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iCE3X October Upgrade 2018!

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It has been a while since our last update in August but we are now proud to show off the new upgrade which shows off a new design for the admin panel that we have been working hard on. Let me run you through the iCE3X October upgrade now. 
The Admin Panel is Sporting a Fresh and Modern Design
First of all, we have a new redesign for the admin panel. Besides from the slick new look, we have changed this around a bit.  Navigation Panel is placed in the top left corner!

It looks pretty nice in night mode as well for those of you who are trading late into the night or early in the morning.

In an effort to make things easier, we have even added the deposit button straight into the header. You can deposit and be ready to trade from any page now.

More Focus on Two-Factor Authentication in the iCE3X October Upgrade
We are a big supporter of security and we want to make sure you can trade without worries. We have constantly been pushing two-factor authentication but now we have it front and centre. Straight on the dashboard, it will show you if you have two-factor authentication enabled. The platform will also prompt you to turn it on if you do not.
Always Enable your Two-Factor Authentication to avoid being robbed. This is an extra layer of security!

The iCE3X October Upgrade makes the Responsive Design More Mobile Friendly 
We showed off our responsive design earlier this year but with his new update. It looks so much better and allows you to more easily use the exchange on your mobile web browser.



Let us know about your experience with the upgrade and if you have any questions or queries, throw it our way on the helpdesk. Share with us your ideas!
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iCE3X Turns FIVE and is Better Than Ever!

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Time has gone by so fast, we can hardly believe it. Today marks iCE3X 5th Birthday. The platform has come a long way and we now have the most extensive collection of cryptocurrency related content in South Africa. We are very proud of all the hard work the team have done and glad they are all still around to enjoy the successes.
Our beginning – YES this is what it looked like when we launched.
Let us start with an old screenshot of the site from 2013. It looks very typical for a website from that time period. It is astounding how fast the fashion of websites has been changing, hasn’t it? We offered one of the earliest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world and serviced South Africa from the very beginning. We will always focus ourselves here.

Sleek & Sexy
As you can see, our exchange has changed a lot. We have come a long way and now provide the most feature rich cryptocurrency exchange in South Africa.

Classic View

Trade View

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We have made Major Improvements
For the last 5 years, we have been investing our best into iCE3X to provide you with the most complete cryptocurrency exchange platform.
We have been working hard to provide the best experience while trading and we hope that our efforts show on our platform.
More than just the site itself, we’ve improved our helpdesk and customers services to make sure you get the exact help you need promptly. We offer a robust solutions archive with all the frequently asked questions easily accessible. If you have any other queries, you can log a ticket here and our staff will get back to you as soon as possible we also have a live chat function on the main page
Offering more than just Bitcoin
Initially offering just bitcoin and litecoin, we have expanded since our beginning to offer, in our opinion,  the TOP 10 different cryptocurrencies. These include:

Bitcoin Cash
Cardano (ADA)

We are always looking to improve our service to look to add new coins in the future. If you have a suggestion or you want something specific then go to our support forum and post about it. The more popular it is then the more likely we will look into its addition.
Transparency and Integrity
During the last five years, we have always been keeping a single mantra in mind. We want to be the most honest cryptocurrency exchange platform ever. We pride ourselves on our ethics and our commitment to keeping you safe and secure while on our exchange. Here are a few things we think is important:
We do not trade on the platform with ourselves as a company
In the past month, you can read about the New York Attorney General investigation which was looking into some US-based exchanges. A large number of them were making trades on their own platform, making themselves look busier and have more funds available on their exchange. We can confidently say we have never done this and can side with other legitimate exchanges.
We do not allow Ponzi schemes
Our cryptocurrency exchange only accepts real customers. They go through vigorous account validation processes so you know you are trading with legitimate traders only.
We do not make fake comments or reviews about ourselves
All of the reviews online about us is the true and honest opinion of the writers of said reviews. iCE3X does not engage in fake reviews or comments but we enjoy a very loyal fanbase. We have plenty of great reviews and comments, and we have our valued customers to thank for those.
We do not pay for paid articles, just to be “popular”
You will not find a featured or sponsored article about us on the usual popular sites which allow this. We produce a lot of great content here on the blog, which we stand by.
It’s not just iCE3X 5th Birthday, but it’s a double birthday

It’s not just our birthday, we also have a recent addition to our staff who is celebrating his birthday on the 18th too. Crypto KJ, our Content Lead, has been a busy beaver and has really been publishing a ton of great content on the blog. We wish him a happy birthday as well. We promise to take you out for a birthday carrot cake!
What is a Birthday Without some Presents?
We will be rolling out our latest update next week and have a host of new features and functionality. We will be applying TFDP‘s to users who are online throughout the week.
If you have any feedback or comments about the platform or anything about how we operate, please leave us a comment below!
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Curecoin Twitter Survey

September 8, 2018By Ivan TumaCharity Division Director

Recently we asked our followers on Twitter:“What makes Curecoin a challenge to explain to colleagues, friends & family?

“What makes Curecoin a challenge to explain to colleagues, friends and family?

We hope the following can help quickly answer these questions when attempting to explain our concept to others…

Why a Hybrid profit/non-profit?
What does it accomplish?

Scientific Accomplishments of [email protected]
Commercial Costs of Folding vs Distributed Computing

Folding vs Mining vs PoS?
“I’ll buy when it *Hits*”

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Hybrid Organizations?

Our business model focuses on Social Entrepreneurship – helping accelerate research that was once only in the realm of voluntary activity (supporting [email protected]). We created a Secure Tokenized Incentive with the goal of linking vendors (including our own company store) with our Rewarded Giving model.

Rewarded Giving allows [email protected] protein folding participants, like you, to use our tokens for P2P transactions such as the purchase of products and services OR to donate them to several great causes. This even allows corporations, schools, social clubs and institutes to do the same thing via our Folding Clubs concepts…

“In recent years, Social entrepreneurs have taken the hybrid model to a new level, crafting it into what is in effect a single structure that can operate as both a for-profit and a nonprofit.” – Stanford Social Innovation Review

Some examples of companies with ethical hybrid structures include:

StarbucksToms ShoesTriodos Bank

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What Does it Accomplish?

When you participate in [email protected] with us, OR simply purchase CureCoins, you are supporting research! Over 150 scientific papers related to [email protected] cited in over 3700 related works – part of a broader 27,000 citations outside of Stanford referencing the work of Pande Labs (Dr. Vijay Pande P.I.). We’re helping scientists (not just at Stanford) to accelerate the search for cures in cancer, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and infectious disease by simulating over 12,000 related protein configurations EVERY DAY! For more information on what protein folding is, and where it currently fits into the FDA drug approval process – check out our 2016 Focus on Science article…

Thanks to the participation of people like you, the Curecoin Team (in collaboration with Foldingcoin via Merge-Folding) is the most powerful Distributed Computing Team in the world, on the most powerful supercomputing network in the world – Stanford’s [email protected]!

Extreme Overclocking Tracker for the Curecoin Team

So why not just pay for supercomputer time? Why all the layers of PC’s in Distributed Computing Networks, blockchains, folding clubs, etc.? What are these computations actually worth? This has been a long standing question that we will try to answer as simplistically as possible. What makes funding difficult comes from the fact that protein folding research is still somewhat exploratory (That said, thanks to AI and Deep Learning, scientists are uncovering new ways to predict protein behaviours).
Even though protein molecules are simulated on computers, they do require a certain level of “brute force” computation to explore their permutations (or intermediate states). This level of detail would be nearly impossible to produce via physical experimental methods alone. The extensive exploration required, and sometimes uncertain outcomes part of the “protein folding problem” appear to be difficult to fund when NIH funding is still below 2003 levels when adjusted for inflation, and grants have become increasingly politicized. It’s a wonder why computational biology (like [email protected]) via citizen science remains underappreciated as a global phenomenon.

“IBM Titan Computer Modules Being Upgraded”

We can look at the break-even costs, not the value of the discoveries themselves. At its peak in 2016, the [email protected] network produced 50,000 “Native” TeraFLOPS worth of computations per day. The Curecoin team, with FoldingCoin’s help via merge-folding, have produced over 50% of those computational cycles. This is the equivalent of one and a half $97 million IBM Titan supercomputers running nominally at 17,590 TeraFLOPS each (total of ~25,000 TeraFLOPS), using 8.2 MW of power each (total power consumption of 12.3 MW).
1. At recently peak levels, the Curecoin/FoldingCoin team collaboration would cost the following using supercomputers on a monthly basis:

Monthly payment for one and a half Titans (amortized over 10 years at 5% APR)………………………$1,543,253Monthly power consumption for three Titans (24.6 MW at $0.10 US per kWH)…………………………. $885,600
Monthly cost for computations produced using one and a half supercomputers ……………………… $2,428,853
Cost to produce a combined Curecoin/Foldingcoin using supercomputers …………………………… $21 per merged tokens

2. Using the same criteria, the Curecoin/FoldingCoin team collaboration would cost the following using Amazon AWS Cloud service on a monthly basis:

Monthly estimated cost for producing ~25,000 native TeraFLOPS using AWS g3.4xlarge instances …. $931,464
Cost to produce a combined Curecoin/Foldingcoin using AWS cloud instances ………………………. $8 per merged tokens

3. Using the same criteria, the Curecoin/FoldingCoin team collaboration would cost the following using [email protected]’s distributed computing model.Using ~2500 individual PC’s with one nVidia GTX 1080Ti GPU each (using linear depreciation and $0.10 US per kWH):

Monthly estimated cost for producing ~25,000 native TeraFLOPS using individual PC’s ……………… $27,857
Cost to produce a combined Curecoin/Foldingcoin using districtuted individual PCs ………………… $0.24 per merged tokens

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Folding vs PoW vs PoS

Curecoin uses over 80% less energy than most Bitcoin-based blockchains …

Lifetime Distributions and Division of Daily Distribution

… since the vast majority of computational power on our network is directed towards protein folding research (Coins are reserved for protein folders and automatically paid out via a dedicated “folding pool” Cryptobullionpools).

Less than 20% of the power is needed to secure the network via a combined Proof-of-Stake (PoS) and traditional Proof-of-Work (PoW) mining (with near-term plans to migrate to a Certificate-based pure Proof-ofStake (PoS) system to eliminate the need for all ASIC mining).

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I’ll buy CURE when it “Hits”

We hear this line of thinking all the time …  but it misses a key points of what gives Curecoin its value. Curecoin is unlike most tokens; here are some reasons to consider why adding CURE tokens to your crypto portfolio is a great idea:

Unlike bitcoin, where increased mining competition merely over-secures the network – increased competition among Curecoin network participants actually makes each “token” represent MORE research !!! This is something the markets have yet to discover.Buying Curecoins actually increases competition and thus research contributions to cancer, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, various Infectious diseases, and even Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Cloud computing research relating to computational biology.Unlike most crypto-currencies, Curecoin doesn’t require any special equipment to mine (esp. via protein folding). Even a ten year old laptop PC or Apple Mac can contribute to research, and qualify to win prizes via our Folding Club. 
Curecoins can be viewed through the lens of Carbon Offsets for Bitcoin mining.

Please don’t hesitate to connect with us on Discord, Reddit, Facebook and Twitter, Charity Twitter … or email me your questions (contact link above).

Edit 09/09/2018: Added link regarding NIH funding trend
Edit 09/10/2018: Added broader references and links to [email protected]
Edit 09/12/2018: Updated TeraFLOPs figures
Edit 09/22/2018: Switched to Native TeraFLOPs, added cost of doing folding on AWS Cloud and Distributed Computing models