Aion: Latest Token Swap update, listing on CoinBene, more social encounters

Biweekly update 23rd October — 6th November


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AION Token Swap Week 6 Update: The Aion Token Swap is currently on it’s 6th week.

All AION Tokens that were deposited on Binance were automatically swapped to AION Coins. The deadline for depositing AION Tokens onto Binance was October 15th. Binance support has announced that trading has now resumed and all users are able to deposit/withdraw AION Coins.

There is now official support for the AION Token swap to the AION Coin in Coinomi. Coin holders can now benefit from the security of Coinomi’s industry leading desktop and mobile wallet during the token swap. Read more about the Coinomi token swap process here.

AION Token holders can exchange their AION Tokens to AION Coins on the following exchanges who are currently supporting the swap.

AION coin can now be purchased or sold on the following exchanges.

Source: Aion blog.

The Aion Token swap is mandatory and will be ending at the end of November.

A community member also created this visualization for the state of the swap. You can also view all token swap related posts here.

And a big update to the Aion Dashboard that includes new features like visualizations for network difficulty, Top miners, active addresses, as well as network switching and token view. You can read more about the inspiration for the new dashboard in this mega thread.

Social encounters

Aion was well represented at both the Web3 Summit in Berlin and Devcon4 in Prague.

Aion presents at Ethereum Devcon 4 October 30th: Mike Mason (Ecosystem Manager) and Sam Pajot-Phipps (Strategy), Kimberly Luu (Dev Evangelist), Yao Sun (Director of Engineering). Team members had meaningful conversations with a variety of high-level projects. Many updates to come in the coming month from this push.

San Fran Blockchain Panel with Aion, Hyperledger, Slow Ventures, Heavybit — Matt Spoke on “Building Ecosystems, Decentralization & Interoperability: a developers view into blockchain ecosystems” panel November 7th.

WinMiner launches innovative mining software with Bicameral Ventures, allowing millions to mine AION Coin at a click of a button. CEO Ariel Yarnitsky to do AMA on Aion Reddit Channel at 3pm EDT November 7th.

Singularity University (Canada): Introducing Matt Spoke as new Blockchain Faculty Member.

Podcast — 034. Adaptability And Helping To Build The Decentralized Internet W/ Matthew Spoke.

“There’s lots of evidence today that online and in our digital lives, which is increasingly most of our lives these days, there’s just a whole bunch of things that are broken. Things that we’ve accepted as normal. Things that we’ve come to see as the status quo. And, nobody’s questioned is it ok that I have to make the trade-off of free online services for personal private data.” Matt Spoke


Update Ledger Firmware and add Aion Coin App: Aion Community Manager, Jay Cleary goes step by step through the process of updating your Ledger Nano S hardware wallet and adding the Aion Coin via Ledger Live interface.

Borders: Matt Spoke discusses a future without borders.

Matt Update for the Week of October 26th:

Dialing in from Toronto, Aion Foundation Founder Matt Spoke shares updates regarding the token swap including new exchange support and wallet solutions, a call for participation to the bounties and grants program, and upcoming events.


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AION Coin Listing on CoinBene: CoinBene, a global cryptocurrency exchange, has listed the AION Coin. Coinbene is a trusted and secure exchange which trades over 100m, daily. The platform features a secure and user-friendly interface that provides multiple cryptocurrencies trading pairs.

Bitfinex — a global cryptocurrency exchange, is supporting the Aion Token Swap. AION Tokens deposited on Bitfinex will be automatically swapped to AION Coins.

KuCoin Will Start the Aion (AION) MainNet Token Swap: KuCoin will start the Aion (AION) MainNet swap and complete the MainNet token swap automatically for AION holders. To ensure the smooth release of the AION MainNet and the proceeding of the swap, KuCoin will close the AION deposit and withdrawal services temporarily at 16:00:00, Nov 7, 2018 (UTC+8).


Right on target.

Phase 1: Kilimanjaro 2018

  • Virtual Machine — FastVM with EVM Source Compatibility
  • Aion Interchain — Token Bridge and Interchain Communication
  • Aion Proof of Work — Equihash 210_9
  • Aion Core — Multi-Chain Framework, Wire Protocol (P2P), Tx Pool, Event Manager
  • Aion APIs — Java API, Web3 API Compatibility

“Aion Virtual Machine (AVM) testnet is coming in December
The AVM will be Java-based instead of Solidity based
Next Aion Consensus spec coming in “next month or so”.

Partnerships and team members

Nodesmith Releases Public Beta: As part of an ongoing request for decentralized infrastructure, Aion is looking to companies such as Nodesmith to build out different pieces that tie the Aion ecosystem together. The launch of the Nodesmith node hosting service via easy to use APIs is the solution that allows developers to focus on the development of their decentralized application — without the hastle of running any infrastructure themselves.

  • Nodesmith is the fastest option for connecting to the Aion Network. It’ll only take you a few minutes to start reading data from the Aion network or sending transactions.
  • Nodesmith manages all the difficult tasks associated with blockchain infrastructure
  • You don’t need to be running Ubuntu to build an app that integrates with Aion. With Nodesmith, you can connect to the Aion network on any platform by using our HTTPS endpoints.
  • They are fully compliant with the standard JSON RPC interface, so switching from a local node to our service (or back) is trivial.

By focusing on easy network access, reliable infrastructure, performance and scalability, — Nodesmith supports and simplifies the creation of decentralized applications. Nodesmith will keep this public beta open until their targeted official launch later in December of this year.

CryptoCurve announces partnership with and Aion: Integration of Aion into the CryptoCurve ecosystem is currently completed and will be made available with the latest update to the Curve Wallet scheduled for late October. “Interoperability is in our DNA as a company,” explained CryptoCurve Founder and CEO Joshua Halferty. “Our longstanding partnership with Wanchain has helped us build our applications to be natively interoperable, and this new integration with Aion and ICON will open a lot of new doors for us in terms of scaling and expanding our ecosystem for our users.”

Aion Giveaway by Coinomi: Coinomi has partnered with Aion Network to airdrop thousands of AION and giveaway 10,000 $AION to a lucky winner. AION joins over 125 chains & hundreds of tokens natively supported by Coinomi Wallet.

Aion Network co-Founder Kesem Frank participating in University of Toronto’s (UofT) start-up accelerator Creative Destruction Lab blockchain program.

WinMiner (and us) are Bringing Crypto Mining to Grandma on the Aion Platform in Bicameral Ventures blog.

WinMiner Launches Altcoin Mining for Everyone: An in-depth piece from Coinsquare News on WinMiner’s initiative to bringing mining to the masses.

Magnum Wallet is loaded with AION.

Fifth9s First Dapp is Live on Aion: The 1st Aion Network dApp SPRXS (@sprxsapp) by Fifth9 Digital (@thefifth9) is live. Check it out — . Hear more about patents & blockchains on Fifth9’s podcast.


Twitter — Matthew Spoke‏ @MattSpoke: “Geographical distribution of communities is critical to success for any decentralized protocol, but superficial community initiatives aren’t sufficient. 2019 is @Aion_Network’s year of global growth. Lots to be excited about!”

Tenzorum Project @tenzorum: DevCon4 — Tenzorum catch up with Aion Network — some great things coming soon 🦄:

Source: @tenzorum.

Brad Laurie‏ @Brad_Laurie: “enterprises are essential if we ever wanna to see the mass adoption of either utility-based DLT startups or decentralised digital currencies. Startups/platforms such as $AION are fuel for the new business d-ecosystem.”

Welcome to Protocol Weekly: Aion in 8x Protocol blog.


Telegram group:

@TheInterstellar (group member):

Upcoming milestones & events in Q4 2018:

  • Matt on Heavybit panel, SanFrancisco Nov 6
  • Final public TRS distribution: Nov 9
  • Token Swap period ends: Nov 30

15 projects launching on Aion by EOY 2018:

  • (pilot w/ public security firm w/ 100s millions users)
  • GG (2M users) launching late Nov
  • (Pilot program with 10k taxis)
  • AFX logistics
  • THÉO project & SPiRO for enterprise.
  • 2-way cross-chain bridges were demo’ed at Engage Aion event & will soon be released
  • MavenNet team to release info on validators & bridge operators by end of Nov
  • Java-based Aion Virtual Machine (AVM) testnet coming this Dec & to Mainnet in Jan
  • Next Aion Consensus specs coming in “next month or so” according to Matt’s Oct 5 update”

@AionJay (Community manager, admin):

“Vote to get Aion Founder Matt Spoke in the running for Coindesk’s “Most Influential People in Blockchain 2018.” His name was not considered in the choices, you have to add it in the other field.”

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to AION on

Reddit discussion — Aion vs. API-based “competitors” (Overledger, Blocknet).

Aion Community T-Shirt Design Contest: The contest opens on October 30th and closes on November 16th. The design winner will be announced on November 20th, judged by Aion’s marketing team. The winner will the prize is 100 Aion coins and mailed their design printed on a T-shirt. Two Runners-up will also be mailed their design printed on a T-shirt.


Bitcoin Crashing? How To Mine AION — Crypto News — World Crypto Con — Lets Hang Out on Crypto Crow Youtube channel.

Crusher of the Month: Aion (AION) — Multi-Tier Blockchain Interoperability Network.

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The community is quite active discussing latest news, development, mining, token price and possible partnerships.

Twitter — Average number of retweets is 15–30 for one post. The number of followers has increased by 5 thousand over the last week.

Facebook — 10–15 likes per publication.

Reddit — threads with 2–10 comments. The longest treads has 18 comments — Aion vs. API-based “competitors” (Overledger, Blocknet) (27th October, 2018).

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The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Aion Reddit subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook likes. The information is taken from

Aion forum — discussions on mining, news, network statistics etc.

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Discord — active discussions on the latest updates and mining.

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