New year, new beginnings

Wishing you a very Happy New Year, from everyone here at Nous!

New Beginings

Plenty more in store for 2014

2013 has been really amazing – it’s only 8 months since GAIN started paying cash rewards and already 13,000 players joined from 190 countries, to collectively earn over US $11,000. We think that’s fantastic! We’re very grateful for your help, and rather proud of ourselves all at the same time :).

As you can probably guess, we have plenty more in store for 2014.

A new name

In the middle of January GAIN will get a new name, its own website, and be released to Apple’s App Store. The changes are mostly cosmetic so you’ll still feel right at home though. You can still earn money in just minutes per week and, just like now, if you do very well one week you’ll still receive money for many weeks afterwards. Of course we’ll carry over your full history to the new site, so you won’t lose anything there either.

Scoring

There is one other important change coming at the same time, to scoring. Although many people might not be aware of it, points that you won or lost more than six months ago no longer count towards your score and do not help you earn money. This can be a surprise long term users, who hit this wall and see their total points “fall” at the start of every week. We wanted to make it feel fairer to them and easier for everyone to understand. We cannot say any more right now but rest assured that everyone gets equal treatment and we you will always be rewarded for careful, long-term playing.

Stability

You might have noticed that we had a couple of outages recently. We’ve been working literally round the clock to fix this: adding new data suppliers; buying machines and coding like crazy. Pretty soon we’ll also be able to release upgrades without having to stop everything. We will continue working to increase uptime even further.

Sharing

There are other changes planned over the course of the year. In addition to the rebranding and new scoring system, we will be increasing prizes — that is, if you can help us continue to grow and add more winning users! We also plan to add new markets to the app and also allow you to make predictions that last more than a week. In addition we’ll let you withdraw your earnings via Skrill or direct to your own Bitcoin wallet! And we’ll be making it easier to chat — and show off! — to your friends from inside the app.

Here’s to the future!

So thanks once again for helping us have such a fantastic first year. Together we really can have fun making a better, fairer world for millions of people – starting with you!

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Press Release: Nous selected to demo at Finovate Europe 2014

For immediate release.

TOKYO, JAPAN — Nous.net has been selected to demonstrate their forthcoming “Spark Feed” at the Finovate Europe conference, to be held in London early 2014.

“Nous.net is innovating at the nexus of several major trends — gamification, crowdsourcing & big data — to try and change the future of investing. We’re very excited to have them demoing their platform at FinovateEurope 2014!” ~Eric Mattson, CEO of Finovate

Spark Feed is a revolutionary tool designed to help understand and predict financial market movements. It is built on the realtime insights of Nous’s 12,000-strong user base and represents a unique blend of human intuition with cutting-edge quantitative finance.

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About Nous.net

Nous is a fast-growing global startup aiming to find, nurture and partner with the next generation of trading talent. Their key innovation is a completely free day-trading simulator paying weekly cash rewards, representing an exciting new opportunity for many millions of individuals around the world. Nous.net was founded by a team of software, quantitative finance and trading experts with up to 14 years’ experience at leading Investment Banks. For more information, please visit https://nous.net/.

About FinovateEurope

FinovateEurope is a demo-based conference for innovative startups and established companies in the fields of banking and financial technology. Held in London, the event offers an insight-packed glimpse of the future of money via a fast-paced, intimate, and unique format. FinovateEurope is organized by The Finovate Group. For more information on the event or to view videos of previous demos, please visit finovate.com/europe2014

Contact

To learn more about Nous, Spark Feed, or this event, please contact [email protected]