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BitHub.Africa Announces African Blockchain Opportunity Crowdsale Campaign to Foster Region’s Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Bitcoin Press Release: Bitcoin accelerator BitHub.Africa announces The African Blockchain Opportunity crowdsale campaign, releases comprehensive blockchain platforms for 2017 report.

April 3, 2017, Nairobi, Africa – Nairobi-based blockchain accelerator BitHub.Africa has announced its Blockchain Opportunity Report crowdsale campaign. The crowdsale will offer crypto-currency enthusiasts a chance to buy an extensive report on the top 16 most suitable blockchain platforms for 2017. The detailed report comes in the form of an ebook, which can be downloaded from the website for $29.99. The proceeds from ebook sales will go towards funding the activities of BitHub.Africa’s new incubator and partner hubs across Africa.

BitHub.Africa is a commercial blockchain accelerator driving the adoption of blockchain technology and solutions across Africa. The continent has seen a growing number of mobile money platforms like M-Pesa, enabling digital transactions using fiat currencies. The adoption of mobile money platforms like M-Pesa has opened up endless potential for cryptocurrency based applications in the financial sector. With Africa currently being the fastest expanding blockchain technology market in the world, BitHub.Africa aims to be at the forefront of the digital revolution sweeping across the youthful continent.

The Chairman of AITEC Africa Sean Moroney, appreciating the role of BitHub.Africa said,

“BitHub Africa is doing great work advancing the growth of Blockchain technology across Africa. The blockchain opportunity report provides a lot of insight on emerging blockchain technologies that offer interesting solutions to many challenges across Africa.”

In The Blockchain Opportunity Report, BitHub.Africa has comprehensively reviewed 16 cryptocurrencies and blockchain platforms that they believe will disrupt existing incumbents across key sectors like finance, technology, and commerce. With Africa’s most prominent Bitcoin evangelist Alakanani Itireleng’s foreword stating, the report will be most beneficial to blockchain entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and enthusiasts.

People are beginning to bypass traditional centralized banking and payment systems in much of the developed world and beginning to feel the benefits of decentralized currency through increased adoption of mobile and internet-based blockchain technology. African nations are catching up with this trend in a rapid pace to create a promising atmosphere for crypto-currency and blockchain initiatives. The Blockchain Opportunity Report has achieved great reception among the peers in cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.

Max Kordek, Founder and CEO of Lisk had these words to say regarding the report;

“The blockchain opportunity report by BitHub Africa is the first step towards a broader market adoption of blockchain technology in Africa. We are happy that Lisk is right in the middle of this movement and looking forward to strengthen the local communities with the Lisk ecosystem.”

The Head of Partnerships at Coinbase, Kristine Stone said,

“The Blockchain Opportunity is a clear picture of the disruptive solutions at the fingertips of Africa. Evaluating trends and data John provides a holistic view of opportunities and challenges blockchain technology will face. In this stimulating book, the reader is provided a window into how blockchain will change the way we live not only in Africa, but the world at large.”

In Africa, alternative currencies have a huge potential in creating efficiency while disrupting traditional mechanisms for international trade, resource management, and governance. In the present traditional financial system, transaction costs are high due to weak infrastructure, mismanagement, corruption and growing inflation. But an exponential growth in the adoption of new blockchain technologies and innovations would combat these issues.

The founder of BitMari Sinclair Skinner believes in the potential of crypto-technology to uplift the unbanked. Skinner said,

“An illuminating piece on cutting edge blockchain technology like Bitcoin that will emancipate previously financially excluded people like the African farmer.”

The use of crypto-currencies has grown massively in the past eight years since Bitcoin first hit the scene and now the market is flooded with new crypto-currencies, with many that offer little more than to make quick returns from investors while offering nothing in return. BitHub.Africa’s comprehensive report is a result of painstaking research and analysis of dozens of crypto-currency platforms. It aims to help crypto-currency businesses and enthusiasts to identify those offering unique value propositions or innovative solutions to meet the society’s needs while solving existing social and economic problems.

Proceeds from the $29.99 for each copy of the report will go towards the African Blockchain Opportunity Campaign and aids BitHub.Africa’s mission to increase mass adoption of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology across the continent.

About BitHub.Africa

BitHub was founded by John Karanja in December 2015 and officially started operations as a business in Kenya on 6th January 2016. It is currently trading as Space Kenya Networks Limited, which was created with a vision of providing hyper quality Internet solutions and services and was registered as a Company in 2010.

Learn more about BitHub.Africa at – https://bithub.co.ke/about/
Download The Blockchain Opportunity Report – http://opportunity.bithubafrica.com
Subscribe to BitHub.Africa – https://bithub.co.ke/subscribe/
Follow BitHub.Africa on Twitter – https://twitter.com/BitHubAfrica
Follow BitHub.Africa on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BitHubAfrica/
BitHub.Africa on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rFksdsgYK0

Media Contact

Contact Name: John Karanja
Contact Email: info@BitHub.co.ke
Location: Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa

BitHub.Africa is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

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WeTrust Launches Trusted Lending Circles (ROSCA) Platform, Attracts Participants with Trustcoin Crowdsale

Bitcoin Press Release: WeTrust redefines reciprocal aid over Ethereum blockchain with its Trusted Lending Circles product, launches Trustcoin crowdsale.

March 16, 2017, Santa Clara, USA – WeTrust, an Ethereum blockchain platform aiming for financial inclusion for the masses has announced the launch of its very first Trusted Lending Circles product. The blockchain-based reciprocal aid platform, leverages smart contracts to allows anyone to create a ROSCA (Rotating Savings and Credit Association) with a group of trusted associates to help one another.

Trusted Lending Circles is the first among many WeTrust products that are yet to be launched. It implements the concept of ROSCA on Ethereum blockchain to create a trustless, transparent, community or a closed user group oriented investment and reciprocal aid system. Trusted Lending Circles currently supports basic ROSCA, created amongst close friends and family. Other upcoming products and features include credit scores, large scale ROSCAs, trusted direct borrowing/lending and mutual insurance. With these blockchain-based products and features, WeTrust aims to provide alternative financial services to over 2 billion unbanked adults across the world.

How Trusted Lending Circles Work

The Trusted Lending Circles application allows anyone to create or join a ROSCA. A group of trusted associates participating in the ROSCA agree to contribute a fixed amount at regular intervals based on a mutually agreed framework on how the funds should be distributed among the associates. The collected contribution is then disbursed in a reverse auction, where the lowest bidder is offered the bidding amount and the rest equally distributed among other associates. All ROSCA related transaction details are recorded on the Ethereum blockchain while smart contracts govern the bidding process, ensuring transparency and eliminating the need for a trusted third party or an intermediary.

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The WeTrust pilot is currently confined to the cryptocurrency community. Once a precedent is set for blockchain-based ROSCAs, the platform will expand to other communities by integrating stablecoins for the benefit of those who are comfortable using stable fiat currencies.

“We envision a system where financial services have aligned interests with the user/ policyholder, and essential financial products are provided at a fair price to users and policyholders. We are building WeTrust to solve this problem.”

 

Trustcoin Crowdsale

WeTrust has announced the launch of its Trustcoin (TRST) crowdsale starting March 2, 2017. During the six-week long token sale, WeTrust will distribute 80 million of the total 100 million Trustcoins among the participants. The remaining 20% is set aside for the founding team and advisors (10 million TRST vested over two years), Finclusion Labs – organization building the WeTrust platform (8 million TRST) and bounty programs (2 million TRST).

Investors participating in the crowdsale can buy Trustcoin with either Bitcoin or Ethereum. Early investors stand to benefit from the bonus. WeTrust offered a 30% bonus on the first day, which was reduced to 25% during the first week. Similarly, those participating during the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth weeks will receive a bonus of 20%, 15%, 10%, 5% and 0%, respectively.

The Trustcoin token sale participants will receive their Trustcoin upon completion of the crowdsale. These tokens can then be used as a currency for services performed by WeTrust as well as other service providers in the WeTrust ecosystem.

Interested investors and cryptocurrency community members can participate in the ongoing Trustcoin crowdsale by visiting the WeTrust website.

About WeTrust

WeTrust is an Ethereum blockchain-based collaborative savings and insurance platform that leverages social capital, trust networks and blockchain technology to create an inclusive financial ecosystem.

Learn more about WeTrust: https://www.wetrust.io/
WeTrust Trusted Lending Circle MVP: https://ROSCA.WeTrust.io/
Participate in WeTrust Crowdsale: https://www.wetrust.io/tlc/signup
WeTrust Crowdsale FAQ: https://medium.com/wetrust-blog/how-to-contribute-to-the-crowdsale-c9de5b91fc43#.6ojd5ejhb
WeTrust on BitcoinTalk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1773367

Media Contact

Contact Name: Tzvi Shishler
Contact Email: info@4kingmedia.com
Location: Santa Clara, USA

WeTrust is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only.

 

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iEx.ec Announces Its Cryptocurrency Crowdsale to Launch the First Distributed Cloud Platform

Bitcoin Press Release: iEx.ec, the distributed cloud platform for the future internet announces cryptocurrency crowdsale, scheduled for April 12, 2017.

March 16, 2017, Lyon France – The distributed cloud computing platform, iEx.ec has announced the schedule for its upcoming cryptocurrency crowdsale. The token sale will go live on April 12, 2017, at 1300 (GMT). Through this crowdsale, the project aims to raise funds required to create a distributed cloud environment to meet the rising need for computationally intense and decentralized business practices.

iEx.ec is looking to raise a sum of $2 million through the upcoming crowdsale, which will be used to cover iEx.ec’s development and launch costs. Participants in the crowdsale can contribute in BTC or ETH to become eligible for RLC tokens, the native currency for the iEx.ec cloud network. The platform’s launch is set for some time later in 2017 along with off-chain computation capabilities to support distributed applications (DApps).

The iEx.ec Business Network

The iEx.ec system works by tethering computers together to create one giant network of computing resources. The use of this technique, referred to as Desktop Grid Computing has so far been restricted to academic institutions. Now, with the introduction of blockchain technology, iEx.ec is making this type of network computing open and available for public and enterprise use.

The Ethereum blockchain, specifically smart contracts, act as a management system for the network. It allows users to monetize their participation, automating payment transactions for the give and take of services. Unlike existing cloud providers, business on the iEx.ec cloud can take place securely and without any central authority.

iEx.ec aims to create a native environment for a new generation of businesses to thrive. As CEO and co-founder Gilles Fedak explains;

“The simple truth is that centralized cloud services are falling behind current demand for computing resources. The iEx.ec team knows this through our work at the leading edge of distributed and cloud computing. With blockchain we see how a new paradigm of cloud computing is not just possible but absolutely essential, to meet the current needs of cloud SaaS, PaaS and IaaS markets, and to meet the needs of the next wave of innovation such as High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain Computing and other forms of distributed business. “

The iEx.ec cloud sets in motion a network for computationally intensive and decentralized businesses but in the spirit of open access, the iEx.ec cloud platform will be free for anyone to join. Rather, it’s revenue model will center on a range of premium features for enterprise users. The team plans to release a set of ready-made smart contracts to help users get started.

iEx.ec Team

iEx.ec has been under development for over a year now. In that duration, the core team consisting of distributed and cloud computing experts, blockchain developers, business consultants, and marketers have grown. Earlier last month, the iEx.ec team released a proof of concept where anyone can submit computation to the cloud via blockchain. The iEx.ec project is led by well-respected researchers, Gilles Fedak (Ph.D.) and Haiwu He (Ph.D.) who have worked at the highest levels of their specialisms in distributed computing, HPC and cloud systems design.

Fedak explaining the team and platform’s strengths said,

“iEx.ec is a natural progression for us. We have a unique experience in designing and establishing real distributed computing infrastructures such as the European Desktop Grid Infrastructure and supporting the most demanding scientific applications like the CERN. Furthermore, we have a long history of industrial partnerships with Airbus, Total, BNP Paribas, Orange and many start-ups as well. From these experiences, we have come to understand where the commercial opportunity lies, and what’s more important is that we know how to get there. We will be first to market with the distributed cloud since our tech is already well developed and we are super excited to release it to the world.”

Gilles Fedak will be presenting iEx.ec at the BlockchainUA conference in Kiev on March 17, 2017. Another presentation will soon follow at the Berlin Blockchain Expo scheduled on June 1 and 2, 2017.

The upcoming iEx.ec crowdsale will run until May 12, 2017 (1300 GMT) with a 20% bonus for early investors.

More information about the crowdsale is available at – http://crowdsale.iex.ec/
Learn more about iEx.ec at – http://iex.ec/

Media Contact

Contact Name: Gilles Fedak
Contact Email: gf@iex.ec
Contact Location: Lyon, France

iEx.ec is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

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