Tech – AtoZcrypto https://atozcrypto.org Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:54:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 https://atozcrypto.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cropped-AtoZ-32x32.jpg Tech – AtoZcrypto https://atozcrypto.org 32 32 Crypto Firm Uquid Launches Marketplace- 30,000 Digital Products, Bitcoin Cash Support https://atozcrypto.org/crypto-firm-uquid-launches-marketplace-30000-digital-products-bitcoin-cash-support/ https://atozcrypto.org/crypto-firm-uquid-launches-marketplace-30000-digital-products-bitcoin-cash-support/#respond Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:54:25 +0000 https://atozcrypto.org/?p=3961 On May 28, 2020, the digital currency and blockchain company Uquid has announced that the Uquid Shop is now live and accepting cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash for payments. The team at Uquid has dubbed the market the “world’s biggest digital shop for crypto users is ready to launch with 30,000 digital products.” Crypto Firm Launches …

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On May 28, 2020, the digital currency and blockchain company Uquid has announced that the Uquid Shop is now live and accepting cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash for payments. The team at Uquid has dubbed the market the “world’s biggest digital shop for crypto users is ready to launch with 30,000 digital products.”

Crypto Firm Launches Uquid Shop: 30,000 Digital Products

The company Uquid launched in 2016 is one of the earliest cross-border digital services with a blockchain-friendly payment system. The startup was one of three blockchain-based companies to be selected by Techcrunch back in 2017.

Crypto Firm Uquid Launches Marketplace- 30,000 Digital Products, Bitcoin Cash Support

During the last week of May 2020, Uquid revealed the launch of the Uquid Shop and a global expansion that provides customers with “a large variety and diversity of services like mobile phone top-ups, insurance, electricity bills, grocery vouchers, pharmacy vouchers, TV bills, pin-less call, wifi recharge, bundles, gift cards, games, and software.” Uquid has also completed over 11 million transactions during its first year of operation.

“We’re extremely pleased and excited to announce the world’s biggest digital shop for crypto users is ready to launch with 30,000 digital products. at shop.uquid.com,” Uquid announcement detailed. “With daily updates, Uquid digital shops offer up to a 60% discount. Also, Uquid provides some important services like top-ups, bill payments,” the company added.

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Bitcoin Cash Offers Fast, Cheap, Reliable, Private, and Scalable Payments

The Uquid team has opted to leverage bitcoin cash (BCH) for crypto payments and the team explains that BCH is “fast, cheap, reliable, private, and offers scalability.” Uquid also accepts uquid (UQC), neo gas (GAS), Tether (USDT), xrp (XRP), neo (NEO) for crypto payments. Uquid further revealed that developers have been preparing for the launch for over a year.

Crypto Firm Uquid Launches Marketplace- 30,000 Digital Products, Bitcoin Cash Support

“We are also pleased to receive the comments from experts and friends in the world of crypto and gamers,” Uquid’s blog post highlights. “Your support will be the motivation for us to continue to launch new products in the future.”

Uquid is also a resourceful system in developing countries like Indonesia. For instance, customers in Indonesia can pay for health insurance, pension insurance, life insurance, and accidental coverage as well. Residents from Indonesia can also pay their electrical bills through PLN.

“[The corporation] PLN is an Indonesian government-owned corporation which has a monopoly on electricity distribution in Indonesia and generates the majority of the country’s electrical power,” Uquid says. The company has provided services like bill payments, bundles, pinless services, transportation, vouchers, and insurance for quite some time. The newly added Uquid features include game cards, software, internet services, and certain subscriptions.

source: https://news.bitcoin.com/crypto-firm-uquid-launches-marketplace-30000-digital-products-bitcoin-cash-support/

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Data Security Solutions for Fintech Startups https://atozcrypto.org/data-security-solutions-for-fintech-startups/ https://atozcrypto.org/data-security-solutions-for-fintech-startups/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:39:28 +0000 https://atozcrypto.org/?p=3885 The fintech sector has brought consumers an endless stream of modern offerings that have enabled them to ditch several outdated banking and lending products. Companies now have advanced B2B payment solutions at their fingertips, and online financial solutions have never been more convenient – largely thanks to the progress made by fintech startups. But, despite …

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The fintech sector has brought consumers an endless stream of modern offerings that have enabled them to ditch several outdated banking and lending products.

Companies now have advanced B2B payment solutions at their fingertips, and online financial solutions have never been more convenient – largely thanks to the progress made by fintech startups.

But, despite being on the cutting edge of digital financial products, young fintech companies are at a disadvantage in a wildly important arena: data security.

Table of Contents

What is Data Security?

The Importance of Cyber Security in Fintech

Data Security Challenges Faced by Fintech Startups

Modern Fintech Data Security: Trends and New Innovations

With limited resources, growing compliance regulations around the world, and a constantly-evolving list of increasingly dangerous cyber threats, fintech startups face a uniquely difficult uphill battle.

And, with data breaches continuing to leer as an ever-present security threat, fintech firms are turning to new and advanced approaches to data privacy.

But, first, what do we mean when we talk about data security for startups?

What is Data Security?

Data security is the process of protecting digital assets – like information stored in a database – from unauthorized access by unapproved actors.

When we refer to data security, we’re simply talking about the set of standards and technologies that protect your business’ data. These days, data security is a fundamental aspect of IT at any modern organization.

From encryption and tokenization to cloud storage, data security technologies run a wide spectrum – and a number of advances have been made in recent years. This progress has been in response to, though not quite as speedy as, the growing sophistication of large-scale cybersecurity threats – like data breaches.

In the healthcare sector, for example, Black Book Market Research found that 96% of healthcare IT professionals agreed that data security attackers are outpacing their medical enterprises.

Healthcare data breaches will cost the industry $4 billion by the end of the year. Next year, by Black Book’s estimates, will be even worse.

And that’s just the healthcare sector.

Organizations from all industries are vulnerable to data breaches – especially in the age of ID verification, endless online payment methods and 1-click purchasing.

Even multinational tech giants have fallen prey, in extremely public ways. Yahoo just reached a $117.5 million class-action settlement with the victims of its infamous 2016 data breach.

That announcement came on the heels of a $700 million settlement that Equifax reached to deal with the aftermath of a 2017 data leak that exposed the Social Security numbers of almost 150 million consumers.

We could keep going down the list – data breaches happen, and they happen to organizations with ample resources invested in information security.

What about smaller organizations?

The Importance of Cyber Security in Fintech

Financial technology companies have revolutionized the way that consumers bank, how startups reach their customers and how businesses all over the world can run more smoothly.

Fintech investments took off in the past five years – providing us with simple alternatives to slow, conventional financial solutions.

Advances in the industry has brought us instant P2P payments, purely-online banking, seamless B2B solutions, innovative lending approaches and products that many businesses and consumers can’t even imagine living without at this point.

But the global fintech ecosystem’s consistent growth, potency and complexity make it inescapable that some solutions won’t be secure enough to guard against sensitive data exposure. It’s likely that these vulnerabilities will keep getting identified by attackers, then exploited.

This is a harsh reality that modern businesses are realizing – and starting to invest against.

We can see this when we look at application security spending. Businesses are pouring money into protecting their applications and the data flowing through them.

According to Market Research Future (MRFR), the worldwide application security market is expected to reach a staggering $9.64 billion by 2023 – up from just $2.56 billion in 2017. That’s an annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.95%.

Within this market, SMEs are estimated to be the fastest growing investors in application security, when broken down by type of organization.

Unfortunately, when it comes to data privacy and protecting sensitive information, fintech startups face a unique set of challenges that make growing their core business an even more difficult endeavor than it already is.

Data Security Challenges Faced by Fintech Startups

In the world of securing sensitive data and avoiding data breaches, younger organizations in the fintech space have it especially hard.

Why is that so?

  1. Reliance on sensitive user information

These days, fintech and data analytics go hand-in-hand. From robo advisors to AI-powered saving apps, data-driven technologies have been at the heart of the fintech revolution.

With fintech products deeply intertwined in modern retail banking, asset and wealth management, capital markets and insurance, organizations in this space are inevitably going to have to handle and store sensitive information from your users.

From ID verification to processing credit card payments, large volumes of sensitive data will make its way onto the databases of fintech organizations. The mere possession of such sensitive consumer information puts them both at risk of sensitive data exposure and places them within the scope of any number of data privacy laws.

  1. New, updating and evolving data privacy laws

The nature of how fintech startups do business make it so that a lot of sensitive data hits their systems, which attracts the interest of government regulators – who are increasingly focused on protecting consumer data.

In the last few years, governmental regulatory institutions around the globe have started to take greater steps in protecting the rights of consumers when it comes to their personal information.

From Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective since 2018, to the soon-to-be-implemented California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), businesses are suddenly needing to juggle compliance certifications for new regulatory frameworks.

Not only that, but fintech companies that accept or process credit card transactions have already been saddled with the burden of needing to maintain compliance with PCI DSS – a set of requirements that are aimed at preventing credit card fraud.

  1. Limited resources for securing personal data

To successfully prevent data breaches and – simultaneously – meet the complex requirements set forth by legal frameworks like the GDPR, the CCPA and PCI DSS, you’re going to need a team of information security experts and compliance specialists that can create data flow maps, secure your networks and sensitive data storage solutions, ensure that you’re meeting regularly compliance rules… the list goes on.

Conglomerates have the resources to put towards a large-scale data security effort, but fintech startups have much less at their disposal.

  1. Increasingly sophisticated cyber threats

As mentioned above, even some of the most widely-recognized tech brands have suffered from data breaches. From increasingly sneaky malware to highly-targeted phishing attacks, which skyrocketed 250% higher last year, there are simply too many ways for threat actors to gain access.

It just takes one team member on the wrong end of a phishing campaign to trigger a sensitive data exposure event – which can ruin a startup-stage business overnight.

And it’s not just unauthorized malicious actors that fintech startups need to be worried about, as there are threats coming from all angles – even some unexpected ones.

According to Verizon’s Insider Threat Report, 57% of database breaches involved some kind of insider threat from within an organization. Add that to the possibility of accidental sensitive data sharing and ransomware attacks, and covering all your bases becomes a costly and complex endeavor.

Modern Fintech Data Security: Trends and New Innovations

Thankfully, advances in the realm of data security have sprung up in recent years, helping relieve much of this pressure faced by fintech startups that need to secure their sensitive data.

From tokenization to data encryption, fintechs have employed a number of tried-and-true data security methods. Even with innovative approaches like these, however, data breaches are still a probable threat.

If sensitive data is stored in your database, there is a chance it will be exposed, and there are several avenues through which this could happen.

Fortunately, VGS has been securing fintech startups’ sensitive data for years using a next-generation data security approach that enables businesses to evade storing sensitive information on their systems altogether – while still enabling businesses to reap all the benefits of the original data.

This approach is called data aliasing, which is a technique that redacts sensitive information in real-time and replaces it with a synthetic data alias, enabling organizations to offload their data security responsibilities entirely by keeping the original data off their systems.

Businesses simply put their data security burden in the hands of VGS, which takes care of all sensitive data collection, storage and transfer on their behalf.

With their systems significantly freed from sensitive data, businesses’ data security and compliance scope is drastically minimized – enabling them to spend time focusing on innovating their products instead of designing a complex data privacy policy.

 

This article was originally posted on Very Good Security.

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Coinbase’s New Asset Listing Process https://atozcrypto.org/coinbases-new-asset-listing-process/ https://atozcrypto.org/coinbases-new-asset-listing-process/#respond Sat, 25 Jan 2020 11:16:42 +0000 https://atozcrypto.org/?p=3799 The new process begins with a form for issuers to submit assets for listing at Coinbase, which we will evaluate against our digital asset framework. The application form and the digital asset framework will be regularly updated, and our form will indicate the latest version of the framework we are evaluating against. Coinbase Digital Asset Framework Every day, …

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The new process begins with a form for issuers to submit assets for listing at Coinbase, which we will evaluate against our digital asset framework. The application form and the digital asset framework will be regularly updated, and our form will indicate the latest version of the framework we are evaluating against.

Coinbase Digital Asset Framework

Every day, projects around the world are issuing new blockchain assets of all types. We’re striving to give quality projects access to quality customers who have chosen Coinbase as their preferred platform to buy, sell, store and use cryptocurrency.

1.0

Coinbase Mission & Values

1.1

Open Financial System

Open financial system is defined as being available to everyone and not controlled by a single entity.

Innovation or Efficiency Gains

New or improved technology which helps solve a problem, creates a new market, addresses an unmet market need, or creates value for network participants.

Economic Freedom

A measure of how easy it is for members of a society to participate in the economy. The technology enables individuals to have more control over their own wealth and property, or the freedom to consume, produce, invest, or work as they choose.

Equality of Opportunity

This technology is accessible to use by anyone with a smartphone or access to the internet. It contributes to the broader mission of building the on-ramps to Finance 2.0.

Decentralization

The network is public, decentralized, and enables trustless consensus.

2.0

Technology

2.1

Security & Code

Assessment of engineering and product quality.

Source Code

Open-source code, well-documented peer-review, and testing by contributors separate from the initial development team on GitHub, etc.

Prototype

There is a working alpha or beta product on a testnet or mainnet.

Security & Code

Demonstrable record of responding to and improving the code after a disclosure of vulnerability, and a robust bug bounty program or third party security audit.

2.2

Team

Assessment of short-term operating expectations and decision making.

Founders and Leadership

Able to articulate vision, strategy, use cases or drive developmental progress. Has a track record of demonstrable success or experience. If information is available, Coinbase will apply “know your client” standards to publicly visible founders or leaders.

Engineering

Assessment of the engineering team and their track record of setting and achieving deadlines.

Business & Operations

History of interacting with the community, setting a reasonable budget and managing funds, and achieving project milestones. Thoughtful cash management is a key driver of the project’s long term viability.

Specialized Knowledge and Key People

The project leadership is not highly centralized or dependent on a small number of key persons. Specialized knowledge in this field is not limited to a small group of people.

2.3

Governance

Assessment of long-term operating expectations and decision making.

Consensus Process

There is a structured process to propose and implement major updates to the code, or there is a system or voting process for conflict resolution.

Future Development Funding

There is a plan or built-in mechanism for raising, rewarding, or allocating funds to future development, beyond the funds raised from the ICO or traditional investors.

White Paper

Justifies the use case for a decentralized network and outlines project goals from a business and technology perspective. While a white paper is important for understanding the project, it is not a requirement.

2.4

Scalability

Assessment of a network’s potential barriers to scaling and ability to grow and handle user adoption.

Roadmap

Clear timeline with stages of development, reasonable project milestones, or built-in development incentives.

Network Operating Costs

The barriers to scaling the network have been identified, or solutions have been proposed or discussed. The resource consumption costs for validators and miners are not the main deterrents to participation.

Practical Applications

There are examples of real-world implementation or future practical applications.

Type of Blockchain

The asset is a separate blockchain with a new architecture system and network, or it leverages an existing blockchain for synergies and network effects

3.0

Legal & Compliance

3.1

Regulation

Can Coinbase legally offer this asset?

US Securities Law

The asset is not classified as a security using Coinbase’s Securities Law Framework.

Compliance Obligations

The asset would not affect Coinbase or Coinbase’s ability to meet compliance obligations, which include Compliance Obligations, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program and obligations under government licenses in any jurisdiction (e.g. Money Transmitter Licenses).

3.2

Integrity & Reputational Risk

Would listing the asset be inconsistent with Coinbase policy?

User Agreement

The asset, network, application or fundamental nature of the project does not constitute a Prohibited Business under Appendix 1 of the user Agreement.

4.0

Market Supply

4.1

Liquidity Standards

How liquid is this asset?

Global Market Capitalization

How does the market capitalization compare to the total market capitalizations of other assets?

Asset Velocity

Trade velocity, or turnover, is a significant part of market capitalization. This is a measure of how easily the asset can be converted to another asset.

Circulation

For service or work tokens, new supply is created through consensus protocols. If the supply is capped, then a material amount of the total tokens should be available to the public.

4.2

Global Distribution

Where is this asset available to trade?

Total # of Exchanges

The number of exchanges that support the asset.

Geographic Distribution

The asset is not limited to a single geographic region and is available to trade on decentralized exchanges.

Fiat and Crypto Pairs

Fiat and crypto trading pairs exist.

Exchange Volume Distribution

If secondary markets exist, then volume should be relatively distributed across exchanges.

5.0

Market Demand

5.1

Demand

What is driving demand for this asset and does it lead to stronger network effects?

Consumer Demand

Customer demand is carefully considered, however, any asset which is created from a fork, airdrop, or automated token distribution is subject to a separate set of criteria.

Developers and Contributors

Growing developer base and measured progress as defined by the number of repositories, commits, and contributors.

Community Activity

Dedicated forums are available where developers, supporters, users, and founders can interact and build a community and offer transparency into the project. The team provides regular updates or is responsive to feedback.

External Stakeholders

There are investments from venture firms or hedge funds which have experience working with crypto companies or projects. The project has corporate partnerships, joint ventures, or dedicated consortiums.

5.2

Network Standards

Rudimentary assessment of a growing network effect.

Change in Market Capitalization

The market capitalization has grown after the network has activated, demonstrating increased demand for the asset after the project’s launch.

Nodes

Growing # of nodes on the underlying blockchain. The project has a globally distributed node network, meaning operating nodes are not contained in a single country or geographic region.

Transactions, Fees & Addresses

Growing # of transactions and fees paid over time. Growing # of asset or token holders, which is an indicator of asset distribution.

6.0

Cryptoeconomics

6.1

Economic Incentives

Are the economic structures designed to incentivize all parties to act in the best interest of the network?

Type of Token

It is a service, work, or hybrid token. Tokens backed by fiat or other physical assets are categorized as US securities and will not be considered at this time.

Token Utility

There is utility from obtaining, holding, participating, or spending the token. The team identifies a clear and compelling reason for the native digital asset to exist (i.e. the main purpose is not fundraising).

Inflation (Money Supply)

There is an algorithmically programmed inflation rate which incentivizes security and network effects. Or, if the total supply is capped, then a majority of the tokens should be available for trade when the network launches.

Rewards and Penalties

There are mechanisms (such as transaction fees) which incentivize miners, validators, and other participants to exhibit ‘good’ behavior. Conversely, there are mechanisms which deter ‘bad’ behavior.

6.2

Token Sale Structure

A small subset of what we believe are best practices for ICOs and indicators of the token’s future ability. If the token did not have a sale, this section is not applicable.

Security

There is a focus on stringent security protocols and best practices to limit scams, hacks, and theft of funds.

Participation Equality

Best efforts by the team to allow a fair distribution of tokens (i.e. setting initial individual purchase caps to limit the risk of small number of investors from taking a majority of the supply).

Team Ownership

The ownership stake retained by the team is a minority stake. There should be a lock-up period and reasonable vesting schedule to ensure the team is economically incentivized to improve the network into the future.

Transparency

The team should be available and responsive to questions or feedback about the product, token sale, or use of funds across multiple forums.

Total Supply

The team should sell a fixed percentage of the total supply, and participants should know the percentage of total supply that their purchase represents, or have a clear understanding of the inflation rate.

Ethics or Code of Conduct

White paper or project website should have an ethical or professional code of conduct.

Source: https://listing.coinbase.com/policy#token-sale-structure

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New Legend of ONE: Le Simon Quoc-Hung https://atozcrypto.org/new-legend-of-one-le-simon-quoc-hung/ https://atozcrypto.org/new-legend-of-one-le-simon-quoc-hung/#respond Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:42:14 +0000 https://atozcrypto.org/?p=3747 The beginning of a new year provides a chance for reflection, consideration of new opportunities and professional growth. This is exactly the moment for the LEGEND of ONE to engage in such a process.  After several constructive meetings with the leaders of the company and considering the last few months, that were hardest for the …

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The beginning of a new year provides a chance for reflection, consideration of new opportunities and professional growth. This is exactly the moment for the LEGEND of ONE to engage in such a process. 

After several constructive meetings with the leaders of the company and considering the last few months, that were hardest for the OneLife Family, we managed to figure out current challenges and to build a long-term strategy dealing with them. 

Blue Diamond Cordel “King Jayms” James

Onelife announced in its last week newsletter the promotion of Crown Diamond Le Simon Quoc-Hung to a Captain of the OneLife Network. He will be assisted by Blue Diamond Cordel “King Jayms” James as Co-Captain in leading the Network Operations, they both will be acting as a “bridge” between the Network members and the corporate company. We strongly believe that their experience, energy and enthusiasm will unify OneLife family members and will lead to company growth. Sticking to the core values of the One Ecosystem, we know they will Keep the Main thing the Main thing. Education to the Masses and Usability of the One Cryptocurrency.  

OneLife Network New Captain, Crown Diamond Mr Simon Lee, a man who inspires thousands of people to work for a better world. Simon Le is a leader of great global reference thanks to his hard work in the network marketing industry, where he has made a significant difference by impacting hundreds of thousands of lives with OneLife project, and he managed to do that from scratch, for it’s his first experience working in network marketing. This shows how determination and massive action can create wonderful things and break paradigms with only faith, self-confidence and ability to stay focused on a clear purpose.

2019 Crown Diamond & Now CAPTAIN!

Simon Le possesses the amazing ability to empower, inspire and to light the flame of knowledge in each and every person, sitting in the audience and listening to their words of wisdom! For him there isn’t such a thing as “I can’t”! He starts the day with “I can” and “ I will”.

Simon firmly believes in the power of the team spirit and that together we are better and stronger.

Mr Le – one of the most inspiring people we have ever met! With his signature smile and never-ending energy he can easily grab all of your attention in the blink of an eye and can motivate you to chase your dreams and never give up! What gives him strength and keeps him going – faith! He is famous for his focus and determination! His advise to everyone out there – There is no dream that is impossible!

Some photos from recent DealShaker Expo events in the Network:

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Interview with Jubilee Ace’s Tony Jackson, developer of new fintech applications https://atozcrypto.org/interview-with-jubilee-aces-tony-jackson-developer-of-new-fintech-applications/ https://atozcrypto.org/interview-with-jubilee-aces-tony-jackson-developer-of-new-fintech-applications/#respond Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:24:02 +0000 https://atozcrypto.org/?p=3742 Setting the stage for a digital future, says Jubilee Ace`s Tony Jackson As we lay the foundations for a digital future in our time, the world steadies itself for an exciting and fresh financial landscape. Today we feature Mr. Tony Jackson, an entrepreneur, educator and innovator who has been at the forefront of the development …

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Setting the stage for a digital future, says Jubilee Ace`s Tony Jackson

As we lay the foundations for a digital future in our time, the world steadies itself for an exciting and fresh financial landscape. Today we feature Mr. Tony Jackson, an entrepreneur, educator and innovator who has been at the forefront of the development and education of new fintech applications for many years. His crown jewel is the development of the AQUA System, and the founding of Jubilee Ace, a holistic arbitrage trading platform.

Q: We have heard extensively about the Jubilee Ace AQUA project. Could you tell our readers about yourself and your inspirations in building Jubilee Ace?
TJ: Thank you for this interview. Growing up, I was fortunate in many ways. Being from the States and educated mainly in the UK, I could see many instances of pricing discrepancies in exchanges and products mainly driven by differing exchange rates, demand and locale. This means that with a good consistent system, one could buy an asset from a place and sell it in another place for a profit. However, to do it consistently, we had to have an environment that was digital, that was instant and had the volumes and stability to transform it into a business. I started looking into this and surrounded myself with specialists from different industries and finally decided on commodities, esports and crypto.

 Q: The crypto trading part of the business, and its AQUA system is getting a lot of good attention. Is this current crypto environment what you are referring to and what is the focus this year?
TJ: It was expected for the cryptocurrency portion of the business to get the most attention, but we have to share that we have received a large number of support and enquiries regarding our commodities and esports platforms as well. As a firm, we believe in diversification, so we will continue to allocate funds into all 3 sectors. The arrival and mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies indeed put us all on the map, because as institutions and players rush to develop tokens, exchanges and products for these huge markets, we are seeing more and greater opportunities to find and utilise our algorithms for more arbitrage opportunities. Our focus this year is to continue to develop these traders, programmers and set an even greater foundation for our technology, and in 2020 we will start to work on more finding more partners, more exchanges and also on branding and marketing.

Q: What is your positioning and stance for the Jubilee Ace brand?
TJ: Inspired by the Cardano (ADA) teams who I feel are really doing and building a great token and blockchain, I did not want Jubilee Ace to come on to the market with all bark and no bite.Thus we chose to focus on doing live sessions offline to smaller groups so we get people who come into the platform who are knowledgeable, closely knitted with our teams and people who know our development plans. The second thing we want to mention is that Jubilee Ace is here to be a platform, or specifically a transparent, arbitrage centric platform. We are not here to push a token, create an exchange, we are a company focused on growing our funds through good trading with good data and technologies. In summary, Jubilee Ace is a solid company with a solid product with a closely-knit group of supporters and users.

Q: It is clear to us that users of the Jubilee Ace platform benefit from your tech, but do exchanges steer clear of arbitraging firms in general?
TJ: On the contrary, exchanges look forward to working with tech companies like Jubilee Ace. Let me explain. Today, there are thousands of exchanges on the markets. None of these exchanges want to be seen as weak, slow or inadequate. If BTC is trading at 11,000 USD on Binance, you would want your exchange to be trading BTC at 15,000 USD as this shows a huge lag in your trade volumes and users. What Jubilee Ace does is help these exchanges in two ways – firstly, by increasing the liquidity by trading actively on their exchanges, and secondly, by closing these pricing gaps between the exchanges. They get their trading fees, we get our spreads, our users get a portion of our profits. A holistic and balanced model for all parties involved.

Q: Why the name AQUA for your proprietary trading algorithms and bots?
TJ:  AQUA stands for Ace Quantum Universal Arbitrage, which embodies our vision to be the ace in deploying quantum technologies around the world to perform arbitrage for our firm. Aqua also represent water, which is formless and changes to fit the shape of the medium it is in. This is very much like our corporate spirit and goal, to find seamless ways to arbitrage by fitting into the various exchanges, industries that we are in. I think the name is especially meaningful, and I am glad you brought it up.

Q: That is indeed a profound name for your tech. Now, do you have anything to share for the new traders and readers out there?
TJ: I would say that everyone should take the effort to research and not go into any type of product or investments without adequate information. The internet today may not be the best place to get your information, so get yourself to a preview or a seminar and meet the people and see the products for yourself. Set aside your own safety capital, and only invest a manageable sum for alternative investments. Be open, be courageous and be well informed. It is an unbelievable day and age to be in and actively be part of it.

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Komodo Will Activate A Platform-Wide Update To v0.5.0 On Dec 20 https://atozcrypto.org/komodo-will-activate-a-platform-wide-update-to-v0-5-0-on-dec-20/ https://atozcrypto.org/komodo-will-activate-a-platform-wide-update-to-v0-5-0-on-dec-20/#respond Fri, 06 Dec 2019 16:23:21 +0000 https://atozcrypto.org/?p=3715 On December 20, 2019, at block height 1670000, Komodo will activate a platform-wide update that provides improvements to the Antara Framework, including upgrades to Komodo’s Proof of Stake (PoS) implementation and new modules that make DeFi capabilities available within the Komodo ecosystem. At the end of 2018, on December 15, Komodo activated a huge ecosystem update, …

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On December 20, 2019, at block height 1670000, Komodo will activate a platform-wide update that provides improvements to the Antara Framework, including upgrades to Komodo’s Proof of Stake (PoS) implementation and new modules that make DeFi capabilities available within the Komodo ecosystem.

At the end of 2018, on December 15, Komodo activated a huge ecosystem update, adding Sapling support and new Smart Chain parameters to more than 40 chains at once.

Now, almost one year later to the day, Komodo is pleased to announce that another platform update will be activated on December 20, 2019 at block height 1,670,000. This version 0.5.0 update, dubbed Obsidian Dragon, will keep all projects within the Komodo ecosystem at the cutting edge of the blockchain industry.

Improvements To Antara Framework

The Antara Framework is Komodo’s toolkit for easy, end-to-end custom blockchain development. The Antara Framework gives every business a customizable Smart Chain that comes equipped with a library of modules, such as trustless oracles and a quantum-secured blockchain module, plus an open API that can connect external software and applications to the Smart Chain itself.

With the coming update, Komodo will add several improvements to existing Smart Chain parameters. In particular, the update will add a new module that enables DeFi features within the Komodo ecosystem and improve the Proof of Stake (PoS) algorithm that Komodo offers.

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Enabling DeFi Features Within the Komodo Ecosystem

Decentralized Finance, or DeFi for short, is rapidly becoming a primary use case for blockchain technology. Whereas traditional finance, particularly borrowing and lending money, is wrought with inefficiencies, red tape, and middleman that charge high fees, decentralized finance is frictionless, peer-to-peer, inexpensive, and nearly instantaneous. 

Earlier this year, Komodo announced a solution to the oracle problem with the DTO (decentralized trustless oracle). This Antara Module allows off-chain price feed data to be brought on-chain in away that must be validated by every node in a chain’s network. This makes it extremely secure and prevents bad actors from manipulating the price data for their own gain.

Komodo also offers a stablecoin solution within the Antara Framework. This module allows any Smart Chain project to launch a stablecoin pegged to any asset for which a price feed API exists. Using the DTO Module, the price data can be brought on-chain and used to regulate the price of the stablecoin. Thus, the stablecoin can be pegged to the price of a fiat currency, such as the USD or EUR, another cryptocurrency, like BTC or ETH, or any other financial product or commodity, such as a stock, bond, or the price of an ounce of gold.

Now, with the coming update on December 20, Komodo is preparing to offer crypto-backed stablecoins with decentralized lending capabilities. Users will have the option to lock a sum of cryptocurrency into a secure multi-signature wallet and withdraw up to 80 percent of the value of the locked assets in the form of a stablecoin. 

If the price of the locked asset increases, the user has the option to withdraw more of the stablecoin until the 80 percent threshold is again reached. If the price of the locked asset decreases, the user can return some of the borrowed stablecoin or deposit more assets in order to remain under the 80 percent threshold. 

Alternatively, the user can choose to do nothing, at which point other users within the ecosystem can buy the debt for an immediate, albeit relatively small, profit. This way, all users have an incentive to pursue profit and the entire system is guaranteed to stay solvent. 

More information about Komodo’s crypto-backed stablecoin and DeFi features will be released in the coming weeks.

Optimizing Komodo’s Proof of Stake (PoS) Implementation

With the previous PoS implementation, users needed to run a script in order to efficiently stake their coins. This was not always a user-friendly process and had to be completed manually from the command line. 

The coming update includes staking optimizations that eliminate the need for third-party staking optimization scripts. As a result, staking will be a much easier process and make it staking available to a wider group of users.

KMDLabs, a blockchain incubator and incentivized testing environment, is holding a bug-hunting contest on the new PoS algorithm this Sunday, December 8 at 12:00 UTC. Learn more about the KMDLabs bug-hunting competition here.

The coming update also includes optimizations for a number of Antara Modules. While these changes are minor, they offer a wide range of improvements to make building within the Komodo ecosystem a simple and efficient as possible.

Fine-Tuning The Z-Transaction Mempool

Although the zk-SNARK protocol is no longer active on the main KMD chain, this privacy protocol is still available to all projects building with Komodo’s technology. There are a number of privacy-focused projects within the ecosystem, including HUSH Coin and Pirate Chain. Of course, privacy features are optionally available to all future projects building with the Antara Framework, too.

As such, it’s crucial to ensure that the zk-SNARK protocol is functioning flawlessly. The coming update fixes a minor issue involving the shielded z-transaction mempool. Previously, in some cases, a node would crash if a UTXO from an unconfirmed z-address to t-address transaction was spent. This issue was patched with a hot fix on November 3 but will be fully and permanently resolved with the version 0.5.0 update. 

Update Details And Changelog

As stated above, the Komodo v0.5.0 update will be activated at block 1670000, which will be mined on December 20, 2019. This is a mandatory platform upgrade, so all miners, exchanges, and individuals running full-seed nodes must update to the latest software prior to block 1670000. Those who do not update prior to December 20 will not run on the correct network.

For more details about this update, please see the Komodo v0.5.0 changelog here.

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Facebook Secretly Talking with Bitcoin Exchanges about Listing its WhatsApp Cryptocurrency https://atozcrypto.org/facebook-secretly-talking-with-bitcoin-exchanges-about-listing-its-whatsapp-cryptocurrency/ https://atozcrypto.org/facebook-secretly-talking-with-bitcoin-exchanges-about-listing-its-whatsapp-cryptocurrency/#respond Thu, 28 Feb 2019 23:51:53 +0000 https://atozcrypto.org/?p=3496 Facebook’s blockchain team has made a significant amount of progress on its secretive cryptocurrency project since Bloomberg first reported that the company was building a dollar-pegged stablecoin. So much progress, in fact, that you may soon find the WhatsApp-focused cryptocurrency listed on a bitcoin exchange near you. FACEBOOK HAS ALREADY MET WITH BITCOIN EXCHANGES TO …

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Facebook’s blockchain team has made a significant amount of progress on its secretive cryptocurrency project since Bloomberg first reported that the company was building a dollar-pegged stablecoin. So much progress, in fact, that you may soon find the WhatsApp-focused cryptocurrency listed on a bitcoin exchange near you.

FACEBOOK HAS ALREADY MET WITH BITCOIN EXCHANGES TO DISCUSS ITS WHATSAPP TOKEN

According to The New York Times, Facebook has already quietly met with multiple bitcoin exchanges to discuss using their platforms to issue the token to consumers.

From the report, which was authored by Nathaniel Popper and Mike Isaac:

“The Facebook project is far enough along that the social networking giant has held conversations with cryptocurrency exchanges about selling the Facebook coin to consumers, said four people briefed on the negotiations.”

Confirming previous reports, Popper and Isaac cite five anonymous sources who say that the cryptocurrency will be integrated directly into WhatsApp, which had more than 1.5 billionmonthly active users as of December 2017.

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WhatsApp’s 1.5 billion active users could soon have access to Facebook’s cryptocurrency. | Source: Statista

Given that Facebook already announced plans to unite the back-end system that runs WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, the cryptocurrency could soon be available to as many as 2.7 billion consumers – roughly 35 percent of the world’s population.

The cryptocurrency would be pegged to the value of the US dollar, providing users with an easy – and cheap – way to send money across international borders.

FACEBOOK GOES TO GREAT LENGTHS TO KEEP CRYPTO EFFORTS SECRET

Facebook’s crypto division has already made at least one acquisition, smart contract development firm Chainspace. The Information reports that the company also met with Algorand, Keybase, and the now-shuttered stablecoin project Basis.

Including the former Chainspace employees, Facebook’s cryptocurrency division now has more than 50 dedicated engineers. The project is led by David Marcus, a former president of PayPal who more recently led the company’s Messenger team. Notably, he also sat on the board of US crypto exchange giant Coinbase before resigning around the same time he took control of the social media giant’s blockchain efforts.

Marcus and Facebook are keeping a tight lid on the operation. Per The New York Times, the crypto engineers are sequestered in an office inaccessible to other company employees.

Source: https://www.ccn.com/facebook-whatsapp-cryptocurrency-listed-exchanges. By Josiah Wilmoth  28/02/2019  Altcoin NewsCryptoNewsU.S. Business News

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Nasdaq to Offer Brave New Coin BTC and ETH Indexes https://atozcrypto.org/nasdaq-to-offer-brave-new-coin-btc-and-eth-indexes/ https://atozcrypto.org/nasdaq-to-offer-brave-new-coin-btc-and-eth-indexes/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:46:34 +0000 https://atozcrypto.org/?p=3291 https://atozcrypto.org/advertise/ The indexes will be offered through the Nasdaq Global Index Data ServiceSM. One of the leading exchanges in the world, Nasdaq, announced earlier this week that it will offer two more indexes tied to the cryptocurrency market on the Nasdaq Global Index Data ServiceSM (GIDS), Nasdaq’s premier real-time data feed. According to an alert from the …

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The indexes will be offered through the Nasdaq Global Index Data ServiceSM.

One of the leading exchanges in the world, Nasdaq, announced earlier this week that it will offer two more indexes tied to the cryptocurrency market on the Nasdaq Global Index Data ServiceSM (GIDS), Nasdaq’s premier real-time data feed.

According to an alert from the exchange operator, Nasdaq will soon be sending real-time Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) index level information, created by Brave New Coin, a blockchain and cryptocurrency asset market data company, effective from Monday the 25th of February this year.

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The new indexes are the Bitcoin Liquid Index (BLX) and the Ethereum Liquid Index (ELX). Both of these indexes are designed to provide a real-time spot or reference rate for the price of 1 BTC and 1 ETH, respectively.

The spot rates will be quoted in the United States dollar (USD) and will be based on the most liquid ends of their markets, the statement released on Monday said. The rates will be delivered at a frequency of thirty seconds.

“Both indices are calculated using a methodology that has been independently audited against key IOSCO principles. The BLX is one of the most widely-referenced BTC indices among crypto traders and has been calculated back to 2010. Likewise, the ELX has been calculated back to 2014,” the exchange said.

Nasdaq Continues Interest in the Crypto Space

Nasdaq, which is the second-largest exchange in the world, has shown a great interest in cryptocurrencies. This interest has ranged from investments into crypto firms, supplying crypto exchanges with technology and plans to launch BTC futures.

As Finance Magnates reported in November of last year, the exchange plans to launch these futures as early as the first quarter of this year, which would make it the third major US exchange to participate in the crypto market.

According to a report from Bloomberg, which cited sources familiar with the matter, the New York-based exchange operator is waiting for approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to list bitcoin derivatives contracts on its trading platform.

Nasdaq, however, wants to set itself apart from the competition. As such, it plans to base its price off of 50 bitcoin sources from around the world, a notably higher amount than its competitors CBOE and CME Group.

Soure: first published on: https://www.financemagnates.com/cryptocurrency/news/nasdaq-to-offer-brave-new-coin-btc-and-eth-indexes/

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Binance’s New EUR/GBP Fiat Exchange Is Now Online! https://atozcrypto.org/binances-new-eur-gbp-fiat-exchange-is-now-online-verify-your-account-on-binance-je-to-win-20-eur/ https://atozcrypto.org/binances-new-eur-gbp-fiat-exchange-is-now-online-verify-your-account-on-binance-je-to-win-20-eur/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:37:14 +0000 https://atozcrypto.org/?p=3219 Trading in BTC/GBP, ETH/GBP, BTC/EUR and ETH/EUR has now opened on Binance.je. Binance.je bridges the crypto-fiat channel, providing secure and reliable trading of the Euro (EUR) and British Pound (GBP) with Bitcoin and Ethereum. Watch Our New Binance DEX Sneak Peek The Binance DEX is coming together fast! See the latest updates on the development of …

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Trading in BTC/GBP, ETH/GBP, BTC/EUR and ETH/EUR has now opened on Binance.je. Binance.je bridges the crypto-fiat channel, providing secure and reliable trading of the Euro (EUR) and British Pound (GBP) with Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Watch Our New Binance DEX Sneak Peek

The Binance DEX is coming together fast! See the latest updates on the development of this decentralized exchange.

Today, a new preview of the upcoming Binance DEX went live. In just a few months, the community-driven decentralized exchange, which will allow traders to issue and exchange digital assets without having to deposit onto a central exchange, went from concept to coding to interface. See a sneak peek of how it works below:

Binance DEX is made by the blockchain community, for the blockchain community, with support from Binance developers, as part of advancing our mission to spread the freedom of money. The decentralized exchange is built on top of Binance Chain, which we started developing and grew into a community initiative, and will use Binance Coin (BNB) as a native asset.

What can you do on Binance DEX?

  • Send and receive BNB to anyone on the DEX
  • Issue new tokens
  • Send tokens to others on the DEX, and receive some in return
  • Burn tokens as needed
  • Freeze some tokens, and unfreeze them later
  • Propose new trading pairs, with the whole community having a say on the merits of the pairing
  • Send buy and sell orders through trading pairs the community created

One important thing to point out here is that Binance DEX makes it possible for your funds to be more SAFU than ever before. Have your DEX funds secured through decentralized wallet applications like Trust Wallet, which will store private keys only on your device, so traders can retain full control over their funds and private keys.

Binance DEX will be maintained as a community project and is expected to launch early next year, while details on when Binance Coin will transition from ERC20 token to native Binance Chain asset will be revealed soon.

In case you missed our first preview of the Binance DEX, where we show how the coding works for the decentralized exchange, watch the video here:

 

 

The first 5,000 users to complete Account Verification (KYC) on www.binance.je between January 16, 2019 and January 31, 2019 at 0:00 UTC will each be rewarded with 20 EUR. Register now to begin trading!

NOTE:

  • Binance.je reserves the right to cancel or amend the promotion or promotion rules at our sole discretion.
  • Rewards will be issued within 7 working days after the promotion ends. You will be able to log-in and see your reward via the Distribution History section in the Account Center.
  • Rewards can only to be used to pay for transaction and withdrawal fees and cannot be withdrawn.

Risk warning: Cryptocurrency investment is subject to high market risk. Binance Jersey is not responsible for any direct, indirect or consequential losses as a result of trades made. Please make your investments with caution.

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TOP 20 MOST INFLUENTIAL MEN IN CRYPTO https://atozcrypto.org/top-20-most-influential-men-in-crypto/ https://atozcrypto.org/top-20-most-influential-men-in-crypto/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:16:42 +0000 https://atozcrypto.org/?p=3208   Changpeng Zhao @cz_binance CZ is the founder and CEO of Binance, presently the world’s fastest-growing crypto exchange. Previously the CTO of OKCoin and a developer for Blockchain.info, CZ has been involved in the crypto space for years and this year landed on Forbes’s list of the richest people in crypto.   Brian Armstrong @brian_armstrong …

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Changpeng Zhao

Changpeng Zhao

CZ is the founder and CEO of Binance, presently the world’s fastest-growing crypto exchange. Previously the CTO of OKCoin and a developer for Blockchain.info, CZ has been involved in the crypto space for years and this year landed on Forbes’s list of the richest people in crypto.

 

Brian Armstrong

Brian Armstrong

Brian is the co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world that also happens to offer a wide range of products and services for institutional investors. He was featured in the 2014 movie, “The Rise of Bitcoin”, and speaks frequently at conferences on the power of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

 

Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik is known as the godfather of Ethereum, and he’s one of the key programmer’s that’s driving development of the platform forward. This year, Vitalik began to focus on making ICOs safer as well – and his recently-released DAICO concept is beginning to gain traction as a more secure (and safe) way to run an ICO.

 

Tyler Winklevoss

Tyler Winklevoss

Tyler is the Principal of Winklevoss Capital and co-founder and CEO of Gemini, a next-generation digital asset exchange. Winklevoss was the world’s first bitcoin billionaire, and this year he helped to launch the Gemini dollar, a stablecoin designed to provide liquidity to crypto traders.

 

Brad Garlinghouse

Brad Garlinghouse

Brad is now the CEO of crypto payments startup Ripple, which launched its xCurrent international payment protocol earlier this year. He was previously the CEO of file-sharing startup Hightail, and he also an active angel investor, with more than 40 startup investments made to date.

 

Roger Ver

Roger Ver

Roger was one of the earlier investors in the first crop of Bitcoin startups. He’s now heavily involved with Bitcoin Cash, a hard fork of the original Bitcoin protocol that is intended to be used as cash (while fixing some of the key performance issues that have plagued Bitcoin Core in the process).

 

Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert

Barry is the founder and CEO of the Digital Currency Group, a crypto incubator and investment fund that’s already been in operation for several years. In addition, he’s the CEO of Grayscale Investments, a digital currency investment fund that runs the Bitcoin Investment Trust, a private trust invested exclusively in Bitcoin.

 

Jihan Wu

Jihan Wu

Jihan is one of the co-founders of Bitmain, the world’s largest crypto mining company. With a net worth estimated at more than $2B, he’s one of the most influential members of the blockchain industry. Prior to Bitmain, Jihan earned an economics degree for his undergraduate studies at Peking University.

 

Michael Novogratz

Michael Novogratz

Formerly a hedge fund manager with Fortress Investment Group, Michael is now the CEO of crypto investment firm Galaxy Investment Partners. Roughly 20% of Novogratz’s network is held in cryptocurrencies, and the famed investor is a noted “Bitcoin bull” – he previousuly predicted a price target of $20K for the cryptocurrency next year.

 

Adam Back

Adam Back

Adam is a renowned cryptographer and inventor best known for inventing hashcash, a proof of work system that is used by numerous email providers to combat spam. He’s now the CEO of Blockstream, a startup that’s focused on developing sidechains and other applications for the crypto ecosystem.

 

Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson

Charles is a serial entrepreneur in the crypto industry, having founded three crypto startups (IOHK, Invictus Innovations, and Ethereum) in the past several years. He is also involved in developing Cardano, a third-generation cryptocurrency launched last year.

 

Cameron Winklevoss

Cameron Winklevoss

One half of the dynamic Winklevoss brothers, Cameron is a Co-Founder and President of the Gemini Exchange, and he’s also a Principal at crypto investment fund Winklevoss Capital.

 

Pieter Wuille

Pieter Wuille

Pieter is a renowned developer who focuses on Bitcoin Core, and he was instrumental in getting SegWit added to the protocol early on. He’s also the co-founder of crypto startup Blockstream, which incidentally helps provide continued funding for the development of Bitcoin Core.

 

Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin

After co-founding Ethereum, Lubin then became the founder of ConsenSys, which works on blockchain infrastructure and software projects. In addition to setting up ConsenSys VC and the Ethereum Foundation, Lubin has become an active angel investor in the crypto space.

 

Nick Szabo

Nick Szabo

A renowned cryptographer and computer scientist, Nick helped develop the entire concept of “smart contracts”, and was the inventor of Bit Gold – a predecessor to Bitcoin that was release in the late 1990s. Szabo continues to actively perform research in the crypto space.

 

Brendan Blumer

Brendan Blumer

Brendan is the CEO of Block.one, the company behind EOS’s distributed ledge software. The Hong Kong-based entrepreneur raised more than $4B in funding for EOS’s ICO, and he’s now helping to build the EOS development community around the world.

 

Charlie Lee

Charlie Lee

Former Coinbase employee Charlie Lee is perhaps best known for creating Litecoin, which is now one of the largest cryptocurrencies in the world today in terms of market cap. Lee now spends the majority of his time working with the Litecoin Foundation to drive adoption.

 

Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Peter is the CEO and co-founder of Blockchain, the world’s most popular crypto wallet. Earlier this year, Peter launched Blockchain Principal Strategies, an institutional platform that helps investors gain more exposure to cryptocurrency via an over-the-counter trading desk.

 

Juan Benet

Juan Benet

Juan is the founder and CEO of Protocol Labs, the company behind innovations like IPFS (a hypermedia protocol) and Filecoin (a crypto-driven file storage network). He’s a serial entrepreneur that has started up businesses in fields as diverse as mobile gaming and knowledge sharing.

 

Dr Craig S Wright

Dr Craig S Wright

Craig is a computer scientist and entrepreneur perhaps best known for his involvement as one of the key pioneers behind Bitcoin. He’s now one of the leaders of the Bitcoin SV protocol, created in late 2018.

John McAfee

John McAfee

John McAfee is a crypto investor and entrepreneur. His ventures range from serving as CEO of enterprise crypto startup Luxcore, to doing influencer marketing for emerging cryptocurrencies.

 

 

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