BIP91 is active

97.9% of miners now support SegWit; BIP 91 was activated on block 477120
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23 July

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Today's morning, July 23, the activation BIP 91 started. Now all the blocks that do not signal support of Segregated Witness (SegWit), will be rejected.

According to, 97.9% of the miners support SegWit.

BIP 91 is a modified version of the BTC1 (SegWit2x), which supported a number of bitcoin-companies and mining pools, in May of 2017 signed under the relevant agreement in New York. In addition, BIP 91 is compatible with BIP 148 (UASF) - another proposal to activate the original SegWit offer, described in BIP 141.


Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks.

Thus, the activation of BIP 91 also means a high probability of activation of the BTC1 protocol (SegWit2x) and the actual elimination of the risk of bitcoin hardfork due to the activation of BIP 148, which should occur on August 1.

At the same time, there is still a probability of a hardfork as a result of the increase in the block size to 2 MB, provided by SegWit2x within three months after the activation of SegWit.

BIP 91 was activated on block 477120. The next update of the level of complexity should take place on block 477792, therefore, if nothing unforeseen happens, SegWit should be fixed on 479808 (mid-August), and the direct activation of the protocol on block 481824 (end of August).

And what about Bitcoin price?

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Bitcoin lost 3.15% of his price in 24 hours and now is $2729.38. Is it just a little "fall" or a harbinger of a precipitous collapse? Or Bitcoin will rise rapidly? We will see. 

On the 27th of July, another Bitcoin optimization protocol signaling stage have started - BIP141.

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The Umbrella Coin (UMC) team is building a next generation model for providing risk management and general benefits. Worldwide, more disposable income than ever is going towards Property/Casual and Life/Health premiums, with companies still passing on costs to policyholders. UMC saw this as an opportunity to help individuals and families trying their best to make ends meet. UMC developed an innovative way to help relieve financial stress so that way we can enjoy happy moments, and the unexpected tragedies as well.

Sales period. From Aug 20, 2017 to Oct 20, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. 100 000 ETH
Website and whitepaper. rate - 79/100.


Enigma Catalyst will be an open platform where quantitative traders and data scientists can build, test, deploy and monetize trading algorithms within a native, decentralized crypto-exchange. The Enigma Catalyst ecosystem will be composed of two primary features: a decentralized crypto-exchange and an open source software development kit (SDK) for data scientists. Data, such as proprietary data sets, personal information, trading algorithms, and order books will be decentrally stored in a distributed database using a modified Kademila DHT protocol. This is the same distributed data storage protocol used by BitTorrent and Storj.

Sales period. From Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 31, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. $30 M
Website and whitepaper. rate - 87/100.


Jincor is a venture-backed enterprise communication tool aimed at helping employees within an organisation to connect with each other and existing external partners as well as to establish new business relations with companies across the globe and streamline blockchain transactions involving digital assets, contractual and legal procedures via smart contracts. Jincor sees its mission in building a global enterprise platform which interconnects organizations, people within them and assets into a blockchain-powered autonomous ecosystem, while also thriving on security and transparency. Thus challenging inherent complexity and limitations of the dominant institutional designs, our goal is to ultimately empower business communications by reducing the amount of time, effort and money it usually takes to find and establish valuable business connections, expand your market reach and execute transactions.

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Sales period. From Aug 21, 2017 to Sep 18, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. $13.5 M
Website and whitepaper. rate - 80/100.


StreamSpace incorporates cutting edge technologies like decentralized storage systems and blockchains, which make it the most progressive streaming marketplace in the world. Filmmakers set a price for their work and are paid immediately by consumers, disrupting the traditional industry model.

Sales period. From Aug 21, 2017 to Sep 18, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. $20 M
Website and whitepaper. rate - 81/100.


TokenStub is a decentralized infrastructure for event ticket sales, which aims to disrupt the $33 billion event ticketing industry.  The ticketing industry is plagued with problems.  Consumers are blocked from the primary market due to the proliferation of sophisticated resellers who use bots to buy up the majority of tickets.  When consumers are able to access the primary market, typically only subpar seats are available – and customers must pay exorbitant fees to secure those seats.  If tickets to an event are sold out, consumers typically turn to the secondary market to source their tickets.  On the secondary market, they also pay high fees and risk fraud due to the lack of transparency.

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Sales period. From Aug 25, 2017 to Oct 3, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH, BTC
Max investment cap. $15 M
Website and whitepaper. rate - 76/100.

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Sales period. From Aug 24, 2017 to Oct 24, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. $15 M
Website and whitepaper. rate - 82/100.


UNYT is run on IPFS, and operates through the Ethereum blockchain. Countless nodes supporting the system means it is never vulnerable to outages or DoS attacks.
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Sales period. From Aug 21, 2017 to Sep 4, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
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Website and whitepaper. rate - 73/100.

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