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July, 20th 2018

In today’s newsletter, we have some exciting details to cover on the launch of our decentralized exchange, HaloDex. HaloDex is nearly complete! With HaloDex, users will be able to trade HALO with other cryptocurrency pairs within the Featherlite wallet or dedicated web portal. There will be no need to download a 3rd party application, which is part of our vision of being the all-in-one crypto platform. Once HaloDex has launched, we will offer a project voting competition where the community can vote to have their favorite projects listed on the exchange. More details will be announced next week. Throughout next week, we will also provide regular updates to our community with information pertaining to the HaloDex launch. HaloDex — Features HaloDex will feature a brand new user interface that stands-out for its ease of use. The new UI will be fed by a fast back-end and powered by an elegant, intuitive user interface. Users will immediately experience an ultra-fast lazy loaded (loaded only when used) front-end. In addition, there will be no requirement to sign-up with an email in order to use the DEX. The only requirement will be a valid Halo address. Upon release, we will offer base trading with a handful of currencies and tokens, with new ones added regularly based on community selection. The main difference between HaloDex and most other Decentralized Exchanges is that they only allow trading of Ethereum and Ethereum ERC-20 Tokens. The HaloDex has the capacity to trade every coin, regardless of network or algorithm, USDT, DASH, EOS, XRP, XMR, with no limitations to our capacity for listing a coin. Also, running on the Halo Platform Network allows for a much greater execution speed and overall faster experience. Only pay gas or transaction fees on Deposit or Withdrawal, never on trades, which will reduce your overall cost per trade. Look for our more details on HaloDex next week. The satisfaction of most traders’ basic needs will be available, such as: buy and sell orders, price chart, price depth, transaction history, deposits/withdrawals, as well as volume data. We plan to submit community voting for other projects, so everyone can have the opportunity to weigh in on our next listed coins. Stay tuned for more information on community listing voting. Our HaloDex and HaloX logo competition is underway! Last week we had over 50 submissions enter the competition, which we have narrowed down for community selection. The winners of the HaloDex and HaloX logo competition will each receive 50 HALO. To cast your vote, add one reaction to your favorite logo in the #halodex-logo-contest channel in our Discord community. The selection ends quickly, so be sure to cast a vote for your favorite logo soon. Next week, we will also release our exchange whitepaper and HaloDex.io landing page to the community.   The current trading page in HaloDex. HaloX Update Progress continues on the centralized exchange. This week the team focused on the API security implementation and we now have a very robust authentication procedure and policy in place. Focus right now is on the Peer-to-Peer margin implementation, after which we will be getting very close to feature completion and beginning work on hardening and testing. Look for the pre-registration site coming soon! Masternode System Earlier this week we released a patch for the Masternode DAPP. Please see below for a list of patch notes. To install the update, simply click the “Refresh” button while on the Masternode Monitoring page within Featherlite. Summary of Key New Features: All sorting and search text boxes should work (cannot currently sort by alias or pending sell orders) Watched masternodes (masternodes the halo prime account is not a joiner of) are now removable from card, list and detail view Added MN alias to monitoring list view Add sell orders table to monitoring list view Masternode detail view will disable all action buttons if account viewing is not a joiner/owner Monitoring card view shows number of sell orders Masternode Marketplace now has a loading bar to show sync progress Added MN tier to pending sell orders Price per share is corrected: total now correctly shows total price to two decimal places Fully Fund checkbox when joining a masternode now works correctly Masternode detail view Rewards Table now shows rewards/fees Block & Chain Games Update We are on track to release our first two games shortly after our exchange launches. While we are pending the formal announcement of these games and our team website, we are thrilled to share some teaser screenshots of our two launch titles:     Draggin’ Dragons: Choose your track and race your dragon to victory!   Blockfight: Coming Soon! Halo Platform Resources Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here:https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BNkGWqJ4o Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888 Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/. 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Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237). Website (we have a support platform built in):https://www.haloplatform.tech/ — ^Everyone @ Halo Platform  

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Institutional Crypto Exchanges Follow Market Trend, Become More Integrated

With the launch of Halo Platform’s centralized and decentralized exchanges fast approaching, we will be sharing a series of articles on trends in exchange markets and how we fit into this new frontier of virtual currency trading. Cryptocurrency may have started as an internet phenomenon gathering only limited interest from anyone outside of the tech industry, but it’s quickly becoming a mainstream investment. Across the world, financial regulators are developing laws and policies designed to reign in speculation and fraud causing issues across cryptocurrency markets, and despite recent volatility many institutional investors remain bullish on the future of Bitcoin and its progeny. This increasing integration into the political and financial mainstream indicates that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. And as we use cryptocurrencies for more and more online activities, we will require more functionality from our virtual currency management platforms. At its foundation, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is the result of a grassroots movement. The major innovations in this new revolution are originating from up-and-coming enterprises, not the traditional government or financial systems. Now that cryptocurrency has gripped the financial mainstream, however, several institutions are working virtual coins into their financial services. For the most part, however, these entities are playing catchup. Swiss Stock Exchange Integrates Digital Assets Switzerland — a nation with a reputation for its progressive approach to financial markets — recently announced plans to create an open cryptocurrency exchange designed to operate as freely and openly as a traditional stock exchange. SIX, the operator of a Swiss stock exchange founded way back in the mid-nineteenth century, has announced its intention to develop a cryptocurrency trading platform to run alongside its existing $1.2 billion securities exchange operation. SIX Swiss Exchange trades several types of securities, including Swiss government bonds, corporate stocks, and derivatives. Soon, the exchange will be adding cryptocurrencies to its listings. “SIX CEO Jos Dijsselhof was recently quoted in Fortune addressing the exchange’s reasoning behind adding virtual currencies to the market. “This is the beginning of a new era for capital markets infrastructures,” says Dijsselhof. “For us it is abundantly clear that much of what is going on in the digital space is here to stay and will define the future of our industry.” Dijsselhof is right — cryptocurrencies are here to stay, and they will define the future of the financial services and securities industries. That’s why the Swiss exchange is working hard to integrate cryptocurrencies into its investment platform. SIX is working hard on the fast-tracked project, but despite the substantial resources the exchange is committing to officially launch virtual currencies among offered assets, it’s still lagging behind some of the grass-roots companies that saw the potential of the cryptocurrency revolution before it hit the financial mainstream. Building The Future of Cryptocurrency Management Platforms The Swiss have been on the cutting edge of financial markets for much of modern history. However, when it comes to offering a fully integrated and easy-to-use cryptocurrency trading platform they’re missing their typical first-move advantage. That’s because they are just now discovering the potential of virtual currency trading and investment, something that enterprising new startups like Halo Platform have known for quite some time. Halo Platform is building the cryptocurrency management platform of the future. On Halo Platform, cryptocurrency users can control all of their activities from one convenient, centralized dashboard. If you’re interesting in learning more about what Halo Platform can do to upgrade your cryptocurrency management activities, follow us on social media. Join the Halo Platform: Halo Platform Twitter Reddit Discord Telegram Medium Google+ Steemit Facebook Youtube Instagram Github

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Blockchain Games Are Bringing New Virtual Experiences to Gamers Worldwide

Every so often, something comes along that completely changes the way we engage with technology. Smartphones changed the way we communicate, and wearable technologies are making us healthier and more informed every day. Innovations like this, however, often come from the top-down. This means that corporations control the new invention as a protected piece of intellectual property, and taking most of the benefits for themselves. Blockchain technology is changing all that. Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin the mother (or father) of blockchain tech, released his (or her) innovation onto the world as an open source program. This means that the first generation of blockchain technology was available to the public, not kept as a corporate secret. True to Nakamoto’s intention, talented individuals are leveraging this new technology into more and more great digital products. This includes exciting new video games that include more in-game experiences than ever before. Halo Platform can’t possibly be more excited about this evolution in online gaming. Halo Platform recently launched its own game project — Block & Chain Studios — entirely devoted to blockchain gaming. Soon, everyone in the Halo Platform community will be able to experience the cool new virtual experiences made possible through the development of blockchain technology. Video Games on the Blockchain Although blockchain technology was introduced through cryptocurrency, it’s applications now go far beyond financial technologies. Now, the blockchain is being used to develop applications in almost every field, including gaming. Blockchain gaming is a fun and creative new way to leverage blockchain technology in our everyday lives. Block & Chain studios is working to create the next generation of online games by using blockchain applications to build exciting new gaming experiences. Smart contracts can be designed to apply to just about any peer-to-peer transaction, including online gaming. So, gamers can use blockchain transactions to reward in-game accomplishments, or they can store and manage gaming data, like characters and win-loss records. This application of blockchain technology in gaming appears to be limitless, and Halo Platform is excited to be leveraging this powerful new innovation into awesome new gaming experiences. Blockchain Proves Superior to Traditional Online Gaming Game developers are designing new methods to run online games securely, privately, and efficiently using blockchain technology. Already, programmers have figured out how to allow players to form teams in new and existing MMORPGs as well as record each guild’s accomplishments securely and permanently. Gamers can also use blockchain transactions to exchange in-game resources or share rewards, like tokens or in-game currency. Halo Platform believes that blockchain technology can be built into gaming in limitless ways. Smart contracts offer almost infinite freedom to create new gaming applications based on the blockchain, and Block & Chain Game Studio is developing creative and interesting new applications every day. If you’re interested in the next generation of online gaming, join the Halo Platform community. Join the Halo Platform:
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July 6th, 2018

Welcome to the Halo Platform bi-weekly newsletter. In today’s newsletter, we will take a look back a June 30th’s AMA with Devin Seto and provide an update from the recent release of Featherlite, version 1.0.2. June 30th was the end of quarter and we held a live AMA (ask me anything) session with Devin Seto on our Youtube channel. See the link below for the AMA video and a special sneak peek at one of the new games Block and Chain is currently developing! https://youtu.be/kuhte0-L0_0 Our next AMA will be later this month. Stay tuned in our various social media networks and community channels for more information on date and time. Featherlite — v1.0.2 Release Notes Early last week we released an update to the Featherlite wallet. Please be sure to update to the latest version of Featherlite here. Summary of Key New Features: Loading masternodes is much faster now (10 seconds to 3 minutes depending on the speed of your connection and whether or not you are using Lite or Full node). Masternode dapp: On the top action bar, there is now a loading bar and progress indicator to show the % progress in synching to the masternode system. Masternode dapp: On the top action bar, we added a Withdraw All button to withdraw your masternode rewards with a single click. Masternode dapp: On the top action bar, we added a Toggle View button to switch your masternode view between the previous card format and a summary list format. Masternode Monitoring screen: Graphs which show the total amount of active masternodes within the network, the current minting pool and current service fee pool. Masternode Marketplace: Pending Orders have been re-enabled so you can buy and sell masternode shares once again. Known Issues and Workarounds: It may take 15–20 seconds before the masternode sync begins — sometimes 2–3 mins. But it is working. The indicator (moving bar) and text will disappear if there is an error. Withdraw All Button: Only withdraws rewards for masternodes attached to current Halo Prime. Individual master nodes rewards can still be withdrawn the traditional way if they are not attached to your current Halo Prime wallet. Detailed release notes can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IWVxdAwPxPLRLD_05acOT1_GKhARiEvv/view?usp=sharing The wallet and masternode dapps are undergoing constant improvement, with most new features driven by community feedback. Here is a sneak peek at some of the updates coming in the next release: Wallet dapp will let you rename your halo accounts from inside the wallet dapp and the name will persist through to Account Control as well   2. Masternode dapp will show the tier inside the pending orders section. This will allow users to see what tier of masternode they are buying shares into without using the block explorer. 3. Price per share will also be fixed on both the marketplace and the detail view for masternodes (Active sell orders).   4. Masternode dapp will now show alias in the list view on Monitoring   Featherlite 2.0 The next version of Featherlite is well underway, with much of the application already converted to the new design. During this process we are cleaning up post-launch code to be more efficient and performant. Below is a sneak peek of 2 existing dapps inside the new interface. Masternode: Below is the existing Masternode dapp within the new Featherlite structure. Navigation controls have been moved into a floating drawer and account controls to the top right of the application.   Wallet: Similar to the Masternode dapp, here is the Wallet dapp within the new Featherlite structure.   Customize your view: Here an example of the new interface in action. Animations have been cleaned up and the new structure provides an open canvas for creating new functionality.   Exchange Update HaloDEX has made great headway with our finalized UI mockups and the front end implementation well underway, whilst the smart contracts and exchange protocol are being worked with the assistance of another recent hire. HaloX also saw great headway this sprint with further hardening and testing of the back end and the front end trading dashboard. At this stage it’s tough to say whether an exchange listing or one of the above will come first, but it’s certainly an exciting time and we cannot wait to see where the road will lead in the short term. Block & Chain Games Update While the Block & Chain team has been working on several games, we revealed one of them in a sneak peak during the AMA this past weekend. Draggin’ Dragons will be more than just a racing game. With breeding, trading, training, and collecting, players can build up their “stable” of dragons and earn Halo whenever their Dragon wins a race!   This is just the beginning of the Block & Chain games slate! User Information Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here:https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BNkGWqJ4o Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888 Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/. 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Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237). Website (we have a support platform built in):https://www.haloplatform.tech/ — Thank you! ^Everyone @ Halo Platform

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The Blockchain Evolves Smart Contracts — What’s Next?

Blockchain technology was originally created for decentralizing peer to peer transactions. However, this advanced technology has evolved into a useful form of security across many platforms. Smart contracts, also known as cryptocontracts, are one example of this evolution of blockchain technology. Halo Platform recognizes that the potential applications of blockchain technology are limitless. However, not everyone understands how powerful cryptocurrency can be. It’s so much more than just a way to buy and sell things online — it’s an entirely new way to interact with people and businesses online. Halo Platform’s mission is to bring the power of the blockchain to everyone, and we’re doing this by building the most inclusive and customizable cryptocurrency platform on the web. Smart Contracts — The Next Generation of Blockchain Tech In short, smart contracts transfer and validate digital assets under specific conditions. Smart contracts are built on blockchain technology, similar to cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology-based smart contracts allow for a buyer and seller to make credible and legally-binding agreements on a peer-to-peer level. However, smart contracts only deliver if the promise of the contract has been fulfilled or completed. The terms of the contractual agreement are written directly into the lines of code of the blockchain technology. This is a clear benefit above traditional oral or written contracts, in which the terms of the agreement must be written or spoken communication between parties. Benefits of the smart contract include direct dealings between buyers and sellers (or traders). In a smart contract, no single person or entity is in control of the exchange, making it cost efficient by eliminating additional third-party transaction fees. Smart contracts also allow for sophisticated record keeping to be performed easily through the blockchain ledger. Also, the blockchain technology allows for smart contracts to be trackable and irreversible, allowing these contracts to have the same security as traditional contracts but without the extra transaction costs, third-party or centralized party involvement, or the need for external enforcement methods. New Applications of Smart Contracts are Changing the Game Although most people think of Ethereum as just another cryptocurrency, Ethereum is actually a platform specially created for smart contracting. It uses a similar structure as the blockchain technology, including a shared record of transactional history, but it includes other types of transactions in addition to currency exchanges. Thus, while smart contracts can be created on any properly designed platform, Ethereum allows for more ease, flexibility, and serviceability in smart contracting. Smart contracts are gaining popularity in many professional fields. For example, the healthcare system is finding smart contracts useful for increased patient privacy, cross-institutional information sharing, and insurance processing. In the real estate business, smart contract technology may be used for financing, funding, and creating or managing lease and rental agreements, or purchase and sale agreements. Blockchain technology is very well-suited to business activities, and even more businesses will adopt the trustworthy and validated smart contract technology to streamline their procedures, protocols, and transaction processing. Halo Platform recognizes that smart contracts and decentralized applications are completely changing the way people do business online. That’s why we’re building an all-in-one platform for business and individual uses of cryptocurrencies in one easy-to-use place. To find out more about Halo Platform, check us out! Join the Halo Platform
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Halo Platform at the Crypto Evolved Conference

On June 27, 2018, cryptocurrency investors, users, and enthusiasts from all around the country flocked to the New York Athletic Club to attend the Crypto Evolved conference. The event is the first of its kind specifically focused on crypto asset market structure, and particularly cryptocurrency’s increasingly significant role in mainstream commerce. And of course, as a company that stays on the cutting edge of the fintech world, Halo Platform was there to see what the experts have to say about the new cryptocurrency frontier. “An evolution, not a revolution.” Vince Molinari, co-founder Templum, an ICO platform looking to become the leading regulatory compliant platform for cryptocurrency-based securities trading, commented on the development of the cryptocurrency industry. “This is an evolution, not a revolution,” he explained, commenting on the injection of institutional monies into the crypto space during the conference’s “Market Builders” panel. In other words, we should expect to see a slow-and-steady approach from the big banks regarding their cryptocurrency strategies. However, given that Goldman Sachs has already announced its intention to begin its own cryptocurrency trading desk, we may see more attention from mainstream finance in the near future.   Crypto Evolution: Market Builders Panel. (Panelists: Matt Barrett, Brenda Cunningham, Vince Molinari, and Manny Alicandro; Moderator: Dave Weisberger) Crypto Evolution’s “Crypto Adoption” panelist Mark Smith was also bullish on crypto markets, particularly vis-à-vis traditional financial systems. Smith is a top figure at Symbiont, a platform designed for applying smart contracts to existing institutional applications “The peer to peer marketplace is really starting to grow” Smith explained. As a result, we may soon be approaching a tipping point where centralized financial institutions are forced to accept the increasingly decentralized nature of modern marketplaces. Developing a Crypto Regulatory Structure That Works The financial experts headlining the Crypto Evolved conference weren’t the only ones encouraged by the cautious approach traditional institutions are taking to cryptocurrency markets. For years, regulators have struggled to develop an effective and workable regulatory scheme that works for cryptocurrencies. This new technology doesn’t fit squarely into an existing set of financial rules, so existing frameworks must be altered. However, how, when, and by whom the new regulations should be put into place is still up for debate. Although most industries typically balk at impending regulation, cryptocurrency companies have largely welcomed it — at least so long as the rules are developed properly. “Figure out how to work into the system… figure out all the pieces and figure out how to run the business right,” said Robert Cromwell Coulson, Director of OTC Markets and presenter on Crypto Evolved’s “Regulating Crypto Markets” panel. Cromwel Coulson’s comments reflect the larger notion across the industry that well-crafted regulations could aid the development of cryptocurrency companies across the board.   Crypto Evolved: Regulating Crypto Markets Panel. (Panelists: Troy Pardes, R. Cromwell Coulson, Aaron Wright, Wenchi Hu, and Gary Goldsholle; Moderator: Chris Brummer) The Future of Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency and other applications of decentralized technology are finding more and more uses in mainstream markets. Halo Platform has seen this coming from the very beginning, and that’s why we’re developing a platform where users can easily manage all of their crypto activities in one functional space. Keep up to date with Halo Platform to get the latest products and updates. If you haven’t already, be sure to download Halo Platform’s Featherlite wallet and browser application and take at look at the next step in the cryptocurrency evolution. Join the Halo Platform: Halo Platform
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Keep Calm and Carry On: Institutional Crypto Investors Bullish Despite June Selloff

This year began with a rocky start in the cryptocurrency world. After a record-breaking $500 million theft from Coincheck in January, virtual currency market cap has slid to about half of its value at the year’s start. While this trend is discouraging many cryptocurrency investors from the market as a whole, professional financial analysts don’t seem daunted. In fact, many of them are seeing the down markets as an opportunity to get in while prices are low. Halo Platform recognizes the long-term value of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, and the markets will benefit from an increase in value-based investment. The more informed investors there are in the virtual currency markets, the less speculation there will be. Less speculation means more stable coin prices, and that’s good for everyone. This is why Halo Platform is building a cryptocurrency community based on sound technology and clear information. By creating a platform that’s functional and simple to use for everyone, we’re fostering the next phase of the cryptocurrency revolution. Bad News from Overseas Markets Cryptocurrency speculators are famously reactive to the news cycles, and this week has been no exception. Indian cryptocurrency trading turned bearish after the nation’s largest coin exchange, Zebpay, announced that it will soon be cut off from traditional banking services. This move was not totally unanticipated, as the Reserve Bank of India issued a directive to this effect back in April, but nonetheless Zebpay’s release triggered a massive sell-off on Indian cryptocurrency exchanges. Despite the magnitude of nation’s anti-cryptocurrency banking policies, news of the virtual currency troubles in India didn’t even grab the media spotlight this week. Instead, financial news outlets were focused on the dual hack attacks on popular South Korean crypto exchanges Coinrail and Bithumb. In two independent thefts that occurred between June 9 and June 20, hackers made off with a combined $70 million in digital coins from the exchanges. Although both exchanges have already announced their intention to repay affected customers from coins held in cold storage, the thefts have contributed to a downward slump that has dragged the price of Bitcoin down from a trading range of around $7,500 at the beginning of the month to under $6,400 at the time of writing. Optimism for the Long-Term Up until the news cycle turned sour this month, the cryptocurrency markets had been uncharacteristically quiet. Much of the volatility that crypto investors have come to expect on the coin exchanges have subsided, indicating that speculators are starting to give way to value-based investors. While the recent panic-driven selloff has turned coin markets bearish once again, analysts and institutional investors seem relatively unphased. In fact, just after the South Korean exchanges were hacked, Goldman Sachs announced that it is setting up a cryptocurrency trading desk. The fact that the financial giant is expanding its current virtual currency interests beyond the derivatives market is a positive sign for the long-term value of cryptocurrency investments. Cryptocurrency markets are stabilizing, but every so often negative press triggers a panicked sell-off. This indicates that speculation is still an issue despite the increasingly value-based investment activity across cryptocurrency markets. Financial professionals see that these shifts are only temporary, but in order for the everyday investor to avoid the panic and make well-informed decisions, they need a platform that can help them understand the movements of the market. Halo Platform is exactly that — a place where everyday people can use, buy, and sell cryptocurrencies in an environment that is transparent and easy to understand. By creating a place where cryptocurrency investors can easily become more familiar with the ins and outs of the market, Halo Platform is building value and stamping out the speculation that has been plaguing cryptocurrencies thus far. Join the Halo Platform
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June 22nd, 2018

Since our last newsletter, a lot of work has gone into the Halo Platform across multiple products. Development is fast and furious, with new features coming online very soon. Here we will breakdown just a small portion of what’s been going on with recent developments. Marketing the Halo Platform We’ve had numerous inquiries about our marketing efforts on the Halo Platform. Now that our Main Net is live, we are kicking these efforts into high gear. Some of you have already met our Community Manager, Scott Williams (affectionately known as “Jehuti” in Discord). He and Devin Seto, VP of Operations, are spearheading numerous marketing and outreach initiatives to bring more attention to the Halo Platform. These include: Each time we have a major release, we send out a press release to over 2,000 online media outlets — We did this last week for Main Net launch and will be doing it again for the Exchange release, upcoming game launches, and so on. We have partnerships with several crypto news outlets who post updates and articles with news about the platform. These sites have a very targeted following of crypto influencers. We are going to continue our monthly AMA sessions with Scott Morrison or one of the executives which will be live streamed on YouTube and posted to social media. We have social media accounts in both mainstream and crypto-specific platforms that we post to multiple times each week. We write 2 crypto related blogs each week and post them to Medium and Steemit. We also blast them out to our ever growing member email alias. We are working on several promotional videos for our YouTube site, which showcase the company and the platform. This week, we onboarded a new Business Development Manager, Matt Dowd, who will be working on strategic partnerships for our platform and be a presence at key crypto conferences. Looking ahead, we are also working on some interviews and Web TV spots. Look for more news on those in our next update. To prepare for our monthly Ask Me Anything (AMA), we would like to collect some questions from our community so team members can answer during the live stream. If you have a question for us, feel free to submit your question below and look for the answer during the live stream on June 30th, 2018. AMA Questions Form Masternode System New Features As we continue our development of the Halo Platform, more features are set to be released early next week. One such feature is the ability to see the total amount of active masternodes within the network. The below images show features that will be added to both the Featherlite wallet and the Halo Platform Block Explorer. Each active node will be broken down by tier represented in the first number. The second number is the maximum amount of masternodes a tier can host.       Monitoring View shows distribution of masternodes and new List View for those who like tables more than cards. During the last sprint the masternode dapp has seen multiple improvements. The biggest of all is a change in the way the DAPP data (masternodes, marketplace, etc) are loaded. We have decreased the loading times dramatically for both lite and full nodes which will offer a better user experience and faster path to withdraw your rewards! The other major change is the new Monitoring View. Users can now see some global statistics about the Halo masternode system such as the distribution of masternodes tiers and the current value of the minting and service fee pools. Monitoring view also now allows users to change between the existing Card View and a new List View. The List View offers a more concise experience for users. Also, we’ve reduced the join fee for public masternodes from 1% to .1%. Finally, for those with multiple masternodes, we added a “Withdraw All” button so you can withdraw rewards from all masternodes with one click! Featherlite — Upcoming releases We will be releasing a major update to the Featherlite wallet early next week. Keep a lookout in Discord and our various social media accounts for more information on what will be included in that release. Other News We recently published a visualization of our GitHub commits. See below to witness how much progress we’ve made over the past 3 months. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfjn_FpkK40   Exchange Update As you may be aware, we are building two distinct exchanges: Centralized Exchange — Advanced trading and charting, customizable interface, ultra low latency order execution, margin trading, risk management, advanced order types, API access, top tier cloud security, wide range of tradable products including fiat currency pairs. Decentralized Exchange — Cryptocurrency trading on the blockchain using smart contracts. Basic interface. Direct-to-wallet trading. Now that we are in the late stages of development, hardening and thorough testing, we have begun the road to exchange launch for both exchanges internally and in the coming weeks will keep you updated on progress of both pieces. We will be testing, auditing, testing some more and thoroughly polishing our exchanges security posture. We use ITIL best practices along with least privileged access patterns. Compliance Corner In preparation for the launch of the exchanges, Halo Platform is creating a pre-registration template for HaloX so that existing customers can be granted first access to the new services. The basic registration for entry into the centralized exchange as well as enhanced pre-qualification for consideration of our future fiat gateway products will not only keep HaloX compliant with ongoing regulatory environments, but also assure there is no backlog or waiting period for qualified applicants. Halo Platform and our family of Companies is serious about Compliance and AML Policies and is on the cutting edge of assuring customer security, regulatory adherence, and a long-lasting business model to keep up with current governmental requirements. The balance of having a secure platform that values your privacy and security while keeping in step with risk mitigation is a challenge in which we are in position to exceed customer and regulator expectations. Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here:https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BNkGWqJ4o Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888 Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/. 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The Power of Decentralization and the Blockchain Revolution

The cryptocurrency markets have been a subject of mystery and speculation since their inception nearly a decade ago. Nobody knows the identity of the person or group who invented the world’s first cryptocurrency, and virtual currencies were initially dismissed as a novelty of the digital age. However, now that the cryptocurrency revolution has taken hold, there is no longer any doubt — the blockchain is here to stay. Cryptocurrency exploded onto the mainstream investment scene last year, and the blockchain will soon be impacting everyone in some way. However, relatively few people understand what it is, how it works, or why it’s important. Halo Platform views this as a problem, and we’re developing solutions that make cryptocurrency more accessible and easier to use than ever before. We’ve already started our mission of bringing the new digital revolution to the people through our Featherlite browser and wallet application, but that’s only the beginning. Halo Platform is building the most user-friendly and functional cryptocurrency platform on the web, and we’re doing this in a way that can ensure nobody gets left behind in this next phase of the technological revolution. Blockchain Technology Goes Mainstream Institutional investors and government agencies alike have been scrambling to catch up as cryptocurrencies become an increasingly popular mainstream investment. This has led to a great deal of confusion, particularly from the regulatory side. However, as governments and large corporations are catching on, they are finding more and more ways to integrate blockchain technology into our daily lives. Even Walmart — one of the world’s largest retail suppliers and the largest private employer in the United States — has been awarded a patent for a unique application of this groundbreaking technology in energy conservation. But when it comes to crypto entrepreneurs, the big names in the corporate world are way behind the times. Companies like Halo Platform have already recognized the value of this increasingly valuable technology, and our goal is to make sure that the market power created by cryptocurrency stays with the people. Decentralization — Returning Power to the People Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are becoming an increasingly important part of our digital lives. Suddenly, centralized payment systems that we’ve all come to rely on, like Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Venmo, and Paypal, are becoming obsolete. Instead, people are turning to decentralized, peer-to-peer payment systems that facilitate online payments without the need for time-consuming individual verification. Cryptocurrency is efficient and secure because it does not rely on some central authority that can be corrupted or mismanaged. Rather, the decentralized nature of most digital coins allows for transfers to occur in a completely trustless environment. Verification is performed by consensus rather than by individual companies, and transactions cannot be interfered with or modified once made. All in all, decentralized virtual currencies are returning economic power to the people. This democratization of the financial services markets is a phenomenon that is returning the power to the people, and it’s something that Halo Platform wants to help make sure the people understand. Halo Platform is building the most inclusive cryptocurrency platform on the web because we know it’s something that people need. The last thing we want is for the power of the blockchain to be gobbled up by patent trolls and greedy corporations, so we’re building a place where regular people can come together to organize, strategize, and execute cryptocurrency activities together in a single, easy-to-use platform. We’re looking forward to the great new things people will be able to achieve using Halo Platform, and invite everyone to download and explore our ever-expanding platform: https://www.haloplatform.tech/downloads.html If you’re interested in learning more check out our media pages below. Join Halo Platform:
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HALO PLATFORM ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST PUBLIC RELEASE

Halo Platform Launches a New Generation of Cryptocurrency Management Systems Halo Platform announces the launch of the world’s first all-in-one system for cryptocurrency management, trading, and analysis. Informed by the user community, Halo Platform Technology has launched with a robust set of features that includes a high-performance blockchain, client application and masternodes. Users can now manage their cryptosphere without the need for 3rd party plugins or multiple applications. This release of the platform marks the establishment of a new generation of diverse and user-friendly cryptocurrency systems. Halo Platform ICO participants have also received their funds and many are now using those resources to acquire and launch their own masternodes. Halo Platform’s Main Net Release Established by founder Scott Morrison in 2017, Halo Platform is the first online platform that lets cryptocurrency users and enthusiasts manage all their activities quickly and easily. As an avid virtual currency trader and researcher himself, Scott saw a real need in the cryptosphere for a platform that creates a more unified experience. “Before now, there hasn’t been a singular place on the web that offers the array of cryptocurrency services that today’s evolving marketplace really needs,” says Morrison, “With the release of the Halo Platform, we have built a one-stop-shop for crypto enthusiasts of all experience levels to get the most from their cryptosphere.” The launch represents the first step towards realization of the product vision. The client application allows Halo Platform users to manage their currency wallet without the need for external plug-ins. Rather, the Halo Platform client is designed to support all of your crypto activities in a seamlessly integrated way. Today, the community will have its first chance to experience what the platform can do, including the ability to: Send and receive Halo currency, which: Takes milliseconds to process transactionally Costs no gas, or transaction fees Has no possibility of Transaction Front Running Set up multiple wallets Deploy and Manage Halo Masternodes, which: Can be set up quickly, with no technical skill required Can be easily Controlled, Redeemed, and Organized Allow users to join in with others to anonymously contribute towards a Masternode, jointly sharing the costs and awards While the community will certainly see the immediate value in Halo Platform’s user interface, the design of the underlying system is what really sets us apart from competitors. Halo Platform has designed a Masternode system that is easy to access and use, while breaking up the stranglehold that traditional mining pools are developing on transactions across many blockchain ledgers. Halo Platform has also designed a blockchain ledger that can process transactions almost instantly and forms a perfect cornerstone for upcoming applications, like dApps, marketplaces, and exchanges. Halo Platform — An Evolution of Crypto Control Halo Platform fills an important need in the growing cryptocurrency ecosystem. With increased global adoption, a need exists to provide a means to buy, exchange, track, analyze and utilize cryptocurrency within a single product. The Halo Platform provides a low barrier to entry for users to accomplish these objectives with a simple to use, high-performance suite of tools. We’re launching the Halo Platform because we know the crypto community needs an inclusive, secure, and reliable platform where people can manage all of their cryptocurrency activity. In the days ahead, our multi-currency wallet will allow users to store their favorite cryptocurrency. The user Portfolio will enable users to track wallet and holdings in real-time, set custom alerts, and create custom reporting. Finally, the Halo Platform Client v.2.0 will allow users to use the Halo Platform through their browser, without the need for a dedicated application, all while maintaining security and performance at par with the current client software. At Halo Platform Technology, we believe that everyone should have access to all of the opportunities created by the blockchain, and we are working toward making cryptocurrency simpler and more accessible to all. About Halo Platform Technology Halo Platform Technology is the next generation in cryptocurrency management. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and with a team of experts located around the globe, Halo Platform is the world’s premier cryptocurrency platform. It is the ultimate all-in-one management system that the crypto community has been waiting for. The official press release can be found on the PR Web site: https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15535829.htm Join the Halo Platform Halo Platform Medium Discord Twitter Instagram Github Facebook

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June 8th, 2018

Platform — New Features With the recent success of the Main Net release, many users have already launched a private or pooled masternode. Once the masternode has become active, rewards will occur between 8 and 24 hours since the last payout. If interested in creating a private or pooled masternode, we recommend using the Full Node version of Featherlite. Using this version, Marketplace listings will populate faster compared to the Lite version of the wallet after the initial sync to our blockchain. Good news for masternode participants, collecting a reward has just gotten easier. Formerly, withdrawing a reward meant users would need to “Manage” their masternode within Monitoring and then withdraw the reward there. The new feature simplifies the process with a “Withdraw Reward” button in the Monitoring page. Below is a sample image take directly from the Featherlite Wallet. As long as your wallet is the latest version, this feature will be available.   Below is a list of recent changes our developers have made to enhance the Featherlite wallet. Wallet: Added a home page showing a card for each wallet Masternodes: Added withdraw button to cards on monitoring page Disabled share sell/buy feature temporarily while we work out the UX Fixed ping times to be in UTC/GMT time Monitoring Card now shows your available reward amount for withdrawal For shared masternodes, the Manage Masternode view now reflects your available reward amount for withdrawal instead of the entire masternode balance Added “Refresh” button in Monitoring so users will not have to refresh the wallet with keyboard command CTRL+R (Windows) or Command+R(Mac)   New Status Bar Featherlite — Upcoming releases Behind the scenes, our developers are working to upgrade the Monitoring action bar component. In the future the action bar will give notifications. One example: when another user is attempting to send you a sell order from the marketplace, a red number badge indicator will appear.   Status Bar with Badge Notification Community Chat & Groups DApp We have started work on the proprietary community chat and group application for the platform and have gone through several proofs of concept. There is a strong focus on security and privacy with this system so we are working through several encryption mechanisms to allow users to share data they want to and keep data secret that they want to. We are also identifying UX and UI improvements to current proof of concepts to increase ease of use. A lot of feedback we have gotten about the current platform is helping us design a better and more user friendly system for the chat and groups. HaloJS We will be adding seed phrases and data migration into HaloJS. Along with that, we are looking at doing some transaction caching to reduce the amount of times feather is hitting a node looking for information. Masternode System In the coming weeks, expect the masternode dapp to see performance improvements as we have identified some data loading bottlenecks on the system. This means that your monitoring refresh and marketplace won’t take as long to load. Halo Platform Accounts We are currently building out the API and information needed to incorporate an optional account structure into featherlite which will allow you to sync your keys to other devices securely and privately. A lot of the work we have been doing on chat and group discussion encryption allows us to securely encrypt and store private keys and other data in the cloud for syncing across devices. This will be an opt-in feature added to featherlite in the future. Exchange Update Now that the coin and platform is launched the pressure is on for an exchange release! As such the past two weeks have been pretty intense for the Exchange team. From the core exchange team we worked to harden the client facing order management API, added more advanced order functionality, built in protection mechanisms, laid out recovery procedures, and added functionality to the client API library that we aim to provide with v1. The front end team worked on our extremely customizable dashboard as well as mocking up more pages for the user/trade administration portal. The infrastructure team worked on the user management API and database structure. We’re really excited to be building an exchange so feature rich and robust and we plan to keep up the pace on development to bring it to you as soon as we can. Stay tuned! Block & Chain Games Update There hasn’t been a lot of news coming from the Block and Chain team for a while, with good reason. You have probably noticed blockchain games are hot news right now, and lots of companies are getting in on the action. The problem is that many of these companies are slamming out sub-quality products with very limited entertainment value. This result is a lot of hype with little substance. Block and Chain is turning that concept on its head. We currently have three great games well into development internally and a very important partnership with an external developer, who is building a suite of fantastic games for the Halo Platform. Marketing and media attention will shift to these applications shortly before they are ready for launch. We want to delight game enthusiasts and explode onto the crypto gaming scene in a way that demonstrates we are in it for the long term! Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here:https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BNkGWqJ4o Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888 Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/. View our progress on our roadmap. https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html Connect with us in social media Twitter — https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform Reddit — https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/ Discord — http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ Telegram — https://t.me/haloplatform Google+ — https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137 Steemit — https://steemit.com/@haloplatform Medium — https://medium.com/@haloplatform Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/ Youtube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/ LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/ Where to Get Help If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us: Email: support@haloplatform.tech Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237). Website (we have a support platform built in):https://www.haloplatform.tech/ — On behalf of all of us on the Halo Platform team, we want to thank you for your support in helping us build this amazing platform and for being a dynamic and engaged community!

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Cryptocurrency Helps Developing Countries

Cryptocurrencies have the potential to empower people in less developed nations. Not only does it help hedge against issues with a struggling economy’s fiat currency, it also creates new ways for people to participate in the global economy. The unique decentralized characteristics of peer-to-peer cryptocurrency transactions allow people to transfer money directly to each other, making it easier to avoid government control and harder for money to be stolen or seized by others. Halo Platform recognizes that cryptocurrency brings power to the people. Regardless of whether you live in a developing nation or in an advanced first-world economy, the cryptocurrency revolution can help you participate more meaningfully in society. For this reason, we’ve developed a cryptocurrency platform that is designed to be useful to everyone, no matter where they are in the world. Halo Platform wants everyone to join the cryptocurrency revolution, so we’re making it easy for everyone to participate. Blockchain Technology Creates New Opportunities in Developing Nations People in developing countries often face a lack of access to jobs, a stable income stream, stable banking and capital, international markets, and governmental support. Cryptocurrency has led to job creation, which raises the tax base of nations around the world. As cryptocurrency markets grow more stable, they also offer options for currencies that are not linked to unstable government systems. This can result in more resources for schools, roads, and infrastructure in communities. Cryptocurrencies provide people around the world with an opportunity to send and receive money for needs and supplies despite external factors. This makes cryptocurrency an effective means for low-cost remittance for where immigrant workers can send money home to friends and family. Recipients are able to use the currency to buy goods online through participating distributors, like eBay or Overstock. Entrepreneurs may also use cryptocurrency to make and receive payments, purchase supplies, and receive loans or gain credit internationally without having to deal with local banks to convert the foreign currency into their own local currency. For people involved in philanthropy and charitable giving, cryptocurrencies allow donations and supplies to be brought into communities without filtering through an aid group or a bureaucracy, avoiding subjectivity to corruption, theft, or the risk of selective distribution. Cryptocurrency Brings More People into the World Economy In theory, cryptocurrency will give everyone in the world access to modern banking and financial services. Even if traditional banking services are unavailable, anyone with access to a mobile device or a computer with internet access can make financial transactions, get loans, or make sales. That being said, developing countries with poor technology infrastructure may pose a problem for individuals who could benefit from cryptocurrency investments. However, anyone with access to the internet can use cryptocurrencies to escape the limitations of weak local institutions. Cryptocurrency investments and exchanges may be a stepping stone for people in developing countries to feel included in the global economy. Of course, these individuals still face persistent challenges that will need to be addressed in order to access all of the potential benefits that the blockchain has to offer. Halo Platform recognizes the potential benefits created by bringing blockchain technology to the people, which is why we’ve launched the most inclusive and customizable cryptocurrency platform on the web. Join us today and find out what the power of the blockchain can do for you! Join the Halo Platform Halo Platform
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Crime & Punishment in the Crypto World

Cryptocurrency use is on the rise, and regulators have struggled to rein in illicit uses of this groundbreaking new technology. As crypto coins get more valuable and tech criminals grow more sophisticated, crypto-crimes have been on the rise. At this very moment, lawmakers worldwide are attempting to draft new rules addressing cryptocurrency crime. However, they are facing several unexpected issues in finding ways to regulate cryptocurrency and curb crypto-crime. Halo Platform recognizes that cryptocurrencies will shape the future of our virtual lives. However, it’s important to stay safe when engaging in any online transaction. And when it comes to protecting your digital assets, knowledge is your best defense. Cryptocurrencies Are a Legal Gray Area Cryptocurrencies were invented by the as-yet unidentified Satoshi Nakamoto nearly a decade ago, and governments worldwide are still struggling to figure out how they fit into existing regulatory systems. Unfortunately, however, they are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Consider the case of United States v. Zaslavskiy. In 2017, the United States Department of Justice filed a criminal complaint against Maksim Zaslavskiy alleging a conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Prosecutors allege Zaslavskiy held a fraudulent ICO by claiming that his coins were backed by actual real estate holdings in the real world. Later, Zaslavskiy issued a second ICO for another company that claimed their cryptocurrency was backed by diamonds. The government claimed that both ICOs were carried out with the intent of deceiving investors, as Zaslavskiy allegedly knew the companies held none of the real estate or diamonds they claimed to have. Zaslavskiy wasn’t about go down without a fight, however. In his motion to dismiss the indictment, Zaslavskiy argues that current securities laws do not apply to cryptocurrency and token sales because cryptocurrency, as its very name suggests, deals with currency, not securities. Zaslavskiy also claimed that securities laws, as applied to cryptocurrencies, are void for vagueness. In other words, Zalavskiy’s defense was that cryptocurrencies are neither securities nor currencies, and thus he cannot be prosecuted under the regulations that apply to either. Breaking New Ground Although it remains to be seen whether Zalavskiy’s arguments will keep him out of federal prison, he does have a point. Cryptocurrencies don’t quite fit under any formal legal category, and similar jurisdictional issues are sure to arise as more government agencies begin prosecuting crypto-crimes. In fact, lawmakers are currently in a heated debate over whether Ether should be classified as currency, a commodity, a security, or something else entirely. Whatever they end up deciding, the coin’s classification will break new ground and shape the future of cryptocurrency regulation. Some legal experts believe pre-existing laws can be interpreted broadly to make them apply to cryptocurrencies. Others, however, believe new and more precise laws must be written specifically addressing cryptocurrency and related crimes. Regardless of your position on this matter, it will be very difficult for lawmakers to make rules that apply to cryptocurrency until the technology itself has been formally defined. Given that this groundbreaking new invention is still evolving, it may be a long time before the crypto community sees a robust system of cryptocurrency regulation and crypto-crime enforcement. All in all, the regulation of cryptocurrencies and enforcement against crypto-criminals is a brand-new field developed to address a revolutionary new invention. Although policymakers are trying to work it out, there are still a lot of bad actors taking advantage of the general lawlessness that we’ve seen in many cryptocurrency activities. As a result, it’s critical for cryptocurrency users to only put their assets in wallets and onto exchanges that they trust. Also, people using cryptocurrency-based applications need to stay safe while they are browsing online. Halo Platform’s browser and wallet application, Featherlite, offers both of these benefits in one easy-to-use application. Featherlite is both a secure wallet for your digital coins and a safe browser that you can use to run decentralized applications, or “Dapps.” If you want to learn more about the security and convenience of Halo Platform’s Featherlite browser and wallet app, check out our media links below. Join the Halo Platform Halo Platform
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Halo Platform Main Net is Live!

For your listening pleasure, we have assembled the Halo Platform Mixed Tape, a playlist of all the songs we have featured in our updates from inception to launch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsm_2vYMF5XdgTXVk6NeNp_3W9Fx-wbwD We take great pride in launching a platform which is simple and easy-to-use. However, we want to ensure everyone can jump into the platform quickly, so we have put some straightforward instructions together for you. Featherlite/Wallet Instructions Featherlite is the client application which allows you to use the Halo Platform blockchain, wallet and DApps such as the Masternode system. Before you get started, you must download, install and set it up. Please! The first time you run Featherlite, backup your Private Key. Instructions to do this are provided when you first load Featherlite. Failure to do so may result in the permanent loss of your Halo Account! Download the latest Featherlite client here: https://www.haloplatform.tech/downloads.html Once downloaded, follow these simple instructions to install it: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/wallet/installation Go here to learn how to send Halo to another wallet: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/wallet/send-a-transaction Go here to learn how to set up additional accounts in Featherlite: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/wallet You cannot harm Featherlite, so feel free to look around and get comfortable with it. ICO Import Instructions Main net launch coincides with the release of all awards purchased during our ICO. You simply need to retrieve your Halo by logging into our ICO Portal: https://www2.haloplatform.tech/#/login with the email and password you set up during the ICO. Once you, have logged in simply follow these instructions: Click the Download Keys button and save your key file to your computer (this is usually the /download folder on your hard drive). Make note of the name and location of the file and the password provided to unlock it. You may find it easier to keep this page open for reference while you load Featherlite. Launch Featherlite, perform the following steps:
a)Login to Featherlite
b)Go to Settings and click IMPORT FEATHERLITE ACCOUNT
c)Find and select the secret key file you saved in Step 1
d)Once prompted, enter the ICO password provided in Step 1 That’s it! Your ICO funds have now been imported to your Featherlite wallet. Click on the lock icon to access them for use. For a more detailed walkthrough with pictures, go here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/About Plan on importing your ICO to a Featherlite wallet as soon as possible! Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. Our Founder, Scott, has put together the following video to walk you through the masternode system: https://youtu.be/V7BNkGWqJ4o For detailed instructions with images, go here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes A reminder, there is a 48 hour cooldown period before the masternode rewards begin. Block Explorer Now that you’ve gotten set up on our blockchain, you can see what the blockchain is doing anytime you want. Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/ Looking Ahead A lot of people have been asking about which exchanges we will be listed on. For reasons of non-disclosure, we cannot share that information just yet. However, you can expect to hear an announcement about exchange listings in the coming days. We have also been working on our own exchange, portfolio and a browser based version of Featherlite. These are under construction now and will be released very soon. We will continue to provide progress reports on these new features. Where to Get Help If you run into any problems with any of our products, there are numerous ways to reach out to us: Email: Support@haloplatform.tech Discord: https://discord.gg/XGqfgAA (our moderators Abe, Moggy, Jay B. and Pesh are online constantly) Website (we have a support platform built in): https://www.haloplatform.tech/ On behalf of all of us on the Halo Platform team, we want to thank you for your support in helping us build this amazing platform and for being a dynamic and engaged community! ^Everyone @ Halo Platform  

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May 11th, 2018

10 days to Main Net launch! Beginning Monday, we will provide daily updates in the run up to launch. These updates will include instructions to download and use the platform, instructions to acquire ICO awards, and other pertinent information to ensure you are ready to roll on May 21st. Road to Main Net At this time, we are applying final polish and testing to the platform to ensure all launch components are good to go. Some of these will be released to test net, such as our new wallet was last week. So keep your eyes open and we encourage everyone to continue to use testnet and send us any feedback on Discord, our website or over email. Halo Block Explorer: We are pleased to formally launch our Halo blockchain explorer. The searchable explorer provides real time data on every block on the chain as well as all transaction details in a clean, easy-to-read format. Expect many updates to the data available as the metrics you want to see and track become more apparent. You can access the Halo Block Explorer Here: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech Exchange This sprint saw a lot of hardening being done on the exchange order management system and core order routing API client/server. Final touches are being added to the pre-registration piece and focus is shifting back to the user administration portal. From The Founder As our Mainnet Release quickly approaches, I wanted to take a few paragraphs in this weeks update to talk about a few things. Firstly, There is not a day that goes by where I am not taken aback by the entire team here at Halo Platform and what they are achieving with the vision I originally set out for them last year. They are continually creating new technology that will move the ideological thinking of what and how you interact, control, and secure your Cryptocurrency. Old standards are being left by the wayside as we search for a lower threshold for adoption. Our community has grown, and provides a safe place to come and learn, discuss, and be around like-minded individuals. To each of the senior community members, I thank you for your donated time and efforts. Now for some real updates. We continue to have to make business decisions for the longevity and future of Halo Platform, some good, some GREAT, and some are good..but won’t be what you expected. The biggest piece of this is that we have made the technical decision to completely remove Proof of Work (PoW/Mining) from the Halo Network. The original concept for keeping PoW in place originally was to provide for a constant coin generation. We had already removed the miners responsibility for processing transactions out of it, which really only left the coin minting intact for them. As we progressed through our development it became apparent that keeping PoW in place would continually create us having to adapt our VDTB blocks to accepting PoW, which would be no easy feat given our current technology and where we are going with it in the future. On top of that, we placed valuable resources into use for the sole purpose of producing PoW blocks just to mint coins. The approach was not environmentally conscious. As such, we will now be minting coins via a Smart Contract. The minting schedule remains the same. The coin supply remains the same, we will produce 38 Halo every 4 minutes with a 25% reduction every 24 months. What does change is the distribution of those coins, and the service fees. Originally, miners were to receive 10 Halo per block, and 15% of the service fees. This reward is now divided amongst the four tiers of Masternodes as follows:   *All values are represented in Halo As you can see, the tiers now more evenly reflect their place in our hierarchy, and keep the ratio intact for the value of higher tiers vs lower tiers. I myself am an avid miner, with mid size farms. So this was personally a difficult decision to make. The technical piece of it allows us to move our blockchain forward to achieve much greater transactions per second which in turn can lead to more business being done. ^Scott Morrison, Shannon Duncan, Devin Seto, Sean Valeo

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Featherlite Vision Unveiled — V 0.1.22 — Codenamed TNT

The latest version of featherlite has been released! This version (0.1.22) codenamed TNT is so named because it comes with some explosive new features both for security and usability. Let’s talk about the thing that makes this version so explosive. This is a game changer! It looks a little something like this:   Featherlite Account Control — Powered By Halo.JS This control system allows you to do a few things that I’ll outline here below. It is powered by Halo.JS. 1st — It allows you to create new accounts (+ sign on top right).
2nd — It allows you to select (One)(1) account as the HaloPrime (coinbase) account by clicking on the star next to an account.
3rd — It allows you to unlock and lock specific accounts
4th — It allows you to import either by a glo exported json file or by the raw private key of a Halo account. Soon we will be adding the ability to export your keys here. So just what is Halo.JS? Halo.JS is a sdk developed in house by Halo Platform to allow for interaction between a DAPP and a keystore to perform transactions against an open RPC port on a glo node. Simply put it is an ethereum provider built for Halo Platform to serve web3 and other additional API’s to developer’s applications. Think of it as the software form of another popular SDK Extension called MetaMask. However this doesn’t require you to install an extension. It also does not limit you to a single account at a time. As long as your account is unlocked you will be able to use it in any DAPP featherlite has opened. If my account is unlocked can anyone use it? No. When a DAPP requests an action that would require your private key, Halo.JS intercepts it, prompts the user to accept it, and then forwards it after it has locally signed the transaction out of sight of the DAPP. We are initially starting with a small subset of events that DAPPs can trigger that require user intervention: halo_transaction: This is a transaction of any type that needs to be signed by a user’s private key. This could be funds transfer, or even smart contract calls. (user has to agree) halo_unlockAccount: DAPP can request to unlock an account (user has to agree) halo_lockAccount: DAPP can request to lock an account (user has to agree) Security and Privacy These are two things that, above all, are very special to us. We take security and privacy very seriously and believe that halo.js is the next step in privacy and security for featherlite. It is important to realize that your private key is ALWAYS stored locally and encrypted. It is only ever decrypted in order to serve a signing request, but that request is still done in featherlite locally and never passed to a GLO node or DAPP. Nothing and No One except featherlite has access to your keys, and featherlite doesn’t have access until you unlock and decrypt your account. Remote RPC (The True Lite in FeatherLite) This brings me to the next piece of exciting news. With this release we also opened up a new option for featherlite.   The new client modes for Featherlite. The options are now labeled as follows: Recommended: This is the new remote rpc connection that connects to the masternode system which provides the RPC information needed to operate featherlite. Since Halo.JS keeps your private key local and only sends pre-signed requests to a GLO node there is no private data ever exposed. Advanced: This is the old Full mode that has been renamed for advanced. As a full node it will download the entire blockchain. Also for the first time your accounts will not be managed on this node but inside Halo.JS. A New Wallet There is a new wallet in town too. It includes support for some awesome things that developers can start taking advantage of. New Features: Token Support: You can now deploy, interact, and send tokens on the blockchain through the wallet. Contract Support: You can now deploy and interact with contracts. As well as watching contracts and tokens deployed by others. UI/UX Tweaks: We got some account details, send screen, and speed dial tweaks and fixes thrown in there. Changelog: For a full list of changes here you go — Removed unused components Added in Halo.JS (Frontend on DAPPs and Backend on featherlite) Updated and bug fixed vuex-web3-sync Removed account storage and management from local glo node Merged Account Control from manage tab to settings tab Removed Light Node Options (Standard node) Added Lite Node Option (Recommended / Remote RPC node) Began preparations for separation of mainUI from feather-client repo to featherlite repo New Account Control Ability to set coinbase Unlock/Lock Accounts Private Keys stored in App Locally and Encrypted Added contract deployment Added contract Integration Added token watch Added token deploy Added token send from accounts Special Thanks Wanted to take a moment and send out a special appreciate to the platform front-end team who have done some major work over the last weeks getting us prepared for mainnet launch on the 21st of May. Shannon Duncan — Architect of Halo.JS and Concept. Architect of Remote RPC. UI/UX Drawing guy. Nicolai Moraru — Halo.JS Implementation, Helped on Concept of Halo.JS John Leider — Unit Tests. Lots of them. Created Vuetify. Helped with UI/UX of wallet DAPP. Sean Kimball — Front End Dude. Implemented Wallet which was no small feat. Mike Hale — (Not part of front-end team but helped setup Remote RPC.) ^Shannon Duncan

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May 4th, 2018

It’s been a very productive week on multiple fronts. The masternode DAPP is looking great and our exchange interface is visually stunning. The next version of Featherlite is also wrapping up and should be out to testnet next week. Road to Main Net Wallet: It has been a crazy week for the wallet and we are finalizing interaction with smart contracts. Currently users will be able to “watch” a deployed smart contract and execute its methods. Users will also be able to add erc20 tokens to the wallet and it will automatically update your accounts with the respective token’s balances, allowing users to send tokens to each other. We are putting the finishing touches on contract deployment from wallet and a new version should be released to testnet very soon.   Deploy a Smart Contract   Contract Detail View   Accounts View Masternode: The updated contracts have been integrated and the dapp is now 100% functional. Testing on devnet has begun. Beyond Main Net Quest: Quest is coming together nicely. We have a refined user experience being ironed out, along with high speed message delivery continuing to be improved upon. Expect to experience a global player among chat, communication, and message delivery systems. Quest will be the central technology that ties together our community and notification systems. Other: Other pieces of the platform are being evaluated and iterated upon such as the portfolio, multi-exchange control, multi-coin wallet, and marketplace. Expect to see updates on these after main net launch as we focus on further development of the main platform. Exchange: The exchange website continues to take shape with most of the trading page UI being completed this week. The back end team continues to work on APIs with a strong focus on scalability and resilience. We aim to begin accepting pre-registrations for the exchange at some point this month to smooth out the initial onboarding of users when we eventually take the exchange live. Stay tuned! ^Devin Seto, John Leider, Sean Valeo

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April 27th, 2018

As we head into our last full sprint before Main net launch, our focus is primarily on testing and applying final polish to the platform. We’re getting very excited as May 21st approaches! Road to Main Net The new wallet was deployed to Testnet this week. New functionality includes: Accounts list Send from one account to another account View outgoing transactions View account details The masternode application has been updated to utilize updated contracts. Can now create, join and leave pending market contracts. A new Featherlite binary with masternode provisioning, private send and contract deployment will be delivered in time for Main net. We will also be releasing Halo Scan, our blockchain explorer, displaying all transactions on our chain (see screenshots below). We have also revamped our ICO portal to give it the same look and feel as our new website. ICO participants will have easy access to their funds come May 21st.   Halo Scan Block Summary   Halo Scan List View Exchange It’s the start of a new sprint and the team are focusing heavily on the API and Authentication pieces to tie the front and back end together alongside developing the user administration portal. Long term objectives have been drawn up for the DEx and development will begin in parallel with the Centralized Exchange. ^Devin Seto, John Leider, Sean Valeo  

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ICO Developers Make Good on Promises, Boosting Overall Market Confidence 

Last year, the crypto markets saw thousands of coin launches. As we all now know, plenty of these turned out to be out-right scams. Fraudulent ICOs like PlexCoin, REcoin, and DRC have left many investors skeptical about ICOs. After all, with little regulatory oversight, what’s to stop companies from launching a new coin and then pocketing the funds? Fortunately, rather than running off with bags of cash to countries without extradition, many ICOs are actually working hard to develop the products they got funding for. Given cryptocurrency’s recent challenges with frauds and schemes, this is a very good sign. Lots of crypto companies are actually using the capital they raised from their coins to create exciting new products for the crypto community, and this is increasing investor confidence across the market. Halo Platform was developed by a team of people who really believe in the future of blockchain technology and the important services it can provide to its community of users. We launched a very successful ICO last year, but that’s just the beginning of our story. We’ve used the resources provided to us by our community to develop some exciting new products, and more are on the way! Strong ICO-Funded Product Releases Make for a Bullish Crypto Market Media coverage of ICOs is shifting from a focus on exit scams and Ponzi schemes to a recognition of the new products and services being developed from this new approach to venture capital. Halo Platform is proud to be among the most productive participants of last year’s ICO wave. This is definitely good news for the cryptocurrency market as a whole, which has seen prices creeping upwards throughout this month. Based on the recent performance of the crypto markets, the HODL crowd is breathing a sigh of relief. The markets are famously volatile, and the upward trend we’re currently seeing could easily be a result of tax season ending. However, crypto investors are hopeful that markets will continue their bull run throughout 2018 as more and more companies who ran ICOs launch products. Halo Platform is Powering the New Wave of the Crypto Revolution ICOs have raised hundreds of millions of dollars over the past couple of years, and this is a lot of capital to fund new ventures. It’s critical for the health of the overall markets that crypto companies make good on their promises. If not, the exciting new technology that cryptocurrency represents may be dismissed by the mainstream as just another way to defraud people. Halo Platform believes in the crypto revolution, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure it succeeds. Our Mainnet launch isn’t just something that we’re doing for ourselves and our community, it’s something that’s meant to have a positive impact on the cryptocurrency markets as a whole. As Halo Platform continues to create better and more useful products, Halo Coin users can expect good things for the future. We’re working hard to create value for the community, and soon we’ll all be experiencing the benefits of a hard-won battle for the future of the blockchain. Join the Halo Platform Halo Platform
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April 20th, 2018

This week marked the first half of our 10th sprint. While focus has continued to be on main net launch, we are continuing to make great progress on our exchange, games and other features. Road to Main Net Feather Progress: The newest version of Featherlite is nearly complete and we will roll it out to testnet for our community next week! Masternode Progress: DAPP integration is wrapping up and internal testing will begin next week. Private Send Progress: We’re working out some of the kinks with private sends on our litenode and are moving onto optimizing Constellation syncing next. Wallet Progress: The new wallet is being tested internally. Look for it to roll out to testnet next week (see below for more details)! We are on track to meet our May 21st main net launch date. Wallet Since our last sneak peek at the new Halo Wallet we have added quite a few new features. Users can now view account details where you can see your basic account info (name, address, balance), detailed information about transactions sent from Halo Wallet, edit your account’s nickname, and even copy the account’s address. We have also started developing a way for users to deploy, interact, and watch smart contracts as well as adding custom tokens to send and receive. The UI for deploying and watching contracts is completed and we are hard at work getting blockchain interaction to drive the new UI.   Contracts Dashboard   Watching A Contract Exchange Progress remains steady and fast on the exchange with the past week seeing completed mockups and the beginning of site development from the front end team; Network architecture concepts coming to life, and distributed event logging being put into play on the back end. Implementation has also begun for the Decentralized exchange which we intend to launch as a Feather DAPP to allow for distributed liquidity trading. Block & Chain Games Now that all of our games are in a playable state, we are working on integrating them into our blockchain through Smart Contracts. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be announcing our launch title. It’s a game that will define the genre for blockchain entertainment! In the meantime, check out this creepy 3D character from our upcoming battler game…   Look for an opportunity to participate in our beta tests soon! ^Devin Seto, John Leider, Sean Valeo, and Scott

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April 14th, 2018

The Halo Platform main net is scheduled to go live May 21st. This announcement was made in the AMA (Ask Me Anything) session hosted by CCI yesterday. You can watch the entire session here: https://zoom.us/recording/share/aZGsdge3OgcxxqMsJJT0jc3G4GsjHCOm_GHOyUVb3MawIumekTziMw Stay tuned for more such sessions with the Halo Platform team! Road to Main Net Feather Progress: All mockups have been approved and work is in progress towards updating the interface. Masternode Progress: The new masternode smart contract is done and integration into our DAPP system is underway. Private Send Progress: We are continuing to work through the sync issues mentioned in the last update. We had a breakthrough this week and were able to resolve one of the key issues. Wallet Progress: The existing wallet has been completely rebuilt to better match the platform UI. The upgrade is currently at feature parity with the existing wallet and is set to start receiving additional functionality before release. The platform will undergo a period of extensive testing and polish before launch. Exchange Status The front end team completed mockups for all exchange pages including the very exciting trading page (carefully designed with the input of multiple professional traders), and this week is shifting focus into development. Half of the back end team is working this week on conceptualizing and building out the wallet and accounting infrastructure, while the other half is working on the API layer to begin accepting pre-registrations for the exchange. If you still want to join the Halo Platform Testnet, there’s still time! For a known list of bugs and other issues in Featherlite 1.0, check out our #testnet-announcement chat on Discord. https://discord.gg/g3UdCCk ^Devin Seto, John Leider, Sean Valeo

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April 6th, 2018

Testnet Update — 04–06–2018 The march to Main Net launch continues and we have a sizeable amount of information to share with you this week. Big shoutout to all of you who have participated in Testnet. Your feedback and bug reports have been invaluable in helping us build the best platform for all of our users. We have tentatively scheduled an AMA session at 1:00 pm CST, next Thursday, April 12th. We will be answering questions from the community about the various facets of the Halo Platform. Jason Boron at CCI will be hosting. Come join us face-to-face and learn about our in-flight projects. Join the CCI Facebook group to participate: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CCInvestingCommunity/ Or go here to spectate: https://www.facebook.com/CryptocurrencyInvestingCommunity/ Road to Main Net Feather Progress: The newest version of Feather 1.0 is available <link> and has a few more aesthetic bug fixes: Lines are now seperated at sign in. Manage button now takes user to the account screen Wallet now displays Halo h and not eth symbol. It also includes private key importing in the Manage menu. For a list of known issues in Feather 1.0, please refer to the #testnet-announcements chat in Discord. Feather 2.0 development has made big strides this week, with the new design finalized and development underway. In the effort to unify the user experience across the entire HALO Platform, we have re-imagined how DAPP styles integrate with Featherlite.   Featherlite 2.0 Mockups We moved account based actions into a toolbar to better align its location with good material design practices. DAPP navigation drawers are being changed into speed dials (Similar to Google Inbox) and all views will contain an application action bar. This action bar is where individual pages of the DAPP will display its actions.   Featherlite 2.0 Masternode Progress: While testnet is still underway, we have opted to move ahead on further optimizations. We have designed the masternode smart contract to enhance performance, robustness and security as well as simplicity for DAPP development. To that end, we broke the smart contract into several subcontracts in a hierarchical way to better clarify the relationships between them. Private Send Progress: We are working through some sync issues in the private send code, which need to be resolved before it can be pushed to testnet. Exchange Status This week has seen further testing of advanced order types on the exchange back end in an effort to harden the algorithm. We are now shifting focus to integration of a more scalable order management API and cloud deployment. On the front end, we plan to wrap up wireframing and mockups for all of the exchange pages and look forward to sharing screenshots with the community soon. There remains much work to be done, but we are happy to report that we are on track internally with progress. Two weeks ago some of our East Coast exchange team members met at the Synapse Innovation Summit in Tampa in an effort to recruit staff, spread the word and learn more about the future of blockchain.   From left to right: Sean, Josh, Mike. Portfolio Status UI Design and mockup for the Portfolio have been completed and will begin implementation next sprint. It features the new Feather 2.0 design principles with an included action-bar and speed-dial navigation.   Portfolio Home Page — Designed for Featherlite 2.0 Block & Chain Games Studio Update We’re continuing to make good progress on all of our games in development. Our new website is nearing completion and will be up and running next week. The site will showcase each of our games and eventually provide a portal to our gamer platform, also known as Player Central.   The Block and Chain Game Studios Home Page Our first game will soon be available to the Halo Platform community for beta testing. Draggin’ Dragons features a fun, intense racetrack experience, where you can wager on your favorite dragon and watch as they win the championship. Or if you prefer, you can bid on a dragon in the Auction House and, if you win it, you receive a cut of all their winnings. This is blockchain racing excitement like never seen before!   THe Draggin’ Dragons Logo ^Devin Seto, John Leider, Sean Valeo Join discord for questions, comments, or concerns: https://discord.gg/zwxXxtn

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March 30th, 2018

Current Featherlite Ver: 0.1.8 We want to take a moment today and provide an update on the Testnet features we have launched to date. Specifically, we would like to address known issues as well as reiterate those which have been fixed in the latest version of Featherlite. Known Issues Contracts not functional. Featherlite sometimes thinks Glo daemon running, when it is not. External links on Website don’t function when viewed from within Featherlite. Account Control sometimes shows users are logged in even though they have logged out and closed Featherlite Placeholder text in account details   Select Fee on the Send Page shows the fee in Ether.   Anytime you go to Manage Account, all accounts appear Locked, even though they aren’t   “Invalid Date” occasionally appears when sending Halo   Featherlite error appears when you try to open more than one instance of Featherlite at once.   Issues Fixed to Date Account details on dashboard are now displaying correctly Recent blog posts now show in their entirety when clicking “Open” Removed bottom-right icon that opened a window no nowhere Removed FAQ overlapping with account management You don’t have access to testnet accounts in other networks and vice-versa Unlocked status on footer now shows correct status Thanks to everyone for bringing these issues to our attention. We appreciate all of the feedback we have received so far and look forward to sharing updated functionality and bug fixes with you as we release further updates.

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