D3ledger Tests Safekeeping of Cryptoassets for Institutional Investors Through Distributed Digital …

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — D3ledger.com has started to provide safekeeping of digital assets and cryptocurrencies using its distributed digital depository platform. On Oct. 16, AddCapital Investment Fund has started to use custody services from D3ledger. Safekeeping service has been done under the partnership with Lykke.

D3ledger addresses the pressing need to create a safe and efficient environment for investors in the emerging crypto asset class, as indicated in the CSD report (CSD working group on DLT, Infrastructure for crypto assets, https://issanet.org/e/pdf/2018-10_ISSA_report_Infrastructure_for_Crypto-Assets.pdf)

“Our service is a way for financial institutions to securely deposit their assets in a distributed and immutable way,” said Makoto Takemiya, co-founder of D3ledger. “Ultimately it will lead to a larger institutional adoption of crypto assets.”

“We experience that professional market is missing simple and effective solutions in assets safekeeping which would cover a wide list of crypto-assets, approachable right away and friendly to regulation in multiple countries,” said Alex Prokofyev, managing partner of AddCapital, “We focus on developing new financial solutions and instruments especially in new technologies. We hope that D3ledger will soon become a strong and widely accepted digital assets safekeeping and settlement service at a large scale.”

Technically D3ledger provides secure decentralized storage and settlements using Hyperledger Iroha blockchain platform built by Soramitsu and open-source community. Hyperledger Iroha allows asset tokenization based on distributed ledger technology, providing a high level of trust and security. D3 network is based upon proof-of-stake consensus (YAC https://arxiv.org/pdf/1809.00554.pdf) which allows D3ledger to process more than 2 000 000 safekeeping and settlement operations per day.

D3ledger peer network consists of three nodes for this pilot deal:

  • KDD (Slovenian CSD)
  • National Settlement Depository
  • Lykke

Sources of D3ledger are open on GitHub and passed security audit by Lykke.

Decentralization, the key feature of D3ledger offering, gives several benefits for crypto investors and financial intermediaries:

  1. Sufficient level of regulatory transparency
  2. Virtually no risk of infrastructure downtime
  3. Easy re-landings of account to a new jurisdiction
  4. Safe ownership through identification of each owner via the network of nodes. Ownership records are safe even the in case of default/bankruptcy of one of the partners
  5. Easy governance of the network through the steering committee and voting procedure.

“D3ledger is set to become a key pillar for new digital markets ecosystem, enabling geo-distributed compliant custodial and settlement services, which is essential for large-scale institutional adoption”, said CEO and founder of Lykke Richard Olsen.

“Our service improves the reliability of crypto safekeeping and brings the ability to recover possession of digital financial assets like cryptocurrencies and tokens in the case of the loss of keys,” commented Ryu Okada, co-CEO of Soramitsu, a leading contributor to the Hyperledger Iroha platform and D3ledger sources.

About D3ledger

D3ledger is a software provider for the D3 decentralized crypto assets depository. D3ledger was co-founded by NSD (National Settlement Depository, the central securities depository of the Russian Federation) and Soramitsu. For more information, visit d3ledger.com.

About Soramitsu

Soramitsu Co., Ltd. (co-CEOs: Ryu Okada and Makoto Takemiya) is a blockchain and fintech startup that created and co-maintains distributed ledger platform named Hyperledger Iroha. Soramitsu aims to create a safe and convenient way to manage digital identities using blockchain technology. As a member of the Hyperledger project, which is being managed by the Linux Foundation, Soramitsu aims to contribute to software standards for blockchain and distributed ledger technology. For more information, visit soramitsu.co.jp.

About Lykke Group

Lykke is an international Swiss-based FinTech company building a global marketplace for the free exchange of financial assets. Lykke’s mission is to democratize finance by leveraging the power of exponential technologies, including the blockchain; eliminating market inefficiencies; promoting equal access to financial markets from anywhere in the world; and supporting the trade of any object of value.

For more information, visit lykke.com.

About AddCapital

AddCapital Management Ltd. (site: add.capital) is an international asset management company (with AUM over $60 million). AddCapital offers its clients a wide range of innovative investment strategies for qualified investors and large IBs. AddCapital focuses on disrupting alternative asset strategies and new financial solutions for qualified investors and large IBs, collaborates with regulation in several countries.

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Innokenty Nesterenko

Email: innokenty.nesterenko@d3ledger.com

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Financial Services Embracing Open Source to Gain Edge in Innovation

NEW YORK—By now, it’s pretty much a cliché to say that all companies should be technology companies. But in the case of banks and financial services these days, it’s true.

Many finance companies are early adopters of new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and Kubernetes as well as leaders in open-source development. And as they seek an edge to retain customers and win new ones, they are not afraid to try new things.

At the Linux Foundation’s inaugural Open FinTech Forum here last week, attendees got a chance to discuss the latest state of open-source adoption and the extent that open-source strategies are changing financial service businesses.

The fact is, banks really do have tech businesses inside of them. Capital One’s DevExchange boasts several products that it has developed for internal use and also made available as open source, including the Cloud Custodian DevOps engine and the Hydrograph big data ETL tool.

Contributing Back via GitHub

Toronto-based Scotiabank has also built up its Platform Organization (PLATO) and posts its Accelerator development pipeline code on GitHub. “We are a value-add reseller [of technology] to the rest of the bank,” said Yuri Litvinovich, senior cloud engineer at Scotiabank. “And we are hiring.”

The road to open source wasn’t always easy or natural for the banks, which are traditionally risk-averse as the custodians of other people’s money. But the need for innovation was too strong, as customers started demanding more control of their finances through online and mobile applications.

“The pressure to innovate is solved by open source,” said Jagadesh Gadiyaram, head of open source for Capital One. “We are way past the days where we have to build everything from scratch. There’s code out there to start from and build scaffolding around that gives you access to innovative ideas as well as features that accelerate your time to value. It gives you a head start on building stuff you care about faster. If you embrace it and understand it and know how to utilize it, you can really get ahead.”

That “understanding” is critical and multifaceted. The bank needs to have the tech skills as well as the support of upper management to make it work throughout the firm. The challenge, Gadiyaram said, is to be able to develop with open source in a “well-managed way,” which means the company buying into open source and building up risk management, legal and fulfillment processes around it.

Cooperation and ‘Coopetition’

As more banks and fintech startups adopt open source, they are finding themselves in the odd position of working together as competitors. So far, it’s working, they say, because of the value they are seeing from the applications built with open source code. The Linux Foundation plays a key role here—not for tech support, but for governance, so the banks can proceed with projects with confidence, and with the pace demanded by emerging business opportunities.

LF’s Hyperledger blockchain project is one example of open source enabling rapid innovation. Banks are formulating blockchain use cases as they are developing the blockchain to support the applications.

“Financial services has always been an early adopter of open source, and they are now really opening up and contributing code upstream [to the open-source project],” said Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation. “[With Hyperledger], we’ve introduced a nice middle ground between buy versus build—which is collaboration.”

That level of cooperation extends to the guardians of open-source projects themselves. Earlier this month, Hyperledger and another blockchain project, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, agreed to join each other’s projects to build interoperability between the two.

Key Enabler for Financials to Become Their Own Software Companies

Open-source adoption is the key enabler for the banks, not applications like blockchain. In the process of embracing open source to build the blockchain, the banks are learning how to leverage the process and execute on it better—in other words, becoming a software company.

“Yes, [open source] levels the playing field. You have to embrace it, and … you have to understand it,” said Jason Poley, distinguished engineer and cloud architect at Barclays. “But I don’t think everyone is embracing it the same, and I don’t think everyone understands it the same. So it may not be as level as you think.”

Scot Petersen is a technology analyst at Ziff Brothers Investments, a private investment firm. He has an extensive background in the technology field. Prior to joining Ziff Brothers, Scot was the editorial director, Business Applications & Architecture, at TechTarget. Before that, he was the director, Editorial Operations, at Ziff Davis Enterprise. While at Ziff Davis Media, he was a writer and editor at eWEEK. No investment advice is offered in his blog. All duties are disclaimed. Scot works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made.


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Epazz Patent Pending Blockchain Electric Health Care Records Technology Will Help Prevent …

Recent US Health and Human Services report on health care data breaches Demonstrates the Need for Our Technology

CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Epazz, Inc. (OTC: EPAZ), a leading provider of blockchain mobile apps and cloud-based business software solutions, announced today that the company’s patent pending Blockchain Electronic Health Care Records Technology will support Hyperledger standards. Hyperledger is a wide-use open source blockchain solution. Epazz has been using Hyperledger solutions to speed the development of its new blockchain products. The company has been providing electronic health care records cloud software for over six years.

Our patent pending technology will help curb the number of health care data breaches that occur. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), there were over 477 health care data breaches in 2017, which affected over 5.579 million patient records. The breaches cost $408 per record. Epazz believes that by using blockchain technology, records will be distributed across the blockchain and will have a level of encryption that can only be unlocked with the patient’s digital key. The company will be developing application programming interfaces, which it will license to other EHRs (Electronic Health Records providers), hospitals and payers.

An article from the Milwaukee Business Journal, “How Blockchain technology is transforming healthcare cybersecurity,” provides more details on how blockchain technology offers many benefits for cybersecurity.

Epazz CEO, Shaun Passley, Ph.D., said, “We are expanding the possibilities of our cloud health care software with the new usages of blockchain to provide our current customers and potential customers greater flexibility and functionality. We believe these efforts will help us increase revenue.”

Epazz reported its unaudited second quarter results for 2018. The company reported revenue of $386,961, compared with $385,163 for the second quarter of 2017. The company reported an operating income of $35,963. This is a substantial turnaround in the company’s financial position. Additionally, the company’s interest expenses have substantially decreased, dropping from $50,973 for the second quarter of 2017 to just $20,062 for the second quarter of 2018.

About Epazz, Inc. (www.epazz.com)

Epazz, Inc., specializes in enterprise cryptocurrency blockchain mobile apps and cloud business process software, with more than 500 repeat customers. The new Bitcoin Mobile app is a financial technology company that offers unique software that allows consumers to acquire Bitcoin at the point of sale. The consumer can then use the cryptocurrency or digital currency to make a purchase at the store with ease. Epazz technology makes it easy to convert legacy systems into cloud business process software, for which the company then charges an annual subscription fee. Epazz has acquired 11 software companies that have converted or are in the process of converting their legacy software products to cloud software using Epazz technology. Epazz then markets the new cloud-based solutions to new and existing customers. Epazz’s other products are DeskFlex™ (a room scheduling software) and Provitrac™ (an applicant-tracking system).


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CONTACT: For more information, please contact: Investor Relations mailto:investors@epazz.net (312) 955-8161 www.epazz.com


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Hyperledger vs Ethereum vs Ripple: In-depth comparison

Willing to invest on cryptocurrency? If yes, then, the most important thing which you should know about is the best and most productive cryptocurrency so that your investment doesn’t go waste. So if you are looking to invest in the top three currencies including Hyperledger, Ethereum and Ripple but confused which is best to invest. Check the Hyperledger vs Ethereum vs Ripple In-depth comparison of all three currencies.

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Hyperledger vs Ethereum vs Ripple: Battle of best Cryptocurrencies

Well, we are here to help you out with the comparison of cryptocurrency and the comparison will definitely help you to find out about the most productive and profitable cryptocurrency. The comparison is based or Different Cryptocurrency parameters including, ROI, risk factor, Minimum payout, amount investing and many others.

We all are familiar enough with cryptocurrency and types of cryptocurrencies. Let us have a discussion over Hyperledger vs Ethereum vs Ripple best Cryptocurrencies comparison.

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Hyperledger vs Ethereum vs Ripple: Battle of best Cryptocurrencies


To know about Ethereum, the first thing which we must know about is its core properties and how do its properties differ from standard approaches.

Ethereum is not controlled by any single governing entity, i.e., it is a decentralized system. With the advancement of e-commerce, the majority of online services, businesses and enterprises are built on a centralized system of governance. The large Bitcoin companies moving to Ethereum because of its fast growth potential.

A single-entity control means a single point of failure because of which apps and online servers utilize the system extremely vulnerable to hacker attacks and power outages. Most of the social networks and other online servers require users to provide some details, which is then stored on servers. From there, the company can access the details easily.

The most interesting thing is that Ethereum never goes offline, this is because it is a decentralized system. Users’ personal details always remain on their own computer systems while other content such as apps, videos, etc. are totally under the control of its creators. Youtube and App Store doesn’t impose their rules upon it.

With the growth and advancement of technologies, Ethereum expanded its capabilities. Ethereum has its own network, payment medium as well as coding language. It enables the users to create decentralized applications on Ethereum’s Blockchain, this is actually very essential.

All the applications are based on the existing concepts. Applications are the implementation of new ideas and innovation but concepts are old. It prevents the involvement of the third party.

A global system of nodes supports the whole Ethereum system. Nodes are the volunteers which download the entire Ethereum’s Blockchain to their desktops and fully enforce all the consensus rules of the system, keeping the network honest and receiving rewards in return.

There are some agreement rules, as well as few other parameters of the network, are dictated by ‘smart contracts.’ Those are specially designed to perform specific actions. The terms for both parties to fulfil are pre-programmed into the contract.

Such terms may cause any action or may be responsible for transactions. According to many people, smart contracts are the future and will eventually replace all other contractual agreements, as the implementation of smart contracts provides security that is superior to some parameters such as reduction in transaction costs associated with contracting, traditional contract law, and establish trust between two parties.

Moreover, the system also provides its users with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), which serves as a runtime environment for smart contracts based on Ethereum.

It ensures that the programs do not interfere with each other and untrusted code is executed securely. Ethereum Virtual Machine is totally isolated from the main Ethereum network.


Ripple is based on the shared public database. It makes use of a consensus process between validating servers to ensure integrity. It is a real-time gross-settlement, currency exchange and remittance network which was released in 2012.

The main purpose behind the creation of the Ripple protocol is a direct transfer of money between the two parties. All the types of currency can be exchanged, no issues with that. They promise to avoid the fees and wait times of traditional banking and even cryptocurrency transactions through exchanges.

The platform can have real value and real history that can make some statements vary. The XRP token is not used much.

In fact, Ripple had planned to phase it out at least, until fevered interest in cryptocurrencies began to take offs in 2016. Nevertheless, as CNBC noted today if Ripple hits $6.57, its market capitalization will be bigger than that of Bitcoin.

Ripple company issued 100 billion XRP tokens. At the time, the company assured that this is the total number of XRP that there can ever be. Ripple’s hub-and-spoke design positions XRP in the middle as a tool that is replaceable with any currency or digital asset, such as frequent flyer miles.

Through XRP, it can even settle a payment in 3.5 seconds and have it available, accessible and spendable. XRP use is completely independent of the Ripple network in general, that is, banks don’t actually need XRP to transfer dollars, euros, etc. and that’s what majority of small investors might be missing on when they are looking to buy the token.


Let us begin with what hyperledger actually is. Hyperledger is just like a hub for open industrial blockchain development.

Hyperledger is a freely accessible collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. “It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing, and Technology.”

Hyperledger doesn’t support any cryptocurrency. Therefore, a technology called Blockchain is behind this powerful platform. Since the Web itself, the website tells that, it “has a technology promised a broader and more fundamental revolution than blockchain technology.” Blockchains has the potential to “build a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust, accountability, and transparency at their core while streamlining business processes and legal constraints.”

Hyperledger makes a lot of promises. Via Hyperledger, the Linux Foundation is trying its best and hence it aims to create an environment in which communities of software developer and companies meet and coordinate to build blockchain frameworks.

The Linux Foundation established the platform in December 2015. In February 2016 the company announced the first founding members, in March 2016 and after that ten more members joined.

Currently, Hyperledger has a list of more than 100 members which includes companies like Airbus and Daimler, IT-companies like IBM, Fujitsu, SAP, Huawei, Nokia, Intel and Samsung, financial institutions like Deutsche Börse, American Express, J.P. Morgan, BBVA, BNP Paribas and Well Fargo, as well as Blockchain startups like Blockstream, Netki, Lykke, Factom, bloq and Consensys.

Executive government of Hyperledger are the main leaders of the committee. It comprises of more than 10 executives, most with decades of experience in Open Source and tight connections to several industries. You will find leaders of the Apache Foundation and the W3C Consortium as well as engineers from IBM and more.

Some of Hyperledgers’s members, like Richard Brown and Tamas Blumer, already worked with Blockchain for years. Along with technical knowledge, Hyperledger also provides software frameworks to its members.

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Jobs in Hyperledger Fabric

Hyperledger Fabric is the most utilized and sought after blockchain platform compared to other Hyperledger platforms. With the ability to develop and manage Smart Contracts, Hyperledger fabric has been preferred by companies as feasible alternatives

Jobs in Hyperledger Fabric are very actively available on LinkedIn and other platforms from major companies like IBM, Tech Mahindra, Deloitte etc. Hyperledger use Cases like Compliance Ledger System, Asset management Tools, Consortium Ledger etc

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Wall Street Journal Creates “WSJCoin” to Educate the Crypto Curious

On October 3, 2018, Steven Russolillo of The Wall Street Journal published a mini-documentary in which he created the “WSJCoin,” in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the inner workings of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He was so successful in fact that the cryptocurrency was shut down by the publication’s ethics manager after WSJCoin was pitched to investors.

Trip to Japan to Learn from the Best

With cryptocurrency quickly capturing the attention of mainstream news outlets, many traditional news establishments are scrambling to grasp at an understanding of the emerging technology. The 30-minute video by The Wall Street Journal follows the journey of Russolilio as he goes to Japan, a country that openly embraces bitcoin and similar altcoins not only at the government level but culturally as well.

In Japan, Russolilio meets with several individuals. Two notable individuals include a 21-year-old that dropped out of university to focus on his expanding mining facility for the hardware to run a blockchain and developer Makoto Takemiya who is responsible for actually coding WSJCoin.

WSJCoin’s blockchain of choice was Hyperledger’s Iroha, but in the video, Russolillo describes the Hyperledger and IROHA as two separate platforms. It should be noted that IROHA is a platform that Hyperledger has been working on for some time.

With Takemiya’s help, Russolillo decides the coin supply will be 8.4 billion, which is the average coin supply of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. Russolillo also decides instead of allowing each coin to be divisible by eight like in Bitcoin, to limit division to just 2. Takemiya also made this suggestion as people are used to dollars and cents, which are also only divisible to the second decimal point.


WSJCoin’s journey continues to include paying for two beers with two coins, as well as talking to DMM Bitcoin’s President Hitoshi Taguchi about the importance of creating crypto payment systems for users to use the cryptocurrency in real-world applications.

Things Get Physical – and Ethical

Fast forward a couple of minutes in the video and Russolio goes to Hong Kong, where he pitches the WSJCoin at The Wall Street Journal’s annual tech conference and has even printed physical coins for the occasion.

Bitpesa’s CEO Elizabeth Rossiello and Ripple’s former CTO Stefan Thomas were in attendance and relative fans of the concept. Rossiello and Thomas both believe there is a place for a journalism-based cryptocurrency, as the news business has been struggling with finding a viable revenue system since it mostly went digital.

Rossiello reminds that American media paywalls sometimes deny her credit card if it’s from overseas, impeding the purpose of trying to inform a global audience.

Despite the success up until this point, the documentary and WSJCoin face their ending when Neal Lipschutz, who oversees Ethics & Standards at the Wall Street Journal, said this to Russolilio:

“We’re not in the business of getting in the cryptocurrency world. We’re here to report it and explain it, just like we report on banks we don’t go out and start a bank. We’re not going to create a currency.”

Despite the abrupt ending of the journey, all parties involved learned a lot about what goes into a cryptocurrency. Despite all the resources now available, the best way to learn about crypto is perhaps to be directly engaged with it.


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Tron (TRX), Binance Coin, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin, Ethereum (ETH/USD), and Dash: News …

From Binance Coin entering into travel industry to Tron’s latest venture ‘Project Atlas,’ let’s explore the most recent news-making highlights in the crypto industry.

Binance Coin (BNB/USD)

Travelbybit tweet on Binance Coin

Travelbybit tweet on Binance Coin

Binance, the largest cryptocurrency has entered into travel industry by investing $2.5 million into TravelByBit. TravelByBit is a Queensland based travel company which offers payment system through Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.

By this initiative, both companies put efforts to make crypto-friendly travel industry and show the capabilities of cryptocurrency to the world.

Reportedly, both companies will introduce POS (Point-of-Sale) payment system by using blockchain tech into prime airports. Crypto and travel enthusiasts can now use Binance Coin (BNB) as payment at TravelByBit.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH/USD)



Centbee, the Bitcoin Cash Wallet has recently launched its beta version. Centbee’s beta version has been developed by Nchain. Though the wallet does not offer any breakthrough services, it has been created an open UI theme. PoS software development kits known as SDK. Users will also be able to integrate their phone contacts in the wallet, making it easy to connect with other BCH users on the applications.

The best part is that Cent bee is also offering test tokens to the cryptocurrency enthusiasts to try the platform without the risk of losing their personal stores of cryptocurrency.

Dogecoin (DOGE/USD)

Doge coin

Doge coin

Dogecoin (DOGE) has surpassed VeChain (VET), thanks to a strong bullish trend it experienced in the month of September.

Dogecoin was among the best performing cryptocurrency in September 2018, giving investors’ approximately a return of 30 percent. Presently, Dogecoin is positioned at 20th rank and holds market capitalization of US$ 681 Million. On the contrary, the price of VeChain price has been on a decline – at the beginning of the September month, its market capitalization amounted to US$ 1.008 Billion which has downturned to US$ 729 Million. Thus, VeChain now ranks at the 19th position.

As of now, Dogecoin is trading at US$ 0.005844, while VeChain is trading at US$ 0.013190.

Ethereum (ETH/USD)

Hyperledger ethereum alliance

Hyperledger ethereum alliance

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and Hyperledger have entered into a formal Agreement to promote and support the adoption of enterprise blockchain technology.

Founded in March 2017, the EEA is an enterprise blockchain startup that aims to refine the privacy, efficiency, and security of Ethereum (ETH) blockchain applications.

On this affiliation, Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger and Ron Resnick, Executive Director of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, has mutual cross-community collaboration by encouraging Ethereum developers to serve their enterprise projects to Hyperledger and Hyperledger project managers to accept de-facto interfaces appropriate for standardization to the appropriate EEA working groups.

Tron (TRX/USD)

Tron TRX Project Atlas

Tron TRX Project Atlas

TRON has launched their latest venture ‘Project Atlas’ to align and sync file sharing in the blockchain. The new project will unify blockchain technology with the peer-to-peer infrastructure of BitTorrent. It was in July 2018 when TRON took over BitTorrent with an active user base of 100 million.

With this new product development, Tron plans to use tokens to reward users who seed files for longer and use faster nodes, as well as those who share more of their bandwidth and storage space. It will utilize BitTorrent’s reward systems to encourage customers to share files by providing a user-friendly the file-sharing platform.


Dash Coin Cola

Dash Coin Cola

CoinCola and Dash have entered into a partnership to strengthen the flow and accessibility of digital currency in Venezuela. Thanks to the massive popularity of dash as a crypto coin in Venezuela, that CoinCola chose to increase the adoption of crypto in the crisis-hit nation by facilitating secure and transparent crypto trade at a low cost.

Founded in March 2017, CoinCola is a HongKong based crypto trading startup that offers counter crypto trading and coin-to-coin pair trading for following currencies – ETH, BTC, LTC, BCH, DASH, and USDT.


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KoreConX Security Token Offering Using Its Own Fully-Compliant KoreToken Protocol

KoreConX Security Token Offering Using Its Own Fully-Compliant KoreToken Protocol

“The KoreProtocol handles the complete lifecycle of the security token, from issuance, secondary trading, and all types of corporate actions,” said Dr. Kiran Garimella, KoreConX’s Chief Scientist and CTO.

TORONTO (PRWEB)October 03, 2018

KoreConX is excited to announce its Security Token Offering that will utilize its own KoreToken protocol. The KoreToken is the world’s first complete end-to-end protocol that has built-in AI to manage the entire lifecycle for tokenized securities, from issuance, trading, and all types of corporate actions.

The global securities marketplace is changing, and the future is tokenization. Combining corporate and securities law with tokenization facilitates efficient liquidity and fully-compliant transactions in multiple jurisdictions.

“We are thrilled about developing and launching KoreTokens on our KoreChain. KoreConX’s AI-enabled blockchain, based on Hyperledger Fabric and hosted at IBM, provides the highest level of security. The KoreProtocol handles the complete lifecycle of the security token, from issuance, secondary trading, and all types of corporate actions,” said Dr. Kiran Garimella, KoreConX’s Chief Scientist and CTO.

KoreConX will be working with established broker-dealers worldwide to make this initial offering of $15 million USD available to accredited investors in multiple jurisdictions (countries).

KoreConX believes in complying with securities regulation and corporate law to protect investors, issuers, and other participants in the global capital markets.

“KoreConX has been a fully operational all-in-one platform for several years helping many clients worldwide with compliance activities. The opportunities are tremendous for using tokenized securities to create efficiencies, reduce costs, and provide stronger governance for private companies. Our unrelenting focus is on ensuring the safety, security, and investor protection in global private capital markets,” said Oscar Jofre, co-founder, CEO of KoreConX.

For more information visit http://www.koreconx.io

About KoreConX

KoreConX is the world’s first highly-secure permissioned blockchain ecosystem for fully-compliant tokenized securities worldwide.

To ensure compliance with securities regulation and corporate law, the KoreConX all-in-one, AI-based blockchain platform manages the full lifecycle of tokenized securities including the issuance, trading, clearing, settlement, management, reporting, corporate actions, and custodianship. KoreConX connects companies to the capital markets and secondary markets facilitating access to capital and liquidity for private investors.

KoreConX is the first secure, all-in-one platform for private companies to manage their capital market activity and stakeholder communications. Removing the burden of fragmented systems and inefficient tools across multiple vendors, KoreConX offers a single environment to connect companies, investors and broker/dealers. Leveraged for investor relations and fundraising, private companies can share and manage corporate records and investments including portfolio management, capitalization table management, virtual minute book, security registers, transfer agent services and virtual deal rooms for raising capital.



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Huge Indication for Logistics as FedEx Integrates with Hyperledger Blockchain Hub

According to September 26 press release, US postal giant FedEx has teamed with Hyperledger, an open source project to improve blockchain technologies across multiple sectors.

Hyperledger, hosted by the Linux Foundation, enables organizations to build industry-specific applications, systems, and platforms as part of their individual business transactions.

By becoming a member of Hyperledger, FedEx became one of 270 members. Other affiliates include IBM, JP Morgan, Intel, and Deutsche Boerse. Senior vice president of IT at FedEx Services, Kevin Humphries stated that blockchain technology has major consequences for supply, logistics and transportation chains.

In February, FedEx joined Blockchain in the Transportation Alliance (BiTA), which is a focus group whose members comprise rail operators such as GE Transport, JD Logistics, and BNSF. BiTA seeks more security and transparency when delivered with blockchain technology.

Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger director has already said distributed ledger technology will trim down the power of technology giants such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

In today’s press release, he said, “We are gaining ground in the government, health, logistics, and finance market segments, and this diversity and growth reflects the budding recognition of the tactical value of managing novel business models.”

FedEx has chosen a proactive approach to adopt blockchain technology. In May, CEO of FedEx, Fred Smith, said that he thought the blockchain was the next frontier for global supply chains. In July, the FedEx Institute of Technology operated with the pharmaceutical company Good Shepherd Pharmacy to develop a new blockchain infrastructure to aid cancer patients to get medicine.

There is one more name that has recently adopted Blockchain for its logistics operations. R2 Logistics, Inc, which is a 3PL customer-focused service provider, is the newly enrolled member of Blockchain in Transport Alliance. The influence of this new and efficient technology is the thing every business organization is looking for.


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