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What is DragonChain?

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DragonChain is a blockchain-based company and ecosystem originally developed by Disney in 2014. The project started as the “Disney Private Blockchain Platform” and was later released as open-source software in 2016.

DragonChain currently operates as a nonprofit but will launch as a commercial enterprise (DragonChain Inc.) once the platform is fully rolled out.

What Does DragonChain Do?

In general terms, the purpose of DragonChain is to help companies quickly and easily incorporate blockchain into their business applications. Many companies might be interested in making this transition because of the benefits associated with serving clients over a blockchain – increased efficiency and security for transactions, a reduction of costs from eliminating potential fraud and scams, etc.

More specifically, DragonChain is providing the serverless ecosystem that allows companies to start using blockchain applications in an easy, private, and secure way. They aim to give businesses a “turn-key” product that is compatible with the development stack that companies are currently used to like Java, C++, and Python. This means that businesses will now be able to build their own smart contracts (on the DragonChain platform) using common programming languages.

To look at a complete list of attributes for the DragonChain ecosystem, we’ll reference the DRGN whitepaper:

  • Serverless system and smart contracts
  • Established language support for smart contracts (Java, Python, Node, C#, Go, etc.)
  • Scalable – Amazon AWS and Google deployments
  • Secure – Protection of business data and operations
  • Advanced currency implementations
  • Smart contract libraries
  • Currency Agnostic

These key properties, discussed in more detail later, are what make up the environment for businesses to easily run their decentralized applications on. The properties work in combination to deliver lower development costs, faster speed to market for company projects, higher scalability for those projects, and significantly heightened levels of security.

How Does DragonChain work?

The DRGN ecosystem consists of three key components:

1) The DragonChain Platform

The Platform can be thought of as the backend aspect of DragonChain that stores and secures business-client data. This is where developers can create and store Smart Contracts in common programming languages. Also included in the platform is access to Amazon Web Services (a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms).




2) The DragonChain Crowd-Scaled Incubator

The Crowd-Scaled Incubator is where companies will be able to easily develop their blockchain projects by following DragonChain’s standardized process.

The “crowd-scaled” aspect of the incubator is meant to be of major benefit to company projects. This means that, after a business develops their blockchain project in the incubator, they can have it reviewed and scaled by a crowd consisting of people/investors from all over the world. If successful, the incubation process works to drastically reduce the resources needed for a client to get exposure on a developing project.

In terms of outcomes, the crowd-scaled incubator aims to allow business projects to launch and start producing market value much quicker. On DragonChain’s website, you can see that they’re currently taking applications from businesses looking to start their commercial platform and incubation process.

DragonChain currently has 5 projects under incubation: Look Lateral – Liquid Art, Seed2You, LifeID, IDPay, and ClevX.

More information on each of these projects is available in the DragonChain whitepaper.

3) The DragonChain Marketplace

Lastly, the DragonChain Marketplace is a support system for client companies. Here they can access a pool of verified Subject Matter Experts on topics like crypto, marketing, and software development. The Marketplace is also where DragonChain clients access the library of pre-developed smart contracts.

Together, these 3 components (the platform, the incubator, and the marketplace) make up the DragonChain ecosystem. The ecosystem is fueled by the Dragon Coin (DRGN), a token that is micro-licensed to serve as credit for each of the service components.

What sets DragonChain apart?

Chiefly, DragonChain aims to resolve the issue of existing platforms restricting the creation of truly secure and scalable blockchain applications in real-world business use cases.

Ethereum, for example, provides customers with an ecosystem that runs Dapps and Smart Contracts. DragonChain serves a similar purpose but is designed to be more secure than the Bitcoin and Ethereum protocols.

DragonChain’s whitepaper makes a point to emphasize the level of security proposed by their blockchain. Included in the DRGN platform is a system of five standardized levels of consensus. Security increases as the verification level for a block increases. These five levels are:

  1. Business (Approval) Verification
  2. Enterprise (Validation) Verification
  3. Network Diversity Verification
  4. External Partner (Notary) Verification
  5. Public Checkpoint Verification

This form of layered security works to add another dimension to the common blockchain model. DragonChain suggests thinking about their levels of consensus model as a “blockchain of blockchains.”

Which Industries Does DragonChain target?

Since the blockchain aims to replace traditional contracts and payment systems with a more secure process, industries that currently suffer from fraud/scams have high potential to benefit. This means that companies dealing in real estate or law, for instance, could remove significant losses to fraud through Smart Contracts within DragonChain’s ecosystem.




Another potential use case is found in the gaming industry. FlowPlay, a gaming company with over 75 million users, wants to use DragonChain tokens to allow gamers to safely purchase virtual items. This will effectively create the first non-trust based marketplace for virtual goods, guaranteeing legitimacy.

A few more intuitive use cases of the platform include auditing, booking/reservations, and voting systems. To see a full list, reference this page made available by Disney.

Who’s on the DragonChain Team?

The DragonChain team is composed of eight members with Joe Roets as the CEO and Chief Architect. He formerly worked for Disney before leaving to commit full-time to the development of the DRGN platform. Joe Roets is also noted for his involvement in projects at Coinbase and Overstock.

The rest of the team consists of four core developers and three business/marketing professionals. More information on each member and their involvement is available on the DragonChain website.

Additionally, the team has a strong advisor board behind them. Jeff Garzik is likely their most experienced advisor in terms of blockchain technology. He serves as an established icon in the Bitcoin network and founded the blockchain company, Bloq. Another significant advisor is Ed Fries; VP of game publishing at Microsoft and Co-Founder of Xbox.

Token Distribution

Total Supply: 433,494,437 DRGN

Circulating Supply: 238,421,940 DRGN

The DRGN coin was offered on October 2nd, 2017 at .0663 USD at the ICO and surpassed $4 by January of 2018.

Public tokens make up 55% of the total tokens with the remaining 45% distributed accordingly:

Dragon Slumber Score

DragonChain offers benefits for those that hold their coin in the form of a Dragon Slumber Score. The more DRGN coins you own and the longer you hold them, the higher your Slumber Score will be.

A higher Slumber Score rewards you with a greater extent of the following benefits:

  • Everyone: bonuses for company ICOs in the future
  • Business Owners: discounts on smart contracts available in the DragonChain marketplace as well as other forms of tech that DragonChain plans to offer in the future

Where Can I Buy DragonChain?

DRGN is not mineable, but you can purchase it on the following exchanges:

  • KuCoin
  • CoinExchange
  • Gate.io
  • Tidex
  • Bancor Network
  • Token Store

A lot of the exchanges on this list are rather uncommon, leaving room for potential price jumps if DRGN gets adopted by larger exchanges like Binance. Of the exchanges on this list, KuCoin has the highest trading volume for DRGN by a large margin. Using KuCoin in this case then will allow your DRGN trades to be processed and fulfilled much quicker.

Where to Store DragonChain?

DRGN is an ERC-20 token so there are several options for where to store it, namely in an ERC-20-compatible wallet. If storing your tokens in an online ERC-20 wallet, DragonChain recommends using MyEtherWallet or “MEW”.




If you’re looking for a more secure and offline method to store DRGN coins, you should look into using a hardware wallet like Trezor or the Ledger Nano S. Both wallets support all ERC-20 tokens including DRGN.

Final Thoughts

DragonChain’s platform is establishing a niche in the crypto world with its layered security feature. The 5-layer security model adds great credibility to their overall goal of facilitating business integration into the blockchain.

Additionally, DragonChain is seen as a strong rival to Ethereum because of the platform’s ability to scale; an issue that Ethereum has been notorious for. From a financial standpoint, if DragonChain is to rival Ethereum, then there is plenty of room for growth in the DRGN Market Cap. Ethereum’s market cap is currently over 120 times that of DragonChain’s.

As of January 2018, the DragonChain team is raising funds and finishing development of the platform. Although the exact date is currently unannounced, the DRGN platform is expected to fully launch sometime this year.

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Two Miners Reportedly Executed A 51% Attack On Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Blockchain

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Two miners are in the focus of our latest cryptocurrency news for reportedly executing a 51% attack on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. As tweets by Cryptoconomy Podcast host Guy Swann shoed, the two miners were controlling the majority of the mining power on a Proof-of-Work blockchain network. For those of you who don't know, a 51% attack happens when someone controls the majority of mining power - acting as the majority block verifier - and preventing other users from mining and reverse transactions. Even though many jumped in the altcoin news with their assumptions that a 51% attack would be carried out with a malicious intent, the case with the two miners happened as the two mining pools attempted to prevent an unidentified party from taking some coins that - because of a code update - were essentially available for taking. As Swann said in the podcast, the two miners with majority control of the network - BTC.top and BTC.com - performed the attack in an effort to stop an unknown miner from taking coins that were sent to an "anyone can spend" address after the hard fork of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in May 2017.
“When the unknown miner tried to take the coins themselves, http://BTC.TOP  & http://BTC.COM saw & immediately decided to re-org & remove these [transactions] TXs, in favor of their own TXs, spending the same P2SH coins, + many others … So just 2 miners, in secret & w/ no trouble, took it upon themselves to remove 2 blocks w/ another’s TXs, & replace with their own," Swann tweeted.
The two miners and their attack are a topic shared by many best cryptocurrency news sites. However, 51% attacks have always been considered unethical, undesirable and unprofitable option to take away funds as it would require a massive amount of computing power and because of the fact that users would flee. According to other stats on Coin.Dance relevant to the two miners, BTC.top and BTC.com control 43% of the Bitcoin Cash mining pool together. Meanwhile, this is not the only mining attack featured in the coming altcoin news. Previously, the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain experienced a 51% attack in January, resulting in a loss of 54,200 ETC.
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GlobalCoin By Social Media Giant Facebook To Roll Out By 2020

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GlobalCoin-the name for the social media giant’s own cryptocurrency should roll out in 2020 according to reports that reached our coming altcoin news today. Facebook stated back on Friday that the company will launch the stablecoin and the crypto-based payments system in multiple countries by the first quarter of 2020. The company is also looking to start trials this year. The platform has also sought advice from the United States Treasury officials and Bank of England governor Mark Carney on the opportunities and regulatory issues that can come up for Zuckerberg’s project named ‘’Project Libra.’’ According to the report, information about GlobalCoin should be revealed in the upcoming months. However, the information we have show us that Facebook has also been discussing with both Gemini and Coinbase, both of which are crypto exchange giants in order to prepare third-party regulated platforms for users of the new stablecoin. The exchanges will also provide secure storage for the asset as the reports say because of the ‘’two people familiar with the matter.’’ Further, Gemini is basically a company founded by Mark Zuckerberg’s old rivals Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss but their exchange is one of the most highly regulated exchanges. This factor appeals to Facebook since regulation will be one of the most important aspects for the GlobalCoin cryptocurrency. The company is also discussing market creation and liquidity with a major Chicago-based frequency trading firms such as Jump and DRW. The latest cryptocurrency news updates came very soon after the reports that the social media giant has been discussing with payment companies such as Visa, Mastercard, and Western Union in order to fund its fiat-based cryptocurrency. The project will reportedly help millions of Facebook’s users to transfer money to each other and to make online purchases. Facebook even registered the new entity named ‘’Libra Networks’’ in Geneva on May 2 which will provide technical and financial services to develop related hardware and software. Only last month, Facebook was seeking to raise about $1 billion in order to fund the crypto stablecoin project- GlobalCoin. There is currently no information whether money has started to pour in but we will wait for updates on this controversial project and keep you posted.
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Galaxy Digital ‘Bank’ Cashes Out Of Block.one Investment With 123% Profits

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The Galaxy Digital Bank, or as it names itself the "crypto merchant bank" which is backed by a former Goldman Sachs partner Mike Novogratz, has recently cashed out 123% in gains from the bear market trend. As a new press release obtained from us shows that Galaxy Digital Bank, which was launched near the peak of the Bitcoin bull market, has netted substantial gains on one of its major blockchain-related investments. The release was re-shared on many best cryptocurrency news sites and revealed that Galaxy liquidated most of its shares in Block.one - the blockchain development startup and the fund behind the EOS protocol, for about $71.2 million. The company (Galaxy Digital) has registered a realized return of 123% on the investment. Even though the merchant bank will only hold a minimal amount of shares of Block.one, they will still work with the startup in a number of capacities like the EOS-centric venture fund and as a proponent of the blockchain in general.
“The acceptance of Block.one’s tender offer reflected a decision to rebalance the portfolio to maintain an appropriate level of diversification after the position increased due to its substantial outperformance relative to the remainder of the portfolio,” Novogratz then said.
As the filing shows, Galaxy Digital Bank can attribute much of this loss to its principal investing and trading businesses, presumably due to the fact that November and December saw Bitcoin  and many other coins falling to fresh lows, as the altcoin news showed. The filing notes that Galaxy Digital Bank is primarily founded by Novogratz's wealth, 20% of which is purportedly invested in Bitcoin and Ethereum. Even though the company lost $272.7 million in all of 2018, much of the losses were incurred as a result of sale of cryptocurrency. One Twitter analyst also went in detail on this. https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1126394118093950983 However, this is not the end of Novogratz & co. The report revealed that as 2018 ended, Galaxy Digital Bank owned $350 million of assets, 50% of which constituted equity/stake in prominent industry startups. More importantly, Galaxy Digital announced the launch of another fund (rumored with hundreds of millions in funding) which will loan out capital to cryptocurrency firms - a business which has boomed during the 2018 bear market - as the latest cryptocurrency news show.
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Crypto Market Retreat: $14 Billion Wiped Out Overnight

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The big Bitcoin pullback and crypto market retreat is in the coming altcoin news. Analysts cannot say that they did not expect it. As Bitcoin dips below the key support, the altcoins are also crashing around it. The total market capitalization managed to shed over $14 billion overnight and is approaching $235 billion at the time of writing. The new crypto market retreat started when Bitcoin failed to break resistance and started on a downward slide which resulted in a 4.3% dump on the day. From trading below $8,000, Bitcoin managed to fall back in the $7,500 waters as the latest cryptocurrency news show. Right now, analysts are eyeing resistance at $7,400 and $6,800 with a further decline if these support levels cannot be held. The crypto market reversal also pulled many altcoins down as the charts show. Ethereum was one of them, dumping more than 7.5% and coming back to $237. The truth is, Ethereum has not managed to decouple from Bitcoin and could soon visit the $232 support area. The top ten cryptocurrencies are all in red in the crypto market retreat. Cardano is getting crushed by more than 10% and Stellar is not that far behind, dumping more than 9%. XRP, Bitcoin Cash and EOS are all declining and have dropped by 7%. The only coin which is staying afloat is Binance Coin, trading above $30 with a loss of only 2%, as the altcoin news show.c Big trouble is also facing the top twenty at the moment with the crypto market retreat. As Bitcoin SV (BSV) dumps 12% of its epic gains yesterday, the US Copyright Office already stated that it does not investigate the connection between the claimant, Craig Wright - and the pseudonymous BTC code author. During the crypto market reversal, there are many double digit dumps. What's interesting and featured by many best cryptocurrency news sites is the MATIC altcoin, which has recently added another 20% to its price following its embellishment from the world's largest exchange. On top of this altcoin, the Crypto.com owned Chain also revived and added 10% against the bad flow today preparing for a new run on the upside. To sum things up, the total crypto market capitalization has been smashed with $14 billion and it seems that almost every coin is dropping.
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