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   375

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

Line to Launch Bibox Exchange in Singapore

Bitbox supports 28 digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, MonaCoin, Qtum and Golem
16 July 2018   140

One of the most popular messengers in Asia Line has launched a Bitbox exchange in Singapore. Trading on the platform started this morning and is limited to pairs with crypto-currencies, Cryptovest reports.

Bitbox supports 28 digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, MonaCoin, Qtum and Golem.

BITBOX is only for trading cryptocurrencies (Digital Tokens). Fiat currencies (USD, KRW, etc.) cannot be exchanged on BITBOX.
 

Bitbox Website

Bitbox charges a 0.1% commission and supports 15 languages, including English, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, French and German. In Russia, the US, Japan and some other countries, the exchange is not available.

At the beginning of the year, Line Group applied for a license to the Japan Financial Services Agency, but the process dragged on because of tightening of the regulator's requirements in the light Coincheck exchange hack. All crypto exchange, wishing to provide services in the Japanese market, are required to obtain permission from the local regulator.

Currently, Line is also in the process of obtaining a license in the US. The company decided to open its first trading platform for crypto-currencies in Singapore, as this city-state adheres to a progressive approach to the regulation of the digital currency sphere.

With cryptocurrency, we are going to take our challenge in financial services global.
 

Takeshi Idezawa

CEO, Line

In May, Line Group denied rumors that it intends to release its own token and distribute it through the ICO. Every month Line is used by about 200 million people. The messenger is extremely popular in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.