What’s on This Week in Crypto? Key Events, Hard Forks, ICOs and Airdrops

Avi Rosten

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Want to get more involved in the crypto space? Here’s a small list of upcoming events this week you can attend or monitor:

Hard Forks and Network Upgrades: Anonymous Bitcoin (ANON)

ICOs Ending: Scanetchain Token (SWC), Buglab (BGL), Trippki (TRIP), Neonexchange (NEX), EON (EOT*), Etalon (ETALON)

ICOs Starting: Further Network (ATON), Datablockchain (DBCCOIN), LunarLink (LNL), MyCryptoBank (MCB), meVu (MVU), CoTrader (COT), Terawatt (LED), MODEX Token (MDX*), SID Token (SIDT), V-ID (VIDT), ARROUND (ARR), Inlock (ILK)

Blockchain-related Events: Blockchain Seattle (Washington), Block World (California), Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Stockholm (Sweden)

Hard Forks and Network Upgrades

Anonymous Bitcoin (ANON) – Fork of ZClassic and Bitcoin – Snapshot on Sept 10th 2018

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The Anonymous Bitcoin (ANON) team, which aims to create a privacy coin that combines the features of both bitcoin and zclassic, will conduct a snapshot of each respective blockchain on the 10th of September. The fork will provide a 2:1 ratio of ANON to all holders of zclassic (ZCL) and a 1:1 ratio of ANON to all holders of bitcoin (BTC). For more information on the project, please view the whitepaper here.

ICOs

ICOs Ending:

Scanetchain Token (SWC) - Ends 10th Sept

Start Price: 0.00020149 ETH, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 40,000,000 SWC, Funding Cap: 600,000,000 SWC, Coins Offered: 600M (60%). Scanetchain is a decentralized platform where users can freely define and sell their contents and products for royalty and disclosure fees.  SWC is an ERC20 token used as a medium of exchange within Scanetchain.

Buglab (BGL) - Ends 11th Sept

Start Price: 0.15 USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 6,000,000 USD, Funding Cap: 20,000,000 USD, Coins Offered: 170M (40%). Buglab is an ecosystem composed of two platforms that connect companies with a global network of expert cybersecurity researchers. The two platforms, Buglab Contest and Vigilante Protocol, help companies discover and fix vulnerabilities on their digital solutions or assets. Buglab is an ERC20 token based on the Ethereum Network used as a reward method within the platform.

Trippki (TRIP) - Ends 13th Sept

Start Price: 0.1875 USD, Funds Raised: 1,050,000 USD, Funding Target: 3,600 ETH, Funding Cap: 27,500 ETH, Coins Offered: 80M (40%). Trippki is a hotel booking channel and decentralized travel rewards platform. In the Trippki model, guests are rewarded for completing their stay with the TRIP token, an ERC20 token based on the Ethereum blockchain.

Neonexchange (NEX) - Ends 14th Sept

Start Price: 1USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: -, Funding Cap: 25,000,000 USD, Coins Offered: 25M (50%). Users on the Neonexchange network are able to transact digital assets through an off-chain matching engine that allows trades across multiple blockchains, such as NEO or Ethereum. The NEX token is a NEO-based cryptocurrency that allows holders to claim a share of fees generated by the payment service and exchange.

EON (EOT*) - Ends 15th Sept

Start Price: 0.0000476 ETH, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 10,000 ETH, Funding Cap: 30,000 ETH, Coins Offered: 630M (40%). The EON Protocol is a games development platform that provides users with tools to develop their own blockchain-based games (Dgames) projects. EOT, an ERC20 token, powers the EON platform.

Etalon (ETALON) – Ends 15th Sept

Start Price: 1USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 4,000,000 USD, Funding Cap: 8,500,000 USD, Coins Offered: 54M (54%). Etalon is a blockchain-based skill-matching platform that gathers individual skills data so that users can be matched with compatible jobs functions or the tools available on the platform to help develop their capabilities. ETALON is an ERC20 token that aims to serve as a medium of exchange within the Etalon platform and its wider commercial environment.

ICOs Starting:

Further Network (ATON) - Starts 9th Sept

Start Price: 0.02USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 1,000,000 USD, Funding Cap: 12,500,000 USD, Coins Offered: 4.20B (60%). Further Network aims to create an autonomous smart travel ecosystem, focusing on travel industry-related transactions by providing tools for payments and settlements. The ATON token is a Stellar-based token that fuels the Further Network, and enables peer-to-peer transactions.

Datablockchain (DBCCOIN) - Starts 10th Sept

Start Price: 0.12USD, Funds Raised: 16,434,850 USD, Funding Target: 10,000,000 USD, Funding Cap: 50,000,000 USD, Coins Offered: 522M (60%). DataBlockChain aims to democratize big data by providing a comprehensive marketing data solution to all businesses and individuals. The Datablockchain platform intends to merge its own proprietary data with many of the world’s largest databases ranging from government data, industry-specific data, voting records, business to business data, property data, credit bureau data, etc. to create a comprehensive variety of data sets valuable to individuals as well as business users. DBCCOIN is an ERC20 token that serves as a means of exchange on the platform.

LunarLink (LNL) - Starts 10th Sept

Start Price: 0.50 USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: -, Funding Cap: -, Coins Offered: 6M (60%). LunarLink offers users a series of tools for investing in cryptocurrencies via staking. LunarLink also makes it possible for users to invest in its mining facility and to use the platform mobile app to monitor any investments. LNL is an ERC-20 token that powers the platform and will be used for staking actions on the LunarLink.

MyCryptoBank (MCB) - Starts 10th Sept

Start Price: 0.28USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 3,000,000 USD, Funding Cap: 100,000,000 USD, Coins Offered: 15.51M (3%). MyCryptoBank aims to become a banking platform that offers any registered client the possibility of using the full spectrum of banking operations through an online wallet. MCB will be a token based on EOS that will be used as the intermediate element that joins all elements of the financial ecosystem.

meVu (MVU) - Starts 10th Sept

Start Price: 0.34 USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: -, Funding Cap: 45,000,000 MVU, Coins Offered: 68.25M (65%). meVu aims to become a betting platform that matches players on opposite sides of a bet. MVU is an ERC20 token that can be used to report the results of sports matches, earn the right to participate in a monthly lottery, or to claim referral rewards.

CoTrader (COT) - Starts 13th Sept

Start Price: 0.000000556 ETH, Funds Raised: 322,683 USD, Funding Target: 280,000 USD, Funding Cap: 2,800,000 USD, Coins Offered: 20B (20%). CoTrader is an investment funds marketplace. COT is an ERC20 token that can be used by traders and co-traders to pay or receive fees.

Terawatt (LED) - Starts 15th Sept

Start Price: 0.40 USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 500,000 USD, Funding Cap: 11,460,000 USD, Coins Offered: 65M (65%). Terawatt is a renewable energy blockchain start-up that aims to drive global L.E.D. adoption. To achieve this objective, Terawatt aims to create a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), to act as a decentralized global mutual/insurance fund to ensure that utilities business always have access to funding for subsidizing L.E.D. sales to L.E.D energy customers. LED will be an ERC20 token used as a means of exchange between utility companies and LED bulb sellers. It will also serve as an entry point to the DAO, have staking/voting abilities, and will help power the DAO ecosystem.

MODEX Token (MDX*) - Starts 15th Sept

Start Price: 0.80 USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 10,577,066 USD, Funding Cap: 48,000,000 USD, Coins Offered: 111.89M (42%). Modex aims to become a services development workshop and marketplace that presents users with a set of tools for developing blockchain-based projects. MDX Is an ERC20 token that powers the Modex marketplace, and will be used as a means of paying for services, features, and fees within the platform.

SID Token (SIDT) - Starts 15th Sept

Start Price: 0.1EUR, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: -, Funding Cap: 80,000,000 EUR, Coins Offered: 10.25B (41%). SID (Share Internet Data) aims to become an internet sharing system. Certain users will be able to get free Internet access by obtaining tokens in exchange for consuming advertising. SID is an ERC20 token that will serve as a medium of exchange on the network.

V-ID (VIDT) - Starts 15th Sept

Start Price: 0.2 USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 1,000,000 USD, Funding Cap: 8,000,000 USD, Coins Offered: 62M (62%). V-ID aims to become a platform that mitigates document fraud, allowing users and organizations to submit their files for verification. VIDT is an ERC20 token that powers the platform.

ARROUND (ARR) - Starts 15th Sept

Start Price: 0.035 USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 5,000,000 USD, Funding Cap: 30,000,000 USD, Coins Offered: 1.45B (48.3%). ARROUND aims to become an advertising network and communications platform that leverages augmented reality. It hopes to unite consumers, advertisers and AR developers on a single platform with ARR, an ERC20 token, to be used for all transactions within the platform.

Inlock (ILK) - Starts 15th Sept

Start Price: 0.01 USD, Funds Raised: -, Funding Target: 15,000,000 USD, Funding Cap: 27,500,000 USD, Coins Offered: 330M (75%). Inlock aims to become a lending ecosystem that enables users to manage short-term liquidity issues by taking out a loan tied to their existing cryptocurrencies as collateral. ILK is an ERC20 token used as a payment method in the ecosystem and a contract generator.

Events

Blockchain Seattle

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When: Sept 10, 2018

Where: Seattle, Washington

Blockchain Seattle, a two-day event, will include multiple interest-specific discussion tracks, a Developer’s Academy, a Women in Blockchain Breakfast, and a Job Fair.

Track themes include Blockchain in Business, Blockchain in the Public Sector, Blockchain Tech and Platforms, Investing in Blockchain and Regulatory Environment among other tracks. For a full list, please click here.

Speakers during the event include Peter Vessenes (Chairman & Co-Founder at New Alchemy), Joe Roets (Founder & CEO at Dragonchain), Mickey Maher (Head of Revenue at CryptoKitties) among others. For a full list, please click here.

Block World

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When: Sept 12, 2018

Where: Silicon Valley, Californi

Block World will bring together over 3000 blockchain investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, and developers in Silicon Valley on the 12th of September. It will include a conference, an expo, and startup competition.

Areas that will be showcased during the event include blockchain & financial technology innovation, ethereum & smart contract development, decentralized app development, blockchain & financial technology innovation, blockchain governance, compliance, security & identity technology.

Speakers include Daniela Barbosa (Vice President of World Wide Alliances at Hyperledger), Janine Grasso (VP of Blockchain Strategy and Ecosystem Development at IBM), and Dan Gailey (CEO at Synapse AI) among many others.

Click here for a full list of speakers and an event schedule.

Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Stockholm

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When: Sept 11, 2018

Where: Stockholm, Sweden

The Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm aims to bring together the international business community to share their experience of integrating blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Attendees will discuss topics related to how blockchain is used in various sectors such as energy, property, and news to name a few. Topics also include regulation, token models, decentralised applications and valuation among others.

A few notable speakers during the event include Marco Torregrossa (Advisor at Blue Whale Foundation and European Forum of Independent Professionals) Frank Schuil (Board Member at Safello, Founder at Rhino Ventures), Mathias Sundin (Member of Parliament in the Tax Committee and the Finance Committee). Other speakers during the conference will include a series of well-known blockchain experts, government officials, foreign investors, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and developers.

Click here for a full list of speakers, and the conference agenda.