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Evolution of Traditional Markets Aided by Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence

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Three of the hottest technologies currently on the market are Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Virtual Reality (VR). Each one, individually, is worth mentioning. However, putting all three of them together creates a solution of epic proportions, of which one must take note.

Another technology that is extremely hot nowadays is the cryptocurrency. In 2017, ICOs raised about $4.9 billion, and the market is only growing! When thinking about different markets that can benefit from the use of cryptocurrencies, one market to pay attention to is Real Estate. Fortune Magazine, in their January 2016 article titled ‘How Critical Real Estate is to the Global Economy’, states that the total global property value is $217 trillion and that residential property makes up about 75% of the total value. Deloitte, in their article titled ‘Impacts of the Blockchain on Fund Distribution’, stated: “A survey from the World Economic Forum highlights that financial services will be transformed by this technology with expectations of at least 10% of the global GDP being stored on Blockchain platforms by 2025.”

The above realization leads one blockchain company to develop a one of a kind solution, which leverages all four of the technologies mentioned above to fill a need in the Real Estate Industry.

Acquaint developed an on-chain asset trading platform for Real Estate transactions, which leverages Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality to provide a one-of-a-kind online marketplace. They have also created their own branded token to facilitate extremely low settlement costs when used on their platform. Major cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Bitcoin, will also be accepted on the Acquaint platform.

Acquaint is being built upon the best features of cryptocurrencies, providing fast transactions, lower fees (1% versus the industry standard of 5-7%), and low cross-border transactional friction. The platform will enable the sale of Real Estate assets to a growing worldwide audience of cryptocurrency holders. The Acquaint token will also have an intrinsic value, which will be attractive to people looking to invest in a diverse portfolio of cryptocurrencies.

The belief, behind the creation of Acquaint’s innovate platform is that for cryptocurrencies to achieve mainstream adoption, traditional commerce with real-world assets (such as Real Estate) need to integrate seamlessly with Blockchain payments. The only way for that to happen is by implementing peer-to-peer transactions within a tightly regulated platform that looks out for the best interests of both parties.

Besides blockchain technology setting out to disrupt the electronic payment industry, developments in various sectors such as Real Estate, Cyber Security, and Health Care, all speak of the more significant opportunity there is to give individuals control over the governance of their data. As a result, Acquaint’s founders envision a chance to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) with smart contracts to ensure maximum security and authenticity of the data deployed to the blockchain. Acquaint is also developing strategic relationships with innovators in the Virtual Reality (VR) space, to search a property, or even the exploration of architectural renderings, as seamless as ever. For example, suppose you are searching for a specific type of property, and assume there are millions of property listings in the global database. By selecting the criteria for your search, the Acquaint AI Engine will present those properties, obtained directly from the Blockchain, which fit your criteria. The AI Engine will get smarter each time you use it, as it will learn and remember your preferences via machine learning technology. Once you’ve selected several prospective properties, you can take a fully immersive virtual tour via the Acquaint Virtual Reality (VR) Engine. This complementary combination of technologies can open up Global Trade on a scale that couldn’t previously be accommodated under any single corporation.

By leveraging the combination of AI and VR with Blockchain, investments into both, emerging markets and global markets become seamless. With AI optimizing the search of properties, VR showcasing the properties, ultra-low commission fees, paperless smart contract transactions that are negotiated via virtual interactions, and closed in minutes (as opposed to days), there’s no longer a need to travel the world only to buy a single skyscraper in Dubai!

Acquaint is currently offering a 48% bonus on the pre-sale of their tokens, ahead of the 28 February 2018 ICO. What this means, is that purchasing the tokens at a steep discount now will enable you to soon buy properties on the Acquaint platform at a significant advantage!

To take advantage of the pre-sale bonus, or to learn more about the Acquaint platform, visit https://www.acquaint.biz/ today.

 

*This is a paid press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the promoted company, product or service. Bitcoin Africa Ltd. is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, product or service mentioned in the press release.*

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#AroundTheBlock to be Held at Standard Bank, Johannesburg on June 12, 2018

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Johannesburg The Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa (BECSA) is proud to announce their inaugural event on 12 June 2018! We cordially invite you to attend #AroundTheBlock – an evening of leading presentations, discussions and networking; aimed at all levels of knowledge encompassing blockchain and entrepreneurship.

Blockchains have been in use for just under ten years, but have had massive, global impact in that short time. Although cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are currently regarded as their “killer apps”, a tsunami of new use cases and innovative applications is arriving. Blockchains are now poised to significantly transform or completely disrupt industries as diverse as healthcare, identity, music, and real estate, and almost everything in between.

However, like most emerging technologies, blockchains can be intimidating and confusing, and separating hype from reality is not easy. #AroundTheBlock will take you on a tour of the technology and focus on the real world applications and opportunities it is providing.

Sponsored by Blink, Standard Bank and in partnership with The Festive Collective, a significant portion of the proceeds will be donated to our chosen impact hero, Molo Mhlaba.

For more information about the event or to buy tickets, visit: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/47090-around-the-block-hosted-by-becsa#/

About BECSA: BECSA serves as a destination for those interested in learning about all things related to blockchain and cryptocurrency. It creates a space for the public and entrepreneurs, from diverse backgrounds, to learn, network and grow the blockchain ecosystem in South Africa.

For more information, contact:

Aatish Ramkaran, Director (BECSA), aatish@blinktech.io

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Solarex Utility Token (SRX) – Disrupting the Renewable Energy Market in Africa

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Africa is a continent that has amazing potential but is also plagued with a myriad of problems in virtually all sectors ranging from finance, energy, agriculture, and land registry. Unfortunately, more than 50 years of poor governance has not helped alleviate these crunching challenges besetting most African countries.

Fast forward to 2008 and the world got wind of a new lexicon called Bitcoin. It was a new technology that few privileged, young tech-savvy entrepreneurs took advantage of. It wasn’t until 2009 before Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first ever block on the chain, called Genesis Block. Today, the Blockchain has evolved into a decentralized digital ledger via which transactions made in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly.

The emergence of Blockchain technology which took Africa by storm with its multiple functionalities, in the area of finance, healthcare, governance, and telecommunication, has continued to find immense relevance in the continent. Blockchain can reduce endemic corruption in a continent where there is lack of trust and transparency. Blockchain technology with its vast potential can also help overcome electoral fraud, land theft and educational deficits that have persisted in most African countries.

The key area where most African countries have suffered the most is in the area of energy. As at April 2017, only 15.3% of the entire Tanzanian population had access to electricity. South Sudan is even worse off, with just 5.1% of its total population having access to clean and cheap electricity. The problem is more evident in Nigeria, which prides herself as the Giant of Africa but can only generate an average of 3200MW of electricity daily for over 180 million populations. This has indeed slowed down economic growth in Africa and also impacted negatively on other sectors that depend heavily on electricity for its survival.

Fortunately, Africa has come to embrace renewable energy as a means of bridging the widening gap that has been created by the energy deficit. One of such renewable energy options which were initiated by Africa Blockchain Research Council (ABRC), a holding company of Auto Republic Ltd, UK, is codenamed “Powering Africa Project”. The Powering Africa Project is set to create a clean, cheap and sustainable energy solution to bridge the huge energy gap in Africa. The Project will deploy both the renewable energy and Blockchain technology.

The Solarex ecosystem which will build a decentralized network of energy resources via solar farms which will be connected through Blockchain technology, will aim to become the largest, most efficient and sustainable solar energy provider in Africa, offering energy at a cheap and affordable price for all, and setting a new standard for energy consumption in Africa.

The Solarex utility token (SRX), is an innovative off-grid solar energy technology token that is built around the Ethereum platform and gives access to the services provided on the Solarex ecosystem. Each Solarex token is expected to increase in value based on its multiple functionality and fact that the token will be listed on major exchanges 14 days after the end of its ICO.

The Solarex official ICO website is now opened for private investors and partnership. For those interested in partnership and private sale, simply contact the CEO at ceo@solarex.io

You can also reach Solarex Team in various ways:

Chat on Telegram: https://t.me/SolarexICO

Visit ICO Website: https://solarex.io

Read the Whitepaper: https://solarex.io/content/site/whitepaper.pdf

Subscribe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/solarexico

Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8657063

Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SxEFSpTkoM

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolarexICO

Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/solarexico/

*This is a paid press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the promoted company, product or service. Bitcoin Africa Ltd. is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, product or service mentioned in the press release.*

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Why CoinJanitor Is Launching and How to Invest in JAN

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Just like traditional startups, most blockchain startups fail. However, without bankruptcy laws and other regulations in place, there is a lot of value left trapped in inactive blockchains and untradeable cryptocurrencies at the bottom of the market.

CoinJanitor aims to recycle that trapped value from failed projects back into active cryptocurrencies through a buy-out process that uses JAN tokens.

Buying out dead coins and decommissioning their blockchains is intended to benefit the cryptocurrency ecosystem as a whole, but CoinJanitor’s value will be best realized by JAN contributors. As the CoinJanitor team cleans up more and more dead coins, they will accumulate numerous technological, data and marketing assets left behind by those failed projects. What’s more, each buy out will introduce a new community of cryptocurrency enthusiasts who were holding dead coins to JAN and the CoinJanitor project, creating a substantial network effect over time.

CoinJanitor is the first project of its kind, and JAN tokens will be the only tool it deploys to clean up dead coins. That fact, combined with a rapidly growing community, will drive up demand for JAN and effectively make it more affordable for the CoinJanitor team to clean up future projects with each successive buy out that takes place.

Meanwhile, token supply will not increase, fostering demand and contributing directly to an increase in the value of JAN.

CoinJanitor’s team has taken great care to create a business model that is economically sound. They plan to prove the efficacy of their model by decommissioning at least 3 dead coins within the first 2 months of operation following the token sale. If successful, the contributors who get in on the ground floor will have the most to gain.

How to Participate in the JAN ICO

The JAN ICO went live on May 1st and will end on May 31st or once the $7.5 million hard cap is hit.

If you are interested in the CoinJanitor project – either to invest in the ICO or just to receive the latest updates – you can register by clicking ‘Join the Janitor’ on the website homepage, https://www.coinjanitor.io/. From there, you’ll be directed to the Sign Up page, where you’ll enter an email and password for your account and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

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If you do wish to buy JAN tokens, you’ll proceed to fill in your Personal Info and then Submit KYC (Know Your Customer). The KYC process is made secure by CoinJanitor’s partner, SelfKey, a blockchain-based ID verification and management business. To meet KYC requirements, you must attach a clear photo of either your passport, national ID, or driver’s license. You’ll also paste an Ethereum wallet address, which is where you’ll receive your JAN tokens when they are distributed.

If you have trouble at any point during the process, simply open up the Live Chat at the bottom-right part of the screen and an agent will accelerate the KYC onboarding process for you.

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Once the KYC process is complete, you’ll be able to move on to Buy Tokens. All total, registration takes about 5 minutes and KYC is confirmed within a couple of hours, if not faster.

Details about the ICO

JAN’s total token supply is 100,000,000 coins. The token price is 1 ETH = 3900 JAN. CoinJanitor is accepting contributions in many currencies, including BTC, ETH, USD and more than 40 other altcoins.

50% of the total JAN supply will be sold to the public during the ICO. Of the remaining half, 30% will be held by the project to buy out dead coins, 5% will be reserved for project’s partners, 5% will go towards a bounty program, and the final 10% will be distributed to founders, team members, and future employees. Team members will not be able to sell their JAN tokens until 2019.

To participate in the ongoing discussion about CoinJanitor and connect with the project team and community, you can join them on Telegram. You can also support the project by liking it on Facebook, following on Twitter, and subscribing on YouTube. For a far more detailed breakdown of the project, read the latest version of the whitepaper.

*This is a paid press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the promoted company, product or service. Bitcoin Africa Ltd. is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, product or service mentioned in the press release.*

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