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Introducing æternity (AE) | Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
  æternity’s blockchain focuses on increasing scalability of smart contracts and DApps by moving smart contracts off-chain in private state channels between parties. More notably, the blockchain is supported by a decentralized oracle machine connecting data from outside sources for usage in the smart contract. In addition to usage of prediction markets for various voting and verification purposes, these main features are where æternity (AE) stands out from other blockchain platforms.    So how does it work? State Channels:  Known as their State Channel solution (communication between parties in a smart contract) AE allows the communication off chain and only connects to the blockchain for actions of adjudication or transfer of value.    This is effective compared to other chains for two main reasons. Firstly, they don’t need to pay the network every time these parties compute. In addition to better privacy, the two parties in the contract only need to see the contract’s information. This brings higher scalability and privacy to the network users.    Oracle Machine    AE’s Oracle machine really has them standout and here is why. An oracle provides outside data to the blockchain, more specifically to the smart contracts. By having the oracle move data to AE’s blockchain, the data set becomes unchangeable and immutable within the contract. The oracle in fact collects centralized data and moves it to a decentralized system.     For example:    Lets say a freelance DApp using AE’s blockchain allows parties to hire content writers. The smart contract is programmed to read the oracles data to approve or disapprove a payment. The smart contract has rules for doing the job, such as, the article needs to be 800 words, uses 10 keywords for SEO purposes, and includes an image. The oracle can check if these rules were met after the article is produced and then tell the smart contract to make the payment.  Now for your task:    What’s your first impressions of AE? After seeing one example, come up with a use case idea where an oracle can be used with AE smart contracts. This will allow AE to utilize these ideas as they work closely with their Aepps (AE’s Dapps).  Top 5 voted use cases will receive a Ledger Nano S with æeternity branding from æternity blockchain.   Please make sure to create your AE wallet (browser-based wallet) or download using iOS or Android and place your AE public key, CH username and address (for potentially being top 5) in the Survey. We then will send out the tokens every two weeks for all the participants. In the future, we plan to integrate AE blockchain, so stay tuned!    We look forward to your feedback! 
Project: æternity | Rewards: 10000 YUP and 100.0 AE
July's Dividend Results & AE Task Winners | Posted 6 months ago
Hello Crowdholders, Congratulations to the 5 winners in the AE challenge whose ideas were voted in the top 5. These winners will be receiving a Ledgar Nano S directly to their doorstep. Without further ado, here is the list of winners and you can check their answers here.     1) Emmanuel Joseph 2) Marco Walz 3) Thomas Hofer 4) Randy Tice 5) Justin Kat   Now, we would like to show you the results of July's dividend distribution. Here it is according to our tier system:   Tier 1 Group: >top 20 Leaderboard(July): 53.8 YUPs Tier 2 Group: >50,000 YUP: 53.8 YUPs Tier 3 Group: >250,000 YUP:  215 YUPs Tier 4 Group: >1,000,000 YUPS: 1,076 YUPs   2019 YUP distribution results and number of tasks:    January: 280K YUPs; 25 tasks February: 200K YUPs; 31 tasks March: 150K YUPs; 22 tasks April: 500K YUPS; 32 task May: 500K YUPs; 30 tasks June: 380K YUPs; 27 tasks July: 454K YUPS; 26 tasks    As you see this month the amount of YUP rewards increased by over 100K. We had a number of tasks being posted on their own with the addition of tasks coming from the AE partnership. More importantly, we had higher rewards of altcoins thanks to the usage of the AE token for which we plan to integrate (blockchain) in the future. In time this will grow with more AE tasks and their project tasks, so stay tuned!   Don’t forget about our BUY YUP widget on the newsfeed. Price is fixed weekly from CMC so you never know when you may find a better price to purchase YUPs and can upgrade your tier! If you are interested in placing tasks as an individual, you can click here to apply. Thanks for reading and feel free to discuss the results in the comment section below.   Cheers, CH Team
Project: Crowdholding | Rewards: 5000 YUP
Mad at ads? Be Brave and switch! | Posted 7 months ago
Hello Crowdholders! There has been a rather interesting turn of events in both Brave’s and Google’s development department that we think is worth your attention. Let’s kick things off with the changes Google is planning to implement. Under the guise of security improvement, Google is changing the API based upon which extensions receive web content. While a pretty noble concept, it also means that ad blockers are going to be affected. Many of the popular blockers, such as uBlock or Ghostery are depending on this API. While Adblock Plus is fine, it has an ad whitelisting option that companies can pay for to go around its blocking capabilities that Google seems fond of using. On the other hand, as per the previous task, Brave puts the ‘AD’ into ‘ADvance’, pushes privacy of its users above everything else and tries to make the ad-experience as painless as possible. Their new browser engine built in Rust is almost 70 times faster at ad blocking than ever before! It is ready to download via Brave’s dev channel and it also uses a newer and more effective ad blocking algorithm. Sometimes it feels quite creepy that the thing you were searching for is 5 minutes later promoted in ads. Luckily, with Brave browser on your side, you make those ads non-existent or receive BAT token for turning them on. Either way, it is your choice, as it should be. Questions for you: Do you use an adblocker on your default browser? What was the weirdest targeted ad that you have received? Did an ad ever made you go and buy the product? Still haven’t given Brave a try? Support CH and download it here.  We look forward to your thoughts! Cheers,  Crowdholding Team 
Project: Brave | Rewards: 7500 YUP and 30.0 BAT
Are we in a Crypto Winter? | Posted 1 year, 10 months ago
Since January we have seen a bear market in affect, with market volume dropping at an all time high to 813,871,000,000 to 279,131,000,000 as of March 29th, 2018 (Coinmarketcap). Many predict, 2018 is the year we see more valued use cases of Dapp’s utilizing blockchain solutions in the industry (link). Crowdholding is on the verge of turning on their eco-system where we will have live token movement from tasks instead of our current virtual system (come April). Our goal is to be one of these business model use cases that will create real value for the industry.  While we build, we also have to think and prepare for a turbulent nature of market volatility and regardless what happens, dig deep to keep building and scaling, improving overall business development speed. Our business model utilizes the the Ethereum network. This is why we focus also on ERC20 businesses, but also accept others for special cases. Our question today: What is your vision of the market up ahead for this year?Do you see a Crypto Winter that could last many more months up ahead? Or do you see a rebound sooner than later? Could political risk affect outcomes this year? Or will we instead see governments with open arms? And lastly, what’s your thoughts about East vs West? Who is the fastest with developing in this sector in your opinion?Very interested to see the responses. Keep up the good work everyone over the Easter break!
Project: Crowdholding | Rewards: 1000 YUP

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