Phore marketplace goes live with 'open beta' launch

Phore blockchain's decentralized marketplace that offers zero-fee transactions opens its doors to customers on March 25 with an open beta launch
21 March 2018   713

A private community-based blockchain Phore is set to launch open beta version of its marketplace on March 25 in full accordance with its roadmap. The marketplace offers zero-fee transactions of sale and purchase of goods. The marketplace itself is a fork of OpenBazaar and at the beginning will use centralized search engines to find new shops and stores. The company's ambition is to become a 'decentralized eBay' with every shop having its own digital address that uniquely identifies it with all of its data and allows customers to access these shops without the help of any centralized server.

Phore platform is actually a fork of PIXV blockchain, and features like advanced and flexible smart contract platform for building decentralised applications that can be used in conjunction with private transactions, custom blockchain creation services, etc are set to be developed along the way. Phore has its protocol in the form of PoS blockchain with its native PHR token. Users are rewarded with PHR for validating and maintaining transactions. Now, as all the transactions take place at the protocol level, Phore designed this decentralized and trustless trade platform. Atomic swaps are to be implemented, meaning that the users will be able to instantly exchange alternative digital currencies into PHR coins. By the end of 2018, Phore intends to start collaborating with 'offline' vendors to allow physical goods be bought at the marketplace.

Another major use-case of the marketplace is that it allows other projects to seek investments and hold crowdfunding campaigns. Using the platform and posting the relevant information on the project along with significantly lower fees, it adds an additional intriguing dimension to the marketplace overall.

Phore Blockchain is evolving into one of the most flexible ecosystems on the market with capabilities that will far surpass others. In addition to this, we are able to appeal to a broad audience that includes not only First World countries, but also developing nations. Through our decentralized marketplace and partnerships with providers, we will bring internet capabilities to unserved and underserved regions, enabling some of the poorest countries in the world to become part of the global economy. Later this year, we will launch a pilot program in an emerging market, giving people with little or no access to the digital economy the ability to buy and sell goods and services.

 

Anthony Alleyne

Co-CEO, Phore

At the time of publication, Phore market characteristics are as follows:

Average price: $1.60

Market cap: $11,485,033

Volume (24h): $19,762

Thai Watchdog to Issue License to Zipmex

About 30 crypto-exchanges have already applied for licenses to the local Securities and Exchange Commission
20 January 2020   72

According to a press release distributed on January 20 with the Cointelegraph, the Thai Ministry of Finance and the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Zipmex for a license that imposes strict regulatory requirements on applicants.

In order to obtain a license, applicants must prove that they have reliable financial sources - with a share capital of at least 50 million baht (about 1.65 million dollars) - and that they work at a high level in their IT and cybersecurity systems.

Under Thai law, licensed digital asset operators that are licensed are classified as financial institutions and must fulfill reporting obligations in the area of ​​anti-money laundering.

According to a press release, about 30 crypto-exchanges have already applied for licenses to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Interestingly, the applications of the two exchanges have already been rejected on the basis of insufficient KYC.

The license was introduced as part of the country's regulatory framework for digital assets, which led to the launch of the first ICO in October 2019.

The operator has secured a partnership with the public company AEC Securities Public Company in Thailand, which specializes in securities, brokerage services and investment banking, in order to attract both retail and institutional investors in the country.

With a license, the Zipmex Exchange expects to begin operations in Thailand earlier this year, having previously launched platforms in Australia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Digital currencies and securities are emerging asset classes for both the banked and unbanked. It is an interesting time in our financial history, and I’m glad Thai regulators are working with exchanges to build regulatory frameworks for these new technologies to operate within.

 

Dr. Sathit Limpongpan

Zipmex CEO

Despite the fact that the authorities initially tried to ban Bitcoin in 2013, the Thai government has taken a more active and pragmatic approach to the cryptography sector over the past year.

As reported, last January, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission issued licenses to 4 cryptocurrency firms: Bitcoin Exchange Co., Bitkub Online Co. and Satang Corporation, as well as TH digital currency brokerage and dealer company.

These events were followed by an amendment to the country's law on securities and exchanges, adopted in February 2019, which legalized the issue of token securities using blockchain technology.