Merchant Services: How to Accept Bitcoins as Payment?

Shopify integrates Coinbase for its 100k+ merchants

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How to choose a Bitcoin payment gateway and start accepting BTC at your store?

How to choose a Bitcoin payment gateway and start accepting BTC at your store?
Nowadays cryptocurrencies become more and more popular among retail and service companies all over the world. But so far there has not been a high-quality tool that would help you to choose right payment gateway with all necessary functions that you would like to implement into your business.
So, Cryptwerk.com comes to help you!
Our catalogue lists more than 70+ different companies with crypto processing service. Use this link to enter the gateway directory:
https://cryptwerk.com/companies/payment-gateway/
How yo choose a crypto payment gateway for your business?
1. Cryptocurrencies
You must first decide what cryptocurrencies you want to accept.
Use our filters to select those gateways that provide their service with the coins of your choice.
Cryptwerk currently lists 22 most popular cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin.

https://preview.redd.it/a159bm5ok2f41.png?width=270&format=png&auto=webp&s=d5fc9aa14ace542caee769247562384cf2a039d0
You can choose one or several coins, and our website will show you a list of gateways according to your request.
2. Interface
Modern gateways provide various types of services focused on various types of business
Wallet (web or application), ready-made plugins for CMS, various widgets & buttons, POS terminals for offline retailers, sending invoices by email or sms, donation functions.
https://preview.redd.it/pi1xmzvrk2f41.png?width=254&format=png&auto=webp&s=c77f6574391315163d86e76b6866a9e4ba94b630
3. CMS plugins
This option is very useful for people who are using a Content Management System in their work with the website.
With our filters you can find a gateway with the ready-made solution for your CMS.
Thus, the installation will be very quick and easy!
https://preview.redd.it/yrj4pxstk2f41.png?width=265&format=png&auto=webp&s=5a41944920efde92e906f03f464fc95e2dcaad70
Just look at the CMS list supported by cryptographic gateways:
aMember Pro, AppThemes, Arassta, bbPress, BIGcommerce, Blesta, BOX billing, CB paid, Checkfront, CS.cart, DJ-Classifieds, Drupal Commerce, Easydigitaldownloads, ECWID, Event espresso, EventBooking, GIVE donations, HikaSHop, HostCMS, HTML5, Imagine, J2 store, Jigoshop, Joomla, LOADED commerce, Magento, ocStore, Opencart, OScommerce, NATS4, NCR, nopCommerce, PaidMembershipsPro, Payplans, phpMySQL, Planyo, Poster, PrestaShop, RedShop, R_keeper, Shop-Script, Shopify, Shopware, SpreeCommerce, SPY, Sylius, TheCartPress, Thirty Bees, Tomato Cart, Typo3 Multishop, VirtueMart, UberCart, uCommerce, Unique free, Waimea business, WCmarketplace, WHMOS, WooCommerce, Wordpress, WP eCommerce, Wpmudev, XCART, ZENcart, 1С.
4. Lightning network
Some gateways already use network lightning technology. Here you can filter out the companies that provide this service with Bitcoin and Litecoin.
https://preview.redd.it/bv02jdmyk2f41.png?width=264&format=png&auto=webp&s=6fc119562592f6bcf74d04a23681d109229b7098
Using our catalogue and filters you can choose the exact payment gateway that will meet the needs of your business.
Also, here you can see the rating of payment gateways according to our data. The rating depends on gateway popularity among merchants registered on Cryptwerk.com
https://preview.redd.it/scb70wr1l2f41.png?width=579&format=png&auto=webp&s=54e8a9d554955b7739d5e16be2056cd0df2d6f9e
We can mark first 5 companies that are most popular among our merchants.
You can safely use any of these gateways, each of which provides quality service proven by thousands of merchants.
We hope this article will be useful to all merchants who are thinking of starting to accept Bitcoin, and other popular cryptocurrencies.
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Shopify now accepting bitcoin :)

Shopify now accepting bitcoin :) submitted by gtir123 to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

70+ crypto gateways for your store/business. How to choose and start accepting cryptocurrencies?

70+ crypto gateways for your store/business. How to choose and start accepting cryptocurrencies?
Nowadays cryptocurrencies become more and more popular among retail and service companies all over the world. By our statistics we observe monthly growth of stores, markets, services, websites accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment.
But so far there has not been a high-quality tool that would help you to choose right payment gateway with all necessary functions that you would like to implement into your business.
So, Cryptwerk.com comes to help you!
Our catalogue lists more than 70+ different companies with crypto processing service.
Use this link to enter the gateway directory.
https://cryptwerk.com/companies/payment-gateway/
1. Cryptocurrencies
You must first decide what cryptocurrencies you want to accept.
Use our filters to select those gateways that provide their service with the coins of your choice.
Cryptwerk currently lists 22 most popular cryptocurrencies:
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Dogecoin, XRP, Monero, Ethereum Classic, Zcash, Tron, Digibyte, EOS, Qtum, Bitcoin Gold, NEO, Binance Coin, Decred, Verge, Groestlcoin, Bytecoin, Komodo.

https://preview.redd.it/eh44eqye8ze41.png?width=273&format=png&auto=webp&s=84f46f4405daba9923967e6977653ebaca21ac70
You can choose one or several coins, and our website will show you a list of gateways according to your request.
2. Interface
Modern gateways provide various types of services focused on various types of business
Wallet (web or application), ready-made plugins for CMS, various widgets & buttons, POS terminals for offline retailers, sending invoices by email or sms, donation functions.
https://preview.redd.it/0bxttzmg8ze41.png?width=254&format=png&auto=webp&s=239cd34d872377c2ff19edaaf79a74572e8f94fc
3. CMS plugins
This option is very useful for people who are using a Content Management System in their work with the website.
With our filters you can find a gateway with the ready-made solution for your CMS.
Thus, the installation will be very quick and easy!
Just look at the CMS list supported by cryptographic gateways:
aMember Pro, AppThemes, Arassta, bbPress, BIGcommerce, Blesta, BOX billing, CB paid, Checkfront, CS.cart, DJ-Classifieds, Drupal Commerce, Easydigitaldownloads, ECWID, Event espresso, EventBooking, GIVE donations, HikaSHop, HostCMS, HTML5, Imagine, J2 store, Jigoshop, Joomla, LOADED commerce, Magento, ocStore, Opencart, OScommerce, NATS4, NCR, nopCommerce, PaidMembershipsPro, Payplans, phpMySQL, Planyo, Poster, PrestaShop, RedShop, R_keeper, Shop-Script, Shopify, Shopware, SpreeCommerce, SPY, Sylius, TheCartPress, Thirty Bees, Tomato Cart, Typo3 Multishop, VirtueMart, UberCart, uCommerce, Unique free, Waimea business, WCmarketplace, WHMOS, WooCommerce, Wordpress, WP eCommerce, Wpmudev, XCART, ZENcart, 1С.
https://preview.redd.it/cukjy4wk8ze41.png?width=265&format=png&auto=webp&s=e4ef8a9ee89cfd93fb2aedf8290c73bce6df9354
4. Lightning network
Some gateways already use network lightning technology. Here you can filter out the companies that provide this service with Bitcoin and Litecoin.

https://preview.redd.it/3ffrhytm8ze41.png?width=264&format=png&auto=webp&s=1891680a37fcd431bbe32204021590d687bb491e
Using our catalogue and filters you can choose the exact payment gateway that will meet the needs of your business.
Also, here you can see the rating of payment gateways according to our data. The rating depends on gateway popularity among merchants registered on Cryptwerk.com
https://preview.redd.it/yh2p2dun8ze41.png?width=579&format=png&auto=webp&s=77c41d705ebd8f52f22de7d18b491b315850db92
We can mark first 5 companies that are most popular among our merchants.
You can safely use any of these gateways, each of which provides quality service proven by thousands of merchants.
We hope this article will be useful to all merchants who are thinking of starting to accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and other popular cryptocurrencies.
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r/Bitcoin recap - August 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 32nd monthly Bitcoin news recap.
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you an overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com
A recap of Bitcoin in August 2019
Adoption
Development * Bitcoin Core Developer Andrew Chow is straming his code tests on Twitch (7 Aug)
Security
Mining
Business
Education
Regulation & Politics
Archeology (Financial Incumbents)
Price & Trading
Fun & Other
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[FULOOSCOIN] Welcome to our Community and everything you need to know in a few minutes.

What is Fuloos Coin and why should we use it?

Fuloos Coin is an open-source digital currency, allowing merchants and users across the globe to send transactions fast and with low fees. We officially released Fuloos Coin on December 1st, 2017.
We are the next digital currency that uses the Scrypt Algorithm to allow users to transact their funds fast and with low fees across the world without delays with the ability to stake your coins to earn interest on your funds.
Fuloos Coin has grown a lot since we started in 2017, reaching other 20,000+ members supporting the community and the development team for the future of the Fuloos making us the most affordable cryptocurrencie for merchants and users around the world making it easier to pay for services, friends or employees with almost instant transactions.
Our main infrastructure is backed by multiple dedicated nodes to insure our network never goes down and allowing users to use Fuloos Coin any time of the day providing a secure and reliable environment for merchants with no downtime what's so ever.

Where can I buy Fuloos Coins?

Here's a list of the current exchange platforms that allow you to trade FLS with different cryptocurrencies:
We are hoping to be listed on many more exchanges over the coming weeks to improve the accessibility of purchasing coins and daily trading for Fuloos.
Any other questions regarding this? Please, contact one of the team members in one of the social chats we provide.

What is staking?

Staking also known as Proof-of-Stake or POS, is the ability for Fuloos Coin holders to earn interest on their funds with our inbuilt stake-miner into our desktop wallets which allows our network to run smoothly with our community support by validating transactions or by mining blocks just by keeping your wallet open.
For example, if I had 1000 Fuloos Coin's and if the transaction's dates have been longer than seven days, I could potentially earn 0.85 Fuloos Coin's every 10 minutes.
Technical Specifications:
If you would like to know more information about staking your funds, you can use our own calculator to find out how much you can earn.
Proof-of-Stake Calculator

Where can I store my coins?

There are several options on places to store your coins, starting from the exchange platforms which have inner wallets like Stocks.Exchange. However, the most secure way to store your coins is to keep it in outside wallets. Here’s a list of wallet options to store your coins:
Choose the best option that is suitable for you and don’t feel shy to ask us for help when setting up your wallet. Please, understand that your wallet is a source where you store your funds. Take it seriously, use all the available protection methods (backups, 2FA, complicated passwords).

Are there any local communities presented in my native language?

Definitely, Fuloos Coin is a cryptocurrencie with supporters all over the world. Be the first one to hear news in your native language and meet other users in our community!
You can see our community managers via our official team page on our website and also can ask questions in our chats to speak one of the community managers directly, if you have any suggestions for the Fuloos Team or your local community.

Can I use Fuloos Coin as a payment method? Is it possible to spend the coins in a store, shop, hotel, etc.?

Of course, you can purchase items or buy goods/services using Fuloos. We are currently working on our new merchant platform which will allow online store owners to accept Fuloos easily using a created plugin by our development team.
Popular E-commerce Platforms will be supported:
If you are a developer and would like to help create service or integrate Fuloos into your own website, you can use the created PHP Class created by LiteSpeed to make it easier to install and use, there will also be a c++ version released soon for programs integration.
https://github.com/LiteSpeedDev/FuloosRPC/

Social Links & Community Chats.

Following our social media and joining our community chats will allow you to keep up to date with the Fuloos Development and News relating to Fuloos Partners and Announcements.
The Fuloos team is glad to welcome every new user into our community. Join our family to be a part of one of the most prospective cryptocurrencies and enjoy it!
Yours truly,
LiteSpeed, CryptoKnight & the Fuloos Team.
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Decred Journal — May 2018

Note: New Reddit look may not highlight links. See old look here. A copy is hosted on GitHub for better reading experience. Check it out, contains photo of the month! Also on Medium

Development

dcrd: Significant optimization in signature hash calculation, bloom filters support was removed, 2x faster startup thanks to in-memory full block index, multipeer work advancing, stronger protection against majority hashpower attacks. Additionally, code refactoring and cleanup, code and test infrastructure improvements.
In dcrd and dcrwallet developers have been experimenting with new modular dependency and versioning schemes using vgo. @orthomind is seeking feedback for his work on reproducible builds.
Decrediton: 1.2.1 bugfix release, work on SPV has started, chart additions are in progress. Further simplification of the staking process is in the pipeline (slack).
Politeia: new command line tool to interact with Politeia API, general development is ongoing. Help with testing will soon be welcome: this issue sets out a test plan, join #politeia to follow progress and participate in testing.
dcrdata: work ongoing on improved design, adding more charts and improving Insight API support.
Android: design work advancing.
Decred's own DNS seeder (dcrseeder) was released. It is written in Go and it properly supports service bit filtering, which will allow SPV nodes to find full nodes that support compact filters.
Ticket splitting service by @matheusd entered beta and demonstrated an 11-way split on mainnet. Help with testing is much appreciated, please join #ticket_splitting to participate in splits, but check this doc to learn about the risks. Reddit discussion here.
Trezor support is expected to land in their next firmware update.
Decred is now supported by Riemann, a toolbox from James Prestwich to construct transactions for many UTXO-based chains from human-readable strings.
Atomic swap with Ethereum on testnet was demonstrated at Blockspot Conference LATAM.
Two new faces were added to contributors page.
Dev activity stats for May: 238 active PRs, 195 master commits, 32,831 added and 22,280 deleted lines spread across 8 repositories. Contributions came from 4-10 developers per repository. (chart)

Network

Hashrate: rapid growth from ~4,000 TH/s at the beginning of the month to ~15,000 at the end with new all time high of 17,949. Interesting dynamic in hashrate distribution across mining pools: coinmine.pl share went down from 55% to 25% while F2Pool up from 2% to 44%. [Note: as of June 6, the hashrate continues to rise and has already passed 22,000 TH/s]
Staking: 30-day average ticket price is 91.3 DCR (+0.8), stake participation is 46.9% (+0.8%) with 3.68 million DCR locked (+0.15). Min price was 85.56. On May 11 ticket price surged to 96.99, staying elevated for longer than usual after such a pump. Locked DCR peaked at 47.17%. jet_user on reddit suggested that the DCR for these tickets likely came from a miner with significant hashrate.
Nodes: there are 226 public listening and 405 normal nodes per dcred.eu. Version distribution: 45% on v1.2.0 (up from 24% last month), 39% on v1.1.2, 15% on v1.1.0 and 1% running outdaded versions.

ASICs

Obelisk team posted an update. Current hashrate estimate of DCR1 is 1200 GH/s at 500 W and may still change. The chips came back at 40% the speed of the simulated results, it is still unknown why. Batch 1 units may get delayed 1-2 weeks past June 30. See discussions on decred and on siacoin.
@SiaBillionaire estimated that 7940 DCR1 units were sold in Batches 1-5, while Lynmar13 shared his projections of DCR1 profitability (reddit).
A new Chinese miner for pre-order was noticed by our Telegram group. Woodpecker WB2 specs 1.5 TH/s at 1200 W, costs 15,000 CNY (~2,340 USD) and the initial 150 units are expected to ship on Aug 15. (pow8.comtranslated)
Another new miner is iBelink DSM6T: 6 TH/s at 2100 W costing $6,300 (ibelink.co). Shipping starts from June 5. Some concerns and links were posted in these two threads.

Integrations

A new mining pool is available now: altpool.net. It uses PPLNS model and takes 1% fee.
Another infrastructure addition is tokensmart.io, a newly audited stake pool with 0.8% fee. There are a total of 14 stake pools now.
Exchange integrations:
OpenBazaar released an update that allows one to trade cryptocurrencies, including DCR.
@i2Rav from i2trading is now offering two sided OTC market liquidity on DCUSD in #trading channel.
Paytomat, payments solution for point of sale and e-commerce, integrated Decred. (missed in April issue)
CoinPayments, a payment processor supporting Decred, developed an integration with @Shopify that allows connected merchants to accept cryptocurrencies in exchange for goods.

Adoption

New merchants:
An update from VotoLegal:
michae2xl: Voto Legal: CEO Thiago Rondon of Appcívico, has already been contacted by 800 politicians and negotiations have started with four pre-candidates for the presidency (slack, source tweet)
Blockfolio rolled out Signal Beta with Decred in the list. Users who own or watch a coin will automatically receive updates pushed by project teams. Nice to see this Journal made it to the screenshot!
Placeholder Ventures announced that Decred is their first public investment. Their Investment Thesis is a clear and well researched overview of Decred. Among other great points it noted the less obvious benefit of not doing an ICO:
By choosing not to pre-sell coins to speculators, the financial rewards from Decred’s growth most favor those who work for the network.
Alex Evans, a cryptoeconomics researcher who recently joined Placeholder, posted his 13-page Decred Network Analysis.

Marketing

@Dustorf published March–April survey results (pdf). It analyzes 166 responses and has lots of interesting data. Just an example:
"I own DECRED because I saw a YouTube video with DECRED Jesus and after seeing it I was sold."
May targeted advertising report released. Reach @timhebel for full version.
PiedPiperCoin hired our advisors.
More creative promos by @jackliv3r: Contributing, Stake Now, The Splitting, Forbidden Exchange, Atomic Swaps.
Reminder: Stakey has his own Twitter account where he tweets about his antics and pours scorn on the holders of expired tickets.
"Autonomy" coin sculpture is available at sigmasixdesign.com.

Events

BitConf in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Jake Yocom-Piatt presented "Decentralized Central Banking". Note the mini stakey on one of the photos. (articletranslated, photos: 1 2 album)
Wicked Crypto Meetup in Warsaw, Poland. (video, photos: 1 2)
Decred Polska Meetup in Katowice, Poland. First known Decred Cake. (photos: 1 2)
Austin Hispanic Hackers Meetup in Austin, USA.
Consensus 2018 in New York, USA. See videos in the Media section. Select photos: booth, escort, crew, moon boots, giant stakey. Many other photos and mentions were posted on Twitter. One tweet summarized Decred pretty well:
One project that stands out at #Consensus2018 is @decredproject. Not annoying. Real tech. Humble team. #BUIDL is strong with them. (@PallerJohn)
Token Summit in New York, USA. @cburniske and @jmonegro from Placeholder talked "Governance and Cryptoeconomics" and spoke highly of Decred. (twitter coverage: 1 2, video, video (from 32 min))
Campus Party in Bahia, Brazil. João Ferreira aka @girino and Gabriel @Rhama were introducing Decred, talking about governance and teaching to perform atomic swaps. (photos)
Decred was introduced to the delegates from Shanghai's Caohejing Hi-Tech Park, organized by @ybfventures.
Second Decred meetup in Hangzhou, China. (photos)
Madison Blockchain in Madison, USA. "Lots of in-depth questions. The Q&A lasted longer than the presentation!". (photo)
Blockspot Conference Latam in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (photos: 1, 2)
Upcoming events:
There is a community initiative by @vj to organize information related to events in a repository. Jump in #event_planning channel to contribute.

Media

Decred scored B (top 3) in Weiss Ratings and A- (top 8) in Darpal Rating.
Chinese institute is developing another rating system for blockchains. First round included Decred (translated). Upon release Decred ranked 26. For context, Bitcoin ranked 13.
Articles:
Audios:
Videos:

Community Discussions

Community stats: Twitter 39,118 (+742), Reddit 8,167 (+277), Slack 5,658 (+160). Difference is between May 5 and May 31.
Reddit highlights: transparent up/down voting on Politeia, combining LN and atomic swaps, minimum viable superorganism, the controversial debate on Decred contractor model (people wondered about true motives behind the thread), tx size and fees discussion, hard moderation case, impact of ASICs on price, another "Why Decred?" thread with another excellent pitch by solar, fee analysis showing how ticket price algorithm change was controversial with ~100x cut in miner profits, impact of ticket splitting on ticket price, recommendations on promoting Decred, security against double spends and custom voting policies.
@R3VoLuT1OneR posted a preview of a proposal from his company for Decred to offer scholarships for students.
dcrtrader gained a couple of new moderators, weekly automatic threads were reconfigured to monthly and empty threads were removed. Currently most trading talk happens on #trading and some leaks to decred. A separate trading sub offers some advantages: unlimited trading talk, broad range of allowed topics, free speech and transparent moderation, in addition to standard reddit threaded discussion, permanent history and search.
Forum: potential social attacks on Decred.
Slack: the #governance channel created last month has seen many intelligent conversations on topics including: finite attention of decision makers, why stakeholders can make good decisions (opposed to a common narrative than only developers are capable of making good decisions), proposal funding and contractor pre-qualification, Cardano and Dash treasuries, quadratic voting, equality of outcome vs equality of opportunity, and much more.
One particularly important issue being discussed is the growing number of posts arguing that on-chain governance and coin voting is bad. Just a few examples from Twitter: Decred is solving an imagined problem (decent response by @jm_buirski), we convince ourselves that we need governance and ticket price algo vote was not controversial, on-chain governance hurts node operators and it is too early for it, it robs node operators of their role, crypto risks being captured by the wealthy, it is a huge threat to the whole public blockchain space, coin holders should not own the blockchain.
Some responses were posted here and here on Twitter, as well as this article by Noah Pierau.

Markets

The month of May has seen Decred earn some much deserved attention in the markets. DCR started the month around 0.009 BTC and finished around 0.0125 with interim high of 0.0165 on Bittrex. In USD terms it started around $81 and finished around $92, temporarily rising to $118. During a period in which most altcoins suffered, Decred has performed well; rising from rank #45 to #30 on Coinmarketcap.
The addition of a much awaited KRW pair on Upbit saw the price briefly double on some exchanges. This pair opens up direct DCR to fiat trading in one of the largest cryptocurrency markets in the world.
An update from @i2Rav:
We have begun trading DCR in large volume daily. The interest around DCR has really started to grow in terms of OTC quote requests. More and more customers are asking about trading it.
Like in previous month, Decred scores high by "% down from ATH" indicator being #2 on onchainfx as of June 6.

Relevant External

David Vorick (@taek) published lots of insights into the world of ASIC manufacturing (reddit). Bitmain replied.
Bitmain released an ASIC for Equihash (archived), an algorithm thought to be somewhat ASIC-resistant 2 years ago.
Three pure PoW coins were attacked this month, one attempting to be ASIC resistant. This shows the importance of Decred's PoS layer that exerts control over miners and allows Decred to welcome ASIC miners for more PoW security without sacrificing sovereignty to them.
Upbit was raided over suspected fraud and put under investigation. Following news reported no illicit activity was found and suggested and raid was premature and damaged trust in local exchanges.
Circle, the new owner of Poloniex, announced a USD-backed stablecoin and Bitmain partnership. The plan is to make USDC available as a primary market on Poloniex. More details in the FAQ.
Poloniex announced lower trading fees.
Bittrex plans to offer USD trading pairs.
@sumiflow made good progress on correcting Decred market cap on several sites:
speaking of market cap, I got it corrected on coingecko, cryptocompare, and worldcoinindex onchainfx, livecoinwatch, and cryptoindex.co said they would update it about a month ago but haven't yet I messaged coinlib.io today but haven't got a response yet coinmarketcap refused to correct it until they can verify certain funds have moved from dev wallets which is most likely forever unknowable (slack)

About This Issue

Some source links point to Slack messages. Although Slack hides history older than ~5 days, you can read individual messages if you paste the message link into chat with yourself. Digging the full conversation is hard but possible. The history of all channels bridged to Matrix is saved in Matrix. Therefore it is possible to dig history in Matrix if you know the timestamp of the first message. Slack links encode the timestamp: https://decred.slack.com/archives/C5H9Z63AA/p1525528370000062 => 1525528370 => 2018-05-05 13:52:50.
Most information from third parties is relayed directly from source after a minimal sanity check. The authors of Decred Journal have no ability to verify all claims. Please beware of scams and do your own research.
Your feedback is precious. You can post on GitHub, comment on Reddit or message us in #writers_room channel.
Credits (Slack names, alphabetical order): bee, Richard-Red, snr01 and solar.
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Community-led Discord AMA Transcript - October 12th, 2018

On October 12, our CEO - Marshall, Director of Product - Patrick, Director of Business Operations - Kristal, and Senior iOS Engineer - Ephraim stopped by the community-led Discord channel to answer your questions. Here’s a transcript of the questions and answers.

On Crumbs...

meakkineni: Can you give us some Crumbs stats? Like the number of downloads, total amount managed by Crumbs etc
Patrick: Unfortunately cannot go into detail but we are into the thousands of users.
meakkineni: From the jobs postings looks like you are recruiting more people for Crumbs. Can you tell us about some of the exciting new features that are going to be implemented?
Patrick: Expect to see on-demand purchase of crypto bundles, mainnet deposits and withdraws, integration with Metal Pay, and more coins! Over the coming months, we plan to offer lower fees for MTL holders, unlock features, and more!
Abu: Is Crumbs going to include any gamification aspects in the future? How is the marketing strategy for Crumbs differ from pay?
Patrick: Yes, we will add an element of gamification in the future, the current focus is user acquisition
Marshall: Yes big surprise coming here, but I'll save that one for later. the marketing strategy will be closely tied together for both apps as they are tied together, and you will see this from a technical and feature perspective as time progresses

On Metal Pay…

red: How come we don't have referrals yet? Are we holding the feature back for some reason?
Ephraim: Referrals is one of the most exciting features we have in the works, because not only is it a technical challenge on both front-end and back-end, but it also introduces a new way to earn Pop. In fact, we’re just about wrapping up and finalizing the details for this feature, while making plans to translate the tech to support even more ways to earn rewards in the app. Something to look out for in version 1.1.0 😏
flumpson: My biggest hurdle in getting people to sign up is that their bank doesn’t work. In my case it was Citi. When will there be router and account number signup for people who aren’t served by plaid?
Ephraim: Currently the app integrates Plaid, a bank-linking SDK that supports over 90% of U.S. banking customers and is used by some of the biggest names in FinTech. We are aware however that online banking is required with your financial institution, and one way around that is routing/account number input. This feature is on our roadmap as a new service that will verify your account via micro-deposit. TLDR; it’s definitely coming!
Mondo: How do you see Metal Pay taking market share from the more popular apps like Venmo and CashApp? What will convince new users to switch over?
Marshall: I really believe through innovation, amazing user experience and specifically the value proposition to users on new behaviors and new technology. Specifically, I believe PoPP and the interactions with crypto to be completely new behaviors that the mass market is yet to be introduced to. Being paid (currency not points) for making a payment? I think this is a new concept and one that Metal owns. What will convince them? This is the hard question. A viral campaign that gets our apps out there, with proper messaging and the right endorsements I believe is key. Finding the viral loop, increasing our K factor (number of invites that every new user brings). When I started this company I recognized that design, user interface, user experience, incentives, and proper information were the biggest holes in cryptocurrency. We are hitting on all of these pieces.
Mondo: “A viral campaign that gets our apps out there, with proper messaging and the right endorsements I believe is key. Finding the viral loop, increasing our K factor (number of invites that every new user brings)" - is there an estimated date for this campaign? I'm sure your community would love to help where possible as well.
Marshall: We are in the process now of smoke testing our campaign strategies, and we will certainly be involving the community as we begin.
biyamin: "I am not okay putting my social security number in [Metal Pay]. Is there another way?"
Ephraim: This is one of mostly heard feedback, and we’re aware of the friction it can cause among new users. However, it is due to our financial partners' requirements, U.S. law, and FDIC insured Cash balance (we create a bank account on behalf of users) that prompt us to ask for SSN during on-boarding. Rest assured, we have a plan in placed to make onboarding as streamlined as possible, especially when SSN no longer serves as a fool-proof means of identity verification, due to recent security breaches by large firms. Finally, we have in our roadmap to allow users onto the Metal platform with limited KYC.
Marshall: Yes in the future you will be able to skip over this requirement, however linking in personal information will make you eligible for PoPP (this serves as the anchor), without it you won't be able to access those rewards and some special features like having a bank account with us.
jake_eisenberg11: When will Metal Pay release in New York happen?
Marshall: This is a tough one, it will happen upon one of two things coming to fruition. An exchange partner joins us who has a Bitlicense and will deeply integrate their back-end with us or us acquiring our Money Transmission License for NY and the accompanying Bitlicense (which if this is the case will take at least 1 year). That being said we're shooting for the former obviously, a partner to help us fast track and we've got a few in the pipeline
[A bunch of different people]: When will Metal Pay release in [insert location here]?
Kristal: I can assist with all the WHEN will Metal Pay release in MY STATE or COUNTRY. We have no firm timelines on either, but we are pursuing all states and expanding to Europe/Asia simultaneously… Ditto for Crumbs.
Jan: Quick one - Metal Pay debit cards?
Marshall: VERY SOON, it's next up on our feature roadmap
redruggles5: Really excited about Metal Pay for merchants, particularly micro-business. Are you able to tell us how that will look and where in the timeline that is? Do you have plans to integrate with current bookkeeping software like QuickBooks, plans for accepting credit cards/integration with Pay, etc? The biggest objection I get is in regards to integration with their current system, the ability to accept cards, addition of QR codes or another private way for customers to pay besides their phone number. Lastly, will there be a separate referral system for merchants?
Marshall: We are very excited as well, in terms of merchants we are going to start with the integrations into existing POS. Integrating with QuickBooks and Intuit are a must for crypto record keeping for S/M/L business, we have ambitious plans for this. Referral system for merchants via consumer - YES.
ekasu: Is there a possibility to increase the Metal Pay bank transfer speed (from 1 day or so currently to within the same day like Venmo) to increase competitiveness/attraction?
Marshall: Yes with Instant ACH for US customers, a feature we will be adding and is in the PF board on Jira
Bitcoinbella: Are there any plans for retail stores to use Metal yet?
Marshall: Yes, a big part of our plan of attack here is to launch first with the debit card so we can go anywhere Visa/MC is accepted. The next step is to go after small business with technical integrations through payment partners as well as simple QR codes at the register similar to Wechat/Alipay (China really inspires me). Technical integrations - this means WooCommerce, WordPress, Shopify, Authorize.net, etc, and for physical brick and mortar stores working directly with processors (lots of them see Square as a threat and are much larger, eventually Square will go to cut out interchange and stick it to the credit card companies, many partnership opportunities abound)
jake_eisenberg11: When cannabis merchant service?!?!?!
Marshall: We have pivoted away from high-risk merchants, that being said crypto is like cash and is permission-less. The bank poses no restrictions on what you do with cash withdrawn from the ATM unless you are doing something that could be considered illegal or pose harm to the bank. Very similar to us, replace paper cash with crypto.
ekasu: What is the deadline looking for these features: (a) transfer Metal to erc20 wallet/Metal vault; (b) use Metal Pay with merchants
Marshall: Mainnet deposit/withdrawal early end of this year or January. Metal merchants will kick off with our card integration for consumers, integrations for Merchant will start next year (upon hiring more developers) Glenn very early on built a very cool WordPress plugin for WooCommerce. These integrations for WP, Shopify, etc will come first and most likely early in 2019.
meakkineni: Looking at things so far, I have a feeling that PoPP score implementation has barely started. What is the time frame we are looking for it to go live?
Marshall: PoPP score is implemented just not integrated into the UI, this is a high priority one for us.

On MTL...

Decoder1: There's been talk about making the MTL token more prominent in both Crumbs and MetalPay. Some things which have been mentioned are discounted fee's, moving it to the top of the buy list, unlocking special features and obviously the increased POPP score which has already been confirmed. Are these still in the works or have they been shelved? If so are there any other bonus features Metal are considering?
Marshall: I'm really looking forward to adding these additional features to highlight the special function of MTL inside the Metal ecosystem of apps. Some things that have not been talked about yet are early access on special features for users with a MTL balance, gamified features to unlock surge PoPP, partner integrations and more.
NilesCrane: What will be the utility of the MTL token when other tokens are available to be popped? What will being the 'native currency' for the Metallicus apps involve and why would you expect this to drive the token price higher when other tokens are available in the same network?
kt: When will we start to see some other utilities for the MTL token through pay and Crumbs etc, other than the existing PoPP mechanism, and what are they likely to be?
Ephraim: We have a grand vision of how Metal and Pop will play a role in your daily experience on the Metal platform. Although we can’t go into too much detail into the features we have in our roadmap, we can say that MTL token will be an essential part of the Metal platform and overall ecosystem. Earning Pop when making payments is the stepping stone to realizing this vision, as we become the best, most rewarding, and user-friendly payments/crypto platform on the market.
Deaethtofiat: Will Metal's [ticker] still be changing?
Marshall: That [$XMT] is something we want to do upon announcing our mainnet chain.
Tblgu: Did Metal pay a fee for Bittrex relisting?
Kristal: Simple answer is no. We haven't seen any American-based exchanges charging for listings, and we believe the Bittrex re-listing was based entirely on the merits of our company.
marc0o: I know it might take a while until Metal reaches Europe. My favorite and IMO very promising exchange (Lykke) often gets the question whether PayPal can be used to deposit EUR or FIAT in general. Do you think it would be possible and useful to partner up with exchanges to provide FIAT deposits/withdraws?
Marshall: Yes we absolutely do and are talking to top exchanges right now, there are so many exchanges that are crypto/crypto only and we think we make a very nice fit for an integration to be the onramp/offramp, p2p payments, spending and link to the merchant world. This is a critical part of our business model and so far we are seeing HEAVY interest.
lemme: Why is Metal selling so much $MTL from the operational pool for such a low price?
Marshall: Selling and spending are two different things, so I think one of the assumptions is that selling = spending which is not the case. Yes, we are selling MTL to fund our operating bank, but not spending it at the rate that we are selling it. We are doing this because of three reasons: (1) We raised a very small amount last year to build out our apps (which arguably we have delivered) $3m vs most crypto startups raising $20m+ and we have delivered much, much more. (2) We need to demonstrate a full year of burn in the bank account to close the audit. (3) We need to close the audit to retain our money transmission licenses to get all fifty states, Europe as well, in addition to certain features like in app-exchange that we do directly. We're actively growing the company and as soon as we close Series A we will stop selling and focus on accumulating (not only MTL, but certainly as much MTL as we can get our hands on while diversifying).
ekasu: How likely is that more MTL is taken out of the operational pool in the short term, which can decrease the price much more?
Marshall: MTL will be taken out of the operational pool until the successful closing of our financing round which we are in the process of right now
meakkineni: Have you come up with any other significant use cases for MTL apart from BNB style use case in Crumbs and building a better PoPP score?
Marshall: Yes, and you will be hearing more about that as we plan to release an updated paper showcasing the fully decentralized aspects of the chain we are building.

On Metal…

marc0o: I hope I remember it right. A while ago Marshall talked about Metal being a service targeting people that do not have a bank account. Is this still on the roadmap?
Marshall: Yes it is. I know it may not appear that way right now but I firmly believe a good product keeps a narrow execution and a large vision. So the first part of the network and what will eventually become decentralized is starting on the equivalent of testnet or centralized (this is not too different than Bitcoin or Ethereum in the early days). We’re starting with linked bank accounts and moving to keep that as an option that people can skip over and opt to choose a stable coin, all while creating a Metal profile and [obtaining a] PoPP score.
Parker: Would Metal consider doing token buybacks (a la BNB)? Are they even legal in the U.S.? Could doing so make Metal a security?
Marshall: As a company, we will buy different cryptocurrencies at different times depending upon the market situation, buying MTL is something that we will do, as far as any guarantee to x amount being bought back per quarter or percentage of profit, that is most likely indefinitely off the table for a US company.
CryptoSheffield: Do you “own” the PoPP concept?
Marshall: We own trademarks yes, the first mention of media and are working on a provisional patent. This type of thing is very hard to get a patent for even harder to defend right now.
Future: Some people noticed Sid no longer on the website. Has he moved on? If so what's the story there?
Kristal: Sid put together some beautiful designs and helped shape and create the early stages of Metal until it's launch. As we move into the next stage of post-launch, we amicably parted ways with Sid and wish him continued success wherever he goes. As a company, we're on the hunt for a Principal Designer to continue our progress on great design and user interface, to push us into the next phase of our product.
Marshall: I'd also like to add design is incredibly important to me and the reason I hired Sid. If you follow my work from my first crypto/fintech startup I've always been a stickler for amazing user experience and design, specifically with Metal I'm going above and beyond and creating what I believe to be a work of art, something that will be on showcase in the Moma in 20 years from now on a design exhibit.
SciGuy: You guys still thinking of launching in Korea? Of all the places, this is where I'm actually going to be paying very close attention. Korea loves crypto.
Marshall: BIG TIME. We want to enter the Korean market ASAP as we know we have quite a few fans there. The goal is to quickly enter the international market by the end of this year. Now that Nebula is working the next hurdles are bank/FI partners, licensing, localization and marketing (its more complicated than that but those are the critical pieces to expansion). Keep in mind we will be allowing anyone in the world to sign up in the future and skip bank while choosing a stablecoin as their "bank" fiat choice. This goes back to the unbanked question. If we just release a crypto wallet and say tada we've banked the unbanked... have we really? I'm serious when I say it. And you can see it in the progression with our products and the vision. Gotta link existing banked citizens along with merchants and unbanked, they all must be in the same ecosystem. Otherwise, the dream can't become a reality.
andrea: I would like to ask about timing. I remember there was a talk about things that could be done before EOY such as new crypto implementing PoPP; debit card, series A round.
Marshall: Yes, I'm happy to say this is all on track. In terms of fundraising round, I believe the missing link for us is demonstrating user growth and b2b client acquisition, something we are working on fiercely right now. One of the things I saw in Dogecoin community that was really awesome was the involvement of the community in viral campaigns (especially for good) such as NascaJosh Wise, Doge for water, Sending the Jamaican bobsled team to the Winter Olympics.
nofomo: Anything you can share about things to look forward to before EOY? Any big partnerships, etc.? From a marketing perspective, are there ways that MTL can showcase or communicate SEC compliance more? Not to flaunt it, but as people scramble out of bad projects/Tether, etc., it might help to get more info out there. When Desk, and can we expect to see USD/MTL pairs?
Marshall: We have quite a few new features coming: PoPP in under ten minutes always, PoPP notifier so you can know if a payment is PoPP eligible, API for other companies (exchanges, cryptos, FIs), adding more cryptos for PoPP funnel, buy functionality, mainnet deposit/withdrawal. Partnerships we have a few big ones in the pipeline 😉 In terms of compliance I think our actions speak louder than words, we operated very differently than 99% of the other companies in the space and focused heavily on compliance in a rapidly evolving landscape. We were chastised initially for keeping the token offering private and to accredited but in the long run this was the correct way to operate and we're seeing that now. Desk/Vault is postponed until next year as we have more than enough to conquer right now on Pay/Crumbs... USD/MTL pairs, soon!!! Not just with us, but on other exchanges we anticipate.
meakkineni: Has any other banks shown interest in Metal lately?
Marshall: Yes, a few big ones, as well as smaller tier 2 banks
meakkineni: Is there any tangible benefit Metal has gained so far by sponsoring Necker Cup?
Marshall: Yes, quite a bit with partners we are in talks with now, in addition to bringing in investors in our next financing round... Not to forget influencers!
cryptoandcannabis: Is there any institutional support for Metal being shown, even in preliminary stages? Now that traditional asset custodians such as Fidelity are in the mix maybe MTL can become a slice of people's crypto asset class
Marshall: We are starting to see interest from the big custodians in the space, very exciting times. Fidelity recently entering has really helped this, in addition, several trust companies are opening up.

On Metal Blockchain…

1Chance: Will [Metal] consider supporting any of the stablecoins?
Marshall: Yes, all of the good ones we will be supporting.
Yannik: Will be some parts of the new Metal Blockchain open source? And based on Stellar?
Marshall: Yes it most certainly will be open source and anyone can connect to our public network. Based on Stellar? Where are you getting this information? 😛
Québécoiserie: Are you working on Metal Blockchain now or has it not started yet?
Marshall: We are in the very beginning phases and testing the assumptions for PoPP on our centralized back-end. Additionally, we are in the process of raising a funding round, The Metal Foundation will be running the open source initiative when we launch it next year.
Decoder1: There is a lot of talk about a Metal blockchain - this sounds exciting but also quite ambitious because it can take years to achieve the fine tuning and security required to develop a new blockchain. Would it be PoW? PoS? Wouldn't it be easier to build a side chain on Ethereum like Loom, or build something on Cosmos SDK to take advantage of existing layer 1 security solutions? If you plan to one day PoPP with other tokens Cosmos might be a good idea. My concern is that with a small team and many things like Desk, Merchant, revamped Vault, new features on the App, Android, new regions, that Metal might be biting off more than it can chew. So if you could elaborate more on these plans that would be great!
Marshall: This is a correct assumption and we are already doing a lot, there is a reason we have put Vault/Desk on hold while we focus on Crumbs and Pay. In terms of the blockchain side, we are staying agnostic and specifically with the consensus mechanism we are looking at lots of options. We will, without a doubt, be leveraging other chains for interoperability. Jae Kwon is a good friend of mine and I think Cosmos has a lot of potential (I'm an investor full disclosure), I also look at the work that has been done with Komodo leveraging the bitcoin blockchain, I find this very interesting as well. The idea here is that this will be a non-profit initiative under The Metal Foundation and not directly intertwined with Metallicus Inc. the private company.
meakkineni: Lately we have been talking more about Metal Blockchain than Metal Merchant. Has the focus shifted?
Marshall: The focus has not shifted, one of the things that did change from the inception of the project until now is that we've decided to stay away from re-inventing POS and merchant software, we feel that it is better to partner with processors than try to replace them ala Square

On ???...

Sporklin: I did warn I came with a vital question. @Marshall Shoes, you are known in the crypto space for having good taste in clothes. What is on your feet at the moment?
Marshall: Hey @Sporklin!!!! Long time no see and thank you. Ok check it out, these ones are steezy and I just picked them up.
Yannik: Is Kangen Water still available in the office?
Marshall: Yes, still on tap, always. Kangen 9.5.
Parker: how many fingers am I holding up?
Marshall: Two? 🤘
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Merchant Adoption - Using Bitcoin as a payment method, a Merchant’s perspective

Throughout the bitcoin subreddits the conversation about merchant adoption and 3rd party payment processing systems looks to lack merchant-side discussions.
I thought here would be a good place to further the discussion regarding merchant adoption, specifically focused on what it would take for a merchant to begin processing bitcoin as a payment method.
It’s increasingly common for merchants to use a POS management system, such as Shopify and Square.
These systems manage all aspects of a ‘sale’ - the payment, inventory, accounting and reporting, and in an many cases a linked ecommerce platform with payment gateways.
For a merchant, it’s not simply selling a product and accepting a payment or the ‘peer to peer’ narrative that many preach. The ideology tends to get in the way of the reality of what it means for a merchant to process that sale, beyond the payment itself.
Expecting merchants to perform external processes to pre-exisiting systems is naive - like manual adjustments after a payment transaction. This would take most of the technological advancement in merchant systems, backwards.
A majority of merchants are not Amazon level, equipped with developers or custom built systems - most are small, and use existing systems to manage their business efficiently, in one linked platform.
This is predominately why 3rd party merchant systems like Square, etc exist.
Beyond payment methods, how does a business expect to manage that bitcoin sale within a linked management system - Fiat conversion, and customer processing (and privacy) for example.
NB - I am a merchant looking at integrating bitcoin payments, but due to limitations with integrating bitcoin into our current POS system (and my own knowledge) - we don’t accept it.
Be good to hear from other merchants on both sides - accepting crypto payments and how it works for you, or if not, why?
And developers who are working on merchant related projects, what are the hurdles or possible solutions to incorporating or adapting to bitcoin.
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Atriark is a Digital Asset financial Community.

Atriark Digital Asset Platform and Services.
In the year 2017, the digital crypto market has marked an outstanding height by growing at 3300%. Although, the cryptocurrencies involves some fundamental steps like money transactions, value accumulation, value measurement by passing through a process. Currently, the cryptocurrencies are considered as the assets for the investment, not as money.
In a year of time, the cryptocurrency had faced many up and downs despite that the cryptocurrency investors had set a record in the year 2018. One such significant event is ICO telegram, in which around $1.6 billion was raised from the institutional investors.
According to the CME Group, the volume of Bitcoin is growing every month in the financial institutions since after the launch. On an average, around $100 million Bitcoin is traded on the daily basis. In-fact PayPal, the largest online payment system has recognized the power of Bitcoin and is using it as a form of payment, sooner Ethereum will also join the system. Shopify, an online store and a retail point-of-sale also accept the Bitcoin as a payment medium.
Using Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency, the user can book and order the products and also can use the services of the other companies.
As per 2017’s data, the cryptocurrency market is small as compared to the orthodox markets. The security market has made $73 trillion, the real estate at $217 trillion, and in the complete verge, the cryptocurrency market has made $0.6 trillion which shows the market is just at its beginning days. In case, it runs at its full potential then it is possible that the cryptocurrency will run the financial system of the world. So, it can be safe to say that cryptocurrency has the potential to give significant growth to the market.
The evolution has brought the attention of many new investors, marketers, in the lure of growth. In the market, a new term “HODL” has already born which means the crypto community members who hold their cryptocurrency and the investment position and predicts that it will increase the value. It is very similar in the way, the businesses, investors who do not want to invest in the assets but still want to earn profits and need credit solutions.
Fiat cryptocurrency gives the opportunity to earn more or generate revenue from the cryptocurrency market.
Atria Development Limited operates on the Blockchain technology and smart contracts on the platform. The platform gathers the brokers, traders, investors, and exchanges over a decentralized network. The open and fair network makes the financial system more global.
In this way, private investors get an open platform to showcase their abilities and attract investments from all over the world. Hence, the strategy gives them a quick and rapid scale in the market.
The advanced technology creates an autonomous and transparent system for its users for proper investment and profit distribution. Atriark gives the most imperative solutions of the redundant problems which arise commonly in the cryptocurrency market. For example, the limitlessness because of insufficient data, doubts in the process and lack of transparency.
For the development of the platform, it is very crucial to raise the fund against it which will help the Atriark platform financially especially in terms of marketing, advertising. Atriark is the native currency of the platform which is used for all kind of operations or distributions related to investment and profit.
Market Opportunities So who are these people who participate in these Business processes:
Business Associates
The traders of a company are those people who already have a trading history and who are ready to obtain investment and are responsible for money management. And the money acquired through them is distributed at some proportion to the managers as well as the investors. Though, the manager does receive the commission from the profit fee plus from the management also.
Business Investors Here in the cryptocurrency platform, no investor can directly raise their funds and start trading. Rather an experienced trader is responsible for all this job, from investment to management of the fund. In this process, the investor sends their money to the manager and the profit earned by them is distributed to the investor as per shares they hold.
Trading Brokers
A company without brokers, not happening. As brokers are like the backbone who carry out all the trading activities on the licence. Traders can access the financial instruments like exchange and over-the-counter markets through the means of the traders.
The size of the cryptocurrency market is growing rapidly, every year the market is earning billions of profit. According to the Global Asset Management 2017 report, published by the London Consulting Group is that the total amount of funds is above $90 trillion in the management.
Industry Challenges
To reach a goal there are some challenges which need to be resolved. But before that one should have the knowledge of the problems like what are they, specifications, parameters affecting it and much more.
Premium mining hardware One can take advantage of the crypto mining only when it is done with specific task hardware especially by A-line hardware. At present ASIC-processor based machines For eg: Bitmain Antminer S9.
High-cost Electricity and Unstable energy supply
The main factor which affects the profitability of the platform is its cutting cost on power. There are some countries like Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Baltics which have excess electricity because of the fully-developed inter connectivity and infrastructure, as well as renewable energy sources. The platform receives the profit from hi-tech factories and data centers in the form of incentives from the government support.
Security and Reliability
The maximum mining efficiency is obtained without compromising the reliability and security. The mining center is located near a reliable source of electricity. The miners mine almost twenty-five bitcoins in a day at difficulty level. So it is very important for a platform to provide security to the user.
Top-Notch Professionals
It involves a team of highly-skilled engineers and construction experts to run the mining center on the modest run. The team boasts the competencies and qualifications of the platform to build, install and operate on the industrial-sized mining facilities. Members of the Atriark have managed to create the data centers Market Requirements
The power Blockchain holds is quite more than a definition of cryptocurrency holds. Maybe the crowd haven’t tasted that much success, it can give. And that time is not that far where the ledgers will identify its true potential. The blockchain technology is continuously evolving and making the world revolutionize at its cost by bringing the transparency in the system. Especially in those industries where analysis by the public is important. At the international level, where the world is full of multiple agreements based on the diplomacy and to accept them multiple examinations are performed. To avoid them there is only one way i.e Blockchain technology.
It can be completely guessed, sooner the way of conducting the contracts is going to change because of the revolution brought by the blockchain technology in the market. It can be simply defined as a chain of blocks or the set of ongoing transactions which help the manufacturer to track the record of the system. These blocks are often named as distributed logs or the versatile ledgers of the multiparty system. Through this means anyone in the system can take a view of the chain and verify the transaction agreements on the system.
There are multiple sectors which need a renovation of blockchain technology:
Retail Industry
The reports of E&Y shows that the retailing industry holds the gross size of around $650 billion and above. And a major part of this gross size is under an organised sector. Also, the figure in the report states that only 1.5 % of that size is utilized for the innovation purpose. For this, the retail management takes hold on the ERP and POS at the corporate level.
The technology will make the company aware of the quantity of the product and the exact item in the real time. This makes the reinforcement and replenishment will be sent exactly where it needs to be sent. It means when the reinforcement is required it can be made through POS which signifies the ERP will trigger the flag to shop the item which needs to fill in the store. And this can be done easily by implementing the blockchain technology in the system unbiased.
Healthcare
Blockchain has the ability to eradicate most of the health disparity from the nation. It can be beneficial for the poor, the person who doesn’t have Health insurance can utilize the technology by denying all the scenarios. But for that, the social security number must be linked to generate the subsets by the government on the ongoing transaction such that the insurance giving company and the treatment giving hospital gets connected and the right treatment on right time is provided to the patient. In case there is a failure in the verification, then every node in the chain gets to know or vice-versa. So that each node in the chain executes the transaction.
Banking Sector
One of the important aspects of any import based industry is the banking credit. So for the customer base, the credit is directly linked to the bank or the issued letter on that behalf. For example, An Y company wish to get connected with Z company which is not a native one. In this scenario, the Y company have to generate a letter of intent in his bank such that the company can pay the amount to the respective bank of Z after verification. Although, the verification takes in several steps like matching the inventory of the company, clearance whether it can be imported or not. Although, the blockchain technology gives the facility of EMI payments plus minimises the data redundancy at the multiple facets of the system on international banking.
It’s obvious, why there is so much evidence of companies inheriting the blockchain technology and why the cryptocurrency is popular in between us. The most prominent reason is that the process is decentralized, anonymous and yet safe. It is because of not a single body regulates or authorities the cryptocurrency flow in the world. Technology To monetize the real-time transactions and to receive the updated order book, it becomes necessary for the company to install the advanced technology. So that the trade execution can be done simultaneously on the platform along with resolving the challenges. For example, Scalping, Algorithmic trading and market making. Client Support
Most of the platforms take customer service in the least priority. In fact, the customer service model is more focused on the resolving issue rather than serving the user. The time taken by the services to respond to the customer is generally so high that the user gets fed up and left. Even there are some exchanges are present which doesn’t even bother to respond the inquiries. There are a number of examples which takes almost a month to clear the process. For example Kraken, one of the leading exchange company which takes 30 days for KYC clearance.
Hence, the Atriark’s customer support team has implemented the customer service which is completely based on the human-centrist model. This ensures that every coming request irrespective of the department it belongs is efficiently managed and responded. Studies show that the customer exchange response is the key factor when it is all about the growth of the trades.
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FINALLY !! A CHIMPION CREATION! ALLOWS MERCHANTS ADOPT E-COMMERCE THROUGH DIGITAL CURRENCY

FINALLY !! A CHIMPION CREATION! ALLOWS MERCHANTS ADOPT E-COMMERCE THROUGH DIGITAL CURRENCY

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INTRODUCTION
Since the inception of cryptocurrency and the bitcoin technology, there has been different platform and trading for cryptocurrency blockchains, we know that the bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic cash. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user-to-user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries.
Chimpion is an all in one ecommerce, point of sale, digital wallet with crypto to fiat settlement system. Chimpion’s is launching e-commerce storefronts that allow merchants to accept cryptocurrency payments, choosing their favorite altcoin as the base currency denomination and allowing the merchant to settle their crypto into fiat through a stablecoin.
Chimpion (CHIMP) provides merchants with a simple yet sophisticated cryptocurrency payment system with a custom e-commerce and settlement backend. Through Chimpion’s innovative technology, merchants can launch full-fledged e-commerce storefronts and accept cryptocurrency payments online, with the option to set the coin of their choice as the base currency denomination. With a built-in incentive program and dedicated wallet, Chimpion gives businesses a seamless connection to the world of digital commerce.

THE CHIMPION BRAND

Chimpion is derived from the word “champion”, to signify both the coin’s superiority over incumbent cryptocurrencies and the organization’s core mission of championing the adoption of crypto for e-commerce. The word “champion” has a similar pronunciation in many widely-spoken languages, making Chimpion a highly relevant name to numerous cultures. Monkeys have historically played an important role in both Chinese and Indian culture.
The chimpanzee was chosen as a mascot to represent Chimpion because of the species’ association with exploration, being one of the first animals to travel into space. Likewise, Chimpion is pioneering a new era of transacting by driving the adoption of cryptocurrency for e-commerce.
Chimps are also known to be highly intelligent compared to other animals, even surpassing human memory of numerals in some cases, which symbolizes the benefits of a blockchain-enabled economy. Highly community-focused and even capable of empathy, altruism and self-awareness, the chimpanzee is a fitting symbol for Chimpion, which aims to drastically improve the way humans exchange value.

Dual-Token Dynamic

Chimpion (CHIMP) powers our merchant storefronts and e-commerce ecosystem. It is the bounty incentive to onboard merchants in an effort to drive adoption. CHIMP will also be the base currency denomination in the Chimpion Store, which will feature our exclusive apparel product line along with gift cards from major retailers and merchants from the Chimpion directory.
Banana Token (BNANA) is the reward layer of the Chimpion ecosystem. BNANA is earned through purchases from Chimpion merchants using CHIMP or any other cryptocurrency. BNANA functions like points on a loyalty card, which can be redeemed for promotional offers, discounts, and exclusive products.

Coin Specifications

Chimpion is hosted on the EOS blockchain using Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS). DPoiS, a method invented by Dan Larimer, resolves many of the problems seen in Proof-of-Work (PoW) and Proof-of-Stake (PoS) systems. In a DPoS system, a technological democracy is created by a community of block producers and staked users that agree to a certain set of rules.
DPoS and PoS are two different protocols; in a PoS system, every wallet that contains coins is able to participate in process of validating transactions and forming consensus, thus the more coins in your wallet, the more coins you will eventually receive. With DPoS system every wallet that contains coins is able to vote for representatives. These representatives validate transactions and form consensus, and are paid for their efforts through the system. This avoids a pitfall of PoS, which is that, just like in PoW, consolidation will eventually occur.

Blockchain

Chimpion’s crypto e-commerce platform is powered by a unique, delegated proof-of-stake (dPoS) consensus. Our engineers have developed the Proof-of-Store as Proof-of-Stake (poS as PoS) protocol, allowing any Chimpion-powered merchant storefront to become a masternode on the CHIMP blockchain. The Chimpion blockchain will initially operate in the form of an EOS smart contract, which will migrate to its own chain upon the launch of our mainnet. This will enable us to integrate our advanced e-commerce platform with a secure smart contract blockchain that will feature loyalty rewards, dApps, and token creation for our merchants.

Platform

By holding Chimpion (CHIMP), merchants gain access to Chimpion’s robust crypto e-commerce platform for free, without a monthly subscription fee. Developed by Shopping Cart Elite, Chimpion’s crypto e-commerce platform combines the features of popular e-commerce platforms like Shopify and WooCommerce with the convenience of payment processors like Stripe. Our cryptocurrency storebuilder does not require any additional plugins and will be further enhanced with future dApps.
Chimpion also functions as a payment processing system and checkout method, similar to Stripe. Unlike with Coinbase and BitPay, Know Your Customer (KYC) processes are not necessary, as merchants can choose to either settle their funds in cryptocurrency or automatically sell for their preferred stablecoin with assured privacy. The following stablecoins are supported: USDT, TUSD, USDC, GUSD (NYDFS-approved), and PAX (NYDFS-approved).

Chimpion Core

Chimpion’s in-house developed proprietary system is currently being migrated to EOS and includes Paytomat Core in the form of an EOS smart contract and services responsible for maintaining merchant accounts and balances, merchant interfaces (Merchant Web Panel, Merchant App, POS integrations, and e-commerce plugins), and consumer apps (non-custodial cryptocurrency wallets).

Empowering Merchants

Chimpion’s primary goal is to grow the adoption of cryptocurrency as a payment solution by creating a rich e-commerce platform centered on digital assets. We look to not just onboard merchants, but also to create partnerships with the core teams of established crypto projects. Through Chimpion, new startups and established merchants alike can utilize our vast network and propose their business concepts to various cryptocurrency projects. If core teams do not take notice, Executive Diamond Node holders can vote to select that project to receive funding.
As an example, take the following scenario:
Carlos wants to start a dress shirt brand by launching a Litecoin-denominated storefront through Chimpion, where all products are listed at 1 LTC regardless of price volatility. He wants to cater to the Litecoin community so he buys a given amount of CHIMP and submits a proposal to receive funding. Carlos needs $20,000 as initial capital and a $5,000 monthly allowance. The Chimpion community votes
in favor of his project, so he receives the funding in CHIMP and his storefront is listed in the Chimpion directory. Charlie Lee, founder of Litecoin, takes notice and promotes Carlos’ business to his 700,000 Twitter followers.
By pairing the right concept with the right core team, Chimpion creates an ecosystem where real businesses selling physical goods and services will help drive the adoption of various cryptocurrency projects, benefiting everyone – merchants, developers, and investors.
Our target audience consists of three customer types including cryptocurrency core teams, merchants wanting to accept crypto, and customers paying with crypto.

Network

The Chimpion network will be secured with 256 bit SSL encryption and advanced security measures will be taken to ensure privacy and data protection. The Paytomat centralized merchant dashboard and Shopping Cart Elite databases will remain on Shopping Cart Elite-hosted servers and the database vault will be hosted on Amazon EC2 for the duration of 2019. In 2020, the database vault will be migrated to the Chimpion blockchain.

BCD PAY WALLET

BCD PAY WALLET is integrated with #chimpion network, it is a mobile wallet that can be downloaded from google play store with a friendly and an easy to use interface. Every smartphone could become a sophisticated banking platform where users can transact and place orders on the go. Users can use it to send and receive a vast range of digital assets, pay for deliveries, shop online securely because it has the latest security functionality. BCD PAY WALLET GOOGLE PLAY DOWNLOAD
BCD PAY WALLET APK ANDROID DOWNLOAD The mobile application will also be made available on iOS (Apple Play Store) soon, the app will serve as a mobile payment gateway, users will be able to use digital assets to pay for services rendered to them instead of the use FIAT (Government issued currency.) that was traditionally used for payment. The wallet supports all ERC-20 tokens, all EOS tokens, Bitcoin Diamond, Bitcoin Core, Litecoin, Dash, Ethereum, Waves, Bitcore, and many others.


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CHIMPION CURRENT MERCHANTS

  1. BCD Bazaar
  2. Marks Jewelers
  3. Mahone’s Wallpaper Shop
  4. Rosetta Coffee

ABOUT CHIMPION TOKEN (BNANA)

BNANA is the abbreviation of CHIMPION TOKEN which was created on the EOS blockchain, it is EOS compliant. BNANA is a digital asset that is virtual & electronic which will be used as the standard mode of payment for services rendered on #chimpion platform. Users or holders can purchase merchandise from any merchants on CHIMPION powered online stores without any hiccup.

TOKEN ECONOMICS

COIN NAME: CHIMPION
TICKER: BNANA
NETWORK: EOS COMPATIBLE
TOTAL SUPPLY: 100 BILLION BNANA

COIN ALLOCATION

TEAM & ADVISORY: 5.15%
MARKETING: 7.22%
FOUNDATION PAYROLL: 10.31%
STRATEGY PARTNERS: 15.46%
COMMUNITY AIRDROP: 61.86%
THE CORE TEAM

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ROAD MAP
Website :https://www.chimpion.io/
White paper : https://www.chimpion.io/whitepape
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Of Wolves and Weasels - Day 249 - Weekly Wrapup #29

Hey All, GoodShibe here!
This was your week in Dogecoin.
This Week's oWaWs
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It's 9:18AM EST and we've found 92.12% of the initial 100 billion DOGEs - only 7.88% remains until we reach our soft cap! Our global hashrate is down from ~570 to ~479 gigahashes per second and our difficulty is up from ~6582 to ~8518.
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