AppCoins is releasing Aptoide Dev Version

AppCoins has announced the release of the first implementation of its protocol in Aptoide app store on May 2
16 April 2018   1301

In full accordance with the roadmap, AppCoins is to launch the "dev" version of the AppCoins integration in Aptoide. This will be an on-chain implementation of the protocol by a "client". The launch is scheduled for May 2. The "dev" version will be made available at the following link. The code name of the release is "Gosling release". This version of Aptoide will support 2 financial flows: install advertised apps earning AppCoins ERC-20 tokens and in-app purchases with ERC-20 tokens.

At this point Aptoide will not feature reputation system as transactions need to exist in order for reputation to build up (will happen after the first deployments). Also, side-chain integration with a state channel / payments channel will not included in the release as well. This is made so that Raiden and OmiseGo will have enough time to be ready. Since the user base will be restricted to testers, the transactions will be straight in the blockchain.

At the moment of publication, AppCoins market parameters are as follows

  • Average price: $0.432295
  • Market cap: $43,252,979
  • Volume (24H): $3,613,030

Bakkt to Release Consumer App This Year

The app can be used for a wide range of tasks, e.g., crypto and securities trading, virtual goods purchase, etc
23 January 2020   101

Institutional Investor Platform Bakkt will release an app for retail investors this year, with which users can pay with cryptocurrency.

According to the president of Bakkt Adam White at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the application can be used for a wide range of tasks. In addition to trading cryptocurrencies, it will support various virtual “goods” like points of loyalty programs.

In addition, in the future it is possible to add securities trading, as well as the creation of a portal for shops and merchants. That is, the application will be more like a traditional fintech product like PayPal than a solution from a cryptocurrency exchange.

Although the Bakkt platform was originally created for institutional investors, the new director of Mike Blandina is very serious about entering the retail market. Earlier, he said that the application for retail investors should be released in the first half of 2020.

I do not think we are there yet. What gives me optimism is that we are seeing a lot of developer interest. I am confident that someone is going to find something.

 

Adam White

President of Bakkt

 White added that the cryptocurrency market is still underdeveloped.