction occurs automatically after the blockchain receives confirmation of approval first. However, due to difficulties in the operation of the algorithm of information transmission Switcheo the second transaction took place in the blockchain with a delay. Developers were able to quickly find and neutralize the problem.

The next development Switcheo

Today Switcheo works with bloccano NEO and tokens of the standard NEP-5, however, the team strives to make her multichannel platform that interacts with other networks. In plans of developers — to introduce compatibility functions Switcheo with Qtum and Ethereum blockchains. This is an active work on the development of Qtum DEX and support tokens QRC20 (QTUM), and by the third quarter of 2018 exchange Switcheo planning to support tokens of the standard ERC-20.

As for the coming weeks, after the successful launch of the team exchange Switcheo outlined a plan of action that includes the following objectives:

To reduce the time of transaction confirmation to < 30 seconds;

To reduce the time needed to bring assets up to < 1 minute;

To exclude the cases of cancellation of orders in the first week, the exchange has rejected some of the orders which are not timely received information about transfer of the Deposit;

To introduce a system of monitoring the movement of tokens so that users can track the status of transactions and always know exactly where their tokens;

Update interface status of the transaction — one of the many planned updates for window, displaying the status of transactions;

Development support Ledger team plan to introduce new ways of signing transactions on the stock exchange Switcheo;

Upgrade smart contracts V2 NEO and introduction ofcan matching — the team plans to upgrade the smart contracts the network NEO and the development functions ofcan-matching of orders that will allow you to receive immediate confirmation;

Any action will have instant feedback and conclusion — a stream of all transactions will be moved to offchance servers, thus users will see only the end result of their actions, as it happens in centralized markets.


ZIM will use the blockchain to track Maritime cargo

Major shipping company ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, in cooperation with the Wave and SPARX Logistics launches pilot project to replace paper shipping documents with a solution based on blockchain technology. It is reported ETHNews.

The papers accompanying the cargo, including the main — the bill of lading, often needs to be physically delivered by courier to the consignee. Given the number of involved supply chain actors (banks, insurance companies, customs authorities, etc.), this greatly complicates the logistics.

Earlier IBM study showed that the supply of goods from East Africa to Europe could be involved about 30 people and organizations with more than 200 communications between them.

Israeli start-up Wave using the blockchain for structuring the delivery nodes and control points, has created an app that ZIM uses to synchronize tracking of goods. Using decentralized technology, any communication between these parties is a direct and not go through the Central structure, explained CEO Wave Ruskin Gadi (Gadi Ruschin).

“The new system on the basis of the block chain, developed by Wave technology uses a distributed registry to ensure that all parties are able to produce, transmit, approve, and manage documents associated with shipping and manufacturing, through a secure peer-to-peer network,” he said.

ZIM is not the first company from the sector of Maritime transport decided to test the blockchain solutions to improve logistics. Previously IBM and a major container transport operator Maersk completed a joint blockchain project in the field of workflow automation. Also the port operator from Singapore’s PSA International, together with IBM and Pacific International Lines tested a similar blockchain-solution.


The project BitClave has announced the final date ICO

BitClave the company announced that the initial placement of tokens decentralized search engines BitClave Active Search Ecosystem starts on November 29.

The project has already conducted a successful pre-sale, which collected $22 million under krautsalat is planned to attract $25.5 million

Developing blockchain platform that directly connects advertisers and Internet users. The latter can themselves decide which information about yourself to reveal, and in this way earn on their search queries.

Users ‘ interaction with companies is implemented through smart contracts.

«Users of the search engine will fully control access to their personal data and to selectively share information about themselves and their search queries with brands. In turn, the company will pay the user directly for giving information and the opportunity to show him the promotional offer corresponding to his search query,» say the developers of the project.

All activities in the ecosystem will be conducted using tokens of consumers (Consumer Activity Token, CAT) that will be in control of the companies and users to exchange information, services and online products. Of the 2 billion tokens available for purchase 550 million, the Cost of 1 CAT $0,1.

Now available alpha version of the product. For example, the alpha shows the essence of the service, paid with real money. Also there is a program Bug Bounty: https://matchico.com/

Website: https://www.bitclave.com/ru/ Telegram: https://t.me/Bitclave


Binance Labs will expand the incubation program to five new cities

In 2019, blockchain incubator Binance Labs will include in its program to support startups projects from Berlin, Buenos Aires, Lagos, Singapore and Hong Kong. It is reported by CoinDesk.

The incubation program will last ten weeks. In 2019 the participants of the program Binance Labs of all the cities will travel to Singapore head office blockchain incubator to show the results of their achievements.

Originally selected projects from the five cities will receive $250 000, and in Singapore Binance Labs will highlight the ten best teams from additional funding. In addition, after program completion, the projects will be able to promote their products or services through the platform Binance.

The head of the blockchain incubator Ella Zhang said that in Buenos Aires and Lagos team Binance Labs expects to find projects that solve actual problems of the area, in particular regarding remittances. Program for Hong Kong will focus on decisions affecting the traditional Finance sector.

Earlier this year, the initiative Binance Labs has selected eight of the 500 teams in San Francisco, each of which received a funding of $500 000.

We will remind, in October Binance Labs have invested several million into a platform for audit of smart contracts.


Swiss Crypto Valley will allocate $100,000 in prizes for the best blockchain project in real estate

A Swiss-based company CV VC launched a contest for the best CV Competition blockchain startup in the field of real estate. The winner will receive a prize Fund in $100 thousand, the work in the Labs covergence CV [Zug] and expert support. About this ForkLog said the representatives of the CV VC.

Note that the deadline for submission of applications is 31 December. After filling in the online questionnaire participants will be interviewed, during which their concept will be evaluated by the experts, entrepreneurs and investors. As a result of the total mass of the elect only 10 projects, which will have to present their creation in front of a wider audience, including industry representatives and investors, and only five will have the opportunity for accelerated incubation in a special program CV Labs.

Among partner CV Competition platform Propy, Unissu and Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise (FIBREE).

We will remind, earlier ForkLog told in detail why Switzerland has become the real capital of the cryptocurrency world.