Huobi Global passed a milestone yesterday, launching a better way to provide the crypto community with access to cutting-edge projects at discounted rates. Huobi Prime went live at 21:00 (Singapore Time) on Tuesday, March 26, offering TOP, TOP Network’s native token to the first ever batch of Huobi Prime users.
The inaugural launch was met with enormous demand, with 3,764 users buying 1.5 billion TOP Tokens using Huobi Token (HT). The total supply of TOP tokens offered was sold out for all three rounds of trading, with the first round selling out of available tokens in 7 seconds, the second round in 5 seconds, and the third in 7 seconds.
“While we knew Huobi Prime’s inaugural launch of TOP would be popular, even we were amazed by the overwhelming response,” said Ross Zhang, Head of Marketing for Huobi Group. “We were thrilled to hold our opening launch with our great partners at TOP Network and we are humbled and honoured by how many people wanted to take part.”
TOP has now been fully listed – and is freely tradable – on Huobi Global in the form of TOP/HT, TOP/BTC, TOP/USDT.
Acknowledging that only about 3% of the 130k participants were able to purchase TOP as a result of the overwhelming demand by some users, Zhang said that plans are already underway to implement improvements for future Prime launches. “We hear your concerns and we’re already working on ways to address them,” he said. “Our goal remains making Huobi Prime the premier place to access premium coins for the broader crypto community, not just the few.”
Zhang also addressed concerns about the verification slider Huobi requires users to use to complete purchases. “The slider is an anti-script and anti-bot safety mechanism and it is one of the standard methods we use to ensure trading is fair and equitable. We’ve found it to be quicker and easier than the more common CAPTCHA method but we will evaluate it as we continue to improve the user verification experience.”
Highlights of TOP Launch:
- Total participants: 130,000 (Approx.)
- Total numbers of people who bought TOP: 3,764
- Percentage Increase For TOP: 505.8% (as calculated from the 1st round of Prime to 12AM)
- Ceiling Price for TOP in Each Round:
- First Round: 1 TOP=0.000708 HT
- Second Round: 1 TOP=0.000852 HT
- Third Round: 1 TOP=0.001020 HT
- TOP Sold (Overall Total): 1,500,000,000 allocated for Prime trading (7.5% of Total Token Supply)
- TOP Sold (By Round): 1st Round: 300,000,000 TOP (Sold out in 7 secs) / 2nd Round: 450,000,000 TOP (Sold out in 5 secs), 3rd Round: 750,000,000 TOP (Sold out in 7 secs).
SOURCE Huobi Group
Penta Security and R3 Announce Strategic Partnership for Digital Asset Management and MPC Technology
Penta Security and blockchain software firm R3 today announced that they have entered into a global strategic partnership for digital asset management and MPC (Multi-Party Computation) technology, combining Penta Security’s technologies and R3’s extensive enterprise blockchain platform, Corda.
With technology and services playing a critical role in digital asset payment and management aspects, the demand for a safer digital asset and private key management solution is dramatically increasing. The partnership brings together deep skills in MPC, blockchain key management solutions, technology development, and deployment in the finance sector via R3’s enterprise blockchain platform Corda.
As a result, Penta Security is devoted to expanding in the finance industry with its MPC technology which is based on the secret-sharing algorithm, and PALLET, an advanced key management solution for blockchain. Both parties will be heading to achieve goals through various new projects by forming a software enterprise firm, in addition to deploying Penta Security’s MPC technology on R3’s major projects.
Dr. Sim, Chief Technology Officer at Penta Security, said: “There’s no doubt that the private key to successful blockchain deployment is the most important asset. We believe Penta Security’s MPC and digital asset management technology can provide an ideal key protection solution for both blockchain and digital asset key protection. By diversifying our offerings through strategic partnerships, we’re excited to be devoting our expertise in the evolving blockchain scene.”
Cathy Minter, Chief Revenue Officer at R3, said: “The creation of a new market, powered by digital assets, is one of the most exciting promises of blockchain technology. Coupling our Corda platform with Penta Security’s MPC technology will be one step closer to addressing the industry demand for secure digital asset management. We are proud to be partnering with Penta Security to deliver an industry-leading solution and look forward to them achieving continued success in the future.”
SOURCE Penta Security Systems
FiO Fixes Wine, Gaming and Fitness Industry Pain Points
Innovative SaaS platform FiO is expected to release details on how its blockchain-onboarding service solves long-existing problems in wine provenance, online gaming and fitness tracking next week.
FiO merges the latest blockchain technology and GPG encryption with existing ledger software to create easy-to-use decentralized solutions for conventional businesses.
The company’s FiO software boasts a conventional form factor and simple templates to create a painless experience for non-technical users. Only 3 simple onboarding steps are required: user registration, service selection and finally, a connection to their API.
FiO’s “plug & play” technology aims to fix inherent issues that have long plagued traditional industries. For example, with counterfeit wines a multi-billion dollar problem, FiO enables a reliable and immutable traceability platform for wine products as they make their way from the vineyard to the consumer.
Through FiO’s simple blockchain tool, users can create a robust decentralized ledger and shareable digital certification pertaining to a wine’s appellation, winemaker, vintage year and shipping and storage. This enhanced ability to record the production, obtaining and selling of wine should foster greater trust between producers, distributors, resellers and collectors.
In recent years the fitness industry has seen a boom in wearable, biometric devices that track the end-user’s fitness regime and health vitals. FiO allows fitness gyms to integrate AI-enhanced features without compromising customer privacy. Gym users can consolidate their health and fitness training data from wearables, equipment and even medical service providers in one location, import token economy items and connect with social fitness influencers and networks.
The gaming industry, currently worth $150 billion per year, is predicted to double in value by 2022, with an increasing demand for B2B game development solutions that build and manage in-game item economies.
Until now, players could only trade and sell their virtual items directly or on third-party websites, with little protection against fraud, hacking and theft.
With FiO, game developers can now facilitate the easy and secure transfer of in-game items and rewards between players through their existing wallets. This increased functionality and fungibility of gaming rewards through blockchain will likely attract new players to the industry.
FiO made it clear that its platform is highly flexible and its benefits can be applied to nearly any conventional businesses. The company, currently in its final fundraising round, welcomes interested parties to get in touch.
Crypto Earn: Now Earn 8% p.a. on EOS Deposits
Crypto.com, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, announced today that it has added EOS to Crypto Earn, allowing users to enjoy up to 8% p.a. on their deposits.
In addition to having EOS available in Crypto Earn, deposit and withdrawal of EOS is also enabled on the Crypto.com App.
EOS.IO is a free, open-source blockchain software protocol that provides developers and entrepreneurs with a platform on which to build, deploy and run high-performing blockchain applications. It is currently supporting over 260 projects.
Crypto Earn now supports 16 coins including BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, BNB, TUSD, PAX, USDC, MCO, BAT, LINK, CRO, MKR, DAI, PAXG with the addition of EOS. Interest is paid out weekly in the coin deposited with flexible, 1-month or 3-month terms available. Users earn more by staking at least 500 MCO.
Note: For the U.S. users, both deposit and withdrawal of EOS and Crypto Earn deposit in EOS are initially available in 38 states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
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