Press Release: Bitcoin CFD Trading Platform Bit4x Launches New Clients Account Manager and Generous Referral Program, the first bitcoin-based ECN broker, has announced the launch of their new client backend system and a very generous referral program.’s new client backend system allows clients to fully manage their demo and live accounts. Traders can check their open orders and balances, manage deposits, withdrawals, set trading account leverage and more – all from one central location. First launched in 2012, Bit4X’s innovative platform allows users to trade a diverse selection of high liquidity spot FX and CFD markets with Bitcoin.

Liquid mainstream global markets including Forex, Commodities, Indices, Stocks and more are all available to Bitcoin users. Bit4X’ offers a variety of financial instruments, including spot FX and CFDs. Those instruments can be traded in order to speculate on the future movement of market prices. If a trader thinks the price of a commodity such as gold is going to fall they can open a ‘short’ position, enabling them to take profit in Bitcoin if their prediction is correct.

Likewise, users can also open a ‘long’ position with Bitcoin if they think a commodity or stock is going to increase in value, and again earn Bitcoin profit if they are right. CFDs can also be used as a powerful hedging tool to help offset any potential future losses. A trader simply opens a ‘short’ position on any investments they may hold.

The new referral program, which is open to anyone, pays 100% commissions for all referrals at least until November 1st. After that, commissions will still be anywhere up to a very generous 50%. The 100% commissions period may also be extended at a future date.Clients can access their referral URL by clicking on ‘referrals’ from the Bit4X Account Manager, where they can also track commissions, payouts, and real time data on all referrals from the same page. Bit4X also plans to roll out integrated signals and a new API in the coming weeks, further improving upon the tools provided to their clients to boost their trading strategies.

Press Release: Blockchain Pioneer Symbiont Appoints Industry Veterans to Advisory Board

Symbiont, a pioneer in the use of blockchains and the creator of Smart Securities™, today announced that it has appointed two financial industry veterans, Maureen O’Hara and Dr. Keith B. Jarrett to its Advisory Board. These appointments will provide proven expertise and guidance to the Symbiont team in the areas of market structure and the adoption of disruptive financial technologies.

The appointment of O’Hara and Jarrett will reinforce Symbiont’s leadership position in the development of real-world application of blockchain technology. In August 2015, it announced the issuance of the first Smart Securities™, an important step forward in the financial industry’s adoption of distributed ledgers to better manage operational workflow.

Adding seasoned FinTech leaders like Maureen and Keith is perfectly timed and we’re excited to have them join our Advisory Board,” said Mark Smith, CEO and founder of Symbiont. O’Hara is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Investment Technology Group, Inc.

She was a driver of ITG’s innovation and industry leadership, helping clients across the ecosystem transform from manual to electronic and algorithmic trading in US equity markets.She is also on the Board of TIAA-CREF and is the Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Ms. O’Hara served as the President for a number of major economic and financial industry organizations, and was a member of the CFTC-SEC Emerging Regulatory Issues Task Force, the Global Advisory Board of the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and the Advisory Board of the Office of Financial Research in the U.S. Treasury. Dr. Jarrett was a founding executive of Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters) where he spent 20 years developing and implementing disruptive information technologies into the professional financial and banking industry.

Those 20 years witnessed Thomson and Jarrett alter the international FinTech landscape as developers, vendors and spokesmen for intelligent PC workstations, Wall Street research distribution and accessibility, electronic trading, and Straight thru Processing. Since his retirement from Thomson in 2002, Dr. Jarrett has served as a university educator in entrepreneurship, and a private equity investor, advisor, and board member for public and private financial and financial technology firms.

Dr. Jarrett is also a distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy. “Not since the confluence of the microchip and the Internet 20 years ago, has there been a technological innovation which has greater potential to materially improve the infrastructure of financial securities’ issuance, trading, and safekeeping,” remarked Jarrett.

ICO Watch: Gladius

What is Gladius?
Gladius is the first and only blockchain solution for DDoS attack mitigation and content delivery. We allow anyone around the world the rent their unused bandwidth and hard drive space to become part of the Gladius Network. Websites are then able to tap into this decentralized economy and protect/speed up their websites.

DDoS attacks are when a malicious party sends dozens of Gigabytes of website requests every second to take down websites. In 2016 alone over 300,00 DDoS attacks occurred with over $150 billion in damages total.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) are networks that make websites load faster. By caching content close to users, website load speeds can be increased by over 100x.
— Max Niebylski, Founder

ICO Information
The ICO begins on November 1, 2017. There are a total of 68,000,000 Gladius tokens (GLA) available during the crowdsale and a hard cap of $12,500,000, that if reached, will end the ICO immediately. There is a soft cap of $2,000,000 for the ICO, that if not reached, will begin a dialogue between the team and investors to discuss the best way forward.

GLA is an ERC-20 token and Ether is accepted as contribution. An ERC-20 compatible Ethereum wallet must be used for contribution and receipt of the GLA tokens.

The following bonus structure exists to incentivize early contribution:

First 24 hours: 20% bonus (1 Ether = 600 GLA)
Week 1: 5% bonus (1 Ether = 525 GLA)
Week 2: 3% bonus (1 Ether = 515 GLA)
Week 3: 1% bonus (1 Ether = 505 GLA)
Week 4: No bonus (1 Ether = 500 GLA)

Token Distribution Information
There are a total of 96,300,000 GLA tokens being created, with 68,000,000 available across the pre-ICO and ICO. Tokens will be distributed to contributors immediately after contribution and once the transaction has been confirmed.

60%: Pre-ICO and ICO
20%: Operations
10%: Founders (lockout period of 18 months)
10%: Team members (vesting period to occur)

Use of Crowdsale Proceeds
40% Development
20% Security
20% Operations
10% Legal
10% Marketing


ICO Watch: WAX

What is WAX?

The vast majority of gamers who buy and sell virtual assets today are likely to have their items stolen or pay exorbitant fees through cross-border transactions, unless they go to a centralized trading platform. This market friction is the key factor limiting the growth of this $50+ billion market.

The ideal solution to this problem is a global virtual asset repository, accessible to anyone, which provides a complete catalog of all items available for sale in real time. Such a repository, when coupled with distributed trust mechanisms, and a reliable low-cost settlement network, will vastly improve price discovery and market liquidity, thereby increasing market size.

WAX will enable a new generation of virtual asset traders, in a similar way that modern marketplaces enabled entrepreneurs to become power sellers online, ride share drivers or hosts for travelers (Alibaba, Amazon, Uber, and Airbnb). These platforms enhanced commerce for millions of small business owners and created hundreds of billions of dollars of new value by making their platforms easy to use and widely available, while simultaneously solving expensive problems like fraud prevention, settlement execution, product and seller reviews, standardized catalogues of product information, supply and demand matching, etc.
— Malcolm CasSelle, President

ICO Information
WAX Tokens will be available for the main ICO sale starting on October 24, 2017 at 1 p.m. UTC. The ICO will run for two weeks and end on November 8, 2017 at 1 p.m. UTC or when the entire ICO sale allocation of WAX tokens have been sold. During the first week of the main sale, only confirmed gamers will have the opportunity to contribute. This is done to ensure maximum token utility as the WAX project develops.

13,750,000 WAX tokens will be released during the ICO sale. The price will start at 300 WAX tokens for 1 ETH and will increase 11 times (adjusting after each increment of 1.25 million WAX tokens sold) to end at 150 WAX tokens for 1 ETH.

If the minimum cap is not reached, funds will be returned to the original investor. Visit the WAX Token website for more information and the contribution address.


ICO Watch: Privatix

What is Privatix?
VPN allows traffic to be encrypted and routed through different locations, and while centralized VPN is available, it has its disadvantages.
From section 7.2 in our whitepaper:
VPN means Virtual Private Network, a secure tunnel between two or more devices. VPN creates a secure tunnel between your computer and the Internet, allowing you to surf the web anonymously from wherever you want. VPN also hides your IP address and changes it to another one. Classic VPN providers use dedicated servers around the world and standard VPN protocols like Openvpn, pptp, l2tp, sstp , etc. VPN shields your privacy, helps to avoid Internet censorship and encrypts your transferred data. The problem of centralized VPN is DPI-based blockers (utilized in China) and data server’s IPs that detect when you use a VPN. VPNs based on the Privatix Network will allow you to surf between millions of exit nodes at the best available speed and use advanced modified VPN connections that are undetectable by DPIs. If you choose to be a peer in the network, you will be able to pay for it by sharing your traffic with other users. If you get more traffic than you give, you will have to pay the difference and vice versa, as the difference will be paid to you.
— Dmitriy Rubtsov, COO

Crowdsale Information
The crowdsale begins on October 19, 2017 at 14:00 UTC and ends on November 16, 2017 at 14:00 UTC. There is a minimum goal of 3,350 Ether and a maximum goal of 57,142 Ether. If the soft cap is not reached, contribution will be refunded to contributors. If the hard cap is reached, the crowdsale will end immediately.

The price per Privatix token (PRIX) is 0.01 Ether (1 Ether = 100 Privatix tokens). There is a bonus structure that is as follows:

First 48 hours: 40% (1 PRIX = 1.4 PRIX)
Week 1: 30% (1 PRIX = 1.3 PRIX)
Week 2: 20% (1 PRIX = 1.2 PRIX)
Week 3: 10% (1 PRIX = 1.1 PRIX)
Week 4: 5% (1 PRIX = 1.05 PRIX)

The smart contract can be found here.

Token Distribution Information
There are a total of 10,000,000 Privatix tokens being created, with 8,000,000 available during the crowdsale. Tokens will be distributed to contributors when the crowdsale is complete.

80%: Crowdsale
7%: Team and future employees
7%: Founders (tokens locked for 12 months)
3%: Presale (complete)
3%: Bounty, advisors, and ICO expenses

Use of Crowdsale Proceeds
The following is a breakdown of the use of crowdsale proceeds based on whether or not the crowdsale reaches the soft cap or hard cap.


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