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Project Description

Graft Network is a global, open-sourced, blockchain-based, decentralized payment processing platform. The Graft Network platform is powered by the Graft token (GRF). The GRF token will enable purchasers to transact and operate services on the Graft platform when it is launched. GRF is required for participation in Graft network activities.Team:Slava Gomzin: “The Wizard”. Dan Itkis: “The Cook”. Vitalius P: “The Lonely Wolf”.Brad Gleeson: “The Rainmaker”. The dates for the Graft Network main token sale are yet to be announced.Token Reserve Split (76%):

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November 09, 2018

CASH, CREDIT, OR GRAFT?

One good question that comes up often isDo people really want to pay with cryptocurrency?Some make an argument that people see cryptocurrency as a long term investment and don’t want to spend it on daily items, others say that merchants might be reluctant to accept crypto due to the regulatory...

From: GRF

November 05, 2018

GRAFT Weekly Development Status Update November 5th, 2018

Hi everyone, this is our weekly update on GRAFT development activities. GRAFT developers are currently launching RTA Public Alpha, which is targeted for November 12th, 2018, while preparing to start working on RTA Beta.There are several goals for the RTA Public Alpha testing stage:Find potential...

From: GRF

October 29, 2018

GRAFT Weekly Development Status Update October 29th, 2018

It’s been another hard working week for GRAFT devs, and here is another update on GRAFT development status.RTA AlphaA new major version update for the RTA Alpha supernode has been released to the private Alpha testing group. This release includes stabilized communication between supernodes as...

From: GRF

October 23, 2018

GRAFT “Anti-ASIC” Major Network Update 1.5 on October 31, 2018

GRAFT developers just released a new version of GRAFT software for the upcoming major network update that will introduce a new variation of the PoW hash algorithm which prevents ASIC mining. Network hashrate is important, but it is not the only factor in blockchain security. The way this hash...

From: GRF

October 22, 2018

GRAFT Weekly Development Status Update October 22nd, 2018

Hi everyone, this is our weekly update on GRAFT development activities. Last week we were focused on RTA alpha debugging and new release, exchange broker development, and payment gateway UI, while dealing with an “anti-ASIC” major network update. Let’s review the status of all these...

From: GRF

October 19, 2018

October AMA with the Devs

Community Manager: Welcome everybody for the first GRAFT developer AMA! We’ve been collecting questions across our various social media channels, which lead developers, Slava and Dan will be responding to. This channel will be reserved strictly for questions and answers. We will give the...

From: GRF

October 15, 2018

GRAFT Weekly Development Status Update October 15th, 2018

It’s been another hard working week for GRAFT devs, and here is our brief weekly update.We are continuing working on debugging and improvement of RTA communication protocol. During the last week we merged “blocking doubled RTA notifications” PR, fixed connection and white peer lists...

From: GRF

October 08, 2018

GRAFT Development Status Update October 8, 2018

It’s been a week since the previous dev status update, and, as we promised last time, we would like to keep our community posted weekly, so here is another update on GRAFT development status.Last week we continued working on RTA implementation in several directions including fixing bugs...

From: GRF

October 04, 2018

Incentives for Full Supernodes

Any network needs to be stimulated to get off the ground. A simple marketplace network might require bringing in sellers when there are not enough buyers, or bringing in buyers when there are not enough sellers. All the prominent networks of today — Uber, AirBnB, eBay, Amazon — faced...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

October 01, 2018

GRAFT Development Status Update October 1st, 2018

We listened to our community and decided to publish development status updates more often (bi-weekly or even weekly). However, since one week cannot accommodate the same amount of news as one month, don’t expect to receive long updates anymore!Here is a quick round up of the news since...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

September 27, 2018

REAL-TIME TRANSACTIONS — GRAFT VS ELECTRONEUM, ETC.

Electroneum recently announced real-time transactions available as beta on their network. We wanted to take some time to shed some light on the difference in approaches between solutions like Electroneum and GRAFT.With their approach, Electroneum is effectively following the centralized model...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

September 12, 2018

Cryptocurrency is a “Boys’ Club.” Is This Good or Bad?

Guest post by Pauline FarrisBack in the early 2000’s, the “dot.com” bubble burst, and investors lost huge amounts. One of the interesting elements of that entire bubble was that it was an investment niche dominated by men. Women, for some reason, just didn’t take the risks involved. And...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

September 11, 2018

GRAFT Major Network Update 1.4.2 (“v10”)

As previously announced, we have released network node version 1.4.2 (“v10”) for a major network update. This update will correct the emission curve by reducing block rewards by 50% starting at block 176,000, which will be reached around September 17, 2018.The new block reward formula will...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

September 07, 2018

GRAFT Development Status Update September 2018

It’s time for another dev update! It’s no secret that RTAs (real time authorizations) remain the main focus for the GRAFT development team, so let’s start from the alpha review.RTA AlphaWe are excited to announce that RTA transaction now works end to end for the entire sale...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

September 01, 2018

Changes in Transaction Fee Structure: Even More Ways to Earn with GRAFT Network

As the ideas initially set forth in original GRAFT white paper gradually come to fruition, we have to adjust some “game rules” as we get one reality check after another. One of the most important rules in payment processing is the transaction fee structure. Transaction fees are equally...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

August 31, 2018

GRAFT Emission Correction

When you take a look at whattomine, mining GRAFT is as profitable as mining Monero. At first glance, this seems like a good situation for everyone who cares about GRAFT, especially for the miners. But let’s compare Monero and GRAFT market capitalization (the dollar price of one GRFT multiplied...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

Comments on Square’s Cryptocurrency Payment Network patent

Square has made the news recently with a patent on Cryptocurrency payment network with real-time transactions.We’re very excited about this development as it completely validates the approach we’ve taken with the GRAFT blockchain!Another important question one might ask is “Will GRAFT...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

August 18, 2018

Exchange Brokers Explained!

Exchange Brokers are a critical component of the system, paving the way for pay-how-you-want-it / receive-how-you-want-it capability. Exchange brokers (pay-in / pay-out / interchange) are open to both large and small participants. Watch the new video from All Things GRAFT about how the exchange...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

August 14, 2018

WHAT’S REAL AND WHAT’S NOT IN THE BLOCKCHAIN PAYMENT SPACE

The Blockchain Payment solutions space has recently become a very hot topic, with both legitimate developments and a multitude of questionable claims. This article attempts to separate facts from fiction by outlining the lay of the land and Graft’s competitive positioning based on our view of...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

August 10, 2018

HOW GRAFT IS GOING TO CONQUER THE CRYPTO PAYMENTS WORLD. PART 1: BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTONOTE

Slava Gomzin, GRAFT Co-FounderAlthough we have created a lot of materials explaining GRAFT (both existing features and future developments), including countless technical or semi-technical pages, marketing brochures, blog posts, and educational videos, it’s often difficult to see the whole...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

August 06, 2018

ANYONE CAN BE AN EXCHANGE BROKER

Pay-in, pay-out and interchange brokers (aka exchange brokers) are a critical part of the system, and will likely be quite lucrative!True to decentralization principles we’re also working on making it super-easy to launch an exchange broker — straight from the wallet!** Exchange brokers...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

HOW IT WORKS — GRAFT SUPER-NODE AND REAL-TIME AUTHORIZATIONS (RTA) PROTOCOL

New Video from All Things Graft explaining GRAFT Super-node and Real-Time Authorizations (RTA) protocol! Thanks Jose!https://youtu.be/7mNovjovS2I

From: GRAFT Blockchain

GRAFT FILES A PATENT ON A DECENTRALIZED PAYMENT NETWORK

About the PatentThe non-provisional patent application covers various facets of the network, but perhaps most importantly the multi-purpose Supernode layer which acts as the “pre-frontal cortex” of the network, handling super-fast sale and interchange transactions.Why did we file...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

August 03, 2018

PAY-IN/PAYOUT EXCHANGE BROKERS: DESIGN AND ECONOMICS

As mentioned in the original white paper, the network relies on pay-in and payout brokers to facilitate near instant payments with any fiat or cryptocurrency, and near-instant merchant payouts into any fiat or cryptocurrency. What follows is a more detailed description of how the system operates...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

GRAFT TO RELEASE THE FIRST SUPERNODE THAT PROVIDES REAL-TIME AUTHORIZATIONS FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY…

GRAFT TO RELEASE THE FIRST SUPERNODE THAT PROVIDES REAL-TIME AUTHORIZATIONS FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY PAYMENTSWith RTA Supernodes release, GRAFT makes first step into the era of blockchain being a viable option at the point of sale, providing level of service comparable to that of the credit/debit card...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

July 26, 2018

GRAFT SN RTA ALPHA TESTING

Dear GRAFT supporters, the first Full Supernode with RTA is quickly approaching and we’re super-excited about nearing this huge and ever-so-important milestone! Since many of you have expressed interest, we’d like to solicit your participation in the alpha testing. We’re looking forward to...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

CRYPTOPIA ANNOUNCEMENT

As you may have heard, GRAFT is getting listed on Cryptopia. The trading is scheduled to start in a few hours, around 4 am UTC on the 18th of July 2018 with the following trade pairs will be available — GRFT/BTC, GRFT/LTC, and GRFT/DOGE.Here’s the original announcement.Cryptopia is a...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

July 10, 2018

Conference Live Stream

Tune in to our facebook page for the live stream from Blockchain World Conference in Atlantic City where Slava will deliver the “Crypto Under Siege” message.Date: Thursday, July 12Time: 12:20 PM — 12:50 PMStage: Blockchain.

From: GRAFT Blockchain

July 06, 2018

GRAFT WALLETS ARE SAFE AND NOT AFFECTED BY DOUBLE COUNTING BUG

As you probably know, most exchanges recently took offline all CryptoNote wallets (including Monero) due to Double Counting Bug. We tried to reproduce an exploit of the double counting bug with GRAFT master (current GRAFT version) to prove that GRAFT is not affected. In order to do that, we have...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

June 21, 2018

PRIVACY, SPEED AND FEES. PART ONE: PRIVACY

By guest post by Nicole DeCicco Owner/Founder CryptoConsultz, LLCWhere is our “triple threat” solution to payment processing?Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are well aware of the problems the crypto economy faces in terms of privacy, speed, and fees. While the blockchain community is scrambling...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

June 08, 2018

NEW ELEMENT OF GRAFT ECOSYSTEM — PAYOUT TOKEN

DESIGNING PAYOUT TOKENS AND REAL TIME DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGEAs we’re working on the design and development of the features defined in the original GRAFT white paper, we are monitoring industry trends, listening to the community, and constantly looking for new ways to enhance and extend...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

May 14, 2018

GRAFT DEVELOPMENT STATUS UPDATE MAY 2018

It’s time for another status update! Y’all are busy people, so let’s not waste any time and get right to the point.Payment AppsLet’s start from really good news — our Merchant Marketplace app just received certification from Verifone — big step towards GRAFT acceptance by...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

May 08, 2018

VERIFONE CERTIFICATION STATUS UPDATE

After working closely with the Verifone team over the last six months on developing and certifying GRAFT Network integration using Verifone’s brand new Connect application platform, we’re proud to announce passing of the main phase of the rigorous certification process as of the end of last...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

April 23, 2018

GRAFT MAJOR NETWORK UPDATE 1.2.1 AT BLOCK 68000

We just released a major network update 1.2.1. This update is intended to mitigate recent attacks on GRAFT blockchain and improve the stability of the block intervals. There are two major changes included in this release: timestamp manipulation prevention and improved difficulty adjustment...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

April 18, 2018

GRAFT NETWORK MAJOR UPDATE 1.1.2 AT BLOCK 64445

We decided to make the major network update even sooner due to the problems with ASIC and difficulty the nertwork has been experiencing over the past several days. The source code of the patch version 1.1.2 is now released and available for download from master. The binaries of the new release...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

April 12, 2018

PATCH 1.1.1 HAS BEEN RELEASED — MAJOR NETWORK UPDATE ON BLOCK 65110

We decided to make the major network update sooner in order to minimize the possibility of hashrate attacks. Patch version 1.1.1 is now released and available for download from master. The major network update itself is rescheduled for block height 65110, around April 14th.Each GRAFT network...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

April 11, 2018

GRAFT 1.1.0 ‘BETA LYRAE’ HAS BEEN RELEASED

We are excited to announce the release of major GRAFT network update version 1.1.0 ‘Beta Lyrae’ to the master / mainnet! Multiple tests are passed, and all the seed nodes are updated. The major network update itself is scheduled for block height 67850, about a week from now on April 17th....

From: GRAFT Blockchain

GRAFT IS NOW TRADED ON STOCKS.EXCHANGE FOR BTC AND ETH

We’re happy to announce that GRFT is now traded on Stocks.Exchange as our second external exchange with support for BTC and ETH pairs.*External exchanges play an important role for any token by providing liquidity for miners and a way for new people to get involved with the project, and we...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

April 10, 2018

LATEST TESTING RESULTS OF THE ENHANCED DIFFICULTY ADJUSTMENT ALGORITHM

The upcoming GRAFT network update will take care of problems with hashrate attacks and instability of block intervals (in addition to ASIC resistance upgrade). We would like to share the most recent results of the new difficulty algorithm testing on the testnet. The first graph shows how the...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

April 04, 2018

UPCOMING GRAFT NETWORK DIFFICULTY ALGORITHM UPDATE

The code release for the upcoming GRAFT network update, which includes ASIC resistance, enhanced difficulty adjustment algorithm, and minor bug fixes, is almost ready to go, and we are on track to release it on Monday, April 9th, with the actual switch scheduled to be triggered around April 16th...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

March 30, 2018

CONSOLIDATING “US” AND “EU” GRAFT MINING POOLS INTO A SINGLE COMMUNITY POOL

GRAFT team is going to consolidate the “US” and “EU” mining pools into a single community pool, which is supposed to increase the efficiency and reduce the costs of maintenance and support. Initially, at the moment of GRAFT blockchain launch on January 16th, 2018, two pools were supposed...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

March 28, 2018

UPCOMING GRAFT SOFTWARE RELEASE AND MAJOR NETWORK UPDATE

As was promised in the last week’s post, we provide more details regarding the upcoming major network update. The mainnet release of GRAFT software update has been scheduled tentatively for April 9th, with the major network update to happen on April 16th (specific number of the block that...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

March 23, 2018

BRIEF UPDATE ON STATUS OF ASIC RESISTANCE AND DIFFICULTY ALGORITHM

GRAFT core development team is currently in R&D phase working on both ASIC resistance and improved difficulty algorithm, which will be included in the same network upgrade (hard fork). As we unfold various challenges and conducting addtional testing, we plan to release the details and...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

APPLE WALLET IS BACK!

Good news — the Apple wallet is available on iOS again!https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1354423228

From: GRAFT Blockchain

HOW DOES GRAFT NETWORK ECO-SYSTEM WORK?

How do merchant service providers, pay-out brokers, application developers, authorization Supernode owners all fit together on the GRAFT Network? How the network is scaled, regionalized, and managed? Find out!

From: GRAFT Blockchain

March 14, 2018

GRAFT Anti-ASIC Fork

GRAFT team shares the same concerns raised by Cryptonote/Cryptonight community associated with creating a special hardware (ASIC) for Cryptonight mining. We realize that enabling ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) at this point may introduce a risk to stability, decentralization, and...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

March 11, 2018

GRAFT Development Status Update March 2018

It’s been a while since our last development status update. Please excuse us — everyone at GRAFT, including dev team, was super busy with supporting both ICO and mainnet, which happened to be launched almost on the same day. We had to make sure the best experience for users. There were...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

March 09, 2018

Recent Updates in GRAFT Wallets: Send and Integrated Addresses

GRAFT provides CLI wallet, mobile wallets, and desktop wallets for Windows and Mac. All wallet apps now are able to send GRFT to other wallets, which is functionality that initially was available only in CLI wallet. We also added support for longer integrated addresses required for sending funds...

From: GRAFT Blockchain

March 05, 2018

GRFT IS NOW TRADABLE ON TRADEOGRE.COM

Well, we can’t say we planned on it, but GRFT is now tradable on TradeOgre exchange.Our focus exchange-wise has been on getting a higher tier exchange that can be a solid part of the GRAFT eco-system for in-network exchanges; however, since GRAFT is a public, decentralized blockchain, if a new...

From: Graft

February 26, 2018

HOW TO EXCHANGE GRF:TOKENS TO GRFT TOKENS

If you participated in presale or promotion programs and received intermediate NEM Mosaic tokens, please follow those instructions to exchange your grf:tokens to real GRFT tokens (1:100).1. Download and install GRAFT wallet to receive GRFT tokensDownload Android WalletDownload Windows...

From: Graft

February 21, 2018

GRAFT TRANSACTIONS: HOW TO TRANSFER YOUR GRFT BETWEEN WALLETS

If you read GRAFT white paper, you probably know that RTA (Real Time Authorizations) is one of the main features proposed by GRAFT. Eventually, all GRAFT transactions will be real-time (point of sale purchases) or near real-time (“regular” inexpensive, or in some situations even free fund...

From: Graft

February 16, 2018

Graft Blockchain Driving Crypto Stability by Stimulating Retail Use of Cryptocurrencies

It is cliché to say that cryptocurrencies are volatile. In addition to the common reason of not understanding how cryptocurrencies work, volatility is the second most common reason most people have not adopted cryptocurrencies.The cryptocurrency volatility issue springs from the fact that the...

From: Graft

February 08, 2018

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN GRAFT DESIGN

Combined PoW/PoS (proof-of-work/proof-of-stake) algorithm was one of the most important proposals in the original GRAFT white paper. After getting some real-life experience with running the mainnet since January 16th, and based on feedback received from multiple miners and potential supernode...

From: Graft

January 20, 2018

10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Folks, we want to announce a few things: 1) We’ve added support for Paypal!2) We’re extending the 10% early bird discount by two days since we didn’t support all the currencies from the beginning!3) XEM is next! #GraftBlockchainhttps://ico.graft.network/

From: Graft

January 19, 2018

ICO IS LIVE!

Ready. Set. Go.Watch the story of Martin, a crypto millionaire, trying to spend his crypto and take steps to mainstream the cryptocurrency with #GRAFTBlockchainThe ICO is on now, with 10% bonus in the first 48...

From: Graft

THE MAINNET IS UP! LONG LIVE AND PROSPER GRAFT BLOCKCHAIN!!!

Graft is a rare ICO project with its own blockchain. The team is so dedicated to mainstreaming cryptocurrency and making a merchant-friendly solution that we have developed a blockchain that is built around the merchants’ systems and processes, bringing together the most advanced techniques in...

From: Graft

January 10, 2018

GRAFT MVP DEVELOPMENT STATUS UPDATE JANUARY 2018

Happy New Year 2018! It’s time for another update! As we are getting close to the ICO, the development team is focused on ICO related tasks at the moment. Early GRAFT supporters, who participated in token pre-sale, know that we used temporary NEM Mosaic grf:tokens during pre-sale. However, we...

From: Graft

December 01, 2017

Paying with Bitcoin at a Restaurant — First Hand Experience

I was in Ukraine last week working on setting up some of the operation back there. The country is famous for its fabulous food and tech talent. It’s also very fast at adopting new trends. An associate mentioned a restaurant that was accepting cryptocurrency, so I decided to check it out.Not...

From: Graft

November 23, 2017

Introducing SUPERSTAKE: Important Enhancement of Graft Network Protocol

If you have read Graft white paper, you should remember that in Graft Network only full supernode is allowed to perform real time authorizations (instant approvals) which are issued by an authorization sample — a group of full supernodes that are selected by special algorithm. The main...

From: Graft

November 16, 2017

How we priced GRAFT ICO

We get a lot of questions about the ICO pricing, including “Why GRAFT ICO is so expensive”. What follows is an attempt to explain how we arrived at the ICO pricing and what all contributed to it.Not All Altcoins Are the SameThere are two types of altcoins (aka tokens) out on the market...

From: Graft

November 10, 2017

GRAFT Network MVP Development Status Update

We would like to update the community on the status of Graft Network development. We have made a lot of plans and promises, and now it’s time for our dreams to start coming true. In order to achieve our ambitious goals, we have put together an efficient team of very talented and experienced...

From: Graft

October 15, 2017

Pre-Sale is Coming to an End — Quick Recap

As GRAFT Pre-sale is coming to an end with a few hours left on the clock, we wanted to take a minute and reflect on the experience.We didn’t know what to expect going in, starting with an honest project that applied our backgrounds and our awesome team’s knowlege to solve a real problem in a...

From: Graft

The Beauty of Cryptography: Why We Chose to Build GRAFT Platform on CryptoNote Protocol

Is cryptography a science or an art? Its fruits are beautiful, and only true art can produce a beauty! Dostoevsky said “beauty will save the world.” The beauty of cryptography will save privacy and security of our world in a time of total connectivity.Look at Elliptic Curves, a public key...

From: Graft

October 12, 2017

Announcing Pre-Sale Advantage Guarantee and ICO Preference

We at GRAFT Foundation understand that Pre-Sale buyers are taking a bigger risk by participating early. As such we feel like it is only right to lower the risk and up the rewards to our Pre-Sale buyers by offering a multi-part Pre-Sale Advantage Guarantee:If there are incentives offered to the...

From: Graft

October 11, 2017

Cryptocurrency Service Brokers

A set of cryptocurrency service brokers will be available for each major cryptocurrency listed on https://coinmarketcap.com/, starting from the top of “top 10” by market capitalization. The service brokers will boost liquidity of each cryptocurrency by enabling various payment options on...

From: Graft

October 10, 2017

WHO SHOULD BUY GRAFT TOKENS?

GRAFT Network enables crypto payments to work similarly to other payment processing networks (like Visa, Mastercard, Amex) by supporting special functions such as instant authorizations, merchant paid fees, etcGRAFT tokens are the lifeblood of GRAFT Network and are used as a specialized interim...

From: Graft

October 05, 2017

GRAFT Network YouTube Video

GRAFT Network YouTube Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdacgxgFX14

From: Graft

October 04, 2017

GRAFT MERCHANT TOKENS: INTRODUCING VCHAINS

Merchant token is a simple smart contract that allows creating a private token that belongs to its owner. Unlike some other smart contract and token platforms, creation of GRAFT merchant token does not require any programming and can be done by anyone.The business features described below are...

From: Graft

November 13, 2018 15:38

Lemon Coin Video

The video illustrates a big issue in cryptocurrencies world today - it's all by impossible to accept or work with specialized tokens or multiple cryptocurrencies, especially at the point of sale due to the mismatch of what currency the user wants to pay with and what currency the merchant wants to receive.

*** Source pending. Unfortunately the producer of the video is unknown, assuming creative commons license


October 31, 2018 11:36

All Things GRAFT - The Importance of Privacy

Graft is a global, open-sourced, blockchain-based, decentralized payment gateway and processing platform that anyone can use.

In this video, I talk about the importance of privacy in a blockchain solution designed specifically for payments and discuss a few of the ways in which the GRAFT payment platform ensures the complete privacy of its users. One of the reasons many people like the idea of cryptocurrencies is because it allows anyone to become their own bank. The ease and use of a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, for example, can lead many to believe that Bitcoin is more private and secure than a regular bank account, which it isn't. While no personal information is ever required to start using Bitcoin, because of the way it was designed ANYONE is able to scan the Bitcoin blockchain and see any transactions that ever took place with a particular Bitcoin address. This is a BIG problem. Why would you want any knowing your personal financial information. For a blockchain solution designed specifically for payments this is unacceptable. Using open publicly verifiable blockchains like Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Dash for personal finances opens you up to the possibility of being targeted by malicious actors, which could put you at risk of possibly losing all of your funds or worse, bring harm to you or your family. This risk, has led many to seek alternative solutions for blockchain payments with the primary focus of providing security and privacy to its users. This, is one of the key elements behind the development of the GRAFT payment platform which utilizes CryptoNote as its underlying transaction recording protocol. CryptoNote, which is used by many privacy-centric cryptocurrencies, ensures that all transactions that occur on the GRAFT network are secure, completely private, and untraceable. No ONE except for the people involved in a transaction will ever have record or knowledge of that transaction, EVER, without the consent of the transacting parties. CryptoNote keeps all the benefits of blockchain technologies, while returning all the lost privacy features like untraceable payments, unlinkable transactions, blockchain analysis resistance, and confidential transaction amounts. On top of that, GRAFT also adds confidential transaction fee amounts for additional privacy. There are three mechanisms used to ensure the privacy of GRAFT network users. These are: stealth address, ring signatures, and ring confidential transactions, also known as RingCT. Stealth addresses protect the privacy of the payee, ring signatures protect the privacy of the payer, and RingCT hides the transaction amount. It’s easy see why GRAFT has chosen CryptoNote as its underlying protocol as it’s the technology that allows for the creation of completely anonymous cryptocurrencies. The combinations of all of these unique features is why many privacy-centric cryptocurrencies choose to implement CryptoNote as their underlying transaction recording protocol. Unlike many of these “privacy coins”, however, GRAFT is a complete payment platform designed to give cryptocurrency users ALL of the tools of today’s most advanced payment systems. This gives GRAFT the ability to the provide a very high level of privacy to its users while also allowing them to comply with local laws and regulations. While the GRAFT blockchain itself is completely private, the network is able to prompt the user with the ability to selectively reveal details of their personal identifiable information to merchants should the merchant ever request it or be required by law to collect this information. By combining some of the best features of blockchain technology along with many of the tools of today’s most advanced payment systems, it is my believe that GRAFT truly possesses the potential of revolutionizing the way the world makes payments.

Disclaimer:
I am not a legal, financial, or investment professional. This video is for educational purposes ONLY and SHOULD NOT be used for or interpreted as legal or financial advice. Please do your own research prior to making any legal or financial decisions and always remember to comply with all laws at all times.


September 28, 2018 15:48

Pay-in Broker / Payment Gateway Engineering Demo

Pay-in (aka Accept) broker is a type of an exchange broker that provides alt-currency acceptance for the network. It's a critical piece required to enable any digital currency acceptance at the POS with the wallets of user preference.

We're working hard on finishing up the Full Supernode based Real-time Authorizations (RTA), but also paying attention to the other pieces that are needed in order to deliver on the vision.


September 28, 2018 00:08

All Things Graft - Comparing Payment Solutions

Graft is a global, open-sourced, blockchain-based, decentralized payment gateway and processing platform that anyone can use.

In this video, I discuss many of the different blockchain payment solutions currently available within the cryptocurrency space and explain why I believe Graft is by far the best payment solution for cryptocurrencies. Many are aware that the problem with cryptocurrencies is that they are too slow to be used for payments. This is due to the fact that they sacrifice speed in order to maintain security and decentralization. Now, there have been many solutions that have come about in the past decade but to under why GRAFT is the best solution for the enabling the instant use of cryptocurrency payments let's discuss the pros and cons of each of these solutions and explore how each compares to GRAFT. The first payment solution which is also the most popular is the payment processor. Payment processors enable the use of cryptocurrencies as payments by acting a 3rd party intermediary. This unfortunately comes at the sacrifice of centralization. Payment processors suffer from centralization, being a single point of failure/attack, control over who gets services and ability to freeze their clients funds. They also dont' scale well and have a hard time providing cross-border support which results in a slow rate of adoption. Another popular payment solution is the cryptocurrency Visa/MasterCard payment card. This solution also suffers from the problems of centralization but on top of that relies on the very systems cryptocurrency were designed to avoid and possibly even replace, like the banking system and traditional payment networks. Another payment solution is companies that offer new payment terminals. This is another centralized solution that will have many problems in obtaining adoption as many retailers will not wan to replace their terminals with a company's terminal they've never heard of. There is also regulatory and licensing complications. Another solution is the payment blockchain which are blockchain projects that attempt to make their blockchains useable for payments by enabling instant transactions or privacy features. The problem here is that they only work with their native cryptocurrency and don't integrate well with traditional payment terminals which results in a slow rate of adoption. The last and best solution is of course the payment network. A payment network works very similar to traditional payment networks and performs many similar tasks like pre-authorizations and validations, verifying and placing funds on hold, transferring payments, performing currency exchange, and distributing fees, all of which is accomplished by accepting and coordinating services from the various network participants. This is exactly what the GRAFT payment network does. It decentralizes the entire payment process and allows various participants to become part of the ecosystem. GRAFT is a GLOBAL DECENTRALIZED PAYMENT PROCESSING NETWORK that brings to cryptocurrencies all of the features and services consumers and merchants have become accustomed to utilizing from traditional payment systems. GRAFT is based on ideas, principles, and technologies introduced and tested by creators of other blockchains like Bitcoin’s decentralization, Ethereum’s smart-contract functionality, Monero’s privacy and untraceability, and Dash’s implementation of a 2nd layer.
Combine all of this with the global effect of a payment network, like Visa’s or MasterCard’s and you have a blockchain payment solution with the potential of disrupting the entire payment industry.

Disclaimer:
I am not a legal, financial, or investment professional. This video is for educational purposes ONLY and SHOULD NOT be used for or interpreted as legal or financial advice. Please do your own research prior to making any legal or financial decisions and always remember to comply with all laws at all times.


September 24, 2018 19:50

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September 13, 2018 23:02

All Things Graft - The Graft Transaction Fee

Graft is a global, open-sourced, blockchain-based, decentralized payment gateway and processing platform that anyone can use.

In this video, I try to give you a complete breakdown of the overall Graft transaction processing fee and provide a few examples of fees one would expect to pay in different types of payment scenarios. Now, since Graft is being developed to resemble and work very similar to traditional payment systems the overall Graft transaction is also comprised various small fees which are charged to the merchant and are awarded to various network participants. The network participants that can be found on the Graft network are a Merchant Service Provider, the proxy supernode owners, the pay-in and payout brokers, the owners of the supernodes within the authorization sample and finally the owner of the mining node. Each of these participants charges flat percentage fee which all add up to the overall Graft network transaction fee. MSP's normally charge a fee of around .2% - .4% per transaction, proxy supernode owners charge a fee of .05% each per transaction, the pay-in and payout brokers charge a fee of .25% each any time an exchange is needed and performed on the network, the supernode owners of the authorization sample charge a fee of .5% per transaction which is divided between all 8 supernodes of the sample, and the mining node earns a flat of .1 GRFT or greater which is set by the merchant service provider depending upon their business model. Now, in this video I cover various types of different payment scenarios where the fees paid by the merchant range from 1.5% plus .1 GRFT all the way down to .6% plus .1 GRFT. Transaction fees on the Graft network are much lower than transaction fees on traditional payment networks. This is the case even at the highest transaction fee charged by the network. It is easy to easy from this video and the examples why cryptocurrencies and the Graft payment network are a better option for any merchant needing to process cryptocurrency payments.

Disclaimer:
I am not a legal, financial, or investment professional. This video is for educational purposes ONLY and SHOULD NOT be used for or interpreted as legal or financial advice. Please do your own research prior to making any legal or financial decisions and always remember to comply with all laws at all times.


August 29, 2018 11:22

All Things Graft - How Graft Is Like Visa/MC/Amex

Graft is a global, open-sourced, blockchain-based, decentralized payment gateway and processing platform that anyone can use.

In this video give I try to explain how the Graft payment platform is being developed to work very similarly to traditional payment platforms and why such development is Graft’s greatest advantage over any other cryptocurrency payment solution. In order for Graft to become the first global decentralized payment blockchain solution it will adopt payment processing protocols and flows similar to more traditional electronic payment systems. This adoption is important because it will allow consumers and merchants to easily begin using cryptocurrencies for payments in a way they are most familiar with. One of the first characteristics that makes Graft similar to traditional payment platforms is it's ability to split payments into authorization and settlement. This is something that is done by all traditional payment platforms and is something that is important for Graft to adopt. Another characteristic is that Graft charges fees to the merchant and not the buyer, which is completely opposite to the way current blockchain systems works. If we want consumers and merchants to adopt cryptocurrencies as a payment option then they need to be able to transact in the same way they are used to. Another characteristic is that Graft is being developed to integrate easily with current point of sale systems. This will allow merchants to easily accept cryptocurrency payments through existing point of sale terminals making cryptocurrency adoption a lot easier. Merchants will also have access to Graft's decentralized API allow them to easily access with any 3rd party point of sale terminal in order to process cryptocurrency payments. Another characteristic is that Graft will allow for the processing of payments with a variety of different transaction types. This is something that is very important in order for businesses to begin using cryptocurrencies as this will allow them to use cryptocurrencies for payments in a way they are used to. Another characteristic is that Graft will also offer decentralized crowd funded credit cards as well cold storage cryptocurrency debit cards. This will help people that are not familiar with the world of cryptocurrencies to still continue to use payment cards to make payments while still being able to upgrade to the world of cryptocurrencies. The final characteristic is that Graft allows for instant currency exchanges within it's network. Graft will all buyers to pay with whatever cryptocurrency they prefer while also allowing merchants to accept their preferred currency, whether it'd be Graft, another cryptocurrency or their local fiat currency. Graft is being developed by payment industry professional that understand the industry and know exactly what technologies to combine in order for Graft to gain worldwide adoption.

Disclaimer: I am not a legal, financial, or investment professional. This video is for educational purposes ONLY and SHOULD NOT be used for or interpreted as legal or financial advice. Please do your own research prior to making any legal or financial decisions and always remember to comply with all laws at all times.


August 17, 2018 23:03

All Things Graft - The Graft Exchange Broker

Graft is a global, open-sourced, blockchain-based, decentralized payment gateway and processing platform that anyone can use.

In this video give you an overview of the Graft exchange broker and explain how they provides near instant cryptocurrency exchanges of various cryptocurrencies within the Graft network. Graft exchange broker plays a very important role within Graft’s network because it’s the part of the network that allows for the real-time exchange of various cryptocurrencies within the network. Graft exchange brokers enable the instant acceptance of various cryptocurrencies by merchants at the point of sale, the ability for merchants to receive payout in whatever currency they prefer, either crypto or fiat, and the ability for ANYONE to exchange one particular cryptocurrency for another in real-time. Every exchange that is performed by an exchange broker is trustless and automatic since they require the use of Graft’s authorization sample in order to perform the trade. The authorization sample ensures that all exchanges provided by exchange brokers occur in a decentralized manner. Anyone is able to become a Graft Exchange Broker. All that is required a minimum balance of 50,000 GRFT. Now, any time the service of an exchange broker is required the exchange broker can assume any of the following three roles; a Pay-In Broker, a Payout Broker, or an Interchange Broker. A pay-in broker allows merchants to instantly accept a particular cryptocurrency at the point of sale by quickly exchanging that cryptocurrency into Graft in order for the transaction to be processed within the Graft network. The payout broker allows merchants quickly exchange Graft into the particular currency the merchant would like to receive as payout. And the Interchange brokers are simply pay-in and payout brokers that transact with each other in order to allow for the real-time exchange of one particular cryptocurrency for another. Interchange brokers allow two different parties to leverage Graft’s 2nd layer network of supernodes to perform a trustless exchange, also known as an atomic swap, between two different cryptocurrencies other than Graft. Graft pay-in and payout broker functions can be extended beyond Graft’s intended payment ecosystem and into a real-time decentralized exchange. As long as each party holds up their end of the bargain then each party will receive their payout. Graft exchange brokers play a very important role within Graft’s network and is what will allow merchants to instantly accept any cryptocurrency at the point of sale, receive their preferred payout currency, and allow anyone to exchange any major cryptocurrency for another in real-time.

Disclaimer: I am not a legal, financial, or investment professional. This video is for educational purposes ONLY and SHOULD NOT be used for or interpreted as legal or financial advice. Please do your own research prior to making any legal or financial decisions and always remember to comply with all laws at all times.


August 14, 2018 02:33

All Things Graft - The Graft Supernode & RTA

Graft is a global, open-sourced, blockchain-based, decentralized payment gateway and processing platform that anyone can use.

In this video I give an overview of the Graft supernode and explain how it enables instant real-time authorizations of cryptocurrency payments within the Graft network. The Graft supernode is the most important part of the Graft project because it enables may different important functionalities. Graft is decentralized which means anyone can own a Graft supernode. All that is required is a powerful server and a stake or collateral balance in the wallet associated with the supernode. Supernode stake ranges from 50,000 Graft all the way to 250,000 Graft. Graft also offers delegated staking which allows people to combine balances in order to run a supernode. There are two different types of supernodes on Graft's network. They are called the full supernode, which process real-time authorizations and hosts service brokers, and a proxy supernode, which provides higher level of privacy for network users as well as offline transactions approvals for merchants. Proxy supernodes are also used to relay transactions between wallets and the authorizations sample, which is a group of 8 supernode that authorize and validate transactions. The Graft blockchain is comprised of two layers. The first layer works similar to how other single layer blockchains work while the second layer is new uniquely designed to provide instant authorizations.

Disclaimer: I am not a legal, financial, or investment professional. This video is for educational purposes ONLY and SHOULD NOT be used for or interpreted as legal or financial advice. Please do your own research prior to making any legal or financial decisions and always remember to comply with all laws at all times.

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July 24, 2018 13:58

All Things Graft - Why Graft Is Important

Graft is a global, open-sourced, blockchain-based, decentralized payment gateway and processing platform that anyone can use.

In this video, I attempt to explain the importance of the Graft payment system and the value that it brings to the world of payments. As, I've explained in previous videos, Graft, is a payment system that allows merchants to easily accept cryptocurrencies at the point of sale. The easiest way to describe Graft is to say that it's the Visa or Mastercard of cryptocurrencies but in reality it's actually a whole lot more. The most important thing about Graft isn't that it allows merchants to easily accept cryptocurrencies. Instead, it's what Graft is actually bringing to the world of payments which is the same thing that Bitcoin has brought to the world of currencies and that is decentralization. To the average person, Bitcoin is simply just another currency but in reality it's actually a way for civilization to escape our debt based slave system of money. Bitcoin frees us from having to take part in the current monetary system. This is only possible due to it's decentralized nature. Decentralization allows Bitcoin to have no central point of control and gives the world a more fair system of money. The unfortunate thing about Bitcoin, however, is that it wasn't designed to meet the needs of the payment industry of today. Bitcoin is too slow and it doesn't allow for different payments types which consumers and merchants relay on today. In order for merchants to accept Bitcoin they have been forced to utilize 3rd party payment processors which reintroduces centralization to Bitcoin and contradicts the main principle of cryptocurrencies, decentralization and independence. Centralized 3rd party's reintroduces the problems decentralized systems aim to solve which is trust, security, and privacy. In order for Bitcoin to continue it's financial revolution it must be used with a payment system that preserves it's decentralized nature. As a fully decentralized payment system, Graft, gives merchants the ability to accept cryptocurrencies at the point of sale in a variety of payment types while also preserving the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies. Graft is what I believe to be a continuation of the decentralized payment revolution that Bitcoin started back in 2009 and the platform needed to launch cryptocurrencies towards mainstream adoption.

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