Crowdstartcoin and XSC Wallet in 2018

Dear Crowdstartcoin XCS friends,

most of us receive many nice X-Mas holiday wishes, and, of course, the Crowdstart team wishes you the same: have some relaxing days and a very good start into 2019!

The year 2018 was an interesting year in cryptoland – we all remember very well the steep rise of most cryptos until mid January, followed by an enduring downturn – known as the crypto winter. Many crypto startups folded, also some crypto venture funds have and will. And, nobody really dares to launch an ICO these days.

Our beloved Crowdstartcoin XSC still is too small in value to either dramatically profit or suffer from overall crypto trends. In 2018, we have continued to distribute XSC to members of the blockchain community who add value to the ecosystem. We have broadened our scope of potential recipients by also rewarding community members who add value by writing blogposts, designing logos and other stuff, doing some administration work, etc. Our overall goal stays the same: we distribute free XSC to those who add value to and therefore enhance the blockchain ecosystem.

XSC Wallet Takes Action

This summer, the Crowdstart team had a lot of fun and made many friends by selling Frozen Yoghurt at the DAHOAM Pure Tech Conference against XSC. It was a very hot day and that helped to motivate the conference participants to download the XSC Wallet, receiving XSC via airdrop and then spending these for FroYo, T-Shirts and goodie bags. Out of 1,100 visitors of the conference 1,049 paid with XSC. That we call a conversion rate!

On a more corporate event, the FI-Forum by FinanzInformatik, the IT backbone of Germany’s saving banks that represent 38% of German retail banking, the Crowdstart team provided the XSC Wallet in its white label version and enabled consulting company zeb to offer the zeb DigiTaler – a very good opportunity to bring crypto payments to the attention of FI-Forum’s 8,000 visitors.

We provide the white label version of the XSC Wallet to other corporate events and (internal) crypto payment pilots, too. Based on the experiences of these applications, we develop the XSC Wallet further, make it more stable and even more secure; e.g. the XSC Wallet will feature a KYC/AML integration, soon.

Member of the European Blockchain Association EBA

In November, we joined the European Blockchain Association EBA. This organisation synchronizes blockchain activities and projects all around Europe and is designed as a Decentralised Semi-Autonomous Organisation DSAO; i.e. a DAO based on a comprehensive governance model embodied in a legal entity, registered in Germany. EBA asked the Crowdstart team wether we couod provide Crowdstartcoins XSC as a means of payment and reward for EBA members. Since this is a perfect match – our goals are completely aligned – we agreed and donated 40% of our XSC supply to the EBA. Accoring to their givernance model, the EBA will distribute XSC to its members.

Now, that we – in partnership with the EBA – have laid the basis for a meaningful distribution of XSC, we must create the best possible trading environment for XSC: today, XSC  can be traded at EtherDelta, ForkDelta, IDEX and Radar. This is a very good start. However, many XSC holders are unfamiliar with trading at (decentralized) exchanges. Therefore, our goal for Q2/2019 is to be listed at more decentralized exchanges and at one centralized exchange.

Most exchanges require rather high listing fees that we cannot afford because we have never done an ICO and therefore we have no funding for Crowdstartcoin XSC at all. That’s why our goal is rarher challenging. We have approached several crypto exchanges and asked them wehther they would list XSC in exchange against endorsements and recommendations by the Crowdstart team and the EBA. If you are well connected with an exchange, please support us by recommending the listing of XSC! The more liquidity we create the better the result for the blockchain community – let’s aim to make XSC the currency of the blockchain community!

PS: Over the next days we will read and internalise the thinking of this working paper by Nick Gogerty. That should help 😉

Crowdstart Capital Joins European Blockchain Association – Donates Crowdstart Coins XSC

Crowdstart Capital CSC has decided to donate 40% of its total XSC crypto currency supply to the European Blockchain Association EBA. The EBA‘s mission is to empower the blockchain ecosystem by synchronizing and leveraging blockchain-related activities of European corporations, startups, venture capitalists, and scientific institutes. In this endeavor, the CSC mission is well aligned with the EBA. Therefore, CSC will provide the EBA with Crowdstart Coins in order to reward its members‘ activities with free XSC. 

The donation of XSC means a change of plans for CSC: the original plan was to implement Crowdvote, a crowd-based voting mechanism to distribute CrowdstartCoins XSC to the best blockchain projects out there.

We have experienced some major road blocks while working on the liquid voting system, mainly regarding the correctness and security of the voting mechanism. Then, we started the conversation with the newly founded European Blockchain Association that has a very similar agenda to ours regarding the question how to incentivize the blockchain community to actively and consistently add valuable code and other assets to the blockchain ecosystem.

The result of this conversation was to join forces and to provide the EBA with a major chunk of Crowdstart Coins XSC for free. The EBA will reward its members with XSC for different activities that add value to the ecosystem, e.g. adding code, participating in hackathons, organizing events, and more.

Crowdstart Capital will become an integral part of the EBA by taking over the role and function of its accelerator. The EBA has agreed upon leveraging CSC‘s startup accelerator model to promote blockchain-based startups throughout Europe. We really like the decentralized arrangement of the EBA – that should enable its members to join forces and synchronize efforts.

We think that these synergies will add value to the European blockchain ecosystem at large and we’re looking forward to working together with EBA‘s members!

The day, people started paying for frozen yogurt with crypto

8 years after Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 Bitcoins for 2 PapaJohn’s pizzas, 1,000 participants of the DAHO.AM Pure Tech Conference each paid 300 CrowdstartCoins XSC for conference T-shirts, goodie bags or frozen yogurt. 30 degrees Celsius and more made especially the frozen yohurt the most sought after food at the conference. 

Datarella supported the organizational DAHO.AM team with looking for speakers, defining workshops and also with the more nitty gritty detail of a conference. Additionally, we launched our latest blockchain product at the conference, a cryptocurrency wallet, the XSC Wallet.

When opening the XSC Wallet, each DAHO.AM visitor got 1,000 XSC that enabled her to buy a t-shirt, a goodie bag and a frozen yogurt. Due to the tough conference schedule and summery temperature, many visitors asked other visitors who weren’t interested in goodie bags, to send them their XSC enabling them to buy another froyo. Sending and receiving crypto with tye XSC Wallet proved to be so easy that even the least technically educated (their words) experienced no problem at all managing their cryptocurrency.

Some visitors were hesitant to spend their XSC in the first instance, since they belong to the #HODL group – users who don’t spend their frypto but “Hold On for Dear Life”. But, after the Crowdstart team assured them that they woult get the same amount of XSC tokens they’d spend later this week in real ERC20 XSC tokens that are tradeable on the Ethereum mainnet, they went on a shopping tour.

The fascinating result of the XSC Wallet launch was the fact that all users were completely surprised how easy it is to pay for goods and food  with crypto  in real life. The payment process is easy to understand, fast, and makes so much fun that many visitors returned several times to the Crowdstart stand only to use the XSC Wallet and pay for stuff, again. For the Datarella team, this wasn’t really a surprise, but a very nice confirmation of our strong belief that crypto will play a major role in global payments soon.

CROWDVOTE – A Community Driven Decision Making Model To Compensate Blockchain Developers

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Big news is coming up at Crowdstart: with CROWDVOTE we will provide a community driven opinion forming and decision making model that follows on the present centralized distribution model of CrowdstartCoins XSC.

Starting with our IOTA hackathon in Gdansk, in November 2017, we have distributed CrowdstartCoins XSC to over 2,000 developers who have added valuable code to the blockchain ecosystem. As promised, we at Crowdstart do not think that we are the best people to decide who is eligible to receive CrowdstartCoins XSC, but rather it should be the responsibility of the entire blockchain community to form opinions and make decisions that define the distribution of XSC.

CROWDVOTE to be launched at DAHOAM Tech Conference
We announced our plan of developing a liquid democracy model to enable that kind of a decentralized decision making process last November. Today, we are very happy to announce that we will launch the first version of CROWDVOTE at DAHOAM Tech Conference, on July, 24.

With CROWDVOTE, members of the blockchain community will be able to propose and vote for blockchain projects supporting them to receive their deserved CrowdstartCoins XSC. In the first version, there still  will be some centralized elements; e.g. there will be a set of rules that define the proposal and voting mechanism. A framework of rules has to be implemented from the start – otherwise the model would create more confusion than joy about the new decision making opportunities. Our plan, however, is to go further and also decentralise these aspects. In future versions of CROWDVOTE, the community will be able to define the rules for proposing and voting for projects by themselves.

Want to participate and help CROWDVOTE to be developed?

If you are generally interested in decentralise decision making processes and liquid democracy, please feel invited to participate and support the development of CROWDVOTE. Send us an email to crowdvote (at) crowdstart (dot) capital.

 

Phishing Attempt Using CrowdstartCoin Fake Twitter Account

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Yesterday, it was brought to our attention that someone hs been impersonating our @CrowdstartCoin Twitter account using the handle „Crowdstart_Coin“ (with an underscore).

This fake account is ha,rd to distinguish from the real one since it‘s not only using a very similar heder but has been copying some of our original tweets. This account asks you for visiting a google form on which you are asked to send Ether to a specific address.

We at CrowdstartCapital would never ask anyone to send Ether to a soecufic address. We distribute our CrowdstartCoin to developers who add valuable code to the blockchin ecosystem.

Please be careful with all things crypto – especially if someone asksyou to provide your private key or to send crypto to an address.

 

CrowdstartCoin XSC Listed On ForkDelta Crypto Exchange

With ForkDelta, another decentralised crypto exchange makes CrowdstartCoin (XSC) tradable.

ForkDelta is a fork of decentralized exchange EtherDelta with an interesting roadmap to provide an enhanced user experience.

For individual users, this is big news.  It means a much more friendly user interface, better instructions for getting started and lower fees & gas costs due to the offchain order book. Take a look at ForkDelta and then get started buying and selling your XSC!

CrowdstartCoin XSC Token Listing – No Token Sale

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There is no ICO token sale of Crowdstart Capital.

Since there are some ICO announcement sites that have not updated their information about Crowdstart Capital and CrowdstartCoin XSC, yet, here again, the update we originally published in November 2017:

In November 2107, we decided not to ICO but to distribute our CrowdstartCoins XSC to developers who add valuable code to the development of the blockchain ecosystem. We started to issue CrowdstartCoins to IOTA developers during our Gdansk hackathon in November 2017. As of today, we have issued about 500,000 CrowdstartCoins XSC to blockchain developers. You can keep track of the distribution on etherscan.

For the time being, we at Crowdstart Capital decide upon the distribution of CrowdstartCoins XSC. In the next step, we’ll use a semi-automated smart contract based process for issuing XSC. In a third phase, we will use a liquid feedback mechanism and invite blockchain community members to democratically decide upon who will be rewarded with CrowdstartCoins XSC.

Since December, CrowdstartCoins (XSC) have been listed on EtherDelta, since January on IDEX, two decentralized crypto exchanges (DEX). More exchanges will follow. You can manage CrowdstartCoins XSC with several wallets supporting the ERC20 standard, such as Lykke, myEtherWallet, or Blockwallet.

That said, there are two options to get hold of CrowdstartCoins XSC:

  • You are a developer and you feel eligible to receive XSC. Please fill out this form.
  • You visit one of the above-mentioned DEXes and trade XSC there.

We can’t predict future rates of CrowdstartCoin XSC. However, based on a very broad game-theoretical scenario, CrowdstartCoin XSc could reach a rate of somewhere between $1 – $10 in 2018.

If you have any questions regarding CrowdstartCoin XSC you may follow us on Twitter join our Slack or Telegram and we will be happy to have a conversation.

Cryptoexchange IDEX officially lists CrowdstartCoin XSC

As of 17  January 2018, CrowdstartCoin XSC is tradable on IDEX, a decentralized cryptoexchange.

We are very happy that, after EtherDelta, our blockchain incentive tokens have been officially listed on IDEX. From today, blockchain developers can even better grow the value of their own token that serves as a reward for contributing to the evolution of the blockchain ecosystem!

Don‘t waste your time, developers: Go, claim your XSC – and trade them!

Safely Manage CrowdstartCoins With Lykke Wallet

Good news for CrowdstartCoin on the last business day of the year 2017: As of today, CrowdstartCoins XSC can be safely stored in and managed with the mobile Lykke Wallet.

The Lykke Wallet is a mobile application for iOS and Android and the hub of the Lykke trading ecosystem. All assets, s.a. FX, Bitcoin, Ether, Solarcoin, etc., are traded on the open-source Lykke Exchange, with immediate settlement and margin trading at zero percent commission.

CrowdstartCoins XSC can be managed in Lykke’s private wallets, along other ERC20 tokens. We are very happy to recommend Lykke Wallet to all (potential) CrowdstartCoin holders, especially because of its impressively high usability and convincing security model. Buying crypto, for instance, is ultimately easy: just deposit Fiat money using your credit card. This process takes a minute or two, and you are ready to buy crypto.

We can‘t wait to see the first trades of CrowdstartCoins – we expect them to take place in early 2018. But for now, we are more than happy that CrowdstartCoin holders can use Lykke Wallet to safely manage their XSC!

Let‘s see what 2018 will bring!