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MaterialsZone to fast track scientific research by unlocking unpublished data on the blockchain

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MaterialsZone has secured $1m investment to further develop its proprietary technologies that will allow scientific researchers to publish their data on the blockchain. The seed investment into MaterialsZone is from Sarona Ventures, who have been behind popular hi-tech startups and business accelerator programmes.

It is estimated that 95% of scientific research is inaccessible or lost. This is due to fears surrounding intellectual property, little incentive for researchers to publish their data and a lack of platforms upon which scientists can publish it. Therefore, under the current publishing and academic models, most researchers are reluctant to share their data, out of fear of their findings getting scooped by other researchers. This creates an insurmountable barrier for science to shift into an open access approach, which results in billions of data entries, studies, and experiments from all research fields, not being shared, obstructing innovation and scientific breakthroughs.

Israel-based MaterialsZone addresses these issues through its community-driven platform, which allows researchers to share and sell their data. The platform creates an open scientific data marketplace, incentivising laboratories and scientists worldwide to collaborate in the field of materials science. MaterialsZone utilises blockchain technology to manage data transactions, protecting data from being altered, while keeping ownership (IP) in the hands of its creators, without one central entity controlling the database.

The platform facilitates the cooperation between teams and consortia around the world – anytime and in any place, by automatically collecting data from ongoing studies as well as loading historical data into the database. The platform also allows the sharing of failed results data, which will stop researchers pouring time and money into experiments that have been tried elsewhere.

MaterialsZone’s recent efforts has raised $1 million in a seed round from Sarona Ventures, which will help develop its platform on a global scale. MaterialsZone has further harnessed an extensive database that houses novel materials data gathered from leading laboratories worldwide.

MaterialsZone is the result of seven years of R&D at the Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) in Bar Ilan University (BIU) in Israel, in a lab led by Dr. Assaf Anderson and Prof. Arie Zaban, currently the President of BIU. MatersialsZone was founded by Dr. Assaf Anderson, CEO, and Barak Sela, Chief Architect. Dr. Anderson commented on the news:

“Thousands of materials labs around the world rely on rigid patent systems and scientific publications that allow labs to share only a small part of their data. Therefore, around 95% of data goes unpublished due to strains and complexities faced by researchers. Materials science is the most important driving force behind innovation, and unlocking this data in order to accelerate the discovery of new materials is the key to new technologies and solutions.

“We are excited about our recent collaboration with Sarona Ventures, which will further develop the MaterialsZone database and platform that will lead to new solutions and save thousands of experiments worldwide.”

Philippe Bouaziz, founder and chairman of Sarona Ventures, added:

“The vision of MaterialsZone combines revolution in materials science, along with blockchain technology, in which we see one of the most promising areas in the coming years.

“Our investment in MaterialsZone is an expression of our policy to foster innovation on the technology forefront, including the use of the most advanced technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI).”

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Crypto Venture UpStake is Redefining the Industry with a Proof-of-Burn Stable Coin


UpStake, an exciting cryptocurrency project officially launched last year, is all set to take the global crypto community by storm. Unlike hundreds of crypto ventures that fail to make any impression, UpStake is dedicated to delivering a stable digital currency that will pave the way for mass adoption around the world. London, UK - Jan 16, 2019 London-based crypto startup UpStake is well on its way to revolutionising the global cryptocurrency industry by eliminating many of the limitations that have stifled growth for years. Launched in 2018, this promising initiative is focused on ensuring mass adoption of cryptocurrency by providing a usable, stable form of digital currency to the crypto and blockchain communities across the globe. This proposed blockchain ecosystem is built around UpStake tokens (UPS), the platform’s proprietary token. UpStake asserts that these tokens have been designed to increase in value over time, and set the stage to build great products and services which result in better user experiences. In order to ensure continuous increase in value of UPS over time, UpStake has built a Proof-of-Burn model that burns a certain percentage of tokens sold through their exchange. This model helps create the value that contributes to the ever-growing price point of the token. It not only enables the token price to increase every hour, but also keeps it well protected from market volatility. Highly volatile and unregulated markets have so far obstructed the path of mass cryptocurrency adoption. In order to eliminate this concern and enable mass adoption, UpStake relies on token features such as limited circulation, hourly increase of value, proof of burn, and anti-exchange manipulation. Having developed a product that is immune to market-related uncertainties, UpStake is confident in bringing about a paradigm shift in the crypto world’s operations. Individuals and businesses using UpStake can now gain access to an asset with a store of value that can be safely used in day-to-day transactions. This will undoubtedly play a critical role in bringing cryptocurrency to conventional shopping, employee payroll, gaming, online gambling, network marketing, and much more. “Knowing the future token price doesn’t create value,” said UpStake global influencer manager Seth Fontaine. “It creates a platform of transparency, and a foundation to build great products and services with an even better user experience than traditional fiat/banking.” The UpStake platform also includes useful features such as its own exchange designed to combat market manipulation, a micro-networking investing product known as Edge, an affiliate program, and upcoming projects such as a dedicated UpStake marketplace and peer-to-peer transfer capabilities. To find out more, please visit https://upstake.com/ About UpStake: UpStake is an exciting cryptocurrency project focused on delivering a stable digital currency that will pave the way for mass crypto adoption around the world. UpStake accomplishes this feat with a Proof-of-Burn model that periodically burns a certain percentage of tokens sold through their exchange. Press Contact: Seth Fontaine Global Influencer Manager Telegram: @sethfontaine WhatsApp: +1 (909) 240-2158 seth@upstake.com
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The Future of Bitcoin – Is it Worth Investing?

Bitcoin has had a rollercoaster 12 months to date. One year ago, cryptocurrency fever was sweeping the land. This is in stark contrast to the market sentiment of today which has seen bitcoins value fall further. Now below $3,500, analysts are uncertain over the future in Bitcoin trading. It is important though to examine the bigger picture, taking into account not just the current position, but the future possibilities and other Bitcoin trading options such as trading CFDs on forex platforms like TradeFW.com.

The Current Bitcoin Market

The bitcoin market at the present moment is in a noticeable downward trend. This has been heavily influenced by the mass market sentiment which has displayed consistently negative signs. That said, many professionals within the industry, and certainly a trusted bitcoin broker such as TradeFW, have firm faith in the markets capability to rebound from its current position. Presently, the market is experiencing a low below $3,500, something which bitcoin trading sites have not seen in 12-months. That said, for those who have recently joined the industry and learned how to trade bitcoin, there are other opportunities. These opportunities currently reside with bitcoin options trading, or CFDs.

Bitcoins Short and Long-Term Future

Bitcoins short-term future may well see a further slump prior to any bounce back, however if you are desiring to open a bitcoin account, this should not hold you back. There are many leading forex brokers who are now offering varied bitcoin trading strategies such as the CFD trading from TradeFW where BTC is paired with the USD. If you are wondering where to trade bitcoin in the current market, this may well be the best choice, since, with CFD trading, you can easily capitalize even in times of a slump in the market. As for the long-term future of Bitcoin, this would still appear to be bright. We should remember that in the bigger market picture, the current price level is still comparatively very strong, and the cryptocurrency remains in its number one position. The long-term currency future is further bolstered by the emergence of new trading opportunities such as CFDs and Options trading on Bitcoin. At the present moment, it may be a very advisable strategy to partner with a strong bitcoin trading platform which offers some of these more diversified financial trading instruments, and attempt to utilize any market conditions to your benefit. The best bitcoin trading platforms will certainly have extensive learning resources available. Continuing to utilize these resources to further learn about bitcoin is a surefire way to help improve your trading skill no matter the market conditions.

Pros and Cons of Investing in Bitcoin

Stepping back from the current market situation, there are still a number of positives to be drawn from when it comes to potential future investment in Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market in general.

Pros

  • The potential growth levels in Bitcoin have already been demonstrated by the huge gains shown within the past year up to almost $20,000.
  • The nature of Blockchain technology means investing in Bitcoin can be both anonymous and highly secure.
  • As society continues its technological advancement, there is little doubt that Bitcoin can show its true potential further as it becomes more integrated as a payment method in everyday life.
  • With new investment options such as CFDs and options trading in BTC markets becoming available, there is potential for traders in both an upward and downward trending market.

Cons

  • Bitcoin investment remains innately risky, particularly in the current market where a negative sentiment is quite clear.
  • It still remains to be seen if the currency will be adopted or has the technical capabilities to function as an everyday payment method in society.
  • Security of your bitcoin holdings and intrinsic value of cryptocurrency are always contentious points.

Conclusion

Overall, it is quite clear that whilst the bitcoin market is in times of some difficulty, opportunities still exist for both new and existing investors in the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin now has more trading options than ever with the ability to trade CFDs through many leading and trusted forex platforms. Regardless of the current market price, there is still clear potential in trading and the future of Bitcoin. TradeFW provides top quality forex broker services and trading in cryptocurrency CFDs including Bitcoin. For the best opportunity to capitalize on the current Bitcoin market along with all major forex and other markets, open an account today.
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Gold Backed Crypto Exchange Offers Safe Haven for Crypto Investors

GOLD.IO Seeks to Develop Decentralised & Self-Regulating Community Exchange Turbulence in the global markets is nothing new but the cryptocurrency community has faced an unprecedented 18-month period of flux. The need for a fully decentralised, stable, self-regulated and community-led exchange that can offer investor confidence amidst a chaotic global economy has never been stronger.   Setting the Gold Standard with Crypto’s Founding Principles. With a scalable inter-blockchain and decentralised exchange the GOLD.IO platform is not only self-regulated and led by its stakeholders, but asset linked – offering exchange investors unrivaled portfolio security.   Gold has always set the market standard and has benchmarked traditional finance for centuries, so why should the cryptocurrency market be any different? As a commodity, it has weathered many a financial storm and continues to do so today. Aside from a little price volatility it has consistently retained its market value, and with an unstable geopolitical, crypto-economic outlook the precious metal can provide a safe port for crypto assets. In short, a gold-linked and backed exchange offers not only security of your assets but a piece of mind – the world has been through tougher times than we face today, but gold has always survived the course.   GOLD.IO – Providing a Defensive Asset Protection to your Investments. With a team of over 30 experienced developers, GOLD.IO has simply put a sister chain of the EOS Project which has the mission of creating a Decentralised Exchange (DEX) of smooth inter-block communications that not only eliminates persistent market influences but has the unique benefit of being backed by a commodity asset class. Combining the proven power of gold as well as a growing community that is not only self-regulated but also stakeholder-led – GOLD.IO is also seeking to develop a fully-fledged Decentralised Autonomous Community (DAC) based on the founding principles of the blockchain. The DAC will serve as regulatory oversight of the exchange with all stakeholders enjoying full voting rights, a say over project development and more importantly the ability to define their profits.   Gold Backed Tokenomics Offers Trading Efficiency & High Liquidity. With global stock volatility at best and a downward trajectory at worse – according to Goldman Sachs the markets are gripped with a fear of what may come in the coming year, a gold-linked exchange, with inherently high liquidity can part-mitigate investor risk. With no independent or fair exchange yet to provide what GOLD.IO can, the benefits of the platform as a market leader are clear but the real magic comes with the EOISO blockchain system itself – it eliminates third-party manipulation and offers a unique architecture to ensure users remain the custodian of their gold. Join The Power of GOLD!   Join the Gold Renaissance Today! For all media and industry queries, please contact us via our website or chat to us today – we are keen to hear from you! To find out more about us please visit our website – as leaders in the decentralised exchange space we want to work with you!
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Blockchain Community Returns to Its Founding Principles with Revolutionary New Smart Contract Investment Platform

With global cryptocurrency investors hit by a near 18-month period of industry turmoil - the community requirement for a stable investment platform that can mitigate market volatility has become ever more important. With hundreds of cryptocurrencies traded on global exchanges and even more coming to sector every quarter – the success rates of new ICO’s remains low against established currency platforms and with ICO funds often held in situ for 1-3 months until publicly traded, investor risk remains high.   What is needed is a Platform that can Reduce Investor Risk & Boost Confidence. Introducing URA.market - The only blockchain venture of its kind offering a fully automated, independent and secure 100% divestment option. Based on Etherium and with strict adherence to the founding principles of Blockchain – namely a deregulated global economy free from state manipulation, URA.market has already provoked the market with a Market Capitalisation of 630 ETH and 200 investors in 7 days. Founded in December 2018 and based on a proven mathematical algorithm, the platform excludes the possibility of price manipulation and allows for both token overflow and price collapse scenarios. In short, URA.market offers private funders a true rarity – stakeholder and trading stability in an unstable market whilst maximising token utilisation.   Modelling to Innovate. In a word our platform offers investor contract protection with open-coded and transparent smart contracts - underpinning this is a winning combination of both market and mathematical modelling. The URA.market platform also offers investors a range of benefits including lifelong dividends as well as cash-outs to an ETH wallet at any time, flexibility as well as token price growth with dividend payouts on each transaction. URA.market operates an honest refusal of ownership and secures your transaction through the latest crypto technology. No investor deposits are taken or transferred to the platform operator, and users are free to leave the platform at any stage. With all smart contracts immune to the developer and third-party manipulation, any contract that imitates a token is given a ‘Withdrawal from Ownership’ status offering the investor a piece of mind. Following the BTC lead, we are a community- led project whose sole aim is to provide a stable, innovative and secure platform to maximise your crypto investment and market assets. For all media and industry queries, please contact us at info@ura.market or chat to us today – we are keen to hear from you! About Ura.Market: To find out more about us, please visit our website or read our manifesto.
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