Do not miss the first smart token launched

For the first time in history, there is the world’s first smart token that can allow a crypto platform built with Ethereum to flourish
26 June 2017   813

Because it is highly profitable for new types of economies to exist within a token market of growing robustness.

Ethereum

Is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements 

The 22 June of 2017 marked a historic event of the cryptocurrency world – the birth of BNT, the first smart token that has eventually been activated at 2 pm GMT. This smart contract introduces new mechanisms that have never been used on the Ethereum blockchain.

Interestingly, this is the first time, an ever-liquid token has ever been developed live in the field. The ability to transfer, purchase and liquidate BNT through the smart token’s contract will be enabled gradually during 7 days following the fundraiser closing. BNT can be easily purchased by sending ETH to an address – which immediately issues BNT tokens back to the sender, updating its current price. The fundraiser will run for two weeks or as long as the hidden cap is reached. Founders and team contributors will be subject to a three-year vesting schedule.

According to the Bancor protocol, a standard for a new generation of cryptocurrencies, the price of BNT increases no matter when it is purchased and decreases in the meantime of selling. Both of these processes depend on the transaction size that maintains an exact 10% reserve ratio, which is always available and consists of its market cap. Given into consideration a security matter, funds are held via multi-sig wallets according to industry best practices.

One of the most important key features of BNT is that it does not relate to buyers and sellers in any exchange. Tens of millions of dollars have already been deposited into and removed from the BNT reserve via this smart token contract and it goes without saying that it is an absolute sensation. In addition, this novel pricing model relies on buys and sells, neither speculation nor slippage.

Judging by different markets, it is evidently true that the smart token unprecedentedly provides a price anchor across exchanges and reduces its own volatility. The post-TGE price charts of popular token sales illustrate that the rise as well as fall is smoother than anything analytics have ever seen.

The mission of BNT is to achieve the stability, which is ultimately healthier for real usage, by real people, in real communities, without any speculators and crashes. BNT has already been traded on Bittrex and Liqui and it will be issued on other exchanges this week. 

Buterin Donated $763k to Fight Possible AI Rise

Creator of Ethereum donated $763k worth ETH to Machine Intelligence Research Institute
22 February 2018   167

The non-profit organization Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI), which studies potential hazards of artificial intelligence, published data on donations collected in December last year. As it turned out, 66% of the funds were received in the crypto currency, Bitcoin.com reports.

66% of the funds donated during the campaign were in the cryptocurrency (mostly Bitcoin and Ethereum). The largest transfer came in the end - $ 763,970 in Ether from Vitalik Buterin. This was the third largest donation in the history of the organization after a $ 1.25 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project in October and $ 1.01 million in Ethereum in May.

It should be noted that the main goal of MIRI is to create a secure artificial intelligence, as well as to study the potential dangers and opportunities that may arise when creating AI. The organization has representative offices in the USA and Canada.

The total amount of MIRI donations in December 2017 was $ 2,515,148 - twice the initial target of $ 1.25 million.