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Official site (website): https://enigma.co Official Twitter account: https://twitter.com/enigmampc YouTube video (channel): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyyl1qq8o7uIKd9caF1fanw Github: https://enigmampc.github.io/catalyst/ Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/enigmacatalyst/ Official Discord group: https://discord.gg/SJK32GY Discussion forum: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2052215.0 CoinMarketCap (coin market cap): https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/enigma-project/ Explorer: https://etherscan.io/token/0xf0ee6b27b759c9893ce4f094b49ad28fd15a23e4 Explorer: https://ethplorer.io/address/0xf0ee6b27b759c9893ce4f094b49ad28fd15a23e4 PDF document file: https://enigma.co/#papers Official Telegram channel (group): https://t.me/enigmacatalyst Official blog (news): https://blog.enigma.co/ Support email address: info@enigma.co Github: https://github.com/enigmampc Medium (blog, article, news): http://www.medium.com/enigmampc

Truth and facts[edit]

  • Enigma Catalyst is a data-driven investment platform for crypto-focused traders, data curators, and investors. It is a platform that empowers anyone to build their own crypto hedge fund and participate in the coming Renaissance of the financial ecosystem. Catalyst is essentially an investment platform that enables developers to build, test and execute micro crypto funds.

Official

  • Slogan: Scalable privacy for every blockchain.
  • At Enigma, we believe in building a more decentralized future.
  • Enigma is based in San Francisco, CA, United States.[1]

Token

  • The official ticker symbol for Enigma token: ENG
  • ICO was on 11 Sep 2017.
  • Token type: ERC20
  • Total token supply: 150,000,000 ENG
  • Circulating Supply: 74,836,171 ENG


Video Playlist[edit]

Enigma Update #1 - Nov & Dec 2017, Big 2018 Plans!

00:00 Hello to the community and welcome to the very first video update for the enigma projects.
00:11 My name is Tor, I'm the head of marketing and growth for enigma.
00:14 If you're not familiar with the enigma project, what we're doing is building a privacy protocol through the use of secret contracts which are private smart contracts and that's going to allow us to create truly decentralized applications.
00:28 One of the biggest issues with blockchains right now is any data you try to keep on the blockchain is completely exposed, and also it's very computationally expensive, it's too difficult to keep data on the blockchain.
00:39 That's what our privacy protocol intends to solve.
00:44 This is a huge idea, it's very ambitious, we just wrote a blog post that outlines some of the many applications for the protocol, and how this could completely reshape multi-billion dollar industries and unlock billions of dollars of value.
00:58 In this video, we're gonna talk a little bit about what we were already able to accomplish in 2017, and what's coming in 2018, and what that's going to mean for our team, our community, our partners and our protocol.
01:09 We're really excited to share some of this with you, so please keep watching and thanks for the time.
01:15 One of our biggest priorities coming into the end of the year was to be able to tell our story in person.
01:22 So we went down to DEFCON at the start of November where our CEO guy gave a talk about our privacy protocol and decentralized data marketplaces.
01:30 It was a pretty popular talk, we packed the room, afterwards tons of people were coming up asking questions about the protocol, the potential to work together, it was really an amazing experience.
01:40 We've also been to token summit in San Francisco, we spend time speaking about the project in Israel at the calculus Fintech conference, and we also attended a number of in-person meetups including in Chicago.
01:53 Meanwhile we kept up our rate of research and development on the protocol level as well as at the application level.
02:01 Enigma catalyst is our very first application to run on the enigma protocol, a data-driven investment platform for crypto.
02:07 And we moved through a number of major releases this year, culminating in catalyst 0.4, which added major functionality, such as support for dozens of new exchanges as well as the introduction of paper trading which allows traders to test strategies without putting their own capital at risk.
02:23 In addition to the development work, we entered into a number of amazing partnerships with great companies and projects, including Aion at the protocol level to bring our secret contracts to every blockchain.
02:34 We also partnered with a number of projects at the catalyst level to expand crypto asset trading and adoption, like kyber network, ether delta and invest feed.
02:42 So what is this going to mean for enigma in 2018?
02:48 Well, we're really excited because the enigma protocol is gonna go live in 2018, we're gonna keep building out the protocol, we're going to keep building partnerships that are going to allow us to expand the privacy protocol, build new applications on top of it.
02:59 At the catalyst level, we're gonna keep up our rapid pace of development, we're gonna scale our data marketplace, add new data sources, scale our user base, it's gonna be a really exciting year for both the protocol and the application, we have a lot of big things planned.
03:13 We're gonna keep up the pace of marketing, we're gonna increase awareness of the project, help people understand why a privacy protocol is so critical and what it's going to enable in the space.
03:21 We're going to keep up hiring at a very rapid pace, we want to expand our team, we want to expand globally, we want to build out our communities like telegram and discord and our reddit as well.
03:32 We have a reddit ask me anything coming up, that's going to be Thursday December 21st at 9:00 a.m.
03:38 Pacific.
03:38 We're gonna go into the thread, we're gonna answer all the most uploaded questions, we're gonna answer your questions about the project, the team, our direction for 2018.
03:45 We're really excited to be able to engage with the community through all these different channels, we really want to grow it into 2018, we're gonna be expanding more in Asia as well, reaching Chinese communities and Korean communities and Japanese communities, it's a really important thing for us to be a global project and to really explain to a global audience why a privacy protocol is necessary for scaling blockchain adoption.
04:08 I'm really grateful that you watched all this way through the video, we're really excited to continue our work and our progress into 2018.
04:13 If you have any more questions about the project, join one of our community channels, check out our website and blog, all the information is right below this video.
04:22 Please click through some of those links, get in touch with the team, we're really open with the community and happy to answer your questions.
04:27 Otherwise we're looking forward to a great 2018 with all of you, best of luck to everybody out there in the community and we'll see you in the new year.

ICO Review: Enigma Catalyst (ENG) - Data-Driven Crypto Investment Platform

00:00 Hi, this is Victoria from crushcrypto.com.
00:00 In this video we are going to take a quick look at ending the catalyst and upcoming initial coin offering.
00:06 For additional information, please check out our free in depth report on enigma catalyst.
00:12 You can access it by clicking on the link below or by visiting our website at crushcrypto.com.
00:16 So let's take a look at in Enigma Catalyst, a data-driven crypto investment platform.
00:20 What is Enigma Catalyst?
00:23 Enigma Catalyst is inspired by the rapid growth and proliferation of crypto assets.
00:29 From 2009 to 2015 alone, the amount of assets under management by quantitative hedge fund grew at a rate of 14% year over year, nearly double the eight percent year-over-year growth of asset managed for traditional hedge funds.
00:42 Catalyst is essentially an investment platform that enables developers to build, test and execute micro crypto funds.
00:49 Through this platform, developers can access the enigma decentralized data marketplace protocol and consume valuable crypto data that can be used in their strategies.
00:58 Catalyst helps developers quants and experienced traders to easily build, simulate, back tests and eventually live trade cryptocurrencies using sophisticated programmatic strategies.
01:08 Regular investors can then invest directly in winning strategies through the catalyst system.
01:15 In order to perform algorithmic trading on crypto asset, reliable and up-to-date data is needed.
01:19 Catalyst plans to curate the initial data sets, but in the future it is expected that most data will be generated by the community in return for incentives such as subscription fees.
01:30 To provide a sense of the market size, top hedge funds like Citadel, to Sigma and Renaissance spends tens of millions of dollars every year on high quality data.
01:39 Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, the two major players in the financial data industry, generated a total of over twenty billion dollars in revenues last year.
01:50 What's the development timeline?
01:50 The idea being aglow was first conceived in 2015, when it was a research project at MIT.
01:56 In July 2017, catalyst alpha was released.
01:58 The minimal Viable Product or MVP, is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2018.
02:06 Functionalities include testing API, live trading and extended datasets.
02:08 In the second and third quarters of 2018, further functionalities will be added to catalyst, including the investment platform, single exchange sign-on, community driven governance and treating icos.
02:22 Catalyst is scheduled to convert the system to a decentralized one in the first quarter of 2019, along with eliminating the custodian.
02:28 Enigma will be issuing tokens under the ticker ENG, through an initial coin offering on September 11, 2017, and a conversion rate of 1 tokens for 60 cents.
02:39 The ICO will have a hard cap of 30 million US dollars and a maximum market cap of 60 million dollars.
02:47 One of the tokens used for and how can token holders make money?
02:51 The ENG tokens are used to reward creation by and for the community, such as trading strategies and data sources, and they are consumed when community members access premium services on the platform.
03:03 Right now, there are two main token dynamics.
03:05 Primary one, ENG is used to access data sources on the decentralized attainment catalyst data marketplace, payment design subscription levels.
03:14 The secondary, ENG tokens are used for incentives to grow and ensure stability of the network.
03:20 ENG tokens are used to create demand in the data marketplace.
03:25 Reward tokens are provided to Kwong's with winning strategies.
03:28 This incentivizes more want to come on the platform and consume data to refine the strategies and gain an edge.
03:35 Who are the people behind enigma catalyst?
03:38 Enigma has a team of five, all of whom have studied at MIT in different departments, the two co-founders are both serial entrepreneurs.
03:44 Enigmas advisers include Professor Alex Pentland, director MIT Media Lab, Jacob Gibson, co-founder of nerdwallet, Matthew Falk, former software engineer at two Sigma and others.
03:57 What are the opportunities with Enigma Catalyst?
04:01 First cryptocurrency investment is gained recognition rapidly.
04:05 Demand for financial analytics in the crypto space is surging, especially when institutional money starts coming in.
04:11 Most of the paying customers of Bloomberf and Thomson Reuters are hedge funds mutual funds and investment banks.
04:17 Second, catalyst has connections to the traditional asset management quant field.
04:21 The team has interviewed around 40 Kwan's from quant funds like Citadel and 2 Sigma.
04:25 3, as a project of focusing on quantitative analysis and data, the MIT background for the team is fitting.
04:34 Four, multiple venture capital firm said invested in enigma, meaning that the company has already passed due diligence of those institutional investors.
04:42 Enigma currently has backing from floodgate, flybridge, digital currency group, converge, heroic ventures, 10:14 which is associated with MIT.
04:52 5, the project is two years in the making and has already received a lot of press.
04:58 And alpha has also been released which you can check out on enigmas website.
05:02 The lastly, the project is open source, so anyone can check its progress.
05:06 Yet two primary concerns, since this is a lucrative space, there are a number of other projects working on similar things that compete with the enigma to some degree.
05:14 These projects include sentiment, coindash, iconomi, Melonport, and Prism.
05:19 Second, catalyst is targeting professional traders and funds, so the cryptocurrency cannot emerge as a legitimate investment at that class there will be limited demand for catalyst products.
05:30 So what do we recommend?
05:34 Overall we at crush crypto like this ICO, both for slipping as well to long term potential.
05:38 The decentralized approach taken by the team is very interesting, and it should increase the chance to succeed as a platform can attract the best data sources.
05:47 The tokens could be good for flipping as the project has received a lot of press coverage, which has been generating a lot of buzz.
05:53 The improve market conditions should help catalyst reaches hard cap with minimal issues.
05:57 It also has outside potential as a long-term investment.
06:02 The financial data industry is large, and the crypto subset is just getting started.
06:06 With a strong team and awareness of the project, we believe catalyst has a good chance to succeed.
06:12 Thank you very much for watching.
06:12 If you like this video, please subscribe for more videos about the latest and hottest ICOs.
06:18 Remember to check out our whole record on enigma catalyst which you can access by clicking on the link below or by visiting our website at crush crypto dot com.
06:25 Thanks again and see you next time.

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Team[edit]

  • List of team members in Enigma.
List of team members
Name Position Details
GUY ZYSKIND Co-founder, CEO MIT Media Lab, 10+ years of software development
CAN KISAGUN Co-founder, CPO MIT Sloan MBA, ex-McKinsey
TOR BAIR Head of Growth and Marketing MIT Sloan MBA, former options trader and data @ Snapchat
VICTOR GRAU SERRAT Senior Software Engineer
FRÉDÉRIC FORTIER Senior Software Engineer

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  • Alexa website traffic ranking: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/enigma.co

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