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It has been a bit over 1 year since Augur has finished with their crowdsale of Reputation Tokens (REP) for their decentralized prediction markets platform. Augur has already sent the Reputation Tokens (REP) to everyone that participated in the crowdsale sometime today, even though their platform is not yet live (still in beta). The prediction markets platform is expected to be ready and launched probably by the end of the year, though exact date is not yet set.
The total supply of Augur Reputation Tokens (REP) is 11,000,000 REP (eleven million). The total number of token holders at the time of distribution is apparently 2516 based on unique addresses. If you have participated in the Augur crowdsale you can check if you have received your tokens successfully already.
How to check if you received your REP tokens:
1. Open https://etherscan.io/token/REP
2. In the field “Filter By Address” enter your Ethereum Wallet Address
3. You need to use the ETH Wallet address that you set in the Augur crowdsale
4. There should be a transaction and you need to check if the Value (REP) is the right one
5. Do note that if you have not participated in the crowdsale last year no REP tokens will be shown
The Augur REP tokens however will be available for trading on exchanges even before the official launch of the platform and there are already announcements from exchanges that they will be supporting REP token trading. The first exchange to announce Augur REP token support is apparently Kraken. The exchange is introducing the following trading pairs for Augur Reputation Tokens (REP): REP/XBT, REP/ETH, REP/EUR, REP/USD, REP/CAD and REP/JPY, though we are probably also going to soon see more exchanges. If you have missed the crowdsale of REP tokens last year now could be your chance to get some by trading them on exchanges. The expectations from the Augur platform are pretty high already, and the amount of money that users invested in the project during the crowdsale phase was tremendous…
The LBRY Project and the LBRY Credits (LBC) crypto token used by it is reaching an important milestone for the miners and this is a moment when you might want to pay attention to. The block reward when mining LBRY Credits was constantly increasing in size from 1 to the maximum of 500 LBC over the course of a few months and the reward schedule is such that after peaking at 500 LBC the block reward will start to decrease. This is a good opportunity to catch the peak and mine some coins, especially if you are using Nvidia GPUs where you should give a try of the latest ccMiner from tpruvot. Do note that the project is still in invite mode beta, but there is no problem for you to mine LBC tokens and even trade them on the open market, alternatively you can just buy some of course.
Earlier this month the project has received some serious funding from a venture capital and that is here to show that the potential for LBRY is there and it is really promising idea that only needs to get implemented properly to really have a serious effect on the status quo. If that will happen is yet to be seen, but the project developers promise to open up the beta app by the end of this year (still in invite only mode) – and going to full product release in 2017. The blockchain-based decentralized content-sharing platform geared towards content creators (filmmakers, musicians, writers, or software developers) who want to have full control over their own work that LBRY promises can be a game changer, so make sure you don’t miss the train on this one. Again, there are no guarantees, but the potential is there, so why not give it a try and see for yourself.
In the last few days Siacoin (SC) mining has been picking up with the release of the first public mining pools as prior that only solo mining was possible. The profitability for mining Siacoin and then selling immediately is quite good, so some miners have moved away from mining Ethereum and other altcoins to check out SIA. To get a better idea on what profit you can expect mining Siacoin you can use the simple Siacoin Mining Calculator, all you have to do is enter your hashrate, we would recommend using the Siacoin Go pool miner for AMD and Nvidia GPUs and below you can find some benchmarks for the expected hashrate from various AMD and Nvidia GPUs using the miner (non overclocked):
Siacoin Go Pool miner hashrate:
– GTX 1080 – 1945 MHS
– GTX 1070 – 1466 MHS
– GTX 980 Ti – 1220 MHS
– GTX 970 – 803 MHS
– GTX 950 – 385 MHS
– GTX 750 Ti – 301 MHS
– RX 480 – 872 MHS
– R9 280X – 849 MHS
– R9 290x – 1116 MHS
There are already two public mining pools available – Siamining (Pay Per Share) and Sia Nanopool (PPLNS) that you might want to check out. There are also a couple of different miners, but the best one for the moment seems to be the Siacoin Go pool miner that uses OpenCL, but works on both ADM and Nvidia GPUs. Do note that what makes Siacoin even more attractive not just to mine and sell your coins, but to keep them is that there is a decentralized storage service that actual already relies on these crypto tokens to operate.