Telegram Collected Pre-ICO Orders of $ 3,8 Billion 541

According to the newspaper Vedomosti, the collection of orders on pre-ICO of  blockchain platform messenger Telegram has finished. The amount of investments developers planned to attract during the pre-ICO was $ 500 million. Later some media reported that the investment cap was increased up to $ 850 million.

However, the total amount of investments collected was published thanks to the sources of the newspaper Vedomosti  – $ 3,8 billion, that actually exceeds the minimum amount of investments that founders planned to collect during the whole ICO – $ 3 to 5 billion. The Coin Shark has already mentioned that, according to the experts, Telegram ICO is the largest current initial coin offering.  

Pre-ICO payments confirmed by Telegram representatives must be made before February, 1st. The minimum investment, according to different media, is $10-20 million. It is also an information that the minimum investment is calculated upon a mutual agreement of the parties.

Besides the information appeared that Telegram started refusing some investors because of such enormous popularity that the ICO of this blockchain project has been gaining.


TOP 5 ICOs in September Worth Your Attention 206

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The last days of summer do not make investors upset, since new ICO project arise on the crypto horizon which plan to become a real breakthrough of this autumn. This is what The Coin Shark’s regular compilation is going to be about.

1. Cyber Capital Invest (from September 3 till September 17)

Cyber Capital Invest is a Cryptocurrency Investment Fund where professional traders guarantee you profit.

Cyber Capital Invest aims to help people who would like to trade on the cryptocurrency market but due to a lack of experience or skills, do not know how to get started.

Cyber Capital Invest also aims to help skillful traders who do not have access to large asset portfolios. Cyber Capital Invest will thoroughly select strong crypto traders to give them this opportunity.

CCI is a Profit Share Token which allows you to receive weekly profit from the consistently growing Trading Capital.

About the project:

2. EMMARES (from May 5 till September 30)

EMMARES was recognized by our magazine as a top project already in the past – in their presale phase in April. We compared joining EMMARES to investing into Google in early days. And in the meantime the team has progressed greatly. They released a fully functional MVP and the platform is alive. The only system for organic growth of interested recipients in email marketing is born. And EMMARES is surely one of the most marketable projects in Crypto space, solving real-life problems of wide usage, with the impact on our online lives with global reputation. And through that reputation the system will result in a better online content and less spam.

With great and experienced team and published full functional MVP they proved that the system is reality.

Therefore, we choose EMMARES as a top project of August 2018 and we are sure, that EMMARES will become the ultimate tool for all of us.

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3. Papa Carlo (from September 1 till September 30)

First world’s multi-mining system for SHA-256 and SCRYPT, able to mine more than 14 cryptocurrencies.

Multi-miner Papa Carlo with the high productivity is manufactured with the capacity of Samsung Foudry. It is silent because of water cooling system, more efficient than ever because of its core – an ASIC chip with 7nm process. The basis for the miner is a multifunctional crystal that houses 3 types of logical cores. 2 of them allows mining of more than 14 cryptocurrencies easily switching between them, and the Cortex M4 core is used in a variety of devices such as IoT, Wi-Fi, BLE, etc.

About the project:

4. AgroTechFarm (private sale till December 31)

AgroTechFarm is the revolutionary fully automated intelligent appliance powered by blockchain and patented technology for the industrial and industrial cultivation of popular and unique species of various types of greens, vegetables and fruit all year round and regardless of climate conditions. Our mission is to supply the world with 100% healthy food through the use of the latest technology and blockchain.

AgroTechFarm is a device for growing natural food. ATF will provide you with fresh organic vegetables, berries, and greens throughout the year, without chemicals, and regardless of your climate conditions.

The AgroTechFarm company that has been developing pioneering agricultural technologies since 2012, announces its ICO to quickly scale the product and go global. The device will be launched in production this year, regardless of the ICO results.

About the project:

5. Agate (from August 21 till November 15)

Agate is the world’s most comprehensive decentralized blockchain platform for instant payment without volatility risk to mainstream crypto adoption.

AgateChain is a complete set of a decentralised blockchain, with two mobile apps, a fiat pegged ecosystem, an API Suite, plug-ins, add-ons and a physical POS terminal and operating with multi coin mechanism and works as a comprehensive crypto infrastructure for everyday banking and a gateway to connect millions of developers, users, and in-store and online merchants to the cryptoeconomy. It consists of several modules and objects, all fueled by AGT token that has over ten sustainable utilisation and revenue streams. Most of its modules are already built and working or have Beta versions and will complete shortly after ICO.

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The Co-Founder of Apple Announced the Launch of His Own Blockchain-Based Project 213

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Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, took part in an exclusive interview at the conference ChainXchange and talked about his attitude towards Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general and also shared his plans for the blockchain technology:

I like to keep up with things… Bitcoin caught my attention. It had so many unusual aspects for any technology I had ever heard of. Nobody is really known to be the creator. It doesn’t have any centralized [component]. It’s based on mathematics. There’s a certain number of Bitcoin that can ever exist… Mathematics to me is like nature. It’s much better than human beings… I trust those things of nature more than what man makes up. Man makes up currencies, controls them, issues new US dollars every year; Bitcoin was immune to that.

We want to point out that the famous American inventor, electronic engineer and programmer was not particularly interested in the subject of cryptocurrency in the fall of 2017 and even sold all his Bitcoins. Back then he found that cryptocurrencies only brought “anxiety”, but now, he seems to have learnt more things about the advantage of the blockchain technology:

At first I kept hearing [about blockchain], and I didn’t understand it. It’s not something you understand in a day. You think about it, read more about it and how it works, and then you see how people actually start to use it, through the mining process and also the verification and, aha! It all adds up!” said Wozniak.

After that, the co-founder of Apple made a sensational statement: he himself is going to start working with blockchain. According to him, this will happen “very soon”, the project is likely to be launched in Malta:

I’m involved with, very soon, my first time being involved in a blockchain company. [It’s] called Equi… Our approach is not like a new currency, or something phony where an event will make it go up in value. It’s a share of stock, in a company. This company is doing investment by investors with huge track records in good investments in things like apartment buildings in Dubai. We have one person in our group who has listed out a whole apartment building for Bitcoin… We might be starting up in Malta around the time of their blockchain conference. Some countries are very positive about [blockchain]the same way they were about electric vehicles.

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Õpet Foundation Will Make Education Accessible and Effective for Everybody Everywhere 509

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What is Õpet Foundation?

Õpet Foundation is a project based in Singapore which specializes in the field of education which is undoubtedly one of the major areas of human life. It brings such innovative technologies as blockchain, chatbots, machine learning and artificial intelligence in order to store and organize data, solve major problems in this sphere and, most importantly, help student receive knowledge in the easiest and most efficient way possible. Õpet Foundation will help high school students with affordable exam preparation and especially those ready to enter college. This project will change education for the better and advance global education inclusion!

What problems does Õpet Foundation intend to solve?

  • Lack of assistance. Imagine a high school graduate: a confused teenager about to make one of the most important choices of his/her life. Õpet provides high-quality guidance for those graduating from school, with constructive college-counselling and AI recommended global opportunities tailored to the teenager’s preference, personality profiles, academic and extracurricular inclinations.
  • Expensive tutors. A high school senior will be facing graduation exams and/or entrance exams to college at some point. Nowadays, tutors charge ridiculous money and sometimes do not even prepare the kid for exams. Using AI and machine learning, preloading exam-prep revision delivered through chatbots, Õpet makes pre-exam prep available and affordable for everybody.
  • “Onerous” admission process. Õpet is using distributed ledger technology to make admission transparent, quick and student-friendly.  The student just need to provide a private hashkey to the college (s)he applies to, and the institutional admission office unlocks the data with the token – voila!
  • Lack of security and inequality of access. Getting enrolled in college is quite an endeavour. There are often third parties involved such as expensive placement agents which cannot be trusted, and overall education is full of corruption, where they write essays on ill-qualified students’ behalf and forged testimonies. Blockchain will help to level the inequality, while advancing our vision of enabling the equality of opportunities.
  • Corruption in Edu-related philanthropy.  Õpet’s platform will help empower a new form of edu-related philanthropy, blending full transparency without leakage – where donors can purchase tokens from independent crypto-exchange, and transfer directly to beneficiaries without leakage and with access to their app-usage pattern and academic + extra-curricular progress for subsequent sponsorships!

Cool features of Õpet Foundation

  • an online personal recommender
  • an AI tutor
  • career counseling
  • simplified enrolling process
  • a mobile app chatbot
  • partnership with the University of Cambridge
  • a creative and experienced team
  • huge market potential

ICO details

The intra-platform currency is called OPET token. Its main ICO stage is going to start on the 1st of October, 2018 and will last until the end of the year. The price of 1 token is 0.002 ETH. The project has a soft cap of 10 thousand ETH and a hard cap of 60 thousand ETH. Early investors will enjoy an abundance of bonuses during all stages of the token sale.

If you want to find more info on Õpet Foundation or join its ICO, please, join the official website:

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What Does John McAfee Have to Say About Bitfi, His Future Projects and Crypto in General? 514

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John McAfee is a very eccentric but still popular crypto personality. His every action and word instantly draws attention. Thus, we absolutely could not miss an interview that he gave to ETHNews discussing a couple of important issues.

Firstly, McAfee addressed the infamous story with Bitfi which we have thoroughly covered on our news portal. Many people were confused by McAfee’s behavior, thinking that he lied to all of his followers and customers. However, the “accused one” had an explanation for that:

My job is to market this thing [Bitfi]. How better to market it than to create a controversy?

Basically, McAfee admitted that he intentionally started all this drama with Bitfi to attract more attention to his wallet.

The crypto enthusiast also talked about a new big project – his own version of the CoinMarketCap, called McAfee Market Cap, and the further development of a decentralized crypto exchange. Though the program was launched, the developers had to take it down to introduce some upgrades and improvements.

Of course, the topic of possible running for presidency was not left out of the conversation. Here McAfee claimed that he is not interested in being the US President, he only intends to run for the post. According to him:

The act of finding and creating the president – that’s what changes America. So I want to be involved in that.

Overall, McAfee is very satisfied with everything he’s currently doing and the influence that he has on the financial world. He even modestly called himself “one of the premier technologists of this world”. However, only the time will show whether his ambitious plans will come true.

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AgroTechFarm – the Global Eco Blockchain System 1396

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AgroTechFarm is the revolutionary fully automated intelligent appliance powered by blockchain and patented technology for the industrial cultivation of popular and unique species of various types of greens, vegetables and fruit all year round and regardless of climate conditions.

One of the most important objectives of this project is to supply the world with 100% healthy food through the use of the latest technology.

What are the main benefits?

  • 100% Natural food
  • No chemicals and other impurities
  • Patented technology & blockchain
  • 99% predictable harvest volume
  • Stable plan for your business
  • Availability of your favorite food anywhere and at anytime
  • Easily accessible i-App  
  • Ready-to-use analysis and digitization of the growth conditions of any species from the list of cultivated
  • Reduction of the environmental harm

How is ATF going to do it?

The ATF technology combines hydroponics (water), aeroponics (wind), heating and controlled light (sun) to imitate the perfect climatic conditions for the growth of plants. There are only two resources required to have fresh, organic food all year round: water and electricity. By leveraging the combination of technologies, ATF achieves a 30% quicker growth without the use of chemicals or other unhealthy practices.

The process is fully automated: you simply add seeds (like filling coffee beans in a coffee machine), nutrient solutions (similarly to adding laundry liquid in a washing machine) and get the crops in when the time comes.

Who can use it?  

Anyone. The solutions that this project offers are suitable for private, commercial and industrial use. Depending on your preferences and needs, you can install them at home if it’s for personal use or open farms and grow your natural and healthy food all year round.

What’s the deal with Blockchain?

With an introduction of blockchain, ATF will be able to keep the record of all conditions of each plant such as: origin, whether some growing procedures were different in comparison with the recommended ones etc.

Imagine a situation where some farmer decides to deceive his customers and manipulate with the growing process by adding pesticides. With a blockchain technology, all procedures will be recorded in a safe place whereby any change will be visible to everyone.

How can I join the project?

Currently ATF is holding a Private Sale. One of the features the project can offer to its investors is a 20% bonus with a purchase of Tokens. Apart from Tokens, there is a high interest from private investors. In particular, ATF is already working with accredited investors from USA and Asia.

In every scenario, ATF welcomes everyone to contact them and ask any specific question in detail regarding the participation in the projects and conditions. The team will be more than glad to explain everything thoroughly and guide personally through every step in order to start living a healthy life.

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Buterin, Winklevoss and Others: The Future of the Digital Currency World According to Major Crypto Personalities 1472

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The crypto world has entered the new stage of its development, it has always been volatile, but these couple of weeks have been absolutely crazy: coins are jumping up and down, Bitcoin ETF is on its way, blockchain is taking over the world.

No doubt, crypto specialists and financial experts have a lot to say. Today we came up with a compilation of sayings from the stars of the cryptocurrency universe that we found particularly interesting and important.

The CEO of the crypto exchange Gemini, Tyler Winklevoss believes that the acceptance of cryptocurrency in the world as a means of payment equal to fiat will not happen in the next couple of years:

The vast majority of Wall Street firms are still not participating in the cryptocurrency market, which remains primarily a retail-driven market. This will change over time, but it will take time.

Pantera Capital’s CEO is way more optimistic on this issue. He sees great potential in the blockchain technology, and digital coins, according to him, are “superior form of currency.

Ethereum’s founder Vitalik Buterin wants cryptocurrencies to become more user-friendly and common in the everyday life. He also thinks it may become possible only in case the proper regulatory framework for crypto is developed by the state governments.

I want to be able to walk into a convenience store, get a card and pay a small fee to start using Bitcoin Cash,” he said.

The last, but certainly not least, is the CEO of BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, who has some serious doubts concerning Ethereum. According to his calculations, the price of the world’s #2 coin will drop lower than $100.

It is this moment,” he added, “that Ether goes from a 3-digit to a 2-digit shitcoin.

Although we are sure that experts know what they are talking about, the crypto world is way too unpredictable. We can only wait and see whether the abovementioned predictions turn out to be true or not.

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