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Ravencoin is an open source project built on a code fork of bitcoin version 15.1. Ravencoin fairly launched on the 3rd of January 2018 without ICO, pre-mine or masternodes and was announced by Bruce Fenton on twitter. Ravencoin is focused on building open-source technology and has a strong and growing community. Ravencoin aims to implement simple issuance and management of tradable assets on a blockchain. To avoid centralized ASIC mining of Ravencoin the developers created a new algorithm, X16R. What makes X16R unique is the changing order of 16 hashing algorithms based on the hash of the previous block. This random reordering of hashing algorithms makes it reasonably resistant to ASIC development. The developers have also stated they are committed to keeping it ASIC free and can easily alter the algorithm if an ASIC is developed. The core team has produced a roadmap with a development plan of 7 phases. A more detailed timeline is available here. The roadmap for the code development was published on the project's github on the 3rd of April 2018. The white paper describing the background and intention of the project was published on the same date on Ravencoin.org and Bruce Fenton posted a Twitter thread summarizing some key points of the whitepaper and growth of the project to date. At the time of launch, the core team was funded by Medici Ventures who are owned by Overstock.com - Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock talks about Ravencoin in this BusinessInsider interview.

Companies using Ravencoin assets since their launch on Nov 5th, 2018

Date Company Company Info Relation to Ravencoin
19/12/18 Umusa Community Development Projects Twitter,Discord South African Nonprofit Organization (REG:128-548 NPO) Will tokenize shares of a greenhouse as non-profit fund raise and other start up programs for micro businesses founded by children and adults.
18/12/18 Medici Ventures Inc

Chainstone Labs

Medici Ventures (wholly-owned subsidiary of Overstock.com) works on advancing blockchain technology.

Chainstone labs is a technical advisory and investment company.

Medici Ventures completed a $3.6 million securities token transfer using Ravencoin for a equity purchase in Chainstone labs.

Live video here (3 min).

06/12/18 BitsBeTrippin Cryptocurrency Channel/Store, since 2013 Bits Be Trippin' offers 'The Boring Not a Flamethrower Ravencoin Asset Linking Service' to help bridge the gap of unique assets with real world assets using Ravencoin. Explanation video here. (7 min).
14/11/18 LoftVR Builds Virtual Reality Arcades LoftVR is offering a limited edition art piece of a Tron Countach
12/11/18 Assure Services Provides administrative and transaction services for the private investment marketplace Issued 700 Ravencoin assets
06/11/18 Crafty Hands Music, ASCAP An independent publishing company administering the rights and licensing of our affiliated Artist's compositions, including: royalties management, collection and distribution of writer's and artist's shares, and targeted promotions. Using RVN to track and manage publishing shares
05/11/18 Ravenland Community driven experimental agent for buying and selling land and estate Uses Ravencoin assets to exchange ownership of land slices. (Project in development.)
05/11/18 RAIN6 Firearms Training & Solutions RAIN6 tokenizes guns on the Ravencoin blockchain.
02/11/18 Comistar

TokenizEU

TokenizEU is a security token issuance platform that helps to structure security token offerings and comply with the regulations in the European Union, as well as issue tokens and enable investors to participate in the offerings. Comistar Global uses Ravencoin for their TokenizEU STO platform.
31/10/18 Blocknerds.io Provides dApp and Smart Contract development on several major blockchain protocols using on-chain and off-chain solutions. Uses Ravencoin and IPFS to build a decentralized Web. Demo video here. (2 min).

Please contact the moderators on Ravencoin Community Discord if you would like to have your company added here. We are actively editing this list with updates and we try to include anything that we can find. If you see your project or company listed here and wish that the description should be changed or that the listing should be removed. Please let us know. Last update: Dec 27th, 2018

Other (Spotted) Projects

Ravencoin Blockchain parameters

Block Time: 1 minute

Block Reward: 5000 RVN

Total Coin Supply: 21 Billion

Type: Proof of Work (PoW)

Next Halving: Block 2,100,000 (~January 3rd, 2022)