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Telegram ICO Raises $850 Million

Telegram closed its pre-sale ICO at record-breaking numbers. The team sent a document to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in which they claim that they have generated $850 million, so far. The SAFT backed ICO was aimed at major venture capital firms and other cryptocurrency whales. For putting money in early, these investors will receive discounts on the platform’s GRAM tokens. The public token sale is set for March and the team anticipates it will raise another $600 million more. However, that number may grow after the immediate success of the Telegram pre-sale. The messaging app was founded by Russian entrepreneurs Pavel and Nikolai Durov who banked on their social media company VKontakte. Telegram runs very similarly to WhatsApp but is said to be more secure. Its current business model currently makes no revenue, as Pavel Durov currently pays for all the app’s expenses via the $300 million made from their first social media company. Despite all the excitement around the mobile messaging application and the insane amount of money raised in its pre-ICO, some individuals remain unimpressed. There have been many critics that have questioned the app’s security in the past. The app doesn’t encrypt its messages by default and many just assume it does, but it must be turned on as an additional setting.

Reference: https://cryptocurrencynews.com/icos/ico-news/telegram-ico-850-million/

The Buy In: The Crypto “Shark Tank”

‘The Buy In’ is a new TV show focused on crypto and blockchain. Teams will be competing in a “Shark Tank” style competition to get their ICOs funded – and you get to be one of the sharks. That’s right, in true decentralized form, anybody watching the show will be able to participate in the outcome of the competition and can have a stake in the winning ICO. Seven teams will be competing to show off their ICOs and the power of blockchain behind the project. Over the course of five weeks, one team will be eliminated each week until there are two teams left; the winner is then chosen. Don’t worry; you won’t be making the decisions completely alone. There will be a panel of five blockchain/crypto experts there to help you decide. The panel decides which team goes home each week and who the ultimate winner will be. It is still unclear at this point how much the viewer’s opinion will come into play regarding who is eliminated and who wins. However, in week 4, the viewers will be able to participate in choosing what the teams must do to progress in the competition. In the end, the winning team will be awarded up to 1 million seed tokens, 50% of which will be issued when the ICO goes live.

Reference: https://cryptocurrencynews.com/daily-news/crypto-news/buy-crypto-shark-tank/

BlockDelhi : Blockchain Conference, New Delhi, India

India is gearing up to implement Blockchain solutions in a number of business sectors including banking, finance, retail, insurance, healthcare and governance. The banking sector has already started implementing and experimenting on Blockchain solutions. India’s corporate leaders have studied this technology and now are ready to embrace Blockchain into their mainstream business. Blockchain technology can provide solutions on payments, recordkeeping, data security, landownership records, e-governance and much more.

However, due diligence on cross border payments & the growth of cryptocurrencies against the fiat currency remains to be a key topic of concern among the government and financial sector. This Blackarrow’s BlockDelhi Blockchain conference aims to address these immediate issues and also showcase the implementation of Blockchain technology in India.

Below is the list of Companies Attended the conference:

01. The Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL) will be a first of its kind, future-proof post-quantum value store and decentralized communication layer which tackles the threat Quantum Computing will pose to cryptocurrencies

02. Wanchain connects and exchanges value between different blockchain ledgers in a distributed manner. It uses the latest cryptographic theories to build a non-proprietary cross-chain protocol and a distributed ledger that records both cross-chain and intra-chain transactions​​​

03. The “BlockChain Foundation” has been established under the Section 8, of Companies Act in India as a NOT FOR PROFIT centre for research & development of the BlockChain ecosystem

04. Cointed is an international online exchange for the most crypto and fiat currencies. The company provides Btc-Atm’s, mining and smart payment solutions​

05. Augmate is the leading device management solution for wearable technology and bringing the power of the distributed ledger to the Internet of Things.

06. Jörg Molt – CEO Satoshi School
Founder and expert on Blockchain technology, Bitcoin and crypto currencies. Jörg Molt is a technologist who is one of the founders of Bitcoin. He is a top ranked trainer and speaker on crypto currencies who offers deep level and trusted teachings on this pioneering
technology as it changes the world.

With a knowledge that goes back more than 10 years, he wrote the book: “Die Generation Bitcoin” (The Bitcoin Generation) and is a regular advisor to governments, companies and

individuals around the world.. As an entrepreneur, Jörg has founded several bitcoin businesses and launched the Satoshi School –
which has the simple mission to provide expert education and knowledge on blockchain technology in an accessible and affordable way. Jörg has spoken around the world including the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2016.



07. IOB Fund believes in the emerging blockchain technologies; we also believe that the Interactive Cryptocurrency Offering™ will play an important part in the future of finance

08. UbiatarPlay: THE POWER OF UBIQUITY. A peer to peer marketplace of the Ubiatar Service. Currency to be everywhere.

 

09. Neurogress: A decentralized platform of neural control systems, based on AI software & user-driven algorithm training​

10. Tokenomy: Global token platform for crowdfunding, loyalty points and reward programs. The token revolution starts right here

11. Talentshop: One of the fastest growing ecommerce platforms in China, and estabilished a leading deceteralized ecommerce solution by applying blockchain techonlogy

12. Iwon Webtech Pvt. Ltd.: Top mobile app and web development company, Professional website design and development service provider. Hire dedicated team of Mobile App, Web and Graphic Designer from India.

 

Press Release – UbiatarPlay

“Be everywhere”

A technology ofering a viable and real solution to the ancient dream of mankind:
having the power of ubiquity, or instant transfer to any place.
We have seen this ‘power’ depicted in many productions, notably the teleportation devices in the ‘Star Trek’ sci-f TV shows and movies. Until today it has only been fantasy.
The solution is surprisingly simple and uses the modern smartphones.
Imagine directing a fellow human in another place, acting as your remote physical presence there.
Imagine you giving simple graphical commands that make your Avatar move, explore, examine and interact with things in another place, just like the movie ‘Avatar’ depicted.
Imagine that you can see and hear everything, like you are physically there.

You could be in Paris and at the very same moment be instantly telepresent in San Francisco, with another person as your Avatar in the Bay Area.
The applications that come to mind are endless:
teletourism is one: you could visit the Colosseum without hours of fying to Rome. A regular trip requires a fight, a hotel reservation, restaurants, a lot of physical efforts and normally a week of your time. It is certainly better to travel in the old-fashioned way, but
how many places you would like to visit will you ever really see? Some people have budget limits, some others have time constraints and some others can not move easily.
The teletourism is the only option to travel instantly in places where you would never go in all your life.
Business travels are another application: cut the costs, in time and money, of physical moving.

If you need to visit other places to check for real estate or to visit a factory or to interact with working people, the videoconference option is limiting. You often need to walk around, talk to busy operators, explore buildings. The option of doing this with a
local person acting as your Avatar is a huge reduction in costs and time for most of the business travels.
Think about remote industrial assistance: “let the skills travel, not the bodies”. Many times a high-level technician has to travel to a remote place just to use his skills for an half-an hour operation. If a local less-skilled technician could act as a local Avatar, the total time
usage of the higher-cost technician could be reduced from three days to thirty minutes. In a regular 8 hours shift a technician could work at sixteen operations, instead of a single one in three days.

Another application is the precise control of any job: check if your dog is happy and direct your pet sitter like you are the one running in the park with him. The Gig economy is all about simple jobs that you can delegate to others, but without much control on the
execution. If you direct your Avatar you can check and even precisely command how to carry out each job.
UbiatarPlay, a new hi-tech company, is starting an innovative marketplace where wouldbe Avatars will ofer their physical presence for hire to people wanting to be instantly anywhere in the world.
The frst phase will ofer promotional live broadcast videos from diferent places of the world, free of charge. You will be able to see in real time what is happening in the streets of Rome, Paris and other interesting places; if you fancy it, you will be ofered a free
telepresence session with the local Avatar and direct him/her to watch closely the shop window with the goods you like or enter for you into the museum or shopping center or
place you want. All instantly, easily and from your tablet or PC.
Everybody can also be an Avatar and ofer their service to the world on the marketplace.
What you need to be an Avatar is your body, a smartphone and the Internet.
Like the Ubiatar manifesto claims: “and honest job opportunity to anybody, anywhere”

More info on:
http://www.ubiatarplay.io

Telegram ICO Ups the Ante for Record-Setting Token Presale

The first multibillion-dollar token sale may be just around the corner — if reports about the Telegram ICO are to be
believed, that is. Having just concluded a record-setting $850 million ICO presale, Telegram — the encrypted messaging
application created by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov — has sent prospective investors an email informing them that the
firm will hold a second private presale, according to a report in tech outlet The Verge. Citing anonymous sources, the
publication said that the second round of the Telegram ICO presale is expected to raise nearly as much as the first one,
netting the firm a total raise of more than $1.6 billion — all before the ICO even opens to the public. But although Telegram
does not appear to have any trouble attracting capital to its token sale, many traditional cryptoasset investors are
remaining on the sidelines. Pantera Capital, which was founded in 2013 and describes itself as the first US Bitcoin
investment firm, declined to participate in the Telegram ICO, citing reservations about the project’s lack of transparency.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/1-6-billion-telegram-ico-ups-the-ante-for-record-setting-token-presale/