Here are the mainnets and main platforms/dapps expected this month

Today, April 16, 2019: Tripio releasing Android Dapp

Tripio, the decentralized marketplace for rental properties, will be releasing an Android dApp today while the iOS app is expected on April 25. They will also be releasing the Korean version on the next iteration and have also scheduled the Vietnamese version.

The iOS dApp was delayed due to the Apple store audit issue. While there are other apps that can be used to book and which work on Android and iOS the different with this one is that it is built on blockchain.

Tripio also just completed working on the payment system to allow payment of property and services by ERC-20 stable tokens. In other words, users will be able to pay by stable coins when booking for rentals in 450,000 supported hotels in the world. Tripio will start the collaboration with stable coins are USDT (ERC20 version), USDC, TUSD, PAX, DAI, GUSD

Today, April 16, 2019: Switcheo atomic swap to enter beta

Switcheo, which is the first non-custodian exchange on the NEO blockchain, is still developing the Atomic Swap feature and will release a beta version today, the April 16 to mark a further milestone in developing of the cross-chain trading feature on the platform. With atomic swaps, users are able to exchange a token for another including across two different blockchains without an intermediary such as a crypto exchange.

Following this development is the launch of the first cross-chain pairing SWTH/ETH on the third week of April which is next week. It will allow the automatic swapping of Switcheo platform token based on NEO blockchain for ETH.

According to the details of the announcement, atomic swaps have been a long requested feature and development of the feature on Switcheo was delayed from Q1 to ensure they maintained a superb user experience.

Tomorrow, April 17: Airwire ($Wire) Platform Launch

Airwire, which is a token distribution system that lets clients to distribute tokens via directly through text, email, QR code, or social media, is releasing main-net tomorrow. That means users can send crypto just by knowing an individual's or group's social media username, users can send cryptocurrency in a matter of seconds. Sending does not require user to have any prior knowledge or to do any set up.

With the release of the advanced platform, AirWire community members will be able to acquire a variety of coins and tokens from crypto projects the platform has partnered with. This is possible via the Earn Portal on the platform. Users will also be able to earn Community Coin Vote as well as gain access to Android mobile app that allows the startup to combine wallet functionality with future functionality such as social media, merchant services, and a host of other consumer services.

The platform works for both individual airdrop recipients whose wallets gets populated for every different cryptocrrency a user receives, and for businesses/corporate/startups that are issuing airdrops because they can utilize the Airwire airdrop and bounty technology to distribute airdrops. Both types of users are also able to directly send crypto to one another on the platform whether it means by sending to a wallet address, sending by email to an email address, sending via text, sharing a send link with friends on Twitter through a prvate transaction, or via sharing custom created URLs that can be used on any medium.
It works on Windows, iOS and Linux.

The platform utilizes aggregated data from exchanges and social media to enhance targeted airdropping campaigns.

Tomorrow, April 17: Aergo (AERGO) to launch mainnet

Aergo, the hybrid blockchain and serverless cloud platform for commercial decentralized applications, will be releasing mainnet tomorrow. The mainnet has been in development for eight months now and will be the central hub of the Aergo platform. It allows communication between disparate side chains on the platform to allow trustless settlement and immutable data anchoring. With the mainnet, developers will be able to build new kinds of applications and services and connect their dApps and services to third parties in a manner that reduces costs and increases efficiency. The platform will host both crypto-centric decentralized as well as enterprise-IT solutions.

The platform is meant to let developers and companies to easily design, build and deploy own blockchain applications within the cloud. Developers are able to customize their blockchains and dApps on both the permissioned and permissionless chains. Developers and companies can deploy either a public chain alone or integrate it with private blockchains. The platform also features middleware layer to allow connection with legacy enterprise software.

Monday, April 29: Bitex to launch EzBitex exchange

EzBitex exchange is a decentralized exchange from Bitex and which acts as the backbone of the Bitex crypto-banking platform. It will facilitate crypto-crypto conversions, fiat-to-crypto conversion and well as fiat-to-fiat conversions on a single platform. It will also allow users to connect and third party payment gateways such as Braintree or Stripe in order to buy cryptocurrencies using credit and debit cards as well as via online banking.

It will also host various types of consumer wallets such as Payment, Trading, Staking, Loan that will be associated with consumer accounts. There also will be APIs to access EZBitex functions by third parties that want to use EZBitex as their payment platform. In addition, it will provide Bitex-branded ATMs in locations where Bitex operates, allowing use of physical and virtual BitexPay cards as well as third party “Powered by Bitex” cards. The platform will also offer business-to-business payments for goods and services with downloadable invoices and receipts for tax accounting.

Bitex is a crypto-banking services where users are able to gain access to localized governance of finances, ERC-20 compatible digital wallet and a virtual debit card for payments. It utilizes XBX token in all Bitex services.

Tuesday, April 30: Sentinel chain to release mainnet

Sentinel, which is a blockchain-based international marketplace for cross-border financial services and the world’s first platform to accept the use of livestock as collateral, will be releasing mainnet Sentinel Chain Mainnet end of this month after 9 months of development. The release of the mainnet was delayed to pave way for more time for peer-review and code audit. The platform has been on Orion testnet.

They previously launched the Orion Testnet and FarmTrek Mobile and are changing the way SENI (Sentinel Chain’s native cryptocurrency) is implemented, the design of whitelist for the cross-chain bridge as well as the addition of a toll collection contract. they are also changing the way Sentinel Chain is coupled to FarmTrek.

The utility token utility token comprises of 6 major features, Insurance, loans, collateral, crowdfunding, community projects and E-pays. Companies can publish livestock insurance on CrossPay Blockchain, based on verifiable livestock assets on CrossPay Blockchain. Local financing companies will be able to publis loan agreements on CrossPay Blockchain, hedged on livestock collateral. Local financing companies can use collateral to borrow from over-seas financing companies. They can also acquire financing through peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding platforms from overseas companies.

Overseas donors can also use the platform to fund local community projects while e-payments will be used to making of electronic payments with local merchants.

Tuesday, April 30: Quarkchain mainnet launch

Quarkchain will be launching mainnet after design, development and testing for around one year. It will be the first chain that implements state sharding technology in addition to being the only public chain to support consensus algorithms, multiple virtual machines, and multi-native tokens. The features will enhance the scalability while ensuring security and decentralization.

Hash power will be limited at the early stage of QuarkChain Mainnet. For that reason, “Guardian Plan” will be launched to protect protect all community members’ interest and guarantee the security of Mainnet with enough hash power. Mining rewards will be distributed to the “Guardian Plan” participants.

David Kariuki

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