Smile-Expo to Organize Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Thailand in Bangkok

March 6, 2018, Bangkok will host a major international conference dedicated to blockchain, cryptocurrencies and ICOs – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Thailand.

The conference is aimed at cryptocurrency investors, blockchain startup representatives, developers, marketing specialists, lawmakers, lawyers, financial experts and advisors engaged in the cryptocurrency and ICO sector.

Participants will discover the current condition of the cryptocurrency market, blockchain trends, ICO aspects and investments in tokens.

The conference will reveal the following issues:

  • blockchain technology application in Fintech and Govtech sectors;
  • how to launch an ICO of your own project and attract investments;
  • technical features of blockchain-based solutions;
  • legal regulation of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and ICOs.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Thailand is organized by Smile-Expo, an international company that has been holding blockchain and cryptocurrency events since 2014. Every conference brings together from 200 to 2500 participants.

Tickets can be bought on the official website. The earlier purchase, the more profitable price:

  • until February 5 – 10 000 THB (255 EUR);
  • from February 6 till March 5 – 15 000 THB;
  • on the event day – 20 000 THB.

Registration details can be found on the website of .

Octoin project is happy to announce the release its own cryptocurrency OctoinCoin! The release is planned for the beginning of February 2018.

Our Team has done really hard work so that the product that we present to the market would be really outstanding. OctoinCoin (OCC) has got many advantages which differentiate it from the rest of cryptocurrencies. Three wales, which OCC is based on are the security, speed, and convenience.

Advantages of OCC comparing to other cryptocurrencies:

  • PoS mining which is possible without using the expensive equipment. It is enough simply to keep your wallet open with the balance;
  • Using the SegWit gives additional 4-times optimisation of block of OCC. It multiplies by many times the speed of transaction.
  • The Lightning Network technology is a completely new opportunity of conducting instant transactions with almost no commissions!
  • OCCode is the opportunity of cold storage and sending coins using the code. This technology is reminding the electronic cheque to bearer. It is easy and safe method of sending the coins to the user, who might not even have the wallet at the moment of receiving the coins. When someone receives and activates the code, he is refilling its balance for the amount of OCC, which is was indicated while created OCCode.

We are sure that start of our own cryptocurrency with such functionality will allow us to straighten our leadership positions at the cryptocurrencies market. So that our Partners can attract new users to the system!

90 Long Acre

Two Thirds of CHP already reserved with 30,000 + unique users and 4,000+ unique daily players already using site. are launching their eagerly awaited ICO this Friday with only one-third of its allocation left for sale – two-thirds of CHP (chips) tokens already reserved for sale via the priority whitelist!

CoinPoker is a cryptocurrency based online poker room using blockchain technology to provide a transparent, secure, and accessible platform and is going to offer their in-game cryptocurrency called CHPs in two ICO stages. While the ICO will start at 10am (GMT) on Friday 19th January on the site, interested users started making their reservations from the 5th January and have already purchased part of the tokens to be made available. Since then, CoinPoker’s MVP (Minimum Viable Product) has been downloaded 20,000 times and more than 30,000 unique users have registered on their website. There are already 15,000 CHP token holders and more than 4,000 unique daily players on the application!

“I’m very happy to see CoinPoker doing so well,” said poker legend Tony G, one of the project’s advisors, “Blockchain technologies are our future, and CoinPoker will begin the poker revolution that all the players have been waiting for. This is a game-changer!”

“CoinPoker is the first platform using the CHP token but it has a great chance to become the valuable utility token for use in the whole emerging crypto gaming industry and various projects”, said professional crypto investor Sonic Zhang.

Additional advisors on this project include and poker industry veterans Isabelle Mercier, Warren Lush, and Michael Josem from the online gaming and poker industry space. There is also undoubted crypto market leaders backing this project including proven crypto investment consultancy company Digital X and top Asian crypto investment fund Valuenet Capital. Add top crypto advisors such as Sonic Zhang and Etherparty (FUEL) CEO Kevin Hobbs and it is clear there is huge momentum behind this project.

Everybody participating is able to purchase CHPs for the Stage I price – 4,200 CHPs for 1 ETH. After all the tokens allocated at this price are sold out Stage II will begin, and the price will rise to 3,500 CHPs for 1 ETH. The ICO is closing no later than on the 26th January, or when all the tokens are purchased before that.

Afterwards, CoinPoker is going to hold numerous juicy promotions during which they will distribute 15% of the tokens collected to the community. It will start with two huge opening tournaments which, assuming the ICO is going to sell out fully, will have unprecedented prizepools, as well as a tournament on the 21st January with a Tesla S as a grand prize.

While this project is still to launch its ICO, it has already attracted a considerable user base. 100,000,000 CHPs were sold out in just 6 days during the pre-ICO in November, and afterward, the project launched numerous promotions in which they gave away 5,000,000 CHP for free.

This activity allowed CoinPoker to stress test their application, and in these few months, its stability has been improved and numerous bugs were fixed. On top of that, new features have been added, many of which had been suggested by the project’s active community members. In fact, CoinPoker is involving its players in many processes, such as the selecting game formats, structures, the aforementioned features, and even app design.

Another way that the community gets their say is by participating in a bounty program that has an option for the players to design unique table skins for CoinPoker that have a chance of appearing on the app.

Security issues were explored, too. “CoinPoker has cracked down on multi-accounters,” said industry veteran and CoinPoker’s Head of Security Michael Josem, “CoinPoker closed a number of accounts that were used by the same people and that is just the start of the measures that CoinPoker is going to take in order to reduce the risk of cheating.”

Michael Josem has his own article series on CoinPoker’s Medium account in which he explores various security-related topics where he invites the community members to express their opinions on how the room is going to operate. For example,
The project’s community is very active on its social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram) and they will have their say on how this project evolves.

CoinPoker is launching their ICO on the 19th of January, but there has already been a lot of progress made in terms of creating an active community, producing a well-tested viable product, and funding the final launch. At this point, it has already reached success and the upcoming ICO will determine the impact that CoinPoker can have in the gambling industry. For all information see

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In order to find more detailed information on this project, please refer to CoinPoker’s Whitepaper at .

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In the climate of click bait, unreliable journalists and “fake news,” it’s something of an unspoken rule that any you should take any opinion with a pinch of salt.

Professional review writing industries, as well as aggregates, have arguably been irrevocably tainted by financial interests. They are, after all, companies and as such have been formed with requirements (if not objectives) of creating opportunities for revenue generation: to pay the staff, cover overhead investments and ensure the ongoing development of the project.  

Issues that affect professional reviews are, however, are shared in many ways by user reviews as well; including unethical practices from retailers, review writers, product creators, and others. It does appear that our hallowed Blockchain technology could provide a solution to some, if not all of these if given a chance,  but first, it would do well first to consider what needs to be improved upon.

Problem #1: the conflicts of interest

Having an objective customer reviewer is all good and well but unless the website their review is posted on is managed by similarly minded managers & institutional practices, then there is no guarantee that the message will stay the same by the time it is published.

This is because, much like the professional magazines, the largest part of their revenue most often comes from advertisers and sponsors. To these investors, the audience is a valuable target – having established themselves as consumers by virtue of reading the content, to begin with, and as such, they are mostly comprised of those producers and retailers of the very products being covered by the publication.

There is, therefore, a clear conflict of interest between the review-hosting sites’ respective loyalties to their advertisers, and to their readers. The results of this can be manipulation of the review scores post-publication, censorship/omission of negative reviews, and the fabrication of positive reviews by the shop or manufacturer.

Problem  #2: The unreliable reviewers

Shills (Exhibit A)

Shills embody an end result of the aforementioned “conflicts of interest.” These particular individuals often manifest when one party who benefits the sale of a product approaches a reviewer (with either no reputation or with experience/trust-ability from the background) and persuades them to write positively about the product in question in return for a financial inventive or free products themselves.

This can even appear on well-known marketplaces such as Amazon (although compared to the accusations levied against them regarding employee welfare standards, I’d imagine it’s the least of their worries) and contribute to a negative perception of their reviews as being an “untrustworthy measure of quality,” according to Jeff Bercovici at Forbes.

He continues to describe the perpetrators as writers with a “vested interest – a friend, family member, [or] a fan” writing positive reviews” in addition to “notorious “sock puppets” created by novelists skilled in the practice of inventing characters and putting dialogue in their mouths.”

‘Review Bomb’ squads (Exhibit B)

Review bombing is a unique phenomenon which is most frequently associated with video-gaming and nerd culture. “The act of an organized group getting together and tanking the overall user review score.”

It is defined by the collective nature of the “attacks,” often represented by the proximity to which each is posted and to the aftermath of a certain event. They can also be identifiable in their conspiratorial nature, through semi-public announcements made on message-boards such as 4chan.

To clarify: not all instances of contradictory public opinion are examples of review bombs. A recent example presents a dichotomy between audience and reviewer opinions regarding the latest, post-Disney acquisition Star Wars film ‘The Last Jedi.’ It shows that the audience is somewhat active and reasoned in their criticisms.

Although if you were to listen to the politicized pundits, you would believe that everyone here (paying critics, who happen to disagree with their opinions) was a member of an organized “right-wing group.”

The conclusion: a Blockchain solution

A recently launched left-field ICO which appears (or at least claims) to have created a solution based on the Ethereum platform and its Blockchain to these highlighted concerns as well as much more you might not have even thought of. In fact, it is this company and their vision which inspired this piece.

Solution #1: The concern over review scores being manipulated or censored post-publication would be mitigated with Lina’s platform as all information would be stored on the public Blockchain, in addition to being backed up onto a private copy of said information (in a system called a ‘Hybrid Blockchain’). This means that nobody can tamper with it once it’s been submitted without the changes also being a public record.

Solution #2: Lina intents to tackle unreliable reviews by enlisting customers based on skill, experience, and ability. This is before monitoring their progress and customer approval in order to best determine future training/progress paths. With the project being an economy into itself, this allows for a form of compensation which encourages reviewers to contribute, which in turn helps to develop the ecosystem.

Lina.platform is a token based rating system, an economy whose value (and therefore the developer’s primary concern) is in the publication and promotion of high-quality objective reviews; as well as focusing on the development of popular and consistent writers for both prolific in content as well as audience bond.

Their ICO launched on Jan. 15, and you can read more about their detailed plans either on their website or by reading their whitepaper.

Fund distributions equal to 40% of the fund’s profit, totaling $105,000.

January 14, 2018 (Hong Kong, China) – Sharpe Capital is a blockchain based platform committed to building a decentralized investment ecosystem. Their focus is on helping both retail traders and institutional investors better understand traditional and crypto financial markets. The Sharpe Platform crowdsources market sentiment on traditional equity and blockchain assets. Users receive Ethereum service fee payments for making predictions on equity and cryptocurrency price movements in relation to current events.

Machine-learning linguistic analysis, quantitative trading strategies, and crowdsourced investment sentiment are all used by the platform to generate top quality sentiment-based data-feeds for use by retail and institutional investors. Sharpe Capital also has a proprietary investment fund, the Sharpe Fund, which implements the platform’s sentiment data. The fund launched on December 4, 2017, and achieved an incredible 85% ROI benchmarked against USD.

The month’s profits totaled $105,000, 40% of which will be returned to platform users, the average payout being $972. The average service fee payment per SHP token staked is $0.02 but jumps to $0.12 per SHP token for those with the highest stake and work. The payment is scheduled to be dispersed among 108 users on Saturday, January 13th. The next payment is slated for February 13th.

Dr. James Butler, the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Sharpe Capital, noted about the inaugural month’s performance:

We are delighted to have received over 15,000 asset predictions during the first month of our launch by Sharpe sentiment providers, paying almost $1,000 per user. Through Sharpe’s unique combination of quantitative trading strategies and crowd-sourced human intelligence, we are very well positioned to continue our initial success in generating over 100% ROI in just 5 weeks.

We look forward to working with our commercial partners, including TaaS and ETHLend, to develop the Sharpe Global Sentiment Index, helping investors to better understand financial markets and creating valuable new revenue streams for the Sharpe community.

Those interested in joining the Sharpe Capital community can do so through their token sale, which is live now. SHP tokens are available for purchase through February 5, 2018.

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Email: [email protected]
Phone: +972 545 464 238

Rumors for the Telegram to run its ICO are being discussed almost for a half a year without any official announcement. At the same time a team of enthusiasts developing bots for Telegram platform called “Chatrobotic” already created the new hype around simple idea of fighting crypto tokens.

The game called Fishbank had managed to collect more than 125 000 registrations for its Alpha Launch and 2 000 active community members across all the messengers (Telegram groups in several languages, QQ in China and Discord) within first two weeks after announcement. “Almost like with other titles that had over 500 000 players on board it was done with zero marketing costs, just viral” — told us Chatrobotic representative.

Fishbank is the massively multiplayer PvP (player-versus-player) game on blockchain with the sole aim to grow the biggest fish to dominate the “food chain”. Every fish in this “decentralized digital ocean” is an ERC-721 token stored in Ethereum blockchain. No one can destroy or diminish that.

Players use their fish tokens to attack each other. Fish that wins the battle receives part of opponent’s weight. The more weight the fish has, the more powerful it is and so the more value it may have on the market. Every fish token can be traded between players, Fishbank takes just 4.5% from confirmed deal. Every game action that runs smart contracts also requires gas to complete transaction in Ethereum network.

What is more important, game economy can’t be influenced by developers as there will be no instrument to change game balance after smart contracts are deployed and game is launched.

Before the game actually starts everyone can make an order for the certain type of fish (Common, Rare, Epic or Legendary). Prices starting from 0.015 ETH including 25% discount (valid until 20th January).

After stable game release there will be only two ways to get a Fish Token: buy it from other players on the Market or try to catch one in Aquarium for a small fee in Ether. Idea is that catching a fish in Aquarium is almost like real fishing — you never know what you’ll have. Chance is based on random numbers created from seeds received both from “player” and “game” side with math as follows:

  • 1:1000 – Legendary
  • 1:50 – Epic
  • 1:5 – Rare

Every run of Aquarium smart contract requires a 0.03 Eth fee in Alpha, but values may be adjusted for Stable release. Doing a little math becomes quite obvious that Legendary value after being caught in Aquarium is set to be around 30 ETH.

Fishbank team recognizes its mission as creating a solid motivation to educate a wide range of users on how to use cryptocurrency and digital wallets in fun and convenient way. As it is stated in project Whitepaper “games always played an undoubtedly significant role in the early adoption of almost every complex technology” that is hard not to agree with.


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WELL contributed tokens as part of the prize for the winners at the World Crypto Economic Forum’s (WCEF) Crypto Hackathon that took place this weekend, January 13th and 14th, in San Francisco. WELL was one of the sponsors of the event. The CEO and founder of WELL, Ildar Fazulyanov, was also on the judges panel for the Hackathon.

“WCEF Crypto Hackathon gives a unique chance for people to meet each other. We, the WELL team, were really glad to sponsor it and to support such great minds that took part in the WELL Hackathon,” –  said Ildar Fazulyanov, founder of WELL. “We were really impressed with the amount of solutions they suggested, and the work participants put in-and because of this we decided to have 4 prizes.”

WELL co-founder, Alex Prokhorov, added: “We got a variety of high-quality decisions in different spheres: utilizing crypto payments, EMR, pharmacy logistics and pharmacy order validation and privacy on WELL blockchain. The level of professionalism is amazing.”

First prize went to HealthNet team. Second – the Jerry Chai, third – the Verifi team, and fourth- the WellWeb team.

All winners received the following prizes from WELL (One WELL token is $0,10 at the current price)
1. 3 ETH plus 50K WELL tokens
2. 2 ETH plus 30K WELL tokens
3. 20K Well tokens

  1. 10K WELL tokens

This event allowed blockchain and crypto app developers to network with other great minds in the tech industry, as well as meet entrepreneurs and investors looking to collaborate on the next blockchain platform success.

About the WCEF: The World Crypto Economic Forum brings the blockchain community together in San Francisco for a two-day conference (independent from the Hackathon) that includes more than 60 speakers from leading blockchain companies, 30 token companies, over 50 media partners and over a thousand attendees.

About WELL: WELL is globalizing healthcare and eliminating country borders to directly connect doctors, therapists, psychologists and other healthcare specialists to patients worldwide. We are creating WELL tokens to solve the world’s biggest healthcare issues surrounding cross-border payments, data accessibility and payment risk. We’re making it possible for the highest quality healthcare providers to serve anyone, anywhere. You can visit the WELL website to learn more.

Bitcoin, which was first launched in January 2009 has surpassed all expectations in 2017. Its value started the year on shaky ground, going up and down on a daily basis. But for a few months, the price has been making headline news as it rose well above what anyone predicted. No one could have foreseen the price of Bitcoin would reach $20,000 in less than 12 months, and all estimates made earlier in the year were for half this amount.

In 2009, one could buy 5,000 Bitcoin for $27 and will have made a very nice profit if they had kept them.

2017 Landmarks

Bitcoin is becoming more and more accepted as a currency by governments and organisations, with nearly 6 million users worldwide. Along with its huge growth in users and value, there have been several landmarks for this digital money in 2017, including:

  • Japan making Bitcoin a legal currency for savings and transactions. This has increased the country’s use of it a great deal, and now some Japanese employers partly pay their staff in Bitcoin.
  • Russia announced it would legitimize the use of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin. Initially, they were concerned that Bitcoin was a danger to its economy and were considering laws that would have made it illegal to use. Now they are embracing it.
  • Norway’s largest online bank, Skandiabanken, integrated Bitcoin accounts.
  • It began publicly trading on the CBOE Futures Exchange. Bitcoin futures rose by 26 percent very quickly and the market had to be halted twice to give it chance to calm.
  • The Bitcoin symbol was encoded in Unicode version 10.

There have been other exciting ventures associated with Bitcoin, including the launch of the first Bitcoin Lotto. It allows prizes to be paid out in Bitcoin, which depending on the exchange rate can increase the winning’s value tremendously. Those with Bitcoin wallet will have a much better time as deposits and withdrawals in cryptocurrency is instant on the platform. The Lottoland jackpot stands at 1055 BTC at the moment, which is a small fortune.


Photo: Lottoland

The Future of Bitcoin

What does the future hold for Bitcoin? That is difficult to predict. Certainly, it looks as though some of the countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Indonesia where Bitcoin trading is not allowed will remove those barriers over the next few years, and that can only help its growth. There are other cryptocurrencies that would love to take the top slot (such as Litecoin and Ethereum) and are working hard towards it. Could it be that it is the maximum limit to Bitcoin supply that is driving people to hold on to the digital currency and explore other cryptocurrencies, jumping into the altcoin bandwagon and getting more retailers to accept cryptocurrency payments.

It is all an unknown that only time will tell, but just like with currencies of all countries, dealings will happen in whichever is the most profitable, and for the time being at least, that is Bitcoin.

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DASH continues to be a bit of a grinder, dropping down towards the $800 level. The volume has been picking up, but on the 4-hour chart we had formed a massive hammer. The hammer is a positive sign, but we must break above that candle to start buying, meaning we need to clear the $850 level. Quite frankly, it’s probably a better idea to let the markets stabilize for 24 hours before putting money to work.


Litecoin markets have rolled over again, reaching down below the $200 level. I see a significant amount of support at the $175 level though, and therefore I think that the buyers will probably return eventually. In a bounce in this area will probably go looking towards the $250 level above. If we break down below the $175 level, the next support level is at $150.

Thanks for watching, I’ll be back tomorrow.


Crypto currencies are getting pummeled during the trading session on Tuesday again, as Ethereum has reached down to test the $1000 level. If we break down below this level, that will bring in fresh selling, and probably free the market to go down to the $850 level. Alternately, if we can bounce a break above $1200, that is a bullish sign.


Ethereum has drifted sideways against Bitcoin, but quite frankly with both currencies looking very susceptible to selling, it makes sense that we won’t see much action in this market. I believe that the 0.10 level above needs to be broken for the buyers to reenter, otherwise we are going back to the 0.08 level.

Thanks for watching, I’ll be back tomorrow.