UniversaBlockchain.com — new home
Hi everyone. While we were planning to write news about how and where our business development is heading, and what milestones have been completed under the current contracts, the world threw several days of hard and exciting work at us, related to moving to a new domain. More detail on that later; for now, just write down our new address — UniversaBlockchain.com
5/02 Universa // Uzbekistan
Universa Global delegation started the month with a visit to Tashkent, to meet the management of NAPU (National Project Management Agency) and “Digital Trust” foundation. During the meeting we presented Universa solutions for digitization of the Uzbek economy and had meetings with several companies from Uzbekistan. You can see some results of that visit in our article:
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7/02 Digital Assets Management Platform // Liechtenstein
In February we had another meeting with our lawyers in Liechtenstein, to proceed with legal and financial structuring of the Digital Assets Management Platform based on Universa Blockchain, which can turn any real world physical assets into tokens — kilograms of nickel, square meters, liters of gasoline, and even hours of work. This continues the work we started at the end of last year with uCHF and uGold.
11/02 Universa // IDCM Listing
On the week of February 11, we had numerous meetings in Moscow with regional governments to prepare for joint activities in the backstage of the Russian Investment Forum. We also launched at IDCM exchange in China, which immediately became one of the most active exchanges our tokens can be purchased at.
14–15/02 Russian Investment Forum // Sochi
At the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi I moderated a round table discussion with Artem Shadrin, Director of the Department for Strategic Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Economic Development, and Alexey Fursin, Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of Moscow City Government, concerning new opportunities for developing hi-tech as part of the innovation supercluster being established in the capital. The discussion was joined by government and business representatives from major technology companies. The idea of building a large-scale innovative supercluster that is unique for Russia was suggested by Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin in April 2018. The project aims to combine the scientific, production, human and entrepreneurial capacity of the capital region into a single transparent innovative ecosystem, boost demand for innovative technologies by municipal and business entities, gather a pool of all scientific developments in the region, provide efficient instruments for raising investment, provide legal support and assist with exporting the technologies.
I talked about investment into the transport of the future, describing the infrastructure for flying cars, delivery drones and other digital infrastructure of the future.
Since the Forum was attended by delegates from all Russian regions, we continued talking to the representatives of Udmurtia and KMAO, where we have ongoing projects.
After intense work at the Forum we spent several days processing the requests and contacts received, distributing prospective contracts and at the same time selecting new furniture for the Universa office. I believe by May our office will look like we’d imagined and visualized it.
22/02 UAE // Abu Dhabi
An urgent one-day visit to Abu Dhabi and back, for a round of very important negotiations. UAE have adopted the Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 and intend to move 50% of all government transactions and documents to blockchain by 2021, to save paper on almost 400 million documents printed annually, commissions on 11 billion transactions and free 77 million man hours. We expect to see the results of these negotiations in May.
25/02 Mobile World Congress // Universa HUB
This year at Mobile World Congress, Universa Global was represented at Universa HUB Africa stand, as a region of potentially fastest digitization growth, both for government services and the corporate segment. During the Congress we had successful negotiations with the ICT Ministry of Uganda and started discussions of the first joint projects.
26/02 Bahrain // GCC Financial Forum
Economic Development Board (EDB) of Bahrain invited us to attend GCC Financial Forum 2019. Our task was to continue talking to the Central Bank of Bahrain and agree on specific licensing terms for working in the region.
While negotiating with other conference participants, we agreed to launch joint projects in the Gulf countries, signed MoU/NDA and even deployed a test network for one of the projects.
I made a presentation to AFK Sistema at the MGTS Innovation Day about the future of smart cities, digital infrastructure and the place of Universa Blockchain technology in this digital future.
St. Petersburg, Udmurtia, Moscow, the biggest companies in the CIS, negotiations, demonstrations, round tables, visits to Universa office and return visits. The ordinary business activities, so fast and so generally insensible that it would drive any entrepreneur crazy. 🙂 This year industrialists, banks and everyone related to smart cities are heavily interested in smart blockchain technology. Which means these are the directions we will be working in.
14–15/03 SmartCity International Forum // Kaluga
Below is the video of my presentation on digital municipal transformation at the Smart City International Forum in Kaluga. We agreed with the mayors and the Ministry of Digital Development to develop joint projects and implement blockchain technologies in the public administration systems of Kaluga and a pilot implementation in Obninsk.
Here is a video of my interview to RBC (Russian Business Channel) regarding the law on digital assets and upcoming tokenization of the real economy.
We met the management of Huobi Russia and had a very fruitful discussion of our plans.
My article was published at the popular magazine Investing.com.
UniversaBlockchain.com — our new home
What happened to universa.io??!!!!!
Dear friends, our universa.io domain was taken away by a US court ruling. A company with a similar name filed an objection to our trademark application, which we submitted in January 2018. The company is in the US, the court is in the US, and ICANN is also in the US — this is why they were able to take away our domain name, even though that company was six months behind us in trademark filing! And neither our company nor .IO domain have nothing to do with the US either. Even our domain registrar in New Zealand was surprised, as they were never notified about domain owner change. That’s why we now reside at universablockchain.com, while our lawyers are checking what we can do about it in the European court which has jurisdiction over our domain.
· Universa Blockchain has been working fine all this time, despite the domain name change. No data from the blockchain (or the adjacent subsystems: Xchange, Crypto Cloud) was lost, modified or damaged — your data is completely safe with Universa Blockchain.
· During the first days, our first and foremost task was to review and update the code to protect ourselves against possible domain substitution. Other adaptations were done in parallel, to prevent other attacks, such as SSL/HTTPS. In particular, all our network and customer interaction initially used own encryption/signature layer, independent of SSL; but with the latest modifications, the nodes are explicitly available over HTTP connections and direct IP, which means Universa network can no longer be affected by ICANN or third-party SSL Certificate Authority.
· All client libraries and documentation have been updated to use the new domains and URLs.
· One pleasant bonus associated with the reconfiguration of our web resources is that all our web services now use the latest web protocol HTTP/2, which should boost performance even further.
Some important technical detail.
UniversaBlockchain.com is our new domain and new home 🙂
Universa MainNet has moved to MainNetwork.io domain (beta.MainNetwork.io )
Performance test here — https://access.mainnetwork.io/performance(20,000+TPS)
KnowledgeBase is now available at kb.universablockchain.com
The new BETA.UNIVERSA.BLOCKCHAIN 2.003
We have released a new main page beta.MainNetwork.io
Over the next few months, we will fill this new main page with our own and partner-provided smart contract templates, so that every user in Universa MainNet could conveniently execute a smart contract with just the web interface, without having to go into manual coding.
As a reminder, most of the useful information on network performance and detail of working with Universa Blockchain is always available here — https://lnd.im/UniversaDevelopmentMap
You want it — you got it
Here are answers to the important questions you asked over the last few days
What happened to Universa Blockchain network?
The network is fine, you can always check the current status at the link below or at https://xchange.mainnetwork.io/network
As a countermeasure to similar DNS attacks in the future, network nodes now use a decentralized mechanism for obtaining addresses within Universa MainNet.
Does token withdrawal/swapping work?
SWAP is perfectly fine. More than 3000 transactions were successfully completed in the last week — another testament of our platform’s resilience and reliability under load and under extraordinary circumstances. Unfortunately, Universa transaction anonymity system does not allow viewing UTNP-to-UTN transaction history; however, UTN-to-UTNP transactions can be seen here:
Sincerely your Paranoid CEO, Alexander Borodich