Weekly report #6: what’s new and what’s good

Hope everyone’s been having a sweet 2020 so far. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

1. Development grant received from Binance to… keep doing what we’re doing

Our tech team has received the Binance X fellowship to keep building killer software for the world. This grant will fund the development of Portal — a completely decentralized universal bridge that will enable incognito mode for any cryptocurrency from any blockchain.

Learn more about the fellowship

Check out Portal specs

 

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HEDUS: Blockchain education for K-12 students

How important will blockchain be for Generation Z? On the one hand, many experts say we’re still years away from buying coffee with Bitcoin. On the other, China continues full steam ahead on their national cryptocurrency. While there’s still uncertainty about when blockchain will enter our daily routine, there is little doubt that it will.

The next question is, how should K-12 teachers introduce blockchain to their students in 2020?

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Incognito offers Zilliqa users with a powerful privacy solution for asset transfers and trading

3 January 2020 – Incognito, an open-source project focused on building privacy for the crypto space, has teamed up with the high-throughput, high-security blockchain protocol Zilliqa to deliver reliable privacy solutions for its users, developers and traders. Incognito is a blockchain-agnostic platform that enables complete anonymity for today’s most promising crypto assets.


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Verified Badges for Custom Privacy Coins on Incognito

Custom Privacy Coins created on the Incognito blockchain can now become verified! To receive a verification badge for your coin, complete the following steps:

  1. Issue a new privacy coin on Incognito.
  2. Fill-in required fields for verification badge
    1. Creator Name: How you choose to be identified; could be your first name, telegram/twitter handle, etc.
    2. Website: A web domain for your Privacy Coin project. (e.g. myprivatecoin.co)
    3. Email Address: An email address that matches your website. (e.g. admin@myprivatecoin.co)
  3. Email the Incognito team (go@incognito.org) with your TokenID, and make sure your TokenID is clearly posted on your website.
  4. We will review your info and respond within 2 work days.

The goal of the ‘verified’ badge is to help users find active Privacy Coins, and to make it easy for creators to promote their Privacy Coin and connect with customers. 

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Better e-commerce: anonymous payments with BUSD

Binance’s fully regulated USD stablecoin, BUSD, seamlessly integrates crypto into world commerce, loans, payments and more.

Now, BUSD holders can spend their digital dollars on Autonomous, a beloved e-commerce retailer of smart gadgets and workplace products.

It’s classic crypto-commerce… with an important twist.

In conjunction with privacy blockchain Incognito, Autonomous customers will be able to choose privacy BUSD (pBUSD) as a payment option. Any BUSD holder will be able to seamlessly convert their BUSD to pBUSD via the Incognito Wallet, to take advantage of the very first privacy-focused crypto-commerce experience.

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Binance funds development of the Incognito Portal

Incognito has been awarded the Binance X fellowship, to create “free and open-source software that will enable new innovations and businesses in the crypto economy.” Incognito will facilitate Binance’s goal of crypto adoption on a global scale by ensuring our fundamental right to privacy is protected in this borderless, digital world.  

The Binance X fellowship stipend will fund development of the Incognito Portal – a fully decentralized, universal bridge to Binance Chain and beyond. Portal will allow the user to anonymously transact any amount of BNB and BEP2 tokens without relying on a trusted third party.

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Weekly report #5: a 2019 retrospective

How has 2019 been for you? Thank you for spending a little time with us.

This year, we built a product that people use. That in itself is incredible, and a sign that maybe we’ve stumbled upon something that people really want, in an industry that sometimes feels confused.

In November 2019, Incognito said hello to the world. Since then, there have been 122,000 anonymous transactions. 1,200,000 blocks produced. 700 nodes online. 30 community-created trading pairs. 16,000 completely confidential trades.

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Speed x Privacy for Ethereum – Matic x Incognito

December 20, 2019 – Today, Matic and Incognito announce their collaboration to deliver essential functionality for Ethereum – the blockchain that powers a huge majority of all existing use-cases for the technology.

Through the use of decentralized sidechains, Matic brings speed and Incognito brings privacy. Both already running on their respective mainnets, these projects demonstrate a shared commitment to increasing real-world viability for blockchain-powered apps and currencies.

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Weekly report #4: what’s new and what’s getting bigger

Hope you’ve been having a great week. Here’s the best of the best from ours:

1. Privacy Coin awards is LIVE!

Are you creative? Issue the most innovative, widely transacted privacy coin direct from your Incognito wallet app and earn PRV rewards.

Get more details + view the current leaderboard

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