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Executive Links founder insights, bios, prior ventures

Executive Company Link Summary Date Published Author Headline
David Friedberg Metromile https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/09/upshot/restaurant-of-the-future-service-with-an-impersonal-touch.html An article with comments from Eatsa founder David Friedberg. 08 Sep 15 Claire Cain Miller Restaurant of the Future?
Elizabeth Rossiello BitPesa https://www.fastcompany.com/3038472/bitcoins-big-opportunity-in-africa A nice introduction to BitPesa and its CEO Elizabeth Rossiello. 14 Mar 15 Will Swanson Bitcoin’s Big Opportunity In Africa
Micah Winkelspecht Gem https://blog.gem.co/launching-a-product-to-fuel-a-movement-52c3d9c559d2 An article with comments from Gem CEO and founder Micah Winkelspecht. 19 Apr 18 Micah Winkelspecht Launching a Product to Fuel a Movement A Letter from the CEO
Micah Winkelspecht Gem https://www.healthcare-informatics.com/blogs/david-raths/does-blockchain-have-future-healthcare-my-interview-gem-ceo-micah-winkelspecht Besides Healthcare Informatics, I also write for a publication about IT in higher education called Campus Technology, and a few weeks ago I wrote about a talk about the potential for blockchain in education as it applies to transcripts. Phil Long, chief innovation officer and associate vice provost for learning sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, noted that a transcript is the record of what a student has accomplished at a university. The document is managed and controlled by the institution, not the student. In contrast, Long said, blockchain has the potential of providing an immutable record of an individual learner's accomplishment that can be disclosed in a public context. 09 Jul 16 David Raths Does Blockchain Have a Future in Healthcare? My Interview with Gem CEO Micah Winkelspecht
Mike Belshe BitGo https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&authuser=0&sl=pt&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.coincrispy.com%2F2019%2F01%2F16%2Fbitgo-intercambiar-criptomonedas-almacenamiento-frio%2F BitGo, a blockchain-based security company, has announced its partnership with Genesis Global Trading ("Genesis"), a subsidiary of Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group (DC), which is also one of the over- -the-counter). This way, your customers will be able to exchange criptomonedas directly from the cold storage of BitGo. Mike Belshe, CEO of BitGo has mentioned the liquidity between the advantages of his company's partnership with Genesis Global Trading, compared to other custodians who sacrifice security for the speed of withdrawals: Some custodians are choosing to sacrifice security and protection by allowing quick withdrawals from cold storage, which makes their customers more susceptible to piracy, false instructions and theft. 16 Jan 19 Romina Monteverde BitGo customers will now be able to exchange cryptoneses from cold storage
Mike Belshe BitGo https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-18/goldman-wades-deeper-in-crypto-betting-on-bitgo-with-novogratz An article that includes an interview with Mike Novogratz. 18 Oct 18 Lily Katz Goldman Wades Deeper in Crypto, Betting on BitGo With Billionaire Mike Novogratz
Adam Back Blockstream https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/blockstream-ceo-adam-black-bitcoin-btc-scalability-to-increase-with-payment-channels-and-sidechains/ Uring the latest iteration of the ‘Let’s Talk Bitcoin’ podcast, Adam Back, the CEO of Blockstream, talked about payment channels and how they could potentially redefine the way in which blockchain scalability is looked at (in the coming few years). He also discussed some of the prototypes of this technology that have already entered the mainstream and are trying to make crypto technology more accessible for the common man.When discussing his company’s immediate as well as long-term goals, Black mentioned that his aim with Blockstream from the start was to establish a company that “revolved around the ideas of side chains and payment channels”. He then went on to add that by 2011, he had realized that the payment channels in existence (back in the day) were quite archaic and thus could not be used to facilitate multiple transactions (or even two way tx’s) simultaneously. 06 Nov 18 Shiraz J Adam Back: Bitcoin (BTC) Scalability to Increase with Payment Channels and Sidechains
Muneeb Ali Blockstack https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-slips-below-4-000-eos-overtakes-bitcoin-cash-as-markets-plunge Muneeb Ali, general manager of the n-blockchain project Blockstack PBC, recently tweeted that the industry is entering a crypto winter, insisting that there is no need to deny or minimize it. The blockchain expert has predicted that crypto investments will probably dry up, which will cause the closure of projects in the industry. However, the current state of the market is far from the end, and the next wave is expected to generate a larger market. 25 Nov 18 Helen Partz Bitcoin Slips Below $4,000
Muneeb Ali Blockstack https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2018/11/141134-blockstack-token-fund-raises-26-2-million/ According to a presentation before the commission of balores and change blockstack to raised $ 26,248,475. The money raised is divided into two different parts in blockstack token and Fund QP. Blockstack is a new Internet for decentralized applications accessed through the Blockstack browser. 09 Nov 18 JD Alois Blockstack Token Fund Raises $26.2 Million
Rian Orr Chronicled https://blocktribune.com/blockchain-supply-tracker-chronicled-adds-ag-gangadhar-and-david-luna-as-advisors/ We are very pleased to welcome AG and David to Chronicled, "said CEO Ryan Orr." AG has extensive experience in the design of distributed systems and infrastructure, and will be of great value in helping our team optimize the Blockchain data networks for performance, uptime, security and endurance. David is well connected in the international community and has relationships with many global associations and organizations that face exactly the kind of problems that the Chronicled technology was designed to solve. " 20 Mar 18 Bruce Haring The ceo and founder of chronicled talks about the new members that will be part of chronicled
John Bass Hashed Health https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/is-blockchain-in-healthcare-for-real-6-questions-with-hashed-health-ceo-john-bass.html An article with an exclusive interview with the CEO of hashed HEALTH John Bass 27 Oct 17 Laura Dyrda Exclusive interview with Hashed HEALTH CEO John Bass
Matan Field Backfeed https://venturebeat.com/2017/12/03/no-ceo-needed-these-blockchain-platforms-will-let-the-crowd-run-startups/ An article that talks about platforms including DAOstack, founded by Matan Field. 03 Dec 17 Jeremy Epstein These blockchain platforms will let ‘the crowd’ run startups
Matan Field Backfeed https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/better-organize-decentralize-matan-field-daostack/ An article that highlights DAOstack CEO Matan Field. 08 Jun 18 David Weiss To Better Organize, Decentralize: Matan Field of DAOstack
Salil Donde AlphaPoint https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/11/28/1207076/0/en/Salil-Donde-Takes-on-Chief-Executive-Role-at-AlphaPoint.html Donde joins AlphaPoint with over 25 years experience in FinTech, data analytics, software, insurance, and financial services. Most recently, Donde was Executive Vice President, Global Information Services at Nasdaq, where he led the strategic direction and was responsible for the operating performance of Nasdaq’s highly-profitable and rapidly-growing Information Services business. The Global Information Services business generated $540M in revenues and accounted for 24% of Nasdaq’s 2016 revenue during Donde’s tenure. 28 Nov 17 AlphaPoint Salil Donde Takes on Chief Executive Role at AlphaPoint
Salil Donde AlphaPoint https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/07/12/1536839/0/en/AlphaPoint-Awarded-Best-Distributed-Ledger-Technology-Provider.html AlphaPoint, the global financial technology company that helps institutions make illiquid assets liquid with blockchain technology, has been voted as the “Best Distributed-Ledger Technology Provider” by the 2018 Waters Rankings, an annual customer survey on technology providers. Is excited to be recognized as the market leader in distributed ledger technology. It is an especially great honor to be a category winner of Waters Rankings, a readers’ choice awards competition. Customers are fundamental to our success and we are humbled by the recognition, said Salil Donde, AlphaPoint Chief Executive Officer. AlphaPoint and its technology has earned many awards since its founding in 2013, including Water’s 2017 Sell-Side Technology Award for Best Infrastructure Provider. 12 Jul 18 AlphaPoint AlphaPoint Awarded Best Distributed-Ledger Technology Provider
Matthieu Riou BlockCypher https://finovate.com/blockcypher-presents-how-bitcoin-and-the-blockchain-enable-programmable-money/ Riou ha diseñado muchos sistemas de software en MommaZoo, C3, Intalio, BEA, Reef, BNP y Societe Generale. 06 Oct 15 FinDEVr Live: BlockCypher presenta cómo Bitcoin y Blockchain activan el dinero programable
Matthieu Riou BlockCypher https://www.livemint.com/Industry/A5VeFyMXpp1TuKW9Npr6HJ/Blockchain-is-going-to-permeate-our-lives-Matthieu-Riou.html Matthieu Riou, founder and chief technology officer of BlockCypher Inc., shared his thoughts on cryptocurrencies and blockchains 11 Apr 17 Leslie D’Monte Blockchain is going to permeate our lives: Matthieu Riou
Adam Ludwin Chain http://fortune.com/2018/04/18/chain-adam-ludwin-cryptocurrencies-counterculture/ Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are the new “counterculture” while Silicon Valley and its wealthy tech companies have become the establishment, according to Chain CEO Adam Ludwin. 18 Apr 18 JONATHAN VANIAN Chain CEO Adam Ludwin Talks Cryptocurrencies and Counterculture
Adam Ludwin Chain https://www.recode.net/2018/3/14/17121406/transcript-chain-adam-ludwin-answers-crypto-currency-bitcoin-blockchain-questions-too-embarrassed On this episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode tackle the blockchain, ICOs and cryptocurrencies with the help of Chain CEO Adam Ludwin. He explains what all of those terms mean and the differences among blockchain-related products and assets, including bitcoin, ethereum, lytecoin and filecoin. 14 Mar 18 Dan Kitwood Full transcript: Chain CEO Adam Ludwin answers cryptocurrency questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask
Julian Zawistowski Golem Network https://thenextweb.com/tnw-answers/2018/05/14/golem-creator-julian-zawistowski-will-answer-all-your-questions-about-1-global-decentralized-supercomputers-2-blockchain-economy-and-3-more/ Julian is the founder and CEO of imapp and The Golem Project, a decentralized global supercomputer. The project is known as "Airbnb for computers", which allows users to rent their unused CPU / GPU cycles and receive payments in cryptocurrency. 14 May 18 GEORGINA USTIK The creator of Golem Julian Zawistowski, will answer all your questions about: decentralized supercomputers and blockchain economy.
Bill Barhydt Abra https://coinjournal.net/bitcoin-enabled-abra-build-global-p2p-paypal/ An article that talks about Abra CEO Bill Barhydt. 13 Jul 17 Kyle Torpey How Bitcoin Has Enabled Abra to Build a Global, P2P PayPal
Bill Barhydt Abra https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bill-barhydt-abras-pivot-p2p-money-transfers-crypto-banking/ An article that talks about Abra CEO Bill Barhydt. 10 Apr 18 Bitcoin Magazine Bill Barhydt on Abra’s Pivot From P2P Money Transfers to “Crypto Banking”
Andrzej Horoszczak Billon https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/74917/fis-to-explore-potential-integration-with-billon-blockchain-platform Underscoring its commitment to solving trusted information flow challenges, Billon has joined forces with FIS, the world’s largest provider of financial technology solutions, to explore joint product development and sales opportunities for its portfolio of corporate blockchain solutions. FIS has a leading role in setting and maintaining technology standards for the global financial services industry, making this agreement an historic milestone for Billon and a massive step forwards for civilised blockchain technology, said Andrzej Horoszczak, CEO and Founder of Billon. Billon’s mission is to civilize blockchain technology to solve the world's financial and data management problems. Alongside FIS, 31 Jul 18 Billon FIS to explore potential integration with Billon blockchain platform
Andrzej Horoszczak Billon https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/poland-becomes-worlds-first-to-put-banking-records-on-the-blockchain-682528431.html Billon, the technology company that civilised blockchain, and the Polish Credit Office (Biuro Informacji Kredytowej - BIK), the largest credit bureau in Central and Eastern Europe, will implement blockchain for storage and secure access to sensitive customer information. Billon's blockchain technology will benefit the bureau through superior security, integrity and immutability of data. partnership is the start of a true revolution in information management. It is now possible to move away from the constraints of closed central databases to a democratic blockchain-based Internet where every user will be able to control their identity, explained Andrzej Horoszczak, CEO of Billon. 14 May 18 PRNewswire Poland Becomes World's First to put Banking Records on the Blockchain
Sean Moss-Pultz Bitmark https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/bitmark-partners-asias-biggest-streaming-service-kkbox-music-rights-royalties-1654831 the largest music streaming service in Asia, is working with Bitmark to enable the recording, tracking and transfer of musician's rights and royalties using blockchain technology. KKBOX has over 80% market share and over 10 million paid users. Musicians who license their work will have their song rights recorded by Bitmark; then, in partnership with CTBC, this record of rights will be used for automating the payout of artist royalties and in the future for trading and licensing these rights.Bitmark provides tools and services that make rights more clear in the digital environment. Making music rights transparent and transferable is central to both KKBOX and Bitmark. Pochang and I have been in conversation for quite some time and I know these long standing issues he has been working to solve in digital music. Together we are building a solution that will enable the music ecosystem to grow and thrive. 11 Jan 18 Ian Allison partners with Asia's biggest streaming service KKBOX
Sean Moss-Pultz Bitmark https://bitcoinist.com/htc-announces-exodus-new-smartphone-decentralized-applications-bitcoin-ethereum/ I want to see a world where the end consumers can truly own their data (browsing history, identity, assets, wallets, emails, messaging, etc) without the need for central authorities. There is a lot of work ahead of us, but I believe the mobile hardware layer can contribute significantly to our new decentralized world.Of course, the phone will come with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. More interestingly, each Exodus smartphone will purportedly act as a node for both the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains. If successful, every phone would essentially expand the scope of both leading cryptocurrencies. Key members of the HTC Exodus team include Sean Moss-Pultz, Edith Yeung, Chris McCann, Elizabeth Stark, and Dominic Williams. 16 May 18 ADAM JAMES NEW SMARTPHONE FOR DECENTRALIZED BITCOIN AND ETHEREUM APPS
Brendan Blumer block.one https://www.scmp.com/tech/blockchain/article/2165552/magic-swords-worlds-biggest-initial-coin-offering-story-31-year-old was 15 when he started his first business selling magic swords and armour used in online role-playing games like World of Warcraft. Now 31, the Hong Kong permanent resident has become a dragon-slayer in his own right after raising the world’s biggest initial coin offering. his two-year-old start-up Block.one is able to raise about US$4 billion in an ICO – similar to an initial public offering except instead of shares the investors get tokens backed by the cryptocurrency – is testament to the white-hot interest among investors in digital currencies and their underlying blockchain technology. the on-demand meal-delivery giant that delivers takeaway food to most cities in China, raised about the same amount in Hong Kong earlier this month. 25 Sep 18 Zheping Huang -- Brendan Blumer went from magic swords to the world's biggest initial coin offering
Brendan Blumer block.one https://theblockchainland.com/2018/08/29/the-man-behind-eos-brendan-blumer/ One of the wealthiest people in cryptocurrency – and only 32 years old. Brendan Blumer has risen to the heights of his industry out of a unique penchant for innovation that he has demonstrated since his youth. As the CEO of Block.one, he currently occupies a pulpit wielding considerable influence over the direction of innovation in cryptocurrency; and he enjoys the accompanying renown.Like many of us as teenagers in the 21st century, Brendan found a home in the engrossing worlds of massive multiplayer games like World of Warcraft and Everquest. Except Brendan didn’t just concern himself with in-game dominance. His entrepreneurial zeal resulted in a unique and ambitious business plan to turn virtual in-game assets into real capital. At only 15 years old, a high school student in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he developed a website called Gamecliff to sell items and characters from different online multiplayer gaming spaces. I’m sure quite a few of us look back at all the hours we devoted to gaming as teenagers and wonder what we could have achieved if those hours were spent doing honing a practical skill. Well, Brendan clearly saw something most of us didn’t and capitalized on his gaming experience. 29 Aug 18 Mark Townsend The man behind EOS
Valery Vavilov Bitfury https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitfury-acquires-minority-stake-final-frontier-aims-expand-services/ The CEO of Bitfury, Valery Vavilov, says: "This is a company that is always looking for new ways between a blockchain technology firm and an experienced team of traditional finance. 13 Nov 18 Nick Marinoff Bitfury Acquires Minority Stake in Final Frontier
Valery Vavilov Bitfury https://www.coincrispy.com/2018/11/21/bitfury-contrata-ex-miembro-comision-de-valores-de-ee-uu/ Dresch will become an active participant of the board of directors of Bitfury, along with CEO Valery Vavilov, Vice President George Kikvadze, Bob Dykes and Bill Tai. 21 Nov 18 Ricardo Romero former member of the US Securities and Exchange Commission
Kumar Gaurav Cashaa https://medium.com/@theincredible2016/decoding-craftchain-interview-with-kumar-gaurav-ceo-and-founder-of-cashaa-db2f569e87f5 KHALIFA HADI from the Crafton family (Craftchain) interviewed KUMAR GAURAV, Founder & CEO of Cashaa (a revolutionary Token in 2018). 27 Aug 18 Mr K Decoding CraftChain Interview with Kumar Gaurav, CEO and Founder of Cashaa
Peter Smith Blockchain https://xbt.net/blog/blockchain-and-ledger-partner-on-new-hardware-wallet-lockbox/ An article, quoting CEO and co-founder of Blockchain, about a Blockchain And Ledger Partnership on new hardware wallet ‘Lockbox’. 27 Oct 18 By XBT Network Blockchain And Ledger Partner On New Hardware Wallet ‘Lockbox’ Blockchain, one of the oldest web wallet providers, has released a hardware wallet called the Lockbox in partnership with Ledger, the most popular hardware wallet maker.
Bruce Pon BigchainDB https://www.coindesk.com/trust-odometer-blockchain-test-aims-turn-tide-car-tampering When BigchainDB CEO Bruce Pon was working as a project manager for automaker Daimler in the mid-2000s, he envisioned a simple solution for generating and verifying the story of a vehicle. Fast forward nearly 10 years and Pon’s startup, BigchainDB, is immersed in an ongoing project with German energy company Innogy revolving around just this concept. The project’s ambitious aim is to create a digital identity on the blockchain of any physical good that will verify its provenance. 21 Jul 17 Jonathan Keane Trust Your Odometer? Blockchain Test Aims to Turn Tide on Car Tampering
Bruce Pon BigchainDB https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/mobi-grand-challenge-to-get-1-million-from-ocean-protocol-for-blockchain-automobile-integration/ An article highlighting Ocean Protocol founder, Bruce Pon's plans to support Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative's (MOBI) automobile challenge. 12 Oct 18 Bitcoin Exchange Guide News Team MOBI Grand Challenge to Get $1 Million from Ocean Protocol for Blockchain-Automobile Integration
Julien Emery Allay https://medcitynews.com/2016/10/profiting-health-self-insurance-story/ Imagine if you kept all the promises you ever made about your health. You eat healthy. You exercise regularly. You cut down on alcohol. Even though these life changes translate to a reduced risk for your health insurance carrier, your policy wouldn’t cost any less – and there’s nothing you can do about it. In theory, this ability to recognize risk and opportunities should only grow over time as claims data accumulates. Over the course of two or three years you can start gathering the claims data and make more intelligent decisions with real hard data versus kind of the guesstimate you are making when you are coming out of a fully insured plan, said Julien Emery, an insurance broker and the CEO of Allay.io. 24 Oct 16 ADAM SCHAEFER Profiting from health: The self-insurance story
Adrian Bentley AnalyzeRe https://dailyfintech.com/2015/09/24/analyze-re-applying-cap-mkts-tech-to-bring-reinsurance-underwriting-into-the-21st-century/ An overview of the insurtech company Analyze Re 24 Sep 15 Rick Huckstep Analyze Re – applying Cap Mkts tech to bring reinsurance underwriting into the 21st century
Talal Bayaa Bayzat https://gulfnews.com/technology/bayzat-aims-to-become-one-stop-shop-for-smes-1.2188882 Dubai-based start-up Bayzat aims to become the one-stop shop for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to optimise health insurance and find smart HR solutions. Palestinian-American entrepreneur Talal Bayaa is the CEO and co-founder of Bayzat and has worked for private equity and corporate finance firms prior to setting up his own business. Before this he worked for private equity and corporate finance firms, followed by two years at an investment bank. 16 Mar 18 Naushad K. CherrayilStaff Reporter Bayzat aims to become one-stop shop for SMEs
Talal Bayaa Bayzat https://www.arabianbusiness.com/banking-on-change-talal-bayaa-544735.html An article highlighting how Bayzat is helping to make the UAE banking landscape more transparent. 02 Apr 14 neil king Banking on change: Talal Bayaa
Gustaf Agartson BIMA https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2018/01/19/477799.htm The insurance protection gap in developing nations is being filled by a growing group of microinsurers, which provide coverage that ranges from life and health insurance, to crop insurance, to property protection after natural disasters. One of those companies – Stockholm-based BIMA – aims to improve the lives of people in 14 emerging nations by offering a range of affordable life and health and personal accident products, which are transacted using mobile phone technology. Are saw enormous opportunity for insurance in emerging markets because its penetration is very low – at around 2 percent, says BIMA founder and CEO Gustaf Agartson in an interview with Insurance Journal. Is also could see that mobile phone penetration is very high, at 70 percent and above. 19 Jan 18 L.S. Howard Microinsurer BIMA Aims to Close Developing Nations’ Protection Gap with Life & Health Cover
Gustaf Agartson BIMA https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&authuser=0&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fdigital.di.se%2Fartikel%2Fkinnevik-backar-fran-foljdinvestering-i-mikroforsakraren-bima The micro insurance company Bima takes in SEK 151 million. However, it is not the big owner Kinnevik who opens the wallet without the Asian mobile operator Axiata. Bima sells life and accident insurance to people living in developing countries. Customers can get up to $ 1,000 for unforeseen events. Bima's CEO Gustaf Agartson welcomes Axiata as the owner. We get a deeper integration with Axiata in existing markets and a good plan for establishing itself in new countries, says Gustaf Agartson. 11 Apr 17 Sven Carlsson Kinnevik backs from follow-on investment in the micro insurer Bima
Phoebe Hugh Brolly https://blog.makersacademy.com/why-i-learnt-to-code-before-building-my-startup-b4ac76d11793 I was working in the insurance industry for Aviva, initially underwriting commercial property and liability insurance, before moving into product management across niche, high net worth, price comparison and direct insurance. But hearing stories from dissatisfied and confused insurance customers and seeing first hand how slow change happens in a corporate environment, I was inspired to start my own company to make insurance easier and fairer for people. I wanted to learn to code because I saw tremendous value in being able to understand the technical side of building a product. I suppose I saw it as intense preparation before building Brolly  24 Jul 17 Why I learnt to code before building a startup
Phoebe Hugh Brolly https://www.insuranceage.co.uk/broker/3095351/meet-the-techies-brollys-phoebe-hugh-warns-brokers-of-being-cut-out-of-the-market An article on Brolly and its CEO, and his plans to cut brokers out of the market 13 Jul 17 Ida Axling Brolly's Phoebe Hugh warns brokers of being cut out of the market
Ali Diab Collective Health http://fortune.com/2015/03/18/exclusive-collective-health-insurance-platform/ Ali Diab, CEO and co-founder of Collective Health, points out that most innovation in the health care space is focused on “shiny objects” — that is, the kind of innovation that grabs attention quickly from a consumer standpoint, such as health-tracking devices, or apps. 18 Mar 15 LAURA LORENZETTI Exclusive: Collective Health raises $38 million to scale its insurance platform
Ali Diab Collective Health http://pioneersummit.com/ali-diab-co-founder-and-ceo-of-collective-health-to-speak-at-gsv-pioneer-summit/ Ali Diab is doing something about the current state of the American healthcare system. it. As Collective Health’s CEO, Ali brings more than 15 years of technology startup and executive management experience to solving the problem of employee healthcare. He can directly relate to quality and cost issues of company-sponsored healthcare after experiencing a major health problem while employed at a growing technology company. 14 Sep 16 Silicon Valley Ali Diab, Co-Founder and CEO of Collective Health, to Speak at GSV Pioneer Summit
Jip de Ridder CommonEasy http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/2015/12/11/commoneasy-a-new-p-2-p-insurance-model-is-born/ While studying economics, Jip discovered that 80% of young self-employed in the Netherlands simply couldn’t afford an illness and income disability insurance. Meanwhile, commercial insurance companies take up to a 40% of insurance premium, and generously pay their employees to look for reasons to reject the claims. 11 Dec 15 Anastasia Kubrak Jip de Ridder: A New P-2-P Insurance Model is Born: CommonEasy
Jip de Ridder CommonEasy https://stedenintransitie.nl/interview/jip-de-ridder Jip de Ridder, along with his brother Florian, created CommonEasy. CommonEasy is an online platform with which the freelancer can provide a new form of security for him and his direct network. A revolutionary idea that breaks with the traditional insurer in various areas. 21 Mar 17 Frank Ensink en Kemna Jip de Ridder
Chini Krishnan GetInsured https://www.digitalcommerce360.com/2016/12/02/old-private-health-exchange-new-owner/ GetInsured.com, a comparison shopping portal for healthcare products and services, has acquired Array Health, a private exchange network company launched in 2006. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.GetInsured.com founder and CEO Chini Krishnan will run the combined company. Array founder and CEO Jonathan Rickert will serve as senior vice president and general manager of the insurance business unit. 02 Dec 16 Mark Brohan An old private health exchange has a new owner
Chini Krishnan GetInsured https://www.cnbc.com/2015/04/16/could-these-guys-help-save-obamacare-from-the-supreme-court.html The online health insurance brokerage GetInsured this week revealed it is offering to help states create their own Obamacare marketplace in just 60 days—for very little, if any, upfront costs. If a state is on the [HealthCare.gov] platform today and desires to move from the ... platform, then that is something that we can accomplish very, very quickly, said Chini Krishnan, CEO of GetInsured. As a practical matter, if King v. Burwell went against the administration, I think we would see a rush of states wanting to explore their options, quickly. 16 Apr 15 Dan Mangan Could these guys help save Obamacare from the Supreme Court?
Clint Jones GoHealth https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180912005253/en/GoHealth-Hiring-600-90-Days-Providing-Insurance A press interview was held with the CEO of GoHealth in order to let him know how he is doing with the company and his plans for the future 12 Sep 18 BUSINESS WIRE CEO of GoHealth
Clint Jones GoHealth https://www.utahbusiness.com/gohealth-expands-business-operations-in-utah/ "Salt Lake City was a natural choice for our next office, from the city's growing business culture to its important talent pool, I thought it was the best option for my latest expansion," said Clint Jones. 14 Jun 18 Utah Business GOHEALTH expands its operations
Abir Sen Gravie http://www.startribune.com/movers-amp-shakers-abir-sen-ceo-of-gravie/502220441/ Abir sen, CEO of Gravie answers some questions,Gravie and Land O' Lakes next year are expanding a health insurance plan for farmers. 08 Dec 18 Todd Nelson Movers and shakers. Abir sen
Allen Byerly GroupHub https://grouphub.io/video-allen-byerly/ a video that precent allen byerly 30 Apr 15 admin Allen byerly report Blueprint health demo
Kim Miller Guevara https://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/17/the-socialist-revolution-coming-for-insurance.html An article that shows an interview of Kim Miller to CNBC ... 18 Jul 15 zack Guzman The social(ist) revolution
Karan Kanodia InforcePRO https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/09/29/771677/10150926/en/Game-Changing-Insurance-Software-InforcePRO-R-Closes-4M-Round-Led-by-LiveOak-Venture-Partners.html Led by founders Cameron Jacox and Karan Kanodia, InforcePRO® focuses on extra innovations related to post-issuance insurance and the use of Policyholders First 29 Sep 15 InforcePRO LiveOak Venture Partners
Karan Kanodia InforcePRO https://finovate.com/inforcepro-rakes-in-4-million-following-finovate-debut/ Co-founder Karan Kanodia shared what is InforcePRO's strategy of "putting policyholders as a priority" 01 Oct 15 David Penn InForcePRO earns $ 4 million
Pawel Kuskowski Coinfirm https://www.forbes.com/sites/philipsalter/2018/04/24/this-regtech-entrepreneur-aims-to-professionalize-blockchain-and-crypto/#c447f2f50526 Pawel Kuskowski: My intention is the fulfillment of the great financial institutions. My last place was the Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering for RBS. In February 2016, I left and I was creating Coinfirm with four co-founders of similar ideas 24 Apr 18 Philip Salter co-founder of Coinfirm
Pawel Kuskowski Coinfirm https://www.financemagnates.com/cryptocurrency/news/crypto-companies-wont-escape-the-law-by-going-offshore/ Pawel Kuskowski mentioned that it is totally impossible for all people at any level within the cryptographic space to avoid direct contact with companies established in unregulated or unregulated jurisdictions. 27 Nov 18 Rachel McIntosh Crypto Companies
Darren Schulte Apixio https://insidebigdata.com/2018/07/29/apixio-launches-hcc-auditor-ai-powered-risk-adjustment-auditing-solution/ the data science company for healthcare, announced availability of the AI-powered solution to help health plans and provider organizations to undertake internal audits of their risk adjustment payment data with increased accuracy and in far less time than traditional methods. Medicare is increasing the frequency of health plans audits offering Medicare Advantage (MA) products to ensure correct payments. Given the potential revenue impact, it typically takes health plans and provider organizations two to three times longer to perform a thorough review of reported diagnosis codes. The problem is that most MA plans do not have the time or resources to perform comprehensive audits. CMS estimates that it overpaid $14.1 billion in 2013 primarily from unsupported diagnoses,” said Darren Schulte, MD, CEO, Apixio. “We believe that the HCC Auditor solution sets a new industry benchmark and finally provides a way for MA plans to undertake the proper quality assurance on risk adjustment submissions. 29 Jul 18 Editorial Team Apixio Launches HCC Auditor, AI-Powered Risk Adjustment Auditing Solution
Darren Schulte Apixio https://www.mddionline.com/apixio-launches-ai-healthcare-audit-solution emergence of electronic healthcare records and recent advancements in computing technology have created the need for Apixio’s artificial intelligence solution.to make healthcare audits simpler and more efficient for all involved. The San Mateo, CA-based company is launching an AI solution called the HCC Auditor, to help health plans and provider organizations to undertake internal audits of their risk adjustment payment data with increased accuracy and in far less time than traditional methods.“The key is to solve the problem physicians and hospitals are grappling with today,” Darren Schulte, MD and CEO of Apixio, told MD+DI. “The problems they’re dealing with are; what they’re being paid for; their healthcare delivery challenges; and how technology can help them today.” 25 Jul 18 Omar Ford Launches AI Healthcare Audit Solution
Joey Krug Augur https://www.btc-echo.de/joey-krug-von-hier-an-aufwaerts/ An article which has an interview with Panteras Capital's Joey Krug. 18 Oct 18 David Scheider Panteras Joey Krug: Bitcoin floor is reached
Joey Krug Augur https://cryptovest.com/news/crypto-market-poised-for-tenfold-increase-pantera-capital-cio-says/ An article which has an interview with Pantera Capital CIO Joey Krug. 18 Oct 18 Deyana Laguna Crypto Market Poised for Tenfold Increase, Pantera Capital CIO Says
Anurag Shah Aureus Analytics https://yourstory.com/2015/06/aureus-analytics/ An article which has an interview with Aureus Analytics CEO Anurag Shah. 04 Jun 15 Sindhu Kashyap Aureus Analytics simplifies Big Data for bankers
Anurag Shah Aureus Analytics https://www.zeebiz.com/companies/news-health-home-sme-are-going-to-be-the-focus-area-for-growth-pushan-mahapatra-md-ceo-sbi-general-insurance-65164 An article which has an interview with SBI General Insurance CEO Pushan Mahapatra. 01 Oct 18 ZeeBiz WebTeam Health, Home & SME are going to be the focus area for growth: Pushan Mahapatra, MD & CEO, SBI General Insurance
Elias Haase B9lab https://www.linuxfoundation.org/press-release/2017/11/hyperledger-announces-14-new-members/ "We have been looking at the space of the company's block chain for a while and the work of everyone involved in Hyperledger has been the most consistent and convincing so far," said Elias Haase, founder of B9lab. 28 Nov 17 The Linux Foundation Hyperledger Announces 14 New Members
Elias Haase B9lab https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/b9lab-launches-blockchain-course-for-qa-engineers-300612509.html "It is a sad fact that many blockchain projects have been implemented with little or no formal proof from someone other than the project developer," said B9lab founder Elias Haase. 12 Mar 18 NEWS PROVIDED B9lab Launches Blockchain Course for QA Engineers
Changpeng Zhao Binance https://cryptobriefing.com/binance-coin-use-changpeng-zhao/ An article highlighting Binance's plans to turn Binance Coin (BNB) into a payment token. 24 Oct 18 Paddy Baker Changpeng Zhao Wants Everyone Using BNB… As Money
Changpeng Zhao Binance https://www.ccn.com/binance-survive-bitcoin-bear-market-crypto-billionaire-changpeng-zhao Billionaire Changpeng Zhao says bitcoin is the future, and that his cryptocurrency exchange Binance can survive any bear market ― no matter how brutal. Zhao also says he “definitely” wants to partner with Ripple’s xRapid cross-border payment platform, but nothing has been decided. are working with a number of other partners,” Zhao said. “[With] xRapid, there’s nothing going on right now. But in the future, we definitely want to add them as a partner. 07 Feb 19 Samantha Chang Binance Will Survive Any Bitcoin Bear Market: Crypto Billionaire Changpeng Zhao
Haseeb Awan Bitaccess https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/21/technotopia-haseeb-awan-on-why-the-sun-is-rising-on-asian-startups/ A link to a podcast from Haseeb Awan 21 May 16 John Biggs Technotopia: Haseeb Awan on why the sun is rising on Asian startups
Haseeb Awan Bitaccess https://www.coindesk.com/y-combinator-bitcoin-atm-startup-bitacess-incubator California-based startup accelerator Y Combinator has officially selected bitcoin ATM manufacturer BitAccess for admittance to its esteemed incubator program. Founded in 2005, Y Combinator has gained a reputation for empowering entrepreneurs and startups, with nine of its companies having since been acquired by Google and seven snapped up by Facebook – a track record that attracted BitAccess to the deal. Haseeb Awan, co-founder of the startup, indicated that while his firm has shied away from major investments in the past, the Y Combinator offer – which finds the incubator investing $120,000 for a 7% equity share in the startup – was appealing for the additional incentives it can provide. 12 Jun 14 Pete Rizzo Bitcoin ATM Startup BitAccess Joins Y Combinator’s Trailblazing Incubator
Jean-Louis van der Velde Bitfinex https://okdiario.com/economia/inversion/2018/04/15/recomendable-inversion-tether-2107564 It consists of a cryptocurrency that was designed by Jean-Louis van der Velde, the same person who is in charge of the market where there are more bitcoin transactions, Bitfinex. 15 Apr 18 OKDIARIO investment in Tether
Jean-Louis van der Velde Bitfinex https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/11/20/doj-bitcoin-manipulation-probe-homes-in-on-tether-and-bitfinex/ Even after repeated questions about the integrity of the business under his command, Jean-Louis van der Velde, CEO of Tether Ltd., replies to all claims and claims that his business is legitimate. 20 Nov 18 TONY SPILOTRO DoJ Bitcoin Manipulation Probe Homes en Tether y Bitfinex
Yuzo Kano bitFlyer https://www.ccn.com/bitflyers-kano-raids-banking-talent-in-bid-for-global-crypto-exchange/ Yuzo Kano, executive director of one of the leading Japanese stock exchange companies, bitFlyer is trying to build a global cryptocurrency power, a former financier at the same time. 11 May 18 Lester Coleman BitFlyer
Yuzo Kano bitFlyer https://www.ethnews.com/two-japanese-exchange-execs-resign-from-jvcea-after-fsa-actions On June 25, it was reported that bitFlyer CEO Yuzo Kano and the CEO of Bitbank (listed as Noriyuki Hiroyuki in the statement but Noriyuki Hirosue in other places), left their positions as presidents of the Virtual Currency Exchange Association of Japan (JVCEA). 30 Nov 18 Daniel Putney Japanese exchange executives resign
Adhil Shetty BankBazaar.com https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/fintech-companies-in-search-of-a-plan-b-after-aadhaar-data-blockade/articleshow/66504611.cms Through industry bodies like the Payments Council of India and Digital Lenders’ Association of India, fintech players are understood to have already made multiple representations to the sector regulators to device ways for them to carry on customer onboarding using Aadhaar. “Aadhaar-based eKYC should be allowed for regulated entities on a voluntary basis…this will meet the test of proportionality and hence would not violate the privacy of the person as well,” said Adhil Shetty. 05 Nov 18 Pratik Bhakta Fintech companies in search of a plan B after Aadhaar data blockade
Adhil Shetty BankBazaar.com https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/double-celebration-soon-to-be-dad-adhil-shetty-prepares-for-bankbazaars-10th-anniversary/articleshow/64551569.cms It’s a year of celebration and milestones for BankBazaar founder Adhil Shetty. While he’s gearing up to mark his company’s tenth year, festivities for which are on in full swing, there’s another personal landmark Shetty is looking forward to. 12 Jun 18 Rashmi Menon Twin joy for Adhil Shetty! BankBazaar turns 10; visit from the stork soon
Stephen Pair BitPay https://noticias.bitcoin.com/noticias/bitpay-anuncia-soporte-de-stablecoins-para-liquidacion-de-comerciantes/?q=/noticias/bitpay-anuncia-soporte-de-stablecoins-para-liquidacion-de-comerciantes/ An article announcing Bitpay will now support the settlement options using two stablecoins: the Gemini dollar currency and the Circle Center currency. 16 Oct 18 Carlos Lenis Bitpay Announces Stablecoins Support for Dealer Settlement
Pablo Gonzalez Bitso https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=es-419&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.criptonoticias.com%2Fentrevistas%2Fpablo-gonzalez-tecnologia-bitcoin%2F&edit-text=&act=url CriptoNoticias spoke with the co-founder of the exchange house, Pablo González , to learn first-hand his opinion on various topics.Friendly and open to conversation, González told us about the growth of the exchange house he co-founded with Ben Peters. The Mexican came into contact with Bitcoin in 2011 and has since become "obsessed". "This is going to change the world, there is no other way," he said. "Developing countries are much more apt to take advantage of this technology, instead of a country like Canada, stable, with growth, where things work," he said. In order to "create this bridge between the international economic system and what we call the new digital economy and begin to popularize use cases". 28 Oct 18 Javier Bastardo DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE MUCH BETTER ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TECHNOLOGY
Nejc Kodric Bitstamp https://medium.com/bitstamp-blog/interview-with-cryptocurrency-influencer-nejc-kodric-of-bitstamp-61b4b4dd6acd My co-founding partner, Damijan Merlak, and I launched Bitstamp in 2011. Starting out in our garage with an initial capital of just a thousand euros, two laptops and a server, the last thing on our minds was making any money. Instead, our motivation was the idea itself. 30 Jan 18 Eugene Swank Interview With CryptoCurrency Influencer — Nejc Kodric of Bitstamp
Nejc Kodric Bitstamp https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@cryptotajkun/exclusive-interview-with-nejc-kodric-co-founder-and-ceo-of-bitstamp Nejc Kodrič, co-founder and CEO of Bitstamp. He gave a relaxed and very interesting interview touching on Bitstamp, cryptographic exchanges, the future of the cryptography industry, the ICOs and more. 21 Jun 18 Blaž Bregar. Exclusive Interview with Nejc Kodric (Co-founder and CEO of Bitstamp)
Gabriel Abed Bitt http://bernews.com/2018/05/premier-signs-with-digital-currencies-consultant/ An article highlighting BITT founder Gabriel Abed. 02 May 18 Bernews Abed To Serve As Digital Asset Consultant
Gabriel Abed Bitt http://www.mondaq.com/x/752188/fin+tech/Fintech+Central+to+Barbados+Economic+Growth The consensus was that the highlight of the meeting turned out to be a spirited exchange of perspectives between Professor Persaud and leading Caribbean fintech entrepreneur and co-founder of Bitt, Gabriel Abed. 07 Nov 18 Business Barbados Fintech – Central To Barbados' Economic Growth
Bill Shihara Bittrex https://bcfocus.com/news/bittrex-ceo-bill-shihara-to-join-vanywheres-advisory-board/25716/ An article which highlights Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara joining Vanywhere’s advisory board. 26 Oct 18 Nitin Murali Bill Shihara to join Vanywhere’s advisory board
Bill Shihara Bittrex https://coin-hero.de/newsflash-binance-update-und-gewinnprognose-huobi-und-bittrex-expandieren/ Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara leads from: Today's announcement is another exciting step for the industry and Bittrex as we continue to expand our global presence through new services and strategic partnerships. 07 Jul 18 Marcel Knobloch Binance update and earnings forecast, Huobi and Bittrex expand
Marc Warne Bittylicious https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/oct/01/will-bitcoin-ever-be-safe-investment-gamble “The general sensible view is that the more volatile the investment, the smaller proportion of your wealth you should consider storing in it,” says Marc Warne, founder of bitcoin exchange Bittylicious. “I have heard of people moving their life investments into bitcoin and this is a bad idea. 01 Oct 17 Shane Hickey Will bitcoin ever be a safe investment or always a gamble?
Marc Warne Bittylicious https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/uk-banks-defend-stance-on-bitcoins-as-investors-claim-they-are-being-shunned-a3742656.html An article which has comments from Bittylicious founder Marc Warne. 17 Jan 18 Francesca Gillett UK banks defend stance on Bitcoins as investors claim they are being 'shunned'
Jörg von Minckwitz Bitwala https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/latest-germany-court-ruling-brings-bitcoins-regulatory-classification-into-question-again/ In relation to this entire matter, Bitwala Head, Jörg von Minckwitz, said that for countries affiliated with the EU, a uniform legislation regarding Bitcoin is much needed. Not only that, he also added: 25 Oct 18 Bitcoin Exchange Guide News Team Latest Germany Court Ruling Brings Bitcoin’s Regulatory Classification Into Question Again
Jörg von Minckwitz Bitwala https://hawthorncaller.com/bitwala-partners-with-visa-backed-solaris-on-blockchain-bank-account/ “We are very proud to partner with solarisBank as we launch our new product. Their technical services and regulatory umbrella enable Bitwala to be fully compliant with German banking requirements while offering a reliable user experience,” Jörg von Minckwitz, president of Bitwala, said in a statement. 12 Nov 18 Caroline Biscotti Bitwala Partners With Visa-Backed Solaris on Blockchain Bank Account
Daniel Scott Bizinsure https://leadersedgemagazine.com/articles/%202016/02/a-lot-of-room-to-grow Scott nonetheless makes a bold prediction. “Within three to five years,” he says, “we want to have 250,000 customers.” 16 Jan 18 Russ Banham A Lot of Room to Grow
Daniel Scott Bizinsure https://www.verdict.co.uk/coincorner-ceo-bitcoin-price-drop/ Scott said: “Many have been speculating that this week’s Bitcoin price drop was due to the news that Goldman Sachs would be ditching its cryptocurrency trading plans. 07 Sep 18 Luke Christou CoinCorner CEO: “Goldman Sachs didn’t cause Bitcoin price drop”
Jeff Garzik Bloq https://cryptonomist.ch/it/2018/11/19/jeff-garzik-teoria-identita-satoshi-nakamoto/ Sulla vera identità di Satoshi Nakamoto vengono periodicamente espresse nuove ipotesi, ma quella proposta da Jeff Garzik su Bloomberg è differente dalle altre proprio perché proposta da uno degli sviluppatori storici di Bitcoin Core, ovvero il principale software al mondo per gestire un nodo Bitcoin. Durante l’intervista, Garzik ha dichiarato di aver iniziato a scrivere codice software per Bitcoin dopo aver letto un post su slashdot nel luglio del 2010. All’epoca Bitcoin esisteva solo da circa un anno e mezzo e Satoshi era ancora attivo. Nel giro di breve tempo, Garzik divenne il terzo più grande coder di Bitcoin, dopo Satoshi stesso e Gavin Andresen, e rimase in questa posizione fino al 2014. 19 Nov 18 Marco Cavicchioli Jeff Garzik, una nuova teoria sull’identità di Satoshi Nakamoto
Jeff Garzik Bloq https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=es-419&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fes.cointelegraph.com%2Fnews%2Fbitcoin-trailblazer-jeff-garzik-says-bitcoin-unquestionably-a-success-as-store-of-value&edit-text=&act=url The Bitcoin pioneer ( BTC ), Jeff Garzik , has said that although the main cryptocurrency has not become a means of payment as he had foreseen, it is still "undoubtedly a success" as a store of value, in an interview with Bloomberg on November 9. Speaking shortly after the tenth anniversary of Bitcoin, Garzik - reportedly the "third largest contributor" to the Bitcoin code and one of the main contributors to the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto - told the publication: "It has not evolved in the direction of high-volume payments, which is something we thought of in the early days: getting traders to accept Bitcoins, but on the side of value reserve it's certainly a success." 09 Nov 18 Marie Huillet Bitcoin pioneer Jeff Garzik says Bitcoin is "Unquestionably successful" as a store of value
Yezune Choi BOScoin https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boscoin-announces-reverse-ico-partner-program-for-companies-preparing-reverse-icos-300669306.html CEO - Yezune Choi, Legal Entity Name- BlockchainOS), "a finance blockchain project to hack capitalism in the most capitalist way", is taking a problem from Project Financing -- high financial fees -- and providing a solution: A new financing methodology based on three alternatives for the Age of Blockchain -- credit creation through participation, global finance through collective intelligence, and the commonization of assets.BOScoin is developing "BOSNet", a blockchain based mainnet for Public Financing. Furthermore, in order to discover and nurture reverse ICO corporations who want to run financing projects on BOSNet, BOScoin announced the "Reverse ICO Partner Program."Companies can apply to BOScoin's "Reverse ICO Partner Program". Applicants are judged by and selected as partners according to their business models. Partner companies who successfully raise 500 million KRW (approximately $0.45 million) in the pre-ICO stage will be funded an additional 500 million KRW, bringing the total early capital to one billion KRW. The partners will be given technical consultations and blockchain technological support in order to facilitate the ICO process. After the ICO, business can be conducted on the BOScoin mainnet, and additional capital funded through public financing. 20 Jun 18 NEWS PROVIDED BY BOScoin "Reverse ICO Partner Program" For Companies Preparing Reverse ICOs
Yezune Choi BOScoin http://m.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20180724000754 In just nine minutes, BlockchainOS, the company behind BOScoin, raised 15.7 billion won (US$13.81 million) by selling 500 million tokens. Such a feat, according to its CEO Yezune Choi, is attributed to people’s interest in the firm’s mission to solve costly, inefficient financing through blockchain technology. “We have been communicating with our members for a long time through meetups and events prior to the ICO, to share our vision in this industry. I think many people identified with our mission.”“Through our platform, we want financing to be easily accessible for companies and people. And we want to build a community around that,” he said. “Project financing is often expensive, due to high fees. But public financing is cheaper and allows many people to take part. Our goal is to hack capitalism in the most capitalistic way.” BlockchainOS in June launched the “Reverse ICO Partner Program,” looking for companies that want to run financing projects on BOSNet. Under the program, the companies can raise capital with both technical consultation and financial backing from BlockchainOS. For instance, if a firm raises 500 million won in the pre-ICO stage, BOScoin will match it with 500 million won. Once the firm completes an ICO, it can raise additional funding on the BOSNet, through public financing. 24 Jul 18 Ahn Sung-mi BOScoin out to change the financing world
Steven Mendel Bought By Many https://borsen.dk/opinion/blogs/view/17/5065/taberstrategi_at_gare_teknologi_til_medarbejdernes_baddel.html Man kan godt blive fyldt op af AI, machine learning, social media algoritmer, open APIs, platforms, bots, instant everything, blockchain, apps, smart contracts, telematics, IoT og data, data, data, når man tilbringer to dage med show and tell-sessions fra mere end 50 insurtech-virksomheder ved DIA Amsterdam. Derfor var det også befriende, da en af verdens mest indflydelsesrige insurtech-iværksættere, Steven Mendel, adm. direktør og medstifter af Bought By Many, trådte op på scenen og trak mennesker – og dyr – ud af den teknologiske hype. Teknologien skal komplementere og frisætte mennesker, ikke substituere dem og gøre dem overflødige, og med medstifter af PayPal, Peter Thiels ord "The most valuable businesses of coming decades will be built by entrepreneurs who seek to empower people rather than try to make them obsolete" som indledning, fortalte Steven Mendel, hvordan man opbygger en forsikringsforretning, der gør netop det. 21 May 18 Susanne Møllegaard Teknologien skal menneskeliggøre ikke overflødiggøre
Steven Mendel Bought By Many https://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-startups-in-london-2018 High living costs (and Brexit) remain a challenge, but London's startup scene is still booming.. Even with Britain’s exit from the European Union approaching fast, London is booming. The capital’s startups brought in £2.45 billion in venture funding in 2017 – the most of any city in Europe. And local standouts Revolut, Improbable and Deliveroo all reached $1 billion valuations in the last year. “The money is still flowing – that’s a good vote of confidence,” says Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates. The fintech sector is the capital’s key strength, but there’s diversity, too. “Cyber, software-as-a-service [SaaS], AI, deep tech. Most cities have one or two specialities. People look at London and say, ‘Wow, it’s not just one or two, it’s multiple verticals,’” says Shaw. Bought By Many Launched by Steven Mendel and Guy Farley in 2012 as a kind of Groupon for insurance – gathering large groups of individuals with specific needs to barter better coverage – Bought By Many launched its own products in 2017: pet insurance and travel coverage for those with serious medical conditions. Its customer numbers have rocketed – it now has nearly 500,000 members, with plans for more products in the near future. boughtbymany.com 28 Aug 18 OLIVER FRANKLIN-WALLIS The hottest startups in London
Brendan Eich Brave https://thenewstack.io/brendan-eich-on-creating-javascript-in-10-days-and-what-hed-do-differently-today/ Millions of developers use a programming language today that was created in just 10 days during the hustle and bustle of the dotcom boom. JavaScript creator Brendan Eich revisited the roots of his language in some newly-released online videos, and explained how all the seeds he planted in 1995 are now finally coming to fruition.The whole tech industry was already scrambling to catch up with the surprising popularity of the internet. “Back then, the pace of Web innovation was furious, with Microsoft suddenly making the Internet the focus of its Windows 95 operating system release in response to Netscape’s emerging browser and server products.” 26 Aug 18 David Cassel On Creating JavaScript in 10 Days, and What He’d Do Differently Today
Brendan Eich Brave https://www.infoworld.com/article/3294999/javascript/interview-brendan-eich-on-javascripts-blessing-and-curse.html readily admits to JavaScript’s flaws and talks frankly about what he might have done better, while touching on JavaScript’s improvements over its 23-year lifespan..Being the creator of JavaScript has been a blessing and a curse for Brendan Eich. On the one hand, JavaScript has the distinction of being the most popular programming language in the world. On the other, no language has been the target of more snark. In this lively interview with IDG’s Eric Knorr, Eich readily admits to JavaScript’s flaws and talks frankly about what he might have done better, while touching on JavaScript’s improvements over its 23-year lifespan. Warts and all, JavaScript has indeed become “the assembly language of the web.”The initiative that most inspires Eich today is his open source Brave Browser, which blocks ads and trackers and introduces an automated micropayment scheme as a means of paying for web content valuable to the user. Not just another ad-blocking play, Brave offers a provocative solution to the broken business model for web content. Eich discusses this and much more in this wide-ranging interview. 17 Aug 18 Eric Knorr Brendan Eich on JavaScript’s blessing and curse
Bob Sheehy Bright Health https://www.apnews.com/0b38d58d257478ebd85e15c1b0a2b0be Bright Health provides quality health insurance for everyday individuals at competitive prices. Through its exclusive Care Partner Health Plans in local communities, Bright Health is reshaping how people and providers achieve better health together by making healthcare simpler, more affordable and personal. Bright Health currently offers a range of individual, family and Medicare Advantage plans in Colorado, Arizona, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio and New York City via its website, call center, broker partners and through government websites as well as public health insurance exchanges. Bright Health co-founders include Bob Sheehy, former CEO of UnitedHealthcare; Kyle Rolfing, co-founder and former CEO of Definity Health and RedBrick Health; and Tom Valdivia, MD, MS, former chief health consumer officer of Definity Health. 31 Oct 18 Inovalon Holdings, Inc. Bright Health Selects the Inovalon ONE® Platform
Bob Sheehy Bright Health https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180208005844/en/HLTH-Reaches-250-High-Profile-Executive-Speakers-Representing the groundbreaking new conference for healthcare innovation, today announced it has cleared a major milestone, by securing 250 senior executive speakers and 75 sponsors. These include executives and companies across the health ecosystem, spanning from leading health systems to early-stage startups. “Employers play a key role in helping shape the future of healthcare in America, and we’re excited to create a forum for these organizations to share insights and ignite the transformation necessary to reduce costs and improve health outcomes.” 08 Feb 18 Eastern Standard Time HLTH Reaches 250 High-Profile Executive Speakers Representing the Entire Healthcare Ecosystem
Jeremy Allaire Circle https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201811191069942054-physical-money-national-crypto/ Speaking at a conference in Singapore, it was pointed out that central banks should consider issuing digital currencies, as the measure could make digital currency transactions safer. In comments to Sputnik, Jeremy Allaire, CEO and founder of the digital currency company Circle and chairman of Brightcove's board of directors, has expressed his firm belief that all fiduciary currencies will become digital. 19 Nov 18 Christine Lagarde Physical Currencies Naturally Evolve Into National Crypto - Strategist
Vivek Garipalli Clover Health https://www.theringer.com/2018/9/13/17854286/vivek-garipalli-on-power-of-taking-risks Dave Chang, along with the co-founder and CEO of Clover Health, Vivek Garipalli, are gathered to talk about how he beat those who underestimated him (16:56), the risk of taking risks when you're young (20:12) and which Teaching has left him the fact of buying a hospital and entering the health business (36:07). 13 Sep 18 el show de Dave Chang the Power of Taking Risks
Vivek Garipalli Clover Health https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-01/alphabet-backed-startup-clover-health-posts-22-million-loss-in-2017 Vivek Garipalli, co-founder and executive director of Clover, spoke about the lack of preparation in which the company was found so it was not ready for sierto precedence. 01 Mar 18 Lizette Chapman Clover Health publishes a loss
Brian Armstrong Coinbase https://blockonomi.com/brian-armstrong-profile/ An article that features Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong. 09 Apr 18 Priyeshu Garg Crypto Profiles: Brian Armstrong, The Founder of Coinbase
Brian Armstrong Coinbase https://www.wired.com/2014/03/what-is-bitcoin/ An article that talks about Brian Armstrong and Coinbase's role in bitcoin adoption. 26 Mar 14 Wired The Fierce Battle For The Soul Of Bitcoin
Toshihiko Katsuya Coincheck https://www.criptonoticias.com/mercado-cambiario/ceo-monex-confirma-compra-coincheck-pide-regulaciones-estrictas-criptomercado/ The Director of Operations of Monex, Toshihiko Katsuya, will soon announce his new position as president of Coincheck. 20 Apr 18 Javier Bastardo CEO OF MONEX CONFIRMS PURCHASE OF COINCHECK
Toshihiko Katsuya Coincheck https://www.coindesk.com/monex-ceo-closer-crypto-exchange-oversight-common-sense Monex affirmed the new acquisition on April 6, and announced that it would acquire 100 percent of Coincheck and exchange its president for the senior executive director of Monex, Toshihiko Katsuya. 23 Apr 18 David Floyd CEO of Monex: a 'common sense'
Collin Vine Colony https://money.cnn.com/2015/08/11/technology/zirtual-shut-down/index.html An e-mail from Zirtual co-founder Collin Vine presented the "good news" of the acquisition to employees. But according to Caitlin (a former employee who asked that her last name be kept private), the sentiment from employees has been "total outrage." 11 Aug 15 Sara Ashley O'Brien Startup that laid off 400 employees gets second chance
Sebastian Valin ComparaOnline https://www.fayerwayer.com/2013/09/invierten-usd11-millones-en-comparaonline/ "Escalating our startup has led us to face great challenges in the technological field, and for that, we need a creative team, capable of experimenting and creating first-class solutions," explains Sebastián Valin, founder and CEO of ComparaOnline.com 04 Sep 13 CONY STURM ComparaOnline closes a new round of investment for USD $ 11 million
Sebastian Valin ComparaOnline https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/ciencia-y-tecnologia/moviles-y-computacion/2018/02/26/emprendedores-chilenos-de-tecnologia-hablaran-de-sus-experiencias-en-webprendedor-2018.shtml On March 24, the Webprendedor conference will be held at the Gabriela Mistral cultural center between 09:00 and 18:00. Among the speakers is: Sebastián Valin (CEO ComparaOnline) 26 Feb 18 Camilo Suazo Chilean technology entrepreneurs will talk about their experiences in Webprendedor 2018
Yoni Assouline ConnectJob https://medium.com/@connectjob_/introducing-connectjob-ceo-yoni-assouline-cb0cec737988 “Machine are rapidly replacing humans” says Yoni Assouline, co-founder and CEO of ConnectJob, “and they are getting the job done cheaply” 02 Jan 18 connectjob_io Introducing ConnectJob CEO: Yoni Assouline
Yoni Assouline ConnectJob https://www.ere.net/connectjob-scam/ In another Medium post, just three month’s later, CEO Yoni Assouline wrote about the company’s demise. He highlighted a crypto crash and bad partnerships. “As any project we have been fighting against adversity, the infernal downfall of the crypto, more than 70 percent from our highest value vs. Etherum and the loss of large institutional investors was the main issues … We know that we still have a hard work in front of us, but we are determined to be successful in our common project.” 12 Oct 18 Joel Cheesman ConnectJob.io Is Looking a Lot Like a Crypto-Scam
Tariq Hilaly Lumity https://www.mobihealthnews.com/content/benefits-software-maker-lumity-raises-19m Lumity, una compañía de software de beneficios para empleados con sede en San Mateo, ha recaudado $ 19 millones en una nueva ronda dirigida por DFJ. Social + Capital Partnership y True Ventures, ambos inversionistas anteriores, también contribuyeron a la ronda, lo que eleva la financiación total de Lumity a $ 33 millones. 23 Aug 17 Jonah Comstock Benefit software maker Lumity raises $ 19M
Boaz Bechar BTC.com https://www.newsbtc.com/2015/07/26/exclusive-newsbtc-interviews-blocktrail-boaz/ s one of the leading Bitcoin API developers. We at NewsBTC spoke to Boaz Bechar, the CEO of BlockTrail. We threw a few questions at him and guess what, he threw back some responses (pretty good ones too). Read further to know how the interview went. NewsBTC: Let’s start with BlockTrail, Can you tell us more about it? Boaz: BlockTrail is known for developers API. It is an interface structure which comes with wallet functionality, advanced bitcoin features, multisignature security and HD wallet. It is one of the most advanced APIs out there. Another popular product of ours is the BlockExplorer. It is used by lot of services in the industry to show users the status of transactions. Apart from these services, we have lot of individual users who use BlockExplorer as well. 26 Jul 15 GAUTHAM NewsBTC Interviews BlockTrail’s Boaz Bechar
Boaz Bechar BTC.com https://smartereum.com/35219/btc-com-to-host-europes-first-bitcoin-cash-bch-hackathon-interview-with-boaz-bechar-director-of-btc-com-at-bitmain/ one of the biggest brands in the cryptocurrency space, will host a Bitcoin Cash Hackathon in Amsterdam next month, one of the first major event of its kind on the continent.two weeks before BCH’s scheduled network upgrade. The hackathon also coincides with continued developer support for Wormhole, the new and innovative BCH smart contract protocol.Boaz Bechar, the Director of BTC.com at Bitmain, recently spoke with Salih Sarikaya, Editor in Chief of Smartereum. During the interview, Bechar explained the purpose and plans for the upcoming Hackathon. 27 Sep 18 Salih SARIKAYA Interview with Boaz Bechar, Director of BTC.com at Bitmain
Chini Krishnan Array Health https://www.cnbc.com/2015/04/16/could-these-guys-help-save-obamacare-from-the-supreme-court.html The online health insurance brokerage GetInsured this week revealed it is offering to help states create their own Obamacare marketplace in just 60 days—for very little, if any, upfront costs. "The marketplace opportunity we have is very strong regardless of King v. Burwell." says ceo of Getlnsured, chini Krishnan 16 Apr 15 Dan Mangan Could these guys help save Obamacare from the Supreme Court?
Nick Marsh InMyBag http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2017/11/nick-marsh-ceo-of-chopt Nick Marsh graduated from the University with a degree in history, the long-time entrepreneur is the CEO of Chop't Creative Salad Company. 29 Nov 17 Nina Sheridan Nick Marsh was also CEO of Chop't
Becky Downing Buzzmove https://www.insurancetimes.co.uk/buzzvault-founder-and-ceo-becky-downing-qanda-worlds-first-asset-vault-built-on-the-blockchain/1426544.article Becky Downing speaks on the Q3 2018 launch of Buzzvault, designed to empower householders through the creation of their own secure vault of digitised home contents data. 14 Mar 18 Savan Shah Buzzvault Founder & CEO Becky Downing Q&A: World’s first asset vault built on the blockchain
Risto Rossar Insly https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/el-cofundador-de-black-insurance-habla-de-la-asociacion-con-fineqia-880437157.html The co-founder of Black Insurance Risto Rossar talks about the company's vision on blockchain in insurance, and the partnership with Fineqia. 09 Nov 18 POINT ROBERTS The co-founder of Black Insurance talks about the partnership with Fineqia
Adam Kaleb Ernest Follow My Vote https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/follow-my-vote-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-for-verifiable-open-source-blockchain-voting-software-making-voting-honest-and-convenient-for-all-300251964.html Follow My Vote is solving this voting crisis with innovative technologies. A voting platform that can gain transparency into elections, without compromising voter privacy, will ensure that election results are accurate. I have poured my life savings into Follow My Vote. When that wasn't enough, I cashed out my 401K and maxed out my credit cards. We are so close to making history, I can feel it in my bones. I am confident that my fellow Millennials will find it in their hearts to fund this campaign, so that we can get the job done. Adam Kaleb Ernest, Co-founder and CEO at Follow My Vote 14 Apr 16 pr newswire Follow My Vote Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Verifiable Open-Source Blockchain Voting Software
Tim Kunde Friendsurance https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2018/01/16/477235.htm Friendsurance formed a partnership designed to make customers simpler, more transparent and convenient to meet their insurance needs. The goal is to become the main digital bank of our customers. Many of them want a reliable platform where they can efficiently manage all their financial needs and where they can obtain products that go beyond what traditional banking services offer. This cooperation helps us to raise customer satisfaction levels and inspire greater loyalty from our banking clients. And we're opening up to new target groups with Internet knowledge, "explained Tim Kunde, managing partner and co-founder of Friendsurance. 16 Jan 18 Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank creates a bancassurance partnership with Digital Broker Friendsurance
Tim Kunde Friendsurance https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.procontra-online.de%2Fartikel%2Fdate%2F2018%2F06%2Ffriendsurance-kooperiert-mit-ottonova%2F The digital health insurance ottonova and the online broker friendsurance cooperate. The tariffs of the health insurer can now also be completed via friendsurance 14 Jun 18 Michael Fiedler Friendsurance cooperates with ottonova
Steve Beauregard GoCoin https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-nexus-embassy-appoints-advisory-committee-member-steve-beauregard-300647451.html The Nexus Embassy is excited to announce the appointment of its first advisory committee member, Steve Beauregard who currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer for Bloq. Steve is a serial entrepreneur, disrupter and investor with a keen eye for emerging technologies and the business instincts to position companies in the sweet spot of each new tech wave. Steve's organization, Bloq, helps deliver enterprise grade blockchain technology to leading companies worldwide. 14 May 18 Pr newswire The Nexus Embassy Appoints Advisory Committee Member, Steve Beauregard
Steve Beauregard GoCoin https://www.insblogs.com/business-risks/not-money-interested-bitcoin/5703 Bitcoin hit many business users’ radar screens in a quadrant labelled Don’t even think about it. It looked like a complex product, developed by geeks, that served the interests of international criminals. It is dependent on technology and the willingness of the participants to accept the virtual currency in exchange for goods and services. The value is that the direct connection bypasses intermediaries (read: Banks) and attendant charges. But, so far, this is not driving mass acceptance. According to Steve Beauregard, CEO of payment platform developer, GoCoin, merchants have been widely disappointed by the number of transactions they see in bitcoin. 13 Jul 15 atrick Vice If it’s not about the money, why should you be interested in bitcoin?
Krishna Kumar AppOrchid https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15611412.htm App Orchid, Inc., has joined the list of Red Herring’s Top 100 winners which recognize North America’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies. Is are honored to join the companies recognized on this prestigious list. At App Orchid, we believe that employee knowledge and hidden data hold the keys to unlocking the future success of an organization. Our dynamic, easy to use apps combine Artificial Intelligence, Tribal Knowledge and the Internet of Things to keep employees safe on the job, minimize risk, and allow companies to operate smarter and faster. 22 Jan 19 PRWEB App Orchid, Inc. Chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner
Krishna Kumar AppOrchid https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/demand-for-digital-talent-fills-up-tech-classrooms/articleshow/66456565.cms “Companies are putting a premium on digital skills. For them, recruiting freshers is a big challenge because our engineering colleges are not equipping candidates with the right set of skills for roles such as data analysts, data science engineers and machine-learning engineers,” said Hari Krishnan Nair, cofounder of Great Learning, which offers digital courses in analytics and big data. 01 Nov 18 Ayan Pramanik, Demand for digital talent fills up tech classrooms
Joshua Reeves Gusto https://www.businessinsider.com/gusto-tech-exec-drove-across-america-2017-5#reeves-got-the-idea-for-a-road-trip-when-he-ran-an-experiment-inspired-by-the-reality-tv-show-undercover-boss-over-a-few-months-he-shadowed-members-of-each-of-the-37-teams-at-gusto-and-learned-their-job-he-wanted-to-know-his-customers-as-well-as-his-employees-3 An article in which Joshua Reevez co-founder and CEO of the company gusto, planned a trip to eleven cities and ten states where taste customers live the company rented a Winnebago for $4000.00 and equipment with a temporary wrapper for the vehicle 23 May 17 Melia Robinson Joshua Reevez co-founder and CEO of Gusto Company, planned a 4000-mile journey across America
Dinis Guarda Humaniq https://cointelegraph.com/news/humaniq-project-collected-15-mln-in-first-hours-of-ico The CEO and Director of Strategy of Humaniq, Dinis Guarda, has made known his opinion, in which I comment the following: 07 Apr 17 Autor invitado Humaniq project
Dinis Guarda Humaniq https://aithority.com/technology/blockchain/london-conference-to-highlight-present-and-future-of-blockchain-and-ai/ The ceo of keybox, David White has been associated with Dinis Guarda, who has always been at the vanguard of fourth industrial revolution technologies such as: AI and Blockchain 03 Oct 18 AIT News Desk London Conference to Highlight “Present and Future of Blockchain and AI”
Nick Armstrong Identitii https://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/nine-australian-fintechs-recognised-world-leaders-next-tech-giants-stripe-xero-square/ Nick Armstrong the co-founder of one of the companies that is among the most important in the industry 25 Oct 16 DINUSHI DIAS The stars fintech
Fleur Dujardin Inshared https://www.emerce.nl/wire/fleur-dujardin-nieuwe-directievoorzitter-inshared Fleur Dujardin has been named chairman of the board of InShared. Together with CFO Marcel Viester, she forms the new InShared administration. 14 Jul 16 Inshared Fleur Dujardin new president of the InShared council.
Emmanuelle Mury Inspeer https://www.argusdelassurance.com/gestion-des-risques/quels-risques-pour-les-plateformes-d-assurance-collaborative.106272 With the company founded by Emmanuel Mury, clients set a certain amount of reciprocal commitment with their families and only pay it in case of an accident. 22 Apr 16 HAUDE-MARIE THOMAS collaborative insurance platforms
Emmanuelle Mury Inspeer https://www.tesla-mag.com/inspeer-premiere-assurance-dediee-aux-vehicules-electriques/ I want to offer an innovative generation of insurance, with a simple principle: if my insured have few claims, I will return part of their contribution. 21 Jul 17 Olivier Müller Entrevista a Emmanuelle Mury, cofundadora
Ted Devine Insureon https://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-insureon-layoffs-bsi-20160617-story.html CEO Ted Devine said that all job cuts were full-time, and that seven affected employees had been in the Chicago office. One of those employees was in a customer-oriented production role, while the rest were in service positions, which handled billing problems and other tasks. 17 Jun 16 Amina elahi Insureon online insurance company reduces 8 percent of staff
Ted Devine Insureon https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2016/12/06/433788.htm "It's impossible to eat in the office and not see hockey, that's for sure, it's everywhere," said Insureon CEO Ted Devine. 06 Dec 16 Stephanie K. Jones CEO of Insureon
Chad Nitschke Insure.VC https://madison.com/ct/business/technology/bunker-an-insurance-industry-startup-spans-silicon-valley-and-madison/article_454d3cab-b1d2-5559-97cc-576daf20c545.html At the time that technology entrepreneur Chad Nitschke made the decision to base the workforce of his startup Bunker in Madison in San Francisco, it was taken as a rare move among some of his colleagues in Silicon Valley. 17 Apr 18 Erik Lorenzsonn startup of the insurance industry
Chad Nitschke Insure.VC https://www.forbes.com/sites/elainepofeldt/2017/09/30/how-a-san-francisco-startup-is-bringing-yes-excitement-to-small-business-insurance/#41e17488268b "Unfortunately, many insurance companies have not followed the change in the future of work," said insurance industry expert Chad Nitschke. 30 Sep 17 Elaine Pofeldt Entrepreneurship in San Francisco
Snejina Zacharia Insurify https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/counties/harrison-county/article211664989.html "Military service is a custom that means the best of the United States," Insurify CEO Snejina Zacharia said in a press interview on Tuesday. 22 May 18 ROBIN FITZGERALD most patriotic city in Mississippi
Snejina Zacharia Insurify https://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-news-west-hartford-insurify-educated-award-20180718-story.html "The United States in general, educational success is an important factor in determining the progress of a local economy," said CEO Surejina Zacharia of Insurify. 19 Jul 18 Alison Kuznitz
Chris Giglio Insurity https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2017/07/10/457143.htm Chris Giglio was appointed as executive director, to start his new position immediately 10 Jul 17 LS Howard new executive director
Chris Giglio Insurity https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/breaking-news/valen-analytics-taps-company-veteran-as-president-98203.aspx CEO of Insurity. "I believe that Valen can be more successful as a sole examiner for insurers and as an important component of Insurity's portfolio of solutions." 18 Apr 18 Ryan Smith veteran of the company as president
Narigamba Mwinsuubo Bitland Global https://cointelegraph.com/news/time-magazine-includes-blockchain-startup-in-its-50-genius-companies-2018-list Cointelegraph previously broke the news, Bitland, founded by the native of Ghana, Narigamba Mwinsuubo, uses blockchain to register local lands. Bitland collaborates with local authorities to help register property rights in a decentralized and immutable format. 05 Oct 18 Ana berman Land registry
Narigamba Mwinsuubo Bitland Global https://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-landrights-blockchain/african-startups-bet-on-blockchain-to-tackle-land-fraud-idUSKCN1G00YK "We are looking to map all of Ghana," said Narigamba Mwinsuubo, founder of Bitland. 16 Feb 18 Kevin Mwanza African startups
Sergey Nazarov SmartContract https://zycrypto.com/three-ways-the-identity-of-satoshi-nakamoto-will-significantly-influence-the-crypto-market/ The biggest mystery in the world of cryptocurrency for the longest time yet has unarguably been the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto being that he is the creator of the first and the most valued cryptocurrency by market capitalization. However, till this day, many are still chasing their curiosity, navigating through every means possible to unveil the identity of the genius behind this mind-blowing technology. 07 Feb 19 Adrian Klent Three ways the Identity of Satoshi Nakamoto will Significantly Influence the Crypto Market
Jed McCaleb Stellar https://www.coindesk.com/stellar-founder-jed-mccaleb-new-protocol/ An article that talks about Stellar co-founder Jed McCaleb. 14 Apr 15 Stan Higgins Jed McCaleb Talks Stellar's New Protocol for Consensus
Jed McCaleb Stellar https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/stellar-s-jed-mccaleb-what-s-new-on-the-upgraded-stellar-network-1452109082/ A guest post by Jed McCaleb, co-founder and CTO of Stellar.org. 06 Jan 16 Bitcoin Magazine Stellar's Jed McCaleb: What's New on the Upgraded Stellar Network
Jeff Koyen 360 Blockchain Inc. https://investingnews.com/daily/tech-investing/fintech-investing/360-blockchain-jeff-koyen-talks-cryptocurrencies-modern-wall-street-tv/ Jeff Koyen was interviewed by Modern Wall Street TV regarding topics like bitcoin, cryptocurrency myths and alternative cryptocurrencies. In the interview, Koyen debunked some of the popular myths associated with cryptocurrencies, addressed the regulatory concerns around cryptocurrencies and the role of social media in the cryptocurrency market. Koyen also discussed alternative cryptocurrencies that are launched with specific tasks in mind, which traditionally trade in the opposite direction to bitcoin. 09 Jan 18 Alison Cameron 360 Blockchain Jeff Koyen Talks Cryptocurrencies on Modern Wall Street TV
Jeff Koyen 360 Blockchain Inc. https://www.forbes.com/sites/cbovaird/2018/03/09/bitcoin-is-not-out-of-the-woods-yet/#9f0dc511bee8 Bitcoin prices have had a rough week, but things may get better before they get worse. The world's largest digital currency has fallen close to 20% over the last seven days, pushing lower as they struggle with several bearish factors. More than $1 billion worth of additional Bitcoin should be sold over the next few months, he stressed. Flooding the digital currency markets with this Bitcoin will "tank the market," said Jeff Koyen, CEO of 360 Blockchain USA. 09 Mar 18 Charles Bovaird Bitcoin Is Not Out Of The Woods Yet
Christopher Fernandez Block Gemini Technologies http://www.tradearabia.com/news/BANK_346856.html Blockchain will be a key issue at the third annual Fintech Summit. The adoption of Blockchain is accelerating globally and is scheduled to become an integral part of technology solutions and business processes. Commenting on the Middle East outlook, Christopher Fernandez, CEO and co-founder of Block Gemini said: "Blockchain will play a key role in the success of financial companies in the near future.The global banking sector will save up to $ 20 billion for 2022 through the implementation of blockchain. 28 Oct 18 Servicio de Noticias de TradeArabia Blockchain for the fintech Dubai Summit
Christopher Fernandez Block Gemini Technologies https://www.unlock-bc.com/news/2018-06-26/blockgemini-ceo-more-than-40-blockchain-projects-in-gcc Christopher Fernández, to talk about his projects in the MENA region. Block Gemini is a Blockchain solution and consulting provider based in Dubai. I do not fear cryptocurrencies or chips, I started to explore and invest personally in cryptocurrencies. In early 2017, I decided to create Block Gemini to further develop the Blockchain ecosystem. Today we have more than 100 employees and 7 offices in the United Arab Emirates. We are implementing a large number of Blockchain solutions in the UAE and the supply chain management solution with TriStar, an external provider of logistics solutions hired by United Nations and EPPCO lubricants. 26 Jun 18 Lara Abdul Malak More than 40 Blockchain projects in GCC
Marcus Ryu Guidewire Software https://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2017/11/05/marcus-ryu-and-silicon-valleys-self-suffocating-disdain-for-lower-taxes/#7d1ac11d1847 an article where Marcus Ryu explains about the recently written opinion for the New York Times. 05 Nov 17 John Tamny Marcus Ryu and self-suffocating contempt
Dennis Just Knip https://www.financemagnates.com/executives/moves/knips-ceo-dennis-just-relinquish-role-following-buyout-komparu/ The Swiss fintech scene is primed for a shakeup this week with one of the space’s key players finding himself out of work. Knip, a Swiss digital insurance fintech firm, will be undergoing a merger with Komparu, a Netherlands-based technology firm – the move will see Knip’s founder and CEO Dennis Just be the odd man out in the newly combined entity, Digital Insurance Group (DIG). 30 Jun 17 Jeff Patterson Knip’s CEO Dennis Just to Relinquish Role Following Buyout by Komparu
Dennis Just Knip https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.procontra-online.de%2Fartikel%2Fdate%2F2017%2F07%2Fdennis-just-wird-bereichsleiter-online%2F Dennis Just, founder of digital broker Knip, becomes division director online at Ergo Direkt. This confirmed the company on procontra request. Only a few days ago it became known that the digital broker Knip merged with the Dutch company Komparu. Just will not be employed at the new company - but remain shareholders. 06 Jul 17 VON MICHAEL FIEDLER Dennis Just wird Bereichsleiter online
Ted Livingston Kik Interactive https://hackernoon.com/kin-is-the-nintendo-of-crypto-and-ted-livingston-is-our-miyamoto-61a2bf1168a6 An article that makes a comparison between what i think Shigeru Miyamoto and Ted Livington. He talks about the beginnings of video games and difficulties in Kik that are reinventing themselves through the launch of crypticurrencies. 31 Mar 18 Erick Martin Shigeru Miyamoto Game Developer at Nintendo, Ted Livingston CEO at Kik.
Samir Desai Funding Circle https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/business/2018/09/03/FUNDING-CIRCLE-Samir-Desai-CEO-and-co-founder_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqZgEkZX3M936N5BQK4Va8RWtT0gK_6EfZT336f62EI5U.jpg?imwidth=1400 Agroup of thirty European tech start-ups have warned that the European Union’s inconsistent and often punitive rules employee ownership rules are hindering their businesses. That’s why we, the founders and executives of Europe’s leading tech businesses, now urge policymakers to put talent at the top of their agenda. Samir Desai, co-founder of Funding Circle, Patrick Collison, co-founder of Stripe, and Markus Villig, founder of Taxify also signed the document. 28 Nov 18 Joseph Archer Inconsistent and punitive' employee ownership rules are damaging Europe's start-ups, say tech bosses
Samir Desai Funding Circle https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-07/hedge-fund-boosts-u-k-bet-with-1-3-billion-funding-circle-deal Amid warnings from politicians and central bankers of potential economic damage from Britain’s exit from the European Union, a New York investor is betting all’s well with the country’s small businesses. Funding Circle’s Chief Executive Officer Samir Desai declined to comment in an interview Friday on how much of the 1 billion pounds Deutsche Bank will provide. A spokeswoman at Deutsche Bank also declined to comment on the deal. Henrik Malmer, London-based managing director at Waterfall said small businesses in the U.K. are underserved by traditional lenders, according to the statement. 07 Dec 18 Tom Beardsworth Hedge Fund Boosts U.K. Bet With $1.3 Billion Funding Circle Deal
Dominic McCann BTL Group https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201805081064245816-blockchain-energy-sector-benefits/ BTL’s CEO Dominic McCann spoke to Sputnik reporter and columnist Suliman Mulhem about the uses of blockchain outside of the cryptocurrency sphere, outlining the key distinction between the two. 08 May 18 Suliman Mulhem Blockchain Set to Revolutionize Energy Industry, Improve Cleantech - Experts
Dominic McCann BTL Group https://investinghaven.com/momentum-stocks/4-reasons-btl-group-appointing-dominic-mccann-ceo-good-news/ Blockchain stock BTL group announced this week on October the 2nd a Leadership transition within the company. In the communication, they announced that BTL’s co-founder, Guy Halford-Thompson, stepped down from his CEO role. Replacing him is Dominic McCann, previously executive vice-president for BTL. 15 Nov 17 Taki Tsaklanos 4 Reasons why BTL Group Appointing Dominic McCann as CEO is Good News
Anant Kale AppZen https://paragmone.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/enterprise-mobile-app-for-expense-reporting/ A guest post by Appzen founder Anant Kale. 19 Mar 13 Parag Mone Enterprise Mobile App for Expense Reporting
Anant Kale AppZen https://www.webpronews.com/appzen-ai-expense-report/ AppZen has released a report, The State of AI in Business Spend, which shows that enterprise companies are only auditing 10 percent of employee expenses in expense reports submitted, which makes it very unlikely they will catch mistakes or even outright fraud. AppZen offers a solution that processes data crawled from the internet through their AI-powered algorithm to automatically identify the type of business being expensed and flagging it for human auditors. 14 Jan 19 HRProNews Companies Using AI to Identify Expense Report Fraud, Says AppZen CEO
Eddy Travia Coinsilium Group https://blocktelegraph.io/the-future-is-now-documentary-film-series-on-ai-regulation-science-covers-blockchain-at-blockshow-europe-2018/ the filming that was presented by Eddy Travia, CEO of Coinsilium Group, is in serious risk situation, Marc Bernegger, board member of Cryp to Finance AG and Bobby Lee, CEO of BTCC China, the leading bitcoin financial platform. 15 Nov 18 Jordan frances "The future is now", becomes part of the blockshow
Eddy Travia Coinsilium Group https://blocktribune.com/the-future-is-now-travels-to-berlin-for-blockchain-trade-show-video/ The group of people who were part of the film were presented to some of the more than 7000 meetings organized and talked with Eddy Travia, CEO of Coinsilium Group 11 Nov 18 Bruce Haring Blockchain trade show
Charlie Kiser Atlas Blockchain Group https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/01/14/1691259/0/en/Atlas-Blockchain-Closes-5-2MM-First-Tranche-of-Financing.html Atlas Blockchain Group Inc. Is pleased to announce, further to its news release on November 16, 2018, the close of approximately CAD$5.2 million as the first tranche of its previously announced non-brokered offering of subscription receipts of the Company at $0.17 per Subscription Receipt. Each Subscription Receipt entitles the holder to receive, upon satisfaction of certain escrow release conditions, and without payment of additional consideration, one unit in the capital of the Company . Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of Atlas (each, a Atlas Share) (pre-consolidation basis) and one Atlas Share purchase warrant (each, a Warrant) (pre-consolidation basis). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one Atlas Share at $0.34 per Atlas Share for two years following the date of issuance. 14 Jan 19 Atlas Blockchain Group Inc. Atlas Blockchain Closes $5.2MM First Tranche of Financing
Shidan Gouran Global Blockchain https://siliconangle.com/2018/12/09/blockchain-often-seen-techs-next-big-thing-struggles-get-traction/ "Nobody really elaborates anything that is carried out as a real industrial solution," said Shidan Gouran, CEO of Global Blockchain 09 Dec 18 KYT DOTSON Y PAUL GILLIN Parallels of internet
Alexander Skalabanov Intellectsoft https://www.martechadvisor.com/news/content-marketing/intellectsoft-launches-separate-unit-for-blockchain-development/ "From the Walmart store in retail sales to EY and Maersk in insurance sales, blockchain is completely changing the way companies work," says Alexander Skalabanov, CEO of Intellectsof 18 Apr 18 el mostrador de noticias de MTA Intellectsoft launches a separate unit
Charlie Lee Litecoin https://www.coindesk.com/coindesk-most-influential-2017-3-charlie-lee/ An article discussing Litecoin creator Charlie Lee. 31 Dec 17 Pete Rizzo Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #3: Charlie Lee
Tony Villa Insuresoft https://watchjudge.com/blog/interview-with-tony-villa-founder-of-deaumar-watches/ Tony Villa answers questions about his watch company Deaumar. 12 Jul 16 rob Interview with Tony Villa, founder of Deaumar Watches.
Stuart Law AssetzCapital https://www.financialthing.com/get-to-know-assetz-capital/ Assetz Capital’s team offered me the chance to come to Manchester and tour the office and have a chat with CEO Stuart Law and Senior Marketing Manager Sophie Howarth. 26 Sep 18 laurence Get To Know Assetz Capital – Office Tour + Interview with CEO Stuart Law
Stuart Law AssetzCapital https://www.p2p-banking.com/countries/uk-interview-with-stuart-law-ceo-and-co-founder-of-assetz-capital/ Assetz Capital is now the UK’s second-largest peer-to-peer business and property lender and also the second largest in Europe 02 Nov 17 wiseclerk Interview with Stuart Law, CEO and co-founder of Assetz Capital
Kyle Nakatsuji Clearcover https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/insurance/auto/think-twice-before-paying-for-accident-forgiveness/ "If you need forgiveness by accident, you'll have to pay it in some way," says Kyle Nakatsuji, executive director of the Clearcover auto insurance company, headquartered in Chicago. even with companies that do not charge for it, "the cost is commonly included in their insurance rates." 13 Nov 18 LACIE GLOVER Forgiveness is rarely free
Kyle Nakatsuji Clearcover https://www.9news.com/article/news/nation-now/why-you-should-think-twice-before-paying-for-accident-forgiveness-on-your-car-insurance/465-db47810e-1d0e-4ee6-9f53-6f16a23b9bcf Why? When charging for the use, "insurers are, in particular, charging a client for accidents that have not yet happened," explains Nakatsuji. 06 Nov 18 Lacie Glover explanation of Nakatsuji.
Ranvir Saggu BlockSure https://www.insureblocks.com/news-flash-episode-blocksure-os-goes-live-with-commercial-general-and-covea-insurance-03-08-18/ Ranvir is CEO at Blocksure – a blockchain business specifically focussing on implementing blockchain in the insurance space, and is currently focussing on Blocksure OS, which is a platform set to revolutionise the insurance industry. He is a seasoned insurance executive with over 25 years in-depth experience across various composite insurers, with hands-on experience in delivering large transformational programmes at the highest level. Ranvir and his team at Blocksure have been developing Blocksure OS for 4 years, with 2 years in concept and 2 years spent on PoC and validation. Throughout the final year they were looking for pioneering brokers to partner with in designing an innovative concept product on their new platform. 02 Aug 18 NEWS FLASH Blocksure OS Goes Live with Commercial & General and Covéa Insurance
Alejandro Cosentino Afluenta https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eleconomista.com.mx%2Fempresas%2FAfluenta-nombra-a-Marilu-Paez-como-Country-Head-en-Mexico-20180821-0051.html The financing platform between people Afluenta named Marilú Paez as its Country Head in Mexico. I am convinced that the analytical and strategic vision of Marilú will be a fundamental contribution to consolidate the presence and growth of Afluenta in the Mexican market," said Alejandro Cosentino, CEO and founder of Afluenta. 21 Aug 18 Drafting Afluenta names Marilú Paez as Country Head in Mexico
Alejandro Cosentino Afluenta https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iprofesional.com%2Ftecnologia%2F279896-afluenta-alejandro-cosentino-emprendedor-El-modelo-de-la-banca-tradicional-esta-agotado-El-CEO-de-la-primera-fintech-argentina-tiene-la-respuesta Alejandro Cosentino is the CEO of Afluenta, one of the first fintech that developed in the country when the term was not yet fashionable. In this first part of his dialogue with iProUP , the executive analyzed the six years since the founding of the company. Highlights the large number of financial innovation projects and the great role of social inclusion that are promoting from the use of technology, the availability of information and the taking of a risk that, equally, generates more profits than losses. 18 Oct 18 Andrea Catalano Alejandro Cosentino, CEO of Afluenta, revealed the reasons for the progress of these companies on banks and access to credit in Argentina
Joseph Thompson AID:Tech https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/blockchain-aidtech-irish-red-cross New charity app guarantees transparency from donor to beneficiary via blockchain. Dublin blockchain start-up Aid:Tech has partnered with the Irish Red Cross to launch a new app that could revolutionise the relationship between charity donors and beneficiaries 21 Dec 18 John Kennedy Aid:Tech and Irish Red Cross use blockchain to track charity donations
Joseph Thompson AID:Tech https://paymentweek.com/2018-6-13-blockchain-company-aidtech-secures-investment-enterprise-ireland-sginnovate/ the company that revolutionizes how governments, enterprises, and NGOs deliver digital entitlements, has announced simultaneous investments from Enterprise Ireland, and SGInnovate, at MoneyConf, Dublin, Ireland. The announcement signifies the first time both Irish and Singapore state-backed organizations have invested in a blockchain company. Founded in 2014, AID:Tech was the first company in the world to deliver international aid using blockchain technology. 13 Jun 18 Payment Week Blockchain Company, AID:Tech Secures Investment From Enterprise Ireland And SGInnovate
Joshua Goldbard MobileCoin https://www.wired.com/story/mobilecoin-cryptocurrency/ Moxie Marlinspike, is on a mission to overcome those limitations, and to create a streamlined digital currency that's private, easy-to-use, and allows for quick transactions from any device. And while it may feel like the last thing the world needs is yet another cryptocurrency, Marlinspike's track record with Signal—and the organization behind it, Open Whisper Systems—makes this a project worth watching. The currency Marlinspike has been working on as technical advisor for the last four months, alongside technologist Joshua Goldbard, is MobileCoin. The two based it on the open-source Stellar Consensus Protocols platform, an alternative payment network that underlies systems like an inter-bank payment network run by IBM in the South Pacific, and the low-fee international money transfer service Tempo in Europe. 15 Dec 17 LILY HAY NEWMAN The creatorof signal has a plan to fix Cryptocurrency.
Geraldine Gibson AQMetrics https://www.siliconrepublic.com/start-ups/aqmetrics-regtech-geraldine-gibson An article that has a Q&A with AQMetrics founder and CEO Geraldine Gibson. 27 Apr 17 Elaine Burke Q&A: Why this founder runs her international regtech start-up from Maynooth
Geraldine Gibson AQMetrics https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/aqmetrics-looks-to-double-headcount-and-raise-funds-as-it-expands-1.3366855 The company, which provide risk and regulatory reporting services across different regulatory regimes, is also exploring raising further funds later this year after securing €1 million of additional funding from existing investors last month. Established by Geraldine Gibson in Maynooth, Co Kildare, in 2012, AQMetrics raised $3.25 million (€2.64 million) from investors including Frontline Ventures, Bluff Point Associates and Enterprise Ireland in early 2016 to help it expand in the United States. The company recently tapped a number of existing investors to raise further capital as it looks to scale following the signing of a number of big contracts recently. 25 Jan 18 Charlie Taylor AQMetrics looks to double headcount and raise funds as it expands
Jihan Wu Bitmain https://ambcrypto.com/bitcoin-org-founder-worried-about-jihan-wus-disappearance-post-bitmain-ousting/ Jihan Wu, the former CEO of Bitmain, the Bitcoin mining manufacturer, has absconded from social media leaving the cryptocurrency community worried, especially the co-owner of Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk.org, known by his pseudonym Cobra. Market forces dipped the prices of cryptos to a yearly low following this split. Bitmain also demoted Jihan Wu from director to supervisor in November and in the following months, rumors regarding the resignation of the co-founders Jihan Wu and Ketuan Zhan began to float. 22 Jan 19 Aakash Athawasya Bitcoin.org founder worried about Jihan Wu’s disappearance post Bitmain ousting
Jihan Wu Bitmain https://xbt.net/blog/bitmain-ceo-jihan-wu-co-founders-and-executives-join-the-richest-people-in-china-list-2018/ Share Bitmain’s dominance in the cryptocurrency mining industry has once again come to the fore, thanks to the 2018 list of China’s richest people. According to the Hurun Research Institute, there are five new billionaires on its 2018 Hurun Rich List. Per the list, China’s wealthiest club now includes the company’s founders, CEO, and Vice President, with a reportedly combined value of nearly $9 billion. 17 Oct 18 By XBT Network Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu, Co-Founders And Executives Join The Richest People In China List (2018)
Melbourne O'Banion Bestow https://dallasinnovates.com/26-north-texas-innovators-who-are-the-future-today/ They work in fields ranging from biotech to blockchain, artificial intelligence to the internet of things. With big ideas, solid investments, and the right connections, these men and women are forging the future of tech in North Texas—and have the potential to change the world. Melbourne O’Banion CEO and Co-founder Bestow Because of his exposure to business early on—he had his first summer job at 13—Melbourne O’Banion had the confidence to become an entrepreneur right out of college. He knew that he wanted to be an owner and investor, and went on to participate in a number of startups. 06 Feb 19 DALLAS INNOVATES 26 North Texas Innovators Who Are The Future Today
Melbourne O'Banion Bestow https://www.reinsurancene.ws/bestow-partners-munich-re-develop-life-insurtech-platform/ Bestow has partnered with the U.S. life and disability reinsurance division of Munich Re, Munich American Reassurance Company, to develop new life solutions for Bestow’s on-demand life insurance platform.Technology imageThe partnership aims to leverage insurtech to redefine how the industry markets insurance through offering consumers a new way to research, buy, and manage life insurance with affordable and easy-to-understand products. Melbourne O’Banion, co-founder and CEO of Bestow, said; “life insurance is more than a financial product — it helps protect futures and builds hope. 22 Sep 17 Staff Writer Bestow partners with Munich Re to develop life insurtech platform
Patrick Gray HashChain https://bitsonline.com/currency-wars-bitcoin-bullish-interview-hashchain-patrick-gray/ An article with an exclusive interview with HashChain CEO Patrick Gray 23 Aug 18 Paul de Havilland Exclusive interview with HashChain CEO Patrick Gray
Adam Leonard BlockEx https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/blockex-institutional-grade-digital-asset-exchange-to-add-stellar-xlm-support/ The CEO of BlockEx said that offering support for the Stellar protocol was an important move for them. It would also benefit their token sales customers and white label brokerage partners. 09 Nov 18 Bitcoin Exchange Guide News Team BlockEx Institutional-Grade Digital Asset Exchange To Add Stellar (XLM) Support
Adam Leonard BlockEx https://financefeeds.com/digital-asset-platforms-new-edge-trading-technology-interview-adam-leonard-ceo-blockex/ BlockEx CEO Adam Leonard speaks to FinanceFeeds about the launch of an all new digital asset platform 16 Aug 16 Andrew Saks-McLeod Digital asset platforms are the new edge in trading technology – Interview with Adam Leonard, CEO, BlockEx
Caile Ditterich BlockGrain https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/blockgrain-computer-software-system-for-grain-supply-chain/news-story/f4cd75da505aa1602d206eb3fc26d373 Caile Ditterich said the software allowed farmers, grain brokers, trucking companies and bulk handlers to track grain from the time it left the farm until delivery to the end user, whether in Australia or overseas. whose family farm at Swan Hill, said BlockGrain was an agricultural technology company set up in 2015. said the logistics system was customised to individual farmers’ needs, allowing them to know where their grain was at all times. He said the system was built around the mobile phone for recording and inputting data. He said a truck driver taking grain from a farm would register cartage and delivery details through a phone. 16 Apr 18 PETER HEMPHILL Computer software system for grain supply chain
Luis Ivan Cuende Aragon https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.criptonoticias.com%2Faplicaciones%2Ffundador-augur-asegura-no-hay-suficientes-desarrolladores-ethereum-potenciar-escalabilidad%2F The developer of a blockchain platform for decentralized markets pointed out that work on scalability solutions is scarce in Ethereum . The decline came in a Twitter message where Krug said there are not enough developers committed to the task of improving Ethereum, address their problems and make it scale. Earlier this year, Luis Cuende, co-founder of Aragon, said he does not know any Ethereum developer who is not a millionaire , because most of the members of the Ethereum Foundation have dedicated themselves to developing other platforms and conducting ICO financing rounds . 10 Nov 17 Luis Esparragoza Founder of augur assures that there are not enough developers in Rthereum to enhance its scalability.
Luis Ivan Cuende Aragon https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fvalenciaplaza.com%2Fblockchain-la-tecnologia-que-acaba-con-los-intermediarios-y-la-burocracia The blockchain is known as the chain of blocks, an intricate technological difficult to explain and understand for a layman. It is also usual to compare it with a digital ledger that shares an entire global community. Its main virtue would be the ability to decentralize services and dispense with traditional intermediaries as they have been, until now, the notary that attests to a property or the bank that attests that you have made a transfer or that the money you deposit in the account is yours . Also the Stampery startup was born with the vocation of "sending the notaries on vacation". Stampery is a high security computer certification system for digital files and emails. Luis Iván Cuende , one of its founders, is an enthusiastic defender of the blockchain in whose opportunities he sees a whole revolution. 06 Nov 17 Ana Delgado Blockchain, la tecnología que acaba con los intermediarios y la burocracia
Harry (Harold) Lee Citrusbits https://www.tgdaily.com/technology/why-all-the-focus-on-artificial-intelligence Harry Lee, CEO at CitrusBits, a Mobile App Development company in California said:"I see the future of mobile app development thrive even more than it already is because of AI and the advancements we have experienced lately. Techniques like Deep Learning are key to solving the mysteries of creating Human-level Intelligent and smarter Apps." 26 Nov 17 Michael Manning Why all the Focus on Artificial Intelligence?
Andrey Zamovskiy Ambisafe https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogeraitken/2017/01/06/investment-guide-to-crypto-coin-offerings-rating-blockchain-startups/#103c6213121b Each year a rapidly evolving digital economy generates more cryptocurrencies and associated tools. And, in the crypto world the ICO - Initial Coin Offering - has been nothing short of a phenomenon. As for Ambisafe, whose founding team has been pioneering cryptocurrency development since 2010, founders Andrey Zamovskiy (CEO) and Anton Tovstonozhenko previously launched HolyTransaction and made contributions to other cryptocurrency projects including Tether, Expresscoin and Bitfinex amongst others. 06 Jan 17 Roger Aitken Investment Guide To 'Crypto' Coin Offerings Rating Blockchain Startups
Andrey Zamovskiy Ambisafe http://www.govtech.com/budget-finance/Bitcoins-Blockchain-Technology-Can-Make-Transactions-Faster-Cheaper-More-Secure.html Anyone interested in modern technology has heard of the digital currency called Bitcoin, even if few people understand how it works. But as Bitcoin and other digital currencies evolve, the technology that underlies them may soon spread into other transactions: trading stock, buying and selling real estate, purchasing music and much more. Still, it’s clear that entrepreneurs in the digital currency industry think blockchain applications could be much bigger than the Bitcoin currency itself, said Andrey Zamovskiy, chief executive at Ambisafe. 19 Aug 15 PARESH DAVE Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology Can Make Transactions Faster, Cheaper, More Secure
Ihor Pidruchny Applicature https://usethebitcoin.com/interview-ceo-applicature-ihor-pidruchny-proof-stake/ An Interview with Applicature CEO Ihor Pidruchny about Proof of Stake Carlos Terenzi · 22 Feb 2018 in Cryptocurrency News, Home Carlos is an international relations' analyst specializing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Since 2017, Carlos has written extensively for UseTheBitcoin and other leading cryptocurrency sites; with over 2,000 articles published. Share Tweet Reddit February 20, 2018. We got the chance to talk with the CEO of Applicature, Ihor Pidruchny. Our topic was related to Proof of Stake, its benefits, and Applicature’s future plans regarding PoS, Ethereum, and other projects. Applicature is a boutique blockchain agency with headquarters in San Francisco, California. It provides a wide range of services: the Applicature team works on projects involving the development of smart contracts, customization of blockchain solutions, technical consultancy on token sales, initial coin offerings and many more. 22 Feb 18 Carlos Terenzi An Interview with Applicature CEO Ihor Pidruchny about Proof of Stake
Ihor Pidruchny Applicature https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2018/06/25/idenitymind-and-blockchain-developer-applicature-sign-referral-agreement/ IdentityMind Global, a SaaS platform that builds, maintains and analyzes digital identities and Applicature, a blockchain development agency working on projects in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries, announced the signing of a referral agreement. Is like the innovation and great customer care that IdentityMind is offering to their clients and ours. It’s a great technology with a bright future. Ihor Pidruchny, co-founder, and CEO at Applicature 25 Jun 18 cryptoninja IdenityMind and blockchain developer Applicature sign referral agreement
Zac Prince BlockFi http://www.wfn1.com/interviews/investing/zac-prince-on-how-blockfi-is-rapidly-expanding-their-ability-to-provide-crypto-lending/ They aim to have a positive impact on the trajectory of global credit availability and the cryptoasset market.Zac’s experience includes leadership roles at multiple successful tech companies. Initially in adtech, where he was a part of two successful acquisitions, Admeld (Acquired by Google) and Sociomantic (acquired by DunnHumby). Prior to starting BlockFi, he led business development teams at Orchard Platform, a broker dealer and RIA in the online lending sector, and Zibby, an online consumer lender. He graduated Cum Laude from Texas State University with a BA in International Business and minor in Spanish. 01 Aug 18 Admin Zac Prince on how BlockFi is rapidly expanding
Akash Gaurav Auxesis Group https://www.vccircle.com/india-yet-to-see-disruptive-blockchain-innovation-says-auxesis-ceo-akash-gaurav/ An article which has an interview with Auxesis CEO Akash Gaurav. 27 Sep 17 Arti Singh and Manjoor Alam India yet to see disruptive blockchain innovation, says Auxesis CEO Akash Gaurav
Mark Højgaard Coinify https://www.gevestor.de/details/web-summit-2018-diese-startups-sollten-sie-im-blick-behalten-833536.html Mark Højgaard ist Mitgründer und CEO von Coinify. Er hat über 18 Jahre Erfahrung in den Bereichen Technologie und Zahlungssystemen. Seine Vision und sein innovatives Denken spielen immer noch eine große Rolle bei der Entwicklung des Unternehmens. 07 Nov 18 Felix Reinecke Web Summit 2018: Diese Startups sollten Sie im Blick behalten
Eyal Hertzog Bancor https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelwolfson/2018/10/23/blockchain-startups-in-israel-have-tripled-why-israel-can-become-a-leading-blockchain-nation/#49774e4773c8 Crypto-focused legislative authorities in Israel combined with the country’s strong cryptography, fintech and software industry create a unique climate for digital currency innovation to thrive. This has infused Israel’s startup nation with energy, creativity and capital as crypto companies, open-source communities and large tech firms form hubs aimed at developing and deploying world-class blockchain technology," Eyal hertzog, founder and CEO of Bancor, told me. 23 Oct 18 Rachel Wolfson Blockchain Startups In Israel Have Tripled: Why Israel Can Become A Leading Blockchain Nation
Eyal Hertzog Bancor https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-hackers-raid-israeli-cryptocurrency-platform-bancor-1001245187 Bancor was founded in 2016 by four Israeli high-tech entrepreneurs: CEO Guy Benartzi, business development manager Galia Benartzi (Guy's sister), product architect Eyal Hertzog, and CTO Yudi Levi. Bancor developed a platform for converting cryptocurrencies that enable their owners to trade or convert them quickly without any intermediary. The company says that it is a network of liquidity for digital currencies. Bancor currently operates with 60 employees from offices in the Amot Atrium Tower in Ramat Gan. 10 Jul 18 Roy Katsiri Hackers raid Israeli cryptocurrency platform Bancor
Charles Hoskinson IOHK https://coingape.com/cardano-future-looking-bright/ The founder Charles Hoskinson announced the developments that are being prepared that, according to him, are directed towards a very bright future of the ADA. 08 Dec 18 Sagar Saxena The future of Cardano looks very bright
Charles Hoskinson IOHK https://www.diariobitcoin.com/index.php/2018/12/11/iohk-lanza-plutus-y-marlowe-llegan-los-contratos-inteligentes-a-cardano/ As related to the new launches that are planned by the company, the CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, shared the following: 11 Dec 18 Shadowargel Marlowe
Nader Al-Naji Basis https://www.forbesmiddleeast.com/en/this-new-100-million-vc-fund-is-looking-to-help-crypto-startups-bridge-china-and-silicon-valley/ An overview of a new crypto-focused fund, Dragonfly Capital Partners. 16 Oct 18 Alex Konrad, Forbes Staff This New $100 Million VC Fund Is Looking To Help Crypto Startups Bridge China And Silicon Valley
Nader Al-Naji Basis https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2018/12/13/sec-rules-kill-cryptos-top-funded-startup/#66f4a3262918 Not even three Princeton honors students and $133 million could save the Basis cryptocurrency from the scrap bin of SEC rejects. But Nader Al-Naji, Intangible Labs' CEO, hasn't totally given up. In an interview with Forbes, Al-Naji explained what went wrong and how similar companies in the future could avoid his fate. 13 Dec 18 Michael del Castillo Crypto's Top Funded Startup Shutters Operations Following SEC Concerns
Jonathan Chou Bee Token https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Bitcoin-ethereum-can-pay-for-home-rentals-12526206.php Here are two conundrums that Jonathan Chou sees: Despite the hype about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, there aren’t many places to spend them. And although Airbnb, Uber and other on-demand marketplaces create wealth, much of it resides with elite investors. 26 Jan 18 Carolyn Said Bitcoin, ethereum can pay for home rentals through San Francisco startup
Jonathan Chou Bee Token https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/02/01/beetoken-ico-hacked-airbnb/ In an email conversation with TNW last week, BeeToken CEO Jonathan Chou told us that the company does not “store customers’ data in a centralized database like Airbnb.” 01 Feb 18 TNW Hackers breached BeeToken’s email list and stole $1M worth of Ethereum
Will Warren 0x https://www.forbes.com/sites/amycastor/2017/08/15/researchers-find-issues-with-0x-the-latest-etherem-based-project-aiming-to-raise-millions-in-an-ico/#7a980b5947c7 An article with comments from 0x co-founder Will Warren. 15 Aug 17 Forbes Researchers Find Issues With 0x, An Ethereum-Based Project Aiming To Raise Millions In An ICO
Will Warren 0x https://bravenewcoin.com/news/0x-price-analysis-liquidity-plagues-the-dex/ An article that talks about 0x co-founder Will Warren. 25 Feb 18 Josh Olszewicz 0x Price Analysis - Liquidity plagues the DEX
Alex Wearn Aurora https://www.techinasia.com/talk/alex-wearn-aurora-idex An article which has an interview with Aurora co-founder and CEO Alex Wearn. 27 Sep 18 Tushar Aggarwal He left Amazon to build a decentralized banking platform
Alex Wearn Aurora https://xbt.net/blog/decentralized-exchange-idex-to-implement-kyc-and-ban-sanctioned-countries/ DEX, the world’s leading decentralized exchange, is set to switch operations to include restrictions for trading in certain jurisdictions and enforce know-your-customer (KYC) requirements. Explaining the new shift, Aurora Labs CEO Alex Wearn wrote that there is a spectrum between decentralization and centralization and that user-friendly offering services meant the system or application could be subject to regulation. 05 Nov 18 XBT Network Decentralized Exchange IDEX To Implement KYC And Ban Sanctioned Countries
Yanislav Malahov aeternity https://blocktelegraph.io/liechtenstein-blockchain/ It was a chance encounter between Yanislav Malahov, CEO of æternity, and Prince Alois of Liechtenstein at a conference that attracted æternity to launch in this fairytale-like land. Back in 2016, the Prince expressed the principality’s receptivity to cryptocurrencies and encouragement for blockchain endeavors and things spiraled from there. Fast forward to the start of 2019 and Liechtenstein looks well placed for a bullish bet on its viability as a blockchain hub. 18 Dec 18 Jordan French Eight Reasons Why Liechtenstein Has Established Itself as a Blockchain Hub
Yanislav Malahov aeternity https://www.coinrivet.com/eight-reasons-why-liechtenstein-has-established-itself-as-a-blockchain-hub/ t was a chance encounter between Yanislav Malahov, CEO of æternity, and Prince Alois of Liechtenstein at a conference that attracted æternity to launch in the country. The royal family has repeatedly and publicly expressed its support for blockchain and crypto, with Prince Alois stating that cryptocurrencies are ‘something to look into more into the future.’ 23 Dec 18 Scott Thompson Eight reasons why Liechtenstein has established itself as a blockchain hub
Will Martino Kadena https://cointelegraph.com/news/jp-morgans-juno-developers-launch-private-blockchain-solution An article with comments from Kadena's Will Martino. 03 Aug 16 Shivdeep Dhaliwal JP Morgan’s Juno Developers Launch Private Blockchain Solution
Stuart Popejoy Kadena https://medium.com/kadena-io/pact-2-4-is-out-dd88a3e7ca31 An article with comments from Kadena's founder Stuart Popejoy. 04 Jun 18 Stuart Popejoy Pact 2.4 Is Out!
Stuart Popejoy Kadena http://www.popejoy.org/bio An article that features Stuart Popejoy. 17 Dec 17 Stuart Popejoy CD release show of Cochrane/Popejoy “Geologic Time” on Infrequent Seams
Stuart Popejoy Kadena https://medium.com/kadena-io/pact-2-3-8-is-out-46211c8da996 An article that has comments from Kadena founder Stuart Popejoy. 09 Apr 18 Stuart Popejoy Pact 2.3.8 is out!
Gary Bernstein CoTrader https://medium.com/@gary_bernstein/is-proof-of-work-pow-a-planetary-disease-2a326c0f982d An article that features comments from CoTrader CEO and founder Gary Bernstein. 27 Jul 18 Gary Bernestein Is Proof of Work (PoW) a planetary disease?
Gary Bernstein CoTrader https://medium.com/@gary_bernstein/cotrader-first-time-in-history-can-have-funds-managed-without-sending-them-d62809ec262f An article with comments from CoTrader CEO & Founder Gary Bernstein. 19 Jun 18 Gary Bernstein CoTrader — first time in history, investors can have funds managed without sending them
Elad Peled, Senno https://www.financemagnates.com/fintech/data/senno-ceo-listed-exchanges-end-august/ An article that features comments from Senno CEO Elad Peled. 22 Jun 18 David Kimberley Senno CEO: We Should be Listed on Exchanges by the End of August
Tim Zagar ICONOMI https://www.wired.it/economia/start-up/2018/03/14/iconomi-tim-zagar-intervista-criptovalute/?refresh_ce= After launching the first bitcoin payment processor in 2013, Tim Zagar and its affiliates focused on creating Iconomis in 2016, to meet the growing demand for people interested in investing in bitcoins and cryptocurrencies. The idea was immediately successful and received 10 million dollars in the ICO phase. In January of this year, the value was estimated at around 500 million dollars. 14 Mar 18 Victor Savevski Iconomi, the Airbnb of the crypts?
Julian Svirsky Atlant https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-laying-foundations-for-real-estate-market-experts An article that highlights execs such as ATLANT CEO Julian Svirsky. 20 Sep 17 Chrisjan Pauw Blockchain Laying Foundations for Real Estate Market: Experts
Mark Mullen Atom Bank http://uk.businessinsider.com/atom-bank-ceo-mark-mullen-on-digital-mortgages-and-plans-for-2017-2016-12 An article which has an interview with Atom Bank CEO Mark Mullen. 06 Dec 16 Oscar Williams Grut Digital challenger bank Atom launches online-only mortgages as it hits £100 million in deposits
Mark Mullen Atom Bank https://www.raconteur.net/digital-transformation/selling-disruption-to-the-c-suite-and-beyond An article which has an interview with Atom Bank CEO Mark Mullen. 02 Jul 18 Sooraj Shah Selling disruption to the C-Suite and beyond Innovate or fall behind: necessity is the mother of reinvention
Nikita Yakubovskyi Crystals https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/blockchain-fashion-week-nikita-yakubovskyi/ An article that has comments from Crystals CEO Nikita Yakubovskyi. 01 Mar 18 Nikita Yakubovskyi Blockchain Fashion Week
Mance Harmon Hedera Hashgraph https://blockchain-expo.com/global/speaker/mance-harmon/ An article in which Mance Harmon will speak at the Blockchain Expo Global at the London Olympics 26 Apr 19 blockchain expo glogal Blockchain Expo Global 2019
Neil Raymond Pacific Prime https://ipmimagazine.com/medical-health-insurance/en/insurance-industry-executive-interviews/itemlist/tag/broker An article that features comments from Pacific Prime MD Neil Raymond. 14 Apr 15 iPMI Magazine Breaking News Pacific Prime Wins Top Award From Bupa For The Third Year In A Row
Neil Raymond Pacific Prime http://jefftowson.com/2017/05/pacific-prime-ceo-neil-raymond-on-whats-next-for-health-insurance-in-china-asia/ An article that features comments from Pacific Prime CEO Neil Raymond. 24 May 17 Jeffrey Towson Pacific Prime CEO Neil Raymond on What’s Next for Health Insurance in China / Asia
Chris Danusiar Auditchain https://news.bloombergtax.com/financial-accounting/real-time-streaming-of-financials-in-first-quarter-2019 In the future, when all financial reporting moves to blockchain, a tech-savvy millennial buying a Candy Cane Frappuccino™ will be able to check Starbucks’ financial page and immediately see the company’s profits tick up a few cents. Is basically going to stream our financial statements real-time as they occur, Chris Danusiar, CEO of Auditchain GmbH, told Bloomberg Tax Dec. 12. So there’s no ‘look back a month, look back a quarter, look back a year. Danusiar made the comments on the sidelines of the American Institute of CPAs conference in Washington after a panel discussion on disruptive emerging technologies such as blockchain, which has the potential to revolutionize auditing and financial reporting. 13 Dec 18 Leslie A. Pappas Real-Time Streaming of Financials: in First Quarter 2019?
Chris Danusiar Auditchain https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/auditchain-appoints-big-four-assurance-deputy-technology-officer-chris-danusiar-as-new-ceo-300709118.html Auditchain has officially announced the appointment of Chris Danusiar as its Chief Executive Officer. Danusiar brings over 25 years of extensive experience in assurance and accounting technology, most recently as Global Assurance Deputy Technology Officer at EY. Founder and acting CEO Jason Meyers will remain a director and continue to focus on Auditchain's development and the development of the DCARPE™Alliance. As new CEO, Danusiar will focus on day-to-day operations for Auditchain, as well as overseeing all aspects of the company's talent and product development, including Auditchain's business development in the international accounting and assurance community. 10 Sep 18 NEWS PROVIDED BY Auditchain Auditchain Appoints Big Four Assurance Deputy Technology Officer, Chris Danusiar as New CEO.
Reto Trinkler Trinkler Software https://medium.com/melonport-blog/swiss-based-melonport-ag-enters-phase-iii-of-development-co-founder-reto-trinkler-begins-69fa42abdbb9 An article that features Melonport co-founder Reto Trinkler. 16 May 18 Melonport AG Swiss-based Melonport AG enters Phase III of development, co-founder Reto Trinkler begins Feasibility Study on Melonchain
Reto Trinkler Trinkler Software https://news.bitcoin.com/parity-creator-asset-management/ An article that talks about Melonport’s co-founder Reto Trinkler. 21 Nov 16 Jamie Redman Parity Creator Develops Decentralized Asset Management
Radoslav Albrecht Bitbond https://bitsonline.com/bitcoin-group-se-buys-german-bank/ Bitcoin Group SE, the holding firm that owns German peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange bitcoin.de, is set to buy up all shares of Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH, a Frankfurt-based bank specializing in securities trading. If fruitful, the acquisition may inspire copycats throughout the wider cryptoeconomy. At the time, Bitbond founder Radoslav Albrecht suggested bitcoin offered a more efficient alternative to payments made through SWIFT, the international payments system. Traditional money transfers are relatively costly due to currency exchange fees, and can take up to a few days, Albrecht said. With Bitbond, payments work independently of where customers are. Via internet it is very, very quick and the fees are low. 14 Nov 18 William Peaster Bitcoin Group SE Looks to Buy Up German Bank in Frankfurt
Radoslav Albrecht Bitbond https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/bitcoin-international-loans/ An article that features comments from German businessman Radoslav Albrecht. 13 May 18 Eric Brackett A German bank is using Bitcoin to handle international loans
Hando Rand Agrello https://cryptodisrupt.com/what-is-agrello/ An article that has an interview with Agrello co-founder and CEO Hando Rand. 11 May 18 Dan Pelberg What Is Agrello?
Thomas Hessler UFOstart http://thomashessler.blogspot.com/2014/05/keynote-unternehmertag-2014-how-to.html An article that features UFOstart founder Thomas Hessler. 06 Apr 14 Thomas Hessler Keynote Unternehmertag 2014 - How to build an UFO?
Tony Lyu Korbit https://us7.campaign-archive.com/?u=85778e28eebac5130a6119cf1&id=720c9f86e0 An article that features comments from Korbit CEO Tony Lyu. 26 Nov 14 Korbit Inc Asia’s Leading Content and Media Company CJ E&M To Accept Bitcoin Payments
Tony Lyu Korbit https://www.coindesk.com/regulation-not-koreas-crypto-exchanges-pledge-market-cleanup Still at this week’s event, one of the largest yet held in the country, those assembled sought to argue that the development was best seen as a healthy correction, with representatives from Korean exchanges – including Gopax, Coinone and Korbit – showing optimism during onstage sessions that saw them discuss how to ensure a healthier market. However, most notably, each exchange said that it will take steps to better their efforts in standardizing practices. Korbit CEO Tony Lyu told the audience: We need to create a healthy market first. If exchanges can’t do that on our own, we will have to turn to the government. 03 Apr 18 Wolfie Zhao Korea’s Crypto Exchanges Pledge Market Cleanup
Jeremy Almond PayStand https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/74791/blockchain-based-b2b-payments-startup-paystand-joins-svb-and-first-data-accelerator An article that features comments from PayStand CEO and founder Jeremy Almond. 20 Jul 18 Paystand Blockchain-based B2B payments startup PayStand joins SVB and First Data accelerator
Jeremy Almond PayStand https://www.paystand.com/blog/interview-with-paystand-ceo-jeremy-almond An article that has an interview with PayStand CEO Jeremy Almond. 31 Jul 15 Paystand The "Tectonic Shift" Coming to Financial Networks: An Interview with PayStand CEO Jeremy Almond
Kartik Mandaville SpringRole https://blog.springrole.com/how-reward-distribution-in-eosio-works-936e292dfbab An article with comments from SpringRole CEO Kartik Mandaville. 25 Jun 18 Kartik Mandaville How Reward Distribution in EOSIO Works
Victor Santos Airfox https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&authuser=0&sl=es&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fdecryptmedia.com%2F4121%2Fexclusive-airfox-ceo-says-ico-regulations-still-unclear-after-sec-settlement Airfox is a precedent setter, but not in a good way. The decentralized payment platform, which raised $ 15 million in a token goes out in 2017, has the dubious distinction of being the first ICO to settle with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over federal securities laws violations. the 26-year-old Victor Santos, to find out how this is going, if the regulation is now clearer, and if he believes the SEC's assessment was fair. Santos's correspondence, constrained as it is by legal requirements, is somewhat stilted, but conveys the uncertainty still facing ICOs. 29 Nov 18 Ben Munster Exclusive: Airfox CEO says ICO regulations clearer after SEC settlement-but not for everybody
Victor Santos Airfox https://medium.com/@victordsantos/leapfrogging-with-blockchain-how-crypto-will-help-emerging-markets-innovate-exponentially-da62a2083c9c An article with comments from AirFox co-founder & CEO Victor Santos. 20 Feb 18 Victor Santos Leapfrogging with Blockchain: How Crypto will help emerging markets innovate exponentially
Armin Ebrahimi ShoCard https://shocard.com/press/shocard-and-onelogin-partner-to-combine-unified-access-management-with-blockchain-based-identity-services-for-best-in-class-security-and-privacy/ An article that features comments from founder and CEO of ShoCard Armin Ebrahimi. 13 Jun 18 Matthew ShoCard and OneLogin Partner to Combine Unified Access Management with Blockchain-Based Identity Services for Best-in-Class Security and Privacy
Armin Ebrahimi ShoCard https://shocard.com/cpt_news/protect-vendors-breaches-blockchain-identity-management/ An article that features CEO and founder of ShoCard Armin Ebrahimi. 07 Dec 17 Ali Nazem How to Protect Vendors from Breaches with Blockchain Identity Management
Jordan Fishfeld CFX Markets http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/chi-peerrealty-crowdfunding-jordan-fishfeld-bsi-20150317-story.html An article that features PeerRealty CEO Jordan Fishfeld. 18 Mar 15 Meg Graham PeerRealty becomes latest player in real estate crowdfunding market
Charles Cascarilla Paxos https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/paxos-continues-growth-of-modern-settlement-platform-with-65m-series-b-funding-300657191.html An article with comments from Paxos CEO Charles Cascarilla. 31 May 18 prnewswire.com Paxos Continues Growth of Modern Settlement Platform with $65M Series B Funding
Michael Dunworth Wyre https://www.ccn.com/interview-michael-dunworth-ceo-of-money-transfer-service-wyre-on-makerdao-partnership/ An article that features Money Transfer Service Wyre CEO Michael Dunworth. 19 Aug 18 Jake Sylvestre Interview: Michael Dunworth, CEO of Money Transfer Service Wyre, on MakerDAO Partnership
Antti Pennanen Moni https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608764/how-blockchain-is-kickstarting-the-financial-lives-of-refugees/ An article featuring comments from MONI founder and CEO Antti Pennanen. 05 Sep 17 Mike Orcutt How Blockchain Is Kickstarting the Financial Lives of Refugees Finland’s digital money system for asylum seekers shows what blockchain technology can offer the unbanked.
Tatyana Kanzaveli Open Health Network https://www.livebitcoinnews.com/patientsphere-an-ai-and-blockchain-based-healthcare-data-sharing-platform/ What inspired was the need for a platform which could consolidate healthcare records from different sources which operate in isolation. Kanzaveli is herself a cancer survivor. The platform uses machine learning to deliver treatment plans and exercise tips which are adaptive. Based on how the patient progresses, the personalized treatment advice changes. PatientSphere’s prescriptions are much more precise compared to standard rehabilitation and post-operative programs. 27 Oct 18 Kuldeep Kaul PatientSphere platform that enables patients to control their health information.
Tatyana Kanzaveli Open Health Network https://www.sfchronicle.com/health/article/Cancerpreneurs-find-business-opportunities-6720294.php a mobile platform that would allow both patients and health providers to create and personalize an app with everything they need to manage their disease or wellness program. She knew there were a lot of health apps designed to manage various aspects of disease. decided on Open Health Network instead, to broaden its reach to other diseases or conditions. Users don’t have to know anything about programming to personalize their app, she said. All they need to know is how to drag and drop. the platform will be free to patients but supported by business customers, such as health organizations, that see its value 26 Dec 15 Victoria Colliver Find business opportunities in treatment
Gadi Ruschin Wave https://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27709:zim-completes-pilot-of-blockchain-based-paperless-bills-of-lading&Itemid=257 An article featuring comments from executives including Wave CEO Gadi Ruschin. 21 Nov 17 Marine Log Zim completes pilot of blockchain based paperless Bills of Lading
Neil Ambikar B2BPay https://www.pymnts.com/news/b2b-payments/2018/td-bank-faster-payments-strategic-treasurer-b2b/ An article about fast payments, quoting B2B Pay founder and CEO Neil Ambikar. 05 Apr 18 ByPYMNTS Treasurers Aren’t Entirely Discounting Faster Payments, TD Bank Says
Neil Ambikar B2BPay https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-dont-we-make-food-waste-criminal-offence-neil-ambikar/ An article highlighting thoughts from B2B Pay CEO and Co-founder Neil Ambikar. 08 Aug 17 Why don't we make food waste a criminal offence?
Neil Ambikar B2BPay https://www.pymnts.com/news/b2b-payments/2018/td-bank-faster-payments-strategic-treasurer-b2b/ In a recent interview with PYMNTS, B2B Pay founder and CEO Neil Ambikar explained that faster payments are only part of the equation of improving corporate transactions. 05 Apr 18 PYMNTS Treasurers Aren’t Entirely Discounting Faster Payments, TD Bank Says
Vinny Lingham Civic https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cryptocurrency/280129-expect-another-bitcoin-bubble-vinny-lingham.html An article which has an interview with Civic CEO Vinny Lingham. 18 Oct 18 Jamie McKane Expect another Bitcoin bubble – Vinny Lingham
Vinny Lingham Civic https://cryptovest.com/news/a-brand-new-bitcoin-bubble-is-just-around-the-corner-vinny-lingham-says/ An article which has an interview with Civic CEO Vinny Lingham. 22 Oct 18 Tanya Chepkova A Brand New Bitcoin Bubble is Just around the Corner, Vinny Lingham Says
Edmund Lowell Selfkey https://www.the-blockchain.com/2018/07/03/nobody-wants-to-use-crypto-tokens-one-startup-found-a-workaround/ An article which has an interview with SelfKey CEO Edmund Lowell. 03 Jul 18 Galen Moore Nobody Wants to Use Crypto Tokens: SelfKey Found a Workaround
Alexi Lane Everex https://www.cryptonewsz.com/thailand-to-host-coinadvice-conference-2019/3460/ Distinguished speakers for the conference include Ali Mohammed, Co-Founder and CEO, Gold BITS Coin, Dane Elliott, Business Director, Achain, Alexi Lane, CEO and Founder, Everex, Steve Good, Cryptocurrency expert, Eric Annan, Co-Founder, Kubitx, and Dr. Jowin Tan, Co-Founder, Wincoin, amongst others. 24 Nov 18 Vishal Parmar Thailand to Host Coinadvice Conference 2019
Catherine Li TheKey http://asia.cointime.com/blockchain/10314.html An announcement about Catherine Li, founder and CEO of THEKEY, being awarded one of the 'Ten Most Influential Chinese Women of the Year'. 19 Jan 18 cointime Catherine Li Awarded the " Ten Most Influential Chinese Women of the Year”
Stephen Hyduchak BridgeProtocol https://bitcoinist.com/4-founders-secrets-successful-icos/ The way in which the team of a project presents itself and interacts with the community is key to guaranteeing interest, a point raised by Stephen Hyduchak of Bridge Protocol. Aimed to be completely transparent in the progress of your project. As proof of your team's commitment to transparency Token economics refers to the model and implementation of cryptocurrency systems based on blockchain technology. As such, they are an important part of attracting investors, since they provide a way to show both speculative value and utility value. Stephen Hyduchak shares that Bridge Protocol bases its token economy on the needs of its platform, ensuring that Bridge Protocol users would not need to buy more tokens than necessary. 18 Aug 18 BITCOINIST REVEAL SECRETS BEHIND ICO TREMELY SUCCESSFUL
Stephen Hyduchak BridgeProtocol https://www.ccn.com/exclusive-podcast-interview-with-bridge-protocol-ceo-stephen-hyduchak/ An article and link to a podcast Interview with Bridge Protocol CEO Stephen Hyduchak 16 Jul 18 Jake Sylvestre Exclusive: Podcast Interview with Bridge Protocol CEO Stephen Hyduchak
Igor Chekun Golden Currency https://medium.com/@jclin321/interview-with-igor-chekun-ceo-founder-at-golden-currency-dad0948d04c6 Igor Chekun: There are many advantages of blockchain that could result in positive economic result for developers and users in many branches of economy. For example, there are such opportunities in blockchain projects that deal with government services and everything related. In our project Golden Currency we deal with government money issuance monopoly. 24 Jul 18 LIN JC Interview with Igor Chekun, CEO, Founder at Golden Currency
Seven Waterhouse Orchid Protocol https://www.coindesk.com/pantera-bitcoin-steve-waterhouse-exit/ Pantera Capital partner and chief technology officer has departed the bitcoin and blockchain-focused venture capital firm. is one of the ecosystem's largest VC firms, boasting a portfolio that includes some of its biggest success stories, including 21 Inc, Abra and Xapo. Waterhouse also served as a board advisor for bitcoin exchange Bitstamp and the now-defunct social tipping startup ChangeTip. was one of the more visible members of the firm, speaking on behalf of the VC fund at industry conferences and events. Further, he was one of its earliest members, departing Fortress Investment Group to lead the venture in late 2013. 11 Aug 16 Pete Rizzo
Andrew Gazdecki altcoin.io https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/technology/sd-fi-biznessapps-think3-story.html Andrew Gazdecki, the 29-year-old founder behind San Diego-based Bizness Apps, is selling his 8-year-old technology company to a private equity buyer that is also gifting him with a no-strings-attached $500,000 check for his next venture. 30 May 18 Jennifer Van Grove Bizness Apps acquired by private equity fund
Andrew Gazdecki altcoin.io https://blokt.com/news/altcoin-ios-new-open-sourced-atomic-swap-wallet-will-help-developers Andrew Gazdecki, CEO of Altcoin.io, who was reviewing secure trading technologies for crypto exchanges with his team, found a viable option in atomic swaps. 29 Oct 18 Viraj Shah Altcoin.io’s New Open-sourced Atomic Swap Wallet Will Help Developers
Adam Efrima Blox https://www.thestreet.com/investing/bitcoin/self-regulation-cryptocurrency-market-14696015 An article with comments from Blox.io co-founder Adam Efrima. 12 Sep 18 Jordan French Can Self-Regulation Help Save the Cryptocurrency Market?
Adam Efrima Blox https://www.thestreet.com/investing/bitcoin/self-regulation-cryptocurrency-market-14696015 Adam Efrima, the co-founder of Blox.io, a cryptographic market analysis firm, said that "many investors and traders believe that the Bitcoin ETF is the necessary trigger for the next bullfight in the cryptographic markets." For him, even with the risks and problems involved, the new asset would present an important step "in the greater objective of the mass adoption of blockchain technologies by the general public and even more by the main industries and companies " 12 Sep 18 Jordan frances self-regulation help save the cryptocurrency market
Adam Efrima Blox https://www.ethnews.com/indorse-announces-token-airdrop By deciding to release our chips to these communities, we ensure not only a wide distribution, but also that our chips will be placed in the hands and wallets of some of the most active and committed chip holders of the Ethereum network. Adam Efrima, CoinDash's director of operations, spoke about his company's future support for IND tokens. The IND token will soon be added to the CoinDash ecosystem, after the air fall our users will be able to manage one more asset in their CoinDash portfolio. 29 Aug 17 Jeremy Nación Indorse announces token airdrop
Eric Larchevêque Ledger https://www.lesechos.fr/09/08/2018/lesechos.fr/0302042264338_eric-larcheveque--l-ame-de-ledger.htm Eric Larchevêque, ce mois d'août à Vierzon, dans la maison familiale avec sa femme et ses trois enfants, a tout d'une parenthèse après douze mois d'accélération effrénée et avant une rentrée qui repartira sur les chapeaux de roues. En janvier dernier, le cofondateur de Ledger et ses associés sont passés de l'ombre à la lumière en bouclant une levée de 75 millions de dollars (61 millions d'euros).a jeune pousse a vu son minicoffre-fort digital pour cryptomonnaies de la taille d'une clef USB s'arracher parmi les utilisateurs de devises virtuelles au gré de la flambée du bitcoin. 08 Sep 18 NINON RENAUD l'âme de Ledger
Eric Larchevêque Ledger https://bitcoinist.com/ledger-ceo-wins-french-award-for-startup-with-international-potential/ Ernst & Young’s (EY) 26th Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 awards, located in France, is “Startup of the Year.” Ledger’s Eric Larchevêque can lay claim to this award, as well as the “Born Global Award” for the international potential of his startup Ledger. Ledger’s potential has already turned into an international success. A few days ago, the reputable cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer announced that it had achieved sales of 1.3 million units. 20 Oct 18 MELANIE KRAMER WINS FRENCH AWARD FOR STARTUP WITH INTERNATIONAL POTENTIAL
Terry Kim NexGenT http://www.smallbiztechnology.com/archive/2017/04/13-inexpensive-ways-to-draw-in-new-customers.html/#.WP40j4jysvh An article featuring comments from different individuals including Terry Kim. 21 Apr 17 Ryan Wilson 13 Inexpensive Ways to Draw in New Customers
Trevor Koverko Polymath https://irishtechnews.ie/gecko-governance-announces-trevor-koverko-founder-and-ceo-of-polymath-as-new-advisor/ GECKO Governance, which recently launched its new ICO compliance solution, GECKO Crypto1, has announced that Trevor Koverko, Founder, and CEO of Polymath, the security token launch pad, has joined its advisory board. 31 Jul 18 RONAN LEONARD GECKO GOVERNANCE ANNOUNCES TREVOR KOVERKO, FOUNDER AND CEO OF POLYMATH, AS NEW ADVISOR
Trevor Koverko Polymath https://coincentral.com/polymath-trevor-koverko/ An interview with Polymath CEO Trevor Koverko. CoinCental’s Christina Comben squeezed a few minutes of Trevor’s time at the World Blockchain Forum in London, and here’s what we found out. 13 Sep 18 Christina Comben Polymath CEO Trevor Koverko on Smart Investing, Secret Societies, and Security Tokens
Angel Versetti Ambrosus https://www.supplychaindigital.com/technology/interview-angel-versetti-ceo-ambrosus-speaks-supply-chain-digital An article featuring an interview with Ambrosus CEO Angel Versetti. 04 Jan 18 Dan Brightmore Interview: Angel Versetti, CEO of Ambrosus speaks to Supply Chain Digital
Angel Versetti Ambrosus https://criptopasion.com/ceo-de-ambrosus-estamos-lejos-de-una-burbuja-de-bitcoin-es-probable-que-crypto-bull-run/ Angel Versetti felt totally identified and with such nolstalgia addressing the absurd publication, he commented, "the current situation of cryptocurrencies in the market with Dotcom dubble" 24 Nov 18 Raul Orlando We are far from a bitcoin bubble
Fernando Albarrán Bidipass https://coin-hero.de/bidipass-token-sale-beginnt-spaeter-16082018/ Der geschäftsführende Vorsitzende, Fernando Albarrán, und der Vizepräsident für Technologie, Juan José Ruiz, trafen sich vergangene Woche mit dem renommierten Kryptowährungsberater Keith Teare zu einem Strategie-Stammtisch. 19 May 18 Marcel Knobloch BidiPass’s BDP Token Sale beginnt am 16.08.2018
Fernando Albarrán Bidipass https://medium.com/@hilarium/hilarium-ico-talk-bidipass-president-fernando-albarr%C3%A1nst-to-reach-the-blockchain-friendly-markets-72a02e92f83d An overview of Bidipass and its ICO. 13 Jun 18 Hilarium Foundation [Hilarium ICO Talk] Bidipass President Fernando Albarránst to reach the blockchain-friendly markets
Alan Curtis Radar Relay https://medium.com/radarrelay/dear-automated-traders-e8c09b0ea617 An article featuring comments from Radar Relay CEO Alan Curtis. 11 Jul 18 Alan Curtis Dear Automated Traders
Ron Bernstein Paradex https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/everything-token-ron-bernstein/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_post_details%3BzdTHinJWT4mzn2dYeXcFxw%3D%3D An article featuring comments from Coinbase General Manager Ron Bernstein. 27 Apr 17 Ron Bernstein Not Everything is a Token!
Alex Mashinsky Celsius Network https://dailyhodl.com/2018/05/16/internet-pioneer-says-the-biggest-crypto-companies-will-be-worth-more-than-google-and-apple/ An article featuring comments from Celsius Network CEO Alex Mashinsky. 16 May 18 Daily Hodl Staff Internet Pioneer Says the Biggest Crypto Companies Will Be Worth More Than Google and Apple
Alex Mashinsky Celsius Network https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/end-road-new-coins-being-offered-china-alex-mashinsky/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base%3B1QaHtJpPR1a1mIJllfnC9w%3D%3D&licu=urn%3Ali%3Acontrol%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base-recent_activity_article_see_more An article featuring comments from Alex Mashinsky. 04 Sep 17 Alex Mashinsky Is this the end for digital coins in China?
Alex Mashinsky Celsius Network https://medium.com/@Mashinsky/what-the-sec-regulation-means-for-blockchain-170cceec9696 An article featuring comments from Alex Mashinsky. 26 Jul 17 Alex Mashinsky Dissecting the SEC Regulation on Digital Token Sales
Daniel Skowronski DX.Exchange https://www.leaprate.com/cryptocurrency/exchange/former-oanda-and-alpari-ceo-daniel-skowronski-launches/ An article talking about former Oanda and Alpari CEO Daniel Skowronski launching a DX regulated crypto exchange. 18 May 18 Leaprate Staff Exclusive: Former Oanda and Alpari CEO Daniel Skowronski launches DX regulated crypto exchange
Paul Chou LedgerX https://ledgerx.com/blog/2018/7/25/introducing-ledgerx An article with a few thoughts from Paul Chou. 24 Jul 17 Paul Chou Introducing LedgerX
Paul Chou LedgerX https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/technology/bitcoin-new-york-stock-exchange.html An article with a comment from Paul Chou. 07 May 18 Nathaniel Popper Bitcoin Sees Wall Street Warm to Trading Virtual Currency
Hu Liang Omniex https://soundcloud.com/user-395457231-620858131/asian-blockchain-podcast-episode-35-hu-liang-ceo-omniex-be-at-the-tip-of-the-spear A podcast featuring Omniex co-founder and CEO Hu Liang. 06 Oct 18 Michael Waitze Asian Blockchain Podcast - Episode 35 - Hu Liang - CEO, Omniex - Be at the Tip of the Spear
Hu Liang Omniex https://e-forex.net/articles/sep-2018-institutional-cryptocurrency-trading-addressing-industry-concerns-and-solving-the-technical-issues.html An article with comments from executives including Hu Liang. 09 Oct 18 e-forex Institutional cryptocurrency trading - Addressing industry concerns and solving the technical issues
Ankit Bhatia Sapien https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/humans-vs-social-media-struggle-harmony-ankit-bhatia/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_post_details%3B9oryqwKSSiG7%2F%2B9n8AaJdQ%3D%3D An article with thoughts from Sapien Co-Founder & CEO Ankit Bhatia. 07 Jun 16 Ankit Bhatia Humans vs. Social Media: The Quest for Harmony
Ankit Bhatia Sapien https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-we-want-reinvent-social-network-blockchain-ankit-bhatia/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_post_details%3B9oryqwKSSiG7%2F%2B9n8AaJdQ%3D%3D An article with thoughts from Sapien Co-Founder & CEO Ankit Bhatia. 21 Nov 17 Ankit Bhatia Why we want to reinvent the social network on the Blockchain
Uri Kolodny StarkWare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD9zeWh4upw A video featuring Eli Ben Sasson, Uri Kolodny, Avihu Levy (StarkWare), and Justin Drakev (Ethereum Foundation). 16 Jul 18 Ethereum Foundation STARKs in sharding
Kell Canty Verady https://medium.com/verady/big-move-for-blockchain-assurance-firm-verady-91a3b1f49eb9 An article with comments from Verady CEO Kell Canty. 22 Sep 17 Chris Rodgers Big Move for Blockchain Assurance Firm Verady
Douglas Merrill ZestFinance https://www.businessinsider.com/zest-finance-douglas-merrill-2015-7 An article which has an interview with Zest Finance CEO Douglas Merrill. 18 Jul 15 Eugene Kim Google's former CIO was deaf and dyslexic as a kid — now he’s helping millions of Americans get emergency loans
Yo Sub Kwon Hosho https://www.forbes.com/sites/nikolaikuznetsov/2017/11/23/4-mistakes-to-avoid-when-holding-a-token-sale/#65dfba0c3ecb An article with a comment from Hosho co-founder Yo Sub Kwon. 23 Nov 17 Nikolai Kuznetsov 4 Mistakes To Avoid When Holding A Token Sale
Yo Sub Kwon Hosho https://cryptovest.com/news/yo-sub-kwon-ceo-of-hosho-crypto-newcomers-should-look-for-audited-smart-contracts/ An article which has an interview with Hosho CEO Yo Sub Kwon. 08 Jun 18 Christine Masters Crypto Newcomers Should Look for Audited Smart Contracts
Yo Sub Kwon Hosho https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/13/investing/bitcoin-cryptocurrency-hacks-security/index.html An article with a comment from Hosho Group Yo Kwon. 13 Jun 18 Daniel Shane Crypto hacks: Is your bitcoin investment safe?
Yo Sub Kwon Hosho https://o2press.com/cryptocurrency-exchanges-should-work-together-to-avert-hacker-attacks-says-the-hosho-group-ceo/ an article when Yo sub kwone say "they should develop a system to notify any large and sudden deposit so thah the transaction can be tracked in case of piracy" 18 Oct 18 Gloria aborada Yo sub kwone "that cryptocurrency exchanges should work togueder"
Pieter Gunst Legal.io https://abovethelaw.com/2015/01/30-under-30-the-top-young-lawyers-and-policymakers-2015/2/ An article which highlights the top young lawyers and policymakers of 2015 including Pieter Gunst. 07 Jun 15 David Lat 30 Under 30: The Top Young Lawyers And Policymakers (2015)
Brock Blake Lendio https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fintech/fintechs-sound-cautious-note-on-offer-of-u-s-bank-charter-idUSKBN1KZ27I You’re going to have a bunch of lenders sitting around waiting. ‘I’m not going to go first, you go first,’” said Brock Blake, An OCC spokesman said it is “just one option” for such companies, and any firms receiving a charter will be regulated in the same way as similar national banks. 14 Aug 18 Pete Schroeder, Michelle Price 'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter
Marc Schneider Zebit http://www.finsmes.com/2018/10/zebit-secures-up-to-75m-debt-financing.html A press release announcing Zebit, a San Diego, CA-based e-commerce marketplace and custom credit solution, secured up to $75M in debt financing. 12 Oct 18 Fismes Zebit Secures up to $75M in Debt Financing
Walt Wojciechowski Microbilt https://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/11/02/p890195/microbilt-corporation-announces-todd-milner-as-new-head-of-sales-walt-w An announcement from MicroBilt Corporation announcing Todd Milner as New Head of Sales, and CEO Walt Wojciechowski has joined the Board of Directors of the Online Lenders Alliance. 28 Feb 11 Benzinga Staff MicroBilt Corporation Announces Todd Milner as New Head of Sales, Walt Wojciechowski, CEO, Joins OLA Board
Adrian Nazari Credit Sesame https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/credit-cards/the-fine-art-of-obtaining-a-zero-interest-credit-card-14555061 Adrian Nazari, CEO and founder of Credit Sesame. "Typically, credit card issuers want to see a good or excellent credit rating for you to be considered for approval." If your credit is in good shape, follow these guidelines when trying to obtain a zero interest credit card: Know your financial situation. The first step to getting an 0% introductory APR credit card is to check your credit score to see what your situation is, says Nazari. "If you are in the range of a good or excellent credit position, then you can directly request the credit card with the issuer or compare it first in the credit card markets, where you can see and compare several credit cards at once. the side, "he says. "It is always ideal to compare several credit cards to identify the benefits offered by the different credit card companies."Most credit platforms, such as Credit Sesame, allow card applicants to obtain a prequalification, so they know which cards they qualify for to reduce the risk of rejection. "Getting prequalified for a credit offer also helps you avoid having your credit score unnecessary," adds Nazari. 13 Apr 18 Brian O'Connell Fine arts to get a zero interest credit card
Veronica Garcia Heller BitLumens https://medium.com/bitlumens/interoperability-between-blockchains-bdf039c8d244 An article with comments from Bitlumens CEO Veronica Garcia. 21 Apr 18 Bitlumens Interoperability between Blockchains
Lesley Marincola Angaza https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/09/25/why-is-energy-access-such-a-challenging-problem-to-solve/#7040e9a17b2d An article which has comments from Angaza CEO Lesley Marincola. 25 Sep 18 Quora Why Is Energy Access Such A Challenging Problem To Solve?
Lesley Marincola Angaza https://blog.ted.com/we-the-future-talks-from-ted-skoll-foundation-and-united-nations-foundation/?utm_campaign=We%20the%20Future%20TED%20Talk&utm_content=78537177&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin An article which has comments from Lesley Marincola. 27 Sep 18 Brian Greene, Chelsea Catlett, Daryl Chen, Oliver Friedman, Samantha Resnik, Tom Carter and Yasmin Belkhyr We the Future: Talks from TED, Skoll Foundation and United Nations Foundation
Thomas Gottschalk Mobisol https://cleantechnica.com/2017/06/29/mobisol-acquires-lumeter-expand-off-grid-solar-pay-go-solution/ An article which has an interview with Mobisol CEO Thomas Gottschalk. 29 Jun 17 The Beam Mobisol Acquires Lumeter To Expand Off-Grid Solar Pay-As-You-Go Solution
Jesse Moore M-Kopa https://www.ft.com/content/ccfaa1ba-d0f1-11e5-831d-09f7778e7377 A nice article describing how company founders came up with the idea to start M-Kopa. 17 Mar 16 John Aglionby Lightbulb moment for M-Kopa
Simon Bransfield-Garth Azuri Technologies http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/business/business-news/how-crowd-financing-is-helping-milton-based-azuri-technologies-bring-clean-energy-to-sub-saharan-africa-1-5476788 An article which has an interview with Azuri Technologies CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth. 15 Apr 18 Paul Brackley How crowd financing is helping Milton-based Azuri Technologies bring clean energy to sub-Saharan Africa
Simon Bransfield-Garth Azuri Technologies https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/business/azuri-technologies-praised-by-prime-minister-during-africa-trade-trip-9050466/ Azuri Technologies was praised by the Prime Minister for its pioneering spirit of innovation as its chief executive joined her on an historic trade mission to Africa. CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth was one of 29 delegates travelling with Theresa May on her first visit to the continent as PM, during which she built partnerships and announced further support to tackle instability across the continent. 01 Sep 18 Paul Brackley Azuri Technologies praised by Prime Minister during Africa trade trip
David Bleznack Totle https://blockexplorer.com/news/steve-wozniak-to-speak-on-blockchain-technology-at-crypto-invest-summit/ An article announcing Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak speaking on Blockchain Technology at Crypto Invest Summit. 24 Sep 18 Ben Brown Steve Wozniak to Speak on Blockchain Technology at Crypto Invest Summit
David Bleznack Totle https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/totle-ceo-on-the-future-of-decentralized-crypto-trading-exchanges/ An interview with Totle CEO David Bleznak, who talks about the future of DEXs, crypto trading and Bancor security breach. Totle not only supplies a one-stop remedy to holding crypto power portfolios but goes a far way to solving lots of different issues. Liquidity is dealt with, together with the end result of guaranteeing order fulfillment and also the capacity to repatriate currencies in the leisure of this end-user. Further, safety is addressed as Totle only incorporates with decentralized trades. They are planning to launch their own decentralized exchange (DEX) within the next two years. 27 Jul 18 Bitcoin Exchange Guide News Team Totle CEO on The Future of Decentralized Crypto Trading Exchanges
Tomaž Levak OriginTrail https://coinjournal.net/origintrail-raises-us22-5m-supply-chains-blockchain-protocol/ An article announcing OriginTrail's ICO. 22 Jan 18 Diana Ngo OriginTrail Raises US$22.5M For Supply Chains Blockchain Protocol
Alexander Busarov Wabi https://www.cnet.com/news/bitcoin-technology-has-a-new-purpose-fight-food-fraud/ An article discussing how blockchain can be used for food verification. It highlights Walimai, a blockchain-based company, which makes high-tech anticounterfeiting labels for products like baby food. 13 Feb 18 Zoey Chong Blockchain ensures that your online baby food order is legit
Vladimir Tomko Blockchain Cuties https://cointelegraph.com/press-releases/tell-me-how-lit-your-cutie-is-and-i-will-tell-you-how-many-kickcoins-you-can-get-for-it An article discussing how Blockchain Cuties integrated with KICKICO and their ERC20 KickCoin. 04 Oct 18 Cointelegraph Tell Me How Lit Your Cutie Is and I Will Tell You How Many KickCoins You Can Get for It
James Ferguson Gods Unchained https://www.ethnews.com/new-esports-game-gods-unchained-forges-way-onto-ethereum An article about Australia brothers James and Robbie Ferguson launching an eSports game on the Ethereum blockchain. Robbie Ferguson discusses the company's game, Gods Unchained. 13 Jul 18 Daniel Putney New eSports Game Gods Unchained Forges Way Onto Ethereum
James Ferguson Gods Unchained https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-backed-gods-unchained-releases-gameplay-trailer Gods Unchained will become part of the closed beta in the coming weeks, said Ferguson 15 Nov 18 David Floyd 'Gods Unchained' lanza un tráiler de juego
Bowen Wang DDEX https://coincentral.com/bowen-wang-interview/ Bowen Wang: I graduated from New York University’s Math and Economics program. I worked at a venture capital firm called ZhenFund which was Sequoia Capital China’s early investment arm. I learned about Ethereum and the Ethereum cofounder in 2016. 10 Aug 18 MUNAIR SIMPSON DDEX Co-Founder Bowen Wang on Recent Advancements & HOT Token
Bowen Wang DDEX https://thenews.asia/en/2018/07/04/the-future-of-exchanges-centralized-vs-decentralized/ An overview of "The Future of Exchanges" panel at the Blockchain Open Forum, which includes commentary from panelist Bowen Wang of Hydro Protocol. 07 Apr 17 Brian Newar The Future of Exchanges – Centralized vs. Decentralized
Pepe Moreno Beach Head 2020 https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2019/01/Gaming-Gurus-Launching-The-Next-Generation-Of-VR-Based-On-Blockchain VR is struggling with an adoption problem. In 2017, TechCrunch even went as far as declaring VR dead, reporting sluggish headset sales. While this may be a little harsh, it’s true that VR adoption isn’t moving at the pace some had hoped. . The premise is that BeachHead city, where users live, play, shop and interact, is also under attack from enemy forces. If users wish, they can engage with the gameplay by defending the city and earning digital currency to do so. The creator of BeachHead 2020 is Pepe Moreno. Moreno developed the original version, BeachHead 2000, back in 1999, which served as the inspiration for the VR version. BeachHead 2000 was an arcade-style first-person shooter game. 22 Jan 19 Crypto Daily Gaming Gurus Launching The Next Generation Of VR Based On Blockchain
Pepe Moreno Beach Head 2020 https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&authuser=0&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lasprovincias.es%2Fculturas%2Fpepe-moreno-disenador-20170904101054-nt.html Pepe Moreno. Valencian expatriate for forty years, when he came to the United States in 1977, was only 23 years old and had a portfolio under his arm. Comics, videogames and graphic design are the pillars of his professional career. The beaches of Valencia, one of the passions of the illustrator, shine in the video game 'Beach Head 2020' that will premiere next October. His last job in Valencia has been to recreate the soprano Lucrezia Bori, who has starred in the poster of last season of Les Arts. 04 Sep 17 AMPARO BELTRÁN Pepe Moreno, designer: It seems natural to express art through the three dimensions
Srini Vasan MyCryptons https://www.freightwaves.com/news/fw-news/mw18-demo-day-round-1 Srini vasan, President and CEO, told the audience that eShipGlobal was a non-asset based 4PL headquartered in Dallas that specialized in hazmat and critical documents. Using a hypothetical shipment of human blood with a likelihood of a pathogen, Srinivasan walked through the physical and software sides of the solution, which included parcel packaging markings as well as a cloud-based visibility portal and data from IoT devices. 12 Nov 18 John Paul Hampstead MW18 Demo Day Round 1
Srini Vasan MyCryptons https://cointelegraph.com/explained/copyright-on-blockchain-explained?fbclid=IwAR3lnhAYKJ-EyHbFB_aCU-EexFduPREdFNUPSmB1KetZ05efvs3DKkLev9U An article about blockchain and copyright, which highlights how MyCryptons benefits from common exemption of parody and satire regarding copyright. 19 Sep 18 Connor Blenkinsop Copyright on Blockchain, Explained
Michael Oved AirSwap https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-27/virtu-veteran-s-crypto-exchange-exceeds-1-million-on-first-day A nice article about AirSwap's debut , which discusses CEO Michael Oved’s vision for crypto trading. 27 Apr 18 Matthew Leising Virtu Veteran's New Crypto Market Has a $1 Million Debut
Michael Oved AirSwap https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-28/upending-digital-currency-market-is-next-act-for-ex-virtu-trader Michael Oved helped Virtu Financial Inc. become the most consistently profitable market maker in the history of electronic trading. Now he has his sights set on revolutionizing how digital currency exchanges operate. The new company he cofounded, AirSwap, sounds like a contradiction in terms: A decentralized exchange. Made possible by the nascent technology of the ethereum blockchain, there’s no central authority around which buyers and sellers gather. Instead, a computer program known as a smart contract lets investors find each other anywhere in the world to trade cryptocurrencies. There are no user accounts and identities are hidden as trading is solely on a peer-to-peer basis. 28 Sep 18 Matthew Leising This 31-Year-Old Is Trying to Revolutionize Cryptocurrency Trading
Don Mosites AirSwap https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelwolfson/2018/05/18/airswap-and-makerdao-form-collaborative-partnership-to-power-decentralized-crypto-marketplaces/#3e43d897215e An article discussing MakerDAO's “Dai” stablecoin being added to AirSwap's cryptocurrency marketplace. 18 May 18 Rachel Wolfson AirSwap And MakerDAO Form Collaborative Partnership To Power Decentralized Crypto Marketplaces
Don Mosites AirSwap https://www.ccn.com/decentralized-crypto-exchange-airswap-launches-otc-market-to-unlock-new-world-of-liquidity/ Decentralized exchange AirSwap is launching the framework for over-the-counter (OTC) trading product for mainnet rollout. In an update posted on its website, AirSwap said the new product would be available “exclusively to a private beta group. Founded in 2017, AirSwap became known for offering frictionless peer-to-peer trades for ERC20 tokens to a group of primarily retail investors. The new OTC block trading product will allow high net worth investors to trade any quantity of digital assets on the exchange. Co-founder Don Mosites, while commenting on the development, said the new OTC tools would make trades more open and direct. 18 Aug 18 JIMMY AKI Decentralized Crypto Exchange AirSwap Launches OTC Market to ‘Unlock New World of Liquidity’
Kain Warwick Havven https://www.investinblockchain.com/new-stablecoins-2018/ An overview of stable coins including Tether, Tiberius Coin, LBXPeg, Candy, Paxos Standard, Gemini Dollar, USD Coin, CarbonUSD, and nUSD. 09 Oct 18 By Zoe Biehl A Look At The 9 New Stablecoins Entering The Cryptocurrency Market
Kain Warwick Havven https://www.forbes.com/sites/nguyenjames/2018/04/27/australian-investors-need-to-watch-cryptocurrency-closely-even-if-theyre-not-buying-it/#4662ab8b7058 An article about how crypto could affect Australian investors. It highlights regional players including Havven, which raised AU$39 million ($30 million) in the country’s largest ICO. 27 Apr 18 James Nguyen Australian Investors Need To Watch Cryptocurrency Closely, Even If They're Not Buying It
ALEX PENTLAND Endor https://www.forbes.com/sites/nazbeheshti/2018/10/23/beyond-siri-and-alexa-can-artificial-intelligence-help-us-communicate-better/#2b498ede4046 An article about AI, quoting Endor founder, Alex Pentland. 23 Oct 18 Naz Beheshti Beyond Siri And Alexa: Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us Communicate Better?
Yaniv Altshuler Endor https://www.valuewalk.com/2018/10/mastercard-files-patent-leverages-endor/ An article providing an overview of a partnership between Endor and Mastercard. It highlights that "Mastercard is seeking to file for a patent that would provide them with fractional reserve management of blockchain assets, meaning that the company aims to accept deposits, offer loans, and make investments in cryptocurrencies, according to ValueWalk. 03 Aug 18 Jacob Wolinsky Mastercard Files For Blockchain Patent And Leverages Endor’s Analytics Platform
STAV GRINSHPON Endor https://www.forbes.com/sites/nikolaikuznetsov/2018/02/20/professor-alex-pentland-banks-on-blockchain-to-bring-predictive-analytics-to-the-masses/#13cdc4532da7 An overview of predictive analytics company, Endor, and founder Alex "Sandy" Pentland. 20 Feb 18 Nikolai Kuznetsov Professor Alex Pentland Banks On Blockchain To Bring Predictive Analytics To The Masses
Eric Jing Ant Financial https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&sl=es&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fes.cointelegraph.com%2Fnews%2Fpakistan-telenor-subsidiary-launches-remittance-service-using-alipays-blockchain-tech According to the announcement, the Telenor Microfinance Bank (TMB), based in Pakistan, Valyou - a state-of-the-art subsidiary of Telenor in Malaysia - and Easypaisa of Telenor have jointly launched an international remittance service based on a chain of blocks in Pakistan. Commenting on the initiative, Eric Jing, president and CEO of Ant Financial, said the new remittance service is one of the examples of how emerging technologies can help countries achieve their goals of digital and financial inclusion. 09 Jan 19 Ana Alexandre Pakistan subsidiary of Telenor launches remittance service using Alipay blockchain technology
Eric Jing Ant Financial http://www.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20181024000659 A release announcing Ant Financial’s Eric Jing speaking at Money 20/20 China 24 Oct 18 The Investor Ant Financial’s Eric Jing to speak at Money 20/20 China
Roger Ver Bitcoin.com https://ambcrypto.com/bitcoin-com-wallet-has-surpassed-the-3-5-million-downloads-mark-confirms-roger-ver/ The Bitcoin.com wallet has surpassed the 3.5 million downloads mark, confirmed CEO and Bitcoin Cash proponent Roger Ver in a recent episode uploaded on the Bitcoin.com YouTube channel. Ver was joined by Gabriel Cardona, Bitcoin Cash developer, and the man behind the Badger Button and Bitbox, along with guest stars Komugi Yamazaki and Aska, members of the Japanese Bitcoin Cash community. 11 Feb 19 Aakash Athawasya Bitcoin.com wallet has surpassed the 3.5 million downloads mark, confirms Roger Ver
Roger Ver Bitcoin.com https://ambcrypto.com/bitcoin-cash-bch-on-a-march-towards-mainstream-adoption-roger-ver-talks-elon-musk-australia-and-more/ An article about Bitcoin Cash quoting Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver. 29 Oct 18 Akash Anand5 Bitcoin Cash [BCH] on a march towards mainstream adoption; Roger Ver talks Elon Musk, Australia and more
Olivier LeFaouder AOC Insurance Broker https://ipmimagazine.com/medical-health-insurance/en/insurance-industry-executive-interviews/item/1777-ipmi-magazine-speaks-with-mr-olivier-le-faouder-managing-director-aoc-insurance-broker Dubbed as one of the hardest working Health Insurance Brokers in the business, International Private Medical Insurance Magazine speaks with Mr. Olivier LE FAOUDER. Olivier is a certified European insurance broker and the Managing Director of AOC Insurance Broker, a leading Private Medical Insurance Broker with offices in Europe and Asia. AOC Insurance Broker help expatriates and travelers compare the best private medical insurance and international health insurance. AOC Insurance Broker is a member of Groupe Cadre, ranked 18th Insurance Broker in France and represents more than 25 Overseas Insurance Companies. 21 Aug 13 iPMI Magazine iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mr. Olivier LE FAOUDER, Managing Director, AOC Insurance Broker
Bill Clerico WePay https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jpmorgan-tech-office/jpmorgan-to-build-silicon-valley-fintech-office-idUSKCN1MT2OL An article about JPMorgan's plan to build Silicon Valley fintech office. 19 Oct 18 David Henry JPMorgan to build Silicon Valley fintech office
Al Goldstein Avant https://www.lendacademy.com/podcast-173-stephanie-klein-of-braviant-holdings/ A podcast from Braviant CEO, Stephanie Klein. 26 Oct 18 PETER RENTON Podcast 173: Stephanie Klein of Braviant Holdings
Al Goldstein Avant https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2018/11/01/al-goldstein-from-child-refugee-to-billion-dollar-avant/ An article about Al Goldstein, CEO of Avant 01 Nov 18 Stuart Anderson Al Goldstein: From a refugee child to a billion dollar company
Dan Wasyluk Blockchain Foundry https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/06/12/1520490/0/en/Blockchain-Foundry-Inc-Provides-Corporate-Update.html “We are excited about the development of several pivotal milestones for Blockchain Foundry and believe Syscoin 3.0 is poised to revolutionize the crowdfunding and blockchain application industry. Our release of the next version of Blockmarket will help us become a formidable competitor to other leading blockchain protocols as well as incumbent blockchain product developers,” said Dan Wasyluk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blockchain Foundry. 12 Jun 18 Christopher Marsh Blockchain Foundry Inc. Provides Corporate Update
Dan Wasyluk Blockchain Foundry https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/blockchain-foundrys-blockmarket-desktop-3-0-software-releases-updates/ The release of Blockmarket Desktop 3.0 is a major milestone on the road to realizing this vision, said Dan Wasyluk, CEO of Blockchain Foundry. 28 Jun 18 Bitcoin Exchange Guide News Team Blockchain Foundry’s Blockmarket Desktop 3.0 Software Releases Updates
Rohit Arora Biz2Credit https://www.reuters.com/article/smallbiz-financing-pawnbrokers/your-money-high-end-pawn-shops-solve-small-business-cash-crunch-idUSL2N0F00TQ20130702 Customers should be wary of pawnbrokers that undervalue their assets and should scrutinize the covenants of any pawn loan, says Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit 02 Jul 13 Deborah L. Cohen YOUR MONEY-High-end pawn shops solve small business cash crunch
Rohit Arora Biz2Credit https://nyintl.net/2013/09/entrepreneur-portrait-rohit-arora-biz2credit/ An article with an interview with Biz2Credit CEO and co-founder Rohit Arora. 12 Sep 13 Ashley Clar Entrepreneur Portrait: Rohit Arora
Rohit Arora Biz2Credit https://www.reuters.com/article/us-citigroup-loans-internet/citigroup-quietly-launches-small-business-lending-website-idUSKBN15B2CK Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora said being online makes it easier for Citigroup to fulfill its obligations to small and underserved borrowers under the Community Reinvestment Act because it allows access for customers who live far from a branch. 27 Jan 17 Dan Freed Citigroup quietly launches small business lending website
Sashank Rishyasringa Capital Float https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/newsbuzz/negativity-made-me-try-harder-sashank-rishyasringa-capital-float/articleshow/62992650.cms ...Such negativity made me take up this business more as a challenge to prove others wrong and I knew if there was universal scepticism then the prize to prove everyone wrong would be really big. 20 Feb 18 Pratik Bhakta Negativity made me try harder: Sashank Rishyasringa, Capital Float
Tonya Blackmore APEXA https://insurance-journal.ca/article/advisors-to-get-first-taste-of-the-apexa-compliance-platform/ Life insurance advisors will soon be able to get their first taste of APEXA, the cloud-based contract and compliance platform, following a summer of enhancements to the initiative requested by its major partners on the project. Is going to be doing advisor walk-throughs in November for them to get an experience of the system and we couldn’t do that until the system was complete, said Tonya Blackmore, CEO of APEXA Corp. They will go through the onboarding process and give us feedback, making sure that it is intuitive and easy to understand 03 Nov 16 Susan Yellin Advisors to get first taste of the APEXA compliance platform
Tonya Blackmore APEXA https://www.prweb.com/releases/survey_small_business_owners_feel_financially_cut_off_from_the_american_dream/prweb15791566.htm An article with comments from Lendio CEO and founder Brock Blake. 26 Sep 18 Silicon Slopes Survey: Small Business Owners Feel Financially Cut off From the American Dream
Ihor Pidruchny Applicature https://usethebitcoin.com/interview-ceo-applicature-ihor-pidruchny-proof-stake/ An article which has an interview with Applicature CEO Ihor Pidruchny. 22 Feb 18 Carlos Terenzi An Interview with Applicature CEO Ihor Pidruchny about Proof of Stake
Andris Merkulovs Monetizr https://medium.com/monetizr/monetizr-named-most-innovative-eadf1ffd458d An article which has comments from Monetizr Co-Founder & CEO Andris Merkulovs. 03 Apr 18 Monetizr Monetizr Named Most Innovative
Sara Choi Airfox https://www.americaninno.com/boston/airfox-startup-founded-by-ex-googlers-raises-1-1m-seed-round/ An article that talks about AirFox founders Sara Choi and Victor Santos. 16 Aug 16 Dylan Martin Why 2 Ex-Googlers Moved to Boston to Raise Their Startup’s Seed Round
Jonathon Dunford ForkDelta https://www.beckersasc.com/leadership-management/163-asc-administrators-to-know-2017.html Jonathan Dunford is the CEO of Clifton Charter Township, Mich.-based Premier Surgical Center, an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates. Premier's caseload volume has expanded 74 percent year-over-year, reaching 4,200 cases annually. Mr. Dunford is a past administrator for the Cleveland Clinic and Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola Medicine. 07 Aug 17 eric oliver 163+ ASC administrators to know | 2017
Wes Fulford Bitfarms https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/07/globe-newswire-backbone-hosting-solutions-inc-bitfarms-announces-the-appointment-of-wes-fulford-as-new-chief-executive-officer.html Mr. Fulford has spent the last twelve years working as an investment banker with several leading U.S. and Canadian investment banks. Prior to joining Bitfarms, Mr. Fulford led the fintech and financial institutions investment banking practice for a major Quebec-based financial institution. 07 Mar 18 Globe Newswire Backbone Hosting Solutions Inc. (Bitfarms) Announces the Appointment of Wes Fulford as New Chief Executive Officer
Wes Fulford Bitfarms https://news.bitcoin.com/the-daily-new-diamond-backed-token-coffee-company-to-pay-farmers-in-bitcoin/ “We are currently evaluating a listing in Canada as we endeavor to grow Bitfarms’ visibility, improve our access to capital and streamline expenses,” commented Wes Fulford, chief executive officer of Bitfarms. 13 Oct 18 Avi Mizrahi The Daily: Coffee Company to Pay Farmers in Bitcoin, Bitfury’s Latest Investment
Celso Pitta BTCJam https://blog.btcjam.com/2015/10/09/qa-recap-with-ceo-celso-pitta/ Last week we had a Question and Answer session with Celso Pitta, to answer questions from our community about BTCjam's plans for the future. Below you will find 26 questions that we answered during the live session. We have included the user names and the original questions for your convenience. 09 Oct 15 YURI MORENO Q&A Recap with CEO Celso Pitta
Dan Metcalf Blocknet https://bitcoinist.com/interview-dan-metcalf-lead-developer-blocknet/ Blocknet’s team believes it will never be just one blockchain, and that these chains will need to interoperate. The team is also encouraging developers to participate in the project as it is open source and anyone is free to implement it in their projects. With its prototype inter-node protocol, Blocknet is happy to introduce the first platform that will offer inter-chain-opperability and is already referred as the“internet of blockchains”.To know more about the recent breakthrough, Bitcoinist arran 09 Jan 15 NUNO MENEZES INTERVIEW WITH DAN METCALF
Dan Metcalf Blocknet http://digitalmoneytimes.com/dan-metcalf-publicly-issues-statement-on-accusations-made-against-him/ where BlockNet and Dan Metcalf are concerned, it was only a matter of time before an official statement would be released. As many people are slinging mud in the direction of Dan Metcalf, he took the time to write up a personal statement regarding his involvement in XC, other coins, and a few other things. It’s well worth your time to read, and I have quoted Dan’s statement in its entirety below.t no time however, was I involved in any attempt to dump any of these coins nor was it ever mentioned or discussed in any of my dealings with Prometheus. It was nothing more than freelance work, and did not involve any type of conspiracy.However this is now being painted in a bad light by this smear campaign, which has made numerous accusations and assumptions about the work I have done, work that was publicly announced on twitter and the forums. 02 Nov 14 P BUNTINX Dan Metcalf makes a public statement about the accusations against him
Emma Poposka Brontech https://medium.com/the-founder-project/emma-poposka-brontech-dfb9833f85a This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Emma Poposka, co-founder and CEO of Brontech. Brontech specialises in the issuance, verification and usage of sovereign digital identity. It is creating a decentralised platform which allows users to control their data and which promises to be the fabric of web 3.0. This platform is being developed on top of the blockchain with utilization of state-of-the crypto 2.0. technologies such as IPFS, Zero Knowledge Proofs, Distributed Hash tables. How did you develop the idea for Brontech and what drew you to this problem? We got interested in Bitcoin around 2012/13, however as tech people this was still just money for us (cooler money, but still money) and we didn’t realise the underlying potential until 2014/15 when the idea about Ethereum started. 26 Feb 17 Eloise Watson Eloise Watson Emma Poposka — BronTech
Brad Marsh Consensus Point http://www.consensuspoint.com/brad-marsh-ceo-consensus-point-featured-cio-story/ Consensus Point’s CEO, Brad Marsh, was pleased to share his perspective on the importance of anticipatory insights in an article for CIO Story. Here’s an excerpt from his contribution. 13 Feb 17 Consensus Point Marketing Brad Marsh, CEO of Consensus Point, Featured in CIO Story
Brad Marsh Consensus Point https://blog.zappistore.com/2-myths-and-1-fact-about-prediction-markets-interview-with-consensus-point-ceo-brad-marsh/ To celebrate the launch of Huunu Prediction Markets, the industry’s first fully automated prediction markets tool, ZappiStore caught up with Consensus Point’s CEO, Brad Marsh. In this interview, Brad dives into the Huunu methodology, in-market validation, and some of the most common myths surrounding prediction markets. 07 Sep 17 Alkistis Chatzidimitriou 2 myths and 1 fact about Prediction Markets: Interview with Consensus Point CEO, Brad Marsh
Matthew Spoke Aion https://cryptovest.com/news/exclusive-qa-with-matthew-spoke-founder--ceo-of-aion-network/ EDCON 2018 took place in Toronto last week and Cryptovest had a chance to catch up with Matthew Spoke to discuss the future of AION, the roadmap for the rest of 2018, some key challenges, and some advice from Matt. AION is a multi-layer blockchain network that was designed to solve the primary challenges faced by 1st generation blockchains. This includes scalability, privacy, and interoperability. The AION Network has the ability to bridge different blockchains, both private and public. Matthew Spoke, the founder and CEO of AION, has a very impressive background and is a very strong leader with the ability to guide this project to success. Interoperability is a key issue for mass adoption and it’s great to see that Matthew has been working on a solution. 11 May 18 Vakeesan Mahalingam Q&A with Matthew Spoke, Founder & CEO of AION Network
Matthew Spoke Aion https://coinjournal.net/aion-a-vision-for-a-democratized-internet/ At Consensus 2018, I sat down with Matt Spoke, a former Blockchain Specialist at Deloitte and the CEO of Nuco, the company behind Aion, to discuss his vision for a decentralized internet. He hopes that Aion will provide the decentralized platform necessary to end the corporate data oligopoly and ensure that control over the internet is maintained by its users. 28 Jun 18 Cameron Carpenter Aion: A Vision for a Democratized Internet
Sebastiaan Lichter Blockport https://www.baaz.nl/blockchain-startup-blockport-maakt-cryptotrading-toegankelijk-voor-grote-publiek Blockport, een blockchain-startup uit Amsterdam, heeft het platform voor publieke gebruikers geopend. Op de ‘social’ exchange kunnen ervaren en beginnende crypto-traders verschillende cryptomunten kopen en verkopen. Vanuit het alles-in-een platform van Blockport hebben gebruikers toegang tot verschillende wereldwijde crypto exchanges. 'Gebrekkige gebruiksvriendelijkheid van handelsplatformen, de veiligheid van cryptowallets en gebrek aan hands-on informatie zijn belangrijke redenen voor veel mensen om niet te beginnen met het handelen in cryptomunten. Dat is jammer,' zegt Sebastiaan Lichter, oprichter en Chief Product bij Blockport. Het Nederlandse blockchain-bedrijf bouwt daarom aan een platform dat deze drempels weghaalt en daarbij zorg draagt voor een versnelde adoptie van cryptovaluta. 'Het Internet heeft kennis en informatie toegankelijk gemaakt voor iedereen op een decentrale manier. We zijn ervan overtuigd dat de maatschappij waarin we leven er klaar voor is om ook geld en andere materiële bezittingen op dergelijke decentrale wijze te regelen. Blockchain maakt dat mogelijk. 08 Jul 18 Bart Remmers Blockchain-startup Blockport maakt cryptotrading toegankelijk voor grote publiek
Sebastiaan Lichter Blockport https://www.ibtimes.com/blockport-new-coin-exchange-could-be-coinbase-killer-2656911 work, head here. Whether you like Coinbase or not, it is by far the most popular exchange in both the United States as well as other parts of the world. Despite reports of horrible customer service, allegations of insider trading with Bitcoin Cash and numerous flash crashes of Ethereum, Coinbase continues to add millions of new users to its platform every month.It’s important to note that Blockport has no platform yet, and everything mentioned above is still being developed. However, the team lead by Sebastiaan Lichter has shown with his past startups that he has what it takes to make this project a successful one. And having the CFO and co-founder of Ark, Lars Rensing, as an advisor certainly doesn’t hurt. Blockport’s roadmap is ambitious and the first beta platform release is coming next month. Continuous improvements will be made throughout 2018 until it is complete in Q1 of 2019. Blockport has come out of ICO for about a month now, and each BPT token sits around $0.60 with the overall market cap at $31 million. Seeing how Coinbase’s annual revenue now tops over $1 billion a year, you can see the potential of Blockport — if they are able to execute with a Coinbase-killer platform. 23 Feb 18 George Tung New Coin Exchange Could Be A Coinbase Killer?
Adam Vaziri BlockPass https://calvinayre.com/2017/09/15/bitcoin/adam-vaziri-blockchain-future-regulator-video/ Adam Vaziri points out that the chain of blocks has changed the game industry. The Blockchain will change everything. what blockchain does is that it creates an intermediate level of energy where all that information can be in a layer that the regulator can access.Adam Vaziri points out that the chain of blocks has changed the game industry. The Blockchain will change everything. what blockchain does is that it creates an intermediate level of energy where all that information can be in a layer that the regulator can access. 15 Sep 17 Becky Liggero de CalvinAyre.com Adam Vaziri: Blockchain es el futuro regulador
Adam Vaziri BlockPass https://www.coincrispy.com/2017/09/07/isla-de-man-ley-icos/ The Isle of Man has shown certain intentions to open its doors to entrepreneurs who want to launch their Initial Currency Offers. Defying the excessive regulatory tendencies of some countries of the world at present, the island will seek to encourage the growth of this incipient industry. Numerous companies in the world of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain have praised the Isle of Man for its legal framework. For example, Adam Vaziri. 07 Sep 17 Jorge Quijije Isle of Man develops a legal framework
Robert Dawson Blok Technologies https://www.ccn.com/bitflyers-kano-raids-banking-talent-in-bid-for-global-crypto-exchange/ Yuzo Kano, executive director of one of the leading Japanese stock exchange companies, bitFlyer is trying to build a global cryptocurrency power, a former financier at the same time. 10 May 18 Lester Coleman BitFlyer
Robert Dawson Blok Technologies https://www.crypto-insiders.nl/nieuws/bitcoin/crimineel-onderzoek-naar-bitcoin-prijsmanipulatie-zoomt-op-tether-usdt-en-bitfinex/ Jean-Louis van der Velde, CEO of Tether is totally opposed to all the accusations which are assigned to him, according to what was observed in the investigation. 21 Nov 18 Rico Engelbarts Bitcoin price
Robert Dawson Blok Technologies http://www.expansion.com/mercados/divisas/2018/01/24/5a6790a522601d54598b4648.html According to the adviser in charge, Yuzo Kano, BitFlyer was currently the "most important virtual currency exchange with the world's legislation" 24 Jan 18 HANNAH MURPHY BitFlyer lands in Europe
Brian Behlendorf Hyperledger https://jaxenter.com/behlendorf-interview-blockchain-potential-137740.html No one had seen the blockchain coming. Now that it is here, blockchain has the potential to completely reinvent the world of financial transactions, as well as other industries. In this interview, we spoke with Brian Behlendorf, about the past, the present and the future of this emerging technology. 10 Oct 17 Gabriela motroc "We are right on the edge of blockchain's potential"
Brian Behlendorf Hyperledger https://cointelegraph.com/news/enterprise-ethereum-alliance-and-hyperledger-enter-formal-association-agreement Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation and Ron Resnick, Executive Director of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, spoke about the impetus of the decision to join a blog 02 Oct 18 William Suberg Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Hyperledger
Marla Blow FS Card https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/giving-credit-underserved Marla Blow knew her nascent credit card company would face an uphill climb. She did it anyway. career at the newly formed federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was rocking along just fine in 2014 when she decided to try something she knew would be extraordinarily difficult. 26 Jun 18 Martin J. Smith Giving Credit to the Underserved
Marla Blow FS Card https://wtop.com/news/2018/06/entrepreneur-of-the-year-2018-mid-atlantic-emerging-category-winner-marla-blow/ Marla started the FS card in January 2014 after observing a dramatic reduction in the availability of credit throughout the country. Dissatisfied with leaving underserved populations to try to manage their liquidity through high-cost alternative credit products, such as payday loans, FS Card introduced the Build card in 2015. 15 Jun 18 Washington Business Journal Entrepreneur of the year 2018 Marla Blow Winner of the emergent category of the Atlantic
Alok Mittal Indifi Technologies https://yourstory.com/2017/07/alok-mittals-indifi-technologies-sme-debt-financing/ Alok Mittal spent years touring India's business ecosystem, co-founded the Indian Angel Network and is on the board of TiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs Delhi. With his latest company, Indifi Technologies, Alok is using his 10-year experience to correct the imbalances he has seen in the SME debt financing sector. 13 Jul 17 Aparajita Choudhury Alok Mittal from Indifi Technologies aims to close the $ 380 billion gap in SME debt financing
Alok Mittal Indifi Technologies https://kreviewer.com/2018/11/27/from-investor-to-entrepreneur/ alok mittal founded indifi with the intention of unifying the micro, small and medium enterprises, although it was still complicated the approval of the loans however indifi achievement to solve the problem. 27 Nov 18 JOSEPH TAYLOR From investor to entrepreneur
Jared Hecht Fundera https://www.businessinsider.com/jared-hecht-fundera-founder-interview-2014-7 After working at Skype for several years, he's now working on Fundera, a company that wants to make it dead simple for small businesses to find and secure a non-bank loan. The company launched in February with five employees and $3.4 million in funding, but Hecht says it feels like they've been chugging away for five years, instead of five months. 02 Jul 14 Jillian D'Onfro How 20-Something Serial Entrepreneur Jared Hecht Boosted His Startup's Success By Over 5X
Jared Hecht Fundera https://www.businessinsider.com/jared-hecht-launches-fundera-2014-2 Last fall, Hecht and his GroupMe co-founder Stever Martocci left Skype. Both are doing new startups and while they aren't business partners any more, they hold equity in each others' ventures. Hecht's new startup is called Fundera and he's armed with $3.4 million from investors such as First Round Capital, Lerer Ventures, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel and David Tisch. His co-founders are former Gilt Groupe engineer Rohan Deshpande and former Outbrain director Andres Moran. Their mission: to help other founders get their businesses off the ground. 05 Feb 14 Alyson Shontell 26-Year-Old Jared Hecht Sold His First Startup For ~ $80 Million In 370 Days, And He Has Raised $3.4 Million For A New Venture
Mark Ross GridMarkets https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/sizzle-fizzle/moment-of-truth-for-most-promising-startup-gridmarkets an article that describes important topics about the B2B platform for the excess of computational capacity, also describes how Mark knew his niche. 26 Sep 13 Karamjit Singh GridMarkets startup more promising
Peter Breitstone Goji https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2017/11/06/470491.htm Peter Breitstone, a former senior executive at Insureon, Aon and Zurich, was named CEO of Goji, a Boston, Mass.-based, technology-enabled personal lines insurance distribution platform that matches high lifetime value preferred consumers with more than a dozen national insurance carriers. Breitstone has more than 20 years of senior executive leadership experience at several global insurance companies. He also built and ran Environmental Partners, an insurance brokerage specializing in environmental risk and insurance management, which he sold to Aon. 06 Nov 17 NEWMARKETS Breitstone Named CEO of Massachusetts Insurtech Company Goji
Timothy Wallace iPipeline https://www.wallstreet-online.de/nachricht/11084544-global-blockchain-technologies-corp-bleibt-turnaround-kryptomarkt-exklusives-interview-ceo-global-blockchain-zukunft-unternehmens-kryptobranche The co-founder of Global Blockchain, Shidan Gouran, performs an important interview about the future of the company and the development of the company in general. 12 Dec 18 EQS Group AG Change in the cryptographic market
Salim Ali Loyakk Inc. https://hacked.com/ico-analysis-loyakk/ Loyakk, a platform enabled by blockchain for decentralized business networks, transforms the way in which companies collaborate and share data with partners, distributors, channels and suppliers around the world by extending the blockchain with pending patent extensions to meet the requirements of the company. 25 May 18 Joshua Larson ICO Analysis: Loyakk
Dawn Barry LunaDNA https://www.fastcompany.com/90279112/this-health-startup-lets-you-monetize-your-dna A new health platform is taking a different approach: if you choose to share your own DNA data or other health records, you will get stock from the company that will then pay you dividends if that data is sold. The platform shares some anonymous data with nonprofit organizations, such as foundations that study rare diseases. In that case, the money would not change hands initially, but "there could be intellectual property that at some point is monetized, and the community would share that," says Bob Kain, CEO and co-founder of LunaPBC. "When we have enough data in the near future, then we will work with pharmaceutical companies, for example, to encourage the discovery of these companies. And they will pay the market rates. " The company does not offer the DNA analysis itself, but opted to focus on data management. If you have sent a spit tube to 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage or FamilyTree DNA, you can provide that data to LunaDNA and obtain actions. 13 Dec 18 ADELE PETERS This health startup allows you to monetize your DNA.
Joshua Stein Harbor https://medium.com/harborhq/harbor-names-compliance-leader-joshua-stein-as-president-and-general-counsel-66122327d26f An article that makes known the appointment of Joshua Stein as president and General counsel. Harbor is building a decentralized compliance protocol to address the regulatory compliance challenges of the initial currency offerings... 27 Feb 18 Harbor Harbor appoints compliance leader Joshua Stein
Varun Dua Acko http://www.businessworld.in/article/We-Want-To-Make-Insurance-Transparent-And-Simple-For-Consumers-Varun-Dua/22-05-2018-149873/ In an interview with BW Businessworld, Varun Dua, Founder & CEO of ACKO, talks about general insurance market, mobile insurance segment and more 22 May 18 Aniruddha Bose Want To Make Insurance Transparent And Simple For Consumers: Varun Dua
Varun Dua Acko http://www.forbesindia.com/article/fintech-supermarket/meet-the-newage-underwriters-redefining-insurance/51191/1 Varun Dua bought his first insurance product at the age of 24, he was working at Tata AIG Life Insurance and had plenty of recommendations to make an informed decision.´ The company caught the eye of investors and, by 2016 Dua started looking for the next problem to solve. He had solved the traffic problem and the buying problem but not, he says, the pricing problem. 03 Sep 18 MONICA BATHIJA Meet the new-age underwriters redefining insurance
Zhuling Chen. Aelf https://www.inverse.com/article/43496-cryptocurrency-south-korea South Korea could be on the verge of a big turnaround in the cryptocurrency space, as the dust settles from exchange regulations introduced earlier this year and newfound confidence leads to “altcoins” joining the market. While the country’s crypto drive led to premium prices for bitcoin last year, trading volume has dipped significantly, coinciding with a global cryptocurrency market cap slide from $734 billion three months ago to just $364 billion today. 10 Apr 18 Mike Brown Expert Reveals Why South Korea Could Be on Verge of Cryptocurrency Boom
Zhuling Chen. Aelf https://www.coindesk.com/bet-vs-buy-ico-market-serious-east-west-divide “At the very beginning, the information coming from Asia to the US was very limited. We didn’t know what’s really going on,” Zhuling Chen, co-founder of Aelf, a cloud computing startup out of Singapore, told CoinDesk. So the Asian market took off on its own, informed by the ecosystems around bitcoin and ethereum but also distinct from them, such as when major Asian banks launched distinct efforts starting in early 2016. Some of the differences between the two markets became clearer as CoinDesk spoke to investors and entrepreneurs during Blockchain Week in New York City. 24 May 18 Brady Dale Bet vs. Buy? The ICO Market Has a Serious East-West Divide
Xin Huang Abstract Tokenization https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&authuser=0&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eleconomista.com.ar%2F2018-10-cumplimos-6-anos-con-una-cartera-de-700-m%2F Afluenta, one of the first fintech of loans to be launched in the local market, completed six years with more than 15,000 loans granted. In a dialogue with El Economista , its CEO Alejandro Cosentino, spoke about the company's numbers, the profile of the clients, how the crisis affected them and what the prospects are. 04 Oct 18 El Economista -Finanza Completed 6 years with a $ 700 M portfol
Steven Kokinos Algorand https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/12/11/1665581/0/en/Algo-Capital-Announces-100-Million-Blockchain-Fund-to-Invest-In-Promising-Companies-Built-on-Algorand-Platform.html Algo Capital, a blockchain-focused venture capital group, has announced the launch of a $100 million USD fund to invest and manage significant capital in emerging disruptors building on the Algorand decentralized platform over the course of the next decade. The Algorand protocol was designed by MIT professor, cryptography pioneer, and winner of the prestigious Turing Award, Silvio Micali. Algo Capital invests in promising companies at all stages that are creating solutions on the decentralized Algorand platform, with an initial focus on companies building fintech applications. 11 Dec 18 Algo Capital Algo Capital Announces $100 Million Blockchain Fund to Invest In Promising Companies Built on Algorand Platform
Steven Kokinos Algorand https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2018/08/22/fuze-raised-484m-to-take-on-skype-and-webex-in-100b-market/#6de1d01374cd When you start a company, your life can be made easier if you're targeting a big market. After all, if you can get 1% of a $10 billion market, you'll have $100 million in revenue which is enough to have a shot at an IPO. Fuze was originally called ThinkingPhones and was cofounded by former CEO Steve Kokinos. As Doherty (who took over after Kokinos) said, Steve is a serial entrepreneur and I am a serial operator. Steve had the idea that people who were using iPhones in their personal lives wanted to do the same thing at work. He wanted to replace plastic phones with cords. And the product evolved from cloud-based telephony to include video, messaging, and collaboration. I was brought in to establish systems, processes, marketing, sales force, and growth. 22 Aug 18 Peter Cohan Fuze Raised $484M To Take On Skype And WebEx In $100B Market
George E. Kveton HashChain https://www.futuretechpodcast.com/podcasts/ceo-patrick-gray-hashchain-technology-mining-full-scale-blockchain-company/ An article in which George E. Kveton of Hashchain explains that he saw the potential of blockchain and criptos from the outset and has gone up and down in this industry. In this interview he explains his passion for blockchain and that there must be a long-term "ride or die" mentality for veterans, as well as a continuous push to look for new investors. 20 Aug 18 FUTURETECH PODCAST George E. Kveton of Hashchain explains his passion for the space of blockchain and cryptography.
Reid French Applied Systems https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/10/17/504780.htm Giant Google’s investment arm has purchased a minority stake in Applied Systems, a provider of insurance technology and cloud-based software for independent agencies. Neither side is disclosing financial terms of the deal, which closed about 10 days ago, before the public announcement. Applied Systems CEO Reid French confirmed that Google/CapitalG will become minority investor, while adding that Google/CapitalG’s financial stake is significant. “It’s not small,” Reid said of the investment during an Oct. 16 conference call. 17 Oct 18 Mark Hollmer Google Invests in Insurance Agency Software Firm Applied Systems
Reid French Applied Systems https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/breaking-news/how-an-investment-from-google-will-advance-broker-management-systems-121216.aspx The majority of brokers (82% of those surveyed) believe that the availability of automated insurer connectivity is highly important when they’re considering which insurers they want to do business with, according to Applied Systems’ latest report, “2018 Digital Technology Adoption Trends in Digital Distribution and Automated Servicing. Is intend to put that towards perfecting the agency and brokerage channel. We think it can allow us to produce better software that ultimately helps to change the way that brokers and agents work, and help make them more efficient and more profitable, said Reid French, chief executive officer for Applied. 07 Jan 19 Alicja Grzadkowska How an investment from Google will advance broker management systems
Robert Armstrong Appstem https://www.hrtechnologist.com/articles/recruitment-onboarding/3-reasons-why-referrals-are-the-way-forward-for-recruitment-in-2018/ Employee referrals are a time-honored hiring route – imagine the cofounders of a tech startup, looking to hire their third employee. Or a large organization with high retention rates, where recruitment has plateaued at senior levels. Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Appstem presents one such story. A boutique app-development company, it has tech behemoths like Google, Salesforce, Yahoo, and Twitter as neighbors. However, their CEO Robert Armstrong is confident about their competitive hiring practices: “We implemented an employee-referral program a year or so ago. It has not only helped us attract new talent, but also retain talent because the new employees are generally friends. 26 Jan 18 News Desk 3 Reasons Why Referrals are the Way Forward for Recruitment in 2018
Robert Armstrong Appstem https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/289703 The headquarters for Appstem, a boutique app-development company, is located in a hub of innovation in San Francisco. On a nice day, the CEO, Robert Armstrong, can stroll the streets of the neighborhood and, within a one-mile radius, pass by the offices of tech giants Google, Salesforce, Twitter and Yahoo. 27 Feb 17 Heather R. Huhman The Secret Way Big Companies Hire Via Employee Referral
David McManus Artex Risk Solutions https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20140910/NEWS06/140919978/Gallagher-captive-manager-Artex-discloses-its-subject-to-IRS-probe Artex Risk Solutions Inc., the Bermuda-based captive management subsidiary of insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has confirmed that it is involved in an Internal Revenue Service probe into captive insurers formed under 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition to Artex, at least a dozen other captive managers are involved in the IRS investigation, according to David McManus, president of Artex Risk Solutions. He said that Artex has contacted its clients via newsletter to inform them of the probe. Mr. McManus said Artex acknowledged its participation in the IRS investigation because we think it's time we come out and tell people what's going on. 10 Sep 14 Joanne Wojcik Gallagher captive manager Artex discloses it's subject to IRS probe
David McManus Artex Risk Solutions http://www.artemis.bm/news/kane-confirms-insurance-ils-management-unit-sale-to-ajgs-artex/ Independent insurance and reinsurance manager Kane has confirmed that its insurance-linked securities (ILS) and insurance management and administration business is to be sold to broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s insurance management unit Artex Risk Solutions David McManus, President and CEO of Artex Risk Solutions, added; We believe we’re the fastest growing and most diverse insurance manager in the industry. This exciting combination of operations and capabilities allows Artex to consolidate its position amongst the top three insurance management service providers in the world, with over 1,400 customers, served through over 900 risk bearing entities in 27 domiciles and 370 employees, providing our clients and business referral networks with substantially greater scale and resource breadth. 22 Mar 16 ARTEMIS Kane confirms insurance & ILS management unit sale to AJG’s Artex
Greg Schvey Axoni https://www.chepicap.com/en/news/2947/axoni-has-raised-55-million-in-funding-from-wells-fargo-goldman-sachs-and-others.html The series of funding brings the total invested capital in the company to $55 million, according to Forbes. Axoni is currently partnered with some of the most significant financial clients in the world, including Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and DTCC, who handles $1.6 quadrillion dollars worth of securities. Axoni is developing and building on the Ethereum blockchain in order to apply it to the ledger systems of these traditional financial giants, who are also the investors who are backing the startups efforts. 16 Aug 18 ARTHUR SILLERS Axoni, backed by financial giants, has raised $55 million for data synchronization
Greg Schvey Axoni https://www.pehub.com/2018/11/axoni-procures-36-mln-series-b/ Axoni, a leading provider of enterprise blockchain technology, announced today that HSBC has joined its Series B financing round, bringing the total amount raised in this round to $36 million and total funding to date to $59 million. Axoni will use the latest round of financing to enhance its data synchronization technology, expand its suite of infrastructure products to support mission-critical deployments of AxCore, and broaden the network of enterprises leveraging distributed ledgers. It will also advance development of AxLang, the world’s first Ethereum-compatible smart contracting language to enable formal verification. 13 Nov 18 Iris Dorbian Axoni procures $36 mln Series B
Ray Anderson Bango https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190114005348/en/Bango-Expands-Latam-Launch-Amazon-Prime-Video Bango technology ensures that qualifying customers have the opportunity to subscribe to Amazon Prime Video as part of the customer’s mobile, fixed or broadband plan. Vivo is the first mobile operator in Latin America to offer its customers Prime Video as an additional option. This follows Bango’s initial launches with Amazon in Asia, USA and UK. This partnership gives Vivo customers an amazing opportunity to enjoy Amazon Prime Video with their Vivo plan, commented Ray Anderson, CEO, Bango. Bango is where merchants and operators come together to thrive. 14 Jan 19 Eastern Standard Time Bango Expands in Latam with Launch of Amazon Prime Video for Vivo
Ray Anderson Bango https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.telesemana.com%2Fblog%2F2018%2F06%2F18%2Fclientes-de-entel-chile-podran-pagar-en-su-factura-los-contenidos-de-google-play%2F This is the first Direct Carrier Billing launch for Google Play in South America, after its arrival in Mexico also through Bango for the AT & T operator in 2015, said Bango CEO Ray Anderson. It will be available to the more than 7.3 million subscribers of the leading company in the Chilean cellular market. At Entel we are proud to offer the best products and services to our customers. The launch of Google Play billing improves our offer, providing a secure and easy-to-use payment method so that customers can enjoy the best content offered in the world's largest app store, said Market Manager People of the operator, Matías del Campo. 18 Jun 18 Nicolás Larocca Customers of Entel Chile will be able to pay Google Play contents on their bill
Igor Khmel BANKEX https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/maximines-monumental-moment-at-security-token-future-global-conference-in-singapore-300786562.html Cloud-based pool mining platform MaxiMine brought the roof down last Friday at the long-awaited Singapore edition of the Security Token Future Global Conference hosted at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. As one of the main sponsors of the star-studded event, MaxiMine stood front and centre and drew incontestable attention with its vibrant booth and charming mascots. Of the best-received were interactive panel discussions that were sprinkled throughout the span of the conference, where respected individuals in the industry such as Nizam Ismail of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, Jack Chia of Blockchain Alliance, Edward Du of TALENTA, and Igor Khmel of Bankex were brought together to present their takes on popular topics such as global regulations of STOs, the emerging security token players in Asia and valued security token case studies worth learning from. 30 Jan 19 NEWS PROVIDED BY MaxiMine MaxiMine's Monumental Moment at Security Token Future Global Conference in Singapore
Igor Khmel BANKEX https://smartereum.com/31773/bank-service-blockchain-bankex-igor-khmel/ BANKEX is a blockchain innovator working to build what can be described as the Operating System of capital markets. In this interview with Mahesh Sashital of Smartereum TV, Igor Khmel, founder and CEO of explains his firm’s multi-dimensional solution and how it is going about its audacious goal. Khmel described BANKEX as a blockchain protocol for securities. The team is developing a tokenization ecosystem, providing technology and services at every stage. Its protocol combines banking-as-a-service and blockchain technology to enable the creation of smart asset classes across various sectors. 03 Sep 18 Blockchain News An Operating System for Capital Markets – Interview with BANKEX CEO Igor Khmel
Mansoor Hamayun BBOXX https://www.esi-africa.com/energy-revolution-interview-mansoor-hamayun/ Exclusive interview with Mansoor Hamayun, CEO and co-founder of BBOXX Ltd. UK. During the Energy Revolution Africa conference at African Utility Week, he will present a case study on How is Togo bringing electricity to more than two million citizens by 2020? ENERGY REVOLUTION AFRICA INTERVIEW: Data, technology and digitalisation have the overwhelming potential to transform the energy sector in Africa. 27 Jan 18 ESI AFRICA Energy revolution interview with Mansoor Hamayun
Mansoor Hamayun BBOXX https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/africa-embraces-an-8-billion-solar-market-for-going-off-grid/92303 Desperate times call for desperate measures. So Tanzania, where 80 percent of the population has no reliable access to electricity, is planning to import biomass as fuel from Ethiopia this year and is building a $2 billion hydropower project threatening the Selous Game Reserve. Meanwhile, several thousand Tanzanians are finding an easier, eco-friendly solution: solar-powered LEDs available through a pay-as-you-go model. What’s more, the key technology that’s the backbone of the payment model used by most of these low-cost, smart-tech solar energy providers in Africa is also homegrown. Customers use mobile payments, revolutionized by the Nairobi-based M-PESA. The widespread uptake of mobile money has provided the right environment for off-grid utilities to operate and grow, says Mansoor Hamayun, CEO and co-founder of BBOXX. 04 Feb 19 Sophia Akram Africa embrances an $8 billion solar market for going off-grid
Ray August Benefitfocus https://www.postandcourier.com/business/benefitfocus-ceo-says-charleston-tech-firm-is-at-an-inflection/article_e7774a72-1b38-11e9-a779-c35635898496.html Though it might not look like it, Benefitfocus Inc. envisions itself as similar to the business models at Airbnb and Uber. They are all part of the platform economy. Airbnb is a major lodging provider but doesn’t own any hotels. Uber sells transportation but doesn’t own a fleet of cars. Ray August sees little difference between them and Benefitfocus. 21 Jan 19 Mary Katherine Wildeman Benefitfocus CEO says Charleston tech firm is at an ‘inflection point’
Ray August Benefitfocus https://www.postandcourier.com/business/benefitfocus-has-the-makings-of-a-tech-giant-its-new/article_16e95eb4-499b-11e8-93d2-fb16bf06611d.html Look at Benefitfocus just so, and you can make out the sketches of a technology giant. It claims 20 million users. It says nearly $50 billion crosses its platform each year. It has pulled down tens of millions of dollars in investments. Its management thinks that on some level, it should be thought of alongside names like Airbnb and Uber. 06 May 18 Thad Moore Benefitfocus has the makings of a tech giant. Its new CEO wants to become one
Matthew Ranauro Benefix http://www.cpbj.com/article/20180410/CPBJ01/180419984/investors-pour-nearly-2m-into-lancaster-tech-firm Lancaster insurance technology startup BeneFix said it has secured $1.98 million in funding from the firm's first outside investors. BeneFix offers software that pulls up group health plan quotes for insurance brokers to provide to businesses. The company does business in four states: Pennsylvania, Colorado, New York and New Jersey. are incredibly proud of how far we have come and are excited by the opportunity in front of us, BeneFix founder and CEO Matt Ranauro said in a statement. 10 Apr 18 Shelby White Investors pour nearly $2M into Lancaster tech firm
Matthew Ranauro Benefix http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170328/CPBJ01/170329825/lancaster-tech-firm-to-pitch-insurance-software-in-san-francisco A local software company is putting Lancaster on the map this week at an insurance technology conference in San Francisco. BeneFix has created software that pulls group health plan quotes for insurance brokers to provide to small businesses, a product built to streamline the process. BeneFix will have three minutes to tell people about its product, and then the floor will open for questions. BeneFix will be the first start-up to pitch on Wednesday afternoon. 28 Mar 17 Lenay Ruhl Lancaster tech firm to pitch insurance software in San Francisco
Rodolpho Gurgel BIDU https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=es-419&authuser=0&sl=pt&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Flink.estadao.com.br%2Fnoticias%2Fempresas%2Cthinkseg-compra-operacoes-da-plataforma-de-vendas-de-seguros-bidu%2C70002358361 The acquisition boosted the market for insurance startups in Brazil that currently has 78 new companies with technology solutions for this segment, according to a survey made by the Insurtechs Committee of the Brazilian Chamber of Electronic Commerce. The initial idea was to close a partnership between the two companies, sharing our solutions, but the business eventually evolved into Bidu, says Gregori. The deal also predicts that four Bidu executives, including former President Rodolpho Gurgel, will become Thinkseg partners and hold management positions within the company in strategic areas such as marketing, data analysis and sales. 20 Jun 18 Mariana Lima Thinkseg buys Bidu insurance sales platform operations

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