Barterdex to test Cryptocurrency Atomic Swaps

Komodo (the creators of Barterdex exchange) is testing the method of atomic swap trading by validation of user interface and software
30 March 2018   32403

The Komodo project is a public blockchain with a related token KMD. The development group also created a decentralized exchange Barterdex. Because of the open source software, the users are able to trade cryptocurrencies through numerous blockchain networks by a technique of atomic swaps. That method lets trading between 2 networks without the necessity of the use of a third party intermediary.

Komodo disclosed that Barterdex had transacted in common 90,663 productive atomic swaps. Barterdex is different from the other Dex protocols (NXT and Bitshares) with its decentralized and peer-to peer order books. Komodo programmers claim the other book system is “analogue of a full relay node and a node that doesn’t relay.” All updated are constantly sprode around the network and every buy (or a sell) is displayed for traders.  

There is a huge amount of cryptocurrencies to swap with, but some kinds have a lot of more profits than the others and trading these coins may bring faster effect if you are experimenting. When the app loads, the users are received a twelve-word mnemonic phrase and asked to copy the information. After this, the users are greeted with a window of portfolio data, and recently observed markets. There is also a window for trade history, a debug menu, and a settings section.

Firstly it is necessary to choose the preferred type of cryptocurrency and the digital asset you wish. Then you are to deposit the coin to a smart address to complete the atomic swap offer across the exchange peers`network. For observing the deposit and starting to explore Barterdex you have to confirm your transaction. When the deposit is confirmed you may select which currency you want to buy with the cryptocurrency you just added. After approximately 30 minutes of testing the platform and expecting for a trade to execute, the coins have been finally swapped.

So, the testing has revealed that the platform certainly works, the interface is smart and the charts are updated regularly. Like any other resemble application, Barterdex needs more active traders. It would take some time for traders to leave centralized exchanges for platforms like these.

Price at the moment of press: $2,39 USD (-5,37%) / 0,00034058 BTC (1,13%) 

24h volume: $1 597 600 USD (227,73 BTC)

Market Cap: $248 571 748 USD (35 433 BTC)

SEC to Accuse Veritaseum ICO of Fraud

SEC believes that project's tokensale, thru which it raised $14.8M back in 2017-2018 had a signs of scam and company misled the investors
14 August 2019   174

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued New Yorker  and Veritaseum-related companies that have been caught by the agency in conducting an unregistered ICO with signs of fraud. It is reported by Cointelegraph.

According to documents published on the network, the SEC intends to hold Reggie Middleton accountable and immediately freeze the assets of Veritaseum Inc. and Veritaseum LLC.

The Commission claims that the defendants raised about $ 14.8 million through an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 - early 2018. At the same time, many investors were misled, as the company distorted information about the conditions of the token sale and deliberately hid some significant details.

The American regulator claims that the project still has about $ 8 million of illegally raised funds. According to the SEC, these assets must be frozen immediately.

Amid this news, the Veritaseum (VERI) rate has fallen by 70%. Now the coin is trading near the $ 5 mark, although at the beginning of 2018 its rate was approaching $ 500.

Veritaseum was created as a financial p2p platform, involving the movement of capital without traditional intermediaries. Also, VERI was positioned as a utility token for use in consulting services and access to various research works.

In 2017, Veritaseum blockchain startup fell victim to hackers, having lost $ 8.4 million from ICO investors.