Syscoin Releases Final 2.0 Beta, Begins Development Fund & Reduces Total Number of Coins by More than Half

Leading Coin for Online Marketplaces Soars 25x in Value in 45 Days; New Features Include Fiat Price Pegging, Built-in Marketplace & Smart Contracts

 

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(March 31, 2016, Washington, DC) Syscoin (www.syscoin.org), the first cryptocurrency built specifically for the needs of online merchants and marketplaces, has released its eagerly awaited Final 2.0 Beta version, the final step toward the release of its main net release in April, said Sebastien DiMichele, Syscoin spokesperson.  Anticipation of this development, coupled with last month’s announcement that it had been chosen by Microsoft for its BaaS service, Azure, has increased both volume, making it a top ten coin on several exchanges, and increasing its market cap from under $200,000 in early February to more than $5,000,000 in mid-March.

 

At the same time, Syscoin has announced it plans to reduce the ultimate number of authorized coins from its currently planned 2 billion to 900 million, including the current 428 million and a new development fund of 15 million coins in order to limit lifetime inflation.  The development team had considered a reverse split of coins, but did not want holders of the coin to be confused by holding fewer coins worth more apiece.  This solution actually increases the long-term value of all coins by making sure that no more than 900 million coins will ever exist.

 

 

New Features Include Fiat Price Pegging, Built-in Marketplace, Smart Contracts & Direct BTC

Syscoin’s 2.0 Final Beta release is available publicly via a testnet and provides a multitude of never-seen-before services. Syscoin 2.0 features a suite of the decentralized functions and a built-in marketplace. This integrated system includes encrypted messaging, integration of smart contracts via the combination of certificates and its decentralized marketplace, an affiliate program, aliases, certificates, fiat to Syscoin price-pegging, and enabling Bitcoin Payments as an option.

 

“Testing Syscoin 2.0 functionality using a testnet is extremely important,” said DiMichele.  “We want to make sure that if any errors arise, testers do not have to use their own money.”

 

 

About Syscoin

Syscoin is a revolutionary cryptocurrency that allows low-cost financial transactions, like Bitcoin, and additionally provides an all-in-one decentralized infrastructure enabling trading goods, digital certificates, aliases, encrypted messaging, the first decentralized affiliates service and an arbitrator-based escrow service.

 

Syscoin recently became a Microsoft Azure partner for its cloud-based Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) platform. Syscoin trades under trade symbol SYS on virtual currency exchanges, including Bittrex and Poloniex. Syscoin is designed by an open-source development team of five. The Syscoin development team has been creating innovative cryptocurrency projects since December, 2013. Experienced in various software languages, the team is equipped to ensure Syscoin’s future development and ease-of-use of its services.

 

 

PRESS CONTACTS:

 

Agency Contact: Erika Zapanta, erika@transform.pr, 702-503-1239

Syscoin Contact: Sebastien DiMichele, sebastien@syscoin.org

 

Visit Syscoin on the web: http://www.syscoin.org

Like Syscoin on Facebook: http://facebook.com/syscoin

Follow Syscoin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/syscoin

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