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Boson Protocol partners with Crucible to enable brands and games to reward users with real-world items

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Boson Protocol, a project using smart contracts to power real-world commerce, today announced a new partnership with Crucible, a company developing blueprints for the Open Metaverse.

This partnership will enable brands to sell NFTs in-game, which are trustlessly redeemable for real-world products and services.

Crucible believes in the inevitability of an Open Metaverse, and is working to build tools and communities to bring it to life. As part of the integration with Boson Protocol, Crucible is creating an NFT overlay that enables games and brands to offer users NFTs within games and virtual worlds.

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This integration plugs Boson Protocol into Crucible’s overlay, allowing brands and games to reward or sell users in-game NFTs which can then be redeemed by players for real-world items such as merchandise and experiences, bridging the divide between the metaverse and real-world commerce. Boson Protocol enables this without human intermediaries and while minimizing arbitration, cost, and friction.

Through NFT vouchers, Boson Protocol allows for future trade commitments to be tokenized, enabling enterprises, organizations, and customers to take full advantage of the many benefits of digital decentralized technologies for the transfer and trade of physical goods.

“At its core, Boson Protocol can be conceived of as a bridge between the Metaverse and the universe, which enables smart contracts to connect to real-world commerce using decentralized infrastructure that everyone can trust and anyone can use. Our partnership with Crucible opens up a whole new world of opportunity for the gaming industry to offer physical incentives to players, enabling innovative new methods of audience engagement for this multi-billion-dollar industry. Our technology negates human intermediaries and minimizes arbitration, cost, and friction, allowing brands, games, and users to interact in such a way that facilitates the transfer of real-world items in-game.”
– Justin Banon, CEO, and Co-Founder of Boson Protocol

This is the latest in a slew of high-profile announcements for Boson, including the creation of 15 new roles, and partnerships with companies including Lead Wallet, Gather Network, and Orion Protocol.

“The advent of the Open Metaverse brings with it immense opportunities for a new creative and economic renaissance that we are beginning to see take shape with the mainstream adoption of NFTs and social tokens, and the opportunity for this technology in-game with virtual goods and skins is what Crucible has designed an interface for.”
– Ryan Gill, Co-Founder, and CEO of Crucible

Source: bosonprotocol.io

Source: https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/02/25/boson-protocol-partners-with-crucible-to-enable-brands-and-games-to-reward-users-with-real-world-items/

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CoinZoom Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program 

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Leading U.S based cryptocurrency exchange CoinZoom has announced that it has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program. This development is expected to speed the process of integrating with Visa and expand CoinZoom’s capability to leverage the capabilities and security of the Visa global payment network. 

CoinZoom to Launch New Products in Collaboration With Visa

The crypto exchange made this announcement in a press release on Friday, May 14, 2021, with key details. CoinZoom customers will be able to send funds from their wallets to their debit cards in real-time using the Fast Track technology. The collaboration will also enable CoinZoom to integrate Visa Direct, a real-time push payment platform. 

CoinZoom will utilize Visa Direct and launch a new service called CoinZoom Instant. With CoinZoom Instant, users will be able to convert their crypto to fiat and send funds to their debit cards. The innovative service will also allow money to be sent to eligible debit card and prepaid card accounts to complete payouts, P2P transfers, app withdrawals, and many more. CoinZoom estimates that the service will reduce the confirmation times for transactions from 2-3 days to within a few hours. 

CoinZoom customers will also be eligible to receive up to 3% moneyback in crypto when they send their funds using CoinZoom Instant. Currently, CoinZoom offers Visa debit card that allows U.S customers to exchange their crypto for fiat and spend in over 53 million merchants and ATMs globally. This development is expected to take the level of collaborations between the two companies to the next level. 

Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program is a bootstrap program that provides startups with the ability to access Visa’s partner network and resources. Startups like CoinZoom will be able to build new products with the support of Visa and expand payment services in the most efficient way possible. 

Speaking on the partnership with Visa, CoinZoom CEO Todd Crosland revealed his delight and stated that it represents a major milestone for the exchange.

“Our customers can currently send fiat or crypto instantly to other users for free via our peer-to-peer transfer feature, ZoomMe, and now through our expanded collaboration with Visa, we will be able to provide a premier service to global customers in the peer-to-peer marketplace that totals over $20T per year.’’

He also added that the integration would reduce the wait time for crypto to fiat transfers.

“Through the integration with Visa Direct, our U.S. customers will be able to convert crypto and send their fiat to their eligible debit cards in real-time, as opposed to waiting 2-3 days for a bank wire. With CoinZoom Instant, customers will be able to easily send fiat or crypto from one account to another, one bank to another, or one country to another in real-time,” Crosland concluded. 

Terry Angelos, SVP and Global Head of Fintech, stated that CoinZoom had a lot to gain within the Visa Fast Track program.

“Fast Track lets us provide new resources that rapidly growing companies need to scale with efficiency.” 

About CoinZoom

CoinZoom is a U.S registered exchange and available in 50 states. The exchange also has subsidiaries in Australia and Ireland. The digital asset exchange uses novel technology to provide a user-friendly experience for traders. It offers customer-focused tools and trading features to ensure that customers can access the best trading opportunities. CoinZoom offers buying, selling, and transaction services for crypto assets and supports popular assets like Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum. Its primary product is the CoinZoom Visa card that allows users to instantly convert crypto to fiat and use it in over 100 countries globally. 

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Crypto Scam Watchdog Group Wants To Get Back At Vitalik Buterin

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A crypto scam watchdog group wants to get back at Ethereum’s creator after he got rid of all of his SHIB token holdings. Now, the group created a token that dumps ETH for rival BNB as we can see more in our latest Ethereum news today.

The market for SHIB collapsed after Buterin got rid of all of his tokens and now one crypto scam watchdog group wants revenge. The Telegram group War on Rugs hates rug pulls but now they are trying to rug pull Ethereum. The group says it’s composed of developers and auditors that created the Rug Ethereum token in retaliation for the ETH co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s decisions o transfer millions of his SHIB tokens to charity while at the same time he crashed the market for the token:

“Vitalik rug pulled Shiba, innocent investors have been hurt. He should never be shown as a hero for this.”

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao agreed to list the token on Binance’s Innovation Zone and called SHIB high risk. War on Rugs which looked at the smart contract said that this year Buterin had a huge stake in the token which meant it could be vulnerable. A rug pull is a type of scam where developers leave a project and take investors’ money with them. They are most common in the DeFi space where people can go to get crypto loans, earn interest, and trade assets without getting the help of a financial intermediary or insurance that intermediaries provide.

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Buterin didn’t develop the token so now the creators of the meme token sent trillions of the asset to Buterin who is reversed among ETH acolytes for his intellectual capacity and lack of concern for the things money can buy. Sending the funds to Buterin’s wallet lent the project a veneer of legitimacy while also decreasing the supply because he wouldn’t touch the funds. DeFi researcher Chris Blec said:

“If you consider a ‘rug pull’ to be quickly, without notice, removing a damaging amount of liquidity from a pool, then I guess that’s what Vitalik did. The fact that he never asked for the liquidity in the first place definitely changes things though.The SHIB token project was originally deployed with a specific set of risks and a whole lot of inherent problems. Vitalik didn’t change any of that. He simply exposed the token for what it was.”

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Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Prologue and Chapter 1)

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To lay the foundation for everything we’ll learn in the Bitcoinist Book Club, we had to start with “The Bitcoin Standard” by Saifedean Ammous. A fair amount of experts in the field recommend it as the first Bitcoin book people should read. Does that mean it’s too basic for the Bitcoinist audience? Not at all. Our readers might already be familiar with these concepts, but seeing them used as building blocks to construct a case for Bitcoin is a thing of beauty.

Here’s an introductory deep dive into The Bitcoin Standard and the first iteration of the Bitcoin Book Club.

But first…

About The Coolest Club On Earth

The Bitcoinist Book Club has two different use cases: 

1.- For the superstar-executive-investor on the run, we’ll summarize the must-read books for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. One by one. Chapter by chapter. We read them so you don’t have to, and give you just the meaty bits. 

2.- For the meditative bookworm who’s here for the research, we’ll provide liner notes to accompany your reading. After our book club finishes with the book, you can always come back to refresh the concepts and find crucial quotes. 

Everybody wins.

That’s it. Let’s get into it.

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“The Bitcoin Standard” – Prologue

The book is divided into three parts. The first one discusses the concept of money and everything it implies. The second part goes back in time and analyzes the use of “sound and unsound forms of money throughout history.” The third, finally, gets into Bitcoin and the possibilities it brings to the table, “and analyzes the possible uses of Bitcoin as a form of sound money.”

The prologue also provides a solid definition of what Bitcoin is: 

In essence, Bitcoin offered a payment network with its own native currency, and used a sophisticated method for members to verify all transactions without having to trust in any single member of the network. The currency was issued at a predetermined rate to reward the members who spent their processing power on verifying the transactions, thus providing a reward for their work.

That means Bitcoin is, “the first demonstrably reliable operational example of digital cash and digital hard money.” This is huge. This is what the world needs. And, as we go through this book, we’ll find out exactly why.

The prologue cannot end without a familiar disclaimer: “This book does not offer investment advice.” Of course it doesn’t, and everybody involved resents the implication.

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“The Bitcoin Standard” – Chapter 1: Money

The main function of money is as a medium of exchange. The second is as a store of value, and the third is as a unit of account. We need money because barter is not an efficient enough system for a complex society. So, “A good that assumes the role of a widely accepted medium of exchange is called money.” It doesn’t matter what it is and it doesn’t have to be “government paper.

What the market looks for in potential money is salability. That is, “the ease with which a good can be sold on the market whenever its holder desires, with the least loss in its price.” If that characteristic persists across time, then the asset displays an “ability to hold value into the future.” So, it becomes a store of value.

It therefore follows that for something to assume a monetary role, it has to be costly to produce, otherwise the temptation to make money on the cheap will destroy the wealth of the savers, and destroy the incentive anyone has to save in this medium.

If it’s difficult to produce new “monetary units,” that’s “hard money.” If it isn’t, then it’s “easy money.” Over time, people who use hard money will tremendously outperform people who use easy money. A constant increase in the supply will erode the purchasing power of the easy money, it’s as simple as that. The law of supply and demand never fails.

The ratio between the stock and flow is a reliable indicator of a good’s hardness as money, and how well it is suited to playing a monetary role.

With flow being the “extra production that will be made in the next time period.” These core concepts are the basis for PlanB’s Stock-To-Flow model. And this is the main reason that model works, “The higher the ratio of the stock to the flow, the more likely a good is to maintain its value over time.” Or to, you know… augment its value. 

It’s time to talk about liquidity, “the more people accept a monetary medium, the more liquid it is.” And acceptance throughout a community is the characteristic that allows for pricing to be, “expressed in its terms, which allows it to play the third function of money: unit of account.

So, money plays “the roles of medium of exchange to allow specialization; store of value to create future-orientation and incentivize individuals to direct resources to investment instead of consumption; and unit of account to allow economic calculation of profits and losses.

So simple, and yet it eludes even the smartest of us. 

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A Critique, Because It Can’t All Be Positive

This sentence should’ve been heavily edited, it sounds like a bad joke:

Producers can specialize in producing capital goods that will only produce final consumer goods after longer intervals, which allows for more productive and superior products.

Five product-related words in a row? Come on! And, as a bonus, in the same paragraph:

The production of these tools stretches the duration of the production process significantly while also increasing its productivity.

Three more product-related words? That’s a total of eight in the same paragraph. Too much.

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Stay tuned for the next installment of the Bitcoinist Book Club.

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