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GDC + VRDC@GDC 2018 Session Scheduler

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Ionomy PWR-GRD: the Easy Onramp for Monetizing Games with Blockchain (Presented by Ionomy Studios)

Sponsor Speakers:
Adam Matlack (Chief Strategist, ionomy)
Michael Pfeiffer (Chief Communications Officer, ionomy)

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Educators Summit, Indie Games Summit

Topic: Monetization
Format: Sponsored Session

Digital currency based on blockchain technology is revolutionizing gaming economics. Its programmable nature enables self-governing, decentralized networks that substantially lower costs and increase reliability, while empowering users. ionomy fosters a rich, developer-friendly ecosystem using cryptocurrency to incentivize rapid growth and cost reduction. ionomy lets game developers easily integrate monetary incentives that attract and retain gamers. Developing games is hard enough without having to learn an entire new technology. That's why ionomy's PWR-GRD makes it easy to plug into APIs linking games to cryptocurrency. With PWR-GRD, developers tap into an audience of motivated gamers eager to play and earn crypto.

Takeaway
Game developers discover the advantages of offering digital currency incentives to gamers; study examples of success cases; and gain an understanding of how successive adoption of ION may affect supply and demand dynamics (including a potential scenario of exponential growth).

Intended Audience
Game developers interested in using blockchain technology to improve funding, reduce marketing costs, and expand revenue streams. Investors interested in promoting game development and sustainable economic models involving blockchain and smart incentives based on economic psychology. Presenters are happy to address questions about the models and practices during the event.

Source: http://schedule.gdconf.com/session/ionomy-pwr-grd-the-easy-onramp-for-monetizing-games-with-blockchain-presented-by-ionomy-studios/856188

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Those Other Coins - Not ICO's

KWHCoin - Le damos la bienvenida a la energía renovable al mundo del blockchain
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Siempre me ha interesado el tema de la energía renovable, como seres humanos tenemos la responsabilidad de cuidar nuestro planeta, así sea muy pequeño el aporte que demos siempre valdrá la pena. Muchas son las industrias que para beneficio de ellas contaminan ríos que desembocan en mares, esto como consecuencia trae muchas enfermedades, muerte de la fauna del mar, contaminación de mares, contaminación de ríos y un sinfín de cosas más.

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Para la suerte de nuestro planeta, cada día son más las personas que se unen a cuidar nuestro planeta, como lo es el caso de KWHCoin, una comunidad que está basada en blockchain, ecosistema y criptomoneda respaldada por unidades de energía limpia y renovable. Todas las unidades físicas de energía kWh se aprovechan de múltiples fuentes, uno de ellos son los medidores inteligentes, lecturas de sensores y datos de botones verdes, en donde el resultado medible se tokeniza en blockchain para crear tokens de KWH.

La idea de cuidar a nuestro planeta no es algo que está de moda, es simplemente querer cuidar y hacer mas optimo el sitio donde todos vivimos, para mejorar nuestra calidad de vida y por supuesto para incrementar la vida de la tierra. Hoy en día, muchas personas actualmente no tienen acceso a la energía, una de las misiones de KWHCoin es mejorar las vidas de 1200 millones de personas en todo el mundo, mediante la construcción de una plataforma que le permitirá a cualquier persona en el mundo comprar o vender recursos de energía renovable a través de The Grid, esto consiste en una plataforma de energía renovable la cual está basada en una cadena de bloques.

Esta criptomoneda permitirá a los marginados reclamar independencia energética, en donde van a tener la libertad de elegir a sus proveedores de energía y también podrán vender su propia energía renovable a otros a través de The Grid en forma de tokens de KWH. También se reducirá el costo de las transacciones de energía renovable, permitiendo que la energía renovable se expanda y traiga nueva energía a los confines más lejanos del mundo.

Todos sabemos que las criptomonedas son el futuro, es por eso que cada día vemos más personas uniéndose a este mercado. Podemos ver como en el año 2015 los servicios eléctricos de EE.UU. gastaron $103 mil millones para mantener y actualizar la red. KWHCoin utilizara los recursos de energía distribuidos para agregarlos y proporcionar servicios a la red eléctrica, lo que reduce drásticamente los costos y aumenta la eficiencia energética.

Una de las muchas soluciones de KWHCoin es construir una red descentralizada de recursos energéticos que se conectaran a través de la tecnología blockchain, en donde la energía de exportación se convierte en fichas de KWH y se transferirán a las carteras digitales de los usuarios en su aplicación de comercio de energía punto a punto: The Grid.

La venta de sus tokens o su etapa ICO empieza en 19 días, para el 8 de Febrero del 2018 podrás adquirir tus tokens de KWHCoin y el precio de cada token será determinado por la demanda del mercado.

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Si quieres conocer más acerca de este proyecto acá te dejo algunos links en donde puedes encontrar más información

https://kwhcoin.com/

https://kwhcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/KWHCoin-White-Paper-REVISED.pdf

https://twitter.com/kwhcoin

https://www.facebook.com/KWHCoin

https://www.reddit.com/r/kwhcoin

https://www.linkedin.com/company/27156455/

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Get up to speed

New Partnership Coming to Ionomy Studios

Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR), a World of Outlaws (WoO) team, announced today the addition of ionomy to their roster of team sponsors. ionomy will serve as the co-primary sponsor for 37 races on the #9 car driven by WoO championship driver Daryn Pittman. The 39-year-old Oklahoma native finished fourth in the WoO point standings in 2017.

New to sprint car racing, ionomy is developing the future of gaming. They are the first game studio to design games that incorporate the ION digital currency. The ionomy platform also provides additional services to introduce new users to cryptocurrency with methods to secure and grow their digital wealth.

Source: http://kaseykahneracing.com/kasey-kahne-racing-signs-partnership-with-ionomy/

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The ION Platform

Ionomy Ltd. Announces Power Grid, a Comprehensive Suite of Digital Currency Management and Game Monetization Services

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Delivering a comprehensive suite of powerful business solutions to game developers, a new dimension to games, and a compelling value to investors.

VICTORIA – August 18, 2017, ionomy Ltd. announces Power Grid, a comprehensive suite of digital currency management and game monetization services for game developers, gamers, and investors.

Power Grid represents a massive expansion of ionomy’s established business model, building on the success of ionomy.com investor tools and game integration, opening these services to outside developers.

PROPELLING GAME DEVELOPERS TO SUCCESS

ionomy uses digital currency technology to add new dimension to gameplay. By monetizing games with Power Grid services, independent developers and game studios produce titles that stand out from the crowd. Power Grid makes it easy for game developers to thrive by simplifying game development, from funding to marketing, and monetizing games through digital currency integration.

JUMPSTART CROWDFUNDING

Few game developers or studios have everything they need to be successful. Jumpstart fills in the gaps to them to achieve their vision. At its base, Jumpstart is a funding platform. More broadly, it connects game developers with a community of investors, players, and marketers.

LIGHTNING API

The Lightning API enables the ION Advantage for freemium games: cash-like tournament prizes, discounts, and unified multi-platform gamer accounts. Gamers compete to win ION, grow it, trade it for monetary value, or spend it on more gaming fun. Game developers who enter into full Lightning partnerships with ionomy may even be eligible for complete subsidization of substantial tournament rewards to incentivize sustained gameplay.

THUNDER TOKENS

Thunder enables developers of premium games to tokenize their in-game currencies on the ION blockchain, and sets up exchanges where these tokens can be sold. By monetizing in-game currency with Real Money Trade, Thunder sends a clear message that there’s real value in playing these games.

SPARK AD NETWORK

The Spark Ad Network delivers BTC payouts 12x faster than other networks. Digital currency means fewer hands in the till — so more money gets to the people who contribute real value. Spark is also a great choice for advertisers, offering a low cost solution to reach to valuable global demographics. Spark Analytics helps fine tune ad campaigns. Integration with ionomy means that developers who want to cross-promote their games can do so easily.

ALCHEMY EXCHANGE

ionomy services for investors have been making it safe and easy for investors of any scale to grow their ION assets. Adding Alchemy to the Power Grid adds multicurrency financial services, making ionomy.com the place to invest, convert, and manage many forms of digital wealth. Web wallets, hosted masternodes, and dynamic exchanges let users store, grow, and trade ION, BTC, Dash, Pivx, ETH, LTC, NEO, and more. And, of course, in-game currencies. From any device.

DARK MATTER (XDM)

Dark Matter is the newest asset in the ION ecosystem, and the first Thunder token on the ION chain. With a low initial supply, it is intrinsically deflationary due to a graduated burn rate: a portion of Dark Matter is destroyed with every transaction. As transactions increase, the burn accelerates — making the Power Grid a potent particle accelerator.

ABOUT IONOMY

ionomy.com is a new digital entertainment and investment platform built around the ION coin, a digital currency. By integrating ION and ION based tokens into mobile gaming and closely tying it to a user friendly platform, ionomy cultivates games with staying power and makes it easy for new users to enter the world of cryptocurrency at their own pace.

The mobile gaming market is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world. Players come for the fun of gaming, and stick around when they discover the opportunity to earn rewards of real world value.

Visit ionomy.com or join the developer and user community at Discord.

Questions? (844) 237-2721

Source: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/ionomy-power-grid/

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Blockchain, Masternodes, Staking & Wallets

How to make a masternode?

hexoli said:

Do you have a tutorial on how I can set up a masternode?

Hi Hexoli, here is a good place to start: http://ionomy.wiki/index.php?title=Masternode

Will you be hosting it yourself or hosted services?

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Buy, Sell, Trade

Ionomy - Daryn Pittman #9 Car Merch.

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ionomy 9
ionomy Studios is a proud sponsor of the KKR Number 9 car driven by World Of Outlaws (WoO) champion, Daryn Pittman. For 37 races, Pittman’s sprint car will display ION and ionomy logos. The talented KKR team will represent both ION (digital currency) and ionomy Studios (mobile gaming company) on dozens of tracks and along each highway they travel on their way to races across the U.S.

Daryn Pittman and team KKR have the perfect swag for you.

Show your support and wear it proud!

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All items above can be purchased here:
http://darynpittman.com/site/?page_id=200

Thanks again for your support!

#ION

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ION Expansion

Masternode Comparison site

Good Job on the website... It is a very nice tool for investors to use to compare different properties of current mastersnodes in the crypto community.

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Where to Trade

Binance Refutes Accusations Of Hack With The Power Of Blockchain

That's some big wallets! :smile:

Binance, one of the largest crypto exchanges by trading volume according to CoinMarketCap, has had to continuously refute accusations of a hack since their exchange has unexpectedly gone offline due to server issues.

The time offline was supposed to only last for several hours, but, similarly to the extended Kraken downtime of over two days in January, Binance has since announced that they will only be back online on Feb. 9 at 4am (UTC) (11:00pm EST).

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/binance-refutes-accusations-of-hack-with-the-power-of-blockchain

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Independent Gaming Sector & Development

Welcome Indie Developers and Gamer's!
We’ve created a community spot just for you…

If you have any suggestions or comments, please shoot me a PM or make a post here in Indie General.

Look forward to seeing your awesome games!

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Almost Anything Goes

Rich get Richer - Trillion Dollars for World's Wealthiest in 2017

Max and Stacy discuss how the world’s wealthiest became a trillion dollars wealthier in 2017. In the second half, Max interviews Charlie Shrem of CryptoIQ.co about the latest drama in the bitcoin community and all the positive developments.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywlbtHdJumg

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Latest ICO Info

VESTARIN- THE MARKETPLACE OF GOODS AND SERVICES FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY
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Hello guys. Today i will be discussing a platform which utilizes blockchain technology into helping human activity in all forms in terms of buying goods and services with cyptocurrency. The project name is Vestarin.
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What is Vestarin?
Vestarin is a project that aims to develop a platform based on Ethereum’s blockchain that allows users to perform a variety of tasks and gain a wide range of services including project creation, payment for goods and entertainment, integrated crypto currency exchange. In short, it is creating a platform where you would be able to buy tangible goods and services for cryptocurrencies. In the platform, owners of stores, exchangers, services, and institutions integrate their business and users make purchases and pay using VST tokens. This project aims at implementing large-scale changes in the blockbuster industry, solving a wide range of problems thereby increasing the loyalty of users, which will positively affect the growth of the capitalization of the whole country.

How it works
On this platform, store owners, services, exchange points integrate their business to the Vestarin platform, while users make purchases and pay for services with their VST token. Next, ICO representatives integrate their projects into platforms, while users will forecast and discuss them publicly to create a reputation, allowing investors to rely on it.
Vestarin will offer its users a range of latest technologies and warm news about cryptocurrency from dozens of sources to viewers around the world.
Blockchain-technology and cryptogizmos will have a common platform for cooperation.

Benefits/Advantage of Vestarin
For the Users
The users can perform the necessary options that include making payments for their goods and services with the help of cryptocurrency.
They will also get a chance to construct their own team and launch their very own project for the purpose.
The app CHAT will make it convenient enough to go ahead and communicate and send coins for the purpose.
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They can easily make their investments in the ICO platform by passing through very minimum risks.
The users will also have the privilege to join hands and share minds with the different bunch of experts.
Different innovative platforms come up every day which brings forward leading innovations for the time being. Users can share their knowledge on such platforms too.
It will become very easy to convert cryptocurrency to any other form.

For Business
There will be different businesses related to the platform in which opportunities has been provided. Businesses which will include the following:
Stores
Restaurant
Info-Source
Entertainment
Exchanger
ICO
Info-Source

About token sale and distribution
Token Name — Vestarin Token (VST) 
Total Token Issued — 200,000,000 
ICO Beginning Date — January 30, 2018
Pre-ICO Due Date — February 28, 2018
Starting Date for ICO — 2018 3 May 5th 
ICO Deadline — April 4, 2018 
Hard Hat — 100,000 ETH
All unsold tokens will be destroyed by the end of the ICO.
Once created, VST tokens will be assigned the following: -Pre 
-ICO — 7% 
-ICO — 75%

Founder — 13% PR, Bounty and Advisor — 5%
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To know more about this project, Visit:
Website: https://www.vestarin.io/en
White Paper: https://www.vestarin.io/en/whitepaper
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vestarin.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vestarin
Medium: https://medium.com/@vestarin
ANN: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2701796.msg27621449#msg27621449
Github: https://github.com/cromlehg/Vestarin
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vestarin.io/
Telegram: https://t.me/Vestarin
My Bitcointalk Profile link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1048662

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