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ATOR Launches New Crypto Platform with Unique Utilities



Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 26, 2023) –  An anonymous development team with OG crypto connections announced the launch of a new protocol designed to incentivize and maximize the adoption of the Tor network. The protocol, called ATOR, develops a new network that operates by building and selling routers and relays, and paying running nodes using an on-chain Proof of Uptime mechanism.

ATOR strives to address the shortcomings of Tor’s current network, which relies solely on volunteers to keep it operational for its 2 million daily users. This predominantly altruistic mechanism for a relatively small number of relays in a global network has led to several drawbacks for Tor and its users, including slow browsing speeds, inconsistent uptime quality, and limited scalability. Additionally, the association of Tor with the Dark Web has led to negative press and a lack of adoption by mainstream users.

ATOR’s solution is to provide incentives for the creation and maintenance of routers and relays, thereby increasing the number and quality of relays in the network. The ATOR protocol will enable the building and selling of routers and relays using cryptocurrency payments, with nodes being paid for their uptime using an on-chain Proof of Uptime mechanism. This mechanism ensures that only relays with consistently high uptimes will receive payment, thereby incentivising high-quality, and reliable nodes.

Furthermore, ATOR’s Proof-of-Uptime protocol incentivizes the creation and maintenance of Tor relays by offering ATOR tokens. By encouraging users to contribute to the network, ATOR aims to strengthen the Tor network and accommodate more volume. Existing Tor nodes can be whitelisted into the ATOR Proof-of-Uptime protocol, allowing them to mine ATOR without disrupting their current operations.

The company also facilitates relay hardware and a router that enables non-technical users to contribute to Tor and mine ATOR. Built on the encryption standards of Tor, ATOR ensures complete privacy and anonymity, making it an ideal solution for those who require anonymity at scale. Overall, ATOR aims to facilitate wider adoption of secure network relay protocols and strengthen the security of the Tor network through on-chain incentives


The project’s roadmap is ambitious. The project launched its ERC-20 token in February 2023, with a maximum of 100 million ATOR tokens issued, and around 63 million currently in circulation. The node rewards appear small, but the team has openly admitted that the reward algorithm will be modified in the future to incorporate further sources of relay rewards.

The team showcased a working prototype of a Tor Router Microcontroller at EthDenver, which is a positive sign of the project’s credibility. The release of instructional open-source code in April 2023 is a good step towards giving confidence to the Tor community and signaling the team’s expertise and credibility.

The second phase of the project involves integrating Tor with ERC20 incentives and developing a dashboard to onboard Tor nodes. The Proof of Uptime concept will be implemented in Q3 2023. The third phase of the project involves transitioning to independence, where the team plans to release their own router hardware and on-chain. The release of own relay hardware is planned for Q1 2024, and a transition to longer-term token incentives is planned for Q2 2024. This final phase involves the release of ‘ATOR Hidden Services’ – allowing users to use web3 on top of the blockchain in return for ATOR. It is a real utility and brings sustainability to the entire protocol, truly an end-to-end solution.

The fourth and final phase of the project involves privacy absolute with LoRa. The team plans to release prototypes for ‘last-mile’ LoRa routers in Q2 2024. These dedicated hardware devices will relay packets using long wave radio to existing relays that then plug into the main Tor network. There are considerations that need to be met, such as open-source router hardware and firmware based on reputable and reliable Tor project-approved code, configurable routers, and updatable Tor browsers. The routers need to be powerful, reliable, and affordable, and the team needs to involve the ATOR community to ensure the project’s success.

In addition to that, ATOR has the potential to be a game-changer for the Tor network and its users, providing faster browsing speeds, increased reliability, and enhanced privacy for all users. With the launch of ATOR, the development team hopes to see a surge in adoption of the Tor network by mainstream users who value their privacy and security online.


About the Company – ATOR

ATOR is a platform that strives to increase the adoption of the Tor network by incentivizing the creation and maintenance of Tor relays. By utilizing on-chain rewards through their Proof-of-Uptime protocol, ATOR encourages users to route encrypted traffic and contribute to the growth of the network.

In addition, existing Tor nodes can be whitelisted into ATOR Proof-of-Uptime, allowing them to mine ATOR while continuing to operate as usual. The platform also provides relay hardware and a router that enables non-technical users to contribute to Tor and mine ATOR, making it accessible to a wider audience. ATOR ensures complete privacy and anonymity through its built-in encryption standards, making it an ideal solution for users seeking anonymity at scale.

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RAK DAO Partners with Phoenix Group PLC (PHX) and Internet of People (IOPn) to Commit $100 Million Investment to Boost Web3 Innovation in Ras al Khaimah






Phoenix Group PLC and IOPn commit to investing $100 million to drive innovation and attract top Web3 talent to Ras al Khaimah by 2030.

This partnership aims to create a thriving ecosystem for blockchain and digital assets in the region.


RAK DAO, the world’s first and only Free Zone with Common Law features established to support digital assets companies, has entered into a strategic partnership with Phoenix Group and IOPn. This collaboration aims to drive innovation, foster economic growth, and further position Ras al Khaimah as a global hub for Web3 pioneers. Phoenix Group, an ADX-listed company, is a leader in web3 development in the UAE. IOPn is an integrated Web3 ecosystem that leverages blockchain, AI, and cutting-edge spatial computing.

As part of the partnership, Phoenix Group and IOPn have committed to investing $100 million into the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah by 2030 leveraging RAK DAO’s infrastructure. This substantial investment underscores Phoenix Group and IOPn’s dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals to the region within the Web3 space. The partnership seeks to target, encourage and attract highly-skilled individuals in Web3, crypto, blockchain, and developer domains to the region. Phoenix Group and IOPn aim to enrich the local talent pool by leveraging initiatives such as the Golden Visa programs and RAK DAO business licenses through investment. By nurturing top-tier talent, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPn seek to create a thriving ecosystem that harnesses cutting-edge technologies – including blockchain, spatial, and cognitive solutions for economic development and sustainability.

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO of RAK DAO has expressed, “We are thrilled to welcome Phoenix Group and IOPn as RAK DAO’s Ecosystem Partners. The $100 million investment marks a significant milestone in our mission to establish Ras al Khaimah as a premier destination for Web3 innovation and talent. By leveraging Phoenix Group and IOPn’s expertise and resources, we are poised to further enrich our dynamic ecosystem that fosters cutting-edge technologies and attracts the brightest minds in the blockchain and digital asset sectors.

This collaboration underscores our commitment to driving economic growth and sustainability through technological advancements. We look forward to welcoming top-tier professionals and pioneering initiatives that will redefine the digital landscape of Ras al Khaimah.”

Mr. Seyed Mohammad Alizadehfard (Bijan), Co-founder & Group CEO of Phoenix Group, elaborated on the new strategic dimensions of the partnership, stating, “Our joint venture marks a pivotal expansion of our commitment to blockchain infrastructure aimed at enhancing the technological landscape in Ras al Khaimah. Our partnership will not only drive innovation but also strategically position the Emirate as a leading center for blockchain excellence globally.”


Mr. Mojtaba Asadian, Founder and CEO of IOPn, added: “IOPn builds on the visionary leadership of Ras Al Khaimah and the supporting environment created by RAK DAO to provide a unique opportunity for top-rated world talent to innovate and create value. IOPn is doing this by offering a powerful new Web 3.0 ecosystem and using the significant proven capabilities of Phoenix Group. We’re thrilled to be embarking upon this partnership with RAK DAO in collaboration with Phoenix Group.”

At the heart of this collaboration lies a commitment to access and nurture top-tier talent within the blockchain and Web3 industries. By enriching the local talent pool and fostering an environment conducive to innovation, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPN aim to drive forward-thinking initiatives that redefine the landscape and highlight the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah as an attractive destination for top talent. This six-year partnership and substantial investment underscore their dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals.


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xPortal Enhances Solana Crypto-to-Cash Experience with New Ecosystem Integrations





 xPortal, the ultimate financial super app for everything money, developed by the MultiversX team, is thrilled to announce significant enhancements to its platform, aimed at elevating the Solana ecosystem experience for both new and existing users.

These updates include the ability to top up xPortal Debit Cards with SOL, the listing of numerous SPL tokens, and the integration of leading SOL dApps in xPortal’s Discover section, the app’s multi-chain dApp hub. This development further cements xPortal’s role as a unique bridge between the digital and physical worlds, facilitating seamless transitions from crypto to cash for holders of top cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), MultiversX (EGLD), Solana (SOL), and Polygon (MATIC).

Starting today, xPortal users can effortlessly top-up their xPortal Debit Cards with their SOL holdings. This new feature allows Solana enthusiasts to use their crypto for shopping easily and manage their finances quickly, making it simpler than ever to transition from digital assets to real-world spending power.


Additionally, xPortal now supports over 20 Solana-based SPL tokens, providing users with expanded opportunities to manage and interact with their favorite Solana assets. The new tokens available on xPortal include $PYTH, $IO, $JTO, $WIF, $BONK, $JUP, $RAY, $BOME, $HNT, $POPCAT, $BEER, $USDT, $USDC, $LINK, $LDO, $FTM, $RPL, $SUSHI, $DADDY, and $BODEN. This extensive list ensures that users can now enjoy a comprehensive Solana experience directly from the xPortal app, with more tokens being activated weekly.

The xPortal Discover section has also been enhanced with the addition of top-tier Solana decentralized applications (dApps). Users can now explore and interact with premier Solana dApps, including Jupiter Exchange, Raydium Protocol, and Kamino Finance.

Sergiu Biris, Head of Product at MultiversX and xPortal Lead, commented on the update: “These latest developments are a testament to our dedication to providing a complete experience for our users and represent a significant step forward in our mission to bring blockchain technology into the mainstream and make crypto payments the norm.”

“We’ve spent considerable time equipping xPortal with a unique set of features that make it stand out: unmatched simplicity and ease of use, beautifully abstracted complexity, the ability to bridge physical and digital realms, and many others. We’re excited to make access to all these features ecosystem-agnostic,” Biris added.



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ChainSwap Adds BNB Chain to Their Decentralised Exchange




ChainSwap, a multi-chain decentralized exchange (DEX), has integrated BNB Chain into its platform, adding to its growing list of supported networks. The new integration will enable users to conduct transactions on the BNB network, with plans for cross-chain transactions in the near future.

The incorporation of BNB Chain has seen ChainSwap continue to expand its multi-chain DEX, cementing its commitment to provide users with a secure platform for seamless cross-chain transactions. This is enabled by Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP), delivering unparalleled security and privacy for transactions taking place on the platform.

Fitzy, Founder and CEO of ChainSwap, was emphatic on the importance of the new integration: “Integrating the BNB chain on our network will help our users navigate Web 3 space, and plays into our mission of growing, and becoming increasingly interoperable”.

With plans to enable cross-chain transactions between BNB Chain and other leading blockchain networks, ChainSwap aims to further expand the utility of its seamless cross-chain transactions for users.


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