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Social Media and Blockchain Technology Is it Realistic and Viable?

Social Media and Blockchain Technology. Is it Realistic and Viable?

Blockchain Technology is a relatively new innovation

and is becoming the new buzzword all over the internet. However, both online and offline companies can benefit greatly from it. That being the case, this particular buzzword and the tech itself is going to be around for a long time. It’s the way of the future. It offers transparency and immutability that allows everyone to securely share access to the same information with confidence. It provides new infrastructure to build innovative applications beyond cryptocurrencies, driving penetrating, effective changes throughout business, communities, and society.

Will Social Media adopt Blockchain?

Social Media as we know it was yesterday’s innovation. It sure has had an impact globally, across all industries. But one thing we can be sure of is change and technology. With what the oligarchs in this space have become, given the issues that have been brought to our attention, and since the advent of the blockchain, a few verticle Social Media platforms have integrated Blockchain Technology. In particular, blogging platforms: Steemit, Minds, Reddcoin, Markethive.

Currently, it’s very difficult for bloggers or content creators to properly monetize their work. The Blockchain has made it possible for users to be rewarded, as there is no centralized entity like Facebook or Google who controls content or posts. However, thought needs to be applied to how these innovative companies can be sustainable before they launch.

What is underpinning these platforms?

Steemit became one of the first working decentralized applications. They allowed users to submit content, whether it be original or curated and pay them for their work. Paid with Steem Coins which is liquid and can be converted into Steem Dollars at the exchange. After it’s inception, the Steem token enjoyed huge success and rose 2000%. Since then, it has fallen 96% from it’s original all-time high to around $0.30USD.

Although good intentions were no doubt there, Steemit’s demise has come about perhaps due to nothing substantial underpinning the project. At the time of launching, there was a lot of hype in this arena causing massive inflation. Users were paid by way of Upvotes from the Steem community which were executed through a Bot system. Unfortunately, this Bot system could also be used to upvote oneself, making the vote results disingenuous. To make matters worse, one could buy votes through the system. This system is still active and as a result, has cultivated a loud, non-representative group of get-rich-quick schemers.

They have also had to cut staff by 70% recently. I decided to join Steemit a little while ago and upon signing up it was stated there was a 3-week waiting list if I wanted to join as a free member. If I wanted faster access I could pay a small fee through Block Trades and I would get instant access. I’m not a patient person so I paid. Disappointingly, I did not receive access immediately as I was not linked back to steemit at the time I paid from the Block Trades site. It seems to be a separate entity. Consequently, I am still waiting for access to the platform. There are a lot of unhappy people there at the moment, some leaving and the faithful hanging on. It will be interesting to see if, when and how this company will address these issues.

2017 to early 2018 we saw a bull market which incentivized ICO projects in the crypto space. Around $30 billion was raised from investors in the public market to fund the creation of decentralized apps and systems. Nearly 12 months later, many of these projects in this sector either have no working products or they have an insufficient number of users to justify their viability. Taking into account the disappointing performance of most dApps and ICO proposals, Martha Bennett (Forrester Research Analyst) said this year’s bear market has been a wake-up call for investors that funded these projects without working products and in many cases, a clear long-term vision, strategy, and solid business model.

Bennett said

“Sooner or later, this would have led to a contradiction anyway. The crypto crash acted as both catalyst and wake-up call.”

 

So when is a Good project a Great project?

 
                                      

Essentially when it continually delivers for investors and the people using the product or service it offers, especially the less fortunate. Also when the technology is improved on the current system and it creates thoroughly new ways of activity and enterprise that can bring about opportunities for social influence. The concept of the company and it’s token is underpinned delivering the 3 pillars of viability –  (Community, Technology, and Liquidity) that can change business and human behavior intrinsically. A token must have a mechanism to drive price appreciation. This includes network volume, market leadership, the incentive to hold tokens other than hype, supply changes, profit sharing, staking, and sufficient liquidity.

Can a Social Network successfully and sustainably prosper in this new decentralized world?

The answer to that question is a profound YES! In fact, we can go one better. What would you say to a Social Media platform that incorporated the services of all the vertical platforms right across the board? Such as Marketplaces, content, inbound, email marketing, SEO, video platform, chat, messenger boards, and the list goes on. All built on the blockchain, all monetized with complete privacy and freedom of speech.

Introducing Markethive – The Next Generation

It takes time to perfect an ingenious concept and thanks to technology and Quantum computing it’s now alive and well. Underpinned by mining hives that will drive the coins (MHV) along with all the products and features the system offers, which is the lifeblood to Entrepreneurs, in fact, anyone working online in whatever capacity is already being predicted soon to be the gold standard to which others will compare.

So, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s called Markethive. It’s been a concept for over 20 years and in Beta for last four years. Markethive’s culture is not fixed. It’s a decentralized, autonomous, fluid environment which includes manifestations of intellectual achievements, social habits, innovation, music, literature, technology, commerce, and the arts. A central “hub”, albeit a “decentralized” platform, system and framework built using blockchain technology, is designed to encourage “reciprocal interchange” of ideas, knowledge or skills as well as providing for exchange, sales or purchases of goods, services and commodities. This futuristic model is here now and fully prepared for the future, truly representing a prime example of the next generation = Market Networks.

Markethive has the roadmap and is the blueprint of where things are headed. Their mission and objective are to pioneer “Universal Income” worldwide.

Integrated with state-of-the-art blockchain, cryptocurrency, and inbound marketing technologies, Markethive has constructed a social network that provides a “Universal Income” created exclusively with entrepreneurs in mind. Because Markethive is self-governing, sovereign and controlled by its entrepreneurs and holders of Markethive, its coins (MHV) share in Markethive’s profits and benefit greatly from ultimate success. It is classed as a utility coin and it will be on many exchanges for conversion. However, unlike many other ventures, it will not be subject or a victim of the “pump and dump” scenario. It will be utilized within the community creating a complete ecosystem which will drive the price appreciation.

It’s just a matter of time until nearly all independent professionals and their clients will conduct business through the development of tight-knit collaborative Market Networks within specific industries. Market Networks will have a massive positive impact on how millions of people work and live, and how hundreds of millions of people buy and sell better services.

Starting NOW, there will be many more forward-thinking entrepreneurs stepping forward, with their sights set upon creating increasingly innovative, highly synchronized business models and solutions to doing business in the 21st century and beyond. Those who will be most successful will not only keep up with the speed at which technology continues to change, but they will align themselves ahead of the curve at all times.

Article Produced By
Deborah Williams

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I am a freelance writer for the Market Network and crypto/blockchain industry. I'm a strong advocate for technology, progress, freedom of speech and I embrace "Change". My background is in Sales, Service & Business Development Consulting, and have trained and coached clients from Front Line through to Management in the Financial Services Industry. I have been owner/operator and developed offline and Online Businesses.

https://cryptorials.io/social-media-and-blockchain-technology-is-it-realistic-and-viable/

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The Decentralized Internet is Here: Web 30 and the Future of Blockchain-Powered Future

The Decentralized Internet is Here: Web 3.0 and the Future of Blockchain-Powered Future

Newton’s third law dictates that every action has an equal opposite reaction

?—?complex systems both organic and inorganic exhibit a tendency toward equilibrium. Over the last decade, the vast, rapidly evolving network that is the internet has slowly but surely metamorphosed into a highly centralized system in which a small group of titanic corporations control the infrastructure and platforms that comprise the internet as it exists today.

The centralization of the internet is a direct result of the “Web 2.0” paradigm shift, which saw the internet transform from a non-interactive network of static content into a dynamic, interoperable, and collaborative medium. This transformation resulted in the creation of social networks and web apps, but also in the establishment of digital oligarchies that now threaten the democratic foundations of the web.

The emergence of the centralized web, however, has sparked a Newtonian response that aims to dismantle the vertical structures that compose the modern internet in the same way that the genesis of blockchain technology was driven by the restrictive centralization of finance and currency. The Web 3.0 paradigm shift is positioned to do for the internet what Bitcoin has done for money.

Why Web 3.0?

The primary purpose of the Web 3.0 movement isn’t focused on expanding the functionality of the internet. Instead, Web 3.0 is focused on restructuring the way in which the internet is accessed and interacted with. Leveraging the technology that drives the blockchain revolution, Web 3.0 aims to wrestle ownership away from the corporations that rule the internet as it exists today.

The centralization of the internet has reached an astonishing point?—?almost all online services are hosted on hardware owned by the “big three” cloud providers, which consist of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and search juggernaut Google. Facebook boasts 2.23 billion users worldwide?—?more than two-thirds of the world’s 3.2 billion active internet users. While internet centralization may provide users with faster, more reliable, and feature-rich services, it also comes with significant drawbacks. Centralized platforms are highly susceptible to security breaches and data leaks?—?in early October 2018, Facebook suffered from a hack that exposed the personal details of over 50 million users.

Users of the modern internet rely on monolithic corporate service providers to access the services they use on a daily basis and have no guarantees that the platforms they use won’t leak their data or abscond with their capital. The Web 3.0 movement is comprised of a broad spectrum of projects working together to decentralize the platforms and infrastructure that the modern internet consists of, allowing peer-to-peer, trustless services to compete with the incumbent digital oligarchy that rules the current internet landscape.

What is Web 3.0, and Why Does it Matter?

Web 3.0 is a collection of values as opposed to a technology, it compromises any idea or technology that aims to perpetuate and restore individual sovereignty, by re-democratizing and decentralizing the internet. The Web 3.0 ecosystem consists of projects that aim to redistribute control over the internet. Web 3.0 not only shifts control over information back to the individuals who create it but includes value as a primitive. In the current paradigm, payment processors function as necessary middlemen that bridge the gap between the world of digital currency and fiat currency. The dangers of allowing centralized organizations to facilitate this bridge and to dictate monetary terms to users are obvious?—?Paypal, for example, has been fined millions of dollars multiple times for deceptive business practices and legislative violations.

The centralization of internet infrastructure also provides governments with the ability to interfere with or censor free speech. In September 2018, the European Parliament voted in favor of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market?—?dubbed the “anti-meme law”?—?which forces platforms such as Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter to censor the distribution of copyrighted materials. The directive also includes an article that forces news aggregator sites such as Google News to pay publishers for distributing excerpts of content.

While the EU Directive is focused on enforcing copyright law, its opponents highlight the impact of restrictive legislation enforced on a service provider level and how it can negatively impact free speech?—?a stance supported by major organizations in the current centralized internet power structure. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki states that “Article 13 threatens hundreds of thousands of jobs, European creators, businesses, artists and everyone they employ,” while European Parliament Member Julia Reda argues that state-enforced content control is designed to benefit “big media companies, with their waning control over distribution channels” only. Web 3.0 aims to eliminate single, centralized points that can be targeted by payment providers, middlemen, or nation-states that seek to monopolize or restrict information and value flow by decentralizing the infrastructure that the internet operates on.

Web 3.0 Use Cases

The Web 3.0 ecosystem is already here and is growing rapidly. The technology that will power the web 3.0 revolution has evolved dramatically in the decade since the distribution of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper in 2008 and has catalyzed a Cambrian explosion of cryptocurrencies, trading platforms, utility tokens, decentralized applications, and enterprise alliances.

Cryptocurrency is the most obvious implementation of Web 3.0 methodology, with platforms such as Bitcoin and Ethereum now making it possible for users to store and transfer value outside of the traditional banking system. Malta-based “blockchain bank” Founder’s Bank represents one of the first Web 3.0 financial institutions, while platforms such as OmiseGo are providing banking services to the unbanked and underbanked by creating a decentralized, peer-to-peer payment system. The Web 3.0 revolution reaches beyond currency and finance, promising to decentralize venture capital, governance, supply chain, healthcare, lending, security, cloud computing and storage, education, insurance, digital advertising, and hundreds of other industries.

What Will the Web 3.0 Look like?

The Web 3.0 internet is anti-monopoly, interoperable, pro-privacy, and collaborative. The core goal of the Web 3.0 movement is to atomize the internet as it exists today and distribute it across all network participants. To achieve this, the Web 3.0 movement is built on the principles of data privacy and collaborative decentralization?—?users will have more options and cloud providers will be forced to compete with decentralized file storage platforms such as Storj or the IPFS hypermedia protocol, which split, encrypt, and distribute data across tens of thousands of separate, independent hosts.

Web 3.0 will also change the way identity is tracked online. User identity information is currently owned?—?and sold?—?by platforms such as Facebook and Google. Web 3.0 projects such as the blockchain-based ERC-725 self-sovereign identity protocol allow users to manage their own data, while platforms such as IBM-backed Hu-manity allows users to sell and profit from their data, should they choose to sell it.The future of the Web 3.0 based internet is a future in which users operating blockchain-based smartphones are able to access truly decentralized applications equivalent to Facebook, eBay, Uber, and Amazon, transacting in a peer-to-peer manner with full control over who can access their data.

Who is Building the Web 3.0?

The Web 3.0 revolution is in full swing and is under active development by a wide range of forward-leaning tech companies. The Web3 foundation works to nurture the growth of tech that brings the internet closer to its decentralized future, running frequent events such as the Web3 Summit that bring together developers and researchers that are working on the protocols, computational languages, blockchains, and storage mechanisms that will fuel the Web 3.0 movement. Web3 works with platforms such as Chainlink, an interoperability-focused blockchain network that aims to bridge the data gap between off-chain systems and distributed ledger systems in order to facilitate blockchain ubiquity.

A large-scale open-source collaborative project such as the Web3

Foundation and the Internet of Blockchain Foundation work toward creating alliances between blockchain projects and enterprise. The growing Web 3 landscape is also home to hundreds of promising blockchain-based decentralized applications, or dApps, that aim to create Web 3.0 alternatives to the centralized apps used today. Poland-based cloud computing platform Golem is creating the world’s first decentralized supercomputer, Ethlance is working on the world’s first decentralized Web 3.0 job market, while ConsenSys-backed project uPort is building the first open identity system.

The Future of Web 3.0

A future in which we can speak freely with our loved ones and have confidence that they’re the only ones listening won’t come overnight, but it is coming. There are many questions that must be answered and many obstacles that must be overcome before the internet transitions into a truly peer-to-peer decentralized network?—?how will current blockchain technology scale to a level that can support hundreds of thousands of transactions per second? How will decentralized governance work, and how does the decentralized internet and economy fit into existing legislative frameworks?

Organizations such as the Web3 Foundation are working to solve these problems today, fostering adoption and accelerating the development of technology that will overcome the obstacles that the Web 3 movement faces in order to establish a truly democratic, open, and free internet free from middlemen, censorship, and monopolization.

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Life After Google: Fall of Big Data The Rise of the Blockchain Economy

Life After Google: Fall of Big Data, The Rise of the Blockchain Economy

There is life after Google says, George Gilder…

Since becoming famous with the arrival of the international bestseller Wealth and Poverty in 1981, George Gilder has remained an artistic pillar in the world of politics, economics, and more so, as of late, technology/innovation. Gilder is an energetic author and correspondent covering not only where we are as a society today, but where we’re as of now heading also. Previously, Gilder has honed in on the innovations of the future and anticipated the diminution of technology that basically isn’t staying aware with the way society is developing.

As an intense author and maybe a periodical polemicist, Gilder is definitely already known to many perusers from his other works, including titles like Microcosm, Life After Television, Telecosm, and the Silicon Eye. Despite one’s own sentiments on his other work as it identifies with social analysis, there’s no denying Gilder’s poignant presence in the world of financial matters, particularly from the conservative-libertarian side of things, and his tech-focused visions for what is to come. With regards to economics, Gilder has even gone so far as to earn the label of being the most referred to author alive, by former President Ronald Reagan.

In his most recent book, Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy, Gilder is now again examining the way humankind relates with technology and how it influences the lives of end users. We’re existing at a point in history where such a large amount of what we do, what we see, and what we utilize is controlled by an increasingly smaller group of individuals. Gilder doesn’t like that and, more importantly, doesn’t think it’s useful for civilization. Google appears to dominate nearly every aspect of so many individual’s lives, Gilder sees an essential shift in the future. A move away from centralized authority and domination of so much of the internet today. A shift instead to a decentralized method of connecting and communicating with the world around us; a “great unbundling,” perhaps.

Security, Blockchain, and the Coming Disruption

Eventually, Gilder sees a future beyond Google where things are decentralized and blockchain innovation assumes an indispensable position in the manner in which we interact as a society. For Gilder, one of the other worrying aspects of the centralization in the case of Google is the absence of an emphasis on security. Gilder unequivocally expresses that security in a framework isn’t merely an afterthought. It shouldn’t be a patch or an addition made to a platform, but rather a foundation of the platform to begin with. At the end of the day, the question of security is really one of architecture to Gilder.

In Google’s case, the organization has possessed the capacity to escape without that foundational basis because of how they’ve inverted the traditional relationship between company and consumer. Gilder sees this as a crucial mistake on Google’s part. Basically, Google has changed the relationship between customers and companies which places the would-be consumers in a position significantly more similar to a commodity.

According to Gilder, there is aspiration with the approach and presentation of blockchain technology (a glaring difference to Google’s framework which isn’t security-established in its engineering). Really, blockchain isn’t so much a “hope” as it is a natural progression. The current model practised by companies like Google won’t be able to survive on its own. To be sure, we’re in for an incredible “unbundling.” Big Data ie, Google operates from control and when they can't control data they will fail.

Unlike Google’s model, Blockchain technology is essentially based in security. Instead of being an afterthought for a network, it’s a crucial component of how the network is formed in the first place, something undeniably more sustainable in Gilder’s eyes. Ultimately, blockchain technology is exactly the kind of impetus that can lead society to a more decentralized, provable, and trustless future. In contrast to huge organizations with walled gardens, blockchain allows for large distributed systems that aren’t controlled by a third party and can remain stable without one crucial failure point.

A distributed system that is unalterable and can’t be tampered with by an overshadowing authority has extensive-scale significance. Whether pertaining to legal records, property deeds, financial transactions, or any other type of data imaginable, blockchain technology can offer a framework more secure and immutable than those before it. Simply put, blockchain is the future:

George Gilder, featured in the video, is one of the tech world's more famous and controversial prophets, serves on the board of directors of several technology companies. He believes we can say goodbye to today's internet and welcome a new "system of the world" that enables a new global economy founded on a new form of internet money and micro-payments, where new companies will emerge to lead the new era.

Will This Effect Social Media Platforms?

Decentralized data will also frustrate the social media platforms because they will have no control. Should these platforms go the route of incorporating blockchain technology, will probably be to its demise as they thrive on the data they collect. It would also be a monstrous undertaking considering blockchain really needs to be foundationally introduced, not an add-on.

It would seem that technology has somewhat left them on the shelf.

We have a future here where we can operate on a platform of decentralized data. The next 10 years will be about Market Networks.

Markethive is a next generation Social/Market Network, built on the Blockchain that has positioned itself as a complete ecosystem for Entrepreneurs. Using the latest technology, it provides prosperous solutions for all business owners, marketers, commercial artists who require an online presence. Markethive's functionalities include SEO features, Analytics, Customer Management System, Traffic Portals, Capture Page and Lead Creation, Profile Page, e-commerce portals, video conferencing, Blogging Platform and much more. Also included are significant training tutorials and weekly live support meetings.

Focused on Inbound Marketing, Markethive plugs into all Social Media, simplifying your marketing efforts, with automated email campaigns allowing for lead flow into your designated business. Markethive incorporates collaboration building relationships within the community.

Markethive is a social market platform that is essentially a hybrid between the social networks, Inbound Marketing, Ebay and exchanges. No other alternative utilizes the blockchain the way Markethive does.

Inbound marketing is one of the most sought-after attractive marketing strategies in business today, yet managing a successful campaign requires a high demand of human and technical resources. Here is a platform that can enable you to create, advertise and broadcast, plus evaluate your content’s success effortlessly with complete control and privacy.

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Deb Williams

Freelance Writer – Crypto Enthusiast

I am a freelance writer for the Market Network and crypto/blockchain industry. I'm a strong advocate for technology, progress and freedom of speech and I live for Change. My background is in Sales, …

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Entrepreneur Associate Leads Report

Leads are not only important…

They are the lifeblood of your business

Bitter.io campaign report (December 8, 2018)

Deb Williams is a Markethive subscriber, Entrepreneur upgrade and Markethive staff writer as well as my Marketing Manager. Now aint that a mouth full. This is her report. I will editorialize at the end:


The popular advertising site, Bitter.io is proving to be very lucrative. A simple system that attracts cryptocurrency, ICO and blockchain enthusiasts on a global level. The users on this platform are very crypto-conscious and are looking for opportunities in the industry. They are also advertisers and marketers requiring a system such as Markethive.

I recently started a campaign spending only $10 worth of Bitcoin, which gives a total of 10,000 clicks. Generally, these campaigns run for around 3 days, or until all 10,000 hits have been executed. Although results can vary, this particular campaign resulted in 25 signups intoMarkethive over the 3 day period.

So $10 worth of bitcoin produced 25 new Markethive associates which equate to $0.40c a lead! That is very inexpensive considering the information I was able to capture. I now have their email, phone number and Social Media account they clicked on to sign up.

Additionally, they have subscribed to the Markethive autoresponder email system and receiving emails daily for the next 30 days. As we move forward with the system updates and launch of the Airdrops and micropayments, the email broadcasting feature is a great way to nurture the relationship.

As Bitter.io focuses on cryptocurrency, I used the Airdrop capture page with the short video explaining the marketing tools. The text I used addressed being the first Market Network on Blockchain, as follows;

The 1st Market Network On Blockchain! – Get Paid to Engage PLUS GET 500 COINS FREE with our INFINITY AIRDROPS just for Subscribing – Join FREE – STAY Free

Given the current trend and news of ICO's also airdrops and the impact it has had on the crypto community at large, I believe was the reason this campaign was a success. Furthermore, the changes taking place along with the privacy and data issues of Social Media are escalating and people are looking for other options.


Here is how I see this. The Markethive system was designed to create these results. After all, we are giving away a system very similar to what an Inbound Marketing company called Marketo (sold for over $2000 per month) away for free. Plus we are also offering our first Airdrop of 500 coins just to sign up into Markethive for free. A pretty attractive offer, yes?

With the Entrepreneur upgrade program, we also match those 500 coin drops to your account. In other words, When someone signs up through your account, AND, you are upgraded to the Entrepreneur program, we also give you 500 coins.

Deb has shown some data that I can use to illustrate the lucrative nature of what we have delivered to you. She put 25 people into Markethive, in 3 days, for $10.

Now the assumptions. Assuming we average 25 people per $10 campaign and run a $10 campaign 10 times per month (One month divided by 25 people per 3 days for $10) So that cost $100 per month. Spread that out to one year (12 months) and the cost is $1200 for 3,000 subscribers 

In one year we can speculate Markethive coin running at a nickel per coin? I mean Steemit's coin is at $35 as of this writing and the entire crypto coin market is way way waaayyy down. So .05 per coin is reasonable to make this example. Are we good with that? Because at one nickel per coin times your 500 coins you get for signing up into Markethive and the 3000 subscribers that you brought through you while upgraded to Entrepreneur, 3000 x 500 + 500= 1,500,500 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand and Five Hundred) coins x .05 (nickel) = $75,025 return. Not too bad. Now you see why Deb is so excited she is screaming day and night. Well not really, but she should be.

You also have to take into consideration the Entrepreneur program costs $100 per month as well, that being an additional $1200 at the end of the year. But the Entrepreneur program is generous, and also pays you back more than you pay in. Literally! It returns a 10% of an ILP. If you know what an ILP is, well more excitement.

Do you want to know how to do this? It is pretty simple. And we show you how to live, every weekend. Check the calendar. Oh and the site we are using for leads is @ http://bitter.io 


Thomas Prendergast
CEO
Markethive

 

 

 

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What in heck is a Markethive ILP?

 

It is important you understand the nature and differences of an ICO and Markethive’s ILP. The ILP is being used to drive our pre-launch and full launch crowdfunding and is far superior, more profitable and stable than the ICO being used today.

What is an ICO? It is similar to an initial stock offering but applies to the virtual digital sphere of online business often integrated with the new phenomena called the “blockchain” . ICO stands for “Initial Coin Offering” and sells the future value of their crypto coin as a token. The promise of the ICO is totally speculation that in the near future the token will be open to trade in the “exchanges” and the value will grow, thus appealing to the investor, but alerting the authorities because of the nature of such an investment is often scurrilous. Case in point, over 90% of the ICOS launched in 2017 – 2018 have never produced anything at all, and the unknown anonymise founders of these ICOs, raising literally millions even billions of $s worth of Bitcoin and Ethereum, just run off into obscurity to later be known as “whales” selling their ill begotten coins on the exchanges, causing huge market shifts, further damaging the small guy and gal who buy these coins legitimately investing in the future.

ICOs have become dark and looked down upon by governments, institutions and the average person. There is a far better option!

The ILP defined: The solution is offering a share of the company revenue via an assumable note. This means you are not buying tokens, nor engaging in speculation. What it means is you are lending Markethive money and in return, you receive a debt note. The agreement is you will receive 1 share of about 1000 shares may be a few more, or a few less, paid from Markethive revenue for a period of 20 years. The note is assumable, transferable and renewable. In 20 years you will have the option to renew it with a small administration fee.

The ILP is not exclusive to Markethive, another blockchain enterprise, not related to Markethive headquartered in Estonia called BlockHive coined the term and have built a turnkey solution for new blockchains to utilize the ILP via their service.

Unlike buying an ICOs token and hoping (speculating) the coin gains value, the ILP is based upon the company’s performance and viable services. Services that are competitive and purposed to produce revenue. This is exactly what sets Markethive apart from 99% of today's ICOs. Not only are we planning to have viable services and subscriptions, we already do with our Entrepreneur upgrade (more about that later)

The following video will help you to understand the ILP and why it is poised to become the standard used by viable Blockchain Crowd Funding offerings.

Also check the calendar for our many live meetings, some of which we go into ILP details and open up for your questions. To be informed is very important in today’s world of scams, ponzis, and deceptions.

Thomas Prendergast
CEO
Markethive

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Decentralized Identity Systems and the Future of Marketing

Decentralized Identity Systems and the Future of Marketing

What if SSI evolved into more freedom for Content creators and influencers that resulted in an Ad-free blockchain internet?

Instagram stories have become intercepted with Ad-spam,

it’s a pretty terrible user experience. As Facebook seeks to monetize Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram?—?since Facebook’s flagship app is a dying app; the message is clear. Centralized Ads are polluting the internet. Whatever you believe self-sovereign-identity is, blockchain needs to decentralize identity systems on the internet to ensure consumer privacy, control and freedom.

The Emergence of the Next Web Based on Blockchain

A digital identity that’s accountable to human rights, is that so much to ask? Digital creators and influencers need to have full-rights to their creations just as consumers should have full rights to their data, which they can then barter or sell or trade via tokens with advertising platforms. Facebook and Google’s model is all wrong, it’s the past.

I’m following a lot of crypto projects related to UBI and the decentralized identity systems that reward people better. One of the terms I like the most is called “self-sovereign marketing”, where several startups are looking into creating more fairness in content and referral traffic for influencers in a more transparent way.

Everytime I post on LinkedIn, in the back of my mind I’m wondering why I don’t get paid. On Medium, I can put my articles behind a paywall and make a living wage. Why would I ever post again on Instagram or Twitter without some measurable return on investment? I need social media to work for me. If I have 195,000 followers on LinkedIn, that has to mean something.

Human Rights on the Internet

What people do should matter, and their digital rights not just to privacy, but to empowerment is key for how we build the internet and restart it with blockchain. SSI should not just serve Governments in how they track citizens on centralized blockchains. There must be an aspect of decentralization where the peer-to-peer aspect empowers people globally. Imagine if LinkedIn actually worked that way, and wasn’t just a spin-off of Microsoft? Imagine if Facebook stood for something more than a “family of apps” that is just an advertising machine?

SSI should complement existing advertising and government digital identity systems, just as Bitcoin and over 2,000 digital assets already complements how fiat transactions, investment, trading and assets work. Decentralization is about bringing the internet a new era of freedom, stability and alternatives to what’s not working. Let’s be honest, Google and Facebook should probably be broken up. (We don’t need the inventor of the Internet to tell us that). They are too centralized and have become corrupt.

In a future world of decentralized identity,

consumers will have more rights and advertising and
brands will open up a new era of ethical influencer marketing.

The Sociology of Decentralization

As mistrust of centralized tech companies grows, in proportion the movement towards decentralization syncs with our collective values.

At the same time now you have people like JP Morgan saying they are behind Ethereum. We can only assume the rise of digital assets and a token based economy will herald new options and alternatives for consumers on the next phase of the internet. We can’t stay on Facebook family apps and think it’s okay anymore. Consumers will demand better experiences, just like I as an indie journalist need incentives that motivate me and don’t just exploit me for my creativity.

Decentralization is the Key in How we Transition Past Advertising to the Next WebSelf-sovereign identity platforms need to scale with the future of how the internet will work. Their dApps need to empower consumers where new ecosystems of value can emerge that create more level playing fields.Capitalism without trust and blockchain might have trouble sustaining its value based on the old tricks (like vanity metrics for instance).As Instagram itself becomes saturated with stories that no longer have relevance to our fleeting attention, a new generation of apps will take its place.Many of those will have self-sovereign marketing built into them. This is already happening with many micro-video apps, you just might not be aware of it yet.

Self Sovereign Marketing will scale a new model of advertising

and change the internet forever.SSM will Hardcore Opportunity and Authenticity in the next Era of Social Marketing Advertising just like physical retail, needs to adapt to the values of the new consumer. Decentralization identity systems will augment how consumers participate in the future of advertising. Any blockchain startup that’s pioneering better incentives for these apps is ultimately contributing to the future of self-sovereign identity and self-sovereign marketing, SSI and SSM respectively. One day I’ll do a survey covering the main ones.

In a world of cryptoeconomic freedom, social platforms won’t own our data, we will. We’ll be driven by economic incentives to collaborate and create, in an open-source and permissionless manner where we’ll have unparalleled self-governance to explore our interests and abilities online compared to the enslavement of the internet today. Digital assets are pointing to a new model of how the internet of the future will work.

Article Produced By
Michael K. Spencer

Medium member since Apr 2018

Blockchain Mark Consultant, tech Futurist, prolific writer. WeChat: mikekevinspencer

https://medium.com/futuresin/decentralized-identity-systems-and-the-future-of-marketing-c6e1fde04552

 

 

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Markethive’s Entrepreneur Alpha and BOD news

Entrepreneur, Alpha and BOD news

I get feedback from many of our older subscribers that indicate a certain level of limited activity. This email hopefully will address some questions and some concerns for you old timers and Veretekk legacy members.

  1. Logging in. Many of you have not logged in in years, some many months. Those of you that have depended upon Facebook for logging in, Facebook changed the rules and we had to set up a new API. What that means your current Facebook configuration will not work. You will have to log in with a different social account like LinkedIn, Gmail or Yahoo. If none of this is an option, you will have to depend on the LOST ACCOUNT RETRIEVAL link and follow the instructions.

    Or just set up a new account. As we are revitalizing the new Markethive within the blockchain, old accounts not logged into beyond 6 months will be deleted soon.
     

  2. The Alpha accounts have been converted to ILP shares. ILP shares are the new asset of Markethive and now being in Phase two a full ILP share is selling at $15,000 per share. Your Alpha account(s) represent 10% of that share. Don’t know what this means? You will need to attend our Sunday meetings and ask us to explain our new crowdfunding strategy as we are still in a pre-launch in that regard. Phase one has sold out already with shares listed at $10,000. There are 4 phases of the crowdfunding. Remember we are a new company with Markethive converting to the blockchain for many reasons.
     
  3. The original BOD (Bond of Debt) notes were sold at $4800 via a failed company called Shell Holdings. We have grandfathered them into Markethive ILPs at 50% of a share. Again want to understand the details, come to the meetings. We have been moving forward with this new Markethive blockchain prelaunch since April of this year with 4-10 meetings in this regard per week for over 6 months now. If you are still in the dark, perhaps you should wake up and pay attention. Markethive is your system after all.
     
  4. The Entrepreneur program trumps the other older legacy programs. Primarily because the new Markethive is now a blockchain and with it comes asset coins like Bitcoin. And this allows us to offer coins (of value) as an incentive to join Markethive. This was our primary reason to make this move. But there are other solid reasons as well. Security, privacy, autonomy, and economy. I will explain:

    The Airdrop: Startup Blockchain companies have utilized a relatively new concept called airdrops. In doing so they have exploded awareness and growth. Case in point is a start-up ICO called Omisego. They gave away 5% of their total coin supply and increased subscribers into the millions and drove the value of the coin up over 500%.

    “Airdrops combine the best of paid referral programs with stock options. Potential users get paid for joining or using the network and have the potential upside if the network increases in value.” – Brayton Williams to CoinDesk

    Prior to the Airdrop OMG coin was valued at .50 but increased to peak at $24 per coin. It is now trading steadily at about $3.50. How would you like 500 of these coins? How would you like 5000 of these coins?

    Then there is Paypal who raised awareness by giving away $20 for new accounts and $20 for referring others. It then dwindled to $10 then $5 then tapered off and went away. But not until increasing memberships into the millions and subsequently turned Paypal into a multibillion-dollar company valued at more than $40 billion dollars

    Matching Bonus: Markethive is planning on creating an infinite Airdrop with our first wave of subscribers getting 500 coins for joining and giving you (If you upgrade to Entrepreneur) a matching 500 coins for each referral (called an associate) through your account (the profile page), This being a fundamental new direction of Markethive.

    Customer Acquisition: As Markethive raises millions at least half is going to advertising, press releases and sponsored articles, all designed to drive traffic and new registrations into Markethive. As an upgraded Entrepreneur, and active (actively logged into Markethive) you will receive your share from the new referral registrations (associates)

    Associates Leads control panel: (available to Entrepreneur upgrade) Everyone always wants leads. Everywhere you hear other systems claim they lead nurture. Basically, the majority of lead systems consider spying email and additional spamming as lead nurturing. Not at Markethive. We nurture your “associates” by paying them to learn via our tutorial system (another blockchain advantage), we nurture them by teaching them the power of adding all their social networks into the Markethive > settings > Social Networks so they can increase their own reaches as well as prosper by subscribing to other pertinent Markethive blogs.

    Markethive Profile Associates leads are the best leads in the industry. They are real, email delivery is above 97%, cell numbers are verified, and engagement is virtually 100%. It does not get better than this. We do not like even referring to them as leads. This is why they are called “associates”.

    Banner Program: (available now only through the Entrepreneur upgrade) Banners used to be available to everyone, but it costs credits you either earned via certain actions, or transfers or buying them. We ended that program for several reasons. Firstly because we now have crypto coins and that trumps ad credits. Also, members rarely ran banners. So I have to assume that the old banner program did not work. Getting banner credits for clicking on banners guarantees bad traffic. We don’t do it you should not join systems that do. With that said, to run a 30 day banner in one category on the Warriorforum, which by the way is a great place to do so, will cost you about $4000.00 There Alexa ranking is 11,000 and ours is 55,000 doing the math $4000 x 20% = $800 so you can see our inclusive banner program is a valuable addition to the Entrepreneur upgrade.

    Traffic Portals: The Entrepreneur program is required to be a seller in our traffic portals. The following traffic portals are in production; Markethive.exchange (Entrepreneurs can exchange coins with no exchange fees); Beelancers.com (Only Entrepreneurs can sell on the platform and there are no transactional fees); Bigcaboodle.com (Only Entrepreneurs can receive business via this portal); Aboutbitco.in (Only Entrepreneurs can sell Press Releases and receive income from the sale); Hiveroom.com (Only Entrepreneurs can receive business via this portal) and there will be ongoing more Traffic Portals ad infinity.

    ILP Shares Portal: As Markethive prepares for our official crowdfunding launch each Entrepreneur will have their branded ICO portal to promote the crowdfunding and by doing so, if that Entrepreneur should sell any of the ILPs will get an equal Shadow ILP in the process.
     

  5. Matching ILP Shares: When you upgrade to the Entrepreneur program, we match your monthly payments, when you consecutively make your payment every month for 12 months. In other words, after 12 consecutive monthly payments, you will earn a 10% ILP share which is worth right now $1500. We are basically giving you your money back and way more

The urgency and importance of getting on the weekly events, rallies, and webinars as things are beginning to move and faster at that.  You took the time to register; if you’re not interested just tell us and we will terminate and delete your account. If you are frustrated and cant find your original account, use the LOST ACCOUNT RETRIEVAL and if all else fails, join our Telegram support group for assistance.

And if all that fails, email me, call me just join the conferences. Access is easily found in our calendar and that is clearly listed in our root domain at http://markethive.com

I really hope to see you all there. The show is starting and after all we have been through, do you really want to miss it?

God Bless you and God Bless Markethive

 


Thomas Prendergast
CEO and Founder

 

Douglas Yates
CTO and Founder

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Godfather of Fintech Uses Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology to Make Crowdfunding More Legitimate

Godfather of Fintech Uses Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology to Make Crowdfunding More Legitimate

Thomas Carter, a fintech startup veteran and serial entrepreneur, is on a mission to disrupt the traditional finance model capital raising by leveraging cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Although ICOs are known for their scams and Ponzi schemes, Carter has found a new way to leverage the ICO model and create an alternative to bank financing without the messy scams. He calls this Dealbox, a business accelerator and crowdfunding platform that tokenizes startup companies.

A Quarter Century of Experience in FinTech

As a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in the startup sector, and as a founder who has raised capital in a number industries from finance, multimedia, to sports, and marketing, Carter noted that there had to be a more accessible procedure to fund a company.

Carter mentioned to Entrepreneur Magazine that he launched Dealbox because he wanted to use his experience to help new startup founders and companies raise capital unconventionally, especially since it’s an extremely tough process.

Dealbox: a Business Accelerator and Crowdfunding Platform

Carter created Dealbox, a crowdfunding platform and business accelerator that helps companies in cutting-edge industries like artificial intelligence, 3D printing, Cannabis, payment processing. Carter intends to disrupt the traditional capital raising model by allowing founders to share their business plans with many investors at once instead of doing many rounds of pitches.

The new approach is possible by leveraging new financial technologies to handle large data sets in real-time.

Instead of the traditional crowdfunding approach, DealBox works with and sources the capital organizations from family offices, private equity firms, and knowledgeable investors during the pre-sales process before the public sale.

He noted that one of the most substantial benefits of crowdfunding is its ability to enable the startup to secure small or large investments from a large number of investors. In return, the investors gain partial ownership, dividends, and appreciation for the funds.

Bringing Due Diligence to the ICO Ecosystem

To invest in DealBox’s startups, investors need to purchase “DLBX” tokens during the pre and public sales. DealBox exchanges the cash as early stage investments in the platform. The crowdfunding and business accelerator then undergoes a “lock-up” period for 12 months.

The tokens are fixed at $1 and do not trade freely, ensuring that the investors are protected from any initial volatility. DealBox then ensures that there is an exit after this period like pursuing Form s-1 Filing or uplisting on a cryptocurrency exchange. Part of the company’s profits is then given to the investors in the form of royalties.

“Our crypto-economic analysts rigorously vet startups against the same compliance standards applied to public companies,” said Carter. “DealBox is creating real economic value by raising standards to improve the overall health of the blockchain ecosystem.”

Article From BTCMANAGER
Writen by Cindy Huynh

 

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Demand For Blockchain Remains Strong Despite Bearish Cryptocurrency Market


Demand For Blockchain Remains Strong Despite Bearish Cryptocurrency Market

In an interview with Bloomberg, Grainne McNamara, the blockchain lead at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), mentioned on September 18, 2018, that there is a lot of demand for blockchain technology and interest in the token economy despite the bearish cryptocurrency market.

While blockchain is prevalent emerging technology, regulatory uncertainty is a massive ongoing concern that can impact blockchain’s ability to grow and scale.

The Token Economy is Very Distinct from the Cryptocurrency Industry

While there is a substantial overlap between cryptocurrencies and the token economy, McNamara clarified in the interview that the interest in blockchain technology, token assets, and the token economy is growing and distinct from the cryptocurrency market.

Cryptocurrencies can be the result of a specific blockchain or, however, the token economy is a network of systems that use valuable tokens as a means of incentivizing people within a community. Since tokenization is the strategic interaction between governance and game theory, its definition is significantly broader than cryptocurrencies.  

The token economy and token assets provide a lot more possibilities and opportunities for enterprises to leverage the technology. McNamara expanded on token economics by using the example that not all token assets are cryptocurrencies.

Some serve different functions like security tokens that can represent assets in companies or earnings streams or utility tokens which function can provide access to goods and services that a project will launch in the future.

When it comes to blockchain advisory services, the demand remains high and strong. While the service started out in the financial sector, it has expanded to every industry PwC provides services for.

The interview also explored the results gained from the PwC blockchain 2018 survey. While 84 percent of respondents mentioned that they had some involvement with the technology, 54 percent said that the effort had not been justified.

McNamara clarified that, while gaining a return on investment (ROI) is difficult with blockchain technology, it’s not necessarily a problem with the core technology but rather the company’s ability to implement blockchain technology on a commercial application at scale.

PwC report Shows that China Will Become a Blockchain Leader

The interview also touched on China’s development and growth in the blockchain sector in comparison to the US. While there is a lot of legacy infrastructure in the United States, such as supply chains and financial institutions, McNamara noted that the regulatory environment could be a hindrance to the development of the sector in the United States states.

In August 2018, PwC also released a report on the nature of regulatory uncertainty and its impact on the blockchain industry. The report mentioned that at the current rate, China would overtake the U.S. as the primary blockchain developer in only three to five years.

Original Article by Cindy Huynh
@ BTCMANAGER

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Cred App Allows Micro-Investment’ in Cryptocurrencies

Cred App Allows ‘Micro-Investing’ in Cryptocurrencies

Cred is launching a mobile app that allows people to invest small amounts of money in cryptocurrencies. The iOS and Android app is aimed at solving problems around access and transparency associated with buying cryptocurrencies.

Santa Monica, California-based Cred said it has created a “micro-investing” platform to ease access to cryptocurrencies, which have become a hot (and sometimes cold) commodity as people seek to replace cash in the digital era.

With the Cred app, investors can round up the amount they spend on everyday purchases to the nearest $1, $2 or $5 and invest the extra money in cryptocurrency. For example, if an investor who rounds up to the nearest $1 spends $3.55 on an iced coffee, the Cred platform will automatically invest 45 cents in cryptocurrency.

Cred founder Brendon McQueen believes that consumers often feel intimidated when looking to invest in cryptocurrency, due to a lack of education about the industry, confusing product offerings, and reluctance to trust crypto offerings.

The company believes it is uniquely positioned to address these issues by offering an easy-to-use platform that allows users to invest in cryptocurrency, track their progress, learn about each coin prior to investing, and receive daily market recaps and news updates. For its initial rollout, Cred is launching in California, Missouri, Massachusetts, and Montana, with more states being introduced in the coming months.

About 69 percent of people in the U.S. expect the price of Bitcoin to rise in the next five years, but only 5 percent own Bitcoin, according to a Global Blockchain Business Council survey of 5,000 respondents. The high prices of cryptocurrencies, complicated platforms, and lack of education can make the space intimidating for first-time investors.

After signing up and following familiar KYC protocol (know your customer, an anti-money-laundering protocol), Cred presents investors with a variety of cryptocurrency options, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin, Komodo, and ZenCash — as well as tokens, including Worldwide Asset eXchange’s WAX and Neblio’s NEBL.

In the app, each coin offering includes a graph that can be expanded to show the coin’s price over the last 24 hours, a month, and all time. Users can then press a “Learn” button, which describes each token’s purpose, as well as its history and relevance in the industry. Investors can then select the type of currency they are interested in and choose the amount of money they want to round up from a purchase.

Investors can also set up recurring investments, including on a weekly or monthly basis. Transactions are capped at $2,000 per month to start, which helps add peace of mind for first-time investors averse to spending large sums. Lastly, investors can make a one-time transaction.

“I’m thrilled to finally offer a non-intimidating space for consumers to get involved in cryptocurrency,” said McQueen, who serves as Cred’s CEO, in a statement. “There’s an obvious gap in the market: People aren’t investing in cryptocurrency because they think it’s too complicated and complex. Cred creates a tangible space for people to take advantage of cryptocurrency at any level of experience without having to be an expert. Our platform is clear, quick, and educational — helping us reach our mission of democratizing cryptocurrency and bringing it to the masses.”

Cred is currently partnering with 13 cryptocurrency platforms and coins — including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Stellar, Monero, Dash, Komodo, Wax, Neblio, and ZenCash — and the company continues to seek out interesting coins and projects to add to its platform.

“We are super excited to be partnering with Cred, as they offer a unique micro-savings and micro-investment platform that will help onboard a whole new segment of cryptocurrency users,” said Steve Lee, chief marketing officer at Komodo, in a statement. “Komodo has long been committed to the global adoption of blockchain technologies and enabling real world usage. Through our partnership, Komodo and Cred will be able to lower the barrier-to-entry into cryptocurrency for the mass market and offer a fiat gateway for KMD in the U.S.”

Cred was founded in April 2018 and has 10 employees. The company has raised $1 million to date. McQueen previously founded and led Tuition.io, a market leader in student loan employee benefits.

Article originally posted:
VB (Venture Beats): https://venturebeat.com/2018/07/31/cred-app-lets-you-micro-invest-in-cryptocurrencies/
by: @DEANTAK   JULY 31, 2018   7:00 AM

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