All articles tagged Fintech (47)

TokenMarket Democratizes Startup Funding through ICO and STO Offerings with Proven Fundraising Potential

TokenMarket Democratizes Startup Funding through ICO and STO Offerings with Proven Fundraising Potential

In a Nutshell: TokenMarket provides a best-in-class ICO and STO platform for startups that need to raise early-stage capital. Over 250,000 token buyers made more than $300 million in cryptocurrency transactions in the first 18 months of the platform’s existence. The TokenMarket platform provides clients with strategic advisory and marketing and handles all of the technology — including token issuance, holding a client’s ICO funds, and KYC requirements -- needed to conduct a sale.... read more »

DAOstack is Poised to Revolutionize the World of Finance with Collective Decision-Making Tools for Owning and Managing Funds via Blockchain Technology

DAOstack is Poised to Revolutionize the World of Finance with Collective Decision-Making Tools for Owning and Managing Funds via Blockchain Technology

In a Nutshell: Most organizations adhere to the traditional top-down decision-making model — sometimes to the detriment of the best interests of the group. DAOstack is revolutionizing the way collective decisions are made in the finance world and beyond by facilitating decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). DAOs give the authority back to the members of a collective and empower them to make decisions without the need for a C-suite executive. DAOstack’s holographic... read more »

Origin Protocol Returns Economic Power to the People by Enabling Free Creation of Decentralized Marketplaces for Various Industries

Origin Protocol Returns Economic Power to the People by Enabling Free Creation of Decentralized Marketplaces for Various Industries

In a Nutshell: Origin Protocol allows individuals and businesses to create free decentralized marketplaces using the Ethereum blockchain. These marketplaces are already being used to create decentralized service platforms that are similar to those of popular providers such as Uber and Airbnb — but without transaction fees. The Origin platform unlocks the global economy for over 4 billion people worldwide. And by sharing identities across the platform, users can cultivate positive... read more »

Gremlin Social Helps Banks Leverage Social Media to Compliantly Drive Engagement, Build Trust, and Generate Sales

Gremlin Social Helps Banks Leverage Social Media to Compliantly Drive Engagement, Build Trust, and Generate Sales

In a Nutshell: In financial services, a key factor in converting a customer is the trust engendered in that customer through a positive relationship with a loan officer or other external-facing employee. Although social media engagement can help build that trust, the ability to sell financial products doesn't necessarily translate into social media marketing skills. Institutions partnering with Gremlin Social gain a centralized platform for leveraging the social space. Through Gremlin... read more »

Open-Source Counterparty Pushes Blockchain Capabilities Beyond Money Transfers

Open-Source Counterparty Pushes Blockchain Capabilities Beyond Money Transfers

In a Nutshell: Blockchain technology has long been associated with financial services, but the open-source Counterparty project is proving that any business can use tokenized economies. Since 2014, Counterparty has allowed users to create and trade their own unique tokens on the Bitcoin network and write in the margins of regular Bitcoin transactions. The program is currently being used by mobile gaming applications, artist co-ops, and security companies to create new, innovative... read more »

LockTrip is Decentralizing Hotel Bookings and Reducing Consumer Costs Through Blockchain Technology

LockTrip is Decentralizing Hotel Bookings and Reducing Consumer Costs Through Blockchain Technology

In a Nutshell: The rise of the internet and pervasiveness of online travel agencies (OTAs) have made it more convenient than ever for consumers to compare prices and book hotels. But consumers often wind up paying higher prices because of commission fees from the OTAs, which are built into booking rates. And hotels are constrained by rate parity agreements, that limit their competitiveness in the marketplace. LockTrip is working to disrupt the industry through its blockchain platform... read more »

CoinSwitch: Shop the Best Rates and Execute Seamless Cryptocurrency Trades Across Major Exchanges Without Establishing Numerous Accounts

CoinSwitch: Shop the Best Rates and Execute Seamless Cryptocurrency Trades Across Major Exchanges Without Establishing Numerous Accounts

In a Nutshell: With more than 200 active cryptocurrency exchanges to choose from, keeping up with multiple accounts, searching rates across numerous platforms, and learning different user interfaces can be challenging. CoinSwitch eliminates these hassles by aggregating crypto rates across numerous exchanges and facilitating purchases and trades. CoinSwitch users can select from more than 500 cryptocurrencies and 45,000-plus exchange pairings without having to juggle crypto exchange... read more »

The Pundi X Payment Ecosystem Enables Real-Time Cryptocurrency Transactions at Global Retailers

The Pundi X Payment Ecosystem Enables Real-Time Cryptocurrency Transactions at Global Retailers

In a Nutshell: Pundi X listened to the global community of retailers and consumers who wanted to use cryptocurrency to conduct in-person retail transactions. The company’s XPASS card connects with its XWallet mobile application and allows users to move any of the four approved crypto coins in and out of the wallet for use at retailers with an XPOS device. Users simply tap the XPASS card or scan the QR Code in the app to complete the transaction in five seconds or less. More than... read more »

Bitwala’s Secure, Fully-Featured Blockchain Bank Account for EEA Traders Focuses on the Present with an Eye Toward the Future

Bitwala’s Secure, Fully-Featured Blockchain Bank Account for EEA Traders Focuses on the Present with an Eye Toward the Future

In a Nutshell: Bitwala offers residents of 31 European Economic Area (EEA) countries access to a fully insured bank account that combines with a Bitcoin wallet and exchange to offer real-time trades. Account holders never have to hand over their private keys to the exchange and can access the proceeds from sales instantly. The Bitwala Mastercard prepaid debit card provides consumers constant access to their funds online or at more than 30 million locations around the globe. For much... read more »

How Listia’s Move to a Blockchain-Based Platform Improves the Buying and Selling Experience Through a Decentralized Marketplace for Used Goods

How Listia’s Move to a Blockchain-Based Platform Improves the Buying and Selling Experience Through a Decentralized Marketplace for Used Goods

In a Nutshell: The Listia platform serves more than 10 million registered users who buy, sell, and trade collectibles and other used items. Initially, it relied on stored-value credits to enable those transactions, but in 2018, Listia converted to a blockchain-based platform offering its own Ink Protocol and XNK cryptocurrency. That conversion not only makes transactions more secure but it also provides users with more control over their transactional history. And Listia is rolling out... read more »