Interview with Steven Saxton, Founder and Lead Developer, EverGreenCoin

1. EverGreenCoin (as described on your  facebook page) is an X15 algorithm PoW / PoS hybrid crypto currency. Are there many other coins that use this configuration? Why did you choose this particular hybrid?

EverGreenCoin (EGC) was literally designed from the ground up to be environmentally friendly. There are other coins that are X15 PoW / PoS hybrids, but few have the same structure of a foundation being funded by a small portion (2%) of the miners work and none have the same intent and exact same distribution and hence, coin supply.

X15 was used because at the time of creation it was not invaded by ASICs.ASICs are machines designed specifically for PoW mining that consume as much electricity as possible in an attempt to gain a disproportionately large amount of the distribution of coins. X15 ASICs are now readily available but fortunately were not before EverGreenCoin’s PoW phase had ended. Had the EverGreenCoin’s PoW phase lasted just a few weeks longer, people would have been able to mine EverGreenCoin with ASICs and that enormous consumption of electricity was avoided in EverGreenCoin’s name.

Mikros Announces $ 1.1 Million Navy Production Order for ADEPT Advanced Maintenance Systems

Mikros Systems Corporation (MKRS) announced today that it has received the first Delivery Order under its recent multi-year $35M contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, IN.

The order covers eleven new production deliveries of Mikros’ Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Testset (ADEPT) and is valued at $1.1M. The ADEPT units will be produced at the Mikros Manufacturing and Depot Center in Largo, FL and be delivered to the Navy later this year.

“We are excited and ready to ramp up the ADEPT production line here in Largo,” said Mark Laureigh, Mikros Director of Operations. “Having served in the U.S. Navy maintaining and operating an AN/SPY-1 radar system, I know full well the current value and future potential ADEPT brings to our sailors. We are proud for each opportunity we have to serve the men and women of our armed forces.”

The Mikros Systems Manufacturing and Depot Center in Largo, Florida was established in 2009 to manufacture and provide sustainment and logistics support for the ADEPT system. The center has produced and delivered over 200 systems to the U.S. Navy and provides continuing life-cycle support for the systems including, calibration, repair, and training.

For more information on Mikros Systems’ manufacturing capabilities, please visit the Mikros Systems website: http://www.mikrossystems.com.

CryptoCurrency For the Rest of Us

By now you have heard of Bitcoin or know someone who has. Bitcoin began the year at $430; it is now around $610 after peaking at $783. How are your stocks doing?

For the uninitiated, Bitcoin, and other digital currencies (aka crypto currency or altcoins), is at its core simply a line of code, the transaction, residing on more lines of code, the Blockchain. The Blockchain is Internet-based and is responsible for enabling Bitcoin to function as a global exchange.

The initial killer benefits of trading crypto currency include: instantaneous transactions, nominal fees, no banks or third parties, and no government.

Bitcoin is a global currency. Sending Bitcoin to someone in another country is no more costly than spending it at the local pub.

Bitcoin was the first digital currency though certainly not the last.
CoinMarketCap lists over 300 alt coins that trade daily and over 700 total.

Today at sites like Bittrex.com and Poloniex.com you can now Bitcoin to trade many of these other cryptocurrencies. Dollars, Euros, etc. are currently not allowed. To “play” on these exchanges you need to turn your FIAT currency into Bitcoin and then transfer the Bitcoin to the specific exchange of your choice. In the US this means registering with a US-based exchange like Coinbase or Gemini.

Crypto Currencies are the New Penny Stocks

Like penny stocks this is very risky stuff. You could loose your entire investment under the following circumstances:

  • The company goes bust or it was a scam to begin with;
  • You’re hacked;
  • You forgot the password to your digital wallet and did not back it up.

As with the trading of Penny Stocks many of the same rules apply:

  • Don’t play with more you can afford to lose.
  • Set your price with a limit order.
  • Do your own due diligence

A certain technical expertise is required to participate. In the old days we would say if you can program your VCR you’re ok, today the equivalent is if you can trade stocks from your phone, you can figure this out.

Also as a final word of caution, like Penny Stocks, most are crap and you could lose considerable amounts quickly. Start small and learn how to transfer the different coins to you own digital wallet. Lastly, it is never wise to leave large amounts of currency on the exchanges (Mt Gox and Bitfinex are two lessons learned.)

Useseful Links

The following are some useful links to get started:

Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations (Top 100)
https://coinmarketcap.com/

Crypto-Currency Due Diligence
https://www.coingecko.com/en

AltCoin Discussion Forum
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=67.0

CryptoCompare (Forums, Coin Descriptions, Prices, Portfolios)
https://www.cryptocompare.com/

Top 10 Commandments of Trading Cryptocurrency
https://www.coinpursuit.com/pages/top-10/

Top Digital Currencies by Market Cap as of 10/2/16
(According to CoinMarket Cap and coincap.io)

$100m and over

Bitcoin (BTC) – https://bitcoin.org/en/

Ethereum (ETH) – https://www.ethereum.org/

Ripple (XRP) – https://ripple.com/

LiteCoin (LTC) – https://litecoin.org/

Monero (XMR) – https://getmonero.org/home

EtheriumClassic (ETC) – https://ethereumclassic.github.io/

$10m and over

Dash (DASH) – https://www.dash.org/

Steem (STEEM) – https://steem.io/

NEM (XEM) – http://nem.io/

MaidSafeCoin (MAID) – http://maidsafe.net/

DigixDAO (DGD) – https://digix.io/

Dogecoin (DOGE) – http://dogecoin.com/

Lisk (LSK) – https://lisk.io/

Factom (FCT) – http://factom.org/

Waves (WAVES) – https://wavesplatform.com/

Stellar (XLM) – https://www.stellar.org/

Emercoin (EMC) – http://emercoin.com/

BitShares (BTS) – https://bitshares.org/

Synero (AMP) – http://www.synereo.com/

SingularDTV (SNGLS) – https://singulardtv.com/

Peerplays (PEERPLAYS) – http://www.peerplays.com/

Nxt (NXT) – https://nxt.org/

Counterparty (XCP) – http://counterparty.io/

$5m and over

Bytecoin (BCN) – https://bytecoin.org/

Siacoin (SC) – http://sia.tech/

ShadowCash (SDC) – https://shadowproject.io/en

Storjcoin X (SJCX) – http://storj.io/

Peercoin (PPC) – https://www.peercoin.net/

Tether (USDT) – https://tether.to/

GameCredits (GAME) – https://onlinegames.credit/

Bitcrystals (BCY) – http://bitcrystals.com/

Agora Tokens (AGRS) – http://www.idni.org/

I/O Coin IOC – http://iocoin.io/

YbCoin (YBC) – http://www.ybcoin.com/

There are 34 total coins with market caps over $5m. Those under $5m total around 450.

Top Exchanges to Trade Altcoins

Bittrex.com Based in U.S.

Bleutrade.com Based in Brazil

C-Cex.com Based in Germany

Kraken.com Based in U.S.

Poloniex.com Based in U.S.

Yobit.net English Russian and Chinese Translation (Russian business, Registered in Panama, Using server in San Francisco)

Capstone Companies, Inc. Reports Record Revenue of $8.9 million

Highlights:
~ Achieved record quarterly revenue of $8.9 million
~ Gross margin expanded 5.5 points to 23.9% of sales
~ Operating leverage drove operating income growth to $1.2 million
~ Net income of $1.1 million increased $1.8 million over a net loss in prior-year period
~ Raised third quarter 2016 revenue guidance to over $9.0 million
~ Uplist to OTCQB Venture Market scheduled for August 22, 2016

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL, August 15, 2016 – Capstone Companies, Inc. (OTC: CAPC, CAPCD) (“Capstone” or the “Company”), a designer of innovative LED lighting solutions including power failure lighting, today reported its financial results for the second quarter 2016.

Stewart Wallach, Capstone’s CEO, commented, “Our strong results for the quarter, with record revenue and solid profitability, reflect the great execution of our growth strategy by the Capstone team. Momentum continues to build with a growing number of consumers purchasing and enjoying our products at record levels. The holiday shopping season is our strongest period in the year, and we are expecting third quarter revenue to meet or exceed what we reported today for the second quarter.

Siyata Mobile Announces Uniden(R) Cellular Boosters Posted Record Sales in June

MONTREAL, QC–(Marketwired – July 07, 2016) – Siyata Mobile Inc. (the “Company” or “Siyata”) (TSX VENTURE: SIM) (OTC PINK: SIMFF) is pleased to announce that its recently acquired subsidiary Signifi Mobile and its portfolio of Uniden® cellular boosters posted ~$450,000 top line revenue in June 2016, representing a ~29% increase in sales over May 2016.

The increase in sales resulted from a combination of online marketing efforts, joint promotions with national retailers, and growing custom installation contracts with commercial clients.

Marc Seelenfreund, CEO of Siyata, states, “We are very pleased with the immediate results of our online marketing and joint campaigns with national retailers. It is very clear that when consumers are shown a cost-effective solution for poor cellular coverage, they become buyers of our boosters. Being fully capitalized allows us to expand and grow our revenue very methodically through increased marketing efforts.”