Spring is almost here in the Mediterranean and with the ability to do p2p trading between MSC and BTC as of block 290630 we want to highlight some of the new applications that are coming out.
Come join us in NYC on APril 7th to celebrate with Tatiana Moroz, our host, and the NYC Bitcoin Center. Details on FB.
There is not definite date set in stone yet as to when some of the earliest types of smart tokens can be issued using the Master Protocol, but the estimate is that sometime in the middle the end of April anyone will be able to create two types of smart tokens: 1. Fixed Number Token – plain and simple it is a token with a fixed amount. Of course, it could represent virtually anything, but if you plan on having it represent anything that is highly regulated we urge you to retain legal counsel with expertise in that particular domain.
2. Variable Multiplier Input Token – aka “kickstarter” token; this token has its fixed number set at the end of some period of time, during which there is a fund raiser.
For example, let’s say that your church or religious organization wants to award anyone who donates 1 Mastercoin with 10 HolyCoins as a token of appreciation and so that members can give those out to their friends and family as tokens of their goodwill among each other. Recall that Mastercoin Foundation sponsored our first hackathon back in March 2014, and several winners came from that hackathon who are all candidates for releasing coins for developing their Distributed Applications. More on these in the next few weeks as we round up their pitches.
Tatiana Coin – Tatiana Moroz is a singer and musician, who is putting out a new album and needs capital. Tatianacoins will be a prototype for, or proof of concept for other artists who need capital to finish projects. These particular tokens can be structured to be redeemed for special awards by an artists you support. More details to follow.
Block Explorers, Wallets & Trading Browsers
News, Indexes and Rankings
Mastercoin.it is a hub of information about Mastercoin. The first service is live Mastercoin rates against bitcoin and fiat currencies, as well as general Digital Currencies News.
The DAC500 claims to be the very first cryptocurrency index, and it is a tracking index based on market capitalization of existing DACs. Mastercoin is included as on of the tokens being tracked.
Coinmarketcap.com ranks cryptocurrencies by trading volume and “market capitalization”; it also provides charts and links to various exchanges. Currently, Mastercoin ranks 8 out of 208 cryptocurrencies tracked by the site.
Providing charts and pricing data of Mastercoin-Bitcoin trading.
An Android app that displays the current price of Mastercoin and can convert to several major currencies.
Exchanges, Faucets & Tippers
Now you can get tipped in Mastercoin via coinwidget.com’s famous donation button.
Mastercoin-Faucent now supports seven authentication methods: google, facebook, twitter, coinbase, bitcointalk, reddit, and github. If you are into social network design, we’re looking to add some capabilities to send out FB wall posts, Tweets, and reddit posts when users use the faucet. The code is open source to fork orcontribute to.
Masterxchange is the 1st and only full automated Mastercoin-Bitcoin exchange.
Mcoin.io is a manual person to person exchange that also offers escrow.
CoDA is aimed at the mutual legal defense, education and advocacy of next-generation digital markets.
The Mastercoin Foundation helping with and sponsoring more hackathons this year. The next up is In Crypto We Trust during the Toronto conference later this month. And in May will be a hackathon based our out of Israel. More information coming soon! If you would like for Mastercoin Foundation and BitAngels to help your conference have a hackathon for Bitcoin 2.0 DAPPs please get in contact with us.