EC to invest €30B in technologies, blockchain included

The European Commission is planning to support the research in the fields of migration, security, climate, clean energy and digital economy
31 October 2017   337

The European Commission reported on Friday how it intends to spend 30 billion euros on the EU's research and innovation financing program for 2018-2020 called "Horizon 2020", of which 2.7 billion euros are intended to launch the European Council for Innovation. This is reported by the Interfax.

Artificial intelligence, genetics, blockchain: science underlies today's most promising breakthrough innovations. Europe is at the forefront of science and technology around the world and will play an important role in innovation.

Carlos Moadas
Member, The European Commission for Scientific Research, Science and Innovation

According to him, the European Commission will work together with the European Council for Innovation, which today takes the first steps to "provide many innovative European companies with a springboard for leadership in the world."

"Horizon 2020" is a European program for the financing of research and innovation with a budget of 77 billion euros, which supports a high degree of scientific excellence in Europe and contributes to bright scientific breakthroughs, such as the discovery of exoplanets and gravitational waves, the European Commission explains.

The goal will be the financial support for companies developing new solutions in the field of migration, security, climate, clean energy and the digital economy.

HTMLCoin swap process comes to an end

On March 27 HTMLCoin finalizes the swap procedure of old HTML5Coin into HTMLCoin at a rate 3:1 and thus the migration to a new blockchain will be officially completed
21 March 2018   30

In full accordance with the swap schedule, March 27 marks the end of the swap procedure of the old HTML5Coin token into new HTMLCoin token. This final stage of the swap that lasted roughly 14 days is considered to be late stage and thus the rate is 3 (old) : 1 (new).

A special web form was prepared so that the users could fill it out and perform the swat themselves (therefore it was called 'Self-swap service'). The users can use this form for both the HTML5Coin wallet addresses and YoBIT exchange withdrawal code called 'Yobit code'. The HTMLCoin team warns that sometimes the YoBIT exchange withdrawal function may not work and recommends repeating the procedure later or contact HTMLCoin support for help with the withdrawal.

The actual swap are going to be handled on Saturday, March 31. The official end date of the swap procedure is set on March 28. This swap is due to the migration of HTMLCoin to a new blockchain with new features for freelancers and segregated minorities (e-learning programs, job hunting and connections, freelance mobile app). These rich features all aim to empower freelancers and vulnerable communities to new bold opportunities, learn new skills and apply them immediately. Freelancers-Business platform is set to connect companies and freelancers to help adopt these innovative concept.

As of the moment of publication, the HTMLCoin market indicators are as follows:

Average price: $0.000541

Market cap: $35,579,234

Volume (24h): $70,079