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   529

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

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   97

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.