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Insight 2020 Cointelegraph China Top 100 — Prestigious List of Blockchain & Crypto Leaders

In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto wrote a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Payment System”, unveiling the new world built on Bitcoin and blockchain. In the next 12 years of the development of this new world, the cutting edges have always led the entire blockchain industry and the market. In the tide, they use logic…

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In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto wrote a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Payment System”, unveiling the new world built on Bitcoin and blockchain. In the next 12 years of the development of this new world, the cutting edges have always led the entire blockchain industry and the market. In the tide, they use logic and wisdom to think about future changes and promote the application of blockchain technology through the power of technology. 

Insight 2020 Cointelegraph China TOP 100” is a list of 100 leaders who play a dominant role in industry, the influential group in crypto market and blockchain community in 2019 and the expected contribution in 2020.

To be the most authoritative selection in the blockchain industry among the Chinese-speaking region, the real masters that powerfully influence and change the direction of the blockchain technology and the crypto world will be selected considering their developments on three aspects through the past year: 1. Industry Contribution, 2. Prospect, 3. Data Impact, covering the multiple sectors including underlying technologies, policy and regulation, investments, applications, exchanges, mining, wallets, payment, education, service agencies, media, communities and etc.

The application portal is now open. To join, complete the application form by July 15th, 2020 with details such as your name, your role, your company, business details and any significant achievements in the past year. Cointelegraph China will officially announce the nominated finalists on July 20th, 2020.

Next comes the voting and scoring process in which it will be divided into two parts; one being a panel review by 20 experts in the field, and secondly, through an open voting system. Finally, based on the average score, the ranking will be announced in December 2020 by Cointelegraph China on the main media in the Chinese-speaking region.

Blockchain has brought our civilization to a new vast frontier again. Behind every technological evolution are the efforts and attempts of these pioneers. Cointelegraph China wants to record them with you and witness the magnificence race of the industry.

Eligibility

  1. Active in the Asian regions and countries including but not limited to China (mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan), Singapore, etc. 
  2. Mandarin-speaking

Application Period: June 29th, 2020 to July 15th, 2020

Nominators announcement: July 20, 2020

Selection method: Open vote + experts score

  1. July 20th, 2020 – Nominees announcement
  2. August 5th to August 7, 2020 – live voting games in the Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week
  3. November 30th, 2020 – Conclusion for voting/scoring system
  4. December 2020 – Final list of nominees

Rewards and Rights

The shortlisted 100 finalists will be awarded the following:

  1. Cointelegraph dedicated custom photo
  2. Reports by Cointelegraph domain and Cointelegraph China
  3. Cointelegraph China website and App display
  4. Be listed in the Cointelegraph China VIP Directory
  5. Reports in main media in Chinese-speaking areas
  6. Promotion in the 20+ international media

Additionally, the top 30 finalists will further be granted:

  1. Exclusive interview by Cointelegraph China*1
  2. Tickets for online and offline Round Table / Speech

The top 10 finalists will additionally win an article release on Cointelegraph China.

Press Contact (for and on behalf of Cointelegraph China)

Joey Chow (Ms.)

Email: joey@dify.sg

Source: https://cryptoverze.com/insight-2020-cointelegraph-china-top-100-prestigious-list-of-blockchain-crypto-leaders/

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Coin Metrics Report Details Surges in ETH, Doge Trading

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Digital currency research firm Coin Metrics has released a new report claiming that bitcoin is beginning to lag when compared with the likes of competing altcoins such as Ethereum and Dogecoin.

Coin Metrics: Altcoins Are Taking Over

While bitcoin is still the world’s number one digital currency by market cap (it is currently trading for about $35,000 per unit), the asset has experienced some serious dips over the past month, while by contrast, Dogecoin and Ethereum have exhibited gains and are regularly moving up the digital ladder.

Coin Metrics garnered much of the information for its report by looking at data from Binance, arguably the largest and most popular crypto exchange on the planet in terms of daily trading volume. Additional statistics were gathered from exchanges such as Coinbase and FTX. Coin Metrics points out that thus far, 2021 has been the year for “smaller altcoins,” suggesting that a great many of them have surged heavily between the months of January and early May. From there, however, a serious crypto crash has taken precedence, with Coin Metrics unable to pinpoint what, exactly, might have been the cause.

For the most part, numerous altcoin pairs are offered on Binance, which explains why the company’s trading volume for many of the world’s smaller assets likely overtook that of bitcoin. The report says:

ETH volume surpassed BTC volume on Coinbase by a wider margin than on Binance. Coinbase did not offer Dogecoin trading in May (although they introduced it in early June), so it did not have a Doge rush similar with Binance, but it did have a relatively high amount of volume for some other altcoins, led by MATIC, ADA and Ethereum Classic (ETC)… Continuing the trend, ETH volume edged out BTC on FTX, although not by much, but comparatively, the top altcoins made up a lower percentage of total volume on FTX than on Binance and Coinbase.

Some of the world’s smaller exchanges – such as Huobi – also saw Ethereum and Dogecoin trading surge to levels beyond what people were doing with bitcoin. The report continues to say:

Similar with Binance, DOGE volume surged on Huobi, taking the spot as the third most traded currency by volume.

Bitcoin Hasn’t Been Fully Cut Out Yet

The only place – according to the document – where bitcoin trading appears to remain dominant at the time of writing is the CME in Chicago, Illinois. The company delves in bitcoin futures trading and has recently opened the door to ETH futures, though this is still in its early stages. Coin Metrics writes:

The markets continued to move mostly sideways over the last week. Bitcoin and Ethereum usage both stayed relatively flat, with daily active addresses dropping 2.5 percent and growing by 3.3 percent, respectively. Ethereum daily transaction fees dropped by over 35 percent week over week as gas prices continued to fall, and bitcoin transaction fees followed a similar pattern, dropping by 40.5 percent.

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Source: https://www.livebitcoinnews.com/coin-metrics-report-details-surge-in-eth-doge-trading/

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Bitcoin Taproot upgrade finally achieves activation lock-in!

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The much-anticipated Bitcoin Taproot upgrade passed the Speedy Trial, which was a signaling period which gauged support for the upgrade from bitcoin’s mining sector. Since SegWit, Taproot has been touted as the next significant upgrade for Bitcoin.

Data from Taproot.watch, a webpage created by Bitcoin developer Hampus Sjöberg, released an interesting yet hilarious video to announce the completion of the lock-in stage.

On the official page, it read:

“This period has reached 1815 Taproot signaling blocks, which are required for lock-in.”

Different mining pools tweeted their support for the upgrade on their respective platforms with Slush Pool being the first to do so.

AntPool also supported the upgrade.

What’s next?

Bitcoin core developer Pieter Wuille further elaborated on the path leading to the full activation step for Taproot in a series of tweets. He stated:

“As of block 687284, Taproot signalling has reached 1815 blocks this period, guaranteeing that absent very deep reorgs, it is guaranteed to lock in. Following that, it will activate at block 709632, probably around mid-November 2021.”

He also addressed that ‘there is a lot of work left of course’, which included:

a) PSBT extensions to communicate Taproot keys/scripts/signatures,

b) MuSig2 standardization so the software can cooperate in signing,

c) Output descriptors,

Why is it so important?

Fred Thiel, CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings stated:

“With this upgrade, you’ll see Bitcoin to be the settlement network. Funds are transferred from one institution to another, say one bank to another.”

He added,

“The update would lower the data size of smart contracts, in turn lowering transaction costs. Taproot is also expected to enhance smart contract functionality and efficiency.”

Jeremy Rubin, a Bitcoin Core contributor and founder of Judica projected a similar optimistic narrative,

“With taproot, you get optimization of Bitcoin, much different from how people know Bitcoin today- little too inefficient or reveal too much information about what you’re trying to do. Taproot helps to be private and efficient.”


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Source: https://ambcrypto.com/bitcoin-taproot-upgrade-finally-achieves-activation-lock-in

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Next-Gen Decentralized NFT Platform, NEFTiPEDIA Announces Launch of its ICO In 3 Days

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Next-Gen Decentralized NFT Platform, NEFTiPEDIA Announces Launch of its ICO In 3 Days

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NEFTiPEDIA, a next-generation decentralized NFT platform that operates in a way that contributes to the elevation of digital artists, creators, and investors has announced the launch of its ICO which is set to happen in 3 days.

NEFTiPEDIA has designed a commission-free platform to enable its artists to maximize income, following its aim to help them increase revenue via NFTs.

Following NEFTiPEDIA’s plans to storm the marketplace while launching its ICO, it aims to serve the marketplace with different categories of products including cosmetics, vehicles and property.

“….we believe NEFTiPEDiA will become a community-run marketplace and the industry will make our project as a kind and remarkable one in the world,” the announcement reads.

The development will see the platform provide a decentralized marketplace for Artists, where they can sell and validate their NFT links to fans and interested buyers.

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NEFTiPEDIA Offers Exciting Prizes to Users

The team behind the project have allotted a total of 250,000,000 $NFT tokens for its users to enjoy in the upcoming ICO.

To further celebrate the intended development, the platform has proposed a referral scheme where winners can enjoy amazing and exciting prices.

Users who wish to participate in the program are required to sign up for the platform’s ICO panel and get a referral code.

The code can as well be shared with friends, giving users the opportunity to win exciting prizes.

A minimum of 5 referrals is required for participants to be considered for winning.

“Only those referrals ended in purchase will be added to the count. After the completion of ICO in 30 days, winners will be announced. Notably, winners will bear all the applicable tax.” The team further elaborated on the conditions for winning.

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Source: https://zycrypto.com/next-gen-decentralized-nft-platform-neftipedia-announces-launch-of-its-ico-in-3-days/

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