Top recent ICO August 6th - 12th

The list of top ICO which were held between August 6th and 12th, 2017: Tierion, KUNA, Blocktix, etc
11 August

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 is vital to follow the latest ICO news and trends.

Recent ICO

Here is a close up of the most interesting ICO ended this week (August 6th - 12th, 2017). As it always happens in this industry, some of them were more vivid and successful, while the others have failed. Thus, ones were promoted so much but ended up with actually nothing, the others surprised the market by raising plenty of money. To find out more, continue reading. 

Tierion

Tierion works by creating a proof that links data to a transaction on a blockchain. This is called anchoring. Anyone with this proof can verify the data’s integrity and timestamp without relying on a trusted authority. Since launching in 2015, over a thousand companies have used Tierion, including large enterprises like Microsoft, Philips, as well as innovative startups such as Accredible and Tokken.

Tierion  Tierion 

Sale period 
July 27th - August 10th, 2017
Accepted currencies: ETH, BTC
Raised: $25,044,729
Website and whitepaper

KUNA (SCO)

The Ukrainian crypto exchange is building powerful crowdsale functionality as an additional service within their core business. Crypto exchange Kuna.io will make it easy for anyone to launch a blockchain crowdsale on Waves. Whilst ICOs have proven extremely popular, with hundreds of millions of dollars pouring into the blockchain space as a result, there are still technical overheads involved in collecting funding in multiple currencies from investors smoothly and securely. Kuna will address this problem by incorporating new functionality within their existing exchange. In partnership with Waves, Kuna will offer ICO-as-a-Service — a term coined by the team to describe their new initiative — as well as ICO-as-a-Platform. This will allow clients to launch ICOs on Waves, using the Kuna exchange platform.

Sale period 
July 27th - August 8th, 2017
Accepted currencies: ETH, BTC, WAVES
Raised: pending information
Website and whitepaper

Po.et

Because Po.et uses blockchain technology, it has no single point of failure, owner or administrator — it is an open network that anyone can use. Generate immutable and timestamped titles for your creative works and register your assets to the Po.et network. Because it is decentralized and secured by the blockchain, the metadata attribution remains safe, verifiable and immutable. Po.et uses cryptography to give both publishers and content creators the tools to automate the licensing process without relying on any third parties. Choose from a preexisting license or create your own terms and automate the payments, transfer and issuance of licenses. Providing an open network in a space that had always been controlled by third parties, Po.et builds a bridge between creators and publishers. Discover new content or verify authenticity, authorized through a truly transparent system of attribution.

Sale period 
August 8th - August 9th, 2017
Accepted currencies: ETH
Raised: $0.00 
Website and whitepaper

Royal Kingdom Coin

Following the goal of the government of Dubai to become the world capital of Blockchain Tech, Royal Kingdom Enterprise focuses on contributing to the consolidation of this ideal by developing solutions based on Blockchain tecnology. To achieve this objective, the company will promote an ICO through of its token named Royal Kingdom coin.

Sale period 
July 10th - August 11th, 2017
Accepted currencies: ETH
Raised: $486,777.14 (1,617.89 ETH)
Website and whitepaper

Suretly

Suretly is a provider of an international crowd vouching platform. The company offers users an investment alternative called crowd vouching, which allows customers to make money vouching for people who need a urgent loan. This system works in a similar fashion than peer-2-peer lending, but customers do not lend money to each other directly. Instead, they vouch for borrowers who apply for a loan through lending partners. Customers can find borrowers that are looking for their loan’s guarantors. The voucher can check the borrower’s profile and choose whether to vouch for the borrower if one's default risk and earning amount suit them.

Sale period 
July 11th - August 11th, 2017
Accepted currencies: ETH, BTC, Litecoin, WAVES
Raised: $2,617,800 (167 BTC, 6359 ETH, 938 LTC, 12901 WAVES)
Website and whitepaper

Blocktix

Blocktix is an Ethereum based, counterfeit-resistant solution for individuals and event hosting businesses to distribute, advertise, and transfer ownership of event tickets or passes. Event hosting is an expansive and growing market, yet much like the financial industry, it suffers from constant, systemic challenges regarding fraud prevention, transfers of ownership and intermediary cost. Utilizing Ethereum smart contracts, the Blocktix platform will leverage the power of decentralization to resolve the systemic issues currently plaguing the event hosting industry. Blocktix will combine on-chain ticket distribution, a trustless p2p ticket exchange and an incentivised advertising network to create a single source event hosting platform that replaces the fragmented legacy systems currently in use. The Blocktix platform will have a dramatic effect on the event hosting industry as it will reduce distribution, transfer and promotion costs up to 90%.

Blocktix Blocktix

Sale period 
July 7th - August 7th, 2017
Accepted currencies: ETH
Raised: $6,981,328.00
Website and whitepaper

BattleDrome

BattleDrome is a platform/ecosystem for gaming which is built on top of a decentralized Battle Arena, allowing anyone to create a Warrior: an entity which exists on the Ethereum Network, which can be traded, trained, equipped, and entered into events to do battle with other Warriors for fun and profit! Much like their roman gladiator predecessors, Warriors gain experience over time which they use to gain in skill and combat prowess. Warriors gain FAME throughout their career, a portion of which is transferred to their owner each time. Events are regularly scheduled, by the community in a decentralized way, and have rules (number of warriors, skill level limitations, etc).

BattleDrome 
BattleDrome

Sale period 
July 1st - August 12th, 2017
Accepted currencies: ETH
Raised: pending information
Website 

Digital Developers Fund

DDF offers investors an opportunity to participate in high growth digital assets such as domain names and crypto currency. The roots of the DDF go back to 2010, when DDF was incorporated as “Domain Developers Fund” in the Cayman Island. DDF holds over 1,350 premium domains such as Swords.com, Audits.com, Exhibitions.com or PR.uk. In 2017, the fund rebrands to “Digital Developers Fund” and raises funds via an ICO to expand its asset allocation.

Digital Developers Fund Digital Developers Fund

Sale period 
July 10th - August 10th, 2017
Accepted currencies: ETH
Raised: $1,964,039 (6,429 ETH)
Website

Intel to Apply Blockchain Mining to Genetic Sequencing

Intel intends to utilize the energy expended during cryptocurrency mining for the sequencing of genetic data
15 December

Yesterday the U.S. Patent released a patent application called "Blockchain System with Nucleobase Sequencing as Proof of Work". In the application Intel’s inventors describe a type of computer called a sequence mining platform (SMP) which would identify the order or nucleobases in a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA).

Nucleobases are the molecules that make up DNA and RNA, which contain the genetic information within every living organism on the planet. The order of these bases determines what physical traits a person, plant or animal features.

The patent application states that the SMP would use a nucleobase sequencing unit to actually establish the order of nucleobases in a given sample, which would then be verified by the blockchain before being permanently recorded on it.

The POW algorithm will be used to both identify the sequence and subsequently verify it, according to the application, and the sequence recorded on one block would be used as a base for the POW problems in the next block.