Announcing a Return to our Roots: The All-New Bitcoin Magazine

NeuCoin Launches a New Digital Currency for Online and Mobile Gaming


         NeuCoin Launches a New Digital Currency for Online and Mobile Gaming

NeuCoin, the international digital currencies project supported by three nonprofit foundations, has launched its digital currency for online games, videos and music and has already listed the coin on two exchanges with more to come.  

NeuCoin is designed for use cases such as playing freemium games online or on mobile phones without needing a wallet address or QR code – the new NeuCoin will be payable right onthe game site whether it’s on iPhone or a tablet.  

NeuCoin can also be traded and exchanged for bitcoin on Bittrex and Cryptsy exchanges and more exchanges will be carrying it in the near future.  

Dan Kaufman, NeuCoin project cofounder told Bitcoin Magazine:

“The key points, in my opinion, are that NeuCoin isn't just another blockchain – it's a whole ecosystem of services – all aimed at making crypto more accessible and getting NeuCoin into the hands of millions of mainstream users, through games, social media and strategic distribution.”

NeuCoin’s Top Priority is Online/Mobile Games  

Kaufman told Bitcoin Magazine that the project plans to focus on developing and releasing games as it’s current priority: “NeuCoin isn't just another coin – it's a whole ecosystem of consumer-facing services – all aimed at growth and acquiring lots of mainstream users from outside the crypto world. It’s about reaching new audiences in a fun way and putting crypto in the hands of millions of regular users through games and social media.”

Kaufman added:

  “Having a meaningful user base of NeuCoin-holding players will be an important leverage point as we work with leading game publishers with large existing user bases to integrate NeuCoin.”  

NeuCoin is developingtwo prototype online and mobile games (based on popular games) that will demonstrate how NeuCoin can be incorporated into the gaming experience.

“The first NeuCoin-integrated game, coming very soon, is basedon one of the most popular card games in the world and will show how to engageusers by letting them earn a few NeuCoins for playing, then using them to level up or challenge their friends. Instead of having to pay 5 bucks to buy “in-game tokens,” which is the way most games monetize, the player actually wins NeuCoins,” added Kaufman.

In addition, theproject is releasing MyNeuCoin – the new online wallet that allows users to manage their NeuCoins with just an email and password to access a “super easy, intuitive interface.”  

And NeuCoin “Growth Accounts” let users transfer their NeuCoins into long-term “savings” accounts and earn NeuCoin rewards on their deposits.

Behind the scenes, users contributing NeuCoins to a proof-of-stake mining pool, and keeping most of the rewards. “This will be the first time in the crypto-space that regularconsumers get to participate in mining. We think it will help convert casual NeuCoin users into long-term members of the NeuCoin community.“

The NueCoin website has a consumer onboarding area that introduces and explains the digital currency to new users.

NeuCoin is also partnering with major music and video content providersto develop micro-payment solutions for tipping, pay-per-view, ad-free and micro-subscriptions, with user acquisition fuelled by freemium distribution of NeuCoin.

Image  Lian Chang  / Flickr(CC)


Ten Years Later, a Reflection on Bitcoin’s Genesis and Satoshi’s Timing

Rather than focusing simply on what the genesis block is, today is a day to reflect on what the genesis block represents.

Colin Harper

Op Ed: From Gray To Black and White: Traditional Regulations Come to Crypto

For the crypto industry, recent developments — at both the federal and international levels — signal that the time for plausible deniability or unregulated freedom is coming to an end and more traditional regulations are moving to the forefront.

Courtney Rogers Perrin and Joshua Lewis

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Blowing Through Support Levels on the Way to $3,000

Bitcoin continues to tumble lower and lower as it struggles to claim any footing in the market. It’s down almost 50% in three weeks and it’s showing very little sign of stopping. It’s currently clutching onto the $3,500 values but it doesn’t look like it can hold on much longer.

Bitcoin Schmitcoin

Op Ed: SEC’s Latest Declaration Creates Legal Minefield for Digital Assets

This broad, authoritative declaration is not unexpected, as, to date, the SEC has stated that all digital assets — regardless of whether they function as alt coins or utility tokens — are securities at least initially and, thus, subject to its jurisdiction.

Huhnsik Chung and Nicholas Secara