The OPEN team is thrilled to announce Danhua Capital, also known as DHVC, as one of their latest investors and strategic partners. Danhua Capital is an early stage VC fund with more than $700MM in capital focused on investing in projects and technologies that have the potential to disrupt the world.
While it invests across all sectors, their blockchain portfolio is especially impressive as they were early investors in projects like NEO, Aelf, Zilliqa, and Ontology – just to name a few. All of these groundbreaking projects have had valuations of over a $1 Billion.
For this reason, their support for OPEN’s vision of bringing cryptocurrency to the mainstream by empowering application developers is especially relevant. Danhua recognized OPEN’s ability to assist developers in integrating multiple blockchains into their core technology stacks without the need for learning chain specific languages such as Solidity as a groundbreaking innovation.
Danhua has a history of backing hyper-successful projects. In fact, over 10 portfolio companies of Danhua Capital have been able to achieve the coveted $1 + Billion valuation mark. OPEN is honored to be a part of such an incredible portfolio and to have the leaders of Danhua Capital see the same potential in OPEN’s vision.
OPEN envisions a world where all applications accept cryptocurrencies as easily as they do fiat currencies. Applications of the future will not entirely be on the blockchain, nor will they entirely live in centralized servers. The truth lies in the middle, with the blockchain serving as a kernel to do things that it’s technology is uniquely suited to do, such as payments, asset issuance, transparency, and auditability, and letting centralized databases handle computation.
In order to do so, the blockchain part of an application must be able to seamlessly speak with other parts of the application.
That is the core of what OPEN does – they enable different types of data, some represented in decentralized networks and others in centralized ones, communicate with each other.
OPEN starts with payments as it is logical that liquid, digital currency be used to purchase liquid, digital assets. This first step enables cryptocurrencies to function equivalent to normal currencies. The key components that OPEN uses are a set of off-chain APIs and Developer tools that abstract away the difficulties of blockchain technologies, interoperable on-chain Scaffolds that are deployed to each of the blockchains in our ecosystem, our own high throughput OPEN Chain, and an innovative Blockchain Load Balancing Protocol.
The Danhua team recognizes the potential OPEN has to bring mainstream adoption to the blockchain space by building an API connected to a scalable and interoperable blockchain network that makes it incredibly easy for developers to integrate the blockchain into their applications.
With offices both in Shanghai and Silicon Valley, they have been able to see, firsthand, the power of the API economy that has transformed the technology landscape over the past few years.
APIs have the unique ability to simplify a complicated technology into an easily accessible tool for the developer, thereby enabling the adoption of otherwise hard to integrate technologies. APIs have helped big software companies, like Uber and Netflix, to vastly improve their product offering and have helped propel them to becoming incredibly successful companies.
OPEN is providing its API services to make blockchain integration painless for developers – thus enabling mainstream adoption of decentralized technologies, and bringing the massively successful API economy to the blockchain industry. The world is currently populated by millions of centralized applications that are eagerly awaiting a secure, easy-to-implement and scalable solution. This solution is OPEN.
OPEN brings tremendous value to Danhua’s already phenomenal portfolio by providing an essential infrastructure that other portfolio companies can leverage to grow their existing businesses.
OPEN also has several industry leaders in the blockchain space backing it, including RChain’s Reflective Ventures, NEO’s Neo Global Capital, Draper Dragon, Sora Ventures, Element Group, One Block, Jeremy Gardner, and more!
With the top public blockchain projects in both Asia and the U.S. backing it, as well as investments from leading crypto funds and individuals, OPEN is quickly emerging as one of the most promising projects of 2018.
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What is USDQ and Q DAO?
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.
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.
Sviatoslav Zheltov, IT Manager and Blockchain Architect in Platinum Engineering
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