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Hyundai “goes crypto”: President Dae-Sun Chung announces plans for the company’s first token generation event

Zug, Switzerland, November, 2017—  HyundaiPay in cooperation with Hdac Technology AG, the multinational corporation based in Switzerland, announces today its plans to hold a TGE (Token Generation Event), aiming to bring blockchain technology to IoT payment platforms and secure transactions amongst connected devices. Hdac Technology and Hyundai, specifically HyundaiPay are always looking for new and innovative technology to incorporate into their products, and the joint TGE will protect IoT devices and their users from hacks, privacy invasion, and external threats, especially for payments and transactions. Hdac technology and Hyundai Pay will hold a TGE for the HDAC token on November 27th. The TGE will run on the Hdac blockchain, a separate entity apart from Bitcoin and Ethereum, which is maintained by the Hdac Technology group.

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is making a visible and immediate impact on the tech industry these days, and will be worth $270 billion by 2020. Connected devices, homes, and vehicles can already be found in advanced countries, and as anyone with experience in the industry knows, the complexity of ensuring safe financial transactions, is close to impossible. Consider the security challenges involved in safely making an online payment on your phone in a public place. The vulnerability of security breaches is very high between connected devices. There is high-security risk for office buildings, large convention centers, or even a connection home that is transferring data constantly throughout the day.

A network of economies and payment platforms in the IoT have to integrate blockchain into their system in order to offer integrity and confidentially to their users, and to revoke the mystery behind this futuristic solution for security failures. Integration of blockchain technology will solve various issues in terms of security in IoT:

Interconnected security risks: IoT devices are all connected, if one node on this network becomes compromised, this puts the whole fabric at risk.

Different security protocols and requirements of each device: These differences make integration slow and difficult at times.

Many points of failure exist, which makes monitoring a wide network of IoT devices at best difficult, at worst impossible.

Developments in blockchain technology enable greater transparency and trust, especially regarding payments, and can help secure all those self-driving cars, smart home devices, and even your FitBit that have flooded the industry in recent years.

The goal of Hyundai BS&C and Hdac Technology’s TGE is to support the continuing development of the Hdac blockchain, as blockchain technology has the ability to greatly enhance the security of the IoT. Hdac, which runs separately from the Ethereum and Bitcoin protocols, is based on hybrid blockchain technology, which offers a wider range of capabilities to ensure reliable connection and secured processing between devices. Hyundai will work to apply this pioneering platform to hardware payments applications and to enhance both their security and reliability.

Blockchain technology is the only way to achieve the level of security that Hdac technology and HyundaiPay aim to achieve. The Hdac blockchain addresses security issues by providing immutable information on top of smart contracts. It makes the automated security and transparency principles application over the platform, in a possible way that was previously impossible to guarantee.

“We are thrilled to hold a TGE in order to bring security and transparency to IoT devices,” said  Dae-Sun Chung, Founder of Hdac Technology AG, “With more IoT devices hitting the market daily, our lives become more connected. Although there are many benefits to this, we open ourselves to great security risks. Blockchain technology, and special the Hdac blockchain, is the best way to leverage trust, transparency, and security on IoT.”

Bitcoin Exchange Globitex Granted European Electronic Money License – Bitcoin Magazine

Globitex

November 22, 2017Globitex, a new bitcoin exchange co-founded by former Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Jon Matonis, is announcing that its parent Globitex Holding (Latvia) group company NexPay UAB has been granted an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license by the Bank of Lithuania, a regulatory authority in the European Union, to carry out payment services and e-money issuance in the EU.

The acquisition of the EMI license will allow Globitex to integrate with the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) euro payment system directly through the central bank of Lithuania. This will enable NexPay to clear euro payments directly, without the involvement of commercial banks, and to issue IBAN accounts to Globitex clients just as banks issue accounts to their clients, which is could be an important step forward in terms of accessibility.

According to the company, this regulatory development opens the way for the institutional- grade bitcoin exchange to deal with EUR fiat payments globally and sets a new level of legitimacy for the cryptocurrency industry overall. It also represents a significant step toward widespread adoption of Bitcoin as a unit of account suitable for global trade, with no geographic, political or monetary restrictions. Read more here.

For more information, visit the Globitex website or visit the token sale website

Read their whitepaper here.

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Fundraising Platform ICO HeadStart Launches Kickstarter for Pre-ICO Companies

AMSTERDAM, November, 2017— ICO HeadStartannounces today its ICO for the MOAT token on December 8. ICO HeadStart is a fundraising platform, which curates the most promising ICOs, which have been thoroughly screened, selected and certified with the ICO HeadStart Seal of Approval. Basically instead of you having to do your due diligence, the platform does it for you! ICO HeadStart’s unparalleled ecosystem allows them to provide their community with 100% profit sharing. ICOs are surging right now and it’s tough to figure out which ones to trust and which are a complete scam. ICO HeadStart has figured out a way to solve the dilemma by thoroughly pre-screening the projects that they list, so they community knows that their money is well invested.

The platform operates with the help of compliance officers who have dedicated themselves to selecting, screening and certifying ICO projects, before they are allowed to join the platform. Through this intense course of action, ICO HeadStart offers its community access to only the best ICO proposals, while also providing the highest level of risk management in the ecosystem. The ICO HeadStart Seal of Approval is the key standard, essentially symbolizing the best and most promising ICOs on the market. The platform subjects themselves to the strictest requirements and screening procedures.

ICO Headstart’s unique profit sharing model contributes to a massive value increase of the MOAT token, therefore maximizing profits of the entire community.  In total, 80% of the profits made on the exchange and through contracts with the project creators on the ICO HeadStart platform, will be used to buy back MOAT from token holders. By doing so, the company contributes to a massive increase of the value of MOAT and thus returns their profits to the community. ICO Headstart plans to use the remaining 20% of MOAT tokens for newly listed projects on the platform, therefore giving them a head start in the funding process.

ICO HeadStart not only has a unique profit sharing model, but also a distinct process for deciding which projects become funded. The combined knowledge, insights and wisdom of the platform’s large community of backers vote together to determine which ICO projects will be successfully funded. A crowd of this magnitude always knows better than single individuals. ICO HeadStart creates the capital and the execution structure,  and then democratizes that access to everyone in the community.

Once the community has determined that a specific project warrants funding, the funds gathered will be held in escrow. Based on the amount of funding needed, the project campaign roadmap and most importantly, the ICO Head Start Scorecard Analysis, ICO HeadStart will work to draw up an escrow contract for each individually listed ICO on the platform. ICO HeadStart plans to use smart contracts, in order to create the safest and most transparent mechanism on the market. These smart contracts are a perfect match for the decentralization of the ICO HeadStart platform.

“We are thrilled to officially announce the ICO of the MOAT Token,” said Nawid Habib, Founder of ICO HeadStart, “ICO HeadStart works to streamline and add much needed transparency to the ICO process. We aim to develop the first platform of its kind which successfully screens ICO proposals, certifying them with the ICO HeadStart Seal of Approval and then listing them on our platform. We strongly believe that the ICO HeadStart platform will empower the blockchain community.”

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ICO HeadStart is the first fundraising platform where backers and project creators pay 0% fee without any additional costs. The platform lists only the best and most promising ICOs which are thoroughly screened, selected and certified with the ICO HeadStart Seal of Approval. ICO HeadStart’s unparalleled ecosystem allows us to provide our community with 100% profit sharing.

SimplyVital Health Extends Token Pre-sale for Maximum Impact After Cancelled Fork

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The company uses a permissioned blockchain to streamline information sharing in the health industry, ensure the security and integrity of important medical data.

November 21, 2017SimplyVital Health, the Connecticut-based company pioneering a new paradigm for information sharing in the medical industry, is extending its token pre-sale in the wake of the recent resolution of the bitcoin fork drama, and to allow further prospective partners the opportunity to explore its business model and Health Nexus platform as a result.

‘The cryptocurrency world has been held in a state of perpetual uncertainty over recent months, as a series of controversial forks have threatened to split the community and network’s value,’ explains SimplyVital Health co-founder and CEO, Kat Kuzmeskas.

‘There are a number of potential partnerships for Health Nexus that we are pursuing – as well as a large number of individuals and institutional players in the wider crypto world – who have been waiting for a resolution before making their next move. Now that the SegWit2x question has been settled, we are optimistic that we’ll be able to initiate further partnerships and continue to attract investment. In addition, many potential contributors expressed interest and excitement in Health Nexus and they want to continue conversations before participating, so we want to honor adapt to those requests. We’re very pleased that confidence has returned to the market and have taken the decision to prolong our pre-sale to enable us to explore these opportunities.’

Medical data on the blockchain


SimplyVital Health (SVH) was founded to overcome the tensions that exist around data sharing in the medical industry. Whilst ensuring reliable access to patients’ medical information is critical for the best outcomes, this data is also highly confidential and its movement subject to stringent regulation. The result is that patient health can become an unintended casualty of data protection law.

Health Nexus, SVH’s flagship solution, uses a permissioned blockchain to store and transfer data between nodes. Unlike bitcoin, Ethereum and other open blockchain platforms, every node or ‘miner’ that maintains the network must be validated, operating within the framework of HIPAA compliance. This means that while the system is highly secure and fit to deal with private healthcare data, patient information can move freely as required, without concerns about unauthorised access. Health Nexus can be integrated with existing healthcare systems for lower on-boarding costs.

HealthCash token


SimplyVital Health is holding a token sale for Health Cash (HLTH), the blockchain token that will power the system by providing rewards to the miners who maintain the network. This will also serve the purpose of attracting newcomers to the ecosystem, helping it to grow and reach critical mass quickly and bringing the exceptional benefits of blockchain technology to a wide range of healthcare providers, and provides additional revenue stream opportunities to healthcare partners.

The SimplyVital Health pre-sale has been extended until 20 February, with the main sale starting on 22 February.

To participate in the presale visit here

To learn more, visit their website

Read their whitepaper here.

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An Interview with Pawel Kuskowski, CEO and Founder of Coinfirm and AMLT Token

coinfirm

November 20, 2017Coinfirm and AMLT CEO Pawel Kuskowski features on KCN to discuss the importance of compliance and AML within the blockchain sector. Created by the recognized Blockchain Regtech leader Coinfirm, AMLT is the first dedicated token that will ensure transparency and democratization of the financial system by allowing market participants to help determine the potential risk of others.

Watch the full interview.

Find out more at the Coinfirm website http://www.trudatum.com/

Find out more at the AMLT website and read the white paper

View AMLT by Coinfirm on TokenMarket

The Bitcoin Podcast with Liza Aizupiete, Managing Director and Co-founder of Globitex.

Globitex

November 19, 2017Globitex Managing Director and Co-founder Liza Aizupiete features as a guest on The Bitcoin Podcast as she discusses how the institutional spot and derivatives exchange will scale the Bitcoin economy.

 

Listen to the Interview on The Bitcoin Podcast here


 

Globitex is an institutional grade Bitcoin exchange, with unrivalled API capabilities for direct market access. The purpose of Globitex is to advance the overall Bitcoin industry by scaling existing Globitex exchange infrastructure to the necessary industrial trading level, with a capacity to accommodate standardized money markets and commodities listings.

For more information, visit the Globitex website or to participate in the token sale visit their token sale website

Read their whitepaper here.

View Globitex on TokenMarket

Meet The TokenMarket Team at Consensus: Invest 2017 in New York, NY

TM Consensus

November 17, 2017 – The TokenMarket team and CEO, Mr. Ransu Salovaara will be attending Consensus: Invest 2017 in New York, NY at the New York Marriott Marquis on November 28, 2017.

 

Consensus: Invest 2017

“The digital asset class has boomed into a $100 billion market. 2017 saw investors experience enormous returns. Despite hundreds of digital asset obituaries from the financial press, these assets won’t disappear anytime soon. Many smaller retail investors have taken advantage of this opportunity, but the majority of sophisticated investors do not actively participate.”

“CoinDesk will host the world’s first digital asset investor outlook event, Consensus: Invest on Tuesday, November 28 at the New York Marriott Marquis. At the center of this asset class, Consensus: Invest brings 600+ institutional investors, hedge funds, money managers, banks, and family offices together and offers attendees the chance to get connected with how to invest, store, trade and judge value in this new asset class. Ultimately, attendees will walk away with a richer idea of what to expect in 2018.”

For more information visit the Consensus: Invest website.

Blockchain Giant Cashaa Ventures into a Strategic Partnership with Bubblo

Cashaa, Bubblo

November 16th, London, UK,Cashaa, the world’s first blockchain based online banking platform has announced its partnership with Bubblo, an AI-powered app to find Top 5 hangout venues in a specific region.

A simplified user experience in a legally compliant way


Cashaa, a next generation online banking for billions, seeks to leverage the blockchain industry with its pioneering solution to connect the West and East along with financial inclusion, hence creating a fair value and a win-win solution for both worlds.

Cashaa is building a powerful wallet with a spectrum of digital financial services to enable its community to deposit, spend, lend, borrow & transfer money anywhere in the world to any card. Thus, creating liquidity for cryptocurrencies and enabling them to be transferred worldwide in a fast, secure and authorised manner.

Cashaa has launched its Token Generation Event (TGE), with CAS token built as an EIP-20 (former ERC-20) token on the Ethereum blockchain. CAS are being sold at $0.10 each in a crowd sale that is open now until 5 December. Adding to its spree of partnerships recently, Cashaa announces its 4th strategic partnership with Bubblo as a cross marketing platform.

Paving a way to push cryptocurrencies into the mainstream


Bubblo, the world’s first decentralized Food, Beverage, and Retail review and payment platform ecosystem to decentralize the reviews that form their recommendation engine. Bubblo harnesses the power of IBM’s Watson supercomputer to deliver AI, allowing users to filter venues by price, type, cuisine etc. Live videos and photos available within BubbloApp give visitors a feel of the venue before they actually go there.

Recently Bubblo is seeking to ‘gamify’ its review system, decentralising the BubbloApp with blockchain technology, thus incentivising its users who check-in at places and receive blockchain rewards for submitting reviews. Users can pay for their food and drinks with CAS tokens and in return Restaurants, Bars and Clubs can pay for their supplies to Food & Beverage companies, who also can pay for advertising on Bubblo thus completing this ecosystem.  

Now, Bubblo has taken a strategic blockchain initiative with Cashaa, to integrate blockchain technology and utilise CAS in its app, enabling users to transact directly through the app. As Bubblo ventures into cryptocurrencies to incentivize reviews, this ground-breaking collaboration with Cashaa will power an efficient cross-marketing strategy.

For more information about Cashaa and the CAS token sale visit: https://cashaa.com

Read their whitepaper here

For more information on how to participate, visit their website

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Sirin Labs: SRN Token Sale to Open on December 12th

SIRIN LABS has just announced the token sale for the SRN token, which will take place starting on December 12th at 12pm UK time.

Proceeds raised from the token sale will be used for the development of FINNEY™, the first open source, secure smartphone and all-in-one PC, that will run on a fee-less blockchain. SRN token holders will also have first opportunities to purchase the blockchain phone once production is complete.

The Facts about Globitex from Managing Director Liza Aizupiete

Who are the creators of the Globitex exchange?

Our team members are Jon Matonis, Liza Aizupiete, Arvis Ermins, Maris Kaneps, Andris Kaneps, Uldis Teraudkalns, Viesturs Tamuzs and many others on the development and support.

What is the engine that powers Globitex?

The team have a deep know-how on how an exchange should work. We have experience as traders in commodity, spot and derivatives markets and a firm commitment to better the overall Bitcoin trading industry and Bitcoin based crypto currencies.

Why is there a need for a Bitcoin exchange with a focus on Institutions and professional traders?

No one else is running an institutional Bitcoin exchange so we saw a gap in the market for Globitex. We have made the product we would want to use and that meets our demands for a quality market access for institutions, trading firms and alike.

How long has the platform been running in Beta?

We have been operational since May 2017. The platform is fully functioning but in limited BETA which simply means that trades are limited in volume. If you need to buy or sell moderate amounts of Bitcoin, and now Bitcoin Cash, you can do it on Globitex BETA and enjoy zero commission fees. While we are in BETA, we accept up to EUR 100,000 deposits per month.

Are there plans to launch other coins on the exchange?

Yes. Going forward we intend to add other crypto currencies as demanded by the community, starting with most common ones for example Ethereum, Litecoin, and of course our own issued EIP-20 token GBX, which will serve as a commission payment token on our platform when we are fully launched.

When do yo expected Globitex to go live?

We expect to lift all server-level door locks at the beginning of the year 2018 at the latest. We may be able to launch sooner but keep an eye on the company announcement page to get the news first: www.globitex.com/news.

What are the security features of Globitex?

We have different integrated security features usable for web platform users and API users. Just to name a few of them:
– Two step verification for all web application users
– Ability to white list IP addresses you access Globitex application from
– Allow only one active web application session
Globitex is constantly working on improving our application security level by adding new security features for the clients.

What will the fees to trade on Globitex look like?

As mentioned, we offer commission-free trading in all our products during the BETA phase. When we open to the wider public our pricing will be based on market maker/taker model, where the market maker will be favoured having 0 or close to 0% fees depending on the traded volume per set period. Our token sale is coming soon offering GBX tokens that can be used on the platform for commission fees among other things.

For more information on Globitex see the website and whitepaper or join Globitex on telegram to stay up to date.