THE HOPE GOLD COIN, A NEW ASSET-BACKED CRYPTOGRAPHIC CURRENCY CREATED TO SUPPORT CHARITIES

By Judith Jakubovics – BizDev at Omni Foundation

Dear Omnis,

The HOPE Gold Coin Charitable Trust announced  that the HOPE Gold Coin, a new asset-backed cryptographic currency supporting charities worldwide, has been listed on the following exchanges: C-CEX, MasterExchange and Holy Trancactions

HOPE Gold Coins are traded and supported by C-CEX, MasterExchange and Holy Transaction.

John Allen, Chairman of the HOPE Gold Coin Charitable Trust’s Protector Committee, states, “We’re excited about the growing interest in the HOPE Gold Coin and appreciate the C-CEX, MasterXchange and Holy Transactions for  listings as we build our liquidity in the digital market.”

The HOPE Gold Coin is based on the Omni Protocol, using Bitcoin 2.0 technology with smart features specifically developed to address stability, safety and security issues as well as provide ease of use.

Owners can keep their HOPE Gold Coins in the HOPE Wallet, which can hold multiple cryptographic currencies including Bitcoin. Based on the OmniWallet, the HOPE Wallet combines security, usability and multi-currency support. 

Proceeds from sale of the HOPE Gold Coin will help fund large-scale charitable initiatives around the world.  Owners can support charitable activities by simply purchasing HOPE Gold Coins as well as by donating those coins directly to multiply the effect.

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Great things are happening with Omni

Point of contact for companies and organizations who want to issue a token

(Judith Jakubovics) Judith (-at-) Omni.Foundation and on Skype: Judith.Jakubovics

THE HOPE GOLD COIN, A NEW ASSET-BACKED CRYPTOGRAPHIC CURRENCY CREATED TO SUPPORT CHARITIES

2015 Mastercoin Foundation board elections

Dear friends,

GoatAs we begin the Lunar New Year and move further along the “Great Transition”, I just want to make us aware that the Mastercoin Foundation is holding our first board elections on March 5, 2015. While sponsors now drive feature development through the recently incorporated Omni Foundation in Switzerland, the Mastercoin Foundation bears custody of the Exodus fund and its disbursement of the 21,459+ dev omnis (this portion was initially deemed development Mastercoins), in addition to another 60,000 omnis in employee options J.R. just donated to this development pool, towards the omni platform’s most lucratively fruitful interests.

Anyone who might feel they’d represent the omni tokens and participate in the development of the community’s best interests please do so by submitting your intentions to run by March 1st, to lend time for any preparations (say, a candidate wishing to rally support online with a Reddit AMA, etc.) and extenuating circumstances before the start of the election.

A tentative procedure  : 

  1. Confirm intentions to run via this Google Form by 3/1/2015.
  2. We then compile the list of candidates and assign each candidate a Bitcoin/Omni address, to all be posted on the blog and fora by 3/5/2015.
  3. Voters then will send a BTC dust transaction from an Omni-holding address to a candidate(s) address(es)*.
  4. Votes will be tallied on 3/20/2015 at 12:00AM EST and the top five candidates with the most votes will be announced in the morning, who will then be free to choose whether or not they accept to serve the term. 

* To vote for multiple candidates, one will have to split an address into separate, respective addresses. Please note that when voting for a candidate, only the amount of omnis held in an address on 3/20/2015 will be counted, meaning if you vote for a candidate early on, you are able to change your vote by moving the omnis to a new address and sending a dust transaction from there. 

While one day these election functions can be programmed, I would imagine that in terms of the software’s priorities at this point in time, this would sadly broach upon scope creep. In the mean time, keep your eyes open for surprises!

Best wishes,

Antony, board member

2015 Mastercoin Foundation board elections

Synereo is a next-gen social network

By Judith Jakubovics – BizDev at Omni Foundation

Dear Omnis,

It’s turning out to be another exciting and productive week! The Omni Foundation is privileged to provide a platform to so many innovative projects.  Omni allows for the issuance of Smart Properties and assets on the Bitcoin blockchain, and we like to share some of the leading projects using the platform and protocol.

Today, I would like to introduce Synereo.

Synereo is a next-gen social network that puts security, identity, and community management directly under the purview of you – the user, respecting your attention and rewarding you for your activities on the social network.

With current social networks, you are not the client. You are the product being sold. The value you create by being a part of the network flows upwards immediately, reaching only a select few: those in control of the network. With Synereo, a completely decentralized and distributed network, you are in control. The value you create, provide and share stays in your hands.

Why Synereo?

Synereo is a next-gen social network. It is:

  • Unconstrained by the financial desires of its operators
  • Impossible to take down
  • Rewarding for content creators
  • As private and as unmonitored as you want it to be
  • Devoid of any center of control
  • Designed to value your attention through direct compensation
  • A better system for social organization online
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Synereo’s Token, The AMP: A Voice Amplifier

AMPs, the application tokens for the Synereo network, serve as a way to Amplify the flow of information in the network, increasing its organic reach and allowing it to get to propagate to more peers.AMPlogo PICTURE 2

The AMP

Who benefits from Synereo?

You, the user. By participating in the Attention Economy, you receive tokens that you can use to Amplify your voice or to sell on the market. These tokens have an inherent value, as they can be used to increase the chances of a message getting a user’s attention. The more you do for the network, the more your attention is worth.

You, the content producer. Through direct compensation for user-generated content, Synereo puts users back in control of their content, to rise and fall directly on the support and passion of its community. Synereo makes it easy to find your communities and grow your project on your terms.

You, the advertiser. Advertisers allocate significant resources in an attempt to optimize the reach of their campaigns and outsmart content delivery algorithms. An entire ecosystem of advertising middlemen profit from programmatic advertising; buying and selling ad spaces, bidding for your attention in real time, using retargeting mechanism and attribution models, and generally adding nothing to the quality of the content.

Synereo will provide advertisers with the full set of tools necessary to reach their natural audiences, decimating the costs otherwise lost to both these advertising middlemen and to the centralized platform.

Here are some ways to get your first AMP tokens

1) You can buy AMPs during an initial crowdfunding phase which will fund the development of Synereo and its deployment. The crowdsale will be supported by the Omni Foundation, and will begin at X.2.2015.

2) Registering for Synereo and migrating your information from an existing social network account.

3) Expanding Synereo by inviting users who register on the network and migrate to it.

4) Bounties. People working to contribute to the development, deployment, and expansion of the network will receive AMP rewards for their efforts.

 

If you want to learn more about Synereo or sign up for updates, please visit: http://www.synereo.com/synereologot picture 3

Great things are happening with Omni

Point of contact for companies and organizations who want to issue a token

(Judith Jakubovics) Judith (-at-) Omni.Foundation and on Skype: Judith.Jakubovics

 

Synereo is a next-gen social network

Omni: the next layer

Mastercoin Upgrades Premier Bitcoin Asset Layer, Relaunches as Omni
Original Bitcoin 2.0 Protocol Powers MaidSafe, Tether, Factom, La’Zooz and
35 More Cryptocurrency Tokens, Passes Counterparty in Market Cap of Assets

Core Developers Ready New Version of Omni Layer Asset Creation Platform, Omni Wallet Multi-Cryptocurrency Online Wallet, and Omni Exchange Decentralized Exchange, All to Launch in Q1 2015

(North American Bitcoin Conference, Miami – January 18, 2015) – Mastercoin (www.mastercoin.org), which created the Bitcoin 2.0 movement through the creation of the first overlay to the Bitcoin blockchain following the industry’s first crowdsale in August, 2013, announced today that it has substantially completed the development of the Omni Core engine behind the Omni Layer (formerly Master Protocol) and will rebrand all aspects of the Mastercoin ecosystem as Omni.

“This relaunch reflects both a change in the cryptocurrency asset landscape, with MaidSafe becoming a top 10 cryptocurrency overall, and the desire of the decentralized developer community that has grown up around these assets and protocols to become a unifying presence in the ongoing development of the blockchain for business,” said Craig Sellars, a technologist of the Omni Layer.

The Omni Layer is a protocol that sits on top of the Bitcoin blockchain, allowing the creation of assets that combine the unmatched network security and adoption rate of Bitcoin with enabling capabilities built into the Omni Layer which allow new assets like MaidSafe, Factom and Tether to create specific new uses cases like decentralized web services, data and records documentation, and a digitized traditional currency, respectively.

The Omni Layer is a decentralized community that was funded by the Mastercoin Foundation, which gathered support from the community totaling 4,700 bitcoins in August, 2013, and used these funds (including during times when bitcoin was valued at 4-5x today’s pricing) to fund hackathons and developer bounties. Two of the Foundation’s key projects, the Omni Wallet (the original use of the Omni brand by the Mastercoin community) and the decentralized exchange, will be completed by a new Omni Foundation, whose board members will be elected by the membership of the new Foundation.

Today the market values of token assets issued on the Omni Layer (including MaidSafe) exceed that of all Counterparty and other Bitcoin blockchain-issued assets combined.

About Omni
Omni (www.omnilayer.org) is the latest iteration of the Master Protocol, created in August, 2013, as the first bitcoin asset layer. As the original Bitcoin 2.0 entity, Omni has 18 months of development and its ecosystem includes a multi-currency wallet (Omni Wallet), which connects to a decentralized exchange (Omni Exchange). Omni is a global community of developers and entrepreneurs building the premium asset layer of Bitcoin as open-source software.

Omni: the next layer

Omniwallet Milestone v0.26 adds Pending TX Support

It is the beginning of a New Year and we have been quiet for too long. We want to start 2015 by giving all Omniwallet users something to celebrate. We know that from time to time sending / receiving transactions may cause some confusion; “Did I send that deposit?”, “Did my transaction go through properly?”.  In an effort to help alleviate this and provide better feedback to you, we are happy to announce Omniwallet’s support for pending transactions.

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We are now able to track transactions broadcast from within Omniwallet. So when you send from your Omniwallet or someone sends you something from their Omniwallet we are able to capture the intended transfer amount and provide you with feedback about what is happening and what you can expect to happen once the transaction confirms on the blockchain.

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As a last little bit of eye candy we also want to share a sneak peak from our testnet server, the redesigned overview page which is part of the new UI currently under development.

 

 

Milestone Summary (See the full list of details on Github):

  • New: Pending Tx Support
  • New: Decode raw api
Ongoing:
  • UI/UX updates
  • Rapid deployment of updated code
  • Crowd-sourced Security Testing
  • Continuing integration of Master Core features
On the Horizon:
  • Wallet ID recovery by Email
  • Send To Owners Support
  • DEx Phase II
  • Additional SP token values in fiat

Take a look and let us know what you think, we’re always happy for user feedback.

After a well rested holiday it’s time to get back to business. Come see what’s going on and help us chase down those fireflies.

 

 

Omniwallet Milestone v0.26 adds Pending TX Support

Omniwallet Milestone v0.24

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 2.22.57 PMUS Dollars, Russian Rubles, Chinese Yuan, you might wonder what do these all have to do with Omniwallet? Starting last Friday we began the rollout of a new Account Settings page within Omniwallet. A long requested feature, users now have the ability to update wallet passwords, set/change an email address and choose a preferred currency for displaying wallet value. Along with hiding Test Ecosystem properties (the new default) from your wallet you can now also support the developers.

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Also as a treat we want to share with you a screenshot from the new UI which is currently under development and getting much closer to completion. This new, reworked interface will have much better support for mobile devices as well as provide a more fluid wallet interaction experience.

 

Milestone Summary (See the full list of details on Github):

  • New: Account Settings page
  • Update email address for your wallet
  • Update Wallet Password
  • Currency Selection
Ongoing:
  • UI/UX updates
  • Rapid deployment of updated code
  • Crowd-sourced Security Testing
  • Continuing integration of Master Core features
On the Horizon:
  • Wallet ID recovery by Email
  • DEx Phase II
  • Additional SP token values in fiat

Take a look and let us know what you think, we’re always happy for user feedback.

The Holidays are about giving to others. So come check out Omni’s Heart of Gold and see how the code will be giving back this next milestone.

Omniwallet Milestone v0.24

Property Token by Delta Business Management and the Omni/Master Protocol

By Judith Jakubovics – BizDev at the Omni/Mastercoin Foundation

In this project, the Delta Business Management wants to embed unique id’s into the tokens to make a strong binding to a deed / contract. Once it will launch, the intention is to scale the business and branch into other forms of assets and property in particular residential markets and capital held in properties. The aim being that asset is more interchangeable giving the owner more flexibility with their wealth.

I would define it as PayTo capability token.

Delta will want to keep tokens to retain their pay to history so the new owners of the contract/token won’t be paid over and over and form a limited fund source. These assets are to be issued manually upon sale.

Customers will apply for Delta ID token. They will apply and send in KYC documentation which will be vetted by Delta Business Management. Once verified a delta ID token will be sent to the clients designated address. Visible in Omniwallet. etc., Once an individual has a delta ID token, they will be able to purchase from the Delta range.

The token holds no personal information and will just be to verify that this individual has passed KYC and is known to DBM, The tokens will be sequential ref designated within the token and all personal information will be kept offline and managed by Delta. Anyone viewing the token via Omniwallet will see DBM ID 001 & DBM ID 002 and so on. No personal information is contained within the total and the identity will only be known by Delta. You will be able to purchase directly from Delta website or directly from the Decentralized Omni exchange – Omni Exchange is scheduled to launch by the second week of January 2015.

So this property tokens will be traded with other members of the delta eco system (ie others who have a valid id token) this means that the properties are interchangeable without the need for estate agents and lawyers. There are procedures in place if someone sells an asset to a non delta ID token holder. The “sendbacks” are stopped until the new owner has obtained their own delta ID token.

All revenue received from the asset will be converted to btc by Delta as the management agent and will be distributed by BTC send outs quarterly providing the Delta terms are met (Delta ID token accompanies the asset).

If people no longer want their property managed by Delta they can either send the token back to Delta to redeem for the title deeds from UK land registry or, they can initiate the break clause in the original contract and receive a full refund (option available after 5 years).

Delta sees exciting opportunities with projects like factom.org (Factom is born on the Omni/Master Protocol) to be able to break the existing storage and parking assets into smaller pieces for small investors build up their portfolios. This would not be possible without projects like Factom.org getting around the micro payments problem which enables to break it down for smaller investors/clients.

If you want to know more, please visit  http://www.deltabusinessmanagement.com/

Great things are happening to the Omni/Master Protocol

Point of contact for companies and organizations who want to issue a token (Judith Jakubovics) Judith (-at-) Mastercoin.org

and on Skype: Judith.Jakubovics

Property Token by Delta Business Management and the Omni/Master Protocol