Dagcoin and the future of currencies
We believe that cryptocurrencies are here to be a step up from regular money. This means improving the speed of transactions while reducing the cost, giving access to money to more people with lesser restrictions and limitations, giving more freedom to transact. And at the same time preventing fraud and illegal activities. Dagcoin was created to fulfil all of these criterias – to become a digital version of money that people can use all around the world.
Near-zero transaction fees
Fixed transparent transaction fee without any hidden fees or exchange rates. Does not matter whether sending 10 or 10 000 dags, the cost will always be around 0.0005 dagcoins.
Almost instant transactions
Regular transactions can take weeks or days, several cryptocurrencies can take hours or tens of minutes. Dagcoin transactions are fully completed within 30 seconds on average.
Freedom to transact
People around the world have the freedom to make fast and cost-effective transactions with their Dagcoin wallets. No limits, no restrictions. You have control over your money.
Dagcoin has been granted government licenses for cryptocurrency and is strictly following KYC and AML laws to reduce illegal or criminal transactions of the financial world.
Find merchants all around the world
Dagcoin is meant for using. Everything you do with regular currency, you will be able to do with dagcoins. This includes getting paid, going shopping, exchanging, taking loans, paying for services, travelling, and almost everything else that comes to your mind.
500 000+ members
The Dagcoin community is growing rapidly all around the world. Instead of creating a group of speculating traders who are chasing the price movement, we are building an educated community of cryptocurrency supporters who understand the long-term vision and are passionate about the true value of cryptos – the reasons they were created and how people worldwide can benefit.
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Quick specs and the whitepaper
|Transaction fee:||Around 0.0005 DAG|
|Avg transaction time:||30 seconds on average|
|Total distribution:||9 000 000 000 dags|
|Coin distribution:||5% – team, founders, advisors 95% – community|
|Distributed coins:||~2,951B dags (0.45B + ~2.5B)|
|Market cap:||1 722 500 000 €|
|Available in (exchange)||SwipeX|
The 3-step strategy for growth
Create an ecosystem
The biggest innovators are flexible and can adapt to changes faster than the industry giants. It takes a while for the biggest companies to start accepting cryptocurrency. The best way to start is by creating an ecosystem and build the main products and services ourselves.
Build the community
Once the ecosystem has been developed, we will grow the community and integrate the products and services into our everyday lives. A currency becomes strong once people and businesses start trusting and using it. We can show the world how cryptocurrency is truly meant to be used.
Scale & co-operate
Scaling the community to millions of people assures that the ecosystem is working and gives insight for perfecting the products. This is required in order to begin cooperating with the biggest brands in the world, eventually leading to mass adoption.
Why Cryptocurrency Access Matters
Many of us use cash, debit cards, and credit cards for everyday transactions. You may be wondering what could cryptocurrency really offer me that these options cannot? Maybe you or someone you know has been a victim of identity theft? Maybe you are fed up with how long bank transfers take to arrive or the high fees? Cryptocurrencies offer solutions to these and many other issues. But what about if you don’t have a bank account, debit card or credit card. This is much more common than you can imagine. In fact, over 2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to a bank account or simple banking services and are restricted to using only cash. For these people, cryptocurrencies provide their first step into banking and a world of possibilities that they have never had access to before, and it’s incredible! Let’s find out how using cryptocurrencies could improve your life… Benefits in the Developed World The biggest benefit for most people with cryptocurrencies compared to regular currencies is speed. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, what the time of day it is, or the day of the week. A transfer will always take just seconds or minutes (depending on the currency and technology it is built on). For example, a Bitcoin transaction on average can take more than 10-20 minutes, while a Dagcoin transaction takes just 10-30 seconds. If you use a regular bank account to transfer money to another person who uses the same bank, in the same country, it will take minutes. But when you start to send this to someone using another bank or internationally, this timeframe becomes hours and days respectively. Not only do cryptocurrencies bring added speed, they also bring lower fees. Regular banks tend to charge you between 0.5% and 5% to transfer money to another account, along with a one-time transaction fee. With cryptocurrencies, these charges vary between 0.1% and 1% and with no added fees. These speed improvements and lower costs do not just make a big impact on us as individuals when sending money, but also on businesses. Imagine going from paying 5% in fees when buying your stock, to paying just 0.1%. This could be the difference between a profit and a loss, giving workers a raise, or even lowering the price of products for consumers. A little difference really goes a long way! Benefits in the Developing World For those living in the developing world access to regular banking is incredibly difficult. If people can get over the geographical barriers that may prevent them from getting to their nearest bank. They are often met with rejection. But why would a bank reject someone? Simply, the poorest 2.5 billion people on the planet are not seen as profitable customers. When their earnings are in the region of 1-2 dollars a day and their transfers are in the cents, banks are losing money from these people as the cost of providing services to them is more than the money they can earn from the accounts. Cryptocurrencies do not have any such restrictions. All you need is a smartphone and an internet connection - and you are good to go. Imagine finally having a safe and secure place to store your money. You no longer have to hide your savings in cash at home or worry about theft. Saving cash is also not a good idea as cash depreciates in value over time. Cryptocurrencies offer not just a safe place to store money, but a great investment to earn more. Only being able to use cash is also very limiting because it means you can only buy or sell products or services in your local area. Using cryptocurrencies changes everything. Suddenly you have access to anything, anywhere in the world. And it is not just what you can buy, it is what you can sell. Imagine being a maker of ceramic pots who only sell these for cash at the local market. Accepting cryptocurrencies gives people the chance to sell their products nationally and internationally online, expanding their business and improving their lives. The Dagcoin Solution Dagcoin has been made to be used and not traded like other cryptocurrencies. This is why it is not available on any trading platform. This focus on usability means that it is one of the fastest cryptocurrencies around, with transactions taking just 10 seconds. It is also one of the cheapest too. Blockchain currencies like Bitcoin ask users to confirm each-others transactions. For confirming these transactions users are rewarded with a small amount of the currency in return. This process is commonly known as mining. Dagcoin is based on Dagchain technology which does not require mining and is therefore much cheaper. Not only has Dagcoin been made to be both faster and cheaper, it has also been made to be used. As well as creating the coin, the developers of the currency have also created a free suite of software that makes it easy for businesses to start accepting Dagcoin payments, whether that is online, in a shop or via invoice. And it doesn’t stop there. All businesses who accept Dagcoin have the chance to be on the Dagcoin merchant portal, where all users (currently over 600,000 people) of the currency have a chance to find them and buy their products. The last and probably best possibility for those in the developing world is a transaction history. This is just like a bank statement. Having a record of incomings and outgoings finally gives people a chance to apply for credit, something impossible when all you use is cash. In conclusion... Cryptocurrencies offer people all around the world access to a faster, cheaper and simpler form of money. Current banking services are slow and expensive. In today’s world, no individual or business wants to wait up to 5 business days to receive an international transfer or pay 5% or more in fees. Cryptocurrencies cut this waiting time to seconds or minutes at most and, on top of that, for just a fraction of the cost – less than 1%. The cost of current banking services makes it impossible for the poorest 2.5 billion people in the world to open a bank account, as they are not seen as profitable. Cryptocurrencies do not have the same aim to make a profit. For this reason, anyone with a smartphone and internet access can use them. Cryptocurrencies provide these people with a safe place to store their money and the opportunity to buy and sell goods internationally. Something that is just not possible when all you have is cash.
Hackers Turn In $260m in Stolen Crypto Back to Platform
The hackers behind one of the largest crypto-heists ever carried out have returned over one-third of the stolen assets to the original platform, in an unprecedented move. On Twitter, Poly Network, the peer-to-peer trading platform at the centre of the incident, announced that the criminals had bizarrely returned $260m of the total amount procured back to the company, but that a whopping $353m in digital coins still has yet to see its way back into rightful hands. Poly Network, which allows the trading of various different blockchain-based digital currencies had threatened the hacking group with strict legal action if the sum in its totality was not sent back, however, many viewed this as an exercise in futility due to the black hat collective’s relative anonymity, as well as the difficulty, if not impossibility, of tracing blockchain-based currency transfers to specific individuals. According to some sources, the vulnerability that the hackers took advantage of may have been based around Poly Network’s digital contracts. Elliptic co-founder, Tom Robinson, chimed in on why the criminals may have decided to return these assets, claiming it was likely due to the extreme difficulty of converting the assets to fiat while maintaining anonymity. "Even if you can steal crypto assets, laundering them and cashing out is extremely difficult, due to the transparency of the blockchain and the broad use of blockchain analytics by financial institutions(...)"
How Dagmarket Escrow Deal Makes Transactions More Secure
Whether you’re a buyer or seller, it’s natural to be concerned with your money being safely transferred when it comes to online transactions. This is why we’ve introduced a brand new system to the Dagmarket platform — Escrow Deals. If you haven’t hopped onto Dagmarket yet, think of it as your traditional online marketplace, but for any item you can imagine. That means physical electronics, clothing, software, artwork, or even a vehicle! However, as you may have figured out by now, Dagmarket differs from any other marketplace due to every transaction being carried out with dagcoins. If you’ve been sitting on your dagcoins for a while, and are itching to spend them, it’s the ideal place to splurge! What on earth is ‘escrow’? Just in case you haven’t used an escrow system before, it essentially functions as an intermediary safe-box for your currency. Once a product has successfully been delivered to the satisfaction of both parties involved, the payment is released from escrow to the seller. Pretty simple! But how does this work on Dagmarket? If an Escrow Deal is initiated, upon payment, the dagcoins are securely held for a period that both parties agree on. After this is confirmed, the process continues completely as normal with the seller delivering the product. If the buyer is happy with the product and has received it as advertised, they’re given the ability to release the dagcoins from escrow to the seller. If the escrow window passes with no confirmation from the buyer, the purchase will be assumed to be successful, and the coins will be released to the seller. If however, the buyer identifies an issue with the purchase before the escrow window is closed, they may open a dispute at which point the Dagmarket team comes to the rescue to resolve the issue. We’re sure that our new Escrow Deal is going to give you peace of mind when using Dagmarket — it couldn’t be easier, or safer. Happy shopping!
Coinbase Generates $1.9B in Transaction Revenue
The largest crypto trading platform in the United States, Coinbase, has raked in almost 2 billion USD in Q2, shattering estimates. Previously, the platform was expected to turnover 1.57 billion in transaction revenue, however, following growth to 8.8 million monthly transacting users (MTUs), the exchange’s earnings shot up dramatically. This upward momentum was also due in part to the fact that over 9,000 financial institutions are now utilising Coinbase for the purposes of creating their own crypto products. The exchange also named several of its new partners in the most recent report, including (but not limited to) PNC Bank, WisdomTree Investments, SpaceX, Elon Musk, and Tesla. However, it wasn’t all good news, with July’s MTUs seeing a small drop-off, and the platform warning that Q3 is projected to show further contraction. The report went on to state: “However, the crypto industry continues to evolve rapidly and we anticipate volatility in our industry will persist in the near term resulting in unpredictable quarterly financial results. We are no stranger to a fast pace of innovation and volatility, and we remain focused on long-term execution throughout crypto price cycles.” As to be expected, in the wake of this, Coinbase shares immediately followed suit, and also shot up in the hours following the report’s release, now sitting at around 7% above their reference price of $250, but still 30% down from their opening trade price. Considering the massive volatility that some larger cryptocurrencies have seen in the past few months, and the fear instilled in many newbie traders as result, what Q3 truly holds in store for the platform is anyone’s guess
What People Get Wrong About Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies have yielded countless technological advancements, with fraud and identity theft prevention being just one — something that abounds when it comes to traditional banks and fiat currencies. Fraud is so prevalent in these sectors, that it’s estimated that businesses lose somewhere in the region of 5% of their total revenue to fraudsters each year, and over 16 million people annually fall victim to identity theft in the United States alone. However, these problems are almost totally eradicated by blockchain and DAG-chain technologies. With a regular bank account, the bank will hold all your personal and banking information and provides you with a card to spend and withdraw cash. So what’s the solution here? Fortunately, blockchain, DAG-chain, and other analogues almost eradicate these problems entirely. If you’re unsure as to how, consider your standard brick-and-mortar bank. The bank holds all your personal and banking data, then provides you with a method of spending your capital. All of this can be compromised through hacking, mail interception etc. With cryptocurrencies, only you, the user, has access to owned currency and personal information, none of which is disclosed when making a transaction. With external bodies cut out of the equation, the issue of fraud is almost eliminated. While this is one of the reasons many champion cryptocurrencies, a great amount of trepidation is felt by those who may have fallen prey to some commonly shared misconceptions around them. Let’s dive in. Where Perception Currently Lies It is very fair to say that over the last 10 years people have become increasingly aware of cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin. However, often for all the wrong reasons. Hardly a day goes by without a news story or criminal conviction regarding the use of cryptocurrencies to buy or sell illegal items on the dark web, such as the story regarding 2 businessmen who were using their own online cryptocurrency exchange business to launder the proceeds of marijuana sold on the dark web. However, these are not the only negative stories seen by the public. Go back just two years to the euphoria that was being placed around Bitcoin and its ever-increasing price and the huge amounts of money that could be made by investing. Sadly, we all know how this ended. Despite reaching a high of almost $20,000 on the 17th of December 2017, just 5 days later, the price of Bitcoin had fallen to a little over $13,000. This tumbling price generated mass panic and sales of the coin, sending the price tumbling yet further, all the way to $6000 by the start of February – just 5 weeks later. Leading ultimately to many of those new investors losing money, some, their entire life savings. And in that comes the majority of people’s views about cryptocurrencies in general - their instability. It is this instability that draws in traders - people trying to profit from the fluctuations in the prices of these coins. Large coins like Bitcoin can go up or down many hundreds of dollars each day, and smaller altcoins potentially 100’s of percent. So, what we have is a mass public who see cryptocurrencies as being used by those trying to avoid the law and by traders to make a fast buck. All leading people a long way from the original intention of these coins, to be… Money of the Future We mentioned above the increased security benefits that cryptocurrencies bring for their users, but that is not all. In one of our last posts (Helping you get a Credit History), we wrote how the poorest 2 billion people in the world are unable to open a bank account because the banks simply do not see them as profitable. Cryptocurrencies give anyone with a smartphone the chance to use them. Giving people their first alternative to cash, and a safe place to store, save and spend their money. And, in the process, create a credit history that they can use to borrow if they wish. Providing billions of people with an opportunity to improve their lives without restrictions. Because banks ultimately seek profits, this also makes them expensive to use. The cost of making a bank transfer can be anywhere from 1-5% along with a separate transaction fee. Cryptocurrency transactions cost anywhere from 0.1-1.5%, with no added fee. This means that people could save almost 5% per transaction. No small chunk of change! We mentioned earlier how fraud costs businesses 5% of their total revenues, when you add the cost savings of using crypto (another 5%), a business in a loss (perhaps on the verge of bankruptcy or layoffs) could suddenly break even or make a profit. And, for those companies already in profit, could result in better wages for employees and/or cheaper products for us – the end consumers. These reasons for using cryptos are fantastic, and there are a whole host more. To read more about the benefits of using cryptocurrencies click here. Dagcoin takes this aim of a better form of currency and makes it a reality by removing the current fears held by the public. The volatility in prices caused by trading is removed simply by not making Dagcoin available on any trading platform - making it impossible to trade the coin. In turn, by making all transactions visible on its ledger it is much harder for criminals to hide their illegal activities and profits than any other cryptocurrency. Conclusion Cryptocurrencies bring with them many great technological advancements. However, these are all too often lost due to the misconceptions created by the media. For the general public, their knowledge of cryptocurrencies revolves largely around the instability of prices, the huge gains or losses that could be made by trading or investing, and the convictions of those who are using them illegally to avoid detection when conducting criminal activities. However, cryptocurrencies: — Provide a safer and more secure place to store and spend your money than traditional methods, freeing you from the stresses and worry of fraud and theft — Cut the costs of transfers dramatically, and slice down transfer times from days (at worst) to mere seconds (when it comes to Dagchain currencies). — Allows those blockaded from building a credit history by banks the opportunity to take control of their financial lives and do just that. The list goes on, and while we could sit here all day discussing it, one thing is amply clear — cryptocurrencies are the future, and thankfully, they’re here to stay.
Jamaica Mints First Round of CBDCs
Following the announcement of an intended pilot program slated for May 2021, Jamaica’s Central Bank has now minted its first batch of the nation’s new official digital currency. The pilot program, set to run until December this year, will feature the issue of J$230,000,000 (equivalent to around 1,500,00 USD at the time of writing) for deposit-taking institutions and authorised payment service providers. Over a year in the making, the Jamaican government had been working closely with Ireland-based technology firm eCurrency Mint on the project since early 2020. The primary impetus behind this move was to transition Jamaica to a digital economy as swiftly as possible in wake of the damage caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a formal ceremony conducted in August, Jamaican Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, emphasised the rapid pace at which the digital currency program had progressed, and promised that a legislative amendment to accompany it would be put in place before the end of the current fiscal year. Following the ceremony, Clarke stated on Twitter: “CBDC offers a more secure, more efficient form of currency that offers the potential of significantly broadening financial inclusion. Along with national identification, the CBDC will form the foundation of the digital transformation of our society(...)” Praise was also given by eCurrency CEO, Jonathan Dharmapalan, hailing Jamaica’s CBDC project as the fastest in the world due to the pace of the rollout.
How Does Crypto Keep Your Financial Info Safe?
In today’s world, based on the way things are, keeping your personal and financial information safe when roaming the Internet is crucially important. You know that, and we know that. But the thing is, despite this being a relative no-brainer, it’s still a major stumbling block for a lot of people. The reason is likely that it doesn’t really feel that dangerous. Not everyone’s info gets compromised, and we might not even know anyone from our close social circle whose data has ever been under attack. But then it happens. Then it turns out that it’s more frequent than it is rare. There’s a lot of data about us, and everyone else, that’s stored on this ‘imaginary’ cloud. At the end of the day, we all want to feel secure in this bizarre new reality that’s offering so much yet keeping us on our toes at the same time. Down below is a vivid example of the level of security cryptocurrency provides in contrast to credit card payments. Let’s dive in. A true story of safety Let’s say you’re out shopping. You’re purchasing something extraordinary and hand over your credit card to the merchant. At that moment they (the businesses) are provided with access to the full credit line (even when the amounts are small) of your card. As a process, it means that the store “pulls” the designated amount from your account, into their account. The point is that by using this method, the merchant has access to your credit card information, which also means others have access to your private information. Enter the hero. Cryptocurrency works in a completely different way: you as an owner of digital money “push” a certain amount of coins to the merchant or recipient. No extra information whatsoever is used or needed. Therefore, no access to the credit line is needed, and no information can be stolen. It guarantees complete privacy of your sensitive data. Your online identity is protected. Your funds are safe. To break it down: when you use a credit or debit card to make a purchase (especially online), you provide the vendor information that third parties could theoretically steal. It happens all the time. More and more so, sadly, as technology keeps advancing. This means if your financial information gets stolen from the vendor, your money is at risk. Be ahead of the curve. Be safe Cryptocurrency transactions are unique each time. This applies even when the parties involved are the same (let’s say you buy stuff from the same merchants over and over again). But how, you may be asking? The exchange of information means use of a “push basis” method. It means you decide upon the information you want to send to the other recipients. The traditional exchange system uses the “pull basis” method mentioned above. If you’ve been reading our blog for a while now, you know that cryptocurrencies provide a lot of benefits: small transaction fees, fast international payments, etc. We’re delighted to say that there are more pros than cons that come with the use of cryptocurrency. Do the maths. Want to know more? Reach out!
eToro CEO Predicts Broader Crypto Regulation
Following the UK’s recent crackdown on the exchange platform, Binance, eToro chief executive officer, Yoni Assia, predicts that this is just the beginning, with further regulation and consumer protection around crypto on the horizon. In an interview with the Financial Times, Assia stated “We are seeing a significant increase in the interest of retail investors and traders in the crypto market. As a part of that growth, we should also expect regulators to carefully look at this growing business of retail investors in the crypto markets.” As various nations have begun to heavily police cryptocurrencies and related trading, many experts within the digital currency sphere have met this shift with relative disdain due to the historical lack of intervention or protection offered by government bodies — a sentiment echoed by Assia’s comments. “The most important thing for regulators is to understand crypto, and understand that it is here to stay,” Assia went on to say, stressing the importance of regulators learning more about non-fiat currencies before enacting new rules and legislations. Despite initially launching as a stock exchange platform back in 2007, eToro’s shift to allowing crypto trading as of 2013 resulted in a whopping 16% of their revenue over the past year coming from crypto assets. This means that restrictive legislation around trading would almost certainly cause a huge dent in their operations.
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