TUSC Swap Rescheduled for September 1st

Based on current progress towards the TUSC swap and mainnet launch, we’ve reached the conclusion that we cannot meet our planned swap date deadline  of July 15th.  After evaluating our current progress, we plan to open the swap for 30 days beginning on September 1, 2019.  We understand that many of you will be disappointed or frustrated, but we know that rushing towards launch without being fully prepared could lead to bigger problems than this short term delay.

One of our primary concerns in making the transition from OCC to TUSC is ensuring that all of the necessary pieces are in place to ensure that the swap occurs without error and our new blockchain functions as expected at mainnet launch.  This involves finishing and testing multiple interdependent products including the blockchain itself, a block explorer, wallet, API documentation, swap server, tutorials and help docs.

There are many benefits to launching a community project.  We are enormously grateful for the hours that developers and other volunteers have invested so far, and their commitment to seeing this project through to launch and beyond!  Sometimes, however, community driven work takes extra time to come together.

We appreciate your patience, and look forward to a successful swap in September!

Swap Date Announced!

We know you’ve been waiting anxiously, so we’re excited to announce that the date for the swap from OCC to TUSC has been set.  The swap window will open on July 15, 2019, and swapping will be available through August 14, 2019.  You’ll be able to swap 2 OCC for 1 TUSC, creating an initial TUSC supply of 50 billion.  After the swap, OCC will be delisted from exchanges.

The swap process will involve using a DApp to send your OCC to a designated wallet address.  The swap website and detailed instructions will be shared here, and on all of our official TUSC social media accounts when the swap window opens.  In the meantime, if you’re interested in participating in beta testing, or becoming a block producer, reach out to the TUSC team on Telegram.

New Cryptocurrency Project Targets the Gun Industry

Original Crypto Coin is relaunching as a new “gun friendly” digital currency called TUSC.

Salt Lake City, UT – October 9th, 2018 – Original Crypto Coin (OCC) announced today that they will be relaunching their ERC-20 token project on their own “gun friendly” blockchain called TUSC (The Universal Settlement Coin).

Rob McNealy, OCC’s Cofounder, said: “As gun owners, and ardent defenders of the right to self-defense, we know that the gun industry is constantly under attack.  We wanted to create a gun-centric crypto to act as a “continuity of business” payment system for gun retailers. Due to their decentralized nature, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies simply can’t be shut down by “activist” banks.”

McNealy said: “We are in the dial-up modem stage of cryptocurrency, however, a recent poll showed that half of all millennials are interested in cryptocurrency, and up to 18% already own them. Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are the future.”

Original Crypto Coin has recruited a new development team and many new advisors to oversee the transition to their new blockchain. More detailed announcements about the transition will be made over the next few months.

 About Original Crypto Coin

Original Crypto Coin, L3C is registered as a “low profit” L3C company in the state of Utah, USA. OCC’s stated mission is to educate people about using crypto currency. When they launched, OCC distributed 56 billion tokens for free in the largest “no strings attached” self-drop in crypto history.


Potential Cryptocurrency Hacks and Vulnerabilities

People and organizations that participate in cryptocurrency exchanges are extremely interested in security measures. That’s because the high value digital currency is especially attractive to cyber criminals. Of course, being vulnerable to attacks can be calamitous to participants. That’s why it is important for investors to understand the top hacks and security concerns about cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Vulnerability

Cryptocurrency exchanges are the online platforms where participants can exchange funds. Hackers are always looking to manipulate code to intercept these trades. When there are errors in the code or other vulnerabilities, it’s possible to experience a breach. When the hackers successfully exploit a vulnerability, funds can be drained with little ability to react quickly.

Historically, there have been many successful hacks of cryptocurrency exchanges, which  range from recognizing and using programming mistakes to taking advantages of security lapses. From the earliest successful hack of Mt. Gox in 2011, to the current day, it’s a given that hackers will continue to frequently direct attacks at cryptocurrency exchanges due to the large number of coins in their possession. Developers should take all possible precautions when testing security measures to preserve the exchange’s integrity, and users should carefully consider the safety of leaving cryptocurrency on vulnerable exchanges.

Wallet Vulnerability

Cryptocurrency hardware wallets, the small electronic devices that facilitate the storage and use of the private keys that secure cryptocurrencies, are packed with security features. Unfortunately, hardware wallets can still be exploited by hackers. For example, a hacker managed to interfere with the insecure micro-controller located within a hardware wallet to install malware.  A security breach like that could leave an investor’s cryptocurrency funds vulnerable to theft.

As the technology for digital wallets improves, manufacturers work hard to stay one step ahead of hackers who are targeting the devices. They will continue to include better  tamper-resistant features that keep funds safe within the wallets. However, one of the easiest ways to ensure the safety of your hardware wallet is to only purchase them direct from the manufacturer, or authorized retailers, and to check the packaging for any evidence of tampering.

Selfish Mining

Mining is the process that verifies cryptocurrency transactions and adds them to the public digital ledger, called a blockchain.  As the name implies, selfish mining happens when a miner (or a mining pool) chooses to hold off publishing the block they have just mined until it is to their advantage.

With selfish mining, they hide the block from others by failing to broadcast it, and get straight to work on the next block. This gives them a significant advantage over other miners as they develop the longest chain and they reap the rewards when they broadcast it.  Once the selfish miners chain is broadcast and becomes the longest chain, other blocks become orphaned or invalidated.

51 Percent Attacks

Mining pools allow miners to consolidate their resources and increase their power, but this power can be misused in the form of 51 percent attack. When a mining pool has enough hashing power, they can manipulate and control the network’s mining power. They can disrupt cryptocurrency transactions and make some things happen in their favor. This disruption in the network makes it insecure and the mining pool could cause problems such as double spending or even reverse transactions. While it can be difficult and expensive to organize and carry out a 51 percent attack, it has been done before and should be considered a possible threat with cryptocurrency.

Hacks and security concerns are simply a part of cryptocurrency and developers must work hard to stay ahead of cybercriminals that are actively looking for ways to access valuable coins. Unlike financial activity that happens in a traditional financial institution, cryptocurrency transactions are difficult to reverse due to their nature. Because of the increased risks of cyberattacks, expect to see continual increases in security technology and strategies.

Investing in Cryptocurrency

It’s no secret that cryptocurrency prices have been in a downward trend for months now. Shifting trends, higher fees, and overall skepticism brought by failed ICOs and projects have been hitting the industry non-stop since early 2018. However, the case is different with its back-end technology: blockchain.

For years now, the world measured the value of cryptocurrency by how the mainstream media reports it: 3000% gains, rags-to-riches stories – completely disregarding the concepts and technologies behind why cryptocurrency became valuable in the first place. This gives many new and prospective investors the illusion that cryptocurrencies, any of them, are the key to wealth in today’s digitized world. Although this is true in some respects, there is an undeniable proof that there are also many risky ventures in the crypto space.

This puts into question the necessary things to consider when venturing into cryptocurrency. Is there such a thing as a crash course to cryptocurrency investment?

Yes: It’s called blockchain.

Looking behind the scenes

Blockchain has been a sleeping beast for years now and for good reason: it was completely eclipsed in popularity by a product of its own. Blockchain is the fundamental technology behind cryptocurrency and its distributed ledger technology is the key in understanding how to make investments in the cryptocurrency space.  While cryptocurrency prices are low compared to last year’s, blockchain-adoption is still receiving favorable reception with counties like Colombia, Malta, Thailand, and even Japan considering applying it to their government infrastructures.

Investors should understand the key problem that blockchain is trying to solve: the presence of intermediaries for transactions, which became a core factor as to why its most salient application is in currencies. To understand the value of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, one must first understand moving away from central figures and intermediaries in terms of day-to-day living.

To keep it short: the removal of intermediaries will allow all participants to operate in a fair and transparent platform. This concept will be a fundamental guide for any investor looking for projects that are worth their while.

The frontline: blockchain use-cases

Investing in cryptocurrency is very speculative, and you should only invest what you are willing (and able) to lose.

That 3000% gain or a quick return may be a thing of the past, but you can make gains if you do a lot of extra legwork.  Investors have to research existing use-cases and compare the pitch of the ICO (initial coin offering) or TGE (token generation event) they are eyeing to weight their options. Extensive research into many aspects of the cryptocurrency will need to be involved.

If you’re going to invest, invest in blockchain use-cases and a successful team. Holding a diversified portfolio of coins backed by a strong set of use-cases and having a team that has been successful in other businesses can give a good foundation to build from.

Blockchain use-cases are the key factor for any crypto investment as it will be a strong indicator that the platform will be used in real life and thus generate transactions and value. This will also mean that the team behind a project with strong use-case will put the maximum amount of effort in maintaining the blockchain platform and the coin economy attached to it. A few examples of use-case industries that might find blockchain useful are fintech, supply chain, health, food, transportation, and governments.

Indicators and challenges

There are many things to consider before investing in a project. There’s the team behind it, the problems they are trying to address, the blockchain protocol they are utilizing, and the extent to which they are integrating blockchain into their solutions.

However, a quick way to judge a good project is to consider the cooperation of existing organizations and sectors in using the platform or project. After all, blockchain is a community-based technology: no community, no authentication. It is safe to say that a blockchain without a community or an alliance doesn’t make much sense in practical application. In short, look at how the project is received not only by the coin investors but the users of the blockchain solution itself. Consider the brands, names, and thought leaders involved in the project and do extensive work on researching every detail about their whitepaper.

Investing now on cryptocurrency is much harder than it was years ago simply because of the sheer options available to the public. Investors today must be wise and rely on the applications of the blockchain project to fully gauge the potential value of the coins.

Not an Investment Offer

This Article will not and cannot be considered as an offer to enter into an investment. It does not constitute or relate in any way, nor should it be considered as an offering of securities in any jurisdiction. This document does not constitute an offer or an invitation to sell shares, securities or rights.


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