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Blockchain Foundry $BCFN.ca DeFi Strategy, Enterprise Development Initiatives and New Customer Acquisitions $HUT.ca $BITF.ca $GLXY.ca $HIVE.ca $VYGR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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  • Company is actively pursuing a two-pronged strategy to roll out products in the decentralized finance (“DeFi”) space and more traditional enterprise software solutions which leverage blockchain capabilities.
  • DeFi is a new area of blockchain technology that uses smart contracts to perform operations that would typically be performed by centralized entities or a series of intermediaries.
  • BCF has been actively evaluating blockchain-enabled product opportunities in several industry verticals, including remittances, loyalty applications and digital identities.

TORONTO, March 03, 2021 — Blockchain Foundry Inc. (“BCF” or the “Company”) (CSE:BCFN), a leading North American blockchain development firm, is pleased to provide an update on its product strategy, development initiatives and new customer acquisitions.

Product Strategy

The Company is actively pursuing a two-pronged strategy to roll out products in the decentralized finance (“DeFi”) space and more traditional enterprise software solutions which leverage blockchain capabilities.

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Initiatives

DeFi is a new area of blockchain technology that uses smart contracts to perform operations that would typically be performed by centralized entities or a series of intermediaries. Some examples of DeFi applications include:

  • Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”), representing unique items such as works of art, digital collectibles or in-game items;
  • Automatic trading, market making and liquidity pools for digital assets;
  • Insurance contracts triggered automatically by pre-specified events and conditions; and
  • Stablecoins which are pegged to fiat currencies, precious metals or other traditional asset classes.

Most DeFi applications are built on the Ethereum blockchain. As discussed in previous Company disclosure, BCF has been a major contributor to the open source Syscoin blockchain protocol, which has cost, speed, security and scalability advantages over many public blockchains, including Ethereum.

BCF is assisting with the development efforts for the next release of Syscoin, version 4.2, which is expected to be released by April 30, 2021. Syscoin 4.2 will feature support for NFTs, a commonly requested feature by BCF clients, and will lay the groundwork for future Syscoin innovations, including Syscoin’s Network-Enhanced Virtual Machine (“NEVM”). NEVM is an improved version of Ethereum’s Virtual Machine (“EVM”) and serves as the backbone for smart-contract execution within the Syscoin ecosystem. NEVM will provide better security, speed and scalability through the use of zero-knowledge proofs (“ZKPs”) 1 .

Key to the Company’s strategy is enhancing the Syscoin protocol in ways which allow BCF to operate decentralized finance applications in much more efficient ways than are currently possible on today’s public blockchains. Over the next 3-6 months, the Company intends to release an initial DeFi solution to be developed on Ethereum or Binance Smart Chain. This initial DeFi implementation is expected to have lower fees than competing products due to the Company’s unique expertise in ZKPs in combination with Layer 1 and 2 systems which will be adapted to this solution. Competing DeFi products, most notably products like Uniswap, Balancer, Kyberswap and 1Inch, charge a fee based on the transactional volume processed by the platform. Uniswap charges a fee of 0.3% and frequently handles more than $1 billion in daily trading volume and processes over 100,000 daily transactions 2 . On the current Ethereum network, 100,000 transactions would cost approximately $300K compared with less than $1 for the same number of transactions on the Syscoin network 3 .

Many DeFi applications are difficult to use, prone to scams and fraud and generally do not appeal to mainstream users. BCF intends to leverage its expertise in developing consumer and enterprise solutions for clients to distinguish its offering from others on the market and appeal to a mainstream audience.

BCF’s initial DeFi release will be deployed, tested and improved upon throughout 2021 with the intention of releasing a more scalable, faster and cheaper implementation on Syscoin as soon as the underlying Syscoin architecture is ready for deployment, currently estimated for Q4 2021 or Q1 2022.

Enterprise Development Initiatives

BCF has been actively evaluating blockchain-enabled product opportunities in several industry verticals, including remittances, loyalty applications and digital identities. For each use case, the Company has been engaging with potential industry partners who would be the initial users of any products developed by BCF and who would assist the Company in its roll out of these products to enterprise users. The Company continues to evaluate enterprise use cases and partnerships and will provide updates to the market as these initiatives progress.

New Customer Acquisition

In addition to its product development strategy, the Company continues to provide consulting and development services to projects where it believes it has a strong technological advantage and can add value for its clients.

BCF has recently engaged in two solution design projects, one for a carbon exchange product using a digital asset to represent sequestered carbon, and another project building an NFT platform to track the popularity of music, movies and TV shows and produce a corresponding payout. Both of these projects represent innovative use cases for blockchain technology and BCF looks forward to completing these solution designs and beginning work on full scale design and implementation proposals for these clients.

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:00 PM on Friday, January 8th, 2021

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BCFN:CSE

  • A leading North American blockchain development firm
  • Revenue for 1st 9 months of 2020 ~ $1.1M
    • 113% Year Over Year Growth
    • Positive Net Income
  • Self sustaining consulting practice with growing pipeline and potential upside from product development and commercialization
  • Partnered with Binance, the largest digital asset trading platform in the world, to leverage the Syscoin platform.
  • A Blockchain company with Real Products, Real Customers, Real Revenues and Real Income
  • Blockchain Foundry is a “Blockchain 2.0” company that has survived and will thrive  

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Is blockchain coming to your bank?

  • On Wednesday evening, the collective value of all cryptocurrencies crossed $1T (with a frickin “T”). And on Thursday, Bitcoin, the most prominent coin, hit $40k — 2x its price from just a month ago.
  • While these are huge milestones for the industry, it may not even be the most consequential ones of the week.
  • The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) — a bank-regulating bureau within the Treasury Department — has issued guidance saying banks may adopt certain blockchain technologies.

By: Trung T. Phan

On Wednesday evening, the collective value of all cryptocurrencies crossed $1T (with a frickin “T”). And on Thursday, Bitcoin, the most prominent coin, hit $40k — 2x its price from just a month ago.

While these are huge milestones for the industry, it may not even be the most consequential ones of the week.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) — a bank-regulating bureau within the Treasury Department — has issued guidance saying banks may adopt certain blockchain technologies.

Specifically, chartered banks can deploy stablecoins, which are more… er… stable than other crypto because they’re pegged to other assets.

The OCC has been very forward-looking on payments…

… since a former Coinbase executive, Brian Brooks, took over the bureau in May 2020.

According to Forbes, Brooks has previously:

  • Issued guidance allowing banks to custody cryptocurrencies
  • Created a special payment charter for fintech firms

One DC lawyer said the OCC was similarly ahead of the pack on internet banking, and the latest guidance (AKA an interpretative letter) will help make crypto more mainstream.

What does this really mean?

Jeremy Allaire, CEO of blockchain payments startup Circle, says the OCC’s move is important because it:

  • Allows banks to treat blockchain like other payments infrastructure (e.g., SWIFT, ACH)
  • Enables banks to use decentralized and faster settlement technology
  • Creates a path for the US to create its own digital currency (AKA a “USDC”)

Furtner, Forbes notes that there’s a huge opportunity to improve the speed of cross-border transactions if US banks deploy blockchain.

The changes are happening too fast for some

In November, 6 members of Congress criticized the OCC for moving “unilaterally” on crypto regulation.

The OCC itself acknowledges that banks must expand “compliance programs” to deal with any blockchain-related transactions.

Meanwhile, another US bureau with the Treasury Department, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), released more stringent rules on data collection for digital wallets.

Crypto is moving fast, but there are still some hurdles to clear until the next trillion (with a frickin’ “T”) in market value is created.

Source: https://thehustle.co/01082021-blockchain-banks/

Blockchain Foundry $BCFN.ca Announces Private Placement Financing and Provides Corporate Update $HUT.ca $BITF.ca $GLXY.ca $HIVE.ca $VYGR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:40 AM on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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  • Company issued 3,555,556 Units at a price of $0.225 per Unit for gross proceeds of $800,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share (each a “Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”).
  • Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share (each, a “Warrant Share”) at a price of $0.30 per Warrant Share for a period of 24 months following the closing of the Private Placement.

TORONTO, Jan. 06, 2021 — Blockchain Foundry Inc. (“BCF” or the “Company”) (CSE:BCFN), a leading North American blockchain development firm, is pleased to announce that it has closed a non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) of units (the “Units”) with a group of strategic investors. The Company issued 3,555,556 Units at a price of $0.225 per Unit for gross proceeds of $800,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share (each a “Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share (each, a “Warrant Share”) at a price of $0.30 per Warrant Share for a period of 24 months following the closing of the Private Placement. In connection with the Private Placement, the Company will pay a finder’s fee equal to 7% of the gross proceeds of the Private Placement.

As at September 30, 2020, the Company had a cash position of $41,017. The Company subsequently completed private placements on October 6, 2020, November 10, 2020 and November 30, 2020 for aggregate gross proceeds of $450,000. Combined with the current Private Placement, the Company has substantially strengthened its balance sheet and improved its financial flexibility. The proceeds from the Private Placement will be used to accelerate the Company’s product strategy and hire development personnel.

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Blockchain Foundry $BCFN.ca Announces Phase 2 Blockchain Development Agreement with GDPR Compliance Solution Provider $HUT.ca $BITF.ca $GLXY.ca $HIVE.ca $VYGR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:24 AM on Monday, December 21st, 2020
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  • Entered into the second phase of a blockchain development agreement with a client in the General Data Protection Regulation compliance space
  • This phase of the Agreement is valued at approximately $60,000 and will last for approximately seven weeks.
  • The prior, initial phase of the Agreement was valued at approximately $50,000 and has now been completed.
  • Client expects to undertake more product development beyond the MVP phase and BCF will have the opportunity to establish itself as the preferred vendor for future development initiatives.

TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2020 – Blockchain Foundry Inc. (“BCF” or the “Company”) (CSE:BCFN), a leading North American blockchain development firm, has entered into the second phase of a blockchain development agreement (the “Agreement”) with a client (the “Client”) in the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) compliance space. This phase of the Agreement is valued at approximately $60,000 and will last for approximately seven weeks. The prior, initial phase of the Agreement was valued at approximately $50,000 and has now been completed. For more information on the initial engagement please refer to the Company’s press release dated October 5, 2020.

GDPR is a regulation in EU law concerning data protection and privacy. The market for GDPR compliance services in Europe is estimated to be worth approximately US$1.2 billion by 2023 1 .

Pursuant to the Agreement, BCF will work with the Client to complete the MVP of its GDPR compliance solution. The Client expects to undertake more product development beyond the MVP phase and BCF will have the opportunity to establish itself as the preferred vendor for future development initiatives.

About Blockchain Foundry Inc.

Blockchain Foundry develops and commercializes blockchain-based business solutions and provides consulting services to corporate clients seeking to incorporate blockchain technology into their businesses.

Blockchain Foundry Contact Information:

Chris Marsh
President
[email protected]
(647) 330-4572

Forward-Looking Information

Certain portions of this press release contain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, which is also referred to as “forward-looking statements”, which may not be based on historical fact. Wherever possible, words such as “will”, “plans,” “expects,” “targets,” “continues”, “estimates,” “scheduled,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “would” or might, and the negative of such expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results “may,” “could,” “would,” “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved, have been used to identify forward-looking information.

Forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future events, future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indicators of the times at, or by which, such events, performance or results will be achieved, if achieved at all. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, as they reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties and are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by BCF are inherently subject to significant business, economic, regulatory, competitive, political and social uncertainties, and contingencies. Many factors could cause BCF’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:35 AM on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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We all remember the crash of “blockchain” smallcap stocks a couple of years back, which was actually a crash of blockchain pretenders who used the term to build stock promotions, as opposed to building actual blockchains.  

Like the dot-com crash of 2000, which bankrupted “dot-com” companies but gave birth to the likes of Google, Amazon, Linkedin because they built actual utility and value, the same can be expected of the blockchain crash and its resurgence.

Blockchain Foundry is a “Blockchain 2.0” company that has survived and is thriving. More than just lip service, take a look at the following highlights:   

  • Revenue for 9 months of 2020  (ending Sept 30) ~$1.1M 
    • 113% Year Over Year Growth
    • Net Income $140,000 = $610,000 Improvement
  • Completed development agreement with a large Canadian financial institution valued at approximately C$400,000; 
  • Partnered with Binance, the largest digital asset trading platform in the world, to leverage the Syscoin platform. 
  • 5 Active Clients + Robust Pipeline

Conclusion – BCFN is a smallcap Blockchain company with Real Customers, Real Revenues and Real Income

Watch this interview with Dan Wasyluk, CEO of Blockchain Foundry 

#Blockchain Coalition Launches Tradable Carbon Credit Token – SPONSOR: Blockchain Foundry $BCFN.ca $HUT.ca $BITF.ca $GLXY.ca $HIVE.ca $VYGR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:14 AM on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

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BCFN:CSE

  • A leading North American blockchain development firm
  • Revenue for 1st 9 months of 2020 ~ $1.1M
    • 113% Year Over Year Growth
    • Positive Net Income
  • Self sustaining consulting practice with growing pipeline and potential upside from product development and commercialization
  • Partnered with Binance, the largest digital asset trading platform in the world, to leverage the Syscoin platform.
  • A Blockchain company with Real Products, Real Customers, Real Revenues and Real Income
  • Blockchain Foundry is a “Blockchain 2.0” company that has survived and will thrive  

Hub On AGORACOM / Corporate Profile

Blockchain Coalition Launches Tradable Carbon Credit Token

  • Stablecoin pioneer Uphold is claiming to have launched the first tradable retail carbon token.
  • The Universal Protocol Alliance, a coalition of blockchain companies led by Uphold and including Bittrex Global, Ledger, Certik and Infinigold, announced the Universal Carbon (UPCO2) token Tuesday. 
By: Ian Allison

Each blockchain-based UPCO2 token represents a certified measure of carbon dioxide. They can be bought and held as an investment, or burned to offset a company or individual’s carbon footprint, the group said.

A rather overloaded term, “carbon credits” can refer to both government-issued credits traded on regulated markets, and voluntary carbon offsetting where credits can help remove emissions via projects that plant trees, for instance. Blockchain technology has been touted as a way to prevent the double counting (or double spending) of carbon credits in all areas and markets.

Uphold is starting out by tokenizing voluntary carbon credits, in particular REDD credits that are of high quality, easy to understand and make up about 58% of the voluntary carbon market, explained JP Thieriot, co-founder of the UP Alliance and CEO of Uphold. Each UPCO2 Token represents one year-ton of CO2 pollution averted by a certified REDD+ project preventing rainforest loss or degradation, he said. 

Based on the Ethereum ERC-20 standard, the tokens are backed by a Voluntary Carbon Unit (VCU), a digital certificate issued by international standards agency Verra, which allows certified projects to turn their greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions into tradable carbon credits.

Today, the retail market for voluntary carbon credits – via sites like TerraPass or Cool Effect – allow access, but not holding or trading, which is the important distinction, said Thieriot.

“We are the first people in the world that are making these credits accessible to retail, and holdable,” he told CoinDesk in an interview. “So there’s lots of retail sites that allow you to offset the trip you just took to New Zealand or give somebody a clever Christmas present. But they don’t allow the buying and holding for investment or speculative purposes.”

When he began looking at voluntary credits as fungible assets, Thieriot expected the prevailing “NGO mindset” was probably going to be sceptical of a project to harness a younger generation’s speculative interest. 

“Actually, every single conversation we had, people totally got it. They all understood that if we can pull that trick off, it could change the world,” Thieriot said.

Voluntary carbon offsetting is also of interest to companies like Amazon and Microsoft and Nike, said Thieriot, who are no longer interested in waiting around for governments to take the lead, and have set out to neutralize their current carbon footprint, or even their entire historical footprint, by their own initiative.  

Meanwhile, demand for carbon credits is set to outstrip supply by a factor of four to one in 2020, according to the World Bank. And a change in the political climate in the U.S. looks likely, with President-elect Joe Biden announcing a climate administration.

The UPCO2 tokens are to undergo a “curing process,” which amounts to a primary issuance, said Thieriot, whereby they will be made available from today on the Uphold platform. 

“Initially we are going to offer it on Uphold for about four to six weeks and then Bittrex Global will light it up,” Thieriot said. “And then we’d like every exchange in the world to pick them up.”

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-coalition-launches-tradable-carbon-credit-token

Blockchain Foundry $BCFN.ca Reports Q3 2020 Financial Results $HUT.ca $BITF.ca $GLXY.ca $HIVE.ca $VYGR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:34 AM on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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TORONTO, Dec. 01, 2020 – Blockchain Foundry Inc. (“BCF” or the “Company”) (CSE:BCFN), a leading North American blockchain development firm, is pleased to report its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. The Company’s full Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis (“MD&A”) are available at www.sedar.com . All amounts are reported in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

Financial Highlights

The following table summarizes revenue and net income (loss) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019.

 Three months ended
September 30,
2020
Three months ended
September 30,
2019
ChangePercentage
Change
Revenue227 , 410214,74412,6666%
Net Income74 , 33438,93535,39991%
     
 Nine months ended
September 30,
2020
Nine months ended
September 30,
2019
ChangePercentage
Change
Revenue1,124,081526,714597,367113%
Net Income (Loss)141,974(467,322)609,296not meaningful

“In Q3 2020, BCF achieved positive net income and an increase in revenue compared with Q3 2019. This outcome was a direct result of increased client development activity as well as growing market acceptance of blockchain technology. The Company has five active clients in various project stages, and our pipeline is robust. We have also taken the opportunity to capitalize the business over the last few months. We are well positioned to continue expanding our consulting business and begin to explore product opportunities that take advantage of our significant expertise in the blockchain space,” said Dan Wasyluk, CEO of Blockchain Foundry.

Outlook

The Company continues to develop its suite of blockchain infrastructure technology products and build its blockchain development and advisory business.

On the product side, BCF is building core technology to enable highly scalable, low cost, high speed blockchain transactions (Z-DAG), allow users to incorporate multiple blockchain systems within the same project (Syscoin-Ethereum bridge), and initialize custom blockchain tokens (Spark Wallet). BCF’s technology infrastructure is suitable for a variety of use cases where speed, scalability, fees and security are important factors, including stablecoin projects, loyalty applications, digital identities, and remittance services.

On the advisory side, BCF endeavours to work with clients who share the same priorities and vision for what blockchain technology can achieve for governments, businesses and consumers. To date, BCF has worked with clients across industries including digital identity, financial services and token wallet and development infrastructure.

Q 3 2020 Business Highlights and Subsequent Events

  • Entered into a blockchain development agreement with NIX Platform. The agreement has a duration of approximately 6 months and a value of approximately $60,000. For more information please see the Company’s press release dated September 1, 2020.
  • Entered into a blockchain development agreement with a GDPR compliance solution provider. The initial phase of the agreement has a duration of approximately 4 weeks and a value of approximately $50,000. For more information please see the Company’s press release dated October 5, 2020.
  • Entered into an agreement for a drawdown equity financing facility of up to $4 million over a 24-month period with Alumina Partners (Ontario) Ltd., a subsidiary of Alumina Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm. Subsequently, the Company has drawn down three tranches under this agreement for total gross proceeds of $450,000. For more information please see the Company’s press releases dated October 6, 2020; November 10, 2020; and November 30, 2020.

About Blockchain Foundry Inc.

Blockchain Foundry develops and commercializes blockchain-based business solutions and provides consulting services to corporate clients seeking to incorporate blockchain technology into their businesses.

Blockchain Foundry Contact Information:

Chris Marsh
President
[email protected]
(647) 330-4572

Forward-Looking Information

Certain portions of this press release contain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, which is also referred to as “forward-looking statements”, which may not be based on historical fact. Wherever possible, words such as “will”, “plans,” “expects,” “targets,” “continues”, “estimates,” “scheduled,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “would” or might, and the negative of such expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results “may,” “could,” “would,” “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved, have been used to identify forward-looking information.

Forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future events, future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indicators of the times at, or by which, such events, performance or results will be achieved, if achieved at all. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, as they reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties and are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by BCF are inherently subject to significant business, economic, regulatory, competitive, political and social uncertainties, and contingencies. Many factors could cause BCF’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although BCF has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, accordingly, are subject to change after such date. BCF disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless required by law.

Common Types of #Cryptocurrency that You Should Know – SPONSOR: Blockchain Foundry $BCFN.ca $HUT.ca $BITF.ca $GLXY.ca $HIVE.ca $VYGR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:44 PM on Friday, November 20th, 2020

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BCFN:CSE

  • A leading North American blockchain development firm
  • 2020 H1 Revenue Of ~$900,000
    • 187% Year Over Year Growth
    • Positive Net Income
  • Self sustaining consulting practice with growing pipeline and potential upside from product development and commercialization
  • Partnered with Binance, the largest digital asset trading platform in the world, to leverage the Syscoin platform.
  • A Blockchain company with Real Products, Real Customers, Real Revenues and Real Income
  • Blockchain Foundry is a “Blockchain 2.0” company that has survived and will thrive  

Hub On AGORACOM / Corporate Profile

Common Types of Cryptocurrency that You Should Know

By Staff – 20 November 2020

Cryptocurrency is steadily winning grounds. You can use cryptocurrency as an investment or a means of payment. It’s a digital alternative to cash or credit cards to make everyday payments. In the past, the crypto business sounded scary. But many are now gaining trust and investing in the different types of cryptocurrencies available. 

What is blockchain cryptocurrency? 

Blockchain cryptocurrency is a digital asset that works as a medium of exchange. It’s different from the common traditional currencies in that it works on digital channels with strong encryption to secure all online financial transactions. The encryption layers also control the creation of additional units and also verify the transfer of assets. There are various types of blockchain cryptocurrencies such as: 

1. Bitcoin 

Bitcoin is one of the commonly used currencies. It’s perceived to be an original cryptocurrency and was created in 2009. Bitcoin uses blockchain technology and enables users to make peer-to-peer transactions. The transactions are secured through an algorithm within the blockchain. You can view the transactions, but only the bitcoin owner can decrypt it using a private key. 

Bitcoins are different from bank transactions in that there’s no central regulatory authority. The users manage and control the transactions, which allows for anonymous exchanges. You can use Bitcoin to pay bills using Bitcoin debit cards. You can also use Bitcoins in Bitcoin licensed casinos to pay for poker and slot games. 

2. Litecoin 

Litecoin is a Bitcoin alternative, which was launched in 2011. Like other cryptocurrencies, it’s an open-source and a global payment network. Is there a difference between Litecoin and bitcoin? Yes, some are listed below;
Litecoin offers faster transaction times than bitcoin
The coin limit for Litecoin is 84 million, while the limit for Bitcoin is 21 million.
Both use different algorithms; Litecoin is a scrypt, while Bitcoin is SHA-256. 

3. Bitcoin Cash 

Bitcoin cash is a type of digital currency. It was designed to enhance some of the Bitcoin features and came with many gains. The cryptocurrency was launched in 2017 and enhanced the block sizes, enabling more and faster transactions. The launch of Bitcoin Cash was supported by some key Bitcoin investors, such as Roger ver, who was for the idea that Bitcoin’s block size limit inhibits its ability to scale or accrue value. 

4. Stellar Lumen 

Stellar Lumen operates as an intermediary currency and facilitates currency exchange. It’s borderless and allows for exchanges between different currencies from one owner to another. With Stellar, you can create, send, and trade in different digital forms of money, pesos, dollars, Bitcoin, and many more. It allows the world’s financial systems to operate on a single network. 

5. Ethereum 

Ethereum is an open-source platform and a type of blockchain technology lanced in 2015. Ethereum is accessible worldwide, and you can use it to write codes that control digital values and run as programmed. 

It helps in the tracking of ownership of digital currency transactions. It also runs the programming code on decentralized applications allowing application developers to use the Ethereum network for paying the transaction fees and services. 

Conclusion 

Cryptocurrencies are now used as a payment mode, and you can use them to pay bills in places that allow such transitions. To trade in cryptocurrency, choose an exchange wisely. Besides, cryptocurrencies aren’t regulated by a centralized body.

Source:https://www.the-blockchain.com/2020/11/20/common-types-of-cryptocurrency-that-you-should-know/

“Blockchain is going to change everything we know,” says Jim Rogers – SPONSOR: Blockchain Foundry $BCFN.ca $HUT.ca $BITF.ca $GLXY.ca $HIVE.ca $VYGR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:15 PM on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

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BCFN:CSE

  • A leading North American blockchain development firm
  • 2020 H1 Revenue Of ~$900,000
    • 187% Year Over Year Growth
    • Positive Net Income
  • Self sustaining consulting practice with growing pipeline and potential upside from product development and commercialization
  • Partnered with Binance, the largest digital asset trading platform in the world, to leverage the Syscoin platform.
  • A Blockchain company with Real Products, Real Customers, Real Revenues and Real Income
  • Blockchain Foundry is a “Blockchain 2.0” company that has survived and will thrive  

Hub On AGORACOM / Corporate Profile

Jim rogers on elections, gold & blockchain!

  • When it comes to elections, Jim Rogers has always maintained a simple stance – the markets are not going to change that much!   
  • Rogers affirms his positive stance on Gold & Silver, asks investors not to sell. He owns a few US Dollars too. “When the US$ gets overpriced in the next year or 2 or 3 then i will sell it. I hope I get my timing right”, says Jim Rogers. 
  • Rogers identifies Blockchain as the next big disruptor to economies, industries and jobs 

By: Mubina Kapasi | Senior Research Analyst

When it comes to elections, Jim Rogers has always maintained a simple stance – the markets are not going to change that much! He does note though that history shows that if the incumbent president wins then the stock market is likely to go up next year but if the challenger wins then the odds are lower. The challenger tends to have a ‘clean up’ attitude, according to Rogers. But he does add that regardless of who the boss of the White House will be, the Fed and Central Banks world over will continue printing money.

On the candidates and their expected policies, Rogers says economies never like taxes being raised which is something Joe Biden has indicated as his potential policy action. Raising taxes has rarely been good for the market, says Rogers. He further expects Democrats to curtail the big energy firms, break up the big tech companies. 

His allegiance to Gold & Silver remains. Rogers continues to maintain his stance of an expected continued run-up in both precious metals and advises investors to not sell any of these. He continues to own a few US Dollars as well. “When the US$ gets overpriced in the next year or 2 or 3 then I will sell it. I hope I get my timing right,” says Rogers. 

Rogers identifies BlockChain as the next big disruptor. “Blockchain is going to change everything we know,” says Rogers. He believes that some big financial firms could even disappear in the tech wave while some may manage to make the Banking-Fin Tech transition.

Source: https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/jim-rogers-on-elections-gold-blockchain/677352

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Vale completes first sale of iron ore using blockchain technology with Nanjing Iron & Steel

  • Vale, one of the world’s largest mining companies, completed its first sale of iron ore using blockchain technology with Nanjing Iron & Steel Group International Trade Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nanjing Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (NISCO) for a cargo of 176,000 tons of Brazilian Blend Fines (BRBF) from Teluk Rubiah Maritime Terminal, in Malaysia, to China.
  • Vale said this transaction is aligned with its strategy of becoming a more innovative and customer-centered company through greater integration with clients and partnering for the development of new solutions.

Vale also called it an important milestone towards the digitalization of the sales and trade process, bringing innovation to the traditional paper-intensive trade transactions and offering a better service to the clients as well as predictability in the steel value chain.

The Letter of Credit (LC) was issued through the Contour blockchain platform while the shipping documents and the electronic Bill of Lading were handled via essDOCS’ CargoDocs solution—with all actions carried out through a single, interfaced platform consolidated in Contour. The transaction also had the support from DBS Bank Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad.

The integrated transaction enabled end-to-end security and transparency with real time visibility of the documentation to all stakeholders, drastically reducing the amount of emails and paperwork exchanged among the parties and providing enhanced user experience through access to a single solution to execute the trade.

Source: https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/10/20201030-valeblockchain.html