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  3. Beginning this week, we will be sending out newsletters every Friday. There is so much going on that we feel it makes more sense to publish shorter newsletters more frequently. Here are some of the new things going on at Halo Platform: New Releases Last night, we released version 3.0.0 of the HaloDEX, which includes a handful of improvements, including: Updates to match new wrapper system Adds background coloring to Market Orders (trade history) and removes the pricing color highlight Added a header to Open Orders Order fields will no longer correct what you are typing if you go over your balance Market Orders (trade history) can now be toggled to just show your previous trade history for that market UI now fully responds to a user being signed out of extension or account being locked in feather client Wrapper deposits are no longer shown on Balances page, but instead a button is shown to open a dialog to copy your deposit address (helps users with smaller screens/resolutions) Rounding errors should all be fixed This release also includes support for VET. VeChain’s currency. Additional coin wrappers are in development and will be available on the DEX in the coming days. No new extension or client download is required with this release. Simply refresh and Featherlite will pick up the changes. To see what we are currently working on at any time, take a look at our Status Board. Marketing Update On Wednesday, our CEO Scott Morrison participated in a livestream with Todd Blackburn of Crypto Coin Trader. During the interview, Scott answered a host of questions about the Halo Platform and provided an update on our various initiatives. We’re working with CCT to make the recorded interview available publicly on their YouTub channel. Look for an update next week. New Business Halo Platform shined at the World Crypto Con (“WCC”) held in Las Vegas at the end of October. Our leadership team connected with several prospective partners and wowed some of the biggest influencers in the cryptocurrency industry. There’s no replacement for hard work, and business development efforts like this have already paid off for Halo Platform. We’ve already solidified a partnership with Horizon State, a token-based blockchain voting and decision-making platform. Horizon State, a ground breaking token-based blockchain voting and decision-making platform has chosen to host their project on the lightning fast, super secure Halo Platform blockchain network. The Horizon State platform delivers unprecedented trust through the integrity and post-unforgeable attributes of the distributed ledger technology offered on the Halo Platform blockchain. Their voting system has already been chosen as the exclusive voting solution to be used by The Democratic Party of India and just this week it was announced that they will be used by New Zealand’s Opportunity Party, to conduct their leadership election next month. Halo Currency Listing LATOKEN, a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens, will soon be listing Halo Currency. This represents a major step forward for both Halo Platform and its growing family of partners in the cryptocurrency world. That’s it for news for this week, but new projects are always underway at Halo Platform. Join us on social media for the latest on what’s happening at Halo Platform and across the cryptocurrency industry. Did you know? There are detailed instructions and walkthroughs of the Halo Platform on our wiki. Let us know if there is something you’d like to see there and we will gladly add it. Halo Platform Twitter Reddit Discord Telegram Medium Google+ Steemit Facebook Youtube Instagram Github Scrypto
  4. Block & Chain Game Studios Weekly Newsletter November 16, 2018 News @ Block & Chain This week we began testing our games with Halo Currency. It was really cool to see the platform integrated within the games. One of us may or may not have accidentally dropped all their Halo on a single battle in Blockfight… We now have wallets integrated into our games and players with Halo wallets will be automatically signed in. No usernames, passwords, no fuss, no muss! Platform credentials are game credentials. Of course, players can also set up a traditional username and password if they wish. As we complete the Halo Platform wallet integration into our games, we have continued our marketing efforts in the run up to launch. We are continuing to release the fighter dossiers for blockfight and this week, we introduce the next one in the lineup. We give you Amorial... We also began introducing the Speed Racers to be featured in the upcoming Draggin’ Dragons beta release. Take a look at our first few racers: We also featured a Developer’s Blog, where we describe the Dragon’s Concept and where the idea behind the game came from. We’re excited to launch these games and share the fun we’ve built with everybody! Game Maker’s Corner Mary Ngai: Artist I typically work on character design and art for our games. My usual job is to paint horrifying creatures, nefarious villains and heroic characters, but I have also been helping the Draggin’ Dragons team develop the User Interface (UI). I’m a HUGE fan of games with a beautiful painted illustration styles like Blizzard’s Hearthstone, or Supergiant’s Bastion, and so I thought UI would be simple -- but boy was I wrong. Creating assets and handling files is a very technical process. Everything MUST be in the right position for each atlas using a specific setup. Knowing JSON makes it a lot easier, since that is how we handle file attributes. There is, of course, the creative aspects of designing the look of everything, but the bulk of my time is spent thinking about design. Working with the UI team made me realize how well thought out UI is, yet it is one of the most underappreciated aspects of games. Think about that the next time you log into a game and perhaps take for granted the login flow, neat buttons and robust menus, and appreciate all the hardworking artists and programmers who worked on it! In the News What’s hot in gaming, on and off the blockchain? Here’s where you find out! https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/11/prweb15901783.htm - Contentos, a decentralized global content ecosystem, announces a partnership with Yahoo! Taiwan to educate mainstream audiences about blockchain. B&C: We are big on gamifying knowledge and the idea of gamifying blockchain knowledge specifically is a fantastic way to educate novice users, curious to dip their toes into the blockchain world. There are many great ways to entice gamers to blockchain technologies. At B&C, our mandate is to make getting into our games as easy as possible. Thanks to the Halo Platform, we have some great tools to onboard new players, enable them to acquire Halo easily and place it in their wallet for gameplay. All our games will walk players through this process. We may even gamify masternodes at some point… https://www.gamespot.com/articles/all-the-2018-game-awards-nominees/1100-6463220/ - The nominees have been announced for 2018's The Game Awards. This year Sony Santa Monica's God of War and Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 are the two front-runners, locked neck-and-neck at eight nominations each including Game of the Year. B&C: Once upon a time, I used to wait with baited breath to see who would be nominated for the annual game awards. Would a game I worked on be nominated? Would a brave new IP make the cut? Something cool, innovative, fun? Nowadays, console games have become much like the movie industry: focused on blockbuster hits from established franchises (Red Dead 2 arguably is the notable exception here). I mean, how many Gods of War, Grand Theft Autos, Assassins Creeds and Battlefields can there be? More often than not, I find myself digging around Steam or the Apple App Store for a fresh, new, game from an independent developer. There are a lot of good games out there without the massive marketing and cinematic budgets behind them. And yet, some of these are the best games I’ve ever played. I’m convinced the future of gaming lies in the hands of indie developers and the blockchain is the best platform for them to raise capital, develop and thrive! Join The Block & Chain Community! Forums Website Youtube Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit LinkedIn
  5. Halo-Devin

    What is Draggin' Dragons?

    Sadistic, but interesting...
  6. Halo-Sean

    Dex Version 3.0.0

    Change Log: Adds VeChain support Updates to match new wrapper system Adds background coloring to Market Orders (trade history) and removes the pricing color highlight Added a header to Open Orders Order fields will no longer correct what you are typing if you go over your balance Market Orders (trade history) can now be toggled to just show your previous trade history for that market UI now fully responds to a user being signed out of extension or account being locked in feather client Wrapper deposits are no longer shown on Balances page, but instead a button is shown to open a dialog to copy your deposit address (helps users with smaller screens/resolutions) Rounding errors should all be fixed
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  8. Halo-Sarah

    Dragon Bio: Qimbainod

    Qimbainod, pronounced as ‘chim-by-nod’ and whose name means ‘swift wind’, is one of the fairest and rarest of the Mythic Dragons. https://www.blockandchain.games/draggin-dragons.html
  9. Halo-Sarah

    Blockfight Character: 'Amorial'

    Amorial, also known as the ‘Dream Bender’, is a sociopath who uses his abilities to corrupt and twist the minds of others.
  10. Halo-Sarah

    Dragon Bio: Yrsyntom

    Yrsyntom, pronounced as 'ear-sin-tome', was always the fastest flyer growing up. https://www.blockandchain.games/draggin-dragons.html
  11. Halo-Sarah

    Developers Blog

    Devin Seto, Head of Games: The idea to build a racing game on the blockchain came early in the life of Block and Chain Games. We wanted to demonstrate that blockchain games don’t have to be slow-paced, turn-based and all around boring. Instead, we decided to produce a player experience that was dynamic, exciting and thoroughly engaging. Originally, we wanted to pay homage to 8-bit games of yesteryear. In fact, we still have the prototype of the original gameplay. But we realized as time went by that, if we want to make a real impact on the blockchain industry and make a game that has broad appeal, we really needed higher quality graphics and animations. We also knew we needed to produce value in other ways. Because we work in cryptocurrency, we recognized there was an opportunity to bring about value for players through virtual goods ownership, whereby owners can purchase one of our “House Dragons” and receive a portion of their dragon’s winnings. Suddenly, we didn’t just have a racing game, but a deeper social game, where players compete for dragons and have the opportunity to earn Halo! Our upcoming open beta will be fully functional and will feature our Speed Dragons. Players will be able to play with Dragon Coins (in-game coins) and Halo, which they can also use to buy dragons. So why is it “beta”? Because some of the best features are yet to come! After the open beta, we will launch Dragon Breeding and Battle Tracks, where players can breed up to 140 dragons (and many more special edition dragons down the road) and train them in special skills to compete against each other in fast, furious, and frantic battle races. All in all, Draggin’ Dragons will be our opportunity to showcase the benefits of the Halo Platform and the Block and Chain team’s passion for great games that everyone can enjoy!
  12. Halo-Sarah

    Dragon Bio: Squishy

    Meet ’Squishy’, a loner and outsider among the dragons. https://www.blockandchain.games/draggin-dragons.html
  13. Henc

    What is Draggin' Dragons?

    I'm still waiting for you guys to announce the option to feed crypto kitties to my dragons. That would be so brutally amusing.
  14. recourier

    Dragon Bio: Nozig

    He's a sleeper. Doesn't look like much, but then outta nowhere, bam!
  15. recourier

    What is Draggin' Dragons?

    Looking forward to it!
  16. recourier

    Halo Platform Swag

    Yeah, let's get on this.
  17. Halo-Sarah

    Dragon Bio: Nozig

    As we get closer to our launch date for Draggin’ Dragons later this month, we would like to share with you the dragon bios, beginning with ‘Nozig’. https://www.blockandchain.games/draggin-dragons.html
  18. Two weeks ago, we marked a big step forward in building awareness for blockchain and cryptocurrency technology around the world. World Crypto Con (“WCC”) – a three-day international cryptocurrency conference that took place between October 31 and November 2 – attracted thousands of attendees to the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip. And while there were celebrity events such as WCC’s own Ultra VIP Party, featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Jon, most of the excitement at the conference was focused on the incredible potential of blockchain and cryptocurrency. There has been a flood of innovation and new enterprises geared toward building a new economy powered by cryptocurrency and blockchain tech. Halo Platform was right there in the midst of it all, eager to learn what the brightest minds in the crypto community have to offer and make valuable business connections for the platform. World Crypto Con Hosts Global Crypto Entrepreneurs World Crypto Con definitely lived up to its name, attracting an array of international entrepreneurs to the Aria Resort and Casino. Blockchain innovators rubbed elbows with investors and influencers looking to find out about the hottest new thing in the crypto space. According to Jonathan Keim, CryptoCurrencyWire Communications Director, “Everyone we talked to, from exhibitors to attendees, went home as huge fans of the World Crypto Con brand, and we are looking forward to seeing many of the same people and the friends they will inevitably be bringing at the next event.” Of course, the Halo Platform Team is right on the cutting-edge of blockchain tech, and they were pleased to attend this year’s World Crypto Con. Halo Platform CEO Scott Morrison and Business Development Manager Matthew Dowd participated in various globally-oriented events, made a variety of business connections, and took in the latest industry information from insiders on featured panels. And with 200,000 square feet of venue space featuring presentations, seminars, discussion panels, social events, and vendor exhibits all centered around the latest and greatest in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world. Cryptocurrency Grows In Popularity With Every Public Event Plenty of short-sighted individuals have dismissed cryptocurrency as a passing fad, but Halo Platform knows that blockchain tech is here to stay. It will almost certainly evolve over time, taking on new forms and offering new services, but cryptocurrency becomes more popular with each passing day. As more organizations hold events like last week’s World Crypto Con, we’ll be sure to see greater general adoption of cryptocurrency worldwide. Halo Platform is building a place where everyone in the cryptosphere can congregate, organize, strategize, and execute their cryptocurrency activity quickly and easily. It's built to make sure everyone can take advantage of all the great things cryptocurrency and blockchain tech have to offer, which will grow as these incredible technologies continue to gain footing in the mainstream. Join Halo Platform, and experience all of the incredible benefits of cryptocurrency and blockchain tech for yourself. Halo Platform Twitter Reddit Discord Telegram Medium Steemit Facebook Youtube Instagram Github Scrypto
  19. Halo-Sarah

    What is Draggin' Dragons?

    What is Draggin Dragons? Breed, battle and bet on racing Dragons. Cheer your dragon on as they triumph in a hair-raising run for the championship! https://www.blockandchain.games/draggin-dragons.html
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  21. Halo is coming together one peice at a time. Imagine where it will be by next year.
  22. DJMTC

    Halo Platform Swag

    Potential customer right here.
  23. Halo Platform’s Digital Currency To Be Listed on LAToken November 9, 2018 – LATOKEN, a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens, will soon be listing Halo Currency. This represents a major step forward for both Halo Platform and its growing family of partners in the cryptocurrency world. LATOKEN is a simple, fast, and secure exchange that allows users to trade crypto and tokenized assets. The rapidly growing cryptocurrency exchange broke into CoinMarketCap’s prestigious Top-50 list in July 2018, and LATOKEN has only continued to grow in popularity from there. Halo Platform is proud to be working with one of the cryptocurrency market’s most popular exchanges, and crypto traders everywhere will soon have access to Halo Currency on the LATOKEN exchange. LATOKEN currently hosts more than $35 million in daily turnover on its crypto exchange. LATOKEN offers more than 250 crypto pairs for trading, but this isn’t all the exchange has to offer. In addition to crypto trading, LATOKEN users can participate in selected Token Sales at the pre-sale and crowdsale stages. The suite of features available on LATOKEN has attracted more than 85,000 registered users to the exchange. Over the next several weeks, LATOKEN will begin accepting deposits on their platform. Trading for HALO will begin shortly thereafter. Keep an eye on our community and social media channels for these announcements. The listing of Halo Currency on the LATOKEN exchange represents a major step forward in the large-scale adoption of Halo Platform’s suite of cryptocurrency-related tools and services. Join Us Halo Platform Twitter Reddit Discord Telegram Medium Google+ Steemit Facebook Youtube Instagram Github
  24. Halo-Devin

    Halo Platform Swag

    We always welcome community ideas!
  25. dukeru

    Halo Platform Swag

    I've been invested since the ICO and have noticed a very little in the way of swag to promote the brand. Is there any project in the works to create and sell Halo and B&C branded apparel, mugs, etc.? If not, I'm game to create something and get it out there. I'm really jealous of Moggy's new mugs?
  26. Really looking forward to this. It's gonna be very cool.
  27. Block & Chain Game Studios Weekly Newsletter November 9, 2018 News @ Block & Chain Marketing for Blockfight and Draggin’ Dragons continued in high gear, with several features on our social media and partner platforms. This week, we also completed a low-friction onboarding flow for our games, which allows Halo Platform wallet holders to go straight into our games and use their Featherlite wallets to play. No more usernames and passwords to remember! Last week, we introduced the backstory for Blockfight and explained how all of the grotesque beings came to inhabit this planet and became the puppets of their overlords. This week we started to introduce the monsters on our forum and social media, starting with the dastardly Prince Panilio: In Draggin’ Dragons, we’ve built immersive, interactive environments. Watch dragons zoom over and under environment objects in their race to victory. Lootlift Lane, a track inside of a long lost Egyptian pyramid, is a great example of one such track. We also completed the Player Profile and Owner’s Paddock, where you can see all of the dragons you’ve ever owned and bask in your many victories! Look for Blockfight and Draggin’ Dragons open Beta to launch later in November! Decimated News Our friends at Fracture Labs have been very busy building their amazing post apocalyptic MMO. So much so that we are going to feature their major updates in our newsletters going forward. In fact, we’re publishing this week’s newsletter early to let everyone know that the Fracture Labs team are doing an interview in AltspaceVR this Friday at 8pm Central European Time (11:00 am to 12:00 PM PST). Click here to learn more: https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=567120730413441&id=457143298077852 If you don’t have time to watch the VR presentation and just want to see what’s new with Decimated, you can see the latest news along with their latest game trailer here: https://medium.com/@fracturelabs/a-multiplayer-online-survival-game-powered-by-blockchain-interview-with-stephen-arnold-the-ceo-f05950eabfb5 Game Maker’s Corner Devin Seto: Head of Games While working at Electronic Arts, I had the opportunity to teach part-time at the Vancouver Film School. The head of the Game Design program was an EA Alum (former Development Director for the NHL Hockey Franchise) and he liked to bring teachers in who worked in the industry so students could understand what game making was really like. Many people in my class (and since) have asked the question: How do I get into the games industry? Well, you can spend $50K+ plus in a game design program like that one and it might help. I would say roughly 10% of my students ended up in the industry long-term. And some companies still provide the “QA Opportunity”, where you can be hired as a contract Tester and after many long shifts and cutthroat competition, someone may notice you and maybe they’ll give you an opportunity. But let’s face it, getting into game development is hard. It’s a smaller world than you may think and people tend to hire game makers they’ve worked with before (myself included with the likes of Harold, Michelle, Ali, and Todd). Combine that with the smaller teams needed to build today’s mobile and casual games and the opportunities are fewer and farther between. Thankfully, the same tools and tech that allow for easier game development are available to anybody and free tutorials are all over the web. I often say to people “you and I could go into my basement this afternoon and start making a game”, then we can publish it on the app store and market it on social media and it just might be a hit! And thanks to the many review sites and platform rating systems out there, we can easily see how well a game is received. Nowadays, when I want to find a talented game maker, and my personal network isn’t yielding the desired results, I look for freelance game makers. I play their games and look at their ratings. I am rarely disappointed with what I encounter, as our two very talented game makers Adam and Anh will demonstrate. In the News What’s hot in gaming, on and off the blockchain? Here’s where you find out! https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/ethereum-blockchain-game-developer-reveals-the-thrills-of-creating-his-first-dapp/ - Building a DApp on Ethereum is a challenge that many developers have not faced before. One such developer is Michael J. Cohen, who is a front-end developer in NYC. He spent the summer creating a Dapp. The Dapp was a fantasy football game known as Blockgame. He has now decided to share his journey with the world. B&C: Thanks to open sourced blockchains like Ethereum’s and well, ours, independent game makers can dive in and build really good games on the blockchain. It’s projects like this one B&C likes to work with because indie game makers seldom think of things like community management, product support, low friction economies and viral marketing when building their games. As we mentioned when we published our whitepaper, we seek to find passionate, talented indie game makers and provide a platform for them to showcase their craft and launch the games of their dreams. Join The Block & Chain Community! Forums Website Youtube Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit LinkedIn
  28. Horizon State Chooses the Halo Platform Blockchain Network The leadership and development teams at the Halo Platform are happy to announce our recent blockchain hosting partnership with the exciting project, Horizon State As they explain in their whitepaper, “Horizon State has built a token-based blockchain voting and decision-making platform that delivers unprecedented trust through the integrity and post-unforgeable attributes of DLT. Horizon State delivers a secure digital ballot box, wherein results are immutable and voter identities are protected. Votes cast can be counted transparently, in real time, by anyone in the world. These counts can happen in perpetuity, as results are permanently retained on the blockchain and are immutable. More than that - Horizon State allows voters to verify that their own vote is accounted for, while maintaining their anonymity” (https://horizonstate.com/Horizon-State-Whitepaper.pdf) Their voting system has already been chosen as the exclusive voting solution to be used by The Democratic Party of India and just this week it was announced that they will be used by New Zealand’s Opportunity Party, to conduct their leadership election next month. The Halo Platform blockchain will handle tens of thousands of transactions during each vote. (https://micky.com.au/blockchain-voting-to-be-used-in-new-zealand-politics/) Horizon State uses blockchain technology and their advanced architecture to deliver on three core needs present in the voting/election space… “considered deliberation of decisions, effective mobilization of communities, and facilitation of secure voting.” When these powerful tools are offered to the public at large, it is possible to make “every voice count on a global scale.” The team behind Horizon State studied the strengths and weaknesses of the various blockchain networks available today and decided that the Halo Platform Blockchain was clearly the best choice of network provider. As their platform use grows, it is possible (and very likely) that the Horizon State system will be handling voting sessions with millions of transactions over a short period of time. The Halo Platform not only offers a lightning-fast network with zero gas fees (zero transaction cost), but is also secured at an enterprise level that could rival the security of many banks. Obviously, to ensure the trust and reliability of engagements ranging from shareholder voting to official government elections, network security was a major factor in the decision made by Horizon State. The Horizon State platform stresses the importance of increased engagement and is working hard to “empower communities with decision making tools that inspire trust” fueled by the use of their Decision Tokens (HST). The HST token will soon be listed for trade on HaloDEX , the Halo Platform’s advanced decentralized exchange, backed by one of the fastest and most secure blockchain networks available today. For more information regarding the Horizon State platform: inbox@horizonstate.com. For information regarding exchange listing and blockchain hosting opportunities please contact the Halo Platform’s Business Development Manager: Matthew@haloplatform.tech.
  29. We have made some important changes on our website to bring more information and insight to our users. First, we have added a Status Board to the bottom of our Roadmap. Click this link to see what we're working on each day. Second, we have added menu items under our Community section for users to Report a Bug or Request a Feature. We curate these lists daily and take all input into consideration for our roadmap, so please make good use of them!
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