Blockchain Startup COSS Romanian pro-blockchain energy supply company, Eva Energy has announced that it will now be accepting gas and electricity bill payments in multiple cryptocurrencies.

Blockchain Startup COSS and Romania’s Eva Energy Join Forces to Enable Cryptocurrency Bill Payments in the Country

Bitcoin Press Release: C.O.S.S. PTE LTD partners with Romanian energy supply company Eva Energy to make cryptocurrency bill payments a reality for the public.

Blockchain Startup COSS Romanian pro-blockchain energy supply company, Eva Energy has announced that it will now be accepting gas and electricity bill payments in multiple cryptocurrencies.

FOREX INVESTORS  Blockchain Startup COSS Romanian pro-blockchain energy supply company, Eva Energy has announced that it will now be accepting gas and electricity bill payments in multiple cryptocurrencies. C.O.S.S.PTE LTD (COSS), the Singaporean blockchain company has partnered with the energy company, providing the payment solution necessary to make this breakthrough possible. Eva Energy is an outstanding player in Romania’s energy sector, renowned for its progressive thinking and passion for innovation. It is pioneering in cryptocurrency adoption within the industry.

Eva Energy has been pursuing innovation since its conception in 2012. The company was founded by Austrian entrepreneur Cristian Hagmann, an expert in voltage networks, IT energy services, network automation research, and energy market analysis. Hagmann has over 20 years of business experience within the respective fields. The company has been destined to be a pathfinder in subscription based power supply in Romania.

Explaining the background of Eva Energy, the company’s CEO Christian Hagmann said,



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“In 2010, I was invited to a conference in Romania to speak about smart networks. Back then we were catering IT energy services and network automation research. We conducted the energy market analysis in Romania and discovered that the demand for smart metering was strong, that’s how Eva Energy was founded. To enhance its development, we applied an innovative approach to portfolio structuring, and were the first ones who tried it in Romania,”

In 2015 Eva Energy started re-thinking its payment media, partnering with PayPoint to enable payments for its bills via terminals in convenience stores across Romania, effectively reducing fees. More recently the company launched ‘energy cards’ to introduce its 70K+ customers to flexible payment methods.

By 2019, the company aims to cater gas and electricity to 300K customers, providing them with the option to pay their monthly bills in any cryptocurrency offered through the COSS payment gateway. According to its 5-year business plan, Eva Energy estimates to generate EUR 55.5M as a result of geographical expansion and growth by establishing distributor networks and direct operation in selective markets. The company will also aim to raise EUR 5M by issuing new products. Eva Energy also targets human resource investment and investment in assets to support its plans for growth and capitalization. For this purpose, the company will soon issue BITWATT, an energy trading platform and token.


Eva Energy is currently enabling cryptocurrency billing with not only Bitcoin but an entire array of cryptocurrencies. The provider of such an advanced solution is COSS that has developed a payment gateway / POS for its customers accepting cryptocurrency payments for their services and products to boost the adoption rate. COSS is currently supporting a broad range of cryptocurrencies on its exchange including BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH, XEM, LSK, PAY, BNT, SNM, VRS, ARK, TaaS, CVC.

The COSS platform continues to extend support for new coins on a frequent basis. There are times when a new cryptocurrency is added to the platform each week. In the coming days, it plans to include support for DDF and other tokens. Cristian Hagmann has joined the COSS advisory board as Corporate Strategy Advisor prior to the presale of COSS tokens. The tokens will be officially available for purchase from August 8, 2017, during the Token Swap (ICO). The two companies signed an MOU to seal their strategic partnership and to contribute to each other’s expansive development plans.

About Eva Energy

Eva Energy is a Romanian energy supply company dedicated to delivering integrated utilities – electricity and natural gas to industrial and domestic customers since 2012. The company has gained substantial market share as a result of its customer-oriented policy and concern for the development and the quality of supplied electricity. Aiming to meet the needs of both the eligible and the home-based consumers through competitive products and consumer-friendly services, Eva Energy maintains a stable portfolio while maintaining flexibility, and continued expansion to new markets.

About COSS.IO

COSS stands for Crypto One Stop Solution, a platform that encompasses all aspects of a digital ecosystem based on cryptocurrency aimed at spreading its adoption. COSS addresses the massive adoption of cryptocurrency by means of the features such as: payment gateway / POS, merchant list, digital marketplace, e-wallet, exchange, etc. It is currently pre-selling its revenue-generating token, named COSS, that can earn its holders the revenues in all other cryptocurrencies. For details visit: https://coss.io/ico. You can follow the updates from COSS via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Slack and LinkedIn.

Learn more about COSS at – https://www.coss.io/

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DAO Announces ICO Campaign  Energy-focused blockchain investment fund Solar DAO has proudly

Blockchain Startup Solar DAO Announces ICO Campaign to Support PV Solar Plant Construction

Bitcoin Press Release: Blockchain startup Solar DAO has announced dates for its crowdfunding campaign, offering investors a chance to support the construction of PV solar plant.

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FOREX INVESTORS  DAO Announces ICO Campaign  Energy-focused blockchain investment fund Solar DAO has proudly announced the dates for its two-stage ICO crowdfunding campaign. Both the Pre-ICO and ICO will raise funds which the company will invest into constructing a new PV solar plant. The preliminary ICO will take place between the 27th of July 2017 and the 31st of August 2017. It will be followed by the core ICO, scheduled to start by the end of October 2017.

Solar DAO is a closed-end investment fund built on Ethereum blockchain. The company will raise funds with the two ICO campaign and invest them globally in PV solar plant construction, with a particular focus on the Israeli, Portuguese, Kazakhstani and Ukrainian markets, over the next four years.

The project was established in 2012, and the development team has worked in the solar energy (photovoltaic) market since 1991. The team behind Solar DAO has already implemented 70 MW PV plants across Europe, developed 270 MW plants in Russia and 150 MW plants in Kazakhstan. They have also implemented four production facilities for PV cells and modules in Russia, Spain, Germany and South Africa.



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Solar DAO team is currently helping its clients invest in PV solar plants across the globe through UNISOLEX, a Russian entity. The platform has attracted significant multi-million investors in different regions. These solar plants sell electricity to the central grid with special tariffs implemented for up to 25 years and continue to sell for an average market price after expiry.

The PV solar plants will be refinanced to construct new plants and subsequently increasing the total installed power capacity of plants run by Solar DAO. When the ICO finishes, major investors will be targeted to buy existing tokens from ICO participants. Solar DAO also aims to payback tokens and sell them to major investors.

Solar DAO ICO

The Solar DAO ICO campaign will consist of two stages, a Pre-ICO and a core ICO. The Preliminary ICO will run from, July 27, 2017, to August 31, 2017, while the core ICO planned to run on the end of October, 2017. There will be a total available supply of 80,000,000 Solar DAO (SDAO) tokens, with an initial token price of $1.00 per token.

SDAO token holders will benefit from membership in Solar DAO, which comes with full access to 100% of the net profits generated by the solar plants, across the globe. SDAO tokens are executed by Ethereum smart contracts for increased transparency and security. Any undistributed tokens will be eliminated through smart contracts, and any release of additional tokens is closed out at this stage.

ICO participants will receive tokens in exchange for their investment which entitles them to Solar DAO shares and grants them access to 100% of profits from all solar plants across the globe. The profits will consequently be distributed quarterly in ETH to tokens holders’ wallets.

Early bird investors will receive the following bonuses for the Pre-ICO:

• Week one bonus – 100%
• Week two bonus – %80%
• Week three bonus – %70%
• Week four bonus – %60%
• Week five bonus – 50%

Early bird investors will receive the following bonuses for the core ICO:

• First four days – 25%
• Week one bonus – 20%
• Week two bonus – 15%
• Week three bonus – 10%
• Week four bonus – 5%
• Week five bonus – 0%

About Solar DAO

Solar DAO is closed-end investment fund built on Ethereum blockchain. Built on profit-sharing smart contract, it is dedicated to reducing risks and costs and surpass technical barriers when investing in PV solar plants worldwide. Solar DAO allows individuals to invest in PV solar plants worldwide and get profitability as major investors do. PV plants get profit from electricity sale to the central grid with special tariffs (feed-in-tariff) dedicated for 15-25 years. Solar DAO will raise funds with ICO. Tokens reflect Solar DAO shares and provide dividends distribution for token holders.

Solar DAO Official Website Here – http://solardao.me/

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BUZ INVESTORS PRESS RELEASE   Byteball Now Offers Bot Store  Moscow-based next generation cryptocurrency platform Byteball has made available

Cryptocurrency Startup Byteball Now Offers Bot Store and P2P Insurance Solutions

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 Byteball has recently launched an online bot store alongside its real-world insurance solutions for prediction markets.

BUZ INVESTORS PRESS RELEASE   Byteball Now Offers Bot Store  Moscow-based next generation cryptocurrency platform Byteball has made available an online bot store and P2P insurance for all users. The new bot store provides users with various apps with integrated chatbot interface, such as cryptocurrency exchange, flight delays oracle, sports oracle, and others created by independent developers.

Unlike traditional blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, Byteball has no blocks, hence no block size issues. Byteball uses a technology known as Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG), which bypasses scalability issues that often hamper other cryptocurrencies. With DAG, every new transaction references several previous transactions, (known as parents) by including and signing their hashes. By including its parents, each new transaction also indirectly includes and confirms all the previous parent transactions, dating back to the original transactions. As more transaction information gets added after a particular transaction, the number of confirmations registered by that particular transaction will continue to grow. This system creates a snowball effect of transactions, accurately reflected by the name, Byteball.




Byteball Now Offers Bot Store

 

Byteball’s bot store offers bot developers a great level of exposure while giving consumers an easy-to-use platform to access cryptocurrency powered apps. The bot store is similar to a traditional app store, except that users can start using chatbot based apps free of charge. With the new bot store, developers can quickly develop and publish apps that offer various services through a chat interface, thanks to tight integration of chat feature with payments and smart contracts.

In addition, chatbots also bring smart contracts closer to end-users by automating their creation. The user only needs to accept the smart contract to use the app’s service. In the interest of fluidity and mass adoption, Byteball has maintained these contracts very simple and easy to read, for the benefit of regular users.

Byteball’s primary, real-world P2P application relates to prediction markets, specifically insurance. The recently launched flight delays oracle is one such example, capable of posting live information about flight delays. The information can then be used in P2P insurance to get paid if the insured flight was delayed.

Similar to the flight delays oracle, the Byteball sports oracle posts information about results of football matches and the information can then be used in P2P sports betting smart contracts. Other markets in which these oracles can be utilized includes insurance for weather events, investment ratings, and news.

Sadly, the benefits of P2P technology have so far been underutilized. Byteball aims to change it by applying the very technology to real-world scenarios in the interest of all consumers. A clever integration of P2P technology in the field of prediction insurance markets, combined with the groundbreaking new bot store will offer the industry a glimpse of the full potential of what cryptocurrencies can achieve.

About Byteball

Byteball is an initiative of a Moscow, Russia-based development team. The innovative cryptocurrency uses DAG instead of the conventional blockchain, eliminating scaling issues. Byteball is a complete cryptocurrency ecosystem launched on Christmas day, 2016.

Learn more about Byteball at – https://byteball.org

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BUZ INVESTORS PRESS RELEASE VIVAconomy Blockchain startup VIVA, has announced the launch of its digital currency economy and ICO crowdsale.

Blockchain Startup VIVA Officially Launches the VIVAconomy, Announce Crowdsale

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Blockchain Startup VIVA Officially Launches the VIVAconomy, Announce Crowdsale

New cryptocurrency startup, VIVA has officially announced its blockchain-based digital currency economy — VIVAconomy accompanied by VIVA Crown ICO.

BUZ INVESTORS  PRESS RELEASE  VIVAconomy  Blockchain startup VIVA, has announced the launch of its digital currency economy and ICO crowdsale.

BUZ INVESTORS  PRESS RELEASE  VIVAconomy  Blockchain startup VIVA, has announced the launch of its digital currency economy and ICO crowdsale. The platform is built around the digital currency VIVA COIN with a primary focus on stability achieved by its three-tiered framework. The platform will be running the ICO/crowdsale of its VIVA Crown digital assets over a period of three weeks. In the duration, the platform will make 6500 elite VIVA Crowns available to investors. Holders of this unique VIVA Crown will receive a license to operate a VIVA Mint generating VIVA Coins and contribute in making key decisions in the VIVAconomy for the whole community’s benefit.

VIVA’s Blockchain platform’s three-tiered, economically stabilized digital currency framework incorporates innovative technologies that not only eliminate the extreme volatility that plagues other digital currencies but also has the potential to provide long-term stable recurring income for all participants.

Unlike other cryptocurrency projects, owning VIVA Crowns confers significant powers to the holders within VIVAconomy, including a license to operate a VIVA Mint. Every quarter each Crown Holder is assigned a “Treasury Right”, enabling them to mint an agreed upon quantity of VIVA Coins.



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The rights conferred by owning a VIVA Crown can also be sold to a mint based on the wishes of the holder. In addition, the platform also sets aside a portion of VIVA Coins generated by transactions within the VIVAconomy for worthy causes. These Award Rights are also decided by the VIVA Crown Holders.

Each VIVA Crown Holder is also entitled to one vote regardless of the number of Crowns they may possess. These votes are invoked while making important decisions that influence the VIVAconomy. Thus, ensuring that every Crown token holder has an equal influence on the platform’s progress.

Dawn Parker-Waites, CEO of VIVA explains the VIVAconomy by saying,

“The VIVAconomy harnesses the cumulative power of all the transactions that occur in the system and reinvests them in the long-term future of everyone involved. Instead of inflating corporate balance sheets, we aim to provide financial stability for individual human beings. Thanks to our cutting-edge technology, there’s no longer a need to pay financiers for keeping track of transactions that can easily be handled on the blockchain at a fraction of the cost.”

In the VIVAconomy, a VIVA Crown is a software license that allows the Crown holder to participate in the economy’s decision-making process. From a business perspective, owning a VIVA Crown allows an individual to offset infrastructure costs by leveraging the economic energy that would otherwise feed banks and government. Similarly, from a legal standpoint, VIVA Crowns are in fact a software license required to run a mint in the VIVAconomy, making it an indispensable asset whose value is bound to appreciate with time.

When asked about the ICO, Parker-Waites added,

“It is, however important for people to understand that the project is just getting off the ground. The ICO is predominantly to raise funds so we can hire more developers. At the moment, the best way into or out of the VIVAconomy is through TradeQwik.com, or via bitShares since we have an asset and gateway there now as well. People can also use the two VIVA ATMs that have been operating in Mexico for over a year. We’re in this for the long haul, but there is still lots of work to be done. This opportunity is for people interested in getting in on the ground floor.”

Unlike the commonly used Proof of Work (PoW) or Proof of Stake (PoS), VIVA makes use of a concept called Proof of Authority (PoA). The Proof of Authority system supports instant transactions and seamless consensus. Proof of Authority disposes of certain egalitarian notions involved in weaker consensus models and replaces them with cryptographic signature proofs and business contracts enforced and backed by the network.

The VIVA Coin team’s decision to move away from widely used Proof of Stake to Proof of Authority consensus is influenced by its intention to overcome certain disadvantages of the former algorithm.

“While Proof of Stake might have certain advantages, it is not a panacea. The problem is that there is no guarantee that the validator with the highest collateral deposited for a block is going to operate the network in its best interests. In fact, Proof of Stake coins are plagued with issues because rational people tend to act in their own self-interest. PoS works only because the best interests of the largest stakeholders usually do align with those of the network. In the case of a disagreement, however, the largest stakeholder might assume the role of the supreme commander.”

The total number of VIVA Crowns are capped at 42,000, mined at the rate of one Crown per week following the conclusion of the ICO. Through the crowdsale, VIVA is in the process of raising funds required to expand its team of developers to ensure rapid development of the entire VIVA ecosystem. VIVA has lined up a series of enterprise-class business applications built on its technology which will be released soon.

By bringing more and more real world solutions into the ecosystem, the company will continue to improve the financial future of all participants. The beauty of VIVAconomy is that every VIVA plays a role in the economic growth of the community.

VIVA Coin ICO

To get started in the VIVAconomy, participants can go to the platform’s ICO page and follow the simple instructions. Supported currencies include Bitcoin (BTC), LiteCoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), Steem Backed Dollars (SBD), STEEM (STEEM), USD, GOLOS (GOLOS), Mexican Pesos (MXN) and WANGCHANGE (XWANG). VIVA intends to extend support to other currencies and will update the page as and when they are added.

For detailed information on how the VIVAconomy works, readers should visit www.vivaco.in and download the project’s whitepaper.

Media requests should be directed to Dennis Lewis by email at dhlewis@vivaco.in, and of course, please feel free to visit chat.vivaco.in for a live chat.

Learn more about VIVA platform at – https://vivaco.in/

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Medici Ventures invests in Latin American bitcoin startup Ripio

Medici Ventures invests in Latin American bitcoin startup Ripio

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Overstock.com’s blockchain subsidiary announces participation in Ripio’s Series A financing
 

BUZ INVESTORS PRESS RELEASE   Medici Ventures, a global leader in advancing blockchain technology, has added bitcoin consumer financial service platform Ripio to its portfolio of strategic blockchain-focused investments through participation in Ripio’s Series A financing. In addition to Medici Ventures’ equity position, the blockchain-focused subsidiary of US e-commerce pioneer Overstock.com will take an observer’s seat in Ripio’s board of directors meetings.

Medici Ventures invests in Latin American bitcoin startup Ripio
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Ripio’s bitcoin financial services suite utilizes the blockchain and traditional payment rails to allow Latin America’s unbanked and underbanked population (as high as 70% in some areas) to buy and sell bitcoins using local currencies, and to pay for goods and services through a simple, direct transfer to peers and merchants. The platform currently has over seventy thousand users across Argentina and Brazil, and is in the process of expanding to other countries in the region, including Mexico and Colombia.




 

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“Ripio has simplified the peer-to-peer payment system in a way that is accessible to anyone with a smartphone, no matter his or her level of technical sophistication,” said Medici Ventures’ President Jonathan Johnson. “This is exactly the type of life-changing application of blockchain technology that Medici Ventures is interested in.”

“We are super excited to partner with Medici Ventures team,” stated Sebastian Serrano, CEO and Co-Founder of Ripio. “This investment and their experience will help us to leverage our vision of democratizing access to financial services in emerging markets. We are honored to be part of its portfolio and we look to strengthen our synergies in the near future.”  

Medici Ventures is a leader in advancing blockchain technology, and parent company of t0.com, which recently aided Overstock.com in completing the world’s first blockchain-based stock offering on its proprietary platform. Medici Ventures has investments in emerging technologies across several industries, including capital markets, banking, identity authentication and protection, land titling, voting, and more.

About Medici Ventures:
Launched in 2014, Medici Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, Inc. created to advance blockchain technology by operating and investing in firms building solutions that will usher in a new era of efficiency, security and transparency in financial technology.  Medici Ventures’ blockchain-focused investments include t0.com, Peernova, Bitt, SettleMint, Factom, IdentityMind, and Ripio. The company’s majority-owned financial technology company, t0.com, executed the world’s first blockchain-based stock offering in December 2016.

About Ripio:
Born in 2014, Ripio (by BitPagos) is a full suite of financial services with more than 70,000 users across Latin America that provides many options to buy and sell Bitcoins in local currencies and to pay online in thousands of websites and stores that accept digital payments. Ripio has also launched a new disruptive credit feature called Ripio Credit (2016 Techcrunch Disrupt NY finalist)  on top of its wallet that allows customers to buy now and pay later using blockchain technology and traditional payment rails. Current main company investors are Tim Draper, Medici Ventures, Boost.VC, Huiyin Blockchain Ventures and Digital Currency Group.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact.  Additional information regarding factors that could materially affect results and the accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained herein may be found in the Company’s Form 10-K for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, which was filed with the SEC on March 3, 2017, and any subsequent filings with the SEC.

 

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Buz Investors Internet of Coins Internet of Coins (www.coinstorm.net) will launch their fundraiser on the OpenLedger Decentralized Conglomerate (DC) on March 21st 2017,

Groundbreaking Crypto Start-up, Internet of Coins, Launches Fundraiser on OpenLedger DC

Groundbreaking Crypto Start-up, Internet of Coins, Launches Fundraiser on OpenLedger DC

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Buz Investors Internet of Coins Internet of Coins  will launch their fundraiser on the OpenLedger Decentralized Conglomerate (DC) on March 21st 2017, in celebration of the first day of spring. Until the launch, investors can join the early bird offer and receive a 5% discount.

Essentially a wallet, Internet of Coins is a secure way to store cryptocurrencies and smart contracts, and trade them without centralized exchanges. With an easy-to-use interface to manage multiple coins and assets, users of Internet of Coins need no advanced technological knowledge to work with cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, the platform acts as an interface to smart contract systems, decentralized communications, and distributed notary functions.

Existing wallets will need no changes or adaptations to have their blockchains and value systems connected to this decentralized network.



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Internet of Coins gives users the option to exchange currencies with anyone in the world, without dependency on a centralized third party. Compatible with every currency available, users can receive, send and swap, making fluid trades of value from and to any blockchain available.

The official token of the Internet of Coins platform, termed HYBRID, serves two main purposes. First, it provides a coherent store of value across multiple blockchains, diversifying risk. Second, it serves as the vehicle to swap value between the different chains they are registered on. This will allow users to exchange value without the need for a centralized external third party.

HYBRID tokens will be freely tradable after July 1st, 2017.

Joachim de Koning, Founder of Internet of Coins, explained, ‘From July 1st 2017, we will release the tokens to fundraiser participants. Tokens will be released on the user’s blockchain of choice. Due to the hybrid nature of the token, it can be used on multiple blockchains.’

‘We are inviting people to join us for our Livestream event, http://bit.ly/2mLX9eX, on March 20 at 6pm GMT where we will be presenting our platform and answering questions.’

The idea of Internet of Coins was conceived during the summer of 2014. It aims to create a decentralized, self-sustaining economy by implementing inter-blockchain connectivity.

De Koning continued, ‘Our goal is to make every cryptocurrency autonomously part of a large swarm of decentralized economic activity. We want to do this by enabling every cryptocurrency user to create hybrid assets that interconnect value systems and blockchains. The source code to make this possible will be open source, non-commercial and freely available, to enable the impartial establishment of the Internet of Coins.’

Ronny Boesing, CEO of OpenLedger, says, ‘The Internet of Coins is a great way for interlinking all digital forms of value in one place. Because you can swap digital assets and currencies, peer to peer, you also have the incredible opportunity to earn fees by participating. What we also love about Internet of Coins is the ‘easy to use’ interface which allows users existing wallets to be adapted with no changes or adaptations. In my opinion, this innovation is a need-to-have tool for crypto traders.’

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Waves Platform and Higher School of Economics Partner for Pro FinTech Startup Program

Waves Platform and Higher School of Economics Partner for Pro FinTech Startup Program

Waves Platform and Higher School of Economics Partner for Pro FinTech Startup Program

Waves Platform and Higher School of Economics Partner for Pro FinTech Startup Program

Business Incubator of Higher School of Economics in Moscow has announced the second year of fintech startup program HSE{Pro}Fintech. Official partners of the fintech section are Waves, the decentralized platform for crowdfunding and community management and National Settlement Depository.

FinTech applications

The Incubator recently launched the second round of its {pro} fintech programme. The program aims to develop projects in the field of financial and blockchain technologies, in particular services for banks and their customers, personal finance management systems, peer-to-peer services, investment systems, payments, transfers and other fintech products.

Whilst Bitcoin has pioneered peer-to-peer online money transfer for almost 8 years now, Blockchain 2.0 technology is still in its relative infancy. A number of decentralised asset exchanges have already been created, including on the Nxt, BitShares, and Counterparty platforms. However, none of these have achieved significant traction, for a number of reasons. Firstly, they were small ecosystems. The assets traded generally had low liquidity and high spreads, and being decentralised platforms there was little accountability and a large proportion of low-quality and fraudulent assets. Regulations were practically non-existent. Additionally, trading was slow due to inherent block-time limitations of the blockchain. This made it almost impossible to attract legitimate new businesses and for these early decentralised exchanges to achieve critical mass.

New solutions

Waves platform is aiming to bring solutions to all of these problems with its Waves’ DEX (decentralised exchange), which has just been released on testnet. It allows any token to be traded directly against any other token – rather than trading two tokens separately against a reference currency, as most other platforms require. Moreover, it features an innovative new system that enables trades to be executed in near real-time via a “Matcher”, enabling high-frequency trading but still be settled on the blockchain for security.

Additionally, fiat gateways are in the process of being created to allow the use of blockchain-based EUR, USD, CNY and other major currency tokens. Gateways, which act as on- and off-ramps between the traditional financial sector and the blockchain, are responsible for remaining compliant in their regulatory jurisdictions. Thus, the Waves DEX allows for speed, security, and compliance.

Learn more about Waves at – https://wavesplatform.com