Bisq will not do the ICO

Decentralized exchange announced the rejection of the ICO conception
05 July 2017   3042
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Creators of the decentralized exchange Bisq announced that they will not provide the ICO, which was extremely popular in the crypto-currency community. Instead, the exchange published a whitepaper of the upcoming decentralized autonomous organization (DAO).

Very contrary to the infamous ICO models where people ask for a lot of money for whitepaper-ware we have a working platform developed by altruistic contributions and donations which is out since more than a year and we will distribute the ownership and management to those who have contributed to the project - those who helped to make a decentralized exchange reality!
 

Manfred Karrer 
Bisq Founder

Also, Manfred made this tough statement:

We are NOT doing an ICO and not selling tokens! 
 

Manfred Karrer 
Bisq Founder

BSQ tokens will be spread among 200-400 people, which supported the project earlier. When DAO will launch, these tokens will be sold at Bisq.

Additional information will be provided in the nearest future. But even now team says that DAO will have several stages. 

First stage is almost ready to start, but it needs additional tests. Second is planned to be held approx. in October 2017. It will also consist of voting and periodically token emission.

Creators are opened for all feedbacks and suggestions and ready to answer people's questions.

Bisq was known as Bitsquare and it was launched in beta mode in April 2016.

What is Bitsquare? 

Waves to Release Node 1.0

According to the team, Node 1.0 is a culmination of many months of work and now RIDE programming language is supported for the mainnet
26 June 2019   87

Waves blockchain platform this Tuesday announced the release of a major update Node 1.0, which will significantly expand the capabilities of its ecosystem.

The developers call Node 1.0 the culmination of months-long work and pay particular attention to the release of the RIDE programming language for the core network Waves, which is focused on creating stable decentralized applications.

In addition, with Node 1.0 in Waves, it will be possible to release collection items on the blockchain or non-fungible-tokens, similar to those used, for example, in Ethereum-based CryptoKitties.

Also, users of the Waves decentralized exchange will be able to use assets other than WAVES coins to pay commissions. Calculation of commissions in this case will be carried out on the basis of the exchange rate of Waves DEX. The developers claim that their community members have been asking for a long time to implement this feature.

Activation of the update will require the accumulation of 80% of the votes of the participants in the ecosystem. For comparison, in EOS, where a similar consensus mechanism is used, the minimum bar is 15%. Node 1.0 on the Waves core network will be launched one week after reaching the specified number of votes. At the same time, users and developers will have access to all the new features.