October 28, 2019
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It is with bittersweet regret and deep gratitude that we announce the end of an era at Platin.
Platin will be shutting down on November 1, 2019, after which all Platin services will no longer be available. This resolution is not made lightly or in haste. It comes after many months of brainstorming and careful reflection and is one of the most painful decisions we have made.
Platin was born over two years ago when a small and ambitious group of founders had a vision of creating an open, universal decentralized location protocol for geospatial claims. A protocol so powerful that it would be the gateway for any company or individual wanting secure location-based verifications at a nominal cost. The Platin team worked tirelessly to achieve this dream as we set out to develop Platin’s proof of location. …
IBM has selected Platin for its IBM Alpha Zone technology accelerator. This marks the launch of a collaboration between Platin and the tech giant’s resources. The focus is on supporting and accelerating Platin’s work on furthering the development of its decentralized proof of location protocol, proof of address and other Platin use cases, powered by IBM’s AI and machine learning capabilities.
Alpha Zone is IBM’s flagship technology accelerator program — a half year long program offering unique access to IBM’s cloud infrastructure, development and AI and ML focused resources. Platin will use its cooperation with IBM to accelerate work on mobility anomaly detection and location data pattern recognition. …
Platin, the leading Proof of Location blockchain protocol, announces the addition of EOS Israel Leader, Hernan Arber, to its team.
Platin, the leading Proof of Location blockchain protocol, announces the addition of EOS Israel Leader Hernan Arber to its team.
While both Arber and Platin’s founders are regulars on the Israeli startup scene, with Arber having graduated from Israel’s prestigious Institute of Technology — the Technion’s computer science department, and Platin’s team conducting research in the Technion’s networking and cryptanalysis labs, it was the Global EOS Hackathon in San Francisco that brought the team together.
Hernan became aware of Platin when news of how Platin’s co-founders Allon Mason and Dr. Lionel Wolberger showcased Platin’s technology and presented at the closing ceremony of the 2018 EOS Global Hackathon in San Francisco when Block.One’s investment in Platin via its EOS VC arm was publicly announced. …
Platin is proud to announce that it is as a member of the Galileo Global Navigation and Positioning Service task force, contributing to the future of global navigation in general and assuring that Proof of Location will be even more secure and accurate.
While Platin’s current applications use GPS, our team is involved in much, more. While many people assume that “GPS” refers to satellite positioning that is actually only the name of the United States system. Several other countries including Japan, Russia, China and the EU have launched their own satellite-based positioning systems.
Galileo is the European Union’s satellite positioning system. With twenty-six satellites already in orbit, the European Space Agency’s satellite array has been delivering positioning, navigation and timing services. A number of device and smartphone manufacturers have already unveiled a first generation of Galileo-ready consumer devices. These can fuse information with the USA’s thirty satellites. …
Proof of location is revolutionizing the blockchain and geospatial industries.
Ethereum plays a special role, as it hosts most Proof of Location tokens and smart contracts. EOS brings new consensus, performance, and account management insights to the space.
Platin is leading Proof of Location on EOS, which has the potential to revolutionize this nascent industry. The EOS Community Initiative is an open forum with weekly meetings that has led to:
In this post we share of our recent accomplishments and goals, and tell how you can get involved. …
Platin PTNX tokens now have full integration with both Tokenary and Trust Wallet apps. You can now see the purple Platin geo icon next to your PTNX tokens in these apps!
Platin on Tokenary:
Platin on Trust Wallet:
Platin recommends that Platin PTNX token holders use the Tokenary (tokenary.io) or Trust Wallet (trustwallet.com) apps, both of which provide seamless cross-device wallet functionality available for free.
Both wallets support secure and convenient imports via private key or mnemonic.
Company Develops Blockchain-based Protocol for Proof of Location
Tel Aviv, Israel — January 30, 2019 — Platin, the world’s leading decentralized Proof-of-Location (PoL) protocol, today announced that it has secured investment from EOS Global’s EOS ecosystem fund, a partnership fund of Block.one’s EOS VC investment unit.
Platin, which will now build on Block.one’s EOSIO blockchain software, secured the investment after it showcased the capabilities of its innovative PoL protocol during the San Francisco leg of Block.one’s EOS Global Hackathon series. The San Francisco event saw 475 participants from 26 countries competing to build value-driven applications utilizing the EOSIO platform in a 26-hour competition. It was part of a five-event series sponsored by Block.one, which awarded over US$1.5 …
Please note that this is a supplemental overview of our utility token. For a detailed token economics explanation please refer to the Platin whitepaper. This post is also bound to the legal disclaimer that can be found at the beginning of the token economics section of the Platin whitepaper.
If you’ve heard about our TGE that happened on October 28th, then you probably know that the PTNX token is now officially real. Platin’s private sale participants have received their tokens, and Platin’s bounty participants will be receiving theirs in the near future.
The PTNX token is a protocol token that enables Platin signal harvesting functionality and incentivization. Platin created this ERC-20 token to begin to involve the community and future stakeholders in Platin’s decentralized location proofs and secure location verifications. After the intended future launch of Platin’s own blockchain, the Platin Plexus™, this ERC-20 PTNX token will undergo a one-to-one swap with the native Plexus token, referred to as the “PTN” token, enabling a much richer scope of secure location proofs. …
If you participated in our private sale, first we’d like to say thank you! We are glad to have you as part of our community.
You can now verify your contribution by going here.
To verify on the page, all you need to do is enter the ETH address you used to make your contribution. You will then be able to see the expected number of PTNX tokens that you will receive as well as the date that you originally made the contribution(s) and when you can expect the transfer.
Questions? Feel free to reach out to us!
Platin™ (platin.io) is a secure Proof of Location™ protocol based on activity recorded and exchanged by means of ordinary smartphones or more specialized devices. Platin™incentivizes nodes at scale by means of its own blockchain-based cryptocurrency ‘PTN’. The result is a secure location protocol that is ubiquitous, stackable, reliable, and suited for integration with any business based on location such as supply chain, money and location verifications, LBS-enabled commerce, token geofencing, KYC+AML, and more. Platin’s™ union of secure location and cryptocurrency at the protocol level is disrupting industries across the world. Location is Everywhere™. …
In preparation for the Platin TGE on October 28, 2018, Platin is pleased to share that Deepit AG has completed its audit of Platin’s smart contracts. The purpose of the audit is to ensure that Platin’s smart contracts are secure, robust, comprehensive and accurately reflect the Platin Whitepaper and token economics as communicated on Platin.io.
“With Switzerland-based Deepit AG’s outstanding track record and expertise with blockchain projects and smart contract audits, we felt that they would provide a comprehensive and in-depth review of Platin’s mission-critical TGE smart contracts for the PTNX tokens” said Platin CEO, Allon Mason.
In addition to this audit, Platin has partnered with Deepit AG’s consulting division. Deepit AG is currently managing Platin’s Italian language social channel and will oversee Platin product distributions in both Italy and Switzerland. …