NEWS Token Sale and Listing Update

Token Sale Update

PressCoin Plc. is delighted to report on it’s NEWS token sale which concluded 18th January. Over the 39 days of the sale USD$24.89 Million was raised through the sale of NEWS tokens.

A total of 51.46 million tokens have been issued, including bonuses. All other tokens will be burned. 7 million of these tokens are reserved for employee and management incentives, to be granted with a vesting period of 4 years.

Exchange Listing Update

NEWS tokens will be listing today on the CointypeX exchange. NEWS will be tradeable in the following currencies:  ETH, BTC, LTC, DASH, USDT and USD.

ICO participants will be able to trade their tokens 28 days after the close of sale.

Important Information For ICO Participants

ICO participants who purchased via PayPal or Bank Transfer are required to complete Know Your Customer (KYC) identification before they receive their tokens. Also, many crypto participants are missing transaction details which need to be updated.

By the end of this week a personal PressCoin profile page will be set up for everybody who registered for the ICO.

NEWS Is A Utility Token

As a reminder, the NEWS token became a pure utility token during the sale. See details here about why we made this change.

Watch out for further updates on PressCoin.

A $100 Billion Crypto Economy To Help Save Democracy And Freedom – Part 3 of 3

[Editor’s Note: This is the third email of three sent to PressCoin’s thousands of subscribers over this, the penultimate weekend of the PressCoin ICO. The series of three emails updated prospective purchasers in the NEWS token sale on the big picture for PressCoin as we enter 2018, the year that cryptocurrencies are expected to mature.]


Dear PressCoin Subscriber,

Good morning and happy Martin Luther King Day!

Here in the U.S.A. today we are having a holiday to celebrate the birthday of the legendary civil rights campaigner. Its a good day to reflect on the importance of functional democracy, and the role of freedom of speech in defending freedom.

In this, the third and final part of this email series I discuss how PressCoin Plc. – as a technology company – will build value for NEWS tokens. ( See previous parts here >> Email One >> Email Two )

For PressCoin, the goal of restoring a free news media to prosperity is fully aligned with the goal of strengthening democratic institutions.

“A crypto-economy for a new independent news media,” is one of the key phrases we have used over the past five weeks to help communicate the full scope of the PressCoin project.

What makes PressCoin different from most technology ICOs is that PressCoin’s business solution is this new economy for a decentralised global news industry. An economy which will  transact internally using the NEWS currency.

And it’s for this reason that in the coming few months – as soon as the ICO ends – you will see our NEWS crypto-economy get rapidly underway.


[Skip This Bit If You Are A Crypto Expert – Background #1: NEWS is a “utility token”, an expression which is often misunderstood. BTC, BCH, DASH and ETH are also utility tokens – and what this means is that they can be used as a means of exchange, to buy and sell goods and services, or to transfer money.  That being said, right now most of the trades across all cryptocurrencies are not for goods and services, the vast bulk involves buying and selling different cryptocurrencies – and over the past six months – the volumes of trading have been driven in part by the explosion of the ICO market.  Scroll to the end to see another note explaining how capped cryptocurrencies are different from regular currencies – and why they can grow rapidly in value.]


Disruptive $100 Bln Crypto Ecosystem For Global News, Using Blockchain to Compete With Titans – Coin Telegraph – 28 Dec. 2017

A Transactional Economy From Day One

PressCoin’s NEWS token is the native currency of the PressCoin crypto-economy:

  • From February PressCoin will begin selling products and services in NEWS tokens.
  • PressCoin’s SAAS software products will be priced and sold in NEWS.
  • Participants in PressCoin’s planned content, traffic, advertising, subscriptions and services markets will transact in NEWS.
  • Readers who engage with publishers using PressCoin’s blockchain engagement technologies will be rewarded for their contributions in NEWS.
  • Readers and supporters who wish to support PressCoin projects will be encouraged to do so using NEWS.
  • And NEWS will also be used to pay PressCoin’s staff including writers, photographers, developers and designers.

All this is possible because of PressCoin’s association with a new Fiat/Crypto Exchange – CointypeX – which will be listing NEWS shortly after this ICO ends on 22nd January. We are finalising the date now and will let you know as soon as it is locked in. We are also in discussions  with several other exchanges for additional listings.

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PressCoin’s Exciting Crypto-Economy To Safeguard A Free World – Part 1 of 3

[Editor’s Note: This is the first email of three sent to PressCoin’s thousands of subscribers over this, the penultimate weekend of the PressCoin ICO. The series of three emails updated prospective investors in the NEWS token sale on the big picture for PressCoin as we enter 2018, the year that cryptocurrencies are expected to mature.]


Dear PressCoin Subscriber,

PressCoin is a cryptocurrency project to address a wicked problem: the two decade long failure of the news industry to transition into a workable digital business model.

PressCoin is building new global markets, which trade in the NEWS currency, to service a crypto-powered news industry retrofitted with a raft of new revenue models. To accelerate this transformation, we will provide news companies with fit-for-purpose, omni-channel, state-of-the-art cloud based publishing solutions.

This forms the first version of what we call the PressCoin Operating System, and once assembled it will provide a boost of technological and financial infrastructure to an industry which is experiencing acute digital disruption. Along the way we hope to begin to heal the damage the failure of the fourth estate is doing to democratic institutions.

NEWS tokens is an opportunity to purchase a new global currency in its earliest stages, whilst supporting solutions for a critically important part of the world’s constitutional system. You can read more on PressCoin‘s plans to fix the news business in this new Coin Telegraph article, published today.

– Coin Telegraph, 12 Jan. 2018
 

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PressCoin now pure utility tokens

Why?

As a consequence of the rapidly evolving regulatory environment (or the lack of clarity surrounding this) with regard to ICOs, PressCoin Plc. has decided to remove the equity share backed aspect of its coin offering. A hybrid smart-token is also a utility token, and in fact, all fungible tokens are fundamentally utility tokens. There is an unfortunate amount of confusion around these basic concepts.

Therefore, as the understanding grows, countries around the world are evaluating various approaches to regulating ICOs, and ensuring KYC/AML laws are followed, including in the US, India, South Korea, China, and multiple other countries around the world. PressCoin already follows these laws, and this change will make it even easier for everyone to understand the value of the news media crypto economy.

PressCoin tokens are now constructed as pure Utility Tokens. PressCoin’s management will follow all appropriate transparency and shareholder requirements as required by public companies in the United Kingdom. Nevertheless PressCoin remains committed to transparency and openness with token holders around PressCoin ecosystem  and we look forward to continued support in helping us build a new alternative news media ecosystem for the world.

 

You’d rather not?

If you’d rather not support the project due to this change, we understand. Please send an email to support@presscoin.com along with your transaction details, and our team will work with you to process a refund. ICO participants can decide, and get in touch regarding this through the end of January 2018. We believe that most of our supporters will stay the course!

Happy new year!

P. S. – Updated 1/16/2018. Stay tuned into our blog for updates on listing dates, exchanges, and more.

Facebook Will Rule The World In 10 Years – Unless We Stop It

Very occasionally a moment arises when the actions of a small organized group of people can achieve significant important change. Today you are invited to be part of one of those moments.

This page is being used to coordinate a social media response to the PressCoin powered INSURGE Intelligence investigation into the potential for Facebook to be used by national governments and other actors to interfere with elections all over the world.

If you haven’t yet read >> “Facebook Will Rule The World in 10 Years” < < click here, or on the screenshot below and have a read. Then once you have done so – please come back here.

 

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Sometimes News Requires Public Action – This Is One Of Those Moments

In paragraph 5 of his investigation, INSURGE Founder and Editor Nafeez Ahmed calls for a public movement to act now to prevent Facebook from achieving a position of total “information domination” in public discourse.

“This story is a call to action. A call on citizens, technologists, philanthropists, journalists and beyond to take action to disrupt our current path to a dystopian, monocultural future.”

If Facebook achieves its goal of connecting almost everyone in the world it will become too useful for governments to consider regulating, a prospect that could fatally undermine democracy.


YOUR CALL TO ACTION HELP US SHINE THE LIGHT ON THIS DANGER

1. Please Share This Story About Facebook & Other Social Media

One of the most effective methods through which dominant media can tip the scales on matters of great importance, is to simply ignore them.

This is where we need your help to change the news script. And what we want you to do, dear readers, is really simple.

We simply want you to share the INSURGE “Facebook Will Rule The World in 10 Years” article on Facebook. And then if one of your friends shares it too, we want you to like their post and comment on it and spark a discussion. Hopefully if this story gets sufficient traction it will become impossible for the rest of the media – and then Facebook itself – to simply ignore it.

The easiest way to do this is to click on the share links on the INSURGE Intelligence story page while you are logged in to Facebook or Twitter.

 

Altenatively you can compose a post of your own alongside the link https://www.insurgeintelligence.com/deep-state/2017/12/23/facebook-a-danger-to-democracy – our use one of our prepared: >> texts < < and/or >> shareable images < <

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Insurge Is Coming!

We are extremely proud and excited to announce the public beta of our new platform for Insurge Intelligence.

Powered by PressCoin – Insurge is a new platform for Understanding News, and moving from Understanding to Action.

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It uses a new Euclidean information model to create a unique way to represent knowledge. It allows and encourages users to See that complexity comes from interconnected and interdependent nature of systems and issues, and that no issue can truly be considered in isolation and “by itself”, for no trivial issue is unidimensional.

So dive in, start exploring, join the conversation! And support the PressCoin ICO here.

 

PressCoin is the Cryptocurrency Foundation for a Decentralized Federated News Media

To say that the news media industry has been bleeding heavily these past few years is an understatement. Journalism as a profession is simply dying out … the economics of the old model have become obsolete in a spectacularly short amount of time, leaving not just newsrooms reeling, but our world itself.

Many attempts have been made to address this crisis… PressCoin is different. For the first time, this is a truly holistic, end-to-end response to the problem faced by our planet. Bold, ambitious, but the world needs it. So how would it all work?

Blue Ocean vs Red Ocean

Here’s how Wikipedia defines Red Ocean Strategy:

Red oceans represent all the industries in existence today – the known market space. In the red oceans, industry boundaries are defined and accepted, and the competitive rules of the game are known. Here companies try to outperform their rivals to grab a greater share of product or service demand. As the market space gets crowded, prospects for profits and growth are reduced. Products become commodities or niche, and cutthroat competition turns the ocean bloody; hence, the term “red oceans”.

Making your competition irrelevant with blue ocean strategy

And here’s the Blue Ocean Strategy:

Companies can succeed by creating “blue oceans” of uncontested market space, as opposed to “red oceans” where competitors fight for dominance, the analogy being that an ocean full of vicious competition turns red with blood  … these strategic moves create a leap in value for the company, its buyers, and its employees while unlocking new demand and making the competition irrelevant.

PressCoin is very much a Blue Ocean strategy. PressCoin is not interested in fixing the whole Internet at once. No one can solve “fake news” – it has existed for time immemorial. Misinformation and disinformation have been around since the beginning of politics. Therefore in order to solve for “real news” – we must simply side-step the issue of “fake news” altogether, an simply create new worlds that bring together people around specific topics and actions. For instance, NextElection is a platform, a new digital town hall for politicians, journalists, and citizens. It creates an end-to-end experience for people to participate actively in the democratic process – bringing together relevant news, issues, people, and ratings – all around specific elections around the world – local, state, and national.

In order to create these new purposeful platforms, and in order to have them succeed, one needs to understand the state of the Internet today.

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PressCoin and NewzChain – The Story Publish flow on PressCoin

From blockchain to blockchain… PressCoin is a large project with lots of moving parts. While the currency (NEWS) tokens are on Ethereum, the PressCoin project itself will use various blockchain technologies as the right use-case demands. In the end, the ledger is what is the most important, and the rest being runtime implementation choices.

Blockchain – the Distributed Public Ledger

From many points of view, the fact that blockchain gives you a publicly auditable ledger without a central authority, should be plenty information to understand how this fundamentally changes everything. PressCoin is just one of many, many use-cases of blockchain, and the cryptocurrency is one such. Here’s another, a conversation from an architecture point of view. We’d love to hear what others have to say – PressCoin is a journey for everyone!

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PressCoin and Blockchain for Story Publishing

Generally, writing story and publishing to all readers is nothing unusual and out of the box apart from writers skills. What is special about using the PressCoin technology stack? The blockchain based PressCoin platform is committed to be extremely transparent, and so must support a well-regulated mechanism for all the participants, end to end. The PressCoin value-adds then, for this use-case, right out of the box are…

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The PressCoin Cryptocurrency, Quintype, and the World of Funnels

Let’s start with something obvious: If you’re a business or a brand or anything at all, you need to be on the Internet

The Internet is a place to drive awareness, and this is true no matter who you are. The Internet is the place to create communities, drive people through various funnels, and then get some of them to transact. Do this enough, and you can stay in business. If you have a system in place, then you can rinse-and-repeat, and grow your business.

In a way then, all you have to do is visualize your business funnel via analytics, and optimize the flow of marketing, revenue, and profits.

Funnel Vision

There was a time when running funnels like this was fairly easy, there just wasn’t that much of an attention-challenged world! These funnel then looked like this, quite simple, really:

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At the top of the funnel was the website – only desktop versions were useful back then – and it’s where marketing engaged to drive people from “the Internet” to inside the funnel.

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