Bank Crypterium makes the fastest cryptocurrencies transfer in the world

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Startup Crypterium, ran by former UK Visa CEO, challenges classic banks by introducing its new feature that allows its users to transfer any amount of cryptocurrency using not the complicated wallet addresses, but simply the recipient phone number.

Former Visa CEO’s startup runs the fastest crypto transactions in the world

Blockchain based fintech startup Crypterium challenges classic banks by introducing its new feature that allows its users to transfer any amount of cryptocurrency using not the complicated wallet addresses, but simply the recipient phone number. Those transfers happen simultaneously, and the company claims it can process up to a million transactions per second solving blockchain’s scalability issue.

Does it mean the first truly user friendly crypto solution has arrived, and we’re witnessing the Netscape moment for the whole industry? Marc O’Brien, who has held the position of CEO of Visa UK for six years, to then become a key advisor to Revolut, Britain’s first digital bank unicorn, bets the house that it did.

Going Mainstream

Almost all blockchain applications are not user-friendly. Tech-savvy people have created them for other tech-savvy people, and those solutions are still very confusing for both businesses and consumers who are not as computer literate.

Former Visa UK CEO Marc O’Brien has set a goal of bringing the crypto industry mainstream and making it more user friendly. “We’re on our way to the 21st century’s “Netscape moment”, the day when a California startup’s eye-popping market debut illuminated the World Wide Web for millions of people, otherwise only vaguely familiar with its potential and promise,” – he explains, mentioning that his own startup, Crypterium, “makes buying, selling and spending of cryptocurrency in everyday life as easy as possible, and that’s what will bring the next billions of people to using crypto.”

Problems unsolved

There are two key problems all crypto holders are facing today, while trying to transfer coins and tokens to each other. First of all, you can get confused with the wallet address. This is how they look like – 0xc5b133a52145990313915612bd732f059330287f – so getting confused is really easy. And once you do, you never get your money back.

There are also special hacker apps, such as CryptoShuffler, that change the address of the wallet while it is being copied. So in the “Send to the wallet” field, you enter the thief’s wallet number.

The second problem is that any transaction takes a while. If we are talking about Ethereum, it could be minutes, if it is Bitcoin – a transaction may take hours. When the blockchain networks are overloaded, transactions may take days.

Solution is on its way

Crypterium is aiming to solve both problems. There is no need to copy the recipient’s wallet address. You just need to know his or her phone number. Send crypto to your mom, your friend, your ex-girlfriend in France. They will get money even if they don’t have any crypto wallets. Once the transaction is processed, they’ll get an SMS with a link to get their crypto with some very clear instructions on what they can do with it. For example, they can use their newly acquired Bitcoin to top up their mobile phones.

What is even more great, the transaction of any cryptocurrency takes seconds. This has become possible because all transfers are done off-chain. When the user wants to spend the coins externally, the money is withdrawing from the sender’s wallet inside Crypterium. While not spent, all the transactions are written in the system, make the transfer the fastest of all.

“We have analyzed the most popular crypto wallets in the market, and none of them offer anything like it, though it sounds so exciting,” O’Brien says.

Time will tell, if crypto transactions will become more popular than the payments with Visa and Mastercard, but this solution is for sure one big step towards global crypto popularization.

trade.io Launches Unique, Community-Led Crypto-to-Crypto Exchange

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New innovative exchange backed by a $50 million liquidity pool providing revenue sharing on a daily basis opens its doors to the marke

Lugano, Switzerland – 23rd July 2018 – trade.io, the next-generation blockchain-based financial trading platform, has officially launched its one-of-a-kind, highly customizable crypto-to-crypto exchange which will initially offer the following tradable instruments: BTC (Bitcoin), BCH (Bitcoin Cash), ETH (Ethereum), LTC (Litecoin), TIO (TradeToken).

The company has been building out its exchange, with significant input from the trade.io community of Trade Token (TIO) holders, since finalizing its ICO in January this year, in which over 31 million USD was raised. Since the BETA launch this June, the community of ‘TIOnauts’ have been stress testing the exchange, and have actively contributed towards the development of the platform’s high-end specifications, ensuring a user-friendly exchange with a fully customizable widget-based user interface.

As of today the exchange platform is available to 1,000 pre-selected users, with further release groups to be announced soon. All new registrants will join a waiting list to start trading on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration to the trade.io Exchange is available here: https://trade.io/exchange

Differentiating itself from other crypto exchanges, the industry’s only fully customizable platform is enclosed with powerful flexibility, allowing traders to create their ideal trading environment in just a few minutes after signing up, without compromising on performance or speed. While initially only cryptocurrency instruments will be offered, other asset classes such as forex, commodities and others will follow in due course, making this exchange a ‘one-stop-shop’ for traders of all experience levels. Additionally, shortly after launch trade.io will also be rolling out leveraged crypto products along with fiat to crypto facilities.

One of the key advantages of the exchange is that unlike competitor exchanges, any downtime during system updates will be completely eliminated. This will help to avoid the loss of trading opportunities for exchange registrants. Furthermore, through the industry’s premiere revenue distribution mechanism, the liquidity pool, TIO holders will enjoy the success of the trade.io platform on a daily basis.

 

trade.io’s CEO Jim Preissler commented on the official launch, “The trade.io Exchange has been designed to give power back to customers by democratizing and disrupting the financial industry. What we are doing here is recapturing revenue and distributing it back to customers. With the help of our team of experts in the FinTech and blockchain sectors, we have created the future of crypto exchange here today.”

Since the closing of its ICO, trade.io has offered a series of airdrops for holders of its cryptocurrency (TIO), consisting of altcoins belonging to upcoming verified, high-potential ICOs. With this range of popular industry leading offerings, plus the development of a rich roadmap consisting of uniquely generous offerings and other company developments, trade.io continues to position itself at the forefront of the crypto market.

 

For more information regarding the trade.io exchange, please click here: trade.io/exchange.

About trade.io

trade.io is a next-generation financial institution based on blockchain technology, providing the ultimate in security and transparency. By leveraging decades of experience in the investment banking, trading & FinTech sectors, and combining them with the power and transparency of the distributed ledger, trade.io has created a truly unique product that will revolutionize asset trading and investment banking.

 

Media Contact:

Carolyn Devadawson

trade.io@brightbee.co.uk

+44 (0) 208 819 3170

 

trade.io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan To Run OTC Desk

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Wednesday 18th July 2018 Lugano, Switzerland – trade.io, a leading cryptocurrency exchange and innovator of the industry’s leading liquidity pool, today announced that David Hannigan has joined the company as its Chief Dealer. David brings almost 30 years of trading and risk management experience, most notably his position as Senior VP at National Australia Bank, to his new role.

David will lead trade.io’s risk management department, and will be responsible for building out its OTC Desk, allowing for both retail and institutional fiat-to-crypto exchange functionality. Up to 50% of all OTC Desk revenues will be allocated to the forthcoming liquidity pool, which can only be accessed by using trade.io’s utility token, TIO.

trade.io’s CEO Jim Preissler said, “We’re very lucky to have someone with David’s experience lead the risk management team and spearhead our OTC Desk. David has an impeccable track record in trading and risk management, which is invaluable when dealing with the size of deals in the crypto space. It’s not uncommon to have a $10m deal come through the desk multiple times per day.”

David Hannigan also commented, “I see a lot of similarities in how trade.io runs its business to many of the large banks I’ve worked for in the past. With my prior experience in the banking sector, I am cognizant on how profitable an OTC Desk can be. I am thrilled to hit the ground running to provide this service to the trade.io community.”

David will also be providing daily commentary on the crypto markets which can be accessed by registered trade.io users

What are Smart People Investing in Today and Why?

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They say that money can’t buy happiness, but there’s no doubt that it does make the world go round. While many of us rely on traditional 9 to 5 jobs to earn a wage, there are individuals out there with entrepreneurial flair looking for the next big opportunity. Investors have been making money out of potentially valuable commodities since time began, but the nature of investment has evolved. Though real estate and the stock market have generated many a millionaire, and a growing number of punters are hoping for the best when buying lottery tickets online, modern investors are looking for something a little different. Here, we take a look at some slightly quirkier tales of leading lights hoping to turn their passions into profits.

Michael Burry

Many people are aware of Michael Burry as a result of the movie, The Big Short. Starring Christian Bale, the film tells the story of Burry, an investor who made a fortune after bailing on the subprime market long before anybody else had the bravery or insight to make the same call. Burry already had a tale to tell, but perhaps the most interesting thing about him is his decision to invest in a commodity we all require to survive. As the credits roll, the movie reveals that Burry has turned his attention to water. It may seem slightly bizarre to suggest that you can profit from such a basic commodity, but if you think about it, there’s nothing else in the world that we need more than water. Water is not only essential for human life. It is becoming increasingly difficult to source. When demand outstrips supply, prices rise. Burry’s decision comes as water usage increases. We tend to think of water usage as washing the dishes, showering and drinking, but water is utilized in almost every process imaginable, from making a cup of coffee to preparing a steak. You may be shocked to hear that it takes more than 15,000 litres to obtain a kilogram of meat from a cow. With the world’s population increasing, and access to water supplies heavily restricted, it’s not hard to see why Burry has chosen this precious, life-giving liquid.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson is known for building the Virgin empire. Branson has dominated business headlines for many a decade, but his latest venture has turned even more heads than usual. Many of us have an interest in space, but Branson has taken his own passion to the next level. If you watch interviews with the British entrepreneur, it won’t take you long to understand the reason Branson is so keen to launch tourist voyages into the unknown. He is a self-confessed fan of astronomy, and he’s as desperate to travel into space now as he was when he was a starry-eyed kid who spent hours staring up at the skies. Virgin Galactic has been a long time in the making, but it looks like Branson’s blood, sweat, tears, and cash, are about to come good. The budding space traveler, who is currently training to be an astronaut, is hoping to make his first intergalactic trip within a matter of months.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a subject of constant press attention and intrigue. A self-made millionaire associated with hugely successful ventures like PayPal, Musk is best known for his association with Tesla. Tesla was established with the aim of creating eco-friendly vehicles. It’s no secret that Musk is passionate about saving the planet, and after he got involved, the company enjoyed unbounded growth. Musk is also making waves with SpaceX. Two decades ago, he knew very little about rockets, planets and space travel, but this was an interest he wanted to pursue. Fast forward to 2018 and SpaceX is launching rockets in partnership with NASA.

There’s a lot to be said for taking relatively safe bets in business, but occasionally, you get those who buck the trend and think outside of the box.

 

trade.io Announces Official Launch Of Its Highly Anticipated, Customizable Crypto Exchange at Simultaneous London Events

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Friday 29th June 2018, Lugano, Switzerland – trade.io’s CEO Jim Preissler today announced during his keynote speech at the trade.io sponsored, Bloomberg event in London, England, that the Exchange, the flagship product of trade.io, will be launched on July 17th, 2018. The announcement comes after months of anticipation across the crypto world where they have eagerly prepared for the launch of trade.io’s live Exchange, and later its Liquidity Pool.

Pre-registration to the trade.io exchange is available here: https://exchange.trade.io

Today marked a truly special occasion as trade.io celebrated the announcement of the launch with not just one, but two milestone events. The first of which was titled “The Future of Cryptocurrencies”; Bloomberg’s first ever cryptocurrency event. The event was broadcast live to Bloomberg Terminals’ many thousands of daily users and also live-streamed on trade.io’s website. The collaboration with trade.io was an attempt to bridge the worlds of traditional finance with blockchain/cryptocurrency by bringing some of the brightest minds and most innovative thinkers together, for a one-of-a-kind event. This event will be livestreamed on https://trade.io/future-of-cryptocurrencies.

In conjunction with the Exchange launch date announcement, trade.io also hosted a guerrilla coffee campaign, which took place at one of London’s busiest commuter hotspots and financial centres, Canary Wharf station, whereby more than 350,000 people pass through every day.

trade.io believes in constantly exceeding community expectations and today was no exception. Over 13,000 free coffees were served in trade.io branded cups, at the busy London Underground station as well as in 20 independent coffee shops in the City of London. In addition, numerous chocolate coins emulating the company’s cryptocurrency, the Trade Token (TIO), were distributed across various London venues, and both these and the coffee cups offered an opportunity to register in the company’s popular airdrops campaign.

The company has also made plans to exhilarate the crowds at Canary Wharf Station today, with a surprise flash mob of dancers dressed as astronauts. This is being live-streamed on the company facebook page www.facebook.com/trade.io

Global press were also present at both of these uplifting events, in order to disseminate footage of interviews and other key events on international television and media channels.

 

trade.io‘s CEO Jim Preissler commented on the launch, “We are thrilled to announce the launch of our trade.io Exchange. The community has been eagerly waiting, so it gives me great pleasure to announce that we will finally launch on 17th July. It will be a staggered launch to 1,000 people initially, with future clients to be on-boarded in the days to follow.

Following the BETA version of our Exchange where select members tested the platform, we are confident that we will satisfy the specifications stipulated to us by our community, and look forward to sharing in the successes of our upcoming official Exchange.

The first lucky 1,000 people to experience the trade.io platform, will be contacted via email in the days before the launch.

trade.io Leads The Way In Security By Introducing High-Level Security Systems and Practices For Its Upcoming Cryptocurrency Exchange

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Wednesday 27th June 2018, Lugano, Switzerland, trade.io – In anticipation of its upcoming cryptocurrency exchange, trade.io has announced a commitment to exceeding common security standards and has ensured the early implementation of a comprehensive security program.

During its ICO, rigid security controls and systems were deployed, and as a result, trade.io was able to fend off numerous cyber attacks and attempted hacks on the website and our users.

To further strengthen its guarantee of a trusted, reliable and safe platform, as reported earlier this year, we have employed a world-class security officer and a highly trained team with the ability to enhance trade’s cybersecurity robustness.

As a result, the following technologies, practices and procedures have therefore been implemented:

  • A multi-layered protection for users to sign in to the platform using several authentication methods. In addition, trade.io is implementing and enforcing only secured communications for its users with the platform.
  • The exchange will employ proprietary algorithms for the sake of ensuring security to the exchange funds and wallets architecture.
  • Extensive risk assessments, penetration tests, architecture reviews and code review processes are conducted by internal and external security experts, working under international known standards and methodologies, to make sure the platform is secured via best practices.
  • An in-house professional cybersecurity team that will monitor the platform 24/7 for anomalies related to the exchange, user accounts and activities.
  • Working methodologies based on international known standards such as the NIST framework and use of top of the line security products to secure internal systems.
  • Bank-level security monitoring systems that allows trade.io to quickly detect and block cyber incidents related to the platform, users accounts or internal systems.
  • Cybersecurity is integrated in all of the development stages including design, implementation and testing.

trade.io’s Head of Security, Ari Propper, commented, “We are using innovative industry-leading technologies to detect, protect and respond quickly to cyber events. We have a team of experts with vast knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity field as well as deep and strong connections in the industry that allows us to consult, review and test relevancy of cybersecurity technologies continuously. We are treating cyber defence as an ongoing process and integrating it in all of the development and business activities.”

trade.io’s Chief Technology Officer, Charles Voltron, also commented, Our security approach towards securing the exchange is holistic, other than protecting the exchange with a multi-layered defence tactics, we are enhancing our employees awareness for cyber events, we protect our business processes and our internal technologies.”

When it comes to security, the trade.io team is firm on not cutting any corners and is committed to having an exchange that clients feel safe using.”

To pre-register for the trade.io cryptocurrency exchange, visitors can join the waiting list on this page: https://exchange.trade.io

About trade.io

trade.io is a next-generation financial institution based on blockchain technology, providing the ultimate in security and transparency. By leveraging decades of experience in the investment banking, trading & FinTech sectors, and combining them with the power and transparency of the distributed ledger, trade.io has created a truly unique exchange that will revolutionize asset trading and investment banking.

trade.io Engages Its Community For Stress Testing Of Unique Crypto Exchange

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Tuesday 12 June 2018, Lugano Switzerland, trade.io announces that its highly anticipated crypto to crypto online exchange is approaching launch, with thanks to its valued community members. The Beta version, which was released in May 2018 is currently being stress tested by over200 community members, comprising of crypto fans, technical testers, blockchain developers and token investors.   These testers represent a huge demographic of potential users who will go on to regularly utilise the exchange upon launch.

The community members are proactively providing feedback on the current User Interface (UI), as well as stress testing for bugs. Any feedback given to the trade.io development team is being categorised and quickly acted upon, in order to provide a uniquely safe and customisable trading platform that vastly differentiates itself from its competitors.

On this, CTO of trade.io, Charles Voltron commented: “Rather than trying to decide for ourselves what the community wants on this front we have taken a vastly different approach from our competitors”.

On this, an anonymous community member commented: “This is the first time as investor that I was given power to shape the very heart of a company, in this case, the trade.io exchange platform. The team has shown their talent not only on the technical side but also on the human relationship side, taking in consideration every suggestion we testers had, and we were a quite noisy group of testers!”

Feedback from the community shows an appreciation of the exchange’s customizable user interface that will compliment the trading strategy and preferences of any given user. On this, Charles continued: “…it’s clear that poor user interface is the top complaint among traders about currently available crypto exchanges, along with security concerns. Through our customizable modular UI, the evolution of our platform will be almost entirely driven by the users themselves”.

Since the onset of community testing, additional valuable features have been incorporated into the exchange, purely upon the request of its testers. On this, Charles added:  “We added night mode, better widget resizing, better chart options, color themes – these were all user feedback related.”

COO of trade.io Roy Gutshall commented: “Our users love the flexible UI and ability to create their own unique trading environment.  Some people don’t like using charts so they just trade with the order book. Others like the social aspect of creating their profiles, avatars, and using the chat functionality.  The ability to cater to a multitude of user preferences is being recognized by the majority of the beta users.”

Charles concluded by stating: “We are setting new precedents by engaging with our community to the level that we currently are.  We have built our entire UI framework around being able to quickly respond to on-going user feedback. With our approach, we simply add a new widget and users can decide if they want to use it or not. No other exchange is catering to users in terms of UI flexibility this way.”

The community has taken particular note of the customizability of the Exchange via intuitive widgets.  On this, an anonymous community member commented: “This exchange is built from the ground up using widget system for faster and flexible rollout of functionalities. And everything has been suggested by the community.  For that reason, this could be the best exchange.”

The trade.io Exchange is scheduled for release shortly upon finalising the testing process.  Pre-registration is currently open athttps://exchange.trade.io

About trade.io

trade.io is a next generation institution, bridging the world of traditional finance with state-of-the-art fintech and blockchain innovations to provide a more ethical & efficient financial environment for financial consumers. trade.io does this by drawing upon its unparalleled history in the financial and blockchain sectors to provide top-range turnkey services. Currently in high demand are:

> The trade.io Consulting Services to verified ICOs who have been vetted for long-term viability. > The trade.io Investing Program, through which angel investors and institutions can invest in up and coming, high-potential ICOs at highly discounted rates with additional benefits.

> The highly-anticipated trade.io exchange, built by traders for traders. It sets itself apart as the first crypto exchange to offer a professional, fully customizable and highly intuitive trading environment.

The company owes its ongoing successes to its community. They helped to raise over 31 million USD for the trade.io ICO which concluded in January of this year, and they continue to constructively shape the processes, services and products offered by the company.

Contact:

marketing@trade.io

https://trade.io

Tuesday 12 June 2018, Lugano Switzerland, trade.io announces that its highly anticipated crypto to crypto online exchange is approaching launch, with thanks to its valued community members. The Beta version, which was released in May 2018 is currently being stress tested by over200 community members, comprising of crypto fans, technical testers, blockchain developers and token investors.   These testers represent a huge demographic of potential users who will go on to regularly utilise the exchange upon launch.

The community members are proactively providing feedback on the current User Interface (UI), as well as stress testing for bugs. Any feedback given to the trade.io development team is being categorised and quickly acted upon, in order to provide a uniquely safe and customisable trading platform that vastly differentiates itself from its competitors.

On this, CTO of trade.io, Charles Voltron commented: “Rather than trying to decide for ourselves what the community wants on this front we have taken a vastly different approach from our competitors”.

On this, an anonymous community member commented: “This is the first time as investor that I was given power to shape the very heart of a company, in this case, the trade.io exchange platform. The team has shown their talent not only on the technical side but also on the human relationship side, taking in consideration every suggestion we testers had, and we were a quite noisy group of testers!”

Feedback from the community shows an appreciation of the exchange’s customizable user interface that will compliment the trading strategy and preferences of any given user. On this, Charles continued: “…it’s clear that poor user interface is the top complaint among traders about currently available crypto exchanges, along with security concerns. Through our customizable modular UI, the evolution of our platform will be almost entirely driven by the users themselves”.

Since the onset of community testing, additional valuable features have been incorporated into the exchange, purely upon the request of its testers. On this, Charles added:  “We added night mode, better widget resizing, better chart options, color themes – these were all user feedback related.”

COO of trade.io Roy Gutshall commented: “Our users love the flexible UI and ability to create their own unique trading environment.  Some people don’t like using charts so they just trade with the order book. Others like the social aspect of creating their profiles, avatars, and using the chat functionality.  The ability to cater to a multitude of user preferences is being recognized by the majority of the beta users.”

Charles concluded by stating: “We are setting new precedents by engaging with our community to the level that we currently are.  We have built our entire UI framework around being able to quickly respond to on-going user feedback. With our approach, we simply add a new widget and users can decide if they want to use it or not. No other exchange is catering to users in terms of UI flexibility this way.”

The community has taken particular note of the customizability of the Exchange via intuitive widgets.  On this, an anonymous community member commented: “This exchange is built from the ground up using widget system for faster and flexible rollout of functionalities. And everything has been suggested by the community.  For that reason, this could be the best exchange.”

The trade.io Exchange is scheduled for release shortly upon finalising the testing process.  Pre-registration is currently open athttps://exchange.trade.io

 

About trade.io

trade.io is a next generation institution, bridging the world of traditional finance with state-of-the-art fintech and blockchain innovations to provide a more ethical & efficient financial environment for financial consumers. trade.io does this by drawing upon its unparalleled history in the financial and blockchain sectors to provide top-range turnkey services. Currently in high demand are:

> The trade.io Consulting Services to verified ICOs who have been vetted for long-term viability. > The trade.io Investing Program, through which angel investors and institutions can invest in up and coming, high-potential ICOs at highly discounted rates with additional benefits.

> The highly-anticipated trade.io exchange, built by traders for traders. It sets itself apart as the first crypto exchange to offer a professional, fully customizable and highly intuitive trading environment.

The company owes its ongoing successes to its community. They helped to raise over 31 million USD for the trade.io ICO which concluded in January of this year, and they continue to constructively shape the processes, services and products offered by the company.

Contact:

marketing@trade.io

https://trade.io

 

HOARD: ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE CRYPTO BANKING FOR ALL

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The banking sector has long been untrustworthy, taking advantage of customers while implementing centralized and opaque practices which serve to only benefit financial institutions. In essence, you lose your hard-earned money while wealthy bankers add to their stockpiles. Luckily, the days of these unfair business practices are coming to an end.

BE YOUR OWN BANK

Only time will tell what will happen to traditional financial institutions, but history suggests no institution is too big to fail. With FinTech companies disrupting and undermining these pillars of power, banks are watching their relevance wane. With the emergence of Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology, the time is right — especially following the last decade’s banking crisis, which still has the global economy on a path to recovery.

Blockchain-driven cryptocurrency technology has laid the foundation for Hoard – a decentralized financial services company with a mission to simplify blockchain-based financial services and improve the cryptocurrency experience.

The founders of Hoard are no strangers to the modus operandi of the banking sector. In fact, one of them had been part of the industry before saying his goodbyes to the system. From working with banks while embracing the shifts in the new economy to addressing the lack of design thinking and consumer-driven development, Hoard was born from the premise of wanting things faster, simpler, and more secure.

Be Your Own Bank

Hoard was created by a small group of forward-thinking individuals who wanted to solve the shortcomings found in the traditional banking sector. Their platform puts the power of banking in the user’s hands, as opposed to the centralized counterparts of banks and card processors. In doing so, Hoard provides the right set of financial tools, security protocols, and customer support channels — features which will make the whole process of ‘being one’s own bank’ easier and less expensive.

Hoard is not meant to be a bank. Rather, it is meant to reinvent the bank. The platform accomplishes this by leveraging the qualities, capabilities and market interests of cryptocurrencies with a blockchain platform that provides an all-in-one crypto-banking and investment solution. More importantly, it is not confined to just one cryptocurrency or token, and its open source blockchain initiative allows users to bank with the cryptocurrency of their choice.

With Hoard, users can send, receive or hold value in any cryptocurrency. As noted by the platform’s co-founder and CEO Jason Davis:

Our mission is to build a platform that empowers anyone, anywhere in the world, to hold, track, transfer, and transact with any blockchain-based or digital asset, privately and instantly, from their mobile device.

Co-founder and CTO Dan Lipert reinforces this sentiment by stating:

We’ve started with a user-centric and multi-currency wallet that puts user interests first, empowering them to participate in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. While our roadmap is extensive, our goal is to make navigating the crypto-finance world as simple as putting coins in a piggy bank. Hoard will ensure that everyone around the world has access to next-generation financial tools.

With Hoard, cryptocurrencies are accessible to anyone and banking is affordable for everyone. Learn more about Hoard and the team: https://www.hoardinvest.com/

What do you think about Hoard? How will it help facilitate broader acceptance and use of cryptocurrencies? Let us know in the comments below!

COINPENNANT CROWDSALE PUTS COPY TRADING ON THE BLOCKCHAIN

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The startup CoinPennant plans to elevate this concept by channeling advice from established traders for those who want to enter the fast-paced cryptocurrency investment space by using a combined social network and blockchain-based copy trading platform.

BLOCKCHAIN, COPY TRADING, AND SMART CONTRACTS

Some companies, such as eToro and ZuluTrade, already provide copy trading services for foreign currency trading, and they have also ventured into cryptocurrency. CoinPennant will forge a different path by choosing to specialize in the cryptocurrency space by reinventing copy trading on a blockchain-based platform.

David Hoverman, CoinPennant’s lead business developer, said that the fast-moving and volatile cryptocurrency market is intimidating to newcomers as the market is beset by risk and fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Hoverman explained:

It’s not necessarily due to lack of access but just lack of knowledge. Good, reliable information, especially in relation to trading, is hard to come by, and generally, when you come by it, it’s expensive to obtain.

The CoinPennant team originally envisioned a subscription-based model that would use algorithms to analyze market data and push market indicators to a user’s dashboard. During its research, it noticed online “signal groups” offering trading information and opinion for a regular financial payment. Some were unreliable, but some were legitimate, Hoverman said. This gave the team the idea to expand its services.

Alongside its original data analysis services, the company will fold a marketplace for crowdsourced trading advisory services into its platform. Investors will access the market via a social network that lets them collaborate with each other and follow those with “master trader” status in the community.

Newbie traders can shadow these established traders in two ways. The first is by purchasing trading tips that master traders publish on the system, which include entry and exit points, stop-loss thresholds, and written explanations of the trading strategy.

INFUSING COPY TRADING WITH CONFIDENCE

Users pay for the tips using CoinPennant (CPNT) tokens, which are ERC20-based utility tokens. The payment goes into a smart contract, which watches the market to see whether the tip correctly predicted an asset’s movement. If the tip succeeds, the smart contract pays the tip to the trader, with a 25 percent cut going to CoinPennant. If it doesn’t, then the money returns to the user who paid for the tip.

The blockchain-based mechanism introduces more confidence in copy trading arrangements, Hoverman said. He further elaborated:

People giving out tips are accountable. People giving the tips are more comfortable that the parameters are set and the smart contracts are in place to make both sides accountable to each other and prevent a lot of scams.

Master traders are those with a proven track record on the system, and they are a key part of the company’s copy trading module. On a subscription basis, traders can create a contract with a master trader that will copy that master trader’s transactions in their own accounts, proportional to the funds that they make available.

CoinPennant copy trading

Of the experience of master traders, Hoverman says:

These master traders are people who have been trading Bitcoin and ether since Bitcoin was priced at $500. They could be either individuals or groups who are really good at technical and fundamental analysis and merging the two together to predict the market movements.

Users will be able to intervene in their accounts, manually overriding instructions sent by a master trader. They will also be able to mix copy trading contracts to create a portfolio that combines multiple strategies and risk levels, Hoverman explained.

COINPENNANT TOKEN SALE

CoinPennant will produce up to 54.0 million CPNT in total, selling up to 24.3 million CPNT in a private presale and crowdsale, with the exact number depending on the funds raised. It will only distribute CPNT at the end of the crowdsale.

The company will also reserve 26 percent of the total tokens produced for the founders and team, 10 percent for advisors and partners, 7 percent for early adopter master traders, and 12 percent for an airdrop. The exact number generated will depend on the funds contributed.

The presale and crowdsale will be conducted in Slovenia, where the bulk of the founding team resides. CoinPennant will soon announce further details of the crowdsale, which Hoverman said will not be offered to U.S. citizens.

The CoinPennant team brings together top crypto developers and traditional business experts to provide technical solutions that meet the needs of investors of all backgrounds.

Note: Trading and investing in digital assets is speculative and can be high-risk. Based on the shifting business and regulatory environment of such a new industry, this content should not be considered investment or legal advice.

CoinPennant is an intelligence-trading platform and social network that enables copy trading, advanced technical analysis, and data mining. For more information, visit our website or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Have you ever participated in social/copy trading? How will CoinPennant ease onboarding for new crypto traders? Let us know in the comments below.

trade.io is the World’s 1st Cryptocurrency To Go Mainstream By Officially Partnering With Regulated FX / CFD Brokers

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018, Lugano Switzerland, trade.io has announced that its early adopter – the PRIMUS Group of companies – known by its clientele as ‘FXPRIMUS, The Safest Place To Trade’ – will offer its clients the ability to deposit to their trading account using their TIO.  This announcement follows successful integration of trade.io’s BTV DApp (Blockchain Trade Verifier) to FXPRIMUS in January of this year.

The 10-year old industry leading broker, and winner of multiple awards will offer the ability to deposit in TIO, in response to overwhelming community demand.  With this, its clients who span multiple continents, will have the opportunity to deposit to their trading account in a similar manner they currently do, utilizing Bitcoin.

By offering the ability to deposit utilizing TIO, the trade.io community – known as the Tionauts – will now have access to trade over 120 tradable instruments including forex pairs, commodities, stocks and indices. Further to this, TIO is acting as a frictionless, absolutely free funding method which allows clients to fund and begin trading in the quickest manner possible.  This integration of technologies between the two companies further demonstrates the utility of TIO and the continuous focus by FXPRIMUS to provide everyone a convenient, efficient way to trade.

This unprecedented move to further bridge the gap between traditional finance and the blockchain sector brings significant added value to the loyal TIO-holding community of trade.io, as well as providing a bridge of access into the world of cryptocurrencies for the traditional investor.

CEO of trade.io Jim Preissler commented: “One of our many initiatives is to continue to bring utility to TIO.  By offering it as a method of deposit to such an industry leader as FXPRIMUS, will allow TIO Holders to experience the excitement of FX & CFD trading.  This development also has the potential to significantly increase the size of the TIO community, as we’re exposing TIO to an entirely different asset class.”

Preissler concluded  “We are already in talks with other brokers and non-financial companies which will only expand the TIO community.”

With a rooted background in traditional finance, the board and management team of trade.io have already been approached by other brokers to include the TIO as a deposit mechanism.  Applications are welcome to be submitted to support@trade.io

CEO of PRIMUS Group, Constantinos Kappai commented: Our motto and driving force at FXPRIMUS has always been to provide one of the safest trading environments for traders worldwide. With this new integration, our wish is to extend our stable and secure trading environment into a relatively untapped resource, the crypto world.”

The Trade Token (TIO) is currently available to buy on the following exchanges: OKEX, Bancor, gate.io, TIDEX, KuCoin, HiTBTC & IDEX.  To find out more about the Trade Token and to be alerted about the upcoming launch of trade.io’s flagship product the trade.io Exchange, visit https://trade.io/exchange

 

About trade.io

trade.io is a next generation financial institution based on blockchain technology, and providing the ultimate in security and transparency via its flagship product the trade.io exchange as well as its highly sought after ICO Consulting Services and Angel Investment Program. trade.io successfully completed its ICO in January 2018 and raised over 31 million USD from loyal participants and community members who want greater transparency in the financial markets.

Read more: https://trade.io/exchange

Contact: marketing@trade.io

About FXPRIMUS

FXPRIMUS is globally acclaimed for offering one of the most secure online trading environments available anywhere in the forex industry. The company enables clients of all experience levels to trade multiple instruments including forex, commodities, energies, indices and cryptocurrencies, via a range of advanced web and mobile trading platforms. Lightning quick execution via state-of-the-art execution systems worldwide combine to create a seamlessly efficient trading environment. Client funds are protected via a client fund insurance for up to 2.5EUR million, plus 3rd party overseeing of client funds by Boudica Client Trust.

Learn more: https://www.fxprimus.com

Contact:  support@fxprimus.com

Alvexo Broker: Complete Review

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Alvexo Broker Review

Alvexo is an investment company and forex broker. It is licensed with the Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission (CySEC) with license number 236/14.  It was first established in 2014, but opened its doors to traders in January 2015.  The company was created by experienced market professionals in both the trading and tech industries. This powerful combination made it possible develop a complete, user-friendly educational and trading experience.

Company Information

Name: Alvexo

Websitehttps://www.alvexo.com

Founded: 2014

Headquarters: Limassol, Cyprus

The Owner: VPR Safe Financial Group Limited

Phone: +357-250-30482

Email: support@alvexo.com

Minimum Lot Size: 0.01

Maximum Leverage: 300:1

Minimum Deposit: $500

Minimum Trade Amount: Not Available

Maximum Per Trade: Not Available

The Alvexo Trading Platform

The company’s headquarters can be found in Limassol, Cyprus.  There, it is registered as a Cyprus Investment Firm (CIF) and is operated by VPR Safe Financial Group Limited. It is also registered with the FCA (FSA, UK) as a CIF with reference number 683301.

As a registered forex broker and investment company, Alvexo offers more than 490 trading instruments.  Of course, they include forex, but they also include CFDs, metals, stocks, shares and even cryptocurrencies.  Cryptocurrencies are extremely hot in the investing world at the moment, and Alvexo makes it possible to trade among the top cryptos.

Both desktop and mobile users can access Alvexo platform options as there are three choices from which to choose.  The first is software (the popular MetaTrader 4, aka MT4 app) the client can download onto his or her computer.  The second is a web browser-based platform. Clients can use any or all these platforms as suits them best.

With a priority on security, transparency, information and education, Alvexo’s clients trade with confidence and skilled strategy. The platforms are user-friendly and the trading experience provides a wealth of resources to keep clients regularly informed and prepared.

Main Features of the Broker

Alvexo has made it its mission to provide traders of every experience level with the education, tools, resources and news they need to make the right choices for their investment strategies.  Whether this is a trader’s first experience or he or she is highly seasoned, each client can hit the ground running with these tools.

It all begins with the Alvexo Trading Academy. This resource is free to all clients.  It is the very heart of the educational experience at Alvexo.  There are two learning tracks from which to choose.  Beginners can opt for Forex Trading Basics.  More experienced clients can move directly to the Advanced Trading Strategies.  These articles and video tutorials provide easy-to-understand, helpful information that lets clients learn at a pace that is comfortable to them.  There is no time limit, which means that this education can fit into even the busiest schedule.

From there, clients can move on to a free demo trading account and enjoy the client support that is always available. Clients can use their free demo account to practice what they learned at the Alvexo Trading Academy.  This gives them the ability to better understand how trading moves and feels and how to use the strategies they’ve learned before they commit with real money.

Alvexo.com got good reviews across the board – when we searched the leading results the brand got scores of around 8-9 out of 10 respectively which is a good sign for trust.

Customer Support

The website is comprehensive and can be accessed in any of 16 different languages. Moreover, its client support is available 7 days per week, 24 hours per day – also active on social.  Representatives are experienced, professional and knowledgeable and always ready to provide one-on-one support via international toll-free number, live chat, email or direct mail.

User Friendliness

Just because a client has completed the Alvexo Trading Academy, it doesn’t mean the information stops.  Knowledge is key to effective trading.  Therefore, the company provides clients with regular news updates about the latest market-affecting events – so both stocks and currencies effecting events are covered. It also goes above and beyond by sharing daily market commentary prepared by in-house economists and experienced brokers.

Traders using this platform have a wealth of additional data at their fingertips for both historical and real-time analysis.  Using customizable lines, bars and candlesticks, clients can graph price trends, spot central points and forecast future movements.

Clients also receive free signals twice per day.  This is typically considered to be a premium feature at other firms, but the brand top priority is providing its client with necessary information. Therefore, it has included these signals with all accounts.

Speaking of accounts, Alvexo offers a unique Account Generator feature.  This uses five quick income status and investment goal questions to help guide clients to choose the best Alvexo account type to suit their needs and expectations.

Ultimate Overview

Alvexo is a forex broker and investment company.  That said, it’s not just your standard trading platform.  It provides a complete trading experience that welcomes individuals regardless of their skill levels. In fact, it helps to equip new traders with what they need to rapidly reach a higher skill level.  It also equips experienced traders with what they need to truly polish their strategies.  In both case, that equipment is in the form of education and knowledge.

trade.io Announces Upcoming Massive Airdrop Campaign To Trade Token (TIO) Holders

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Wednesday, 30th May, 2018 Lugano, Switzerland: trade.io announces the upcoming launch of an unprecedented ongoing airdrop campaign, which will enrich the portfolio of existing Trade Token (TIO) holders with potentially hundreds of different Alt Coins.

With this campaign, any TIO holder is automatically qualified to benefit from ongoing token airdrops from high potential ICOs. Such ICOs have undergone an extensive vetting process by the experienced trade.io consulting team for AML processes, technical viability and longevity, and as a result have been verified as high potential projects by the company.

trade.io targets to airdrop as many as 2 million tokens (sometimes more) per verified ICO, specifically to its TIO holders and to its loyal community. Clients who have already passed the strict trade.io vetting processes and who are in line to distribute their Alt Coins to the trade.io network include: TV-TWO, ICO Watchdog, INGOT Coin, DarcMatter, ZeroEdge. Another 50 ICOs are already in discussions to join the trade.io ICO consulting pipeline. This could potentially make 100 million coins available for airdrop to TIO holders within the coming months.

How does the airdrop work?*

  1. Community members who join in trade.io’s telegram groups plus the ICO client’s telegram group will automatically be airdropped a pre-set percentage of tokens.
  2. Existing TIO Holders who actively participate into the ICO of the client via the upcoming trade.io airdrop web page will be eligible to receive a significant number of additional Alt Coins. The top raffle allocation is USD 100,000.
  3. trade.io will take a snapshot of all wallets holding TIO – anybody holding over 2,500 TIOs will be eligible to receive an additional airdrop. This will be an ongoing process for any ICO launched on the trade.io platform.
  4. TIO holders who participate in the ICO via the trade.io link will be eligible to receive additional bonuses over and above what the client ICO is offering.
  5. To register to be informed about upcoming airdrops, visit https://airdrops.trade.io

CEO of trade.io Jim Preissler commented: “We are constantly looking for ways to add value to the experience of our loyal community and TIO holders. We feel that an ongoing airdrop of this enormity is the perfect way to both thank our community for their loyalty plus to assist new high potential ICOs in accessing our informed and ambitious community.”

The Company’s vision is to continually onboard quality ICOs, which will bring a stream of high potential Alt Coins to TIO holders on an ongoing basis. With this, any hodler of the TIO token will automatically inherit high quality coins. This will help TIO holders to diversify – as well as to increase – the size of their portfolio.

He continued, “This airdrop is a win-win situation for all company stakeholders. The Alt Coins from our upcoming ICOs will also be airdropped into our liquidity pool, which will benefit all of its participants.”

The Trade Token is currently available to purchase on the following exchanges: OKEX, Bancor, GateIO, TIDEX, KuCOIN, HitBTC, IDEX. The trade.io exchange is scheduled to launch within the coming weeks.

Any percentages stipulated and/or airdrop terms & conditions will be issued by the company upon final launch of the airdrop program in due course. All announcements will be made on our official telegram channel https://t.me/TradeToken

About trade.io

trade.io is a next-generation financial institution based on blockchain technology, and providing the ultimate in security and transparency via its flagship product the trade.io exchange as well as its highly sought after ICO Consulting Services and Angel Investment Program. trade.io successfully completed its ICO in January 2018 and raised over 31 million USD from loyal participants and community members who want greater transparency in the financial markets.

Read more: https://trade.io
Contact: marketing@trade.io

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