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NEO set to attract exciting new developers with Devcon in America’s fastest growing tech hub Seattle

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NEO set to attract exciting new developers with Devcon in America’s fastest growing tech hub Seattle
Source: NEO

Open-source blockchain project, NEO is promising an exciting mix of tech, business, and regulatory speakers at its 2019 DevCon event.

Hundreds are expected to attend the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Seattle between February 16th – 17th to listen to more than 40 speakers and view more than 30 projects across 20 separate exhibits.

In addition, NEO will host a one-day workshop that will introduce developers to the fundamentals of NEO blockchain development. With support for multiple programing languages such as C#, Python, and JavaScript, NEO aims to be the most developer friendly smart contract platform.

NEO founders Da Hongfei and Erik Zhang will open the event giving visitors insight into NEO’s promise of a Smart Economy and plans for platform growth over the next 12 months.

The rest of the opening day will focus on topics such as platform architecture, innovation, the regulatory landscape, and the transition to a Smart Economy.

Scheduled speakers include Miha Kralj, managing director of the world’s largest consulting company Accenture, who will talk about the big trends in blockchain, and Dr Chris Berg of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), who will discuss crypto-economics and its role in the future of the global economy.

Another confirmed speaker is Joseph Williams, Governor Jay Inslee’s ICT industry sector lead & State of Washington ICT economic development director. Williams will give visitors an insight into how regulators view the development of blockchain.

Day two of NEO DevCon will shift gears and take a deep dive into technical blockchain topics such as consensus mechanisms and decentralized storage, as well as explore a range of decentralized application [dApp] use cases, patterns and practices.

Co-founders of the NEO Saint Petersburg Competency Center, Sergei Liubich and Anatoly Bogatryrev, will present research progress on their NEO based distributed decentralized storage platform.

The Coelho brothers and founders of NeoResearch, Igor and Vitor, will discuss how high performance computing can advance consensus mechanisms and how the NEO blockchain can be used as a problem solving network.

Representatives from ecosystem projects such as Neon Exchange, Moonlight, Blacat and Archon will also share insights on dApp development and their contributions to the Smart Economy.

“NEO’s goal is to have the ability to run large-scale commercial applications. The technology development of the blockchain will eventually land in practical applications, and we hope to serve the goals of the smart economy,” Erik Zhang, founder of NEO said.

“The NEO DevCon is a place where we can share the latest technological advances, learn about interesting applications and discuss the possibilities of future changes with relevant experts and scholars. This time we also invited some speakers from Seattle-based tech giants to share their insights with us.”

Development workshop

NEO DevCon will also feature a workshop for participants who are interested in learning to work on NEO’s developer-friendly platform.

The workshop will guide developers through how to set up a NEO development environment, design a smart contract, deploy to the blockchain, and interface with a smart contract.

It aims to give participants all the skills required to start building their own dApps on the NEO platform.

NEO DevCon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Seattle, February 16th – 17th.

Anyone interested in participating or supporting the event can email: [email protected]

More information can be found on the official website!



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What is USDQ and Q DAO?

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What is USDQ and Q DAO?
Source: Platinum Engineering

In this article, Slava Zheltov shares about USDQ, a unique decentralized stable coin that makes it easy to collateralize Bitcoin. As a Blockchain Architect at PLATINUM ENGINEERING, Slava acts as a full-stack front-end developer.

Within his team, Slava is known for impeccable track record regarding security and reliability in projects, which he’s contributed to. Read this article and start learning about a decentralization wave, currently disrupting stable coin.

The thought of your bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fluctuating in value almost on a daily basis is a hard thing to accept. But fluctuation also affects regular money as we know it.

If we want cryptocurrencies to become the future of money it should solve the issue of volatility first. The USDQ Token is a proposal to stabilize crypto and transition it from being a speculative asset to a functional store-of-value.

Introducing USDQ

First and foremost, USDQ is a cryptocurrency stable token. Like Tether [USDT]. This essentially means that its price is stabilized or “pegged” to the US Dollar. The Q DAO platform, on the other hand, is a smart contract platform built on Ethereum. The smart contract mechanism used is referred to as Collateralized Debt Contract.

This cryptocurrency is supported by any Ethereum account and is also compatible by any smart contract developed to use the USDQ exchange function. It is more steady than most non-fiat currencies available on account of this mechanism of valuation.

Where does the USDQ value originate from?

The value of the USDQ stable coin is linked to the Q DAO smart contract platform using the Collateralized Debt Contract [CDC]. This means that anyone can choose to use their own assets, in this case, bitcoin [other top 10  crypto assets will be added in future], as collateral which works as a guarantee.

This is made possible by the smart contract platform. The collateral assets are locked after being deposited into the Q DAO smart contract platform and allows the owner to generate USDQ stable tokens in return while at the same time creating debt for the same owner.

This debt is necessary because it helps to maintain the collateral inside the smart contract until it is fully repaid by the amount of USDQ tokens it originally generated. When the repayment occurs then owners of the collateral can withdraw and receive their collateral back.

The ecosystem and economy of the Q DAO platform and USDQ Token directly links both of these to the amounts being used as guarantee or collaterals.

When more users request USDQ stable coins the total amount of Collateralized Debt Contacts [CDC] will increase along with it because it is the main way to obtain USDQ stable coins. This, in turn, increases the value of Q DAO tokens. These tokens are the last component of the USDQ ecosystem and they are Ethereum based tokens whose main use is to carefully manage the operations of the fund via means of a Decentralized Autonomous Organization [DAO] system.

This includes voting rights and the capability of enforcing decisions based on majority rules. This last part is essential to the supply and demand of the Q DAO tokens.

Inside the workings of a Q DAO transaction.

Step 1: Origin of the CDC smart contract and depositing collateral guarantees

To use Q DAO tokens a user must first send a request to the USDQ platform which initiates the CDС and its respective smart contract.

Whenever a user wishes to mint USDQ, they will be asked to collateralize an amount in Bitcoin that is higher than the loan’s value. As of now, this rate is 166%.

Step 2: Generation of USDQ Stable coins from the CDС smart contract.

The user then executes another request or transaction to the platform to retrieve the USDQ that was generated on the first step. The platform also jots down the debt that is generated by this user which is the amount in need of repayment to unlock the collateral guarantee. The guarantee is always higher than the USDQ stable coins made available for the user as a safety measure.

Step 3: User makes repayment of the generated debt.

When the user finally makes the repayment of the generated debt they gain full access to the locked collateral. There is also an accrued interest fee that is meant to be paid which is accumulated daily. This means that the Q DAO tokens generated initially are taken back and removed from circulation.

Q DAO Regulations

Since the entire operation has plenty of safety measures it is very self-regulated. Because all operations begin with any user having to provide collateral which will be lower to the amount of USDQ stable coins received it creates a dissuasive control to prevent fraudulent transactions.

Q DAO Projections

The Q DAO tokens are actually indicative of another type of cryptocurrency that is completely governed by smart contracts and economic mechanisms to influence its valuation more effectively. You should keep an eye on what the future holds for this cryptocurrency as it aims to become a pioneer in the industry of stable coins and cryptocurrencies alike.

USDQ is a decentralized stable coin, which uses algorithms to offer higher stability and reliability. Fully on-chain and monitored by high-speed AI robots, ecosystem offers reliable defenses against malicious acts and attacks.

First, run in the line of fiat-pegs, USDQ is brought by PLATINUM ENGINEERING Team, looking to edge together innovative solutions in collateralization, using stabilizing mechanisms and oracles for the high-endurance stable coin. Fully anonymous, USDQ breaks limits out of this legacy world.

PLATINUM ENGINEERING is always happy to share its latest development and architecture solutions, helping stakeholders to spread improvements across crypto projects. Being an expert company on the market, PLATINUM ENGINEERING has already helped 150 crypto startups, enabling them to efficiently raise funds and introduce blockchains to their business models.

With offices in Tokyo, Thailand, Russia, Belarus, and Korea, the team is always ready to have in-person meetings, focusing on how companies can leverage blockchain technology in order to meet their unique needs. The team welcomes readers to connect on Telegram, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

This overview may not be fully exhaustive and does not assess the viability of any project, nor its team legitimacy. Readers should conduct their own due diligence before using or investing in any of the listed Stablecoins.

This article represents the author’s opinions only and should not be considered investment advice. All described functionality in the article is still under development, it can be changed/processed. Please follow the updates.

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Sviatoslav Zheltov, IT Manager and Blockchain Architect in Platinum Engineering

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