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Stipend : The Freelancer’s Currency

Stipend : The Freelancer’s Currency

Stipend’s goal is to introduce the concept of the eBits to the already booming freelance market. Upwork recently published a study (2016 US Freelance Market Study) stating that this aforementioned market is worth well over $1 billion in just the US alone. We, at Stipend, want to bring our numerous technological innovations to that space by providing the convenience of instant transactions, low fees, and much-needed decentralization.

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What is Stipend (what are we doing differently)

Cognizant of the increasing demands for able freelancers, Stipend aims to be the ultimate solution for the decentralized sector. We want to create an expansive environment that will be beneficial to both the freelancers and clients through low fees, instant payments, and a unique rewarding scheme that explicitly rewards the highest performing users. Not only this, in regards to the technological aspect of the coin, Stipend seamlessly integrates Masternodes into a twin Proof-Of-Work and Proof-Of-Stake implementation, incentivizing long-term support and improving security as a whole.

We pride ourselves in both our transparency and openness- our mantra and business model is simply: “Your Success is our Success”. The Stipend team currently consists of both the original founders as well as other talented individuals who were interested in our mission. Together, we consistently deliver Weekly Updates containing tangible results while being receptive to feedback and suggestions from the community.

We are always excited to engage with the Stipend community on any of our social platforms and answer any questions posed. We believe that a strong community is crucial to the success of what we’re trying to build. We have a vision of transforming and revolutionizing the way freelancers, startups and digital nomads engage with each other and that Stipend will pave the way for this decentralized revolution.

What have we done so far

Only two months have passed since our launch on February 10th, but we’ve made quite a bit of progress on accomplishing our goals. Not only is the alpha nearing completion, but we have also been working constantly on improving the blockchain. In this time, we’ve gotten Stipend on a reputable exchange and various listing services, started to optimize the wallet, began to register Stipend as a formal LLC in Malta, and maintained open channels of communication with the eBits throughout, shown through our weekly updates and 24/7 support in our Discord channel.

What’s yet to come.

When starting to design the coin, we made the decision to end Proof-Of-Work by block 210,000. This will come into effect in about a month and a half. Proof-Of-Stake and all Masternodes, on the other hand, will continue to be functional. Besides this, our Pre-Alpha tests of the Stipend platform will be starting in the weeks to come, followed by the launch of the Stipend Alpha in Q2 of 2018.

This is a sponsored press release and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or views held by any employees of The Merkle. This is not investment, trading, or gambling advice. Always conduct your own independent research.

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CryptoSolarTech Finishes Successful Pre-ICO with the Goal of Making Cryptocurrency Mining Energy-Efficient Like Never Before

CryptoSolarTech, a blockchain start-up dedicated to addressing the problem of high energy consumption in cryptocurrency mining, has just completed a successful pre-ICO phase of their token sale campaign and broadly surpassed the softcap. A total supply of 1260 million tokens called CryptoSolarTech tokens (CST) is up for grabs during this eBits.  

May 6, 2018

CryptoSolarTech is pleased to announce the successful completion of the pre-ICO phase of their token sale campaign. A blockchain start-up, this pioneering venture looks to fix one of the glaring problems of cryptocurrency mining by making it energy-efficient and environment-friendly. Their token sale campaign will continue until July 14, offering a total supply of 1260 million proprietary tokens of the ecosystem named CryptoSolarTech tokens (CST) with a minimum investment of 100 tokens. The collected funds during the ICO will be used to both construct a solar photovoltaic pool and build the biggest mining farm in Spain.

With the rapidly growing popularity of eBits, the mining of different crypto coins have become commonplace these days. However, this mining process consumes a huge amount of energy for the necessary complex mathematical calculations. In countries with cheaper energy cost due to the abundance of coal and oil, indiscriminate mining has already resulted in a significant increase in CO2 emissions. There is no denying the fact that in order to ensure a better future for the rapidly growing crypto economy, the problem of high energy consumption must be addressed.  

A company based in Spain, CryptoSolarTech proposes to solve the present scenario of cryptocurrency mining by creating a solar photovoltaic pool capable of generating 45,000kW of energy. With this objective, they have already signed a fifteen year power purchase contract with Respira Energía, an organization that provides electricity to consumers at wholesale prices with a guarantee of 100% CO2 free production. Respira Energía will play a pivotal role in CryptoSolarTech’s efforts to make mining sustainable and profitable, without the need for the common form of electricity.

CryptoSolarTech informs that their upcoming solar project will comprise of ten solar plants with an investment of €42.8 million. The mining center will be located in Malaga. Whereas, the solar plants will all be installed in the southernmost and the sunniest region in Spain, Andalusia near Sevilla. The uniqueness of this project lies in the fact that it will have its own solar plants as well as mining infrastructure. Though there have been some similar projects in the past, but they were not equipped with self-mining set-up.

“The operation will be based in one of the sunniest areas of Europe. Our team has an extensive experience of in mining operations,” explains Pablo Alonso, co-founder and CEO at CryptoSolarTech. “We have no doubt that this is a winning package with excellent returns that any crypto enthusiasts will be interested in.”

CryptoSolarTech token (CST), an ERC-20 type token, will be a key component of the CryptoSolarTech ecosystem. “Possession of this digital asset will indicate ownership of a fraction of a cryptocurrency mining farm and a photovoltaic solar energy plant. Users of this platform will be able to obtain their own cryptocurrencies during the CryptoSolarTech ICO in a farm where around three thousand equipment are to be installed” says Alain Aguirre, co-founder and director of the mining operation.             

The Ethereum public Blockchain will be used for the management, generation of income and start-up of the physical assets that make up this project. The primary objective of the ongoing ICO is to create a cryptocurrency mining farm and a photovoltaic plant of solar panels to generate electricity. The company informs that 80% of the funds raised through the ICO will be used for the development of the mining platform, the acquisition of land and construction of several solar power plants, the acquisition of an industrial warehouse, and the servers. Pool platform development, licenses, infrastructure issues, and maintenance will consume the remaining 20%.

The future plan for CryptoSolarTech includes applying for an environmental approval request for the project, authorization for the public construction, and grid-connection of the power plants in June, 2018. The acquisition of land and the industrial warehouse is expected to be completed by September. The launch the application for the construction permit for the solar PV projects has been scheduled in October.

Mentioned below are some key points related to the ICO campaign:

Total supply of tokens: 1.260.000.000 

Number of Tokens for Sale: 1.008.000.000 (80%)

SOFT-CAP: 983.733 €

HARD-CAP: 71.400.000 €

Accepted Currencies: ETH, FIAT

176, 900,524 CST tokens were sold during the just concluded pre-ICO phase, raising 8.845,026 €.   

To find out more, please visit https://CryptoSolarTech.org/en/

About CryptoSolarTech:  CryptoSolarTech is a project oriented towards the development of a platform for clean, ecological and profitable mining with efficient results. It will provide a photovoltaic plant that will generate power capable of obtaining a performance of 45.000 kW. In its fully functional form, the project looks all set to make cryptocurrency mining energy-efficient like never before.

Contact: Sara Picazo

Website: https://CryptoSolarTech.org/en/

Email: [email protected]

This is a sponsored press release and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or views held by any employees of The Merkle. This is not investment, trading, or gambling advice. Always conduct your own independent research.

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Education Ecosystem to Burn 30 Million Education Tokens (LEDU) on July 31st, 2018

The Education Ecosystem is powered by Education tokens (LEDU). These tokens are used for all transactions on the LiveEdu platform – the first for the Education Ecosystem. Tokens minted following their crowdsale were allocated for different purposes, as explained in this article. However, due to a change in the original plan for sourcing of tokens to use on the LiveEdu platform, on July 31st 2018, 30 million Education tokens will be burnt.

Tokens for subscribers on the LiveEdu platform will now be sourced from exchanges instead of from the subscription pool. Consequently, a portion of the subscription pool tokens will be burned. In addition, a portion of the tokens originally allocated for API Ecosystem Developers and Supporters (Quality Assurance & Moderation) will also be burned and sourced from exchanges if further tokens are required.

New Offices

Education Ecosystem recently opened a new office in Kiev and will soon be opening another in Santa Monica. They are in the process of hiring 3 new engineers who will be joining the team at the engineering office in Kiev.

In 2019, they will also be opening a China office as they continue expansion into the Asia Pacific region. With three offices in areas where the majority of their users are located, they will be able to provide more value to the ecosystem and achieve their goal of becoming the world’s largest project learning platform, decentralized on the eBits.

Get Education Token (LEDU)

Get Education tokens now with ETH or eBits on Bibox or Gate.io. Read more about Education token on their project page and ask any questions you might have in their Telegram group chat.

This is a sponsored press release and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or views held by any employees of The Merkle. This is not investment, trading, or gambling advice. Always conduct your own independent research.

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Paytomat Accelerates Cryptocurrency Adoption In Real Life And Teams Up With ZenCash

May 6, 2018, Tallinn, Estonia and Kyiv, Ukraine, Paytomat, the decentralized payment solution for crypto, has announced that it has partnered with ZenCash, the privacy coin for decentralized communications and transactions. Through the cooperation, ZenCash became available as a payment method via Paytomat. Paytomat has already introduced an extension to receive payments in crypto on existing POS (point-of-sale) terminals using Poster, Profit Solutions and 1C. Operating across 150 retail businesses, it currently supports the widest variety of eBits: ZEN, XEM, LTC, DASH, WAVES, ETH, BCH, NANO, DCR, XZC and BTC.

Yurii Olentir, Paytomat CEO, said: “The ZenCash philosophy of borderless and secure transactions also lies at the heart of the Paytomat business idea. We believe that cryptocurrencies will become a common payment method, and we’re committed to increasing their transactional usage in everyday life with our feature-rich and user-friendly payment system”.

Paytomat will use its unique decentralized franchise model as a big part of the go-to-market plan. “We invite the great ZenCash community to join Paytomat. Help us to establish fiat-to-crypto gateways, build direct relationships with POS vendors, or help merchants start accepting cryptocurrency, and receive rewards within the Paytomat loyalty program,” – Yurii added.

Robert Viglione, Co-Founder of ZenCash, said: “ZenCash’s integration as a form of payment in the Paytomat platform represents a critical step forward in making Zen becomes a more widely adopted and easily accessible cryptocurrency. We are confident that this partnership will incentivize more users to adopt ZenCash as a means of secure and private payment and advance our mission of promoting financial freedom around the world.”

Previously, Paytomat reported closing its pre-sale early, having sold 5,000,000 PTI tokens and reaching its softcap. With this success, Paytomat shifted its focus to closer cooperation with crypto core teams and investment funds aiming to cover 85% of the token sale with institutional contributors. The main sale is scheduled for August 1-20, Whitelist registration is currently open. Tokens that were already sold during the pre-sale will be distributed to their holders 10 days after the main sale ends.Join the Paytomat official Telegram for 24/7 support: https://t.me/paytomat. Follow the Paytomat Twitter for the latest news: https://twitter.com/paytomat

About Paytomat

Paytomat is a blockchain-based payment processing system created to help merchants, consumers and crypto core teams to find each other and create real life traction for cryptocurrencies as an emerging method of everyday payments. Built as a decentralized autonomous organization and decentralized franchise, Paytomat features a unique loyalty program based on PTM coin, incentivizing merchants to accept payments in crypto, and PTX tokens, thereby incentivizing customers to pay with crypto. For more information visit https://media.paytomat.com. Media contacts: [email protected]

About ZenCash

ZenCash, the privacy coin for borderless, decentralized communications and transactions, is the first and most important product in the Zen portfolio. Zen launched its eBits in Spring 2017 with a vision of creating a truly private ecosystem for messaging and payments. Zen provides privacy and networking infrastructure for secure and anonymous collaboration. For more information, visit zencash.com.

This is a sponsored press release and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or views held by any employees of The Merkle. This is not investment, trading, or gambling advice. Always conduct your own independent research.

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