Overstock to launch token exchange with its own ICO

Retail giant, Overstock, is about to launch its token exchange with its own ICO
11 October 2017   1657

The idea to presale coins of a cryptocurrency or token of a blockchain project has evolved in a crazy successful instrument to raise funds for the development of a new application. Projects held a successful ICO raise millions of dollars, make partnerships and gain popularity. That's why it's vital to keep track of both recent and upcoming token sales. 

Following the ICO stream, the retail giant Overstock is going to launch its new regulated token exchange with its own ICO.

The brand new exchange is set to be the first marketplace specifically for trading tokens classed as securities in the U.S., and the ICO is to be the inaugural event for the project. The service is being launched under the umbrella of Overstock's capital markets arm,. As detailed, a tØ-specific token is to be created and sold duting the token sale. Patrick Byrne, Overstock CEO, claims that it will be "distinct from other tokens on the exchange, being a so-called utility coin and not a security", as ibtimes.com reports.

Byrne also argues that building the new service was a natural process.

If there's one company that could legitimately issue a token it should be us.
 

Patrick Byrne
Overstock CEO

The platform is to launch the new token "before Thanksgiving". In total, the company expects to raise $200 million to $500 million via the ICO.

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Tezos Bug to Slow Down the Network in 20 Times

The issue looks fixed now and Tezos network works in the standard transmission mode
25 September 2018   196

In the main network of the Tezos block project, a bug was discovered one week after its official launch. According to tzscan.io, on August 24, due to the vulnerability, the release time of the blocks increased from 1 to 20 minutes.

Tzscan.io
Tzscan.io

The user of the service for hosting IT projects GitLab under the nickname "Jérémie" reported on block freezing for 45 minutes. Later in Riot chat he learned that developers are aware of the problem and they are working on its solution.

Bug between the baker and the node. The two communicate over json but the json serializer incorrectly handled some control characters. Immediate fix was to patch the serializer. Medium term fix is that the baker and node really should communicate using the binary RPCs instead.
 

murbard at Reddit

Soon after the discovery of the bug, one of the developers posted an urgent fix at GitHub, which was proposed to be installed by all the bakers. Currently the Tezos network operates in normal mode, and the units are released every minute.

As of September 25, 08:00 UTC network of Tezos worked in the standard transmission mode - 1 block per 1 minute